Monday, May 31, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #56 (MMSC56)

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. What a great month of celebrations we had here at the Midnight Madness blog. I wanted to thank my DT , players and followers alike for making this so much fun and for being so sweet with your comments and for inspiring so many with your creations. I am looking forward to the next year of creations from all of you. We still have the Blogaversary Candy to give away. many entries to. Thank you everyone for helping spread the word about our celebrations here. I have to go through my emails because some of you requested to enter the Candy giveaway even though you had no blog. Many said they emailed there friends etc and..I did say "Everyone" can enter, so if you want to just link this blog ( to Mr. Linky that is fine with me. ( I should have said that..sorry) I have started entering those that have requested that and have many emails to go through. Also, those of you who have already entered and do not have blogs, please be sure to leave me your email address, because I will not be able to contact you if you win. I will need that info, so if you already entered and forgot to leave it, just drop me another comment under the candy post. Thank you so much everyone and to be fair, I will be leaving Mr. Linky open for a couple more days. Please be patient with me while I finish these up. I will have the winner posted by the end of the week for sure :) Now to some really fun news.. I am thrilled to say, we have two new guest designers joining us and we could not be more THRILLED :) Please help me welcome.....
I got hooked on stamping in 1999 when a friend of mine sent a birthday card invitation for her son. I so admired it that I made the mistake, or fortune, to ask her about it. I was then invited to a stamp party and never looked back as I'm sure most of your know the drill on that one!! The main reason I first got into stamping was to scrapbook events and activities for my 2-year old son who has autism to assist with his language and communication skills. He is now almost 12 - I can't believe it!! I was a legal secretary for years and needed a creative outlet. So, it served 2 purposes. It, of course, didn't help my financial situation at all, but that's another story!! It then shifted more to cards several years ago. I found that when I handmade a card for my friends, family, church members and my son's school staff I could brighten their day and make them feel "special", for whatever occasion it happened to be, or comfort when they needed it. My craft room has grown CONSIDERABLY as I'm sure all of yours have too. It's great therapy for me and I've met some of the most incredible people EVER! The first challenge I did for Midnight Madness opened up doors for me that I didn't know existed insofar as my creativity and evolvement. I tried my first Midnight Madness sketch after I saw a card Lovely Linda created and she posted the link to Midnight Madness. From the first card I created from Prisicilla's groundbreaking sketches, I felt "at home". I'm not sure why that happened as Priscilla creates the most phenomenal "vintage" cards, but my best cards seem to have come from her sketches. I also fell in love with the whole design team and their enormous talent. In fact, I am in "awe" of their talent. I am honored to be selected as a guest designer and hope what I bring will help others want to join in this fantastic journey.

I am a mother of 2 beautiful kids ages 20 and 9. I took up card making about 1 year ago and instantly fell in love with it! I joined the Midnight Madness Challenges a few months ago and the sketches, players, and design team have really made me open up to try different things. I am really looking forward to this experience to work side by side with these ladies.

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 :)
Thank you to all those that
took the time to Vote :)
The Yearly "Priscilla Award" goes to...
5. Karen Lynn
Our MMSC55 Gold Star Award goes to...
#52 Holly Miller
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#8 Judi Rose
#24 Christina C
#25 Gry-Beate
#32 Teri Sherman
Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)
Our MMSC55 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
Noreen Yun
Please contact me with your info to claim your Bonus prize and our Special Blogaversary Celebration Prizes!!! :)
May month end winners are....
1. Vickie Kertz
2. Linda B
3. Julia
4.Sue Dees
5. Denise Clark
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) please email me your info so I can forward it to them.
*Our MMSC56 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
Michelle's Scrapbooking

They are the manufacturer and sole distributor of The Pixie Cottage Stamps.
Bonus prize is three NEW stamps from featured artists ArTish and Sandra Hammer
Michelle has a great store, so you must stop in to see all that she offers.
Thanks so much Michelle :)
**Our June Monthly Sponsor is....
Thank you Kat for your awesome prize package this month..WOW!! KAT is has two blog hops each week
Monday and Tuesday and this coming Wednesday is their new release day.
So, hop on over and check out all that is going on over their :)
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 MMSC56 when uploading to galleries.
3. Enter your project to " inlinkz" below & leave a comment
MMSC56 ENTRY DEADLINE Monday June 5th at 5pm PST


  1. OMG!!!! Really? ME?? Thank you so much!!!!Thank you thank you thank you :)

  2. Congrats to my dear friend and fellow "dork sister" Karen Lynn!

    Welcome to Pam and Brenda! Pam, I also have an autistic child (Asperger's), a dd who is 13.

  3. Wauw, beautiful cards! Congrats to the new designers and wishing you all the best with adding all people whi mailed to join in for the candy, that's alot of work... but it's really fair of you to do so!
    Looking forward to the designs of the new members!
    Love, Wendy

  4. OMGosh, all this excitment!!! Congrats to all the winners that is fabulous and you all deserve it!! Welcome to the new design team members we look forward to all of the new artwork. The DT cards are as always over the top gorgeous!

  5. Great design team creations and WELCOME to the new DT members! You all give me such inspiration. Thankyou for this weeks Gold Star award.

  6. ¡Bienvenidas! a las nuevas diseƱadoras!
    Felicitaciones a todas las ganadoras de los premios! ¡Eres muy generosa Priscillas!
    Las tarjetas son hermosas, muchos cariƱos

  7. Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm sure I will enjoy my time here at MM. I've always had so much fun on this site and love the challenges. You can imagine how scary it is to be a guest designer when you see the phenomenal cards Priscilla and the team make, but I'll try my best. Sorry my write up was so long - I'm long winded - like, right now too!! LOL!! Chef Mama Lori, it's good to have kindred spirits struggling with children in the autism spectrum. Here's to you!!

  8. Fabulous DT cards and welcome to the new designers....looking forward to your creations!
    Thank you so much ladies for the Remarkables Award. I am humbled!
    Congratulations to all the other winners!

  9. love the DT cards! great job ladies! and a great sketch as always!

  10. I am not sure if I made it work. I think my image was too small. Maybe I try again.

    Here is my sample (couldn't work it by adding the SCS address on top).

    Barely Tulip

    Thanks for a great challenge. Hugs and smiles

  11. Had to go away to Maine last week, so didn't get to play. Glad to get back into the swing of things. Here's my entry for today's sketch: tfl

  12. Congratulations to our newest designers!!! I love both of your work and look forward to seeing it each week!!!

    Congrats also to all this week's and month's winners!!! Whoot!!! Great job everyone!!!

  13. Congratulations to the new designers and all the winners!! YAY! I received a Remarkable Award!! Thanks so much!!
    Gorgeous cards this week as always! Can`t wait to see the new work!!!!!!!!
    Hugs, Judi

  14. Thank you for the Priscilla Award!!

  15. Congrats to all the winners!!! Yeah to Pam and Karen!!! Pam you know how much I admire you work..looking forward seeing what you'll create with the MMSC's!!! This week is another fabbo sketch...I'll try to play if my girls aren't so demanding this week...*wink*!!! Hugs ~S~

  16. Congrats to all the winners. What a fun time that was!! A special congrats to Karen Lynn for the prestigious Priscilla Award. Ooh La La, aren't you special???? LOL!! Thanks Silke for your congrats and I truly hope you will have time to upload one of your gorgeous creations that make me melt!!! Good look with the girls!!

  17. I just love all the inspiration I have seen. I am so happy to see Pam on the DT and Karen Lynn, though I will discover her work here soon I know.

    Cool sketch, tweeked it again, is this getting in a habit! LOL Thanks for having me, Peggy

  18. Thanks Peggy, a/k/a marilynpreston. I'm sure going to love my time here doing these wonderful sketches. I'll be looking out for yours whether it's tweeked or not!! LOL!!

  19. Priscilla, I forgot to mention how much I LOVED your card. You did way good with that image. I could have never come up with something as creative as this one. Thanks another great sketch!

  20. Great cards by the design team. Love the sketch. I had fun making a card for this challenge. I'm becoming a follower right now.

  21. Wow, what a month! Such fun events and awesome cards by the DT and the music for the dance was "COOL" Loved picking out my dresses......such fun.
    Congrats to the new design team members.
    I hope that is me winning the 15% lifetime discount at Dicks for Penny Blacks....I shop there all the time, love it..I am so excited!

    Priscilla, I hate to sound like a Miss America contestant, but it was a thrill just to be in the top 20 with these extremely talented ladies......thank you to you and the design team for putting me there.

    Onward to another fun year packed with great sketches.

    Big Hugs
    Sue Drees

  22. great sketch and excellent samples DT :-)
    here's my tweaked version:

  23. Hello girlz - I am just sneaking in a look while I am in New Zealand - I am having withdrawal from you all - gorgeous cards everyone - I HOPE to get across and comment when I get home - I will need a FIX! BIG HUGS!!!

  24. Absolutely amazing creations from the design team as always!! Complete gorgeousness!

  25. Hi Priscilla
    I'm leaving you my email just in case I've won.

  26. Wonderful jobs, you guys are always a DAZZLING and Amazing group! Beautiful cards!! xox ~Jeni

  27. that's my card entered, thanks for a great sketch

  28. Thanks once again for another great sketch! I enjoyed it : )

  29. brilliant as usuall guys,sorry i missed last week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  30. Wow, its really good to know, i am happy for you, you are doing awesome.

  31. Lovely lovely DT cards and great sketch too! Thank you!!!!

  32. Wonderful, gorgeous inspiration here!