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Place: Campsite ~ Drunken Stampers Challenge 139

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Happy Happy Saturday!!! Hope you are enjoying the last long weekend of the summer!!! The Drunken Stampers are sending out a big loud THANK YOU to everyone who played in last week’s challenge. As you know all of our challenges this term are based on either a PERSON, PLACE or THING. What better place to be on a long weekend than a campsite??

For this week’s challenge use campsite, woodgrain print or wooden elements as your inspiration!

So pack your gear and join the Yellow Canaries at the campfire for this week’s challenge! (Please click on each person’s card below to visit their blog and show them some crafty love.)

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Jessi

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VICKI

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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 September 6th at 11:59pm PST to post your link.

Thanks for playing along with us this week for the campsite challenge!! See you next Saturday!!

Life of the Party Winner – Challenge 137: Thing – Twine

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday from the Drunken Stampers!  We 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 Thing: Twine challenge. Woo Hoo! You all ROCK!!

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

Check out this incredible card Torrey made for the challenge:

Did she rock this challenge or what?! Here’s a link to her blog so you can read all about her gorgeous card:

http://left-field-studio.blogspot.com/2013/08/to-twine-or-not-to-twine.html

Thanks so much to everyone who played the Twine challenge. Torrey, 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 138 – Person: Party Planner, is in full swing right now…you have until Friday, August 30th to post your card through the inlinkz tool for that challenge. Who knows, maybe YOU will be our next Life of the Party!!!

Person: Party Planner ~ Drunken Stampers Challenge 138

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Thank you to everyone who played in this past week’s challenge. It great to see everyone’s different perspective on the challenge.
This week we are at “Person” in our Person, Place or Thing Challenge! We’re looking for Party Planners! And if you’re having trouble with what to do for this challenge then draw some inspiration from ANY occasion for a celebration.

The Tropical Hooters are on this week to show you how they’ve played with this challenge: (Please click on their card for more information about it)

Wendy

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Lee

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Diane

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Chelle

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Chris

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Linda

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Karen

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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 August 30th at 11:59pm PST to post your link.

Thanks for dropping in! Come play with us!

Life of the Party Winner – Challenge #136 Place: Beach

Good morning to you from the Drunken Stampers!  We hope that your Tuesday morning started off without a hitch!  We want to say THANK YOU to everyone who played along with us for the Place: Beach challenge, and hope that you had fun creating your incredible entries!

So without further ado, this week’s Life of  the Party Winner is MIAN!

Check out this stunning card Mian created:

You can read all about her gorgeous card by clicking on the link to her blog below:

http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.se/2013/08/color-inspired-challenge-at-love-to.html

Thanks so much to everyone who played along with our Place: Beach challenge this week!! Mian, 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. Then everyone will know that you’re the Life of the Party!!

Did you know that our latest challenge, “Thing: Twine” is going on right now? You have until Friday, August 23rd to post your card through the inlinkz tool for that challenge. You never know, maybe YOU will be our next Life of the Party!!!

Thing: Twine ~ Drunken Stampers Challenge 137

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Woo hoo!!! It’s Saturday!!!  You know what that means! Time for another Drunken Stampers challenge! Thanks to everyone who played along with us for last week’s challenge.

As you know, all of our challenges this time around are going to be based on either a person, place or thing…and you will always have options for the challenges.

This week Team Yellow Canary are bringing you a THING challenge… and our THING this week is twine (YAY!!!)  For this week’s challenge either use twine, string or hemp on your project.

Without further ado, here come Team Yellow Canary with their projects for this week’s challenge:

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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 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 August 23 at 11:59pm PST to post your link.

Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week …can’t wait to see what you create with twine (or string or hemp)!!  Have a fantastic week, see ya next Saturday!!!

Life of the Party Winner – Challenge #135 Person: Athlete

Welcome and happy Tuesday morning to all of you from the Drunken Stampers! Today marks the first post for our Life of the Party winner for the Fall term: Person, Place, or Thing!

We’d like to give a great big THANK YOU to everyone who played along with us for the Person: Athlete  challenge. We hope that you had fun creating your fabulous entries!

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

Check out this gorgeous layout Anreda created for the challenge:

Like to read more about it? Here’s a link to Anreda’s blog:

http://www.anreda.blogspot.nl/2013/08/west-betuwe-toer-2013.html

Thanks so much to everyone who played along with the “Person: Athlete” challenge this week!! Anreda, 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!!

Oh, and don’t forget that our latest challenge, “Place: A Beach” is happening right now…you have until Friday, August 16th to post your card through the inlinkz tool for that challenge. Who knows, maybe YOU will be our next Life of the Party!!!

Place: Beach ~ Drunken Stampers Challenge 136

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This term our challenges are either based on a Person, Place, or Thing. You can use the base of the challenge or if that’s got you stumped, try one of the alternate ideas suggested.
For Challenge 136 is Place: Beach OR use water OR Tropics to inspire you.

This is the first challenge for the Tropical Hooters Team! YaY! Kokomo by the Beach Boys was playing in the lounge to help us for this challenge to get into the groove! Check out all the inspiration they have for you!! (click on the card to take you to their blog for more info)

Wendy

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Lee

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Chris

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Chelle

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Linda

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Diane

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Karen

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WAHOOOO!!! We hope we’ve inspired you to splish, splash, get some sun, and get into some inky fun!! 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 August 16th at 11:59pm PST to post your link.

Thanks for dropping in! Come play with us!

Person: Athlete ~ Drunken Stampers Challenge 135

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We’re baaaaaackkkkk!!!  Did ya miss us??? So now that you’ve gotten to know the new members of the design team (and those of us that just won’t leave) are you ready for our first challenge of the term??All of our challenges this time around are going to be based on either a person, place or thing…and you will always have options for the challenges.

For example, this week Team Yellow Canary are up to bat (did you catch the sport reference there???) featuring projects that feature a person, specifically an athlete…so you can either use an athlete as your inspiration OR any sport (or both if you are feeling adventurous!!).

Without further ado, here come Team Yellow Canary with their projects for this week’s challenge:

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LynneLYNNE

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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 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 August 9th at 11:59pm PST to post your link.

Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week …can’t wait to see what you create!! Have a fantastic week!!!

Day 4 ~ Getting to know our new Drunken Stampers designated designers

Welcome to the eve before the Drunken Stampers start up a whole net set of challenges for the new term! If you need a little nudge to get crafting again, tomorrow’s challenge will definitely get you started! 🙂

But we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves! It’s the last day of getting to know the new additions to the designated designers, if you’ve missed the past 3 days of introductions please check them out!

Click here, if you’ve missed Day 1 featuring Jacki & Wendy.
Click here, if you’ve missed Day 2 featuring Lindsey & Lee.
Click here, if you’ve missed Day 3 featuring Chelle & Karen

Now these next two ladies are definitely not strangers to the Drunken Stampers crew! So if you’re a long time fan, you’ll recognize them and get all giddy, excited just like we did!!!

Diane was a guest designer last term and we all had so much fun that we offered her a key to the lounge and would you believe it? She actually took it!! Haha! You can’t leave now Diane!! Though she’s made herself pretty cozy in the lounge and dove right in soooo maybe the joke is on us???

Diane ~ Tropical Hooters Team

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Diane’s blog

http://dianecreateswithpaper.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

I should say water but Diet Pepsi is my favorite…I am trying to cut down on it but I just cannot stop!

What or who inspires you creatively?

I love to check out blogs by lots of card makers and with lots of different styles. I will gravitate towards blogs with a focus on coloring with copics for a while, then cards made with the Cricut, then maybe fancy folds- I love that so many people share their cards and ideas so freely. I like sketches as a starting point and of course challenges force me to think outside my creative box. Sometimes the stamp or a piece of paper will inspire me.

How would you describe your style?

Very simple…I do love the look of lots of layers and ribbons and frills- I just cannot get it to look right! I tend to have a clear focal point, the star of the show- like a colored image- and then just have the rest of the card be the supporting cast.

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

ATG, Copics, Memento ink, paper trimmer, fun stamps! I love my Cricut too!

What is your fave project?

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I really like this scrapbook layout – I am thrilled with the happy colors and the simplicity of the pages and how the pictures are the main focus –but mostly I just stinkin love those 4 girls! I smile every time I look at these pages and remember the great times we have had throughout their lives! I love when they go through my albums and and the pages prompt such good memories!

Our last designer featured has been a Drunken Stamper once before. Now, she may either come after me with a stick or grab a couple of cold ones and we sit down for a long chat, for posting this but hey…it was the early days for all of us 😉 check out challenge 7, where she joined Drunken Stampers for the first time! I just about peed myself from laughing when I saw that card! It’s that crazy, off beat sense of humour which makes her the perfect Drunken Stamper! And we’re elated to have her with us again!

Linda ~ Tropical Hooters Team

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Linda’s Blog

http://studiol3.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

A triple venti caramel macchiato from Starbucks. Oh, how I love them! And, if a little Godiva Chocolate Liqueur should happen to accidentally fall into the cup, who am I to argue? Of course, that’s never happened…

What or who inspires you creatively?

I think every mixed media crafter I’ve met has inspired me in some way. The incredible variety of techniques, the brilliant ideas, the “Why-didn’t-I-think-of-that??” experience. The more I read, the more classes I take, the more blogs I visit– I’m just blown away by the cool stuff people come up with.

How would you describe your style?

Tough question! Until I come up with a more definitive answer, let’s go with “Grunge meets med-century-modern meets Tim Burton, with an occasional journey to Cute City thrown in.”

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

1. Distress Ink… okay, let’s just lump ALL the Distress products– ink, paint, stains, stickles, you name it– into one neat category lest they consume this entire question.

2. Ranger Archival Ink. This stuff is magic, and I don’t think it gets enough love. Fantastic, permanent, GORGEOUS colors– it rocks!

3. Wendy Vecchi’s Embossing Paste. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s awesome for creating texture, and it’s completely redefined how I use stencils.

4. Claudine Hellmuth’s Sticky-Back Canvas. One of the most versatile surfaces in the world.

5. It’s not a stamping product per se, but my obsession for the last year has been photography, so I have to include my Olympus E-M5. I’m always looking for ways to mash up my shutterbug-itis with my love of mixed media.

And what is your fave project?

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I have a few, but right now my favorite is a Thanksgiving place card project I made using photos of my family combined with hand-sketched details, Tim Holtz papers, dies and embossing folders, and a whole lot of attitude. It made my family laugh, and that was downright awesome.

Thank you ladies!! Now if you haven’t visited Diane’s and/or Linda’s blog…be sure to check out their work. Then come back tomorrow to see our new challenge and the inspiration from Team Yellow Canary!! Then…come play!! 😀

Thanks for joining us this week!

Day 3 ~ Getting to know our new Drunken Stampers designated designers

Welcome to Day 3 of our wandering around the lounge visiting with the newest members of the Drunken Stampers Designated Designers.

Click here, if you’ve missed Day 1 featuring Jacki & Wendy.
Click here, if you’ve missed Day 2 featuring Lindsey & Lee.

Wahoo!! Next up we have Chelle taking the hot seat answering our infamous Drunken Stampers tell all questions! 😉 Take it away Chelle!

Chelle ~ Tropical Hooters Team

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Chelle’s Blog

http://www.maybecreative.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

I usually just drink water when I am being creative…but alcohol is usually Malibu rum with rootbeer

What or who inspires you creatively?

A crafter that goes by the name “Pinky”, it all depends on my mood at the time.

How would you describe your style?

Again that depends on my mood, sometimes I am a very clean and simple card maker, sometimes I just get messy and sometimes use bright bold colours.

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

black ink, heat gun, stamps, you know this is really difficult I am having a hard time coming up with 5, baby wipes, good white paper

And what is your fave project?

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Currently, as when I was answering this question, is a art journal page. I have just gotten into art journalling and love it. Most of my pages were done following instructions or looking at another page. This one just seemed to flow. I really liked the flower on the side of the page. I always had a stamped(or digital) image (at least for now).

Our next designer is not a stranger to Drunken Stampers. She was awarded our illustrious “Life of the Party Award” for our Edward Scissorhands Challenge! She is part of an elite group that have not only been bestowed this award but is now also a Designated Designer. She and Jessi are the only two who have achieved this. They have their own special place in the lounge! Welcome Karen from Karen’s Stamping & Crafting Creations!

Karen ~ Tropical Hooters Team

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Karen’s Blog

http://paleopal623.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

My drink of choice when stamping is either water or ice tea. When I really need some inspiration, I have a margarita or two!

What or who inspires you creatively?

I find inspiration through a variety of blogs, Pinterest, Tim Holtz ideas, and the Stampington & Company Magazines-Stampers Sampler and Take Ten.

How would you describe your style?

I guess it could be called eclectic…I use a variety of styles depending on my mood and stamps I have chosen. Making cards using some type of distressing on them is what you’ll usually see..

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

Scotch ATG -1/4 inch adhesive
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Scor-Tape
Inkadinkoo Stamp-a-ma-jig Stamp Positioner

And what is your fave project?

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Summer is upon us in Wisconsin with heat, humidity, and thunderstorms. When it is hot and humid one of the best places to be is on the water, relaxing in boat.
I used my Ranger Ink Blending Tool to color the watercolor paper with Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I tried to make a mist-like feel where the water met the horizon. Then I covered the water in Clear Rock Candy Stickles (bottle) using the brush in the cover. It was so easy to spread! I love the subtle glittery effect, but the picture doesn’t do it justice. I shot the close up photo from a different angle and the color is distorted, but you can see the Rock Candy Stickles.

After looking at the {Pin}spirational picture I knew which stamp to use. The stamp of the woman in a boat is from Stampin’ Up. I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I colored the Stampin’ Up Summer by the Sea woman stamp (retired) with Copic Markers

Thank again for joining us today! Please visit Chelle’s and Karen’s blogs to check out their fabulous work then perhaps leave them a welcome comment on their blogs! We’ll see you tomorrow with our final two “new” Drunken Stampers! 😀