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Winter Dilly Beans Challenge

Greetings! It's Friday, and I have a new Dilly Beans challenge to share with you. This week's theme is Winter. Dilly Beans has a ton of fabulous Winter-themed images, so it certainly shouldn' bbe hard for you to play along. Here's my card.

I tried something I have done only once or twice before. Paper Piecing. I'm not very good at it, apparently. I like the papers I used...but I had to go over some spots with black marker, and it screwed the lins up a bit. I just wanted to be like my fellow Dilly Beaner...Jenn. I will try it again, but I'll let her tackle the more complicated stuff! :)

The parts that I actually did color were done with my various brands of markers. The pattern on the paper are subtle, but you can see them nicely here.

I made the card on kraft cardstock, but I sprayed the heck out of it with Glimmer Mist, so it doesn't look very "krafty" at all anymore. Which is fine with me...but I will say that it looks cooler in person. Please …

Day 12 of 12 Days of Creepmas

***So sorry! I thought I had set the auto post on this! My humble apologies!
Greetings! 'Tis the last day of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. Once again, this month has totally flown by for me. Guess that's how it will always be from now on! For my card today, I have a Stampotique image, dressed up with a Bombshell Stamps Santa hat, a Background stamp by Smeared Ink, and a sentiment from Inkadinkado.

I just love his huge bow tie! I colored him with watercolor markers, and Spectrum Noir and Copic markers.

I really lik coloring these creepy Stampotique images. I am so happy I finally have some in my collection.

I hope you have enjoyed the 12 Days of Creepmas! I hope you have/had a wonderful Holiday! Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers one llast time. They are all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creep-tastic day!!!

Day 11 of 12 Days of Creepmas: Shopping!

Holy cow...I am just coming in under the wire at this point. It's almost noon here! As I have mentioned, these past two weeks have been insane. And I can't seem to have a moment to get it all done! Today's project isn't at all creepy...and luckily, I had it colored who knows when! But, the image is from Kenny K..and we Smeared & Smudgers all like Kenny K, right?

I colored her with pencils and a few watercolor markers. I think she's super sassy!

I literally threw this card together with scraps that were already cut. Hey, at least I'm dedicated, right?

Sorry I put this up so late... There's also a new Dilly Beans Challenge going on....so please visit the Challenge Blog to check it out. Sadly, I didn't have time to play, but I am going to try to have something for it ASAP! Thanks for your patience and understanding. Please be sure to visit the Jolly Bloggers, listed in my side bar. Have a creeptastic day! And, HAPPY YULE to all my friends that celebrat…

All I want for Christmas...:Day 10 of 12 Days of Creepmas

Greetings! It's time for my newest project for the Smeared and Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas! We are quickly reaching the end of this fun ride, and the time has gone SO fast! Having both of my kids Birthdays in December really makes it hard for me to keep up with everything! For this card, I used my beloved Bombshell Stamps.

This card is super glittery! I used Girl's Ruin and Holiday Accessory for this card. Don'tcha just lover her Santa hat?

Seriously, where I can I get these shoes in my size? If you haven't noticed, I changed the sentiment a bit....

It now says "All I really want.....is you shoes!" I think I may add a few rhinestones or black pearls to this....I kinda ran out of time! But, in person, it does have a lot of impact from all the glitter. But really, can you ever have too much glitter? I think not!
Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers. They are all listed in my side bar. And over at the Bombshell Blog, this month's Pin-Up is …

Day 9 of 12 Days of Creepmas

Welcome to the 9th day of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas! Today, I have a tag I've made. I used a Smeared Ink image that I recently got...I had wanted it for a while.

I love bats, so I was really stoked to get this guy. Perfect image for Creepmas! I used watercolors to color the image in. Here's a closer look.

I also watercolored the background of my tag. Then I took a Glimmer Screen from Tattered Angels and painted over it with white acrylic paint.

I stamped my sentiment with my Just Rite alpha stamper. And I added some sparkly, chunky yarn...that kinda looks like dreadlocks. This was a fun tag. I really enjoyed making the background. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers. They are all listed in my sidebar.

And now, I need to take a moment for something else. 6 years ago today, I became a Mom. And I couldn't be happier or more proud. My Phoenix is 6 today, and I cannot believe how quickly time has passed. He is totally amazing, and I love h…

Day 8 of 12 Days, and a New DICC

Hello! It's the 15th, so that means it's time for a new Desert Islands Crafters Challenge, plus it's Day 8 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. I came up with the itinerary this time around and we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear. Remember  if you decide to play, you must use at least 3 things off of the itinerary.
1. Winter Holiday 2. Silver & Gold 3. Magical Creatures 4. Glitter 5. 3 or more Patterned Papers 6. Handmade Embellishment 7. Make it a Gift 8. Chalk 9. Bells 10. Non-Craft Item Here's what I came up with.

I used numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 for my card. I love all things fairy, so I knew I had to work with her!

I used Spectrum Noir markers and Copics to color this Christmas fairy in. Plus, I used two colors of Stickles on her wings. Not sure if you can tell, but the white oval she is mounted on is shimmery and has a really cool brushy texture to it.

My sentiment is from Inkadinkado.

I would like to take a moment to make special mention of today&#…

Non-Traditional Christmas Colors with Dilly Beans

Greetings! I have a new Dilly Beans challenge to share with you today. This week, we are challenging you to use non-traditional colors for Christmas. Think hot pink, purple, lime green, and turquoise. Heres my creation.

The image is Snowmen Frame #516. Aren't they cute? I made this card for my sister for her Birthday, which was last month (yes, I gave it to her on time). She loves snowmen, so as soon as I got this image, I knew I needed to use it for her.

I colored these guys with watercolors. I really enjoyed painting them.

I used some fabulous Ice Stickles and a great big bow. So? Are you up for the challenge? I think you are! So get going! But first, please be sure to visit the rest of the Dilly Beans DT over at the Challenge Blog. Tanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Day 7 of 12: You Ain't Gettin' S@#!

It's Day 7 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. My card today isn't creepy at all, but it is rather snarky. And we love snarky over at S&S, don't we? I got the image from Bugaboo. It's been in my arsenal for a while now, but I thought this was the perfect time to use it.

I know a few people that deserve this card. I colored her with Spectrum Noir markers and Copics.

Unfortunately, you can't see any of the shading I did behind her. Sometimes my Ott light is just too damn bright. Anyone else have that problem? Things just get washed out sometimes. Anywho...I've got quite the headache, and I think I need some rest. So...short post today! But pleae be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, they are all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creep-tastic day!

Day 6 of 12, Wicked Wednesday & A Day for Daisies

Hello! It's Day 6 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. I made another card for it. I am also sharing a project that I made for a couple of challenges. Let's start with Creepmas. But I tell you...the creep factor for this card is going to vary depending on who is looking at it.

Have you every been outside at dusk, when it's recently snowed? It's soooooo quiet. And the landscape looks so very different with all that snow. Then, you hear a rustle coming from somewhere. And you see a bright splotch of red against a white and black backdrop. It's a lone cardinal in a birch tree. Not too creepy right? Except for that instant when you didn't know what made the rustling sound.......

I made this card for a friend of  mine. She posted a photo very similar to this one on my Facebook wall. She knows how special cardinals are to me, so I decided to replicate the image for her as a little thank you.

 Now it's time for my second project. I made an ATC for the…

Day 5 of 12 Days of Creepmas: Got Mistletoe?

Hello! It's Day 5 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. Today, I have a card featuring a Dilly Beans image. It's "Disturbed Snowman #276." I love this guy!
Isn't he great? As crazy as he looks, he has a huge heart. I made this a very simple card...using only 3 strips of paper and an Inkadinkado sentiment.
I colored the snowman using watercolors. And I inked around the edges of him and the card itself using Distress Inks. I used Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs.
I hoe you like my simple little card! Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers. They are all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creep-tastic day!

Day 4 of 12 & Traditional Christmas Colors with Dilly Beans

Jolly greetings to you! It's Day 4 of the 12 Days of Creepmas with Smeared & Smudged. It's also Friday, so I have a new Dilly Beans challenge to share. It's Traditional Christmas Colors. I combined both of these topics into one project.

I used #256: Framed Zombie Cupid for this card. I love her. She's so creepy sweet. I used a combination of Spectrum Noirs, Copics, and watercolors to color her in. Wanna see a closer look?

Awww...she wants to wish you a Merry Christmas! I used lots of Champagne Stickles...which is a fab-u-lous gold with iridescent glitter.

I hope you will play along with Dilly Beans this week! And be sure to not only visit the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog, but also visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers. They are all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creep-tastic day!

Now That's Horse of a Different Color...

Today, I got told by a man, dressed in a very nice suit, who was about 60, that he liked my "coif." I laughed to myself after he complimented me. Then I thought about it some more....my how times have changed....

I have been coloring my hair in shades that don't normally grow on heads for about 15 years. And let me just say, I should NOT be old enough to be doing anything for 15 years! Right? Well, anyway... I've done almost every color you can imagine. Red, purple, lime green, hot ass pink....I've only steered away from yellow and orange, as those would not be good looks for me. And in that time, I've had people (pretty much always adults) shout assorted nasty comments to me. "Hey! It's not Halloween!" or "Did you get attacked by a Smurf?" That one, by the way, I do use as a snide comeback if someone asks me why my hair is blue.... Yeah, I've heard a lot of things. Kids whispering to their parents..."Mommy! Her hair is green!…

Day 3 of 12 Days of Creepmas: Creepmas Girl

Welcome to Day 3 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas! Today I have a card that uses Creepmas Girl from Rick St. Dennis. She told me her sad tale....but take a look at the card first.

This poor girl worked on a Christmas Tree farm. But all the tress died because of a drought. Creepmas girl....well...she went a little crazy... She is always trying to save these poor, dead, brown trees. Look! She has even decorated one! She just wants people to think her trees are beautiful. But, well...you see what they look like, right??? Not exactly ideal Christmas Trees.

Ok...so maybe I've lost my mind. Or perhaps I just need to get some more sleep...............
I colored her with watercolor markers, Spectrum Noirs and Copics.

My tree stamp is from Inkadinkado. My sentiment was made with a alpha stamp from Just Rite. Now off with you! Hop along! But be sure to visit all of the Jolly Bloggers...the full hop list is in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creep-tatsic day!

Day 2 of 12 Days of Creepmas, and Muse Monday, December Edition

Hello! I have 2 holiday projects today. One is for Bombshell Stamps' Muse Monday, and the other is for the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. First, I am going to tell you about the December Muse Monday. What's Muse Monday, you ask? Well, each month I pick a stamp set that I want the Design Team to work with. Each Monday of the month, different Design Team members show off that set in their own unique style. Our goal is to give you some fresh ideas, and to inspire you to use these sets as well! This month, I went with Pin-Stripes. I adore this set. I use it pretty frequently.

It's a glitter-iffic ornament! The ornament started as a clear, plastic cube. I coated the inside with floor wax, and then a coat of clear glitter. Next I inked up my stamps using a glue pad, and stamped the left image. Added the glitter. Stamped the right image. More with the glitter. Then I did the center, and I bet you can figure out what I did next....more glitter! I added a pretty tinsel …

Day 1 of 12 Days of Creepmas, and DICC #43

Hello! Can you believe it's December 1st? I sure can't! Not only do I have a brand new Desert Island Crafters Challenge, but it's is officially Day 1 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas! I participated in this last year, and now it's gotten even bigger and better! For full details, please visit the Smeared & Smudged Blog. I am combining my Day 1 project with my DICC project. Especially since Smeared Ink is our sponsor this time around! You could win a $15 gift certificate! Here's the Itinerary.


Creepy ChristmasAnything But A CardBlack & WhiteBlood RedGemsRibbonGlitterBah HumbugOne Layer CardLet it Snow!!
For my card, I used one of the Occasions Grumpies. 

Isn't this guy cute? I love the Grumpies. Off of the Itinerary, I used #'s 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7. 

I used watercolor markers and Copics to color him in. And check out my 3 gems. I love how they magnify the Stickles I used to adhere them to the card.

My sentiment is from The Occasions Grumpies s…

Dilly Beans Challenge: Pop it Up!

Greetings! It's Friday, so that means it's time for another Dilly Beans Challenge! This week, the challenge is to use Pop Dots and layers. And I have a special treat for you...my son Phoenix liked this challenge so much (plus he just loves Dilly Bean's images), so he decided to play along!  Here's what my almost 6 year old made!

Isn't it adorable? He made a birthday card for my sister. She loves snowmen, so he thought this image would be perfect for her. Look at all of those layers! That boy used a lot of pop dots!

Phoenix is very proud of his work...as well he should be! And he is very excited to know that his card is on, not only my, but the Dilly Beans Blog too! And now, on to my project.

How great is this guy??? This image is called "Little Monster Head #475." I colored him with watercolors, and i love how he turned out.

You can see the colors a lot better here. Like Phoenix,  I used a bunch of layers and pop dots (though not quite as many as him!). I…