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StampInsanity Challenge #3 and Smeared and Smudged Blog Hop

Woah, what a title! There’s a lot going on today, and that title proves it! Not only am I sharing a brand new image from StampInsanity with you, but I am also a part of the huge Blog Hop over at Smeared and Smudged! Meet Lita!


She is from Beth’s newest collection, that has been released today! We needed to use Lita and/or Roder (her rocker buddy) in this challenge along with pulling inspiration from the Hot Topic T-shirt below.


Now, I’ll admit, I had Lita colored in way before I knew what the challenge was. I couldn’t help it! She was too cool to let sit there uncolored! So, I just tied the card itself into the shirt.

Obviously, the rad ribbon I used works directly back to the shirt. And I used my brand spankin’ new D’vine Swirls embossing folder (which I have wanted for, like, ever!) along with Core’dinations Black Magic cardstock. The under color is blue… but it’s a bit tough to see unfortunately.


Seriously. She is so damn cool!

So, for the Smeared and Smudged Blog Hop, we were to create something with a ‘Surprise” since it’s April Fool’s Day. So what’s my surprise? Well, ya gotta open up the card!


I made my first pop-up card! Nothing too special or complicated, but it’s a pop-up nonetheless. Here’s a different angle.


The sentiment is also part of the new Lita and Roder collection. Remember, you can only purchase StampInsanity stamps from Stamp Happens! I love the font!!! I used more black and white paper to harken a bit back to the inspiration shirt. Plus added some teal to the edges as a reminder of the turquoise on the shirt. So yeah. It’s not as obvious a draw from the shirt, but like I said, I just HAD to use this Lita!

I’m lovin’ how this card came out! I love the textures and the different patterns. And I am really happy with the pop up!

Of course, the rest of the Groovy Gurlz have some fantabulous other projects to share with you, but so I don’t confuse you with the other Hoppers, please refer to my sidebar to check out the rest of the StampInsanity Gurlz! Now here is the full roster of S&S Hoppers. Start wherever you like, but please try to stop by everyone’s blog! We all worked really hard and would love for you to show us all some love!

Alison- (that’s me!)
Black Dragon-
Lady Brayton-

Have a super-inspiring day! Peace, Love, and Vampires!


CraftyMomOf2 said…
AMAZING!!!! I totally love this image and can't wait to get me some of those stamps!!

Great job on the pop up card!!!!

I love her hair! Great card!:)

Monica said…
I love your image and your pop up is great!
Barb said…
Awesome card, Alison! You've colored Lita wonderfully, and the pop-up sentiment is perfect!
angiesuez said…
Excellent job! Luv Lita's jeans, and the embossed paper, and the pop up, and......!!!
Lisa Foster said…
Totally LOVE this!!!
Danielle said…
Hey blog hop pal!! You're the first stop!! Love your card and your surprise!!
I only had 2 people come to my blog. IDK whats up, but I am enjoying the HOP!!
Kim Wilson said…
I love this Alison! Her hair looks awesome! And that shirt is too cool I want it :) I am a freak about Alice in Wonderland if you couldnt tell by my blog header lol!
Erica said…
This is wonderful! I love the surprise. The image is adorable and she may have to be mine soon!
Hi Alison, great card!!!
Beth said…
KILLED it! I love the pop up! This is so cool - you did a freaking amazing job on her hair, too! Wow - it isn't easy to make those higlights look that good!! AWEsome, woman! :) XX
Tonya Klar said…
You did a FANTASTIC job on this! I love how you made it a popup card!!!
blackdragon said…
cute but COOL! brilliant Alison... and a pop-up!
Wish my hair looked this good.
nature*lover said…
She is cool! I love the red streaks in her hair, and of course, I just love pop-ups. Great Job!!
Steph said…
awesome card! love the colors, great job hitting all those challenges too! I need that stamp!!!
Alison, I LOVE how you pulled the black and white print off the T for inspiration, your card rocks! Aren't pop-ups the coolest?!?
Randi said…
Cool card Alison!! I love that background!!! Have a wonderful weekend!! I am mailing you be on the lookout!
pamala said…
Great card!!! Love the stamp, she is sooooooooo cute.
ladybrayton71 said…
Awesome coloring and textures! Cute stamp. Great job!
Alex said…
This is AWESOME! I am going to have to check out THIS set. I adore the hair! Love the pop up!!!
I know I'm late on the blog hop, but we had a wedding to go to on Thursday and the weekends are always a bit busy for me, so I didn't get to it 'til today!
I LOVE this card! But, lol, I always want the rubber stamps that people use, there are some beauties out there and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm just RUBBISH at rubber stamping and should really stick to digis :D
Julie said…
This is awesome -- Lita is so adorable and bad-ass with her awesome hair! I love that Cuttlebug folder as well and I use that one a lot. You are a perfect match for StampInsanity's stamps!
Leigh Ann Baird said…
Very cool card! Lita has great hair!
Alyssa S said…
Great card!! I love Lita's hair and the way you made it a pop up card. I've never made one of those before. Maybe this'll inspire me to give it a go!

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