Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Skull Appreciation Day 2013

Happy Skull Appreciation Day! This year, Smeared Ink and the Smeared and Smudged Forum are bringing you another inspiration-filled hop featured our members' beloved cranial art. We're excited to be hosting again, and we know you will be inspired, awed, and downright smitten with all of the skully goodness that you will see along the hop route today.

 If you're a little hazy on the details of Skull Appreciation Day, we invite you to visit the Skull-A-Day Blog where it all began. This is our third year celebrating in our own way, and we hope to have participants in our hop event for many years to come. Today our bloggers were asked to create a project that features a skull, and nothing more. It can be any project their heart desires, and this is the one event we hold each year where the item does not necessarily need to be stamped. We hope this gives our bloggers some great range and creativity when it comes to showcasing their ideas.

During the hop you may also find a giveaway or two. Be sure to read the instructions and description on each blog in order to enter, and above all, have fun! In fact, I have a giveaway for you right now! Here is a sneak peak digi stamp from one of our upcoming Halloween release sets. 

It's called "Woodcut Skull" and will not be available until July. For today, we are giving away 5 of these babies. All you have to do is leave a comment here and tell me about your favorite skull project from today's hop. I'll randomly draw the winners tomorrow and post them here on this blog. That's it!

Now it's time for the good stuff. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your time hopping through our 2013 Skull Appreciation Day Hop Blog Roll. Then come back and tell me all about it!

Terra (you are here now)
Rick St Dennis
Airless Chambers
Lady Brayton
Black Dragon
Creepy Glowbug
Leigh S-B Designs
Donna M
Donna W
De Stempelwinkel
Evil Edna
Bombshell Stamps
Movie Magic Monthly Blog
Little Black Kitten


  1. The most original project in the blog hop is Blackdragon's canvas shopping bag, made for the DT blog from De Stempelwinkel. She has used skulls in a very creative way, from far it looks like flowerd, but wait until you get closer!
    And I do not say this because she is my designer, but because I truly think this is the best.

  2. Have been looking forward to the blog hop!!! Thanks for hosting...off to check out all the awesome projects!

  3. Hi Terra this has been such a great hop thank you for asking me to join in I have really enjoyed going through all the amazing creations so much talent out there

  4. Thanks, as always, for a great event

  5. Seriously? My favorite! Eiyiyi, Terra! Such amazing and inspiring work by all. Thanks so much for organizing this again. Wouldn't miss it for the world. Ok, if I have to pick ONE project, I have to say I was blown away by Anna's altered ceramic couch. So totally unique and unexpected. xxD

  6. Terra, what a great turn out and an awesomely wonderful Hop! I loved all the different and huge variety of projects. Such great works done by all! New sets look cool, thanks for the tease.

  7. hopped and loved every single skullie project, so I can't choose


  8. Awesome hop! I feel very inspired.:) I don't know that I could possibly pick one favorite project out of the lot, since there are so many different kinds of projects. I enjoyed every minute of it, thank you for hosting again this year!

  9. I loved every single project Terra.
    Thanks for getting this hop up and running with Tori.
    love BDx

  10. Terra,
    Just finished hopping. I cant tell you my favorite because they all were great in their own individual way! Everyone did an awesome job and I love them all!

  11. Thanks for hosting this awesome swap.
    susan s

  12. thanks for a great hop, can't pick just one fav because I saw so many awesome things

  13. I can't pick a favorite project, everyone's creations were amazing and inspirational! Thanks for hosting this hop. It was awesome!

  14. Thank You for hosting, What a great turnout and some awesome projects, Love Hazelxox

  15. Oh my word! Pick one you say? No idea how to narrow it down! Loved moniques altered book, ike's hanging 'thingy', donna m's paper mace skull box.... so many to choose.... too hard to pick one! Have loved my first hop! Thank you! Mo xxx

  16. I'm EXHAUSTED lol! this the first time I've taken part in Skull Appreciation day and the longest blog hop I've ever done but WOW oh WOW was it so worth it! Such a vast array of skully goodness from the most scary to the most, dare i say it, the most pretty skulls I've ever seen! Thanks T & T for organizing such an amazing event!

  17. Thank you for hosting such an amazing hop! I was happily surprised that everyone who signed up actually made something and participated. As far as my favorite project goes, it is so hard to choose as there was such a variety of awesome projects. I'm going to say Black Dragon's Shrine was my number one fav followed by Anna's couch project. There was such amazing detail in both of those projects!

  18. It took me all day but I just finished the hop...awesome creations and posts by everyone! It was so much fun to participate and hop. I loved all the eye candy and new ideas! There is a lot of talented on exhibit here today!

    Kudos to Smeared & Smudged for sponsoring and promoting a great hop! Already looking forward to next year, lol!

    ♥ Wendy

  19. I've had such fun with this event. It was hard to pick one favourite project but I have to go with the Death's Door Domino Earrings (Leigh S-B Designs). They are so gorgeous!

  20. Seriously, I have a whole new appreciation for my skull in particular because all this creativity I saw today on these blogs make my head want to explode with joy! However, as Highlander said "there can be only one" and the one I think demonstrated the true meaning of this contest was Shoni. Look at her project and no explanation needed. I hope to join next year.

  21. they are all amazing! I love them all can't pick one and it looks like no one else can too :) can't wait for next year!

  22. I absolutely loved this hop - I did have to quit last night (my eyes were getting blurry), but I finished up first thing this morning. I fell in love with the DominoArRT jewelry. Beautifully done!

  23. DANG !!! Mind blowingly AWESOME Hop !!!! Such gorgeous creations. It's hard to pick one but I go for BD's mini shrine. !!!
    Superb woodcut image :-)
    Thanks for the tremendous Hop.
    IKE x

  24. I could never pick one project, but I WAS totally psyched to see Teri (Delicious Doodles) designing HORRORSCOPE images. Ack! Must have them all! Thanks for all your hard work, the hop was so inspirational! :)

  25. I have loved being inspired by all of the pieces in this hop, can't wait to play with those new images you certainly are one talented family :)