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Life of the Party Winner – Challenge 115 – Miss Congeniality

Happy Tuesday greetings from the Drunken Stampers! Hope everyone is having a great week so far!!

We’re back today to say THANKS to everyone who played along with us for challenge 115 – Miss Congeniality and to announce this week’s Life of  the Party Winner!!

Please join us in congratulating Tammy, Life of the Party Winner for the Miss Congeniality challenge.  Here’s a link to Tammy’s blog so you can check out her super cute Miss Congeniality inspired princess card:

http://somewhereunderthesune.blogspot.ca/2013/02/the-ribbon-reel-47-celebrate-your-day.html

Thanks for playing along with us this week Tammy, and while we wish we could be placing a tiara on your head for this win…we do have the coveted Drunken Stampers Life of the Party badge at the top of this post for you to add to your blog so everyone knows you’re the Life of the Party!!

Just a reminder, Challenge 116 -The Avengers is underway…you have until Friday March 1st to post your card through the inlinkz tool for that challenge…maybe YOU will be our next Life of the Party!!!

Drunken Stampers Challenge 116 – The Avengers

For this term, our challenges will be focused around movies and it will be an EITHER-OR-BOTH type of challenge. You can EITHER use the movie in the title as inspiration OR use the suggested theme or item. You may want to even kick it up a notch and use BOTH! We can’t wait to see your creativity with these challenges!

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Use the movie The Avengers as inspiration OR use “Superheroes” as a theme for Drunken Stampers Challenge #116.

Here’s some inspiration from the Bahama Mamas:

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SUZANNE

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SANDRA

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LYNNE

super+girl

JEN

superhero

RACHAEL

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KELLIJO

avengers+closed

DONNA

To play in this weeks challenge all you need to do is when you are finished your card or project, click on the InLinkz link below (it will open a separate window) and add your blog link, gallery link, etc. (for more info on how to participate please click the FAQ tab at the top)

Please add the link DIRECTLY to your project blog post (any generic blog links will be deleted from the list) then please leave us a comment to let us know. (if InLinkz isn’t working or just misbehavin’ please leave a comment with the link to your card) You have until Friday March 1st at 11:59pm PST to post your link.


Thanks for visiting us this week!

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Day 4 ~ Up close and personal with a couple Drunken Stampers Designated Designers

*** If you’re looking for our current challenge #115 – Miss Congeniality, please click here ***

Welcome to our last segment of getting to know our new Drunken Stampers Designated Designers! Our first designer today was one of the last ones to arrive in the lounge and before she could put her bags down, she was more than willing to dive right in!

Lynne ~ Bahama Mamas Team

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Lynne’s Blog

http://www.scrapbooklynne.blogspot.ca/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Before 10:00am – COFFEE;
Between 10:00am and 5:00pm – WATER;
But anytime AFTER 5:00pm – RED WINE (grin) There have to be SOME perks to being retired!

What or who inspires you creatively?

Sometimes I think my brain is just one big tangled ball of creative wires connected to many, many CREATIVITY lights and I never know what’s going to LIGHT ME UP! Because EVERYTHING inspires me, it could be something I see – photos, layouts or even colors; something I hear someone say or even lyrics to a song; something I’m eating (I’m ALWAYS eating..grin) or even something tactile – like bare feet in the grass or my grandson’s cheek. Sometimes I have so many ideas pouring into my brain at once that I have to talk myself down! (grin) So if you ever run into a short, slightly disheveled, grandmotherly type person in your local craft store who is talking to AND answering herself Give her a HUG… it’s probably me!
But on a more serious note….

How would you describe your style?

ECLECTIC! Everything I do seems so different from the last thing that I did that I don’t think that I HAVE a discernable style.  But if I had to pick a common theme in my creations it would be that you can usually find bright colors, simple designs and lots of sparkle.  I am always trying to show the world how I SEE something and I’m always trying to capture a moment or a feeling and then pass it along to you so you can experience the joy and humour that I see in everyday things EVERY DAY! And also, I really like to “switch it up” and use ordinary, common supplies in new and different ways. My girlfriends call me the “IDEA GIRL” and if I have no boundaries you never know what I just might create! (grin)

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

in Fifth Place: Tsuniko Liquid Chalk ink in Chocolate Brown
in Fourth Place: Foam Pop Dots
in Third Place: Close to My Heart Liquid Glass
in SECOND Place: My Copic Markers
and my #1 Cannot live without:  Rangers STICKLES! (Glitter Glue for Adults!)

And what is your fave project?

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You have NO IDEA how HARD it was for me to pick just ONE favorite project because all my stuff is so very different each from the other and I love them ALL for different reasons (it kinda sounds like I am talking about my CHILDREN!) But since I HAD to pick ONE I chose this card that I made at Christmas using Susan K. Weckesser’s “Homegrown Love” stamp set (which I ADORE!) because it has a little bit of all the things I like to use all on one card. I really do love EVERYTHING about this card; the brightly colored stamped images colored with my Copic markers and the simple basic layout, lots of fussy cutting and EVERYTHING popped to give the scene dimension, and just enough sparkle to make the scene interesting. The faux hand stitching and roughened paper edges give the card a slightly rustic but still homey feel, and every time I look at this card I can feel the sun on my face through the frosty window as I look out onto a cold, crisp, sunny winter’s day scene.

 

Christine aka Chris ~ Midnight Margaritas Team

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I think the moment this next designer arrived in the lounge she’s been behind the bar serving up a storm. In between juggling bottles, telling jokes and making a card or two, I caught up with her and asked those “Inquiry Minds wanna know” questions!

Chris’ Blog

http://chrispyscreations.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

That depends on what time of day it is when I’m stamping. Before 5 pm, it’s Diet Pepsi. After 5 pm, it’s a glass of wine!

What or who inspires you creatively?

I find inspiration everywhere! In magazines, TV Commercials, Facebook, sketch and color challenge blogs, looking out my window, walking my dog. All you have to do is open your eyes and BAM! There it is!

How would you describe your style?

I’m not sure I have a style yet, but if hard pressed, I’d say I’m more of a clean and simple card maker. (But don’t be surprised if occasionally I pile on the embellies! I do love my bling!)

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

Paper – both card stock and patterned, my Grand Calibur, rhinestones, bakers twine, and my markers!

And what is your fave project?

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Currently it is this heartbeat card I made. It is so CAS and graphic! I adore these stamps and couldn’t wait to ink them up!

Thank again for joining us on our getting to know YOUR new Drunken Stampers Designers! (stay tuned…there just may be a…let’s find out more about our seasoned Drunken Stampers Designers!) Please visit Lynne’s and Chris’ blogs to find out more about them and their work. We’ll see you Saturday on challenge day! There is still time to play in Challenge #115 – Miss Congeniality, come play! 🙂

Day 3 ~ Up close and personal with a couple Drunken Stampers Designated Designers

*** If you’re looking for our current challenge #115 – Miss Congeniality, please click here ***

Welcome back to Day 3 of Getting Up Close and Personal with our newest Drunken Stampers Designated Designers! Today we start off with Rachael!

Rachael ~ Bahama Mamas Team

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Rachael’s Blog

http://rachaelshandmadedesigns.blogspot.ca/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Jack and Coke.

What or who inspires you creatively?

Pin ups and motorcycles.

How would you describe your style?

Vintage and grunge.

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

Ink, stamps, my copic sketch markers, a nice quality paper and a patterned scrapbooking paper.

And what is your fave project?

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I created this project for a Design Team Sketch Challenge. I love it for a number of reasons: I love the color palette, the images used, the sketch and the texture I was able to create on the wings with my copic markers. (It was the first time I got to use my Copic techniques after taking my certification!) I also adore the harlequin patterned paper. I love anything vintage or rockabilly and I this card epitomizes the style and feeling that I hope to evoke with my handmade cards.

Now this next designer was voted Drunken Stampers Life of the Party for Challenge #103 . It’s great to have a challenge winner take residence in the lounge and create with us! Heeeeeere’s Jessi!

Jessi ~ Midnight Margaritas Team

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Jessi’s Blog

http://onecraftymama-onecraftymama.blogspot.ca/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Depends on the time of day! If it’s before noon, then definitely coffee. Lots of it. If it’s after 5 (and it’s after 5 somewhere…) then Coke Zero – usually with a squeeze of lime and a glug of rum.

What or who inspires you creatively?

Anything & everything! I’m often inspired by fellow bloggers, and love to play along in challenges. I read a lot, so I also tend to draw inspiration from the words themselves or even the book jackets.

How would you describe your style?

Eclectic! I love my embellishments (ahem, buttons!) and patterned paper, but I’m also beginning to feel comfortable creating clean and simple designs.

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

Gah! Five? Gives me the shivers…I do kind of love my stuff!
-Distress inks
-white cardstock
-adhesive (if I could only pick one, I’d go with Scor-Tape. Or Zip Dry. Please don’t make me pick!)
-buttons
-small pointed scissors

Seriously, that question took me about 10 minutes. *shudder*

And what is your fave project?

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It’s hard to pick a favourite, but the one I’ve chosen has a whole bunch of my favourite things – buttons, crochet, and even a fart joke.

Thank again for joining us today! Please visit Rachael’s and Jessi’s blogs to check out more of their fabulous work. Be sure to drop by tomorrow for Day 4!

Life of the Party Winner – Challenge 114 – Finding Nemo

Happy Tuesday greetings from the Drunken Stampers! We’re back today to say THANKS to everyone who played along with us for challenge 114 – Finding Nemo and to announce this week’s Life of  the Party Winner!!

The cards for this challenge were so fantastic the Bahama Mamas had a hard time narrowing it down to just one!!! Please join us in congratulating Sharla, Life of the Party Winner for the Finding Nemo challenge.  Here’s a link to Sharla’s blog so you can check out her awesome mermaid card:

http://sharla-thisthingcalledlife.blogspot.ca/2013/02/under-sea.html

Thanks for playing along with us this week Sharla, and don’t forget to grab the Life of the Party badge at the top of this post to add to your blog so everyone knows you’re the Life of the Party!!

Just a reminder, Challenge 115 – Miss  Congeniality is underway…you have until Friday to post your card through the linky tool for that challenge…maybe YOU will be our next Life of the Party!!!

Day 2 ~ Up close and personal with a couple Drunken Stampers Designated Designers

*** If you’re looking for our current challenge #115 – Miss Congeniality, please click here ***

Happy Monday!! Welcome back with another segment of Up Close and Personal with our new Designated Designers!

First up today, we have Jen from The Sparkle Within

Jen ~ Bahama Mamas Team

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Jen’s Blog

http://sparklewithin.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Seriously, people? No drinks near the cards! It took me two times to almost wreck a project with a spilled diet Coke before I banned drinks from my office. Now, outside of the crafting zone I enjoy my diet Coke, but I’m trying to cut back. Wish me luck on that.

What or who inspires you creatively?

Blogs and Pinterest. I have so many bloggers I admire that I won’t name them; I just love seeing how people can interpret the same products in very different ways.

How would you describe your style?

Good question. I would go for “classic” tending toward CAS.

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

My Tonic guillotine, my ATG, a bone folder, Gina K cardstock, and my dimensional tape. Oh, and all the pretty paper in the world. 🙂

And what is your fave project?

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My lightbulb card, probably. I’ve gotten more kudos on that card than probably any other I’ve made. Someone pointed out to me recently that a local medical complex also uses the slogan “don’t just live, shine”. It’s coincidental but cool. 🙂

We’re so glad we saved a couple of spots in the lounge as we had Barb from Handmade with ❤ joining us a little later but she’s made herself right at home! 🙂

Barb M ~ Midnight Margaritas Team

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Barb’s Blog

http://kinsalecreations.blogspot.ca/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Diet Pepsi

What or who inspires you creatively?

Usually I’m inspired by the very person I’m creating a card for. Occasionally, a random logo, photo or story will inspire me too.

How would you describe your style?

CAS with a lean towards cute. Every now and then I’ll hammer out a shabby or elegant design, but I have to work at it, those design styles don’t come easily to me.

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

-inks (Tsukineko’s Memento, VersaFine, VersaMark & the new Hero Arts inks – LOVE!)
-cardstock (Bazzill CardShoppe & Hero Arts layering papers)
-adhesive (ATG & SU dimensionals)
-dies (my Cuttlebug sees a LOT of use. My die collection is ginormous.)
-detail scissors

And what is your fave project?

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I have lots of faves, but this one is a favorite because it’s so cool! Now I just have to find the right guy to give it to! 😉

Thank again for joining us today! Please visit Jen’s and Barb’s blogs to explore more of their work. Come join us tomorrow as we announce our Life of the Party winner for Challenge #114 ~ Finding Nemo. We’ll be back with more crafty interviews on Wednesday.

Day 1 ~ Up close and personal with a couple Drunken Stampers Designated Designers

*** If you’re looking for our current challenge #115 – Miss Congeniality, please click here ***

Welcome! This week we have a treat for you! Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday we’ll be chatting with our newest Drunken Stamper’s Designated Designers to get to know them just a little better 🙂 You may have noticed we’ve increased the team by 4 this term to give you more inspiration.

Alright, I know it’s tough being first but the gals had to do paper-scissors-glue (like rock-paper-scissors but a little messier!) to see who won! Up first is Sandra of Crea-Sandra and So Much More!

Sandra ~ Bahama Mamas Team

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Sandra’s Blog

http://crea-sandra.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

I am totally addicted to tea, shocking huh? And if it’s not tea, it has to be diet coke

What or who inspires you creatively?

I mostly get my inspiration from the image itself, but also from other bloggers and FaceBook

How would you describe your style?

Bright and colorful, with lots of flowers on it

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

Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities and babywipes

And what is your fave project?

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It was so hard to choose and I am still doubting whether it is my fave or not… At least it got my favorite stuff on it, Flowers, Nestabilities, Copic Markers and bright colors!

I caught up with Vicki from The Cheerful Stamp Pad when she was moving her things into the lounge. We took a little break so I could ask her the tell all questions of Drunken Stampers!

Vicki ~ Midnight Margaritas Team

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Vicki’s Blog

http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Wal-mart’s cheap version of Crystal Light (lemonade, mango or strawberry/watermelon-anything cold).

What or who inspires you creatively?

Tim Holtz, sketches with layers and great backgrounds. I love working with backgrounds.

How would you describe your style?

I like to experiment with every style. Many times I will let the image dictate the style. I have been leaning more to the elegant style lately. I love black and white.

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

A good grade of cardstock, Memento ink, alcohol inks, great image/background stamps, and Copic markers

And what is your fave project?

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I have a number of fave projects. This is one of my cards using a background that I made; I love making/altering backgrounds. This one is called distressed glue.

Thank again for joining us today! Please visit Sandra’s and Vicki’s blog to check out their fabulous work and we’ll see you tomorrow with a couple more our new Drunken Stamper’s Designated Designers!

Drunken Stampers Challenge #115 ~ Miss Congeniality

For this term, our challenges will be focused around movies and it will be an EITHER-OR-BOTH type of challenge. You can EITHER use the movie in the title as inspiration OR use the suggested theme or item. You may want to even kick it up a notch and use BOTH! We can’t wait to see your creativity with these challenges!

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Use the movie Miss Congeniality as inspiration OR use “Princess/Pageant” as a theme for Drunken Stampers Challenge #115.

Here’s some inspiration from

the Midnight Margaritas Team!

Vicki

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Jessi

Jessi

Chris

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Barb M

Barb M (Happy first challenge!!)

Barbara

Barbara

Jackie

Jackie

Spike

Spike

What are you waiting for? Grab a tiara and come play!

To play in this weeks challenge all you need to do is when you are finished your card or project, click on the InLinkz link below (it will open a separate window) and add your blog link, gallery link, etc. (for more info on how to participate please click the FAQ tab at the top)

Please add the link DIRECTLY to your project blog post (any generic blog links will be deleted from the list) then please leave us a comment to let us know. (if InLinkz isn’t working or just misbehavin’ please leave a comment with the link to your card) You have until Friday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PST to post your link.

Thanks for visiting us this week!

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Life of the Party Winner – Challenge 113 – Groundhog Day

Greetings from the Drunken Stampers! We’re here today to say THANKS to everyone who played along with us for challenge 113 – Groundhog Day {furry critters} and to announce this week’s Life of  the Party Winner!!

Please join us in congratulating Alicia, Life of the Party Winner for the Groundhog Day challenge.  Here’s a link to Alicia’s blog so you can check out her super cute card:

http://aqyera.blogspot.ca/2013/02/quilting-critters.html

Thanks for playing along with us this week Alicia, don’t forget to grab the Life of the Party badge at the top of this post to add to your blog so everyone knows you’re the Life of the Party!!

Just a reminder, Challenge 114 – Finding Nemo is underway…you have until Friday to post your card through the linky tool for that challenge…maybe YOU will be our next Life of the Party!!!

Drunken Stampers Challenge #114 ~ Finding Nemo

Happy Happy Saturday!!! This week’s movie based challenge is “Finding Nemo.”  You can EITHER use the movie in the title as inspiration OR use the suggested theme or item. You may want to even kick it up a notch and use BOTH!

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For your viewing and creative pleasure, here’s some “Finding Nemo” inspiration from the Bahama Mamas!!

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SANDRA

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JEN

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SUZANNE

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RACHAEL

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LYNNE

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KELLIJO

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To play in this weeks challenge all you need to do is when you are finished your card or project, click on the comments  and add your blog link, gallery link, etc. (for more info on how to participate please click the FAQ tab at the top)
Please add the link directly to your project (any generic blog links will be deleted from the list) then please leave us a comment to let us know.  You have until Friday, February 15th at 11:59pm PST to post your link.

Thanks for dropping in!

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