Saturday, May 31, 2008

We have some winners...

What a great response to all of the blog candy opportunities we had this month!!

The winners of the May Subscribe to SheetLoad are...
May subscriber:

April subscriber w/blog post:

The winner of the "Guess the Theme and Win" June sneak peek is...
Kim Marie

I will be contacting you all very shortly about your prizes. Thanks to everyone who played along.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Announcing the "Readers Choice Guest Artist" contest

Do you know of an artist
who you would like to see featured
in SheetLoad of Cards?

Are you an artist
who would like to be featured
in SheetLoad of Cards?

Have we got the contest for you!!!

Beginning today (May 30, 2008) through June 20, 2008, SheetLoad will be taking nominations for a Guest Artist spot in September 2008.

Leave a comment here with a link to the artist's blog that you would like to see featured. If you are an artist who would like to be featured, publish a post about the contest and send your readers here to nominate you.

At the end of the month, the top 5 nominees will be contacted to make sure they want to participate, and then in July SheetLoad readers will vote for the winner.

The fine print:
Please make sure if the artist is tied to a company (ie: stamp company demo) that they are willing to use sponsor-provided product if available for that issue.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

SheetLoad Showcase - May 2008

This month's SheetLoad Showcase features some of the reader samples that used Bella stamps (our sponsor for the month).

Malieta W.
Stamp: BalloonaBella; Sentiment: Stamping Bella; Cardstock: Bazzill Navy Blue and Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White; Inks: Adirondack and Copic Markers; Other: SU! Small flower punch, word window punch, pearls, extra fine glitter and dimensionals, Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies

Stamp: Emmybella (Stamping Bella); Cardstock: Petal Soft, Sprout & White (Bazzill); Brown (Unknown); Patterned Paper: Coco Pinky (3 Bugs in a Rug); Ink: Vintage Sepia (Versafine); Other: Tombow Markers, Reeves Water Colour Pencils, Gelly Roll Glitter Pens, Quickutz Daisy Die, Glue Dots for Baubles

Donna BStamps: Stamping Bella; Cardstock: SU! Real Red, Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Magnolia); Accessories: Primas, rhinestone bling for centers of flowers

Giovana SStamps: Flowahbella (Stamping Bella), Sentiment (SU! Vases in Vogue); Cardstock: Cream, Pink and Light brown (Bazzill), White (Georgia Pacific); Patterned Paper: DP Anna Griffin; Embellishments: Prima flowers, Brides flowers (Michael's), Gold brads, Liquid Applique (for flowers) Technique: Borders of the white Cs were sponged using SU! Cranberry Crisp Ink.

Katie S. Stamps: BeachaBella and sentiment from StampingBella; Inks: Noir Palette Black; Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny; Other: flowers - Close to my Heart; brads - American Crafts; markers, chalks; word window punch Technique - Masking and chalking. Also popped up the towel, by trimming it and adding pop dots.

Riley F.

Stamps: Cupcakeabella (Bella Stamps), Birthday Whimsy (SU!); Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White (all SU!); Embellishments: Brads & Chipboard (making memories), glitter (unknown), markers (SU!), Designer Paper (DCWV); Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Orchid Opulence (SU!); Tools: Sponge Daubers (SU!) Technique: Paper pieced Bella's dress to match the background!

Here is a slideshow of some of the other cards that were sent in for May's Showcase:

Sunday, May 25, 2008

June Issue Sneak Peeks (and a chance to win)...

Here are some sneak peeks at the cards in the upcoming issue of SheetLoad of Cards. Don't they look yummy?!

Now for the blog candy...
Can you guess what the "theme" is for the June issue of SheetLoad?

All of you that leave a comment here (by Midnight on Friday, May 30th) with the correct answer. All readers who left a comment with the correct answer will be entered to win the goodies pictured here:

Here is a hint: You can find the answer on the blog of one of our newest artists.
Make sure to check back here on June 1st for our newest issue of SheetLoad of Cards.

*Comment must include: Your Answer, Your First Name and Last Initial and Email Address (if your comment is not linked to a blog with "contact me" info).

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

SheetLoad's Surplus Samples

Each month the SheetLoad artists send in many lovely samples for publication.

Because not all of them can be shown in the eZine, starting this month, we will have a SheetLoad Surplus post. It will feature the sample cards not shown in the issue.

Here are May's surplus cards...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Subscribe to SheetLoad and win... (May)

Do you love Stamping Bella? Would you like to add to (or even start) your Bella collection? If so, this month's "Subscribe to SheetLoad and Win" is exactly for you!!

Here is what you can win...

A $10 Stamping Bella Gift Certificate!!
(provided by SheetLoad of Cards)

Here is how you can win...
For readers who are not currently subscribed using Feedblitz...
All you have to do is "Subscribe to SheetLoad" using FeedBlitz's email subscription service. Just enter your email address in the box on the left-hand side of the page, and when you receive your confirmation notice, finalize your subscription.

For readers who already subscribed already during the month of May...
You don't have to do anything. You are automatically entered when you confirmed your subscription.

For readers who subscribed in April...
This month I am going to include you as well. All you need to do is put a post on your blog or public message board about the "Subscribe to SheetLoad" blog candy with a link to Then come back here and leave a comment with a direct link to the post.

At the end of the month I will use to select two (2) lucky winners!!

The "fine print":
- If you are entering as a "Previous Subscriber" your comment must include your first and last name and an email address. If your comment links to a blog where you have a "contact me" button you don't have to include your email address.
- Please make sure if you are leaving your message on a public message board, that it is not a violation of the board's Terms of Use.

- You must confirm the subscription to be entered as a "New" or "Subscribed in May" participant. ie: just entering your email is not enough, you have to follow up and finish the subscription process
- Only one entry per person.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Tell 'em SheetLoad Sent ya...

In the back of each issue of SheetLoad of Cards is our advertiser directory.
The May issue features the following advertisers...

Lisa McDowell - Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Shawna Renville - theANGELcompany™ Demonstrator - The place to Buy and Sell scrapbook pages and layouts.

Memories from the Attic - Online Scrapbooking Store, Monthly Kit Clubs and Message Board. - Monthly Scrapbooking Kit Club

Melissa Machado - Close To My Heart Demonstrator

Heather Scott - theANGELcompany™ Director

Imagine Stamps - Clear stamps for scrapbooking and card making.

When you make a purchase or join an advertiser's site, please make sure to tell them "SheetLoad Sent Ya", so they know their advertising dollars are hard at work.

Would you like to advertise your business or website in SheetLoad? Send an email to for more information.

And the winners are...

The winners of the May Shout Out to SheetLoad prizes are:

Grand Prize (Stamp and Baubles):
Runners Up (Baubles)

Ladies, I will be contacting you all via your blogs shortly. If you see this first, please send me an email with your full name and mailing address at:


Monday, May 12, 2008

Share a SheetLoad of Cards - May 2008 CardsForHeroes.Org

This month's "Share a SheetLoad" will benefit

The purpose of Cards for Heroes is to...
"Help a hero keep in touch with home" provides handmade cards for deployed service-men and -women to write home on, and as well supplies cards for other organizations who support wounded warriors with care packages.

The organization receives cards from across the United States and beyond. As of May 5, 2008 they have provided 23, 108 cards to the troops.

Here is our challenge to you:
1 - Choose a current or past issue of SheetLoad of Cards and complete a full "sheetload". This is usually 6-9 cards.

2 - For more information on what types of cards are needed (or not needed) go here: Cards for Heroes FAQ

3 - Download and fill out the "Share a SheetLoad" form, and send it along with your cards.

4 - Mail your cards and envelopes to: The closest Cards For Heroes Address

5 - Cards are accepted on an ongoing basis, but please try to send them in by the end of May for this Share a SheetLoad call.

6 - One set of cards sent in by a lucky SheetLoad reader will be featured on the Cards For Heroes blog!

SheetLoad would really like to keep giving back, so please email if you have any suggestions as to what group/facility could be the focus of our next "Share a SheetLoad"

ps: If any of you reading are bloggers, any and all help to spread the word about this post, would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Meet the Artists - Episode 13 - Carla Peicheff

Today's Artist is...

Carla Peicheff - SheetLoad Sketch Artist

SheetLoad Q - How many years have you been making cards? I've been cardmaking for about 3 1/2 years now I believe.

SheetLoad Q - What is your favorite technique to use on cards? Prismacolors & Gamsol and Stitching

SheetLoad Q - What is your favorite crafty site? Lil' Scrappers and Flickr

SheetLoad Q - Are you a member of any other Design Teams? Lil Scrappers!!

SheetLoad Q - What is a little-known or odd fact about yourself? I'm a history buff, and love photography!! My newest passion!

SheetLoad Q - What is a recent card you have made, that would be considered a favorite?

SheetLoad Q - Is there anything else you would like SheetLoad readers to know about you? I'm a SAHM to 4 wonderful kids... love creating anything from cards to LO's, to altering!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Advertise wth SheetLoad of Cards

Do you have a business, blog or website you would like "get the word out" about?

SheetLoad of Cards has open ad space in our June 2008 issue. Starting at only $5 per ad per month, it is an economical way to get your name out to all of our readers!

For a limited time we are offering the 6th month FREE, when you pre-pay a 5-month ad run.

Contact us today to find out more:

Joining the team...

You may have noticed a couple new faces in the May issue of SheetLoad of Cards.

Guess what?!

Carla and Lindsay were offered, and have accepted, permanent positions on the SheetLoad Artist Team!

Please help me congratulate and welcome them, by leaving a little comment here.

Monday, May 5, 2008

SheetLoad Shows You How: May '08 - Curled Flowers

Thanks to Denise Wallace for providing the pictures and directions for this fun tutorial!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

May SheetLoad Showcase - Call for Reader Cards

If you make cards using the May 2008 issue, make sure to send them in! Toward the end of the month we will have a SheetLoad Showcase post that will feature some of the best work submitted.

To be entered:
- Email a picture of your card(s) to: with a subject line of "Showcase My SheetLoad"
- Include the following in the email: First name, last initial, blog URL (if applicable), list of products and manufacturers, explain any special techniques you used

Deadline: May 15th, 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Reminder: April Share a SheetLoad

Just wanted to put a reminder out that if you were going to send out cards for the April Share a SheetLoad, they probably need to be mailed out by Tuesday the 6th to meet the deadline.

Please help us support this great cause and check back later in the month for another opportunity to give back.

Meet the Artists - Special Episode - Lindsay S

Today's Artist is...
Lindsay S, SheetLoad Guest Artist;

SheetLoad Q - How many years have you been making cards? 3 years cardmaking, 10+ Scrapbooking

SheetLoad Q - What is your favorite technique to use on cards? I really love wax resist, whether it is crayon resist or wax paper resist the effect is cool!

SheetLoad Q - What is your favorite crafty site? Wow, I have quite a few! But right now I would have to say Paper Crafters {Anonymous}. I spend a ton of time there doing challenges and chatting.

SheetLoad Q - Are you a member of any Design Teams? No, I tend to do my own designs that I can use with my Stampin' Up! Stamps. People can use them with other stamp companies, but for me I tend to stick with SU!.

SheetLoad Q - What is a little-known or odd fact about yourself? I am a huge gamer. My DH got me into xbox, and we have a wii now too. I love to play arcade games and the Sims when I am not crafting.

SheetLoad Q - What is a recent card you have made, that would be considered a favorite?

Friday, May 2, 2008

Shout Out to SheetLoad - May 2008

Help us get the word out about SheetLoad of Cards and be entered to win!!

This month's prize is the
Surprisabella stamp with an assortment of Bella's Baubles:

There will also be four (4) "runners up" prizes given. Each of the runners up will receive a baggie of assorted Bella's Baubles!

To be entered to win...
- Write a post titled "Shout Out to SheetLoad" on your blog, that includes a preview of our May Issue, and a link to our blog:
- Come back and leave a comment on this post with the direct link to your "shout out".

Deadline: Your post must be up and your comment must be made by Midnight, CST on Sunday, May 11th.
A winner will be selected using Random.Org and posted here by Wednesday, May 14th.

Good luck and get to "Shout"ing. :)

Random stuff about the contest:
To get a thumbnail for your post, go to the May SheetLoad issue post, right-click on the issue thumbnail and select "Save picture as...". You can then save the thumbnail to your own computer and upload it to your blog post.
This contest is only open to readers who blog. But don't worry, I will have a blog candy later in the month that the non-bloggers can enter.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

And the winners are...

The two (2) winners of the April "Subscribe to SheetLoad" blog candy are:


Congrats! I will be contacting you both shortly.

If you haven't subscribed to SheetLoad yet, make sure to get signed up and check back later this month for details on what you can win!

The May 2008 issue of SheetLoad is ready to download...

The May issue of SheetLoad of Cards is sure to be another huge hit!

(Clicking on the image above will open up a dialog box where you can "open" or "save" the PDF file. You will need Acrobat reader to view the issue.)

This issue features stamps and Baubles from Stamping Bella and the work of our May Guest Artist, Lindsay Sasseville!

While you peruse this issue, and fall in love with all of the cute stamps that Emily sells in her store, you can just click on the card or stamp name and be taken directly to that page! Shopping for your new goodies will be so easy!

If you aren't already addicted to Stamping Bella stamps and accessories, it won't be much longer.

We are very happy to have Lindsay as our guest artist this month. Each week she fills her blog with lovely creations, inspiring challenges and great sketches.

Make sure you head over to "In My Stamp Room" and see what the fuss is about! Also, check back later this month for a special "Meet the Artists" episode to learn more about her.

Check out our changes in this issue:
- Added PDF interactivity - shopping links!! Just click on the card and put the goodies in your cart. :)
- "Make It Your Own" ideas are now in the sidebars of each page, next to the card(s) that illustrate the idea.
- Individual dimensions are given for the reader who loves the layout, but just needs a single card. You will find these measurements located conveniently beneath the card sketch.

Coming later this month:
- Another "ShoutOut to SheetLoad" challenge, with the opportunity to win Stamping Bella goodies!
- The first installment of our tutorial series - "SheetLoad Shows You How".
- Some exciting news about our expanding Artist Team!
- The 2nd opportunity to "Share a SheetLoad" for a good cause.
- May's "SheetLoad Showcase" call for cards. This gives the readers the chance to show us their creations.