Thursday, January 7, 2016

Share Joy Challenge 17: Sketch & Color Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome back for this week's Share Joy Challenge! We hope everyone had a fun and safe New Years and are rearing to go for 2016!!

Today we have the 17th 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 16 and a $15 Taylored Expressions gift certificate is:

#24 Sandy J

Please email Jen here to claim your prize!

Today's challenge is a sketch and/or color challenge - you can choose either or both for your project!! 

Our designers have put together some amazing project for inspiration:

Sample by Lindsay Amrhein using the sketch.

Sample by Simone Naoum using the color palette.

Sample by Yuki Yoshioka using the color palette.

Sample by Jen Shults using the sketch & color palette.

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 13, 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. Great cards by the DT for inspiration this week! The latte and donut cards made me smile (I always love a good pun!).

  2. My sweet kitties (card #4) are going to the child of a good friend of mine who really loves cats!

  3. I have a girlfriend having a birthday soon so this card will be for her. Cheers.

  4. love your coffee cup inspiration!! I am mailing this card to my mom who has been sick. I specially think the shaker sequins in the card will cheer her up.

  5. Also loving your color combo!! Sending this one to my husband's aunt to let us stay there for a night driving from Texas to Wyoming. It was quite the sacrifice on her part too, 2 adults, 3 kids, 2 dogs + all the stuff.

  6. Beautiful color combo! It was so perfect to put my card together with! My card is intended for a close family members birthday that's coming up next month. Thanks for the great challenge!
    <3 Emily L.

  7. My Grumplings card is for my older brother - as he likes to be a grump, and this card will make him laugh!!

  8. My camper cards are thank yous for Christmas for a couple of family members who love camping.

  9. Thank you for the fun challenge! I wanted a special card for a friend, and this inspired me. Beautiful DT projects! Best, CG

  10. Almost forgot! I send my 'Made with love' card to a friend who recently lost her mother.