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While the Cat’s Away Day 2: Madeleine

Filed under Cat's Away... 2014, Giveaways, Kits, Newsletters, Sale, Teri Calia, Valentine's Day

Hey, it’s Day 2 of the While the Cat’s Away Giveaways! And today’s theme is Madeleine. With a bonus ’cause Teri Calia created some adorable Valentine Candy Boxes with this kit!

Look how sweet those miniature candy boxes are! All those papers came from the New Madeleine 12×12 Collection Pack: A big set that includes 18 double-sided 12″ x 12″ papers (2 each of 9 sheets) and a sheet of cardstock sheets. Roses, birds, damask patterns, frames… and I particularly like the mint green as a contrast to all the pink and burgundy colors.

Teri used the New Layered Scalloped Chipboard Hearts to create the standing frames for the lovely ladies from the La Belle Epoque Collage Sheet, perched atop New 3 Inch Paper Mache Heart Boxes. (And note: all these items I’m highlighting are in the Madeleine Kit and have also just been put on sale as separate items!)

And you can see from both photos that there is a flurry of beautiful flowers in the kit:
New Teastained Dahlias – Red Raspberry
New Petite Teastained Pink Pansies and Leaves
Pink Mulberry Paper Carnations
White Foam Stamen

This kit includes 3 collage sheets, that have just been put On Sale, too:
La Belle Epoque Collage Sheet
Bird Words Collage Sheet
Valentine Banners Collage Sheet (this was isn’t used in Teri’s artwork but I think the colors work great!)

See the Madeleine Kit page for a detailed list of all the items (or see the photos below for highlights of quite a few).

AND here’s a link to Teri’s full Supply List (yes, she used a few items not in today’s kit)… and see more photos of the Valentine Candy Boxes on Teri’s blog.

Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways work: I’ve gathered items around a theme and put together a Giveaway Kit that will be awarded to one lucky person.

To enter the Madeleine Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY (December 27, 2014) by midnight (PST).

After midnight I’ll randomly pick the previous day’s winner. So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 3 of the Sales & Giveaways!

Hey, who won The Enchanted Garden Giveaway? That would be Sue! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules (including how you can get entered twice in each day’s drawing).

And please remember: Our offices are now closed. The whole “While the Cat’s Away” theme is ’cause I’m the only one here! For more info about shipping (which will start when the staff are all back on 1/5/15) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 7! overview page.

A final note: Even though our offices are closed, orders for DIGITAL Collage Sheets and Digital Images are still fulfilled in real time!

 Related New or Back in Stock Goodies (not included in the kit) – ALL On Sale!

Shabby Chic Resin Floral Heart Set
(Yes! Teri used these on her Valentine Candy Boxes!)

Madeleine 6×6 Paper Pad

Resin Bird Embellishments
Back in Stock!

10mm Acrylic Rose Beads – Mixed Colors

Posted by Leslie, December 27th, 2014

139 responses to “While the Cat’s Away Day 2: Madeleine”

  1. kathy says:

    I love the boxes!

  2. Darlene says:

    valentines already….o my….

  3. Jo says:

    Love this romantic theme! Can’t wait to start making Valentines!

  4. Jennifer J says:

    so pretty and sweet!

  5. gail gill says:

    That’s very very pretty

  6. Karen N. says:

    What a great kit to get started on Valentine’s Day!

  7. Linda K says:

    Gee wiz, this is a beautiful kit. Would love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Blair Lowery says:

    Let’s startgetting ready for the next holiday

  9. Marty P says:

    What a wonderful Valentine collection!

  10. Congrats to Sue and thanks for the fun!I love the pretty items today! Happy holidays!!!

  11. Nice way to beat the winter blah’s!

  12. Regina Salvador says:


  13. sheila AR says:

    A Confectioner’s Treat!! So many lovely ideas to put in the boxes, each box a frilly little gem all in itself. Love it. Delightful possibilities here! Thanks Leslie and Teri!

  14. gbrame says:

    Yea for Valentine’s Day! Those are some sweet goodies in the giveaway!

  15. taradid says:

    With friends named Valentine and Love this would be a great kit to have to make them both a little gift. (I keep joking that their offspring should marry!)

  16. Arminta says:

    How delightful!

  17. marge says:

    Fabulous and darling…….

  18. Cherie says:


  19. Lori Gesing says:

    I love this giveaway!

  20. Marcia says:

    never too early for valentine stuff!

  21. Natasha says:

    Love these! Valentines are so much fun to make.

  22. barbara macaskill says:

    What delicious flowers in this giveaway!!! I am salivating over them! Would love to make these boxes using them! TFS!

  23. KIM says:

    I can go to my awful job this morning with beautiful ideas for Valentines in my head.

  24. Dawn says:

    This is a lovely Valentines Kit. What fun!!! 🙂

  25. Verna stapleton says:

    I adore all the flowers. Nice to look at during our snow storm.

  26. Jen M says:

    With so many Valentine’s swaps coming up, I need this in my life! Er, mailbox. 🙂

  27. Marla B says:

    Sweet! I’m looking forward to creating some special Valentines for all my loved ones! Happy New Year everyone!!

  28. Virginia Smith says:

    What a beautiful kit! I would love to make these boxes.

  29. Jennie says:


  30. Yummy – I love this one! Just bought the kit.

  31. Connie L. says:

    Yes please!

  32. Diane D. says:

    This Kit is beautiful. Valentine Day is right around the corner and what a way to start creating with all the goodies in this Kit. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  33. Noreen says:

    What sweet dainty boxes! The mice are doing a great job while the cat’s away!

  34. Rose Lewis says:

    So romantically Victorian! Beautiful!

  35. Traci says:

    Love theValentines day theme. Never too early to start crafting on the next holiday even though I haven’t finished with my Christmas ideas. The boxes are beautiful!

  36. Linda Lee says:

    SO sweet! Fabulous!

  37. Patti Flasch says:

    It’s hard to believe that Christmas will soon be back in storage! The boxes are wonderful!

  38. Alice H says:

    What clever little boxes!

  39. Karen says:

    I always look forward to the next giveaway collection and this is wonderful. I always love to create items for Valentine Day and the earlier I start, the better!

  40. Jean Marmo says:

    Wow – how beautiful! Just love all the details!!

  41. Pat Shaw says:

    What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!!

  42. Emily N says:

    Such a pretty giveaway!!

  43. Karen says:

    Beautiful pinks!

  44. Linda Ellis says:

    Lovely and not the typical Valentine project!

  45. Janet Turner says:


  46. Carol DuBois says:

    Love the new kit. Happy New Year.

  47. Mary McCullar says:

    The boxes are lovely. a good idea

  48. InkPattie Fulton says:

    love Madeleine

  49. Joan Harsha says:

    Its always the season for LOVE!

  50. Kim says:

    Fabulous! What’s funny!

  51. Mary Jane says:

    What a marvelous collection for goodies. Can be used by the lucky winner in oh so many ways.

  52. Chris B says:

    A lovely Valentine kit! Thank you for a chance to win.

  53. Jackie says:

    Love all the trinkets and treasures!

  54. julie benge says:

    Time to make the switch to Valentines. I’d love to win

  55. Linda Blakesley says:

    Still smiling from all the Christmas pretties. Will now try to get my mind on to the Valentine beauties.

  56. Laura Turner says:

    Such a sweet kit! I love all your designs!

  57. Dennis Lawrence says:

    Valentine projects for my sweetie!

  58. Lorna E. says:

    Very pretty.

  59. Kristie says:

    I love the Madeline papers used in this project. This site is awesome inspiration!

  60. Lana says:

    What a SWEET giveaway!

  61. Gigi Jordan says:

    What sweet fun! Gigi

  62. Jenelle Reyes says:

    What an amazing kit! It’s so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. Rabbit says:


  64. Mary Mac says:

    Great way to start my Valentine projects.

  65. Laura Turner says:

    I love the giveaway idea and wanted to let you know that I put the button on my blog:

  66. Francine perri says:

    I love this I would love to run thank you

  67. Beth Williams says:

    This kit is a true delight-lots of eye candy to make a person smile. thanks for a chance to win it.

  68. SandiC says:

    Romantic and feminine — just beautiful!

  69. Ginny Over says:

    I think everything is so sweet.

  70. Sandy says:

    Yeah, can’t wait to start Valentine projects.

  71. Phyllis says:

    thanks for entering me in today’s “Madeliene” giveaway!

  72. DianeD says:

    Beautiful giveaway. Perfect for Valentines Day!

  73. Willow says:

    Thanks for chance to win this lovely kit and congrats Sue

  74. Hearts and flowers. With your giveaways the time really flies by. Thanks.

  75. Joan says:

    So very pretty.

  76. Arlene Groepper says:

    Valentines, my favorite!!!

  77. Karen Mallory says:

    What a gorgeous giveaway! The boxes are fantastic!

  78. Amanda Miller says:

    Those boxes are amazing!

  79. Vicki says:

    Very attractive and feminine!!! Sure to chase the winter blues away!!

  80. Sandy says:

    What a beautiful giveaway.

  81. Rose Casciato says:

    Love both kits. Told my friends about Alpha stamps.

  82. Chris H. says:

    It makes me think or boxes of chocolates and conversation hearts.

  83. Ginette says:

    Ready for my favorite holyday.

  84. Shannon C. says:


  85. Brenda Lubrant says:

    Everything is so beautiful and romantic looking. I think Valentine’s day is just around the cornor.

  86. Russell says:

    This would do quite nicely! 🙂

  87. Kay W says:

    Love, love, love!

  88. angelic says:

    Valentine’s Day! My favorite holiday. Thanks for the chance to win.

  89. Honey says:

    Love this too!!!

  90. cathrine bolin says:

    So pretty!

  91. Natalie Laney says:

    Love hearts. So pretty & Unique

  92. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    Just lovely and in time for Valentines Day

  93. Leslie Hanson says:

    Teri has such wonderful creative ideas!

  94. Debbie Ford says:

    Perfect for the next holiday! Textures and colors are beautiful!

  95. Charlene says:

    So sweet!

  96. Sokat says:

    Sweet. Count me in.

  97. Mary Pendergrass says:

    More delicious Bo Bunny paper. I love this kit. So much fun to make some Valentine gifts for my two daughters and my granddaughter from this.

  98. Carmen says:

    WOW! Great giveaway!

  99. Olivia HODOROWSKI says:

    What a breath of fresh air! Something to look forward to. Thank you.

  100. J. Ferreira says:

    These are so feminine and gorgeous!

  101. Jen C says:

    Love the papers, dahlias, and especially the birds! Terrific!

  102. michele s says:

    another stunning giveaway! the boxes are divine! please enter me twice because i also blogged this here: http:// artfromthewell. blogspot. com/ 2014/12/altered-card-deck-week-8-alphastamps.html xo

  103. Jackie Barth says:

    Oooo, pretty, pretty; I want, I want!

  104. Linda Chidster says:

    TFS !!!
    B E A U T I F U L & CREATIVE!!!

  105. Susan Orndorff says:

    I am enthralled by all your products and kits. Love them all.

  106. Ann says:

    oh Valentines day is right around the corner and this would be a beautiful gift

  107. olga says:

    So sweet treat!

  108. Miss Iowa says:

    Sweet and lovely. Can’t wait for Valentine’s day!

  109. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Cats Away Giveaway!! Fun to think ahead to Valentine’s Day!!

  110. Karen adams says:

    Love this!😃😘😘😘😍

  111. Carol Slowik says:

    Colors are beautiful!

  112. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Just started thinking about Valentine’s Day projects. How timely!

  113. Laural says:

    Such a beautiful Victorian idea for Valentine’s Day.

  114. Lynn says:

    Sweet sweet sweet!!!

  115. MaggieM says:

    Be still my heart! This kit is adorable! Great Valentine’s ideas-count me in!!

  116. Luanne N. says:

    My my, look at those flowers! they are a must have!

  117. Marge McInerny says:

    Love making valentines!

  118. Sylvia L. says:

    The pansies are the sweetest little things…

  119. Thalia Kottke says:

    Pretty flowers.

  120. JackieP Neal says:

    Great giveaway!! I love it when the cat is away!!

  121. Diana says:


  122. Lu L. says:

    Beautiful, feminine kit…love it!

  123. DebR says:

    Wonderful giveaway thanks!

  124. DebR says:

    Just blogged about your giveaway too, here’s the link:
    Thanks again Alpha Stamps!

  125. Beth says:

    Lovely collection!

  126. April Dudko says:

    All so lovely! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!

  127. Cindy Fitch says:

    Let’s pack up Christmas and bring in the Love! Thanks for all the wonderful giveaways!

  128. Michelle says:


    I was a February baby… sometimes I need hearts to distract me from the fact that I was born in the dead of winter.

  129. Lori D. says:


  130. Nan says:

    Cutest little pink birds…what an inspiring kit!

  131. Felicat says:

    Love the whole kit, but that paper is beautiful!

  132. Lynn says:

    Would love a head start on Feb. 14th!!!

  133. Debbie Peysen says:

    I love this kit. What fun to work with.

  134. Heather says:

    It is good to be a mouse with no cats! 🙂 Enjoy the quiet.