Past Blog Posts:

BIG Tim Holtz Sale (+ Artwork by Lora Mahaffey & New Giveaway!)

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Goblins Kit, Halloween, Lora Mahaffey, Newsletters, Sale, Tim Holtz

A brief intro before I hand this newsletter off to Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) (to tell you all about that clever goblin project by Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey shown in the large photo below). (And note: today’s Giveaway (farther below) is all about Lora’s goblin project!)

We’re now at the tenth “Tag of the Month” that Tim Holtz has made for 2014: A colorful Halloween Tag using lots of the New Distress Spray Stains and a simple masked texture technique. So I’ve just put his ENTIRE supplies list On Sale! And here’s his detailed October Tag Tutorial.

Did I say On Sale!? Because of the new Tim Holtz tag and a big bunch of New Christmas Items by Tim Holtz (note: pics of the new goodies are below), I’ve put the ENTIRE Tim Holtz Products Section On Sale! Over 300 products! Catch ’em quick ’cause the sale will end this Sunday, October 12th!

The Design Team Member with a knack for cackle and mischief herself, Lora Mahaffey has created Eeek! Goblins! Ooooooh Goblins! Mischievous little creatures who love shiny things and can be a bit on the greedy side. Hmm. Sounds like I’m describing little children, doesn’t it? Anyways…

This is a set of Goblin plaques that Lora designed with the Goblin Labels Collage Sheet from the October Goblins Kit.

Each piece has either a 1 Inch or a 1-1/2 Inch Wooden Cube Block attached to the back, with the backs painted black so they would all look cohesive and sort of disappear. Lora says:

“The block is there for two reason… one is to be support for a flat piece, but the other is so that you can stack and change the pieces into lots of different configurations.”

When you get bored with one way it’s displayed you can mix it up and display it another way. So very clever the Mischiefmeister is!

Lora drew house templates on graph paper and then cut them out. Then she traced them onto 12×12 Chipboard, covering them with paper from the Arsenic and Lace 12×12 Collection Kit. After that, being Lora of course, she used a lot of Baroque Dresden Borders (my favorite black Dresden!) and also the Black Zig Zag Dresden Borders.

“I cut out the wee goblins from the Goblin Labels Collage Sheet, colored them with Copic markers and used foam tape to adhere them. The foam tape also gave some dimension to the little buggers.”

Well I think the little buggers are adorable, don’t you? Speaking of Copic markers — we have the same colors that Lora used! New colors to choose from are Amethyst, Pumpkin Yellow, Salad, Anise, and Slate. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to add these new colors to my collection!

Here’s a list of components that Lora used and after you get done creating mischief for yourself there, head on over to Lora’s blog for more pictures and details.

Oh, how could I forget? There’s a new FREE Gift Kit! Leslie pulled together a little Ghoulish Green Bead & Charm Gift Kit inspired by all those “31s” in Lora’s artwork! Click on the photo at left for more info.

 Back in Stock 

Garden Insects Cut-Outs
(Also in Lora’s artwork, and On Sale!)

House Trinket Shrine Kit
(Also in Lora’s artwork, and On Sale!)

Brass Skull & Cross Bones Charms
On Sale!

Domed Apothecary Bottles


Hooray! A Goblins & Brownies Giveaway!

In addition to these goodies from Lora’s Eeek! Goblins! (note: that’s a link to the supply list with links and photos):
– October 2014 – Goblins Kit (which also includes a Black Baroque Dresden Border, like the ones Lora used)
– Arsenic and Lace Scrapbook Paper – Crow and Skull (the back side with the orange pattern shows in the photo)
– Creepy Chipboard Tree Cut-Outs
– Black Zig Zag Dresden Borders
– Bat Cut-Outs
– 12×12 Chipboard
– 1 Inch Wooden Cube Block
– 1-1/2 Inch Wooden Cube Block

I also included a Queer People Collage Sheet (for some more Brownies).

And a Ghoulish Green Bead & Charm Gift Kit!

To enter the Goblins & Brownies Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, October 10, 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 check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Goblins Kit Giveaway? That would be Sandy! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, October 9th, 2014

122 responses to “BIG Tim Holtz Sale (+ Artwork by Lora Mahaffey & New Giveaway!)”

  1. I LOVE Tim Holtz — he has the BEST style and products on the market — would LOVE to win!
    erica 🙂

  2. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    creepy…and wonderful..

  3. kim says:

    EEEK! Goblins!
    Awesome idea vary clever.
    Great giveaway ,as always.

  4. Blair Lowery says:

    Just love your products. Keep hoping I will get lucky

  5. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Goblins and Brownies Giveaway, especially the House Trinket Shrine Kit, the Baroque Dresden Borders and the Goblin Labels Collage Sheet!! What happy crafting!!

  6. Lana says:

    I want to meet the person who puts these goodies together, this one is ghoulish fun! I’d love to receive this gift.

  7. Karen Welch says:

    I love Halloween and love these new ideas!!How festive!
    I spend hours looking over all the new ideas I get from your website and emails. Thanks for keeping the “spirit” alive!!

  8. Holly Day says:

    Love the Goblin theme–would be so much fun to play with!

  9. marla b says:

    Love the tree— this one’s for me! – More inspiring ideas – ♥️

  10. Virginia Smith says:

    Wow! This is an amazing bunch of goodies for your giveaway. I would love to win!

  11. Gloria Stafford says:

    What a fun project!

  12. Kim S. says:

    I am so glad I found your Blog. These projects are just amazing. Hope to join the kit club soon!

  13. Traci says:

    Great giveaway as always! love the project idea today-EEK Goblins!!

  14. Love,love, LOVE those little goblins! What a fantastic project. thanks for the chance to win! xxD

  15. Beth Williams says:

    I am in love-this is spooktacular! Craft room cleaned-thinking I need to do a little shopping now that I have some room!

  16. Mary Jochems says:

    Fun stuff!

  17. Karen N says:

    Spookily delicious! Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Jen R says:

    Love this sooo much

  19. Vic says:

    Love all of these items!!! Thanks for the chance to win some. Wish I could buy all of them!

  20. Ritva says:

    More halloween and bats, exciting!

  21. Liane Ceglar says:

    love the Halloween Art with the Goblins….great fun…..thanks for the Opportunity to win this great Give-a-way


  22. LeAnn says:

    Love the Goblins!

  23. Kim says:

    I would love to have all those goodies to play with!

  24. Jennie says:

    Spooktacular! Love it all. ::crossing fingers::

  25. Sòooooo cute, really love the tree!

  26. M. C. Sparks says:

    More Halloween! Yay! Love the stuff!

  27. Cherie says:

    Love everything!

  28. barbara macaskill says:

    Oh my! !I have done quite a bit of moaning as I am reading this blog post! LOVE the TH Snowflakes thinlits, Layered Snowflake die and embossing folder, Snowflake adornments and the EEk Goblins!!! WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! I am going to go now so I can wipe up all the drool from my keyboard before I burn my circuits!! LOL
    Great giveaway also!!! (insert another moan here)

  29. Eileen McCaffrey says:

    I would love to win this! Fingers crossed. : )

  30. Regina Salvador says:

    Keep the Halloween stuff coming!

  31. MaggieM says:

    Goblins and Brownies??? I thought you might be baking up some surprises, LOL! I love all of your Halloween products, but to be honest, I’m hitting up your Christmas section today…I still want that free kit! Great giveaway, as always:)

  32. Noreen says:

    I’m enjoying the non-traditional Halloween stuff, like goblins, Edgar Poe, Red Riding Hood, etc. They’ve all been so creative and fun!

  33. Lorraine Lopez says:

    Love this fun looking project, would be great to be able to play with, what a great giveaway.

  34. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    It’s a fun season! Lots of Halloween crafting going on here, too.

  35. Nancy S says:

    Tim Holtz and Halloween, what could be more perfect!!

  36. Kay H. says:

    What a great give away. I am absolutely in L.O.V.E. with the creepy chip board tree cut out. I wish there were a die cut for it. I’m going to have to buy more so I can use the ones I have because I love them so much I’m afraid of not having any once I do. lol

  37. DebR says:

    A wonderful Lora Mahaffey project, a Tim Holtz product sale AND a giveaway? Christmas has come early to Alpha Stamps!

  38. Juanita says:

    You can never have enough Halloween ephemera. Just LOVE it!

  39. Donna H. says:

    Great giveaway. Goblins are awesome!

  40. angelic says:

    Great Halloween ephemera and love the project!

  41. Stefanie says:

    Wow! You do Halloween so much better than us here in England – especially all you at Alpha!! Lovely goodies :o) xx

  42. Jennifer J says:

    such a cute fun project!! Anyone else’s email of the post show up weird?

  43. maree natal says:


  44. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Lovin” it!

  45. Jeri says:

    I Love Halloween!!

  46. Roxanne says:

    oooooh! Spooky sweet! Love all those collage sheets you have! Pick me, Pick me! Love our alpha stamp stuff!

  47. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    Another fabulous collection. Yay!

  48. Mary Mac says:

    Love the creepy tree cut out. Thanks for having so many wonderful Halloween giveaways.

  49. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    I love the tree die cut! It’s perfect for Halloween. And I love Tim Holtz’s stuff too. Together, they’re perfect. Please enter me in your drawing as one can never have too many spooky trees. Thanks for your generosity.

  50. Joan says:

    Love Halloween and all the amazing creativity it brings out in everyone!

  51. Kay W says:

    Spooky fun!

  52. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love this great Halloween giveaway. I love your store- best altered art supply store on the internet.

  53. Sandy says:

    It would be nice to win this one also, could be on a winning streak!

  54. Yvette LeBlanc says:


  55. Kate says:

    I would love to create from this great giveaway–fun stuff!

  56. Cocoa says:

    How fun this give away is! Love this theme!!!

  57. I like the goblins, kind of an old fashioned Halloween thing. Thanks for the chance.

  58. Karen says:

    I’m certainly “Goblin” up this giveaway!

  59. Denise Humenik says:

    Doesn’t get much better than this!! Thanks again for the opportunity!

  60. Kathlene says:

    Oooooooh, so scaaary! Thanks for the chance to win.

  61. Krystal says:

    So many things I want and not enough money to buy them. 🙁

  62. Brenda Lubrant says:

    Lora’s Halloween project shared with us today is just pure “awesome”. I would love to try to make a Halloween project with this giveaway but I am sure it would not be as great as Lora’s.

  63. Liz Russell says:

    awesome kit and giveaway! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  64. Deb Neerman says:

    What a fabulous work-or-art! Thanks so much for the chance to win this giveaway!!

  65. Melissa Fletcher says:

    This one is even better than the last!

  66. Beth Jones says:

    How adorable!! Love the goblins!!

  67. The deadline is on my anniversary! Maybe that will bring me good luck to win this incredible giveaway! I can’t wait to start creating!

  68. Ida Faye Cutler says:

    What a cute project. Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. Susan says:

    This is a truly fantastic & wonderful work of art, both spooky & whimiscal, my kind of style 🙂 I am picking up my first package of supplies from you at the post office tomorrow, I can’t wait! How exciting would it be to be picking up this package!! I would just LOVE it!!

  70. Rhonda Cable says:

    two of my favs….Tim Holtz and Halloween!!!!

  71. susan higgins says:

    I will never give up trying…..

  72. Russell says:

    Trick or Treeeeeeeat!

  73. julie F. says:

    Always have loved these little brownies, they are so clever!

  74. Love that die cut tree! Oh my! What a fabulous giveaway!

  75. Michelle Toops says:

    So cute! I love it.

  76. Jackie says:

    Amazing and unique. Always have fun and interesting things to play with. Love them.

  77. Gerri herbst says:

    Wonderful products and giveaways!

  78. Rosemary Sharon says:

    I love it all….love it….love it

  79. Rosemary Sharon says:

    I love the spooky tree….

  80. Sokat says:

    Those goblins are so cute

  81. Roberta S says:

    What a super-fun project–love it!! I’d love to win this give-away, too!

  82. Carmen Willis says:

    Awesome projects and ladies you are so talented. What delightful Halloween goodies, in this giveaway.

  83. Dena Cottrell says:

    Another fun Halloween giveaway. Hope I win

  84. Maura says:

    Goblins and brownies and bats, oh my!

  85. Sue S says:

    Always inspired by your projects, especially halloween!

  86. Sieglinde Nix says:

    WHO doesn’t love Halloween and all the awesome projects!!!!! Goblins & brownies !are sometimes forgotten characters during Halloween. Love this giveaway@

  87. Phoebe Diamond says:

    The tree, the tree!!!

  88. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome projects! Fun brownie images! They are so delightful!
    Love all the Tim Holtz products you carry! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize!

  89. Emily N. says:

    really fun Halloween giveaway! Would love to win it!

  90. Diana says:

    Love everything here! Gotta have thar tree! EEK!!!

  91. Me Pugh says:

    The bat cutouts are totally Halloween-ee.

  92. Thalia Kottke says:

    Those little guys are just too cute.

  93. Karen Mallory says:

    What a wonderful project and giveaway!!!

  94. Wanda Pilder says:

    Wonderful images for Halloween displays!

  95. Leslie Hanson says:

    I love the tree!

  96. Ohhhhhh yes…i love Halloween

  97. Mary-Ann says:

    Tim Holtz products are awesome!

  98. Patti Flasch says:

    Thanks to Ms. Lora for the inspiration, and to Alpha Stamps for giving us the opportunity to enter these drawings!

  99. Gina Goodling says:

    Yikes, it’s all scary, but in a very artzy way!Would love to create with all your new products, Laura!

  100. Kathleen Cole says:

    I always love the Halloween stuff – wish we could have it forever!

  101. Carol Slowik says:

    Tim Holtz and Lora Mahaffey…How can you go wrong!

  102. Marilyn H says:

    Love the goblin plaques and the giveaway.

  103. Jo says:

    I love this new Halloween treat! The gravestones are so cool!

  104. Diana Bittaker says:

    Love those little goblins- must have them!

  105. Lorna E. says:

    The goblin projects are great, nice bit of whimsy.

  106. Barbara says:

    Goblins are cool … looks like another great Halloween give-away!

  107. Charlene says:

    So cute!

  108. Karen says:

    Looks like another creative giveaway – thank you for the chance to be selected.

  109. Michelle says:

    That tree… that tree calls to me. And the bats? I love it.

  110. Debra Gibson says:

    Holy Cow ! I would love to win this giveaway !!!!

  111. nan says:

    There you’ve done it again! Another chance to win such great goodies! It’s fun to join the giveaways even if I don’t win. I’m excited for the person who does. I would love to see their creativity with your giveaways.

  112. Laura says:

    Love it all!!

  113. Sylvia L. says:

    I love all the Halloween projects & giveaways-they’re all unique & special in their own way.

  114. Lori Wilczek says:

    The goblins and brownies are adorable! Great Giveaway.

  115. Jo says:

    wOW!! Goblins!!! Yeah!!!!

  116. Paula Miller says:

    brownies & goblins & a tree…oh my!

  117. Rabbit says:

    I adore Brownies! Never knew that they were created by a Mason and most of the stories had morals for ‘upright living,’ but they’re so cute!

  118. Mary says:

    What a wonderful kit! It all goes together so well!

  119. Lori D. says:

    Love. Love. Love!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  120. Karen says:

    Wonderful treat for Halloween!I would love to win this. Thank you for doing all the wonderful give a ways.