Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Midnight Madness BBQ Party and Sketch #54!

We had so much fun at the party last week!
Here are our winners of the door prizes! Congrats Girls!
Holly Moore – “Best Dressed” Disco Party
Beadz – “Best Dance Moves”
Gwen – “Memory Lane” Thanks for sharing.
Lori G.– Roaring 20’s “Best Dressed” and she made hers too ;)
CrystalBee – Ross Sister Party “Best one liner” OUCH!!
Sassylassy- Funniest Baby Comment

Now let’s get to this weeks Party for our Blogaversary Celebration. As promised we are going to have a BBQ. We would like you to share anything that pertains to a BBQ. By posting a comment below you will be entered in our random BBQ comment contest. It could be your favorite recipe, favorite game, favorite location, a family picture, or just a fun story. We would love to see what you would like to share with us and in return, our DT have all picked out one of their favorite recipes to share with YOU. So, as you drool over their fantastic creations this week you can also drool over their yummy BBQ dishes. Have fun and I can’t wait to see what you will all post this week.
Now to this weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.

Our MMSC53 Gold Star Award goes to...
28. Guro
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
36. Grace N
37. Gry-Beate
51. Barbara Anders
Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
Our MMSC53 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
11. Gloria Dojlido

This Weeks Sneak Peeks for our Special Blogaversary Celebration!!
Stamp n Create is once again our weekly Bonus Sponsor. Thank you for being a reoccurring Midnight Madness sponsor. We love working with your adorable images.

MMSC54 Weekly Bonus Prize is a $25 Voucher
Thank you Lacey
**Our May Monthly Sponsor is....
PB Stamps
Dick over at PB Stamps has very generously offered up a 15% life time discount to 5 of our players….YES, you heard me right, 5 (five) winners will be randomly drawn at the end of the month!! WOW!.

For my card this week, I used one of my favorite stamps from our sponsor Stamp and Create! This angel is sooooo sweet! She was colored with copics. Her wings were glittered with dazzling diamonds from Stampin Up. I broke out my old button box, for this card. I used some old and some new buttons to find the right color combination. I added a few rhinestones in the centers too. Even my ribbon was layered on and was from some old ribbons that were purchased at a garage sale years and years ago. My designer cardstock was from my stash from several years back. I used my favorite standby of solid bazzill in the layering.

For my BBQ Recipe, I decided to include my favorite recipe for BBQ sauce. I always seem to run out of sauce and this is so easy to make from ingredients that I always have in the house.

Denise's Smoky BBQ sauce:
Mix in a saucepan:
3 Tbsp Worcestershire
1 minced glove of garlic
1 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar but white will work)
2 Tsp liquid smoke (any kind will do)(is in the section near to the worchestershire sauce and is a clear smokey flavored liquid)
1 medium onion, grated
1 Tsp celery salt
1 Tsp chili powder
Tabasco (depends how spicy you want it, a few drops for flavor, 1-2 tsp or more for spice)
Simmer on low for 1/2 hour
Wonderful on chicken, beef or pork. Enjoy!

Please share your favorite recipes with us! I will stop by for a sample!

I am entering this card into these challenges:

The Character cafe - recycle and reuse (my buttons are from old recycled buttons)

ABC Challenges - U is for unused stash (I have had my papers for several years)

Tusday Taggers - Step out of your comfortzone (I am really uncomfortable with using alot of buttons)

Shellys Images - Anything goes

Cute Card Thursday - Someone Special ( I made this card for one of my best friends)

Pollycraft - Summer Blooms (blossoms in my image)

Pixie Dust Studio - Cut it out

La la land - Anything goes

Your Next Stamp - Cut it out and pop it up

WhoopsiDaisy - As you like it


  1. lovely card,thank you for joining us at pollycraft


  2. Denise, a lovely, lovely card!! Great colors and love your buttons and papers!! I am going to try your barbecue sauce, looks yummbly as Linda would say!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  3. I love the pretty colors on this card. All those buttons are just wonderful. I love the sounds of your recipe too. I am definately copying that one. Thanks for sharing both things today!


  4. This is very pretty Denise. You are so good at using bright, lovely colors! The angel is adorable and her wings looks fab with all the shimmer!

    your BBQ sauce looks good, but what is liquid smoke? I have never heard about that.


  5. Adorable card Denise! I love the colours and your dp's. I've never though of just using a whole whack of buttons...it's fabulous. Thanks for playing along at The Cafe this week. Your neices's bridal card is absolutely stunning...almost too pretty to give away,she's going to love it.

  6. Denise, this is just as sweet as it could be. I love how you did your buttons. They look fabulous. The colors are beautiful. Your recipe for Barbecue sauce sounds like a winner. Definitely am going to try it! Thanks for the inspiration sister!!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  7. Gorgeous take on that sketch. Thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy this month.

  8. Such a beautiful card! I love the fancy buttons surrounding it.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Shelly's Images for our TTT Challenge this week. I hope you will join us again soon to show us more of your beautiful creations.

  9. Love the card. Thanks for joining us for the challenge at charter cafe

  10. Beautiful card and I love buttons!! Recipe sounds yum too!
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week.

    Kylie ox

  11. Fab card Denise!!I love the colors,coloring,and that cute image!I love that paper too...O.k I love it all!!

  12. LOVE this card! I absolutely ADORE all the buttons you used. Thanks so much for joining TTT at SHELLY'S IMAGES this week:)

  13. Love the dimesion of this card with all those buttons and popping your image... so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at TCC this week :)

  14. Great card!! I love all the buttons on it! Thanks for joining us at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge!
    Hugs, Marit.

  15. Hi Denise, what a GREAT take on the sketch this week..I just love what you have done with it. Your buttons are beautiful and you rocked that Stamp n Create image. Your creations each week add so much to the unique quality of the variety of talent that graces the blog posts over at the Midnight Madness challenges. Thank you for being a part of this awesome team.

  16. Oh your BBQ sauce looks yummy too :)

  17. LOVE the buttons on this one!! THANKS for playing this week at THE CHARACTER CAFE. Your blog is AWESOME!

  18. Wow, this is so cute. Thanks for playing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge. Good Luck!


  19. VERY, VERY Pretty Denise! Love the colors and buttons all over. :) Michelle

  20. Gorgeous card!! thanks for joining us at The Character Cafe this week.

  21. Denise, this is just gorgepus! Your coloring is beautiful and I can see why you love that sweet image so much! Fabulous use of buttons...even if you aren't comfortable using so many. Thanks for sharing the BBQ sauce recipe!

  22. Wow, what a fabulous card, Denise! And I think all your buttons are divine! BBQ sounds very yummy!
    Hugs, Darsie
    MM Design Team

  23. Sweet image and even more fun with the pup popped up! And WOW -- those buttons are amazing!!