Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop Thursday!

Welcome to the first ever Smeared and Smudged Forum Member Blog Hop! This hop is all about featuring the fascinating and talented members of the Smeared and Smudged forum. We have twenty-one different member blogs for you to visit and peruse, all of which are displaying wonderful projects for your enjoyment!

If you don't know what the Smeared and Smudged forum is all about, let me tell you a little bit about it. After unsucessfully searching high and low for a stamping network where I could truly be my weird, dark, and fabulous self, I decided to create the forum. Don't get me wrong, there are alot of great forums out there, and I am a member of a few, but none where I felt really at home. My art was usually too different and dark, or not cute enough for me to feel like I fit in.

This is why the S&S Forum was "born". Now at 86 members strong, we're all about expressing ourselves through gothic, vintage, dark, alternative, and out-of-the-norm stamping, and truly being friendly and open to all types of art (including the occasional cute stuff LOL).

The thing I love most about the forum is, everyone is truly friendly and supportive!! I'm so very grateful for all of the wonderful friends I have made there, and feel absolutely blessed to have finally found other like-minded crafters!

So, if you'd like to join us, just go to the Smeared and Smudged Forum and we'd love to welcome you! Now on to the hop.

For my project I am offering another exclusive Sneak Peek at one of the upcoming Smeared Ink stamp sets. If this is your first visit to my blog, you may not know that my sister and I recently started our own stamp company called Smeared Ink. We have introduced our first four sets for preorder (which will be available in stock very soon!) and have launched our website.

My project today uses an image and saying available on the Li'l Grumpies set that will be in our next stamp release.

*click pics for larger views*

Rather than making a card, I decided to alter a tin that I found at the dollar store. This would make a perfect little gift for someone. The colors are cute and sweet, but the Girly Li'l Grumpy and "suck it up." saying make this lollipop tin super sassy!

I used paint and embossing powders to alter the lid, then embellished with my images, ribbon, eyelets, and crystals. To finish it off, I added bows to my lollipops.

I'd love to hear what you think about it, so feel free to leave a comment. Then hop through the other member blogs to view their awesome projects!









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I hope you enjoy the first Smeared and Smudged Forum Member Hop, and I look forward to seeing you on the forum soon!


  1. Little grumpies is going to be an awesome set! You did a super cute tin!

  2. Oh my. I LOVE THIS. The image and the sentiment are too freakin' fun and will become necessities.

  3. Cant wait to see the rest of the set that is too funny! I need that for my sister shes a brat :) Great colors too wow!

  4. love your tin and love the stamp, can't wait to be able to buy them

  5. Think i'll have to have this stamp set too!

    Lovely tin.
    Thanks for organising this hop and the 'group'.... i am so pleased i found you guys, i dont feel 'odd' anymore!


  6. This is fabulously cute! Can't wait to see the rest of the Lil' Grumpies :) And the sentiment... perfect!

  7. This is SO cool! I love your Grumpie!! He's awesome! And that box is so damn cool! Great idea. Thank you for putting this hop together, Terra!!!

  8. I love her! She came out awesome. I wish I had her mascara!! LOL. Good job!

  9. I love what you did I want that set for sure,I learn so much from you!Hugs Sarah

  10. oh my- just put me down for this set right now- I can just tell!!! I love this Terra- and I love that you brought all of us together! You are wonderful and I LOVE Smeared and Smudged! It is my second home. (some days my first;))

  11. love it love it LOVE IT!!! so beyond fabulosity!!!

    can't wait to see the rest of the set!!


  12. Awesome! Stopped by everybody, such cool art to see!

  13. That is the cutest little monster ever! OMGosh I love all the color and how it is a gorgeous tin! Awesome!

  14. super cute!!! i can't wait for the set to come out!!! great job!!

  15. I luv this! I want this set when it comes out.... The colors you used are excellent!

  16. Oh, thats so LOVELY!!!!!!
    I really want to see rest of these cuties <3

    And your item is so lovely too!
    You´re so great!

  17. I love it!!!! I can't wait!!!!! So excited!!! It was an awesome HOP!!! Just finished commenting on everyone's page!!!!!

    Tori, I want her eyelashes!!!!!! LOL

  18. Thank you for the comment back! I had a blast and cant wait for the next one! P.s is there a deadline on the DT call? Cant wait to see who makes it I am loving everyones work these ladies are so creative!

  19. Gorgeous tin, Terra! Love those Lil' Grumpies! Your coloring is fabulous.

  20. Hi! Coming here from the mb. I am a new member and I LOVE this blog! Your work rocks, I'm so sure you know this. I love looking through all your links!! I am checking out some of the blogs from the hop too!! I definately want in on the next one!
    I know I will be back!!