80 posts categorized "Challenge"

10/01/2021

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #77- Holidays!

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Greetings friends. It is time for a another challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Please note that we changed the rules for the monthly challenge, so be sure to read the rules if you are participating in the October challenge.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's stripe challenge. We always love seeing your incredible creations.

The winner of the blog badge was Bonnie from the Stamping with Klass blog. We really loved the elegant striped background of her card.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Lynne R from Lynne's Craft Haven.

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.

**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 holiday release, so it is the perfect time to introduce a holiday challenge.  We would love to see how you interpret the theme. It could be Christmas, but it definitely doesn't have to be! What holidays do you celebrate?

All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Our design team member Donna Sledzik created a card to help inspire you and wrote instructions to help you recreate the design.

 

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To make the card, die cut the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate from white cardstock and use Old Paper, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks to color the panel.

Next, die cut the lamp post from black cardstock and the candle from white cardstock.  Color the candle with colored pencils then glue the lamp to a piece of acetate and trim away the excess acetate.  

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Die cut the pine needles and holly branch from green cardstock.  

Heat emboss the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock.

To assemble the card, glue the candle to the background and then adhere the lantern over it.  

Glue the greens in place and add some Tim Holtz Snow Texture Paste to the greens.  While the paste was still wet, sprinkle glitter over the wet paste.

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Splatter the card with white ink and added some Red Fairy Crystals and Fairy Jewels.

Glue a red bow to the lamp post and used foam tape to adhere the sentiment strip.

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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 #mbchallenge77 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, October 31st.   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. 

 

One project will be chosen at random to win the Lamp post die featured in this post as well as some holiday jewels to decorate:

 

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09/01/2021

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #76- Stripes

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Greetings friends. It is time for a another challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's white focal point challenge. We always love seeing your incredible creations.

The winner of the blog badge was conniecrafter from Connie's Crafty Creations blog. She did a fantastic job of making white the focal point of her card:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Gail from the I Like Paper 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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Stripes are so much fun on a card. They are a great way to add a bit of interest to your background. Do you use diagonal stripes? A single stripe along the bottom of a card? Do you create an ombre effect with stripes of different shades? How do you make your stripes? Paper? Washi tape? String? There are so many possibilities, and we would love to see your take on the theme.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these samples to get you started:

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Sample2

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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 #mbchallenge76 hashtag

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

 

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08/01/2021

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #75- White Focal Point

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Greetings friends. It is the last month of summer for many of us, and it is time for a another challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's nautical challenge. We always love seeing your incredible creations.

The winner of the blog badge was Vinita Jain from the madewithlovencare blog. We loved her gorgeous nautical collage:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Liz Cavill from the Crafty Sunflower 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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We often think of winter whites, but why not do something of a white challenge in the summer? Instead of asking you to make an all white project, we would like to see cards using white as a focal point. For example, do you stamp in white? Emboss in white? Die cut white paper? Your card can be any color you wish, but the focal point should include a white element. There are so many possibilities, and we would love to see your take on the theme.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these samples to get you started:

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Sample 1- Diecutting in White

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Sample 2- White Embossing

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Sample 3- White Text

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Sample 4- White Diecutting paired with White Stamping

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 #mbchallenge75 hashtag

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

 

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07/01/2021

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #74- Ahoy There! (Boat/Nautical)

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Greetings friends. July has arrived, and it is time for a another challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's blue challenge. We always love seeing your incredible creations.

The winner of the blog badge was Greta H from the GG Creations blog. We loved here ombre effect with the blue butterflies:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Lucie G from the LucieG Cards 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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Ahoy there mateys! We thought it would be a great time of year to introduce a nautical theme. Of course, you can add a boat to your card, but there are so many other items you might choose...ropes, compasses, waves, seagulls, anchors, pirates, ocean horizons, etc. There are so many possibilities, and we would love to see your take on the theme.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these samples to get you started:

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Boat2

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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 #mbchallenge74 hashtag

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

 

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06/01/2021

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #73- Feeling Blue

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Greetings friends. June has arrived, and it is time for a another challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's water challenge. We always love seeing your incredible creations

The winner of the blog badge as well as the random drawing winner was Jenny Martin of the My paper Epiphany blog. We loved her underwater 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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It is time for another color challenge.  This month the theme is "blue." Does that make you think of summer skies? Blue waters? It is really up to you!  We would love to see your take on this theme.  All we ask is that you incorporate the color blue somehow on your card and use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these samples to 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 #mbchallenge73 hashtag

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

 

 

 

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05/01/2021

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #72- Water

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Greetings friends. It is May already and time for a brand new challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's paint challenge. We always love seeing your beautiful creations.

The winner of the blog badge was Lucie G from Lucie G Cards. We loved her elegant design:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Paperpapier from the Paperpapier 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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Memory Box is currently celebrating the new "Under the Sea" release, which has all of us thinking about water...the ocean, lakes, rivers, etc. How do you use water as a theme on your card? Is it bodies of water? Rain? Glasses of water? There are so many ways to interpret this theme.  We would love to see your take on this theme.  All we ask is that you incorporate water somehow on your card and use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these samples to get you started:

Fish

Whale

Octo

Boat

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 #mbchallenge72 hashtag

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

 

 

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04/01/2021

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #71 Paint!

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Greetings friends. It is March and time for a brand new challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's purple challenge. The winner of the blog badge was Ma-Mi from the Rilček in Kljunček blog.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Theresa P from Theresa's Studio.

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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Do you use paint on your cards? How? Do you create backgrounds? Color in images? Color die cuts? Splatter your finished piece? What types of paints do you use? Oils? Watercolors Acrylics? We would love to see your interpretation of this theme.  All we ask is that you incorporate paint somehow on your card and use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these samples to get you started:

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Painting Die Cuts

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Soft watercolor wash

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Watercolors to frame your die cuts

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More with Peerless Watercolors.

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 #mbchallenge71 hashtag

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

 

 

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Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #72- Water

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Greetings friends. It is May already and time for a brand new challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's paint challenge. We always love seeing your beautiful creations.

The winner of the blog badge was Lucie G from Lucie G Cards. We loved her elegant design:

Winner

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

Monthlythemebadge

Memory Box is currently celebrating the new "Under the Sea" release, which has all of us thinking about water...the ocean, lakes, rivers, etc. How do you use water as a theme on your card? Is it bodies of water? Rain? Glasses of water? There are so many ways to interpret this theme.  We would love to see your take on this theme.  All we ask is that you incorporate water somehow on your card and use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these samples to get you started:

Fish

Whale

Octo

Boat

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 #mbchallenge72 hashtag

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

 

 

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03/01/2021

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #70 Beautiful Backgrounds

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Greetings friends. It is March and time for a brand new challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's purple challenge. The winner of the blog badge was Beverly S from Bev's Creative Path. We loved her purple card using our retired gnome set:

Purple Gnome Card

 

The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Inkami from the Inkami 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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Memory Box has a lot of new dies and nothing sets them off better than a beautiful background. Do you use patterned papers, embossing folders, texture plates, inks or washi tapes? What inspires you the most? We would love to see what kinds of backgrounds you can design. The choice is really up to you. 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.

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these samples to get you started:

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This first sample uses one of our wide washi tapes. It is a quick and easy way to add a bright decorative background.

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How about using watercolor and a texture plate? This background really helps to focus on a central image or die on the card.

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How about an ink background? What are your favorite inks to use?

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Sometimes you don't want the background to overshadow the foreground, but you still want to add a bit of interest. Why not use a texture plate?

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 #mbchallenge70 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Tuesday, 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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02/01/2021

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #69- Pretty Purples

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Greetings friends. Congratulations on making it to 2021! 2020 was incredibly tough, so I wish for a much better new year for everyone.

January marks a new month, so it is time for another challenge.  I hope you will join us this month for the crafting fun.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's heart challenge. The winner of the blog badge was Larissa Heskett from the Larissa Heskett Designs blog. We loved her snowman heart card:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Lucy G from the LucyG Cards 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 has been a while since we have done a color challenge. This month's theme is "purple." Perhaps you will be inspired to make a Valentine. Perhaps not. You can create any theme you want so long as the main color of your card is purple. Perhaps you will make a birthday card or Mother's Day card. The choice is really up to you. We would love to see your interpretation. All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these samples to get you started:

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Mbstample1Sara

By Sara Cook

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By Trina Pham

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 #mbchallenge69 hashtag

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

 

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