Butterfly and Thistle
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Butterfly and Thistle
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Image- Baby Buggy
Papers- Bazzill, The Paper Studios
Accessories-Oval Punches, Word Window Punch, Buttons, Floss, Copics
Friday, February 25, 2011
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.
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,
Thursday, February 24, 2011
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
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
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|
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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.
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
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
Introducing Blooming Stars
Introducing Pre-colored Butterfly Fancy
Saturday, February 19, 2011
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
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!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Heart Song Designs Sleeping Kitty
Studio G Sentiment
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
Monday, February 14, 2011
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!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Introducing Jasper with Bone.
Hand colored Anemone Flower.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
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,
Thursday, February 10, 2011
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.
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
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|
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
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.
Monday, February 7, 2011
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
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
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!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
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)