Sorry it has been so long since I have posted my lovelies! I have been busy working on a 25 Days of December book. For those who do not know what this is, it is a book that you put together by decorating pages and then starting December 1st you add pictures or journaling to show off what you did the days leading up to Christmas Day! You can use anything you want, a book that is already put together or you can make your own pages, it is up to you it is your book. I have chosen to use different pages, made from chipboard, envelopes, cardstock, patterned paper, you name it I have it in there. You can make it as elaborate as you want or as simple as you want. I have made mine "simple" for now as I have decided to add the major embellishments when I add my pictures or journaling. There are lots of pictures so I am only going to show a few today as you will see the rest when I post them as they are being finished starting December 1st.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Today I am showing 2 Holiday shaped chipboard pieces that I made for a fatbook swap on Pennywisearts yahoo group! I love that place! If you like using microbeads that is the place for you!
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For the ornament I used grout, acrylic paint, microbeads, soft holly wheel and Holiday Tag team from SU, my bottle cap is filled with 2 part acrylic.
The Santa Hat has grout, gesso, acrylic paint, holly, and microbeads! I love that it has a shaker hat band!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Have you ever bought or kept something only to come back to it later and say OMG what was I thinking. That is what this challenge is based on!!! There is always something to keep wether it be from the recycle bin or the packing materials from a box you received to something in the $ bin that you just know you can do something with!
Your challenge now is to take something from the recycle bin or some packing material that you have received in a package and make a Holiday decoration out of it!
We have been remodeling our kitchen and there were these pyramid shaped spacers in the cabinet boxes. Well of course I said don't throw those away I can do something with them. Well I took some of them and made a mantel hanging for Christmas. I don't have pictures of it hanging on the mantel because it is done for Thanksgiving but hopefully you will be able to tell what it is from the pics I do have!
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Do you have a different way of looking at things when it comes to rubber stamping? Smeared and Smudged is looking for 6 "dark" Design Team Members. Smeared and Smudged is a growing Ning group that focuses on alternative, vintage, gothic, and out-of-the-norm rubber stamp art.
To see the type of art styling that I am looking for, please visit the ning group at http://smearedandsmudged.ning.com/ ,or visit the Smeared and Smudged Blog at http://www.moresmearedink.blogspot.com/ .
Requirements for Smeared and Smudged Design Team:
*You must have an active blog.
*You must be or become a member of the Smeared and Smudged Ning Group.
*DTrequirements will be to design three cards and one altered item per month, and post those designs on both your blog and the Smeared and Smudged Ning Group. Every project must use a rubber stamp image somewhere.
*Each DT member will be assigned a group from Smeared and Smudged. One of your monthly cards must follow the requirements of that group and be posted in that group. The groups will rotate. To view some of the groups available, please visit Smeared and Smudged on Ning.
* You must actively participate in The Vent group on Smeared and Smudged. A minimum requirement is three posts a week.
Benefits of Smeared and Smudged Design Team:
• Your blog will be featured on both the S&S Ning Group and blog.
• You will receive one goodie package from me each month that you can use on your projects. It is not required that you use these items, and the items will vary.
• You can use any supplies you like on your projects.
• You get to network with other wicked awesome stampers who share the same love for out-of-the-norm stamping.
• You get to sport a really cool S&S Button on your blog.
To Apply, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures of three cards and one altered item that best represent your style of stamping.
Why you would like to be a DT Member for Smeared and Smudged.
Deadline for Submissions is Friday, November 27, 2009
Winners will be contacted by Monday, November 30.
DT term will run for four months starting December 1, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The CT has made some very awesome layouts and cards to display for you all using the kits that the DT members have made. Come on over and check out these awesome items that are available!
My projects are today are 2 digital layouts made using a kit by Jeanne Marie's Scraps called Autumn Dreams! These layouts use pictures from last Thanksgiving. It was the first Thanksgiving we had at my house because it was the first house we bought. My dad, sister, brother-in-law and nephews came to visit!!!! It was a great time. We went ice skating at the local rink here and everyone had a great time. I also made a card using elements and papers that I printed out from this kit! These kits are so very versital!
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So now go and start the blog hop!!!!!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
As most of you know my mind can twist anything around so that it fits into my little world! So I figured why not The Wizard of Oz. This is one of my favorite movies and one of my favorite songs from the movie is We're Off to see the Wizard. So I took that song and Bombshelled it out. The "wizard" is an image I received in a very lovely RAK, thank you Nicole, and the "Tin man, Scarecrow,Lion, and Dorothy" are some of my Bombshell Pin-ups. I colored the "Wizard" with prismacolor pencils then covered the whole thing with a green distress ink. I stamped the pin-ups on shrink paper and then colored them with paint pens and sharpies before shrinking them. The background is all either hand painted or colored, even the yellow brick road with some of it's bricks made from clay! I am really having fun with this challenge and hope that some of you are inspired to join! Can't wait to see what you create.
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Smeared and Smudged with Terra
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I had so much fun doing this 31 Days of Halloween. Thank you all so very much for your comments..they mean so much to me!
Please email me and Terra so that we can get your blog candy out to you!!!!!