Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch #55: Walk the Red Carpet!

**Click HERE to view Tuesday Morning Sketch #47**
Stamps: D'amour Allure 'Laura's Love', Papertrey 'Out on a Limb' sentiment. Cardstock: Vintage paper, K&Co. 'Life's Journey', Always Artichoke, GP 110. Ink: Copics, Palette chocolate hybrid ink. Accessories: ribbon, unknown source, long rectangle Nestabilities.

Greetings, everyone and welcome to the last week of our month long Midnight Madness Blogaversary celebration! This will be the last week to get in on the Huge Potluck Blogaversary Candy Giveaway and our May monthly sponsors prize that is being awarded to 5 people! We have had a blast with you at the dance party and the barbecue and now we have one more surprise for our final festivity. For the last week of our gala event we are rolling out the red carpet and are about to embark on a yearly Blogaversary tradition…..... I would like to share with you what the Midnight Madness DT team has been up to and has put together........

In honor of the person who started the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, the design team unanimously chose to name this very special award the "Priscilla Award". Priscilla has inspired, encouraged, motivated, and stimulated everyone of us in our crafting endeavors. She has been our friend, our mentor, our confident our sister in crafting. She is tireless in her efforts to bring you the best of the best each week and to challenge each and everyone of us to achieve greater heights than we ever thought imaginable. She was humbled by the idea of us coming together to call it the "Priscilla Award", but we as the Design Team thought it was only fitting for the highest honor that someone could achieve on Midnight Madness to be named after our founding individual.

We would like to present to ONE outstanding card/craft person who is represented amongst our GOLD STAR winners of the past year, the coveted "Priscilla Award". Not only that, but it is going to be the "PEOPLES CHOICE". What does that mean....that means that you our friends and weekly players are going to choose the winner this time!!!! Click HERE for the 20 finalist randomly chosen for this honor. You cannot imagine how extremely difficult it was to narrow it down to just these 20 ladies. We have included one of their cards as an example of their work and craftsmanship, but we encourage you to visit their blog before you cast your vote and make your decision to view their outstanding creations. So let the voting begin. Anyone can vote but you will only be able to cast one vote. We will be announcing the PEOPLES CHOICE next week along with our weekly and month end winners.

The voting will last all week, so tell your friends and family to come vote too..

Voting closes Monday May 31st at 8pm PST


So we hope you will have a glass of Champaign, join in the fun by voting and of course by playing our challenge this week...The design team will be showing off their RED CARPET DESIGNER DRESSES and we invite you to join in. Who are you wearing? I chose to go back a bit to one of the 'classics' of the red carpet dresses, the gorgeous cream creation Kate Hudson wore to the 2003 Oscars. Isn't this incredibly elegant and oh-so-vintage??

Now to this week's Midnight Madness sketch #55...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.




Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)


Our MMSC54 Gold Star Award goes to...
#45 Bonnie O'Clair
Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#6 Christina C
#7 An
#8 Chris Olsen
#9 Karen Wallace
#24 Gini Cagle
#37 Nancy Bush
#56 Gry-Beate
Random BBQ Comment Door Prize winner is ...
Our MMSC54 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
37. Nancy Bush
This Weeks Sneak Peeks (last week) for our Special Blogaversary Celebration!!

*Our MMSC55 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

D' Amour Allure

Language of Love Text Collection – 24 Stamps

Pretty Little Things – Melissa

D' Amour Allure stamps include vintage styles to character art. Please browse the collections at our exclusive retailer, http://www.mcmahonfivedesign.com/

Thank you again Jeni for your wonderful prize :)

**Our May Monthly Sponsor is....

PB Stamps

Great news PB Stamps stock most of the old retired stamps that are available nowhere but PB Stamps (an exclusive arrangement between them & Penny Black). You can even view old catalogs on his site: http://www.pbstamps.com/ .

Are you ready for this Months Sponsorship prize? Well, Dick over at PB Stamps has very generously offered up a 15% life time discount to 5 of our players….

YES, you heard me right, 5 (five) winners will
be randomly drawn at the end of the month!! WOW!.

For my red carpet card, I went with the vintage feel and featured this sweet digi 'Laura's Love': Te Fancy sketch version of lacing reminded me of a Victorian style corset:

Be sure to stop by the other Midnight Madness Design Team's blogs to admire their take on the sketch:



  1. Whoa, Jess...your ribbon treatment is awesome! Love every detail on your card! So much eye candy. I agree, The Priscilla award is a fitting honor. TFS

  2. Great card! Love the colors as red is my favorite! Tracy, MMDT

  3. Jess, this is just beautiful! You have such a way with the CAS cards, a talent all your own but I love how you made this look with the fancy sketch. The colors, the pretty dp and your lacing are spectacular. Beautiful work!

  4. Ohhh wowwww Jessica,what a beautiful card,i love your image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  5. This is beautiful Jessica!! Love your coloring of the image and the laced ribbon!! Gorgeous choice of papers and awesome take on the sketch!

  6. What a lovely card and the lacing is reminiscent of a Victorian corset but much prettier! (probably a heck of a lot more comfortable too).

  7. This is very pretty Jessica. I love the soft colors and that flower on the DP.


  8. OH...the lacing adds such movement in the card! Lovely.

  9. Jessica, what a wonderful card. I love that watercolor design paper. It is perfect with your image. Great coloring and design!

  10. Oh my goodness Jess... I love what you did with that ribbon. It is perfect. I would have never had the patience for that.. Great card.. I voted yesterday..:)

  11. Jess- BEAUTIFUL! I love the vintage image and you are so right- the "lacing" does look like a corset. Well done!

  12. Jessica!! GORGEOUS card, love the lacing and your colors on this lovely creation. Beautifully done!!

  13. what a great sketch - so different! I love the ribbon you used for the stitching!

  14. Oh Jessica, I love what you did with this weeks sketch. Your lace looks velvet and you card is just lovely. Pretty paper too ;) Your dress is so beautiful too. Does that come in purple??lol Love Vintage. Thanks for bring your specail talents to our challenges each week.

  15. I love the vintage image, and your papers are perfect for it! What a beautiful creation!
    Hugs, Darsie

  16. I think that is the most beautiful thing you could do for Pricilla, I bet she was honoured by the award, she sounds like a lovely person, I love the dress you chose to wear, I love the simple elegance and of course Kate Hudson is just gorgeous. I love the ribbon lace up on your card, wow reminds me of the older era, not sure why though, but I just love it. You do the most gorgeous cards dear friend. Love Melxx

  17. Jessica, this is a lovely vintage card. I like the red colors and how you added the ribbon !

  18. Wow, this is lovely! Love the lacing and the vintage vibe!

  19. Very elegant card. Love your lacing. How it makes my mind wonder about the rest of this lady's outfit. Great card.

  20. Jessica, this is so pretty! What beautiful papers and the lacing with the green ribbon is wonderful. ;) I'm so happy to see you as part of the MM team now. Have a safe and happy summer. :) Michelle

  21. Even though I missed the fun last week at MMSC, I just wanted to let you know how cute your card is. I am finally catching up. Even made and published my MMSC56 card today. I hate being late-but couldn't be helped!!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}


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