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 chose ... Janine! When I saw Janine's card I immediately fell in love with it! Not only did she use my favorite color, but the image brought me back to my childhood and all the fond memories I have of dreaming of Santa soaring through the sky on Christmas Eve. Isn't this such a beautiful card?!

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've used a Cherished Teddy rubber stamp from Stampendous that I found on e-Bay about a year ago. He is stamped and layered onto several Spellbinder die-cuts. I've colored him with of pearlescent paint and stickles accents. I've layered the dp and added stickles throughout and also a snowflake brad here and there. The little gift bag/purse is made using the Top Note die-cut from SU and attached to a tiny little paper bag. To create the purse effect, I added eyelets and threaded ribbon through them. Thanks for hopping by, I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my blog! :)

Our Sponsor

Our Monthly Sponsor is: Frantic Stamper Inc.

Revealing the Word for the Secret Phrase

My word for the secret phrase is "********" and your next word can be found at Lovely Linda'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...

Oh Michelle - I love that gorgeous bear and you have coloured him so beautifully!! Your card is just so pretty and that gorgeous little bag - who wouldn't want to win that (it would look perfect in my house! LOL!!) Your colours and sparkle are just divine Michelle - this is stunning - I know it will be treasured by whoever wins this! Your work is always incredible - thanks Michelle for always inspiring - you have done it again! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet image Michelle and I just love the glitz you added to it along with your beautiful coloring!! What a cute tote bag!! What a fun set to win!! Awesome work on the sketch!! Stunning creations!
hugs,
Chris

Connie M. said...

Wow, Michelle, your card is just the cutest thing with that adorable image!! And that little bag/purse is just sooo sweet!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Michelle, your card and project are fabulous! Love the bear and teddy image. I may have to buy that stamp for myself! Gorgeous details and embellishments! Great Job on the sketch challenge.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely darling Michelle!! Your teddy image is adorable and colored perfectly! LOVE the purse/tote ... what an awesome idea! GREAT job!! Thanks for inspiration and fun!!

Lisa said...

great job

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

Michelle, the santa bear riding polar bear is so cute, and this project is GORGEOUS. Love the green felt pieces you added on there, always a pleasure to see your cards, Hugs ~Jeni

Gunn said...

Your ornamet is so beautiful! Your bear and polarbear image reminds me of a farytail about a princess who is kidnapped by a polarbear, but then of course it turns out that he is a prince living under a spell and since the princess falls in love with him even though he is a bear, the spell is broken and they get married ;o)

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

MsPlum

Phyllis said...

Michelle, this is just gorgeous. I love your colors and your image is just soooo cute. Love the gift tag purse!! Beautfiully done!!

SparklePlenty1000

Christina C. said...

Michelle, your work is remarkable and so inspirational. Love the papers and the image is just the cutest. Hugs, Christina C.

Grace said...

Oh Michelle this is just the perfect set! I love that bear!!! I love the pearlescent finish on your coloring and the little gift bag is precious as well! Such beautiful paper and embellishments! The green really pops on the blue/white and I love your pretty set!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Michelle I just love the little bear and polar bear image so much! You've colored it perfectly and all the gorgeous glitter fit this amazingly! Fabulous work as always!
Hugs,
Charlotte

Linda said...

What a sweet little bear and your card is just STUNNING....the little purse is soooo BEAUTIFUL!!!

Whimcees said...

I LOVE your projects! Your style, layout and use of color is fantastic!

Barbara Diane

stampin at the lake said...

The Teddies are all so cute!! I love your bling

Dawn Edwards said...

I love the Image! So Cute.

pam124 said...

Michelle, you've outdone yourself here. You know I'm a huge fan of your work. This is MAGICAL!! Pam Lawver, pam124@cox.net

Dragonlady said...

Hi Michelle,

Lovely creation. Great papers and the image is so cute.

hugs Ali x

Mary said...

These are beautiful!

hugs
Mary

Lori said...

Wow...This bear is so sweet! Love your set.

Liz Williams said...

Beautiful work and I loved your blog.

Kris said...

Sweet projects! i love that little gift bag/purse! it's so pretty!

Nancy said...

Fantastic projects!!!
Beautiful papers too!

lotsa scrap said...

Lovely color combination on your projects!

scrapperjulia said...

The card and little purse are so gorgeous! I love that bear riding the polar bear, very cute!

Carolyn said...

Your project is fabulous!! I love your little purse you made. How creative. Your cherished teddies card is adorable too. Beautiful work!

rgcarr said...

Very sweet and nice colors. I like the purse a lot.

cabio's craft corner said...

My goodness, Michelle. That's beautiful and gorgeous set. I just have so much fun & enjoy looking through all these details.
Hugs,
Cabio

Vickie Kertz said...

The first thing that struck me is the colors. They are fantastic. The coloring is also to die for. Thanks for sharing

Abby said...

Your teddy bear cards are always the prettiest I've seen!

Abby:)

ashjoy said...

We may all need polar bears to get around tomorrow! Great card!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous!!

JoAnn said...

I love your project and I know I have told everyone that but it is the truth. You gals went all out and I would be delighted to win one. Well, I'm hopping along...

Mary Lou said...

Oh so elegant Michelle! Very nice! Cute polar bears and what girl wouldn't just love another purse of gift bag~~just ADORABLE!!
Super Thanks and Christmas Blessings
Mary Lou

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Splendid!! How eye catching is that? Love when you do your magic. So glammed, glitzed, shimmery and creative... What a treasure all of that is!! Hugs, Jane

helen said...

this stamp would have caught my eye on ebay because of the polar bear and a tale i read long ago! but i would never have acheived your results!!!

tbk100601 said...

What a gorgeous creation this is. Those bears and all the details. Beautiful job!!

craftykitten said...

Wow,
this looks gorgeous. Those papers are so vintage looking and the colours are divine. I love that bag too.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Our Little Inspirations said...

ohh, that little bear on the polar bear is too CUTE!! The tiny purse made with the top note die is adorable! You've given me an idea for my granddaughter's gift card presentation now, TFS!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

HI Michelle!! WOW!! Fabulous projects!! I just adore your card and that image is sooo sweet!! Love your little purse addition to your card!! Fabulous inspiration for sure!! I also love your pick for creations...so pretty! :) Thanks for the wonderful inspiration for this blog hop!! HUGS

Sherry said...

Oh the bear is so cute and the card rocks..I would love to show this off on my fireplace{hint hint} thanks for giving us a chance to win

Benzi said...

Both your card and project are gorgeous. I love Cherished Teddy.
Beautiful work on both!

Brenda O. benben@hiwaay.net

Karen W said...

This is adorable, he's so cute!

Shazza said...

WOW these are incredible. I love the papers you used and teddy is so cute
x

Spyder said...

Fabulous card and little purse, the papers you've used are so pretty, and I reallllly love that little bear, This blog hop is so full of inspiration!
(Lyn)

Anonymous said...

I love the "pretty papers" you chose & the Cherished Teddy stamp reminds me of a picture postcard I have of my Mom as a little girl on a reindeer. Thanks so much for bringing back some memories. Beth

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous scene on Janine's card! Adorable bear buddies on your card and that gift card holder is so beautifuland practical for this time of year!!

MaxineD said...

Do love that bear - can I take him home please? Beautiful work on all the projects.

Kreativmonster said...

What an adorable card and project. I love the colours and the papers and the way you fitted everything together sp perfectly!

Chef Mama Lori said...

Such beautiful work! Each blog I come to I think, "The next one could never be as pretty as this," and yet, each one makes my jaw drop!

Laura.K said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Michelle, I love it! The colors are perfect :)

Sue said...

WOW. What a beautiful card. The image is so darling and the papers and embellishments are perfect. The little bag is lovely too.

Kerri said...

What a gorgeous card!!! I love that sweet image and the way you layered the Nesties! The glittery snow looks fabulous as does the inside! What a beautiful gift bag too!

Stitchinwitch said...

I love the colours you used and who could resist such a cute teddy

ger&timmy said...

LUV your creations!!! especially that ebay buy!!!

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

Gwen said...

Your cards and ornaments are very elegant, the colors are so rich! Great job!

Janice said...

Oh how sweet is that card. Lovely image and the paper is awesome! Very pretty pairings.

Carol said...

Michelle this is as precious as can be...and you know that because it is a bear, I have flipped over it. Gosh it just melts my heart. I don't have this stamp either!!!! Your work is awe inspiring to me and I am just tickled I get to work along side you on this team. God Bless!!!

Hugs,
Carol

Priscilla said...

Hi Michelle, what a wonderful prize you are offering up..I would really love to see closer pictures of that gift bag..I think it is the cutest little bag.. Do you think maybe you could work up a tutorial for around Valentines day for this bag??? Can you picture..how darn cute to hold your Valentine gift :) Think about it and let me know. Who ever ends up with your gift set will be stoked!!! :) Thank you for helping make this hop so much fun.
Priscilla

Ewik21 said...

Your cards and ornaments are very elegant!!! Hugs Ewa

glowinshadow23 said...

Great soft colors! I especially like the green reindeer and Christmas tree.

Janine said...

Such a cute teddy and lovely card and purse. Thank you for choosing my card. Janine B (janine.brain@btinternet.com)

My Paper Adventures said...

Beautiful images, colors and dp!! I'm especially fond of your gift bag/purse!!

laney said...

Super stamp he is lovely love the colours and your little purse is adorable
hugs
laney

Kym Weber said...

Precious image! Gorgeous card! Love the layering! Fabulous purse!

Sew Many Cards said...

I love love love the image! And your card is spectacular too. It sparkles so pretty!

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

Vickie Kertz said...

I am so excited because I won your card and bag. I can't wait to see them in person. Pictures never really fully do card projects justice. Thank you.

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