Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Midnight Madness Week #19 (MMSC19)

(posted 9-16-09) The weekly BONUS WINNER for MMSC18 is
19. Benzi

The MMSC18 bonus gift is being donated by Creations by Penny Benzi please email so I can connect you with Penny and she can hook you up with your goodies as seen on the MMSC18 post :)

How are you all doing? I am so thrilled because there is a lot going on here on the Midnight Madness Blog..VERY EXCITING STUFF!!!…. Here are some highlights of some of the current activities including some of the exciting events to come, so mark you calendar or you will be sorry!! :)
~Tutorial post =Wednesday Sept 16th
~MMSC18 Bonus Winner =Wed Sept 16th
~ Stampers United” Blog Hop =Sat Sept 19th
~ “Stamps, Stamps and More Stamps” Blog Candy Winner =Monday Sept 21st
~ "October Guest Designing Diva" to be announced =Thursday Sept 24th
~MEGA Blog Candy give away retail worth of $1295.00! Yes you heard me right!! $1295.00 Details posted on =Monday Sept 28th
~ "Charlottes Blog Candy" month end give away =Wednesday Sept 30th
~ "DRS Designs" monthly sponsorship give away of $50 shopping voucher =Wednesday Sept 30th
~ “Prowling with the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop” =Friday Oct 16th

~You have till Midnight EST 9-15-09 to get your MMSC18 entries in. Our weekly winner will be drawn 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.

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.....

#5. Vicki (basement stamper)
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 “Midnight Madness Remarkables” award winners…..
45. Sandee


Continuing to their Sponsorship this month is....

This month we posted our Month end sponsors, so be sure to take a look at all that is up grabs this month HERE. Continuing to support our challenges this month is DRS Designs!! Every two weeks on a Monday, DRS Designs host a blog challenge and invite you to join them! Their online site features a gallery for each designer as well as a customer gallery. If you get a chance I hope you will participate in their challenges too and you can even email your cards so to them so they can include them in their growing galleries. In addition to their wonderful craft supplies, they also offer a wide assortment of images, sentiments (serious and humorous) as well as easy background images and technique stamps such as our stained glass and our plaid stamps.You can find them at http://www.drsdesigns.com/ and http://drsdesignblog.blogspot.com/ The Midnight Madness team is having a lot of fun crafting with their wonderful stamps. Just take a look at our sketch example cards this week. Thanks DRS Designs.
We are so lucky to have "62cards"
as our Weekly Bonus Sponsor

A very special thank you goes out to Sammye Jo Monroe Singer for sponsoring us this week. You are going to love her give away!!! 62Cards began as an intriguing hobby of a twenty-something wife and mom who desired to do something she loved. After a tragic car accident in 2005 took the life of her little brother, Matt, 18, she knew she had to do something that not only kept her busy, but honored him at the same time. The name of the company itself does just that. 62 was Matt's football number. The company offers something that is special, unique, and fun, just like her beloved brother. He loved to help others, and 62Cards is helping keep his giving spirit alive by donating part of its profits to benefit The Matt Monroe Memorial Scholarship Fund through Citizens First Bank. This fund awards three scholarships every year to high school seniors to help them with the expenses of their post-secondary education. 62Cards was founded on the idea that quality and trendy paper crafting and embellishments do not have to be mass produced or cost a fortune. From handmade cards, embellishments, and gifts to party favors and banners, 62Cards strives to offer something for everyone. When you purchase a product from 62Cards, you are not only getting something fun and exciting for yourself, but you are helping today's youth further their education and are keeping the spirit of one very special and loved young man alive. Visit the site at http://www.62cards.com/ and join in some great crafty chit chat and giveaways on the blog at http://www.62cards.blogspot.com/!

Winner will get one of her NOT YET RELEASED 6x6

Album Kits entitled Sweet Summer.

Sammy Jo would also like to offer a free bonus gift with purchase to our Midnight Madness followers. Just enter "Midnight Madness" in the checkout to get your free gift.


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.
The above is week #19 sketch MMSC19

* Michelle - Daydreams by Michelle

*Sue - McMahon Five Designs

* Priscilla - "priscillastyles"

Sonya - The Pink Paper Penguin

Shawne - Paper Art from Studio 313

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

*Kimmie - kimmie kaye's designs

*Jeni - Jeni's Custom Cards

* Jane - The Paper Affair

* Phyllis - SparklePlenty1000

* Chris - Twinkles Glow with Stamps

*Carolyn - Creative Card Corner

* Charlotte - Designs From Within

* Denise - kc242 Designs by Denise

* Jessica - solocosmo


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 MMSC19 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. This site is action-packed!! Will have to take October 16th off work, I want to join in on the MMSC hop!! Now, not only do I get to see this beautiful sketch and lush sample cards right before bed, but have an ear to ear grin on my face, thanks ladies for the support and sincere comments and of course, the Remarkables Award. Coming from such an intensely talented group, it is a true compliment :)

  2. Congrats to Michelle , Sandee and Stephanne! All those cards for the sketch challenge are so gorgeous! Won't enter myself as I'm not worthy *lol* ... not yet.... but I'll be looking at all the gorgeousness that you guys produce! xxx

  3. Oh wow!! I'm in shock!! Out of all those entries!! I'm so flattered! Thanks SO MUCH for the gold star badge!! Of course I will be displaying it PROUDLY on my blog!! :)

    Congrats to all the ladies/winners this week!! And also, the awesome talent that is displayed by the design team is so inspiring to check out EVERY week!! You guys are really rockin' those DRS images!! Thank you!!

  4. Congrats to all the winners this week!!! And you ladies on the DT ... WOW ... your creations are more & more amazing from week to week!!! The creative talent is just ooozzzing out of this team! THANKS for the inspiration!! Keep up the good work ... we are all LOVIN' IT!!!

  5. Another fun sketch, perfect for a DRS elf!

  6. LOVE, LOVE, L O V E this sketch! Please check out my card in Mr. Linky. Congrats to all the winners!!! Awesome creations DT.

  7. The DT has made some gorgeous cards with this wonderful sketch. So much fun to play each week. Thanks for the wonderful sketches.

  8. another great sketch this week and the DT cards are awesome!!!I am really enjoying this... week after week

  9. Thanks for another fun sketch this week! You ladies make some amazing, beautiful cards for us to draw inspiration from! We are soooooo lucky!!
    And congrats to all the ladies who won! WTG!!!

  10. Hi all,
    Awesome samples ladies!
    Left my effort with Mr Linky.
    Teri x

  11. I love this sketch and had so much fun with it. Here's my card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1481239?&cat=500&ppuser=154452. See you next week:)

  12. Great sketch, again, just what I needed for the card I had in mind! Thanks, MM DT!

  13. Thank you so much for the opportunity to play with such a fun and exciting sketch this week. The DT samples are breathtaking and such an inspiration. Hope you enjoy my submission this week...Hugs to all...Jacque

  14. I am so thrilled to be the bonus winner of the MMSC #18 challenge. Thanks for the challenges each week and I love participating. I am sure I will thoroughly enjoy my prize from Creations by Penny.

  15. Fine sketch once again. Can't comment on them all but I was very happy to take a peek at them. as you know, I have been writing again, so I will be missing or not some the challenges but know that I am always a fan.

    Thanks for having me ladies, you are the best!

    Kindly, Peggyxo

  16. The ladies that create for these challenges are the best! And the challenges themselves are awesome - they really make us stretch to bring out our best! Thanks for letting me play along! BTW - my favorite thing about this summer has been preparing for the arrival of our daughter's identical twin sons! They will be our first grandchildren and we are EXCITED! They're due in mid-November so check my blog for photos - of the boys as well as card creations!

  17. Love, love, love this sketch! What beautiful creations there are here! Be sure to check out Amy S. entry! OMG! We stamped together the other day and I can't believe what she came up with! It's sooooo cute! Here's my version: http://valspaperobsession.blogspot.com/2009/09/christmas-angel-for-mom-mmsc19.html tfl

  18. This being my first try at a MM challenge... I was excited but then after I uploaded my pic I realized... ugh... I forgot to do things I wanted to this card! LOL I'll try again though... I loved the layout on this one!

  19. I love this blog and all of the wonderful inspiration pieces, projects, sketches-all of it!

    Sew Many Cards

  20. I loved this weeks sketch! Thanks for always providing such inspiration!

  21. Thanks for another great sketch. It inspired me to make another vintage card. 2amscrapper

  22. LUVED!!!!! the samples for this weeks sketch ~ you ladies do AWESOME work
    thanks for the opportunities

  23. Great stuff from the DT! Got a chance to do this week's sketch. Great sketch by the way!

  24. Fantastic Creations...Fun Layout!!Thanks for the chance to be picked!!!TFL Pam

  25. Another fun sketch! Thanks ya'll! And thanks again for the award last week! I am tickled to death!!!

  26. Just loved the sketch this week, my fav card so far !
    loving all the DT creations !

  27. Wow! What a great sketch. All the cards this week are fabulous.

  28. This is another really great sketch!!
    WOW I am blown away with the fabulous cards made by the DT!!! AWESOME!!!

    I have posted my card in Mr Linky.

  29. Skidding in just in time. Had a lot of fun with this and great inspiration again as always.

  30. What a wonderful sketch and what absolutely gorgeous cards by the design team!!! Whew!! I just hooked mine up with Mr. Linky!

  31. Thanks for another great sketch. The ladies of the DT are amazing and I am having fun playing along.

    Take Care

  32. I've been away for the last four days and am tardy with posting my thanks for another remarkables award....thank you SO much....your kindness encourages me more than you'll ever know!

    here is my take on this week's sketch...I whipped it together and totally loved your sketch again this week!!


  33. Thank you once again for a great sketch and of course to all those talented DT members for their inspirational works.
    Suzi x

  34. Thought about this one for a week, and went simple! I have absolutely no ovals!

  35. Almost too late this time, I need more hours in a day!

  36. Part of my fun in playing sketch catch up is to revisit the AWESOME work of the DT and be inspired all over again!! I'm just a few away from single digits in my goal!!!