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Butterflies in the Garden (Fancy Die)

I’ve seen this die-cut used a lot this past weekend in the Hero Arts Blog hop and I CASED one of the cards at You and Your Big Dreams.

Be sure to enter the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge this month.  I did not use the Mood Board, but I did use a new die.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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

 

The dark color is a gray, but this is a mood board, not a color board.  I couldn’t tell for sure because the box looks navy blue to me.

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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. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Garden Fancy Die  (When visiting A2Z Scrapbooking store, you may request a custom order)
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies (no longer available, but butterflies can be checked out at Hero Arts here) or at A2Z here
  • Hero Arts Ombre Mint Julip to Emerald Green
  • (Mermaid Ombre Ink could be used also)
  • Your Next Stamp Mini Butterfly Ink Splatter
  • Navy blue card stock
  • Vagabond die cut machine

 


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Hero Arts Paper Layering Heart Card

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The challenge this month at a2z Scrapbooking is this amazing Mood board.  I was so inspired by this board I now have multiple projects going on all around my craft room – the colors lend themselves to loads of projects, for all kinds of cards, not just Valentine’s day!

I received this die in a mystery box I purchased and I’ve been waiting for the right time to use it and I think this was the perfect time!  I hope you find the Mood Board as inspiring as I did and you enter a project into the February a2z Scrapbooking challenge.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

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The Shine

Here is a good look at the shine of the card.  It’s so pretty!

If you’d like to see what I used to make my card please stop by my blog, Art Without Anxiety. 

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Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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

 

 

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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 CHRISTI15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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All You Need is Love

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a CAS card.

This month we’re using a Mood Board to inspire us

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Hero Arts Love Stamp N Cut

For this card, I just used the die from the Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Love DC175 Set.

I die cut the word love 5 times from colored cardstock to match the mood board and 4 times from white cardstock.

I then stacked the 4 white cardstock love dies adhering them to one another. Finally, topping the white stack white the Red Glitter cardstock love die cut.

I cut a piece of white card stock to 8″ x*1/2″. I then scored at 4″ from top to bottom. This will be a long card.

I then adhered the die cuts to the front of the card. I started with the light gray and worked my way down to the dark gray. Making sure to place the Glitter Red in the center of the card.

 Then, I gathered some ink I used Distress Oxide in Tattered Rose, Worn Lip Stick and Hickory Smoke to stamp some of the hearts on the card.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock trimmed it into a small strip popped it up with foam tape and placed above the red love.

The card is now complete.

Thank you for stopping by today.

You can find me at Little Wings Create.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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

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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. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Love DC175 Set
  • DCWV Red Glitter Cardstock
  • Recollections Brand Cardstock in
  • White, Light Gray, Medium Gray, Dark Gray & Pink
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in
  • Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick & Hickory Smoke
  • Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

 


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Be My Valentine

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Hi all, its Gwendolyn here today to share a card I made to inspire you to join our current monthly challenge. As it was Valentine’s Day yesterday, this month’s challenge celebrates love! Love between your partner and you, with your family, your friends, your pets or blogger friends whom I truly appreciate and love!

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I was inspired by the bouquet of flowers and the ice cream with strawberry in the photo board to make my card, but as I am lactose intolerant, I replaced the ice cream with flowers. I used stamps from 5 different Hero Arts stamps set to make my card! The cone comes from the Color Layering Ice Cream set, which I stamped with Momento Desert Sand for the base and Versafine Vintage Sepia for the darker parts of the cone.

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The little flowers come from Hero Arts Cactus Animals, Hero Arts Autumn Moon and Hero Arts Mouse Tea Party and they were stamped to form the cone of the ice cream with alot of masking! I then coloured them with my Zig clean color real brushes. The sentiment comes from Hero Arts Love Bandit and I gave it a little ombre stamping by first stamping with Versafine Satin Red and then stamped the top again with a darker red ink Versafine Crimson Red.

Well I hope you liked my card and it will inspire you to join our challenge. I look forward to seeing them in the link up here. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Gwendolyn

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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

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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 Gwendolyn15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Spiral Stencil With Words Of Love

I’ve used the Spiral Stencil in several different colors over the past 6 months or so.  I do like this in an orange to red gradation and I thought hearts are red and this would fit February.  A bit of Love goes a LONG way and this fits my mood.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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

 

The dark color is a gray, but this is a mood board, not a color board.  I couldn’t tell for sure because the box looks navy blue to me.

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. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts digital “Words of Love
  • Gingerbread House – little hearts
  • Stitched rectangles from a friend
  • Intricutz dies (Couture Creations)  # dies
  • Sizzix Friend die set
  • Distress Inks fired brick and ripe persimmon
  • Vagabond die cut machine.


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Guest Designer Feb 2019

Hi everyone,

Cindy here to introduce February’s Guest Designer, Libby Hickson. She is the current Education & Marketing Manager at Hero Arts. She travels to tradeshows and stores to teach Hero Arts classes, and also manages the Creative Team.  Not only is she creative, her projects are fun and charming.  She was on multiple design teams and her art work has been published as well.  You can catch her on her blog: Libby’s Little Addiction, as well as on Instagram.

 

Now let’s see what Libby had installed for us.

 

 

I’m so excited to be guest designing here at a2z! I was inspired by the mood board to use pinks and greys on my card, and of course use a Valentines theme! I grabbed a couple of my favorites from Hero Arts, the adorable Stealing My Heart stamp set as well as the gorgeous Bursting with Love Bold Prints background. I think a Valentine isn’t quite a Valentines without a little sparkle, so I used Silver Sparkle embossing powder on the background, and added a little touch of Stickles to the heart.

Supplies

CM242 Stealing My Heart
DI485 Stealing My Heart Frame Cuts (E)
CG758 Bursting with Love Bold Prints
PW124 Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
PS772 Classic Vellum Layering Paper (10)
New Hero Arts cardstock in peony and pebble
New Hero Arst precision glue
Glitter cardstock, Copic markers, sequins

 

To see all the details about Libby’s project visit her blog here.

Thank you so much Libby for guest designing for us today!  It was such a pleasure to have you.

 


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Hero Arts You Are My Happy

Hello there,

Just in time for Valentine’s Day,  I got a couple of Valentine’s cards to share.  This month’s challenge theme is Mood Board.

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There are many beautiful elements to choose from this mood board, but I am most intrigued by the scroll of color swatches on the left top corner.   So I went ahead and created a watercolor panel with vertical stripes of the same colors (at the least very close).

Next I die cut the Floral Heart diagonally, I thought this is more interesting, and then white heat embossed the sentiment.  Instead of using foam adhesive, I die cut two extra time the die cut in red card stock and glued all three layers together to make a thick die cut.  I glued it onto a charcoal grey card base (color of the door in the mood board) and then embellished with sequins.

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My next card is very CAS.  I stamped multiple times the smiley heart from the Everything Smiles Stamp and Cut set on heavy weight white card stock, and watercolored them using the same colors as before, and hand cut.  I line them up on a white card base and glue down,  and added a thin stripe of the color swatche.  Then I stamped the sentiment in black, drew a tiny heart inside the ‘o’ of the work ‘love’.  Not sure if you’ve noticed but I score at 1/16 of an inch all around the panel to give a “finished look”.  🙂

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That’s all from me today.  Scroll down to get the challenge details and join in the fun!

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Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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 Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 

 


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January Challenge Winners!

A Big Thank You to everyone who participated in last months challenge, we had a ton of wonderful entries. Though it was hard, we narrowed it down to the January Top 3:

SUNNY

BETTY

 

AJ

 

And by Random draw, the winner of this months prize is Angie Cimbalo!

Winners please email a2zscrapbookingtech@gmail.com for you prize/badge

 

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Kit


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Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Valentine Card

Howdy! Here we are in cold February in a lot of places.

My card today could be used for Valentines or an anniversary and let’s not forget just because. To go along with the monthly challenge for February the hearts and the word love inspired me.

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Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Kit

 

For my card I started out with the sketchy hearts from the Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Kit. This kit also has some images that you could use for coffee rings. Back to the card.. I knew I wanted to put the words among the hearts so I put the first heart in a Word document and copied and pasted the number of hearts I needed along with sizing them. I just spaced them out so that I could fit the words in. I then printed them and cut out the panel.

Then I went through my plentiful stash of chipboard letters and found a size and style that I liked. I put a couple different layers of red “stuff” on them until I got the look I liked. I think there is some Copic coloring, Distress Paint, and Distress Stain. So what I ended up with is a matte finish mottled look. I like the look a lot and I think it works well for a guy. I don’t like doing shiny glittery stuff for my guy. And guess who will be getting this…

Then I just layered up some panels and attached the letters. The top panel with the hearts has a piece of fun foam behind it to give some dimension.

For a little extra something I overlapped two of those hearts, printed them and added them to the inside. I cut out the inside panel with a die.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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 Karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Words of Love

February is here and I wanted to show you how I keep my schedules for my DT work.  I used Hero Arts digital “Words of Love” as well as “Notes and Dates” to make my schedule for 2019.  It feels fresh and bright.  I love looking at this page and making entries on my insert.

There’s quite a contrast to 2018 and I LIKE IT.  I loved the flower when I made it, but I’m lovin’ the Words of Love.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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

 

The dark color is a gray, but this is a mood board, not a color board.  I couldn’t tell for sure because the box looks navy blue to me.

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. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts digital “Words of Love” as well as “Notes and Dates
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • Copic markers in grays and RV shades
  • Vagabond die cut machine.
  • Scrap papers