Thursday, November 22, 2012

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving to our friends that are celebrating today!
I know in our house, we'll be gobblin' and wobblin' today and again on Saturday when we host our BIG family "Turkey Day After" Dinner with out of town family.
Can you say TURKEY OVERLOAD???
Here's a little Turkey giggle for you - 

There are so many things to be thankful for this holiday season - 
Health, Family, Employment, and so many more Blessings God has given us.  I could sit here I'm sure for hours and continue to list things I'm thankful for (but then none of us will get dinners made for our families - and hungry families on a holiday is not a good thing!  =)

One thing at Shelly's Images we are thankful is all of our followers and friends that stop by and visit on a regular basis.  We are so thankful that you take time out of your busy schedule to come visit and craft with us.

Thank you for being a loyal follower and friend - I know I speak for everyone at Shelly's Images when I say the friendships we have made here are such a blessing!  We are so THANKFUL for YOU!!

And after your meals are cooked, your families are fed and you've left the dishes and clean up to SOMEONE ELSE in your family (don't forget this part!!!), come join us for the OH SCRAP challenge.  You've still got another week to get out those scraps and create something amazing!  =)

Happy Thanksgiving!
The Shelly's Images Design Team

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Happy Terrifically Thrilling Thursday!!
Today is a great day for several reason!  

One reason, I've been trying to find my Turkey Day After Dinner invitations that I made weeks ago - I was telling Shelly last night when I talked to her that I felt like a crazy lady and that my passport was stamped for a one way trip to crazy town.
Well, last night - the seas parted and WAA HOO - I found (and MAILED) the Turkey Day invitations....Actually, my WONDERFULLY hubby located them!  =)


A second reason today is great - 
It's a Challenge Thursday and the design team whipped up some AWESOME Noel Christmas cards using this FABULOUS Noel image!
AND our OH SCRAP Challenge

Can you believe we're breaking out the Christmas Cards already?  It seems like just yesterday it was sweltering hot and July!  

The OH SCRAP challenge?  Other than the base of your card, use SCRAPS to make your amazing creations.

Ready for a little inspiration?
OH SCRAP - here we go!






So, wanna play along with our  OH SCRAP challenge??
Get out your SCRAPS  and get creating!
Happy Craftin'!

"Roll 'Em" Challenge

We hope you had fun with our "Roll 'Em" Game.  Such a fun way to make a project!

For this challenge our "Beary" Favorite" project is Liselot from Kaarten van Liselot.  
The DT and I truly loved this project.  And the buttons were the perfect addition to that beautiful flourish.   I will be emailing you very soon with your $6 gift voucher.  Please also be sure to grab your "Beary" Favorite badge here.

We also have two more awards to round out our Top 3 for this challenge.  These awards go to Lorianna from Lorianna's Corner and Margreet from Margreet's Scrapcards!

Lorianna, this is such a beautiful layout on this project.  We loved the colors and the pop of pink.   And the snowflakes with the pearls are so beautiful.  

Margreet, we loved the shape and layout of this beautiful project too.  I especially liked the perfect sponging of color around the image.  It really sets it off so beautifully.  And of course you have so many fun embellishments added that really finish off this project perfectly.  

 Lorianna and Margreet please be sure to grab your Top 3 badge here.

Thanks again to everyone who entered our challenge.  Your creativity always inspires us.    If you didn't win today please be sure to visit and click "Monthly Digi Giveaway" Then just enter your name and email address to enter for our October giveaway.  Be sure to enter once each month for your chance to win.  

Our new challenge begins today and I am sure Min has some fun planned for us.  We hope you will come play along.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday - Refilling Copic Markers

Happy Tuesday y'all and Happy Chilly Fall!
Grab your coffee - I've found a new favorite for my Kuerig machine 'Vanilla Mocha' with Heath Bar Creamer - YUMMO!!!

I've been colorin' like crazy lately and of course, all my Copics seem to need a little 'refillin' lately!
Well, I've got a simple way I thought I'd share with you to refill your markers.
So, all you need is is a Copic ink refill and matching marker that needs refilling.
Also, to make less mess if you have bad aim - I always have a piece of my trusty cardboard. =)

Remove cap of ink refill and cap of Copic Marker (the Broad tip end)

Carefully drop refill liquid onto broad tip end of the marker.

It takes a little time, but you don't have to spend the Moo-lah on the little refiller thing-a-ma-jiggy (yep, that's the technical name) AND you don't have to pull out the nib and potentially make a bigger mess with a spill.  =)

Happy Refillin'!  

Thursday, November 8, 2012

ROLLIN' with Shelly's Girlies!

HOW-DY - Min checkin' in to say 'Howdy' - yah, guess I already said Howdy, huh?  =)

So I thought I'd share with you a little pumpkin' carvin' the hubbster and I did for Halloween.  Yep, we dug into the goopy pumpkin guts, cleaned out the pumpkin and created some super fun and amazing works of art that are now starting to get all wrinkly and shrinky.  

However, in their glory (and on Halloween night) they looked magnificent! (The Baby's 1st Halloween was for our friends who live next door - our little nephew was celebrating his very first Halloween - so it was only fitting!)

Okay, so now that I've TOTALLY gotten off topic - I think I remember a teacher in junior high remind us all about STAYING ON TOPIC - yep, didn't fair so well there, did I?  =)  

Okay, so back ON topic!  

Have you joined in our ROLL 'EM challenge yet?  If you're asking yourself, "Roll 'em?  What in the world is she talking about?"  Well, that means you OBVIOUSLY HAVEN'T joined us yet!!

So, to peak your interest, I thought I'd share you with the Fabulous Fall Fence (with an added Pumpkin' that I love) all from Shelly's Images Store!

So, be inspired, hit the Shelly's Images Store, Stay on Topic and join us for our Roll' Em' Challenge - you could be our Winner this week, but you can't win if you don't play!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

TTT Challenge - Roll 'Em

Happy Thursday friends!  
We are ready to start a brand new challenge and we hope you will join in and play along with our fun "Roll 'Em" challenge.  

This week our amazing Design Team is featuring "Fall Fence" 

Marianne "rolled" 3 for Bling, 6 for Embossing, and 8 for 3 Buttons. 
I just love this project and especially like the twine tied to the side with the pretty embellishment.

Priscilla rolled 1 for Flowers, 4 for Ribbon, and 7 for Digital Image.
I love how Priscilla tore the edges of the paper around the letters.  

Jackie rolled 4 for Ribbon, 7 for Digital Image, and 8 for 3 Buttons. 
I love the way the digi stamp is framed by the beautiful sparkly leaves.  And Jackie's coloring on the image is fantastic!
Miranda rolled  0 for Kraft, 5 for Distressing, and 8 for 3 buttons.
I love the shape of this project and absolutely love how Miranda shows a completely different way to color the image.  Such a soft and water color look.
Darlene rolled 1 for flowers, 2 for using at least 2 layers, and 7 for Digital Image
The flowers in pretty Fall colors really finish off this project perfectly.  And I love the sparkly centers.  

And last is my project.  I promised to share the project I made using my tutorial that I shared on Tuesday.  If you missed my "Squash Card" tutorial you can find it here.  The only change I made from the tutorial is that I folded down the front part of the square to reveal the inside folds.
I rolled 3 for Bling, 4 for Ribbon, and 7 for Digi Image.
And a photo to show the card folded open. 

Now it's your turn!!!!  Just use the Random Number Generator in our sidebar.  Type in 0 for the minimum number and 9 for the maximum number.  Click "Generate" and make note of your numbers.  Repeat the process two more times so you end up with 3 numbers.  Don't cheat!!!  You will ruin all the fun!  It really is so fun to see what you can create with three random ingredients.

Roll 'em 
(Use the number generator to pick your products, roll at least three times)
1 – Use FLOWERS of some sort
2 – 2 Layers
4 – Ribbon/Trim/Twine or Lace
5 – Distressing
6 – Embossing
7 – Digital Image
8 – 3 Buttons
9 – NO Patterned Paper
0 – Kraft Paper
Please be sure to follow these simple rules...
Challenge Rules:
1. Link directly to your blog post entry,NOT your entire blog.
2. Shelly's Images are NOT required (but we'd LOVE to see them).
3. New projects ONLY ... NO back linking.
4. Your entry must follow the theme. Blog posts must specify the numbers you rolled and the items you used on your project.
5. Only FIVE entries per challenge PLEASE. Any additional entries will be deleted in an effort to keep our challenge fair for all participants.
6. Challenge entry ends at 12:00 Noon (CST) on the Wednesday, November 14th 2012.
7. Please turn word verification off at your blog if you would enjoy a comment from us. It is just too time consuming to type in word verification at each challenge entry. Thank you for understanding.

TTT Challenge Winner - Spooky!!!

Yiiiiiiikes!  So many scary, spooky, creepy, and crawly projects were entered in our challenge.  Thanks so much for all of the inspiring projects!

We have changed our challenge awards a little and we hope you love our new blog badges for our winners to display at their blogs.  We will now award a $6 gift voucher to our "Beary" Favorite project as chosen by our amazing Design Team and I.  We will also award two additional "Top 3" awards to our challenge favorites.

Our "Beary" Favorite project is Suzanne from Scrap Bitz.
Suzanne, we just absolutely loved how you turned this vintage digi into a "spooky" project.  We loved all of the details on your project and as always your coloring is just amazing.   I will be emailing you very soon with your $6 gift voucher.  Please also be sure to grab your "Beary" Favorite badge here.

We also have two more awards to round out our Top 3 for this challenge.  These awards go to Ann Marie from My Eclectic Spirit  and Lucy from Lucy Loves Scrapping!

Ann Marie, we just loved the layout and textures on this adorable card.  I know how proud my kids always are when they come home with a bag full of candy and you can just sense that in this cute stamp.

Lucy, so many fun embellishments on this project and the scalloped circle mat really brings focus to the cute stamp.  And I love how you colored this image with the green hair to make her look like she is all dressed up for Halloween. 

 Ann Marie and Lucy please be sure to grab your Top 3 badge here.

Thanks again to everyone who entered our challenge.  Your creativity always inspires us.    If you didn't win today please be sure to visit and click "Monthly Digi Giveaway" Then just enter your name and email address to enter for our October giveaway.  Be sure to enter once each month for your chance to win.  

Our new challenge has already begun.  Come join us for our "Spooky" challenge.