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Wednesday, January 28, 2015



Hello there! I’m Susan Sieracki, and I will be your Hostess for this week’s Mod Squad Challenge. The challenge is ALL ABOUT THE ANIMALS. I would like to see all your wonderful creations that include an animal of some sort (no bugs, but you may use birds).

My card was done using the Winter Wonderland set from our fabulous sponsor Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle. I absolutely fell in love with this digital stamp. It came with the sentiment and with both an outline version and a pre-colored version. I chose to use the outline version and colored it using Copic markers and then added a lot of SPARKLE. You can check out all of the fabulous details on my blog at www.addictedtorubberstamping.blogspot.com. 

Susan 


Winter Wonderland set from Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle
Card Stock from Stampin’ Up!
Copic Markers
Rangers Glossy Accents
Class A Peels Stickers
Sakura Gel Pen
Stickles Glitter Glue




Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle rubber stamp Tiger set
Gina K sentiment
Colored with Copics
Pan Pastels for the background
Pure Luxury Black Onyx card stock
Spectrum Noir premium white card stock


The sponsor this week is Sparkle N Sprinkle. The prize is any digital image or set up to $15.
Be sure to check out their Made In USA rubber stamps and glitter too! I had the privilege of shopping at this store...glitter heaven. I also got to see them making the stamps!
http://sparklensprinkle.com

If you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image you get 2 entries. Just add MSC in front of link name.

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 
-Include a link back to our challenge page
-You may use any vendors products 
-You may enter as many challenges as you like
-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.
-enter as many times as you'd like
-Winner must send mailing address to Joyce before the following challenge.
 Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)









Isn't it fun to CASE someone? I can tell you all loved it! Great job on the challenge this past week. My top 3 picks then the random winner:

By Beesmom 


Barbara


Judy


And the WINNER is Deloris! Be sure to send an email to Joyce for your prize!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This week I wanted to push myself to use a technique that I seldom do...sponging a scene. My favorite teacher for this technique is Theresa Momber.

 The challenge this week (1-21-15 - 1-27-15 Midnight) is CASE any one you'd like. Please include a link to the card you Cased if you upload to a service that allows a description...such as a blog. Remember, You may use any vendors and products to participate and qualify for the prize when offered.


Case of  Moonlit Water - Theresa Momber

My version


Gina K Follow Your Dreams (sentiment)
Gina K Mountain Wilderness (trees)
Sending Sunshine (front plant)
Memento inks
Sponged on Spectrum Noir Premium cardstock
Pure Luxury Black cardstock
Heartfelt Creations DP
Bazzill Grey base



The prize this week is a Duo set from Gina K Designs called "Melt My Heart". (No sponsor this week.)
Melt my Heart
**NOTE** Please note that challenge is now Wednesday - Tuesday at Midnight. Winners will be posted Wednesday afternoon.

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 
-Include a link back to our challenge page
-You may use any vendors products 
-You may enter as many challenges as you like
-The host/hostess will pick a "Top 2" 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.
-enter as many times as you'd like
-enter your card in as many other challenges as you like
-Winner must send mailing address to Joyce before the following challenge.
 Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)

Add your card/project here
COMMENTS ARE WELCOME!



Sorry, I messed up with the end date so here is a new inlinkz. I will add to the top one.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Thanks so much to all the participants this past week. Boy there were some really beautiful cards. You all made it really hard to select top 2 so I did 3! LOL, but even that wasn't enough. Good thing the "Winner" is random because I sure couldn't pick one:-)

There were a few issues with linking last week. It's OK to email but please post on the challenge in "Comments" so others can see the response. I am removing one of the verifications to make it easier for you. I am also going to extend the challenge until Tuesday at midnight to give you a week. The winners starting next week will be announced sometime on Wednesday. 

You all rocked this challenge!!

I will be making a bade for the top 2 (or 3) and one for the winners. I will be ready soon
Ok, Here are my top picks for the last Challenge! 
No certain order:


Top 3 Picks for the Purple & Teal card challenge.

This gorgeous card by Judy. I absolutely love the background done with Brusho's.
 

Lindsay use distress sprays and texture paste. Isn't this card elegant?


 I loved the unique frame Susan used for her creation.


And the random WINNER IS  Zelda with this entry. Such a pretty background.

 
Be sure to  get your badges!







COMMENTS ARE WELCOME!

Friday, January 16, 2015

We now have a Facebook group. Please join so you can get updates and sneak peaks. For example we have a few new sponsors. When I know ahead of time the theme or prize it will be posted. Also check the "Sponsors" link above for current info.

I'd like to give a warm welcome to Melanie Muenchinger (Gina K Designs), Sparkle N Sprinkle, and Stampendous!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

 The challenge this week is to use Teal and Purple on your card. I have loved using this combo lately.

We have a new 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:-)
Melanie's Stamp Sets

The prize this week is Melanie's STATELY FLOWERS 8 set!! Whoo Whee, this is a great set!
http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=2079&categoryId=32

Take a look at Melanie's new set STATELY FLOWERS 9 (not a prize)

http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?productId=2324&categoryId=16

Here is my card using the Iris stamp...I love this flower. Details on my Blog Paper Finesse.


Stately Flowers 8 - Iris
Warm Spring Wishes - Butterfly & flower

DRS Designs - stained glass
Pure Luxury Layering weight white cardstock
Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea
Graphic 45 Secret Garden
40# Vellum
3D Crystal laquer
Judikins Glitter Embossing Powder
Copic Markers 

My second card using the sentiment from Stately Flowers 8
For more details go to Paper Finesse 



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 
-Include a link back to our challenge page
-You may use any vendors products 
-You may enter as many challenges as you like
-The host/hostess will pick a "Top 2" 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.
 - If you use a sponsor image you will get 2 entries 
 *NOTE* to get 2 entries simply put the letter MSC in front of the "Link Title". 
-enter as many times as you'd like
-enter your card in as many other challenges as you like
-Winner must send mailing address to Joyce before the following challenge.
 Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)

You may use any vendors and products to participate and qualify for the prize when offered

Add your card/project here (tip: if you get a backlink error it means you need to add a link to this blog on your page):


Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Thanks so much to all the participants this past week. Also welcome to our new followers! Keep up the great work!
Ok, Here are my top picks for the last Challenge! 
No certain order:

Top 2 Picks for the Thank You card challenge.

 Claudia's lovely card. I just love the butterflies and the layers:


Butterfly Thank You

Sharon's colorful card. Love the paper, flower and acrylic trinket:


And the WINNER IS  lpachaud with this entry:




See the "Winners" link above to see how the winner was selected. 
Congratulations lpachaud. Be sure to email me your mailing address to receive your Gina K Designs grab bag.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

 HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! This is the first challenge for 2015. It is also a prize week! Welcome and I am so glad you are here. Be sure to check out some of the new links above. Not much has changed, the most notable change is that the winner will now be random. The top 2 will be the hostess favorites, all 3 will be posted on the Mod Squad Pinterst board.
The challenge this week is to make a Thank you card. You can use any vendor stamps and supplies. But if you use at least one of the sponsors images you get a second entry (if you have any trouble with this feature please comment or contact me...I am testing it:-)) 

  *NOTE* to get 2 entries simply put the letter MSC in front of the "Link Title".  

My THANK YOU CARD


For this card I masked the shells to develop the scene. The background was done with watercolor, shells with Copics.


Products used:
Gina K Designs Under The Sea - seaweed and fishes
Gina K Designs Life’s A Beach- the tiny shell
  Gina K Designs Gifts From The Sea - the shells
Gina K Designs Stamp It Big - sentiment
Water Color Paper
Inktense Pencils
Pure Luxury  Kraft cardstock from GinaK
Colored with markers 


The prize this week is a Gina K Designs StampTV grab bag!
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 
-Include a link back to our challenge page
 -You may use any vendors products 
-You may enter as many challenges as you like
-The host/hostess will pick a "Top 2" 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.
 - If you use a sponsor image you will get 2 entries 
 *NOTE* to get 2 entries simply put the letter MSC in front of the "Link Title". Bear with me please as I try to make things easy peasy:-)
-Winner must send mailing address to Joyce before the following challenge.

 Be sure to follow by email so you get notifications of new posts!(not required)




Tuesday, January 6, 2015


I want to Thank You All that played along, I know life is busy at this time of the year! 
Ok, Here are my top picks for this last Challenge! 
No certain order:

Top 2 Picks for the Special Fold challenge.

Donna's gorgeous card. Love those stripes.


Then Kathy's really unique step card




THE WINNER IS:
Leslie Turners beautiful card. Please email me your address for the prize.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Lee has done a wonderful job building this site. Those who know Lee knows how busy she really is! She simply has too much on her plate so she asked me if I wanted to take over this blog. I said yes! Not a lot will change. Gina K Designs will still be a sponsor once a month. The prize will be one of her great grab bags.

I am actively seeking 3 more stamp sponsors for the rest of the month. Meanwhile it will stay as is has been. I will announce when we have someone new. Be sure to follow via email for the latest posts (right below the "Join This Site blue button on the right). Be sure to join too!

The featured card or cards will still be posted to the Mod Squad Pinterest board. The challenge host picks these. But the winner each week will now be RANDOM (starting Jan. 7).

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to ask or email (joycejerb@gmail.com).

I look forward to a fun filled and inspiring 2015!