Thursday, December 31, 2015

Share Joy Challenge 16 - Sketch and Clean & Simple

Hi everyone!! Welcome to the last Share Joy Challenge of 2015! We are just squeaking this one in under the wire! Do you have big plans tonight? Whether you are going to be out and about or ringing in the New Year at home we hope you have safe night and a wonderful start to 2016!! Thank you so much to everyone that has joined us in the Share Joy Challenges so far. We appreciate each and everyone of you!

Today we have the 16th Share Joy Challenge and we are so happy to have you joining us 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 15 and a $20 Taylored Expressions gift certificate is:

#12 Lyn

Please email Jen here to claim your prize!

This week we have a sketch and Clean & Simple challenge for you! Use either or both on your project this week!

Our designers have created some outstanding cards to share with you:

Sample by Lindsay Amrhein using the sketch.

 Sample by Simone Naoum using the Clean & Simple challenge.

Sample by Yuki Yoshioka using the Clean & Simple challenge.

Sample by Jen Shults using the sketch.

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 January 6, 2016. 
  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. Congratulations, Lyn! Great cards by the DT! Those bees are especially adorable!! Thanks for another lovely challenge, and have a very blessed new year!

  2. My card will be headed back home to my 9 yr. old grandson, Matt. He's my crafting buddy. Not only will he be happy to get a card, but I am enclosing a $10 certificate to our local craft store. I didn't get a chance to spend it before we left for vacation and it will expire before we return home. I'm sure Matt won't have any trouble spending it!
    Happy New Year!

  3. This is my first time participating in this challenge. I learned about your terrific stamps from Cindy Lawrence's blog. Love your stamps and hope to have some to use in future challenges very soon.
    In the meantime, this card will be destined to go to a good friend of mine who will be celebrating her birthday this month. Thanks so very much for a chance to win some of your wonderful stamps. Cheers.

  4. This little get-well card will go out to a dear friend who is having surgery on Monday. She's all about the CAS style, so this one will make her smile. It was fun to make! Bev

  5. My first time playing along ... what a lovely challenge! This card is heading to a faraway friend who will be celebrating her birthday in a couple of weeks! Sorry I didn't use TE goodies ... I only have Christmas ones! Anita :)

  6. I'm excited to enter my first challenge! I will be sending the card to to my daughter who has moved far away. I so enjoy seeing the cards that have been entered into the challenge!

  7. Big thanks for the Challenge and was sooooooo delighted to see I was the Random winner this week just gone, especially since there is a new release just around the corner :). This card I have made with the idea of gifting to one of the beautiful young Mums at Church as there are so many young families and I am positive this card with be put to use in no time :). I am sure the card will be used in no time at all!

  8. My card will be going to my friend for her birthday next week. Happy New Year to you all :)

  9. My card will go to a crafty friend "just because", on the occasion of our first snow here!

  10. Thank you for another fun challenge & super DT inspiration! I'm sending this card to the friend who gave me the Washi tape I used. Best, CG

  11. Playing again (hope that's ok!) ... my card's going to a lovely long distance friend ... she and her husband will be celebrating their wedding anniversary this month! Anita :)

  12. I volunteer for a non-profit Chemo Angels, and my card will be going to cheer a chemo patient as she continues to battle cancer.

  13. I'm afraid my Christmas cards are going out late this year. This one will probably go to a neighbor. Although it was clean and simple, using paper and stickers from my stash it has a little bulk. I'll have my boys deliver my bigger cards into neighbors mailboxes. As they are all different, I won't figure out who gets which one until they are all ready to write. Thanks for the challenge!

  14. Thanks for the sketch! I'm tucking my card in a package to a friend today! ~ Tricia

  15. #20 is going to a friend who recently wrote me a very sweet letter. This verse seemed like the perfect way to let her know how special her words were to me.

  16. Number 23 is going to a friend who got me a mini makeover with her for Christmas. Talk about a great gift!

  17. Sadly, #24 is more of a sharing the sadness card. A sympathy card for a young woman whose husband died suddenly.

  18. Oh, I'm so sorry about Sandy's friend who lost her husband. Just said a prayer for God's comfort and peace.
    My card #26 was for my husband the morning he had a weigh-in at work for a contest they were doing to see who could maintain or even lost weight over the holidays. He actually lost a little over 2 pounds and won the drawing for a $100 prize.

  19. My entry is number 27. I was inspired to create this card for a friend who lives far away and just suddenly lost her young husband. It is so sad. (Plus her beloved dog died just 2 weeks ago.) I can't be there for her physically, but a homemade card is a lot like a hug and shows someone cares. I plan on sending her a card every day for a month. Maybe it will be a little something to help her get through her day.

  20. Thank you for a great challenge. I love beautiful CAS cards but I feel it's difficult to make them. My entry is number 31 which will be sent to a former colleague to whom I forgot to send a Christmas card.
    Love Outi

  21. I made this for one of my book club friends who has a birthday next week. Love this stamp as it makes a fast cute birthday card.