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From Halloween Zombies to Christmas Brownies!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Featured Artwork, Gifts/Decorations, Giveaways, Halloween, Newsletters, Sale, 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 Teri’s project that are still available on the new site.

What a jam-packed newsletter! We’re ping-ponging from Halloween Zombies to Christmas Brownies — and check out the cute artwork from the recent Black Bird Swap, hosted by Caroline Ouzts-Hay in the Gallery! (And the preview at right is by Sue Van Landingham!)

Reminder: Because of the new Tim Holtz tag from Thursday’s Newsletter, I’ve put the ENTIRE Tim Holtz Products Section On Sale! Over 300 products (and that includes a couple New Christmas items below)! Catch ’em quick ’cause the sale ends TODAY, Sunday, October 12th!


How sweet, Teri Calia is sharing pictures of her family with us today!

To show off her adorable, My Creepy Relatives, Teri created 2 New Collage Sheets: Creepy Cabinet Cards and Spooky Cabinet Cards. (And since the Halloween Sale is still going on, both are On Sale!) Teri used the Black Resin Gothic Halloween Frame Set with background papers from the Spooky 12×12 Collection Kit for each photo. It is so lovely that Teri would want to share her family with all of us.

“There’s Cousin Phaedra who’s a bit of a clothes horse… just look at her hat and fur. She wouldn’t be caught dead without them.” Hee!

I happen to know that Phaedra’s perfectly applied red lipstick is drawn on with Copic Sketch Marker – Lipstick Red.

Feel free to peruse Teri’s Supply List before you join Teri for a cup tea and family gossip over at her blog.

Next we have a delightful Christmas Brownie Plaque by Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers). Bella says:

I embossed the New! Spellbinders Embossing Folder – Merry Christmas image using the Vintaj Silver Foil Sheets, then cut the image out. Laid image on a craft mat and then used the Vintaj Patina in Aged Bronze over it (from the Metal Patinas – Ancient Coin set), rubbing it around with my finger. Used a paper towel to remove some of the excess patina and then after it fully dried I used the Metal Reliefing Block over the raised part of image.

Then I decorated the embossed tree with images from the Holiday Brownies Rubber Stamp Set (including one Brownie riding an Oh Deer Resin Charm!), Miniature Pinecone Picks and Platinum Stickles.

Too cute! Hey, speaking of Brownies, don’t forget there are quite a few of them in the Goblin Labels Collage Sheet from the October Goblins Kit. And Lora Mahaffey made good use of those Brownies on her project from last Thursday’s Newsletter (see photo at right).

AND, don’t forget there’s still a FREE Gift kit available: Ghoulish Green Bead & Charms — and check today’s Giveaway (below) for a bunch of new items put on Clearance Sale!


Hooray for the Ghosts & Zombies Giveaway!

I started with some items from Teri’s My Creepy Relatives (that’s a link to the supply list with links and photos):
– Creepy Cabinet Cards Collage Sheet
– 2mm Rhinestone Chain – Topaz
– Metal Flowers (Roses)
– Metal Flowers (Roses) – 15mm Gold
– Metal Flowers (Roses) – 6mm Gold
– Perched Owl Buttons

Then, a few related ghosts or zombies (or Back in Stock or related to the roses Teri used!) that caught my eye:
Spooky Cabinet Cards Collage Sheet
Small Paper Mache House
Metal Flowers (Roses) – 6mm Bronze
Ghost Charms
Zombie Charms
Spooky Ghost Buttons
Ceramic Ghost Bead

AND, I added all of these goodies that have just been added to the Clearance Sale:
Mango Orange Seam Binding
Periwinkle Seam Binding
3 Inch White Cube Boxes
Striped Kraft Envelopes – Red
Striped Kraft Envelopes – White
ATC Size Kraft Envelopes
Printed Kraft Envelopes Set

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

To enter the Ghosts & Zombies Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY, TOMORROW OR TUESDAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, October 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 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 Goblins & Brownies Giveaway? That would be Carmen Willis! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, October 12th, 2014

96 responses to “From Halloween Zombies to Christmas Brownies!”

  1. jo says:

    Love the zombies and the crows! So happy it’s Halloween time!

  2. angelic says:

    Awesome and spooky zombies! Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Emily N. says:

    Ghosts and zombies! Oh My! Love it!

  4. Sandy says:

    Your Halloween stuff is the best.

  5. Kathleen Cole says:

    My goodness! However did she get pictures of my relatives? HaHa! I love the zombies AND the crows – could we just have Halloween all year ’round? Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win this amazing stuff!

  6. Jen says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I love everything about this.

  7. Erica Holan says:

    Love the zombies and crows theme! Fabulous giveaway as always!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Erica 🙂

  8. The thought of Halloween being over makes me sad. Thanks for hanging on to the great ideas and giveaways.

  9. Cherie says:

    Ghosts, zombies and crows!

  10. Holly Day says:

    I’m also sad that Halloween’s almost over. I could decorate my house with skeletons and bats all year round.

  11. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    I do love Christmas, but I’m not quite ready yet! Bring on the Halloween goodies!

  12. Patti Flasch says:

    The artwork of the black bird swap is amazing. I also love the Creepy Relatives. I am lucky because I get to live with Halloween year round; even my “Christmas” tree is black!

  13. I just saw Teri’s “Creepy Relatives” on her blog. It is thanks to Teri that I discovered Alpha Stamps. I have placed a couple of orders for Halloween themed items and tried my hand at two altered altoid tins recently using those supplies. I had a lot of fun doing them and can’t wait to do some Winter and Christmas themed projects. I’d love a chance to win some more Halloween treats!

  14. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW! Such amazing artwork!

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway … Alpha Stamps rocks!

  15. kim says:

    TOO SCARY!!!!
    The best Halloween giveaway.
    Thanks Alpha Stamps.

  16. Stefanie says:

    Wow!! Loving these creepy relatives!! So cool 🙂 would love to win – thanks for the opportunity

  17. Alexandra says:

    Love the birds and love, love, looooooooooove the zombie pictures! Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Willow says:

    Another great collection,who can live without zombies!

  19. Russell says:

    Yes please!

  20. Beverly M. says:

    Another great one! Halloween is the best!

  21. barbara macaskill says:

    If I won this one I would be coffin up a HUGE thank you!! LOVE the ghosts and zombies and the owl makes me hoot with delight!! Thanks for giving me so much inspiration and a chance to win an awesome prize package!

  22. Noreen says:

    Love,LOVE my Creepy Relatives! I think I may have a few that look like that! lol

  23. Regina Salvador says:


  24. Karen says:

    I’m so into decorating for Halloween, so this would be more for me to create and decorate – hope to be the lucky one!

  25. Lorna E. says:

    Yay, zombies! I love Alpha Stamps at Halloween.

  26. Jen R says:

    Love the zombies

  27. Traci says:

    Love the Zombie theme. The creepy collage sheets are perfect-have to have those!

  28. Gail Gill says:

    Another fantastic giveaway. Someday it will be my turn 🙂

  29. M. C. Sparks says:

    Halloween stuff is much fun! Thanks!

  30. Cocoa says:

    Again how wonderful!

  31. Dena Cottrell says:

    More Halloween! I love this time of year. Hope I win!

  32. LoriSW says:

    Fabulous Give-away!!!

  33. Beth Williams says:

    Please count me in-I would be so thrilled to win this kit.

  34. Ritva says:

    Still feeling like a zombie, ooh, such a fun to make these kind of things!

  35. Maura says:

    Great collection of goodies . Love the cabinet cards and the little ghosts.

  36. Mary Mac says:

    Just love all the great embellishments with this fun giveaway. I Love the zombies.

  37. Jennie says:

    More Halloween!

  38. Deborah Cornutt says:

    Looks like some scary cards will coming folks’ way if I win this kit!

  39. Janet Turner says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! I would love to win this.

  40. Lana says:

    ghosts and zombies….oh my!!!!!

  41. DebR says:

    Crows, zombie relatives and Christmas brownies, love them all!

  42. Paula Miller says:

    wonderfully creepy

  43. Gina Growe says:

    I think I must be related cause some of those pictures look awfully familiar! Your items are beyond compare especially for Halloween invitations and cards. Fantastic giveaway and sale!

  44. Jo says:

    Awesome!!! and creepy!!!!

  45. Suellen Maloney says:

    Receiving your newsletter always gets my creative juices flowing! Halloween is my favorite holiday for creating. I would love to win this giveaway!

  46. Helen Potter says:

    Love this giveaway. I love Halloween!

  47. maree natal says:


  48. Sandy says:

    Each kit tops the last!

  49. Carmen Willis says:

    Love the frames and the embossing folder. Lot’s of wonderful goodies in this giveaway!

  50. Yvette LeBlanc says:


  51. I am amazed at the great packages Alpha Stamps creates for these fantastic giveaways!

  52. Pam Weiler says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win another great giveaway.

  53. MaggieM says:

    Another fabulous giveaway! Ghosts and Zombies!! What a Halloween treat for sure:) Hope to win:)

  54. Karen Mallory says:

    I totally love Halloween!! What a great giveaway!

  55. Nancy Stone says:

    Your giveaways are always so wonderful!

  56. Diana says:

    Spookylicious giveaway! Love it!

  57. Carol Slowik says:

    What’s not to love????? Thanks for the chance to win it!

  58. Roberta S says:

    These giveaways just keep getting better and better! I’d love to win this awesomeness!! Thank you for the chance.

  59. cindy morgan says:

    I love all your Halloween Goodies.Zombies are my favorite things. Thank you for carrying all zombies and other scary things.

  60. Loretta Micheals says:

    Zombies and ghosts…the perfect combination. I love all this stuff.

  61. Doreen aka LuniLadi says:

    Oh I loooooove Halloween…and this giveaway would be perfect for some little Halloween shrines!! (just took a workshop with Lesley Venable) Hope I win!

  62. Donna Meyers says:

    Everything in this giveaway would be perfect for my halloween projects I just started. I lov eall your projects

  63. Joan says:

    Another super fun giveaway!

  64. susan higgins says:

    Love it

  65. Nancy S says:

    Super giveaway!

  66. Gerri herbst says:

    Love the creepy relatives.

  67. Marilyn H says:

    I love the creepy relatives…very cool.

  68. Cathy smith says:

    I have some creepy relatives!

  69. Natalie Laney says:

    Granddaughter was born Oct 7, 2014 and I think Halloween will be my new favorite. Would love to wine. Creepy relatives everyone has them!!!

  70. Jen J says:

    Glad they aren’t my relatives. :)How fun though

  71. Sokat says:

    Such fun . Creepy relatives has an entire new meaning.

  72. chark says:

    what great projects you post every single time!

  73. Rabbit says:

    Oh this one is a definite creepy goody! What a great project!

  74. Susan M.L. says:

    It was a dark and dreary night…..

  75. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Hooray for Zombies! I just finished watching the season opener for “The Walking Dead”. Have to say, I’m hooked on zombies!

  76. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    What a haunting good time would be had with all these fabulous treats! Mahalo for the op to win.

  77. Tabitha Klucking says:

    what cute little brownies!

  78. julie m says:

    my creepy relatives are so cool. love making ghoulish stuff.

  79. Tanya says:

    Another amazing giveaway. would be great to win it!

  80. T.Wriggelsworth says:

    You guys never cease to amaze me with your creativeness!
    Thank you for inspiring us.

  81. coco says:

    Awesome and spooky zombies! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  82. Sara says:

    I love Halloween!! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

  83. Amanda Miller says:

    Love all the new ideas!

  84. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love this giveaway. You have the best giveaways and the most wonderful altered art store on the internet.

  85. Roxanne says:

    ooohhhhh….Zombies and collage sheets…so cool! Love me some of them…:) Thanks for Today’s inspiration.

  86. LeAnn says:

    More zombies – what’s not to love?

  87. Diana Bittaker says:

    Doesn’t everyone have creepy relatives!!!

  88. Patti G says:

    Love the Halloween goodies.

  89. nan says:

    Too good to pass up a chance to win. It’s what Halloween is all about, ghosts and zombies, isn’t it?

  90. Denise Humenik says:

    You are so generous with the fabulous give-aways..thanks for another opportunity!

  91. Birgit says:

    Great giveaway — thanks for the chance! 🙂

  92. Liane Ceglar says:

    Perfect theme for Halloween, great Give-a-way,,,thank you for the opportunity to win
    Liane 🙂

  93. Sylvia L. says:

    Every Halloween project is wonderful-it will be sad when they come to an end.

  94. Vicki says:

    I love ALL your Halloween stuff! It’s my first visit here and my eyeballs are about ready to bounce out of their sockets!! 🙂

  95. What a great giveaway hope to win