Thursday, October 28, 2010


Thanks so much to EVERYONE who played with our Thankful Challenge last week!! has chosen


as our winner!! Congrats Jackie:) Please go to the SHELLY'S IMAGES SHOP (link on sidebar) and pick your image. Then mail your choice to THANKS again to everyone who joined us with your FABULOUS creations:)

Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge

Happy Thursday All  - we're one step closer to the weekend!

Thank you to everyone who played along with us for this past week's challenge.

How about a new challenge this week??

WHEN was the last time you did something that made you feel like a kid??
This week my hubby and I carved pumpkins - this time of year, that's one of the big things that makes me feel like a kid (if I could go Trick or Treating, that would be the icing on the cake!!) :)
Well, today's challenge I THINK will remind everyone just a LITTLE of your childhood -

Up and Down, Right to Left and Diagonally - pick your TIC TAC TOE and create a project that includes those three items.


Here's my TIC-TAC-TOE - you may remember it from Monday using this week's featured image "Treasure Chest"
My TIC-TAC-TOE was - Distresing, a Punch and Bling

Let's see what kind of TIC-TAC-TOE you got!
As always, you have until next Wednesday, November 3 at midnight to finish your New project, load it below with the cute little blue frog.  While SHELLY'S IMAGES aren't required to play along, we'd LOVE to see what you create with them (that means too you get 2 entries into our random drawing too).
You can check out some of the free images Shelly's Images Store has to offer, there are even some fun and free Kidz Korner Images too!

Good luck - we can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fab Follower of the Week!

Happy Wednesday, or 1/2 Way to Friday as we call it here in my neck of the woods!

Today we wanted to highlight one of our Canadian Fab Followers this week - Charlene, from Charlene's Card Creations blog.
Have you visited Charlene's blog before?!
Well, believe me, for someone who is just getting the hang of digi-stamps - Charlene's work ROCKS!!
Take a stroll over to her blog and show her some love!

Congrats to you this week Charlene and THANK YOU for being our Fab Follower of the Week here at Shelly's Images!  We're so glad to have you!!
The Shelly's Images Design Team

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Mirror Image Tutorial Tuesday

Are you new to digi-images, or not so comfortable with the computer when it comes to adjusting images & sizes?

I'm a computer tinker-er (is that a word - if not it is today!) :) I love trying new things with my digi-images - coloring, resizing, making my own paper, but it always takes a little time and tinkering to figure things out.

So, today I wanted to teach you how to Mirror or Flip images. For today's tutorial I'm using Microsoft Publisher. This is a program I use for a lot of my digi stuff.

Let's say we have this super cute, chubby chef image, but we want the cake on the other side.
We'll go to the Arrange tab and click it - you'll have several options and the one we want to pick is Rotate or Flip. Once you click that option - it will give you other options to chose from. For this image, we want to Flip Horizontal.
And this will be the image you're left with - See how we've made a mirror image of the original image?

I hope this has been helpful for you today.
Please feel free to leave a comment if you have questions and hopefully I can help to answer them.
Can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Welcome to a Marvelous Monday!!

Welcome to this week's edition of Marvelous Monday!
There are many things in life to be treasured -
why not use today's highlighted image to tell those people in your life how much of a treasure they are!

Here are a few "Treasured" cards created by the SI Design team this week!
A priceless treasure from Scrappy

A work to be treasured
by Sammi
Your Friendship is a Treasure by Min
Be sure to swing by The SI Store and pick up your treasure chest image (and even a few more . . . you know Turkey Day and Christmas are right around the corner). :)
Today only this image is discounted!

Don't forget too about entering our GUESS HOW MANY contest.
Have a terrific Monday!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Guess How Many.....?

Can you believe that Halloween is one week from today?! 
In true celebrating fashion here at Shelly's Images, we're gonna give you the chance to CELEBRATE Halloween with us!

It's easy, all you have to do is GUESS how many little Halloween candies are in this jar.
Leave us a comment in the section below with your guess.

The person closest to the actual number without going over will win TWO images of their choice from Shelly's Images.

Wanna win more - if you become a follower, post our contest on your blog and link it here with your guess and you win, you'll get THREE images of your choice!

Spread the word to your friends and blog followers!

Enter by October 31st at 12 noon CST.  Winner will be chosen and posted Sunday afternoon.
So, join the FUN- GUESS HOW MANY!
Good Luck!
The Design Team at Shelly's Images

Thursday, October 21, 2010

TTT Winner for 10-14-10

Happy Thursday everyone!

I want to thank everyone who entered our Fall Color Inspiration Challenge last week. I have so much fun looking at all of the entries and seeing all the creativity.

Our winner from last week is Darling Ho.

Congratulations Darling! Just visit the store at and pick out your favorite image. Then email me at I will send your image out as soon as possible!


I am a bit late getting this up this morning, for which I apologize. My week has been utterly insane!! Today's TERRIFICALLY CHALLENGE THURSDAY has to do with this time of the year. As we approach THANKSGIVING, I often take time to reflect on what I am than thankful for, and even with all the tragedy and hardships going on around the world today, I still find quite a lot to be thankful for and I hope you do too.

So, our challenge this week is THANKS & THANKSGIVING. Your project can be anything relating to Thanksgiving, being thankful, thank you notes, etc. Would LOVE to see the word "Thank" in it, but that's not a requirement.

As always, you have until the following Wednesday (that's the 27th of Oct. this time) at midnight to complete your NEW project and get it loaded up here. Remember that while SHELLY'S IMAGES are not required to join, we'd sure LOVE to see them and it will get you 2 entries in our drawing for the winner!!

Good luck and can't wait to see what you create!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


So it seems we are always in a rush everywhere these days and I have noticed the 2 things we always need more of are money and time.  I have seen many wonderful money saving techniques demonstrated here and on many other blogs and sites throughout the internet.  Today, I'm going to teach you a time saving technique.  I'm sure it has a name, but I have no clue what that would be. 

First, print our your SHELLY'S IMAGES DIGIS.  Then, find colors and solid or mostly solid shape stamps (I have chosen an oval from Hampton Art and this square with waves from alota rubber stamps).  Then choose your inks.  Typically Kaleidacolor type pads work well, but I also chose to use some Tim Holtz distressing inks for the bat.
Take your image, the stamp and ink you are going to use and make sure your surface is flat.

 Stamp over the image as much as you want or cover as much as you want.  It's fun to turn the shape around and use different areas of the Kaleidacolor pad so that you get different combos.
For the image with the distress inks, I went from lightest to darkest and then went back and did some overlap here and there.

Choose, your papers and put your card together.  I used a nestie to cut the image out.  DP is from girl paperie.  Then I decided to add a little sparkle, so I took my SU Aqua painter and my Twinkling H2Os and went over just the bat image with them.

For the pumpkins, I want a different effect so I went over the large one and some of the leaves below with JudiKins glaze after I had cut the image with nesties.

 Embellish as desired...
 I decided to add a sentiment to the bat card using Pink by Design sentiments.  And wow, I have 2 nice cards in less than an hr.  WOO HOO!!

I hope you have enjoyed this technique and would love to see any cards you make using it!  You can post in the comments section if you try it.  Thanks for looking:)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Spotlight On . . .


Here is a fantastic project by Sammi using Shelly's Images "Pilgrim Girl" 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.