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a2z Scrapbooking August 2018 Challenge

Hi everyone! Here’s to a new month! And that means a new challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking Blog! Our challenge this month is Anything Goes! We know everyone loves this particular theme and we’re happy to indulge you! Create whatever your heart desires!

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We have some amazing inspiration from a few of our design team members to inspire you to play! Take a look…

Arlene
Arlene
Supplies used:
Hero Arts “In the Study” stamp set and die cuts
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic Markers
Ribbon
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Midnight Blue
Vagabond die cut machine


Cindy
Cindy
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Classic Number Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Leaf and Floral Background Cling Stamp
Hero Arts Ombre Ink (Pink to RedButter to Orange)


Leslie
Leslie
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Weird and Wonderful stamp set
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Ombre Purple Sequins
Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Versamark ink



CHALLENGE RULES & PRIZES:

As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is the Hero Arts Constellation Digital Kit!

And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts and/or Sugartree Stamps products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! The Winner and Top 3 will be announced on the 7th of this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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Be The Rainbow

Hello Friends – Annie here with my first project and post for A2Z Scrapbooking as part of this amazing Design Team. I am so honored to be here with all of you.

For this post I created a simple card using the Hero Arts Silly Scapes Digital Stamp which can be found in the A2Z Scrapbooking Store. I wanted to create a fun and bright silly city – what’s more fun than a bright rainbow!

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I started by printing the Silly Scape Digital Set onto white heavy weight cardstock  – which includes the Silly building and cloud background. Then, I ran the building through my Scan N Cut Machine. I trimmed the cloud background, along with my card base and a strip of grey cardstock.  Next, I colored the building with my Spectrum Noir Markers in rainbow order.

Then,  for a total of 4 trees – I cut tree base using Lawn Fawn die and some Anna Griffin leaves (which I turned into trees) I also punched a small circle using a Fiskars punch for my tree top for soft  shape from brown and green cardstock. I used a Hello die from Your Next Stamp – I cut 4 of them from black cardstock. Next, I layered and adhered the trees (aka leaves), the hello. Set them aside to dry.

Now, I adhered the cloud print to the card base. Next, I used foam adhesive to raise the building a bit from the background. I then tucked the strip of grey cardstock just under the building for a sidewalk. Next, I tucked a few trees behind the buildings and layered two in front of the building using a bit of foam adhesive to make them even. Then, I adhered the hello on the top. For a finishing touch I used a bit of Wink of Stella in clear on the hello.

I hope you create your very own Silly Scape rainbow city. I can’t wait to see what you create!!

Annie

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Please join us in this month’s “Birthday Bash” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Etsy 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 Annie15 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 with-in the shop.

  • Hero Arts Silly Scapes Digital Stamp
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Recollections Heavy Weight cardstock in White, Grey, Black, Green and Brown
  • Lawn Fawn – Stitched tree boarder
  • Anna Griffin – Mini 3D Flower Die (leaves only)
  • Fiskars Circle Punch-  Small
  • Zig Wink of Stella – Clear

 

 

 

 

 

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a2z Scrapbooking July 2018 Challenge

Hi everyone! Here’s to a new month! And that means a new challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking Blog! Our challenge this month is Birthday Bash and we’d love to see your birthday project!

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We have some amazing inspiration from a few of our design team members to inspire you to play! Take a look…

Arlene
Arlene
Supplies used:
Hero Arts digi kit Birthday Bash at A2Z Scrapbooking
Little B Handwritten dies
Oxide inks- fossilized amber, cracked pistachio, faded jeans,  and iced spruce
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – ripened pumpkin & midnight blue
Copic markers E30 for the cake with B91, B24 for the platter and candles
Vagabond die cut machine


Cindy
Cindy
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies
Hero Arts Delicate Petals Stencil
Hero Arts Say It All Clear Stamp
Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (Red Royal)
Ranger Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire)
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Wink of Stella (Clear)
White Gel Pen
Black Marker


Annie
Annie
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Silly Scape
Spectrum Noir Markers
Recollection black, green, brown & Gray cardstock
Lawn Fawn die (tree base)
Fiskars circle punch (tree top)
Anna Griffin die (leaves)


Leslie
Leslie
Supplies used:
Taylored Expressions Snow White cardstock, Marco’s Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pineapple Punch DSP
Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail stamp set
Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail Inks: Dandelion, Ultra Pink and Black ink
Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink
Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut
Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops
Fiskars Corner Rounder


CHALLENGE RULES & PRIZES:
As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Hero Arts Silly Scape!

And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts and/or Sugartree Stamps products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! The Winner and Top 3 will be announced on the 7th of this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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Cheers using Sugartree Stamps Mr & Mrs digital kit

Hi! It’s Sue. I have a new card for you. Its a card that could be used for a variety of occasions – celebrations, anniversaries, weddings, new homes, new boat. I kept the colors monochromatic, in line with the current challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking.

Here’s my card

I printed the “cups” digital stamp and the “cheers” sentiment digital stamp from Sugartree Stamps KN005 Mr & Mrs digital kit with my inkjet printer onto cardstock. Sugartree Stamps digital kits are available exclusively at a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. I trimmed the panel to just smaller than an A2 card. I added color to the champagne flutes using Copic markers C2 and C3. I had watched people use the “flick” technique with Copics and gave that a try. I flicked from the edges of the flutes, towards the centers. I started with C2, added C3 and went over that again with C2. I think it looks like the light is shining through the champagne.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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 Sue15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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a2z Scrapbooking June 2018 Challenge

Hi everyone! Here’s to a new month! And that means a new challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking Blog! Our challenge this month is “Monochrome” and we’d love to see your project using various shades of one color – any color!

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We have some amazing inspiration from a few of our design team members to inspire you to play! Take a look…

Arlene
Arlene
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Spiral Stencil at A2Z
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies at A2Z
Hero Arts Ombre Butter to Orange Ink
VersaFine Ink
Vagabond die cut machine


Leslie
Leslie
Supplies used:
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, Pool Party cardstock
Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon ink
Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses stamp set
Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil
Iridescent Silver Glimmer Mist
Spectrum Noir markers
Stamp Platform


Cindy
Cindy
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp and Cut
Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut
Hero Arts Yes Stamp and Cut
Hero Arts Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia
Memories Dye Ink (Sand)
iCraft Deco Foil (Rose Gold)


Char
Char
Supplies used:
Wonderful Stamp and Cut
Liquid Watercolors
Ombre Ocean Sequins
Pool Mixed Cards
Mermaid Stamp and Cut (custom order at no extra cost)
Prismacolor Pencils


CHALLENGE RULES & PRIZES:
As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Hero Arts Summer Travel Words!

And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts and/or Sugartree Stamps products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! The Winner and Top 3 will be announced on the 7th of this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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Go Wild with Hero Arts Digital Download

So, I realised there was one digital download I had yet to use and it is the Hero Arts Digital Download Go Wild DK117 which has a groovy leopard and zebra print and so this layout is all about using those and of course, flowers, for the ‘flower power’ theme.  They just look so groovy.  I coloured them in photoshop and printed them out on gloss photo paper and cut them up into strips to create my photo matt.  They were a bit too clean and even though I stamped around the edges, I still wanted to grunge things up a bit and so I grabbed some brown ink and dribbled that around the edges.  I was happy then!

Jacobi-a2zaprilgowild1After that it is the ever arduous job of digging through my huge supply of ephemera and finding the right pieces to use.  I think that is the part I enjoy the least in the creative process, just having to find the pieces I want with regards to ephemera, perhaps I am just lazy, I am not sure, I just find it tedious is all.  Anyway, lots of flowering and embossing of chipboard and die cutting and then loads of blingy embellishment to finish it off.  It is all pretty groovy and comes together nicely – I think so anyway.  Couple of close ups.

Now I have this new family with all these children in my life, I have an abundance of photo’s to use and so I must print some out.  Too funny, I went from a really boring life in the city, on the outskirts more so to a busy life in rural New South Wales, Australia and with 4 children now there are always photo opportunities to be taken advantage of.  Whereas before, we never did anything and were totally non social and so I never had anything to take photo’s of which is why I started leaving a blank canvas.  Funny how life changes, as long as it is always for the better.

Stay well people, remember to smile and take the time to appreciate everything that passes you by.  Smiles, Delia

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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 Delia15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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a2z Scrapbooking April 2018 challenge

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Hi everyone! Here’s to a new month! And that means a new challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking Blog! Our challenge this month is “Flower Power” and we’d love to see your project using flowers – as separate embellishments, as part of the image or in the papers!

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We have some amazing inspiration from a few of our design team members to inspire you to play! Take a look…

Kristina
kristina
Supplies Used:
NEW TO OUR STORE Sugartree Stamps: Mothers Digital Stamp
Copic Markers


Arlene
Arlene
Supplies used:
A2Z Scrapbooking Flowering Magnolia wood stamp  (remember that there is a matching die for this lovely flower – you may have to custom order if the stamp is not in the store at the moment)
Copic markers BG0000 and B21
Spellbinders Arched Windows 1
Vagabond die cut machine


Char
Char
Supplies used:
Dragonfly Fancy Die
Pretty Blossoms digital flowers
Branch Wreath Die
Vellum
Diamond Stickles
Diamond Stencil
Alcohol Inks (citrus, silver)
White Cardstock
Enamel Dots
Ribbon from stash


Sue
Sue
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Bright Blossoms digital kit PT003
Hero Arts Chalkboard Frames & Messages DK1113
copic markers
ruler


Leslie
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Supplies used:
Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers Digital Kit
White cardstock
Wink of Stella


ANNOUNCEMENT & GIVEAWAY

Before we get to the Challenge Rules & Prizes, we have an announcement… We are now expanding our store inventory and have added a brand new digital stamp brand, Sugartree Stamps! You can find the full announcement with a peek at all the new stamps on the Coffee Lovers Collab Hop and put your name in the hat to win the whole new release HERE!


CHALLENGE RULES & PRIZES:
As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Hero Arts April Showers Digital Kit!


And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts and/or Sugartree Stamps products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! The Winner and Top 3 will be announced on the 7th of this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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One-of-a-Kind Digi Duel

Hi, friends, today’s digi duel is brought to you by Arlene and me, Chark. On the 11th of each month, two design team members use that month’s digital prize to create cards and duel to see who uses the digi better…we fight to the death!

Well, maybe I overstate it a bit…but it IS fun to see two designers use the same kit and see what they come up with. (No design team members were injured in the making of this post.)

Here’s the One-of-a-Kind stamp set we used.

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Here’s Arlene’s take on the One-of-a-Kind digi kit (the prize for March’s Anything Goes Challenge). These cutie birds are missing you! Clean and simple, this design cleverly uses colored paper and digi stamps to make a fast no-color card that you can pop in the mail to a long-distance buddy in no time!

Arlene’s Supplies:

My (Chark’s) card uses a sentiment and two different flower stamps included in the digi set. I tried to make the different flower stand out by making it black in a sea of pink. I added Silver Chrome marker and white highlights to the flower and added glitter gumdrops that match the pink. The dotted paper was a little scrap I had. I’m trying to organize and use those scraps!

Chark’s Supplies:

One-of-a-Kind Hero Arts digi set

•Pink card stock

Chrome marker

White Uniball pen

Glitter gumdrops

Happy Sunday!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 DLT15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 


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a2z Scrapbooking March 2018 challenge

Hi everyone! Here’s to a new month! And that means a new challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking Blog! Our challenge this month is “Anything Goes” and we can’t wait to see what you create!

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We have some amazing inspiration from a few of our design team members to inspire you to play! Take a look…

Arlene
Arlene
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Spiral Stencil at A2Z
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies at A2Z
Hero Arts Ombre Butter to Orange Ink
VersaFine Ink
Vagabond die cut machine


Leslie
Leslie
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Make Your Own Digital Kit Sewing Fashion
Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Night of Navy cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Nuvo Midnight Blue and Morning Dew Crystal Drops


Sue
Sue
Supplies Used:
Hero Arts CM231 Layered Topiary
Hero Arts Moss Hybrid ink
Hero Arts Green Hills ink
Hero Arts Pine ink
Hero Arts Charcoal ink


Cindy
Cindy
Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Layered Topiary
Hero Arts Frame Cuts – Layered Topiary
Hero Arts Kelly’s Floral Tile Stencil
Hero Arts Mini Ink Cube – Amy’s Shades of Green
Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door)
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger Stickles (Cool Mint)


CHALLENGE RULES & PRIZES:
As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Hero Arts One of a Kind! How cute is this?!

And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! The Winner and Top 3 will be announced on the 7th of this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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Words of Love Digital Duel

Hi, friends, today we have two fab team members dueling it out with the Hero Arts Words of Love digi stamps. Each month on the 11th, two team members will take the same digital stamp set (which is the monthly prize for our challenge) and see who can turn the stamps into the best project. While there are no swords and no real winners, it’s always a blast to see how two different designers take the same stamp and make it their own. We get inspiration from both projects, so I guess we’re the winners!

This month the digi is Words of Love and if you enter our challenge, you could be the randomly drawn winner of this February prize.  If want this one sooner, you can hop over to the store and pick it up for just $6.49! You can use any manufacturer’s products to enter for this versatile digi, but if you use Hero Arts products and you’re randomly chosen, you’ll win BOTH the digi set AND a $20 gift code to the store.

 

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And now, En Garde! Here’s Arlene’s take with this perfect-for-February stamp set.

  • Hero Arts digital kit “Words of Love” at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Copic markers RV09, RV11, B21 and B95
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
  • Assorted scrap papers
  • Scoring board for making the back folding panel to connect the postage die-cuts together
  • Vagabond die cut machine

And Cindy parries with this project using the same stamps.

Supplies:

•Hero Arts Digi Stamp – Words Of Love,

•Prismacolor Coloring pencils, Black Gel Pen, Black Marker

•Penny Blacking cutting die – Cut Out Border

 

That was fun! Thanks to Arlene and Cindy for entertaining us and thank you for joining us for the February Digital Duel, it’s cool to see the projects side by side and it’s hardly dangerous at all!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 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

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 insert your code here 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 with-in the shop.