Monday, December 1, 2014

12 Days of Creepmas starts today!

Hello everyone! So glad to have you visit my blog today and join me as I kick off the 12 Days of Creepmas 2014 festivities! Today is the first day of 12 Days of Creepmas hosted by Smeared Ink. Just in case you don't know what this is all about, I'll give you a quick run-down.

12 Days of Creepmas started a few years back as a way for us Halloween lovers to extend the creepy season a bit, and what better way than to combine it with another of our fave holidays: Christmas! This is definitely not going to be your typical Christmas themed project share, so be prepared to see some projects that really push the envelope and present Christmas in a creative, quirky, and dare I say, sometimes morbid way. Consider this your forewarning and please be respectful when leaving comments; there is a time and place for traditional Christmas but this hop is not it, and we hope you enjoy what we have to offer.

We've challenged our Jolly Bloggers to create stamped projects that really fit with a Creepmas theme, and they will be posting these project every other day up until Dec 23 and they must have their posts up by 9 a.m. PST. If they complete all 12 days of projects, each Jolly Blogger will be entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the hop. The winner will receive a $100 digi shopping spree from Smeared Ink!

But wait, as a hopper you also have the chance to win! If you complete all 12 days of hopping by commenting on each and every blog, you will be entered into the grand prize drawing as well. In order to qualify, you must leave a comment on EACH participating blog every scheduled day.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. Your comments also must be posted before the next project, so if you are commenting on today's projects, you will need to comment before 9 a.m. PST on Dec 3.

Here are the dates for this year's hop:

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

Now, you may be asking yourself what a Smeared Ink day is...these are the days we have challenged our Jolly Bloggers to use only Smeared Ink stamps. If they do, they will be entered to win an extra prize from us. As a hopper, you will also get the opportunity to win something on Smeared Ink days, so be sure to come to this blog to find out all the details on each of those days (and also to see my projects pretty please!)

I think that about covers it for the rules. You will always be able to find the blog roll in my sidebar, and just for good measure I will also put it at the end of this post.

Now I'd like to go over a little something different that we are doing for this year. You may or may not know that Smeared Ink opened in January of 2010. That means we have been going strong for almost 5 years! Can you believe it!??! To celebrate our almost 5 year anniversary, we are going to be offering up 12 Days of prizes during this 12 Days celebration. Since we just redesigned our shop, we are going to do it a little scavenger-style. Here's is the first prize up for grabs:

On The First Day of Creepmas, My True Love Gave To Me....

One of my favorite parts of Anatomy!

Up for grabs today is our "Ribs" single digi image from our Anatomy 101 set.

To qualify for today's prize, visit the Smeared Ink shop and choose your favorite Featured Product or New Product from the home page. Then let us know what it is in a comment under this post. That's it! You have until midnight tomorrow to enter, and we will announce the winner on Dec 3.

Once you've done that, head on over to our Jolly Bloggers and check out all of the fabulous Creepmas inspiration. Don't forget to leave your comments if you are participating as a Merry Hopper. Have fun, and I'll see you on the 3rd!


  1. I'm lovin' the new Ghouly Baubles set by Teri. Fabulously festive for Creepmas. xxD

  2. Thank you for hosting.
    I was having withdrawals after October but November zipped by.
    A very tough choice of favorite image but I really do like the Evil Snowman single digi.
    Where I live he can lurk for many months.

  3. I love the Steampunk Christmas set by Jordyn Fischer!

  4. Such an awesome Creepmas so far! I am lovin' the Skully Xmas wreath, everyone needs one on the front door for real!
    Thanks again for an awesome Hop!~kim

  5. I love Brass The Steampunk Reindeer - I love the retro feel of the image xx

  6. My favourite is that Holly sugar skull!

  7. Wow, this is really tough, but I love Creepmas Stocking Hanger.

  8. I am drawn to skully santa because he was the first ever creepy Christmas thing I have done and he just absolutely led my hand in coloring him! I was terrified but he pulled the colors out of my head and onto the paper:) thanks skelly santa!

  9. My choice would be the Skelly pendant - love to have those on the christmas tree but roomie would kill me.

  10. What a fabulous start to our hop! I'm really loving the new look to Smeared Ink and tickled pink you used one of 'Keyhole' projects on your banner *beams with pride* !

    The home page is bristling with fab images but I'm loving the new bauble and pendant singles, already got ideas for Creepmas 2015 involving those teehee!

    Happy Holidays!!!!!!

  11. Yay for Creepmas! Thanks so much for hosting, and I don't know if you created it or not, but I love the Jolly Blogger image :)