Saturday, November 28, 2009

December Sneak Peeks

The December '09 issue of SheetLoad of Cards is looking like it will be one of the biggest and best ever!!

We have a wonderful digital stamp company sponsoring this issue and many artists from their team, as well as ours, joined in on the fun.

Here is a peek at just some of the cards in the issue. Make sure to stop back by on December 1st to download your FREE issue!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

ShortCuts' Black Friday Special

UPDATE: This sale has been extended through Tuesday, December 1st!!

ShortCuts is offering up an additional discount, on top of their clearance prices, through tomorrow night at midnight. Make sure to check out their Black Friday Sale post for more details.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A November Winner and a Reminder...

Congratulations to... Heather
She is the lucky winner of our November Shout Out to SheetLoad challenge!! She will receive her choice of 2 fabulous stamp sets, just for telling others about our eZine.
*Heather, please send me an email at with your chosen stamp sets. Please put 'November Shout Out Winner' in the subject line.

Would you like to win some of the fabulous stamps shown below?! Just create a single card for our November Show Us Your SheetLoad Challenge and be entered to win.

Friday, November 20, 2009

November '09 - Simple Special Stunning

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.

This cards in this month's edition were created by Ann Seleshanko and feature the sketch from our November '09 issue of SheetLoad of Cards.

• Used rub-on stitches

• Used sewing maching
• Inked the edges
• Used markers, instead of colored pencils, to bright the image

• Used a ShortCuts clear sheet for the card base
• Added the holly as a photo corner
• Used Stickles to color in the image
• Colored and cut out a 2nd set of Santas and adhered with glue dots for dimension
• Used American Crafts Thickers and sewed a bit more

Friday, November 6, 2009

November '09 - Show Us Your SheetLoad and Win!

It is time to show us how SheetLoad has inspired your creations. The best part is - there are prizes!!!!
Again for the November '09 edition of "Show Us Your SheetLoad" we have added a special requirement, so make sure to read carefully below. :)

What you have to do...
- Create one (1) card using the sketch from the November '09 edition of SheetLoad of Cards. Download the issue for FREE here.
- Your card must use one of the printable quotes, provided to our readers this month (see issue for details and link). **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.

What you can win...

Complete Set of Studio G - Series 37 - Bohemian

One lucky winner will be chosen to win each one of the 16 stamp sets shown above. A $16.00 MSRP

Eight (8) of the Studio G - Series 37 - Stamp Sets

Two lucky winners will be chosen to share the 16 stamp sets shown above. Eight packages for each winner will be chosen at random. An $8.00 MSRP each.

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

Playing so far...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Little Shameless Self-Promotion... Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Guest Designer

Because I am so excited about my first EVER artist position on a design team (other than one I've created), I just had to post here about my November Guest Artist spot at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!!!

My first post went up today and features the card shown in the snippet above. I hope you will stop by my post at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps to see the full views and maybe leave a little 'love'.  :)

While you're there, make sure to check out the creation by Laura Williams (the other November guest artist) from earlier this week.

Make sure to check out the August '09 issue of SheetLoad of Cards for lots more Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps goodness.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November '09 - Shout Out to SheetLoad and Win!!!!

Would you like to win some FREE stamps?!?! Of course you would. That is why this month we are offering up some great clear stamp sets from Hampton Art to one lucky winner in our Shout Out to SheetLoad challenge!!

In return for helping us get the word out about our November '09 issue, you will be entered to win the following...
Two (2) of the Clear Stamp Sets Shown Below!!!

One lucky winner will get to choose their prize by selecting two (2) of the clear stamp sets above.

This month's prize is sponsored by ShortCuts! Don't forget to stop by their clearance sale - everything is 25% off while supplies last!

Here is what you have to do to be entered to win...
- Create a Blog or Message Board* Post titled "Shout Out To SheetLoad". *Please make sure this is a Public Message Board and posting about SheetLoad does not violate any TOUs.
- Your post must include a little verbiage about SheetLoad, a picture of the November '09 Cover, and a link to the current issue (November '09). (cover image URL:
- Once you have posted your message, come back to this post and leave a comment with the DIRECT link to your "Shout Out" post.

Rules and "the fine print"...
- Post must be up, and your link must be left here, no later than Sunday, November 15th at Midnight CST.
- Failure to link directly to the November SheetLoad issue post will result in disqualification for the prize.
- Failure to put a DIRECT link in your comment will result in disqualification.
- One (1) winner will be chosen at random using
- Open to all Domestic and International readers

Good luck and get to shoutin'! :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This looks weird, doesn't it?!?!

Okay, I was just notified that I have many, many photobucket error messages... darn 'exceeded bandwidth'!!! I will try to get it fixed as soon as possible, but not sure right now how I am going to remedy this :(

ETA: Okay, I think I found all of the annoying error boxes, but now the blog looks so plain... Hopefully I can figure something out

And the October Winners are...

Thanks to everyone who participated in our challenges last month!! Congratulations to the following...

Shout Out to SheetLoad Winner:

Grand Prize - Christine

Runner Up - Laurie M

Ladies, please send an email to and I will let you know how to redeem your prize.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November '09 SheetLoad of Cards with FREE Printable!!

(click on thumbnail above to download your FREE copy)

Once again it is time for another fabulous issue of SheetLoad of Cards - November '09!!!

This issue features an elongated sketch, sized to fit in a business envelope, by Barbara DeBose. Because we chose this issue to be non-sponsored, our artists have used some of their favorite stamps, papers, themes, etc. on their samples.

FREE to our readers...
(click on thumbnail above to download Printable Quotes file. password: sheetload)

Included for our readers this month is a FREE Printable Quotes file!! I asked the team to share their favorite sentiments, quotes, scriptures, sayings, etc. and compiled them into a 4-page PDF file. They are sized to fit the November '09 sketch perfectly!

To download your copy of the FREE Printable Quotes File, make sure to enter "sheetload" when prompted for the password.

Make sure to check back later this month for our monthly challenges, an episode of Meet the Artists, Simple Special Stunning and much more!!!