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Love Swirls You and Me

Happy Sunday everyone,

 

I have created a card using the Hero Arts Love Swirls Stencil today.  The pattern on the stencil is already very vibrant and I don’t want to hide it too much, so just added a sentiment on vellum.  Let’s take a look.

My process:

  • Place 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch white card stock on stencil, centering it and secure with washi tape.  (Note that the stencil is 5 1/4 by 6 1/2, larger than the quarter fold size.  So this stencil would be great for a larger layout.)
  • Flip the stencil over, use inking tool and sponge Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon onto paper as shown.
  • Remove stencil.  Heat emboss the image with clear EP.
  • Stamp and heat emboss in white the sentiment from the Hero Arts Love by Lia clear stamp set on vellum strip longer than 4 1/4 in.
  • Draw lines on edges of vellum using white gel pen.
  • Fold both ends of vellum and tuck behind the stenciled panel, secure with tape.
  • Round corner of stenciled panel and adhere to white card base.
  • Embellish with sequins.

 

Isn’t this stencil gorgeous?!  I hope I’ve inspired you to join in our March challenge – Playing With Stencils.  You could win a $25 gift card to the store.

For the month of March there is a second way to enter to win a $25 gift card to the store.  That is by comment on any of the March blog post.  One comment on each post, the more post you comment on the more chances to win.  

Remember when shopping at the a2z store, use my code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.  If you don’t find the item in the store, just click the blue Request Custom Order button on the left side bar.

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cindya2zscrapbooking

Supplies:

Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Love by Lia

Hero Arts Stencil – Love Swirls

Hero Arts Pigment Ink – Unicorn

Ranger Distress Ink – Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon

White embossing powder

Clear embossing powder

white gen pen

Little Things from Lucy’s Cards sequin mix – Fruit Sorbet


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Hero Arts Sweet Sprinkles Bold Print duet

Hi,

 

Cindy here to share a couple cards featuring the Hero Art Sweet Sprinkles Bold Print stamp.  This stamp is great for any celebration theme card.

 

First up is a card that could be both an invitation or birthday, depends on how you write up the inside.

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My process:

  • On white card base, use inking tool and sponge edges and center of card with Barn Door.
  • Ink Hero Arts Sweet Sprinkles Bold Print cling stamp using various ColorBox Pigment Ink randomly, stamp on white card stock slightly smaller than card base in length, and clear heat emboss.
  • Position ‘party’ (from the 2016 Dec My Monthy Hero Kit) die cut in center of stamped panel, die cut.  *Remember to keep the small piece of the letter ‘a’.
  • Stamp with black and clear heat emboss “let’s” on ‘sprinkle’ panel.
  • Use foam adhesive and mount ‘sprinkle’ panel onto card base, along with the small piece of the letter ‘a’.
  • On white card stock stamp, color, and die cut cake, candle, and mask.  Clear heat emboss all three pieces.
  • Adhere to card front as shown.

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I really like how it turned out.  You may notice some parts of the image is not well coated with ink, but that’s okay because it adds a little visual dimension.  After all when you throw a bunch of sprinkles up in the air, you don’t see each pieces clearly right?!  🙂

My second card is a CASE of Jennifer McGuire’s Easy Ombre Backgrounds card except I added silver glitter tape on both edge of card base.  To conform to this month’s challenge: Any Shades of Reds, both my cards has Barn Door as a predominate color.

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The Hero Arts Sweet Sprinkle Bold Print stamp is available at the a2z store, get yours today.  Use code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.

Remember we are also on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets to get the latest news!!  And I hope you’d join in this month’s challenge!

cindya2zscrapbooking

Supplies:

Hero Arts Sweet Sprinkle Bold Print

Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages Clear Stamp

My Monthly Hero Kit (Dec 2016)

Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door)

ColorBox Pigment Ink – Cat’s Eye Queue Jelly Bean

coloring pencils

Clear embossing ink

Clear embossing powder

 


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Red Royal Shaker Heart with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Wednesday friends!  Our challenge this month is Any Shade of Red so today I decided to go with a tone on tone look inspired by the challenge.

Hero Arts Valentine Shaker

I used some red cardstock and inked up Hero Arts Candy Stripe Bold Print in Hero Arts Red Royal Shadow ink.  I stamped it out twice turning my card to get that plaid look.

Hero Arts Valentine Shaker

I then die cut a heart using Hero Arts So Sorry Stamp and Cut to create my heart shaped window, backed it with Hero Arts Acetate Sheets and filled with some red sequins and silver stars from my stash.  I didn’t want a bulky shaker card, so I just sandwiched the window with some white cardstock and adhered the edges.  This also allows most of the sequins to stay put.

Hero Arts Valentine Shaker

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see you join our challenge this month for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store.  Stay tuned because Hero Arts new release will soon be available at a2z Scrapbooking!!

nikia2zscrapbooking

 


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a2z Scrapbooking February 2017 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  February appeared out of no where!! I love it. That means the summer will be here soon.  Oh how I love the warm weather!!

Our new challenge this month is “Any Shade of Red”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project and use some shade/shades of red. 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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Arlene

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Cindy

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Martha

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Sue

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Kymona

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Michele

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Helen

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Niki

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!

Supplies used:

Arlene

Gem stickers
Spellbinders die cuts
Cindy

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut – Love
Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink – Red Royal
Ranger Distress Ink – Barn Door

Martha

Love is by Lia
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Scraps of Designer Paper
Square and Circle Die Cuts

Sue

Hero Arts Bold Ink Strawberry
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Sequins
Vellum

Kymona

Sending Love
Bristol Smooth White Paper
Distress Ink Abandon Coral, Barn Door, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry

Michele

Hero Arts Thanks
PTI Dark Chocolate, Hero Arts Kraft
Versamark, Fired Brick, Barn Door and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks
Hero Arts Bold Floral stencil, Hero Arts white embossing powder, fun foam, Tattered Angels mist, MFT Blueprints
Helen
Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 847, 800, 755, 772
Canson watercolor paper
 Acetate plastic
 water spray
 Tim Holtz Distress Crayons – Candid Apple
 Versamark ink pad
 WOW Bonding Embossing Powder
 CTMH White Embossing Powder
 iCraft DecoFoil Fold transfer sheet
 Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
 CTMH Archival Ink Pad
 CTMH White Daisy Cardstock p
 CTMH Black Cardstock
 WRMK craft knife
 WRMK mini magnetic craft board
 Fiskar paper trimmer
 CTMH craft heater
 ekTool nonstick micro tip scissors
 Tombow mono permanent adhesive runner
 3D foam tape
 GlueDots
 CTMH Liquid Glass glue
Niki
Thank you so much for stopping by!!

kymona


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Shaker Card with Hero Arts Stamp and Cut – Love

Hello,

 

Cindy here to share a shaker card for January’s Challenge  Anything Goes.

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Believe it or not, I got some very pretty sequins mixes sitting on my desk since November.  I don’t know why I didn’t use it earlier!!  LOL

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My process:

  • Arrange all the stamps from the Hero Arts You Are My Happy clear set to fit a 4 1/8 by 5 3/8 inch purple panel.  Stamp and heat emboss in white.
  • Die cut using the large heart die from the Hero Arts Stamp and Cut So Sorry set.
  • Adhere acetate on back side of purple panel.  Please foam tape all around.
  • Trim white card stock slight smaller than purple panel.  Use inking tool and sponge Spun Sugar over Hero Arts Delicate Petals Stencil onto it to create soft background.
  • Place purple panel upside down, fill with sequins mix, peel off backing paper from foam tape; adhere stenciled panel pattern side down.  Press to ensure all sides are sealed.
  • Adhere shaker panel onto white card base.
  • Die cut Love from the Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love set using each purple card stock and pale mauve card stock.
  • Glue pale mauve panel slightly offset onto the purple one.  Adhere on top of card.

 

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You may not see all of the products I used in the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store, but you could always make a Custom Order, just click the Request Custom Order on the left side bar.  Use code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.

Remember we are also on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets to get the latest news!!

cindya2zscrapbooking

Supplies:

 

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut So Sorry

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love

Hero Arts Clear Stamp You Are My Happy

Hero Arts Stencil Delicate Petals

Ranger Distress Ink (Spun Sugar)

Hero Arts Pigment Ink (Unicorn)

white embossing powder

Little Things from Lucy’s Card sequins (Lucky Dip Mix)

 

 


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Hero Arts Sky Stencil Pair Birthday Cupcake

Hello,

How are you enjoying the new year?  It’s the beginning of a brand new year, do you have any particular cards you’d want to make first?  I do, birthday cards.  One could never have too many birthday cards on hand right?

I used the Hero Arts Sky Stencil Pair on my card today.  The Star stencil for the background, and the Cloud stencil for the frosting of my cupcake.

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My process:

  • Place Star stencil over white CS and secure; press clear embossing ink all over.  Remove stencil and heat emboss with Gold Glitter EP.
  • Place Cloud stencil over white CS and secure; spread embossing paste over, lift stencil and sprinkle Diamond Glitter powder over embossing paste.  Shake off excess, let dry.  Furbish using bone folder.  Trim closely.
  • Die cut cake stand (from Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Birthday set) using Gold Foil paper.  Stamp and cut candle from same set.
  • Die cup cake (coffee cup sleeve from Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tag Frame Cut) using recycle coffee cup.
  • Stamp birthday day banner (from Happy Birthday Calendar) and trim banner with scissors.
  • Assemble and adhere all elements as shown, then onto yellow card base.

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The Hero Arts Sky Stencil Pair is great for both background and focal point, don’t you think?  Get yours at the store today.  Use code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.

Remember we are also on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets to get the latest news!!  And I hope you’d join in this month’s challenge!

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Supplies:

Hero Arts Sky Stencil Pair

Hero Arts Amy’s Shades of Green Ink Cubes

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit – MH1216

Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tag Frame Cuts

Hero Arts Stamp And Cut Birthday

Hero Arts Wooden Stamp – Happy Birthday Calendar

Memento Dye Ink – Tuxedo Black

Clear embossing powder

cindya2zscrapbooking


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Love Letter with Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp and Cut

Hi,

 

Cindy here to share a non-card project.  December’s challenge is Anything But a Card.

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So for today’s project I have decided to make something I’ve never made before, a Pocket-Letter.   At first it seemed like a daunting task to ink up a full letter size sheet (to cut into 9 ATC size panels).  But with the help of pretty designer paper, I proceeded with ease.

I used Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp and Cut by Lia.  There are eight sentiments in the set and I stamped them all.  Seven on the pocket panels and one on the Floral Heart die cut.  Let’s take a look.

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My process:

  • Cut 9 ATC size (2.5 inch by 3.5 inch) panel from designer paper.  Distress each with Vintage Photo.
  • Die cut Spring Branch using Chocolate card stock.  Brush the tips of some leaves with Silver Wink of Stella.  Trimmed and adhere to left top and center top panels.
  • Stamp “I Love You” and music note on top left panel.
  • Trim flower from left over designer paper and adhere to top center panel.
  • Stamp “Amore” on top right panel.
  • Stamp “Valentine”, untitled postmark, and hearts on middle left panel.
  • Stamp “Smitten” and strings of hearts on middle right panel.
  • Stamp “True Love” on bottom left panel.
  • Use Versamarker to trace over bird motif, heat emboss with clear powder on both center and right bottom panel.
  • Stamp “You & Me” on center bottom panel.
  • Stamp “Be Mine” on right bottom panel.
  • Die cut Floral Heart using white card stock.  Mask center and ink with Spun Sugar, slightly distress with Vintage Photo.  Stamp sentiment in Vintage Photo and heat emboss with clear EP.
  • Use the cutting die as guide, trace outline and fussy cut heart shape solid panel using Chocolate card stock.  Adhere Floral Heart to solid heart shape panel.  Use piercing tool to make small hole, attach jump ring to charm and to Floral Heart panel.
  • Insert all the pieces into the pockets.
  • Attach Floral Heart die cut at center of pocket letter.
  • Attach rolled flower on top of heart.
  • Trim thin strip of designer paper to fit the smaller opening at the left, insert and punch hole using the plastic sleeve as guide.
  • Stamp and heat emboss “Sending Love” on matching designer paper, die cut using Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Yes, distress with Vintage Photo.  Use the cutting die as guide, trace outline and fussy cut heart shape solid backing using pink CS.  Distress.  Glue stamped heart onto pink heart shape panel.
  • Pierce small hole on small heart panel, thread with jump ring.  Tie small heart to top hole with distressed ribbon.

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The Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp and Cut by Lia set is really pretty right?!  Imagine using it for Valentine, Mother’s Day, Wedding and Anniversary, and birhtday cards, it is quite versatile!!  Get yours at the store today.  Use code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.

Remember we are also on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets to get the latest news!!  And I hope you’d join in this month’s challenge!

cindya2zscrapbooking

Supplies:

Hero Arts Floral Heart Stamp and Cut by Lia

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Yes

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut So Sorry

Hero Arts Cling Stamp – Untitled Post Mark

Hero Arts Fancy Die – Spring Branch

Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar)

Clear embossing ink

Clear embossing powder

 


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Hero Arts Paper Layering Heart

Happy Saturday everyone,

 

My “Layer It” project today have minimal stamping but still look labor intensive!  LOL!  I decided to layer some die cuts together, and to help facilitate the process I used some double sided pattern paper.  Let’s take a look:

 

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My process:

  • Trim white card stock into 5 by 5 inches square card base.   Set aside.
  • Trim pattern paper into two rectangles, one slightly large then the other.  In this case the brick red solid piece is larger.  I choose rectangle to fit the pattern I wanted which is beige rectangle with brick red pattern with chocolate frame.
  • Put smaller pattern panel pattern side up on cutting pad, place Hero Arts Paper Layering Heart die on left side aligning the straight edge toward mid point of panel, pass thru die cut machine.
  • Life alternate layers, fold back and adhere to the right side of the panel.  Glue panel with die cut on solid panel, then glue panel onto card base.
  • Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment with white EP.
  • Die cut ‘love’ from the Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Love set three times on white card stock, glue together and adhere to die cut panel.
  • Add Sprinkled Sugar Stickles on ‘love’ die cut.

Easy peasy right?  Here’s a close up shot so you could see the Stickles.

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I thought it’s a nice break to make a non-holiday card now we are all busy making cards for the up coming holidays.  The Paper Layering  Heart Die is really fun to play with and you could us it many ways including making gift topper.  And it is available at the store.  Use code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) when you go shopping.  If the  Paper Layering  Heart Die is your cup of tea, there are other ones like as the Paper Layering Maple Leaf die, or the Paper Layering Snowflake die, or the Paper Layering Pine Tree, or check this link for more.

 

I have actually made another project with this pretty layering die, hop over to my blog Escape To Stamping to check it out.

Remember we are also on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets to get the latest news!!

cindya2zscrapbooking

Supplies:

Hero Arts Paper Layering Heart die

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love

clear embossing ink

White embossing powder

Ranger Stickles Sprinkled Sugar


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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

Martha

Angie's tagsAngie

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Helen

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Dawn

Sept tag1

Sue

Arlene

Arlene

Hello Tag (a2z)

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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Shake Shake Shake!!

It’s Lisa here and I could NOT be happier to be back to share a new card with you and to help inspire you to play along in our brand new September Challenge — Shaker Cards!   I am also so exited and happy to be back and have missed you all very much!   My cancer battle continues, but I am elated to tell you that I am currently in a Remission status and at this time, I no long need to have any chemo or radiation treatments.   It’s like a MIRACLE and I so happy and grateful to my amazing medical team.  I know I have a LONG road ahead, but know that my most recent MRI and CT Scans showed both tumors were basically GONE, is wonderful.   WOOHOO!!

a2z for September

Being back to creating has been WONDERFUL and I missed it very much.  I had a few really ‘sick’ weeks over the Summer, so feeling good again…is pure JOY !  I wish all of you happiness and good health always.  It is one of the best things in LIFE and feeling good is something that even I once took for granted.  But now not …and never again!  I cherish each and EVERY good day and wish the same for you all.

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I have a lot of fun putting this card together and admit that “Shaker Cards” did scare me a bit, but the more and more I made, the more I LOVED creating them and I’ll bet you will too!  I used ots of my favorite Hero supplies for this card and have linked them all below in my Inlinkz List!   As always you can save 15% OFF of any order of $25 and up (excluding shipping) when you use my DT Promo Code over at the a2z Store,   Please, be sure to enter LISAH15 – during the check out process !   You may use the code as often as you like and it’s valid for ALL products  — Even our SALE ITEMS!   Happy shopping and hope you all have a wonderful week.    We also take CUSTOM ORDERS, so please do not hesitate to ask !   The newest Holiday line is a huge hit and more products come in very week!  If you can’t find something, Please ASK!!    Thanks!

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NOTE:  Don’t forget that we also love Social Media and you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  Links are shown the side bar, which is also where you want to go to enter your “SHAKER” Project into our Inlinkz Gallery.  The September Challenge link is at the very top of the side bar!!     You could be the lucky winner of a $25 gift card for your shopping pleasure at the STORE!   GOOD LUCK!

Lisa A2z

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