Friday, May 20, 2011

Lunar Eclipse Page

Today I am sharing this post here and on our Smeared Ink DT blog, Smudgy Antics, which is a great blog to follow if you want daily inspiration from the whole awesome Smeared Ink Design Team!

As you all know (or should know), we had a full lunar eclipse on this past Winter Solstice, which is the first time that has happened in 372 years. Unfortunately with me being in one of the rainiest spots in the US, we had overcast skies that night at my house. But, my uncle came to the rescue and shared some awesome pics of the eclipse that he took.

Even though we didn't get to see much of it, we definitely felt the effects. Some say that the "crazy" comes out during the full moon, and I have personally witnessed first hand how some people just loose control the closer the moon gets to being full. It's especially evident in all the dumb decision making (including my biggest pet peeve: stupid drivers) that seem to plague some as the full moon rises each month.

Anyways, I decided to make a scrapbook page that honors the lunar eclipse and the "crazies" that come along with a full moon. This page features my uncle's pictures and the Crouching Wolf digi and Staring at the Moon sentiment from Smeared Ink's Part of The Pack digi set. I do have to warn that my pics are kinda blurry, I will try to take better ones in the morning.

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I am entering this page into Scraps of Darkness: Darkest/Weirdest Layout Challenge of April/May. I think it's both dark and weird enough. What do you think? I hope you like it and that it gives you some inspiration for your own dark weirdness! Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Simply Betty Stamps and Smeared Ink Zombie Hop!

In case you didn't know, this month on the Smeared and Smudged Forum one of our fabulous challenge sponsors is Simply Betty Stamps. Betty so generously donated some of her newer zombie images for us to work with and we've gotten together with design team members from both teams to showcase these creepy-cute characters! I was lucky to get to work with the Zombie London image.

For my project I decided to try something that I've never done before, and that is printing a digi image onto fabric. I started by attaching cotton fabric to a sheet of paper with adhesive. Then I ran it through my printer, and voila! Instant fabric image.

I used my copics to color it in since I don't have fabric markers. Although I had some bleeding, for the most part this worked to my advantage cause I think it mixed the colors pretty well and made it look zombie-like. IDK, maybe I'm just trying to tell myself it looks good since this isn't my best coloring job, but I think it works for the purpose of a kids shirt. I don't know if this will be washable or not, so I'll probably end up getting some sort of clear fabric sealer for it.

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After coloring, I ironed on some stiff double-sided interfacing and then cut out my image. I left a slight border around the outside of the image. Then I ironed it into the shirt. I finished the image by adding a black fabric paint border. See the smudge by her foot? My daughter got so excited that she touched it before it dried.

To finish off the shirt, I stamped the words "Zombie Lover" using Smeared Ink's Build A Zombie Alphabet set. I colored it in, and then added small green bows to both shoulders of the shirt.

I think it's pretty simple, but super cute! Here's my chicken-pox infected model, complete with tongue sticking out.

Can you tell she's excited and happy with her shirt? So, now that you've seen my zombie lover, head on over to the rest of the gals and check out their awesome projects! Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to sign up for our Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop on June 4th (scroll down a post if you don't know what I'm talking about). Happy Hopping!!

Scrappy Betty:





Lady B









Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop- Join Us!

Smeared Ink Skull Blog Hop

Do you love creating amazing projects that showcase skully goodness? Wanna get some traffic to your blog and share your obsession? Join us on June 4th for one wild blog hop event! We will be celebrating Skull Appreciation Day by featuring handmade projects that spotlight the much-loved cranium. We will also be giving away tons of freebies during the hop!

How can you participate, you ask? Well, there are a couple of ways to get in on the action. To spread the word, grab our button above and post it to your blog, facebook page, or website and share the info. Then come hop through the amazing projects on the 4th, starting on the Smudgy Antics blog.

To join in, simply make a homemade project or craft that features a skull and sign up to be included in our hop list. This is open to any crafter or artist who would like to feature a handmade skull-themed project. You can sign up on our forum here, or by leaving a comment here with your name and blog address. If you choose to sign up on our forum, you will get your choice of a free Smeared Ink Skull Appreciation digi image to add to your collection.

After you sign up, be on the lookout for the hop list to be posted. The deadline for signing up as a participant is Tuesday May 31, 2011. We will post the hop list of participants on Thursday morning, June 2, 2011. Then just share your project on the 4th along with the list of participating blogs! During the hop we will also be giving away freebies, so that is even more incentive to participate or hop along.

If you or someone you know would like to sponsor the hop with your own freebie giveaway featuring a skull (and get advertising on our forum, blogs, and other hop information posts like facebook shares), please contact Terra here. When you sponsor, we will add your website/button to all of our hop advertising.

Thanks for joining us in this event and spreading the word, and we look forward to a fun skull-filled blog hop on the 4th!

*for more information on Skull Appreciation Day, please visit Skull-A-Day.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Smeared Ink New Release Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to another New Release Hop for Smeared Ink. We are introducing two new digi sets today. Yay! and to celebrate our design team has gotten together to feature some of the fantastic images. Before I forget, let me also mention that we are having a special today only, if you buy any two of our digi sets, you get to choose a third digi set for free!! Just mention your freebie choice in the paypal comments when you check out. Woo Hoo! What could be better than free stuff!!!

So, now that I have your attention, I will show you the new sets. And let me tell you, I adore both of them! The first is a set of little stitched up dolls that are both creepy and cute. Think along the lines of a rag doll with button eyes and mohawks. Here's Stitchy Situation:

I just love these little guys,and you will see several projects today made with them. The next set is gorgeous artwork adapted from 19th century Austrian artist Franz Von Bayros and is called, or course, Von Bayros:

I was lucky enough to get to work with one of these beautiful images for today's hop, and here is my card:

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It's actually pretty straight-forward for me. I colored with Copics and cut out four layers of the image. The background is peacock feathers layered with stitched cardstock, and I added a die-cut and distressed label that has words from a candle sticker. It says "Exotic Collection" and I thought it fit well with the bold colors of the card.

I made the green embellishments from sculpey, and I also added some spots of glitter and crystal effects to the image, as well as Pearl-Ex powder around the edges of my image and label. Here is a close up of the layers on my image:

Although it looks black, the background cardstock in my card is actually navy blue. I went for something a little different this time with a bolder color pallette, I thought the image looked somewhat exotic and that it fit really well.

So, I hope you have enjoyed looking. Hop on through the DT blogs to see some awesome projects, and then head over to our Shop to get your very own new release digis, and don't forget your freebie set when you purchase two sets! Thanks for stopping by.





Black Dragon

Lady Brayton





Friday, May 6, 2011

De-Stash Sale Round 1

Ok, well it took a LONG time to get this stuff semi organized, photographed and uploaded, but here is round 1 of the things I am willing to pass on to other homes. Please note that the prices don't include shipping. I will put everything into the smallest box possible to ship and let you know how much the shipping total is. If you are interested in anything, please email me and let me know; first come first serve. Also, in case you don't know anything about my stamping style, I am a very messy stamper. Chances are, if I've used it, it's probably stained. But, the staining does not affect the stamped images at all and I am not offering anything that I would not buy myself :) One last note, I had a bad experience with a check last time I sold some of my goodies, so this time I am taking paypal only please. If you email, I will send you a total with an estimate on shipping, and then I'll send out a paypal invoice. I'll also update info as things sell. Thanks everyone! Hope you enjoy my sale!

Oh yeah, also forgot to mention, feel free to make me an offer if you want to buy lots!!!! :)


Bombshell Sacred Heart- $10-SOLD

Witches Set:$10- SOLD

Random Halloween- $10 SOLD

Invoke Arts Catrina Set- $10 -SOLD

Wings Set-$10 SOLD

Monsters Set-$8

Tiny Whymsical Alphabet & designs- $10
Fairies, Flowers, Hearts, & Cute Stuff- $8


Women-$6 SOLD

Domino size Women- (over 50 stamps) $30 SOLD

Domino Backgrounds- $8 SOLD

Invoke Arts Doll Parts-(one thigh is missing but you can use the one included for both sides) $10


Bombshell Muertas Doll- $10

Christmas set- $7

Rock N Roll Acrylics- $5 ON HOLD

Tiny Alphabet (not sure if they are all there or not) -$1

Puns From The Past- $10 SOLD

Domino Stamp- $1

Shapes- $3

Henna Hands- $2 -SOLD

Flowers- $6 SOLD

Words (they are pretty rough as you can see in the pics, but you can cut them apart like I did on one) -$1

Invitation Stamps-$4



Oriental Nature- $8

Large Stitched Tree-$1

Birthday- $4

Bombshell Lucky Bride- $10

Bombshell Homeward Bound- $10

Bombshell Mi Amor- $10-SOLD

Bombshell Sugar Skulls- $10-SOLD

Bombshell Mermaid Treasure- $10 SOLD

Bombshell Rise and Shine- $10

Bombshell Vintage Raceway- $10 SOLD

Bombshell Holiday Accessories- $8

EMBOSSING POWDERS- $2 ea- all of them are at least half way full if not more, lots of them I never used

Rose Crafts Lemon Zest
Judikins Cloisonne SOLD

Rose Crafts Evergreen

Personal Stamp Exchange Copper-SOLD
Rose Crafts Arizona Redrock

Stampendous Saphire-SOLD
Stampin' Up Clear

Stampin Up Gold #1

Stampendous Silver

Stamp of Approval Kaleidoscope

Black Embossing Powder

Stampin' Stuff Classic Pewter

Embossing Arts Sparkles

Creations Unlimited Silver Seas

Stampin Up White -ON HOLD

Judikins Pastilles

Holographic EP

Stampin Stuff Clear

Rose Crafts Lilac Frost

Lg Vertigris

Stampendous Garnet

Personal Stamp Exchange Gold Tinsel

Rose Crafts Ori Silk Pink-SOLD
Rose Crafts Red Sparkle

Stampin Up Gold #2

Rose Crafts Sunset Pearl SOLD

Stampin Up Gold #3

Stampin Up Black

Stamendous Amethyst

Stampendous Carnelian

Judikins Malachite SOLD

Candy Pink EP

Stampn Stuff Black Lame

Silver Sparkle EP

Stampn Stuff Cobalt Blue -ON HOLD


Craft Mate holder with colored eyelets and brads-$20 SOLD

Color Coach- $1

Stampin Up Perfect Layers Tool- $5

Stampin Pastels- $5 (These are a little rough as you see in the pics, but still lots of chalk left! They need a good home where they will get used)

Essentials Glue Pad w/refill- $2

Small Take Out Box Template- $1 SOLD

Small Cake Box Template- $1

Shapes Template- $1

Pillow Box Template- $1 SOLD

Large Takeout Box Template- $1 SOLD

Shaped Tags Template- $1

Large Pouch Box Template- $1

Pocketbook Box Template- $1

Large Cake Box Template- $1

More Shaped Tags Template- $1

Large Pillow Box Template- $1 SOLD

Stamping Wheels

Large Handle- $1

Small Handle- $1

Small Skull Wheel- $2 SOLD

Small Circle Wheel- $2 SOLD

Small Baby Wheel- $2

Large Leaves Wheel- $3

Small Baby Feet Wheel- $2

Large Hearts Wheel- $3

Large Texture Wheel Speckled- $3

Large Swirly Wheel #1-$3

Small Paisley Flower Wheel- $2

Large Dots and Swirls- $3

Small Boho- $2

Large Swirls #2- $3

Large Dot Rows- $3 SOLD

Large Poinsettias- $3

Small Spiders- $2

Large Texture Rough- $3

Small Vines- $2

Large Straight dots- $3 SOLD

Small road- $2

Small Tire Tracks- $2

Small Watercolor Flowers-$2

Large Ornate Swirl- $3

Large Dainty Flowers- $3

Large Texture Rough Canvas- $3 SOLD

Dies and Punches

Sizzix Big Swirl die- $8 SOLD

Sizzix Big Teddy Bear die- $8

Sizzix Big Petal Card die- $8 (brand new)

Cuttlebug embossing folder flowers- $4

Cuttlebug embossing folder harlequin- $4 SOLD

Cuttlebug embossing folder snowflakes- $4 SOLD

Sizzix sizlets present die- $1

Sizzix sizlets swirl die- $1 SOLD

Cuttlebug tiny leaves die set- $3

Cuttlebug snowflakes die- $1 SOLD

Small Heart squeeze punch- $2

Stampin Up Large Oval Punch- $6

Stampion Up 1 3/8" Circle Punch- $6

Stampin Up squarepunch 1 1/4"- $6 SOLD

Fiskars border punch lace- $3 ON HOLD

Fiskars border punch scroll- $3 ON HOLD

Stampi Up Flower punch- $6 SOLD

Stampin Up large tag punch- $6

Stampin Up 1 3/8" square punch- $6

Stampin Up 3 flowers punch- $6

Stampin Up 1" circle small punch- $1 SOLD

Stampin Up small oval punch- $6

Stampin Up small tag punch- $6

Stampin Up shapes punch- $6

Stampin Up Word Window punch- $6

Stampin Up 1 3/4" circle punch- $6

Stampin Up 1 1/4" circle punch- $6


Curved Acrylic block (for large stamps to "roll" them onto the paper)- $2

large roll of random flower fabric ribbon- $1

plain white tiles qty 7- $3

large red punchinella roll-$4

large green punchinella- $3

large blue punchinella- $4 SOLD

large gold punchinella-$4

pack of 100 cardboard circles (I was going to use this for bases for awesome banners, just never got around to it)-$3

styrofoam makeup trays- great to use for paint & glues!!! I have four packs, let me know if you want 1 or more- $1 each pack

copper wire mesh- about half of it is left (as you see in the pic)- $2