Thursday, September 25, 2014
Only 5 Days until 31 Days of Halloween 2014!!
We are in for one wild ride this year, with our longest Wicked Blogger roll ever! Join us as 39 amazingly talented rubber stamp artists showcase their best Halloween and Day of the Dead projects. We're sure to see fun, quirky, weird, scary, traditional, gory, cute, and downright messy creations, and we CANNOT WAIT!!!!
Not to mention our traditional Horrifying Hopper contest and our annual Scavenger Hunt which features some pretty amazing sponsors and prizes! Hope you will join us on October 1st right here to start off the festivities, you won't want to miss it!
Monday, August 11, 2014
Well, we made it all the way to the end! Can you believe it went by so quickly? You've completed a 7 day non-stop challenge and I must say I am pretty impressed by the level of art that was shared. It's amazing what you can do in 24 hours!
You've hung in with us all week and it's been a great warm-up for 31 Days of Halloween, so if you haven't already considered it, why not check out all the info? As I said, you've already completed 7 days, so what's a month got on you, eh? Seriously though, we do hope you will join us as either a Wicked Blogger or as a Horrifying Hopper. If not, be sure to swing by when you can during 31 Days to participate in our daily Scavenger Hunt for the chance to win some awesome sponsor prizes!
Speaking of prizes, I am sure you are all anxiously awaiting the winner info for Smudgefest, so here it goes. The Day 7 winner, as always, was chosen by random.org.
Our WINNER for Day 7 is:
Congrats, Steph! Please email us at email@example.com to claim your $25 digi credit!
And finally, here is the winner for the GRAND PRIZE $200 Smeared Ink Shopping Spree!!!!!!
We had 8 participants complete all 7 days using Smeared Ink images, which is awesome!!! Thank you for showcasing our stamps so well! We listed our 8 participants in no particular order and drew a spot by random # using random.org. The Grand Prize winner is....
Send us off a quick email Teresa, and we will send your credit code. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!
And congratulations to all of you for sticking with it and sharing a fun week with us! Thank you, we hope you will join us for Smudgefest again next August!
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Okay everyone, as promised I have two winners to announce: Day 5 and Day 6, both of which had some pretty excellent entries! It's amazing what all of you can do with some wings and lots of splattery mess! Thank you once again for taking the time to participate with our Smudgefest challenges, we really do hope you are enjoying it!
As always, our winners were chose by random.org, and here they are:
Our WINNER for Day 5 is:
Congrats, Sara! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your $25 credit!
Our WINNER for Day 6 is:
#4 Black Dragon
Congrats, BD! Send us a quick email with your address and your book will be on the way soon!
Yay! Only one more chance to get in on the daily prizes, and that is with today's theme. We hope you will join in! We will be announcing the Day 7 winner AND the Grand Prize winner tomorrow evening. Good luck everyone!
Oh my gosh, it's the FINAL CHALLENGE! Can you believe it? Congrats to those of you who have been here the whole week and for making it through all the challenges. Before we move on to today's challenge, we have a few things to let you know about. First, I was away all day yesterday for my daughter's 21st birthday, so I didn't get the chance to post a winner for Day 5. I will be drawing for both Day 5 and Day 6 prizes later this morning, so check back for that.
Also, if you haven't seen it already on the Smeared and Smudged Forum or our Facebook pages (or don't have a clue what it is), we have posted our information for 31 Days of Halloween 2014!
We are taking sign-ups for Wicked Bloggers and are hoping that this will be our biggest hop to date! It's a fun chance to immerse yourself in a month full of Halloween and Day of the Dead projects, with cool prizes to be had and awesome projects to be seen, so please check out the information HERE. If you're interested in participating as a Wicked Blogger, I suggest you sign up sooner rather than later and get a jump start on your projects. If you don't want to sign up, you can still hop along as a Horrifying Hopper or Sinister Lurker and win great prizes; that information is posted as well. We are also already taking sponsor sign ups, so if you know anyone who would be interested in having their site or company featured during the hop, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Okay, now on to today's Smudgefest Challenge. As one final hoopla, we are bringing you a great little surprise, in the form of a freebie!
Ready to Play? Here is our Day 7 challenge!
Today we are offering up a little freebie for everyone to enjoy. This is Mary, and your challenge today is to use her in your project. She is available for purchase in our Nursery Rhymes digi set, but today only you can pick her up here. Please DO NOT share this image with anyone, online, or on your blog! If you'd like to, you may provide a link to this post for anyone who may be interested in playing along. Can't wait to see what you all make with Mary....hope you enjoy!
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We have another $25 Smeared Ink credit up for grabs! Valid for use on any digis in our shop.
Remember, be sure to link up by midnight tonight to qualify for the daily (and grand) prize. Then check back tomorrow when we will be announcing our Day 7 prize winner and the grand prize winner. Have Fun and thanks for playing along with Smudgefest!
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Welcome to Day 6! So, how are you all feeling about the challenges? We're so happy to see that so many of you have hung around for the whole week so far, way to go! We know it takes a lot of effort to even participate once, and we appreciate all of the sharing of inspiration from all of you.
Ready to Play? Here is our Day 6 challenge!
What's a week long challenge extravaganza without a little mess? Nothing, I tell ya! So, here it is...your chance to let it all out and get MESSY!!!! Create something splattery, oozing, drippy, or gooey. If you're normally a neat stamper, step out of the box and get your splatter on!
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Paperback by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
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Worth playing for? Let's see your best mess! Remember, be sure to link up by midnight tonight to qualify for the daily (and grand) prize. Then check back tomorrow for the final theme. Have Fun!
Friday, August 8, 2014
Woo hoo! For a while there I though most of you had abandoned us yesterday, however you pulled through and showcased some pretty amazing projects yesterday. Thanks for playing along and getting super creative with your potion ingredients! I am so glad we are using random.org to choose our winners, as it would be near impossible for us to choose a fave!
Our WINNER for Day 4 was chosen by random.org:
And the winner of the fabby heart mold is
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your address!
Thank you again to all of you for sharing your wonderful art with us, and we hope you will play in today's challenge. Don't forget to keep your eyes on the collection time - it closes at MIDNIGHT!
Woo Hoo!!!!! It's Friday, and not only is it the end of the work week (hopefully), it also brings us to the beginning of the end: Day 5. Three more Smudgefest Challenges folks. Only three days until we give out that fabulous Grand Prize! Are you excited? I know we are!
How are you all feeling today? Is the mojo flowing? We hope so because after today's challenge, you're sure to be flying!
Ready to Play? Here is our Day 5 challenge!
FLIGHT OF FANCY
Create a project that features wings. It can be anything your heart desires as long as it incorporates wings in some way, shape, or form.
A $25 credit for use in our digi shop.
Remember, be sure to link up by midnight tonight to qualify for the daily (and grand) prize. Then check back tomorrow for the new theme and winner announcement. Hope you have fun with this one!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Sorry for the delay in announcing folks, I've had a long day away from home. But, here is your winner's post for Day 3! Thanks so much for all of your entries. We had some super creative projects shared for Day 3 and they really showcased the featured photo!
Our WINNER for Day 3 was chosen by random.org:
And the winner is
Please email us at email@example.com
with your rubber set choice!
We can't wait to see what you all are able to throw together for day 4...I think we may have scared some of you away with our bubbling cauldron, but don't fret you still have some time. Don't forget to keep your eyes on the collection time - it closes at MIDNIGHT!
Whew! We've made it to Day 4! How are you guys hanging in there? Just think, this is prep for 31 Days of Halloween, which will be coming sooner than we think. For those of you who don't know what 31 Days of Halloween is, be sure to check out all of the information that we will be posting on Sunday! If you like Smudgefest, you will LOVE 31 Days!!!
But, I digress.... welcome to Day 4 of Smudgefest! For all the details on the challenge rules and how it works, please visit the first post HERE. We can't tell you how awesome it has been seeing all of the projects for these challenges, and we really hope you will consider entering our current Smeared and Smudged Forum challenges. You can find them all HERE. OK, now on to today's Smudgefest challenge!
Ready to Play? Here is our Day 4 challenge!
TOIL AND TROUBLE
Take a look in our cauldron and see what we have bubbling! Choose at least three of our potion items or themes to use in your project today. Be sure to tell us which ones you used in your blog description!
Up for grabs today is this wicked heart jello mold from Fun Factory. Perfect to create a grotesque dessert, or freeze water for an anatomically correct punch.
Can't wait to see how all your toiling pays off! Remember, be sure to link up by midnight tonight to qualify for the daily (and grand) prize. Then check back tomorrow for the new theme. Have Fun!