Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Happy Tuesday Folks,
How was your weekend? Did you get to do anything really fun and exciting or were you like most parents who were getting their children ready to start the new school year? We were able to get out on the water on Saturday but had to cut the trip short due to a storm that came through, and after getting the anchor rope twisted around the propeller we figured it was time to go home!!! The good thing is that DH got his first experience navigating through the water in the dark!!
This week over at the Midnight Madness team we have 3 lovely additions to our group, our newest guest DT's. So without further ado I will introduce them to you....Please see the Midnight Madness blog to read their complete Bio's!
Connie M.
I was born and raised in hot and sunny southern Arizona, where I still currently reside. In June, 1994, I married my high school sweetheart and best friend, and we have two wonderful children together. Paper crafting has been a passion of mine for many years. I have been stamping on and off since shortly after I got married in 1994. However, in 2004, one of my dear friends got me majorly hooked on stamping again. A few years later, I was introduced to SplitCoastStampers (SCS) where you may know me as cmc2stamp. I have learned so much from the other wonderfully talented stampers on SCS, and my own stamping style has grown by leaps an bounds over the last few years!
Holly Moore
 Darn, this is so exciting! Thank you Priscilla for the honor of being a Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Guest Designer. I'm sure this will be a wonderful AND FUN journey; you and the gals have already made me feel so welcome. That and the inspiration keep me coming back for more. Plus, I am a born encourager, so I'm thrilled to get in there and give lots of Kudos to y'all too!Anyway, "Hi!" I'm a Holly who was born in the summer (not Christmas) in Wyoming. (Probably why I say "Darn!") Yes, I love cowboys and camping and cross country skiing. Something about the Arizona desert where I have lived for a long time gets my heart right there too. Eleven years ago I married my hero and we moved from sunny AZ to Washington State. I was home alone a lot, and as bored work-widow I started scrapbooking. And I couldn't stop.
Marsha Sanderlin
I live in Camden, NC (close to the Outer Banks). I am blessed with a wonderful husband, four children and oodles of grandchildren.I have always had a passion for art. I remember drawing pictures for my grandmother when I was just a toddler. I took a few classes over the years but did not get serious again until I started scrapbooking with a group at my church. This led to stamping and I found my niche! I started sending cards to my "secret pal" in my ladies Bible study group and the next thing I knew, I'd volunteered to start a card ministry in our church! I retired a little over three years ago and my craft room has been growing ever since! I love all kinds of techniques and stamp styles, but found my true passion when I was introduced to “vintage” art. I am just so honored to have been selected as a guest designer and hope I can also be an inspiration to others.
Congratulations to our winners this week
Our Masterpiece Award goes to
Renee Matarese #28
Our Remarkables Awards go to
Denise Pettigrew #9
Beate #12
Dreamtime #80
Colleen Dietrich #88
 Our sponsors this week is Wags n Whiskers
Our Monthly sponsor is Michelle Perkett Studios
For my card this week I chose one of my Magnolia stamps to use. I don't have many but I just love them! I've had this one colored for a while but did not get around to using it until now. I love how the card turned out with the lace and ribbon and although brown is not one of my favorite colors, I do like how it made the cream dp stand out.
I colored sweet Tilda in prismacolored pencils and copics, and added some stickles for a little shine.
I layered the lace and threaded the ribbon through it
The inside I used some really pretty wallpaper pieces that were a RAK from priscilla a while ago. They are so pretty that I didn't want to cover them up with anything, so left them blank.
This label is from the front of the card
I hope you like my sweet creation this week. Please remember to stop by my DT sisters to check out their cards and show them some love. Thank you for stopping by and your most welcomed comments.
Challenges entered with this card
Stamp with Fun - Card for a girl
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything goes
Just Magnolia - Let's get sentimental
Totally Tilda - Stitching


  1. That i beaiful - love the colours used - great card

  2. Charlotte, this weeks card is sooooo pretty. I simply love everything about it. Inside as well as out! Beautiful take on the sketch this week!

  3. This is ONE FABULOUS creation!!!! WOW!

  4. Hi Charlotte!
    I am not a Magnolia fan - but this is supersweet! I love brown and this looks so good with the soft cream and pink! Love the lace and the big flower!

    It sounds like you had an intresting weekend ;o) I am glad you made to shore safe and sound ;o)


  5. Woo Hoo Charlotte - what a beauty this is. OMG, your Magnolia image is fantastic and so cute. Your colors, side panel, lace and flower are gorgeous. You did an A#1 top notch job on this one!! Miss ya!!

    a/k/a Da Princess of MM Royal Court, Former GD and Favorite, and now Glamour Queen per Gunn

  6. Charlotte!! This is just sooo adorable! Love this cute image, and the layered lace/ribbon is just DIVINE!! I looke forward to working with you the next three months! Hugs! Connie

  7. Hello Charlotte - what a gorgeous card! I love that Tilda, she does wonderfully in your hands! Your card is gorgeous with so many divine details - love the tag too - you are full of surprises!! Your lace, pearls and that flowers are delish - so much for the eye to feast on Charlotte! Thank you for sharing - it is always a pleasure to come and visit - if only it was IRL! LOL! {{{hugs}}}

  8. Charlotte I just adore this sweet and precious Tilda image. You have really colored it to perfection. The soft feminine touches are exquisite. The lace side panel with the laced up ribbon is gorgeous. What a beautiful card from a beautiful lady!!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  9. So pretty! I love the way you did the ribbon down the side!
    Thanks for joining Just Magnolia this week!
    Hugs, Dena

  10. Gorgeous creation fab papers, love the colour combo great Tilda & lace...
    thanks for sharing & joining us at Totally Tilda chall.

    smiles Christine xx

  11. Very great card - so nice motiv! Wonderful detais. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.

  12. Oh Charlotte, this card is the sweetest. I love the soft and delicate style so much! It's one of my favs this week. Really adorable. Love the lace and the yummy wallpaper too.

    Holly R. Moore

  13. Gorgeous Tilda creation love your layout
    pretty lace & ribbon fab colouring the inside is super too...thanks for sharing & joining us at Totally Tilda chall.

    smiles Christine xx

  14. Hi Charlotte,
    Oooh hun this is just fabulous. I love the image, the papers and the inside is just darling. Thanks for joining in with our stitching challenge at Totally Tilda this time.
    Dawn x

  15. Great card love the ribbon lacing
    Thanks for joining us at the Totally Tilda challange
    Hugs Susie xx

  16. Charlotte your card is beautiful, so very pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda for our stitching challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  17. Absolutely beautiful! Love the lace detailing!

    Thanks for entering Totally Tilda Challenges!


  18. Charlotte, this is so pretty. I love the colors and the image. I like the Magnolias too. I never seem to get to play with them enough!

  19. Absolutely amazing work from you as always!! I have missed you alot my friend. Please stop by my blog for an award that I have for you. Thank you for always being such and inspiration and a wonderful friend.


  20. I am so glad I stopped at your blog. I LOVE it. You have such amazing detail in your cards. So beautiful and fun. I will be back often. Hugs, Leslie

  21. Oh your coloring is just perfect on this card. Love all the extras inside too. Your embellies are the perfect touch for this card and I always enjoy seeing what you have created! It is a joy to work with you on such a fine design team. Blessings, Tracy, MMDT


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