22 posts categorized "Challenge"

03/01/2017

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:

 

 

02/01/2017

Wed 01

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

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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 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:

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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.

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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:

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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


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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:

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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.

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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:

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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

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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:

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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.

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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:

 

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11/01/2016

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #18- Giving Thanks

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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

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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:

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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.

 

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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:

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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

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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:

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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.

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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:

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

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by Jean Okimoto with stenciled holly leaves

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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.

 

 

 

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08/01/2016

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #15- Yellow Challenge

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I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer.  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 sketch challenge.

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is ElizStewart from the Paper Sweetness blog:

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The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Jane Swart with her entry on Flickr .   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.

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It is August, and the weather is hot, hot, hot!  When I think about the month of August, one of the first things I think about is bright sunlight and the color yellow.  Therefore, this month's challenge is all about creating a project (card, scrapbook page, home decor, etc..) that highlights the color yellow.  It can be any theme and use any medium you like so long as there is a yellow element in your design.  Feel free to think "Outside the Box" with this challenge.  You don't have to make a Summer card if you don't want to.  In fact, all of the designers used Winter elements such as snowflakes and poinsettias in their yellow project samples.


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

Lindsay
by Lindsay Amrhein

Penny

by Penny Ward.

Melissa

 by Melissa Rusk.

 

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

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge15 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, August 29th to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes.  They are part of the BRAND NEW release!  Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.

 

07/01/2016

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #14- Sketch Challenge

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New month = 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 bird projects for last month's watercolor challenge.

The winner of our blog badge for last watercolor challenge is Donna from the Room in a Cupboard blog.  Her watercolor background really highlighted the layered die cuts on top:

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The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is from the Jo Jo's Spot 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.

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Here is a copy of the sketch to use for your design:

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I don't know about you, but sometimes I have trouble coming up with a layout for my cards.  Sketch challenges can be a lot of fun because they give you a starting point for inspiration and then let you create from there.  For this month's challenge, use the sketch above as inspiration for your project.  You can follow the sketch exactly as it is or change it however you see fit.  The possibilities are endless.   We can't wait to see what you create.


Here are a few card ideas to help get you started:

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by Jean Okimoto- Hint...she used dies from the new Fall/Winter release.  Look for a Blog Blitz starting on July 5th to show you some of the new goodies!

 

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By Penny Ward.  She also used some of the stamps and dies from new release.  Notice how she used score lines to copy the sketch design.  It doesn't have to be paper!

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By Anne Thompson. You can have the sketch be any orientation you wish.

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

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  ***New*** Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge14 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Saturday, July 30th  to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes.  They are part of the BRAND NEW release!  Who says there isn't Christmas in July?

 

 

06/01/2016

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #13- Watercolor


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We are taking a brief break from the Blog Blitz to start a new 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 created such wonderful bird projects for last month's challenge.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's bird challenge is  Cornelia from the Stempel Spass blog.  Her bird-themed holiday card was absolutely stunning:

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The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Deanna from Deanna's Papercrafts.  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.

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Watercolor cards are so beautiful and there are so many options- markers, paints, sprays, pencils, etc.  For this month's challenge, the task is to create something with watercolor somewhere in the project.  The possibilities are endless.  You could do a watercolor background, color an image with watercolor paints, watercolor die cuts.... or however you interpret the theme.  You can make a card, scrapbook page, gift, or anything you want.   We can't wait to see what you create.


Here are a few card ideas to help get you started:

Lindsay

by Lindsay Amrhein

Using the Brand New Veggie Good clear set

Donna

by Donna Sledzik

Using the Brand New Veggie Good clear set

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by Penny Ward

Shelby

By Shelby Thomas

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

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  ***New*** Enter on Instagram by tagging your watercolor project with the #mbchallenge13 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Tuesday, June 28th to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes: