Monday, May 27, 2024

Winners & Design Team Delights for Challenge #120: Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of Power of Words: LOVE/RELATIONSHIPS


Hello to all our wonderful crafting friends! I hope that you all continue to stay safe out there in whichever corner of the world you are located! 

Right now, it is time to present the winners for Challenge #120. First we'll share the names of the Most Inspirational and the Random Winner and then we'll move on to showcasing our DT Delights. Who are all the lucky peeps? Well, let's find out.

Without further ado, here are the choices...

Drum roll, please....
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 In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is...

Michelle, you are entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #120 which you can find below...  
The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by, 
based on all eligible participants is…

Riet, you have won $6 worth of images or sentiments (digital paper packs not included) from Scribbles Designs, our on-going sponsor providing a prize for the project chosen as a Random Winner for each of our challenges in 2024.
Riet, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #120 which you can find below...  

Big Congrats to...

Michelle & riet

If you are our random prize winner for this challenge, please send your message to popwinners {at} gmail {dot} com (be sure to replace 'at' and 'dot' with the appropriate symbols), or click HERE to bring our email up in your program, with the subject heading, "RANDOM WINNER PoP Challenge #120" to make arrangements to receive your prize. Please note that I am rather behind these days so it may take me a while to get back to you but I promise I will. I am currently caught up with the mail received in this account.

Now it is time to announce our DT Delights from this challenge. As always, in each challenge you, the readers, get to voice your opinion by voting for your favourite and so it is only fitting that my Design Team get to do so as well.

Thanks to the people who took the time to join along our Path during the month of April for Challenge #120. We had a total of 37 entries. Check out the ones that really caught our attention...

Michelle--chosen by Katrina…  
Katrina said this:
"My DT Delight is Michelle (#29). Wow, what a beautiful mixed media piece full of texture, color, and Gothic beauty! Such a lovely image enhanced by the flowers and dies and positive sentiment! Gorgeous!"
To see the details of Michelle's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Ellie--chosen by Carole and Suze…

Carole had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Ellie (#01).  Wonderful, inky stamped card."

Suze said this: 
"My DT Delight is also Ellie. Beautiful layout of the card. I like the use of just the blue and black to create an eye-catching card."

To see the details of Ellie's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.

Creative Congratulations to you all!

Thank you to those who played on our Pathway during the month of April. As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

Ellie and Michelle
You are entitled to the special Challenge #120 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...

Well, that is it for this one. Please join us again on June 3rd (as long as everything goes according to plan), when we will be back with our newest challenge.
Do your best to continue stay safe, healthy and positive out there in your daily life and hopefully we'll see you all again soon!!!

Until next time,

Monday, May 20, 2024

Challenge #121--Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of: Power of Words…ART/CREATIVITY...Midway

Hey folks! Welcome back to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! It is the third Monday of the month and that means that it is time to present the midway for Challenge #121. It is my fond hope that each of you and your own families continue to stay happy, safe, and well, wherever it is you live in this big wide world of ours. 

As we are a unique kind of challenge blog, it is important for you to understand how things work. Please be sure to check out the START POST FOUND HERE for the specific details related to this month's challenge, and you can find out all the general details you need to know in order to participate, by clicking on the 'Challenge Details' tab (located at the top of the blog). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can now be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'.
Right now, it is time to continue with our midway. Here is a refresher of the details for our current twist:

Challenge #121

Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of 

The Power of Words: ART/CREATIVITY

This year's goal is to look at how WORDS can influence our artistic endeavours. To help inspire you on this journey, each month we will focus on different quotes. I will provide three to five quotes to inspire your creative projects. If none provide any inspiration, you can pick a quote or phrase of your own choosing to focus on. You can use the quote/phrase/sentiment as the focus of your creation OR you can embrace an aspect of the quote to focus on. As always, following our twists are optional.
If you do want to follow the optional twist this month, here are the quotes I've chosen for May:
“Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else ever thought.” — Albert Einstein

“Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” — Pablo Picasso

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” — Edgar Degas

“You use a glass mirror to see your face. You use works of art to see your soul.” — George Bernard Shaw
As you can see, the overall theme for May is ART/CREATIVITY. If you want to follow the optional theme, you can simply use one of the quotes literally and type it out and add it to your project. However, you could also create a project with one of the quotes in mind. For example, you could create any sort of creative project that stretches you. Why not try your hand at painting a canvas? Or, you could try a mixed media project where you design a brand new approach to an old concept. There are lots of ways you could approach the quotes. And of course, if none of these inspires you, you can always find your own quote or sentiment expressing the concept of ART/CREATIVITY.

Remember, the twist is completely optional and you don't need to follow it in order to win. However, in order to be considered eligible for this month's goodies, remember that general types of projects/posts will not qualify for the honours and prize UNLESS they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Additionally, even if a project may qualify as positive, if your post promotes negativity, hatred or anything of an abhorrent nature, your project will be disqualified. Honours and Prize include:

  • $6 worth of images from Scribbles Designs, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • A badge for the following honours: Top Pick, Voter's Choice, Most Inspirational, Random Winner, DT Delight.
To help inspire you further down the path of The Power of Words: ART/CREATIVITY, check out the wonderful projects my Design Team had the opportunity to create. Clicking on each team member's name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations.


Thanks again to my astounding design team! As always, each of them have their own unique avenues of creation which I thoroughly admire. Each of these designs has demonstrated the theme of The Power of Words: ART/CREATIVITY splendidly, and I hope we have motivated you throughout this challenge to come up with your own work of handicraft. Be sure to go and visit these accomplished ladies so you can see just how their projects tie in to the twist.
Why not join us, if you haven't entered already? Create a project and/or post that is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature and join our link up. How about stretching yourself by also opting to follow the twist?! While it isn't mandatory, we'd also love to find out how this month's twist affects your own life. How often do you rely on words to inspire your creative endeavours? This month our quotes all focus on ART/CREATIVITY. The fact that you are here means that you enjoy working creatively. This month, really think about the art that you create. Is there something new that you could try or even simply a new technique. You express yourself through your artwork so what do you want to show the world? Like the quote from George Bernard Shaw says, “You use a glass mirror to see your face. You use works of art to see your soul.” What parts of your soul are you willing to share? You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you'd like.

Also, I know that the participants would love for you to go and pay them a visit. Remember we're creating a Path of Positivity to follow one project at a time and we'd love to see you somewhere on that route even if it is just by leaving a comment on an entry from someone who has touched you somehow with their project and/or post! You can find our list of participants and enter our latest challenge yourself by clicking HERE and scrolling down to the bottom of the post.

Please show your support to our wonderful sponsor, Scribbles Designs, by going over and checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance. You may also just find an image or two to add your your collection!
Thank you so much to this awesome Canadian company for their
continued support of this challenge blog!

Click HERE to head to the current challenge post & link up!

Don't Forget...

Winners for challenge #120 will be posted next Monday if everything goes according to plan.
If you ever have any questions be sure to leave me a comment.
We look forward to seeing you participate!

Monday, May 13, 2024

Ch. #120 Top Picks


Hello folks! I hope that your Path this past week has included a number of positive moments along the route and that you and your families are all doing your best to stay healthy and happy. 
It is time to present the top picks from the last challenge. Since we had 37 incredible entries in Challenge #120 (click HERE to see the original challenge with the optional twist of The Power of Words: LOVE/RELATIONSHIPS), it is time to get on with showcasing the seven projects and/or write-ups that touched the team the most. In case you are new and wondering why seven and not the typical three, four or even five? Any time that we have more than 14 entries, we have a top seven (with 14 entries or under we just have a top three). We always strive to be a bit different over here on the Path of Positivity and this is just another way to do so. Additionally, seven is a spiritual number and thus right in the wheelhouse of the vibe we are looking to project; so, seven it is when enough people join in. 
Thus, without further ado, please let me introduce you to the Top Picks for Challenge #120


Congrats Ladies... 

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick in this challenge, 
you are entitled to a special Challenge #120 Top Pick Badge.
Please feel free to grab a copy for your blog...

Well, that is it for this one. Please join us again on May 20th (as long as everything goes according to plan), when we will be back with our midway. 
Do your best to continue stay safe, healthy and positive out there in your daily life and hopefully we'll see you all again soon!!!

Until next time,