Past Blog Posts:

A Chocolate Valentine, New Paper Sets, Design Team Call

Filed under Announcements, Art Projects, Giveaways, Lora Mahaffey, Newsletters, Sale, Victorian Ephemera Kit

Design Team Call! We are excited to announce that we are looking for new Design Team Members and Guest Designers for Alpha Stamps There’s lots of info on that blog post. Short story: deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019. Looking forward to seeing your artwork!

Next up: today’s artwork! Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey has created a yummy Chocolate Valentine using scrapbook papers and the Arched Tent Card Frame from the Victorian Ephemera Kit!

Plus, as Lora used that lovely photo of Caroline Otero as her central image, I’ve put the entire Art Nouveau Collage Sheet section on sale at 50% off! The sale ends at midnight PST, MONDAY night, January 14th More highlights from the sale are below.

My Chocolate Valentine by Lora Mahaffey

From Lora’s blog post:

Yes, Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. It’s always been a holiday that catches me by surprise. Fortunately for moi, my husband knows exactly what to get me and it’s the same every year and it never gets old.

A book and a box of chocolates.

It’s the best.

I look forward to it every year.

If he doesn’t get it for me this year (he will) I will get it for myself!

So when Alpha Stamps sent me the Victorian Ephemera Kit and that luscious chocolate-colored Dresden trim spilled out, well, that was it for me. It had to be a snarky chocolate valentine.

Psst… check below in the Giveaway section for the snarkiness in this seemingly innocent project.

Beside these highlights (above and below), here’s the full supply list. And be sure to visit Lora’s blog for more photos and a step-by-step tutorial (I love the hanging tassels Lora made from Stickles, hanging from the Dresden “curtain” — see the top of the photo at left.) Plus that collage sheet of La Bella Caroline Otero that Lora featured, shown at right, is part of the sale!

New & Back in Stock Supplies

Oh my… these new paper sets are so beautiful & colorful!

Highlights from the Art Nouveau Collage Sheets Sale

Hooray for the That Better Be Chocolate Giveaway!

Ah… there’s the full inside image!

I’m including a Victorian Ephemera Kit and the Caroline Otero Collage Sheet in today’s Giveaway! (As the kit includes the pretty scrapbook papers, chocolate brown Dresden trims, and the chipboard tent card frame — that pretty much gives you all the supplies for recreating Lora’s project.)

Bonus: I’m also including all FOUR of the collage sheets in the sale highlight row above!

To enter the That Better Be Chocolate 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, Monday Night, January 14, 2019).

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

Hey, who won the Victorian Ephemera or Top Secret Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Lindy! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, January 13th, 2019

42 responses to “A Chocolate Valentine, New Paper Sets, Design Team Call”

  1. Maria B says:

    I’d like to try making something with the collage sheets.

  2. Lynn Fox says:

    I would love to win this beautiful giveaway! Please! Gorgeous

  3. I love the theme. Would love to win thank you

  4. Donna Kottcamp says:

    I’ve always been a Sleeping Beauty fan so I love the look of those collage sheets.

  5. Catharine McCammon says:

    I’ll make a happy little Valentine surprise box for my grandbaby and add TWO chocolate. We’ll nibble them while we snip the collage sheets!

  6. Jen J says:

    Chocolate is also my one true love!

  7. Nadine says:


  8. Ronda Liebert says:

    Yummy! How delish!

  9. Ann F. says:

    I love the roses and the polka dots. Also…I really need to purchase the mini envelope punch. So cool!!

  10. Susan Sparke says:

    So true! Love me some chocolate and the colors are wonderful!

  11. Jean Marmo says:

    Nothing better than chocolate but maybe this!

  12. Debora L. says:

    Love the papers! That punch is pretty neat! 😉

  13. Carol Slowik says:

    Love chocolate…and the Valentine!!!

  14. Barb Macaskill says:

    Scrumptious! I love the rich color palette and sweet saying! TFS!

  15. Jo says:

    love the sentiment! So funny and cute!

  16. Victoria M. Simpson says:

    It’s beautiful! I love how the chocolate goes with the roses… but that’s true in life too!!

  17. Karen says:

    Funny – but true – sentiment! Chocolate is a priority for sure!!! The color choices are perfect.

  18. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is so lovely & I love the colors!!❤️❤️

  19. Deanne says:

    I love the images and who doesn’t love chocolate?

  20. Traci says:

    nice-great sentiment.

  21. kathy sokol says:

    Oh yes please! My art group is making valentines and this kit is perfect!

  22. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty Valentine ideas! And I love that cute envelope punch!

  23. Laural says:

    Loving the creativity!

  24. Rebecca R. says:

    I love the victorian theme for Valentines! Thank you!

  25. Karen Mallory says:

    A card after my own heart! LOL Such lovely collage sheets!

  26. Dona says:

    Another wonderful collection!

  27. Janet Turner says:

    This is literally a very sweet giveaway!

  28. Cathy McGinnis says:

    I am a beginner and am totally in love with this college set. All of the designs are just beautiful.

  29. nothing like valentines day to get my creativity juices flowing

  30. Anne W says:

    How sweet! Need something to occupy my time around Valentine’s Day. 🙁

  31. Sylvia L says:

    I love the chocolate-colored dresdrens.Lots of great ideas with the giveaway.

  32. Andrea Pretlow says:

    As sweet as chocolate!

  33. Luanne shoup says:

    Chocolate is good for your health!

  34. Suzie Quebedeaux says:

    I love the snarkiness of Lora’s card. Great job Lora! I hope you receive and enjoy your books and chocolates. Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for a chance at winning a great prize.

  35. Lea Cook says:

    That chocolate Dresden trim is so delicious!

  36. Carolyn Barnard Shema says:

    Chocolate is the one true love. Chocolate dresden is beautiful.

  37. Nancy E says:

    Who doesn’t love chocolate!

  38. Rhonda S says:

    So pretty. I love all the romantic things to make for Valentines Day.

  39. Iris Pistor says:

    CHOCOLATE… the darker, the better
    As always thanks for a great giveaway

  40. Bonnie Moran says:

    Chocolate is good for the soul