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Drunken Stampers #27 ~ Frosty Drinks

Wahooo!! Not only is it the middle of the summer but would you believe it’s been six months? It’s been six months of Drunken Stamping challenges! So while you’re toasting with a frosty drink glass use it on your challenge card this week to celebrate with us!

Peggy

Tracy

Linda

Click on the Mr. Linky Box below and add your blog link, gallery link, etc. (for more info on how to participate please click How do I participate? tab) Please add the link directly to your project. You have until Friday, August 6th at 11:59 PST to post your link. It’s not a race or anything, you are more than welcome to play anytime.

Then be sure to check out what everyone else has done and spread the love by leaving a comment for them! (‘cuz we all love comments )

We can’t wait to see all of your wonderful cards and projects!

Love,

Drunken Stampers #26 ~ Christmas in July!

Thanks to everyone who played along with last weeks sketch challenge, you all had wonderful cards!  🙂

This week we are celebrating christmas in July, so our challenge for you this week is to make a christmas card.  I know I love making them all year long, then come December and I am ready to send them all out!

Linda

Peggy

Tracy

Click on the Mr. Linky Box below and add your blog link, gallery link, etc. (for more info on how to participate please click How do I participate? tab) Please add the link directly to your project. You have until Friday, July 30th at 11:59 PST to post your link. It’s not a race or anything, you are more than welcome to play anytime.

Then be sure to check out what everyone else has done and spread the love by leaving a comment for them! (‘cuz we all love comments )

We can’t wait to see all of your wonderful cards and projects!

Hugs!

Drunken Stampers #25 ~ Sketch Challenge

This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge by Peggy! She always has such fabulous layouts which she sketches up beforehand!

Feel free to rotate the sketch, resize it to your card but please make sure that the basic elements are still intact for this challenge.

Sketch

Tracy

Linda

Peggy

Click on the Mr. Linky Box below and add your blog link, gallery link, etc. (for more info on how to participate please click How do I participate? tab) Please add the link directly to your project. You have until Friday, July 23rd at 11:59 PST to post your link. It’s not a race or anything, you are more than welcome to play anytime, Mr. Linky just moves on to the next challenge.

*Now if Mr. Linky is being temperamental and you’re having trouble with him just leave a link to your card in the comments so that we can find you and leave some love*

Then be sure to check out what everyone else has done and spread the love by leaving a comment for them! (‘cuz we all love comments )

We can’t wait to see all of your wonderful cards and projects! Thanks for dropping in and have a great weekend!

Love,

Drunken Stampers #24 ~ Water

Wow you all have amazed us this week with so many lovely summer/vacation themed cards!  Thank you!

Our challenge this week is water!  You can watercolour, have an image of water or spritz water all over your card, as long as water is represented in some way on your creation.

Linda

Peggy

Tracy

Click on the Mr. Linky Box below and add your blog link, gallery link, etc. (for more info on how to participate please click How do I participate? tab) Please add the link directly to your project. You have until Friday, July 16th at 11:59 PST to post your link. It’s not a race or anything, you are more than welcome to play anytime, Mr. Linky just moves on to the next challenge.

*Mr. Linky seems to be giving some people a rough time and not playing fair this week!  If you have trouble with him just leave a link to your card in the comments so that we can find you and leave some love*

Then be sure to check out what everyone else has done and spread the love by leaving a comment for them! (‘cuz we all love comments )

We can’t wait to see all of your wonderful cards and projects!

Hugs!

Get to know a Designated Designer ~ Tracy!

 We are thrilled to have Tracy joing the Drunken Stamper family this week!  We first noticed her when she started blogging to play along with our very first challenge and have been amazed by her work every week and I’m sure that things will not change now that she is an official Drunken Stamper!

Let’s get to know Tracy a little bit better!

1. What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Guinness! In a lovely stemmed glass complete with my homemade Aztec sun stem charm! Prost!
2. What or who inspires you creatively?

Color is a big draw for me: I adore pink, but all colors find their way occasionally on and off and on again my favorites list.
    Fellow bloggers also are an amazing inspiration. I’ve been led to more adventurous designs and learned new techniques: For instance, this blog (Drunken Stampers) and Linda at Studio L3 have literally and figuratively challenged me to use mediums I might not have tried on my own.
3. How would you describe your style?

I have no idea — and my art frequently suffers from this fact. To illustrate my confusion, here’s a list of the items on a single shelf in my craft room: A Yankee Candle set in a Longaberger basket, surrounded by a Rubik’s cube, a Lego dragon, a Chevron car, a remote control bug, antique ViewMaster, wind up toys from kids’ meals, a few shells, several rocks, a couple of Christmas ornaments, an enormous hex bolt, jars of glitter, vintage label art in small frames, a chunk of wood from an Aspen tree trunk and a hand-painted wooden box from a special-edition bottle of tequila.
    Yeah, you know, my style is pretty much whatever makes me say, “Ouuu, neat!”

4. What are your top 5 stamping must haves that you could not live without?

ONLY FIVE? OK .. I’ll try to choose only five …
    A heat gun: I lack any level of measurable patience, so waiting for something to dry is out of the question (plus, see embossing below).
    Acrylic paint: It’s cheap, painless to clean, comes in hundreds of colors and can be used for a variety of projects.
    Mounted AND unmounted stamps: It’s brilliant to be able to collect sets of acrylic sentiments or shapes that aren’t going to be used every day, but have occasional uses. Meanwhile I still adore the mounted stamps, especially for use as grab-and-go envelope “seals,” package art and embellishment on card interiors.

    Sharp things: X-acto knives and paper cutters, scissors, punches, piercers, scorers, perforaters … you can never own enough paper-damaging tools.
    Embossing tools: Shiny, glittery embossing developed with finger-burning heat or subtle, textured embossing from a paper press … such a gift of living in our century … ‘cuz it’s like grandpa used to say, “I remember them days when the young’uns only had wet paper, rocks and the ol’ sun for embossing.”

Drunken Stampers #23 ~ Summer/Vacation

***Mr. Linky seems to be coming and going all on his own right now.  If you leave a link to your cards in the comments we will be able to come and check them out!***

We were dazzled by everyone’s Twilight inspired creations last week!  Thank you to everyone who played along with us!

We have some exciting news this week, we have a new Designated stamper joining us!  Please give a warm welcome Tracy aka cuddlybunny to the Drunken Stamper family!  We are thrilled to have her join us!  🙂

This week our challenge is summer/vacation themed!  Create a summery (I know it’s not a real word!) or vacation themed project and come back and share with everyone!

Tracy

Linda

Spike

MIA this week, too much Twilight perhaps?

Peg

Click on the Mr. Linky Box below and add your blog link, gallery link, etc. (for more info on how to participate please click How do I participate? tab) Please add the link directly to your project. You have until Friday, July 9th at 11:59 PST to post your link. It’s not a race or anything, you are more than welcome to play anytime, Mr. Linky just moves on to the next challenge.

Then be sure to check out what everyone else has done and spread the love by leaving a comment for them! (‘cuz we all love comments )

We can’t wait to see all of your wonderful cards and projects!

Hugs!