Tuesday, March 9, 2010

MMSC44 A Touch of Madness

Hello everyone, great to see you here this week for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, I have something special to show you....I know you think the Fabulous MMSC DT are all so polished and professional - and you would be right, so you can image my surprise when I  was treated to this 'piece of art' on the DT Blog one day - look what they did to me - yes, those girls at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge....I thought for this weeks sketch I would show you what happens behind the scenes....

Some of the Girlz have become Copic Certified and one of them surprised me by putting this photo up on the MMDT Blog, to show off their skills - NOW, I am NOT going to name names, but this DT Sister has probably announced on her Blog a while back when she got certified - but be aware that a few of them are now hold certificates....

So I decided that I would use it on one of the MMSC's and this one fitted perfectly!!  Now girlz, our Fearless Leader did know about this and we have had a good chuckle about it.  I made an easel card and matching 3D envelope, in keeping with this week's challenge and Monthly Sponsor - none other than our own Priscilla with her 'priscillastyles' store, better known to me as my 'partner in crime'...keep on scrolling down and looking as you go as it does not stop here - yes there is more.....

I decorated the envelope to match the card - using 'Die Cuts With a View' DP - (you gotta love their DP's) ribbon and bling. I added touches both front and back - that is the beauty of these 3D envelopes - you can embellish them to match every card, or even made gift boxes from them!  The kit can be found here

I have something else for you to see with this photo, but before we go there I know you are 'hanging out' for this weeks sketch - and here it is!

A BIG THANK YOU to our monthly sponsor - our very own Priscilla Styles, thank you Priscilla, I am loving these 3D envelopes, they take  a card to another level, it becomes a gift!  You can see her store here - did you know that Priscilla has a few digi's there as well!

and our weekly sponsor this week is Stamp and Create - thank you so much Lacey - those images of yours are adorable!

Stamp and Create

I have one more thing to show you....I hadn't finished with that 'Work of Art' yet - once I had taken the photo of the card and envelope I gently lifted off the front of the card and used it to make a Scrapbook page - I love this picture, it represents the fun we have everyday and being on the MMSC Design Team is something that I treasure and always will - this is going in 'place of honour' in my album - this is very much part of who I am!!  So thank you. -------- my dear DT sister - I love it - ha, nearly said who is was then!! LOL!

One of the funniest things was when my DD2 saw the photo, she looked at it so seriously and said, 'so which one is the real you!?!?'  LOL!  What is with that!?!?

Here are a  couple of close ups of the extras - my DH suggested I put the clock and have to at MIDNIGHT - why didn't I think of that! (Thanks Love!) The saying is just perfect!!

The Swirl is Grungeboard by Tim Holtz - I love Grungeboard - it is coloured with Tim Holtz Distressing Inks.  I did keep to the sketch except for the clock and the sentiment under it - I had to add those to balance everything - and I liked them too!

Thank you for looking, I know it was a longer post and thank you for staying with me - I hope you enjoyed our fun this week....you know, these girls are the best, I love each one of them, they have all made my life richer and I have so much fun with them.  My DH often says that he has never heard me laugh so much as when I am online with the MMSC Girlz, my friends - thank you girlz - for the laugh you gave me with this photo - I love it!  Thank you too for being so special and  supportive - you are all my mentors and have touched my life - I {{{heart you!}}}

I am linking this to:
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Open Challenge
Stamp Something - Something Girly - I am girly (LOL!)
Raise the Bar - National Woman's History Month
Saturday Spotlight with Potential - Hey Girlfriend
Frost Designs - Technique - Distressing

The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is quickly approaching it’s one year anniversary and we would like to mix it up by adding new members to our team. Our DT is dedicated to making your crafting experience always new and exciting, so we are going to be changing things up a bit. The success of our Guest Diva has given us the idea to bring people on board for a longer period of time. We would like to give you the opportunity to work side by side with us for a 3 month period. We are looking to add a few new enthusiastic members to our team during the next few months. We are an independent challenge blog and do not represent any singular company. We have the wonderful opportunity to work with many different company's stamps and digi's. You would be ask to represent these companies through your work with one blog post a week and a few additional requirements. If you are interested in joining our team you can find out the details here.

Unfortuately our internet will be down for a couple of days and I will be later getting to your Blogs - But I will be there....also with comment moderator on (to make it easier for you to comment) your comments might not show up as quickly, but they will get published, even if I have to go and sit at McDonalds everyday and use their WIFI!! LOL!  God bless you


  1. Hi Linda!! So glad your comment box is back!! I saw this a.m. and boy did it ever make me chuckle!! The card using your fun faces and the fun coloring is just too funny!! What an awesome take on the sketch and something for us to treasure as a team!! Big hugs to you my friend. Thanks for always making me smile and inspiring me with your happy go lucky personality and craft!!

  2. Oh my friend, that is all you!! You are one crazy and crafty lady. What a fabulous card. You are so refreshing. Hugs to you, Jane

  3. Linda, Linda, Linda, Linda ~ Didn't want to leave any of you out!! You ladies are a HOOT!! This is very clever and wonderfully done!! Your envelope made from Priscilla's templet is just AWESOME too. Great colors especially on your faces!! Whot knew that your blue self would be right in style with AVATAR!! Looking forward to seeing all the Basic Gray paper that was a windfall to your from your friend. You are a lucky gal......

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  4. Oh My Giddy Aunt! You look FABULOUS in BLUE! LOL! Ok...I fess up. I'm the one who made Linda into an Andy Warhol painting. LOL! Blimey! What was I thinking!?! I was all inspired after my Copics class and she was showing off all her faces and well...it was a recipe for a FUN PICTURE! :) We sure do laugh in MM, don't we!?!?!

    You are truly a fun and uplifting person, Linda! It's an honor having my 'artwork' on one of your scrapbook pages. Your card is beautiful and your scrapbook page is incredibly priceless. Well done, my Australian Friend!!! You are a keeper!


  5. What??! A "touch" of madness?!!! Rrright! I'd say you got walloped right across the tush SEVERAL times with the "Madness Stick" my friend! LOL! This is SO WONDERFUL! You are a one in a million and we wouldn't trade you for anything Linda!!! Hugs! Michelle

  6. You are a HOOT! You turned that little joke into quite the project. Your card and envelope are such beautiful colors (and I'm not referring to the ones on your face)and the scrapbook page is just delightful. You are the laddle that stirs the pot at MM, and are very loved for it. Keep them laughing and keep them guessing what your up to next........such fun!!!!


  7. Lesley/AKA SuperNanMarch 10, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Well Linda, as your mother I thought this was indeed a "Touch of Madness". I don't remember your baby photos looking like this, and if so I would have been truly worried. But it is very clever and quirky, and I'm all for that...does it run in the family I wonder..and should I worry? Luv ya, Mum/AKA Lesley/SuperNan. xxxx

  8. ......lol......you could have been a star on Avatar.Just love the creations you made,the details and colours are fabulous!!!
    Hugs xx

  9. your card and envelope is fabulous,thank you for joining us at pollycraft


  10. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh dear Linda..my sweet sweet trouble maker and partner in crime :) you have made me laugh once again. I so enjoyed reading this post and you are such a hoot.. thanks for all the good times behind the scenes. We sure do have a good time.. whats up with the computer being do?? We can not have that..what will we do with out our daily Linda fix? lol Thanks for always keeping us updated on your facial expressions ;)

  11. LOL! You are the funniest and bluest gal I ever met! Love your cleverness and sense of humor! Great work too, love the colors! LOL!

  12. The question is still open: Wich one are you after all? :) I enjoyed every bit of the post as well as looking at this creations. Have a great day, thank you for joining us at Crazy challenge, and mostly thank you for strating my day with a smile! :)
    Hugs Nana

  13. Very cute!! It looks like you and your DT sisters have a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!! Love the LO you did with the photos... so bright and I love the color combo! One of my favorites! Glad you could join us at Frosted Designs this week!
    Barb :)

  14. LOL!!! WOW!! I just ADORE this!! What a really cool idea actually and what a wonderful set of friends hun!! I just ADORE your page most of all!! You've come up with some fabulous idea and I thank you for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight and Stamp Something this week!! BIG HUGS my friend!!

  15. Sweet Linda, blue or not *LOL* This is soo great! I am so glad to see your commentbox back, I was just so sad, seeing this great card and not beeing able to say anything about it.

    I love the thouch of setting the clock to midnight! He his clever your hubby!!

    Good to know that your internet is back to.

    Take care!

  16. WOW these are amazing Linda and so original.

    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.


    Joanne xx

  17. Wow They really are a couple of Mad projects, but Mad is marvelous, so i love them both :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at Raise the Bar, hope to see you again next week :)


  18. Hi Linda, I was here earlier in the week and couldn't leave a comment...glad your back as I just wanted to say how I was in total shock and surprise when I saw this picture. Who would ever believe that you would create a "Work of Heart" from our mischievous antics. You are such a good sport and I am thrilled to be on this team with you. Thank you for keeping us in stitches.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  19. Wow! What a creative card/layout! This is so amazing and I love that you have turned it into a scrapbook layout! Thanks for letting me be a bonus sponsor this week! You ladies are so talented and such a joy to work with.

  20. Oh Linda, this is so, so unique & awesome!! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise the Bar and Saturday Spotlight! What fun!!!


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