Monday, May 31, 2010

Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images

Today it is another Marvelous Monday!

Goodmorning to you all... It's monday again... My son is finished with his finals and now he has to wait a long time to hearing the results... so till then he will be home, gaming, working his weekend job during his holiday and be a bit nervous...
My Daughter is going to Graduate in September.. So lucky for me I don't have to split myself in two pieces to be at both their school at the same time.

But back to crafting.... today is Monday... and over here at
And since I will be the DT leader for all week I have the honor to show you this wonderful newbie.
Hook, Line, and Sinker

This is a beautiful image drawn by guest artist (and Shelly's daughter) Meghann. It is perfect for Father's Day or any masculine card. This image is perfect to be used with our "Dock" image (coming friday as an extra release) and our "Fishing Freebies" (to be released Friday as well).
And don't forget to go there today, cause it will be just on a discount today. So for the fabulous price of $ 2.00 you catch this fish and bring it home

This is what I made with it...

And Bev made a wonderful layout using this fish as well.

Scrappy's stylish card with that wonderfull bubbles on the background DP

And last but not least... this lovely card by Audrey

The great thing of this image is that it can be used for so many occasions. Of course for Fathers Day, on a layout like Bev did, or how about a card for your loved one with this sentiment on it.
And there are so many more possibilities that I will be showing you this week.
So stay tuned to the blog HERE to see more.

Hope you like it and leave us a lovely comment

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Freebie - Free till tomorrow!!

I thought I'd share a little quickie with you that I put together with this great Follower Freebie!
Can you say SASSY!!
Don't miss it - don't let your friends miss it!!

Click HERE to get yours - and be sure to show us what SASSY things you do with this fun image!

Hooray! 50 Followers Freebie Extended!!!

Since it is a holiday weekend I decided to extend the freebie.

I will have the shoes available until 12 a.m. CST on Monday. Tell all of your friends to hurry in for this great freebie!

Click here to go to the freebie post.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The end of another great week!

Thanks so much to Audrey for another great week of fun and inspiration at our blog! The May Flowers image is so fun to work with.

Don't forget to join in on Audrey's TTT Challenge. We will give away a great image to a randomly chosen winner.

And don't miss out on our 50 Follower Freebie!!!! It is only available for the next 24 hours and it would be terrible to miss out on it.

Monday Marion will take over the reins of the blog again for her 2nd week as our DT Leader. I know that she has some fun things planned and there will be another super fun freebie to go with our image from our Guest Designer (and Shelly's daughter) Meghann. So be sure to check back all through the week for more fun and more freebies.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Winner of Terrifically Thrilling Thursday from May20

Winner of Terrifically Thrilling Thursday from May 20.... WHITE BACKGROUND ONLY was left to and the winner is

Irit Shalom

CONGRATULATIONS. Thanks to those who played along.

Irit please contact Shelly at: to claim your prize. Remember you have until June 3rd to claim your prize or an alternative winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to join in the fun this week with Audrey. She has a great challenge set up for you.
Until next time.. it's Bev saying thanks for playing along. Hope to see you again. And here's to a Scrappy Day to all.


Welcome to TTTHURSDAY! I hope you have enjoyed the week so far, it has been great fun being DT leader:) I'm SOO EXCITED about today's challenge. This is a 2 part challenge. First part of the challenge is my VERY FIRST sketch. I hope you like it. You can flip it, rotate it, whatever you choose as long as you follow the basic sketch.
Now the second part of this challenge (the twist) is that you must use PAPER PIECING somewhere on your image. I love paper piecing and I think it works GREAT with SHELLY'S IMAGES. So, here is my project, I hope you like it and I can't wait to see what you create!! HAVE FUN:) Remember, that although we'd love to see you use a SHELLY'S IMAGE, it is not required to participate in the challenge.

For details on my card, please visit AUDREY'S BLOG.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010


So, tomorrow is TERRIFICALLY THRILLING THURSDAY here at Shelly's Images blog and that means there will be a NEW CHALLENGE. I am going to give a little tease by showing you this picture
Hmmm, wonder what the challenge will be?!? You'll have to come back tomorrow, 5/27/2010 and check it out. I can't wait to share it with you!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I have 2 techniques to share with you today and both involve Embossing Folders. The first folder I used is from Sizzix and the other 2 are from Cuttlebug. My first technique involves using one piece of paper for both your image and your background. I printed out the image and trimmed the paper to 4 x 5.25 inches. Then, I cut out the image using nesties.

Next, I took my Sizzix Embosing folder and ran the rest of the paper through the Big Shot. Finally, I put the center piece back in, so it looks like the picture on the right.

Then, I colored the SHELLY'S IMAGES image with Copics, daubed the embossed flowers and edges of the image with SU Melon Mambo and mounted it on SU melon mambo CS. Finally, I stamped an Artful Inkables sentiment using SU Melon mambo on core-dinations vintage green paper and cut out with SU punch. The result is a card that looks pretty complicated, but as you can see, it's quite simple and fun!!!

Next technique I am going to share with you today uses 2 Cuttlebug folders. Try for one with a subtle pattern all the way through (the dots) and the other one with a larger, bolder pattern that does not cover the entire folder/paper (the flower one). So first you run the image that you want to be least prominent through the Big Shot (first image of orange paper). Next, you run the image that you want to be more prominent. So you can see on the paper on the left, there is a nice imprint of the flower pattern and the subtle pattern of the dots which adds a bit of extra texture to the paper.

Then, I mounted the paper on CS, in this case core-dinations vintage green. Embossed impressions are on SU pumpkin pie. Then you can add your image, etc. I used this SUPER SHELLY'S IMAGE (decided to stick with the umbrella theme), which I colored with Copics and Atyou Spicas. Then I cut the image out with scissors and stamped Hampton Art sentiment on SU more mustard with SU garden green ink. Again, another very simple and fun technique that looks cool and like it took hours:) I also realized that I have used no DP so far this week and that my first card fits into SHELLY'S IMAGES current challenge, which is to use a white background for your card!
I hope these techniques have provided some inspiration for you! Please let us know what you think!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Spotlight On . . .


Here is a fantastic project by Bev using Shelly's Images "May Flowers" digi stamp.
We hope this cute step 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.