Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge! Join me!

I know that this weekend is going to be busy, CRAZY busy, for everyone but I wanted to share some ideas that you can use next week if you have some stamping time.  I hope the cards today will inspire you to create for those who struggle during the holidays and what a better way to do that than through a sketch challenge.

Let me share today’s Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge with you.

Some things to remember about the challenge….

  • The colors mean nothing –get creative!
  • The circle can be anything – a punched image, Designer Paper, anything!
  • The sentiment can go anywhere you’d like

Sometimes we all need a little boost to get our creative juices flowing.  That’s what the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge is all about… a place to start and let your creativity go from there.

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 at 3,800 members!  We’re having a great time on this page so join us!

CLICK HERE to join the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Facebook group


Let me share a couple of friendship cards with you using the sketch for this weekend….

Christmas is a hard time of year for many people and a card of friendship is sure to brighten someone’s day. 

The circle sentiment done in the Chalkboard technique is really fun.  And can we talk about how SWEET that Enamel Shape heart is???  It’s the perfect touch.


Want to create this Friendship Card?  Just Click a Pic!

*Also available in Wood Mount


Flamingos are my favorite and I LOVE this stamp set.  The sentiment is simple… HELLO.  Sometimes that is all someone needs to hear — a friendly and fabulous hello.

This card is going to make someone smile, I have no doubt!


Want to create this Flamingo Hello Card?  Just click a pic to order!

*Also available in Wood Mount


We can all get wrapped up in Christmas craziness but I hope that you can find a few minutes to create a card for someone who might be lonely or struggling.  A hand-stamped card in the mail just might start someone’s new year with a smile…. who can’t use a smile?

Well, today will be my last post for the week.  Just for the week!  I’ll be back on Friday the 30th for a Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge though.  For now, it’s time to shut off the computer and spend some time with family and friends.  Border

We have so much planned for this weekend and I am SOOO excited!  We will have a houseful of family here on Christmas Eve for the annual “Dirty Bingo” Gift Exchange.  Everyone brings a $25 gift and we play bingo in order to pick a gift.  If you bingo again, you get to steal a gift.  It’s a blast.  We started doing this in lieu of exchanging gifts among the adults.  Gotta love family traditions.

Speaking of Christmas Eve traditions, another is that we all drink hot tea while Christina reads the Christmas story from the Bible.  She does such a beautiful job (she is a theatre major, after all).  And even though the girls are 15 and 20, they still insist that Dad read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” while they snuggle up to him.  It’s absolutely precious.

Christmas Day we will be our little family of four and my mom.  Our church is doing a special service on Christmas Day so we will go to church as a family.  I’m looking forward to that.  Mr. Awesome has a fabulous dinner planned for that evening – prime rib and lots of side dishes (my mouth is already watering in anticipation of this meal).

Plus there are lots of great TV shows that we want to catch up on so we’re planning on living on a steady diet of popcorn and Milk Duds from the 25th on!  Thanks Netflix!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!  Enjoy this time, relax, and reflect on all the blessings God has given you… and the greatest gift God could have given the world – His Son.

Merry Christmas everyone!  Love you all!

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