Thursday, November 15, 2012


Welcome to Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop!

I have something delightful for you, that I altered.

Meet the Newly Weds, Mr. and Mrs. Kline: I altered a "RAT" trap and a little

"mouse" Trap to show you just how the bride gets the traps her men once she

needs a "new heart". What a way to go!

Notice on the small trap I stamped a hand on it; This is a requirement and added to

the challenge. Now you can tell all your friends how to "ALTER a RAT TRAP!" and you saw it first

at the S&S Member Hop.

P.S. Look at the bride she is pretty roughed up; Guess her last hubby put up a fight. He was rather


Art as I see it by, Jean

Smeared and Smudge Member Hop...Alter something!

Blog Roll:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Twisted Creepmas

Rubber stamp used: spider web by studio g. This is my card for the "TWISTED" Challenge. The Mermaid was altered and color changes made to fit her in to this twisted challenge. Enjoy, Jean Smeared and Smudged Twisted Challenge. Art by Jean

Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop

It's that time again! Time for the Smeared and Smudged member blog hop. Our hop will be on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, so that gives you until November 13th to sign up. The blog roll will then be posted on the 14th for everyone to add to their post. The theme is ALTER SOMETHING! No cards have to alter an object. Use your imaginations, it can be a can, box, coaster, book, creepmas ornament, etc. Also, don't forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine) – we love when you use Smeared Ink stamps, but it is NOT a requirement to participate. If you want to participate, and we really hope that you do, leave a comment here with your blog address by NOVEMBER 13th!!! Then make your project and post it to your blog, along with the blog roll, by 9am (PST) on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th. If you can't participate this time around, no worries, we hope you will hop along with us to see the wonderful projects.

Monday, November 12, 2012

I survived Halloween 2012 31 days of Halloween

I survived S&S 31 days of Halloween.

Merry Creepmas Beauitful Mind Award

Beauitful Minds Rock n' Roll!!

Edgar Allan Poe


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients:1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Line or grease 12 muffin cups.
2. Combine flours, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
3. In a separate bowl whisk together vanilla, sugar, egg, puree, milk, and vegetable oil until smooth.
pour into flour mixture and stir until batter is just blended.
4. Fold in chocolate chips.
5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 18 minutes in a preheated oven.
Allow to cool for ten minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.


What is Creepmas


CREEPMAS is a good-natured push back at Retail America for trying to force Christmas down our
 throats as early as July. Something has gone seriously wrong with how holidays are marketed to us
 in the last 5 years. When you go to a major retail store in mid-October only to find they've gotten rid
of all their Halloween merchandise in favor of snowmen & Santas, well, it's time to take action!

Something as utterly ridiculous as Christmas trees in August deserves an equally ridiculous response!

CREEPMAS is for those Halloween lovers and Monster Kids who want to say "enough is enough" -
 if they're going to put their Christmas into our Halloween, then let's put our Halloween into their
Christmas! Tim Burton showed us that it can be done with marvelous results, and we're definitely
following his lead.

The 13 Days of Creepmas is an online Celebration of Spookiness from December 1 - 13. The idea is
to bring a macabre twist to Christmas and the holidays. Get creative and post it on your blog - share
your twisted yule visions with the world!

**Now bear in mind - this is for FUN. We're not out to ruin other peoples' holidays and
sabotage/vandalism are NOT what we're promoting. Leave the neighbors' nativity scene alone. The
13 Days of Creepmas is about how you decorate yourself, your home and/or your life to let the world
 know that you are a CREEP! Wear it loud, wear it proud!

And Thanksgiving? Sorry, you turkey - you're on your own.

Chocolate Pumpkin Chip Cookies

1 cup Non-Hydrogenated Vegetable Shortening
1 cup Sugar
1 can Pumpkin Puree
1/4 cup Applesauce
2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Spice
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Non-Dairy Chocolate Chips


Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease two cookie sheets.

With an electric mixer, mix shortening, sugar, pumpkin, and applesauce until well combined. Fold in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and salt with a spoon and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.