Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

Hello Lovelies,

I couldn't resist posting this today!  I totally hate leaving my house on this day!!!  I mean I like saving money and all, especially since my kids are older and only want big ticket items for Christmas, but I am not about to go out there and fight someone for a laptop, or a DS, or anything!!!  I will not go to jail for hitting someone over the last tickle me elmo, or anything, but I will hit you!!!  JUST SAYIN.....  Anyway, As I am safe and warm in my house, still in a turkey coma and loving it!!  My SAINTS beat the cowboys!!!!!  WOOT!!!, anyway I just had to make this card!  It is mostly digital although I did hand color the KennyK digi with my copics!  I also wanted to make something for the Smeared and Smudged Sketch challenge so I followed those guidelines as well! 

I do have to say that if I was closer to my dad I would totally go with him "shopping".  He "shops" by sitting on the bench holding the bags and people watching.... I could totally get into that!!! LOL!!!
Hope you enjoy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Smeared Ink New Release Blog Hop

Hello lovelies, it's that time again!  Time for another Smeared Ink new release hop!!! Today we are announcing the release of 4 new sets from Smeared Ink.  These sets are for pre-order right now and will be ready to ship on November 30th!!!  There are some wicked awesome new sets to chose from!!  I am working with the Occasions Grumpies today which is already released, I love the Grumpies sets, they are my friends!!!  Anyway, this Christmas Grumpie, is SO cute, and the saying, well lets just say, it says it all!!!

So the story behind my card, is that this grumpie got up and decided that today was the day to decorate the Christmas tree.  So between making sure the ornaments weren't broken, and  untangling the lights, there had to be some egg nog drinking going on(of course), and quite honestly who can keep up with the amount of egg nog that is being consumed simply because it is so good!!!!  So it is rather late now and this is the last string that needed to be untangled before going on the tree.  My grumpie completely forgot he already had his had on so decided to put another on.  His eyes are blood shot, but he swears it's not because of the egg nog(although he isn't really sure) but it is because of the glare from the lights he has been looking at all day!  Anyway, tis' the season for lots egg nog so here is my card!  Enjoy!

Now head on over and see what everyone else has done! 

Design Team Captains
Design Team Members
her's will be up later this week

Thursday, November 11, 2010

S and S November Sketches

Hello lovelies!  I think I have finally recovered from 31 days, although just barley!!  Today I have for you a 2fer!!!  I have a scrapbook page that I have created using the sketch from Smeared and Smudged November Sketch challenge.  AND what's the one rule at smeared and smudged that we must follow?????  Use a stamp somewhere on the project!  SO I used a very lovely digi stamp called Winter Chickadee from Hodgepodge stamps!!

This page includes  a couple of pictures from the very first Thanksgiving at my house.  We had just moved in earlier that year, so my dad and my sister and her family decided to come for Thanksgiving at my house!!!  It was fun, and you know your a grown up when your parent(s) come to your house for Thanksgiving!!!  Although, I have to say that was the only time they came..... must be the 1200 miles in between the houses that stops them from coming every year!!!  Oh well, by next Thanksgiving I will have yet another house (hopefully my last move) and maybe they will come then!!! 

OK, now I am off, I still have Smeared Ink, Bombshell, and more Hodgepodge stuff to do before Steven(hubby) comes home in 7 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

I did it!!!

For a long time, like a long long time, since I posted on the vent on Smeared and Smudged about that sandwich that my son and I ate that was so freaking good actually, I have wanted to start a new blog that really didn't have much to do with stamping.  That's not to say I won't post projects there but mostly just things that pop into my head at any given time.  So today, while on the phone with Terra, she convinced me to do it!  More like gave me a huge shove, but that is what I needed I guess.  We were just talking about things and both came to this when she told me of the one she just started.... It is absolutely freaky scarey how much we think alike... anyway, so she gave me a mission to have one started and going by the end of the day today.   So I do!!!  My new blog is called Ramblings from A Mentally Exhausted Woman I would love it if you came over and checked it out! 

Ok All you Smeared and Smudgers, and any others who want to join in!!!!  I talked to Terra today(duh already said that) and we discussed 12 Days of Christmas!  It's a go.  I am working out the schedule and all the detail and will get it posted by next week.  I do know that it will NOT be 12 days in a row but every other day!!!  I think that will make it easier.  So I will post when I have the details up on S & S!!  be on the lookout for it!

Talk to you later!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hodge Podge Shop Blog Hop!!!

Hello my lovelies, Today is our first ever Blog Hop at The Hodge Podge Shop and I am very excited abou that! I would like to start off by saying that we have a very special guest designer joining us! We were all blown away by this guest designer when we first saw her art, it is amazing!

Here is what our monthly blog maven had to say about her!

We were all blown away when Linda shared with us the card her 10 year old daughter, Jessica, made and we just have to share it with you!Jessica is 10 years old and she is very creative! She loves making cards with her mother (our design team sister), Linda. She plays the saxophone in an orchestra and loves gymnastics and horseback riding. She sounds like one busy little girl, doesn’t she?
Looks like we have some competition, don’t you think? When you swing by Linda’s blog, don’t forget to leave some love for Jessica too!

Now here is what I made.  I took this wonderful digi of a barn and used my photoshop program to color it in!  I then took letter to spell out harvest on down the side and some twine on the bottom!!  It was my first time coloring with photoshop so please be as honest as you want when commenting!!! 

Our theme this challenge is Thanksgiving/Autumn, I thought nothing makes me think Autumn more than a cold day, with greyish/blue skies and an old barn holding the fruits of the harvest!  Hey, that's where my roots are!  Make's me wish I still lived in the country!!!  HPSchallengeblog is also have a month long blog candy give away so be sure to look for that while you are there.  Also please feel free to enter the challenges, they run for 2 weeks and you can win some awesome digis!!!

And now, on with the rest of the hop: You should have started at the Hodge Podge Shop blog, but if you didn't that's ok, Just continue on your way until you complete the circle! 

And will end at the Hodge Podge shop

There will be a winner at every stop along the way! Each DT girl will have a random winner of one of the beautiful Hodge Podge Shop images. Plus, some of our girls are offering blog candy, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!
And don’t forget that the Hodge Podge Shop has moved! Make sure you update your bookmarks! The new address is: and this month, all images are priced at just $2.50 each!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I've got the Attitude!!!!

Hello Lovelie,

I have some news to share with you that has made me very excited!!!  I was given this by my lovely friend Kapree!!!  Thank you very much Kapree!

Now to qualify for this I needed to follow some rules:

In order to qualify for the $5.00 Digi’s With Attitude! Gift Certificate you must state 3 things that makes you different from everyone else and you must nominate 5 blogs.

So here goes:  Number 1:  I think the most important thing that makes me, well me, is the fact that I am very very blunt!  I tell it like it is, when it is, and what it is! 
Number 2:  I do not do cute, unless that normal person inside me gets out and creates something before I can beat that bitch back where she came from!!!
Number 3:  I quite honestly don't care what others think of me, I quite often say, if you don't like the way I look, what I do, where I come from or what I say, then turn around and go back where you came from.

Now for my  my 5:
Lady Brayton
Black Dragon

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Winners of the digi's from 31 days of Halloween

Hey ladies, First of all thank you all so very much for making this years 31 days of Halloween great!  I can't wait for next year!!!

Secondly, on to the winners.  The first place winner and 3 digi's, one each from Smeared Ink, Strange Skin, and WFK is:
True Random Number Generator

Min: 1

Max: 12



That's Danielle!!!!  YAY Danielle

The second winner for 2 digi's, one each from Smeared Ink and Strange Skin is:
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Min: 1

Max: 12



That is Stitchinwitch!!!  Congrats!

Ladies if you will please email me here with your email addresses I will get these out to you as soon as possible.  Just know that there may be a delay as there was a family emergency with Alison, but you will get them as soon as possible!

Thanks again for a wonderful Halloween month!  Can't wait for next year!!!!!