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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Tuesday everyone!! Today is Midnight Madness Sketch day and Vicki's birthday (Stamped Smiles)! Happy Birthday Vicki!!!!!!!!!! If you have a chance, please pop on over to her blog and wish her a happy Birthday!!!!!!!

This week is full of fun and surprises along the way. Tomorrow is my Inky Impressions and Flutter By Wednesday Challenge. It is also my birthday so I am posting some yummy BLOG candy!!!!!!!!!! On Thursday is the Our Daily Bread Designs New Release Blog Hop with PRIZES!! Saturday is the very first Spotlight Saturday Challenge Post!! I am so excited!!!

Now on to Midnight Madness!!!!!!!

As a special way to thank our players and welcome new ones, we will be hosting our very 1st Halloween/Fall themed Midnight Madness Blog Hop.....Beginning October 16th at 8 a.m. EST and ending October 20th at 12 a.m. Midnight. AND OH WILL THERE BE PRIZES....... 25 prizes to be exact.

One Grand Prize random drawing

350th Brand New Sketch Player SPECIAL Prize

13 "Cards from the Crypt" (picked by our very own DT members from the MMSC archives)

10 random package winners


Priscilla is offering a work bench (The Original Scrapbox worth $1295). You don't want to miss that blog candy! Wow!!!! Go check out her blog now for details!!!!

This is your last DAY to get in on the drawings for the Sept Months Giveaways and the MMSC20 weekly bonus prize. You have till Midnight EST 9-29-09 to get your MMSC20 entries in to qualify. One winner will be drawn for each giveaway 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.....
#3. Kathrin aka Kruemel

Congrats Kathrin!!!!!!!!!!!

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!!

I so enjoy visiting all your blogs and SC to see ALL your designs. They truly are REMARKABLE. Congrats to this week's “Midnight Madness Remarkables” award winners…..
28. Rosette
40. sassy
53. Juut

Our Sponsor for the month of
October is....
The Midnight Madness Team is just thrilled with out sponsor this month. Chelsea from Gurlee Girl Design was VERY GENEROUS to our entire team. You will be getting a big treat, because we get to share some of her wonderful images on our sketch samples this month. Chelsea is a very talented artist. Mine will be posted in a couple of weeks!!!

Winner will get 3 free stamps of their choice AND a $50 Certificate that is valid till June 2010. WOWZER :)

Thank you again Chelsea
Month End Drawing #1

Sue - McMahon Five Designs
“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 Sue has so generously offered up some challenge blog candy for the month of September. 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" Sue's blog and leave her a comment, you will get an EXTRA entry in the month end drawing, so hop on over to Sues’s blog, stay a spell, post a comment and be sure to click the follow button. Thank you Sue for this SUPER yummy Candy donation. Check out her FANTASTIC “Challenge Blog Candy” below!!
Month End Drawing #2

Belles 'n Whistles is pleased to offer an exclusive stampline created by the wonderful artist Elisabeth Bell! Manufactured here in the United States, our red-rubber stamps are deeply etched, highly detailed, foam-mounted and pre-cut, ready for immediate use! The delightful images will make priceless editions to your rubber stamp collection. Truly, these are "Stamps that tickle the heartstrings!" Summer from over at Belles ‘n Whistles is giving away two adorable stamps for the Bonus winner of this weeks Sketch challenge (MMSC21) the Little Witch with Broom and Scarecrow and Little Wizard as seen below. Thank you for your generosity.

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With Halloween coming up in October, I decided it would be fun to use one of my Penny Black images and create a Halloween Card!!!

I used Penny Black's Witchy Mouse and SU Haiku Paper. The web was created with some Halloween Trim I had left over from last year that I cut apart. I decided for this week to use a more CAS look. It still includes sewing although it is hard to see in the photo. The black panels are dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Swirls Folder.

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters. They have done an outstanding job with this week's sketch and there is a tremendous amount of variety too!!!

Carol-Chocolate, Crafts, & Bears!
Carolyn - Creative Card Corner
Charlotte - Designs From Within
Denise - kc242 Designs by Denise
Jane - The Paper Affair
Jeni - Jeni's Custom Cards
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
Lovely Linda's - Craft Central!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you too have time to create and maybe even use today's sketch. If you do, please link your creation to Mr. Linky here. If you upload to SC please use the keyword, MMSC21.

Thanks for always leaving such wonderful comments and inspiring me!! I hope my followers return tomorrow for some YUMMY Birthday Blog candy and for the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge and Inky Impressions Challenge.


Betty Wright said...

Super cute and fabulously done, Chris!!! Thanks for all the great info, too!!! Blessings!!!

Annette Bowes said...

Love all these halloween projects, this is fantastic, love the cobweb effect, wishing you a very happy birthday tomorrow, sounds like you will be celebrating all week, take careX:)

Chris said...

Gosh I love your four little much cuteness to check out! :)

Happy, happy birthday! (we celebrate all week long in our house!)

Cheryl said...

Awesome job on this sketch Chris! Love the web and that image is just too cute!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Chris - what an action packed post today!! Thanks you for the best update in town!! I love you MMSC card - it is adorable and far from spooky! LOL! As usual there is so much detail - gorgeous! I love that cobweb - I think I have the matching ones in my house!! LOL! Thanks for sharing - always a delight! God bless you! {{{hugs}}
Happy Birthday for tomorrow my friend!! I will be back to help celebrate it with you!!

Tina said...

Fantastically adorable! Love that sweet mouse!! Hope your birthday is a great one!!

Cathy said...

Truly adorable, Chris! I love that sweet little image! Hugs, Cathy

stampinfrog said...

Chris your card is so SPOOKTACULAR! Love the PB image and the 2 web corners are the perfect embellie!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!Hope all your wishes come true!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Chris, this Penny Balck image is so cute!! I love your alternate squares of orange and black and the webs. the cb bg on the main panel show up so well. Great job.

Stef H said...

wow! you really want to keep us busy - LOL!

i love the card. i just love that spider web!


Grace said...

Just adorable Chris! Whew I am tired just reading this post!!! You sure gave a lot of info on it so thanks for that too! Cute images and great design!!!

LINDA said...

Thanks for all the wonderful info..Love you card.. It is just to cute..Great design and the little image is so cute..
Hugs, Linda

dolcreations said...

This is super cute! It must have taken some real patience to cute him out so perfectly! I love the layout! Once again you have done a beauty card!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Happy Birthday to all the Birthday girls!! 29, right? Love the Penny Black image, and your designer papers and those spider webs, great Halloween card to receive, thanks Chris.

Crystal said...

OH MY GOSH Chris this is just TOOOOO CUTE!!! WOW OH WOW LOVE your card girl!

Holly Young said...

Super cute card Chris. and Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a really great day.

Lori said...

Happy early Birthday! Just in case I can't get to my computer tomorrow, due to a boys high school soccer game. I saw your card on Priscilla's MMSC, & fell in love with all of the little details and "stuff"! Another great card, Chris!

Carol L said...

Your card is outstanding!! I love all the wonderful Halloween details and colors!!
Happy Birthday (a little early) to a fellow Libra! Mine was last Friday :)

Carol Hurlock said...

Your Penny Black image is just adorable. You card is just fabulous with all the texture and trim. Outstanding eye candy.


Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday Chris!!! Enjoy your special day! Your card is so sweet this week. I love the cute image and the dotted embossing. A great take this week.

Birthday hugs and blessings,

Denise Marzec said...

LOVE Penny Black and I LOOOOVE your fun card. Awesome!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a great Halloween card. This Penny Black stamp is one of my favorites. I like all of your choices. It is so adorably well done!

Jessica G. said...

Adorable card, Chris! Such a sweet mouse image, beautifully colored, and the accents like your cobweb corners are perfect!!

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

Very cute Mouse, Chris! She is so cute and the background is great! Lots of texture, my favorite :) xox ~Jeni

Patti J said...

Chris, this is so cute! Love your little web corners! Girl, it sounds like you have a very busy week! Try to find some time to enjoy your birthday tomorrow!!! Have a great night!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Happy Birthday Chris, I hope your whole week is a special celebration...just for you!
Your little PB Mouse is soooo adorable. I just love your card, the embossing, dp, cobweb and little broomstick embellishment! Just perfect.

Stamp and Smile said...

AWWW Chris, this card is adorable!! Love the embellies, textures and the layout... VERY CUTE! Love that mouse image.... TFS! :)

Danni said...

What a cute, cute card!! Just adorable!

Cheryl said...

So cute,love that little image and fantastic details!!! Brilliant work!!
Hugs xx

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Hi Chris, I just LOVE this little Penny Black witch/mouse. Such a sweet image with perfect details. :) Thank you for your prayers for my mil. We are all doing the best we can and appreciating everyday we have together. Hugs, Michelle

Velta said...

How cute is this little guy!!! I love your design around this image...your coloring is perfect!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh HUN!! Thank you SO MUCH for mentioning my b-day!! :) I hope yours is a very lovely day today!! ENJOY YOURSELF TOO!!

You know I ALWAYS love what you ladies create on the MMSC!! This card just rocks and that image is just waaaay too cute!! ;) I love your creations!! TFS! HUGS

Priscilla said...

Your work is always flawless :) Well done with the sketch :)


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