Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Midnight Madness Week #14 (MMSC14)

The weekly BONUS WINNER for MMSC13 is
47. Gini Cagle

The MMSC13 bonus gift is being donated by Scor Pal Gini please email me your address so I can ship your goodies :)

My little helpers having fun with an eraser board :)

We have some really fun stuff going on this week, so first things first! You have till Midnight EST tonight (8-11-09) to get your MMSC13 in for last weeks sketch. One winner will be drawn for our weekly BONUS GIFT give away from Scor Pal on Wednesday. We will now be leaving Mr. Linky open for anyone who would like to enter their projects after the fact. We will have a “LAST CALL” posted to Mr. Linky at Midnight EST and any entries after that will not be eligible for our weekly or monthly drawings, so be sure to get your card added to Mr. Linky in plenty of time. If you miss the deadline please share your link with us, as we would still love to see your projects. Starting this week, the Midnight Madness blog is going to be featuring tutorials call “Mid Week Midnight Madness Tutorial”. This Wednesday, I will be showing how to make “Handmade Chiffon Flowers” just like the one featured on my card this week. Melissa our GDT member will be featuring one in a couple of weeks followed by Sue’s feature of her Wood Paper Tutorial here in September, so be sure to come back and see what you can do with all her Fun New Products as well! Don’t forget that August is “Refer your Friends for Freebies” month. If you are new to our blog, below are some links to some of what our blog features, so if you have time, be sure to check them out…….

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 theMIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE” Gold Star Award goes to.....
40. Craftypagan
Enjoy your award and please display it proudly!
(if you would like the blinkie code, just email me ;)
Sketch Challenge Star Award MMM

The recipient of this Team award deserves it wholeheartedly. She continues to show us each week what a wonderful teammate she is. She is so dedicated to her friends, family and recently just gave birth to a baby girl. She told me she spends hours just staring into her new baby’s beautiful sweet face. You just keep on loving that little one and when you are ready to join in with the sketches again, we will be waiting for you. In the meantime, we would like to let you know how much we appreciate your friendship. She is being given the Midnight Madness Miss Congeniality Award.

This week we would like to honor.....

Stop by and check out her Blog.
Thank you for being such a great friend to us!!
Shawne's Award medium size

I have to give some attention to the very generous ladies over at Simon Says Stamp. They have graciously offered to be a sponsor of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and have donated a $50 voucher to their store to the lucky winner of our August sketch challenges. You don't want to miss out on a fabulous chance like that, so be sure to play along for your chance to win this amazing prize! Not only have they done that for the MMSC group, but now, they are offering an unbelieveable blog candy! $100.00 in CHA products to a lucky winner if you enter by August 14th! Make sure you make a stop over there to check out the details at the Simon Says Stamp blog for your chance at this very generous prize! While you are paying them a visit over there, drop by their store: Simon Says Stamp They always offer some of the best products and are very sweet to deal with. It will be worth your time to drop by, and you will see that you will want to keep going back for more.

Midnight Madness Month end Drawing #1

This weeks "Weekly Bonus" Sponsor is....

This week are sponsor is Sue McMahon from “McMahon Five Designs” She is also on our very own design team. Sue began making cards 11 years ago after attending her first Stampin’ Up! party. She was hooked and has never looked back! She became a demonstrator and held monthly Coffee and Cards Parties at her home for 9 years. A year ago, she began selling her cards on Ebay and that is how we met along with meeting many other wonderful card artists. A few months ago, she opened an online store called "McMahon Five Designs". She currently offers digi’s, "REAL" wood paper , embellishments & is adding new items every week! She even has a
that rewards you in store cash for displaying the McMahon Five Designs Logo on your blog. All you have to do is go to her website, set up an account, agree to participate in the Rewards Program and you will receive html code specific to your logo. Paste that code on the sidebar of your blog and it will automatically start tracking and when someone clicks on the logo and buys something from the store, you earn a percentage of that sale!! Then, you can use the cash towards any products available on her website! How easy is that??
Sue is being very GENEROUS to our Bonus Winner this week!! Our MMSC14 Bonus Winner this week will be receiving all the goodies pictured below including the 4 digi’s shown from McMahon Five Designs. As an added Bonus, if the winner is displaying the McMahon Five Designs logo on their blog they will receive 4 more FREE DIGIS of their choice from her store, so be sure to sign up for the Rewards program and while you are there, start making up your wish list :)

Bonus Prize this week is:
1 sheet of Birch Wood Paper
1 sheet of Cedar Wood Paper
1 sheet of Stampin’ Up! Rub Ons
1 package Prima Gallery Roses (Violet color)
1 package Prima Gypsy Petals (Earth color)


The above Digi’s from “McMahon Designs” are:
Petunia, Pumpkin, Cornucopia and Rosewall
4 more FREE DIGIS of YOUR choice from her store!! WOW!!!

Below you will find this week’s Sketch that was designed by Sue!! (thank you Sue) Many of our Sample cards are featuring Sues *Digis, as well as her **Wood paper or ***both. Have fun checking them out and be sure to click on them to find out all the details about each one.


Midnight Madness Week #14 Sketch (MMSC14)
Sketch by Sue

** Sue - McMahon Five Designs

* Priscilla - "priscillastyles"

* Charlotte - Designs From Within

* Denise - kc242 Designs by Denise

* Phyllis - SparklePlenty1000

** Carolyn - Creative Card Corner

* Chris - Twinkles Glow with Stamps

* Melissa - Keepsakes by Melissa

Jessica - solocosmo

*** Jane - The Paper Affair


1. You need to be a “FOLLOWER”
The “Midnight Madness LOGO BADGE/LINK” should be displayed on your blog
3. Your card post needs to have a Hyperlink back to this blog.
4. Tag with MMSC14 when uploading to galleries.
5. Only ONE entry per person per week please (If you choose to enter more than one, ONLY your FIRST entry will be judged and entered in the drawings)
Enter your project to Mr. Linky below

7. Leave a Comment below.
***Read the General Rules**


Note: if for any reason, Mr. Linky is not displayed directly below, please just add your link address for your project when you comment. If Mr. Linky is not here when you are, you could also check back again in a little while.

When you add your name to Mr. Linky, some how add an initial or make your name distinguished..(ie Lisa A. or Lisa B.) this will be very helpful with the more frequently used names so we can differentiate the players for our Mad Money Drawings.


  1. WOW, this week with Sue's Images, these cards are just popping with color. Gorgeous Job DT Sisters! hugs ~Jeni

  2. Great sketch this week! Fabulous samples too.

  3. WOW! I am just sitting here in awe of what all of you have done with the digi's and the paper! I have a tear running down my cheek! It is really an awesome feeling to see something I've drawn used so many different ways ...and each way is so unique and beautiful. All of you just amaze me every week!

    Thank you ladies. I am so honored to be on this team.

    {{{HUGS}}} to you all!

  4. Now that I can see clearly again! LOL! Congrats Craftypagan on your badge this week! Your card was beautiful!!

    Congrats too to Shawne who is most deserving of the MM Miss Congeniality award! Enjoy that sweet new baby girl!

  5. I love all the DT examples this week! You ladies are so talented!

  6. Super Samples! I love them all. :) Congrats to Rowena and Shawne for your awards too!

  7. I love the digi designs but can I do the sketch without them? My printer is out of ink and I'd hate to miss this sketch.
    Please let me know.

  8. Thanks for the wonderful sketch this week and your cards are fabulous. I used one of Sue's digitals and I LOVE it.

  9. Thanks for the great sketch!!! Have a wonderful day!

  10. Woohoo! What gorgeous takes on the sketch using Sue's images!! Way to go girls!! What a super long post with so much info! You put so much effort into this Priscilla! Thanks for all you do!

  11. Of course I had to come play again this week with you girls. The sketch as always, awesome! Love the inspiration too.

    thanks for having me! Kindly, Peggy

  12. I finally had a chance to play the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. What a great sketch and beautiful samples.
    Thanks for the inspiration.



  13. I just added my link! Thanks so much for allowing me to play ~ and giving me such inspiration!

  14. I agree... GORGEOUS GORGEOUS cards by all the DT members! It's so fun to see how different everyone's cards end up by using the same sketch! :) I just got mine done in the nick of time! Well...have a few more hours to go, but depends on what time zone, HA! Thanks so much for the great sketch and providing awesome inspiration. What a FUN blog! :)

  15. Wow! What beautiful creations and wonderful inspiration!
    I'm finally unpacked and ready to start playing ;) I won't meet this deadline :( but hopefully I will on the next :)

  16. Hi Priscilla...thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment...I chuckled because I am working on your challenge as we speak!!!

    Hope it comes out like I want it to....


  17. I'm back like a bad penny! Hope you like my card.

  18. Great tutorials and all the DT cards are amazing!

  19. Hi all, Yummy sketch this week. Have left my card with Mr. Linky.
    Hugs to all,

  20. Hi

    It's my first play with the MMC. Hope I have done it right.

    I have left a link in Mr. Linky.

    I really liked the sketch!


  21. Yay - my card is done earlier this week - I am loving this weeks sketch - and that tutorial is amazing!! It is early here so off for my morning coffee!! God bless you all - thanks for all of the inspiration - love it! {{{hugs}}}

  22. Congratulations on such an interesting, fun, and instructional Challenge Blog!! This week's sketch was a fun challenge and the DT Sample Cards are absolutely STUNNING!!! The tutorials are very interesting!! Thank you so much for allowing me to play along!! Hugs to all!!

  23. I'm so excited that I won!!!!! Thank you so very much for this opportunity!


  24. These are the most wonderful sample cards!!! You ladies are a true inspiration!!! WOW!!! I'm late, but I finally got mine done ... thanks for yet another AWESOME challenge! Keep up the good work ladies ... You are the talk of the town!!!!

  25. Wow! What beautiful cards you have shared!! Here is my entry: http://valspaperobsession.blogspot.com/2009/08/love-rose-mmsc14.html

  26. I have been wanting to come by and play for a while now, I have seen so many of my blogger buddies who create such lovely works with the sketches provided, and this was the week!! This was THE SKETCH that said, "USE ME!!!" for my project yesterday!! There is a lot going on this month, isn't there... Love the flower tutorial you've posted and look forward to seeing more. It is always so nice to see new ideas that we can incorporate in our own works to help us grow as crafters. Lovely works from the team, and I think that Sue's digital stamps are gorgeous!! And just look at the amazing works this amazing DT has made with them, wow!! I will be back to play in the future!! Now, to get the blinkie onto my blog!!!
    Take Care,

  27. Hi everyone! I love all the cards this week so far! Gorgeous! Thanks for such a wonderful sketch!

  28. Woohoo!!! My first MMSC Card! I love it! :) Thanks for the wonderful sketch, the DT have beautiful cards! :)


  29. Post #2 for me. Just love and had to use Sue's digital image, encircled rose. Had so much fun with this one. Thanks for the great sketch this week....and every week. This is a fun place to visit.

  30. Great job DT and congrats to the winners

  31. Hi all, I like all the card and you can see mine if you like. Have a good week end all.

  32. Thanks for the challenge .Wishing everyone a nice weekend.

  33. My card is with Mr. Linky. I used the sketch for a birthday card for my uncle and it is also in my gallery at SCS. Hope you like my choices this week. I really enjoy playing along.

  34. Hallo ladies ,
    wonderful cards from the DT - Team and a nice tuterial .

    glg anne

  35. Great sketch..worked out great for a card I had in mind for awhile using a "save the date" photo on the front of their wedding card. Really enjoyed the tutorial! (Forgot my corner embellishments, too! Will have to go back to the scrap room and add those!)

  36. I had to move the sketch around a bit but it worked! Thanks for the challenge!

  37. I actually finished my card a couple of days early this week!

    Adorable photos of the kiddos, Priscilla!!

  38. Thanks so much for letting me play. This is my first time, and I'm so excited to be here! Such wonderful talent here. I've had a blast looking through everybody's beautiful work! I'm not sure I totally understand all the steps but I think I've done everything. Here is the link to my entry: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/

    Best, Curt

  39. Oops! Screwed up that link didn't I? LOL Here is the real link:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1448176?&si=indycurt It's also on the Mr. Linky thingy up there too. Bet, Curt

  40. Thanks for the wonderful sketch this week and your cards are fabulous. Hugs Ewa

  41. Another really fabulous sketch this week!!
    WOW the DT has really made some stunning cards...you ladies are very talented and creative!!
    I have posted my card in Mr Linky.

  42. Fantastic cards by the DT and fabulous sketch! Thanks for the chance to win!


  43. Love all of the DT's cards! Great sketch!

  44. How amazing that I am #89. You are growing by leaps and bounds! The DT did a great job once again. Had lots of fun doing this one as usual. Hugs to you all!

  45. Well, I have been working on my sketch since noon time and finally have it uploaded. Been so busy this week, but didn't want to miss out. I upped the challenge for myself and did a 3 x 3 note card box. It was fun, but to do the sketch in minature 5 times took a while. I hope you like it. I put it in Mr. Linky.

  46. Congratulations to all last weeks winners!! Gorgeous cards Ladies:)

  47. I finally decided to jump in and try one of your sketches. What fun! Thanks for the great sketch challenge - I'm sure I'll be back to do more!

  48. My first time entering. Thanks so much for a fantastic sketch. I'm sure I'll be joining in more often.

  49. Tough sketch. I wish I wouldn't have waited for the weekend to work on it. I went ill with the flu and I'm just getting back into the swing of things.

  50. OK...for some reason,I do not see Mr. Linky here! So I will add my creation here. Come see my Happy Birthday Honey card! It's the first card in the post! Thanks so much for the fun!! :)

  51. What gorgeous design team samples and a wonderful sketch. I just attached mine to Mr. Linky just in time I think!!

  52. Please consider me for the guest designer (#106).