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Macabre Monday HDH078 - My Beloved Monster

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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. Please make sure that your blog post / upload has been made AFTER the challenge date... we wanna see fresh stuff, not those from a few weeks ago!! 3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH078 . 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. We'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (our top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a M

Fiendishly Fun Friday - I'm back, zombies!

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This is by Jim Benton , and it amuses me greatly :P

SBS Steampunk Romance Blog Hop

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Simply Betty Stamps is releasing a new line of steampunk images... ala Romance! These are perfect for love, anniversary, engagement, or "just because" cards & projects. If you've arrived via Angela's blog , then you are on the right track, if not, be sure to start at the Simply Betty Stamps Challenge Blog for details on how you can get your mitts on some of these fantastic new images at a discount or for FREE! I am loving Betty's new artist that creates these steampunk lines! All of the clothing folds and details... they are so much fun to color. First up is Grace. I thought she was lookin' a little forlorn, so I created a "miss you" card. Super clean & simple! Digi: Steampunk Romance Grace Rubber Stamps ( The Angel Company ) : Background Soup , (can't remember the senti set) Paper: Bazzill & Caboodle white cardstocks Ink: VersaFine Onyx Other: Copic markers, MS border punch, misc. ribbon Don't you LOVE the littl

Winners and Gruesome Twosomes from Flesh Eating Frenzy and Love Bites!

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If you are one of the winners, be sure to grab the Gruesome Twosome badge and link back here... display it with pride, my pretties :) HDH075 - Flesh-eating Frenzy Gruesome Twosome:   Crystal for her zombie Valentine card, complete with crystal effect brains, and Ike for her glorious creation with Helena Bonham Carter; And the prize winner is Katt for her elegant undead kiss card using a photo of her and hubby. See? We're actually quite romantic, in our own twisted sort of way :P:) HDH076 - Love Bites Gruesome Twosome:   Kapree for her inspired transformation of a sweet image into My Bloody Valentine, and Crystal for her heart-wrenchingly emotive Broken Heart. And the prize winner is Lady B for her GENIUS piece incorporating her own poem about the loves of her life. :) Katt and Lady B, please get in touch with Barb, so she can sort out your prizes; Barb's email address is in the sidebar. Thanks to ALL of you who play along with us and inspire us with you

Macabre Monday HDH077 - Dr Death!

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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. Please make sure that your blog post / upload has been made AFTER the challenge date... we wanna see fresh stuff, not those from a few weeks ago!! 3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH076 . 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. We'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (our top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Maste

Help for Katie

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Ok, this post is very out of the norm for HDH.  Usually we are all about the gruesome and dark nuances of our imaginations and dreams, but today is a shot of reality. Cancer seems to touch all of our lives in some way.  Maybe it's a family member, friend or co-worker.  A mother of your BFF, an aunt or a web-o-sphere buddy.  It's real, and it sucks.  No matter what kind it is.  Many of you may know all about Katie Renz's battle with cancer, however if you don't please go here: http://www.help4katie.blogspot.com/ Katie seems like an amazing woman, and I want to help... and you can help too! All you have to do is make a $15 donation, and you get this lovely digital stamp collection: This is the second edition set for Help for Katie.  Some fabulous contributors have come together to donate the monies from this set to help Katie and her family. Betty Boo of Simply Betty Stamps and one of our very own SBS DT members, Cheri , are two of those contributors, and Betty

SBS Friday Challenge - Recycle!

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I'm here with another challenge for you!  Yes, yes... I know.  I haven't even done MY Macabre Monday challenge card yet, but you guys are sooooooooo much better than me :) Since I've been a super-slacker DT girl for Simply Betty Stamps lately, I felt it was important to get my butt in gear and do a little creating!  So instead of doing work for my "real job", I decided to play catch-up. Soooooo, on to this week's challenge over at Simply Betty Stamps Challenge blog : It is Angela's turn to host this week, and she is challenging you to RECYCLE. Come on how easy is that.. Don't toss it, Use it. You can use scrap leftover paper, packing from paper, embellishments, bits and pieces of leftover embellishments or anything craft or non craft related. It's up to you, just have fun with it and use things in a way you would never even think to use on your creations. A perfect night for a stroll in a cemetery, no?    The only "fresh" items

Macabre Monday HDH076 - Love bites!

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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. Please make sure that your blog post / upload has been made AFTER the challenge date... we wanna see fresh stuff, not those from a few weeks ago!! 3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH076 . 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. We'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (our top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a M

Meet Terrifically Terrifying Teri!

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Finally, right?!!!  The Macabre Minions and I felt it was time to bring Teri into our little hoard... I mean how many times has she been part of a weekly Gruesome Twosome?!  I don't know exactly, but it was A LOT!   So please welcome, Terrifically Terrifying Teri : Hiya Folks! My name is Teri, and I am a stay at home Mum. I live in North-East Scotland with my hubby and three little ones, aged 12, 11 and 7. I trained as a Graphic Designer, seems like a lifetime ago now, and have worked in the newspaper industry making up pages for print (pre-computers!) and later with magazines and advertising when computers came along. (Makes me sound old!!)This is where I learned the basics in Quark Express and Photoshop, which I use constantly! I have been raising my family for the last twelve years, and only delved into the realms of Crafting after the birth of my youngest. I started 'blogging' in May 2009, and got into doing many weekly challenges including Macabre Monday! I starte

Happy Birthday Rio!

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Remember awhile back I told you an eerie story... so unbelievable, you thought I made it up.  You know, the one about a TEENAGER who did NOT want gifts or money, but instead wanted to DONATE it to St. Jude's Hospital?  Yeah!  THAT unbelievable story.  Well, today is that unbelievably generous teenager's birthday!! Happy Birthday, chica! I hope this card made it to you in time :)  The pictures of you getting all of your cards from the mailbox are priceless!  I hope today was the best year yet, kiddo. So, here's the card: And remember, all proceeds from the purchase of this Rio Birthday Girl digi goes to benefit St. Jude's!  To see how much has been raised so far, and to see the rest of the SBS DT's card creations, go to THIS post. Digi:  Rio Birthday Girl (SBS) Rubber stamp sentiment:  Savvy Sayings (The Angel Company) Paper ( all TAC ):  Mimi dp (retired), Mimi cardstock, Caboodle White cardstock Copic markers:  E11, E13, E15, R81, R83, R85, R89, YG01, YG03

Macabre Monday HDH075 - Flesh-eating Frenzy!

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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. Please make sure that your blog post / upload has been made AFTER the challenge date... we wanna see fresh stuff, not those from a few weeks ago!! 3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.) , please tag the title using HDH075 . 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. We'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twoso me (our top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a M

Macabre Monday is running a little late

Sorry guys, but I'll be late with this week's challenge!  Hopefully later today.  I'm a bit snowed under between work & classes.  In the meantime, please check the sidebar for the short version of the challenge!! ~The Not-so-Masterful Mistress of the Macabre

Fiendeshly Fun Friday

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Well did you ever think wow my USB memory stick just doesn't do it for me??  Well did ya? This one is available on etsy  for $30.  Now I don't know about you but it looks freakily real to me.. Yuck, but then again I bet it would be hard to lose.

Smudgetastic Winners!

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If you are one of the winners, be sure to grab the Gruesome Twosome badge and link back here... display it with pride, my pretties :) HDH072 - Smudgetastic Gruesome Twosome:   There's a slight change this week as the lovely Andrea has offered has offered to reward not one, but three entrants! So, instead of a Gruesome Twosome and a winner, we have three winners, who all get a prize, and here they are: Crystal for her Smudgy Sam character, and Miranda for her luscious folding card. :) And the main prize winner is Teri for her brilliant red dragon love card - can you tell why we snaffled Teri for the team? With work like this, we had to have her :P Can you ALL please get in touch with Barb (email in the sidebar) and she'll pass your emails on to Andrea. Adrea ad Miranda, we just need an email address for you and you get some fab Smudgetastic digis, and Teri, I think we need a snail mail address for you as you get a something physical (ooooerrr missus! :P) Tha

Help the technologically challenged...

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Yes, that would be me.  Thanks for asking.  :)   I'm in need of some free & EASY digital video editing software.  I've been shooting a couple of tutorials with our digital camcorder, but they are waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long.  In fact, they would be just about right if I could just change the speed to fast-forward the whole time :)  It's not like I'm talking throughout the thing... although I would also need to add some text to the video to explain schtuff. I just downloaded the Windows MovieMaker, but evidently my video card is total sheeee-ite (according to the little pop up window) and so the program won't run.  You would think that since I'm married to a compu-nerd that I would have some stellar system... evidently not.  Wienie.  Sooooooo... any ideas?