Friday, August 26, 2011

Mixed Media/Stamping Books Destash Sale

Hi all,
I have some mixed media/stamping/arts books from my own collection that I am ready to pass on to new owners. All of them are fabulous in my opinion and I've learned alot from them :) I have listed them below with generic pics of what they look like, along with price (about half off their retail price) and # of pages. All of them are gently used and in great shape. If you are interested in any of them, please email me at and I can send you a paypal invoice for total + shipping. Thanks for taking a look!

Artist Trading Card Workshop- Bernie Berlin
127 pages: $12

Layered, Tattered & Stitched- Ruth Rae
128 pages: $13

Bent, Bound & Stitched- Guiseppina Cirincione
128 pages- $12

30 Minute Rubber Stamp Workshop- Sandra McCall
127 pages- $13

Making Greeting Cards with Creative Materials- MaryJo McGraw
121 pages: $12

Greeting Card Magic with Rubber Stamps- MaryJo McGraw
125 pages: $12

Stamp Art- Sharilyn Miller
126 pages: $12

Collage Cards, Mini Books, Slide Mounts & More- Suzanne McNeill
50 pages: $9

Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories- Lisa Bluhm
144 pages: $13

The Pop-Up Book-Paul Jackson
160 pages: $13

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

31 Days of Halloween- Coming Soon!

Welcome to the planning stages of 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN 2011! Are you ready for round three? We are super excited to be bringing you our third annual Halloween/Day of The Dead celebration here on Smeared and Smudged, and we really can't wait!

Once again we are recruiting Wicked Blogs to join in the 31 Days extravaganza of projects, so you'll have a plethora of Halloween goodness to feast your eyes on all month long! The challenge for the Wicked Blogs is to participate all month by providing a different stamped project each and every day in October. If they complete the task, they will be entered into the huge prize drawing at the end of the month!

I know I am looking forward to the challenge again, and I hope you are excited to participate as either a Wicked Blogger, Horrifying Hopper, or Sinister Lurker. Here's how you do it...

Wicked Blogger

What You Have To Do:
Wicked Bloggers sign up to make and post one Halloween or Day of the Dead project for each and every day in October. Sign up begins on August 17, 2011 and ends on September 20, 2011. To sign up, add your NAME and BLOG ADDRESS to a comment under this post by September 20, 2011. All Wicked Bloggers will receive a Survival Button at the end of the month to proudly post on their blog.

The Rules:

Wicked Bloggers must post one project each day in October on their blog by 9AM Pacific time in order to qualify for the grand prize drawing. The project must be handmade and stamped with either a rubber or digi stamp. This year we are allowing all digital projects as long as they are the bloggers original digital art.

Bloggers must also post the Wicked Blog list with links to all participating blogs in either their daily posts or on the sidebar of their blog for easy access. The Wicked Blogs list will be posted here by September 25, 2011.

Horrifying Hopper

What You Have To Do:

Hop through each of the Wicked Blogs that are participating and leave a comment on each project. No need to sign up, just start on the first day and work your way through all the blogs. All Horrifying Hoppers will receive a Survival Button at the end of the month to proudly post on their blog.

The Rules:

You must leave a comment on EACH participating blog EVERY day in October to qualify for the grand prize drawing. Your comment should be about the project or something related (i.e.-no "Here's my comment for today" or "I'm here!"...these types of comments won't count!) If you miss a day or a blog, you will still qualify to receive a survival button, but will not qualify for the grand prize drawing.

Sinister Lurker

What You Have To Do:
Some of you can't participate all month long, and that's okay! Only Wicked Bloggers and Horrifying Hoppers are up for the grand prize drawing, but if you can't do either of those you will still have the chance to win some Lurker prizes! We will be hiding scavenger hunt pictures randomly throughout the month on various participating blogs...if you find one on any given day, you will be put in for that day's freebie drawing. It may be a coupon, a free digi, or a Halloween goodie, who knows! We are working on some great sponsor prizes for the scavenger hunt this year, and it will be well worth your time to visit every once in a while.

The Rules:

Scavenger Items will be hidden randomly on the Wicked Blogs, and are not guaranteed to be available every day. You will have to visit blogs to find them. If you find one, you will email and let us know exactly where it was and your name will go into that scavenger item's drawing. Each person who finds the "hidden" picture will get one entry. The drawing for each scavenger prize will be the day after it was posted and winners will be chosen by random number based on who emailed. Wicked Bloggers are able to participate and find scavenger pictures as well, unless it is hidden on their own blog.

Grand Prize Drawing
Doesn't this all sound like fun? I know WE can't wait!!But wait, I know you are now asking yourself "What huge prize drawing at the end of the month are they talking about?" In addition to some awesome scavenger prizes provided by some pretty amazing sponsors, we are offering up a glorious concoction of 31 Days goodies worth over $300! We have the pictures up soon.

How To Win It:

Each person who successfully completes the 31 Days as either a Wicked Blogger or a Horrifying Hopper will receive one entry toward this prize drawing. If you successfully complete both, you will receive two entries. (Meaning if you are a Wicked Blogger and you comment on every blog every day, you have successfully completed both)

That just about covers all the rules and regulations for this year's celebration. If you represent a business and are interested in sponsoring 31 Days of Halloween by providing a scavenger prize, please contact me us at We will feature your website during the whole month of celebration!

If you'd like to spread the news about 31 Days, feel free to grab one of the buttons below and post it on your blog or website, or email it to your favorite stamper friends. Also just like last year, we have opened up a special page on our forum for all of you to gather and share your thoughts during the whole 31 Days preparations and throughout the month of fun. Please come join us! We can't wait to share 31 Days of Halloween with you, so sit back and enjoy the ride!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Announcing the NEW Smeared Ink Design Team!

We had so many wonderful applications and want to thank all of you who applied! The choice was a hard one, but in the end these ladies and gentleman rocked their applications, and will now be rockin' the Smeared and Smudged Forum from August through the end of January. Congratulations!

Welcoming Back Design Team Members:

Black Dragon

Lady Brayton




And Introducing our New Design Team Members:








That’s right! We now have TWELVE Design Team Members! WATCH OUT WORLD!!
Check out their wonderful blogs, and be sure to come by the forum to see all the wicked projects they will have to offer.