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Hero Arts Poetic Petals for Autumn

I don’t know if you’re like me, but sometimes I’ll go through older cards and pull them apart, toss something I’m not happy with, and make a new card with part of an older card.   Whatever was on the front is long gone and I thought this would make a good Fall card.  I printed the petals out, colored this goodie here and decided to fussy cut the petal to put against the black and brown panel so the petals would pop.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

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Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes Welcome Home

Hello everyone,

I actually don’t have any scientific proof on this, but I truly believe the kitchen is the heart of a home.  So for my ‘Welcome Home’ card I chose to use the Kitchen Silhouettes Digi Kit.

 

To create this card, I printed the “background reverse” on white card stock multiple times and trimmed a 4 1/4 by 5 inch panel, then colored it with coloring pencils.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a vellum band and wrapped it around the colored panel.  Adhered the colored panel to a hot pink card base.  From a separate non colored area, I hand cut the uncolored coffee pot and cup, stamped the heart and dots and attached to vellum band with foam adhesive.

This month’s challenge theme is to Color It In.   Have you play along yet?

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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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Hero Arts Seventh Heaven Sun And Moon

Hello everyone,

I am sharing a couple projects  today featuring Hero Arts’ Seventh Heaven Digi Stamp.

 

For my first card, I was inspired by a wall hanging I saw in Mexico when I last traveled there.  It was a half sun and half moon together and I was really intrigued.  And this is what I came up with and it is quite similar to what I saw.

I love how this turned out btw!!  I used my image editor and resize both the sun and moon image, then I copy and paste the moon over the sun image.  First I outlined everything using color glaze pen expect the faces, this I used gold and silver gel pen to outline.  Next I filled in with Copic markers.  Lastly I added gold and silver dots in the triangle areas.  Here’s a couple close up.

 

To finished the card I trim the panel and adhere to black card panel and then use foam adhesive to a pink pattern paper which is glued to a 5 1/2 square card base.  To embellish I added a few star shape sequins.  I just love the colorful mosaic look on this card.

 

For my second card, I took a different approach with just two colors, gold and silver.

After I printed the same image, as on my first card, on white card stock, I darken the outlines with a black archival marker.  Then I painted with Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Gold and Pewter (Silver) watercolor ink.  While that dries, I gold heat embossed the sentiment and splattered the same ink on a black card base.  Then I carefully trimmed the sun moon image and adhere to the card front.

Do you spot something different in the sun ray between the two images (card 1 and card 2)?

Yes I doodled and extra line at the end of the curls and make it thicker on card 2.  It not only gives variation to the design, it was easier to hand cut too!   😀

 

This month’s challenge theme is to Color It In.   I hope I’ve inspired you to play along.  Scroll down to get the details.  🙂

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Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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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Hero Arts Feathers Note

Hello there,

Cindy here today sharing a card created using Hero Art Feathers Digital Cut Files.

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I actually do not have an electronic cutting machine, but I still enjoyed using this Digital kit.  I used an image editor on my computer and arranged the Peacock feather image randomly and printed in light grey on white card stock.  Next I rendered the panel with coloring pencils and trimmed to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch card panel.  To darken the the background I use an inking tool and applied a light coat of Milled Lavender.

For the focal image, I printed one of the other feathers in light grey on white card stock three times and hand cut.  Then I heat embossed them with brass embossing powder.  I adhered them onto the colored panel, stamped the sentiment in black and embellished with a white ribbon.

I am quite happy how it turned out.

This month’s challenge theme is to Color It In.  Hope you’d join in the fun.  Scroll down to get the details.  🙂

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking march challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy 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 as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! 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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a2z scrapbooking October 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 Frightfully Fun!   Off you go to create something frightfully fun to enter October’s challenge here at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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

Arlene

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Spooky Labels at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Sppoky sky stamping – unknown
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss = Ebony Black
  • Distress inks candied apple, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, cracked pistachio and hickory smoke
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • Vagabond die cutting machine

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Karen

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Annie

Trick or Treat Card (Spooky Labels)

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Spooky Labels at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts Black Ink
  • Recollections Brand Cardstock – Black, Orange, Green & Purple
  • Studio G Brand Baker’s Twine in Black & White
  • Gina Marie Designs Flat Mat Enamel Dots – Black, Orange & Purple
  • Scotch Brand 3M Foam  & ATG Adhesive

 

 

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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 the Hero Arts Spooky Label Digital Kit!

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!

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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!
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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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Kristina Beagle
Cindy Chiu
Arlene McClung
Niki Garcia
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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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Words of Love Digital Duel

Hi, friends, today we have two fab team members dueling it out with the Hero Arts Words of Love digi stamps. Each month on the 11th, two team members will take the same digital stamp set (which is the monthly prize for our challenge) and see who can turn the stamps into the best project. While there are no swords and no real winners, it’s always a blast to see how two different designers take the same stamp and make it their own. We get inspiration from both projects, so I guess we’re the winners!

This month the digi is Words of Love and if you enter our challenge, you could be the randomly drawn winner of this February prize.  If want this one sooner, you can hop over to the store and pick it up for just $6.49! You can use any manufacturer’s products to enter for this versatile digi, but if you use Hero Arts products and you’re randomly chosen, you’ll win BOTH the digi set AND a $20 gift code to the store.

 

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And now, En Garde! Here’s Arlene’s take with this perfect-for-February stamp set.

  • Hero Arts digital kit “Words of Love” at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Copic markers RV09, RV11, B21 and B95
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
  • Assorted scrap papers
  • Scoring board for making the back folding panel to connect the postage die-cuts together
  • Vagabond die cut machine

And Cindy parries with this project using the same stamps.

Supplies:

•Hero Arts Digi Stamp – Words Of Love,

•Prismacolor Coloring pencils, Black Gel Pen, Black Marker

•Penny Blacking cutting die – Cut Out Border

 

That was fun! Thanks to Arlene and Cindy for entertaining us and thank you for joining us for the February Digital Duel, it’s cool to see the projects side by side and it’s hardly dangerous at all!

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Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” 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 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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Go Wild with Hero Arts Digis

Hi, Friends, it’s Chark here today with a fun “Dueling Design Team Members” post. If you saw yesterday’s post, you know we’re changing things up for our monthly challenge here at a2z and our challenge winner for October’s Watercolor challenge will win the Go Wild digital set. If our random winner is also using Hero Arts products, we will add a $20 gift card to the store!

Today, Leslie and I decided to duel each other and each use the Go Wild digi to see if we can come up with something fun to share. I have to admit, I brought my A-game to this challenge, since Leslie is top-notch. First is Leslie’s card and how she made it.

I created the background using the Go Wild Digital Kit, re-sizing and re-coloring the images as I applied them to my layout. I also used digital buttons from the Hero Arts Say It in Pieces Digital Greetings, re-sizing and re-coloring them as I applied them to the layout.

I printed the layout and trimmed it down, then layered the panel on black cardstock and again on blue cardstock, then adhered it to the card base. I applied Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the buttons and a few random places on the card front. I also used a sentiment on the inside from the Say It in Pieces Digital Greetings. For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2.

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And here’s mine. I printed the cheetah pattern on gold matte paper (hammered) and printed the same greeting Leslie used onto white cardstock. I colored the words with a Tombow red marker and then colored a white card on the edge to match. I adhered the greeting to the cheetah paper. Note—I tried printing from my laser (black and white) printer onto shiny metallic paper and it didn’t work well. Another kind of printer might do better but the matte paper was key to good quality printing for me. I used Nuvo Glossy Black Drops for the corners. This one was super fast.

One of my favorite things about digi stamps is the instant download. I’m often making cards at the last minute, even for birthdays that I know are coming(!), so digital stamps make things faster and easier than stamping. I just print the stamp on colored paper and add the greeting or print and color while I watch tv. I don’t do anything fancy on the computer with digitals, though you can create the entire card as digital and just print it too.

I like the fact that Leslie and I both used the same sentiment but that we each went a different way with color schemes. It just goes to show you how versatile digital stamps are.

Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge so you can have a shot at this stamp set. Remember you no longer have to use Hero Arts to participate in our monthly challenges, the winner is randomly drawn for the digi prize…and if you do use Hero Arts products on your project, you could win this digi set AND $20 to the store! The Design Team will also be choosing their top three favorite projects from the challenge each month and award them a cool TOP 3 blog badge.

Happy Monday!


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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Please join us in this months “Watercolor” 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 the discount code CHARK15 or 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Leslie’s Card

Hero Arts Go Wild Digital Kit
Hero Arts Say It (in Pieces) Digital Greetings
White, black and blue cardstock
Morning Dew Crystal Drops
Chark’s Card


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Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digi Stamp Download makes for colouring fun.

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Hello again all, happy August and all those things.  So the theme for this month is Bright and Beautiful and so how could I possibly go past the Hero Arts Digi Stamp Download Poetic Petals.  It was made for this page.  I printed out the flowers at all different sizes and then got out the colouring implements and went to town.  My hands that have arthritis were not so impressed, but my brain had a good time, as well as the mental therapy that goes with colouring in.  Off goes my mind, happily thinking, dreaming, imagining and before you know it, I am surrounded by colourful flowers.  Now that I had them all, I had to chop them out.  I am not one for fussy cutting – it does my head in, but I am quite skilled with a scalpel from my graphic design days.  I remember once that I cut out an intricate spiders web by hand.  I got this done and then had to allow the hands to rest, so I amused myself with helping my daughter with assignments and then blitz cleaned the house.  No rest for the wicked.

So, I have all my elements and then the nice mailman brought me happy mail and in it some cutting dies from China as I do love to use the internet to shop.  So, I cut out some little seeded branches and painted them with Nuvo mousse pastes.  I then cut out these half moon doily shapes and used Nuvo wax pastes to colour these also, using two different tones.  I then dug through my ephemera and found some Kaisercraft pieces that fitted in nicely, plus some flowers from various sources.  I am a mad flower collector/purchaser.  I cannot ever have enough flowers.  Is that the case with all creatives?  Surely not just me.

I started with a lovely blank canvas and applied clear gesso as I knew it was about to get soaked.  First of all I stencilled the background as Lindy’s Magical Shakers work better with some texture to get into, plus I was going to do a completely different layout to what eventuated.  You can still see a teeny, tiny bit … hehe.  Out come Lindy’s Magical Shakers and I used dark blue, purple, orange, yellow and red, just little sprinkles all over.  I have pictures below so you can see how it goes from zero to hero in seconds.  Gosh, they are so much fun to play with.  I love that I used no green and yet, there it is.  Groovy baby.  If you have not tried them yet, you simply must, they really are quite magical.

After all that dried, it looked so awesome it was a shame to cover it up, but I had all these amazing and colourful flowers to use and use them I did.  I laid them out to look like a bouquet of sorts surrounding the photo area, most sit flat with some raised up a little.  At this stage the layout was looking very flat and I prefer layouts with layers and height, so I mounted the photo up a little higher on cardboard, put a yellow frame around it and then used a circular cut die embossed with silver embossing powder over the top, situated so the photo can easily be slipped in.  I then snipped my half moon doilies so that I could bend them and get some dimension happening and then decorated with some ephemera and flowers.  The main word “smile” has been made to look a little 3-d by using Glossy accents 3-d gel which gives it a lovely raised, high gloss finish.  A really lovely product.

Below are some close ups of the final layout, with a little bit of silver sparkle to finish it off.  I think it is pretty enjoyable to use digi stamps, they just add a new dimension to layouts, rather than using the normal ephemera.  Enjoy your creativity, to see more of my work, please go to my website at www.jacobicreations.com or follow my blog at jacobicreations@blogspot.com.au.

Delia

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Bright & Beautiful” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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 within the shop.