Monday, December 28, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #34 (MMSC34)

Congratulations to our January Guest Diva........

Grace Nywening

Hi there!

I am so excited and honored to have been asked to be the January 2010 Guest Designing Diva for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! I have been a big fan of this challenge ever since I first discovered it! I can’t think of a more exciting way to start off the New Year!

I have been married to my HS sweetheart for going on 39 years. He’s a wonderful man who has always supported me in whatever endeavor I was involved with. We were married after our first year of college, and finished the last three years together as married off campus students at LeTourneau University. We are the parents of one sweet daughter and two adorable grandkids. We have been so blessed!

I have worked as a retail manager, owner and then in new home sales for many years. Due to a very serious accident and fibromyalgia which seemed to be triggered by the injuries, I now find myself staying home and filling my time with what I love… paper crafts!

I have been a crafter for most of my life. I love quilting, tole painting, sewing, all sorts of needle crafts, home d├ęcor … but when I found card making, it definitely became a passion! My journey with paper crafts started back in the 1990s while on a Christmas shopping trip to NH. My hubby saw a heat embossing demonstration in a store and came to get me because he knew I would love it! Well… enabler that he is… the rest has been history! (I sometimes wonder if he knew then what he knows now… especially how much this hobby would cost… would he still take me to see that demonstration. LOL!) I started out making Christmas tags, then some scrap booking when our first Grandchild was born, but when I discovered cards, there was no going back!

I am so excited to be here, and I want to thank the Midnight Madness Team for allowing me the honor to Guest Design this month! I’m still on cloud 9!

Grace, we are thrilled to have you joining us for the month of January...
And Thank you Cabio for your wonderful work throughout Dec and for being our Diva this last month.
It was fun getting to know you better.
We are now on the search for Our Feb Guest Diva. Let us know if you are interested.


Our MMSC33 bonus winner is....
6. Vanessa T
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Welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

To all of you from all of us here at Midnight Madness we wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New year!!!!

Our Gold Star Winner for MMSC33 is:
#8 Christina C.

Our Remarkables are:
#1 Peggy Elms
#18 Gunn aka Mrs. Plum

Ladies, please grab your logo from the side bar and please display it proudly..


Check back to tomorrow to see who our MMSC33 Bonus winner is.
You still have time..
Deadline for MMSC33 is Midnight 12-29-09


This Week's Sketch Challenge:

Entering our challenges is as easy as 1-2-3 :)
1. Please become a “FOLLOWER”
2. Tag with MMSC34 when uploading to galleries.
3. Enter your project to Mr. Linky below & leave a comment


  1. Wow, the cards are all so uniquely stunning.
    Such a talented group of designers!!!!
    Hugs, Christina
    P.S. I am in total disbelief. . . . thank you so much for selecting my card for the Gold Star.

  2. Fun sketch once more ladies! I love it when I can see my card and I did see this one, though the paint is not yet dry...don't know if it ever will with the gallons I globbed on there. Had fun!

    Thank you for your fun inspiration and always good to be back!


  3. I love this sketch!! I had these huge flowers that I didn't know what to do with, but with this sketch, they were perfect!

  4. What a wonderful sketch and beautiful work from all of you talented ladies this week. I took this sketch an an opportunity to do a valentine card and not wait until the last minute. Yea!

  5. Another great sketch for this week, I always enjoy the challenge you set before me each week! The Deign Team cards are amazing and each week! Happy New year to you all - thank you for your kindness to me, your comments always amaze me!!
    Lesley aka SuperNan

  6. wow you ladies out-do yourselves every week!!!
    priscilla; LOVE that torn bear!!! can't wait for instuctions!!!

    my card can be found here:

  7. Just got finished with my card. LOVED the sketch this week, especially that flower thingy on the left side of the main image panel. DT samples are gorgeous. I added my card to Mr. Linky.


  8. Thanks for a great year of sketches. Can't wait to see what 2010 brings! Happy New Year. My card is linked. Hope you like it!

  9. Thanks for a great sketch! Your cards are so beautiful! I´ve added a card too!


  10. Wahoo - congratulations to Grace - how exciting to have you aboard for the month Grace - we are all so thrilled!! Can't wait to see what you do!! Happy New Year everyone - it is already New years Eve here...I am loking forward to 2010 and all that it brings us here on the MMSC!! {{{hugs}}}

  11. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you at MMSC! I've enjoyed playing with you, looking forward to more in 2010! Enjoy my card...

  12. Happy New Years all.Loved this sketch. Hope you like my take on it.

  13. Happy New Year Pricilla!

    Congrats to Grace! She is a very, very talented lady, so I am really looking forward to see what she will do as guest designer!

    I don't know who makes the sketches for this challenge, but I can tell you this much - this particular sketch is for sure a challenge! I think I might have pulled out all my hair by the time I have finished this one - if I ever finish it.....

    Again - Happy New year Pricilla! I am looking forward to playing MMSC next year - you do a fantastic job hosting this blog, and I can't tell you enough how much I appriciate your work, your time and your effort!

    Gunn (MsPlum)

  14. Great cards, and congratulations to you Grace - I love your work :-)
    Priscilla I received the blogspot prize Wednesday this week - Dec 30th - I hope to ink the stamps up tomorrow!! Thank you soooo much for your generosity!!

  15. Wow these are wonderful, i liked reading these blogs, thanks a lot for sharing it with us, i really liked reading this blog, thanks a lot for sharing this with us.

    r4i karte

  16. Great sketch, thanks for the inspiration!

  17. The sketches are always a little more fancy and therefore challenging - thank you

  18. I had fun with this sketch I just got the new wag and whiskers stamps so I want to use it with your sketch as always a great one hope you like the card Hugs Sarah

  19. AS ALWAYS, wonderful card by the designers. Absolutely gorgeous. I was able to link my card for this challenge today. Missed you guys!!!

  20. Fun sketch; the embellishment on the side really makes it stunning! I rotated the sketch and used it for a calendar to start off the New Year on track.

    Wonderful samples, DT!

  21. So I finally finished this card. This was a challenge - thats for sure!

    I don't now how you do it ladies - it looks so easy for you to produce this fab cards every week. You are good!


  22. This was such a fun sketch! I'm so honored to have been asked to be your Jan. Guest Diva! I have loved playiing along with the MMSC from almost the very beginning! I love all your sketches... a notch up makes them more challenging and more rewarding! Happy New Year to the entire team!!!

  23. What a beautiful sketch. I had a lot of fun making my card. This is my first one for Midnight Madness! Hope you like it.

  24. This was a fun sketch, and as usual, the DT cards are fabulous!!! Here's my take on the sketch. tfl

  25. I believe whomever posted last call was incorrect. It is January 4th at 10:46 yet the post says the challenge is valid until January 5 at midnight. By my reckoning, it was posted at least a day and several hours too soon!! I hope my card is still entered!


  26. What a great sketch ladies and what absolutely stunning DT creations. Thanks!


  27. Excellent different! Enjoyed playing along this week and seeing everyone's beautiful work!