55 posts categorized "Challenge"

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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10/01/2019

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #54- Falling Leaves

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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.  You guys submitted  exceptional work last month and we are truly grateful.

The winner of the blog badge was crazycardcook from Instagram.  Her cabin in the woods card was framed beautifully and had a nice depth to it:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize of dies was laceyj5858 from 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.

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I don't know about you, but I get the urge to create with leaf images and dies this time of year.  Although autumn leaves are gorgeous, leaves really make great projects year round.   How do you use leaves on your cards or scrapbook pages?  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.

Here are some leafy cards from the latest release 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 #mbchallenge54 hashtag

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

 

09/01/2019

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #53 -- Framed!

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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 are always inspired by your submissions!

The winner of the blog badge was Chrissie from the Simply One of a Kind blog.  We loved how the "hot" colors showed off the butterflies:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize of dies was Diane H from the Nellie's Nest 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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Frames!  Aren't they wonderful?  They really help to create a focal point on your card.  Memory Box has a huge number of framed dies as well as a nice selection in the new 2019 Holiday Release.  How do you create your own frames?  Do you use dies?  Stamps?  Draw them?  Use frame embellishments?  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.

Here are some framed cards from the latest release 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 #mbchallenge53 hashtag

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

 

If you will, you will be allowed to choose the frame die OF YOUR CHOICE from the new Holiday 2019 release.  Good luck!!!

 

08/01/2019

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #52 Some Like it Hot (Red, Orange, Yellow)

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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 are always inspired by your submissions!

The winner of the blog badge was SmilinStef from the Ingenious Inkling blog.  We loved how the stripes showed off the butterfly dies.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prize of dies was ExperimentsinC from the Experiments in Craft 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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It's Summer, and the weather is really hot.  We thought it was a perfect time to use warm colors for a color challenge (red, orange and/or yellow).  What is your favorite warm color for cardmaking?  You can use one color or many.  The choice is really up to you. All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here is a card by Jean Okimoto to help 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 #mbchallenge52 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, 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 prizes from our latest collection:

 

 

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07/01/2019

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #51 Striped 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 are always inspired by your submissions!

The winner of the blog badge and the random winner were both Jo Jo's Spot from the Jo-Jo's Spot blog.  She created a lovely and elegant butterfly card:

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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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This month's theme is all about stripes.  There can be striped backgrounds, stamps, dies, layouts, etc.  How do you use stripes in your cards?  We would love to see your projects that have stripes on them.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here are some design team samples to get you started:

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By Trina Pham

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By Melissa Rusk

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By Jean Okimoto

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 #mbchallenge51 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Tuesday, 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 prizes from our latest collection:

 

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06/01/2019

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #50 Cute as a Button

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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 are always inspired by your submissions!

The winner of the blog badge was Cathy R from Cathy's Card Spot blog.   We loved her beautiful butterfly card with the embossed dotted background:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Evita Rojas.

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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This month's theme is all about using buttons as embellishments.  Do you use one?  A handful?   Large buttons?  Small ones?  How about colors and patterns?  There are so many options.  We would love to see your projects that have buttons on them.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here are some design team samples to get you started:

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by Donna Sledzik

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by Laura Fulcher

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by Laura Fulcher

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 #mbchallenge50 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Saturday, 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 prizes from our latest collection:

 

 

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05/01/2019

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #49- Embossing Extravaganza

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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 are always inspired by your submissions!

The winner of the blog badge was Meg from the Bits and Pieces blog.  We loved her clean and graphic design:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was ionabunny from the Crafty Nomad 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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This month's theme is all about using embossing in your projects.  I don't know about you, but embossing was one of the first techniques I learned, and it definitely hooked me!  We would love to see your projects that have an embossed element on them.  Cards that you could recreate easily and mass-produce.   All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here is an embossed sample by Jean Okimoto 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 #mbchallenge49 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, 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 prizes from our latest collection

 

 

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04/01/2019

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #48- Clean And Simple 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 are always inspired by your submissions!

The winner of the blog badge was KT Fit Kitty from the KT Designs blog.  We loved her graphic design:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Loll, who entered on her blog Stamping with Loll.

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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This month's them is all about simplicity and clean designs.  Cards that you could recreate easily and mass-produce.  We would love to see what kind of clean and simple designs you can create.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need some clean and simple inspiration?  Check out the work by these designers:

Trina

by Trina Pham

Isha

by Isha Gupta

Anne

by Anne Thompson

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 #mbchallenge48 hashtag

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

 

 

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03/01/2019

Fri 01

Blog Blitz Continues and Memory Box Challenge #47- Flower Power (cards with flowers on them)

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Greetings friends.  Today is a special day because this is the first time we have ever had a new challenge begin during a blog blitz.  What does that mean?  Extra prizes of course!  Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win the new Splendid Rose Frame die.  Enter the March contest for a chance to win several of the new dies.  Because the challenge is starting during the blitz, this month's challenge prize is larger than usual.  We hope you will want to participate!

Thanks to everyone who played along with us for our last challenge. We are always inspired by your pink and red submissions!

The winner of the blog badge is Nancy Littrell from the Scandinancy Creates blog.  We really liked her technique of the faux enamel heart.

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Craftyfield from the Crafty Endeavours 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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Spring is so close and it is that time of year to celebrate flowers.  We would love to see your floral creations to celebrate the changing of the seasons.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry and that you have a flower/flowers in your project.

Need some floral inspiration?  Check out the work by these designers:

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by Laura Fulcher

Leave a comment to this post for a chance to win then new Splendid Rose Frame that Laura used in her sample.

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by Anne Thompson

 

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By Jean Okimoto

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 #mbchallenge47 hashtag

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

 

 

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02/01/2019

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #46- Pink and Red

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Greetings friends.  It is a new month, a new year, 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 are always inspired by your submissions!

The winner of the blog badge  was Greta H from the GG Creations blog.  She creates such an elegant Valentine card:

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The random winner drawn from all the entries was Heidi H, who entered on 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.

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Are you ready for a color challenge?  We chose pink and red as the theme because Valentine's Day is coming, but you are certainly not restricted to that holiday!    We would love to see your birthday cards, congratulations cards, or even Halloween cards (if that floats your boat).   All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry and that your primary color scheme be pink and red.

Need some Pink and Red inspiration for the current challenge?  Check out these samples by Jean Okimoto:

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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 #mbchallenge46 hashtag

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

 

 

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