Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Candle at Midnight

Stamps by DRS Designs: Jumbo Candle F006, Serve Our Country at Christmas D530. Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red, Silver. Ink: Night of Navy. Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Snowflake punchs.

This is the final week for DRS to sponsor the Midnight Madness Sketch challenges and the second week of their Operation Write Home sponsorship, so I decided to combine the theme with this week's sketch #20.

I've always admired the tradition of placing candles in the window at Christmas time; it seems all the more appropriate when so many of our young men and women in the military will spend the holidays in combat zones.

Show the troops you appreciate their sacrifice by sending cards into to Operation Write Home. In the process, you can win great prizes such as a $50 gift certificate to DRS Designs. Play along with this week's Midnight Madness sketch 19 and there are even more chances to win!


  1. Great take on the sketch Jess! I love th ered, white & blue & the snowflakes!

  2. Awesome card Jess! Love the colors!

  3. Lovely card!! Love those snowflakes. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing this week.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  4. WOWZER!! Jess, this is just totally GORGEOUS!! I really adore your beautiful creation using the MMSC this week!! :) HUGS

  5. Oh WOW, what a wonderful card, I too love the idea of candles in the window, I would most likely start my curtains on fire. I am touched you are sending that card off to the troops, how wonderful.

    Thank you for playing with us a Midnight Madness, we enjoy viewing your card entries.

    Jane MMSC DT

  6. Wow Jessica what a lovely holiday card!

  7. Awesome in too respects....for the lovely creation and for what you are doing with the card. Way to go. This is gorgeous. I keep thinking about how many lives this will touch and I get goose bumps!!! Thanks for participating in the challenge this week. Be sure to keep checking Priscilla's blog for all the fun activities this month.

    MMSC-Guest Designer

  8. Wonderful cards for the Soldiers. It will really warm their spirits. Thank you for taking some time this week to play with us, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  9. This is beautiful Jessica!! I just love how you used the sketch and it is perfect for the soldiers. A very thoughtful and beautiful Christmas card!!

  10. This touched my heart....wonderful card!

  11. Jess,
    I just love your card. Anything that is patriotic or deals with our military just touches my heart.
    Your card is stunning.

  12. Such a lovely card for such an honorable cause! What better way to show our appreciation for those who are serving our country but to send them a card for Christmas!
    Beautifully put together!

    PS: If you are interested the blog candy for MM players is on my blog. If you leave a message, you will get an extra entry into the drawing!!

  13. What a great take on the sketch. I like the bold colors on this card and all the great details you added too :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. If you find the time, please stop back by and check out the Mid Week Midnight Madness “Wood Paper” Tutorial :) and then the “BIG” give away announcement next Monday.
    MMSC Hostess

  14. What a lovely Christmas cards for the troops! Love your details and snowflakes. Great job! Thanks so
    much for joining us for the sketch challenge~

  15. Your card is lovely, so simple and elegant. What a treasure for our servicemen and women. Glad you could play along w/the sketch :)

    Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya
    Midnight Madness Design Team


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