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Wednesday, April 27, 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 Mother's Day.
  
This Weeks Sponsor is 


Kat Scrappiness

http://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 Card



For this card sample, Lisa used stamps from the Newton's Nook Designs - Versatile Vases stamp set along with dies from the Gina Marie Designs - Stitched Rectangle Dies set and the Happy Mother's Day border die by Lawn Fawn.  For more details, 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 Daisies - Digistamp Set from Sparkle n Sprinkle for this card. I colored it with Promarkers, then added tiny beads to the centers of some of the flowers for my 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
 


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It was so much fun to see what you created with water this week. 
There were some really wonderful entries!!

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

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

And now, the TOP 3
In No Particular Order


Mindy, with this amazingly colored card
 Lawn Fawn - Easy tips on coloring water using Copic Markers

Tammy, with these wonderful water colors

Diane, with this adorable creation
 


Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge! 


















Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hello, Judy Woodland and Vicki Dutcher here, and it's time for  a new Mod Squad Challenge. It's April, bringing with it spring showers and the promise of new things growing.
The Challenge
Our challenge to you is to incorporate water in some way on your card. You may do this through water images such as raindrops, or use water-based mediums such as water colors. You get the idea.

This week our SPONSOR is the wonderful stamp company  

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

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:


These cute little images are from the Kitchen Sink stamp set  Multi-Step Rubber Ducky.  I just think they are the cutest things ever! Here I used a die from Simon Says Stamp, Ring Frames. The background was watercolored with Brushos and sprinkled with salt for a nice texture. To finish it off I attached some sparkly sequins I filled with Glossy Accents.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White, Lemon Yellow and Ocean Mist Card Stock
Memento Inks in:
Dandelion
Canteloupe
Morrocco
Tangelo
Rhubarb Stalk
Simon Says Stamp Ring Frame
Stash Sequins & Glossy Accents


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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.
  
The Prize
$25 Gift certificate for the STORE. That's $20 worth of product, and $5 for shipping. The April Release is going on right now!  Pop on over to Vicki's blog and see the sets being released this whole week.
Vicki's Card
 Isn't he fun!  

 This is one of the April Releases; Flamingos
[Available for purchase Friday, April 22nd.]


 I also used the IBS Fancy Label Die 2.

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.

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

Well that was a lot of FUN, hope you all enjoyed the Challenge.  What beautiful entries you all created.  Thanks for playing along. 
 
 
And a big THANK YOU to our sponsor
 
 
http://cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/


 Stay tuned we're just moments away from a brand new Challenge.

But first time to announce our lucky winners!!!

This week's  1st RANDOM WINNER is:

#12 Rahmat

 
 
Our 2nd RANDOM WINNER is:
 
#17 Johanna Rundell
 

 
 
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

#4 Kanda

 
 
 
#11 Early Morning Crafts


 
 
 
#1 Smyling Stef




Congratulations to all. Be sure to grab your badge! 






Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Happy Wednesday!

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


Challenge...Make A Negative A Positive!

The challenge this week...is to use dies and add the negative AND the positive cuts to your cards. 

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

My 1st Card 




I used the wonderful Girlfriend stamp set and the Friend die set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  I first stamped lots of colorful flowers all over the bottom portion of my card.  Inks in; Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Wild Wasabi.  Then I die cut friend out in 2 spots, top and bottom.  I added the colorful friend to the top portion offsetting the word so it pops a bit more when backed with Black card stock.  Added 2 of the sentiments from the Girlfriend set stamped in Black Licorice ink.  Tied on some Black and White Gingham ribbon and 2 adhesive Rhinestones for accents. 
 

My 2nd Card
 
 
This card also uses the Girlfriend  stamp set and the Friendly Flowers die set.  I die cut the largest flower out of my tag and then using the smaller 2 piece flower I inlaid them, filling the negative space with my positive die cuts.  Added a bit of ribbon and small stamped colored flower for accents.  Sentiment stamped in Black Licorice ink on hand cut flag banner.
 
 

 
Girlfriend
 
Friend
 
Friendly Flowers
 
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 want to send thanks to all who participated in this challenge.  We had a list as long as our arm of the ones that we liked.  Seriously! It was a job to narrow it down to just three,  We hope that you enjoyed making your projects as much as we did making the comments. 
 Still had to pick just three. 

Random Winner 
Gina K Designs
 
#14 Verna was the lucky winner of Gina K Designs $25 gift Certificate to her store.

 Congratulations, be sure to send Joyce your mailing address so you can get your gift certificates.

Random Winner
for One Happy Cut  
#28 Leanne  Congratulations, be sure to send Joyce your mailing address so you can get your $15 gift certificate. 

And now, the TOP 3
In No Particular Order

Julie with this silhouette cat looking an an amazing scene.  

 
AJ Bodine with a twinkle sky.  

Gwendolyn with the stencil and the magical soft look that she got. 

Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge!  

                                         

                                           

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Hello and welcome to another week of fun paper crafting.  Your hosts for this week are Kathy Krug and Barbara Campbell.  We thought that it was time for you to show us how you make your own background.  

It is as simple or as complicated as you want.  There are lots of ideas and techniques out there to help you.   Get to it and........
                                
CHALLENGE
SHOW US YOUR BACKGROUND

This Weeks Sponsor is Gina K Designs


http://stamptv.com

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 Gina K Designs.




This is an example of inking an embossing folder for background.  You can see Gina do it here
All card stock and ink are Gina K Designs
Stamp set is Twine Time

 

On the second card, I used Emboss Resist background
Check it out here
Stamp is Wild Blossom  
Image is heat embossing on vellum 


Second Sponsor

http://www.onehappycut.com/

The prize will be a $15 gift certificate

You will find dies from a lot of different companies here and at a great price. Their shipping is extremely reasonable. Shop here One Happy Cut  USA orders above $50 ship totally FREE while orders below that ship for only $3.95.

International orders above $85 ship totally FREE while orders below that ship for only $10.95.  

                                           Here is Kathy's card


I love texture and dimension on cards and this background technique provides both. Many die cuts can be used as a stencil also. For this card, I cut a Die-Versions Whispers bricks background and used it as a stencil to apply molding paste. You can add color to the molding paste but for this card I left it white.

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