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October Winners Post

Hello everyone, I’m here today with our final winners announcement. Before we to the winners, the final markdowns have been taken in the store, the remaining store inventory is at 70% off or below. Embossing powders under $2, stamp sets under $5, be sure to head other and check it out!

I would also like to once again extend our deepest gratitude for your support, patronage, and friendships all these years. The Sugartree Stamps line of digital stamps has been taken over by Chic Chickadee Crafts, you can find them also on etsy at chicchickadeecrafts.etsy.com. Our blog will remain active, so you will still be able to access past posts & anything you may have bookmarked.

And now onto the winners! Our October Top 3:

KT Fit Kitty


Angie at Cimbacreativefun



And our random prize package winner….. Marjeta!

Everyone please email us at a2zscrapbookingtech@gmail.com to claim your badges & prize.
Prizes must be claimed by Nov 15th, or will be forfeited.


Hero Arts Arum Lily Valentine



I am a little sad to say that this is my final post for a2z Scrapbooking for our Farewell challenge.  I had a wonderful time being part of the a2z Scrapbooking DT, this is first Design Team I’ve ever join so it had special meaning to me.  I have learnt and grew with this team, and I am going to miss it a lot.

For my project today, I choose to make a card for Valentine’s Day, yes I know it is still a little far away, but we could celebrate love anytime right?!



To create this card I stenciled some horizontal stripes on a white card base using Soft Grey Shadow Ink.

Then on multimedia paper I stamped and watercolor the Arum Lilies.  I used some references from the web for the colors.  After everything dried, I hand cut the blooms, leaves and stems; and made a bouquet.  And it is adhered to the card, and I added a white on black sentiment stripe.  And I added a little of Diamond Stickles to the center.  Voila, simple and pleasant.  🙂


There still plenty time to play our Final Challenge – Holidays (pick any holidays you like).  Click here or the Current Monthly Challenge Button at the top to get more details.






Microfine Glitter


Hero Arts Merry Christmas Cover Plate Die

Howdy! Today I have some sparkly and shiny fun for Christmas. I created two cards with the Hero Arts Merry Christmas Cover Plate Die.

Microfine Glitter

The first one here is all glittery. Glitter cards are hard to photograph and the light was kind of diminishing on me so the photo isn’t the best. Anyway… The first thing I did was stick a double sided adhesive sheet to a piece of Neenah paper. I placed my die on the paper so that the adhesive would end up on the top of the design. That way I could get that glitter to stick to it. I used microfine glitter and dumped that all over the design over a coffee filter. Then I burnished it using a bone folder handle. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for that tip! Then I just glued that scene on to a piece of white glitter paper. It is pretty and very sparkly in real life.

This one was very straight forward and quick. I cut the scene out using the die and some shiny red paper I had in my stash. For this one I left some of the pieces in with the die cut. So the ornaments, 2 trees, and the star on the tree all have their center pieces remaining instead of pushing them out. I then glued the scene on a kraft card base. Pretty simple. There is so much to the cover plate you don’t need to do much.

The a2z Scrapbooking store has great sales going on! I took a peek at the store and there are still some stamps, ink, liquid watercolor (this stuff is fun to work with),  embossing powders and a few other things. Get them before they are gone.

There is still time to enter our last challenge! It’s always good to get a few cards done well before the holiday rush.






Warm Wishes from A2Z

Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a throwback for Hero Arts and some products from the past.

Ths card was so fun, and since Central Florida doesn’t get much winter, I figure I would confront the hot days we have been having with this nice winter scene card.

First I printed the now retired digital images and cut them with my Scan N Cut. The background snow drifts are from Lawn Fawn dies. The sentiment is from a 2012 Hero Arts and Studio Calico stamp set. which I used Hero Arts Intense Black ink to stamp. For the background I used a stencil and BoBunny Silver Glitter Paste.

Not sure about you but I just love this winter scene.

Remember to enter the challenge and visit the store.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “holidays”, any holidays – Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas particularly.” challenge.

Christmas Mice


Hero Arts Happy Holidays Christmas Mice

I’d say these Christmas Mice were saying Happy Holidays to you.  I grabbed a piece of 6″ X 6″ paper and cut it down to fit on the A2 size card for a different look to a holiday card.  I had a “Happy Holidays” panel cut a bit short in my stash that I wanted to use, so this is how I arrived at the design.  Add two mice and a couple dots of Nuvo and we’re done.  This looks great in real life.

Be sure to join in the challenge and visit the store for some outrageous sales at A2Z Scrapbooking.

A2Z Christmas Mice

Remember to enter the challenge and visit the store.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this month’s “holidays”, any holidays – Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas particularly.” challenge. f



  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice stamps at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice dies
  • Hero Arts Happy Holidays die cut at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • 6″ X 6″ paper from Printery Collection (probably 5 or more years old)
  • Vagabond die cut machine
                • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Ebony Black


Hero Arts Color Layering Nordic Tree



Have you played our final challenge – Holidays yet?  It could be any Holidays.

For me I am adding another card to my Christmas card stash.


To create the background of this card I used one of the tree image and stamped in Soft Grey, like so:

Then I layered the white heat embossed and glitter gold heat embossed trees.

And I topped the trees with red flower gem.

I hope I’ve inspired you to play along our final challenge.  Click here or the Current Monthly Challenge Button at the top to get more details.








Hi Everyone, I’m here today with LOTS of winners. We’ve got September challenges winners & coffee hop winners YAY!

Let’s start with the September Top 3 as chosen by the design team






And the random prize winner is…. Karthikha


From the coffee blog hop, the random comment winner from the a2z blog, winning a $20 gift card to the store is: Celeste Herrin

And the coffee hop digi winners from our design team’s personal blog posts

From Arlene’s Blog: Karen Letchworth
From Cindy’s Blog: Melissa (Sunshine HoneyBee)
From LeeAnns Blog: Shandelynn Rowe
From Karen’s Blog: Cynthia Cole

Winners please email a2zscrapbookingtech@gmail.com to claim your prizes/badges


Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit


Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit With Oxide Ink Blending

In keeping with our challenge theme I created a holiday card. Halloween is a fun holiday for me. I like decorating around the house and the front yard. My card is a combination of using digital images, ink blending and stamping.

Hero Arts Haunted Digital Kit

The first thing I did when creating my card was take the haunted house from the Hero Arts Haunted Digital kit and had my Cameo cut it out. I had to change the png image by using trace and then I resized it. It did take a while to cut because it has all this tiny holes in the house for a distressed look.

Then I did some ink blending with 1 Hero Arts Reactive Ink and 3 Oxide Distress Inks on the background. I sprayed the background a bit with a mini mister.

I used the pumpkin from the digital kit also. I resized it and duplicated it to make 3 pumpkins. I colored the stems with a brown Copic pen and the faces with yellow.  I hand cut them out. One of the pumpkins is raised with one of those really thick glue dots.

The sentiment I cut out with Hero Arts set Halloween Trimmings stamp and cut. I put some Versamark on the words and then sprinkled on some black embossing powder and heat embossed it. There are several different embossing powders in the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store including a detail black and a sparkle black.

The witch is a cute little stamp from my stash.

The a2z Scrapbooking store has great sales going on! Run don’t walk and check it out!


Hero Arts Christmas Mice

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Hero Arts Christmas Mice All Through The House

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We must thank Kristina for the wonderful farewell graphic for our last challenge.  Be sure to visit the shop for big discounts.

Again, I’m using non-traditional colors to make a Christmas card.  I couldn’t help it, the “mice” made me do it!  In this case, it was one mouse, but I’m holding her responsible.  I cut the sentiment in two.  I know, I lose small stuff too, but I had to do it.  I think this is a fun card and I still think it’s cute after letting it sit overnight on my desk.  I don’t know if anyone else has to step back and look with new eyes at their creations, but sometimes I do.  I wasn’t sure if the tree scene would work.

Be sure to enter our challenge.  Remember, it is our last challenge forever.

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




Please join us in this month’s “holidays”, any holidays – Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas particularly.” challenge.




  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice stamps at A2Z
  • Hero Arts Christmas Mice dies
  • Gina Marie Designs Block Style Quilt Die #6
  • Scrap paper I had inked up with distress inks when I created my box of sponges so I could see the colors
  • Vagabond die cut machine


Final Challenge – Store Closing

Today is a sad day, but let’s go out with a bang and have our biggest and best challenge ever! October will be our final challenge, and the blog will close down with our final post being the winners announcement for this challenge early next month. This month is somewhat of an anything goes, holiday edition! And we have a special prize this month (below). We’re looking for holiday cards, ANY holiday.

We would also like to take this time to thank each and every person that’s ever participated in challenges, shopped the store, designed for our design team, worked behind the scenes, and had any hand in making a2z scrapbooking grow & raise money and awareness for the multiple charity organizes we started this store to contribute to.

And here is some design team inspiration for you.



Hero Arts Dove

Kristina use the fun Paper Layering Dove die (one left in the shop) to make some Holiday cards


Hero Arts Christmas Mice

Arlene used the Christmas Mice stamp set (also one left) for her Christmas Card


Santa Snacks Hero Arts

Cindy used the adorable Santa Snacks Stamp N Cut on her holiday card



Hero Arts Home for the Holidays

Karen use the Home for the Holidays stamp set for her Christmas card

The Prize

This month there will be a physical prize! Our random challenge winner will be receiving this goodie bag full of fun Hero Arts product.


Challenge Rules

  • You can make any paper crafting or altered item that fits within the theme of the challenge.
  • Any products may be used but there is a BONUS prize if you use Hero Arts or Sugartree Products!!
  • You can enter up to FIVE (5) unique times per person. Multiple entries of an identical card that only varies slightly, ie. in color is not acceptable.
  • You can enter your project into other challenges
  • There is NO BACKLINKING. You must create a NEW project. Backlinks will be deleted.
  • You must mention the challenge in your post and link back to a2z Scrapbooking
  • A new challenge will post on the FIRST of every month and ends at 11:59PM EST the LAST day of the month.
  • You must link your project via the link up tool at the bottom of the challenge post or up in the menu bar.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter



If you missed the announcement our store closing sale has begun, head over the shop for 50% or more off our inventory. a2zscrapbooking.etsy.com