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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Today is Midnight Madness Sketch challenge #4!!!!! So grab a cup of coffee, sit down and enjoy reading all the awesome details for the next BIG CHALLENGE GIVE AWAY! PRISCILLA IS BEING INCREDIBLY GENEROUS AND YOU WON"T WANT TO MISS IT!! Remember you have until Midnight EST 6-2-09 (today!!!) to get your last MMSC3 entry in, for the $100 shopping spree give away to Stampin Up. Priscilla will be doing the Big Video drawing for the Shopping spree tomorrow 6-03-09 so be sure to check back here for the happy dancing!!!

Each week, the DT awards one participant in the weekly sketch with the Midnight Madness Masterpiece award. This award is to recognize one participant for their outstanding sketch submission. If you would like to be considered for the award you must link your creation to Mr. Linky here before midnight on Sunday. This weeks winner is Mimi Kitty!!! Congrats!! Be sure to check out her creation and leave her some love.

We can't let the participants have all the fun so each week a dt member is also awarded. This week the MMDT has nominated a very special person for the "Midnight Madness Sweetheart" Award. She was nominated for many reasons, but here are just a few. She is one of the sweetest, softes, and most hones hard working women we have met. Her devotion to her family and friends is undeniable. She is a true sweetheart and so very talented!!!! Congrats Carolyn!!! Make sure to check out her awesome blog and leave her some love as well!!!
The Next Big Challenge Give Away is here!!! Priscilla thought she would do something a little different. The next prize can be for any product off the market. The easiest way to make this happen is give away $$CASH$$! We know how bad this economy has hit some people and Priscilla thougth the cash my help too. If you win, you can use your $ money for bills or for anything you would like. The Midnight Madness Blog is hopefully a place for you to gather a little extra inspiration that will keep you coming back week after week. The prizes make it even more fun, don't you think? We will mix it up each month so stick around for a while and have some fun with us!!
Our DT would like to Thank all of you for inspiring us. Since we started, we are having so much fun visiting and commenting on everyone's cards. So let's spread the word, have some more fun and see what transpires. Here is the plan.... for every entry made to Mr. Linky here, Priscilla will add $.25 cents to the Midnight Madness Mad Money piggy bank (only one entry per per person per week please) This could add up really fast!!! Now follow the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge blog here...for example, if it averages 50 Mr. Linky entries per week...that totals to approximately 200 entires for the month, which is $50 cash!!! For the Big Bonus....Priscilla will double the cash amount if we double the followers of the blog by the end of the month. That would be a grandtotal cash prize of $100 (to paid through Paypal or money order in US Funds) Now this total could be a lot hight depending on how many peaople play this month!!! We are at 160 follower count now, so if we reach 320 or more by June 30 midnight EST Priscilla will double the mad money amount. If the grand total at the end of the month reaches $200, two names will be drawn...if it reaches $300, 3 names will be drawn and so on...and so on, up to a maximum of $500 total pay out! Wow! (ie. if the grand total is $375 then three names are drawn and each person will receive $125 cash). This challenge will run for the month of June, Starting with MMSC4 and lasting for a series of 4 sketch challenge weeks and ending with MMSC7. The grand prize will bea announced on July 1 here. The drawing will be done via video and one of Priscilla's kids will draw the the name/names. The more people that play , the more $ that goes in the mad money piggy bank! We must reach atleast 320 followers here on the Midnight Madness Challenge Blog, for the mad money to be doubled. So gather up all your friends, announce it on your blogs and come play with us. In addition to our Mad Money cash prize and our weekly Midnight Madness Masterpiece Badge award, Priscilla will draw one name from each week's sketch entries to win a special surprise bonus gift. It is just a litle something to keep the excitement going throughout the month.
In order to qualify for the cash, you must display a linked Midnight Madness logo (displayed on my sidebar) badge on your blog, be a follower here and have a direct link back to Priscilla's blog in your card comments. No worries if you do not have a blog...upload your card to a card gallery and in your card comments have a direct link back to the MM Challenge blog and you qualify as well. For more details, you can click here. AND NOW FOR THIS WEEK"S SKETCH!!!........
He is what I created with the sketch......

I decided this week to make an altered project rather than a card. I made a little picture journal that I plan to give my daughter, Nicki, for her birthday. She loves scrapbooking and taking pictures so I thought it would be fun to make this for her double digit birthday. She turns 10 this month. Where does the time go!!!
I used an image from Whiff of Joy Summer kit and a chipboard album kit from K& Co's Classic K collection. The image is colored with copics. The frame around the image is a label 4 nestability. I love texture and distressing so inked and distressed the edges, dry embossed the panel behind my image with the textile embossing folder and added lace, a strip of material and zig zag stiching. I hope you like this creation and it inspires you to play along with this weeks sketch. For more inspiration, visit the blogs of the rest of the MMDT: Carolyn, Charlotte, Denise, Jane, Jeni, Jessica, Kimmie, Michelle, Phyllis, Priscilla, Shawne, Sonya, and Sue. Their creations will amaze and dazzle you!!!
Thanks for stopping by today!!! I so appreciate all your visits and comments. If you do visit my blog, please leave me a comment so I now you have been here and I can in turn visit your blog! You are all such an inspiration to me. I hope that I inspire you just a fraction of how much you all you inspire me. Tomorrow I will be back with the FLUTTER BY WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE. Have a great Tuesday!!!!


bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Such a sweet card, love the image!

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW what a stunning little picture journal!!! Your papers and design are just brilliant.I also really love the vintage feel to this,its perfect,your daughter is going to love it!

solocosmo said...

beautiful card Chris!

Amy Johnson said...

What an amazing journel! I love all the detail and just the look to it! Fabulous and so creative!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris you have done such an amazing job with this book your daughter will adore it I am sure. I love the image that you have used and your chosen colours the design feels very chic.

Lorraine x

Chris said...

I know your daughter will love this - it's really lovely. I think you've tempted me to try these sketches. :) I seem to do better at card making when "pushed" by a sketch!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Your daughter is going to love her Journal. It is perfect and a great stamp for a young lady! Thanks Chris, I love your work.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is a beautiful journal. I love this idea. I didn't know about this challenge. Will have to give it a try. Thanks for all the info. I am sur eyour daughter will treasure this. What a great mom.

Riet said...

What a beautiful Chris,l love the image and papers.
So gorgeous colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Your creation is so lovely and the colors are so awesome!! What a clever idea!! :) TFS!

Christine said...

Your creation is beautiful. I love the way you used those papers! I {heart} midnight madness!


Danni said...

What a wonderful project!! Great job!

Carolyn said...

This is just wonderful!! You have to enlarge this picture to appreciate all of the fine details. Just an awesome project as always, Chris!

MMDT member

Connie said...

Wow, Chris, you did a wonderful job with this sketch! Love your mix of papers, and your flower accents!!

Jackie said...

Wow! What awesome prizes...I hope I get to play along some time! I'll have to make a mental note of that since I completely forgot about the last one!!

Maria Matter said...

Wow, thanks for all the info, sounds great!!!
Your journal is so pretty, love the papers and sweet image! Fabulously done Chris!!!
Blessings, Maria

Risa said...

Your creation is beautiful Chris! The DP is very pretty and your image plus embellishments are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing all the info. pertaining to Midnight Madness! I'm going to try my best to make a card for the challenge!

Sue said...

This is so beautiful! Just Awesome, Chris!

MMDT member

(Come visit me! I have some Blog Candy up for grabs! I'd love to see you win it! Blessings to you and your family!)

Denise @ kc242 said...

You never go wrong with a sugar nellie image! Love the design! Very nice.

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Chris this is just so sweet and beautiful. I just know your daughter will love it! You are always such an inspiration to me!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris this is simply beautiful! Who would not love to receive this? Precious and gorgeous...I so love your work, you truly are such a wonderful inspiration to us all.


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