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Steampunk and Ocean Blue and Skeletons, too?

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Newsletters, Rhea Freitag, Sale, Star-Crossed Lovers Kit, Valentine's Day

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.

Just one announcement: ALL of the Valentines & Romance Collage Sheets are ON SALE for 35% off! That’s 50 Collage Sheets! On Sale through Sunday, February 1st. (The Love Letter Tags Collage Sheet is shown at left, and at right are the Tinted Beauties and Victorian Sentiment Collage Sheets.)

Those sweet (and beautifully aged) Longing Lovers Altered Cards, at right, are by Design Team Member Rhea Freitag — using papers and collage sheet images from the Star-Crossed Lovers Kit and Star-Crossed Lovers Add-On Kit.

Sadly for us, this will be Rhea’s last project with us as an Alpha Stamps Design Team Member. We’ve greatly enjoyed having Rhea on the Design Team — for years! She will truly be missed!

We hope to have her come back as a future Guest Designer from time-to-time. Best wishes and lots of love to you Rhea!

And after perusing many of Rhea’s past projects (like this shrine, and this gorgeous book, and this By the Sea Shadowbox, too!), I’ve settled on her Steampunk Skeleton Theatre (to highlight AND to build a little mini kit around).

Mini Steampunk Skeleton Theatre FREE Gift Kit

I’ve created a mini collage sheet with images sized for making your own theatre, but in a miniature size with one of the Mini Chipboard Fireplace Mantel Die-Cuts! (And I’ve added a couple of the new 12mm Antique Bronze & Silver Gears, too)!


Hooray! A Aqua and Rust Giveaway!

This list of Giveaway parts is short, but still very sweet!

I started with an entire pack (24 sheets) of the Studio 6×6 Paper Pack:
A painterly group of papers with a mix of ocean blue, butterflies and rusty vintage antiques. 24 doubled-sided 6″ x 6″ sheets; 4 each of 6 designs. See below for a wide swath of overlapping papers from the pack.

(Psst! plus there’s a bonus: the back of the cover sheet has a mini version of the ephemera sheet that’s included in the larger Studio 12×12 Collection Pack! It’s shown in the bottom half of the photo at right… with the butterflies.)

Then I added one of the new Mini Steampunk Skeleton Theatre Gift Kits (including an exclusive new mini collage sheet with images sized for making your own theatre (like Rhea’s shown above), but in a miniature size, and using one of the Mini Chipboard Fireplace Mantel Die-Cuts! The die-cut is included in the kit and I’ve added a couple of the new 12mm Antique Bronze & Silver Gears, too!)

To enter the Aqua and Rust 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, January 30, 2015)!

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 Sanctuary Giveaway? That would be Janet Turner! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, January 29th, 2015

128 responses to “Steampunk and Ocean Blue and Skeletons, too?”

  1. Riquelle says:

    Love creating worlds within this world, Yay for imagination!

  2. linda lee says:

    Wow, this is all SO inspiring!

  3. Holly Day says:

    Amazing! I really hope you put all of your giveaways up for sale at the end of the year like you did last year!

  4. Lu L. says:

    I really like those 6×6 papers that you have included in this giveaway. I’d love to win!

  5. Liz Miller says:

    Very all of the colors!

  6. gloria stafford says:

    Love the Steampunk Theatre!

  7. Gail says:

    The possibilities are endless, would love to
    win and expand my mind.

  8. Lou Anne says:

    I love everything you do! Aqua and rust? Perfect.

  9. I love Steampunk I so want to win Thank you

  10. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Aqua and Rust Giveaway!! Just my colors!!

  11. Carol Feiner says:

    Love steampunk + skeletons! Great combination.

  12. Emily N says:

    Love that steampunk stuff!!

  13. barbara macaskill says:

    LOVE the colors and that paper pack and the gears have me smiling from ear to ear!! Sorry to hear that Rhea will not be on the DT! She will be missed! LOVE her work!

  14. Diana Bittaker says:

    Beautiful and fantastic combination! I’m so inspired!

  15. Vicki says:

    Love the papers! Anything in blue! 🙂

  16. Diane Radcliffe says:

    I started a steampunk album ages ago, I need this kit for the inspiration to finish it. Aloha.

  17. Susan Loomis says:

    I love that paper pack – not that I need any more paper!

  18. kim says:

    Love the colors! I am so in awe of all the gorgeous things collected and presented. So amazing and fun!~kim

  19. Nancy S says:

    Love anything Steampunk,these colors are luscious!

  20. Robin Withrow says:

    my daughter would go mad for this, she is in love with all things steampunk.

  21. Kathy Robinson says:

    Amazing inspiration! As usual…. 🙂

  22. Jennie says:


  23. Miss Iowa says:

    Love the miniature size–probably good for ATCs. Thanks!

  24. Jackie Barth says:

    Great colors. Hope I win this great giveaway.

  25. Traci says:

    Great projects we will miss you Rhea-love seeing your inspiration using Alpha Stamp products.

  26. Faith says:

    Scrumptious colours and so many bits and pieces to create the world within my imagination!
    Alpha Stamps another amazing kit!

  27. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love this steampunk giveaway. Love making theaters.

  28. Nicole Austin says:

    great color combination! i love the various images, too!

  29. Yvette LeBlanc says:


  30. Jean Marmo says:

    This Aqua and Rust is calling me! We have a cottage on a lake and these are the perfect colors for that. Love all the bits and pieces and could see making something fun!

  31. Sandy says:

    Love all that is in this kit!

  32. Stefanie says:

    Good luck in the future Rhea – do hope to see you as guest designer again soon. Fabulous giveaway – would love to try the mini theatre kit :o)

  33. Yolanda says:

    Love this giveaway;all my favourite colours too.

  34. teri steele says:

    You know me…gotta try for anything theater related. In mini form, even better! Love it.

  35. Diane D. says:

    So sorry to see Rhea is leaving the Design Team her work is amazing and she will truly be missed. Thanks again for another fantastic Giveaway. Good Luck Rhea!

  36. Nancy says:

    love the altered cards

  37. Marilyn H says:

    Beautiful altered cards and love the giveaway.

  38. Gilda says:

    Beautiful give away. Love the aqua and rust.

  39. Alice H says:

    It is always inspiring to see how the patterns and colors are put together!

  40. Betsy Skagen says:

    Oh! Those colors! They are so lush. Drool-worthy really. I recently redid my studio in teal and rust and love, love, love the combination.

  41. Gabrielle says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!

  42. DebR says:

    Wonderful project by Rhea and so sorry to see her leaving the Alpha Stamps DT. Wishing her every success in her new endeavours and thanks for another wonderful giveaway Alpha Stamps, love the skellies and the theater!

  43. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous giveaway! Rhea’s projects will be missed!

  44. Great combination package…..lots of great design ideas!! The aqua and rust just enhance each other……thanks for the opportunity to throw my name in the hat!

  45. Roxanne says:

    wonderful new giveaway….yes yes..please enter me…and I love the new collage sheets….so curious! 🙂

  46. Megan Warren says:

    Love the colors and the mini chipboard fireplace mantel die cuts have endless possibilities. Everything from theater for scrapping children’s plays, Christmas and of course this beautiful creation of yours.

  47. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    steampunk is my thing

  48. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome prize! Love aqua and rust!

  49. Willow says:

    Love this collection! Amazing mix of death and beauity.

  50. Jan says:

    I love everything steampunk!

  51. Noreen says:

    Totally love the Steampunk Skeleton Theater!

  52. Regina Salvador says:


  53. Ginette says:

    Death will dance.

  54. Mary Mac says:

    Love this theme and the colors are just gorgeous.

  55. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, so cool! Such an amazing collection … would be thrilled to win. Thanks so much for the chance!!

  56. J. Street says:

    So, I guess I’m too late to try to get that gorgeous paper?

  57. MaggieM says:

    I’m a huge Steampunk creationist! Great giveaway! Count me in:) I will miss Rhea’s creative contributions to your design team, but since I follow her blog, I’m hoping I won’t miss out on her fantastic projects:)

  58. Kathy Sorensen says:

    I love the Steampunk.

  59. Edith says:

    sorry to see Rhea go. the theatre is my fav
    but then I’ve never been at a loss finding
    great Items for my creations on your web- site

  60. Carmen says:

    Love all the goodies in this fabulous giveaway…especially the steampunk and filigree. The altered cards and the theater are great inspiration projects; really nicely done ladies!

  61. Kathie Morgan says:

    The Aqua and rust combination is fabulous! My creative brain is jumping up and down with joy!! Thanks

  62. Olivia HODOROWSKI says:

    Looks like something I’d really like to try. Thanks.

  63. KIM says:

    Interesting giveaway.
    Steampunk make your mind wonder????

  64. Donna Day says:

    Wow! I just love anything steampunk! Love the idea.

  65. Honey says:

    Love this too! So many great ideas.

  66. cathrine bolin says:


  67. Diana says:

    Oooh my gears are spinning! All the inspiration!

  68. Daylan says:

    Steampunk forever! Thank you for another opportunity!

  69. Norma Karter says:

    I love it.

  70. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I am drooling over this giveaway and holding my breath until the notice comes that I am the winner. Just ask for Old Blue Girl.

  71. Carrie Jacquin says:

    Fun stuff!

  72. Jill Noblitt says:

    Oh this is yummy! Love it!!!

  73. Jo Ellen says:

    I do love my skeletons!!!!

  74. Dena Cottrell says:

    Would love to win!

  75. Joy says:

    Love the aqua and rust colors together. I just started playing around with the steampunk theme, its so much fun!

  76. Angie says:

    Love it!

  77. Jen R says:

    Love this theme!

  78. orianna says:

    aqua and rust make a good color wheel.

  79. Shanna says:

    The new goodies look awesome. I love the ATCs!

  80. Cowabunga – love the projects and the giveaway – what more could I ask for?

  81. Bonita says:

    I get so inspired with all the wonderful projects!

  82. Angelic says:

    great project and love the collection!

  83. Kim Rayko says:

    OMG! Love this one! Great colors! Wierd + wonderful at the same time!

  84. Cg says:

    LOVE the product, LOVE the ideas and LOVE the giveaways!!!

  85. phoebe diamond says:

    Looks fun, love skeletons.

  86. Pam Weiler says:

    Love steampunk and love the colors! Thank you again for the giveaway.

  87. Maria says:

    The papers look cool. Thanks.

  88. Cindy Fitch says:

    Love the steampunk colors of the paper. This project has sparked my imagination.

  89. Gail Klein says:

    I just love Steampunk and everything else you are giving away! Hope I win!

  90. Debra Gibson says:

    Love this kit !! They have all been very pretty though !! Love the chance to win this one !! Thank You Alpha Stamps !!!

  91. Karen N. says:

    This Aqua and rust giveaway is gorgeous! It would be so wonderful to win!

  92. Michelle says:

    This is a beautiful kit. I Love skeletons. The shadow box theater is particularly wonderful in this newsletter; really beautiful. (Gear and skele biases aside; it would still be beautiful.) I think the subdued colors work nicely together. Good choices.

  93. Beth Williams says:

    Wow-this is fantastic! I love everything about it-thank you so much for a chance to win.

  94. Kristi says:

    Those colors are amazing. Thanks!

  95. Arlene Groepper says:


  96. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Steampunk is great and I love how it is used in this project.

  97. Love your site. Love your finely edited collection. Would LOVe to be a Design Team member, but haven’t been one before. Maybe I’ll take this year to get more familiar before I audition for a spot on the team. It would make me really happy/nervous/alive.
    hoping to win, and thnks for being you and in my life, now.
    Tina in San Diego

  98. Paulanne says:

    This looks fun! Pick me please.

  99. Birgit says:

    Lovely giveaway — thanks for the chance! 🙂

  100. Shelby says:

    FANTASTIC!! My favourites!! 🙂

  101. Nancy S says:

    Truly amazing!

  102. Elizabeth H. says:

    Love the items, great giveaway!

  103. Carol Slowik says:

    Beautiful colors, beautiful people. You will be missed Rhea.

  104. Jen says:

    I love the color scheme, and the theme is one of my favorites!

  105. Jackie says:

    Those colors are fab together!

  106. Amanda Miller says:

    This is so pretty.I love the new mini glass domes!

  107. Rosemary Sharon says:

    I love the papers…..not really into skeletons but I can start…..maybe some romantic skeletons?……that works.

  108. Penny Shukan says:

    Those colors are MINE! And I just love the elements of this giveaway. Fingers crossed.

  109. Kathleen Cole says:

    Steampunk! Steampunk! Steampunk! I am SO into Steampunk! I wear Steampunk clothes and have Steampunk decorations in my house. And with skeletons, too? I have died and gone to heaven. Please pick me!

  110. LeAnn says:

    This is the coolest! I love the Steampunk/skeleton combination.

  111. Leslie Dean says:

    So into mixed media right now and this would be perfect! Love all the goodies, especially the paper!

  112. Me Pugh says:

    Another great set with loads of idea’s.

  113. Lorna E. says:

    Love Rhea’s work and hope she drops by Alpha stamps again once in a while. Really love the new Studio paper, gorgeous colours and theme.

  114. Jo says:

    Love this theme! Spooky and romantic!

  115. Kristie says:

    Love Ken’s new papers! Great kit.

  116. Can’t have enough Steampunk! Great giveaway!

  117. Barbara says:

    Great colors!! Love steampunk

  118. Deborah says:

    Who doesn’t love Steampunk? I’ve been delighted by that style for several years when I first saw it around Halloween…who doesn’t love Halloween? The Alpha Stamps “offerings” are amazing and so generous….thank you for sharing.

  119. want to win this so bad I love steampunk and the colors are awesome

  120. Sokat says:

    These colors are so soothing. There is something very liberating about steampunk. Bring it on

  121. Lana says:

    Simply smashing!!!

  122. Thalia Kottke says:

    I love the colors.

  123. Dawn says:

    Another beautiful kit! Thanks for all of these wonderful opportunities.

  124. Marcie Aspras says:

    Would love to win and put these pieces together in some great art!!!

  125. Lori D. says:

    You have the best giveaways! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  126. sheilaAR says:

    Would love to win, aqua and rust quite favorite colors. Will miss Rhea and wish her all the best !! Xoxoxo