Thursday, October 1, 2015

Share Joy Challenge 5: Sketch + Color Palette

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 SJC4. By random selection the winner of SJC4 and a $20.00 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate is:

#32 AJ Bodine (RutabagaPie)

Please click here to contact Jen to claim your prize.

Today we have a sketch challenge, as always, and a Color Palette challenge. 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 October 6, 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. Fantastic sketch this week! I'm sending my card to my daughter in FL, with some recipes she's been after me for! : ) ~ Tricia

  2. Everyone's cards are amazing! Love everyone's take on this week's challenge - so fun!

  3. Im sending this to a friend who is an October baby!

  4. I am mailing this card to my Dad. I just left after a 3 week visit. We live on opposite coasts, and I think he will enjoy the surprise in his mail box.

  5. Thank you for the beautiful colour inspiration and sketch. Your DT samples are gorgeous. I went with the colours for my card. This card will be mailed tomorrow to my friend Taunya on the occasion of her blogging anniversary but mainly to provide some encouragement as she's been feeling overwhelmed lately. The card is sealed, and the envelope is addressed and waiting by the door, ready to be taken to the post office, which is closed on the weekend or I would have already mailed it.

    1. Just popping back in to say that I mailed the card yesterday as planned! Thank you!

  6. I wanted to send a story I wrote to a friend, so I made my card for her. I made it narrow enough to fit in a business envelope, but I was still able to make the sketch work! Thanks for the challenge!

  7. I will be sneaking this card in my husbands lunch box tomorrow. I have been super bad this year and didn't give a card to him on his birthday or on our anniversary so this one is a perfect Love You card...

  8. Every year for Veteran's Day, my sister makes care packages for some local Veteran's. I am honored to make Veteran cards to go with the care packages.

  9. This Christmas card will go to my dear friend Debbie when she is in Arizona for the holidays

  10. Hi, my card is going to my friend Margaret cos lately we just don't seem to get to talk. I think this will be a nice surprise and much more fun than an email. I really enjoy that you ask people to say where they are sending their card and why. I read all the comments. Sometimes I get ideas or reminders of someone in a similar situation that could do with a little happy mail. It's a pity not everyone is taking the time to leave a comment. I think this really makes your challenge unique and special. I am loving sharing the joy. Thank you. Hugz

  11. I know it's late, but I made this card over a week ago and just never got it blogged until now. :) LOVE this challenge, but just run out of time each week. This card got sent to a friend who's birthday I missed!