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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hello!! 
Judy Woodland and Vicki Dutcher here, and it's time for a new Mod Squad Challenge.
The Challenge
Our challenge to you this week is to include splat on your project, whether it be small splatters with a tooth brush, or one giant splat. And just a reminder,  you MUST include a link back to this challenge from your blog entry. If you don't include the link you will not be included in the random drawing.

This week  
OUR FIRST SPONSOR 
 is  

 


https://www.kitchensinkstamps.com/shop/index.html 

WE HAVE A FEATURE VIDEO FOR USING KITCHEN SINK STAMPS HERE

Kitchen Sink Stamps offers us a discount CODE: ModSquad15.
  These stamps are amazing. Most have a multi-stamp feature that lets you get great detail in your images using several colors. There is real dimension with a 3-D effect! And one of the best features of this stamp company is that there are color recipes for most of the multi-step stamps, so you don't have to guess what colors to use. There are even alternative colors if you don't have the inks that are suggested. Maria from Kitchen Sink Stamps is a member of our Mod Squad Challenge Facebook Group so feel free to say Hi or ask any questions.
 
THE PRIZE
A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the store. 
You can pick your own goodies and there are lots of choices!



I used the Kitchen Sink Stamp Set Make a Big Statement for the greeting. 
For the splats I took a couple of bottles of Distress Stain in Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn and SPLATTED them down hard on watercolor paper.
I also used SU Botanical Builders Thinlits.

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 OUR SECOND SPONSOR  
is  


http://www.inspiredbystamping.com

They are committed to bring you the highest quality in paper crafting supplies. They design & manufacture the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters.
  
The Prize
$25 Gift certificate for the STORE. 

Vicki's Card using Inspired by Stamping Stamps
Using Inspired By Stamping Guitars, and Butterflies.


THE RULES

  • Must be a NEW card/project as of the challenge start date
  • You must be a "Follower" Click the "Join This Site" blue button in the right sidebar of this blog to be eligible to win
  • You may use any vendors products to be eligible to win
  • You must follow the challenge theme
  • You must include a link back to this challenge page
  • You may enter as many challenges as you like
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times, (unique entries not variations of same card)
  • Challenge ends on following Tuesday at 12 noon EST

INFO

  • Winner must send mailing address to Joyce before the following challenge.
  • The host/hostess will pick a "Top 3" which will be featured on our PINTEREST board 
  • Winners of prizes will be selected using a random generator.
  • Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)
If you are new to using Inlinkz to upload, there are instructions HERE
Upload your image by clicking the BLUE Add Your Link button. 
Scroll down below all the entries to find it. Be sure to add MSC in front of your link name 
for an extra entry if you use any of the sponsor's image/product. Instructions are HERE

Thank you to all who played along!
 
 
And a big THANK YOU to our sponsor
 
http://cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/


 T
ime to announce our lucky winners!!!
 
 
The 1st Random Winner Is:
 
 
# 28 Marina
 
 
 
 
The 2nd Random Winner Is:
 
 
# 4 Maya
 
 
 
You have both won a $15 Gift Certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!!
 
Please email Joyce to make arrangements for your prizes!
 
 
 
TOP 3 IN RANDOM ORDER
 
 
#8 KT Fit Kitty
 
 
 
 
#27 Melissa Sunshine Honey Bee
 
 
 
 
# 3 Jane's Journal
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to all, please be sure to grab your Badge!  
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Stick around, we're just moments away from a brand new Challenge!
 
 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Happy Wednesday!

Donna Phelan here hosting this week's Challenge!  Come join in all of the fun and play along!



Challenge
This week's Challenge is, 
What's That You Say? 
To use a sentiment as your focal point.
Remember if you do not follow the challenge, your entry will not qualify for the prize.  

  This Weeks Sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
http://cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/
 

All the stamps and Fri-Dies are designed by Michele , and are based on her love for Clean And Simple design, hence the CAS in CAS-ual. However, they will delight any stamper's style! Whether you are a CAS enthusiast or a lover of Utterly Adorable Layers, you will have a blast getting inky with them. 
The stamps are made in the USA of the finest clear photopolymer, and the coordinating line of wafer thin dies are also made in the USA.


  2 Prizes
2 - $15 Gift Certificate each to the STORE
 
Here's my 1st card


I saw a beautiful card on Pinterest by Yoonsun Hur and wanted to try my hand at it I used the sentiment from Wonderful Words and the Lotus Flower image from Mon Ami with matching die Mon Ami Fleur.  To create my background I used a damp sponge paint brush and just painted on some Daffodil Delight ink, moving back and forth across my card stock.  Flower colored with Copic Markers, sentiment stamped in Black Licorice ink.  Crystal Drops in Dandelion Yellow and mini Adhesive Rhinestones for accents. 

My 2nd card



This card uses the Casual Comfort image and sentiments from Mon Ami and the Love Ya die.  I stamped my images in Pink Pirouette ink and centered my smaller sentiment.  Then lining up my Love Ya die I cut that from my stamped background, making sure I kept every little bit of die cut, positive and negative.  Then I cut the Love Ya die 4 more times from pale pink card stock. 




I adhered my background panel to a layer of pale pink card stock and then to my card stock base.  This makes it much easier to layer the die cut parts back into the negative space.  Make sure you layer the stamped cut last.





It adds a nice POP to the card.





A strip of Designer Paper and a few randomly (wink, wink) placed sequins for accents.

So let's see AND hear what your cards have to say!




RULES
  • Must be a NEW card/project as of the challenge start date
  • You must be a "Follower" Click the "Join This Site" blue button in the right sidebar of this blog to be eligible to win
  • You may use any vendors products to be eligible to win
  • You must follow the challenge theme
  • Include a link back to this challenge page
  • You may enter our challenge 3 times (unique entries not variations of same card)
  • You may enter as many challenges as you like
  • Challenge ends on following Tuesday at 12 noon EST 

INFO

  • Winner must send mailing address to Joyce before the following challenge.
  • Winners of prizes will be selected using a random generator.
  • Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)

If you are new to using Inlinkz to upload, there are instructions HERE

Be sure to add MSC in front of your link name for an extra entry if you any of the sponsor's image/product. Instructions are HERE.

Upload your image by clicking the BLUE Add Your Link button. Scroll down below all the entries to find it.


So many gorgeous entries this week for our 
"Color Inspiration - Fall Colors" challenge!
Thanks so much to everyone who played along!

Random Winner 
of Gina K Designs prize

with this gorgeous card!
Congratulations!
Please send Joyce your email address 
so she can assist you in claiming your prize!


Random Winner
of One Happy Cut prize
with this adorable card! 
Congratulations! 
Please send Joyce your email address 
so she can assist you in claiming your prize!


And now, the TOP 3
(in no particular order)

Repolainen with this adorable card!


Izzy Scrap with this super sweet card!


Laurie with this gorgeous card!
  

Congrats to you all! Be sure to grab your badge! 




Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Hi everyone, it's Barbara Campbell and Leslie Turner here to welcome you to another fun Mod Squad challenge! We hope you'll play along!

Our theme this week is Color Inspiration - Fall Colors

Although we were thinking fall, we wanted bright early fall/late summer colors. We have provided you with this color palette: 


You may also use any neutral with this color combination.


1st Sponsor this week is Gina K Designs

A free community featuring card making, stamping techniques and project videos for papercrafters featuring stamps by Gina K. Designs. Be sure to check out StampTV for a ton of great videos and techniques. They also have weekly challenges. Shop Gina K Designs.


Prize
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

BARBARA'S PROJECT
Please visit my blog for all of the instructions on how I made this card using all GKD products and New stamps. You won't be sorry that you did. 


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2nd Sponsor is One Happy Cut
You will find dies from a lot of different companies here and at a great price. Their shipping is extremely reasonable. USA orders above $50 ship totally FREE while orders below that ship for only $4.95. International orders above $85 ship totally FREE while orders below that ship for only $10.95.

Prize
A $15 gift certificate

LESLIE'S PROJECT
I created a CAS thank you card featuring the 'inlaid die cut technique' using the gorgeous Blushing Flower Branch die from One Happy Cut. For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at LoveTo Scrap!



RULES 
  • Must be a NEW card/project as of the challenge start date 
  • You must be a "Follower" - click the "Join This Site" blue button in the right sidebar of this blog to be eligible to win 
  • You may use any vendors products to be eligible to win 
  • You must follow the challenge theme 
  • Include a link back to this challenge page 
  • You may enter as many challenges as you like 
  • You may enter up to 3 times in our challenge (unique entries not variations of same card) 
  • Challenge ends on following Tuesday at 12 noon EST 

INFO
  • Winner must send mailing address to Joyce before the following challenge. 
  • The host/hostess will pick a "Top 3" which will be featured on our PINTEREST board
  • Winners of prizes will be selected using a random generator. 
  • Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required) 
If you are new to using Inlinkz to upload, there are instructions HERE.


Be sure to add MSC in front of your link name for an extra entry if you any sponsor image/product. Instructions are HERE.

Please click link to view thumbnails of entries and to add yours:-) I am not able to fix this without losing the entries. Sorry for the inconvenience.


An InLinkz Link-up


Man there were a ton of stunning cards this week! I always love a fall themed card.
Thanks so much to all of you for playing along!


Random Winner 
for Designs By Ryn


Teresa  - with this beautiful vintage card!
 
 
  Be sure to send Joyce your address


Random Winner
for StampTV GC from Karen
Kelly - with this gold & blue card! 
 
   
Be sure to send Joyce your email
address so you can get your gift card.   

And now, the TOP 3 
In No Particular Order

  Scrap & C with this gorgeous card!
 
 

Kathy with her sweet dimensional card!


 
Zelda with her gorgeous painting!
 
 

Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge! 


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Welcome back! This week is being hosted by Joyce Erb & Karen Hightower (which is also the second sponsor).
 

Challenge

The challenge this week is to use Foliage


This Weeks First Sponsor



Ryn has the most gorgeous red rubber stamps! If you haven't tried any yet be sure to check out her shop
 

 Prize
http://designsbyryn.com/index.php/shop1/#!/Spiral-Branch-Set/p/28090576/category=2523274


Joyce's Card

For more details be sure to visit Joyce's blog Paper Finesse



 Stamp from Designs By Ryn
Spiral Branch,
Sentiment Scripy Sayings - Gina K
 

Second Sponsor

Karen Hightower (Gina K Designs)




 Prize

$25 Gift Certificate to Gina K Designs

Karen's card

Gina K. Designs:
* Stamp Set - Give Thanks  in the new STV Kit Painted Autumn
* Pure Luxury Cards Stock - Ivory Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Honey Mustard, & Kraft
* Pure Luxury Pattern Paper Pack - Give Thanks
* Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White
* Premium Dye Ink - Fresh Asparagus, Tomato soup, Honey Mustard, Cherry Red
* Dk. Chocolate Stitched Ribbon
* Other Items used - 3D Foam Squares,  Spectrum Noir Marker for shadow


RULES
  • Must be a NEW card/project as of the challenge start date
  • You must be a "Follower" Click the "Join This Site" blue button in the right sidebar of this blog to be eligible to win
  • You may use any vendors products to be eligible to win
  • You must follow the challenge theme
  • Include a link back to this challenge page
  • You may enter as many challenges as you like
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times, (unique entries not variations of same card)
  • You may enter as many challenges as you like
  • Challenge ends on following Tuesday at 12 noon EST 
INFO
  • Winner must send mailing address to Joyce before the following challenge.
  • The host/hostess will pick a "Top 3" which will be featured on our PINTEREST board 
  • Winners of prizes will be selected using a random generator.
  • Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)
If you are new to using Inlinkz to upload, there are instructions HERE

Be sure to add MSC in front of your link name for an extra entry if you any of the sponsor's image/product. Instructions are HERE