Thursday, July 7, 2016

Share Joy Challenge 43 - Sketch and Tic-Tac-Toe

Hi everyone! Today we have a brand new challenge for you! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!! Thanks so much to everyone who participated for SJC42 - your projects were wonderful and we love reading your stories of who you are sending your cards to! Before we get started today let's see who our winner of SJC42 is! Congratulations to...

Congratulations Mimi!! Email Jen using this link to claim your $20.00 TE gift certificate. :)

Now let's take a peek at our challenge for this week!

Here are some fantastic samples from our design team!

Sample by Lindsay Amrhein using the tic-tac-toe.

Sample by Simone Naoum using the sketch.

Sample by Yuki Yoshioka using the tic-tac-toe.

Sample by Jen Shults using the tic-tac-toe.

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. I had lots of fun using the Tic Tac Toe board this week for my cards, especially the felt! One of my cards will go to my neighbor who was nice enough to take care of our garden and mail last week while we were on vacation. The other card will go to my great aunt who is under the weather and loves flowers.

  2. Another amazing challenge and fabulous DT samples. I always enjoy playing along, and the nudge to Share Joy. I'm sending my card to my niece, Audranna, in Minnesota to remind her she is loved. My sister, Audra (her mom), passed away from brain cancer a year and a half ago. I try to send her kids little reminders of their mom's love for them so that they will NEVER forget her. This challenge helps me do that, so thank you for that nudge.

  3. This card is on its way to CA and my BFF's granddaughter, age 8, who has been sending my drawings to use on my cards and loves the special cards I make. The shaker card will delight her.

  4. What a fun challenge - I love the Tic-Tac-Toe board! I went with shaker, red, glitter for my card (entry #8). It's a Christmas card - I'm doing Christmas in July - this card was made specifically for one of my friends who loves cats as much as I do, but it won't be mailed until December! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  5. Ditto for my second entry (#9). I went with shaker, red, glitter again! Again, it's a Christmas card and this was made specifically for a family member. It won't be mailed until December! I have to start my Christmas cards early or I'd never get them done! I'm doing Christmas in July! Thanks for your fun challenge - I love to make shaker cards!

  6. I just entered my third card (#11)! I love your Tic-Tac-Toe board! I went with shaker, red, glitter again! This card was made specifically for a member of my family but it won't be mailed until December. As mentioned, I'm doing Christmas in July so I can get some of my cards done ahead of time - I'd never be able to make them all if I waited until November! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for the beautiful samples by your design team!

  7. great inspirations from DT, thank you!

    I will send my tag to my crafty friend (for Christmas of course ;)
    have a great day,
    tina (treebug)