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Coffin Apothecary and FLASH SALE on Glass Bottles!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Halloween, Laura Carson, Newsletters

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

I’m handing off the intro to Miz Bella (Kim Ayers)! Then stay tuned for some new Halloween items (eyeballs?!), a recap of Thursday’s newsletter (which also had a New Poe Collage Sheet and some more little Halloween items — and a FREE Collage Sheet that’s still available), and a NEW Giveaway!


I love apothecaries. In fact my big dream is to move to England, live somewhere that is similar to the fictional Midsomer (yes as in Midsomer Murders because I LOVE English mysteries), open my own apothecary and in my spare time solve murder mysteries. Needless to say I am still trying to talk Slim Daddy into doing this. Anyways here I am off-topic already and this week my lovelies is a Laura Carson art project!

Are you ready? Brace yourself because Laura has created a Coffin Apothecary with Raven Doors AND a NEW Collage Sheet & Digital Image Set AND a VIDEO TUTORIAL! She is also upping her Halloween creep factor this year as well — ooooohhhh we love creepy here at Alpha Stamps. If only you knew how creepy we really are I’m sure you’d all go quite mad with envy.

I must say that I am all for a coffin shaped apothecary that has Black Chipboard Ravens for doors (see the coffin with the doors closed below at left), and Resin Skull Beads for the coffin feet. Not to mention the ravens/doors have eyeballs on them. We also love eyeballs here at Alpha Stamps (the better to stare at ordinary people with) and there are THREE different sized New and On Sale! Flat Back Eyeball Cabochons to chose from. (If you aren’t using them to create your own apothecary, you could always mount them on a the appropriate sized Bezel and make a pendant!)

More fun items (as well as things I love to hoard) in Laura’s Coffin Apothecary are the bottles. Loooove the Domed Apothecary Bottles, the Tiny Round Bottles, and if you can believe it: Even Tinier Bottles. OMG… did you see that Leslie just put the ENTIRE Glass Bottle Section on Sale?! Just today and tomorrow so get a move on!

Laura also used the Little Potions Collage Sheet to label the bottles she used. Other deas for the bottles: they make awfully cute Halloween pendants filled with Fiendish Fairy Farts (glitter), Dead Mens Toenails (dried onions) or even Naughty Children — Finely Ground (any spice will do!) Just make sure you glue the top into the bottle and then screw in an “eye” from the hardware store into the cork top. Ta-dah! Instant weird pendant to charm all of your friends with on Halloween or leave in random places.

Laura’s crepeldish Coffin Apothecary also has a video tutorial where she demonstrates how to assemble the coffin using a FREE coffin template AND there are also some free images for you to use in your apothecary! See Laura’s expansive Supply List then hop on your broom and fly on over to Laura’s blog to check it out.

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: Poe Cameos & Distress Stain Sprays

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
with Kristin Batsel’s
Edgar Allan Poe Chalkboard!

Poe Cameos Collage Sheet
Poe Cameos Collage Sheet
New and On Sale!

In honor of that new Poe Collage Sheet, at left, I decided that a sheet of cameo frames was in order. In fact, a FREE Oval Cameo Frames Mini Collage Sheet! FREE for all orders over $20 through Wednesday, Sept. 24th!


Hooray for the Apothecary Bottles Giveaway!

Yes, it’s true. I might have gone a little crazy again.

I started with these (many) goodies from Laura’s Coffin Apothecary (that’s a link to the supply list with links and photos):
– Resin Skull Beads
– Cat Eyes – 5mm Yellow
– Potion Bottle Silhouettes Collage Sheet
– Witchy Little Labels & Ephemera Collage Sheet
– Tiny Little Books Collage Sheet
– Little Potions Collage Sheet
– Skeleton Slides Collage Sheet
– Book Spines and Labels #1 Collage Sheet
– Halloween Carnival Games #4 Collage Sheet
– Black Chipboard Raven (2 so you can make the doors on your coffin)
– Verdigris Gargoyle Pendant (Back in Stock and On Sale!)
– Tiny Skull Beads – Silver
– Even Tinier Bottles
– Mini Inkwell Bottles
– Tiny Round Bottles
– 1-1/2 Inch Glass Bottles
– 3cm Tall Bottle with Cork
– Chunky Little Bottles
– Amber Even Tinier Bottles
– 16mm Clear Glass Marble (look how cute that looks as a crystal ball, sitting on a Filigree Cone Bead Cap)
– Miniature Open Book
– Ceramic Gargoyle Bead
– Small Resin Skull Beads
– Eyeball Beads – 10mm

And (as if that list wasn’t enough), a couple more related goodies that were calling out to me:
Pewter Dollhouse Dishes (Serving as chargers in the photo… holding Resin Skull Beads! And note: those dishes were just put on Clearance Sale!)
14x10mm Flat Back Oval Eye Cabochons (New and On Sale!)

(And since the ENTIRE Halloween Theme AND Glass Bottles Sections are On Sale!, pretty much all of the Giveaway items are On Sale!, too!)

To enter the Apothecary Bottles 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, MONDAY NIGHT, September 22, 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 winners (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 Poe Cameos Giveaway? That would be LeAnn! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, September 21st, 2014

151 responses to “Coffin Apothecary and FLASH SALE on Glass Bottles!”

  1. Fabulous as always! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    erica 🙂

  2. Heather Para says:

    I love this!!!

  3. Blair Lowery says:

    Another give away another try. Oh well some day.

  4. bobbie says:

    Eerily wonderful giveaway!! Sign me up!

  5. Birgit says:

    What great goodies — thanks for the chance! 🙂

    Happy creating,

  6. Janet D says:

    Oooh!! I really hope I get this set of goodies. I love the spooky stuff, and I’m a biochemistry major, so the apothecary bottles are an occupational need!!

  7. Kim says:

    LOVE IT!!!!
    scary vary scary.

  8. 2amscrapper says:

    another stellar give-away!

  9. Lanie says:

    I love the items. I watched the tutorial video yesterday for the coffin and as always it was amazing.

  10. I Love Halloween great giveaway~

  11. marla b says:

    oh no – this is seriously wonderful. i love the coffin and eyeball collection!

  12. Katie Cowden says:

    Perfect giveaway for the season!

  13. Michele says:

    So Spooky!

  14. Emily N. says:

    Another great giveaway!!

  15. Michelle says:

    These are awesome. I love the Halloween ones. (Especially bottles and labels.)

  16. Shelby says:

    LOVE IT!!!! Another great Giveaway!

  17. Jo says:

    I love this!!! Can I go with you to England????

  18. April says:

    This is a fabulous giveaway!!!! Hope I win!!!!

  19. Stefanie says:

    This is an amazing make – love it :o) and a great giveaway as always!!

  20. Cherie says:

    Love this one!

  21. Regina Salvador says:

    Another good and creepy Halloween-y giveaway!

  22. Helen Potter says:

    I would love to win this!

  23. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    I think the coffin apothecary cabinet is my favorite yet!

  24. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    Oh wow !! What an absolutely WONDERFUL giveaway! Is it my turn yet??? Crossing fingers and toes!!!!

  25. Ivy Laine says:

    Another absolutely fabulous giveaway!!

  26. judy says:

    This would be awesome to win, I have found that it’s hard for me to come up with idea’s for projects, this would be a great way to get started again, Happy Halloween all~

  27. Pat Shaw says:

    I just love love this latest project by Laura. Really hope I win this one.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Holly Day says:

    What a wonderful collection of spooky stuff!Especially all the little glass bottles–so many possibilities!

  29. M. C. Sparks says:

    Love the little bottles!

  30. IKE says:

    Oooh – what gorgeous goodies and I just LUV the eyeballs. !! Thank you for a chance to win some xxxx

  31. marcia says:

    You guys just keep steppin’ it up!!!!!

  32. Beverly says:

    Halloween is the best time of the year to be crafty! Love your goodies!

  33. Traci says:

    Would love to win this as I have to make Laura’s fantastic apothecary cabinet-LOVE it!!

  34. Sue Pierson says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  35. Jill says:

    More and More Poe! Ok, it’s obscure, but Poe is my 4th great grand nephew of the wife of 5th great grandfather of the husband of my 2nd great grand aunt. A stretch, but he’s in the family tree!

  36. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    it should be me….

  37. Lorna E. says:

    I love this apothecary! Fantastic giveaway, would be sweet to win it today especially – birthday today.

  38. Deborah Haught says:

    OMG this is the best giveaway ever! Thank you for the chance to win it!

  39. Thalia Kottke says:

    I soooo love the ravens as doors. Pick me, pick me.

  40. Jen R says:

    I was just thinking I would love to do an apothecary. This is so awesome!

  41. Laura says:

    Amazing as always, I love it all!

  42. Rose Lewis says:

    I just love those tiny bottles to fill with embellishments!

  43. MaggieM says:

    I love all of the minis and the rest of the giveaway items…couldn’t you put in a good word for me at! I am in dire need of Halloween goodies:)

  44. Ritva says:

    I combine those halloween stuff with potions and magic, so exciting!

  45. Nancy Stone says:

    Another great giveaway. Love the little bottles.

  46. Matxalen says:

    I love this bottles too

  47. marge says:

    great selection…..would love it….

  48. Joan says:

    Love the glass bottles. Thanks for a chance to win.

  49. Paula Miller says:

    loving this!

  50. barbara macaskill says:

    I would think that I had died and gone to Heaven if I won the Apothecary bottles giveaway!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE little bottles!!! I would need a coffin to go with them!! LOL

  51. Donna says:

    OMG!!!! Laura is amazing! Love this!

  52. jo says:

    Love the crows!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. barbara macaskill says:

    Oh Poe! I just went back and reread all of the amazing goodies in this week’s spooktacular prize package and am giddy with pure excitement that I have a chance to win all of these luscious goodies!!! I just wanted to leave a comment with my email address just in case I win. It is I do not want anything to get in the way of claiming it if I am the lucky winner. Would you consider doing a package price for all of the goodies in the giveaway?? If so, how much would the grand total for everything be that is in the givevaway?? Thanks for the info!

  54. Loretta Micheals says:

    Another really inspiring post!

  55. Mary Jochems says:

    Very very halloweenie!

  56. Sandy says:

    What a great time of the year.

  57. Russell says:

    Just in the nick of time.. I’m all out of eyeballs.. 🙂

  58. Joan says:

    Omgosh, how amazing is this Coffin Apothecary!?! I’m just starting on my own apothecary cabinet project, so I would be doing a Snoopy dance if won this giveaway!

  59. Liz Russell says:

    omg! What an awesome giveaway!Thanks for the chance to win.

  60. Karen says:

    Ohhhhh, more wondrously, spooky Halloween craft goodies!!! Cant’ wait till I get paid! Thanks again for this awesome giveaway chance!

  61. cathrine bolin says:

    Lotions and potions and crows, oh my!

  62. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, this coffin apothecary is amazing! So inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win this incredible giveaway!

  63. Kathy Sorensen says:

    I am doing this first, then going shopping. This is all too cool!

  64. Kim says:

    Can’t wait to get started on this coffin. What a great idea!!!

  65. Marilyn H says:

    Awesome apothecary!

  66. Karen Mallory says:

    I have to make that coffin apothecary!!!

  67. Sokat says:

    Love this. All of this. Little bottles, glass eyes..awesome

  68. Sandy says:

    Can’t get any better than this giveaway!

  69. cheryl foster says:

    Mememe ! Oh please pick me 🙂

  70. Barbara Souza says:

    These would be fun to create with. Would love to win.

  71. Liane Ceglar says:

    Halloween…glasseyes….little bottles…..awesome !!!!!!
    Liane 🙂

  72. Kim says:

    Ya all are awesome! Love it!

  73. maree natal says:

    This is killer!

  74. Beverly M. says:

    This looks like so much fun!

  75. Cocoa says:

    Oh my! This would be a great Halloween treat!!!

  76. Mary Mac says:

    Just love those potion bottles. I can a few ideas for some fun projects.

  77. Nancy S says:

    What an absolutely amazing piece!

  78. Maria says:

    Love this stuff!

  79. Evleta says:

    The Apothecary Bottles are just the right size for a really cool display for Halloween. Thank you for offering them as a prize.

  80. LoriSW says:

    Wow, you did go a little crazy! You are wonderful! One of us is going to be very happy…

  81. Marissa says:

    So glad I found your site ~ full of FUN! Thanks

  82. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    Would love to have all that wonderful stuff to play with. Laura’s piece was wonderful. Hoping for a chance to win

  83. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    This would be so neat to win!

  84. Noreen says:

    I love it! Such a fun way to use a coffin! Thanks for the chance to win.

  85. gerri h says:

    Always an inspiration!

  86. Janet Turner says:

    So cute. I would love to win this!

  87. Eileen McCaffrey says:

    Fall is my favorite time of year! Thanks for another chance to win a great giveaway. Love the eyes!

  88. Lana says:

    ghoulish fun!!!!!

  89. Donna Ullian says:

    Laura has done it again! Love to win this fabulous give-away!

  90. Aja Martinez says:

    So cool!! I hope I win!!

  91. I loves me some leetle bottles….

  92. chark says:

    this project is sooooo awesome!

  93. Sharon says:

    Oh such Halloween fun!! Great project…

  94. Susan says:

    Oooh!Me Like! ABRACADABRA! Make it mine!

  95. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    LOVE it!!!

  96. Carmen says:

    The Best Apothecary Giveaway Ever!

  97. Ellen Lai says:

    Hope I’m lucky enough, lovely items in the lot!

  98. Joelle Platz says:

    Oh my! Every week you guys just keep coming up with more amazing stuff. Would love, love, love to win this one!

  99. Erin jenkner says:

    Every time I look I see inspiration! Love your ideas!

  100. Verna Stapleton says:

    Incredible inspiration! Thank you for offering a great giveaway!

  101. Amanda Miller says:

    Love all the tiny bottles! So great!!

  102. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Eyes, eyes, eyes!!! Love this eyes and raven too. Hope to get picked this time.

  103. LeAnn says:

    Laura is amazing! I love the coffin apothecary.

  104. Patricia says:

    Love this

  105. Dena Cottrell says:

    I could add to my apothecary with this set of goodies!!

  106. Maria says:

    Creepy eyeballs. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  107. Andrew Francesconi says:

    Love this beautiful Halloween giveaway, and all your great tutorials.

  108. Tis is my fav giveaway so far!

  109. Kathy Bumb says:

    This is a great giveaway. Love all your Halloween supplies and your great tutorials.

  110. Jen says:

    Wow! What an amazing giveaway!

  111. Sherry Bear says:

    Nevermore have I seen such an awesome giveaway!

  112. melody says:

    I don’t know what it is about tiny apothecary bottles, but I find them highly addictive!

  113. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome… love the little bottles!

  114. Diane says:

    What a great contest – just in time for Halloween.

  115. Sally Turlington says:

    Yes! Put my name in the drawing. Yippee!!

  116. Debbie Kaste says:

    What a great collection. The little bottles are so perfect!

  117. angelic says:

    Great Halloween collection! I would love to win this. thanks for the great giveaway.

  118. judy burris says:

    I just LOVE the crafts for this time of year! What a great project! I’m bananas for bottles!

  119. Debra Gibson says:

    Thanks’ for the chance to win! Love the birds and bottle’s !

  120. Lori says:

    Oh, I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  121. Karen says:

    Would love to be notified that I won this collection. Looks like another great collection of Halloween madness fun.

  122. Amanda Jane says:

    I live in Australia; we don’t celebrate Halloween here but this year I am travelling to the US and so looking forward to having a ‘real’ Halloween! I am already collecting bits and pieces of Halloween emphemera and embellishments so I can make an art journal about my experiences. This generous give away would be the perfect way to decorate my authentic Halloween journal!

  123. Ohhh i love to win this great Kit !!!

  124. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    A fabulous collection of Halloween awesomeness!

  125. coco says:

    I love so much Laura’s project!!! Fantastic hand-made coffin closed by the ravens, with many many fabulous collage elements, tiny bottles, and so many Halloween wonderful elements. would love winning this giveaway, thanks for the chance to win this huge set of creepy goodies. Coco x

  126. Kimberly Barcello says:

    Halloween and skeletons in the closet. My fav!

  127. Roxanne says:

    hahah….the coffin apothecary is great! That is so cool! Laura’s projects are always so interesting! What an imagination!And of course it helps to have the cool embellishments from Alpha.Love it!

  128. Patti Flasch says:

    More ravens! I love them…
    This package offers lots of inspiration…thanks for the chance to enter!

  129. Patti Swartz says:

    This giveaway is amazing! The coffin apothecary is so creative. Makes me want to skip work and start creating!

  130. Kathleen Cole says:

    Yes, yes, yes – absolutely wonderful! I would love, love, love to win all this, and keep it in my permanent Halloween display I have year-round in my living room…..

  131. wendy says:

    i love that coffin apothecary!!! I can’t wait to start decorating for Halloween!

  132. Eve says:

    How do you manage to be such an unending source of inspiration and joy??? I love it!

  133. Debbi Decker says:

    This is so cool! That coffin is really extraordinary and the items in the giveaway are fabulous! Would love to win this one!

  134. Patti G says:

    Love this. I would love to win this. Halloween is my favorite.

  135. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Apothecary Bottles Giveaway, especially the pewter dollhouse dishes, the skull beads and the little books collage sheet!!
    How FUN!!

  136. Barbara says:

    Great give away for a Halloween fan!

  137. Lori Wilczek says:

    Oh, I just love the Apothecary Bottle Giveaway! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Alpha Stamps you amaze me with your creativity.

  138. Kay H. says:

    This is such an awesome coffin and giveaway! Love it!!!

  139. Denise Humenik says:

    Halloween Majic! Love it! Thanks for another opportunity!

  140. Orlie severson says:

    I would love to know how much this kit would cost with everything. I am in love with this kit.

  141. Kathy LaPorte says:

    I just love these tiny bottles.
    Could have lots of fun with them.

  142. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    Don’t need a degree in Pharmacy for this one. What fun!

  143. Lana Vassallo says:

    oh I love Halloween!!!!!

  144. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Love the new eyeballs!

  145. Jackie says:

    Great giveaway! Count me in!

  146. Jennie says:

    Wicked giveaway!

  147. Tanya says:

    I am always excited to see Laura’s creations! Great giveaway also!

  148. Roberta S says:

    I’m just loving all these Halloween posts! Thanks for another fabulous giveaway–I hope I win!!

  149. Carol Slowik says:

    This one is definitely for me!!! Pick me PLEASE!

  150. I love Poe so, I think I would make good use of this giveaway. Please let me know. Thanks as always.