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    Shadowbox Bird Shrine (& Giveaway!) & FREE Spring Bulbs Kit!

    Filed under Art Projects, Contests/Winners, Design Team, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Kits, Newsletters

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

    How cute is that! Design Team Member Jeanne Draachreider turned the New and On Sale! Shadow Box Shrine Kit – Bird (adorable by itself) into a stacked shrine (and left out the clear acrylic window and the solid back so that the center niche became a hole (with a tiny bird nest)! I love it!

    I also love the dimensional colored dots Jeanne used on the bird shrine (and a few other pieces) so much, that I had to order some Viva Decor Pearl Pens — in lots of bright colors. Links/photos of some of the hues (and the crackle medium Jeanne used) are below.

    And if you’re wondering what are all of those objects Jeanne has stacked up in a gravity-defying manner, here’s a link to her supply list. And see more photos in the Gallery.

    Plus, it you wander over to the gallery, you’ll also see some gorgeous new digital collages Jeanne made, like the close-up of the fab The Famous Lukens below! (I’m seeing a theme of items balanced on balls…) I love how Jeanne merged the birds from the Oiseaux De Mode and Parrots Collage Sheets with the vintage circus performers.

    But wait, there’s more! I’ve got two more enticing bits of news before the new items (and today’s Giveaway!)

    First: today is the final day of the Valentine’s Day Sale.

    Second: this has to be the most colorful kit I’ve ever put together! It started with tulips and then just got a bit out of control! Ribbons, resin flowers, 10 (10!) different scrapbook papers, and… a brand new, exclusive collage sheet of Spring Bulb Inchies!

    This mini kit is FREE for all orders over $20! More info (and more photos) on the Spring Bulbs Gift Kit page.


    Hooray! A Shadowbox Bird Shrine Giveaway!

    Miz Meghan picked out a nice mix of items from Jeanne’s digital collages and her bird shrine:
    – Shadow Box Shrine Kit – Bird
    – Days Gone By Collage Sheet
    – An Odd Bird Inchies Collage Sheet
    – Spanish Crowns Collage Sheet
    – Parrots Collage Sheet
    – Oiseaux De Mode Collage Sheet
    – Curiosity – Intrigue Scrapbook Paper
    – Sheet Moss

    Here’s the full list with links of all 14 items in the Giveaway.

    To enter the Build Your Own Shrine Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time, February 13, 2014).

    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 Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Sunday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won Days Gone By Love Birds Giveaway? That would be Julie F.! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

    Posted by Leslie, February 13th, 2014

    148 responses to “Shadowbox Bird Shrine (& Giveaway!) & FREE Spring Bulbs Kit!”

    1. KIM says:

      How cute!!!
      Thanks for the chance to win

    2. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

      Each give-away is better than the last. Please enter me in the drawing.

    3. Anna says:

      this is awesome!

    4. Michelle B. says:

      Tweet, tweet. How SWEET!!!!

    5. Nan says:

      I can hear the birds chirping for Spring!

    6. Kimmie says:

      one word LOVE…

    7. Lynn H S says:

      love love birds! perfect reminder that spring WILL come (watching the snow storm out my window in nj)

    8. Melanie says:

      Very creative, adorable.

    9. April says:

      I simply love this kit!!!

    10. Holly Day says:

      Wonderful kit–so many possibilities!

    11. Oh, love it, hope to win it:)

    12. Oh my word, I love this bird shrine that Jeanne made.So cute!! This is a fabulous give-away package. I see some new “must-haves”.

    13. karine says:

      You all never fail to provide inspiring ideas! Please enter me!

    14. Connie L. says:

      Oh, yes please!

    15. ginny over says:

      Too,too cute. enter me too.

    16. Sandi Cotroneo says:

      I just love the bird shrine; would love to make one!

    17. Diane Dainis says:

      So sweet! Enter me in the giveaway. Love what she did with the shrine.

    18. Lynn Greenberg says:

      Totally love the bird shrine. Would love to win and thanks for the chance.

    19. Marilyn H says:

      Very cute!

    20. Marge McInerny says:

      Who are these people who get up at 6:30am to look at their e-mail? Anyway, I would love this great giveaway.

    21. Christie says:

      This is a playful provocation of extortion.

    22. marge says:


    23. Ritva Karhunen says:

      More birds, lovely!

    24. Nancy Stone says:

      Just love that bird shrine.

    25. What a fun collection of craftsy goodness!

    26. Regina Salvador says:

      I can’t resist anything ‘birds’!

    27. Debbie Emmons says:

      Very clever balancing act on the bird shrine. Would love to win!

    28. You have such beautiful items, I would love to win~

    29. Roxanne says:

      Oh Yummy Yummy! Look at all those birds….love the collage sheets and the sweet bird to hang something in the middle! Thanks for the chance! Love it! Random org thingy…please pick me! 😉

    30. 2amscrapper says:

      Another great collection to work with!

    31. Noreen says:

      I always enjoy the extra little things added to the shrine. Love the collage sheets!

    32. Alice says:

      That bird shrine is just too sweet! Love the stacked elements. Thanks for the vhance to win!

    33. Carol says:

      LOVE this shrine. I ‘ll have to purchase even if I don’t win!

    34. Lorna says:

      Miz Meghan has definitely put together a sweet collection of goodies.

    35. Lynn Fox says:

      I simply love the bird shrine! I hate to whine, but please let it be my turn to win!

    36. Pat W says:

      Time to think of Spring coming!

    37. Muriel says:

      Oh, birds! Yes, yes. I need this to brighten these snowy days. . . sigh

    38. Kris H says:

      Spring?? Oh I hope so!! Love the bird shrine

    39. Traci says:

      Too cute-love the birds. The bird shrine is adorable!

    40. Sarah Sally Dixon says:

      Swoon!! Birds + Shrines = Always a Good Thing!

    41. Carolyn Bowlby says:

      This is for me, me, me.

    42. Helen Potter says:

      I love the bird! So stinkin’ cute!

    43. Mary Toriello says:

      I love birds! Please pick me

    44. Mary White says:

      The shrine is great. Wonderful ideas.

    45. Terry McMullen says:

      Love, love, love this bird! Great job!!! Would love to win this!

    46. Kathy Bumb says:

      What a beautiful collection for your giveaway! Love your store and all your products.

    47. Theresa G. says:

      OMGOSH! This bird is GORGEOUS!!! I would love to win this one!

    48. Pam Weiler says:

      Beautiful bird shrine and a great giveaway. The giveaway is fabulous. Thank you for your generosity.

    49. denise says:

      Wonderful giveaway. I love birds in collages.

    50. Karen says:

      Whimsical collection for this giveaway. Hope I am the lucky one!

    51. Dena Cottrell says:

      I Love this giveaway! The bird is so cute. I hope I win so I can make this incredible piece.

    52. cool stuff! Thanks for not going all pink and cutesy just because of valentines day. This sort of thing is way better!

    53. Tory Willson says:

      Thank for a shot at this beautiful kit!!!

    54. Mary Mac says:

      Looking out the window at all the snow and dreaming of spring, this giveaway would help my dream.

    55. Vickie says:

      Love it!! What great kit!!!

    56. Sheila A. says:

      Another lovely offer of a prize. Fingers crossed.

    57. Jackie says:

      OMGosh How adorable is Jeanne’s Bird! And I love her fabulous Famous Luken’s- What a hoot!!! Fingers and toes crossed 🙂

    58. Blair Lowery says:

      What a wonderful collection. Keeping fingers crossed.

    59. Karen says:

      This is too fun! Pick me please!!!

    60. April Dudko says:

      Wow! I love birds ( fanatic birder) and would love to win this generous prize! Jeanne’s shadowbox bird is wonderful!

    61. Laurie Davis says:

      what a beautiful giveaway! would love to win this…

    62. DebR says:

      I am in love! Jeanne’s bird shrine is adorable and I’d love to be entered into the giveaway for the kit! Thank you so much for the opportunity.

    63. Kimberly says:


    64. Suzanne Stockinger says:

      Love the birds.

    65. Cindy Fitch says:

      A bird shrine. What a wonderful way to celebrate upcoming Spring! Thank you for another wonderful give away.

    66. coco says:

      Wow, the bird is delightful!!! thanks for the new giveaway! Coco x

    67. Ann C. says:

      Adorable! Love it all!

    68. Lori Wilczek says:

      These giveaways are just fantastic!! Birds! I Love Birds!

    69. Linda Ellis says:

      Absolutely lovely! Linda

    70. Emily N. says:

      I love the birdie!

    71. Chris says:

      Oh, I absolutely love it!!!

    72. Alexandra says:

      I love the bird on the pedestal! What a great idea. Thanks for all your inspirations. 🙂

    73. Birds of a feather flock to Alpha Stamps

    74. Cristine D. says:

      I love your overall design, Lovely!! So cool.

    75. teri steele says:

      This looks fun. Love the famous Luken collage that’s one of my favorites.

    76. Stacia says:

      Sweet! Or do I mean Tweet!

    77. Jo says:

      So cute! Love the little birds!

    78. Sharon K says:

      Birds are lovely!

    79. Lorna Dufrane says:

      What fun!

    80. Laurie Baker says:

      Love the Bird shrine kit – the bluebird is our state bird and I would love to make one!

    81. Jeri Aaron says:

      Another great give-away – count me in!!

    82. carol says:

      love the bird shrine and the fashion pages

    83. Hannah Foss says:

      Awesome project. Love it!!

    84. Gypsy Angel/kim says:

      love the birds!

    85. Lou Anne says:

      This is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

    86. angelic says:

      More beautiful birds! thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I hope I’m the lucky winner!

    87. Laura says:

      Gorgeous as always!

    88. Pat says:

      This is a real nice package. Could do some fun things with it.

    89. Thalia Kottke says:

      I love this bird, just in time for spring.

    90. Ann says:

      Jeanne’s Bird Shrine is FABULOUS!! Would love to make one–will she do a tutorial for us?;^} Would also love to WIN all the goodies to create this awesome project. Thank AS!

    91. LoisC says:

      This might be my favorite of all the projects! Would love to win it! Thanks!!

    92. Spring is on it’s way – let’s celebrate!!

    93. Janet Turner says:

      I love this kit. My parrot would e so impressed.

    94. Nellie Cotnam says:

      great project thanks for the chance to win

    95. Analia says:

      I love it! I’ll try to make this bird! Thanks for the chance!!

    96. Gail Goodrick says:

      Oh I really love this kit–the theme, the colors, everything!

    97. Heidi says:

      Very cute!

    98. Amanda Miller says:

      Lovin this project!

    99. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

      Tweet, tweet. Looks like fun.

    100. Lindy says:

      That is gorgeous! I love the colors and the whole idea of a stacked shrine!

    101. Sandy Holva says:

      Pretty pretty birdie!

    102. joann west says:

      well, I love all the giveaways, but this one is extra super specially adorable.

    103. Nancy Schlis says:

      How lovely to see a harbinger of spring with all this snow coming my way. Absolutely love the composition!

    104. Anneke says:

      Beautiful! I love blue birds, this is so cute!

    105. Rosemary Sharon says:

      I want this….hello…thanks ahead for picking me….lol

    106. sheila AR says:

      Just the infusion of colour I’m craving …

    107. Mindy says:

      LOVE the birds!!! Fingers crossed I win.

    108. Brenda Lubrant says:

      I have gone through over 100 lbs of bird seed this winter because of my love for birds. Therefore you already know how awesome I think this giveaway is. Thanks for the chance to win.

    109. Laura says:

      The bird shrine is great! Thanks for the chance!

    110. SharonB says:

      This is just so beautiful. Winning it would be great!!

    111. HawaiianLibrarian says:

      Creative idea! Mahalo for sharing.

    112. Jen sews says:

      so cute!!! I sure hop I win. Thanks for the chance.

    113. Karen Crowder says:

      Without a “shadow” of a doubt, this birdie giveaway Is great!

    114. Darlene Propp says:

      I think this is my favorite giveaway yet! I would SO love to win it!

    115. Lina T says:

      How Cute!

    116. Natalie Laney says:

      Makes me think of spring. I need something to make think of spring after all this snow and cold this year

    117. Debbie Rollier says:

      Sweet! I wanna win!

    118. Jeanne Kelly says:

      Such a sweet little bird. I just love how her baby is nestled inside her yummy!

    119. Jen R says:

      So cute! Lovely giveaway.

    120. Mary Pugh says:

      Another wonderful and crafty giveaway – spring must be on it’s way!

    121. Vic Bills says:

      So adorable. Thanks for the beautiful project example and the chance to win in the giveaway!

    122. Carmen Willis says:

      Wow! Love the Bird shrine. It’s so amazing how creative one can be. Hope I win this giveaway!

    123. melody says:

      I love all the ‘bird’ projects! (miss my bird feeder, I guess!)

    124. Pam S says:

      This bird shrine is absolutely delightful. Thanks for the awesome chance to win!

    125. Ronda Liebert says:

      Another great giveaway. Thanks.

    126. Kris Martinez says:

      I see so many things in this giveaway that i could have so much fun creating with! Love it!

    127. Rae Higgins says:

      Gasping at the beauty of the Sittin’ Pretty Bird Shrine!

    128. Marcia says:

      Bird shrine:MUST HAVE.

    129. Donna Meyers says:

      The bird with the hole in the center is by far my fav. It has endless possibilities. I also,wanted to say the color choices are the best in this giveaway,

    130. Debra Gibson says:

      Oh! Please let me win this one! I would so love to do this! I love it!! I love bird themes and this one ROCKS!!!!!!

    131. Carol Slowik says:

      Love, love, love it!

    132. Wendy says:

      I just love love love this bird shrine. It’s gorgeous!! Oh to be lucky enough to win!!

    133. LoriSW says:


    134. Diana Kelly says:

      Oh to be a bird! How cute are these?

    135. Jen says:

      I love the bird and the lovely collage sheets! Lovely!

    136. Maura says:

      Love that little shrine, and you’ve picked a great selection of goodies.

    137. Lori Devoux says:

      Love this! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    138. Theresa Goldman says:

      What beautiful bits and pieces, what fun.

    139. Shannon C. says:

      I think I need some Pearl pens…and Perfect Crackle…and…
      (Love the colours of the shrine!)

    140. Sami Bretherton says:

      Thank you for the chance to win!

    141. Jill says:

      LOVE that paint … what gorgeous colors!!!

    142. Dawn M. Furie says:

      Thanks for another chance to win an awesome set.

    143. Maxine Kincora says:

      I think Alpha should offer these kits for sale as a whole package. It takes a long time to go through the list and order everything individually. There are plenty of these I would order (after I found out I’d lost out AGAIN).

    144. Janet English says:

      I hope I win!

    145. Miss Iowa says:

      What an adorable idea! Hope I win.

    146. Gilda says:

      Love the birds!

    147. Willow says:

      Birds of a feather flock together. Love it love it, let your imagination soar