72 posts categorized "Challenge"

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:

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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.

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Memory Box has a lot of new dies and nothing sets them off better than a beautiful background. Do you use patterned papers, embossing folders, texture plates, inks or washi tapes? What inspires you the most? We would love to see what kinds of backgrounds you can design. The choice is really up to you. We would love to see your interpretation of the theme. All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

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

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

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

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

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

There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge70 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Tuesday, March 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prize:

 

 

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02/01/2021

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #69- Pretty Purples

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

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

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

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Lucy G from the LucyG Cards blog.

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

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

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

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

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

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By Sara Cook

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By Trina Pham

There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge69 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Saturday, February 27th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prize:

 

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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 #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.

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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:

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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 #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:

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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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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:

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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 #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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09/01/2020

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #65 Haunted Halloween

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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 Tina Z from the Treebug blog.  Her creativity for building a sea themed holiday card using various dies was outstanding:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Darlene Pavlick from Dar's Crafty Creations.

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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The theme this month is Halloween!  However, it is however you want to interpret it.  Does your Halloween inspiration come from cats, bats, and all things spooky?  Or are you inspired to make a birthday card using a color theme such as black/orange or purple/lime green?  You can go in any direction that you want.  We would love to see your take on the theme.  All we ask is that you use at least one memory box product in your entry.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples 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 #mbchallenge65 hashtag

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

 

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08/01/2020

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #64 Happy Holidays

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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 Super Stick Chick from the Super Stick Chick blog.  We loved the way the trees framed the Aurora Borealis:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Lucie G from the Lucie G Blog.

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

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

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

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We didn't do a Christmas in July because our holiday release didn't debut till the end of the month.  Now we are all excited to share holiday ideas with you.  Perhaps you would be willing to do the same for us.  We would love to have you share your holiday cards with us.  Do you celebrate Christmas?  Hanukkah?  Do you make Kwanza cards?  Or do you just want to ring in the new year?  We would love to see your take on the challenge.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box products on your entry.

Here are some samples to help get you started:

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by Donna Sledzik


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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 #mbchallenge64 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, August 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prize:

 

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07/01/2020

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:

Winner

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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