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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


Lynne’s Blog


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?


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


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


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?


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! 🙂



  1. Woot! I’ll be following Lynne around the store talking to & answering myself too 🙂 And Chris, diet Pepsi? Ugh!!

  2. Yay Lynne & Chris!!!

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