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Shark week- planner layout

Hello all, it’s Monica and today I’m sharing a planner layout I made for #SharkWeek. I don’t know how many of you use planners, but I love decorating mine before I add all of my to do’s for the week. I wanted to use the Killer Message  for something other than card making and thought it would be a perfect for Shark Week next month!

shark week planner

I don’t usually plan this far in advance, but I couldn’t resist.

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I started by stamping the shells for a little decor behind the days of the week. I then found washi tape in the colors I wanted and stuck them down.

 

 

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Then I just stamped my images and sentiment to complete the layout. When I get closer to the week I will fill out my details and add my to do lists. Looks like I’ll be posting another A2Z post that Thursday! 😉

 

 

As of writing this postI did notice the A2Z store is currently out of stock of Killer Messages. If you are interested in the images used you can always request a custom order on the A2Z site, by clicking the Request button on the left side of the shops screen.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to 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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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 monica15 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 within the shop.

 

 


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Hero Arts – Killer Birthday

Hello everyone Monica here today with another shark card.  I loved Kristina’s card with her beautifully blended background and I agree the sentiments with this set are great! I went with a little added dimension with my shark, water and clouds.

killer birthday

I used some distress oxide ink to color the middle layer of water. Then I used an old wave border punch on the distressed cardstock and vellum. The top layer of vellum is cut slightly larger than the cardstock, so that I could wrap the edges around to adhere in the back. I stamped my shark twice colored one layer gray and used an Exacto blade to cut the mouth out. Then only colored the mouth of the second shark.

I started putting the card together by adhering the fist layer of vellum wave and the shark layer with only the mouth. The top layer of waves and shark were adhered with foam tape. I added some die cut clouds to the sky to finish the card.

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It’s a little hard to see the depth in the card, but I think the 11 year old who will receive it will get a kick out of it. We hope he has a killer birthday!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to 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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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 monica15 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 within the shop.

 

 


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good luck

Hello everyone! My card today is a card I made for my son’s drama debut! His school had a drama club this year and they did School House Rock Live Jr. They all did a great job.  I made this card to wish him luck before the show and made an Oreo bouquet for after! (He liked the bouquet better than the card!)

good louck

I used three ink colors to stamp the back ground and embossed the the black on some vellum. I trimmed down my panel and lined it with black cardstock. I then adhered it to the cardbase. The embossed sentiment was torn from the vellum sheet and popped up on the panel.

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If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Supplies:

Hero Arts- Black sparkle embossing powder

  inks-red, green, blue

  cardstock- black

Misc- versa mark, vellum, pattern paper


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Cole’s Freakin’ Birthday card

Hello everyone! Monica here to share a card that was actually made by my son Cole. His girlfriends birthday is actually today (the 12th). I’m I cheating by posting the card? I mean I did assist, he wouldn’t have known where to start without my assistance!

coles freakin' birthday card

How romantic right! I did help but really only a little he did all the stamping himself, while I did the cutting and embossing. For the stamping he used a dark gray, but stamped it off to lighten the color so the main sentiment would stand out.

I hope you enjoyed seeing Cole’s card, and hope his girlfriend likes it too! It was a joy to have in my craft room and making a card with me. Thanks to all for stopping by and have a great day!

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

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Supplies:

Hero Arts-  Irreverent Birthday,  Charcoal shadow ink, black ink

MISC- embossing folder, white, black and rainbow silver cardstock


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Watercolor butterfiles

Hello everyone, Monica here to share my last card for the April Challenge. Use you favorite Hero Arts products. For this card I kept with my theme of the embossing powders, I can’t seem to get enough of the pearl and black glitter!

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I started by inking the butterfly stamp with some Tombow markers and spritzing with water before stamping. Once I had all the butterflies stamped I sprayed the card with more water to get the color to drip a little down the card. After the water was dry I used the layer of the butterfly to emboss in the pearl powder. Then I added the sentiment embossed with the black sparkle powder.

butterfly watercolor

I’m happy with how the card turned out even with the splatter of orange by the green!

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies:

Hero Arts- CL867  (medium butterfly), CM136 (sentiment), PW118 and PW120

Misc- Watercolor paper, Tombow markers, Versa mark Ink


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Happy Easter

Hello all and happy Wednesday! The week is half over and I know my boys are excited as they have no school Friday! I can’t believe Easter is this weekend already… I’m not prepared! I’ve only done one Easter card and it was for today’s post.

I used an older stamp and cut set with my embossing powder since it’s one of my favorites… well since I’ve gotten my hands on it! I just love the pearl look. After I embossed the eggs I used some watercolor markers to color the eggs. I added some color to my back ground with ink sponging. I die cut three of my eggs and adhered them to the cardbase. I finished with stamping my sentiment from another older set (one of my faves) that has a lot of wonderful sentiments!

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies:

Hero Arts – DI073 (Retired Eggs) CL498 ( Retired Celebrate Everyday)

Pearl Embossing powder

Forever Green

Sea Glass

Misc- watercolor cardstock, watercolor brush markers (Artist Loft)


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Lovely Peacock

Hello lovely crafters! Monica here to share a card I made for the Stencil challenge.

peacock

I started with stamping and die cutting the peacock image. I layed the stencil down and added some ink, then moved it slightly to ink with another color. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment, adhered my peacock, sequins and clear dots.

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

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Supplies:
Hero Arts- Color Layering Peacock and Dies, Spiral Petal Stencil, AF394 (Navy, Lemon Yellow, Deep Ocean, Emerald Green)
Distress Inks- Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron


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Corner Birthdays

Today I’m sharing 2 cards I made. I am on the hospitality committee for the PTA at my boys school. We provide a meal once a month for the staff and like to celebrate the staff birthdays too. I’m in charge of making the cards and someone else brings the birthday treats. We only have 2 birthdays this month, but I still kept it super simple.

corner birthday

I stamped the images on both cards then colored. I used the same yellow, green and brown shades on both cards. Adding pink and purple for a more feminine feel on one and keeping the other in more primary tones.I also traced the birthday sentiment in a pink glitter pen for a little sparkle.

corner birthday 2

There is still plenty of time to join our stencil challenge this month for a chance to win! If you’ve messed our special incentive this month, we are also offering a gift card for the blog comments! You will be entered for each days comment you leave and we will have a random drawing for our luck winner!

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

Hero Arts- Irreverent Birthday, black ink

Copics, cardstock, glitter pen


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Happy Birthday

Hello and happy almost end of February! I can’t believe it’s almost over already, but then I’m ready for spring. This card was made for a co-worker of mine. For about two weeks I she just kept saying ” OMG y’all, I’m going to be 24 on my birthday! I’m getting old…” (She’s the youngest in the office, so we gave her a hard time.) I used the sentiment “OMG you are so old” on the inside. Must be nice to just be turning 24… 😉

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I stamped three of the images multiple times on the card and colored them with copics. Added my sentiment under the images and then used some stickles on the flames. This card is pretty quick and would be great to make a set to have on hand or to give as a gift.

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If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

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Supplies:
Black Ink
Copics
Stickles
Heavy cardstock


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What’s the word, Bird?

Hello all, my card today is for the birds! 😉 I’m feeling a little springy lately with the change in weather here in central IL. Tuesday we hit 60, 3 inches of snow Wednesday and 60 again Saturday. The warmer weather inspired me with my card.

whats-the-word

First I stamped the bird and then lined the branch up with his foot. I wanted more a few more branches and then added the flowers and leaves. Added the sentiment at the bottom over lapped with some of the flowers. Once I had everything stamped I trimmed done the panel and adhered it to the cardbase with some pattern papers layered under it. Finished it with some sequins and Nuvo.

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Below is a closer look at my color layered bird. I attempted to make him look like a Robin… using caramel and soft brown for the first layer, soft granite for the second and black for the last layer.

whats-the-word-bird

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

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Supplies:

Hero Arts- CL866 Color Layering Bird, Caramel, Soft Brown, Soft Granite, Black, Cup O’Joe, Orange Soda, Butter Bar, and Forever Green

Misc- cardstock, pattern paper, Doodle Bug sequins, Nuvo drops