Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Blog Hop & Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #31 (MMSC31)

12-9-09 Our MMSC30 Weekly Bonus Winner is......
23. Nancy Brown
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Our last Blog Hop Logo Sighting goes to .....
Maxine aka Kiwime


Congratulations ladies, and thank you to everyone who is sporting our Logos :)
Nancy and Maxine if you would both be so kind to email me at heatonup@verizon.net to claim your prizes.
Now go play Blog Hop and be sure to Enter the Scrapbox giveaway (it ends on Dec 11th)
Who will be the lucky winner from my blog?


Midnight Madness
Christmas Blog Hop


Welcome to our Midnight Madness Christmas Blog Hop. We know this is a busy time of year for everyone so we are including our blog hop with our regular weekly Challenge MMSC #31. We invite you to participate in our challenge by making a card from our fabulous sketch and to be inspired by the projects on our blogs and make a matching ornament or small project. You are not required to do the project, but it would be a treat for us to see what you come up with and we would love it !!! You also do not have to do the sketch to participate in the blog hop. As an added bonus, we are going to do something a little different this time around. Each of our Design Team is offering up their card and project as a prize. WOW, a chance to own a Midnight Madness Card and Design!!!

1 Blog Hop GRAND Prize Drawing
12 Design Team Featured Card with Ornament or Small Project Random Drawing
(That is one prize package from each of our 12 blogs)
1 PRETTY PAPER Christmas Card drawing from the 12 Highlighted on Each DT Blog from the MMSC #28

The blog hop will start today at 8am EST and you have until Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 12 p.m. Midnight EST to enter your MMSC#31 in Mr. Linky at Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog as always to be eligible.

If you would like your name entered in for the MIDNIGHT MADNESS BLOG HOP PRIZES, you will have to follow the directions below.....

1. To be eligible for the Blog Hop Grand Prize, 12 Design Team Card/Project Drawing, and Pretty Paper drawing; you must leave a comment on each of the Designer's Blogs during your journey through the Hop. once your name has been chosen, we will check to make sure you have commented on each blog before you are notified.

2. Enter your name and the words BLOG HOP in Mr. Linky, to be eligible for the Blog Hop prizes. As an added bonus, if you do the sketch you can enter your link to your card/project and have two entry chances for the prizes.

3. In order to have a chance at winning any of the prizes, you must gather a secret phrase along the Blog hop. Each Design Team Member will have a particular word or words listed on their blog and as long as you visit them in order, you will have the secret phrase at the end. If you are picked as a Prize winner you will be contacted by email and you must email back the secret phrase WITHIN 48 HOURS to claim your prize. If there is no response within the 48 hours time frame, another winner will be chosen until all prizes are awarded. To start off, you need to be here right at the beginning Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog! If at any time you were to get lost on the way you can come back here and start over. At the end of the hop you will find yourself back here to enter you name into Mr. Linky. If you want a chance to win you will have to follow the instructions listed above. Thank you and have fun on the Hop.

If you would like to be considered for the Christmas Blog Hop Prizes, and you DO NOT have a blog, you still can participate. You will have to follow the directions below.....

1. Leave a comment on the Midnight Madness Blog Hop comment section with your email address, first name and last name initial.
2. link up to Mr. Linky with first name, last name initial, the words BLOG HOP and in the URL space enter this address http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/

My Pretty Paper Christmas Card Pick
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon of Blue,
Wrap your presents to your darling from you,
Pretty pencils to write I love you,
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons of Blue.


Brenda Kluge-Vintage Santa


We as paper crafters and card makers go crazy over pretty paper, pretty pencils, and pretty ribbons, don't we? Probably most of you are wishing for a special paper crafting tool or treat to be under the Christmas Tree with your name on it this year!! This song fits the mood and tempo of all us out there crafting away for the Christmas Holiday. For something Festive for the Season we want to feature our favorite cards from MMSC#28 to honor our Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Players who played along with us that week. My choice for the "Pretty Paper" Christmas Picks is Brenda Kluge :) Brenda has played with us for awhile and has even won our Remarkable Award. Her work always has such richness to it. I really enjoy a good vintage style card and this one is no excecption...Thank you for the inspiration Brenda, your vintage flair is fantastic :) Our Pretty Paper card choices will need to do the blog hop, leave a comment at each of the Design Team Blogs, and collect a word from each of the blogs visited for the winning phrase and place their name in Mr. Linky with "BLOG HOP" after their name at Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog! We will enter your name in a drawing for one winner form our 12 entries. We will email you when we verify that you have entered your name in Mr. Linky and have left a comment on each of the Design Team Blogs, you will need to email back the phrase in order to qualify for your prize. Even if your card has been chosen for the "Pretty Paper" you are still eligible for the other prizes.
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Congratulations to our Award Winners this Week
Our Gold Star Winner Winner is :
#34 Sue Drees

Our Remarkables this week are:
#13 Christina C.
#44 Kreativemonster

Thank you for playing this week everyone and we would be honored if our award winners would pick up their badges on the side bar and please display them proudly.
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Our Monthly Sponsor for December is:


Fran from the Frantic Stamper Inc. is the sponsor of our Monthly Bonus Prize Winner. You can visit Fran at her store at the Frantic Stamper Inc, your #1 source for rubberstamping and scrapbooking supplies. Friendly one-on-one service since 1996!! You can read about their store upgrading to a 6000 square feet warehouse with many new products at Frantic Stamper Happenings. Fran is offering a MEGA package worth $250 to one of you lucky players this month! Frantic Stamper is also an official vendor for Martha Stewart products and has the Largest Selection of punches online. Please browse the tremendous selection of scrapbooking and card making supplies at her shop. Wow, here is the picture of the MEGA prize package!!! Some lucky winner will receive this. Thank you so much Fran!





Note..You have till Midnight EST tonight 12-8-09 to get last weeks MMSC30 entries in to qualify for last weeks Bonus Prize. One winner will be drawn for our Bonus 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.



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Revealing the Word for the Secret Phrase for our Christmas Blog Hop....

My word for the secret phrase is "?(blog hop now closed)?" and your next word can be found at Denise-KC242 Designs by Denise blog. Thank you for playing in our weekly challenges and for all your support each week. Everyone at Midnight Madness would like to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New year. We thank you for joining us in our special Christmas Blog Hop and invite you to participate in the sketch challenge this week with a small project of your own. Here at Midnight madness we are looking forward to 2010 with more exciting fun and prizes and meeting and making friends with all of our participants past, present, and future. Thank you and good luck winning the prizes!!!
Here is this week's sketch. Again, we are having another theme this week. Our theme is "Winter Wonderland". Show us your wintry scenes. To entice you to visit our blogs for the Blog Hop we are teasing you by only giving you a sneak peek of what we did this week here at the main Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog. So come and join us, we can't wait to see what you have created!









Be Sure to stop by all of the above blogs to view their complete projects and join in our Christmas Blog Hop for a chance to win them....enjoy the journey
and lets see what you make now :)

REMINDERS!!!....
1. You need to be a “FOLLOWER”
2. 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 MMSC31 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)
6. Enter your project to Mr. Linky below
7. Leave a Comment below.
MMSC31 ENTRY DEADLINE Dec 15th MIDNIGHT EST
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.


Here is "My" Midnight Madness
Card & Christmas Ornament Project

Who will be the lucky winner of my project? If you do not win, no worries, you can always make your own...stay tuned for a tutorial on how to make this ornament :) I would like to thank the whole Midnight Madness DT for helping make this event happen and of course for making such beautiful projects to give away to our winners for this very special Christmas Blog Hop.
Lastly, be sure to get in on our Huge Scrapbox giveaway...you do not want to miss out on that...click the top side bar link to find out more about our 12 blogs of Christmas giveaways.
Good Luck everyone !!!!
Priscilla :)



90 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Priscilla! This is a gorgeous set!!! I love your star quilt ornament/card!!! As a quilter I REALLY love quilt cards and this ornament is just delightful!!! Love the traditional Christmas colors and the great "Priscilla" envelope! Gorgeous!

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  2. Oh wow, Pracilla! What a fun blog hop! I have been looking forward to this!! LOVE your beautiful card and matching ornament...the quilted look is just sooo pretty!!

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  3. What a beautiful holiday set!! LOVE the quilting ... can't wait to see your tutorial! Okay ... now if I can figure out what I'm doing ... I'm IN!! Good Luck and Happy Holidays to you!!

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  4. Priscilla~~ lovely lovely card and ornament!!
    So reminds me of Christmas Tradition~~which I love!! Excited to continue hopping.
    Thanks and Blessings
    Mary Lou

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  5. What beautiful decorations and inspiring creations to fill the eye with ideas.

    thank you, peggy

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  6. You are a terrific seamstress and a cardmaker too, Priscilla! The sewing on the ornament, the points on the star matches on the dot! Beautiful ornament and card kit, Hugs ~Jeni

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  7. Oh my gosh ... what a WONDERFUL hop! LOVED all the cards & projects! Great job!! I'll be back later today with my MMSC31 creation! Thanks again for all the inspiration and fun!!

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  8. This looks great! I love those tradisjonal christmascolors.

    Your ornament is very sweet. Sewingmachines tends to explode whenever I get near them, so I don't think I will try your tutorial, but I bet there will be made lots of beautiful quilted ornaments all over the world after your tutorial!

    You do a great job hosting this challengeblog, finding the sponsors and organizing theese huge givaways and bloghops! Thank you so much for giving us all this fun!

    MsPlum

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  9. How talented you are Priscilla, Wonderful card and ornament.

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  10. Priscilla, this is just incredible!! Love the traditional Christmas colors!! You are an amazing crafter.

    SparklePlenty1000

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  11. That's incrediably pretty. What a great match set for this blog hop. Great details and lovely ornaments. Love it!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  12. Your project is divine. Your attention to detail is incredible and always inspirational. Hugs, Christina C.

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  13. This is a gorgeous set Priscilla!! Love the quilted look and the colors. That ornament is stunning. I sure would love to see the tutorial and give it a try. Great take on that sketch!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  14. Priscilla, your ornament and card set are beautiful! I love the quilting and this star is always one of my favorites. Can't wait for the tutorial. Lovely work as always!
    Hugs,
    Charlotte

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  15. WOWZER this is just fabulous!!! Your card and ornament are so beautiful.....do you have my address?? 8)

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  16. wow your card and ornament are fantastic I love all the classic colors your incorporated in them!!!!! I cant wait for the tutorial!!!

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  17. Your card and ornament are so beautiful! The colors and design are stunning! I look forward to the tutorial!

    Barbara Diane

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  18. Thank you so much for choosing my card as "remarkable". I am touched and honored.
    Hugs, Christina C.

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  19. I love the way you have combined quilting and paper crafting

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  20. Ooooh, looks like a fun blog hop again Priscilla. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card and ornament. WOW!! I'm off to the other blogs!

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  21. Fabulous Blog Hop as Always! Thanks for putting together a great inspirational Trail!

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  22. Gorgeous creations! Wonderful blog hop!

    hugs
    Mary

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  23. Hi there,

    Fantastic hop the creations are so amazing, what a talented bunch you are.

    Hugs Ali x

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  24. Fabulous!!! love those rich colours just right for Christmas
    hugs
    laney

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  25. Fantastic! Love the red and white. Can't wait to find out how to make this ornament.

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  26. I've been looking forward to this blog hop. Love your ornament and card!!

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  27. What a super hop!! Way to go team!

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  28. Stunning work as always. I shall be on the lookout for the tutorial. Off to check out the teams work

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  29. Oh this challenge is going to be soooooo much fun. Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

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  30. Absolutely georgeous quilt ornament and card Priscilla...Loz

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  31. Priscilla, that ornament is so adorable! love it!! and your card is over the top! wow!! Thanks for a great hop!! Loved seeing everyone's creations!

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  32. Stunning work as ever. I'm looking forward to the tutorial

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  33. Priscilla, you've done it again! Amazing work!

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  34. The quilt card and ornament are fantastic, very beautiful, Priscilla!

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  35. Your projects are gorgeous as always. I love the quilt look. I look forward to the tutorial too!

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  36. Hi Priscilla - what a wonder you are - your projects are 'outta this world' gorgeous! You are so talented and such an inspiration - I can't wait for your tutorial!! The colours you have used are so bright and vibrant - a celebration for sure - who wouldn't love to win these - how I would love to be playing - sigh!! LOL!!! Thanks for sharing Priscilla - I love seeing what you do each week and thanks for being so encouraging and supportive, it is such an honour working with you and the Team! God bless you my friend!! {{{hugs}}}

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  37. This is fun and the projects are great. I already looked at every blog but it was at work and couldn't leave comments. Now i can see all t he great stuff again.

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  38. Meant to say lovely ornament too.

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  39. GREAT BLOG HOP!!!!!Thanks so much for sharing all the wonderful tallent. I cannot believe all the fantastic projects.

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  40. WOW!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! You do such awesome work. I truly enjoy coming to your site and seeing all the different cards and tutorials. Thanks for choosing my card for your site and also, thanks for the blog hop!

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  41. Well I'm on my way to the hop. I love your ornament and I'm waiting on the tutorial.

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  42. Hi, Priscilla, I am sorry but I accidentally posted twice. If you want to delete post 28, you can! I still want to make a card for sketch #31. Loved your Christmas Blog Hop and sorry about that!

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  43. Oh my Gosh Priscilla~~what an amazing DT team!! You all outdone yourselves once again.
    Thanks a ton for enjoyment and chance at gifts :D
    Merry Christmas and Hope the New Year Keeps you all healthy, happy and safe!
    Mary Lou

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  44. You get the ladies that can go all out when you want them to. I love your ornament and I hope you and a few others make some tutorials to how to make these. Thanks for the opportunity to win some prizes. I forgot to leave a comment here and I went through the hop and came back to leave a comment on yours. I loved it all.
    Merry Christmas!!!!

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  45. Red and red really very nice for Christmas and It is well presented for specially Santa Clause gifts. Waiting for that day... merry Christmas in advance..

    r4i software

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  46. i love the warmth of the traditional red and the integrity of your design work ...flawless. you can bring on the tutorial but my work will never do it justice!

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  47. Wonderful creations from you all as usual!!

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  48. Not sure that I do this right now. I have left my entry for the sketch challenge with Mr.Linky.

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  49. Hi there,
    Fabulous blog hop - great projects - you are all sooooo talented.
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  50. WOWZER!! Priscilla, your creation is just gorgeous hun!! I love the quilt look to it and the colors look fab!! Love the Santa card you picked too!! Beautiful inspiration and I can't wait to get started on this blog hop!! :) Thank you for the fun!!

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  51. What a beautiful holiday set you have created and such a fun blog hop!! I'm on my
    way to see all the design team creations.

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  52. OK...made it all the way through all of the blogs and I'm just blown away at all the awesome inspiration!! This was so much fun and I'm looking forward to working with this sketch!! Thanks so much for all of the hard work you've all done to put this together!! HUGS

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  53. Oops, didn't leave my name and email address:
    Brenda O. benben@hiwaay.net

    My post is above (Benzi)

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  54. I can not believe the talent shown on these blogs it is amazing. thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win these fabulous projects but even if we don't win we still got to see them No blog so Sherry L. @ sletchfo@netscape.net

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  55. way hay, here we go on the hop. Great card
    x

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  56. What a fun time and so many gorgeous and wonderful cards and project. Thanks so much.
    Karen W
    jkwallace@mchsi.com

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  57. Back again now I reached the end of the hop. What inspirational projects from all the DT and beautiful cards chosen by each.
    thanks for a fun time
    x

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  58. Been on your wonderland blog hop, such stunning makes on all the DT blogs! Will be back later (I hope!) with a card
    (Lyn)

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  59. Woo Hoo! I finished my sketch challenge!

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  60. I have finished my sketch challenge and don't know if I was to link it above along with the blog hop or not? Anyway... it's up! Yay! I had fun with it!

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  61. I agree; Brenda's vintage Santa is gorgeous! Thanks for another fun and inspiring hop, Priscilla!!

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  62. Love your 'take' on the patchwork ornament! - and the matching envelope.

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  63. I'm loving the bright colors of the quilted card and ornament. Brings back memories of those cold winter nights when we snuggled under quilts made with bright colors by my Mom and Grandma. Beautiful embellishments on your card and the ornament is so beautiful.

    Priscilla, I was just blown away when I saw my name as the Gold Star winner for challenge 30. I love the challenge so much for the freedom of the form of art you can use on your project that I forget there are actually winners! Thank you to you and each of the wonderful ladies who are so generous with their comments each week. On to the blog hop.

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  64. Wonderfull project and wonderfull sketch! Thanks for having my last card chosen as remarkable, I am very proud about that and linked the badge to my blog at once!

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  65. Beautiful project Priscilla! I love the quilted look of the card and ornament!

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  66. Gorgeous projects. I love your ornament.

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  67. still got to make my card and project but love your card and ornament its so oldy worldy like patchwork thanks for the chance to win Julye

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  68. Great hop Priscilla! Even though I haven't made any cards lately, I'm still following you every day =)

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  69. What a gorgeous card and ornament!!! I just love your stitching on the card, and I can't wait to see the tutorial for the ornament!

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  70. Here's my card for MMSC31. http://valspaperobsession.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-blue-jay-wt248-mmsc31.html tfl

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  71. Super cute card and ornament, it really looks like a lot of effort went into this...great job!!

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  72. Just finished the blog hop...now to get my projects finished before the deadline!!

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  73. I just realized that I forgot to comment on your card and ornament: they are amazing! Your quilted pattern is gorgeous and would be a perfect accent on my tree because we have a quilted tree skirt in those exact colors!!

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  74. LOve the samples and the Midnight Madness Holdiay Blog Hop looks like fun!

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  75. simple sketch this week ~ didn't really have any complications or difficulties figuring what i was going to do with it ~

    LOVE the samples ladies!!!!!

    found here:
    http://stamper69.blogspot.com/

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  76. I have thoroughly enjoyed your latest blog hop, as well as this week's sketch challenge! There's so much inspiration to be found with these sample cards as well as on each blog in the hop. Thanks for all you do!!!!

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  77. oh WOW! That card is gorgeous and the ornament is beautiful. Can't wait to see the tutorial

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  78. Priscilla, I guess there was a reason I was suppose to be so late with my comments. I am doing them while direct linking the cards...LOL Killing two birds with one stone. This card and ornament is right up my alley as a quilter. I have about 5o of these quilted balls that I cross stitched an image in the center of them....yes I am an over achiever...haven't you figured that out yet. You do amazing work and have inspired me to go beyond what I could have ever imagined I could do a year ago. I am so honored and proud to be on this team.

    Hugs,
    Carol

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  79. I have completed the Blog Hop and my card for this weeks sketch.
    This is totally unbelievable I know.....two weeks in a row and I am done early. LOL

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  80. Priscilla piękne karty i ozdoby!
    Przypomina mi Boże Tradycja ~ ~, Którą kocham! Hugs Ewa

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  81. Love the detail in your card and ornament. Not sure i am doing this right at all. Don't have a blog janine.brain@btinternet.com .Thanks Janine B

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  82. Visited/commented on all the DT blogs...such a wonderful array of talent and cards/projects!! BRAVO!!

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  83. Absolutely beautiful cards ladies!! Thanks for the challenges each week and for the Christmas blog hop!

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  84. WOW! More gorgeous inspirations from you all again this week! Love the sketch!

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  85. OMG, Priscilla, your talent is just over the top!! What beautiful creations you have made along with all the other design teams members. I SO love you guys, this blog and your wonderful challenges. I finally was able to upload. Whew, it was close!!!

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  86. OMG! I'm in love with your quilt set! Absolutely gorgeous and stunning! The vibrant red is fabulous!

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  87. Your blog hop was so much fun! I loved all the projects and to have something else that matches, genius! Nice work!

    Angela
    Sew Many cards
    http://digital.sewmanycards.com/

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