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 drawingvalued at $100
350th BRAND NEW Sketch Player SPECIAL Prize valued at $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 Sue's blog 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.
We thought it would be fun to feature in this section of our 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 welcomed to leave a comment here at my blog and tell us something about you. So here are some things you may or may not know about me!

1. What was your reason to get into cardmaking/paper crafting? I found cardmaking and papercrafting to be a HUGE new challenge where I could include a lot of other crafts I've been playing in over the years.
2. Where do you get most of your inspiration from? I'm a daydreamer so I gain inspiration from everywhere I go and and everything I see.
3. Is there a specific time of day when your best creations are made? I'm usually in the middle of some project at all times but, my favorite time to craft is the one morning a week when I'm off work while the kids are in school and my DH is at work. I turn on some music and just go to town!
4. What tool could you not live without? My eyesight. :)
5. What is your favorite crafting technique? Combining color combinations.
6. What money saving secrets do you have? Either don't spend any money (like that would happen! LOL!) Or find fun original ways to reuse items that would otherwise be thrown away.
7. Whom do you aspire to be like? My Mother-in-law.
8. What makes you laugh the hardest? The goofy things my sons say and do!

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've chosen Cheryl's card from MMSC11 shown below to showcase during our blog hop. Cheryl is a wonderful part of the success of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges. She comes in and plays every week with us and we just love to see the wonderful creations she shares with us! Thank you Cheryl for being part of our Midnight Madness Family! :)



THANKFUL IN SO MANY WAYS!

Here are my projects I've made to share with you especially for today. I hope you enjoy veiwing them as much as I enjoyed putting them together. We were told to make WHATEVER our hearts desired. (I may have gone a little over-board by making several different things to share!) LOL!

First, I made this "Thankful" swag hanging. I saw something similar at the store recently that said "welcome" and said to myself "I can do that!" So I did! :) My sister and I did a couple yard sales together this past summer and of course ended up trading unwanted items with each other. I traded for some upholstrey fabric I'd decided not to use for this photo album. I embellished the book with the words and some pretty ribbon.
One of my other crafting joys I do is beadwork... mostly jewelry items. I wanted to create something with beads and paper, so I came up with this pretty decoration that can be hung against a wall or from the ceiling. I added dangles of beads to add movement and used copper wire twisted together to create the hanger for it. During all of this time I was also given some fresh, home grown zucchini from a relative. So, making zucchini bread was a MUST! I went ahead and made a decorative recipe card for the zucchini bread.
Here is one last picture of everything I wanted to share with you today. I hope you've enjoyed your stop here before heading onto the next stop.

Thank you for playing in our weekly challenges and for all your support each week. We love sharing our creations with 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!

85 comments:

chercroppin said...

Hi Michelle, thanks again for choosing my card, I'm truly honored!

Your creations are fantastic hun, I especially love that 'thankful' tree!

Off to my next stop! : )

Carol said...

Michelle your creations are wonderful. I really like that spellbinders die cut with the babbles...how unique. I can smell that zucchini bread here in GA. lol Everything is so lovely. Great job.

Hugs,
Carol

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Michelle - you have been one busy lady!! It all looks so good!! I love your tree and album - and that zucchinni bread - YUMBLY! Well done Michelle - you ROCK!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Dawn B. said...

Michelle this is really a great collection of creations. I LOVE zucchini bread. IT is my favorite.. I also really like the card you chose. Thanks for sharing.

Valarie (vampme3) said...

I just LOVE that beaded pendant you made! Also love Cheryl's card! tfs

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love your choice of Cheryl's card for the crypt. Her creations are so beautiful!!

I love your project. That bread looks real yummy!! You need to send that my way. LOL! Your bead project is gorgeous!! Great job incorporating your bead work!! Great post!!!

Have a great day!!

hugs,
Chris

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful projects...I love the banner, album, and the beadwork on the medallion. That would make a gorgoeus Christmas ornament, too!!! Wish I had some of that yummy bread!!!

Joanne Travis said...

Everything is so beautiful and I love the way you photographed it. So creative and pretty. Thanks for sharing!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Michelle, I just love everything that you have created, just beautiful and very original...you are very talented! Between Priscilla's candy, Sue's muffins and pumpkin pie and now your zuchinni bread...I'm getting so hungry!!
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

Kym Weber said...

Good Morning, Michelle~Your creations are absolutely gorgeous. Your zucchini bread brings back many memories of my mom baking zucchini bread at the time. Yum yum!

Abby said...

Hi Michelle, it was fun reading a few things about you and your creations are so beautiful....I especially love the Thankful hanging...just gorgeous! I'm off to find the next word...

Abby:)

Diamond Doll said...

Wow Michelle your work is just stunning all fab creations.
Trish (-:

silvia said...

LOVE Cheryl's card!! Your creations are fantastic!! I especially LOVE the "Thankful" tree

Craftyanny said...

Hello Michelle - you have been one busy lady!! It all looks fantastic! I love your tree and and thankful wall hanging, truly beautiful
Anne x

Grace said...

Great project!!! I love the tree and doesn't that zucchini bread have my taste buds all excited! Love the card from the crypt you chose too! What a fun hop this is, finding out a little bit more about each of you!!!

want2win2 said...

Nice fall projects!!!

Magda said...

Fantastic project!The tree is amazig.
Magda x

Nancy said...

Absolutely Beautiful Projects.
I may just have to try your Zucchini Bread recipe.

Karen W said...

Wow, this is all amazing and that ornament is awesome!

Phyllis said...

Michelle: I love your banner, I am going to make one for my grandchildren. My daughter, Michelle, decorates to the nth degree for every holiday and she will appreciate some of these banners. Especailly for birthdays with the birthday childs name!! You ladies of the MMDesign Team have done an awesome job with your blog hop!!

Phyllis Blog Less MMDesign Team Member

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Your projects are AWESOME! Esp. love the banner! I CAN DO IT too!!!
TFS

Holly Moore said...

I love the bejeweled piece! I just did a "BOO" swag that had ribbons and beads hanging from the sides. Your take on beading and paper is awesome!

Betty Benton said...

Following the hop -- your Thankful banner is fantastic -- as is that tree you have it hanging on!

HazelQ said...

Lovely projects Michelle :)
Hugs
Hazel

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow! All of your projects really shout that fall is here! Lovely from the album to the zuch bread and everything inbetween... Yummy!
Your crypt choice is great also... what a lovely thank you card!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I really especially enjoyed my visit today, you sure put on the 'Ritz' for us. That Swag hanging, ingenious, and it so works so well, a keeper for many years to come and the leaf hanger with the jewels, the bread recipe, I can see your many hours of work here with all your projects. Hats off to you my friend,, fabulous!

Donna said...

Love the "thanksgiving" goodies. The banner is wonderful! And your bread looks yummy. Thanks for the hop and the chance to win!

glowinshadow23 said...

Love all of your super detailed work. Everything is so elegant and beautiful!

Mary said...

Gorgeous creations!

Mary

stamps&cars said...

Great creations....love the ornament.

Jenny said...

Love what you done to that die cut. You are so talented. Great work. TFS.

Lisa said...

wonderful job Michelle!!

Ewik21 said...

Gorgeous creations! Hugs Ewa

Our Little Inspirations said...

I came here hungry for pumpkin pie and now I'm thinking how tasty that zuchinni bread would be! I've got food on the brain on this blog hop! LOL I love that banner!! Nice job!!

Kristine said...

Gorgeous projects!! I never got into making beaded jewelry, but I do LOVE it and have received some :) We grew zucchini in our garden this year and I don't cook with them... all I pretty much do is make zucchini bread! YUMMM! :) Thanks for sharing. Your album is pretty too!

cabio's craft corner said...

wow Michelle, your project is gorgeous. And the card you picked is looking so elegant too!
Hugs,
Cabio

Shirley N said...

Great projects! Your MIL must be so touched!

JPScraps said...

Love your projects. I like making things that I see in stores too!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Michelle~~awesome projects--you did go to town doing all that!!! WTG girlfriend!! You chose a great crypt card--love that border punch --just bought it but didn't get to use yet.
Blessings
Mary Lou

Annette said...

What a stunning collection of projects, so love the thankyou tree, love Cheryl's card too, take careX:)

Ashley Lydia said...

Wow what a wide range of projects you have made !!! and they are all so beautiful! Awesome job
Ashley Lydia

Carolyn said...

What a fabulous array of items here. I love each one of your projects. Beautiful banner that can be used anytime of the year. I hope you had some of that mouthwatering zucchini bread after all your hard work. Your talents are so amazing. I love to see your work. Thanks for sharing with us.

Carolyn

Crafty Nanny said...

Hi Michele, awesome creations and that zuchini bread looks yummy!!

Sandy x

pam124 said...

Michelle, you NEVER disappoint. My goodness what an array of beautiful things and I love the card you chose for the blog hop!!! This is the first time I've done this, so hope I'm doing it right!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a delightful blog train. I really like your thankful banner.
Mary

Stampin Mindy said...

I love that tree your project is so adorable. The bread looks super yummy too!

scrapperjulia said...

Your projects are beautiful! The bread looks delicious!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW... your projects are amazing ... I'm trying to pick a favorite but having difficulty ... hmmm, that zucchini bread sure looks good ..!! Cher was a great choice for Crypt cards. She's an awesome stamper with a heart of gold.
You ladies at MM are doing an amazing job with this hop ... awesome fun!!

sugar n spice said...

What a fantastic selection of goodies you have made, well done. Cheryl's card was fab to select. Hope you have a lovely Halloween.
Hugs
Suzi x

iluvmybugs said...

Love your banner and that zucchini bread looks yummy!!! This blog hop is fun and the DT has done a great job!!

Hugs,
Terry

gocanucksgo said...

Oh wow that zucchini bread looks so good!! Great work with all the projects =)

Sue said...

Your projects are all wonderful and that bread looks delish! Cheryls card is lovely and it is fun to look back.

Little Moos and My Creative Pink. said...

Okay, this blog hop is making me hungry! Beautiful projects..

My Paper Adventures said...

WOWZERS! What an EXQUISITE project! You totally went all out! LOVE EVERYTHING!!

lotsa scrap said...

Love your beadwork!

Benedicte said...

great halloween-project!

Nunt said...

What an awesome project! I wish I had a talent to work outside the "card"-box, but so far I've been just plain boring card-maker :)

Lil Sis said...

Fantastic projects I love everything you made especially the swag

Beccy x

Lori said...

Wow! Thanks for the eye candy and great ideas. I will defiantly make the recipe showcase!

Laura said...

wow, what talent! Love your artwork!!

Juut said...

I really like your project!
Judith

Dragonlady said...

Hi Michelle,

What amazing projects.

Ali x

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Michelle! Your project is beautiful and yummy! I love zucchini bread! Fantastic Crypt pick too! Very pretty!

peggysue said...

What beautiful creations you made and thanks for sharing a little peek into your world. You should let your MIL know what you said, it will make her feel good.

Gwen said...

Great projects, I see you guys are just as capable in the kitchens as the craft rooms! Love the thankful swag!

Priscilla said...

I just love all your pojects. Your staging is great too. Love the fabric behind your setting. That album is out of this world too. Everything came out great..Thank you for making this even so special and for helping make it such a success :)

Benzi said...

Love your projects and thought the beads and paper item was especially beautiful. Great choice of card from the crypt.

Rosalee said...

The card you picked for the crypt looks beautiful. Great Blog.

Michelle said...

Love your project and the crypt card!!

Janice said...

Great creations...I love the swag!

Cassandra said...

I am Thankful my Mother-In-Law is my best friend too! Thank you for your great giveaway!

Cassandra V
cvansyckle@gmail.com

Linda said...

What really wonderful and creative things you have made!!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Love your creations! Your cards are wonderful! Thank you for the op to hop on the Midnight Blog for yummy blog candy!

Happy Stamping and Creations!
Happy Halloween!

Rachael D
aka
Queen la Rubba

WiKKori said...

HI
I love your embelished book - thak You for an inspiration. Must made smth like it for my mum.

WiKKori said...

Hi
I love your embelished book, bur of course all the set up is gorgeous :)

Claire said...

Wow, what a fab set of things you made!! Claire xx

Chris said...

I love the little secrets you're all spilling.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! What a truly beautiful display of Fall goodness!! I so much LOVE your projects and wonderful post!! TFS!! HUGS!! ;) Off to hop some more....

Anne said...

Amazing talent here!! What a great post and so much inspiration!! TFS!!

stephanne said...

Such a gorgeous display of colours and textures, it is fun getting to see some of your other hobbies, just wonderful, I'd love to see them in the light, I'll bet they shimmer!!
Have a great week!!
Stephanne

Jessica G. said...

I have that metal tree -- awesome way to decorate it for the season!

JoAnn said...

Love your Thankful swag andyour beaded project. I also love to make jewelry. I also love to find ways to put beads on my cards. Well off to the hop.

Liz Williams said...

Wow, Michelle, you've been one busy gal! These projects are fabulous.

Cheryl Walker said...

Love the card you picked out and the projects that you made, they are very pretty!!! Thank you for a lovely blog hop!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Kimmie said...

Hi Michelle

I first want to thank you for the wonderfull and lovely blog hop and just want to say I like you're cards a lot!

XXX Kim