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Hero Arts Happy Holidays Christmas Mice

I’d say these Christmas Mice were saying Happy Holidays to you.  I grabbed a piece of 6″ X 6″ paper and cut it down to fit on the A2 size card for a different look to a holiday card.  I had a “Happy Holidays” panel cut a bit short in my stash that I wanted to use, so this is how I arrived at the design.  Add two mice and a couple dots of Nuvo and we’re done.  This looks great in real life.

Be sure to join in the challenge and visit the store for some outrageous sales at A2Z Scrapbooking.

A2Z Christmas Mice

Remember to enter the challenge and visit the store.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “holidays”, any holidays – Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas particularly.” challenge. f

 

 

  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice stamps at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice dies
  • Hero Arts Happy Holidays die cut at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • 6″ X 6″ paper from Printery Collection (probably 5 or more years old)
  • Vagabond die cut machine
                • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Ebony Black


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Hero Arts Color Layering Nordic Tree

 

 

Have you played our final challenge – Holidays yet?  It could be any Holidays.

For me I am adding another card to my Christmas card stash.

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To create the background of this card I used one of the tree image and stamped in Soft Grey, like so:

Then I layered the white heat embossed and glitter gold heat embossed trees.

And I topped the trees with red flower gem.

I hope I’ve inspired you to play along our final challenge.  Click here or the Current Monthly Challenge Button at the top to get more details.

 

 

 

 

 


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Winners!

Hi Everyone, I’m here today with LOTS of winners. We’ve got September challenges winners & coffee hop winners YAY!

Let’s start with the September Top 3 as chosen by the design team

JENNIFER

 

ASHLEY

 

LINDA

And the random prize winner is…. Karthikha

 

From the coffee blog hop, the random comment winner from the a2z blog, winning a $20 gift card to the store is: Celeste Herrin

And the coffee hop digi winners from our design team’s personal blog posts

From Arlene’s Blog: Karen Letchworth
From Cindy’s Blog: Melissa (Sunshine HoneyBee)
From LeeAnns Blog: Shandelynn Rowe
From Karen’s Blog: Cynthia Cole

Winners please email a2zscrapbookingtech@gmail.com to claim your prizes/badges

 

Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit


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Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit With Oxide Ink Blending

In keeping with our challenge theme I created a holiday card. Halloween is a fun holiday for me. I like decorating around the house and the front yard. My card is a combination of using digital images, ink blending and stamping.

Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit

The first thing I did when creating my card was take the haunted house from the Hero Arts Haunted Digital kit and had my Cameo cut it out. I had to change the png image by using trace and then I resized it. It did take a while to cut because it has all this tiny holes in the house for a distressed look.

Then I did some ink blending with 1 Hero Arts Reactive Ink and 3 Oxide Distress Inks on the background. I sprayed the background a bit with a mini mister.

I used the pumpkin from the digital kit also. I resized it and duplicated it to make 3 pumpkins. I colored the stems with a brown Copic pen and the faces with yellow.  I hand cut them out. One of the pumpkins is raised with one of those really thick glue dots.

The sentiment I cut out with Hero Arts set Halloween Trimmings stamp and cut. I put some Versamark on the words and then sprinkled on some black embossing powder and heat embossed it. There are several different embossing powders in the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store including a detail black and a sparkle black.

The witch is a cute little stamp from my stash.

The a2z Scrapbooking store has great sales going on! Run don’t walk and check it out!

Supplies:

Hero Arts Christmas Mice


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Hero Arts Christmas Mice All Through The House

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We must thank Kristina for the wonderful farewell graphic for our last challenge.  Be sure to visit the shop for big discounts.

Again, I’m using non-traditional colors to make a Christmas card.  I couldn’t help it, the “mice” made me do it!  In this case, it was one mouse, but I’m holding her responsible.  I cut the sentiment in two.  I know, I lose small stuff too, but I had to do it.  I think this is a fun card and I still think it’s cute after letting it sit overnight on my desk.  I don’t know if anyone else has to step back and look with new eyes at their creations, but sometimes I do.  I wasn’t sure if the tree scene would work.

Be sure to enter our challenge.  Remember, it is our last challenge forever.

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “holidays”, any holidays – Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas particularly.” challenge.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice stamps at A2Z
  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice dies
  • Gina Marie Designs Block Style Quilt Die #6
  • Scrap paper I had inked up with distress inks when I created my box of sponges so I could see the colors
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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Final Challenge – Store Closing

Today is a sad day, but let’s go out with a bang and have our biggest and best challenge ever! October will be our final challenge, and the blog will close down with our final post being the winners announcement for this challenge early next month. This month is somewhat of an anything goes, holiday edition! And we have a special prize this month (below). We’re looking for holiday cards, ANY holiday.

We would also like to take this time to thank each and every person that’s ever participated in challenges, shopped the store, designed for our design team, worked behind the scenes, and had any hand in making a2z scrapbooking grow & raise money and awareness for the multiple charity organizes we started this store to contribute to.

And here is some design team inspiration for you.

 

KRISTINA

Hero Arts Dove

Kristina use the fun Paper Layering Dove die (one left in the shop) to make some Holiday cards

ARLENE

Hero Arts Christmas Mice

Arlene used the Christmas Mice stamp set (also one left) for her Christmas Card

CINDY

Santa Snacks Hero Arts

Cindy used the adorable Santa Snacks Stamp N Cut on her holiday card

 

KAREN

Hero Arts Home for the Holidays

Karen use the Home for the Holidays stamp set for her Christmas card

The Prize

This month there will be a physical prize! Our random challenge winner will be receiving this goodie bag full of fun Hero Arts product.

 

Challenge Rules

  • You can make any paper crafting or altered item that fits within the theme of the challenge.
  • Any products may be used but there is a BONUS prize if you use Hero Arts or Sugartree Products!!
  • You can enter up to FIVE (5) unique times per person. Multiple entries of an identical card that only varies slightly, ie. in color is not acceptable.
  • You can enter your project into other challenges
  • There is NO BACKLINKING. You must create a NEW project. Backlinks will be deleted.
  • You must mention the challenge in your post and link back to a2z Scrapbooking
  • A new challenge will post on the FIRST of every month and ends at 11:59PM EST the LAST day of the month.
  • You must link your project via the link up tool at the bottom of the challenge post or up in the menu bar.

 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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If you missed the announcement our store closing sale has begun, head over the shop for 50% or more off our inventory. a2zscrapbooking.etsy.com


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National Coffee Day Bloghop & GIVEAWAY

 

Welcome to a2z Scrapbooking and Happy National Coffee Day!!  We are so happy to be part of the National Coffee Day Blog Hop orgainized by the amazing Amy Tsuruta.

Before we get to the fun, we have an announcement to make. If you are a regular blog ready you’ve already heard that a2z scrapbooking co-founder and store director Linda Crissman passed away earlier this month following a long fought battle with Behcets disease. That being said, our store will be closing and sadly our blog will as well.

So here’s what you need to know

  • Store will close October 31 or while inventory remains. Store closing sale starts today, All merchandise is at least 50% off regular retail. Now’s the time to stock up on inks, embossing powders, etc. If you have a stamp set you need a matching die for, grab it while they last! Digital Stamps are also marked down!
  • Final Blog Challenge will be October 1st and run through October 31st with a special prize(s) for winners.
  • Lastly THANK YOU for you support and patronage over all of these years!

Blog Hop & Giveaway

Now onto the coffee! We have several prize opportunities for you today!

  • One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments on this blog to win a $20 gift card to our store to be used during our store closing sale!
  • Another winner will be randomly chosen from the comments on EACH participating design team member blog (listed below) to win both of our coffee related digital stamp sets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • You have until Oct 5th, 11:59pm EDT to comment.  Winners will be announced on Oct 7th.

 

Some of our design team members have created coffee projects today too! Check them out on their blogs:

Annie

Arlene

Cindy

Karen

LeeAnn

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

SeptPlease join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 


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Hero Arts Poetic Petals for Autumn

I don’t know if you’re like me, but sometimes I’ll go through older cards and pull them apart, toss something I’m not happy with, and make a new card with part of an older card.   Whatever was on the front is long gone and I thought this would make a good Fall card.  I printed the petals out, colored this goodie here and decided to fussy cut the petal to put against the black and brown panel so the petals would pop.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Sept

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 

 


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Happy For You Card

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a quick and easy thank you card.

I used Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms Printable Digital Kit PT002 and
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy Set DC150

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I simply printed the digital file and colored the flower in shades of pink and a hint of yellow for the center. I then trimmed the flower I used some low profile foam adhesive to mount the flower onto the cream and medium pink cardstock.
I offset the cream cardstock to the left. I then die cut the word HAPPY and stamped the sentiment for you from a stamp set onto a bit of medium pink cardstock; used some foam adhesive to mount the sentiment onto the card front panel. I then adhered the card front panel to the card base. For finishing touches, I used a few Nuvo Crystal Drops in Copper
Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!
You can always see more of my projects at Little Wings Creates

Annie

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Sept

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Annie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms Printable Digital Kit PT002
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy Set DC150
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Nuvo Crystal Drops Metallic Copper
Ink: black
Recollections Brand 80 lb Cardstock: Cream and Medium Pink
Recollections Brand 110 lb Cardstock: White

 


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Woodlands Tea Party with A2Z

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my inspiration post for A2Z. For this post I used these adorable critters from the Hero Arts Woodland Tea Party set to create my card.

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My paper is from BoBunny, and I stamped my images using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink, colored my images with Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, and adhered all together using ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever and some Foam Tape under the tree base. This little crew is now ready for their Tea Time, and since that is my favorite time of day, I think I am ready for some as well.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

August

Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp  set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code LeeAnn15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.