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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Tuesday to you all!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and those of you in the USA enjoyed the long holiday weekend. I know our family sure did!!!

Today is another Midnight Madness Sketch! Woohoo! You have till Midnight EST 9-8-09 to get your MMSC17 entries in. Our weekly winner will be drawn 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 are 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.....

#71. Melody R.
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 “Midnight Madness Remarkables” award winners…..

29. Jacque


Our Sponsor for the month of September is....

Last week we posted our Month end sponsors, so be sure to take a look at all that is up grabs this month HERE. Continuing to support our challenges this month is DRS Designs!! They offer high quality, wood mounted rubber stamps as well as unmounted rubber depending on your preference. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with their awesome images this week, so see below for the MMDT weekly sketch sample cards.


Our MMSC18 Weekly Sponsor is.....
This week's sponsor is one of our very own Midnight Madness players. Penny is generously offering up a wonderful set of her digis and a really cool stamp set from “Close to my Heart” Be sure to stop by her BLOG and check out all that she has going on.

Look at all the digis you will get, PLUS you get to pick four FREE digis of your choice from her complete line. To view her line, click HERE .....PLUS, you get the awesome stamp set below!!
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The above is week #18 sketch MMSC18

Each of the Dt members used an image from DRS Designs for their creation. I used the gorgeous Pumpkin Bouquet for today's kick off to fall. The buses are now running and the kids are off to school (not mine cause they are homeschooled and started a few weeks ago already).

This pumpkin bouquet is just the perfect fall image!! I colored it with prisma color pencils and gamsol and then embossed and glittered it. It is a lot more sparkly in Real life than it is in this picture. The image is popped up and the background behind the image is dry embossed with a birds and leaves Cuttlebug folder.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: DRS Designs Pumpkin Bouquet
Paper: SU Haiku, K and Co. Glitter Paper, Lemon CS from Bazzill
Accessories: Gold cording, Memory Box Brads (copper), sewing machine, Classic Frame Spellbinders

I hope this creation inspires you to create and maybe even create using a DRS Designs image or for this sketch
. If you do join us for this sketch challenge, please leave a direct link here.
Please include a last name so we can distinguish you from other participants. It is very hard to keep track of who is who for prizes and etc. when we only have first names. Thanks!!

If you upload your creations to SC, please use the keyword MMSC18.

For more inspiration for this sketch, my dt sisters did an amazing job and have some awesome examples to share:

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!

Happy Birthday Cathy and Nicole!! If you have a chance, please stop by their blogs and leave them some love. I am actually late for Nicole's b-day. It was yesterday. Sorry Nicole!! Nicole has some awesome blog candy that you won't want to miss!!! Click on her name above and it will take her to her candy which is available until Sept 12!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!! I know I am looking forward to creating and blog hopping again! Thanks for all your wonderful comments and always for stopping by. Your comments and visits make my day!

blessings, Chris

P.S. I am so sorry for the extra large print in this text, I have tried to edit it 5 times and I can't seem to be able to change it. Not sure why?!!


Tina said...

So lovely Chris!

LINDA said...

OH MY !!! This is simply gorgeous..Love it!!
Hugs, Linda

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris, What a beautiful card. I especially like your coloring, and the background papers. Just lovely!

Cathy said...

Chris, this is stunning!! Your coloring and that papers that you chose are just perfect!! Love it!! Hugs,Cathy

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers just stunning!!!

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

Beautiful job Chris! You choice of the frame was just right, I didn't even think of using that frame. And the coloring is so pretty. Thank you for sharing and always leaving great comments for me , xox ~Jeni

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Chris, your card is just gorgeous!! I love how you've colored the DRS image, but your take on the sketch makes it look even more stunning!! Fabulous work!! HUGS

Carolyn said...

I enlarged this picture, because you know I want to see that glitter and sparkle close up. I absolutely love it. What a gorgeous card! I love your spellbinder frame. Look forward to seeing more gorgeous card made with this.


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Yes, fall is here.. beautiful card to welcome in the season. You always to great work, love the brads, the dry embossing, lacing, coloring. sewing and DP - the whole package!

Cheryl said...

You are amazing,this is gorgeous and your image is so beautiful!!!
Hugs xx

dolcreations said...

What an amazing card. Here come fall and you have done up perfectly!

Shawne said...

Very cool frame, and I love the dp you chose and the antique brads. Beautiful coloring on the pumpkin bouquet, stunning as always! ;)

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Chris,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Crystal said...

SOOOO Gorgeous Chris!! WOW LOVE your take on the sketch!!!

Spyder said...

Super brilliant card!love it.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love your Fall card, just not the thought that summer is over! The threading under the brads is wonderful....I really like this sketch!

Jodi said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous and I love this sketch!! I will have to participate for sure!
Jodi =)

Grace said...

Chris this is soooo pretty! I love this fall beauty! Love all the sparkle and the gold cording and of course that pretty nesty frame! Just beautiful!!!

Ceal said...

Chris your card is Beautiful!!

Denise Marzec said...

Fannnnnnn-tabulous card! Love Love LOVE that pumpkin and floral image!!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous deep and rich colors and so much warmth! Beautiful!!!

Stef H said...

WOW! i actually have THAT stamp and it's never looked that beautiful! just gorgeous!

hope you had a great weekend. ours was super. but then, everyday is super!


Ann Kranitz said...

Glad you had a good weekend...we did too. My kids start school tomorrow so we made the very best of the last few days of summer. Your card is sheer gorgeousness!!! What a great image...

Darlene said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! LOVE the fall theme and your coloring is perfect!! FANTASTIC!!

Patti J said...

Love your card Chris!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Absolutely beautiful, Chris! The bg lacing and your sewing with that gorgeous dp is are terrific!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Chris. I love this layout. Ya'll come out with some really challenging layouts and that gets the creative juices going. SUper coloring on your image too. So fallish and beautiful. TFS

Nicola said...

Wowzers Chris, this is totally awesome. Love all that glitter and your colouring is supeb. Gorgeous paper and stitchwork and those brads and cords are beautiful.
Nicola -x-

Carol L said...

This is simply gorgeous! I love the brads, the background and especially those perfectly colored pumpkins!

Carol Hurlock said...

Chris, I absolutely love your card. This image is one of my favorites from DRS designs. I love pumpkins especially together with sunflowers. You did an outstanding job with this sketch. I just love it!


Priscilla said...

Hey Chris what a great post and thank you for the big bold working ;) Your card this week was exceptional :)

Sue McMahon said...

Chris, that frame is PERFECT for this weeks sketch! Your card is so perfect for fall! Just love it!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, this is a stunner! Fantastic job with the sketch and the image is just gorgeous. Love all the sparkles on it when you enlarge the photo! The double stitching around the edging is fabulous...such a treat for the eyes!
Sorry my card wasn't up on the computer is not being nice to me right now!!! Think it's time for a new one!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Beautiful image and colors Chris. I love that frame you've used too. Totally feels like fall when I'm looking at this card. :) Michelle

Shirley said...

Talk about beautiful~ This is just lovely and your layers are just wonderful too!

stephanne said...

This is a wonderful card, so perfect for the changing season, the image and colouring look great against the bazzill and glitter paper, very inspiring work. Thanks for visiting my MMSC project and my butterfly box, I really appreciate it!!


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