Thursday, September 3, 2015

TE Share Joy Challenge 1

Welcome to the first Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge! At the heart of Taylored Expressions is a passion to share the art of paper crafting. We hope that the Share Joy Challenge will inspire you to express your creative joy. More importantly, we want you to share your creations with others because we believe that there is nothing quite like giving and receiving a handmade card!

Our amazing Share Joy Challenge Design Team has created cards we know will get your creative juices flowing. 

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 below. 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 9, 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.
Prizes:
  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.

Stay connected with the TE Share Joy Challenge! Subscribe to receive updates, news, and new challenge details in your Inbox:



We can't wait to see what you create! 

26 comments:

  1. So excited for this wonderful new challenge! Hope to play along often! :) Jill

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  2. Fun sketch and colours. I like the idea of sending the card because a) it's always nice to get happy mail b) whats the point of making them if they just get chucked in a box c) we need to spread more joy and this is an easy way of doing it. I'm laughing a little cos I wrote a post last night addressing my tendency to be very slow at getting things in envelopes. Sometimes I make a card and it seems too say so and so would like this so I put it to one side to mail and that pile just gets bigger and bigger. This ties in nicely with my new resolution too wear out the postman. Hugz

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  3. Oh what fabulous cards!! I LOVE the fun sketch and the color challenge!!

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  4. So fun to have a new challenge! I do send many of the cards I make, so this is right up my alley & I've been wanting to add more TE to my collection. May not have time this week, but I'll be participating soon!

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  5. Thank you for the fun challenge! Your DT inspiration samples are gorgeous! I was inspired by your sketch and made a back-to-school card for my youngest niece (she's 6) using your Notepaper and Clipboard die. Hope you like it! I highlighted your challenge on my blog so you'll get more traffic. I'm hoping to be back again tomorrow with a card inspired by your gorgeous colours. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. What a fun challenge! Love your beautiful sketch with lovely color palette! And all the DT's creations are very inspiring! So i will be back soon with my creation!
    And congratulations on this new and fun venture!

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  7. I love this challenge idea and I hope I can play along often. I made my card for a special friend who I miss very much. We moved a year ago from the Midwest to sunny Florida and it's sometimes difficult to maintain relationships with friends. My card will brighen her day and mine too when I think of when she will receive it. Thanks!

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  8. What code do we use to link this on SCS? I am sending mine to my friend Janeen and her husband for their anniversary! :)

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    1. Hi Chrissy! You can use SJC1 to link on SCS. :)

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  9. As promised, I'm back today with my second card! This time I was inspired by your gorgeous colour inspiration. I made a fun shaker card for my oldest niece's birthday. She'll be 15 next month, and I know she'll get a kick out of the wacky cats on my card and the shaker element! I haven't mailed it yet but will do so about a week before her birthday in October. Sorry I didn't use any TE products on this card but I'm checking my stash for next time! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  10. I love the name of your challenge! I'll be sending my entry to a friend for her birthday at the end of this month.

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  11. I'll be sending my cards to my darling mom and the other to my little guy. He saw it and asked if he could have it for his birthday...how could I say 'no'?

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  12. I will be mailing my card to a dear friend who played in this challenge with me (Chrissy). It looks like she already left a comment, so hopefully she won't see this. It will be a fun surprise to send to her! :-) Shhhhhhhhh! LOL

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  13. The second card I created will be sent to a gentleman in church - I won't look at Holly's card but I do see her ccomment! Bwahaha

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  14. I absolutely LOVE participating in challenges & I'm so happy you guys have such a great one too now! You'll definitely see me more often here =) And: The new TE release is just adorable - love it & wish I had more stamp sets from TE for the challenges to come!!!!
    Yours, Steph
    www.CraftedBySteph.blogspot.com

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  15. Card successfully handed over on Saturday = ) My friend was over the moon with her custom-made birthday card (she found out immediately 'cause normally one would spell Marta with *th* haha - you got me there!)!! Thanks for the great inspiration TE, I was a little clueless at first on what to create, but your layout truly inspired me here!! Cheers, Steph
    www.CraftedBySteph.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh, what a wonderful new challenge, and I love the idea of sending the card out and sharing here who received it and why!!! I will try to do this first one, but at least I've subscribed! What a perfect challenge - thrilled! After all, this is one of the reasons I started to stamp! Hugs, all!!

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  17. Thanks for a great sketch! My card is going to a young lady who helped our tremendously at my son's wedding a couple weeks ago! Such a kind and caring your lady!

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  18. Thanks for the challenge! I had fun! I put my card in the mail today to a friend to let her know I was thinking about her. :)

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  19. Thanks for the new challenge! Since mine;s a Halloween card it will be a month or so before i send it, not sure who yet. Someone who needs a little pick-me-up!

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  20. Hi, glad to be joining the fun. My little giraffe card will be winging it's way to my little nephew who loves giraffes and dinosaurs. Hope he likes this one. Hugz

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  21. My card is stamped and addressed! Ready to send to a friend who ended up in the ER the other day. Thanks for a great challenge!!!! ~ Tricia

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  22. Oh my goodness I just saw this challenge. I'm signed up and will be ready for the next one..there are so many awesome entries here!

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  23. There are a lot of cute cards in this first challenge.

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