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Thursday, October 30, 2014


One of our own isn't feeling well....so we're a bit late with the challenge.  But no worries....I've got one for you that's FESTIVE and FUN!!!!!!

It's my FAVORITE time of year!!!!  Holiday time!!!!  Now we will have several different holiday challenges over the next couple of months.....but I'm kicking them off with this:


From Millan.Net

Yep.....Blue Christmas!!!!! 


 Stamps: Winter Cheer STV Kit
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Ocean Mist
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Accessories: GKD Twine; Spellbinders Dies; Twill; Pearls; EF


I made this card with our newest Stamp TV Kit - Winter Cheer!!!!  Yep....you know it's a fave of mine!!!  I love blue and white Christmas cards....and pearls....and dainty....and layers.....and yep!  LOL  So....get creative with it....have fun....and show off some Blue Christmas designs!!! 

A prize.....let's see.....a Grab Bag of holiday stamping goodies.  I promise it will be a good one!  ;)


-Please create a new card/project for each challenge.

-You may use any vendors/products.

-Our challenges may be combined with up to 4 other challenges, so to be eligible for any prizes and Pinning to our Pinterest Board, you can have a total of 5 challenges you've entered. We rely on the honor system so please be honest.



~ Lee ~ 


 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Well, this is so hard!!!! I can honestly say that I loved every single one of the cards you guys showed me this week. Guess it's because if it's your favorite, you can't go wrong. It's so hard to chose, but chose I must, so here are some of MY favorites. I couldn't pick just 3, so here are 4 that I really liked:

First up is Donna's beautiful card. She is the Queen of Layering, and she has outdone herself here. I love all the patterns and texture, and her tree is just so festive!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hey Fun Seekers~
Judy Woodland here, and I'm so happy to be hosting this week here at the Mod Squad Challenge. Thanks, Lee, for inviting me! It's an honor!!

I really debated about what to have you all do for this week's challenge, there are so many possibilities. So I decided to give you free rein to do whatever you want!!! The only thing I ask is that you create your most very favorite kind of card. That's all....the rest is up to you. Show me what you like to do best.

One of my all-time favorite things is a watercolor background. I love the way watercolor is so unique, every card is different. I have just received some new-to-me watercolors called Brusho Crystal Colors. They are watercolors, but in a tiny crystal form. When you sprinkle the crystals on water saturated paper, they burst into the most AMAZING patterns. I am sharing a link to a YouTube video that shows some of what this product can do.

Here's the card I made with them:
Now mind you, I haven't had these very long, so I'm kind of a novice. But it's so much fun to see the colors bloom. I used GKD Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Blue Raspberry card stock, along with white watercolor paper. The snowflakes were stamped with GKD Snowflake and Let It Snow stamp sets, and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I did the embossing after I let the watercolors dry. Then I stamped the sentiment on some vellum, embossed it with white powder, and created a "belly band" around the card front. I like to use vellum because it doesn't cover up any of the pretty images underneath.

So that's it. Now let me see your all-time favorite kind of card, be it a technique, color, layout, or whatever else you may love. And for the winner of this week's challenge, I'll send you a grab bag with some fun paper crafting stuff.

Ok, here are the rules:

-Please create a new card/project for each challenge.

-You may use any vendors/products.

-The host/hostess will choose 3 winners.

-All 3 cards will be pinned to our Mod Squad Challenge Blog Pinterest Board (follow the link on the right column) and when there is a craft prize the host/hostess will choose one from among those 3 winning cards. The winners will be announced in a separate post that will go up on Tuesdays before the next challenge post goes up. Any winners of craft prizes have 1 week to respond to claim the prize. Prizes that are unclaimed will be offered again on another challenge.

-Our challenges may be combined with up to 4 other challenges, so to be eligible for any prizes and Pinning you can have a total of 5 challenges you've entered. We rely on the honor system so please be honest.
I can't wait to see what you come up with - I know it will be hard to choose a winner!!!



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hi everyone!  It was a quiet week for entries since I put up the post late, but, WOW, you all made some beautiful cards!  Here's just a few...

First is Lisa's card - I really like how clean and classy her layers are, and the wooden button fits in so well with her theme.


Next we have Dawn S. with this bright and fun design...  I like how she pulled the circle shape from the button into the rest of her design with the enamel dots.



Finally, our winner this week is Theresa with this adorable card.  She used the button as a wheel for her wheelbarrow.  TOO cute!!


Theresa, if you'll email me at thestampersstitches at gmail.com and give me your mailing address I'll put some goodies in the mail to you!

Thanks so much for playing everyone!  We'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge!!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

 Hi everyone!  First, I am SO sorry this is late!!  I came down with a horrible cold yesterday and TOTALLY forgot to post the challenge.  And it's a sneak peek card, too, of a new set that will be released tonight at Gina K Designs along with a new Frame Fillers set and a new Stamp TV kit!!!  Be sure to join us over on Stamp TV at 7:00 PM Central!

OK, on to this week's challenge...  Use a real button on your project.

This week I would like you to create a card with a button on it.  A real button, not just a paper one, or in your image.  The prize will be a little grab bag of goodies from my stamp room...  buttons included!


Stamps:  Peace & Joy; Frame and Filler
Paper:  GKD Dark Chocolate, Ivory; Blizzard Patterned Paper
Ink:  GKD Black Onyx, Warm Cocoa (stamped off once), Memento Black
Accessories:  GKD Dark Chocolate Button, Silver Metallic String, Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Rectangle, Distress Markers

Ok, here are the rules:

-Please create a new card/project for each challenge.

-You may use any vendors/products.

-The host/hostess will choose 3 winners.

-All 3 cards will be pinned to our Mod Squad Challenge Blog Pinterest Board (follow the link on the right column) and when there is a craft prize the host/hostess will choose one from among those 3 winning cards. The winners will be announced in a separate post that will go up on Tuesdays before the next challenge post goes up. Any winners of craft prizes have 1 week to respond to claim the prize. Prizes that are unclaimed will be offered again on another challenge.

-Our challenges may be combined with up to 4 other challenges, so to be eligible for any prizes and Pinning you can have a total of 5 challenges you've entered. We rely on the honor system so please be honest.

-The Mod Squad challenges are open until the following Monday night so we have time to choose and post winners.

-Winners will be chosen from among the entries submitted in time.



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boy! I got so busy with Gina K Design Release Party this week and Halloween family party stuff I completely forgot to pick my winners! Forgive me? AND it is sooo hard to do, because they all are so excellent! BUT, after much agony, I have 3 winners!

Third Place:

Lisa Babitz!


I just love every bit of it! The warm colors, and those leaves look real!!

















Second Place:

Barbara Campbell!!


What's not to love about this? The copper leaves...and that rafia ribbon, which yall KNOW I LOVE! :D

















AND finally, First Place goes to..............:

Karen McAlpine


I absolutely love this! From the colors Karen used to that scrumptous sheer ribbon!


















This wasnt a prize week, but I'd love to send our First Place winner a little something from my craft room! Just send me an email at ckat41@gmail.com and Ill get a little something in the mail for ya!

Thanks again to all of you for playing along! Cant wait to see what all you do this week with the challenge too!

Cat

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Hey y'all! I bet you can guess by the title what this week's challenge will be! Yes, you are to make a tag! You can do either way too. You can make just a tag, any size, or do as I have done, attached one by using a little pocket on the card.



Here is the card with the tag pulled out and this picture below is with the tag in its little pocket!


For my card I used the StampTV kit, The Simple Things:
the Simple Things STV Kit

I also used some papers from the Fight Like a Girl paper pack...did a bit of sponging onto some emboss resist cardstock and but the post out (actually did that first, lol!) The imagine on the tag is colored with chalk using EKsuccess chalks and holders. And thats about it, besides slappin on the glue and pop dots! :D

Ok, it's your turn now! Let us see your tags!!!

Find below all the small print, and rules.

:D

-Please create a new card/project for each challenge.

-You may use any vendors/products.

-Our challenges may be combined with up to 4 other challenges, so to be eligible for any prizes and Pinning to our Pinterest Board, you can have a total of 5 challenges you've entered. We rely on the honor system so please be honest.

(p.s. So sorry this is late! Hope you enjoy it though )









Wednesday, October 8, 2014

From Millan.Net

Well Ohhhh Myyyyy Laaaands!!!!!!!   This has to be the PRETTIEST pink thumbnail gallery EVER!!!!  You all are so amazing, and so giving and very, very special....don't ever forget that!!!!  What was I thinking have a pink challenge and then expecting to be able to choose winners?????

From Millan.Net

Seriously!!!  I do sooo love them all and I love the spirit and love behind each and every card!!!!  But I forced myself to choose only 3....because if I didn't stop at 3 I'd just choose them all!!!

So here are the amazing winners......

Judy with this gorgeous watercoloring....




Gracielle with these beautiful metallic flowers.....



Cindy with this exquisitely detailed floral beauty.......


And the winner is..... Cindy Horvath.....  please e-mail me so I can get that $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate to you!!!!!

Thank you ALLLLL so much for playing along with us!!!  We so enjoy you and your amazing cards and appreciate you all for playing along with us!!!!  This month is especially meaningful for encouragement and card-giving to bring smiles and hugs!!!  And you all make such a difference for so many people by this kindness!!!  Sending you all Crafty Hugs!!!!!

~ Lee ~

Thursday, October 2, 2014



Oh wow....with so much happening and a special Gina K Designs release and Stamp Out Cancer Event on Stamp TV.....I forgot to put up the Mod Squad Challenge!!!!  LOL


Well in following with the very important theme of cancer awareness.....that's what this challenge is this week.  PINK!!!!!!

From Millan.Net

For one of the many challenges we'll be hosting for a full week at Stamp TV....I made this card....



I used the new release Gina K set Fight Like A Girl and matching dp.  I glittered up the butterfly and of course had to add just a touch of bling you know!  ;)

So the challenge this week is to use PINK!  Any pink, any way!!!  I'm  adding an extra day to play since this went up a day late too...so come on and show me what you can do with pink!!!  Remember you can combine this challenge with up to 4 others....so get your crafty mojo flowing!!!

Since this is the first week of the month....the FABULOUS prize is an awesome $50 gift certificate to Gina K. Designs!!!!!


-Please create a new card/project for each challenge.

-You may use any vendors/products.

-Our challenges may be combined with up to 4 other challenges, so to be eligible for any prizes and Pinning to our Pinterest Board, you can have a total of 5 challenges you've entered. We rely on the honor system so please be honest.





And check out the Stamp TV Stamp Out Cancer forum for all the fun challenges there over the next several days with some amazing designs and inspiration and prizes!!!



~ Lee ~