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Maritime Collection (+Vintage Voyage Kit & Giveaway!)

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, Sale, Swaps, Vintage Voyage Kit

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 list items from Kristin’s project that are still available on the new site.

It’s almost April, and time to announce a new monthly theme and kit: Vintage Voyage — but not necessarily the chic Art Deco voyage you might expect. Instead we’re in the 1910-15 timeframe, the era of Edwardian fashion and the Titanic.

The kit includes 3 sheets of scrapbook paper from the New Maritime Collection, 3 new collage sheets (including a sheet with miniature book covers for creating a travel album), lots of little envelopes for stashing treasures in the pages of your album (like that cute diagonal stripe kraft envelope at right), die-cut sand dollars, and a coordinating set of fibers for binding your album (perfect for adding some seashell charms or even real seashells).

The adorable Mini Travel Album, at right, is by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel (with pages cut from the Maritime Collection scrapbook papers — and sized to match the larger covers from the New Travel Album Covers Collage Sheet — also included in the kit). Here’s a link to her full supply list. More photos are on Kristin’s blog. More photos are also in the Gallery. Note: more artwork will be added to the Gallery throughout the month.

More info on the Travel Album Covers Collage Sheet: 3 covers are large enough to be covers for a book of ATCs, and the larger, wide, blue covers (the ones Kristin used) can accommodate all the sizes of envelopes included in this kit (like those tiny square glassine envelopes on another page from Kristin’s album, shown at right).

And, in honor of this month’s theme, I’ve put the ENTIRE Beach Theme Section On Sale! That’s a HUGE section including charms, papers, rubber stamps, (a lot of) collage sheets… catch it quick as the sale ends April 13th.

And, Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay is hosting a related swap! More info is in the Yahoo Group.

Beside more new goodies related to the theme, see below for info about today’s Giveaway!


Hooray for the April Vintage Voyage Kit Giveaway!

Wow! Not only is there an:
April Vintage Voyage Kit
– (plus the New Hobble Skirts Collage Sheet),
– and ALL 6 of the Scrapbook Papers from the New Maritime Collection
– (and all of the MANY beachy collage sheets Design Team Member Kristin Batsel used in her Mini Travel Album)
– but also the beach-themed charms Kristin used (see pics above in the “new” section plus also a Brass Ship Wheel and Small Brass Starfish),
– the New Wooden Album Covers,
– the back in stock Gold Shell Dresden Border Strips,
– an on sale Deco Swimmer Rubber Stamp
– and some extra fibers from the on sale The Sea Fiber Set!

To enter the April Vintage Voyage Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, March 30, 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!

Hey, who won the Purple and Gold Giveaway? That would be Lori Wilczek! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, March 30th, 2014

142 responses to “Maritime Collection (+Vintage Voyage Kit & Giveaway!)”

  1. Lynn Stevens says:

    Great collection, makes me long for those hot summer days!

  2. Kris Martinez says:

    Wow! Really fun mini album and great giveaway!

  3. Virginia S. says:

    This collection looks like lots of fun to play with! I would love to win it.

  4. Maryanne says:

    What a fantastic collection! Love the mini album!

  5. Conchi says:

    The Maritime Boussole Scrapbook Paper is simply beautiful! I love it!

  6. Liane Ceglar says:

    another great Giveaway….maybe I will get lucky this time, love the mini album !!
    Liane 🙂

  7. joann west says:

    Great items. I love anything sea….

  8. Carol Slowik says:

    Living in the copper country of Michigan on lake superior this kit would be absolutely perfect for my crafting! Thank you for the chance to win it!

  9. MargieD says:

    What a fab mini travel album! I would love to win this great giveaway with the wonderful hobble skirts collage sheet. Margie

  10. Janet says:

    OMG! I love this mini!

  11. Emily N. says:

    Love all the sea inspired stuff!

  12. Gilda says:

    Love this collection and the album is great. Thanks for your wonderful give aways.

  13. Maritime Voyage WOW I would love to win this Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. coco says:

    Love this great giveaway on the seaside theme, lovely stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Sail Ho! Fun collection :-).

  16. Christy Parr says:

    What a clever idea! Makes me dream of an ocean voyage, sitting in a deck chair with sea air all about. Alas, the sea of corn fields will have to do.

  17. Ann Waldron says:

    This looks to be a fabulous collection and I would love to have it. Frankly, being as broke as I am – struggle to just make rent – almost evicted twice in the last 4 months – it would be just lovely to get a little something just for me! I could definitely use a pick me up. My art has kept me sane through this difficult time!! So I would just love getting a little something just for me and just for FUN! Thanks!

  18. angelic says:

    This is a beautiful collection. This would be a fun collection to play with, thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Gail Klein says:

    An exciting assortment! Love the mini album and the thoughts of summer!

  20. Lorna says:

    Love this Edwardian themed giveaway and projects! So many fun things to play with.

  21. Janet Turner says:

    I love Summer beach themes. What a fun giveaway.

  22. barbara macaskill says:

    Oh my! What a wonderful theme!! Makes me wish for a shore vacation to get me away from this yucky winter that just doesn’t want to let go! Love the sea fibers and the seashells, envelopes and wooden book covers are all such wonderful items to create with! While I sit here in a sea of snow I will dream of sitting on the seashore with a good book and a cool drink! Thank you for putting together such a wonderful selection off goodies for one lucky mermaid to win!

  23. judy golden says:

    I was born and raised by the sea, this brings back a lot of fun memories of playing on the beach and putting my toes in the water.

  24. Sieglinde Nix says:

    Love, love the vintage looks, wee envies and colors!

  25. Mary Jochems says:

    Love the new collection!

  26. Sandy Holva says:

    Ship Ahoy! A must have for sure.

  27. Stefanie says:

    Wow! This looks like a fab kit! Nice to see a different era too. Would love to win but have enjoyed seeing this anyway :o)

  28. bobbie says:

    This is SO right up my alley!! Wonderful kit & giveaway ~ thanks for the chance to win!!

  29. Kathy Bunb says:

    Love this new collection and the Maritime pictures are beautiful. Love your great store!!!!

  30. carol says:

    I really prefer this Edwardian look over big skirts and bustles. love to win

  31. Linda Ellis says:

    Oh, I could sink my teeth into this one! (pun intended)

  32. Karen says:

    Oh my!!! This reminds me of my great grandmother’s scrapbook (which I have!) – it would be so much fun to play with this collection.

  33. Carolyn S says:

    Vintage Sea — a popular theme and your kit would make a lovely prize to create a fun project.

  34. Natalie says:

    LOVE this new collection!! can’t wait to get into it! Thanks!

  35. Debbie Riley says:

    Edwardian maritime travel. One of my favorite eras. Such beautiful designs. Thank you for the chance to win.

  36. Arlene Wheeler says:


  37. Michele Biondolillo says:

    Take me away to a simpler time!

  38. Noreen says:

    I love the travel album. It would be a fun place to journalize a trip.

  39. Sheree says:

    OH…this kit makes me think…SPRING/SUMMER…warmth!! Love the beach… Thank you for the opportunities you give to win these wonderful kits!!!!

  40. Karen Crowder says:

    This “vintage” crafter would feel lucky to get this.

  41. What a wonderful giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  42. Pam Weiler says:

    This is a great giveaway. I truly hope I win!!

  43. Victoria K says:

    What a totally amazing kit! The travel album is awesome. Looks like creative heaven!!

  44. Willow says:

    Great collection giveaway thanks alpha stamps!

  45. Rae Higgins says:

    Love the mini travel album!

  46. teri steele says:

    I really love this theme. The travel book is gorgeous! Great work Kristen.

  47. oh- to be on a vintage voyage or otherwise right now would be lovely!! Great theme!

  48. Diane Douglas says:

    Love all the Vintage Images in this Kit. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

    Take care all,

  49. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I love the sea theme. Love making mermaid cards. Another great giveaway. Thanks.

  50. sheila AR says:

    Kristen’s album is a feast for the eyes! Love this giveaway…and the wooden album, fun! Thanks alpha!

  51. Debbie Emmons says:

    Good Day Mate! Love this collection. Thanks for the chance to win!

  52. PurpleFigment says:

    What gorgeous papers and ephemera. I especially like the Maritime Voilier Scrapbook Paper. It’s a wonderful collage of the theme.

  53. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I’m all packed and ready to win this awesome giveaway.

  54. Alice says:

    Love this give away….what a sweet album!

  55. April says:

    I love the maritime theme!

  56. Jen R says:

    So much seaside fun!

  57. Sokat says:

    Such a cute collection…

  58. Jenny S. says:

    Beautiful collection, I love to travel this would make a very nice collection. Thank you.

  59. Sandy says:

    Sooooo… ready for a beach theme.

  60. SHEILA says:

    Love this kit. Would so love to go to the beach

  61. Me Pugh says:

    April is the best time for a trip – the items are adorable.

  62. DebR says:

    Great new theme and a very generous giveaway, thanks for the opportunity!

  63. LeAnn says:

    Love the seaside theme.

  64. Joan Blackwood says:

    I have never entered before but love to look at the giveaways over and over. What talent

  65. Ruth Ann says:

    Please let me sail away.

  66. Lou Anne says:

    I love what you’ve put together for this kit! I really hope my luck is good!

  67. Mary Mac says:

    Heading to the beach in two weeks, great papers for my photo journal.

  68. Carrie Monnier-Cummings says:

    What a great collection of beach things! Maybe it will bring on warm weather too..

  69. Gwen Delmore says:

    I love making travel journals, and would love to make one with this kit!

  70. Janna Shwaiko says:

    This would be an awesome kit for celebrating my 25th Anniversary with my husband on a cruise! Very awesome!

  71. Maura says:

    Once again, you have chosen such wonderful goodies for your give-away. Thanks!

  72. Diana Kelly says:

    I have been dreaming of the sea! What a great kit. I would love to win this. Thank you for the wonderful giveaways

  73. There is so much to explore within this kit …. incredible fun.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this.

  74. Carmen Willis says:

    This travel kit giveaway reminds me of my mother traveling to Italy to visit my grandparents back in the day. I loved seeing the vintage airmail envelopes and stamps from Rome, Venice and Naples. Would love to win this giveaway!

  75. Melissa Davis-Bourque says:

    Super cool giveaway!

  76. Sharon Kaczorowski says:

    Great kit!

  77. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Fun, fun, fun. Could be useful to add to my collection of altered travel books.

  78. Laura says:

    Wow! What a wonderful collection, gorgeous as always!

  79. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Yes, please! This one! I had a multitude of ideas after the first glance 🙂

  80. Joe says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. Anneke says:

    Awesome giveaway! I love the charms and the paper with maps and … So inspiring, thanks for the chance to win!!!

  82. Luise Cameron says:

    I am going to place an order. If I win I can always use doubles as I do
    so many sea projects. Would love to do one for myself and one to give as a gift. Outstanding.

  83. cher s says:

    just gorgeous!!!! again!

  84. DianeD says:

    Perfect with summer coming!

  85. Blair Lowery says:

    Another fab collection.

  86. Bon voyage looks great especially with a pending snow storm tomorrow.Oh well more time to create.

  87. Marcia says:

    Just in time for summer anticipation

  88. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, what a gorgeous collection of maritime goodness! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  89. shartl says:

    Oh wow, I love this giveaway collection! Those little kraft bags and the nautical charms are so fun!

  90. marge says:

    My luck is the worst. Hope this changes it. Could really use some new inspiration.

  91. Kay Mitchell says:

    OMG – this is absolutey beautiful and as a Floridian, I would love to work with! Thanks for all the beautiful things you bring to us!

  92. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Love the sea and all things that go with it

  93. karenladd says:

    This is an awesome giveaway! Loving the nautical theme and colors and would really enjoy using these for cards, ATCs and layouts!

  94. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    I just found this site today and am very excited about the wide variety of offerings!

  95. melody says:

    Ooooh, I looove this kit!!

  96. michele s says:

    oo-wee please pick me! i love this giveaway kit. so intriguing! happy week… M

  97. Debi W says:

    What a fabulous kit. I would love to win it. I hope you pick me!

  98. GREAT kit! Another wonderful creative Giveaway! 🙂

  99. Rose Lewis says:

    Just love the coastal theme!

  100. Miss Iowa says:

    I love this time era. The fashions were beautiful and society was heading into a pivotal time in history. Great topic for arting.

  101. Sea, beach, my favorite theme and I love making books of all types.

  102. Carol Feiner says:

    Anchors aweigh! I love all things marine!

  103. Traci says:

    I love the beach theme great giveaway.

  104. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your new Voyage Kit Giveaway!!

  105. yvette leblanc says:

    love it!!

  106. I can smell the sea air, m m m m What a lovely seaside book, and vintage too! What a wonderful kit for spring.

  107. Pam S says:

    This is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  108. Mary Toriello says:

    I need to go on this voyage!

  109. Kim B says:

    Thanks for the chance.

  110. LoriSW says:

    Perfect way to wash away the winter blues! Little books are so fun to make!

  111. Holly Day says:

    Wish I would have thought of making something like this when I went on vacation a couple of weeks ago! Awesome collection of items and project ideas!

  112. Laura says:

    Wonderful giveaway!

  113. Debbie Rollier says:

    Ocean, take me away!

  114. Judy Ross says:

    Love this collection!

  115. Jo says:

    Love the beach theme!
    Hope to win this giveaway!
    Happy Spring!

  116. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love the beautiful collection. Sure hope to win.

  117. Hannah Foss says:

    Awesome collection !!

  118. Julie F. says:

    What a great giveaway! I love the album that Kristin made.

  119. Gerri herbst says:

    Would love to sail away with this giveaway to an artful island!

  120. M White says:

    Way cool. Love the bathing beauties.

  121. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    F-a-b-u-l-o-u-s collection of maritime goodness.

  122. Jen says:

    Love the collage sheets and the shell motif!

  123. Marla B says:

    Yo Ho-Yo Ho & Anchors away-
    Hope this is my lucky day!

  124. Tara says:

    Love the Maritime theme. Cool water & bright sun 🙂

  125. Donna Meyers says:

    The nautical themed package will set me ready for summer,
    It will take me that long to do all the gorgeous items you have.

  126. Shannon C. says:

    Thanks for sharing Gus,Irene, Maddie, and Al, and all of your fun tips with washi tape and hole reinforcements!

  127. Gina Goodling says:

    I have set my sails high, hoping to win this nautical themed package! So very creative and enticing!!!

  128. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love the collage sheets in this kit and also I love the little sea embellishments.

  129. I love this whole set. Vintage beach is so much fun!

  130. I think this is simply beautiful !! I just love it, Love everything you come out with !! I WANT IT badly !!
    Thanks so much

  131. April Dudko says:

    Beach themes are a favorite of mine! Love the papers and the new collage sheets. Thanks for the chance to win!

  132. Rosie V. says:

    Yeah for Spring, but Summer can’t be far behind!! This collection is super sunny!
    Thanks for such wonderful ideas and opportunities.

  133. Wendy says:

    What a great collection! Love the album.

  134. Ronda Liebert says:

    I love this theme. I had fun with the ATC’s last year and would love to work with this theme again.

  135. Maria says:

    Yes, please. The bathing costumes are great.

  136. Nancy E says:

    Love the vintage maritime collection. Looking forward to beach weather!

  137. Shelby Gibbs says:

    Holy Awesome Kit Batman!!!! I Love the theme and era my mind is spinning with possibilities of Love I could create with this!!!!

  138. Ann says:

    What a fun theme–vintage travel! How dreamy and romantic! And those wooden album covers are awesome. Would so love to win this giveaway! : )

  139. Cindy Fitch says:

    Another awesome giveaway! I love the vintage look. Thanks for another chance to win!

  140. Karen Mallory says:

    Love the giveaway!