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    New Tim Holtz Tag & Guest Designer Tristan Robin Blakeman

    Filed under Contests/Winners, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale, Summer/Beach, Tim Holtz, Tristan Robin Blakeman

    (And a Circus Giveaway plus Christmas in July FREE Gift Kit!)

    Oh my.

    Oh my. Oh my. Oh my.

    Miz Bella has penned the post highlighting the amazing Grande Cirque Theatre by the fabulous Tristan Robin Blakeman (see some close-ups at right… that’s maybe 10% of the entire piece!) and all I can say is: Oh my!
    Read Bella’s Post

    Moving on — far too soon but today’s newsletter is filled with worthy spectacles — is the July Tag-of-the-Month by Tim Holtz (see a photo below). In addition to adding some of the new beachy dies (and embossing folders — I love that embossed plastic as bubbles!) ALL of the Supplies for this tag are On Sale! (And see below for a couple of new resin seashell sets — plus a seahorse group included in today’s Giveaway.)

    Speaking of the Giveaway,
    Design Team Member Jeanne Draachreider’s Sky High Circus (also highlighted in a separate blog post) is the inspiration for today’s Giveaway!

    Note: last Thursday we announced a FREE Gift Kit, and that offer is still on: a Christmas in July FREE Fiber Set is FREE for all orders over $20! More info and a photo are below.

    And the Christmas in July Sale continues through THIS Thursday, July 31st!


     Thursday Newsletter Recap: Stamping on Ribbons for Christmas   

    Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
    with a big bunch of Christmas items, plus more stamped ribbons by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas!

    Tim Holtz Stencil - Festive
    Tim Holtz Stencil – Festive On Sale! (plus ALL of the Tim Holtz Stencils are On Sale!)

    Christmas in July FREE Fiber Set

    An exclusive Alpha Stamps’ mini kit of gorgeous fibers and ribbons! Lots of choices from fuzzy yarns to shiny silk or satin ribbons, in shades of red, gold and green — perfect to tie a gift tag on your Christmas presents!


    Hooray! A Sky High Circus Giveaway (with a few seahorses in honor of the new Tim Holtz tag)!

    Just about everything in Jeanne’s Sky High Theatre is included in this Giveaway! Here’s a repeat of her Supply List.

    And, see the photo below on the left for a bunch of seahorse-themed items (since there are so many cute seahorses in the new beach goodies):
    Antique Silver Seahorse
    Children at the Beach Collage Sheet
    Maritime Boussole Scrapbook Paper
    Seaside Slides Collage Sheet
    Small Seahorse Charms (2 colors)
    Tiny Double-Sided Seahorse Charms
    Travel Sea Icons Grand Adhesions (just put On Sale!)

    Plus, NINE items just put on Clearance Sale (that’s 80% off!):
    Brownie Valentine Rubber Stamp
    Embossed Fall Leaves
    Christmas Mini Trim Pack
    Die-Cut Chipboard Mirror Frames
    Gold Felt Flourishes
    Bronze Round Filigree Sequins
    Silver Fan Filigree Sequins
    3mm Mixed Color Flowers in Bottle
    Mixed Color Metallic Starbursts

    To enter the Sky High Circus 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 (that’s Pacific Standard Time!!), MONDAY NIGHT, July 28, 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 winners (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Christmas in July Giveaway? That would be Mary-Ann! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

    Posted by Leslie, July 27th, 2014

    99 responses to “New Tim Holtz Tag & Guest Designer Tristan Robin Blakeman”

    1. How much fun is this!

    2. Noreen says:

      Wow! You have so many fun circus ideas and elements!

    3. Darlene says:

      you have the most fabulous giveaways…love it

    4. OMG! Saw this last night on Jeanne’s blog. This is totally awesome. Love the one by Tristan.

    5. Paulanne says:

      I would be thrilled to win this great giveaway.

    6. love love love all your stuff pick me please!

    7. Patti Flasch says:

      HOORAY! Another chance to join the circus!

    8. Holly Day says:

      So awesome! Hope I win!

    9. Stefanie says:

      Oh that’s dab!! Love the circus look :o)

    10. Beyond charming and enchanting. Makes me want to run away and join the circus!

    11. Diana Bittaker says:

      You had me at “circus give-away!” I’m ready to go to the circus!
      Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

    12. Emily N says:

      Love this and all your giveaways!

    13. Gloria Stafford says:

      Just when I think you can’t top the last one… here comes another!!! Fabulous!

    14. Russell says:

      I always wanted to join the circus.

    15. Phoebe Diamond says:

      I like the circus! No, I love the circus.

    16. Jenny S. says:

      Awesome giveaway!!! Thank you!!

    17. Ann says:

      Love, love, love Tristan Robin Blakeman and his awesome “grande circus” creation!! Thanks for spotlighting him–and for the chance to win such an awesome array of goodies to play with!! May we all shimmer on in the AS world of whimsical fantasy!

    18. Kathy Bumb says:

      Love the circus theme. The giveaway is gorgeous.

    19. Karen says:

      Looks like fun – thanks for the chance to create with this collection.

    20. jo says:

      love the circus theme – it is such a cool piece!
      Thanks for the giveaway!

    21. Diane D. says:

      AMAZING! Literally in awe. Both of these Artists are amazing. Would love to create these for myself. Thanks so much for a chance to win!!

    22. Manuel Martin says:

      I’ve been wanting to a circus theme.
      this giveaway is just what I’ve been looking for!

    23. Lorna Dufrane says:

      Love all your giveaway’s and a circus is so much fun!

    24. DebR says:

      You can never have too many circuses! Thanks for the opportunity.

    25. Sandy A says:

      Would have SO much fun with all those goodies!!!

    26. angelic says:

      Great Circus collection! Thanks for the great giveaway

    27. Deb Ettinger says:

      I love the circus! Looks looks like so much fun!

    28. Deb Neerman says:

      I love circus-themed projects … and this one is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win these amazing goodies!!

    29. Gail Gill says:

      If you can’t go to the circus, bring the circus to you, haha. Love it all.

    30. I would love to have the circus come to town here

    31. sheila AR says:

      I have just spent the last 45 minutes gloriously taking in the details of both Tristan Robin’s and Jeanne’s creations…I am agog with delight at the design, colors and the imaginations of these two artists!! Beautiful fun lovely work, well done!!! Was speechless at first but obviously found some words. 🙂 Thanks Alpha for continuing to share these creative souls with us!

    32. barbara macaskill says:

      Would love this one!! The Circus is a wonderful place to be and having it in my home would be even better!! Will be envisioning my name in the winner’s circle! LOL Thanks for the chance to win this fun giveaway!

    33. Laura K says:

      Tristan Robin Blakeman’s Grande Cirque Theatre is fabulous! Jeanne Draachreider’s Sky High Circus has that wonderful old-timey circus feel and is also lovely!
      Hoping to win so I can make my own circus masterpiece 🙂
      Alpha Stamps kits are the greatest!

    34. Jen R says:

      Wow both designs are so creative and playful! Love the circus!

    35. Angie says:

      These giveaways never cease being beautiful. This is adorable!!
      I would love so much to have this.

    36. Carmen Willis says:

      Wow! What a masterpiece! Great giveaway too!

    37. Debbie Kaste says:

      Love Tristan’s creation. The circus items are terrific. Would love to win them and thanks for the chance:)

    38. Michelle B. says:

      Tristan’s “Sky High” Grande Cirque is BEYOND amazing ( !!!! )
      and a SPECTACULAR way to showcase Alpha’s giveaway !!!!!!!
      I think I’m in breathless awe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    39. Mary Jochems says:

      So much fun!

    40. Mary Mac says:

      The circus theme is so much fun to make great projects for my grand daughter.

    41. Jackie T says:

      Imagine the Circus McGurkis we could create!

    42. Teresa Currie says:

      Love your sea horses!! Great give-away!!

    43. LoriSW says:

      How fun!! All of this circus art is amazing.

    44. Sokat says:

      Love this circus vintage look

    45. Luanne Shoup says:

      So,many options come to mind!

    46. MaryC says:

      Love, love, love your paper theaters.

    47. Denise Bryant says:

      I love Tristan’s projects!

    48. LeAnn says:

      Thanks for another chance to win fun circus items.

    49. Sandy says:

      Water for Elephants!

    50. Gayle Bonus says:

      Love clowning around too. Such tun!

    51. Kate Jones says:

      Yes, yes, yes, would love to win ! Thanking you, Kate.

    52. Carolyn Bowlby says:

      I’m off to the circus for this Giveaway.

    53. marybeth i says:

      I have some of the G45 papers used in this project. LOVE the carousel / tent

    54. Jennifer Pospichal says:

      Overwhelming fun!

    55. Amazing!! So much fun 🙂

    56. Jeanne Kelly says:

      Sky high for the Fourth of July; how fun!!

    57. Yvette LeBlanc says:

      so cool I love it!

    58. Christy Fox says:

      How did I not know about all your circus goodies?!
      Fantastic creation Tristan.

    59. Love! Thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂

    60. Lori says:

      Love this so much. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

    61. Alice H says:

      Fabulous as usual!

    62. Doreen aka LuniLadi says:

      Love the chance to win some fabulous Alpha Stamps items!! Yours are the best.

    63. Karen Mallory says:

      I just love, love all your designer’s projects!

    64. Marilyn H says:


    65. Debi says:

      This is “three-ring” all the way!

    66. Beverly M. says:

      Another fun circus project!

    67. Where do I get a ticket to the circus? Lots of fun in this kit.

    68. Jamie says:

      Very nice!

    69. Traci says:

      Love all the circus themed projects so far-the design team has great imaginations.

    70. Brenda Lubrant says:

      Wow, another circus giveaway. I love it!!

    71. Carol Slowik says:

      I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want to win this one!!!!!! Thank you for the chance!!!!!!!!! Please!!!!!!!

    72. Maria says:

      Seahorses are elusive: difficult to find when one is scuba diving.

    73. Gerri herbst says:

      Such a delightful giveaway!

    74. Carole Carlson says:

      This is my first time at your blog. It’s fabulous!

    75. maree natal says:

      Congratulations, Mary Ann! More circus, more fun! 🙂

    76. Miss Iowa says:

      Getting hooked on the circus stuff! So glad I’m not afraid of clowns.

    77. Chris Ereditario says:

      Tristan your Grande Cirque Theater is way too cool… You did an awesome job. I missed the last sale on circus collages so I’m glad to see them up again… Thank you!

    78. jaci swarts says:

      what a fun give away.. good luck everyone 🙂

    79. Pam Weiler says:

      Another great giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    80. Thank you for the opportunity to have this great giveaway!

    81. Mary-Ann says:

      Wow, another great package!

    82. Rise St Arno says:

      My daughter teaches marine biology in middle school, perfect!

    83. kim says:

      Another great giveaway!
      Hope I’m lucky this week.

    84. Roxanne says:

      WoooHooo! Love the Grand Cirque Theatre! So much detail and creative genius there! Great new giveaway too! Thanks Alpha!

    85. Debbie Rollier says:

      I love the circus

    86. Marian says:

      Love this!

    87. If only I could do justice to this supply stash as Tristan has TOTALLY done! I would give it my best shot anyhow!! Count me in!
      And I am so glad you are showcasing Tristan- He is Fabulously creative and such a nice person to boot!!

    88. Brenda says:


    89. Debra Gibson says:

      Would love so much to win this giveaway! I love Tim’s products and use them all the time !!

    90. Lori Wilczek says:

      More Circus ideas! i love them.

    91. Denise Humenik says:

      Send in the clowns….love it!!!

    92. Marty P says:

      The circus has come to town!

    93. Amanda Miller says:

      So cute!!

    94. Thalia Kottke says:

      I’m loving the paper theaters and the circus is the best.

    95. Rose Lewis says:

      I love the circus!

    96. Carol Rowland says:

      What a great circus! My granddaughter is a cirque performer. Wonder if I could work out something spotlighting some photos of her playing with the fire sticks?

    97. Jennifer J says:

      would love to win.

    98. Holly Gotcher says:

      Outstanding art by Tristan! And such a super Cirque giveaway!!! TY!!

    99. Lynne W. says:

      I have been working with dioramas for a while now and would enjoy expanding to a circus theme. Your images are awesome.