Monday, December 21, 2009

Midnight Madness by Priscilla MMSC33

Well hello all, I hope this finds you all healthy, happy and getting ready for another wonderfully festive holiday season. This week for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge #33, I thought I would take a step back to my Stampin Up days and create some replica cards for gift giving (I call it pumping out the cookie cutter cards) I made over 50 cards using a few different images and styles. I just recently bought a case (100 count) of these very cool clear stationary boxes. I had to buy 100 to get the good price, plus that is the only way you can buy them 100 or more..LOL If anyone wants to buy a few off of me, just let me know. They hold 5 cards and 5 envelopes really nicely and are very fun to decorate with a matching belt. I will be spending some time in the future making up some card set for a lot of the holidays through out the year. Oh the possibilities.. My mind is already swirling with ideas for Valentines Day gifts sets. The set I am sharing with you today are all made with images from iTkUiLLi. Her images really inspire me. I am getting a “Wacom Tablet” from Santa this year and can’t wait to try and create some of my own abstract and art images. Who knows what 2010 will bring, but I am looking forward to dabbling in many new areas of the arts. I have been thinking about venturing out and trying some new techniques soon. Stay tuned for my very first “Tear Bear” card coming next week and then I am going to even give paper quilling a try. I may even do some scrapbook pages with these new techniques :)  So much to learn and so little time! I can’t wait to share all I learn with you. What are you going to do to stretch your creative and artistic abilities in the coming year???? Please share with me, I would love to hear.

Thank you for stopping in today and have a Merry Christmas.


  1. These are cool cards Priscilla. Love those vintage feel. You sure were a busy girl making all these cards :o)

  2. What a gorgeous set of Cards, Priscilla!! Love the colors and designs!! The have such a vintage feel!! You never cease to amaze me!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. May you enjoy your special time with your family and experience the peace and joy the season brings.


  3. Priscilla, these are wonderful. Who wouldn't want to receive these beautful gift boxes with such beautiful cards inside. What a lovely idea. I sometimes bundle five cards of the same size and wrap them in clear cellophane and tie a large bow around them for gifts. Presentation is half the eye appeal you know. hee hee

    I'm thinking that for the new year I will go back to stamping some of my older beautiful art stamps. And I love scenic stamping so I want to do more of that. I also want to get back to submitting cards and projects for publication. Wow ambitious.

    Merry Christmas Priscilla, the hardest working blogger I know, and all your hard work shows each and every week. Keep up your good work.

  4. WOW Priscilla, you have been so busy! Love the card sets, they are such a great idea and look terrific in those clear front boxes! I can't wait to see what you create with the Wacom Tablet....I'm sure it will be amazing! Looking forward to seeing all your other fun stuff too!
    I hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Christmas full of peace and love.
    Big hugs,

  5. Priscilla girl ... you never cease to amaze me with your talents & stamina! These are awesome and I'm sure will be VERY well received!!
    I just want to thank you for all of your hard work in starting this awesome challenge blog! I for one TOTALLY enjoy it each & every week and look forward to seeing what you & your team come up with! And you guys NEVER let me down!!
    Yes, I am still doing the Crafty Secrets challenge over on SCS ... join us when you find the time (teehee) ... we'd love to have you!!
    Merry Christmas my friend ... may it be filled with all the blessings of the season and beyond! God Love Ya!!!

  6. I can't believe how many cards you've made! They are all really fab. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog! I have had so much fun with your wonderful envelope template and have used it so much since I received it-it won't be the last time you see your lovely template used on my blog! I should have let you know but was a bit shy in coming forward!
    Have a lovely Christmas, and I look forward to seeing what new ideas you are going to come up with in the New Year!
    Love Sarita xx

  7. Holy cow Priscilla! You have been a busy girl!! These are all amazing! I'm excited to see what new things you will be showing us next year:) I myself am determined to start using that little Janome sewing machine for some of my cards this next year. I bought it early last year, set it up and haven't had the nerve to start using it yet. I do have a bigger machine that has many fancier stitches and after seeing your cards I thought I really should drag it out instead. It adds so much more to the beauty of your cards. Anyway, that is my intention.
    Merry Christmas!!

  8. WOW!!! You have been cranking out the cards! These are fabulous and how fun to make sets to give as gifts. I'm eager to learn some new techniques in this coming year too. Scrap booking is definitely on my "to do" list. :) Have a fun and Merry Christmas my friend! :) Michelle

  9. OMG, you have been busy, you just keep going and going!! Love the card gift sets, I only made/gave one away! Can't wait to see what your thinking of creating, whatever it is, it will be very awesome and then 'some'!! Happy holidays to you and your family. Blessings, Jane

  10. Hello energizer bunny!!!! Your card sets are just fabulous...holy smokes you did so many. It takes me hours to make one card front....Can't wait to see that tear bear...the bear lover in me is excited!!!! Good luck with quilling....OMGosh I did one card and it was gorgeous....but I wrote in my description on SCS..."not anytime again soon"LOL Can't wait to see what you come up are an inspiration to all of us. Wishing you joy and happiness during this Christmas season and a very healthy happy New Year to you and your family. I am so blessed to be a part of this team and to be able to call you all my friends.

    Bear Hugs
    Carol :o}

  11. Hi Priscilla - what an inspiration you are yo all of us - your work is stunning and there is so much of it - what gorgeous gift sets you are making!! Those boxes look great - I need to keep my eyes open for something like that here - I love giving sets of cards as gifts, I used to do it for my Mum but now she is an avid MMSC player - she makes her own!!
    Love your work Priscilla and thanks for the inspiration EVERY week! Thanks for having me on the MMSC Team - I love being part of this special group of ladies!! Happy CHRISTmas Priscilla, to you and your gorgeous family! {{{hugs}}}

  12. I absolutely love the DT cards!! What great inspiration. Had alot of fun with this challenge yet again. Thanks ladies!!

  13. Beautiful Set! Love your new Signature too!