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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hi, it's Peggy Timmerman here and it's my week to host a new challenge.  I personally have a harder time with masculine cards than others so I thought it would be good practice to make that our challenge this week.  Since I have two brothers with birthdays in January, let's make it.........

Challenge

Masculine Birthday 

 Our Sponsor is Sparkle N Sprinkle

Be sure to check them out, their stamps are made 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

My Cards


I made these two cards using this cute digi, Happy-Digital Stamp Set 595. It has a sentiment with it that says, "Cruisin' in to wish you a Happy Day."  The first is a swing card made using a Cricut Design Space file and paper from my stash.  I got inspiration for the second on Pinterest.  Be sure to go to Sparkle N Sprinkle and look at all the products they have for your inspiration.

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
  • Enter as many times as you'd 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 use any of the sponsor's image/product. Instructions are HERE






It was so much fun seeing how creative everyone was with this challenge!!! There were over 100 entries! Apparently everyone was focused on hearts and love this week!


Random Winner 
for Kitchen Sink Stamps

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

Roberta, with this wonderful card. 
Congratulations Roberta, be sure to send Joyce your mailing address so you can get your gift certificate. 


And now, the TOP 3
In No Particular Order

Laurie, with this wonderful layout and handmade embellishment
Handmade embellishment

Karen, with all her beautiful collage and gorgeous layering

 Susan, with her whimsical bright colors

Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge! 









Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hello, Judy Woodland here, and it's time for  a new Mod Squad Challenge. I'd like to welcome the fabulously talented Vicki Dutcher to our group of Mod Squad Challenge Hosts. Vicki will be sharing her wonderful creations showcasing our second sponsor, Inspired by Stamping. More about this down the way.

Now to the challenge. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to make a Valentine's Day card. You have license to make anything you please, but keep Valentine's Day in mind.  This way you will have at least one done!!! And if you don't really celebrate Valentine's Day, just include a HEART or the word LOVE somewhere on your card. Easy peasy.

This week our sponsor is the wonderful stamp company  

 

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.

       ***On a special note,  Kitchen Sink Stamps has just presented their new release, so make sure and go check out their wonderful BRAND NEW stamp sets.***


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:


For this card I used the fabulous Kitchen Sink Stamp Set called
 3 Step Daisy. This set has 3 different daisy flowers, plus a cute little lady bug, and some fantastic sayings as well. It is a 3-step stamp, so you really get a lot of dimension.

Here's a close up:


These are the ingredients: 
GKD White and Black Card Stock
Lady Bug & Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink
GKD Cranberry Tart, Fresh Asparagus and Jellybean Green Inks
 Sizzix Mixed Media Die
HOTP Love and 5 Hearts Die
Black Irresistible Pico Embellisher 
Judy Dots 

And now:
                    heeeeere's Vicki.............

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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.
  
Prize

$24 Gift certificate for the STORE. For those of you outside the US, that works out to any stamp set under $15 and $8 for shipping.
My Card


I used the newly released Inspired By Stamping set; 
My Valentine's.

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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
  • Enter as many times as you'd 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.



Wow such a beautiful gallery filled with Friendship cards.  
 
We have 2 RANDOM WINNERS each receiving a $15 Gift Certificate from

Be sure to email Joyce to ge your certificates sent.
 
First Random WINNER


#16 Zelda
Second Random WINNER
# 7 Bonnie

Zelda and Bonnie you have each won a $15 Gift Certificate to

 

TOP 3 IN RANDOM ORDER


Early Morning Crafts with this glorious gardening themed card



Ann Chuang with this beautiful shaped card



Theresa with this gorgeous Red Cardinal card


Congratulations to all of the winners and again, thanks to all who participated!

Be sure to grab your badge! 






Wednesday, January 13, 2016

 I'd like to welcome Donna to the host team! I'd also like to welcome a new sponsor for 2016 - CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps! You can find host and sponsor info in the links above. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, we will be having some special giveaways there this year.

Good Morning, Donna Phelan here! 

So HAPPY to be amongst our wonderful Hostesses, haven't they created a wonderful start to the New Year?!

Challenge

The challenge this week is all about Friendship.  You may make any style card, just make sure you incorporate 'friend' in there!.

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 Cards Use Stamps & Dies From The Girlfriend Collection

http://www.cas-ualfridaysstamps.com

Donna's Blog


Vellum


I was inspired by that old Girl Scout song, make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.  

Double Stitched Ribbon.

 

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
  • Enter as many times as you'd 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
 






Leslie and I had a blast with this challenge and we enjoyed working together as Co-Hosts.  It made picking the top three a little easier, but not much.  Lol We have two winners this week as there are two sponsors.
                                                               Random Winners
First Random Winner is...........
Anything Goes Ombre 
Laurie Pickerel with this card.
                        You have won a  A PRIZE PACK of Gina K goodies.


Second Random Winner is............
                                          
                                            Andrea ( Crafty name KandA)with the card.
                      You have won a A $15 gift certificate from One Happy Cut

    Congratulations you lucky ladies and be sure to contact Joyce for your prizes. 

TOP 3

In No Particular Order

Jane with the ombre panel
 
 

Zelda with this warm ombre card 

 Just Because 

Aileen with a great tutorial on making more than one ombre card 

 
 

Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge! 

 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hello, it's Barbara Campbell and Leslie Turner here to welcome you to another year of the Mod Squad challenge.  We have lots of stuff jammed into this year, so keep watching and participating.

The challenge this week...is to use the OMBRE Technique on your project. Since we are all getting over the holidays, I thought an easy challenge was in order. This technique is simply having colors or tones that shade into each other, according to Webster's. 


1st Sponsor this week 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 PRIZE PACK of Gina K goodies. You can see an example of prizes in the GKD Prize Pack link.

Barbara's card
 
I did the Ombre technique on my background panel.
For this card I used GKD card stock in White and Dusty Sage.
I accomplished the OMBRE technique with distressed inks in Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio and Forest Moss.
The stamp sets are GKD Peace and Joy, and Poster Board Sentiments.  
I needed a maculine birthday card and I think this fits the bill.  The brown gingham ribbon was in a gift bag that I won from STV and the buckle and brad are from my stash.   


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2nd Sponsor is One Happy Cut
http://www.onehappycut.com/

Prize
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. 

USA orders above $35 ship totally FREE while orders below that ship for only $3.95.

International orders above $50 ship totally FREE while orders below that ship for only 6.50.



Leslie's card

I created a shabby chic birthday card featuring two dies from One Happy Cut - the Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame and the Precious Marieke Grass Border. 


I created my ombre background with Brusho crystals (Scarlet) and varying amounts of water on watercolor paper. For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at LoveTo Scrap! 



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
  • Enter as many times as you'd 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
 

You all knocked it out of the park again making it difficult to choose the top 3. Of course the winner is easy to pick...we use Random.org for that!

Since it is now 2016 there are a few changes already and more to come. Be sure to check out the sponsors links above. I'll also be adding a Hosts/Designer page soon. We will have 2 prizes every week (just a few spots open yet).

We will also be running some random giveaways from the Hosts/Designers stashes on The Mod Squad Facebook group so be sure to follow! https://www.facebook.com/groups/modsquadchallenge/

OK, enough chitter chatter for now...on to the winner

Random Winner

Donna, using cute butterfly dies
 
TOP 3
In No Particular Order

Pamillia, with her gorgeous layered dies. 


 


Joan with her dimension art piece
 


Tammy with her whimsical card

 
Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge!