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While the Cat’s Away Day 3: Love Letters

Filed under Cat's Away... 2013, Contests/Winners, Design Team, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale, Swaps

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.

 January 4th Update: Psst! In honor of the
 Lovesick Sweetheart Book Swap
 the Valentines & Romance Collage Sheets
 and Cherubs/Hearts Rubber Stamps
 SALE is continuing!

 Sale Ends February 13th

Hey, it’s Day 3 of the While the Cat’s Away Giveaways! And today’s theme is Love Letters.

And for all of you who would like a jumpstart on making artwork for 2014: Caroline is hosting a swap called Lovesick – A Sweetheart Book Swap on the Yahoo Group! Her swap will be using pages from the On Sale! Sweetness Chipboard Book. More info is on the Yahoo Group (and more info about what supplies Caroline used for her valentines is here, here and here).

Today’s Giveaway (and much of Caroline’s artwork) got their inspiration from the beautiful designs (and tight color palette) in the New and On Sale! Love Letters Paper & Sticker Set! It’s a big set for a small price: A nice selection of collaged images from vintage ephemera. It includes 2 each of 6 double-sided 12″ x 12″ sheets and a 6″ x 9″ sheet of coordinating stickers.

Before I get carried away pointing out more things in the Giveaway, let me get to today’s Sale items:

ALL Valentines & Romance Collage Sheets are On Sale! That’s a HUGE section!


– The ALL Cherubs/Hearts Rubber Stamps are On Sale!

And Teri Calia designed a new Love Letter Tags Collage Sheet to coordinate with the new Love Letters Paper & Sticker Set (it’s also On Sale! and included in today’s Giveaway!)

 December 29th Update:
 The Love Letters
 Giveaway Winner is Kathy Udlinek!

Hooray! A Love Letters Giveaway! Beside that BIG Love Letters Paper & Sticker Set (and the Sweetness Chipboard Book being used in Caroline’s swap), I’ve picked out some collage sheets (and a few trims in that red and tan palette) to get you ready for making some valentines:
Love Letter Tags Collage Sheet
Victorian Sentiment Collage Sheet
Women in Red Collage Sheet
Fragonards Lovers Collage Sheet
Pink Roses Collage Sheet
Winged Cupid Collage Sheet
Tiny Red Paper Roses
Red Jewel Flowers
Kraft ATC or Gift Card Envelopes

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 Love Letters Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on THIS blog post TODAY (December 28, 2013) by midnight (PST… that’s West Coast so you Easterners have extra time).

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 4 of the Sales & Giveaways!

Hey, who won yesterday’s Giveaway? That would be Carol DuBois!

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 28th, 2013

149 responses to “While the Cat’s Away Day 3: Love Letters”

  1. Karen Crowder says:

    This is my love letter to Alpha Stamps!

  2. Leisanne says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such lovely pieces!

  3. karine says:

    You all give us so much inspiration!

  4. kim says:

    love this idea .

  5. Anna says:

    Ohhh would love this!!!

  6. Gloria Stafford says:

    What a fun and beautiful giveaway!

  7. Diane D says:

    OH Valentine!! Another great Holiday to create for.

    Thanks for another great giveaway.

    Take care,

  8. Mary Montedonico says:

    Love these beautiful items! It makes me want to start creating for Valentine’s Day. Just gorgeous! – Mary M.

  9. Penny Shukan says:

    What a wonderful collection!

  10. Dottie in CT says:

    This is an inspiring collection. Would love to win but if not always enjoy seeing the creativity of others.

  11. Virginia Smith says:

    Oh, I love all these beautiful Valentine goodies! I can just imagine the beautiful Valentine’s I could create for my loved ones with this kit!

  12. Lynn Fox says:

    Lovely collection!

  13. Karen Cejka says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!,

  14. Diane Nichols says:

    Oh! These materials are inspiring me in a hundred ways. I love “Love Stuff.” Heh heh. Now I need to capture a Valentine. Thank you for offering such beautiful products. My family is always delighted when I create art with your treasures. I hum to myself and smile and don’t make trouble for anyone until I’ve finished. Thank you.

  15. Sandy Holva says:

    I am so ready to win one of your fantabulous kits. Just beautiful!

  16. Jen R says:

    How lovely! Would love to win this

  17. susan harkness williamsSusan Harkness Williams says:

    Your blog is sheer happiness

  18. Theda says:

    Beautiful Valentine items. Would love to win!

  19. Mary Mac says:

    Perfect for Valentines Day

  20. Sweetheart of a collection!

  21. Kathi Schafffer says:

    So much wonderful inspiration with such delicious treats!

  22. Vickie says:

    I’m so in the mood for love letters! Beautiful palette!

  23. Juanita M says: win this kit.

  24. Darlene Propp says:

    Wonderful ideas for upcoming Valentine’s day.

  25. AliceH says:

    Each day’s prize is even lovelier than the day’s before. I would be thrilled to win this.

  26. I would so love to win this amazing assortment! Thank you for the chance.

  27. Cindy Fitch says:

    Love is in the air! I would love to win this. Thank you for the inspiration.

  28. Sweet and divine. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful “love” assortment.

  29. Blair lowery says:

    Great way to celebrate valentines day.

  30. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    red and tan! sweet! lovely goodies!

  31. coco says:

    Wow!!! Wonderful giveaway again, thanks so much for the opportunity to win these fabulous goodies!

  32. Terri Barnard says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely! This selection is so perfect for Valentines Day or any day that involves love and that special person!

  33. Traci says:

    I would love to win this I love all the items in the giveaway!

  34. Kimberly says:

    Love everything you do!

  35. Kathy Bumb says:

    What a beautiful giveaway – can hardly wait for Valentine’s Day – my favorite holiday!!!

  36. Jo says:

    Wonderful!!! Pick me!!!!

  37. Chris Steller says:

    Who doesn’t love Love?!!! I’m right there with everyone else! There is nothing better than falling in love, holding your newborn in your arms for the first time, having a best friend to share everything with, the unconditional love of a parent or grandparent. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

  38. Lorna says:

    So pretty, it’s like getting a glimpse of spring.

  39. Kim B says:

    Very nice giveaway!

  40. Mary White says:

    Fabulous! A great start to a new year’s creativity.

  41. Liane Ceglar says:

    inspires me to start creating for Valentines Day !!!!
    Liane 🙂

  42. michele s says:

    making valentine’s day beautiful again i see! i love these goodies! xo

  43. Michele Biondolillo says:

    Can’t wait to start on Valentines day crafting!

  44. Kathy says:

    With my anniversary and valentine’s day in the same month this would be a great way to celebrate

  45. Karen Douglass says:

    I LOVE all things love related. would love to win this one.LOVE, Karen

  46. Ritva says:

    Nice again, the tiny letters are beautiful.

  47. Debbie Peysen says:

    This would be perfect for me. My husband of 38 years is dealing with his 4th round of cancer. Right now the Doctor’s are just trying to get the cancer not to spread. I wanted something special for him on Valentines Day. This is perfect.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  48. Kathy Cabble says:

    Wow! i really love the tiny letters. I hope I win.

  49. Michele Weninger says:

    This is adorable! I just love all the goodies in the giveaway. The book would make a great gift for someone special.

  50. Lou Anne says:

    I love this and would LOVE to win!

  51. angiesuez says:

    all the collage sheets…..Yumm!!!

  52. Jo says:

    So pretty! I can’t wait for Valentine’s Day!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. Lori Wilczek says:

    Alpha Stamps so inspires me! Love the products!

  54. Holly Day says:

    Another wonderful collection! I love the little envelopes!

  55. Kathy Hou says:

    Gorgeous! Hope I win!

  56. Shane says:

    Oh what a feast for the eyes!!!
    Opulent, divine frou frou.
    I would love to get my hands into all of this beauty – I’m in New Zealand and no one has stuff like this here!!
    Very generous!

  57. Sandra Lee says:

    These are so sweet! Love this collection, as always.

  58. Deb Neerman says:

    LOVE this collection! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  59. Valentines, what great fun

  60. Pam Weiler says:

    Another great giveaway. Absolutely beautiful.

  61. Ann says:

    Another awesome giveaway!! LOVE all you wonderful AS folks and your fabulous products and creations. You help keep me HAPPY!! Merry last days of Christmas to everyone!

  62. Pam P says:

    Go #62!!!!!

  63. Jeanne Draachreider says:

    Be still my heart! 🙂 Fabulous assortment, have my fingers crossed for this one!!

  64. Juliana says:

    What a wonderful collection of goodies! Souls soooo love to win this one.

  65. Susan Gunter says:

    This is so fun! Love Alpha Stamps!

  66. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Winter holiday card stuff away and thinking about Valentine’s Day projects. What a great stash to use for those.

  67. MargieD says:

    Wow, another great collection. You are so kind with these giveaways – thank you so much. Margie

  68. Diane Dainis says:

    Gorgeous giveaway! Thanks for the chance at winning.

  69. Janice Heighway says:

    Wow, I thought it was finally time to through my hat into the ring, I just love love love this collection!!! Pick me please 😉 Janice

  70. Jo Ann says:

    Love the Love Letters collection!

  71. Noreen says:

    I always like postage ephemera. Love all the Valentine items!

  72. Debi W says:

    What a beautiful collection. Your collections have been amazing and I appreciate you making it available in a contest!

  73. crescent says:

    your stuff is soooo cool! I wish I could get more when I shop so I can make things as cool as you all do!!

  74. Terry McMullen says:

    Wow! Love this collection! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  75. Linda Knox says:

    Ooooo, this collection is loverly and I would sure love to win this.

  76. Marilyn H says:

    Love Alpha Stamps!

  77. Carol says:

    Perfect give away for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for your generosity!

  78. Sue C. says:

    Beautiful Valentine Ephemera! Would <3 to have a chance to work with some of it and see what I could make! TFS

  79. Bonnie Bee says:

    Pick me! Pick me! ;p

  80. Luanne Shoup says:

    With Valentines day just around the corner would love to have this!

  81. Renee Zarate says:

    This is such beautiful stuff! I’d love to win it.

  82. Maria says:

    What a romantic palate.

  83. Sarah Little says:

    Love, love,love it all!!!! I’ve just pulled out my Valentines stuff to play with. Perfect timing! I would soooooooo love to win this lovely collection! Thank you for all of the inspiration!

  84. lynn legge says:

    valentines day crafting is my favorite, brings back memories of making boxes for school valentines… please enter me into this giveaway.. i would love to win this one
    big ladybug hugs

  85. Mary Toriello says:

    Love It !NeedIt ! Want it!!!!

  86. Emily N. says:

    Would love to make a special Valentine for my sweetie!

  87. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Working on Valentine Day cards. Would love to play with this collection.l

  88. Leslie Hanson says:

    Thanks for the chance to win another wonderful giveaway!

  89. Marge McInerny says:

    I can’t wait for Valentine making time!

  90. Wow this makes me drool!! 😉

  91. Brittney Young says:

    Lovely kit!

  92. Jenifer Talbott says:

    Awesome fun! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

  93. I spent this evening working on a DT project with a heart as a theme, the start of my Valentine projects – seeing this outstandingly dreamy kit has completely inspired me!
    How I would love to win this.

  94. Melanie says:

    What wonderful inspiration for Valentines projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

  95. Carolyn says:

    Loving all of this Valentine goodness!

  96. Sharon K says:

    Fantastic giveaway…sure could use some Valentine’s stuff!

  97. Sharon B says:


  98. Debbie Rollier says:

    While the cats away.”the mouse will play

  99. bonnie bird says:

    Love everything from Alpha Stamps!!! Thanks for a chance to win some of the lovely Valentine’s art

  100. Marie Finley says:

    Reminds me of Valentines my grandmother would show me when I was a little girl. She kept them in a heart-shaped candy box.

  101. Kate says:

    I love vintage valentines! Just a gorgeous collection in your giveaway!

  102. Jackie P says:

    What a lovely treasure trove for the giveaway! looking forward to creating Love!!

  103. Ginette says:

    I’m ready to be the lucky one.

  104. Deb Moon says:

    Caroline’s swap looks interesting. What a sweet giveaway.

  105. a lovely assortment of sweethearts

  106. angelic says:

    I love this, its beautiful!

  107. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Would love to be the lucky one!

  108. Theresa Grdina says:

    OH HOW I LOVE RED!!!! And this giveaway is filled with red!!! I would LOVE to in this LOVEly giveaway!!!!

  109. April Dudko says:

    You are LOVEly at Alpha Stamps! Thanks for giving us the chance to win these goodies!

  110. Jill Noblitt says:

    Beautiful! how do I love thee??? Let me count the ways…

  111. Michelle B. says:

    Sweet Alpha … Keep clam and reign on!

  112. Janeen says:

    So many entries but I would love to win!

  113. Carmen Willis says:

    Just beautiful! Valentines is just around the corner and this giveaway is perfect!

  114. Gini Cooper says:

    Love is all you need!

  115. Sylvia L. says:

    A lovely collection of items to put us in the mood for Valentine’s Day…

  116. Lisa M says:

    So many pretty things! I am ready for Valentine’s!

  117. teri steele says:

    I cant wait to work with the Love Letters papers. They are great. It would be nice to win something but either way they are on my to do list

  118. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    This looks very interesting, would love to have a chance to play with them

  119. Christine Dahlin says:

    lovely! I can get started early for once!

  120. Tanya says:

    What a great giveaway and good way to start off Valentine’s Day projects!

  121. Alice Gatto says:

    Neat things – I really enjoy doing crafts for Valentine’s Day.

  122. Sandi Cotroneo says:

    How LOVEly and romantic!! Hope I’m the lucky winner 🙂

  123. Julie Cottrell says:

    Valentine’s Day Joy!

  124. Laura says:

    I would love this! So very sweet and wonderful!

  125. Kris Gruben says:

    Simply beautiful!

  126. Linda says:

    Love love love this so much! The style is amazing! Must send for some goodies but would think it awesome to win this!

  127. Lee Ann says:

    So beautiful – so many possible lovelies to make!

  128. Lyneen Jesse says:

    Wow… love all the goodness in this giveaway… what a beautiful site!!!

  129. Helen Potter says:

    Another LOVEly giveaway! Cupid says to pick me! 😀

  130. Kris H says:

    Sweetheart of a deal!

  131. Dena says:

    Wow! Such a beautiful collection for a giveaway! I would do enjoy getting my hands dirty with all of those goodies!

  132. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    Beautiful !!!

  133. Linda grossl says:

    I am soooo ready to get started. I love the

  134. T Harris says:

    Great project to get ready for Valentine’s Day while stuck inside since it’s cold. Hot cocoa and red hots mmm….mmmm…. always need more goodies to keep up with the season. Spent all my money on xmas goodies. Come on spring and tulips, daffodils, narcissus, love, color, color, color!

  135. taradid says:

    My heart is going pitter-pat over this lovely giveaway!

  136. Brenda Lubrant says:

    If I woulkd win this lovely kit, I would make Valentine doorhangers for my little grandkids.

  137. Carol Slowik says:

    Perfect to make something for my husband. Just reconciled after 2 and a half years of separation. Beautiful!

  138. Janet Turner says:

    These products would make great valentines.

  139. Heather C. says:

    So pretty! Now I just need to find a Valentine! LOL

  140. Missy says:

    Can’t wait to make valentines day goodies! Such awesome products to get started with

  141. Kathy Udlinek says:

    How perfect!

  142. Kay Wilkinson says:

    Love those Valentines!

  143. sheila AR says:

    Adorable! Be my Valentine please!!

  144. Arminta says:

    More great ideas for Valentine’s Day.

  145. Lynn Stevens says:

    Lovely giveaway

  146. Alice Eads says:

    Hearts & flowers, love letters….romance is in the air, or will soon be. Nice give away.

  147. Ann C says:

    Love it!