Tuesday, July 5, 2011


As promised . . . I have exciting news to share with you all today!  Those of you who know/follow my blog know what a huge fan of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge I am (haven't missed a one!) . . . and Priscilla has asked me to be a guest designer on the team for the next few months!  HOW AWESOME IS THAT!!  This team is FABULOUS and I only hope I can keep up with them and be as inspiring to others as they have been to me!!  Wish me luck!!

 Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)

Our MMSC110 Gold Star Award goes to...
 Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
 10. Erin Reed 
 16. Eline  

Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)

Our MMSC110 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
 14. Patty Chapman  

Here are your random numbers:14

Timestamp: 2011-07-05 05:13:08 UTC

Our June Monthly Winner is....
 49. Juanita 

Here are your random numbers:49

Timestamp: 2011-07-05 05:15:19 UTC

Our MMSC111 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...

The MMSC111 Weekly Bonus winner will win a 
$10 Gift Voucher redeemable for any digi images in the "priscillastyles" Store
Stop by and check out all the new images!!

GC redeemable for digis only
Our July Monthly sponsors are....


Petaloo International, your source for floral & specialty embellishments. With exclusive factories in China, India & Thailand, along with over 20 years experience in floral & craft products, we offer our customers fun & innovative products at factory direct pricing.   See our all new Petaloo Premier line of beautiful flowers; our Flora doodles Value pack embellishments, our Color-me-crazy Coloring surfaces or our Dazzler’s Glittered embellishments. Let your Imagination Bloom with Petaloo..

We are sooooo luck to have one of the largest floral manufacturing companies in the crafting world sponsoring us for the month of July!! Their grand prize will be awarded at the end of the month to one very lucky person who will receive floral products worth over $100..Wow how awesome is that? Check out all the wonderful creation the Midnight Madness Team has created using products from the Color Me Crazy line from Petaloo this month. Petaloo is also having a challenge of their on and the deadline to enter is July 15th. Thank you Petaloo for your generosity to our team and through yours sponsorship this month.

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Here are my projects for today!  A list of products used will be listed at the end of this post but I do want to point out these FABULOUS flowers!!  They are from the Petaloo "Color Me Crazy" line and they are SO MUCH FUN to create with!  I decided to use 'Twinkling H2O's' for my coloring of them today and it worked perfectly!  I can't wait to try other coloring media on these flowers ... awesome!

My beautiful butterfly is a digi by "priscillastyles" and you can find it in her store HERE.  Twinkling H2O's were also used here to color the butterfly and leaves.

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My matching trinket/goodie box started out as a plain $1 white box from Michael's.  By using the same, and coordinating designer paper along with more Petaloo flowers, I can proudly give this away as a gift for nearly any occasion!
 I thought you'd like to see a different angle of the box as well as a close up of the flowers.
PLEASE come join in the fun over at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and be sure to give this awesome line of colorable flowers a try ... you WON'T be disappointed!!!

Other Challenges:

Hugs to you all and thanks for sharing this exciting day with me!!


Patti P. said...

Congrats, Darlene...you will do an awesome job for the DT. I always get inspiration from your creations and look forward to seeing you as part of the MMSC team. Beautiful card and box...really showcased the image and the flowers. tfs

Donna Moore said...

Hurray!!! A huge congratulations girl, I am so very happy for you!!! Love your style and all your creativity!!! The creation you are showcasing today is proof of why you are a MM queen!!! Have loads of fun!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Congrats on GDT wow I'm sure you will do a fab job hun!

Just love this your flower is fab & the colour is my favourite lol

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sandy said...

Two stunning creations, lovely colours and fab butterflies! I saw this on Make It Monday, good luck

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Darlene, this is such exciting news for you! congratulations! any team is blessed to have you as a member! have fun, as if I have to tell you! grins! :)

Lori said...

Congrats Darlene!
Your card and matching box are gorgeous. Wonderful image colored perfectly. Great papers and flowers too. Thanks so much for entering the Catch the Bug challenge. Good luck in the drawing and please join us again.

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Welcome to the MM team Darlene. Your creations are just gorgeous! I love the deep, rich plums (for a second I thought I was on Gunn's blog! LOL!!) The H2O's look beautiful on the flowers and butterfly. Fabulous job!

Priscilla said...

Just gorgeous Darlene..love the colors and your box and image choice is fantastic ;)I am so thrilled you are on the Midnight Madness team and Thank you for entering the Petaloo’s Color me Crazy Challenge. Your entry is just lovely. We will be emailing the winners & runner-ups on Wednesday July 27th ! And don’t forget to visit our Petaloo Youtube channel and website gallery for more ideas and inspiration. Good luck!
Priscilla :)
Petaloo Products
MMSC Hostess

Lana said...

Congratulations Darlene on your new DT gig!! I love your trinket box and card so colorful and bright just lifts ones spirits!!!

laney said...

Fabulous projects Darlene!!
Thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time would love to see you again

LindaS said...

You don't need luck A's creative you are. Love your work. Congrats being GDT on MMSC. Your choise of colors and coloring is stunning on this amazing creations. Purple is one of my fav colors.

marsha said...

Darlene, your trinket box and card are just stunning! I love the purple and those gorgeous flowers. Congrats and so happy you're on the team!

jrmom said...

WooHoo...congratulations Mama!!! I wish you all the luck in the world but you won't need it because you are so talented! Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Shannah said...

Fabulous creations! And congratulations on your new DT position! I'm glad I came over from Make it Monday for a closer look!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dropped in seeing your card on Make it Monday
What stunning creations

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Kelly said...

Wow! This looks amazing! I love your bright colours.
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges!

Fluffles said...

Well done on the GDT Darlene. Lovely work here - great colours & designs. Jx

Stephanie said...

Congratulations, this is beautiful! Thanks for playing at Catch The Bug.

Tammy Miller said...

Oh this is SO sweet. I love the combination of papers and colors these are just PERFECT! Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Challenge for our July Anything Goes Challenge!!, Good Luck! I hope you'll join us again.

Kerrie said...

Congratulation on your design spot... and what a wonderful card and box you have created.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Very pretty.

So glad you wanted to join in the fun over at ATU--but be sure to use only Unity or Ippity stamps.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Darlene!
Welcom to the Midnight Madness Design Team!
Judging by your project for this weeks challenge, you will have no problem keeping up with this team, I think that we might have problems keeping up with you! :)

I really love the strong colors you have used on the butterfly! Beautiful card and box!

Lovely Linda said...

Wahoo - welcome to the MMSC DT Darlene - you have been MMSC family 4EVA but now it is official! I love to see your creations - you are so prolific and so inspiring my friend! {{{hugs}}}

gerslittlesnippets said...

Thank you for entering your beautiful winged creation into the BTC&G "Something with wings" challenge. Congrats on your new DT spot!

Debs said...

fabulous creation :0)..thanks for sharing with us at Bling It On and goodluck..hugs Debs x