Sunday, November 30, 2008

Card of the Week & The Fab 5!!

We hope your Thanksgiving weekend was a relaxing one filled with all the joy of friends and family. We have officially welcomed snow into Colorado this weekend so it has been a weekend of staying in doors, movies and leftover comfort food for us. Staying with the tradition of this American Holiday we would like to extend a huge Thank you to our awesome sponsor this week: In A Pinch Designs for sponsoring the super cool precut layouts to our winner:

Card of the Week


This card is soooo cute. Great job on cutting out the owl and layering him - the detail is beautiful and so finished off and of course the delicious warm colors are fabulous too. Debbie has a super inspirational blog which you can see here:
A ScrapJourney
Hope you are feeling better Debbie :) Email me your addy so I can get this super prize off to you

Fab 5!


Tomorrow Laura has an awesome sponsor to introduce to you and wait until you see the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created with their products - it is going to be a fabulous week - see you soon

Hugs Kazan & your Shimmering Design Team

Monday, November 24, 2008

Kazan's Sketch 14

American Thanksgiving is such an amazing Holiday which I am proud to have celebrated for the past 10 years. It is a day dedicated to giving thanks for all your blessings. I wanted to share my list of 5 things I am thankful for and encourage you all to do the same. As you post your card this week let us know about your Thankful List - we would love to hear about the 5 things in your life that make it good.

5 things that make my life good:
1. Family
My Husband and my girls, my Mom & Dad and my Sister & Brother are at the top of this list and will always be.
2. Friends
That special group of people that I am proud to call my Friends
3. This Country
It is beautiful, it is great and it is my home
4. Health
I am thankful for my good health and thankful for the reminders at how precious this life we have is.
5. Creativity
It is me and I can express who I am by being creative. I am truly thankful for this gift and what it has brought to me

Our Design Team worked their own Creative magic to bring you these gorgeous takes on this week sketch:







Bonus Sketch & Card
Hanneke van Dalen

She may be the youngest on our team (only by a year or two *wink*) but her work packs in years of creativity. We love the energy and fun she brings to the team and to her designs and we love that sweet Dutch accent too :). You are amazing and we are so glad to have you on our team. You can see more of Hanneke's work right here: Scraps 'n Stuff

*Remember we would love to see your take on Hanneke's sketch however you are only required to make a card based off of Kazan's Sketch 14 to be eligible for this weeks prize.

In a Pinch Designs

Sheri and Judy would like to introduce you to In A Pinch Designs. They both wanted to start a kit company but one with a twist. All of their kits are PRE-CUT and the design is taken care of. All you need to do is follow the careful directions and you will have a page completed In A Pinch! We have all been there; a crop to go to and no time to prepare; lost your creative juices or just want to get a page done quickly. Well, they have the solution for you.
Both Sheri and Judy are thrilled to bring you In A Pinch Designs with the hope to provide inspiration through design, technique and color.

One lucky card maker can win two of In A Pinch Design Kits. I think this is such a fabulous time saving idea - this gets the scrapbook pages taken care of which leaves more time to make cards or you could even use these cute cut-outs to make a unique card! Here is what you need to do to enter:

How to Enter:

• Please provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread
• Deadline for all entries: Saturday November 29th 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, November 30th here at 2 Sketches 4 You.
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

Have a wonderful week and an even greater Thanksgiving
Hugs Kazan & your Rocking Design Team

Your Cards for Kazan's Sketch 14

Petra *Bonus Sketch*
Carla *2S4Y Fall DT*
Paper Boutique
Rae *2S4Y Winter DT* Bonus Sketch
Kristen *2S4Y Winter DT* Bonus Sketch
Anja *Bonus Sketch*
Katie *2S4Y Winter DT* Bonus Sketch
Chloe *Bonus Sketch*
Southern Scraps
Frida *Bonus Sketch*
Lisette *2S4Y Fall DT* Bonus Sketch
Claudia *Bonus Sketch*
Heidi *2S4Y Winter DT* Bonus Sketch
Irina *Bonus Sketch*
Myra *1st Timer*
Berdien *Bonus Sketch*
Anabelle *Bonus Sketch*
Tami *Bonus Sketch*

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Card of the Week & The Fab 5!!

This was a busy week, thank you to all who participated the gallery is just bursting with some serious talent! Your get well wishes for Glee and birthday wishes for Heidi are very much appreciated! Also a huge thank you to our generous sponsor Queen Kat Designs for donating some yummy goodies for our winner of COTW! & the winner is...

Card of the Week

The minute I saw this card I knew it was a winner!
The layers and the design are exquisite. this card is just full of fun!
Thank you Janet for making such a brilliant card.
You can see more of Janet's stunning talent at her blog:

Janet please email me your address so I can mail you your yummy prize!


Tomorrow brings a new fabulous sketch by the lovely Kazan with another wonderful sponsor! The Design Team has made some spectacular creations, you won't want to miss this one:) We will meet you right back here tomorrow for more 2S4Y fun!!
Laura & our First Class Design Team!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Laura's Sketch 13

Happy Birthday

2S4Y Winter Designer

Hugs & Kisses
on your
Special Day!

Love, Laura, Kazan & all your friends at 2S4Y

My card was made using one of our sponsors QKD clear stamps
"Thinking of You"

“There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend."
Katherine Hathaway

My heart is warmed each week by the amount of encouragement and enthusiasm we have here with our readers at 2S4Y! Not only is this blog a place to inspire and be inspired but also a place to create friendships! I can speak for Kazan and I both that we truly appreciate all of your undying support and friendships at 2 Sketches 4 You!
~Thank you

Our new First Class Design Team created the most beautiful creations this week!
Thank you to our new Design Team
You all are amazing!




Bonus Sketch & Card
This weeks bonus sketch is brought to you by our very talented Kristen Swain!
Kristen's scrapping style is rich, warm, & inviting! We are thrilled to have such talent on our team! Thank you Kristen for making such a stunning card and bonus sketch for us this week!
You can see more of Kristen's amazing talent on her blog: Blankety Blank Blank.

*Remember we would love to see your take on Kristen's sketch however you are only required to make a card based off of Laura's Sketch 13 to be eligeble for this weeks prize.

This Weeks Sponsor

Queen Kat Designs is celebrating its 2nd birthday! They are a clear stamp company. All of their stamps are designed with love by stamp designers around the world. QK designs are always fun, funky and creative. Their home office is in Utah in the shadows of the Wasatch mountains. All of the stamps that QKD produces are made by hand and using only 1 chemical in the process (the actual polymer itself). They have eliminated harsh chemicals from our process to keep our employees healthy and the environment clean. QKD’s stamps are oh so sticky… They stick really well to acrylic blocks and wash up nicely. Although you know the saying, “a stained stamp is a well loved stamp”.

Queen Kat Designs is very excited to share their birthday with you this year! In honor of turning 2, they are having a big party and sale this week. Please come and join them on our BLOG and in the STORE for more fun. Happy Stamping!

Queen Kat Designs
Has donated this great prize pack
to the lucky winner of
Card of the Week

How to Enter:

• Please provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread
• Deadline for all entries: Saturday November 22nd 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, November 23rd here at 2 Sketches 4 You.
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

Now let the creating begin!! I can not wait to see all the beautiful entries.
Laura & Our First Class Design Team!

*I am sad to say one of our dearest participants and friends here at
2S4Y is very ill and in the hospital, Glee Cloninger.
Glee's husband posted a message for all of her friends on her blog.
Please extend our well wishes and speedy recovery to Glee on her blog:
Her husband Dwain will pass the well wishes on to her.
We miss you Glee and hope that you are feeling well very soon!*
Laura & Kazan

Your Cards for Laura's Sketch 13

Carla *2S4Y Fall DT*
Shelly *Bonus Sketch*
Ivanka*1st Timer*

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Card of the Week & The Fab5!

What a whirlwind week full of craziness and fun and a Gallery filled to the brim with gorgeous cards. Thank you for participating and for sharing your awesome talent with us. This week our COTW sponsored by the amazing Sakura of America goes to:

Card of the Week


I fell in love with this card the moment I saw it. It reminds me of a classical whimsical Christmas filled with everything that is good in the world. Annabelle you did an amazing job on the sketch. We all ooohed and aaaaahed over this card! At Bits & Pieces, Anabelle's blog you will find eye candy galore. This is one place that is well worth a visit (or two) and a link to your sidebar!
Anabelle please email me your addy so that I can get your yummy Sakura Pens off to you :)

Tomorrow we kick off the week with a brand new sponsor, a super cute sketch from Laura and of course our very talented Design Teams interpretations...oh yes and tomorrow we debut our Winter DT Bonus Sketch series, fun fun!

See you on Monday
Kazan & your Merry Design Team

Monday, November 10, 2008

Kazan's Sketch 13

Thank you so much for the fantastic birthday wishes that I received from everyone. Not only was my b/day amazing but the whole week was filled with surprises and well wishes, many from friends right here at 2s4u - it was great!

Speaking of birthdays: Ingrid Danvers, a former Fall Design Team Member, celebrates her birthday this week too. Happy Birthday from all of us Ingrid - we hope it is a good one :) Right here in the U.S. we celebrate Veterans Day this week. I hope to thank a few of our brave men and woman as I run my daily errands this week.

This week our brand new Design Team shows off their fabulous work for the first time. I am so in love with all of their work and I know, judging from this week's cards, that the next 3 months are going to be a feast for everyone's eyes. And if you, like me, can't wait until next week to see more of the DT's work, be sure to pop into their blogs (they are linked in the sidebar) for some serious eye-candy!







We continue this week with Sakura of America sponsoring our Card of the Week. I personally am in love with Sakura Souffle and Glaze pens. Sakura Pens write effortlessly on all types of surfaces with amazing professional results. These gorgeous pens come in all sorts of colors and once you write with a Sakura of America Product it can become addictive - trust me I know :) Superior quality for our superior cards.
You can learn more about Sakura products on the Sakura of America Website where one of the most useful features I have found is their Store Locator button:

and here is the prize that one lucky Card Maker can win this week, sponsored by Sakura of America

How to Enter:
• Please provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread
• Deadline for all entries: Saturday November 15th 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, November 16th here at 2 Sketches 4 You.
• Our sponsors do have special competitions directed through schools for all minors, we thus request that only persons 18 years and older submit cards for this competition.
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

We look forward to your amazing creations
Hugs Kazan & your Brand Spanking New Design Team