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Beetle Juice at S&S’s Oh the Horror Challenge!



Good after noon friends,

I have made a card for Smeared and Smudge’s “Oh the Horror” challenge. This month the theme is Beetle Juice the movie.

The main image is from Graphic 45’s new Steampunk Spells paper, I cut it out, and then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz’s distress ink, in Vintage Photo. The puff sticker eyes are from Recollections. I used a Stampin’ Up bat punch and DCWV paper. The sentiments on the front and inside is from the “Wicked Cool” stamp set by Stampin’ Up! The spider web embossing folder is also from SU.

If you would like to play along in this challenge then click this! At the end of the month all player’s names are put into Random.org and one person will win a prize. This month the sponsor is Rick St. Dennis and the winner gets their choice of 3 digis from his Etsy store. Also anyone that plays at least one of the challenges that Smeared and Smudge offers gets one free digi. This month the freebie that is being offered is called Roses.

And, like that is not enough already, they have a challenge called “Freaky Freebie” you get another digi and you get to create with it. That one I am not going to show you, you must go and see it for your self! Click here!

Well now that I have shown you a simple but fun to make card, and told you how to get some free digi stamps, I do hope to see you all over there!

Thank you for your visit and your comments! Stay Crafty my Friends!




Smeared and Smudged is having a special DT call looking for mixed media artists!


From Smeared and Smudged:

We’re Having  A DESIGN TEAM CALL!!!!  For all of the information, please visit:


They are looking for folks that like to do Mixed Media!


If you like Halloween, then come sign up for Smeared and Smudge’s “31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop” and win prizes every day, and a big prize at the end!

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SS freebie challenge and FMS86



Good afternoon friends, I would like to show you my card I made with a certain friend in mind. However, I am entering this into 2 challenges.

Over at Smeared and Smudge they are having a month long “Freaky Freebie Challenge.”  (If you follow the link you can get your chance to play with this free digi stamp.) The image this month is from the “Chicks Dig Guns” collection. (Follow that link and you can see the entire collection.)

I am also entering my card into Freshly Made Sketches: challenge “FMS86” this is what the sketch looks like:

FMS Final 86-001

Now for the deets on my card: I used a pre-made card from Micheal’s. Then I used a Flame embossing folder, that I just picked up at the Scrapbook Expo! I used Robin Hood Red ink pad from Stampin’ Up and rubbed it across my embossed white CS. I have no idea where that piece of DP came from? I used some Vintage Lace from Stampin’ Up! On the sketch it has a boarder punch at the bottom, well that is what it looks like to me. Looking at all of my boarder punches I decided on the goo punch w/ Red CS, I went a little macabre he he! I made the flower w/ shear glitter fabric and a heat gun, then added a SU jeweled brad to hold it to the DP. The sentiment is from Create with TLC. I popped up the senti with a couple of pop dots from SU. I colored my digi with Copics, and I used Silver Copics on the barrel, and Gold Copics on the one round she is holding. Remember I said I mad this for a friend? Well I thought it would be nice to send her a key-chain. I printed out the caption Chicks Dig Guns onto white CS, then I used Tim Holtz Distressing Paint daubers and colored right over the words, then wiped it off. I then used Crystal Effects to adhere the paper to Tim Holtz plastic charms.  The chain came from Micheal’s. I originally had the key-chain flat, but in the photo you couldn’t see it so I put one of the bullets behind it to prop it up some.

Well that’s it, if you have questions just ask!

Thank you for your visit today, and thank you for your comments!



WW #81: Things with Wings!


I made an ATC for the “Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge blog: WW#81: Things with Wings!”

You should go to the link I left you so you can check out the DTs ATCs, they are so FABULOUS!!

Here is my ATC:


The senti is from a Stampin’ Up! stamp set that I cut up the words. The cut out butterfly on the lady’s face is a Die-cut from SU. The main image is from Smeared Ink and it’s called “Lady Digi Single- Specimen Jar” (Follow the link to get yours.) These Specimen jar digis also come as a full set!!

Thank you for stopping by today, Thank you for your comments! Stay Crafty my Friends!



Happy Birthday Susan S!


Good morning Friends,

Today I am sharing a card and a book mark I made for a friend:



My friend Susan loves Angels so I of course had to make her Birthday card and book mark with an Angel!

The image is from Sweet Pea Stamps “©Rebecca Sinz’s Hope- DIGI” (Follow the link to get yours.)

The word “Angel” if from Smeared Ink’s rubber stamp set called “Heart Wings.” (Follow the link to check out the “Rubber Club.”)

The stamped swirls and the word Blessed on the book mark, is from Stampin’ Up! The “Happy Birthday to you” is also from Stampin’ Up! It is from the new on special set that SU has put together called “Best of Birthdays.” This is the first of 12 stamp sets they are doing for 2013, when you buy 6 you get one free. Click here for deets.


Here is a view of the card by it’s self. The BG paper, I made using the “Shaving Cream” technique. The mustered colored lace is from JoAnn Fabrics. The half pearls are from Martha Stewart. I Blue embossed both sentiments. I colored my image with Copics.  Hair with Prismacolor pencils. Die cut from Spellbinders.


The bookmark came pre-cut. I bought a packet of white bookmarks from Micheal’s. I used various Spray Inks for the background. I stamped the rubber stamps with black Stazon. And colored my image with Copics.

I followed a sketch from “Freshly Made Sketches” challenge FMS73. And I would like to enter the challenge. Here is the Sketch:

FMS Final 73-001

Thank you for taking your time to check out my blog! Thank you for your comments! Stay crafty my friends!




Gothic Love with Wicked Wed. ATC challenges


Hi friends,

Thanks for stopping by today I have an ATC to share with you all that I made for:

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge: challenge #69 “Gothic Love”

So here is what I came up with for my ATC:


The sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations. That beautiful button is from Stampin’ Up! I added black floss to it. The funky heart is a digi stamp from Smeared Ink called “Inner Workings- Sewn Heart.” I used my mom’s sewing machine for the stitching around my ATC. The paper is from “the Paper Studio” “Safari Untamed” pack. It’s glossy.

Thanks for looking and if you want to play in the ATC challenge follow the link above. Stay crafty!



Edit: I won Top 3! at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge!

WW badge Top 3

Happy Birthday Aletha, This is for you!



Aletha’s Birthday blog roll:
KristyLee <<<ME
Christine <<<<< NEXT
Aletha<<<<Birthday Girl!
Good morning, today starts a 2 day blog hop for a very special person, Aletha! Sunday is her Birthday but we wanted to give everyone time to hop to all of the blogs to see the Happy Birthday cards made for Aletha’s Birthday. We have also sent a bouquet of flowers to Aletha’s home, here is a picture of them:
We also sent her a Happy Birthday balloon with them.
Here is the Birthday card I made for Aletha!
I used a digi curtsy of Smeared Ink. The digi set is called “Chicks Dig Guns”  (Follow the link to get yours)
I colored my image with Copic markers. I added Stickles to her dress, shoes, and feather. Added a half pearl on the feather. The black bling I bought on a roll at Micheal’s from Recollections. Ribbon from stash. The black flower, leaf, and green swirl was gifted to me as a SS gift from Lisa. The reason I used the green swirl was, I was imagining it as an extension of the flower and leaf. I hope she likes it. For the inside of the card, in PSE10 I typed “Hope your Birthday is a Bang” on top of the bullet holes, (Also a digi from that set.)
Well there you have it! Happy Birthday Aletha!
We have put on a blog hop, please hop to all of the other bloggers to see what they came up with for Aletha. At the end of the blog roll is a link to Aletha’s blog PLEASE stop by there and wish her a Happy Birthday. She will be so surprised! We have not told her about this yet!!!
Just for hopping today, Tracey  (owner/artist) of The Stamping Boutique has donated a free digi from her store for you! All you have to do is “right click and save as” to your computer! The name of this is “The Fairy Aletha Digital Stamp” Enjoy!  Once this 2 day hop is over she will be gone, but you can always visit TSB’s store for this digi or more!
This digi stamp can be found at The Stamping Boutique’s store.
I made Aletha an ATC, this is her favorite stamp from TSB:
I colored this with Copic markers, I colored her hair with Prismacolor pencils. I printed out 2 of these images then cut out the wings and popped it up with pop dots. Then I sprayed it with “Goosebumps” spray. Goosebumps spray leaves a bumpy, shiny, and sparkly texture. Plus it acts as a sealer. (I just love this stuff.)
Please enjoy your hop, and visit everyone on the list. I have the blog roll posted on my side bar also, just encase you get lost on your way,  you can always come back here to see the list.
If you are not a follower of my blog and you would like to be, my follow button is by email, and it is located right under Aletha’s blog roll! Thank you.
Thank you for stopping by and helping me wish Aletha a wonderful birthday!! Thank you for your comments too!

Killer Birds! Alford Hitchcock

Killer Birds

Killer Birds

Killer Birds

Killer Birds

I have used “Shy girl” from Fresh Brewed Designs.  and “Quote the Raven” from Smeared Ink.

I used Stampin’ Up’s RHR marker and the spritzing tool.

I made this card for a couple of challenges.

Smeared and Smudged: Oh! the Horror! “The Birds a Alford Hitchcock movie.”

And I used “Ravens” for a brand new challenge blog for Poe fans of all types! Come check it out, you will be delighted!

Quoth the Raven Nevermore challenge blog: “Ravens” Use Ravens in your project!

Haunted Design House: HDH116 “Chic Freaks” (I do hope she is freaky enough for ya!)

Thanks for stopping by and If you left a comment then I than you!!