Sunday, February 27, 2011

It's Release Time!! & a give away!

Theadore and Tulip
Butterfly and Thistle

Welcome to this Sunday's release! I hope you enjoy the two new images and be sure to check out the DT's blogs to see some gorgeous eye candy using the new images. We have something fun that we will start doing in combination with the Sunday release next month, so stayed tuned for that and how about a little give away this week?! If you would like to win your choice of the new release this week, sign up to be a follower, leave us a comment and then go spread the word about us on your blog. I'll pick a randomly drawn winner sometime next week:) Thanks so much for visiting us! We'd love it if you grabbed our badge too!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Welcome Little One!

Hello everyone, Stephanie here with today's post. I am using "Baby Buggy" today, seems we are going to have a few new little ones added to our circle of friends soon so I am getting prepared. I just love this sweet little buggy, it is gender neutral. I started out making a gender neutral card with this image but think I ended up on the "girly" side, what do you think? I hope I have inspired you to create somthing today. Make sure you stop back tomorrow, Leah has some really sweet images being released tomorrow.
Blessings,
Stephanie
Image- Baby Buggy
Papers- Bazzill, The Paper Studios
Accessories-Oval Punches, Word Window Punch, Buttons, Floss, Copics

Friday, February 25, 2011

February Iris

Hello stamping friends.

Here is my card for today. I am sorry that I am late in posting it as I am suffering from "old brain syndrome". Great name for it Leah. :)
This is Leah's beautiful February Iris image.


Recipe
Stamp: February Iris
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Spring Rain from Papertrey Ink, Pear Pizazz from Stampin Up, Georgia Pacific White, Retired Stampin Up designer paper,
Accessories: Copic Markers, O, W0, W1, B21, B24, B26, Y06, Y08, G40, G82, G85. Baby Blue, Sky Blue , Mint and Lemon Spica Glitter PensSpellbinders Classic Frame, Kaiser Kraft Pearls,Lt. Blue Taffeta, Lt. Blue Gingham Ribbon, Martha Stewart Leaf border punch, Stampin Dimensionals.


Thank you so much for visiting today. Hope you all have a good night.

Hugs and Blessings,
Deb

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rainbow Scene

Hi Everyone. It's my time to post on Heart Song Inspiration Blog. For my card, I chose the Rainbow Scene. As I was coloring it, I got to thinking about how God made a promise to Noah after the flood. He promised He would never destroy the world again by flood. I also thought of all the other promises in the Bible that He has made to us, His children. So Leah's little Rainbow Scene became a source of inspiration for my little card and I hope for you as well.

Card Recipe:

A2 Card
Yellow Glitter Background Paper
Yellow Gingham Digi Paper from Doodle Pantry
Rainbow Scene Digital Image from Heart Song Designs Shop.
Mini Flower and Butterfly Brads
Sentiment is computer generated
Promarkers used:
Rainbow - Soft Lime, Soft Peach, Orange, Lipstick Red, Emerald, True Blue, Purple
Trees - Tan, Cocoa, Forest Green, Pine, Lime Green
Sky - Powder Blue

Thank you for your support. God Bless You!! Peggy

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD


Hi Everyone - This is CHRISSY D here! So glad you stopped by to take a look at what we are sharing with you today!


Here are the details:

Stamps: Wedding Cake from Heart Song Designs - 
Paper: SU DP, Artichoke. Plum
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Accessories: Stickles, Organdy, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Wild Orchid Flowers, Spellbinders, Dimensionals


Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Sky's the Limit

Hey all, Shelly here. I am so excited to share my card with you this week. I've been wanting to play with the Heart Song Hot Air Balloon image for a while now. Hot air balloons are so popular, along with clouds and things of the sky, and this one is just too adorable.
I also knew that this image was perfect to try out some paper piecing. I've never done that with a stamp--digi or otherwise, and I think this turned out quite nicely. It will probably come in handy for a graduation or promotion card--something of that nature.
I just want to point out really quick, for those of you who may be new to digital stamping, that this digital stamp has been "squashed a bit". If you follow the link to the image above, you will see that it looks longer and skinnier in the Heart Song Designs shop. I like a nice, short, round hot air balloon lol. So, I simply manipulated it in Microsoft Word until it was shaped the way I wanted. Really cool thing about digis I tell ya!
I then printed it three times over on the same paper (once for the image outline, once to get the orange top printed on, and once to print on the polka dot and basket papers of my choice), and once more on a new sheet to use on the card. If that's confusing, I'm sorry. I don't have a way with words lol. You could just print the entire image on all three papers and then cut out the pieces you need, but I was using scraps so I had to improvise.
Here is the recipe for my card:
Stamp: Hot Air Balloon by Heart Song Designs
Cardstock: Oatmeal color from local craft chain (they get it from Xpedx)
Patterned Paper: dark brown base is Paper Loft, polka dot and orange top on the balloon are the same sheet of paper from Cosmo Cricket, Basket paper is from SEI, Stripe is Crate Paper, Clouds is October Afternoon, Yellow Polka Dots is October Afternoon, and I don't know where I got the orange plaid. It's old lol.
Accessories: Stampin Up Brilliant Blue ink (sponged), Imaginisce I-Rock and Glam Rocks, Stampin Up marker in Tempting Turquoise (around the clouds), black Le Pen from Marvy for faux stitching, adhesive tape from EK Success, foam pop dots from 3L, ribbon from my stash (old & don't know what brand), computer generated sentiment (I'm sure I stole that from somewhere), and staples from office supply.

One more quick thing to say before I go. We now have a flickr gallery for Heart Song Designs. You can check out all of our card samples done with Heart Song images here.
Hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Birthday Flowers in Vase


Good morning! It's Holly posting today, and I need to stock up on birthday cards again. This digi image from Heart Song Designs is perfect for feminine birthday cards. I colored this Vase of Flowers with Copic markers and then sponged a little kraft ink around the edges. I kept this card sweet and simple with some pink and kraft cardstock, and I added a little scalloped strip of kraft cardstock for a little extra interest.

Heart Song Designs released some new digis yesterday, so be sure to check them out by scrolling down to the next post. Leah has opened up a new Flickr gallery and new samples are added frequently. Go check it out here. Enjoy all the great eye candy!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Release!

Introducing St. Patty's Daydream
Introducing Blooming Stars


Introducing Pre-colored Butterfly Fancy

Welcome to this Sunday's release! I hope you enjoy these new images and will share any projects you make with us by leaving us a comment so we can come see. All these images are available for purchase over at the Heart Song Designs Shop, go check them out:) Be sure to visit the DT's blogs too for some eye candy using the new images. Thank for stopping by! hugs....


















Saturday, February 19, 2011

Heart Song Designs...Iris


The birth flower for February is the lovely iris. Leah has the flowers for each month available at her new store here. I have water colored the image and cut out with a Spellbinder Label #14 then matted on a scalloped oval . I used Stampin Up design paper mounted on my white circle. Dyed some ribbon then added some lace and buttons. The dots are all purple stickles.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Snowman Love


Hi everyone! This is Karen... although we haven't been getting as much snow around here lately the temperature keeps dipping below zero so I thought it fitting to create yet another snowman card this season. The Snowman Love digital stamp is available at Heart Song Designs. I think the little bird perched on top of the birdhouse is SO adorable!


My card base is Blue Bayou layered with PTI White then Winter Frost patterned paper. The shadow layer is Blue Bayou and Kraft cardstock embossed using the Snowflakes Embossing Folder. I stitched around the edges of card base and shadow layer. The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers. I distressed the edges using Baja Breeze ink before paper piercing. To embellish the card I added some White Taffeta Ribbon around the shadow layer and a pretty bow finished with a pearl snowflake. I also added some pearls along the edge of the image.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sleeping Kitty

Hello!  Lauren here.  I made a birthday card for my Mom using Sleeping Kitty by Heart Song Designs.  She has a siamese cat named Jasper, so I made the image look like him.



Details:
Heart Song Designs Sleeping Kitty
Studio G Sentiment
DCWV Paper
Bic Mark it Markers

The ball of string is made from a button.  I ran it through my xyron so that one side was sticky.  Then I wrapped white string around it.  Easy peasy!  I used my glue gun to adhere it to my card.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Butterfly Duet...

Hi everyone!  I'm Ruby and I'm going to be showing you my interpretation of one of this week's releases, "Butterfly Duet". First, I apologize if the photo looks a little "cock-eyed". I had to try to turn it a little sideways so that the 3-D effect would show. Both butterflies were printed, cut and colored twice. I then glued one on top of the other, but only down the middle of the top butterfly.  The wings of the top butterfly were slightly creased and rolled.  I do so hope you can tell in the photo; in real life it turned out really well!

I used Stampin' Up Banana Cream card stock for the base, the Heart Song Butterfly Duet image (of course) and gold stickles to try to show their busy little flight path.  I hope you enjoy it! Have a blessed day!

Oh, My WORD!! {Layering Digital Images}

Hello, all!

Vanessa, here! I am honored to be the latest member of Leah’s Design Team!! This is an amazingly talented group of ladies, and I am so blessed to work with them! Thank you to Leah and all the girls for giving me this opportunity to design alongside of you!!

Today I am pleased to have the opportunity to share a technique that I use for layering digital images, using none other than Microsoft WORD 2007!

Sunday was a NEW RELEASE day at Heart Song Designs, and Leah introduced this new beautifully hand colored Anemone flower!



As I pondered what I would design with this image, I immediately thought of creating a bouquet with the exquisite blooms!

Here’s what I came up with …



Since I do not have fancy photo editing software, I have learned to utilize Microsoft WORD to achieve the desired result in my photos and images. “Oh, my WORD!” is right! It has been my ‘best friend’ when it comes to creating text or digital images for crafting! Today, I will share with you how I did this to create my Anemone Bouquet.
*NOTE: For those who ARE familiar with WORD, bear with me, as I will try to cover each step well for ones who may not be.
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1. Purchase your favorite image from the Heart Song Designs shop and save it to your computer. (Sorry! I had to plug Leah’s shop real quick!) *NOTE: Make sure to note what folder on your computer you are saving your file to, as it may be difficult to locate if you do not. For instance, you may wish to begin a file called “Digis”.

2. Open a WORD document.

3. Across the top menu bar, click the tab labeled “Insert”, then click the selection for “Picture”.

4. You will then be given the opportunity to “Browse” the files saved on your computer to locate the picture you would like to insert on your document. Locate the folder where you saved your digital image. Select your desired picture and click “Insert”.

5. Your first image should now appear on your document. Position the image in the center of the page by clicking on the “Center Text” selection in the “Paragraph” category.



6. Now, click your cursor OFF OF THE IMAGE so that you are no longer in edit mode on the image.

7. Proceed to “Insert” your second picture following steps 3 and 4 again.

8. Your second image should now be positioned to the right of the first. You will now need to change the formatting of the second image.
*NOTE: When images/pictures are inserted into a WORD document, they have an automatic formatting to keep the image “In Line With Text”. This will prevent you from being able to layer or move the images as you wish. To change the formatting, click on the image you wish to edit. You will know the correct image is selected if a thin line box appears around the image, with circles at the corners and squares at each side.

9. On the Format tab in the top menu bar, Click on “Text Wrapping” and select “In Front of Text”. This will allow you to layer your image on top of the first. *NOTE: When changing the formatting, one image may slip under the other, but you can click on the top image and drag it over to reveal the bottom image.



10. Now you can move and manipulate the images to “arrange your bouquet”. If you need to move an image behind another to position it correctly, click on the image, click on “Text Wrapping” again, this time choosing “Behind Text”.

11. To tilt the image to one side or the other, you can rotate it by clicking and dragging the small green circle above the image to tilt it to your desired position.



12. Insert additional images, as desired. To flip an image, on the Format tab, click on “Rotate”. Click on “Flip Horizontal”.


13. Click and drag images to desired position, arranging bouquet. Have patience! :) You may have to move, flip and change them a few times to get the bouquet to look the way you want it to, but it will be beautiful!

*NOTE: I used 4 images to create my bouquet.




Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope this tutorial was helpful! :) If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

Hope your day blooms with much joy!

~Vanessa Fernandez

Monday, February 14, 2011

Stitched with Love on Valentines Day

Morning everyone, Happy Valentines Day to each and every one of you.

It's Katrina here, today it's my turn to inspire you! How exciting. Well this is my first post here and cant wait to show you what I have created and hope to inspire you for a long time! I would like to Thank Leah for allowing me this opportunity and Thank the rest of the DT too, you are all so inspiring!

Anyway back to the job in hand, I wanted to show you a digi that no-one had show you before but this week my printer ran out of ink and I have ordered it from the internet, so who knows how long it will take!

So I had to raid the stash of 'Digis to colour'! So back to my card, This is the once I have created for my husband for Valentines day!
The digi I have used is called 'stitched with love' and is available from the Heart Song Designs shop!


I coloured the image with pro-markers. The flourish was created using a Bazzill Template and the backing paper is a shimmer Bazzill Card Stock. The ribbon is from my stash.

Well I hope you like it! Will see you soon

xxx

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Release!

Introducing Butterfly Duet.
Introducing Jasper with Bone.

Hand colored Anemone Flower.
So glad you stopped by to see this week's release! All images are available for purchase at the Heart Song Designs shop. We'd love to see any projects using Heart Song Designs images so please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your project so we can come take a look! Be sure to stop by the DT's blogs as many of them are showcasing this week's release...links are in the side bar. Thank you so much for your support!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sharing In Your Sorrow


Hello there it's me Stephanie, today it's my turn to post. Can I just say that I love being a part of Leah's team, she has so man wonderful images to create with! Unfortunately, I was in need of a sympathy card this week, I had started to color these Larkspurs a week ago and didn't have any right paper to go with the purple. I found this paper at our local craft store and think that it matches perfectly. I love working with flowers and Leah has some wonderful ones in her shop.
Today is going to be a beautiful day here in SC, I hope it is beautiful where you are today-get outside and enjoy God's beautiful creations. I think we will go for a walk by the lake and maybe feed the geese-Yep, it's going to be that warm!
Be Blessed!
Image- Larkspur
Papers- Bazzill, American Kraft
Accessories- Nesties, ribbon, copics

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sweet Heart

For my card today I used this adorable digi stamp from Heart Song Designs and is called Bella and Baby. I figured a cute little elephant like this needed to have blue hair. Don't you think. :)

Recipe Stamps: Bella and Baby, Bundle of Joy Ink: Bashful Blue Paper: Brocade Blue, Georgia Pacific White, Pebbles New Arrival He's Here designer paper. Accessories: Copic Markers 0, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, E00, E01, B000, B32, B34. Cuttlebug embossing folder, Classic circle and Oval Nestabilities, Basic Gray Taffeta and Blue Grosgrain ribbon, Baby Pins, Star Dust Gelly Roll pen.

Thank you for taking the time to visiting and have a beautiful day.

Hugs and Blessings,
Deb

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Antique Tea Cup

Hi Everyone.  It's Peggy posting today.  For my sixteenth birthday, my mother gave me a tea cup.  I thought it was pretty and have held onto it through all these years and all our moves.  This is what it looks like.  It's an antique now just like me.  LOL

When I came across this digital image from Heart Song Designs, I knew I had to make a card with it.  You can see it's not exactly like my tea cup but close enough to remind me of it.  I like how the card came out.


Card Recipe:
5X7 card
Background Paper - DCWV Ciao Bella-which means "Hello Beautiful
Digital Image from Heart Song Designs.  Click on the link to see/purchase.  Leah has some cute images and is trying to raise money for a worthy cause.
Mother's Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge for the Flowers and Leaves.  I cut the leaves at 1" and went over them with a stylus to get them to pop a bit.  The bigger flower was cut at 1 1/2", 1 1/4" and 1".  The smaller flowers were cut at 1 1/4", 1" and .75".  I curled the petals up, glued them together and added purple bling.
Ribbon - mine is from the Dollar bin at Michael's.
Purple ink to ink edges of circle the image is on.
Scallop circle cut at 4 in. from the Bloom Cricut Cartridge
Promarkers used to color digital image:
Cup Handles and rims - Sakura Metallic Gold Gel Pen
Roses - Lavender, Purple
Leaves - Apple
Scrolls - Meadow Green
Teacup/Saucer - Primrose, Soft Lime, Cool Grey1


Thanks for looking at a bit of my history today.  Goodness, that makes me feel old.  But I'm not.  Jacob told me the last time he was here that I was like a 20 year old so I'm sticking with him.  LOL.  God Bless You All.  Peggy from Daily Grace Creations


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sleeping Kitty


Hi Everyone - this is Chrissy D! This sweet image is using the Sleeping Kitty image! Here are a few more details...

Stamps: Sleeping Kitty from Heartfelt Designs
Paper: Poppy, White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Creative Inspiration Paints,
Accessories: Basic Grey Brads, 1/16th hole punch, Scallop punch, White satin ribbon


Thank you for taking a look! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bird Delivery

Hey all! This is Shelly posting this morning, and I chose to work with the Bird Delivery digi stamp for my card today. My sister needed a card for a baby shower, so I volunteered to make it for her.
I've been dying to use this stamp with these lovely papers from American Crafts New Arrival line. I think they are so perfect, and this image is just adorable.

If you have a second, please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fuchsia Heart - Holly Brown

Good morning! This is Holly posting today, and I'm sharing a clean and simple card with Heart Song Design's Stitched with Love digi image.


I colored the heart with Copic markers and then I went over the flower and polka dots with some shimmery Creative Inspirations Paint. I used the same paint to color the white ribbon. After the ribbon dried, I scrunched it up on my card and nestled the heart digi into the middle of the scrunched up ribbon.

I could have put any kind of sentiment with this sweet heart, but since I always need birthday cards, I went with "Happy Birthday." This will make a perfect emergency birthday card for those last minute girlfriend gatherings. :-)

You can see the shimmer on the heart and the ribbon in this picture:


I hope you have a great week!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

New Releases!




Hello! Happy Sunday to you:) You'll want to come check to see what's new each week as Sunday's are going to be our release day. There will be at least one new digi a week, probably more! This week we introduce you to the lovely image, Butterfly Fancy which is perfect for so many kinds of projects, even scrapbooking! Then, we have 2 hand colored digis sets available, Snowman Love and Ana and Flower. When you purchase the hand colored set you will get the line only image as well. We have lots of digis in the shop already so I hope you'll go take a peek. Thanks so much for your support! Hugs...


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ana and Flower

Don't you love the sweet image?? Leah has opened her digi store and you can find this one "Ana and Flower "and many more HERE. I water colored the image then cut out with a Spellbinder # 16 nestie. Used dimensional paint to do the dots and then attached to the two layers of aquas. The sentiment is cut out with a Spelbinder scalloped oval. I made the dp by water coloring the stripes and then stamped with a mini background heart stamp. Used a zig zag stitch around the edge then punched the little hearts and ran thru the dotted swiss folder before attaching in the corners.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Free Digi winner

The winner from the DT announcement post is THERESA! Please contact me at heartsongdigis (at) gmail (dot) com Hugs....

Hi everyone...Ruby, here

This is my little Asian Doll...

Love Birds


Hi everyone! This is Karen... The card I'm sharing today is really special to me because the pink knit flower was crocheted by my mother. I think it is so pretty paired with this romantic patterned paper and the Love Birds are just one of my favorite digital stamps from Heart Song Designs.


My card base is Pink Pirouette layered with white cardstock then Heart Attack and Heart Throb Stripe patterned paper. I stitched around the edges then added a strip of Bazzill Cardstock finished on both sides using the Eyelet Border Punch. The image was printed on white cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced around the edges then layered it on to Pink Pirouette.

The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black then punched out using the Word Window Punch. To embellish the card I layered a red paper flower with the pink knit flower then added another red flower finished with a white pearl flower. I also added some snow pearls along the edge of the image and below the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kissing Fish

Hello! Lauren here. Today I would like to share a card I made using this adorable kissing fish image.


It's hard to tell in some of the pictures, but I put glossy elements over top of the fish tank to look like water.

Details:
Image - Kissing Fish by Heart Song Designs
Patterned Paper - Target $1 bin (hearts and xoxo were cut out from paper as well)
White Ribbon by Holiday Inspirations (JoAnn's)
Pop dots
Glossy Accents
Bic Markers

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Heart Song Designs Design Team

I am so pleased to be able to introduce you to the inagural Heart Song design team! I am so blessed to have these 12 super talented ladies partnering with me in this adventure. Would like to win a free Heart Song digi of your choosing? Sign up to follow, leave a comment here and go give some love to at least one DT member and I will randomly draw a winner on Friday! And now please give a warm welcome to the team!