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Day 3 Theme & Giveaway: Hearts & Cherubs

Filed under Cat's Away... 2012, Giveaways, Sale, Valentine's Day

Hey, it’s Day 3 of the While the Cat’s Away… Giveaways! And today’s theme is Hearts & Cherubs.

So, a little birdie told me some of you are needing some Valentine’s Day goodies. Not a problem! In addition to the ENTIRE Valentines & Romance Collage Sheets and Charms – Hearts & Cherubs sections both being on sale today, I’ve just added a New! Resin Cherub Set (and put it on sale, too)!

If you’re wondering which of those On Sale! Collage Sheets I included in the kit, here’s the list:
Souhaits Sinceres (Sincere Wishes)
Mischievous Cupid
Love Letters #1
Winged Cupid
Cupid Postcards #2
Dapper Dudes

Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways will work: I’ve gathered items around a theme (related to whatever’s on sale today) and put together a Giveaway Kit that will be awarded to one lucky person (click on the photos at right to see even more of the Hearts & Cherubs Giveaway Kit).

To enter the Hearts & Cherubs 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). 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!

And I have a special request… when you leave a comment (to enter the drawing for today’s fab package), please tell me which of the Dresden Scraps below you like best (let’s just call them ‘left’, ‘middle’ and ‘right’ — that’s vaguely ‘birds and pillows’, ‘numerals’, and ‘large cherubs’ from left to right). And why you like them, if you would (color? size? usefulness all year ’round? something else?) They’re also included in the Giveaway Kit but I haven’t decided if I’m buying more for the site. (Again, click on each photo to see the whole sheet.)

After midnight I’ll randomly pick the previous day’s winner (via So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 4 of the Sales & Giveaways!

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

And please remember: Our offices are now closed. The whole “While the Cat’s Away” theme is ’cause I’m the only one here! For more info about shipping (which will start when the staff are all back on 1/2/13) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 5! overview page.

A final note: Even though our offices are closed, DIGITAL Collage Sheet orders are still fulfilled in real time!

Posted by Leslie, December 28th, 2012

120 responses to “Day 3 Theme & Giveaway: Hearts & Cherubs”

  1. Kate says:

    I love vintage valentines! Just gorgeous. These would look fabulous in my valentines album.

  2. Monster Alice says:

    Another nice assortment! Personally, I see the most use for the birds and pillows, but that is also covered pretty well by your current stock, so may not be your best bet.

  3. Pam Forgerson says:

    Great for an early valentines day start

  4. Yvette says:

    Is it already around the corner? Great valentines products!

  5. Cathy Peper says:

    I like the birds best, probably because I love everything birds. I think the numbers could also be useful, but the cherubs would be pretty limited to Valentine’s day.

  6. lou anne colodny says:

    love all the love….

  7. Liane says:

    Awesome Vintage Valentines … them…thank you for the opportunbity to win !!!!!
    Liane 🙂

  8. Mary Wilkins says:

    Wow! I love the flower numbers. Never have seen them before. Would be great for the Valentine cards I plan to make.

  9. Kathy Wilson says:

    All of the designs are great and so colorful! Useful for a lot with a lot of different themes. I like the one on the left.

  10. I love the design sheet on the left–the birds and flowers. I could use this anytime, not just for valentines. Thanks for another chance to win! Anne, yourmainestamper

  11. Mary Welter says:

    I adore the middle Desden Scraps. The flowers look like the’re growing on a trellis.

  12. Karen Buchanan says:

    Love the floral numbers in the middle!

  13. beki says:

    I hope I win this one!

  14. Jeri Aaron says:

    I adore Valentine’s Day – all the femeninity and fru-fru – ribbons, laces, netting, vintage images. I choose the Left dresden as it seems to be more versitile -can be used for more than Valentine’s Day

    Jeri Aaron

  15. Karen says:

    I am always intrigued with your posts. Love the one on the left the best. Vintage valentines are always my favorite in any medium.

  16. I’m not really off Christmas yet, but I guess I should be thinking ahead. What a lovely assortment. To be honest, I really love the design of the numerals best, but don’t think they would be as useful as the other two. All are beautiful, but I think I’d be inclined to use the birds and pillows at least 3/4 of the year. xxD

  17. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    The birds are my fav and could be used throughout the year! Very pretty… 😛

  18. Ann Ricci says:

    I think I like the left one the best — they seem usable all year long … Best Wishes For A Great New Year !!!!!

  19. Patti Gelinas says:

    I love using birds on the left because think that they could be used all year long. Thank you…

  20. Julie Case says:

    What beautiful images! I love vintage Valentines. Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. robin parker says:

    I love the scraps on the left…my nickname is Bird…and these would be perfect with what I like to make. Thank you again alpha stamps for these wonderful giveaways and awesome ideas.

  22. jan m says:

    The flowers and birds are probably most used in card making but the cherubs pull my heart strings!

  23. Wow lovely give away!! Alpha Stamps has the best eye candy ever! 🙂

  24. Karen Nein says:

    Great assortment of vintage Valentines. I like the birds and pillows on the left–more year-round uses for these. They would be cute for Easter also.

  25. Dena Cottrell says:

    Love the left Dresden with birds and pillows. I would probably use it more often because of the birds in the piece. As always thanks for your generosity.

  26. love the birds, don’t care for the pillows – I know not what you like to hear, the birds are just appealing, they go with lots of year round uses, also love the cherubs, while they may be Valentine-ish I don’t see why they wouldn’t be use all year long also – that isn’t the only time to express love.

  27. Janet Ghio says:

    I love these valentine goodies. Gorgeous!

  28. Kathy Bumb says:

    I love all the scraps, but especially the right. Love your store and your fantastic giveaways!! Have a great New Year’s!!!!

  29. Wanda Buxton says:

    I would love to receive your bountiful give away. TTFN

  30. Carolyn says:

    They are all gorgeous, but since I must choose I choose the left one. Thanks again for the after Christmas fun!

  31. Kim Rayko says:

    Ooohh Pretties!!
    I love the Flower Numbers..great for birthdays..also love the Forget me nots..they are the flower for Parkinsons.which my dad had…perfect for a scrapbook to commemorate him….

  32. Mary Mac says:

    Love the cupids.

  33. Leisanne says:

    Fingers and toes crossed! Thanks!

  34. Jenifer T says:

    I love this site! Who doesn’t love cherubs…and Spring!

  35. cathy n says:

    I have never used the Dresden Scraps but if I did I would pick the large cherubs to ues in Valteine art.

  36. Anni says:

    Well, the left Scraps, Birds and Pillows are my fave. The forget-me-nots get me everytime. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Hugs, Anni

  37. Theresa Grdina says:

    OMGOSH OMGOSH OMGOSH! I LOVE this day’s giveaway!!! OMGOSH!!! The dresden bits in the middle are my favorite!!! This is a fantastic giveaway!!!!!!!! 🙂

  38. Diane says:

    I love them all, like everything on your site… so pretty. I think my favorite is the birds. Hugs and thanks for doing the giveaways, that’s so sweet of yall.

  39. Theresa Goldman says:

    Love the love and the winged cherubs and valentine what nots! whoo hoo…..

  40. Pam Weiler says:

    As soon as I read “Hearts and Cherubs”, as your theme for today,I was happy. I love both. However my favorite Dresden scrap is the flower numbers. I can use them year round. I belong to a swap group which has a shabby chic and Marie Antoinette them. They are perfect for many of those projects and birthdays as well.

  41. sheilapie says:

    What an amazing bundle of love, great giveaway! I keep coming back to the middle dresden floral numbers, they are so unique, love them!!

  42. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh, Valentines. It is time to start making those isn’t it? I would love the birds and flowered pillows.

  43. Marian says:

    I love it all! My choice would be the large cherubs. They are beautiful!

  44. Leslie Hanson says:

    Silly spell check! The resin cherubs are lovely!

  45. Debbie Emmons says:

    Love the vintage Valentines, it brings back childhood memories.

  46. marybeth i says:

    Love the numerals so middle!

  47. Darlene Propp says:

    Oh I forgot to mention that I love the ones on the right best.

  48. Paula says:

    The new Resin Cherubs are awesome! I can see putting them inside cabinet drawers as a guardian! Add some color…rosy cheeks for a start. Then attach them to a satin sachet…something with a light fragrance. Wait…maybe on a tiny velvet pillow, with silky ribbons…and a touch of perfume. As for the Dresden Scraps…I really like the one on the left the best; and then the middle one. The cherubs on the right just don’t seem real “cherubby” to me for some reason. (I guess the resin cherubs have caught my fancy.)

  49. cheryl says:

    I Adore Your Site….the hardest part of being on it is deciding what you can live without on this purchase….or at least until your next order

  50. Marla b says:

    Moving on…it’s fun to begin to plan for Valentine’s. I like the set on the left best- the birds and pillows- because I tend to use nature images in many of my projects. Putting together my “wish” list for 2013 now! Resolution- play more!!

  51. Lynn says:

    My vote goes to the birds and pillows, nice giveaway!

  52. SueEllen Hayler says:

    Great goodies for valentines. I think the birds and pillows are the most versatile , I love everything numbers, and the cherubs will make lovely faux vintage valentines. Sorry but I can’t choose a favorite.

  53. Rima St.John says:

    What a beautiful collection! The gorgeous, colorful cupids my favorites, I just love angels and cupids. I would size them… up or down. I believe these cupids can be used year round. They would work wonderfully in a collage with images of children and they would fit into a beautiful ‘angel reliquary’. Those new resin cherub sets are perfect for an angel reliquary (got to get me a set of those!). I would also color the scrap as well with some added caran d’ache crayons. These Dresden/ German scraps are wonderful and much can be done with them. Love the birds as well. Thank you for the opportunity of winning this post Christmas gift.

  54. Mary Pendergrass says:

    Now you have me all ready for Valentines with this beautiful giveaway. And that makes me realize I really do need to get busy on my Valentines shortly after the first of the year since I’m traveling the 2 weeks before Feb. 14. I love all the Dresdens but maybe I’d use the middle group the most.

  55. Suzanne WW says:

    This is a great Valentine set, but I really love the birds and pillows. Those would be great for Mother’s day or birthday cards/gifts.
    just looking at the giveaways are an inspiration!

  56. Lizbeth says:

    Oh, these are all marvelous. Count me in, please!

  57. Virginia says:

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day projects! I love the Dresden sheet on the left, birds and pillows. I use birds as a theme quite frequently in ATC’s and other little projects I do.

  58. Debbie Lynch says:

    Love to win all these valentines goodies, got a project just right for them

  59. Dawn says:

    Perfect for Valentines, I love the one on the right

  60. CuddlyBunny says:

    This is my favorite cats away day so far! LOVE the Dresden stuff, and just yesterday began working on Valentines!

    As for a pick of favorites: Probably the second, or middle group, because of the size (but if I could afford to go crazy, I’d get them all)!

  61. kathi schaffer says:

    while all the dresden scraps are lovely. I’d definitely use more of the birds and pillows

  62. tara says:

    love the dapper dudes! thanks for the give-a-way.

  63. susan says:

    Oh I love the birds the one on the left. Thanks for a fab chance to win..hope I do.
    susan s

  64. marge says:

    fantastic group of ephemera…love the birds and the valentines. Great giveaway-

  65. Carlene says:

    Another great collection of goodies! I think I’d likely use the birds and pillows more than the others. Pick me!

  66. Kris H says:

    Love the resin Cherubs and the Dresdens sheets! Awesome!

  67. Alice says:

    Love the Dresden. I would have most use for birds on the left, or the numbers in center. I’d use them for birthday tags thru the year 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Holly M says:

    I love all three Dresden scraps offered, but the one on the left–Birds and Pillows, would be my first pick. It has a lot of options, the flowers could be clipped from the pillows, the birds can mostly be used year round, and there are objects of different sizes offered. It just looks more versatile to me. Thanks for all the give-a-ways. Your site rocks my world!

  69. Traci says:

    I love the middle dresden scraps they are all beautiful but those flowers are so colorful. Love them all hard choice. THANKS!!

  70. Libby Jones says:

    I love the one on the left. Off to order some birdies and things!

  71. Jackie P Neal says:

    Congrats to the first two days winners~ have fun- looks like some great treasures coming your way!
    Okay …This is the one I really want to win!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE hearts and Cherubs! xxx my fingers! “)

  72. bobbie fleishell says:

    OMGoodness, I absolutely adore anything with cherubs, thanks for the chance to enter and win!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. Toni Tuck says:

    I love them all, It is hard to choose just one, because I can see them all in different pieces of art. I love the birds, but have never seen the numbers…so ..
    I think this is a great giveaway, and I would appreciate any of them..Great job,(or should I say) great fun….

  74. Rose Cavalli says:

    I’m feeling the numerals-they seem like they can inspire many different types of projects! Thanks

  75. Lori Gesing says:

    Valentine is my maiden name and I love all things related.
    This would be a wonderful win, if I am the lucky winner!

  76. Sheree says:

    This is my first “giveaway” try… 🙂 Yay..this could be addicting!

    The “Left” – “Birds and Pillows” are my fav…forget-me-nots…the flower of Alaska. The “Numerals” would be my favorite if not for the numerals…but then they would be just “flowers”. But I love flowers…colorful & smell good!

    All your items are pretty..and unique!
    Good Luck to everyone… 🙂

  77. bobbie says:

    Ooooooh!! These are so gorgeous ~ please sign me up!

  78. p boszko says:

    They are all beautiful…but if I have to choose…LEFT, birds and pillows!

    And again thanks for a great give away!

  79. Willow says:

    I love the birds and pillows because there are so many small images that can be used separately (though I can’t think how I’d use the pillows right now) but I have to say the numbers are just beautiful, and they can be used in so many different ways that I can using every one of them.

  80. bobbie says:

    Forgot to add ~ I love the “birds & pillows” Dresden ~

  81. Denise Clark says:

    Yay, hearts and flowers-I am so ready for Valentines DaY!!!

  82. Noreen says:

    I like the Dresden Scraps on the left most – I like the birds. But the colors and designs on the others are all lovely, too.
    Thanks for the chance to win them.

  83. Brenda Lubrant says:

    Thank you for another great giveaway. I love the birds on the left. I would use them more often for projects.

  84. Lou Anne says:

    I love the Valentine’s giveaway! The one on the left is my favorite but I love the one in the middle too!

  85. MadeByTammy says:

    I am so in need of some Valentine’s Day goodies. Awesome giveaway!

  86. Alice says:

    Your things are always so beautiful. This selection is no exception and will transend any occasion, thanks for sharing these with us.

  87. Sandra C says:

    Be still my heart! This giveaway is just fantastic. I love, love Dresden scrap in any shape or form. The bird sheet on the left would be most useful for me to use on cards, postcards, collage boards, scrapbook pages, etc. I’m always looking for unique scrap, and use it in many projects.

  88. Alice says:

    Forgot to mention my favorite, the birds…love them.

  89. Sandi Terry says:

    These are lovely Leslie!!!

  90. MadeByTammy says:

    I am so in need of some Valentine’s Day goodies. Love the middle collection. Awesome giveaway!

  91. Rabbit says:

    I’d like the birds and pillows–I love birds as they’re great to perch anywhere in a project any time of the year (even Halloween, with an added mask!). But the numbers would be a close second since they’d be great for birthday cards!

  92. Christina D says:

    On the left, the birds. I love birds and love to use them on my projects.

  93. Diane Douglas says:

    Another great giveaway! Love this one as Valentines Day is coming up soon. I love the Birds and Pillows the colors are beautiful and you can use it for different occasions. I’m thinking Mother’s Day. The numerals are a definite as well for all different occasions.

    Thanks for another chance to win a great giveaway!!!


  94. Debi Wind says:

    What amazing collection. I can’t seem to choose a favorite. Since Valentine’s Day is not that far off that would be the best to have.

  95. Oooh! Those are really nice. I love the resin cherubs!

  96. Marilyn Fishwick says:

    I love birds so I’d have to vote for that one. Plus it would be useful year round. I envision lots of uses for the others too-Valentines, mothers, birthdays, love, mixed up in funny tongue in cheek collage. The possibilities are endless. Just another example of wonderful alpha stamps products.Thanks!

  97. Yeah, finally found the blog. I like the birds and butterfly collection on the far left the best, but the cupids would be great for Vintage Valentines. Alpha Stamps is the Alpha site for wondrous finds! Jeanie

  98. michele s says:

    valentine cards and tags are my favorite things to make! please enter me in this giveaway! thanks for all you do. michele at

  99. Jackie P Neal says:

    oh Leslie, forgot to tell you…I like the numbers and cherubs and the birds best! ooops in reverse order! tee hee

  100. Jeanne Draachreider says:

    I’m really hopeful on this one…love, love the theme. 🙂 Count me in…now to go shopping for the sale items!!
    Forgot to mention…I like the right dresden scrap best, with the cupids.

  101. Jane T says:

    Oh, great! Plenty of time until Valentine’s Day. Hope I win!

  102. Jen R says:

    Beautiful and sweet cherubim. Thank you for the opportunity to win these cuties!

  103. Ivy says:

    I am in love!!! Love all the treats in this giveaway. I love the cherubs as they are special and beautiful and I could see using them in all sorts of artwork, not just Valentines!

  104. Christine Dahlin says:

    my vote would go to the “numbers” set as it can be utilized in several holidays!

  105. Lynn Fox says:

    What a delightful giveaway!! Got my fingers crossed! Please let me win!!!

  106. A. Woodstock says:

    I like the right, the cherubs can be used throughout the year, and are so cute…

  107. Lorna Dufrane says:

    I really like them all, but my favorite is the middle with the flower covered numbers, which can be used for many different projects

  108. Barbara Milton says:

    There’s something comforting about the birds and pillows. The scale is nice as well.

  109. Marilyn H. says:

    I like the one on the left best (birds & pillows). I prefer smaller scrap since I don’t work large. I also think they can be used throughout the year.

  110. My favorite are the birds and pillows! Thanks again for the great giveaway.

  111. Christine T says:

    I like the Birds and Pillows. I would be happy to win any of the great giveaway. Good luck to all who enter this great giveaway.

  112. Gaye Miller says:

    I like them all, of course, but I like the ones on the left the best. They would be more versatile for my projects.

    Thanks for the chance to win some great Alpha Stamp goodies!

  113. Susie says:


    I love everything Dresden Scrap. Off to check them out right now.

    Thanks for doing this.

  114. Pam Gibbons says:

    The floral numbers are the ones I’d find most useful – anniversaries, birthdays, special dates of any type, calendars, collage. Just think of the power of numbers and how often you use them. These are unique.

  115. I like the Birds on the left the best of the three, although they are all wonderful! I think I like them because I love to hear birds sing in spring and associate that to springtime and everything growing in the garden. They would be useful for many different types of cards and scrapbook layouts.

  116. gloria says:

    I like them all but the cherubs is my favorite. will go best with my valentine tea party.

  117. Lisa M says:

    Oh, definitely the cherubs! But I’m a cherub-lovin’ kinda gal, so I might be biased. Cherubs are great for year-’round shabby chic projects. Those resin cherubs are speaking to me in the best way!!!

  118. Lori says:

    I’d have to say that I love the middle one, the numbers. I haven’t seen anything like it and could use it in my collages. Would love to win and thank you for the opportunity. Happy New Year!

  119. Shawn says:

    Left- birds! I like it best because the images could be easily used for men as well as women, especially ‘birders’ and gardeners! Thx for the chance to win. Happy 2013~

  120. IKE says:

    Oh my – truly lovely. I love the middle one FLOWER NUMBERS. These are so ultra useful at any time of the year – especially when I sit here and say “dang ! I wish I had some numbers/letters”… they would be perfect for any occasion.
    Best wishes for 2013 xxx