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Day 3 Theme & Giveaway: “Young Love”

Filed under Cat's Away... 2011, Giveaways, Sale

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Hey, it’s Day 3 of the “While the Cat’s Away…” Giveaways! And today’s theme is “Young Love” (I know, kinda pink and girlie for me). Beside clicking on the photo at right to see even more details of today’s kit, check out the sweet shrine (below) by Design Team Member Laura Carson that started this whole theme going (shown with the door closed and open; click on both pics for larger photos).

Beside all the lovely pinkness & hearts shown in the larger photo, I’m including the same masonite shrine kit (Baroque Door Shrine Kit) that Laura used in her artwork (which means that shrine kit is on sale, too).

(If you wander over to the sale area (right now… before it gets changed for tomorrow’s Giveaway) you will see a sea of pink… not normal for my site.)

Here’s how these themed days will work: I’ve gathered new (and current) items around a theme. All of them are on sale for everyone. And I’ve pulled together a lovely Giveaway Kit made from those goodies that will be awarded to one lucky person.

To enter the “Young Love” Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post (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).

After midnight I’ll randomly pick the previous day’s winner.

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules (including how you can get entered twice in each day’s drawing).

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

New & On Sale
(and included in the Giveaway Kit)

Heart Sequins
(5 of each color in the large size are in the kit)
New & on Sale! Embossed heart sequins in 2 sizes. Both sizes are available in 5 color options:
– Gold
– Silver
– Metallic Red
– Iridescent Red (note: somewhat transparent)
– Pink (iridescent but opaque)

Cute Uppercase Letters Clear Stamp Set
New & on Sale! Tiny upper case alphabet (with a couple extra dingbats). Each letter is separate (just peel them off the backing sheet, position on your clear acrylic block and stamp what words you’d like).

Also comes with 12 little self-adhesive rhinestones.

Pink Heart Pearlized Stick Pins
(red, cream and pink are in the kit)
New & on Sale! All 4 colors/sizes/designs shown are also on sale!

Me and My Kitty Collage Sheet
New & on Sale! Sweet images of (mainly) children with their pet cats from vintage photos and Cabinet cards.

(And the entire Children section of collage sheets are on sale and are now available as digital downloads!)

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

Souhaits Sinceres (Sincere Wishes) Collage Sheet
Romantic images from vintage postcards in a sepia & pink palette. Licensed from Teri Calia.

Wooden Hearts
2 each of 3 sizes (3/4″, 1″ & 1-1/4″ tall; all are 1/8″ thick). They may need a little sanding around the edges. Charm sample by Design Team Member Barbe Saint John using an image from Roses #2 Collage Sheet.

Baroque Door Shrine Kit
Made of sturdy masonite and is easy to assemble with just a bit of glue. Instructions included.

Finished shrine measures approx. 2-3/4″ wide x 3-3/4″ tall (not including decorative header) x 1-3/8″ deep. The inside compartment is perfectly sized to fit ATCs and measures just over 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 1-1/8″ deep. You can fit several inside and peer at them through the window.

The fully working door swings open and closed. Kit comes with an easy to assemble 3-D door knob too. Also features beautifully engraved details on the door and a sweet keyhole.

Glittered Polka Dots Scrapbook Paper
Double-sided 12″ x 12″ pink scrapbook paper with big cocoa brown polka dots, accented with fine glitter. The back has a busy pink-on-pink geometric pattern.

Garden Party Scrapbook Paper
12″ x 12″ double-sided, heavy cardstock sheet. (The contrasting triangular corner in the photo is showing the back side only.)

Travel Circles Scrapbook Paper
Heavy double-sided sheet. Red circles against a cream background. The back side has faint handwriting on a red-lined page (ledger paper).

Je t’Adore French Words Scrapbook Paper
12 x 12″ double-sided cardstock. The contrasting triangular corner in the photo is showing the back side only.

The Main Attraction Scrapbook Paper
12″ x 12″ double-sided paper with a linen texture. A curtained stage on the front and bouquets of roses on the back.

Related Sale Items
(not included in the Giveaway)

Glittered Banners Scrapbook Paper
Double-sided 12″ x 12″ cream-colored scrapbook paper with a music theme (in pink and cocoa brown), accented with fine glitter. The back has a faded music score pattern.

Glittered J’Adore Scrapbook Paper
Double-sided 12″ x 12″ cream-colored scrapbook paper with a Paris/Valentine theme, including the Eiffel Tower, accented with fine glitter. The background features a nice, faint bookprint. The back has a distressed floral pattern.

Chrysanthemum Scrapbook Paper
12″ x 12″ double-sided, heavy cardstock sheet. (The contrasting triangular corner in the photo is showing the back side only – with a fun, faux stitching and ric-rac trimmed border design.)

Red Glittered Die-Cut Tags
Lovely sheet of 7 die-cut tags on 8″ x 5″ cardstock. Each tag has an endearing message or picture, and is accented in fine red glitter. Perfect for Valentines.

Die-Cut Valentine Ephemera
Back in Stock! Die-cut cardstock. 112 pieces. 2 of each design; glittered; double-sided (pink polka-dot pattern on the backs).

Chipboard Hearts
Approx. 3-3/4″x 3-1/4″. Extra-heavy chipboard.

Set of 8.

XOX Fairy Rubber Stamp
What a cutie! Based on an ATC of Tracy’s, this stamp is a good size for making your own ATC.

Exclusive to Alpha Stamps by Tracy Roos.

2-1/2″ x 2-7/8″

Ivory Pearl Stick Pins
Back in Stock! Not long enough to be hat pins (because I know you wear a hat) but beautiful!

Mini Calla Lilies
Miniature flowers on wired stems. Stems are approx 3-1/2″ long and flowers 1/2″ wide.

(And used on Laura’s shrine shown above!)

Bunch of 12 stems.

Here’s the recap of the Giveaway Rules. And check yesterday’s post for the “Printery” items that are still on sale.

So leave me a comment and tell your friends.

Posted by Leslie, December 28th, 2011

114 responses to “Day 3 Theme & Giveaway: “Young Love””

  1. Bonnie Cooper says:

    Cool, this would be in time for me, and I need lots of time, to do Valentines Day! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. p boszko says:

    luv all the stuff! Could lightning strikr 2x?

  3. Deb Neerman says:

    Love this! Thank you very much for the chance to win!!

  4. Lesley says:

    Thank you so much for your a chance to win such lovely art goodies.
    Lesley xo

  5. Thanks so much for giving everyone a chance to win these great goodies.

  6. Kimberly says:

    Thanks for letting me have a chance to Win! Love your site.

  7. Lynn Brown says:

    Love the items and a chance to win!

  8. Carole Kurth says:

    Oh, how fantastic! Valentine’s Day is coming!
    It’s a beautiful prize!

    (I’ve linked my blog to you for another chance)

  9. Traci Adiego says:

    thanks again for another chance to win even more awesome stuff

  10. Diane Dainis says:

    What a lovely job she did with the Valentine Shrine! And I love your giveaway.
    Keep the ideas coming.

  11. Pam Gonzalez says:

    OHHH pretty pink. Looks like Valentine’s Day is coming!! What a great collection. Looking forward to winning. Thanks so much for taking the time to put these all together so nicely.

  12. ThePaintedHarlot says:

    OH CRIPES!! I reeeeally love this!

  13. Joyce Myers says:

    I would love to win these beautiful love items!

  14. Diana Kelly says:

    I wish I had a website to be entered 2 times. I will like on facebook though! Thank you for a chance to win. I love valentines!!!

  15. Birgit says:

    Oh, that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  16. Birgit says:

    Your giveaway button is on my blog.

  17. Tisha Joy says:

    I adore these shrine kits! And the mini calla lilies are unbelievably sweet.

  18. Dawn says:

    Oh this is just perfectly fabulous for valentines, i love the stick pens and the shrine kit, wonderful. The hearts, the paper, oh my it’s all fantastic!

  19. Stacia says:

    I feel so girly! Squeee!

  20. Maxine Kincora says:

    this is the best day yet. But I can’t wait to see the rest of the week.

  21. Rose Cavalli says:

    The shrine is great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Lynn Fox says:

    Perfect timing for Valentine projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Sandi says:

    So sweet and serene! I’d love to win.

  24. Laure Janus says:

    Beautiful collection! I especially adore the shrine…my fingers are crossed! I also posted on FB!

  25. Pamela Bennett says:

    Just in time for Valentines,love it all. Thanks for the chance to win all these goodies!

  26. Susan says:

    What a wonderful assortment! It would be great to win it! 🙂

  27. Lorna E says:

    Oooh, I “heart” this giveaway! 😉

  28. Jingle says:

    This is wonderful!

  29. Theresa Goldman says:

    Hearts, lilies, pearls, pins and hearts, papers wow! What a great giveaway. I adore the shrine….my daughter is doing one for a friend. I will also post on facebook on the awesomeness of Alphastamps! Thanks Leslie…

  30. joy says:

    LOVE this collection!

  31. Linda says:

    This little mouse would love to play with this giveaway.

  32. Michelle says:

    Perfect timing for Valentines…trying to plan ahead! Love this kit…thanks for being so generous and boosting our creativity!

  33. Michelle says:

    Let all my friends know on Facebook!YAY!

  34. Laurie J. M. says:

    Cats, hearts, pink…….all my faves in one swell giveaway! Love all of it!

  35. Kelly Aubert says:

    That is the cutest thing ever! I just love that shrine kit!! There is just so much added to that project and it makes it so fun and interesting to look at! Beautiful!!


    These kits just keep getting more gorgeous and intriguing. Love this one!

  37. Pat Houck says:

    Love this kit so much. So very romantic.

  38. shrine..polka dot paper… goodies……I may not be young,but I’m IN LOVE with this!
    a lovely giveaway!!! thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Theresa Grdina says:

    I love the shrine kit!!! How fabulous!!!

  40. Eva Ochoa Phillips says:

    Adorable…Hope I win this one!

  41. Nancy Lefko says:

    Pink and girlie and beautiful too!

  42. Gwen Windham says:

    Pretty, pretty things!!! 🙂 I look so forward every day to seeing what wonderful kits you’re putting together— and we all get a chance to win!!!! Double the fun! 🙂

  43. Lo Shelley says:

    Everything in this kit is so sweet! Love it!

  44. genagirl says:

    I love all of these. I’m using the cool London stamps I got here in about a billion projects.

  45. genagirl says:

    I posted about the giveaway (and the badge) on my blog!

  46. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love everything, as I always love all your products. Happy New Year!

  47. lenna says:

    leslie, I would LoVE to win this giveaway . .. have posted it on my facebook too!

  48. Evelyn says:

    What a great way to celebrate Romance! Thank you!
    Now if only you would offer gift certificates…

  49. Debi Wind says:

    This kit is gorgeous. You are outdoing yourself each day! Keeping my fingers crossed that I am picked!

  50. Erika N says:

    I may not be all that young any more- but I love young love. I especially love your kits!

  51. Fun kit!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  52. Carolyn says:

    What a marvelous gift and so many amazing things on sale!

  53. debbi george says:

    Hoping to win as I need a new project. Time to move on from the Christmas holiday stuff!

  54. Mary Lee says:

    How neat to come up with these goodies for a January giveaway.!

  55. Starqueen says:

    Hi Leslie,
    How sweet! I do love to make Valentine’s…it’s such a nice way to share the love!
    Thank you again!

  56. Leslie Hanson says:

    Ah, who can forget their first young love…..

  57. Rhea says:

    Third time is a charm….I hope! Cheers!

  58. Lita says:

    That shrine is fabulous!

  59. Angie says:

    Love the Vintage V Day look it is my second favorite holiday/card day to create for. The kit is fabulous!!

  60. jennifer says:

    wow, what a wonderful kit you have put together! would love to win it!

  61. Linda Polaretzki says:

    Great items!! Valentines are some of my favs as my youngest daughter was born on Feb 13

  62. Christine N says:

    So lovely and girly, just like me!!!

  63. Chris says:


  64. Suzanne W says:

    Another great set of cool stuff!

  65. This is such a special giveaway!

    Your badge is on my sidebar too……


  66. Debbie says:

    I adore that shrine kit…and love making Valentines…thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Rebecca Disher says:

    That is a totally awesome idea! I love shrines and you’ve done a wonderful job with this one for sure. Just beautiful. 🙂

  68. Barbara McKay says:

    Love the man with the roses-everything else too!-but especially him.

  69. Sr. Petra says:

    Love all the items.

  70. Vanja Fetahagic says:

    Would love the LOVE challange. I love all your kits, but also individual stuff. Your www is very inspiring. Keep us busy…

  71. elizabeth duke says:

    this giveaway is my fave so far as i am a big Valentine theme fan!
    ive ordered a bunch of sale things, can’t wait to get ’em!

  72. liora says:

    The giveaways are beautiful! Good luck everybody (and me too!)

  73. Babe O'Mara says:

    I would love to win this gorgeous kit. Thanks for the chance.


  74. sheilapie says:

    I heart AlphaStamps! And this amazing collection of fanciful goodies!!!!! warm fuzzy dreams of love and pink and cats

  75. Julie Byler says:

    Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Who couldn’t use these little treasures. Thanks for the opportunity.

  76. Janet Ghio says:

    Wow!Another fabulous selection of goodies!!

  77. Jeffery J says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  78. Mrs. Kwitty says:

    Love this!! So cute and romantic.
    Smiles, Karen

  79. Shawn says:

    I literally gasped when I saw the door shrine!!! Wow! Thanks for these fun giveaways! Amazing 🙂

  80. Kathleen Turnquist says:

    Would love to win this one. Love you for doing this.

  81. One more day, one more chance to win something wonderful!

  82. Chris P says:

    Wow-fabulous kit!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  83. LindaK says:

    got to your blog via Lenna-and boy am I glad!!!! Thanks for the chance to win -and soon as I get some $ together I want to SHOP!! 🙂

  84. Kristin Douglas says:

    Another fantastic giveaway – I’d settle for winning just the shrine kit! But I wouldn’t say no to the other beautiful goodies either LOL

  85. Andrea Wahle says:

    Just in time for making Valentines! My daughter would love all the Paris ephemera!

  86. LCSmithSAVED says:

    Can’t believe I missed yesterday, but oo-la-la! Pink would be luvly :~)

  87. Cat Carpenter says:

    So soft & pretty! Thanks for all the time you put in putting these great packages together.

  88. Karen Crowder says:

    Another great kit! Really like the door shrine.

  89. Tara Didrence says:

    It is so cold where I live this evening, but all this love, romance, and pink girly goodness is warming up my heart! The kit looks wonderful!

  90. Nancy says:

    Sweet stuff!

  91. Renee Zarate says:

    Love this romantic stuff!

  92. Wanda H says:

    Yummy!! So many things I like… romance, hearts, pink :-)) I Love it!!!

  93. Chel Marie says:

    What a great collection of young love… perfect for my Tag, You’re it! Art Group on Roses… How much fun would it be to play with each of the wonderful treasures…<3 <3 <3

  94. michele s says:

    who doesn’t love love? count me in for this one! xo from michele mama_wolfdog at yahoo.

  95. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Could be lots of fun to play with and make Valentine’s Day art.

  96. Shea says:

    Such great things for the V Day! I love pink,love love. Wonderful giveaway!

  97. Norma B. says:

    I “heart” those stick pins and everything else in the giveaway. Would love to win!

  98. 2amscrapper says:

    wonderful kit–and I love Laura’s shrine

  99. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I am sure everyone wants to win this “love” kit because Valentine’s Day will soon be here. I love everything I can see. Thank you.

  100. love the paris paper!

  101. Jennifer says:

    Once again a lovely wonderful gift! Thank you!

  102. Gayl Miller says:

    Two weeks of no mail because of darned computer….I should have known Laura’s work would immediately catch my eye. Love the Young Love example, and love Alpha Stamps! ~gayl

  103. Joyce Prado says:

    Oh, how I would love to win. Love the shrine.

  104. Krysti says:

    You are very insuring I love of your ideas very cratvie ! 😉

  105. Retta says:

    Hi Leslie. I’d love to win today’s package so much, that I left word about the giveaway on both my blog and my facebook page!

  106. Raquel Davis says:

    Wow this is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win these awesome goodies.

  107. Christene Hangman says:

    I love love LOVE this!!

  108. Lynn Brown says:

    Perfect items to start on my Valentine creations.

  109. Is this where you enter this great contest? I hope I am entered. This is the most creative and exciting site I have ever seen!

  110. Lynn Brown says:

    Love this! Thank you very much for the chance to win!

  111. Just in time for Valentines Day!

  112. Barbara D says:

    Beautiful papers, and the shrine is really amazing!