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Filed under Art Projects, Cat's Away... 2019, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale

Holiday Closure & After-Christmas Sale

It’s day FIVE of this week of While the Cat’s Away Sales & Giveaways!

It’s the final day of my flurry of daily newsletters, but today’s new sale extends through Wednesday night (New Year’s day)! (The same date that the Scrapbook Paper Sale and the Shipping Sale ends!)

Reminder: Half Price Shipping on ALL orders (for orders shipping to USA) now through Wednesday night, January 1st! Only $2.95! Plus FREE shipping on orders over $50! More info

Reminder #2: ALL Scrapbook Paper is on sale at 40% off! Plus clearance paper is on Sale at 50% off! This is HUGE (over 260 items), including single sheets AND paper sets/pads! The scrapbook paper sale also runs through Wednesday night, January 1st!

Elukkig Nieuwjaar by Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas

Say what? That’s “Happy New Year” in Dutch!!

I know! That hard-working, crafty girl has made another project! Rhonda’s sweet A Little Place Called Gnomeville was just featured in yesterday’s newsletter, and here she is again with a wee project for New Years, using the new Bonne Annee Postcards Collage Sheet!

My main focus for 2020 is to learn French and to focus more on my vintage Parisian treasures. I keep many of them safe in boxes, but for this new decade, I plan on using those treasures in my work. And if all goes as planned, I will be visiting France in the months to come and finding even more to bring back home.

Even though “Elukkig Nieuwjaar” is Dutch, it is still a wonderful image that you too can use, along with several other vintage images from the Alpha Stamps Collage Sheet Bonne Annee Postcards.

I think it looks fabulous! All I did was layer the image onto some paper, added some vintage silver glass glitter, Twinklets Diamond Dust and an embellished piece from this Small Chipboard Victorian Wall Shelf, and this gorgeous little welcome to the New Year was complete.

I’d like to point out that pretty paper around the edges is from the new Cosmos Bark Scrapbook Paper (also in the new kit).

Thank you, Rhonda! Your artwork is beautiful!

Go visit Rhonda’s blog post for more photos! Plus, goodies from Rhonda’s artwork are in today’s Giveaway.

50% off SALE on ALL Clearance Items!

Wow! Little bits of this group have been on sale over the past few days, but this is EVERYTHING on clearance (over 500 items), including all themes and categories!

See the tags in the clearance section for links to categories, plus some previews below (I tried to grab a variety so you can see it’s from Halloween to Easter to Miniatures). Help move these items out so I have room for new Spring goodies!

The 50% off Clearance Sale! ends WEDNESDAY, January 1st at midnight PST. (The same date that the Scrapbook Paper Sale and the Shipping Sale ends!)

Highlights from the 50% off Clearance Sale!

Hooray for the Happy New Year Giveaway!

I’m going to cheat a little (to your benefit)! Not only am I including these goodies from Rhonda’s sweet New Years card (pics of all 3 are above, too):
Bonne Annee Postcards Collage Sheet
Small Chipboard Victorian Wall Shelf
Cosmos Bark Scrapbook Paper

But I’m also picking out SIX more things that could be used in a project with a similar vintage look OR a New Years theme:
New Years Collage Sheet
Victorian Angels Collage Sheet
Mini Silver Snowflake Garland (psst: also in the clearance sale!)
2.5mm Rhinestone Chain – Aurora Borealis
Lovely Sepia Ladies ATCs Collage Sheet
Blue Watercolor Clouds Scrapbook Paper (psst: both this and the Cosmos Bark Scrapbook Paper are part of the paper sale!)

To enter the Happy New Year Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, December 30, 2019). The winner will be announced Thursday in the normal (whew) newsletter!

And what are you going to make?

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

(Speaking of Giveaways, we have the winner to announce from yesterday’s Gnome Home Giveaway. The winner is Sheila R! Check your email for info about your prize package!)

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules.

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 1/2/20) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 12! 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 30th, 2019

28 responses to “ALL Clearance Items 50% off! ALL Paper 40-50% off!”

  1. Kim Lucak says:

    Love, love, love this…French as well – tres chic!

  2. Roslind sherman says:

    OOps forgot ot fill my name in …Love everything

  3. Christina Gant says:

    I love Rhonda’s project and the college sheets are lovely too!
    Have a Happy New Year!

  4. Louise says:

    I always say I am going to start the new year with a pretty project instead of always cleaning -this is darling and I have the perfect photo of my late father and one of his sisters from 1930 that would look just wonderful done up like this one is done!

  5. Ann F. says:

    I love the bling! What girl doesn’t love a little glitter!!!

  6. Erin says:

    Every time I look at the projects in these blog posts, I feel so inspired.

  7. Jackie P Neal says:

    Loving all the glitter and sparkle of these pieces! What a super way to ring in the new year~creating magic! I need to make some New years cards and these images would work beautifully!
    Happy New Year to all at Alpha Stamps!
    Jackie xx

  8. Nancy S says:

    Just love all the glitter and shine! Happy Creative New Year to all!!

  9. Rose says:

    OMGosh! I just saw the invitation to “put my bid in to win” and was so happy! I had just finished checking out this site and was drooling over everything. Made a mental note to come back and see what kind of trouble I could get into and up pops this giveaway!
    I’m very happy I signed up here!

  10. Jennie I says:

    This is so darling!

  11. Nadine says:

    Happy New Year!

  12. Pauline Martin says:

    This is beautiful. Could do a wonderful frame of my grandparents.

  13. Roxanne L. says:

    WooooHooo….Happy New Year Alpha Stamps! Love all the new and on sale goodies! Keep it coming. 🙂

  14. Kim R says:

    Wow! That is so pretty! I love it!

  15. Denise Bryant says:

    Some fun things for an awesome project! I love all that sparkle! Gotta check out the clearance sale!
    Happy New Year to all!

  16. Kathy says:

    Love that glitter! Happy New Year!!

  17. Lorrie Koenig says:

    Sweet, charming, Victorian. What a lovely project. I would love a chance to replicate it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Marilyn Ray says:

    What a lovely project to start the New Year off with.

  19. Lana says:

    Who wouldn’t want to win this batch of goodies!

  20. Diane Alterman says:

    happy new year too

  21. Barbara A says:

    So sweet! What an awesome project. Love it.

  22. jackie says:

    very pretty

  23. Janet Turner says:

    What a beautiful project!

  24. Laurie S says:

    Who doesn’t love bling! Ring in the New Year!!

  25. Kat Cashwell says:

    Gorgeous piece!!!

  26. Roe says:

    What a great giveaway. So much I that I could do with it.

  27. Jean marmo says:

    Glittery and shiny – just perfect.

  28. Noreen says:

    Just one fun idea after another! Thanks for the chance to win.