Monday, December 29, 2008

Laura's Sketch 16

We are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of 
a fellow 2 Sketcher
We send our sincere condolences to her friends and family
Laura & Kazan

A New Year is right around the corner and I personally have written all of my goals for 2009.This year I want to be prepared. At the top of my list is to start my Christmas cards for 2009 about 6 months early!! 

I am ready to bring on the New Year! 

Here at 2S4Y since opening up shop in June, Kazan and I have been blown away by the level of enthusiasm from all of our wonderful readers and participants! Together Kazan and I have lots of fun & exciting adventures planned for all of you in 2009!

Stayed tuned for all the surprises at 2S4Y!

Our Enthusiastic Design Team is chalked full of major inspiration. 
Let your eyes feast on all of these beautiful creations! 
Thank you ladies! 







Bonus Sketch & Card

Katie Anderson

This week the extremely talented Katie Anderson has the honor of providing us with a stunningly beautiful Bonus Sketch & card! Katie's style is bold yet simple, her work is just breathtaking! You can see more of Katie's amazing talent on her blog:

Thank you Katie for sharing your talent with us!

*Remember we would love to see your take on Katie's sketch however you are only required to make a card based off of Laura's Sketch 16 to be eligible for this weeks prize.

This weeks sponsor is

Sakura of America

This weeks prize for card of the week is the 

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Heres how to enter:

• Please provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread
• Deadline for all entries: Saturday January 3rd 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 4th here at 2 Sketches 4 You.
• International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

Happy Card Making!! 
Laura & The Enthusiastic Design Team

Your Cards for Laura's Sketch 16

Hazel*1st Timer*
Sandra*Bonus Sketch*
Karen*1st Timer*
Cindy*Bonus Sketch*
Heidi*& Bonus Sketch*
Heidi*Bonus Sketch*
Steph*Bonus Sketch*
Kristen*Winter DT Bonus Sketch*
Rachel*1st Timer*
Rachel*Bonus Sketch*
Carla*Fall DT*
Jackie* & Bonus Sketch*
Amy *Bonus Sketch*
Card Crafted*1st Timer & Bonus Sketch*
Pernilla*1st Timer*
Dawne*& Bonus Sketch*
Berdien*& Bonus Sketch*
Hazel*1st Timer*
Carolyn*1st Timer & Bonus Sketch*
Kristin*1st Timer*
Jessica*1st Timer*
Margo*Bonus Sketch*
Heidi* Winter DT Bonus Sketch*
Judy*1st Timer*
Karen*1st Timer*
Karen*Bonus Sketch*
Teresa*1st Timer*
Heidi*1st Timer*
Tammy*1st Timer*
Amber*Bonus Sketch*
Monica* & Bonus Sketch*
Lucille*1st Timer*
Monica*1st Timer*


Ann said...

Wow!!! Laura, you and the DT have outdone yourselves this week! Every card had me oohing and aahing (even more so than usual)! Can't wait to play with both sketches! :D

Eveline said...

Great sketch and great work Laura and DT members. And a bonus sketch! I'll give it a try this week.

Ingrid said...

Great sketch, and gorgeous cards by you and the DT. I also like the bonus sketch.

I wish everyone at 2S4Y as well as all participants a very Happy New Year!!


Hanneke van der Linde said...

Great sketch and beautiful cards, ladies!!

Happy New Year everyone!!


anja curvers said...

Another great sketch and realy lovely cards by the dt-team The bonussketch also rocks can't wait to play along.

Let me also wish everyone at 2S4Y as well as all participants a very happy scrapping 2009

Anonymous said...

Oh Laura.. your card is stunning!!! One of my faves without a doubt!!!

Girls.. WOW!! You ladies always manage to blow us away! Beautiful creations!! Have to find some time to play later in the week... fab sketch!

AUsome mom said...

WOW! Laura, your card and all of the DT's cards are just beautiful this week (as always!). I look forward to coming up with something this week. Happy New Year to all of you! I look forward to your goodies in 2009!
(and thanks for the hard work you guys put into this site. It is so inspirational to all of us).

Cazz said...

Happy New Year to you all xxx

Have done one of the sketches and am off to have a go at the bonus sketch shortly

Here's my attempt at the first sketch

Unknown said...

Love Laura's sketch this week and the cards are all beautiful! Can't wait to try Katie's sketch!

Cazz said...

Back again lol

Here's my take on Laura's bonus sketch

lookie here

Cazz said...

opps sorry - meant to say Katie's sketch LOL

danni reid. said...

all the cards are breath-taking, as is your sketch Laura, wow! I have been so inspired once again, you all are amazing! Happy New Year to ALL!

hugs & love!

Hazel said...

This is my first time on here - I've made a card for this challenge and it's here
Love what you have done.

Terria said...

Happy New Year All, Dt your cards look amazon I can't wait to play along it has been awile so I am very excited.

Sandra said...

Monday!! 2S4Y day!! :-) I really love all the cards you and the DT made this week!
My take on this weeks bonus sketch can be found here!
I'm off playing with Laura's sketch!!

Wilma said...

Love the sketch and the bonussketch too!!!

Here is my card

Ann said...

Happy New Year, everyone! :D

Here's my take on Laura's sketch:

Hope to finish the bonus sketch later, too.

Pam said...

Great sketch and DT creations! I'm hoping I can get a card done when I get home next weekend.

Petra said...

OMG totaly forgot today is monday.... We're having vacation here, and I have lost my track off time a bit...
Well now the sketch has to wait till tomorrow, love the sketch by the way!
Hugs Petra

Karen Brooks said...

These are amazing cards to go with a fabulous sketch!!! Great work!!! This is my first time submitting here so go easy on me!!! LOL

Clicky Here For Mine

Cindy said...

Amazing cards and sketch! The bons sketch is fantastic also! I can't wait to try that one this week also. Here's my card for the first sketch

oheidia said...

Thank you for great sketches from the dt and i loved both sketches and i had to make both of them!

Here is my result:

Heidi said...

Great sketch! Here is my first card and I will try to get to the bonus as well. Thx! Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ladies...
`Beautiful` creations from everyone as always..I created a quick and easy card for you found here:

`TFL` :)~X~
`Happy New Year` allx

sarahw said...

Beautiful cards. Please check out mine at

papertrails leaver said...

Yeah it's Monday and that means the new sketch is up! Favorite day of the week for me!! Really like Laura's card with that yummy brown ribbon and the DT rocked the sketch. Again, not my most creative card but... here it is
Amy's card

Christine said...

Gorgeous cards this week...what great inspiration to draw from! I just love your card, Laura, and the DT have worked their magic with their interpretations of the sketch!

Here's my take:

Hopefully, I'll be able to create something with Katie's bonus sketch this week, too!

Thanks for the inspiration, ladies! :-D

Eva said...

Love the sketch and the cards are wonderful. I got to make mine extra early this week and here it is. Happy New Years to you all!!!

Cindy said...

Here's my bonus sketch! Theese are a blast to do I can't wait for more amazing sketches!

Kath Stewart said...

Another fab sketch Laura and great cards as always from everyone...
HERE is mine
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Jessica said...

I LOVE this sketch! I knew what I wanted to do right away. Thanks for the inspiration!

Here's my card.

Jackie said...

Great sketches and cards. I managed both sketches last night and you can see them HERE

anja curvers said...

Great sketch again you can find my take on both sketches at my blog

Powerful Search Engine said...

A lovely sketch
Thanks for looking!

Steph said...

They're all so gorgeous - I love pink and chocolate colours - I've used those colours for mine too:

Petra said...

I finally had time to scrap a card... You can find it here:
Hugs Petra

anne bodil said...

Great sketch, and beautiful cards!!.

here is my card

whoistracy said...

Wow, what an amazing sketch and fabulous samples! These are a breath of fresh air- I'm so tired of holiday cards right now!

Here's my take on the sketch:

Allison said...

great DT cards and sketch mine is

Have a great New Year

Anonymous said...

Love this sketch Laura, and the DT did an awesome job on the designs... Love them all...
Here is my CARD


Enfys said...

Finally had time to join in again, great sketch Laura, and lovely DT work - as always. Mine is on my blog.
Enfys x

Terria said...

I am back and Here is my card for this week ;)

Sue said...

and one from me - a great sketch thank-you xx


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Unknown said...

Beautiful job, everyone! Fun sketches! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Great sketches, this is my first time trying your challenges! I've made a card for both sketches:

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ohradiogirl said...

Lovely take on this week's sketch. I wish I could play along but I am swamped. Happy New Year everyone.

sunshinecardsandjewelry said...

This card is fun and easy.

AUsome mom said...

Hi guys! "2nd Timer" here. I used the sketch this week for hubby's birthday card. Don't tell him! His bday is tomorrow........TFL!

Daniela Dobson said...

I know I have been gone, but I miss seeing all these beautiful creations. I was able to play.
My card

debby4000 said...

Fabulous sketch really helped me out with a Thank you card, you can see it here

Marianne said...

Great sketch and bonussketch again!
Here's my entry for this week:

I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Ilus said...

Love the sketches at this site!! This week´s- mmm just gorgeous!

Here is my card

Happy New Scrap/Card Year!

Kat said...

Absolutely stunning cards - haven't played for a while but here's by take on the sketch

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2009

Regan said...

FAB Dt stuff as usual, you guys ROCK!!!

Here's mine

Sandra said...

I loved playing with this sketch!!

You can find my card here!

Leontine said...

Laura and Kazan, thank you so very much for all sketches you posted this year. I hope you still have enough inspiration for us in 2009. Happy new year!! Hugs, Leontine

Steph Jacobson said...

Here's my card for Laura's sketch--
Hopefully I'll be back with a card for Katie's sketch, too.

Thanks for all the inspiration everybody provided this year--I'm looking forward to a creative 2009!

Heidi said...

I've got the bonus sketch done too! I was so inspired by it, THANKS!

Kristen Swain said...

LOVE both sketches this week! I had a few minutes to try the bonus sketch!

Ann said...

HEre is mine

Shirley said...

Tough sketch for me this week...I think I was intimidated by your gorgeous card Laura. And the amazing DT as well. Anyway, here is my take on it. Thanks for such wonderful inspiration.

Unknown said...

This is my first time submitting a card created from a sketch. I just stumbled on your blog today and was super inspired.

Happy New Year!



Sherry Wright said...

Great sketch Laura and I love what the DT did!

I did 2 with this sketch (to make up for missing a week, lol). ;)

Leslie said...

I am so glad I found this site!! I look forward to playing each week. Love this sketch and I love the results!!!

Here is mine:

Anonymous said...

Mine is a little "different" this week.. but my mojo is gone.. but gave it a go anyways.... eek! LOL!! Can't win 'em all! ;)

Melanie said...

Lovely cards, Hope you have a great new year. mine is at

Cheri said...

Loved this sketch! You can find mine at The Paper Freak.

Happy New Year!

Jacquel said...

Thanks for another great sketch! Here's both my cards....thanks again!!

Tamaroo said...

Here are mine for the week!

Happy 2009!

Mrs. Hauff said...

Thanks for the unique sketch. I had not seen one like this before. I like how the challenges keep me trying and doing different things. My cards do not all look the same.

You can find my card


Checkout my blog candy

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Best wishes for 2009 for everybody :)lovely sketch Laura and the DT did an awesome job!!
Here is my card
hugs Ria

Frida said...

Happy new year !!!

Don't have much time but I always make time to play along so here is my card:

Carol D said...

Happy New Year, and thanks to everyone for all the great work they did last year, this is my favourite site and all the sketches have been great.

here is my card this week.

Carol x

Kimberley said...

Happy New Year! Another year and another challenge. My card is HERE

Jozza said...

Fabulous cards from the DT. It's been a while but I have managed to join in this week!

Here is my card

Steph Jacobson said...

I'm back with my card for Katie's sketch--
Happy New Year!

Amy C said...

Another awesome sketch week with great work by the DT and the gallery. Here is my card for this week:

Bex said...

Fantastic sketch and cards from the DT as always.

My card is on my blog

Happy New Year to all!
Love Bex x

Scrappin' T said...

Here's my take on the sketch. Happy and safe New Year to all.


card crafted said...

Hi, first time playing in the challenge and LOVED the sketches! I'll be back for more!

I did both sketches and would have done more if there had been any, lol

Anyway, here are my first timer cards

Amber said...

Love this week's sketch! Here's my take on it

Terri Moore said...

Happy New Year everyone!! Here is my take on Sketch 16. Looking forward to 2009 and all the great sketches you'll be posting.

Pernilla said...

This is the first time I've been using a sketch, and it was great fun. I'll surely get back here next week too.

Here is my card

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am loving all of these cards! I see a few I may have to lift! I had a mental block and REALLY stuck to the sketch! Happy New Year to all! You can see my card here

Meda said...

I started with making 1 card with this weeks sketch and ended up making 16.
Thanks for these wonderful challenges. They really make me get out of my comfort zone.

shelly said...

great sketch and card laura thank you :)
wonderful makes by the DT as always!
mine can be seen HERE happy new years!

shelly said...

what a fun sketch katie! love your card. my take on your design can be seen HERE
thanks for taking the time to look :) xx shelly

Sandie said...

Gidday girlies, firstly Happy New Year to all.

Here is my card using yet another fab sketch.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Luv Sandie

Arielle H Gordon said...

What a terrific sketch! Here's mine... I really missed not playing last week! Happy New Year!


Joke said...

Happy 2009 for everybody! Hope it will be a good year for all of you.

Played with Laura's sketch. You can find it on my blog.

Rosanne said...

Lovely sketch and cards everyone!

Here's my card

Anonymous said...

A Happy New Year to you all !! Yesterday I made Laura sketch and the Bonus sketch !! Great sketches this week !! Here are my cards:

Groetjes Berdien

Eveline said...

Happy New Year to everybody.
You can find my card HERE .

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the DT cards, First Time for me with this challenge, Loving it. Happy New Year to you All. Hazel xox
Here's Mine!

Jen said...

Fab sketch, just had to tweak it a bit to make my first valentine card. Sorry I'm a bit late.
Happy New Year

Sankari W. said...

Happy New Year Laura and Kazan and the awesome Design Team!!!

Had so much fun doing this card - great sketch and beautiful cards by everyone!

You can find my card HERE

Best wishes,

Elena said...

I love your blog! You've made such beautiful sketches!
Here's my first card made by your sketch!

Diana Waite said...

Better late than never! Here I am:

Carolyn Lontin said...

Another first timer here!! love the sketch & the samples - great work ladies!

Here is mine:

Thanks for the inspiration!!

kristin:o) said...

I am a first timer... and here is my submission! I had a lot of fun with this.

Mirameja said...

Great sketch, as always!
It´s my first time here, but not my last!
Here is my my card for sketch 16:


Margo said...

Happy New Year to all of you - and thanks for the continued inspiration!
I am determined to keep up this year!!

Kim Costello said...

Wow this was a great sketch to work with Laura... your card is stunning, find mine on my blog...

The dt samples are gorgeous as ever, hope you all had a wonderful christmas and New Year!

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Beautiful cards once again. Mine is here:

Unknown said...

WooHoo! I finished a card for Katie's fabulous sketch! LOVED working with this one!

Unknown said...

Oh and uh, here's the link...

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Wow! I love this challenge blog! So happy to have stumbled upon you! Great great DT card..inspired me lots! Will be back again!
You can see my card
Judy x

Carolyn Lontin said...

I added my card using the bonus sketch too! Thanks :)

Zhanna said...

Great sketch! You can find my card here - Happy New Year!) ;-)

Lori said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for another great sketch and inspiring samples. Here's my version for the sketch:
I'm going to try to get to the bonus one later on.

tiggertastic said...

Happy new year, my entry is here

thanks for looking

Sarah x

Unknown said...

I decided to try the bonus sketch. My very simple interpretation is here.


N2ScrapN4Fun said...

It's been a long time since I participated! This was fun... You can find my card here

Margo said...

You've gotta love holidays - I even had time to complete this week's bonus sketch:

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Laurel said...

Beautiful cards ladies! Here is mine:

KarensKreativeTreasures said...

I finally did it; participated in the weekly challenge. It's been on my to-do list for a while. I had a great time doing this. Here's my card:

Polina Khoronko said...

Happy New Year!!!!
Here is mine:

Martha said...

A happy and creative 2009 to everyone!!
I am maybe to late, but
here is my take on Laura's sketch. And Laura and Kazan, thanks for the Sakura sticklers! I got it Yesterday.

Martha said...

I am sorry, here is my take:

Brodders said...

My heart goes out to Beverley's family
Thanks for another great sketch

Tip Top said...

I hope I'm in time for this! Here is mine!

Theresa said...
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Theresa said...

Awesome sketches, so versatile. This blog was featured over on 2P's on the Calendar Girls thread. I love the examples you talented ladies have created to and am sure I'll have to lift at least one or two to send to friends. I used the first sketch and made a simple birthday card.
See it here

Heleen said...

I finally made this week the sketch of the week, as well as the bonussketch, lovely sketches again!
You can find them on my blog 'scrapscardsandmore'

Heidi Nicole said...

Hello! This is my first time doing this, so I hope it's right! Thanks for the opportunity and all the cards posted on here are gorgeous and an inspiration to all of us! God bless!

Šolanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Great sketch! Here is my take on it.
x Natasha x

Lou Sims said...

Fabby sketch ladies - I love it and have made sooooooooooo many cards using it. It was the motivation I needed to get started this New Year.

You can find my cards "HERE"

Happy New Year,


Tammy said...

This was fun- my first time! Another from the Calendar Girls at twopeasinabucket. Great Blog!

Ivanka said...

Wow!! Amazing cards from the DT and all the ladies here. great sketch Laura!

Here's mine:
Thank you for all the inspiration and Happy New Year to all of you!

Angie Tieman said...

This sketch kicked my behind! lol! I ended up flipping it around a little, but here's what I came up with:

Thanks for the sketch and the great samples!

Smita said...

Happy New Year everyone.

Amazing cards from the team and others, as always!!

Here is my teeny weeny attempt at this sketch:


Ellen said...

Great sketch and beautiful DT cards!
Here is mine

Ellen XX

Amy C said...

I forgot to tell everyone Happy New Year in my last post.....oops. Anyway, I was able to get to the bonus sketch this week, too.

~dawne said...

Finally getting around to scrapping in the new year:) Here's my take on the sketch & bonus sketch:


Unknown said...

Fabulous work, as always! Here is my take on this weeks sketch. I combined it with the color challenge for this week at PCP.

Have a great day!

Mary said...

There mine is!! Great work everyone!

Amber said...

Hi all! I actually did this week's bonus sketch, I'm so proud of myself! Here it is:

Unknown said...

Thanks for the great sketches again. Love the DT work. Wonderful job done there again ladies.
I played around with both Laura's Sketch and bonus sketch and had a lot of fun.
*click* and see what I came up with...

with love,

Pam said...

Whew, just made it...

cr8iveme said...

What an awesome sketch.

You can see my version on my blog.

You gals are super creative.


Julie.G said...

Great Sketch. Can't wait to see what the new year brings.....
Happy New Year!

KarensKreativeTreasures said...

I thought I'd take a stab at the Bonus challenge and I had a blast.

Lucille K said...

This is my first card submission to the 2 sketches 4 you blog, Laura's sketch challenge 16. Hope you like it :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Here is my card...great sketch!!!

Monica Loewen said...

Great sketch - here's my take on it:

Ginny Larsen said...

Great cards--all of them!

I think I posted late, AGAIN. Oh well... I had fun making a card.

Thanks so much for a sketch each week!

Lou Sims said...

Still making cards using this great sketch (even if they are for another challenge blog!). You can find them "here"

Can't wait for the next sketch !

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Ylona said...

Love the sketch!
Here is my card: