Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August Bombshell Hop–Let’s Hear it for the Boys!

Hello!  Welcome to the August Bombshell Blog Hop!  Our theme is Let’s Hear it for the Boys!(to be interpreted as we saw fit)  If you stumbled here by accident you may want to head back to the beginning of the hop at the Bombshell Blog so that you don’t miss any of the fabulous creations!

Also, we are celebrating Bombshell Stamps 5th anniversary!  Isn’t that awesome?  I love my Bombshells!

I recently got a few more sets, so I decided to use one of my new stamps.  I chose to use stamps from the Sugar Daddy set.  And I decided to try a new card fold, too.



So now I just have to figure out which one of the “boys” in my life to give my pop-up card to.:)

Your next stop on the hop is Sparkly Mary!

Thanks for looking!  Here’s the complete hop list in case you need it…

Bombshell Blog






Jodi – You were here

Laura – Now you’re here!

Sparkly Mary – Go here next!





Glittery Katie



Happy Hopping!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poe-etic Smeared and Smudged Hop


Blog Roll:

I love Poe.  I’ve loved Poe for as long as I can remember.  My mother read/recited the lines of The Raven and Annabel Lee to me when I was a kid…and I instantly fell in love with his words.  So I’m pleased to be a part of this blog hop that honors Poe’s poems along with other members of Smeared and Smudged.

Since Annabel Lee was one of the first poems of Poe’s that I read I decided to use a quote from this poem on my project.  I used little letter stamps from The Paper Studio to stamp the words with ink.  All the rest is acrylic paint.  It’s a 6x8 canvas panel.



I’m no expert painter, so some of the proportions are a bit off, but it was still fun to paint someone that I love.

Thanks for looking!  Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Ike!

Happy Hopping!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

SmudgeFest Day 7

Hurray!  I made it through the whole week of SmudgeFest!!  Today’s challenge is Sketchy Sunday.  They’ve given us a sketch to work with for today’s project.

Here’s the card I made, featuring one of the Chicks Dig Guns stamps from Smeared Ink.  Papers from DCWV, Core’dinations, and 7Gypsies.  Tissue tape from Tim Holtz, as well as the mini gear.



Thanks for looking, and for sticking with me through this week!  Thanks for all of the nice comments!  It has been a fun week for creating!

Sometimes I listen to music while creating.  Today’s soundtrack included Jefferson Airplane, Neil Diamond, John Lennon, and Electric Light Orchestra.Winking smile  Now I’m listening to Nightwish.  And there’s your useless information for today, haha.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

SmudgeFest Day 6

Whew!  Six days down, one more to go!!  Today’s challenge is Saturday’s Song.  And the song was a great one!  The challenge is to make an ATC inspired by Blackbird(the super awesome Beatles song).

I used a Scratch-Art trading card to make my ATC.  I used the Standing Raven stamp from the Holy City set from Smeared Ink.


Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 10, 2012

SmudgeFest Day 5

Hello!  I am back again!  Today’s challenge is Freebie Friday.  We were given a super cool freebie to use on our projects today.

I made a sign for my daughter’s bedroom.  I also used the tree digi from the Owlets Digi Set from Smeared Ink.  And some letter stamps from The Paper Studio.


And hanging in her room.


She’s pretty happy with it.Smile  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

SmudgeFest Day 4

Yes!  I’m so happy that I’ve been able to play along every day so far!  Today’s challenge is Thursday Throwdown.  It’s a color challenge.  Here are the colors you have to use, well at least use 3 of them…

I used these colors to decorate a cheery little coffin.  And I promise that the blue looks lighter/brighter in person.*grumble* stupid camera *grumble*


The sharpies weren’t the best idea for coloring on top of gesso.  Ah well.


I used my sharpies to color some plain white ribbon for the sides.

I used the Rose Coffin stamp from the Candy is Dandy set from Smeared Ink.  It’s one of my favorite stamps.

Thanks for looking!  I’m excited to see what challenge tomorrow holds!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

SmudgeFest Day 3

Woot!  I’m back with a project for day 3!  Today’s challenge is Wordy Wednesday, to only use words(no images) for your project.

I actually had a lot of fun with this one.  I used word stamps from the Li’l Grumpies set from Smeared Ink to make this canvas.(along with some acrylic paint)

I’m calling this one “A Cry for Affection”, it’s like a little conversation going back and forth.Winking smile  Just imagine a little sweet sad face at the end, hee hee.



(so you can see how little it is)

Thanks for looking!  Hoping I can play along again tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SmudgeFest Day 2

Yay!  I’m back for day 2!  Today’s challenge is Trashy Tuesday, to create a project by upcycling some of your trash.

So, I decorated an empty(and cleaned out) sweetened condensed milk can.  But it gets better because I used trash to decorate it, too.Winking smile  I stamped on to some packing paper and some thin cardboard packaging and put them around the can.

I used the Candy is Dandy set from Smeared Ink.(only I used the rubber stamps)





And this is a good thing because I keep losing my little scissors, haha.  Thanks for looking!  Hopefully I’ll be back with a creation tomorrow!

Monday, August 6, 2012

SmudgeFest Day 1

Smeared Ink is hosting their second annual SmudgeFest!  I had so much fun playing along with the week of challenges last year that I decided to try and give it a go this year.  Today’s challenge is Monday Mash-Up, to use at least three items off of a list of things on your project.  I chose to use ribbon, metal, and paint.

I made a door hanger, using the Heart Wings – Cracked Heart image from Smeared Ink.  I used an embossed piece of metal.  I painted it with purple acrylic paint, then sanded some of the paint off.



Thanks for looking!  Hopefully I’ll be able to play along again tomorrow!

SBS Bettys 4 Blog Hop!

Hello!  You should have arrived here today from Irene’s fab blog.  If not, you may want to head back to the beginning at the Simply Betty Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

This hop is celebrating the new Bettys 4 images.  They are super cute!  Be sure to check them all out. 

I haven’t had much time to create lately, so I just made one simple card with the completely awesome Betty Harley image.


Doesn’t she rock?  Thanks for looking!

Your next stop on the hop is Leslie!

Here’s the full hop list, just in case you lose your place…

Simply Betty Blog







Laura – that’s ME!



Happy Hopping!