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Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Happy Tuesday to all!! I am back from our camping trip. Thanks for all your comments and well wishes. We did not escape rain for a few of the days which was a real bummer but we made the most of the time we had together as a family. Scott was a real trooper even standing in the rain trying to maintain a fire. Bless his heart!! He even used my daughters umbrella since I misplaced ours when I was packing. What a sport!

Here is a picture of my two darling daughters. Despite the rain, they were happy. Phew! Wish they always loved each other that much!

No pictures of me since I am the photographer most times. Just the way I like it...LOL! I was also sitting with ice on my toe for a lot of the trip since a can dropped out of the refrigerator smack dab on my toe! Wow did that hurt and continues to hurt! I am hobbling around these days. I gashed it pretty good and bruised the bone. It is quite swollen! The only part of a rainbow we saw was the many shades of red purple and and blue my toe has turned.

Well enough about the trip or my toe...It is time for Midnight Madness!

This is your last DAY to get in the drawing for Jeni’s Challenge Candy, Michelle Perkett weekly bonus gift and the month end Simon Says Stamp $50 voucher. You have till Midnight EST 9-1-09 to get your MMSC16 entries in. One winner will be drawn for each on Wednesday, so be sure to 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.

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 Award goes to.....

#72. stephanne
Enjoy your award and please display it proudly!
(if you would like the blinkie code, just email me ;)
Sketch Challenge Star Award MMM

The Midnight Madness Team has created a very special award called The “Midnight Madness Remarkables” Award !! We would like to acknowledge those entries that are just exceptionally Remarkable!! During our voting each week, due to the caliber of the cards entered in our challenges, we end up with so many ties and close votes, so this Fairy logo is for those recipients to display proudly. If you would each like to take our fairy logo for your side bar, she would love to come stay with you.

Thank you all for playing and please help me in congratulating our first “Midnight Madness Remarkables” award winners…..

23. Teri

38. Brises

52. Cabio

Midnight Madness Sketch

Today is the 17th sketch!! This month, Midnight Madness is being by DRS designs!!

They generously donated stamps to each of the designers to use for the weekly posts in September. How generous is that!!!

Here is the prize for this month!

Drawing #1

Charlotte - Designs From Within
“Challenge Blog Candy”??? Oh Yeah!! Once again, we are doubling the fun here!! Just like last month we have a bonus for our players.. Our team member Charlotte has so generously offered up some challenge blog candy for the month of August. For every entry to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges this month, you will go in the drawing for the GRAND PRIZE Month end awards. As an added BONUS…if you "FOLLOW" Charlotte's blog and leave her a comment, you will get an EXTRA entry in the month end drawing, so hop on over to Charlotte’s blog, stay a spell, post a comment and be sure to click the follow button. This blog candy will celebrate Charlotte's first anniversary of making cards. For each week in Sept., she will be adding some more goodies to the blog challenge candy until the box is full. Thank you Charlotte for this SUPER yummie Candy donation. Check out her FANTASTIC “Challenge Blog Candy” below!!
Drawing #2


7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND sells the best cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies available. The goal of 7 KIDS is to spark and encourage creativity in our customers by bringing them the most innovative, as well as tried-and-true crafting products at the best possible price with fast shipping and excellent customer service. They currently offer over 2,500 products! We hope you will find their store and products exciting and of exceptional value. Customer satisfaction is their #1 priority! They are so generously offering this week's MMSC17 Bonus Winner a $20 shopping Voucher. A special thank you to Tabitha for giving us this wonderful weekly sponsorship :)

Here is today's sketch:

For my MMSC17 this week I used DRS Designs Sunflower with Pumpkin Patch (P105). I decided to get started on making a recipe book for my nephew and future niece for their upcoming wedding next spring. I know it is a long time off but I plan to decorate each page.
I turned the sketch. The image is colored with gamsol and prisma color pencils. The image is layered and embossed for dimension on top of a dry embossed leaf background panel. I bought the paper as part of a scrapbooking pack in Michael's. I just loved the patterns and colors. I used the Spellbinders Mega Curved Rectangles for my layered rectangels and the SU Oval punches for the Recipes label. The border punch used behind the image is the EK Success Moracco Lace punch. The corners are created with the Cuttlebug Vintage Die. I added sewing on the borders to finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed today's post and that it inspires you to create. Maybe it will even inspire you to create a card or project using this sketch. If you do, please link your creation to Mr. Linky on Priscilla's blog here. If you upload your creation to SC, please use the keyword MMSC17. For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters for their fab takes on the sketch!! Please leave them a little love on your journey as I know they would greatly appreciate it. Welcome to our September guest dt Carol!! I can't wait to see all your wonderful creations with these sketches Carol!!
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
Carol-Chocolate, Crafts, & Bears, Oh My!

Thanks for stopping by!! I will be back momentarily with another post. You won't miss my new release post for Our Daily Bread Designs!!! There are three new releases you won't want to miss out on!


Jane Wetzel said...

hey Chris! Since I love fall this card is just AWESOME! I think this has become one of my favs from you! Your kiddos are adorable..My hope for u is that they grow to be your best friends like my 2 daughters are mine!! :) God bless them! they are soooo cute! hugz, Jane :)

Holly Young said...

Beautiful coloring on your card Chris! Sorry about your toe! My mom once dropped a frozen turkey on her toe when she was pulling it out of the freezer so I think I can see just what your toe looks like!
Glad ya'll had a good time on your trip despite the rain.

Sonya said...

What a beautiful book cover! I love your choice of colors and the coloring of your image, ntm your stitching! Perfect! :)

Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya
Midnight Madness Design Team

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! You just ROCKED the DRS images Chris!! I love what you've done with them and the sketch!! :) I will playing right along with you girls all month long!! HUGS

stampinfrog said...

Gorgeous fall looking card! Love the sketch and the pumpkin images with the sunflowers are so cute! Perfect coloring as always!
Hope your toe gets better soon!OUCH! OUCH! OUCH!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, what a stunning creation this is and I'm sure it will be even more gorgeous with all the pages complete..fantastic! Your coloring and details are always just perfect.
I hope your toe gets better soon, that must have hurt big time! Ouch!
Lovely photos of your daughters and hubby in the rain! Bless him! TFS

Melody said...

Really beautiful take on the sketch! Lovely details and coloring!

Jodi said...

Just beautiful!!! I look forward to all your cards, but these sketches in particular! AWESOME!!
Jodi =)

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What a camping trip, you and your family are all troopers!!!

Oh, love the idea of the recipe book, great idea and perfect front on the cover. I know you will finish it off beautifully, it will be a treasure Chris.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a beautiful recipe cover! Very nice coloring. The muli layers are exquisite! You always do a fantastic job with the challenges! Just lovely!

Carolyn said...

Aw, your hubby must be a real sweetie. looks like it wasn't a wasted trip with the smiles on the girls faces. Sorry about your toe though. One of those places that is always so painful to hurt.

Hey, I love the idea of a recipe book. What a gorgeous cover that this is!! I just made a card with that image, and your's is just so beautiful. I always love your work. You can get so much inspiration here!

Your niece-in-law and nephew are going to love and treasure this gift for years to come.


Cheryl said...

OMG a beautiful card,the colours and your colouring are fabulous!!! Everything looks just perfect!! Beautiful photos,looks like you all still had a good time and your husband with the pink need to scrapbook that.And,ouch your toe....I hope it heals soon!! BTW your girls are beautiful!!
Hugs xx

Sue McMahon said...

I'm sorry but there is nothing more hot than a grown man using a little pink umbrella! hehe! You so spanked me on this image! Well done! I love how our images are so different! :)

Shawne said...

Wat a wonderful gift to recieve, they will love this gorgeous album that you no doubt will put a lot of time and heart in, sorry about your poor toe! ;)

Annette Bowes said...

What a fantastic idea, a recipe book, love how beautifully you have coloured the image in, I am sure they are going to be extremely pleased with their gift.

Hope the toe is healing well, lovely pic of the girls, remembering our camping trips all to well in England, plenty of rain, but we still had lots of fun. I like to be in charge of the camera too LOL, take careX:)

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Chris what cuties your girls are! And your recipe book is a perfect gift idea! I hope your poor toe is beginning to feel better. :)

Carol L said...

What a treasured gift this recipe book is going to make! The cover is amazing with the beautiful stitching, coloring and design. Your nephew and his new wife will LOVE it! I hope your toe heals soon, but I have to tell you, I got the biggest kick out of seeing your hubby under that tiny pink umbrella over the campfire! Now that's some SERIOUS camping! LOL TFS :)

Carol Hurlock said...

Chris, the use of this image for a recipe book is outstanding. What a lot of wonderful and attractive details you have put into the development of this cover. This is so charming and classy. Your nephew and future niece will love this. I enjoyed seeing a picture of your gorgeous precious. Hope your toe gets better soon. Thank you for the warm and wonderful welcome. I appreciate it so very much.


Rosemary said...

What a wonderful gift for you nephew and his fiance! Beautiful coloring. Love those pumpkins!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful creation. Great layered pumpkins and flower arrangement. Very cute!

Lin said...

Love your card. those pumpkins are a beautiful colour and just go so wonderfully with the papers. The background teal makes it all pop.

Thanks for your lovely comments on my challenge card too.


milena60 said...

Чудесные работы! Красоты и вдохновения вам пожелаю.Милена Украина!


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