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HERO ARTS YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY


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HERO ARTS, YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY

Hero Arts, You Make me so happy! This is my statement today and it’s on my card too. You can’t image how happy I was with all your comments about my last card using one of the Hero Arts stencils with creative medium, but for me, and I think for you too, the most important thing is that all of us really enjoy and love the Hero Arts products and the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies! Based on this I got my inspiration to create today’s card. Take a look at my card:

HERO ARTS YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY

This is a very clear and simple card. I used the Very Vanilla card stock for the base and the Glorious Petal Stencil from Hero Arts. I applied the ink with a brush to have soft look and obtain a delicate touch over the free areas of the stencil. I used two different tones of Distress Ink, the Blueprint Sketch for the center and the Seedless Preserves for the borders. On the middle part I mixed the colors.

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Then I used Hero Arts Intense Black Ink to stamp the word happy from the Happy Stamp & Cut Set from Hero Arts directly over the same layer and also stamped the sentiment ‘you make me so’ in a separate piece of card stock with the same ink to finalize the card. I added some blue sequins from the Hero Arts Ombre Blue collection.

The process was very simple and card is very clear. You can explore this technique using different colors or creating this in series or simply changing the sentiments. a2z Scrapbooking Store has many options of stencils and stamps that you can combine and use to create your own version.

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. You can use the code Martha15 to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

a2z Scrapbooking has a Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages. Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any of the promotions!

I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! One lucky winner will be announced on April 7th.

MORE PRIZES THIS MONTH!!!

During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! Just comment on any blog posts in March.

We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

Good luck and please come back again soon!

HERO ARTS YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY

 


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Hero Arts CM131 Purr Card

Hi! Happy Tuesday! I can’t believe that we’re almost halfway through March. Where is the time going? I’m grateful that I still manage to find some time to sit at my craft table. Here’s my latest card

When I saw this Hero Arts stamp set, I knew that I had to have it. I love kitties … I miss my last kitty, Bayley. She was quite a character. You definitely knew who was the boss – not me! I had a difficult time picking out my favourite one or two kitties, so I decided to use the sentiment related to 9 lives so that I could include 9 kitties. I stamped them with black pigment ink and then added colour with copics.

Our current challenge here at a2z Scrapbooking is

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Please remember to use a Hero Arts product as the main image. If you’re looking for more Hero Arts products, consider a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart exceeds $25, use my code sue15 for 15% off.

Supplies

Hero Arts CM131 Purr

Black pigment ink

Assorted copic markers

 

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Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy


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Stencil with a Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die

Welcome to the A2Z challenge of stenciling.  You can use your stencils to create depth and and shape.

stencil-a2z-logo-challengeIf you don’t have a stencil, you can create your own, which is what I’ve done here.  I am not exactly creating a journal, nor a notebook or a book of images or designs.  I’m not sure yet, what it will end up being, but one has to make a start at least.  I needed something to keep track of challenges and designs as well as being fun.   I made a page to fit a grunge book which I am painting white.  This will be a page inside the book.  I chose a patterned paper and used a stencil of various sized dots, then die cut the butterfly to use it as a stencil.  I sponged white Unicorn ink into the holes and along the border of the butterfly stencil.   I would not have used the white inked butterfly except that it brought out the outlines of inked butterfly image that I stenciled.

I added some words and small gems, white reinforcements and a digital image for color.

Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy

Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die
  • Hero Arts Digital Road Trip (Route 66)
  • Hero Arts White Unicorn ink
  • Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies (reinforcements)
  • Hero Arts My Words – old HA clear set
  • Elizabeth Craft Design stickers –
  • Ranger Distress ink

You can use code Arlene15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  If you need craft items that you don’t see in the store, don’t forget you can special order them here at the A2ZScrapbooking Store.

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders $50.00 or More.  Be sure to check out our sales/ retired section for 50%- and more off.

2nd Chance to Win: During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

The inside is simple and I did photograph the inside on my blog.  You can catch me at A Bit of This and That.


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Rustic Ornament – with Hero Arts Christmas Trimmings Stamp and Cut Set

 

 

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Hi there, thanks so much for stopping by!  I have a new project for our A2Z November Embellish It Challenge, using Hero Arts Christmas Trimmings  Stamp and Cut set!

I used blank wooden shapes and inked some with Distress Ink and added paper to others.  Then I punched a hole in the top.  I stacked several dies cuts of the Merry Christmas from the set on some of the ornament and added Wink of Stella for shine.  The embellishment flowers were from my stash, but there are some beautiful flowers in the shop right here and so reasonably priced!  I also used some snowflakes and reindeer from my stash to give them some pizazz!  If you don’t like all the extra embellishments you can just add one or two – see the ornaments at the bottom of this post.

I hope you will have time to join us this month for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.  Just remember to use one main Hero Arts product and link up your card HERE.  Good Luck!

Don’t forget, you can use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) at the a2zscrapbooking store. And from now till Dec 24, you’ll get free shipping (US domestic) for any order $50 or more, use code FreeShipping16.  Check the Announcement section on the store.

 These are the supplies I used from the store:

 

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Here’s an ornament with just the two flowers-it’s very rustic!

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Hero Arts Peace Ornament

Hi crafty friends.   Dawn here to share a layered card with you.  My card has a number of card layers.

 

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I used some American Crafts card to make my main layers with some silver mirror card as mats.  The foiled layer is from a Heidi Swapp paper.  It is all the soft green colour (did not photography well!)  I had the clear embossed piece on my table ( mine is not a Hero Arts stamp but THIS one is perfect to use .)   I die cut the ornament (DC166 Merry & Bright Tag Set) from the silver mirror card and then die cut the PEACE (DC187 Peace Stamp and Die) from the green card and stamped the rest of the sentiment in Archival ink

NOTE: both of these  popular Stamp and Die sets are currently Out of Stock at a2z Scrapbooking, however you can CUSTOM Order it in the Store. Just click on the REQUEST CUSTOM ORDER form on the store HOME Page!)   This goes for pretty much ANY Hero Arts products that is still available.  If you can’t find it in the store, please feel free to ask!

Remember if you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store  you can use code Dawn15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

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SUPPLIES:

Hero Arts CG681 Candy Stripe Bold Pattern

Hero Arts DC166 Merry & Bright Tag Set

Hero Arts DC187 Peace Stamp & Die set

American Crafts card stock

Archival black ink

Versamark ink

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Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot

Have you had an opportunity to join us for our current monthly challenge at a2z Scrapbooking?

Our current challenge is

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We’d love to see your creations. Just be sure that your focal image is a Hero Arts product.

When I saw the challenge “Layer It”, I thought (being the over-achiever that I am) that I would layer my stamping and use layers on my card. Hero Arts has a great assortment of Color Layering stamp sets and ink cube packs that make creating a multi-layer stamp image fun. There are many great products at the a2z Scrapbooking shop at Etsy

If you make a purchase of over $25, use my code Sue15 for a 15% discount.

Here’s my card

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I stamped the images of the stamp set and matted the cardstock with pink. I found a cool piece of “ribbon/weave/lace” that I thought would make a nice layer to add some texture to the card. I placed this all on a piece of olive/gray cardstock which was finally placed on my card. I couldn’t figure out where to put a sentiment, so I left this card without a sentiment – LOL!

Supplies

Hero Arts CL946 Color Layering Orchid in a Pot

Hero Arts Shadow Inks – Ultra Pink

Hero Arts Shadow Inks – Field Greens

Hero Arts Shadow Inks – Lime Green

Hero Arts Shadow Inks – Passionflower

Hero Arts Shadow Inks – Bubble Gum

Brown ink

 

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Tag with branches

Looking for the Giveaway for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop?! Click here on the link and then comment on the rafflecopter link at the very bottom!

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Giveaway

Today I felt like making a Christmas card, must be the cooler temperatures that are helping my feel more festive. I know it’s not that cool yet as our high today was in the lower 70’s, but it’s a huge difference to the 90 we had on Saturday! Welcome fall temps!!!

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I like the way the card turned out. The hardest or at least most time consuming was the background. After stamping the green branches and red berries I ran the background through the cuttle bug several times to “emboss” the greenery. Here is a closer look at the result…

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I then stamped and die cut a few extra branches. The tag is stamped and fussy cut using an older HA set (as well as the sentiment I used). I layered my die cut branches and tag on a smaller white panel, adding some twine to the top and tied a bow. Topped the smaller panel onto the card base using some foam adhesive.

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Don’t forget there is also the request custom order option if you see something on your wish list that isn’t in store. You still have a few days to link up for your chance to win! Always love to see what everyone makes.

Have a great day!

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Supplies:

Hero Arts Pine Branches Stamp & Die Combo SB133

Forever Green Shadow Ink

Ombre Ink Lime to Forever Green

Merry Christmas Messages CL722


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Hero Arts Thanks & Stencil Love!

Looking for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Giveaway?! Click the link and head to the bottom of the page where you’ll find the rafflecopter giveaway.

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Giveaway

Hi friends – welcome back! I had so much fun making this carD and it came together very quickly – even better! First the ‘official schtuff’!

If you don’t see some of the products I used in the Etsy shop; don’t hesitate to create a special order, they do those ALL. THE. TIME! 😀 I think a couple items may be sold out but there are lots of other alternatives too.

Also, don’t forget to use coupon code MicheleG15 to receive 15% off your order of $25 or more! 😀 Happy shopping!

And last, don’t forget to join our TAG challenge this month – we love seeing you creations!

OK, now down to b’ness! I took a piece of ranger water color paper and sponged heavily with spun sugar, the added the Bold Floral Stencil and sponged on abandoned coral distress ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed with shimmer mist; I knew the colors would run somewhat but that’s okay. (If you follow me on snapchat. I peeked a couple quick videos of the sponging and shimmer mist – username: whimsycreation).

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I sat the main panel aside to dry and worked on the ‘thanks’ and vellum piece. The ‘thanks’ was cut  4 times from black card stock and glued together; once dry I sponged with VersaMark and added clear sparkle embossing powder…three different times. I embossed a sentiment on vellum and although the sentiment is normally in a straight line, I decided to curve it to match the ‘thanks’ a bit more. Some striped paper, thread and enamel dots finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by; don’t forget to join this month’s challenge – TAGS! Thanks for stopping by!

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WHAT’S IT TAKE?

Stamps: HA Thanks Stamp and Cut, HA Hello Stamp and Cut

Papers: Misc black stripes DP, Ranger water color, Meenah 110 lb. white, vellum, We R Memory aetate striped paper

InkVersaMark, Spun Sugar and Abandoned Coral distress inks

Accessories: HA sparkle embossing powder, Doodlebug enamel dots, silver thread. HA black embossing powder, HA Bold Flower stencil, Shimmer Mist

 


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Hawaiian Christmas with Hero Arts Destination Stamp

Hello again!  Niki G. here with a Hawaiian themed card using Hero Arts Destination Hawaii stamp.  (sorry it was in the store when I created the card, but there’s still San Francisco and Seattle or you can special order!)

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I inked up the destination stamp and used a tag die cut to get the part of the stamp I wanted for the scene.  I colored with copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts Christmas Messages.

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I added the sweet little Santa’s Sleigh on top (definitely another special order you can place in the a2z Scrapbooking store).  The twine and background paper is from Lawn Fawn.

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That’s my card for today.  I hope you’ll join this month’s challenge: Make it a Tag!  You’ll have a chance to win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking store!!

Mahalo for stopping by!

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Kelly’s S’Mitten & Christmas Messages

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I’m so glad that a2z is hosting this month’s “Make it a Tag” Challenge!  Christmas is getting closer and I wanted to start building my stash of holiday gift tags.

I used the new Hero Arts Mermaid Ombre AF365 Ink Pad and just swiped it down 3 of these tags, then added some Hero Arts Silver embossing powder on one and stamped the others with Hero Arts Black Dye Ink.  I used Hero Arts Kelly’s Smitten Stamp and Cut DC193 along with Hero Arts Christmas Messages CM100 for the sentiments.  I finished them off with dots of Nuvo glitter drops and some silver twine from my stash.

I hope you will have time to join us this month for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.  Just remember to use one main Hero Arts product and link up your card HERE.  Good Luck!

Don’t forget, you can use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) at the a2zscrapbooking store.  The new release products are in the store now so have fun shopping!

 These are the supplies I used from the store:

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

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