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While the Cat’s Away Day 3: Hometown

Filed under Cat's Away... 2014, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kits, Sale

Hey, it’s Day 3 of the While the Cat’s Away Giveaways! And today’s theme is Hometown.

By request, I’m trying something new this year for the Giveaways — I’m offering them as kits, too! You can still enter the drawing to win the kit — or buy it all with one click.

Starting with the big items in the kit (and the first one is so big it doesn’t even fit in the photo at right!):

Hometown 12×12 Collection Pack
A warm, nostalgic group with photographs of vintage landmarks and antiques; includes 2 each of 6 double-sided 12″ x 12″ papers and one 8″ x 12″ ephemera sheet.

Pocket Watches Collage Sheet
Hooray! A long time coming but I’ve taken advantage of my bit o’ free time during this week to finish this watch/key/gears sheet.

See the Hometown Kit page for a detailed list of all the items.

 New & Related Goodies (not included in the kit) – ALL On Sale!

Hometown 6x6 Paper Pack
Hometown 6×6 Paper Pack

Hometown Ephemera Sheet*
Hometown Ephemera Sheet*

Vintage Mechanicals - Brads
Vintage Mechanicals – Brads

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 Hometown Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (December 28, 2014) by midnight (PST).

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 previous day’s winner. So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 4 of the Sales & Giveaways!

Hey, who won the Madeleine Giveaway (used in those cute Valentine Candy Boxes at right by Teri Calia)? That would be Linda Ellis! 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!

Posted by Leslie, December 28th, 2014

143 responses to “While the Cat’s Away Day 3: Hometown”

  1. Traci says:

    Love this giveaway the papers are perfect for me-will definitely be ordering it!

  2. Connie L. says:

    Great giveaway stuffs!

  3. Karen N. says:

    This is a wonderful vintage, eclectic collection of goodies. I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    Awesome give away! Love the hometown steampunky theme.

  5. Sharron Rogers says:

    I’m all about HOMETOWN…love the give-away. Alpha Stamps rock!

  6. Erika N says:

    Looks like a fun collection!

  7. Shanna says:

    I love the previous first two posts. Sad I didn’t get to leave comments. But this giveaway is fabulous. They always are.

    I love all the clock pieces. Such fun creations can be made.

  8. Judi Middleton says:

    Love the vintage stuff! Could use a little giddyup in my get-a-goin’! Thanks for doing this.

  9. Linda Blakesley says:

    Time seems to fly when I am playing with wonderful ephemera and products. I don’t use the word ‘working’ because It is fun.

  10. Dawn says:

    Love the industrial feel to this kit. It would be so much fun to create with it.

  11. Linda Lee says:

    Awesome! Love the clockwork parts!

  12. Heather says:

    This kit looks like the best one yet!

  13. Lori Gesing says:

    Hometown looks like a great giveaway to me!

  14. Chris B says:

    Thanks for such a great giveaway! Alpha Stamps is awesome!

  15. Joy says:

    I went to a Steampunk Festival a couple months ago, and have wanted to make something using clockwork parts ever since! Great kit!

  16. What a beautiful kit – I’d love to win! 🙂

  17. KathyK2S says:

    Oh what a great kit! Was fortunate enough to attends one of Ken Oliver’s events! There is definitely room in my stash for this!

  18. Gail Gill says:

    Ooh, Hometown is right up my alley. Love the gritty feeling stuff. A little rust here and there and I’m in Wonderland.

  19. Noreen says:

    Love all the steampunk items in the giveaway! Alpha Stamps always has such fun stuff! Thanks for the chance to win a bit of it.

  20. Mary Mac says:

    I can’t get enough of the clock collage sheets or pieces of this great giveaway.

  21. Kim says:

    Can we get the cat to stay away a little longer?

  22. barbara macaskill says:

    Must have this wonderful kit! LOVE the Hometown papers and all of the different elements in this kit make it ideal!! LOVELOVELOVE everything in this one!! Fingers crossed super duper tight for this one!

  23. Lu L. says:

    I’ll bet you have so much fun putting together these kits…I know I would!

  24. Jo Ellen says:

    Kewl Givie!!!!!

  25. Amanda Miller says:

    This is really cool. Love!

  26. Joan Harsha says:

    No place like home.

  27. marge says:

    great selection….hope, hope, hope.

  28. Alice H says:

    This is a great kit!

  29. Joelle says:

    This is fantastic! Love the gears and watches and, oh, everything!!

  30. Cindy Fitch says:

    I see Steampunk journal all the way. Another great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  31. Laura Turner says:

    Cute giveaway! Maybe it will be my lucky day! I also have your button on my blog!

  32. taradid says:

    I am enjoying the steampunk vibe of this kit and would be very happy to give it a loving home!

  33. Lou Anne says:

    I love your giveaways! Thanks for making it so fun.

  34. Dennis Lawrence says:

    Steampunk hometown projects–superb!

  35. angelic says:

    I love clocks! This would go great with steampunk projects.

  36. Marge McInerny says:

    What a great collection of art for gifts for

  37. Sophie says:

    I love todays pack, very tempting with all that vintage goodness… Thanks for the chance to win

  38. olga says:

    It’s cool! I want to win!

  39. Lynn fox says:

    What a dreamy giveaway. Please let me win!!

  40. DebR says:

    Oh my gosh, loving this kit! Thanks Alpha Stamps :O)

  41. Ann says:

    Thanks for offering these generous kits. What fun! I see lots in this kit that I’ve been hankering for… Fingers crossed!! : )

  42. DianeD says:

    Hometown is wonderful! Brings back memories of my own hometown way back when.

  43. Lorna E. says:

    Great vintage themed giveaway and kit!

  44. Melanie Curtis says:

    Love the Hometown kit. Thanks for the chance to win. Have fun while all the cats are away and Happy New Year!

  45. Sandy says:

    Loooove the new papers.

  46. Jamie Campbell says:

    Just love all of the creativity!

  47. Marcie Aspras says:

    These remind me so much of spending time with my grandfather when I was really little – like 2 – while he worked in his office. Brings back fond memories! Love it!!

  48. Terry McM says:

    LOVE the Hometown goodies! Now that we live in a small hometown, this would be perfect for pages. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  49. Jen R says:

    Oh I love this one! Alpha Stamps, you have my favorite stuff!

  50. Beth says:

    Steampunky goodness! Great kit, love it!

  51. Jennifer J says:

    so much good stuff

  52. Jane says:

    So glad I discovered this site, lots of great ideas and products!

  53. Kathie says:

    What a delightful package as always…
    Me! Me! Please!

  54. cheryl foster says:

    This kit looks so fun !

  55. Deena Davis says:

    Such a great giveaway. Love the style!

  56. Alice Eads says:

    So much awesomeness in this giveaway! Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. Ann says:

    This is an awesome kit. I love everything about it

  58. Karen Cejka says:

    Awesome! Love, love, love this kit.

  59. Sarah says:

    This is a beautiful collection!

  60. MaggieM says:

    I recently became involved in my hometown community assisting school-aged children living in poverty. I was amazed to learn that so many children in my own community were living below the poverty “line” and it broke my heart. I would love to win this collection to document this issue and our successes as they happen. I think this hometown collection would be perfect for this issue.

  61. Congrats to your lucky winner and thanks for more fun! Hugs, Diane

  62. Daylan says:

    Yay steampunk! Thank you for another opportunity!

  63. Emily N. says:

    Another wonderful kit!!

  64. Beth Williams says:

    This is an absolute must have for any Dr. Who fan. That would be me-might have to make this a late Christmas present to myself.

  65. Marla B says:

    Wonderful kit- so many directions to go with this. Right down my artistic alley.

  66. Deb Neerman says:

    What fun! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy New Year, Alpha Stamps!

  67. Paulanne says:

    What a fun give away. Would love to win. Love it went the cat is away.

  68. Lori D. says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. I love your giveaways. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  69. Karen Mallory says:

    Some great stuff in this giveaway!!!

  70. Gail Klein says:

    Thanks for making “Hometown” your giveaway! I love every part of it! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!!!

  71. Laure Janus says:

    Great giveaway, LOVE the labels and numbers!

  72. Leslie G says:

    Fabulous giveaway. And it’s the perfect “time” of year for it too!

  73. April J says:

    Looks amazing, especially the Pocket Watches collage sheet!

  74. Mary says:

    Great kit–love it!!

  75. Sandy says:

    Hope its my time to win.

  76. Nicole Austin says:

    what a great kit! thanks for these giveaways, they’re always a lot of fun! 🙂

  77. Carole Carlson says:

    Love the kit, please enter me in the drawing. Thanks for hosting these giveaways.

  78. Rabbit says:

    Super collection! I love Steampunk!

  79. Lana says:

    Tick Tock Tick Tock….It’s time for me to win this giveaway!!!

  80. Lori Wilczek says:

    Fun giveaway, lots of possibilities!

  81. SandiC says:

    Love the vintage look!

  82. Ginette says:

    Memory of the old time

  83. Sokat says:

    Those mini clocks and winding keys are so cute.

  84. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Love the gears and watch faces!

  85. Irene says:

    This is an amazing kit. I absolutely love everything in it. My gears are spinning with ideas…lol. Would love to win!

  86. sheilaAR says:

    Fun! Time to play with some gears!

  87. Marcia says:

    the cuckoo clock is darling!

  88. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    Love it all!

  89. Jackie Barth says:

    Looks like fun! Hope I win.

  90. Shawn says:

    Wow- what a charming kit! Love the nostalgia. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fun collection. Happy New Year 🙂

  91. Joan says:

    Love this kit!

  92. Jenelle Reyes says:

    Wow! I love this Hometown kit! Love the steampunk elements! So much fun! Thanks for the chance to win!! Hoping!!!! 🙂

  93. Carmen says:

    Oh, what I can make with these steampunk goodies. Great giveaway!

  94. Lynn Petersen says:

    Hello there! What an awesome Hometown gift! Would be perfect for my memory keeping project I plan to start! Thank you for the chance to win this!

  95. Mary Pendergrass says:

    Such good stuff today – rather steampunky.

  96. kim says:

    Thanks so much for a chance to win! I love this set, it is sooooo awesome! Thanks for making such great kits and offering a giveaway!~kim

  97. Jennie says:

    Oooh, love the vintage feel of today’s goodies!

  98. Beth Jones says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  99. Miss Iowa says:

    The cat needs to go away more often. This kit is wonderful!

  100. Me Pugh says:

    It looks like a great package.

  101. Gilda says:

    Great kit. Thanks for a chance to win.

  102. marybeth i says:

    Congrats to Linda! I love the kit today also

  103. Amy says:

    Would love to have this!

  104. Sherrie Cazel says:

    I love heart shaped anything–I would love to have these to decorate.

  105. Verna stapleton says:

    Great pick again! Thanks for another chance.

  106. Brenda Lubrant says:

    Today’s giveaway has all of the ingredients to making a wonderful and fun steampunk album.

  107. Jean Marmo says:

    Wow- loving this kit! Just amazing. thank you for the chance to win!

  108. Ginny Over says:

    Hometown, luv it!

  109. Jo says:

    Love the hearts theme! Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. orianna says:

    i’m a hometown girl

  111. Debbie Ford says:

    Hometown collection is so rustic and lovely-great give away 😛

  112. Rosemary Sharon says:

    a bit out of my comfort zone… it.

  113. Marty P says:

    Love the vintage/steampunk theme — so timeless!

  114. Luanne N. says:

    Steampunk is one of my favorite favorites!

  115. Diane D. says:

    Love that Collage Sheet. Thanks for another great giveaway.

  116. Kristie says:

    I live next to the hometown Ken lives in. These papers are amazing and he is a fun guy to take classes with. If you get the opportunity, don’t pass it up!

  117. Holly Day says:

    Very cool–lots of fun stuff here!

  118. Jen C says:

    Very steampunk and cool, love it!!!

  119. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    cat’s play and play induces cats…win today would be play

  120. Laural says:

    Oh my, is this the Time For me to Win?

  121. love to entered to win this fun giveaway, thanks

  122. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    Oh wow…this is awesome… my fingers crossed!

  123. michele s says:

    much though i love fairies this is definitely my favorite giveaway set so far. i blogged about the giveaway as well http:// artfromthewell. blogspot. com/ 2014/12/altered-card-deck-week-9-alphastamps.html thanks for the chance to win! xo

  124. JackieP Neal says:

    This has to be one of my favs!! Great time pieces!

  125. Sharon McDonagh says:

    Oh, I’m hoping I see my name selected!

  126. Rose L says:

    How time flies when you’re having fun playing with clocks and numbers!

  127. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Awesome mix of materials. Maybe I can find some spare time if I win.

  128. Starqueen says:

    What a fun giveaway! Thank you!

  129. Maria says:

    Thank you. Time is short for all of us.

  130. Robin Parker says:

    Love this kit! Awesome…

  131. Diana says:

    This would be great for some steampunk projects!

  132. Lynn says:

    Count me in for those super clock faces, etc. Thanks!

  133. Shartl says:

    Ooh, love those clock and watch images and all the vintage goodies. They would be great for masculine projects!

  134. KIM says:

    Wonderful giveaway.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  135. Leslie Hanson says:

    Love the timepieces!

  136. Lucy Kidd says:

    Love this site. Newbie here but hopeful. Love this line Hometown. I have plans for it! Hopefully submitted

  137. Michelle says:

    Numbers, clocks, gears,… I would love to win this one.

  138. Christine V says:

    Love this Hometown theme!

  139. Kay W says:

    So much fun!

  140. Chris H. says:

    Love the classic vintage stuff.