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Blog Hop & Giveaway | Sugartree Stamps Release Day!

 

Hello Everyone & Happy Release Day! Sugartree Stamp is launching 3 new digital sets and this month we have a blog hop complete with guest designers and a giveaway!! This is your first stop on the hop and if you find any broken links along the way come on back here for the full hop list.

Now lets unveil the digis!

First up is “Farmhouse”. This southern charm themed set includes a total of 11 images and 8 sentiments.

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This set retails for $3.99 and is available now in our etsy store!

The next set is the mini Sweet Tea set. This set contains the mason jar image from the full size set as well as the coordinating sweet tea sentiment.

Sweet Tea Digital Stamp

This set retails for $.99

Lastly is a coordinating SVG Cut file

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These images can be used all together as pictured to make fun wall art, or separated and used individually. This set retails for $.99.

Now for the fun! Below is the list of blogs participating in todays hop. We are giving away 3 Sugartree Sets of the Winners Choice to 1 lucky hopper, all you have to do is comment. One winner will be chosen by random draw from the comments left across all of the participating blogs, the more blogs you comment on the more chances to win!  Leave your comments by 11:59pm May 31st. Winner will be contacted via email and announced on the a2z winners post June 7th.

Kristina Beagle

Arlene McClung

Cindy Chiu

Helen Gullett

Monica Martinez

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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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It’s Time for a Hero Arts Caffeine Fix

Yay, it’s time for the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop! a2z Scrapbooking is excited to be a sponsor again for all you talented, prolific coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers!summerclh

My card today uses some digi stamps. a2z Scrapbooking Supplies is the official Hero Arts digital stamp retailer and one of the most popular sets is Caffeine Fix. There are several fun stamps that you can play with to make exactly whatever size you want. I used the coffee cup and layered the stamp in different sizes in my Corel Draw program (like Adobe Photoshop), added the sentiment and then printed.

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But sometimes, I just open the stamp in Windows and print straight from there and then trim it to add to a card later.

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I used my Tombow markers to watercolor the card base (by smooshing) and the cups (with a brush) and added my own steam and the counter top. I think the sentiments look so cool. I added a fun cut on the card side with a new stitched die I just bought.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to link up at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop so you can try to win your choice of digital stamp sets or $25 gift certificate from a2z Scrapbooking!

Will you pick inks, stencils or these cute stamps if  you win?

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The a2z Scrapbooking store was founded to aid charities (Camp Gluten Freedom for kids with Celiac, and to help end Behcet’s Disease) and is run by volunteers so that your purchase can give the most money to charity. Here are some of our talented Design Team members who are hopping along with the Summer Hop.

Martha Lucia

Arlene

Angie

Chark

Ilina

Niki

Cindy

Donna

Good luck and Happy Hopping!

Chark

Caffeine Fix

Stitched Border Dies

Tombow Markers

White Note Cards

 


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Lasting Hearts Blog Hop

Lasting Hearts

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here to talk to you about a cause that is dear to all of our hearts here at a2z Scrapbooking.  The team has decided to participant in this Lasting Hearts Card Drive along with Hero Arts and Friends.

What is the Lasting Hearts Card Drive you ask?

It’s a card drive to help comfort mothers who have lost a piece of their hearts.  Losing a child, whether in pregnancy or older, can be one of the hardest pains a parent can endure.

So Kimberly, the women who is in charge of this event, would love to include a handmade card to each family experience this lost.

If you would love to send your cards to be included in this amazing drive, please send them here:

Lasting Hearts Card Drive
      2892 N Bellflower Blvd Ste 216
      Long Beach Ca 90815

Now take a look at the DT’s cards that they created for this event.

Check out our blog hop participants and comment by March 25 at 11:59 pm EDT on all the blogs for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to a2z Scrapbooking.

Dawn Turley

llina Crouse

Cindy Chiu

Char Kochensparger

Angie Cimbalo

Now tell me weren’t those cards super cute.

I hope these cards have inspired you to play along with us.

Thank you for stopping by.

Kymona


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Mmmmm…Coffee

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Hi, crafty friends! It’s Chark here today to show you a project I made for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. When I think coffee, I think caffeine and when I think caffeine, I think of being a parent with a young kid. Where DO they get their energy?! I made up a little gift bag but this could also be turned into a card. You could fill this for new parents with a coffee gift card, caffeinated chocolate bars (my college-age daughter loves them), or any kind of fun new-parent gifts.

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I stamped the Lil Hoot owl stamps first and colored them with Prismacolors. Then I added eyelids with a thin marker to make the big owl look sleepy. I mounted them on a copper colored stenciled background and added the digi sentiment below their branch. Then I just layered the panel on corrugated cardboard from some packaging and some blue pearl paper.

I think this would be a hit at a baby shower.

Here’s a close-up.

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If you want to see more coffee goodness, hop over to the personal blogs of our talented Design Team at these links. Hope you’ll join in the Spring Hop and link up your project! I’m wishing you good luck on the plethora of prizes to be had on the hop, including the $25 gift code to a2z Scrapbooking Supplies!

Angie

Arlene

Cindy

Ilina

Kimberly

Martha Lucia

Chark

And check out this month’s Embossing Challenge using your Hero Arts stencils, stamps or dies to try to win another $25 gift card to the store. You can go browse the pretty things at the store here if you want to plan ahead for your wins 🙂

Here are some coffee products you might want to check out available from Hero Arts. And if you visit the design team blogs, you’ll find a 15% discount available for orders of $25 or more before shipping.

So it’s like you’re losing money if you don’t order and, really, no one wants that. You’re welcome. emoticonblog

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Kelly’s Coffee and Donuts Inks

 

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Caffeine Fix Digital Stamps

Kelly’s Coffee and Donuts Mini Stamps

Coffee and Cake Ink Cube

Thanks for stopping by! The items I used are below. If it’s sold out in the store, just click the aqua Request Button on the store site and ask for it. We’ll get it to you asap at no extra charge! And that goes for ANY Hero Arts product you’re interested in.

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Lil Hoot stamps and dies

Caffeine Fix digi stamps

Stencil Stars

Copper Embossing Paste

Pearlescent Paper

Striped Ribbon


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CASEing Kelly Blog Hop

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Hello everyone!! Welcome to the beginning of this awesome hop for our fabulous friend, Kelly Latevola!!  The entire list is down below so that you can hop along and visit all of the talented designers who appreciative of Kelly.

Kelly has designed for us since the beginning!  We love her work and are so grateful for her.  We are sad to see her go! She will surely be missed!!

To show our appreciation, everyone participating in this hop, has CASED Kelly!!  Yes, we were tasked with the job of picking 3 of her cards and making 1 card inspired by those three cards!!

Lets get started:

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I love how the pink and gold feathers are peeking out from the side of the card.  So very pretty and adds dimension to the card.

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This card caught my eye because of the colors Kelly used to create it.  So vibrant and rich.

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Yes, how could you not love this card.  Doesn’t that hello look like its popped off the flower stem?  It isn’t .  Super cool.  I love the edge of the front panel.  So unique and different.

The CASE:

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I created a blue watercolor panel to add to the side of my card front like Kelly’s first card. The blue is so vibrant and rich, which is the look I was going for. Then I die cut a tag and sentiment like Kelly’s second card. I love the side panel cut off that I had to create that as well. I added some white dots along side boarder for an added touch.  CASEing Kelly was fun for sure!!

Take a closer look:

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Thanks Kelly for supporting us since the beginning.  You will always have a place over here at a2z Scrapbooking!! We know for sure, we will see you in the blog universe!!!

What is a blog hop without some fun prizes?! Leave a comment by 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, October 29th along each stop in the hop to increase your chances of winning a prize from one of our sponsors: a2z Scrapbooking, Altenew, Create a Smile Stamps, Dee’s Art Impressions, DJ Kard Kreations, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz and Simon Says Stamp,! Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.

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Just in case your just arriving or your lost along your way here is the entire list of blog participants!!

a2z Scrapbooking

Amy Tsuruta

Ardyth Percy Robb

Brandi Hall

Char Kochensparger

Cindy Chiu

Darnell Knauss

Dawn Turley

Debra James

Deepti Malik

Donna Idlet

Elizabeth Campau

Ellen Haxelmans

Heather Ruwe

Jennifer Loftfield

Joan Bardee

Kara Vrabel

Kara-Lynne

Kathy Wade

Katie Gehring

Kristie Goulet

Kristina Beagle

Kymona Tracey

Laura Jane

Leigh Penner

Lin Brandyberry

Linda Trace

Lindsay Amrhein

Lydia Evans

Maria Sabina Raita

Marika Rahtu

Martha Lucia Gomez

Michele Cunningham

Michele Ferguson

Michelle Lupton

Michelle Williams

Monica Maier

Niki G.

Nina-Marie Trapani

Rubeena Naz

Shelly Kurth

Taunya Butler

Thordis Dogg

Vera Yates

Supplies used:

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Kymona


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a2z Scrapbooking Birthday Blog Hop Bash

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Hello everyone, and welcome to a2z Scrapbooking Birthday Blog Hop Bash!!  This is the first stop on this super duper hop!  We have so much in store for you.  The Design Team prepared some awesome birthday card for this special day.

I’m going to showcase some of the Happy Birthday stamp sets with you today.

for your kindenss

Happy Birthday to you

Happy birthday 4

 

Happy Birthday Scroll

All of these sets can be found in the a2z Scrapbooking store. We also have digi files which are showcased throughout the hop.

Now your next stop will be the talented Barb but before you go let me tell you about our GIVEAWAY!!!

What is a blog hop without a giveaway??

a2z Scrapbooking is giveaway one $25 gift certificate to the store.  All you have to to do is leave a comment on every blog in the hop to be included in the random drawing to win the $25 gift certificate to the store.

So what are you waiting for, don’t walk run to the other blogs and leave my fellow design team members some love.

Just in case you miss anyone’s blog, I’ve attached the entire for you below.

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Barb
Betty
Char
Donna
Elena
Greta
Jennifer
Kelly
Kristina
Kymona
Lisa
Sandra
Sarah
Stephanie
Taru

One more thing before I go, did you know that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on these different social media outlets!! You don’t want to miss out on any fun promotions!!

Kymona


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We have our HOP WINNER……

HI everyone!  I am here to announce the winner of the Hero Arts/a2z Scrapbooking Blog Hop.  We took all the comments from each and every blog and our winner of a $50 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store is from Steph B’s blog:

 

Anonymous Andrea D. La Vigne said…

When I first saw this card, I just said, “Wow!” Love your dimension with the layers, and the coloring on the flower is beautiful. Tfs!

August 31, 2014 at 9:44 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Andrea!!!!  I have Please send an e-mail to a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to  receive your prize.

Thank you to everyone that commented on all the blogs. Your comments mean the world to us! 🙂

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR TERHI’S AMAZING POST FOR TODAY! 🙂

Michelle

 


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Digital Blog Hop with Hero Arts

 

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Hello and welcome!

Today we are excited to announce that  a2z Scrapbooking is now partnering with Hero Arts to be  the exclusive site, other than Hero Arts themselves, to purchase all  Hero Arts Digital Kits!  If you have never used digital or think you can’t use digital fear not, we have 16 exciting stops on the hop to show you how, plus 3 videos.

a2z Scrapbooking is giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner.  The prize winner will be randomly selected from ALL comments received on the participating designers’ blogs.  The more comments you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning, so be sure to leave a little love at each blog, including this one! 

This is your last stop on the hop. You should have arrived here from the very talented, Hero Arts Designer Kelly Rasmussen.

Our first card features the Digital PRINT Kits. Here is a video to show you how easy these kits are to use with a simple program like Microsoft word

Here is the card that I made to go along with it:

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This second video shows you how to use the Hero Arts Print Kits as Print and Cuts in Silhouette Studio or just as a cut file in Silhouette Studio:

Here is an example of using the digital kit as a print and cut file:
Christmas light tags

 

Just like I demonstrated in the video….I took the Christmas light and used a gradient fill on it. I printed it out and then cut it out with my Silhouette.  I used some Hero Arts stamps and ink to decorate the background of the tags and then added the print & cut file I created with the digital kit. I added some Wink of Stella to add some extra POW to it. (All supplies listed below)

Next I have a few more tags showing how to combine different cuts with each other for a unique one-of-a kind look:
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For this tag I cut the Christmas ornament from the Retro Holiday kit out of two different colored Foiled papers. I swapped out the colors to make a unique ornament. I used some Distress Ink and a Tim Holtz Stencil to create the background. The tag was also cut using the Holiday Houses file from the kit I used in the card above.

red gold star tag

For this one I used the same Tim Holtz stencil for the background but this time I cut two of those gorgeous snowflake stamps from the Retro Holiday Kit and layered them with a pop dot in between them.
red green tag

For this tag I used the insides of the Gold snowflake star in the tag above to fill in the red foil star and I also used the print & cut technique to create the smaller snowflake star with a pattern in the center.  There are so many options with these kits. 🙂

 

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Lastly I used two more of the red snowflake stars from the Retro Holiday kit and layered them on top of the Dancing Rain Stencil, inked in Hero Arts Silver Ink, for a unique look.

In case you missed the video on my personal blog I am adding it below. In this video you will learn how to use the Hero Arts Digital CUT FILE KITS.  You will learn the difference between SVG files and DXF and you will discover that you do not need the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition to use these files.

We hope you had fun today….and that you learned a lot.

We are working as fast as we can to get ALL the Hero Arts Digital Kits into the store. In the meantime if you would like to shop you can use the discount code MICHELLE15 for 15% off your order.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today.

 

Here is the hop list in the event you find a broken link or get lost along the way:

Hero Arts
Tami Hartley
Kelly Latevola
Kymona Tracey
Lisa Spangler
Michelle Liimatainen
Kathy Wade
Lucy Abrams
Chitra Nair
Char K
Ruth Bosner
Jocelyn Olson
Zoey Scarpelli
Stephanie B
Kelly Rasmussen
a2z Scrapbooking <<<<< YOU ARE HERE

Remember to comment on every blog on the hop (we kindly request one comment per blog) to win a $50 gift certificate to a2z Scrapbooking

You have until Sunday August 31, 2014  11:59 EST to comment on each blog. Winner will be announced on September 3rd. Good Luck.

Michelle

 

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