Monday, January 20, 2014

Challenge #10--Midway Reflection & Voting Reminder

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #10. The theme for this challenge is all about GENEROSITY.  Now is the absolute perfect time to say thank you to a number of generous people.

First off, I would like to say thank you to the generosity of the wonderful sponsors that back the Path of Positivity challenge.  Many of you jumped on board a brand new challenge blog without really knowing how many people would have the opportunity to see your lovely images.  You liked the premise behind what we were trying to achieve over here and jumped in full throttle.  This challenge blog would not be possible without your incredible GENEROSITY.  You make it possible for my DT members to work with meaningful images and provide incentive for the people playing along as participants.  So, on behalf of myself, the Design Team and those participants who benefit from your giving nature, thank you so very much.

Next up, I would like to say thank you to every single person who has taken the time to comment on any the posts published over here.  By GENEROUSLY sharing your warm and encouraging words, you help to keep us motivated to do our very best.

I would also like to say thank you to all the people who participate in each challenge.  By GENEROUSLY sharing your talents, whether it be in the creation of a card or other project or by sharing your words of wisdom on the theme of each challenge or sometimes both, you give us a reason for existing.  Without your participation, there would be no challenge blog.

Then of course, there is my Design Team.  Your GENEROSITY knows no bounds.  You spend so much time each month sharing your time, your talents, your thoughts and ideas, and your support.  You selflessly give and give and give and then when I ask, you give some more.  Please know just how much each and every one of you means to me.  I am nothing without all of you lined up beside me.

Finally and certainly not least, thank you to my husband.  Your GENEROSITY makes it possible for me to do what I love to do every day of my life.  Without your generous support, I'd simply exist, moving through each day in a simple routine.  With your generous support, I get to live and finally, after so much time away, finally get to feel like I am once again, contributing to something important and making a difference.  Thank you for being the other half of my soul.

Thank you to each and every one of you listed above.  For without each of the roles you play, the Path of Positivity Challenge blog could not exist.

Now, who in your life is generous?  Have you told them lately how much their generosity means to you?  Well if not, now is the perfect time to do so.  What are you waiting for?  Always be sure to let the people in your life know just how much their generosity means to you.  Don't wait for the future because you have no idea what it holds.
To help inspire you down the path of generosity, check out the wonderful projects a few of my Design Team had the opportunity to create...

Vicky has used a beautiful floral image from one of our amazing regular sponsors, Ike's Art for the left hand side of her project.  It is from Ike's Switzerland Bundle.  If you are interested in purchasing this beautiful image along with several others in the same bundle, click on the watermark to head over to its location in Ike's store, it is located within the 'My Latest Designs' section.!__digital-art-stamps/productsstackergalleryv20=10
Next up, we have two projects from...
The first project Pat created for the midway.  In it she used a precious image called New Baby, also from Ike's Art.  I just love the tenderness emanating from this sweet image.   You can find this image in the store in the 'People' section or by clicking on the watermark below.!__digi-people/productsstackergalleryv21=44
 The second project I am showing you is one that Pat posted about last week...
Pat used the same image she did for her card at the beginning of the month, just played around with it a bit to suit the purposes of this creation.  To check out this particular post, since it came out last week, you can click HERECupcakes Galore, the image she adapted, is available from our guest sponsor this month, DS4J.  If you are interested in purchasing this tasty image, clicking on the watermark will take you to its location in the DS4J store.
Then we have...
Sandy has used the second image that the DT got to work with from our Guest Sponsor this month.  This image is called Vase of Hearts.  It can also be found in the DS4J store by clicking on the watermark below.

 Finally, that leaves our...
Monica Taylor, from Taylor Made Cards 4U, who is our guest designer this month, created this precious project...
As you can see, Monica also chose to use the New Baby image available at Ike's Art.

 Clicking on the team members name (or in the case of our GDT, the blog name) will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations!
So if you haven't entered already, what are you waiting for?  Create a project and/or post that is positive AND relates to generosity, 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!  You can enter our latest challenge by clicking HERE.

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 just by leaving a comment on an entry from someone who has touched you somehow with their project and/or post!

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).

Don't Forget...

You still have until 11:55 p.m. tonight, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #9.  Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already.  Don't forget, if you leave a comment after voting, you have the opportunity to walk away with a selection of digital papers created especially with your interests in mind. To check out the Top Seven and cast your vote, click HERE.  Winners for challenge #9 will be posted next Monday.

If you need some motivation to get you started, I've provided another sentiment, free for you to download:

Credit Notes For This Creation:
© 2013, Lisa L. Décosse.  PUO.  However, you are allowed to use the sentiment on handmade projects that you intend to sell on a small scale basis provided credit is given. You also need to include a credit note and a link to this blog should you use any of my images in your creations and post them on your blog. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with my full terms of use found in the 'Download Instructions & T.O.U.' tab at the top of this page.  Of important note:  Please do not share my images with family, friends, etc. Additionally, do not post any images to file sharing services like Box®, 4-Shared®, etc. Instead, please direct people to my blog so they can grab the image for themselves. If you would like to post a watermarked version of the image, please contact me to obtain one. 

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. 

Font and Image Information:

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

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. You can enter the challenge by clicking HERE to take you to the current challenge post where you can also find a quick summary of the details related to this challenge, towards the bottom of the post. 

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 DigiStamps4Joy, our guest sponsor for the month...
...we also have our regular sponsors:

That is me and I'd love for you to visit me
on my personal blog.

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

We look forward to seeing you participate!



Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful mid-way designs from your DT, Lisa - and I especially like how you have captured the essence of generosity - sometimes we forget where generosity originates, and exactly what it is in all avenues of our daily existence! hugs, de

Desire Fourie said...

Such an inspirational midway post Lisa. Your generosity knows no bounds as you have once again been so generous in sharing this stunning sentiment with us. Also, congrats to the dt members for their awesome midway inspiration creations.
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