Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hi everyone, it's Angie Cimbalo & Joyce Erb  welcoming you to a brand new challenge this week.  We hope you can play along!


I (Joyce) am so remiss...I forgot to introduce our new addition to the Design Team. Let's welcome Angie!


Challenge

The challenge this week Teacher's Pet - Use a pet or animal on your creation.

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

Angie's Card




For my card, I used one dog from the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamp setNewton Nook’s Happy Little Thoughts for the sentiment, Kat’s Scrappiness Wonky Stitching Nesting dies and Kat Scrappiness Silver City sequin mix.  All these items are available at the Kat Scrappiness store!  I used patterned paper from my stash and Spectrum Noir markers to color the dog and to make the pink and black background on the border panel.  I added a small sequin at every point where the wonky stitched lines crossed and one for the sweet dog's tag.  Lastly I added Wink of Stella on the dog’s eyes, collar, and the wreath bow.



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

 Joyce's Card
I made the paws background and printed on my laser printer. It was then foiled with Gold. I cut the die from Gold mirror paper. The dog is Paw Prints - Digital Stamp Set 549 (also available in a stamp set) which I watercolored with Derwent watercolor pencils. I will be posting a video soon for this card so check the Sponsor page. My sentiment really isn't crooked, it was shot at an angle to get some of the shine:-)

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
 


So many wonderful cards for this week's Wedded Bliss Challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us!!

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


Random Winner
for Inspired by Stamping 
Tammy- with this adorable creation. 
 
Congratulations! Be sure to send Joyce your email 
address  so you can get your gift certificate.


And now, the TOP 3 
In No Particular Order

Hussena - with this amazing collage.
 

 Leslee - such beautiful sponging.

 Dr. Sonia - with this exquisite creation.

 Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge!

 

Wednesday, August 17, 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 make a project using at least one die cut. Remember, you can only be in the running to win if you use a die, and 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

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 Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets 3-Step Hearts and Roses and   


I also used SU Detailed Floral Thinlits and Flourish Thinlits.

***********************************************

 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
For my card I used Inspired By Stamping's newly released, Words of Inspiration, along with the Fancy Label 2 die.



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:
 
 
# 22 Sandi Pressley
 
 
 
 
 
The 2nd Random Winner Is:
 
 
#5 Gloria Lee
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
# 29 KT Fit Kitty
 
 
 
 
 
#17 Red Obsession
 

 
 
 
 
 
#33 Zelda
 

 
 
 
 
Congratulations to all, please be sure to grab your Badge!  


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

Wednesday, August 10, 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, 


Sew Easy


You must use some type of stitching on your card.  It could be from a sewing machine, or a stitched die of some sort, or even creating a hand stitched look using a white gel pen, the choice is yours.  Please label what you have used for my poor old eyes......don't make me put on my 'crafting glasses'.


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 is my first project:
 and Casual Comfort, and matching die set, Casual Trees.   This is a double layered Stitched Tag.  Inks in Pirouette Pink and Black Licorice.  Gingham Ribbon, Baker's Twine and Pink Adhesive Rhinestones as accents.
2nd Project
 
My background was created using the same stamp, Curtis Background  and ink colors.  Once mounted on black card stock I whipped out my Janome Mini sewing machine and stitched all around the edges in a deep pink thread.  Sentiment from the 3 In A Row stamp set.  I also made chipboard hearts using the matching Tic Tac Toe die.  Half a Doily, Heart Button, Baker's Twine and Pink Adhesive Rhinestone for accents.


 
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


 

So many wonderful entries this week for our  
Bordered Sentiment  challenge. 
Thanks so much to all of you, for playing along.  I bet you never knew how many flower stamps that you had, until you could  
not use them. A big thank you to our sponsors this week. 


http://stamptv.com 
and
Concord & 9th 
Now for the winners. 

Random Winner #1
 For Gina K Designs 
 
Dawn's card using a crafty theme. 
Random Winner #2
For Concord and 9th 
  
Bobbi's card that  used dies for the background. 

Congratulations! Be sure to send Joyce your email 
address  so you can get your gift certificate.
 
Now for the top three in random order. 
 
Heidi

Verna
 



Rahmat  

Congrats to all of the random winners and the top three. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

It is the first week of August and we have another challenge for you.  Cindy Horvath and Barbara Campbell are your hosts for this week.   
Challenge
The challenge this week...is to use a bordered sentiment on your project.  That sounds easy, right!  So let's make it a bit harder.  You may not use flowers.  Think outside the box for this one. 
You draw two lines on the front of your card and put your sentiment in between.  Using a mask to cover up the sentiment, continue to decorate the front of the project. When you take off the mask, the border is there.

There are lots of you tube videos on bordered sentiments. I will include one here

Remember if you do not follow the challenge, your entry will not qualify for the prize.  

 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 for the store at Gina K Designs.


Barb's  Cards
For this card I used GKD white and bubble gum pink card stock and the new stamp from GKD called Sophie Pig.  Such a cute and fun stamp set to play with. 

 

For my second card I used GKD Peace and Joy stamp set.  

 

 

 

 

 

                                    SECOND SPONSOR

 
Concord & 9th   
We are Greg and Angie, two people with a passion for crafting, design & product development. Our paths crossed in 2010, a great working relationship ensued, and five years later Concord & 9th was born. Together, we hope to inspire your creative side, and provide exciting, high-quality, and innovative products.

 Prize

$25 Gift Card to Concord & 9th Store

 Cindy's
Cards


For this card, my sentiment is "bordering" my images.  I used a fun stamp set by Concord & 9th called Sweet & Cool.  I gave my ice pops faces ranging from "Happy" to "OMG! OW!" and mounted them on a banner from the most recent Stamp of Approval kit.  This was layered over a piece of embossed card stock, and mounted to a GKD Blue Raspberry card base.  I used Copic markers to color the pops, and inks in MFT Purple Rain, and Lemon Drop, and GKD in Grass Green for the background swooshes.My sentiment is heat embossed in black, and cut into "tiles" to border the images.
                                
For my next card, I used another very well loved stamp set by Concord & 9th called Eat Cake and Celebrate.  I stamped my sentiment multiple times, cut it into a border, mounted it to GKD Black Onyx card stock, added a scalloped trim piece to the bottom, and mounted it diagonally across my card, allowing me to combine two different MFT pattered papers as my backgrounds, one of which I repeatedly stamped the cute little cupcake.   


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