Monday, January 26, 2009

Laura's Sketch 18

Are you all ready because this is a big one!! It's a exciting but also a sad time at 2S4Y as we say goodbye to our current Winter Design Team and soon to welcome in our fresh Spring Team!

Being that this is the Winter Design Team last post, we wanted to take the time and thank each and everyone of our Winter DT members. Your inspiration and talent that you all displayed here at 2S4Y is unmeasurable. All of your futures hold so strong in this competitive industry, Kazan & I both wish you all the success in the world. You all truly deserve it!

Hugs & Kisses
Laura & Kazan

Hanneke van Dalen

Getting to know Hanneke has been a real treat! Hanneke is always upbeat, fun and super sincere. Her work is as sweet as she is and her talent is beyond inspiring. Thank you Hanneke for being part of the 2S4Y Winter Design Team! Much love and BIG 2 Sketches hugs to you.

Heidi Van Laar

Heidi's talent is in a league all to her own. Her work is just jaw dropping gorgeous! Heidi kept us guessing, with no pictures of her on her blog. It was a lot of fun to finally see the beautiful face behind her beautiful work! Aside from her spectacular talent Heidi is super nice and a friend we will treasure forever! Much love and BIG 2 Sketches hugs to you.

Katie Anderson

Seriously, we want to adopt Katie. She quite possibly be the nicest person ever!! Katie's work says everything about her, simple, sweet, sophisticated & sassy! This girl is going to go far, the sky is her limit! Thank you Katie for being such an awesome influence in our lives. Much love and BIG 2 Sketches hugs.

Kristen Swain

Kristen is loads of fun! Her work is bright fresh and funky. We just adore her talent. Trips to her blog always contain lots of ooohhhing and awwwing. Her work is a whole shmorgusborg of treats! Thank you Kristen for sharing your amazing talent with us all!
Much love and BIG 2 Sketches hugs.

Peet Roeven

It has been such a pleasure to get to know you Peet. Your sincere and beautiful personality comes through into your talent. Your attention to detail is just breathtaking! Truly each one of your creations is a masterpiece.
Thank you Peet for sharing your talent with us!
Much love and BIG 2 Sketches hugs.

Rae Barthel

Rae is a beautiful person, she is caring, loving and always encouraging. Rae is never far behind leaving loads of praise on everyones work. Not to mention her awesome talent, that is truly unique, and so inspiring.
A style always to be remembered.
Thank you Rae for bringing your sunshine to 2S4Y!
Much love and BIG 2 Sketches hugs.

Bonus Sketch & Card
Rae Barthel

*Remember we would love to see your take on Rae's sketch however you are only required to make a card based off of Laura's Sketch 18 to be eligible for this weeks prize.

This Weeks Sponsor

A HUGE welcome
The very talented and one of our good friends

Regina Easter

The Cutting Cafe' offers affordable Printable Stamps and cutting files to crafters, scrapbookers, and cardmakers. The cutting files are templates that you print out (using your home printer)
cut, assemble and then embellish! The format of the cutting files can be used on Die-Cut machines like Pazzles Inspiration and Cricut (with Scal software) and are very easy to use, versatile and fun too.

The printable stamps are just that, images that are sent to you through email that you print out using your home printer. After the images are printed out you can color them in or paper piece them like you would any other stamped image!

One of the best things we love about the Printable Stamps and Cutting Files is that we don't have to worry about finding space in our craft rooms to store them... Simply keep them in a folder on your computer to use over and over again! What a great idea Regina!

Is generously offering
to the
Winner of Card of the Week

plus 3 other sets of their choice!!

How to Enter:

• Please provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread
• Deadline for all entries: Saturday January 31th 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, February 1st here at 2 Sketches 4 You.
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

BIG 2 Sketches 4 You hugs!!
Laura & The Tremendously Talented Winter Design Team!

Your Cards for Laura's Sketch 18

Riley *1st Timer*
Sarah *Bonus Sketch*
Jilly *& Bonus Sketch*
Anabelle * & Bonus Sketch*
Darlene *1st Timer*
Deb * & Bonus Sketch*
Lea *& Bonus Sketch*
Rose *1st Timer*
Tami *& Bonus Sketch*
Pol' ka4ka *& Bonus Sketch*
Kath *Bonus Sketch*
Jolanda *1st Timer*
Peet *Bonus Sketch* *Winter DT*
Carol *Bonus Sketch*
Ingrid *& Bonus Sketch* * Fall DT*
Jackie *& Bonus Sketch*
Frida * & Bonus Sketch*
Angela *1st Timer*
Tonya *& Bonus Sketch*
Ewonne *Bonus Sketch*
The Craft Addict *1st Timer*
Kate *Winter DT*
Carla *1st Timer*
Paulina *& Bonus Sketch*
Jennifer *& Bonus Sketch*
Hanneke *Winter DT* *Bonus Sketch*
Lorraine *Bonus Sketch*
Darlene *Bonus Sketch*
Dawne *Bonus Sketch*
Mrs. J *& Bonus Sketch*
Karen *1st Timer*
Vivian *1st Timer*
Heidi *Winter DT* *& Bonus Sketch*
Guylaine *& Bonus Sketch*
Daniela *& Bonus Sketch*
Tina *& Bonus Sketch*
Lianne *Bonus Sketch*
Monique *& Bonus Sketch*
Wilma *Bonus Sketch*
Amy *Bonus Sketch*

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Card of the Week & The Fab5!

Thank you all for putting in such tremendous effort and talent into the gallery week after week. Your cards are all true works of Art. Laura and I have also enjoyed receiving all of your Design Team applications over the past two weeks. It has become a ritual with the two of us to get together for lunch with her laptop and pour over the entries to try and narrow it down to 6. I bet you can imagine how hard this task is just from the high standard of entries we get each week for our Gallery. We meet this afternoon and I can't wait! But first things first....

Thank you so much to our Sponsor Scor-it for providing this weeks fabulous prize and also for your awesome donations of Scor-it boards and Teressa Collins paper to the Design Team. You are an amazing company with an equally amazing product! Without further delay here is our winner of a Scor-it Mini:

Card of the Week

I love how soft and pretty this card is and how Kristine took this linear sketch and interpreted it into this gorgeous soft & beautiful card. Kristine your blog
Kristine Cards and Photos
is so cute with awesome tutorials for photo tips in the sidebar - go check it out!
Kristine please send me an email with your address so I can get your Scor-it Mini off to you.

Fab 5!

Captain Crafter

What Caught our Eye this Week...

Krista from Krista b Cardin found cute felt coasters at Michaels for $1 and cut them up to use on her cards. I am off to Michaels today! Thanks for the tip Krista :)

Tomorrow Laura brings you a gorgeous sketch and our Winter Design Team brings you their final interpretations of it. The sponsor for tomorrow is a dear friend of ours and lets just say that it is going to be one giant post with so much to see and marvel over, it will have you entertained all week :)

Have a wonderful Sunday Hugs Kazan & Your Yummiest Design Team

Monday, January 19, 2009

Kazan's Sketch 18

For project details visit my blog: Nunutoolies

I know many of you may be surprised to see my Christmas card posted mid January but with all the new and exciting things happening at 2 Sketches 4 You it does feel like Christmas! More about my card a bit later..

First I would like to wish everyone here in the U.S. a wonderful Martin Luther King Day. The significance of this Holiday has never been as profound as today because of tomorrow. Tomorrow we as a Nation and the world will witness history in the making as we welcome our new President Barak Obama.

This week Laura and I also shared our first Magazine Cover together. Our good friend and former 2 sketches 4 You Designer, Aashild Ruud, is celebrating the 5 year anniversary of her Craft Magazine: Ett trykk and 2S4Y is featured in the Magazine which hits News Stands in Norway on February 1st. We are also excited to be teaming up with Aashild's Rubber stamp company as a sponsor here at 2S4Y in the not to distant future :)

....and let us not forget this is the last week for our Spring Design Team call...we have some AMAZING sponsors lined up for the coming months and our Design Team is going to get spoiled so don't delay - send in those entries!

Now for some serious eye candy. Our Design team did a fabulous job with the sketch this week using Die-cut Paper especially designed by Teresa Collins to work with the Scor-it scoring tool. See the before and after images of these cards on the Design Team's blogs


For project details visit Hanneke's blog: Scraps-n-Stuff
This is not a Teresa Collins Die-cut design


For project details visit Heidi's Blog: Van Laar Designs


For project details visit Kristen's blog: Blankety Blank Blank


For project details visit Katie's blog: Rasberry Kate


For project details visit Raes' blog: Simply Rae


For project details visit Peet's blog: Scrap Album

This Weeks Sponsor for COTW:

The Scor-it tool is one of our favorite products to use here at 2 Sketches 4 You. This time they have teamed up with the fabulous Teresa Collins to bring us die-cut printed paper designed by Teresa Collins to use with the Scor-it! Our whole design team each got to work with a different sheet that has a die-cut card and envelope on it and little images to cut out for embellishments - it is soooo much fun and easy too!

Scor-it is excited to be exhibiting at CHA again this year in Product Performers booth #1573. They will be demoing the new line of Teresa Collins "Family Matters" papers, die-cut cards and file folders. Make sure to stop by and see the complete Scor-it line as well as the new Teresa Collins designs and don't forget to tell them Kazan & Laura sent you :)

This week the winner of Card of the week gets to own their very own Scor-it Mini. Here are the details:

• Please provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread
• Deadline for all entries: Saturday January 24th 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, January 25th here at 2 Sketches 4 You.
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

Have a wonderful start to you week - see you later with your beautiful creations
Kazan & Your Ultra Talented Design Team

Your Cards for Kazan's Sketch 18

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Card of the Week & The Fab5!

Wow, that was a fun week! 
We had a really good turn out & OUTSTANDING cards! 
Thank you to all who entered. Each and everyone of you are what make 2 Sketches 4 You a success! A huge thank our to our sponsor Created with Paper for your generous sponsorship. 

Remember you all have one more week to try out for our Spring Design Team 
We have had a great turn out so far! 

And now for
  Card Of The Week...


Now not to sound too cliche, but this is some serious eye candy! I adore the warm rich sultry colors and the attention to detail in this card. WOW Candy, thank you for making such a beautiful card. 

You can see more of Candy's talent on her blog: 

Please email me your address Candy so I can get your prize off to you.


What Caught our Eye this Week...

"Savitri, a very talented card maker here at 2S4Y is expecting her 2nd child! 
Her & her family will be welcoming a baby girl in June! 

You all can send her blessings at her blog: 

~Congratulations Savitri~

Kazan has a cool sketch for you all tomorrow and once again you all will be blown away by the DT creations! Also we have a HUGE toot •surprise• toot to share with, so be sure to join us.
See you all Monday~ 
Hugs, Laura & The Winter Design Team!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Laura's Sketch 17

Spring is on the way. It's time for new beginnings, this means time for a new Design Team here at 2S4Y! As our Winter Design Teams term draws to an end we begin this week with a new Spring Design Team call. Details on the Call will be at the end of this post.

But lets not get too ahead of ourselves. We still have a few more weeks of our existing fabulous Winter Design Team!

Our Winter Design Team made the most beautiful creations this week. 
Here are their takes on this weeks sketch:







This Week's Sponsor

Created With Paper is an online Monthly Kit Club based in Canada. They are well liked for their great customer service, quick shipping and free gifts! 

*Special 2S4Y Offer*

Created with Paper would like to offer all of our participants a great gift this week as well. For everyone who purchases this month's Owl Always Love You Collection, they too will receive this week's prize free with their order! Yes that's an entire kit FREE!
 Simply mention the 2S4U FREE KIT offer when you order. Hurry over, this offer is only good while supplies last!

"Life looks good when it's Created With Paper!"

Created with Paper has donated this fabulous kit 
to the 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 January 17th 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, January 18th here at 2 Sketches 4 You.
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

Spring Design Team Call

For those of you patiently waiting here are the details for our Spring Design Team Call:
2s4Y is seeking 6 fun, talented and creative Designers to provide unique and inspiring interpretations of our sketches each week. Previous design team experience is not necessary and this call is open to both U.S. and International card makers.

The new Design Team will make it’s debut as the 2 Sketches 4 You Spring Design Team during the first week of February and run for a period of 3 months.

How to Apply:

Create TWO original cards based on both Kazan and Laura's Sketches. We would love to see one card based on Kazan's Sketch and one card based on Laura's sketch.

The Sketches and more information can be found here: 

email inquires to:


Applications will be accepted from Monday January 12th until Saturday Midnight January 24th, 2009 (U.S. Mountain time)

We would love to get to know you and see the scope of your work so please continue to participate in the gallery over the next two weeks. We look forward to receiving your applications.

Thank you & Good Luck

Hugs Laura & The Winter Design Team

Your Cards for Laura's Sketch 17

Toni *Owner of Created with Paper*
Christine* Fall DT*
Joke*Winter DT*
Melissa*1st Timer*
Michelle*1st Timer*
Sue*1st Timer*
Carla*Fall DT*
Fairuz*1st Timer*
Amy*1st Timer*
Vitathai*1st Timer*
Judith*1st Timer*
Deb*1st Timer*