Tuesday, August 4, 2009

MMSC13 & an Award ... LIFE IS GOOD!!

How thrilled was I this morning when I clicked onto the Priscillastyle Blog to see what the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge was going to be for this week and saw that I had been chosen this week to receive the GOLD STAR AWARD ... Yippee!!! How cool is that!!! Okay ... now that tells me I'm going to have a GREAT day ... with a beginning like that!!

Okay ... I'm settled down now and would like to share with you my creation for today's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #13. When I saw the sketch I thought ... oh my ... I'm not very good with these "inchie" things but I'll give it a try. Well, it didn't turn out to be as scary as I thought it would be!!

First I had to decide what designer paper to use then remembered getting this awesome Bohemia paper at Toyrifix where my dear friend Tammy Hershberger works. It's two sided and would work perfectly! With that decided, I had to move on to what stamp set to use. I knew I wanted to Paper Piece the main image so after looking through EVERYTHING I have, I decided upon this Stampin' Up set called "On Gossamer Wings". I stamped it once onto Whisper White paper then again onto the Bohemia designer paper. I did a little coloring on the background image to create the greenery then started cutting out my pieces with a swivel craft knife and glueing them onto the image. I meant to put some gold stickles on the flower centers but forgot until just this moment .. ooops! This beautiful organza ribbon is by May Arts and I purchased it at Toyrifix also. My corners were created by using the SU slit punch.

I have photographed the inside of my cad for those of you who enjoy seeing what the inside might look like. You can always "click on any image" for a larger view.

My inside sentiment is by Verses Rubber Stamps and is stamped in Versafine Black ink. I've used the Fiskars Apron Lace border punch on Basic Black cardstock with a stip of Bohemia designer paper for my decorative strip.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your day started out as well as mine ... and, so far so good!!! LOL!!!


OH ... and before I forget AGAIN ... check out the new topic the Midnight Madness gals have come up with . Here's how it goes:
“Refer your Friends for Freebies” Now sticking to our FRIENDLY theme this week, the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge has an added treat for you. We will be starting the “Refer your Friends for Freebies” this week and this is how it works….. for every "Brand NEW" participating friend you refer to our challenges, you will get an extra entry in our weekly bonus drawings through the end of August. As an added bonus, if three of your referrals enter our sketch challenge during the same week, I will mail you a special gift from Stampin Up. And the person who refers the most new friends by August 31st will Win a "Stampin Up" Grab bag of products worth over $100. Your friends can only be a “Brand NEW” friend once even though we welcome them to stay and play as often as they want and that person could then join in by referring new friends too. All you have to do is leave a comment stating your friend has entered the challenge, who they are and how you know them. Then email me with your address if three NEW friends enter in the same week. And last, email me by Sept 1st a list of referred friends and your grand total of participating friends for the $100 product prize. In the event of a tie, we will have a drawing. So now is the time to get in touch with all those friends of yours, catch up and invite them to play with us!
As my luck would have it ... before they started this new program, I referred several of my friends to this awesome website (and several joined) and in fact, one of my friends who joined ... Terri Snode (Terri's Cards N' More) ... was the Bonus Winner for MMSC#11. (check out her brand new blog and leave some love)
So if any of you pop over ... are as thrilled with this site as I am ... and join up ... please let me know so I can contact Priscilla . Thanks!


  1. Darlene, I am totally in love with this card!! I am so upset I sold my On Gossamer Wings set!!!DUH!!

  2. Darlene, this is a gorgeous card. Congratulations on your award.

  3. I'm jealous! lol. Maybe I'll get one next week!

  4. Yea, Darlene! Great news about your award, and love this pretty card!!

  5. Yea, Darlene! Great to see that award up on your blog. Love this beautiful card.

  6. I really love the paper piecing on this - the flowers look fabulous on the DP! Congrats on the gold star, too!

  7. Hi Darlene, first let me congratulate you on your Midnight Madness Masterpiece Award. Your card last week was awesome and you really deserve this award. :) Now, I must say this card is another stunner! I LOVE that big black bow with the salmon color! Just beautiful! :) Michelle

  8. Beautiful card. I agree this is a stunner! Beautiful coloring and layout. Congrats on your award!

  9. Congratulations, Darlene on your well-deserved award. Your cards are always awesome, and this one is no exception. I just love the colors and the image and that bow just tops it off. PERFECT!! Thanks so much for joining us at the MMSC this week. Hope you will play again. We have lots of fun things coming up. Keep your eyes open for them in the coming weeks.

    Carolyn, MMSC DT

  10. Absolutely gorgeous, an award sooo deserved!!! Congrats girl!

  11. Well, you rocked the inchies here! They make a wonderful graphic background!!

  12. Congratulations Darlene! Well deserved!!

    Love the new card!! It is so pretty!! :)



    MM DT August Guest Designer

  13. OK Darlene are you looking for another award??? This card is stunning! I too took one look at all those little squares and figured this will take a while, but when you put it all together it's not that bad is it?
    I just love this card, the colors are beautiful together and the bow....WOWZER! I love coming to your blog each week to see what you create...awesome job with the sketch!
    Thanks for playing along with us again!

  14. congratulations you on your Midnight Madness Masterpiece Award. And your card . . another stunning piece of art! it's beautiful. All those inchie's look fantastic.

  15. Congrats on your award, Darlene! Your cards are always fun :) I think this is such a cute stamp, maybe I am biased because I have one too. Lol. Great job on this one too, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  16. This card if gorgeous - so professional looking - Love it!!!

  17. Congrats on your award!!! Love your use of black to make everything pop. Wonderful take on the midnight madness sketch challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  18. Congrats on your award! Your card is wonderful!

  19. Congrats on your award Darlene!!! YOu so deserve it!! This is another fab creation!! Love your flowers!! Wonderful take on the sketch yet again! Thanks for playing along with the MMSC this week.

  20. Wow..love your post this week. You are like a billboard for the Midnight Madness..I LOVE IT!! :) Good luck with the refer a friend...just let me know and we will get you in that drawing :) Oh, I really do not need to comment on your card, do I ..you know I am a big fan and your card are alway top of the line in my book :) Just beautiful again this week :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Be sure to check out the “Mid Week Midnight Madness Tutorials” coming soon .


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