Monday, October 27, 2008

Kazan's Sketch 12

Happy Halloween
Boo Scary Happy Halloween Trick or Treat Ghouls Witches Candy Ghosts Costumes Party Eeek Full Moon Spiders Bats Orange Green Purple Black October Frightful Haunted

This week is the existing Design Teams final week to post their cards as the 2 Sketches 4 You 2008 Fall Design team. We have immensely enjoyed working with all six of you and want to thank you all for creating such beautiful cards and projects for everyone to enjoy. As our first Design team you have set such an amazing precedent and for that we are so grateful. Good luck with your personal and creative journey's. We can't wait to see more of your work both here and in galleries and publications across the globe.
Hugs & Kisses
Kazan & Laura

Aashild Ruud
Aashild Reise

It has been such a pleasure getting to know you Aashild. Your work is so unique, artistic and very inspiring. We loved your enthusiasm and all the extra's you brought with you to 2S4Y. Your tutorials are awesome and we hope you will continue to grace us with your amazing talent so that we too can create mini masterpieces. Much love and big 2 Sketches hugs to you.

Carla Peicheff
Carla's Blog

Every card maker out there needs a Carla in their lives. Thank you for being so awesomely fun. Your personality is outrageously contageous and this reflects not only in your work but through your network of friends. Thank you for making us smile, laugh and for giving us such beautiful creations week after week. We can't wait to follow along with you as you continue this successful path you are on. Big *hugs & kisses* from 2S4Y.

Christine Penaflor
Creative Journey

How fortunate we all have been to get to know you, Christine. You are one of the kindest, sweetest persons one could meet. Your cards and projects are simply out of this world and your talent to make all things beautiful knows no limits. Thank you for your sweet words and bountiful enthusiasm over the past 3 months - we look forward to seeing your work for many more to come. Hugs from all at 2S4Y

Ingrid Danvers
Scrapbook Mania & More

It is always great to walk away from an experience like this knowing that the people that you have worked with are friends. Thank you, Ingrid, for your support, encouragment, guidance and for always giving us the most beautiful cards. We value your friendship and are long-time admirers of your work. We will miss you on the DT but will remain friends for years to come. Much love & Hugs to you from Us.

Lisette Gibbons
The Blank Canvas

Lisette, it has been amazing having someone as talented as you on our team. Your work is so inspiring on so many levels and your style has become one the favorites to follow here at 2S4Y. Thank you for always giving us your very best even while moving across continents. You have been an awesome player and we will miss you on the DT. Hugs & Kisses your friends at 2S4Y

Bonus Sketch & Card
Joke Bach Kolling
I Don't Wanna Stop

Joke we are going to miss you so much. You are so sweet and sincere with an amazing personality. Your cards are spectacular and always so inspiring. We love the stories behind your creations and we love how you make things from your heart for people you care about. Thank you so much for being part of this amazing team. We hope to see more of your amazing work for months & months to come. Groete & Liefde Kazan en Laura

Lil Scrappers

We are so excited to welcome back Lil Scrappers as our sponsor for Card of the Week.
Lil' Scrappers is a Canadian based, Canadian owned, scrapbooking store that has been open since Nov.1st, 2003! At Lil' Scrappers you will find an amazing array of quality products. You are sure to find everything on your scrapbooking wishlist!!

We have a fabulous Scrapbooking kit program with 3 types of amazing kits to choose from! A main kit, a mini project kit, and a card kit specially tailored to card makers!

Lil' Scrappers would like to invite you to our Huge 5th Anniversary Online Crop!! We will be having lots of layout & card challenges, chit chat, games, make n' takes, amazing prizes, and a couple of VERY special surprise guests, that you do NOT want to miss out on!!! So mark your calendars and be sure to join in all the wonderful challenges we have planned from November the 1st-3rd!!! See you there! :)

Trick or Treat

Laura's RAK
Kazan's RAK

* In addition to our sponsors fab prize Laura and I are giving away 2 Boo-tiful RAKS 4 you. We will randomly select two people that come Trick or Treating with us. All you need to do is upload your card onto our Scary Gallery. We will announce the two Frightful Winners, together with COTW and the Fab5! on Sunday- Eeeeek!*

How to Enter:

• Please provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread
• Deadline for all entries: Saturday November 1st 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 2nd here at 2 Sketches 4 Y
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

Let the Fall festivities begin
:) Kazan & your Sparkling Design Team

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Card of the Week & The Fab 5!!

As the weeks pass by this job just does not get any easier, it is just so hard to pick only one COTW. You all rocked this weeks sketches, the talent here is just amazing. Thank you to everyone that participated. Also thank you to our generous sponsor DeNami Designs, with their outstanding products. 

Remember today is the last day to get your applications in for our Winter Design Team. This might be your chance to be a part of the 2S4Y DT! We have had a outstanding response so far. Thank you to all that have entered. You can find all the details HERE!

And now for our winners this week...

Card of the Week


This card is just gorgeous! I love the browns, creams, and then the pop of sparkling blue! A very striking color combination.  You can see more of Camilla's amazing talent here at her blog:

Thank you Camilla for participating each week at 2S4Y, your work is simply breathtaking!
Please email me your address so I can send you your DeNami Designs goodies!

Fab 5!

We have a really special post for you all tomorrow! It is our last with our super talented Fall Design Team, and Kazan has an awesome sketch to play along with so don't miss this one!

Laura & our Fantabulous Design Team

Monday, October 20, 2008

Laura's Sketch 11

The holiday season is fast approaching us, and the hustle and bustle that comes along with this joyous time of year can lead to a lot stress!
Eliminating stresses is a definite long time gaol in my life. Their are just not enough hours in the day to live them filled with stress.

Some obvious examples of stress in all of our lives are:

Procrastination: This is common for all of us. And derives from taking on too many commitments. I tend to do well when things are done, and out of the way!

Difficult/Negative People: This is a hard one since they seem to be everywhere!
They are energy soakers, and huge stressors. Just eliminate them from your life.

Being Too Busy: Go here go there, cooking, cleaning, kids, deadlines... the list could go on and on!
Stop, slow down, take a deep breath and enjoy your life, take time for the little things that make you happy!

Stress is a response to the daily challenges in life, and unfortunately will always arise somewhere. Simple steps can be taken to lessen this unnecessary evil, like...

Exercise: One of my favorite de-stressors!

Eating Healthy: This is so true! Eating light, good for you, healthy foods, puts me in a great mood.

Smile & Laugh: They are both contagious!

Creativity: I am always less stressed and one with my qi (chi) when I sit and create!

Be Positive: There is nothing like the power of positive thinking! Be happy and content.

Now that you are all calmer and less stressed with my sparkling insight LOL,
lets ogle over the stunning creations from our Fantabulous Design Team!




Bonus Sketch & Card

This weeks bonus card and sketch is brought to you by one of our Design Team members... the lovely Lisette Gibbons.
Lisette's style is elegant, sophisticated and very charming! Thank you Lisette for your stunning sketch and card! You can see more of her amazing talent at:

*Remember we would love to see your take on Lisette's sketch however you are only required to make a card based off of Laura's Sketch 11 to be eligeble for this weeks prize.

This Weeks Sponsor

DeNami Design is a fabulous Rubber Stamp and accessories company. Here you will find the most beautiful elegant stamps with coordinating paper and related products. DeNami Design also features fabulous pre-marked Pop Up Cards to make creative pop-up cards easy. These Pop Up cards were used in mine and the Design Team 's creations.

Pop Up Cards

has donated this awesome 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 October 25th 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, October 26th here at 2 Sketches 4 Y
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

We have had some amazing entries for our Winter Design Team! Remember you have one more week to get your entries in.
Here are the details: 2S4Y DT Call

Laura & the Fantabulous Design Team!

Your cards for Laura's Sketch 11
Sara * 1st Timer *
Karen* 1st Timer*

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wow! - we have had another fabulous week of awesome creations. Thank you for posting your beautiful work and providing inspiration to so many crafters out there. We also want to extend a word of thanks to everyone being so supportive of each other and offering such great words of praise. This is really such an awesomely talented community to belong to - I love it!
Scrap Attack Scrapbooking has done a wonderful job sponsoring our challenges - don't forget to stop by and introduce yourself to them too - you will love their site!
During our first week of the DT call we have received the most amazing applications for our Winter Design Team and want to remind you that you still have a week to enter. You can find all the details here: 2S4Y DT Call

...and now for our winners this week

Card of the Week

The detail and dimension on this card is simply gorgeous! I love the paper Jackie used, that glitter snowflake and of course that divine big bow! Jackie has an amazing blog called:

Luv 2 Scrappp

where you can see more of her fabulous creations. Thanks Jackie for playing along this week and for sharing your amazing talent with us. Please email me your address so that I can get this week's Prize from our Scrap Attack Scrapbooking off to you

Fab 5!


Laura has a really exciting card & sketch to reveal to you tomorrow - I love it and might have to just find the time to participate in her challenge too - and we have a beautiful Bonus sketch from one of our Design Team Members! Hope to see you all back tomorrow

:) Kazan & your Amazing Design Team

Monday, October 13, 2008

Kazan's sketch 11

Happy Columbus Day to all our American Crafters - If today is a holiday for you enjoy! This is also a special day for many of our Canadian Card Making friends because today Canada celebrates Canadian Thanksgiving Day. I have a special kinship with Canada because my husband, Kevin, is originally from Calgary and we have family that live all over Canada including Vancouver, Calgary and St. John. Canadians enjoy turkey and other similar traditions like their American Neighbors on this day which is celebrated on the second Monday of October. 2S4Y wishes our Canadian neighbors a Happy Thanksgiving.

Once again our Design Team worked their creative magic to give us their gorgeous ideas on this weeks sketch. As their term draws to an end we begin this week with a search for our new Winter Design Team call. Details to follow at the end of this post. Here are the Design Teams versions of this weeks sketch:







One of the prizes that 2S4Y gave a away on Word Card Making day was a guest Design Team spot. Our grand prize winner was Rae Barthel. Her work is beautiful and oh so elegant and her blog is so much fun to read too: Simply Rae.

A fun fact that we got to find out about Rae is that she is one busy lady. She lists genealogy, quilting, reading and landscaping as some of her favorite hobbies - and that is in addition to cardmaking!! Well we are certainly happy that you found us and manage to take part in our weekly challenges Rae...Here is her gorgeous take on this weeks sketch:

Guest Designer

This week we have the fabulous Scrap Attack Scrapbooking returning to sponsor the Card of the Week.

At Scrap Attack Scrapbooking you will find a store stocked with the latest and greatest scrappy items all at 10% off MSRP everyday - NO coupon needed! They also offer a Creative Gallery to show off your work, a Message Board so you can meet new friends and best of all a fully stocked store with some great prices. While you are there take a look at their fun and informative blog - leave them a comment and tell them 2S4Y sent you :)

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking has donated this gorgeous prize 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 October 18th 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, October 19th here at 2 Sketches 4 You.
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

Winter Design Team Call

For those of you patiently waiting here are the details for our Winter Design Team Call:
2s4Y is seeking 6 fun, talented and creative Designers to provide unique and inspiring interpretations of their 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 Winter Design Team during the first week of November 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: 2S4Y DT Call
email inquires to:

Applications will be accepted from Monday October 13, 2008 until Sunday Midnight October 26, 2008 (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.

Good Luck
Hugs Kazan & your Fall Design Team

Your cards for Kazan's Sketch 11