60 posts categorized "Challenge"

03/01/2020

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #59- Glitter Paper or Glue

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Greetings friends. Somehow January has already passed and 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 played along with us for our last challenge.  We really enjoyed your ideas for celebrating friends.

The winner of the blog badge was from Kim S from the Joyful Creations with Kim blog. We really loved her card design:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize was an Larissa Haskett with the IG handle of larissaheskettdesigns.

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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Memory Box has lots of sparkly items to celebrate Spring.  There are two new 6" x 6" glitter paper packs as well as 19 new colors of glitter glue.  We say let your cards shine!  For this month's challenge, we would like to see your interpretation of the glitter paper or glue theme.  You don't have to use Memory Box glitter paper or our glitter glue (although we always hope you will give them a try).  However, you do have to use one Memory Box item in your entry. 

Here are some samples to help inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge59 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, March 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prize:

 

 

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02/01/2020

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #58- Hearts

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Greetings friends. Somehow January has already passed and 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 played along with us for our last challenge.  We really enjoyed your ideas for celebrating friends.

The winner of the blog badge as well as the random prize drawing was Donna Mikasa from the Three Umbrellas blog.  We loved her bold, graphic design.

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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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February is often filled with hearts, but they can be used for so many different occasions.  Do you just use them on romantic cards?  Or do you use them for thinking of you cards, get well soon cards, missing you cards, etc?  We would love you see your interpretation.  You can use any theme or materials you like.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product and at least one heart on your card.

Here are some samples to help inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge58 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, February 28.   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 prize:

 

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01/01/2020

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #57- Friendship

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Greetings friends.  It is a new month and even a new year.  Happy New Year everyone!!! It is time to start the year and introduce another Memory Box challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge.  We really enjoyed your holiday creations.

The winner of the blog badge was cardcrazycook on Instagram.  Her holiday card entry was stunning.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize was Helen F from the Moments of Crafting blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play along in this month's challenge?  The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Memory Box stamp or die on your project and link your entry to this blog post.  You can make a card, a scrapbook page, a home decor item, etc..  To encourage participants with various levels of stamping experience, one entry will be selected at random to win a prize. Enter as many times as you want, but your name will only be entered once into the random prize drawing.   In addition, the design team will select their favorite entry to  be highlighted on the Outside the Box blog and that designer will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog. 

You don't have to have a blog in order to participate.   You can upload your project to any online gallery and link it to this post.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Memory Box product.  You are also welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Feel free to grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar.

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Valentine's Day is starting to approach, and although you may have a significant other, you probably have several friends.  Therefore, we would like this challenge to celebrate the good friends in our lives.  What kind of card would you design to tell a friend how much you care?  It doesn't have to have the word "friendship" on it, it just has to celebrate those special people in your life. 

You can use any materials you like...stamps, papers, dies, hand lettering, etc.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product.

Here are some samples to help inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge57 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, January 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prize:

 

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12/02/2019

Mon 02

Glad Tidings
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, stopping by to share a Christmas card I created using Tidings Wreath

clear stamp set.  I stamped the wreath onto Copic Marker friendly cardstock.  
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Here is a list of the colors I chose, for the greenery: YG61, G24, YG67;  the berries: R24, R29, R59;

white/ gray: W00, W1, W2, W3, W6;  blue/ gray: BG70, BG72, BG75;

the background: V20, V22, and colorless blender.

For large images, I color a small section at a time. I don't like to color all the same- colored images at once.

I tend to get bored and make mistakes. Coloring a small section allows me to see where I want to lay my shadows.

After the image is complete, trim your panel. This card measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.
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I adhered the panel to a card base, than splattered some white and gold paint. After the paint splatter dries

I added some clear Stickles glitter glue. I embossed two sentiments from the same stamp set with gold embossing powder.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

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12/01/2019

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #56- Holiday Cards

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Greetings friends.  It is a new month and time to introduce another Memory Box challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge.  We really enjoyed your patterned paper creations

The winner of the blog badge was Vinita Jain from the madewithlovencare blog. We loved how she made the patterned paper the main focus of her card.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize was ExperimentsinC from the Experiments in Crafts 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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How do you celebrate the winter season?  Christmas?  Hanukkah?  Warm Winter Wishes?    I don't know about you, but I can always use a little holiday card inspiration....either for last minute cards or starting to plan for the next year.  We would love to see your holiday cards!  You can use any materials you like...stamps, papers, dies, hand lettering, etc.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product.

Here are some samples to help inspire you.

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By Donna Sledzik

There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge56 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, December 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prize:

 

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11/01/2019

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #55- Patterned Paper

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Greetings friends.  It is a new month and time to introduce another Memory Box challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge.  It was fun to see all your leafy inspiration.

The winner of the blog badge was Diana Nguyen from the Yours Truly blog.  We loved her use of color to accentuate the leaf:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize was Alice from the Scrap & C 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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You may not have noticed but Memory Box has two new 6"x 6" patterned paper packs.  The new release has inspired us to issue a patterned paper challenge.  Of course you can use either of the new packs or choose paper for your own stash.  How do you choose to add patterned paper to your cards?  Do you layer it?  Die cut it?  Stamp on top of it?  We would love to see how you use this versatile stamping supply.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.  It can be a stamp, die, or paper...whatever you like!

Here are some samples to help inspire you.  They all use some of the new Memory Box papers:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge55 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, November 29th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prize:

 

 

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10/01/2019

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #54- Falling Leaves

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Greetings friends.  It is a new month and time to introduce another Memory Box challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge.  You guys submitted  exceptional work last month and we are truly grateful.

The winner of the blog badge was crazycardcook from Instagram.  Her cabin in the woods card was framed beautifully and had a nice depth to it:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize of dies was laceyj5858 from Instagram.  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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I don't know about you, but I get the urge to create with leaf images and dies this time of year.  Although autumn leaves are gorgeous, leaves really make great projects year round.   How do you use leaves on your cards or scrapbook pages?  We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here are some leafy cards from the latest release to help inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge54 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, October 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prize:

 

09/01/2019

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #53 -- Framed!

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Greetings friends.  It is a new month and time to introduce another Memory Box challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge. We are always inspired by your submissions!

The winner of the blog badge was Chrissie from the Simply One of a Kind blog.  We loved how the "hot" colors showed off the butterflies:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize of dies was Diane H from the Nellie's Nest 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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Frames!  Aren't they wonderful?  They really help to create a focal point on your card.  Memory Box has a huge number of framed dies as well as a nice selection in the new 2019 Holiday Release.  How do you create your own frames?  Do you use dies?  Stamps?  Draw them?  Use frame embellishments?  We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here are some framed cards from the latest release to help inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge53 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, September 29.   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 prize:

 

If you will, you will be allowed to choose the frame die OF YOUR CHOICE from the new Holiday 2019 release.  Good luck!!!

 

08/01/2019

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #52 Some Like it Hot (Red, Orange, Yellow)

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Greetings friends.  It is a new month and time to introduce another Memory Box challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge. We are always inspired by your submissions!

The winner of the blog badge was SmilinStef from the Ingenious Inkling blog.  We loved how the stripes showed off the butterfly dies.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize of dies was ExperimentsinC from the Experiments in Craft 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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It's Summer, and the weather is really hot.  We thought it was a perfect time to use warm colors for a color challenge (red, orange and/or yellow).  What is your favorite warm color for cardmaking?  You can use one color or many.  The choice is really up to you. All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here is a card by Jean Okimoto to help get you started:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge52 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, August 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes from our latest collection:

 

 

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07/01/2019

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #51 Striped Cards

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Greetings friends.  It is a new month and time to introduce another Memory Box challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge. We are always inspired by your submissions!

The winner of the blog badge and the random winner were both Jo Jo's Spot from the Jo-Jo's Spot blog.  She created a lovely and elegant butterfly card:

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Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play along in this month's challenge?  The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Memory Box stamp or die on your project and link your entry to this blog post.  You can make a card, a scrapbook page, a home decor item, etc..  To encourage participants with various levels of stamping experience, one entry will be selected at random to win a prize. Enter as many times as you want, but your name will only be entered once into the random prize drawing.   In addition, the design team will select their favorite entry to  be highlighted on the Outside the Box blog and that designer will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog. 

You don't have to have a blog in order to participate.   You can upload your project to any online gallery and link it to this post.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Memory Box product.  You are also welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Feel free to grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar.

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This month's theme is all about stripes.  There can be striped backgrounds, stamps, dies, layouts, etc.  How do you use stripes in your cards?  We would love to see your projects that have stripes on them.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here are some design team samples to get you started:

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By Trina Pham

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By Melissa Rusk

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By Jean Okimoto

There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge51 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Tuesday, July 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes from our latest collection:

 

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