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Yay! New Tim Holtz Products! And cute artwork by Kristin Batsel!

Filed under Art Projects, Cute as a Button, Giveaways, Kits, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters, 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 Kristin’s project that are still available on the new site.

A couple quick announcements before Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) introduces an adorable project by Kristin Batsel.
First: a reminder that the ENTIRE Vintage Sewing & Cooking Collage Sheets Section AND the Household Charms Section (where you’ll find things like scissors) are both On Sale through Sunday night, February 15th!
Second: there’s a new FREE Gift Kit: Butterfly Garden, as we’re continuing our button mania (yes, that loverly butterfly in the photo is a button)! More info

Design Team Member Kristin Batsel has created some super sweet Kitty Photo Holders this month with the Cute as a Button Kit and Add-On Kit. Kristin said:

“To start the project, I painted each block, plus a 1-1/4 Inch Wooden Wheel, a different color, chosen to coordinate with the Sew Lovely 6×6 Paper Pad. I sanded all the edges, inked them a bit, and then covered each side with a different paper, cut a little smaller than the side of the block. One side of the blocks got kittens and a couple of buttons, while the reverse side got some adorable children. After I adhered the images, I lightly sanded each one to distress the surface.”

Speaking of buttons, how can you not love the 6mm Heart Buttons? Aren’t they just too cute? I have to admit though – the Big Eye Anime Cat Buttons just kill me with their wonky expressions! (And check below for some new flowers, include the xx… they’d work perfectly as a pink (?) daisy behind the cat… and a set is in today’s Giveaway, too!)

Like most of the homes of the crazy cat ladies who work at Alpha Stamps, the New and On Sale! Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice Collage Sheet that Kristin used on the 2 Inch Wooden Cube Blocks is full of cats (and adorable little girls).

If you don’t have any photos of your own weird relatives hidden away in the closet somewhere, you could always use an image or two from the Vintage Oddities Collage Sheet to put in the New and On Sale! Wire Card Holders. Display them with pride (and make up a wild story to go with the picture, I do it all the time!)

Before you cat on over to visit Kristin, check out her supply list. Kristin has more pictures and information about her project on her blog.


Hooray! A Sugar & Spice Giveaway!

This list of Giveaway parts is short, but still very sweet!

First, let’s start with all of these items Kristin’s Kitty Photo Holders (note: that’s a link to photos of all the supplies):
– 2 Inch Wooden Cube Block
– 2 Inch Wooden Spools
– 1-1/4 Inch Wooden Wheels
– Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Collage Sheet
– The Owl and the Pussycat Collage Sheet
– Vintage Oddities Collage Sheet
– School Days Collage Sheet
– Big Eye Anime Cat Buttons
– 6mm Heart Buttons

Then, I added a couple more items that fit in with Kristin’s theme (ALL On Sale!):
Mulberry Mini Flower Mix – Teastained Pink New and On Sale!
Narrow Red Diamond Stitched Ribbon Back in Stock and On Sale!
Mini Red Satin Puffy Hearts
Mini Pink Satin Puffy Hearts

To enter the Sugar & Spice 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, February 6, 2015)!

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 Cute as a Button Giveaway? That would be Rosemary Sharon! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, February 5th, 2015

110 responses to “Yay! New Tim Holtz Products! And cute artwork by Kristin Batsel!”

  1. Eve Watters says:

    Gorgeous- and just right for the first steps towards spring. What fun!

  2. Holly Day says:

    Amazing! I can just picture a little girl’s tea party with those blocks on the table as placecards!

  3. Alice says:

    I love this project – perfect for updating photos on display

  4. Jennie says:

    Sugar and spice and everything nice. 😉

  5. Paula Rutledge says:

    There is nothing so beautiful, so bright, so happy as a butterfly! It is a cold, gray, drizzly day here…but just looking at the butterflies has me thinking of springtime!

  6. CG says:

    Butterflies and Tim Holtz! You know JUST the things to say to a girl!!! 🙂

  7. Rae Jean Wycoff says:

    I adore the whimsical Kitty Photo Holders!

  8. Sunny says:

    Wow. I really like this. I’m new to Alpha Stamps, and a little intimidated, but this looks like something I could actually make!

  9. Lu L. says:

    Those photo holders would make lovely gifts. I wish someone would make me a set of them!
    Love those tiny heart buttons in the giveaway kit!

  10. Jen R says:

    Love the itty bitty kitties!

  11. Regina Salvador says:

    Love the flowers!

  12. Melanie Curtis says:

    Love the Sugar and Spice giveaway – thanks for the chance to win. The photo holders are adorable!

  13. Savyon says:

    Hi! I’m a comment!

  14. Nicole Austin says:

    cute collection! i love all of your giveaways! 🙂

  15. Mary Helene says:

    Just love the photo blocks.

  16. Stefanie says:

    Those blocks are so so cute!! Love them 🙂

  17. Traci says:

    Being a crazy cat lady myself I have to make these. I have 6 cats just waiting for me to display their adorable pictures on them. This giveaway must have been meant for me! LOVE IT!!

  18. Jeri says:

    What a sweet little project – I adore all the goodies in this give-away!

  19. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my goodness! You guys are so creative! Love this too!

  20. Carmen says:

    WOW! What a great giveaway!

  21. KIM says:

    Us Crazy Cat Ladies
    THANK YOU!!!!Alpha Stamps.
    Too cute !

  22. Ritva says:

    Nice things again, oh, I hope I’ll win!

  23. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    love the block photo holder and love Tim Holtz!

  24. Julie F. says:

    What a fun and fabulous give away!

  25. Cindy says:

    Thanks for all of your wonderful inspiration. Always appreciate your email.

  26. DianeD says:

    Great idea to give to a friend. One for each child!

  27. Denise Bryant says:

    Love your Sugar & Spice giveaway! Fun prize!

  28. What a yummy giveaway! And those photo holders are totally adorable!

  29. Lana says:

    sugar and spice and everything nice…what a sweet giveaway!

  30. Kim B says:

    Love, Love, Love!

  31. Debbie Kaste says:

    The kitty photo holders are adorable! Love them all!!!

  32. Marilyn H says:

    Cute photo holders!

  33. kim says:

    So cute! Love the versatility of these adorable holders! So fun and thanks for a chance!~kim

  34. Nancy S says:

    Great vintage images,love the kitties!

  35. Yvette LeBlanc says:


  36. Jo says:

    Love the kitties! Hooray for spring!

  37. Gail Gill says:

    Simply adorable

  38. Celia says:

    I already can see what I can do with this giveaway and it’s completely different than what I see here, the wheels are spinning. What a great bunch of goodies. 🙂

  39. Lori Wilczek says:

    More Kitties! Love them.

  40. LeAnn says:

    Great way to display photos and super cute!

  41. Dawn says:

    As so many others I would love to have this give away!

  42. Kathy says:

    Adore cates, and what a great way to show pics of my grandson!

  43. Jill Whalen says:

    OMG, darling. Pick me, pick me! Thanks for being generous.

  44. Lorna E. says:

    Cute project!

  45. Charlene says:

    Sugar and spice and everything nice!

  46. beautiful love all these items

  47. Bernadette says:

    really like these papers and projects

  48. Ellen Heller says:

    I love the entire array

  49. Victoria Harris says:

    I , too am a crazy cat lady, so this would be perfect for me!!

  50. Roxanne says:

    dear Random dot org…please pick me…would love to win some super special alpha stamps embellishments and collage paper….

  51. Janet Turner says:

    So cute. Thank you for all the great ideas!

  52. Mary Jochems says:

    Love the cats!!

  53. Susan hanks says:

    Omg! Kristen is so creative! I love her work and all your amazing ephemra:)

  54. Kathy McGee says:

    What’s not to love about kitties? Such acute idea for pictures of my four legged kids!

  55. kay, okay,okay ! ya’ll are just too dang creative, When I grow up I want to be just like all of you !! This just brings a smile to your face ! I want what ever it ya’ll take (share) !!!
    thanks for all the fun stuff !

  56. Mary-Ann says:

    So cute!

  57. barbara macaskill says:

    I think this is the sweetest project I have ever seen! LOVELOVELOVE it!

  58. Kristie says:

    So cute!

  59. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love the kittens! And, the flowers.

  60. Noreen says:

    Love the photo holders! What a fun (and easy!) idea. Thanks for the chance to win goodies.

  61. Bridget says:

    Wow what pretty butterflies and we don’t even have to wait for them to hatch.

  62. Alice H says:

    So cute! I would love the chance to win.

  63. Doreen aka LuniLadi says:

    Oh My, those Kitty photo holders are the CAT’S MEOW!! lol Sorry, couildn’t resist. But they sure are adorable!!! And I’d love to win the giveaway…but they’re sooooo adorable I have to buy those photo holders anyway!

  64. lavinia says:

    so adorable

  65. Emily N. says:

    I love kitties!!! These are so cute!

  66. cathrine bolin says:

    I love the photo holders!

  67. Patricia League says:

    Love the photo holders, especially the cats. Must have the paper and the holders. Would love to win also! Thanks for great projects!

  68. angelic says:

    Love the cats and photo holders! Thanks for the great projects and giveaways!

  69. Angie Hopewell says:

    Just so cute! I love the idea to use up some of my wood items. Love using the wire as a memo holder. Very creative!

  70. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I just love this giveaway kit with the adorable kittens. My three cousins are just mad about cats and I would defintely make each one of them a kitty photo holder.

  71. Cocoa says:

    Yes, please! Keep the projects coming then I won’t have time for housework!

  72. Juniper says:

    Sunshine,lollipops and rainbows…..

  73. Diana says:

    Too too cute! Love the vintage kitty and girlie images!

  74. Gail Klein says:

    I love all the fun vintage goodies!

  75. Gilda says:

    Love the give away and kitty Photo holders are great.

  76. Nancy Stone says:

    The photo holders are so cute. Love the cat images.

  77. Karen Mallory says:

    Love the photo holders!! Too cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

  78. Darlene says:

    Great giveaway!!! As always!!!!

  79. Pam says:

    I love these photo holders! Thanks for the chance to win!

  80. Joan says:

    Sugar and spice and oh so nice!

  81. Sokat says:

    The simplicity of this is so sweet and do able. Thanks for the chance to win

  82. Deb Neerman says:

    Sugar and spice and everything is SO nice! Love this collection of goodies … thanks for the chance to win!

  83. Lina says:

    So cute!

  84. Jill Noblitt says:

    So cute! And love the kitties!!!

  85. Lou Anne says:

    I love your giveaways. Thank you for the chance to win.

  86. phoebe diamond says:

    It would be fun to play with this mix of things.

  87. Nancy S says:

    Just love these little cubes.

  88. Cindy Fitch says:

    Love the adorable kitten buttons! What a fun giveaway. Thank you Alpha stamps!

  89. Carol Slowik says:

    Love the new kit I just received! This would really give it a boost! Thank you for the chance to win.

  90. orianna says:

    cute indeed

  91. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    My kitty, Spyro, and I are just waiting for this one.

  92. Kris Martinez says:

    The photo blocks are adorable. They would make great gifts!

  93. Debra Gibson says:

    This is a wonderful giveaway! So pretty!! Would love to win !!

  94. marybeth says:

    cute little kitties

  95. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Great photo holders, and who doesn’t love sugar and spice …yummy!

  96. Lisa Mills says:

    I have been wanting to try this type of art. Now if I win…I will get to. I love the colors. Thank you for having these giveaway’s!!

  97. Gabrielle says:

    fun! 🙂

  98. Karen says:

    Another fun giveaway. Also, love to “wander” through your website after entering the giveaway. I get so many ideas and inspirations. I need to have nine lives to do all I want to do!

  99. Pam Weiler says:

    I love this giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  100. Amanda Miller says:

    Another amazing giveaway!!Love the new stuff.The Tim Holtz stamps rock!!

  101. Shanna says:

    The giveaway is amazing. I love how the wood pieces were altered and the place car holder pins are so fun to play with!

  102. Kathleen Cole says:

    I’ve been doing “block art” for years. These would be nice to add to my art collection…..

  103. kim litavis says:

    so very pretty! I would love to make the kitty photo holders for my friend. thank you for your creativity.

  104. Rosemary Sharon says:

    so perfect…..kittens….blocks….wheels….vintage children’s photos…..oh my….back to the days of my girlhood!

  105. Lori D. says:

    What fun! Great giveaway as usual. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  106. Sandy Steele says:

    I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE the cute photo holders! So adorable and they would also make such cute accents on a shelf or even as place cards for a dinner party!

  107. Kimberly Barcello says:

    Sugar and spice, this giveaway’s nice!

  108. Luanne Shoup says:

    Now I know what to do with all of those little alphabet blocks I have!

  109. DebR says:

    Love the kitty blocks, what an adorable project!

  110. Me Pugh says:

    Absolutely adorable!