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While the Cat’s Away Day 1: Marie Antoinette

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I hope you stayed warm and dry on Christmas and had lots of yummy food with loved ones. (And I hope you had/have power… those ice storms back east look scary.)

And in case Santa didn’t bring you your heart’s desire (or if you’re just looking for a good deal in prep for 2014 projects)… It’s the first day of this week of While the Cat’s Away Giveaways!

And today’s theme is Marie Antoinette! Beside a beautiful Queen Bee Journal by Teri Calia (and pretty much everything Teri used in her book is in the Giveaway), we also have some new Marie-themed scrapbook papers (On Sale, too)!

And ALL Marie Antoinette Collage Sheets are On Sale! And that includes FOUR new Marie Antoinette collage sheets Teri create for today’s project:
Floral Marie Antoinette Collage Sheet
She Could Be Marie Collage Sheet
Marie Antoinette Finely Drawn Collage Sheet
More Marie Antoinette Collage Sheet

I love the torn paper “frame” on the front cover, mixing 2 music scrapbook papers and a new script paper (all 3 are On Sale!):
New! Nostalgic Music Scrapbook Paper
New! Nostalgic Script Scrapbook Paper
Merry Notes Scrapbook Paper

Plus, those two On Sale! printed canvas ribbons are such a quick way to spruce up simple rings binding the book together. Here’s a link to see Teri’s complete Supply List. View more photos in the Gallery.

 December 27th Update:
 The Marie Antoinette
 Giveaway Winner

Hooray! A Marie Antoinette Giveaway! Beside the items that Teri used in her artwork, Miz Meghan also pulled a few extra ribbons and crowns (and I added the new Vintage Silk Velvet Ribbon – Rose Pink and French Desserts Stickers)! Here’s a full list of 24 items in the Giveaway.

Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways will work: I’ve gathered items around a theme and put together a Giveaway Kit that will be awarded to one lucky person.

To enter the Marie Antoinette Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on THIS blog post TODAY (December 26, 2013) by midnight (PST).

After midnight I’ll randomly pick the previous day’s winner. So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 2 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 1/2/14) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 6! overview page.

A final note: Even though our offices are closed, orders for DIGITAL Collage Sheets and Digital Images are still fulfilled in real time!

Posted by Leslie, December 26th, 2013

129 responses to “While the Cat’s Away Day 1: Marie Antoinette”

  1. kim b says:

    love this!!

  2. Diane Nichols says:

    Your featured Marie Antoinette items lifted my spirits today. So pretty and fun. Thank you! She’s one of my all time favorites. <3

  3. Marianne says:

    Another great giveaway!

  4. Let them eat cake!!! Wonderful giveaway!

  5. Susan says:

    Marie Antoinette is one of my very favorite historical figures. I have LOADS of stuff made around this subject. What a wonderful kit to a lucky person–hope it’s me!

  6. Gloria Stafford says:

    What a fun way to start the New Year!

  7. Terry McMullen says:

    Super giveaway!

  8. kim says:

    I have to win one of these giveaways! While the Cat’s Away.

    signed The Crazy Cat Lady.

  9. Renee Zarate says:

    Love your images of Marie! Great giveaway!!

  10. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Looks fun! I could get creative with that.

  11. Kathleen Jones says:

    Would love this give away!

  12. Marge McInerny says:

    You are sooo generous.

  13. angelic says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!

  14. Jen R says:

    Marie is one of my favorite subjects! I would love to win this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity.

  15. Julie Loeschke says:

    What a sweet treat!

  16. Kathi Schafffer says:

    What gorgeous goodies and how lovely of you to be so generous!

  17. Holly Day says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  18. Absolutely adore the Marie Antoinette theme, the colours are so beautiful. Oh I would have so much creative fun with those images.
    Fabulous journal from your DT member.
    A generous giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to win those goodies.

  19. Jo says:

    Very Pretty! Hope you all had a great Christmas!

  20. Amanda Miller says:

    This is amazing! 🙂

  21. Virginia Smith says:

    I love the Marie Antoinette theme. The floral Marie collage sheet is simply gorgeous!

  22. Carrie says:

    Love the Marie Antoinette theme and the journal is fantastic!

  23. Laura says:

    Gorgeous! I’d love to create with this!

  24. Kay cushman says:

    What a delightful giveaway! How fun to play with crowns and wonder how it might have been.

  25. Lorna says:

    Anyone else hearing ‘I want candy?’ as they check the goodies in this giveaway? So fun!

  26. Blair Lowery says:

    Please,please pick me. Everything looks yummy.

  27. Catherine Carpenter says:

    What a lovely start to “When the Cat’s Away” this year. I would love to win these beautiful things!

  28. Janeen Leach says:

    Love the papers. Very strong woman.

  29. marge says:

    Just got back from Paris….it was fantastic…would love this to do a series…..can’t help being inspired.

  30. Olivia Bressler says:

    I love everything you share and that is my downfall, I just have to have it all. Never have seen an ugly project yet. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Sandy Holva says:

    What a beautiful kit!

  32. Tanya says:

    You have again outdone yourselves! Just love anything “Marie!”

  33. Heather C. says:

    So pretty! I love French themed ephemera and goodies!

  34. MargieD says:

    What a fabulous giveaway – I love Marie Antoinette images and these look amazing. Gorgeous album too – what a brilliant idea that torn paper frame is. Margie

  35. The dessert stickers are a hilarious addition. Looks like fun stuff!

  36. Julie Benge says:

    I love French over the top ephemera. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  37. Anna says:

    Awesome give away!!!

  38. Chris Steller says:

    Wow! What a fabulous assortment! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  39. Janet says:

    Love the marie antoinette period. Seems so romatic and all the items that teri used seem to fit that time period so very well.

  40. Trish Werther says:

    this set looks fantastic!

  41. Pat Shaw says:

    I just love Marie Antoinette and the album is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize!!

  42. Julie Cottrell says:

    C’est magnifique! I love it!

  43. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love this beautiful giveaway!!!!

  44. sheila AR says:

    Ah, marie…we never seem to tire of her, do we??! So fun! Love it, and thanks!!

  45. Oh oh oh!! This is a beautiful giveaway!!

  46. karine says:

    This would be a wonderful way to start a new year of creativity!

    A very Happy New Year to all!

  47. Karen N says:

    What a beautiful giveaway!! It would be such a great way to start the new year.

  48. Kristen says:

    Gorgeous journal!

  49. Sarah Stout says:

    I love this! Marie is one of my favorite historical figures. I always love the ones who got short changed by history.

  50. Karen Cejka says:

    Pick me, pick me! Love me some Marie A!! Beautiful papers and all sorts of bits and bobs. I feel some creative juices coming on.

  51. Darlene Propp says:

    I love the Marie Antoinette papers and pictures. Very cool!

  52. April Dudko says:

    What a delicious combination of papers, ribbons and embellishments! Thanks for the chance to win!

  53. Penny Shukan says:

    I would LOVE to have all these wonderful goodies!

  54. Diane says:

    I really LOVE when the *Cat is Away* time! Great give-away!

  55. Helen Potter says:

    This give away is so pretty! I really like the book covers. They would be perfect for a project that I’ve been mulling around in my head. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful items!

  56. Pam Weiler says:

    Beautiful,I love Marie! Another fabulous giveaway. Thank you.

  57. LoriSW says:

    Love this project and give away!

  58. Edith says:

    lovely so creative

  59. Sylvia L. says:

    The extra Giveaways are a nice treat for the ‘post-holiday let-down’ some of us suffer. The Marie Antoinette collection will definitely brighten someone’s day!

  60. Tabitha Klucking says:

    How exciting!

  61. Lou Anne says:

    This is a beautiful giveaway! count me in.

  62. Fab giveaway!
    Def fit for a Queen!!

  63. Traci says:

    Would love to win this great giveaway. Marie is definitely one of my favorites.

  64. Melanie says:

    What a lovely set of Marie Antoinette embellishments!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  65. Kimberly Barcello says:

    such wonderful creativity…i always enjoy what you come up with!

  66. Aletha says:

    Long live the queen! Please pick me.

  67. Susan Gunter says:

    Oh please pick me!!!! I love your stuff!

  68. Jackie P says:

    I love Marie! Viva’la France!

  69. Els Schutte says:

    WOW what a great Christmas present would that be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Ronda Liebert says:

    Just gorgeous! Hope I win.

  71. Sandra Lee says:

    So Pretty! love to win

  72. Diane Dainis says:

    Love, love Marie. What a great giveaway.

  73. Kathy says:

    Random has been my theme . Lady Luck pick me

  74. Kathy Udlinek says:

    Love everything French! Especially Marie.

  75. Peg Adams says:

    C’est manifique! Love to grab this one.

  76. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Looks like lots of fun!!!!

  77. allison greene says:

    love your marie antoinette stuff!

  78. Connie L. says:

    Just gorgeous!

  79. Theresa Goldman says:

    I love this set of goodies. I think more than most… What a great assortment. Love you guys….

  80. Lauie Baker says:

    Love the fashion of this era. So delicate and feminine!

  81. Karen Mallory says:

    Who doesn’t love a Marie Antoinette giveaway!!

  82. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    ooh la la! tres Fabulous!

  83. Monster Alice says:

    When you simply must get dressed up, Marie Antoinette is always there as an inspiration!

  84. Debbie Rollier says:

    Love it? Shared

  85. Michele Weninger says:

    What a fun book to put together! Lots of goodies too!

  86. Denise Humenik says:

    So much fun to be had w/Marie!!!

  87. Jeanne Kelly says:

    I have been wanting to get either Marie A stamps or collage sheets to play with. Thanks for the sale!!!!

  88. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I cannot believe that your first new giveaway series is everything Marie Antoinette because I was thinking about making my cousin’s birthday carad out of this theme. I am hoping I can win because I could really make her a birthday book from all of this product.

  89. Terry McElroy says:

    Yay sounds like fun – a good kick stat to a new year of collating!

  90. Diane D says:

    I hope all had a wonderful Holiday!! Thank you so much Alpha Stamps for a great year of creativity and inspiration. Thanks again for another fantastic Give Away.

    Happy New Year to All!

    Take care,

  91. Fern A says:

    Just finished a Marie project would love to do another one. Thanks for the chance to win

  92. Janet Turner says:

    I feel that I have free time now that the holidays are winding down. I would love to win this giveaway to start the new year!

  93. Christine Dahlin says:

    what I wouldn’t give to win some delicious Maria Antoinette treats! A perfect way to start out the next year’s art projects!

  94. Carmen Willis says:

    I’m so happy to see Marie again. Marie is one of my favorite art subjects. I just can’t get enough of her collages and other goodies. This amazing giveaway would make so many beautiful art projects. Thank you!

  95. teri steele says:

    Any holiday is good for MA crafting fun!

  96. Mary Pendergrass says:

    I love all the beautiful new, as well as the old, Marie Antoinette collage sheets. Wonderful for making something romantic.

  97. Wow.. gorgeous! You give the best Give-A-Ways!!!!

  98. Lisa M says:

    Marie Antoinette is right up my alley! What a beautiful book; those 7 Gypsies covers are my favorites.

  99. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Terrific to see Marie and love 7 Gypsies products. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  100. Sieglinde Nix says:

    Ah what is it about Marie Antoinette that we all love so much? I think its a beautiful give-a-way! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter!

  101. Rima St.John says:

    Oh my…Marie, Marie my favorite just love her. Would love to win this one. Terrific book by Teri, very Frenchy.

  102. I so love anything Marie. I think it’s because I love CAKE so much. But I have never made anything with her as the focal point yet.

  103. Rosie Mota says:

    Lost my head when I saw this! He He So very lovely!

  104. Cindy Fitch says:

    “Let them eat fruitcake.” Wait, Christmas is over. Back to plain cake! I hope I win.

  105. Ginette says:

    Gorgeous giveaway for a French nana like me!

  106. Alice Eads says:

    Love this Queen Bee book 🙂 & the give-away!

  107. Michelle Bodensteiner says:

    This collection has captured the essence of La Joie de Vivre of the 18th century … the dresses … the crowns … the cakes! You’ve exemplified the era. I am dreaming of Paris!

  108. Maxine says:

    Let them eat paper.

  109. karen morton says:

    I adore the “Marie Antoinette” theme…I feel my xcreative self reving up!

  110. Karen Crowder says:

    Eating cake and crafting–viva la alpha stamps!

  111. Kim Lucak says:


  112. K Kormos says:

    Love anything French 🙂

  113. Nelda Johnson says:

    Yes, please I would love to wine!

  114. Jennifer Swan says:

    Beautiful journal…awesome giveaway!!

  115. Mary Mac says:

    This is going to fun thanks so much

  116. Cindy Carlson says:

    So looking forward to the pink velvet ribbon. =]

  117. Kate says:

    Oooh, I love Marie! Lovely giveaway.

  118. Debbie Peysen says:

    I love the giveaway. What an awesome start.

  119. taradid says:

    Winning this kit would make me feel like a queen! Thanks for sharing.

  120. Lori Devoux says:

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

  121. P boszko says:

    Luv when the cat’s away! Thank for the chance to win!

  122. Michele Biondolilllo says:

    Wouldn’t this be fun?

  123. lynn legge says:

    love all the marie goodies.. sign me up please i would love to play with these goodies..
    have a happy new years all 🙂
    big ladybug hugs

  124. Let Them Eat Cake – happy new year!

  125. DeLani Bartlette says:

    Oh my gosh, I hope I’m not too late! These things are so pretty. .. I was getting inspired just looking at them!

  126. michele s says:

    what a fabulous start to the annual giveaway! i love marie! and i blogged about the annual giveaway on my blog http://artfromthewell.blogspot .com/2013/12/while-cats-away.html and also included a side bar badge. thanks for the opportunity to win! xo

  127. Leslie Hanson says:

    Oo la la!!!