Stampin' Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge! Join me!

Happy Friday my sweet stampin’ friends!  I can’t believe that today is the final Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenge, can you?  I have been doing sketch challenges for a couple of years and have had so much sharing new layouts with you.  Don’t be sad though!  I have something NEW planned but let’s get started with our final Sketch Challenge for the weekend!


Some things to remember about the challenge….

  • The colors mean nothing –get creative!
  • The banners could be a stamped image, Designer Series Paper, or an embossed image

So, your challenge is to create something with this layout and then mail it to a friend!  What good is a card that you keep to yourself?


My birthday was Monday and the celebrating has continued not just with ice cream every night but now with some weekend birthday cards!  

I created this bright and fun card for a friend of mine using the Sweet Stack stamp set.

Does it look familiar?  Check out page 19 of the Stampin’ Up catalog.  Does anyone else use the catalog for inspiration? 

I love adding embossing to cards.  The Festive embossing folder was perfect for my card.  And of course, bling!  Red Glimmer Paper and the gold sequin trim!

Want to create this HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY card?  Use what you have, Order what you need. Just Click a Pic! 


Birthday Blast is one of my favorite bundles in the Occasions catalog.  Sharon created this fabulous card.

The Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper Stack is absolutely gorgeous, isn’t it?

Cards are never complete without bling!  The star thinlit was created with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Trust me when I say this card is amazing in person!

Want to create this HAPPY BIRTHDAY card?  Here’s what you need. Just Click a Pic!


*Also available in Wood MountBorder

I do hope that you all have enjoyed the Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild Weekend Challenges over the last couple of years.  I will still share sketches from time to time so they aren’t gone for good.  I still love sketch inspiration and I know you do too.  

Before I go, just a reminder that today is also the last day of Sale-a-Bration. <sigh>  I love this time of year and seeing you guys get your hands on FREE stamps, Designer Paper, and accessories.  It’s a wonderful promotion that Stampin’ Up has done for years and years.  If you didn’t get a chance to take advantage of Sale-a-Bration, do it today!  I want you to have free stuff too!  For every $50 you spend you can choose one of the free items in our Sale-a-Bration catalog – DOWNLOAD IT HERE plus here are a couple of additions!


Christina has been busy over the past month working with the Sooner Theatre in Norman, OK on a fabulous musical, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”.  You might know the movie (starring Michael Cain and Steve Martin).  GREAT movie and so funny but the musical is even better. Tonight is opening night and Mr. Awesome and I will be there, 3rd row!

Christina is playing Jolene, a girl from…. wait for it…. Oklahoma!  The song that she sings in the show…. wait for it….Oklahoma!  Not the Oklahoma you might be thinking.  This song is hilarious.  Her character is super sweet on the outside but a vicious gold digger on the inside.

She also gets to be in a lot of the ensemble numbers too and we are so excited to go see her shine tonight!

I am going to close up the blog for the weekend but I will see you all back here on Monday!

Have a wonderful weekend my stamping peeps!  


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