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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I hope you have had a good beginning to your week!! Today it is time for another Midnight Madness Sketch! For even more fun, I used a sneak peak of our new release from Our Daily Bread Designs to be released on Monday February 1st. I so love these new sets!
Before I go on to the sketch, I just want to briefly congratulate our winners and introduce our new guest designer for February....

Our February Diva is...
Cheryl Frank
We are just thrilled to have Cheryl joining us for the whole month of Feburary . Welcome to the team Cheryl! You know I love your creations!

Thanks Grace for working with us in January! You know how much I love you and I have enjoyed having you as a part of the team. Your creations are over the top on each and every post!

Our MMSC36 Gold Star Award goes to...
14. Laney
Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...
15. pam124
30. Linda W
51. Melissa

Our MMSC36 Weekly Bonus Winner is....
8. Joyce (Ashjoy)

Our Sponsors are:


This Weeks (MMSC38) Bonus Sponsor is....
Thank you Vicki for your sponsorship this week...
Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. is our sponsor this week.
This is the prize for this weeks MMSC37 bonus winner...
The MMSC38 prize is a 6X6 kit with stamps embellishments and everything fun!!
*Our January Monthly Sponsor is.....

Click Here to see this months Give away worth over $100

Here is our sketch this week:

We got a really nice response to our “Your Choice” sketch selection last week so we are going to keep this trial going for a little longer.

Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)

My take on the sketch:

Here is the image that I spoke about which is sneak peak of a new release called Sing For Joy from Our Daily Bread Designs! I am so loving these new releases for February. This has got to be one of my faves for sure!! The sentiment also one of my faves from the He is My Refuge set. It has been a while since I have created a shaker card so I thought this sketch and image would work well with one. The image is colored with copics. The sky is sponged. The filler on the inside of the shaker is little clear beads. The designer paper was sent to me by Kelley, ODBD owner, in December which I was hoarding for just the right card. I just thought this would work perfectly! This paper is glittered and gorgeous. You can find this Frosty Snowflake dp from SEI here. The dry embossing on the background layer is using the snowflakes folder.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs New Release for Feb 1-Sing for Joy- Image, He Watches me- Sentiment.
Paper: Frosty Snowflake dp from SEI, Blue Bayou, white (Neenah Solar White)
Accessories: Vintage corners die from Cuttlebug, Snowflake Stickers from K&Co., blue gems, Snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug
Pixie Dust Studio - Glitter and sparkle,
Raise The Bar - The gift that keeps on giving - use anything someone has given you-paper from Kelley
Candy shoppe asked for new items- all my dp is new, gems and the new release from ODBD
Spoonful of Sugar: Free Style
MMSC38: sketch

I hope you have enjoyed reading and viewing my post. If you decide to use this sketch, please leave a direct link to Mr. Linky here. If you upload your creation to any online galleries, please use the keyword: MMSC38.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:
Carol, Carolyn, Charlotte, Denise, Grace, Jane, Jeni, Linda, Michelle, Phyllis, Priscilla, and Sue

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!


Vickie Kertz said...

All the cards are fantastic this week, but I think I am partial to yours. Love the colors!!!!

Janice said...

Chris this is gorgeous! I love that cardinal. Think I may have to pick this one up. I love the shaker with clear beads- so pretty. Just love everything about this one!

Tina said...

Wow Chris, this is gorgeous. I love all those rich colors.

Karen W said...

Very pretty Chris, I love these new sets also, can't wait to get them.

Annette Bowes said...

Chris this is just beautiful, gorgeous image coloured so beautifully, love your detail, Just wonderful, take careX:)

Cindy Haffner said...


dolcreations said...

Oh Chris this shaker card is absolutely stunning. The image of the cardinal is so suited for this...absolutely stunning!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Chris your redbird card is fabulous and that it is a shaker too is just perfect! Love every single thing about it! Wow. Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog. For my corners I used one of my spellbinder corners and then hand trimmed around it.
Midnight Madness DT

Cheryl said...

STUNNING Chris! Just absolutely gorgeous the colors, and your cardinal just pops out atchya! Fabulous job on that cardinal by the way....and thank you soooooo much for the warm welcome!!! xoxo

Grace said...

Wow Chris! This is the perfect way to showcase this gorgeous stamp!!! You are so clever my friend!!! Your coloring is fantastic and all the details are just perfect!!! Thank you for your kind words and loving support! I enjoyed my month with MMSC so much!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card is beautiful. the colouring of the image is paefect and the layout of the card is fantastic. Absolutely gorgeous.
Fiona x

Risa said...

Wow, what a super awesome card! Your image is stunning and I love the layout!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Beautiful Cardinal and coloring and a shaker, WOW, love those!! Great job and what a treasure. Have a great day, Jane

Crystal said...

Chris, this is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S ! Wow!!! Love those birds !

Stef H said...

you KNOW what i'm going to say!! this is gorgeous. i'm loving that sentiment and those corners too.

hugs :)

Holly Young said...

Chris, this is just lovely. I love the whole layout and the way you've embellished it really makes it special.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

This is just so pretty, I love the color blue that you used, it makes the Red Cardinal pop out.

Cheryl said...

WOW I love this and there are too many fabulous details to mention......gorgeous work!!! How do you do your shaker card,I love that the shaker bit is recessed into the card,mine always sits on the outside.
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,

If we buy this set...will you make another card for everyone?! LOL

You have made this so beautiful...all of the little details. Cardinals are one of Dave's and my favorite birds. We have them come to the feeders all of the time. You make the real "thing" look like a forgery. They should be so happy to be able to live the life you have set up in the card! The snow is wonderful, and the brightness of this bird...fabulous!

Rejoice! For he filled our world with beautiful birds like this, and creative artists like you.

Traci S.

stampinfrog said...

WOW Chris this card is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the cardinal(colored to perfection) and the shaker with clear beads is beautiful!Love all the details!!!

Dianne said...

I am always in AWE when I see your cards. This card is totally gorgeous!! I love everything about this card.

Christina C. said...

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful card!!! SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!! That card is a true labor of love.

Deb Neerman said...


Anonymous said...

Chris, this card is pure elegance! So many features on it to talk about. I love the papers you used. I also love the brown and blues together. Great color combo! Thanks for playing with the Pixies!!:)

Kerri said...

WOWZER, Chris! This is soooo GORGEOUS!!! Love the colors and dp, and the way you did the sentiment! Fab details as always!

Maria Matter said...

What a beautiful card see the cardinals in the snow...a gorgeous sight!!
I love all your special touches especially your adds such character!!

Hope you're feeling all better today!
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

Shirley N said...

Chris, your shaker card is GORGEOUS!!!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris what a fabulous card, love the bird it really is stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Grace Baxter said...

You did a beautiful job on card. What a lot of work you put into it!

Darlene said...

Oh Chris ... you make my jaw drop with every new creation you make!!! This is just beautiful and very clever! You are truly an inspiration!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar!!
(Great job of covering challenges ... wow!)

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful, I love all the details!

Crystal said...

WOW Chris you rocked this sketch sweetie...I LOVE the shaker this image and thse awesome colors.....Beautiful and stunning details!!!!! Great catching up today sweetie!!! Enjoy your evening!

Denise Marzec said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Chris!

Dawn B. said...

Chris this is beautiful. I love the peeks I have been seeing..Terrific coloring. Your detail really tops this card off..Great job.

Kristen H said...

So pretty! I love the window style cards! The layers are great with the embossing in the back... Love the sentiment too!

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

The wonderful colors and the window style card makes this so awesome! You make such beautiful wintry card, Chris! xox ~Jeni

Sharon said...

Hi Chris, such a beautiful card,your colouring of the cardinal is gorgeous. xx

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh this is so beautiful Chris I need to get sunflowers seeds out to lure the lovely Cardinal family back to my yard! Beth

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the papers you've used and the details also. Hugs Michele x

Carolyn said...

I am so loving your card!! I love shakers to begin with, and your artistic touch always makes it irresistable. This card is stunning in every detail and you are a master at choosing the right colors, papers and the way that you color your images. Thank you for sharing this masterpiece with us.


Phyllis said...

Just beautiful, Chris!! I love the cardinal!! All of your details are so beautiful and great colors!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Chris, I love how you made this gorgeous cardinal shaker card. All the corners, the snowflakes, sentiment and stitching are just perfect. Love that blue and white color combo! Just amazing as always!

Priscilla said...

Chris, I have yet to make a shaker card..LOL Your talent covers so many styles and projects. Your card this week is so very pretty and all the extra details are wonderful. Your rocked the sketch as normal Thank you

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Cheis - you do it every time - blow us away with your incredible talent my friend! I love this card, there is so much detail and so much to take in - gorgeous image and I love that sentiment, it is fabulous!! Your DP is stunning - I would have been saving that too! Love the sharer card - how cool Christ! This is amazing - thanks for sharing Chris - LOVE IT!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Love the cozy image and and the rich blue. Your layout design is gorgeous Chris!!!

Carol Hurlock said...

Chris: This is breathtaking in presentation and color coordination. Simply stylish and attractive in all aspects of card creativity. The best of the best. Awesome job my friend.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Hi Chris, this is simply stunning! I love how you made this cardinal so bright and cheerful in the setting of a snowy winter day. Shaker cards always fascinate me and yours in no exception. It's like a window into a winter wonderland. Hugs! Michelle

Sue McMahon said...

Hi Chris! This is gorgeous! You make shaker cards look so easy! I have yet to try one! Love all your texture and dimension! Beautiful job!

chris a said...

Your card is so beautiful - and I love your presentation with the snow. thanks for sharing with us at Candy Shoppe Designs


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