Thursday, June 7, 2012

Winner- Skull Appreciation Day

Hello everyone, welcome back! I know you have been waiting anxiously for the announcement of our winner, but first a huge thank you to all of you who made our Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop such a success! There were outstanding projects all around from those of you who participated by showcasing on your blog, and I can't wait to go through them all again in detail. I will be spending my weekend hopping and leaving my own comments on all of your exquisite hard work.

There have already been announcements for most, if not all, of the other sponsor prizes so please be sure to check up on those and see if you are a winner! After tallying up all the blog comments and verifying, we have a winner of the $50 Smeared Ink shopping spree. By random drawing provided by, the winner is:

Jenn Borjeson

Congratulations Jenn!!! Please email to claim your prize.

And once again, thank you to all of you who shared your love of skulls with us! Don't forget to keep a lookout for info on other upcoming Smeared and Smudged Forum annual events: Smudgefest (Aug) and 31 Days of Halloween (Oct)

See you soon!

Monday, June 4, 2012


Hello everyone, welcome to our second annual Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop! At the Smeared and Smudged Forum we are always very appreciative of our cranial art, but the folks at Skull A Day introduced us to this day of celebration and we are thrilled to participate in our own little way. We have quite a doozy in store for you today, as we have forty participants just giddy about sharing their amazing skull themed projects with you. I personally can't wait to show you mine, but first I just want to let you know about a few things.

First, we have some pretty awesome sponsors for today's blog hop and they will be scattered throughout, so be sure to visit all of the blogs. Each of the giveaways will have it's own criteria for winning, so read carefully and follow all the instructions given to enter.

Second, each blog will have the blog roll listed so it should be pretty easy for you to find your way through this enormous hop, but in case you get lost along the way, you can always come back here and find the participant list in my sidebar.

Finally, I have a prize and a sale to tell you about!

Today, Smeared Ink is offering a $50 shopping spree as the first blog hop prize. In order to qualify for this prize drawing, you must comment on each one of the participating blogs by this Wednesday night at midnight (Pacific Time). Thursday morning we will tally the comments and draw for the winner using, and the winner will be posted here. We know this won't be hard because you will just have oodles of things to say after you see all the awesomesauce.

Also, in honor of Skull Appreciation, Smeared Ink is having a 25% off sale on ALL digi stamps in our shop. You can get any of your fave digis at a discount for the whole week. The sale starts today and ends next Monday.

Okay, so now that all the housekeeping is out of the way, I'd like to share my project with you. I made a 16x12 canvas called Early Winter. There are too many steps to really get into alot of detail about the process, but some of the materials used on it are tons of paint, plaster, sticks (yes, sticks), tissue paper, glitter, paper, tiny metal washers, and digi stamps from Smeared Ink's Heart Wings set.

*click pics for larger views

Some of you may think this looks pretty creepy, but I REALLY toned it down from my original plan and it kinda became a softer, more pretty piece that still fits my style. 

So now that you have seen my project, have fun visiting all of the blogs on our hop list. Don't forget to comment on each one on this list to qualify for our Smeared Ink shopping spree drawing, and read carefully to find out how to win the other sponsor prizes. Above all, have fun today celebrating Skull Appreciation and thank you for hopping with us!

Terra (you are here)
Black Dragon
Lady Brayton
Smudger Challenge
Glittery Katie
Ms. Ruin
Bombshell Stamps Blog
Lady Coral
Scrapbook Stamp Society

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Skull Appreciation Day- Almost Here!

It's almost time! Join us on the 4th of June for this amazing blog hop! If you have signed up to be a participant, you can find your blog roll for the hop HERE. Be sure to include the hop list in your post on the fourth, or add it to the sidebar and point it out to your visitors.

Also, I'd like to share two more amazing sponsors for our hop:


Be sure to join us on the 4th for a chance to win a prize from all our fabulous sponsors!!