Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy Birthday!: A Drunken Stampers Challenge

♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫
♫ Happy Birthday to you ♫
♫ Happy Birthday Dear Drunken Stampers!♫
♫ Happy Birthday to you! ♫

That's right! This week we celebrate the first birthday of Drunken Stampers!

It hardly seems possible that it's been one little year ago the Drunken Stampers pub opened and invited all of us in for a chat and a challenge.

They've helped us meet stampers across the world, and gave me my first-ever Design Team home.

They gave us a sketch challenge and an inchie challenge, two techniques and creative avenues that were new to me at the time, and 50 other fun, interesting and daring challenges.

This week's challenge asks only that you help us celebrate the birthday of Drunken Stampers by joining the party!

My challenge piece for the week includes a nod to the prior years' sketch and inchie challenges as well as the April 2010 challenge for Earth Day which asked us to use a magazine or newspaper clipping.

All of that is rounded out with another new-to-me technique: The sentiment on this notebook is dymo embossed card stock which has been edge inked and colored.

I learned this idea only last week from Drunken Stampers' co-owner Spike -- just a little proof that you can see something amazing and wonderful and inspiring every week at Drunken Stampers!


  1. Huge congratulations to everyone.
    Terrific page, love it. Annette x

  2. Happy Birthday everyone, Its a fabtastic page with a beautiful sentiment. xx

  3. What a wonderful way to say, "Happy Birthday." Fantastic page! Have a great Sunday!

  4. CB you are so the spirit that embodies DS! I remember when you really wanted to play in a DS challenge but didn't have or was just figuring out how to blog! (Peg and I were ecstatic that DS inspired you to play and blog about it! You should have heard that phone conversation! hehe) Now look at this gorgeous blog that has flourishes in the last year! It's awesome!
    I'm touched with all the thought that went into your project and it confirms that we made the right decision! We are honoured to have you a part of DS and here to celebrate our first year!!
    Thanks for being YOU!!
    Much love and hugs!


  5. this is an awesome l/o..and very inspirational to me..having the courage to always take that next step..
    Happy Birthday Drunken Stampers!!
    a year!! o my..
    tfs your project..loves ya

  6. Such a wonderful combo of challenges from the past year! We are so glad that you are part of our little family! Here's to another wonderful year!

  7. Hi CB this a such a touching and wonderful project. What a way to pay homage to Drunken Stampers on their birthday. I am so happy to have joined this talented little family of crafters. Here is to another year. :-)