Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Great Outdoors

 Hello, Judy Woodland and Vicki Dutcher here, and it's time for a new Mod Squad Challenge.  


Our challenge for you this week is to make a card featuring The Great Outdoors. This can be anything from a critter who lives outside to a beautiful outdoor scene. And it can be any season.....all four are accepted.

***** As Donna mentioned last week, there is one new rule change, you may enter our Challenge up to 3 times, with a new unique project each time. *****

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.

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

Here is a sample for you:

This card was made using the fabulous new stamp set, just released last month, called Multi Step Icy Pond. All I could think of was a secluded pond where two skaters are enjoying a crisp winter afternoon. I used a product called Crackle Accents by Ranger to give the pond some dimension.

Here's a closer look:

Here are the ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder
GKD Inks in:
*Ocean Mist
*Blue Raspberry
*Grass Green
Simon Says Stamp Olive Ink
Spellbinders Oval Dies
Ranger Crackle Accents


 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.
I used Inspired By Stamping Seaside and Seaside Sentiments, along with Background Basic II and Fancy Label Die 2.


  • 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)
  • 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 Add Your Link button. 
Scroll down below all the entries to find it.


  1. YOWZA! Gorgeous cards ladies, what a fabulous Challenge!

  2. I agree with Donna and I could not have said it better. Your cards are gorgeous. Love all of the possibilities that you have in this challenge.

  3. Fab DT creation - thank you for another challenge - have a lovely week!

  4. wow, wow, wow, you ladies knocked these out of the park!! Judy those skaters are on cracked ice...yikes LOL. Looks great. Vicki, love your layout and colors, super pretty card.

  5. Great challenge theme and samples. Thank for the challenge!

  6. 2 gorgeous cards! Good challenge too.

  7. Beautiful samples to inspire us all! Thanks, Judy and Vicki!

  8. Beautiful stamps, great creations. Love that sentiment, Vicki!

  9. I love this challenge. You certainly led the way with your outstanding card designs. I had to join in for sure.

  10. Amazing cards! Look forward to joining in on the fun.

  11. Fabulous challenge theme and wonderful sponsors!!!
    Thank you so much for these fun games!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  12. Gorgeous collection of cards!!! Congratulations to everyone!