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!

Friday, February 28, 2014

cry or kill

today I have a pregnancy card to share with you...I made it just for fun!
I did follow along with the sketch at Smeared Ink's Very Sketchy Challenge.

I saw this quote on pintrest and just had to make a card for belly is allot bigger than this girl's but hey what do ya do...and this is SOOOO how I feel some days...people can be so dumb!

the image is from Sassy Studios and all the background papers are from Smeared Ink's Madam Butterfly set!

have an awesome weekend everyone!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Smeared Ink DT hop

Welcome to the February DT member blog hop...the theme this month is Redrum so of course my mind went to Stephen King's The Shining, and the creepy lil boy that wrote that on the thinking of that lil boy (Danny) made me of course think of the parts I thought were the creepiest and that was the parts with the twins...
I decided to go digital for my project!
I used the Melina Goth Fairies...and just duplicated her into the creepy twins from The Shining...everything was colored in GIMP and then combined in My Memories Suite...the background paper is from Smeared Ink's Slasher paper set. Then I typed all my words and arranged them and I think it gives off a really creepy vibe...just like the show :)

Here is the rest of the blog sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss anything!

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Today I would like to share another journal page with you! this one is using one of Smeared Ink's new owl images...I love owls!!!

Isn't he the cutest? the background was made mostly with my Gelli plate, I added some more paint to the edges and then some stamps from Quoth the raven (also Smeared Ink) and then I stamped the word Wisdom...Owls are always looked at as wise creatures :) I'm thinking I'm going to add some actual journaling of my own to this about some wisdom I have learned from my Mother inlaw and if I do I may share it...depending on how personal I get :)

thanks for taking a peek! have an awesome week!!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

eight arms to hold you

today is day 7, the final day of Kickstart your art over at the Smeared and Smudged blog...
and today's challenge is Easy Water Blotting Background!
so I used one of the new images from the Octopus Pie set.
 the lil octopus guys at the bottom are from Stampotique, and the quote is from The Beatles 
short story...I asked my husband for an octopus quote and he said "eight arms to hold you" and I was like whats that from? and he said it was the alternate title for The Beatles' movie there you have it!
I went over my background with distress ink...then I smeared some more distress ink on top of that in different colors, I took some bubble wrap and got it wet and put it on top then blotted it, then I let it dripp from the top and then blotted that too and there I have my page...I really like how it turned out...I'm so happy with my Art Journal right now I really enjoyed this week of has forced me to be creative and I really needed it!

have an awesome week everyone!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Texturizing the Cure

today is day 6 of Kickstart your art over at the Smeared and Smudged blog...
and today's challenge is TEXTURE!
I combined it with my Musically Challenged challenge which is to be inspired by gothic music...either a song, or a music video...and when I thought of goth (and when I asked my husband) I thought of The Cure and the song here is what I created...

my image is from Sweet Pea Stamps...Ching Chou Kuik's Fall Woods...and I colored her up with pencils, then glued her to my page, and wrote my lyrics on a baby wipe I cleaned up black paint with a while ago, it says "Every night I call your name, Every night I burn, Every night I fall again." I glued a piece of tissue paper over an already painted background, then added some black crackle paint on top of that.

I hope you have a chance to join us this time over at Musically Challenged, and get a chance to win some Sweet Pea goodies for yourself! And if your really into challenges and music you can email me about joining our DT!

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Welcome to the Smeared Ink new release blog hop! I'm so excited about these images...they are so much fun! I worked with one of the Keepers and a senti...

I made this and I think I'm going to give it to my husband for V-day I don't know maybe I'll keep it for myself! I colored the girl in black and white and then made the hearts red and the heart with wings sparkly, and put it on some sparkly heart black paper. Simple but I soooo love it!

be sure to leave lots of love...I can't wait to get to this excited for these images!

Tiger mail

today is day 5 of Kickstart your art over at the Smeared and Smudged blog...
and today's challenge is SCRAP BACKGROUND!
 So I combined it with the Junk Funk challenge over at Smeared and Smudged and used some packaging too...I think this was all off the same mail I received a while back.
I think it was something I ordered off ebay but it had some Asian writing on it and I'm glad I could finally put it to use!
 I forget where the tiger stamp and the paws come from, but the red Japanese writing stamp came from Blockheads stamps, and the quote "Patience-One must be patient to be able to see all nature's gifts" came from Mark's Finest Papers

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gonna watch you grow

today is day 4 of Kickstart your art over at the Smeared and Smudged blog...
and today's challenge is Growth!

 so I looked around at my stamps and as always Smeared Ink are the first ones I go to...and I saw my grumpies sitting there and remembered they come in two I grabbed the lil one and big one and stamped them and stuck them to a Gelli printed page, then wrote out the lyrics to yet another song (man me and Gellip prints and songs...I think I have problems) the song is Paul Simon's "Father and Daughter" then I noticed I still had some space so I stamped out another lil grumpy and stuck him to the I see it as me and my lil girl and my soon to be lil boy!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Earth Goddess Art Journal page

today is day 3 of Kickstart your art over at the Smeared and Smudged blog...and today's challenge is Easy Found Objects Background Technique.

The tutorial showed buttons, and I thought of using puzzle pieces but then I looked over and saw a beautiful flower arrangement that I received after I found out my Mother in law had passed away...a flower arrangement given to me by some really great friends! And I thought...hey those leaves would make an awesome mask! so I give you my found objects journal page.

 here is what it looked like before...I thought I'd end up covering up allot of the sprayed leaves so I'd take a pic just in case :)

the image is the Earth Goddess from Smeared Ink's Elementals stamps...I dripped some black glimmer mist, and colored my image with pencils except the leaves they were done darker with a marker...oh and the bottom fence and the flowers on the side are from the Killer Bo Peep set.

thanks for taking a look!

 aren't these so pretty!?!?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

dragonfly hearts

today is day 2 of Kickstart your art over at the Smeared and Smudged blog...and today's challenge is HEARTS...simple enough...or so I thought.

I have a heart punch and I punched out a few hearts and sat and arranged them in different ways...made flowers and things like that, then I looked at them just sitting there and they kinda looked like dragon fly wings...light bulb!
 kinda cool huh? that main image is from Smeared Ink...I have had it for a while now I really think its retired, and the lil stamped dragonflies in the background are from Mark's Finest Papers...along with the senti...the background of this page is Gelli printed (surprise surprise) and then I added a stamped border and those heart punches I was talking about...I added some glitter to them and then just drew in the bodies...this page was fun for me to make I got to doodle and stamp and add glitter...whats not cool about that?!? hopefully tomorrows page will be dark and's was kinda girly :S

Primary Color Drips...let it be

so today is day 1 of KICKSTART YOUR ART!! I really hope I can make it through the week, I think this is going to be a great way to get my mojo back!

today's challenge is 3 Primary Color Drips. and there was a tutorial on how TITBELSOEUR created her page, so I kinda didn't venture to far from the example...I was sorta having problems with this challenge, didn't know what direction to go...I did know the 3 words I wanted to use...that part was easy!
 I created this and used some Smeared Ink stamps from the Inky Dreams set (stamped them in primary colors) and wrote the lyrics to The Beatle's "Let It Be" this song reminds me of my mother was about Paul McCartney's mom and it just spoke to me I miss her!

ok off to bed...can't wait to see what tomorrow's challenge is!

I would like to enter my page in the Creative Creations Challenge- Less is more

Monday, January 27, 2014

January Smeared Ink DT blog hop

Welcome to the January DT blog hop for Smeared Ink!!
our theme was Anything goes/Your Favorite SI image...which to me is the same thing...if its Smeared Ink...its my favorite :)
But I guess if one had to be used...well I couldn't use just one...I used two :) I mad a cover for my new art journal! I'll explain why I made an art journal in a moment...first to show it to you!
 kinda cool huh? so I guess my favorite image is from the Carnies set (I think you can only get them in rubber now so join the rubber club...cuz they are the best) I think its the Bat and my bats! I also love the Quoth the raven set...and the ravens you will see allot in my work so I stuck him on there too :)
so with my book cover its just an old cereal box that I did some Gelli printing to and then stamped on and stamped on some tissue paper and cut it out and stuck it on top...added a bit of color to the images (and some glitter to her wings) and then the sentis from the Carnies set...on the back I just stamped the heart from the Quoth the raven set (I may do more with the back later but this made me happy for now) and the inside is filled with different pages, allot of them are already Gelli printed but some are blank, some could use more paint, but I just kinda wanted to have a bit of a background can get kinda intimidating looking at a blank white book page and create something...hopefully this will help :)
here is the rest of the blog should have come here from the amazing Leigh's blog and your next stop is the awesome Shoni...if you are just starting you really should start at the beginning because seriously this hop is going to rock!
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Black Dragon
Oh ya the reason I made an Art Journal...ok so starting today there is a week-long journal challenge extravaganza going on over at the Smeared and Smudged blog full of challenges and I created this to kinda get me in the mood for creating awesome Art Journal pages :)

I would like to enter my book into the following challenges:
Make it Monday
Eureka Stamps -Anything goes

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Phlem Love!

those of you that know me and have talked to me know why I have been MIA for the past little bit, but I'm hoping to get back in the game! and what better way than to turn to my new favorite Gelli prints :)

I created some ATCs using some of my Gelli papers, and the Freaky Freebie image from Smeared and Smudged's forum (free digi image to use to enter one of the many awesome challenges for the month)
 I made two ATCs kinda opposites I guess...I don't know I was just messing around and having fun....I use my circle punch and heart punch, a love stamp and with my PHLEM FROM THE MONSTER HEARTS SET I colored him up with was actually really therapeutic! great way to get me in the mood for February!

thats all for today...see ya at the forum!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

January Gelli

Welcome to Smeared and Smudged's January Member Blog Hop
an awesome hop where as long as you are a member you can join in (membership is free) and this month's theme is Anything Goes...AWESOME!

so what better way to start off the new year than with a calendar!?!
if you caught my last post you will know I have made a Gelli plate and I LOVE it! I have been making prints like crazy! ohhh can't wait to show what I made...well you get to see a lil slice of my heaven....

its my January page, and I have gelli plated (is that how you say it?) the background, the dates, and the month name...I put did it on a black piece of cardstock, then I got my party grumpie from Smeared Ink and stamped him and colored him...such fun...kinda bummed I covered up such a cool background with so much pink but oh well maybe I'll add more stuff to it through-out the month :)

Here is the blog sure to start at the beginning so you can catch all the awesome projects!
Sue The Nanny
Molly The Fishmonger

Monday, January 6, 2014

Gelli printing and Quoth the Raven

ok so have some awesome stuff to share with you guys I have been wanting a Gelli plate for quite some time now, and I was messing around on youtube the other day and came across a TON of videos about Gelli plates and then some on how to make them yourself (score! because they are so expensive) I was worried about them not lasting until I found a video that said if you mix glycerine and alcohol with the gelatine it will last so thats what I did...I put it in a disposable baking dish (its what I had) and let it set for 3 hrs and YAY it worked!

here are a few prints

this is my fave
 and here is an art journal page I made from one of my prints using all Smeared Ink stamps...they are from the Quoth the raven set.
oh and I made some masks and stamps and stuff and I made a mask of the raven and then stamped over it...I like how it turned out and I can't wait until I have more time tomorrow to play!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Don't Shoot Me Santa

I really did make Christmas cards this year...they just still haven't been sent to some of the people so I can't post them yet...but this one I made for...myself I guess...I just had fun making it :) that and I really don't like Santa so I was giggling the whole time because this Santa is so evil and I think he is showing his true colors...he is such a killer of Christmas!
the image is from the Serial Killer Santa digi set from Smeared Ink along with the senti...and I colored him up with pencils then added some red glittery blood to his cleaver, then I matted it on a baby wipe that I had used to clean up some black ink with a while ago...I just thought it looked cool so I saved it :) then I added a glittery red snowflake and there it is!!

I was inspired by a music video that someone awesome found (ME) and the song is called "Don't Shoot Me Santa" its the Rock N Rolla challenge video for this month over at Smeared and Smudged. I also followed the sketch at Sketch Saturday!

hope you all had an awesome Christmas...I know I did...I just loved how excited my lil one was with everything!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Sandy Claws

here is a card I created for the current challenge over at the Smeared and Smudged forum! There is a challenge each month called "Oh the Horror" and it is based off of movies (horror movies) and this month the movie is Nightmare Before Christmas! love this show and my lil one loves it too WIN!

so here is what I created
its all digi...I used a sandy claws image from Simply Betty and the papers are from My Memories Suite, I colored him up in GIMP.

I would like to enter my card in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge as well.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Over at the Simply Betty FB page they have challenges each month...and this month the images were way awesome (they always are...but they seem to get better and better each month!) anywhooo so I created something with BettyBoom...and here it is :)

a few things to keep in mind if your bored this weekend:
- there is a Smeared and Smudged 12 days of Creepmas blog hop going on right now...with prizes to be won! (creepy + Christmas = Creepmas)
- there is an 80% off sale going on at Stampin Up, and you can do an online party and get even more goodies...some for free

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
 Seems a little sketchy- sketch
Simply Betty December challenge

Friday, December 13, 2013

Steampunk Santa

Here is yet another Christmas card...I must have been bit by something but I'm feeling super crafty lately!

the image is from Smeared Ink...its actually a digi freebie right now on the Smeared and Smudged forum...for the Freaky freebie challenge! I colored the image with pencils, and then got out one of my new Stampin Up embossing folders and rolled it through the bigshot and then added some red ink to the raised areas and then added some cardboard and some gears from a Tim Holtz border punch, and added a Merry Christmas and there I have it...Smeared Ink's Steampunk Santa! isn't he rad?!?

a few things to keep in mind if your bored this weekend:
- there is a Smeared and Smudged 12 days of Creepmas blog hop going on right now...with prizes to be won! (creepy + Christmas = Creepmas)
- there is an 80% off sale going on at Stampin Up, and you can do an online party and get even more goodies...some for free

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Bearly-Mine- Sketch
Sister Act Cards- anything goes
Brown Sugar- Christmas
Crafts 4 eternity- Christmas Chaos
Crafty Catz- Anything goes
Cut it up- Christmas/use a die cut
Digi Haven- use a digi/Christmas

A Whole Lot to Love

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 Order any of these fun Valentine's Day products in my store at
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

S&S blog hop!

Wahoo it’s time for the Smeared and Smudged blog hop!
This month’s theme is anything goes…perfect and easy!
So here is what I made
 It’s a waterfall card! And it was kinda challenging for me to make it ovals but hey I did it and it looks cool (I think) here are some more pics…
I got the idea to make them ovals because of the current Very Sketchy challenge at the Smeared and Smudged forum…I hate cutting ovals or circles so my bigshot came to the rescue : ) I use digi stamps from Smeared Ink’s Gothic Christmas set…except the lil solder at the end…he is from my new rubber stamp set I just got from the Smeared Ink rubber club…Rick St Dennis’ Dark Holidaze! The first Season’s Greetings stamp is from CTMH and that ribbon I used at the bottom is from Stampin’ Up.
Speaking of Stampin’ Up…they are having a huge sale going on right now…80% off !!! (shop link on sidebar)

here is the rest of the blog sure you start at the beginning!
Black Dragon
Evil Edna
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I would like to enter my card in the following challenges: