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Wednesday, March 30, 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 a water theme. It can be rain, sea, sky etc.

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


Joyce's Card

For full details on both projects and more images be sure to visit Joyce's blog Paper Finesse

 Stamps from Designs By Ryn
Black Stazon ink, Pebeo acyrlic paints, Clear floor wax, Perfect Pearls , Guillotine cutter, Mirror card , Gina K Black Onx cardstock


I did a second project making a flexible embellishment out of gel and paint. 



Products used:
Liquitex thick paint , Liquitex Gel, Black Stazon, Copics, Pebeo acrylics, Inka Gold (Rose)

Second Sponsor


Karen Hightower (Gina K Designs)



 Prize

$25 Gift Certificate to Gina K Designs

Karen's card




So for a Water Themed Challenge, I choice to do Rain!  We have had a lot of it lately around here. And I love this Diva with her Umbrella and Rain Boots!
Here are the Gina K. Designs Products that I used for this card!
*Stamp Set - “Rainy Day Divia” By: Beth Corbari
*Pure Luxury Card Stock- Sweet Mango, Blue Lagoon, Ocean Mist, and Layering Weight
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx ( Greeting), Ocean Mist (Back Ground)
 Also - Cheery Lynn Circles, Stacking, Layering, & Inverted Scallop Dies  Momentos-Black ink for image
 Copic Markers, Bling & Ribbon from my stash, Wink Of Stella for the Umbrella, and rain boots, and her lips. 
  A Tear Drop or Rain Drop Stencil Not sure who it is by!


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
 


I apologize for the winners post being late. 

There were so many fantastic entries with this challenge, 
our thanks to all who participated!!

Random Winner 
for Kat's Scrappiness

Nonni -Runaway Cards  with this awesome card.  
 Congratulations Nonni, be sure to send Peggy your mailing address so you can get your gift certificate.  

Random Winner
for Sparkle n Sprinkle

Lillian - Lillian's Leisure  - with this beautiful card. 
Congratulations Lillian, be sure to send Peggy your mailing address so you can get your gift certificate. 

And now, the TOP 3
In No Particular Order

Gracie  - with her Gorgeous Spring/Easter Card

Lucy - with her Adorable Card that just emanates Spring.

Theresa - with her Beautiful Spring Bouquet.

Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge and display it on your blog! 









Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hello,  Lisa Babitz & Peggy Timmerman here.  We will be your Hosts and Designers for this week. We look forward to seeing your creations for this challenge.  


We also welcome our new sponsor for every 4th week of the month... Kat Scrappiness.

Challenge

The challenge this week is Springtime.  
This Weeks Sponsor is

Kat Scrappiness
http://www.katscrappiness.com/

Kat stocks the products that she loves and uses as well as what her customers request.  If you don't see it in her store, feel free to contact her.  She is happy to do special orders for you!

DISCOUNT CODE for The Mod Squad Challenge: MSC10

  
Prize

$15 Gift Card to Kat Scrappiness
Lisa's Cards


 
The stamp set used for this card is from Newton's Nook Designs called Newton's Birthday Bash.


For this card, Lisa used the Newton’s Nook Designs – Bunny Hop stamp set along with the Gina Marie Designs – 4×4 Stitched Quilt Die #2.  For more information, please visit her blog:  "I Played With Paper Today!".


Our Second Sponsor is Sparkle N Sprinkle

Be sure to check them out - they have FREE SHIPPING! Their stamps are made right here in Florida and they make their own awesome glitter!


https://www.kitchensinkstamps.com/

 Prize
Pick up to $15 worth of digital stamps from any category HERE

Peggy's Card


I used Spring Florals Set from Sparkle n Sprinkle for this card. There are several different florals with this set.  I added stickles to the Hydrageas and leaves for some sparkle.  

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.
  • 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
 


It was so fun to see all your colorful entries this week. 
What happy cards you made!!!

Random Winner 
for Kitchen Sink Stamps
Zelda -  with this awesome card.
 Congratulations Zelda, be sure to send Judy your email address 
so you can get your gift certificate. 
Rainbow Friendship Card 

Random Winner
for Inspired by Stamping
  Gail S - with this beautiful card. 
Congratulations Gail, be sure to send Joyce your mailing address 
so you can get your gift certificate.
 
 

And now, the TOP 3
In No Particular Order

KandA - with this cute, whimsical card

Cimbacreativefun - with this stunning creation
 

Kathy - with her great take on a rainbow 


Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge! 
















Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hello, Judy Woodland and Vicki Dutcher here, and it's time for  a new Mod Squad Challenge. It's March, and that mean's St. Patrick's Day, and that means Leprechauns, and that mean's pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. So.....you are invited to paint a rainbow on your card. 

CHALLENGE

You don't necessarily have to do an actual rainbow, but you must use rainbow colors - red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. Have fun, we can't wait to see your bright, beautiful creations.

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.

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


Here is a sample for you:
I made this Mandela style design using the Kitchen Sink Stamp Set called Pretty Tear Drops. This set has so many possibilities for design and pattern. I used 11 different colors of ink on this one. It was so much fun!!!! I also used a couple of stamps from the Nesting Dolls set and the Friends of the Moon set. Both of those have little stamps that are perfect for making patterns. The greeting is from the fabulous new set called Make a Big Statement.

 Here's a close up of the dimension I achieved with 
fussy cutting and pop dots:
These are the Ingredients:
GKD Inks In:
Red Hot, Tomato Soup, Sweet Mango,Sweet Corn
Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green
Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea, Wild Lilac, Black Onyx
Memento Inks In:
Cantaloupe, Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies
GKD White, Black Onyx and Turquoise Sea Card Stock
Spellbinders Lacy Circle Die
MFT Stitched Circle Die
Sash Gems and Flower Punch for Corners



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 OUR SECOND SPONSOR is Inspired by Stamping

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.
  
Prize

$24 Gift certificate for the STORE.

Vicki's Card

I used Inspired By Stamping Friends Forever and Summer Baskets.
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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
  • 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

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.

Thanks to all who played along!  The Gallery was filled with beautiful shades of green!

Stay tuned as we are mere moments away from a brand new Challenge!

BUT first our winners!

 
This weeks 1st RANDOM WINNER is:


#19 Melissa SunshineHoneyBee


 
 
 
2nd RANDOM WINNER is:
 
 
#33 Zelda
 
 
 
You have both won a $15 Gift Certificate from CAS-ual Fridays
Stamps!!!
 
Please email Donna to make arrangements for your prizes, as Joyce is still recovering from surgery.
 

TOP 3 IN RANDOM ORDER

#26 Bobbi's Treasure 

 
 
 
#38 Jane Sirak

 
 
 
#23 Gail Scott



Congratulations to all!  Be sure to grab your Badge.






Tuesday, March 15, 2016

I (Joyce Erb) was reluctant to post since I don't want to take away from the challenge. But I am so darn excited. I was chosen as a semifinalist for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team. They ask you to vote for your favorite 5. I have a bunch of samples on my blog PAPER FINESSE lots of pics there.

VOTING ENDS MARCH 25 - Friday. Heartfelt Creations has voting open so if you haven't voted yet, please pick 5 ladies including me...JOYCE ERB LOL.

"We would love to have you participate and vote your 5 favorite semifinalists. Review each one of their blogs and then CLICK HERE to submit your vote. Voting ends on March 25th, 2016."

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Happy Wednesday!


Donna Phelan here hosting this week's Challenge.  Hope you find some time to play along!

Challenge.....It IS Easy Being GREEN!

The challenge this week...is to make a card that incorporates all shades of GREENYou may also use neutral colors in Black, White and Kraft.....but that's it!

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

1st Card
 

I used the fabulous stamp set, Casual Comfort on this card.  Inks in Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz.  3 small Adhesive Rhinestones for accents.
 
2nd Card
 


This card also uses the Casual Comfort stamp set and the matching dies Casual Trees.  I inlaid the die cut for this card.  Inks also in Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz.   One large Adhesive Rhinestone and a wee bit of Ribbon for accents.
 

 
 
Casual Comfort

 
Casual Trees




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.
  • 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
 


Kathy and I had a lot of fun with your fantastic entries in this challenge, 
our thanks to all who participated!!

Random Winner 
Gina K Designs
#38 Janis was the lucky winner of Gina K Designs prize pack of goodies. Love the CAS design done in Glitter.  Congrats to you.  Be sure to send your email address to Barbara Campbell for your gift certificate. 
  
 
Random Winner
for One Happy Cut  
#25 Rae Ann With this cute cat on a sunflower card. Congrats to you.  Be sure to send your email address to Barbara Campbell for your gift certificate. 
And now, the TOP 3
In No Particular Order
 
 
   Ellibelle with this sweet cute image of an elephant and flower.   

                         Heidi with the softly colored bird 


    Mervie from Finland with this cute cat in a bouquet of tulips

 
Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge and display it on your blog!