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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! πŸ˜‰ Take it away Chelle!

Chelle ~ Tropical Hooters Team


Chelle’s Blog


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?


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


Karen’s Blog


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
Inkadinkoo Stamp-a-ma-jig Stamp Positioner

And what is your fave project?


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! πŸ˜€



  1. Woo Hoo! We are gonna have so much fun! Happy Happy Joy Joy!!

  2. Yay!!! Welcome to the team Chelle and Karen!!!

  3. I am so excited to start the challenges and see what everyone comes up with! I love Chelle’s art journaling-so beautiful! And Karen’s tag is wonderful- the water looks so refreshing! Cannot wait to get the party started!

  4. lindseymp

     /  August 2, 2013

    Did somebody say margaritas? πŸ˜€ Great to meet you, Chelle and Karen!

  5. You guys are so much fun πŸ™‚ This term is going to rock!!

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