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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Welcome to another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! I love Tuesdays and these sketches. They really help me to think outside of the box and to expand my creativity. Tuesdays I get to see all my dt sisters gorgeous creations and takes on the sketch and then all of yours. What Fun!! The sketches are so creative and fun and we would love you to play with us!! Remember you have until Midnight EST 6-16-09 to get your MMSC5 image in for last week. One winner will be chosen for our weekly Bonus Gift give away on Wednesday, so check back here.

If you have seen our posts for the MMSC before, then you know that each week we choose one participant from the previous week for the outstanding creation using the previous week's sketch. It is our way to say thanks for participating in our challenge and recognizing the awesome talent out there. This week's winner chosen by the dt is Lorelie! Lorelie is one of my dear Our Daily Bread Design Team sisters and such an awesome designer and friend. She inspires me in so many ways with every creation and is a real sweetheart. If you haven't visited her blog, you are in for a real treat and you really should.

When I went to check Priscilla's blog early this a.m. to make sure and get this weeks award names and links before posting today's blog entry, I was so surprised and greatly honored to see that the Midnight Madness Design Team had chosen me for this award. I am overcome with emotion and so touched by their kindness!! They have all been such an inspiration to me!!! Their compliments, designs and friendship are near and dear to me. It is such a pleasure to chat with them all and visit their blogs for their awesome creations. I will be so proud to display this award! Thanks so much for your kindness girls. You made my day!!

And now....for this week's MMSC#6 sketch.

These sketches are so creative and fun and this one was no exception. I loved it!! I decided to use a new set from SU to me, Friends 24-7. I love this bird and I paired with some softs colors and ribbon.

I used one of my favorite in colors before it retires, Pink Pirouette!! Love this color paired with chocolate chip! The gorgeous ribbon is Offray ribbon! Love the texture and elegance of it! The dp is from the Bella Birds stack from SU.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Friends 24-7
Paper: Bella Birds, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and white CS
Accessories: Silver Baubles, sewing machine and brown thread, Hodgepodge
hardware, Design Label punch, Circle punch, Mega curved nestabilies, Offray ribbon, Bosskut flourish

I hope this card inspires you to
join the fun with the rest of the team. For more inspiration, you should really check out my dt sister's creations: Carolynn, Charlotte, Denise, Jane, Jeni, Jessica, Kimmie, Michelle, Phyllis, Priscilla, Shawne, Sonya, and Sue!! Their designs are always so
eclectic, cr
eative and gorgeous. You won't be disappointed.

If the dt crea
tions aren't enough to encourage you to join the fun, Priscilla's awesome prize this month will.

Priscilla will add 25 cents for every entry entered to the MMSC. (ONLY ONE ENTRY PER WEEK PLEASE) This could really add up fast. Too make it fun, she has added a bonus. If the follower count of the MMDT blog doubles by the end of the month to 320 (We are at 193 now), she will double the cash prize! She is willing to pay cash out to $500 ($100 for five winners)! In order to qualify for this random prize drawing, you must create a card with the sketch, follow the blog here, and post the MMSC badge on your blog. For more details on the rules and prize, click here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoyed today's post. If you do stop by, please leave a comment so I can return the favor and visit your blog. I am so inspired by others and I so appreciate your comments! Please note, that I will blog hopping this evening since I will be traveling to Pennsylvania with my girls to visit some friends from North Carolina who are vacationing at a time share. It has been 4+ years since I have seen them, due to the distance, so I am so looking forward to seeing them!!! Until this evening....... Have a great day!!!


Nicola said...

Wow Chris this is absolutely stunning and such beautiful eye candy. Your work never ceases to amaze me and you are an inspiration to all crafters.
I adore your colour combo, this little bird is so cute and your ribbons are to die for. Your dp is gorgeous and your detail perfection indeed.
Thank you for brightening my day with this stunning creation.
Nicola -x-

Silli said...

hello sweet Chris, your card is so beautiful. I love the bird and the papers, the colors are very pretty. Great work... Love, love, love it! Hugs and smiles from Silke

Riet said...

Wowww Chris,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card Chris! I love those colors together.

Trudy Osborn said...

This is SOOO pretty! I Love pink and brown together and your use of the ribbon is so fun.

Tina said...

Chris, this is so lovely. I love the layers and all the texture.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Congratulations Chris on your Inspiration award this week a Midnight madness, it is so YOU. I your card again as always! Bird, book plate, and that ribbon (love it) are all wonderful touches. Enjoy your visit with friends!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the image and all the beautiful detail. Hugs Nikki x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh my goodness! this is so totally awesome. and that sketch looks scary, but i'll give it a shot.

big hugs,

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Chris!!! Love the way you used the ribbons! I think birds and swirls/flourishes always make for a pretty card! Must be something about the beauty of nature!
Safe travels...I'll be waving to you in PA!
Blessings, Maria

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow Chris love the bird and sketch design BEAUTIFUL!

Barb said...

This is so pretty... love the pink/brown combo. A VERY elegant card!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Congratulations Chris on all your recent sooooo deserve them! You have once again blown me away with your card...........absolutely beautiful. Colors are my favorites and the delicacy is simply stunning!!! Do you ever frame any of your cards???? I'd love to have a room full of your creations!!!! Tee hee!
Awesome job! Enjoy your time with your friends and keep smiling!

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW gorgeous,love all the embellies and such pretty colours!!! Another stunning card!
Hugs xx

Kerri said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Chris! I love the soft colors, and the ribbon is beautiful!

Connie said...

Congrats on your award, Chris! It is so very well deserved!! Your card for today is just breathtaking!! I so love the pretty ribbons you used, and your flower on the top is just stunning!!

solocosmo said...

what a great card Chris...i love the birdie!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Congratulations to you Chris! You take on so much and always do a great job to the finish, being so mindful of everyone. Big Hugs to you sister! xoxo ~Jeni

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

This card is so sweet! The colors are so soft and perfect!

Shawne said...

I love the bird too, and the embellishments that you made are beautiful!

Risa said...

Chris, your card is STUNNING! Your image is beautiful and the DP is awesome!
Congrats on your award, you are very deserving!

Priscilla said...

Hi Chris, just a personal note..I want to thank you for your enthusiasm and love for card challenges. Without your encouragement I may have never started doing them. I remember when I started my blog and then how I was so lost over at SCS!!! You really helped me to understand the forums and how the whole sketch world worked. LOL… my passion just grew and now the Midnight Madness is in full swing. Thank you my dear friend, you are an inspiration to so many.

Chris said...

Congratulations! You are so inspiring to all of us! :)

This is another beautiful the flourish!

Sandee said...

Chris your card is amazing! You always inspire me with your gorgeous creations!

Michelle said...

Oh Chris - it's been a few days since I visited and oh how I've missed your beautiful creations! What a lovely card - it's so darn pretty!! Congrats on your award - you are very creative and talented!!

Danni said...

Gorgeous! as always!!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Hi Chris! Your card is one of the prettiest I've seen this week. :) I just love the ribbons and the soft pinks and browns. You truly are an inspiration to me with all the encouraging words you leave on my blog. I'm so glad we are on the Midnight Madness team together. Enjoy your award. :)

Carolyn said...

Congratulations on your award this week!! You are very deserving. I am ALWAYS and have always been inspired by you and your work. You are a very sweet person who is always willing to help and encourage other. We love having you be a part of the team, and I am honored to be on the team with you. Your card is stunning as they always are. I look forward to working with you for a long time to come.

Carolyn, MMDT member
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Joan Ervin said...

WOW, is this ever pretty!!! Such a wonderful layout...I love how you did the ribbon weaving and your bird image is gorgeous!!!!1

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

The ribbon is a gorgeous detail for your lovely card! You are amazing!
I hope you had a great time visiting with friends.

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This is to die for!! Gorgeous in every way!! The ribbons are just way too cool!! Love how you've put this together!! You're so very talented lady!! :)




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