Monday, January 21, 2019

Challenge #65--Opt.Twist: INSPIRATION...Midway

It is the third Monday of the month and that means that it is time to present the midway for Challenge #65.

As we are a unique kind of challenge blog, it is important for you to understand how things work in order to be sure you are eligible to win any of the prizes offered. 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 in 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'.

Don't forget, we've made some changes to our rules for 2019, including the fact that ALL entries now qualify for the Most Inspirational prize and that the optional twist is simply a way for you to stretch yourself as a designer if you'd like. You can read about all these changes at the top of the START post.
 
Right now, it is time to continue with our midway. Here is a refresher of the details for our current twist:


Challenge #65

Optional Twist: INSPIRATION

This challenge, our optional twist is a focus on INSPIRATION. If you would like to challenge yourself, create a project to uplift and/or motivate someone in your life. However, remember that the optional twist is just for fun or to help you stretch yourself as a designer.

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Prizes this month include:
  • A $15 gift certificate from Ike's Art, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Talking of our sponsors...



To learn more about Ike's Art, this month's guest sponsor, be sure to check out the START post; and of course, also pay this generous company a visit.



http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.ca/

During the midway, you will also be seeing projects from half of the team using images from Scribbles Designs, one of our on-going sponsors. Scribbles Designs will be providing the prize for the Most Inspirational choice during each challenge in 2019. Please be sure to pop over and check out the amazing images offered up by Sandy Sommerfeld, the designer behind Scribbles Designs.

To help inspire you further down the path of INSPIRATION, 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. If you are interested in purchasing the image featured in a particular creation, you can click on the link indicated below the project…


http://muddypawsandinkyfingers.blogspot.ca/

using #8116 CP Presents and #0157 CP HBDay from Scribbles Designs
You can also find both these items in the full set: #324 Carl Party




using Book of Dreams from Ike's Art



http://scrappyhorses.blogspot.ca

using #A 87 Peek-A-Boo and #0107 Purrfect Day from Scribbles Designs



patacakespages.blogspot.com/

using Holley’s Brain from Ike's Art 
(Note: This was a limited time Special Event Image that is no longer available)
also using #043 I Can Quote from Scribbles Designs




using #A67 Beautiful Minds Inspire Others from Scribbles Designs



http://craftinghelen.blogspot.ca/

using  Maltese Dog #1 from Ike's Art 
 
 
Thanks again to my incredible design team! As always, each of them have their own unique styles and ideas which amaze me to no end. Each of these projects has showcased the concept of INSPIRATION wonderfully and I hope we have inspired you throughout this challenge. Be sure to go and visit these talented 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. Do you have a story to share on the concept of INSPIRATION? If you'd like to share how you have personally been affected by inspiration, we'd love to hear it. 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.



GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY…
Please show your support to our wonderful sponsors 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!

Along with Ike's Art, our guest sponsor this challenge, and Scribbles Designs, one of our on-going sponsors, we also have two additional ongoing sponsors including...



Thank you so much to all these awesome companies for their continued support of this challenge blog!



Don't Forget...

You have until 11:59 p.m., EST, Tuesday, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #64.  Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already. Winners for challenge #64 will be posted next week if everything goes according to plan. You can find the Top Picks post HERE.
 


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



If you ever have any questions be sure to leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Challenge #64 Top Picks: Voting Open January 15 to January 22, 2019

WELCOME TO THE CHALLENGE #64 POP TOP!

Hello folks! It is time to present the top picks from the last challenge. Since we had 18 entries in Challenge #64 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. We have always strived 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 #64








Congrats Ladies... 

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick in this challenge, 
you are entitled to a special Challenge #64 Top Pick Badge.
Please feel free to grab a copy for your blog...


HAVE YOUR SAY!

Now the really hard work starts. It is time for you, our readers, to vote for your favourite entry. Which participant most inspires you? Remember, you are not necessarily voting on a creation that was made. You might simply find what the person had to say in their post to be inspiring and optimistic. Please be sure to go and check out the entries first and not just make your choices off of the thumbnails. Then, let us know who your favourite choice is by placing your vote below using the Linky Tools feature. Once you have made your decision, why not go back and let them know how they inspired you.

 Good luck everyone!

Voting open for 7 days:
January 15
through January 22


Path of Positivity--Challenge #64 Top Picks
Please click "like" to vote for your favourite entry for Challenge #64 out of the entries listed below. One vote per IP address please. Please note that you can get a better idea of what the project/post looks like by visiting each participant first. To do so, simply click the names below the thumbnails to be taken to the person's blog.

Vote Below: 

Monday, January 07, 2019

Challenge #65--Optional Twist: INSPIRATION...January 7 - February 3

Hello everyone and welcome to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! It is a brand new year and we hope that yours has had a positive start to it!

We've made a few important changes for 2019 that we want to share with you before we start the challenge:
  • We will now just have one GUEST SPONSOR each month who will provide the prize for our Random Winner. Scribbles Designs has come on as an on-going sponsor to provide a prize for the project chosen as Most Inspirational for each of our challenges in 2019. Creative Bug Digital SnapShots will continue to provide one image to anyone chosen as a DT Delight.
  • Participants no longer have to follow the optional twist in order to be chosen as Most Inspirational. ALL entries linked up will now qualify for a chance to be chosen as our Random Winner AND our Most Inspirational.
  • Though we will continue to have an optional twist each month, the twists will strictly be for fun or to help you stretch yourself as a designer. There will be no prize associated with following the twist. As such, participants are no longer required to add FT after their name if they have followed the optional twist. 
  • Of course, ALL entries must continue be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Regular types of projects such as birthday cards, or other general type projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes. There MUST be an encouraging or motivational or inspirational vibe to the creation or post.

Since we are not your typical challenge blog, it is important for you to understand how things work in order to be sure you are eligible to win any of the prizes offered. If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and you can find out all the details you need to know in order to participate, in the 'Challenge Details' tab (both tabs 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, time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...


Challenge #65

Optional Twist: INSPIRATION

This challenge, our optional twist is a focus on INSPIRATION. If you would like to challenge yourself, create a project to uplift and/or motivate someone in your life. However, remember that the optional twist is just for fun or to help you stretch yourself as a designer.

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Prizes this month include:
  • A $15 gift certificate from Ike's Art, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Talking of our guest sponsor...

We are very pleased to have Ike's Art back as this month's guest sponsor. Here is a refresher of what this company is all about...

Hi there – I am Ike……a nickname that I got hooked with many years ago due to my surname, and in my profession at that time, …… they just loved to give nicknames ☺.

I live in Greece and have a passion for kitties ☺

I am a complete nutter or should I say I’m ‘zany’ hahaha. I have a very strange/sick sense of humour and I must admit I spend a lot of time talking to myself. !! Well, I get more sense out of me.! I reckon in a few years I shall be known as the “crazy cat lady” ☺

I am an artist and have a strange mind when it comes to creating my art. I either go completely true to life… right down to the last hair… or I go totally surreal. I have a passion for all things horror/Gothic etc. I’ve always loved horror films and books and I guess that’s why it creeps into my stuff ! Had I been a bit younger I swear I would have been a Goth……luuuuuv it.  Next time around I am gonna be a witch or a cat ☺
I started my Blog 5 years ago and although I love crafting, my real passion is drawing, and now I just love making digital images.



Cat Lovers’ Challenge : http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/


My Shop:  www.ikesart.com

 
Now check out what my amazing design team came up with to inspire you. Clicking on each team member's name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations. If you are interested in purchasing the image featured in a particular creation, you can click on the link indicated below the project to head to the page in the Ike's Art store where it can be found.…


http://muddypawsandinkyfingers.blogspot.ca/

using Blossom




using CSI Geek



http://scrappyhorses.blogspot.ca



patacakespages.blogspot.com/

using Kindness






http://craftinghelen.blogspot.ca/

using Poppy Wreath

 

My amazing design team continues to outdo themselves! They each have their own unique styles and ideas. Even after all this time, I continue to be amazed by the quality of their projects! Each of these designs has showcased the concept of INSPIRATION uniquely and splendidly and I hope we have inspired you. Be sure to go and visit each team member so you can see how her project further connects to the theme.

So what are you waiting for? 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. Do you have a story to share on the concept of INSPIRATION? If you'd like to share how you have personally been affected by inspiration, we'd love to hear it. 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. Finally, remember that we're trying to create a Path of Positivity so if you have some time, please visit other people participating throughout the month.

I hope to see you back next week when voting will (hopefully) start on the Top Picks for Challenge #64. There will be a separate post detailing those picks where you will have the opportunity to vote on the creation or post that you have found to be the most positive, inspirational or encouraging of the chosen picks.

If you ever have any questions be sure to EMAIL ME or just leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!



Link Up Below:
If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to let me know by leaving a comment on this post.

Challenge #65--Optional Twist: INSPIRATION
This is the place to link up something that you have created during the month that you consider positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Entries for this challenge will be accepted from January 7th until 11:59 p.m. on February 3rd, 2019.  

Please see above for all the rules and details. If you would like to be a Guest Designer in a future challenge, please add the letters GDT after your name.