Monday, October 15, 2012

Smudgy Antics & HDH Macabre Monday, DICC & Simon Says Stamp

Happy Monday friends.  Today would have been my little buddy Meg's 16th birthday.  It SHOULD have been.  Cancer sucks.  So bad.
Anyway - I have to tell you a little story - you know about my tattoo (click here to see/read story) that I got a couple of weeks ago:

The bumblebee was for Meg.  Well, the following weekend Jeremy and I were sitting on the porch when a huge bumblebee came flying in and buzzed all around me.  I started laughing and asked Jeremy if he'd ever seen a bumblebee yet since we moved here 5 months ago and he said no.  Neither had I.  It flew around me again and then it buzzed away.  I just knew it was Meg.  Happy sweet 16th, little bumblebee.  xoxo
I'm guest designing this month for Smeared & Smudged, which is a lot of fun.  Here is my creation for this week's:


I used a coffin template and created it myself - I was so proud.  hee hee  I used Silver Foil Smooch Spritz to color my white cardstock after printing the template on it.  I then folded up the coffin and swiped my red ink pad across the top.  I attached the colored Flower King - Vertical Border image from Smeared Ink with foam dimensional dots.  I used a piece of ribbon along the side and created an appropriate phrase out of some word stickers I had in my stash.  I love how this came out!

We also have a new itinerary challenge for you over at:

Desert Islands Crafts

Our itinerary was created by last week's winner Katie Tate, and she chose a list of "P" items:

1. Paper Piecing 
2. Pop Something Up
3. Scrapbook page instead of card
4. CASE something from Pinterest
5. Party 
6. Punches
7. Pink
8. Pearls
9. Purple
Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Stamps and here are my takes on our itinerary - check out the DICC blog for more:

I am entering this next one into the:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Dies and/or Punches
I used my rolled rose die and a piece of felt, I FINALLY got this damn thing to come out right.  LOL  I could not get it to work with paper and I was getting so frustrated, I almost threw it away.  But I decided to try a piece of felt, and I might let the rolled rose die live after all.  :)

Check out the DICC blog here to see the rest of the DT's creations and to play along with our fun itinerary challenge.  Peace.


  1. Awesome coffin Jenn. I love the finish you put on there and is so suits the flower skulls. Amazing piece :-) xxxxx

  2. Why do ya wanna make me cry so early in the morning?! Buzz buzz, Meg. So sad and sweet at the same time.
    Fabulous projects, Jenn! LOVE that coffin!
    Also, I saw your tutorials on TGF newsletter this morning! Congrats!

  3. The coffin is gorgeous. I love all the skulls and coloring.

    The other two cards are adorable. I particularly like the gingham panties and pearl embellishments on the first image. The second images is just so cute and love the colors you chose.

    Love that Halloween party invitation. All the patterns and the hat on the skull - wonderful.

  4. Three brilliant projects. Love the story behind your tattoo, makes it mean so much more when you read the explanation to it. Love the chemo angels too, wonderful idea. hugs Andrea xxx

  5. All of your creations are fabulous!! Great work!!

    And my heart breaks for Meg and her family! So sad! May she rest in peace!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  6. Oh Jenn - so sad about your friend!! What an amazing coffin creation you have made - it's really effective and I love the sentiment!! Love your DICC cards too - such fun!!

  7. Beautiful projects. Yes, the story of the bumblebee moved me to tears too and the lovely coffin is so fabulous. Adorable other projects as well. xxD

  8. So sorry and sad for the losses. I love the coffin, I have a real soft spot for dotd skulls. beautiful piece, great tat as well x

  9. Fabulous coffin Jenn!! I'm sure your bumble bee will bee back xx

  10. Thanks for sharing this with us at Haunted Design House as well xxx