Thursday, April 7, 2016

Share Joy Challenge 30: Sketch & Inspiration Photo

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Share Joy Challenge 30! This week we have a fun inspiration photo for spring and a sketch to inspire you! Thank you so much to everyone that played along with Share Joy Challenge 29. Your projects were such a treat and will surely be a ray of sunshine for their recipients!!

Before I share SJC30 with you lets see who the randomly selected winner of SJC29 is. Congratulations to...

Tami please email Jen by clicking here to claim your $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate!

Now here's a look at Share Joy Challenge 30!

Here's a look at how our design team interpreted the challenge!

Sample by Lindsay Amrhein

Sample by Simone Naoum

Sample by Yuki Yoshioka

Sample by Jen Shults

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 love this week's inspiration photo because all my flowers are in bloom in the yard! I made a pretty springtime birthday card to give to my neighbor, who always collects my mail for me when we're gone on vacation. She's turning 55 years old!

  2. I am so excited to have won last weeks challenge. E-mail sent Thanks

  3. Thanks for the awesome inspiration! This is my first time playing! Love the Koffee Time set! The card I made will be going to a friend that is dealing with some health issues. I just wanted her to know that I was thinking of her!

  4. I love this week's inspiration photo! Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, and I love the way the picture gives the idea of shabby chic possibilities with that wooden chair with the peeling paint. Lovely! Beautiful cards by the DT!
    My birthday card will go to a friend with an April birthday.

  5. My first time entering this challenge! I used the flowers and sketch as inspiration when making my card for my daughter. She is part of the stage crew for her school play, her first time trying it! I'm so proud of her for trying new things and with gusto!

  6. My rockin' birthday card will be heading out to send some birthday wishes.

  7. My card is #8 I will send it to a lady who has a birthday soon
    she must not know and read to whem I sent it thats why no name for now (so sorry cause she look at my Blog LOL)
    sweet sketch love it

  8. my thank you card will be given to the specialist vet that takes care of my grand bunny's teeth. :)

  9. I sent this card to my sister in law who is having a rough time right now.

  10. I used the photo inspiration this week. I normally don't use photos so it was a good challenge for me. I just had a birthday and needed some thank you cards to send so it was perfect.

  11. Here is another flower card, that I will be giving to my mother in law for her birthday. I am so happy to see all the real flowers blooming in my garden!

  12. My card went to a friend going through a rough patch.