49 posts categorized "Challenge"

05/01/2019

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #49- Embossing Extravaganza

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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 Meg from the Bits and Pieces blog.  We loved her clean and graphic design:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was ionabunny from the Crafty Nomad 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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This month's theme is all about using embossing in your projects.  I don't know about you, but embossing was one of the first techniques I learned, and it definitely hooked me!  We would love to see your projects that have an embossed element on them.  Cards that you could recreate easily and mass-produce.   All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here is an embossed sample by Jean Okimoto 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 #mbchallenge49 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, May 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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04/01/2019

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #48- Clean And Simple 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 was KT Fit Kitty from the KT Designs blog.  We loved her graphic design:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Loll, who entered on her blog Stamping with Loll.

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 them is all about simplicity and clean designs.  Cards that you could recreate easily and mass-produce.  We would love to see what kind of clean and simple designs you can create.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need some clean and simple inspiration?  Check out the work by these designers:

Trina

by Trina Pham

Isha

by Isha Gupta

Anne

by Anne Thompson

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 #mbchallenge48 hashtag

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

 

 

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03/01/2019

Fri 01

Blog Blitz Continues and Memory Box Challenge #47- Flower Power (cards with flowers on them)

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Greetings friends.  Today is a special day because this is the first time we have ever had a new challenge begin during a blog blitz.  What does that mean?  Extra prizes of course!  Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win the new Splendid Rose Frame die.  Enter the March contest for a chance to win several of the new dies.  Because the challenge is starting during the blitz, this month's challenge prize is larger than usual.  We hope you will want to participate!

Thanks to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge. We are always inspired by your pink and red submissions!

The winner of the blog badge is Nancy Littrell from the Scandinancy Creates blog.  We really liked her technique of the faux enamel heart.

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was 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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Spring is so close and it is that time of year to celebrate flowers.  We would love to see your floral creations to celebrate the changing of the seasons.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry and that you have a flower/flowers in your project.

Need some floral inspiration?  Check out the work by these designers:

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by Laura Fulcher

Leave a comment to this post for a chance to win then new Splendid Rose Frame that Laura used in her sample.

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by Anne Thompson

 

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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 #mbchallenge47 hashtag

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

 

 

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02/01/2019

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #46- Pink and Red

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Greetings friends.  It is a new month, a new year, 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 Greta H from the GG Creations blog.  She creates such an elegant Valentine card:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Heidi H, who entered on Instagram.

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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Are you ready for a color challenge?  We chose pink and red as the theme because Valentine's Day is coming, but you are certainly not restricted to that holiday!    We would love to see your birthday cards, congratulations cards, or even Halloween cards (if that floats your boat).   All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry and that your primary color scheme be pink and red.

Need some Pink and Red inspiration for the current challenge?  Check out these samples by Jean Okimoto:

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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 #mbchallenge46 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, February 27th.   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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01/01/2019

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #45- Love is in the Air

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Greetings friends.  Happy New Year!!! It is a new month, a new year, 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 had lots of holiday entries, and it made us so happy to see each and every one.  We are always inspired by your submissions!

The winner of the blog badge Heidi Hurley who entered on Instagram.  Her username there is spoelhoh, so be sure to check her out.  We will also be retweeting her card entry on our Instagram account.  

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Linda S from the Snail's Space 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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The holidays are over, and it is time to start thinking about Valentines.  Of course, the stores started putting out Valentine items in December, but I digress.  This month's theme is "Love is in the Air." You could make a Valentine card, a wedding card, or any other type of project that incorporates the theme of love.  We would love to see your interpretation! All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Speaking of "Love," the latest Memory Box release ships to stores on January 2nd with lots of Valentine goodies.  Be on the lookout for new ideas!  Also, save the date from January 7th through January 11th when will will be having a blog blitz on the Outside the Box blog to highlight the new items and to offer you chances to win prizes.

Need some Love is in the Air inspiration for the current challenge?  Check out these samples by Jean Okimoto.  They are even a sneak peek of what will be coming with the new release:

 

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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 #mbchallenge45 hashtag

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

 

 

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12/01/2018

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #44- Holiday Sparkle and Shine

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Greetings friends.  It is 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 Diane H from the Nellie's Nest blog.  She had a lovely autumnal design:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was MelissaSHB from the Created by Sunshine HoneyBee 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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It is the end of the year and time for holiday celebrations.  A good way to celebrate is with a little extra sparkle.  How do you add a little sparkle and shine?  Glitter?  Rhinestones?  Mirror paper?  There are so many options for adding a little glitz to cards.  We would absolutely love to see your sparkling holiday cards, scrapbook pages, tags, gifts, or anything that you create that celebrates the holidays with shine. All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

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

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by Laura Fulcher

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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 #mbchallenge44 hashtag

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

 

 

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11/01/2018

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #43- "Falling For You" Fall Themed Cards

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Greetings friends.  It is 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 Greta H from the GG Creations blog.  Her tag card really captured the Halloween spirit.

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was SuperStickChick from the Super Stick Chick 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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Fall is in the air!  It is that time to break out your autumnal stamps and dies such as leaves, apples, pumpkins, and so much more.  Are you inspired to make a Thanksgiving card?  A Fall birthday card?  A card for Homecoming?  We would absolutely love to see your Fall-themed designs. All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

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

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by Penny Ward

 

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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 #mbchallenge43 hashtag

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

 

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10/01/2018

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #42- Tricks and Tricksters- Halloween or Candy Themed

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Greetings friends.  It is 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 Bonnie from the Stamping with Klass blog.  We loved her washi accent for the dies.

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Becca Yahrling, who entered on Flickr.

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'm not sure how it became October already, but it is definitely time to start thinking about your Fall stamping.  I know that some of you are anxiously waiting to make Halloween cards and some of you don't celebrate Halloween at all.  Therefore the theme is twofold...  you can make a Halloween project or something that celebrates candy.  Do you make cards?  Candy favors?  I think this month is destined to be loaded with lots of fun ideas!   Don't forget to include at least one Memory Box product for your entry.

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

Jean

by Jean Okimoto

Donna

by Donna Sledzik

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by Penny Ward (with brand new Memory Box items)

 

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 #mbchallenge42 hashtag

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

 

 

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09/01/2018

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #41- Tape Too

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Greetings friends.  It is 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.

The winner of the blog badge was Helen F from the Moments of Crafting blog.

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Annie from The journey is the start here 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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Tape is such fun design element.  What tapes do you like to use?  Washi? Duct? Painters? Packing?  Do you have a special tape technique you enjoy such as image transfer?  Whatever your tape preference, we would like to see your finished project!  Don't forget to include at least one Memory Box product for your entry.

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

Donna

by Donna Sledzik

Penny

by Penny Ward

 

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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 #mbchallenge41 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Saturday, September 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 prizes:

 

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08/01/2018

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #40- Keep Cool and Carry On (Winter Cards)

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Greetings friends.  It is 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 Surf and Turf challenge.  There were so many fun images for Summer!

The winner of the blog badge was LucieG from the LucieG Cards blog.  We loved her elegant take on the theme:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Katwondoo from the Les Creations de Katwondoo 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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Is anyone else tired of all the heat?  Are you ready for a cooler breeze?  How about a winter breeze?  In order to celebrate the latest Memory Box release, which is loaded with winter items, this month's theme is all about Winter...snow, snowmen, snowflakes, winter scenes, etc.  You don't have to use the latest release in your entry, but you do have a chance to win part of the new release as part of this month's random draw for participants.   We can't wait to see your take on the challenge.   Don't forget to include at least one Memory Box product for your entry.

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

 

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by Jean Okimoto

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by Melissa Rusk

Have you seen the latest video by Dave Brethauer?  He created a gorgeous Winter scene with the new Holiday Lamp Post die:

 

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 #mbchallenge40 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, 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....including the gorgeous Holiday Lamp Post Frame die used in Dave's video!

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