64 posts categorized "Challenge"

07/01/2020

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #63 Framed!

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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 was SmilynStef from the Ingenious Inkling blog.  We loved her bright use of colors:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Joyce M from the Cards by the Sea 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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How do you like to frame the focal points of your cards?  Do you use dies?  Frame stamps?  Create your own frames out of paper or embellishment?    We would love to see your take on the theme.  You can make any themed card you like....just remember to use some sort of frame on your card and use at least one Memory Box item in your project.  Good luck!

Here is some inspiration to help get you started.  Each of the samples uses products from the new Garden Party release:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge63 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, 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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06/01/2020

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #62- Birthday Cards

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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 was Lucie G from the LucieG Cards blog.  We really loved her beautiful spring card.

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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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Who makes birthday cards more than any other type of card?  I know I am always looking for new birthday card ideas inspiration.  We would love to see your take on the theme.  You can make a birthday card for anyone you like...just remember to use at least one Memory Box item in your project.  Good luck!

Here is some inspiration to help get you started.  Each of the samples use dies and papers from the new Garden Party release:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge62 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, June 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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05/01/2020

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #61- May Flowers (Floral Cards)

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Hi everyone, before we start with the challenge, we would just like to let you know that there have been some difficulties uploading pictures to Typepad.  We are working to resolve this problem with Typepad.  Until then, most of the instructions for the challenge will be primarily written.

Greetings friends. It is time for another challenge.  May is upon us, and the first thing I think about is flowers.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's challenge.  The winner of the blog badge was RosalieB from the ilovestamping blog.  We will upload a picture of her beautiful card when it is possible.

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

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

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

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

This Month's Challenge: Flowers!

April showers bring May flowers, or so they say.  We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.  You can make a card for any occasion,  but there should be a floral theme to your project.  Also, don't forget to use at least one Memory Box item in your project.  Good luck!

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 #mbchallenge61 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Saturday, 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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04/01/2020

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #60- Spring Fling (Spring Themed Cards)

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Greetings friends. It is time for another challenge.  I think a lot of us are home a lot lately, so perhaps you would like to join us in a creative activity.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's challenge.  The winner of the blog badge was Kim S from Joyful Creations With Kim.  We loved her use of a glitter trim as well as the small peeks of glitter in her diecut leaves:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize was KandA from KandA Creative Moments.

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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What are your favorite parts of Spring?  The flowers?  The chocolate eggs? Baseball?  We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.  This Spring has definitely been different from others, so it seems like a good idea to celebrate it any way we can.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your project.

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 #mbchallenge60 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, April 29th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prize:

 

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03/01/2020

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #59- Glitter Paper or Glue

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Greetings friends. Somehow January has already passed and it is time for another Memory Box challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge.  We really enjoyed your ideas for celebrating friends.

The winner of the blog badge was from Kim S from the Joyful Creations with Kim blog. We really loved her card design:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize was an Larissa Haskett with the IG handle of larissaheskettdesigns.

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 lots of sparkly items to celebrate Spring.  There are two new 6" x 6" glitter paper packs as well as 19 new colors of glitter glue.  We say let your cards shine!  For this month's challenge, we would like to see your interpretation of the glitter paper or glue theme.  You don't have to use Memory Box glitter paper or our glitter glue (although we always hope you will give them a try).  However, you do have to use one Memory Box item in your entry. 

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 #mbchallenge59 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, 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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02/01/2020

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #58- Hearts

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Greetings friends. Somehow January has already passed and it is time for another Memory Box challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge.  We really enjoyed your ideas for celebrating friends.

The winner of the blog badge as well as the random prize drawing was Donna Mikasa from the Three Umbrellas blog.  We loved her bold, graphic 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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February is often filled with hearts, but they can be used for so many different occasions.  Do you just use them on romantic cards?  Or do you use them for thinking of you cards, get well soon cards, missing you cards, etc?  We would love you see your interpretation.  You can use any theme or materials you like.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product and at least one heart on your card.

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 #mbchallenge58 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, February 28.   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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01/01/2020

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #57- Friendship

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Greetings friends.  It is a new month and even a new year.  Happy New Year everyone!!! It is time to start the year and introduce another Memory Box challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge.  We really enjoyed your holiday creations.

The winner of the blog badge was cardcrazycook on Instagram.  Her holiday card entry was stunning.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize was Helen F from the Moments of Crafting 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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Valentine's Day is starting to approach, and although you may have a significant other, you probably have several friends.  Therefore, we would like this challenge to celebrate the good friends in our lives.  What kind of card would you design to tell a friend how much you care?  It doesn't have to have the word "friendship" on it, it just has to celebrate those special people in your life. 

You can use any materials you like...stamps, papers, dies, hand lettering, etc.  All we ask is 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 #mbchallenge57 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, 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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12/02/2019

Mon 02

Glad Tidings
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, stopping by to share a Christmas card I created using Tidings Wreath

clear stamp set.  I stamped the wreath onto Copic Marker friendly cardstock.  
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Here is a list of the colors I chose, for the greenery: YG61, G24, YG67;  the berries: R24, R29, R59;

white/ gray: W00, W1, W2, W3, W6;  blue/ gray: BG70, BG72, BG75;

the background: V20, V22, and colorless blender.

For large images, I color a small section at a time. I don't like to color all the same- colored images at once.

I tend to get bored and make mistakes. Coloring a small section allows me to see where I want to lay my shadows.

After the image is complete, trim your panel. This card measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.
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I adhered the panel to a card base, than splattered some white and gold paint. After the paint splatter dries

I added some clear Stickles glitter glue. I embossed two sentiments from the same stamp set with gold embossing powder.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

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12/01/2019

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #56- Holiday Cards

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Greetings friends.  It is a new month and time to introduce another Memory Box challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge.  We really enjoyed your patterned paper creations

The winner of the blog badge was Vinita Jain from the madewithlovencare blog. We loved how she made the patterned paper the main focus of her card.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize was ExperimentsinC from the Experiments in Crafts 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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How do you celebrate the winter season?  Christmas?  Hanukkah?  Warm Winter Wishes?    I don't know about you, but I can always use a little holiday card inspiration....either for last minute cards or starting to plan for the next year.  We would love to see your holiday cards!  You can use any materials you like...stamps, papers, dies, hand lettering, etc.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product.

Here are some samples to help inspire you.

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By Donna Sledzik

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 #mbchallenge56 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, 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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11/01/2019

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #55- Patterned Paper

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Greetings friends.  It is a new month and time to introduce another Memory Box challenge. We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge.  It was fun to see all your leafy inspiration.

The winner of the blog badge was Diana Nguyen from the Yours Truly blog.  We loved her use of color to accentuate the leaf:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize was Alice from the Scrap & C blog. 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.

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You may not have noticed but Memory Box has two new 6"x 6" patterned paper packs.  The new release has inspired us to issue a patterned paper challenge.  Of course you can use either of the new packs or choose paper for your own stash.  How do you choose to add patterned paper to your cards?  Do you layer it?  Die cut it?  Stamp on top of it?  We would love to see how you use this versatile stamping supply.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.  It can be a stamp, die, or paper...whatever you like!

Here are some samples to help inspire you.  They all use some of the new Memory Box papers:

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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 #mbchallenge55 hashtag

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