96 posts categorized "Challenge"

02/01/2023

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #92- I'll Drink to That! (coffee, tea cards, etc)

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It is time for a brand new card challenges. We hope you will join us with the latest theme.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the red challenge last month. We loved seeing all of your beautiful designs

The winner of the blog badge as well as the random winner for the prize was Pat J, who posted her card on Splitcoaststampers.

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Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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This month's theme is "I'll Drink to that." It was inspired by the new Cuppa Love die (which is part of the prize package). What kinds of drink cards do you make? Coffee? Tea? Alcohol? There are so many options for cards that can be used year-round.  The choice is up to you! We just ask that you use something drink themed on your card and that you use at least one Memory Box product.

Here are some samples to help inspire you. Our samples use the Cuppa Love die, but you can use any drink-themed item you choose.

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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 #mbchallenge92 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, February 27th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

 

 

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01/01/2023

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #91- Ravishing Reds

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Happy New Year! It is a new year with brand new card challenges. We hope you will join us for some of them.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We loved seeing all of your bow designs

The winner of the blog badge was Denise Bryant. We loved that her bows really shined on the card. She posted her entry on Splitcoaststampers.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was SmilynStef from the Ingenious Inkling blog.                    

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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We are doing another color theme this month, and this time the color is RED. You can make a Valentine for the upcoming holiday, but you could also choose any theme you want. It could be a birthday card, a thinking of you card, or even another Christmas card. The choice is up to you! We just ask that you use red as a featured element on your card and that you use at least one Memory Box product.

Here are some samples to help inspire you. Our samples are for Valentines Day since we have a new Valentine release, but remember, you don't have to choose that theme for your entry:

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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 #mbchallenge91 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, January 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

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12/01/2022

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #90- Bows!

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Greetings friends. We are back this month with a new challenge, and we hope you will join us! Perhaps you already have a holiday card that will fit the theme and is ready to enter.

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.   You can also enter on Instagram. 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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The holidays are upon us and bows seem to be everywhere...on presents, trees, mantles and more. Of course, there are others celebrating winter birthdays that might have bows. Please don't be constrained by any particular season or event. We would love to see your interpretation.  You really can do whatever you want! We just ask that you use some sort of on your card and 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 #mbchallenge90 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, December 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here are the prizes you could win:

 

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11/01/2022

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge Postponed

Greetings friends. Things are going to look a little different this month for the card challenge because Typepad hasn't been working well for a week and is currently not letting us upload photos and add all of the features needed to run a monthly challenge. Therefore, we are going to take a month off from the challenge and reconvene again in December for a new card challenge. Hint...you might want to get cards with bows on them ready for next month!

We will continue to upload posts with photos in them ASAP once Typepad is back up and running completely. Meanwhile, you can also follow us on other social media platforms.

The random winner for the October prize was NanaConnie from the Grammy's Attic blog.

Thanks so much for your patience. It has been really frustrating to not be able to show you some crafty inspirations!

10/01/2022

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #89 Celebrating the Night

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We loved seeing all of your fall designs

The winner of the blog badge from August's challenge was Pat J who posted on Splitcoast Stampers. We loved their autumnal design:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Denise Bryant, who also posted on Splitcoast Stampers.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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October often makes us think of Halloween and spooky nights, but how do you interpret the theme of  "Night?" Do you think of Halloween? Celestial cards? Evening landscapes? The Northern Lights? There are so many possibilities and we would love to see your interpretation.  We just ask that you use some element of water on your card and 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 #mbchallenge98 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, October 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

 

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09/01/2022

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #88- Falling for Fall

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We loved seeing all of your yellow creations.

The winner of the blog badge from August's challenge was Bonnie from Stamping with Klass. We loved the pop of yellow on her card:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes Anita from ArtAni Design.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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September is here and with it, we have so many ways of celebrating fall. Back to School, apples, leaves, pumpkin spiced lattes, spooky bats, turkeys, etc. There are so many ways to highlight the fall on your cards, and we would love to see your interpretation.  You really can do whatever you want! We just ask that you use some element of water on your card and 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 #mbchallenge88 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, September 29th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

You could win the flower die from the first card sample as well as different kinds of bling in time for the fall:

 

 

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08/01/2022

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #87- Color Challenge: Yellow Cards

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We loved seeing all of your water-themed cards.

The winner of the blog badge as well as the random draw winner from July's challenge was Cathy R from Cathy's Card Spot. We loved the elegance of her under the sea card:

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Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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August is a hot month for a lot of us, so as an inspiration, we are going to do celebrate the warm color yellow. You can create a completely monochromatic card or add other colors as well so long as yellow is heavily featured. We love to see how people interpret a color challenge whether they use papers, inks, pencils or markers. You can do whatever you want! We just ask that you highlight the color yellow on your card and 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 #mbchallenge87 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Tuesday, August 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

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07/01/2022

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #86- "Waving" Hello (Water-themed cards)

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We loved seeing all of your spectacular metallic creations.

The winner of the blog badge from June's challenge was Greta H from the GG Creations blog. We loved her multiple uses of metallics:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was loll from the Stamping With Loll blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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July is here, and with it, a lot of us are headed to the ocean, lakes or pools. Water is all around us, even in the form of an afternoon summer rain. For this month, we would like to use water as your inspiration. Do you feel like an underwater scene? A beach sunset? A day on a boat? Staying at home out of the heat and listening to the rain? You really can do whatever you want! We just ask that you use some element of water on your card and 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 #mbchallenge86 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Saturday, July 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

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06/01/2022

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #85- Metallic Mania

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We loved seeing all of your May floral creations.

The winner of the blog badge from May's challenge was Rosemary D from the Hey There....rosigrl! blog. We loved her bright and bold floral design.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Darnell from djkardkreations.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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Memory Box has a new release of dies, including some brand new hot foil dies! For those of you have foil machines, it is an easy way to add a little glitz and glamor to you card. In honor of the new foil dies, we are celebrating metallic card elements this month. You can use foil (of course), but you could also use metallic papers, metallic embossing, etc. The choice is really up to you. We just ask that you use some metallic elements on your card and that you use at least one Memory Box product.

Here are some samples to help inspire you.  These samples all use the new hot foil dies:

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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 #mbchallenge85 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, June 29th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

 

Supplies

 

05/01/2022

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #84- May Flowers

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We loved seeing all of your colorful creations.

The winner of the blog badge from April's challenge was Pat J posted on Splitcoast Stampers. They really grasped the color challenge!

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Donna Phelan from the Crafting by the Beach blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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April showers bring May flowers. Yeah! We love to celebrate flowers at Memory Box. I'm sure you have noticed that we have lots of floral motifs...especially flowers! It is a particularly good time for the theme with Mother's Day coming soon and ...here's a sneak peek hint....there is a new release coming soon loaded with floral designs (among other things). We would absolutely love to see your floral creations. You can create a card for any occasion. We just ask that flowers take the focal point and you use at least one Memory Box product.

Here are some samples to help inspire you.  Good luck

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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 #mbchallenge84 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, May 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

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