Friday, February 26, 2010

Meet the Smeared and Smudged Design Team- Kelli

Now that things have settled down a little bit for me, I'd like to continue featuring the awesome members of the Smeared and Smudged Design Team! Today's post is all about Kelli. Some of you may have seen her very first feature here on the S&S blog way back in "the beginning". You'll be glad to know that Kelli has been rocking our world ever since with some wild projects, blunt humor, and all around good personality. Enjoy.

Glitter Words

"Ok, so my name is Kelli Sanchez Green, I'm 37 and married with 2 kids. I am a stay at home mom and love it! I am a big kid at heart and will tell you how it is. I have no fear of speaking my mind....ever. I like scary movies, but my favorite movie of all time is The Wizard of Oz.

I started crafting when I was little with my mom. About 9 years ago, I got into rubber stamping and fell in love! I love the fact that I can take a sexy stamp and make it sexier, or I can take a cutsie stamp and goth it out! My biggest passion is altered items, and I love altering everything and anything.

I like sharing my creations because no matter what, I am an artist. If I can affect someone through something I make, then that makes me happy. It doesn't matter if they love it or hate it; at least it gets a reaction out of them. I like to think that on some level I have a positive influence on people. But even if it is a negative affect, at least they are still thinking about my art!"

Glitter Words

Glitter Words

To see more of Kelli's art after visiting her blog, be sure to check out her page on the S&S forum! And don't forget, if you're interested in joining the fabulous ranks of the Smeared and Smudged Design Team, we are having a call right now for new team members! See all the info in the post below this one. Hope you got a little more insight into Kelli's world, and I'll be featuring another great DT member next Friday!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Smeared Ink Design Team Call

Do you have a different way of looking at things when it comes to rubber stamping? Smeared Ink is looking to add 5 Design Team Members to the Smeared and Smudged team. Smeared Ink is a brand new rubber stamp company that will feature edgy, unique, wild, sometimes dark, and fun art stamps. We're looking for team members who are not afraid to think outside of the box and express themselves in interesting ways through their projects. To see some of the current DT members work, visit our forum at Design Team Members art will be featured on the Smeared Ink Website, Smeared and Smudged Forum, and Smeared and Smudged Blog.

Requirements for Smeared Ink Design Team Members:

*You must have an active blog.

*You must be or become a member of the Smeared and Smudged Forum on Ning.

*You must be able to upload photos and/or scans of your projects.

*DT members are required to design a minimum of four items per month, including three cards and one altered item. Two of these items must use Smeared Ink stamps exclusively. These items must be posted on the forum and your blog, and also be physically mailed in by the end of each month. The other two items can use any stamps and supplies that you like and must be posted to the forum and your blog.

*Each DT member will be assigned a group from the Smeared and Smudged Forum. One of your monthly projects must follow the requirements of that group and be posted in that group. The groups will rotate. To view some of the groups available, please visit Smeared and Smudged on Ning.

* You must actively participate in The Vent group on Smeared and Smudged. A minimum requirement is two posts a week.

* You must promote Smeared Ink Stamps thru your blog, and whenever you see an opportunity.

*International Applicants welcome.

Benefits of Smeared Ink Design Team:

* Your blog will be showcased on the Smeared and Smudged Blog, Smeared and Smudged forum, and Paper Craft Planet Group
*Your physically mailed projects will be featured on the Smeared Ink website and also used in physical displays.
* You will receive one free stamp set per month to use in your projects.
* You get to network with other wicked awesome stampers who share the same love for out-of-the-norm stamping.
* You get to sport a really cool S&S Button on your blog.

To Apply, please email the following information to



Blog URL

Pictures of three cards and one altered item that best represent your style of stamping.

What do you think you can bring to the Smeared Ink Design Team? We want to know what makes you tick!

Do you feel you can meet all the requirements listed above?

Deadline for Submissions is Sunday, March 14, 2010

Winners will be contacted by Tuesday, March 16, 2010.

DT term will run for six months starting April 1, 2010


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Design Team Call...Coming Soon!

Just a note to let you know Smeared Ink will be having it's second Design Team call starting soon, so be sure to check back later to get all the info!! If you haven't seen what the Smeared and Smudged Design Team has been up to, check out the forum HERE.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February Smeared and Smudged Sketch Challenges

February boasts even more great challenges on the Smeared and Smudged Forum, and I'd like to share with you some information about them and how you can win!

Each month in the Very Sketchy group on the forum, we feature a card sketch and a scrapbook sketch, with an awesome sponsor prize at the end of the month! This month's sponsor is:

Third Coast is a small art rubber stamp company started in 1995. Now carrying more than 5000 stamp images, they work with several artists to bring you new unique and inspiring images. Third Coast has something for every taste!

This month's prize is $50 in product of your choice from Third Coast! Yes, you heard me right, $50 in stamps! To participate in the sketch challenges, just visit the Very Sketchy group on the forum. You can find the Card Sketch HERE. You can find the Scrapbook Sketch HERE.

Along with the sketch challenges, Smeared and Smudged offers some other unique challenges, including the Oh! The Horror Challenge, and a BRAND NEW Rock n' Rolla Video Challenge! (Sounds fun, huh!)

Also, we are currently taking sign ups for an ATC swap and an image swap. You can find all of this information on the homepage of the forum as well as this post. SO, give Third Coast a visit to see their rockin' stamps, and then head over to the S&S Forum to get your challenge on!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Smeared Ink Free Stamp Set Winner

As we previewed the new stamp release throughout the month, we asked you to leave your opinion on the various stamp images. Well, if you left one of the 53 comments, you were automatically entered into a drawing to win a free Smeared Ink stamp set! So now here comes the fun part where we announce the winner. We determined the winner by using a random number generator at

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The result was number 33, and the number 33 comment was left by...


Barb from Haunted Design House Blog, you are the lucky winner of a free Smeared Ink stamp set of your choice, so please take a look at the Smeared Ink Store and choose which of the four sets you'd like to have. We will send it out to you the first week of March when the new sets arrive! Congrats!!

Thank you to all of you who gave us your opinions, and don't fret. We will be having a drawing each month to win a free set! Wanna know how you can win? Click HERE. The first badge drawing will take place on March 1st.