Thursday, November 19, 2015

Share Joy Challenge 12: Sketch + Clean & Simple

Welcome back to the 12th Share Joy Challenge! Thank you so much for your participating in Share Joy Challenge 11. We love seeing your creations and hearing about how you are Sharing Joy with others. We hope you will continue to comment telling us who you are sending your cards and projects too!

By random selection the winner of Share Joy Challenge 11 and a $15.00 Taylored Expressions gift certificate is:

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!

Share Joy Challenge 12

The design team has some fun samples for you using today's challenge:

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 November 25, 2015.
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
  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. I'm starting to make Chrstmas cards for friends and family, so my card will go to one of them.

  2. My card is #3 I will send this to my friend Sandie in UK
    hope she did not read here and it will be a surprise card for her
    Thanks for the lovely challenge I wish I have one of your product and I can used for your challenge :)

  3. Hi there ! My card goes to one of my crafting friends in the US. For this i love to make CAS or One Layer cards because they are postage friendly :-)
    Next time i will be back with a TE Stamp. I´m lucky to have exactly one set **lol** Thanks for the Chance to win !

  4. Looove the new Simply Stamped Pinecones! These babies are going on all my Christmas cards. I am sending this one to my best friend Tram who last summer sent me lots of clothes for the kids, and now they fit! Wanting to let her know I am so thankful for them even after all this time.

  5. Thank you for inspiring this Thanksgiving card for a friend who loves all things pink! I've had such fun joining your challenges and viewing the gorgeous DT projects. Best, CG

  6. LOVE the Hello Happy card -- everything about it makes me smile!

  7. my card #17 I will send to my collega in my old office
    he has birthday and he is my best colleague ever
    May I ask you I can not found HOW MANY TIMES I can join this challenge
    and how many challenges I can combine in my card
    would you mind to share this Info maybe on RULES TAB or also on the challenge rule in each challenge?(It makes participant easier to find I think ;))
    thanks for the chance to win

  8. my card #19 I will give to my colleague she will have brithday at 25 November 2015
    Hope she like what I made..
    please small info how many times we can join the challenge?
    many thanks for this lovely challenge :)

  9. Another great bunch of inspiration! I used the sketch and kept it simple... and a perfect late birthday card for my Aunt Rose! :)

  10. My card is going to my teenage son's best friend for his birthday today.

  11. This card will go to the gals at our local veterinarian office-- they'll love it!

  12. My card #24 will be going to a family with several adopted children from Ethiopia. I think they will enjoy shaking the card and seeing the leaves and beads move around.
    My card #25 will be going to a friend from college who is going through a difficult time in her relationship with God right now. She feels like she has messed up too badly to get back to a good relationship with Him. I'm hoping this card will help remind her of how He is able to forgive and transform us.
    My card #26 will be going to some friends who live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where it is really cold and snowy. I thought that bear with his scarf was just perfect for them!

  13. I am giving my tag (#27) along with the poinsettia to out newspaper delivery lady, as she is so awesome.

  14. I made this winter card for a friend who was in an accident. I hope it makes her smile.

  15. My card #26 is on its way to one of my crafty friends :) I am so blessed to have crafty friends in my life who helping me growing and learning together.