Saturday, July 25, 2009

It's SNEAK PEEK time for SheetLoad of cards!

It's sneak peek time!! Can you believe it's nearly August and almost time for a new SheetLoad of cards? Yep...almost here. I created some cards that I really's a little peek for you!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Still time for SheetLoad July!!! Go, go, go!!!

Don't forget that the July issue of SheetLoad of Cards is available for download and there is still time to enter the monthly challenges and win FREE digital stamps from the July sponsor, Squigglefly!!
Head on over today and find out how to enter the July Shout Out to SheetLoad and Show Us Your SheetLoad contests.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


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 kicking it up a notch by adding some extra layers or bling.

Check out these cards that were created by Jessica George and feature the sketch from our July '09 issue of SheetLoad of Cards and the April Showers digital stamp from Squigglefly.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I had an anniversary...

Yep...we recently celebrated 25 years of married life. My darling daughter (the redhead) arranged a surprise party for us. Here is the top layer of our adorable cake...we are quite a "pear". I don't think we've aged at all...what do you think? Ü

Here's our wedding day in 1984....

And 25 years later....

I had a "bride" shirt with "25" on the back and little flowers around the neckline. Dear hubby had a "groom" shirt, also with "25" on the back.
And in keeping with the pear theme, here are the thank you cards I made. I cut out a pear from the craft foam and stamped it in yellow. I stamped another one and cut it out for a reverse mask...and then I sponged on a little bit of green. I really like how they turned out...I thought they had a great dimensional look about them.

Squigglyfly is fantastic!

Sponsor Spotlight - Squigglefly - Digital Stamps

The fabulous July 2009 sponsor of SheetLoad is Squigglefly. Here is a little about the company in their own words...

Instant downloads, low cost, the ability to change the size of your images, and no storage problems make digital the way to go. With over 300 unique images starting at just 99 cents, Squigglefly is the largest digital stamp company on the internet with the widest variety of images for all your card making and scrapbooking needs.

Please visit their online store and their blog. You'll love it just as much as I do!

Photo class fun...

This digital photography thing has me on the edge of my seat...literally. I think I'm a slow learner, but it is so nice to be able to go back and watch it again to see what I just didn't remember to do. This is amazing stuff! This is the Jessica Sprague class and I am SO glad I signed up for it. I learned how to colorize, add a really cool rounded corner mask, burnish edges, and so much more. Here are two of the ones I goofed around with today.

This is the same daughter...the first one she is about 9 or 10 and the second one she is 15 and steealing home. Where does the time go?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Home again!

We survived the softball tournament. What amazing fields they have in Medford. It's all turf. The girls actually liked sliding...much softer. But it adds about 15 degrees to the already hot weather down there. My dd said her feet hurt from being so hot. Anyway, they tied for 5th place out of 16 teams. Not too shabby!

Now...I was anxious to get back and work some more on the photoshop class from Jessica Sprague. Here's my latest attempt:

This is my 21 yo dd a few years ago. This class is amazing and I am thrilled to know how to do a few little things with pictures.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I'm off for some of this...

We're off to Medford today for the state softball tournament. This is my 15 yo first baseman...quite the stretch, yes? And also as she slides safely into home on a passed ball. We're looking forward to the tournament and visiting with some family down that way.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Playing with Photoshop

Here's my youngest daughter who is now 15. In taking the photoshop online class by Jessica Sprague, I've learned today how to change a photo to give the impression of a colorized photo. I didn't pick the best picture for this technique, but I still think it's fabulous. I loved it when I took years ago and I love it today!

SHOW off your SheetLoad!

"Show Us Your SheetLoad" and Win!!

It is time once again to show us what you have created with the latest issue of SheetLoad of Cards, July2009.

All you have to do is create one card and enter it here for a chance to win FREE Digital Stamps from...

Here is how to enter...
- Create one (1) card using the sketch from our July 2009 issue of SheetLoad.
- Upload your card to an online gallery or your blog.
- Come back to this post and leave a comment with the DIRECT link to your card and your favorite stamp(s) from Squigglefly's Online Store, no later than Thursday, July 30th.
- The "Grand Prize" winner will receive Four (4) FREE Digital Stamps of their choice, and the "Runner Up" will be awarded Two (2) FREE Digital Stamps of their choice.

Please be sure to read the fine print at the SheetLoad blog.

Shout Out to SheetLoad and win!

It’s time for our monthly “Shout Out” Challenge. Just spread the word about SheetLoad and have the chance to win!!!

You might win

Four (4) FREE Digital Stamps from our July sponsor – Squigglefly!!

One lucky winner will be able to choose four (4) images, of their choice, from Squigglefly’s extensive online catalog of digital stamps. You can choose some of the great images showcased in the July issue of SheetLoad of Cards, or anything else that suits your fancy.

Get the details here!

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 July Cover, and a link to the current issue (July ‘09). (cover image URL:
- Once you have posted your message, go back to this post and follow the instructions for your chance to win!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I'm trying to learn how to use my old photoshop program!

Yep...I am one of the ones taking the Jessica Sprague's free online class. And since I knew just about zero to begin with, after two days, I've learned a LOT!!! It is exciting!!! Today's lesson was on is just too cool. Yesterday's lesson was on adding frames and word art, so I did both of those and then I added some amazing swirly things using new brushes I snagged over at Obsidien Dawn. They're beautiful. I can't wait to figure this out and come up with fabulous digital photos! I'm excited!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

It's a Caardvarks Challenge!!!

Caardvarks, ShortCuts, and SheetLoad have teamed up!! Take the July issue of SheetLoad, gather an image from:
Create something, and then link it up at the Caardvarks blog! SheetLoad gets to play along, so I made this:
I love, love, love this image from Squiggleyfly. I just had to add the dimensional magic to make the fish bowl "glass". Love it.

Make sure to visit the Caardvarks gallery for some amazing creations! c

Have you been to Caardvarks before? It is fabulous. Here is a little bit of info:

Caardvarks is all about making cards and having fun doing it. We know many scrapbookers who have zero confidence in their card-making skills. Caardvarks is always there, offering up themes to give them a starting point. We host card challenges on the 5th and 20th of each month. We’ve been doing it for over two years! If you keep an eye on the blog, you’ll see that we occasionally throw in a micro challenge (24 hour down & dirty challenge) as well as celebrity and reader spotlights. There is always a prize up for grabs and fun to be had!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

SheetLoad is ready!

The July 2009 issue of SheetLoad of Cards is ready to download!! Run, don't walk to get your free copy today!

The sponsor this month is Squigglefly. They have some fabulous digital stamps. I think you'll love them! Later this month there will be chances to win FREE images!!

I didn't play along in this issue, but I will be showing off some cards this month. Stay tuned.