• Posts by Category

  • Past Blog Posts:



    Follow Alpha Stamps on Pinterest


    Follow Alpha Stamps on Facebook

    twitter
    rss feedinstagram
     




















    A Deconstructed Garden by Nichola Battilana (+ Garden Theme SALE!)

    Filed under Back in Stock, Butterfly Garden Kit, Fairy Garden, Giveaways, Miniatures, Nichola Battilana, Sale

    I adore Nichola. I just have to get that out of the way before proceeding. I don’t know what she had in mind (that didn’t happen) but what she made instead is just beautiful.

    So I’m just going to let Nichola explain how her Deconstructed Butterfly Garden came to be:

    If the past few weeks have taught me anything it’s that things don’t always go to plan. That sometimes, no matter how hard we battle against them, there are things beyond our control.

    Life and death don’t care about deadlines. The post office and customs doesn’t care about my little packages. There are things beyond my control and sometimes you just need to find an alternate solution rather than fight and struggle.

    Sometimes you have to throw your hands in the air and give in! Sometimes that is the right thing to do to preserve your sanity.

    These pieces, made with beautiful papers, glorious collage sheets, and super thick chip board bases should have been a hinged bookish boxy thing-a-ma-doodle. But something went sideways and the monkey wrench flew across the room and instead of one piece, I ended up with a several smaller bits.

    I’m okay with that. I mean it’s not what I set out to do, but honestly, some days I’m grateful for any beauty that comes my way. If things aren’t going to plan, and that means a deconstructed butterfly garden… so be it.

    Here’s a link to Nichola’s short and sweet supply list. And a link to Nichola’s blog post to see (and read) more about the project. Check below for a chance to win the supplies (with a few extras added, too). AND don’t miss the new goodies and new sale between here and there.

     
    New & Back in Stock Goodies! (kind of a miniatures & garden grouping)

    So many new things to mention today, they’re not all covered in the previews below! Click here to see all 21 of them!

    Keep reading as there’s a FLASH SALE that includes some of these new items!

     
    The Garden FLASH SALE!

    This is a 30% off sale on on ALL Garden-Themed Items! Wow! This group has grown to over 270 options!

    You can view everything in that group or view a smaller subset:
    - paper (single sheets & pads)
    - beads & charms
    - collage sheets and digital images
    - miniatures
    - misc collage supplies (from metal dies to chipboard shapes)
    - and paper flowers

    The sale ends at midnight on MONDAY night, June 24th! Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

     
    A Deconstructed Butterfly Garden Giveaway!

    Today’s Giveaway starts with ALL the supplies in Nichola’s project! That’s a little deceptive, as there are only 5 items in the list, but it includes one of the Butterfly Garden 6×6 Paper Pads with all the flowers (and many butterflies) Nichola cut out and made dimensional (and that mauve-y background paper, too). And it includes the Wide Letter Box Book that she used as flat boards.

    The Giveaway also includes the 3 collage sheets Nichola used:
    - Bees Collage Sheet (also part of today’s sale!)
    - English Fairy Garden Collage Sheet (shown at right, and design by Nichola!)
    - Antique ATC Pockets & Butterflies Collage Sheet (psst: not only is that one in this month’s kit, it’s also part of today’s sale!)

    Bonus! I am also including these goodies from the garden sale that you should be able to use in whatever you decide to make with the above supplies:
    - Bee Banners – Half Sheet (more bees!)
    - 1 Inch Pale Pink Paper Roses
    - Butterfly Garden Ephemera
    - 1 inch Wired Green Rose Leaves
    See below or right for pics of those items.

    To enter A Deconstructed Butterfly Garden 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, Monday Night, June 24, 2019 — the last Monday in June… eek).

    And what are you going to make?

    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).

    Hey, who won the Gypsy Seamstress Art Journal Kit Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Charlene Ottinger! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, June 23rd, 2019


    44 Responses to “A Deconstructed Garden by Nichola Battilana (+ Garden Theme SALE!)”