Thursday, September 24, 2015

Share Joy Challenge 4 - Sketch + Clean & Simple

Welcome back to Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge! Your creations for the last were wonderful and so very inspiring! Our absolute favorite part of this challenge is reading all of your plans to send and share your cards! Please keep sharing with us and sharing your creations with others!

Lets begin today by announcing the winner of SJC3. By random selection the winner of SJC3 and a $20.00 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate is:

#11 Holly B.

Please click here to contact Jen to claim your prize.

Today we have a sketch challenge, as always, and a Clean & Simple challenge. To play along with the Clean & Simple challenge make a card or project that is clean & simple, i.e. clean lines, lots of white space, and a clear focal point. Use either or both challenges, it's up to YOU!

Here are some fantastic examples from our design team:

Sample by Lindsay Amrhein

Sample by Simone Naoum

Sample by Yuki Yoshioka

Sample by Jen Shults

Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below by noon PST on September 30, 2015.
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why.
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.
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  1. Oh, how fun!!! Thank you for picking my name this week! :-)

  2. Yay! Another challenge! My card this week is going to a friend who lent me some cross stitch patterns. I need to return them and I think I'll tuck in a box of cards as a "thank you"! ~ Tricia

    I love this sketch, BTW!!

  3. The card I have posted is going to my BFF from college, who has been a wonderful friend for over 40 years. Neither of us had a sister until we found each other in a college Spanish class in 1972.

  4. OK, total honesty... I didn't completely read the challenge requirements when I started on my card! So I didn't follow the sketch. And I'm not sure you'd consider my card clean and simple. If I'm overstepping the boundaries, by all means delete me! :)

    I don't have a specific need to send this card to anyone, but what I do sometimes when I have a card I don't really "need" at the moment is I post it on my Facebook page and offer it to any friend who could use it to send to someone else. So that's what I'm doing with this card! :)

    Thanks for a VERY fun and much needed challenge! I'll be looking forward to the next one!

    1. Tammy you did great! C&S is definitely subjective! What's C&S for you is perfect for the challenge! That's a great idea to use Facebook as a way to find a card recipient! Thanks for sharing that idea!!

  5. Thank you for another fun challenge! Such wonderful inspiration by your DT! I went with the Clean and Simple theme for my card (entry #11). This card is for my parents to thank them for taking me to dinner on Wednesday.

  6. Thanks for this great challenge idea! My card is going to go to a teacher at my youngest child's school. He saw my daughter crying one morning before school and took the time to find out what was wrong and sympathize with her. (Our dog had just been hit and killed the night before, and my daughter was crying on her friend's shoulder.) We are very blessed to live in a school district with lots of caring, dedicated teachers.

  7. I'll be taking this wine tag and nice bottle of wine to a family member's house on Christmas Day. They go all out at Christmas and invite thirty or so family members to get together to celebrate.

  8. Thank you for the fun challenge! I'm sending my card to my sweet friend, Joni. Her favorite season is Fall.

  9. Thanks for the challenge! I sent my card to a friend just to say hi!

  10. Hi, link #24 is for my man for christmas. Gosh, aren't I getting organised... Thanks for that. Hugz

  11. Hi, me again. My red butterfly card is going to my uncle who has just been admitted to hospital. Hugz

  12. Hello there - This is an awesome challenge!!! So glad to finally get a chance to play along!! I made my card for my brother whose birthday was on the 27th - this card features and old red pickup which has so much sentimental tugs for our family!! Our dad, who passed away a year ago, drove around an old truck much like this!!! So this is a very fitting card for the brother I love!!! Already sent it to him!!

  13. Hi, made this card #30 with someone in mine, but unfortunately they don't need it. Then I spoke to my brother today. He has been in a car accident and is OK but very sore. I thought this is perfect so it will be winging it's way to him. Thanks for getting me sharing the joy. Hugz