Sunday, June 7, 2009

Top 30 Finalists, Card of the Week and the Fab 5!


2 Sketches 4 You 1st Annual Ultimate Card Showdown

*Grand Prize*
Over $500 in products from the following sponsors...
( for a detailed description of all the prizes, please see HERE)


This past week has been an historical event for 2 Sketches 4 You.  Thank you to one and all for participating in this humongous challenge.  It has been so inspiring to see the most beautiful cards this week but most of all we appreciate the good wishes for our 1st Year Anniversary. We could not have come this far without YOU and of course our amazing Sponsors.  After countless emails and correspondence between the Design Team members we have finally decided that the following Card Makers will be advancing to the next round of competition.  Ladies and Gentlemen please join us in congratulating your 


Top 30 Finalists:
(Alphabetical Order)
Each of the Top 30 Finalists will receive goodies from the following amazing Sponsors: 

Congratulations everybody.  Please email both Laura and Kazan your addresses with the subject line Top 30.

Top 30 Finalist Sketch


Congratulations Cardmakers - you have made it to the next round of the Ultimate Card Showdown.  One of you talented Cardmakers will be our Grand Prize Winner!
Here is your assignment for Week 2:
1. Make us the most fabulous, original and drop-dead gorgeous card based on the sketch above. 
2. Post your card on your blog or public gallery and then come back here and link to it in the special Top 30 Mr. Linky Gallery.
3. Your deadline is Midnight Saturday June 13 (U.S. Mountain Time).
4.  The Top 20 Finalists will be announced here on June 14.
5. Please read the following Rules and Regulations before posting your card


We would like to thank Zutter Innovative Products for their sponsorship in the Ultimate Card Showdown. Their world famous products are used by Scrapbookers and Cardmakers alike and we are really excited to share that Zutter is awarding the Grand Prize winner the following fabulous Prizes:
Dream Kutz Machine, Bind-it-All V2.0, Display-it-All, Round-it-All, Bind-it-all Around the World (Project Idea Book), Spinner Album Kit and an assortment of Covers, papers and spines!

Card of the Week
Prize sponsored by Zutter Innovative Products

Please welcome us and Zutter Innovative Products in congratulating this weeks winner of Card of the Week:

Sonia Kertznus


Our whole Design Team was very impressed with this card Sonia.  They loved the fresh colors and the cute handwritten accents.  Sonia's blog is super cute too.  Take a look at Scraps 4 Fun
and be ready for some fantastic inspiration.  Thanks so much for joining us during this great event Sonia.  Please email us your address so that we can get your Zutter goodies off to you.

Fab 5!
Honorable mention to the following fabulous Cardmakers:



The Sakura of America Random Draw...

Each week Sakura of America will give one cardmaker participating during the Challenge month some fabulous Sakura Product.  This week the Sakura of America Random Draw recipient is:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

133 

Timestamp: 2009-06-07 18:04:38 UTC

Please email both Kazan and Laura your address so we can get your Sakura goodies off to you. and use the subject line: Sakura Winner Week 1


Tomorrow we bring you a brand new sketch,  fantastic sponsor and uber inspiration from our Design Team.   You will have an opportunity to win Card of the Week, or the Sakura of America Random Draw Prize draw or get a special honorable mention as one of the Fab 5!  

See you tomorrow
Much hugs and appreciation for making this a year to remember
 from the both of us,
Laura & Kazan 
 

56 comments:

Scraphouse said...

Congratulations to all, you've made wonderful inspiring cards and good luck for the next round!!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats to the top 30 finalist and believe me it was a hard task to pick 30 finalist out of all those amazing talented great cards. Congrats to Sonia you card rocks and ofcourse the fab 5.

Jenny said...

Huge congrats to the top 30! Their cards were all so great! Thanks for this week and I'll be back tomorrow, for sure.

Tracey said...

WOW!! Congrats to all of the 30 finalists in the ultimate card showdown. Whoot! Whoot! to Kazan and Laura for getting what I'm sure is a record breaking number of entries for ONE CHALLENGE!! Congrats also to the COTW winner and the Fab 5 for the week. Everyone did such an awesome job. Last but not least, THANK YOU to the hard-working hosts, Kazan and Laura, for putting on such a wonderful contest, the wonderful sponsors, DT members, and the list of judges for this month. I don't envy you having to choose just 30 from the hundreds of entries this past week.
Hugs xo

KimmyS said...

Wooooohoooooo - congratulations to the finalists ad congratulations to our Top 5 and the Card of the week winner.

What amazing eye candy you all had for us!

Tanis said...

Congrats everyone!!!

Best of luck in the next fun round!

~amy~ said...

Sweet Mother of Pearl...I'm thrilled to be part of the top 30...wow, I'm totally speechless...thanks sooo much Laura, Kazan and the mighty DT...Congrats to all the the peeps that made the top 30, Sonia, the Fab 5 and Lianne too!

Anna-Maria said...

Congratulations to all of the winners and to all the participants as well! So many beautiful cards were made!

I am anxious to see what is coming up tomorrow!

Ingrid said...

Congrats to the 30 finalists, and good luck, girls! Congrats to Sonia and the Fab 5 too. There is a lot of talent in the card making world. It was a pleasure to view all 400+ cards.

Dora said...

Congrats to the top 30--some absolutely beautiful cards!

Giovana said...

Congratulations to the top 30!!
I am so excited to be chosen in this group!!

Thanks so much.
God bless
Giovana

Lana said...

Congratulations to all the top 30, the top 5, Sonia and also Lianne!!
How difficult this task must have been to choose from 400+ creations.
Thank you Laura and Kazan for bringing this wonderful challenge together ;0)
Hugs
Lana x

Sophia said...

Congrats to all...

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Congratulations everyone!!! What a fun fun fun challenge! Looking forward to seeing the next round!

Muffin said...

Congratulations to all winners and congratulations to Kazan and Laura on this amazing blog, so full of FUN and amazing cards! :)

Dana said...
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Frida said...

I don't know what to say.......
But it feels GREAT to be one of the 30 finalists !!!
And I totaly agree with tracy's words.
Amazing, amazing what you girls do Laura and Kazan !

Dana said...

Congrats girls!! You're cards are awesome and full of inspiration :-)

~dawne said...

CONGRATS to the Top 30. Everyone's cards were amazing. Good luck this week.

Made by Mandy said...

Congratulations to the girls in the top 30, and also to all this weeks winners.

I bet it took a long time to whittle it all down, there were many fabulous entries.

Well done to you all xxx

just_shine said...

WOW!!! I'm absolute speechless...thanks so much for all..
Laura, Kazan and all of sponsors!
Congrats to the winner of week and the Fab 5 for the week.
I'm so pleasant to be in 30 finalists!

Thanks so much.

Martha said...

Congratulations to the top 30 finalists, I am so excited and confused to be one of them! Thanks for the opportunity Laura and Kazan!!
Also congrats to Sonia and the fab 5!!
Bye,
Martha

clouds shadler said...

YEY! congrats ladies! What an awesome Top 30! and awesome COTW by Sonia and the Fab5!

Congrats!!!!

Clouds :D

cheryln said...

OH MYYYYYYYY!!!I'm trying to pick myself up off the floor! It is so exciting to be one of the 30 finalists! sososososoooooooo many AMAZING entries! Congrats to ALL the finalists, the Card of the Week ,Sonia, and the fab five, and Laura and Kazan on the success of this wonderful blog!
Thank you so much!!!

Latisha said...

Congratulations to the top 30!! Your cards are just amazing!

Shemaine said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Congratulations to the winner the is week and the Fab 5. I was really disappointed to not advance but I love the inspiration I find here.

scrappyhour said...

Congratulations to everyone who made the cut. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the next round.

Carly said...

Oh my gosh I'm over-the-moon to be picked in the Top 30 with such amazing company! Thank you so much!

milli said...

Congrats to all the finalists, the Card of the Week ,Sonia, and of course the fab five!
And a big thank you to Laura and Kazan for working so hard for this wonderful blog!
I'm so thrilled to be part of the top 30! Thank you so much!!!
Hugs
Camilla x

Jessica said...

Congrats to the top 30! what amazing cards!

Liz Weber said...

Congrats to the TOP 30 finalists and congrats to everyone who joined in the fun... it was wonderful to do another 2S4U sketch. Thanks for the inspiration Laura and Kazan and the 2S4U DT. Good Luck to the TOP 30!

Staci said...

Congrats to you all. The cards were amazing. I am just glad I didn't have to judge them. :)

dougnat said...

WOW!!! so excited and shocked to have made it to the next round! Every single one of the 400++ card were beautiful and very inspiring to me!!

dannisdoodles said...

oh my goodness, thank you so very much for such an honor to be amongst the unbelievably talented 30 & being selected from 400+ gorgeous entries. to say i am honored & humbled would be an understatement. CONGRATULATIONS to all the amazing ladies selected, to the Top 5 & Lianne! thank you, thank you ♥♥♥

Ann said...

OMG!!! I've been out of town this weekend, so to come home and see that I made the Top 30 is the perfect end to a fabulous weekend! THANK YOU!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

THANK YOU!!! I'm so excited to be included in this fabulous group of 30! Can't wait to get started on the next round :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Congrats to everyone!!!! Yea!!!

Cin Cin said...

Oh My WORD!! My jaw has been on the floor since I realized the Cindy on your list was ME!! TY TY TY!! I am AMAZED-all the entries were incredible! I can't imagine what a task it was to have to decide!! Congrats to the top 30, the fab 5, the DT for going through all those entries. WOW. AGAIN. TY to my good friend Tracey who has been kicking my rear all weekend to keep trying at this 'scrapbooking' thing. :) :)

Amy said...

Awesome!! Thanks so much for all you ladies do and for picking my card to be in the top 30. I am sure it was a hard choice to pick among all those great entries. There is an extremely talented group of people that posted beautiful cards and I am truly honored to have been chosen.

Congrats to all of the top 30, Sonya, and the fab 5....as well as Lianne.

Hugs,
Amy ♥

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! Congrats to the top 30 finalists and thank you for including me in the group! What an honor because there were SO many fabulous entries! Congrats to Sonia and the Fab 5 too, gorgeous cards!!

Julie O. said...

Love the sketch Kazan! Congrats to all the top 30!! That must have been a very difficult decision. I'm loving all this inspiration!

Cookie Aguilar said...

Congratulations to the top 30!!! I did not make it but it was worth the try. I will be definitely try to make more cards hihih! and be back for more inspirations from you guys!!! Goodluck!

Sandra MacLean said...

Holy Moly!! I can't believe my card made it into the Top 30!! Seriously! I'm just floored by this news tonight! Laura, Kazan and the DT had a TOUGH choice to make and I am just so humbled that you girls thought mine was worthy enough! Thank you ladies!! And I'm looking forward to the next sketch. Congratulations also to Sonia and the Fav 5 this week!

Julie said...

congrast all round girls.

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

wow!!! I can't believe I made the top 30!!!!!!! and CONGRATULATIONS to all the other girls that were selected!

Eva said...

Congrats to all the winners and the top 30!! WOW...what a bunch of talented card makers!!! Good luck to all!!!

Eveline said...

Well done top 30. Good luck with the second sketch.
Congratulations Sonia and the fab5.
Eveline.

Sandra said...

Congratulations to the top 30 finalists!! Also congrats to Sonia and the fab 5! What an amazing cards you've made! Can't wait to see what you've al made of the new sketch!
gr
Sandra :-)

Ziggyeor said...

Congratulations to all the winners! There were a lot of participants and I bet it was really tough!

Wendy said...

Congrats to everyone, I am glad I did not have to judge those cards I just checked them out and they are all Fanominal!

Tammy said...

How super exciting is this!!!!!!! Can't wait to play along with all you super talented ladies!!!!

Jenn D said...

I am so happy to be playing along with such a talented bunch! Thanks so much for chosing my card as one of the Top 30! I'm having fun checking out all of the other fabulous creations.

Kristen said...

Congrats winners! What wonderful cards. Great job everyone! What a ton of cards you had to go through to find the finalists, a huge chore, and great picks!!!

Angela said...

Congratulations everyone.. What great cards, and awesome talent.

Danielle said...

Beautiful work ladies!! Congratulations on making the top 30, card of the week, top 5 and for winning the drawing! Good luck with the next sketch!!

Jo said...

Wow! thank you so much for choosing my card, it is a huge honour! Congrats to all the top 30, Sonia and the Fab 5 too.