Saturday, June 28, 2008

July Sneak Peeks - and a chance to win..

These little previews are so yummy - betcha can't wait for the whole issue! :)

Now for the chance to win a package of the not-yet-released FIRST ShortCuts product...

To be entered to win just leave a comment on this post with your guess as to what is the theme of July's issue.

All of the correct guesses will be entered into a drawing to win a ShortCuts Gift Card Holder Folder Sampler pack! Five (5) winners will be chosen using

Get your guesses in by midnight on Monday, June 30th and I will draw a winner next week!

The fine print:
If your comment is not linked to a blog with "contact me" info, make sure to leave your first name and email address in your comment. You are free to add spaces to the email.

We have some winners...

Well, all of our readers are winners, but a couple of you have won a prize! :)

I have contacted a couple more winners for the "Get caught wearing our badge" blog candy.

The winner of the kit from A Walk Down Memory Lane for June's shout out is: Whitney

Lilian has won the $ Stamp Holder Album blog candy from Secret Scrapper!

Congratulations to all of you! I have either emailed or left a comment on your blog, so make sure you get back to me ASAP and I will mail out your goodies.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Updated on Readers Choice...

The votes have been tallied for our Readers Choice Guest Artist and we have some finalists. Now they just have to agree to participate. :)

Originally it was going to be a vote off between the top 5 to be finalists, but there was a 3-way tie for 5th place.

All finalists have been contacted and early next month introductions and voting will begin.

SheetLoad Surplus - June 2008

Again this month, the SheetLoad sample artists made so many great cards, I couldn't fit them all in the issue.

Here are the "surplus" cards...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

An easy way to grab our blinkie - thanks to Tip Junkie!

Thanks so much to Laurie at Tip Junkie for telling me how to make a block of HTML code that can just be copied and pasted - no editing needed on your end. This will make getting caught with our badge so much easier.

If you are a fan of SheetLoad of Cards, you can add this blinkie to your blog!

Just copy and paste the following code into your blog or website:

Monday, June 23, 2008

Tell 'em SheetLoad sent ya...

If you stop by an advertiser's site, let them know you found them in SheetLoad of Cards!

Advertiser's in this month's issue are:

Melissa Machado, Close to My Heart, Independent Consultant
Heather Scott, the angel company, Director
Lisa McDowell, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
A Walk Down Memory Lane, Online Scrapbooking Store and Message Board. Use the coupon code "Sheetload10" for 10% off your first order!
Scrapifieds, Buy and Sell Scrapbook Pages and Layouts Online
Shawna Renville, the angel company, Manager
The Shaker Box, Monthly Kit Club
3 Little Dreams, A Stamping Kit of the Month Club
Secret Scrapper Products Co., Scrapbook albums, stamp storage, and home decor items.

ShortCuts Product Reveal

Make sure to stop by our sister site, ShortCuts, today! The first product has been revealed, blog candy winners have been announced and later today the first set of samples will be up.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Need help with the blinkie?

A lot of readers have left comments saying they are unable to put up the blinkie from the blog candy challenge below.

Give this a try...

Copy (Ctrl+V) this code: < a href="" target="_blank">< img alt="Photobucket" src="" border="0" />

Edit your blog layout and add an HTML element (in Blogger at least).

Past the copied code into the box

REMOVE the space before each of the red letters in the code, but after the "<" (in the < a and < img).


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Announcing SheetLoad Mini Issues!

Back in April we put a call out for additional sketch artists we received many great entries, but alas only 2 new artists could be chosen. Please help me welcome Ann Seleshanko and Nicole Anderson to the SheetLoad Artist Team!

Ann and Nicole will be responsible for sketches AND samples in our new eZine - SheetLoad Mini.

Beginning in July, SheetLoad of Cards will be putting out a mini mid-month edition. Each issue will give feature a new sketch, cutting diagrams and samples. It will be skinnier than a standard SheetLoad issue, but we think you will find it just as useful.

After Ann and Nicole debut their first issue, a special episode of "Meet the Artists" will help you get to know each artist a little better.

Get "caught" wearing our badge and win!


Snag ^^this blinkie^^, put it on your blog (or in your signature on a public message board). If you are "caught" with it, you can win a stamp set from Studio G's new series of clear acrylic stamps...

The specifics...
Between today (6/19/08) and through the end of July (7/31/08) ten (10) random comments from this post will be chosen.
If they link to your blog/message board post, that displays the blinkie above, you are a winner!

ETA: The winners...
6-21-08 - Melissa
6-28-08 - Barb
6-28-08 - Dwaye
7-7-08 - Kelli
7-21-08 - Jen T
7-21-08 - Suzanne
7-21-08 - Bev
8-4-08 - Gerrie
8-4-08 - Lynn
8-4-08 - Biljana

The fine print:
Ten winners will be chosen at random and posted on the blog every so often during the period given above.
If the link you provide does not give any contact information, you MUST include contact information (ie: email address) in your comment.
Please make sure if the blinkie is put on a public message board (a MB that does not require membership to view posts), that it does not violate any TOU's of the board.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Store those stamps in style... and a chance to win some blog candy!

With June's issue of SheetLoad of Cards being dedicated to using those $ stamps we all had to have, we thought a great blog candy to offer up would be storage for that stash!

This month, Mandy from Secret Scrapper, has been kind enough to offer SheetLoad readers a chance to win one of her Stamp Holder Albums!

These albums come ready-to-alter and includes 10 sheet protector pages with pockets that will perfectly fit those Studio G clear stamp sets, as well as other unmounted stamps you may have.

Here is an example of a stamp holder album that was altered by Jen R, one of our SheetLoad artists:

To be entered to win:
- Browse through the Secret Scrapper online store.
- Come back to the SheetLoad blog and leave a comment on this post that includes:
* Your favorite Secret Scrapper product
* Any $ stamp storage ideas you currently use
* Your First Name, Last initial and email address*

Post must be made by midnight CST on Friday, June 27th.

A winner be selected using and will be announced by the 1st of July.

The fine print:
If your comment is linked to a blog with contact information, you do not need to leave your email address in the comment.
If no contact information is provided and your comment wins, another comment will be selected as the winner.
You can put blanks and spell out punctuation in your email address if you feel safer. Your email address will not be used for any purposes other than to contact you if you win the prize.

SheetLoad ShortCuts - Our "Sister Blog"

Make sure to stop by our "sister blog", ShortCuts, to learn about a product that we'll be launching in early July. There is also a chance to win it before you can buy it!

Meet the Artists - Special Episode - Paula Bloom

Today's Artist is...
Paula Bloom, SheetLoad's June Guest Artist;

SheetLoad Q - How many years have you been making cards? about 10 years

SheetLoad Q - What is your favorite technique to use on cards? paper piecing

SheetLoad Q - What is your favorite crafty site? Splitcoast Stampers

SheetLoad Q - Are you a member of any design teams? Not currently on any design teams, but I've been on Kitchen Sink Stamps, Flourishes, Simply Sentiments magazine and freelance work for Stampin' Up.

SheetLoad Q - What is a little-known or odd fact about yourself? I'm an early morning person. I love to work in the morning light while drinking my Taster's Choice Hazelnut Coffee.

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've always been a crafter in one thing or another. I sew, do needle work, and paint. A happy day for me is when I get to spend time with my grown children and grandchildren. As you can see from my picture, we love to travel to Disney!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Shout Out to SheetLoad - June 2008

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

This month's prize is the
Summer Afternoon Kit from A Walk Down Memory Lane:

This kit, which retails for $29.99, is chock full of goodies! I seriously thought about keeping this one for myself. :) You can find out more about the kit contents here. While you are at A Walk Down Memory Lane's site, make sure to check out the rest of their store.

This month we are opening up this blog candy opportunity to all of our readers; not just those with blogs!

To be entered to win...
- If you ARE a blogger: Write a blog post titled "Shout Out to SheetLoad" on your blog, that includes a preview of our June Issue and a link to our blog:
- If you are NOT a blogger: Start a thread titled "Shout Out to SheetLoad" on a PUBLIC* paper crafting message board that includes some text about SheetLoad of Cards and a link to our blog:
- For all participants: Come back and leave a comment on this post with the direct link to your "shout out".

Deadline: Your post/thread must be up and your comment must be made by Midnight, CST on Wednesday, June 25th.
A winner will be selected using Random.Org and posted here by July 1st.

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

Random stuff about the contest:
To get a thumbnail for your blog post, go to the June Issue of SheetLoad 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.
*For non-bloggers: A PUBLIC message board is one that does not require a membership to view messages. Please make sure that starting a thread about SheetLoad does not violate any forum's TOU's.
Make sure to leave contact information in your comment. If I cannot reach a winner, a new one will be chosen.

Get your nominations in...

There are just a couple more days left to nominate your favorite card artist for our first Readers Choice Guest Artist Award. Check out this post for more details:

Going to get caught up...

It has been a crazy month so far, but I have not forgotten about SheetLoad.

Starting tomorrow there will be lots of great posts, some of which will include blog candy!!

Make sure to check back with us.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Uh-oh, mix up on June SheetLoad

Thanks to Pamela for pointing out a huge discrepancy on the June issue. (seriously, thanks)

It seems the dimensions I gave underneath the sketch were right on, but wow, did I mess up on the dimensions by the cutting diagrams?!

I have fixed the error and you can download the new June issue here, or go to the original post and download from there.

Sorry about that and thanks again Anonymous. :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June SheetLoad Showcase - A Parade of Cards

Edited to add: Please make sure your link goes directly to the post with the card using June's layout and $ stamps.

For this month's SheetLoad Showcase we will be trying something a little different. Instead of SheetLoad readers submitting their cards for a Showcase at the end of the month, we are going to have a month-long parade of cards.

All you have to do is enter the link to your card that uses the June SheetLoad layout, AND some of those $ stamps we have all been hoarding, in the box below.

Get to marching! :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The June issue is ready for download...

The June issue of SheetLoad of Cards is finalized and ready to be downloaded!!

This month we focus on using those $1 stamps ($1.50 for our Canadian readers) you know we all just HAVE to buy. This issue will hopefully encourage you to get them out, dust them off and make some great cards with them.

Our sketch this month was designed by Lee (a.k.a. ayah) and Paula Bloom so graciously accepted a spot as our Guest artist for June. Make sure to check back later in the month for a special episode of "Meet the Artists" where you can learn more about Paula.

For our SheetLoad Showcase this month, we are going to try something new. Make sure to check back on June 3rd to find out how you can "play" along with us.

Also we will be featuring some great blog candies that tie directly into our theme of "dollar stamps". You won't want to miss the chance to win some goodies, am I right?!