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Day 1 Theme & Giveaway: The Beach

Filed under Cat's Away... 2011, Giveaways, Sale, Summer/Beach

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. But you can try searching on the same names (as links below) on the new site.

I don’t often have time just to wander around and look at all the pretty things in stock and imagine what ribbon or trim would work well with what paper. Thankfully there is enough variety in the options that there are many happy accidents.

And, thankfully, when everyone is away for the holidays I can let my mind wander without questions or phone calls.

So here’s the theme for the first day of this week of Giveaways: The Beach.

Here’s how these themed days will work: I’ve gathered new (and current) items around a theme. All of them are on sale for everyone. And I’ve pulled together a lovely Giveaway Kit made from those goodies that will be awarded to one lucky person (click on the photo at right to see even more of the Beach Kit).

To enter the Beach Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post (don’t forget to leave your email address, too, so I can contact the winner; note, your email address does not need to be made public).

After midnight I’ll randomly pick the previous day’s winner.

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules (including how you can get entered twice in each day’s drawing).

Note: all the indented items below are included in the Giveaway Kit. There are some additional (related) things just(!) put on sale that are not in the Giveaway Kit (down at the bottom of this page).

New & On Sale
(and included in the Giveaway Kit)

Sea Treasures File Folder
New & on Sale! Standard (US) manila folder size. Printed front and back (and inside) with colorful designs to add some caffeine to your organizing. You’ll receive a random pick of tab location (left, center or right).

Koi Pendant
New & on Sale! Beautiful, ornate brass stamping. Could be a dolphin (from one of those old Renaissance map engravings) but I’m going with koi.

Tiny Bubbles Scrapbook Paper
New & on Sale! Cute ’50s-ish pattern of bubbles on the front and stylized waves on the back.

Hurricane Glass Clam Shell Beads
(2 colors and both in the kit!)
New & on Sale! Pressed hurricane glass clam shell beads, imported from the Czech Republic. Hurricane glass is a combination of multiple glass colors that can change appearance and swirl pattern based on the conditions at the time of pressing. Each batch is unique and difficult to reproduce. Caramel or rust.

Tiny Brass Clam Shells
New & on Sale! Raw brass stampings, so concave on the back. No loops. Small enough to use in a bottle or small tin (to rattle around w/beads or glitter). Or float them in resin.

Tiny Brass Seahorses
New & on Sale! Beautifully detailed, raw brass stampings (so concave on the back). No loops. Small enough to use in a bottle or small tin (to rattle around w/beads or glitter). Or float them in resin.

Not New to the Site, But Newly On Sale!
(and included in the Giveaway Kit)

6mm Faceted Bead Mixes
(Lagoon in kit but all colors on sale)
If you like shiny things, try not to swoon… strands of approximately 50 fire-polished, imported Czech glass beads in 7 color mixes. Break them up and use them in earrings or other jewelry. If you’re not sure what hue will match your design, these will give you options.

Antique Gold Starfish
Antiqued gold-plated plastic (so quite lightweight for the size). Double sided.

Hinged House Pendant
An odd item to include in a beach-themed kit? Not really: check out the pendant Design Team Member Lynn Stevens made using a similarly shaped piece of glass and an image from the Bathing Beauties #2 Collage Sheet!

Approx. 1-3/4″ x 1″ hinged, double-pane house pendants. 6-7mm thick. Seal photos or images between the two pieces of clear glass to make custom memory jewelry.

4×4 Coasters
Another odd item to include in a beach-themed kit? Not so! Look at the beautiful 4×4 Mermaid book page Guest Designer Wendy Anderson made using one of these coasters. For more inspiration check out the Mermaid Swap Gallery.

4″ x 4″ fiberboard coasters with rounded edges. Easy to paint over or glue onto (so you don’t need to care about the silly superbowl themed graphics).

FOUR Collage Sheets:

Mermaids #2,

Caribbean Blue Mermaids,

Bathing Beauties #2 &


(And the entire Bathing Beauties, Beach, Mermaids section of collage sheets are on sale and are now available as digital downloads!)

Double-Sided Seahorse Charms
(Vintage patina in kit but all on sale)
Double-sided seahorses (a little puffy/3D). Hollow (not heavy). Three options: Larger seahorses in vintage patinaed brass or raw brass; or smaller seahorse in raw brass.

Sold out but included in the Giveaway Kit

Masonite Castle Album
Bare for you to cover, paint and embellish. Approx. 6-3/4″ x 8-1/4″. Please note this album does not include book rings.

Light Blue 4mm Variegated Silk Ribbon
(We still carry Variegated Silk Ribbons, but in other colors — also on Sale!)

Pearls in Tin
A medium Jeweler’s Tin, filled will cream-colored, glass pearl beads (see the photo at the top of this page). (We still carry Pearl Mixes in Tins and the Copper color are on Sale!)

Related Sale Items
(not included in the Giveaway)

Sea Glass Labels Scrapbook Paper
12″ x 12″ paper with a dense pattern created by layers and layers of vintage travel stickers/labels. Distressed (subtly antiqued around the edges).

On the Boardwalk Paper Set, Tags or Borders
A fun, colorful, vintage summer vacation set. The images include bathing beauties, travel postcards, an ocean wave print… all in gorgeous hues of aqua and sunset orange.

On the Boardwalk Seam Binding Set
100% rayon. Silky and drapey. 9/16″ wide. Chosen to coordinate with the aqua and sunset orange hues of the On the Boardwalk Paper Sets. Sold as an 8 Yard Set (1 yard each of 8 colors).

All 5 Beach/Seaside Rubber Stamps
And the unmounted versions are included in the 99 Cent Stamp Sale!

Whew! How’s that for just the first day?

Here’s the recap of the Giveaway Rules again.

Posted by Leslie, December 26th, 2011

242 responses to “Day 1 Theme & Giveaway: The Beach”

  1. Judith Kernoff says:

    A lovely way to start the New Year!

  2. Barbara M says:

    Anything having to do with the beach is great with me!

  3. Vickie says:

    What a lovely way to start a winter’s day…at the beach! The beach in winter is a magical place. Sipping hot chocolate while sitting on the boardwalk watching the waves is a rare treat. Gorgeous collection as always, Leslie.

  4. Gerrie Johnnic says:

    What a beautiful package of seaside goodies! Not even finished with my first cuppa’ and my heart is just racing for “everything” in this post. What a fun giveaway, thanks so much!

  5. Kelli says:

    Love the little clam shells and seahorse charms!

  6. Lori Gesing says:

    Mind wandering to the beach after the holidays is wonderful!

  7. K. Batsel says:

    Wow, what a great kit! Looks like this would pretty much make up for everything Santa forgot. 😀

  8. Janet Ghio says:

    Fabulous giveaway!! What fun to make something out of all these wonderful things.

  9. Laura Barnes says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks for sharing and I hope everyone had a nice holiday. Laura

  10. Wanda Klodosky says:

    What fun stuff, makes me want to put on my flip-flops and create!

  11. Liane Ceglar says:

    What a beautiful Giveaway Package, love the Beach Theme. Thank you for the Opportunity to win !!!!
    Liane 🙂

  12. Cynthia says:

    What a fun collection, I’d love to win it!

  13. Renee says:

    Wow. What a great giveaway package! Your stuff is so great and you are very generous to give some away. Here’s my entry and my toes and fingers are crossed! Thank you. Renee

  14. Lynda says:

    I love the beach…

  15. Nina Owens says:

    Bring on the beach! I am not a fan of cold weather so every year after Christmas I begin doing ocean-related art – fish, mermaids, etc. This kit would be perfect for my creations while dreaming of warmer weather.

  16. Donna Ullian says:

    by the sea, by the sea is my favorite place to be! And I would be just thrilled if you would pick me for this wonderful give away package….. Thanks for a wonderful website full of creative products and ideas……….Happy and Healthy New Year to all…..xoxoDonna

  17. Rose Cavalli says:

    Love the Giveaways!

  18. I could use some beachy stuff as I’m looking out the window at freshly fallen snow and temperatures below freezing! Thanks for the chance to win. Anne, yourmainestamper

  19. Evelyn V. says:

    What a lovely giveaway package!

  20. carla p says:

    Love the beach theme… must shop it!

  21. Just went to the beach yesterday 🙂
    Would love to keep that vibe with these goodies! Thanks for a fun give away <3

  22. Diane Dainis says:

    What a generous giveaway! Great way to start 2012

  23. Judith Brock says:

    Love the beach! Beautiful giveaway items.

  24. Jill N says:

    Thinking of the beach is lovely! Beautiful selection of goodies in this package!

  25. Lee Nielsen says:

    Love the beach and angel thing! I’m so excited to start creating with the clams and seahorses and angel bits!

  26. Babe O'Mara says:

    Great giveaway. Love the beach stuff. Thanks for a chance to win.


  27. Pam Gonzalez says:

    What a Wonderful way to start the New Year at the beach!! I love all the great items. Thanks for a chance to win them. Happy New Year!

  28. Pat Olson says:

    What fun !!! Take me away to a tropical isle !!!

  29. 2amscrapper says:

    Fabulous give-away! Now that Christmas is over, I’m ready for some warm weather and beach related crafting!

  30. I am a water sign so this giftaway really appeals….fingers and toes crossed….thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

  31. shelley says:

    That you so much for this! Have a wonder New Year!

  32. Pat says:

    Happy Holidays to us – love your Beach goodies. This is a great way to great the New Year, thinking about warm breezes at the Beach!

  33. This is an awesome giveaway. What great goodies to start out the new year with. Thanks for your generosity.

  34. Kristen says:

    I love the castle book! So many possibilities.

  35. Leisanne says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such lovely things!
    Happy New Year.

  36. Marva says:

    Oh how fun!!! I’d would absolutely love to win one of your giveaways and I am soooo jazzed you’re doing digi collage sheets now!!! 😀

  37. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    Love the beach theme! Jan & Feb are dreary around here! Thanks for the chance to win, love your goodies!

  38. lenna says:

    What a wonderful giveaway, I really love the theme! I have also posted on my blog:

  39. I love the beach, especially in the dead of winter. Thanks for the chance to indulge myself.

  40. What a fantastic kit!, I particularly love the house shaped pendant, so cute!

    Thank you for putting my name in the hat, I’ll keep my fingers crossed.


  41. calamitykim says:

    What a wonderful giveaway and so perfect for our Christmas here in Sarasota! It always seems so odd to be wearing shorts during the holidays but it is Florida! I am off to go share this on my Blog!
    Thank you for having all the best ephemera and stamps a girl could want!
    happy new year!

  42. Carol Miller says:

    Oh My. What a wonderful giveaway. The beach is my favorite place to be. Always restores my spirit. Oh Pick Me!!!! thanks so much.

  43. Emma says:

    beautiful – puts me in the mood for summer

  44. Darcy says:

    What a wonderful theme! I hope I win!!

  45. Sheri Scheer says:

    I love anything pertaining to the beach. The colorful products presented today are awesome!

  46. susan salyer says:

    oh I want it…lol of course who wouldn’t ..but I do I do.I love the beach lived by one for two years fell in love with the magic and mystery.

    thanks for the chance.

  47. Lorna E says:

    On a cold December morning in the Midwest it is lovely to be thinking of the beach! So many possibilities in this giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  48. Sara Tanner says:

    Wow, what wonderful papers and embellishments etc.. Thank you for this opportunity. Happy Holidays everyone. 🙂

  49. Y Davis says:

    Simply beautiful. Not surprising from such a classy business. We were at the beach on Christmas Day, so this would fantastic!


  50. pam says:

    It all looks great, wish i were at the beach now. Thanks for the chance

  51. Beth says:

    Love giveaways and would love to win this generous beach package. Thanks.

  52. Patricia Davis says:

    That sure is a LOT to give away. Happy New Year! I would love to start my year with this great prize!

  53. Nancy says:

    Peachy beachy assortment! Thanks for the opportunity to win some of them.

  54. Lynn Fox says:

    Awesomeness abounds!!!! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway! Wouldn’t I be a happy girl if I got lucky! Thanks, AlphaStamps!

  55. Olivia says:

    OMGoodness….you speak my language — BEACH – sun, water, mermaids, oh my! I would LOVE to win this.

  56. KimMJ says:

    What a beautiful collection of goodies! The little seahorses are adorable! TFS and for the chance to win!

  57. Donna says:

    Ooooo I love-love the beach and anything that has to do with it! Would love to win!
    Thanks! I will be sharing this on facebook!

  58. Debi says:

    What an awesome collection of products!! Such a wonderful Christmas present you are offering!! I would love to win such treasured products from Alpha Stamps!!!

  59. How much fun would it be to play with that! I would love to win. Thanks for this wonderful 12 days of generosity! Lady D

  60. Dawn says:

    Love the beach, love the hinged house!

  61. Dawn Tucker says:

    I was born in the City of Miami Beach. I grew up in Miami. We didn’t go to the beach a lot when I was a kid. Now that I’m an adult, and living in the midwest, all I want is to get back to the ocean. And nice things with a beach theme, make me nostalgic for my oceanside origins! This great collection does just that!

  62. Pam B says:

    Think this would be a big treat in the middle of a New England winter! Being able to play with all the beach goodies and create summery works of art might just be the thing to beat the winter blues!

  63. Sr. Petra says:

    lovely how much fun

  64. mary pat says:

    Fantastic package! What a marvelous collection of beach treasures.

  65. Robyn Ferns says:

    I have found the most unique and interesting treasures on your site, and I would love to have even more of those to use in my designs! Alpha Stamps is a wonderful place for so many things, and I enjoy the trip through the site every time I visit. Thanks for your generosity, and I wish you and your staff the best in the coming year! Robyn

  66. Susan says:

    What a wonderful set! I live in FL, and I would TOTALLY enjoy this! Thanks for the chance!

  67. SuzyMcQ says:

    I would love to win this….the ocean, fish, shells….all my favorites!

  68. Geri says:

    wonderful beach theme – hope I am lucky

  69. mathea says:

    I love that castle book! What a fun giveaway 🙂

  70. N. Sara Williams says:

    What a nice prize. I grew up along the shore and miss it greatly.

  71. Joyce Ford says:

    I live near the beach so it is a favorite subject to scrap, collage or make cards. This is a FABULOUS collection!

  72. Jennifer says:

    Ahh, the beach. One of my favorite places to be. The waves crashing and the wind swirling my hair. I love it!
    Thank for offering such a beautiful collection!

  73. kimber fenili says:

    How fun!!! I would love to win! Thank you for doing this!!

  74. Robyn says:

    Love all the beachy stuff! Great giveaway – would love to win!

  75. Mary Pendergrass says:

    Lovely! Makes me think of the tropical beach I’d like to be on right now rather than in Minnesota. Maybe I could get carried away to a beach in Tahiti if I had these goodies to play with.

  76. Debbie says:

    Oh how I miss the Pacific & the warm ocean breezes. Being stuck here in Ohio for some time now, this kit would transport me back to the place I love the best. Thanks for a chance to win!

  77. Phoebe Diamond says:

    These look fun, I could see making some paper dolls using this.

  78. robin says:

    Ode to Beach Giveaway
    “Sigh” if I were only at the beach,
    then these prizes would be in my read.
    Would that I would win, and my depleted supplies would be happy again. 🙂


  79. Traci Adiego says:

    Oh how I LOVE the beach!! And would also love to win!! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  80. jennifer says:

    wonderful giveaway, thanks for the opportunity -Happy New Year

  81. Kat H says:

    Lovely stuff! Thanks for having a give-away!

  82. nionon says:

    Calamity Jane sent me…and I’m so glad she did…what a lovely give away! Also a great selection of interesting and creative use goodies in the sale and the rest of the site!

  83. Theresa G. says:

    Nothing says happy winter like the beach!!!!;)

  84. Patricia says:

    The beach theme is appropriate year ’round here in FL!! Love the vintage beach stamps!

  85. Caroline says:

    Um…Yea! My absolute favorite theme of all time and all AS fabulous items I so have to enter and keep my fingers crossed and toes and legs and arms and maybe I’ll even tie my kids up in knots for more luck 😉

    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday. Thanks for offering such wonderful items.


  86. Susie says:

    Great stuff and so much of it. Living in Ohio, we can always use a little beach in January!

  87. joy says:

    Love these beach-related items! What a generous giveaway!

    I am away from my blog for now so can’t post; but will definitely be checking out your giveaways each day. Thanks for the chance to win!

  88. Chris P says:

    The beach kit looks wonderful in the cold month of December. Wonderful giveaway-thanks for the chance!!

  89. B. says:

    My son is in California for Christmas. This would be perfect. Everyone needs a little beach in their winter.


  90. Gail Broderick says:

    I love all thinkg Alpha Stamps. I drool over your site every time I visit and love to order as well. I would love,love,love to win!

  91. Mary Courtney says:

    Anything to do with the beach is my favorite theme. I live in the desert so I’ve got plenty of sand but sure do miss the water! Thanks for the chance to win!

  92. Bonnie Cooper says:

    Thanks so much for making life fun:) Love the beach stuff, who doesn’t! Thanks for a chance to win

  93. Libby says:

    I was born on the coast and miss it everyday! You made a wonderful collection! There is magic at the beach.

  94. Sheila A. says:

    Someday I may win, so here’s hoping. I love alpha stamps!

  95. Sandi says:

    What fun YOU must have putting all these lovely goodies together! It seems like being at the ocean is everyone’s wish. This great giveaway would give the lucky winner a chance to dream of the waves, sand, and sun during the darkest and coldest days of the year . . .

  96. Carole Kurth says:

    Oh, this prize is spectacular ! Thanks for offering it.

  97. Kathy Bumb says:

    I love your beautiful giveaway. It would take away the grey days of winter and transport me to the sunny days of summer. Happy New Year.

  98. Laurie J. M. says:

    Mmm, I can feel the sea breezes already. What an incredible offering for a giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. Wendy says:

    I am inspired to use the Hinged House pendent I got a month ago. Adding the branch is a great idea. And the beach colors are such a nice change from the reds & greens I still have dancing in my head.

  100. francine vorbeck says:

    WOW What a great giveaway I love the beach and would love to win this kit

  101. Dottie in CT says:

    What a great selection of beach items! Love the seahorse charms. I love the new papers too.

  102. Jean-Bean says:

    Oh so cute, I love it.

  103. Alice Topp says:

    I love this beach giveaway, I can see so many possibilities for these neat items.


  104. Jennifer says:

    Being a Hawaii girl with a five-year-old mermaid in training, beach theme goodies are the ticket! Crossing my finger :)))

  105. Victoria Sturdevant says:

    Wow, such a generous giveaway!

  106. Robin Parker says:

    Would love ot win this beach collection! Perfect addition to my crafting collection, to make some summer crafts…Makes me miss the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva Islands

  107. Laurie says:

    Of course…I always fall in love with things that are sold out!

  108. Kathleen Turnquist says:

    What a neat gift kit. You are so generous to give all that away, I’d love a chance to win.

  109. Andrea Wahle says:

    I love the castle album. I think I’d have to do a sand and glitter treatment on the cover…

  110. Becky deVries-Wong says:

    Oh it’s my day! I’m the mermaid queen. Crossing my fingers that I will be the lucky one.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  111. Julie B. says:

    Love the first day’s theme! I have an unfinished Sea themed journal and this give away is just what I need to complete the project!

  112. Carole Kurth says:

    I just posted your link on my blog–Thank you for a second chance at the prize!

  113. jeanne fitzgerald says:

    Love the beach!

  114. sheilapie says:

    a blue-eyed mermaid’s dream…my grandma, mom and I are all Pisces, and i have a cat who is also a water baby! LOVE LOVE LOVE this giveaway!! thanks and a blessed new year Leslie to you and yours and all the Alpha elves!

  115. Sarah Stout says:

    Love this theme! Makes me even more excited to visit my parents beach house in a few months. Beautiful.

  116. Barbara D says:

    Oh Wow…I love everything in this collection. Each thing I saw was “my favorite”, until I saw the next thing. What a great giveaway, thanks for a chance to win it.

  117. ….Sea Nymphs are my sugar plum fairies…
    Sea Horses pull the sleigh through the fairy sand….
    sea shells are the gifts to those
    who wonder……

  118. Wanda H says:

    Wonderful theme and fun stuff!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  119. Kim R says:

    WOW! What a gorgeous theme! I would love to be sitting on a beach right now instead of the blizzard we are suppose to be getting tonight. So I too would love to win!

  120. Susan says:

    What a wonderful Giveaway to start out the New Year!!

    I am a Beach baby sooo this is perfect!!

    Thank you so much for the chance to win.



  121. Denise says:

    Wonderful Give-away. I love using your products in my work.

  122. Denise Dudziak says:

    Wow, what a great start to your Daily Giveaways! I’ve always had an affinity to the beach & ocean & would love to win this collection of goodies. Thanks for the opportunity!

  123. Cocoa says:

    Happy Day After Christmas! How wonderful and fun a giveaway from you!!!

  124. I seldom win anything but I am hoping that my luck will change in the New Year – or maybe even sooner if I get chosen for this lovely theme.

    Thanks for offering the opportunity to win!

  125. Starqueen says:

    Hi Leslie,
    Oh, I can never get enough “Sea” any time of year! Your giveaways are a wonderful way to keep holiday anticipation going.
    Thank you for sharing!

  126. Randa Money says:

    Thses look like a lot of fun

  127. Jeanette says:

    Love mermaids…. paint them, stamp them and collage them. Wonderful items and great ideas. THANKS!!!

  128. Barb Johnson says:

    Love the beach theme!! A very fav of mine.
    Thanks for the chance to be the winner of a great giveaway!!!

  129. Laure Janus says:

    Oooooh, love the beach theme and the daily chances for the giveaway packages. I’m sharing the link on FB so thanks for the 2 chances to win…fingers crossed!

  130. Sue V. says:

    Always beautiful, high quality items. Can’t wait to see if I get to be the lucky one. Thank you!

  131. Karen Nein says:

    What a lovely giveaway. The beach and all of its wonders is but a distant memory as I look out my window at the gray skies and snow-covered ground in the high desert of New Mexico. I could almost smell the beach when I looked at all the seaside goodies in this kit.

  132. Denise Rogers says:

    I just love Alpha Stamps Website! It’s always chock full of great treasures and ideas…Thanks for a chance at a giveaway Happy New Year!

  133. Rona A. says:

    Love the sea theme. I am trying to create a canvas piece of mixed media and I all of these pieces would fit into it!

  134. Gwen Windham says:

    What a beautiful collection!!! It would be PERFECT for me– as I live near the beach!! 😉 Thank you for the chance to win!! 🙂

  135. Jennifer says:

    What an inspiring assortment for this time of year. Love the beach theme.

  136. Barbara Roberts says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I am floored by the size. I love the theme.

  137. What a great theme!! Thank you for a chance to win!

  138. Sue Irvine says:

    Oh I’d love to be at the beach right now!! Two feet of snow here the other day, ick!!Happy New Year!

  139. june says:

    what a beautiful giveaway, Its like a chest full of treasure looking at your gorgeous page of items.
    Hugs June xxxxxx

  140. Maggie M says:

    How awesome is this giveaway?!! The beach is my fav! The giveaway today is incredible! Thanks so much! Hugs, Maggie

  141. This is such a lovely package! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  142. Wanda P. says:

    Lovely kit reminds me of my childhood living on the English Channel in the UK.

  143. mollye self says:

    Thanks for a chance to win something here. Awesome way to begin “after Christmas meltdown”.

  144. Rob says:

    I love anything to do with the beach and would love to be the lucky winner. Thanks for the chance.

  145. Chris Hoffman says:

    Love the castle-shaped book. Can you get more themed books in stock?

  146. Angela Aguayo says:

    The beach is such a welcome to my desert living during this time of year!

  147. Mary Mac says:

    Here I thought Christmas was over. What a great way to start the New Year. Thanks so much.

  148. mollye self says:

    Hi Leslie, Please enter my name twice. I just posted about your giveaway and linked your badge on my sidebar. Thanks.

  149. robin mead says:

    Wishing I was at the beach… Winning would be the next best thing!

  150. izmir cicek says:

    I’ll be following your blog. =)

  151. Diane Dainis says:

    Amazing giveaway. Very generous and beautiful!

  152. Karen cejka says:

    WOW! I so ready for summer! Love all the goodies!

  153. Gaye Miller says:

    What a generous and inspiring gift! Someone will be very lucky to win this.

  154. What a cool giveaway. So the various bites are what’s on sale, or is there a generic end of year sale going on also?

  155. dawn says:

    Oh!! I love this giveaway, and the beach!!

  156. Brenda Lubrant says:

    This beach collection you have gathered is gorgeous. I would love to have this collection, bcause my daughter and family spent a week at Jersey Shore this summer and I would love to make them a beach mini album to document their wonderful time together.

  157. Ilana Nash says:

    You have been reading my mind, you psychics! I was just recently thinking it would be nice to make something with a beach them, and I began last week to sort-through my supplies to find likely candidates. 🙂

  158. Carol W. says:

    Fabulous theme! Gets me thinking about summer vacation! Thank you for the chance.

  159. Birgit says:

    Your giveaway button is on the sidebar of my blog. 🙂

  160. Barbara McKay says:

    This is a marvelous theme! All of us living in the snowy COLD regions are now dreaming of warm breezes and walking in the waves on the shore. Thanks for transporting us to the tropics!

  161. Patricia says:

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!!

  162. Ginger Benedict says:

    My most favorite place to be (besides home) is the beach. I would love to win this giveaway you have wonderful toys!

  163. Jewels says:

    What a generous offer – please put my name in the hat 🙂

  164. Wanda buxton says:


  165. Kelly Aubert says:

    My father loves boating and is about to retire and take a long trip on his boat. Wonderful inspiration for me to make a gift for him and his retirement!! 🙂

  166. Donnell S. says:

    What a refreshing collection, as the weather gets wetter and colder here in Missouri! Please enter me for this package. Thanks!

  167. from Santa and winter..although Calif. doesn’t get much “winter” to beachy delights!!! how fun..and a generous giveaway!! The sea..mermaids and shells and more..oh,please add my name!! thank you soooo much!

  168. Linda H says:

    Awesome prize package. . .LOVE the ocean and all that goes with it! Thank you for the opportunity!

  169. LCSmithSAVED says:

    So many trips to family in Florida when my girls were growing up *sigh*
    Very generous of you to gift the lucky winner with such an abundance!

  170. Norma B. says:

    Did you say BEACH? I’m in to win!!

  171. Sue Conrad says:

    I would love to be at the beach right now! Thanks for the chance at the give away.

  172. Kristin Douglas says:

    Just looking at the items you’ve chosen for the giveaway gets the wheels turning in my head! Thank you so much for the opportunity and Happy New Year!

  173. victoria says:

    Great giveaway – those beads are calling my name! Thank you!

  174. Chris Davis says:

    Thanks for this after Christmas pick me up!!! Love the beach this timw of year!

  175. Linda L in TN says:

    Glad you saved some of the best sold-out items for this fabulous prize. Please include me for a chance to win.

  176. Renee Zarate says:

    I love the little seahorses! Thanks for the opportunity to win something.

  177. Lynn says:

    Wow, that’s some kit! Lots of great stuff! I’d love to have a chance to win.

  178. Laura Carson says:

    Fabulous giveaway. Please enter me. Thanks!!

  179. How exciting!!! Love beach beauties and their era of fun and frolic! Thank you for the opportunity to win an amazing give-away.

  180. Amanda Jane says:

    Living only 5 minutes from the beach I can attest to how in-real-life the gorgeous colours in this pack are! So bright and vibrant and jam packed full of goodies. Awesome!

  181. Loretta says:

    Really love the “beach” theme. The colors are beautiful!

  182. Shelley says:

    Wow, love it! I love the shells and everything else. Thank you for sharing.

  183. Michelle says:

    Beach in December, this is so nice. I love the colors and the seahorses…the seahorses are my favoite.Thanks for being so generous what a nice idea.

  184. julie m says:

    what a lovely prize package. would be a lot of fun to play with. thank you for a chance to win.

  185. Cathy P says:

    A gorgeous collection of beachy stuff!

  186. Jackie Tuttle says:

    I have been making an ocean themed altered book for the past few years. It is an on-going project, and more gets done as I collect mermaid and other sea themed items and stamps. It is a child’s chipboard book shaped in the likeness of a Tucan bird, and when opened it looks like a whale’s tail. This beach themed giveaway would be a perfect way to finish it in the manner it deserves. Thanks for the chance to win!!!
    Jackie in Alaska

  187. Jackie Tuttle says:

    This beach themede giveaway would let me finally complete a whale’s tail shaped sea themed book I’ve been working on for two years. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Jackie in Alaska

  188. Evelyn Dawson says:

    This would be perfect for the mermaid book I am planning.

  189. Sheila says:

    That koi piece is TDF! Another great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

  190. Terry Gerrior says:

    I love the beach theme..thanks for the chance to win some pretty beach things…will leave the link on fb too..

  191. Sylvia Browder says:

    Looks like such a fun kit. Sylvia

  192. Love the beach – so – would love to win!!!!

  193. Peggy Thompson says:

    I would love to win this package—really cool stuff. i love your newsletter–keep the good stuff coming

  194. Denise Mitchell says:

    The coloring is great I love all the beach items.

  195. Tracy Crossman says:

    I am just starting in stamping and I think this would be a great beginning addition to my small collection of things I do have not to mention I am ready to think beach and warm weather.

  196. Lynn Tanner says:

    What a fun give-away! Love the items and thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  197. Debbie Peysen says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. This is the best time to remember our trips to the beach. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Debbie p

  198. Donna Kelly says:

    Since my ‘other’ home is Rhode Island — the Ocean State — this theme is a winner for me!

  199. Shawn says:

    Lovely colors, dreamy theme! I just finishied reading The Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis and have the sea and beaches on my mind.

    I posted your blog badge on my blog.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  200. marianne says:

    would love to win this wonderful collections of goodies, this is an awesome giveaway, thanks for a chance to win

  201. lorraine gauthier says:

    I can feel the ocean water lapping up on my feet Ah! Beautiful collage sheets!
    Would adore to win this kit. Such exciting products to work with. Thank you.

  202. I can feel the ocean water lapping on my feet – Ah! Beautiful collage sheets.
    Would adore to win this kit. Such exciting products to work with. Thank you.

  203. Ashley says:

    The beach is looking mighty good to me here in Toledo, Ohio!

  204. Raine Phoenix says:

    I’m SUCH a beach girl!!! Great prize!

  205. As winter arrives in the midwest I could really, really use some beach time. This giveaway would sure help, tho! Thanks for your generosity.

  206. Kathie Morgan says:

    Such lovely refreshing colors to start the new year! Thanks for doing this…

  207. elizabeth duke says:

    ooooooooooooooo la la!
    life’s a beach!
    all your great giveaways make me
    want to hula!

  208. Betsy Lute says:

    “By the sea by the sea by the beautiful sea.” This would be an awsome way to fight the cold Thank you !

  209. Lori Williams says:

    Awesome giveaway! Sure could use some beachy attitude here in Vermont!!!

  210. dr.koolarama says:

    How very generous of you to offer giveaways again this year! The beach theme reminds me of my childhood, which is welcome in my cold Midwestern winter.

    All the best to you,
    Dr. Koolarama

  211. What a lovely giveaway! I am new to your blog/store. Saw this giveaway mentioned on Calamity Kim’s blog (

  212. Lita says:

    Christmas and the beach? Perfect!

  213. Pamela Bennett says:

    What a great way to start the New Year, I would love to be a part of the giveaways, I love the beach!

  214. Alice says:

    Great giveaway. Let’s go to the beach someplace super warm and have a drink with an umbrella. Thank you for the generous offer.

  215. Ema says:

    One word for this! Wicked awesome! 🙂 Looks like a great giveaway and I would love to have it! Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

  216. Ellen Lai says:

    What an interesting and fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  217. Theresa Goldman says:

    So many pretties, my lovely shells. Such a great day, peaceful Christmas and a chance to win! Yeah!!

  218. Marita Kovalik says:

    I would SO love to be on a beach right now. Winning would be as close as I’ll get though! Thank you for the chance to win!
    Marita K.

  219. Carolyn says:

    Oh what a great gift package! My daughter and her new husband got off the cruise ship a few days before Christmas, back from their honeymoon. Do you think we would be thrilled to get this prize from you? What a thrill! Thanks for the opportunity.

  220. cathy hutchins says:

    it’s summertime and the crafting gets easywith beautifull inspireation. thanks for the chance to win, and a merry chistmas to all

  221. Shea says:

    What an awesome giveaway! This makes me think of much warmer days to come. I absolutely love love love your website. Thanks for the chance to win!

  222. Peace says:

    What a fabulous after-Xmas gifty! *Fingers crossed*

  223. Kimber says:

    What a great giveaway. I love anything related to the sea and am just starting an altered book on that very theme so winning this now would be ideal.
    I added your giveaways button to my blog here:
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  224. Sandy says:

    I always enjoy browsing your site. Problem is I always hoard what I buy!!

  225. Rhea says:

    Wow, what a lovely selection of goodies. Thanks for your inspiration and quality supplies!

  226. The beach sounds great to me right now! Love the kit, thanks for the chance to win.

  227. Linda Ritter says:

    Mermaids, shells and bathing beauties. I hear the waves and feel the spray. Oh how I wish it were summer again.

  228. Gini Cooper says:

    I have been wanting to go to the beach for some time. I guess this would be the next best thing. I could crawl into a beach page made with these goodies.

  229. Linda Polaretzki says:

    Wow what great stuff. And a giveaway, even better. What a great blog and I’m glad my friend Laure told me about it. Thanks for the chance

  230. Tara Didrence says:

    I am already smelling the salty air! Thanks for the opportunity to win some beachy goodness!

  231. Trish busby says:

    All beachy is great. Love the hinged house.

  232. mary beth i says:

    liked on facebook! I am finding a few really great blogs for scrapbooking today thanks for the really generous giveaway opportunity

  233. Valerie Ho says:

    Wow, that’s an amazing giveaway! The beach theme is just perfect for the holiday!

  234. Valerie Ho says:

    Have posted about this giveaway on my blog. 🙂

  235. Deb Neerman says:

    WoWzA, what a fantabulous give-away!! Please enter me for a chance to win … you are toooooo generous!!!

    Best wishes for a very happy 2012!

  236. Carmen Willis says:

    Thank you for offering the Beach Theme Give Away, My imagination has gone wild, thinking of all the different ways to create my perfect seaside, seashore beach scene; especially with all the wonderful, accessories, sea shells, sea creatures, mermaids, and much much more. The ideas are just endless! Everything is just so wonderful. That’s why I love Alpha Stamps, it’s a one stop shopping place for all your creative needs, including ideas, and inspirations. Also, I thank you Alpha Stamps, for your very talented artists and their inspiring creations.

  237. Denise J says:

    wow this is so exciting. love all your give aways and ideas. Have a Happy New Year!! Denise

  238. Christine N says:

    I love all these items! Makes me think of summertime or a winter vacation at the beach! Would be great to play with and think of the warmth during the cold winter!