Thursday, July 14, 2016

Share Joy Challenge 44: Sketch & Clean and Simple

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic start to your day!! First I'd like to say how much we appreciate everyone that participated in last week challenge. Your projects were amazing and so inspiring. Thank you for joining us! The winner of last week's challenge is...

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

Now here's a look at this week's sketch and CAS challenge:

This week we have a sketch and/or clean and simple challenge! Use one or both it's up to you!!

Here are some samples from our design team!!

Sample by Lindsay Amrhein using the sketch.

Sample by Simone Naoum using the clean and simple challenge.

Sample by Yuki Yoshioka using the sketch.

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. 
  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. Hi! I'm giving this card to my lovely husband. He's always present to support all my projects and crazy ideas!

  2. This has become one of my most favorite challenges, and I love playing along. I'm SUPER EXCITED to be this week's winner. Hurray! Can't wait to enter again.

  3. My card here is #7, and this card will go to the local bookshop. They like my edgier cards, which is great because that's my fave kind to make! So I don't know who will eventually own this, but I love thinking about somebody giving my cards to people they love❤

  4. My card is going to a an elderly friend that I don't get to see very often. I want her to know that even though I may not see her as often as I would like, I think of her often.

  5. My card is being sent to my daughter who is in another state.. She's going though some life changes right now and thought she would enjoy this card.

  6. My entry #11 is a Christmas card and it was made for my young nephew. It won't be mailed until December so I hope it still qualifies. The only way I can send out all handmade cards for Christmas is to start now. Thank you for another fun challenge - I went with the Clean and Simple theme and I am pleased to be using your Snowfall embossing folder on my card. Have a great weekend!

  7. Lovely cards by the DT this week! Thanks for the inspiration! My card (#15) is going to a friend who is going through some trials in her life right now and could use some encouragement.

  8. Hi. I'm giving this card to my mum as she started painting and scrapbooking when she turned 80 and she is also a great supporter of my craft hobbies!

  9. I'm sending my wildflower bouquet card to my sister for her birthday. She and I share a love of flowers!

  10. I'm sending my wildflower bouquet card to my sister for her birthday. She and I share a love of flowers!

  11. I'm back again with another card! My entry #23 is another Christmas card! I went with your CAS theme again. This card is for my hubby from our cat Snowie - I coloured the kitty on the card to look like Snowie! Of course I won't be giving him this card until Christmas but as mentioned before I need to make my cards early - I send a LOT of handmade cards for Christmas!

  12. #24 My card for Shery. It will be a little late LOL, but happy mail is happy mail. I think a late birthday card is still welcome. Hugz

  13. My thank you will be for a friend who has helped with some projects.

  14. great inspirations from DT, I love them!
    I will send my card to one of my crafty friend.

  15. My card is for a great friend - who is always there for me!

  16. i made a birthday card for my hair stylist.

  17. I'll be sending this to my sister! She's having a rough week, work and personal wise and I know my cards always brighten her day!

  18. I'll be sending this card to my sister in law to be with several others so that she has a stash of them ready to use.
    Many thanks for the fun challenge and awesome inspirations Karen x

  19. I am always so impressed by the Designers' cards!! LOVE them!!!
    My card is # 30 and I am having my family sign this card so it can be sent through the mail to my nephew who is turning 17 soon!! Thanks for all you do!!

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  21. I'm sending my card (#34) to my in-laws who are taking off on a cruise vacation.