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    Delightfully Dreary ATC Hutches & Giveaway!

    Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Halloween, Kristin Batsel, Lora Mahaffey, Newsletters, Sale

    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 Lora’s project that are still available on the new site.

    Design Team Members Kristin Batsel and Lora Mahaffey have come up with 3 adorably dreary ATC Hutch Shrines for you to take delight in! (And did I mention those Hutch Kits are On Sale!? But catch ’em quick — they’re only on sale through Saturday night!)

    Before I jump in on their creations first let me tell you that you’d never know it by looking at their sweet faces but confidentially — they’re both more than a little bit off. Of course you know coming from me that is definitely NOT a bad thing! I just get the biggest kick out of some of the things these two come up and as usual Kristin and Lora don’t disappoint!

    Kristin’s Melancholy Circus is filled with morose children and their little dogs who are forced to perform in the circus, due to no ones fault but their own. Kristin says:

    I was inspired by the thought of kids running away to join the circus, and then discovering that circus life is really not all it’s cracked up to be. Turns out it’s a Melancholy Circus: even the trick dogs are sad. Sorry, kids!

    Tsk, tsk. The naughty children should have just stuck with doing their chores at home and not running away in the first place! Kristin used the New and On Sale! Valance Curtain Die-Cut Chipboard on the bottom of her hutch — so clever don’t you think? For more information and additional supplies she used to create the Melancholy Circus, please see Kristin’s blog post.

    Ahhh, the effervescent Mr. & Mrs. Beed straight from the curdled mind of Lora Mahaffey. Each in their own ATC Hutch Shrine since their big personalities don’t allow for them to both be in the same space. Clearly you can see how much they are enjoying the festivities!

    Valance Curtain Die-Cut ChipboardLora also used the same Valance Curtain Die-Cut Chipboard that Kristin used only she used hers on the top which gives the Beeds’ shrines more of a cabinet type look. My favorite out of the two are Mr. Beed with his skelly balloon, but then again Mrs. Beed sitting there looking so stern and without an ounce of fun or smile in her withered old face is quite enchanting as well. The smiling Pumpkin Pod peeking out from behind her skirt is cute; perhaps it is laughing at Mrs. Beed’s charming party hat?

    To see more about Mr. & Mrs. Beed visit Lora’s blog. And here’s a list of products that Lora used to create her delightful couple.

    But don’t forget to come back and see what goodies (including New! Halloween goodies) Leslie has pulled together for her Giveaway shown below!


    Hooray for the Delightfully Dreary Giveaway! Lots of items from all the Hutch Shrine art above (plus a few scrapbook papers in the same palette… and some New! Halloween goodies!)

    Here’s just a few highlights (and even more items with photos are below — and a link to the full list of 25 (!) goodies in the Giveaway):

    SIX Scrapbook Papers:
    All Hallows Eve Poisoned Scrapbook Paper On Sale!
    Phantom: Mystic Scrapbook Paper On Sale! (you may not believe it, but that black and cream large damask pattern in the bottom right corner (photo at right) is the back of that sheet!)
    Witching Hour Scrapbook Paper On Sale! (I do believe those orange skulls Lora cut into balloons are from the back of this sheet)
    Cashmere Dame Chevron Scrapbook Paper On Sale!
    Halloween Enchanted – Haunted Scrapbook Paper
    Circus Arabian Collage SheetCircus Arabian Collage SheetSteampunk Spells – Fanciful Floral Scrapbook Paper (another one you may not recognize: Kristin used the orange houndstooth check on the back of the sheet on the back of her hutch)

    An ATC Hutch Shrine Kit On Sale!
    A flat kit to make a sturdy, little box perfectly sized to hold an ATC. 1/8″ Masonite. Instructions included.

    THREE Collage Sheets:
    Circus Arabian Collage Sheet
    Little Imps Collage Sheet
    Little Darlings Collage Sheet

    To enter the Delightfully Dreary Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment (below) on this blog post by midnight, August 9, 2013 (Friday night PST). (Don’t forget to leave your email address, too, so I can contact the winner; note, 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!

    By Sunday morning’s newsletter, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

    Posted by MizBella, August 8th, 2013

    133 responses to “Delightfully Dreary ATC Hutches & Giveaway!”

    1. This is a great giveaway…..fun stuff…

    2. Kathy Walunas says:

      I am so happy that it’s time for Halloween and my favorite style of creating! Love so many of these items!

    3. Melanie says:

      I LOVE the Delightfully Dreary giveaway items – so festive. Thanks for the chance to win!

    4. Katie Cowden says:

      This is right up my creepy alley!

    5. Michelle says:

      What wonderful stuff to start HALLOWEEN projects!

    6. Kim Reed says:

      I love it when you guys show darker themed projects that aren’t so “cutesy”. Enjoyed Lora’s project in her blog yesterday.

    7. Lynn Fox says:

      This is one of the BEST giveaways…I love all the items..what fun! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    8. olivia hernandez says:

      Love this giveaway!!!

    9. Christene Hangman says:

      Can not wait for Halloween!

    10. Rose Cavalli says:

      I love halloween and these projects!!! This is one of the best!

    11. Lindsay Bertrand says:

      So many possibilities with this set, very cool!

    12. Beverly S says:

      Absolutely love Mr. & Mrs. Beed! Another great giveaway 😀

    13. Sherry Collier says:

      Alpha Stamps continues to spark my creativity,
      there isn”t anything boring. Thanks so much for offering this giveaway Shgerry

    14. Deb Neerman says:

      OMG, what a fabulous creation! Love it!! Thanks for a chance at another amazing give-away!

    15. cool stuff, love to enter!

    16. TerryF says:

      Ooooooo! Loverly stuff! (“;)

    17. Linda Polaretzki says:

      What a great giveaway. Love this stuff. Thanks for the chance

    18. emily Kephart says:

      I am such a halloween freak, I would love to sit and create this. Thank you for the chance to win. What a great giveaway

    19. Libby Jones says:

      how cool! I’ve had Halloween on my mind for a week now! Thanks for the chance

    20. Julie Loeschke says:

      So much fun!

    21. Ritva says:

      cool stuff again, i also started to make halloween cards a few days ago…

    22. Ann C says:

      OO spooky! I love it all!

    23. Mary Toriello says:

      I want to run away to the circus and win this kit!

    24. Judy Ross says:

      This is great! Please enter my name!

    25. Phyllis B. says:

      This kit looks like way too much fun!

    26. Debbie Rollier says:

      I love it. I can remember kids saying they were running away to join the circus. Now hat is old. I am working on my Halloween village and those products would fit so awesome. Looking forward to your give a ways, as always.

    27. Amanda Miller says:

      Love this!!

    28. Roberta S says:

      What a fun giveaway! I love Halloween, and this will start the crafting season off perfectly. Thank you!!

    29. Shanna says:

      This looks like a ton of fun!

    30. Darlene Propp says:

      What a fabulous giveaway. LOVE the papers and supplies.

    31. Linda K says:

      Great giveaway and I would love to win. Thanks.

    32. Cocoa says:

      OMG! What a great treat and trick for a Halloween giveaway!
      Thank you & Please!


    33. Barbara Ramey says:

      Love this giveaway! Halloween is my most favorite holiday and this giveaway has so many possibilities!!! Love the site.

    34. Lindy says:

      I think this is my favorite group of items. So many wonderful possibilities and who doesn’t love Halloween??

    35. Lori says:

      Yipee, another great give away!!! It would be a great start to buying my stuff for the Halloween Carnival Event.

    36. Pam Weiler says:

      I would love to try this project. Halloween is my second most favorite time of year. Thanks for another great giveaway.

    37. Kate says:

      These are such cute projects! I love altered art. And how fantastic of you to giveaway this awesome kit! Love it!!

    38. Michele Biondolillo says:

      Just love this stuff!

    39. Laure Janus says:

      Such a WONDERFUL giveaway, and for my favorite time of year! Thanks for the chance to win, my fingers are crossed.

    40. I am trying a few Halloween items…..new to this…..love it…but always been a bit afraid to try much…would love to win this…but will buy some things just in case…lol

    41. jaimie sander says:

      As usual,I love everything about these! There is something about these little shadowbox shrines that is just so appealing! And Halloween is my favorite! Thanks for sharing the details and for the chance to win!

    42. This is one generous give~away, & you all make halloween fun & exciting. Thanks for a chance to win all these amazing products!!!

    43. dolores olander.. says:

      Planning my annual Halloween party. These are great. Sure to use them. Thanks for the chance.

    44. Marcia Greer says:

      Those faces crack me up!!!!!!!

    45. Gia Lau says:

      Thanks so much for the chance to win- love all of your little boxes and shrines and mini theaters-so cool!

    46. Jo says:

      What a fun package! I hate clowns, but I do love cabinet cards and see the possibilities!!!!

    47. Traci says:

      I love the hutches what a clever group of designers Alpha Stamps has. I have to win this as Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday.

    48. Jen R says:

      Never knew dreary could be so FUN!! Thank you AS for another fabulous giveaway!

    49. kim says:

      What wickedly wonderful giveaway.
      Halloween love it!!!!!.

    50. Kathi R says:

      Wow! Those are so amazing with such great little details.

      I love Halloween goodies and use them year ’round.

      Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!

    51. Kim says:

      Yeah!!! New Halloween stuff. Love the shrines, the ideas are percolating.

    52. Lisa Abate says:

      Halloween is my favorite time of the year! Would love to win this kit!

    53. Denise Ilmanen says:

      I love the weird and bizarre…these are right up my alley!

    54. Retta says:

      Oh my! I’m throwing my hat in the ring for this giveaway…I love Halloween! Thanks for giving away so many awesome bits and bobs!

    55. Lorna Dufrane says:

      Looks like a lot of fun!!!!

    56. Theresa G. says:

      OH man!! This is a FABULOUS giveaway!!! I can feel myself creating with all this good stuff already!!!!!!

    57. Michelle says:

      Circus and clowns, some of my favorite things…add to that their twilight zone atmosphere….definitely a must have…would love to win this kit…thanks for the giveaway…

    58. connie w says:

      oh my…love everything dreary!

    59. Connie says:

      Please please please pick me!

    60. Liane says:

      Be still my halloweeny Heart….my fav day of the year……GREAT Stuff !!!!!
      Can’t wait to get my witchy fingers on some of these scary goodies.
      Liane 🙂

    61. Janet Turner says:

      Wow! Spooky and fun.

    62. Lou Anne says:

      Yet another awesome giveaway! This one is so fun! I’m just going to be honest. I want to be the winner!

    63. Delightfully dreary indeed! Love the creations and the wonderful giveaway, please enter me and thank you for the opportunity.

    64. Mandy says:

      I am always excited to get your emails and see what wonderful things you offer. Unfortunately, I am currently unemployed and cannot afford anything, but it is always free to look. Maybe I’ll even win some! Thank you!

    65. Maggie M says:

      How dreadfully delightful! Would love to win your giveaway!

    66. Kathy Bumb says:

      Love this beautiful giveaway – love your store and all your awesome supplies!

    67. Linda Ellis says:

      Thank you for providing this opportunity, much appreciated! Linda E.

    68. Cindy Rescorl says:

      Love this!! Every year a group of us get together and do Halloween crafts. This would be great to win! Thanks!

    69. Bobbye B says:

      Please pick me! I’m new here…just discovered you!

    70. Chris Faulconer says:

      Thanks for all your wonderful giveaways.

    71. Holly Day says:

      Perfect for Halloween!

    72. Another wonderful giveaway! I love Halloween crafting!!

    73. sheila AR says:

      Hooray for Halloween and thi giveaway! Great evocative shrines…have this love /hate thing with circuses anyway, and then the looks on the faces of those two characters …what’s their story?? YIKES

    74. kathi schaffer says:

      what treasures!!! will make for LOTS of fun!!

    75. Kathy M says:

      Wow just love the creepiness of this giveaway. So many ideas are brewing in my brain.

    76. karenladd says:

      Oh my, I LOVE those awesome ATC hutches! Great elements and especially love that sad little circus dog.

    77. Kate says:

      OMG!!! Do you ever stop coming up with wicked wonders? Would love to win this one. (but I say that for all, don’t I?)

    78. Marilyn H says:

      Another awesome giveaway. YAY!

    79. Rabbit says:

      Yippee–we’re closer to Halloween again! Love your collections of spooky goodies.

    80. HawaiianLibrarian says:

      Ooooh what awesomely melancholy delights and treasures to send prickles and chickenskin to onloookers…heh heh heh

    81. fantabulous giveaway!!!!
      Halloween is my favorite”holiday/theme” to create art..I am quite fond(actually mad about!!!) spooky/dark/creepy!!!
      thanks for the chance to win this awesome set of goodies!

    82. Kim R says:

      AWESOME Giveaway! I love Halloween + Alpha Stamps has the coolest goodies!

    83. Rose says:

      Pick me! 🙂 Would love to play with all of this fantastic set of goodies!

    84. Myownplace says:

      Halloween art is my favorite holiday art!

    85. Laura Kloth says:

      I would love to win this! good luck to all! God Bless!

    86. Mary Beth I says:

      the pumpkin pods are adorable. the decoupage sheets look like so much fun

    87. The design teams have done it again! A lot of talent to be able to come up with new designs.would love to win craft supplies to recreate some of these wonderful fall art pieces!

    88. Janet Nierenhausen says:

      This is awesome! Hope I win!

    89. RetoSandie says:

      How fun! This is such an interesting project! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    90. Brenda Lubrant says:

      I love to make my grandkids Halloween door hangers and this collection would be great to use.

    91. carol says:

      Just when you think you have enough Halloween goodies you are offering so many tempting items that start to go into the “I need” to “I would like to have it”

    92. cathyn norton says:

      I just love Halloween and would be so happy to win this…

    93. Mary Mac says:

      I am ready for Halloween, bring it on.

    94. Melody B says:

      Does one EVER really have enough Halloween goodies? (I think not!)

    95. Kyra Sands says:

      You collect such awesome stuff together in your kits and giveaways.

    96. Karen Buchanan says:

      How fun! Love them both!

    97. Jackie says:

      wooooooo! I love Halloweenie art! please put my name in too!

    98. Debbie Kaste says:

      Such adorable shrines! Love them all and would love to win your generous give-away. Thanks much for the chance:)
      – DebbieK

    99. Carol Slowik says:

      Boo Ha Ha !!! Hope I win !!

    100. Debra Gibson says:

      Oh! Boy ! I hope I get to win this time ! I missed the last one because there was a glitch in the system ! This would be a great prize !! I love you Alpha Stamps!!
      Thanks for the chance to win !

    101. Ginny Bennett says:

      Love Mr & Mrs. Beed! Think of all the places and situations you could put those 2 into! Eerily Awesome!!!

    102. Lisa M says:

      It’s never too early to start on the Halloween projects! Delightful and dreary indeed; love ’em all!

    103. Pam P says:

      102, please!!!

    104. Stacia says:

      That’s right, it’s time to get my Halloween on!

    105. OHHH I just love everything about this giveaway!! So perfect for Halloween, one of my favorite Holidays. Please Random.org please pick me.

      Thank you again Alpha Stamps for another great giveaway.

      Take care,

    106. Deborah Haught says:

      My favorite holiday…can’t miss this chance for an awesome giveaway! Thank you for the chance!!!

    107. Pam T. says:

      I love seeing all the creative projects on the newsletter. Thank you for the contest.

    108. Renee G says:

      This looks like so much fun.

    109. Phoebe Diamond says:

      So sad, so fun, I hope I can make one.

    110. Karen N says:

      Love, love, love Halloween and would LOVE to win this Giveaway. Alpha Stamps has the greatest treasures for Halloween art!!

    111. Sue says:

      All the dreariness is just…delightful! Thanks for the opportunity to win some spooky goodness!

    112. angelic says:

      great kit for Halloween, thanks for the giveaway.

    113. Beth W says:

      Oh my-these are frightfully delightful! I would be so thrilled to be able to play with all the goodies in this give away.It’s all just my style.Thank you so much for a chance to win!

    114. Debbie Peysen says:

      I just love the All hallows eve poisoned scrapbook paper. What a cool name. Thanks for the giveaway. The beads would be so great for my Halloween banner.

      Debbie Peysen

    115. Laurie says:

      What a marvelous collection, it makes my eyes water and my fingers itch. Thanks so much for the offer. P.S. hard to type with my fingers crossed.

    116. Alice says:

      I’m so glad Halloween is coming around again! Love your collection!

    117. Diana Kelly says:

      OOOH, what I couldn’t do with this! This is just up my alley. I would be delighted to have this. Thank you for the great giveaway.

    118. Jackie says:

      Thanks for the giveaway- I’d love to win this!

    119. Mary Pendergrass says:

      Marvelous giveaway. I love the hutch with the sad circus children.

    120. Stephanie Grant says:

      Oh so many wonderful ideas I have just looking at the pictures of the giveaway items! I really would love to win this…Halloween is by far my most favorite holiday of the year so I like to start my crafting and decorating as early as possible 🙂

    121. Loretta says:

      Halloween is coming! My favorite time of year and this collection is perfect. Time for some serious crafting now.

    122. mary beth says:

      Help! My favorite time of year…who can reist MORE papaers, MORE embellishments!! They’re wonderful as usual.

    123. Lisa Mills says:

      Those are soooo adorable! I have to have them!! Count me in.

    124. Thalia Kottke says:

      Another great give-away. Woot, woot pick me, pick me!!

    125. Faith says:

      Deliciously dreary! Cool stuff! Cool giveaway, thank you!

    126. Lori says:

      Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous collection. I’m so livin for it and keeping my fingers crossed!

    127. Ginger Benedict says:

      This is the most awesome giveaway yet! What terrific toys to play with!!!

    128. Shari Czerwinski says:

      Just found your site on FB and then your blog. Love your products! Hope to win 😀

    129. Jan korzenaskie says:

      Love this give away!!!

    130. Susan ~ Killam Creative says:

      Those two are both hilarious and inspiring, with a little scary thrown on! This is a most generous giveaway – thanks for a chance to win!


    131. taradid says:

      I must be a little “off” too, because these projects are amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win. -Tara

    132. Linda says:

      I can’t wait to create new Halloween crafts. I have put a spell out there and have my fingers and toes crossed to win these fabulous prizes!

    133. Kathryn says:

      Halloween is my utmost favorite theme! Would love to have this!