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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Happy Tuesday everyone!!! I hope it is sunny where you are. It sure is here. I am so loving it after two weeks on constant clouds and rain. The rain certainly made me appreciate the good weather that much more!

Today is not just Tuesday!! it is Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge day!! Time for another sketch!! There were so many awesome designs last week!!! I so enjoyed surfing the blogs and SC for these gorgeous creations. For those of you who were baffled by last week's sketch, this weeks sketch may be the one for you, a little less intricate.

Each week we, the MM Design Team have been awarding a special badge award (above) to one person for their outstanding sketch submission. If you would like to be considered for this award, please make sure your card is linked to Mr Linky here by Sunday of each week. This is the teams way of letting you know how 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 Award goes to the one and only Melissa Bove (Current SC Dirty Dozen member). Enjoy your award Melissa!! Thanks for inspiring us!!

This week the MMDT has nominated a very special MM design team member for the Midnight Madness Masterpiece Marketing Award (above). We would like to give her this award for all her time she puts into sponsors and getting the team going with her proficient marketing talents and for her great managerial skills. This MMDT member has done such a great job and starting next week we will be featuring our very first sponsorship. What does it mean for our players? Well, it means more FREE GOODIES just for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. so please keep an eye for the upcoming features and surprises we have in store for you. It just keeps getting better and better. This week this award goes to JENI. Thank you for being such an awesome dt sister and friend, Jeni!!! You are such an inspiration!!


For my card, I combined this sketch with the Roses on Paper Challenge and the Flutter By Challenge (to incorporate fairies or butterflies in your card). Their challenge was to use a challenge from another blog and incorporate flowers as well using a Sarah Kay, Magnolia or Greeting Farm stamp. What a fun Roses on Paper, Flutter By Wednesday Challenge and sketch. I used the Sarah Kay image called Rose's Garden for this card. The image was paper pieced and colored with copics. I have been seeing so many awesome creations with the My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow dp that I was extatic to see it in sale at a local craft store. I didn't even know they carried it let alone it was 50% off! What an awesome deal that was!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sarah Kay - Roses Garden
Paper: MME Bloom
Accessories: Ribbon Bowtique ribbon, Hero Arts pearls, Memory box colored rhinestones, Label 4 nesties, prima flowers, MS classic butterfly punch, sewing machine

Now to the $$$$ CASH $$$$ Give Away! WE are down to the last week to make that piggy bank as fat as we can get!! so, invite your friends and lets bring home this last week with tone of cash and followers of the MMSC Blog.You have one more week to get the Midnight Madness Mad Money Piggy Bank filled. We are 61 followers away from doubling the cash prize. We need to reach 320 followers by June 30. Next week someone will win a cash prize to be used on anything they choose. Woohoo! for more details on the prize and rules, click here. for every person who enters, the $ amount goes up, so if you didn't do last week's sketch, you still have until Midnight EST 6-23-09 (today) to link your MMSC6 entry to Mr. Linky. Tomorrow, a winner is also drawn by Priscilla for a weekly bonus gift give away. So check back here for that.

I hope today's creation inspired you to create and possibly even play along with this week's sketch!! If you do play along, please make sure to add the direct link to Mr Linky here and if you upload to SC use the keyword MMSC7. I hope to see many awesome creations from you all!! if you would like some more awesome inspiration, please my dt sister's Carolynn, Charlotte, Denise, Jane, Jeni, Jessica, Kimmie, Michelle, Phyllis, Priscilla, Shawne, Sonya, and Sue.


Just a reminder that Roses on Paper is having a guest dt call for a new line of stamps created by Elizabeth Bell until June 30. You can view the details here. Here are two of my creations for two different challenges ROP Challenge 13 and ROP Challenge 14. You must submit one entry to the link on their blog before June 30.

Since I sometimes get more traffic to my blog on DT challenge days, I wanted to spread the news about a fundraiser for a very GREAT Cause. When I read my Flutter By Wednesday sister, Heather's blog, I had tears in my eyes reading about a little boy who was four, named Ethan Weiman, who just lost his battle to Neuroblastoma Cancer on June 12th. I applaud Pink Cat Studio's and Heather's Efforts to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation in his honor!!! In the past I was a full time elementary teacher, before staying home with my kids, and I had a couple of students inflicted with cancer who benefited from Make A Wish. It is so sad to see them suffering and it is so worth it to see the glimmer in their eye when Make a Wish can grant one wish. Can you help make a wish come true for a child with little hope? My dt sister, Heather, and three others are giving away Free Pink Cat Studio Stamps and gift certificates for Participating in a Fund Raiser Pink Cat Studio is having for a GREAT Cause. Pink Cat Studio is selling digi-images. The proceeds will go to the Make A Wish Foundation in honor of Ethan. See Heather's Blog for details. I hope you too can help!! I thank God for the blessing he has given me to have 2 healthy girls as well as good health for my husband and I. What greater blessing can you receive?!!! My heart goes out to individuals and especially children who are inflicted with terminal illnesses.
Thanks for visiting today and have an Awesome Day!! Thanks for all your wonderful comments and inspiring me. Sorry for the LONG post but this fundraiser is something that really touches my heart!!


Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Love this card dear Chris such fabulous colours and cute image your colouring is fabulous.I hope you and your family had a good day
Hugs and love

Ann Kranitz said...

Chris, what beautiful pieces of work and a worthy cause to talk about. I will check out Heathers Blog for more details. Thanks for sharing.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Chris, your card is so pretty! The image is so very sweet and your coloring is perfect!

Tina said...

Such sweet colors and a lovely image.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What a beautiful blog post this morning Chris - your cards and the messages. Have a great day!

Connie M. said...

This is so very sweet, Chris!! Love how you added the sheer ribbon...beautiful!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Beautiful Card. I just love the color combinations in addition to the sweet image! Lovely.

Stef H said...

this is beautiful. i'm just loving that paper! reminds me of a farmhouse i used to go to as a little girl. the bedroom i stayed in had this gorgeous flowery paper on the walls.

so glad to hear the sun has reach upstate NY!


Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Shawne said...

Really beautiful card, love the sheer ribbon and butterflies!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Chris, your two cards are so very beautiful!!! I love how gentle they are! Fabulous!!!!!!!!!

Christine said...

Beautiful card!!!

Jodi said...

What a very pretty card!! I just love all of your details and the coloring you do too!!
Very very pretty!
Jodi =)

Carolyn said...

Such a very sweet card. So beautifully put together.


Jacquel said...

What a gorgeous card Chris and love the sketch! I just may be able to play along with this one....tfs!!!

Grace said...

Chris... these are just adorable! I love these cute images and can't wait until I can get a couple to play with! Your coloring is fantastic and your details always are perfection! What a great cause too!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Hi Chris! Such beautieful cards! I love the flowers, butterflies and the colors you've put together. Enjoy your sunshine! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

So very beautiful!!1

Heather Schlatter said...

Chris you are such a sweet heart, and I just wish I had like 2 more hours in each day to comment as I so miss leaving love for all my fellow team mates on a regular basis!!!

I love your cards and they are so worthy of getting a guest spot I love your panels and your sewing, and I love that ribbon so wide and pretty!!!

Both of these are just gorgeous!!!


Kathy Jones said...

What a stunning card Chris!!! I never think to use orange - but you make it look so easy!!! Not to mention is has you elegant style and perfect embellishments!!! I even managed to join in the MMSC this week - wonders will never cease!!! :)

Marcea said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chris, I love Sk images and you have used this fabulously. Love your colours and papers and finishing touches. Good luck with GDT and also for all those house guests you have this weekend!!!

Nicola said...

Simply stunning as always Chris. Your image is so pretty and your colouring divine. Those papers are delicious and your layout is superb.
Good luck with all your houseguests - rather you than I.
Nicola -x-

Anonymous said...

You are one talented lady!! I am loving your precious card for this challenge!! What amazing details!! pretty colors too!! TFS! ;) HUGS

Priscilla said...

as always your card is FANTASTIC.. and I love your detailed post as well. Looking forward to the new things coming in July for the Midnight Madness :)


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