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Sunday, February 6, 2011

last post


This blog will be taken down within the next week or two. If you would like to see the posts or projects that have been shown on here, please come over to my personal blog where I will be adding them, as well as showing you my new work and continuing to blog personally.  

My personal blog is in no way affiliated with any stores/sellers etc so please do not head over there with the expectation of links to where you can buy products etc as you have found here on this blog.

I hope to see many of you there as you've been so supportive and it's been a wonderful journey with you all.

From the a2z blog, for the last time, 


Linda x

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Urgent News

Hello friends,

I have some urgent news to tell you and I'm sorry to have to do it via this blog.

The owner of a2z Scrapbooking Supplies has decided to close the store immediately.  
I am unaware whether the store will ever be reopened.

Of course, this means that this blog will no longer be live. If the store is ever reopened and the owner/s decide to utilise this blog again, it will be run by someone other than me.

On a personal note I'd like to thank you all so much for your support and lovely comments over the past few months.

I'd also like to assure you that had there been any notice given about the store being closed, I would have given it to you, however I was unaware of this decision being made until today. 

If you would like to follow my personal blog, I would love it dearly as you have all become friends to me. I will continue to show you tips, techniques etc as I have loved every minute of doing it here.

I'm so very sorry to have to say goodbye, but hope to see you on my blog again, and that this is perhaps a "See you soon" instead.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Guest Blogger Yenni!


Today I'm SUPER excited to show you the work of another one of our gorgeous customers, Yenni!!

She has a fabulous blog  which I've personally been stalking  *cough* visiting frequently for quite a while now. *wink*

She always has such lovely creations and is just an all around lovely lady so we asked her if she would make something especially for the blog and thankfully she said Yes!

Here's some info about Yenni, written by the lady herself!
Hi my name is Yenni Natalia aka scrapcollector. My name will be pretty strange for you but it is very common in my hometown in Indonesia.
Currently I stay in Singapore with my husband and a cutie Westi named Garlic.   I started as a "fake" scrapbooker about 5 years ago. Why I called it fake? Because I hadn't even heard of the scrapbooker and didn't use the proper products (Such as those called acid free). I have just use all those 'every day' products- office (copy) paper, newspaper, kids paint/colour pencils,etc.
I was introduced to the real "scrapbook" world about 3 years ago. As a hobby, it goes on and off due to my busy schedule but that is where I start my adventure which has ended up with me as a card maker and I am hooked!!! I have been making cards from early 2010.  My card making style features more of colouring images than die cuts, however this year I would love to venture into a new style--shabby chic..I hope I will be success on it :)
And here is the GORGEOUS *sing song voice* shadow box frame she made;

I mean W.O.W right?!

OK so let's get right to how she put it together, Yenni was kind enough to take photos EVERY step of the way--told you she was fabulous!

Supplies needed. (a full list will be at the bottom of the post as always)
This is a frame from the $1 shop and the GORGEOUS Bo Bunny Crush Paper Pad 6"X6"

Remove the cardboard from inside the frame and paste your chosen Bo Bunny patterned paper. Trim off the extra using a craft knife.
Tips :Use light colour background if you wish to put more embellishment in the end of the projects.

Cut white cardstock to size (mine was 11 cm x 11.5 cm or 4 5/8" x 4 1/2")  Punch the longer edge of cardstock (width 11.5cm) using the Martha Stewart edger punch.  Cut a piece of pattern paper of your choice from the paper pack with size : 11.5cm x 10 cm (This is the brown paper you see). Affix the pattern paper on top of the cardstock as shown on the photo.

Take 3 frames from the maya road chipboard Love Notes series lay them out to check they fit properly as you can see here. 

Cover all the frames with pattern papers of your choice and trim it use craft knife follow the shape of the chipboards (shown below)

Once done distress the edges-use Frayed Burlap Distress Inks.

Time to fill each of the Maya Road frames :)
Glue the first small frame on the bottom right of the small pattern paper. "Fill" the frame with pink seam binding. Once done apply glue on top of the seam binding and sprinkle glitter on top of it.
Stamp a Tea Cup image onto pattern paper and colour it with copic markers to your taste. Cut out the image and affix it to the first frame. Do doodling and glitter to bring out the colour from the tea cup.
Cut about 4 cm (1 1/2")of pearl ribbon to create "steam" above the tea cup.
Stamp the sentiment "You're my cup of tea" on to scrap paper and cut as shown and distress the edges. Paste the cut sentiment next to the cup image.

 Paste the other smaller frame on the top right of the (brown) patterned paper and fill the frame with buttons. Stamp "Be Mine" sentiment from Hero Arts "So Sweet" Clear Stamp set on to scrap paper using versafine ink-sepia. Punch the sentiment using a 3/4" dimension Circle punch from EK Success. 
Distress the edges with distress ink.
Adhere the circle on to the buttons. (Glossy Accents would be perfect for this)

Trim a photo to fit the largest frame and adhere together.  Paste the frame on the top left of the brown patterned paper.
Decorate the frames with glitters and flowers. Here I used pink roses to match the theme.

Apply white acrylic paint to the small chandellier stamp. Stamp it on to the transparency and quickly pour glitter on top of it.
Once it is dry cut out the image and leave it aside.
Tip: using acrylic paint on the stamp will give a weathered look.

Create a ruffle of seam binding on the bottom part from the frame like shown on the photo.
Affix heart shape felt on top of the ruffle seam binding.

The final step is to adhere the paint-stamped Chandelier to the outside of the frame.
This is the final product;

Supplies :
Frame (from dollar shop) there are several frames to choose from in our store HERE
Bo Bunny 6x6 paper pack Crazy Love collection. (We have Bo Bunny Crush 6x6 pad in store now)
Maya Road frames Love notes (a perfect substitute would be the Making Memories Pitter Patter Sophie Velvet Frames
Hero arts CL276 So Sweet **
Hero arts H 5327 Small chandelier **
dyed seam binding
maya road heart trinket **
Heart shape pearls (the Hero Arts Hearts Accent Pearls would be PERFECT!)
white acrylic paint.
Ranger Stickles- star dust
copic markers to colour the tea cup.

(products marked with ** will be in store within 1-2 days. Links will be provided when they arrive :))
 I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to Yenni for making this for the blog and especially--for making it SO QUICKLY!! You're the best Yenni :)

OK, I can't type anymore, I have to head to the shop to buy what I need to recreate this :) *teehee*

Have a great day friends!

Take care

Linda x

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Presales!!

Hello dears!

Just wanted to pop in to show you these truly GORGEOUS Cricut Cartridges that are now on presale for only $17.99!!! (what an unbelievable price!)

Spring Holiday Cards Mini Cartridge   
this one has some SUPER cute images. Can't wait for it to arrive.

And how about this one?
Mother's Day Bouquet
So sweet!! Imagine the paper bouquet you could make mom with these beauties! They'd also make amazingly pretty diecuts for cards, layouts and just about every other project you want to make!

Finally, this sweet baby:

April Showers Mini Shape
Oh. My. Goodness!!! I can't WAIT to get this and I can forsee myself using this one a LOT. That little banner, the umbrella and cute graphic style tree?! THE SQUIRREL?!?! *squeal*

To order your cartridges now, click HERE.

Don't forget these are PRESALES and will be shipped to you when they arrive in store, which are scheduled to arrive in mid-late January.  (That's not too far away really is it?!)

Ok, have to go order mine :)

talk to you soon lovelies!

Linda xx

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

From all of us at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies (both store and blog!) have a VERY
May your holidays be safe and full of festivities, may the year to come fulfill all your hopes, aspirations and plans--and may all your resolutions ones that you can stick to *wink*

I've decided not to do a resolution this year, I'm doing an "Intention". I like the connotation of that word better :) It will make me more likely to follow through too as I'm stubborn lol.

We have LOTS of exciting things planned for you all this coming year, so buckle up and get ready!

Soon to come will be how-to tutorial style updates, Valentine's Galore (YES! Valentine's Day is SUPER close!!), Easter and guest bloggers!!  We can't wait to share it all with you!

As always, if you  have a specific technique or product you'd like to know more about, please email me on OR leave a comment below!!

Speak to you soon and once again, Happy 2011!!!

Linda xx