Monday, May 24, 2010

Midnight Madness "RED CARPET" Week & Sketch Challenge #55 (MMSC55)

Greetings everyone and welcome to the last week of our month long Midnight Madness Blogaversary celebration. This will be the last week to get in on the Huge Potluck Blogaversary Candy Giveaway and our May monthly sponsors prize that is being awarded to 5 people! We have had a blast with you at the dance party and the barbecue and now we have one more surprise for our final festivity. For the last week of our gala event we are rolling out the red carpet and are about to embark on a yearly Blogaversary tradition…..... With a blushing face, I would like to share with you what the Midnight Madness DT team has been up to and has put together........
In honor of the person who started the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, the design team unanimously chose to name this very special award the "Priscilla Award". Priscilla has inspired, encouraged, motivated, and stimulated everyone of us in our crafting endeavors. She has been our friend, our mentor, our confident, our sister in crafting. She is tireless in her efforts to bring you the best of the best each week and to challenge each and everyone of us to achieve greater heights than we ever thought imaginable. She was humbled by the idea of us coming together to call it the "Priscilla Award", but we as the Design Team thought it was only fitting for the highest honor that someone could achieve on Midnight Madness to be named after our founding individual.
We would like to present to ONE outstanding card/craft person who is represented amongst our GOLD STAR winners of the past year, the coveted "Priscilla Award". Not only that, but it is going to be the "PEOPLES CHOICE". What does that mean....that means that you our friends and weekly players are going to choose the winner this time!!!! Below are the 20 finalist randomly chosen for this honor. You cannot imagine how extremely difficult it was to narrow it down to just these 20 ladies. We have included one of their cards as an example of their work and craftsmanship, but we encourage you to visit their blog before you cast your vote and make your decision to view their outstanding creations. So let the voting begin. Anyone can vote but you will only be able to cast one vote. We will be announcing the PEOPLES CHOICE next week along with our weekly and month end winners.
The voting will last all week, so tell your friends and family to come vote too..
Voting closes Monday May 31st at 8pm PST

Thank you to the design team.. I am humbled and truly honored to have my name on the "Priscilla Award". I must say that this design team has been the most fun to play and create with and I am a better person having known each and everyone of them. It is with a heavy heart sharing that two of our wonderful MMDT “originals” will be stepping down to spend some much needed quality time with their families and persuing other avenues this summer. Michelle and Jeni, you will be missed, but I know you will only be a click away.

So we hope you will have a glass of Champagne, join in the fun by voting and of course by playing our challenge this week...The design team will be showing off their RED CARPET DESIGNER DRESSES and we invite you to join in. Who are you wearing?
Now to this weeks's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC54 Gold Star Award goes to...
45. Bonnie O'Clair
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
6. Christina C.
7. An
8. Chris Olsen
9. Karen Wallace
24. Gini Cagle
37. Nancy Bush
56. Gry-Beate
Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
Random BBQ Comment Door Prize winner is ...
Our MMSC54 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
37. Nancy Bush
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Here are your random numbers:
37 Timestamp: 2010-05-25 03:44:38 UTC
Please contact me with your info to claim your Bonus prize and our Special Blogaversary Celebration Prizes!!! :)
This Weeks Sneak Peeks (last week) for our Special Blogaversary Celebration!!
*Our MMSC55 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
Language of Love Text Collection – 24 Stamps
Pretty Little Things – Melissa
D' Amour Allure stamps include vintage styles to character art. Please browse the collections at our exclusive retailer,
Thank you again Jeni for your wonderful prize :)
**Our May Monthly Sponsor is....
PB Stamps
Dick over at PB Stamps has very generously offered up a 15% life time discount to 5 of our players….YES, you heard me right, 5 (five) winners will be randomly drawn at the end of the month!! WOW!.
Here is this weeks Sketch and our Design Team Creations:

Entering our challenge is as easy as 1-2-3 :)
1. Please become a “FOLLOWER”
2. Tag with MMSC55 when uploading to galleries.
3. Enter your project to " inlinkz" below & leave a comment
MMSC55 ENTRY DEADLINE Monday May 31st at 5pm PST


  1. All the Dt cards are fantastic...Hugs Loz. Thanks Priscilla for the certificate and goodies you sent for my one year consistency prize..

  2. Wow, thank you so much for choosing my card this week. It's really an honor with all the fabulous cards on this site and voting was REALLY hard!!! They all deserve it.

  3. Wow I can't believe I've been chosen to be in the running for card of the year. What an honour!

  4. Oh my goodness! I cannot even begin to tell you how honored I am to have been chosen as part of your top 20 for the esteemed Priscilla award! Thank you so much! I truly love coming to visit and play with you all!!! This is one amazing blog and group of designers!!!! Thank you again!!!

  5. Thank you! Thank you! for selecting me to be one of the finalists! I really appriciate it!

  6. Me, really..OMG, what an honor to be one of the finalists in your Top 20!! Every week, I am amazed by the talent that is displayed by your brilliant design team and all the entrants. "Priscilla's Style" encourages all of us to step up to the plate and create something wonderful! The Priscilla Award is the perfect name, nothing else would have been right!! I'm thrilled to have been included with these talented ladies...thank you so much.

  7. Wow, the DT did a great job with this week's sketch. I am going to hop through the finalist to see who I want to vote for. I will email you my information later today. I can't believe I won a prize. Thank you.

  8. Soon many pretties all in one place. First ladies, good luck on the choice awards, it will be a close call, they are all exceptional, BRAVO. Then there is the MMDT that has talents that are gifts. Have a wonderful week all, I submitted a challenge card for the last 'party' week, thank you, that is so much fun. Blessings, Jane

  9. Loved this sketch. So glad I was able to play along this week and have a chance to walk on the red carpet. Congrat's Priscilla on your award from your DT....that speaks volumes as to the person you are!! Off to find a dress to wear!

  10. Please note that I'm not able to vote for the card I want. In my browser, I'm not seeing the "vote" button.

    Can you check this out? I'm using IE 7.0.


    Peggy DaValt

  11. OMG, OMG, what a honour to be chosen as a finalist in your top 20!
    Thank you so much ! :o)

    Hugs, Gry-Heidi :o)

  12. Whoo Hoo!! I am so honored to be in the running for this prestigious award! Thanks so much for your vote of confidence in my work! You ladies are a true inspiration to us all!!

  13. Congrats, Priscilla! How wonderful your DT came together to honor you with such an auspicious award! I would have to take a guess and think this is probably a first; both for you as the recipent and your DT that obviously so enjoys your personality, style and friendship. Congrats to everyone involved in the weekly challenges.

    This week's cards are all masterpieces. Great work everyone. Thanks too for the special acknowledgement with listing my card above.

    Happy Stamping!
    Anne Ryan

  14. Gorgeous cards ladies! I just love the new images you are sporting there Priscilla. Thanks for the fine challenge...once more. hugspeggyxo

  15. What a great Sketch! I loved making my card as it was a much needed stress relief project.

  16. What beautiful DT cards. I love all the creative laces.

  17. Your cards are all unique and outstanding.
    I am so honored and humbled to have my card listed....thank you so much to all the lovely ladies.
    It is such fun taking part in your weekly challenges and viewing all your gorgeous creations.
    Thank you so much for always providing such fun and often challenging sketches.
    What a distinguished and illustrious DT team!!!!!

  18. Hi!
    I tried to vote but I only come to the finalists blogs. How do I vote?
    Hugs Stian

  19. Thanks again for another great sketch! I tend to be a no fluff kind of gal so I appreciate the simplified sketch. Although I do appreciate fluff : ) Go figure??

  20. Thanks Priscilla for answering my question. I can´t find the litle yellow star next to the small word vote. Maybe I can´t vote on this computer because my mother has voted?
    Hugs Stian

  21. I love the designs from the design team. So much inspiration and creativity in this blog. I love it!

  22. The DT did a great job. I can't believe all the fantastic color combinations

  23. Beautiful creations, everyone! Great sketch as always!

  24. Fabulous cards by the DT.....I always get so much inspiration from your cards!!
    Another really great and challenging sketch.

  25. I really love the DT cards, they are great!!!

    The sketch is wonderful so I tryed it.

  26. check out Susans dress..pretty :)

  27. Was under the gun to get mine in, but I did it. My gosh, the cards by your designers are just magnificent and, Priscilla, your fairy is the most gorgeous. It truly is!! Mine isn't MM material this week - I had to do a fun beachy type card. Hope I don't get kicked out for it!! All those bold brights, so unlike the cards uploaded for your challenges. I just wanted to wake you UP!!

  28. This was such a fun challenge, Priscilla. Thanks much. Anne Ryan

  29. Congrats to all the finalists. They are gorgeous!!

  30. ¡Hermosas tarjetas!
    Felicitaciones a los que quedaron finalistas!
    Priscilla, muchos cariƱos para ti

  31. Holey Moley! I've had to think on this one for over a year Priscilla! But, I didn't give up. :o)
    Cat’s Creation