Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2 for day 1

ITS HERE! 31 days of Halloween 2014 and its going to be bigger and badder than ever!
thats right I said badder...its a word!

ok so there is allot to see so I'll keep the chit chat to a minimum this month, but if you have any questions please ask!

each year me and my husband watch a scary movie every night of the month, so I'm going to try to combine that with my wicked blog...I'm going to make a book of art journal pages for each movie I watch!
we started last night (we just couldn't wait) and we watched Race with the Devil (I know he is old for me but I think Peter Fonda is hot!) so here is my page.
 the tree was way fun! and the words are all stamped.

I also made a digital scrapbook page with some Smeared Ink images and papers.

the skull is from the Anatomy 101 set, and the papers are from the Honor the dead set.

for this month the wicked blog roll with be on my side bar...have fun and don't forget the rules and prizes!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wanna play?

Welcome to September's Monthly blog hop! Grumpie Madness is our theme...wahoo bring on the grumpies!

I used the Stumpie grumpie from the lil grupmies rubber set, I used the big guy and the lil guy to make a lil grumpie family, the bows and quote I got from the Killer bo peep set.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Favorite Mistake

I created this journal page today while thinking of my snoozing 3 yr old...she is such a joy in my life and I'm so glad that she likes to be crafty with me!
I created this page with a seahorse that she had altered for me, the horse is from Smeared Ink. and I got him all colored up and set him down to go get my scissors so I could cut him out and while I was gone she took him and added some color, I was a little upset because it had taken me a while to color with the shading and all, I didn't really yell at her just kinda said "Millie that was mom's, your not suppose to color mom's pictures just your own" and she said "oops sorry mom" melted my heart! so I gave her some of her own pictures and went and colored me a new sea horse and kept this one as a reminder that she loves to help, and when I thought it was a mistake, it ended up being an awesome journal page!

PS this happened back when I made these canvases...and ya used the same colors and stuff

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Eternity's Sunrise

Smeared Ink sponsors all sorts of challenges, and one that was sponsored last month was the Dog Days of Summer challenge at Crafting by Design, being on the Smeared Ink DT I got to make a project for them!

I used an image from the rubber set Winged Things, I had fun making the background out of paint and then colored my image and added glitter to her wings, used the quote from the stamp set, popped my girl up on dots, and tied it all up with a bow!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
cardsgalorechallenges - make a card
ladybugcrafts - anything goes
thesistersofcraft - anything goes

Sunday, August 31, 2014

zentangle fall

today I have a fun card to share with you!
I'm so excited for fall and all the colors, and it was so great when Smeared Ink announced the rubber stamp set for this month "Autumn's Blessing"! I had so much playing with it!

I colored my crow with markers then I zentangled the rest of the card! it was so relaxing and fun!
to get this stamp set you just need to join the rubber stamp club! here is how.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fat Page garden

here is the page that I made for the Fat Page Swap over on Smeared and Smudged

I got to give it to angiesuez and she said she likes it...and I hope she does! I had so much fun making it...with all the chalkboard stuff going around I thought I'd make it look kinda like that...with the mushrooms on the front and spiders on the back (stamps from the Killer bo peep set) I also made a bunch of little tags to go inside that she can write on or put little pics or whatever!

be sure to join us next month for another fat page swap!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Mary Mary

Today I have an art journal page to share with you.

now this is for the Smudgefest challenge for day 6...Saturday Splatter...and there was almost a splatter of real blood on this one...I sliced my finger on my paper was jammed so I was trying to fix it and...well I un-jammed it...@#$%&$ ouch!!!

now onto my page

I took the Freaky Freebie from the Smeared and Smudged challenge this month (mary mary quite contrary) and I colored her up, printed out the first part of her story, and then I got to the fun of getting messy with my page...I gelli printed the background then I added red paint, red alcohol inks, more red paint (almost some red blood) then I glued everything in place and painted some more...I really like how it turned out...very dark and Splatter-ific (ha ha yes I made up a word)

alrighty now to rest my finger and get ready for tomorrow's challenge!

I would like to enter my page in the following challenges:
Smudgefest - Saturday Splatter
Punk you girl - anything goes
Left of center - anything goes

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What does the fox say?

smudgefest is about 1/2 over :( I love this...I love all the art work and inspiration!
today's challenge was a photo inspiration is the photo

and this is my take on it.
I was inspired by the animal and the colors and the circles to create this

I was also inspired by the Rock n Rolla challenge song "what does the fox say" lol that song makes me laugh! I can't believe they did that to promote their show and it became so big...ha ha awesome!
so my page is an art journal page, and the background is a gelli print, and then I added some teal border, and my shiny dots then I printed off the lyrics and my image of Bakeneko (I know she is suppose to be a cat...but with those big ears and the right colors I say she looks pretty foxy)

can't wait to see tomorrow's challenge

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Terrifying Tuesday
today is day 2 of Smudgefest...a week long celebration with prizes, celebrating everything that is Smeared Ink...from the images to the forum...this is such a fun company and I feel its not only a company but a big family...with allot of girls...and creepy

so for today's challenge we are to showcase our favorite scary image. so I went looking through what I had and remembered this creepy thing

this is an all digital project...I used the Very Sketchy sketch at Smeared and Smudged and took one of the Venice masks and added some color, some blood, some barbed wire...and creeped it up! it kinda scares me...don't know about you.

so go check out what the other participants have created and get your creep on!
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Smudgefest day 2-Terrifying Tuesday

Monday, July 28, 2014

Bee Yourself

Welcome to another fabulous monthly blog hop with the Smeared Ink Design Team!
Today's theme is Monochromatic! And I chose Yellow!!!

I am really into bees lately and me and DH are going to start keeping bees...I'm really excited! we will be getting them in the Spring! so I took a bee from Smeared Ink's Queen digi set, and the crown, the "bee yourself" stamp was one from my collection (don't remember where from) and made this little ATC...added some glitter and used allot of paint...boy did I have fun!

Edit~the background is made by me...just an old book page I painted first with a watered down yellow, then tore it up and glued it down then glued it again...this part took forever to dry for someone impatient like me :)

"bee" sure to check out the other ladies in the hop, and stop by the Smeared and Smudged forum and say hi to us in The Vent! and share some art work, we love to see it!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Grumpie Love

I have a project to share with you! I created a little game for my little girl!
 I used the grumpies from Smeared Ink and stamped them all on some post cards, then I used the little grumpies and put them on a postage stamp and she can match the grumpie and the color to the card...I will get some velcro to adhere them but for right now she is having fun just setting each stamp where it goes...I had so much fun making this and the fact that she is having fun playing with it makes it all worth it!

oh and because she is a toddler I laminated it all therefore I didn't get very good pics...except of her playing...those I love!

have an awesome day everyone, and if you have any questions just let me know.

I would like to enter my cards in the following challenges: anything goes anything goes for a child

Sunday, July 13, 2014

its Weird

its another digi page!!!!

today I had fun with a goth fairy boy named Corneleus...he was so much fun to play with ;)
I used the new Smeared and Smudged sketch for the month of July...and even used stars and stripes (I know you don't have to but hey I was inspired :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Never gonna stop me!

being the last day of the month...I thought I'd enter my own challenge at Smeared and Smudged...I get to pick the music video each month and this month it was Never gonna stop by Rob Zombie,

this is all digi, the background paper is from Smeared Ink, and the image is from Barb Jensen, I had fun coloring and playing around in My Memories Suite.

the sketch I followed was from the Digi Sketch Challenge!
thanks for looking!


Welcome to our monthly blog hop!
today I have a fun card to share with you
I did a gate fold card with a was really fun to make!

 oh and I also made a domino to go with it...I think I'm going to turn this into a magnet...maybe a necklace...not sure yet :)

for my card I colored Llorona with pencils, and then cut everything out and assembled my card! and the domino was colored with pencils and the background was made with alcohol inks.

thanks for stopping sure to check out what the other ladies have done!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Comparing babies

so I had so much fun with my last digi project and the sketch from Smeared and Smudged's very sketchy...I thought I'd try the Scrapbook page sketch :)

isn't my lil guy so handsome?!? this was him at about 2 months and I just love his lil face!
the skulls came from some Smeared Ink paper, and the baby is from the demon baby set...not the real one thats from me ;) the rest were just lil extras I picked up here and there online.

have an awesome I'm off to cover this lil guy in kisses!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Quoth the raven

made another digi card!

I'm in the process of remodeling my craft room so I'll be sharing digi creations...maybe..I'm aching to get inky and messy so we'll see...

this card was made using the very Sketchy sketch over at Smeared and Smudged...and over at Quoth the Raven the Master has requested us to use flowers in our creations.

the Poe image came from Smeared Ink as did the red background paper behind him...the other elements came from Digicats, and The Raven quote was typed up and scrambled in an online program.

This was loads of fun to make! now I think I'll go create something with the scrapbook sketch :)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

dragon lady happy birthday

today I have a card to share with you,

I used Smeared Ink's new image from the Things with Wings set...I colored them in pencils and colored the dragon's wings with some nail polish so they will shine, I went with an Asian theme and stamped some Asian characters for the background and then my Asian happy birthday stamp.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Alter a mouse trap

Welcome to the Smeared Ink DT monthly hop!
this month's theme is "Alter something"
For the longest time I have wanted to alter a mouse here it is :)
I used some images from the  Heavy Metal digi set I printed them out and added some gold bronze paint to them then distressed them, added an old add and some flowers some jewelry and a fleur de lis now I have a new...mouse trap...I guess I could use it to hold notes to DH shopping lists and stuff.

be sure to check out the rest of the hop and see what the other girls have altered.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Smeared Ink New Rubber Release

Welcome to the new release hop! 
as you may have heard Smeared Ink has a rubber club, and its a club where you can get your hands on some yummy Smeared Ink rubber stamps! each month they have a different stamp set that you can buy if you are a member, and this month they have two brand new stamps sets by the artist Alexandria S. the sets are called Abyss and Winged can read more about the rubber club and sign up here now onto my awesome creations.

now be gentile with me this is my first time creating a canvas...but can I just say it was so much fun! it definitely wont be my last!
I used images from the Abyss they are hanging in my bathroom,

and the husband loves them! although with a mermaid looking like that who wouldn't ;)
I added a lil skull to both of them...don't know just looked cool...these have lots of awesome texture, and they are shimmery and cool...the shells came from Hawaii and I'm glad I could give them new life!

ok now onto the rest of the hop with you! have fun and don't forget to leave lots of love on your way!!

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I would like to enter my pieces in the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Challenges- anything goes
MilkCoffe Challenge- anything but a card
Red Rubber Inspirationals- more precious than pearls
Southern Girls Challenge- Sparkle and shine with a bit of bling
Lia Stampz- texture
Rhedd's Creative Spirit- anything altered goes
Rhedd and Rosie challenge- No flowers
Frilly and Funkie- Vintage seaside

Monday, May 19, 2014

world is an ocean

I have another ATC to share with you today

I had so much fun making the background for this one! I put down some masking tape to make texture, then I added some gesso, and then painted over it all, added some glitter and there I have some ocean looking stuff! I used one of the Merbabies from Smeared Ink and a quote I found online!

I would like to enter my ATC in the following challenges:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

my eyes adored you!

today I have a Smeared Ink ATC to share with you

I used Anita from the Chicks Dig Guns digi set (one of my faves), and I colored her up with pencils then added her to my Gelli plate background, I used lyrics for the song "My Eyes Adored You" by Frankie Valli and some eyeball stamps here and there.

this was made for a swap at Smeared and Smudged, we swap every month and anyone can join!

I would like to enter my ATC in the following challenges:
Crafting at the weekend- anything goes
Simply Create Too- anything but a card

Monday, April 28, 2014

stole my heart

Today is the Smeared Ink monthly hop! wahoo I love these hops and especially when they have a theme like "Do your own thing" because then everyone's talents come out! 

with a one month old and a 2 yr old I don't know how much talent can really lil man is such a big eater seems like thats all I month old and he already weighs 13 lbs!  he is screaming at me to eat as I type this so I guess I should stop rambling :)

here is what I have come up with as far as my own thing goes :)
mmmm I love me some Norman Reedus! he is so freakin HOT! I watched all of the walking dead when I was big and pregnant and not wanting to move much...then when I had to take it easy after he was born I watched season 4 so now I'm all out of show to watch so I just have to rely on images to make me happy...and this one makes me so happy...jut the thought of Norman with a baby perhaps ;)

I used gimp and combined my Smeared Ink zombies (the set is called build a zombie, and its available in rubber if you join the club as a past offering I got this in Digi back when it was available.) I put the zombies together using GIMP and then I made my scrapbook page in My Memories Suite...the sketch is actually from last month's very sketchy challenge I just loved it and had it saved on my desktop I just had to use it! oh and the heart paper is also from Smeared Ink its part of the "Poe boy" digi set.

(if you are still reading this, no my baby isn't screaming anymore now I'm feeding him as I type this...multi-talented here!) 
please hop along with the rest of the DT I know I can't wait to see what they have created!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Alone again

today is the new release hop for Smeared Ink's I Loved Alone images!
these were some great images to work with! be sure to check out what all the ladies have created (the blog hop list is at the end of my post)

for my creation I played in my art journal a bit, I took the title of the images and was inspired by a song (surprise surprise) the song is Alone Again by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
I  made the background with a gelli plate (homemade) and then I colored my Loved Alone Octopus with some colored pencils, and wrote my lyrics on my page and there I have much fun to make...and I love these octopus images...they are so fun! 
be sure to check out the rest of the hop for your chance to get this digi set for free!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Guardian of Spring

hopefully I'm back! my lil one is 3 weeks and 4 days old :D he is growing so fast...he is really filling out...chubby lil man...all he wants to do is sleep and eat! ok but thats not why you are here at my blog...its probably because of the awesome Smeared Ink new image release hop!!!

there is a whole set of images being released they are called Guardian of Spring and I think she is so creepy cool! here is what I came up with...

I used the sketch for the Very Sketchy challenge over at Smeared and Smudged, and a bunch of spring colors...kinda cool how she's a bit creepy but there are flowers and its all spring and I love it...make people do a second glance :) the background paper is made from my Gelli plate (hmmm where is that? I guess I'll have to make much fun!) my girl is colored with pencils and ummm ya thats all the details...not much...ok now onto the rest of the hop with you!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook stamp society- anything goes
the paper nest doll house- spring colors
Challenges4everybody- anything goes
ditzie digi design- anything goes

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cottage where I lie

wow I can't believe it has been 9 months! I go in for my c-section on Monday morning...what a crazy ride it has been...I can't wait to see my lil man!
I have been trying to make a few projects and have them auto post for after I have my baby and can't get around so we'll see how it all works out! but until then here is a little project I made using a color challenge...kinda springy and colorful but I'm so excited for warm weather!
ya its all digi...I cleaned up my crafty stuff and didn't want to get it out or make a mess until my mother leaves (she thinks I'm a big mess anyways...but oh well)
the image and senti are both from Smeared Ink!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash- I flipped the sketch, and I used papers from my horded stash.
Eureka Stamps- color challenge

Sunday, March 9, 2014

I am fearless

Today I have a fun digi card to share with you...

I love how this turned out! I used Smeared Ink's Vamp Ann-Marie, and Smeared Ink's Cranium digi paper set, the embellies I got from other places on the web. and I followed a sketch that had expired...oops...

the quote is from Mary Shelly's Frankenstein (love her) and I just had a blast making this...digi play can be so relaxing to me! something I need right now at 39 weeks pregnant!

I would like to enter this card in the new challenge I found called The East Wind-use a digi

Saturday, March 1, 2014

you, my brown-eyed girl

today is the begining of a new challenge over at Musically Challenged! our sponsor is The Stamping Chef (love her sassy sexy images!) and the theme is "songs with color in the title" so I had to go with one of my faves Brown-Eyed Girl
the image is called SmexySasha and I colored her up in GIMP, and then I went to one of my fave challenges Chromatic Craze (sadly this is their last challenge) and used their color scheme for further inspiration...oh and then I went to Sketch N Stash and used their sketch (flipped) I added a super cute flower with a spider on it and then made the banner...I really like how this turned out I think its awesome!