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Doily Thanks -- Mod Squad Challenge Blog

Decided to jump back into stamping and play along in a challenge with the Mod Squad Challenge Blog's challenge hosted by Donna to include a doily.  I didn't go to Grandma's Attic but rather to my stash and found a paper doily and decided to begin making Thanksgiving cards.  My card includes Theresa Momber's Heartfelt stamp set for Gina K Designs.  Also used Gina K's Pure Luxury pure ivory and honey mustard cardstock as well as Gina's Autumn Landscape designer paper pack.  A few misc.…


Added by Gayle Chrvala on November 10, 2014 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

RedWhiteBlue Stars -- Mod Squad Challenge Blog

Finished off a card for the Mod Squad Challenge Blog's Patriotic Thank You Challenge made with very little stamping.  Punched out some circles and stars used Gina K's rocket red, in the navy and pure white cardstock, cuttlebug's star embossing folder and a sentiment from Quite a Catch.  Simple but kind of cute, too.  …


Added by Gayle Chrvala on June 1, 2014 at 6:53pm — 2 Comments

Father's Day Triple Time Stamping -- ModSquad Challenge Blog

Decided to play along with the Triple Time Stamping challenge hosted by Judy Woodland over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog challenge.  I really do enjoy this technique and have used it a few times.  This time, however, I decided to do a scene and I may have gone a little overboard on my birds....a little Alfred Hitchcock.  This one's going to my son in law for being a great dad to my two wonderful little grandchildren.  …


Added by Gayle Chrvala on May 19, 2014 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

Hey Girlfriend

:Playing along with the Spring Color Challenge over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog.  I used Gina K's Pure Luxury cardstock in Turquoise Sea, Wild Lilac and Pure White as well as the designer paper from the Shabby Spring paper pack. I probably should whisper and not even post that my stamp is from Inky Antics.  Yikes I feel guilty posting it here.  

Have a great day.…


Added by Gayle Chrvala on April 21, 2014 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

Spring Three Mod Squad Blog Challenge

This week's Mod Squad Blog Challenge was to use three bright spring colors and create your own background paper using stamps.  I decided to use the large flower from Melanie Muenchinger's A Year of Flowers 2 stamp set and do an emboss resist technique for my patterned paper .  The spring colors I chose were honey mustard for the plants and grass that have not gotten over the…


Added by Gayle Chrvala on April 14, 2014 at 1:51pm — No Comments

DIY Background

Today's card is for the ModSquad Challenge to use stamps to DIY patterned paper.  I decided to keep my "patterned paper" CAS.  I used some white cardstock with the ivory to set off the greeting.  

Gina K's Sun Kissed Autumn and Hugs & Prayers stamp sets, Pure Luxury Pure White and Ivory cardstock, Dark Chocolate and Ivory ink pads.

Misc - Memento Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa ink, Koh-I-Noor color pencils, Spellbinders Nestabilities also used.

TFL and have a great…


Added by Gayle Chrvala on April 7, 2014 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Brown and Red Emboss Resist

Today's card is for the Mod Squad color challenge to use brown and red.  I chose GKD dark chocolate and pure white cardstock as well as the Shabby Spring designer paper from the current StampTV Kit.  I also decided to do an emboss resist technique.  Stamped the image from the new StampTV kit "Spring Blessings in versamark then embossed in white embossing powder.  Sponged on some Dark Chocolate, Cherry Red and Faded Brick GKD inks.  …


Added by Gayle Chrvala on March 30, 2014 at 10:43pm — 2 Comments

Bunny Pop Box Card

Today's card is for the guest designer challenge to make any project other than a flat card.  I've been very anxious to make this pop up box card since I saw the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.  It really is the most adorable, fun card to make.  The back panel is white and that's where the greeting and signature will go.  This does fold flat.

Gina K Designs Chocolate Bunnies illustrated…


Added by Gayle Chrvala on March 10, 2014 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Spring Technique Challenge

My card today is for the next round of guest designers for Gina K Designs.  The challenge was to use spring colors and one of Gina's techniques from StampTV.   I love the videos and techniques that Gina teaches and finally chose the     Split Negative Technique.  For my card I used Wild Lilac and Pure White.  I created my split negative using the butterfly from Take Flight embossing one on Wild Lilac in white and the…


Added by Gayle Chrvala on March 7, 2014 at 7:08am — No Comments

Where's Spring -- Mod Squad Challenge Blog

I'm participating in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog "Thinking of Spring" challenge.  One thing I can tell you is it's very hard to think of spring when temps are still below freezing in Pennsylvania.  Good News...the winter snow storm went south so no more new snow for me today.

For my card I used Gina K Designs Whimsical Wishes stamp set illustrated by Theresa Momber and Gina's Pure Luxury Passionate Pink and Pure…


Added by Gayle Chrvala on March 3, 2014 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Gold Silver Bronze Mod Squad Challenge Blog

I'm still in Olympic mode so decided to use stars in gold, silver and bronze (well actually copper but close enough) to emboss, then I added Beth Silaika's new stamp set for Gina K Desgns "Lots of Washi"  and embossed the rings which reminded me of the Olympic rings in all three colors going for an ombre effect.  My stars came from GinaK's Picture It and Lazy Days of Summer and the congrats is from Theresa Momber's Up & Away for GKD.  I layered GKD's Pure…


Added by Gayle Chrvala on February 24, 2014 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

Think Spring Mod Squad Blog Challenge

18" of snow on the Thursday/Friday snow storm, Saturday another 5", snow piles so high and restricted lanes it's hard to even "Think Spring" but in 31 days 20 hours and 45 minutes and counting it will be SPRING!!  So personally I'm ready to hit the lottery and move everyone to Hawaii but until that happens, I'll think Spring by making cards with flowers.  For my entry I used Gina K's Stately Flowers 7 illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. …


Added by Gayle Chrvala on February 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Glitter Hearts Mod Squad Valentine Challenge

This week's Mod Squad Challenge Blog is a valentine challenge to include hearts and glitter.  Hearts are easy but glitter and I have a love/hate relationship.  So since I just cleaned up my stamp room due to a sleepover with my two darling grandchildren I opted to use the Sakura Clear Star jelly roll pen for my added feature.  After all the stamp area must stay semi-clean for more than two days...doesn't it??



Added by Gayle Chrvala on February 10, 2014 at 6:25pm — 2 Comments

Glittery CASEing Vicki

Today's card will be entered into the Mod Squad Challenge Blog to CASE a favorite designer.  I chose Vicki Dutcher who's one of my favorites.  The card I chose from Vicki's marvelous collection was her last card for the Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight Hop seen here.

My card uses different glitters and know I remember why I don't really use mine card is for my Son-In-Law's…


Added by Gayle Chrvala on February 1, 2014 at 10:50pm — 3 Comments

Bronzed Wood -- Mod Squad Challenge

Finally finished my card for the Mod Squad Challenge Blog challenge to include wood on your card hosted by Laurie.

I received the current Gina K Designs release on Saturday and fell in love with the birdcage.  Perfect for my daughter and son in law who are love birds.  I inked up the Cuttlebug Forest branch embossing folder with Versamark ink then added the bronze embossing folder.  I'm really liking how the…


Added by Gayle Chrvala on January 27, 2014 at 12:23pm — 2 Comments

Mod Squad Snow Challenge

We all know that Lee loves pink and snow. I'll take pink over snow anyday.  It's been a cold winter so far in Pennsylvania and we are heading into another polar vortex.  My favorite type of snow is one on cards or if it must snow on the weekends and lastly on the grass and trees only.  That's where it is so very beautiful.  Here's my card using:

Gina K Designs You Melt My Heart stamp set.

GKD Blizzard designer paper, Christmas Pine, Pure White and Red Hot cardstock.



Added by Gayle Chrvala on January 18, 2014 at 8:51pm — 2 Comments

Tag UR 60

Oh my five of my closest dearest friends and myself will be 60.  We have been friends for 45 years and some of much longer than that.  They are recipients of cards and projects for every holiday imaginable and are all very supportive.  I'm the first this year and the last is in November. It promises to be a very interesting year.  Here are my first 2 birthday tags.…


Added by Gayle Chrvala on January 17, 2014 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Mod Squad Challenge

Jumping in and opening that I do this correctly but here's my card for the Mod Squad Challenge Blog to make a card using "A Few of Cat's Favorite Things".  I chose kraft cardstock, ribbon, die cuts for my entry.

GKD True Love stamp set

GKD - Kraft and pure white cardstock, Love Letter designer paper, ribbon, black onyx ink, …


Added by Gayle Chrvala on January 13, 2014 at 6:48am — 4 Comments

Clean & Shaped Cards 2

The second of my shaped cards for the Guest 2 challenge uses TopNote die, Spellbinders Labels 8, Cuttlebug Scribble Flowers, Sizzlits Little Leaves, Martha Stewart punch, swiss dots embossing folder.

Added by Gayle Chrvala on January 12, 2014 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

Clean & Shaped Cards

Two cards for the Guest Challenge to make shaped cards.  My first one uses the Heartily Yours stamps set and Petals and Wings designer paper on a scalloped half circle with a circle topper that was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo and a Silhouette cut file.…


Added by Gayle Chrvala on January 12, 2014 at 5:36pm — No Comments

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