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July 2018 Challenge Winners

Hello, crafty friends! Leslie here to announce the Winner and Top 3 from last month’s “Birthday Bash” challenge. A huge THANKS to everyone who participated – we sure enjoyed perusing those gorgeous entries! You’ll remember the prize up for grabs was Hero Arts Silly Scape!

So, our randomly-chosen winner of the digital kit is…

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

And our Top 3 are…

#16 Cimbacreativefun

#36 Esther

#1 ~gail~

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 thanks for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs!
Leslie

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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 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

 

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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 Leslie15 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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a2z Scrapbooking July 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 Birthday Bash and we’d love to see your birthday project!

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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 digi kit Birthday Bash at A2Z Scrapbooking
Little B Handwritten dies
Oxide inks- fossilized amber, cracked pistachio, faded jeans,  and iced spruce
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – ripened pumpkin & midnight blue
Copic markers E30 for the cake with B91, B24 for the platter and candles
Vagabond die cut machine


Cindy
Cindy
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies
Hero Arts Delicate Petals Stencil
Hero Arts Say It All Clear Stamp
Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (Red Royal)
Ranger Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire)
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Wink of Stella (Clear)
White Gel Pen
Black Marker


Annie
Annie
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Silly Scape
Spectrum Noir Markers
Recollection black, green, brown & Gray cardstock
Lawn Fawn die (tree base)
Fiskars circle punch (tree top)
Anna Griffin die (leaves)


Leslie
Leslie
Supplies used:
Taylored Expressions Snow White cardstock, Marco’s Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pineapple Punch DSP
Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail stamp set
Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail Inks: Dandelion, Ultra Pink and Black ink
Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink
Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut
Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops
Fiskars Corner Rounder


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 Silly Scape!

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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Birthday Bash with Guest Mary Polanco

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to introduce our Guest Designer for the month of December, Mary Polanco. I first found Mary’s work on YouTube where she does great videos that are well-paced, inspiring and full of beautiful projects. When I asked if she’d be our December Guest Designer, she agreed and went above and beyond our expectations with her projects using our digital-of-the-month, Birthday Bash. There’s even a video for you to watch! Here’s Mary with her instructions…enjoy!

Hi there!  I’m so excited to be guest posting today using the Birthday Bash Digital Stamp set!  For my first project, I wanted to go big and go bright.  So I decided to print out the cake image pretty large.  This is an A2 size card so you can see the scale here, it’s pretty big.  I love this cake image because it’s simple and so easy to work with.  I chose the sentiment “Celebrate” because I’m going for a very cheerful and upbeat card.
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I cut out the cake and sentiment and left a small white border.  I pulled out my “Color It” Gel pens and used the glitter ones that matched the background I was using.
Speaking of all things bright and cheery, let’s talk about the background! I had a blast working with these Distress Oxides.  First I sponged on the three colors you see here, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, and Picked Raspberry.  After I sponged it on, I sprayed that bad boy down with water from my Ranger Mister and let the water do all the work.  I moved along the drying process with my heat tool and once it was good and dry, I covered it with Versamark Ink and then used some clear glitter embossing powder to get that shimmery look.
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I put the card together with some fun foam under the colored background and some 3M foam mounting tape under the cake image for some added dimension.  But I laid the sentiment flat and used Multi Medium Matte from Ranger for a strong hold! I finished off the card with some Confetti Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for some added fun!
I really wanted to use these balloons and the vintage look of them inspired me to go with a little bit more of an artsy kind of look.

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I started with my background, using some Canson XL watercolor paper.  I used Distress Oxide in Iced Spruce, Seedless Preserves, and Worn Lipstick, and sponged it on first.  Then I watered it down with my Ranger Mister to fully mix the colors.  I heat set it with my heat tool and then finished it off with some of this fantastic black Smooth Spritz.  I love the look of the black shimmery paint splatters on top of these colors.

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I printed the balloon images and the “Hooray” on some Neenah Solar Crest 80lb weight cardstock and cut them out leaving a small white border.  I sponged the balloons with some Iced Spruce Oxide, and the sentiment with Worn Lipstick.
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I put the card together using fun foam under the colored background and foam tape under the balloon and sentiment.  Finally, I finished the balloons with some Glossy Accents and Confetti Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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I hope you enjoyed this project as I had so much fun working with these digital images.  Until next time, Happy Crafting everyone!

Mary Polanco
Many thanks to Mary for her work and time and for inspiring us with her beautiful projects! You can see more from Mary on YouTube, her blog MerryMadeCrafts,  and her Facebook page here.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Make it Pop” 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 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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Digital Duel with Birthday Bash

Today’s digital duel is starring Arlene and me, Chark, along with the Hero Arts Birthday Bash digital kit. This is the prize for the winner this month of our Make It Pop challenge. You can use any products to win this digi kit…and if you use Hero Arts products on your project, you could also win $20 to the a2z store!

Here’s Arlene’s darling card for her darling granddaughter. She used shades of purple for the cupcake and a large sentiment from the kit inside. You can see more on Arlene’s blog here.

And here’s my take for a masculine birthday. I used washi tape in gold chevron for stripes, printed the sentiment the color it already is (teal) and added a candle from the kit for the letter i.

I used a white Uniball gel pen to make stripes and dots on the candle and letters and Stickles for the flame. I mounted the sentiment on some teal cardstock, then white then a pool notecard. So fast and easy!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Make it Pop” 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 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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We have WINNERS!!!!

Our apologies for being a bit behind on these announcements!    We have had some family emergencies and health issues, but are TRILLED to tell you who won our April “Stencil It”  Challenge — That LUCKY Winner is”

 Dawn Turley

   

And the Winner of our BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP is:

Cornelia (Fun Stamping)a2z Birthday

Who left this comment on My Blog

Cornelia (fun stamping) said…That black poppy is amazing, Lisa! Happy Weekend to you!  April 25, 2015 at 11:30 AM

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    You have both won a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store!    

 CONGRATULATIONS!    

Please contact Linda  - a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net -  to CLAIM YOUR Prizes!!

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You don’t want to miss this beauty by Donna!!!!