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Be My Valentine

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Hi all, its Gwendolyn here today to share a card I made to inspire you to join our current monthly challenge. As it was Valentine’s Day yesterday, this month’s challenge celebrates love! Love between your partner and you, with your family, your friends, your pets or blogger friends whom I truly appreciate and love!

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I was inspired by the bouquet of flowers and the ice cream with strawberry in the photo board to make my card, but as I am lactose intolerant, I replaced the ice cream with flowers. I used stamps from 5 different Hero Arts stamps set to make my card! The cone comes from the Color Layering Ice Cream set, which I stamped with Momento Desert Sand for the base and Versafine Vintage Sepia for the darker parts of the cone.

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The little flowers come from Hero Arts Cactus Animals, Hero Arts Autumn Moon and Hero Arts Mouse Tea Party and they were stamped to form the cone of the ice cream with alot of masking! I then coloured them with my Zig clean color real brushes. The sentiment comes from Hero Arts Love Bandit and I gave it a little ombre stamping by first stamping with Versafine Satin Red and then stamped the top again with a darker red ink Versafine Crimson Red.

Well I hope you liked my card and it will inspire you to join our challenge. I look forward to seeing them in the link up here. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Gwendolyn

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Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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 Gwendolyn15 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 Spiral Stencil With Words Of Love

I’ve used the Spiral Stencil in several different colors over the past 6 months or so.  I do like this in an orange to red gradation and I thought hearts are red and this would fit February.  A bit of Love goes a LONG way and this fits my mood.

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a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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

 

The dark color is a gray, but this is a mood board, not a color board.  I couldn’t tell for sure because the box looks navy blue to me.

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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 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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts digital “Words of Love
  • Gingerbread House – little hearts
  • Stitched rectangles from a friend
  • Intricutz dies (Couture Creations)  # dies
  • Sizzix Friend die set
  • Distress Inks fired brick and ripe persimmon
  • Vagabond die cut machine.
Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Kit


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Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Valentine Card

Howdy! Here we are in cold February in a lot of places.

My card today could be used for Valentines or an anniversary and let’s not forget just because. To go along with the monthly challenge for February the hearts and the word love inspired me.

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Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Kit

 

For my card I started out with the sketchy hearts from the Hero Arts Brush and Splatter Digital Kit. This kit also has some images that you could use for coffee rings. Back to the card.. I knew I wanted to put the words among the hearts so I put the first heart in a Word document and copied and pasted the number of hearts I needed along with sizing them. I just spaced them out so that I could fit the words in. I then printed them and cut out the panel.

Then I went through my plentiful stash of chipboard letters and found a size and style that I liked. I put a couple different layers of red “stuff” on them until I got the look I liked. I think there is some Copic coloring, Distress Paint, and Distress Stain. So what I ended up with is a matte finish mottled look. I like the look a lot and I think it works well for a guy. I don’t like doing shiny glittery stuff for my guy. And guess who will be getting this…

Then I just layered up some panels and attached the letters. The top panel with the hearts has a piece of fun foam behind it to give some dimension.

For a little extra something I overlapped two of those hearts, printed them and added them to the inside. I cut out the inside panel with a die.

Hero Arts heart digital image

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a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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 Karen15 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 Words of Love

February is here and I wanted to show you how I keep my schedules for my DT work.  I used Hero Arts digital “Words of Love” as well as “Notes and Dates” to make my schedule for 2019.  It feels fresh and bright.  I love looking at this page and making entries on my insert.

There’s quite a contrast to 2018 and I LIKE IT.  I loved the flower when I made it, but I’m lovin’ the Words of Love.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking february challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” 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

 

The dark color is a gray, but this is a mood board, not a color board.  I couldn’t tell for sure because the box looks navy blue to me.

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. 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 digital “Words of Love” as well as “Notes and Dates
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • Copic markers in grays and RV shades
  • Vagabond die cut machine.
  • Scrap papers


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On The Prairie with Hero Arts

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Hello crafty friends! Thank you for stopping by and I am hoping my post will give you some inspiration to join us here at a2z Scrapbooking’s January 2019 challenge.  With a theme like “Anything Goes” you must have some Hero Arts {or Sugartree} products around somewhere that you can use to whip up a quick card; and if you feel like you need just a few more goodies feel free to scroll the the bottom of this post and grab my discount.  There are still a few days left for you to enter so get making! You don’t have to use Hero Arts or Sugartree products but if you do you will be in the running for a $20 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store!

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I received the Hero Arts On the Prairie Fancy die set in a gift package and I was stumped on how I was going to use it.  I’ve always been a fan of Southwestern Art so I loved the set and it seemed that a card just couldn’t do it justice.  So I decided to make a wall hanging.  I hope you like it as much as I do!  If you are interested in seeing how this was made feel free to jump on over to my personal blog, Art Without Anxiety.   Hope to see your creations in the challenge! See you soon!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

anything goes

 

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

 

 

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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 CHRISTI15 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 Florals Nasturtium Hello

Hello hello,

Cindy here to share a floral card created using only one stamp set.

I first stamped the main image in Soft Grey Shadow ink multiple times on a white card panel. Then on separate white card stock I stamped the same images in Antique Linen Distress ink and did some no-line watercolors and hand cut.

To make the background more interesting without over powering the focal images, I painted the blooms with Perfect Pearl solution and added sentiment in black. I die cut the bottom edge of the panel with a border cutting die. Then it’s adhered to a wine color card base. Then the hand cut blooms and leaves are adhered with glue and foam dots.

Oh almost forgot, the center of the blooms are dotted with a gold gel pen. 🙂

I hope you enjoy my project today. Although I used the clear Nasturtium set, the Flowering Nasturtium Woodmount stamp offer the same image. There’s plenty time to play along our January challenge – Anything Goes. Scroll down to get the challenge info and my promote code for shopping at the a2z Store. Remember you can Request Custom Order if you don’t see the item in the store.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge       anything goesPlease 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. 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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Celebrate the New Year with Hero Arts

Yes, I am a tad late, but why not celebrate as long as you can?!? I made this card for the current a2z Scrapbooking challenge, Anything Goes {personally my favorite theme!}. I used a bunch of embellishments, embossing powders and metallic papers to give this card the festive feel a celebration deserves!  I used a bunch of embellishments, embossing powders and metallic papers to give this card the festive feel a celebration deserves!  I hope you had a fabulous New Year and if you’d like to see all the details of this card please pop over to my blog, Art Without Anxiety.  Thanks SO much for stopping by! Christi

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

anything goes

 

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 CHRISTI15 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 Fairy baby card

Hi everyone! Its Gwendolyn and I’m back today to inspire you to join us in our “Anything Goes” challenge for January. You get a chance to win a free digital stamp set from the a2z Scrapbooking store and if you use any Hero Arts or Sugartree products, you get a $20 gift voucher to spend at the store! If you need to get any of those products, make sure you use my personal code Gwendolyn15 to get a 15% discount on any of your orders $25 and above.

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Now onto my card. I just got the Hero Arts December monthly kit, the first time for me but I just loved all the fairy images, perfect for kids birthday cards or as I made here, baby cards. I made this card for a friend who’s sending it to a new mum of a baby girl called Sophie. I first stamped all the images using Hero Arts inks, then coloured them with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. They glide on like watercolour and blend really easily and boy do they sparkle and shine!

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I didn’t use this fairy in the end as the coordinating die slipped while I was cutting it on my Big Shot Plus…I’m terrible at diecutting, even when I add tape, it doesn’t come out perfectly centred, I end up fussy cutting to finish it properly!🙄  To know where to add my images, I used the rectangle from Sue Wilson’s infinity double stitched rectangle dies in the middle of the card, as a guide.

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Once all my stamps were coloured and diecut, I cut the rectangle and got my daughter Ines to write the name of the baby as she writes so well! I flicked on some blue and pink paint onto my card by wetting (a little) my Zig clean color brush marker tips and tapping it against the side of a pen.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope I inspired you enough to join us in our Anything Goes challenge. I look forward to seeing your projects. Have a great week!

Hugs,Gwendolyn

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!  You can find me at desperatehousewifecraft.

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

anything goes

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 Gwendolyn15 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 Greenery Edge is Anything Goes

I’m not really a flower person, but I do have to say, I really like the Hero Arts magnolia stamp and that it has a matching die. I made this a simple card so it could be used for just about any occasion. It looks quite striking in real life.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

anything goes

 

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 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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Guest Designer Jan 2019

Hello craft friends,

Today we have a special guest designer sharing a lovely project with us.  I’ve known her thru the Hero Arts flickr group, she is a member of the Hero Hostess Alumni, she is on multiple designs teams including CAS(E) this Sketch, and she is …  (drum roll) the wonderful Donna Mikasa!

Here’s her awesome card featuring the Polar Greetings Stamp, and matching Frame Cut.

 

 

Thank you so much for guest designing and sharing this fabulous creations with us Donna!  To see the supply list and details of Donna’s card, please hop over to her blog on Three Umbrellas.

This month’s challenge theme is Anything Goes.  Scroll down to get the details and join in the fun!

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

 

 

 

anything goes

 

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 Cindy15 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.