Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Contest officially closed...

Wow, the Show us Your SheetLoad and Win contest was a success! It closed a couple nights ago and I just finished going through all of the entries.

I wish I had enough prizes for all of the entrants. Unfortunately my money tree out front died, so I have to stick to the 3 original prizes.

Next Monday I will announce who those lucky winners are.

Thanks to all of you who participated!

Monday, July 28, 2008

PC Gallery Idol: For your consideration...

Last week I posted about Carla, one of our SheetLoad artists, being in the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol contest. Guess what? She made it to the top 10!!!

I hope you will consider voting for her again this week. She does awesome work and I know she would love to be in the top 5 (perhaps even the winner).

Here is the card for this week:

August "Sneak Peek" Time!!

It's that time again. Here are some sneak peeks from the upcoming issue of SheetLoad! This month we have another wonderful sponsor -- can you guess who it is from the peeks?

Make sure to stop back by on August 1st to download your copy.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

2 More Days Left in our Contest

Wow, we have received some great entries so far for our "Show Us Your SheetLoad and Win" contest, but there is always room for more.

Make sure to get your entry in by Midnight CST on Monday for a chance to win some great prizes.

ps: If you scroll to the bottom of the post linked above you will find all of the links to the entries so far.

Friday, July 25, 2008

A "Christmas {In July} Present" especially for our Canadian readers...

Do you love a sale? Do you love Stampin' Up? Wouldn't a sale on Stampin' Up! products be the ultimate.

Lindsay, one of our artists and a SU! demo in Canada, would like to extend the following special to SheetLoad readers...

Do Not Pay Shipping or GST on Stampin’ Up! Merchandise orders over $100.00 between July 24, 2008 and August 31, 2008.

All orders will be sent directly to your home via UPS. Use Code SUM08SLSP, and pay via Visa, or Mastercard or PayPal (paypal fee not included in this special).

This applies to orders over the phone, or through e-mail. Only Canadian residents may participate.
To see the latest catalog you can visit her SU! website. And if you have any questions, feel free to email her.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rule Change on "Show Us Your SheetLoad" contest

Just so you know I have changed the rules on the "Show Us Your SheetLoad" contest. It is now open to all crafters, not just blogging crafters.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tell 'em SheetLoad Sent Ya!

If you stop by any of our advertiser's sites, and especially if you make a purchase, please let them know you saw them in SheetLoad!

In July the following advertisers could be seen throughout the pages of the issue...

Shawna Renville with theANGELcompany. Place a $30 order and choose one of fifteen "thank you" stamps as a gift.
Melissa Machado, consultant for Close To My Heart, place your order via email in July, and mention SheetLoad for FREE Shipping.
Lisa McDowell with Stampin' Up. Have you seen their new decor elements?!
SheetLoad ShortCuts - Spend time decorating, not fabricating. One lucky customer, who places an order in July, will receive their order for FREE!
Heather Scott is offering FREE shipping on theANGELcompany products in July for SheetLoad Readers
Subscribe to The Shaker Box Kit Club for 6 months and pay only $23.99 per month!
Join Paper Pretties' Stamp of the Month Club and receive the newest Sophia stamp before its public release!
Contact Stacy Engstrom to get the latest Close To My Heart catalog. There's a reason they call it an Idea Book.
Buy and sell scrapbook layouts at Scrapifieds.
Use the coupon code "Sheetload 10" and receive 10% off your first order when you visit A Walk Down Memory Lane.

Readers Choice Guest Artist: And the winner is...

... a secret! :)

Make sure to check back for our September issue which will feature designs from the top vote getter.

Shameless Question: Any readers from Norway or Sweden out there?

Okay, I would love some Hanglar Stanglar stamps, but unfortunately I can't buy them in the U.S. (or anywhere outside Norway or Sweden).

Please email me at if you do live in one of the 2 countries and would be willing to help me out.


... and now we return to our regularly scheduled blog... :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

*TOOT* for one of our SheetLoad Artists

Carla, one of SheetLoad's Sketch Artists, is participating in the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol. Her card for this week is absolutely gorgeous! Please consider putting your vote in for her card.

She has a picture of her card on her blog, as well as all of the pertinent links:


Show Us Your SheetLoad and Win!!

EDITED: I am going to open this up to all crafters. No longer just blogging crafters. See new rules below.

Show us your cards using a July SheetLoad and look at what you could win...

GRAND Prize:

Hampton Art Santa Claus Stamp (RS4610), BasicGrey Figgy Pudding 12x12 Collection Pack, One (1) Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Stardust Pen (think of it as roll-on glitter), Making Memories Stylus and Paper Piercer

Runner Up:

One (1) Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Stardust Pen (think of it as roll-on glitter), Making Memories Stylus and Paper Piercer, Assorted 6"x6" pieces Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Papers, BasicGrey Blitzen Matchbook Kit, Basic Grey Blush Mini Monograms, Assorted American Crafts Christmas Chipboard Embellishments

Honorable Mention:

Assorted 6"x6" Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Papers, Basic Grey Blitzen Matchbook Kit, Basic Grey Blush Mini Monograms, Assorted American Crafts Christmas Chipboard Embellishments

Here is what you have to do:
- Using the July Monthly or Mini issue, create a card based on the sketch.
- Upload it to your BLOG and create a post about our contest OR upload it to a PUBLIC gallery (ie: gallery cannot require a password to view images)
- If you are a blogger, make sure there is a link in your blog post back to SheetLoad
- Leave a comment on this post with a link to your card.

- Cards must be uploaded, and your comment must be left on this post by Midnight CST on Monday, July 28th.
- I will announce the winners the first week of August.

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

Thanks to:
ShortCuts for donating the prizes shown above. Make sure to keep an eye out for new products, as well as the papercrafting products you love to buy, in the upcoming months.

**The monogram sheet and matchbook kit from the Runner Up and Honorable Mention prizes will be trimmed down for easier packaging, but all items are Brand New.

Riley 1 & Riley 2
Veronica / Scrappy Rat
Nicole P 1 & Nicole P 2
Jamie S

Shout Out to SheetLoad and Win!!

This month we have a Cloud 9 Design Christmas Scrapbooking Kit to give away to one lucky reader (Thanks to Fiskars for the donation).

For a chance to win this great prize:
- Post a "shout out" to SheetLoad on your blog or a public message board (make sure this does not violate and board TOUs) by Midnight CST on Thursday, July 24th
- Make sure your "shout out" includes a little blurb about why you love SheetLoad and a link back to us (
- Leave a comment on this post with a link to your shout out
- Make sure to that if your link does not go to a blog with "contact me" info that you leave your email address in your comment

Some reminders...

Make sure to get your vote in for Readers Choice Guest Artist. The voting ends today (7/21).

Have you taken advantage of our Christmas Presents to You? Just a little over a week until the deals are history.

I am still "catching" readers who are wearing our badge. Make sure to get yours up and your name on the list.

The July issue can be found here. And our FIRST mini issue can be downloaded here.

Find out more about our July Guest Artist, Heidi, and Ann, the artist behind our first mini issue.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Meet the Artists - Episode 14 - Ann

Today's Artist is...
Ann - SheetLoad Mini Artist

SheetLoad Q - How many years have you been making cards? 5 years

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

SheetLoad Q - What is your favorite crafty site? Savvy n Sassy

SheetLoad Q - Are you a member of any other Design Teams? Savvy n Sassy

SheetLoad Q - What is a little-known or odd fact about yourself? I love to play World of Warcraft

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

SheetLoad Mini - July 08

It's here...

(click on thumbnail to download issue)

The July issue of SheetLoad Mini, our first Mini issue ever, is ready to download.

This month's mini features; appropriately enough, a mini card sketch and cutting diagrams! You will be able to create 6 - 3" square cards using just a few sheets of paper.

The artist for July is Ann Seleshanko. Make sure to check out her blog for more of her work.

Monday, July 14, 2008

July - Mini Issue - Sneak Peeks!!

Wow, it is almost time to reveal our very first SheetLoad Mini!!!

Ann did a lovely job creating the sketch and making lovely samples for the issue, so I wanted to give you some peeks at her cards...

Make sure to stop back tomorrow, July 15th, to download your copy!! There may even be some blog candy chances coming up soon.

Our "presents" to you...

Have you stopped by the SheetLoad blog lately and noticed the "Christmas in July" presents we have for you? If not, come on over and check out the sticky at the top of the blog. You won't regret it.

Hint: They will save you money on something you enjoy - crafting supplies!

Also, if you are on the fence about ordering from our ShortCuts site, you may want to get your order in before the end of July. One lucky customer will have the cost of their ENTIRE order REFUNDED!!! Check out this post for more info:

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

And the Readers Choice Guest Artist Nominees are...

And your nominees for Reader's Choice Guest Artist are...

Kelli C:

My name is Kelli Caslow, I am a work from home mommy to two toddlers (a 3 year old and a 2 year old), my primary job is as a dental lab technician (I make teeth), but I'd much rather be a professional crafter!

I've been a scrapbooker for well over ten years, only within the last year and a half have I become increasingly addicted to card making. I have even recently begun developing my own line of clear stamps using my own drawings. It's been a scary, overwhelming and extremely rewarding journey so far and at the end of the day it's nice to sit back and ink up a stamp or two or three while watching tv.

Check out Kelli's blogs: Yard Sale Kind of Luck & Lilac City Designs

Some of her favorite recent creations:

Lorie A:

Hi! My name is Lorie Ames and I love to stamp! I have been stamping for about 6 years now and find great joy in watching the reaction of people who receive my cards.

I have recently found SheetLoads of Cards but I can tell you that I'll be a regular on the website as I LOVE sketches that help me get the most out of my stamp time as SheetLoads does. In anticipation of how much I'll use SheetLoad's magazines I've made a special category on my blog for them!

Please feel free to visit my blog or e-mail me anytime!

Check out Lori's blog: Live Laugh Love Create

Some of her favorite recent creations:

Riley F:

I began stamping seriously about two years go when my mom introduced me to card making. I haven't looked back since! I am mostly into Stampin' Up, but I do like other vendors such as Verve Visual and Stamping Bella.

My style would be a mix of cutesy and classic. I really like all of the different styles of stamps, although I have a hard time with the really big scenic stamps.

When I am not stamping, I am teaching dance at my dance studio that I've owned since 2005. I opened it my last year of college when the studio I worked at abruptly closed. It has not been an easy road, but my hard work is starting to pay off. At the end of June I was named America's Dance Teacher of the Year 2008-2009. Two of my students also won national titles. We are now home to America's Junior Dancer of the Year, America's Mini Miss Dance, and America's Teen Mister Dance.

Check out Riley's blog: Stampin' and Dancin' with Riley

Some of her favorite recent creations:

Now it is time to vote!! The poll can be found on the top, left of the SheetLoad blog and voting will be open until Midnight on July 21st.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Meet the Artists - Special Episode - Heidi

Today's Artist is...
Heidi, SheetLoad's July Guest Artist;

SheetLoad Q - How many years have you been making cards? Not even a year yet, I had to start making cards because I am addicted to stamps...

SheetLoad Q - What is your favorite technique to use on cards? I love heat embossing, but I am trying to expand my horizons so I have tried alcohol inks recently with pretty good results. ;)

SheetLoad Q - What is your favorite crafty site? Just one?? Okay, the Scor-Pal website is coming in hand for trying new projects. But really, there are so many blogs and sites out there it's too hard to choose.

SheetLoad Q - What is a little-known or odd fact about yourself? I have several tattoos and still going...

SheetLoad Q - What is a recent card you have made, that would be considered a favorite? I like this Thank You card because it is very different than my usual style, I do like how it is "clean" and elegant looking.

SheetLoad Q - Is there anything else you would like SheetLoad Readers to know about you? I am a working mom to two sweet little boys (they certainly keep me on my toes!). I have been scrapbooking for several years but only just started card making. I am constantly in awe (if that doesn't sound too corny) of some of the cards I see, the work is just amazing and I am constantly inspired by it. I had never been the 'crafty' one in my family growing up, but BOY has that changed LOL.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Oops, I goofed...

It is corrected now, but I had previously credited the sketch in the July issue to the incorrect artist.
Sorry Carla and thanks Michelle for letting me know.
Been kinda crazy around here. :)

The July issue is ready for download! And some winners...

We had so many wonderful AND correct guesses in the "guess the theme for July" post.

The theme for the issues IS "Christmas in July". While it may be hard to think of Christmas, when for some of us it is the middle of summer, but it is never too early to get started on those holiday cards. Right? :)

This month's issue uses a sketch by Carla and features Heidi as our Guest Artist.

Now for the five winners of ShortCuts Gift Card Holder Folder Sampler Packs...

1. Monica-FC said... Love the sampler sneak for christmas in july. so many wonderful sneaks there. :)

2. Sue D said... Looks like "Christmas in July" to me!Sue Dslrdowney at hotmail dot com

3. Sherry said... Well, Christmas in July is what first came to mind... then I thought, hmmm what about count down to Christmas, but there are only 21 squares.. so it's not the 12 days of Christmas either..then I noticed there are circles,dots and or round bling in every block so maybe that has something to do with it?? If not then it must be as simple as Christmas in July! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

4. SallySewSavvy said... I have a feeling that it is "Christmas In July".

5. Judy B said... Christmas in July.. Just love to create Christmas cards when it is so hot outside.. definitely makes for a refreshing take on the weather!

I will be contacting each of you shortly about your prize. Thanks to all of the readers who played.