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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

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Lynne’s Blog

http://www.scrapbooklynne.blogspot.ca/

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?

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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

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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

http://chrispyscreations.blogspot.com/

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?

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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! 🙂

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Day 3 ~ 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 back to Day 3 of Getting Up Close and Personal with our newest Drunken Stampers Designated Designers! Today we start off with Rachael!

Rachael ~ Bahama Mamas Team

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Rachael’s Blog

http://rachaelshandmadedesigns.blogspot.ca/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Jack and Coke.

What or who inspires you creatively?

Pin ups and motorcycles.

How would you describe your style?

Vintage and grunge.

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

Ink, stamps, my copic sketch markers, a nice quality paper and a patterned scrapbooking paper.

And what is your fave project?

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I created this project for a Design Team Sketch Challenge. I love it for a number of reasons: I love the color palette, the images used, the sketch and the texture I was able to create on the wings with my copic markers. (It was the first time I got to use my Copic techniques after taking my certification!) I also adore the harlequin patterned paper. I love anything vintage or rockabilly and I this card epitomizes the style and feeling that I hope to evoke with my handmade cards.

Now this next designer was voted Drunken Stampers Life of the Party for Challenge #103 . It’s great to have a challenge winner take residence in the lounge and create with us! Heeeeeere’s Jessi!

Jessi ~ Midnight Margaritas Team

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Jessi’s Blog

http://onecraftymama-onecraftymama.blogspot.ca/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Depends on the time of day! If it’s before noon, then definitely coffee. Lots of it. If it’s after 5 (and it’s after 5 somewhere…) then Coke Zero – usually with a squeeze of lime and a glug of rum.

What or who inspires you creatively?

Anything & everything! I’m often inspired by fellow bloggers, and love to play along in challenges. I read a lot, so I also tend to draw inspiration from the words themselves or even the book jackets.

How would you describe your style?

Eclectic! I love my embellishments (ahem, buttons!) and patterned paper, but I’m also beginning to feel comfortable creating clean and simple designs.

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

Gah! Five? Gives me the shivers…I do kind of love my stuff!
-Distress inks
-white cardstock
-adhesive (if I could only pick one, I’d go with Scor-Tape. Or Zip Dry. Please don’t make me pick!)
-buttons
-small pointed scissors

Seriously, that question took me about 10 minutes. *shudder*

And what is your fave project?

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It’s hard to pick a favourite, but the one I’ve chosen has a whole bunch of my favourite things – buttons, crochet, and even a fart joke.

Thank again for joining us today! Please visit Rachael’s and Jessi’s blogs to check out more of their fabulous work. Be sure to drop by tomorrow for Day 4!

Day 2 ~ 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 ***

Happy Monday!! Welcome back with another segment of Up Close and Personal with our new Designated Designers!

First up today, we have Jen from The Sparkle Within

Jen ~ Bahama Mamas Team

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Jen’s Blog

http://sparklewithin.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Seriously, people? No drinks near the cards! It took me two times to almost wreck a project with a spilled diet Coke before I banned drinks from my office. Now, outside of the crafting zone I enjoy my diet Coke, but I’m trying to cut back. Wish me luck on that.

What or who inspires you creatively?

Blogs and Pinterest. I have so many bloggers I admire that I won’t name them; I just love seeing how people can interpret the same products in very different ways.

How would you describe your style?

Good question. I would go for “classic” tending toward CAS.

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

My Tonic guillotine, my ATG, a bone folder, Gina K cardstock, and my dimensional tape. Oh, and all the pretty paper in the world. 🙂

And what is your fave project?

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My lightbulb card, probably. I’ve gotten more kudos on that card than probably any other I’ve made. Someone pointed out to me recently that a local medical complex also uses the slogan “don’t just live, shine”. It’s coincidental but cool. 🙂

We’re so glad we saved a couple of spots in the lounge as we had Barb from Handmade with ❤ joining us a little later but she’s made herself right at home! 🙂

Barb M ~ Midnight Margaritas Team

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Barb’s Blog

http://kinsalecreations.blogspot.ca/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Diet Pepsi

What or who inspires you creatively?

Usually I’m inspired by the very person I’m creating a card for. Occasionally, a random logo, photo or story will inspire me too.

How would you describe your style?

CAS with a lean towards cute. Every now and then I’ll hammer out a shabby or elegant design, but I have to work at it, those design styles don’t come easily to me.

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

-inks (Tsukineko’s Memento, VersaFine, VersaMark & the new Hero Arts inks – LOVE!)
-cardstock (Bazzill CardShoppe & Hero Arts layering papers)
-adhesive (ATG & SU dimensionals)
-dies (my Cuttlebug sees a LOT of use. My die collection is ginormous.)
-detail scissors

And what is your fave project?

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I have lots of faves, but this one is a favorite because it’s so cool! Now I just have to find the right guy to give it to! 😉

Thank again for joining us today! Please visit Jen’s and Barb’s blogs to explore more of their work. Come join us tomorrow as we announce our Life of the Party winner for Challenge #114 ~ Finding Nemo. We’ll be back with more crafty interviews on Wednesday.

Day 1 ~ 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! This week we have a treat for you! Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday we’ll be chatting with our newest Drunken Stamper’s Designated Designers to get to know them just a little better 🙂 You may have noticed we’ve increased the team by 4 this term to give you more inspiration.

Alright, I know it’s tough being first but the gals had to do paper-scissors-glue (like rock-paper-scissors but a little messier!) to see who won! Up first is Sandra of Crea-Sandra and So Much More!

Sandra ~ Bahama Mamas Team

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Sandra’s Blog

http://crea-sandra.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

I am totally addicted to tea, shocking huh? And if it’s not tea, it has to be diet coke

What or who inspires you creatively?

I mostly get my inspiration from the image itself, but also from other bloggers and FaceBook

How would you describe your style?

Bright and colorful, with lots of flowers on it

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

Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities and babywipes

And what is your fave project?

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It was so hard to choose and I am still doubting whether it is my fave or not… At least it got my favorite stuff on it, Flowers, Nestabilities, Copic Markers and bright colors!

I caught up with Vicki from The Cheerful Stamp Pad when she was moving her things into the lounge. We took a little break so I could ask her the tell all questions of Drunken Stampers!

Vicki ~ Midnight Margaritas Team

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Vicki’s Blog

http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Wal-mart’s cheap version of Crystal Light (lemonade, mango or strawberry/watermelon-anything cold).

What or who inspires you creatively?

Tim Holtz, sketches with layers and great backgrounds. I love working with backgrounds.

How would you describe your style?

I like to experiment with every style. Many times I will let the image dictate the style. I have been leaning more to the elegant style lately. I love black and white.

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

A good grade of cardstock, Memento ink, alcohol inks, great image/background stamps, and Copic markers

And what is your fave project?

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I have a number of fave projects. This is one of my cards using a background that I made; I love making/altering backgrounds. This one is called distressed glue.

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

More Designated Designers!

As we mentioned last week we’ve got a couple more Drunken Stampers Designated Designers joining us for this February to June term!!

On team

The Bahama Mamas

we have Lynne from Scrapbook Lynne’s
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and on team

The Midnight Margaritas

Barb M from Kinsale Creations
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We are so excited to have them with us this term! Please give them a warm Drunken Stampers welcome!!

You’ll have to opportunity to get to know all the Designated Designers soon! Plus…we’ll have a few guests in the coming months too! 😉

There’s still time to join us in this weeks challenge! Come by tomorrow for a new challenge!

Come play with us!

Please give a toast to our Designated Designers for Spring 2013!

Although our DT call ended last night, we had a large number of amazing applications and couldn’t wait to get some of our members settled right away in the official Drunken Stampers Lounge!

We are still finalizing things with a few other potential designers and you’ll get to meet them next Friday.

We are SO excited this term! We have more designers to give you more weekly “card candy” inspiration! Some faces you’ll surely recognize. They couldn’t get enough of the Drunken Stamper lounge that they’ve stayed on for another term! We are even more excited that we are welcoming new, fun designers and gauging from the chatter in the lounge, they’re fitting in just perfectly!! Please visit their blogs and please welcome them to our the Drunken Stampers family 🙂

February – June 2013 Teams

(In usual Drunken Stamper Fashion, we’ve named our teams after drinks!)

The Bahama Mamas

in alpha order

Donna from Yellow Dog Greetings is back!!

Not only does she look after our Life of the Party winners, she’ll be leading the Bahama Mamas this term
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Welcome!! Jennifer from The Sparkle Within
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KelliJo from Stamping with a Dream is baaack!!

Welcome!! Rachael from Rachael’s Handmade Designs
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Welcome!! Sandra from Crea-Sandra
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Suzanne from The Sparkling Scrapper has returned!! She keeps us looking ever so fabulous!! YaY!

The Midnight Margaritas

in alpha order

Barb from Barb’s Creative Corner is back!

Welcome!! Chris from Chrispy’s Creations
(Notice how she’s already getting in the Drunken Stampers spirit?)
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Jackie from Stamping Sister is back!

Welcome!! Jessi from OneCraftyMama
(Drunken Stampers Life of the Party Winner from Challenge #103!)
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Spike from The Blog that Spike Built lost her car keys somewhere in the lounge and can’t leave. She’ll be leading The Midnight Margaritas, location yet to be determined!

Welcome!! Vicki from The Cheerful Stamp Pad
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You’ll have the opportunity to get to know our New Designated Designers as well as reacquaint yourself with our returning ones.
Until then,join us tomorrow for our first challenge. We’ll be having fun with movies this term! Don’t miss a single challenge. Subscribe to the Drunken Stampers blog, Twitter or Facebook Page for our new challenges every Saturday!

Come play with us!

Get to know your Drunken Stampers Designated Designer ~ Day 5

Happy FRIDAY!! We’re celebrating in the lounge today with introducing our last two designers in our Designated Designer Parade! Don’t forget our first challenge of the term starts tomorrow! Be sure to play with us for all challenges in September! 😉
Alrighty, on to our chat! These gals have been fun in the lounge and I’m sure you will too! So pull up a chair and lets get to know Katie and KelliJo! WAHOO!

Katie ~ Team Flirtini

Katie’s Blog

http://www.katieskiff.typepad.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Usually ice tea, or water. On a rare occasion i’ll grab a fountain root beer.

What or who inspires you creatively?

Normally, I get my best ideas online from others. I enjoy seeing what others are creating and it always gives me great ideas.

How would you describe your style?

I think I am very clean with a side of shabby chic.

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

Must have my Fiskars trimmer, a good pair of scissors, quality cardstock, Memento ink and my favorite stamp set (at that time! 😉 )

And what is your fave project?

Currently it’s this card that I made for a tutorial. It just makes me happy seeing it, so I’ve got it up on shelf. I love the colors I used, and how the image turned out. It’s such a simple card, because I wanted to focus on the birds nests, but I love how it turned out.

KelliJo ~ Team Flirtini

KelliJo’s Blog

http://stampingwithadream.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

ALWAYS COFFEE!!!! Cold left over re warmed or fresh…. COFFEE

What or who inspires you creatively?

I get inspired by Great Sketches! I also find that really great descriptions of a challenge get my juices pumpin’ to create a masterpiece. If it sounds fun, I’m all over it, which is why I had to go to work, cuz lemme tell ya! That Kirby vacuum salesman made vacuuming sound FUN at the tune of $1500! hahahaha Oh Bless DH’s heart for letting me keep it!

How would you describe your style?

I am a pretty simple stamper I guess for lack of a better term. I CAN pile it on and sometimes do, however I like to keep things pretty basic if it weren’t for the layers I would be called a CAS stamper. As it is, I beat my own drum and have no name!

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

Dies, Designer Paper, Killer Stamps, Memento Ink, Touch Twin Markers…and like all good drinks I will add the cherry on top…. BLING BABY!!!!!

And what is your fave project?

OOO! Tough One!!! I will have to go with one of my recent completions of the Dare To Get Dirty…. it’s my MFT Sketch for Jellybean74! I combined two great WTG images as I had been wanting to since they came out and KNEW they would ROCK together!!!!

Thank again for joining us today! Please visit Katie’s and KelliJo’s blog to check out their fabulous work and we’ll see you tomorrow on challenge day! Enjoy your Friday!

Get to know your Drunken Stampers Designated Designer ~ Day 4

Welcome Drunken Stampers Fans!! We have the great fortune of having two of our newest members of the Designated Designers in the lounge today. Deanne and Jackie are answering our fave Drunken Stampers questions! Be sure visit their blogs to check out their work that led them to be a Drunken Stamper!

Deanne ~ Team Mojito

Deanne’s Blog

http://littlebitopaper.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

It’s either WATER, COFFEE or TGIFriday, depending on the day and time!

What or who inspires you creatively?

Other wonderful crafters. I love browsing scrapbooking and card-making blogs

How would you describe your style?

Not sure! It’s not CAS (can’t do it, I’ve tried and it’s HARD to do!) and I can’t do shabby chic! Somewhere in between lies my style!

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

paper trimmer, inks, 2-sided tape, Copics and a drink!

And what is your fave project?

“FAB” card

Jackie ~ Team Mojito

Jackie’s Blog

http://stampingsister.blogspot.com/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

Iced Tea or water, specifically sweet tea is possible 🙂

What or who inspires you creatively?

Different things, sometimes it’s a color palette, other times it’s a pattern. I never know what will inspire me, sometimes it’s even the people around me.

How would you describe your style?

Usually my cards are along the CAS lines, but they also range to cute and girlie as well.

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

Ribbon, Copics, my Cuttlebug, Rhinestones or Pearls, and patterned paper! I am constantly getting more patterned paper.

And what is your fave project?

Right now my favorite project is a card that I did for a sponsorship challenge with SSD. I used one of their steampunk images and I pulled out some dies I own and lots of red and black. I just love how the final product came out, she’s one of my favorites!

Thanks so much everyone for taking some time out in your day to visit with a couple of fabulous gals! We all look forward to seeing your great work this term.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to meet the last two Drunken Stampers who are just simply perfect to ring in your Friday!!

Get to know your Drunken Stampers Designated Designer ~ Day 3

Welcome to hump day and day 3 of our Drunken Stampers Designated Designer Parade!

Today we have a chat with Suzanne and Barb in the Drunken Stampers Lounge! Suzanne is returning for another term and she single-handedly transformed the blog! Barbara is new to the Drunken Stampers team this term. Hang out with us and please visit their blogs to get to know them even more and check out more of their work.

Suzanne ~ Team Mojito

Suzanne’s Blog

http://sparklingscrapper.blogspot.com/

Time of day that you’re most creative?

I’m a night owl, so I’d say I’m most creative late at night!

Favorite color to use in crafting?

While my favorite color is purple, I tend to use more pinks, reds and blues in my crafting.

Essential crafting tool?

My favorite crafting gadget is a brad tool that has a paper piercer on one side and a brad setter on the other. I’m also very fond of my retractable craft knife. I love fussy cutting, and it’s perfect for carving out those tiny pieces I can’t get to with scissors. (Oh, and my Copics…so glad I made the switch!)

Are you a neat or messy stamper?

Definitely messy. My work space is often cluttered, with one clear spot open for me to put things together. But, it’s organized chaos, because I can still find what I’m looking for in all the piles that I make!

Serendipity. What project/card have you made that turned out differently and much better than you had planned?

I’d have to say this card for my friend Sparkle’s stamp company’s anniversary blog hop.

I had to recolor the image because the card stock I used the first time wouldn’t hold the laser printer toner, which kept flaking off. I had picked the papers ahead of time, but really wasn’t sure how I’d use them all. It was also one of the first times I sewed on a card!

Barbara ~ Team Mojito

Barbara’s Blog

http://barbscreativecorner.blogspot.ca/

What is your drink of choice when stamping?

It depends on the time of day…..morning it is black coffee afternoon and evening I would have a diet coke or a hot chocolate.(sometimes I put mini marshmallow in it.

What or who inspires you creatively?

Checking out challenge blogs. I love a great sketch or a colour challenge. Sometimes I just see one of my stamps will inspire me.

How would you describe your style?

I am not really sure what my style is, perhaps “classic” not too CAS sometimes very girly.

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

A good pair of scissors, my cuttlebug, my tonic cutters, my scorepals, my Prismacolour pecils.

And what is your fave project?

Thanks so much to Suzanne and Barbara for vising with us today and we look forward to seeing what you’ve got in store for us this term!

Two sleeps! Two sleeps away from the first challenge of the term! Please drop in tomorrow to visit with two more of our new designated designers!

Thanks for stopping in!

Get to know your Drunken Stampers Designated Designer ~ Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our Drunken Stampers Designated Designer Parade!

Today we’re chatting in the lounge with Donna & Elizabeth who’ve stayed on with us from last term (we’re so glad that they did too!)

Donna ~ Team Flirtini

Donna’s Blog

http://yellowdoggreetings.blogspot.ca/

Time of day that you’re most creative?

Strangely, although I am not a morning person…first thing in the morning!!
I often wake up on weekends and head straight into the craft room (I think I get some of my best ideas in my sleep!!)

Favorite color to use in crafting?

Is kraft a colour?? I am going to answer my own question and say YES!!
Kraft is so versatile, goes with everything, easy to embellish…sets off other colours beautifully.

Essential crafting tool? (other than the basics)

Punches, I love using punches for purposes other than which they were intended…using an owl punch to make penguins or ghosts, using the wing of a bird punch to make flower petals or a hamburger completely from punched parts 🙂

Are you a neat or messy stamper?

Messy, messy, messy, messy…I usually have to spend at least 1/2 hour cleaning the craft shack after making something before I can move on to something else.

Serendipity. What project/card have you made that turned out differently and much better than you had planned

That’s an easy one for me, would have to be the card I made for the National Milk Chocolate / National Hamburger Day challenge in the last round. I REALLY struggled with that one…had NO idea what to make…then I started playing around with punches to make a hamburger, added some french fries, used a paper napkin for a picnic table cloth and VOILA…it turned out to be one of my favourite cards EVER!!

Elizabeth ~ Team Flirtini

Elizabeth’s Blog

http://www.learningthepapercraft.com/

Time of day that you’re most creative?

Mid-afternoon. By then I’ve had my coffee, I’ve eaten lunch, and I’m ready to create.

Favorite color to use in crafting?

Red. I love to add a bright pop of red colour on a card or a scrapbook page.

Essential crafting tool?

Tim Holtz’s Paper Distresser. I love the look of frayed, distressed edges, and I reach for this little tool all the time!

Are you a neat or messy stamper?

I’m a messy stamper, but when I’m in-between projects my crafting space is very neat. I have to clean up after every project though, or else my desk would be covered in glitter, paper scraps, and everything in between.

Serendipity. What project/card have you made that turned out differently and much better than you had planned?

A week before Mother’s Day this year, I was desperately craving summer weather, and I set out to make a summery card. I envisioned something beach-themed when I started, so I pulled out a piece of pretty pattern paper that had seashells on it, and got to work. And then, magically, the card morphed into something completely different. I very quickly tossed away my preconceived notion that I’d be creating a beach-themed card, and instead I went with something feminine and elegant. I had a stamp from Unity Stamp Co. that was calling my name, and I knew it would be perfect for this card.
I set out to create a summery card, and ended up with a Mother’s Day card that my mom absolutely loved.

Thanks ladies for spending some time with us in the lounge! We look forward to seeing what wonderful creations you have in store for us!

For our readers out there, thank for joining us today! Be sure to come back tomorrow and get to know 2 more Designers during our Designers Parade week!