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Bold Floral Stencil Love

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Hi there, it’s Angie here with a card for our December Challenge!

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I think I really have a thing for stencils and this is one of my favs ever!

Hero Arts Bold Floral Stencil, used with Distress Oxide inks, Hero Arts Acetate for see through window, white embossing powder with Versamark ink, Gina K heavyweight card stock, and black fun foam.  I made this background some time ago but didn’t do anything with it….then I decided to make a card similar to one I had made a few months ago for a DT post on a2zscrapbooking. (It was more CAS.)  I usually prefer CAS designs, but I like the busy-ness of this stencil with the oxides and black contrast.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” 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 Angie15 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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November 2017 Challenge Winner

Hiya, it’s Chark here today to announce the random generator winner from our November Challenge, “Winter.” We had a lot of beautiful entries and we loved seeing your Winter projects. The winner of the digital kit Hero Arts Vintage Travel is Deepti!

How cute is this little wrapped up little fox? So cute! Congratulations, Deepti, please email me at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to claim your digi prize!

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Time to announce the runners-up who receive a Top 3 badge for their blogs or to brag about on FB. Please email the above address to get your badge.

Karen is first with this adorable Raccoon Christmas card…and I didn’t even know raccoons celebrated the holidays, but clearly this one does—see his little Santa hat? So cute!

Our next runner-up is Lynnea with this classic tree card with a little something extra…the die cut is inlaid and the sides are red…so festive!

Our final runner-up is Berina, with a lovely wreath card…it would make any recipient feel joy!

Congratulations to everyone and thank you all so much for entering the Winter Challenge this month. Don’t forget to enter our Make It Pop challenge for December for your chance to win the Birthday Bash digital and (if you use Hero Arts) $20 to the a2z Scrapbooking store.

Happy Thursday!


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Make it Pop” 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 CHARK15 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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Digital Duel with Birthday Bash

Today’s digital duel is starring Arlene and me, Chark, along with the Hero Arts Birthday Bash digital kit. This is the prize for the winner this month of our Make It Pop challenge. You can use any products to win this digi kit…and if you use Hero Arts products on your project, you could also win $20 to the a2z store!

Here’s Arlene’s darling card for her darling granddaughter. She used shades of purple for the cupcake and a large sentiment from the kit inside. You can see more on Arlene’s blog here.

And here’s my take for a masculine birthday. I used washi tape in gold chevron for stripes, printed the sentiment the color it already is (teal) and added a candle from the kit for the letter i.

I used a white Uniball gel pen to make stripes and dots on the candle and letters and Stickles for the flame. I mounted the sentiment on some teal cardstock, then white then a pool notecard. So fast and easy!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Make it Pop” 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 discount code ARLENE15 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 December 2017 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  We are back with another fabulous challenge this month for 2017!!  I can’t believe we are here again.  Time really flies by when you are having fun.

Before I share what our last challenge of 2017 is, I wanted to say that the last three and a half years on this team have been amazing.  I’ve had so much fun with all of the challenges and watching all of you really step out of the box with your creations.  This will be my last time hosting this challenge so why not go out with a bang, right!!!

Our new challenge this month is “Make It Pop”!

For this challenge we are looking for Tons of Dimension used on your projects!

Challenge Rules:

Instead of just using Hero Arts products on your project you can use any products you have in your stash. Yayyyyyy!!  So for this new challenge create a project that showcase our challenge clue!  Be creative with this challenge.

This challenge should really pop.  DT Char, DT Leslie and DT Arlene created three awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us this month.

Take a look:

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Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.

New Prizes:

One challenge winner will be randomly chosen and will receive the digi stamp of the month. This month’s digi is Birthday Bash . If the winner uses a Hero Arts product, they also receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  The lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of January!!

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Supplies used:

Char

Paper Layering Bear
Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean
Go Wild Digi Kit
Ornaments Infinity Dies
Gansai Tambi pearl watercolors (special order)

Lesile

Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot (special order from a2z Scrapbooking at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot Frame Cuts (special order from a2z Scrapbooking at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Moss Ink
Hero Arts Fresh Lawn
Hero Arts Lime Green Ink
Hero Arts Grape Juice Ink
Hero Arts Aegean Ink
Hero Arts Indigo Ink
Hero Arts Rose Madder Ink

Arlene

Hero Arts digital kit Caffeine Fix at A2Z Scrapbooking.
Hero Arts Spiral Stencil at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs dies – Macarons
Yum stamp is unidentified,
Vagabond die cut machine

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!


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One Layer Winter Trio

Hello Monica M here with 3 cards to share today. I got a little stamp happy in the craft room. I’m in the Christmas mood and still a lot of cards to finish so I can get them mailed out! I was hoping to have my cards almost done before now… I do this to myself almost every year. I’m a procrastinator and mom of 3 boys, one of which has his first job sooo… Any who… on to the cards.

I started by masking the area I wanted to stamp to create my own stamped panel. Once the background was complete, I stamped my image in a darker color so that the words wouldn’t be seen through the image.

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I had to let the dark ink dry a little since I stamped the image multiple times to make sure it was opaque. Once the ink was dry I used VersaMark so that I could emboss the images using the White Satin Pearl powder.

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I repeated the steps to create a trio of cards, changing the color and themes slightly. I loved how simple this was, and helped to get three cards done relatively quick. I think it took about an hour and that includes the time it took me to decide on which sentiments, images, and colors to use.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter” 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 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Winter Forest Digital & Christmas Messages

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Hi, it’s Angie here with some inspiration for this month’s “Winter Challenge”.  I used a digital set combined with sentiment stamp set, see the list below for links!

This card was super easy since I used the digital background, printed it up and die cut it then adhered it to a brown panel then the card base.  I added the heat embossed sentiment that was cut with a banner die up on foam tape for dimension.  Lastly I added lots of sparkle to the trees and snow with a sparkle pen!

It’s hard to see all the shine on the trees and snows from the sparkle pen, but I tried to capture it in the picture below:

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Winter” 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 Angie15 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 November 2017 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  We are back with another fabulous challenge this month.

Our new challenge this month is “WINTER”!

New Challenge Rules:

Instead of just using Hero Arts products on your project you can use any products you have in your stash. Yayyyyyy!!  So for this new challenge create a project that showcase our challenge clue!  Be creative with this challenge.

This challenge will be pretty interesting.  The DT Angie created this awesome project to inspire you to play along with us this month.

Take a look:

 

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Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.

New Prizes:

One challenge winner will be randomly chosen and will receive the digi stamp of the month. This month’s digi is Vintage Travel. If the winner uses a Hero Arts product, they also receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  The lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of December!!

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Supplies used:

Angie
Hero Arts “Winter Forest” Instant Digital Download
Hero Arts “Christmas Messages”
Red Nuvo drops
Hero Arts brown ink
Gina K Cardstock

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

 


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We Wish you…

Hello everyone! Monica M here with a card for our October challenge. Today’s card was inspired by a video I was watching earlier. I liked the sketch she used and instantly thought I could use the silhouettes on it with a little watercolor.

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I heat embossed the images and cut the squares. Added a little black watercolor to make the images standout. I stamped the sentiment before die cutting it out with a circle die. I then mounted my stamped panels on some red pattern paper. Adhered all of my pieces on the cardbase.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” 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

 

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 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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September 2017 Challenge Winners

Hi, friends, Chark here today with the fun job of announcing the winner and runners-up for the September CASE a designer challenge. As always, we love seeing what you come up with for the challenge and are impressed by the talent we see…so a big THANK YOU to all who participated.
The winner, with the most votes from the Design Team this month, is Zelda, with this lovely Dahlia card…aren’t the colors just beautiful? I love the partial stenciling and bold sentiment. She has CASEd Angie’s card below. Zelda, email me at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to get your $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store and your blog button.
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The Design Team picks out three runners-up each month whose projects have inspired us or wowed us. Each of these three receive a blog button to tell the world how awesome we think they are. Please email me at  email me at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to get your blog button.
Our first runner-up is Greta with a wonderful metallic fall card. She has CASEd Ilina’s card below. The vellum with the copper sentiment is really striking with the black background.
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Our second runner-up is Daria with her CASE of Michele…It’s such an interesting design using the top third of the card and second generation stamping that I think I may have to give this one a shot. I probably don’t have the exact flowers as either Michele or Daria, but it looks like any will work to pull off this beauty.
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Our third runner-up is Gwendolyn, who has CASEd Helen’s card in an eye-popping and beautiful way. Her red and white design really emphasizes the beauty of the leaves.
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Thanks again to all the entrants and congrats to our winners. This month’s challenge is Watercolor…hope to see lots of entries!
As you probably know, a2z Scrapbooking was founded to support charities that address those with Behcet’s Disease and Celiac Disease and every purchase you make helps others…Our purchasing manager (who runs the store) has a big heart and wanted to share yet another way our blog readers (and all of us here at a2z) could help others. This post from Katherine Cosimano shares how being creative and kind can do good in the world.

 

“We are all hurting badly since the horrible events in Las Vegas. Many of you have expressed a desire to help.

After the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, I put out the call for handmade cards for the families of the victims. At that time, our amazing community of card makers came out in droves, and filled my mailbox with nearly a thousand cards, written with messages of comfort and love (see picture, below)

I would like to organize a similar card drive for the families of victims of the Las Vegas massacre. The act of creating and writing in cards may be healing for us… it will certainly be a kind and loving gesture for the families who are hurting so badly right now. I will be happy to collect, package, and deliver these cards, likely to a central distribution center who will be able to get them to the families.

Consider making cards in your card groups and classes, church groups, and/or special events. Dig into your stashes. Keep your cards simple. The messages are more important than the images.

There are currently 59 victims 😥 Cards should be written in, but not put in envelopes nor addressed to any specific victim.

Thank you in advance for your efforts. Let’s let these families know they are not alone in their sorrow!!!”

Katherine Cosimano
10579 SW Cam Run
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987

chark!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” 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 CHARK15 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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World Cardmaking Day Fun with Go Wild Digis

Hi, cardmaking buddies! So excited for World Cardmaking Day! For the first time here at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies, we’re celebrating with some blog fun.

First, take a look at this z-folded card I made…it’s my first fun-fold card. I love watching videos of how talented people create crazy fun-fold cards like those box cards that open into a 3-D project, but they seem too complicated for me, so I stay away from fancy stuff 🙂 This was super easy, though, all I had to do was cut an 5.5″x11″ piece of cardstock, score it in the middle and then score and fold back the front piece.

I printed the zebra stripes and then colored them with Tombow markers in pink and yellow, trimmed and adhered it to the card. I printed out the sentiment and colored it with purple and blue Tombows (using a waterbrush to pull the color up for an ombre look). I mounted that sentiment on cardstock and then adhered the little panel to the front fold of the card. Easy!! I couldn’t decide if I should add embellies, but the paper and multi-colored words seem like enough pizazz 🙂

And just for World Cardmaking Day, only our favorite readers and customers (that’s you!) get a 25% discount on the store! From October 7 (8am EDT) until October 8 (11:59pm EDT) you can pile whatever you want into your cart and then enter the code WorldDay25 and bam! you get your discount (except the clearance items, which are already priced crazy low).

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. That means you get your discount on brand-new holiday stamps and dies like this adorable Color Layering Baby Penguin set or Winter Silhouette set from Hero Arts.

 

You also get the 25% off for your supplies, like Nuvo Gilding Flakes and Glitter Paste, Chibi Lights, and the Wagner Heat Gun.

 

And you get 25% off your basics, like Gina K 120 lb Premium cardstock, Hero Arts cards/envelopes and adhesives! Who can’t use a discount on more glue pens and Stick-it sheets?

This weekend only, we have a flash challenge and giveaway to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. To enter create any card with a fun fold beyond the basic fold…a gateway fold, a z fold, or whatever fun way you think of to make your card just a little different from an ordinary card. Be sure to link back to us on your post, and enter your post in the rafflecopter directly below. If you do that by Sunday, October 8th at 11:59pm EDT, you’ll be entered to win $20 to the a2z Scrapbooking store. The Rafflecopter giveaway directly below has even more chances to win if you don’t have the time to create a card! Have fun, enjoy the creative weekend and stock up on some goodies to celebrate.

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Everyone who enters a card in this challenge this weekend will receive the free Hero Arts digital stamp, Spooky Labels. Perfect for Halloween treat bags, invitations or cards and scrapbook layouts—this set is exclusive to a2z Scrapbooking. We have the exclusive rights to all of the Hero Arts digital stamps, so if you want them, you can only find them here! Provide a way for us to reach you (through your blog or in the comments) and we’ll email the digital set to all our entrants. DT Member Donna used them for her classy treat bags.

 

If you’re looking for some tips on how to use our Hero Arts digital stamps, Kristina has a video post here to walk you through some of the basics. They’re fun to use and easy and you can size them however you want. Often, I don’t even manipulate the stamp, I just print and color and add to my cards…but there are a lot of ways to use them.

For more inspiration, check out DT member Leslie’s fun-fold card here  and Cindy’s fun-fold card here.  They’re amazing!

Happy World Cardmaking Day! Oh, and check back on Monday, October 9th, to see the September Challenge Winners!

 

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Watercolor” 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 CHARK15 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.