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Friday, September 28, 2012

31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop

It's almost here! The Halloween blog hop begins Monday!  Terra of The Smeared and Smudged Forum has organized a HUGE blog hop with fabulous prizes for readers! Sweet!

Here's what Terra has in store for you:

Horrifying Hopper

What You Have To Do:
Hop through each of the Wicked Blogs that are participating and leave a comment on each project. No need to sign up, just start on the first day and work your way through all the blogs. All Horrifying Hoppers will receive a Survival Button at the end of the month to proudly post on their blog.
The Rules:
You must leave a comment on EACH participating blog EVERY day in October to qualify for the grand prize drawing. Your comment should be about the project or something related (i.e.-no "Here's my comment for today" or "I'm here!"...these types of comments won't count!) If you miss a day or a blog, you will still qualify to receive a survival button, but will not qualify for the grand prize drawing.

Sinister Lurker

What You Have To Do:
Some of you can't participate all month long, and that's okay! Only Wicked Bloggers and Horrifying Hoppers are up for the grand prize drawing, but if you can't do either of those you will still have the chance to win some Lurker prizes! We will be hiding scavenger hunt pictures randomly throughout the month on various participating blogs...if you find one on any given day, you will be put in for that day's freebie drawing. It may be a coupon, a free digi, or a Halloween goodie, who knows! We are working on some great sponsor prizes for the scavenger hunt this year, and it will be well worth your time to visit every once in a while.
The Rules:
Scavenger Items will be hidden randomly on the Wicked Blogs, and are not guaranteed to be available every day. You will have to visit blogs to find them. If you find one, you will email and let us know exactly where it was and your name will go into that scavenger item's drawing. Each person who finds the "hidden" picture will get one entry. The drawing for each scavenger prize will be the day after it was posted and winners will be chosen by random number based on who emailed. Wicked Bloggers are able to participate and find scavenger pictures as well, unless it is hidden on their own blog.

Grand Prize Drawing
Doesn't this all sound like fun? I know WE can't wait!!
But wait, I know you are now asking yourself "What huge prize drawing at the end of the month are they talking about?" In addition to some awesome scavenger prizes provided by some pretty amazing sponsors, we are offering up a glorious concoction of 31 Days goodies worth over $300!

Prize Pack Includes:
*Anatomy 101 Ribcage Sticky Note-Pad 
*Skull and Roses Women's Tee (sizes available- S, M, L, XL, XXL)
*Candy Is Dandy Heart Women's Hoodie (sizes available-S,M,L,XL,XXL)
*Goth Fairy Women's Nightshirt- features Lord Byron saying on back "She walks in beauty like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies, and all that's best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes" (sizes available S,M,L,XL,XXL,XXXL)
*Raven Collage Throw Pillow
*Li'l Grumpies Flip Flops (sizes available include womens, mens, and kids)
*Suck It Up Messenger Bag
*Suck It Up Large Thermos
*5 Digi Sets of Winner's Choice from Smeared Ink

How To Win It:
Each person who successfully completes the 31 Days as either a Wicked Blogger  or a Horrifying Hopper will receive one entry toward this prize drawing. If you successfully complete both, you will receive two entries. (Meaning if you are a Wicked Blogger and you comment on every blog every day, you have successfully completed both)
That just about covers all the rules and regulations for this year's celebration. If you represent a business and are interested in sponsoring 31 Days of Halloween by providing a scavenger prize and getting awesome advertising for your website, please contact us at smearedinkstamps@gmail.com. We will feature you during the whole month of celebration!
If you'd like to spread the news about 31 Days, feel free to grab one of the buttons below and post it on your blog or website, share on facebook,or email it to your favorite stamper friends. We can't wait to share 31 Days of Halloween 2012 with you, so sit back and enjoy the ride!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - 9-11 Remebrance

I'm sure they meant well.
Sharing with The Art and Tree Chatter of Aquariann
And Mom Caboodle

Small Town Girl Makes Good...Coffee

Okay, I didn't make the coffee, but I did design the labels for our local coffee shop, Grounds for Coffee.  The labels just arrived and I am over the moon excited! 

I did not design the logo in the center, which I just love!  I blew it up, traced it and drew it with opaque gel pens, the same medium the label was created in.

The owners, Suzy and Dan Daily, like some of my radiating pattern designs (like Hot Pot) and thought it would work well with a sunflower motif.
They receive their coffee bean blends in large bags, put them in the 1 lb bags and write the blend in the blank space.  Below is the cup sleeve I designed for them.  I think I'm way too excited about this, but I can't stop jumping up and down!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

New on the Bone Tree - Pale & Bloody Coffin Pendant

a pale small coffin grew within the dying tree

as the tree opened to embrace the sweet dream of mortality
the sigh of a thousand moons rushed in
and the pale small coffin filled with drops of her precious blood
and swelled with  the joy of so many seasons lived and loved

In her appreciation the tree adorned the pale and memory-filled coffin
with her sparkling amber tears

You can find the pendant in my Etsy shop - Delicious Mischief 

I'm sharing with Inspire Me Monday

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Amber Moon Earrings

New on the Bone Tree - Amber Moon Earrings
I made these little guys from polymer clay.  The base color is black and I brushed on iridescent powders in amazing colors.  I added glitter and finished with a glossy sealer.  The dangles are a white iridescent moon and an amber glass  teardrop.  You can find them on my Etsy shop - Delicious Mischief