Saturday, March 31, 2012

Smudgy Antics Weekly Challenge "Touch Me"

Howdy Howdy Howdy... I want to get this post up. I am totally pushin the gun here as I have I think about 2 hours left to submit my piece for the challenge.
This weeks Challenge is "Touch Me"
Lay on the stuff. All about texture embossing powders, embossing folders, gesso spackling compound, whatever you can.
You should totally go there and check out the design teams pieces for this week.
One of my favorites. Really some awesome submission's this week.
Ok on to mine.
I did another journal spread. I finally got myself a watercolor paper journal and made up a bunch of ink sprays with reinkers I have had laying around for a while. The first pic is with the flash on the camera 2nd is without. Which one do you guys think is the best? I always have a hard time with that.I've been doing alot of art journaling these last couple of weeks.

 One of my favorite techniques to do right now.
 I love doing it.
Here's some pics of what I did last night. I have tons of compound spackling black gesso, white gesso, spray inks. The heart digi with wings is from smeared ink. I used a few different crafter's workshop stencils on this spread. I ordered a couple of dylusion's stencils,inks and stamps and cant wait to get them to play with. Her ink looks like alot of fun. Black gesso ended up being alittle run y for some reason. kinda ran out around the stencil. Or then again it could have just been me of course.. I'm sorry I cant remember where I got the lady digi. So hopefullly it's not a copyrighted image. I'm always afraid of that. If it is and you see it please forgive me and let me know if you want me to credit you totally for such an awesome image. I should rather be safe than sorry later and just not use images I cant remember where it came from. I've been keeping pretty good track of the digi's I acquire now. I keep them all in their own folder so this never happens again.
Have a good sunday everyone. I'm totally spending the day in my craft room. I claim sunday's for that I was getting too behind on some inky trashy fun.. Goodnight all

                                                            Left Side
                                                           Right hand side
 Ok I also want to show you this awesome piece of art. I rented an apartment to this yound kid and his girlfriend. He is a graffiti artist. He brought this over to me last night. Isnt this awesome. I love work like this. I'm gonna ask him to do my name in this way. I've always loved looking at train cars going by with this stuff on it. fascinating to me. I think he's awesome. In the big blue letters he did a crackly effect. 2nd pic show's a closer shot if it. Cant wait to see more of his work.

I want to enter my journal spread up above this into the weekly challenge at smudgy antics. Click here to see the other's awesome work. Good luck to everyone. awesome work...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Card for Simon Says Stamp Challenge "Anything Goes" and 2 other great challenge blog's

Hello all. I am posting this to link up a Spring card that I made. I would like to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge "Anything Goes" and That craft Place challenge and Party Time Tuesday's challenge all challenge's are "Anything Goes" I want to make sure that I am following all the rules of the challenge's. I am always worried about the different rules that different sites have.
I just recently started entering challenge's and I think its a blast.
Seeing all the project's that people make and learning new techniques. I just love stalking around all the blog's. It's great fun for me.
Lately I havent been able to make alot of cards and had to put my foot down and make sunday my day to craft as long as I want. I'm off that day so why not, right?
This is a bright yellow card. It's that pyramage style card.
EWww I hope I spelled that right. Sorry if not.
I got turned on to this style of cards last year and have made a couple since then.
This one is all about spring.
Hope you like it.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge's if I am permitted:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog :Simon Says,,,,,,,,,,Anything Goes!! :-) @

That Craft Place Challenge Blog  Which is relaunching.. Anything Goes @

Party Time Tuesday's Challenge "Anything Goes" @

Good luck to everyone entering and have a safe and peaceful spring...

My crafty walk-in closet

Hello everyone. Well I'm posting this
 link on behalf of all the crafter's over @ Smeared and Smudged.
Someone had started a discussion on how to organize stuff in your craft space and lots of others posted pics of their rooms.
I'm not much of a girly girl so I really have no need for a walk-in closet.
So I turned it into my crafty space. It actually is a pretty good size. It suits me fine.
It is crammed plum full I tell ya that for sure. I love looking at pics of peoples craft spaces. I just love to see where people create all their awesome pieces. Will you show me your room? Mess and all this is it. Have fun looking. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my dump. hahhah

                                                     View looking in from rest of house. Yea I know it's crammed full. I'm a craft pack rat. Well you know I will use it someday. hahahah
Hubby built this for my workspace and shelves for wood stamps n other goodies.
                                                      Another thingy hubby built for paints inks and all the good mags. I have a hard time throwing magazines away...
                                            This is how I store my unmounted stamps.
                                          3rd drawer down from woodmounted stamps. clearstamps on right and stampin up and H2o's and foam stamps stored here.
                                         I just love these lil kinds of diddy box storage things. full of who knows what.
                                                Totally a contraption I put together that consists of milk crate on top right a 3 tired shelf thing I got out of the trash and its sitting on an end table. Yes I dig in the trash sometime's. I live in the historical district and you wouldnt believe some of the stuff these people throw away. I love it. One man's trash is another woman's gold mine. hahhaha. all my paper and magazines and  unmounted stamps here and jewelry making supplies on the bottom.
                                                      another old looking thing I got out of the trash that holds my 6x6 paper pads perfectly. I just love this old thing. Its so cool looking. great find. and of course ya have to have a wood saw hanging on the wall. never know when you will need it.

                                                    shoe hanging thing I keep my embellishments in
                                                        This is another closet hanging cheap plastic thing I use for punches and the pic under is another one I think its actually for jewelry and stuff but my ribbons and stuff fit perfectly in it. plus some other stuff too..

                                                            View of the extra storage space inside the walk in closet. Yes it's always like that.fabric and stuff on top. sewing tools in bins on wheels under sewing machine. When it comes time for sewing I roll that whole thing into the living room on my old antique sewing desk thing. Yep got it out of the trash. Its awesome. It's one of those kind that you used to lift the sewing machine up through the middle and another flap comes out to make it wider.
                                           and this lovely pair. she totally reached over to grab his hand (Paw) when I started snapping pics. It was awesome. they are an oinry pair.
                                            Ooops forgot I uploaded this one. This is the whole view of the table thing hubby made me. When I'm crafting I stand on the far right hand side of this and go at whatever I'm doing. He really out did himself on this table storage thing. He's awesome and very handy. I give him an idea of what I want or I show him a pic and he comes up with just these awesome pieces. He's awesome...
Well I know I took alot of pics but I felt like I had to just to get it all in cause its such a small kinda weird room. But I totally love it.

Friday, March 16, 2012

A new Digi and Challenge Blog I followed from "Ouoth the Raven" having an awesome giveaway

The talented  Andrea at Smudger Challenge is having and awesome giveaway and all you have to do to win is become a follower, enter a post about it or put it on your sidebar and leave a comment with a link to your blog.

Isnt that awesome? I hope to be able to do something like that someday.
While your there check out her digi's.
Her info is on the right hand side of this post.
Go now and check her out

Thursday, March 15, 2012

March "Smeared and Smudged" Member Blog Hop!

Hello everyone. I would like to welcome you to March Blog Hop for the o 1 and only "Smeared and Smudged" Forum.
The theme was "Mixed Media". I have for you an altered  item in which also I would like to enter into the weekly challenge at " Theme there this week being "Alter Something" You can get there by clicking here:
I have used many various mediums on this piece of wood left over from an outside summer project.
Frida is one of my all time favorite painter's. The bigger image on the piece is one of my favorite's of her's as it portrays alot about her inner being and frame of mind as alot of her life she was in pain and had to be in a laying down position. I couldnt image what that would feel like.
Hope you guys Like this piece. I have uploaded a couple picture's for you to see.
I would also like to share with you a pair of earring's that I made yesterday as well. I took a lil ceramic miniature doll that had been laying around here for a while and took her arms off wrapped them with red wire and put an earring hook on them and wore them all day today. Everyone that saw them loved them. I used brown paint on the arm's before I wrapped them in wire. put it all over and then wiped it off leaving it just in the crack's.
Hope you guys like. I think this also qualifies for an entry into the weekly challenge at Theme "Alter Something"
Your next stop on this Blog Hop today is onto another awesome crafter's blog. Madeleine's blog by clicking here:
you can go straight there.
Hope you have a great time hopping around checking out the awesome art work.
Thank's for checking out my entry.

I would like to enter these project's into: Smudgy Antic's weekly challenge"ALTER SOMETHING"

Make it Monday Challenge # 80 @

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge...."Anything Goes" @

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Harley Davidson Tag using Kenny K Digi & Smeared Ink Rubber Stamp

Hello again.. woooo hoooo 2 post's in the same day.
I might just post another one too.
I have been doing alot of crafting lately and wanted to use some of them for various challenge's.
Instead of cramming everything onto one post I prefer doing each challenge on it's own post.
Easier for me to keep track of and I usually talk so much that I would probably lose everyone's interest.
I want to enter this tag into 3 different challenge's.
I have never entered a challenge at Simon Says Stamps. There are always so many entries there I've always felt I wouldnt have a chance in the world of winning there. Well I have since then changed my mind. I have just as good a chance as anyone else. There are ton's of entries this week too. Last I looked they were in the 1000's. Wow Weeee that's alot of crafting going on. I love it.
Well anyway here is the tag  I would like to enter into the challenge's.

Goodie's I used to make this tag was:
Perfect Pearls Mist---Grape Fizzz------Lindy's Stamp Gang's MoonShadow spray in "Bucket O Blood Red"----Lindy's stamp gang "Magical Mica's in "Black Orchid Silver"---Homemade perfect pearls spray in Blue Patina"---2003 Stampin up Daisy flower stamp---Copic Marker's---Stickles---Raindrops lil light pinkish clear colored flower thingy's---Kenny K digi of "Devilish Donna" and a "Smeared Ink Rubber Stamp from "Quoth the Raven set" The Wing's"--Grungeboard scroll doohickey--Black Prima flower--Harley sticker from Big Lots and some ribbon from my stash--corrugated cardboard I also sprayed with colored stuff. ahahah...Wow I didnt realize I had used that many thing's on this card during the process.
I knew it took me longer than usual. Guess that must be why...
Thanks to anyone that takes the time to check this tag out and Good Luck to everyone else that is also entering these challenge's.

2nd entry into "Smudgy Antic's" Anything Goes"

"Simon Says Stamp" Anything Goes" Very first time ever entering a challenge at their site.

"Kenny K"s Kraftygirlz" Bloom and Grow Challenge

My entry into "Smudgy Antic's" weekly challenge..."Anything Goes"

Hello everyone looking.
Totally been forever since I have posted anything. Actually been a while since I have done alot of crafting.
I think I am getting my mojo back. I have quite a few projects that I am going to be posting today that I made end of last week and over the weekend.
This weeks theme over at "Smudgy Antic's" is "Anything Goes" in anticipation to get more people to join in on the weekly challenges. You can get there by clicking this link
That is if I did it right. hahah I'm still learning all this posting, linking,blogging and frogging stuff.
Anyway back to the point at hand. You can scroll through all this mumbo jumbo if you like. Pic is at the end. Should the project picture be first? What do you think?
Over at "Smeared and Smudged" they are having this "Mixed Media University" thing where you can learn new crafting techniques through pictures and or video tutorial's from Terra the master of the group I do believe. Class 3 was this awesome technique using toilet paper to make toilet paper form embellishments and such. I used a clock face stamp to make my form . You can go check out the video tutorial here
Definitely worth your while.
I got myself a watercolor journal book FINALLY.
I used my toilet paper form on the very first page of my new art journal along with ton's of other stamps from Smeared Ink..
Stamps of their's I used are
" Deflated Heart from their Inner Working's digi set.---"Blessed Be" sentiment digi---"Cracked Heart" from their Heart Wing's set---"Lonely Boy" from the rubber stamp set---also used the leggy spider from the lonely boy stamp set---Spider web from lonely boy rubber stamp set---And all the words from "The Elemental's" rubber stamp set Fire,Water,Earth,Air and Goddess.
Other stuff used was some homemade perfect pearls spray's, distress ink's and some MoonShadow spray from Lindy's stamp gang color Bucket O Blood, paw print sticker's  a couple rubon flowers andteh word Art that I cut off of a packaging,  some stencils from Crafter's workshop that I bought from this great lil store called "Collage stuff" She has great stuff great prices and the fastest shipping service I've ever seen. You should go check her out at
Guess that is about it. Hope I didnt bore you too much. I'm trying to cut the description down. I used to put down stuff I used and how I used them so it is alittle shorter.
I'm learning I'm learning.
So this is my entry into "Smudgy Antic's weekly challenge