Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Summer Break

Hello there folks! In case you missed it, I just published the winner announcement for Challenge #59. It was supposed to be done at the end of June but alas, life once again interfered with those particular plans. If interested, you can scroll down one post to find it.

During that post the last week of June, I was also supposed to mention that we would be going on break for the summer. Thus, apologies to anyone who has been wondering where we've been.

Over the last couple of years, we have made the decision to take both July and August off for the following reasons:
  1. Since it is summer time here in North America, 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 September, 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 September 3rd for our next challenge. We will be continuing with our year long study into colour at that time.

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 difficult.

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

Winners & Design Team Delights for Challenge #59--Opt. Theme: CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR(S)

Oh dear me. It is a good thing that we're on hiatus right now (for both July and August) which I was supposed to announce when I did this winner announcement...oh...back at the end of June. Goodness, life just keeps throwing up roadblocks in front of me but I'm FINALLY able to pop in and announce the winners for Challenge #59.

I'm so very sorry for those of you who have been left waiting and wondering what has happened to us. We tend to take at least one month off a year and the last couple of years it has been two. I'll post an additional reminder once I've finished this post. At least one good thing, with being off for two months, hopefully I'll manage to get us back on our proper time line when we get back--'hopeful' being the operative word. ;)

Anyway, time to get back to our announcement. Without further ado, here are the choices...


Drum roll, please....BBBbbbrrrrrrrrr pish

 The people have spoken and their choice for Challenge #59 is... 

Sharon, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #59. Please feel free to copy your badge below...


 In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is...


Jennifer, you have won a $15 gift certificate from Luna Girl, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #59.

http://www.lunagirl.com/


Jennifer, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #59 which you can find below...


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


NanaConnie, you have won three digital images of your choice from SheepSki Designs, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #59.

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html
 
NanaConnie, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #59 which you can find below...


Big Congrats to...

  sharon, jennifer & nanaconnie

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 #59" 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.

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 10 people who took the time to join along our Path during the month of May for Challenge #59Check out the entries that really caught our attention...


Sharon--chosen by Pippa...


Pippa said this:
"My DT Delight is Sharon. She gave herself a challenge in the colour choice and smashed it. I admire her use of all those pretty die cuts to frame her image, a talent I wish I had!"

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

Jennifer--chosen by Katrina and Helen...


Katrina had this to say:
""My DT Delight is Jennifer. I just love all the dimension and added textures. The thoughtful sentiment is sure to bring comfort and peace! Just beautiful!"

Helen said this:
"My DT Delight is also Jennifer. A powerful sentiment and a great combination of colours and die cuts."

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

Priya--chosen by Julie & Suze...


Julie had this to say:
"My DT Delight is 
Priya. Being a music lover, I found this music-themed project delightful."

Suze said this:
"My DT Delight is also Priya. Being a music lover this one really appealed to me. The colours used are beautiful and the layout is pleasing to the eye."

To see the details of Priya'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...

Sharon, Jennifer and Priya

  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#59-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 #59 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...


So as mentioned earlier, we are on summer break right now but will be back in September. I hope that you will join us again at that time. Also, please note that the top picks for our June challenge will be posted during the second week of September and then the winner announcement will be posted the last week of September as we get back to our regular schedule.

Until we meet again, may your Path be an easy one to travel and if it isn't, may you find the strength to deal with the obstacles in your way!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Challenge #59 Top Picks: Voting Open June 18 to June 24, 2018

WELCOME TO THE CHALLENGE #59 POP TOP!

Hey there folks! As promised, I'm back with the top picks for the last challenge. If you are looking for the midway, please scroll down one post.

I admit that I was scratching my head regarding the number of entries in the last challenge. Since the optional theme was for you to choose your own favourite colours, I had really anticipated that we'd have more people join in since technically it was almost like an 'anything goes' kinda of optional theme. However, we only had ten people participate. I guess this falls under the category of "things that make you say hmmmm...".

I also wanted to mention a change that we are implementing regarding the Voter's Choice category. In the past the rules have been such:
  1. If we have 14 entries or more in a given challenge, the Design Team chooses a Top Seven. Those seven entries are then put forth to be voted on for the Voter's Choice.
  2. If we have fewer than 14 entries in a given challenge, the Design Team chooses a Top Three. However, all entries are put forth to be voted on for the Voter's Choice.
  3. If we have five entries or less in a given challenge, the Design Team chooses one Top Pick. However, all entries are put forth to be voted on for the Voter's Choice.
As of Challenge #59 we are changing rule #2:
  • If we have fewer than 14 entries in a given challenge, the Design Team will still choose a Top Three. However, it will now only be those top three picks that will be put forth to be voted on for the Voter's Choice.

Rules #1 and #3 will remain the same.

So, in the case of this particular challenge, we only had ten entries; and, while we may not have enough entries to have a Top Seven, we certainly have enough to have a Top Three.

Thus, without further ado, please let me introduce you to the Top Picks for Challenge #59...


Congrats Ladies... 

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick in this challenge, 
you are entitled to a special Challenge #59 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!


Path of Positivity--Challenge #59 Top Picks
Please click "like" to vote for your favourite entry for Challenge #59 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.

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    • a copy of the image that you originally linked up
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