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Produce and Seeds Thank You

Hi everybody,

You remember we were taught to color inside the lines when we were young?!  Well I am grown up now, I can color outside the lines if I want!!  Well it’s not that easy, your instinct kicks in and I have to force myself to go outsides of the lines!!!!  LOL

I did a watercolor Produce and Seeds heart-shape wreath on my thank-you card.  I wanted a loose watercolor look so I painted outside the lines.  And I added some splatters so it looks more carefree.  You know what I mean?  😀

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I stamped the images in Archival ink and painted with both regular watercolors and Twinkling H2O watercolors.  Added splatters, and embellished with sequins.

The Produce And Seeds stamp set is on sale right now in the a2z Etsy store.  Use my promote code Cindy15 to get an extra 15% off.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

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 a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store if you use Hero Arts. 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 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 June 2017 Challenge

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

Our new challenge this month is “Take Shape”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project and create a card of any shape. Be creative with 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:

cup of fish

Cindy

round butterfly card

Martha

unicorn semi round card

Angie

Kymona

Niki G.

 

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 July!!

Good Luck!

 

Supplies used:

Cindy
Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity Die
Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfiish
Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid In a Pot
Hero Arts Omber Ink – Pink to RedButter Bar to OrangeLight to Dark Purple
Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink – Wet Cement
Ranger distress Ink – Broken China, Peeled Paint
Memento Dye Ink – Tuxedo Black
Wink of Stella – Clear

Martha
Color Layering Butterflies
Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink
Soft Pink Ink
Tide Pool
Tangerine Bold Ink by Hero Arts
Sahara Sand Classic Ink
Whisper White Card Stock
Cross Stitch Circle Die Cuts by Gina Marie Designs

Angie
Niki
Hero Arts Pine Hybrid Ink
Hero Arts Tangerine Hybrid Ink
Hero Arts Dandelion Hybrid Ink
Thank you so much for stopping by!


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a2z Scrapbooking May 2017 Challenge

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

Our new challenge this month is “Sentiment Focus”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project and create a card where the sentiment is the main focus of the card. Be creative with 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

Monica

Michelle

Angie

Dawn

Arlene

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 June!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Martha
Love by Lia from Hero Arts
Ombre Ink – Pool to Navy by Hero Arts
Whisper White and Pool Party Card Stock

Monica
Cornflower Ink
Butter Bar Ink
Black Ink
Irreverant Birthdays
Birthday Messages
Michelle
Ranger Watercolor paper
Peacock Feathers
Mermaid Lagoon
Tumbled Glass
Versamark
White gel pen
Sharpie
MFT Blueprints
Copics
Black Enamel Accents
White Enamel Accents
Angie
Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut set
Patterned paper & flower from stash
MFT Scalloped edge border
Made with Love
Sizzix/Hero Arts Stamps and Die
Thanks for stopping by!!


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Grateful Paper Layering Hummingbird

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Hi there, it’s Angie here with a card featuring the new Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird die.  I love hummingbirds so when I saw this new die set, I just had to get it and I’m so glad I did!

This card was quick to make, just stamped some flowers and leaves from the Hero Arts “Let Love Grow” set (in Distress Oxide inks) and cut a strip of black to mount the strip on.  I die cut the bird and used the same inks on him, added some black with a black marker, and added the Hero Arts “Grateful” rubber stamp sentiment on a scalloped oval die cut that was inked with the same inks.  I put it all on the card base and was done in no time!

Hope you will take the time to enter the 2 ways to win a $25 gift card to the a2z scrapbooking store!  Here’s the scoop:

1st Chance to Win:  Enter our monthly Challenge here!

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! I

f 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!

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Here’s my list of supplies from the a2z store:

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Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints + Thanks

Hi friends! Hope you are doing well and thanks for stopping by! Have you had time to join our challenge this month – ANYTHING GOES? If not, you can link up here!

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Don’t forget, you can save 15% at our Etsy store by using the code: MicheleG15! Don’t hesitate to snag some new goodies to celebrate the new year! 😉 Don’t see what you are looking for? Just ask, they do special orders!

I embossed this super fun Hero Arts background stamp with Hero Arts white embossing powder on some miscellaneous watercolor paper – really – it was just in my stash from a kit I received a few months ago. I then sponged on 3 distress inks – Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, and Dusty Concord. I used the Distress Sprayer to add some water, let it sit for a bit then mopped up any excess with a dry paper towel.

I already had this THANKS die cut sponged and tipped with gold and I was bound and determined to put it to use! I embossed the additional sentiment on vellum from the Hero Arts Thanks stamp and cut set.

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I recently purchased these 4 Tim Holtz dies; I cut one from cardstock and used it as a stencil to apply gold paint and texture paste mixed together. The corner piece is another one of the dies cut from vellum.

I finished it off with some black and white striped paper from my stash, gold glitter paper, a cute little pre-cut doily already colored in purple and layered it all up and mounted with fun foam.

Thanks for visiting, we can’t wait to see your creations!

michele

LINKS ABOVE

Stamps: Hero Arts Rings Bold Prints, Thanks Stamp and Cut

Inks: Dusty Concord, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick distress ink, Versamark

Paper: gold glitter paper, misc. black/white striped paper, watercolor paper, vellum

Misc.: Hero Arts Black and White embossing powder, tiny attacher, washi tape (inside), gold paint, texture paste, Tim Holtz mixed media dies


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Hero Arts Acts of Kindness

Hi friends and Happy New Year! This month is an easy one – ANYTHING GOES; hope you’ll join our challenge for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

I made two super quick and easy Thank You cards; I still needed a few more for Christmas gifts but I’m ready to move on to bright and cheery colors!

Don’t forget, shop the Etsy store and save 15% using code: MicheleG15! Don’t see something you want/need/like? Just ask, they do special orders!

For one card, I stamped and embossed the little envelope with Hero
Arts white embossing powder, spritzed the paper and sprinkled on Lindy’s magicals, then spritzed some more – WOW, those are some vibrant colors. I dabbed them off a bit so they wouldn’t mix and become muddy.

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The other card was sponged with distress inks, dripped on some water and once dry the envelopes were stamped 2nd generation in the same colors. For both cards, I used the Misti to stamp the sentiment multiple times in Hero Arts Intense Black.

Mounted to a scalloped square card base. I finished them off with the little envelope stamped on some Doodlebug designer paper, the heart was colored with copics and stitched to the water color panel.

Thanks for stopping by; we can wait to see your creations!

michele

WHAT’S IT TAKE?

Stamps: Hero Arts Acts of Kindness

Papers: Strathmore Water Color, Doodlebug designer paper (little 3D envelope)

Ink: Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon distress Inks, Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories: Lindy’s Stamp Gang, white gel pen, Copics, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Nestability Scalloped Square, MFT Stitched Square die


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a2z Scrapbooking January 2017 Challenge

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Happy New Year to all of you!!  I can’t believe it’s 2017 already!!  Just the other day I was writing the 2016 new year blog post!!  I feel like we blinked and 2017 was here!  LOL!!

While I have your attention I wanted to take this time to let you know about the cause that a2z Scrapbooking supports!

Camp Gluten Freedom started in 2010 as a vision for Celiac and Food Allergic children to have a safe camp experience. Every child deserves the chance to go to camp, and their gluten-free or other allergen avoidance diet shouldn’t stand in their way! They can accommodate children with dietary restrictions during any camp session, but have put together some special meals and options for an integrated camp for gluten-free/allergen free children from ages 7-17.  The 2017 session is from June 11-17.

So thank you so much for your continued support! It goes a long way! We hope to have another great year!

Now onto our new challenge for the new year!

Our new challenge this month is “Anything Goes”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project. 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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Sue

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Martha

thanks-colorful-full
prayers-full

Michele

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Arlene

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Dawn

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Helen

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 February!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Sue
Hero Arts CL949 You’re So
Hero Arts AF358 Libby’s Purple Garden
Hero Arts AF355 Lucy’s Floral Favorites
Hero Arts AF356 Kelly’s Flowers
Hero Arts AF233 Pale Tomato
Gold embossing powder
Watermark stamp pad

Martha
Oscar Cut-Outs By Lia stamp set
Crossing Waves Stencil
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Whisper White Card Stock
Simply Sheer Matte Mist Tattered Angels

Michele
Hero Arts You’re So LovelyFor You Flowers
Thanks Stamp and Cut, Prayers Stamp and Cut
Neenah 80 lb. and 110 lb. white
Bristol SmoothRanger water color
Worn Lipstick
Barn DoorFired Brick
Twisted CitronTumbled Glass
Dried Marigold distress inks
Hero Arts Intense Black
Nestability scalloped circle die
Hero Arts Infinity Circle die
Lil Inkers stitched cover plate
glossy accents
shimmer mist
foam tape
Copics
white gel pen

Arlene
Hero Arts digital kit City Adventure
Sizzix Thinlits Friendship Words

Dawn
DC202 Cocktail Party Stamp and cut
DC203 Happy New Year Stamp and Cut
CG702 Heart Pattern Bold Print

Helen
Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Petal Stencil Pair
Hero Arts Potted Succulent rubber block stamp
Hero Arts Potted Succulent frame cut
Spectrum Aqua markers
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter clear brush
ADORNit small watercolor brush
Ranger embossing paste
Ranger Gold embossing powder
CTMH Craft Heater

Thank you so much for stopping by!

kymona


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Hero Arts Thank You Die & More

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We are coming to the end of December and that means you still have time to enter our “Anything but a Card” Challenge!  I hope you will join us for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.

Today I have a few gift card holders I made for my stash.  These are easy to make and they make the gift of a giftcard a little more special!  The red and green ones were made with big Hero Arts background stamp, one was stamped and the other heat embossed in clear to give a tone on tone look.  The third background was made by swiping a Hero Art’s ombre ink pad straight down the card stock!  I had a lot of fun decorating these with Hero Arts flowers, and stamps and die cuts.

 These are the supplies I used from the 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.

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a2z Scrapbooking July 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Summer is in full swing!  I can’t believe July is here already.  Time is really moving fast.

Our new challenge is “Anything Goes”!!!!! You can use any Hero Arts Die, Digi, Stamp, or Stencil on your project this month. This should be a very easy challenge!!  You can create what you like!  Nice right!

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:

coffee card

Arlene

Picnic Party Time Twins

Angie

HAA2ZHawiiHeart

Niki

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Martha

Celebrate full

Michele

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Helen

Hello Friend (a2z)

Kymona

50 anniversary

Monica

Butterfly

Sue

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 August!!

Good Luck!!

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Supplies used:

Arlene
Hero Arts Digital Caffeine Fix
Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut (Sentiment & die-cut)
Hero Arts Retro Frame (probably long out of stock)
Copic Gray markers – Cools
Die-namics stitched Rec STAX

Angie
Niki
Martha
Just For You by Lia Hero Arts Stamp Set
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Thick Vanilla Bakers Twine
Helen
Scallop stitched die (Craftin Dessert Diva)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
White Pigment Ink Pad (CTMH)
Watercolor Paint set (CTMH)
Kraft Cardstock
Canson watercolor paper
Pearl Gem
Recollection Heavyweight White Cardstock
Monica
Sue
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies
Distress Inks (mustard seed, barn door, faded jeans)
Clear embossing ink
Clear embossing powder
Thanks for stopping by!
Kymona

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a2z Scrapbooking January 2016 Challenge

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Happy New Year Everyone!!!  I’m so glad all of you are here with us in the new year!!  We have great things coming your way this year!!

Our new challenge is all about Fireworks!!!!!  The new year naturally goes hand in hand with fireworks!!!  I love this time of year. We get to start over!!  Its like a reset button!   I also love our new  and first challenge for 2016!  Our challenge this month is Fireworks (Use a lot of Glitter and Bling)!!  

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 colorful.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

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hibiscus wishesMonica

Thanks a bunch (a2z)Kymona

Kristina

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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 February!!

Good Luck!!

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

Supplies used:

Niki
Hero Arts Cheers Messages by Lia
Hero Arts White and Cream Print Flowers
Hero Arts Pale Pink Gemstones
Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder
Ranger Distress Glitter in Platinum
Double sided tape
Hero Arts Blush Folded Cards

Monica
Hero Arts CL868 and CL886
Misc- Cardstock, Inks and Stickles

Kymona
Micheal’s Recollection Heavyweight Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Thanks
Hero Arts Swallowtail Butterfly Fancy Die
Versafine Black Ink
Clear Wink of Stella
Hero Arts Pearls and Gems Natural Mixed Accents

Kristina

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona