Friday, November 14, 2014
Welcome back to the Smeared and Smudged Blog! We hope everyone is recovering from 31 Days of Halloween and that you are staying nice and toasty this November. You may have noticed a slight redesign of this blog- we are in the process of upgrading our Smeared Ink shop and we're making everything matchy-matchy, so we hope you like it! The new shop should go live soon, so be on the lookout, but for now you can still get all of your favorite Smeared Ink images at the same spot.
In the meantime, we are happy to announce that we are starting sign-ups for our 2014 12 Days of Creepmas Blog Hop. We'd like to invite YOU to join in this year and participate in our event. 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, there are a couple of ways to participate this year, and below you'll find all the details.
12 Days Of Creepmas Jolly Blogger
What You Have to Do: Commit to making and displaying one stamped project on your blog for 12 Days in December. To commit as a Jolly Blogger, add your name and blog address in a comment under this post by November 27.
The Rules: The project must be handmade by you and be posted by 9:00 am Pacific Time every scheduled day. The project must be stamped, with either a rubber stamp or digi stamp used somewhere, and must be either Christmas or Winter Holiday themed AND fall into the category of "Creepmas" (so creepy, weird, or grungy, basic S&S style). This year we are once again allowing all digital projects as long as they are the bloggers original digital art. Projects must be "new" in that they can't have been posted anywhere before, including on your own blog, other blogs, forums, or other websites. In other words, no re-using previous projects. Bloggers are allowed to combine projects to fit into other scheduled postings; for instance, if you have to post a DT project that day or are following other challenge criteria, you can combine the project as long as it follows the 12 Days theme.
Bloggers must also post the 12 Days Blog roll with links to all participating blogs in either their daily posts or on the sidebar of their blog for easy access. The 12 Days blog roll will be posted here by November 29.
To qualify for the prize drawing at the end of the month, you must post a project EVERY SCHEDULED DAY in December. If you miss a day, you will still qualify to receive a survival button, but will not qualify for the prize drawing.
Monday December 1st
Wednesday December 3rd (Smeared Ink Day)
Friday December 5th
Sunday December 7th (Smeared Ink Day)
Tuesday December 9th
Thursday December 11th
Saturday December 13th (Smeared Ink Day)
Monday December 15th
Wednesday December 17th (Smeared Ink Day)
Friday December 19th
Sunday December 21st
Tuesday December 23rd (Smeared Ink Day)
Now I bet you are wondering what Smeared Ink Day is! These are the days that we are challenging you to use ONLY Smeared Ink Stamps on your projects! This is not mandatory, however you will be entered to win a prize from us for using only Smeared Ink stamps on those days!!!
12 Days of Creepmas 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!) and cannot be a copy/paste comment. 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.
Grand Prize Drawing
At the end of the 12 days, we will be drawing for an awesome shopping spree from Smeared Ink!
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)
We hope you will join us this year for our 12 Days of Creepmas 2014 Event!! Don't forget to sign up in a comment below this post.
If you'd like to spread the news about 12 Days of Creepmas 2014, feel free to grab the button below and post it on your blog or website, share on Facebook, or email it to your favorite stamper friends.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Hello everyone! I hope you have had a good rest since the end of 31 Days...I have been super busy tallying Wicked Blogger posts and Horrifying Hopper comments, and we are now ready to announce our GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!!
First, let me say that all of you are AWESOME! This year was truly another spectacular year! Our Wicked Bloggers were amazing, and we had some pretty outstanding Horrifying Hoppers and Sinister Lurkers! You all showcased great stamina by hanging with us all month long. This year we broke our all-time record on participation, both in our Wicked Blogger posted projects and our comments. We showcased over 1000 Wicked Blog posts, and comments totaled an unreal Seventeen THOUSAND Seven Hundred and two comments! Yes, you heard me right, 17,702 comments!!!!! That just blows my mind, and I wish we could give you all a prize!
Actually, we CAN give you all a prize...
Thank you so much for participating in 31 Days this year. As a token of our appreciation, grab the freebie image below. But hurry, it will only be available until the end of this weekend!
from Smeared Ink
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We hope you enjoy this freebie. And of course, we need to announce our Grand Prize Winner! Just to refresh your memory, the winner of this year's drawing will receive this awesome prize pack from Smeared Ink:
So, I won't make you wait any longer, by random number between those who qualified for the drawing, the winner is.......
STEPH!!!!! (Creative Chaos)
Congratulations Steph! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions on claiming your prize.
And a great big congratulations to all of you who participated, whether you posted one project or one comment, participated in the scavenger hunt, made it through part of the event,or completed the full month as a Blogger or Hopper, we thank you for being a part of 31 Days of Halloween 2014
A huge thank you to all of our amazingly generous sponsors who showered us with their goodies throughout the month, we hope you will continue to visit them as they all have some pretty cool stuff going on with their shops and products.
We invite everyone to join us in the forum this month for our regular monthly Challenges and Member Blog Hop, all of which are linked from the Main Page left sidebar. And of course be on the lookout over the next couple of days for our 12 Days of Creepmas Event Information....I will be posting it here on my blog as well as in the forum. We hope you will join us. Thank you again for participating with 31 Days of Halloween 2014 and for making this year spectacular!!
P.S.- If you are a Wicked Blogger or Horrifying Hopper, your Survival Buttons will be posted soon!!!
Friday, October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween everyone! It's finally here, the last day of 31 Days of Halloween 2013! We hope you've enjoyed your time hopping through the Wicked Blogs and finding Scavenger Hunt Prizes. We have one more round of prizes up for grabs, and you'll find the sponsors for today and today's clue located below.
As for the Grand Prize Drawing, we will announce the winner here on my blog by November 5. I will definitely need a few days to finish up my tallying as once again we have had outstanding participation this year! Good luck to all of you Wicked Bloggers and Horrifying Hoppers who made it through the whole month.
Thank you to all of you who stuck with us this month and showed your support for our Wicked Bloggers. It's a huge undertaking to commit to a month-long blog hop with projects each day, and we salute our bloggers! You ROCK!! For those of you who have considered becoming a Wicked Blogger, but want to get a taste of it first ,be sure to join us for 12 Days of Creepmas on the Smeared and Smudged Forum. Details will be posted soon; it's not quite as demanding as 31 Days, but it's still great bloggy fun!
Finally, to celebrate the completion of this year's event, Smeared Ink is having a digi sale today only:
OK, now we have one more round of completely awesome sponsor prizes up for grabs, so here are our fab sponsors for today!
Be sure to visit the Rick St Dennis sites below:
Zibbet Shop: http://www.zibbet.com/Rick1949
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/rick1949
The winner of today's prize from Rick St Dennis will receive 1 single digi image of their choice from the Zibbet shop.
Be sure to visit the Altered Pages sites below:
The winners of today's prize from Altered Pages will receive 1 collage sheet of their choice from the shop.
Be sure to visit the Garden Gate sites below:
The winner of today's prize from Garden Gate will receive a Lucky In Love Romance Gift Pack- "Not yet released in my shop, the winner from today will receive a Lucky In Love Romance Gift Pack which features natural products meant to arouse your senses and inspire tender sharing and delightful tactile pleasures. The pack includes- 9 Sip and Kiss Tea Bags, 9 Ruby Red Aphrodisiac Tea Bags, 2 Lucky In Love Wash Bags, 4 oz. Gently Warming Spicy Cinnamon Love Balm (doubles as an excellent foot cream), and 2 oz. Sweet Velvet Love Balm (doubles as a tasty lip balm or delightful cuticle treatment)"
Visit the Smeared Ink sites here:
Forum: http://www.smearedandsmudged.ning.com (open to all stamp companies)
Check out our Rubber Club here, where you can get your hands on some pretty amazing Smeared Ink rubber! Past Offerings are now available for public purchase, and our next featured set(s) will be announced on October 15.
The winner of today's prize from Smeared Ink will receive a $15 credit for use in our online shop.
(Please note- the credit is only valid for digital items in our online shop and is not valid on Rubber Club orders)
To qualify for the Scavenger Hunt prize drawing, all you have to do is visit the Wicked Blogs and find our hidden scavenger image. We will be hiding one each day and giving you a clue, and anyone who finds it will be entered into a drawing for one of the prizes. Each sponsor for the day will have a different winner, so today we will have two winners!
Once you find the image, EMAIL US and tell us whose blog it is on.
To qualify for today's drawing we must receive all guesses by 9am PST tomorrow morning. If you guess correctly you will get one entry into the daily drawing. The winner will be drawn using random.org and we will announce the winner tomorrow.
Here's your clue for Day 31:
To see me truly indicates danger.
I will stare through your soul as if you're a stranger.
My background X is a definite game-changer!
Do you think you have the answer? Be sure to find the image before you email us.
Have a blast hopping our final day of projects and we hope you enjoy your Halloween festivities today! Stay safe!