Friday, May 27, 2011

who luvs skulls???


check this out!  seriously..

Do you love creating amazing projects that showcase skully goodness? Wanna get some traffic to your blog and share your obsession? Join us on June 4th for one wild blog hop event! We will be celebrating Skull Appreciation Day by featuring handmade projects that spotlight the much-loved cranium. We will also be giving away tons of freebies during the hop!

How can you participate, you ask? Well, there are a couple of ways to get in on the action. To spread the word, grab our button above and post it to your blog, facebook page, or website and share the info. Then come hop through the amazing projects on the 4th, starting here on the Smudgy Antics blog.

To join in, simply make a homemade project or craft that features a skull and sign up to be included in our hop list. This is open to any crafter or artist who would like to feature a handmade skull-themed project. You can sign up on our forum here, or by leaving a comment on this post with your name and blog address.
If you choose to sign up on our forum, you will get your choice of a free Smeared Ink Skull Appreciation digi image to add to your collection.

After you sign up, be on the lookout for the hop list to be posted. The deadline for signing up as a participant is Tuesday May 31, 2011. We will post the hop list of participants on Thursday morning, June 2, 2011. Then just share your project on the 4th along with the list of participating blogs! During the hop we will also be giving away freebies, so that is even more incentive to participate or hop along.

If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the hop with your own freebie giveaway featuring a skull (and get advertising on our forum, blogs, and other hop information posts like facebook shares), please contact Terra here. When you sponsor, we will add your website/button to all of our hop advertising.

Thanks for joining us in this event and spreading the word, and we look forward to a fun skull-filled blog hop on the 4th!

*for more information on Skull Appreciation Day, please visit Skull-A-Day.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I'm baaack.. sorta.. with the Bombshells!

I had a couple minutes last night to make a lil sumpin with a Bombshell stamp.. I totally adore this set.. but I didn't have much time.. and my overmedicated arse wasn't too crafty.. so this is what I came up with..

I stamped my lil rose image from Bombshell's.. and colored it with my pencils.. then I chalked the edges of the paper.. added it to a beautiful page that was added to my lil chipboard piece..
I couldn't really think of what to add.. so I grabbed these shiny metallic leaves and tied them up with a bow.. black of course.. gothy? Idk.. but I tried :)

join the hop here:
Bombshell Blog 



Sparkly Engineer




Mary G.








I hope I can get back into the swing of things soon.. my brain fog is totally getting to me..
If you didn't know.. my dad passed away last weekend and I have been really down and super busy.. I was the one taking care of him.. so.. it was really tough.
We got through the week and still trying to get all the arrangements of his bills and such taken care of.. my family is tough.. so we'll get through this :)

Thanks to everyone for understanding my absence.. and I hope to be back among the family that is my online friends soon!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Stampinsanity Monochromatic

Another post today!!

I had to make a layout for a change.. I've got drawers and stacks and books full of pics begging to be scrapped!

I printed this pic in the vintage coloring... so thought it would be perfect for Stampinsanity's challenge..

I used lots of random things I had in my stash.. colored my lil rocker from Stampinsanity and I think it turned out pretty awesome..

make sure you visit the rest of the groovy gurls in Ward one today.. they are all chillin in my sidebar!

Blop hop with Smeared Ink!

I am so excited to be a part of this hop..
We were all challenged to use a different technique..

So.. mine is using my chalk and some stencils..

I just grabbed some plain white paper and chalked it up..

I kept this card pretty simple.. just because I wanted the chalk to show..

I used the Femdom images from Smeared Ink..
they are seeeexy!!

I added some stickles and bling..

and that's about it. :)

go hop with the rest of the gang here:

Smudgy Antics


Lady Brayton


Black Dragon









Tuesday, May 10, 2011

atc card holder

I had an empty band-aid box (since we go through about a hundred every month) I decided it would be perfect to start altering them to hold all my amazing atc's that I get in swaps..

so I did :)

I painted this lil guy with acrylic paint and when it was almost dry I painted in some glitter..
then topped it off with some clear crackle paint.. which you can't really see..

After a couple days drying time ( I guess I was heavy on the brush)
I stamped on my lil grumpy and shadow thingy from Smeared Ink of course..
added some hearts (not sure which set they are from)

I don't know if I should add more to it.. or just leave it how it is.. since I will be handling it and moving it around.. I don't want anything to fall off..

waddya think?

I will be entering this in

of course Alison's desert island crafts challenge 7
I used  #1, #2, #4 and #10.. which was hard.. I love flowers!! lol

Alison's Itinerary

1. Use a creepy image (or make a cute image creepy!)

2. Use Black

3. Distressing

4. Sparkle

5. Mix patterns you normally wouldn't have tried together

6. Words

7. Use ink on something other then a stamp

8. Punches

9. Stripes

10. No flowers.

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Release blog hop with Smeared Ink

Update below!!

sorry kids. It was a rough weekend..
I totally spaced that I was supposed to make sumpin for Smeared Ink's new release hop today.
The xanax didn't help..

but here's a list of the hoppers and the awesomest images evah!


Black Dragon
Lady Brayton

Von Bayros:

 Stitchy Situation:

aaand!!! if you go to Smeared Ink and shop the digi's.. they are buy two digi's sets.. get one free!! that is such a great deal and they are oh so awesome!!  Today only!!!

I will be back with a project soon.. Promise..

Here's my project..

I just used some of my "rock star" paper and added some "stitched" ribbon to kinda match the senti..
I colored my lil stitchy one with my watercolor pencils and popped on some bling..

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

dcwv giveaway

go here
enter to win some great stuffs!
check out the awesome amazing giveaways!!

scrapbook usa blog

I love this!!
Scrapbook usa expo

has a blog..

check it out!


Pinning it up w/ smeared Ink

I squeeked in this lil card last night to use in smudgy antics weekly-gallery-challenge-pin-it-up

I used some vintagey looking papers and the mask and senti from Femdom.. I truly love this set!

It's kinda hard to see.. but I chalked up the mask and senti with pink :)
I added some feathers, ribbon, pins and's kinda girly.. I'm ok with that!

you have today to enter the challenge.. go now!! grab some pins and get a project in!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

atc card for Smeared Ink

I was supposed to post this yesterday.. but had a crappy day for the most part..
it's a loooong story.. so I won't bore you..

I used the Nymphs set.. stamped on a velum piece, colored a lil with my pencils.. stickled her and added some embellies..

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 2, 2011

stalker alert!

there is some awesome goodies to be had over @ haunted design house-stalkers-blog-candy-alert

Items include:

orange rub-on letters, pleather card-keeper handbag, blank mini-album, three sheets of GrungeBoard, Halloween fabric brads, two wood mounted stamps, one cling mounted stamp, 4-pk lime green card blanks w/ envelopes, a sampler of my coveted GlowSkullz, a mini-cauldron full of fibers & trims, a dozen Martha Stewart mini-cupcake papers (fun to flatten & use as embellies), 8x8 pad of Metropolis paper from The Angel Company, orange Scrapper's Floss, handful of orange blossoms, square tin w/ paper flowers, a few candy corn shaped playing cards, chipboard album, pink skully patches, more ribbons, brads, a ton of SU! eyelets in assorted colors, 2 spider bouncy balls (because one isn't enough), magnet letters that spell "dream", and a round tin full of bits & bobbs and whatevah
k but don't enter.. I soooo want to win!!