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Asian Flower Stencil with Layering Daisy, Ombre Ink, & You’re So Lovely

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Hi, it’s Angie here with two fun cards made with Hero Arts products!

First I started with  Gina K Designs Premium card stock.  If you haven’t tried this card stock you are missing out!  It’s available in the store and it’s 120 lb. weight and just as smooth and creamy as you can possibly imagine!

I used ombre ink and an ink dauber with the stencil to make this cool background, then cut the daisy out of the center.  I cut a white and black one two so I could insert it into the bigger flower die opening.  The sentiment was heat embossed and popped up on the flower petals.  My complete list of supplies is below!

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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 Angie15 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.







Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy

Hi friends – happy, happy HUMP day – said in my best camel impersonation voice! Hope you are having a great week!

Sentiment Focus

This month we are focusing on sentiments but I couldn’t help but break out these GORGEOUS color layering poppies for a clean and simple card! I stamped the flowers with 3 colors of distress inks (listed below), then added some shading with Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the sentiment from You’re So Lovely in Hero Arts Intense Black ink, splattered on some watered down paint, added some washi tape and called it good!

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Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy

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Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy

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Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy

Thanks for poppy-ing in (HA, see how I made that work); hope you’ll join our challenge this month, we love seeing your creations!

And don’t forget, most of these items can be purchased from the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store, you can save 15% by using code: MicheleG15!



Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy and  You’re So Lovely (save 15% on your order by using code: MicheleG15)

Papers: Hero Arts Snow, Red

Ink: Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Peeled Paint Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories: Primsacolor Pencils, clear Wink of Stella, MFT Blueprints, gold and black paint (watered down), washi tape


I Miss You – Hero Arts You’re So Lovely

Hero Arts Miss You Card

Hi Friends! Kristina here today with my favorite card style ‘Clean and Simple’!
I used the Hero Arts “You’re So Lovely” stamp set to create this quick and easily reproducible notecard.
Just switch out the sentiment and you could have a set of versitile cards ready to go.
I love this stamp set because its perfect for all occasions, and has a few different sentiments, but could easily be paired with others.

Don’t forget to share your favorite things via our April Challenge “Getting to Know You”.
Create a project using your favorite Hero Arts projects and link it up by months end for you change to win a $25 gift card!!



Many of the products used here can be found in the a2z scrapbooking store AND hows about 15% off?
Use my discount code KRISTINA15 for 15% off your order of $25+.
Psst…. The Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Set is on sale right now!!!!




You’re So Lovely This Year

Happy New Year, friends, it’s Chark here today to share two card versions with the You’re So Lovely stamp set. I think this set is fun and versatile and so I decided to see if I could come up with two different looks.

In this first card, I did more of a traditional look. I stamped first in Unicorn White on kraft to get a base and then colored on top of the dry white ink with watercolor pencils. I added just a touch of water to spread the color. After that dried, I added white gel pen swirls and dots and some blue Gelato that I spread with my finger and added some teeny pearls.


My second card is stamped almost exactly the same…I used the same positioning and the same Unicorn ink, this time using blue cardstock and then adding no coloring. I did add a little white gel pen for accents. I thought this turned out pretty well…and definitely different!



I hope you’ll join in our January Challenge of Anything Goes with your Hero Arts products to try to win the $25 gift code to the store!


Happy 2017!


You’re So Lovely stamps

White Unicorn Ink

Blue Gelato

Adhesive Pearls similar to what I used

White Uniball pen

Watercolor pencils



Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Circular Card

Hi friends – welcome back to another fun layered card. Once again, I didn’t do the ‘typical’ layering with lots of different papers and such; instead, I made this fun circular card using different heights/layers. 😀 Does that count?

I used the gorgeous Hero Arts You’re So Lovely flowers which I adore, stamped 2nd generation in red and purple, then colored with Copics. I die cut all the circles at once then mounted the 2 and 4th (from the outside) circles with foam tape for fun dimension. I then added some tiny glue dots and once dry, used rose gold foil for accents. The main panel is adhered to a circular card base which opens so you can include your message.




And don’t forget, you can use code: MicheleG15 at checkout of the Etsy store and receive 15% off your purchase of $25+. AND PLEASE, if you don’t see what you are looking for, leave a message, they do custom orders all the time and almost always can get what you would like…at a great price too. 😉

Thanks for peeking in; hope you’ll join our LAYER IT challenge this month!


Stamps: Hero Arts You’re So Lovely, Hero Arts Friends sentiments

Ink: MFT Wild Cherry and Grape Jelly, Hero Arts Intense Black

Paper: Hero Arts Snow White

Other: MFT Pierced Circle dies, rose gold foil, two way glue pen, foam tape


You’re So Lovely in Bold

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Hi, friends, Chark here today with a simple stamped card using the You’re So Lovely Flower Stamps. I wanted a stamp with lots of surface area so I could use the new Bold, Hybrid Hero Arts inks.


I used Strawberry, Tangerine, Pine and the Ombre Neon Chartreuse to Blue. I did some masking, which worked fine for putting all the leaves in the background. The center of the flowers is the new Nuvo Ruby Slippers Glitter Drops. Here they are in close up.


I’m not a huge ink hoarder but I do looove the richness of the Hybrid Inks.

Happy Monday!


 Bold Hybrid Ink

Neon Ombre Ink

You’re So Lovely stamps

Sequin strand from Target $1 spot

Nuvo Ruby Slipper Glitter Drops



Spiral Notes (Forest Scene, Candy Stripe & You’re So Lovely)

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Hi there, it’s Angie here with a fun quick project that makes a great gift or a fun item to use yourself!  It’s a small spiral notebook from the discount store covered with fun paper, stamping, ribbon and gems!

For the book on the right, I used Hero Arts “You’re So Lovely” CL949 stamp set with a few inks on some patterned paper, then adhered it to the front cover and back cover of a small spiral notebook.  I added a couple of Hero Arts gems and some thin ribbon around the edges to finish it off.

For the book on the left, I used some brand new products and an older set.  The new products were Hero Arts Forest Scene Stencil SA078 and Hero Arts Candy Stripe Bold Prints Background Stamp CG681.  I used the stencil with Hero Arts Ombre Ink in Mint to Green for the top section and the background stamp for the bottom section.  I added ribbon and the sentiment was stamped on white card stock is from an older stamp and die set called Hero Arts Handmade Tags DC139.

I use one of these notebooks all the time, carry it in my purse, and always have something to jot notes in.  (And they make great gifts too!)

Hope you will take the time to enter our challenge this month here: Color it in!  Just remember to use one main Hero Arts product to be eligible to win the $25 gift certificate to the store!  Woohoo!

and don’t forget, you can use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) at the a2zscrapbooking store.  The new release products are in the store now so have fun shopping!

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You’re so lovely

Hi stampers!

Ilina’s here today and today I have more summery card for you. The last few times I was here I shared goodies from the new Winter catalog, but since it’s still HOT here in Georgia I decided to share more summery card. I used one of my favorite sets called You’re so Lovely and stamped the flower and stem with Lime Green and Soft Pool, then added dimension with Chameleon pens by coloring over the stamped images. I die cut my white panel and the flower and assembled my card. Scroll down for list of supplies!

Hope you like my non-conventional take of the coloring challenge this month. And hope I have inspired you to play along with us this month!

And don’t forget, use the code “Ilina15” in the A2ZScrapbooking store to receive 15% off your orders of $25+


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You’re so lovely



You’re so lovely close up



A Beautiful Day with Hero Arts

Beautiful Day

Happy Tuesday everyone, Kristina here playing with my new Hero Arts stamps set You’re So Lovely. I loved these images as soon as Hero Arts released them and the sentiments that go with the set are gorgeous!

I began with an a2 sized card front and laid out and stamped all of my images with my MISTI, I used Hero Arts Bubblegum ink and Hero Arts Ultra Pink ink for the flowers, and Lime Green for the foliage. Next I centered and stamped my sentiment in Hero Arts Intense Black ink.

I wanted a little more than a one layer card, so to finish, I used a rectangle die to cut out and pop up a portion of my card front.

You still have a few days left to link up your Hero Arts Anything Goes project to our July Challenge! $25 gift card up for grabs!

All supplies used are link below and most can be found in the a2z scrapbooking store on Etsy, your home for all things Hero Arts, and while you’re there how about a coupon!! 15% off your $25+ purchase just use code KRISTINA15 at checkout.



You’re So Lovely Watercolor

Hi friends – welcome back to another ANYTHING GOES creation; have you joined us this month with YOUR creation? We’d love to see what you’ve been creating, not to mention your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store – so what are you waiting for? Link ’em up here!

And don’t forget, on any purchase of $25 or more at the store, you can receive a 15% discount; just enter MICHELEG15 at check out – so many great products not to mention great prices!!

I once again used the You’re So Lovely set but made a great big tag card using distress inks to water color. I stamped the images in VersaMark and embossed with Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder. The sentiment is from the same set stamped in Hero Arts Intense Black ink. I added another tag to the back so you can write your message. Oh and I drew in some little curly-q’s for the fun of it! 😉

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Thanks for popping in; we can’t wait to see your ANYTHING GOES creations; be sure to join us and have a superb week!!




Accessories: HA Sparkle Embossing Powder, Barn Door and Twisted Citron reinkers, Lawn Fawn Stitched Banner die