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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Happy Tuesday Morning! I am back from vacation!! The weather while we were away was terrific!!! We only had one evening of rain during the entire 10 days with limited to no humidity. We had so much fun together as a family visiting friends, camping in our RV at a camping resort in Lancaster, swimming, biking, taking walks, having campfires, visiting with my brother and sister in law and their family and eating so many scrumptious foods. It is definitely diet time!!!! While we had such an awesome time, I am happy now to be getting back into some sort of routine and to visit you all! I have so much catching up to do.....
I am back just in time for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! This is a fun sketch that you will not want to miss. The bonus prize for the week is out of this world!!! This week's bonus prize is 118 images from Dustin Pike! Yes...that's right 118, that is worth $300 (if your break them down into individual images)! Wow! Wow! Wow!

Here is just a small sample!


YOU ALSO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS MONTH'S BLOG CANDY DRAWINGS!
Drawing #1 is donated by Lindy's Stamp Gang (with a lot of throw ins from Priscilla as well to sweeten up the pot even more!) All you have to do is participate in one of this month's sketch challenges for a chance to win this yummy candy!!!

Drawing #2- Donated by KC242 Designs By Denise
All you have to do is participate in one of the sketches of the month to qualify for one entry to the random drawing of Denise's candy. If you become a follower of Denise's blog, you have an extra chance to win. If you participate all four weeks this month and follow Denise's blog, then that is five chances to win (no more than one entry per week, please)
CONGRATS to my dear and talented dt sister Connie (fellow breadstick at Our Daily Bread Designs) on her winning of the Midnight Madness Gold Star Masterpiece Award! You go girl!! Congrats to Jess another sweet dt sister at Midnight Madness on her award also. Jess is so artistic and is an unbelievable drawer! Congrats again girls!

And Now for this week's sketch!!.....

I used retired paper from SU called Sweet Slumber Specialty paper, Baja breeze cardstock and my Penny Black Cherry Jubilee stamp. I just love this stamp set. Isn't the image just so cute?! I couldn't resist embossing the cherries with a kool aid to make it scratch and sniff! I don't know if it shows up in your picture well or not. On the laptop I am borrowing, it is not noticeable. The image is watercolored.



Card recipe:

Stamps: Cherry Jubilee-Penny Black (the sentiment is typed on the computer)

Paper: SU Sweet Slumber, Baja Breeze, Watercolor Paper, Riding Hood Red DP

Accessories: sewing machine, Cherry Koolaid Mix, versamark, clear embossing powder, Hodgepodge hardware, red grossgrain ribbon, red rhinestones, SU markers and inkpads, rectangle and circle nestabilities


I hope this inspires you to join in this week's MMSC challenge!!! For more inspiration visit my dt sisters: Carolyn, Charlotte, Denise, Jane, Jeni, Jessica, Kimmie, Michelle, Phyllis, Priscilla, Shawne, Sonya, and Sue.
If you do participate, please leave a direct to Mr. Linky here. If you upload your creation to SC please use the keyword MMSC10 so we can see all your wonderful creations in one place. I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!!!


Oh yes....Priscilla is offering some very generous blog candy as well until August 14!!!! You won't want to miss it! Visit her blog to leave a comment and view more details. You don't need to participate in any of the challenges to enter to win! This a non Midnight Madness Give Away!

Midnight Madness is still looking for a guest designer for August. If you are interested click here for details.
Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I so enjoyed reading all the comments written while I was away!!! I can't wait to catch up with you all and start creating again today.
Hope your day is full of sunshine!!
blessings,
Chris

29 comments:

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a cute little card. Love the mouse stirring the so sweet cherries. Lovely card!

Tina said...

So adorable and cute. Love the colors and that super sweet mouse.

Bonnie said...

What a sweet and adorable card! I love that little mouse stamp!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your sweet card Chris, so darling.

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Welcome back Chris, I hope you had a wonderful vacation. :) What a delicious card. Those little mice are such cutie~pies!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

That stamp is always a hit and I love the colors you used on the image and the papers!! Glad to hear you loved your vacation, sounds like a great time!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the adorable mice and the pretty papers and lo. Hugs Nikki x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh I just adore your sweet card!!! LOVE IT!! I did purchase this set and have not done a THING with it yet!! Shame on me!! Your coloring is gorgeous hun!! TFS! ;)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what an adorable card. i love it. 10 days have gone by already?????? seems like only 5, but i'm sure glad you're back - safe & sound - and that you had a super fun time.

hugs,

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Super cute card, Chris!!!! Love the colors and patterns!!! Welcome back!!! Blessings to you and yours!!!!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Danni said...

Welcome home!!! Such a cute card and how fun to add the kool-aid!! Wonderful job!

Maria Matter said...

Wowzer, Chris, that's alot of fabulous information! lol
Happy to have you back and glad you had such a super time!!!
Your card sentiment says it all....so sweet! I love the papers you chose, happy summery colors! Just a really sweet card! And now I want some red sugary kool aid! :)
Great job!
Blessings, Maria

Elena said...

This card is so sweet! I love the little mice and very pretty papers! What a beautiful layout!
So glad that you had fun time during your vacation!

jdmommy said...

Chris, this is just the sweetest little card. The mice are darling, and the RED is fabulous!!! Welcome back, and so glad you had good weather and FUN!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

This card is very 'sweet' indeed, such a cute image and pretty paper!

Deb Neerman said...

Omigoodness, I love this, Chris!!!! This card is fantastical! It reminds me of a summer kitchen on Cape Cod ... weird, but true!

Connie said...

Oh my, Chris! This is just tooo adorable! Love the mix of papers, and this cute image!! Thanks for letting me know about my award...how fun and exciting is that! WhooHoo!! :)

Jodi said...

Chris, I just adore your cute cute card!! How awesome to make it smell too!
Glad to have you back and glad that you had a great time!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh gosh, I LOVE the red and blue combo with this image, and this image is one of my favorite Penny Blacks!

...hey, you said you yelled my name when you were camping. I think I heard ya!! ;) Hehe, glad you had a good time and the weather behaved for you while you were here. Now, if this is an annual thing, you HAVE to let me know next time you're coming out this way so I can plan to meet up with you at one of those stores, okay?? :)

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Chris! I have not seen this image before! It's adorable and PERFECT for summer! Our cherries are in season here right now. YUM! Glad your back from vacation and hope you and your computer are getting along better! :)

Carolyn said...

That is the cutest little mouse, and I'll bet your card smells yummy. The papers are adorable and so perfect for this setting. Love it.

Carolyn

Janine said...

Love that little mouse!!!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This image is adorable. I have it and have not inked it up. I love the paper you chose. It goes so well with these little meeece... Glad your vacation was wonderful. It is so refreshing for the body and mind.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Chris, your little mice are just the cutest!!! I love your coloring and the beautiful papers you used, too!!! Welcome home...glad you vacation was fun and full of rest, family, and good food!!!

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

The mice is so cute! Great colors and layout :) xox -Jeni

Carol said...

Chis, your card is just so cute, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over when I look at it. The image is just precious. I like the paper you chose to go with it and how you embellished the card. Outstanding!

Carol
www.chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com

Priscilla said...

Hey Chris.. made it here finally :) just a little behind with the commenting, but I could not miss out on commenting on this card. You always knock our pants off with your cards. Such consistence with your quality of work. You never waver with your talented works excellence.

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