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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hello, Kathy Krug and Joyce Erb as your hosts and designers representing Kat Scrappiness and Sparkle N Sprinkle.
 

  Challenge

The challenge this week is Christmas in July.

So grab your Christmas stamps and dies and get a head start on this year’s Christmas cards and qualify for a chance to win one of these wonderful prizes. Joyce and I can’t wait to see a gallery full of “Christmas Cheer”.


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
Kathy's Card

Kat's products used:
Pine Cones
Scalloped Frame Dies
This Lattice die is an alternative to what was used
Visit Kathy's blog for the details.

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 used a digi image called Christmas Greetings and printed on my laser printer. It is foiled with a holographic foil.   
Products used:
Metallic Silver Lining Nuvo Crystal Drops


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




Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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

NEW FEATURE: VIDEO
 
The Challenge
Our challenge to you this week is to make a project using kraft. You may include any other colors, but you MUST use kraft as your MAIN COLOR in order to be in the running to win.

This week our SPONSOR is the wonderful stamp company  

  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!

Kitchen Sink Stamps used:

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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

I used Inspired By Stamping Sun Ripened Pear stamp set.


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
  • 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

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.

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



Hi, this is Joyce. I wanted to tell you about the videos I am making using our sponsor products! We appreciate them so much and this is a way to help support them. Be sure to check the Sponsors pages because some have discount codes.

Now I don't have a specific schedule so be sure to follow by email to receive a notice with new postings.

The first video uses Kitchen Sink Stamps & Gina K Inks. I have RA so my hands are not pretty:-) I give tips of workarounds I use for weak hands. I love techniques and different media.

Build A Scene




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:
 
#3 VA's Creative Clutter
(Verna)
 
 
 
 
The 2nd Random Winner Is:
 
 
#14 Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)
 

 
 
 
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
 
# 8 Dianchik
 
 
 
 
#18 Zelda

 
 
 
# 9 Colour And Sparkle

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


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Happy Wednesday!

Donna Phelan here hosting this week's Challenge!  Hope you'll find some time to join in.  Grab some coffee this may take a while to explain.  :)

*NOTE* Hi, this is Joyce with a message:-) Please remember,to be considered for the random drawing you must use the challenge theme! Lately we have had to do redraws because the winner did not follow the challenge. We have these challenges to stretch your creativity and get you fabulous prizes...have fun!

Challenge

This week's Challenge is, Distress Ink Lifting! 

Distress Ink + Water = Magic!

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 1st Samples


I used the beautiful stamp set, Mon Ami and the matching die set, Mon Ami Fleur


I began swiping my Distress Inks in; Spiced Marmalade, Broken China and Peeled Paint over some textured water color paper.  Using a water brush I blended the colors together a bit.


Using these awesome dies I cut out the pretty flowers.


Using the co-ordinating stamps, Versa Mark ink and White Embossing Powder I heat set the images.  Then I began to "paint" them with water.  When you add water to Distress Inks it moves and lifts the color, creating a new look.


If you look closely, you will notice the lighter shades of colors on the tips of the petals.


How FUN is using these fancy sentiments as the stalks to my flowers?  I think they look fantastic!!!  My grass was created by using a small leaf stamp from this set.  Stamped in Black Licorice ink, off the edge of the paper, and colored with Copic Markers.

My 2nd Card


For this card I added several of the larger sentiments and one of my favorite little techniques for creating interest, paint splattering.




This card was created in the same manner, swiping Fired Brick Distress Ink all over my water color paper, and embossing in black.



No need to die cut this panel out as I decided to do the Peek A Boo technique we spotlighted in last month's Challenge.  The image is layered beneath the die cut.  I added depth and dimension using fun foam as a backing.




Here you can see the depth.



This flower I did not "paint"  I just added drops of water to the image with my brush.  It's a fun look!


I have more information over on my personal Blog,  
should you feel the need for a bit more help!



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
 



There were a lot of cute and different cards this week for the lazy days of summer.  Thank you all for playing along and showing us your ideas of lazy summer days.  It sure is a hot and sticky one here today. So let's get on with the drawings. 
 Random Winner for Gina K Designs
$20 gift certificate for the store.
Congratulations! 

Roberta Stampin Nana



Random Winner  For Great Impressions 
  
Congratulations!
Lagene

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Your prize is this stamp set. 



Congratulations, be sure to send Joyce your mailing address so you can get your gift certificates. 


And now, the TOP 3
In No Particular Order

Lucy Patrick with this cute image of a girl on the beach.

 

Michelle B.  Love your lazy day beauty!




 Lisa with these real sea shells in her shaker card. 

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Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge and display it on your blog! 








Thanks to all that participated this week!
 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Hello,  Good Morning! Barbara Campbell and Cindy Horvath are your hosts this week for the challenge at The Mod Squad
The Challenge

For this challenge, we would like to see something
 on your project that makes you think of the
           Lazy Days of Summer.  
 It maybe something that you do with your family every summer on vacation or simply a cool drink.  There are lots of things connected with summer days.  Lets see your ideas!


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 to the Gina K Designs store.
Good for one year. 

For my example, 
I could not think of anything more lazy than this sunrise.
 
Here are the supplies that I used for this card.
Stamp, By the Sea@ Gina K Designs by Theresa Momber
Cloud stencil that I made
Gina K Designs inks in Powder Blue, Warm Cocoa, Black Onyx
Gina K Designs card stock in White and Powder Blue.
Distressed Ink in Rusty Hinge
For more information go to my blog.

Our Second Sponsor This Week Is Great Impressions

http://www.greatimpressionsstamps.com/
Great Impressions was founded in 1984 by Ken and Deone Mackenzie.  With a love for stamping, the company grew.  The result is a quality rubber stamp in either wood mount or stickable mount backing for all your stamping needs.  Great Impressions' goal is to provide the highest quality stamps and to inspire creativity!  Please check out our online store to see over 1,000 stamp designs today!  We know you'll find something that will leave a "Great Impression" on you!
Free Shipping on U.S. orders over $25! 
Prize 



Cindy's example



Great Impression stamps, Flip Flop Trio, Beach Sand, and State of Mind. GKD card stock for the base and MFT patterned paper.  Various  copic markers for coloring.   
Ink was GKD ocean mist, and Archival potting soil.


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
 



  We had some super cool entries this week.   Our thanks to all who participated!! Now to our winners.

Random Winner 
for Designs By Ryn

KT Fit Kitty with this great scene and cool water.  
 Congratulations Sunshine, be sure to send Joyce your mailing address so you can get your stamps. 

 
Random Winner
for Karen's StampTV Gift card

Graciellia - with this gorgeous nautical card. 
 

And now, the TOP 3
In No Particular Order

Jan with her very cool boat


Kathy, with her creative use of cork & tags


 
  Becky with her gorgeous card


Congrats to all. Be sure to grab your badge and display it on your blog!