Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome to 31 Days of Halloween 2013- Rules and Regs

Welcome to 31 Days of Halloween 2013- Rules and Regs

Yay! It has begun! Welcome to the fifth annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Smeared Ink and the Smeared and Smudged Forum. We are so excited to be bringing you one fantastic month long event! There is a whole lot of information to share with you, so please bear with me as I go over everything.

 First off, if you haven't experienced 31 Days of Halloween before, you are definitely in for a wild ride! Each year at the S&S Forum, we challenge our members to sign up to be what we call a Wicked Blogger. They will share with you one awe-inspiring Halloween or Day of the Dead themed project for the whole month of October, and each year we are thrilled with the variety and talent that is showcased by our Bloggers.

The Wicked Bloggers will have their project posts up each day by 9am PST (Pacific Standard Time), and to reward them for their hard work and stress (believe me, it's stressful!) any Wicked Blogger who completes all 31 days of posts on time will be entered into our grand prize drawing at the end of the month.

Here's a sneaky-peeky at the grand prize from Smeared Ink.

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The prize pack includes:
3 Smeared Ink Rubber Stamp Sets of winner's choice 
$25 Smeared Ink Digi Package of winner's choice
Smeared Ink Raven Collage Pajama Set
Smeared Ink Raven King T-Shirt
Tim Holtz Ideaology Adornments -Crossbones
Tattered Angels Paint System Bare Metal -Tarnished Silver
Tattered Angels Paint System Bare Metal -Rusty Metal
Tattered Angels Paint System Bare Metal - Weathered Copper
Tim Holtz Ideaology Remnant Rubs- Apothecary
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Die Set 4 Pack with Stamps- Skull Blueprint
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Framelits Die Set 5 Pack with Stamps - Retro Halloween
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Paper Pad - 8x8

Isn't it awesome? There is over $300 worth of amazing stuff in there. But guess what...even if you are not a Wicked Blogger, YOU still have the chance to be entered into our grand prize drawing!You can participate as a Horrifying Hopper this month and have a chance to win.

Here's how it works: As a Horrifying Hopper you must hop through each and every blog on our blog roll and leave a comment on each project. Our Blog Roll is 36 people long, so it's definitely a challenge. If you leave a comment on every blog every day for the entire month, you will be entered into the drawing at the end of the month. It's a big commitment, just like the Bloggers, but well worth it since you get to view all of the outstanding artwork each day!

Just like with the bloggers, all Horrifying Hopper comments must be posted by 9am PST. So if a post goes live at 9am, you have until 9am the following day to get your comment posted. And don't forget, the Wicked Bloggers have until 9am to get their posts up, so if you are an early hopper you may need to come back after 9am PST to see all the projects.

 I know some of you are saying to yourself "I can't possibly commit to that all month long". Well, don't fret, because we have even MORE ways for you to win some pretty impressive prizes! Each year we hold a scavenger hunt with prizes from some pretty amazing sponsors. Our 31 Days visitors, or what we lovingly refer to as our Sinister Lurkers, our Horrifying Hoppers, and our Wicked Bloggers all have the chance to participate in the Scavenger Hunt.

 Each day one of our Wicked Bloggers will be hiding a tiny image on their blog. We will give you a clue about the image, and you get to find it. When you do, just EMAIL US it's location. Everyone who enters will be put in that day's drawing to win one of the sponsor prizes, and we will announce the winner the following day. Easy Peasy! All guesses must be received by 9am PST the following morning.

 So, there you have it, all of the rules and regs for 31 Days of Halloween. Be sure to refer back to them if you need to, enjoy the scavenger hunt and amazing sponsors, and above all, have fun!!

 Here's the Wicked Blog Roll:

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31 Days of Halloween 2013 Wicked Blog Roll
Black Dragon
De Stempelwinkel
Airless Chambers
Altered Pages Art Sociates
Delicious Doodles


  1. Well..hopping around should keep me out of trouble for a while...(who am I trying to kid) looks like great hopping fun!

  2. At last ... the blog hop has started! *gg* Love it! and i'm looking forward to a lot of creepy, lovely, inspiring projects!
    hugs, serafeena

  3. Hi, I've hopped all the way through and commented. A few blogs didn't have posts, haven't posted for months. Will they remain in the list and we still have to hop thru even though they aren't posting? Also the link to Brigitte is 1200+ photos. Where am I supposed to comment? I am not familiar with flickr Thanks

  4. How do we leave comments on a Flickr account?

  5. Ionabunny, in my limited experience with Flicker, the latest post is the top left and to comment you click on that pic. That's not foolproof though - sometimes you get sent to the middle of someone's photosteam. I didn't see a 31 Days post there although she had some cool stuff. In addition to Brigitte, I saw three other blogs where I couldn't find a Day 1 post. Great stuff everywhere else!!!

  6. Holy CRAP, I love this type of Stuff! Wish I found this earlier it's already day 26! Where is your email subscription link Babe?

  7. I'm going to give it a try to be a hopper but big work! would love to be a wicked blogger next year! xo