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a2z Scrapbooking February 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Happy February!!  I can’t believe we are here already!!

Our new challenge is all about Masking!!!!!  What is masking you ask? Masking is a basic stamping technique where you cover a stamped image so that other images could be placed over it.  The images stamped over the mask will be behind the covered up image.  

Our challenge this month is Masking!!  

Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product!  This will be fun and interesting.

This challenge will be fun and interesting at the same time.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

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CindyCindy

DawnDawn

MonicaMonica

HAA2ZSoLovedEmbossing

Niki

You're Pretty SweetKymona

 

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 March!!

Good Luck!!

We can’t wait to see what you create!!

Supplies:

Arlene
Hero Arts Baby Animals Stamp and Cut (sentiments put together)
Distress Ink Lucky Clover
Glossy Accents
Memory Box Loopy Rings

Cindy
Dawn
Stencil  SA060 Swirl Stencil
Die and stamp:  DC151 Hello Stamp & Cut
Monica
Distress Inks
Copics
Niki
Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Stackables
Doodlebug Design Beetle Black sequins
Kymona
Thanks for stopping by!!
Kymona


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Very thankful for you!

It’s Lisa here today, and I am very happy to be back from my medical leave and to once again be sharing a new card – created with some to the wonderful new Hero Arts products.  Today, I am covering for Zoey is who taking some personal time off after losing a her dear Grandfather.  Our deepest sympathy to her and all of her family.

Today’s card was inspired by our April Challenge where our theme month is “Stencil It”.   I started this card using the “Two Ways Arrow” stencil, along with some of Hero’s Gold Spray and a piece of Watercolor paper.    I adhered the stencil over the Watercolor paper with some masking tape, and the simply sprayed away.  I used my heat gun to too speed up the drying process and that put that piece aside.  Next, I created my card base with some “Sunshine” layering paper —  a great color for Spring and Summer.

I cut a banner strip from some Black Layering  and adhered that to the front of the card.   The next step was to stamp my “Sentiment” which is a new stamp that I love.   I inked up the stamp with Hero’s Black Ink and stamped it onto the “Stenciled” piece I had completed earlier.  I then Die-cut that pieced and using foam tape, popped it up off my card after adding three black gems.

 

Thankful....

To complete this card I used my Lawn Fawn Heart dies and cute the larger heart from the “stenciled” piece and then added a second smaller heart, cut from the leftover black layering paper.

All of the products I used are linked below and most are available now over that the a2z Store.   As always I’m happy to share my DT Promo code with you, LISAH15 which will save you 15% off any and all orders of $25 and up (excluding shipping)!!

I hope you’ll break out some of your Stencils and get to work on a project to enter our challenge.   Please be certain that your entry includes at least ONE main Hero Arts product  – Stamps, Dies, Stencils etc.

And don’t forget that you can find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.   Be sure to follow us on each of these social media sites.   Any special notices and events can easily be found through these links!   We encourage you all join the fun~

 

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LEAFY VINE HEART

One more Valentine before the big day tomorrow – just in case you need a quick idea for a last minute card! The theme for this month at a2z is “emboss it” so make a card to enter using this inspiration!  You could win a $25 gift certifcate!

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To create my card I first die cut the heart from Spellbinders Classic Heart die.  On a scrap of white stamped the HA leafy vine in Versamark and embossed with HA white embossing powder.  Rubbed HA red royal shadow ink over the embossing and used a baby wipe to remove some of the ink from the embossed parts.  That piece went behind the open heart.

Mounted that on HA carnation layering paper and then onto the card base which is Neenah astroparche.  Embossed the sentiment on a piece of vellum in Ranger liquid platinum and adhered with some Aleene’s clear gel glue – I just put little dots of it behind the letters and it holds really well and doesn’t show – this is my favorite way for adhering vellum.  Also like this glue because it never clogs – ever ever!  Added a few HA clear gemstones (love these – the perfect little accent) and done and dusted!!

Hope you’ll join our Embossing Challenge this month – and remember, you can use Coupon Code BETTY15 for 15% off your order of $25.00 or more (before tax and shipping) at the a2z store.  a2z has just received the 2015 Hero Arts release so you can get your new “wants” right now at a discount!!  Did you know 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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Sending You Love

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Valentine’s Day is coming soon – so here’s card to inspire you!!

First I stamped the sentiment, embossed and die cut. Then sponged on some pink ink to coordinate with the paper. Had the paper I used for the background in my stash for ages. Die cut the hearts and added sending lovesome Versamark around the edges – added the embossing powder and brushed some of it off so it would look more random. The little heart on the sentiment was also embossed and added over the flower that’s on the stamp.

The sentiment tag was popped up on some foam tape and then the hearts layered and tucked in behind. Added some clear gemstones and done.

Hero Arts Clear Gemstones

Ranger Liquid Platinum

Hero Arts Sending You Love

Hero Arts Tag Frame

Spellbinders Classic Hearts dies

Don’t forget you can receive a 15% discount on a minimum $25 order at a2z on Etsy by using my discount code – BETTY15.

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!!betty1


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New to You – a2z Scrapbooking January’s Challenge

Hello everyone,

It’s Donna here,  I am back with a2z Scrapbooking January’s Challenge, to use anything “new to you”. The item or items can be any Hero Arts product (Stencils, stamps, dies, embossing folders) to create a card with a product that is new to you!  I am using another stamp set that I have had for a while, but had never used.  It is called “Four Hearts”.  These hearts are cling hearts and there are four different hearts.  Love it!!!!  The sentiment is from one of my oldies, but favor sentiment set from Hero Arts called “Year Round Sentiments”.  I can’t wait to see your take on this challenge.

a2z January 2015 Challenge

This is the inside of the card.  I used the heart from Hero Arts, “Untitled Hearts”.  The sentiment is from the  “Year Round Sentiments”. 

a2z January 2015 Challenge-inside

Are you ready to join in on the fun? Please come on over to a2z Scrapbooking and link your project to the blog. The link is on the right side top of the blog. Oh did I mention, by entering you will be entered to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store. Winners will be announced on the 16th of February.

Also, don’t forget if you’d like to buy any products from the store, use the discount code, Donna15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25.00 or more before tax and shipping. Can’t wait to see what you create.

If you are on social media, #a2zScrapbooking or @a2zScrapbooking is on Instagram or Twitter so come follow us!

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Quick card

Hello and welcome back! It’s Kathy here again. I hope you’re having a great week!

I have been making Christmas and holiday cards lately, but decided to take a break and make a non-holiday card. Sometimes I challenge myself to make a really quick card, because to be honest, it typically takes me forever to make just one card. Let’s just keep that our little secret.  🙂

So for my card today, first I used a stencil and an embossing mat to run the cardstock through my Big Shot. This dry embosses the stencil onto the card stock. It’s very, very subtle so I included a close up photo so you can hopefully see it a bit better.  I intentionally left the photo a bit dark so the dry embossing would be noticeable. Then I inked up the heart stamp (from the Brush Strokes set) with distress ink and sprayed it with water using my mini mister bottle and stamped it on the embossed cardstock.  Spraying it with water before stamping it gives the stamp more of a water colored look. I did this three times with different colors of distress inks. I then stamped the greeting, added the enamel dots and adhered the white panel to a hot pink card base with dimensional tape. It was definitely one of the quickest cards I’ve made in quite some time!

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We hope you’ll play along with us this month in the watercolor challenge! To see more details about the challenge, click the link in the right side menu. You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Yay!

Also, don’t forget if you’d like to buy any products from the store, use the discount code, Kathy15 to get 15% off.

This is my last post for December so I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope Santa brings you plenty of stamping supplies!  🙂

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Supplies:

Hero Art Brush Strokes

Hero Arts Basic Grey Flag Pattern Stencil

Hero Arts Black Ink

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Embossing Mat

Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold and You

Neenah White card stock

DCWV Box of Cards


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Watercolor Love

Hello everyone!!  It’s Kymona from Kreative Kymona and I’m here today sharing one of my favorite mediums.

It’s Watercoloring!!!

I love watercoloring.  Its a time to play and be free spirited with what you are working on.

Let me show you what I mean. Take a look at my card:

Watercolor Love

What do you think? I love these two colors together.  They just works so well together.

How my card was created:

1. I used painters tape to cover 1″ of my card panel on all 4 sides.

2. I added water to the center of the card so that my paint could move freely.

3. Then I added my two colors to the watercolor color paper.

4. I used my heat tool to dry my card panel.

5. I used the heart from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hearts set to stamp the hearts in the center of the panel.

6. I added a faux stitched line around the watercolor panel and Hero Arts Gems for some interest.

7. I added my card panel to my black card base.

Wow, isn’t this the cutest valentines day card you seen in December, LOL!!

Well, now its your turn!!

All of the supplies I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my card gives you some inspiration to participate in our Current Challenge. It runs to the end of the month, so you have time to play along.

You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Hope to see you there!

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Black Ink Diamond Gems 5mmRanger Watercolor paperBlack Notecard Stamp and cut hearts Winsor And Newton Cotman Water Color Paint

Thank you for stopping by!!

Kymona


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Follow Your Heart!!!

Happy Friday!!    I also want to wish everyone a Very Happy, Fun and Safe Halloween!!!   

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I’m still finding it hard to believe that today is the last day of October — another month has flown by — where does our time go!   It’s the last day for you to enter our “October Challenge”, and to thank those of you who have already played!  .   Please be sure to have all your entries uploaded to the Inlinkz Gallery by Midnight (EDT) tonight — As always, the Winners will be announced on the 15th, so don’t forget to stop in on November 15th to see the list!    GOOD LUCK!!

Today, I’m sharing two new cards that both use the same lovely – “Love From the Garden” stamp, a favorite of mine and one that makes truly wonderful “Love” cards.   I created both of my cards in a fall color scheme, but this stamp is perfect for year round use and can also be used for a variety of card styles, colors and themes — Everything from a sweet Friendship card to a very loving Valentine card!

My first card is called “Follow Your Heart”, and that wonderful sentiment is from the – “You’re so Kind” also from Hero Arts.  For this card I started with some cream watercolor cardstock, which I heavily misted with Hero’s Gold Spray Ink,  which creates a wonderful shimmery gold background.   Once that was dry I stamped on the “Heart” image along with the sentiment and used some Tombow markers to lightly add a touch of color to some of the flowers and leaves.    Using my Lil’ Inker Designs – stitched rectangular die cut , I cut out the image and tied on a little bow made from “gold” thread, which I topped off with a matching gold sequin.   I  used foam tape to adhere this panel to some Kraft wood-grain cardstock, which I later adhered to a ” Wet Cement” note-card!

A2Z Love for the Garden (2)

     For my second card, I started with a card base that I created using the other half of the Kraft wood-grain cardstock.  I chose cream layering paper for my stamping which I did in Versamark and then heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder.   I then added some pearls that I colored with my Copics to be a deep burgundy color and tied on a matching gold bow.  I rounded the corners of this panel, and adhered it to the card base, where I also rounded each corner.   I choose my sentiment from the “Making the World a Better Place”, stamp set — this time using Raspberry Jam Shadow Ink, which was stamped onto more of the same cream cardstock.  I trimmed down that piece and added it to the heart panel, using foam tape, making it “pop” a bit off the card — a simple and easy way to add dimension to any card.   In the end, I think this card turned out to be my favorite of the two, imagine that and not a bit of Purple!

 

A2Z Love for the Garden

 

Before I go I want to invite you all to stop by tomorrow to hear all about our November Challenge and to also meet the newest members of the a2z Design Team.   I am honored to be part of this team and can’t wait to find out who I’ll be creating with for the next term.   For those gals who are moving on to new ventures in the creative world, I wish you all the very best.   I have enjoyed meeting and creating with each and every one of you.   It’s been amazing to be part of this wonderful team and to have met new crafty friends from all over the World!

If you are heading over to a2z Scrapbooking Store for some shopping today, please feel free to use my DT Promo Code – LISAH15 – to save 15% off of any orders of $25 or more (excluding shipping).    You can use the code as often as you like and for every item well have!   Right now, we have a wonderful selection of the latest Hero Arts products, all in stock including the brand new release die out this week.  We also have a nice variety of Christmas and Holiday goodies, all ready to ship out quickly, just in time for your next creative spree.   As always, I hope you have a wonderful day and find lots of time to create!

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