Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MMSC69-"priscillastyles" Mauve Sunflower

Hi blogging friend! I am happy to report that after 50 days of temperatures in the 90's and the heat index in the 100's we finally have a reprieve. I don't care how much air conditioning you have, it is still humid and you can't even vacuum without feeling you might keel over from heat exhaustion...lol
This weeks sketch...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 MMSC69 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

Hello! I am Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs. I am a digital stamp company featuring artwork not only created by me but also my two kids, ages 9 and 12. They are featured on the site as the Fairy Princess and the Prairie Prince.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and have always loved to create. Two years ago my sister-in-law invited me to a rubber stamp party. I laughed and said "Maybe I will buy something if I can use it to stamp on canvases.". Needless to say, I was hooked! Two years later, a lot of learning about computers, and a few setbacks with web stuff (I am so not tech savvy!) I finally accomplished my goal. We have been around since the spring and still growing.
If you have any questions about going digital, check out the site and the blog (www.prairiefairy.blogspot.com) for more information, tips and tutorials. So head on over to http://www.prairiefairydesigns.com and check it out!
Along with this stamp set you will get one free digi from their store!
Thank you so much Roberta!!

**Our September Monthly Sponsor is....
Sunshine and Giggles

Janice Hopper specializes in multicultural children's images. Her stamps feature kids being kids. You have to check out the fun Halloween stamps that have just been added to the store. The "Mockingbird Lane" haunted house is simply amazing and the Family Portrait is just darling! Thank you for offering such an awesome Monthly Prize for the month of September :)
Above is the prize picture and here is the Prize list

$20 Gift Certificate to Sunshine & Giggles Stamps
An assortment of a few of my favorites from Wild Orchid Crafts
2 Kits from No Time to Stamp
1 8×8 Pad Graphic 45 - Halloween In Wonderland
2 Kaisercraft Self Adhesive Rhinestones - Black and Purple
6 yards 1.25″ Silk Ribbon - 2 yds each Rust, Moss, Violet
15 yards 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon - 5 yds each Olive, Orange, Black
4 yards 2″ Webbing - 2 yds each Olive, Black
2 yards 2″ Orange Sheer with Black Flocked Spiders and Webs
2 yards 1.5″ Black Sheer with Checked Satin Edging in Orange/Black
1 6×6″ Pad Basic Grey Capella - 36 Sheets
1 Pack Basic Grey Cappella Chenille Flowers
2 Packs Kaiser Pearls - Chocolate and Bliss
21 yards 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon - 3 yds each White, Black, Ivory, Brown, Olive, Pink, Blue
3 yards 1.25″ Silk Ribbon - Champagne
2 yards Velvet Zig Zag Ribbon - Pink
2 yards 5/8″ Crochet Lace (open center to run ribbon through) - Ivory
6 yards 1/8″ Silk Ribbon (to run through lace) - 3 yds each Black and Blue
2 yards String Pearls - Sage
Wow..thank you Janice :)


For this weeks card I have used the Sunflower image from "priscillastyles" store! I love creating with sunflower images so this was a pleasure for me to work with. I wanted to do something different from your typical golden yellow sunflower. I had this most beautiful paper laying on my table and I let my creative side take over and make this in mauve.Four different Ranger distress inks were used in creating this image. The two pinks and the tea dye. I just sponged the tea die all over the image and then went on top with the pinks and the leaves were done with green. I placed crystal effects on the sunflower after it was dry.

Seed beads were placed in the middle of the sunflower. Spellbinders scalloped dies and the sunflower die were used in the creation of this card. Used my favorite embellishment...stickles as well. The gorgeous cranberry pearls are from my friend Gunn who sent me a delicious envelope with some really cool stuff to create with. I love these pearls-there are some unique colors and all different sizes for me to play with...THANK YOU Gunn!!!!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at what I have created today. I really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend with your families.

Challenges Entered:

Bee Crafty - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Vintage
Crafty Cardmakers - Glitter and Sparkle
Crafty Emma's - Anything Goes
Cupcake Crafts - Let's Get Digital
Die Cut Dreams - Soft Shades of Vintage
Digi Doodles Shops Best - So Distressing
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes

Thursday, August 26, 2010

You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

Isn't this just the cutest!!! Oh my goodness-it is super quick too! I know the people at Splitcoast Stampers (Pamzi in particular) always ask me how long it takes to make my cards. The last card took me about 8 hours. But I can tell you that I made this in about 45 minutes. I know the next one I make will be like 20 minutes max-cause now I have my template!!!
I bought this little tea light in a pack of two at the dollar store. The blue cardstock is just leftovers and so is the white. I used my spellbinders scalloped die for the top and bottom. The top is the smallest die in the large set and the bottom is the next size up for the small.

I used the lace edge Martha Stewart border punch and trimmed it down very small and added pearls. The flowers on the top are some things small enough to go on the top that I had laying around here. The Martha Stewart branch and butterfly punch were also used.

If you are interested in making one of these, you can catch the tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers here. It doesn't show you how to do the bottom part. For that, like I said, just cut the next size up from the smallest die, then I took a pencil and traced the tealight in the middle of the die cut and cut out the hole so you can turn the tealight off and on. I slipped it into place and put a bit of glue around to hold it.

I cannot wait to make more of these. They are just so darn cute!!! I am going to try to make the acetate box to put it in as well. This is a super fun and quick project!!! Have fun!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fred She Said - Plain Cupcake

Greetings Blog Friends. Today I wanted to show you a project that I am working on. I have lots of September Birthdays coming up so I need to get a head start on these Birthday Cards. I picked the image from Fred She Said called "Plain Cupcake" which you can find here. My friends favorite color is blue so I wanted to rename the image "Blue Velvet Cupcake"!!! lolThe reason for that is pretty clear in this picture. I am complete enarmored with this recipe called "Blue Velvet Cupcakes". They are made just like the "Red Velvet" version but you use Wilton's Royal Blue and a dash of Violet gel food coloring. They are so beautiful. Since my friend lives so far away, I can't actually makes these for her, but I can send the recipe right!!! lol The second recipe is called Blue Hawaii Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes. They are really pretty too when made up. Trust me, but they never last long enough around here to take a picture of them!!!
Here is a picture of the open card with the envelope on the right. I printed my cupcakes out three times for each cupcake and layered them for dimension. I used some tinsel glitter on the top to make it look like sugar sprinkles...Yum.

I hope you have enjoyed viewing this project. I am making something else to go with this card that I will share with you later on this week that I am really excited about. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MMSC#67 Sugar Hollow Creek Halloween Pumpkin

It is with great fondness that we bid Pam and Brenda a sweet goodbye from the Midnight MadnessDesign Team. We just had so much fun with you! You know I will be around visiting you just the same. Midnight Madness will be introducing 3 more new Design Team Members next week!

"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 :)

Sugar Creek Hollow is an exclusive online business located in the heart of Central Virginia, tight on the James River. They specialize in Vintage, Shabby, & Primitive Digi Stamps, digital watermarks, as well as carry a full selection of colors in their exclusive “Country Crinkle Ribbon”. They offer seasonal vintage paper gifts and unique Vintage Cell Phone holders. Stop by and sit a spell over on their front porch, or take a walk down memory lane with them. Tracy is offering one lucky winner a $25 Gift Certificate to her store.

Thank you so much Tracy what a great prize.
Anyone would love a shopping spree in your fabulous store :)

**Our Aug Monthly Sponsor is....
Michelle Perkett Studio
Michelle has offered our Aug monthly winner
this wonderful prize worth $100
Thank you Michelle :)


Here is my sample card made with "Goldilocks" from Michelle Perkett! Isn't she just darling holding her Teddy Bear. I just love Michelle's whimsical images. What strikes me is on her woman/girl images she always draws the best hair!!! lol I know that is kind of quirky of me, but I love "big" fluffy curly hair. See what I mean with Goldilocks! That hair is to die for!!!

This is my sample card using the Halloween images from Sugar Creek Hollow. The talented Tracey who is on our Design team is our sponsor this week. This Halloween set is awesome. I love the swirls I just in the corners. I placed a lot of crystals in the curves.

S0 what do you think about these spiders??? OOooo I am so scared of spiders!!! I used to think they were so interesting when I lived in Connecticut. But when I moved to Georgia...well my experiences have not been pleasant. I put my hands up under a dolls dress to fluff her petticoat and put my hands right in a good size web with about 6 spiders the size of quarters. I have had several fall on me at home and work....and do you know they make a clicking noise-oh yeah....not cool!!! Thanks for stopping by today. So what do you think? Do you have any good Spider stories???

Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and Shine
My Time to Craft - Glitter and Glitz
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog - Stitch It Up
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Haunted House Designs - Stamp it Crazy (Min of 3 stamps)
The Pink Elephant - Ribbons and Sparkles

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fred She Said Digi Of The Week-Rosie With Flower Colored Set

Well look who we have here today. Rosie with Flower Colored Set from the Fred She Said Designs Store. You can find this absolutely gorgeous digital image here. Tracey is starting a "Digi Of The Week" promotion where a new digi will be feature each week at 30% off. This week from August 17- August 23 you can get this Rosie With Flower at the discount price. Remember it is for one week only, so hurry to get in on the deal. Be sure to go to the Fred She Said Store and look for "Digi Of The Week"!
You can't help but fall in love with this sweet little puppy. Who can resist that face!!! Rosie is one of my favorite of many digial images from the Fred She Said Store. This is the pre-colored version-so it makes your card crafting a cinch. As you can see I have used the Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch, the large chrysanthemum double punch, frond, branch, and double punch monarch butterfly. Lots of machine stitching on all the different panels on this card in black thread really make the paper stand out. The tag is a Spellbinders die cut from the Fancy Tag Collection.

Here is a close up of sweet Rosie. You can see I layered this image. The design of this digi lends itself to be layered perfectly.Of course, I always have to have some bling and glitter in my designs.

This is a look at the inside of this card. The Martha Steward Punch Around the Page here is Gothic Arches.

Hope you have enjoyed viewing my card project with Rosie With Flower Colored Set. In the background of this photo you can see the matching envelope I made to coordinate together. Be sure to visit the Fred She Said store today and get in on the 30% off Digi of the Week! Rosie will be available from August 17-23 only. Then a new "Digi of the Week" will be available. Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think!

Ooo La La Creations - Spots and Dots
Pollycraft - In Stitches
Order of Opus Gluie - You Got to Move It-Move It
One Stitch At A Time - Pack a Punch
Pile it On - Get Into Shape (More than 5 cut-out shapes)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MMSC#66 Michelle Perkett Snow Fairy

Greetings blog friends and neighbors. Welcome to another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I am home from my visit to my Mom's house. We had an awesome visit and I also got to visit with my best friend Karen which was such a pleasure. The Airline experience we had would best be described to you in a stand up Comic Club by my husband and I. We would have you in stitches for the story we have to tell of what we went through. If there was any other means of transportation that wasn't so time constraint....I would use it!!!

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 MMSC66 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

The Beary Scrap is a small, family owned, independent scrapbook store located in Shavertown, Pennsylvania and originated as on online business. They have lots of hard to find scrapbook goodies to feed your paper crafting desires and continue to add our products to the website weekly, so there is lots more to come. Best of all, because they are such a small business... when the "big guy" or "gal" sells out, chances are they still have it in stock. You have to go take a look at their site, because they have such cute stuff!!

Kimberly has offered up a wonderful prize this week of a $20 shopping spree
How fun is that?? Thank you so much Kimberly :)

**Our Aug Monthly Sponsor is....
Michelle Perkett Studio
Michelle has offered our Aug monthly winner this wonderful prize worth $100
Thank you Michelle :)

My card this week was made with a digital image from Michelle Perkett called Snow Fairy. She is so pretty. I colored her flowers in gold and stickled them. The holly was colored with a glitter gel roll pen. I used tinsel glitter on my snowflakes. I tried to shape the image to fit the sketch. Hope you join in the fun this week. I can't wait to visit to see what you created!

NOW we are on Facebook!! Yes, that is right..we are jumping on the bandwagon there too. So many people have such different avenues for communications these days and we thought we would start a Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge page as well as a "priscillastyles" Store page.(thanks Gunn) If you are on facebook and would like to follow.. just search Midnight "Madness Sketch Challenge" and "priscillastyles Store" and click the "LIKE" button..We would love to have you as a friend :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

MMSC#65 Polar Bears

Greetings friends and welcome to another Midnight Madness Challenge. What a great sketch. I am writing this to you from my Mom's house in Connecticut. This week I am so thrilled to present this awesome image. One of the Midnight Madness Design Team Members bought this for me and sent it to me to put a smile on my face because she knows I love bears. She read a comment I had left on Teri's blog about how much I loved this image and she decided to buy it for me! I was so thrilled and so surprised when I saw it in my in box....that I cried!! lol Then I smiled. This DT member is just the sweetest and lots of fun to have on our design team. What a peach. Thank you so much Gunn!!!! I love it.
Won't you join in the fun!!! I'll be by to see what you have created.