Thursday, February 11, 2016

Share Joy Challenge 22: Sketch & Inspiration Photo Challenge

Morning!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far! Thanks to everyone who participated in Share Joy Challenge 21 - your projects were AMAZING! I love browsing the gallery every week, there is so much inspiration to be found and I LOVE reading your stories about sending your cards to others. :)

Today we have Share Joy Challenge 22 but before we get to that the winner of Share Joy Challenge 21 is:

Please email Jen here to claim your prize!

Today's Share Joy Challenge is a sketch and inspiration photo challenge. You can use either or both to inspire your project! Please be sure to leave us a note telling us who you plan on sending your project to as this challenge is really all about Sharing Joy with others!

Our design team has some wonderful projects to share with you:

Sample by Lindsay Amrhein using the sketch.

 Sample by Simone Naoum using the inspiration photo.

Sample by Yuki Yoshioka using the inspiration photo.

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 February 17, 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. Love this one! Will try to blog it on time:)
    I have so many families living in Holland/Europe, Canada, and Suriname/ South America, so you know I making all the time cards, seriously:)! Not to mention friend here and fam/friends living here. No much time to blog, but this year I'm trying to do at least some:)
    Hugs to all!

  2. My card is for my friend Cathy who is having back surgery later this month. I think this cute soup can image will make her smile!

  3. My card is for my mom and dad to use as a thank you for birthday gifts!
    Love that little wreath - I tried to make it dimensional.
    This is my first Taylored Expressions challenge. Just discovered you guys a couple of weeks ago, with Door to Door...

  4. Celebrating the fabulous news with coffee and some card making time, two of my favorite activities. Thanks, TE. Cheers, and happy Valentine's day!

  5. This card is going to my sweet friend Jocelyne. We live many miles away now but we shared countless cups of tea at her kitchen table and chatted. I miss her a great deal.

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  7. I'm sending this off to my daughter next week.

  8. Beautiful, fun cards by the DT this week! My card (#8) is actually a thank you card to the director of youth and family ministries at my church. She recently organized a huge community resources fair at our church that was wonderful! She is also a good friend of mine, and her coffee addiction is legendary! When I saw this digi and the funny sentiment (you'll have to hop over to my blog to see what the pull-out tag says!), I just knew I had to use them on a card for her. I gave it to her this morning at church, and she loved it!

  9. Entry #9 - I'm making a coffee- and cat-themed Pocket Letter for my friend, and this is one of the pocket cards (2.5 x 3.5). The Pocket Letter will be mailed next week as soon as I put the finishing touches on the complete 9-card Pocket Letter. Thank you for your fun challenges!

  10. This time on time.
    Love the creation of all the others!!!

  11. Just in time. Fun inspiration wonderful dt cards. I am sending mine to a friend and former co-worker of mine who is still working. She is a coffee lover and enjoys puns, so I am hoping this will lighten her day a bit.

  12. Hello! My entry, #16, will go to a griend/coworker who volunteers her time in my library... I owe her a million coffees, but I hope this card and a local coffee shop GC will show my appreciation! She's wonderful.

  13. Entry #18 - I was inspired by your photo inspiration and that cup of coffee! I'm making a coffee- and cat-themed Pocket Letter for my friend, and this is one of the pocket cards (2.5 x 3.5). The Pocket Letter will be mailed this week as soon as I put the finishing touches on the complete 9-card Pocket Letter. Thank you for your fun challenges!

  14. I will be sending my card (#17) to my friend Sue is also a coffee and dog lover.