Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Hour! (or Happy Day!)

Saturday is here....and that means it is time for another Happy Hour sale.

I think the better name for our sale might be "Happy Day!" since the sale will likely last much longer than an hour.  

Today I thought I would offer three images that fit right in with summertime and hot weather.  Jen from our DT did a fabulous card for our TTT Challenge this week using "Summer Days".  So here is your opportunity to get that image and two others at drastically reduced prices.  Hurry to the store to get your images before the sale ends.  Today's Happy Day sale will last from now until at least 2 p.m.

Summer Days
Another Summer Day
Jill Swings

 Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

TTT Challenge Winner - Show us what you got!

I am always amazed at all of the beautiful projects that are entered for our challenges.  You guys are incredible!

It is time to announce the winners from last week's "Show us what you got" challenge.  

Our Random Winner this week is....
Kelly, please visit the store at and choose your favorite image.  Email me at to let me know which image you chose.  I will email your prize as soon as possible.

Our Gold Medal winner this week is...

Katie....the DT and I loved this project.  The colors are fabulous and we loved the sentiment.  Gotta say those fabric colored brads are super cool too!  Please visit our store to choose your favorite image.  Just send me an email and I will send out your new image as soon as I can.  Don't forget to proudly display your Gold Medal on your blog!
And our Silver Medal winner this week is....

Yogi....The DT and I love the watercolor affect on your doves and holly.  And the die and cut out of the image give the card such an intricate look.  You always create such works of art!  You win a "Buy one, get one free" voucher from our store.  Just order your favorite image from  In the comment section write "Silver Medal" and tell us which image you would like to receive as your free image. 

Hurry over to enter in our new challenge this week.  I can't wait to see what everyone is working on!

Sum Summ Summertime Challenge

Welcome to another Terrifically Thrilling Thursday
Challenge Here at Shelly's Images!

We have a hot one for you today!
(Inspiration from JenLee)

It's Sum Summ Summertime, so we thought it would be the perfect
theme for this week's challenge!

Show us your summer creations and you could win a digi of your choice
from Shelly's Images! Whoo Hoo!

Please remember to play by our challenge rules:

- Each Submission Must Be A New Creation
- No Backlinking To Old Projects
- Link Your Project With Mr Linky, Below
- Leave A Comment Below After Linking

Show Us Summer!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Front Fold Card Tutorial

Hi everyone! Time for another tutorial and today I would like to show you a tutorial for the card I made for our Marvelous Monday using the "Beary Much Love" image.

Before we start I want to thank Valita from Valita's Fresh Folds Blog for the inspiration. Her blog was my first introduction to the "Front Fold Card". After that I knew I had to make one too. Below you can find my tutorial for making the card. My card measurements are a bit different than Valita's and I made a few other changes that I think give great results in the final card.

So...let's get started. All you really need for the card base is a piece of cardstock measuring 10 x 7 inches and a score tool of some kind. I used my Scor-Pal.

Start by scoring at 5 inches along the 10 inch side. This score will become the top of your card. Fold along score line.
With the fold of the card at the top mark 3 1/2 inches from the side along the bottom of the card. Now using the score tool score from the top right corner to the mark you made on the bottom of the card. Repeat and score from the top left corner of the card to the mark you made on the bottom of the card.
Now measure 1/4 inch down from the score line you just made. You will want to place a pencil mark at the side and bottom edge so that you can line it up on your score tool. Repeat this measurement on the other side of the card. Now score between your two marks.
We now have the top set of scores made. Ok, are wondering why we score each line and then measure? Why not do all of the measurements at once and then do all of the scoring. After 4 attempts I found that this technique gives a more precise measurement and fold. When I tried doing all the measuring and all the scoring I got a card that was a little lopsided.
Now lets begin the bottom set of scores. Measure 2 1/2 inches down from the top fold of your card base and mark. Be sure to repeat for the other side. This mark will be the upper part of our next score line.
For the lower part of the score line we will measure 1/4 inch from the bottom (mark at bottom only) of last score line that we made. Repeat by marking the other side 1/4 inch from the bottom of the last score line. Make a diagonal score line from the mark on the side of your card to the mark at the bottom. Repeat for the other side. Score from mark on the side of the card to the mark at the bottom of the card. Remember to score both sides.
This picture shows those score lines completed. (Yep....I goofed. If you look closely I have some score lines that aren't right. Remember I said this was my 4th try at this card so all the diagonal lines were starting to blur together a bit. :) )
Last set of lines! :) Measure 1/4 inch down from the last score line you made. This time we will be marking 1/4 inch from the last score on the side and 1/4 inch from the last score on the bottom. Repeat for the other side. Score along your marks.
All of our scoring is done!!! In this picture you can see all of the completed score lines. I have also labeled what type of fold that you will do at each line. Basically the folds "accordion" back and forth starting with a mountain fold at the top score on each side.
This picture shows our first completed mountain fold. Be sure to use your bone folder to make a nice crisp fold at each line.
Our second fold is a valley fold which brings the flap back to the front.
The third fold is another mountain fold.
And the final valley fold. All of our folds are now done on one side. At this stage I used the bone folder again to press all of the edges. Now repeat for the other side.
All of our folds are done and we have a very elegant front to our card. From here you can decorate any way you like.
I chose to put some patterned paper under the front fold to give it a little more dimension. I chose Doodlebug Designs Paper called ladybug daisy-stripe. The measurements of this paper are 6 1/2 by 4 1/2. I used the strip for the piece on the front. Use adhesive to attach this to the front flap any way that you like. I ran a line of adhesive along the top edge and then used a glue dot down near the point of the front folds.
With the daisy side of the paper showing I added paper to the inside of my card. The measurements of this piece are 6 3/4 by 4 3/4. I cut out my image using my new Nestabilities. And matted the image in red cardstock. I colored my image using Copics. The colors I used for "Beary" were E29, E57, E35, Y21, E51. I added i-rock gems to the three corners of the top fold and I inked the edges of the fold for more dimension.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I really hope you will give this card a try. If you do try it we would love to see your projects.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Spotlight On....


Here is a fantastic project by Jen using Shelly's Images "1st Birthday" digi stamp.

We hope this beautiful card will inspire your projects.  Be sure to click on our "Spotlight On" category in the side bar for more great projects.  Or click on the specific Holiday or project type that you are working on for more great ideas and inspiration.

Marvelous Monday Birthday

Phew! What a Fantastic week we had, last week, celebrating our birthday!

Thank you to all of you who participated in our blog hop, played along with us in our
games and just helped make the celebration even more special!

Now that the festivities are over, it's time to return to our
usual routine here at Shelly's Images!


Are you ready for another Marvelous Monday?!

Since we just finished celebrating our birthday
here at Shelly's Images, we thought it would be the perfect
time to feature our First Birthday Image for
Marvelous Monday!

The DT has been hard at work creating some fabulous eye candy for you, using
our First Birthday image!

We'd love it if you left us some love here, and even at
our personal blogs, too!
We love comments, so show us the love!

And now, Here are the DT creations using First Birthday!
Get Ready to Ooooo and Ahhhhhh!


Darlene made this bright cheerful card
with a fabulous butterfly border:


Heather Made this awesome card using craft and the
cutest pennant banner printed paper!

Oooooo Ooooooo.......

Stephanie went crazy with polka dots with this fun card!

Ahhhh Ooooooo.....

Stephanie and I (Sammi) must be on the same wave length!
I used polka dots, too!
I guess great minds really do think alike!

Ooooo Ahhh Oooo ....

Amanda made this beautiful card and used a fabulous color scheme!

Aaaah, Aaaaaah
This is Jen's fabulous creation.  I have to find out how she did it!

Oooh La La
Scrappy made a cake that looks delicious enough to eat!

Thank you for visiting Shelly's Images, today!

We hope you enjoyed today's projects and were able
to find some inspiration!

Remember, the First Birthday image featured here is available,
today only, for a discounted price, here, in the
Shelly's Images Store!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Shelly's Birthday Blog Party - Winners Announced

Yeah!  This is my favorite part of the week.  I get to give out lots of prizes from our week of fun!!!

The winner from our Shelly's Images Board game is....
Sandi DeFalco
Sandi, you win one free digi a month for the rest of 2011.  And I will be mailing you our very special Shelly's Images Mug.  (Sandi I have received your address and I emailed you with details for collecting your digi prize.)

I had so much fun with our Blog Hop.  We will have to do that again soon.  Our Blog Hop winner is...
Ursula Uphof
Ursula, you win one free digi a month for the rest of 2011.  I have emailed you with the details for collecting your prize.  :)

Thanks so much to our friends who entered our "Name that Digi" contest.  The winners are...
Josie Cox wins one free digi each month for the rest of 2011.  (I have emailed you with the details for collecting your prize)
Peggy Timmerman and Cheryl win all 3 of the digis in our "Name that Digi" Contest
Peggy and Cheryl, I have emailed your 3 new digis to you.

On Thursday we commented on a new digi and visited the Shelly's Images Facebook page.  The winners are...
Comment 12 Mandy
Comment 6 Scrapalajen
Please visit our store at  Choose your favorite image and then email me at to let me know which image you chose.  I will send your new image out as soon as possible.

And last but not least...the winners from birthday comments are...
Comment Prita
Comment 10 Little Hamsterz
Please visit our store at to choose your favorite image.  Email me at and I will send out your new image as soon as possible.

Thanks again to all who entered and helped me celebrate my birthday this year.  It was such a fun week!

(Winners of our "one free digi a month for the rest of 2011" package have until January 1, 2012 to choose 6 images for their prize package.  All other winners must contact me by August 1, 2011 to collect their prizes.)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Shelly's Birthday Blog Party - Final Day

What a week!  It really has gone by so fast.  

Thanks to those who played along with us.  I think that everyone is so crazy busy right now and I so appreciate those who took the time out of their busy days to join us for our celebration.

Today's activity is the easiest of all.  Just leave me a little birthday wish in the comments of this post.  That's it.  We will draw at least one random winner from the comments.  The drawing will take place sometime this evening.  (Sorry I can't be more specific on the Mom in Law is taking me out for my birthday :)  )  

Stay tuned for all of our winners this week.  I will do my best to post the winners this evening, but it may be tomorrow.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shelly's Birthday Celebration - Day 4

Wow....this week is sure flying by.

Today's activity has two parts.
1. Comment on our newest digi.  (see below)
2. Visit our Facebook Page and click "like".  Tell us in your comment here at the blog that you are now following us on Facebook.

Sooo easy!  At least one random comment will win our newest image called "Presents".  And at least one random comment will win the image of their choice from the store.  

Don't forget that our Board Game, Blog Hop, and Name that Digi games will continue through the day today so you still have time to join in on the fun there.

TTT Challenge - Show Us What You Got

Time for a new challenge!  And I think this one is everyone's favorite.

This week we want you to "Show Us What You Got".  That's right!  Anything goes.

We have two projects for inspiration this week.  The first is a project from our DT member Stephanie.

And the second project is from Charlene.  Charlene won our Just for Fun challenge at CDAC.  She is a great friend of Shelly's Images and we are so happy to feature her project here.  I sure hope you will visit her blog to leave her a little love.  

Please enter your projects for our challenge using the In Linkz tool below.  Remember that all projects must be new projects.  No back linking please.  And we always love to hear from everyone.  So we would love to have you leave a comment.  Next Thursday we will choose a random winner, a Gold Medal winner (chosen by the DT), and a Silver Medal winner (also chosen by the DT).  Good luck!

TTT Challenge Winner - What's Cooking

The Design Team and I had so much fun talking about our favorites for this week's "What's Cooking" Challenge.  Thanks so much for the entries.

Our winners from our "What's Cooking" Challenge are:
Carol please visit our store and then email Shelly at to let her know which image you chose.

Gold Winner
Bonnie...congratulations on being our Gold Medal winner this week.  The DT was unanimous in their choice for your project.  Please visit our store and then email Shelly at to let her know which image you chose.  Don't forget to display your gold medal on your blog.  :)

Silver Winner
Agnieszka....congratulations on being our Silver Medal winner this week.  We just loved your altered notebook.  You have won a "Buy one, Get one free" voucher from our store.  Just purchase one image and then let us know which image you would like to receive free in the comment section.  And don't forget to display your silver medal on your blog.
Don't forget to enter our new challenge this week.  We are looking forward to seeing your "Show us what you got" projects.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shelly's Birthday Celebration - Day 3 - Name that Digi

Good morning everyone!  We are halfway through our celebration week.

Today we are going to play "Name that Digi".

To play along follow these simple steps:
  • Visit the store at  Click Shop Online.  (or just use this link) In the upper right hand corner enter search terms until you find the correct digi.  You can also choose to search for the digi by looking in the different categories.
  • Email Shelly the EXACT  name of each digi.  Be sure not to comment to this post because we want everyone to be able to play along.  Comments with the digi names will be deleted.  :(  Email Shelly at and include "Name that Digi" in the subject line of the email. 
  • Send emails by midnight on Thursday July 21st.  Winners will be drawn on Friday July 22nd.
How easy and fun!

One random entry sent by email which includes the correct digi names will receive a free image each month for the remainder of 2011.  
One random entry sent by email which includes the correct digi names will receive all three of these adorable images.

Don't forget that we are still playing our board game.  You have today and tomorrow to enter your project.  And our Blog Hop is also still open.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy Hour!

We have been talking about having a "Happy Hour" time at Shelly's Images for quite awhile.  And we thought that there wasn't a better time to launch this special time than right now during my birthday party week.

Today from 2 to 4 CST (see the clock in the sidebar) we will be offering 3 special images for $1 each.  How can you beat a deal like that!?!

Today our sale images are our Happy Hour images.  I have seen some amazing projects with these images and I know you will enjoy using them too!

Be watching for more "Happy Hour" events this week.  And we will have more "Happy Hour" sales on select Saturdays at the blog.  Be sure to follow our blog so that you don't miss any of these amazing sales.