Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October Sneak Peeks!!

It is almost time for another fabulous, new, edition of SheetLoad of Cards. Tomorrow the October '09 issue will be available for FREE download and here are some sneak peeks at a sampling of the cards you will see...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

September Advertiser Directory

As a "thank you" to our advertisers, who help to keep the eZine FREE, please take a few minutes to visit their online sites. If you happen to make a purchase, please let them know "SheetLoad Sent Ya".

September Sponsor:

Blog Banner Advertiser:

eZine Advertisers:
Doodle Palace

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Simple Special Stunning - September '09

The purpose of "Simple Special Stunning" is to show how each issue of SheetLoad can be adapted for papercrafters of all levels. Whether it is sticking exactly to the sketch, or adding some extra bling.

Today's cards were created by Liz Weber and feature the sketch from our September '09 issue of SheetLoad of Cards.

• Used a scalloped circle and a Cuttlebug embossing folder to add texture
• Colored in the digital stamp image

• Embossed and sanded the scalloped circle, as well as the smaller piece of cardstock.
• Added some gorgeous Prima 'Say It in Pearls'
• Added ribbon behind the sentiment circle die cut and a pearl strip around the edge
• Created 'scenery' for her image by coloring grass and sky

Friday, September 18, 2009

And the winners are... August Challenges

Better late, than never, right?!?! ;)

The winners of our August challenges are...

Amy J
For her entry in our 'Show Us Your SheetLoad' Challenge


Sandra S
For 'Shouting Out to SheetLoad in August


Chrissy C
Just for being a 'Fan'!

Ladies - Please email me at with 'August Winner' in the subject line and I will give you details on how to get your prizes. :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Meet the Artists - Kelly Landers

As the new members of our Design Team make their debut in an issue of SheetLoad of Cards, we will post a special "episode" of Meet the Artists here on the SheetLoad blog.

Today's Artist is Kelly Landers, who made her debut in the September '09 issue. Please read on to learn more about Kelly and help me welcome her to the team.

SheetLoad Q - How long have you been making cards? Five years

SheetLoad Q - What is your favorite technique to use on cards? Coloring with COPIC Markers

SheetLoad Q - What is your favorite crafty site? SplitcoastStampers

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

This is my recent favorite because I liked how the overall layout turned out and I also tried a new background technique that really shimmered and set the mood for the card! I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I loved the finished look.

SheetLoad Q - What is a little-known or odd fact about yourself? I used to compete in Country Western Couples Dancing and placed third in the nation with my partner in our division.

SheetLoad Q - Is there anything else you would like our readers to know? No day seems complete without the release of my creative energy. I love to do challenges of all types and find so much inspiration everywhere! Almost anything can inspire us to create if we open our eyes to all possibilities.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sponsor Spotlight - JessicaLynnOriginal

It is time for our monthly Sponsor Spotlight!! This month's featured company is JessicaLynnOriginal. You can see a small selection of their adorable images in our September '09 issue.

Here is a little about the company in their own words...

I would like to thank SheetLoad of Cards for this opportunity to sponsor the newsletter with my stamps. Almost a year ago I saw the first issue and knew I wanted to work with Alicia and her team on this project. She is wonderful to work with and I look forward to doing it again soon.

JessicaLynnOriginal started for me a long time ago - much more than the four official years. I love to draw and it is really amazing to see something that I have drawn with pen and ink become part of a heartfelt card, scrapbook layout, or board game. (Which I am just in love with) It started with just a few
doodles that four years later have become Brentwood and Friends and so much more.

JLO Challenges:
Who doesn’t love to win prizes? We are offering on our blog card layout challenges for prizes. Be sure to take a look at what we are working on!

Brentwood the Book:
I am currently working on a book with Brentwood and his friends which will be ready for presale next month. I am very excited to bring his story to life. The book will be available on my website and at Amazon. The book will be perfect for kids 5-10. (up to 99 in heart)

We love our Military!! Without them we wouldn’t be able to live in the free country that we do. We have a few things currently running for them. For every “Military Brentwood” Digi or Clear Stamp we are donating part of the profit to the USO.
What a win/win!

Cards for Heroes Drive running until the end of October! We are collecting cards that we are going to mail to the Cards for Heroes Team. They provide cards for military members to
have and write personal notes their loved ones. We will not only gather up the full collection and mail them to Cards for Heroes we will also email you a FREE Brentwood Digi Design that is limited to this drive ONLY. The cards do not have to use JLO stamps; we just want to gather as many as possible for this great cause

Jessica, thank you so much for sponsoring the latest issue!!

Oops... Previous Post

Did you all see the post that went up earlier today? Well, you weren't supposed to, obviously. ;) Thanks to all who contacted me to let me know. That is what happens when you 'publish' and don't 'save' a draft post.

See you all back here later with the REAL sponsor spotlight.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Show Us Your SheetLoad - September '09

For this month's edition of "Show Us Your SheetLoad" we are going to switch it up a bit with the requirements. Make sure if you play along frequently that you read the requirements below extra carefully. :)

What you have to do...
- Create one (1) card using the sketch from the September '09 edition of SheetLoad of Cards. Download the issue for FREE here.
- Your card must have a Fall theme. **Note new, extra requirement
- Upload your card to an online gallery or your blog and leave a direct link in the comment section of this post.
- In that same comment tell us your fave stamp(s) from our September sponsor - JessicaLynnOriginal

What you can win...

Grand Prize: $25 Gift Certificate
to JessicaLynnOriginal's online store

Runner Up: $10 Gift Certificate
to JessicaLynnOriginal's online store

The deadline...
Upload your card and leave your comment here no later than Midnight CST on September 30th.

Make sure...
To do your best work, as the SheetLoad artists will be voting on their favorites to determine the winners.

The "fine print"...
- The link in your comment MUST go directly to your entry in an online gallery, or the blog post containing the entered card. (Any comments with indirect links will be disqualified.)
- 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.
- Failure to leave a comment with your favorite stamp set(s)/product as described above, will result in disqualification.

Playing so far...

Friday, September 4, 2009

SCS' Limited Supply Challenge, Scraplings and SheetLoad of Cards

Can you imagine my surprise today when I was contacted by Stampinsilvia to let me know that our May '09 issue of SheetLoad had helped to inspire her latest Limited Supply Challenge on SCS?!?!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 2009 - Sponsored by JessicaLynnOriginal

It is time for another great issue of SheetLoad of Cards...

(click on thumbnail to download the PDF file)

All of the samples in the September '09 issue feature stamps from our sponsor - JessicaLynnOriginal! When you see a card you like, just click on it to be taken to their online store*. Shopping can't get much easier than that. *When viewing the PDF file onscreen.

The owner of JessicaLynnOriginal clear stamps, Jessica Lynn Mould, has joined us as Guest Artist this month. Along with her great samples one of our new Samples Artists, Kim B, joined us this month for her first and last issue. Kelly Landers makes her debut in this issue and later in the month, you can learn more about her in a special episode of Meet the Artists.

Speaking of 'later in the month' - make sure to stop back by throughout the month to find out how you can win some goodies from our sponsor!

Thanks to Nicole Anderson, one of our sketch artists, for the great sketch this month!