Sunday, June 29, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
So the genius behind SheetLoad has come up with a sister site, ShortCuts. Their mission is to help paper crafters, of all levels make the most of their time. ShortCuts will help you create stunning papercrafts by using pre-made "blanks" of those items we usually have to make by hand. Your time can be spent decorating, instead of fabricating. Ok so now for the good part....my first blog candy!!!!! Here's your chance to win a ShortCuts Gift Card Holder Folder Sampler Pack! This package contains one (1) of each of the four (4) colors we currently offer; white, cream, black & kraft. These handy blanks will allow you to create a wonderful presentation for a gift card (or other items, as you will see later this week) in a short amount of time. Spend your time decorating, not fabricating! *The sampler pack will be shipped with the product folded in half. This allows for lower shipping costs and does not affect the quality of the product. Here's what you need to do to qualify leave a comment here on my blog with a use for the Gift Card Holder. **Please be sure to provide your email address so I can contact you if you win. I will use random interger generator to select the winner on Sunday. Good luck!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
You'd think that summer time would be a slower paced time of year allowing you to relax and craft anytime you wanted.....wrong! It seems that we are busier than ever going here and there. Last weekend I was able to take a few hours and bust out a few cards. I decided that I needed to use only the piles of scraps around me. I had a great time and was able to create a few quick cards. Nichole Heady demonstrated this technique, however I used a patterned paper instead of stamping the design. I love love the card turned out.
I fell in love with this paper when I saw it and the stripes in the card above are the back side!
Ok the penguins from Imaginisce are just about the cutest thing I have seen this summer and I had to have them. I'm still playing around with them, but was able to create a quick birthday card. This card is going to serve as inspiration for hopefully my first sketch for SheetLoad. I punch out the heart for another project and the cardstock left over was the perfect size for a card. Below is a close up so you can see the punch out a little better.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
There is so much going on over at SheetLoad!!! The first exciting news is the addition of a "sister blog", ShortCuts, to learn about a product that'll be launching in early July. There is also a chance to win it before you can buy it! So go check it out!! Next, there's also two great blog candies, so be sure to read all the details to qualify. And I've saved the best for last.... help me welcome two new additions to the SheetLoad Artist Team - Ann Seleshanko and Nicole Anderson and the announcement of SheetLoad Mini!! Ann and Nicole will be responsible for sketches AND samples in our new eZine - SheetLoad Mini. Beginning in July, SheetLoad of Cards will be putting out a mini mid-month edition. Each issue will give feature a new sketch, cutting diagrams and samples. It will be skinnier than a standard SheetLoad issue, but we think you will find it just as useful. After Ann and Nicole debut their first issue, a special episode of "Meet the Artists" will help you get to know each artist a little better.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I just love it when my son's teacher has a favorite candy! It makes is soooo easy to give it as a gift at the end of the year. This year it was Tootsie Rolls. You can purchase the jar at Wal-mart of Target. Then decorate the lid and tie a ribbon around the neck. I reused a gift bag and decorated the front to match the jar lid with chipboard brackets, flowers and sticker letters. The sentiment on the jar lid is by Papertrey Ink and says, "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." I thought this very appropriate for a teacher!
Ok, so I'm a bit behind.... sorry! Go check out this month's Sheetload. Be sure to use the link at this Sheetload post as the original download had incorrect dimensions. This month's issue is fun because you have a reason to break out all those $1 stamps that you "had" to have!