Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Love is in the Air

Hello, Judy Woodland here, and it's time for  a new Mod Squad Challenge. I'd like to welcome the fabulously talented Vicki Dutcher to our group of Mod Squad Challenge Hosts. Vicki will be sharing her wonderful creations showcasing our second sponsor, Inspired by Stamping. More about this down the way.

Now to the challenge. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to make a Valentine's Day card. You have license to make anything you please, but keep Valentine's Day in mind.  This way you will have at least one done!!! And if you don't really celebrate Valentine's Day, just include a HEART or the word LOVE somewhere on your card. Easy peasy.

This week our sponsor is the wonderful stamp company  


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.

       ***On a special note,  Kitchen Sink Stamps has just presented their new release, so make sure and go check out their wonderful BRAND NEW stamp sets.***

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the store. 
You can pick your own goodies and there are lots of choices!

Here is a sample for you:

For this card I used the fabulous Kitchen Sink Stamp Set called
 3 Step Daisy. This set has 3 different daisy flowers, plus a cute little lady bug, and some fantastic sayings as well. It is a 3-step stamp, so you really get a lot of dimension.

Here's a close up:

These are the ingredients: 
GKD White and Black Card Stock
Lady Bug & Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink
GKD Cranberry Tart, Fresh Asparagus and Jellybean Green Inks
 Sizzix Mixed Media Die
HOTP Love and 5 Hearts Die
Black Irresistible Pico Embellisher 
Judy Dots 

And now:
                    heeeeere's Vicki.............


 Our Second Sponsor is Inspired by Stamping


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.

$24 Gift certificate for the STORE. For those of you outside the US, that works out to any stamp set under $15 and $8 for shipping.
My Card

I used the newly released Inspired By Stamping set; 
My Valentine's.


  • 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
  • Enter as many times as you'd like 
  • Challenge ends on following Tuesday at 12 noon EST
  • 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

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


  1. Beautiful cards, ladies....FUN Challenge!

  2. I am Wow'd by both of these cards! A fun challenge.

  3. Stunning creations! Look forward to playing.

  4. Wonderful theme and such gorgeous projects. The 3-step Daisy card is unbelievably pretty and I adore the bold red/black/white collage style on Vicki's card! Wow. Fabulous.
    Thank you for this challenge!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. Thank you for the challenge - the DT did a fabulous job on their creations - have a lovely week!

  6. Gorgeous creations! LOVE the poinsettia with the fabulous card cut! The lattice is gorgeous. And the the "Love" is fantastic! Love Vicki's .. love the red, white and black! Great dies.. love all the layers! Just fabulous! Thanks for another fun challenge!

    - Susan, {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan - Etsy}
    {Sentimental Susan - Zibbet}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  7. So many beautiful creations and a great challenge too :) Hugs...Janie

  8. Beautiful cards indeed! Awesome job everyone!

  9. Nice cards. Thank you for the challenge. Love this one.