Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Welcome to the Weekly Tuesday Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges!

I fell in love with the whole idea of sketch challenges and I am so excited about our first launch. Our Midnight Madness Designer Team has created some examples in hopes to spark your inspiration. Since it is the kick off, you have a number of samples to help get your own creative juices flowing. We will rotate the samples in the future along with links, so you will always have plenty of inspiration. I wanted to share as much of their incredible talent as I could for our launch. We have collaborated here to start these challenges for mere joy and our love of crafting. In honor of this kick off, I am donating a

Enjoy our samples and check out what you will want to know, because there is MORE!!
1.Here is Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Week #1 (MMSC1)


2. Anyone can play the weekly Tuesday Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

3. Anything goes!!…Stamped, Digital, Collage, Vintage Prints, Hand drawn, Mixed Multi Media, scrap it, 3-D it, you name it!! I am sure it will be wonderful, I know you will be proud of your work and eager to link it up here. Any form of style/brand is accepted, as we do not endorse any one product line.


4. Make it Your Own and feel free to take artistic liberties with the sketch provided, as long as you can still tell it was based upon the sketch. ie: rotate the sketch, add embellishments, change the shape of an individual piece, create a square card from a rectangle sketch, etc.


5. The Shopping spree entries will be going on for 3 weeks, enter one or a total of 3 for each week. At the end of the three week period based on your number of entries a winner will be drawn on June 3rd.


6. To be entered in the $100 SHOPPING SPREE drawing, a minimum of one (1) card/project submission link is required, but more than one project is welcome. (3 max per week)


7. You will have ONE week for each sketch. Upload your project to your blog or Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) and then, So we will be able to find your entry, please enter your “Direct” post link to Mr. Linky, and post a comment below. If it is not a direct link then we will not be able to find it and have to delete it. If you have played along and it is after the week deadline, pease feel free to post a comment with your url so we can still check it out. Only names posted during that challenges' week will be put in the hat for the drawing. You have 7 days for each entry to be submitted. Each week will run Tuesday to Tuesday and should be submitted by Midnight EST. Enter one week, or all three!


8. For this challenge, when uploading to SCS, please remember to use the keyword MMSC1
and a linking back to this post is appreciated.


9. Entry submissions will close on June 2nd at Midnight EST and then via video, names will be combined and one of my children will draw the lucky winner from a hat. I will post the video showing who the lucky winner is on June 3rd. You could potentially have 9 entries (3 per week) for the $100 SHOPPING SPREE.

10. We encourage you to think "outside the box"


11. Oh yea, have FUN, have FUN, have FUN!!


12. My kids are already excited and my daughter asked if she could wear her party dress the day of the drawing. Oh what fun, we may even blast the music and do a happy dance for the Midnight Madness Winner!!


13. Speical NOTE for the Winner....If you are a “FOLLOWER” and the “Midnight Madness LOGO BADGE” is displayed on your blog and/or have a link back to this sight from your SCS posted MMSC1 card, then an additional $25 shopping spree will apply.


14. That’s $125 FREE "Stampin Up" SHOPPING SPREE for the WINNER!!! And for the kick off launch, I WILL ship WORLDWIDE!! :)
Here is one more Sample card by Denise

So stay up late or get up early……..come play with us !

Midnight Madness Project Entries Participants
1. Lorelie Kim
2. Regina (The Stampin' Bean)
3. Abby
4. BR-T
5. Christine
6. Christine
7. Lorraine
8. sassy
9. nunt
10. Darlene (akronstamperdpk)
11. Erin...
12. sassy
13. Christine (3rd)
14. Stef H
15. Axes Designs #1
16. Stef H
17. Sandy
18. peggy elms
19. Angie Easter
20. Angie Easter #2
21. peggy elms
22. Lovely Linda
23. Jeryn
24. Angie Easter #3
25. Lovely Linda
26. Stef H
27. Silvana
28. Silvana
29. Axes Designs #2
30. susan #1
31. susan #2
32. Lovely Linda
33. pam124
34. Abby #2
35. sassy
36. susan #3
37. cards4u
38. Jess #1
39. Jess #2
40. Benzi
41. Susan Mason
42. Liz Williams (lazylizard)
43. Dorothy S.
44. Silvana
45. Karina
46. Wanda Cullen
47. Jessica G.
48. Connie
49. Wanda Cullen
50. Patti MacLeith
51. Marika Gabez
52. Spyder
53. Janice Melton
54. Carolyn
55. Katie Renz
56. Kathryn Kunchick
57. Denise
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Week #1 (MMSC1) is NOW CLOSED. You are still welcome to leave a comment with your url so we can still see your work. We look forward to it and to your future projects. Week #2 is under way.. So stay up late or get up early and come play with us :)


  1. Beautiful cards, ladies! They are all so awesome!

  2. WOW ... what a challenge ... can't wait to play!!!!!
    The sample cards are simply AMAZING ... ALL of them!! Great inspiration ladies ... perfect way to launch this new challenge. I have the blinkie on my blog and will be promoting it when I can .. looks like WOnDERfUL fun!!!!

  3. Fabulous cards ladies. A beautiful selection I must say! Way to go on the first MMSC!!! Whoo hoo!

  4. Amazing cards!! What inspiration here. Can't imagine that everyone that stops by wouldn't want to add to this display of art!

    Congrats to all!


  5. OMG: The cards are wonderful - I hope we get tons of entries!!! Get those juices flowing ladies.

  6. Yippie it's here, you work is just outstanding a whole new level of creativity! I am off to take a stab at this brilliant sketch! BR-t

  7. All of them are so marvelous, what colors! I think it definitely inspires me A LOT :) hugs to all~Jeni

  8. Wonderful sketch and cards, ladies!! I'm so happy I was the first one to link! I'll be posting it on my blog as well :)

  9. Congratulations to everyone on this brand new venture! Such beautiful inspirations!It's truly SO MUCH fun to be part of this! Remember, EVERYONE is welcome to play along! The more the merrier! :)

  10. Great sketch! Can't wait to see all the cards!

  11. These are such an awesome variety!! Gorgeous job everyone!! Off to visit everyone's individual blogs!

  12. Beautiful cards....love the sketch !! Would it be okay if I post the sketch for this week on my blog?

  13. Way to launch a new challenge with a bang!! I had to make a baby shower card tonight so I thought I'd try your sketch out. It's a simple card but I hope it does the sketch justice. BTW, what an awesome selection of samples! Great job ladies!

  14. Hi Priscilla I found this challenge blog on Chris' blog and couldn't resist so have linked my entry. I have also become a follower. I mus say how gorgeous your DT cards are you have a very talented bunch of ladies.
    Lorraine x

  15. fabby challenge...its not a very good picci but enjoyed this in the early hrs.great lay out too ...so you will find my entry HERE hugs sassyxxxx

  16. What a great variety of styles and samples, Priscilla yours of course is stunning, love the leaf!

  17. Just checking out all of the gorgeous creations here!! What a really fabby sketch!! :) THANKS!!

  18. Fun sketch and gorgeous sample cards! I'll definitely find time to play!!

  19. My very first sketch challenge was really a challenge, as I don't own any oval cutters / punches :D Had to go with rectangles...

    Psst, don't tell my DH, but I spent this weeks food budget to materials...

  20. This was a really fun sketch ... what a GREAT way to begin this adventure. I'm so glad I made the time to play along!! Thanks for all your inspiration ladies!!

  21. hiya...did i read it correct we can have 3 goes lol!!! cause made this tonite still vintage..but with a twist...hope you like it and its HERE hugs sassyxx

  22. well all this crafting is making me mad as a hatter ive done the linky thingy for the 2nd time but when i go look im vanished pooff!!!! .please tell me if im doing something wrong ill try one more time or is it because my names already in once???doooh!!!!! thick or what ...but lovely with it i wont worry if you delete me lol!!!! im confused dot com.tonite lvs sassyxx

  23. Hi! Axes designs.. yes I'm Magdalena but I'm not finished my card... I'll let you know as soon as I have it done... you can delete my entry if you want and I can come back later and posted when I have it ready.... Thanks for your comment!

  24. This sounds like a ton of fun! I hope to get something done tomorrow or Friday. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I have become a follower here because (1) i just love your sense of humor,(2) I love challenges especially sketch ones and (3)see my 1st sentence above.


  25. Hi! Well I posted my cards and I add my name to the Mister Linky... I think I did all I need hahahaha.... Thanks for the challenge!!!

  26. OK. Ya got me. I did another one!


  27. Very beautiful sketch Priscilla. I want to thank you for inviting me to this challenge. Love your style and your blog is so pretty. I see you put alot of love in your work and blog.

    Happy day!

    Kindly, Peggy

  28. my com. was down a week .Wow so many cool cards it is so good to see what each one.Some day i might put in card LOL I can,t compete everyone is so good. love it

  29. I didn't know I had another one in me, but this sketch is so pretty, I'm finding different ways to work it. Thank you Priscilla, once more

    Kindly, Peggy

  30. hi Priscilla, I was so excited to find your Blog a few nights ago and linked your challenge to my Blog then....I love the challenge and look forward to being part of it....I have subscribed and look forward to the updates!! Thank you for this very generous oportunity to play for the BLOG CANDY.....here is my card:


  31. Great sketch! I linked mine in Mr. Linky. Thanks for putting this together. Can't wait for next time.

  32. Love the sketch,
    so nice to be able to not stamp as well,
    as I like doing a lot of papercrafts,
    Have entered all 3 chances,

  33. Hiya
    Just to let you know, I have added a picture link to your midnight madness on my sidebar for you

  34. Well it would seem that I just can't keep away - here is my second card for this challenge and I am sure that tomorrow I will be doing a third!!! Thank you for your comments on my first card...you are so very kind!! Here is my second:


    My DH told me it looked so good that it looked like a bought one...a bit of a double sided compliment...just as well Inknow what he meant!! LOL!! Thanks for the opportunity to play - again!!!

  35. OK. You got me for all 3. Hey! How can I pass up something this good????? Hope you like it.


  36. Hi Priscilla , I just put a link in the Mr Linky..... I did 2 cards so I enter twice with different link ...is that ok ?
    One more thing I just realize that I forget to put the keywork "MMSC1" should I do somenthing about it or it'll be fine?
    Sorry :(

  37. i entered for the first time...hopefully i did it right!

  38. Priscilla: I saw Lovely Linda's uploads for this challenge contest and her beautiful cards, so I thought I would try it out. I just uploaded my card for the challenge. You have a wonderful blogspot here. Good luck to everyone who participates!!!

  39. Congrats on the first challenge! It looks like a fabulous sketch and I hope to get to it today! I've left something for you on my blog. I hope you'll check it out! :)

  40. hello...i have done another ..no3 card..and have used the lay ouy but i didnt add very promenent corners only bows if it dosnt count its ok but though you might like to see it will link itHERE hugs sassyxxx

  41. Priscilla, of course, I am doing my card for the "Midnight Madness" Sketch Challenge, thanks. a great challenge !!!

  42. I love a sketch challenge and was leaving a comment on Pam124's beautiful card when I found this wonderful challenge. Could not resist.

  43. Hi, Fab DT cards, have at last done my card!! Hooray!!! fab sketch, thanks for the challenge Sue xx

  44. HI!!!! I did my last card , and I just link it .....thanks for the fav sketch...

  45. Dorothy (etsdas on SCS)May 18, 2009 at 8:02 PM

    I just discovered this sketch challenge, and actually finished my three cards today. THe examples are all awesome, and I am kind of embarrassed to place mine in the same group. But I will keep trying. I need more supplies, I am sure! (etsdas on SCS)

  46. My card from this sketch is more modern than vintage since I needed a graduation card, but I had fun interpreting this challenge!

  47. Hi Priscilla I like challenges so i write this, I live in Virginia, but my english is not very good so I knew it was not confused every Tuesday a new card, so anyway I let the first sketch and now I get to be the second for a day.

  48. Sorry I put it in the wrong place! and thanks for moving it for me!! It's Midnight Night here in England!! (well almost)


  49. Hi Priscilla, Enjoying doing these challenges (as my 6 yr old nephew would say "I'm obsessed"). I'm glad you invited me to join yours. Looking forward to the future challenges.

  50. I'm late! But I liked using the sketch. Here is my card: