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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hi Everyone!! Today is Tuesday and time for another Midnight Madness Sketch. This week's sketch is such a fun one and I know you will love it!!

Wow....Everyone's cards from last week's sketch were so pretty..we had such a hard to choosing our award winners this week. You are all winners in our book!
CONGRATULATIONS to this week's Remarkables and Masterpiece award winners!!!
Our MMSC43 Gold Star Award goes to...
38. Brenda Kluge
Our Remarkables Award this week goes to...
2. Jakester
82. Patty

Our MMSC44 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
*Stamp and Create Is our sponsor again this week. Thank you Lacey for your awesome MMSC44 bonus prize. Be sure to check out her store for all the newest releases. They are very cute!! This week you can save 25% off of ribbon and the bow easy.

Our March Monthly Sponsor is....
** The "priscillastyles" Store
Click HERE to see the Awesome Prize!
Here is this weeks Sketch (Your Choice)

Here is my take on the sketch!!
This is a card I made using the Wags n Whiskers image: Happy Day available at Stamp and Create!! Isn't she just so fun!! I had so much fun inking her up with Distress inks!! I also added paper piecing and sparkle!! The dp is from Scenic Route Sonoma that I found in my scraps. So glad I save some of my big and small pieces. The flower is from Prima and has beads added to it for some sparkle. The coral ribbon is American Crafts and was one of my fave with all the flecks of gold in it.

This is an envelope I created for it using Priscilla's 6X6 think style envi kit found here. It was so fun and easy to make. The butterflies are punched using the Classic Butterfly punch. The flourishes are embossed in holographic glitter using a Stamp Set. The sides are sewn by machine as is the flap. The closure is velcro. The decorative flower is a large star spacer from Stamp and Create with a pearl brad in the middle. What a great presentation this makes for your card. It almost looks like a gift!

I am also submitting this card for the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge to make a card or project expressing Joy.
Isaiah 12:6 "Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you." I thought this Happy Day image is definitely joyful!! I know, personally I am so blessed and need to be joyful for all the blessings bestowed upon me. is so easy to think of the economy or all the negative things that happen around you....

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wags n Whiskers- Happy Day available at Stamp and Create
Paper: Scenic Route-Sonoma, Coral Bazill, Kiwi Kiss CS
Accessories: Victoria embossing folder, Script Embossing folder, silver and pearl baubles, American Crafts ribbon, prima flower with beads

Envi: Priscilla's 6X6 think style envi kit found here, ZVA Creative Pearls, MS Classic Butterfly Punch, large star spacer

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge to make a card or project expressing Joy.
Stamp Something- Something girly
By the Cute and Girly- Think Spring
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Flower Power
Creative Card Crew: Celebrations(this is a birthday card for my niece)
Spoonful of Sugar- recycled (dp from my scrap box and green ribbon scraps)
Papertake Weekly- Buttons, Bows, brads and bling
ABC Challenge- Paper Piecing
hand full of stamps: let it shine (I embossed my image)
Crafty challenge: flower power
Bee Crafty: embossing
Clearly I stamp: paper piecing
Delightful Sketches- Kids

Please visit the rest of the Design Team Divas to see their take on this week's sketch!

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
Linda - Craft Central!!
Michelle - Daydreams by Michelle
Phyllis - SparklePlenty1000
Priscilla - "priscillastyles"
Sue - McMahon Five Designs
Sue Drees - Rubber Stamping Adventures

I hope you enjoyed my creation and you too are able to participate in the sketch. If you do create a card or project using the sketch, please leave a direct link to your creation here. If you upload to PCP or SC please use the keyword MMSC44.

Midnight Madness is also having a design team call!!
The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is quickly approaching it’s one year anniversary and we would like to mix it up by adding new members to our team. Our DT is dedicated to making your crafting experience always new and exciting, so we are going to be changing things up a bit. The success of our Guest Diva has given us the idea to bring people on board for a longer period of time. MMSC would like to give you the opportunity to work side by side with us for a 3 month period. MMSC is looking to add a few new enthusiastic members to our team during the next few months. For more details, please visit here.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet comments!! I am so inspired by you all!


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This card has a bit of everything. I love your papers , embossing and stitching (more of that wonderfully precise stitching) and the image is so cute. And wow!!! that envelope is magnificent - the embellishment on it puts many a card to shame.
Well that is me inspired for the day - I so love visiting here because your work is fantastic.
Fiona x

☼ Cheryl* said...

That is such a beautiful Card, Chris! The envelope is so nice too :)

Angelwood said...

Hi Chris! Wow! How beautiful your card is! Love the papers you've used - such beautful spring colors. The stitching around the papers is wonderful too. This is a great sketch! Awesome work! hugs, Angela

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Chris!! Love the matching envelope! xx

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness gf this looks amazing, lovin all the pinks....OOOOOO this is just soooo gorgeous!!! Look at all this work, you amaze me sweetie!!!! TTYS!!! Big Hugs!

Phyllis said...

WOW!! This is just GORGEOUS, love all the pink!! Your papers and embellishments are WONDERFUL!! That envelope made from Priscilla's template is just BEAUTIFUL!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

cheryl said...

wow this is stunning again hun adore the colurs and the envelope is just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

pinky said...

Just gorgeous Chris, the envelope is as beautiful as the card! Thanks for sharing at BTC&G this week.

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness...this is just too sweet. I love this card and the gorgeous envelope to go with it! You are so talented I tell ya!
I am loving how you did that little adorable! Thank-you for always inspiring!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Gorgeous card Chris..lovely colors and dry embossing, ribbon and flower! Your envelope is beautiful the front! You are always such an inspiration! Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers for my little one!

Kim said...

So pretty and sweet! Nice card, Chris!

Unknown said...

Simply adorable, Chris! I love your stitching and love the DP! Great job with the sketch! Very inspiring! Have a wonderful day!

stampinfrog said...

Chris this card and envelope to match is gorgeous!Your coloring is perfect and love all the details!

Sue McMahon said...

Hi Chris! I am inlove with this yummy Coral color you used! Such a lovely color! Your take on the sketch is perfect! Your layered ribbon is such a sweet touch to such a cute image! Beautiful card and envelope!!


Unknown said...

Such a darling little image, love your papers choices and the ribbon treatment is fab! You always put a smile in my heart and on my face!
Kim xXx

Patti J said...

Love your card, Chris - you are always such an inspiration to me! Great job, as always, dear friend!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Oh Happy day - cleaning. Another fabulous card from you - love it all, how do you come up with new things all the TIME? WOW, love all the details and paper piecing and the spacer on the envelope from stamp and create and the 6 x 6 envelope, YES, it does look like a gift. Your cards are gifts too - wonderful Chris. Hugs, Jane

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

Chris, What a SWEET Image! You have colored her so well with Distress inks, usually I can tell but you've kept the colors still on the light side and work magic with it! Fabulous envelope kit too! xox ~Jeni

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

She is a cute!

I love how you have used the pink and the green togheter!


Carol Hurlock said...

Look at all that gorgeous stitching. This is a beauty in design and creativity. I love this pretty paper too. A display of excellence.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Lori said...

Super card! I really like the envelope and the embellishments on it.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi,i am Nicki (glowbugs daughter).I`m using my moms acount to comment since I don`t have one.
I love your colors and the em-bellies!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card and envelope - Chris!!! Can't go wrongwith a sweet girl image and butterflies :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Jodi said...

Chris this is so pretty! Love the envelope you created and the adorable card too!! Love those papers you used too!
Jodi =)

Carolyn said...

This is such a sweet girly card. I just love that pretty dp, and your envelope is amazing. Your work is so inspiring and everything that you make is a gift from your heart. Thank you for sharing! So cute that your daughter left you a comment on your card. Warmed my heart!

Hugs and blessings to you!


Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, Chris! This is just adorable! Love the DP, the sketch, the image, oh just everything! It's perfect!!

Liz McGuire, said...

This is beautiful, thanks for joining in at Crafty calendar this month.

Liz x

Dianne said...

Chris, this card is stunning!! Love the image and your stitching. Great details.

Danni said...

This is so wonderful! She just looks so cute with her pinwheel!! Love it!

Kerri said...

WOW, Chris!!! What an adorable image, and I LOVE your stitching!!! That envie is fabulous! Definitely going to have to check out that tutorial! Awesome details as always, woman!

Sue said...

What a pretty girl card. Love the pinks and green. Image is darling. Your matching envelope is beautiful with the butterflies. Your stitching on your card and envy is so nice and really makes them stand out. So pretty ribbon and flower touches too. Just Beautiful.


Michelle's Daydreams said...

Chris, this is SO PRETTY! I love the dp and all the stitching.... even on the envelope! Wonderful! :) Michelle

Cheryl said...

WOW breathtaking,your stitching and colouring are fabulous!!! And,your envelope is gorgeous,what a perfect set!!
Hugs xx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous Chris. Love the papers you have used as well as the lovely image.

Priscilla said...

Thank you Chris for a most awesome post today. You do not miss a beat do you? I love your card this week and you never disappoint. Beautiful envy too. Thank you :) You are a joy to work with my friend.

Denise Marzec said...

Very sweet card....I love teh embossing behind the image like that. Now, let's talk about that envelope....totally....flippin'....COOL, girl! WOWWW! Love your details.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card and envelope ,,,, just beautiful ! I love the image and the papers and embellies are perfect :-)

thanks for joining the ABC and PTW Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Another sweet creation from you sweetie!! I love that image and your beautiful details are so sweet!! LOVE the envelope too!! You're too clever!! Thanks for joining us again at Stamp Something!! HUGS

Lisa Foster said...

Great Stitching! Love that adorable matching envie! You are so productive!!! (what's your secret to managing your craft time? :)

Victoria said...

gorgeous creation - love the image and the envelope is fabulous.

Thanks for playing at Cupcake Craft Challenge, Creative Card Crew and Bee Crafty! this week

Katie said...

This is a super cute card! I love the coloring and paper piecing and embossing the panel behind the image really makes it pop!
Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.

Anonymous said...

Awwhh, she is so c-u-t-e! Wowzers on the envelope, girl. Thanks for sharing your art with us at SSCC.

Wendy Hall said...

Fabuous Chris!! Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

peggysue said...

That is one very joyful creation. And the envelope is truly a work of art. Thank you for participating in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week!

Wendy @ E-1-A said...

Beautiful card and envelope to match xx

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! This is such a fun card! I love that's the perfect finishing touch. And I really love this sweet girl paper-pieced!

Lovely Linda said...

Awwww Chris - this is another totally gorgeous image and you have made it even moreso with your gorgeous touches! Love the DP and ribbon together a perfect match - brought together beautifully with the ribbon - I love this Chris!! Thanks for sharing!!! God bless you Chris! {{{hugs}}}

Bee said...

Lovely card, beautiful colours anf florals. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge (you do need to use a digi image for these challenges though) :)

csroyal said...

Very nice! Glad to see you at Delightful Sketches and Challenges again!

Unknown said...

Wow, just beautiful!!! Love it!!! Thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.


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