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a2z Scrapbooking March 2017 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  We are back with another fabulous challenge this month.

Our new challenge this month is “Playing with Stencils”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project and along with a stencil or stencils. 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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Angie

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Martha

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Dawn

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Sue

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Kymona

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 April!!

2nd Chance to Win: During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

Good Luck!

An InLinkz Link-up

Supplies used:

Angie
Hero Arts Ombre Spring Brights Ink AF384
Hero Arts Intense Black Dye Ink AF345
Hero Arts Spiral Petals Stencil SA095
Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbirds DI335
Hero Arts Diamond gems
Hero Arts Color Layering Bird CL866
Hero Arts Messages With Flourish CL738 and older set

Martha
Tropical Background Stencil by Hero Arts
India Ink Black by Hero Arts
Butterfly Pair Stamp & Cut
Creative Medium Metallic Silver by Imagine
Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Dawn
Sue
Various distress inks
Jane Davenport Acrylic Paint
Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Gel Press Plate
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
kymona


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Hero Arts Hello in Pink to Red Ombre

Hi friends, welcome back!

I made this uber CAS (clean and simple) card – so quick, so easy and just think of all the color combos you can use! Wouldn’t a set of these cards in a variety of colors be a beautiful gift? Since we are using shades of red this month, I used two ink pads – Hero Arts Intense Black and Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombre. I very lightly sponged on some pink at the bottom and let it fade out towards the top.

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I stamped random flowers and leaves from two stamp sets – For You Flower and You’re So Lovely. I used two layers of micropore tape for my baseline of stamping but some of the ink still seeped through; that’s okay, it’s handmade and not every single card can be perfection, RIGHT! I added a few pops of black to compliment the sentiment and finished it off with 3 enamel accents. So easy peasy!

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Links below in the product outline. And don’t forget, you can save 15% in the a2z Etsy store by using code: MICHELEG15. So many new additions in the store, check it out and don’t forget to join our challenge this month, you can link up HERE.

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WHAT’S IT TAKE?

Stamps: Hero Arts Hello stamp and cut, Hero Arts You’re So Lovely, Hero Arts For You Flowers

Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white

InkHero Arts Intense Black, Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombre

Accessories: misc. enamel dots, black brush pen


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Paper Layering Daisy Hello

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Angie here today with a fun card with lots of red on it for our February Challenge!

I copied the technique Jennifer McGuire recently showed in a video.  I varied it a little by cutting the daisy out of the center, and popped the daisy and the sentiments  up on fun foam.  The little black notes are a tiny punch I have in my stash.

I used Hero Arts DI181 Paper Layering Daisy, Hero Arts Hello stamp and die set, Hero Arts CG691 Garden Bold Prints background stamp (out of stock but you can special order it), Hero Arts White Embossing powder, white and black card stock, Hero Arts Red Ink.

I hope you will have time to join in the fun for this month’s  challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.

Don’t forget, you can use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) at the a2zscrapbooking store.

angie


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Embellished Hero Arts Paper Layering Daisy Card – Hello Stamp and Cut

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I had so much fun making this embellished card!  I used the Hero Arts DI181 Paper Layering Daisy die set to cut the flower out of plaid patterned paper, then used the outside die that comes with the set to give the dark brown background under the petals.  I used patterned paper from my stash in oranges and browns and yellow to create the layers on this card.  The sentiment is a die from the Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Die set DC151 cut from brown card stock and then sparkled up with some Wink of Stella.  I used circle and rectangle dies from my stash to cut the layers.  I added the layers to a Hero Arts White Card base PS566 and added tons of gems.  Some were Hero Arts and other were from my stash.  You can find great gems in many colors in the store click HERE!

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:

Thanks for stopping by!

angiea2zscrapbooking


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a2z Scrapbooking September 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  September has finally come back!!   I can’t believe it.  Wasn’t it just yesterday, that I said thank goodness for the summertime. I guess I have to say, “nice to see you fall”!

Our new challenge this month is “Make It A Tag”!!! You can use any Hero Arts product for this challenge. You can create a tag by itself or a tag on a card or on any project you like.  You can stretch your imagination for this challenge. 

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:

Martha's tag

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Helen

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Dawn

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Sue

Arlene

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Kymona

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Michele

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 October!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Martha
Spring Hello by Lia from Hero Arts
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Libby’s Purple Garden AF358
Rose Red and Crumb Cake Card Stock
Decorated Paper

Angie

Hero Arts SA054 Confetti Stencil Pair
Hero Arts SA073 Asian Flower Pattern Stencil
Hero Arts AF247 Fresh Peach Midtown Shadow Ink
Hero Arts AF310 Ombre Mint to Green Ink

Helen

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Ink Cubes (Red and Green)
Doodble Bug Christmas Twines
Sizzix Tag die
Paper Studio Holly Leave Embossing Folder
White Cardstock
Adhesive runner and 3d foam tape
Cup o’Joe Ink
Distress inks:  Abandoned Coral, Frayed Burlap, Crushed Olive, Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Gathered Twigs
Sue
Hero Arts Lucy’s Floral Favorites ink cubes
Hero Arts Floral Filigree stencil
Hero Arts Dare to Dream stamp set
Texture Paste opaque matte
water brush
gold embossing powder
clear embossing ink
embroidery floss
Arlene
Hero Arts Long and Cute Tags Frame
Hero Arts Destination San Francisco
Distress inks
Copic white pigment
Cuttlebug
A couple Copic markers for buildings and grass & trees
Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door
Strathmore Bristol Smooth White
Recollections Heavyweight Black Cardstock

Michelle

Thank you for stopping by!
Kymona


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Color Layering Butterflies ~ Hero Arts

It’s an ANYTHING GOES month here at a2z Scrapbooking. Sometimes that makes things easier and sometimes I just like a bit of direction with a specific challenge – what about you?

I started by stamping the butterfly “inners”. I decided that I would have 3 butterflies on the left, with slightly different orientations.

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Then, I added the second layer to the butterfly by aligning the stamp over the initial stamped “inners,” trying to keep an even border around.

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This is what the card looked after this second step.

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Next, added the butterflies body and antenna. When stamping, I tried to keep the “head” slightly above the body.

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It felt that I need to add something more, so I cut out masks from yellow post-it notes and covered the stamped butterflies.

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Oops – I forgot to take a picture of the next steps. I added the sentiment from the same stamp set. With ink blending tools and tumbled glass distress ink, I added color. The masks were required so that the broken china color didn’t cover the stamped butterflies. I removed the masks and then added a bit of broken china on the edge of an acrylic block. With a water brush, I flung ink splots (is that a real word?) over the card in a random fashion.

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Hope you’ll join us at our  July – Anything Goes Challenge

You’ll need to use a Hero Arts stamp, stencil, die or digi as your main element and you could win a $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store.

How would you like a 15% discount off of purchases of more than $25 at a2z Scrapbooking store? Use my code Sue15 for that 15% discount.

Supplies:

Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies

Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pale Tomato

Hero Arts Shadow Inks Passion Flower

Versafine Onyx Black

Distress inks – tumbled glass, broken china

 

sue

 


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Hello You’re So Lovely

 

Hi everyone, it’s Angie here with another CAS card to hopefully inspire you to join in the fun challenge at a2zscrapbooking blog this month!  There’s still time to enter and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the A2Z Scrapbooking Store!  You can read all about it – HERE!

I used the Hero Arts set “You’re so Lovely” to stamp inside the masked area, I  used 2 stamps, (the little berries on the branch and the “hello” stamp) from the set and heat embossed them in white, then inked multiple colors of ink on the strip.  I removed the masking and let the inks dry, then stamped a bunch of little hearts all over the rest of the card and heat embossed it in clear so you can’t really see it – it just gives a nice effect.  You could use any stamp you like to do this for a subtle background.  I wrapped some twine around the colored section, then mounted it on fun foam, then a black panel, then a white folded card.

Here’s a list of the supplies I used:

Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Stamp set it also has a matching die set Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Die Set.  Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper PS610Hero Arts Snow White Folded Cards PS566Hero Arts White Embossing PowderHero Arts Midnight Mix Layering Paper PS607,  Sponge Ink Daubers.

And here are the inks available in the store that match what I used:  Hero Arts Raspberry Jam Shadow InkHero Arts Lemon Yellow InkHero Arts Indigo Ink,  .   A set that has little hearts in it if you want to make that kind of background:  HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

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a2z Scrapbooking March 2016 Challenge

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

Our new challenge is all about Embossing!!!!!  You can do dry embossing and/or wet embossing. 

Our challenge this month is Embossing!!  

Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART stamp, stencil or die cut as the focal element!  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:

Get Well Soon 2

Kristina

a2z Mar 1 2016 hello bunny

Arlene

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Martha

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Ilina

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Kymona

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 April!!

Good Luck!!

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

Supplies used:

Kristina

Arlene

Hero Arts Autumn (out of stock) sentiment.  You could use any sentiment
Poppystamps Antique Lamp Post die cut
Copic markers
Cuttlebug
Martha
Spring Hello by Lia Hero Arts
Light to Dark Peach Ombre Ink Pad Hero Arts
Heat Tool
VersaMark
Wild Wasabi Classic Ink
Old Olive Classic Ink
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink
Very Vanilla card stock and scraps of Designer Series Paper

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona


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HELLO BEAUTIFUL SUNFLOWER

I have a cheery Sunflower Hello Beautiful card for you!  It’s also my first post as a Design Team member here at A2ZScrapbooking. I’m so excited to be here!

I did a little masking in honor of our A2ZScrapbooking February Challenge.  Hope you can play along with us this month – winner of the challenge gets a $25 gift certificate to the A2ZScrapbooking Etsy Store .  

Just be sure your project contains one main HERO ARTS product!

Hello Sunflower 1

I used the sunflower from the Hero Arts Digital set Poetic Petals DT004 printed it out twice, once for the card-one for a mask.

I sponged Hero Arts Ombre Inks on the stamp.   ( Mint to Green and Butter to Orange).  I fussy cut the 2nd flower, used as a mask and stamped the “Hello” stamp from Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Die set, to peek out from behind the flower.

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I made matching paper by dragging the ink pads on cardstock.   I cut 3 “Hello’s” with “Stick It” paper on the back, making it quick to  stack them.  I stacked fun foam, green, and black for dimension.

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I stamped “beautiful” on the banner, added a mini black brad on one end and popped it up.   I used some stiched rectangle dies from my stash to make the different layers.

Lastly I put Wink of Stella on the flower for extra shimmer.

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Maybe someone you know needs a “pick-me-up” card – the Hello Stamp and Die set has many different sentiments to chose from and make the perfect card to lift their spirits!

Supplies used are available at the A2ZScrapbooking Etsy Store    

I have a special Etsy COUPON CODE for you to save 15% off any purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping).  

Use:  Angie15

 to get your 15% discount!  Also if there is something special from Hero Arts and you don’t see it in the Etsy shop, just let them know and they can special order it for you!

Happy Crafting everyone!

Hero Arts Ombre Mint to Green Ink Pad AF310

Hero Arts Ombre Butter to Orange Ink AF309

Instant download Hero Arts Poetic Petals Printable PT004 Digital Kit

Stick It Adhesive Sheets Large

Hello Stamp and Die set is on backorder – it will be back in the A2ZScrapbooking Etsy Store    soon

Don’t forget to check us out on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.  Follow us on these social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Angie


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a2z September 2015 Challenge

Hello everyone!!!  Welcome to the month of September!!  I can’t believe we are back to school all ready.  In NY, my niece starts today and my daughter tomorrow.  The rest of the city starts next week. We usually start after Labor day too, but the school district pushed those days up.   I guess we are still lucky, because some areas have started already!!

Our new challenge will be so much fun and full of sequin and/or other shaker items!!  Our challenge this month is all about Shake It Up!!  Shaker cards are my favorite type of card these days.  I love the added look they give to cards and the way the receiver looks when they get them.

So how do you create a shaker card?   A couple of the DT’s have a tutorial on their blog for you to review!

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

The Design Team has created some great inspiration pieces for you.  Take a look:

Birthday Shaker 2Kristina

HAA2ZShakerSeptNiki

IMG_6847Cindy

Joy to the World (a2z)Kymona

a2z Shaker Xmas Sept 2015Arlene

2015-08-30 11.33.50Jennifer

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 October!!

Good Luck!!

We cant wait to see what you create!!

Supplies used:

Kristina:

Cindy:

Hero Arts Garden Flowers By Lia
Hero Arts Congrats Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Frame Cut Scallop Frame
Hero Arts Frame Cut Scallop Frame
Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pink to Red
Ranger Distress Inks:
Spun Sugar
Crushed Olive
Peeled Paint,
Clear embossing powder
Various Sequins

Niki

Hero Arts Playful Animals
Hero Arts Friends by Lia
Hero Arts Ombre Ink Gray to Black Ink
Hero Arts Pool Mixed Layering Paper
Doodlebug Design Sequins in Bumblebee and Bubblegum
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Die
Glossy Accents
Acetate Paper

Kymona

Hero Arts Joy To The World Clear Stamp Set
Bo Bunny Altitude 6×6 pattern paper
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Iridescent White Sequin
We R Memory Keeper Fuse Tool and Sleeves
Hero Arts Memories Black Dy Ink
3M Foam Tape
Misti
Plus Glue Tape

Arlene

Merry and Bright Digital Kit
Hero Arts Tag Frame Cut
Circle Die Cuts
Acrylic Sheet
Sequins
Copic Marker BG0000
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing

Jennifer

 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona