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Hello everyone and welcome to our very FIRST Monthly Challenge.  We are excited to switch from Linky Parties to Challenges and we hope that you will join us each month and play along. For our first challenge we have chosen the theme of Encouragement.  It is a pretty broad topic and feel that it covers most everything from Hello to Get Better soon.



























Aren’t they AMAZING??!!!  Now it’s your turn.  Create any type of project…a card, scrapbook layout, a canvas, art journal page…ANYTHING that offers encouragement.

Come back DAILY to see the other projects our Design Team has created. Posts will be live DAILY at 8:00 a.m


Every challenge must have rules. We ask that you please take the time to familiarize yourself with ours. We don’t want there to be any confusion and we don’t want you to have hurt feelings if your project gets deleted. It’s not personal.

  • You MUST use at least ONE HERO ARTS STAMP, HERO ARTS DIGITAL IMAGE OR HERO ARTS DIE CUT on your project. (Hero Arts Silhouette shapes are allowed too)
  • You can use any other product on your project ALONG with the Hero Arts Stamp.
  • Products don’t have to be bought from a2z Scrapbooking, but we would love it if they were.
  • You can make ANY paper crafting or altered item as long as it has a Hero Arts Stamp and fits within the theme of the challenge.
  • You can enter up to FIVE (5) times per person. Each entry must fit within the theme and each must have a Hero Arts Stamp on it.
  • You can enter your project into other challenges.
  • You are allowed to combine challenges, but we must be able to see the Hero Arts product in the project
  • There is NO BACKLINKING. You must create a NEW project. Backlinks will be deleted.
  • Children (over 3) and teens are Welcome
  • You must mention the challenge in your blog post and link back to a2z Scrapbooking’s Blog/Store. You may link from Flickr, Splitcoaststampers etc.
  • PLEASE respect copyright, do not use images that have been copied without the manufacturer or designer’s consent!! Any entries we find that breach copyright, will be deleted immediately.
  • A new challenge will post on the FIRST of every month.
  • You must link your project via the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the challenge post.
  • Projects must be posted by 11:59 p.m EST on the last day of the month. Winners will be Announced on the 15th of every month
  • Projects not meeting the challenge requirements will not be commented on by the Design Team and removed from the inklinz
  • Winners will be chosen based on design, color, and style. Give us your best!
  • A $25 gift certificate will go to the winner of each challenge
  • Most importantly HAVE FUN!!!!

We can’t wait to see your entries.  Be sure to visit the Design Team’s Blogs. They have special discount codes for you to use in the store for each challenge.

Now go CREATE!

Please turn off word verification on your blogs. Our Design Team is not required to leave comments if word verification is on.


Throughout the month we will highlight cards that have caught our eyes in our “I Spy” post. You will receive an “I was Spied” badge for your blog. A Winner will be picked along with 3 honorable mentions. Winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to use in the a2z Scrapbooking store and a winner’s badge.



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24 thoughts on “A NEW CHALLENGE

  1. Oh my goodness, these are all fabulous!

  2. Beautiful work Ladies 🙂

  3. Love each of these beautiful encouragement cards! So many fantastic ideas! I’m looking forward to playing along in your new challenge and I especially like this month’s theme!

  4. Wow, well done! Amazing reveal! 🙂

  5. Wonderful creations from the DT! I’ve had great fun playing along in your fun challenge:)

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  7. Beautiful inspirations ladies!!

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  11. Thank you for the fun challenge.

  12. Thank you for the new and fun challenge, encouragement and inspiration are always welcome.

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  17. First time entering one of your challenges. I am glad it was advertised on the Flickr discussion thread many times – it began to dawn on me that Hero Arts stamps are the center of this Blog and that attracted me! Thanks ladies for the lovely reactions to my first card for the challenge – I believe that the feedback you give on the posts that are posted here, is something that makes a Blog great and appealing!

    • Hi Jacqueline — we are very happy that you are now playing the in our challenges and I already know how MUCH I love your fabulous cards. Especially, the wonderful wine label cards and those awesome collage cards! Looking forward to having you here more and more! Good Luck with the challenge and I’ll see you over in the group too!!

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