Monday, September 22, 2008

Laura's Sketch 9





Did you know that today is National Elephant Appreciation Day! A whole day dedicated to appreciate this beautiful and enchanting beast. After working in Kindergarten for 6 years my ideas are just spilling over with "Elephant" related projects, from poems to songs to elephant cupcakes. Even a few famous elephants come to mind, the lovable Dumbo from Disney, and one of my favorite childhood books, Barbar the Elephant.

So in honor of one of my favorite animals, the pachyderm, I made this little card using a clear card supplied by this weeks sponsor, Short Cuts.
Short Cuts also supplied our Pachyderm Loving Design Team with their amazing clear and frosted cards to work with and the team created the most amazing projects this week! Thank you DT & Short Cuts!

Carla
Ashild

Christine
You can view a tutorial on how to make this bag
on Christines' blog:
Creative Journey

Joke
Lisette

Ingrid

2S4Y is also featuring a Guest Designer this week!
Please Welcome

Hanneke
{A fun random fact about Hanneke}

We found out that Hanneke is a famous for her Monchou cakes in the Netherlands. She loves to combine baking and scrapping and often takes her goodies to share at crops. According to Hanneke: "All Shared things are the best things and that applies to scrapping and baking!" We could not agree more with you on that Hanneke because we love that you share your amazing talent with us every week!
 You can see all of Hanneke's talent here at her blog: Scraps-N-Stuff

Hanneke's Card


This week is a special week sponsored by ShortCuts. Launched in June of 2008, the sister site to SheetLoad of Cards is dedicated to making your papercrafting quicker and easier. This is the same company that brought us the fabulous Gift Card Holder Folders that we featured here for Laura's Sketch 3.

The latest ShortCuts product, Clear & Frosted Card Blanks, are ready-to-assemble-and-decorate card blanks that will help you create fingerprint resistant cards. Each of the stocks is made of a thick vinyl material (think clear/frosted cardstock). Unlike other flimsy products out there these cards can hold your embellishments without collapsing, as seen in these gorgeous artists samples created by one of our very own DT members: Carla Peicheff .



Card of the Week and the FaB 5 Win!

T
he main prize for Card of the Week is: Card Blanks - Mixed – Large Pack. You will receive 20 card blanks in each of the two styles shown in the picture above (clear & frosted) – to decorate.

ShortCuts is also offering up a Card Blanks – Sampler Pack (2 blanks in each style) to each of the Fab Five this week!!

10% off
If you place an order through ShortCuts Online Shopping Cart before September 30, 2008, make sure to use the discount code “2 Sketches” during your PayPal check out, to receive 10% off your order*! *10% will be taken off package price(s) only, not S/H charges

How to Enter:

• Please provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread
• Deadline for all entries: Saturday September 26th at Midnight (US Mountain time)
• Your card should be based off the sketch provided and can be of any theme
• The winning card will be announced as the Card of the Week on Sunday, September 27st here at 2 Sketches 4 You.
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter


This a big week at 2S4Y! We cant wait to see your creations.
{Hugs}
Laura & The Pachyderm Loving Design Team!

Gallery
Your cards for Laura's Sketch 9

125 comments:

Monique said...

What a lovely clear cards you make, DT-team.
And Hanneke is it really you??? Wowwie it's so nice to see a card from you. Your cards are stunning.

Joke said...

Oh, team, I lóóóve your cards.
And to all the participating ladies I can agree the cards are great to work with, love the transparent!
And yes, Hannekes monchou pie is famous! See you saturday girl! Love your card too!

Jennifer said...

Everything is so gorgeous!!!!

**Nancy** said...

Gorgeous cards, girls!!! And awesome sketch!!! I hope to play this week!!

Ann said...

Woohoo! 10% off is a great surprise for a Monday morning! :D I'd seen what Carla's been doing with them, and I've been wanting to buy some. Now I have the perfect excuse.

BEAUTIFUL work this week, DT! You ladies rock! Can't wait to play with the sketch. :D

Petra said...

Wat a wonderfull sketch again!! really love it. And all the cards from the DT, gorgeous!!! Hanneke love to see your card here!!!

I already finished mine:
http://scrappenmetpeet.blogspot.com/

XXX Petra

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous cards, girls. I love all designs. The blank cards are so much fun to work with. And Hanneke is indeed known for her monchou pie. I will see her on Saturday and feel so sorry for myself that I am on a diet. :-(

To all 2S4Y fans....have fun creating! You can win a fab prize this week. :-)

sm3wkl said...

Wonderful card! Your bows are always so perfect!

Here's my take on the sketch

http://sm3wkl.blogspot.com/2008/09/new-card.html

~dawne said...

WOW...I'm blown away by the DT stuff this week. It's so incredible. Off to check out the bag tutorial!!

Monique said...

I finish my card too.
Look on my blog
www.scrap-a-moon.blogspot.com

Nichole said...

Here's my finished card. What an awesome sketch this week!

http://babyscrappin.blogspot.com/2008/09/lauras-sketch-9.html

Susannah said...

lovely cards!

~Carla~ said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! Everything is absolutely stunning this week!!! SOO inspiring ladies!!! :)

Lisette said...

I love all the creations this week. These transparent cards are so inspiring and versatile.

Hanneke said...

Thank you so much for having me as a guest designer!!
I really love the card made by the DT!!!
I really loved to work with the frosted card!!

XxX Hanneke

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow very nice clear cards and I love the sketch and wow Hanneke you did a great job your cards really rock.

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

I love what you all have done with the new ShortCuts product!!
Thanks,
Alicia

Wilma said...

A great sketch Laura!!!

Here is my card

shelly said...

beautiful clear cards you made and that bag is awesome! heres my entry for this week. thank you for taking the time to look :) hugs shelly
http://cardsbyshelly.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

Awesome cards this week! I just love being inspired by the rest of the DT here...everyone is so creative!

I can't wait to see all of the lovely cards by everyone this week! It's an awesome prize, and I loved the frosted cards so much that I ordered a large pack of them! LOL! ;-D

Susie Little said...

Hi There,

great sketch!!

Here's Mine!

Susie xx

Anita said...

Thanks for an awesome sketch. I completed my card too late last week but wanted to get this one in early. I loved all the samples.

Anita said...

Forgot to post my link. Sorry.

http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com/

Toni Lightwood said...

I have created a card with your sketch, thanks for the inspiration!
http://createdwithpaper.blogspot.com/

Toni

Glee said...

I must be on a roll because I got mine done in no time! Woohoo!

http://gleefullydone.blogspot.com/2008/09/2s4y-card-bbtb-challenge.html

Great sketch, great cards, great DT!

Scrapmommy said...

Great work everybody. Here is what I came up with
http://scrapmommymoments.blogspot.com/

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Okay this was too fun! I just happened to be working on some clear cards! I made this one today to apply it to the sketch:
my card

Ann said...

Thanks for another fun sketch! This one came together so quickly. :D

http://creativeantics.blogspot.com/2008/09/lauras-sketch-9.html

Sherry Wright said...

Amazing projects from the DT, wow! Love the clear cards as well! Here's my take following the elephant theme: www.sherrywright.typepad.com

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome sketch!!! Here is my card!!
http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com/2008/09/2-sketches-4-you-lauras-sketch-9.html

Thanks for looking!!!

-t

SmilynStef said...

Thanks ladies for another great sketch and more stunning design team creations. Here's my card:

Friends Make Life Blossom

Nilda said...

here is my take on this weeks sketch. Thanks so much. I had fun with it.

http://papercreationsbynilda.blogspot.com/2008/09/thinking-of-you.html

joey said...

Fantastic cards!!!Mine is not as glam!yours are amazing!mine is here:-

mycard

thanks.x

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Love the sketch, and all those lovely cards using the clear cards - beautiful work! Here's my entry! Thanks, Becky G.

http://camelliacottagedesigns.blogspot.com/2008/09/2-sketches-4-you-lauras-sketch-9.html

Teresa said...

Ok, so I had to order some of these fab cards after seeing what you girls did with them. Awesome work!! My card is here
Thanks bunches for all the inspiration!! hugs,T

Marianne said...

I love all the clear cards the DT team made. I was inspired to use one to.

You can find my card here: http://scrapsbymarianne.blogspot.com/2008/09/lauras-sketch-9.html

Thanx for so much inspiration again!

Pascalebrad said...

Great DT cards and sketch was lovely to work with. I have combined my entry with another challenge so this is why it is very yellow!
http://mycraftyheaven.blogspot.com/2008/09/papertake-weekly-children-in-need-2.html
Pascale x

Kath said...

love your card this week Laura with that cute pink elephant and great cards too from the DT
HERE
is mine
Hugs
Kath
xxx

scrapnnMO said...

Ok I really don't like the way this took. But it's the best I could do. Sorry for such a crummy photo of my card and you can find it here:

http://dailyscrappinspiration.blogspot.com/2008/09/2s4y-warm-tidings.html

Mariëlle said...

I love this sketch, so i thought i'd give it a try.

Here's mine

http://scrap-lane.blogspot.com/

Paper Boutique said...

You girls are "clearly" awesome!!!
Here is my card with a wee bit of a spanish lesson, LOL
http://www.paperboutiquescrapbookingstudio.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

Thanks for the great sketch Laura!! Love your card!! I had a wee bit of time last night to give my try at it.

Maria C said...

Love the sketch and cards. Here is my card

Linda Beeson said...

No elephants on my card but I just had to use this sketch! It is wonderful and here is my version.

http://pkod.blogspot.com/2008/09/sketches-and-stamping.html

Lori1brat said...

Beautiful Sketch !!! This is my entry for this week's contest. Thank you for looking !!!
http://lori1brat.blogspot.com/

~dawne said...

Finally got mine finished. Now I'm off to make one of those adorable bags Christine made!!

http://dawneivey.blogspot.com/2008/09/2-sketches-4-u-cps-83.html

TFL!!

Radiogirl said...

I am always amazed at how many of you get your cards done and posted before Wednesday. I feel sooo slow:
http://radiogirlcards.blogspot.com/2008/09/thanks-2-sketches-4-you.html

Sheri said...

Got my card finished! Thank's Laura for a great sketch.
Here you go.
http://scrapintentions.blogspot.com/2008/09/lauras-sketch-9.html

lisa said...

Thanks for the inspiration ladies.
Here's mine:
http://scrappyfairies.blogspot.com/
lis xx

Lena Katrine said...

Great sketch, lots of fun to make a card out of this!

Here is my card!

carina said...

Here is my take on this sketch!!

http://carinalindholm.blogg.se/2008/september/laura-s-sketch-9.html#comment

craftyb said...

Gorgeous DT cards from you all....thanks for sharing! Here's my card! bx

Cecilia said...

Great cards and sketch. I love to work with clear cards.
here is mine
xoxo Cecilia

Anja (scrappie) said...

Well I managed to play along again. I really liked the sketch and also used a transparancy and sorry for that again the kaiser craft papers and some fabric.
You can find my take at my blog www.scrappietoo.blogspot.com

Unfading Spring said...

Here is my Card this week, i though this Amy Butler paper was just right for this sketch, which is a super sketch again this week.http://carolspapercrafts.blogspot.com/2008/09/lauras-sketch-9.html

Carol x

**Nancy** said...

I just ordered some!!! I can't wait to get my package!!! thee look like so much fun to use!!

6 wacky women said...

WOW!! What a wonderful blog you have. Your cards and ideas are amazing. I will be sure to come back again. Thanks for sharing your great sketches.
KAREN

Smita said...

I loved the DT cards... Personally, I found the sketch to be quite tough... I thought for 2 days, and finally came up with a card today. Nothing different. Hope you like it though.

http://kreativitynme.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-card-for-lauras-sketch-9.html

craftinchick said...

Such a versatile sketch! Loved it! I made my card and a second also loosely inspired by the same sketch. Thanks for the inspiration, Laura! You can find mine here: http://craftinchick.wordpress.com/2008/09/24/happy-wednesday/

Cheers,
Jen

mamaluke said...

Gorgeous cards, your sketch really helped me this week! http://paperandpearls.blogspot.com/2008/09/2sketches4you-no9-and-mans-40th.html

tomiannie said...

Wow, such beautiful cards from teh DT! Here's my silly little card:

http://tomiannie.blogspot.com/2008/09/2-sketches-4-you-laura-9.html

dannisdoodles said...

These are gorgeous, gorgeous cards from the DT and a wonderful sketch Laura! I didn't have any transparent supplies, I've never tried a transparent card, but love to work transparent albums, we'll have to give this a try.

http://dannisdoodles.typepad.com/dannisdoodles/2008/09/a-new-week.html

hugs & love to all!
danni

Peet said...

Great sketch, and I love the cards!!!

Here's my card,
http://scrapalbum.blogspot.com/2008/09/2-sketches-4-you.html

Rhynah said...

Hi everyone!

Amazing sketch this week and even more amazing creations from the DT! :)

Here's my entry for this week's challenge.

- Rhynah

Berdien said...

What a great clear cards this week from the DT !! And the prize of this week is gorgeous !! Here's my card:

www.scrapfrombemmel.blogspot.com

Regards, Berdien

Sue said...

I am back from my holidays and couldn't wait to play again - a great sketch Laura xx

MY CARD

Off to look at the gallery now

Hetty said...

Great cards and sketch. Here's is my card.
hettyschweig.blogspot.com

Terria said...
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Terria said...

Wow sorry I post before the link to me card didn't work. Anyway great job everybody!! Here is my card

Kazan Clark said...

This is the funnest product eva! Thanks for the great sketch Ms. Laura :) You can see my take on my blog!

http://nunutoolies.blogspot.com

Kathryn said...

Heres my card --
It's been a bad week -- So my card isn't that great. Sorry!

http://ilovethemmoreeveryday.blogspot.com/

Yin said...

Wow such beautiful cards! I've been a lurker here, so this is my first try at a challenge!

Here is my card: http://yinzin.blogspot.com/2008/09/lauras-sketch-9.html

Thank you!

Maria Matter said...

Wow, love these clear cards!
I rotated the sketch, here it is:
Mellow Yellow
Blessings, Maria

Rosanne said...

Great cards by everyone!

I finally had a chance to create one, its on my blog

Frumpies world said...

I hope I'm still on time but I put up my take on Laura's sketch on my blog today. Would love for you to check it out. Thanks,xxxWendy.

Eveline said...

Hi Laura and Kazan,
Here is my take on this weeks sketch.
http://vanheijstditjesendatjes.blogspot.com/2008/09/lauras-sketch-9.html
Now I'll go and check all the other cards.
Eveline.

Tip Top said...

Thank you for the inspiration! Here is my card

Sue said...

Great sketch, Laura, mines on my blog. love all the cards ive seen so far

kim-paperbabe said...

Fantastic cards from the Design team, Have managed to upload one for this week, have a look on my blog...
http://paperbabe.blogspot.com/
Thanks for inspiring! Great Sketch!
Kim x

~dawne said...

Mananged to get another one done using this sketch.

http://dawneivey.blogspot.com/2008/09/lauras-9-sketch-take-2.html

TFL!!

Allison said...

fab sketch and DT examples
my card is HERE
AllisonX

Captain Crafter said...

Yahoo, I finished my project early. The sketch the week is awesome.

ineke said...

nice sketch !!!
here is my card

Jackie G said...

AMAZING cards everyone!!! I LOVE them all!!
Here's my card:
http://luv2scrappp.blogspot.com/2008/09/halloween-cards.html

scotspanda said...

gorgeous DT cards again ladies! my card is here

lotsalove

Amanda ss

carolann said...

Brilliant cards everyone my entry is here
http://nuttynanascraftblog.blogspot.com/

Miki said...

More beautiful cards this week! I didn't think I would have time this week, but I used up the scraps from another project to get a card with your sketch. Thanks!

http://freshlemonblossoms.blogspot.com/2008/09/cps-83-lauras-9-sketches.html

**Nancy** said...

It's been a couple of weeks since I've had a chance to play along. I had fun with this one!!

**Nancy** said...

Oops...forgot to link my card http://nancy-sweetmemories.blogspot.com/2008/09/15-years.html

Rleen said...

Gorgeous cards. I really love the beautiful sketch.
Here's my entry
Happy Birthday
Thank you for looking.

ashersjane said...

Great sketch as usual!! Here is my take on it.


http://ashleyharris.typepad.com/scrappersblock/2008/09/two-in-a-day.html

melanie said...

another great sketch and very pretty cards. mine is at www.melaniesmemories.blogspot.com

Camillae said...

Good Afternoon ladies! This is my card for this week challenge.Great sketch, Laura! Thanks.

My card: http://sewscraptoheart.blogspot.com/2008/09/let-it-snow-2k4y-challenge.html

debby4000 said...

Not sure my card is worthy to be put here cos it went wrong but the sketch did inspire me to make it.
It's here

Jenn D said...

Yet another great sketch! The DT cards are all gorgeous.

Tangerine Blooms

Jenn

Kristen Swain said...

Beautiful cards this week! Took me a bit to get mine done, but I made my card with the card kit I won. Thanks so much for your generousity 2s4y!!
kris
http://scrapinkris.blogspot.com/

Sankari W. said...

Lovely sketch as always Laura and the DT's sketches this week were fabulous!! You can find my card here:
http://sunnysankari.blogspot.com/2008/09/special-card-for-alzheimers-day.html
Thanks so much for these wonderful challenges :)
Best wishes always,
Sankari :)

evafromca said...

You guys did it again. Great sketch, great cards and yummy things. Well, here is my card, hope you like it. I sure had fun!!!

http://evafromca.blogspot.com/2008/09/2sketches4you-and-i-got-scor-it.html

Jens Place in Space said...

I finally found some creativity to play again! Here is mine.

http://justmejenifer.blogspot.com/2008/09/2-sketches-4-you.html

anne bodil said...

Beaytiful card from the DT!
Here is my card.

http://bodilsscrappeverden.blogspot.com/2008/09/lauras-sketch-10-on-2-sketches-4-you.html

Janet said...

sorry I haven't participated the last 2 weeks but I have been a little bit busy. But I have managed to do this weeks sketch ... below is the link. Thanks for looking!
http://janetsscrapbooking.blogspot.com/

Regan said...

Loved this one- great samples!!

here's mine

http://stampymcstamperson.blogspot.com/2008/09/2s4u-hello-friend.html

Marit said...

Beautiful cards, and here is mine

http://maritospapirblogg.blogspot.com/2008/09/2-skteches-4-you.html

Diana said...

Love the cards!and again a great sketch!

Here is my card :http://kaart-en-scrapcreaties-van-diana.blogspot.com/


Diana

Heleen said...

What a nice sketch again!!
I made 2 cards with the sketch, couldn't make a choice, so you can see them on my blog www.scrapscardsandmores.blogspot.
com

Mrs Wonka said...

Wow I love all the DT cards. This is my first time playing along here, I hope you like my effort!
Here's my card

Mrs Wonka x

rae said...

Another awesome sketch!!
Here's my take. :)

TesaB said...

I'm so happy I found the time to do the sketch of this week - it's gorgeous!!! And holy cow - the DT have done awesome work! Here is my take. http://tesasscrap.blogspot.com/2008/09/another-magnolia.html

Suvina Kumar said...

Hi Laura, Used your sketch to start off on my Diwali cards. 2 variations of the sketch (With an Indian feel) here :)

http://hestiacreationzhandmade.blogspot.com/2008/09/diwali-cards.html

AmyC said...

Well, between feedings, diaper changes, and nap time, I was able to get my card done this week. I was really inspired by this sketch and wanted to get a little scrapping time in, so this is what I came up with....

http://scrappingmommy.blogspot.com/2008/09/lauras-sketch-9-at-2-sketches-4-you.html

Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Christi said...

I WISH my cards could look as amazing as all of yours. So inspirational. Here is my (sad) attempt: http://cici510.blogspot.com/2008/09/spooky-saturday.html

xx Funky Fairy xx said...

Fabulous cards girls,as always :)
I have mine uploaded on my blog at last.
Thanks
Shaz x

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful cards ladies!!!

Here is my card this week:
http://positive-force.blogspot.com/

Kerry said...

This sketch totally inspired me!

You can view my card on my blog: www.capturingcreativity.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Mrs J said...

Love the sketch and what gorgeous cards! Here is my take;

http://mrsjscreations.blogspot.com/2008/09/another-sketch-and-thank-you.html

Diana said...

Better late than never! :)
http://wonderwoman-diana.blogspot.com/2008/09/lauras-sketch-9.html

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

Here is my take on it.


http://jenniferhansenscrapgallery.blogspot.com/2008/09/2-sketches-4-you-laura-9.html

Sankari W. said...

Hi Laura,
hope its okay to make another card using your lovely sketch.You can find my card here:

http://sunnysankari.blogspot.com/2008/09/another-trifold-card-for-lauras-2s4u.html

I had this in my head since the last card - so I had to get it out.... hope that's okay :)
Love this sketch!
Best wishes,
Sankari :)

DeeDee said...

YAY!!! I got time to play along this week....all the cards are gorgeous ladies!!! Those clear cards look like fun to me!!! Here's my take on Laura's sketch:

http://deedeecampbell.blogspot.com/2008/09/2s4y-lauras-sketch-9.html

TFL!!!!

Judy B said...

Loved the sketch this week Laura! Here is my submission!!
http://jbeeksma.blogspot.com/2008/09/2-sketches-4-you.html

thescrapmaster said...

Great sketch and beautiful DT cards. Those clear cards are really neat. Here is my card for this week: http://thescrapmaster.blogspot.com/2008/09/santa-christmas-card_27.html

~Samantha

carol said...

Ooooh, nearly didn't get here!!
Could not miss out, so have done a real quick entry this week!
HERE
is my card tfl

Hugs
Carol x

Jessica said...

I was able to apply this fabulous sketch to a recipe page layout. It can be seen on my blog at: http://passion4papercrafts.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the inspiration,
Jessica in Kansas

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