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Christmas Joy, New Tim Holtz, FREE Charms

Filed under Art Projects, Edgar Allan Poe Kit, Featured Artwork, Gifts/Decorations, Giveaways, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana

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

I was sad to hear of the death of Christopher Hogwood this morning. I often listen to Baroque music (and earlier) while working on the newsletters. Following the albums (yes, LPs) released by the Academy of Ancient Music was always such a joy (and a way to discover early music pre-internet).

On to brighter subjects… did you realize that since today is the 25th, it’s exactly 3 months till Christmas? (Ok… that may strike fear into some of you instead of trying to lighten this intro.)

But Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) has made such an adorable Christmas Clock (with a sleeping fawn among the glittering snow and holly… and those bright red cardinals on top), it’s sure to make you happy.

Bella used the Altered Metal Frame – Clock as the base/structure for her artwork. Then added paper from the New and On Sale! Christmas Joy Scrapbook Papers and the New and On Sale! Miniature Lying Deer – Fawn. (And enough sparkly stickles and mica to cover your house!) Here’s a link to her full Supply List. And see more photos on her blog post.

And speaking of new Christmas papers, we have 3 new Christmas items from Tim Holtz! I love all the red and white patterns in the Tim Holtz 12×12 Paper Stash – Merriment. So many options (and since they’re repeated in multiple sizes, there’s bound to be one at the scale you need). See below for another photo, and also photos of the related Tissue Tape Set and new Pine Twine Garland. And did I mention that all 3 are On Sale!

And, since we’re winding down a whole month of Edgar Allan Poe projects, here’s a new Poe Portrait by Design Team Member Nichola Battilana! As Nichola says,
“Take dear old Edgar. He’s a creepy fellow, eerie tales and poems… at the same time, they tug at your heart and you can’t help but like the fellow.”

I’d say the same of her artwork. Here’s Nichola’s Supply List and see more photos on Nichola’s blog.

Oh, how could I forget? There’s a new FREE Gift Kit! I've put together this little exclusive Alpha Stamps' mini kit containing a mix of all the charms in the New Gold and Silver Christmas Charm Sets! (Sorry, you won't receive every charm — it's a big group with 10 options — but I'm mixing up all the options so you'll receive a random set of 3 charms).

Plus, the kit contains a custom fiber mix that looks great with the charms — and with the New Christmas Joy Scrapbook Papers! (Hey, and that group includes a sheet of tags… perfect for adding a bit of this fiber mix to adorn a gift!) Click on the photo at right for more info.


Hooray! A Christmas Joy & Reindeer Giveaway!

In addition to these goodies from Bella’s Christmas Clock (note: that’s a link to the supply list with links and photos):
– Christmas Joy Scrapbook Paper – Reindeer
– Holly Berry Garland
– Lacquered Holly & Berry Picks
– Miniature Cardinal
– Miniature Pinecone Picks
– Miniature Lying Deer – Fawn

I also included the other four sheets from the new Christmas Joy Scrapbook Papers (so all 5 are included).

And these items just cuz I thought they looked good with the mix (and both are On Sale!):
Santas Journey Holiday Gift Tags
Holly Charms (I included 3)

Plus all of these items just put on Clearance Sale:
Reindeer Holiday Dazzlers
Gold Glitter Hemp Twine
Christmas Stocking Buttons
Gift Tag Buttons

And a Christmas Charms Gift Kit, but with all 10 of the charm options!

To enter the Christmas Joy & Reindeer 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 26, 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 Apothecary Bottles Giveaway!? That would be Judy Burris! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, September 25th, 2014

149 responses to “Christmas Joy, New Tim Holtz, FREE Charms”

  1. Lana says:

    YEA…I’m the first one to post!!!! can’t believe it’s “that time of the year” again!!!!

  2. barbara macaskill says:

    Oh my goodness! What a beautiful clock! LOVE Tim’s Christmas Joy collection and that is going to be my first purchase when I get some $$. Great prize package for one lucky winner!

  3. Ritva says:

    Time to start X-mas crafting!

  4. Jamie says:

    Oh what fun!

  5. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    oh my…fun

  6. Denise Humenik says:

    A wonderful inspiration!!

  7. Kathy McGee says:

    I will be dreaming of a white Christmas waiting to hear who the lucky winner is—and I live in Florida!

  8. Sandy says:

    Less than 100 days to Xmas, do the days seem to fly by faster as you get older?

  9. Jo says:

    Love the new Christmas theme!!

  10. angelic says:

    I love the little cute deer. This is a beautiful collection.

  11. I love the project and these papers. But all the goodies used have me drooling. Wonderful Christmas themed papers.

  12. Holly Day says:

    Adorable. The little fawn is just precious.

  13. Nancy Stone says:

    Beautiful collection. The Christmas clock is so adorable.

  14. Charlene says:


  15. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    I am so ready for Christmas if only the cooling tradewinds would blow some cool weather our way! Mahalo for the op to win.

  16. Arminta says:

    Christmas items are beautiful!

  17. LeAnn says:

    The fawn is adorable. Very pretty Christmas clock.

  18. maree natal says:

    Xmas. Xmas. Xmas before we know it!

  19. Liane Ceglar says:

    the fawn is so sweet, Paper is beautiful…X-mas will be here before we know it !!!
    Liane 🙂

  20. Marlon Reinmann says:

    Christmas panic is beginning to hit already. No matter how much time I give myself, there never seems to be enough time to make everything.
    Love that wreath!

  21. Kathryn says:

    That fawn is soooo sweet! A must have!!!

  22. MaggieM says:

    I love the altered clock and all of the Alpha Stamps Christmas goodies-you always carry the best products! If I had the money, I’d buy up everything! Maybe I’ll win your giveaway-I’d be so set for Christmas!

  23. Emily N says:

    Christmas how time flies!

  24. oh, I’m knee-deep in Chrismas supplies, getting things ready for the holidays. The little treasures and goodies in this prize package would be a most welcome addition!
    The sleeping fawn – and the charms – and all those ribbon trims – and . . . so many wonderful things!

  25. Jackie Barth says:

    Would love to win this! Wonderful stuff.

  26. Kim S. says:

    I am new to your blog, but oh do I ever have the projects spinning in my head. I love the new fawn.

  27. Kristie says:

    I love this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  28. Peggy Hatcher says:

    I love these papers! I like the Victorian look when it comes to Christmas.

  29. Paula Miller says:

    creativity awakening!

  30. Sandy A says:

    Would really love to win and have an excuse to disappear and be creative!

  31. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    Oh my! Can’t believe Christmas is that close! Where has this year gone?? Would love to win this and get a start on the holidays….so fingers are crossed!

  32. sheila AR says:

    fawns are very special creatures…beautiful giveaway, can’t believe christmas is coming so fast too! Would love these festive goodies

  33. Nancy Penir says:

    What a great giveaway! Would love to win! Those charms are calling me!

  34. Carmen says:

    What a wonderful Christmas giveaway!

  35. April says:

    Yeah for xmas!!!!! This looks so pretty!

  36. Kim B says:

    Oh please let me win this one! I love it!!!

  37. Michelle Toops says:

    I would love to win this Christmas stuff!

  38. I love these products and projects~~

  39. Dena Cottrell says:

    Oh I love the little fawn. I really hope I win!

  40. Debbie Rollier says:

    I love it all

  41. Kate says:

    this would kick-start my holiday projects! I would love the kit! Thanks!

  42. Diane Smith says:

    Would love to win….it’s fabulous!

  43. ginny over says:

    I love Christmas

  44. Evelyn Safiri says:

    Such a very generous offering! Seeing it, I am now ready to Create Christmas! Thank you!

  45. Mary Mac says:

    I don’t know what I like best the papers or the embellishments.

  46. Mary Jochems says:

    Let me win …let me win…..let me win!

  47. Eve says:

    Love that little deer!

  48. Karen C says:

    Very sweet!

  49. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, I’m floored by this amazing project … awesomeness!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this giveaway; I’d love to create my own!

  50. Marilyn H says:

    Awesome clock!

  51. Cocoa says:

    Now my favorite holiday is coming and this giveaway is perfect for getting ready for Christmas!

  52. Roxanne says:

    awww..sorry to hear of Mr.Hogwood’s passing. Keep the music in your head as a tribute.:)
    Love the clock/fawn project…how incredibly sweet! Would love to win this beautiful Christmas stash of fun! thanks for the chance.

  53. Kris says:

    This is awesome!

  54. Kathy W says:

    I was sorry to hear about Christopher Hogwood yesterday, too. MPR seems to have a spotlight on him today. What a wonderful prize! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  55. Karen Mallory says:

    Wonderful clock! Here comes Christmas, the most craftiest time of the year!

  56. Yvette LeBlanc says:


  57. Vic says:

    That clock is the most adorable thing ever! What a spectacular giveaway!

  58. Roberta S says:

    Although I’m really not ready to start my Christmas crafting yet, I would love to win this awesome giveaway. That clock scene is very cool, and so is the Poe portrait! Thank you for the inspiration and fun.

  59. Char- Deerborn says:

    I just love anything with deer or fawns in it. This is so pretty.

  60. Miss Iowa says:

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And it’s never too early to start planning for it. Love the sleeping fawn and thanks for the giveaway.

  61. Monica says:

    Only 90 days til Christmas!

  62. DianeD says:

    Gorgeous giveaway! I’m ready to start my Christmas projects so this is perfect timing! Thanks for the opportunity.

  63. Nancy Erdman says:

    Love Christmas. Ready to start working on Christmas projects. Your items are just what I need.

  64. Matxalen says:

    Lovely collection. Christmas it´s come

  65. Karen says:

    Oh My! I’m still playing with Halloween stuff, but this looks like a wonderful collection – would love to be a winner of this and then I’ll start thinking Christmas!!!

  66. Jill Ongley says:

    Oh boy! Christmas goodies! I have all sorts of wonderful plans for using this festive stash !

  67. Barbara says:

    Such a cool theme! Love the papers and the miniature fawn. Hope I win!

  68. Stefanie says:

    Aargh – Christmas!! Great giveaway – thanks for the opportunity :o)

  69. Kathy h says:

    Great stuff!

  70. Noreen says:

    Your projects and giveaways are always so fun!

  71. LoriSW says:

    Awesome Christmas goodies!

  72. Patty says:

    Bah Humbug…give me the clock!!

  73. Virginia Smith says:

    I have already started on my Christmas crafts and that sweet, sleeping fawn would fit right into my designs! Great giveaway! Thank you!

  74. Linda Ellis says:

    I adore the clock idea! Thank you for the opportunity!

  75. Pam Weiler says:

    I love the clock. I have seen so many things done with it. This ne is beautiful. Hope I win:)

  76. Blair Lowery says:

    Would be a great start to holiday shadow box.

  77. Jennie says:

    What a beautiful collection!

  78. Susan L. says:

    Put this one on MY Christmas wish list! How Cute!

  79. ila Sibley says:

    I love the whole collection. The paper is beautiful.

  80. Rise St Arno says:

    The Christmas elves are already busy in my studio, but they could make time for this project!

  81. Love all of the Christmas papers bt Tim Holtz, the emblishments are festive and the clock is alarming and charming! Elf on the shelf would be cute to put inside the clock. I have never won before but I keep trying to win. Maybe one day, if I ask Santa, he will allow me to win!

  82. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Christmas Joy & Reindeer Giveaway, especially the miniature fawn, the holly charms and the Christmas Charms Gift Kit!!

    Please do not mention, ever again, that it is only 3 months until Christmas!! 🙂

  83. Beverly M. says:

    Someday I will win!

  84. Melanie says:

    I love the Christmas Joy and Reindeer giveaway kit.
    Thanks for the chance to win. The Christmas Clock project is very inspiring!

  85. Orlie Severson says:

    I love the Christmas joy and reindeer project. i would love to be the one who wins.

  86. JPN says:

    Love that baby deer! how sweet!

  87. Helen Potter says:

    The Christmas Clock is just beautiful. This giveaway has lots of goodies to put me in the holiday spirit, so I hope I win! Thanks for the chance to win.

  88. Kathy Bumb says:

    I love the Christmas theme. It is never too early to start crafting for Christmas. Love your store and all your supplies.

  89. Sokat says:

    It will be here before I know it and I still won’t be done.
    The clock will be my reminder

  90. Debbie Kaste says:

    The little Christmas clock is adorable! You have the best products available. Thanks much for the chance to win your give away.

  91. Gerri herbst says:

    I adore that watch face!

  92. Luanne Shoup says:

    so not ready for Christmas!!

  93. Diana says:

    What a great collection of stuff to play with! I NEED that mini deer!

  94. Omg! That fawn is just the cutest little thing – ever!! Mizz Bella’s clock is beautiful!

  95. Starqueen says:

    Oh, my! What a gorgeous Christmas package. Thanks for amazing inspiration!

  96. Nancy S says:

    Can’t believe that Christmas is just around the corner. What a cool project.

  97. Darlene Guerin says:

    My son is already asking me if I started decorating yet! Like you he has not let me forget that Christmas is coming way too fast!

  98. orianna says:

    merry christmas!

  99. Lark says:

    Dear Santa, I’ve been so nice this year. Please just stuff my stocking full of anything Tim Holtz and I will be SO thrilled.
    Cc: alpha stamps

  100. Lorna E. says:

    30 days from Christmas? Now that’s scary!

  101. Patti Flasch says:

    I love the Poe portrait, but now you’ve got me in the mood for Christmas!

  102. Jen R says:

    Love Alpha Stamps and this giveaway!

  103. Ellen Lai says:

    I am starting to think about Christmas presents, have to make a lot. These will be a fabulous addition!

  104. Jen says:

    I’m not normally the biggest Christmas craft fan, but this is ADORABLE! The perfect mix of cute and kitsch, with a healthy dose of the festive, as well!

  105. Kim says:

    NO! NO! NO!
    Not Christmas crafting ideas already!
    The little fawn in the clock is so cute .
    OK…I give up you win , great idea
    Kim , Miz and Alpha Stamps .THANKS!

  106. Cindy says:

    Beautiful eye candy of fun. Beautiful products that inspire. Love them.

  107. Jeanne Kelly says:

    I just love this time of year…from one Holiday to the next!

  108. Kay W says:

    Christmas will be here before you know it.

  109. The Most Wonderful Time of The Year !! I love Christmas with family. there is nothing better, than a snowy Christmas morning ! And having friends and family all around,can’t wait !

  110. Christine CV says:

    Such lovely generosity to get a head start on Christmas! Thanks for sharing so much with your customers.

  111. IKE says:

    How gorgeous. Such wonderful creations you show us.
    Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. x

  112. Gigi Jordan says:

    What a wonderful Christmas give-away–a great way to get into the spirit!

  113. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love all of the great Christmas supplies in your giveaway. I just finished making 40 Christmas cards to send out this year. This is the first time that I ever did that first instead of making my Halloween projects. I need to start my Fall projects soon because time is not standing still.

  114. Paulanne says:

    I would love to win this give away.

  115. Karen says:

    Fantastic give away Thank You for all the wonderful goods

  116. Sara P. says:

    I just love giveaways!!! Thanks!!

  117. cathrine bolin says:

    Ready to win, just not ready for Christmas!

  118. Tammy says:

    That little fawn is the cutest thing ever!!!!!!

  119. Sylvia L. says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the Christmas goodies!

  120. Joan says:

    I love altered clocks!

  121. Laurie says:

    So charming, would adore having this to make some sweet Christmas things.

  122. coco says:

    Wow, this is a fabulous giveaway to prepare Christmas!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  123. Rebecca says:

    I absolutely love that little fawn. I can’t wait to start my Christmas decorating!

  124. Jeri says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed!

  125. Darlene says:

    christmas already ! I need to get crafting ….

  126. Theresa G. says:

    I LOVE this giveaway!! Every piece in it is fabulous!!!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win!!!!!!!!!

  127. debbi g says:

    could use more Christmas stuff! what a great give-a-way. Thanks

  128. Carol Slowik says:

    OMGosh! How merry and bright! LOVE IT!!!!

  129. Lynn says:

    What a great start on Christmas … and I need a little extra push to get going this year it seems!

  130. Cathy smith says:

    Tons of eager Christms fans!!!! Make me one of them.

  131. Jennifer J says:

    Me me me!!

  132. Vicki says:

    So thrilled to have found your blog/store! I have been holding on to one of these clocks debating, Christmas or Halloween, but why choose…..duh! Do both!

  133. Lori Wilczek says:

    My other favorite holiday! love the little fawn. Great giveaway.

  134. Nan says:

    Yet another terrific giveaway! Thanks again for the inspiration.

  135. Brenda says:

    Can hardly wait for Christmas!

  136. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    A perfect Giveaway.

  137. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Christmas already. pretty, pretty

  138. J Ferreira says:

    Wow! The clock that Bella made is just gorgeous! There will be a lot of us that would love to have it and your always generous giveaway. Thank-you…

  139. Julie K. Green says:

    Looking forward to winning !!!! I’ve been a fan of your site, and have ordered many things for years ! You are one of the few sites I’ve kept on my list of stamping sites that I visit often ! Thank

  140. Joan says:

    Another fabulous giveaway! Love that adorable fawn!!

  141. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the Christmas clock! Awesome little assemblage! I think lots of these items would be perfect in the project I am working on! Great selection!

  142. It’s all so cute. Thanks again for giving us all the opportunity to win.

  143. Me Pugh says:

    The miniature holly and garland are adorable.

  144. Lorna says:

    I know someone I could bless with this give away. It’s lovely.

  145. Debra Gibson says:

    Would love to win this giveaway please !! Thank You !

  146. Lori says:

    Love this great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!