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Monthly Challenges

August 2022 Challenge

August 2022 Challenge

Welcome to the August challenge at Pinkfresh Studio! You all created such amazing projects for last month's challenge, and we can't wait to see what you create this month! This challenge is for ALL papercrafters - including scrapbooking, cardmaking, minis, journals, notebooks & more!

If you haven't checked it out yet, we featured our Top 3 Cards & Layouts, plus the prize winners from the July challenge on last week's post! Who knows...maybe it will be YOU this month! You never know unless you play along! :)

August is all about BEAUTIFUL BACKGROUNDS!

You can create your beautiful background in an any way you please! You can use patterned paper, stencils, diecuts, washi tape...the sky is the limit! All we ask is that you have something in your background.

The following ink shades are the best matches for the colors in the challenge: Coral Reef, Apricot, Rocky Slope, Sky Blue & Mint.

As always you can use just the theme, just the colors, or use both for your projects! Here is some inspiration for you from our amazing team:


Nathalie DeSousa


Anett Gelencsér

Channin Pelletier

Karlla Dauer

Carissa Wiley

Vicki Parker

Emily Midgett


Josefine van der Hoeven

Karin Hoegger

Angela Tombari

Debby van Diepen

Sophie Delorme

TaeEun Yoo


One cardmaking entry and one memory-keeping entry will receive a $50 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio Store! The two winners will be randomly selected based on these two categories.

Gift card winners: When winning a gift card, the amount of the gift card can be put towards any order in the Pinkfresh Studio online shop. Winning a gift card does not change order minimums if your location requires them or shipping costs. Please check our Shipping Rates page for all the info you need before entering a giveaway for a gift card code.

Now it's time for YOU to play along!


  1. Create a new card, layout, journal/notebook page, mini album, DIY or any paper project using the challenge graphic posted above. While it is fine if you use a few items from other companies, the focus should be on Pinkfresh Studio product.
  2. Post your project to your personal blog, Instagram or online gallery. Please make sure you link back directly to the challenge.
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below.
  4. You may enter up to 3 new, never seen before projects into our challenge each month.
  5. Please make sure to leave a comment on this post! Feel free to tell us a couple details about your project, or mention some challenges you'd like to see in coming months.

Get your creations linked up by Tuesday, August 30th at 11:59pm CST. Winners & the Top 3 will be announced on Saturday, September 3rd.

For even more inspiration and amazing projects, make sure to follow Pinkfresh Studio on all our social media sites!

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We want to see your projects on Instagram! Please add the hashtags #pinkfreshstudio & #pinkfreshchallenge, and tag @pinkfreshstudio to your uploads so we can see them too!

Happy crafting! We can't wait to see what you create! Please add the link to your creation below. It's come to our attention that the link list code isn't showing up in some browsers. You can also access and add your project at this link: 



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


24. Aug 31, 2022

Oops, I’m a day late. Here’s my layout anyway.
I hope to play along next month!

23. Aug 31, 2022

FUN Challenge! I am fairly new to PFS but already have en massed quite a beautiful collection which I know I will keep adding to! These Challenges have gotten me back into scrapbooking and I am so happy (my 1st paper crafting love is cardmaking). I have entered 3 times here, 54, 59 and 68. I have about 400 photos of our almost 5-year-old granddaughter to go through! lol Let’s just call it a Labor of Love. Thanks so much for Hosting!

Donna Phelan
22. Aug 30, 2022

Thanks so much for hosting this fun challenge! I just submitted a slimline card with a beautiful background featuring flowers in simple but lovely vases. The paper was from the “Celebrate” collaboration with Altenew — LOVE it sooo much! I also used stamps from the “Brighter Days” and “Take Pride” stamp sets.

I enjoyed participating in this challenge! Love your blog and LOVE LOVE LOVE your products!!

Amy Solovay
21. Aug 30, 2022

Just love the Geo Arch. These colors are so pretty! Fun challenge!

Jeanette Jones
20. Aug 29, 2022

I don’t think I’ve ever entered one of your challenges, but I sure do love your products, so I’ve entered 2 cards this time. Fingers crossed!

Lin Brandyberry
19. Aug 25, 2022

I really love that you give us the option to use the theme or colors or both for the challenges. Sometimes one or the other is difficult for me. This month I just used the theme & totally enjoyed using my favorite Lush Vines stamp! The DT projects are always inspiring! I get inspired by the layouts even though I don’t scrap!

Greta H
18. Aug 23, 2022

I LOVE creating backgrounds and got to use my Hanging Garden stencil for this card! I’m #45.

Jamilla Ivits
17. Aug 20, 2022

Love this challenge!! I am entry #40. I used the happy heart collection to create a 12×12 layout!

Amber Bissonnette
16. Aug 20, 2022

Love this challenge!! I am entry #40. I used the happy heart collection to create a 12×12 layout!

Amber Bissonnette
15. Aug 19, 2022

I love backgrounds, and I wanted to create a different one this time. Thanks for the awesome inspiration from the DT.

Claudia Ressler
14. Aug 15, 2022

Great challenge! I made a layout today for the challenge. I just need to take photos and upload them this week.

13. Aug 15, 2022

Great challenge! Really pushed me outside my comfort zone! Fabulous inspiration from the Pinkfresh DT as always xx

Claire Hawkins
12. Aug 10, 2022

Great challenge! I’ve just entered my first ever entry for this challenge. Fingers crossed! Good luck to all te other participants.

11. Aug 08, 2022

I just got done posting my card! So fun!

Amy Hanne
10. Aug 08, 2022

Sounds like fun. Going to try to free up some time to enter this.

Kathy Eddy
9. Aug 07, 2022

Sounds like fun. Love the DT inspo. Thanks team!

Linda Langes
8. Aug 07, 2022

Such wonderful inspiration from the design team. I think I have a card in mind.

Bobby Hagen
7. Aug 07, 2022

Your DT gals have mad talent! So many gorgeous ideas!! Gosh, Anetts freehand art is beyond spectacular and I always love love love Sophie D’s inspirations 🥰💗

Kelly Daye
6. Aug 07, 2022

Beautiful inspiration from the team!! Would love to see a Holiday Card challenge in the coming months!

Kathy Salido
5. Aug 07, 2022

Beautiful inspiration from the team.

Jackie S
4. Aug 07, 2022

Can’t wait to see more inspiration, lovely projects.

3. Aug 07, 2022

Can’t wait to see more inspiration, lovely projects.

2. Aug 07, 2022

The happy, couldn’t be happier card took my breath away – so soft, warm, striking!

Mary W
1. Aug 07, 2022

Love Emily Midget’s card. The blues are great.

DeAnn Payne

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