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Adorn Your House or Adorn Yourself + A Giveaway!

Filed under Design Team, Featured Artwork, Gargoyles, Giveaways, Halloween, Jewelry, Newsletters, Sale

September has been a banner month for artwork from the Design Team. And today there’s glittery gargoyle bunting by Nichola Battilana and some gorgeous faux mercury glass pendants by Rhea Freitag! (And although the projects are very different in theme, I’ve managed to pull together a Giveaway that not only includes goodies from both projects, but also has some new papers with spicy Autumn colors.)

Here’s an short introduction by Nichola for her bunting (using the On Sale! Gargoyle Front View Die-Cut Chipboard):

Not everyone loves glitter, some people loath the stuff, but I do. I adore glitter. I put it on all possible things. My husband often leaves for work with tiny sparkles stuck to his cheek. It’s a sickness really. As soon as I saw those gargoyle shapes I knew they were destined to be glammed. These weren’t boring grey stone gargoyles, they were fancy French glittery gargoyles! If you want to add sparkle to your gargoyles I suggest painting a base colour as close as possible to your glitter colour. In doing this you can get away with using far less (leaving you more for other projects!). Also, be sure to paint both the front and back of your chipboard shapes to help avoid curling.

More photos of Nichola’s glittery creation are in the Gallery.

Then moving on to Rhea’s amazing jewelry. (That woman is so talented!) Rhea created so many beautiful pieces (in a recent class she took) that Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers)
has written a whole blog post as an introduction.

I’ll just briefly mention that I did include one of the On Sale! Antique Silver Quan Yin Charms (and a bit of rhinestone chain) in case you want to try your hand at the “Adorned Relic” shown at left.

And components from both of these art projects are included in today’s Giveaway! See below for more details and how to enter the drawing. Plus, below the Giveaway info, there are some brightly-hued new papers, and some (long-missing) back in stock items.


Yay! An Adorn Yourself Giveaway! Actually, enough goodies here to make a bunting like Nichola’s to adorn your house, too. And some jewelry/charm baubles if you’d like to adorn yourself:

Antique Pewter Oval Locket
25x18mm Resin Skeleton Woman Cameo
Antique Brass Eiffel Tower Charms – Large
Large Fleur de Lys with Loop On Sale!
Antique Silver Quan Yin Charm On Sale!
2mm Rhinestone Chain – Topaz
Bronze Feathered Wings
White Turquoise Skull Beads On Sale!
5mm Yellow Eye Stickers On Sale!
Mixed Flat Back Pearls

Double Dot Vintage Burnt Orange Scrapbook Paper New and On Sale!
Double Dot Vintage Ocean Scrapbook Paper New and On Sale!
Gargoyle Front View Die-Cut Chipboard On Sale!
Happy Haunting – Eerie Brocade Scrapbook Paper On Sale!
Thrilling – Antidote Bats Scrapbook Paper On Sale!
Happy Haunting – Full Moon Scrapbook Paper On Sale!
Halloween Cardstock Pack On Sale!

Double Dot Vintage Ocean Scrapbook PaperCollage Sheets:
Paris Postcards – Color Collage Sheet
Paris Post Collage Sheet
Cemetery Collage Sheet On Sale!
Halloween Words Collage Sheet On Sale!

Black Seam Binding On Sale!
Cream Seam Binding
Happy Halloween Twill Tape On Sale!
Black and White Mini Gingham Check Ribbon On Sale!
Noxious Fumes Fiber Set On Sale!

To enter the Adorn Yourself Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment below on this blog post by midnight, September 27, 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 So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

Posted by Leslie, September 26th, 2013

94 responses to “Adorn Your House or Adorn Yourself + A Giveaway!”

  1. Kim Rayko says:

    Wicked Awesome!! + Just in time for Halloween!

  2. Would love to win this great give-a-way. This inspires me to keep creating wonderful Halloween jewelry and gems.

    Thanks for the opportunity.


  3. Holly Day says:

    What a fab assortment! Hope I win!

  4. Rose Cavalli says:

    Great combo –thanks again for another Halloween giveaway!

  5. Linda K says:

    wow, what a great giveaway..thanks for the opportunity.

  6. Donna Luncford says:

    I just want to add glitter to those gargoyles!

  7. Savyon says:

    I LOVE these – brilliant!

  8. Karen Crowder says:

    Going batty for this giveaway!!!!!

  9. kathi schaffer says:

    what gorgeous papers and ribbon!!

  10. Sylvia L. says:

    There’s some gorgeous items in this giveaway, and I love the gargoyle bunting!

  11. Mary Mac says:

    Love adding glitter to my projects. Love all the black and white ribbon for this giveaway.

  12. Heather Reed says:

    I don’t know how I existed so long without knowing about your awesome company!?! I can’t wait to get started 🙂

  13. Traci says:

    Wow!! I never win anything but I love to respond as Alpha Stamps gives the best giveaways. I love all the creative items you sell.

  14. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love your great tutorials by your talented artists. Your store is also fantastic. You have such a great selection.

  15. joy says:

    Fabulous projects from your designers! I would love to win this wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

  16. JeanFB says:

    What fabulous projects! I love the glittered gargoyles flying over the vintage scenes. Thanks for a chance at such a great giveaway!

  17. Robin Venecia says:

    I get inspired every time I view your site! Thanks for all the lovely ideas and fun! Would love to play with the items in this giveaway!

  18. Marilyn H says:

    Please enter me!

  19. Karen says:

    Fun stuff! Pick me!!!

  20. Ann C says:

    These items would make for an awesome crafty weekend!

  21. Barbara Ramey says:

    Another winner givaway. would love to win!

  22. Kathi R says:

    Fabulous projects and a fabulous giveaway!

    Thanks for the chance to win it.

  23. mamakeegs says:

    some great stuff…..Thanks you guys….

  24. Carrie says:

    Waiting on my order to come in to start on my bunting using the gargoyles-hadn’t thought about glitter! Will definitely be adding it to a couple. And the jewelry components are amazing.

  25. Diana Kelly says:

    Oh how fun. I love the projects. Thanks again for the giveaway.

  26. Liz Lacey says:

    Oh, would love to win these. We are obsessed with ghosts, goblins and everything Halloween

  27. Sandra Lee says:

    I love the projects. Life long fan of gargoyles – visited Europe just to see on the cathedrals. How fun to incorporate into my decor! Thanks for all the beauty on your site.

  28. Loretta says:

    So many creative ideas. I’m just amazed.

  29. Jane T says:

    What a giveaway!!! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  30. Lisa Abate says:

    Wicked cool Halloween stuff! Great kit to win!

  31. My Dad was born in Paris, France! Would love to win the Paris and Halloween craft goodies! I am wishing myself good luck! Hope to win!

  32. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    More Halloween, it’s going to be a very good Halloween
    Thanks for the giveaways.

  33. Pam Weiler says:

    So many goodies. Your giveaways are fantastic. Thank you for your generosity. I would love to win.

  34. Kathy says:

    Another wonderful giveaway.

  35. Rose says:

    Love these! What fun!

  36. Carmen Willis says:

    My favorite time of the year! I’m lov’in all the Halloween goodies. You put me in the mood! Great Giveaway!

  37. kim says:

    I go batty thinking about winning this give away.

  38. chark says:

    You really have the coolest bits and pieces to create with!

  39. Lou Anne says:

    There aren’t any bats in my belfry…yet.
    I have my fingers crossed!

  40. angelic says:

    Great kit and thank you for all the great Halloween craft ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Brenda Lubrant says:

    Each week your designers create more and more outstanding art. I love the dot paper and the beautiful charms in this giveaway.

  42. sheila AR says:

    Cool assortment to embellish various ongoing projects with! Thanks, Leslie!!

  43. KimMJ says:

    What a great giveaway! LOVE your products, especially all of the Halloween goodies! Your have some really talented designers as well. Love looking at the gallery to see what is new.

    Thanx so much for the chance to win! 🙂


  44. Faith says:

    Spookilious! Gorgeous gargoyles!
    Divine Quan Yin!

  45. This is an AWESOME giveaway – you guys have the BEST stuff 🙂

  46. Kris Gruben says:

    Fabulous giveaway, but even better great ideas for new creations!! Love it!!

  47. Sharon Kaczorowski says:

    Great give away! Love the set.

  48. Kate says:

    This bunting is stunning! I love the gargoyles. A very inspiring make.

  49. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    Love it !!

  50. Leslie Combs says:

    You have the coolest stuff ever! Thank you for all of the inspiration!

  51. June says:

    Awesome and Wicked! Love to win this, thanks for the chance.

  52. An interesting assortment!

  53. Maggie M says:

    I am so Halloween decoration-deficit, I could really use the goodies in this giveaway! I love the jewelry by Rhea and the Gargoyle bunting project. So many terrific ideas. Crossing my fingers, eyes and toes for this one, LOL

  54. love to enter as always!

  55. Edith says:

    gargoyles and paris! my fav’s

  56. Melody B says:

    Ooo, I love those glittered gargoyles!

  57. Laura Kloth says:

    I love Gargoyles! I would love to win this! it is so cute!

  58. Sharon Bolmey says:

    Awesome giveaway!!

  59. Mandy says:

    OMG! I’m in heaven! I hope I win! It’s another great giveaway.

  60. Mary Welter says:

    Gotta love Halloween and yes, I’d use a lot of glitter on this project too. Looks like loads of fun.

  61. DebbieK says:

    Alpha Stamps have such great products. Sure would love to win your give-away. Thanks for the chance!

  62. Janet Turner says:

    I would love to win this!

  63. Carol Slowik says:

    Freaky!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win this one!

  64. Shari Czerwinski says:

    Absolutely love this 🙂 Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  65. Willow says:

    With great products you get great projects and the two above are great examples of that!!! Thanks for another great give-away!

  66. Jackie says:

    Great assortment-hope I win!

  67. Leslie Hanson says:

    I love to adorn!!

  68. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Yummy!!! Love the skeleton cameo and the rest of the goodies!!!

  69. Ronda Liebert says:

    Treat or Treat! I want some eyecandy. Thank you very much.

  70. Diane Douglas says:

    Love the projects made with all the giveaway items.

    Thanks again for another great giveaway and a chance to win.

    Take care

  71. Darlene Propp says:

    What fun it would be to create something or many somethings with the wonderful goodies in this giveaway!

  72. Rise St Arno says:

    Gargoyles, they’re not just for Halloween anymore!

  73. Beth WGA says:

    I’d be ecstatic to win such a wonderful prize. That banner would look perfect hanging from my mantle. Thanks you for a chance to win.

  74. Laura says:

    What an amazing prize!!
    I especially really love the wings charm, I have a necklace I have been thinking of for quite awhile that that would be perfect for! Thank you for the chance to win so many amazing things!

  75. Sue Chesley says:

    What a generous giveaway! Thank you for a chance to win some really fun stuff…I’ve got my fingers crossed

  76. Ohhh wow i love this giveaway….thanks for a chance to win this great stuff

  77. Miss Iowa says:

    I’m feeling kind of blah this week; I could use some adornment. 🙂

  78. Ritva says:

    thanks for a chance to win, even if I dont, thanks for those great ideas!

  79. ratgirl says:

    Could this assortment *be* more up my alley? 🙂 It’s just perfect!

  80. Joyce Vito says:

    Simply gorgeous projects! Exceptionally well done.

  81. Honey S says:

    Love the projects!

  82. Dawn M. Furie says:

    I love Halloween…more goodies to peak my creativity!

  83. Debra Gibson says:

    I would so love to get in on this! Nice Giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win !

  84. Jen R says:

    I love the glittery gargoyles! What a perfect Halloween display option. Thank you for the opportunity to win the awesome adornment giveaway!

  85. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    More Halloween! Love the new give-away and would love to win it.

  86. Tanya says:

    you guys just have the BEST give-aways!

  87. jo says:

    Love the glittery gargoyles! Perfect Halloween window treatment – dark silhouettes from the outside and sparkly fun on the inside!

  88. Jean Marshall says:

    Halloween isn’t just for children. Grown-ups like me need to celebrate by playing with all AlphaStamps’ goodies.

  89. Lots more fun, fun stuff!!

  90. Donna Kebel says:

    Just love all the ideas, papers and supplies. Halloween is really great!

  91. Phyllis B. says:

    I could have so much fun with this giveaway!

  92. Susan S. says:

    Halloween giveaways are the best! Love the gargoyles!

  93. Mary Toriello says:

    Wonderful giveaway ! Would love to win this one.