Tuesday, October 26, 2010


It's Tuesday and you know what that means.....time for another Midnight Madness sketch challenge! Fall is here and it's great to be making cards with images that remind me of cooler days...well in other parts of the world maybe!!! LOL Not here in Miami where it's still in the mid 80's!!!!
Congrats to all our winners this week! Boy did we have a lot of entries too! Fantastic response.
Our Masterpiece Award goes to
#3 Betty Wright

Our Remarkables Awards go to
#23 Rita
#25 Brenda K
#40 Sandee
#54 Artesania/Gudrun
This week our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish digital stamps and more
Our monthly sponsor is D'Amour Allure
Well I have to admit, I kind of screwed up the sketch this week by printing the image so big that I almost had no space around it to make the sketch properly! I was pushed for time so wasn't able to get another image printed and colored so you will just have to look and pretend you see the actual sketch in this one! This cute image is from Robyn's Fetish digital stamps and more. They have some adorable images over there so you might want to stop by and check their store out!
I colored the image with copics, stitched around the edge and embellished with some ribbon and rafia. Added some foam sunflowers and Fall leaf from Michael's and a little pin with glass beads. That's it!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great day

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Happy Tuesday folks!
I want to begin today's post by letting you all know that my computer was hacked into so I've spent a good day or two trying to correct this situation. I'm hoping that no one else has been affected, especially those of you whom I've left comments for!
Now I need to introduce yet another fabulous lady who is our newest Guest Designer Denise Pettingil. We are excited to have you with us and I know you will blow us away with your beautiful creations!
"Hi, I’m Denise. I’m a Maine girl now living in North Attleboro, Massachusetts with my significant other of eleven years. He is most supportive of my “addiction” and my biggest fan. We have a four year old Golden Retriever named Kaden who is the love of our lives. I‘ve always had short lived hobbies but since discovering card making, I knew I was hooked for life. I am so excited and honored for this opportunity to be part of Priscilla’s Midnight Madness Design Team. I look forward to working with this extremely talented group of ladies. “ Thanks Priscilla! I truly am honored!"  Denise

Congratulations to our winners this week, there were so many really gorgeous cards entered and each week it gets more and more difficult to choose winners! Thank you for gracing the DT with all your talent!
Our Masterpiece Award goes to
#81 Michelle Pierson
Our Remarkables go to
#13 Brenda K
#28 Sarah Louise
#61 2Tibetans
#77 Julie Glasgow
Our weekly sponsors are DRS Designs
Our monthly sponsor is D'Amour Allure

Today's sketch was a fun one again and I loved making my Christmas card with this fabulous fireplace from DRS Designs! Doesn't it just remind you of hanging out on Christmas morning by the fireplace to stay warm!Not that we have that pleasure too often in Miami!!! LOL

I guess it's that time of year when we will be seeing more and more Christmas cards showing up on the blogs!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Friday, October 15, 2010


It's Friday Folks and time for some new releases over at Dustin's place! I can't believe we are into Thanksgiving images already! But who wouldn't love these cuties! Not only are they adorable but Dustin has so kindly made them available fully colored! I was in a bit of a hurry to get these done and believe me, I was so happy that they were already colored and ready to go. There is a whole set of them so fly on over and check out the others, you'll be so glad you did.

Here is Dustin's complete set!
If you would like the freebie images from Wednesday, Dustin's is asking for a small donation of $1.00 to help raise money for a family in desperate need. The story is heartwrenching, so if anyone would like to participate, please stop by and show some love to this family. The more we can spread the word, the more money we can help raise. Please see Dustin's site for all the details. Here is the link to the story over at Summertime Designs
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you will take the time to donate the $ for this family!
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Happy Tuesday folks!
It's time for Midnight Madness again...are you ready for another fun sketch? This is going to be a quick post as I'm not feeling too good today, I think I'm coming down with what my son had!
Before I get to this weeks stuff, I want to say goodbye to our guest designer Holly who has been such a creative team member with her absolutely fabulous designs! We all hope that she will be back with us again in the not too distant future! 
Congrats to all our winners this week!
Our Masterpiece Award winner and
Ann C #2
Our Remarkables Award winners!
Hannah Butcher #29
Sarah T #41
Annika #46
Chris Olsen #80
Our sponsors for this sketch are One Stop Card Crafts
Our monthly sponsor is D'Amour Allure
My card this week is made using one of D'Amour Allure's sweet images called Annebelle. I had fun making this card and coloring Annebelle in copics and prismacolored pencils. For the background dp I used this light green and brown vintage paper from DCWV Be Mine Stack. Flowers are from Prima, corner embellishment and swirls were made using Sizzix dies and the little mouse clear dome shaped embellishment is from Michael's.
I so appreciate you stopping by today and hope you will stop by my DT sisters blogs too!
Have a lovely week!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


It's time for Midnight Madness again and I feel like I am getting more disorganized than ever! Is it me or are you feeling the same way? Maybe it's the time of year, too many things to do and not enough time to take care of them!! I've had Thijs home since yesterday with a pretty high fever, so I haven't had much sleep over the last couple of nights and it's beginning to catch up with me! Somehow the extra coffee isn't working either! Needless to say, this will be a pretty short post today!
Congrats to all our winners this week!
Our sponsors are the lovely Shawne from Studio313
who has her gorgeous images over at McMahon Five Designs
Our Monthly sponsor is D'Amour Allure
My card this week is made with Shawne's "bird on a frail branch" image which I have used before and will definately use again. I just love this quote so much!  Behind the quote is another of Shawne's images called "Breezy Blue Bird background" which has the same birds and swirls on it!
DP is from Tim Holtz, lace from my stash, metal buckles from JoAnn Fabrics, pearls from Micheal's.

I hope you take the time to check out my DT sisters blogs and also McMahon Five Designs where you can find both of our sponsors digi's and lots more fun stuff to create with!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Hello everyone!
Just a quick post to let you know that today is Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge #20. This week we would like to see masculine projects, and it doesn't have to be a card, it can be anything you like. I chose to make a Birthday card for my FIL's upcoming birthday!  I used an older image from Dustin which I've had colored for a while already. I love this bug and it was fun to use. I colored it in copics then popped the eyes and wings up with foam dots to really make them stand out...the photo doesn't show it too well.
On the inside I used another Dustin image, the cheeky monkey who I also colored in copics and couldn't help but put a few captions inside the card. I may end up eating those captions though as my FIL doesn't always take my jokes in the way they are intended! It's probably the "let your hair down" one that won't be appreciated!!! He doesn't have much hair! LOL
So are you all ready to join in the fun this week? If you have a masculine card to make why not join in with our challenge with one of Dustin's adorable images.
Don't forget to stop by my DT sister's blogs as they have some fabulous cards this week.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Today I'm so excited....a while ago I was asked by the Mega talented Chelsea to be a guest designer over for October over at Crafting Life's Pieces!! Whoo hoo! I hope that I have done justice to CLP's fabulously talented team and to Chelsea's beautiful sketch!  

I had a special card to make for a lovely English couple who are celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary so I decided to make a card using this adorable Magnolia couple. I colored it in copics and added some stitching to the image. There's lots of lace and pretty flowers on it with the addition of a silver heart charm. 
DP is from Tim Holtz, flowers from Prima, pearls from Michael's, lace from JoAnn fabrics.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and Thank you to Chelsea and the gang for inviting me to be apart of the CLP team....if only for a little while :)
Have a fantastic day!