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Good morning everyone!  I got up bright and early to create this weekend’s Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge and I learned something very important… Coffee before Stamping.  I think Stampin’ Up needs a stamp that says that, don’t you?

This weekend’s sketch was so fun to work with!  I love the layout and the clean & simple look of it.

July 31, 2015
This weekend’s sketch has SO many possibilities!  

  • The square can be Designer Paper, embossed cardstock or stamped!
  • The circle can be a flower, a framelit, anything!
  • The monogram can be a sentiment or a punched image – get creative!

So, your challenge is…..over the weekend create something with this layout, share your creations on the Facebook group, and enjoy some great feedback from other Wild Girls.  Our group of ‘wild’ stampers is now over 2,100 strong!  

C’mon, you’re going to need some creative time this weekend!  Why not play along?

Are you part of the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group?  If not, come join in on the fun and be inspired by stampers from all over the world! 

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Here is what I created for this Weekend’s Challenge…

I kinda missed the mark on the challenge since the monogram was supposed to be stamped on the center cardstock but that is what I love about the Weekend Challenges.  They are just there to inspire!  You create whatever you want but the sketch is there to get your started.  

It would have helped if I would have brought my iPad into my stamp room to see the sketch when I made it.  Yes, my stampin’ peeps, this is what happens when you stamp before coffee.  Luckily the final card still turned out nice.

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I think Larger Than Life is my all time favorite alphabet stamp set.  It’s SO classic yet trendy!  What’s not to love about that bold image!

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You can’t really see it well in the photo but the black cardstock is embossed with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder.  I love how this card turned out.  I was tempted to just “keep going and keep adding” but I looked at it and said, “Nope, clean and simple is the way to go.”

Here are the Stampin’ Up products I used on this card.  Did you notice that Larger Than Life also includes the numbers?  I LOVE that!


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This card was a happy mistake.  I had a piece of scrap Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper sitting on my desk so that’s what I went with.  I then designed the card around the DSP.

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I love how the “happy” turned out.  This is actually 2 different stamp sets — Epic Alphabet and Cottage Greeting.  I love the font in the word ‘happy’ but the stamp said Happy Birthday.  I just covered the word ‘birthday’ with scotch tape and inked the stamp, removed the tape and voila, I have just ‘happy’.  

A little bit of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine and my card was done.

Here are the products I used on my HAPPY card….

I hope that you will join me in creating this weekend.  It’s a great sketch and remember, you don’t have to follow the sketch exactly…just look at my samples.  I totally missed the mark!  lol  But it’s all good…. it all about getting the creative juices flowing!

Well, that wraps it up for me today but guess what?  I will have a post for you tomorrow!  I am excited to share in the International “You Can Create It” challenge.  I will also reveal the August “Let’s Get Creative” exclusive video & tutorial.  I am SO excited about the project for August and I know you will love it too.

I leave you with this picture I saw on Facebook this morning.  It pretty much sums up my morning.  lol

CoffeeMugPoem
Have a wonderful Friday everyone and I will see you tomorrow!