Day 12 - 12 Days of Christmas

Sorry everyone - but I have nothing for you today. I've been super swamped trying to get some work done so I won't be working my entire vacation. It didn't allow me any time for creating. I will try to make it up for you after I complete my real work. Stupid work. :(

Please visit the other jolly bloggers though!




Day 11 - 12 Days of Christmas

Today is another digi day! I used Watchful Eye for today's offering and decided to get a little dark for ya! Enjoy!



Day 10 - 12 Days of Christmas

Oh my - so sorry everyone! i'm a day late on this one! I completely lost track of time - my family came into town and I seemed to have forgotten my project. Here is Day 10 - no worries if you can't comment. I won't count it against you when I tally up the entries for the prize. Thanks for stopping by anyway!

My offering for Day 10 is from Smeared Ink's Steampunk Christmas set. I used my watercolor pencils for the very first time. Whatcha think? I like them and think I'll be working with them again in the near future. :)

Happy hopping everyone!


Day 9 of 12 Days of Christmas

Sorry I'm late! I've got so much going on today that I completely forgot my post. I made these ornaments for my christmas tree. Two are Angels from Smeared Ink's Symbology of Angels set and the church is from the Holy City set. Hope you like them - I do have to say that the Muse Angel (wings pointed to the sky) is my favorite. I colored him with my new Copics and I love the way these markers work!

Enjoy your hop today!



Day 8 of 12 Days of Christmas

Helllloooooooo everyone! Wow - Day 12 is creeping up on us, isn't it? It always happens so fast! Today I bring you a not-so traditional card using a naughty image from our Femdom set. I colored her with a combination of my Copics and Prismacolor markers. The "You've Been Naughty" senti is also from the Femdom set.

Enjoy your hop today and I'll see you back on Day 9!



Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome back! Today I decided to go DIGITAL! I used one of Ike's freebie images - Xmas Troll (thanks IKE!) and some presents from the Gothic Christmas. I colored everything digital and added a swamp background. All of my photo manipulations and coloring were done in Photoshop. Hope you like it!

Enjoy the hop today!!



Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas

Good morning and Happy Day 6! I'm going to have to make this post a little short and to the point because I have a lot of things to get done today. Sorry! Here is my offering - I used the Steampunk Plague Doctor. Please don't forget to visit all the other wonderful Jolly Bloggers and leave them some love!



Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas

Howdy folks and welcome to DAY 5! We're almost to the half-way point which means Christmas is right around the corner! Are you guys ready?

Today I offer you a sweet little Stitchy Doll stuffed Stocking. I was inspired by Kelli's Day 3 project so I thought I'd make a stocking to hang on my tree. I colored my Stitchy Doll with Copics and pieced the stocking together using some Graphic45 paper. Then I added a bit of ribbon and sprayed the entire thing with gold glitter. The pictures aren't that great - for that I apologize. I think he looks better in person because the glitter doesn't get in the way. Anyhoo, enjoy your hopping today!

Oh yea, and I made this video just for you guys. Click at your own risk!
Merry Christmas Video



Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas!

Welcome to Day 4 everyone! At this rate December is just going to fly by! I can't believe how fast it's happening and I still have so much to do before the holiday!

Here is my day 4 offering. I used the Deer Skull from the Gothic Christmas set. My goal for this card was to make it as "country" as I could stand it. LOL. My husband is a hunter so I thought he would love this card. Of course, I forgot to show it to him this morning, doi!

Anyhooo, I hope you like it and please don't forget to stop by our other Jolly Bloggers and leave them some love :)

Here's the blog roll:




Day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas!

Thanks for coming back - I hope you all are enjoy our Smeared & Smudged Christmas creations! I'm going to keep my post simple and sweet today because it's past my bed time.

Here is my day 3 offering - I used the new Smeared Ink Steampunk Santa and colored him with my distress inks. The other elements were from paper packs - I added some ribbon and glossy accents to make it look pretty (you can probably tell that I took the pic before the glossy accents was dry - I'm a very impatient person, sorry about that!)

Hope you like it!

And please don't forget to visit the other bloggers and leave them some love!




Day 2 - 12 Days of Christmas!

Welcome to Day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas! If you didn't catch Day 1, scroll down to my previous post and check out all the details. There is a prize involved!

OK, so I have made a creation today using one of Smeared Ink's new digi images, Drinking Buddy Elfette. Earlier this week Smeared Ink released some awesome Christmas digis in addition to some really cool vintage digis. If you'd like to check them out you can click here to go to the Smeared Ink shop. To celebrate the release our design team has come together and created some wonderful projects for you to see using some of the new images. Most of them are on the 12 Days of Christmas hop, but a couple are not, so I will list the 12 Days of Christmas blog roll first and then the rest of the DT that made samples just for today that you can check out as well... Have fun hopping today!

 Here is the hop list:



A little extra inspiration from our DT that isn't in the 12 Days of Christmas Hop:


Day 1 - 12 Days of Christmas!

We'd like to invite YOU to join in this year and participate in our 12 Days of Christmas Smeared and Smudged style event 2011. We're offering up a cool prize at the end, and know that you'll have a blast! How can you do this, you ask? Well, here are the details!

12 Days of Christmas Merry Hopper

What You Have To Do:Hop through each of the 12 Days Blogs that are participating and leave a comment on each project.

The Rules:You must leave a comment on EACH participating blog every scheduled day to qualify for the prize drawing. Your comment should be about the project or something related (ie-no "Here's my comment for today" or "I'm here!"...these types of comments won't count!) If you miss a day or a blog, you will still qualify to receive a survival button, but will not qualify for the prize drawing.

Prize Drawing At the end of the 12 days, we will be drawing for a fabulous prize pack from Smeared Ink that includes one each of our November Release digi sets!

Each person who successfully completes the 12 Days as either a Jolly Blogger or a Merry Hopper will receive one entry toward the prize drawing. If you successfully complete both, you will receive two entries. (Meaning if you are a Jolly Blogger and you comment on every blog every day, you have successfully completed both)

Here is the hop schedule!

Thursday December 1st
Saturday December 3rd 
Monday December 5th
Wednesday December 7th
Friday December 9th
SundayDecember 11th
Tuesday December 13th
Thursday December 15th
Saturday December 17th
Monday December 19th
Wednesday December 21st
Friday December 23rd

We really hope you're able to join us every day of the hop and we hope even more that we inspire you with some of our FAB Smeared & Smudged creations!

Here is my offering for Day 1. I've used one of Smeared Ink's new digis "Steampunk Sugarplum Fairy", colored her with my Copics and Prismacolor markers, and then cut her out. Then, I used some paper from Recollections "Old Fashioned Christmas" and stenciled in some different images with my distress inks. My sentiment "Visions of Sugar Plums" was also cut from the paper collection. I pop dot mounted my sentiment to some of the base paper and cut it all out - then added some Glossy Accents to make the letters really shine. I pop dot mounted my sugar plum fairy and added some small plastic star "sugar", applied Glossy accents to her goggles, and then took the entire thing outside and sprayed with gold glitter spray. I took two photos for you so you could see the reflections of the glitter too. Hope you like it!

And please stop by the rest of our Jolly Bloggers and leave them some love 
for your chance at the grand prize! Here is the hop list:





I finally was able to get a copy of my zombie movie that we made at work for a Scary Savings promotion. Keep in mind that this movie was done for internal use, not for the public. I recorded this from my iPhone and my laptop, because the original was WAY to big to upload. Sorry for the bad recording, but I hope you like it anyway! There are two parts because I cut out the middle portion that pertains to employees and it would have been really boring for you.

Part 1

Part 2



Howdy folks! I'm happy to announce that we are doing a PRE-BLACK FRIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA SALE over at Smeared Ink.  All stamps (digital and rubber) are 25% OFF. 
This sale goes from November 19 - November 25.


We also have a big announcement to make. We will temporarily be discontinuing our rubber sets. After the current stock is depleted they will be offered in digi form. This is something we've been trying to avoid for some time now, but can no longer. We hope to one day offer rubber again, but right now it's not practical for us. We will be having more and more digis added to our site within the next few weeks so we hope you check back often to see what new art we have to offer you. Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping!


A Little Steamy - Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop

Welcome to our November  member blog hop for Smeared and Smudged! If you don't know what Smeared and Smudged is - I would like to invite you to check it out. It's a place where like-minded stamper/crafter/multi-media artists come together to share their ideas, showcase their wonderful artwork, get inspired, and make new friends. If you too enjoy alternative stamping - you should join us! Visit our home page to check it out!

So - on to the hop. Our theme for this month is "A Little Steamy" - this could be interpretted in a couple of different way (especially with our members), but idea behind the theme is to use images, pieces, or parts that embrace the steampunk genre.

Here is my offering. I created this peice digitally and hope you enjoy - Brianna Blaster is one of my favorite Kenny K digi stamp images and the rest of the images I used came from personal photography and google :)

What do you think?

And be sure to hop to everyone on our list and leave them some love! You will see some awesome work!

Abbie Kay
Black Dragon
Lady Brayton


Day 31 - 31 Days of Halloween

Well, my friends, it's HALLOWEEN! Happy Halloween to you! This also means that it's the last day of this year's 31 Days of Halloween celebration blog hop. I'm sure some of you are ready to go back to your normal lives - but for most of us - we're saddened to see this come to an end. We've learned so much from each other and from ourselves. Creating something ever day is a true challenge, but worth every minute of it!

So - for my 31st day of Halloween offering I decided to make another little character. He's not as cool as the first, IMO. But you can never be as cool as the original, I guess. I did things a little bit different so he wouldn't be exactly the same. I used a square wooden block instead of a round wooden bead for the head. And I didn't wrap his wire limbs - I left them exposed and silver. For his stamped contents I used a skull from Inkadinkadoo. I hope you like him and please visit everyone for our last day on this wonderful hop! I hope to see you all next year!!



Day 30 - 31 Days of Halloween

...Late is better than never, right? Here is my DAY 30 offering. I used Precious from the Goth Fairies. I colored her with distress inks...can you tell that I only have a few? LOL. I also used my distress inks on a tattered angels tile. All the other images, including the witch and the cat, are apart of the tile. Hope you like it!

I'd say happy hopping - but I'm sure most of you already have completed the hop today!! Thanks for coming by again and checking out my Day 30 project.  :)


Day 29 - 31 Days of Halloween

Welcome to day 29 - only two more days left! Can you believe it!!! It's gone by so fast!! It makes me sad, but I'm sure my family will be happy that it's coming to an end. LOL.

Today I made an ATC for you. I used a lot of distress ink, some MS colored ink pads, grunge board cut outs and a stamp from "As Death". I hope you like it! It's very colorful :)

Have fun hopping today!!


Day 28 - 31 Days of Halloween

Happy Friday Everyone - I'm sorry, but I have to make this post short and sweet!

Here is my offering today. The pumpkin stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and the Sentiment is from Smeared Ink's Lonely Boy and Puff set.

Happy Hopping!!


Day 27 - 31 Days of Halloween

Today - I've gone digital again! I used an awesome image designed by our very own design team member, Ike! This is an awesome image and I had lots of fun coloring it. I added some pumpkins as well to add some color and I wanted to enter this into HDH too  :) - The paper is Crafty Chaos  :)

Enjoy your hop today!

**I've entered this into the HDH112 
Movie Madness: Pumpkinhead Challenge - I've got three jack-o-lanterns :)


Day 26 - 31 Days of Halloween

Howdy folks! Welcome to DAY 26!! Today our wonderful sponsor, Kenny K, has joined up with the Smeared and Smudged DT to bring you some wonderful things! Kenny K generously gave our DT members an image to work with to showcase some of their designs....So today - along with our 31 day celebration, we salute Kenny K and the fun, sassy and sexy images they offer! I, personally, love working with Kenny K images!

This is Brianna Blaster - I colored her with distress inks - which is the first time i've ever tried that technique. I really loved the effect - the colors blended extremely well and I love that they are still bright where I wanted them to be. LOVE IT! I'll be using this technique more often now that I've tried it!

And don't forget to visit all our Wicked Bloggers today! The hop list is on my sidebar  :)

**I've entered this into the HDH112 
Movie Madness: Pumpkinhead Challenge - Hope this works for the challenge - it's a stretch, but I used "Pumpkin Head!"  :)


Day 25- 31 Days of Halloween

OK - Can I just say that I'm super excited about the project I'm showing you today. It's been in my head for a while....and now, it's real! I LOVE the way it turned out and think I'll make more and sell them! Let me know what you think!

I used one of those clear pales from Michael's and turned it into a little person! My other materials include acrylic paint, hanger wire, floral wire, buttons, a big wooded bead, straw, hot glue, UTEE, the heart stamp from Quoth the Raven (Smeared Ink), red card stock and gold glitter spray.

Don't forget the rest of our awesome bloggers! They've worked hard for you this month, so be sure to leave them some love!!


Day 24 - 31 Days of Halloween

Hello everyone! How are you all doing? We only have 7 MORE DAYS of 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN! I just can't believe it! I hope you are all enjoying what these wonderful Wicked Bloggers have brought to you this month....I know I have!

I'm so sorry I missed another day (day 23), but my life just got in the way of my creating this weekend. I almost didn't have anything for you today either, but I managed to get something done last minute. It's all digital and I hope you don't mind! I used the Zombie Classic - Mona Lisa digi image from Smeared Ink and did everything in photoshop. Enjoy!


Day 22 - 31 Days of Halloween

Hi folks. This post is going to be short and sweet because I have LOADS of things to do today, so please forgive me!

For my day 22 offering I created a simple ATC using a black widow stamp from Inkadinkadoo. Hope you all have a great day!


Day 21 - 31 Days of Halloween

Welcome to day 21! Today SMEARED INK is sponsoring with another awesome digi set giveaway! What is more suiting for 31 Days than the Calaveras Digi set!!?!

Find our hidden image and email us where you saw it to enter today's drawing. And also, don't forget about Rick St Dennis' digi giveaway!! His image is hiding somewhere out in blogland too!


Now, on to my Day 21 offering. Today, I pay tribute to our 31 Day EXTRAVAGANZA of AWESOMENESS! LOL. I did my best to follow the Smeared and Smudged Guest Designer color challenge using the following colors:

I used this month's freebie image, Masquerade, from the Smeared and Smudged forum and colored her with my new COPICS! This is the first time I've ever used COPIC markers and I have to say that I am extremely impressed! I love the brush-like feel of them!! So, the only colors I have so far are from the skin-tone set of six....so I colored my image with just those colors. Then I added a bit of glitter glue to give her hat, shirt, skirt, shoes and eyes a bit of a sparkle. I set her aside to dry and began work on my other elements. I used some distress inks and stamped a swirly flourish image onto my background papers. Then I decided to add some elements of Tim Holtz grunge board shapes. The wings and all the numbers and letters are from the grunge board. I distressed them with Peeled Paint distress pad and then topped them with glitter glue. Once I glued everything together i decided to add some green glittery buttons....and voila! Hope you like!

Now off you go - get to hopping and hunting those sponsor images!! The blog roll is still on my sidebar for your convenience!


Wicked Crochet, Anyone?

Anybody here crochet? I just made this quick clipart graphic for some close friends of mine and thought I'd share. If you like it, have at it  :)

Day 20 - 31 Days of Halloween

 **Update - Terra's internet has been down since yesterday afternoon so she has been unable to update her blog. She will get it up as soon as she can. In the meantime, I wanted to add the sponsor info here for you so you can continue hopping and go on your sponsor scanvenger hunt! 

Today our awesome sponsors are:
Our very own Black Dragon is sponsoring again with her fabulous handmade jewelry, and we have the Rick St Dennis digi set up for grabs again too! To enter, find the hidden images and email us to let us know where they are. Thanks!

Hello again! Welcome to Day 20! There's so little of the month left - it's kind of sad! OK, so I'm working on a project that is taking me a little more time than usual, so for today I went extremely simple. Hope you're not disappointed, but hopefully my more extravagant project will make up for it when I finally get it finished. So - today I give you spider web sun glasses. I used a spider web and spider stamp from Inkadinkadoo with white ink and stamped them onto the lens of these cool glasses. It was actually really hard for me to do because the stamp slid around so easily on the lens, it smeared easily. I had to redo it a few times before I got it to look this good. LOL - but, I have a wonderful model for them. This is my daughter, India...isn't she cute ;)

Now off you go - get to hopping!


Day 19 - 31 Days of Halloween

Howdy folks - WOW again!I can't beleive it's Day 19 and I've only missed one day! That's more than I was able to do last year! Woohoo! Yay me and yay all you other WICKED BLOGGERS! WE ROCK!!!

Here is a project that I started on Sunday that just didn't work out the way I wanted. I layered strips of paper onto my coregated board and then painted it with acrylics. Then I stained my pumpkin digis from "The Patch" with Tim Holtz Distress stains and mod podged them onto my board. Added the sentiment, straw, and, of course, gold glitter spray!!! WHAAAAT! LOL. Sorry. I get goofy when I don't know what else to say. Here you go... this is hanging on my front door now :)