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Warm Wishes to You and Yours!!

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Good Morning,

It’s Lisa here today and I am currently out in lovely San Diego, California where we happily will be spending Thanksgiving with both of my sons, for the first time in four years.  I am delighted that my younger son, Alex,  and his wife Acacia were able to make the trip with us and we were all so happy to be here and are very much looking forward to a wonderful day together tomorrow.   I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday and savor every minute you can with your family and friends.

I’d like to send out “Warm Wishes” to all of you and to all the members of the a2z Scrapbooking Group.  I’m so honored and very proud to be a part of this team and totally enjoy all of you and your friendships very much.  This year I am especially “Thankful” to each and every one of you has been so kind, caring and supportive to me as I continue in this my battle to beat Cancer.  I’m so happy to currently be in a “Remission” state and am continuing with treatments to keep me cancer free!  Hopefully, forever!

Today I am sharing a sweet little “One Layer Card” done in a Thanksgiving theme that created not only to Wish you a Very Happy Thanksgiving, but to also inspire you to play in our November Challenge this month.  All of the supplies if used for this card are shown below in the Inlinkz List.  I’m also delighted to give a shout out to Kelly LaTevola, one of our former DT Members and a dear friend, who showed me a great way to add the look of layers/border to a One Layer Card, as shown in her Video HERE!  You rock Kelly, and I think this idea is awesome, which is why I wanted to share it with everyone here!!
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As you can see I used Kelly’s inspiration to add a border to both the top and bottom on my card and love how it gave it a whole new look!   Thanks Kelly, this idea is fantastic and one I know I’ll sure over and over again, whenever I make One Layer Cards.

A list of the products I used on my card, is shown below with Links to the a2z Store.  If you find an item is now out of stock, for there are more goodies you would like to order, please do not hesitate to ask.. We love Custom Orders and are always happy to order for you!  Just send us a message on Etsy and we’ll be happy to do so!  You can also always us my DT Promo code which will save you 15% off any an ALL  order of $25 and up (excluding shipping).  Be sure to enter LISAH15 in the promo code box during the check out process!   Thanks again for shopping with use, thanks for playing in our challenges and thanks so much for being a friend !

Once again, I hope you ALL have  a fantastic Holiday and that you and yours remain very Happy and Healthy for the rest of 2015.    Having the chance to spend this  year with both my boys has been a special “gift” to me makes me one very Happy Momma  – I could not feel more lucky or blessed!    I am so Thankful to have this day together and know I’ll cherish it for a long time!

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To do….

If you are anything like me, I’ll bet you are always making some kind of notes or “To Do Lists” to keep track of everything you need to accomplish.  I find that my lists get bigger and bigger as we get closer to the Holiday or other special events.

I have the wonderful new array of “Planner Products” created by Kelly Purkey for Hero Arts, I’m super excited to share just one idea I came up with using some of my favorite new products.  I thought it would be fun to create a little card that I could put on my fridge to remind me of somethings I need to pick up the grocery store to get ready for some holiday baking.  Kelly has the cutest stamps with a whole new collection, just released.  You find them HERE over at the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  I have also included a Inlinkz list below that will link you to all the Hero products that I used to create my card.
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Don’t forget to check out all the other Design Team posts and wonderful inspiration cards that have provided to encourage your to plan in our Current Challenge.  Our theme for “November” is – “One Layer Cards” and/or “Holiday Cards”.   Please be sure to use at least ONE Main “Hero Arts Product” (Stamp/ Die set/Stencil) etc. on your project so that you will be eligible to win our Monthly prize which is a $25.00 Gift Card to the store.

You can also feel free to use my DT Promo Code “LisaH15” which will save you 15% off ANY and ALL orders of $25 and up – (Excluding Shipping).  Please be sure to enter the Code during the Check out process.   If you are looking for something special and can to find it in the store, PLEASE send us a CONVO on Etsy or simply put in a CUSTOM ORDER.  We will be happy to place an order with Hero for you and ship it off, as soon as it arrives.  Thank you!
You can also find us on the the popular Social Media sites — We are one Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and we welcome new Followers!  You and find links to each below!   Hoping you are enjoying Fall and getting ready for the Holiday…it’s had to believe that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away….where does the time go?

 

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Dream Big….

Hi Everyone,

Happy to be here today to share a new card that I hope you’ll enjoy and one that I also hope will inspire you to join in our current FALL-Themed Challenge which started on October 1st.   It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through October, but the good news is that you still have plenty of time to play along.  Please be sure that your project includes at least ONE major HERO ARTS element and that you submit it to the Inlinkz Gallery, which you can link to directly from the my the right hand side bar.Dream Big

My card features one of my favorite new Stamp ‘n Cut Dies, called – Pierre Cut-Outs and is one of the super cute new designs by Lia.   You’ll also find a link to this sweet little Monkey shown in my Inlinkz product list.  I really love these combo sets and we have several varieties and styles all in the Store now, including some of the older sets which we already have on Sale, please be sure to stop by the SALE section for some great deals on those sets as well as some of Hero’s newly “Retired” products.

I also want to once again note that you can find us many of the most popular social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, all the links are shown below my post and on our sidebar.

If you are shopping, please feel free to use my DT Promo code LISAH15, whcih will save you 15% off any and ALL a2z Store Sales, (of $25 and up excluding shipping) in our ETSY Store! Happy Shopping and Happy Fall!!

Lisa A2z

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Here Kitty Kitty!!

Hi Everyone  – It’s Lisa here today and I have a fun little Hybrid card to share that was created to inspire you with a sneak peak to join our October Challenge, which is all about FALL!  You cn create any type of Fall Project you like, just be sure that it contains at lest one main HERO Arts Product to be eligible to win our monthly prize which is  $25 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking  Store on Etsy.

If you are not familiar with the term Hybrid Cards, they are basically a card that contains both Digital and traditional card making elements.  I started this one using one of the Hero Arts Digital kits, that are Exclusively sold t the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  This kit if call Hero Arts Haunted Digital Set (DC018) and is shown and linked in my Supply list below.  I use Microsoft W[rd to create all my digital cards and  find it very easy.  I simply Insert the “images” onto a blank page and then edit the sizes and such until I have a design I am happy with.l  Once I have that done, I printed it directly onto what will be my card front.  For this card I printed it onto a piece of Hero layering Paper as well as another layer that was created/printed from another Hero Arts Paper set, (see my supply ist below for the name and link).r.  I then cut it to the size I wanted and layered it onto two other matching pieces of Layering paper.  I added Hero Arts Gems to create my Kitty’s eyes and used a Wink of Stella Clear Marker to add sprinkle to the little Pumpkin as well as the Kitty’s eyes.

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This style of card is very fun and easy to create and can easily be duplicated and printed to make a lot of cards super fast. You can also add i digital sentiments or even stamp on a sentiment from you Hero Arts stamp collection!

Before I go I want to remind you to enter your cards into the challenge no later than the 31st of October for this challenge and don’t forget our Current Challenge — Shaker Cards, which need to be submitted by September 30th!    And,  and as always, PLEASE be certain that you are including at least one main Hero Arts products.   We love to browse the Galley and are always excited to see the new entries.

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As always have fun creating and feel free to to visit us on any of the Social Media sites.  We are on Facebook,, Twitter and Instagram and love to have new followers!   Happy Creating and Have FUN!!  If you are heading to the store to shop, you may use my DT Promo code LISAH15, to save 25% off any orders of $25 and up (excluding shipping).  SImply enter the promo code during the check out process and the 15% will automatically be deducted.   Looking fo a Hero Products you an’t find in the store…then PLEASE ask us about it or place a CUSTOM order. Ne items are added back to stock every week and we can always order something special for you!!  We will be happy to do that at any time, as long as the product is still available from Hero Arts.  Thanks for visiting and come by anytime!!

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Christmas Shaker Card!

Hi everyone,

Today, I am excited to be back with my second Shaker Card for this month!  My hope that is you will be inspired to head over to your craft desk and create your own “Shaker Card” to submit to our Challenge.

I had a lot of fun creating this card and used some of my favorite colors, but it’s NOT all purple today!  This card featuires a lot of teal and white and I added my “purple” by using sequins and beads for my shaker elements.   A full list of all the products I used is shown below.  Remember you can find ALL the wonderful Hero Art goodies over at the a2z Store, as you an always use my DT Promo Code to save 15% off of AL your orders of $25 and up (excluding shipping).  SImply enter – LISAH15 during the check out process the it will automatically deduct the 15% from your total !  I LOVE to shop and save too!

Here are a couple pictures of my card and I really hope you’ll like it !   Shaker cards are so popular right now and I’m pretty sure I’ll be making quite a few more for Christmas this year!

Merry Christmas a2z

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Shake Shake Shake!!

It’s Lisa here and I could NOT be happier to be back to share a new card with you and to help inspire you to play along in our brand new September Challenge — Shaker Cards!   I am also so exited and happy to be back and have missed you all very much!   My cancer battle continues, but I am elated to tell you that I am currently in a Remission status and at this time, I no long need to have any chemo or radiation treatments.   It’s like a MIRACLE and I so happy and grateful to my amazing medical team.  I know I have a LONG road ahead, but know that my most recent MRI and CT Scans showed both tumors were basically GONE, is wonderful.   WOOHOO!!

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Being back to creating has been WONDERFUL and I missed it very much.  I had a few really ‘sick’ weeks over the Summer, so feeling good again…is pure JOY !  I wish all of you happiness and good health always.  It is one of the best things in LIFE and feeling good is something that even I once took for granted.  But now not …and never again!  I cherish each and EVERY good day and wish the same for you all.

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I have a lot of fun putting this card together and admit that “Shaker Cards” did scare me a bit, but the more and more I made, the more I LOVED creating them and I’ll bet you will too!  I used ots of my favorite Hero supplies for this card and have linked them all below in my Inlinkz List!   As always you can save 15% OFF of any order of $25 and up (excluding shipping) when you use my DT Promo Code over at the a2z Store,   Please, be sure to enter LISAH15 – during the check out process !   You may use the code as often as you like and it’s valid for ALL products  — Even our SALE ITEMS!   Happy shopping and hope you all have a wonderful week.    We also take CUSTOM ORDERS, so please do not hesitate to ask !   The newest Holiday line is a huge hit and more products come in very week!  If you can’t find something, Please ASK!!    Thanks!

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NOTE:  Don’t forget that we also love Social Media and you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  Links are shown the side bar, which is also where you want to go to enter your “SHAKER” Project into our Inlinkz Gallery.  The September Challenge link is at the very top of the side bar!!     You could be the lucky winner of a $25 gift card for your shopping pleasure at the STORE!   GOOD LUCK!

Lisa A2z

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A New Adventure!!

Hi,
It’s Lisa here to share a fun new card that I created to help inspire you to play in our JUNE — “New Beginnings” challenge.   I have been having so much fun with the new Lia Griffith line and used many of her products to create today’s card.  All of the goodies I used are listed below in the Inlinkz and you can find them all over at the a2z Store.

I must say that I am totally loving Lia’s Inks.  Not only are there fantastic colors, but they are deep and rich and the little cubes are the perfect size to use with her wonderful Cut Out Sets.  I used a variety on this card to color the outfit for my sweet little bear’s outfit. They are also rich in pigment making them a great ink for “Heat Embossing”!  Love Love LOVE!   Here is my card — “Adventure Awaits”, featuring this sweet little Bear, known as Oscar, from this adorable stamp and cut out set DC157, by Lia.   Another great item perfect for using with ALL you die cuts are the “Stick It” Sheets, which make is super fast and easy to add adhesive to any paper or cardstock before you run it through your Die Cut Machine.  I used mine for my little bear and it works perfect with my SIzzix Big Shot!

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New Adventure — June Challenge “New Beginnings” for a2z Scrapbooking!

Please be certain that you use at least ONE main Hero Arts product on your challenge project, so that you are eligible to win!  You’ll want to add your project to the June Submission, which you can click to directly over on the right Side Bar.

If you are headed over to the Store to do some shopping, please use my DT Promo code — LISAH15 — which will save you 15% off ANY and ALL orders of $25 and up (Shipping Excluded).   Simply enter the code during the check out process and you’ll see the 15% automatically deducted!   If you are looking for a product and can’t find it in the STORE, please do NOT hesitate to ask.   We also offer CUSTOM ORDERS! 

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And don’t forger that we now have our very own Facebook Page, Instagram, and we are also on Twitter and Google.   All the hottest Social Media sites we all know and love.  Direct links to each one can be found below my post!

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Oscar — His New Camping Adventure!!

Thanks for stopping by – I will look forward to seeing your creations in our June Challenge!    Good Luck and Happy Creating!!

Lisa A2z


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Happy June! New Beginnings!!!

     Happy June!
          By the time you are reading this post, I will be OFF on Vacation out in SUNNY San Diego, visiting Brian and Megham!   I hope you will all enjoy this NEW Challenge and have fun creating a card that fits into our theme for JUNE “New Beginnings”.   When I first saw this theme, the very first thing that came to mind, WAS “Babies”…I guess because I think babies are so fun and SOME DAY hope to have a “Grand Baby” of my own to Spoil  — Hint Hint to Brian and Alex!  LOL!!
          I created this card with some of the newest adorable stamps that you’ll find over at the a2z Store!   The Inlinkz below will take you directly to store where you can use my DT PROMO code – LISAH15 to save 15% off of any order!  (Shipping is excluded)  —  We ship super fast and our shipping rates are very reasonable!   Happy Shopping!
Dream BIG!!

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Hello Friend!!

    Hi everyone!   I have a new card to share which combines two of the newest Stamps from Hero Arts!    CL862 Color Layering Graphics and CL858 Tea Flowers!    I am so in love with all the newest Hero Arts products!   Be sure to hop on over to the store and see them all.

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This card was fun and easy to create.    I started by stamping the flower and the used my Copic Markers to color it.  I added some highlights with a White Gel Pen and topped it off with some Sparkle from a Wink of Stella Marker.    I added the “Hello Friend” Sentiment and some Pink Bling.     Next, I used a Die Cut and finished if off by layering the frame onto Black and Pink cardstock!

     My card is also being shared to inspire you to join our MAY CHALLENGE — where the theme is “Anything Goes”   Please upload your projects HERE!!

     You’ll find all these wonderful new Hero Products over at the a2z Store!   Feel Free to use my DT PROMO CODE — LISAH15 — to save 15% off any order of $25 and up (excluding shipping).    Happy Shopping and thanks for stopping by!!

Lisa A2z


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Inspiration!!

Just wanted to share two new cards that I hope will help inspire you to enter our May Challenge!   It’s Anything Goes (requires a Hero Arts product) and I have used two of the newest stamps set — now available at a2z!!

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    This post can also be found on My Blog — with more details on these wonderful new products!    Come on OVER!!