92 posts categorized "Challenge"

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:

 

 

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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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04/01/2022

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #83- Colorful Creations

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We loved seeing all your cards telling people how much you missed them/were thinking of them.

The winner of the blog badge from March's challenge was Beverly S from Bev's Creative Path blog. We loved her floral theme to the Thinking of You challenge.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Helen F.  Congratulations!

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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I don't know about you, but I am ready for spring and an explosion of color. This month's theme is therefore "Colorful Creations." Bring on your bright, vibrant cards that are bursting with color. You can make a card for any occasion using any style or technique you choose....just make sure that many colors are represented! 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? Here are some cards where the designers created that are definitely colorful:

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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 #mbchallenge83 hashtag

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

 

 

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03/01/2022

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #82- Miss You/Thinking of You

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We love seeing your pink cards.

The winner of the blog badge from February's "Tickled Pink" challenge was johnsopa from Splitcoaststampers. We loved how many types of pinks they used..background, diecut pieces, ink, etc.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was kailashcrafts on Instagram.

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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In this age of quarantines and separations, it is a great idea to reconnect with those around us and remind them how much we love them and miss them. For that reason, this month's theme is "missing you/thinking of you cards." Feel free to make it for anyone you want with any type of decorations you choose. It wouldn't be a bad idea to mail your card to a loved one when you are done (even though this isn't required). 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? Here are some cards where the designers created that feature the theme of missing you/thinking of 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 #mbchallenge82 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, March 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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02/01/2022

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #81- Tickled Pink

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the alphabet challenge last month. We love seeing your work.

The winner of the blog badge from January's alphabet theme was from member johnsopa on Splitcoaststampers. We loved how they really highlighted the letters on their card:

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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.

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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It is almost time for Valentine's Day, so it is the time of hearts, flowers, and....the color pink! For this month's challenge, we would like you to make a pink card. You can use other colors as well, but the focal color should remain pink. You can make something for Valentine's Day, but it can be for any occasion you want...Mother's Day, get well soon, birthdays, etc. I'm not sure how it would work, but you could even make a pink Halloween card if you so choose.  It 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? Here are some cards where the designers created that feature the color pink:

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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 #mbchallenge81 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, 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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01/01/2022

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #80- Alphabets

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Greetings friends. Can you believe that it is already a new year? We hope you will join Memory Box in celebrating new releases, sharing cardmaking inspiration and perhaps even joining a card challenge or two. Thanks so much for supporting us in 2021, and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!

The winner of the blog badge from December's Snow challenge was Izzy Scrap from the Izzy Scrap Blog. We loved her soft, snowy scene:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was susanbcards, who goes by susanbcards on Instagram. Congratulations!

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

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

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

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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Do you ever feel like you don't have the right stamp or die to say exactly what you want? Sometimes you have to create the message yourself. Do you die cut letters and spell your own words? Cut out letters from magazines? Stamp individual letters? Hand-draw your letters? We would love to see what you create using an alphabet to spell out your own message. There are so many possibilities.  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? Here are some cards where the designers created their own messages:

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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 #mbchallenge80 hashtag

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