Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sponging with The Stamping Boutique: A Drunken Stampers Challenge

This week at Drunken Stampers we are sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and we have a question for you: Are you sponge worthy?

Good heavens silly ... sponge as in the thing from the bottom of the ocean filled with holes and valleys and such that make for such wonderful dabbing tools for paint and ink. To what did you think sponge referred?

You people watch too many Jerry Seinfeld reruns.

OK, so as I noted we have a sponsor this week and each of us at the Drunken lounge got to try out a Stamping Boutique image with our very own homemade spongy backgrounds.

I chose the fun Busy Bees image and would have finished my card on the very first time 'round except I couldn't sponge a background that made me happy: The adorable and wonderful image ... that I immediately finished digi-inking and trimming with no trouble.

Well, it didn't actually start that easily. It was a royal pain in the ... it was super tough ... just to choose an image from all of the great options.

Have you been to The Stamping Boutique? Have you been to The Stamping Boutique Challenge blog? You've probably visited them a million times already, but in case you have not: Check out this mini bio from Boutique owner and artist Tracey Malnofski:

"My team and I are very happy to sponsor Drunken Stampers! My store has been open since September 2009. I am currently a stamp artist for Unity Stamp Co. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed."

"The Stamping Boutique is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality, as well as their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best."

Can you believe that between all of that Tracey also manages to keep up a busy on-line shop and design new art? Me neither. Her middle name must be Superwoman.

At the very least it's Really Nice Woman since she's offering three digis to the winning submission at Drunken Stampers this week! All you have to do to be in the drawing is create a brand new piece using our sponging theme, post it and add it to this week's Mr. Linky at Drunken Stampers before midnight Friday, April 8, 2011 (and, of course, make sure it's only entered for the Drunken Stampers challenge -- no combined challenges this week).

Alright, have you formulated a response yet? And? Are you? Sponge worthy?


  1. Sometimes I truly am a brain cloud! I kept looking at the card and trying so hard to figure out where the bees were! Then I saw the real deal! Your sponged backgrounds are light and airy and fabulously perfect! Sweet as can bee image you chose! Lovely card!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Terrific card and spongy delicious. If I get a free moment will get spongy. Have a great weekend, Annette x

  3. hahaha I remember that episode with Elaine, who is sponge worthy? Now get your mind outta the gutter. LOL
    Sweet card Tracy. A Bee holding a bee fairy, clever indeed.
    hugs Lynn

  4. Your card is gorgeous!!! Most people are really heaving handed with sponge painting. Yours is perfect :)))

  5. such a sweet card. love it. xo