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Festive Halloween Votives & Nevermore

Filed under Art Projects, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Collage Sheets, Edgar Allan Poe Kit, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Laura Carson

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: Carolines’s Nevermore, Laura’s Festive Halloween Votives and Candles.

Guess who is back from her Rolling Naked All Summer in Glitter World Tour with her offering for the Edgar Allan Poe Kit? It is Caroline Ouzts-Hay with Nevermore!

I love this piece — in fact I may have to make one for my mantle; or just hop on my broom and steal this one from Caroline. After all, she IS only one state over from me!

Caroline wrapped a wood block with the Arsenic and Lace Scrapbook Paper – Spooky Icons (available in the kit). Then she adhered a standing tall, Mr. Poe cut from the Just Poe Collage Sheet to one corner and attached her Black Chipboard Raven with a 1/8 Inch Wooden Dowel in the other corner.

The very same paper she wrapped the wood block with also (just the opposite side) was used to cover both the Raven and the banner background. Stamp each banner piece that you’ve cut out to spell Nevermore with the Antique Typewriter Mini Alphabet Set, add a few Resin Skull Beads and there you have it! A fabulous ode to Poe.

To see what else Caroline used and for more pictures fly on over to Caroline’s blog.

Next is one of many Halloween offerings from “Hey watch me pull another amazing project out of my pocket” Laura Carson!

Laura has created Festive Halloween Votives and Candles AND a NEW Collage Sheet & Digital Image Set! Way easy for you to create and decorate your home with, or give out as hostess gifts for all of those wild Halloween parties in the suburbs you’ll be attending. I have heard stories about parties at subdivisions around here, yes I have. I’d tell you what I’ve heard but you’d be so shocked you’d be frozen in place for days!

Since Alpha Stamps can produce our own sticker sheets from any of the Collage Sheets that we carry, Laura decided to make a Halloween Silhouettes Collage Sheet that would be easy to cut-out and would work fabulously for decorating things like the Votive Candle Holder – Glass, candles, bottles and as backgrounds for layered artwork. (And in case you want to take the images in some other direction or scale them up for really large projects, Laura also created a Halloween Silhouettes Digital Download Set.)

(Psst! And since ALL of these Halloween items are On Sale, that means the new collage sheet and digital set are, too!
– The ENTIRE Halloween Theme Section
– The ENTIRE Halloween Collage Sheets Section
– The ENTIRE Halloween Rubber Stamps Section)

Don’t forget to add fun embellishments like the New and On Sale! Gothic Lace Black Border Stickers, 1/2 Inch Scalloped Black Lace, and Black Sweeper Fringe to your creations. Remember, details… it’s all in the details!

Here’s Laura’s full Supply List. For more pictures and instructions on how to create your own spoooooky creations, saddle up your pumpkin and head on over to Laura’s blog.


Hooray! A Halloween Votives & Poe Giveaway!

In addition to these goodies from Laura Halloween Votive Candles (note: that’s a link to the supply list with links and photos):
– Halloween Silhouettes Collage Sheet
– Votive Candle Holder – Glass
– Egg Cups
– 3 Inch Tall Candlestick Holder
– 1/2 Inch Scalloped Black Lace
– Black Sweeper Fringe
– Spirited Labyrinth Scrapbook Paper
– Pumpkin Pods
– LED Tea Light

AND these goodies from Caroline’s Nevermore:
– Arsenic and Lace Scrapbook Paper – Spooky Icons
– Just Poe Collage Sheet
– Resin Skull Beads
– Half-Round Dresden Borders – Black
– 1/8 Inch Wooden Dowels
– Black Chipboard Raven

I also included:
– A FULL SET of the Halloween Die Cuts (also featured in the Halloween Die Cuts FREE Gift Kit)
– A New and On Sale! Antique Bronze Talon Pendant with an
18mm Eyeball Bead

To enter the Halloween Votives & Poe 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, September 12, 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 Mourning for Poe Giveaway? That would be Daylan! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by MizBella, September 11th, 2014

141 responses to “Festive Halloween Votives & Nevermore”

  1. Lana says:

    I love seeing the creativity of these artists…would love to win this surprise package! Hey I’m the 1st one to enter!!!!! yea!!!!!!

  2. Lori Wilczek says:

    More Poe! Love all the wonderful Ideas.

  3. maxine says:

    love your products and would dearly love to win this collection….

  4. Carmen says:

    I’m loving all the Halloween/dark-themed items! 🙂

  5. Ritva says:

    Just love those halloween stuff!

  6. Barbara says:

    Looks cool!My Grandsons would love the eyeball button!

  7. Liane Ceglar says:

    Absolutely love Halloween and your products. This Give-a-way would be a dream come true !!!!!
    Liane 🙂

  8. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love, love, love the Raven.

  9. Sally Peters says:

    Ohhhhhh, yummy stuff.Love it!

  10. Marge McInerny says:

    This collection is awesome!!

  11. Pennie says:

    This is my first post for a giveaway…the devil made me do it! I’m so inspired by your offerings.

  12. Kathy says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday–this give-away looks wonderful.

  13. Diane D. says:

    Love everything Halloween and all the goodies in this Give Away. Thanks for a chance to win.

  14. chark says:

    wow! great projects and great inspiration!

  15. Melanie says:

    Love the Edgar Allen Poe kit and Halloween stuff in general. Thanks for the chance to win the amazing prize!

  16. Ann C. says:

    Artistically Spooky!

  17. Tanya says:

    Your posts, ideas, giveaways are always so inspiring! And this one does not disappoint. What a fun package to win!

  18. Regina Salvador says:

    Love Halloween, love the votives!

  19. Tanya says:

    Do you ever sell the giveaways as sets? Would be a great idea!

  20. barbara macaskill says:

    Spookaliscious giveaway today!!! Would love for it to arrive in my mailbox!! I could scare up a few batty ideas for hauntingly beautiful creations if it did! Thanks for the chance to be spookaliscious!

  21. Russell says:

    This is a must win!! 🙂

  22. Marilyn H says:

    Love today’s projects.

  23. Patti G says:

    I am always inspired by your collections.

  24. Stefanie says:

    Wowsers!! Always love your Halloween supplies & these are no exception. Brilliant make too :o)

  25. Sherrie Conant says:


  26. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Loving the Poe collection!

  27. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    A Poe-si-tively wonderful set!

  28. Nancy Stone says:

    You have the greatest giveaways. Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Patti says:

    Love,love, love Halloween. This collection is fabulous!

  30. Sandy says:

    I simply love Halloween but it is almost 90 here!

  31. Kate says:

    I would love this for a birthday present!!!

  32. genagirl says:

    Oooooh, this is getting me into a Halloween mood! I love making spooky crafts!

  33. April says:

    I gotta win something from the Poe collection!!!!!

  34. Roberta S says:

    These Halloween giveaways just keep getting better and better. I would LOVE to win this cool stuff! Please, oh please, choose me!! And thanks for the chance to win–you rock!

  35. Kate Jones says:

    I would love to win ! Thanking you. Kate

  36. Amanda Miller says:

    Lots of great ideas! Love all the spooky stuff.Fall is coming.Its a chilly 62 in Ohio rite now 🙂

  37. Silhouette Cut Files!! You have officially become my absolutely favorite place!!

  38. KimMJ says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween and the Autumn. I always look forward to the all the new goodies you have for this time of year as well as the incredible creations your DT comes up with!

    Thanx for the chance to win! 🙂

  39. debbi g says:

    Halloween is my fav holiday. would love to win this great give a way! Thanks

  40. Gilda says:

    Love the Halloween ideas. Thanks for a chance to win.

  41. Deb Neerman says:

    Alpha Stamps has THE best selection of Hallowe’en goodies … Love ’em all! Thanks so much for the chance to win this fab giveaway!!

  42. Emily N says:

    Love all the Halloween! Kep it up until October 31!

  43. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    There’s something new and wonderful every time!

  44. Debbie Rollier says:

    Halloween is my favorite

  45. Love it, esp. that talon!

  46. Lorna says:

    I would love to win this as a gift for my best friend!!
    Pick me, pick me!!!!!

  47. Katie Cowden says:

    All of these goodies look like so much fun!

  48. Oooooh this giveaway is packed full of spooky goodness. What fun. I love Edgar Allen Poe (come to think of it, I have some “Poe”stage stamps from years ago when the USPS featured him. What a clever idea to decorate the candles. My fingers are definitely crossed that lady luck is smiling on me. So much generosity here. Wow!

  49. Holly Day says:

    OMG–LOVE spiders! And witches! And Halloween! And everything about this pile of goodies!

  50. coco says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday. This giveaway looks wonderful, thanks for the chance to win.

  51. Love Halloween and your stuff great Thanks for the chance

  52. Mary Mac says:

    Just Poe collage sheet is on my must have list.

  53. Pam Weiler says:

    Goodness, this is a great giveaway! Poe and Halloween great combination.

  54. Cocoa says:

    Ooooh! You are spoiling us and what fun you are making it! Love everything twice!!!

  55. Debra Gibson says:

    oh! Please ! Let me win this one ! I would do it proud !!!

  56. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    it would be sweet to win this

  57. cathrine bolin says:

    It’s like a mini halloween paper shop of goodies!

  58. Karen Mallory says:

    Wow! Another fabulous giveaway! Love Alpha Stamps!

  59. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Oh, Poe me if I don’t win this one.

  60. Lori says:

    Fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  61. Jennie says:

    Ooohhh! Love the Halloween goodies!

  62. Michele says:

    How fun!!

  63. Doreen aka LuniLadi says:

    What a treasure trove of a giveaway!! Meeeeeeeeee…I wish!

  64. Wow! Love it. Another GREAT Giveaway!!!

  65. Beth Williams says:

    This is fabulous-must try to recreate that crow. He’s just what my mantle needs for Halloween. And the votives would make delightful treats for my grown-up neighbors. Thank you for a chance to win.

  66. Jo says:

    Love this Poe extravaganza!
    Thanks for the giveaway – would love to win this!!

  67. Traci says:

    Love the creativity today the projects are great. I love the crow and Poe perfect for halloween. Also, Laura’s creativity is always amazing-love her ideas.

  68. Blair Lowery says:

    So fun to create for halloween. Hope I win to add to the stash

  69. LoriSW says:

    eeks! What a fabulous giveaway!!!

  70. orianna says:


  71. Christine Hendry says:

    I love your products and have been buying for awhile, but this is the first time I’ve entered one of your drawings. This kit is amazing and I’d love to win!

  72. Noreen says:

    Love the skulls around the raven’s feet – was that dinner?

  73. Lorrie Koenig says:

    I am so excited to see the Halloween projects. I would love to win the prize and enjoy all the spooky creative goodies.

  74. Cathy smith says:

    I keep hoping!

  75. Eileen McCaffrey says:

    I love Poe and I love Halloween. I’d love to win this fantastic giveaway!

  76. Loretta Micheals says:

    Hard to believe that Halloween has come around again so quickly! I love the inspiring ideas.

  77. Another really nice selection.

  78. Janet Turner says:


  79. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    I just love these…hope it’s my turn to win!

  80. Jeanne Kelly says:

    This is such a great project. I could just see Edgar climbing up on the raven for a ride through the midnight sky!

  81. Ellen Lai says:

    Would be a lovely kit to do some Halloween stuff which i have not tried yet!

  82. LeAnn says:

    Yay! More Poe

  83. Jen R says:

    Poe-lease let me win this.

  84. Kay H. says:

    I’m loving all these Halloween inspirations! Thank you!

  85. Carol Slowik says:

    This is definitely good stuff!!!!

  86. Laura says:

    Love it so very much, thank you for the chance to win!!

  87. Karen N. says:

    WOW…all I can say is WOW, would love to win this one,

  88. I’d love to spend some time in your minds. So talented thanks for sharing.

  89. Lorna E. says:

    Another great Halloween themed giveaway! Love it.

  90. The wicked witch is out !!! yikes and she is looking for a big surprise kit !!! This is a witches delight !
    melody Holland

  91. Patti Flasch says:

    BEST. HALLOWEEN. GIVEAWAY. EVER. You are awesome!

  92. The wicked witch is out !!! and she is looking for a big surprise kit !!! This is a witches delight !
    melody Holland

  93. Gerri herbst says:

    Just love that eyeball!

  94. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Halloween votives!!

  95. Me Pugh says:

    The mini pumpkins are adorable.

  96. Carmen says:

    My, My, My, Love all the delightful Halloween Goodies!

  97. Joelle Platz says:

    Each time I get depressed that I have once again not won the giveaway, another fantastic giveaway is announced. I shall cross my fingers! Love it!!

  98. This is a lot of fun and very scary.

  99. Helen Potter says:

    I love the talons!

  100. Kim says:

    Could the give ways get any better?
    Halloween give always are the best.

  101. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Yummy! I especially love the die cut owl and the raven.

  102. Leslie Hanson says:

    I’m feeling very inspired!

  103. Karen says:

    I love love love Halloween projects – mostly sewing involved but also have a passion for paper goodies. This looks like a wonderful collection of supplies for a creative “retreat” in my own home!

  104. Joan says:

    Poe gives me nightmares, but then, isn’t that what it is all about?

  105. Kathryn says:

    This is perfect!

  106. Paulanne says:

    I love. Poe so I am a logical choice. Tee -hee. Paula

  107. Jennifer Bumb says:

    Love Halloween and all these fabulous altered art supplies and tutorials.

  108. Andrew Francesconi says:

    Love this Halloween giveaway – favorite time of year.

  109. Jill Noblitt says:

    Would love to win these goodies!!!!

  110. Nancy S says:

    I just love the Halloween votives. What great centerpieces for that special party!

  111. Birgit says:

    As all the other girls, I just love this Halloween stuff — thanks for the chance to win these goodies. 🙂

  112. Jackie says:

    oh ! What a crow!!ok…Raven! I love it!

  113. Melissa says:

    Hahaha – the eyeballs…

  114. Mary-Ann says:

    I Love Poe!!

  115. Darlene says:

    another fab giveaway for EAP !!! thx for the opportunity

  116. angelic says:

    I love all the creative Halloween projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

  117. Nan says:

    My TellTale heart would love to win this! Thanks for such GREAT giveaways and inspirations!

  118. Jo says:

    Love Love POE!!!!!

  119. Roxanne says:

    AWWWW! Love all this spooky time stuff. Great embellishments and project ideas! Booo! 🙂

  120. Kim R says:

    Poe-etic! Love it!

  121. Karen says:

    fantastic project, love Poe, thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  122. Cathy Skrehot says:

    Nice to have a chance to win such fantastic stuff!

  123. JPN says:

    What a cool stash!! Count me in!

  124. julie benge says:

    That eyeball in the raven’s claw is amazingly spooky Give me moe’ Poe, please!

  125. susan higgins says:

    Thanks for a chance to win a wonderful prize

  126. Sylvia L. says:

    What a creative, unique piece Caroline has designed. I look forward every week to seeing the new Halloween goodies.

  127. Liz Russell says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed, This is an awesome kit!

  128. Janna Shwaiko says:

    What a wonderful package! Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday!

  129. sheila AR says:

    those raven’s talons are awesome!! What will they clutch next??? Another gaspingly great giveaway, Alpha!

  130. Linda E. says:

    All of the goodies inspire creativity! I can’t wait to get started on Halloween fun!

  131. Diana Bittaker says:

    Fantastic!, that’s all I can say about this give-away!

  132. karine says:

    Fabulous! Would love to have this prize to create more decorations for my favorite holiday!
    Always fabulous things from ya’ll!

  133. Janis says:

    Ah my prettie! Halloween is the best time of year!

  134. 2amscrapper says:

    Love these inspirational projects and another great product give-away!

  135. Serena Powell says:

    This giveaway would be perfect for my sister. She is a huge fan of Halloween and Poe.