31 posts categorized "Challenge"

11/01/2017

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #30- Thank You Cards

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Another month has arrived, so it is time for another Memory Box 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 played along with us for orange/black color challenge last month.  It was so much fun to have entries that were both Halloween and non-Halloween cards.  Thank you for your creativity and participation!

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is Ma-Mi from the Rilček in Kljunček blog.  Her orange background was absolutely stunning:

Winner

The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is treebug from the Treebug blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.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.

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November always marks a time of year dedicated to being thankful.  What better time then to have a thank you card challenge?  You can make a traditional Thanksgiving card or a generic thank you card.  The choice is up to you!.  After all, it is never a bad idea to thank those people in your life that are important to you.  You can create a card, scrapbook page, gift, home decor item, or whatever you want. We definitely want to see your interpretation.   The only requirements are that you use at least one Memory Box product.

Here are a few ideas from the design team to help get you started:

Penny

by Penny Ward

Melissa

by Melissa Rusk

There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge30 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Tuesday, November 28th to enter.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:

 

 

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10/01/2017

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #29- Color Challenge Black/Orange

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Welcome to October everyone.  It is time again 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 played along with us for the autumn challenge last month.  We couldn't believe all the wonderful projects! 

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is Heidi H from the Stamping, Knitting, etc blog.  We really loved her spooking Fall card:

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 The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is  Stamping Kitty, who shared her card on splitcoast stampers.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.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.

Octchallenge

This month's theme is a color challenge featuring the colors of black and orange.  You can create something for Halloween or challenge yourself to make something for another occasion.  Why not make a birthday card or a thank you card?  The choice is up to you!   You can create a card, scrapbook page, gift, home decor item, or whatever you want. We definitely want to see your interpretation! The only requirements are that you feature black/orange and use at least one Memory Box product.

Here are a few ideas from the design team to help get you started:

Jean

by Jean Okimoto

Melissa

by Melissa Rusk

There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge29 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, October 29th to enter.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:

 

09/01/2017

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #28- Falling for Fall Autumn Cards

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It is time again 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 go with the flow-water challenge.  You guys really entered beautiful projects.

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is Kimberly Wiener from the Wienerhoneymooners blog.  Her watercolor/salt background was really beautiful.

Winner

The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Jacquie from the What did I do Today blog. 

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.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.

Sepchallenge

This month's theme is all about Fall...  cooler weather, autumn colors, leaves, pumpkins, back to school, etc.  You can interpret Fall cards any way you want.  You can create a card, scrapbook page, gift, home decor item, or whatever you want. We definitely want to see your interpretation! The only requirement is that your autumn project include at least one Memory Box product.

Here are a few ideas from the design team to help get you started:

Penny

by Penny Ward

Donna

by Donna Sledzik

There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge28 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, September 29th to enter.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:
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08/01/2017

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #27 Go with the Flow- Water Theme (beach/fish/waves/shells/ocean)

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A new month means that 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 neutral palette challenge

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is Donna from the Room in a Cupboard blog.  Her project was simply amazing:

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The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Emma From Emma's Cards UK.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.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.

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This month's theme is all about water....beaches, fish, ocean, lakes, shells, shore birds,  etc.  You are free to represent your water themed project any way that you want.  We definitely want to see your interpretation!  You can create a card, scrapbook page, gift, home decor item, or whatever you want.  The only requirement is that you have some sort of element that relates to water on your project.

Here are a few ideas from the design team to help get you started:

Anne

By Anne Thompson

Laura4

by Laura Fulcher

Laura3

by Laura Fulcher

Laura2

by Laura Fulcher

Laura1

by Laura Fulcher

There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge26 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, August 30th to enter.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:


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07/01/2017

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #26 Noteworthy Neutrals

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A new month means that 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 birthday challenge

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is Darnell.  We loved her bright and happy birthday card:

Winner

The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Beverly Sizemore from bev's creative path blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.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.

Julychallenge

Neutrals often get relegated to the background of art projects.  After all, blacks, greys, browns, etc really work well to highlight designs/colors that you layer on top.  However, neutral colors can make amazing cards or scrapbook pages on their own.  In order to really let neutrals take the forefront, our challenge this month is to create a project featuring primarily neutral colors.  You can create a card, scrapbook page, gift, home decor item, or whatever you want.  The only requirement is that you use neutral colors (cream, white, black, brown, grey)

Here are a few ideas from the design team to help get you started:

Jean

by Jean Okimoto

Sherry

by Sherry Hester

Penny

by Penny Ward

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge26 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, July 30th to enter.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes that were shown on the designer samples above:

 

 

06/01/2017

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #25- Celebrating Birthdays

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A new month means that 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 challenge using markers.

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is ElizStewart from the Paper Sweetness blog.  Here is her card using the Floral Fantasy Frame and Zig Clean Color markers:

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The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Constantly Carding from the Constantly Carding blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.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.Blank icon

If you are like me, birthday cards are probably one of the most common cards you make.  It seems like I am never quite caught up with having enough cards to cover all of my friends and family.  I am also always looking for birthday card inspiration.  Therefore, this month's theme is all about birthdays.  You can create a birthday card, birthday wrapping, decorations, invites, or birthday scrapbook page.  It can be anything you want as long as it celebrates birthdays.

Here are a few ideas from the design team to help get you started:

Jean

by Jean Okimoto

Jenny

by Jenny Griffiths

Anne

by Anne Thompson

Ready to create your own project celebrating bithdays?  There are two ways to enter.

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge25 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, June 29th to enter.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:


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05/01/2017

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #24- Magic of Markers

Challenge iconsA new month means that 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 celebration of moms.  I hope you were inspired to create cards for your mom or the other women who are important in your life.

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is Cathy R from Cathy's Card Spot.  Here is her card for Mother's Day:

Winner

The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is karenladd who entered her project on Flicker.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.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.

Maychallenge

Papercrafters seem to love to using markers in their projects...  Copics, Tombo, Zig Clean Color Brush markers, Marvy markers, Distress markers, etc.  There are so many varieties available and so many techniques you can try.  Do you use Copic markers for seamless blending?  Do you paint with markers to achieve watercolor effects?  Do you airbrush with markers?  We would love to see how you use markers on your cards or scrapbook pages.  This month's challenge is to make a card, scrapbook page or other art project using your favorite markers.  It is really up to you!

Here are a few ideas from the design team to help get you started:

Penny

by Penny Ward- airbrushed marker onto die cuts

Donna

by Donna Sledzik- markers used for watercoloring

Melissa

by Melissa Rusk- marker background and die cut coloring

Ready to create your on project featuring markers?  There are two ways to enter.

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge24 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Tuesday, May 30th to enter.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:


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04/01/2017

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #23- Celebrating Mom

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A new month means that 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 ribbon challenge.  We probably had the most eclectic interpretation of a theme that we ever had.  It was wonderful to see how people used their ribbons.

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is Darlene Pavlick from Dar's Crafty Creations.  Here is her card using the Memory Box Grosgrain ribbons:

Winner

The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Junique by Julye B from the blog of the same name.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.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.

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Mother's Day will be here soon, so it seems appropriate to make cards that celebrate mom.  This month's challenge is to make a card that reminds you of your mom or a mother figure in your life.  How would you make a card or scrapbook page that reminds you of your mom?  Would you use her favorite color?  Her card style?  Does she love flowers?  Sports?  Do you want to make her a card to tell her how much you care?  We would love to see your entries, but we would also love to hear about your mom or an important woman in your life.

Here are a few ideas from the design team to help get you started:

Melissa

by Melissa Rusk with a card sending love to her mom

Laura

by Laura Fulcher using a Memory Box stencil and watercolors for her mom who has been pinning everything "watercolor" on Pinterest lately

Ready to create your project that celebrates mom?  There are two ways to enter.

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge23 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Saturday, April 29th to enter.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:


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03/01/2017

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #23- Celebrating Mom

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A new month means that 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 ribbon challenge.  We probably had the most eclectic interpretation of a theme that we ever had.  It was wonderful to see how people used their ribbons.

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is Darlene Pavlick from Dar's Crafty Creations.  Here is her card using the Memory Box Grosgrain ribbons:

Winner

The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Junique by Julye B from the blog of the same name.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.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.

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Mother's Day will be here soon, so it seems appropriate to make cards that celebrate mom.  This month's challenge is to make a card that reminds you of your mom or a mother figure in your life.  How would you make a card or scrapbook page that reminds you of your mom?  Would you use her favorite color?  Her card style?  Does she love flowers?  Sports?  Do you want to make her a card to tell her how much you care?  We would love to see your entries, but we would also love to hear about your mom or an important woman in your life.

Here are a few ideas from the design team to help get you started:

Melissa

by Melissa Rusk with a card sending love to her mom

Laura

by Laura Fulcher using a Memory Box stencil and watercolors for her mom who has been pinning everything "watercolor" on Pinterest lately

Ready to create your project that celebrates mom?  There are two ways to enter.

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge23 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Saturday, April 29th to enter.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:


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Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #22- Ribbons

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A new month means that 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 Love...plain and simple challenge.

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is Nicole from the Frau Vögeli blog.  Her tulip card was clean, simple, and absolutely lovely:

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The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Craftyfield from the Crafty Endeavours blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.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.

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Ribbons are a great way to add a bit of interest to a card, scrapbook page, planner or home decor item.    For this month's theme, we are really interested in how you add ribbons to your art projects.  Do you die cut ribbons?  Stamp on ribbons?  Use ribbons as embellishments?  There are so many possibilities. We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.   The only stipulation is that your project has to use at least one Memory Box product (stamp, die, or stencil).

Here are a few ideas from the design team to help get you started:

Penny

by Penny Ward

Jean

by Jean Okimoto

Ready to create your own ribbon project?  There are two ways to enter.

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge22 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, March 29th to enter.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:


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