a2z Scrapbooking Supplies

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National Coffee Day Bloghop & GIVEAWAY


Welcome to a2z Scrapbooking and Happy National Coffee Day!!  We are so happy to be part of the National Coffee Day Blog Hop orgainized by the amazing Amy Tsuruta.

Before we get to the fun, we have an announcement to make. If you are a regular blog ready you’ve already heard that a2z scrapbooking co-founder and store director Linda Crissman passed away earlier this month following a long fought battle with Behcets disease. That being said, our store will be closing and sadly our blog will as well.

So here’s what you need to know

  • Store will close October 31 or while inventory remains. Store closing sale starts today, All merchandise is at least 50% off regular retail. Now’s the time to stock up on inks, embossing powders, etc. If you have a stamp set you need a matching die for, grab it while they last! Digital Stamps are also marked down!
  • Final Blog Challenge will be October 1st and run through October 31st with a special prize(s) for winners.
  • Lastly THANK YOU for you support and patronage over all of these years!

Blog Hop & Giveaway

Now onto the coffee! We have several prize opportunities for you today!

  • One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments on this blog to win a $20 gift card to our store to be used during our store closing sale!
  • Another winner will be randomly chosen from the comments on EACH participating design team member blog (listed below) to win both of our coffee related digital stamp sets!









  • You have until Oct 5th, 11:59pm EDT to comment.  Winners will be announced on Oct 7th.


Some of our design team members have created coffee projects today too! Check them out on their blogs:








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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

SeptPlease join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.



a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code a2z15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.



Blog Hop & Giveaway | Sugartree Stamps Release Day!


Hello Everyone & Happy Release Day! Sugartree Stamp is launching 3 new digital sets and this month we have a blog hop complete with guest designers and a giveaway!! This is your first stop on the hop and if you find any broken links along the way come on back here for the full hop list.

Now lets unveil the digis!

First up is “Farmhouse”. This southern charm themed set includes a total of 11 images and 8 sentiments.

Southern digital stamps farmhouse

This set retails for $3.99 and is available now in our etsy store!

The next set is the mini Sweet Tea set. This set contains the mason jar image from the full size set as well as the coordinating sweet tea sentiment.

Sweet Tea Digital Stamp

This set retails for $.99

Lastly is a coordinating SVG Cut file

Farmhouse SVG

These images can be used all together as pictured to make fun wall art, or separated and used individually. This set retails for $.99.

Now for the fun! Below is the list of blogs participating in todays hop. We are giving away 3 Sugartree Sets of the Winners Choice to 1 lucky hopper, all you have to do is comment. One winner will be chosen by random draw from the comments left across all of the participating blogs, the more blogs you comment on the more chances to win!  Leave your comments by 11:59pm May 31st. Winner will be contacted via email and announced on the a2z winners post June 7th.

Kristina Beagle

Arlene McClung

Cindy Chiu

Helen Gullett

Monica Martinez




World Cardmaking Day Fun with Go Wild Digis

Hi, cardmaking buddies! So excited for World Cardmaking Day! For the first time here at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies, we’re celebrating with some blog fun.

First, take a look at this z-folded card I made…it’s my first fun-fold card. I love watching videos of how talented people create crazy fun-fold cards like those box cards that open into a 3-D project, but they seem too complicated for me, so I stay away from fancy stuff 🙂 This was super easy, though, all I had to do was cut an 5.5″x11″ piece of cardstock, score it in the middle and then score and fold back the front piece.

I printed the zebra stripes and then colored them with Tombow markers in pink and yellow, trimmed and adhered it to the card. I printed out the sentiment and colored it with purple and blue Tombows (using a waterbrush to pull the color up for an ombre look). I mounted that sentiment on cardstock and then adhered the little panel to the front fold of the card. Easy!! I couldn’t decide if I should add embellies, but the paper and multi-colored words seem like enough pizazz 🙂

And just for World Cardmaking Day, only our favorite readers and customers (that’s you!) get a 25% discount on the store! From October 7 (8am EDT) until October 8 (11:59pm EDT) you can pile whatever you want into your cart and then enter the code WorldDay25 and bam! you get your discount (except the clearance items, which are already priced crazy low).

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. That means you get your discount on brand-new holiday stamps and dies like this adorable Color Layering Baby Penguin set or Winter Silhouette set from Hero Arts.


You also get the 25% off for your supplies, like Nuvo Gilding Flakes and Glitter Paste, Chibi Lights, and the Wagner Heat Gun.


And you get 25% off your basics, like Gina K 120 lb Premium cardstock, Hero Arts cards/envelopes and adhesives! Who can’t use a discount on more glue pens and Stick-it sheets?

This weekend only, we have a flash challenge and giveaway to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. To enter create any card with a fun fold beyond the basic fold…a gateway fold, a z fold, or whatever fun way you think of to make your card just a little different from an ordinary card. Be sure to link back to us on your post, and enter your post in the rafflecopter directly below. If you do that by Sunday, October 8th at 11:59pm EDT, you’ll be entered to win $20 to the a2z Scrapbooking store. The Rafflecopter giveaway directly below has even more chances to win if you don’t have the time to create a card! Have fun, enjoy the creative weekend and stock up on some goodies to celebrate.

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Everyone who enters a card in this challenge this weekend will receive the free Hero Arts digital stamp, Spooky Labels. Perfect for Halloween treat bags, invitations or cards and scrapbook layouts—this set is exclusive to a2z Scrapbooking. We have the exclusive rights to all of the Hero Arts digital stamps, so if you want them, you can only find them here! Provide a way for us to reach you (through your blog or in the comments) and we’ll email the digital set to all our entrants. DT Member Donna used them for her classy treat bags.


If you’re looking for some tips on how to use our Hero Arts digital stamps, Kristina has a video post here to walk you through some of the basics. They’re fun to use and easy and you can size them however you want. Often, I don’t even manipulate the stamp, I just print and color and add to my cards…but there are a lot of ways to use them.

For more inspiration, check out DT member Leslie’s fun-fold card here  and Cindy’s fun-fold card here.  They’re amazing!

Happy World Cardmaking Day! Oh, and check back on Monday, October 9th, to see the September Challenge Winners!


Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge


Please join us in this month’s “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.


a2z scrapbooking store hero arts




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.





Cardinal Stamping and Winner

Hi, friends! Today I have some color layering stamping to share. But this time, I’m stamping on wood and not paper. These wood tags are meant for mason jar labeling (I found them at the craft store) but I’ve used them to make a keychain and an ornament.

Distress Inks seem to work the best on the wood, with little feathering of the ink. I stamped both projects with the Color Layering Cardinal Stamp Set.


I used Distress Ink in Candy Apple and Mowed Lawn, Black Staz-On ink and Strawberry Hybrid Ink. Fast and easy and perfect for adding to a present or for an ornament exchange. You could add the year on the back or a name with stickers or marker.



I stamped the keychain with the mini flowers with this stamp set, using Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Candy Apple and Vintage Photo. Again, easy and fast to make and give. I think it’d be wise to spray a fixative on this if you’re worried about it getting wet. As you know, Distress Inks react with water.

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…(drumroll here)…the winner from the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Rafflecopter Giveaway is…

Christi Steinbeck!!! You get $25 to the a2z store to spend as you like. 

Thanks to everyone for playing along!

layer-it-challenge-bannerDon’t forget to join in this month’s challenge, Layer It, to try to win your very own $25 gift code to the store.

Happy Sunday!

charkColor Layering Cardinal Stamps

Strawberry Hybrid Ink

Distress Inks

Ball Wooden Tags


Coffee Loving Fall Hop & Giveaway

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Giveaway

Heeyyy, yooouuu guyyyys! Chark here today to join in the wonderful Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. What a great community of caffeinated, creative people this is! a2z Scrapbooking is happy to be a sponsor and offer prizes for the Fall Hop. And I get to join in today with this project.

I used my Boo Stamp and Cut for the little black ghost die cut, and colored him with a dark purple Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen…love the shine of these! The cup is from the digital Caffeine Fix set, and when I saw how the ghosts looked in vellum, they reminded me of steam, so I had to add them!


The sentiments are also from the Boo Stamp and Cut set. It’s pretty popular, so if it’s sold out in the store, all you have to do is hit the aqua Request Custom Order button and ask for it or anything from the Hero Arts catalogs! We can get it for you at no additional cost for requested items.


Our fabulous Design Team is joining in with the hop and you can check out their blogs here. Thanks for stopping by!







Martha Lucia 





And guess what? a2z is offering another prize here on our blog if you enter below. You have 8 chances to put your name in the hat (or is that in the rafflecopter?) for a $25 gift code to the a2z store.

Why shop at a2z Scrapbooking?

  1. You can get your Hero Arts supplies and get a discount as well if you put $25 or over of products in your cart…just use the code FALL10 to get 10% off or you can visit any one of our DT members to get their 15% off code (Shhh! you didn’t hear that from me!)
  2. a2z Scrapbooking is run by volunteers so that the store can support great charities benefiting those with Behchet’s Disease and Celiac Disease. Every purchase you make helps someone with auto-immune disease!
  3. Hero Arts is a Certified Green Business, which means they do an award-winning job of helping the Earth (read more here at Hero Arts).
  4. Lastly, you and I both know you deserve a little treat and you still have a little space somewhere for that cool ombre ink, fun holiday stamp set or those great stencils and dies…amiright? lol…have fun hopping!


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