Tuesday, November 6, 2012

12 Days of Creepmas- Coming Soon!

We'd like to invite YOU to join in this year and participate in our 12 Days of Creepmas Smeared and Smudged Style 2012 event. We're offering up a cool prize at the end, and know that you'll have a blast! How can you do this, you ask? Well, there are a couple of ways to participate this year, and below you find all the details.

12 Days Of Creepmas Jolly Blogger
What You Have to Do: Commit to making and displaying one stamped project on your blog for 12 Days in December. To sign up, visit our information page at http://smearedandsmudged.ning.com/page/12-days-of-creepmas-2012

The Rules:The project must be handmade by you and be posted by 9:00 am Pacific Time every scheduled day. The project must be stamped, with either a rubber stamp or digi stamp used somewhere, and must be either Christmas or Winter Holiday themed AND fall into the category of "Creepmas" (so creepy, weird, or grungy, basic S&S style).  This year we are once again allowing all digital projects as long as they are the bloggers original digital art. Projects must be "new" in that they can't have been posted anywhere before, including on your own blog, other blogs, forums, or other websites. In other words, no re-using previous projects. Bloggers are allowed to combine projects to fit into other scheduled postings; for instance, if you have to post a DT project that day or are following other challenge criteria, you can combine the project as long as it follows the 12 Days theme.
Bloggers must also post the 12 Days Blog roll with links to all participating blogs in either their daily posts or on the sidebar of their blog for easy access. The 12 Days blog roll will be posted here by November 29.
To qualify for the prize drawing at the end of the month, you must post a project EVERY SCHEDULED DAY in December. If you miss a day, you will still qualify to receive a survival button, but will not qualify for the prize drawing.

Posting Schedule

Saturday December 1st
Monday December 3rd (Smeared Ink Day)
Wednesday December 5th
Friday December 7th (Smeared Ink Day)
Sunday December 9th
Tuesday December 11th
Thursday December 13th (Smeared Ink Day)
Saturday December 15th
Monday December 17th (Smeared Ink Day)
Wednesday December 19th
Friday December 21st
Sunday December 23rd (Smeared Ink Day)

Now I bet you are wondering what Smeared Ink Day is! They are the days that we are challenging you to use ONLY Smeared Ink Stamps on your projects! This is not mandatory, however you will be entered to win a prize from us for using only Smeared Ink stamps on those days!!!

12 Days of Creepmas Merry Hopper

What You Have To Do: Hop through each of the 12 Days Blogs that are participating and leave a comment on each project.

The Rules:You must leave a comment on EACH participating blog every scheduled day to qualify for the prize drawing. Your comment should be about the project or something related (ie-no "Here's my comment for today" or "I'm here!"...these types of comments won't count!) and cannot be a copy/paste comment. If you miss a day or a blog, you will still qualify to receive a survival button, but will not qualify for the prize drawing.

Grand Prize Drawing 
At the end of the 12 days, we will be drawing for an awesome shopping spree from Smeared Ink!

Each person who successfully completes the 12 Days as either a Jolly Blogger or a Merry Hopper will receive one entry toward the prize drawing. If you successfully complete both, you will receive two entries. (Meaning if you are a Jolly Blogger and you comment on every blog every day, you have successfully completed both)

We hope you will join us this year for our 12 Days of Creepmas 2012 Event!!

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, share on facebook,or email it to your favorite stamper friends. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

31 Days of Halloween Winner!!

Hello everyone! I hope you have had a good rest since the end of 31 Days...I have been super busy tallying Wicked Blogger posts and Horrifying Hopper comments, and we are now ready to announce our GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!!

First, let me say that all of you are AWESOME! We had 36 Wicked Bloggers participate this year, with 25 of them completing all 31 days of posting. That is an amazing, tiring, draining, psychotic and rewarding feat!! Congrats Wicked Bloggers! Plus, we had some pretty outstanding Horrifying Hoppers, 10 of which completed all 31 Days of commenting on each and every blog EVERY day of the month! Wow, what stamina!! Not to mention the combined comments of our Bloggers, Hoppers, and Lurkers, which totaled an unreal Seventeen THOUSAND Five Hundred and Eighteen comments! Yes, you heard me right, 17,518 comments!!!!! As you can imagine, it took me a while to get a winner....

The winner of this year's drawing will of course receive this prize pack from Smeared Ink:

So, I won't make you wait any longer, by random number between those who qualified for the drawing, the winner is.......

er...., I mean

Congratulations Alex! Please contact us at smearedinkstamps@gmail.com for further instructions on claiming your prize.

And a great big congratulations to all of you who participated, whether you posted one project or one comment, participated in the scavenger hunt, made it through part of the event,or completed the full month as a Blogger or Hopper, we thank you for being a part of our 4th annual 31 Days of Halloween! 

A huge thank you to all of our amazingly generous sponsors who showered us with their goodies throughout the month, we hope you will continue to visit them as they all have some pretty cool stuff going on with their shops and products.

We invite everyone to join us in the forum this month for our regular monthly Challenges and Member Blog Hop, all of which are linked from the Main Page left sidebar. Also, please join us on Smudgy Antics for our regularly scheduled Weekly Challenges; this week why don't you come an join us in a game of Tic-Tac-Toe! 

And of course be on the lookout over the next couple of days for our 12 Days of Creepmas Smeared and Smudged Style Event Information....I will be posting it here on my blog as well as in the forum. We hope you will join us!


P.S.- If you are a Wicked Blogger or Horrifying Hopper, your Survival Buttons will be posted soon!!!