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Butterfly Fancy Caffeine Fix


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My Favorite Things – Butterfly Fancy

I know I’m doing things a little backwards, but it will all work out.  I’ve completed my cover for the Note/Thoughts/Artsy things I want or need to remember. I finished my first page on March 20th here.   I like the bright and cheeriness of the cover – makes me want to open it and see what else there might be.  I really only have one page finished, so I have a whole lot more to do.  It might be nice to make the back to keep the pages all neat and safe too   I am very pleased with the cover to “Arlene’s Notes”.   I like the way the new Ranger Oxide inks worked on this cover.  The cover is made out of chip board and coated with white acrylic paint as a base to work with.  I taped the stencil on at the bottom and inked away with a blender tool. I pulled the tape off and blended some more.  I printed the cup in light blue, but it was too light in color so I colored it with a copic marker.  A bright idea occurred to me to use hearts instead of lines for steam.

Butterfly Fancy Caffeine Fix

I opened the cover and caught a peek of the page I finished last month.

Close-up of cup with Wink of Stella

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Die Butterfly Fancy
  • Hero Arts Digital Caffeine Fix
  • Hero Arts Stencil – crossing wave – may be out of stock
  • My Momenta dies – alphabet purchased at Hobby Lobby
  • Die-namics coffee cup
  • Copic marker B37 to color the cup
  • Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire
  • Oxide Inks – Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint, Brokern China and Faded Jeans in order of use from top to bottom of Note Cover
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Ranger Blender Tool
  • Vagabond

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 see this post at A Bit of This and That.

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A2Z Weather Close-up


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Hero Arts Weather – A Fave

If you like to use Cut Files, have fun with the Weather, I say.

I always loved seeing umbrellas in the old English movies, tons of umbrellas keeping off the rain.  Now I love the colors that you can purchase and all sizes.   Isn’t the saying “April Showers Bring May Flowers?”  And you can’t do anything about whether it rains or snows, so why not appreciate it.  That’s why I made a card with umbrellas over a map.

A2Z Weather Umbrellas

A2Z Weather Umbrellas

 

A2Z Weather Close-up

A2Z Weather Close-up

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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Hero Arts Road Trip – Favorite

Getting to know YOU. I have always loved this little deer, which came out as a wood block stamp and is in the digital Hero Arts Road Trip in addition to a wonderful mountain range for my background.

Digital Road Trip
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Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Road Trip  deer and mountains
  • Hero Arts Enjoy Today clear set (older 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.  You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.


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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

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 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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