Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Midnight Madness Week #17 (MMSC17)

MMSC16 Bonus Gift =

August Montly End Candy =

August Monthly Sponsor give away=

plesae contact me via email so I can forward your info to our sponsors.
Thank you to everyone who played this month!
This is your last DAY to get in the drawing for Jeni’s Challenge Candy, Michelle Perkett weekly bonus gift and the month end Simon Says Stamp $50 voucher. You have till Midnight EST 9-1-09 to get your MMSC16 entries in. One winner will be drawn for each 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.
Here is just a little update on things you can look forward to……
We are planning a big celebration of our 350th NEW PLAYER!!! We are very close to having our 350th new Midnight Madness player!!! We will be having a big PARTY CELEBRATION when it happens!!! We have a lot in store for the lucky player!! When the confetti drops, lights start flashing and the sirens blare, we will shower our number 350 with tons of goodies and the Celebration will soon be launched. The celebrations will last a few days and will consist of a FUN BLOG HOP, tons of prizes for our players, a treasure hunt, race and a word puzzle. So stay tuned for all the excitement....could be next week, or it could be next month..who knows, so keep inviting those friends.
Regarding our “Refer a Friend For Freebies" started at the beginning of the month, there were some rules to follow in order to win the freebies and the grand prize. The deadline has past, but for those few who did refer a friend and contacted me via the "Rules" to let me know I will be sending you a stamp set as a "Thank You" gift from the MM team for referring your friends to our sketch Challenges. Thank you so much to everyone for all your efforts to help fill up Mr. Linky each week. We will most defiantly revisit this kind of monthly Fun again!!

Each week we are 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 the“MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE” Gold Star Award goes to.....

#72. stephanne
Enjoy your award and please display it proudly!
(if you would like the blinkie code, just email me ;)
Sketch Challenge Star Award MMM

The Midnight Madness Team has created a very special award called The “Midnight Madness Remarkables” Award !! We would like to acknowledge those entries that are just exceptionally Remarkable!! During our voting each week, due to the caliber of the cards entered in our challenges, we end up with so many ties and close votes, so this Fairy logo is for those recipients to display proudly. If you would each like to take our fairy logo for your side bar, she would love to come stay with you.
Thank you all for playing and please help me in congratulating our first “Midnight Madness Remarkables” award winners…..

23. Teri
38. Brises
52. Cabio

Our Sponsor for the month of
September is....

DRS Designs is a small family owned company. They have been in the rubber stamp business since 1955 and have been thru many changes since that time. No change was more significant than the addition of art stamps in 1992. In the ensuing 16 years, they have grown their collection to more than 1000 original stamp designs with more being added each month. They offer online shopping from their website, a monthly club - Rubber Mania Monthly, as well as a Retail Store in Bethel, CT. If you are in the area ,be sure stop by their cozy Victorian shop and say hello! We will be learning more about the DRS Designs Co. and all that they have to offer throughout this month. They are offering the month end winner a $50 credit voucher to be used with their next purchase from their online store. We are so very luck to have them as our sponsor this month; they have also generously pampered our DT with their wonderful Stamps. This whole month you will be treated to some sample cards made with the DRS Designs rubber stamp images, so you are in for a big treat. I would like to send out a very special thank you to Cathy for letting us have this wonderful opportunity to create with your incredible stamp line.

Drawing #1

Charlotte - Designs From Within
“Challenge Blog Candy”??? Oh Yeah!! Once again, we are doubling the fun here!! Just like last month we have a bonus for our players.. Our team member Charlotte has so generously offered up some challenge blog candy for the month of September. For every entry to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges this month, you will go in the drawing for the GRAND PRIZE Month end awards. As an added BONUS…if you "FOLLOW" Charlotte's blog and leave her a comment, you will get an EXTRA entry in the month end drawing, so hop on over to Charlotte’s blog, stay a spell, post a comment and be sure to click the follow button. This blog candy will celebrate Charlotte's first anniversary of making cards. For each week in Sept., she will be adding some more goodies to the blog challenge candy until the box is full. Thank you Charlotte for this SUPER yummy Candy donation. Check out her FANTASTIC “Challenge Blog Candy” below!!

Drawing #2

Charlott's Challenge Blog candy includes.

4 packages colorbok paper (different patterns and colors..8 sheets in each)
3 packages colorbok chipboard buttons (coordinated with the paper)
2 packages colorbok paper flowers
1 Fiskars corner punch (heart)
1 package mini pop dots
1 package colorbok purple gems
2 packages Recollections pearl gems
1 crystal sticker (flowers)
4 clear mini stamp sets (4th July, Wedding/Anniversary, Easter & Fall)
2 Martha Stewart glitters (Fire Opal, Brownstone)
1 package studio18 metal word stickers
4 spools ribbon (2 polka dot blue, 1 purple (Princess make a wish), 1 pink wired)
3 All Night Media Thank you stamps


7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND sells the best cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies available. The goal of 7 KIDS is to spark and encourage creativity in our customers by bringing them the most innovative, as well as tried-and-true crafting products at the best possible price with fast shipping and excellent customer service. They currently offer over 2,500 products! We hope you will find their store and products exciting and of exceptional value. Customer satisfaction is their #1 priority! They are so generously offering this week's MMSC17 Bonus Winner a $20 shopping Voucher. A special thank you to Tabitha for giving us this wonderful weekly sponsorship :)

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Below are the Design Teams samples this week and most are made with *DRS Designs images. Be sure to click on them to find out all the details of each.


* Jeni - Jeni's Custom Cards

*Carolyn - Creative Card Corner

*Priscilla - "priscillastyles"

* Charlotte - Designs From Within

*Denise - kc242 Designs by Denise

*Jane - The Paper Affair

Sonya - The Pink Paper Penguin

* Phyllis - SparklePlenty1000

*Michelle - Daydreams by Michelle

* Chris - Twinkles Glow with Stamps

*Jessica - solocosmo

* Carol-Chocolate, Crafts, & Bears, Oh My!


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 MMSC17 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. As always the cards are magnificent and I will have to wait probably until this weekend to play. I"m off to a friends house to stamp this week. Have a great week and thanks so much for doing this and giving us all this inspiration.

  2. Beautiful cards and projects girls!!! Another great job on the sketch!! Lots of awesome goodies too!

  3. I've been too busy to stop and do a sketch, maybe next week. But I did have to stop in and take a peek at some wonderful inspiration!

  4. I'll be here all month with DRS stamps in hand!

  5. WOW!! You girls really rocked the DRS images!! :) These all look fabulous!! Thanks so much for representing DRS this month!! I'll be playing right along with you all!! HUGS

    DRS Designs team (DCC)

  6. I am really at a loss for words with this wonderful award that has been given to me, and that is not typical for me, lol. I am just so flattered and amazed by this, through the past few weeks I have come to play with the MMSC, and have really enjoyed myself. The DT is pure amazement, each of you has such a gift for creating, and I just love that the styles are so variable, but always gorgeous!! And the love you leave for we contestants is really, really touching. It's different in the most terrific way, and I truly have LOVED joining in, and have every intention of playing along any available opportunity in the future. To acknowledge that you all, amazing talent with kind hearts, have given me this award is overwhelming, I am flattered beyond belief. I guess, all that said, thank you so much!!

    Also, I think the honorable mentions is a great idea, it is not easy to choose any one entry with such talent out there, and I think it is great that more people will be acknowledged for their creations, great decision, great badge!!

    And of course, the sketch and creations this week are wonderful!! Such talent!!

    Take Care, Stephanne

  7. Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much for the wonderful new MM Remarkables award! I am so honored...you are all such talented ladies, and I love the sketch every week...they are always so fun and innovative!! Thanks again!! Hugs!!

  8. Congrats to Stephanne and Connie for your recognition! Well deserved!
    Beautiful samples today ladies, and thanks for another fun sketch challenge this week!

  9. Great job with the challenge ladies...thanks so much for featuring DRS!

  10. Here's this week's card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1466231?&cat=500&ppuser=154452. It's another birthday card for my son who is turning 16. I carried the dp inside and will write a personal note for him. I so much enjoy doing this challenge each week and I would love to work with the design team.

  11. Thank you for another terrific sketch to work with! Love all the layers! Gorgeous inspirations this week too!

  12. Oh what a fab Sketch ( as always) , just adore all the DT cards. and will be playing a little later today . and nipping on to your blogs.

  13. just a little note to let you know that i've played along again this week; i am really beginning to enjoy the challenges because it in turn challenges me ~ thanks so much!!!

  14. Great sketch, ladies! Fantastic work and so much inspiration. My card is the second one in my post, so make sure to scroll down to see it.

  15. Hi all again, love the sketch and really love all the beautiful cards you and your team have created, had fun again, thank you, take careX:)

  16. A very glamorous sketch - a real test of my ability to embellish!

  17. Finally had a chance to play again! What a fun sketch this week!

  18. What a group of gorgeous DT sample cards!!!! Thank you so much for such a fun and interesting sketch this week!! Hugs...Jacque

  19. Very cool sketch, I had fun with it, although I had to turn it so my stamp would fit! ;)

  20. Fun sketch! Here's mine:

  21. Great sketch this week and fantastic designs. I just linked mine up.

  22. I hope I'm in the right place, following, banner on side bar, card link on mr linky!!

    Good luck everyone!!


  23. This week I found this to be a difficult sketch but after it kicked around my head I came up with a card I like. I hope you all like it too.

  24. Congratulations to last weeks winner, Stephanie, beautiful card and to all the runner's up wonderful creations.

    Great sketch this week and the work of the design team are wonderful as always.

  25. Great sketch again this week...having loads of fun playing along!!

  26. Hiya girlies.
    Another brilliant sketch this week. Thank you so much for giving me a 'remarkables' last time. Cheers!!
    Left this weeks with Mr Linky.
    Hugs to all,
    Teri x

  27. Great sketch and awesome blog candy! Pls. take a look at my rendition of the sketch.

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  29. Beautiful cards Ladies!! Congrats to all the winners of last weeks challenge!!

    Hugs Sandy

  30. here is this week's entry:

    I would love to be considered for your guest dt spot!

    A big thank you for your kindness in selecting my MMSC16 card for your Remarkables Award! I enjoy your challenges each week and look forward to each one!
    The kind comments you all leave are very much appreciated and make participating in your challenges even more fun! THANK YOU! :)

  31. Thanks for a great sketch to work with.
    All the DT Sample Cards look great!

  32. Fantabulous blog candy. Great sketch and DT cards.

    Hope you enjoy my attempt.


  33. Yay! I had time to play this week! Loved this sketch.


  34. What a FABULOUS sketch!!! Oh my the DT cards are just amazing and very beautiful....thank you for all the inspiration!!

  35. Great sketch! Beautiful samples from the DT!

  36. Love looking at the sketches and then trying to decide what I am going to do with it. The DT stuff is awsome!!!

  37. Hello Ladies, always something challenging and inspiring from you all - love those DT cards!!! Here is my card for this week:
    Thank you for your commitment to excellence and to all of us!! God bless you!
    Also, I am not sure where and when we were to mention of we were interested in being considered for a GDT spot at some stage - you know me, always interested! Thanks again ladies!

  38. Got my card done! SCS is still a little wonky, so hopefully you can see the card. Fun sketch this week.

  39. Here is my entry for this weeks MMSC17. Thank you for looking. Pam

  40. Thanks for another great sketch and great cards from your DT.

    Take Care

  41. Great DT cards and the sketch was great!!

    Katjuska :)

  42. I finished my card just in time! Thanks for another great challenge. I enjoyed trying out two new techniques on this card.

  43. I couldn't remember if I left a commment, so I am just making sure! I love your weekly sketches! So inspiring!

  44. Hoping to play every week. I love the addition of the midweek technique! http://2amscrapper.blogspot.com/

  45. Great blog, great sketches....just wish I had more time to play along every time! Thanks for the fun!