Monday, July 08, 2019

Summer Break Reminder

Hello there folks! I'm just popping in with a reminder that we are taking the month of July off. I mentioned it during the posts published in June but figured it would be best to remind everyone in a separate post as well.

Over the last few of years, we have made the decision to take time off in the summer. In 2017 & 2018 we took both July and August off but this year we'll just be away for the month of July. We take a break for the following reasons:
  1. Since it is summer time here in North America, Britain, Europe and other locales around the world, many of our players are out of the house and enjoying the warmer weather;
  2. My hard working Design Team deserves a little bit of time off; and 
  3. It gives me the opportunity to do some catching up with everything I'm always so far behind on by mid year.
Now if you are waiting on the Top Picks and Winner Announcement from our June challenge, we'll be back with those posts in August, taking place during the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month in their regular spots.

I truly hope that you will all continue to support us when we return on August 5th (as long as everything goes according to plan) for our next challenge.

For the time being, I really hope that those of you living in the northern hemisphere are all enjoying your summer and for those of you in the southern hemisphere, I hope that your winter isn't too harsh.

Take care everyone, stay walking on your own Path of Positivity if you can and we'll see you all again real soon.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Winners & Design Team Delights for Challenge #69-Opt. Twist: ADMIRATION

Hello to all our wonderful crafting friends! It is the last Monday of the month and that means that it is time to present the winners for Challenge #69. 

First we'll share the names of the Voter's Choice, 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.

So, without further ado, here are the choices...

Drum roll, please....BBBbbbrrrrrrrrr pish

 The people have spoken and their choice for Challenge #69 is…
 

Amy, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #69. Please feel free to copy your badge below...


 In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is…


Repolainen, you have won ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, our on-going sponsor providing a prize for the project chosen as Most Inspirational for each of our challenges in 2019.

http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.ca/

Repolainen, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #69 which you can find below...


The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by Random.org), 
based on all eligible participants is…


Andrea, you have won an $8 gift certificate from A Day for Daisies, our guest sponsor during Challenge #69.


Andrea, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #69 which you can find below...


Big Congrats to...

  AMY, REPOLAINEN & ANDREA

If you have won a prize during 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, "WINNER PoP Challenge #69" to make arrangements to receive your prize. Let me know which category you won (Most Inspirational or Random Winner) and also the prize value and sponsor. 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.


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 27 people who took the time to join along our Path during the month of May for Challenge #69Check out the entries that really caught our attention...


Priyadarshini--chosen by Suze…

Suze said this:
"My DT Delight is Priyadarshini (#15). Love the intricate embellishments and the pop of colour coming from the beautifully coloured image."

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

Repolainen--chosen by Pippa and Julie…

Pippa had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Repolainen (#2). These cards are just so creative. The natural bark and pieces of wood make up a fantastic background setting for the die cut trees. A card that I am sure will bring a sense of well being to her friend."
 
Julie said this:
"My DT Delight is also Repolainen. This is so creative! She used birch bark on this card, and cross sections of a tree, so you can see the rings. I don't know how she did it, but it is so original and very inspiring!"

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

Carole--chosen by Katrina…
 
Katrina had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Carole (#18). I adore these whimsical fairies flying around shining their positive energy! The background is delightful and the sentiment so encouraging!" 

To see the details of Carole'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 May. As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

Priyadarshini, Repolainen  
and Carole

  You are entitled to one image of your choice from our on-going sponsor...


Please click HERE to check out the image previews. They are arranged into general categories; although, due to the nature of some of these images, they have been repeated in certain applicable categories. If you are interested in claiming a digi, please send me the name of the one image you want and let me know which section it came from. Send your request 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, "PoP#69-DT Delight Digi Request". I'm always running rather behind these days, so your patience is appreciated.

Additionally, you are entitled to the special Challenge #69 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...


Well, that is it for this one. Don't forget that we are taking the month of July off. If everything goes according to plan, we'll be back on Monday, August 5, with our newest challenge. Hope to see you then!!!

Have a great summer!

Until next time,

Monday, June 17, 2019

Challenge #70-Opt. Twist: ENCOURAGEMENT...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 #70.

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, 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 #70

Optional Twist: ENCOURAGEMENT

This challenge, our optional twist is a focus on ENCOURAGEMENT. If you would like to challenge yourself, create a project designed to provide encouragement to someone going through a difficult time or to encourage someone to stretch themselves or go for a dream or any other situation where a little encouragement may help make a difference in a person's life.

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, remember that general types of  projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes UNLESS they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Prizes this month include:
  • Three images from SheepSki Designs, 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 SheepSki Designs, this month's guest sponsor, be sure to check out the START post; and of course, also pay this generous company a visit.

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html




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 ENCOURAGEMENT, 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 Hanging Around - image no 145 from SheepSki Designs
 



using #F 136 Spider Smiling from Scribbles Designs




using Claire Bear - image no 44  from SheepSki Designs along with
#0188 Resilient and Scribble Doodle Designs Hugs DP from Scribbles Designs
 


patacakespages.blogspot.com/

using #035 Fab Friend from Scribbles Designs



http://scrappyhorses.blogspot.ca

using Flower Bouquet - image no 138 from SheepSki Designs



http://craftinghelen.blogspot.ca/

using #0178 Classy Fabulous and #F 130 Lipstick (Free)
from Scribbles Designs

 

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 ENCOURAGEMENTwonderfully 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 ENCOURAGEMENT? If you'd like to share a story about encouragement that you provided or received, 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 (or the start 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 SheepSki Designs, 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., EDT, Tuesday, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #69. Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already. Winners for challenge #69 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!