Monday, September 02, 2013

Challenge #6--Honesty: September 2 - October 6, 2013

It is the first Monday in September and that means it is time for the next challenge to start. This time around, for Challenge #6 the theme is "Honesty". Show us your interpretation of what honesty means to you. You can make any sort of project and/or post as long as it is positive in nature and relates to the theme. Now I realize that this theme is definitely challenging but a little creative thought and I know you guys will come up with something awesome.

Don't forget when you link up your project and/or post, to please leave a comment letting us know how your creation relates to the concept of honesty if it isn't readily clear within the design itself or clearly written somewhere else in your post. Remember, the creation must be positive/inspirational/motivational AND adhere to the theme of honesty in order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes. While you may easily see how honesty relates to your creation, it may not be as apparent to me or the DT members. That is why we ask that you clarify it somewhere, whether here or in your blogpost. This way it clears up any ambiguity that may exist.

Now it is time to meet our guest sponsor for this month...

Looking for a unique image or sentiment? Well then! Head on over to Scribbles Designs and check out Sandy's world of her funky imagination and quirky characters. Sandy has loved art, drawing, water coloring and doodling for many years... and with the digital image world she can now share it with all of you. Brrr (Penguin) was her first main character and her other quirky images followed not long after. We hope you enjoy the endearing images available in the store and add Sandy's images to your digital stamp collections.

 It is so great having the wonderful Scribbles Designs back as our sponsor this month.  They have so many fabulous images to play with and here are just some of them.  Our DT was lucky enough to work with the following amazing digital images...



The beauty of this image lies in its simplicity.  A single rose can say so much.  Several of our team chose to use this pretty image and I can certainly understand why.
 Here are two sentiments used by one of the team members.  If these sentiments don't convey honesty, I don't know what does!
 Now here is one area where none of us want to be honest.  So Carla is the perfect image choice to challenge our honesty in this region.
This beautiful tangle was also used this month.  In fact it was used by the person who created it.  I'm very lucky that not only is the talented Sandy sponsoring our challenge, she is also on our team.  Double bonus!

If you are interested in purchasing any of these incredible images, clicking on the watermark will take you to their location in the Scribbles store.

Now check out what my amazing design came up with to inspire you.  Clicking on the team members' name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations...








 


We are also pleased to have Lynda from Positive Force joining us this month...
My name is Lynda Lindley and I have been crafting for over twenty years; starting out first stamping and then expanding into all areas of paper crafting.  I live in Washington state with my husband, two daughters and one crazy smart girl dog.  A self proclaimed challenge junkie, I do not feel grounded unless I am creating something. When I am not coloring, stamping, painting, knitting, or scrapbooking, I can often be seen with inky fingers volunteering at my daughter’s school in the library and teaching art in the classrooms.  You can find me online at http://positive-force.blogspot.com/.
 Here is the beautiful card that Lynda came up with for us...

 Aren't  all these creations just fabulous?  Each of them touches on the designers' own ideas as to what honesty means to them. 

So what are you waiting for?  Create a project and/or post that is positive AND relates to honesty, provide an explanation of how your project and/or post relates to the theme somewhere in your post or come over and leave a comment with the explanation.  Easy, peasy!

If you have some time, please visit other people participating throughout the month.  I've included the summary of the challenge details below.  If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and 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).

I hope to see you back on Monday, September 9th when voting will start on the Top Seven for Challenge #5.

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE ON HONESTY
If you need some motivation to get you started, I've provided a quote for you, which you can find below.

Font Information:
Click on the font name to take you to a download location.  Both these fonts are free for commercial use.

You will notice that the sentiment may appear huge depending on what software program you download it into.  You can always reduce the size without distorting the overall look. 

I've added a 'Download Instructions & T.O.U.' tab at the top of the page.  If you download any sentiments please ensure that you familiarize yourself with my terms of use.

SUMMARY
Whether you are new and need to familiarize yourself with all the details,  or a returning participant and just need to refresh yourself, you can always find out everything you need to know in order to enter this challenge in the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page. I've provided a quick summary below.  Please note that dates and times listed below are for this particular challenge only:
  • Each Path of Positivity challenge will remain open for approx. a full month.  Entries for this challenge will be accepted from September 2nd to October 6th.
  • Link up your inspirational post below using Inlinkz. You will be able to submit your link up to 11:55 p.m. on October 6th..
  • When you link up, leave a comment summarizing what it is about your post that you feel is inspirational  / positive / motivational and how it fits into the theme if you have not included this information somewhere within your post.
  • Don't forget to come back throughout the month and visit others that have participated.
  • Voting for this challenge will begin once the top seven have been determined.  There will be a separate post detailing the top seven.  You will then have the opportunity to vote on the creation or post that you have found to be the most inspirational of the chosen seven.  Be sure to leave a comment telling us what it was that inspired you or something in general if you uncomfortable disclosing any details of your vote.
  • This month, prizes will be the following:
    • Ten digital images from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for the person out of the top seven who receives the most votes during voting week.
    • Three digital images from Ike's World  for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
    • Three images from Scribbles Designs, this month's guest sponsor for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
    • One digital designer paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
    • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY...
Please show your support to our fabulous sponsors by going over and checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance.  In addition to Scribbles Designs, our guest sponsor for the month, we also have our regular sponsors:
 
 









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

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Inlinkz collection begins below:

8 comments:

Edwina said...

Great cards everyone! I love that design by Sandi. Her card is gorgeous! Edwina Brown

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome creations by the design team.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

aussie aNNie said...

Super awesome DT creations...love them all.xx

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous designs from everyone! Wonderful images!!!

Edwina said...

Speaking with grace and seasoned with salt is how we should all speak. Grace with compassion and salt with truth and firmness in what we believe. Edwina Brown

nancyparker55 said...

Lovely and inspirational work by the DTs. And a great challenge!

Mimi said...

Thank you for a great challenge and congrats to the DT for their wonderful inspiration :) Hugs Mimi

D- said...

I LOVE the positive feel of your challenges. It will be uplifting to play along. Thanks so much.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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