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Monday, June 29, 2009
Good Morning! Sorry for my absence for the past few days. While I did have company over the weekend, my absence was not because of that. I lost internet service after a hail storm and I have not got it up and running yet. I am borrowing a friend's computer right now. Hopefully I can get it fixed soon. I tried a new modem and etc. but nothing seems to work.... It appears my anitvirus program may have blocked my access to the computer. I can't seem to disable it long enough to access the internet and fix the problem. Very Frustrating that is for sure. I have so missed visiting your blogs. Russ, a family friend, is currently helping me try to troubleshoot my internet issues and graciously let me borrow his laptop for the week. Thanks Russ!!! Now I can do some blog hopping and share some exciting blog happenings with you!!!!


Anywho.....Today is time for another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Today's sketch is a lot of fun. Before I share the sketch, however, I have a lot of fun awards and prizes to share with you, so grab a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy today's visit.
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Each week we choose one of the previous week sketch entrants and award them the Midnight Madness Masterpiece Gold star award for their outstanding interpretation of the previous week's sketch. This week's gold star award goes to Di. Congratulations Di!


Each week, we also have an award for one of the MMDT because we can't let only our participants have all the fun. This week's Sunshine Award goes to Michelle for being such a radiant person. Her constant thoughtfulness and neverending bright attitude radiates in everything she does each and everyday. She consistently brightens our day with her colorful and cheery attitude (leaving comments on our blogs each day). Thanks Michelle for being such a supportive and cheery friend and dt sister. You make each and every day a bit brighter for us all.


The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge DT is searching for a guest designer. We are looking fo our first "guest designing diva or dude". Is it you? If you are chosen as our 1st Diva or Dude, here is what will happen:

1. You will work side by side with our design team for one full month and be submitting one sample per week for our Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges.
2. Reap all the benefits and sponsor perks of being on the team for that month.
3. You will get to display and keep a custom "Midnight Madness Guest Designer Diva Badge for your blog.

NOTE: We welcome EVERYONE to play and a blog is NOT required to be on our DT.
We are currently seeking for a Diva or Dude for the month of Aug. To apply:
1. leave a comment here, to state you are interested.
2. enter in as many MM challenges in July as you can.
3. Take note of what we are looking for (consistency with weekly entries, quality workmanship, creativity, and a touch of madness since we are a fun group)
The winner for the first diva or dude will be announced on July 29th.


Today is the end of June and soon the winner of the Midnight Madness Mad Piggy Bank earnings will be announced. If you have not done last week's sketch, you have until Midnight est today to link your project to Mr. Linky here. Currently we have over 200 entrants for the month of June! We are a little shy on the amount of followers to double the cash but there is still one more day! The winners of this week's bonus prize and the Midnight Madness Mad Money Piggy Bank will be announced here tomorrow.

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Starting July 1st our Midness Mad Money Piggy Bank is going to take up residence on the Midnight Madness Dt Blog side bar. It will be filled up again with random amounts of cash. We have a running spread sheet of every player that has played the MMSC to date (Thanks Phyllis!). We will keep updating the list when a new player joins. We are going to have random drawings and if the person whose name was pulled has played the previous week's sketch, the will win the Mad Money from the Piggy Bank. The amounts will be random as well and could range from $5 to $100.....so all you have to do is play along and check back from time to time. After the winner has been announced, the winner has 24 hours to post a comment under the current challenge to claim the prize $ (to be paid via Paypal). We will even do random drawings off our Followers list as well.

JULY GRAND PRIZES AND OUR VERY FIRST SPONSORSHIP

This month we would like to thank Lindy's Stamp Gang for their very generous donation to our monthly grand prize. They have spoiled the DT with a boat load of free products and we are all loving it! Thank you Tracey!!!


Priscilla used the Moonlight Shadow Ink on her card this week. The brilliant irredescent ink colored her background 1/2 circle, edges and flower.

We invite you all to check out their fantastic line of products and be sure to tell them that the Midnight Madness Team sent you. You will not be disappointed in their stains, powders, glitz spritz, inks, and two toned embossing powders, just to name a few. Here is this month's grand prize.


DRAWING #1





Along with Lindy's Stamp Gang's donation, Priscilla added a few goodies as well to sweeten the pot even more for you.
DRAWING #2- KC242 Designs By Denise

"Challenge Blog Candy"???? Oh Yeah! It is a double bonus for our players this month. For every entry to the MMSC this month you will go in the drawing for the grand prize month end awards. As an added bonus, if you follow Denise's blog and leave her a comment, you will get an EXTRA entry in the month and drawing. So hop on over to Denises Blog and stay a spell, post a comment, and be sure to click the follower button.

Here is the prize donated by Denise. Thanks Denise!!




AND NOW FOR THIS WEEK"S SKETCH!!!

Here is my card using the sketch.


I decided that I had to use one of my adorable Penny Black images for this week's sketch. I have so many and rarely use them. The mouse images are just too cute. The dp is from Basic Grey Eva and Porelain Prints lines. I used a fiskars punch for the decorative edging.
I hope you can play along with this week's sketch. If you do, please upload a direct link here. If you upload to SC please use the keyword MMSC8.
For more inspiration for this week's sketch, please visit Carolyn, Charlotte, Denise, Jane, Jeni, Jessica, Kimmie, Michelle, Phyllis, Priscilla, Shawne, Sonya, and Sue.
Thanks for visiting today and for all your wonderful comments! I hope you enjoyed today's post. I can't wait to visit your blogs. I have missed you all so. (I have to take advantage of having this laptop while I can.) Have a great day!!
Tomorrow I will be back for the Our Daily Bread Designs New Release and Blog Hop (beginning at 8am EST or 9 am CST at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog) and for the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge! The new releases at ODBD are so awesome this month that you don't want to miss them!!! Oh yes,....this week Our Daily Bread Designs featured Super Sunday Sale is Shimmerz. They are offering a 25% off sale on Shimmerz. They have several to choose from so you do not want to miss it!

28 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Chris!! WOW!! What a cutie!! I love cute popped out image and the fun dimension!! TFS!! :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly!!!!! there's like tons going on over here! yikes!

love your card! r u surprised?????? i love all ur cards!

sure hope u get that computer up & running. i've been busy as a bee over here and haven't had time to blog and visit and it's just about killing me! what a life!

hugs,

Tina said...

Good luck with the internet issues!

Your card is lovely. Always so much detail!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

LOL, you did use a Penny Black stamp, very cute. I really like the rick-rack you used and how you used it and the button. Your designer paper selection is great, as always.

GOOD LUCK with you computer and internet, I feel for you!!

Danni said...

Hope you get the internet issues figured out, I know how frustrating that can be!!
Love your card, oh so cute!!

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW,gorgeous card and such beautiful papers another winner,I just love it!!! Hope you get your internet running again!
Hugs xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is just so fabulous!
Love your sweet image and colouring!
Your paper is just gorgeous and I love that beautiful detail!
Good luck with sorting out your computer probs!
hugs
kim x

Shawne said...

Your coloring is beautiful, you did a great job using the embellishments on this sketch!

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

Great Pop up image of PB! You did a fabby job for this week, thanks for being so thoughtful of us all DTs ~xox , Jeni

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chris,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris what a lovely card. This little mouse and flower is one of my favorites from Penny Black. Lovely take on the sketch!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are gorgeous, WOW!!!

Jodi said...

So sorry that you had to experience all that craziness you had to go through with your computer and the weather. I sure hope that things get fixed quick for you.
I really just love your card!! It's just sooo cute and very well embellished in all the right places! LOVE it!
Hugs
Jodi =)

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, my son thinks your card is the best, I had to show it to him several times...he kept saying "Ahh, that's so cute, I love the mouse!"
So you have applause and congratulations on a beautiful card from both of us!! I just love Penny Black stamps and would love to own more!!
You have done an amazing job on this one, as you always do. It's gorgeous!
Good luck with the computer issues.....I guess my turn came last week!
Hugs,
Charlotte

Gina said...

Sorry about the computer issues. Very pretty card, I love the ric rak with the scallops! Penny black images are just so cute.

Angella D. Crockett said...

God Bless you, girl! You have had quite a few "trials" lately, but you keep on truckin'! And even when your house is under water, you're able to crank out these beautiful cards!!! :)

Carolyn said...

This card is completely perfect!! I can't stop looking at it. It has the most perfect details, papers and such expert workmanship. What can I say? I am totally taken with your talent!!

Diane said...

Hi, Chris! Beautiful card...as all of them are. You have gorgeous creations!

Congratulations on winning the Clear Dollar Stamps give-away on Women to Women: Sharing Jesus!! If you will email me with your mailing address, we'll get your stamps out to you right away. They will be coming directly from CDS.

Thanks again for participating. I hope you will come back often. We love your encouraging comments.

Risa said...

Your card is very pretty Claire! Your image is adorable and the card layout and DP rock!
hugs
Risa:)

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Chris, once again you have made the most adorable card....every card of yours just gets better and better! I love this little mouse and your interpretation of the sketch is stunning...your embellishments are perfect!! Love this Chris - you are truly inspiring!! God bless you!

Claudia Rosa said...

wow.. lots of fun going on.
will check it out Chris.
have a great day
hugs
claudia

Nicola said...

Wow Chris, another show stopper sweetie. Love your cute mousie and all your beautiful detail.
You really have rocked this sketch.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Hi Chris! I'm so in love with your card this week! It is the sweetest little mouse and all of your colors, stitching and embellishments are totally perfect! I think I'm gonna have to pull out my Penny Black stamps now... (I only have 2 or 3). Thank you for such sweet words on my blog... You've really touched my heart. :) Michelle

Cathy said...

Chris, I love your card!! So pretty!! I'm sorry you've had computer issues. I've had them the entire month of June and it is so frustrating!! I'm still having them, I think I'm going to have to take the PC to the PC doctor. Ughhhh!

Hugs, Cathy

Michelle said...

SOrry I've been MIA - I've missed eyeing your gorgeous creations each day! My computer has been a problem too and I finally have a new one - although I'm not 100% up and running I'm doing better than I was! Your card is so pretty - love the DP that you used!!

Spyder said...

This is brilliant, I love it, it's sooooo pretty,love the colours, and that liccle mouse is just toooooo cute!

((Lyn))

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

I love the DP you used. The rick rack is PERFECT with it! Fantastic, Chris!!

Priscilla said...

Hey Chris, I hope you are having a great Vacation. I finally got to make my rounds to the teams blog. As always, you rock anything you ever touch. Thank you for always being such a wonderful team player.

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