Monday, December 29, 2008

Limited Time Offer - Studio G - Series 26 Stamps

I am getting these posted a little late, but better late, than never.. right?! :)

Get 'em while their hot!! Studio G - Series 26 - Clear Stamps!! This series features 24 sets (plus 2 clear blocks) with St. Patricks Day, Valentines Day and Easter images.

If the past is any indication, these will sell out in under 24 hours.

There are separate buttons/products for US, Canadian and Other International customers. The shipping (Priority) is already included in the cost.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A FROST-y Giveaway at ShortCuts!

In honor of the frosty, cold weather that is now settling in, ShortCuts is going to give away FREE Frosted Card Blank packages to five (5) lucky readers!!

Make sure to stop by the blog post to find out more!! A FROST-y Giveaway

Friday, December 19, 2008

Coming in January - Changes to SheetLoad Artist Team - The New Hires

Today is the day to share the news of our "new hires" with SheetLoad readers!!

You have probably already learned of our "retirees" and "transfer", and are now anxiously awaiting to see who we are bringing on board.

Wait no longer...

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These faces may look familiar to you, and here is why.

Katie Skiff has been a loyal fan/reader of SheetLoad for quite some time. I have always enjoyed seeing her interpretations of our sketches and perusing her blog for other great ideas. Recently she shared a tutorial on our sister site, ShortCuts, how to create a Snow Globe card using a Frosted Card blank. I hope you will stop by her blog and welcome her to the SheetLoad team.

Marlene Lo was first introduced to SheetLoad readers in the October '08 issue, as our Guest Artist. I just love her clean, simple, style and think she will fit in great with the rest of our team. Make sure to visit her blog for lots of great eye-candy and to welcome her to the team.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Coming in January - Changes to SheetLoad Artist Team - The Transfers

As first discussed in this post, there are going to be lots of changes in 2009 to the SheetLoad Artist Team.

You already know the "retirees", in the next installment you will meet the "new hires" and today I am going to share a "transfer" we have.


Starting with the March issue, Barbara DeBose, will be transferring to the position of Sketch Artist. Barbara has been a Sample Artist for SheetLoad since the beginning. Not only am I lucky enough to have her create for th eZine, but she is a personal friend of mine.

Over the last few months she has been asking me when she could do a sketch for the eZine and has even submitted some ideas.

With Carla leaving us in January, we had a Sketch Artist opening, so I thought Barbara would be perfect for it. She did not hesitate at all to accept the position.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Coming in January - Changes to SheetLoad Artist Team - The Retirees

2009 will be bringing many changes to SheetLoad and some of them have to do with our team of awesome artists. There will be some "retirees", some "transfers" and even "new hires"!!

Today I would like to share with you some of our retirees. Each of them will be missed and all of their hard work throughout the months has been greatly appreciated.

First to leave is Carla.
Carla has been a sketch artist for us since "way back". In fact the first issue of SheetLoad was inspired by a sketch she shared online. I loved it so much, I had to create a magazine around it. ;)
The good news (for me) is that I will still get to work with her, as she is part of my first ShortCuts Design Team!

Second on our retiring list is Gloria.
We will be sad to see her leave as a member of the Design Team, but luckily for me she is my mom, so I will get to collaborate with her for many years to come. ;) In her personal life she is coming back out of retirement, as a teacher, to help a student that must be instructed from home.

Our last retiree this year will be Jen.
Jen, and her lovely work, will be greatly missed. SheetLoad was her "second job" and she needs to step down to focus on her "first job" -- She creates lovely pieces for Cornish Heritage Farms, so you can still see her awesome work online.

Thanks ladies for all of your dedication and creations! If you ever need a "job" again, I hope you will consider coming back. *hugs*

Make sure to check back later in the week to see who is "transferring" to another position here at SheetLoad.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Oops - A Correction

There was an error in the December issue with the supply list for one of Nicole's card. You can visit her blog to see the the card and get the "real details". ;)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Denise's December Techniques

As promised in the December issue, we are sharing the details on how Denise created each of her samples in the issue.
She gave such great descriptions, that I didn't want to miss out on sharing them because of space constraints in the eZine.

Card 1: Come Let Us Adore Him - Featured on Page 7
For this card, I watercolored the image of the drummer boy with the distress inks and a waterbrush. I cut out a manger and some “hay” and pieced it. I sponged the white ink onto the blue paper to give the impression that the star is leading the way to the baby.
Card 2: Come Let us Adore Him with Donkey - Featured on Page 10
For this card, I watercolored the drummer boy, lamb, and donkey using the distress inks, Stampin’ Up inks, and waterbrush. I sponged blue ink for the background and the yellow for the star and the star “shine”. I masked the lamb and drummer boy in order to sponge the blue and the ground. I cut out the donkey after watercoloring him and glued him onto the paper.
Card 3: Come Let Us Adore Him Landscape View - Featured on Page 6
For this card, I watercolored the skin of the drummer boy and the cow. I masked the boy and the lamb so the cow would appear behind them. I paper pieced the lambs, clothing, drum, and sand dunes by stamping the image on many different scraps, cutting them out, and gluing them onto another image.. I sponged blue ink on the front of the card, leaving a strip of “starshine” uninked.
Card 4: Drummer Boy Above Bethlehem - Featured on Page 8
For this card I masked the boy and stamped the cow. Both are colored in with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. I made the flap into a “fence” to give the impression of the stable with little bits of “hay” peeking through.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

And the final winners are...

Wow, there were lots of lovely creations added to our NEW SheetLoad Gallery in November!! Some of them have even won prizes from our November Blog Candy Blow Out!!!

The final three prize packages will be going to...
cardcrazy for her Celebrate Card
amylovesnormajean for her Nutty Birthday Card
PerkyNihilist for her Altered Gift Box

Thanks to everyone who participated and congrats to the three winners above!!

note to winners: please send me your mailing address at Make sure to put November Blog Candy Blow Out Winner in the subject line.

December '08 - Show Us Your SheetLoad and Win!

It is time for the December "Show Us Your SheetLoad" contest!!

This month's winner will receive these yummy stamps from December's Sponsor: Paper Pretties...

Here is what you have to do...
- Create one (1) card using our December issue.
- Upload your card to our BRAND NEW ShortCuts Online Gallery in the December Show Us Your SheetLoad Album. (You must register to upload photos. Make sure your photo is smaller than 5MB)
- Visit the Paper Pretties online store and find your favorite stamp(s).
- Leave a comment on this thread with a direct link to your card in the gallery AND the name of your favorite Paper Pretties stamp(s), no later than Midnight CST on Tuesday, December 30th.
- Winners will be announced here during the first week of January '09.

Here is what you can win...
One (1) lucky winner be be chosen to receive the stamps shown above!!!

Make sure to do your best work, as I will be asking some of my SheetLoad team members to choose their favorite card, to help select the winner.

The "fine print"...
- Links must go directly to your entry in our online gallery. Your cards must be uploaded to the correct folder to be considered. You can create a blog post with your entry, but you must also upload to our gallery.
- If your comment does not link to a blog with "contact me" info, you MUST leave your email address in your comment. You are free to add spaces to avoid spam bots.
- Only one entry per person. You are free to upload more than one card inspired by the December issue, but the non-entry cards should go in the December 08 - Reader Cards Album.
ETA: You may enter a full SheetLoad, but all of the cards in the picture should be similar and from the same issue.

Monday, December 1, 2008

December '08 SheetLoad, sponsored by Paper Pretties, is ready to download!

(click on thumbnail above to download issue)

It's that time again. You can now download the December '08 SheetLoad of Cards; sponsored by Paper Pretties.

Each sample uses Paper Pretties stamps and is hyperlinked to their online store for easy shopping.

Make sure to stop back by later this month to find out how you can win some yummy Paper Pretties blog candy.

Did you know that Paper Pretties has a Stamp of the Month Club?! Members receive an exclusive stamp each month BEFORE the public can buy it. AND As part of your subscription, you will have access to member's only galleries that showcase different cards, scrapbook pages, and alterable items made with the stamp you have received. Not only this, but you will also be able to start your own gallery to showcase all of the beautiful creations you've made with your stamp each month!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

December Issue - Sneak Peeks

Don't forget that tomorrow afternoon the newest issue of SheetLoad of Cards will be available for download.
Here are some sneak peeks to whet your appetite. :)

Can you guess who our December sponsor is?!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

You still have time...

Don't forget, there is still time to enter the Show Us Your SheetLoad and Beyond the Card challenges!! Three lucky winners will split the rest of the November Blog Candy Blow Out Booty!!!

November Blog Candy Blow Out - Winner #1

Wow, thanks to all of you who blogged about our "blow out"!!! I wish I had enough prizes for each of you.

Using, the winner of the "Blog About The Blow Out" candy is... Eveline!!!!

Eveline - I will be contacting you shortly.

The QueenKat Special Challenge Winner is...

Using the winner of the fabulous prize from our QueenKat Birthday sketch challenge is...

Amy J!!!

Thanks to everyone who played along with us!

Amy - I will be contacting you shortly.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tell 'Em SheetLoad Sent Ya!

Make sure to check out the following sponsor and sdvertiser sites for great product and inspiration. If you do make a purchase, make sure to tell 'em "SheetLoad Sent Ya".

Did you know that some ads in the eZine include special offers for SheetLoad readers?!

Our November eZine Sponsor: Shawna Renville, the ANGEL company

Our November Blog Header Advertiser: Paper Pretties

November eZine Advertisers:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Special Challenge - and Prize - from Queen Kat Designs!!

Queen Kat Designs is celebrating its 2nd birthday!
We are a clear stamp company. All of our stamps are designed with love by stamp designers around the world. Our designs are always fun, funky and creative. Our home office is in Utah in the shadows of the Wasatch mountains. All of the stamps that QKD produces are made by hand and using only 1 chemical in the process (the actual polymer itself). We have eliminated harsh chemicals from our process to keep our employees healthy and the environment clean. QKD’s stamps are oh so sticky… They stick really well to acrylic blocks and wash up nicely. Although you know the saying, “a stained stamp is a well loved stamp”.

We are very excited to share our birthday with you this year! In honor of turning 2, we are having a big party and sale this week. Please come and join us on our blog and in the store for more fun. Happy Stamping
SheetLoad is pleased to announce a special challenge, that includes an awesome RAK from Queen Kat Designs, for our readers!!

Here is what you have to do...
1. Create a card using the sketch below as inspiration.

2. Upload it to your blog or an online gallery* no later than Midnight CST on Friday, November 21st.
*Must be a public gallery - no login needed to view files
3. Leave a comment on this post with a direct link to your creation AND the name of your favorite stamp set from Queen Kat's Online Store.
4. Sit back and relax. The winner, chosen at random, will be announced soon.

Here is what you can win...

Here is some inspiration from QKD's design team...