22 posts categorized "Challenge"

05/01/2016

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #12- For the Birds

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Somehow it got to be May already, so that means it is time for another Memory Box Challenge.  We  hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even  have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you so much to everyone who created blossom and bunny projects for last month's challenge.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's "anything but a card " challenge is  from the accessolace Live Journal Blog.  We loved her use of the Trellis Border die to create an elegant bookmark:

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The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Kathy Krug from the stampwithk 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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Spring is here and birds seem to be everywhere.  Believe me, I hear them all the time now in the morning!  Inspired by all the birds I see right now,  this month's challenge, the task is to create something with a bird (or lots of birds) on it.  You could 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:

Jean

by Jean Okimoto

Anne

By Anne Thompson

Larura

by Laura Fulcher

Ready to create your own bird project?  Link your finished work below.  You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, May 29th to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:

 

 

04/01/2016

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #11- Anything But a Card

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It  is time to announce 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 created blossom and bunny projects for last month's challenge.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's "blossom and bunnies " challenge is Deanna from Deanna's Papercrafts blog.   She created a gorgeous background that really showed her floral die off well:

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The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Laurie from the Stamping Up North 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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Cards are wonderful, but do you ever get the urge to create something different with your stamps, stencils, dies, and paper?  For this month's challenge, the task is to create something other than a card.  What do you feel inspired to make?  Scrapbook pages?  Tags?  Bookmarks?  Magnets?  Jewelry?  The possibilities are endless, and we can't wait to see what you create.


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

Donna

Donna Sledzik with a sneak peek of a new Memory Box die

Anne

Anne Thompson with journal covers for notepad gifts

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Melissa Rusk with art for your home

Ready to create your own project that is anything but a card?  Link your finished work below.  You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, April 29th to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:

 

 

 

 

03/01/2016

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #10- Blossoms and Bunnies

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It  is time to announce 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 created pretty pink cards for last month's challenge.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's "pink " challenge is madame seattle from the madamseattle blog.  Here is her pretty pink love card:

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The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is  Karen B from the bald dragonfly 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 weather may not reflect it in your area, but Spring will soon be upon us.  In honor of the changing season, the Memory Box Challenge for March is to make a project with bunnies and/or flowers on it.  You can make a card, a scrapbook page, a home decor item. or anything else that inspires you.  What do you use more in your Spring projects?  Flowers?  Bunnies?  Both?  We look forward to your creations


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

Jean

by Jean Okimoto

Lindsay

by Lindsay Amrhein

Sherry

by Sherry Hester

Ready to create your own project with bunnies and/or flowers?  Link your finished work below.  You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, March 30th  to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:

 

 

 

02/01/2016

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #9 Tickled Pink- Pink Cards

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It  is time to announce 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 created shaker cards for last month's challenge.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's "shaker card " challenge is Cornelia from the Stempel Spass blog.  Here is her stunning creation:

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The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is  Larissa Heskett from the Larissa Heskett Designs 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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Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so I find myself making a lot of cards using pink.  However, you pink doesn't have to be limited to Valentine's Day.  How about baby cards?  Birthday cards?  Thank You cards?  There are really so many possibilities.  Has anyone ever made a successful masculine pink card?  Whatever your interpretation of this color challenge, we would love to see your creation!

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

Sherry

by Sherry Hester

Jean

by Jean Okimoto

Donna

by Donna Sledzik

Penny

by Penny Ward

Ready to create your own pink project?  Link your finished work below.  You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, February 28th to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:

 

01/01/2016

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #8- Shake it up Baby! (Shaker Cards)

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It  is time to announce 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 participated in last month's challenge.  I think people always enjoy seeing samples for holiday cards.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's "Season's Greetings " challenge is Donna from the Room in a Cupboard blog. She made decorative Christmas Crackers:

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The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is  Gail Scott from the I Like Paper 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.  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 can enter as many times as you like, and you are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar.

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I don't know about you, but I sure do love seeing the abundance of shaker cards that seem to be everywhere these days.  I have shaker cards for just about every occasion using just about every material imaginable to fill the "shaker" part of the card.   We would love to see your take on the challenge.   What do you use to fill your shakers?  Glitter?  Sequins?  Prills? Sand?  Flower Soft?  There are so many possibilities! 

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

Jenny

by Jenny Griffiths

 

Penny

by Penny Ward

 

Shelby2

by Shelby Thomas

Ready to create your own "shake it up" project?  Link your finished work below.  You have until the end of the day (EST) on Saturday, January 30th to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:

 

 

12/01/2015

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #7 Season's Greetings!

Challenge iconsIt  is time to announce 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 participated in last month's challenge.  People sure did know how to make cards sparkle!

The winner of our blog badge for last month's "Glitter " challenge is Melanie- Jane from the Cards by Melanie-Jane blog.  Here is her beautiful project:

The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Jill V from the My Life in Paper 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.  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 can enter as many times as you like, and you are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar.

Seasons

Can you believe it is already December?  Where did the year go?  I hope that you want to share your holiday projects with us.  Do you send out Christmas Cards?  Hanukkah Cards?  Season's Greeting Cards?  Are you scrapbooking the season?  Are you making your own holiday gifts?  We want to see your take on the challenge.   It is really up to you to show us how you interpret "Season's Greetings."

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

Penny

by Penny Ward

Jean

by Jean Okimoto

Donna


Ready to create your project to celebrate the season?  Link your finished work below.  You have until the end of the day (EST) on Tuesday, December 29th to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:

 

11/01/2015

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #6 Glitter!

Challenge iconsIt  is time to announce 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 participated in last month's challenge.  The entries were fantastic!

The winner of our blog badge for last month's "Black and White " challenge is Scrapmate from the Rocky Road Ink blog. She really made a beautiful graphic black and white card:

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The lucky winner of the draw for the  monthly prize is Betty Keefe from the Created by bjk 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.  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 can enter as many times as you like, and you are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar.

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I don't know about you, but this time of year makes me want to add a little bit of sparkle and shine to cards.  Are you one of those cardmakers who coats an entire card in glitter for a dramatic effect, or do you add a little bit of glitter here and there for subdued sparkly elegance?  Whatever your preference, we want to see your creations.  For this challenge, create a card or project for any season or event and add some glitter somewhere on your submission.  You can interpret glitter however you choose...glitter glue, loose glitter, glitter paper, glitter ribbon, etc.  Add enough glitter to be seen from space or just add small touches of glitter.  It is all up to you!

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

Shelby Thomas

 

Jean


Jean Okimoto

Penny

Penny Ward

Ready to create your glitter project?  Link your finished work below.  You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, November 27th  to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:

 

 

 

 

10/01/2015

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #5 Black and White


Challenge iconsIt  is time to announce 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!

The winner of our blog badge for last month's "Terrific Trees" challenge is Cornelia from the Stempel Spass blog.    We really appreciated her use of mirrored and glittery papers with the tree die. 

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The lucky winner of the draw for the  monthly prize is Dr. Sonia S V from the Cards, Crafts, Kids Projects blog.

Please contact me at memboxgroup@yahoo.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.  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 can enter as many times as you like, and you are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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Ahhh....black and white.  It is a classic for a reason.  Stylish, elegant, and perfect for just about any occasion.  How are you inspired to use a black and white palette in your crafting?  Is it for Halloween, weddings, thinking of you, or any other event?  We want to see all of your ideas for combining black and white.   You can choose any holiday, scene, or event you want to highlight in black and white.  We can't wait to see your inspirational creations.

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

Penny

  Penny Ward

Lindsay

Lindsay Amrhein

Sherry

 Sherry Hester

Donna

Donna Sledzik

Ready to create your own black and white project?  Link your finished work below.  You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, October 30th to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:

09/05/2015

Sat 05

Memory Box Challenge #4 Terrific Trees


Challenge iconsIt  is time to announce 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!

Speaking of prizes, the winner of the pie plate from Birch press design was Mary Marsh.  Thanks to everyone who entered the contest.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's "Cool Thoughts for Warm Days" challenge is the Hanging Ornament card from the Thoughts in Lines and Colors blog.  Thank you so much for your wonderful entry.

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The lucky winner of the draw for the  monthly prize is Darlene from Dar's Crafty Creations.

Please contact me at memboxgroup@yahoo.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.  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 can enter as many times as you like, and you are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

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It seems as though September arrived quickly and it is already Fall.  What kind of stamping are you doing?  Are you making gorgeous autumn cards with bright Fall leaves or are you already working on holiday cards with snowy trees that sparkle?  We want to see all of your leaf/tree card inspiration.  You can choose any season you want to highlight.  The only thing we ask is that your project feature leaves or trees on it.  We can't wait to see your inspirational creations.

Here are a few cards to help get you started:

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 Shelby Thomas

Don't forget to check out Shelby's blog post and video

 

Card2

Marnie Bushmole

Don't forget to check out Marnie's instructional blog post
 

Ready to create your own tree project?  Link your finished work below.  You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, August 28 to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes:

08/01/2015

Sat 01

Challenge #3- Cool Thoughts for Warm Days


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It is the first of the month, so that means it is time to announce another Memory Box Challenge.    The design team will provide a few samples for inspiration and hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even  have the chance to win prizes!

Speaking of prizes, the winner of the Small Flame Rolling Pin from Birch press design was Maureen Chandler.  Thanks to everyone who entered the contest.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's "red, white, and blue" challenge is Penny Ward from Penny Ward Ink.  Her take on the challenge was so much fun!

The lucky winner of the draw for the  monthly prize is Deeper Than Paper.

Please contact me at memboxgroup@yahoo.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.  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 can enter as many times as you like, and you are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar!

IconWith hot summer days in full gear, it is so nice to think about cool breezes, frosty drinks, or even dreams of cold winter weather.  For this challenge, submit a project with ways to cool down.  Let your imagination go wild.  You could use ice cream cones, snowflakes, fans, the beach, etc.  You can interpret the theme however you want.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from the design team to get you started!

Jean


Jean Okimoto

Marnie1

Marnie2

Marnie Bushmole

Jennifer1a


Jennifer1


Jennifer Van Pelt

Ready to create your own "cool" project?  Link your finished work below.  You have until the end of the day (EST) on August 29 to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes: