Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Christmas in August?? ♥MMSC16♥

Well, time is just going too fast! This is my last card as the August Guest Designer for the Midnight Madness sketches over at Priscilla Styles! What a great time I had! The Design team and Priscilla herself are just the sweetest people and they are so organized and work so well together as a group! They are amazing! Thank you for letting me share the fun with you girls this month! I had a blast!

Another great sketch to work with! I decided to make another Christmas themed card...my favorite! And I used my fave papers...Good Cheer by October Afternoon...I could use these papers forevah! I also wanted the card to have a 3-D look to it. There will be a tutorial up soon over at Priscilla Styles, showing how I made this card. The sleigh is a stamp by Flourishes...one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets! The snowflakes are punched by Martha Stewart! Yes, Martha punched them herself! LOL I just added a little glitter and pearls to them to make them sparkle like the rest of the card.

The weekly sponsor for Priscilla Styles is Michelle Perkett. She is a wonderful artist who believes that the world can always use more happiness, innocence, color and inspiration. You can visit her shop HERE for some gorgeous and wonderful Digi Stamps.
And don't forget the monthly sponsor is still Simon Says Stamp! Visit their store HERE for some great products at a reasonable price!
Here is this week's sketch! I turned mine around a little bit!
And here is the rest of the Midnight Madness DT!


One last thing! A very dear friend passed away yesterday! Some of you may know her. Her name is Michelle Hale. We served on a couple of DT's together. Tragically, she was struck and killed by a car yesterday. I am so sad and shocked by her loss. She was one of those people that when you meet them, you're so glad that you did. She was the sweetest person! If you would like to send a card to her family, which I know they would appreciate, it can be sent here:

Hale Family
4213 Aley Dr
Beavercreek OH 45431

Remember to let your loved ones know how much you love them..life is so short and precious. You will be sadly missed Michelle!



designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Melissa, first let me offer condolences to those who new Michelle, what an absolute tragedy! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your creation this week is so cheerful..I just love Christmas and this sleigh is beautiful. Love all the dp and details you put on this one. Awesome job.
It has been such a pleasure having you with the MMDT and I will keep checking back to see all your great creations. Hope you will continue to play along with us.

blushing rose said...

How tragic a loss. God bless her family, & you, at this time. May her soul be forever held closely in His arms.

Love your creations. TTFN ~Marydon

Jocelyn said...

Oh dear...what a tragic loss....this makes me so sad to hear!!!!! The card is stunning as is all your work!!!! I will be keeping you and Michelle's family in my prayers!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love your Christmas card Melissa!! The papers and panels behind the image are fab!! Awesome take on the sketch!! So elegant! It has been awesome having as a guest designer this month. Your creations are Gorgeous!

Steph Ackerman said...

Such a tragic loss.
I love your Christmas card - it's fab and bright and cheery.

DeeDee said...

This card is just beautiful..I would love to get it for christmas in my mail box....

Anonymous said...

First let me offer our condolences to those who Knew Michelle, This is an absolute tragedy!our thoughts and prayers ARE WITH HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS;
as well as her Blogging friends.

Now on to your new card as always it is stunning. and YES WE AGREE LIFE IS VERY SHORT AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO GET ALONG. as with your friend I am sure her family didn't expect this ,GOD HAS HIS PLAN AND ONLY HE KNOWS WHEN OUR TIME IS UP.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Carolyn said...

Melissa~ What a tragic loss of your friend. My sympathies to all who knew her. Those tragic things that happen in life, we may never understand. I hope that she will hold a special place in your memory and in your heart of all the times shared together.

I am reluctant to comment on this card, as I know that it will be your last one as sharing on the team with us. It has been such a pleasure working alongside you and getting to know you. Your work is so wonderful, creative and inspirational. As you know, I will always be visiting your blog and commenting on your lovely creations. I think your card this week is magnificent. I love the colors and how festive and happy it is. It does put me in a holiday mood. I look forward to seeing many more cards like this from you.

Take care, Melissa, and please stay in touch. We will miss you very much.

Hugs and Blessings,


Beth aka BR-T said...

I am sorry for your loss of a friend
what a sad moment...
I love your card it is spectacular Midnight Madness was lucky to have you this month! BR-T

Susan said...

Melissa, words fail me - such a huge tragedy and a great loss.
My heart goes out to all of Michelles family and friends.

And I've been moaning about decorating! - life is precious and its all to easily taken for granted.

Of course, it was your wonderful card that brought me to your blog - it is wonderful, I love the colours.

Hugs (big ones)

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, I hopped onto her blog. I am saddening by her death, she seemed to enjoy life so much.

Love your card and enjoyed playing on Midnight madness with you and I will be tuning in for the tutorial.

Tracey Feeger said...

Wow Melissa this is simply gorgeous. I love it.

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Melissa, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. I'll keep her family and you in my thoughts and prayers. Your card this week is just beautiful and I've enjoyed having you as part of our dt this month. I hope you'll still be part of our happy MM family and visit often, as I'll be visiting you too. Hugs! Michelle

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

So sorry to hear about that Melissa. I will keep her family in my prayers as well.

You know we really enjoyed having you as our GDT, it has been so wonderful and hope you'll visit us regularly. And I think this Christmas card is just hearwarming with the musical notes, xox ~Jeni

Denise @ kc242 said...

First I would like to say that I have enjoyed having you this month as a guest DT. Your cards are consistently outstanding and inspirational. I know that I will continue to check on your artwork regularly. Your Christmas in August Card is outstanding. From the colors to the image. It is beautifully done!
Secondly, I would like to express my condolences in the loss of your friend. Denise

Willnnabel said...

I was so sorry to read of another loss this week. I am truly sorry for the family. I lost my brother this week also, I cannot express enough my most heartfelt sympathy at this time.

I also wanted to say hos much I am enjoying your blog and your work. The cards are simply wonderful.

Alexa luvs to scrap! said...

What a gorgeous card!!

Priscilla said...

Oh Melissa, I am just now getting around to comment on the team's blogs. I am so sad to hear of this horrible event with your friend Michelle. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about. Life is to short and just shows how fast we can all lose someone we hold dear to us.
Thank you for your time that you have spent working with the Midnight Madness, your cards, tutorial and personality have all been a pleasure :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh Melissa, I am so sorry to hear abou your friend. Hopef time can heal the pain for you and her families and friends.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card during this difficult time!

Darlene said...

OMG ... I'm so sorry to hear of your friends passing! How tragic!! Her family will be in my prayers as well as you my friend, for I'm sure this has hit you very hard!!
Your holiday card and tutorial are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us!

Carol Hurlock said...

Melissa, thanks for the tutorial on how you did this lovely card. I adore "pink" on Christmas cards. You have such stunning detail and imaginative design. A delightful creation.


Michelle said...

Melissa, thank you for the kind comments about Michelle. Michelle loved crafting; but, most recently, stamping. You and all her friends enriched Michelle's life and she always enjoyed getting comments on the creations she posted. Thank you for your friendship...I know Michelle cherished it. As you can imagine, we miss her so much; but, she watches over us now. Michelle's husband, Brian

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