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TI & SBS Trick or Treat Blog Hop

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Two great companies, one awesome hop :)  Christy & Betty just happen to be BIG Halloween fans, so guess what...  Yep, Tiddly Inks & Simply Betty Stamps decided to do a little swap hop... the TI DT worked with Simply Betty images, and the SBS gals got to play with Tiddly Inks images.  Should be fun! What's even better is that this hop will involve you , too!  Yes, you can do a little Trick or Treating with us and maybe score some gift vouchers to Tiddly Inks or Simply Betty Stamps!  How?  Simply go check out Christy's blog for all of the details... she's the one that is gonna kick this hop off :)  And if you've arrived from Angela's blog , you are on the right track! Now, here's the little twist to this hop, we were to create a Trick (a favorite technique) or a Treat (just a project to share) .  Well, I'm usually a trickster, but I decided to just go for the treat this time :)   I worked with TI's Betty Belfrey ... isn't she freakin&

HDH062 Smeared & Smudged and Stamp Insanity challenges...

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It's a Two-fer today!  Yep, I got a chance to color up a few images on Sunday & decided to make them into cards tonight.  I was just going to post my HDH062 Smeared & Smudged card for Smeared Ink , but I HAD to play along with the Stamp Insanity SISC32 pink challenge this week, too, so sit back and enjoy :)    First up, Smeared Ink's Wicked Witch .  LOVE her.  Very vintagey image... which is sooooo not me, but she was too fabulous to pass up!  I'm not loving the colors I used for the ruffled business around her neck, but I like the rest of it... especially how the sky & ground turned out :) Digi:   Wicked Witch (Smeared Ink);   Rubber Stamp:   So Splattered (retired TAC) Paper:   Bazzil & Caboodle white cs ;   Other:  Nesties, Scor-Bug , black lace, Noir Palette ink;   Copics:   BV02, BV04, BV08, BV20, BV23, V93, V95, V99, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR15, YR18, YR23 Next up, Angelika from Stamp Insanity ... all in lover-ly pink :) 

Strange Skin Vamp...

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Ok, so I DO have my Smeared & Smudged card finished, but I thought since Strange Skin was sponsoring Smeared & Smudged's 26th day of the 31 Days of Halloween today, I'd show this little number instead. This is a digi image called Just Bitten .  Perfect image for a medallion-styled layout me thinks.  :)  I've been having a little fun playing with red lately, which is sooooooo unlike me... but this image literally screamed red ... no?! I used several different Nesties, an EK Success scallop border punch & a Tim Holtz edge die. Copics:  0, BV20, C00, C1, R35, R37, R59, N1, N4, N7 I'm really diggin' these Strange Skin images... my wish list is growing :) You should definitely check out the 31 Days of Halloween hop... there are some amazingly creepy-cool projects!

HDH062 - Smeared & Smudged

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HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :) 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here. 3. If you upload to any online galleries (S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH062 . 4. Weekly giveaways! Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much ... but the thrill is in the win, right?! Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :) 5. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (my top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master of Macabre will be selected and will receive a little giftie from me... this could be stamp sets, handmade items, papers, halloweenie embellishments... yo

Fiendishly Fun Friday - Sedlec Ossuary

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The Cemetary Church of All Saints is a snall Roman Catholic Church in Sedlec, in the Czech Replublic. It's several centuries old, and beneath it lies the Sedlec Ossuary. An ossuary is a place where human remains are stored, sans coffins, to save space when they've been buried for a long time. So, why am I telling you about this one in particular? Sure, any place where they store humain bones MIGHT be worthy of a Fiendishly Fun Friday post, at a stretch. But, this one is special. In the 13th century, an abbott returned from the Holy Land and sprinkled a small amount of earth that he'd taken from Golgotha over the abbey cemetary. This made the graveyard a highly desirable final resting place, and people from all over Europe would request to be buried there. The cemetary has been expanded, but with centuries of bones, the older ones ended up having to be stored in am ossuary. Again, it's all mildly interesting, but not really worthy of a Fiendish Friday post, right? We

HDH061 - A Lil' Lurid & Lovesick

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HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :) 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here. 3. If you upload to any online galleries (S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH061 . 4. Weekly giveaways! Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much ... but the thrill is in the win, right?! Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :) 5. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (my top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master of Macabre will be selected and will receive a little giftie from me... this could be stamp sets, handmade items, papers, halloweenie embellishments... yo

SBS Punky Teen Christmas Blog Hop!

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Ok, we all know what a Simply Betty Stamps fan I am... I'm just sayin' it again :) I LOVE Betty's Punky Teen line of images.  The Halloween ones were freakin' awesome... Freddy Kruger Boy being my personal fave... and now the Christmas images are just as fabulous!  And that is what today's hop is all about... Punky Teen Christmas!!  If you have arrived from Amanda's blog , then you are on the right track!  If you get lost along the way, just go to the Simply Betty Challenges blog ! Now there is a special prize to be won on this hop... Guest DT for the Month of November! Pop on over to the Simply Betty Challenges blog for details! Now, on to the awesomeness that IS Punky Teen JIMMIE : This is Jimmie... he makes me smile. :) See? Digi:  Punky Teens Christmas Jimmie (Simply Betty Stamps) Rubber Stamp:  sentiment (unknown) Paper:  kraft cs (TAC), white cs (Neenah), red (misc.) Ink:  Versafine Onyx, Burnt Umber Palette Other:  Copic markers, Scor-Bug, Ti

Fiendishly Fun Friday - darkly humourous

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I found a couple of pieces of artwork that I'd like to share with you today. This first one is by black-head, and can be downloaded from his/her pages on DeviantArt And this second one is by Aleksandra Marchocka, and you can see her work at Behance This final beauty I can't give proper credits for, obviously there is a signature, but I'm having trouble reading the surname, and my guesses havn't turned up anything. I found the image here .

Best of...

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Tim posted an article that lists the 10 Best Haunted House Attractions ... maybe one of these is near you?  :)  And if you've been to any of these, let us know if it they are worth visiting!

HDH060 - Simply Sinister by Barb

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Yes... it's only Monday and I'm here to share my challenge card. {GASP!} I KNOW!  Un-freakin'-believable :)  I didn't wait 'til the last minute for once... oh great, I probably just jinxed myself! ANYhooo, here is my simple, yet not-so-sinister card: Digi:   Sassy Witch Mina ( Simply Betty Stamps ) Rubber Stamp:   webs ( Stampers Anonymous ), sentiment ( unknown ) Paper:   Basic Grey dp, Neenah white cs, Bazzill cs Ink:  VersaFine Onyx, Charcoal Palette Other:  Copic markers, Stardust glitter pen, misc. ribbon Don't you LOVE that attitude?!  I wish I would have had a "wicked bitch" sentiment in my arsenal... that would be SOOOOO perfect, me thinks! :) Well, I'm off to bed... after working all day at the evil office and then teaching a class at the scrapbook store, I'm pretty tired.  I get to do it all again tomorrow, except at least the class will be at my place!!!  Can't wait to see ya' girls!

HDH060 - Simply Sinister

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HDH Macabre Monday Rules: 1 . Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :) 2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here. 3. If you upload to any online galleries (S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH060 . 4. Weekly giveaways! Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much ... but the thrill is in the win, right?! Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :) 5. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (my top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master of Macabre will be selected and will receive a little giftie from me... this could be stamp sets, handmade items, papers, halloweenie embellishme

September 2010 Master of the Macabre...

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The Gruesome Twosome list from which I will draw a name for Master of the Macabre for September 2010 (from HDH054-HDH058 challenges):  1.  Kapree 2.  Katie 3.  Mish 4.  June 5.  Nancy 6.  Swampangel 7.  Croms 8. Aisling 9.  Debra 10.  Kym {drum roll} The September 2010 Master of Macabre is:    Nancy !!! Grab your Master of the Macabre badge and please email me with your mailing address so I can send out your winnings :) Thanks so much for everyone's participation... because we all really need a little bit of dark to balance out the cute & cuddly in our lives :)  Keep the Eerie Inspiration comin', guys!!

WINNERS!

Did you think that I had forgotten?  Huh?  Did ya'?  Well, let's start off with the winners of the car charger USB drives from  Seminole Casino Coconut Creek ! Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 3 5 2 Timestamp: 2010-10-10 19:34:42 UTC   Barb , Jen , & Sammibug :  please send me your mailing addresses and I will forward them on to Mike at SCCC & he'll get those mailed out to you!  Congratulations! Yes, Barb... send me an email with your address even though I already have it ;) And now, for the Little Hop of Horrors Halloween Blog Hop winner! Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 227 Timestamp: 2010-10-10 19:49:40 UTC Jaye Jaye said... What an awesome card! I love the way you created a scene! 10/3/10 12:10 PM Jaye Jaye , please send me your mailing address & I'll send out a little Halloweenie sumpin' sumpin' to you!  Congratulations! A HUGE thanks to everyone who visited all of us on the hop... it w

Smeared & Smudged Guest Designer Challenge

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Just a little heads-up for all of you challenge nuts out there :)  Over at the Smeared and Smudged ning site, I am hosting the October 2010 Guest Designer Challenge So, you might want to head on over and play along!  The challenge is to create something paying homage to one of the Goddesses of Harvest . You may only use warm, Fall colors and you must also have at least one rubber-stamped image. This is my offering: Stamps:   Elementals (Smeared Ink), Falling Leaves (Stamper's Anonymous), Trendy Greetings (The Angel Company) Paper:   Karen Foster dp, white cs (Neenah), Bazzill cs Ink:   Tuxedo Memento, Burnt Sienna Palette Other:   Copic markers, sheer ribbon (Hobby Lobby), pop dots I LOVE this Smeared Ink image!  Though she is a Fire Goddess rather than an Earth Goddess, the colors work so well with her that I had to ink her up :)   So, are you all up for the challenge?!!