Sunday, June 28, 2009

July '09 Sheetload of Cards Sneak Peeks

It's almost that time again...July is a new month with a new fun sketch. Make sure to stop by on July 1st to download your issue of the July ezine. The sponsor is one of my favorite companies of all time and you don't want to miss it.

This is my very first assignment for Sheetload of Cards so make sure to download the July ezine to see the full preview of my cards and projects. Until then, here is a little taste of some eye candy that you will see in the July issue.

Click on the link above to see more fabulous sneak peaks from the other DT members and guest artists!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

June '09 Show Us Your Sheetload and Shout Out to Sheetload

Just a reminder to all of you Sheetload only have until June 30th to turn in your card samples for June Show Us Your Sheetload and post a message on your blogs for the Shoutout to Sheetload. You could win some great prizes. Click on the links to get more deets. Winners will be announced on the blog the first week of July!!!

Sheetload of Cards - Simple, Special, Stunning

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Sheetload of Cards want to reach out to crafters of all levels. So starting in the month of June, and every month after that, Sheetload of Cards will be showcasing a new feature called "Simple, Special, Stunning". Each DT member, starting with Alicia, will be featuring 3 cards and show how Sheetload fans can make a simple card look special all the way to stunning. Each card will be based on that particular month's sketch.

Click on the link below to check out Alicia's Simple, Special, Stunning samples for this month.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Angels Landing Wednesday Theme: Gifts

First off, I want to thank everyone who stopped by the Angels Landing very first blog hop - it was a big hit! I also had so much fun hopping to all of the DT members blogs to see their fabulous creations - lots of great inspiration to kick off the new release. Also, thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments! You all have been such an inspiration for all of my projects and cards! You all made me SMILE BIG!!!

The theme this week at Angels Landing is gifts. I chose to create a gift card holder for a little girl. This could go to a baby girl or an older child. The images on the gift card holder was inspired by a Barnes & Noble gift card (pic below) that my daughter received awhile back for her 3rd birthday. It is already used but I tend to keep used gift cards knowing that one day I could recycle them on a card - in this case, I am using it as a sample. In light of the Barnes & Noble gift card, I thought it would be a great idea to marry a bookmark card with a gift card holder. So I took inspiration from SCS member Shel9999 (Michele), MFT DT member, who created a tutorial for a removable bookmark seen here. I've been waiting for a reason to make one of these unique cards and this was the perfect week to make one for AL.

As you've already probably seen, Judi released a new set called Toys on Wheels last week. Let me tell ya, this is one of the cutest baby sets ever! I just couldn't wait to work with the images again! They are truly great to use for babies to preschoolers/toddlers.

I used the little ducky (inspiration from the gift card), the number 4 and letter U from the Toys on Wheels digi set. I had a vision in my head on how I was going to create the piece to hold the bookmark. But, of course, it did not go the way I wanted so I ended up creating two circles that holds the bookmark. Two strips of cardstock were punched with the Martha Stweart lace punch and embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder for added interest and color. The duck was colored with prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil (as well as the number 4 and letter U), cut out and popped up on dimensionals and is sitting on top of the actual bookmark. The number 4 and letter U, and the middle of the wheels were adorned with a coat of glitter glue and 3D dimensional paint called Glittering Crystal to match the glittery flowers on the patterned paper (hard to see since it is mostly covered with cardstock strips). I used my Making Memories slotpunch tool to create a slot for the ribbon to go through and added a button and string to tie the ribbon together.

A second duck (popped up on dimensionals) was created to sit on top of the base of the card so it wouldn't look so bare when the bookmark is being used.

On the inside, I created a pocket made out of patterned paper and used my slit punch to create the scallop border with gray cardstock. I used double stick tape on three sides to close up the pocket.

So, in all, this is like a 2 in 1 gift - the recipient not only gets a gift card, but the recipient also get a nifty (and cute) bookmark to use.

I will have more projects to share on Friday so make sure to come back then! Thanks for visiting!!!

Stamps/Digital Images: Angels Landing (Toys on Wheels)
Patterned Paper: DCWV (Sweet Stack with Glitter)
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White), Jo-Ann’s Value Paper Pad (Yellow, Pink), Unknown (Gray)
Ink: Printer Ink
Die Cut: Spellbinders (Classic Circle)
Ribbon: Wal-mart (Wide Pink Grossgrain Ribbon)
Punch: Martha Stewart (Lace)
Glitter: Jo-Ann’s (Opal Glitter Glue), Scribbles 3D Paint (Glittering Crystal)
Other: Button, String
Tools: Making Memories (SlotPunch Tool)
Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Baby Oil (Lemon Yellow, Goldenrod, Pale Vermillion, Light Umber)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Angels Landing 1st Blog Hop - New Release

Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome to the first ever Angels Landing blog hop! We are all excited to introduce an Angels Landing new release of two digital-stamp sets, Alphabet Train and Toys on Wheels. As you can already tell it's all about the young ones this week. These two are such adorable sets that I will be reaching for over and over again! The train leaves from Judi's blog first so make sure to hop on over there to see where the Angels Landing Blog Hop Express stops next...

For my first sample, I created an adorable door hanger great for a baby boy or girl! This project uses the following digi-stamp sets: Toys on Wheels, Alphabet Train and Pierced Tags. I've seen so many great examples on SCS that I knew this what I wanted to make when I first saw the Angels Landing new images. The base is created from a Martha Stewart label template that Melstampz had a link to on her blog (you can find it here). The pdf file was turned into a jpeg file by cropping only one of the images from the page. By doing this, you are able to resize the image needed for your project or card and print only a single label.

I tried to simulate the nursery rhyme "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon." The sleeping moon is cut from the Cricut New Arrival cart at size 4.5 inches. I embossed the moon with D'Vine Swirls and the hat with Swiss Dots. The cow was printed at 2.5 x 2.8 inches, cut out and mounted with Scotch mounting tape for a 3D effect (the moon is also on dimensionals). Because I felt like the patterned paper had a busy design I chose to line it with some vellum and used my Apron Lace punch on the top and bottom so that the Moon and cow were showcased. I spelled Baby using the Alphabet Train digi set and was colored in with prismacolor pencils and baby oil. I punched out two holes at the top with a crop-a-dile and inserted matching ribbon for hanging. To top it off, I printed off a blank tag from Pierced Tags and used string to attach it to the bottom of the moon. The sentiment "Keep Quiet" and "Sleeping..." is computer generated using Arial Narrow font at size 16 and 20. I used some Aleene's paper glaze on the cow spots as well as the letters.

Stamps/Digital Images: Angels Landing (Toys on Wheels, Alphabet Train, Pierced Tags)
Patterned Paper: DCWV Nana’s Kids
Cardstock: Jo-ann’s Value Paper stack (Purple, White, Yellow)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin’ Up (Summer Sun), Prismacolor Pencils (Colorless blender, Light Umber, Parma Violet, Black, White, Process Red, Goldenrod)
Ribbon: Wal-mart (Wide Yellow Grossgrain
Die Cut: Cricut Personal Die Cutting Machine (New Arrival, moon size 4.5), Cuttlebug (D’Vine Swirls, Swiss Dots)
Punch: Stampin’ Punch (Slit), Fiskars (Apron Lace)

I created a matching card using the Card Positioning Systems sketch for this week: CPS 120. I printed the cow with wheels this time to make it look like one of the old pull toys. The card is pretty much self-explanatory. Instead of the printing the alpha on wheels right next to each other, they've been separated to accommodate some stitching to make it look like one of those old pull toys. I remember having one of these when I was younger - LOL. The "BABY" alpha wheels were printed at the same size as my door hanger. The patterned paper had some bling on the stars so I decided to outline the letters with glue glitter. I added some stitching by piercing the paper first with a long needle. Then I began to stitch from the bottom and create just a straight stitch and recreated the feel of an old pull toy with some string carefully glued on the bottom of the card.

Stamps/Digital Images: Angels Landing (Toys on Wheels, Alphabet Train, Pierced Tags)
Patterned Paper: DCWV Nana’s Kids
Cardstock: Jo-ann’s Value Paper stack (Purple, White, Yellow)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin’ Up (Summer Sun), Prismacolor Pencils (Colorless blender, Light Umber, Parma Violet, Black, White, Process Red, Goldenrod)
Punch: Stampin’ Punch (Slit)
String: Crochet Thread

Now that you are done reading my novel, hop on over to >> Suzy's blog <<. If you missed the beginning of the hop, head over to Judi's blog and follow the links. Make sure to stop at each of the gals blog for a chance to win some yummy blog candy!!!

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the hop.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cherry the Moment

This is the last week to see fabulous samples from the Sheetload of Cards and the Cutting Cafe DT using the sketch from the Sheetload of Cards June issue.

My second sample uses the Fruit Greetings printable stamp set (here is a link to my watermelon card). I love working with digi files because they are so easy to manipulate (I'll have to put a tutorial on how to work with digi-stamps one of these days). Recognize the patterned paper??? This is the same paper I used for my apple shaped card (seen here). This paper was fun to use with the cherries. I paper pieced the cherries, watercolored the stems, and added some bling bling. The sentiment is computer generated using a font called Orange (what'd ya know - a fruity font to go with a fruity card- LOL). I used the SU slit punch to make the green border on the side. As an added embellie, I used a pop can tab as a slider for my ribbon. When I first started stamping, I started collecting pop can tabs and never really used on a card (only on the very first altered mini clipboards I made as gifts). I try to be as frugal as I can with my supplies and I give a thumbs up for anything I can use that I have around the house.

Don't miss the other DT gals creations this week!!! Thanks for coming by!

Digital Images: Cutting Cafe (Fruit Greetings - Cherry)
Cardstock: Archiver’s (Unkown), Jo-ann’s (Value Paper Pad), Kraft
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin’ Up (Old Olive, Basic Black)
Die Cut: Nestabilities (Classic Circle)
Ribbon: Michael’s
Punch: Stampin’ Up (Slit)
Other Accessories: Rhinestones, Pop Can Tab

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Friend, My World - Digiments Release Day Sneak Peak

Now onto my card for the Digiments release day sneak peek...

This card uses the digiment from the About Friendship series...I chose to print the digiment multiple times on kraft cardstock. I applied a little bit of Aleene's paper glaze and highlighted the word "friend". I paired the digiment with digi-stamps from Sketching Stamper Digi-Stamps called Open Rose and Rosebuds from the Lots of Flowers image set - the images went perfectly with the digiment. The roses were carefully cut out. Though it hard to see in the picture, the roses were watercolored in a dark pinkish color and paired with dp colors in chocolate, and orange polka dot and kraft. I am just learning to combine several different nestability shapes together and used labels 1 with an embossed classic circle layered on top of it. This is going to one of my best friends who I met through work awhile back. We are pretty much the only two who have managed to keep in touch over the years. The scalloped border was punched using the Martha Stewart lace punch.

Digital Images: Digiments (About Friendship), Sketching Stamper (Open Rose, Rosebuds)
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up (Chocolate Chip), Unkown (Vanilla, Kraft)
Patterned Paper: Me and My Big Ideas
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin’ Up (Positively Pink, Rose Red, Old Olive)
Die Cut: Nestabilities (Labels One, Classic Circle)
Ribbon: Wal-Mart (Brown Grossgrain Ribbon)
Punch: Martha Stewart (Lace)
String: Unkown


Lots of fun things happening right now...Here's the list:

1) The June digiments are NOW available for purchase on the Digiments blog! Yay! Michelle came up with some really cool ones this month. I have no particular favorite because they are all so fun to use.

2) TWO people will be chosen today to win the entire June release! What a wonderful way to own an assortment of sentiments to use for basically anything!

and now on to the secret I have been holding out on for two days...


If you place an order this weekend, you will get a chance to purchase the digiments for HALF PRICE! An even better deal is to purchase the bundle package of ALL of the digiments for only $10 - normal sale price is $20 for 30 digiments. This is the kind of deal you don't want to miss!!!

Click on the Digiments banner above OR blinkie in the
sidebar to take advantage of this deal!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Home Tweet Home

This week I chose to create a 3D birdhouse ornament as my sample for Angels Landing. Inspiration came from a 3D paper house that Jen del Muro (I{heart}2stamp) created awhile back (template can be seen here at Taylored Expression's Stamp a Sweet Impression blog).

I just love Judi's images. She's made the animals look like the real thing and the expression on their faces are just so adorable! It was amazing that this came out exactly as how I had envisioned it! I combined several different elements to create this project: kookaburra birds (Aussie Animals), branch (stem from Simply Flowers), and shingles for roof (leaves from Pierced Flowers). The kookaburra birds were colored with prismacolor pencils and baby oil. I was really impressed at how vibrant the colors were. The birds were printed twice and popped up for more of a 3D effect. You can see a close-up of the kookaburra birds below.

Then for the shingles on the roof, I printed off 20 leaves (size 1.25 x 1.55 inches for each leaf) on green cardstock (5 leaves on each side). The leaves were easy to cut and used some glue to adhere them to the roof. After one side was done (laying the leaves the way I wanted them), I lay the birdhouse on its side and used my craft knife to cut off the excess leaves sticking out from the sides (cutting close enough to the pointy edge of the roof). You have to be careful because at this point the glue is still wet and the leaves can shift but you can always put them back in their spot. I used my Nestabilties Classic Circles to cut a circle and scallop shape along with some piercing around the circle to showcase the birds. I printed out a stem at size 1.25 x 1.55 inches from Simply Flowers to look like a branch for the birds to perch on. The sentiment "Home Tweet Home" is computer generated using a font called Orange (font size 20). I distressed the sentiment label with Antique Linen distress ink (I just love using that stuff). I finished off the birdhouse with a green satin ribbon at top held with a glue dot and a string for hanging. You can see the top of the birdhouse below.

And Voila'! This is the finished project. This would make a great addition to a housewarming gift for a new neighbor or a friend moving to another house.

Digital Images: Angels Landing (Aussie Animals. Simply Flowers, Pierced Flowers)
Patterned Paper: Joann Fabrics (Unkown)
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up (Bliss Blue), Paper Company (Heritage Value Pack)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Prismacolor Pencils (Sepia, Pumpkin Orange, White, Goldenrod, Powder Blue, Colorless Blender)
Die Cut: Nestabilities (Classic Circles)
Ribbon: Wal-mart
Piercing: Stampin’ Up Paper Piercing kit
String: Home Depot

Happy Father's Day Cards

With Father's Day coming soon I needed to get some cards completed and sent out. Since I had to make multiples, I had to create a simple design that was easy to duplicate. Just like when Mother's Day rolled around, I ended up making 5 of these (one for hubby, my dad, my father-in-law, and the great grandpas). We are all very grateful to have these special men in our lives especially the great grandpas who are still very healthy and active. I ended up with 3 creations using the same concept. It's nice working for Sheetload of Cards because I was able to use the June sketch as inspiration to create a lot of of my cards I've created for this month. So you can see a wide variety of cards made from one sketch. Cool, huh?

For the main image, I used a Penny Black stamp called Majestic Buck inked in Tim Holtz Distress Ink called Tea Dye (first time I've ever used it) on some grid paper and lined it with cardstock for stability since grid paper is very very thin. After cutting the images with the Labels 1 nestie, gluing the grid paper and cardstock together, I sponged the edges for a little distressing. I added a medallion using kraft cardstock on the top right corner using a Father's day sentiment from Digiments and cut out a circle using the Nestabilities classic circles. The digiment is printed in size 1.25 x 1.59 inches to fit perfectly in the circle. Normally, what I do to insure that the sentiment fits in the circle, I measure the cutting side of the nestie from one side to the other and size my image or sentiment a little smaller. I print off my image/sentiment on scrap paper first so that I am not wasting any cardstock. Place my shape over the image/sentiment then cut out shape. Easy peasey! As an added embellie, I just used string in place for ribbon since this is a masculine card.

Remember, Digiments is releasing some new digital sentiments on Saturday so make sure to stop by and take advantage of some really great digiments! Instant gratification and you get to play with them right away.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

For My Sister Sneak Peak

It's that time again for sneak peaks from Digiments... Michelle has outdone herself again for another series of fabulous digiments for the month of June!

For this card, I created a sample using the My Sister, My Friend series...using the digiment as inspiration I chose to use some patterned paper with different kinds of flowers on it. I used some vellum cut with the nesties labels one to show off the pretty flower paper background. I used the Martha Stewart lace punch to for my scalloped border and found some ribbon in my stash that I bought from a few years back. I printed the digiment on red cardstock so that it wouldn't get lost in the flower patterned paper. This card is based on the Sheetload of Cards June sketch. My sister's birthday is coming up in September so why not get an early start, right??? I am planning on making her a matching full-sized clipboard as a birthday gift (this will be a much later post - LOL).

The new digiments will be available for purchase on Saturday, June 13! Make sure to stop by the Digiments store because Michelle has something very special in store for the weekend...sorry I am sworn to secrecy until then! LOL

Digital Images: Digiments (My Sister, My Friend)
Cardstock: Joann’s Value Pack (Kraft), Unkown (Peach)
Patterned Paper: Me and My Big Ideas
Ink: Inkjet Printer
Die Cut: Nestabilities (Labels One)
Ribbon: SEI (Aunt Gurt’s Garden)
Punch: Martha Stewart (Lace)
Decorative Accents: Micheal’s (Clear Mini Decorative Accents)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

You're One in a Melon

Over the next two weeks, Sheetload of Cards is pairing up with the Cutting Cafe DT to make some fabulous samples using the sketch from the June issue.

My card uses the Fruit Greetings printable stamp set. This was such a fun set to play with. For this card, I chose to make a 3.75 x 8.5 size card to accomodate the size of the watermelon. Since watermelon is a summer fruit, I decided to use bright colored patterned paper to showcase the image and sentiment. Don't the papers remind of you a picnic at the park? I watercolored the image as well as covered the the inside of the watermelon with Aleene's paper glaze for more of a 3D effect. After the paper glaze dried, it made it look like such an edible snack - looks good enough to eat! This is a birthday card who will be going to one of my girlfriends who is definitely "One in a Melon."

Make sure to stop by the other DT's blogs to see their fabulous samples during the next two weeks. You'll have to come back next week to see my other sample! See you then!

Digital Images: Cutting Cafe (Fruit Greetings - Watermelon)
Cardstock: Unkown (White, Hot Pink)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin’ Up (Old Olive, Positively Pink, Ruby Red)
Die Cut: Nestabilities (Classic Ovals)
Ribbon: Wal-mart (Hot Pink Wide Grossgrain Ribbon)
Other Accessories: Button, Michael’s (Clear Decorative Mini Accents), Aleene’s Paper Glaze, String

June '09 Show Us Your Sheetload

It's that time again...Sheetload of Cards is featuring a new sketch this month so we want to see you show off your sheetload samples! You have until the end of the month to enter your card or project to win a prize from our fabulous sponsor Shawna Renville from The Angel Company.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Digiments - Challenge #4

This is the last week to participate in the Digiments challenge. Visit the Digiments blog to download the free digiment, make a card, and for a chance to win the entire June digiments line! TWO winners will be picked this month so you won't want to miss one!

Make sure to mark your calendars for sneak peaks starting on June 10 that will lead to the release and digiments ready for purchase on June 13th.

Remember this is your last chance to participate!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sheetload of Cards/Shortcuts Intersite Promotion with the Cutting Cafe!

Here's to another great intersite promotion!

Between June 7-21, Sheetload of Cards and Shortcuts DT members will be sharing projects created from the Cutting Cafe. You can also check out Bitten by the Bug to view creations this week from the Cutting Cafe DT using Shortcuts products.

Share your creations with us! If you would like to participate and already own some Cutting Cafe digi image files already (and even if you don't), you can use the June sketch that you can download here. Just think, you can use your creation and enter it in "Show Us Your Sheetload" at the end of the month!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Angels Landing - Mini Bears and Birds

Hello All! This week is all about celebrating summer at Angels Landing. I would like to showcase some cards made with the new digi-stamping set called Mini Bears and Birds. For only $4.99, this set offers over 52 files! This was inspired from Judi's teddy bear line (you can see a pic of her inspiration in these posts on her blog: New Release: Mini Bears and Birds; Mini Bears: Chubby Chubby; Mini Bears: Chubby Cousins) Judi is one talented lady...her first book had sewing patterns for six bears.

One of my favorite images from the Mini Bears and Birds set is Chubby Cousins bear. The expression on his face shows just how much he wants to give you a hug so I thought this image with a bird perched on his shoulder would be a card to give to a friend who has been under the weather.

This was inspired by this project from croppixie on SCS (you can see her sample here). I ended up drawing my own apple pieces, scanned it and created my apple shaped card (you can see how I used the apples as embellies in this post here and here) . What's great about digi images is that they are resizable. Once I imported the picture of the body of the apple, I resized it to 5.08 x 5.34 inches. This created an approximate size of a 5x5 card. My sewing machine was having a tantrum again so I ended up creating some faux stitching around the apple and apple pieces. I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on the center layer and distressed it with Antique Linen ink. Topped it off with gingham ribbon, lace, and the image. The inside of the card showcases the sentiment, "Hope you'll be feeling better beary soon."

This is the template I used to create the apple shaped card. If you are interested in creating one, refer to the measurements above to create a 5x5 card.

Digital Images: Angels Landing (Mini Bears and Birds)
Patterned Paper: Archivers
Cardstock: Unkown
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin’ Up Ink (Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red), Stampin’ Up Pastels Chalk
Die Cut: Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots), Nestabilities (Classic Ovals)
Ribbon: Wal-mart (Gingham Ribbon), Jo-Ann’s (Lace Border)
Piercing: Stampin’ Up Paper Piercing kit

For the second card, I wanted to simulate Bearly Adequate bear sitting on a beach. So I used the wavy sentiment to my advantage and used it to simulate a sand dune by distressing and embossing with it the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I printed the sentiment at .61 x 4.15 inches (perfect for a 4.25x5.5 card) and hand drew the wave above the sentiment before cutting. To create a second wave, I just used the first one as a template and flipped it over before embossing. To simulate the waves in the background, I used the SU slit punch to create waves and used my D'Vine Swirls embossing folder for some depth. The sun is a die cut created from the Cricut using the George cartridge (size 3 inches) embellished with glitter glue to make look like it was glistening. Bearly Adequate bear was printed at 2.01 x 1.33 inches and cut out to make him sitting on sand enjoying the day at the beach. I added a fun paper pleating technique I had seen in a Papercraft magazine issue last year at the bottom of the card to tie it all together.

Digital Images: Angels Landing (Mini Bears and Birds)
Patterned Paper: Vibrant Paper Pad Stack
Cardstock: Unkown (Blue, Yellow, White)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen), Stampin’ Up (Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip)
Die Cut: Cricut Personal Die Cutting Machine, Cuttlebug (D’Vine Swirls, Swiss Dots)
Ribbon: Wal-mart (Grossgrain ribbon)
Punch: Stampin’ Up (Slit)
Glitter: Jo-Ann’s (Opal Glitter Glue)

Make sure to check out the other yummy goodness that the other DT gals created this week.

Have a great day!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Time for a MAKEOVER!

I'm giving my blog a makeover!!!

I have been scouring the net for some cool free templates and I came upon this fabulous designer, Gisele Jaquenod, who created the look that Leigh Ann Baird is currently using for her blog (so adorable). I have been looking for a 3 column template for awhile and Gisele had one she was offering on her site. I just love the little birds that she created for the blogger templates. Now I am thinking about changing my title, but Stamping Mutt has kind of stuck with me and I think it would be difficult to start all over with the whole name changing so I will just stick with the blog makeover. I had gotten the HTML code for another blog template awhile back but I lost a lot of pics for my posts for some reason. Well, anyway...hope that doesn't happen this time. I actually had to download a zip file for this one and it completely replaced my old blogger template but deleted a lot of my widgets so it was kind of tedious work to create those all over again but did not lose my follower list so anyone who is following my blog won't have to sign-up again.

So what do you think? I LIKE IT A-LLLOOTTT!

Sheetloads of Cards - JUNE ezine now available

Sheetloads June Ezine

Hello All! Just wanted to post a quickie announcement that the June ezine is now available to download on the Sheetloads of Cards blog. This month's sponsor is Shawna Renville. She is a representative for The Angel Company™. She had so much fun sponsoring the November 2008 issue that she wanted to come back and sponsor another. So make sure download your copy today and make some cards! You will have until the end of June to show off your card and win a prize!

Digiments Challenge #3

The new weekly challenge starts today at the Digiments blog. You can download the free digiment to make a card to enter yourself to win the entire June release. Remember there will be two winners chosen this time!

The June digiments will be released on June 13 with sneak peaks from the DT members starting on June 10th.

So make sure to participate in as many as you can to increase your chances of winning the whopper of a prize!

I'll be posting a sample soon of this week's digiment challenge so stay tuned!