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September 2023 Challenge

September 2023 Challenge

03 Sep 2023 18 Comments

Welcome to the September 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 yesterday's post! Who knows...maybe it will be YOU this month! You never know unless you play along! :)

September's challenge is to Layer it Up!

We can't wait to see the ways you add Layers on your projects! You can layer pattern papers, die cuts, ink colors, photos or embellishments - the possibilities are endless!

The following ink shades are the best matches for the colors in the challenge: Sparkling Rose, Ocean Breeze, Peach Fuzz, Olive or Evergreen, and Storm

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

Channin Pelletier

Karin Högger

Vicki Parker

Carissa Wiley

Karlla Dauer

Andrea Moritz

Anett Gelencsér

Debby van Diepen

Andrea Lake

Emily Midgett


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, September 26 at 11:59pm CST. Winners & the Top 3 will be announced on Saturday, September 30th.

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

Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

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!

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29 Sep 2023 Luanne Ford

Well I got my card made yesterday, and I’ve missed the cutoff! Oh well, it was a fun challenge this month, and challenged me to use colors I wouldn’t normally choose.
Thanks for inspiration!

29 Sep 2023 Sherri Levinton Thompson

It always is fun to really think out of the box and try to be different. I love PF and it is so much fun to create with them, And I love the inks. Can’t wait to finish my set! Check out #35..

26 Sep 2023 Greta H

I loved pulling out some of my older, beloved Pinkfresh goodies to make a Christmas card for the challenge. The layered wreath came out perfect die cut from white felt. Always great that your themes are broad enough for everyone to be able to enter.

26 Sep 2023 Cristina C.

Great theme & inspiration this month! I snuck in my entry just in time!

25 Sep 2023 Karin creakarts

I love layering, especially with your products. I would love to see a ton-sur-ton challenge in the future.

22 Sep 2023 Claudia

Yay, I adore layering! This challenge inspired me to use so many different Pfs products for my design.

21 Sep 2023 Eva Bussom

I was inspired to create a single page layout. Layers were challenging but I did it!

21 Sep 2023 Eva Bussom

I was inspired to create a single page layout. Layers were challenging but I did it!

17 Sep 2023 Nicole Martel

Great challenge. I love playing with layers and I enjoyed playing along to this challenge.

15 Sep 2023 Alisa Howard

I can’t wait to see all the contributions!

12 Sep 2023 Kathy Eddy

I followed along with Lea today and then made my version of the card for this challenge.

12 Sep 2023 Nelya

I played a few more times! These challenges are really good at getting me to use my Pinkfresh stash. :)

09 Sep 2023 Carmela Douglas Hubler

Lovely projects!!

08 Sep 2023 Tammy

I used the Good Times collection for this layout. I also used the shaker tag book die set.


Oh JOY! Joining in again with the delightful team inspiration!!!
I like Monochromatic and Ombre suggestions for an upcoming challenge….
Loving playing along!

HUGE hugs and thanks to the wonderfully creative team. It takes a lot of time, creativity, love and energy to put forth all the creations for inspiration that you share. Deep Thanks.

YOU inspire me. (Too spend way too much money on PF products, KIDDING, I need MORE!!!) MUAH!!!!
-Kimberly Wiener

07 Sep 2023 Nelya

Mine’s the “feeling festive” :). Some ideas for more challenges: feature origami; heat emboss (through a stencil if you want to make it specific ); use non-scrapbooking products on a layout (recycle); monochromatic; paper only; large photo; grid; use a song title for a layout title; do something different with photo(s); use punches; use stamps; doodle

04 Sep 2023 Donna Phelan

Such beautiful inspiration! Loving the colors and I adore layers!!!

03 Sep 2023 Kathy Jo Wood

Oh!!!!! Loving the colors and team projects!!!!!!

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