Tuesday, July 7, 2009

MMSC9 Beach and Sandcastle Shell card

Hi, and welcome to the MMSC9 challenge. This one was so very much fun to make. It is by far the heaviest card I have ever made to date. It is full of seashells and so beachy looking. My daughter is begging me for this card! She says this is her favorite card that I have made. It really was alot of work, especially to get the border shells all in place and to stay there. It took several days to accomplish this whole thing. There was alot of mess and alot of touching up, but it is now a very secure and clean card. I am on a bit of a beachy trend with my challenge cards, so there may be some more of these themed cards in the month of July. I have to get them in while I can.
I hope that you are all enjoying the MMSC challenges and I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for this sketch.
Have a great day and a wonderful summer!!
Midnight Madness Week #9 (MMSC9)
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.....
KathyJ (Wattle)Enjoy your award and please display it proudly!(if you would like the blinkie code, just email me ;)
MM DESIGN TEAM AWARD This week the MMDT has nominated this person for the “Midnight Madness Tecnical Wiz Award" She is always so knowledgeable about computer issues. It seems as if she is the first to offer up a helping hand and walk you through the ever changing and confusing computer world. Thank you for being out "Computer Smarts" Girl. Not only is she a Wiz at the computer, she is a Wiz at card making. Be sure to stop by and check out all that she has going on over at her blog. She has recently announced some very exciting things and Just opened up her new Online Store.
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.
1. Leave us a comment below stating that you are interested
2. Enter as many MM challenges in July as you can.
We will be judging the cards submitted for the weekly challenges in July. We will announce our very first Diva (or Dude) on July 29th. JULY GRAND PRIZES and OUR VERY FIRST SPONSORSHIP..
This month are sponsore is..“Lindy’s Stamp Gang”
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 :)
Drawing #1
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!!
Drawing #2
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!!! :)


Chrissy's Creations said...

Oh I love it!!

Suzi Mac said...

This is so adorable, no wonder your Daughter covets it. I would too. The whole card in and out is gorgeous.
Suzi xx

Shawne said...

I peeked last night! ;) This is sooooo gorgeous!!!!!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Beautiful card, very upscale and elegant. I vote that you gift it to your daughter, who could love it more?

martha velasco prieto. said...

woww its a beautiful card, !!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carolyn, this is so beautiful and I vote that your daughter gets this one too!! She will treasure it forever! Did you use some of the shells that you sweetheart sent to you on this card?
You have one of my all time favorite images on the inside...my mother-in-law has that image cross-stitched and I have always loved it....just so precious.
Your creations are so beautiful and I can see why this one is a favorite....just stunning.

Denise @ kc242 said...

Lovely Lovely Card. Another stunner. What a perfect summer card!

Elaine said...

Stunning, Carolyn!

Sue McMahon said...

You certainly know how to work a sea shell! WOW!! Looks like you spent A LOT of time on this beauty! Beautiful!

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Carolyn, if it wasn't your daughter that wanted this one so much, I would be begging for it too! I really love EVERYTHING about this card and you KNOW how much I love seashells and beachy things. :)

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This is just so amazing!! Gorgeous project!! :)

Carol Hurlock said...

This card is incredible. It is magnificent enough to frame. Tuesday are like Christmas for me. I can't wait to log on and go to MMSC to see the new sketch and what you ladies have come up with. You are all so talented. This card is an outstanding work of art. TFS

Anonymous said...

Carolyn this card is so dreamy...it makes me want to drop everything and head straight to the shore!


Rosemary D said...

Wow! What a cool card!! Spectacular! Can't believe you were able to keep all those shells attached!!

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

Very unique, Carolyn! How did you get all the shells on there? Lots of glue or something else :) The sweet girl on the inside adds a special touch. xox ~Jeni

Kelly said...

This is out right beautiful! Love all the details! What a great card for MMSC9. This is my 1st time participating in a challenge, I have to say, you are the source of inspiration!