Thursday, March 10, 2016

Share Joy Challenge 26: Sketch & Inspiration Photo

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic day! Today we have a new challenge for you but first we'd like to announce the winner of Share Joy Challenge 25:

Stephanie please email Jen (link here) to claim your $20 gift certificate to Taylored Expressions!

Our challenge this week is a sketch and inspiration photo! You can use one or both on your project to participate. This week's inspiration photo is all about getting ready for Easter! 

The design team has some fantastic samples to share with you!

Sample by Lindsay Amrhein using the sketch.

Sample by Simone Naoum using the sketch.

Sample by Yuki Yoshioka using the sketch.

Sample by Jen Shults using the inspiration photo.

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. Thank you so much ... can't wait to shop.

  2. My card proberbly will end on the doorstep of my friend when she has a hard day she always grabs Chocolates so what better then to celebrate a chocolate day :) we all need them sometimes...
    hugs Ria

  3. My Chickie card will be sent to my favourite SIL!!

  4. Sending mine to my lovely parents!

  5. Beautiful cards by the DT! I love how Lindsey used her die to emboss a circle to fit the sketch! Very clever! And those eggs on Jen's card are gorgeous! Wow!
    The first of my cards is being used by my friend Gina Gerfen to display when she goes to trade shows to sell her dies. I made it for her so people could have an idea what the dies look like with the cut outs intact or punched out.
    The second card is for my parents for Easter. I'm excited that we'll be able to celebrate with them and also with my sister and her family this year.

  6. Just wanted to let you know I have sent a couple of e-mails, but haven't heard back. Thanks.

  7. I definitely had fun creating this card. I love this stamp set and have used it many times. So glad the dies are available now. I'm going to send this card to my sister who is going through a difficult time as a caregiver. I hope it brightens her day!

  8. I already gave my card this week to a friend who just earned a new ranking as part of my team for sales of essential oils. She has been so enthusiastic, and it was great to be able to cheer her on.

  9. My third submission is actually a post of 2 Easter cards. The one seen in the photo above was given to my friend Gina Gerfen to showcase her cross coverplate die, and the second card is for my in-laws for Easter.

  10. My card, #15, is for a very Irish friend of mine whom I have not seen in over a year. I want to let him know that I'm thinking of him on this special day and miss him every day.

  11. my card #16 is for my sweet friend Kim in USA she will have birthday at 20th of March :) hope she will like it :)