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Alice in Wonderland and Snarky Housewives

Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Newsletters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

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 Rhonda’s project that are still available on the new site.

We have projects for you today by Teri Calia and Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas; and they couldn’t be more different from each other!

First up are Teri’s Bitch Boxes. Aren’t these the sweetest things evuh? I could think of quite a few people I’d like to gift with these snarky little boxes. One right here in Roswell, GA, but I’m quite sure she’s covered head-to-toe in the horrible chocolate she makes so let’s not bother with her since these boxes are way too sweet for her. Bless her heart!

So taken with the crazy, silly and retro-housewife theme that crazy person herself, Miz Teri Calia has created FOUR new collage sheets around this theme! Sexy Vintage Housewives, Vintage Housewives, Happy Vintage Housewives and (oh my gawd, my favorite of the bunch!!) Bitchy Words. Loads of fun images and phrases to play and create with. What could be better? (Hey, here’s better: Leslie has put all 4 On Sale! But only through June 18th.)

Using NEW Chipboard Shadowboxes, Teri covered each one with really swell paper from the Homemade With Love 12×12 Collection Kit. Then Teri added Red 3/8 Ric Rac Ribbon on one and 3/8 Inch Ivory Looped Lace on the other box. And note: Leslie just put ALL of the Ric Rac Ribbons on Clearance!

The nice thing about these NEW SIZES of Small Chipboard Shadowboxes (aside from how flipping cute they are) is that it doesn’t take much to make them so adorable. (Both are similar to the boxes in the Paper Theatres Kit, but in a smaller size.) For instance the Small White Apple Blossoms and the Tea Time Buttons are the perfect additions to the box with wishful thinking Betty, dreaming about cake going to her boobs instead of her arse. Yeah, if only. Right?!

Next up… Go Ask Alice – I’m Sure She’ll Know the Answer by Rhonda Secrist Thomas. As Rhonda points out: a lot of artists certainly seem intrigued by Alice. Especially the ones at Alpha Stamps!

Rhonda has taken an old bottle and using 2 favorites around here, Alice’s Adventures and Alice Tea Party Rubber Stamp Sets (both On Sale!) has created a bottle of wonder that any Alice fan would appreciate, and not mind dusting off from time to time either.

Sometimes I think a lot of people forget that we have an amazing selection of Rubber Stamps and some are Alpha Stamps’ Exclusives Rubber Stamp Sets! I love rubber stamping, especially on muslin for sachets and also on dolls that I make. Sometimes I even stamp Slim Daddy’s forehead when he’s sound asleep after he’s made fun of me for my Ancient Aliens obsession but I digress!

Aren’t the colored, stamped images on the bottle too cute? I keep expecting the Mad Hatter to peek out from the side and offer me a cup of tea! If you remember, (or maybe you don’t but hey, that’s ok too!) Rhonda did a Stamping On Ribbons Tutorial a few weeks or so back and has used the same techniques on the Pink 7/8 Inch Satin Ribbon for the bottle.

Look at all of the beautiful beads dangling off of the bottle! Also, if you look at the top of Rhonda’s bottle you’ll see quite a beautiful topper. Bet you’d like to know what it is, wouldn’t you? No! I am not telling you because you know must go and fall down the rabbit hole yourself to find the extra pictures and additional tips at Rhonda’s blog. (Psst… you can see lots of the goodies Rhonda used here on her Supply List. AND lots of them — and things from Teri’s boxes, too — are in today’s Giveaway!)


Hooray! An Alice & Housewives Giveaway!

In addition to a bunch of the supplies from all of today’s artwork (see above for links), and the new Buttons and Shiny Beads FREE Gift Kit, I included some random items I thought fit in with the theme (and put them all On Sale!):
Baking Border Strips Scrapbook Paper
Sexy Vintage Housewives Collage Sheet
Canning Jar Rub-Ons
White Crushed Silky Ribbon (hey, you’ll get 2 yards, including my stamping sample!)
Alice in Wonderland Playing Cards
Kitchen Mini Chipboard Set
Knave Blackheart Rubber Stamp
Light Blue Floral Crochet Trim

AND 4 items (in addition to the ric rac mentioned above) just added to the Clearance Section (that’s 80% off!!):
Heirloom Keepsake Button Mix
Sewing Machine Buttons
Tiny Sewing Button Mix
Fire Engine Red Tape Measure Trim

Note: the FOUR NEW Housewives Collage Sheets are on sale but only through next Wednesday, June 18th.

To enter the Alice & Housewives Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, June 13, 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 Silver & Pearls Giveaway? That would be Laura! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by MizBella, June 12th, 2014

129 responses to “Alice in Wonderland and Snarky Housewives”

  1. Erica Holan says:

    Love!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!
    Erica 🙂

  2. Beverly M. says:

    Love, love Alice in Wonderland! My favorite subject to make altered art!

  3. Jenny S. says:

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this giveaway!! Very Snarky. Thank you.

  4. Diane D. says:

    OMG I love anything Alice in Wonderland! Thanks so much for this fantastic Give Away.

  5. Connie L. says:

    This is the best giveaway EVER!

  6. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    Alice probably grew up to be a snarky housewife herself. You gotta laugh at it or you’ll go crazy!

  7. Miss Iowa says:

    The snarky housewives crack me up. Were you inspired by Anne Taintor? I have one of her magnets.

  8. Holly Day says:

    LOVE Alice in Wonderland. Wonderful giveaway!

  9. Carmen says:

    Extra excited about these items–the housewives stuff is great! 🙂

  10. Leslie Hanson says:

    You had me at Snarky!!!!!

  11. Jennifer J says:

    Love the boxes!!!! Too much fun 🙂

  12. Ok I just finished my own Alice book (alrered) and it turned out beautiful ! however this is super too and i could start a whole new project ! never get tired of Alice !!!

  13. Diana Kelly says:

    What cuteness is this? I love the giveaway. Thank you again for the great prizes.

  14. Stefanie says:

    Lurve those shadow boxes!! This is a great giveaway too :o)

  15. Marilyn H says:

    Love the giveaway and great shadowboxes!

  16. Kim B says:

    More great fun!

  17. trisha too says:

    Now that is some fun creating!!!


  18. Lori Wilczek says:

    LOL! I love this give away.

  19. Liane Ceglar says:

    OH…another great Giveaway…thank you for the opportunity !!!
    Liane 🙂

  20. Sharon Bolmey says:

    The shadow boxes are soooo cute!

  21. Cathy says:

    Always nice to have a chance to win something fabulous…thanks!

  22. chark says:

    fun combo, love alice and love 50s women, along with the snark!

  23. Karen says:

    What a wonderful give away hope I win.

  24. barbara macaskill says:

    LOVELOVELOVE Bitchy Words!! The Canning Jar Rub-ons are pretty cool too! Must order Bitchy Words because I know some people who will get a kick out of them! Great giveaway!

  25. Luanne Shoup says:

    OH my gosh!! Looks like I will be doing some shopping this weekend at Alpha!

  26. yvette leblanc says:

    Too cute!!!

  27. Deb Ettinger says:

    This looks too fun!!!

  28. shari welch says:

    Oh man !! These are just what I have been looking for. So excited that I could win some. Happy dance. 😀

  29. Roxanne says:

    Oh MY Gosh! I’m a Snarky Housewife! Who would love to win this great stash of lil houseware stuff and Alive in Wonderland goodies! Alpha Stamps is Addicting! 🙂

  30. bobbie says:

    LOVE the ‘snarky’ housewives!! sign me up for the great giveaway, please!!

  31. would love to win this love it

  32. Roxanne says:

    I just wanted to say a big “Thank You” to guest designer Kathryn Harpold! I have that cog stamping stuff and never thought to use other stamps that didn’t come with it! Sheesh! What a great way to use this! Thanks!

  33. April smalley says:

    Alice is my all time favorite!!;;))

  34. Patti Flasch says:

    I love the boxes…what a great idea!

  35. Karen says:

    Looks like a fun giveaway – I love to peruse your site – so many goodies and so little time!

  36. Thalia Kottke says:

    OMG I love both these projects.

  37. Emily N. says:

    I love the retro stuff!!!

  38. Sarah says:

    Those are seriously wonderful shadow boxes. 🙂 I love Alice and I love anything snarky (even people who use the word snarky). So fun!

  39. Ginger Benedict says:

    Oh my these bitch boxes are awesome! What a cute idea.

  40. Denise Humenik says:

    I LOVE a snarky housewife! pick me, pick me!! 🙂

  41. Traci says:

    Great shadow boxes today-funny! Great give away too!

  42. Jennie says:

    I freakin’ LOVE these! ::crossing fingers::

  43. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Fantastic stuff! I love both the themes!

  44. DebR says:

    Well, who doesn’t love Alice and the bitchy housewives are too hilarious, love them! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great giveaway.

  45. Laura says:

    I adore all things alice, and love making altered art using her story. I am so happy to have found your site years ago!

  46. Madelin Wolf says:

    What a great collection! Thank you for the giveaway.

  47. Terry McMullen says:

    Love the housewives collection! Would love to win!!

  48. Sandy says:

    OMG!!! I just love Alice and this giveaway.

  49. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    Looks like so much fun!

  50. Arlene Wheeler says:


  51. sokat says:

    I am so all about these. I love this theme and the cute shadow boxes

  52. Mary Mac says:

    The Bitch Boxes are just right for so many of my friends.

  53. Noreen says:

    I like the idea of an Alice in Wonderland bottle. Thanks for the chance to win goodies!

  54. Deb Neerman says:

    OMG, I LOVE all-things-Alice! And the Bitch Boxes are da bomb!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  55. bonnie bird says:

    I just love the Snarky Housewife boxes.. i have 3 sister-in-laws that will find one of these little gems in her Christmas Sock this year!! (better than a lump of coal, eh?)!!

  56. Me Pugh says:

    The Alice in Wonderland playing cards are adorable.

  57. Helen Potter says:

    I would love to win!

  58. judy g says:

    this is supper giveaway, don’t think I have ever seen these before, good luck all~

  59. I LOVE these! I would love to make some for my moms birthday (let’s just say she can be snarky)

  60. Willow says:

    Were all mad here, an down the rabbit hole we go! Thanx alpha stamps!

  61. Ali says:

    Seems like Alice never goes out of style!!

  62. karenladd says:

    Wow, this giveaway is just fabulous! Alice and Housewives…what a perfect pairing!

  63. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I’ll go down the rabbit hole for this giveaway.

  64. Mary Jochems says:

    Love love the bitch boxes!

  65. stampnk says:

    What a fun mix with Alice and Snarky Housewives! LOVE the canning jar rub-ons!

  66. Dena Cottrell says:

    Awesome giveaway! Love the pieces.

  67. Ann C. says:

    Hahaha Love these so much!

  68. jeannette says:

    I seem to be a witch bitch lately, so the snarky housewives and bitch words are perfect for me. Luv them!

  69. Tanya says:

    What a fun set this would be to win!

  70. LoriSW says:

    Love the snarky housewives!!!! Alice in Wonderland is nice and crazy too.

  71. Diane Smith says:

    Love these collections…would love to have them.

  72. Carol Slowik says:

    This is so cool! I love this stuff!!

  73. shartl says:

    Love the retro housewife collage sheets and the Alice playing cards! Thanks for the chance to win this fun giveaway!

  74. Jen R says:

    So much fun!

  75. Gail Gill says:

    I love Alice and I love to bitch, so what a great prize this would be 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  76. Pam Weiler says:

    It appears that many agree Alice and Snarky housewives are a great combination! I would love to win this giveaway. Thank you for your generosity.

  77. Jo says:

    LOOOOOOOVE this set! The housewives are awesome!
    Would love to win this giveaway – thank you!
    Have a wonderful day!

  78. Ann says:

    Gotta LOVE Alice and those Divas!!!

  79. Janet Turner says:

    Great bunch of stuff! They would be so fun to play with

  80. Nancy S says:

    OMG! I know just the person who’d love these gals. I’ll cross my fingers….

  81. Kathy Bumb says:

    I love the retro look – this is a fantastic giveaway!!!

  82. Tammie says:

    I always love vintage, especially housewives! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  83. Debbie Rollier says:

    I love Alice.

  84. Kim Campbell says:

    What fun I could have with these!!

  85. angelic says:

    Love the tutorial and the lovely gave away.
    thank you.

  86. Melody Holland says:

    OH, MY THIS WAS MADE JUST FOR ME !!! I love the vintage look, I just can’t get used to all the mod new shiny stuff, I will take this look over all ! love it !

  87. Kathy says:

    Alice is a favorite.

  88. M White says:

    curiouser and curioser. How do you come up with one great giveaway after another!

  89. Lorna E. says:

    Some fun stuff in this giveaway.

  90. Kathryn says:

    OOOOOooooo!!!! I love this!!!

  91. Carmen Willis says:

    Glad to see Alice in Wonderland stamps are out again, can never tire of Alice. Also love the 50’s style. Reminds me of the nostalgia years, I grew up in.

  92. KIM says:

    Love everything Retro!!!!
    great giveaway.
    thanks ,Alpha Stamps.

  93. Evelyn Valencia says:

    Too too cute. Would love to win!

  94. melody says:

    I SOOO love snarky housewives!!

  95. Rose Lewis says:

    This one sounds getchy. Would love to win it!

  96. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love the retro housewife look. It brings back a lot of memories of my childhood to me.

  97. Lana says:


  98. Donna Meyers says:

    Alice is my very favorite character. I have put in for so many of these contests and never win so really would this package into everything.

  99. Maria says:

    The Alice playing cards look cool. Thank you for the contest.

  100. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Snarky bitches! Too funny!,

  101. Lynn Fox says:

    This is crazy good! I’d love to win this one! Thanks for the chance!

  102. Lori Devoux says:

    I love the word ‘snarky’ and I’m livin for this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  103. Meredith says:

    Thank you for the opportunity!!

  104. Angie A says:

    This is so great. I love it so mucccch. I would be so absolutely ecstatic to win it!!

  105. Susanne says:

    Oh! Uhoh! As soon as I opened this email I had to run over and fill up my cart.

    Your themes are always inspiring and beautiful and wonderful, but apparently it’s sarcastic housewives that really do it for me.

    Thank you!

  106. Karen Mallory says:

    I love, love Alice!!!! and The bitchy housewives aren’t bad either!

  107. Paulanne says:

    Hello, and now who doesn’t just LOVE Alice and the pesky, late rabbit and the Hatter, etc.???? I love the whole ensemble.

  108. Michelle Toops says:

    I’m so glad I found this site. I love everything on here.And anything Alice is my favorite.

  109. coco says:

    Love the new stamps!!!! Great giveaway, thank you very much for this new chance to win!

  110. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Alice and housewives and ME! Mahalo for the op to win!

  111. This is just too fun!

  112. These remind me of my childhood. So fun and funny. I would love to win this one.

  113. Gerri herbst says:

    Great creations, so funny too!

  114. Jill Stewart says:

    I love,love the snarky housewives!

  115. Birgit says:

    What charming stuff — thanks for the chance to win these goodies! 🙂

    Happy creating always,

  116. Shona P. says:

    ” I wish cake”… OMG! When I saw that, I snorted tea up my nose! Too FUNNY !! I’m just lucky I didn’t get tea all over my computer. I NEED to win because I need to share the snark!

  117. Elizabeth says:

    Getting ready to place an order and saw this awesome giveaway!!!! YAY! Thanks for the opportunity.

  118. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Thank you for having such wonderfully real sentiments that can be used in art. Love them. Want to use them.

  119. I love everything Alice and those snarky housewives are a hoot!

  120. Jen says:

    Oh ny gosh… best giveaway EVER!,

  121. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Snarky housewives are the best!

  122. sheila AR says:

    Two fabulous themes, both close to my heart, such ends of the spectrum!….just wonderful giveaway!! Lots of goodies, wheeee, want to play, thank you!! Fun fun fun

  123. nan says:

    Brings a huge smile to my face. Great themes! Your sense of humor is wonderfully depicted in this give away. Thanks for the chance!

  124. Lorna Dufrane says:


  125. Lindy says:

    I cannot even tell you how much I love the snarky housewives!

  126. Kathy M says:

    This is so funny! I love the vintage woman in this kit. I’d love to get started making some of those cute boxes! Hopefully since I was born on friday the 13th, I’ll have good luck today! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  127. LeAnn says:

    Alice in wonderland is my absolute favorite!

  128. Liz Russell says:

    LOVE Alice in wonderland! Great kit!

  129. Ann says:

    The DT is up to creative “mischief and mayhem” again–what fun!! Love the retro housewives–and of course Alice in Wonderland. Thanks for the chance to win the fab giveaway!