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a2z Scrapbooking February 2018 Challenge

Hi everyone! Here’s to a new month! And that means a new challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking Blog! Our challenge this month is “It’s a Love Thing” and we’d love to see your love-themed project using primarily RED and/or PINK!

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We have some amazing inspiration from a few of our design team members to inspire you to play! Take a look…

Arlene
Arlene
Supplies used:
Hero Arts  Butterfly Fancy Die at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch – 1 1/2 inch & Mini Roses
Little B Handwritten (i love you)
Rinea Double Sided Foiled Paper (Patriotic Variety Pack
Vagabond Die Cut Machine


Cindy

Supplies used:
Hero Arts Stencil – Love Swirls
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut – Floral Heart by Lia
Hero Arts Clear Stamp – You Are My Happy
Hero Arts Color Cubes – Jayne’s Fall Color (Strawberry)
Hero Arts Pigment Ink – Unicorn
White Embossing Powder
White Gel Pen
Nuvo Crystal Drops


Char
Char
Supplies used:
Baseball Brads 
Hero Arts Diamond Stencil
120 lb White Cardstock
Hero Arts Strawberry Ink 
Kraft Paper
Ink Dauber with cap
Red Vellum


Leslie
Leslie
Supplies used:
White and pink cardstock
Hero Arts Words of Love Digital Kit
Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut
Stitched Oval Layers dies
Alcohol Markers, Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Hero Arts Large Antique Pearls
Hero Arts Crimson Ink


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 Words of Love!

And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts 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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My journey with Hero Arts European Adventure Digital Download DK041 continues ….

So, this post was meant for the 27th, however, we had no internet for 4 days and still cannot make a phone call and then had no power for a full day.  Now, if you wish to make your crafting journey a little more challenging than normal, may I recommend going powerless!!!  Very special – in no way at all!  Anyway, just one of the many pleasures of living in the country … I really do love it.  So, I have finally got a craft space happening for me to play in, but it is still quite chaotic and being setup and now in the midst of it all, we are going away for a few days.  Aaaaagh, how does one go from living in the city to the country and life gets busier??  That is just weird.  Anyway, I do manage to escape away to the craft room now and even got to stay up into the wee hours last night.

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Below is my second instalment for the month and I decided to continue to use the Hero Arts European Adventure Digital Download DK041 as on my last piece of art from the 17th of this month.  The first layout was France inspired, so this one I used other elements from the kit that were English inspired, the bus, coffee cup and tower.  My papers came from a country collection by DCWV and various other elements from all sorts of sources.  It is hard for me to share where all my various pieces of ephemera and elements come from as I always unpack them out of their original packaging and buy bits and pieces from everywhere.  I will openly admit that I am completely addicted to this awesome hobby!

My layout is below, once again, red, white and blue themed.

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My favourite part of this layout is the little cluster down the bottom with the rolled back area of paper.  See the close up below, plus a few more close ups of various parts of the layout.  I shall leave that with you all, stay happy and well, be kind to one another and always find a little bit of time in each day to be creative.

smiles, Delia

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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 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.

 

 

 

 


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Scrapbook Layout with Hero Arts Sea Turtle

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle

Hi Everyone, Kristina here from Live Love Laugh Scrap sharing a scrapbook layout I’ve embellished with the Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle. My mother is obsessed with sea turtles, so I had to buy this stamp set when it came out. We have plenty of tropical/florida/sea world stuff to scrapbook! This was actually a recent trip down to Gatlinburg, TN when we stopped in at Ripley’s Aquarium {Super overpriced and probably not worth it but I love fish….}  So after I came up with my layout I create an assortment of embellishments with the stamp set. The main elements of course being the sea turtles, which I stamped and cut out, along with few little start fish and flowers. For the seaweed, I stamped this onto some acetate, using Stazon Ink so it would have a glossy almost wet look.

I hope this provides a little inspiration on stretching your stamps to scrapbooking as well! You can save some time by using a stamp positioned, such as the MISTI, to stamp multiples at a time while you’ve got a good ink combo going, and save some for future projects. I just stamp, rotate the paper, stamp again, etc.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” 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

 

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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 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 Color Layering Sea Turtle
Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle
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Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle Die
Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle Die
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Hero Arts Forever Green
Hero Arts Forever Green
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Hero Arts Lime Green Ink
Hero Arts Lime Green Ink
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Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
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MISTI
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WRMK Laser Square
WRMK Laser Square
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Masculine Card with Vintage Travel

A friend’s dad recently had a card shower for his 90th birthday—and he looks fab! I decided to make a vintage car card…love this image, it’s detailed and shaded but you can still hand-color parts of it. So I broke out the Prismacolor pencils and went to town…then I fussy cut the car.

I layered maroon cardstock with the woodgrain vellum and gold washi and gold paper for the sentiment. I die cut the vellum with a stitched rectangle die for a little extra texture. The woodgrain vellum is nice and thick for vellum, with a ton of texture and it takes color from inks well too. I’ve stenciled on top with Distress inks and it works great!

The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages set. It’s a great versatile stamp set and you can custom order it at no extra cost…and also get 15% off your cart of $25 or more when you use my coupon code below!

Here’s a close-up so you can see the vellum texture…yummy, huh? And it comes out the package all ready to use.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” 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

 

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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 CHARK15 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 Scribble Coffees

Happy Thursday everyone,

I am still playing with my ‘new to me’ Hero Arts Scribble Bold Print cling stamp, it’s less than a month old so I say it is still new.  LOL

I first stamped the Scribble background with various distress ink on white card stock.  Then I die cut my coffee cups (using Hero Arts Nesting Teacup Infinity Dies) and distressd the edges using matching inks.  On a kraft panel I created coffee cup rings with distress ink, and dots/splash with water color.  Then I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment (from the Color Layering Butterflies set) and use foam tape to adhere the stacked cups and saucer.   Want to know where my saucer comes from?!  🙂  It the bottom of a large cup from the same infinity dies set.  🙂  Then the kraft panel goes onto a regular card base.

I think with enough coffee one’s heart would flutter?!  😀  Have you play our January Challenge yet?  Scroll down and check the details.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies 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 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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Under the Sea Birthday with Hero Arts

Happy Tuesday friends!  Have you seen the Hero Arts 2018 Spring Catalog?  I was so happy to see a lot of ocean themed stamps, stencils and dies!  Today I am using Hero Arts Reef Border die which is just gorgeous and perfect for a lot of occasions.  I love the details of the little seahorse, turtle, coral and even fish!  I needed a more masculine birthday card and came up with this.

I started with navy blue cardstock for my card panel and die cut the reef border die.

Reef Border Die with Hero Arts

I die cut a separate panel from white cardstock to ink up with Distress Oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Salty Ocean.  This panel was then adhered to the backside of the card front.

Reef Border Die with Hero Arts

I love the silhouette effect of the Reef Border die around the Distress Oxide inked up panel!  The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Blessings Stamp and Cut (which is on sale) inked up in Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow ink in Navy .

Hero Arts Reef Border Die

Here’s the completed look!  I hope you enjoyed!  Have a great day and mahalo for stopping by!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” 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 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 Reef Border die

Hero Arts Blessings Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow ink in Navy

Distress Oxide inks: Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Salty Ocean


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Infinity Dies Are Versatile

Hi, friends, Chark here today. I needed a baby shower card so after checking Pinterest for ideas, I decided to make a baby carriage circle-shaped card. You can use the Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies to make this card. I used the smaller circles for the wheels and the Ornaments Infinity dies for the large circle.

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If you use the circles, when you die cut your folded cardstock, make sure the edge of the die is offset from the paper when you run it through your die cut machine. You’ll see the folded edge of the paper doesn’t come all the way to the edge of the die, so it won’t get cut through right there and you’ll have a card that opens. But only do a small bit (unlike the picture) so your card is mostly round.

If you use the largest of the Ornaments Infinity dies, all you do is leave the hanger of the ornament die off the edge and your card will be attached there.

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  1. I die cut one folded piece for the card and then ran it through with an embossing folder. I die cut another one and used that for the inside of the card for writing that wasn’t embossed. You’ll need to cut a shape out to make the carriage opening. It’ll look like Pac Man at this point 🙂
  2. I die cut 4 smaller circles for the wheels and attached 2 to the front of the card and 2 to the back of the card, now it stands up on the wheels when opened.
  3. To the front, I added pink buttons and pink border punched paper and added flowers and a bow and pearls. You can decorate this however you want.

The infinity dies are so versatile, especially the round ones. I made some snowman cards here if you want to see those.

Happy Sunday!

chark!
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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 insert your code here 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 DK031 Digital Kit Love Card

Hi! It’s Sue. In a few weeks, it’ll be roses and chocolates day – Valentine’s Day. With Valentine’s Day in mind, I created today’s card.

I started with Hero Arts Words of Love DK031 Digital Kit. I chose the “floral love black” image. I opened the image in MS Word, re-sized it and printed it on cardstock. I wasn’t sure which markers would make the inkjet printer ink bleed, so I decided to use Prismacolor colored pencils to add colors. I found a matching blue cardstock to mat the panel. For a bit of sparkle, I added some sequins.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” 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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Going on an Adventure with Hero Arts European Adventure

So, not sure if the whole Christmas holiday vibe thing has moved on for most of you, but I was still in the holiday spirit and so out came the Hero Arts Digital File European Adventure DK041.  Full of all sorts of goodies, I decided to get out the Silhouette Cameo and use the files as digital cut files.  There are many images to choose from and some cut better than others.  However, the files are supplied as black and white and also in colour, so you can use them in a multitude of ways.

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I used a few of the files and was already going with a French type of theme to the layout and so you will see the word “Bonjour”, plus the use of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, coffee cup, lamp post and the adorable wooden seat at the bottom.  The papers come from a new Fabscraps collection soon to be released and I also used a few die cuts.  The ephemera and the stencil work that is actually behind the image now was also done with Fabscraps products that are all a part of the same set.  Such a little cutie  of a layout with the red and blue giving it the little bit of oomph it all needed to bring it together.

I finally have a desk and there is a huge amount of stuff on it and around it and it is all fairly chaotic, however I did manage to carve out a small space so I could get some work done.  Not only do I have alot to do, but I also have a desperate desire to be creative and so with moving and getting used to a whole new lifestyle out here on the farm has simply been busy and exhausting, but it is all finally coming together and a creative space evolving.  I would show you a pic of how chaotic it currently is, but best there is no record!!  Anyway, enjoy being creative all, thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Here are a few more images just so you can see things a little closer if you so desire.  Take care of yourselves and those around you and I will be back later in the month with a little more of my creativity.  Smiles, Delia

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Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” 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.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity Lantern

Hi everybody,

I am so excited to share my project with you today, I used my Ornaments Infinity Dies to make not ornament but a faux lantern.  I am inspired by the Chinese Lantern Festival (which falls on March 2nd this year).

We all want to stretch our craft supplies right?  Last year I made some 3D ornaments using this same set of die, you could see them in this post.  And I thought to improve the shape of my ornaments, such as this one.

So I use one of the medium dies and make a prototype like this.

Instead of just scoring and folding down the center, I scored two lines leaving some space in the center.  I think it does look a lot better.  To tie the twine, I used a flower die cut using a die from the Hero Arts Frame Cut – Scallop Frame set and glue it over the top.  Now I just need to choose some color card stock to make or do some stamping on the white Cs before die cutting the pieces.  And those would be my next holiday project!!  Yay.

Next I experimented with a different die, and while doing that I thought why not expand the scope and made faux lantern?

 

I die cut six times the ornament shape, mark and score a rectangle area (see photo below), folded and glue together the edges.  To cover the top for the twine, I die cut the large snowflake from Hero Arts Frame Cut – Small and Large Snowflake set.  And it fitted perfectly.

 

And then I went ahead with my faux lantern, I used the largest die from the Ornaments Infinity Dies set.  By now I think you got the idea of the basic steps so I will skip the ‘how to’ and go right ahead to show you the end result.

 

Here’s a little video to show how it looks all around.

 

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies 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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity Dies
  • Hero Arts Cling Stamp – Leaf and Floral Background, Small Strip Flower
  • Hero Arts Frame Cut – Small and Large Snowflakes, Scallop Frame
  • Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair
  • Hero Arts Orchid Cutting Set by Lia
  • Ranger Distress inks (Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey
  • Hero Arts Pigment Ink – Unicorn
  • white embossing powder
  • Ranger Liquid Pearl
  • watercolors
  • white gel pen