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a2z scrapbooking January 2019 challenge

a2z scrapbooking anything goes January challenge

Hello everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope that 2019 is everything you hope it to be. It’s time for a new challenge here at a2z scrapbooking. If you’re anything like me you’re still frazzled after all the Holiday fun, so lets keep in simple with a good old Anything Goes challenge!! Our design team has some fun inspiration for you, just click through to the team mates name to learn more, and remember to review the challenge rules, posted at the bottom of this post. Looking forward to seeing your creations!

KRISTINA

New Years Card Sugartree Stamps

Kristina used a wedding set from Sugartree Stamps to create this New Years card!

 

CINDY

Hero Arts Peony

Cindy created this gorgeous and versatile card with the Hero Arts Peonies set that is
great for many occasions, including the New Year!

 

GWENDOLYN

Hero Arts January Challenge Dahlia

Gwendolyn made a beautiful Thank You card with the Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia

 

 

 

Challenge Rules

  • You can make any paper crafting or altered item that fits within the theme of the challenge.
  • Any products may be used but there is a BONUS prize if you use Hero Arts or Sugartree Products!!
  • You can enter up to FIVE (5) unique times per person. Multiple entries of an identical card that only varies slightly, ie. in color is not acceptable.
  • You can enter your project into other challenges
  • There is NO BACKLINKING. You must create a NEW project. Backlinks will be deleted.
  • You must mention the challenge in your post and link back to a2z Scrapbooking
  • A new challenge will post on the FIRST of every month and ends at 11:59PM EST the LAST day of the month.
  • You must link your project via the link up tool at the bottom of the challenge post or up in the menu bar.

PRIZE

The winner, chosen by random draw, will receive his/her choice of 1 digital set from out store. In addition, if the winner used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps as the main focal point of their project, they will receive a $20 giftcard to our store.

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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 a2z15 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 Peonies Stamp Set
Hero Arts Peonies Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Peonies Die
Hero Arts Peonies Die
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Hero ARts Color Layering Koi
Hero ARts Color Layering Koi
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Hero Arts Gold Metallic Ink
Hero Arts Gold Metallic Ink
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Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia
Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia
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Sugartree Stamps Mr & Mrs
Sugartree Stamps Mr & Mrs
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Guest Designer December 2018

 

 

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone,

Please join me and welcome our December Guest Designer.  She is a former a2z Scrapbooking Supplies design team member, a very talented lady, and had designed for many stamp company including Hero Arts.  She has her own blog, and is very active in multiple social medias.  And she is Martha Lucia Gomez!  Welcome Martha!!  The floor is yours.

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Hello there! Today I have a card that I made with my heart. I was part of A2Z Scrapbooking Design Team for several years and they are always in my heart. Today I have the opportunity to share my last winter card as Guest Designer and it is an honor for me because all these ladies and Linda are always in my heart.

My last winter card

The base of my card is Highland Heather card stock and the second layer is a piece of decorated paper. I added a third layer using whisper white card stock and I stamped a combination of winter images from the stamp set Vintage Christmas Winter from Hero Arts. This stamp set is special for me because it was a Linda´s present to me.

My last winter card

I used a rock and roll technique with each image combining different colors of Hero Arts Ink to stamp the trees and sentiments. I used Pine, Moss and Green Apple with a few touches of Cup O’ Joe. Then in a separate piece of whisper white card stock, I stamped three times the snowman included on the Vintage Christmas set using Soft Pool Ink and added a thin coat of wing of stella to the complete stamped images.

My last winter card

As final touch I added the complemented sentiment using one image included on the stamp set Coffee Cup Tags with a thin line of foil. I also added some jewels to complete the final touch.

I wish you a blessed and happy New Year 2019! Keep in mind that we control our own sentiments and decisions and God is always with us!

Happy New Year 2019!!!

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Thank you so much Martha for this lovely post and sharing this beautiful card.

You can see more of Martha’s work at her blog Stampartpapel.  And you could reach her at these social medias: Twitter  | FacebookInstagramFlickrGoogle+PinterestYouTube

On behalf of all at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies, here’s wishing you, our faithful readers, a fabulous New Year!!  May 2019 be memorable, joyful, healthy and prosperous!!

 

 

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a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 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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Home for the Holidays with Hero Arts

Home for the Holidays, Hero Arts

I made this little scene for the Winter Wonderland challenge at a2z Scrapbooking.  While this is actually a Christmas set,  you can use the little houses any time of year! I can picture the roaring fire, everyone hanging around drinking hot cocoa {real hot cocoa, not the mix kind}, all snug in their flannel pajamas.  Works for me! A perfect restful scene after the hectic holidays!

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can all the details on what I used to create this card by going to Art Without Anxiety, my personal blog.

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a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 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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Lazy Winter Polar Bear Greetings

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with this month’s theme of  Winter Wonderland  I wanted to have the colors of my card soft.

I used soft blue and gray instead of the traditional red and green. These colors go perfect with the Polar Bear Greeting stamps in creating a winter wonderland scene.

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Note: Polar Bear Greetings has a die set – I did not use them but they are available in the shop.  Polar Bear Greeting Coordinating Dies

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a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 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.

 

 

 

  •  Polar Bear Greeting stamps
  • Pattern Paper: Stampin’ Up Little Foxy Designer Series
  • Cardstock: Recollections Brand- Heavy Weight:
  • Medium Blue and White
  • Glitter Cardstock: Jot Brand – Dollar Tree Dark Blue
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border dies
  • Finishing Touches: Elle Tru – Clay Snowflakes – White, Light Blue & Medium Blue
  • Darice Brand Craft Foam
  • Scotch ATG Adhesive


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Hero Arts Paper Layering Neighbourhood die

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it!!! Its Gwendolyn here and I hope you’re all having a nice time with your family or loved ones. I’m taking a little time off from my family and friends who are at our house this year, to share my last Christmas card of the year, with those of you who are doing the same and reading my post!

I’m using my Hero Arts Paper Layering Neighbourhood die again which I got from the a2z Scrapbooking store. Remember, if they don’t have it in stock, you can custom order it! Use my code Gwendolyn15% to get 15% off any of your purchases of $25 and above.

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To make this card, I first painted the background using Hero Arts Watercolor dot palette for the night sky. There is so much paint on just one dot, its incredible! The lights in the windows were coloured with Prima Marketing gold metallic Watercolor. Once it was dry I sprinkled white acrylic paint all over the sky. I always use Clairefontaine 250g multi technique paper for my cards, but any watercolour paper will do in this case.

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I then posed the diecut onto my painted panel and added Nuvo crystal drops onto the roofs to give an impression of snow. The sentiment comes from the Hero Arts Holiday Houses digital kit which I printed on a blue card stock and cut with my craft scissors. I flicked some white paint on it too to coordinate with the sky.

Well, I better get back to my house guests, but I was happy to share a little of my Christmas time with all of you!

Happy Holidays everyone and a great start to 2019!!!

Gwendolyn

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a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challengePlease join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 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 Christmas Mice Will Surprise One of My Sons

I think these mice are the cutest and even work for grown sons.  I made this card as a gift card and had such fun putting these mice into nooks and crannies.  I couldn’t help myself.  Easy to color and die cut.

I’m sure the cheese will bring out a Xmas mouse on the insdie of my card.

I have three other gift cards on my blog if you’d like to see what my family is receiving as part of their Winter gifts at A Bit of This and that.

Remember to use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “Winter” challenge.   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 from 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 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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Hero Arts Pink Poinsettia Greetings

Oh boy, just two more day before Christmas!  Are you ready for it?

I don’t think I am ever ‘ready’, I just enjoy and take it all in regardless.  Best policy don’t you think?  Alright enough small talk, let’s get to my card today.

 

I’ve stamped the Poinsettias all around the card edges and created a frame for my ‘Merry Merry Christmas’ sentiment.  Btw I combined stamps from two sets for it and it’s silver heat embossed.  Some of the tips of the leaves have silver embossing on it, it wasn’t my original design, but I like that it happened!  I also enhanced the some of the petals with a watercolor wash.  For the final touches I splattered some Glimmer Metallic Pewter Ink all over it.  To the center of the Poinsettia I added Gold Dust Stickles.  The panel is adhered to a Charcoal card base, and embellished with some Wine color sequins.

So Merry Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 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.

 

 

 

A Natural Christmas Digital Cut File


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Hero Arts A Natural Christmas

Howdy! Merry Christmas to you all. It is just about here and we are winding down 2018. Boy does time fly. Today I have a card I made using digital images from the a2z Etsy shop. I had this on my mind after another fun coffee blog hop.

A Natural Christmas Digital Cut File

I started out by printing the background trees from the Hero Arts A Natural Christmas Digital Cut File on some Neenah cardstock. Then I sized a mug from the Sugartree Stamps Hug in a Mug digital kit.  I put the tree background paper back in the printer and printed the mug right over it. I cut out the mug by hand.

Then on to creating the scene. I sized the deer, the tree, and bird to fit on my mug and cut them out using my Silhouette Cameo. All of these are in the Hero Arts A Natural Christmas Digital Cut File along with a couple more deer, a sentiment, another bird and a branch. The deer is cut from a wood grain paper and the tree from a green paper with a very subtle pattern. The bird I colored with a Copic pen. The star is colored with a Gelly Roll metallic pen and the lights on the tree are done with Nuvo drops.

I forgot to mention… I popped up the mug using fun foam.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 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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Happy Holidays with Hero Arts Christmas Swirl Digital Stamps!

I am so loving this card! I’m sure when I become proficient with digi’s I’ll be making some really stunning cards, but for now, this one takes the cake for me!  Even though the holidays has passed I thought I’d squeak in one more holiday card, and, if you take out the Happy Holidays, you could use it for any winter theme!  We’d love for you to join us at a2z Scrapbooking with your Winter Wonderland cards, but hurry!!! 

Here is my card

And a close up of the sparkle – I used gems, a gold gelly roll pen and clear Wink of Stella to give this card some shine 🙂

 If you’d like to see exactly how I made this card please feel free to pop over to my personal blog, Art Without Anxiety

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 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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Merry Christmas – Polar Bear Greetings

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a softer color version of Christmas colors. This month’s theme is Winter Wonderland in keeping with this I wanted to have the colors of my card soft.

I used soft pink and soft green instead of the traditional red and green. These colors go perfect with the Polar Bear Greeting stamps in creating a winter wonderland scene.

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Note: Polar Bear Greetings has a die set – I did not use them but they are available in the shop.  Polar Bear Greeting Coordinating Dies

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!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Winter Wonderland” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, 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 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.

 

 

 

  •  Polar Bear Greeting stamps
  • Pattern Paper: Stampin’ Up Little Foxy Designer Series
  • Cardstock: Recollections Brand- Heavy Weight:
  • Light Green and White
  • Shimmer Cardstock: Grafix Brand Craft Sensations
  •  Pearl – Linen Finish Dollar Tree Medium Pink
  • Finishing Touches: Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen,
  • Jewels: Pretty Pink Posh: Pearl White, Pink Blush & Spring Green