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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Midnight Madness Holiday Blog Hop MMSC31

LET IT SNOW!! Winter Wonderland Blog Hop Project



WELCOME TO OUR MIDNIGHT MADNESS HOLIDAY 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/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 Blog’s 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 you 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 hour time frame, another winner will be chosen until all prizes are awarded. 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 Charlotte's Blog then you are on the correct course. 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/

· My Pretty Paper Christmas Card Pick is by Pam124.....Isn't it pretty?




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.

We as paper crafters and card makers go crazy over pretty paper, pretty pencils, and pretty ribbons. 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 from 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.

Here is my Winter Wonderland Project for the holidays...... An altered Pringles' can "diorama" of sorts /candle holder and a combination gate and traditional holiday card.







This card is multi-functional and multi-featured. See all the pictures to see how much you get in just one card.



This is still the front of the card with the gatefold opened to reveal a holiday sentiment and some sparkly and festive snowflakes, pretty designer paper, dry embossing, and ribbon.



This is the inside of he card that gives plenty of room to add your own personal message and also has a beautiful sparkly snowflake and gorgeous around the page punching.



Here is the candle in the top of the Pringle's can. It glows down onto the scene if the room is dark, but I could not capture this well in a picture.




Below are just some different angles of the card...










Our Midnight Madness Monthly sponsor this month is The Frantic Stamper. We would like to thank them very much!

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!!!

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!!

58 comments:

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a gorgeous gate card! Love all of the fine details. Your penguin is sooooo adorable. Great project too!

Connie M. said...

Carolyn, your card is just so cute, and love how you made it into a gate fold!! The altered prngles can is just amazing too...how fun is that! WOWZERS!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an incredible set this is Carolyn!!! I just love the gatefold with that sweet image, gorgeous papers and your details. That altered pringles can is jaw dropping my friend. You are truly inspiring and amazing. Stunning creations!
hugs,
Chris

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my goodness ... these are AWESOME!!! LOVE your card creation .. very clever and that altered Pringles can ... WOWZA!! How clever you are!! Thanks for all the inspiration and fun!

Lisa said...

amazing job!!

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

Carolyn, this kit is Terrific! I can't believe you made the Pringles can into that Beautiful tin. How did you cut a hole into the pringles can like the size of an oval? And the decorations are knockout! Just like the card, truly amazing :)

Gunn said...

I love this little penguin!
I would like to make a card like this. Will there be a tutorial? ;o)

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

MsPlum

Phyllis said...

Carolyn I love that little penguin!! Your card and just wonderful and that Pringles can is so lovely!! Great job!!

SparklePlenty1000

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Carolyn, Beautiful card and gift set. The penguin is so cute and I love the Pringle can. Very creative!
Hugs,
Cabio

Anonymous said...

What an adorable card!!! Love all the swirls and gold edging. Fabulous gift set. Hugs, Christina C.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

WOW Carolyn, I just love your sweet penguins! Your card is adorable with all those fabulous details, the pretty dp and all those sparkles! I'm wowed by your altered pringles tin, I just love the idea of looking through the little window to view the penguin and snowman. Beautifully created and very original idea....I love it!
Gorgeous creations as always my dear friend.
Hugs,
Charlotte

Linda said...

Your card is so CUTE & BEAUTIFUL....and your altered chip can is quite STUNNING my dear!! Now I need to hurry and eat my Pringles so I can make one of these. 8)

Whimcees said...

The altered Pringles can is brilliant! Who would have thought of this but a creative paper artist like yourself! Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Diane

stampin at the lake said...

What a wonderful way to "alter and recycle" at the same time.

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow what a Super Creative project! I would love the tutorial on this!

pam124 said...

Carolyn, this is AWESOME as is expected ALWAYS from you. WOW, what a talent you have. Thanks so much picking one of my cards for your Christmas Card Pick. I'm humbly honored!!! Pam Lawver, pam124@cox.net

Dragonlady said...

OMG what a fabulous project Carolyn. Who would have thought a pringles can could be so beautiful.

Hugs Ali x

Mary said...

What a fun project Carolyn! Thanks for sharing!

hugs
Mary

Lori said...

Golly, your clever! I adore your cute card and project.

Liz Williams said...

Totally awesome and love all the details given.

Kris said...

Super creative projects!! and that penguin is sooo adorable!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful set you made. That card is amazing and the pringles can is great.

lotsa scrap said...

cute projects--love the Pringles can idea!

scrapperjulia said...

I love how your card opens up and the penguins are very cute, very clever altered pringles can too!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What a festive card and winter altered project, love the gate fold on the card and the Christmasy colors, lots of shimmer and glitter, cute cute penguins. Very Creative, thank you for the eye candy treat today. Jane

Vickie Kertz said...

Absolutely lovely card. The gate fold is a nice touch. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration

tbk100601 said...

Very clever with the Pringles can!! Inspiring! ty. Beautiful work an the card as well!

ashjoy said...

Way to be green! And what a cute little penquin!

Abby said...

Oh my goodness Carolyn your project is amazing and that you created it with a Pringles container is even more amazing! Beautiful!

Abby:)

JoAnn said...

I love the card and the candle. You have done an amazing job! I would love to win your project. I better hop alone...

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Love the diorama!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Carolyn - how clever are you!!! This is just adorable - love that card - I am going to have to come back and study it - just gorgeous...and that candle holder - ingenious...it is so effective! I am sure there are many people who would love to win this. Your colours are perfect and your work is amazing, as always! Thanks for sharing Carolyn - there is always something special to see here! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Mary Lou said...

Oh my carolyn~~ what an incredible card! I had to keep reviewing the card to see every little detail~~ Fabulous!!! Your altered candle~ truly amazing. Marvels me what can be used to create a gorgeous creation!! Thanks and Christmas Blessings
Mary Lou

helen said...

my cards would look naked beside yours as i lack the creative instinct to understand how to add what embellishments where! i am curious about the pringle can ...how dtd you do it!

craftykitten said...

Fab project Carolyn. I just need to get someone to eat the pringles for me first and then I can do one too!!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Our Little Inspirations said...

A Pringles can?!?! WOW! How clever of you to turn it into a spectacular candle!! That's really over-the-top creativity and it's gorgeous! So is your card with the dear little chilly penguin! Awesome post!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Holy cow lady!! What a really clever idea with a Pringles can!! Now I have to save mine!! LOL!! That is over the top gorgeous and of course I adore your adorable penguin card!! That is just fantastic girl!! Love the pretty card you've picked out to show as well!! So inspiring!! Thanks for sharing your talents!! HUGS

Sherry said...

When I think of all those Pringle's cans i pitched...I could just cry...this project is so cool and the penguin card is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and ideas with us

Benzi said...

Who would have thought a Pringle's can could look so pretty. Your card and project are so awesome!

Brenda O. benben@hiwaay.net

Karen W said...

He is just adorable, what wonderful ideas!

Shazza said...

these are fabulous, love all the details in the card and would never have guessed the ornament started out as a Pringles tub
x

Spyder said...

Love your card creation and your fabby idea with the Pringles can, now I HAVE to go out and get some (yummy)
(Lyn)

MaxineD said...

I am blown away with your creativity. Absolutely beautiful card and gift 'diorama'.

Chef Mama Lori said...

Wow. I had forgotten about the idea of using Pringles cans for a diorama. Though, I never saw ANY diorama as a child that held a candle to yours! (pun intended!). Gorgeous work!

Laura.K said...

Wow your diorama is lovely. I must by some Pringles, not good, but the box can be a treasure.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Carolyn, your project is to cute! Great work, TFS :)

Sue said...

Wow, so creative with the pringles can! Love the little scene you created in it and the candle glow, so nice. Your card is so full of details and layers, just beautiful.

Kerri said...

WOW! You have outdone yourself with these projects!!! Your card is gorgeous, and I love all the layers! The inside is just as beautiful as the outside! Your Pringles can is so clever and fabulous!!!

ger&timmy said...

wonderful idea recycling a pringles can!!

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

Carol said...

Carolyn, you really out did yourself with this terrific project. You are so clever and creative with your candle holder...that is one amazing project and your card is as cute as can be. You ROCKED the blog hop Carolyn. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.

Hugs,
Carol

glowinshadow23 said...

Just an adorable creation!! The penguin image you used is so cute and such a great idea using a Pringles canister to create a penguin scene.

Ewik21 said...

Love all of the fine details. Your penguin is sooooo adorable.Hugs Ewa

Janine said...

What a great use of a pringles tube - those things are so addictive! Janine B (janine.brain@btinternet.com)

My Paper Adventures said...

Love your altered Pringles container...so CREATIVE! Wonderful card, inside and out!!

Grace said...

Hi Carolyn! I made a comment on this fabulous project on the blog hop first day and now I see it didn't post!!! I was like the second person here! Bummer! Well I just wanted you to know how totally cool I thought your project is! That pringles scene is incredible and I love how the light shines down from the top! I'm just bummed that my comment got lost! I love all your details in this adorable scene!

laney said...

super gate fold card!! and a great way to recycle a pringles can whoohoo!!
hugs
laney

Kym Weber said...

Fabulous gate fold card! Love the penguin image! Awesome idea on recycling a pringles can!

Sew Many Cards said...

I love penguins and that gate fold is wonderful!
Angela
Sew Many cards
http://digital.sewmanycards.com/