Friday, July 31, 2009

August SheetLoad

It is time for the August issue of SheetLoad of Cards!!!





(click on thumbnail above to go download the FREE issue)



The August '09 issue features a sketch by Liz Weber, stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Guest Artists from the Sweet 'n Sassy Design Team!


This sketch is so fun, here is what I did with it. Super quick.

Materials: October Afternoon paper, Fiskars border punch, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon & Making Memories Tiny alphas.



Head over there to see the gorgeous creations the SheetLoad ladies created with this sketch. I hope you are having a super weekend. It's a long weekend here in Canada and we are enjoying some hiking and finishing off our landscaping.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Creatively Yours Sketch #17

Good morning, I'm hoping it's going to be another beautiful day. I can't believe the boys are back to school in a month. Where does the time go.

Today I have Ali's sketch #17 from Creatively Yours to share. You can head over there to get your copy of the sketch. I was playing with my camera out in my garden and came up with these shots. I used October Afternoon paper, Prima flowers, Bazzill flowers, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon, Elle's studio tags & American Craft Thickers.



Well that's it for today. I'm off to do something fun with my boys. Not sure what that is yet!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Savvy'nSassy Spotlight Special



The Savvy'n'Sassy Spotlight special this week is Unity Stamps. You can find them on sale here. I absolutely love these stamps. I think they are my new favorite. They are red rubber backed with EZ mount, so they are ready to use on acrylic blocks. I made some cards with a couple of the sets that are on sale this week.







These stamps are so much fun, and they are on for a good price this week at Savvy'n'Sassy. Check it out.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and are enjoying some sun.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A SheetLoad Reminder



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

Simple, Special, Stunning!!!

SheetLoad's Simple, Special, Stunning is up on the blog. If you don't know what this is all about here is a little info:

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.


Jessica has created 3 fabulous card. Head over there to check out how versatile these sketches are.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A summer card

This weeks sketch at Creatively Yours was a card, with a twist. The twist was to use blues and sandy summer colors. Here is what I came up with:





I used some older Crate paper, Prima flowers, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon and my new Making Memories Slice (my wonderful DH surprised me for my birthday a couple of weeks back!).

Make sure to head over to Creatively yours to check out Andi and Jennifer's creations.

Hope you are enjoying your day and I'll be back later in the week.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fairy Garden Part 3

TGIF!! I'm so looking forward to today. My wonderful DH is off today and the boys are at camp so we are going to go out and do some shopping and lunch. And then the boys are off for a sleep over with my wonderful mom and sisters (you guys are the best). So it's steak and lobster for dinner tonight. We've decided to try and cook it up ourselves, we'll see how we do.

Today I have the final of my Fairy Garden cards from the July Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon kit. I loved this kit!






Well that's it for today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'll be back next week with some more creations.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fairy Garden Part 2

More Fairy Garden cards to share today. It's a busy week at our house. The boys are enjoying their summer camps and I'm busy trying to get to some house cleaning that was neglected while we were all sick last week.

On to the cards...






I hope you like them. Have a fun summer day and I'll be back later this week.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Creatively Yours Sketch ~ Ali's sketch #16

Good Tuesday morning! Today I have my interpretation of Ali's #16 sketch at Creatively Yours. I decided to go with really clean lines for this one and very simple. I found the paper was perfect and it didn't need anything else to highlight my picture.

Materials: Die Cuts with a view paper, Savvy'n'Sassy pom pom ribbon, Making Memories tiny alphas and Slice, Spellbinders and Queen & company pearls



Well that's it for today. Have a beautiful day!

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Fairy Garden

Good morning. This week I'm going to be sharing all the cards I made with the wonderful Fairy Garden kit from Savvy'nSassy. The pinks and greens in this kit are so yummy and match so many paper. I had loads of fun making cards this weekend with them.

So here they are:







These are just the start of my cards. I'll have more on Wednesday and Friday. Hope you are having a great start to your week!
I received a tag from Kimmy last week and I totally for got about it. So here I go:

8 Favorite Shows:
1- Lost
2- Alias
3- ER
4- Seinfeld
5- The Tudors
6- Engineering an Empire (yes I'm a geek)
7- CSI New York
8- CSI

8 Things I did yesterday:
1- made some cards
2- made chocolate waffles
3- took pictures of my cards and uploaded them
4- Did 8 blog posts
5- washed my hair
6- watched Major League
7- Had a Tim's Iced coffee
8- made a list of dinners for the week

8 Things I am looking forward to:
1- Holidays in Montana
2- My day with my guy
3- The new Basic Grey
4- Dinner
5- My new Sookie Stackhouse book
6- Straight teeth
7- A Scrap weekend
8- Labor day party

8 Favorite Restaurants: {I'm including fast food...}
1- Halo
2- Olive Garden
3- Montana's
4- Parthenon
5- The Cattle Baron
6- Red Lobster
7- IHOP
8- Kelsey's

8 Things on my wish list:
1- An ice cream maker
2- a Tassimo
3- A new printer
4- a nice sun dress
5- new shoes
6- The new BG when it comes out
7- A new car
8- A vacation to Greece

8 People I Tag:
1-Virginia
2-Lisa
3-Ali
4-Robin
5-Alicia
6-Katie
7-Joan
8-Margarita

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lisa McDonald

A couple of months ago we went down to Fish Creek and had some photos taken by the ver talented Lisa McDonald. If you live in Calgary and you want some photos taken I can't say enough about this lady. I was happy with every single photo we got. She got the boys to do what she asked with ease (they loved her). So I'll be scrapping these photos for a while, I got lots! It was so hard to choose which ones to put on the wall, I loved them all.

Here is the first layout I did with these photos. It is really simple because the photos are so gorgeous I didn't want to take away from them.



I used Bo Bunny Paper, Prima Flowers, the fabulous new pom pom ribbon from Savvy'n'Sassy, Basic Grey Chipboard and Fiskars Border punch.

If you want to see Lisa's work you can go to her website here or visit her blog.

Well that's it for today. We have a busy day of golf lessons and then we are getting some tile repaired in the front hall. I hope that goes smoothly. Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Show us your SheetLoad

It's that time again. This month you can win some very cool Squigglefly stamps. Here are the details:

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.

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. ETA: You may enter a full SheetLoad, but all of the cards in the picture should be similar and from the same issue.
- Failure to leave a comment with your favorite stamp set(s)/product as described above, will result in disqualification.


To enter you can go here.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

SheetLoad, ShortCuts and Caardvarks!

SheetLoad has teamed up with Caardvarks this week for an exciting cross promotion. Using ShortCuts products and the July Sketch at SheetLoad, the lovely ladies over at Caardvarks are making some amazing projects. You can take a look at their gallery here.

I have some of the awesome products from ShortCuts. If you haven't had a chance to check these out you must. I love them. The clear cards are my favorite. You can play and play and never leave a fingerprint, which makes your cards so easy to do. Today I decided to play with one of the frosted cards. I also used Unity stamps, Fancy Pants paper, Prima flowers & Kaiser Rhinestones.



Make sure you stop by SheetLoad, Caardvarks & ShortCuts to see some more beautiful creations.

Also, check out the shout out to SheetLoad post here. This is super easy. Here are the details

- 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: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_czeHIRGxSYI/SkrXGrBXFRI/AAAAAAAADOg/7Q3qMLuSFuQ/s400/July09_Cover_Web.jpg)
- Once you have posted your message, come back to this post and leave a comment with the DIRECT link to your "Shout Out" post.
*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: http://sheetload.blogspot.com/2009/3/ShoutOut.html

Example of an INDIRECT (incorrect) link:
http://sheetload.blogspot.com/

Rules and "the fine print"...
- Post must be up, and your link must be left here, no later than Thursday, July 30th at Midnight CST.
- Failure to link directly to the July 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 http://www.random.org/.
- Open to all Domestic and International readers

Good luck and get to shoutin'! :)


Do all that and link to the post at SheetLoad and you could win some awesome stamps from Squigglfly.

Well that's it for today. I'm just doing some catch up after spending a lovely weekend out at Panorama, BC. We had lots of fun. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday evening and I'll be back through out the week with some more creations.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day & July SheetLoad

It's the first of the month, you know what that means...a new edition of SheetLoad of Cards is available for download. Just click on the picture below to be directed to the SheetLoad site where you can download your copy. I'll be back early next week with my interpretation of the sketch.



Super quick post today. We are off to a barbecue today to celebrate Canada Day. I'll hopefully be back later in the week with some more designs.