Sunday, May 31, 2009

I created something!

I feel pretty good about this creation! It came from an odd source...I got a sample in the mail of a feminine product and absolutely loved the packaging! So, I analyzed it and came up with something very similar...quite a bit smaller...but very similar and I love it. I'm going to share a downloadable template with you eventually if there's enough interest. These two were for graduation gifts, so you can see there's money AND a gift card!

I played "card tag" again!

Here's a sneak peek of the card I created. Alicia at "Call Me Crafty Al" started the game of tag and I got the photo to inspire me last night. The wheels were turning. This is GREAT practice for any of those contests where you have a limited amount of time to produce something. I love how my card turned out! I think I'm second to the last in this game, so I can reveal the card very soon!

Friday, May 29, 2009

It's almost time for the June SheetLoad!!!

Yes, it's almost time for the June SheetLoad to be out!

Mark your calendars for June 1st and then be ready to ooh and aah!

I love them! My samples are here as itty bitty peeks. Enjoy!

Monday, May 25, 2009

May challenges at SheetLoad are still open!

Just a reminder that the May challenges (with chances to win prizes) at SheetLoad are still open

All of these are open until the end of the month. Go!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

ShortCuts and 2 Sketches 4 You

ShortCuts is sponsoring this week's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You...and I'm playing along! This was a really great sketch. I didn't have any ShortCuts stuff to use, but the sketch is so versatile, it can be used with anything! I will have to remedy that situation and get some great product!

Here is the card I created based upon this week's sketch...

Be sure to check out the cards that the ShortCuts Design Team Members made and some of the SheetLoad artists using the 2S4Y sketch! They're GREAT!

I used a Martha Stewart tulip punch for the flowers, but everything else is hand cut. I sponged on the umbrella for dimension and used a regular ol' glue gun for the raindrops and puddle.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

That's Swell one more time...

Aha!!! Found it!! I found the one I CASEd and it was Paula at Love Blooms In Me!You can see where I got my incredible model...just awesome! Hers welcomes a baby and mine congratulates somebody. I really adore this card. I think, possibly, because it has a masculine twang to it. Thank you Paula!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Look what you can win at SheetLoad!

Isn't this awesome? Check out this blog post and find out how you can win the following stamps from There She Goes Clear Stamps...

Monday, May 11, 2009

SheetLoad Design Team!

Some artists have been added to the SheetLoad Design Team! Yahoo! It's such a great group of gals and these new artists are awesome!! Check out my "SheetLoad Design Team" on the right side of my blog and go visit all of them. You'll be glad you did!

New artists are Nikki, Teri, Kim, Liz, Kelly, and Jessica!

I played a game of CARD TAG!!!

This was fun! Here's my card:
Now you'll have to go over to Alicia's blog to see how this game is played. It is FUN!

I got an email with a photo of a card and had 24 hours to make one that was inspired by the photo. What a GREAT way to get some fresh ideas! The purse and gloves are both punches that I own (and love). The paper is stuff I've been hoarding. It's double sided and I can hardly make myself cut it!

Here are the players and their cards:

Alicia started us off with:

Next up was Melyssa:

Then Lisa:

On to Joy:

And mine...sticking with the layout and loving thepinks!

Heather had to go from mine:

Then it was Ann's turn:

And last, but not least, was Barbara!

Isn't it amazing to see how each person was inspired by the previous one? Love it!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Mmmmm...breakfast in bed from my 12 yo ds...delicious and beautifully presented!

And then a BEAUTIFUL card and flowers from my 15 yo dd!!! Spoiled beautifully! And she wrote such loving comments...awwww...couldn't help but shed a tear or two!

And then the card I made for my incredible mom. I printed out the tulips on my computer and then colored them in and embossed them. Love how it turned out. I got to use my new scallop rectangle nesties and my wavy dotted punch that I adore as well. I think she'll love it.

I hope ALL of my blogging buddies have a blessed Mother's Day!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May Shout out to SheetLoad!

It's time for the monthly "Shout Out" Challenge. Since you enjoy SheetLoad so much, help us get the word out about our little site.

In return you will be entered to win the following...

A $15 Gift Certificate to ShortCuts Online Store!
You can use your credit to purchase any of the cool products, including Gift Card Holder Folders, Clear & Frosted Card Blanks or Full Sheets, and Limited Time Buys* (*when applicable).

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 May Cover, and a link to the current issue (May '09). (cover image URL:
- Once you have posted your message, go to THIS POST and leave your DIRECT link in the Mr Linky box.
*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 Saturday, May 30th at Midnight CST.
- Failure to link directly to the May 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...go forth and SHOUT! Ü

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Show Us Your SheetLoad!!!

Have you seen the new sketch for a SET OF CARDS in SheetLoad of Cards?! So fabulous and you can download the FREE ezine, make some of the cards AND WIN, WIN, WIN one (1) of the following stamp sets from There She Goes Clear Stamps...

Slow and Steady (Retail Value: $15)


Year Round Sentiments (Retail Value: $10.00)