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    New Tim Holtz Halloween Dies; 2 Mad Scientist Projects

    Filed under Art Projects, Cemetery Kit, Giveaways, Katie Zoey Ho, Magic Potions Kit, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Tim Holtz

    Before Miz Bella introduces TWO mad scientist projects(!!), there’s are 2 announcements:
     
    - FIRST, the Mini Labels Gift Sheet announced in last Thursday’s newsletter is still on offer! FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! AND if you spend $20 or more on an order, I’ll include a couple tiny bottles, too! And did you see the new Potion Bottles Sampler Set?
     
    NEXT, it’s that time of year (and I cannot believe it’s almost September!)… Only 1 week (Oh!) until Laura Carson’s annual Halloween event, and this year is a Haunted Village!! See Laura’s site for a free collage sheet offer starting now!
     


    It’s the end of the month, and Design Team Members Rhonda and Katie have two projects for you, and both have created mad scientist labs!

    First up is Rhonda with The Mad Laboratory. This month’s Alpha Stamps Cemetery and Add-On Kits are just too fun, especially if you like to create dark art at times like me! My father always asks me how I come up with these things in my head, but I don’t know the answer. It’s like this outpouring of ideas that flows out of my imagination and the pieces just all fall into place. I received a mini brain as a funny gift, and from there it all fell into place. I had the perfect doll, missing the top of her head and the brain fit in perfectly as if it were once a part of her making.

    Oooh, how perfectly crepeldah! The doctor is pining away for his lovely creation complete with her exposed brain and glowing red demon eyes. How very clever, check out the table that Rhonda talks about:

    For the doctor’s table, I used the wood drawer from the collage sheet Secret Spell Book Parts Two along with some matchsticks that I colored using Distress Stain. Very simple to make and some wonderful work space for the laboratory.

    I also like how Rhonda cut one of the Mini Black Wrought Iron Fence to use as a grate over her window (see the photo at right).

    The Mad Laboratory Supply List

    Visit Rhonda’s blog for tips on how she installed the Red Demon LED Lights into the doll head and more pictures!

     
    Katie’s Dr. Drake’s Lab Oratory is quite the mad scientist paradise with many hidden secrets just waiting to be discovered! Katie used quite a bit from the Magic Potions Kit and an ATC Book Box to create her laboratory.

    And if you peer through the top of that fabulous (large) hour glass, you can see the edge of the new Steampunk Doilies.

    Katie also used some all-time favorite papers: the Rare Oddities 8×8 Paper Pad and 6×6 Paper Patterns and Solids Pad.

    Dr. Drake’s Lab Oratory Supply List

    Visit Katie’s blog for more details about the dastardly Dr. Drake!


     

     

    Hooray for the Mad Scientist Giveaway!

    I’m going to start with some new things NOT shown in the photo at right:
    - Those black Steampunk Doilies (yum)
    - A Bronze Lucky Cat Charm
    - A set of 1 Inch Wrought Iron Bronze Connector Filigree

    Then moving on to those in the photo at right (left to right starting with the top row):
    - 17mm Bronze Diary Keys (new)
    - Skeleton Slide Mailers Collage Sheet (used in both of today’s mad scientist projects)
    - Set of 3 Tiny Keys on Ring (new)
    - Tiny Magic Books & Potions Labels Collage Sheet
    - The Sun Large Bronze Filigree (new)
    - Secret Spell Book Parts One Collage Sheet
    - Bronze Skate Keys (new)
    - 40x30mm Halloween 3D Skull Cameo (you might not have recognized him in Katie’s artwork, all gussied up in gold and wearing a crown)
    - Cute Bronze Cat Charms (new)

    And one of those cute little Mini Labels Gift Sheets
     

    To enter the Mad Scientist Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, August 31, 2015. AND tell me what you’d make from this collection! AND most creative comment wins a 2nd set of all 3 new keys in the Giveaway!

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Potion Bottles Sampler Giveaway? That would be Ginette P! (And she replied to my question “Tell me which of the tiny labels on those collage sheets you plan on using on your bottles (and/or what other kinds of labels you’d like to see)”: I like the witchy labels best.)

      
    65 Comments » Posted by Leslie, August 30th, 2015

    Potion Bottles Kit, New Miniatures (and artwork by Shanna Shands)

    Filed under Art Projects, Cemetery Kit, Giveaways, Kits, Newsletters, Shanna Shands

    It’s a catch-up newsletter! That’s my favorite kind. I can wander around and see what treasures were overlooked (when trying to keep each newsletter to a single theme).

    So I started with this little park bench (which could certainly be used in a cemetery scene like the fab art below by Shanna Shands).

    Which then led to some other furniture: these adorable table kits (yes, 1:12 dollhouse scale).

    Then, since the style of those tables are Victorian (or just because the details are so ornate) that led me to this miniature picture frame (of Marie Antoinette).

    Then to these beautiful bronze bookmarks — with round and oval matching glass cabochons (perfect for making some Christmas gifts… maybe use an image from the 25×18 French Ovals Collage Sheet, just one of a whole section of collage sheets sized for pendants or ornaments).

    Then an abrupt swing back toward Halloween: this set of 3-1/2″ skeletons! A bit small for those park benches, but they have lots of potential.

    And finally, these pewter witch (or wizard) hat charms.

    Photos of any of those lovelies that did not fit in this introduction are below (after Miz Bella’s introduction of Shanna’s Goblin Zombie Rise).

    Oh, and how could I skip mentioning it: All of your comments from the Potion Bottles Giveaway inspired me to find more sizes of glass bottles with corks and to put together the (New and On Sale!) Potion Bottles Sampler Set!

    And see the Potion Bottles Sampler Giveaway below for one of these new sets, along with SIX collage sheets with tiny labels sized to fit the bottles.


     


    Coming in with one arm at the end of the month is Design Team Member Shanna Shands and her creation that she made with the Cemetery Kit and the Cemetery Add-On Kit.

    Shanna created a Goblin Zombie Rise. where goblin grave robbers turn dead bodies into zombies!!!

    Shanna started off by using the Extra Large Rectangular Kraft Shadowbox as the base for her cemetery and while she tells you step-by-step how she made it, some of the little details worth pointing out are the:
    - Acrylic Black Sitting Cat Cut-Out
    - Acrylic Black Bat Cut-Outs
    - Clump Foliage – Fall Mix
    - Gnarly Tree and Crows

    Also in Shanna’s misfit cemetery are my most favorite little ghouls from the Skeleton Slide Mailers Collage Sheet. How can you not smile when you see them with their little mortar and pestle, sitting with crossed legs or reaching up for a bottle of poison off the shelf? They’re so awfully adorable.

    Peppered with crooked tombstones and tiny little coffins all askew, those goblins sure are very messy workers!

    Goblin Zombie Rise Supply List

    Visit Shanna’s blog for a step-by-step tutorial on how she created the Goblin Zombie Rise!

     

    Hooray for the Potion Bottles Sampler Giveaway!

    Beside one of the new Potion Bottles Sampler Sets, I included SIX collage sheets with labels sized for the bottles:
    - Tiny Magic Books & Potion Labels Collage Sheet
    - Witchy Little Labels & Ephemera Collage Sheet
    - Fairy Dust Collage Sheet
    - Goblin Labels Collage Sheet
    - Little Potions Collage Sheet
    - Secret Spell Book Parts One Collage Sheet

    (See the bottom of the Sampler Set Page for links to the 6 collage sheets — and more info on all 9 bottles in the set.)
     

    AND, a new FREE gift! After the success of the Tiny Alice Gift Sheets announced in last Thursday’s newsletter, I’ve made a similar miniature gift sheet, but this time it’s a mix of labels taken from all 6 of the collage sheets shown at right (some reduced for tiny bottles… some were already pretty tiny) and mixed in a few more new labels. The Mini Labels Gift Sheet is FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! AND if you spend $20 or more on an order, I’ll include a couple tiny bottles, too! If you place an all-digital order, I’ll send you the Mini Labels Gift Sheet as a pdf file.
     

    To enter the Potion Bottles Sampler Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, August 28, 2015)! AND tell me which of the tiny labels on those collage sheets you plan on using on your bottles (and/or what other kinds of labels you’d like to see).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!


    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Zombie Cars Giveaway? That would be Roxanne! (She commented: “Well lately I’ve been into the western type of scenes, so the wheels reminded me of stagecoaches. I would make a scene of several ‘coffin stagecoaches’, all open with their sweet smiling zombies having a great ride heading to their Crypt before the sun rises…bats and creepy trees in the background… already have it all figured out! Hoping to win. :)“)

    PLUS, there was a second prize for most creative comment… which goes to marla b (And she commented: “I’m thinking… a zombie circus wagon! The coffin and wheels (of course) as base and the fence on top to create the cage for a mixed media ghoul. The zombie puppet could pull the wagon with the spoons being the yoke. Fun! A Halloween table top beginning…“)

      
    58 Comments » Posted by Leslie, August 27th, 2015

    2 Halloween Projects by Kristin Batsel (& New Tim Holtz Distress Color)

    Filed under Cemetery Kit, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Halloween, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Tim Holtz

    Before Miz Bella introduces TWO Halloween Projects by Kristin Batsel(!!), there’s are 2 announcements:
     
    - FIRST, the Tiny Alice Gift Sheets announced in last Thursday’s newsletter are still on offer! And did you see all those Alice in Wonderland Miniatures?!
     
    NEXT, it’s that time of year… Only 2 weeks until Laura Carson’s annual Halloween event, and this year is a Haunted Village!! See Laura’s site for a free collage sheet offer starting now!
     


    Zooming in with two projects is Design Team Member Kristin Batsel.

    Kristin’s first project is a set of ADORABLE vintage-styled Zombie Cars that are inspired by an idea purely out of nowhere. Yes, nowhere.

    Do you ever just get a weird idea right out of nowhere? It happened to me for this last project for Alpha Stamps. When I saw these Paper Mache Coffin Boxes and then the rubber Zombie Finger Puppets (also in the Cemetery Kit), for some crazy reason, I immediately thought “soapbox derby cars with dead drivers!” When I told Leslie (fearless leader of Alpha Stamps) my idea, she found me the perfect 1-1/2″ Spoked Wheels for these vehicles.

    That Paper Mache Coffin — I need about a dozen of them but of course the Evil Queen won’t let me order that many to hoard. The coffin with lid measures approx 4″ long x 1-1/2″ tall x 2″ wide and is so cute in its little size. Plus those wheels — gets the ones in my head turning. Perhaps she won’t notice if I only maybe order just three coffins…

    How sweet are those Red Demon Eyes on the Wood Skull Cut-Outs grill? Kristin also created a box to look like a vintage game box that was found in an old attic, way in the back in an old suitcase. Open it up and there are the two roadsters nestled inside complete with a fabulous Churchyard Cemetery scene (inside the box lid) where they’re ready to go racing between the tombstones!

    Race on over to Kristin’s blog to find out how she set up the Red Demon Eyes and how she created the Zombie Cars.

    Zombie Cars Supply List


    Kristin’s second project is an ATC Halloween Countdown project that is SUPER easy and SUPER fun to make!

    The calendar consists 31 ATCs, bound together with a Bind It All, and mounted on a collapsible cardboard frame.

    Kristin’s ATCs are made of playing cards (and she left the backs plain as she likes the pattern). So… what about using the new Alchemy Playing Cards for this project? It’s a full deck of playing cards with artwork by tattoo artists. Beside being a cool deck, the Evil Queen thought the skull on the backs of the cards (which is actually an illustration of a woman holding a rose) would make for a great set of Halloween ATCs (gesso over the fronts and use the cards as ATCs), which is perfect for this project. OR cover the backs with scrapbook paper or gesso and have the cool artwork showing for the backsides; double the artwork!

    Kristin used assorted collage sheet images from Crepe Paper Halloween, Halloween Children, Hello Pumpkin (and lots of Poe) as well as other images from our Halloween Collage Sheets (that are ALL on Sale!).

    Visit Kristin’s blog for more pictures and information on how she put the calendar together (and to see all 31 cards)!

     
    New and On Sale! Ground Espresso Distress Color! While snooping through the new items I found a new release for Distress! I’ll also order this because I think it will have quite a few uses around here. Of this new color Tim Holtz says:

    “Let your creativity brew with the latest addition to the Distress palette; available in Ink Pad, Reinker, Paint, Stain, Spray Stain, and Marker. This rich roasted brown reminiscent of your favorite cup of joe is my absolute favorite. With it’s robust dark tones, the new Ground Espresso will have your inner-artistic barista brewing with creativity.”

    And you can see Tim Holtz introduce the color (and compare it to other shades of tan and brown in the Distress line) in this video.
     

     

    Hooray for the Zombie Cars Giveaway!

    I started with a:
    - Cemetery Kit (and that gives you bunches of items beside the Zombie Finger Puppet — including 3 collage sheets, bats, cats, and a wrought-iron fence)

    Then moved on to these items from Kristin’s Zombie Cars:
    - Paper Mache Coffin Box
    - Spoked Wheel Set – 1-1/2 Inch
    - 1/8 Inch Wooden Dowels (not shown in the photo at right, but the size you’ll need for axles for those wheels)
    - Wood Skull Cut-Outs
    - Red Demon Eyes – LED Lights – Large (perfect for making glowing red headlights from those skulls!)_

    Then finally to a couple new or just put on clearance(!) items:
    - A set of Alchemy Playing Cards (note: not a full deck… about a dozen: more than enough to use as the backs of ATCs in an ATC Pocket Page!)
    - Salvaged Antique Spoon Hooks Just Put On Sale!
    (And note: a bunch of really cool Halloween things just got put on clearance)
     

    To enter the Zombie Cars Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, August 24, 2015. AND tell me what you’d make (other than zombie cars!) from this collection! AND most creative comment wins 2nd set of cards!

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Tiny Alice Dollhouse Giveaway? That would be Kristie Norman! (And she replied to my question “Tell me what you would make with all of these tiny supplies. And/or is 1/4 Scale a size you use or you’d like to see more of?”: Quarter scale miniatures is my world. I build quarter scale houses, and this giveaway is a perfect complement for my miniatures. I would love to see more quarter scale items. Love it!!!) Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

      
    49 Comments » Posted by Leslie, August 22nd, 2015

    Mini China Cabinets (and a Tiny Dollhouse inside)

    Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Lora Mahaffey, Teri Calia

    Before Miz Bella introduces TWO very different projects both using the same China Cabinet kit (and some adorable little Halloween pins), there’s are 2 announcements:
    FIRST, it’s that time of year… Laura Carson is gearing up for her annual Halloween event, and this year is a Haunted Village!!
    NEXT, a new FREE gift! Inspired by Teri Calia’s tiny dollhouse inside a china cabinet — The White Rabbit’s Hutch, I kinda went crazy looking at our large stock of Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets and picked out a few that work well shrunk down to 1/4 size! Tiny Alice Gift Sheets: one of these tiny wonders is FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! AND if you spend $20 or more on an order, I’ll send TWO! (That’s 2 different mini sheets — I’ve made a few!) If you place an all-digital order, I’ll send you a special Alice Gift Sheet as a pdf file.
     


    Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey is here to tell us a little story about Lady Divina’s Cupboard:

    Lady Divina, (also known as Jane Chester) after years of palm reading and crystal ball gazing, has packed up her side show tent and retired to the countryside. She found a lovely cottage with a view and spends lots of happy hours puttering away in the pretty little garden she’s planted there. If you are lucky enough to be asked to tea, Jane may take you on a little tour of her past.

    Against a long wall in her parlor is a large old cupboard where Jane keeps the memorabilia of her past life, including her crystal ball collection and the many bits and pieces that tell the story of a rich, full life.

    Inside the cupboard are all manner of tools for divining the future and reading the past, including a skull for Phrenology reference, palm reading guides, astrology charts, a ‘third eye‘ energy booster, a Ouija board and Tarot cards. Plus a few little knick-knacks and interesting bits that Jane picked up in her travels.

    How cute is the Miniature China Cabinet that Lora used to house Lady Divina’s past? The cabinet is a flat kit, laser cut from heavy chipboard that is almost 1/8″ thick. It is supercalifragilousinexialidociously easy to assemble that requires any type of craft glue with a finished size of approx 5″ wide x 7″ tall. Can’t wait to get mine!

    Lady Divina’s Cupboard Supply List

    And she’s made more artwork! Look at these adorable tiny houses Lora made; some of them are actually jewelry pins, too! They are all one inch wide and the tallest (the house with the tree and love birds) is two and a half inches. Because jewelry gets a lot of hard wear, Lora stuck to papers only for the pins and sealed them with an acrylic finish.

    These are a lot of fun and fairly quick to make. Since they are small, it’s a great way to use scraps and bits of paper and inchie collage sheets.
    Imagine some cute Christmas pins to give as gifts. They would also make adorable ornaments! See the little house with the clock on the top of Lady Divina’s cupboard? You could make loads of these for the holidays with the Small Wood House Shape and a pin back. Talk about easy!

    If you go to Lora’s blog, she will tell you how she assembled and achieved that luscious red color she used for the cupboard (and giving some handy tips as well too)! And you can view more photos in the Gallery.
     

    The White Rabbit’s Hutch: a tiny dollhouse inside a china cabinet!

    Oh my! What ideas this gives me! Teri Calia built a tiny, 1/4″ scale dollhouse INSIDE that same china cabinet (and gave it a white-washed, shabby chic finish so you might not recognize it as the same china cabinet Lora used).

    Teri always takes such care in choosing components for her collages… like the teaspoons as handles on the doors — and that tiny little cup of tea on top the hutch (also shown at left)! And adding little splashes of red to bronze charms, like that bow tie on the rabbit (see top right of the photo below).

    And Teri designed two new collage sheets with teeny, tiny papers and trims for making your own 1/4 scale dollhouse inside the Miniature China Cabinet (with an Alice in Wonderland/White Rabbit theme)!

    Note: 1/4 scale is also called 1:48 scale (“1/4 inch to 1 foot scale”… 4 times as small as the “1 inch to 1 foot scale” items in the 1:12 Dollhouse Section).

    Plus, see below for some new 1/4 scale furniture and props!

    Here’s Teri’s supply list for the The White Rabbit’s Hutch and you can pay Teri a visit at her blog to read more (like Teri’s theory on why the rabbit is always late). You can also view lots more photos in the Gallery.


     

     

    Hooray for the Tiny Alice Dollhouse Giveaway!

    I started with both of the new collage sheets:
    - China Cabinet House Wallpapers
    - China Cabinet House Accessories

    A set of the new Tiny Bronze Teapot Charms

    All FIVE of the new 1/4 scale furniture sets:
    - 1/4 Scale Kitchen Furniture Set
    - 1/4 Scale Living Room Furniture Set
    - 1/4 Scale Dining Room Furniture Set
    - 1/4 Scale Bathroom Set
    - 1/4 Scale Bedroom Furniture Set

    And a few of the other little Alice-themed charms in Teri’s artwork:
    - 3D Bronze Alice in Wonderland Charm
    - Antique Bronze White Rabbit Charm
    - Antique Bronze 3D Rabbit Charm
    - Bronze Stopwatch Clock Charm – Roman Numerals
    - A set of the Tiny Half Round Crowns
     

    To enter the Tiny Alice Dollhouse Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, August 21, 2015)! AND tell me what you would make with all of these tiny supplies. And/or is 1/4 Scale a size you use or you’d like to see more of?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Boutique Exquisite Giveaway? That would be Karen! (And she commented: “This is a fabulous giveaway – especially the dress form and folding screen. Lots of froufrou’s in the collection.“) Please check your email for my request for your mailing address.

      
    97 Comments » Posted by Leslie, August 20th, 2015

    Boutique Exquisite by Laura Carson (and New Miniatures)

    Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Costume History/Fashion, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters

    A couple quick notes before getting to the amazing artwork by Laura Carson (and related new miniatures):
     
    - FIRST, the Mini Eyeballs Gift Sheet announced in last Thursday’s newsletter is still on offer! (It’s a tiny little taste of all the eyeballs on the bigger (New!) Eyeballs Collage Sheet… this tiny version has eyes sized for 10mm and 13mm cabochons). AND if you spend $20 or more on an order, we’ll also include a set of the New 10mm Clear Glass Cabs, as shown in the photo.
     
    NEXT, it’s that time of year… Laura Carson is gearing up for her annual Halloween event, and this year is a Haunted Village!!
     


    The Design Team Member who never sleeps, Laura Carson, is bringing you the most beautilicious Boutique Exquisite (with a Video Tutorial)!

    To quote worker Elf Chris when he saw the Boutique video, “Wow. Just wow wowowowowow.” Wow. Yes indeed!

    Have you ever wanted to own a sweet little shabby chic boutique filled will lovely goodies? Now you can! In my boutique I’ve created all kinds of furniture from a chipboard kit, matchboxes, a plant stand, glass & paper, hat boxes, doll house furniture and a folding screen. I’ve filled the pieces with hats made from bottle caps, perfume bottles, purses, jewelry and other bits and bobs.


    Starting off with the Perfume Counter — how fabulous is that Vintage Cash Register that Laura antiqued?! The counter is 2-5/8″ tall x 5-1/4″ long, with open shelves on one side and unfinished wood before Laura worked her magic on it.

    Sorry, I won’t be going into HOW Laura did anything — there’s too much candy to spank your eyeballs with to cover in this issue to do that! The mirror stand is made from a hand mirror and a piece of filigree (and I’d hazard a few colors of Gilder’s Paste). And another piece of filigree (held up by two new bead caps) makes a perfect little display for tiny perfume bottles.

    Counter Supply List

     

    The Glass Cabinet…is my WOW wowowowow that I can’t get enough of staring at; and as Laura tells you it is also her favorite piece as well.

    I think my favorite piece is the glass cabinet. It’s made using an image from the (New!) Boutique Exquisite Collage Sheet, a piece of chipboard in the back, Glass Slides and Box Feet that serve as brackets.

    You won’t believe how simple it is to make and what a wow factor it gives your shop. I put many of the prettiest things on the glass shelves; the White Mantle Clock, Mini Ivory Jardiniere and the Antique Queen Mask.

    Glass Cabintet Supply List (Note: that list also includes the ottoman and the wonderful items on the ottoman, shown below, next to the folding screen photo.)

     
    The amazing and beautiful Folding Screen (see photo below) is so easy to put together! You’ll be thinking up ideas for more uses just so you can make more of them after you’ve created your first one. Even if you don’t make screens, how pretty are the base of the screens that are actually Lace Laser-Cut Chipboard Tags?

    More goodies in the folding screen photo (and related hats & hat boxes, etc) are the adorable Bronze Clothes Hangers, Mini Brass Coat Hooks, and the Junque Gypsy 6×6 Paper Pad (back in stock)!

    Folding Screen Supply List

     
    Also worth noting are the stunning labels on the assorted perfume bottles (and tiny hand mirrors and compacts) used throughout the boutique, that Laura created from the (New!) Mini Perfume Labels Collage Sheet (another of the many collage sheets Laura created and used in the project).

     
    Visit Laura at Artfully Musing to view the video tutorial and see more photos to find out how she made everything.
     

     

     
    Hooray for the Boutique Exquisite Giveaway!

    Wow! There were so many options I didn’t know where to start (and there are even more items in the Giveaway than those in the image)!

    I started with ALL 6 of Laura’s new Collage Sheets:
    - Boutique Exquisite
    - Dress Forms
    - Fabulous Hats & More
    - Mini Perfume Labels
    - Narrow Matchbox Drawer Fronts
    - Matchbox Drawer Fronts

    Then moved on to these pretty little embellishments:
    - A set of 8mm Faceted Clear Glass Cube Beads
    - A Pink Resin Perfume Bottle
    - A foot of Miniature Acrylic Crystal Garland
    - A Bronze Umbrella Charm
    - Antique Bazaar Scrapbook Paper – Limited
    - Antique Bazaar Scrapbook Paper – Collectors
    - A set of 15mm Antique Bronze Filigree Bead Caps

    To enter the Boutique Exquisite Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, August 17, 2015. AND tell me which part of Laura’s project (or tutorial) do you find most inspiring (that you’d like to try or maybe create your own variation of).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Eyeballs & Cabochons Giveaway? That would be Ritva! (And she replied to my question “Tell me what you would make with all of those eyeballs?!”: Poison bottle labels – an eye in the middle, exciting!) Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

      
    74 Comments » Posted by Leslie, August 16th, 2015

    Eyeballs & Cabochons! Plus Artwork by Nichola Battilana!

    Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Magic Potions Kit, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana

    Before Miz Bella introduces TWO very different projects by the unceasingly creative Nichola Battilana, there’s are 2 announcements:
    FIRST, it’s that time of year… Laura Carson is gearing up for her annual Halloween event, and this year is a Haunted Village!!
    NEXT, a new FREE gift! Inspired by the NEW Eyeballs Collage Sheet (by Teri Calia): a Mini Eyeballs Gift Sheet (it’s a tiny little taste of all the eyeballs on the bigger sheet… this tiny version has eyes sized for 10mm and 13mm cabochons). AND if you spend $20 or more on an order, we’ll also include a set of the New 10mm Clear Glass Cabs, as shown in the photo. This mini collage sheet is also FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! If you place an all-digital order, I’ll send you the Gift Sheet as a pdf file. See the Giveaway below for another photo.
     


    Design Team Member Nichola Battilana is up with two of my favorite things, poison bottles and ornate boxes (tins)!

    Nichola took the Small Hinged Tin from the Magic Potions Kit and worked some of her own magic on it to make it look like an ornate, jeweled poison box. Pretty fancy schmancy don’t you think?

    Gorgeous Filigree and assorted Charms are glued together for the top of the box. Nichola walks you through the super easy way she achived the silver-tone effect of the top of the box and hey, how about that eye right smack in the middle of it as well? I really do love it — it’s the 12mm Glass Cat Eye. Is it drawing you towards it, or warning you to stay away?!

    Inside of the tin are all of the little bottles from the Magic Potions Kit, and a sweet Halloween Poison Cameo. Here is the supply list for Nichola’s Poison Tin, and if you head over to Pixie Hill, Nichola will tell you how to get all those tiny bottles into the tin without them falling all over the place!

    A bonus project from Nichola! This adorable Tall Garden Cottage made with the (New!) 3 Story House Shrine Kit. In typical Nichola fashion it is ready for any fairy family to move into complete with Chipboard Cottage Windows (how CUTE are those?!) and Butterflies. Looks like the Gnomes are ready to get busy planting for Fall with their new Gardening Tools!

    Supply list for the Tall Garden Cottage is here and you can mosey on over to pay Nichola a visit at her blog.


     

     

    Hooray for the Eyeballs & Cabochons Giveaway!

    That name pretty much says it all. I started with the new Eyeballs Collage Sheet… which led to all the sizes of cabs that those eyes are sized for:
    - 10mm Round Glass Cabochons
    - 14mm Glass Cabochons
    - 20mm Round Glass Cabochons
    - 25mm Round Glass Cabochons

    And since there’s a 25mm cab, I thought you’d like a matching 25mm Round Antique Bronze Setting.

    And since Nichola used one of the 12mm Glass Cat Eyes in a Round Antique Bronze Filigree Setting (on the front of her tin), I included those, too!
     

    To enter the Eyeballs & Cabochons Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, August 14, 2015)! AND tell me what you would make with all of those eyeballs?! OR what kinds of metal goodies would you mix together to try out Nichola’s aging technique?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Retro Christmas Kit Giveaway? That would be Gail S! (And she commented: “I have never participated in a Pocket Letter Swap. Not sure what one is – I need to check this out!“) Please check your email for my request for your mailing address.

      
    78 Comments » Posted by Leslie, August 13th, 2015

    Juliet Papers, ATC Pocket Page Kit & New Christmas Artwork

    Filed under Bella Ayers, Christmas, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Kits, Newsletters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

    A few quick notes before getting to the beautiful papers, Christmas artwork (and a couple new Tim Holtz stamp sets!):
     
    - The Pick Your Poison Gift Sheet announced in last Thursday’s newsletter is still on offer! This mini collage sheet is FREE for all orders, regardless of order size!
     
    And, don’t forget all of those (New and On Sale!) fun & creepy Tim Holtz Halloween items also announced last Thursday.
     

    NEW Retro Christmas ATC Pocket Page Kit


    Pretty! This kit was pulled from a few (quite a few!) of the items Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) chose for her Christmas ATC Pocket Page artwork! (See a photo below.)

    (Psst! Check out the What On Earth Is A Pocket Letter? blog post by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas for a quick intro… and an adorable Brownie’s Christmas Pocket Page.)

    This kit contains lots of little papers, ribbons and bits of ephemera perfect for ATC-sized Christmas art (with a heavenly muted palette); here’s a short summary:
    - Juliet Full House Scrapbook Paper (New! 12″ x 12″ double-sided cardstock sheet… and laid out in a grid of rounded-corner cards perfect for a pocket page!)
    - Juliet 6×6 Paper Pad (New! 1/3 pad, so you’ll get one each of all 12 designs in the pad; see a close-up below)
    - Christmas Tags Collage Sheet (with those cute retro images that Bella used in her artwork)
    - Winter Fun ATCs Collage Sheet (one of many collage sheets sized for ATCs)
    - ATC Pocket Pages (1 Sheet with 9 pockets) with 10 Blank Playing Cards (so you’ll have an extra)
    - 1 yard each of 4 soft, rayon seam bindings: Metal Green, Red, Dark Tan and Soapstone Beige (colors chosen by Leslie to coordinate with the Juliet papers)
    - 22mm Smiling Snowman Cabochon
    - Bronze Deer Charm
    - Bronze Christmas Stocking Charm (New!)
    - Giant Snowflake

    A Giveaway for one of these kits is far below! Plus there’s another Christmas-themed Pocket Page by Rhonda Secrist Thomas shown below at right, too!

    More info is on the Retro Christmas ATC Pocket Page Kit page.
     

     

     
    Hooray for the Retro Christmas Kit Giveaway!

    This one is easy to explain but filled with lots of yummy items. I started with a Retro Christmas ATC Pocket Page Kit, then added one of the (back in stock) Mini Red Pip Berry Garlands and a set of (just put on clearance!) 1 Inch Resin Santa & Snowman Ornaments!

    To enter the Retro Christmas Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, August 10, 2015. AND tell me an answer to one of these questions: Have you already started Christmas presents? (And if you have: Do tell!) Have you participated in a Pocket Letter swap?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Salvaged Love Bride Giveaway? That would be Melody Holland! (And she commented: “Love this! I think I would have to go with a haunted shadow box, and then some tags and cards, I can see it now! yay fun!“) Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

      
    70 Comments » Posted by Leslie, August 9th, 2015

    Tim Holtz Halloween! Plus 2 Halloween Stencil Projects!

    Filed under Art Projects, Edgar Allan Poe, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Katie Zoey Ho, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Tim Holtz

    Before we get to TWO very different but equally lovely (haunting? haunted?) Halloween stencil projects by Rhonda and Katie, there’s a new FREE gift! Inspired by the NEW TIM HOLTZ HALLOWEEN GOODIES (whew! been waiting for these): Pick Your Poison Gift Sheet (it’s a half-page sheet, so there are lots of little images… and most of the poison labels have taken a detour into odd vintage rat poisons). This mini collage sheet is FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! If you place an all-digital order, I’ll send you the Gift Sheet as a pdf file. See the Giveaway below for a larger photo.
     


    What month is it now…August? It’s so hot I feel like Dali’s infamous melted timepiece and can’t keep track of time. However! I do know that it is time for that delightful wordsmith from Singapore, Design Team Member Katie Zoey Ho and her Salvaged Love Bride.

    The glaze of her eyes filled with hope and desires. Her heart, felt burdened and heavy; as if it weighed a few tonnes worth of Silver. Though she felt warm at heart as she waited for the love she had for her Man was so generous, her heart was tearing. Drop by drop, she salvaged.

    She lamented in despair on each drop of love she salvaged. She felt pain; a pain so immensely deep that she could feel pricks of sharps piercing through her heart. Her Man never returns. Oh! How long more I would have to wait? For my love has left no more to salvage yet I yearn and desire for your everlasting love. She withered as nights went past. And goodbye… my love.

    I do adore the image from the (New!) Bride of Frankenstein Stencil in the background; perhaps she’s angry for the poor, withered, skeletal bride? Katie used some of the Molding Paste with the Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil for texture and a subtle lacy pattern behind (over?) the image (and silver filigree as her earring and the bauble in her hair).

    The Flaming Hearts Ex Votos II by Relics & Artifacts really is the centerpiece (of the inside of the shadowbox) and is quite stunning, painted with White Gesso, enhanced with White and Silver Gilders Paste. I love the little tiny suitcases and the Pride & Prejudice book.

    Before you hit the melancholy fainting couch have a peek at Katie’s supply list. Visit Katie’s blog for further details about the project and the scene.

    And using more of the new Halloween stencils (and in a variety of projects… more than the Grungeboard banner and paper bag luminaries shown below) is Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas! The images look great in black and white (and nice to see that bat reversed on either end of the mantle… another nice thing about using a stencil rather than a rubber stamp).

    Here’s a link to Rhonda’s supply list; and visit her blog for more info and inspiration.


     

     

    Hooray for the Salvaged Love Bride Giveaway!

    Wow. This one is an odd group, but after seeing Katie’s artwork, I think all of these things should live together happily ever after. Note: everything in the Giveaway (save that bottom row showing a close-up of some of the images in the Pick Your Poison Gift Sheet) are all from Katie’s Salvaged Love Bride Supply List.

    Starting from the large photo in the top left (and working clockwise):
    - Relic & Artifacts Casts – Flaming Hearts Ex Votos II (Beautiful pieces to leave white or paint (they take color really well… they’re similar to cast plaster; they are a plastic or resin version as they are not as fragile as plaster). They have wire loops embedded so they’re ready to hang.)
    - Set of Miniature Books (A set of 8; and the Little Library Collage Sheet is sized to fit these books.)
    - Plastic Skeleton
    - Little Library Collage Sheet
    - 6×6 Stencil – Bride of Frankenstein (6″ x 6″ flexible plastic stencil (or template for tracing).)
    - Mixed Silver Filigrees (Lightweight, silver-plated aluminum. A mixed set of 10 pieces.)
    - AND one of the new Pick Your Poison Gift Sheets (see the bottom row of the photo at right for a close-up of some of the images)!
     

    Oops.. and one more thing: I’m including one of the Harmony 6×6 Paper Pads, that I just put on 50% Clearance! I put 5 paper pads on clearance so grab ‘em fast; click here to see all 5.
     

    To enter the Salvaged Love Bride Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, August 7, 2015)! AND tell me what you would make with all of these Giveaway items? (Or what do you find most inspiring from any of the stencil art today?)

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Cemetery Giveaway? That would be Emily N! (And she commented: “Love the cemetery fence and the trees! Another great giveaway!“) Please check your email for my request for your mailing address.

      
    60 Comments » Posted by Leslie, August 6th, 2015

    TWO New Halloween Kits and bunches of Spooky Extras!

    Filed under Art Projects, Cemetery Kit, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Halloween, Newsletters

    A few quick notes before getting to the spooktacular artwork and creepy new goodies:
     
    - The Alchemy Gift Sheet announced in last Thursday’s newsletter is still on offer! This mini collage sheet is FREE for all orders, regardless of order size!
     
    AND, don’t forget there’s still time (but not much!) to enter the Chipboard Sugar Skulls Swap! Sign up by Monday, August 3rd.
     


    NEW Cemetery Kit
     

    This month’s kit is The Cemetery! It’s feeling more and more like Halloween (our favorite season). There are supplies here to get you started on a spooky scene, from cemetery silhouettes, miniature coffins, a gothic fence, black cat and bats, and a silly (glow-in-the-dark) zombie finger puppet!

    And, as the Design Team often receives a wider group of products to play with around the monthly themes, I’ve gathered together everything they received (beyond what’s in the regular August kit) and I’ve put together a Cemetery Add-On Kit. So if you want more collage sheets (coffins and tombstones), paper mache boxes, spider webs, and another fence — all with one click — here’s your chance.

    Back to this kit, let’s start with the Cemetery Tombstone Silhouettes Collage Sheet. The sheet includes 3 spooky scenes that would fit an ATC (and one bigger image that has tree stumps around a bare tree — and some raven, cat, owl and bat silhouettes that could sit on those stumps or sit in the tree branches).

    I had an idea for tombstones (about 2″ tall) that could stand up in a shadowbox scene, which led to finding the Narrow Blank Matchboxes (6 in a reuseable kraft box are included in the kit), AND which led to the idea of making double-use of that matchbox (to back the tombstones as a stand and to hide wires in… if you go the extra step and use the new Tiny size of Red LED Demon Eyes to make scary red eyes for the creatures on the tombstones).

    Check out Teri Calia's Snapguide for a step-by-step tutorial on how to wire a tiny tombstone with LEDs.

    Next up in this kit: a Mini Chipboard Gothic Fence. Almost 3″ wide x 1-3/4″ tall. Perfect size for an ATC or use it with the box that the Narrow Blank Matchboxes come shipped in.

    More info is on the Cemetery Kit page.

    Oooh! And artwork using a mix of both of today’s kits is below! I love both projects and how each artist created something different with the same materials.

    You can read more about Teri’s Creepy Goblin Cemetery project on her blog post. And/or see the goodies Teri used in her supply list.

    And you can read more about Shannon’s projects (yes, two!) on her blog post (and see what party is going on inside that house)! And/or see her Boneyard Bash supply list.

    But don’t forget to come back and enter the Giveaway, below, as it includes supplies from BOTH of today’s new kits!
     

     


     New Goodies (not included in either kit) - ALL On Sale!  View All (Yes, there's more!)

     Leafy Green Underbrush

    Clump Foliage - Fall Mix*
    Clump Foliage - Fall Mix*

    Red Demon Eyes - LED Lights - Tiny
    Red Demon Eyes - LED Lights - Tiny

    40x30mm Halloween Bat Cameo*
    40x30mm Halloween Bat Cameo*

     

    Hooray for the Cemetery Giveaway!

    I started with parts of BOTH of today’s kits: Cemetery Kit and the Cemetery Add-On Kit.

    Then I added a mix of old and new goodies that caught my eye:
    - Haunted Hollow Wrought Iron Fence Scrapbook Paper
    - Tiny Oak Leaf Garland
    - Leafy Green Underbrush
    - 40x30mm Halloween Owl Cameo
    - 40x30mm Bronze Oval Setting – Scallop Edge, AND
    - omg i hate customs sometimes! A new Bronze Dragon Pendant, which would have been perfect if it had arrived just one day earlier to be in Thursday’s newsletter with all of that alchemy stuff!

    To enter the Cemetery Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, August 3, 2015. AND tell me either (or both): what parts of Shannon’s and/or Teri’s artwork from today’s newsletter you like best and why.

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Alchemy Giveaway? That would be Francine Perri! (And she commented: “I love everything. I would use them in my collages.“) Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

    And we had a special 2nd prize last Thursday: for most creative project idea using the parts in the Giveaway. And the winner is Kim! (And she commented: “I am drawn to the dragons. Dragons and coffin = viking coffin. I would put the coffin in a a forest setting.Lots of twigs small stones and greenery and crows standing watch. The coffin would be decorated to look like wood, and adorned with a dragon, sunburst, a shield and sword. To honor a great viking.“) The prize is both of Laura’s new Alchemy Collage Sheets. Please check your email, too.

      
    91 Comments » Posted by Leslie, August 2nd, 2015

    Two Alchemy Themed Altered Books by Laura Carson!

    Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Magic Potions Kit, Newsletters

    Before Miz Bella tells you about Laura’s TWO alchemy-themed projects today, there’s a new FREE gift! To give you even more images for an alchemy project (and in miniature scale): An Alchemy Gift Sheet (it’s a half-page sheet, so there are lots of little images). This mini collage sheet is FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! If you place an all-digital order, I’ll send you the Gift Sheet as a pdf file. See the Giveaway below for a larger photo.
     
    AND, don’t forget there’s still time to enter the Chipboard Sugar Skulls Swap! Sign up by Monday, August 3rd.
     


    Today kicks off my favorite part of the year here at Alpha Stamps, when Laura Carson starts releasing Halloween-themed projects! Today Laura brings you Two Alchemy Themed Altered Books with Video Tutorials AND New Collage Sheets! Don’t know when the woman ever sleeps but I’m glad that she doesn’t because we love Laura’s creations! I also love Alchemy so this is a perfect start to my most favorite season of the year.

    Both of Laura’s projects feature altering books where she has used egg shells (!) to create a texture on the cover of the books.The first altered book, Altered Dragon Book, features a dragon’s-eye cover surrounded by its scales. Two holes cut into the pages on the side of the book, accommodate small tins filled with tiny bottles containing substances the alchemist would use in their quest to transmute elements into gold (and I love the use of the Antique Bronze Talon Pendants (Back in Stock) holding skulls as handles on the drawers). Faux suede cord wrapped around the book keeps the dragon contained and the tins in place.

    You agree that the first book is quite a feat, yes? Wait until you see the second book. It’s truly an amazing work of art! The second altered book is an Alchemist’s Workshop (see the wide photo below). The texture on the cover is created by applying Creative Paperclay stamped with an Alchemy Symbols Rubber Stamp (New and On Sale!) and once again, egg shells. Accenting the cover are collaged celestial embellishments. Standing guard above is a chipboard dragon (also New and On Sale!) coated with egg shells, and the images you see are mostly from the new Alchemy and Alchemists Workshop Collage Sheets that Laura created to coordinate with the two projects.

    When you look at the other side of the book, you’re going to be blown away once again by the minute detail that Laura pays to detail. The aromatherapist in me is just freaking out over the little distillation unit that Laura created. (And I’m needing to get my hands on everything she used to create my own mini version!)

    By folding and cutting the pages in the book, you can create architecture. Inside the book is distilling equipment made from bottles, a working hourglass (made from 2 little bottles) and all kinds of bottles, bowls, candles, a scale and weights (new!) and other items that would outfit and alchemist’s workshop.

    Stunning work as always from Laura Carson! Here is the supply list for the Altered Dragon Book and another for the Alchemist’s Workshop. Head over to Artfully Musing to find TWO video tutorials for directions on how Laura created her fabulous books and she has a couple of freebie downloads for you as well!


     

     

    Hooray for the Alchemy Giveaway!

    This week has a mix of items in the Giveaway: some back in stock items and a few of the fab alchemy things from Laura’s Alchemist’s Workshop:
    - Paper Mache Coffin Set (Ok.. so I may not be giving you a book to alter but how about a set of coffins?)
    - Large Ceramic Raven Bead (Also back in stock!)
    - Fancy Brass Sun or Starburst (New!)
    - Dragons Die-Cut Chipboard Set (New!)
    - Laura’s Alchemy Collage Sheet (New!)
    - One of the Mini Resin Honey Jars (New!)
    - 1 Inch Brass Star No Loop
    - A set of Tiny Round Bottles (Laura used 2 to make her working hourglass)
    - AND one of the new Alchemy Gift Sheets (see the bottom row of the photo at right for a close-up of some of the images)!
     

    To enter the Alchemy Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, July 31, 2015)! AND tell me if you can think up a project using all of these Giveaway items, what would that project be and what other supplies would you add? Special second prize (both of Laura’s new Alchemy Collage Sheets) for most creative project idea!

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Witch’s Cottage Fireplace Giveaway? That would be sheilaAR! (And she commented: “Incredible job, Shannon! I’ve been collecting some elements for a witch room but haven’t gotten there yet…you’ve inspired me! Could look at the contents of the cottage all day and still not see everything in it. Love!!!“) Please check your email for my request for your mailing address.

      
    66 Comments » Posted by Leslie, July 30th, 2015