Thursday, June 16, 2016

Share Joy Challenge 40: Sketch + Clean & Simple

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far! Everyone's projects for last week's challenge were so inspiring and fantastic! I can't wait to see what you create this week! :) Our winner of Share Joy Challenge 39 is:

Congratulations Kevin!! Email Jen using this link to claim your $15.00 TE gift certificate. :)

Our challenge for you this week is a clean and simple sketch or you can just make something clean and simple!

Here are some samples from our design team:

Sample by Lindsay Amrhein using the clean and simple challenge.

Sample by Simone Naoum using the clean and simple challenge.

Sample by Yuki Yoshioka using the sketch.

Sample by Jen 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. 
  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. Yay! I got to play this week!! I'll be sending my card out next week to a gal in my Birthday Club!

  2. So excited to have found your challenge, especially with a CAS theme! I'm going to be giving this one to my husband as he loves modern geometric design nearly as much as I do. He also loves this card which doesn't happen very often.....

  3. My second card will be going to a friend of mine in the U.S. who always brightens my day with the most wonderful, supportive comments on my blog posts!!

  4. my card #5 will send to Eunice she is a sweet card maker from Germany too and she always so very kind to me...hope she did not read this and it will be a surprise for her :)

  5. I'm entry #4 and this card will be shared with my friend, Audrey, in California. She just needs a little pick-me-up this week and I hope this will put a smile on her pretty little face.
    Karen Letchworth

  6. I will send my card to my lovely cousin that is celebrating her birthday in few days. :)
    Hugs! Kaja

  7. I'm sending my card to a sweet blogging friend to surprise her.

  8. I'm sending my card to my blogging friend too.

  9. My cards (17-19) are for one of my daughters (she loves coffee and jokes about preferring it to boyfriends, so card 18 is perfect for her!) a friend (card 17) and my parents for coming up for the weekend to visit with us and watch my youngest daughter perform in a play Friday night (card 19).

  10. My card (entry #20) is going to a friend of mine in Florida. She and her daughter are obsessed with the Gilmore Girls. As soon as I saw the stamp set at my LSS, I knew I had to have it to make a card for them because it reminded me of Lorelai's obsession with coffee on the show. :)

  11. This is going to a lovely far away blogging friend ... such a sweetie (hence the sentiment!) Anita :)

  12. This card is heading to a friend who is having a tough time ... happy mail always helps! Anita :)

  13. My aunt fell and broke her arm so is unable to join us on our annual family reunion. I'm sending my card to her to let her know we're thinking of her and hoping she's well in no time! Sending a little sunshine through the mail.

  14. I make loads of thank you cards, which I send to my daughter at university to use. She usually gives her professors.

  15. I love this challenge - it inspires me!! Thank you!! The other day I received the most adorable and fun shaker card in the mail from a bloggy friend -my card is going to zip on over to her house as a thank you for that!! Have a wonderful and happy day!!

  16. My entries are for my pen pals

  17. ups, I missed the deadline. I started the post, but didn't publish until now :-(
    anyway. I love this sketch and did this card with it: