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While the Cat’s Away Day 6: Time Traveler’s Memories

Filed under Cat's Away... 2014, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Kits, Newsletters, Sale, Teri Calia

Hey, it’s Day 6 of the While the Cat’s Away Giveaways! And today’s theme is Time Traveler’s Memories. (I feel like I’ve been time traveling… how’d we arrive at day 6 already?) With a bonus as Teri Calia has created a lovely Butterfly Shadowbox with this kit!

What luscious artwork Teri has made! From the gorgeous pendant on the front cover (using the New A Gilded Life – Chandelier Bezel Die to cut paper from the New Time Travelers Memories 6×6 Paper Pad to fit the A Gilded Life – Chandelier Bezel – Large Gold) to the whimsy of using stamen as antenae for the Resin Baby Doll “butterfly” on the inside!

On the inside of what, you may ask… the inside of that ever-useful ATC Book Box (also included in the kit)! It’s a nicely-made box with a wrap-around cover with ample room for a big stack of heavily embellished ATCs (or maybe design a little scene inside, just like Teri’s).

And you can see from all the photos that there is (another!) flurry of beautiful flowers in this kit:
New 1 Inch Burgundy Paper Roses
New Petite Teastained Black & Cream Pansies and Leaves
White Pearl Stamen

This kit includes 3 collage sheets, that have just been put On Sale, too:
Bees, Birds and Butterflies Collage Sheet
Butterflies Collage Sheet
La Mode – Papillon Collage Sheet

See the Time Traveler’s Memories 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 Inspiring Butterfly Shadowbox 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 Time Traveler’s Memories Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (December 31, 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 7 (the final day!) of the Sales & Giveaways!

Hey, who won the Serenity Kit Giveaway? That would be Mary Ann Smith! 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 31st, 2014

127 responses to “While the Cat’s Away Day 6: Time Traveler’s Memories”

  1. Karen says:

    I need to travel to a happier time-crafting takes me there! Neat giveaway.

  2. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    You continue to amaze with ever more inventive offerings.

  3. Maria says:

    What a clever idea for antennae.

  4. Karen Mallory says:

    What a wonderful, lovely kit and giveaway!

  5. Barbara says:

    Time travel works for me – beautiful giveaway!

  6. Marilyn H says:

    Beautiful projects!

  7. Lorna E. says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! Love Teri’s shadowbox.

  8. Alice H says:

    Another great kit and new inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Lu L. says:

    I really like the collage kits in this Time Traveler’s kit! Simply beautiful!

  10. Laura Turner says:

    Trying my luck again! Happy New Year! Looking forward to more of your gorgeous creativity in 2015!

  11. Corinne Marie says:

    Awesome kit!! You guys rock! 🙂

  12. Laura Turner says:

    I have your button on my blog!

  13. Sandy says:

    oh, this looks like a beautiful kit to start the new year with.

  14. Melanie Curtis says:

    Love the Time Travelers theme! Reminds me of Clare’s travels in the “Outlander” book and
    Starz TV series. Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Jo says:

    This is so pretty!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Happy New Year!

  16. Pat Shaw says:

    What a wonderful time traveler’s kit.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  17. Connie L. says:

    That paper is gorgeous!

  18. Mary Ann Smith says:

    Lovely giveaway.

  19. Kathie says:

    This ones a beauty. But aren’t they all..?

  20. Love this one. I especially like the antenna on the bisque doll.

  21. Victoria Harris says:

    What an awesome giveaway!! I love the shadow box project!

  22. Melanie Curtis says:

    I posted your blog button and contest and link on my facebook page for a 2nd entry!

  23. Jennie says:


  24. Stefanie says:

    Wow!! Those chandelier pendant and dies look a-ma-zing!! & I’ve loved that paper collection since I first saw it 🙂 x

  25. gloria stafford says:

    What a gorgeous way to travel back to the future!

  26. Ina Good says:

    ow I would love to travel in time with you! such a creative experience I would enjoy and have with you!

  27. Cherie says:

    Great giveaway!

  28. Pam Weiler says:

    I love this kit. Thank you for another great giveaway.

  29. Jackie Barth says:

    I’d love to start the new year with this!

  30. angelic says:

    I love the time traveler theme. This reminds me of a sci- fi TV show “Dr. Who”,
    thanks for the giveaway. Have a Happy New Year!

  31. Laure Janus says:

    What a pretty theme, very delicate. Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. kim says:

    I adore this kit! Everything clicks the exact right buttons and makes my heart race! What an absolutely stunning accomplishment in this kit! Wonderful, thanks so much for a chance to win. Happy New Year!~kim

  33. Shanna says:

    Okay just stunning. I love the box and I’m excited for the baby dolls. I have never seen them before and have been wanting pieces like them.

    I so hope to win the kit.


  34. Rosemary Sharon says:

    I would like this….yes I would.

  35. Helen Potter says:

    I love, love, love this kit! Happy New Year!

  36. DebR says:

    Love Teri’s shadow box and great kit, thanks Alpha Stamps!

  37. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love your beautiful collections this week. They are all gorgeous.

  38. Sharon McDonagh says:

    All of these collections have been wondeful…as always I hope my name is selected!

  39. Traci says:

    What a gorgeous collection of items today. I love the victorian feel-the colors are so warm and pretty. Happy New Year to all at Alpha Stamps!!

  40. Gina H. says:

    Oh, this is one of my favorites so far! Love it!

  41. Jean Marmo says:

    Wow – such a fun collection! Love the colors!! THank you for the chance to win! Happy NEw Year!

  42. Marcia says:

    frozen charlotte butterfly. always an inspiration!

  43. Carmen says:

    Beautiful birds, butterflies and roses, how inspiring is this! I love shadow boxes… this indeed is a very nice giveaway!

  44. Marla B says:

    Yes! Yes please. Ready to create some new memories!

  45. Jackie says:

    Love the Charlotte with wings!!So sweet!

  46. Lori Wilczek says:

    Oooh I really like this giveaway. Beautiful.

  47. DebR says:

    Just blogged about today’s giveaway; Thanks as always Alpha Stamps!

  48. Kristie says:

    What a fabulous treat for bringing in the New Year. I love the colors!

  49. Kathie Morgan says:

    A great way to start the New Year! Thank you! Kathie M.

  50. Sylvia L. says:

    Very pretty and springlike, a beautiful kit to start the new year.

  51. Patti Flasch says:

    What a beautiful giveaway! The colors are wonderful!

  52. SW says:

    I’ve always been fascinated by shadowboxes and different interpretations of making them.

  53. DianeD says:

    What a beautiful giveaway to start off 2015!

  54. Sue Young says:

    Another luscious giveaway to start off the New Year!Thanks for the chance of winning!

  55. Shelley says:

    Lovely giveaway! I appreciate having a chance to win!

  56. Beautiful I want to win so badly

  57. Mary Pendergrass says:

    What a wonderful little ATC book box. Thinking it would be good idea to buy some to decorate and send to members of my ATC swap group.

  58. kathy says:

    Love the butterfly statue!

  59. Susan M.L. says:

    This is a great give away! Right up my alley! Teri’s finished piece is fantastic!! Happy, healthy New Year to all!

  60. Holly Day says:

    So great–reminds me of spring!

  61. Jeff says:

    Try, try, try again.

  62. Kathleen Cole says:

    Have a Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks for the chances to win these beautiful things!

  63. Dennis Lawrence says:

    Been there!! Need to document it! Happy New Year!

  64. Emily N. says:

    One great giveaway after another!

  65. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Can’t really travel, but this would be a perfect getaway at home.

  66. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Time Traveler’s Giveaway!!

  67. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Nifty use of the doll. Would love to try my hand at altering one of them.

  68. Jen R says:

    This is my favorite so far!

  69. Sugie Luigi says:

    Beautiful shrine by Teri! The paper flowers look sensational!

  70. Karen adams says:

    Your kits and projects are just awesome! Hugs!
    Karen adams

  71. linda says:

    Awesome! Totally inspired!

  72. Susan Orndorff says:

    Just what I need to go back in time. Where is the capsule!

  73. Lynn says:

    Yes! Please! Gotta win b4 the cat comes home!

  74. Mary Mac says:

    Love the romantic theme with these papers and embellishments.

  75. Noreen says:

    I enjoy your “While the cat’s away” idea – it’s a fun way to finish up the year! The Time Traveler’s Memory Kit looks so nostalgic! THanks for the fun chances to win all week.

  76. Lynn fox says:

    Cool beans! What a terrific giveaway! Happy New Year!

  77. MaggieM says:

    The Time Traveler’s memory kit looks awesome! I could use a vacation right about now! LOL Thanks for the chance:)

  78. KIM says:

    Wonderful ideas and giveaway.
    Thanks Alpha stamp for the chance to win.

  79. Sokat says:

    Awesome and fun. Thank you

  80. Lou Anne says:

    I love the Time Traveler’s memory kit! The ideas and gifts are all beautiful. Happy New Year!

  81. Beth Williams says:

    This is stunning-I would be thrilled to win one.

  82. Gail Klein says:

    The Time Travelers Memory kit is wonderful! I love it!

  83. Beth Williams says:

    Today I actually got it right and also posted the link back to the blog. This senior usually takes a couple tries to get things right!

  84. This is a stunning little project … I would love to add it to my collection of mini-vignettes! Please throw my name into your cyber hat and I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  85. Rabbit says:

    Time! I need more! Hope I win!

  86. Leslie Hanson says:

    I love to time travel! 🙂

  87. Verna stapleton says:

    I absolutely adore this. Well done.

  88. Regina Salvador says:

    Beautiful bees and flowers! Happy New Year to all!

  89. Suzy says:

    wonderful kit and project

  90. Charlene says:

    Wonderful things.

  91. Debbie Peysen says:

    This kit is so cool. Thank you

  92. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love today’s giveaway with the beautiful shadow boxes and butterflies. Butterflies always remind me of beauty and peace. Happy New Years to everyone.

  93. Mary says:

    What a wonderful kit–my favorite one yet!

  94. Ann says:

    Beautiful kit and that Shadowbox that she made is gorgeous.

  95. SandiC says:

    Love, love, love the dolls!

  96. Patricia Worth says:

    Quite enamored with today’s giveaway, also will be working at placing a link on my Facebook page. Happy New Year Everyone!

  97. Joelle Platz says:

    Lovely kit. I love the box and all the pretty flowers and dolls.

  98. Thalia Kottke says:

    What a terrific kit!

  99. l.b. sejourne says:

    Happy New Year! I love today’s selection!

  100. Jill Noblitt says:

    Great giveaway! Happy New Year!

  101. Diane D. says:

    Love everything about this Kit. So many different choices as to what you can make. Thanks for another great Kit and the chance to win it.

  102. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Time Travel, Yes! Mahalo for the project sharing and the op to win this kit.

  103. I love this one so much, and the dolls are a weakness for me, it takes me back to my childhood, my Grama was a doll maker, a collector and the most creative woman I have ever known, I truly cherish what her and I made together, That’s where I get that Craft gene from !!

  104. Irene says:


  105. Rose L says:

    Love the embellishments with this kit!

  106. orianna says:

    A well thought out collection.

  107. Christine V says:

    What a delightful kit! And those baby dolls – I have another project going that is really in need of one of those. Plus I positively need an enormous stack of the ‘books’; so many ideas in my mind that need to be made real! Happy New Year’s Eve!

  108. Dawn B says:

    This is the first contest I have entered and this one is AWESOME. Your stuff is so great.

  109. Jill Whalen says:

    Love your interesting and unique items. I just placed an order last night so…… I wish the entire staff a Happy New Year.

  110. barbara macaskill says:

    Butterflies always make me think of a 7 year old Angel whose name is Joseph! He LOVED butterflies and could spend hours watching them. Would love to win the goodies to make one of these display scenes!! I would make the Butterfly Angel a boy in his honor! Thank you for the chance to win some awesome goodies!! Have a safe and Happy New Year’s EVE!

  111. Arminta says:

    Love butterflies and the beautiful flowers!

  112. Arminta says:

    Love butterflies and the beautiful flowers.

  113. Barbara says:

    Happy New Year and happy crafting!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win another great kit.

  114. marybeth i says:

    beautiful paper and embellishments!

  115. Heather says:

    Love the idea of using the stamen for the butterfly.

  116. Lina says:

    Beautiful new years kit

  117. Beth says:

    Gorgeous collection again!

  118. Jen C says:

    Hoping this time traveler kit can transport me to spring! Great set!

  119. Dawn says:

    I just love this kit!

  120. Diana says:

    How lovely!

  121. Chris H. says:

    Lovely as always…thanks for the opportunity.

  122. michele s says:

    more gorgeousness! happy new year! xo