Thursday, September 13, 2018

A2Z In the Study

A2Z has a Clean and Simple challenge for September and I thought I'd use the lovely chair in "In the Study" clear stamp set might work out well.  The sentiment on the books worked out well here too.  Nothing goes better with a stuffed chair than a good book or two.  I drew a line under both stamped images to ground them and tie them together.

This is my inspiration card at A2Z Scrapbooking.


Remember your 15% discount - discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. check out this post at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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Please join us in this month’s "Clean and Simple" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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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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 Arlene15 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.



  • Hero Arts "In the Study" at A2Z Scrapbooking.  You can custom order if set is not in the store
  • White card stock
  • Zig markers
I entered the following challenge at:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes or Tags

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Time for the Duel at A2Z

Yes, We are still having fun with dueling at A2Z Scrapbooking..  Char is my dueling cousin.and I can't wait to see what she created with 7th Heaven digital kit.  I usually print out several different sizes of images I might want to play with  Sometimes the images sit on my desk for a day, week, or month.  I created the first card with "cloud nine" and I liked the template so well that the second card made itself. 



When I saw this background paper, I knew what I wanted to use it for.  I already had the kit images printed out.



I cut the image slightly larger than the first one and used the same off-the-edge style as my first card.


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 Image may contain: flower and text
 Please join us in this month’s "Clean & Simple" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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 Arlene15 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.
Please join us in this month’s "Anything Goes" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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



  • Hero Arts digital kit 7th Heaven at A2Z
  • Hero Arts digital kit Birthday Bash (sentiment) at A2Z
  • Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles
  • QuicKutz Nesting Circle Dies
  • The Paper Studio "Pastel Marble" paper
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Midnight Blue
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

CCC August Reveal

I know Altenew is known for it's flowers, but I fell in love with this lighthouse scene.  I like flowers, but I'm a sucker for lighthouses and scenes even though I don't do them all that often.  This wonderful set made it easy for me.  One of the challenges with Card Chain Challenge was to use a lighthouse.  The sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs went perfectly with a seaside scene.

I surprised myself by using a lavender for the sky, but I find I like it.



Supplies:
Altenew stamp set (looks like it's not in stock)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Ahoy stamp set
Copic markers:  see - B21& BG23, Sand on island - E11,  sky - BV0000 & BV000
trees & grassy area - GG24 & G24 & colorless blender & lighthouse - T0
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Retirement for our Mailman 20 year Career

Our mailman is retiring with 20 years of service and I know he's delivered mail to my house (both of them) for at least 15 years.  He's a great guy and always friendly to everyone he meets.

He was telling me the other day that he's seen children grow up and move back to the area.  It looks like he's really going to miss seeing all the people he's seen for years.  I know we'll miss him too.

Here's the card I made for him.  I had the neighborhood sign the card and we' gave him a gift card for all his years of service to our community.  On his last day, he called in through the window to say thank you for the card I gave him the day before and he said it was a sad day for him that morning.when he got to work.   He said it was hard knowing this was his last day, but he was sure it would get better.  He had tears in his eyes. 



I had gone to the post office to mail a card and you won't believe how much card making impinged upon my visit.  I was in  the Federal post office and all of a sudden, the Elizabeth Craft Designs Fourth of July dies flashed before my eyes and I KNEW I would use them for this card.  The mail box is from my Silhouette.

Monday, September 3, 2018

CAS at A2Z

A2Z has a Clean and Simple challenge for September and I chose to work with the Vintage Travel digital kit only available at A2Z Scrapbooking.  All of the images are from this same kit.

Since it's a CAS challenge, I made these very CAS.  The sentiments are my own handiwork.

Time rushes by Like a Train on its Track


Up, up, up and away

  

Vintage is just a Concept


Up in the Air


Remember your 15% discount - check out this post at A2Z Scrapbooking.

You will have so many images to use and if you love vintage, you'll love these.  
Add a couple lines or color and you've got a card. 

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don't miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Please join us in this month’s "Clean and Simple" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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

Image may contain: flower and text


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 Arlene15 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.



  • Hero Arts digital kit Vintage Travel only at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Distress inks, one on each card - candied apple, dusty concord and fired brick
  • white cardstock




Sunday, September 2, 2018

Kinda Cute Treasure

The sponsor for September is Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez
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Be sure to visit Die Cut Divas to join the challenge.Your prize will be three (3) digital images from the store..

Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez sells digital images and stamps.

The theme is to use the color "YELLOW" in your project.

The treasure in this chest is yellow gold.  I thought this chest was so cool and decided it had to hold gold as well as a skeletal hand.  I  doodled circles and half circles to create the coins inside the chest and added some squiggles to the book to create handwriting.  A key to go with the book to lead someone to a treasure chest is what I had in mind.  I posted here.


Kinda Cute Monkey Magicician (I used the chest and book)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Craft Designs Steampunk Charms (key)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Ropes 1
Little B Handwritten (celebrate)
Puzzle panel is from an old card
Copic markers C2, C6, E33, E37, Y08, YR16, YR27 on chest & E30 & V91 on books
Mitzibishi Uniball SIgno Broad white pen
Vagabond die cut machine

Saturday, September 1, 2018

A2Z "Clean and Simple" with Tiger Lily

I made it easy on myself when I ordered this Hero Arts Clear stamp set (Color Layering Tiger Lily) and ordered the inks cube set, Desert Sun) to use as a first choice of inking up the set.  This ink cube set was a suggested ink combination in the Hero Arts Summer Catalog and I thought the set looked perfect.  I used three colors, Dandelion, Tangerine and Caramel, one for each of the flower stamps, going lightest to darkest.




Image may contain: flower and text
Please join us in this month’s "Clean and Simple" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from 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 Arlene15 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.