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Day 2 ~ Getting to know our new Drunken Stampers designated designers

We’re on to day 2 in getting to know our newest Drunken Stampers designated designers!
If you’ve missed Day 1, please click here.
What’s great is that inspiration is everywhere and we encourage ALL paper crafters to come play with us.
Our next two designers showcase two totally different styles, it’s just cool to see how they interpret the same challenges in their own way. We hope that they inspire and challenge you to try something a little different or even get you out of your comfort zone!!! 😉

We had a chance to catch Lindsey as she was getting familiar with the facilities of the lounge. Poured a couple of beverages and had a great chat!

Lindsey ~ Yellow Canaries Team

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Lindsey’s Blog

http://bashfulblogging.blogspot.ca/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Non-alcoholic… tea
Alcoholic… white wine

What or who inspires you creatively?

What and who doesn’t? Blogs, Pinterest, Paper Crafts magazine, life..

How would you describe your style?

Without a doubt, Clean and Simple. I will attempt other styles occasionally, but always come back to clean, graphic cards.

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

Cardstock, stamps, inks, embossing powder, my X-acto knife

And what is your fave project?

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So… I’m not sure I have a *favourite* project, but here’s one that I’d say captures my usual style… clean and simple, bright colours, and just a bit of fun.

We caught Lee hanging out in the mixed media corner of the lounge. We’re ecstatic to have more mixed media peeps join us. Watch out there will be paint spraying everywhere! 😀 Before Lee could get all inky in the lounge we had a chance to ask our infamous tell all Drunken Stampers questions!

Lee ~ Tropical Hooters Team

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Lee’s Blog

http://violentkittie.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

I stick with water while working, but I like to have a beer, a glass of red wine, or a vodka lemonade as I clean up. It’s makes the cleaning up bit of crafting more enjoyable!

What or who inspires you creatively?

Everything. Quotes, TV, Pinterest, Facebook, books, challenge sites all inspire me. I feel like I am on visual overload and I must make things to get them out of my head!

How would you describe your style?

I think I’m on the artsy/grunge/messy side. I am not a clean crafter.

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

My must haves are Stazon ink, ATG, mists/sprays, glass cutting board and my little Fiskars finger blade.

And what is your fave project?

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My current favorite project, “Imagination,” is one with my son blowing a hot air balloon. I stamped the cardstock with metallic distress paints for the background. This was one was fun to put together!

Thanks for dropping in today! Please check out Lindsey’s and Lee’s blog to see more of their work and we’ll see you tomorrow with a couple more our new Drunken Stamper’s Designated Designers!

Day 1 ~ Getting to know our new Drunken Stampers designated designers

Welcome! This week we are super excited! Tuesday to Friday, we’ll be featuring our newest Drunken Stamper’s Designated Designers to get to know them just a little better! And on Saturday, we’ll be diving right in to our first challenge of the new term!

Now for those of you who have been long time Drunken Stampers fans, you may wonder about the crazy team names we come up with! Every new term, the teams collaboratively come up with a unique team name…and because we’re the Drunken Stampers, they’re drink names 😉

So this time round, instead of drawing names out of a hat…we’re featuring our newest Drunken Stampers in chronological order of who responded to our DT call!

Jackie ~ Yellow Canaries Team

Jacki’s Blog

http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.co.uk/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

In a morning it’s tea and lots of it, afternoon coffee and after that Cider (strawberry & lime  delicious)

What or who inspires you creatively?

Definitely other crafters and also if I see an image sometimes I get ideas Also from the person who the card is for helps

How would you describe your style?

Oh I love to do dark gothic style cards but I also love doing cute girly cards and if I can combine the two even better but my style generally depends on who the card is for

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

Only 5 eekkk right well they would have to be my alcohol pens (either promarkers or spectrums) craft knife, tape, pinflair glue and finally my ink pads

And what is your fave project?

I have a couple but I would I would say one of my fav recent projects would have to my skull and roses card I made a blog hop I had loads of gorgeous comments about it and it was a great card.I made the BP’s using plain paper (digital) and over lays then made some roses from satin ribbon to go with it.

Next, we caught up with Wendy as she was moving into the lounge. Told her to take a break to sit down and have a chat with us 🙂

Wendy ~ Tropical Hooters Team

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Wendy’s Blog

http://lilymaecreations.blogspot.co.uk/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

A nice chilled Diet Coke, occasionally mixed with Whisky!

What or who inspires you creatively?

I love chintz and florals, so designers like William Morris, Cath Kidston and Laura Ashley inspre me.
From the crafting world, I love Sue Wilson and her use of tone on tone colours.

How would you describe your style?

As before, chintz is FAB! So I tend to go quite classic, but I do like the challenge of using brighter
colours as I find them harder to work with.

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

Complete set of Adirondack inks (hope you don’t count that as 48!)
Crafters Companion Rock-a-Blocks, you get a really clean image with no echo.
Cosmic Shimmer embossing powders, best I’ve found for the tonal look i love.
Card, well what else would I stamp on!
And finally my Ink Dusters, newly bought and totally loving them.

And what is your fave project?

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Little Girl, 3 times.
Stamped the same image three times, firstly classic black on white, them white on black
then for the third black on cream and coloured using Promarkers.
All three were them mounted and arranged onto a black and cream easel card.

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

Introducing our New Designated Designers!

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Soon Drunken Stampers will be starting up again for the new term. Every day this week we will be featuring two of our new designers to get to know them a little better! Today we’ll introduce all our new additions to the team!! We are so excited to have such a talented group of crafters!

In no particular order…(click on their pictures to take you to their blogs)

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Karen from Karen’s Stamping and Crafting Creations

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Lindsey from Bashful Blogging

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Chelle from Maybe Creative

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Wendy from LilyMae Creations

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Lee from Violent Kittie

Jacki from Scullduggery (cards by Jacki)

We are SO happy to have Diane back! She was a guest designer last term and she was so much fun that we had to ask her to join us for the full term.

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Diane from All I need is paper and ink…& stamps & copics

Now…we had a last minute addition to the team. A face you may be familiar with…she is an original Drunken Stamper and always has a home here…welcome back Linda!!

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Linda from Studio L3

Didn’t we tell you it would be an exciting term??? Come back tomorrow and get to know two of our new Drunken Stampers and be sure to come back Saturday to come play in our newest challenge!

Life of the Party Winner – Challenge 134 – Enchanted

Happy Tuesday greetings from the Drunken Stampers! Hope our Canadian friends enjoyed Canada Day and our American friends enjoyed Independence Day last week! (Hopefully you are all recovered by now from all that merry making!!)

We’re back today to say a  great big  THANK YOU  to everyone who played along with us for the “Enchanted”  challenge. All of your entries were absolutely magical!

This week’s Life of  the Party Winner is SHEENA!

Here is the super cool card Sheena created for the challenge:

Isn’t this incredible??? Want to see more of  Sheena’s card? Here’s a link to her blog:

http://sshhhcreations.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/im-late-im-late.html

Thanks so much to everyone who played along with the “Enchanted” challenge this week!! Sheena, don’t forget to grab the coveted Drunken Stampers Life of the Party badge at the top of this post and add it to your blog, so everyone knows you’re the Life of the Party!!

The Drunken Stampers are taking a short break to enjoy the summer and spend some time with their families. But have no fear, we will be back in August with more fun filled challenges! And in case you haven’t heard, we are looking for some crafty peeps to join us! You can read all the details here:

https://drunkenstampers.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/looking-for-fun-crafty-peeps-for-the-drunken-stampers-fall-term/

Why not try out?  You have until midnight, July 13th PST to try out!  Come on, I double dog dare you! LOL! Have a great summer!!

Life of the Party Winner – Challenge 133: Edward Scissorhands

Hello and Happy Tuesday from the Drunken Stampers!  Hope the week is treating you well wherever you may find yourself!!

We’re back today to give a big  THANK YOU  to everyone who played along with us for last week’s Edward Scissorhands challenge.

This week’s Life of  the Party Winner…wait for it….  Karen!!

Check out the fantabulous card Karen made for the challenge:

Wanna read all about it? Here is a link to Karen’s blog:

http://paleopal623.blogspot.com/2013/06/edward-scissorshands.html

Thanks so much to everyone who played the Edward Scissorhands challenge. Karen, be sure to grab your Drunken Stampers Life of the Party badge at the top of this post and add it to your blog, so everyone knows you’re the Life of the Party!!

Just a reminder, Challenge 134 – Enchanted” is in full swing right now…you have until Friday, July 5th to post your card through the inlinkz tool for that challenge. Who knows, maybe YOU will be our next Life of the Party!!!

And hey! We are looking for a few fun lovin’ crafty peeps to join our crafty cocktail par-tay!! If that is YOU then why not apply to become a Drunken Stamper for the Fall term? You can read all about it on this link:

https://drunkenstampers.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/looking-for-fun-crafty-peeps-for-the-drunken-stampers-fall-term/

You have until Midnight, July 13th PST to email your applications. What are ya waiting for? Come and have fun with us!