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Hero Arts – Romeo and Juliet

Hello everyone,

It’s Donna and the challenge for this month is “Anything Goes”.  Have you joined in on the fun?  I hope you will take time, there is still time.  You can link your project here. Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element!

I love challenges that are “anything goes”, you can test your imagination! As much as I enjoy making Christmas Cards and Coffee Cards, I love making Valentine Cards. I love the colors of pink, red and black together. Here is my card for inspiration:

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I am using the new Hero Arts Romeo and Juliet set.  Here is how I put my card together:

  1.  My card is an A2 card, and the second layer measures 4 x 5 1/4,
  2. I embossed the second layer with the rose embossing folder,
  3. I die cut my hearts using the new Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity dies, I took the second and third largest heart dies and centered them on some black card stock and die cut them out,
  4. I then die cut the third heart again with the light pink paper,
  5. I then stamped the girl and boy image with Hero Arts intense black ink,
  6. I took a green and red marker and colored the rose stamp and placed it in the boy’s hand to look like he was giving it to his girlfriend,
  7. I used my tape runner and added the black and pink hearts to my card,
  8. I then stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp and Cut with versamark and used the Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set it,
  9. I die cut the sentiment and used foam tape to pop the image on my card,
  10. I finished my card by adding some Hero Arts Sparkle Gem hearts to my card.

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty store. You can also use the code “Donna15” 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! Good luck and please come back again soon!

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Hero Arts Swallowtail Butterfly with Asian Flower Stencil

Hi there, I’m here at a2z today with a card for our Anything Goes Challenge!  Hope you can join in the fun and be eligible to win a $25 gift card to the a2z store!  Just make sure you use one main Hero Arts product on your creation!

I made the background with Distress Crayons, water and a baby wipe, then laid the stencil over the panel and used a stencil brush to add soft pink shadow ink on top for a fun design.  I cut two butterflies and layered them and added gems, then stamped the Hero Arts sentiment in black ink.  The polka dots on the side is actually ribbon from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies used for my card were:

Hero Arts Snow White Folded Cards PS566

Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper PS610

Hero Arts Swallowtail Fancy Die DL133 (the butterfly)

Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingo CL962 (the sentiment)

Hero Arts Soft Pink Shadow Pink AF168

Hero Arts Intense Black Ink AF345

Hero Arts Asian Flower Pattern Stencil SA073 (the background)

out of stock but you can special order it!

Gems from my stash

THERE are lots of gems available in the store

Tim Holtz Distress Crayons

May Arts Ribbon


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Anything Goes Challenge

If your weather is rainy or snowy and you need something to do, don’t clean out that closet or rearrange the cabinets, enter our January Anything Goes Challenge here. I hereby challenge you!

All you need to do is use a Hero Arts product for your main element and let people know you’re entering our challenge by linking back. You could win the $25 gift code to the store to add to your stash!

Take a look at one of Karen’s entries this month. So sweet in these colors and she’s giving it to Meals on Wheels, how cool is that?

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Maura entered this colorful lovely using some of my all-time favorite butterfly stamps.

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And Greta has just inked up her floral stamp for this embossed pastel beauty.

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Hope you’re inspired to join in this month’s challenge…it couldn’t be any easier!

Thanks, ladies, for joining us and providing such wonderful projects for us to drool over.

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Happy Wednesday!

chark

 


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Valentine – Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp & Cut

Hello everyone!

It’s Donna here, Happy New Year’s, I wish all of you good health, love and a crafty year!   There is a new challenge that I hope you will play along, the Challenge is “anything goes”.  You can link your project here.  Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ARTS Product as the focal element!

anything-goesI am using the cute Hero Arts “Floral Heart Stamp & Cut.  I used some red glitter paper to cut the die out.  I then die cut the “Valentine” from the Hero Arts “Valentine Message and Three Hearts Fancy Dies”.  I used liquid glue to adhere the “Valentine” to the heart die.  I then added some glossy accent to make the “Valentine” stand out.  The sentiment is from the Hero Arts “Floral Heart Stamp & Cut” set.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and added the Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and heated it with a hot glue gun.  I finished my card off by adding some Hero Arts rhinestones and twine.

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If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty store. You can also use the code “Donna15” 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! Good luck and please come back again soon!

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a2z Scrapbooking December 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Happy December!! I love this time of year.  Family and Friends celebrating together!!  Are you ready for all of the gift giving?  If not our new challenge, should help with that.

Our new challenge this month is “Anything but a Card”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project. Be creative with this challenge. 

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Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element! 

This challenge will be pretty interesting.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

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For the full photo tutorial on how to create this shaker tag, please head on over to my blog for that info.

Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of January!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

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Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post Clear Stamp
Hero Arts Vintage Post Frame Cut
Hero Arts gems (Red Blossoms)
Die-Namics cutting die – Stitched Sq Scallop Frame
Range Distress ink (Peeled Paint)
Memento Dye ink (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring Pencils
Clear embossing ink
Clear embossing powder

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– Hero Arts mini inks (Oct 2015 My Monthly Hero Kit)
– Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
– Versamark ink pad
– Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder
– Ranger Stardust Stickles (August 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit)
– Holiday colors heavy weight cardstocks (Hobby Lobby)
– White heavy weight cardstock (Darice)
– Snowhaven papers (CTMH, retired)
– Bags & Tags Dies (Concord & 9th)
– Other: red gems, gold star sequins, silver thread, natural twines
– Adhesive: Liquid glass glue (CTMH), 3D foam tape (Scotch), Glue Dots, Scor-pal Tape
– WRMK die-cutting machine
– WRMK 1-2-3 punch board
– Canon Printer & copy papers

Martha
Ornaments Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts
Gemstones by Hero Arts
Hero Arts Deep Ocean Hybrid Ink
Canvas Corp Mini Bags
Decorated Paper
Thick Baker’s Twine

Kymona
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
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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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Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut

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I’m so glad that a2z is hosting this month’s “Layer It” Challenge!  Christmas is getting closer and I wanted to start building my stash of holiday cards.  For this card I used both multiple layers of card stock stacked up with the sentiment die to make it pop up more, and used the layering stamps for the bow and the leaves!  Hero Arts layering stamps are so easy to use and make your projects have such great depth!

I used a Hero Arts Mermaid Ombre AF365 Ink Pad and just swiped it down a panel of card stock.  I used Hero Arts DC195 Christmas Trimmings Stamp and Cut set for all the leaves, bow, and sentiment.   In addition I used Hero Arts AF247 Fresh Peach Mid-Tone shadow Ink.   I added dots of silver Nuvo glitter drops to the mistletoe berries die cuts.

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:

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THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

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July Challenge Winners

If it’s the 7th of the month, it’s time to announce our challenge winners!

Our top winner, and the person who receives the $25 gift code to the a2z store is Maura! With this colorful and sophisticated card, she impressed the whole team! Please contact us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your gift code.

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Our runners-up win a blog badge and bragging rights to tell everyone how much our DT loved their entries! Just email the above address to ask for your blog buttons.

Our first runner-up this month is Andrea. Andrea tied with herself in a really quirky twist— two of her cards received the same amount of votes from the Design Team. Her first card wowed us with this absolutely lovely ombre effect. The grays really add to the calm look of this card and are perfect for the sentiment. The second card is a beauty and as one team member said, “downright gorgeous!” Andrea really nailed it this month with crowd pleasers 🙂

Our next runner-up is Ashwini, who entered this colorful watercolored card that has a fun, happy vibe to it and the black on the vibrant background really looks fabulous!

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And we’ll throw in one more runner-up, thanks to the circumstances with Andrea’s cards tying with each other.

Betty entered this fun tag card with that lovely hibiscus stamp…love the pink and black and the stripes and florals together—and the black dots are just the perfect touch!

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We had a great many entries this month that wowed the team…thanks to each of you for entering and playing along with us at a2z…don’t forget to enter the August Challenge of Color It In…you could take home the $25 gift code or the cool blog button!

Congrats to our winners this month!

Chark

 

 


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Just for You Party Time Pup

Hi all, Angie here with another CAS card – hoping to inspire you to join in the fun Clean and Simple CAS challenge at the a2zscrapbooking blog!  Just click HERE for the challenge link and remember to use one main Hero Arts product to be eligible to win the $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store!

I used both Hero Arts Party Time by Lia (CL928) and Hero Arts Just for You by Lia (CL929) to stamp the sweet pup, the balloon and the hat on the card stock and also on a post-it note to fussy cut to make masks.  I covered the pup, balloon and hat then sponged on a few colors of Distress Inks, then splattered it with water.  I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers, then stamped the sentiment and added Wink of Stella on the balloon and the hat for some shine!

Lastly I die cut the pup with a stitched circle, die cut a stitched circle frame in black and mounted that on fun foam and then to the card base.  I added a few rain drops from my stash.

Below are the products I used.

You can get a 15% discount on purchase of $25 (excluding shipping) if you use this code:  Angie15

Hero Arts CL928 Party Time by Lia

Hero Arts CL929 Just for You by Lia – out of stock but coming soon!

Hero Arts Midnight Mixed Layering Paper PS697

Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper PS610

Sponge Daubers – 3 pk with lids

Hero Arts Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner NK202

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Hero Arts – Sending you Sunshine!

Hello everyone,

It’s Donna here and this month’s challenge is CAS (clean and simple).  To me CAS is no layers, how aobut you?  How do you like the new look of the a2z Scrapbooking blog?  I love it, you can really navigate around the blog and get to the store and the challenge so much easier.  Enjoy looking around and come join the challenge!!!

On to my card, I am using the Hero Arts Layering Graphic Flowers.  I have layered some of the flowers and used some really bright and colorful Hero Arts inks!  This isdefinitely a CAS card.  I added the sentiment with Hero Arts Memories Black Dye Ink.  I finished my card off by adding some sequins.

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to join the a2z Scrapbooking challenge this month. For more details on the challenge, you can find it here.  Please make sure your project uses at least one Hero Arts product. If you are in need any of the items I used or any Hero Arts products please visit the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use coupon code “Donna15” at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more before tax and shipping). There are lots of sale items in the store, please hop on over and check it out.

Don’t forget we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any of the promotions!

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