25 posts categorized "Challenge"

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:

 

 

04/01/2017

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #23- Celebrating Mom

Challenge

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.

Challenge2

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:

 

 

03/01/2017

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #23- Celebrating Mom

Challenge icons

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.

Blank icon

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:

 

 

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #22- Ribbons

Challenge icons

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:

Lastmonthwinner

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.

Badge

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:

 

 

02/01/2017

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #21- It's All About Love, Clean and Simple

Challenge icons

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 Winter Blues challenge.

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is Liz Cavill from the Crafty Sunflower blog. We loved the ombre effect of the blue.  It really highlighted the challenge theme well:

Ombre balloon

The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Julie Beech from the Crafted By Jules 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

A little love and kindness is always a good idea, so why not take the time to tell the people in your life how much they matter to you?  For this month's theme, the challenge is to create a craft project that celebrates love using a clean and simple style.  It doesn't have to be a Valentine project.  You could make something for a wedding, an anniversary, or even a project celebrating friendship.  It is really up to you.  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 to help get you started:

IMG_0063

IMG_0066

IMG_0068

IMG_0069

IMG_0070

IMG_0071

Ready to create your own "It's All About Love" clean and simple project?  There are two ways to enter.

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge21 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, February 26th 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:

 

01/01/2017

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #20- Winter Blues


Challenge icons

Happy New Year everyone!  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 giving thanks challenge. 

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is from Joyce M from the Cards by the Sea blog.  The gold scarf on the polar bear is such a fun accent piece.  We definitely wanted to share it on the Memory Box blog:

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.

Blank icon

Cold weather is upon us and perhaps we have a bit of the Winter blues, but why not turn that into something positive?  Shades of blue can make for some really beautiful cards.  This month's theme involves adding some of the color blue to your paper crafting projects.  You don't have to make it a winter themed card.  However you chose to use the color blue on your card is up to your interpretation.   The only stipulation is that your project has to use at least one Memory Box product (stamp, die, or stencil) as well as the color blue.


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

Let+it+Snow

by Sherry Hester

Jenny

by Jenny Griffiths

Penny

by Penny Ward

Ready to create your own "Winter Blues" project?  There are two ways to enter.

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge20 hashtag

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

 

 

12/01/2016

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #19- Marvelous Metallics

Challenge icons

Happy December everyone!  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 giving thanks challenge. 

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is from Helen Liu from the Happy Stamping and Happy Life blog.  We loved the background to really highlight the Memory Box thanks die.  We definitely wanted to share it on the Memory Box blog:

  Winner

The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is ElizStewart from the Paper Sweetness blog. Congratulations!

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.

Metallics

The obvious choice for a December challenge is holiday cards, but we thought it would be fun to do a special take on that theme.   Instead, we are going to focus on projects using metallic elements.  Feel free to make a holiday card if you wish, but you aren't limited to that.  This month's theme involves adding a bit of metallic glitz and glamour to your paper crafting projects.  Do you like metallic papers?  Metallic embossing powders?  Metallic inks?  Metallic ribbons?  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) as well as a metallic element.


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

Jean

by Jean Okimoto

Donna

by Donna Sledzik

 

Melissa

by Melissa Rusk

Ready to create your own "Marvelous Metallic" project?  There are two ways to enter.

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge19 hashtag

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

 

Save

11/01/2016

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #18- Giving Thanks

Challenge icons

Happy November everyone!  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 sequin challenge. 

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is from the Happy Me Scrapbooking Place.  Her Halloween diorama with sequins was simply wonderful and we want to share it on the Memory Box blog:

Winner

The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is henriette from the Card Creations....Made by Me blog.  Congratulations!

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.

Badge

After birthday cards, I probably make thank you cards the most.  After all, it is so important to tell people how much they are appreciated and to thank them for the nice things that they do!   For this month's theme, we challenge you to create a project (card, scrapbook page, home decor, etc..) that incorporates the idea of giving thanks.  It can be a project with a Thanksgiving theme, a simple thank you card, or even an thanks for all you do card  How do you interpret giving thanks?  We look forward to your creations!   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:

Fall Thank You- J Griffiths

Save

by Jenny Griffiths

Penny

by Penny Ward

Sherry


by Sherry Hester

Ready to create your own "Giving Thanks" project?  There are two ways to enter.

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge18 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, 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.

 

 

10/01/2016

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #17- Sequins

Challenge icons

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:

Badgewinner

 

The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Scrapmate from the Rocky Road Ink blog.  Congratulations!

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

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:

Jean

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!

 

Melissa

by Melissa Rusk

Donna

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.

 

 

 

09/01/2016

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #16- Stencils

Challenge icons

I can't believe August is ending and September is already here!  It is a new month and time for 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 yellow challenge.

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is from the Snail's Space blog:

Winner1

 

The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Donna from the Room in a Cupboard blog.  Congratulations!

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.

Stencilchallenge

Stencils are such a versatile medium.  You can use metal stencils, plastic stencils, or even use masking paper and die cuts to make your own stencils.  Once you choose a stencil, there are still lots of options.  Do you like to use them with sponged inks, paints, sprays, chalks, or stencil pastes?  Do you use them to color or do you run them through your die cut machine and emboss with them?  So many possibilities!  For this month's theme, we challenge you to create a project (card, scrapbook page, home decor, etc..) that uses a stencil on it.  It can be any theme and use any medium you like so long as there is a stenciled element in your design. 


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

Laura1

by Laura Fulcher using the Dot Grid stencil, embossing paste and ColorBurst powders

P1330117 2

by Jean Okimoto with stenciled holly leaves

Laura2

by Laura Fulcher with Drip Rings Stencil and Pan Pastels.

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 #mbchallenge16 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, September 29th 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.

 

 

 

Save