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With Much Sadness…

As many of you know, a2z scrapbooking was founded to raise awareness & funds for celiac and behcets diseases. One of our founders and volunteers, Linda Crissman, suffered from behcets herself for many years. It is with deep sadness that I’m here today to let you know of her passing.

Linda courageously battled the side effects of this horrible disease for many years, continuing her work here at a2z despite her condition, because she was passionate about both the cause and paper crafting in general. She loved Hero Arts products, her favorite part of her work her was doing the product ordering and browsing the new catalogs. She loved scrapbooking, and making scrapbook gifts for her friends and family. She loved her friends and family.

She passed peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends & is being laid to rest today in her hometown. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to American Behcet’s Disease Association – ABDA, PO Box 80576, Rochester, MI 48308 or http://www.behcets.com, you can read Linda’s full obituary here.

I know this news leaves you with many questions about the blog and store. We will ultimately be closing our doors. The store is Linda’s legacy and going on with-out her is too painful. Items in the store will begin being discounted in the coming weeks. We will be having our final challenge in October.

We would like to thank everyone for their continued support, patronage and friendship over the years.


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Poetic Petals is One of a Kind

I used a similar written background on a card here.   You can see that card right after my inspiration card below, however, I had printed everything right side up on that card.  You can see that I somehow copied the “Play in the Sunshine” and turned it upside down, not realizing it until I printed it.  I still saved it and I’m using it now.  I think the flower helps cover that part of the message enough that it won’t be noticeable when I give the card to a “one of a kind” friend.  That’s my reasoning, anyway, and I’m going to stick with it!

Come have some fun with us and enter the challenge of Anything Goes this month.  I’m at A Bit of This and That all the time!

Previous card on June 11, 2018 where I printed everything right side up and also printed the background above.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

SeptPlease join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 

 


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September Guest Designer

Hello,

Please join me and welcome our September Guest Designer, Helen Gullet.  She is a former a2z DT member, and currently she is an IG coordinator for Coffee Loving Cardmaker and several other design teams.

Helen the floor is all yours.

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Hello crafty friends, I am so thrilled to be a guest designer today at a2zscrapbooking! This month’s challenge theme is Anything Goes and here’s my projects:
I go with coffee and tea just becuase I love them both as my favorite drinks. On my first card, I use the Kit-Tea Stamp & Cut set.
I stamped the flowers and leaves image on a watercolor paper with VersFine Onyx Black ink pad. And then, on my craft mat, I scribble some of the Double-Ended markers (yellow and red), spray with water, and then I smooshed in the watercolor paper. I cut it out with one of the rectangle dies and I added it on a yellow card with E-z Runner Grand.
I stamped the cat in a cup image with same ink pad, and the I colored it with the same markers and waterbrush. After that, I dried it with craft heater and then cut it with the matching die. I added on the card with 3D foam tape. Next, I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with the same ink pad and then trimmed it into sentiment label. I added it on the top left card with 3D foam tape also.
Next project is this CAS coffee card:
Pretty simple to make. I started with creating the gradient square watercolored background. On an acrylic block, I scribble some of the Double Ended markers (red and pink), I sprayed it with water, and then I stamped it on a watercolor paper. I let it sit on the card for a while and held it with some more stamping block.
While waiting for the watercolor paint to dry, I stamped the mug with Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad on another watercolor paper. I dried the ink with craft heater and then colored it with the Double Ended Markers and waterbrush. After that, I dried it with craft heater and then I fussy cut it with microtips scissors. I stamped the foam and sentiment on the cup with Mini MISTI using Memento Cocoa ink pad.
I removed the acrylic blocks from the watercolor paper, then I trimmed it slightly smaller than the white card base. I added the background paper on the card with E-Z Runner Grand, and then I added the coffee mug in the middle of it with 3D foam tape. I decorated it with some natural twine ribbon.

 

Supplies used:
– VersaFine Onyx Black
– Delicata Golden Glitz
– Memento Cocoa
– Leisure Arts Double Ended Markers
– Canson Watercolor Paper
– White cardstock
– Waterbrush
– Mini MISTI
– E-Z Runner Grand
– 3D foam tape
– Natural Twine Ribbon
– Rectangles Dies
– Gemini Jr. Diecutting Machine
– Microtips Scissors
– Craft Heater
That’s all my projects today! I cannot wait to see what you will create for this month’s challenge!
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Thank you so much for guest designing for us this month Helen!!

You can visit Helen on her blog post: Helen G. Design

You can also visit her in these social medias:  Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Flickr

 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements! Hero Arts Monthly Challenge SeptPlease join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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.

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.


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Hero Arts Santa Snacks Gingerbread Cookie Wreath

Hello there,

 

Cindy here to share a fun Christmas card!  We could string popcorn necklace to trim a tree and hang candy cane as ornaments.  So why not display a gingerbread cookie wreath?!  😀

 

I white heat embossed the gingerbread man mulitple times on a selection of brown card stocks and die cut.  Next I stamped the leaves in distress inks and die dut.   Then I arranged and glued the die cut pieces on a round die cut.  The sentiment is white heat embossed onto pink vellum.  The wreath is then glued onto a pattern paper panel and then onto a white card base.  To decorate the wreath I added a few holly leaves, and wine colored sequins.

I thought the gingerbread men were a little plain, so I used a gold gel pen and colored their buttons, mittens, and socks.  Here’s a closer look.

 

Now it’s your turn, create a project and play along our September Anything Goes challenge.  Scroll down to get the details.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

SeptPlease join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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.

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 


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August Winners & September Sales!

Hi Everyone, I’m here today with the winners of the August challenge, but first, a sale.

And – If what you want isn’t on sale, just use code a2z15 for 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. We also still have some grab bags left from last month!

Now onto the good stuff. Without further hesitation, here is your August top 3

ELLIBELLE

 

TAMMY

 

MARJETA

 

And your random prize winner … #24 Monika!

Winners please email a2zscrapbookingtech@gmail.com for your prize / badge

Hero Arts Cut-Out Christmas Fancy Die


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Die Cutting with a Hero Arts Christmas Die

Howdy! I am dropping in today for Christmas in September. Is that a thing? I just got the Hero Arts Cut-Out Christmas die and I really wanted to use it.  So here we go.

Hero Arts Cut-Out Christmas Fancy Die

This Merry Christmas die is a fun one. As you can see you get a positive negative look. There are 3 different dies like this in the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy shop. There is Merry Christmas, Tis The Season and Happy Holidays.

I had this shiny red paper in my stash and thought it would work well for this card. I positioned the die so that I had a portion of red below the sentiment.

For the background I stamped some snowflakes and heat embossed them using Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder. It gives a nice little shine with some glittery sparkle. I need to give this a try with some colored pigment ink instead of the Versamark. I glued the red sentiment piece to the background.

The house and trees are from a Hero Arts stamp set called Home For The Holidays. I heat embossed the house and the bare tree in brown and the full tree with green powder. I colored the house and the full tree with Copics. I used the matching die set to cut them out.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Sept

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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.

 

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 

Tiger Lily


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Hero Arts Tiger Lily Appreciate What Is

I really like heat embossing the last layer on this tiger lily in white.  I know it’s not a natural look, but it’s quite riveting in real life.  The flower becomes the stunning focus on the card.  So happy to share this flower with you.  You can find me at A Bit of This and That.

Tiger Lily

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

SeptPlease join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Tiger Lily at A2Z Scrapbooking Stamp and Die Set here
  • Hero Arts Tiger Lily Die-Cut at A2Z Scrapbooking here
  • Hero Arts Anytime sentiments – old set
  • Kat Scrappiness Background Die here
  • Distress inks Mermaid Lagoon & Blueprint Sketch
  • Hero Hues Unicorn pigment ink
  • JudiKins Embossing Powder Opaque White
  • Papers – Navy Blue scrap paper & distressed background in broken china to lighter colors
  • Vagabond die cut machine

 


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LABOR DAY SALE & MYSTERY BOX!

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Head over to the a2z scrapbooking store where we’re having a massive Labor Day sale!
Today through Monday get 25% off your entire purchase, including sale items! Orders over $35 Ship Free.

Grab Bags are Back! We have a limited quantity of Mystery Bags available on a first come first serve basis. When they’re gone they’re gone. These bags are cram packed with well over double their price in Stamps, Dies, Papers, Inks, Embellishments, & More!

NO TWO ARE THE SAME! Buy more then one and you’ll have double the fun, free shipping, and no duplicates! Click Here to Order.

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A2Z and Follow Your Heart

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

August

Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp  set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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

For my project today I am sharing a card made using the Hero Arts Monarch Butterfly Fancy Die.

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I had a good time with this one as it uses a favorite technique of heat foiling. I used a panel from Creative Vision Stamps and some of their Blade foil to do the background panel. The Monarch Fancy Butterfly die is from Hero Arts which is cut out of white cardstock as well as silver glitter cardstock. The sentiment is stamped using VersaMark clear embossing ink and heat embossed using Silver Glitter Powder.

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code LeeAnn15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

Monarch Fancy Butterfly


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Product Spotlight | Hero Arts Birthday Stamps

Hello,

There are a few more days to enter our current challenge – Birthdays!!  I thought I showcase some of the Birthday stamps in the a2z store.

First up we have this Mix & Match Compliments, not only good for birthday greetings, but for many other happy occassions too.

Next up we have a few fun Stamp & Cut sets, I think they’d be perfect both birthdays and Halloween theme projects.

Monster Birthday Stamp & Cut

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Alpaca Stamp & Cut, Stamping

and

Eat Cake All Day Stamp & Cut

Remember the sizzling summer sale ends August 31st.   All stamps are 10% off for the rest of August! This includes already bundled for savings items and already marked down items!  And we will be offering Free Shipping on all orders over $35!  You can use the promote code and get extra discount!!  Scroll down.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

August

Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our 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.

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.