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While the Cat’s Away Day 5: Serenity

Filed under Cat's Away... 2014, French Vintage/Belle Epoque, Giveaways, Kits, Newsletters, Sale

Hey, it’s Day 5 of the While the Cat’s Away Giveaways! And today’s theme is Serenity.

I love the dark, rich colors in this kit. I started with three 12″ x 12″ scrapbook papers (with patterns including peonies — or maybe those are stylized poppies? — and paper lanterns). Then added coordinating black-enameled metal pendants (more like cabochons as they’re flat on the back and have artwork already glued in… a set of 5 including some filigree ones with rhinestone highlights) and a set of die-cut cardstock journaling cards (a big set in various sizes… 21 pieces).

Beside those papers, journaling cards and black metal bits (which are only available in this kit), I’ve used up the remaining stock on some items for this kit, like the Red Chinese Lantern Jingle Bells.

The kit also includes 3 collage sheets, that have just been put On Sale:
Japanese Women Collage Sheet
Cleo de Merode ATCs Collage Sheet
Caroline Otero Collage Sheet

See the Serenity Kit page for a detailed list of all the items and more photos.

 Related Goodies (not included in the kit) – ALL On Sale!

Eastern Lanterns Die-Cut Chipboard

Geishas Collage Sheet

Fancy Flourish Clear Stamp

Cleo Collage Sheet

Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways 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 Serenity Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (December 30, 2014) by midnight (PST).

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 previous day’s winner. So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 5 of the Sales & Giveaways!

Hey, who won the Beach House Cards Giveaway? That would be Lavender Dreams! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

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 1/5/15) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 7! 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 30th, 2014

121 responses to “While the Cat’s Away Day 5: Serenity”

  1. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    How elegant. I would love to win this kit.
    Thanks for your generosity.

  2. Karen says:

    After a horrible 2014, I need a little serenity in my life.

  3. SW says:

    I really like the elegance of this kit.

  4. Rosemary Sharon says:

    I love this kit…..the colors are so dramatic and classic… it….love it…..would give my teeth (not really maybe) to win this.

  5. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Fancy, lovely ladies.

  6. Gail Gill says:

    There are so many cool items in this kit… I would love it and hug it and call it George 🙂

  7. Beth Williams says:

    Know I sure could use a dose of Serenity right about now. This kit is luscious!

  8. Lori Gesing says:

    Serenity looks like a pretty amazing giveaway!

  9. Lu L. says:

    Serene, yet mysterious and exotic at the same time! Love all of the embellishments in this kit!

  10. Willow says:

    Another great collection. And a great peice to start the new year. Thanx alpha stamps!

  11. Virginia Smith says:

    A beautiful kit! I love all the elements included. Thank you for offering this to win!

  12. Emily Shelby says:

    I have been following this site & blog for about 5 years now & I love it as much today as then!! Great kit…pick me! 🙂

  13. Patti Flasch says:

    What a beautiful kit! I love the colors!

  14. Sweetpea Studio says:

    Stunning colors!

  15. Liane Ceglar says:

    Love the colors in this Giveaway….great embellishments !!!!!

  16. Emily N. says:

    Lots of beautiful things!

  17. Beth Williams says:

    Took time to read the whole post. Should have been doing this all week long-sorry about that.

  18. great collection… u guys….

  19. Jeff says:

    I am in need of serenity

  20. Karen says:

    I am always excited to see the new giveaway and this one is, as always, a wonderful collection. Great way to start the New Year!

  21. cheryl foster says:

    I love these kits !

  22. michele s says:

    well, okay. now I think I might like this one the best! well done! xo

  23. Noreen says:

    This has such a great Victorian look! I’m going to kind of regret having the cat come back! Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Chris H. says:

    Who couldn’t use a little serenity after the craziness of the holidays?!

    The lantern idea is very appropriate as Chinese new year or spring festival is in Feb 2015.

  25. Francine perri says:

    Love it hope I win

  26. Kim says:

    What beautiful colors. I love this kit.

  27. Lynn fox says:

    Simply elegant! Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. kathy says:

    I REALLY like this kit. It’s right up my alley.

  29. Mary Mac says:

    Not only do I love the colors but the oriental theme is just gorgeous.

  30. Holly Day says:

    Really beautiful kit!

  31. J. Ferreira says:

    This serenity kit is just beautiful!

  32. Leanne S says:

    Wow — I love the colors and the oriental theme (I know, it’s a sub-theme, but still). Lovely kit!

  33. Ann says:

    Ooooh, what a scrumptious giveaway!! Love the rich colors and Asian accents. Thanks for the chance to win….wishin’ & hopin’!!

  34. KIM says:

    Best Cat’s Away give away yet!
    Thanks Alpha Stamps
    Good luck everyone.

  35. angelic says:

    This collection has beautiful color combination. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Ronda Liebert says:

    The reds are gorgeous – and I love the pictures you have included. Thanks for chance to win. (but I ordered my own, just in case)

  37. Ann C. says:

    These colors are really inspiring, what a great kit!

  38. LeAnn says:

    Beautiful – Thank you!

  39. barbara macaskill says:

    Serenity is something that I am desperately seeking!! Would love to have this serene kit on it’s way to me so I can say I have found my Serenity!
    LOVE the Eastern lanterns die cut chipboard pieces and the rainbow spheres in a tube!! Yummy!

  40. Wow really awesome kit!!

  41. Sandy says:

    I love anything with an Asian flair!

  42. Dennis Lawrence says:

    Love Rhea’s “birdsong” collages (seen in Gallery) using the Japanese women collage sheets. Great inspiration! This Serenity kit has a warm, elegant feel to it.

  43. Jackie P N says:

    Congrats Lavender dreams!
    Another great giveaway!

  44. Laure Janus says:

    Serenity? Who doesn’t need a little serenity right about now? Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Carrie j says:

    Serenity now!

  46. How beautiful! And I’m SO happy to be the winner for yesterday’s amazing giveaway! Thank you! Hugs, Lavender Dreamer Diane

  47. Lou Anne says:

    Ah, serenity! Just what I need.

  48. Jennie says:

    Lovely ladies!

  49. Lorna E. says:

    Beautiful kit.

  50. Sara says:

    I love this. My mother had many Japanese friends when I was growing up, and I loved the dolls, fans, and other beautiful things they had. This reminds me of all of those sweet ladies!

  51. Pam Senkler says:

    Perfect, I have a collection of kimono’s. What a happy surprise this would be.

  52. Deborah T says:

    Ahhhh sweet serenity!

  53. Mary Ann Smith says:

    Great kit. Love to win it.

  54. Sandy says:

    This is truly a lovely set.

  55. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    Just beautiful and classy!

  56. Gigi Jordan says:

    This give-away is so beautiful! Thank you, Gigi

  57. Miss Iowa says:

    AWESOME kit! My favorite color combo.

  58. Jen R says:

    Love the colors and the images. This is an awesome kit! Thank you

  59. DebR says:

    Beautiful exotic kit, lovely faces! Thanks and congrats to yesterday’s lucky winner!

  60. Shartl says:

    Love this beautiful Asian inspired kit and love all the giveaways this week!

  61. These giveaways are really great! Hope you are having a fantastic Holiday and are relaxing, but I bet you never stop creating with that beautiful mind of yours!

  62. Debra Gibson says:

    Lovely ! Would love to win this one !! happy New year !!!

  63. Sokat says:

    I could use a little serenity after such a fast and furious holiday. Such an exotic look.

  64. Debra Gibson says:

    Don’t leave me out of this one !! I want to win so badly this would be a great addition !!

  65. Diana says:

    Beautiful ladies! Love the Asian inspired serenity!

  66. Jean Marmo says:

    Wow – this is so sweet!Would love to win this!

  67. Marcia says:

    I could use a little serenity about now!!!!

  68. Karen Mallory says:

    Some gorgeous things in this kit!! Love!

  69. Janet Ostridge says:

    Could I be so lucky as to when this wonderful kit?
    Thank you for offering these kits.

  70. DebR says:

    Just posted about your giveaway on my blog:
    Thanks as always Alpha Stamps!

  71. Verna stapleton says:

    Serenity is a perfect name for this grouping. Something we could all use a little more of.

  72. Barbara says:

    Love the colors and dreaming of serenity! Happy New Year to all!

  73. Rose L says:

    Oh how I love serenity!

  74. Ann says:

    I could use some serenity. This is a beautiful kit

  75. Russell says:

    This is a lovely kit, but if I won it I would most definitely not be serene. 🙂

  76. Jo says:

    Love the Victorian feel of this giveaway!
    So pretty!

  77. MaggieM says:

    What a lovely themed giveaway! We all could use a little serenity in our lives right about now. Many thanks for the generous giveaways you have been having:)

  78. Angie A. says:

    Awesome as always. Thanks so much!!

  79. Julie Benge says:

    I hope the theme of Serenity is mine for the New Year. I would love to win

  80. Carmen says:

    Love the Geisha collage sheet, and all the other goodies featured in this giveaway. Just beautiful!

  81. Rusty Davis says:

    I read through most of the posted messages and I agree with most of those who came before me. I love the merchandise I buy from Alpha Stamps. I traveled Japan and I always have a passion for Japanese styled art.

  82. Nicole Austin says:

    fun kit! i love the theme. 🙂

  83. Tammy Lemon says:

    I love this kit!! I love my subscription great products & service.

  84. Kay W says:

    What a beautiful kit!

  85. Brenda Lubrant says:

    This kit would be great some great mixed media canvases and some jewelry.

  86. Jan Korzenaskie says:


  87. Kim says:

    That cat is coming back soon. Hope I win this.

  88. Karen N says:

    Wow…this is a stunningly beautiful kit. Would love to win this!

  89. Joan says:

    What a lovely collection.

  90. Cindy Svoboda says:

    Another awesome kit. How nice to end 2014 and start off the new year with some new goodies. It would be wonderful.

  91. Irene says:

    Wow, this is a stunning kit. I would truly love to win this!
    Thanks for the opportunity,

  92. Erika N says:

    Is today my lucky day? We shall see. Great collection today!

  93. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Oh, I could really use some serenity.

  94. Lori D. says:

    Love it!!!

  95. Robin says:

    Looking for sweet “serenity” for my artistic expression…looks like I found it here!

  96. April Blue Colton says:

    An artistic test
    Serene beauty
    East and West

  97. Dawn says:

    Very cute kit. I would love to win it.

  98. Jackie says:

    I truly love the theme of this giveaway!

  99. Jill Noblitt says:

    Serenity now! I’d love to win!

  100. Jen says:

    I love it. I need it.

  101. Arminta says:

    Beautiful oriental lanterns!

  102. Oh ! I like , I want it, I need it !! We are in the freeze zone, I need a project, I like this, but beggars can’t be choosy !!! hee, hee !!
    thanks for all your creativity !

  103. Carole Carlson says:

    Ah, an Asian theme. One of my favorites!

  104. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    God grant me serenity and this kit! Mahalo for the op to win!

  105. I so love the Asian theme collage sheet! Have been looking for something along these lines for quite some time! Happy New Year to all!

  106. SandiC says:

    Thank you for a chance to win!

  107. You never cease to amaze us thanks again.

  108. Natasha says:

    Love this Kit! Hope I win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  109. Jackie Barth says:

    Lovely kit!

  110. Jen C says:

    Wonderful kit! It’s been so fun to see what you come up with each day!

  111. Beth says:

    Love the colors and lines in this set, has an art nouveau feel…

  112. orianna says:

    wonderful dark colors

  113. DianeD says:

    Gorgeous way to start off the New Year!

  114. Laural says:

    My Birthday is today and I just got news I am going to be a first time Grandmother…This would be an extra gift for me..

  115. Cindy Fitch says:

    What a rich, gorgeous collection. Thank you for another great giveaway.

  116. taradid says:

    These giveaways just keep getting better and better! Thanks for the chance to own such awesomeness.

  117. Missy says:

    Love the beauty of this kit!!

  118. sheilaAR says:

    Stunning colors will make beautiful art!

  119. Gail Klein says:

    Serenity truly describes this giveaway!!! Please give me a chance to win this beautiful collection!