A very close friend of ours worked nights at the hospital on Saturday night, on his way home (one mile from his home) he fell asleep. He went off the road and hit a tree. As a result, from the impact, he shattered the vertebrate in his back. Thank God he is not paralyzed and can move his arms and legs. What a blessing! He did have to go through 6 hours of surgery to put a rod in his back and is in a great deal of pain.My heart and thoughts are with Marcus and Florence (and their to little girls) right now.It really makes you thankful for good health that so many of us take for granted. My brother in law also lost his job. During these tough economic times my heart goes out to my sister and the family. What news for them to get the day before leaving on vacation!!! They had it scheduled months ago. I am so glad they did go and I hope they have a great time!
Each week we awarding a special 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 link is posted to Mr. Linky by Sunday of each week. This is our way of let you know how wonderfully talented you are and how much we appreciate you sharing your craft with us. This week we are proud to say the“MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE” Gold Star AwWell anywho.....on to some brighter news.....today is Midnight Madness. Today we have a new sketch!!!This is your last week to get in the drawing for Jeni’s Challenge Candy and the Simon Says Stamp $50 voucher. So keep those entries coming :) You have till Midnight EST 8-29-09 to get your MMSC15 entries in for last weeks sketch. One winner will be drawn for our weekly BONUS GIFT give away from SUNSHINE’S STAMPS Wednesday, so check back for that. If you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to link up to Mr Linky, but any entries after the "LAST CALL" will not be in the drawing.ard goes to.....
The New Royal Award!!!!
We are just thrilled with all our players each week and The Midnight Madness Team is having a ball visiting and commenting on so many of your entries. The Team would like to acknowledge five of our players for sticking with us since the beginning. The first 3 names have played with our sketches from the very first one we put out. The last two names only missed the very first sketch. I guess it took them a week to find us LOL . We would like to give these five ladies this “Royal Loyal Award” for being such troopers. We have enjoyed your work these last 15 weeks!! Thank you and thank you to all our players from the bottom of our hearts for making this journey such a fun one.
9. Liz Williams
63. Lovely Linda
below have entered all but the very first one :)
Weekly Bonus Prize
This weeks bonus prize is sponsored by Michelle Perkett. Michelle Perkett is an artist who believes that the world can always use more happiness, innocence, color and inspiration. Each of her enchanted and inspirational fairies, mermaids, goddesses and angels share these wonderful things with the world.Thank you so much Michelle for being our sponsor this week and your very GENEROUS prize give away of your........
AUTUMN - PART OF THE 4 SEASONS SERIES - 8 x 10 ART PRINT
PLUS HER 4 SEASONS DIGIS
And now for our sketch!!!!!!!!!!
My take on the sketch:
Poinsettia set from Sweet N Sassy. It is so much fun to color! I watercolored mine. The dp is from SU retired holiday line from last year. It is such gorgeous paper! I added some K&Co. glitter to the borders for some added sparkle. While it is hard to see in this picture, I did add little Hero Arts Pearls to the wreath.
Stamps: Sweet n Sassy Christmas Poinsettia
Paper: SU Holiday Treasures, K&Co Green Glitter Paper, Bazzill Bitter Chocolate
Accessories: EK Success Moracco Lace, Spellbinders, Prima Dandies, brown grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone flourishes, Hero arts pearls
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to create and maybe even create using this sketch. Should you create a card or project with this sketch, please leave a direct to Mr. Linky here. If you upload your creation to SC please use the keyword MMSC16.
For some gorgeous takes on this sketch, you really must hop on over to my fellow dt sisters. There are a lot of magnificent creations there!
Carolyn - Creative Card Corner
Charlotte - Designs From Within
Denise - kc242 Designs by Denise
Jane - The Paper Affair
Jeni - Jeni's Custom Cards
Jessica - solocosmo
Kimmie - kimmie kaye's designs
Michelle - Daydreams by Michelle
Phyllis - SparklePlenty1000
Priscilla - "priscillastyles"
Shawne - Paper Art from Studio 313
Sonya - The Pink Paper Penguin
Sue - McMahon Five Designs
Melissa- Keepsakes by Melissa
Thanks for stopping by!!! Since it is early, I can browse all the blogs I missed yesterday!! Woo hoo!! Have a great day!!! Tomorrow I will be back with Flutter By Wednesday and an Inky Impressions Challenge!