Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thanks for dropping by my blog. I appreciate all of your support and kind comments!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
“Enchanted Inspiration Fairy Collection Set”
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I had some issues with links on my pictures that would not allow you to enlarge them. I have since added new pictures, and they should now be able to be enlarged. Sorry about that!
Some of you had asked if you could see a picture of the inside of the card, so I posted a picture below. Thanks for all the nice comments on this card!! I really appreciate them!!
I know this is not common for me to get two posts in one day, but I had to try out the challenge over at The Next Level this week. I was surprised to be able to get one done for them, but it was pretty fun to do. They already provided the sketch, and I just had to add some dimension to my image which I did. I popped the main image as well as the circle that it is displayed on, added some sparkle and glaze to the water, created a blue sky, and there you have a fun card with Tilda taking a very cautious wade in the water.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Here is the announcement:
Midnight Madness & Dustin Pike (I can't hold back on the big Announcement)
I just can’t hold back any longer….guess what?? The Midnight Madness Weekly Bonus Winner for MMSC10 is going to Win
COMPLETE LINE OF Digis
That is 118 images!! That’s right, you heard me correct!!! Dustin has so GENEROUSLY offered to our weekly bonus winner his complete line of images he has created to date. WOW what a prize!!!!
If you were to break that down, it is a
"Prize Worth over $300!!!!! INCREDIBLE!!!" If you are not familiar with Dustin Pike, this is what I have learned about him.…..he has been drawing/doodling for as long as he can remember. Even his homework in school had more doodles in the blank parts than it did answers...In school he tried to have more art classes than any other, he just didn’t get math, English was OK, but in art classes he knew what he was doing. He joined the US Air Force in 92 with the idea that he would do commercial art, advertising, something in a creative field and boy was he wrong. At Basic training he was informed he would be an AMMO troop, driving bombs and missiles around the flight line delivering them to the jets. He still doodled in the Air Force, designing tattoos for friends, drawing on the bombs before they were sent away. He just kept it going to keep up the practice. After that he worked for a printing company in Bountiful, Utah. He designed a whole line of clip art for the yearbooks that they published. After he left there, he found a few places to free-lance and do drawings here and there. 6 or 7 years ago he found a company that would scan and sell his designs for scrapbooks. He did that for a while and then learned how to do it all by himself and went out on my own. He drew a lot of moose, bears and bugs, but somewhere a dragon popped in, He doesn’t remember exactly when but he was born and he's been a part of his wonderful art ever since. With his rubber and digi stamps a very good friend of his Rikki sent him an email telling him he needed to look into rubber stamps, his style has clean crisp dark lines that would transfer over very well into the stamping world. He contacted a few companies, joined a few groups and had his first rubber set coming out May 2nd and the second set around the second week of May. In the meantime he found Digital Stamps. Drew a few, put them on Etsy just to test the waters and found himself dragged in...He has since started his own website mainly for digi stamps...and the rest is history.
Here is just a sample of what the MMSC10 Weekly Bonus Winner will WIN!!
Give Dustin a visit and check him out!! I would like to thank our own MMDT member Charlotte for introducing me to Dustin and his work. Charlotte is also on Dustins DT :) Dustin is an awesome person and it has been fun getting to know him! :) So Be sure to check back on Tuesdays for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge details and Newest SKETCH!!! You will not want to miss playing this next week for sure!!! :) Thank you for stopping in!!!
Be sure to check back in for the new MMSC Sketch challenge on Tuesday. Have a great Sunday!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Welcome!! I am so excited about our Guest Designer spot! So be sure to check that out below and show us what you have this month. Ok, remember, you have till Midnight EST 7-7-09 to get your MMSC8 entries in for last weeks sketch. One winner will be drawn for our weekly BONUS GIFT give a way Wednesday, so check back for that. If you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to leave a comment with your url so we can still check out your work.
MIDNIGHT MADNESS MASTERPIECE AWARDEach week we 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.....
This week we would like to honor.....SueStop by and check out her Blog and NEW STORE!Thank you for all your help and for being our Tec WIZ Gal!!
GUEST DESIGNER CALLThe Midnight Madness Design Team is on a SEARCH!!! We are looking for our very first “Guest Designer Diva”
Is it YOU? If you are chosen as our first "Midnight Madness Guest Designing Diva" here is what will happen…..1. You will be working side by side with our design team for one full month and be submitting one sample card per week for our Midnight Madness sketch Challenges.2. Reap all the benefits and sponsor perks of being on the team for that month.3. You will get to display and keep a custom“Midnight Madness Guest Designer Diva” badge for your blog. NOTE: We welcome EVERYONE to play and a blog is NOT required to be on our design team. We are currently seeking a Diva(or Dude) for the month of Aug. Here is what you need to do if you are interested.
2. Enter as many MM challenges in July as you can.
3. take note of what we are looking for….CONSISTENCE WITH WEEKLY ENTRIESQUALITY WORKMANSHIPCREATIVITYAND A TOUCH OF MADNESS (we are a fun group ;)
Did I mention that they donated hundreds of dollars of products for our team to try out. We are just loving getting pampered by them. This week I used The "Starburst Stain"in "Hydrangea Blue" on my card. If you enlarge my Mermaid card and look at the embossed swirl back ground paper, I have just lightly stained the raised embossed part of it. Take a close look at how pretty the shimmer of the Hydrangea Blue just sparkles. They have such a huge verity of Stain and Spray colors you can view them HERE!! I invite you all to check out their wonderful line of products and be sure to tell them the “Midnight Madness” sent you. They even have fabulous videos Here! And if you get a chance you should really check out their GALLERY. I promise you will not be disappointed in their fantastic Stains, Powders, Glitz Spritz, Inks and two-toned Embossing Powders, just to name a few. Along with “Lindy’s Stamp Gangs” awesome donation, I have thrown in some Stampin Up products to sweeten the pot even MORE for you :)
From “Lindy’s Stamp Gang” 1 pack of (3) Filigrees vintage style Keys1 Moon Glow Blazing Copper Pigment Powder1 Moon Glow Angel Wings Sapphire Embossing Powder1 Moon Glow Tiger Lily Red Orange Starburst Spray1 Moon Glow Frosted Forget Me Nots Starburst Stain1 Moon Glow Bluebeard Blue Violet Moon Shadow Mist1 Fern sample direction cardFrom Priscilla’s "Stampin Up"store1 Soft Subtles Brad Set (200 count)2 Anywhere Glue Sticks1 Snail Adhesive refill1 Stampin Dimensionals pack (300 count)1 pack of Whisper White Medium Envelopes1 Polka Dots & Paisley Stamp Set of 6From kc242 Designs by Denise“Challenge Blog Candy”??? Oh Yeah!!It is a double bonus for our players this month.. Our team member Denise has so generously offered up some challenge blog candy as well this month. For every entry to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges this month, you will go in the drawing for the GRAND PRIZE Month end awards. As an added BONUS…if you "FOLLOW" Denise’s blog and leave her a comment, you will get an EXTRA entry in the month end drawing, so hop on over to Denise’s blog, stay a spell, post a comment and be sure to click the follow button.Check our her“Challenge Blog Candy” below!!
Denise's Candy includes:1 48pg. 12x12 Cardstock stack Debbie Mumm Travel1 87 Sheet Cardstock Border Punch Strips Brights1 New Birthday Stamps Happen Large Wooden mounted stamp1 Home Sweet Home Accordian Book Kit by KC& Company4 sticklesGrand prize entries will last MMSC8-MMSC12 and the winners will be drawn on Aug 5th WAIT…WE'RE NOT DONE WITH THE MAD MONEY YET!! click HERE for all the details. Our first side bar name was drawn and it was Stef H. Unfortunately she missed her window to post a comment. Stay tuned for the next name to be drawn. Names are drawn randomly, on random days, for random amounts….nothing like keeping you in suspense!!! :)
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
My birthday is July 4th, and my husband is away from us this year, so he has been pretty homesick, and we miss him too!! Anyway, with some more of this sort of thing made for the kids too came a box filled with lots of sea goodies....starfish, sand dollars, shells and some other sweet gifts for me. He is so thoughtful. I couldn't help but share something that he gave me from the sweetness in his heart and made with his own two hands. It's worth more to me than any expensive piece of jewelry or anything else that he could have bought me. I know I am so sappy, but what can I say.... handmade things are priceless treasures : )
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
There can only be one winner in this giveaway, so if you were not the winner chosen this time, please do not be too disappointed. I will be having these types of giveaways again, and there will be plenty of times to have a chance to win. Thank you again to everyone who entered!! Now, for the moment that you have all been waiting for......... THE SUMMER BLOG CANDY WINNER IS............................................................................................
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN, KELLY!!!! Today is your lucky day! : )
Keep watching my blog for the next blog candy giveaway coming again soon.
In the meantime, enjoy looking at my cards and other creations. I love to read your comments, and if you feel up to a challenge, give the MMSC challenges a try. They are so much fun. You can find the link to the main MMSC page on the upper right sidebar. Have a great day everyone!