Midnight Madness DT Mission StatementHome of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge We have gathered here to invite and encourage fellow crafters in sharing anddeveloping their card artistry talents. We want to celebrate the continuedgrowth, discovery and skill of mastering new products and techniques as we strive to reach our full potential.Our goal is to inspire the creativity of all who desire it. We do notdiscriminate against anyone, any style, nor the media they choose to create with. Wewill agree to embrace and control our own destination while appreciatingeach others unique qualities, talents and achievements as well asrespecting any differences in viewpoints.We have an open arms participation policy and support all that want tocreate and celebrate with us. Our space is to share, admire and takepride in showcasing each others talents.MIDNIGHT MADNESS CHALLENGES ARE TAKING A SUMMER BREAK BUT WILL BE BACK THIS FALL!
Before announcing who those lucky winners are, I just want to say thank you for all of your Birthday wishes! I had a wonderful birthday all of the month of October. I have enjoyed reading all of your comments and well wishes!
HOLIDAY BLOG CANDY STARTING SOON! ALSO because I am such a shopaholic with scrapping and card making supplies, I will be having HOLIDAY blog candy that will be running from November 10th to December 10th. I have found so many coooooo1 punches and supplies that I will be having 4 winners! If you are already a follower, all you will need to do is post a comment and link my holiday blog candy STARTING ON THE 10TH OF NOVEMBER!
Winners of my Birthday blog candy are:
#1 Canadian stamp candy is Chris D from Simple things in life. #2 Blog Candy is Terri from Terri's Cards n more #3 Martha Stewart holiday edge punch goes to Laura K from cards & butterflies
Hello and so glad you could join us for another weekly Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who play our sketch challenges and have been confronted with just that, “A Challenge” We commend all of you who have stepped out of your comfort zone and pushed through what sometimes seem to be a stretch for your imagination. The results you are coming up with are just incredible. We appreciate the feedback in regards to our sketches and strive each week to make them interesting and of course a “challenge” for you. The coming weeks will be no exception ;) Our DT has already scheduled our next Blog Hop which will be coming to you all on Dec 8th. Our Holiday Blog Hop will be a week long Hop filled with surprises and of course prizes. If you would like to help spread the word about our next hop by posting this logo on your side bar we would appreciate it. As you know, here at the Midnight Madness Blog, anything can happen. We have a “Midnight Madness Prize Patrol” that will be on the look out for our “Special Midnight Madness Holiday Blog Hop Logo” If one of our team members spots this special logo, your name will go into a special drawing. (playing our challenges is NOT required for these prizes) We will be looking for our MM Holiday Logo from NOW until the Holiday Blog Hop starts.
We will be awarding an appreciation gift every week to one lucky person until our Holiday Blog Hop is launched, so the search starts NOW!!…good luck!!!
MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE AWARD Each week we are awarding a special Badge Award to one person for their outstanding sketch submission. If you would like to be considered for this award, please make sure your card link is posted to Mr. Linky by Sunday of each week. This is our way of let you know how wonderfully talented you are and how much we appreciate you sharing your craft with us. This week we are proud to say the“MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE” Gold Star Award goes to.....
Thank you all for playing and please help me in congratulating our “Midnight Madness Remarkables” award winners….. 14. Grace Nywening 25. Vicki (basement stamper) 44. Stephanie Hester
OUR MMSC25 WEEKLY BONUS SPONSOR IS.....
Shawnefrom our very own DT, has her own stamp line and has very generously offered up a $25 Gift Voucher to the store that features her line. Here is a little bit about Shawne in her own words…..
" I wish there were something exceptional for me to say but I'm afraid I'm really extraordinarily ordinary. I wish I could claim to have a degree in the arts or graphic design but I don't. I've just always loved to draw and paint. I think I'm like most of you out there. A crafter at heart. I used to call myself a SAHM but the term seemed like an unfair assessment of my life, since most of us work around the clock and so I began calling myself a WAHM. So I am a wife and WAHM of four beautiful daughters, I love my life but wanted something of my own. Cardmaking became a creative outlet for me and a way to get back in touch with myself. A few years later fate led me to Clear Dollar Stamps and I became an Illustrator for them. It was a dream come true. The kind of job I pretended to have as a child! I'm inspired by my surrounding and things that I love which I guess is pretty typical of an artist. I happen to be surrounded by little girl's so most of my work is child like and girly. Growing up some of my favorite times were spent at the beach or on my family's farm. I get a lot of inspiration for my drawings from there too! "
Today, many of our MMSC25 Design Team cards were made with *Shawne’s images. To see all of the wonderful designer projects go to The Home of the Midnight Madness Sketches!You can check out Shawne's complete line HERE. Our MMSC25 Weekly Bonus Winner will win $25 Gift Voucher redeemable at Clear Dollar Stamps donated by Shawne...Thank you Shawne.
For the sketch challenge, I altered a journal. I decided to also make a coordinating card for this fun journal. This beautiful pink glittery paper is from the Disney line and thought that it was perfect for Shawne's images of Princess Rosebud and her rose carriage! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your thoughts about my projects!
This is my Birthday month and I have a lot of candy up for the taking! I decided to split everything up so that I can have 2 winners! All you have to do is follow me, leave a comment here and post this blog candy to your sidebar. If you don't have a blog, you please tell at least 3 people about my candy via email. Just send a copy of your email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The drawing will be October 31st in the late afternoon! Good luck everyone!
I WILL BE LEAVING THIS POST AT THE TOP OF MY BLOG UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MY ALTERED JOURNAL FOR MMSC 25! and my challenge card for pixie cottage
This is my design card for the MMSC 24 sketch. I used this cute little pixie fairy image from Dottie's World. Her name is Lily and she is just such a pretty digi image. I used watercolors as well as copic markers and stickles for her coloring.
Pixie Cottage Challenge This is my card that I completed for the Pixie Cottage Challenge. My friend Eileen designed this stamp so I just had to make another card with it. I think it is just too cute! As you can tell I just flipped it on the side to accommodate the rectangle shape!
Isn't this little frog soooo cute! This is a stamp that my friend Elaine created! Elaine is a very talented scrapbook layout designer and is just now having her images made into rubber stamps for us to enjoy! This is one of her lovely stamps that is now available at Pixie Cottage! She also has several Christmas stamps coming out soon!!! I can hardly wait! I made this card for my best friend Lesia, who is just getting into stamping!
Welcome to Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop. Here at Midnight Madness we are celebrating "you" our players and welcoming those of you who are new with a fun and exciting blog hop. We have TWENTY FIVE exciting prizes to give away. As a matter of fact, here is the list of how we are giving away these prizes:
One Grand prize random drawing 350th BRAND NEW Sketch Player SPECIAL Prize 11 "Cards from the Crypt" (picked by our DT members from MMSC archives) 12 random Package winners drawn
You have until Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12 p.m. Midnight EST to leave your name in Mr. Linky at Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog to be eligible for the prizes. Prize winners will be notified at the end of the week.
If you would like to be entered in Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop prizes and you DO NOT have a blog, you still can participate. You will have to follow these directions below:
1. Leave a comment on the Midnight Madness Blog Hop comment section with your email address, first name and last name initial. 2. Link up to Mr. Linky with first name and last name initial and in the URL space enter this address http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/
In order to have a chance at winning any of the prizes, you must gather a secret phrase along the Blog Hop. Each Design Team Member will have a particular word or words listed on their blog and as long as you visit them in order, you will have the secret phrase at the end. If you are picked as a Prize winner you will be contacted by email and you must email back the secret phrase WITHIN 48 HOURS to claim your prize. If by any chance the 350th BRAND NEW player or any of the "Cards for the Crypt" winners are not claimed, then those prizes will be added to the random winners drawn. To start off, you must begin at Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog! If you have not started there, I suggest you go back and begin again...you don't want to miss out on the Prizes! If you have arrived from Jane at The Paper Affair, then you are on the correct course. If you want a chance to win you will have to follow the instructions listed above. Thank you and have fun on the Hop!
Meet the Midnight Madness Design Team
We thought it would be fun to feature in this section of our blog hop something to help you get to know the design team members and for us to get to know you. We have all chosen some questions with answers we wanted to share with you, our valued challenge players and new visitors, about ourselves. You are welcomed to leave a comment here at my blog and tell us something about you. So here are some interesting things about me!
I absolutely cannot craft without my cutter bee scissors. I love the sharp points on these great little scissors and as I do a lot of layering on my images, these scissors are invaluable to me. If my house was on fire, I would definitely rescue my tool carrier, I have so many wonderful tools that are within arms reach, and all organized in my carrier complete with a Lazy Susan. As I work full time outside the home, my favorite time to create my cards and paper piecings is after 9:00 and when everyone else has gone to bed. I am often up until 12:00 midnight or even 1 a.m.! I love my diet mountain dew and often have it with me in my craft studio for those late nights! When I go to yard or garage sales, I love to find rubber stamps, storage containers, and craft papers to add to my collection! Lastly, my hero would be President Ronald Reagan. Although he was one of the best Presidents of all time, the reason that he is my "hero" is because of the way he treated his wife Nancy throughout their marriage. This is a man who had a love affair with his wife, his whole life!
Cards from the Crypt
For something a little fun to honor our Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Players we thought we would go back into the Crypt of archived challenges and pick some of our favorites to feature here. Our winners will need to do the blog hop and collect a word from each of the blogs to collect the winning phrase and place their name in Mr. Linky at Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog! We will email you when we verify that you have entered your name in Mr. Linky, you will need to email back the phrase in order to qualify for your prize. Even if your card has been chosen from the Crypt you are still eligible for the Grand Prize and Random Drawings.
My pick from the Crypt of Archived Challenges is from challenge #16, card #52. This beauty was made by CABIO! She has faithfully made cards for our Midnight Madness Challenges! I just loved her coloring of her image and her handmade flower! Our winners will need to do the blog hop and collect a word from each of the blogs to collect the winning phrase and place their name in Mr. Linky at Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog! We will email you when we have verified that you have entered you name in Mr. Linky, you will need to email back the phrase in order to qualify for your prize. Even if you card has been chosen from the crypt, you are still eligible for the Grand Prize and Random Drawings .
For a little treat I have featured one of my favorite projects. It is simple and cute little project, but it can be used as a table favor or just as a way to give something special, for a thank you or just a thinking of you gift. Just change out a few stamps and you have a wonderful gift for any season. A tutorial for this will be available soon!
My Word for the Secret Phrase
and your next word can be found at Chris-Twinkles Glow with Stamps blog. thank you for playing in our weekly challenges and for all you support each week. We love showing off our creations to you and visiting your blogs each week to see what you have created. We hope you are enjoying this special Blog Hop and that you are finding something new along the way. Thanks for joining us today!
This week for my sketch card, I chose a digi from Dottie's World. This cute little fairy is all ready for Christmas! Make sure that you check out all of the fantastic design cards at the Home of the Midnight Madness Sketch
Here is my MMSC22 Design Card. Gurlee Girl is our sponsor this month. I really like all of Gurlee Girl stamps. This week I chose Ribbon Girl to use in a Christmas Card. I just love glitter and bling. This cute little girl is perhaps opening one of her Christmas Presents.
Hi! I am married, & have 2 fantastic sons, Adam who is 24 and Ian who is 18. After college Adam became a fitness instructor and just recently started his own fitness company ARC Fitness.
Ian graduated from High School & works at Sam's Club and goes to school at IUPUI. I have been involved in crafting and sewing for most of my life. My grandmother taught me how to sew. As early as I can remember, I have crocheted and sewed. Along with my sisters, I made and sold crafts for years at local craft shows in Indiana. I became interested in making cards awhile ago and became addicted. So much so that I converted our unused living room into a craft studio! I just LOVE making cards & scrapbooking family memories. I have learned so much from many of my fellow card makers on ebay! I do work full time in Recreation Therapy. I love working with the elderly! I have done this for over 27 years! Thanks for visiting my Blog... It is a work in process...