Monday, August 11, 2014
Well, we made it all the way to the end! Can you believe it went by so quickly? You've completed a 7 day non-stop challenge and I must say I am pretty impressed by the level of art that was shared. It's amazing what you can do in 24 hours!
You've hung in with us all week and it's been a great warm-up for 31 Days of Halloween, so if you haven't already considered it, why not check out all the info? As I said, you've already completed 7 days, so what's a month got on you, eh? Seriously though, we do hope you will join us as either a Wicked Blogger or as a Horrifying Hopper. If not, be sure to swing by when you can during 31 Days to participate in our daily Scavenger Hunt for the chance to win some awesome sponsor prizes!
Speaking of prizes, I am sure you are all anxiously awaiting the winner info for Smudgefest, so here it goes. The Day 7 winner, as always, was chosen by random.org.
Our WINNER for Day 7 is:
Congrats, Steph! Please email us at email@example.com to claim your $25 digi credit!
And finally, here is the winner for the GRAND PRIZE $200 Smeared Ink Shopping Spree!!!!!!
We had 8 participants complete all 7 days using Smeared Ink images, which is awesome!!! Thank you for showcasing our stamps so well! We listed our 8 participants in no particular order and drew a spot by random # using random.org. The Grand Prize winner is....
Send us off a quick email Teresa, and we will send your credit code. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!
And congratulations to all of you for sticking with it and sharing a fun week with us! Thank you, we hope you will join us for Smudgefest again next August!
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Okay everyone, as promised I have two winners to announce: Day 5 and Day 6, both of which had some pretty excellent entries! It's amazing what all of you can do with some wings and lots of splattery mess! Thank you once again for taking the time to participate with our Smudgefest challenges, we really do hope you are enjoying it!
As always, our winners were chose by random.org, and here they are:
Our WINNER for Day 5 is:
Congrats, Sara! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your $25 credit!
Our WINNER for Day 6 is:
#4 Black Dragon
Congrats, BD! Send us a quick email with your address and your book will be on the way soon!
Yay! Only one more chance to get in on the daily prizes, and that is with today's theme. We hope you will join in! We will be announcing the Day 7 winner AND the Grand Prize winner tomorrow evening. Good luck everyone!
Oh my gosh, it's the FINAL CHALLENGE! Can you believe it? Congrats to those of you who have been here the whole week and for making it through all the challenges. Before we move on to today's challenge, we have a few things to let you know about. First, I was away all day yesterday for my daughter's 21st birthday, so I didn't get the chance to post a winner for Day 5. I will be drawing for both Day 5 and Day 6 prizes later this morning, so check back for that.
Also, if you haven't seen it already on the Smeared and Smudged Forum or our Facebook pages (or don't have a clue what it is), we have posted our information for 31 Days of Halloween 2014!
We are taking sign-ups for Wicked Bloggers and are hoping that this will be our biggest hop to date! It's a fun chance to immerse yourself in a month full of Halloween and Day of the Dead projects, with cool prizes to be had and awesome projects to be seen, so please check out the information HERE. If you're interested in participating as a Wicked Blogger, I suggest you sign up sooner rather than later and get a jump start on your projects. If you don't want to sign up, you can still hop along as a Horrifying Hopper or Sinister Lurker and win great prizes; that information is posted as well. We are also already taking sponsor sign ups, so if you know anyone who would be interested in having their site or company featured during the hop, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Okay, now on to today's Smudgefest Challenge. As one final hoopla, we are bringing you a great little surprise, in the form of a freebie!
Ready to Play? Here is our Day 7 challenge!
Today we are offering up a little freebie for everyone to enjoy. This is Mary, and your challenge today is to use her in your project. She is available for purchase in our Nursery Rhymes digi set, but today only you can pick her up here. Please DO NOT share this image with anyone, online, or on your blog! If you'd like to, you may provide a link to this post for anyone who may be interested in playing along. Can't wait to see what you all make with Mary....hope you enjoy!
*image no longer available
We have another $25 Smeared Ink credit up for grabs! Valid for use on any digis in our shop.
Remember, be sure to link up by midnight tonight to qualify for the daily (and grand) prize. Then check back tomorrow when we will be announcing our Day 7 prize winner and the grand prize winner. Have Fun and thanks for playing along with Smudgefest!
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Welcome to Day 6! So, how are you all feeling about the challenges? We're so happy to see that so many of you have hung around for the whole week so far, way to go! We know it takes a lot of effort to even participate once, and we appreciate all of the sharing of inspiration from all of you.
Ready to Play? Here is our Day 6 challenge!
What's a week long challenge extravaganza without a little mess? Nothing, I tell ya! So, here it is...your chance to let it all out and get MESSY!!!! Create something splattery, oozing, drippy, or gooey. If you're normally a neat stamper, step out of the box and get your splatter on!
Halloween Nation: Behind The Scenes of America's Fright Night
Paperback by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
"America's leading authority on Halloween presents interviews with spooky rock groups, amateur vampires, haunted house creators, champion pumpkin carvers, and more, all in the quest of explaining the nation's unique love affair with this holiday. The collection of essays and interviews explores the pop culture phenomenon that is Halloween, and why we celebrate it the way we do today."
Worth playing for? Let's see your best mess! Remember, be sure to link up by midnight tonight to qualify for the daily (and grand) prize. Then check back tomorrow for the final theme. Have Fun!
Friday, August 8, 2014
Woo hoo! For a while there I though most of you had abandoned us yesterday, however you pulled through and showcased some pretty amazing projects yesterday. Thanks for playing along and getting super creative with your potion ingredients! I am so glad we are using random.org to choose our winners, as it would be near impossible for us to choose a fave!
Our WINNER for Day 4 was chosen by random.org:
And the winner of the fabby heart mold is
with your address!
Thank you again to all of you for sharing your wonderful art with us, and we hope you will play in today's challenge. Don't forget to keep your eyes on the collection time - it closes at MIDNIGHT!
Woo Hoo!!!!! It's Friday, and not only is it the end of the work week (hopefully), it also brings us to the beginning of the end: Day 5. Three more Smudgefest Challenges folks. Only three days until we give out that fabulous Grand Prize! Are you excited? I know we are!
How are you all feeling today? Is the mojo flowing? We hope so because after today's challenge, you're sure to be flying!
Ready to Play? Here is our Day 5 challenge!
FLIGHT OF FANCY
Create a project that features wings. It can be anything your heart desires as long as it incorporates wings in some way, shape, or form.
A $25 credit for use in our digi shop.
Remember, be sure to link up by midnight tonight to qualify for the daily (and grand) prize. Then check back tomorrow for the new theme and winner announcement. Hope you have fun with this one!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Sorry for the delay in announcing folks, I've had a long day away from home. But, here is your winner's post for Day 3! Thanks so much for all of your entries. We had some super creative projects shared for Day 3 and they really showcased the featured photo!
Our WINNER for Day 3 was chosen by random.org:
And the winner is
with your rubber set choice!
We can't wait to see what you all are able to throw together for day 4...I think we may have scared some of you away with our bubbling cauldron, but don't fret you still have some time. Don't forget to keep your eyes on the collection time - it closes at MIDNIGHT!
Whew! We've made it to Day 4! How are you guys hanging in there? Just think, this is prep for 31 Days of Halloween, which will be coming sooner than we think. For those of you who don't know what 31 Days of Halloween is, be sure to check out all of the information that we will be posting on Sunday! If you like Smudgefest, you will LOVE 31 Days!!!
But, I digress.... welcome to Day 4 of Smudgefest! For all the details on the challenge rules and how it works, please visit the first post HERE. We can't tell you how awesome it has been seeing all of the projects for these challenges, and we really hope you will consider entering our current Smeared and Smudged Forum challenges. You can find them all HERE. OK, now on to today's Smudgefest challenge!
Ready to Play? Here is our Day 4 challenge!
TOIL AND TROUBLE
Take a look in our cauldron and see what we have bubbling! Choose at least three of our potion items or themes to use in your project today. Be sure to tell us which ones you used in your blog description!
Up for grabs today is this wicked heart jello mold from Fun Factory. Perfect to create a grotesque dessert, or freeze water for an anatomically correct punch.
Can't wait to see how all your toiling pays off! Remember, be sure to link up by midnight tonight to qualify for the daily (and grand) prize. Then check back tomorrow for the new theme. Have Fun!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
FOR OUR DAY 3 THEME PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO NEXT POST OR CLICK HERE!
What a terrifying Tuesday it was! Amazing entries from everyone, thank you for participating and giving us the willies! Without further ado, here is the winner for Day 2...
Our WINNER for Day 2 was chosen by random.org:
And the winner is
and give us your address to claim your pillow!
We look forward to seeing all of you participating again and can't wait to see what you come up with for Day 3! Don't forget to keep your eyes on the collection time - it closes at MIDNIGHT!
Welcome to Day 3 of Smudgefest! For all the details on the challenge and the rules, please scroll down and visit the first post or click HERE. We are so excited to see all the incredibly amazing entries so far! You all picked some pretty awesome images to terrify us with yesterday, and we can't wait to see what you do today! Hang in there- today's post brings us almost half way through (it goes by quickly, doesn't it?) the seven days of challenges.
Ready to Play? Here is our Day 3 challenge!
It's a photo challenge! Use this wicked-awesome photo as inspiration for your project today!
You can take any elements from the photo that you like, from colors to shapes, to subject matter or meaning. Be sure to explain what inspired you in your blog post, and don't forget the midnight deadline!
Remember to check back later for the winner post for Day 2, and we hope to see you tomorrow for the new theme. Have Fun!
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
FOR OUR DAY 2 THEME PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO NEXT POST OR CLICK HERE!
WOW! We had 12 outstanding entries on Day 1! Did you have fun getting messy with all those fantastic coloring mediums? Wonderful work everyone and we're so glad you all were able to play along. We LOVE seeing what you come up with and really hope you enjoy these challenges.
Our WINNER for Day 1 was chosen by random.org:
And the winner is
to claim your voucher!
We look forward to seeing all of you participating again and can't wait to see what you come up with for Day 2! Don't forget to keep your eyes on the collection time - it closes at MIDNIGHT!
Welcome to Day 2 of Smudgefest! For all the details on the challenge and rules, please scroll down and visit the first post. We are stoked to move on to today's challenge and see what you can muster up, and hope you are as well.
Ready to Play? Here is our Day 2 challenge!
Create a project that showcases your favorite scary image. Go ahead, pull out all the stops and give us the willies! Remember if you choose to use a Smeared Ink image in each of your daily projects, you will be entered for the Grand Prize drawing at the end of the week. Here are a few of our absolute fave SCARY SI images:
"Devil Boy" from our Creepers set
"Profile Head" from our Gross Anatomy set
"American Gothic" from our Zombie Classics set
And of course our whole "As Death" set
Feel free to share your favorite scary Smeared Ink image in the comments below.
Black Sugar Skull Linen Cushion Cover
This cover fits any 18" square pillow that you want, giving you instant awesomeness!
(Does not include pillow)
Worth playing for? Then Ready, Go! Scare us silly! Remember, be sure to link up by midnight tonight to qualify for the daily (and grand) prize. Then check back later for Monday's winner, and tomorrow for the new theme. Have Fun!
Monday, August 4, 2014
Smudgefest Begins Today!
We at Smeared Ink are so excited to be hosting our fourth annual week-long challenge extravaganza called SmudgeFest! Each morning from now until Sunday we will post a different challenge theme. Participants will have until midnight to post their project for that day's challenge. The daily winner will be drawn by random number and announced the next morning, and a new challenge theme will be posted as well. Daily prizes will vary, and the only way to know what they are is to join us each day.
The fun thing about it is, at the end of the seven days we will be drawing for an awesome grand prize! In order to qualify, participants must have posted entries in all seven challenges and must have used at least one Smeared Ink stamp (rubber or digi) on each creation. The grand prize will consist of a $200 Smeared Ink SHOPPING SPREE valid for anything in our online digi shop! (Grand Prize amount not valid on Rubber Club orders or Past Offerings) We look forward to this week long fun fest, and we hope you can play along!!!
Here are the rules:
*To participate, you must make a project that fits the theme and add it to that day's post using the Inlinkz linky tool. It must be linked by midnight of the same day. Your link must go straight to the post on your blog containing your project, not your blog home page.
*Your project can be anything (card, scrapbook page, altered or 3-d item, etc) as long as it is handmade and stamped somewhere with either a rubber or digital stamp. All digital projects are allowed if it fits the theme. Feel free to think outside the box and have fun with your project! We are all about looking at things differently and look forward to the variety of projects we are sure to see.
*You must use AT LEAST 1 Smeared Ink image on your project to qualify for the grand prize drawing. You are allowed to use anything else that you like. If you just want to play along and aren't worried about qualifying for the grand prize, you do not have to include a Smeared Ink image.
*The daily winner will be chosen by random number and revealed later the next day in a separate post (not the daily theme post).
*At the end of the week, all participants who submitted entries for all seven days and used a Smeared Ink image on all their entries will be entered for the Grand Prize Drawing of a $200 shopping spree from Smeared Ink. The winner will be chosen by random number and announced on Monday, August 11th.
So, are you ready to play? Welcome to Day 1 of SmudgeFest!!
MIXED MEDIA MONDAY
Create a project that showcases three different types of coloring mediums. You can choose any three things that you like to color with, but here are just a few examples.
You can even use unconventional coloring mediums, such as dyes, food, makeup, nail polish...whatever your brain can think of! Just be sure to choose three different types and let us know what they are in your blog post.
$10 Voucher valid for use in our digi shop.
We hope you have fun with this one, and we can't wait to see what your minds come up with! Remember, be sure to link up by midnight tonight to qualify for the daily (and grand) prize. Then check back tomorrow for the new theme.
Mixed Media Monday- Add Your Entries Here