25 posts categorized "Challenge"

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:

Jean


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!

 

Penny

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:

 

 

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:

Black and white winner


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: