Tuesday, December 8, 2009

MMSC31 - Midnight Madness Blog Hop

Welcome to our Midnight Madness Christmas Blog Hop. We know this is a busy time of year for everyone so we are including our blog hop with our regular weekly Challenge MMSC #31. We invite you to participate in our challenge by making a card from our fabulous sketch and to be inspired by the projects on our blogs and make a matching ornament or small project. You are not required to do the project, but it would be a treat for us to see what you come up with and we would love it !!! You also do not have to do the sketch to participate in the blog hop. As an added bonus, we are going to do something a little different this time around. Each of our Design Team is offering up their card and project as a prize. WOW, a chance to own a Midnight Madness Card and design!!!


1 Blog Hop GRAND Prize Drawing
12 Design Team Featured Card with Ornament or Small Project Random Drawing
1 PRETTY PAPER Christmas Card drawing from the 12 Highlighted on Each DT Blog from the MMSC #28

You have until Tuesday, December 15, 2009 12 p.m. Midnight EST to enter your MMSC#31 in Mr. Linky at Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog as always to be eligible for the Regular Weekly Bonus Prize.

If you would like your name entered in for the MIDNIGHT MADNESS BLOG HOP PRIZES, you will have to follow the directions below.....

1. To be eligible for the Blog Hop Grand Prize, 12 Design Team Card/Project Drawing, and Pretty Paper drawing; you must leave a comment on each of the Designer's Blogs during your journey through the Hop. once your name has been chosen, we will check to make sure you have commented on each blog before you are notified.

2. Enter your name and the words BLOG HOP in Mr. Linky, to be eligible for the Blog Hop prizes. As an added bonus, if you do the sketch you can enter your link to your card/project and have two entry chances for the prizes.

3. In order to have a chance at winning any of the prizes, except for the Regular Weekly Bonus, you must gather a secret phrase along the Blog hop. Each Design Team Member will have a particular word or words 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 WITHIN 48 HOURS to claim your prize. If there is no response within the 48 hours time frame, another winner will be chosen until all prizes are awarded. To start off, you need to be here right at the beginning Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog! If at any time you were to get lost on the way you can come back here and start over. At the end of the hop you will find yourself back here to enter you name into Mr. Linky. If you want a chance to win you will have to follow the instructions listed above. Thank you and have fun on the Hop.

If you would like to be considered for the Christmas 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, last name initial, the words BLOG HOP and in the URL space enter this address http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/


Pretty Paper Christmas Card Picks


Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon of Blue,
Wrap your presents to your darling from you,
Pretty pencils to write I love you,
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons of Blue.



I picked Valerie! I just love the cardinal images she used! I love stamps you don't have to color yet are so full of color when stamped. I think the background paper is just perfect with this image. Not too much color...just enough! Beautiful card, Valerie!! Valerie is a frequent MM player and I always love visiting her blog! On these cold, snowy winter days, I wish I was at the beach feeding the seagulls too! Thanks for being such a faithful player, Valerie!

We as paper crafters and card makers go crazy over pretty paper, pretty pencils, and pretty ribbons, don't we? Probably most of you are wishing for a special paper crafting tool or treat to be under the Christmas Tree with your name on it this year!! This song fits the mood and tempo of all us out there crafting away for the Christmas Holiday. For something Festive for the Season we want to feature our favorite cards from MMSC#28 to honor our Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Players who played along with us that week. Our Pretty Paper card choices will need to do the blog hop, leave a comment at each of the Design Team Blogs, and collect a word from each of the blogs visited for the winning phrase and place their name in Mr. Linky with "BLOG HOP" after their name at Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog! We will enter your name in a drawing for one winner form our 12 entries. We will email you when we verify that you have entered your name in Mr. Linky and have left a comment on each of the Design Team Blogs, you will need to email back the phrase in order to qualify for your prize. Even if your card has been chosen for the "Pretty Paper" you are still eligible for the other prizes.


My Card and Project


I chose a Holly Berry Ornament stamp. I made a double sided 3D ornament and used a portion of the stamp and made that my main image of my card.

I embossed with Silver detailed embossing powder. Cut out and layered it 4 times. I added lots of Star Dust Stickles and a tiny blue Dew Drop.



The ornament looks like this on both sides. Lots of cutting and Stickles but boy it sure does sparkle on the tree! I think I will have to make one for myself! :)


Our Sponsor

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Revealing the Word for the Secret Phrase

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. Everyone at Midnight Madness would like to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New year. We thank you for joining us in our special Christmas Blog Hop and invite you to participate in the sketch challenge this week with a small project of your own. Here at Midnight madness we are looking forward to 2010 with more exciting fun and prizes and meeting and making friends with all of our participants past, present, and future. Thank you and good luck winning the prizes!!!

69 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Sue - your project and card are so elegant - they will lighten up any house at Christmas - wish it was mine - sigh! LOL! you are amazing with all of that cuttng - the layering and embossing are just divine Sue - you have outdone yourself my friend. There is always something stunning to be found here and this is no exception! Love it Sue - thanks for always inspiring! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Connie M. said...

Oh my goodness, Sue! Your card and ornament are just sooo beautiful! That layered snowflake is just STUNNING!!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Sue! You have outdone yourself! Wonderful card and project! Love all of the bling and your attention to fine details!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are truly gorgeous Sue!! Lov that glitzy ornament with all the dimension and embossing and the wintry colors and design on your card is so elegant. What a stunning set!
~Chris

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Very Gorgeous set, Sue! The silver embossed ornament came out beautiful, glitzy and all the layers :) Love all the stitch work too!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

How beautiful is this set!! LOVE all the sparkle on the ornament ... bet it looks awesome on the tree!! Beautiful work!! Thanks for inspiration and fun!!

Lisa said...

wonderful job!!

Gunn said...

That is stunning Sue! Beautiful ornament!

Thank you so much for all the fun and inspiration you give us every week at the MMS Challenge!

MsPlum

Phyllis said...

Sue, this project is just beyond beautiful. I love your ornament and the colors you have chosen are just wonderful. Great job!! Someone is going to be very fortunate indeed.

SparklePlenty1000

Christina C. said...

Your card and ornament are so beautiful and festive. Thanks for the inspiration. You are such a talented group of ladies. Hugs, Christina C.

Grace said...

Oh Sue these are spectacular! I always oogle over these Holly Berry images! Your double sided ornament must be just stunning irl... it is in the photo and I know it sparkles all the more irl! Love how you used part of it on the card and the great dp you chose! What a fabulous treat this will be for someone to receive in the mail!!! Great choice for featured card too!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Sue, such stunning work. Love the way you photographed your creation too, it really shows your work beautifully! Love all that stitching and silver shine on your card and the ornament is sure to make someone really happy.
Beautiful work!
Hugs,
Charlotte

Linda said...

I just love the these 3D snowflakes and yours is just STUNNING....I bet it really sparkles IRL!!

Whimcees said...

Your ornament is stunning! I love it! THe cardinal on the card is so wonderful! I need that stamp! :<)

Barbara Diane

stampin at the lake said...

Love all that sparkle. Layering sure makes things wonderful and worth the labor

Dawn Edwards said...

Super Stunning Sue! I love it!

pam124 said...

Wow, Sue, your projects are AMAZING. So much sparkle!!! I love them!!! Pam Lawver, pam124@cox.net

Dragonlady said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful creation, love the depth youhave achieved.

Hugs Ali x

Mary said...

What a gorgeous card and ornament!

hugs
Mary

Lori said...

Both your card and ornament are so elegant! Your are very patient.

Liz Williams said...

Love the silver and blue. All this layering is amazing. TFS

Kris said...

Gorgeous!!! love all the sparkle and colors!! absolutely gorgeous!

Nancy said...

WOW!!!
What a gorgeous card and ornament.
Love the colors you used!!!

lotsa scrap said...

I love the silver embossing!

scrapperjulia said...

Wow! I love your card and ornament, the blue, white and silver embossing are gorgeous!

Carolyn said...

I love your beautiful project. Your colors and silver embossing are perfect, and I am just in awe over all of the wonderful layers of dimension. Fabulous job!

cabio's craft corner said...

Sue, it's amazingly set of card & ornament. Love your dimension technique and the silvery color is so classy!
Hugs,
Cabio

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Great shine and sparkle, wonderful layering on all and such detailed wet embossing, great stamp choice, it really is stunning!!

rgcarr said...

This is beautiful and might have enough glitter for me, almost! Very different too.

Vickie Kertz said...

I love this ornament and the silver embossing. The combo is great. Thanks for sharing

Abby said...

One of your prettiest creations yet!

Abby:)

ashjoy said...

Very pretty card and ornament!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Thank you so much for featuring my card on your blog! I love your ornament card!

JoAnn said...

Girl you have truly out done yourself!!! I have seen so many great projects you all really spent some time on these. I want to know if you will do a tutorial on this one because I know you make tutorials, I watch them all the time. Please do one on this. Well, I must hop along...

Mary Lou said...

Sue this is OUTSTANDING!!! Love the silver embossing and layering. Star Dust stickles -- awesome stuff--cannot live without :) I bet that ornament would look dynamite on our tree also (LOL) Thank you and Holiday Blessings
Mary Lou

helen said...

the finishing details are superb! that is an effective technique to make the monochromatic colour theme pop!

tbk100601 said...

WOW! Silver and blue! Love the colors and design. Beautiful!

craftykitten said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, so stunning, I love blue/white/silver. I would love to see that decoration on my tree!!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Our Little Inspirations said...

Holy Moly, what gorgeousness awaited me here!! I just LOVE the silver & white with all the sparkle!! The layers are perfectly done and you've created a magical ornament and matching card for some VERY lucky person! Beautiful work, I just LOVE these!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

HI Sue!! WOWZER!! What a really gorgeous inspiration you've shown!! I just LOVE your sparkly and shimmery ornament/cross!! Love the added dimension to your projects as well!! You do such amazing work!! Thanks for sharing this fun blog hop!! HUGS

Sherry said...

Oh my gosh..I have that stamp and have inspired me..I love the card it is so elegant..thanks for giving me a chance to win it.

Benzi said...

What an awesome creation. So much layering and beautiful embossing.
Just outstanding. I used your holly berry digi image for my card. Really like how it turned out.

Brenda O. benben@hiwaay.net

Karen W said...

wow that ornament is so elegant and I love how you layered that. Just beautiful.

Shazza said...

beautiful card and ornament
x

Spyder said...

Lovely card so beautifully layered, there's so many fabulous makes on this blog hop!
(Lyn)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! My favorite colors & blue & silver. The stickles give it just the right touch! Beth

MaxineD said...

Sue your use of dimension never ceases to amaze me!! This is just stunning!

Kreativmonster said...

What an inspiring card and project! Thank you so much!

Chef Mama Lori said...

Beautiful! Such lovely works of art!

Laura.K said...

Lovely. Your colors are winterish.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Sue, your ornament is beautiful!

Sue said...

Sue, These ornaments are time consuming to make, but the results are wonderful. Just so beautiful on the tree. Your card is beautiful, love the soft colors.
A fabulous project. Have to dig those stamps out again, it's been awhile since I've made one, thanks for inspiring me!

Kerri said...

These are so beautiful, and the dimension is just amazing!!! Absolutely gorgeous projects!

Stitchinwitch said...

So beautiful. I love those stamps but have never used one as I haven't the patience to stamp and cut like that. Fabulous work

ger&timmy said...

O my Goodness!!!!!!!! LUV your ornament!!

dyngera@aol.com
http://stamper69.blogspot.com/

silvia said...

WOW!!! Fabulous card and ornament!!!

Gwen said...

This is just exquisite! Great job!!

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Janice said...

Wow! These are both stunning! I just love silver & blue together. Love all the sparkle and glitter too

Carol said...

Sue, your card and ornament are just stunning. I love the Holly Berry House stamps. You can layer to your hearts content with those babies!!!lol Your silver embossing is gorgeous. I am in awe of your work. It is truly and honor and pleasure to work beside and with you on the Midnight Madness Team.

Hugs,
Carol

Priscilla said...

Hey Sue, your project set for the hope is amazing. The way you took the pictures with the dark back ground really makes our project pop. It is so dang pretty and who ever ends up with this should be one happy camper :) Thank you so much for making this blog hop so much fun.
Priscilla

glowinshadow23 said...

Love the embossing effect you used on the sparkly silver paper. Like how the blue and silver work together.

Ewik21 said...

That is stunning Sue! Beautiful ornament!Hugs Ewa

Janine said...

So pretty - love the detail and colours. Janine B (janine.brain@btinternet.com)

My Paper Adventures said...

I totally adore all the layering on your card and ornament, Sue!! The silver ep and Stickles made them so elegant!!

susanwilliamsrn said...

hi sue! this is a beautiful card...i love the layers and silver embossing...i finally finished the book that you sent me...check it out on my blog if you get a chance.

laney said...

WOW!! love the glittery glitzy look
a super card and ornament sure to look good on my tree LOL!!
hugs
laney

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Breathtaking! The layers and embossing is stunning!

Sew Many Cards said...

Your embossing is phenomenal! wow, so much detail!!!

Angela
Sew Many cards
http://digital.sewmanycards.com/