Thursday, August 25, 2016

Share Joy Challenge 50: Sketch & Inspiration Photo

Hi crafty friends! We hope all is going well in your part of the world. :) School is back in full swing here in the mid-west. Today we have a new Share Joy Challenge for you but first let's announce the winner of last week's SJC49. Congratulations go to:

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

Now here is a look at this week's challenge:

Remember you can use the sketch, the inspiration photo or BOTH together!

Here are a few samples from our design team to get the ideas flowing!

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. 
  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, love this theme, there is still time to grill and make S'mores by the fire, Summer is still here so, let's enjoy it while we can.
    The DT inspiration cards are amazingly beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  2. My card is for my super smart niece - starting University with a $60 000 scholarshipšŸ˜„

  3. Fun sketch! A special doctor is retiring, and I plan to give this to her for her retirement party.

  4. my card is on its way to my brother for his birthday.

  5. Card #9 is going to my dog loving Aunt.

  6. Fun challenge, I had to improvise with few supplies. This card is a congratulations/best wishes for a wonderful young woman who has been helping as a student-worker in my department. She is graduating at the end of the semester and starting a new career path. Cheers, happy crafting day.