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    Little Imps and Almost Christmas (+ A Giveaway!)

    Filed under Art Projects, Christmas, Gifts/Decorations, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale

    Are you all cozy and cocooned for the winter? Holiday packages wrapped? Feeling warm from the eggnog?

    We’re caught up on all the mayhem from the Black Friday sale — and, I know, you’ll be amazed — the January kits are mailing today! (For subscribers whose autopay dates have already hit.) Speaking of kits, there are just a few December Kits left, so I’ve just put them On Sale!

    So just a couple little Christmas art projects to show you — and a Giveaway (with some extra New Years’ Collage Sheets too, so it might be timely a little longer).

    Plus a reminder that the Christmas Sale ends THIS Saturday, December 21st (and there’s time to download some digital images or collage sheets if you’re still making gifts — AND I’ve just dropped the sale prices on all the sale sections by another 10%!
    - Christmas Paper Section (pads and single sheets)
    - Scrapbook Paper: Single Sheets
    - Scrapbook Paper Sets
    ALL Christmas Collage Sheets are on sale! (that’s a BIG section!)
    ALL Christmas Rubber Stamps are on sale!
    ALL Angels/Saints Collage Sheets are on sale!

     December 21st Update:
     The Christmas Imps Giveaway Winner is…

    So, on to two new Christmas projects — both by Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) — so cute and simple enough to make with bits and bobs you probably have lurking around in your stash!

    First, some imps (actually, all the artwork in this newsletter share the imps from the Little Darlings or Little Imps Collage Sheets — and I’ve just put both On Sale!

    Aw.. look at that cutie peeking out from behind a tree, decorated with rhinestone chain and some junk jewelry, and sitting in a vintage sugar bowl!

    Then, Bella’s little Spoolie Ornament uses the same On Sale! 2 Inch Wooden Spool that Design Team Member Kristin Batsel also used in her Three Kids a’Gifting for last year’s 12 Days of Christmas project. And that project by Kristin is the basis for today’s Giveaway! Before I get ahead of myself, here’s Bella’s Supply List.

    Do you remember Kristin’s adorable Three Kids a’Gifting? Kristin made a trio of little imps (2 standing on a decorated and On Sale! Blank Altoids Tins) and the third standing on a spool.

    And that little guy on the spool (in the background… more photos on the original blog post) can hold different cards (and all the variations can be kept in the decorated tin)! Kristin has shown examples of him:
    - Holding a gift card,
    - Holding a placeholder for your holiday dinner table, and
    - Holding a little Countdown to Christmas Card

    Note: The 2 Inch Wooden Spools and the Blank Altoids Tins are both on sale because the entire Game Pieces and Miscellaneous Section is On Sale!

    Hooray! A Christmas Imps Giveaway! Beside the items that Kristin used in her artwork, Miz Meghan also pulled a few extra collage sheets, in case you’d like to turn the project into a New Year’s Eve theme:
    - Holiday Children ATCs Collage Sheet
    - New Year Greetings
    - New Years Collage Sheet
    - Happy New Year Collage Sheet

    And remember: you can click on the Giveaway photos here in this blog post to see more details.

    To enter the Christmas Imps Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment below on this blog post by midnight, December 20, 2013 (Friday night PST).

    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!

    By Sunday morning’s newsletter, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

    Posted by Leslie, December 19th, 2013

    110 Responses to “Little Imps and Almost Christmas (+ A Giveaway!)”

    1. Kim B Says:

      Love your stuff!!!! Inspiratin fabulous!

    2. Traci Says:

      Great giveway just in time for Christmas-thanks Alpha Stamps & Merry Christmas!!

    3. Deb Neerman Says:

      Wow, what a fabulous giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Happy Merry Everthing!

    4. Mary Says:

      I have not had time this year to do anything for Christmas due to an impending move. But thanks for letting me enjoy your eye candy! Would love to win ~ I should be so lucky!

    5. Susanne Says:

      Awww! I love the little Christmas Imps creations! A slight tinge of strange coupled with so much cute!

      Your giveaway is just what any Alpha Stamps-er wants from Santa!

      Have a wonderful holiday season, and thank you for the fantastic ideas all year long!

    6. Pam Yee Says:

      This would be great to start on NOW for 2014 holidays!!! The imps are adorable.

    7. Michele biondolillo Says:

      Boy, you sure nailed it again. What a cute kit!

    8. Anna Hedberg Says:

      Awesome give away! !!

    9. Jennifer Says:

      Wonderful!! Adorable!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    10. Tristan Robin Blakeman Says:

      OMG – a regular treasure trove of crafting and art goodness! Please enter me in your amazing giveaway!

    11. Peg Davis Says:

      Your site ALWAYs delivers ! Every time I visit, I come away inspired to create…Merry Christmas !

    12. Ann C Says:

      A very Merry kit! Please enter my name for the draw!

    13. Marilyn H Says:

      Love this giveaway!

    14. Karen Says:

      Oh my gosh! What fun I’d have with this wonderful treasure trove!! Here’s to a fabulous Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year for us all. Thanks for all you do!

    15. Diane D Says:

      Another fantastic Giveaway!! I adore those Little Imps.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!

      Take care

    16. Connie L. Says:

      Love the imps! Merry Christmas. :-)

    17. Holly Day Says:

      Another really fun collection of things! Perfect for playing with during Christmas break!

    18. Joe Morgan Says:

      Wow, such wonderful little creations here. I love vintage holiday decorations and have been seeing these little trees a lot lately. I really love what you have done with them here! I would love to win these. Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you. :-)

    19. Laura Says:

      Merry christmas to all, and may the new year bring you lots of joy!

    20. Maryanne Says:

      I love the little spoolie ornament. I have some antique wooden spools that a friend gave me, so I’ll have to make one of these!

    21. Carrie Says:

      The imps are way too cute! Would be great for a spring project too. Thinking butterfly imps!

    22. Joe Rotella Says:

      Fantastic collection! I would love to win!

    23. coco Says:

      Wow!!! What a wonderful giveaway!! Fab new things too. And thank you for the link on the very gorgeous mini-book of tags from Kira Nichols too, I love it!
      Happy Christmas from France :) Coco x

    24. Peggy Brooks Says:

      Just adore ALL the vintage goodies you have, love love love!!!!!!

    25. Lindy Says:

      It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

    26. Karen Crowder Says:

      It’s ‘imps’possible to resist!

    27. Jen R Says:

      Oh all the impish fun I could have with this… Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    28. Sharon Williams Says:

      The sugar bowl imp is too cute – what a great idea using vintage china pieces.

    29. DebbieK Says:

      Oh my gosh, those Christmas Imps are adorable. LOVE all the projects and would be thrilled to win your give-away. Thanks for the chance.

    30. kim Says:

      I can’t believe it! How cute.
      This giveaway is FANTASTIC

    31. Betty Scott Says:

      So so cute!!!

    32. Melanie Says:

      Love the Christmas Imps projects -adorable! Inspires me to get out some vintage family photos and start crafting! Thanks for the chance to win – Happy Holidays!

    33. Sharon K Says:

      Another great give away…just in time for Christmas. Love the children on the Altoid tin.

    34. Kathy Bumb Says:

      What an adorable giveaway for the remaining days of Christmastime. Love your store!!!!!

    35. elizabeth duke Says:

      dreamy n yummy supplies!!!!!

    36. Ritva Karhunen Says:

      oh, great X-mas giveaway!

    37. Donna H. Says:

      Love it. Happy Holidays!

    38. Mary Toriello Says:

      Wonderful! Happy New Year!

    39. Kris Hill Says:

      The bottle brush trees and “Little Imps”. What a great combo

    40. Laura J Says:

      Nice give away! Thanks for the chance!

    41. Lynn Fox Says:

      What a lovely Christmas giveaway! Merry Christmas, AlphaStamps!!! Love you for all you do!

    42. Sandra Lee Says:

      Love the little imps… fun kit… Happy Solstice Maybe next year a Solstice kit? thanks for all your great ideas and creativity.

    43. angelic Says:

      Wow! I love the adorable Christmas imps. This would be a great Christmas gift.

    44. sheila AR Says:

      So amazingly cute! Love the sugarbowl imp idea. Missed the holiday altoids imps, want to make them too! Happy Blessed and safe Holidays to all the Imps at Alpha and to all, xo

    45. Nancy Stone Says:

      Love the wonderful things that offer in your shop. Merry Christmas

    46. Brittany Says:

      I LOVE the little imps :) They are so cute, and this kit is perfect for the crafts I’ve been hoping to make for family and friends this Christmas. I really hope I win!! :)
      Thanks for the opportunity :)

    47. Caprice Willert Says:

      Wonderful collection! Would love to play with it!

    48. karine Says:

      Thank you for all the inspiration you provide the year round!

      A Merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous and creative New Year to all of you and yours!

    49. Sandy Holva Says:

      Oh, I need this kit so much! Merry Christmas to all of you.

    50. Jo Says:

      These are adorable! Happy holidays!!

    51. judy Says:

      I would so love to win this giveaway. I really think it would be the best Christmas gift of all. Merry Christmas to all.

    52. ratgirl Says:

      Soooooo festive!

    53. Rise St Arno Says:


    54. cheryl foster Says:

      beautiful !!!

    55. Jackie P Says:

      Christmas is my Favorite! I hope I win this giveaway! And thank you Alpha Stamps for the great giveaways and all the hard work you do all year! “)

    56. Theresa Goldman Says:

      wow, Christmas fun begins. Yahooooo!!

    57. Brenda Lubrant Says:

      There are so many wonderful goodies in this kit. I especially love the little bottle trees.

    58. Gail Goodrick Says:

      This kit is full of treasures! Your creations inspire me. Thank you.

    59. Ginette Says:

      I’ve became hooked to your website. You’re great inspiration and brought a new hobby in my life. Thanks.

    60. Christi Conley Says:

      Amazing!! I love your kits & thank you for a great giveaway!

    61. Lynne Moncrieff Says:

      Such adorable creations, surely bringing a scattering of vintage festive cheer to any home and what a stunning Giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to win.
      Festive Wishes

    62. Maxine Says:

      I would feel like I’d won the lottery to win one of Alpha Stamp’s giveaways. Sigh.

    63. Debbie Rollier Says:

      I would love to win the imps, they are so cute!

    64. Deb Ettinger Says:

      Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

    65. Jane Thomas Says:

      Boy would I love to get my hands on all of these goodies.

    66. Edith Says:

      what an impish delight

    67. Elaine Parsons Says:

      Merry Christmas. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of you wonderful product.

    68. Chris P Says:

      Great kit-looks like fun!!!

    69. Elaine Fellows Says:

      What a terrific blog with so many ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabulous products. Merry Christmas Alpha Stamps!

    70. lynn legge Says:

      i think this is my favorite kit that you have shown.. i love the spools and the children.. so whimsical… and every little detail is gorgeous.. the trees.. the collage sheets.. wow i wanna win this one.. hope santa brings it for me :)
      have a great holiday everyone.. and happy crafting

    71. Carol Slowik Says:

      This is the cutest giveaway ever! I want to win!!

    72. Marilyn Fishwick Says:

      Impish kids are my livelihood.Can’t get enough of them in life and crafting. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

    73. Rena Says:

      Oh my gosh, what a treasure trove. I can only imagine the fun creating with all of the “loveliness”!

    74. Rhonda Cable Says:

      Oh my goodnes!!!! Love the little imps, so very whimsical and so me!!!

    75. Lorna Dufrane Says:

      Little imps are the cutest. Would love to win this.

    76. Lori Devoux Says:

      I’m living for this giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win, I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    77. Mary Mac Says:

      Oh these imps are just so cute.

    78. Kristi Harkins Says:

      Here an imp there an imp everywhere a lil Christmas imp imp … Wishes for the very Happiest of Holidays to all :)

    79. Melody Holland Says:

      Christmas Girls, you all work so hard for us, and I so appreciate all the creative works !!! you all are amazing ! I wish you were my sisters !!! whahoo !
      thanks so much.
      have a very blessed Christmas and a safe, happy, healthy new year

    80. Terry McMullen Says:

      Wow! LOVE the imps! I’ve been wanting to do a project with imps like these. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway!

    81. Carmen Willis Says:

      I love all Christmas artwork and little things in it; so, these imps and the giveaway are up my alley. Good job ladies, putting this wonderful and happy project together. Thank you.

    82. Gigi Jordan Says:

      These little darlings are so sweet! Wishing all a wonderful and blessed Christmas and all the best for the New Year, Gigi Jordan

    83. Cindy Fitch Says:

      All I want for Christmas is to win this kit. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year of crafting!

    84. Sonja Knisley Says:

      Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy Holidays to everyone!!

    85. Sonja Knisley Says:

      So cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win this. Happy Holidays to all!

    86. Yvette LeBlanc Says:

      Love it, it is beautiful!

    87. Darlene Propp Says:

      Thanks for the chance to win. Love it.

    88. Helen Potter Says:

      What a great giveaway! More beautiful stuff as always and I would love to win.

    89. Phoebe Diamond Says:

      Oh that looks great! I will keep my fingers crossed.

    90. Pam Weiler Says:

      Wonderful giveaway. Thank you for being so generous. Merry Christmas.

    91. Debbi Clayton Says:

      Beautiful giveaway!!! *Fingers crossed*

    92. Kris Martinez Says:

      Oh My! So many beautiful things in one package. Good luck everyone!

    93. Deb Ochs-LaGrone Says:

      Wow!!! How cute is that! Great giveaway again :)

    94. Debra Hegar Says:

      you inspire me~

    95. Kerstin Bulin Says:

      Ohhhh wow what a great giveaway…so many cute stuff in it…love to win !!!

    96. Beth JOnes Says:

      How fun!! Thanks for the chance!1 Smiles

    97. Sylvia L. Says:

      Amazing work, as always, + beautiful giveaway items. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

    98. Carolyn Says:

      I have always loved little imps and yours are no exception! Thanks for the chance to win ore fabulous goodies and Merry Christmas to all of you at Alpha Stamps!

    99. Leslie Hanson Says:

      Imps rule!

    100. Joelle Platz Says:

      I just love everything you guys put together. So cute!!

    101. Darlene Propp Says:

      What a great giveaway! Thank you, thank you, for the chance to win!

    102. Kathy Hampton Says:

      Wow, LOVE the art with Little Darlings and Little Imps! Merry Christmas to all!!!

    103. Mary Pendergrass Says:

      Love the little Christmas imps. I’m seeing some collage sheets I most definitely need.

    104. LoriSW Says:

      Another great give away, thanks for the chance!!! Love the samples too.

    105. Marge McInerny Says:

      What a nice Christmas present. Thank-you!

    106. Victoria Donchi Says:

      Wonderful goodies in this give-away. You always have the nicest stuff. The little trees are great!

    107. Amanda Miller Says:

      So yummy!!

    108. Ronda Liebert Says:

      Bought the Imps and Darlings. Would love to win this drawing.

    109. Luanne Shoup Says:

      Looks like fun!

    110. liliwilly Says:

      Brandy-new to Alpha Stamps and the newsletter! Thanks for offering the give-away. :)