Monday, May 24, 2010

A Beautiful Journey ~ MMSC55

Greetings everyone and welcome to the last week of our month long Midnight Madness Blogaversary Celebration. This will be the last week to get in on the Huge Potluck Candy Giveaway and our May monthly sponsors prize that is being awarded to 5 people! We have had a blast with you at the dance party and the barbecue and now we have one more surprise for our final festivity. For the last week of our gala event we are rolling out the red carpet and are about to embark on a yearly Blogaversary tradition…..... We would like to share with you what the Midnight Madness DT team has been up to and has put together........

In honor of the person who started the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, the design team unanimously chose to name this very special award the "Priscilla Award". Priscilla has inspired, encouraged, motivated, and stimulated everyone of us in our crafting endeavors. She has been our friend, our mentor, our confident our sister in crafting. She is tireless in her efforts to bring you the best of the best each week and to challenge each and everyone of us to achieve greater heights than we ever thought imaginable. She was humbled by the idea of us coming together to call it the "Priscilla Award", but we as the Design Team thought it was only fitting for the highest honor that someone could achieve on Midnight Madness to be named after our founding individual.

We would like to present to ONE outstanding card/craft person who is represented amongst our GOLD STAR winners of the past year, the coveted "Priscilla Award". Not only that, but it is going to be the "PEOPLES CHOICE". What does that mean....that means that you our friends and weekly players are going to choose the winner this time!!!! Below are the 20 finalist randomly chosen for this honor. You cannot imagine how extremely difficult it was to narrow it down to just these 20 ladies. We have included one of their cards as an example of their work and craftsmanship, but we encourage you to visit their blog before you cast your vote and make your decision to view their outstanding creations. So let the voting begin. Anyone can vote but you will only be able to cast one vote. We will be announcing the PEOPLES CHOICE next week along with our weekly and month end winners.

The voting will last all week on the Midnight Madness Blog, so tell your friends and family to come vote too..

Voting closes Monday May 31st at 8pm PST

Here is my dress for the party this week, as modeled by Penelope Cruz. :)

So we hope you will have a glass of Champagne, join in the fun by voting and of course by playing our challenge this week...The rest of the design team will be showing off their RED CARPET DESIGNER DRESSES and we invite you to join in. Who are you wearing?

Now to this weeks's "YOUR PICK"

I have had the wonderful and awesome pleasure of being part of Priscilla's Midnight Madness Design Team since it began last May. You have no idea what a thrill it has been for me to be part of something that has grown beyond my wildest expectations. :) I've learned so much from my DT Sisters and from all of the players each week. I was also fortunate to be able to meet Priscilla in person at CHA this past January. She's every bit as sweet and sincere in person as she is here in blog land. :) This will be my last sample with the team this week. My mother-in-law was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer this past September and while she is doing fairly well for now, our whole family has decided to cut back on many personal activities so we can spend quality time with her while we can. We still have lots of memories yet to be made, including her 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday, May 29th and I don't want to miss any of it. I truly love crafting and blogging with all of you, but for now I need to step down from having a weekly commitment. I've always been happiest when I'm crafting so I'll still be crafting and blogging as time permits. Hugs to you all my friends!

The image I used this week is a free vintage image I found online (somewhere) and the papers are from the Old World Stack. This lovely vintage style lace is Prima Lace and ribbons are two different pieces layered together. The little purple roses are Zva Roses.

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Lovely Linda said...

My dear friend Michelle - what a beautiful work of the heart you have created this week - I always love to come and see you, see what you have created and what visual delights await us. What a pleasure you are and I have loved getting to know you and working with you - I am proud to call you friend and will be visiting you on your Blog. I wish you all the best for your family and your MIL, I admire you Michelle for the values you and your family have! God bless you Michelle - I will see you when I am looking at you! I {{{heart}}} you! {{{hugs}}}

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Beautiful card and colors, very feminine and such pretty lace!! Wishing your family and MIL happy memories, you are such a dear Michelle and are so giving of yourself, I value our time together as former DT gals. Hope to continue to see your creations as your time allows.

Love your dress, so lucky of you to get Penelope to model your dress for you. Blessings, Jane

Primitive Paper said...

I do not consider this a card...this is an outstanding piece of art and deserves to be framed. Blessings, Tracy, MMDT

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Michelle, it has been such an honor to get to work alongside you and to get to know you for the sweet person you are. Your love of your family is foremost in your mind and that is such an admirable quality. I will continue to check in to see what you are up to and how things are going with your MIL.
I love your card this week, that sweet image is just darling with the purple background, stitching and all those perfect embellishments. Just beautiful.

Jessica G. said...

Adorable image and the purple DP really makes those beautiful flowers pop! Wonderful embellishments to complete the vintage theme!!

Stunning red carpet dress, too!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so elegant and beautiful Michelle!! I just love the color combo of purple and green and the sweet image!! Very vintage!! Awesome take on the sketch!

xosparklesxo said...

Gorgeous Card!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is so pretty Michelle! I love the purpel and turquise (or something) togheter. It looks striking!

I am very sorry to se you go, and for such a sad reason. I hope you and your family will make a lot of great mamories while at the same time making your MIL's days better and happier. I wish you all the very best!

Take care! I guess we will be seeing you around ;o)


Denise @ kc242 said...

Michelle, Your dress is divine! Wow and your card this week is in one of my favorite styles. Simply stunning! I will really miss you!
Have a wonderful summer!

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

Michelle, Beautiful card! wonderful image too, I sure hope you will get to spend the quality time with your MIL and your family! Your previous PB card was so pretty, that set with the earrings is so nice ! Thanks for being a wonderful friend, will continue to come by and say hi! xox ~Jeni

Phyllis said...

Michelle!! We are going to miss your lovely creations. Love the colors and image on this wonderful card. Great embellishments!!

Priscilla said...

Oh are such a sweet person and it was my pleasure getting to meet you in person. We will have to do it again some time :) Your card, your post, your dress are all top notch today. You are really good at what you do. Enjoy your family and keep in touch my friend. Love what you did with this weeks sketch. You are an amazing artist. Thanks for bring your special flair to these challenges this last year.
ok, now let me wipe my eyes :(


Darsie Bruno said...

Wow, such a pretty card! Love your lace and paper scrolls! A fabulous creation!
Hugs, Darsie