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Glamour & Grunge Collection (+Springtime in Paris Kit & Giveaway!)

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kits, Newsletters, Rhea Freitag, Sale, Springtime in Paris Kit

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May is here and it’s time to announce the new monthly theme and kit: Springtime in Paris!

Oui, oui, it is Springtime mes petits choux! Can you think of a more beautiful place other than Paris in the Springtime? To get your Muse in the mood there are 2 stunning sheets of scrapbook paper in the kit from the Glamour & Grunge Collection: The Old World and Charmed Moments. (And there’s also a third paper from this collection, plus some related embellishments, listed below.)

Also included is the Jolie Red Chrysanthemum Scrapbook Paper to add a big pop of color to your creations! (Ditto on more related Jolie papers below.)

Speaking of beautiful, the Springtime in Paris Kit includes 3 collage sheets. First is the New French Floral Overlays, with a big bunch of gorgeous French icons and vintage flourishy text… all collaged together to form a background or overlay.

Here’s an idea! Run the cardstock version of the French Floral Overlays sheet through your die-cutting machine for instant tags or use the Movers & Shakers Base Die – Matchbox! Or you can also do what Design Team Member Rhea Freitag did: use the collage sheet as a transparency and lay it over the New Jolie Gold Floral Scrapbook Paper. Isn’t the pattern of the paper showing through the the print of the transparency fabulous? Note: the version of this collage sheet in the kit is on transparency.

The second collage sheet is the New La Mode – Papillon. This is a lovely, layered collage of a collage sheet. And under all those colorful images is the background from the French Floral Overlays Collage Sheet (but in sepia on this sheet). Also includes some faux Parisian postage stamps with bees, butterflies and roses.

There is also a luscious set of lace and trims… including 2 New lace trims that Rhea used in a clever way: Rhea ran the 3/8 Inch Ivory Looped Lace and the 7/8 Inch Fancy Fan Ivory Lace throught the New and On Sale! Create-A-Sticker Machine! Looks pretty, doesn’t it? Who wants to bother with trying not to get glue in all the wrong places on the back of lace when you can just run it through the machine!

Also used in Rhea’s Springtime in Paris Book is the New and On Sale! 7 Gypsies – Collage Tissue – Paris which is vintage-inspired, printed tissue paper. See the flower next to the happy couple from the Tim Holtz Found Relative Cards? Rhea covered the tissue paper with ICE Resin to stiffen it (and make it more translucent) before running it through her die-cutting machine. In her book, Rhea made die-cut flowers from the tissue and they look like aged paper flowers next to the picture of the bride and groom (see the bottom page spread in the photo at the top of this page). Perhaps this was their honeymoon book, with mementos and keepsakes kept from when they started their life together. How romantic!!

Grab a flower to sniff while you check out Rhea’s supply list and then head on over to her blog or the Gallery to see more pictures of her Springtime in Paris Book.

And, in honor of this month’s theme, I’ve put the ENTIRE French Vintage Theme Section On Sale! That’s a HUGE section including charms, papers, rubber stamps, trims, dies and embossing folders, collage sheets (including the collage sheets and scrapbook papers in the kit!)… catch it quick as the sale ends May 22nd.

Beside more new goodies related to the theme, see below for info about today’s Giveaway that includes a new kit and a bunch of related pretties!

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: 2 Shrines with Hidden Compartments (+FREE Gift Kit!)

Thursday’s Newsletter
included 2 art projects, New Additions to the Clearance Section & lots of mulberry paper flowers!

Mini Rose Buds – Cream-Pink-Brown

Note: Sale on the 3 Sheets in the May Day Gift Kit Ends TODAY, May 4th

May Day Gift Kit

As Thursday was May 1st, and we just received a big shipment of mulberry paper flowers from Thailand, we are still offering the FREE May Day Gift Kit.


Hooray for the Springtime in Paris Kit Giveaway!

Wow! Not only is there a:
New! Springtime in Paris Kit
– and ALL 3 of the Scrapbook Papers from the New and On Sale! Glamour & Grunge Collection
– and ALL 3 of the Scrapbook Papers from the New and On Sale! Jolie Collection
– and both of these additional collage sheets Design Team Member Rhea Freitag used in her Springtime in Paris Book:
   – Paris Postcards – Color and
   – Paris Collage (see below for more pics)
– but also BOTH of the On Sale Butterfly Dresden Scrap Sheets Rhea used
– the New and On Sale! Red Birdcage Scrapbook Paper
– the On Sale Monarch Cherish Varnished Scrapbook Paper (that Rhea so artfully recolored as some of the background pages in her book)
– an On Sale French Bee Rubber Stamp
– and a set of the On Sale Fleur de Lys Charms in antique gold!

To enter the Springtime in Paris Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, May 4, 2014).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

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!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the May Day Floral Giveaway? That would be Brenda Lubrant! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, May 4th, 2014

129 responses to “Glamour & Grunge Collection (+Springtime in Paris Kit & Giveaway!)”

  1. Darlene says:

    what a wonderful giveaway !!

  2. Gloria Stafford says:

    So many beautiful paper! My head is bursting with ideas!

  3. Deb Ring says:

    wonderful! my BFF just returned from a trip to paris, and would love to be able to give her this to create her memory book

  4. Maria says:

    The French bee stamp is the best. Thank you.

  5. Wow another fab giveaway! Great idea to run the lace through the sticker machine!!

  6. Marcie in Montana says:

    They are lovely! I can see many uses for these in my dollhouse miniature boxes. You are doing beautiful things!

  7. Kris Martinez says:

    Gorgeous papers and ephemera! Would love to win this giveaway!

  8. Anneke says:

    Ooh la la, I’d love to win this one! Tfs

  9. Susan Schultheis says:

    what a great collection! Such beautiful paper from some really fabulous collections. Oui Oui I would love to win this giveaway. Thank You.

  10. Jan S. says:

    What a nice give away. I would love having it.

  11. Rosemary Woodruff says:

    loving this glamorous kit…lol…the papers are dripping with glamour.

  12. Me Pugh says:

    Oh to be in Paris anytime – the collection is lovely.

  13. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I can’t get to Paris, but winning this would be just wonderful.

  14. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    Beautiful…just beautiful!

  15. Barbara Nekic says:

    Spring at last! I love all the fresh images in this kit! What fun to work on it.

  16. Kathy Bumb says:

    Beautiful giveaway – favorite subject – Paris. Love this giveaway!!!!!

  17. Carolyn Summers says:

    What a timely prize – springtime in Paris. I’d be so thrilled to win this one. AND, the new black lace is gorgeous that you now offer.

  18. Lynn Fox says:

    Oh please let me finally win one! It would be great to win this one!!!!! Thank you, Alpha Stamps!!!

  19. MargieD says:

    C’est manifique, n’est pas? What a wonderful selection of goodies in this giveaway. How I’d love to win this. Margie

  20. I was just in Paris last month and now Paris in spring will always mean wonderful memories for me. Lovely stuff!

  21. Arlene Wheeler says:

    Once again Wonderful!!!

  22. DianeD says:

    Another amazing giveaway!! I’ve been to Paris quite a bit and love, love anything French.

  23. IKE says:

    OMGoodness – this is the best collection yet ! How AWESOME !!! Thank you for a chance to win 😀
    IKE xxx

  24. Lori Turner says:

    Wow, what a lovely assortment!! Would love to win these and play, play, play! Thanks & God bless! Lori

  25. Ginette says:

    oui, oui I’m ready to win .

  26. What a fabulous collection!!

  27. Barbara says:

    Beautiful collection!!

  28. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Lovely things to make lovely creations.

  29. Laurie Yoder says:

    Would love to win this lovely collection of papers and I would be off to Paris!! Thank you for the opportunity!!

  30. sheila AR says:

    Thank you for my opportunity to visit Paris!! Count me in!

  31. Teresa Currie says:

    Springtime in Paris!! How delightful!!

  32. KIM says:

    Wonderful giveaway.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. Helen Potter says:

    This is a beautiful kit. I think the lace trims are so pretty!

  34. Kristie says:

    Those papers and accessories are beautiful.

  35. Diane. D. says:

    Fabulous, what a beautiful collection. Thanks for a chance to win.

  36. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Another beautiful collection!

  37. Love this! I am really into minibooks lately. My favorite is the lace trim

  38. joann west says:

    You all outdid yourself with this collection. Everything is beautiful.

  39. DebR says:

    Wonderful new projects and love the look of the french floral overlay on the cardstock, beautiful! Thanks yet again for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway.

  40. Marcie Aspras says:

    I LOVE this collection!! I am going to Paris this summer & would love to win so I can jounal as I travel there!!!

  41. Patti Flasch says:

    Awesome! And, who doesn’t love Paris? (No, seriously, who doesn’t love Paris??)

  42. Karen says:

    I’ve never been to Paris but this looks like a wonderful collection – I’ll just create a “make-believe” travel journal!

  43. Luanne Shoup says:

    OK, this is the one I really really want to win!

  44. CL Steiner says:

    This is fantastic!

  45. M White says:

    Fabulous! Makes me want to get my passport and fly away.

  46. Rae Higgins says:

    The Springtime in Paris book is awesome!

  47. Amanda Miller says:

    This is beautiful.So happy to see spring 🙂

  48. Mary Mac says:

    Oh, love the Paris collage papers.

  49. Angie A says:

    I love these designs! There adorable.

  50. LoriSW says:

    Another great collection and sale, thanks!!!

  51. Juanita M says:

    Springtime in Paris kit is surly to bring joy to the winner.

  52. yvette leblanc says:


  53. Lovely papers & awesome goodies!!

  54. Lorna says:

    C’est inspirant! If I can’t be in Paris in spring at least I can drool over goodies here.

  55. Russell says:

    Always a pleasure to see what’s new.. THANKS

  56. Jeanne Kelly says:

    The new lace in this giveaway is gorgeous!!

  57. April Dudko says:

    Love the book, the new collage sheets, and all the lace trims! Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely prize!

  58. Traci says:

    Beautiful giveaway love the lace-especially the black.

  59. Jo says:

    Pretty papers!

  60. Mary Toriello says:

    I want to go to Paris!

  61. Rise St Arno says:

    We will always have Paris!

  62. Janet Turner says:

    I love the butterflies! What a beautiful set.

  63. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Springtime in Paris…Oh, how wonderful!

  64. DEBORAH EMMONS says:

    I’ll take Paris any way I can, love to win.

  65. Karen Mallory says:

    What a beautiful kit!

  66. Erica Holan says:

    French shabby chic is my FAVORITE! I’d LOVE to have this set! Gorgeous!!!!

  67. Shelley says:

    Gorgeous as always! I’d love to have this. Thank you for the opportunity!

  68. Laurie Davis says:

    oh la la! très magnifique!!

  69. Nicole Austin says:

    Lovely giveaway! Two of my favorite themes combined!! 🙂

  70. barbara macaskill says:

    What a beautiful kit!! Love the vintage feel!!

  71. Sandy says:

    Lovely Lace!

  72. Karen says:

    So lovely! The butterflies are beautiful!

  73. Jen R says:

    Ooooo laaa laaa!

  74. Daylan says:

    These are beautiful! Thank you for another opportunity!

  75. So so pretty, so so lovely to win

  76. Pam S says:

    What a beautiful collection! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  77. Carmen Willis says:

    Just beautiful! Still have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed to win!

  78. Kathy Cabble says:

    This is beautiful! i would love to win this give away.

  79. Nan says:

    How beautiful! How French! What a collection to get passionate about creating again! Thank you!

  80. Lina T says:

    Love It!

  81. coco says:

    Winning this would be just wonderful!!!

  82. BRILLIANT!!!…as always. Always a great Giveaway.

  83. Christine Dahlin says:


  84. kim litavis says:

    So feminine & pretty

  85. Super collection! Oui, Oui everyone would like to win.

  86. Mary Gryger says:

    Oh how very beautiful! I would love to win this giveaway to create a dream book of Paris.

  87. Michele Biondolillo says:

    I can just imagine the possibilities

  88. Victoria K says:

    Wow springtime! Novel idea. We just 20cm of snow in Calgary over the weekend!!! I really need some spring! Good luck all! 😉

  89. Edith says:

    the romance of paris always inspires more and more creative ideas for me

  90. Nancy S says:

    What an absolutely beautiful kit. I know someone that would be in “heaven” to receive such a piece.

  91. Alice H says:

    This is just lovely, and very inspiring.

  92. LeAnn says:

    What an awesome combination.

  93. Terry McMullen says:

    I love this collection. And the way you put it all together. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

  94. Carol Feiner says:

    Tres jolie! I’d love this collection.

  95. Oh My, Oh My, I love all the Fashion collage sheets, Ya’ll are creative and just plain talented ! Again, I would be pleased as punch to win, I LOVE IT ALL !!!!!

  96. Marilyn H says:

    Beautiful project and collection.

  97. Kimberly says:

    Very very nice! I hope to bee picked ; )

  98. Lana says:

    moi, moi….pick moi!!!!!!

  99. Kathy R says:

    Another beautiful collection! Your emails/blog posts are full of inspiration. Thank you and keep them coming!

  100. Cathy says:

    Awesome goodies can always be used 🙂

  101. Laura Pruitt says:

    Oh come to me cherie. Oolala you are tres magnifique!

  102. Gerri herbst says:

    Oh la la. Such beautiful projects and a wonderful give away too!

  103. Judy Ross says:

    Would love to win…thanks, for the chance!

  104. Gail Klein says:

    I am so in love with butterflies and the French style just makes my hard pond!

  105. Jennie says:

    BEAUTIFUL projects! ::Crossing fingers::

  106. lorna osborne says:

    Bon jour butterflies et lace!

  107. Debbie Rollier says:

    Beautiful !

  108. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    Love it all!!

  109. Linda Isbell says:

    I live for “grunge”.
    Linda Isbell

  110. Pam W says:

    Paris is my favorite city. I would love it win this giveaway.

  111. Liane Ceglar says:

    OOh-la-la !!!!

  112. Bon printempts! Un collection extraordinaire!

  113. Kathy h says:


  114. MaggieM says:

    Grunge and Glamour, my favorites, are now available together? Be still my heart! I love the Spring in Paris papers and embellishments! Alpha Stamps has the greatest giveaways – now if I could just win one, lol. Thanks for the chance.

  115. orianna says:

    tres bien

  116. P boszko says:

    How wonderful!

  117. Vickie says:

    Next best thing to a visit to Paris!

  118. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Oui! Pick me! Merci!

  119. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Spring time, how wonderful!

  120. Carol Slowik says:

    Très Chic!!!

  121. Miss Iowa says:

    Beautiful items!

  122. Jen says:

    Love, love, love it! Please, random gods, let me win!

  123. I love all things Paris

  124. marla b says:

    Out! Our! Este très Jolie!

  125. Michelle B. says:

    Les Francais pour moi, merci !

  126. Lori Devoux says:

    I adore this. Thakn you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  127. Dena Cottrell says:

    Another lovely collection of goodies! I would love a chance to win! You are such a generous company!

  128. Kay W says:

    Tres belle!, lj’adore!

  129. Paulanne says:

    I hope I get a chance to win this great give away.