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Zombies! (And New Design Team Artwork plus FREE Halloween Charms!)

Filed under Cirque Paper Theatre Kit, Giveaways, Lora Mahaffey, Red Riding Hood Kit, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Tim Holtz

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 Lora’s and Rhonda’s projects that are still available on the new site.

Zombies?! Before I hand over this introduction to Miz Bella, I want to point out the the New Zombie Attack Scrapbook Papers! (And oddly, with all that tan and red and black, they kinda work with the current Little Red Riding Hood Kit theme.) And the New Halloween Charms FREE Gift Kit! Plus, don’t forget to enter the new Giveaway (more info below)!

Ahhhh, Little Red Riding Hood, one of my favorite fairy tales. There is also a song of the same name from 1966 — sung by Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs — that plays in my head. Repeatedly. Every time I think about the Little Red Riding Hood August Kit. I’d much rather have it be something else, such as a video of Jim Morrison dancing, naked, than that song.

However! Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey has created an ATB (Artist Trading Block) worthy of being placed on your mantle despite the never ending song making the rounds in my head. This would be a great, quick gift to put together or to make as part of your Halloween decor! Really. When you think about it, a crazed wolf eating Grandma, dressing in drag as Granda with plans to eat a sweet little girl — that’s kind of creepy don’t you think? Why not be different and create an entire Halloween theme around Grimm using the Grimm Fairy Tales Collage Sheets?

After covering the ATB with Double Dot Vintage Ocean Scrapbook Paper, Lora added images on both sides of the block from Red Riding Hood #1 and Red Riding Hood #3 Collage Sheets. Add some Black Zig Zag Dresden Border, 1/2 Inch Red Paper Roses and the ATB is ready to be placed on a stand and embellished!

Who doesn’t love the Creepy Chipboard Tree Cut-Outs? There’s so much you can do with these — and Lora will tell you how she achieved the great texture and color on hers.

Before you run off to see how she decorated the tree and made the stand for the ATB, check out her Supply List. OK, now you can run on over to Lora’s blog to see how easy it is to finish this project up. Oh, and by the way — Lora is giving away the ATB so be sure to enter!

Have you heard who is in town? The Freak Show, that’s who! No big surprise here folks that the resident Design Team Freak herself, Miz Rhonda Secrist Thomas created a circus with wonderfully weird characters.

Rhonda used the July 2014 – Cirque Paper Theatre Kit as the starting point to create her circus (with a bunch of extra goodies, too, as the stage at left is only one of three in her show).

Plus she made good use of the Back in Stock and On Sale! Gold Sweeper Fringe along the edge of all 3 of her circus stages.

Ooh… see those three snippets along the bottom of the photo at left? They’re my attempt to explain something clever Rhonda did: using the Tim Holtz Letterpress Wood Letters as printing blocks (by stamping onto White Crushed Silky Ribbon then flipping it over so the letters would be right-way round).

Take a peek at Rhonda’s Supply List and then visit Rhonda’s blog to read her fantastic descriptions and habits of the 4-Legged Lady (shown at left), Dragon Girl and the World’s Smallest Drama Queen!


Hooray! A Zombie Attack Giveaway!

This Giveaway is (almost) all drawn from new items in today’s newsletter! In addition to the FOUR Zombie Attack Scrapbook Papers, I’ve added these new goodies:
– A Zombie Hand Candy Mold (Lightweight plastic candy mold. The hands are approx 2-1/4″ tall (and about 3/8″ deep).)
Chalkable 12×12 Black Cardstock (This heavy cardstock has a velvety touch and a matte finish. It is very porous so chalk will adhere. Best used with a spray fixative.)
– Halloween Charms FREE Gift Kit (plus ALL of the charms from the New Gold and Silver Halloween Charm Sets that the Gift Kit includes parts of)
– TWO yards each of 1-1/2 Inch Orange Tulle and 1-1/2 Inch Black Tulle

(Not a new item, but definitely fitting) A Zombie Charm

AND TWO new Clearance Sale items:
Haunted Wax Treat Bags (Nicely designed food-safe bags with labels for spiders, flies or eyeballs. Includes 12 bags, 4 each of 3 designs. Also includes 12 clear seals.)
Kraft Coin Envelopes (Tiny little envelopes with a gummed flap. 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″.)

To enter the Zombie Attack 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, August 8, 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 check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Little Red Riding Hood Giveaway? That would be Ann Nye! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, August 7th, 2014

102 responses to “Zombies! (And New Design Team Artwork plus FREE Halloween Charms!)”

  1. Karen says:

    Zombies – I get a glaze over my eyes just thinking about them! Looks like an interesting giveaway.

  2. Debbi Decker says:

    Wow! Great giveaway! Would love to win this one. Going now to check out all the Halloween!

  3. April says:

    I love the zombies!!! I’ve never win this blog contest yet!!!!!

  4. Mary Jochems says:

    Want to win!

  5. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    I must have!!! he said in a deep throated voice.

  6. Arlene Wheeler says:


  7. Great projects as always!! Really love that ATB! And wow – zombie scrapbook paper – fantastic!!

  8. Mary-Ann says:

    The Zombie Apocalypse

  9. en p says:

    I could make a lot of people happy with these supplies!

  10. Lynn Fox says:

    I want this, I want this!! Yay!! Great giveaway!

  11. Patti Flasch says:

    Zombies! Hooray! Aren’t we glad that Halloween is coming?

  12. Lindy says:

    Oh my! Love this design!

  13. Tina says:

    Gotta love the zombies!!! I hope to see what everyone makes with this!

  14. BEthWilliams says:

    Oh yeah-this is an absolute must have! What’s Halloween without a smattering of zombies! Love it!

  15. Carrie J. says:

    Love that Halloween is coming!

  16. Tanya says:

    Fun, fun, fun! Love the zombies!

  17. Marianne says:

    Another great giveaway!

  18. Ann C. says:

    So perfect for my daughter who love to watch “The Walking Dead” on HBO. Since I do not subscribe to that cable channel, we get together every Sunday night to “chill” over a new episode. She even made a crazy dessert for the finale ( quite unappealing to view but rather delicious ).

  19. Vickie Trancho says:

    Now your speaking my language! Zombies and eyeball baggies…oh, yeah!

  20. Roxanne says:

    Tee Hee! Love the Freak show and Lil’ Red Riding Hood projects! Sure would love to win the Halloween spooky goodies! Thanks for the chance Alpha! Love your stuff! 🙂

  21. Holly Day says:

    Just in time for Halloween! This is an awesome collection!

  22. crescent says:

    Now I want to make “The Zombie Circus”ssss because the juxtaposition of your ideas in this post suddenly made me realize what must come next!!! Can I win some zombie goodies?

  23. barbara macaskill says:

    The Zombies are coming! The Zombies are coming! RUN! Hope I run faster than at least one person so that I have a chance to get away before they eat my face! Love the Zombie giveaway!!

  24. Debbie Rollier says:

    Oh, so much fun!

  25. Kay H. says:

    Love the zombie goodies!
    I need to order that creepy tree. It is awesome!

  26. Traci says:

    Love the zombie papers. Laura’s ATB is too cute and I love Rhonda’s traveling circus-the circus theme is so much fun-love all the design teams circus ideas.

  27. maree natal says:

    Merrrrrrr. 🙂 i love a good zombie flick and here you have embellishments. Want!

  28. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, how cool are these items?!? LOVE! Thanks so much for the chance to win ’em!!

  29. Judy Ross says:

    Love the zombies!

  30. Della says:

    Finally! Zombies! I love Halloween themes!

  31. Connie L. says:

    Best. Paper. EVER! Please enter me in the drawing!

  32. Mary Mac says:

    I would use those gorgeous zombie charms on a necklace. Love those papers.

  33. Patti G says:

    Love the Zombie papers and accessories.

  34. Sue S. says:

    Wow! You always put together the coolest projects. Thanks for a chance to win.

  35. Ron says:

    OOOH, zombies! All that creepy, shambling sliminess.

  36. DebR says:

    Must eat more brains! Great giveaway, thank you (and love that spooky tree!).

  37. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Ooohhh, Zombies! Perfect Giveaway.

  38. BarryR says:

    You’ve OFFICIALLY kicked off my Halloween season! Been meaning to come back here to check stuff out & start my ordering, but this giveaway did the “Trick”…now to order some “Treats”!!!

  39. OHH the Zombie Hand Candy Mold and the Tulle make this giveaway a MUST enter 🙂

  40. Love all the spookey fun!

  41. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    love it!!

  42. Sandy says:

    This is soooo scary and fun!

  43. Mary G. says:

    Love the sticky-looking zombie hands. Also like the cats, the ravens, the spooky paper. Primo stuff!

  44. Diana Bittaker says:

    Love everything creepy! Little red ridding hood, zombies, and all things Halloween!!!’ This is my favorite time of year— getting ready to create a new creepy Halloween scene!!!!!!
    Again, thanks for the inspiration- no one in my town teaches these fabulous techniques!!

  45. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    Awesome giveaway! Love zombies!

  46. Jen R says:

    Zombie apocalypse! Love it ALL!!

  47. Vickie F says:

    I love Zombies! Great giveaway!

  48. Willow says:

    ZOMBIES! What a way to make a girls day! Thank alpha stamps you rock!

  49. Leslie Hanson says:

    I love Zombies and Zombie Giveaways!!!

  50. Brenda says:

    Incredibly ghastly! I love it!

  51. I would love to win this pick me!!

  52. Lana says:

    Halloween is the BEST holiday of the year!!!!

  53. Gail Gill says:


  54. debbi george says:

    Halloween is my absolute fav holiday. I need this kit. Thanks!

  55. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your zombie attack giveaway!!

  56. Miss Iowa says:

    When I was a kid a Grimm’s fairytale book was one of our favorites. You can’t beat those stories as far as I’m concerned!

  57. Kim R says:

    BRAAAAAAAAAAINSSSSSSSSS! you dont have any if you dont shop with ALPHA STAMPS!

  58. Janet Turner says:

    OOOOH, scary. I love it, perfect for Halloween!

  59. Alice H says:

    You make even a zombie theme look like fun.

  60. Carmen Willis says:

    This is the Age of the Zombies…love everything scary! Great giveaway!

  61. Kathy Bumb says:

    I love this new and scary collection. Love all things Halloween!!!

  62. Jennifer Bumb says:

    I love your store. Have picked up this love from my mom. Your supplies are awesome, as is this beautiful giveaway.

  63. kay pier says:

    halloween is my very favorite….hope i win this great giveaway!

  64. Monica says:

    Love this Give-away…. Please pick me as the lucky winner. LOL
    hugs from SPAIN

  65. another fun giveaway! Scary zombies bwaaaahaaaaa

  66. Linda says:

    OMG Zombies are sooooo part of my life. LOve this give away. Linda

  67. Carol Slowik says:

    eeeeeW! creeeeepY!

  68. LeAnn says:

    Finally! A zombie collection. Thank you!

  69. Nancy Stone says:

    The Zombie collection comes alive with amazing things. LOL

  70. Noreen says:

    Your Zombies are such fun!

  71. Beverly M. says:

    Halloween is the best!!

  72. angelic says:

    Great zombie collection!

  73. Sokat says:

    Too fun. I will keep my eye out for the lucky winner…

  74. Gerri herbst says:

    Oh so scary. I love it.

  75. Nancy S says:

    Another great giveaway!

  76. Jo says:

    Favorite time of year!!!!

  77. Loretta says:

    This is fantastic! Great to see some new Halloween products.

  78. Carolyn says:

    Zombies and eyeballs and tulle – oh my! What fun products.

  79. Kim says:

    Anything to do with Halloween
    I’M THERE.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  80. Michelle Toops says:

    I’d really love to win this!

  81. Helen Potter says:

    I love Halloween too! The zombie charm is my new fave. I’d love to win this giveaway.

  82. Laura says:

    So very awesome!! I’d love to win this 😀

  83. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Just because I’m going ahead and ordering doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like to win a few more. I’m planning a Halloween crafting party for next month!

  84. Sylvia L. says:

    I just took out all my Halloween supplies today, to see what I had. No Zombie stuff…hmmm. You’re right about the song-it WON’T go away after you hear it.

  85. Pam Weiler says:

    Halloween is one of my most favorite times of the year. I would love to win.

  86. Loretta Micheals says:

    The only thing better than Halloween are zombies!!! Awesome. 🙂

  87. Teri Steele says:

    I am up for ANYTHING Halloween related. That is the only way I survive living in Arizona. I start shopping and working on Halloween stuff in July and keep telling myself only a few more months and fall will be here. (Then I have to make up another lie cause we don’t ever really get an actual Fall season here)

  88. mary beth says:

    Seriously I don’t just want but NEED more crazy halloween supplies. I also work with a group of homeless youth and they would have a blast with your collection!

  89. gail says:

    I love zombies! What a fantastic giveaway!

  90. Lorna E. says:

    Very creepy. Very cool.

  91. Melanie Curtis says:

    My daughter would love the zombie giveaway and we could work together on a fun Halloween theme project! Thanks for the chance to win.

  92. Birgit says:

    I love all things Halloween, I just have to try my luck here. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  93. Jo says:

    Must… Have… Zombies….

  94. LoriSW says:

    What a fun give away! Thanks for the chance.

  95. Marilyn H says:

    I really love this giveaway. Fingers crossed.

  96. Sandra Lee says:

    Yea! Zombies! Yea! Halloween! Love this!

  97. Melissa Davis says:

    Love your unique beautiful dark arts! Don’t get much of that here in Vermony:-/

  98. Laura M says:

    Love the zombie theme. Must have Brains!!!!!!

  99. Luanne Shoup says:

    Zombies are coming!

  100. sheila AR says:

    Here comes Halloween….yippee!! Bring on all the fun creatures

  101. Me Pugh says:

    You can feel the chill in the air – yep fall is right around the corner and so is Halloween. Love the ideas!