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Beach Art + New Halloween – and Giveaway!

Filed under Design Team, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale, Summer/Beach

Oh, it’s a little catch-up newsletter! We’ve got some more cute beachy projects from the Design Team (and note: this Saturday, July 20th is the final day of the Beach Theme Sale). And we have more new (and adorable!) Halloween items.

So on to the new artwork!

The Pirate's Gold Treasure Chest (shown at far right) is by Teri Calia. Teri did an amazing job painting and decorating a simple paper mache box to make it looks like much heavier/more substantial wood. Plus I love the way she bent the Brass Shell Corners to make handles for the sides of the chest. And Teri used one of the New! Blue Mini LED Lights inside the chest lid (to gives an eery glow to the gold inside)!

Next up in the new art parade are two lanterns, both with mermaid themes, by Design Team Members Lora Mahaffey and Laura Carson. And perfect timing, because those Black Tea Lanterns are back in stock. Note: that mermaid image inside of Lora’s lantern (shown at left) is from the On Sale! The Deep Blue Sea Collage Sheet.

More photos of both lanterns are in the Gallery. Read more on Lora or Laura’s blogs. And Laura’s lantern has a bright and colorful array of alcohol inked acrylic bead sprays you won’t want to miss.

And finally, there are two beach-themed banners, by Design Team Members Nichola Battilana and Shannon Tuttle! I love the underwater garden Shannon created with wire and sequins on the On Sale! Die-Cut Chipboard Sand Castle pennant in her banner (see close-up at far right). And those Colorful Flower Sequins she used are back in stock.

And I love how all of the projects by the Design Team, using the same 3 chipboard shapes from the Seaside Sirens Kit, turned out so differently (like Nichola’s beach babe with the yellow parasol at right). More photos of both Nichola and Shannon’s banners are in the Gallery. And you can read more on Shannon and Nichola’s blogs.

Don’t forget to scroll down, past all the new and back-in-stock goodies, to leave a comment to enter the drawing for today’s Giveaway!

 Highlights of New Products   View All

Mini LED Light - Blue
Mini LED Light – Blue

Paper Mache Treasure Chest
Paper Mache Treasure Chest

Vintage Articulated Skeleton
Vintage Articulated Skeleton

ATC Bases - Gothic Tombstones
ATC Bases – Gothic Tombstones

Antique Bronze Pen Nib Charm
Antique Bronze Pen Nib Charm

Butterfly Color Rub-Ons
Butterfly Color Rub-Ons

Liquid Pearls - Royal Blue
Liquid Pearls – Royal Blue On Sale!


This Saturday, July 20th is the final day of the Beach Theme Sale.

Saturday, July 27th is the final day of the Christmas in July Sale!

Artwork for Caroline’s Sea Sirens ATCs Swap is due July 31st.


Hooray for the July Heatwave Beach Giveaway! Miss Meghan has pulled together a fun collection of beach-themed pieces — a little bit from each of the Design Team projects listed above. And, yes, all of you feeling faint in the giant heatwave on the east coast of the US have my sympathies. But maybe something in these cool green and aqua colors will help you feel a bit cooler.

Here’s just a few highlights (or the more obscure items you might not recognize):

– You might not have guessed that those 3 scrapbook papers in the background of the big Giveaway photo (used by Nichola on her beach bunting banner) are from the French Country collection (Promenade, Provance, and Bon Appetit)

Six collage sheets (all On Sale!): Ships and Waves Backdrops, Beach and Shore Backdrops, Mermaids #1, Shell Postcards, The Deep Blue Sea, Beach Babes

Pearl Aqua and Soapstone Beige Seam Binding

On Sale! Nantucket Trading Cards

Two sets of lightweight fish beads with an antique silver finish (both On Sale!): Metallic Silver Fish – Large and Metallic Silver Fish – Small

To enter the July Heatwave Beach Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by midnight, July 19, 2013 (Friday night PST). (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. 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 So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

Posted by Leslie, July 18th, 2013

104 responses to “Beach Art + New Halloween – and Giveaway!”

  1. Annie Lou says:

    These are wonderful items !!! Summer goes by to fast here in the “Ocean State” …… these would be great for my summer scrapping pages …..

  2. Pat Shaw says:

    I just love this July Heatwave Beach kit.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Rose Cavalli says:

    MORE FUN! love the giveaway this week.

  4. Amanda Miller says:

    Love this kit!!

  5. Kathy Bumb says:

    I love your store, and the vast supply of craft and altered art supplies that you stock. Thanks for this giveaway!!!

  6. Linda Knox says:

    Love the collection and sure would like to win it.

  7. Traci says:

    What cute ideas would love to win and create my own. Love Alpha Stamps!!

  8. Lynn Fox says:

    Pirate gold!!! Arr, matie! LOL!! Great giveaway! Thanks, AlphaStamps!

  9. Sheila Lundquist says:

    I love the giveaways! Thanks for making the chance of winning so much fun.

  10. Tracy says:

    I was looking for the button to buy this kit! Omg, I have to have it!!!!!! Please pick me counter

  11. Pam P says:

    Crossing fingers and toes… Me, me, me… : )

  12. Joann Alexander says:

    Love all of your goodies! Thank you!

  13. Lili says:

    Love your kits! Can’t wait to see who wins on Sunday.

  14. Connie says:

    Yes please! What an awesome kit!

  15. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, love everything you’ve posted here today! A-mazing!!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  16. Sheree says:

    Thanks for the fun!

  17. Paula Sherman says:

    Ooh such lovely goodies what a great give away!

  18. Kathy Cabble says:

    I love mermaids. Never have enough water world stuff.

  19. Kathi R says:

    Fabulous projects and an awesome giveway!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Lea Cook says:

    LOVE the lanterns!!!

  21. Linda Ellis says:

    Thank you so much for providing this lovely opportunity! Blue is my favorite color! Linda E.

  22. Carol Snyder says:

    I want it all, I’m such a craft hog!

  23. Maggie M says:

    OMG! I would LOVE to win this giveaway so I can make one of these beach scenes! You carry the most awesome supplies-a real crafter’s delight array of goodies! Who knows, maybe I’ll actually win one of your terrific giveaways, lol.

  24. Beverly S says:

    Looks like a great group of playthings 😀 Thanks for having another fun giveaway!

  25. Ann says:

    Those beachy goodies are so cool they are hot!

  26. Kay Mitchell says:

    Absolutely wonderful – would love to use down here in Florida!

  27. Lindy says:

    Another great giveaway! Perfect for summer

  28. bobbie howder says:

    What a lovely package ~ great giveaway!

  29. Karen N says:

    The only thing better than hanging out at the beach would be winning this beach giveaway! Another great job Alpha Stamps!

  30. The beach pictures in the gallery inspire me to go back and use those chipboard shapes now that my ATC’s are done.

  31. Teresea says:

    All the designers you have are amazing!

  32. Mandy says:

    As always, so many ideas! Someday I’ll win!

  33. Kim R says:

    Oooh since I have just moved from the prairies to the eastern coast I am loving the beach! Awesome giveaway! thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Marilyn H says:

    Love the new goodies and the projects are awesome.

  35. Sam says:

    Whoa! Awesome giveaway!!

  36. Ritva says:

    Beautiful beach stuff and a great treasure chest!

  37. OMGosh how I would love this. I live 1 block from the ocean(Buckroe Beach,VA) & I’m all about the sea. Oh Random picker thingy, Please pick me. Thanks for a chance @ your generous give~away.

  38. Rima St.John says:

    Am loving Teri’s treasure chest, so colorful. You bet I’m in a heatwave…whew, but these beachy themes seem to cool me off!! Would love to win this kit, so let’s role the dice once again. Alpha products are ‘the’ best on the net, so unique.

  39. Marcia Greer says:

    Mermaids! oh my. thanks so much for another great chance!!!!

  40. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I see some terrific things in this summer kit. I see some great collage sheets and some pretty metalic colored shells. I like the couple of new Halloween items you showed today. Halloween will be here before you know it.

  41. Lisa Mills says:

    I love it! Such a great giveaway. Count me in please!

  42. I’d love to enter. Thanks!

  43. Thalia Kottke says:

    I love the way she made the box look like wood, great group of things I would love to win.

  44. Debbie says:

    I love all things beach related…we’re now in Ohio, but want to be back by our beloved Pacific Ocean…this kit would help take me there in spirit!

  45. Ginger Iglesias says:

    Fantastic give-away kit! Lets go swimming!

  46. Would love the chance to win beach craft supplies.The laterns with the mermaid. Cute idea! Blue glowing lights are fantastic in the treasure box! This mermaid is crossing her fins to win!

  47. Trish Werther says:

    That pirates treasure is soo cool! Love it!

  48. Carrie says:

    The treasure chest is just fabulous! And this is a perfect giveaway to win so I can make one too! Love it!

  49. Laura Kloth says:

    I love this give away! it is great! I would love to win this! have a blessed day to all!

  50. Diana Kelly says:

    Oh wonderful summer fun. I love the giveaway and could thing of so many things to do with it. I love the treasure box and the woodgrain is so realistic. Wow Teri.

  51. Debbie Rollier says:

    Pick me! pick me! I live on the beach so I love doing the beach scenes for my family.

  52. Love the beach!! Great stuff!
    hugs Karen

  53. Lou Anne says:

    I’ve got my fingers crossed for this one! Mermaids are my favorite thing to make art with.

  54. Susan Stag says:

    Love the combination of beach and Provence… Beautiful!!

  55. Debbie Lynch says:

    No brainier I am so wanting this give-a-way, I just can’t stand it!
    Here is to wishin and hoping.

  56. Michelle B. says:

    I love summer! What a perfect givaway. Love all the fantastic goodies and the awesome projects. Tropical and the macabre are my favorite cards to make – and Alpha Stamps always has the perfect stuff!

  57. Theresa Goldman says:

    The giveaway is awesome as usual. Great job Leslie and gang. Love all the goodies. Oh no, not another order, the horrors, what fun, ha, ha, ha.

  58. Maria says:

    I’d like to win this one. Thanks for having these drawings.

  59. Jackie says:

    Your giveaway is hot hot hot! Just like the weather!

  60. karenladd says:

    Wow, thanks for this giveaway! I am totally in love with all the beachy goodies!

  61. Rise St Arno says:

    This could be the first project for my new studio. Love it!


  62. Jen R says:

    Lovely seaside themes going on here. Thank you for another opportunity to win.

  63. mary mac says:

    I am on vacation now and would love to have this beautiful paper to work on my scrapbook

  64. Donna C says:

    I love, love your Beach Babes. The banner is so cute! Would love to win the goodies.

  65. Jane says:

    Gorgeous kit! Let’s all go to the beach 🙂

  66. Daylan says:

    This is a lovely giveaway! Thank you for yet another opportunity to win.

  67. Debbie Kaste says:

    Love the beachy items! Alpha Stamps products are wonderful:) Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

  68. carol says:

    heat wave on going in mid west too, need cool beach theme to inspire this months ATCs

  69. Kim Reed says:

    Your company has the most unique items to create with mixed media artwork!

  70. Karen Buchanan says:

    That treasure chest is too fun!!

  71. Diane Douglas says:

    Amazing, these Giveaways are getting better and better every week!!! Thanks so much for a chance to win. Love the Treasure Chest….heck love all the projects the Design Team made!!!

    Take care,

  72. Kate says:

    What a splendid giveaway! I love the beach theme! The project is beautiful.

  73. Wendy williams says:

    Beach and Crafts are two of my favorite things

  74. Willow says:

    That’s a GREAT giveaway!!! Good luck everyone…

  75. Holly M says:

    Fabulous give away and even more fabulous artwork from the Design Team.

  76. Pat Houck says:

    I love the summery look of this kit.

  77. McStamper says:

    What great goodies. thanks for the chance to win.

  78. Lorrie Koenig says:

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! Also for all the design team sample ideas. what fun!

  79. Another great giveaway. AS is so generous in their giveaways. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  80. Carolyn says:

    What fun it would be to win and spend a summers day in bliss!

  81. Phyllis Beare says:

    As much as I love the summertime items, I can’t wait to see what’s new for Halloween!

  82. Kathryn says:

    Wow! This would be great!
    Living on the northern California coast where it is foggy and upper 50’s right now… I would love to have a “slight” heatwave about now, ha!

  83. I love your products!!!!

  84. Missy says:

    Love them all! So much fun to plat with and create!

  85. Susanne says:

    As always, so much beautiful.

  86. Jocelyn Knight says:

    I love looking at all the super cool things you all create. I’ve purchased many things from Alpa Stamps, and have created really neat stuff. I’ve been making a series of ocean-themed cards, and most of them are made with products from Alpha Stamps. So, thank you. You stir my imagination, and help me to think outside the box.


    Jocelyn Knight

  87. Beth w says:

    You guys definitely have the best stuff! Love these goodies.I was born in Miami and my parents were from Barbados-the ocean is a big part of my soul.Thanks for a chance to win.

  88. Kay Wilkinson says:

    I’m ready for the beach.

  89. ramona szczerba says:

    Very cool giveaway!

  90. Janet Turner says:

    I’ve used lots of your beach themed papers. I would love to win this giveaway!

  91. Pam Weiler says:

    Thank you for another gun and great giveaway. I keep hoping I will win sometime.

  92. Barbara Rybacki says:

    This beachy collection is so fun & fanciful, I would be doing cartwheels if I were the winner! Alpha’s designers are amazing (Teri Cali’s lantern is gorgeous!) – makes me want to go to my air-conditioned craft room & never come back! Thanks!!

  93. Laura Le says:

    Love the seahorse!

  94. Ann says:

    Oooooh… just seeing all the awesome goodies in this beach-themed giveaway lifts my spirits as I’m caught in this sweltering East coast heat wave! The DT creations are all so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win (keeping my fingers crossed : ) !!

  95. Lori says:

    Love everything! I’ll win one of these some day, thanks for being so generous. ~Lori

  96. Jo says:

    I love the treasure chest! And the treasures of the giveaway are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  97. Luanne Shoup says:

    Loving the beach theme stuff!

  98. Laure Janus says:

    A July Heatwave giveaway? It’s 98 degrees today in Chicago – I’m in! Just thinking about winning is cooling me down, thanks for the chance.

  99. Beth Arp says:

    On this 105 degree day in NJ, I wish I was sitting on the beach, enjoying the water and fresh air. Would love this beach-themed givaway to brighten my day!

  100. elizabeth duke says:

    even though we are in the midst of a heatwave, these beacy themed goodies look cool and tempting!

  101. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    This kit makes me feel so cool, not an easy thing to do with temperatures over 95. I’d love to win this and make lots of nice, beachy art wtih it. What a great way to cool down.

  102. sheila AR says:

    Very cool summer fun to be had…and always love the Pirate stuff, (treasure chest by my definition, ha!)arrrrgh! Thanks for getting the lanterns back in stock so quickly, and for the fab art and giveaways, xo sheila

  103. Ronda Liebert says:

    OMGosh! I love it – I would love to win this!!!!