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!
Welcome to my blog! We have lots of information from Midnight Madness to share with you! I hope that you will take a sneak peek at our sketches for this week and will join us! There are two different versions of the sketches to choose from, so have fun!
Our February Diva is...
Cheryl Frank We are just thrilled to have Cheryl joining us for the whole month of Feburary :) with us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. is our sponsor this week. New designs are released on the first Wednesday of the month. All of her stamps are designed and made in the USA! They are located in Northern Utah in the shadows of the Wasatch Mountains. Their stamps are all handmade by Vicki in her workshop. They strive for quality and fast/friendly customer service. Queen Kat Designs is an Angel Company. QKD stamps have taken the steps necessary to take all harsh chemicals out of their stamp making process, in fact the only chemical used is the polymer itself. Stop buy and check out her wonderful line of stamps.
This is the prize for this weeks MMSC37 bonus winner...
This is my design card for Sketch Challenge #38. I used a cute little digi from Mo's Digital Pencil for this Valentine. I used both copic markers as well as watercolors for the painting of this cute little girl. Papers were by Bo Bunny and Bazzill. I am also entering this card in the Pixie cottage challenge. This week the challenge was to create something in pink or red.
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you would like to be entered to win one of these lovely Pixie Cottage Stamps. Please follow me and post a comment below. If you are already a follower please just comment below if you would like to be entered in the drawing. There will be 2 winners of one stamp each. I will also send along a surprise package for each of the winners of an assortment of ribbons, and other cute embellishments! Drawing will be on the last day of January. Good Luck! A link to your blog with my candy offering will enter you in the drawing a second time! Once for commenting and once for linking. I will check each entry to make sure that each link is entered twice!
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While I was out blogging this afternoon, I came across this cute free digi from Wink Wink Wink Digi's. I just couldn't resist and had to make her into a card. I used copics and watercolors for her coloring. I used spellbinders to frame her and a sponging technique for some of the shading.
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me comments about my work! It is really appreciated!
Hello everyone, look what we have here! This is called a "YOUR CHOICE" Sketch challenge. We've noticed in some of your blog post when we visit, that you mention that the sketch was difficult for you, or some of you like a Clean and Simple Design. Well, we have listened to you and are presenting here for you today a chance to do our sketch challenge and you make a choice of the one you prefer. Either the CAS style or a more "Detailed" sketch for those of you who are accustomed to our ornate style. Why not enter one of each this week. We want everyone to play and have fun with our sketches-so we are offering you this as a trial.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our MMSC36 Weekly Bonus Winner is.... 31. Chef Mama Lori G.
Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 31 Timestamp: 2010-01-19 04:52:51 UTC
This Weeks (MMSC37) Bonus Sponsor is....
Thank you Charlene for your sponsorship this week. Here is her write up.....
"After getting laid off last summer I decided to follow a passion of mine, scrapbooking. I love to scrapbook and shop for scrapbook products! My desire was to be a business owner and bring the best deals out there to scrapbookers and card makers. I began this online store with a vision of "one deal a day" but it has grown into so much more! You'll find that everything is on sale all of the time! There is also a clearance section with items that are priced so low, you can't afford not to scrap!I love being able to supply all of you with sweet deals on quality scrapbooking goodies. One thing that sets me apart from other online stores too, is that I offer scrapbook classes. I hold meet-ups in the local Roseville/Rocklin, CA area where we get together and work on 12 x 12 layouts, mini albums/books, original scrap/stamp projects and cards. I will soon be posting these layouts and projects for sale in my store as well. The kits will be adorable and easy to put together! My favorite brands to sell are Cosmo Cricket, My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey, Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts, Hero Arts, Fancy Pants, Sasafrass, Prima Marketing, Hampton Art, Unity Stamp Co, and well, there are too many to list! For more information on my store and all the classes I offer, please visit my website at www.sweetscrapdeal.com or my blog http://sweetpiecesbyme.blogspot.com/ . I look forward to serving you and your scrapbook needs!"
This is the prize for this weeks MMSC37 bonus winner...
For this weeks sketch I used a wonderful vintage stamp from our sponsor D'Amour Allure. I found these great plastic treat containers from Archivers. I am making several of these for co-workers for Valentines!
This is a Valentine that I made using Faith'sfree digi's. Just under the wire. I actually have several projects in the works! So many stamps and digi's and so little time! I am looking forward to someday not working full time, so that I have more time for making my cards and projects. I just received in the mail today, wonderful templates for making treat boxes. Just in time for Valentine's day! So now I will have to find the time to actually use them!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ships worldwide and as well as stocking rubber stamps from around the world is an excellent source for your charms and flat backed pearls. We sell a fantastic range of personalised stamps and unusual ribbons like our popular Jute. Sisal and Raffia Lace. We pride ourselves in our customer service and all order received before 4pm are shipped the same day! We receive great feedback from our international customers and they are always surprised by our speedy service.
This week's PrizeRubber Stamps Bildmalarna Mimosa Heart Pot, Mimo with Tulip and Mixed bag of Charms.
**Our January Monthly Sponsor is.....
This is my design card for Midnight Madness #36. I used a lovely vintage stamp from our sponsor D' Amour Allure
This is a Valentine card that I created using one of Faith's free digi's on her site, Digital Delights for the month of January. She has a progressive challenge going on there for January with free cute digi's each week.
D' Amore Allure and Sunflower Dragonflies are our sponsors for January
For the Month of Jan, D'Amour Allure has prepared a mixed package retail over $100 of Vintage Vanities and Pretty Little Things Stamps, including the newest Valentine Collection and Matching Text Collection. Thank you Jeni for your most generous offer to this months winner and to the whole DT.
This is my design card for Midnight Madness Sketch #35 I used a lovely Vintage Stamp from our sponsor D'Amore Allure called Afternoon Walk. I used both watercolors and copic markers. Dazzling Diamonds were used to add texture and glitter. The flowers were treated with liquid lacquer for shine and a vintage look.
Thank you for taking the time to leave me comments about my cards! It is very much appreciated!
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...