76 posts categorized "Challenge"

05/03/2021

Mon 03

Just Keep Swimming
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some alcohol ink fun! You'll need Yupo Paper to create the background, but, I found in a pinch glossy photo paper works well also!  The newest Memory Box Challenge is WATER...show us your water theme project and play along!!!

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I used alcohol inks in shades lettuce, mermaid, and indigo, and the blending solution. Allow to dry. Then I die cut the panel with Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die. Adhere the die cut panel to the card base.  
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I die cut the sea creatures using only white cardstock for a nice contrast. Lastly, I embossed the sentiment from the stamp set, Peony Garden Corner Stamp and scattered some clear jewels.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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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:

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.

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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:

Sample2a

Painting Die Cuts

Sample1

Soft watercolor wash

Sample3

Watercolors to frame your die cuts

Sample4

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.

Monthlythemebadge

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:

Sample1

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

Sample2

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.

Monthlythemebadge

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

MBsample2Trina

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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01/01/2021

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #68- Hearts

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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 challenge. It is always fun to be inspired by tree cards. I know I use them year- round. The winner of the blog badge was Joyce M from the Cards by the Sea blog. We loved the bright colors of her tree design:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Kanda from the KandA Creative Moments 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

This month's theme is hearts.  It pairs well with the latest Memory Box release and is perfect for those thinking about making Valentine's Day cards. Of course, you don't have to restrict yourself to Valentines. What cards do you like to make with hearts? Friendship? Weddings? Anniversaries? Who do you make cards with hearts for? Your kids? Your friends? Your spouse? 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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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 #mbchallenge68 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Saturday, 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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12/01/2020

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #67- Trees

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Greetings friends. It is time for another challenge.  I hope you will join us this month for the challenge.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's challenge (even if it was a repeat challenge).  We hope you were inspired by the plaid!  The winner of the blog badge was Joyce M from the Cards by the Sea blog.  We loved the soft pastels of her plaid Christmas card:

Winner

 

The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Suze #1 From the craftysuze 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

Trees are such a fun element for cards.  After all, nothing quite marks a season like trees.  This time of year even has beautifully decorated trees!  The theme for this month is all about trees.  You could do a Christmas tree...or not.  You could show an entire tree or just a branch.  Perhaps you prefer spring trees with buds or beautiful fall trees loaded with color.  Do you use tree stamps? Dies? Washi tape? Paper? The interpretation is completely up to you.  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:

Mb4

Mb2

Mb1

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 #mbchallenge67 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, 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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11/01/2020

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #66 Playing with Plaids- Take 2!

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Hi everyone.  We are so sorry that our links to enter the contest weren't working last month. However, we were able to get everything fixed to begin November.  This month's theme will be a continuation of last month since we do not wish to leave anyone out who wanted to enter.  A few people were able to enter at the last minute this month when the links became activated, so in all fairness, one entry was chosen at random to win the prizes.  If your entry was not randomly selected, it will automatically go into the pot of entries for November.  You do not need to resubmit your entry.

Congratulations to Darlene Pavlic from Dar's Crafty Creations.  Your entry was selected at random to win the October prizes.  Please email me at stampjournal@gmail.com so that I can get you your prize.

Monthlythemebadge

With fall and winter holidays fast approaching, many of the cards we create often have plaid elements to them. There is just something comforting and cozy about plaid. We would love to see your interpretation of the theme. Do you stamp with plaid stripes? Use patterned paper? Plaid ribbons? There are so many different options! You can go in any direction that you want. We would love to see what you create. All we ask is that you use at least one memory box product in your entry.

Need a little inspiration? Here are some samples to help get you started:

Pict1

Pict2

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 #mbchallenge66 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, 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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10/01/2020

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #66 Playing with Plaids

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Greetings friends. It is time for another challenge.  I hope you will join us this month for the challenge.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's challenge.  The winner of the blog badge as well as the winner of the random draw was SmilynStef from the Ingenious Inkling blog.  This is only the second time that the winner also won the random draw, so congratulations Stef!  We loved your Halloween party scene:

Winner

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

With fall and winter holidays fast approaching, many of the cards we create often have plaid elements to them.  There is just something comforting and cozy about plaid.  We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.  Do you stamp with plaid stripes?  Use patterned paper?  Plaid ribbons?  There are so many different options!  You can go in any direction that you want. We would love to see what you create. All we ask is that you use at least one memory box product in your entry.

Need a little inspiration? Here are some samples to help get you started:

Sample1

Sample2

Sample3

Sample4

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 #mbchallenge66 hashtag

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

 

 

Update!!!  The link to enter is fixed, but we will be running this contest again in November for everyone who wants to play with this challenge.

 

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