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Hero Arts Layered Topiary Bouquet

Happy Monday everybody,

I am using my “creative license” today and stretch my Hero Arts Layered Topiary stamp to stamp a bouquet.

I stamped the individual part of the topiary with pinks, purples and oranges, then die cut using the matching frame cut.  They became the ‘flowers’ of my bouquet.  Since the ‘flowers’  is quite busy I didn’t want the leaves to compete with it, so I stamped the majority of them using shadow ink and two sprigs in distress ink.   Next I stamped the sentiment in black.  The panel is then die cut using Nesting Postage Stamp Infinity Die, and adhered to a pattern paper panel which is glued to a white card base.  I mounted the ‘flowers’ using various heights of foam adhesive to give it some dimension, and embellished with a few sequins.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

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 a2z Scrapbooking 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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March 2018 Challenge & Blog Hop Winners

Hello, crafty friends!

Cindy here to announce the Winner and Top 3 from last month’s “Anything Goes” challenge. A huge THANKS to everyone who participated – we have enjoyed each and every one of the entries!  The prize up for grabs was the Hero Arts One of a Kind.

 

 

Now, drum roll please….  our randomly-chosen winner of the digital kit is…

#28 Nana Donna

Congrats, Nana Donna! Please email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to receive your digital kit and your winner’s badge!

And our Top 3 are…

#22 Helen Gullett

#17 Janet Swanlady

 

#30 Stampartpapel

 

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 we hope to see your creations in our gallery again!

We also have our Collaboration Blog Hop Winner and Rafflecopter Winner to announce…thanks to everyone for hopping and joining in the fun with us and Coffee Loving Cardmakers. If you’ve ever needed some caffeine-related inspiration, they are the go-to Design Team!

CONGRATULATIONS, ARIANNA BARBARA! You’ve won the Entire Release of our new Sugartree Stamps (6 sets)  from the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store. Please email Chark at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to claim your digital stamp prizes!

CLICK HERE to see the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop comment winner of a digital stamp set from the 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

 

 

 

 

 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.

 

 

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 within the shop.

 


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Hero Arts Bright Blossoms Digital Kit Thank You Card

Hi there! It’s Sue here with a new card for you to see. I’ve been gradually learning how to use digital kits for my cards. It’s interesting to see that the more you use them, the easier it is. Imagine that!

Here’s my card

I used the large sunflower-like card. I printed it out on cardstock, added color with Copic markers and fussy cut the image. I wanted to create a background so that the flower would “pop”. I started with an A2 card panel (4.25″ x 5.5″) of 96 lb bristol because I knew that I would be adding some water. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in blue/teal colors and scribbled on the bristol. I used a water brush to blend the colors. I kept adding scribbles and blending until I was happy with the panel. For the sentiment, I used another digital kit, printed out the sentiment and added a black mat.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

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

 

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 Sue15 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 Sunshine Flowers Digital Cutting Files

I love the flowers and they do look like a wonderful pot of flowers with the petals free to lift above the centers.   Please join us in the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge this month.

I used a negative of the scored oval die cut from a card I made for January 1st.  I used some Oxide Inks on my flowers and arranged them in a pot.

The addition of Fired Brick to the Fossilized Amber makes the flowers look like they are partially in shade.

You can catch me on A Bit of This and That.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

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

 

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 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.

 

 

 

  •  A2Z Scrapbooking digital Sunshine Flowers Cutting Files
  • Spellbinders Oval dies
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Potted & Curvy Leaves
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black for flower centers
  • Oxide Inks Fosslized Amber and Fired Brick and Iced Spruce for the pot
  • Distress Inks on leaves – shabby shutters, peeled paint and forest moss
  • Scored leftover negative from a card I did in January
  • Silhouette Cameo


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a2z Scrapbooking April 2018 challenge

If you’re looking for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop click HERE

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!

Challenge BadgeApr18

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 challege rules & prizes, we have a fun 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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a2z &Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

 

Hi Everyone & Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and a2z Scrapbooking collab blog hop! We’ve teamed up with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to bring you lots of caffeinated inspiration, so grab a cup & hop along with us!

We will be giving away 1 free digital kit from our store to a lucky hopper. Winner will be randomly selected from the comments left along the hop.  There is also a BONUS giveaway here on our blog, read on for more details.

Before we get to the projects, we have a fun announcement for you. We will now be carrying a new line of digital stamps in the a2z scrapbooking store. We are happy to welcome Sugartree Stamps to our inventory, and hope you will enjoy them too.  Sugartree Stamps is brand new to the market and is exclusive to a2z scrappbooking. There are 6 new sets, just released & available now, the first of which happens to be COFFEE!

HN002 – Hug in a Mug has 5 high resolution PNG images ready for printing & coloring + 8 fun Sentiments

Coffee Digital Stamps

 

Here’s some of these stamps in action!

 

In addition to the coffee set, we now have available:

Birthday Stamps Digital Stamps

 

Digital Stamps Fathers Day

 

Mothers Day Digital Stamps

Owl Digital Stamps

 

Baby Digital Stamps

 

You can shop these and all of our other digital files HERE & stay tuned for more new released from Sugartree Stamps.

Bonus Giveaway

To celebrate the launch, we would like to giveaway the WHOLE new release to one lucky crafter!
Simply follow the Rafflecopter entry form HERE

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Blog Hop

Your next stop on the hop is our very own Sue Nagata.  Head over to her blog for some caffeine filled goodness, and if you get lost along the way, here is the full hop order.  Don’t forget to comment on this and all the blogs along the way for a chance to win a free digi stamp set from our store!  You have until Thursday April 5th, 11:55 pm PDT to comment. Winner will be announced on the a2z Scrapbooking blog on April 7th.

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Sue Nagata
Kristina Beagle
Cindy Chiu
Arlene McClung
Niki Garcia
Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog
Amy Tsuruta
Kerry Urbatch
Helen Gullett
Lisa Bzibziak
Robyn Jordan
Dana Gong
Dana Warren
Erin Thiem
Kathy Schweinfurth
Laurel Seabrook
Katie Brooks 

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Still peacocking around with Hero Arts Digital Feather Cut file

Hi all, I hope your March is going well.  Mine is going rather fantastically, but still busy.  Please explain to me how one moves from the city to the country and their life gets more hectic.  Just crazy, but I love every minute of it.

So, I returned to my favourite cut file, Hero Arts Feather Digital Cut file of the feathers and of course, the peacock as I had one left over from the last design that I had coloured up in greens and blue previously, though, I did go through and enhance the colours a little more.  Main paper is a Kaisercraft paper and the papers used in my photo matte are from a Paper House Paper Pad called Sun Drenched – probably one of my most favourite books of paper of all time.  I stencilled with a new pattern from Kaisercraft which is like wavy stripes.  As I have mentioned, I always remove everything from its packaging when I buy it so it is hard to go back and tell you where anything is from.  I used a blue spray and the dark blue “Bavarian Blue” of the Lindy’s Magicals Shakers.  A few splashes with some watered down Nuvo gold wax and the base is complete.  Basically after that the process is pretty simple assembly.  I may go back to this one later and add some more things in, but for now, I am happy with it.

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Take care all, thanks for tuning in.

smiles, Delia

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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 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.

 

 

 

 

Hero Arts Wishing Well


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Get Well Wishes with Hero Arts

Hero Arts Wishing Well

 

Hi Friends, Kristina here today with a Shaker Card!!
I haven’t made a shaker card in I don’t know how long. I bought these gorgeous Butterfly Garden sequins with the 2018 Hero Arts release and thought they would go perfectly with this wishing well stamp set.

I created a basic shaker card with a rectangle die and some fun foam, filled with sequins an adhered down to a card base which I had colored blue with some copic markers. I stamped, colored, and cut a ton of images from the Wishing Well stamps set, and decorated the front of my card. I stamped a sentiment down at the bottom, and added some Nuvo Drop accents just for a little interest at the bottom.

 

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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 KRISTINA15 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 Wishing Well Stamp Set
Hero Arts Wishing Well Stamp Set
Where to buy:
a2z
Hero Arts Wishing Well Dies
Hero Arts Wishing Well Dies
Where to buy:
a2z
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles Sm
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles Sm
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Acetate Sheets
Acetate Sheets
Where to buy:
AMZ
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Where to buy:
a2z
Copic Blending Trio 2
Copic Blending Trio 2
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Copic Blending Trio 7
Copic Blending Trio 7
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Copic Sketch Fusion 1
Copic Sketch Fusion 1
Where to buy:
AMZ
Copic Blending Trio 6
Copic Blending Trio 6
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Copic Blending Trio 5
Copic Blending Trio 5
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Copic Skin Tone Set
Copic Skin Tone Set
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Hero Arts Butterfly Garden Sequins
Hero Arts Butterfly Garden Sequins
Where to buy:
SSS | HA
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Brother Scan N Cut
Brother Scan N Cut
Where to buy:
AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Scor Pal
Scor Pal
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
MISTI
MISTI
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Fun Foam
Fun Foam
Where to buy:
AMZ


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Hero Arts Dragonfly Fancy – Be Happy Card

Hi! Nice to see you here. It’s Sue and I have a new card for you. I get mesmerized by dragonflies in nature. I love how they dart around and I love how they shimmer in the sunlight. I tried to capture some of the shimmer and sparkle of a dragonfly using sparkly teal cardstock for the outline and silver shimmer cardstock for the solid dragonfly background.

For the background of the card, I tried distress oxides for the first time. I understood that it was important to dry each layer completely before adding a new layer. It’s a unique property of the distress oxides. I started with glossy cardstock and distress oxides (salty ocean, broken china and faded jeans). Using an acrylic sheet, I smooshed each of the distress oxides and spritzed water. I dipped the glossy paper into the puddles of color. I then used my heat tool to dry the panel. I repeated the process a few times, until I was happy with the result. By drying each layer, the addition of new oxide ink and water, doesn’t re-activate the underlying layer, so you’re able to layer the colors. I felt that the background looked like the sky with some clouds.

I used dimensionals to pop the dragonfly up on the background. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Special Birthday Digital kit.

 

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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 Sue15 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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A Leafy Heart Sympathy with Hero Arts

Happy Aloha Friday friends!  I’ve had a few coworkers asking for sympathy cards and I find these cards the hardest to make.  The Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp is perfect with its beautiful font and is a nice size sentiment to add to a card front.

On today’s card I wanted to use the topiary heart from Hero Arts Layered Topiary Stamp and Cut as a background.  I used Hero Arts Hybrid inks in Green Apple, Moss and Pine to create the layered look.

Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp

I love the size of the Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp which is approximately 3.5in x 1.25in and decided to heat emboss on vellum using Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder.  I strategically placed Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue behind the embossed sentiment to adhere to the card front.

Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp

I hope you’ll join us for our monthly challenge.  Mahalo for stopping by!

nikia2zscrapbooking

 

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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 a2z Scrapbooking 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 Nicki15 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 With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp

Hero Arts Layered Topiary Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Hybrid inks in Green Apple, Moss and Pine