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Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with another card for you. In keeping with this months theme of Give Thanks – I created a Thanksgiving card. Perfect to give the hostess of the Thanksgiving gathering you are attending or mailing it out to family and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving


Using Hero Arts Layering Bird stamps make this is a quick and simple card. I simply followed the layering steps that on the back of the package for the bird, the stem and flower to stamp onto white card stock. Then I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Celebrations Stamp Set onto white card stock and trimmed and layered onto yellow card stock.  Then, I adhered the card front to the purple card stock then the card base. Finished off the card with a few sequins and the card was complete.

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Thank you for stopping by today – Remember to use my discount code Annie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

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Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts 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! 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 Layering Bird Stamp – CL866
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Stamp Set – CL498
  • Inks: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black – -Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink: Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet & Shaded Lilac
  • Card Stock: Recollection Brand: White, Yellow & Purple
  • Adheseive: Scotch 3M ATG, Dollar Tree – low profile Foam tape
  • Tools: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Paper Studios Paper Timmer, Scissors


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Thanks a Latte

Hi everyone, its Gwendolyn here, back to remind you to join us in this month’s challenge where the theme is “Give Thanks”. Link up your cards here and maybe win a $15 voucher to the a2z Scrapbooking store, AND if you use any Hero Arts or Sugartree products, there is a bonus prize!

I made a very simple card today, using a digital stamp from Sugartree Stamps called “Hug in a Mug”, which you can immediately download as soon as you purchase it at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. It has 5 different coffee cup images and 8 sentiments! Don’t forget to use my code Gwendolyn15 to get a 15% discount on all purchases $25 and over!

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I first water-coloured my background on 300g watercolour paper using Ecoline liquid watercolours as I wanted a very vibrant look. I wet the paper thoroughly and just dropped in the colours of paints I wanted. While it was drying, I prepared my print file on my computer by inserting the image I wanted and duplicated it all over my page. I also prepared the sentiment I needed by just printing it on a white piece of paper and die-cutting it with Sue Wilson’s stitched rectangle dies. I then printed my coffee file on the dried water-coloured panel.

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I cut it into size with Sue Wilson’s stitched rectangle die and adhered it onto one side of a white card base and added the sentiment. So, very simple and easy to recreate! I hope you’ve been inspired by my card to join us in this months “Give Thanks” challenge and I look forward to seeing your cards in the line up!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great creative day!

Gwendolyn

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Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts 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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a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! 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 Christmas Mice and Binders

I was happy with my old system of keeping my dies in a long plastic container with most of my dies where I knew they should be until my system broke down, TOO MANY DIES.  Yes, I actually said that.  BUT I did NOT toss any dies. NO DIES WERE HARMED IN THIS PROCESS.   I JUST changed the way I kept them.

I figured I wanted something about 5 inches by 7 inches because most of the dies came in packages about that size, but not anything too much bigger.  And I found something at one of our local paper stores.  First I found the sleeves which are 8 1/2″ tall by 5 1/2″ wide.  After looking at several different binders that would accommodate that size sleeve,  I ended up with ten (10) binders in all.

  • TIP: Decide what you want in a binder
  • Binder Spine – Tab in a sleeve or use a label to tape onto the binder spine  (I went with the Tab in a sleeve)
  • Front of Binder – Sleeve with room for paper to identify what is in the binder or not sleeve, but you can tape some paper on top of the binder (I went with the sleeve on the front so I could easily change when I add or remove or change dies to another binder.)

I purchased a binder that was cheaper without a spine tab or sleeve on the front, but realized it wasn’t really what I wanted.   I will use the two binders for something else in the future, but went back and picked up 10 binders at about $1.50 more each and found they were also made better and would last longer.  That’s just my two cents, as they say.

I don’t have my Dies sorted by brand, but by type from Christmas and Holidays to Scenes and Letters & #s.  I have ten (10) binders in all.   If I change a die or dies to another binder, it’s easy to change the front cover because I can take it out and put a new typed sheet in the front sleeve.

Here are a couple of my stamp and die combination sets.  I keep the stamps and dies in one sleeve so they are together and easy to find.

Below are the new Christmas Mice dies on the back side of the stamp set . When I stamp and die-cut images, I put them into a small plastic bag that closes which goes into the same sleeve as the stamp and die set.

The new Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die has its own place of honor in my Christmas Binder with some die-cuts already to go..

I don’t have every die listed on the front unless there is room to do so.  I based binder names on the length of the name I could fit on the exposed binder side when stored and placed all brands in that binder.  I made a list of all dies in each binder and put those lists in sheet protectors with a metal ring to keep them together.  Anytime I’m not sure of what is in a binder, I pick up my lists.  Now that I’m thinking about it, I just may put that list into alphabetical order with the name of the book so I can just look something up alphabetically.  See, there’s always another way of doing things.

The card below published November 3rd is the result of using my binders to hold dies and die-cuts.

Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

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

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

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Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts 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! 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 Christmas Mice stamps and dies set on A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts  Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die
  • Hero Arts   Coffee Cup Tags Stamp & Cut (discontinued stamps and dies)
  • Assorted alphabet & Number sets
  • Binders big enough to use hold 51/2  inch X 81/2 inch sheet proctors
  • 51/2  inch X 81/2 inch sheet proctors
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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Digi Dueling with Merry Backgrounds

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to show off the Merry Background digital stamp set from Hero Arts. Arlene and I both took the digi stamp and came up with two different cards, though we did stick with red, green and black and white, without knowing what the other one was making. I used the digi in gray, she used it in black. It also comes in five other color combos.

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Arlene used some beautiful red metallic paper that really pops against the black background. I think it’s classy and perfect for a Christmas card.

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Arlene’s Supplies:

Here’s my card, using the stamp. I used Tombow markers to color in some of the bulbs and one of the words.

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Chark’s Supplies:

If you’re thinking this might be perfect for your cards, you can head to the store and pick up the digi stamp or enter the monthly challenge and try to win it–check out the link in the header for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by the blog!
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Hero Arts Color Layering Pomegranate Thanks

Hi everyone,

 

I am sharing a Thank You card featuring Hero Arts Color Layering Pomegranate today.  I did the usual stamp and watercolor, but for the Pomegranates I die cut with the matching frame and watercolor only.  I was happy with the result but they needed some ‘zing’, to enhance the look I used a very unusual element – beet juice!  Yup you read it right.

 

 

I share a comparison of the card before beet juice on my blog, you can check it there, Escape To Stamping.

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

 

 

 

Image may contain: flower and text

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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! 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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October Challenge Winners

Hello and thank you to everyone that participated in last months challenge, we had so many great entries, but we had to narrow it down. As voted on by the DT your October top 3 are;

 

KATHY

 

TIP TOP

 

 

BETTY

 

 

And our randomly selected prize winner for October is Kathy A who entered this frightfully fun halloween card!

 

 

Winners, please contact us at a2zscrapbookingtech@gmail.com for your badges and/or prize.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Image may contain: flower and text

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. 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.

Home for the Holidays


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Gold Embossing with Hero Arts Stamps

Howdy to you all! Today I have a Thanksgiving card for you. I hope you are having some decent Fall weather. Here in Northern California I will just say I am not a fan of 80 degrees plus weather at this time of the year. At least the nights are nice and cool.

Home for the Holidays

When I started out to make my card I was looking forward to using the Home for the Holidays stamp set by Hero Arts and I wanted to use the fun leaf paper.

I began my card by ink blending some Quick Quotes inks to create a Fall look to the sky. I then cut a piece of the leaf paper and adhered that to the card. I got this paper from a fun inexpensive store called Daiso. Anyway as you can see it says Fall.

Next I stamped the two houses with Versamark and used a gold embossing powder to heat emboss them. I colored them in using Copic pens. Next I cut them out using the Home for the Holidays dies that match the stamp set. For the snow on top of the one house I used some Nuvo drops for a little dimension. The Home for the Holidays stamp set leans more towards Christmas but you can use a different color scheme and not put to much snow in and you have Fall.

I found a nice piece of crocheted ribbon (not sure of the actual name) in my stash. I used Hero Arts pretty red brown liquid watercolor to color it. It is a little darker in the photo than it is in real life. I stuck that down using the red line tape.

I adhered my houses to the card and stamped the trees around them. I also stamped some smoke coming out of the chimneys. I think that is a nice little addition to this stamp set.

Then I added the sentiment.

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

 

 

 

Image may contain: flower and text

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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! 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 Christmas Mice Say Thank You

I know you’re wondering why I’m making a Thanks card with Christmas Mice.  Me TOO.   The background copper color reminds me of rich Thanksgiving decorations and I think it works.  Thos mice are so cute and take little time to color.  I am rather fond of that cheese which was definitely fun to color.  I cut off the tag on the bottom of the cheese with the “Merry Christmas” message.

I used a tree die and rectangular die with in the middle of the squares,, cut the border between the bottom set of squares and went on from there.  I had seen something similar with the mice, but cannot locate that card.  If I do, I will give her credit for her inspiration card.

Close-up below

Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more and you can find me at A Bit of This and That.

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

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Image may contain: flower and text

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Give Thanks” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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! 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.

 

 

 

 

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a2z scrapbooking November 2018 challenge

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Hi Everyone! It’s November 1 and that means it’s time for a new challenge. Thank’s to everyone who participated last month, stay tuned for the winners announcement on the 7th. This month it’s all about being Thankful, so let’s see your gratitude projects – Thank you cards, gifts, tags, whatever it may be!  The design team is here with a little inspiration, for more details on any of the projects you see below, click the designers name or photo to head over to their blog for more.

 

KRISTINA

Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium

Kristina used the Daniel Smith Dot Palette for Hero Arts to do some no line coloring with the
Hero Arts Flower Nasturtium stamp to create this fall colored thank you card.

GWENDOLYN

Hero Arts Poetic Petals Watercolor

Gwendolyn did a beautiful watercolor scene using the digital set Hero Arts Poetic Petals digital kit
The fall colors she uses are stunning don’t you think?

ARLENE

HERO ARTS HAPPY HOLIDAYS CARD

Arlene made a great Holiday Thank You card with a texurized woodgrain background
using the Hero Arts Woodgrain Texture Fancy Die, her sentiment includes the
Hero Arts Fancy die Cut-Out Holidays, and that fun flower is their color layering tiger lily!

 

KAREN

sugartree stamps grateful thankful blessed svg

Last but not least, Karen made this beautiful fall color, plaid, thankful card using SVG files
and digitals from Sugartree Stamps!

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.

PRIZE


One randomly selected winner will receive the featured digital stamp/kit for this month “Merry Background” – IF the winner used Hero Arts or Sugartree as the main focus of their project, They will also receive a BONUS $20 gift card to our store

The Top 3 as choosen by the a2z scrapbooking design team will receive a blog badge and bragging rights

 

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Supplies

 

Hero Arts Tiger Lily Stamp Set
Hero Arts Tiger Lily Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Tiger Lily Die
Hero Arts Tiger Lily Die
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Hero Arts Woodgrain Die
Hero Arts Woodgrain Die
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Hero Arts Cut Out Holiday Fancy Die


Hero Arts Cut Out Holiday Fancy Die

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Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium
Hero Arts Flowering Nasturtium
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Hero Arts & Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Palette
Hero Arts & Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Palette
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Hero Arts Sunrise Flowers Digital Kit
Hero Arts Sunrise Flowers Digital Kit
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Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digital Kit
Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digital Kit
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Hero Arts Thank You Messages
Hero Arts Thank You Messages
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Hero Arts Black Ink
Hero Arts Black Ink
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Sugartree Stamps Farmhouse
Sugartree Stamps Farmhouse
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Sugartree Stamps GTB
Sugartree Stamps GTB
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October Guest Designer – Michelle Lupton

 

Hi everybody!

Today we have a special guest posting for us – Michelle Lupton.  Her CAS and Clean & Layered style of creations are gorgeous and delightful, especially her rainbow signature style projects!!  She is currently on several Design Teams and you could visit her on her blog Handmade by Michelle, and these social medias: Instagram, and Pinterest.

 

Now let’s hear from Michelle.

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Hello! I am excited to be a guest at A2Z today, with a fun rainbow/autumn card.
I used my MISTI to stamp the leaves from Hero Arts “Textured Leaves” using multiple colours to create a rainbow. I then added a sentiment from “Hello Stamp & Cut”, with the smaller part of the sentiment white embossed onto black cardstock.

Supplies:
  • Stamps: Textured Leaves, Hello Stamp & Cut.
  • Inks: Hero Arts Pale Tomato, Dark Quartz, Butterbar, Lime green, Soft pool, Cornflower, Grape Juice, Raspberry Jam, Versafine Oxyx Black
  • White embossing powder
  • White and black cardstock
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Thank you Michelle for guest designing for us.  It’s a pleasure to have you!

There’s still a few hours to enter our October challenge.  Scroll down to see the details.

 

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 october 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Frightfully Fun” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies 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! 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.