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National Coffee Day Bloghop & GIVEAWAY

 

Welcome to a2z Scrapbooking and Happy National Coffee Day!!  We are so happy to be part of the National Coffee Day Blog Hop orgainized by the amazing Amy Tsuruta.

Before we get to the fun, we have an announcement to make. If you are a regular blog ready you’ve already heard that a2z scrapbooking co-founder and store director Linda Crissman passed away earlier this month following a long fought battle with Behcets disease. That being said, our store will be closing and sadly our blog will as well.

So here’s what you need to know

  • Store will close October 31 or while inventory remains. Store closing sale starts today, All merchandise is at least 50% off regular retail. Now’s the time to stock up on inks, embossing powders, etc. If you have a stamp set you need a matching die for, grab it while they last! Digital Stamps are also marked down!
  • Final Blog Challenge will be October 1st and run through October 31st with a special prize(s) for winners.
  • Lastly THANK YOU for you support and patronage over all of these years!

Blog Hop & Giveaway

Now onto the coffee! We have several prize opportunities for you today!

  • One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments on this blog to win a $20 gift card to our store to be used during our store closing sale!
  • Another winner will be randomly chosen from the comments on EACH participating design team member blog (listed below) to win both of our coffee related digital stamp sets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • You have until Oct 5th, 11:59pm EDT to comment.  Winners will be announced on Oct 7th.

 

Some of our design team members have created coffee projects today too! Check them out on their blogs:

Annie

Arlene

Cindy

Karen

LeeAnn

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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.

 

 

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 Poetic Petals for Autumn

I don’t know if you’re like me, but sometimes I’ll go through older cards and pull them apart, toss something I’m not happy with, and make a new card with part of an older card.   Whatever was on the front is long gone and I thought this would make a good Fall card.  I printed the petals out, colored this goodie here and decided to fussy cut the petal to put against the black and brown panel so the petals would pop.

Close-up below

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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 Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 

 


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Happy For You Card

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a quick and easy thank you card.

I used Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms Printable Digital Kit PT002 and
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy Set DC150

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I simply printed the digital file and colored the flower in shades of pink and a hint of yellow for the center. I then trimmed the flower I used some low profile foam adhesive to mount the flower onto the cream and medium pink cardstock.
I offset the cream cardstock to the left. I then die cut the word HAPPY and stamped the sentiment for you from a stamp set onto a bit of medium pink cardstock; used some foam adhesive to mount the sentiment onto the card front panel. I then adhered the card front panel to the card base. For finishing touches, I used a few Nuvo Crystal Drops in Copper
Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!
You can always see more of my projects at Little Wings Creates

Annie

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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 Annie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms Printable Digital Kit PT002
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy Set DC150
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Nuvo Crystal Drops Metallic Copper
Ink: black
Recollections Brand 80 lb Cardstock: Cream and Medium Pink
Recollections Brand 110 lb Cardstock: White

 


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Woodlands Tea Party with A2Z

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my inspiration post for A2Z. For this post I used these adorable critters from the Hero Arts Woodland Tea Party set to create my card.

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My paper is from BoBunny, and I stamped my images using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink, colored my images with Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, and adhered all together using ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever and some Foam Tape under the tree base. This little crew is now ready for their Tea Time, and since that is my favorite time of day, I think I am ready for some as well.

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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.

 

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.

 

 

 


Hero Arts Greenery Edge And Cardinal

Hello there,

I have a fun Christmas card to share today.

Does it look a little out of focus?  Haha it is intend to look that way, read all about it on my blog, yes there is a little story.  🙂

Have you play our September challenge – Anything Goes yet?  Still time!!

Also don’t forget the the September sale at a2z store.

 

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.

 

 

 


Hero Arts Glittery Monarch Butterfly Die

Hello to you all! I am here today with a butterfly full of glitter. So pretty in real life and very hard to capture it well in a photograph.

Nuvo Sapphire Blue Glimmer Paste

For my card I really wanted to use some of the Nuvo Glimmer Paste. You can get the pretty Sapphire Blue Glimmer Paste in the a2z Etsy shop. The Nuvo Glimmer Paste is the “background” of the butterfly.

I created the blue “background” part of the butterfly by cutting a butterfly out using the Hero Arts Monarch Butterfly die also available in the a2z Etsy shop. I took out the pretty butterfly and used that open space as a stencil.

I centered it nice over my paper and used temporary adhesive to keep all the edges down nice. I filled it in with the Nuvo Glimmer Paste. Then I removed the stencil.

On the butterfly die cut I put an adhesive sheet on the front of the paper before die cutting. After cutting out the butterfly I removed the release paper and now there is adhesive on the front of the butterfly. I used some Elizabeth Craft Designs microfine glitter all over it. After putting the glitter on you should rub it in good to make it shine and stick well. There is mostly purple and a bit of pink glitter. I am not the biggest glitter fan but using it in this way I really like it. If you need some tips on glitter handling El at Elizabeth Craft Designs has some great video’s that really help with keeping the glitter under control.

Then I glued the butterfly outline over the Glitter Paste background I created. I cut around the butterfly with a rectangle die. I put that on a pretty purple patterned paper and added a die cut sentiment.

One more look at it….

I will add a photo on my blog KCs Kards taken with natural light.

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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 Closeup


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Hero Arts Tiger Lily For You

Arlene here.

I think I sponged Mustard Seed distress ink through the stencil on the entire background panel.  I had created this flower more than a year ago and knew I wanted to use it this month with my newly created lilies for this month.  I wanted a more CAS style card, but with the flower popping off the page.  I quite like the style which is entirely different from my other tiger lily cards this month.  My first card was posted on our A2Z September 1st post and the second card on the September 3rd post.

I think most stencils such as the Hero Arts Scrollwork stencil would work well with this flower.  It’s a simple design that can be repeated over and over again.

Tiger Lily 9-19-19

Close-up belowTiger Lily Closeup

I used a similar design and background on the card below September 1, 2018.

 

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!.  Be sure to go shopping with my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

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 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 Spiral Stencil at Hero Arts
  • Hero Arts stamp set Everyday Sayings – sentiment
  • Flower – unsure which Hero Arts inks I used
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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Thanks Card

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a quick and easy thank you card.

I used Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms Printable Digital Kit PT002

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I simply printed the digital file and colored the sunflower in shades of yellow and a hint of orange for some contrast. As well as some shades of brown for the center. I then trimmed the flower.

I used some low profile foam adhesive to mount the flower onto the burnt orange cardstock which I trimmed into 4″ X 5-1/4″  I then stamped the sentiment Thanks from a stamp set in my stash onto some butter yellow cardstock and used some foam adhesive to mount the sentiment onto the card front panel. I then adhered the card front panel to the card base. For finishing touches, I used a few sequins from Doodles Paper Playground along with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen in Metallic Gold.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!
You can always see more of my projects at Little Wings Creates

Annie

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

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 Annie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms Printable Digital Kit PT002

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: MB2, EB2, EB3, TN2, BO1, BO2, CT4, LG4 & LG5

Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: Metallic Gold

Ink: Brown

Thanks Stamp

Recollections Brand Cardstock: Brown, Burnt Orange and Butter Yellow

Doodles Paper Playground Sequins


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Hello from LeeAnn and A2Z

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with my first project of the month for A2Z.

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I have to say I had fun with this project. This is the first “layering” set that I have actually enjoyed using, and do see myself using it more. I have had it in my stash for a while (at least a year) and this is the first time I used it.

For this project I used the Layering Topiary stamp set, and Memento Inks. to start off I used the heart shaped die that comes with the set and a panel of cardstock that was cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″ in the spot where I wanted the leaves of the tree. I then lined that panel up in my mini stamp positioner and lined up the first stamp in the heart cut out. I then replaced the panel with the one I was actually going to stamp on, and followed this process for all 3 colors of green… Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves. I then used Rich Cocoa to stamp the tree trunk, Potters Clay for the pot, Lady Bug for the bird and Tuxedo Black for the sentiment.

I then proceeded to cut 1/8″ from all 4 sides of my panel and mounted it on a A2 card base.

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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 TwitterInstagram 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 LeeAnn15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Layered Topiary Stamp/Die set                                                                        Memento Dye Inks in Various colors

 

 


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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.