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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


Diane’s blog


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?


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


Linda’s Blog


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?

DSFave Project_L3

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!



  1. lindseymp

     /  August 2, 2013

    Such talent! Now I’m starting to get a little nervous… 😉

  2. OMG- Linda’s card for challenge #7 had me roaring! TOOOOO funny! And the placecards are a scream- so creative and pure pleasure to look at! Except- if that is tofu turkey you are holding– I will have to stick to Thanksgiving with my own crazy family! lol lol lol They almost banned me from family holiday dinners when I made curried carrot soup and a ‘lite’ version of lasagna! I think if I showed up with tofu- I’d be looking for a new family! lol (the soup was awesome…the lasagna….not so much!)
    OK- so you gave me the key to the lounge- but then you locked me in! I did not realize that I would never leave,,, looking forward to all of the fun with the upcoming challenges!

  3. Diana, it is indeed a Tofurky. I’m the crazy-black-sheep vegetarian in the family, much to EVERYONE’S chagrin! I understand your curried carrot soup story all too well– everyone looks at me like I’m from Neptune when I whip out the veggie burgers at family barbecues! 😉

    Thanks so much for your kind words! I’m so looking forward to sharing time in the DS Tiki Lounge with you!


  4. Oh, shoot, I said “Diana” when I meant “Diane.” I’m sorry. That was a finger malfunction.

  5. Hi Linda- no worries- are you sure you have not been drinking in the lounge? lol The soup was awesome- got the recipe from a chef friend- but my meat and potatoes family scoffed at it and few even tried it! LOL about the veggie burgers! i am not vegatarian but I am not a big red meat eater-so I have plenty of veggie burgers in my freezer- I just have not dared to bring them to a cookout! You are so very brave! ok -off to make a card for the very first challenge!

  6. Yep, I’m locked in too! LOL, you gals are HILARIOUS and I am in love with you both ❤

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