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Fancy Aunties and Romantic Steampunk!

Filed under Art Deco, Design Team, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale, Steampunk, Tutorials

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply lists for both projects on the new site: Rhea’s Time Discovers Truth, Nichola’s Fancy Aunties Album.

Ooh, two lovely projects by Design Team Members to see today — plus related new items and a related Giveaway!

Let’s start with Rhea’s
Time Discovers Truth 6×6 card. Rhea started off with a base from the Monarch Cherish Varnished Scrapbook Paper (that Rhea grunged up and made good use of its resist properties) and added a distressed 4″ Paper Doily shaped into a flirty little skirt. The rest of her base was completed by edging the card with the Lace Edging Collage Sheets (printed as a transparency) then adding a woman from the Victorian Fashions Collage Sheet and wings from the Time Flies Collage Sheet. And guess what? All of those items are On Sale!

Don’t you love the fun embellishments on the card? The Junkyard Findings – Handles and Turns have to be one of my favorite things to use; they’re beyond versatile! Also versatile to use in a variety of mediums are the Junkyard Findings – Clock Faces.

Here’s a link to Rhea’s full Supply List, and see her blog post here.

And in honor of Rhea’s project, the ENTIRE Steampunk Theme Section is On Sale! And that includes some new paper pads and clock charms and gears — one is shown above (Antique Brass Clock Charm) plus see below for more of the new items.

Moving on to the Fancy Aunties Album by Nichola! I love the mix of vintage photos with the Art Deco-inspired papers from the Couture Collection. And Nichola graciously laid out two collage sheets so you can borrow her Fancy Aunties!

Nichola used the New and On Sale! 8×8 Easel Album as the base for her album. The album is spiral bound, with 6 kraft cardstock pages inside. Plus, triangular, easel-style kraftboard construction allows it to stand independently. And it fits perfectly in the 8×8 Matchbook Box (also new and shown below). See below for more new items in Nichola’s album (all On Sale!) Here’s a link to her supply list plus more info (and lots more beautiful photos) on her blog.

But before you run off and get engrossed in reading either blog post, dont forget the Romantic Steampunk Giveaway, back in stock items, and a recap of Thursday’s newsletter (with a FREE template) — all below.

 Thursday Recap: Ribbon Skirt Tutorial with FREE template!

Ribbon Skirt Tutorial
by Caroline Ouzts-Hay!
(And congratulations to
Kathy for winning the Giveaway!)

Pink Roses Clear Stickers
On Sale!

Mini Butterflies Clear Stickers
On Sale!

What? A new Digital Design Team Member?!
YES! Come and meet Jeanne Draachreider!

——— See More New Stickers ———


 January 23rd Update:
 The Romantic Steampunk
 Giveaway Winner

Hooray! A Romantic Steampunk Giveaway!

In addition to the collage sheets and scrapbook papers (and metal bits and bobs) that Rhea used in her artwork, Miz Meghan added more embellishments in a Steampunk theme (all on sale because of the Steampunk Theme Sale):
Chipboard Die-Cut Sprocket Gears
Clock Face Buttons
Pocket Watch Brads
Rub-Ons – Elements
AND a complete Romantic Women Kit!

Here’s the full list of all the goodies in the Giveaway.

To enter the Romantic Steampunk Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, January 19, 2014).

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 So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Posted by Leslie, January 19th, 2014

137 responses to “Fancy Aunties and Romantic Steampunk!”

  1. Kim B says:

    lots of cool things!

  2. Darlene says:

    Great steampunk stuff. !!

  3. Diane says:

    a generous give-away!

  4. Monica M. says:

    Love Steampunk… Love Romantic Steampunk even more! V-Day ideas are beginning to blossom…

  5. Jamie says:

    Looks good!

  6. Rise St Arno says:

    Women and steam punk, my fave!

  7. Beth says:

    Oh this looks like a super-fun collection! yipee!

  8. Patricia League says:

    Love everything, your blog and projects and of course Alpha stamps!!!

  9. KIM says:

    Another great giveaway.

  10. Debra Gibson says:

    This is so lovely! I would love to make one for myself and have all those pretty’s to play with! I hope its my turn to win !! Thanks for the chance to win !

  11. Debra Gibson says:

    Just in case , this is my email address! I hope I win !!

  12. This collection would be amazing to add to my stash! Steampunk is one of my favorites and I do too little of it. Thanks for this opportunity. I love me some Alpha Stamps!

  13. Sandy says:

    Your projects are wonderful!

  14. Lori Devoux says:

    I just adore this. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  15. Susan Gunter says:

    Oh how fun!

  16. Virginia Smith says:

    Steampunk is one of my favorite genres! I’d love to win this kit.

  17. sheila AR says:

    All fired up now, steampunk and romantic ladies, just the thing for the winter blahs! Thanks Leslie!

  18. Trish Werther says:

    Lot’s of neat goodies!

  19. Marge Peck says:


  20. Marge Peck says:

    Need it!

  21. Conchi says:

    Looks wonderful!
    I really need this stuff!!!!

  22. Marilyn H says:

    I love steampunk! Love the two projects too!

  23. Blair Lowery says:

    Another give away, another try

  24. Jennifer says:

    cool! I hope I win!

  25. Alexandria says:

    Love it, love it, love it. Haven’t had steam punk yet.

  26. marge says:

    very very cool……looks great!

  27. Kathy Cabble says:

    I really want to win this. Please pick me!

  28. Nelda Johnson says:

    Wow, more great projects and a super giveaway!

  29. Holly Day says:

    Very cool–hope I win!

  30. Carolyn Summers says:

    Romantic steampunk…what a terrific prize this would be. I love all of the elements and the collage sheet offered.

    Congrats to Jeanne D as a member of your Digital Team.

  31. Rhonda Cable says:

    A wonderful giveaway…full of all my favs!

  32. Amanda Miller says:

    So many neat goodies! Love all the gears.

  33. Laurie Davis says:

    what a fabulous gift package! would love to win this one!!

  34. Emily N. says:

    Steampunk is one of my favorite themes!

  35. Steam punk is my favorite!

  36. Karen Crowder says:

    Ah, romance! Wishing it for me!

  37. Pam P says:

    Very cool goodies!!

  38. Karen says:

    I’m just getting into Steampunk and this would be a great addition to my collection. It looks like lots of fun goodies – love to win this giveaway!

  39. Bonnie Schulte says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win. Love it all!!! This would be so much fun to create with.

  40. Laura says:

    Always amazing, would love to win this, thank you for the chance!

  41. Diane Douglas says:

    Romantic Steampunk what a great combination. Great Give-away and thanks for a chance to win it all.

    Take care

  42. Me Pugh says:

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas! Steampunk is always fun, funky, and energizing to create!

  43. Christine Shook says:

    Fabulous giveaway!! Love it!!

  44. Penny Shukan says:

    Fabulous package of just the kind of stuff I like to play with!

  45. Ann says:

    Oh my! What a fun idea to combine the Romantic ladies with Steampunk edginess!! AS, you’re the BEST!! Love Rhea’s cool card and the awesome album by Nichola. I see hours of creative fun ahead with all these inspired designs–and wouldn’t it just be the bees knees to win the giveaway to get me started! : )

  46. Such very cool stuff!!!

  47. Kathy Bumb says:

    Gorgeous collection as usual!!! Love your store.

  48. Lorna Dufrane says:

    All looks great, would love to play with it.

  49. Kim Rayko says:

    Wicked Awesome Steampunk!!

  50. carol says:

    Romantic Steampunk YES YES It is my turn to win please

  51. Kathleen Johnson says:

    Love this! Love the ladies, love the steampunk, love your stuff! And would love to win!

  52. Mary Mac says:

    Steampunk is my middle name and I love all the beautiful pieces with this giveaway

  53. Carrie Monnier-Cummings says:

    Steampunk! Love it all!

  54. Jen R says:

    Lovely giveaway, thank you for sharing!

  55. Mary-Ann says:

    Steampunk is my favorite!

  56. Sandy Holva says:

    OMG! Want to win this one for sure!

  57. Elizabeth DelValle says:

    Oh my, the Fancy aunties look a lot like my grandmother’s old photos of her and her sisters. 🙂

  58. Love, love the Romantic Steam punk look!,, thank you for sharing.

  59. vivienne says:

    Really love these images.New member!

  60. Lou Anne says:

    I love the idea of fancy aunties and I love steampunk! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  61. Lorna says:

    Another fun giveaway – love all the little extra pieces in this.

  62. Marcie says:

    Fancy Aunties is a good name, lovely goods!

  63. Traci says:

    Steampunk is my favorite hope to win!!

  64. joann west… says:

    Love it, love it,love it…makes me smile….

  65. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh I hope I win this giveaway, I love doing things with steampunk images and bits.

  66. Marianne says:

    Another great giveaway!

  67. Edith says:

    love to win Thank’s

  68. Monica Lore says:

    Oh, I love these Steampunk goodies – lots of fun elements!

  69. Luanne Shoup says:

    Love the gears! Steampunk theme is one of my faves!

  70. Donna Scobey says:

    All those wonderful steampunk goodies!

  71. Mary Toriello says:

    Haven’t won yet , but I’ll keep on trying

  72. Lynn Fox says:

    If ever I won a giveaway, I’d faint…truly! And I’ve never fainted yet! But what an awesome giveaway! Thanks, AlphaStamps for another chance!


    Love your give-aways . . . always so generous!

  74. Linda Ellis says:

    I have so many aunts who could go into this project! Linda E.

  75. Robin Parker says:

    Love this….can think of a lot of projects to do if I win…

  76. Beth Jones says:

    What a lovely packet!! Love your generosity!

  77. Paula Sorensen says:

    Love steampunk. They even have steampunk novels! How glorious is that. Wonderful giveaway.

  78. Diane Dainis says:

    Great giveaway! Beautiful papers as usual.

  79. Juanita M says:

    Steampuck, seems to becoming a basic theme these days…looks like it will be this us for awhile.

  80. Janet Turner says:

    Love this giveaway!

  81. Patricia Molnar (artjunkie2) says:

    What a fabulous give-away!!!! Look at all of the amazing embelishments!! I love Steampunk!! Thank you so much for the chance to win this amazing prize!!

  82. Marcia says:

    I so look forward to Sunday mornings due to Alpha!!!!!!

  83. Pam S says:

    Wow! What a beautifully curated collection. I love Steampunk! Thanks for sharing Rhea and Miz Meghan.

  84. Karen N says:

    What is not to love about this giveaway. Love Steampunk…love romance…great combination. The embellishments are to die for!

  85. Lori Belmont says:

    Love the steampunk elements! Ihave lots of ideas.

  86. Karen F says:

    Yeah! Another chance to win and something to look forward to — great for my mental health

  87. Darlene Propp says:

    I love everything steampunk! Yeah!

  88. Laura says:

    Great giveaway!!

  89. Terry McMullen says:

    Wonderful giveaway!!

  90. Debbie Rollier says:

    I love it all, it would be a great prize.

  91. Fancy, fancy, love it!

  92. Kathi R says:

    I adore anything Steampunk!

    What a great giveaway!

  93. Honey says:

    Love the steampunk theme. Crosses fingers.

  94. 2amscrapper says:

    great new assortment to win! Love the Fancy Aunties idea–I have many photos of my fancy aunties to incorporate into your designs.

  95. Sandra Lee says:

    love steampunk! would love to win…

  96. Ann says:

    Wonderful assortment of steampuk and Romance, I would love to win Thanks.

  97. Lori Turner says:

    You have such awesome giveaways! Would love to win this and start making steampunk art! Blessings, Lori

  98. Vickie Fore says:

    Love the steampunk items but the Fancy Aunties are fabulous.

  99. Michele says:

    Love it! What an awesome steampunk collection!

  100. LoriSW says:

    Love these embellishments!

  101. Rae Higgins says:

    The Fancy Aunties are awesome!

  102. Helen Potter says:

    Love this giveaway. And I agree, the Fancy Aunties are great!

  103. Noreen says:

    The Fancy Aunties collage sheets are a kick! Love it!

  104. Carmen Willis says:

    Love the junk yard findings. What a great way to reflect back in time with steampunk and all the goodies in this giveaway!

  105. Cristine D. says:

    Wow, what a great-looking set of Steampunkery! I would LOVE to be your random winner!

  106. Christie says:

    Charming goodies.

  107. Leslie Hanson says:

    I’m feeling lucky!!

  108. Myownplace says:

    Fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  109. Sylvia L. says:

    I’ve never done any steampunk designs, but these projects make me want to try!

  110. Kathy h says:

    Me! Me! Me!

  111. marybeth says:

    I love the romantic and steampunk combo

    misaacmom at gmail dot com

  112. Alice Gatto says:

    I have just begun to try the steampunk style of design and love the examples you have given.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  113. trish tokar says:

    love steampunk! ::fingers crossed i win!!::

  114. Jane Thomas says:

    I haven’t tried this style so with these goodies, I could get to make something steampunk.

  115. Sandi Cotroneo says:

    This would give me a great chance to try my hand at creating Steampunk!

  116. wonderful supplies and ideas

  117. Jen says:

    Love the steam punk theme…and the fancy aunts…adorable!

  118. susan schultheis says:

    Steampunk is just so much fun to play with. Would love to win the great giveaway above. Thank You!

  119. Daylan says:

    Thank you for yet another great opportunity!

  120. Thalia Kottke says:

    Oooh, pick me pick me, I love it.

  121. Sharon Clabaugh says:

    I’m drooling at all this “stuff.” Love steampunk.

  122. Heather C. says:

    Pretty – another great giveaway!

  123. Hello! Love, love the industrial age of steam punk! Hope the design team is having happy scrappy day! Love the art need a cart to haul the nifty , thrifty art supplies! I am poet sure I know it!

  124. I’m having fun with the January ladies kit and this giveaway would add to the fun.

  125. Ginger Benedict says:

    Happy to see Steampunk is still strong. Love the look!

  126. Shane says:

    WOW this is fabulous I would really really love to win this Giveaway. Very hard to find beautiful creative pieces like this.
    Thank you!!

  127. I would Love to win this, I love it so much !
    thanks for the opportunity !

  128. Holly M. says:

    Wow. This is a great giveaway! Alpha Stamps rocks.

  129. It’s very nice of you to keep doing this for your customers. Thank you.

  130. Judy Northrup says:

    I love Steampunk and would love to win this!!!

  131. P boszko says:

    What a great give away…as usual thanks for the opportunity!

  132. Nellie Cotnam says:

    nice project – hope I win

  133. Miss Iowa says:

    Pick me! Pick me! (Shameless self-promotion…)

  134. Marla B says:

    Me too! Me too! I don’t want to miss this chance🆒

  135. taradid says:

    Loving the gears & the wonderful fiddly bits! Thanks for putting together such an awesome giveaway!

  136. Karen Mallory says:

    Would love to win!!