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Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies Frame Cuts

Stenciling is this month’s challenge.  I made my own stencil here.

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The second page to my notebook (still not sure what I’m calling it) has a patterned base and two pockets.  On top of the top layer, I stamped different words and phrases over a homemade stenciled background, while on the base I used a couple of the images in my home made stencil   If you don’t have a stencil you want to use, you can make one to your liking by using your dies.   The first image is my page without the tabbed notes inserted in the pockets.  The top pocket is on tape.

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I added my tabbed notccards into the pockets so I know what I’ve worked on and ideas for the future.

Color Layering Butterfly Frame Cuts Dies

Color Layering Butterfly Frame Cuts Dies

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies Frame Cuts dies
  • Hero Arts My Words (older word set)

 

 

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.

2nd Chance to Win: During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

The inside is simple and I did photograph the inside on my blog.  You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.

 

Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy


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Stencil with a Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die

Welcome to the A2Z challenge of stenciling.  You can use your stencils to create depth and and shape.

stencil-a2z-logo-challengeIf you don’t have a stencil, you can create your own, which is what I’ve done here.  I am not exactly creating a journal, nor a notebook or a book of images or designs.  I’m not sure yet, what it will end up being, but one has to make a start at least.  I needed something to keep track of challenges and designs as well as being fun.   I made a page to fit a grunge book which I am painting white.  This will be a page inside the book.  I chose a patterned paper and used a stencil of various sized dots, then die cut the butterfly to use it as a stencil.  I sponged white Unicorn ink into the holes and along the border of the butterfly stencil.   I would not have used the white inked butterfly except that it brought out the outlines of inked butterfly image that I stenciled.

I added some words and small gems, white reinforcements and a digital image for color.

Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy

Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die
  • Hero Arts Digital Road Trip (Route 66)
  • Hero Arts White Unicorn ink
  • Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies (reinforcements)
  • Hero Arts My Words – old HA clear set
  • Elizabeth Craft Design stickers –
  • Ranger Distress ink

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.

2nd Chance to Win: During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

The inside is simple and I did photograph the inside on my blog.  You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.

Hero Arts Winged Friends Butterfly Kit


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Hero Arts Butterfly Digital in Any Shade of Red

The theme for February is Any Shade of Red.   I made a Sympathy card for a friend who lost his wife for our co-workers to sign.  She was the sweetest person.  We were all in a daze when we heard.  The card is large so more people can sign – it’s an 8 1/2 inch by 12 inch card stock folded in half.  I think this card shows we care.

Hero Arts Winged Friends Butterfly Kit

Hero Arts Winged Friends Butterfly Kit

Supplies:

Hero Arts Winged Friends Butterfly Digital Kit here

Elizabeth Craft Designs  Stitched Rectangle die-cut

Sentiment is from Hero Arts”My Words” clear set

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.

The inside is simple and I did photograph the inside on my blog.  You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.

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Hero Arts Winged Friends Butterfly Digital Kit


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Hero Arts Winged Friends in Shades of Red

Any Shade of Red – what a great challenge theme for February.

I received this wonderful die on an exchange of cards and found a slate background that would remind everyone of night.  I printed the images from this Winged  Friends Printable Butterfly Digital.  I was drawn to this butterfly, cut it out and used myu Copics to bring it to life.  I am pleased with the outcome.  What I like most about digital images is that you can resize them to your needs and wants.  Try them.

Any Shade of Red Hero Arts Butterfly Digital

Any Shade of Red Hero Arts Butterfly Digital

Supplies:

Hero Arts Winged Friends Butterfly Digital Kit here

Die Cut – unknown brand

 You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.  You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.

 

City Adventures Digital


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It’s an Anything Goes with a City Adventure Digital

anything-goesAnything Goes:  What a great challenge for the beginning of the year.  I think of New York City with the Ball dropping at Times Square.  Imagine the dawn sky and this image was what I thought of.  It’s wonderful for an early start on the year  the month or the adventure of the day.   Since this was an “anything goes” challenge, I chose a wintry effect for January, much in contrast to my sample for January 1st of the Golden Gate Bridge in its sunny glory.  The same kind of editing was done in Word.  Go to Format and then Color and play with it.  It’s wonderfully freeing to be able to make your stamp any size you want.  Each day, I learn something new.  To the NEW YEAR!

City Adventures Digital

City Adventures Digital

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.  You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.

 

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Rain or Shine Digital


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Hero Arts Rain or Shine Digital Anything Goes

Winter is our rainy season and I’ve always got an umbrella ready by the door.  This thinking led my thoughts to creating something with an umbrella.  AHA I had it and I hope you like it too.  Kind of a simple design, but it works so well with the background.  I’m not sure if you remember when Hero Arts put out two CDs, one on flowers and one with an eclectic flair.  I had printed the background out several years ago and ran across it when looking for a suitable background.  I thought “black goes with everything” and it certainly does here.

Rain or Shine Digital

Supplies:

Hero Arts Rain or Shine Digital

Elizabeth Craft Designs Rectangle Dies

Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off! You can use the discount code or the Free Shipping Code for extra savings!

 Hope you’ll join in our January  Challenge of “Anything Goes” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbookingarlenea2zscrapbooking

 

 

 

Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies


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Hero Arts Infinity Tags Nesting Dies

When you just want to make tags out of scrap paper, just grab your old die cut machine (mines a Cuttlebug) and use your scraps.  I made several boxes for treats for my crew at work and needed some tags.  I really liked the new Hero Arts sets of Infinity Dies and grabbed some for the Hero Arts Blog Hop in October this year.  I love them and thought that our challenge this month got me in the tag mood.  Anything but a card means tags are perfect.  Here we go with my boxes ready to go with Tags.

 I made three different boxes and gave the large size full of treats to my work staff, with others going to well deserving (well, in my eyes) friends. The tag that is glittery is when I opened my Wink of Stella pen and oops.  Loads of glittery stuff all over, so one tag has a bunch of glitter.
Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies

I hope you can see these tags, weather permitting clearer photos.infinity-large-picmonkey-box-tags-12-20-16

The smaller boxes have the smallest tag sizes.  Use any Hero Arts sentiment or image and you’re ready to go.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Tag Dies at A2Z Scrapbooking

Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Design Store

 Hope you’ll join in our December Challenge of “Anything But A Card” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.
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Antique Poinsettia combo


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Antique Poinsettia With Chocolate – Anything But a Card

I had so much fun making these Hershey Nugget chocolate boxes.  I had to find my Cameo again, so much on my desk.  Once I cleaned my desk, I was ready for December’s challenge of “Anything but a Card”.  I didn’t want to go with a tag, but I wanted to make a some fun little containers and found the perfect thing.  I was able to use an 8 1/2″ X 11 inch paper to cut the box and box wrap.  Stamping and sponging came to mind and I really like the way this turned out.  The colors just seem to burst from the paper, lots of watercolor effect without the water.  I tried other papers and added some of the leftovers from my homemade background panel.  Just looking at the chocolate here is giving me a chocolate high.

Trio of closed chocolate boxes

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Close-up of box with box wrap – I hope this gives you some ideas.

Antique Poinsettia combo

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Antique Poinsettia

Supplies:

Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia at a2z Scrapbooking

Hero Arts Paper Layering Antique Poinsettia frame cuts at a2z Scrapbooking

Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Design Store for last box and Hershey’s Nuggests veritcal box

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.  You can find me at A Bit of This and That

 Hope you’ll join in our December Challenge of “Anything But A Card” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.
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Holiday Houses with Nesting Dies


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Embellish a Holiday House on a Hero Arts Tag

Time to embellish a tag.   I like seeing lots of snow ready to fall, but I don’t have to live in it.  I can see snow on the mountains in the winter and that’s good enough for me.  If I want to get closer, I can take a couple hours drive and bingo.    I guess that’s why I loaded this house with snow.  I like to see it.  I really like the new Nesting Tag dies too.  This is the larges and a really great size.  I paired the smallest of the tag set for a HO HO HO.

Be sure to visit the fun stamps and digital sets at A2Z.

Holiday Houses with Nesting Dies

Holiday Houses with Nesting Dies

Supplies:

Hero Arts Nesting Tag DIes at a2z Scrapbooking

Hero Arts Holiday Houses Digital Kit at a2z Scrapbooking

Dreamweaver matte white paste

Older Hero Arts sentiment Holiday Sayings – unavailable I think

Cute bow and ribbon.

For every $50 spent on Hero Arts products we will send you a special gift! No special code needed. Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More. Use Code FreeShipping16

Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off! You can use the discount code or the Free Shipping Code for extra savings!

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.  You can find me at A Bit of This and That

 Hope you’ll join in our November Challenge of “Embellish It” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.

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Coffee Cup Tags


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Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags With a Hint of Embellishment

I thought some detailing might be nice to bring out an elegance to this set and I’m really amazed that I think I succeeded.  A little embellishment is sometimes all you need.  I made two cards with two different colored coffee cups, but the same embossing folder, stamps and stickers.  I hope you like these as much as I do.  I put Wink of Stella – GL White on both cups on the foam part.  The bronze seems to have pulled the white around and it looks like a foamy or creamy froth mixed with strawberry.

Coffee Cup Tags

Close-up of the cup  – this could be whipped cream on a hot chocolate  –  YUM

I guess it could be foam on a coffee – obviously, I know nothing about coffee.

Coffee Cup Tags

I know this seems dark and strange.  If I can get a better photo, I will.  The coffee cup paper is a shinny bronze with Cup O”Joe inked on the stamp.

It reminds me of a creamy strawberry cream on top.

Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags

Supplies:

Coffee Cup Stamp and Die at A2Z

A Cuttlebug embossing folder a frame style

Starfoam Glitter Stickers – gold

One of the cups has glass gems.

For every $50 spent on Hero Arts products we will send you a special gift! No special code needed.Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More. Use Code FreeShipping16

Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off! You can use the discount code or the Free Shipping Code for extra savings!

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.  You can find me at A Bit of This and That

 Hope you’ll join in our November Challenge of “Embellish It” with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.
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