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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


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Winner’s Post for August + Giveaway and Sale

I get to announce the winners for August, one of my favorite things to do, and announce a giveaway—and who doesn’t love a giveaway?!

First, the winner chosen for the $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store for the Color It In Challenge is Janet, with this unique design with beautiful stamping and colors, the team really liked this one! Please contact us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your gift code.

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Our three runners up, who each get bragging rights and a blog button are:

Ashwini with this gorgeous Scattering Leaves stamped card and very cool inking technique

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LaVon with this lovely Color Layering Flamingo stamp…the gray shells in the background really make that pink pop! Click on LaVon’s name to see the beautiful details on this card. (Flickr isn’t fond of sharing photos, lol).

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and Janet with this delicate, Antique Rose stamped and beautifully colored card.

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Please contact us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your blog buttons.

Many thanks to all the August participants, it’s always fun to see how everyone interprets the challenge. Plus, everyone gets a bunch of inspiration on what to do with their Hero Arts stash!

Don’t forget to enter our September challenge, Make it a Tag, so you can try to win the $25 gift code to the a2z Scrapbooking store!

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Hero Arts Hedgehog Die Giveaway

Hero Arts Hedgehog Die Giveaway with a2zscrapbooking

Oh, and before you go, here’s the giveaway info! The adorable Paper Layering Hedgehog die is waiting to come home with you and all you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below. If you don’t win him, you can always pop over to the store and put one in your cart to get it 35% off the regular price! Aren’t hedgehogs the cutest?!

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Happy Wednesday!

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July Challenge Winners

If it’s the 7th of the month, it’s time to announce our challenge winners!

Our top winner, and the person who receives the $25 gift code to the a2z store is Maura! With this colorful and sophisticated card, she impressed the whole team! 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 loved their entries! Just email the above address to ask for your blog buttons.

Our first runner-up this month is Andrea. Andrea tied with herself in a really quirky twist— two of her cards received the same amount of votes from the Design Team. Her first card wowed us with this absolutely lovely ombre effect. The grays really add to the calm look of this card and are perfect for the sentiment. The second card is a beauty and as one team member said, “downright gorgeous!” Andrea really nailed it this month with crowd pleasers 🙂

Our next runner-up is Ashwini, who entered this colorful watercolored card that has a fun, happy vibe to it and the black on the vibrant background really looks fabulous!

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And we’ll throw in one more runner-up, thanks to the circumstances with Andrea’s cards tying with each other.

Betty entered this fun tag card with that lovely hibiscus stamp…love the pink and black and the stripes and florals together—and the black dots are just the perfect touch!

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We had a great many entries this month that wowed the team…thanks to each of you for entering and playing along with us at a2z…don’t forget to enter the August Challenge of Color It In…you could take home the $25 gift code or the cool blog button!

Congrats to our winners this month!

Chark

 

 


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June Winners Announced

Hi, all, just a quick post to announce our June To Die For Challenge Winners. First, thanks to all who entered, we had such beautiful work this month!

Our winner of the $25 gift certificate to the store this month is Maura with this beauty!

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The colors are striking and the fun stamping and distressing make the butterflies really stand out–and did you notice the glitter on the wings? Perfect touch! Please email  a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net  to claim your gift code.

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.

Helen, who is now on the design team, entered the June contest before being chosen for the team and made this lovely card. It has the right touch of red to really stand out with the kraft and white, always a great combination!

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Our next runner-up is Cecilia, with this amazing mix of brick wall and vellum butterfly, both embossed in platinum. What a unique combo she made–the brick texture with the softness of the butterfly is really well done!

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Our third runner-up is Kim H. with a different butterfly die and a wonderful shaped card– this is a lovely color combination and the sentiment matches the lighthearted feel of this card perfectly!

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We’re so happy to see the entries each month and see what Hero Arts-inspired projects you make. Also, thanks for visiting the blog and shopping the store, we appreciate your support of the charities that every purchase at a2z Scrapbooking helps! You rock! And Congrats to our winners! Don’t forget, we have a July challenge you might want to break out your HA products and enter and maybe you’ll see your name announced next month!

Happy Thursday!

Chark


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March Winners

Our March challenge was all about embossing and we had some beautiful entries—thank you to everyone who entered!

Our winner for March is Nonni, who used both dry and heat embossing on this beautiful card. The flower is just lovely and the design is fab. Congratulations, Nonni! Email us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your $25 gift card to the store!

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Our runners-up are these fabulous card makers, please email us at a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net for your blog buttons.

Aileen  made this gorgeous spring card with her Hero Arts butterfly stamp and the Hero Arts white embossing powder. Lovely colors!

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Tammy made this beauty using another Hero Arts butterfly stamp and a cool textured embossing paste background.

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Janet made this bold graphic card with the platinum embossing powder and gorgeous blues.

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Congratulations to these talented ladies and thanks for entering! And here’s the link to the April Challenge—break out your watercoloring products and use a Hero Arts stamp, stencil, digi or die for your main element and enter to win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking store!

chark


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Winning Wednesday

Scroll down to see today’s regular post by Kimberly. Her amazing gift bag just right for the guy in your life…or for anyone who loves the sea!

So happy to be able to finally announce the February Challenge Winner from the Masking Challenge. We’ve been having some minor issues with the challenge link, so we extended the deadline for February’s challenge. But today’s the day to announce the winners!

So many beautiful entries made the decision very tough for the team, but I think you’ll agree that Zelda’s masked card is perfect for spring! It was the lovely stamping, beautiful coloring and a fun design that made this one our February Winner.

Congratulations, Zelda, you’ve won a $25 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store!

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The honorable mentions were voted on by the Design Team and we had a hard time deciding this month on the three who will receive a blog badge for their beautiful work. But here they are!

Andrea’s Paper Antics–that woodgrain background is perfect for this gorgeous butterfly.

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Greta H–what a great colorful card perfect for men, teens, and anyone celebrating a big numbered birthday!

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Monika Reeck–look at this fun scene…I could see this as the perfect card for a 16-year-old who is now permitted to drive. Love those clouds!

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Congratulations, ladies! Thanks to everyone who played along in February! You can join in our March Hero Arts Embossing Challenge this month here if you’re feeling up to the challenge 🙂

To claim your badges (and your prize, Zelda) please email a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net

Please add “February Winner” in your email, thank you!

Congratulations to all of you and thank you again for entering!

chark


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December 2015 Challenge Winners

Hello everyone!!  I’m actually on a plane heading to CHA, so I’m jumping in here to announce the winner for our Dimension Challenge!!

So, here we go!!

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Toni’s handmade background is fabulous paired with the beautiful white Hero Arts Tag!!  The matching sequin are paired nicely with the background!

Congratulations  you won a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store!!

Our Honorable Mentions:

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Greta #13
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Maura #11Maura

Winners please email a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your badges/prize.

Please add “December Winner” in your email, thank you!

Congratulations to all of you.

Kymona


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November 2015 Challenge Winners

Hello everyone!!  I’m jumping in here to announce the winner for our One Layer Challenge!!

So, here we go!!

The Winner of our One Layer Challenge:

Vicki #6

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Check out all of that Christmas Ornament!! Vicki you did a fabulous job on this one layer card!!

Congratulations  you won a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store!!

Our Honorable Mentions:

Greta #10 

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Kim M #12

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Andrea #16

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Winners please email a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your badges/prize.

Please add “November Winner” in your email, thank you!

Congratulations to all of you.

Kymona


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Winners and Winning Post

First, the winners. I have the pleasure of announcing the winners from the CASEing Kelly Blog Hop from last week.

CASEing Kelly Sponsors

  • the Winter 2015 card kit from Create a Smile Stamps#3 Maaike Uijthoven(from Jen Lotfield’s blog)
  • $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp #38 Arianna Barbara(from Shelly’sblog)
  • $25 gift certificate from the Ink Road #10 Henriette(from Brandi’s blog)
  • a Police Woman digi stamp from Lia Stampz #83 Angela Restad(from Ardyth’sblog)
  • $25 gift certificate from a2z Scrapbooking#24 Charlene(from Dee’s blog)
  • a crafty goodie bag from a2z Scrapbooking #19 Leslee(from Amy’sblog)
  • a crafty goodie bag from Hero Arts#37 Liz Gessner McAlliston(from LauraJane’s blog)
  • a $25 gift certificate to any online craft store (winner’s choice) from djkardkreations #56 Cat Craig(from Kristie Goulet’sblog)
  • a $25 gift certificate from Altenew #53 Vinita Jain(from the A2Z Scrapbooking blog)
  • a stamp set from Dee’s Artsy Impressions  #53 Jeanne(from Char’sblog)
Congratulations to Charlene and Leslee who are receiving prizes from us and Congratulations to Vinita Jain, who commented on our blog and will receive the prize from Altenew and all the winners from the hop. Thanks for hopping along to celebrate our friend, Kelly Latevola!
That’s the Winner part of the post…the Winning part is that Jennifer McGuire is starting a fabulous challenge called Share the Handmade Kindness Challenge. The details are on Jennifer’s blog and it’s an entire month of sharing and caring and passing on kindness to others. What could be better—crafting for the purpose of passing along kindness? You have fun and do good in the world and that, my friends, is winning in my book.
To support the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge, Hero Arts has created two stamps with messages of kindness. They are donating 25% of the profits to the Kind Campaign to help end bullying. Jennifer helped to make these stamps and she is excited to know Hero Arts is supporting her cause, and we are too! These stamps are fabulous and you can get them through our store right now (they ship Friday). If you order them (or any products) through a2z Scrapbooking Supplies, your purchase also benefits Camp Gluten Free (for children with gluten allergies) and supports people with Behcet’s Disease. So, really, you’re doing all kinds of good in the world!
StampsSo excited to see what everyone comes up with during Jennifer’s challenge month…and to see the creative projects that will happen with these stamps. Please jump over to our Facebook page and post your projects made with them so we can all enjoy them!
Ok, people, let’s go out there and be kind!
charkp.s. We’ll be announcing our September and October challenge winners very soon! Stay tuned!


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August Texture Challenge Winners

Hello everyone!!  I’m jumping in here to announce the winner for our Texture Challenge!!

So, here we go!!

The Winner of our Texture Challenge:

Andrea #6

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Check out all of that texture!! Andrea you did a fabulous job on your card!!

Congratulations  you won a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store!!

Our Honorable Mentions:

Susanne #13

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Vicki #3

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Anita #4

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Winners please email a2zscrapbooking@comcast.net to claim your badges/prize.
Please add “August Winner” in your email, thank you!

Congratulations to all of you.

Kymona