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While the Cat’s Away – Final Day: Rose Cafe

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Hey, it’s Day 7 of the While the Cat’s Away Giveaways! And today’s theme is Rose Cafe.

I really like this group. The scrapbook papers that started my process are so much prettier than I expected. And any chance to trot out a vintage French theme is fine by me. Plus (to go with the old letters and envelopes on a couple of the papers), I found a rubber stamp with French handwriting (not in the kit, but see below for a photo/link).

Starting with the big items in the kit:

Rose Cafe 12×12 Collection Pack
A big set that includes 18 double-sided 12″ x 12″ papers (2 each of 9 sheets) and a sheet of cardstock stickers, in a beautiful mix of French blue, tile designs and yellow roses.

French Floral Collage Rubber Stamp
An Alpha Stamps exclusive collaged stamp; just a bit larger than an ATC (so you can stamp a full bleed off the edges of your ATC).

TWO new sets of velvety mulberry paper flowers:
Teastained Dahlias – Nightfall
Petite Teastained Cream Pansies and Leaves

Paris Printed Book Covers
Beautiful, heavy chipboard covers with printing (that looks like a vintage leather book… the embossing is only printed but looks real). Punch holes for binding or use “as is” for an accordion-folded book.

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

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 Rose Cafe Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (January 1st or 2nd, 2015) by midnight Friday night (PST). (Happy New Year!)

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 THIS SUNDAY to see who won and to see what’s in the January Kit!

Hey, who won the Time Traveler’s Memories Kit Giveaway? That would be Kristie! 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, January 1st, 2015

154 responses to “While the Cat’s Away – Final Day: Rose Cafe”

  1. Darlene says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!!!!!

  2. Lynn says:

    Oh, the best for last … This is really my kit! Thanks! 🙂

  3. Helen Potter says:

    Love the mulberry paper flowers. This is a beautiful kit.

  4. Laure Janus says:

    Such a yummy kit, it’s started me dreaming of times gone by.

  5. Carol Slowik says:

    I absolutely love the color’s in this kit! Please pick me.

  6. Shelley says:

    Love this beauty! Pick me! Please!

  7. jennifer j says:

    Absolutely love the blues. You have had a lot of great stuff. Hope the staff are having great holidays!

  8. Lorna E. says:

    So much fun seeing a new giveaway/kit every day this week. Thanks for putting together these wonderful goodies.

  9. Karen N says:

    Oooo la la!

  10. kim says:

    Gorgeous! I am really going to have to plan my crafty budget to spend some here! Love your stuff!~kim

  11. Sharon McDonagh says:

    Maybee the final time is the charm…pick my name!

  12. Marilyn H says:

    I’d love to win this giveaway. Pick me! Pick me! LOL

  13. Kim says:

    Oh, wow! This is beautiful! I’m ordering the kit!

  14. Karen says:

    Nice kit.

  15. I LOVE anything French! Hope I win!!

  16. Lu L. says:

    Beautiful! I especially like the chipboard covers!

  17. Jackie says:

    Oooo lovely! 🙂

  18. Francine perri says:

    Love love love everything would love to win

  19. Verna stapleton says:

    Ooooo, grey and cream. So pretty. Thanks for another wonderful kit!

  20. Regina Salvador says:

    Beautiful dahlias and pansies!

  21. Gina H. says:

    Oh my gosh! This is my absolute FAVORITE! I love the book covers especially!

  22. Diane D. says:

    Happy New Year! Love all the colors in this Kit. Thank you for the chance to win!!

  23. Melissa T says:

    I love this collection so much. I was lucky enough to travel to Paris several years ago and it still is my happy place! Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Paulanne says:

    Sounds like a great give away. I love your kits, too. Happy New a Year!

  25. barbara macaskill says:

    LOVELOVELOVE the colors and patterns in this kit!! You totally rocked this one!! I have to say that this is my absolute favorite kit out of all of them!!! Would be happy to win these goodies!! Thank you and I hope your New Year’s Eve was fun!

  26. barbara macaskill says:

    I shared the giveaway on FB here:

    Had to use the picture for the Cat’s Away Log and added the link in my description!

  27. Sokat says:

    Paris in the spring.never been but a girl can dream

  28. Lina says:


  29. Susan Laura says:

    Love this kit. Your site is great and I hope I win.

  30. Lori D. says:

    Happy New Year! I love your giveaways. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  31. gail gill says:

    Ooh LA LA. Love the freckles !!

  32. Holly Day says:

    REally nice!

  33. Stefanie says:

    More gorgeousness!! Fantastic giveaway :o)

  34. Joan Harsha says:

    I really want this.

  35. Debbie Peysen says:

    Happy New Year. This kit is my favorite. They all have been great but this one is on the mark for me

    Thank you

  36. Russell says:

    Very nice!

  37. DebR says:

    Happy New Year! Wonderful kit, love the French theme. Thanks for all these wonderful giveaways Alpha Stamps!

  38. Jennie says:

    So pretty!

  39. Michelle says:

    That stamp is gorgeous.

  40. Marge McInerny says:

    Love this kit. Nice start to 2015

  41. Lynn fox says:

    Me! Me! Please let my luck change!

  42. DebR says:

    Just blogged about your giveaway: Thank you for all of these wonderful giveaways Alpha Stamps and congratulations to all of the lucky winners!

  43. Emily N. says:

    Would love to start the year by winning this great giveaway!

  44. linda says:

    So sweet!

  45. Cherie says:

    Love this kit!

  46. Shannon says:

    What a beautiful kit!

  47. Karen Mallory says:

    Another gorgeous giveaway and kit. You have such beautiful and fun things!!

  48. Marilyn Fishwick says:

    Oh the colors are lovely in this kit and I love the french theme and old script. Perfection!

  49. taradid says:

    These giveaways are just amazing – what a gorgeous kit!

  50. Amy D says:

    What a beautiful kit you put together!

  51. l.b. sejourne says:

    Tres jolie! I love this kit!

  52. Sandy says:

    Another good one!

  53. Natasha says:

    Again, so beautiful!

  54. Corinne Marie says:

    Wow such French vintage at its best!!

  55. Dennis Lawrence says:

    This is another beautiful kit and giveaway. Happy New Year!

  56. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Rose Cafe Kit Giveaway, especially the Paris Printed Book Covers, the beautiful papers and the French Floral Collage stamp!! How fun!!

  57. Leslie Hanson says:


  58. Susan M. L. says:

    This is a beautiful way to fake a trip to Paris!

  59. Laura Turner says:

    Such a beautiful kit! Happy New Year! (Your button is on my blog so please enter me twice! Thanks!)

  60. Jo says:

    Love the romance of this kit!
    Happy New Year!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. Ann says:

    beautiful kit. The colors are perfect

  62. Kate Jones says:

    Would love to win. Thanking you.

  63. Nancy S says:

    Wonderful kit with great images,lots of ideas!

  64. Juniper says:

    This is Fun!

  65. SandiC says:

    My favorite color combo — what bliss!!

  66. I love everything French……wonderful!

  67. Sylvia L. says:

    A beautiful giveaway; the papers especially are very understated & elegant. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  68. beautiful collection… the papers

  69. Rabbit says:

    I love butterflies: they are definitely a symbol of transformation and appropriate to the new year. Love this kit!

  70. Jean Marmo says:

    Wow – absolutely love these papers and am thinking of what I could do with them!!

  71. orianna says:

    oh la la

  72. Pam Weiler says:

    I love this giveaway. Please pick me random guy:)

  73. Jackie says:

    What a wonderfully romantic kit!

  74. Joan says:

    A beautiful kit.

  75. Patricia Worth says:

    I love the flowers and the thought out kit. Hoping to be picked <3 <3 <3

  76. Jeff says:


  77. Noreen says:

    Lovely vintage looking things. I’m going to miss the mice! Happy New Year!

  78. Jeri says:

    These colors are lovely!

  79. Ginette says:

    Parlez-vous francais?

  80. Ritva says:

    Oh! Beautiful stuff!

  81. Laura K says:

    What a gorgeous giveaway to start the year! These are great colors. In the past, I have used one of the gorgeous winter backgrounds, like the one featured in this giveaway, with great results.

  82. Nicole Austin says:

    beautiful kit! fingers crossed. 🙂

  83. Leanne S says:

    ooh pretty. 🙂

  84. Denise Bryant says:

    very pretty kit!

  85. Marty P says:

    Paris dreaming!!

  86. Jackie Barth says:

    Lovely – I would love to win it.

  87. Christine V says:

    What a lovely grouping! I have a French friend I’d so enjoy working on this kit with! Happy New Year’s wishes and thank you for all the fun.

  88. Pflasch says:

    What a great group. Happy New Year and thanks for a wonderful year of inspiration.

  89. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I’m waiting for the roses to arrive.

  90. susan higgins says:

    love it!!!!!!

  91. marybeth i says:

    Roses always remind me of my grandmother!

  92. Caroline Lawson says:

    Love the French theme, great giveaway.

  93. Mary Mac says:

    Great way to start the new year. Just Beautiful.

  94. Shartl says:

    Oh, I love the blue and yellow color combo of rose cafe. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  95. Carmen says:

    The best giveaway this year!

  96. Linda Chidster says:

    What BEAUTIFUL Giveaway!!
    Thanks for the Chance to WIN!!!
    Happy NEW Year!!!

  97. Kathy Bumb says:

    What a gorgeous giveaway as are all of your fabulous prizes. Your supplies are the most extensive of any online store that I know of. Keep up the great work and have a wonderful New Year.

  98. OMG !!! Love this, love the blues, and especially the dolls, this the best of all I do believe, oh, heck I will take any of them, who am I teasing !!!
    Happy n\New Year to you all, you’re the best !

  99. Miss Iowa says:

    I dream of Paris in the winter. Great kit, love the flowers especially. Thanks for all the great drawings this week.

  100. Carole Carlson says:

    Really pretty. Happy New Year!

  101. Rosemary Sharon says:

    I love those book covers and all the other awesome pieces. I love to make journals and what fun I could have with this kit. Love it…..the romance…the vintage feel….the worn and used look of the covers…

  102. sheryl penland says:

    lovely way to start the new year! Love it!

  103. Sweetpea Studio says:

    This is beautiful!!

  104. Carrie j says:

    So pretty!

  105. Jeanne Kelly says:

    What fun! I’m loving the cat’s away give always!

  106. Books and their parts who could ask for anything more?

  107. Gail Klein says:

    These giveaways keep getting better and better! Love the idea of book covers and lots of other goodies!

  108. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I would love to make a beautiful mini album from all of the goodness in this giveaway kit.

  109. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    love roses everything! mahalo for the op to win! happy new year!

  110. Luanne Shoup says:

    I belong in Paris…..

  111. Angie says:

    Love this kit!

  112. Rose L says:

    How very Parisian!

  113. cheryl foster says:

    Beautiful !

  114. KIM says:

    Enjoyed all While the Cat’s Away giveaways.
    This is my favorite , though.
    Thanks Alpha Stamps.

  115. Deb E. says:

    Love it!

  116. Nan says:

    All the kits have been so pretty. I would have enjoyed any of them! But do hope to get this one! 🙂

  117. Arminta says:

    Another great kit and fun giveaways all week.

  118. Jen R says:

    Happy New Year!

  119. Phyllis says:

    Lovely! Reminds me of my daughter who lives in Paris.

  120. Dawn says:

    One more chance to win a beautiful kit. Thanks so much for making these available!

  121. Heather says:

    There are so many ways to use the collage rubber stamp. The door is very unique!

  122. Jen Beksel says:

    How lovely! Happy New Year to all!

  123. Kay W says:

    I love this kit!

  124. Missy says:

    Such a beautiful collection to give away !!!

  125. Gilda says:

    What a beautiful kit!

  126. Beth Williams says:

    Truly lovely kit-I like everything about it.The papers and the stamp are luscious.

  127. Jill Whalen says:

    As always, super cute and cool!

  128. Gabrielle says:


  129. Diana says:

    Oui!!!! S’il vous plait!!!!

  130. Debra Gibson says:

    Oh! I love anything that is Paris !! What a great giveaway ! Hope I win this one !! Thank You for the chance!

  131. Cindy Svoboda says:

    Very, very nice. Love anything vintage.

  132. Rhonda Bjelan says:

    I live all things French and all things vintage and this is such a beautiful kit. So well put together!
    Although I live in Australia am still hoping this giveaway applies to us.
    Thank you

  133. Starqueen says:

    Oh la la! I am dreaming of being at the Rose Cafe tonight! Thank you and Happy New Year!

  134. Barbara says:

    So beautiful – best so far! What a great way to start the new year!

  135. Kathleen Cole says:

    Beautiful and elegant!

  136. Mary Pendergrass says:

    What a beautiful kit. Especially love the book covers.

  137. angelic says:

    Beautiful vintage French collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

  138. Mary G says:

    Oh, please send me to Paris for the winter!

  139. Jo Ellen says:

    Kewl Giveaway!!!!

  140. Theresa G. says:

    This giveaway may be my favorite! I am WILD for the Bo Bunny papers!!!!

  141. Lori Wilczek says:

    Vintage French look. I love it!

  142. Pat Shaw says:

    Just love this Rose Café theme. Thanks for the chance to win!

  143. Susan says:

    Happy New Year! I never win – please make me out to be a liar with this gorgeous collection. Thank You.

  144. Olivia HODOROWSKI says:

    Happy New Year. Love anything roses or French, doesn’t everyone????

  145. MaggieM says:

    Love the French-theme giveaway! Beautiful colors! You definitely saved the best for last! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  146. Ramona says:

    Tres bien and rose-alicious!

  147. Karen says:

    Beautiful collection for a giveaway as always. Good stuff for something new this year!

  148. Kimberly says:

    Happy New year, and thanks for another opportunity to win one of your wonderful giveaways!

  149. Barbara Nekic says:

    Your collection is just beautiful. I would love to have it to play with. BB

  150. Kim says:

    Last chance. Fingers crossed. Here kitty kitty kitty.

  151. sheilaAR says:

    Favorite one yet…la vie en rose…lovely Parisian visions

  152. Pam S says:

    Love the papers, blue is my favorite color.