Thursday, March 26, 2009

April Sneak Peeks...

I am working on finalizing the April 2009 issue and I have to say, it is GORGEOUS!!!

Here are some sneak peeks to tide you over until April 1st - no foolin'.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Don't forget...

There is a little under a week to enter our March Show Us Your SheetLoad and Shout Out to SheetLoad challenges. Some great prizes are up for grabs, so make sure to get involved.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March '09 - Show Us Your SheetLoad

It is time for the March installment of "Show Us Your SheetLoad"!!

This month two (2) lucky readers will win one (1) of the Close to My Heart samplers shown below...

Grand Prize
6" x 6" Emporium, Notebook & Evensong Paper Samplers, 4 packets assorted ribbons/embellishments, My Creations™ Circle Album

Runner Up

6" x 6" Emporium, Notebook & Evensong Paper Samplers, 3 packets assorted ribbons/embellishments

Here is what you have to do...
- Create one (1) card using the sketch from our March issue.
- Upload your card to an online gallery** OR your blog.
**Must be a public gallery - ie: no password needed to view photos.
- Visit Melissa's CTMH website and find your favorite product(s).
- Come back to this thread and leave a comment with the DIRECT LINK to your card and the name of your favorite Close to My Heart product(s), no later than Midnight CST on Sunday, March 29th.
- Winners will be announced here during the first week of April '09.

The "fine print"...
- The link entered into Mr Linky MUST go directly to your entry in an online gallery, or the blog post containing the entered card. (Indirect links will be deleted periodically throughout the month.)
- 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.
ETA: You may enter a full SheetLoad, but all of the cards in the picture should be similar and from the same issue.

The players so far...

Friday, March 6, 2009

Updated and Info about Downloading Problems

Please see the purple text at the bottom of the March '09 Post for updates on downloading problems.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Identify and Win - Cross Promo with ShortCuts

Did you notice the ShortCuts ad in the latest issue of SheetLoad?! Today is the day to find out what it is all about. Head on over to the ShortCuts blog to find out how you can win a cool prize!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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

Since there was such a great response to the prize choice from last month, we are going to offer up the same prize for our March "Shout Out"!!

One lucky "shouter" this month, will get to choose between these BRAND NEW Fiskars Border Punches, as their prize...

Upper Crest OR Apron Lace

A retail value of $14.99!!

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, and a link to the current issue (March '09).
- Once you have posted your message, come back and leave your DIRECT link in the Mr Linky box below. *Link must go directly to your "Shout Out to SheetLoad Post", not a main page. Indirect links will be disqualified.
**Please note - any indirect links, or links that go to a non-shout out post, will be deleted before the final drawing takes place.**

Example of a DIRECT (correct) link:

Example of an INDIRECT (incorrect) link:

Rules and "the fine print"...
- Post must be up, and your link must be left here, no later than Tuesday, March 31st at Midnight CST.
- Failure to link directly to the March SheetLoad issue post will result in disqualification for the prize.

- Failure to put a DIRECT link in Mr Linky 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'! :)

ETA: I accidentally messed up Mr Linky, but I still can get to the "old links" and will include those in the list below when drawing for the prize.

ETA2: I upgraded my My Linky account, so now both attempts are showing up. Please feel free to add your DIRECT link to either of the Mr Linkys below. I will use them both when choosing a winner.

The players so far...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Note about Mr Linky from last month & Shout Out

I saw a couple comments about names disappearing on the list for last month's "Shout Out" contest.

Per the rules, all of the links needed to go directly to the "shout out" post - not the main page of the blog or forum.

This keeps me from having to scroll through newer posts to find the one I am looking for and sometimes people advertise their sites, and have never posted a "shout out".

A couple times during the month I deleted the incorrect links, so that is why yours may have disappeared.

An example of an incorrect link:
An example of a correct link:

As always, you are free to email me if you have any questions -

Sunday, March 1, 2009

And the winners are...

Congratulations to the following readers...

Marie (~~ME~~)
Marie - please email your punch selection and shipping address to me at with "February Shout Out Winner" in the subject line.

February "Show Us Your SheetLoad" Runner Up

Belinda & Teresa - Please send me your shipping address at w/"Show Us Your SheetLoad" winner in the subject line.

Thanks to everyone who played along last month!!

March 2009 SheetLoad of Cards

The March 2009 issue of SheetLoad, is packed full of "NEWs". It is a NEW layout, a NEW sponsor, and the first issue for our NEW Sample Artist!!

After last month's "Yudu experiment", it became apparent many of you save the file and just open it on your computer. I have decided to reformat the eZine to landscape. This way when you fill your screen with the issue, it will show up larger.

Melissa Machado, an Independent Consultant for Close To My Heart (and a SheetLoad Sample Artist), is sponsoring this issue. You will notice lots of awesome stamps, papers and embellishments. To purchase CTMH products for yourself, stop by Melissa's CTMH Site. She is giving out a FREE stamp with every purchase this month!

And lastly, but definitely not least, this is the month that Barbara debuts as a Sketch Artist! She has been with us since the beginning as a Sample Artist and when one of our Sketch Artists had to leave, she jumped at the chance to give it a try. I have to say - I like it! :)

ETA: I have been helping those having problems via email and it seems like most of the readers with issues downloading the file, are using AOL or a non-Internet Explorer web browser.

If you have problems, please make sure you are "save"ing the file and not "open"ing it when the box pops ups.

Something else to try: Right click on the issue thumbnail and select "Save target as...". This will then prompt you to save the PDF file to your computer.

I will be gone all weekend, so if you are having troubles and nothing above works, go ahead and email me for the file and I will get to it on Monday.