Thursday, December 10, 2015

Share Joy Challenge 14: Sketch & Inspiration Challenge

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Thursday! Welcome back for the 14th Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge! We are so happy to have you joining us again this week and we love hearing that YOU are sharing your cards with others! Please be sure to leave us a comment when you link up each week and share with us how you are SHARING JOY with others (AKA tell us about who and why you are sending/giving your card to)!!

The winner of Share Joy Challenge number 13 and a $15.00 Taylored Expressions gift certificate is:

Please email Jen here to claim your prize!

Today we have a super sparkly fun inspiration photo to go along with our sketch. Use the sketch or the inspiration photo or both together! It's up to you!

Our design team has made a few samples to get the inspiration 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 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 December 9, 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. Wow! Just wanted to say what lovely cards the DT created this week! Really beautiful!

  2. Yippee!!! Thanks for the great prize. I love TE products!!

  3. I will be sending this card to my Daughter in law Lisa who is vigilant about teaching her daughters what is naughty or nice all year around!

  4. Thanks for the inspiration, I'm trying to finish up my holiday cards.

  5. My card this week is going to a stamping friend over at SCS. I think she could use some encouragement! ~ Tricia

  6. I'm giving this card and some tea to a friend I just met who shares many of my crafty interests. Lovely DT projects!

  7. Thank you for a gorgeous sketch and beautiful inspiration by your DT! Mine is entry #13 - it's a hot cocoa pouch card it was given to an elderly lady at the local nursing home. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. I forgot to say why... because I like to share joy with the seniors in the nursing home, especially those who don't get a lot of family visits. Thank you!