Wednesday, July 31, 2013

We are back!!!

Yep, that's right! The Drunken Stampers are back! This Saturday is the start of the Fall term, and we have LOTS of fun challenges in store for you!! Also, we have some new lushes, I mean, members who have joined us! You can read all about them here! We are also spotlighting the newbies every day this week leading up to the first challenge. You can read about Jacki and Wendy here, and Lindsey and Lee here.

I hope that you can get crafty with us starting on Saturday! Woot Woot!!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Oh Crab!...PS Sparks Cool Shades/MFW Birthday Card Challenge

Holy crow! This is my third post today! I have a quick card to share for the Paper Smooches Cool Shades challenge and the Moxie Fab World's Birthday Card challenge:

the inside:

Here's the colors from the Sparks challenge:

This was pretty quick to put together. I stamped the crab (thanks Barb!) in red ink on red paper then added googly eyes. (He looks so cute!) I notched the corners of the kraft panel with decorative scissors in a scalloped design, inked the edges then embossed. Die cut the streamer, and stamped it. Adhered everything with foam squares. Finished the inside and that's all she wrote.

Ok, I'm really done for tonight! Have a great evening!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Chubby Chum Pals, Streamers, Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Rhubarb Stalk, Nautical Blue; Clear Snap - Chestnut Roan
DP: Echo Park - Metropolitan Dots & Stripes
Card stock: Recollections
Adhesives: SA by 3L - 3D foam squares, MyStik
Accessories: Grand Calibur, Paper Smooches - Streamers die; Cuttlebug EF - James Set; Provo Craft scalloped scissors; Googly eyes from stash

MFW- Birthday sketch challenge

To stamp or not to stamp. That is the question. Well, that's the challenge, anyway, that goes along with this sketch for the Moxie Fab World's Birthday sketch challenge:

To make a card using stamps only, or make a card that doesn't use any stamps. Me? I love a good challenge, so I did both! Here's what I came up with:

Here's the no stamp card:

and the inside

A little card stock, some patterned paper, and stickers. Woo Hoo!

Here's my stamping only card:

the inside

Sorry for the wonky picture of the inside. When I flipped it over, it just kept falling flat. Grrrrr! Anyway, I stamped 3 beer mugs, colored and fussy cut. The white panel was stamped with a diamond background stamp. I didn't ink it up good since I wanted a grungy look to it. Stamped Happy Birthday, and adhered the panel and mugs with foam squares. The inside was stamped in Versa Mark and embossed in white.

That's all I have for now. Have a great day!

Supplies - bee birthday card
DP: MME - Follow Your Heart
Card stock: WRMK
Adhesives: SA by 3L - 3D foam squares
Accessories: Slice die cutting machine & Basics 1 cartridge (hexigons); Jolee's Boutique - bee stickers; SRM stickers - sentiments, dots

Supplies - beer mugs birthday card
Stamps: Paper Smooches - A Magical Spring, Birthday Sampler, Graffiti; Inkadinkado - diamonds background
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel, Tangelo; Versa Mark; Staz On - Jet Black
Card stock: Recollections
Adhesive: SA by 3L - 3D foam squares
Accessories: Marvy Uchida markers; Fiskars corner rounder; Stampendous white EP; heat gun

MFW-Tuesday Trigger - A little romance

Good morning all! I have a card to share. Something I made that's so, vintage. So girly. So not me! LOL! This is my take on Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger: A Little Romance.

The inside:

Here's the inspiration picture:

Gorgeous, isn't it? Very Victorian and girly girly! I went shopping in my stash and came across this printed vellum from Webster's Pages. The lace was originally white, but I sponged Antique Linen distress ink on it - worked like a charm! I die cut two flowers from pink felt and cream card stock. I edged the card stock flower with rose chalk ink and glued pearls to the inside of both. The gray flower bud was cut from a sprig. The leaves were cut free hand then bent slightly for dimension. Shopping my stash again found me that cool pearl/rhinestone swirl. Score! Die cut and stamped the streamer, then adhered everything together. A bit more vellum, lace and stamping and the inside was done also!

Well, I guess it's time to get some more yard work done. We are finally getting some cooler weather. I had to put it on hold because of the Africa hot weather we've been getting. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an enjoyable day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Kinfolk, Streamers, Woofers & Tweeters (heart), Pretty Momma, Digits (Happy B-day)
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Ranger DI - Fired Brick, Antique Linen; Clear Snap - Rose
DP: Webster's Pages vellum - Country Estate
Card stock: DCWV - frosted white; Recollections - white, cream; green scrap
Adhesives: SA by 3L - Crafty Power Tape; Helmar 450 adhesive; American Crafts - foam dots
Accessories: Simplicity lace; Grand Calibur; MFT - Rolled Rose Die-Namics; Paper Smooches - streamers die; Prima - pearl/rhinestone swirl; Studio 112 - lg pearl; Creative Charms - sm pearl; Webster's Pages - gray flower; felt from stash

Friday, July 19, 2013

Deepest Sympathy...MM#302 & CTD#251

Hello! I'm back with my second post today! I'm using the sketch from Mojo Mondays #302 and the colors from Color Throwdown #251:

Here's another angle:

...and the inside:

The inspiration:

I made the main panel by smearing broken china and peeled paint DI on my craft mat, spritzing some water, then laying the panel in the mess. Once dry, I tore the edge of some scrap paper, covered most of the panel with it and dabbed rich cocoa on the edge to make the 'land'. Then I stamped the trees. Instead of ribbon, I broke out my Sew Easy to make that border. (Love it!) I added the eagle sticker, then I adhered all the panels, using foam squares under the brown panel. I decided that this was going to be a sympathy card (yeah, we all need them) so I used this beautiful sentiment and finished with Deepest Sympathy under it.

So that's all for now. The fur baby wants a walk now, and I can't deny him that. (or anything!) LOL! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day! TGIF!!

Stamps: Inkadinkado (trees); Unity Stamps July 2012 KOM (Anyone can...); Hero Arts - Everyday Sayings (Deepest Sympathy)
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Ranger DI - Peeled Paint, Broken China
DP: MME - Everyday Tango
Card stock: Bazzill Basics (brown, dark blue); Recollections (light blue, white)
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares
Accessories: WRMK - Sew Easy; DMC floss; Imagine Crafts sponge dauber; Momenta - Eagle sticker


...and good morning to you all! I made this card a few days ago, but am just getting to posting it.

Here is the inside:

So, this started out as CAS(E) this Sketch #36, but after I made that window of rhinestones, I just couldn't make myself cover it up! This was a labor of love, as I have a mason jar full of rhinestones, which I dumped out and fished for the three colors I needed to make this card! I glued them down on a scrap of card stock then adhered to the card base. After die cutting the window, I traced around the frame with a marker, stamped hello then adhered with foam dots. (rounding one corner first!) Stamped the inside and I was done!

I have one more post so I hope you hang out until I get it typed! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Flap Happy; Hero Arts - Everyday Sayings
Ink: Memento - Gray Flannel
Card stock: The Paper Co. (plum); Recollection (white)
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik; Helmar 450 adhesive; American Crafts foam dots
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Labels 16 Nesties; rhinestones from my stash; Marvy Uchida Plum marker; Fiskars corner rounder

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Happy Birthday.../CTD#250

I excel at procrastination! Got 1-1/2 hours to get this entered for Color Throwdown #250. Nothing like waiting until the 11th hour to get 'r done! LOL!

the inside:

Here is the inspiration:

Ok, this is a super CAS card. But I like it. And that's all that matters! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening....what's left of it! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Digits, Daisies & Paisleys, Hullabaloo
Ink: Memento - Cantaloupe, Teal Zeal; Ranger DI - Antique Linen
Card stock: Paper Smooches (melon); Recollections (white)
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares
Accessories: Fiskars corner rounder; Rhinestones from my stash

Monday, July 15, 2013

It's a Paper Smooch-Off!!!

Hi all! I have a fun post today. My Evil Doublemint twin, Jessi Fogan, of OneCraftyMama and I were talking one day and decided that since we both are obsessed, I mean, love Paper Smooches stamps, that we should do a Paper Smooch-Off! So, having figured out which sets we both own, we decided the only rule would be to use one stamp from two different, pre-determined sets. Free reign on anything else. No time limit, just to let each other know when they were ready to post. (to make sure any DT duties were taken care of first) Her son Connor, decreed that Zoo Crew and Green Acres should be used.

Holy moly! I swear I sat for a few days, starring at these sets side by side, thinking what the heck am I going to do with them!? They're soooo different! Finally inspiration struck when I glanced at the Slang Gang set and saw the "Sup?". My thought process went like this: Sup? up. height. What's tall. The giraffe!! Ok, one down. What's short? The hen? Nope. The chick! The chick could be saying 'Sup?' to the giraffe! Ok, going with that!

Since the chick talks on the front of my card, it went without saying that the giraffe should talk back on the inside:

My only problem was that the chick stamp faces the opposite direction. I fixed that by kissing it to another rubber stamp, using a marker to go over the image then stamping again on my water color paper. (I still had to go over it again with the marker) After stamping, I colored and fussy cut the chick and giraffe. After adhering the panels on my card base, they were adhered with foam dots. I die cut the word bubble, stamped "Sup?" and adhered with foam dots. In keeping with the height theme, I die cut a couple clouds, adhering one of them slightly off the card. (I just liked how it looked!) Stamped the inside and wham bam thank you ma'am! Done!

Ok, so if you haven't already done so, please go check out Jessi's card and leave us comments to let us know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

Edited: Ok, Jessi totally rocked this challenge! How can one ever compare to hippo birdie two ewe?!!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Green Acres, Zoo Crew, Slang Gang, He Said She Said
PS Dies: Word Bubbles, Clouds
DP: DCWV - Green Stack; scrap (blue)
Card stock: Bazzill Basics
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik; Elmer's extra strength glue stick; American Crafts Dots
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Marvy Uchida markers; Strathmore water color paper; Fiskars corner rounder

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunflowers and Sunshine.../SOS#109 & TMS#206

Happy Sunday morning to you all! I hope that you've been enjoying your weekend so far! I have a card to share that I made for both the Shopping Our Stash #109 (Summer theme or summer colors) and Tuesday Morning Sketches #206 challenges:

The inside:

Here are the sketches you could pick from. I used the bottom right sketch for my card.

I chose to use sunflowers as my summer theme. I broke out a stamp set that I've had for over a year but never inked it before now. Yeah, I know, it's sad. And I have many more that haven't been inked either. I've vowed to start using instead of hoarding them! LOL! I stamped the image on water color paper, and again on patterned paper. I did something new: I colored patterned paper. Not something that I'd recommend as the ink and blending sticks tend to make the paper pill. I had to tweeze the itty bitty strings off. After coloring, I fussy cut the dress from the patterned paper and glued to the other image. I embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder, then added the rhinestones. Finished the inside and I was done!

That's it for now. I hope you enjoy your day today and thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: MFT - Sunflower WTG, More Essential Sentiments
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black, Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versa Mark
DP: Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting (sunflowers); October Afternoon - Seaside (dress)
Card stock: Bazzill Basics
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares; Elmer's extra strength glue stick
Accessories: Strathmore water color paper; Grand Calibur, Std. Large Nesties; MFT - Mini Monarch border Die-Namics; Marvy Uchida markers; Recollections rhinestones; Stampendous white EP; heat gun

Friday, July 12, 2013


Hello again! This is my second post today. I made a couple cards last night and for this one I used Freshly Made Sketch #94:

Here is the inside:

and the sketch:

What a great CAS sketch! I'm sure to be using this one again! The sentiment panel is adhered with foam squares, as is the kitty after fussy cutting it. (I stamped it twice, on both gray and white card stock, fussy cut the teeth and eyes, then glued them to the gray image.) A little shading with a gray marker finished the kitty.

Now for some more housework...yay! NOT! The floors are mopped and carpet vacuumed. Now I need to find the will power to do some dusting. BLAH! I swear I'm allergic to housework. I hope that you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Simply Said, Nine Lives
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel; Clear Snap - Chestnut Roan
DP: American Crafts - Color Crush
Card stock: Core'Dinations (teal); Recollections (gray, white)
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares; Elmer's extra strength glue stick
Accessories: Marvy Uchida marker - Lt. Gray

Hope Your Day Rocks!

Good morning and TGIF!!! I want to share a card I made just for fun. I do have someone in mind for this. One of my neighbors is celebrating his birthday today, and he happens to be a radio announcer, so I made an artistic version of a sound board on his card! (Yes, I know, it's a major stretch!) LOL! Check it out:

Here's the inside:

He's also a major Orioles fan, so, except for the red, I kept the card in the O's colors. On the main panel, I drew a light line in pencil to line up the yellow 'lights', then stamped orange and red randomly above it. I drew a line using a pen under the lights, then stamped the play/stop/reverse, etc. icons. I tried stamping the sentiment in Clear Snap orange chalk ink then covering with clear embossing powder, but I over heated one side of it. Grrrr!!! Oh well. I finished the inside and was done!

This set has such fun stamps for scene building. If you have it, break it out and get crafty! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Be Boppin, Digits (Happy Birthday)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, Dandelion, Lady Bug; Clear Snap - Orange; Versa Mark
Card stock: DCWV card base; Recollections - black, white
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik
Accessories: American Crafts - bold Slick Writer pen; Stampendous clear EP; heat gun; Fiskars corner rounder

Monday, July 8, 2013

Have a Ball.../PS Sparks Designer Drafts/CTD#249

Happy Monday (?) everyone! I hope those of you in the USA had a safe and fun 4th of July, and my Canadian friends had a fantastic Canada Day last week! We decided not to go anywhere on the 4th, just hang out and relax. At night we were able to watch the local fireworks display from the air conditioned, bug free comfort of one of the upstairs bedroom windows! Woo Hoo!!

Anyhooo, today I want to share a card I made using the Paper Smooches Designer Drafts sketch and the colors from Color Throwdown #249:

Here is the inside:

and the inspiration:

I pretty much followed the sketch exactly. I thought of this jar as sitting out on a picnic table so I found this cute red gingham paper to use as table cloth! I used the jar, straws and sentiment, as well as the jar die from the Crystal Clear set. The jar was die cut from vellum, stamped and colored. I used a white Gelly Roll marker to add highlights. After I adhered the jar to the main panel, I pierced a hole on each side of the top part and threaded twine around it then tied a bow. The sentiment was heat embossed in white. I finished the inside with more gingham and stamped Happy Birthday and I was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to play along with these challenges! Have a fantastic day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Crystal Clear, Birthday Sampler
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black; Memento - Teal Zeal, Lady Bug; Versa Mark
DP: MME - Quite Contrary Jack & Jill (red gingham); Echo Park - Metropolis Dots & Stripes 
Card Stock: Recollections (white, vellum); Bazzill Basics (blue)
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik; Glue Dots; Scotch Vellum Tape; Elmer's extra strength glue stick; American Crafts foam dots
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches - Crystal Clear 1 Die; Marvy Uchida markers; Doodlebug twine; Stampendous white EP; rhinestones from my stash; heat gun; piercing tool

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Nancy Drew.../MM#300

Good Morning my peeps! Hope you are all having a relaxing day so far. I have a card I'd like to share with you all. I made it using the Mojo Monday's sketch #300:

Here is the inside:

and the sketch:

While I'm at it, I'm also going to enter this at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Mojo Monday celebration.

Yep, went with a sassy inside sentiment! LOL! I printed that from the computer. It's been a while since I've made a card with so many layers. I'm more of a CAS or, as Savannah O'Gwynn coined, a CAKS (clean and kind of simple - LOVE THAT!) card maker. This card has 11 layers! (13 if you include the button and string!) Holy Crow! All the panel edges except the main one were inked with Vintage Photo DI before I backed them on black card stock. And did you catch that I used a button?! I have a mason jar full of them, and I barely use them. Note to self: start using your stash!!!

Well, I think the Hubs and I are going to go see the movie Despicable Me 2 today. I loved the first one and can't wait to see this sequel! I hope that you have a fantastic day in what ever you decide to do! Have fun!

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Nancy Drew
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: October Afternoon - 9 to 5
Card stock: Recollections (kraft, black); Bazzill Basics (black)
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares; Glue Dots
Accessories: Marvy Uchida markers; Grand Calibur; Sm. & Lg. Standard Circle Nesties; Strathmore Water Color Paper, October Afternoon - button; string from my stash; inside sentiment printed from Microsoft Office

Saturday, July 6, 2013

You're Swell...Paper Smooches Sparks-Trend Watch July 2013

Hope those living in the States enjoyed a fun Independence Day! We just hung out and relaxed. We even were able to see the local fireworks from one of our upstairs windows. Didn't need to battle with bugs, noise or drunks! It was fabulous! LOL!

Well, as usual, I'm waiting until almost the last minute to enter a card in a challenge. Story of my life! LOL! This one is for the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge: Trend Watch:

and the inside:

Here is the inspiration photo: Ocean

What a gorgeous picture! So I did what most everyone else did: I made an underwater scene! I used different scraps of paper and the Borders 1 die to make my "water". (Yay, less scraps!) The rocks I stamped twice, one being on scrap to be fussy cut and used as a mask. I placed it over the second stamped image then stamped the coral over it. Colored the rocks then fussy cut that out and stuck it to the bottom corner with some Glue Dots. I used the coordinating dies for the fish and jellyfish, stamped then colored. I also stamped, colored and fussy cut the starfish and crab. (Note: since I live in Maryland, I made the crab a Maryland Blue Crab! LOL!) Finished the inside with another sentiment and the whale and I called it a day!

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment; I read them all and really appreciate them! Have a great rest of the evening!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Briny Blue, Surf & Turf
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Nautical Blue
DP: Scraps from Graphic 45, MME, EK Success, Echo Park, & Heidi Grace Designs
Card stock: Recollections; David Tutera card base
Strathmore Water Color Paper
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares; Glue Dots
Accessories: Paper Smooches - Border 1, Briny Blue 1 & 2 dies; Grand Calibur; Marvy Uchida Markers

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

You're the Bomb/RS#70

Good morning all! It's raining here. Again. Does anyone on the east coast remember what a sunny day looks like? Anyone? My yard looks so much like a jungle from all the rain we've been getting. It's not that it's coming down in buckets, just that it's enough that you can't run the lawn mower or hedge trimmers. Just when you think you can use those, BAM!, more rain! Geesh!

Anyhoo, here is the card I made using Retro Sketches #70:

...the inside:

Here's the sketch I based it off of:

As I was looking at the sentiments on the Paper Smooches set: Slang Gang, "you're the bomb" caught my eye. Then I had the idea to cut out a circle for a bomb. Once I die cut it, I cut a little notch for the top. I pierced a hole close to the edge to run the twine through, but was too close and it ripped. DOH! All was not lost: I 'McGyvered' it (Anyone else watch that show? I loved it! LOL!) with some scotch tape on the back side! Speaking of McGyvering things, see that 'spark' sort of stamp at the end of the wick? That's the 'leaves' from the tomato pin cushion on the Needle Little Love set by Paper Smooches! Cool Beans!! LOL! I used some gold Stickles to color in the spark and the tip of the wick, then used it to hold the wick in place. I used a tiny spot of Glossy Accents to shape the wick how I wanted it to look on the card. After I stamped and embossed the sentiment, I added the main panel to the card base with some 3D foam squares. For the inside, I die cut another circle, using the negative from that, I cut the little top out and taped it from the back side. Stamped Happy Birthday, cut a tiny 'V' in the top where the twine came out from (taped to the back side). Added some more Stickles to the end of the wick. Once everything was dry I adhered to the card. (Wow, I just read back what I typed, and even though it looks like it took forever to make, this card came together pretty quickly! LOL!)

Thanks for hanging in till the end of my wind bag of a post! LOL! Hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Slang Gang, Needle Little Love, Hullabaloo
Ink: Versa Mark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: American Crafts - Color Crush
Card stock: Bazzill Basics
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Small Std. Circle Nestie; Doodlebug twine; Ranger - gold Stickles; Stampendous white EP; heat gun; Glossy Accents

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Hey Girlie!.../SBS - Summer Fairy challenge

Good Morning Peeps! I'm back to share a card I made for the Simply Betty Stamps Summer Fairy challenge. Betty is very generous in that she gives you a free digi stamp to use! The catch is that you must be a member of the Facebook fan page, and, you must use the stamp for that challenge. Joining is free so, seriously, it's a no brainer! For this challenge, we are prompted to create our own back ground - but you can't use stamps to make it or just use patterned paper either. Here's my take on the challenge:

...and the inside:

Meet Summer the Fairy! Isn't she gorgeous?! Love her! I colored her with my Marvy Uchida markers, used Stickles on the wings, and once dry fussy cut her. For my background, I took Broken China and Peeled Paint DI, swiped them on a craft mat, spritzed water on it then lay a white card stock panel on top of the mess. This was the first time I tried this, so I made a couple panels. Once dry I doodled some pine trees on one of the panels, but I really disliked how it came out. I didn't want to waist the panel so that was used on the inside. ☺ Summer is popped up on foam squares and I added some rhinestones to add some more bling!

While I'm at it, I'm going to enter this in the Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge.

The background technique I tried was so much fun, I'll be trying that again! Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

Stamps: SBS- Summer digi; MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Ink: Ranger DI - Peeled Paint, Broken China; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Card stock: Bazzill (black); Recollections (white)
Strathmore Water Color Paper
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares
Accessories: Marvy Uchida markers; Studio 112 rhinestones; Ranger Stickles
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