Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Cat MMSC4 Challenge AND I am so excited that I got the MMDT award this week!

Hi everyone! I decided to go with a Birthday card for this week's challenge. I have a summer birthday and guess it is on my mind more at this time of the year. Isn't this a nice cheerful and happy card to celebrate a birthday? This was a fun and challenging challenge : ) for me this week, but that is what I love so much about the MMSC challenges. They take you outside of the box and get you thinking. I always look forward to the next sketch to come to me. I hope that all of you that have played along with us so far are really enjoying it and will continue to play, and those that haven't played yet, put that thinking cap on, and join in the fun. You won't be sorry, although you may become addicted to them. Priscilla has one of the best challenge sites out there that I have seen, and offers up great incentive, encouragement and best of all: Prizes!!

Speaking of Prizes, we have been so excited about our upcoming events. Please keep in mind that you have until Midnight EST 6-2-09 to get your last MMSC3 entries in our first big give away. If you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to leave a comment at Priscilla's blog with your url so we can still check out your work. We will be doing the Big Video Drawing for the Stampin Up Shopping spree on 6-3-08 so be sure to check back in to see if you are one of the lucky winners! Each week we will be awarding a special Badge Award to one person for their outstanding sketch submission. If you would like to be considered for this award, please make sure your card link is posted to Mr. Linky by Sunday of each week. This is our way of let you know how wonderfully talented you are and how much we appreciate you sharing your craft with us.

This week we are proud to say the “MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE” Gold Star Award goes to.....
Mimi Kitty

Congratulations, Mimi!! Enjoy your award, and keep playing with us. We love looking at your creations.

I also have to say that I am extremely excited to have woke up to find that I was awarded the MMDT SWEETHEART Award this week. All I kept thinking to say was Awww, that this so SWEET!! Tacky, huh? I can't help it. All of the girls on the MMDT are really the sweetest, and I am so proud and thrilled that they bestowed this honor upon me. THANK YOU LADIES!! You all do make it fun being on this team!!

Priscilla has a new and exciting announcement that is really what makes being a part of this so much fun and sure gives alot of encouragement!

Here is her announcement as you can find on her blog:

The next BIG Challenge Give a Way is Here!! :)
I thought we would do something a little different. As much as I love Stampin Up…I thought the next prize could be for ANY product brand on the market!! The easiest way to make this happen is to give a way $$$CASH$$$!!! I know how bad this economy has hit some people and thought the little extra cash may help too:) If you win, you can use the money any way you like :) Spoil yourself or pay bills..it is up to you :) The Midnight Madness Blog is hopefully a place for you to gather a little extra inspiration that will keep you coming back week after week. I think the prizes make it even more fun don’t you? We will mix it up each month so stick around for awhile and have some fun with us :)
Our DT would like to THANK all of YOU for inspiring US.
Since we started, we are all having so much fun visiting and commenting on everyone’s cards.
So let’s spread the word, have some more fun and see what transpires.
Here is the plan….. For every entry to Mr. Linky this month I will add .25 cents to the Midnight Madness “MAD MONEY” piggy bank. (only ONE entry per person per week please) This could add up really fast!!... Now follow me…..for example, if we averaging 50 Mr. Linky entries per week….that totals apox 200 entries for the month, which = $50 CASH!!! For the Big BONUS.…I will DOUBLE the cash amount if we DOUBLE our follower count by the end of the month. That would be a grand total Cash prize of $100 (to be paid through PayPal or Money Order in US funds) Now this total could be a lot higher depending on how many people play this month!! We are at 160 follower count now, so if we reach a follower count of 320 or more by June 30th Midnight EST I will double the Mad Money amount. If the grand total at the end of the month reaches $200 dollars, I will draw two names…. If it reaches $300 I will draw 3 names and so on….and so on …and so on, up to a maximum of 5 winners for a $500 total pay out!! WOW!!(i.e. if the grand total is $375 then three names will be drawn and each person will receive a $125 cash) This challenge will run for the month of June. Starting with MMSC4 and lasting for a series of 4 sketch challenge weeks and ending with MMSC7 The grand prize award will be announced on July 1st The drawing will be done via video and one of my kids will draw the name/names. The more people that play, the more money that goes in the MAD MONEY piggy bank!!! We must reach at least 320 followers for the Mad Money to be DOUBLED. So gather up all your friends, announce it on your blogs and come play with us.In addition to our MAD Money Cash prize and our weekly Midnight Madness Masterpiece Badge Award, we will draw one name from each weeks sketch entries to win a special surprise BONUS GIFT. It is Just a LITTLE something to keep the excitement going throughout the month.
IN order to qualify for the CASH, you must display a linked Midnight madness logo badge on your blog, be a follower and have a direct link back to this site in your card post comments. No worries if you do not have a blog..upload your card to a card gallery and in your card comments have a direct link back to the Midnight Madness Challenge blog and you will qualify as well.

Again, this note is from Priscilla and is referring to her and her site when specifiying requirements. Please visit her blog for full and specific details regarding this. Thank you all for joining us and we look for you to create with us for a very long time!

Have a wonderful day! : )


Unknown said...

love the colors on this one!

Nancy said...

WOW, what a festive card.

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

Sweet Carolyn! Thanks for all your hardwork, it shows :)

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Carolyn, Congrats on your Midnight Madness sweetheart award!!! I love your PB fat birthday cat card, too cute - what fun to recieve.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats on the award Carolyn!!! I love your cheerful and cute PB cat card!! What a fun card!!

Sue@McMahonFiveDesign.com said...

What a Pretty Kitty, Carolyn! Congrats on wining the Sweet Heart Award! You ARE a Sweet Heart! :)

Denise @ kc242 said...

Congrats Carolyn on your award! Love this card
Lovely colors and design!

Lorelie Kim said...

I love that Penny Black party cat and your sketch card is totally adorable!!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Penny Black kittys are the best! You've made such an adorable card with this little feline! Love it! And congrats on your award too, you totally deserve it! Hugs!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

I adore this card, the stamp, colors, flowers....gorgeous!
Congrats on winning the award.....you earned it! Wear it with pride!

Sandra said...

Love your card...it is gorgeous!! Congrats on your award!!

susanwilliamsrn said...

great card. love the flowers :-)

Sue said...

This card is awesome. Love those kitties. What a beautiful job you do when you create your cards, each one a work of art. Congratulations on your award