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September 2017 Challenge Winners

Hi, friends, Chark here today with the fun job of announcing the winner and runners-up for the September CASE a designer challenge. As always, we love seeing what you come up with for the challenge and are impressed by the talent we see…so a big THANK YOU to all who participated.
The winner, with the most votes from the Design Team this month, is Zelda, with this lovely Dahlia card…aren’t the colors just beautiful? I love the partial stenciling and bold sentiment. She has CASEd Angie’s card below. Zelda, email me at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to get your $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store and your blog button.
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The Design Team picks out three runners-up each month whose projects have inspired us or wowed us. Each of these three receive a blog button to tell the world how awesome we think they are. Please email me at  email me at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to get your blog button.
Our first runner-up is Greta with a wonderful metallic fall card. She has CASEd Ilina’s card below. The vellum with the copper sentiment is really striking with the black background.
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Our second runner-up is Daria with her CASE of Michele…It’s such an interesting design using the top third of the card and second generation stamping that I think I may have to give this one a shot. I probably don’t have the exact flowers as either Michele or Daria, but it looks like any will work to pull off this beauty.
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Our third runner-up is Gwendolyn, who has CASEd Helen’s card in an eye-popping and beautiful way. Her red and white design really emphasizes the beauty of the leaves.
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Thanks again to all the entrants and congrats to our winners. This month’s challenge is Watercolor…hope to see lots of entries!
As you probably know, a2z Scrapbooking was founded to support charities that address those with Behcet’s Disease and Celiac Disease and every purchase you make helps others…Our purchasing manager (who runs the store) has a big heart and wanted to share yet another way our blog readers (and all of us here at a2z) could help others. This post from Katherine Cosimano shares how being creative and kind can do good in the world.

 

“We are all hurting badly since the horrible events in Las Vegas. Many of you have expressed a desire to help.

After the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, I put out the call for handmade cards for the families of the victims. At that time, our amazing community of card makers came out in droves, and filled my mailbox with nearly a thousand cards, written with messages of comfort and love (see picture, below)

I would like to organize a similar card drive for the families of victims of the Las Vegas massacre. The act of creating and writing in cards may be healing for us… it will certainly be a kind and loving gesture for the families who are hurting so badly right now. I will be happy to collect, package, and deliver these cards, likely to a central distribution center who will be able to get them to the families.

Consider making cards in your card groups and classes, church groups, and/or special events. Dig into your stashes. Keep your cards simple. The messages are more important than the images.

There are currently 59 victims 😥 Cards should be written in, but not put in envelopes nor addressed to any specific victim.

Thank you in advance for your efforts. Let’s let these families know they are not alone in their sorrow!!!”

Katherine Cosimano
10579 SW Cam Run
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987

chark!

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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, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. 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 CHARK15 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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August Challenge Winners

Hi, crafty friends, it’s Chark here today to announce the winner and runners-up from our August Bright and Beautiful Challenge. First, THANK YOU to everyone who entered and created some really bright and beautiful projects for us to ooh and ahh over.

Though we loved all the entries, we did have to choose one winner and this month, and that winner is Mary! Congrats, Mary, email me at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to get your $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store and your blog button.

Mary entered her gorgeous work this month and wowed the team. The technique is beautifully done and the silhouette stamping just make the colors seem that much brighter. You can hop over to her blog and see the video on how these cards came together.

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Our runners-up really gave Mary a run for the finale. All three get bragging rights and a blog button to put on their blogs to tell everyone how much we like their work. Just email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to claim your button.

Our first runner-up is Kailash, who entered some really colorful cards this month. This one in particular caught the eye of the team and garnered a lot of votes. Not only is the background colorful, but the butterfly is just a lot of glittery colorful fun.

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Our second runner-up is Kanan, with her sweet owl card. Isn’t that sky just the best way to showcase the little owls? Even the owls are bright and beautiful, making this card a favorite of the team.

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Our final runner-up is Daria, with this black and white beauty with its pop of pink…it’s a great Clean and Simple card with a huge impact that impressed the team. Who wouldn’t like to get a thank you card like this?

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Congratulations to our winners and don’t forget that you can enter this month’s challenge and CASE a designer with your Hero Arts products to try to win the $25 gift card.

All you need to do for this challenge is choose one or more a2z Scrapbooking blog projects that inspire you and create your own project based on the one you chose. You can use any post and any design team member past or present to CASE (Copy And Share Everything).

Happy Thursday!

chark!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “CASE a Designer” 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.

 

 

 

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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 CHARK15 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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July Winner Announcement

What a great bunch of entries we had this month for our Anything Goes July challenge! Thanks so much to everyone who entered with their inspirational and beautiful projects!

Our top winner, who get $25 to spend at the a2z Scrapbooking store is Betty with this lovely and clever bouquet card…Betty used the ice cream cone to make a flower holder, isn’t this the greatest multi-use of this cone stamp? And love those Nuvo drops as the perfect embellies! Congratulations! Please contact us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to claim your prize.

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Our three runners-up this month really pulled out all the stops too and entered awesome work. Each of you can email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to claim your blog badges to let everyone know how great we think you are!

First up is Maura, who entered some colorful creations this month, and this one really caught our attention. The color scheme is super fun and bold and just right for this Color Layering Flamingo stamp.

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Our second runner-up is Sunny Qi, whose daughter won our contest last month 🙂 Sunny used the Hero Arts Enjoy the Journey stamp set to make a wonderful summer sailing scene. I think the little creatures and the twine are just the right touches.

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Our final runner-up is Tammy with her Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress Inked card that uses the classic Hero Arts butterflies for a beautiful thank you card. What cool elements Tammy put together for this project.

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Again, thanks so much to all our entrants this month for playing along and making it fun to take a peek at all the projects you’ve made! Hope you’ll join in for the August challenge too!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “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.

 

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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 CHARK15 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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April Challenge Winners

Hi, it’s Chark today to announce the winner of our April Winner of the $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store and our three runners-up for the Getting to Know You challenge.

Congrats to the winner, Gwendolyn, for this beautiful card, full of pinks and greens and her own fun doodling to the stamp. This Color Layering Fuchsia set looks great in Tombow markers! Email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to claim your gift code.

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Each of our three runners-up get bragging rights and a blog badge that let’s the world know how talented we think they are! Please email us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com to claim your badges.

Congratulations to Ashwini for this eye-catching colorful floral card. The Color Layering Hibiscus stamp looks fab in these colors and the bold sentiment looks great among the flowers. The little hint of another Hero Arts stamp, Leafy Vine, makes a subtle background.

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Congratulations to Monika, our second runner-up for this butterfly trio card. Her simple greeting and splattered background brings the eye straight to the beautiful overlapping butterflies.

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Our final runner-up this month is Kailash, who entered several lovely cards this month. The dimension on the petals and the leaves that are just peeking off the edge on this entry make it a stand-out. Congratulations!

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Thanks to all the talented card makers who entered this month’s challenge!

Don’t forget you can break out your Hero Arts supplies and enter the May Challenge, Sentiment Focus, here. Just make your sentiment stand out and link it up to be entered to win $25 to the store!

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Happy Sunday!

chark!

 


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March Winners—We Have Two!

It’s Chark here today with the fun job of announcing our March Challenge Winner and our special Comment Winner from March.

As always, we love seeing what you come up with during the month to fit the theme and the March “Playing With Stencils” challenge was no different.

The card with the most votes was Linda’s colorful peacock card. The soft stenciling really brought the eye to the beautiful peacock. Congrats, Linda! You can see why this Color Layering Peacock stamp set is so popular in our store! You can claim your $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store by emailing us at a2zscrapping@gmx.com

Our runners-up, who get bragging rights and a blog button when they contact us at the above address, are three talented ladies. This challenge was a close-call and you can see why when you take a look at these projects.

Look at what Verna entered this month—this colorful flower and butterfly combo card…isn’t this just the very picture of Spring?

Next up is Maura with her bright version of the Color Layering Peacock stamps. The added bits, including black delicate branches and the yellow enamel dots on the tail made this one a top fave with our design team.

Our third talented cardmaker is Monika with a gold and black beauty that is striking and elegant. The little gold dots and the gold strip of paper really frame the gold stenciling on this.

One last thing, thanks so much for all your lovely comments this month, we enjoyed hearing your thoughts on our projects. And the winner chosen at random to win $25 to the store is Maura who left this comment:

Email us at the above address, Maura, to get your gift code!

Congrats to our winners and thanks for stopping by today! Don’t forget, we have a brand-new challenge for April and you can enter a project to try to win a $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store. The theme is Getting to Know You and we’d like to see your favorite Hero Arts product (stamp, stencil, die, inks, digi, etc.) on your project.

Happy Friday!

 


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January 2017 Challenge Winners

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to announce the Anything Goes challenge winner and the three runners-up. The top pick receives a $25 gift code to the store and the three runners-up favorites get a blog badge to let the world know we think their talent is amazing.

Our top winner is Jacqueline, who used white embossing on top of patterned paper and then topped it off with this perfectly matched butterfly stamp. What a beautiful way to use patterned paper, don’t you think the white embossing ties it all together? To claim your prize, just email us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net and have fun shopping!

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Our first runner-up is Maura with this cool grunge butterfly card. I’m seeing a theme this challenge, though Maura’s butterfly card has a whole different feel and different butterfly stamps. Her bright colors really make this one pop!

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Our next runner-up is Tasha, with a classy gold and white holiday card that features holly stamps, gold glitter embossing powder and gold spray droplets. The way the holly branches frame the center panel is just right and the berries even have a touch of glossy accents.

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Our third runner-up is Greta, with this pink embossed card with black ink on top of the embossing. What a striking effect for this valentine…I know I’d love to receive this one in the mail.

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Can I get a “wow” from the crowd? These are absolutely beautiful and with all the lovely entries this month, the team had a hard time deciding on their favorites! Thanks to everyone who entered this month, it was fun checking out your creations. Congratulations to our winners! Runners-up, please email us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to get your blog badges.

Our February Challenge is “Any Shade of Red,” so dust off those Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils and make them a focal point of your project, add in some red somewhere and link it up here. YOU might be the next winner of the $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store, where you can find all sorts of goodies. Good luck!

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Thanks for stopping by and Happy Tuesday!

chark


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December Winners

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here to announce our December Challenge winners. The theme was Anything But a Card and the team voted this gorgeous tag by Cinnamon Sally the top favorite. That means she will receive the $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store. To claim your prize, just email us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net and have fun shopping!

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Our three runners-up will receive a blog badge to tell the world how talented we think they are, please email us at the address above to get your badge.

Our first runner-up is karenladd with this cutie tag. I love her shading of this guy and the lights she added!

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Betty is our second runner-up with this festive sled…I can see this in Barbie’s dream house for Christmas!

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Jessica Lin is our third runner-up with this sparkling gift box…I love the variety of bling she used to make this pop!

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Thanks so much to everyone who entered this month and rising to the challenge. I hope to see many of you back for our January challenge…this is an easy one for the new year, Anything Goes. All you need is your Hero Arts stamps, stencils, dies or digis to enter. Stay tuned for our brand-new feature on the 31st, we’ll have a Guest Designer to inspire you…you’ve probably heard of our talented January guest!

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Happy Saturday!

chark


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November Winners Post

If it’s the seventh, it must be time to announce the big winners from our November Embellish It Challenge. Our top pick was Betty’s layered and embellished holly card…isn’t this just so lovely? That’s some wonderful stamping with the branches too, and who doesn’t like a touch of gold? Please contact us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your $25 gift code.

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Our first of three runners-up (who each get bragging rights and a blog badge to tell everyone how talented we think she is) is Andrea with this striking card with the black, white and gold background for the bright flower.

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Our next runner-up is Berina, who actually had two cards that tied for runner-up! These cards were both so pretty and each has metallic accents. I can’t decide which is prettier, neither could the team and that’s why Berina gets two cards showcased.

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Our third winner to receive a badge for her blog and  is Jessie with this blinged out tree. Now that is one embellished stamp, and it looks fabulous!

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Please email the above address to get your blog buttons. And thanks to everyone who entered this month for playing along and providing us with beautiful inspiration for embellishing our Hero Arts stamps. Don’t forget, we have a December Anything But a Card Challenge up and you can play along all month with your Hero Arts products for a chance to win $25 to the store.

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Happy Wednesday!

chark


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October Layer It Winners

I’m so happy to announce the winner and the runners-up of the October Layer It Challenge! Again, the team has been amazed by the talent we saw this month.

The top favorite card and the winner of the $25 gift certificate to the store is Andrea with this intricately folded card with beautiful stamping. Please contact us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your gift code.

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Our runners-up win a blog badge and bragging rights to tell everyone how much our DT enjoyed their entries! Just email the above address to ask for your blog buttons.

Our first runner-up is LaVon with this adorable Elf Shaker card…wouldn’t this be a great card for a special kid in your life? We thought these two stamp sets went well together to make one sweet card!

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Our next runner-up is Maura with this fall-themed layered leaf card. The masking technique never looked so good as it does here in beautiful autumn leaves!

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Our final runner-up for this challenge is Sally, who used the loveliest pinks for the Hibiscus Layering Stamps to create this encouragement card that would cheer anyone up!

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Thanks to everyone who entered, we really enjoyed seeing the way you all interpreted our challenge of Layer It…and don’t forget, we’ve got a new challenge up here if you’d like to try to win the $25 gift code for November’s Embellish It challenge.

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Congrats to all, and thanks for entering!
chark


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September Winners

Hi, crafty friends, it’s Chark here today to announce the September Make It a Tag Challenge Winners. It’s always fun to see what you all create and this month was no different…and the choosing is always difficult, because you guys are so talented!

Our top pick this month and the winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store is Maura! This card with the tag is all kinds of perfect for fall, great colors, great design and great stamping! Nice job, Maura! Please contact us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your gift code.

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Our Honorable Mentions this month literally all tied for second place! Our runners-up win a blog badge and bragging rights to tell everyone how much our DT loved their entries! Just email the above address to ask for your blog buttons.

Our first and second Honorable Mention is LaVon! LaVon entered a lot of beautiful projects this month and we loved her entries. The two that got the most attention were these two. Her Autumn card has beautiful color and design, and I love the placement of the sentiment too!

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Check out LaVon’s flickr account to see her Fall Card in all its beautiful detail. Flickr protects its photos so you can’t just copy them, which is cool, but I wanted you to at least take a fuzzy peek at it here 🙂

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This second one is definitely a joy, see what I did there? It’s got a great color scheme and that fab snowflake die and my personal favorite, glitter!

Our next Honorable Mention is Sally with her adorable tag/gift card holder. Clever, cute and just right for the holidays, Sally’s entry is definitely a keeper!

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Because LaVon tied with herself, we’ve added another blog badge winner and that is Andrea with this lovely pink poinsettia tag. The greens and golds set off the pink of the flower beautifully, and the baker’s twine is a perfect little addition.

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Thanks to everyone who entered and congrats to these four ladies! Don’t forget to link up your creation for the October Layer It Challenge here to try to win your own $25 gift code.

And if you need some Hero Arts products to play along, the a2z Scrapbooking store is fully stocked with the newest products for fall, winter and the holidays, check it out here. 

Happy Friday!

chark