Tuesday, May 18, 2010

MMSC54 Teddy and Barbecue Bananas

What a fantastic Dance Party we had last week. It was so much fun! Thank you to all who attended and for all your wonderful links, comments, dance moves and card entries. Here are our attendee prize winners:
Holly Moore – “Best Dressed” Disco Party
Beadz – “Best Dance Moves”
Gwen – “Memory Lane” Thanks for sharing.
Lori G.– Roaring 20’s “Best Dressed” and she made hers too
CrystalBee – Ross Sister Party “Best one liner” OUCH!!
Now let’s get to this weeks Party for our Blogaversary Celebration. As promised we are going to have a BBQ. For my recipe, I have chosen a little something that is out of the ordinary. If you want to WOW your guests at your next Barbecue, well.....this is your dish:

Barbecue Bananas
4 bananas
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups vanilla ice cream
Sprinkling of your favorite liquor (optional)
  1. Preheat grill for low heat.
  2. Halve each of the bananas lengthwise, then width wise. Sprinkle bananas with lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll banana pieces in sugar/cinnamon mixture until well coated.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Arrange bananas on preheated grill, and cook for 3 minutes per side. Serve in a bowl with vanilla ice cream topped with a sprinkling of remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture. You can also drizzle a nice liquor over the top. Try a little hot fudge sauce, or caramel sauce.
Now to this weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.

Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC53 Gold Star Award goes to #28 Guro

Our Remarkables Awards this week go t0 #36. Grace N, #37. Guy-Beate, & #51. Barbara Anders
Our MMSC53 Weekly Bonus Winner is #11 Gloria Dojlido

This Weeks Sneak Peeks for our Special Blogaversary Celebration!!
This is the week that I get to send a prize to the winner. I know you have seen the sneak peek at the Midnight Madness Blog....but here I am giving you the whole picture...lol

*Our MMSC54 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
Stamp n Create is once again our weekly Bonus Sponsor. Thank you for being a reoccurring Midnight Madness sponsor. We love working with your adorable images.

MMSC54 Weekly Bonus Prize is a $25 Voucher
Thank you Lacey
**Our May Monthly Sponsor is....
PB Stamps
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!.

Here is another Teddy from the Penny Black set I did last week called Teddy and Company. Isn't he cute!!! this is the card and the envelope. I have been in my glory doing Teddies!!! lol Today is my last day of school. I have been studying straight for the last two days for my exam. I went to school every day last week!! This month has been so hectic with me between school and my son's baseball. I have had to let some things go as I just can't do it all!!! So I will be around the end of this week to catch up on visiting your blogs!!!On the inside of the card, I did more teddies. I used chalk on my flower punch to color in those flowers. That was really a lot of fun to do and I enjoyed it even though it took some time.

Paper-My Minds Eye Home
Punches-Martha Stewart Flower Patch PATP, Martha Steward Butterfly, Martha Stewart Small Medallion, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis pendant
Rhinestone flower buttons, Rhinestone Butterfly buttons, Small buttons,Ribbon, and stickles

These are the challenges I have entered this card in:
KL Stampin N Scrapping Blog - Lets Show our Animal Friends Some Love
One Stop Craft Challenge - Summer Breeze
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - Cut it Out
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Summer Blooms
Practical Scrappers - Patterned Paper
The Crazy Challenge - Something new (My new punch form Mother's Day)
Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog - Cut it Out and Pop it Up

Thanks for stopping in today and viewing my card. I really appreciate it.


Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol, your card this week is sooooo cute! I can tell that you love bears. Your cards are always so detailed and completely finished. Anyone that receives them is so lucky! Wow gorgeous! And those bananas sound divine. What a wonderful BBQ recipe.

Christina C. said...

OMG....is this cute, Carol. I love all the vivid colors and the embellishments are gorgeous. The image is so darn cute...just love those bears!

Lisa B said...

WOW there is a ton of work in this card! It must of taken you hours to complete...it would of taken me weeks! Very interesting recipe...hhhmmm may have to try that one!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

oh Carol... I just gained 10 pounds from reading your recipe.... That sounded just tooo tasty.

I am so glad that you have had your last exam! You have done a fab job going to school and I hope this will give you the best job ever!

Your card is as always the happiest card in the blogivers. Your colors and details are amazing! I can see why you love bears - who can resist something this cute!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Goodness Gracious girl!! Look at all that eye candy and details!! So bright, cheery and cute!! Awesome take on the sketch my friend. Miss you!!

Suzi Mac said...

What a bright cheerful card this is. So vivid it's amazing. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week.
Suzi x

Debbie said...

WOW ... look at all those gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing your design with us at KLSNS this week :)

Phyllis said...

Carol, Precious card!! Love your bear and bright and cheery colors. You have embellished to the nth degree!! Love all the flowers, buttons, rhinestone butterflies and stickles!! Beautifully done!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

.:♥Marit Pettinga-Meijer♥:. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the fibrant colours! Thanks for joining us at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge!
Hugs, Marit.

Priscilla said...

Great Penny Black stamp Carol..Love your bright colors and your giveaway this week is very generous. Your creations each week add so much to the unique quality of the variety of talent that graces the blog posts over at the Midnight Madness challenges. Thank you for being a part of this awesome team.

cabio's craft corner said...

Very cute flower punched border frame for this adorable bear, Carol. I had so much fun going through all those little details and blings around your card :o)

Kelly L said...

Ohhh, Carol, you do love your bears. I didn't think anyone loved them more than I do, but yep, I believe you do!! :) lol This is SO sweet! I love the way you added them on the inside of the card too. Lovely details, beautiful embellishments. This card is definitely full of fun AND full of love! Thanks for joining us at <a href="http://KLstampinNscrappin.blogspot.com>KL Stampin N Scrappin </a>for Risa's Animal-Riffic challenge! Hugs, Kelly

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Wow - your card is marvelous. Love all the colours - it makes me happy:) And the bear is the cutest:) *Hugs Inger*

Unknown said...

My goodness Carol what a beautiful, colourful and very detailed card. Totally gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us this week over at Pollycraft for our 'Summer Blooms' challenge.


Joanne x

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Hi Carol! I'm finally getting a chance to get around and visit everyone. May is ONE CRAZY MONTH that's for sure! I really love this sweet little bear with all the spring time colors and gingham ribbons. And boy do I wish I could win your pretty crocheted flowers... sigh.... I guess I'll just have to try and learn to make them one of these days! :) Michelle

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Carol - what a spectacular card! I love that adorable bear!! Your flowers and bows and adorable and work together so beautifully with this image!! Your cards are always so detailed with so much to see! Totally GAWJUSS!! Thanks for your commitment to excellence Carol - love it BFF! {{{hugs}}}

Carolyn said...

Oh Carol! This image is so cute and so you. I am seeing your wonderful collection of these cutie pie bear stamps. I love them too. You always awe me with your wonderful detail and special touches each week too. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us.


Maggie Bob said...

Great card - I love your gingham ribbons!

Thanks for playing along at One Stop Craft Challenge.


savvy teaching tips said...

Great card. Awesome use of patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, as always your cards are spectacular but with the addition of that recipe....mmmmm I'm in trouble!! BBQ bananas sound delicious, especially with the added liquor!!! LOL
I can see how much you love to create with your bears and this card and envi set is just gorgeous...love all those happy colors! Fantastic job as always.

Darsie Bruno said...

What a cute bear! I love how you colored the flowers on that Martha Stewart punch! Such a fun card!
Hugs, Darsie

Jessica G. said...

This little teddy is just too cute! Gorgeous coloring and he looks so happy to be in a field of flowers. Grilled bananas sound super yummy -- we'll definitely have to try that one!!