Tuesday, November 30, 2010


How many of us LOVE buttons, brads and flowers with Sparkle, but don't want to pay inflated prices to get some?!?  If you fall into that category, I have an amazingly easy way to achieve the sparkle effect without spending a mint. 

First step, find some glitter - whatever color you wish and some glue.  If I'm doing a brad or flower I usually use a really light textured glue such as JudiKins glaze.  I like Mod Podge for the heavier items, such as buttons.  Although today I used JudiKins for the buttons and it worked fine.

Ok, now once you start this process, you need to work quickly because you don't want your glue to dry and get all clumpy when you add the glitter.  So I make a pile of glue and then some piles of glitter and dip the items in the glue and then the glitter and voila!

Then, just pick out your image - mine is from SHELLY'S IMAGES SHOP and make your card.  I didn't use all that I made because I didn't love the silver on the flower, but that's ok.  Might use it for something else:)

Hope you will find this helpful:)  Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Yep....definitely a Monday!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the store is down this morning.  
I have been in touch with  the tech people and they assure me that they are working on it and that it will be back up as soon as possible.


Welcome to Marvelous Monday here at SHELLY'S IMAGES!  We have another AMAZING image to share with you today.  Remember, it is in the store at a SPECIAL PRICE TODAY ONLY, so hop on over to the shop and get yourself this image at this FABULOUS price!!

The image we worked with this week is called "CHRISTMAS EVE" and once again, the DT has come up with some GORGEOUS samples for you.  If you have a chance, please visit their blogs and show them some love.

Here's Marion's card.  MARION used some awesome nontraditional colors for her card and I think you will agree that is beautiful, just like all her work.

Next, we have Sammi's creation.  SAMMI's card is totally cool because it provides an optical illusion.  Just love it!

Here's is my (Audrey's) creation for the week.  I hope that you like it. 

Happy Monday to all and come back tomorrow for my tutorial:)

Also, remember to join us for the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS starting here on Dec. 1!!
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Winner for TTThursday Challenge - Thankful/Wishful Challenge

I am so sorry to be late in posting the winner for the last Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge! It's been so hectic with the Holiday and everything going on! Without further ado, RANDOM chose #5 : Lori Stokes Wright as the winner for Shelly's Images TTT Thankful/Wishfull challenge!

Congratulation to you Lori! Please go to the SHELLY'S IMAGES SHOP (link on sidebar) and pick your image. Then email your choice to shelly@shellysimages.com. THANKS again to everyone who joined us with your wonderful creations!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are so thankful for all who come to visit us here. It is such a blessing to be able to share the hobby that we love with each of our friends and followers. Shelly and the Design Team wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! And if you are outside of the United States and not celebrating today, we wish you a wonderful day too.

TTT Challenge today!

Hi crafters!

Did you have fun creating the Bookmark Card this week?

Today I would like to come up with a new challenge!

You need to create for this new challenge a Party Favor Box.

Surprise us with your creativity and use a Digital Stamp on your creation.

Share your creations with us.

Have fun!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday- New Tutorial!!

Hi fellow crafters!!

This week we have a Tutorial that you will love
specially to add a little gift in the card for those
that love a good book!

The Tutorial is for you to create a Bookmark Card!

Here is my Bookmark Card and the inside from the
card for you to see.

Bookmark Card Tutorial:

Supplies needed:
Digital Stamp
Cardstock 12x12 Inches
Christmas patterned paper

Markers or Pencils for coloring

Step 1: Cut cardstock to 5 ½ x 12 inches
Step 2: I used a rectangle Digital stamp called Sleigh Ride from Shelly’s Images, that's why my card will
be rectangular in shape.
Color the Digital stamp to your delight on your pc and print it out or print it out and color it
with your favorite markers.

Step 3: For the bookmark cut a piece of cardstock measuring 3 ¾ x 5 ½ inches.

Step 4: Make 3 Folds in the 5 ½ x 12 inch piece of cardstock.
        1st fold: 3 ¼
        2nd fold: 4 ½ inches
        3rd fold  5 ¼ inches

Step 5: Cut a piece from Christmas patterned paper for the background on your card.

Decorate the back from the card by adhering the printed colored Digital Stamp.
Step 5: Adhere the ribbon to the card.

Step 6: The size for the bookmark is 3 ¾ x 5 ½ inches.
Use the same patterned paper for the bookmark. Cut it about ½  inch smaller at both sides

and about 1 inch less at the top.

Step 7: decorate it with flowers and punch a hole in the center and put
a piece of ribbon through it.

Step 8: close the card and put the bookmark at the inside of the card.
hold it in place with a 3D square.

Now we would love to see your Bookmark Card this week.

Have fun!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Marvelous Monday: Sleigh Ride

Hi fellow cardmakers!!

It's always wonderful to check out every Monday to see
a beautiful New Image from Shelly's Images!!

Today the new release we have to share with you is Sleigh Ride!!

It's a beautiful image specially for the Christmas Cards or any
Hybrid Christmas Project you are working on!
Check out Sleigh Ride at Shelly's Images!
Check out all the released images in the SI Store!!

For those that don't know what a Hybrid Project is: it's a project where you use both Digital elements and your traditional supplies.
The Digital elements you create a nice background with them and
print it out and finish your project with all those beautiful traditional embellishments that you love!

This is Margie's Christmas Card

Sammi's Beautiful Christmas Card!

Min's Christmas Sleigh Ride
Audrey's Sleigh Ride Card
Scrappy's Sleigh Ride Card

Check back for all the Fun Activities and Fabulous prizes that you can win this week!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Winner of TTT - Anything Goes with Christmas

So sorry to be late posting our winner from our "Anything goes with Christmas" Challenge. It is that crazy time of the year when evenings are filled with lots of activities. And last night was sure like that at our house.

Thanks so very much to all who entered our challenge last week. There were so many absolutely stunning projects entered. I had great fun visiting the blogs to see the posts.

So....without any further delay....our winner is Katie Tate. Her entry was
#33 All I want for (a pink) Christmas

Congratulations Katie. Visit www.shellysimages.com and choose your favorite image. Email me at shelly@shellysimages.com and let me know which image you would like to receive.

Thanks again everyone. Don't forget to enter our "Thankful" challenge this week.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge

Hey there everyone! It's been such a fun and exciting week and we're only just past the halfway mark! So are you ready for this weeks Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge?

For this weeks challenge, I came up with an interesting theme! With Thanksgiving next week, and Hanukah and Christmas close behind, I've been thinking about all the great things we should be thankful for or that we wish for this Holiday season. So that is your theme...show us what you are thankful for or what you are wishing for this year using a digi stamp. Easy Peasy right? We can't wait to see what you create!
Please remember these few rules:
* No Back linking of projects that pre-date the start of this challenge.
* Please turn word verification off so we may leave comments on your entries.
* Have Fun!

*Smiles* Scrappy

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fab Follower of the Week

Happy Wednesday All!
Thank you so much for visiting today and for this week's edition of Shelly's Images
Fab Follower of the Week!
This week we'd like to highlight Debra of Twisted Monkey Scraps.  The blog name alone makes me giggle, and giggling is good!!
If you've never been to Debra's blog, I HIGHLY recommend a visit if you'd like to be inspired. :D  I know I sure was after my visit!
Thank you Debra for being this week's Fab Follower of the Week!
We're so glad to have you join us!
The SI Design Team!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Technique Tuesday

Being the frugal sort, I often see many other uses for common things (aka: trash) that I come across in my travels. This cute little box arrived at our door after DH broke his cellphone and needed another! I inverted the entire box to find...a blank canvas! Woo Hoo! This was going to PERFECT for a tutorial on Distressing and Gift Wrapping!!! So here we are...

I dug out my recycled box, Distress Inks, coordinating Memento Inkpads, ivory cardstock, makeup sponges and set to play!

I worked from a light color (Antique Linen) to a dark color (Tattered Rose), using the Distress Inks to lightly dab color onto the plain surface of the open box. I worked atop a 12x12 piece of ivory cardstock which I did for a few reasons. For one, it protected my desktop from ink stains, but it also saved time and wastes less ink later! I will show how I used the ink-distressed cardstock further  on in this tutorial. After finishing with the Distress Inks, I allowed them to dry somewhat before moving onto the next step.

Using wedge shaped makeup sponges, I sponged on two more coordinating colors of Memento Ink. This time, I started with the darker 'Rhubarb Stalk' color, and then mellowed the color and blended the shades a bit with 'Desert Sand'. I recommend that you use a different sponge for each color, and don't overdue the color. Less is definitely better in this case...especially because the inks will spread together nicely while still showing off the brilliant colors!

Turning my Rhubarb Stalk Memento on it's side and holding it on an angle, I used the edge of the inkpad to make a subtle uneven design across all sides of the box. Then I reversed the angle and went over it all again as shown above.  Below is a picture of the still wet side of the box.

However, as the ink dried it feathered and spread leaving an interesting distressed pattern on the box. To see the finished box,

So...what about that ink-stained ivory cardstock I used as a work surface? Well, I COULDN'T waste it! Afterall, I did stain it on purpose!  Instead I re-purposed it to make background paper!

Using the same makeup wedges and technique as I explained above, I distressed the rest of the cardstock. I deliberately made it a random design, and the ink that I'd gotten on it before easily blended right in! But wait! Why did I crumple it up? Was I unhappy with it? Was I going to throw it away after all of that?

NO WAY! I often distress edges and backgrounds by crushing, crumpling, randomly inking the creases! I've even been known to ink the bottom of a coffee mug to make a 'coffee ring' on the paper!
I also usually edge-distress using my fingernails, emery boards, and dull scissor edges!  See how cool this one turned out below?

I used this background cardstock in two projects so far and have a few scraps left to use yet! Check out one HERE and another one HERE! Be sure to show us what you create from what I've shown you in this tutorial! We'd LOVE to see it!See you on Thursday for another fun Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge! 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Spotlight On....


Here is a fantastic project by Sammi using Shelly's Images "Santa" digi stamp.

Sammi made this beautiful Christmas Ornament using Santa. We hope this beautiful project inspires you.  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 at Shelly's Images

Good MONDAY Morning everyone! I hope you are already having a great day today! It's MARVELOUS MONDAY for all of us at Shelly's Images!

We LOVE Mondays here because this is the day we get to showcase something FAB and funky that is in the SI STORE! After you check out what my extremely talented DT friends have created below, be sure to head over to the SI STORE for a look!

Scrappy (erm...that's me, and I apparently speak in 3rd person...!) made a nightlight to fit in with her holiday decor and to light the way on those endless trips to check on her little one throughout the night!

Marion made this beautiful card with a real jingly, jangly jingle bell for someone special this holiday season!
Scrappy (I can't help myself...so I'm back...!) made this to send to someone in her large 'Ho Family'!

Sammi made this awesome ornament to trim her tree in true SI fashion!

Scrappy (yep...me again!) made this giftbox, which will also be featured in tommorrows tutorial!

Min - made this cool Christmas Card featuring the man in red saying it as only he can!

Don't forget the TTT Challenge is still open RIGHT HERE! Today's MARVELOUS MONDAY digi would be perfect
for the challenge too! We can't wait to see what you make!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge Anything goes with Christmas

Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge

Anything goes With a Christmas theme!

As you know I'm into Christmas... all post this week are in that theme... LOL
So you could guess what this weeks challenge would be.. right?

Well I hope that you all show us your work. It can be cards, projects, layouts... just anything you come up with.

Prancer Santa shellysimages.com-sleighridethumb
Here are a few of all the fantastic images that are available in the STORE.
And remember... we do have a few rules...
- No backlinking to previous post
- when you use an image from Shelly you get twice into the drawing!

Now that is simple isn't it?

I hope that you all have a lot of fun and enter you work here.

11-11-10 Terrifically Thrilling Thursday's "Outside The Box" Challenge Winner!

A big thanks to all who played along with us, last week! All of your creations were fantastic! We enjoyed seeing how you went "Outside The Box!"

The winner of our "Outside The Box" challenge is...

#5 The Navy Wife!!!!!!

Way to go, Navy Wife! Head on over to the SI store and choose your free image, then email Shelly with your choice.

Thanks, again, to everyone, for playing along with us! Please join us,today, for a brand new challenge.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Technique Tuesday Matchbox with Prancer

Matchbox with Prancer.

Today I want to show you how I dressed up the matchbox with an image from Shelly.
I choose to work with Prancer. I love this beautiful image of him.
First of all I took the messurements of the box and choose the paper I want to work with.

Then you cut the the papers to the right size for the top and the front of the box.
I cut leaves with my Martha Stewart puch out of Green bazzil cardstock and the holy with a Nellie punch.
And then I colored the image of Prancer.

After that I cut the image on size and rounded the corners. I stamped the word on DCP paper and cut and embossed it with an oval nestabilitie and colored the edges with distress ink Peeled paint.

I took some transparent pearls and colored them with the airbrush.

Then I assembled the whole box with all the parts that are now ready.

Hope you like it and make one too and show it to us!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Marvelous Monday with Prancer

Marvelous Monday with Prancer!

Well although you all first will celebrate Thanksgiving... We would love to show you
what we are busy with for December. 
I don't know how that is for you. But I'm so totally into Christmas spirit already. Normally it starts with me half December. But with all these stunning new images from Shelly for Christmas.... well it's no wonder that I'm in the mood already.
This week we would love to bring Prancer to your attention.
And to make it even better you get a real discount today! So you better hurry to the store and grab Prancer HERE!

Our DT made this beautiful cards and projects with this inspiring image:

Sammi added such a beautiful sparkles around Prancer!

Scrappy gave Prancer a beautiful real vintage look!

Marion decorated a Matchbox with Prancer.

Min gave Prancer a soft rustic look.

I hope that you all are inspired as I am by all these beauties!
Please let us know and show your cards with him at our CDAC Group HERE!

Thanks for looking and leaving a lovely comment.