42 posts categorized "Challenge"

09/20/2018

Thu 20

Thanks Jotted Script with Wrapped Stitch Rectangles, Stitched Square Layers and Honeycomb Square by Jean Okimoto

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Let's diecut bright tapes with the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles and Stitched Square Layers for a quick and easy thank you card.  Add Thanks Jotted Script and top it off with glossy Honeycomb Square accents.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with the simple directions for my September Tape Too Challenge inspiration card.

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Cover a 6" square of white cardstock with washi tape and pink Scotch Expressions Magic Tape.  Cut it into triangles and random shapes using the edges of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles and Stitched Square Layers dies. 

Cut Thanks Jotted Script from bright pink and dark gray cardstock.  

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Attach orange Scotch 3M duct tape to a scrap of lightweight cardstock and cut it with Honeycomb Square.  You may need to run it through the machine two or three times - it's serious,  heavy-duty tape!  

Attach the diecuts to a 5-ΒΌ" square white card.  

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Have fun making a few more cards with the extra pieces and hexagons.  Diecutting washi taped cardstock is a quick and easy way to create great design elements for cards and tags.  Geometric shapes, butterflies, simple flowers, leaves, houses, balloons - anything goes!

Big thanks to everyone who joined us for last weekend's second SIMPLY ASIAN class at Impress.  Hope you liked the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs diecuts we transformed into Asian-inspired icons and design elements.  Special thanks to Jenny for her trio of great popcorns and to Robin for her special Chai-spiced dessert bars.  Thanks too - Ann and Erin - for helping everyone find the stamps, dies and papers we needed for our cards.

There's a new holiday class on Sunday September 23rd.  It's COLORS OF CHRISTMAS - with holiday cards in traditional reds and greens, jewel tones and winter pastels.  Lots of techniques, beautiful artpapers and genuine Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs dies and stamps personally designed by Dave Brethauer and proudly made in the USA.  

Thanks for stopping by!

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09/01/2018

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #41- Tape Too

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Greetings friends.  It is time to introduce 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 our last challenge.

The winner of the blog badge was Helen F from the Moments of Crafting blog.

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Annie from The journey is the start here 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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Tape is such fun design element.  What tapes do you like to use?  Washi? Duct? Painters? Packing?  Do you have a special tape technique you enjoy such as image transfer?  Whatever your tape preference, we would like to see your finished project!  Don't forget to include at least one Memory Box product for your entry.

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

Donna

by Donna Sledzik

Penny

by Penny Ward

 

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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 #mbchallenge41 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Saturday, September 29th.   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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08/01/2018

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #40- Keep Cool and Carry On (Winter Cards)

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Greetings friends.  It is time to introduce 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 our Surf and Turf challenge.  There were so many fun images for Summer!

The winner of the blog badge was LucieG from the LucieG Cards blog.  We loved her elegant take on the theme:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Katwondoo from the Les Creations de Katwondoo 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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Is anyone else tired of all the heat?  Are you ready for a cooler breeze?  How about a winter breeze?  In order to celebrate the latest Memory Box release, which is loaded with winter items, this month's theme is all about Winter...snow, snowmen, snowflakes, winter scenes, etc.  You don't have to use the latest release in your entry, but you do have a chance to win part of the new release as part of this month's random draw for participants.   We can't wait to see your take on the challenge.   Don't forget to include at least one Memory Box product for your entry.

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

 

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by Jean Okimoto

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by Melissa Rusk

Have you seen the latest video by Dave Brethauer?  He created a gorgeous Winter scene with the new Holiday Lamp Post die:

 

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 #mbchallenge40 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, August 30th.   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....including the gorgeous Holiday Lamp Post Frame die used in Dave's video!

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07/01/2018

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #39- Surf and Turf (Nautical, Beach, etc)

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Greetings friends.  It is time to introduce 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 our rainbow challenge.  There is nothing like a colorful rainbow to make you happy!  We definitely enjoyed seeing your entries.

The winner of the blog badge was Trina P from the My Crafting Closet blog.  Her rainbow assortment of Copic markers to color the Watching the World Bloom wreath was absolutely lovely.  Trina also submitted her card on Instagram if you want to see her work at @craftingclosetcreations:

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 The random winner drawn from all the entries was 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.

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Somehow half a year has already passed and it is already July.  Is anyone else spending some time this month at the beach or lake?  We want to see your nautical/beach themed projects to celebrate the Summer.  What inspires you for this theme?  Boats?  Beach scenes?  Shells?  Sea creatures?    We can't wait to see your take on the challenge.   Don't forget to include at least one Memory Box product for your entry.

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

Penny

by Penny Ward

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by Jean Okimoto

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by Anne Thompson

 

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 #mbchallenge39 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, July 30th.   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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06/01/2018

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #38 Color Challenge- Rainbow

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Greetings friends.  It is time to introduce 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 our insect challenge.  Memory Box has a large selection of butterfly/dragonfly/bee, etc dies, so it was really great to see what everyone created!

The winner of the blog badge was Liz Cavill frrom the Crafty Sunflower blog.  We loved how she created a dimensional pop up butterfly card:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was JennyH from the Jenfa Cards 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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This month's theme is all about creating cards using a color challenge- rainbow!  Rainbows are so bright and colorful (obviously) and can be used for so many occasions.  How are you inspired to use them?  For a kid's card?  A birthday card?  A retirement card?  We can't wait to see your take on the challenge.   Don't forget to include at least one Memory Box product for your entry.

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

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by Penny Ward

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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 #mbchallenge38 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, June 29th.   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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05/01/2018

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #37- Insects/Butterflies/Dragonflies

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Greetings friends.  It is time to introduce 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 our flower challenge.  Flowers can be used year round and having all that inspiration was wonderful.

The winner of the blog badge was Bonnie from the Stamping with Klass blog.  We loved her elegant birthday card that could be used for so many other occasions:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Ellie Knol from the Paper-Stamps-Color 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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This month's theme is all about creating cards using insects.  You can use bees, butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, etc....  You can stamp them, die cut them, make a bug shaped card or whatever your heart desires.  Do you want to make a creepy crawly card for a young kid or an elegant card with iridescent wings and shimmer?  The choice is completely up to you!  You can make  a project for any theme or occasion, but it should predominately feature at least one insect on it. We can't wait to see your take on the challenge.   Don't forget to include at least one Memory Box product for your entry.

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

Penny

by Penny Ward

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by Jean Okimoto

 

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 #mbchallenge37 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, May 30th.   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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04/01/2018

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #36- Floral Challenge

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Greetings friends.  It is time to introduce 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 our green challenge.  We had more Instagram entries this time.  If you haven't had a chance to see them, I encourage you to follow us on that social platform!

The winner of the blog badge was Trina B from the My Crafting Closet blog.  We really loved her soft green band of color with the darker green of her floral wreath.

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Linda S from the Snail's Space 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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I know April showers bring May flowers, but I am ready for some flowers now!  It is time to shake of the winter blues and embrace Spring with all its floral glory.   For this challenge, we want you create a project featuring flowers.  It can be a project for any theme or occasion, but it should predominately feature flowers.  How do you interpret the theme?  Is it one glorious flower or do you see a field of blossoms?  It is completely up to you.  We can't wait to see your take on the challenge.   Don't forget to include at least one Memory Box product for your entry.

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

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by Sharon Harnist

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by Jean Okimoto

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 #mbchallenge36 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, which were featured on the designer samples:

 

 

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03/01/2018

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #35- Color Challenge Green

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Greetings friends.  It is time to introduce 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 our hearts challenge.  There were such beautiful entries.

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge was Juan from Juana Create.  What an absolute fun scene!

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Nora from the Nora-scrapworthy 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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March always makes me think of St. Patrick's Day, shamrocks, and lots and lots of green.  However, it is also a month that starts Spring and has lots of new things growing.  For this challenge, we want you create a project featuring the color green.  It can be a project for any theme or occasion, but it should predominately feature green for your coloring.  We would love to see your take on the challenge.   Don't forget to include at least one Memory Box product for your entry.

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

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by Jean Okimoto

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by Donna Sledzik

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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 #mbchallenge34 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, March 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:

Here is what one random participant will win:

 

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02/01/2018

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #33- Hearts

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Greetings friends.  It is time to introduce 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 our snowy challenge.  We might be tired of all the cold weather, but it was sure nice to see all of the Winter inspiration.

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge was Heidi H from the Stamping, Knitting, Etc blog. Here snowman scene had a lovely Distress Oxide background:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was ionabunny from the Crafty Nomad 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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Valentine's day is quickly approaching, but hearts can be used for so many different occasions...  weddings, friendship, birthdays, anniversaries, friendship, etc.  For this challenge, we want you to use the theme of "hearts," but you can interpret that any way you choose.  We would love to see your take on the challenge.   The only requirement to enter the contest is  that you use at least one Memory Box product.

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

Did you see Jean's card in yesterday's post?

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Jean also created this bright and elegant Valentine:

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Penny created a fun heart embellished card:

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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 #mbchallenge33 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Tuesday, February 27th 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:

 

Here is what one random participant will win:

 

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01/01/2018

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #32- Snow and Winter

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Welcome to 2018.  Thank you for starting another year with Memory Box.  It is time to introduce the first challenge of the year. 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 our holiday card challenge.  We appreciated your creativity and participation!

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge was Julie B from the Crafted by Julies blog.  Her amazing card had lights in it to illuminate the candles.  Wonderful!

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was cardcrazycook who entered on Instagram.

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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Is it cold where you are?  2018 looks to be starting in a chilly manner here.  It definitely puts winter things in mind such as snowflakes, snowpiles, snowmen, and so much more.  We would love to see your snowy inspired cards for Winter.  We want to see your creations!   The only requirement to enter the contest is  that you use at least one Memory Box product.

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

Did you see Penny's card in yesterday's post?

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Anne made several cards with a snowflake theme:

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Laura also created several Winter cards:

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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 #mbchallenge32 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Tuesday, January 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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