Friday, April 05, 2013

San's Design: "Framed" New Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone.  Today over at San's Design, we have a blog hop going on.  

I’m so happy to be participating in the San’s Design “Framed” Blog Hop!  It is my very first one so I am rather excited and a little nervous.

As you might have figured out from the title, San is releasing a number of different frames. In fact, tomorrow, April 6th, there will be twenty (!) new digi sets, frames and sentiments released.  All in all, over 60 new images!!! 

April 5th & April 6th

This is a 2 day hop so you have lots of time to visit the DT participants and comment on their projects.
If you've arrived here from Gry's blog then you are in the right place. If not, you can always start at San’s Design and hop from the very beginning.  Your next stop is Vicky's blog.

San is a very talented digital artist who adds her own unique flavour to the world of digital design and card making.  If you haven’t had the opportunity or pleasure of using San’s images, this is your chance.  Not only is San giving away a freebie tomorrow, she is also giving away a whole set of this release to one lucky winner!!!!  A WHOLE SET for a total of 60 images!!!  Talk about a phenomenal prize for spending a little time with us!!!

Winner will be chosen
Sunday, April 7, 2013, at San’s Design

To qualify to win...
Hop to each designer's blog, leave a comment and then return to San’s Design to let her know you have completed the hop.

We'd love to hear your feedback and please let us know if you encounter any problems along the way. :)!!

While I'll be introducing a few more of the new releases tomorrow, here is a sneak peek of two of them.  These are the ones I got to play with for the blog hop...

Here is the front of the card I am showcasing for the blog hop using the wonderfully versatile quilt frame...

 Here is the inside of the card using one of the sentiments from the hugs and kisses kit...

Here are the card details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...

General Information:
  • As soon as I saw this frame and the hugs and kisses sentiment package, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  It was the perfect idea for a game of hugs and kisses tic tac toe.
  • Now I had really wanted to embellish this up, adding flower groups in opposite corners but since I haven't decided who the card is going to yet and it is possible it could go to my husband, I didn't want to girlie it up too much.  
Digital Image:
  • Quilt Frame (front):  The image on the front of the card is part of the fabulous new 'framed' release from San which is taking place tomorrow.
  • I coloured the squares and stitches in Photoshop Essentials after scanning in the DP and matching for colour.  I then fussy cut around it.
Digital Sentiment:
  • Inside:  The sentiment also comes from San and is being issued in this same release along with several other versions of the same sentiment idea.  Check out the watermark above to see the other formats available in this great kit.
Paper Products:
  • Card base, layer in behind front image and shadow for letters: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, black.  For the shadow on the front I tried to fussy cut around it in the same shape that the quilt is.
  • Designer Papers:  Black and pink paper (front)--Recollection's All Girl paper pad. The solid textured pink paper used for the x's and o's is Michael's open stock scrapbook paper.
Cricut Cartridge:
  • I used Doodletype to cut out the x's and o's and their accompanying shadow. 
  • I have layered a thinner pink ribbon onto a strip of black.  Both the black and the pink ribbon are Offray brand.  The pink is from a stash from my momma and the black I picked up at Michaels.
Challenges I hope to enter include:
Don't forget to stop by San’s Design on Saturday to pick up her latest freebie which will be one of the new frames.  Everyone loves a freebie and this one will not disappoint.  You can also see the rest of this great release at the same time.

In case you get lost along the way, here is the whole line-up...



Lisa--you are here


Thanks for stopping by and remember, in order to qualify for the amazing prize San has up for grabs, you'll need to leave a comment on each of the blogs.  I look forward to hearing what you think about my card.

Your place to go for amazing digital designs and card inspiration!

Until next time,

Note: I apologize if there are any further formatting issues.  This is a scheduled post and we all know Blogger has a mind of it's own.  If it turns out that something looks wonky, i.e.--part of the sentence is a different size, font, or colour than the rest, I'll fix it as soon as I'm able to.


Made by Mandy said...

Great minds think alike :) I saw noughts and crosses too when I saw the frame.

From what I have seen so far the new release looks amazeballs. There are some amazing sentiments, so very positive and uplifting.

Love Mandy xxx

Unknown said...

Lisa the tic tac toe hugs and kisses is a BRILL idea!!!! Your card is awesome and I am sure Ray is going to love it ,it is so hard to not use flowers and such hey? I have a real time with it...It is Troy's Birthday Sunday so I have to give it another go..LOL Big Hugs and beautiful card my friend!!!!

Lisa Minckler said...

Wow! What a super hop. I can't believe the number of digis you could win..that's incredible! Your card is gorgeous Lisa. It's like a big warm hug on paper :)
Have a great weekend my friend.

K8 said...

Stunning idea to create a tic tac toe game in a card! Love the color!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Lisa~So sweet that you & Naomi chose the same one & yet it turned out so very different. Love both of them. Hugs~Patti

Crafting Vicky said...

I really love the use of the quilt with the x and o!!! Great idea. wonderful card.

Suze said...

I love the noughts and crosses idea Lisa - ties in really well with the sentiment you have chosen to use. The colour scheme is really nice too - the brown and pink work well together.

KatarinaR said...

Brown and pink are so nice togehter and i like your card!

KatarinaR said...

Brown and pink is so nice together and i like your card!

katieo said...

Fun idea.

Unknown said...

ADORABLE my friend! Love the pink and brown together. Can we paly tic tac toe sometime :)
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