Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Hello girls, it's Tuesday again so time for a new Tutorial, you know I love special fold Cards, so here's my Twisted Easel I want to share with you. You don't need a lot of stuff, 2 pieces of cardstock 1 - 6 x 12 inch and 1 - 6 x 6 inch.

Step 1 and 2

Take the piece of paper 12 x 6 and fold it in half.

Step 3

Fold the right side as shown, diagonal.

Step 4 and 5

Take the other piece of Cardstock and glue it on to the diagonal folded piece as shown.

Step 6

This is how it appears when you set it on it's feet, now you're ready to decorate is as you like.

I made a Card for next Thursday, Giraffe, if you are curious, hop over to the blog on Thursday to take a look, here's already a little peek.

Have fun and see you back next time!

Hugs Amanda

Thursday, February 23, 2012

TTT Challenge Winners - Show us what you got!

It is always such a thrill to see the amazing variation of entries for our "Show us what you got!" Challenges.  We have such a difficult time choosing our Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners when we have so many entries.  But that is a wonderful problem to have.

The Gold Medal Award winner is Riette from Red's Card Corner!
Riette this is an amazing card.  Thanks for the pictures on your blog showing how you made this amazing creation.  I know that Darlene from our team has already created some cards using your wonderful inspiration.  Beautiful work!

Our Silver Medal Award winner is Billie from Ink on my Fingers!
Billie we loved the embellishments and elements on your project.  It all came together so wonderfully.  

And, Our Bronze Medal Award winner is KC from Me Incognito!
KC, this is a beautiful project with our Happy Hour Lime image!  And I love how you added clear nail polish to add a different shine.  Thanks for using our image for the CDAC Progressive challenge.  :)

And the Top Hat Award (first name out of the hat using random.org) is Sylvia from Sylvia's Stamping Place!   Sylvia congratulations!  And lovely project.  I love the stitching  and the addition of the pink and blue as pops of color. 

Our Gold Medal and Top Hat winners both receive an image of their choice (up to $3 value) from www.shellysimages.com. Just email Shelly at shelly@shellysimages.com to let her know which image you would like. And our Silver and Bronze Medal winners both receive a "Buy One Get One Free" voucher to our store (buy one image and get a second image of equal or lesser value free). Just add the words "silver" or "bronze" and your free image choice to the comment section when placing your order.

All medal winners this week can find the medal badge to display at their blog *here*. We hope that all of our winners this week will proudly display their winning badge.


Hello Friends!
We Hope Everyone Is Having A Wonderful Week!

Welcome To Another Terrifically Thrilling Thursday!
We Have A Fun New Challenge
For You, Today!

Be Sure To Check Back, Later Today, To See
If You Were One Of The Winners From Last Week's

Now For This Week's Challenge... Our Challenge This Week Is

Make it a Triple (use 3 of something on your project)

Be Sure You Play Along This Week,
For Your Chance To Win!

You Could Be Our Top Hat Winner, Or Even Win One
Of Our Gold, Bronze Or Silver Medals!

This Week's Featured Image is "Good Ole Days" and "Good Ole Days 2",
Available In The Shelly's Images Store, Today, Only,
For A Special Sale Price!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Hi there!  Remember Spirograph? I remember Santa bringing me one in the 1960's, and it kept me busy for hours!

You'll be forgiven for thinking that this is the same thing, as it is based on the same principles.

I'd like to share with you a tutorial for a faux technique - don't we just love getting to do something that looks like the real thing, but in a much easier way?  I know I do!

For the real Spirelli you need a notched diecut,  thread and you wind around and around.  You need twelve fingers and simply cannot put it down halfway through. For my faux Spirelli you need only know how to thread a needle.

Are you ready to learn .... yes? Here goes:


STEP TWO : I chose to use black on white for this example so that it is easily visible. Now pierce the cardstock with the needle and pull the thread through so that it is taught but not so tight that it causes your cardstock to bend or warp. It might help you to prick the holes first, then number them on the back of your cardstock so that you don't get lost.



And there you have it!

I have used a round shape, but this technique works equally well with ovals, hearts, squares or rectangles.

Please come back and show us what you have made using this technique.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spotlight On...

...Altered Projects

Stephanie's wooden clip using our Seashells 2 digi stamp is just adorable.  Very creative Stephanie!  The clip has real sand and small shells added.

Spotlight On...


We often hear how difficult projects can be for those special guys in our life.  Min has a wonderful project for a birthday using our Good 'ole Days digi stamp.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Spotlight On . . .


Here is a fantastic project by Shelly using Shelly's Images "Seashells2" digi stamp.
We hope this cute 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.