Monday, May 24, 2010

Kazan's Sketch 53 & an Anniversary!

Visit Kazan's Blog to see a tutorial on how she made this card using the Position-it and WPlus9's Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions 

*2 Sketches 4 You is Two*

It is hard to believe that we are already celebrating our two year anniversary.  It seems like only yesterday that Laura and I hatched this idea over a cup of coffee on a warm sunny day here in Colorado.   We talked, planned and finalized our little baby and nervously pressed the 'Publish Post' button which was soon to become a fun gathering place for the most amazing talent on the web.  We have loved bringing you every single sketch over the past two years and we have enjoyed working with some of the best product available to crafters.  We hope that through our talented Design teams we have not only inspired you to create but also that we have opened the doors for you to experiment with your cards and to try new products.  Thank you for your continued support in making this one of the best challenge sites to ever be a part of :)

This week we have something extra special planned as part of our two week celebration:  Our Design team worked with the beautiful stamps from Wplus9 who is our sponsor this week. 

But wait there is more..

The fabulous people over at Scor-it, together with Cathie Allen, have come up with a fab new tool called  Position-it.  Each of our Designers has created a fun tutorial demonstrating how to use this 'non-slip' positioner with their Wplus9 stamps.  Links to these tutorials have been provided under each designers card. 

Without further delay here is the 2 Sketches 4 You Design Team's cards for this week using Wplus9 stamps and the Position-it:


Visit Alice's Blog to see a tutorial on how she made this card using the Position-it and WPlus9's Funky Foliage set


Visit Heather's Blog to see a tutorial on how she made this card using the Position-it  and WPlus9's Woodgrain Silhouettes 


Visit Kay's Blog to see a tutorial on how she made this card using the Position-it  and WPlus9's Funky Foliage set 

Kelly Marie

Visit Kelly Marie's Blog to see a tutorial on how she made this card using the Position-it and WPlus9's Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions


Visit Rosemarie's Blog to see a tutorial on how she made this card using the Position-it and WPlus9's Love Birds 


Visit Stacey's Blog to see a tutorial on how she made this card using the Position-it and the WPlus9 Funky Flowers set

Sponsor of the Week

There is something very fresh and refreshing when you visit Wplus9 .  Their slogan says it all:

Inspiring Design, superior quality, infinite possibilities.

Dawn Woleslagle, a self-taught graphic artist and designer, has created collections of high quality photopolymer stamps and adorable digital products which capture the imagination and fuel the creativity.    Her photopolymer stamps come in darling sets like Funky Flowers and Funky Foliage to the fabulous new releases which include Backgrounds , Kisses & Cuddles and the uber hot Woodgrain Silhouettes Bundle. 

WPlus9 also boasts an all star Design Team - and I mean All Star (you may recognize the talented Savitri Wilder, a former 2S4Y Designer and our very own Heather Pulvirenti on there) who all wow us with their creativity on the WPlus9 Blog.  We know how much you love challenges and WPlus9 has a fun one for you too.  Every month they feature a color challenge called "Color Cue" and one lucky player each month will be featured on the homepage of the store!  

This is one awesome place to hang out and the lucky winner of this week's Card of the Week will win:

$25.00 gift certificate to WPlus9!

But wait there is more...

The wonderful folks that brought us all the Scor-it has introduced a super new tool that rocked stampers at CHA.  Cathie Allen's Position-it is a versatile stamp positioner tool designed by paper crafter Cathie Allen.  Together Scor-it and Cathie have created a product for stampers with the following wonderful features:

* Non-slip
* position & align images or parts of images
* reapply detail AFTER painting or coloring
* correct an image that has been previously mis-stamped
* build up the color value of an image
* emboss images that have been previously stamped
*create a perfectly aligned border every time

Cathie Allen has made fabulous video tutorials on how the Position-it works:

*Win the Position-it*

I am sure you are all eager to get your hands on this fun new gadget!  Well folks we have a fun way for you to get your hands on one :) During the new two weeks, in honor of our anniversary, we will randomly give-away one Cathie Allen Position-it to a person that plays along in our challenge.  You can play with this week's sketch or next weeks or both.  The lucky winner will be chosen randomly from both galleries.  The winner will also have to be a follower of 2 Sketches 4 You so don't forget to sign up to follow this blog in order to be eligible to win :)

Here are the official details for this weeks challenge:

Please provide a link to your card by posting it on this thread using Mr. Linky

Deadline for all entries: Saturday May 29th at Midnight (US Mountain time)
Your card should be based off the sketch provided and can be of any theme. You may enter as many times as you like.
The winning card will be announced as the Card of the Week on Sunday, May 30th here at 2 Sketches 4 You.
The winner of Cathie Allen's Position-it will be randomly selected from players who participate in this week's challenge and next weeks challenge.  The winner should also be a follower of 2 Sketches 4 You
International Cardmakers are welcome to enter

Wow is this exciting or what?!  Have fun with this one folks :)
Hugs Kazan & your Super-Duper Design Team


cnelson said...

Happy Anniversary you all!! Gorgeous creations!!!

Elise said...

Hello, GIRLLLLZZZZ! I'm dizzy, I'm delighted, I'm THRILLED! It's AMAZING to see what you MASTERS have done with Dawn's wonderful images! Congratulations on your Anniversary - what a fabulous week to be celebrating your super challenge in collaboration with WPlus9! Super-delicious fun, indeed!

Thanks for sharing the love of the "game!" Had a ball playing with your awesome sketch! Yee Haw!

anja curvers said...

A happy anniversary to you all and what a fabulous weeks that will gonna be and what a prize to win love it.

Kerrianne said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the sketch and had such a great time playing along. And kudos to the fabulous creations by the Design Team!!! Love what you did with Dawn's stamps! So inspirational!

Mona Pendleton said...

Happy Anniversary girls! Gorgeous samples & awesome sketch! Please keep them coming :)

Kim Sonksen said...

Happy Birthday 2S4Y!!! I cannot believe it is two years already.
Thank you for continuing to inspire us every week. My fave challenge blog EVAH!!!

klarcher said...

I've never joined in on this sketch challenge site before. Trying to stretch myself so I'm giving it a try. Fun sketch to start with, thanks

Shemaine Smith said...

Happy Anniversary ladies! Thank you for inspiring all us card makers to create some of our best work! Here's to many more sketches!!!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on you anniversary!!!

Regina Easter said...

GESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS HAS IT BEEN 2 YEARS....wowzer...I guess time files when ya GOOD....he he he...congrats girls...hugs

Elisa K said...

Wow.. Congrats on 2 years.. It sure doesn't seem that long. Love the sketch this week and all the creations. So glad I was able to play along once again.

Happy Anniversary... Looking forward to number 3.. hehe


Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary! I so enjoyed this sketch and definitely have to play along more often.

I just love all of the design teams cards! Awesome work, thanks for presenting my stamps in such a fantastic light!!

Robin Gillette said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I love it when women are empowered with their ideas and turn them into gold! I'm glad you did!

Stacey Schafer said...

hb, 2S4Y!

klarcher said...

Hi, my first post had a link error. this one is the correct one

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats, sounds very exciting! Had fun with the sketch...

Sabrina said...

Happy Anniversary to you all! A great prize to win, thank you. The cards are great, the competition is high. I had great fun creating this card and going back to just using my paper trimmer.

Muffin said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for a new great sketch and a wonderfully inspiring blog! :)

Unknown said...

Another great sketch! Thank you for your continued inspiration and happy 2nd anniversary...

MumAngel said...

Congratulations on you anniversary!!!
from Belarus

WencheP said...

Happy Anniversary!

Love the sketch and your wonderful creations.

Jackie Pedro said...

This is my first time using your sketches! Loved this week's sketch! Thank you!

Mary Giles said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for the fabulous sketch to play with!

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Happy Anniversary you all! and awesome sketch and takes as always! ;)

Unknown said...

Wooohoo Happy Annivsary 2S4Y! Thanks for a great sketch!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Happy Anniversary 2S4Y!!! Keep the goodness coming, you're the best! xxx
Thank you for another over the top week - I'll have to part with your challenges for some time, but i'll most certainly be back :D

Nicky Hsu said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Thank you for all the hard work and great sketches. I am so inspired by the DT cards every time.

Sorry for the double links and please delete the first one if you like.

Linda Brun said...

Happy anniversary! Great sketch and DT cards

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! And a great sketch to work with . . loved it!

~* steph :) *~ said...

fun, fun sketch! happy 2nd anniversary! how awesome! have a wonderful day! *hugs* steph :)

Nenne said...

Happy anniversary!!!

Loved the sketch this week, a pleausre to work with! I made a mothers day-card, we celebrate mothers day on May 31st here in Sweden! TFL! :D

Irena said...

Happy Anniversary!
The cards by the DT are very beautiful :)

pia u said...

thanks for an inspiring sketch yeat again heres my wannabe card have great weekend!

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary! I only discovered this blog this week but am very grateful for allowing me to be part of it! Thank you! Greetings from Portugal!

Janelle said...

Glad to be back after missing a week! And happy 2nd birthday to 2S4Y!

Melissa Bove said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Gorgeous cards ladies!!

I had fun with this awesome sketch!!

lauren bergold said...

and many, many more!!!

Renée said...

Happy 2nd anniversary! All the creations this week are stunning :)

Kathy said...

Great cards from the DT, I'm a first-time player :) and my card is HERE

Lawrute said...

Thank you - for all the skteches!!! and ideas!!!

Ingunn said...

Great sketch - and happy anniversary.
Please exuse me for not linking to you today - I'll do that over the weekend - as I'm in a hurry today.

lyndon said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for the great sketch.

pia u said...

to late for this week but heres my take any way TFL