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Wednesday, December 28, 2016



Hi there, it's Angie Cimbalo and I will be hosting this week's challenge.  This is the last challenge for 2016 and also the last one on this website.  The winner's post will be posted on January 3rd, here on this website, but after that all new challenges will be on our new website:  
Be sure to follow us via email at the new site so you don't miss anything! 


We hope you can join  the FUN this week and during the new year!
    Happy New Year! 

Challenge

The challenge this week is 
Warm and Toasty - Come in from the Cold!
I can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge theme!


Mod Squad Challenge 
Welcomes a new sponsor:

Tupelo Designs LLC

Tupelo Designs LLC is an online craft store carrying everything you need! Stocked with products from a huge variety of craft manufacturers they offer outstanding customer service and they have

FREE SHIPPING WITH NO MINIMUM PURCHASE (WITHIN THE US) ON ALL PRODUCTS IN THE STORE and reduced rate shipping on all international orders too!

Discounted shipping rates to Canada and the rest of the world are listed HERE.
  
Check out their huge range of products, including latest releases from all your favorites manufacturers!

 Prize

$25 Gift Card to Tupelo Designs LLC

Angie's First Card


My first card was made with MFT Let's Get Toasty set and the envelope was made with Altenew's Happy Mail set.  The MFT Let's Get Toasty set is so versatile - you can use it in the winter and in the summer for camping cards too!


I stamped roasting sticks and sentiment in Hero Arts black ink, the flames in Fired Brick Distress Ink and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink  then then and fussy cut the marshmallows and colored them with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol Mineral Spirits.  The gray snowflake patterned paper is from my stash.  I used my ATG gun to glue the top panels together, then to the card base.  One marshmallow was popped up with pop dots.  I finished the card off with Wink of Stella.


Angie's 2nd Card



My second card was made with Concord & 9th Cozy Up Stamps and matching dies and the envelope was made with Altenew's Happy Mail set.  I stamped sentiment and cups with their names in Hero Arts black ink then die cut them.  Then I colored them with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol Mineral Spirits.  The snowflake washi tape is from my stash.  I used my ATG gun to put the coffee cups on the corners.  

I have one more picture showing both sides of the envelopes - there are SO many cute stamps in this Altenew's Happy Mail set!  
Check out the stamps I used from that set on the envelopes!



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 Little Bit of Spring Challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us!!

Random Winner 
for Kitchen Sink Stamps
Gail - 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 
Lisa- with this beautiful card. 
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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

Swapna- with this beautifully colored card.
 

 Keti - such a sweet and whimsical card.

 Heidi - with this beautiful design.

 Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge!

 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Hello!!   
Judy Woodland and Vicki Dutcher here, and it's time for a 
new Mod Squad Challenge.

The Challenge
Our challenge this week is A Little Bit of Spring. We thought maybe you were tired of making fall, Christmas, and winter cards, so we are inviting you to make a card or project that is reminiscent of SPRING.

And just a reminder,  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 

WE HAVE A FEATURE VIDEO FOR USING KITCHEN SINK STAMPS HERE 
  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!


 Kitchen Sink Stamps I used:
3 Step Daisy for Greeting 
For more details, please visit my BLOG.
This is my last post as host for Kitchen Sink Stamps. It has been a great honor to represent this fantastic company!!! Starting in January the wonderful and talented Cindy Horvath will be taking the helm for KSS, however I will still be with the Mod Squad. It will be my pleasure to represent Gina K Designs, so stay tuned to see what we have in store for you on the first Wednesday of every month.

 
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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.


Vicki's Card using Inspired by Stamping Stamps

For my card today, I used Inspired By Stamping's Magnolias


This is my last card for this Design Team.  It has been my pleasure sharing Inspired By Stamping images with you over the last 12 months.



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!  Merry Merry!
 


And a big THANK YOU to our sponsor
 
http://cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/


 Time to announce our lucky winners!!!
 
 
The 1st Random Winner Is:
 
# 13 Rema DeLeeuw
 
 
 
 
The 2nd Random Winner Is:
 
# 8 Melissa SunshineHoneyBee #3
 
 
 
 
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
 
# 12 Alicia M
 
 
 
 
# 1 Gail Scott
 
 
 
 
# 10 Jane S.
 
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to all, please be sure to grab your Badge!   
 
 
 




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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The December 28th challenge will be on this site and the winner will be announced here on January 4. 

JANUARY 4 CHALLENGE will be on the new site. Same URL withoutthe blogspot:-)

http://ModsquadChallenge.com

Be sure to follow us via email at the new site so you don't miss anything. You can also join us on Facebook at  The Modsquad Challenge Group

There are expenses involved in running this site such as hosting, premium template for our platform, and the inlinkz application. Please help support us by using our Amazon Affiliate link.  And also signup for Blitzy. The links will also be on the bottom of all pages.  I need a favor, if anyone signs up and orders from Blitzy for the first time...please email me (Joyce). I want to be sure it is working:-)

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Wednesday, December 14, 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, 
Is That A Chip On Your Shoulder.....Or Card?
 
Incorporate chipboard into your project.  It could be a store bought chipboard accent or you could make your own by die or fussy cutting several layers of the same image and stacking them.  Your choice!
 
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 project:
 
 
I used the Happy Mail stamp set and matching Mailbox die from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  I also used the Casual Comfort stamp set to create my grassy lawn.  I die cut the mailbox out of Ivory card stock and then again in Brown, Silver and Red Glitter card stocks, layering them to create a nice sturdy chipboard element.  My envelopes were die cut 3 times, twice in Ivory and once in White card stocks.  I then layered them all together, colored the top ones with Copic Markers and then jazzed them all up with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I think this creates the happiest of Happy Mail!

 
Sentiment and grass stamped in Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive inks.

 
There is quite a thickness to this card.
 
So put on your thinking caps, grab your most favorite dies or sharpest scissors and get a move on!
 
This is my last 'official' Challenge Post for The Mod Squad Challenge Blog.  I have loved the past year working along with this AMAZING Design Team and hosting these Challenges, but it's time to give someone else a chance and I really just want to play along!  Thanks for all of your kindness and support it is greatly appreciated!  Don't worry I'm really not going anywhere.  Thank so much!  xoxo
 

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.
  • 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 know this is a busy time for all of us.  I sure appreciate those that took time to enter this challenge.  There are some great creations and artist out there.  Did you see some of the entries?
So, here we go with the random winner of this Challenge.
Random Winner 
of Gina K Designs prize of a $20 gift card.
#24, Maura, with this card.

Congratulations! 
Please send Joyce your email address 
so she can assist you in claiming your prize! 

And now, the TOP 3
(in no particular order)

Marianne with this beautiful gold and black snowflakes and trees.
Sylvia,  who made a snow globe with the trees and snow inside.
Rema, with a clean and simple scene. 
Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge! 


 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Welcome to the Mod Squad Challenge for this month of December.  It's Barb and I will be your host this week.  The weather is a bit chillier here this month.  Not quite ready for the snow in my yard, but on a card...... That is just fine. 
So here is my challenge. 


TREES AND SNOW!

I want to see trees and snow on your card.  Make sure that both of these are on your project.  Not so bad, right?

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.

My Card
I had a lot of fun doing this card.  All paper is from Gina K, the only paper that I use when not water coloring.  The trees are from two stamp sets, Christmas Wishes and the new kit, Home for the Holidays.  Love these trees and they are so easy to work with.  I did masking, sponging, stamping, and embossing.  I can tell you more about it on my blog

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
 


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





We had soooo many gorgeous entries!

Thanks so much to all of you for playing along!




Random Winner 
for Designs By Ryn


Heather with this adorable card



Congratulations!
Be sure to send Joyce your mailing address
so you can get your gift.


And now, the TOP 3 

In No Particular Order

Lisa  with this swinging ornament
  


Maura  with her stunning scene



Jane  with this unique Christmas card


Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge! 


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This week I am sure everyone is in full Christmas card mode. I made a non traditional sample using some great rubber stamps. Thanks to all that visited the new site coming in 2017. It is still there (modsquadchallenge.com) for viewing and commenting.

Challenge

The challenge this week is to use Dimension. It can be layers, popped up elements, media such as my Ice shavings etc.


This Weeks Sponsor



Designs By Ryn has the most gorgeous red rubber stamps! If you haven't tried any yet be sure to check out her shop
 

 Prize
http://designsbyryn.com/index.php/shop1/#!/Seahorse-Set/p/11345850/category=2574165

http://designsbyryn.com/index.php/shop1/#!/Stylized-Tree-Set/p/11345948/category=2523274



Joyce's Card

For more details be sure to visit Joyce's blog Paper Finesse


 Stamps from Designs By Ryn
 

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



So many sparkly entries this week for our 
Sparkle it Up challenge. 
Thanks so much to all of you for playing along!


Random Winner 
for Great Impressions 


Jane - with this beautiful card!



 

Congratulations!  
Be sure to send Joyce your email address 
so you can get your gift code.


Random Winner
for Sparkle N Sprinkle

Maxine - with this stunning card! 


Congratulations! 
Be sure to send Joyce your email
address so you can get your gift.   



And now, the TOP 3 
In No Particular Order



 Cathie with her amazing card!


 Maura with her beautiful card!



  Priyanka with her gorgeous frame and art!




Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge!