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Day 1 Giveaway: “Vintage Junk”

Filed under Cat's Away... 2010, Giveaways, Sale

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. But you can try searching on the same names (as links below) on the new site.

Today’s Giveaway started with a coupla things with sheet music patterns… then grew to include more things in a green/brown/cream palette (and then there’s those “Collector” stickers that led to the ‘vintage junk’ name idea).

Note: all the indented items are included in the Giveaway. There are some additional (related) things just put on sale that are not in the Giveaway (down at the bottom of this page).

Also note: there will be 1 runner-up for today’s Giveaway. The 4 items in the runner-up’s package have red asterisks (*) below.

New & On Sale
(and included in the Giveaway)

Collector Stickers
New & on Sale! 6″ x 12-1/4″. (The individual stickers vary from 1″ diameter to 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4.) Includes a bunch of text strips, including phrases: “How am I going to get this home?”, “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. (edison)” and “I saw it first”.

Black Label Stickers
New & on Sale! Like old-fashioned Avery postal stickers from mid-20th century. Sheets are 5 x 7″

Mini Book – Tag
New & on Sale! This darling 4″ mini book is just what you need to craft a simple and sweet gift in no time! Each book contains 8 double-sided die-cut lined pages with subtle antiquing. Lightweight chipboard covers (also die-cut).

Somerset Workshop Magazine
New & on Sale! Hefty enough to think of as a softcover book. All workshop chapters include clearly stepped-out photographs with easy-to-understand instructions to help you create projects from some of the finest art and crafting instructors in our industry. And, hey, that 3D brass crown (in the smaller photo) sure looks like ours. This edition features jeweled glass Polymer Clay Boxes, Paper & Clay Pendants and many more cool things I didn’t have room to photograph.

Not New to the Site, But Newly On Sale!
(and included in the Giveaway)

Pearls (Butterfly Swirls)
An elegant mix of champagne- and chocolate-colored pearls in a swirly cascade (with a separate butterfly). The entire design is glued to an adhesive-backed, clear, flexible backing (thin in shape… narrower than the pearls themselves) so that you can easily transfer the design to your project. You can also cut the piece apart if you want to rearrange it.

Resin Blossoms
3D flowers in cream or a pretty green (like the leaves of a jade plant). Set of 4 (2 large and 2 small of one color); 2 sets (one of each color) are included in this Giveaway.

*My Pretty Maid Collage Sheet
“Where are you going, my pretty maid” is a fairly feminist poem for Mother Goose. Here’s the rhyme. The collage sheet includes sheet music and a few milkmaids. Note: the collage sheet included in the runner-up’s package is on cardstock; the sheet in the Giveaway is on cotton fabric (the fabric sheets are now sold out).

Walnut Stain Distress Crackle Paint
Easy-to-use, one-step crackle paint with convenient built-in brush. 1.1 fluid ounce jar.

Note: All the Distress Crackle Paints at this URL are on sale.

Sold out but included in the Giveaway
(so please don’t email me asking how to buy them)

*A tin of pearls and a tin of faceted copper-to-black glass beads. The pearls are in mixed sizes and are drilled for stringing. The glass beads are in mixed sizes, too. Although these are no longer available, you can still buy the Jeweler’s Tins and different Pearl Mixes in Tins.

*Three Color Snaps
24 snaps (8 each of antique nickel, brass and copper finishes). With a simple hole punch and these snaps you can secure layers of paper, transparencies, ribbons, etc. Under 3/8″ diameter.

*3 Sheets of Double-Sided Sheet Music Paper
12×12″ scrapbook paper. Yes, the runner-up’s package includes 3 sheets, too.

Related Sale Items
(not included in the Giveaway)

Mini Book – Scallop
New & on Sale! Another shape like the mini book in the Giveaway. Each book contains 8 double-sided die-cut lined pages with subtle antiquing. Lightweight chipboard covers (also die-cut). Assemble using enclosed rings or use your favorite ribbon.

More Mother Goose Collage Sheets:
– My Lady’s Garden
– Quite Contrary #1
– Quite Contrary #2

Note: Most of the sale links from this page go to a page showing short-term sale items in conjunction with this Giveaway.

How’s that for just the first day?

Here’s the recap of the Giveaway Rules.

So leave me a comment and tell your friends.

Posted by Leslie, December 26th, 2010

119 responses to “Day 1 Giveaway: “Vintage Junk””

  1. LlilleeloosMama says:

    Ooh! Junque is my middle name! What a grand way to start the 12 Days of Christmas. I hope you’re warm and happy!

    purpleone at gmail dot com

  2. vickiet says:

    Leslie, you’re off to an early start! Everything looks scrumptious…I especially am drooling over the Somerset Workshop edition…lovely!

    Vickie Trancho

  3. roc says:

    love love love the give away. count me in!

  4. purplepaint says:

    Oh how awesome! Please put my name in the hat… Marva

  5. Robin says:

    OMG!!!! This is the best surprise ever to begin the day!!! Can’t wait for the rest of the week!!
    earthgirl@satx dot rr dot com

  6. pithier says:

    I always get inspired just looking at your thinks. I’m with Robin, what a great way to start the day. Great way to start my shopping list too!

  7. JNfp1966 says:

    This is awesome! What a great way to celebrate the ‘post holiday’! Please count me in!… Jill

  8. Ladywench says:

    Ooooh, want want! I’ve posted on my facebook (it is friends-only, but I’ve sent the request to add alphastamps as a friend so you can see it!) 🙂

    Elan MacIntosh

    Thank you!!

  9. lynda says:

    Wow..what an amazing are too generous. I would love to be part of it. Hope you all had an amazing Christmas day and spent time with your loved ones. Thanks for an amazing site. waving from a very snowy UKxlynda

  10. lillianchild says:

    As they say, one crafter’s vintage “junk” is another crafter’s vintage “treasure”. This is one of the most generous giveaways – and there are several products here that I have never had a chance to create with, so I’m hoping Lady Luck is on my side. and thanks so much for the chance!

  11. linda7823 says:

    What a great way to celebrate Leslie. I joined last year and will try my luck again.Will also post about todays post on my blog. Merry x-mas, Linda

  12. lillianchild says:

    And I’ve added a link about this fabulous event on the side bar on my blog here:

  13. studiorose says:

    Ooooh, so many pretties! It’s like Christmas never ended!

  14. Melanie says:

    stupendous offerings! hope to be one of the lucky ones!

  15. gelpen26 says:

    wow! what cool stuff! …just send it this way!!!!! thanks.

  16. jeannie says:

    Thank you, this would be so much fun to add to my stash.

  17. blossom says:

    This is just what I need for a project. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  18. mdcshoe says:

    Holy Cow!!! What great offerings in your giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity – love browsing your site!

  19. littlehippymom says:

    Count me in again this year. This is so much fun…and maybe I’ll even win!

  20. Ritva says:

    Exciting stuff, can be used to all kind of fun scrapbookind, I hope it is also available to oversees customers…

  21. Nina says:

    What a fantastic give away! These goodies would be perfect to use on our Doll conference centerpieces!

  22. Leslie–another fantastic giveaway! I love Junque, and this is a great assortment.
    Smiles, Karen

  23. rustycharm says:

    Just posted your link on my blog.

  24. rustycharm says:

    Love vintage stuff. Lots of great things to look at on your site.

  25. khess136 says:

    What a GORGEOUS Give-Away!!! My mind is swimming with possibilities for all these beautiful items…like an advent calendar for 2011!!!

  26. Corgihillfarm says:

    Fabulous Give-Away. Thank you for this! I’ve posted the giveaway on my Facebook Page.

  27. davisrealt says:

    Junque, Junk….IT LOOKS FABULOUS TO ME!!!!

  28. Larry R. says:

    What a generous package; it’d be great to get an “after-Christmas” gift of such cool stuff!

  29. Cfraley says:

    I love this site and this give away will be a nice start to a new year of crafting.

  30. stampinbubbe says:

    Wow…I’d love to put this junque in my “trunque.”

  31. jhernandez says:

    Wow! Lots of really cool stuff…. I’ll take this kind of “junk” any day! lol!

  32. EileenB says:

    What a wonderful giveaway, and so generous. My idea of junk!

  33. wwilloww says:

    Wow, what an awesome giveaway!!! Thanks for your generosity!!! Now I have to go look at what’s on sale!!!

  34. ashazart says:

    I’d love to win this giveaway and yes, it is time to do some shopping!

    ashazart AT gmail DOT com

  35. MissMarple says:

    It would be so great to win this delightful assortment! Thanks for doing this, and please enter me!

  36. mamakeegs says:

    The give away looks terrific- but thats just like you guys to do something like this… always throw “something extra” into my orders, its always a surprise and always appreciated! You guys rock!

  37. schaw says:

    what a sweet giveaway – thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  38. beadz says:

    All of these goodies look so fun! I would love to add all of this to my collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Lornae says:

    So many of my favorite things! Fingers are crossed.

  40. scrapitgal says:

    Now this is some very lovely junk! The kind of junk I wouldn’t mind having. Thank you for the chance to win!

  41. EDelValle says:

    WOW, if I had to pick and choose from the items, I don’t think i’d be able to. Thanks for the terrific after Christmas fun.

  42. bmckay says:

    What a great way to get the creative juices flowing! Count me in and good luck to everyone. Thanks!

  43. janski says:

    How awesome!! I would love to add this to my collection. Thanks so much for the chance!!

  44. denise says:

    Everyone of the giveaway items is a gem. It would be wonderful to win .

  45. dolls4liz says:

    What a cool giveaway! I’d love to be a winner, so count me in.

  46. robanstudio says:

    I would love to have some Timmy stuff! Enter me twice as I’ve posted the giveaway my blog:

  47. JayEm says:

    This giveaway is absolutely phenomenal!!
    I can think of a hundred things to do – my brain is a-buzz!

  48. craftmom4 says:

    What a way to have some fun with Tim’s stuff! Thanks for thinking of us.

  49. superbrowncat says:

    Just browsing your site…always so much good stuff…inspires me to get to creating =)…

  50. DD says:

    You may call it “junque”, I call it “treasures”. What a wonderful idea.

  51. stampczy says:

    What a great giveaway! You always have such yummy treasures. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  52. Rett says:

    Junk? I think not!!!

  53. nancilyn says:

    Ooohh,pick me, pick me!

  54. pinkcloud says:

    All of these goodies are right up my alley…thank you so much for entering me in your awesome contest. Hugs, Lori

  55. Lots of good “stuff” to win! Maybe I’ll get lucky this time…

  56. InkPattie says:

    What a treasure trove of goodies! I’m off to figure out how to post this on FB…
    the fultons earthlink net

  57. Daniele says:

    Wow what a fabbie giveaway, I love this site with all the gorgeous goodies that you sell, and the lovely inspiratiomanal projects to see are awesome
    happy holidays
    thanks for the chance to win

  58. InkPattie says:

    I have posted the giveaway on Facebook at!/InkPattie (not sure how to link you directly to the post)

  59. phoebed says:

    Happy Holidays! Looks like another amazing giveaway.

  60. whatwasithinking says:

    Your giveaways are always spectacular.
    happy holidays to all

  61. wcbchc says:

    Love love love this stuff!! Thanks so much for the chance to win:)

  62. crhaley96 says:

    I absolutely LOVE your products! Pick me, pick me,,,lol

  63. nubbin50 says:

    Happy Holidays to all!!!!

    What an awesome giveaway, thank you for putting this on!!!

  64. DianeD says:

    Love, Love all of it. And it’s my favorite color palate. Thanks for being so generous!

  65. Ann says:

    Dear Santa: Please send this great giveaway my way! Happy Holidays!

  66. Kathryn Harpold says:

    Super excited about the giveaways, especially the sold out items! I posted and linked on my facebook but since I’m at work I can only access FB via my iPhone and I can’t get the logo/badge to post. grrrrrrr…

  67. nitebyrd says:

    WOW! Cool “junque”!

  68. hermcarp says:

    No creative things from Santa! Boo-hoo. These vintage treasures would sure fill the void!

  69. capejul says:

    Ooooooh! What a fabulous collection of vintage junk! Love the colors, music sheets, beautiful beads! JUST LOVE IT ALL!!!

  70. craftylittlemonkey says:

    Wheeee!! What a great start to the nearly new year!

  71. margie1121949 says:

    Love the Musica Pacifica, too. It so fits the giveaway!

  72. ak_sapphirerose says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. I need some more beads for the “stash” 😛

  73. Jen says:

    LOVE everything in this package!!! Those beads and resin flowers – just gorgeous!!!

  74. kade6767 says:

    Well…one woman’s junk is this mans treasure. Such awesome art and collage supplies to play with ! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!!

  75. alaskanjackie01 says:

    How lovely-an after Christmas gift. Love everything, especially the pearls/beads, flowers and collage sheets. What a beautiful combo.
    Thanks for the chance!

  76. MoonRae says:

    How generous of you!!This is a fantastic giveaway!Thanks for the opportunity to win

  77. laura stewart says:

    great giveaway!!

  78. valwells says:

    Happy New Year and I am so excited about this give away and as all the comments have stated would love to win!!
    God Bless and keep bring us all the awesome products and helpful tips on how to create

  79. LynnF says:

    Spectacular giveaway!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  80. eric2003 says:

    What a great way to start a new year! You carry the most wonderful items.
    Happy New Year to all of you!

  81. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I just love the “Collector” stickers. I intend to make a mini album on things I love & collect, so this would be great to have this sticker collection. I love all of the other beautiful vintage stuff as well. Thanks for giving me a chance to win.

  82. Rose says:

    What an awesome giveaway. I’m just starting to work with some vintage type elements and would be so excited to win this! Thanks so much for a chance.

  83. mestorms says:

    thanks for this lovely giveaway Leslie. i hope to win one day! find me at mama_wolfdog at yahoo dot com!

  84. mestorms says:

    i posted this to my blog for my second chance to win:
    thank you! mama_wolfdog at yahoo dot com

  85. Enderby says:

    I love all on the giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck to all.

    debbie p

  86. janejthomas says:

    What a fantastic giveaway this is!!! I love other people’s “hand-me-downs” a lot.

  87. lynda says:

    have added this to my hopefully LOTS of people will get to know how great your site isxxlynda

  88. myownplace says:

    This is more fun than Christmas!

  89. Bast says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Thanx for the chance to win such wonderful ‘Junk’…


  90. krisscramer says:

    You have the best stuff! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  91. Tracy Donner says:

    I am hoping for beginners luck!! This is an awesome group of some really neat things. I have so many things already running through my head that I could make with this stuff. Merry day after Christmas!!
    Tracy Ann

  92. sandicot says:

    A beautiful group of my favorite neutrals! I’d love to win this.

  93. littlejoys says:

    Oooooh, I could do so much with this lovely collection! Thanks for offering a chance to win!

  94. sahara_0000 says:

    What fun! It’s nice also to see all these products and imagining what could be done with them. Thanks for the opportunity.

  95. sahara_0000 says:

    sahara_0000 Says:

    What fun! It’s nice also to see all these products and imagining what could be done with them. Thanks for the opportunity.

  96. kinueko says:

    what a fun collection of artsy stuff! i always love your giveaways! thanks and happy holidays! 🙂
    kinueko (at) gmail (dot) com

  97. sharon b says:

    Fantastic giveaway! Love your products!! Please sign me up, and thank you much!

  98. PaulaTx1 says:

    AlphaStamps is like the Christmas season every day of the year! Magical and shiny, surprises every time I visit the website! So many artistic ideas, so many incredible items to create with!
    Merry Christmas everybody!

  99. leaflizard says:

    What a fun collection, Thank you for the chance to win this great give away… HAPPY NEW YEAR EARLY…. keeping my fingers crossed… oh guess it is hard to work on my art journal with them crossed.. lol..

  100. leaflizard says:

    oops.. my contact info just in case I win this great give away…

  101. caddyvamp says:

    OMG! This is the best give-away EVER! Alpha Stamps is the BEST.

  102. kerrykatiecakes says:

    This is such a great package of stuff – I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway.

  103. suzybee45 says:

    Great givaway and some totally fun products!!

  104. missiowa says:

    This isn’t junk–this is a cornucopia of treasures! Love the color scheme and I’ve been wanting more snaps (among other things). 🙂

  105. says:

    This is a fantastic give away! Love it all. I feel lucky. Thanks for sharing your great products this way.

  106. mmigliore says:

    Please include me in the give away

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    •。✲Christmas ✲ 。* 。
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  107. Ellen says:

    Thanks for the givewat! Hope I win! Ellen

  108. Beki0000 says:

    This one looks very nice. Love the color scheme that is going on with these. They go with so many things.

  109. afisher948 says:

    Love the “junque” and can use it all in my altered books!

  110. susanscraps says:

    PURRRFECTLY fun giveaway! right up my alley. I had my eye on some of these goodies, and I almost ordered the pearl pearls in the tine, with my last order!

    Thanks for your generosity and the opportunity to win this load of loveliness!

    Warm, Bright blessings of the season to you and yours!


  111. Katrina59 says:

    Love all your giveaways and would love to be in on it.
    Thanks for the fun of trying for it.

  112. missmacymay says:

    I must have this. So very nice to end the year with. Thanks for the opportunity.

  113. susan_rardin says:

    Great stuff! I can find so many uses for it in a “heritage like” albutm I’m creating with my sister for my son and her daughter.

  114. ramonaphd says:

    Great giveaway. Hope you had a great holiday!

  115. sakameg says:

    What a lovely giveaway…such pretty things!

  116. ratgirl says:

    Ooh! I don’t know how, but you always manage to show me something I didn’t know there was in the shop. 🙂

  117. barberan says:

    Great stuff and so many possibilities..
    Thanks for the chance to participate.

  118. mamakeegs says:

    would love to win-not very lucky….but the calligraphy collection is awesome