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Poster Christmas Carols

Monica M posting today to share a card I made casing a card done by Cindy! I turned her fruity idea into a Christmas card using the poster carols set.

Cindy’s card:

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My card:

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I used my mini misti to line up the sentiments and stamped them on white cardstock. Then I decided picked the mini icons to stamp under the words, since there is only one image each so I tried carefully to line them up. Once the images were done I used a brush stroke looking stamp to add the color on top of the black, alternating red and green.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge

 

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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 Monica15 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.

 

 

 

 


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Be Merry and Bright

Hello all! Today I’m sharing a Christmas card that I made with some of the new stamps from Hero Arts! It’s never too early to play with Christmas stamps, I mean it’s August already… well almost September! Christmas will be here before we know it and I don’t want to be working on a ton of cards last minute…. which to be honest is my usual! 😉

For my card I started by stamping the outline images and then masking them. Once they were covered I used distress inks to color my sky and stamped some trees to add more interest to the background. I really wanted the card to look as if there is only one deer on the front, so that it would be fun to see the others when the card is opened.

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I then colored my sleigh and reindeer using copics.  Added some shadows in the snowy area and then used a clear sparkle brush pen to add sparkle to the snow. Stamped my sentiment in white to show better on the darker area of the sky and added some gold Nuvo Drops for a little more dazzle.

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Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” 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 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

monicaa2zscrapbooking


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flittering by

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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 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 within the shop.


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What’s the word, Bird?

Hello all, my card today is for the birds! 😉 I’m feeling a little springy lately with the change in weather here in central IL. Tuesday we hit 60, 3 inches of snow Wednesday and 60 again Saturday. The warmer weather inspired me with my card.

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First I stamped the bird and then lined the branch up with his foot. I wanted more a few more branches and then added the flowers and leaves. Added the sentiment at the bottom over lapped with some of the flowers. Once I had everything stamped I trimmed done the panel and adhered it to the cardbase with some pattern papers layered under it. Finished it with some sequins and Nuvo.

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Below is a closer look at my color layered bird. I attempted to make him look like a Robin… using caramel and soft brown for the first layer, soft granite for the second and black for the last layer.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts- CL866 Color Layering Bird, Caramel, Soft Brown, Soft Granite, Black, Cup O’Joe, Orange Soda, Butter Bar, and Forever Green

Misc- cardstock, pattern paper, Doodle Bug sequins, Nuvo drops


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Flutter

Good morning, good afternoon or good evening… which ever it may be for you! I don’t know about you, but we’ve had abnormal weather in IL for January. The wind was so bad the other day I hard a real hard time trying to open the door when I left work! ( A little embarrassing, but no joke!)  Between the wind and the 50 degree weather I almost feel like springtime. Anywho…. my card feels very spring like so maybe the weather put me in the mood!

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I stamped my butterflies on a panel and used the pearl embossing powder to the larger butterfly. (I’m going to be honest and tell you this was going to be a one layer card, but I kinda dropped my ink pad on it so had to re-think my design.) 😉 Once the butterflies were stamped I used my trimmer to cut a straight line up to the wings form the top and bottom. Then using my detail scissors to cut around the wings. I then used my sentiment stamp to do a tone on tone stamping on the yellow panel. I trimmed a little piece off of the butterfly panel to break up the card front a little bit. After the yellow panel was adhered to the cardbase, I added the little strip to the yellow panel and popped the bigger strip up on foam tape.

Here is a better look at the pearl embossed powder, it’s such a pretty powder!yellow-flutter-closeup

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

                                              Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

monicaa2zscrapbooking

Supplies:

CL867- color layering butterflies

Mint Julep, Sea Glass and Tide Pool inks

White Satin Pearl embossing powder


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Merry Christmas

Good morning all, or afternoon/night depending on what time it is when you read this. Here is my first card for our November challenge.

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I started by die cutting the sentiment and bow three times (two in white and one in a colored cardstock). I used some liquid adhesive to layer the pieces together to create a thicker die cut. I layered the sentiment on some pattern paper form stash. Added a banner above the die cut sentiment, before adhering the bow. To finish my card I added some diamond rhinstones that I colored with a Copic to make them red.

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
monicaa2zscrapbooking

Supplies:

Christmas trimmings DC195

Diamond gems

Misc- pattern paper, green ink and copic


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Holly Jolly

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Hi everyone, I just want to start out by saying I can’t believe it’s almost November already!!! Time is flying by and I can’t believe Halloween is Monday and I am not ready! That being said I’m moving on to my card… that is Christmas (Gotta get more of a stash built).

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I started by cutting my little angled panel. Added some metallic red stripped washi from my stash to the edges, before stamping my sentiment. I added some greenery on the card base so that it would peek out around my panel. I popped my panel on the card using some pop dots and went over the sentiment with wink of stella. Below is a better look at the metallic tape and shimmery sentiment.

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You still have a few more days to link up your layered projects for the challenge. If you are looking for any items from the a2z Scrapbooking Store use Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (Before tax and shipping) Don’t forget we are on Twitter, Instgram and Facebook. Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

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Supplies:

HeroArts- Holiday Greetings CL890, Forever Green ink

Misc- Wink of Stella, Washi, cardstock


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a2z Scrapbooking August 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  August is here!!  That means we only have a couple of weeks left of the summer.  That makes me sad.  I love the summer and all that comes with it.  I wish we could keep it just a little bit longer.  Don’t you?

Our new challenge this month is “Color In”!!!!! You can use any Hero Arts stamp that allows you to color it in, on your project this month. This should be a very interesting challenge!!  I can’t wait to see your coloring skills. 

Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product 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:

Dawn card

Dawn

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Helen

hello gorgeous butterflies

Monica

YSL full in purple

Michele

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Ilina

Joy to the World Gold (a2z)

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 September!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Dawn
K6136 Antique Rose Stem
DC151 Hello Stamp and Cut

Helen
Hero Arts Winged Friends DK033 Butterfly Digital Kit
Hero Arts Floral Filigree Stencil Pair SA051
Hero Arts Notes of Thanks (Retired)
Hero Arts Lavender Pearls
Spectrum Noir Primaries Colored Pencils
Dina Wakley White Gesso
Co0dinations White Cardstock 110lbs
HP Inkjet Printer
CTMH Exclusive Ink Stamp Pads: Gypsy, Black
Adhesive: ScrapbookAdhesive runner, 3D foam tape

Monica
Hello Gorgeous CL924
Flutterbies Printable PT006

Michele
Stamps: Hero Arts You’re So Lovely, Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages
Papers: Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper
Ink: SSS Willow, SSS Wisteria
Accessories: Lawn Fawn Party Banner, Copics: BV02BV08BV13YG03YG63G99Clear Wink of StellaWhite Gel Pen

Ilina

Kymona
Hero Arts To the World
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
Gansai Tambi Starry Colors
Rhinestones
Clearsnap ColorBox Archival Wicked Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!
Kymona


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TEXAS

Hello y’all! Monica here today to share a CAS card for our May challenge. There is still plenty of time to play along and enter the challenge here.

When I saw this stamp from Hero Arts I knew I had to have it! I haven’t been back to Texas in years but still considerate home.

TX watercolor card

I stamped and heat embossed my image on a watercolor card. Then using watercolors, painted my background to look like the state flag. It’s hard to tell in the picture but I did add a little bit of very diluted black on the white are of the flag, to try and help the embossing stand out a little.

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This ended up being a very quick card and with a few more would a great note card set. Hero Arts released other city/ state related stamps in the last release.  The shop still has some in stock (they have been pretty popular)!

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

 Don’t forget to join our challenge we love to see what y’all… I mean you all have to share with us!
Monica
Supplies:
Hero Arts- H6170 Destination Texas
                    White Embossing powder
Watercolor card
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