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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Good Morning!! I am in a real hurry to get this posted before we lose power here again. Boy are we ever getting a thunderstorm here and the lights are blinking!!! We lost power throughout the night but have had it back for only a few minutes so I ran up to the computer to post this. What a storm!!!! We have had hail!! and 2 1/2 inches of rain already and still it is coming down!! to the time factor I better stop the jibber jabber and get typing for today's post. Today is time for another Midnight Madness Sketch, MMSC 5. Remember you have until 12 p.m. est to link your entry for last week's MMSC4 sketch.

Each week the dt awards a specila badge award to one person for their outstanding sketch submission. If you would like to be considered for this award, please make sure your card linke is posted to Mr. Linky by Sunday each week. This is our way to let you know how wonderfull talented you are and how much we appreciate you sharing your craft with us. This week I am proud to say the Midnight Madness Dt chose my Our Daily Bread Designs Dt sister and friend SANDEE's creation to receive the Midnight Masterpiece Gold Star Award!! Woo hoo Sandee! Please take a moment to leave her some love on her blog!

We can't let only the participants have all the fun! So....we also nominate one special person from the team for an award. This week the MMDT has nominated one person from the team for many reasons but here are just a few. She seems to be the first to congratulate people. She always cheers us on and is willing to jump right in on top of the pyramid with her fun ideas and games. Thank you Jane for making the MMDT such a fun place to hang out and being such a support to me!!! Jane is a real sweetheart and I know she would love a little extra TLC on her blog, so please click on over to her blog for some awesome inspiration!!
And now for today's sketch.....

Here is my creation! I decided to use my new Sense of Time set from SU from the Occasions Mini, A Rose is a Rose and some of this year's in colors before they retire this month. (Not that I will stop using them when they do retire since I have hoarded so much of these colors and dt paper. LOL!).
My dt paper is from the Bella Rose DP from SU. The Pink Pirouette dp is dry embossed with the textile embossing folder from Cuttlebug for some added texture. After Stamping my clock, I used the two step stamping set A Rose is a Rose (inked in pink pirouette and riding hood red for the flowers and mellow moss and kiwi kiss for the leaves) and scattered flowers on the clock. I stamped the sentiment using gold ink (then embossed it) on vellum. I used my nesties to cut out the center of my frame so you could see the senitment through it. When I mounted it to the clock, I liked how you could see the flowers through it. I am sorry that my picture makes it hadr to read the words. It is so more legible in person. it says " Learn from yesterday, Live for tomorrow, Hope for tomorrow." I love this sentiment!! The card was sewn with a couple different stiches using metallic gold thread. I added a spinner from Tim Holtz to act as the hands on the clock.
I hope this card inspires you to join this week's sketch challenge. If not, I am sure the other dt fabulous creations will. They are so creative and have such a variety. My dt sisters are: Carolyn, Charlotte, Denise, Jane, Jeni, Jessica, Kimmie, Michelle, Phyllis, Priscilla, Shawne, Sonya, and Sue.
Last week I posted the details about the new prize for this month. I will briefly summarize it here and allow to read a previous post for more details on the rules and prize for the sake of time and wanting to gey this posted before I lose power again.
This month Priscilla will add 25 cents for every enterd to the MMSC Mr. Linky here. Unlike last month, you may only enter one entry per sketch per week. This could really add up since we have been averaging about 50 entries per week. Over 4 weeks that can be 200 entries meaning $50 in Mad money for a cash prize. Too make it more fun, Priscillas has added a bonus. If the number of followers doubles from 160 to 320 by the end of the month. She will double the prize money!!!! Right now we have 175 followers this week!! Keep posting the MMDT badge on your blog and your MMSC creations to get the word out there. For more deets on the prize and rules please click here. Keep in mind, if we double the followers and have 400 entries for the month that would be $200 cash (split between 2 people). Priscilla is willing to pay out up to $500 total payout. Now that is what I call generous!!!....
I hope that you will join us for this sketch not just for the prize but for the fun!! I look forward to seeing the fab creations you each come up with!! If you do join us, please link your direct link to Mr Linky here. If you upload your creations to SC please use the keyword MMCS5.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! I so appreciate your comments and visits. I did visit many yesterday and some I was unable to leave comments on because of a combination of blogger and internet explorer difficulties. Grrrrrrrrr! Frustrating! I plan to visit again today and hopefully cyberspace will cooperate!!! I so enjoy your creations and all the inspiration you all give me!


Tina said...

So lovely and colorful!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, this is the clock hand! You are so creative, stitching is superb and of course the texturing always blows me away! Need to get into that and give it a try. Beautiful design!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris this is a wonderful card. Such vibrant colors! Lovely take on the sketch.

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is So pretty! Love all the elements in this well detailed card!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Chris there are so many amazing elements here! I love the stitching, the clock hands, the sentiment (especially) and how you can see through the vellum. This is a work of art! :)

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS!! Love the card and your take on the sketch is just awesome!! :) TFS!

Carolyn said...

Chris, You are one of the most creative artists that I know of. I love this card. The clock hands are such a wonderful touch. Just a very gorgeous and elegant card!!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh is this beautiful. love the red. sure hope that storm passes soon.


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Spyder said...

lovely idea with the clock, great colours, fantastic card, and sooooooooo much detail!!

LINDA said...

Gorgeous card.. Love the colors. and the design is awesome..
Hugs, Linda

Danni said...

Very nice card!! Hope the storms are gone. Firefox browser doesn't have any issues leaving comments...just a thought.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Thank you for your kind words this morning Chris on my MMDT award, rah, rah!! I love this card and the verse, the colors are wonderful and all this little details, butterfly, and roses. Thanks for a great card.

Jane MMDT member

Jodi said...

I love your card!! So pretty as always! I love that set too!
Jodi =)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

So many lovely details on your beautiful card, Chris! I really like the layout on this.

Thanks for your support on the splendiferous word. I think "you-know-who" must have an exceptionally OLD dictionary! LOL!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love all your details, so pretty.

Jackie said...

Awesome card Chris and love the sketch...I may just be able to pull this one off LOL!

Stay safe during the storm!!

Shawne said...

What a gorgeous card! How cool was this clock for the challenge? I love all the punched dp embellishments too!

Ann Kranitz said...

Beautiful!! Hang in there with the weather. We have had it here on Long Island and it is only supposed to last until THE END OF THE WEEK!!! LOL. UGG!! Stay safe from the thunderstorms.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

I love all the stitching you do on your cards. This is really pretty. I will miss all the SU incolors. These were my favorite. Super job. Hope the weather calms down. We are suppose to get it here in NC tonight.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowie! This one knocked my socks off. GORGEOUS!

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

Great Red and brown colors, love the clock!

Crystal said...

Chris this is beautiful!!! WOW!!!

Emily said...

This is beautiful!! The colors look great! Love the rhinestones and pearls!

Nicola said...

Wow girl is there nothing you CAN´T create, this is awesome and I don´t have enough adjectives to describe it´s beauty. Totally awesome Chris.
Nicola -x-

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KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Stunning - absolutely stunning!!! I love how you use the stitching on your cards, it is so effective!!! I wish my machine and I were on better terms!!! :)

Ashleyd922 said...

this is such a unique card! Very original design I really like it alot!!!!!!!! Very inspiring!! I love looking at your MMSC they are always so good!


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