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Monthly Challenges

January 2023 Challenge

January 2023 Challenge

Welcome to the January challenge at Pinkfresh Studio - the first one of 2023! 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 December challenge on last week's post! Who knows...maybe it will be YOU this month! You never know unless you play along! :)

January is a Challenge Review! 

This is a great chance to catch up on a challenge you missed in 2022, or revisit a favorite from the year!

You can find the details on each of 2022's monthly challenges here (except January, since it was a Challenge Review of the previous year as well) - click on the month to check them out:

February 2022 - All About Love

March 2022 - Frame it Up

April 2022 - Geometric Shapes

May 2022 - Anything Spring

June 2022 - Rainbow

July 2022 - Shimmer & Shine

August 2022 - Beautiful Backgrounds

September 2022 - Stripes & Gradients

October 2022 - Fall Leaves

November 2022 - Add Texture

December 2022 - Happy Holidays

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:


Karlla Dauer

Cheryl Espie

Vicki Parker

Emily Midgett

Nathalie DeSousa

Carissa Wiley

Andrea Moritz

Anett Gelencsér

Karin Hoegger

Debby van Diepen

Josefine van der Hoeven

Channin Pelletier


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, January 31st at 11:59pm CST. Winners & the Top 3 will be announced on Saturday, February 4th.

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


29. Feb 16, 2023

To the administrator, Thanks for the well-researched post!

Thalia Fults
28. Jan 31, 2023

Glad I was able to participate this month. I joined in on the beautiful backgrounds challenge.

Natasha Polite
27. Jan 31, 2023

I always love participating in your challenges and I love seeing everyone else’s creations!

26. Jan 31, 2023

I like that January is set up to revisit past challenges.

Michelle Turner
25. Jan 30, 2023

Link #72 for July Shimmer and Shine. First card using hot foil plates and my new foil press :)

Lara Read
24. Jan 29, 2023

Thanks for the opportunity to revisit these fun challenges! I was still working on Xmas pics, so the holiday challenge worked great, and then I came back and did a texture one too! I’m always awed by the talent from your DT and from the fans who participate.

Cynthia Baldwin
23. Jan 29, 2023

I used the May 2022 – Anything Spring challenge for my layout!

Manasa Vavilapalli
22. Jan 28, 2023

Love the Year In Review Challenge! There are so many options! Can’t wait for the next one 😊

Deepa Robbins
21. Jan 27, 2023

Entry #59 for my 2nd layout for this months challenge this time creating a background

Amber Bissonnette
20. Jan 27, 2023

My entry is #56. I was dying to play with this new peony stamp and the May- Anything Spring was perfect!!

Vickie Z
19. Jan 26, 2023

Entry #51. I created this Christmas layout using the March “Frame it up!” Challenge

Amber Bissonnette
18. Jan 25, 2023

My entry is #48, I chose March 2022 ‘Frame it Up’ by using the frame theme and color inspiration. I let nothing go to waste here and made a trio of cards.

Ashley Fujka
17. Jan 24, 2023

My card is #44 which could go into frame
It up or the shimmer and shine! So
Much gold foil no need for gems!

Debbie Frank
16. Jan 24, 2023

My card is #44 which could go into frame
It up or the shimmer and shine! So
Much gold foil no need for gems!

Debbie Frank
15. Jan 24, 2023

Thanks so much for the challenge! Loved that I got to play along with past challenges I missed the first time around!

14. Jan 24, 2023

Excided to participate! I entered 2 cards using the Anything Spring May 2022 Challenge option.

Dawn Haddad
13. Jan 23, 2023

I made a suite of thank you cards this month using the stained glass background die. After applying the white die cut to white cardstock, I recut the background in numerous shades of blues and greens. I glued the cut diamond shapes onto the background to add a touch of color. I completed the look with Floral Ephemera, thank you reverse foiled and cut from Classic Words Die Set with the matching shadow of blue vellum, and blush glimmer dots.

Jane Bachman
12. Jan 22, 2023

My card is #34, since I missed this challenge in February last year I had to do it! Love the colors and florals!

Debbie Frank
11. Jan 20, 2023

I was super excited to see that you offered the Review challenges for January! I created a layout mixing an older PFS paper with a newer one. I love how my layout turned out too!! I focused on the April 2022 challenge-geometric shapes. I might have accidentally gotten the colors in there too. ;)

Tara O'Rourke
10. Jan 18, 2023

Love the January challenge as I need to catch up on a few I missed last year. I opted for 🌈. Thanks for this opportunity to share my work. Always great fun!

Claudia Ressler
9. Jan 17, 2023

Always enjoy the year in review challenges. I picked beautiful backgrounds because I absolutely love my Lush Vines background stamp. My favorite themes are ones that everyone with Pinkfresh products can enter. In other words, not too specific. I really appreciate that you continue monthly challenges when many companies no longer give us that chance to win. Wishing you the best in 2023.

Greta H
8. Jan 16, 2023

Thanks for doing a review challenge again this year! There’s a lot I still need to catch up on, especially from December!

Cynthia Baldwin
7. Jan 16, 2023

Love the January round up challenges! I was aiming to do Spring as I missed that challenge last year… But I seem to have ended up with Rainbow with a touch of sparkle and shine!

Claire Hawkins
6. Jan 16, 2023

I’m excited that I actually had time to play along with this month’s challenge!

Andrea Shell
5. Jan 15, 2023

So many possibilites, thanks for the inspiration.

4. Jan 14, 2023

Always great to revisit a favourite challenge! I played along with May :-)

Karen S Day
3. Jan 14, 2023

I always love your different challenges. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration and ideas! I’m excited to enter this month.

Ingrid Aries
2. Jan 14, 2023

So excited to participate this month. Loved all the challenges in 2022

Tamara Miera
1. Jan 07, 2023

Great challenge! I think I’m going to use the color scheme for the July Shimmer and Shine Challenge.

Nicole Martel

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