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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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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.

 

 

 


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a2z Scrapbooking February 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 “It’s a Love Thing” and we’d love to see your love-themed project using primarily RED and/or PINK!

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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  Butterfly Fancy Die at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch – 1 1/2 inch & Mini Roses
Little B Handwritten (i love you)
Rinea Double Sided Foiled Paper (Patriotic Variety Pack
Vagabond Die Cut Machine


Cindy

Supplies used:
Hero Arts Stencil – Love Swirls
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut – Floral Heart by Lia
Hero Arts Clear Stamp – You Are My Happy
Hero Arts Color Cubes – Jayne’s Fall Color (Strawberry)
Hero Arts Pigment Ink – Unicorn
White Embossing Powder
White Gel Pen
Nuvo Crystal Drops


Char
Char
Supplies used:
Baseball Brads 
Hero Arts Diamond Stencil
120 lb White Cardstock
Hero Arts Strawberry Ink 
Kraft Paper
Ink Dauber with cap
Red Vellum


Leslie
Leslie
Supplies used:
White and pink cardstock
Hero Arts Words of Love Digital Kit
Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut
Stitched Oval Layers dies
Alcohol Markers, Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Hero Arts Large Antique Pearls
Hero Arts Crimson 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 Hero Arts Words of Love!

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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December 2017 Challenge Winners

Hello, crafty friends! Leslie here to announce the Winner and Top 3 from last month’s “Make It Pop” challenge. A huge THANKS to everyone who participated – we sure enjoyed perusing those gorgeous entries! You’ll remember the prize up for grabs was the Hero Arts Birthday Bash Digital Kit.

So, our randomly-chosen winner of the digital kit is…

#24 Monika Reeck
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Congratulations, Monika! Please email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to receive your digital kit and your winner’s badge!

And our Top 3 are…

#16 Alicia OBryant
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#15 J Atterbury
TP2 #15 J Atterbury

#26 Time – Priya
TP3 #26 Time-Priya

Congrats to our Top 3! Please email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to receive your Top 3 badge!

Thanks again to all for playing in our challenge last month, and thanks for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” 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 Leslie15 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 January 2018 Challenge

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! It’s Leslie, new a2z challenge coordinator, here this morning to announce our January challenge at the a2z Scrapbooking Blog! Before I get to the details, on behalf of a2z Scrapbooking, I’d like to say thanks to Kymona, the outgoing challenge coordinator, for all your love and dedication to a2z Scrapbooking over the last 3-1/2 years! You will be missed tremendously and we hope you’ll find the time to play in our challenges every now and then!

Okay, on to our challenge… this month it’s “New To Me” — use something new you received over the holidays, use an unused stamp from an older stamp set you’ve had in your stash a while, try a new technique, etc.

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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
New technique – scored crisscrossed lines

Supplies used:
1. Hero Arts Make Your Own at A2Z Scrapbooking
2. Hero Arts rounded square die (no longer made)
3. Distress Ink Fired Brick
4. Spellbinders Nestabilities die
5. Vagabond die cut machine
6. Martha Stewart scoring board


Leslie
New technique – using alcohol inks on Yupo paper
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Supplies used:
1. Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut
2. Versamark
3. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
4. GKD White and Cranberry cardstock
5. Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock
6. Ranger Yupo Paper
7. Ranger Eggplant, Purple Twilight and Cranberry alcohol inks
8. Isopropyl alcohol
9. Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
10. Purple Darice Foamies foam


Cindy
New stamp – Scribble Bold Print
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Supplies used:
1. Hero Arts Cling Stamp – Scribble Bold Print
2. Hero Arts Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies
3. Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Produce and Seeds
4. Hero Arts Stamp and Cut – So Sorry
5. VersaMark Watermark Ink Stamp Pad
6. Clear Embossing Powder
7. White Embossing Powder
8. Ranger Distress Ink – Barn Door, Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender


Chark
New digis – The Firmament Stars/Constellations/Planets Digital Stamp Set
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Supplies used:
1. The Firmament Digital Kit
2. Distress Oxides (Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean)
3. Darice Star Rhinestone stickers
4. Black Notecard


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 Winter Papers!

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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Love you Valentine

 Hello everyone, Monica M here and I hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays. I can’t believe Christmas is over already and the new year is almost here. With the new year fast approaching that means this is my last post with the A2Z team and Valentines Day will be here before we know it! So I better get some cards done and not wait until the last minute.

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I used a heart image from an older set to stamp in three different colors across the front of my card panel, before die cutting the sentiment out. I then die cut the sentiment three times from red cardstock and die cut the three hearts. To make the sentiment match I ran the ink pad across some white cardstock and then die cut it ( seen below). I adhered my panel on a red cardbase. I glued the the three red and one gray sentiment pieces together before adding them to the card. I then adhered the hearts with pop dots, so they would have some added dimension as well.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t for get you have a few more days to link up for the challenge. Happy New Year!

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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 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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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

 

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.