Monday, December 19, 2011

Wicked Christmas with Smeared Ink

so. I messed up.
I was rushing to get my project done, and didn't check the smudgy antics site for the updated challenge..

I had "gothic christmas" as my project..
but it was changed..
eh well..
I managed to get a project done.. even if it doesn't fit.
It's been a rough few weeks for my family.
my youngest may have surgery this week or next..
we'll know more tomorrow.
so.. for me to be able to get a project done.. almost on time.. is a miracle!
and I have to be happy with that..
I will feel bad for a while for not following the exact challenge.. but I have to move on..


I used some gothic christmas images from smeared ink
and added them to a frame.
of course added some glitter n bling..:)
*please don't notice my screw up on holiday*

make sure you visit the smudgy antics blog to play along this week!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Steampunk with Smeared Ink

I had to share this little tag I made for this weeks smudgy antics challenge.

Weekly Challenge - Steampunk on the Darkside

This week's challenge will take a little bit of steam, but we KNOW you will be up for the challenge! I hope everybody on the Forum can play along. Heck, why not get a friend or two to play with us as well?

Here's a reminder about the rules:

*Each Monday morning a new challenge will be posted. It will contain that week's theme and prize information.

*To participate, you must make a project that fits the theme and add it to the post using the Inlinkz linky. Your link must take us directly to your project on a publicly accessible blog or website, or it will be disqualified - so please make sure you're linking to your actual post. It must be linked by midnight on the following Saturday, Pacific Time. This gives you six days to complete the challenge.

*Your project can be anything (card, scrapbook page, mixed media, altered or 3-D item, etc) as long as it is handmade and stamped somewhere with either a rubber or digital stamp. We have taken into consideration our digital artist fans and will be allowing all-digi projects. Feel free to think outside the box and have fun with your project! We are all about looking at things differently and look forward to the variety of projects and mediums we are sure to see.

*You may use any stamped image, however only projects using at least one Smeared Ink image will be eligible to win a prize. Encourage your crafty friends to come play with us!

*You can only enter and qualify for a prize if you are, or become, a follower of the blog. While you're at it, why not visit the forum as well for more challenges?

*The weekly winner will be chosen by random number and revealed on Sunday. Prizes will vary and may range from a free digi to a coupon to a blog badge.

thanks for stopping by!

** adding an extra card.. I made this one for the challenge, but didn't use a Smeared Ink image. der! It's been a long crazy week. I tell ya!
But I have to share it anyways..

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tis the season

Day three of 12 Days of Christmas with Smeared Ink is here..

I had to use another lil grumpie. I luff these guys!

the picture looks darker than the actual card.. it's more pinkish lol
it's not the typical "christmas" project or colors. but yanno.. I'm not typical :)

make sure you visit the rest of the bloggers on my sidebar

* I messed up my image for the steampunk hop.. I will get one up shortly*

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas Smeared Ink style

You'll have to forvive my project today. Half of it was made in the dark with a flashlight!
we had a huuuuge wind storm where I live.. and our power was out for half the day and most of the night..
it was cold and wiiiindy.. but fun with all the kids n candles hanging out in the living room..

I got to play with two of the Smeared Ink's new releases!
these are my kinda Christmas decorations!!
I wish I could have real ones for sure!

make sure you visit the amazing bloggers taking part in the 12 Days this month! The list is on my sidebar..

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Days Of Christmas with Smeared Ink

Happy December!
has the constant stream of xmas music and blinding green and red decorations that were put up before Halloween gotten to you yet?
the kids over at Smeared Ink are doing 12 Days of Christmas just to make sure you know what holiday is coming next!

My first day is an adorable lil Grumpie. I know. I said adorable!

Here is the blog roll for the rest of the month.
make sure you stop by and visit everyone!



Monday, November 21, 2011

Poe me. weekly challenge with Smeared Ink and a huuuge sale!

The weekly challenge over at Smeared Ink is

poe me

I had an extra frame laying around, so I used it :)

I stamped my Heart image from Quoth the Raven set

I added a quote from Poe himself
and some stickles..a little bit of chalking and some embellies..
make sure you visit the Smudgy Antics blog and play along!

there is also a huge sale going on at smeared ink

Hi Everyone!! 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 from November 19 - November 25

Monday, November 14, 2011

A couple new pages

I have been going through my mom's old photos. Hoping to discover who all these people are lol.

even though I have no idea who these strangers are..
I am having a great time scrapping them!

this one is My Aunt Carol. My mom's sister. On her wedding day.

I have no idea who these lil guys are.. but aren't they cute? I'd say it's from the 50's..

Thursday, November 10, 2011


here's the giveaway winner of the digi software!

I used :

True Random Number Generator from

Min: 1

Max: 13

Result: 8  (Sara)

congrats Sara! email me for your code to use to get the free software!

Just to be awesome.. Mymemories is allowing me to share a freebie!
kit 1

I will have this up for about a week.. so grab it now!

make sure you visit the website for more amazing digi packs!
use my promo code for savings!


A little Steampunk birdy with Smeared Ink

I was rushing again to get this lil card done last night.
me n the hubs had a Karate class..
it was a blast!

but I had some paper that was Steampunkish..
I colored my Bluebird rider digi from the Smeared Ink collection

added some feathers and a swirly.. oh and some bling. of course..

that's about as imaginative as I get lol.

here's the blog list
make sure you hop!

Abbie Kay
Black Dragon
Lady Brayton

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I get to sponsor a giveaway!! (closed)

so.. I've always wanted to try the digi part of scrapping.
ok. not always..
but sometimes (make sure you read carefully)

I have the chance to sponsor a giveaway!

from My memories

digital scrapbooking software
click that link and tell me which is your fav. digi kit and that's all you have to do!

I will be using this software soon and will post a bunch of my "first tries" for you to see what you think..

this is a great giveaway for the "newbies" like me who have never tried digital scrapping..

for extra entries let me know which ones you do.. one for each extra (leave a separate comment for each one you do)

my memories blog (follow)

follow my memories on facebook (follow)

my memories twitter (retweet) my twitter is sugarluvsu..

this giveaway will end Nov 9th around noon.. so you have plenty of time to enter!
oh yeah..
you must be a follower of my blog :)

as an extra bonus.. if you don't win or want to use the software before giveaway ends..
use this code (copy and paste for easy posting) STMMMS86089
for $10 off your kit on my memories
This unique code is ONLY good for My Memories Suite v2

this is a great deal!!

some new pages

I've been working on getting my scrappin done, now that 31 days is over.. I can catch up a little..
I will NEVER be caught up, since I have drawers and boxes full of photos.. and constantly taking new pics..
but it will be nice to get a few more books filled up with our family memories.

I am going to start a new book of "me"
all about me.
it's going to be hard I think. to open up to even myself.. but I think it will help.
my hubs is always wanting me to talk to him.. to open up.
this may just be what I need to get going.

I will have pics soon of those new pages..

but for now..

I'm working on lots of stuff. :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Alter something

I chose to alter a little wreath I picked up at the thrift store a while back..

I added some velvety paper and my Mona Lisa Zombie image from Smeared ink

added a velvety ribbon..

make sure you play along with smudgy antics this week!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lot's of Challenges to enter today!

I had a couple hours last night.. so I finally got some scrappin done!

I found a bunch of challenges to enter too!woohoo!


This little atc was so simple and fun to make.. I used Smeared Ink's Grumpy image and "Wicked" from Smeared ink also..

I am entering it in
Bearly Mine ch# 22 anything but a card
fun with atc's ch#47 black and white
oldie but goodie- buttons and bows
papertake weekly anything goes + a bit of bling

Next is

a simple page I made for these challenges

shopping our stash ch#24 sports
die cuttin divas-ch#39 football season
midnight madness sketch #128
tip top tuesday- make your own background ( inked and embossed)


a page of an old photo of my mom and dad

entering in
creative card crew- falling for you
creative craft challenges-fancy edges
anything goes challenges- stitches
cards and more ch#40 -sketch
crazy amigo challenge- time


Have a great day!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Quality time with Gramma

I made this scrapbook page for Scraps of Darkness Round Robin challenge.
I admit, I was late.
but I suppose I had a good excuse..
my youngest's b-day
I'm sick
I'm lazy

not lazy so much..
but yanno?

I sprayed a paper with some green ink and tore it..
added some pics of my girls decorating grammas yard when they were little
lots of Scraps of Darkness embellies from my OCT kit and papers..

I made it simple because.. well.. I was short on time.
as usual

does someone want to work for me?
or exercise for me?
or clean my house?
or raise my kids?
or sleep for me?
or luff my hubby?

ok.. no to the hubby.. that's all me baby!

but the rest..
any volunteers?
I'll pay ya in scrapbook supplies!
I am totally loving this kit!
I truly love the quality and coordination of the scraps of darkness kits.

hopefully I can get my workout in tonight.
I tried last night.. but couldn't breathe much.. so cut it short..
and today is worse..
so maybe it's a hot tea and scrappin night!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Today is my favorite day evah!
I am wearing my Mother Nature costume at work!! The first time in 15 years we've been able to dress up at work! I will probably be the only one.. but I don't care!
I didn't have time to make an official project today. I was making ghost, pumpkin and bat tortilla chips to go with my homemade salsa. and ghost shortbread cookies. and halloween punch. and getting the house ready. and carving pumpkins. It was a busy busy weekend!
I did do some stamping on my punkin though. added a couple pins and skulls to make him awesome.
it's not the best pic.. but it will do.

I used the inky dreams set and stamped all over with the splotches.. then added a couple witch hats.

have a great and safe Halloween everyone!!]
and since it is the last day of 31 Days of Halloween.. make sure you check out all the wicked bloggers on my sidebar!


oh yeah.. here's a close up of my headband I made..I think it turned out pretty well.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mirror Mirror day 29

I am kinda proud of this one..
I painted a wooden coffin from my stash with glow in the dark orange paint, then grunged it up a bit with some "cashmere" paint stuff.. it is for stencilling, but I just blobbed it on..

let it dry for a few hours
colored my Simply Betty Image Devina Digi
placed a frame from my Oct Scraps of Darkness kit
added an embelly from a swap with a Sod member.. I loved this!! couldn't wait to use it

then on the inside.. I grabbed a hand and a lil skully and some stickers..

a great addition to my window!

Have a great weekend!
I am so excited for the trick or treaters!!
I've already got my scary music going and candy bowl filled!

Friday, October 28, 2011

28th day!

three days left till spookytime!
I am so excited this year.. me n the hubs get to stay home and hand out candy to the trick or treators!
we've always taken our girls out and this year they are big enough to go alone! ok. not alone. there is a group of around 30 kids. but still.. I don't have to walk the neighborhood!

I got my spooky music, my skull lights and my musical witch ready to go!

here's the second part of my chippy set..
maybe I'll add them to a scrapbook page or something..

have a great hop!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

27 Days of Halloween

can you believe it's almost here??!!
I luvvv me some Halloween!

I made a little set of, well, I have no idea what they are
I randomly grabbed a chipboard square, covered it with black paper
stamped some "witchy" stamps

this is the first one of the set
it has some halloweeny ribbon and a wax skull I made out of leftover scentsy wax and my ice cube tray. I love to recycle!

added a plastic embelly and stickles..

have a great day! make sure you visit the rest of the wicked bloggers on my sidebar.
we've all worked so hard this month!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Trick or Treat?

Today's offering is a simple card made with a Kenny K image
isn't she sexy??

I just added some blingys and stickles

have a great day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 25! we are almost DONE!

welcome back!!
today's project is another simple one.
I made a quickie atc with my Masqerade image
I gave her a friend and some stickles.. blam! done!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Leather and lace and day 24 of 31 Days of Halloween!

ok. so I don't have ACTUAL leather or lace.. but I improvised :)
I gave my smexy Zombie Pinup "Tease" image from Smeared ink leather heels :)
and added some "lace" trim with my punch.
I hope it counts lol.

make sure you check out the rest of the wicked amazing bloggers on my sidebar!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A few invitations for a Halloweeny b-day party

I had these totally cute ideas in my head to make some little invitations for my daughter's b-day..she was born the day after Halloween. I was given the choice of the day before, but my oldest daughter would have been pissed if I couldn't take her trick or treating.. since I had a c-section I would have still been in the hospital lol
but when I sat down, watching Sons Of Anarchy of course
I wasn't feeling too well..
so I had to rush it.
I stamped a couple stamps
added a bling and a tag inside with the deets..
they were simple
which I'm glad because as soon as I got done I got sick. sorry tmi
I'm still feeling not so good and weak..
but life goes on :)

make sure you visit the rest of the wicked bloggers in my sidebar!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

day 22 lets sit for a spell

Happy Saturday!
here's my lil project..
using stampinsanity's Morgan
some ribbon and flowers..

Friday, October 21, 2011

late but here for day 21

I'm at the library using their internet today!
go me!!

I have a little wooden picture frame I covered with paper from my Scraps of darkness Oct kit
I colored Frankie from Smeared Ink and stickled him a bit
added some tree background and a wood piece I inked black, also from Scraps of Darkness All Hallows eve kit.
I adore this kit!

I added some letters and adorable orange leafy ribbon from the kit as well..

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

How do you trick out a treat? and 31 Days of Halloween

today's project is a double duty goodie

I actually made this to hang on my wall at work.. so no actual treats..
but it is above my treat pumpkin for the trick or treaters we get here at work..does that count?

I covered a little wooden "sign" with paper and colored my Lillith vamp from Stampinsanity I inked her hair with glaze and "flocked" her dress with some random flocking I picked up at the craft store..

check out the challenge in my sidebar.. since for some reason my links don't work..

I added some birds and embellies from my Scraps of darkness October kit. And a "gate" I cut from my cricut.

it is also day 20 of the 31 Days of Halloween!
can you believe only 11 left?
that makes me sad
I can't wait for Halloween.. but I'll miss all these amazing talents from the wicked bloggers every day!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Day 19 of 31 Days of Halloween

We are cruising right along this month!
I sooo can't wait till Halloween!

I am dressing as mother nature.
it's gonna rock!

my project today is a fabric covered clipboard I stitched up..
I misted my Heart images from Strange Skin I got a while back..
I colored my Smeared Ink Hungry Baby digi with my pencils and modgepodged them all on..

Enjoy your hopping. Make sure you visit the amazing wicked bloggers!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day 18 of 31 Days of Halloween

Good morning!
I finally got my pics working!
So.. here's my project

I modgepodged some tissue paper on a wooden picture frame I picked up from Micheals...
I colored my amazing Goth Fairy from Smeared Ink
and popped her on some awesome pink zebra paper!

Make sure you check out the wicked bloggers every day!
they are hanging out on my sidebar

Monday, October 17, 2011

I missed a couple days...

so sorry..
My autopost didn't work.. and for some reason my pic didn't save..
not a great weekend.

I also don't have a project for today..
since I spent my evening (two hours)
working on this

a haunted house with my 10 year old.

but before that..
we did the Zombie walk and 5k.. I ran the 5k and let me tell ya.. it was frekin hot!
but I made it.. and my face was melted off.. but I finished!

it was such a blast!
here's my official result
706 (place) Sugar Whiting (me) Bountiful UT 809(my #) 34 F 266 (IDK) 19-34 (age group)
41:50.2 (time)13:27/M(pace)