Friday, October 16, 2009

Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop

WELCOME to Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop!

Here at Midnight Madness we are celebrating YOU, our players, with a fun and exciting blog hop!! We have TWENTY FIVE exciting prizes to give away. As a matter of fact, here is the list of how we are giving away these prizes:

One Grand prize random drawing (worth over $100)
350th BRAND NEW Sketch Player SPECIAL Prize (worth $50)
11 “Cards from the Crypt” (picked by our DT members from MMSC archives)
12 random Package winners drawn

You have until Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12 p.m. Midnight EST to leave your name in Mr. Linky at Priscilla’s Midnight Madness Blog to be eligible for the prizes. Prize winners will be notified at the end of the week.

If you would like to be entered in Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop prizes and you DO NOT have a blog, you still can participate. You will have to follow the directions below...

1. Leave a comment on the Midnight Madness Blog Hop comment section with your email address, first name and last name initial.
2. Link up to Mr. Linky with first name and last name initial and in the URL space enter this address http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/


In order to have a chance at winning any of the prizes, you must gather a SECRET PHRASE along the Blog Hop. Each Design Team Member will have a particular word listed on their blog and as long as you visit them in order, you will have the secret phrase at the end. If you are picked as a Prize winner you will be contacted by email and you must email back the secret phrase WITH IN 48 HOURS to claim your prize. If by any chance the 350th BRAND NEW player or any of the “Cards from the Crypt” winners are not claimed, then those prizes will be added to the random winners drawn.

To start off, you must begin at Pricilla’s Midnight Madness Blog! If you have not started there, I suggest you go back and begin again . . . you don’t want to miss out on the Prizes! If you have arrived from Priscilla's then you are on the correct course. If you want a chance to win you will have to follow the instruction listed above. Thank you and have fun on the Hop!!



Meet the Midnight Madness Team


We thought it would be fun to feature in this section of tour blog hop something to help you get to know the design team members and for us to get to know you! We have all chosen some questions with answers we wanted to share with you, our valued challenge players, about ourselves. You are welcome to leave a comment here at my blog and tell us something about you! So here are some interesting things about me!

1. If your house was on fire and you could run in and save ONE CRAFT ITEM, what would that be? Definitely my Aqua Painter. Love it, Love it, Love it!

2. What is your favorite crafting technique? Watercoloring. I find it to be relaxing!

3. What makes you laugh the hardest? My kids. They do and say the funniest things!

4. What would you love to find at a yard sale? An entire set of brand new never used Copic Markers! Dreaming, aren’t I???

5. What tool could you not live without? Markers – I love both my SU Markers and my Copics. I love to color.

6. Tell us something about you that would probably surprise us? Well, this may be a surprise or it may answer a lot of questions! LOL! I am partially blind in both eyes. I have a rare ‘for young people disease’ in my eyes that required laser surgery in my early 20’s that left permanent damage to both eyes.

7. Would you be likely to survive alone in the wilderness? Not if there were snakes, bears or other things that slither and roar! LOL! I could probably survive about one night if I had too. I can build a good fire to keep myself warm at least.

8. Who is your hero? Jesus.



Cards From the Crypt




For something a little fun to honor our Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Players we thought we would go back into the Crypt of archived challenges and pick some of our favorites to feature here. Our winners will need to do the blog hop and collect a word from each of the blogs to collect the winning phrase and place their name in Mr. Linky at Priscilla’s Midnight Madness Blog! We will email you when we verify that you have entered your name in Mr. Linky, you will need to email back the phrase in order to qualify for your prize. Even if your card has been chosen from the Crypt you are still eligible for the Grand Prize and Random Drawings!!


I chose CHERYL WALKER who played with us in MMSC #8! Congratulations Cheryl!!! I love your card and those roses...do I need to even say anything about those roses? They speak for themselves! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your talents with us!

My Project


I baked and baked and baked! And now...I'm eating! :) With some of the pumpkins we grew in our garden this summer, I made FRESH homemade Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Strudel muffins, and 3 flavors of pumpkin seeds: Sweet and Spicy Seeds, Italian Seeds and Pumpkin Pie Seeds. I have all the recipes posted below. So when you are DONE with the blog hop and are interested in the recipes, you can come back HERE to get them. But FINISH the blog hop first so you can win those prizes!! :)

My kids wanted to contribute their efforts to the blog hop too! Aren't they SKEERY? (Thanks Lovely Linda for my new word! LOL!)

My word for the secret phrase is "XXXXX" and your next word can be found at Michelle's blog. THANK YOU for playing in our weekly challenges and for all your support each week. We love showing off our creations to you and visiting your blogs each week to see what you have created. We hope you are enjoying this special Blog Hop and that you are finding something new along the way. Thanks for joining us today!

93 comments:

chercroppin said...

What an adorable card by Cheryl, I love the flowers and yummy ribbon! Am off now to my next stop : )

Carol said...

Oh my GOSH Sue....you food looks so yummy!!! I haven't had any breakfast yet either!!! Very nicely displayed and so pretty for the fall. LOVE IT!!! The kids pumpkins are cute too!!! Can I come over to play??? I love pumpkins!!!

Hugs,
Carol

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Sue - those baked goods look great and very YUMBLY! I will be checking out the recipes that is for real! Love the pumpkins! How creative you have been!! Well done Sue! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Valarie (vampme3) said...

LOVE those pumpkins, and Cheryl's card is soooo cute! You're right about those roses!

Dawn B. said...

What an adorable card. I love the way you used that fold. I am also really happy to see that Jesus is your hero.. Made me smile..Hugs.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Well Sue what can I say...for a lovely lady with sight problems you do amazing work...my hats off to you! WOW...that was a surprise! I'm definately drooling over those muffins and pumpkin pie...would go perfect right now with my cup of coffee!! Your children did an aweseome job with those pumpkins..love them!
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful fall display and it's edible....yummmmm!!!!! I will be back to get the recipes....that pie looks sooo good!!!!

Joanne Travis said...

I'm getting hungry reading about all of the delicious sounding pumpkin recipes you made from your garden. They sound wonderful!!

Your cards are so lovely, I've enjoyed checking out your blog.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love the card you chose from the Crypt!! Cheryl did an awesome job!!

Your goodies look yummy!! Wish we had fresh pumpkin!

You kids did an awesome job making those "skeery" pumpkins!!

Great post!!

Have a great day!!
Chris

Kym Weber said...

Mmmm, your yummy pumpkin pie or muffins would go perfectly with my coffee this morning. My mouth is watering. Beautiful card you choose.

Abby said...

Sue you've got me drooling over your yummy creations! I love, love, love anthing pumpkin flavored...and the pumpkins your kids made are awesome!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Awesome yummy goodies Sue! I can almost taste those muffins and the pumpkin pie! Please pass the whipped cream. :) I love Cheryl's card too, the roses on it are luscious!!!

silvia said...

Cheryl's card is gorgeous!! Your pumpkin goodies look fabulously tasty!! I will be back for recipes. Love your kids jack-o-lanterns!!

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Sue, those pumpkins look just fab.
Trish (-:

Grace said...

What a great project you did!!! Yum! Baked goods are always a hit! Now Im hungry!!! Love your kid's jack o lanterns too! TFS!

Craftyanny said...

Stunning work, your kids pumpkins are fabby
Anne x

want2win2 said...

yum! what a tasty blog!!

Magda said...

Fantastic card! Food looks great!
Magda x

Karen W said...

Yum it all looks so good, what a fantastic blog hop, thank so much!

Phyllis said...

Your baked good look AWESOME!! I think I can even smell them... I am going to make the Pumpkin Strudel Muffins but alas I am going to use canned pumkin (HORRORS!). I always keep pumkin bread or muffins or something pumpkin in my freezer because my grandchildren love them. (Me too, hence the freezer.) What an lovely blog hop you ladies of the MMDesign Team have created. I know first hand all the planning and work that went into it, I read the copious e-mails.

Phyllis Blog Less MMDesign Team

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Thanks for sharing your story and your recipes! I tried to grow pumpkins in my backyard here in north central Texas. But no luck. :o(
I bet yours were beauties with all those goodies you made! TFS

Holly Moore said...

Oh wow! Your pumpkin yummys look delicious. My hubby always balks at pumpkin seeds, but I love 'em. Your arrangement and photography for it all is amazing! Love the "Skeery" punkins by your kiddos too.

Betty Benton said...

I can smell pumpkin pie!! Yum, yum!

Shazza said...

wow you have been busy. Adore the card you chose and yes, those roses are fab
x

Shazza said...

wow you have been busy. Adore the card you chose and yes, those roses are fab
x

HazelQ said...

Mmm that pie looks yummy! :)
Hugs
Hazel

Denise @ kc242 said...

Pumpkin pie is one of my favorites! Love all of your goodies! I will have to go back and get those recipes. Your crypt card choice is also phenominal! Great post!
Denise
Midnight Madness Design Team

Donna said...

Yummy treats! Love your crypt pick. Very nice! I just love blog hops. Thanks for the chance to win!

glowinshadow23 said...

The baked goods look delicious!! Yum!!

Mary said...

Love your crypt pick! Beautiful!

Mary

Jenny said...

Your treats looks yummy. I love to bake too. Cheryl's is beautiful, love how she did those roses.

Lisa said...

Yummy, yummy treats great job

Our Little Inspirations said...

Ok, thanks for making me hungry along the way!! Now I'm craving pumpkin pie! LOL TFS the recipes, I'll be back for them fer sure!!
Great crypt card selection! What a beauty!!

Ewik21 said...

LOVE those pumpkins hugs Ewa

Lisa said...

wonderful job!!!

Stitchinwitch said...

Those recipes sound yummy. Pumpkins aren't that big over here so we only get them the week before Halloween (if we are lucky) and then they tend to be a bit odd lol

Kristine said...

EXCELLENT pick Sue! Cheryl's work really stands out with all her fluffy bows and flowers :) Love that girl's cards!

OH, and I LOOOVED that funny halloween video. It had me laughing so hard just now!! :) You make such a cute vampire! LOL

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous from Cheryl and your food really made me drooling, lol
Hugs,
Cabio

Shirley N said...

loved reading about you. Your pie looks delicious. Thanks for a fun blog hop!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Sinful all these treats and what do I have a home to eat? That pumpkin looks so fabulous, my mouth is watering!! Muffins, AHHHHHH. I envy you getting to eat a pie of pie and muffins, Thanks Sue. Hope you are enjoying your fall harvest bounty! Jane

JPScraps said...

Yummy looking pie & cute pumpkins. Love the pumpkins.

Mary Lou said...

Hi Sue--WOW I love pumpkin treats also~~~my fave pumpkin cookies!! Love the chosen crypt card cheryl did---gorgeous!! You know I would love to find copics at a yard sale too LOL.
Blessings
Mary Lou

Annette said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous roses! Your baking looks delicious, love the pumpkins to, bet the children had so much fun making these! Take CareX:)

Ashley Lydia said...

Wow !!! YUMMMO all those pumpkin treats loook DELICIOUS! and from home grown pumpkins !!! I wish I knew how to bake like that, you did an awesome job and I love the Card from the Crypt card that you chose , its gorgeous!

Carolyn said...

Wow!! What a delicious stop this is. EVERYTHING looks so good! I really love pumpkin seeds and would love to try the flavors that you made. Yummmm. Sure wish you could share some with me ;) Very beautifully staged as well.

Those spooky carved pumpkins are so cool too. Your kids did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Carolyn

Crafty Nanny said...

Yummy pumpkin pie my fav!! Love the card you chose!

Sandy x

pam124 said...

Your goodies look YUMMMOOOO!!! Great job and Love the Card From the Crypt you chose!!

pam124 said...

What great pumpkin treats and a beautiful card from The Crypt!!

Anonymous said...

Loved the card you chose. You have been busy in the kitchen. It all looks delicious. I enjoyed looking at all the projects.
Mary

Stampin Mindy said...

What a beautiful card and that pie sure looks and sounds yummy! Thanks for such inspiration.

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Amazing!

scrapperjulia said...

Hey Sue! Nice choice of card from the Crypt and those pumpkin goodies are making me hungry!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Cher's card is awesome and a great pick!! I would love a piece of that pumpkin pie right now with a glass of milk ... yummm!! And how cute are your jack-o-lanterns! Awesome job!
As always, MM has outdone itself with this awesome Hop!! Well done!!

sugar n spice said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card you chose from the cyrpt, those flowers are bril. Wish I lived close enough to come over for some of your home baking. Yummy.
Hugs
Suzi x

iluvmybugs said...

Great card you chose! Definitely will stop by for the recipes.

One tool I could not live without right now is my Cricut Expression..I am having so much fun designing with it!!

Hugs
Terry

gocanucksgo said...

Such a cute card. Great work Cheryl! The pie looks fantastic Sue!

Sue said...

You are a busy girl! Those treats look yummy and the pumpkins are a work of art themselves! It is fun to look back and Cheryl's card is beautiful. Have loved being a part of the MMSC each week. Keep up the good work ladies.

Little Moos and My Creative Pink. said...

OMG, please send me some of your pumpkin pie..please!!

That is a beautiful card you selected...

Christina

My Paper Adventures said...

Your pumpkin baked goodies looks delicious!! You have my address to FedEx some to me, right? LOL!
Great card you chose from the crypt!

lotsa scrap said...

YUM!

Benedicte said...

great card and halloween project

Nunt said...

Mmmm, those pies look delicious!

Lil Sis said...

The food looks scrummy - love the kids pumpkins they did a great job.
Beccy x

Lori said...

Yummy! Your goods look so pretty, the way that you photographed them. The pumpkins look scary, so tell your children for me.

Juut said...

Looks yum yum!

Judith

Laura said...

LOVE all your cards!! Beautifully made, lovely details and colors!!

God bless!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card!

Dragonlady said...

Great card from Cheryl and love all your pumpkin stuff!

Ali x

Spyder said...

ditto ditto ditto ! Lovely Card From the Crypt by Cheryl. Love your makes too. Haven't cut out a pumpkin for years as my girls have now 'flown the nest' although...shhh! I have bought one for this year!

((Lyn))

peggysue said...

Those treats look great! And the pumpkins too. I always enjoy seeing your work. I like watercoloring too, and I pray your eyes stay healthy enough for you do be able to do your work.

Gwen said...

Love your projects all the way from the card to the food to the jack o lanterns! Happy Fall & I love that your hero is Jesus!

Priscilla said...

Wow Sue, I learned some new things about you. I had no clue about your eyes..heck no one would ever be able to tell. Your work is beyond amazing. Here I am whinning about glasses too..LOL Your project is looks so yummy and I can only imagine how your house smelled. Thank your kids for me..those pumpkins are skeery..LOL

Benzi said...

I can just smell the pumpkin pie and those pumpkins are very SKEERY.
Great card from the CRYPT.

Benzi said...

I can smell the pumpkin pie and, yes, those are some SCEERY pumpkins. Love your Crypt card.

Rosalee said...

Pumpkin Pie is one of my favorite pies. Really love your creations and that food looks so good.

Michelle said...

pumpkin pie yum!

Janice said...

Thanks for sharing your recipes..I definitely will be trying the muffins...sounds delish!

Shelly Schmidt said...

MMMMMM Yummy! I love Pumpkin Pie........ Love Cheryl's card too- she makes the most wonderful bows.....

Loz said...

Your pumpkin pie looks YUMMY Sue. Thanks for the recipes..Loz

Cassandra said...

Your pie looks yummy and your kids did a wonderful job! Thank you for the great giveaway!

Cassandra V.
cvansyckle@gmail.com

Linda said...

Your pumpkin pie looks so yummy I can smell it right now!!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Food look ssuper yum yum! I am alergic to wheat and eggs so I don't get to dabble in the goosies too much anymore! Love your work and your blog! Thanks for the op to hop and possibly win some yummy Midnighy Candy!!

Rachael D
Queen La Rubba

Emma Lockley said...

hi hun, yummy pumpkin pie, looks great! thanks for the great hop.
im hoppping on .........

Claire said...

Scrummy looking pie!! Claire xx

Chris said...

fun blog hop.
Now I want pie!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! All that baking and your kids helped too!! WOW!! Such a family effort here! :) Such a fun project!! Thanks for sharing and now I'm off to the next hop....

stephanne said...

Oh my goodness, do your baked bits look ever so yummy!! I love pumpkin, well, anything really, pie, muffins, carving, pictures, stamps, stickers, socks with pumpkins, I'll bet those farm fresh pumpkins made for one delectable pie.... sorta getting jealous over here....
Have a great week,
Stephanne

Jessica G. said...

Yummy pumpkin treats -- DH would be SO envious!

JoAnn said...

Love all that baking you have done, I just wish I was close enough to taste that pie. Love the punkins from the kids also. Well I'm on the way to the hop.

Liz Williams said...

Looks like you are a fabulous cook as well as artist. Looks mighty yummy!

Cheryl Walker said...

Thank you soooo much Sue for picking my card!! How exciting!!!! Love all the wonderful goodies you made, they look very yummy!!! Hope you have a lovely week!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Cheryl Walker said...

Sue Thank you soooo very much for picking my card!!! Thank is soooo exciting!!! I tried to leave my comment just aminute ago, but dont think it went through, Also the goodies you made look sooo yummy!!!! Thank you again!!!
Have alovely day!
Hugs,
Cheryl

paintedlady89 said...

this is the first time I have come to your blog and I am so happy I did. I, too, love to color. You and I have similar dreams, Obtaining a set of copic markers!

Gigi