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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Joyce here with you this week. The challenge is to make an Easter card or project. We have a sponsor so as always if you use a sponsor image you get an extra entry. Just add MSC in front of the link name. I took some screenshots to show you where, check "How To Add A Link" page. Hope you have fun! I know some of you still have snow...ugh!! Maybe this will cheer you up:-)


We have Sparkle N Sprinkle as our sponsor this week. 
Be sure to check them out they have FREE SHIPPING! The stamps are made here in Florida and they make the fabulous glitter too!

PRIZE
 Up to $15 for a digital image or set of your choice

 I used the Easter Bunny & Chicks digital image for my card.


 Sparkle N Sprinkle Easter Bunny & Chicks
Spellbinders Decorative Elements Floral Ovals Die
Pattern Paper Gina K Delicate Essentials
Pure Luxury Cardstock
Fiscars Butterfly punch
Flower Soft (bunnies tail)
Copic Markers
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 

-Include a link back to this challenge page -You may enter as many challenges as you like -Enter as many times as you'd like


-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 -On sponsored weeks or any host/hostess give away weeks, the winner will be selected using a random generator.  Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)
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
REMEMBER You must be a "Follower" (click the "Join This Site" blue button in the right sidebar) of this blog to be eligible to win (I do check)




A big thanks to all the participants. I know it was really a challenge this week but you all really stepped it up. WOW, there were a lot of really creative entries.

Please tell your friends and pass along the link:-) We have great prizes to give away and wonderful sponsors.



RANDOM WINNER!

Cimbalo with her beautiful bouquet
Be sure to send me your mailing address
 


TOP 3 
In no particular order



Lisa with her beautiful layout and design
Cindy had a really creative use of magazine pages


Donna's very unique way to use magazine pages

Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Come join the conversation at The Mod Squad Challenge Facebook Group. Lots of tips on this technique!

Good morning! Judy Woodland here for another Mod Squad challenge. This week we are going to do something different. I am challenging you to use a magazine, gift catalog, or any other periodical you may have lying around. 

Something from a magazine has to be somewhere on your card. You can use it just as a background, as in this card where I used a seed catalog and cut out a lovely floral image. It is layered on GKD Wild Orchid, Black Onyx and White card stock, and the stamp is from Inspired By Stamping, Beautiful Iris. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits.


Or, you can do a little fussy cutting, as I have done here on this next card. For this one I cut out a stone brooch and some metal jewelry leaves I found in a gift catalog. It's adhered to a piece of GKD Ivory card stock and layered on GKD Sweet Mango card stock. The flourishes are by HOTP, and the sentiment is from GKD Lovely Labels stamp set. The stamped images are heat embossed with GKD gold embossing powder.



 GKD Lovely Labels 
HOTP Flourishes

Now if you want to get really creative, you can fussy cut a whole bunch of different shapes and make a collage or scene, as I have done with this last card. For this one I used my Brusho Crystal Colors and a white gel pen to make the starry background, and found several shapes and images for the scene. The greeting is from GKD Fanciful Tags stamp set.
 


GKD Fanciful Tags
Brushos  Crystal Colors
White gel pen

So have some fun with it, you may never look at a magazine in the same way again!! And just a tip - if you glue your magazine image to a piece of card stock before you fussy cut you will have something that's a little more substantial to work with. 


There are no bonus entries this week (no sponsor) Remember you can use any vendors image to qualify for the prize.

Prize  (new, unopened):
 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 

-Include a link back to this challenge page -You may enter as many challenges as you like -Enter as many times as you'd like


-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 -On sponsored weeks or any host/hostess give away weeks, the winner will be selected using a random generator.  Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)
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



A big thanks to all the participants. Please tell your friends and pass along the link:-) We have great prizes to give away and wonderful sponsors.


RANDOM WINNER!
Donna's number came up with this gorgeous card:




TOP 3 
in no particular order

Shawna, with her use of Perfect Pearls 




Ceal, with the gorgeous layout






Elly with all her layers of goodies




Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The challenge this week is to use a flower as a focal point. We look forward to seeing all your great entries. Be sure to "Join this site" to qualify for the random drawing.

We have a sponsor this week, it's Melanie Muenchinger from Hands. Head and Heart. She is an illustrator and designer for Gina K Designs. 

For the bonus entry you need to use one of Melanie's stamps not just any StampTV stamp:-) Remember you can use any vendors image to qualify for the prize.
Melanie's Stamp Sets

The prize this week is:

Cardmaker's newest Special issue Beautiful Blooms. 50 projects and techniques for creating handmade flowers, 114 pages. It's really fabulous, lots of materials and ways I'd never seen before. 
Melanie will even autograph her entry if you'd like. 

Melanie did a video using this same flower. The funny thing is, she didn't know it was the one I was using. Here is a link to check it out.

Here is my first card: 

I watercolored everything, please visit Paper Finesse


Gina K Stately Flowers 4
Gina K Stampers Favorite  

Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink
 Distress Inks for the background
Tim Holtz watercolor paper


Second card, full details at Paper Finesse

Gina K Stately Flowers 4
 
Pure Luxury Tomatoe soup, Grass Green
 Distress Inks for the background

Gina K White Pigment Ink 
Gina K Burlap 
Anna Griffin wood frame


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 

-Include a link back to this challenge page -You may enter as many challenges as you like -Enter as many times as you'd like

-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 -On sponsored weeks or any host/hostess give away weeks, the winner will be selected using a random generator.  Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)
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




A big thanks for all the great entries! We had the most entries yet...70! Tell your friends:-)


RANDOM WINNER!
Alicia with this lovely card:



Alicia please send your address to me (Joyce).



TOP 3 
in no particular order

Kamila, with her colorful creation



Donna, with he fabulous layers of ink.





Pamellia, with her incredible grunge or steampunk



Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge!





Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wow, what a great turn out we had last week. Let's do it again:-) 

This week the challenge is to MAKE A BACKGROUND, not pattern paper. You can use ink, watercolor, markers, crayons, stencils, stamps....well you get the idea. Basically anything but Pattern paper.

This is a sponsor week with Gina K Designs and StampTV!
Remember you can use any image to qualify for the prize. But if you use a Gina K Designs stamp then you get a second entry by adding MSC in front of the link name when you submit your card.
 
http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/

PRIZE
A grab bag of stamps and goodies!

I finally made a Bokeh background technique. A before photo and instructions are posted on my blog Paper Finesse.  I stamped the Gina K Designs butterfly on vellum with Versamark and embossed.



Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink
Mother Of Pearl card base
Bokeh Technique for Background 
Distress Inks for the background
Pan Pastels over the sentiment


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 
-Include a link back to this challenge page
-You may enter as many challenges as you like
-Enter as many times as you'd like
-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 -On sponsored weeks or any host/hostess give away weeks, the winner will be selected using a random generator.  Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)
Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)








A big thanks for all the great entries! Susan said she had a hard time picking the top 3!


RANDOM WINNER!
VICKI with this lovely card:


Vicki, go to Sparkle N Sprinkle and pick out any digital stamp or set UP TO $15 and send your request to me (Joyce). You can pick from any digital category.




TOP 3 
in no particular order

Cathy, with her colorful creation


Martha, with her great die cuts


Shona, with her beautiful flowers


Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge!