Monday, May 17, 2010

It's a BBQ Party at Midnight Madness...

This week's Party for the Midnight Madness Blogaversary Celebration is a BBQ Party! We would like you to share anything that pertains to a BBQ. By posting a comment on the Midnight Madness Blog, you will be entered in our random BBQ comment contest! It could be your favorite recipe, favorite game, family picture or just a fun story. We would love to see what you would like to share with us and in return, the design team have all picked out one of our favorite recipes to share with YOU! So, as you drool over all the fantastic creations this week, you can also drool over the yummy BBQ dishes. Have fun!

My favorite memory is when we went to my Great-Aunt's house for a huge family reunion BBQ! There was games like croquet and volleyball, tons and tons of food, and hand-churned ice cream for dessert! It was a fun day where we just ate and played and rolled down the hill!! Once on my own, I made a salad that my dad fell in love with and the recipe is below:

Tomato Egg Salad

Large beefsteak tomatoes
sliced cucumbers
sliced red onion
Sliced hard boiled eggs
3/4 cup Italian Dressing
1/4 cup White Vinegar

Toss vegetables and eggs with dressing and vinegar, and stir occasionally to coat veggies. Keep cold until serving. You can add other veggies if you'd like, such as green peppers, carrots, etc.

Here is my creation for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #54:
 I stamped Ansley's Surprise Gift using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper white cardstock. I aged the image with Distress Ink, colored with Copic Markers, then cut it out. My designer papers are from an old paper stack called "Life's Journey". Card size; 5 1/2 x 6 inches
Our MMSC54 weekly Bonus sponsor is

Stamp and Create is once again our weekly Bonus Sponsor at Midnight Madness!

But that's not all!! The sponsor for May for Midnight Madness is PB Stamps (they stock retired and new Penny Black stamps) and their prize this month is to give 5 lucky winners 15% off everything in their store for the rest of their lives!!! What a fabulous offer! Hop over to the Midnight Madness Blog to read more about it!

I want to thank all those who commented on my Teddy Bear card for Deedee's Digi Blog Hop! I went to and a winner was chosen!! 

Visitor #7 was Stephanie! Please email me for more information on how to get your Free DIGI from Deedee's Digi's!

Stephanie said... What an adorable card! I love the colors you used...who knew a teddy bear could look elegant. :)


  1. Darsie, I just love the soft pastel colors that you used for this wonderful card. The buttons and flowers go beautifully with your gorgeous image! What a wonderful take on the sketch this week!
    Your tomato egg salad sounds interesting. I will have to try it! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. What an adorable card Darsie! Love the soft colors and all the little embellie details you used.

  3. THis is so pretty Darsie! I love the soft colors and all the buttons and the swirl. Very, very pretty!


  4. Darsie this is just darling. I love the flowers, pearls, buttons, and ribbon. Beautifully done.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  5. Darsie, this is just lovely, love the colors, all the pearls and those beautiful flowers!! Great job!!

    Phyllis MMDT

  6. Wow Darsie, your card this week is as always..over the top fantastic. You rocked the Stamp n Create image too. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us too. It looks really yummy. 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.

  7. Darsie, this is the sweetest! I love the soft colors and all the pretty buttons. :) Your tomato egg salads sounds so yummy too. Michelle

  8. Hi Darsie - this is just gorgeous, I love the soft colours - very 'peaches and cream!' Delish! Your details are always so gorgeous - I love the pearls and buttons, a great combination! Your image is so cute - I love the hint of colour on the headband - lovely! Thanks for sharing Darsie! {{{hugs}}}

  9. Darsie, your card this week is just beautiful! I love the pastel colors, all the ribbon, flowers, pearls and buttons. Your coloring is just gorgeous. FABULOUS!

  10. Sweet image and your gorgeous primas and pearl embellishments are the perfect accents!

    The tomato egg salad sounds super yummy and just right for those wonderful homegrown tomatoes I'm hoping for this year!!

  11. Great Card! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!


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