October is upon us and it is time to announce a new challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month. You will even have the chance to win prizes! Thank you so much to everyone who created such wonderful projects for last month's stencil challenge.
The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is Nicole from the Frau Vogeli blog. We loved her elegant use of a stencil paired with a sentiment:
The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Scrapmate from the Rocky Road Ink blog. Congratulations!
Please contact me at email@example.com to claim your prize.
Want to play along in this month's challenge? The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Memory Box stamp or die on your project and link your entry to this blog post. You can make a card, a scrapbook page, a home decor item, etc.. To encourage participants with various levels of stamping experience, one entry will be selected at random to win a prize. Enter as many times as you want, but your name will only be entered once into the random prize drawing. In addition, the design team will select their favorite entry to be highlighted on the Outside the Box blog and that designer will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog.
You don't have to have a blog in order to participate. You can upload your project to any online gallery and link it to this post. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Memory Box product. You are also welcome to link your design to other challenges. Feel free to grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar.
Sequins are so popular right now because they make it quick and easy to "bling" out any projects. I have seen them glued randomly to cards, as part of shaker cards or even part of the card design. For this month's theme, we challenge you to create a project (card, scrapbook page, home decor, etc..) that uses sequins on it. It can be a card for Halloween or any other theme that inspires you. The only stipulation is that your project has to use at least one Memory Box product (stamp, die, or stencil) as well as some sequins.
Here are a few ideas by the design team to help get you started:
by Jean Okimoto
** Be sure to stop by later for another post today. Jean made her own sequins using dies and has a tutorial to share with you!
by Melissa Rusk
by Donna Sledzik
Ready to create your own stencil project? There are two ways to enter.
1.) Link your finished work below.
2.) Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge17 hashtag
You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, October 30th to enter. One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes. Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.