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Vintage Vacation Memory Box (+ FREE Gift Kit & Giveaway!)

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Contests/Winners, Giveaways, Jeanne Draachreider, Newsletters, 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 Jeanne’s project that are still available on the new site.

Today you are in for a big shot of delight with creations by Design Team Member Jeanne Draachreider!

First up from Jeanne is this amazing Vacation Memory Box she created with the Vintage Voyage Kit that is based around the era of Edwardian fashions and the Titanic. Such a romantic time in our own minds, don’t you think?

Jeanne’s Vacation Memory Box is packed full of items that are sure to kick off your imagination and is a treasure trove of inspiration. Using an assortment of collage sheets that includes the New and On Sale! Titanic Era Songbook, Titanic Telegrams & Ephemera and the Titanic Era Ephemera Collage Sheets (all three designed by Jeanne!), she created ATCs, assorted booklets along with other fun little things tucked here and there within the box. More photos of Jeanne’s artwork are in the Gallery.

With all of the artistic fabulousness that our team has been putting out, I am really starting to wonder if the Design Team Members ever sleep? But I digress!

There are so many things to love and adore in the Vacation Memory Box but I must say that I am partial to the ATC book that uses the On Sale! Wooden Album Covers. Why, you ask? Who knows; I just think it is beyond adorable! Imagine having been on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation way before the modern conveniences that we currently are obsessed with such as the internet and cell phones. Traveling here and there you make sure to carefully adhere your memorabilia onto sheets inside of a small, well loved little book that was then placed inside of a box that you decorated just for this occasion. What do you think you would find in there? Perhaps you should find out and create your own Vacation Memory Box… there are some New and On Sale! Tiny Sand Dollars (2 sizes shown below) that would be an adorable addition (and since the ENTIRE Beach Theme is on sale you have lots of beachy options to choose from — NOTE: the Beach Theme Sale ends THIS Sunday, April 13th).

Next up is the New and On Sale! Titanic Era Songbook Collage Sheet Jeanne created that makes an adorable (and tiny!) songbook! Now how stinking cute is this book? Don’t go getting all scared to make this book — it is so easy to assemble I could probably train my imaginary pet monkey how to do it.

Do you know a Titanic buff or someone who is hard to buy for who needs the perfect present? Make one of these miniature books, and if you really want to go all out — punch a hole in the left-hand, top corner of the book and hang it from a chain or ribbon and it is now a necklace! Don’t believe me about how simple this book is to put together? Here’s a link to downloadable instructions (so you can see what’s involved… and so you’ll have the instructions once you have the sheet in hand).

But wait! There’s more! Leslie also pulled together a new FREE Sand and Sea Gift Kit based on the colors in Jeanne’s artwork!


Hooray! A Beach Memory Album Giveaway!

Nice! ALL of the TWELVE beachy collage sheets from Jeanne’s artwork (psst… scroll down a little to see 2 photos, PLUS those collage sheets are also On Sale!), plus:
Wooden Album Covers On Sale!
– ALL FOUR of the NEW Sand Dollars & Starfish New and On Sale!
Distress Paints – Salty Ocean On Sale!
Maritime Boussole Scrapbook Paper On Sale!
Maritime Poisson Scrapbook Paper (love that little checkerboard pattern on the back) On Sale!
Garment District Remnant Scrapbook Paper On Sale!
Stationers Desk Red Romance Scrapbook Paper (really… that faded, distressed rose pattern on the back) On Sale!

AND one of the Sand and Sea Gift Kits!

To enter the Beach Memory Album Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, April 10, 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 Sunday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Journey Journal Giveaway? That would be Ginger Benedict! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by MizBella, April 10th, 2014

129 responses to “Vintage Vacation Memory Box (+ FREE Gift Kit & Giveaway!)”

  1. Emily N. says:

    Another great giveaway!!! Love it!

  2. Denise says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for offering the giveway!

  3. This looks like fun!

  4. Jill Noblitt says:

    What a fun theme! thinking summer vacation now! I’d love to win 🙂

  5. Vickie says:

    Sigh…summer is just around the corner. Lovely!

  6. Traci says:

    Would love to win. Love the new collage sheets-especially the book-gotta make that.

  7. Jackie says:

    What a great idea!

  8. Carmen says:

    Such great items! Love them all 🙂

  9. Diane. D. says:

    OH MY I absolutely love the box and especially the tiny book. Fantastic!!! Thank you for the chance to win another great Give Away!!

    Take care,

  10. Great idea! I love boxes.Please send me this one….

  11. CL Steiner says:

    Oh I love boxes and the sea, I think this one is meant for me.

  12. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    Love all of the goodies. Would love to put them to use

  13. Marilyn H says:

    Love the memory box!

  14. Jenny S. says:

    Absolutely LOVE the Vintage Vacation. Thank you so much.

  15. coco says:

    Wow, what a fabulous project and great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win, I’d love winning this one…

  16. Blair Lowery says:

    So many wonderful bits and pieces.

  17. rosemary woodruff says:

    Love everything

  18. Carrie Monnier-Cummings says:

    This giveaway is perfect! I’m working on a mermaid journal and this goes along with my theme!

  19. barbara macaskill says:

    LOVE the colors in the Sand and Sea giveaway! The sand dollars and starfish are delightful!! Would love to win this to make a memory book of my trip to the Florida beaches. Thank you for your generosity!

  20. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    I’d love to see that box in person and go through it slowly, examining every detail. Please add me to the drawing and thank you for being so generous!

  21. Love the free “little book” directions – thank you so much 🙂

  22. Carol Feiner says:

    Love the wooden album covers and the miniature song book. “I wish my dad had been a Democrat” cracks me up!

  23. Juanita M says:

    Sand,sea and summer..that’s what I am waiting for. Winning this kit would do the trip.

  24. Just loving everything about this memory box 🙂

  25. geri says:

    By the sea…
    By the sea…
    I would like to win this beach giveaway..
    So inspired with the memory box….
    getting my sunscreen ready!

  26. Bonnie Toth says:

    It brings back many wonderful memories at the seashore… the sun, the sand, the sea critters… so beautifully done!

  27. Holly Day says:

    Awesome memory box! My daughter wants to make so many vacation-related projects this summer after looking at this!

  28. Mary Toriello says:

    Love it all!

  29. Kim B says:

    I could really use this one since I just got back from a beach holiday! thank you!

  30. Ritva says:

    A great giveway!

  31. Cherie says:

    Another fantastic collection!

  32. Karen N says:

    Love, love, love this giveaway (and the memory box)! Living in the desert makes me dream of being on the beach.

  33. April Dudko says:

    It’s certainly the right time of year to honor the Titanic! How lovely all these goodies are. Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Virginia S. says:

    Love the vintage look and the great collage sheets!

  35. bobbie says:

    Anything oceanic gets my attention ~ this memory box is spectacular! Thanks for the chance to win the great giveaway!

  36. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Let the good times roll. Love this one!

  37. Jen R says:

    What a fun day at the beach!

  38. Laurie Davis says:

    great collection of summer beachy things!

  39. Debbie Emmons says:

    It would be just “BEACHY” to win this giveaway! It would fit right in with the project theme I am currently working on.

  40. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    As always, a great collection!

  41. Roxanne says:

    Oh My Gosh! What a great stash of Goodies! I love the Sea theme! And this box would be such a fun project! Love the wooden book covers are sale too! they are Gorgeous!
    Thanks for the chance and sharing all these great ideas!

  42. Noreen says:

    Love those teeny books, and the wooden book covers!

  43. Ginger Benedict says:

    This vintage box is beautiful and I just love the Titanic songbook collage sheet. Are you going to have more of those? Love it.

  44. MaggieM says:

    Just the project to ready us for Summer! Fabulous giveaway (as always)! I’m off to purchase a few sand dollars now:)

  45. debbi george says:

    Love the vintage beach box. I live in Mexico by the beach and could use some beachy projects. Thanks

  46. Beth says:

    This looks like so much fun! A day at the beach, yay!

  47. Debbie Kay says:

    Wow! Each give-away just seems better and better. I’d be so happy to win a give-away – I’d love the opportunity to make something to know my hands can still make things like I used to! Thank you.

  48. Lorna Dufrane says:

    What fun. A beachy dream

  49. marla b says:

    By the sea…by the sea…I see this is for me!

  50. Erica says:

    Can’t wait for summer… I can *sea* all the possibilities with these goodies! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  51. Linda Okuda says:

    The design wonderfully captures the theme of the sea; great shade of blue with shells and sealife. Oh, the LA beaches!!!

  52. LoriSW says:

    Wow, this is so amazing! Love the travel box full of goodies.

  53. Pat Shaw says:

    Just love this collection of by the sea.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  54. Lori Wilczek says:

    Fantastic Giveaway! Love it fun possibilities with this give away.

  55. angelic says:

    This a beautiful collection! Love the beautiful sea theme!

  56. Kathryn Flores says:

    I am really inspired by the items in this kit–endless possibilities! Love the colors and themes

  57. Joe says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  58. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love this beautiful giveaway. It is so reminiscent of summer days to come. Love your store. It is so filled with altered art supplies.

  59. What a great giveaway would love to win! Thanks

  60. DebR says:

    Wonderful giveaway and just in time for the coming summer holidays! Thank you for the opportunity.

  61. LeAnn A says:

    Can’t wait for Summer!

  62. Jo says:

    So pretty! I can see vintage mermaids in my future!

  63. Arlene Wheeler says:

    My favorite-seashells!

  64. Tara says:

    This Beach Memory collection is defiantly on my wish list! Love the colors & theme. 🙂

  65. M White says:

    Love the tiny starfish. This is a great giveaway.

  66. Debi says:

    Oh! I love Jeanne’s Vacation Memory Box. Sign me up for anything “beachy!”

  67. Catherine Carpenter says:

    My cruise photos and ephemera are screaming from the cabinet “Please pick us, pick us!” Thanks for the opportunity to make them happy.

  68. Beth Arp says:

    What a great Vacation box and giveaway! These would work great with my Rivera Maya trip!!!

  69. MargieD says:

    Gorgeous memory box and such a sweet little song book for our inspiration today. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway too. Margie

  70. Lou Anne says:

    “I heard the mermaids singing…” This is awesome!

  71. Karen says:

    Wonderful collection – would go “swimmingly” with my next project- hope I am the lucky one.

  72. Maxine says:

    there are so many of these kits I would buy whole. Can you offer them as an entire kit? I’d love to not have to search for each piece through the website. Thanks.

  73. Gloria Stafford says:

    Golly! I can almost smell the salt spray. Love this summer, sand, & sea motif!

  74. Peg Adams says:

    Vacation, after an extended winter this latest collection is just what I need. Sun, sand, surf & warm weather. I can’t wait. Thanks for the chance to win!

  75. Debi W says:

    Another beautiful giveaway. What a great way to start spring. Thank you for giving me a chance to win this giveaway!

  76. Nellie Cotnam says:

    wow! I love this kit. Makes me want to go collect all my memories from vacations past.

  77. DianeD says:

    Beautiful giveaway, just in time for summer!!

  78. Kathie Barrus says:

    I am in love with this kit!! I love the vintage beach theme! Jeanne’s box if beyond fabulous! Crossing my fingers for a win!

  79. The most adorable of details in this kit, it makes me want to transform myself into a bathing belle and dip my toes in the water!

  80. cathy smith says:

    I would love to win this!

  81. Pam Weiler says:

    This giveaway is amazing. I really want to win. Thank you for the opportunity.

    The kit is lovely. Perfect for summer memories.

  82. Lorrie Koenig says:

    What a cool project. I went to Fl last year and to Daytona and Ormond Beaches. Plus to Weeki Wachee…saw mermaid. This would be a lovely giveaway to win and make a project to hold those memories. Thanks for the chance.

  83. Jackie N says:

    Totally fabulous project and idea! Kudos to Jeanne- she is a treasure! I would loooove to win this one!

  84. Amanda Miller says:

    I would love to win this ! So pretty 🙂

  85. Diana Kelly says:

    Oh how lovely. So nice.

  86. trisha too says:

    Amazing kit–love the historical details in the collage sheets.

  87. Mary Mac says:

    Love the retro beach papers with this great giveaway.

  88. Michele Biondolillo says:

    Love, love, love anything Titanic!!!!

  89. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love the tiny sand dollars. Thanks for the chance to win.

  90. Alice H says:

    Every time I look I see something even more interesting. Your kits are so amazing. Thanks for being so generous.

  91. Nice of you to give away these craft items. I have never won anything but I keep trying.crossing my fingers I will win this time. Love nautical and beach crafts!

  92. Kathy says:

    Love everything about this kit.

  93. Nancy E says:

    The items are all so amazing. Just love it all!

  94. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Fabulous giveaway of goodies to create a spring-almost-summer delight. Mahalo for the op to win.

  95. Cindy Fitch says:

    What a beautiful project! I can almost smell the salty ocean air! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  96. Carmen Willis says:

    Another great giveaway! Love the memory box and vintage paper sheets too!

  97. Rima St.John says:

    Beautiful memory box by Jeanne…love the delicious colors! Would love to win this beachy give-a-way. Thanks for the opportunity.

  98. would love to win this treasure, so pretty as always

  99. yvette leblanc says:


  100. Karen Mallory says:

    Lots of great goodies! Nice prize pack!

  101. Jen says:

    Love the seaside theme!

  102. Oh, it is wonderful ! Living in Colorado, the winters are LOOONG ! So I love the beach themes. it gives me hope that summer will come !!!!!!

  103. Gerri herbst says:

    Such a beautiful giveaway. Would live to play!

  104. Sokat says:

    Count me in. Looks like fun

  105. joann west says:

    This one is a winner….nothing better than “the beach.” Sigh….thanx for the chance.

  106. Nancy Stone says:

    Love the beach, another great giveaway.

  107. Lorna says:

    I second the comment about having kits based on the giveaways! You could have a main kit with smaller add on options…

  108. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I would love to win this giveaway because my daughter and family go to the Jersey Shore every summer. This would be perfect to document some of their past memories together on the beach.

  109. Judy Ross says:

    Hope I win! Thanks, for the chance!

  110. Lorna says:

    Fantastic kit for ocean lovers , and who isn’t !

  111. You have done it again. Beautiful Box I would so love to have.

  112. Barbara says:

    Very generous offer–beautiful too.

  113. Jennifer J says:

    me me me me meeee!!!! lol

  114. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Fantastic memory box. I would love to make one with the found objects that I will bring back from our upcoming beach vacation. It’s fantastic!!

  115. Carol Slowik says:

    This would be perfect for my “Downton” obsession! Hope it’s me!

  116. Janet Turner says:

    Great bunch of stuff. Looks like summer!

  117. Sharon B says:

    Lovely. Ready for the beach!!

  118. Paulanne says:

    Hello all you Alpha Stamp regulars. Spring, hopefully has arrived. I hope I am picked. Thanks for the opportunity.

  119. Jill Ongley says:

    I love anything to do with the ocean. Wonderful giveaway….

  120. KIM says:

    The beach in April without leaving home,and no sand in your pants.
    Thanks for the chance to win

  121. Maria says:

    What a welcome giveaway! Thank you.

  122. teri steele says:

    Wow this one is great Ive been collecting like items for the last 3 weeks to work on my beach babes summer book of vintage swim wear from this era. I wish I had known earlier I could have gotten ot all in 1 shopping spree! Beautiful, love it all!

  123. Hannah Foss says:

    Salt water, sun, and sand here I come!!

  124. taradid says:

    I like to be under the sea…well, maybe floating more on the top of the water! And I would then be on top of the world if I won this incredible giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

  125. Willow says:

    Great collection of supplies. Boxes are so fun to alter. Thanx you alpha stamps you rock!

  126. DebbieK says:

    Love your products. Thanks for the chance to win some!

  127. Lori Devoux says:

    Oh, I so want this! Thanks for the chance to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  128. Me Pugh says:

    Would love to try my hand at beach memories.