Monday, August 04, 2014

Challenge #17--POSSIBILITIES: August 4th - August 31, 2014

It is the first Monday in August and that means it is time for the next challenge to start.  This time around, for Challenge #17 the theme is "POSSIBILITIES".  Show us your interpretation of what possibilities mean 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.

I love to dream and use my imagination.  It is wonderful to speculate about the possibility of things and come up with endless ideas.  When you dip into your imagination you never know what you may find and that is one of the wonderful things about it.  You may start going off in one creative direction and then as you work through the possibilities, you may end up 180 degrees from where you started.  Anything is possible my friends.  What will you create?
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 possibilities 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 possibilities in order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes.  While you may easily see how possibilities relate 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.

Remember we've changed up the rules a bit.  As a refresher, please note that:

  • Entries will now be limited to a total of three.
  • There will no longer be a prize associated with the Voter's Choice.  We will continue to have a Voter's Choice category allowing people to vote on their favourite project but from now on it will be an honourary position.  The person who receives the most votes each challenge will earn a badge as the Voter's Choice. 
  • We're also switching up which sponsor is responsible for the Random and Most Inspirational prizes.  You can find out more details about this in the summary below.

This month's sponsor...

It is time to meet our guest sponsor for this month.  Once again, we have someone brand new joining us for this challenge.  Please welcome...
Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our TSB Community network:

Thanks so much!
Tracey Malnofski
 Look at the beautiful images the team got to work with this month...

  #237 Escape the Tower-Fairy Digital Stamp
This fairy has managed to escape but now where will she go?  I don't know which way she'll head but I do know that this digi stamp offers so many ideas for different directions you could take it in.  Some of the team were definitely inspired by this image and you'll just have to wait and see where they went with it.

 #349 She Who Paints the Forest...Fairy Digital Stamp
Art is definitely an activity that allows for possibilities to shine through.  Imagine if you could stand back and repaint nature.  Which colours would you choose?

#358 The Fairies Frolic Digital Stamp
This is another beautiful stamp that lends itself to a bevy of possibilities.  Where are these fairies frolicking off to?  You be the one who decides.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these fantastical images, clicking on the watermarks will take you to their location in The Stamping Boutique 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 Donna Ellis from Creative Smiles, back joining us this month...
Thank you PoP designers for allowing me to join you once again this month. My name is Donna Ellis, also known on line as “de” (from my pottery throwing days). Short n Sweet - I am married to the love of my life in “rural” Central Florida. Stamping became my craft of choice as health concerns caused me to give up other crafting mediums. These days I enjoy sharing artwork with on-line friends, reading, and gardening. I’d love for you to visit my personal blog Creative Smiles. I promise to visit your blog in return :-)
Donna created two gorgeous cards for us...

I am so blessed to have these woman on my team; and, of course, to have a guest DT of Donna's calipre!  They always come through with incredible creations and this month is no exception.  These are all beautifully unique creations interpreting the concept of POSSIBILITIES.  
So what are you waiting for?  Create a project and/or post that is positive AND relates to possibilities, 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, August 11th when voting will start on the Top Seven for Challenge #16.

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

Please be sure to click on it to bring it up into the lightbox in its proper size before saving it.

Credit Notes For This Creation:
© 2014, 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 or my personal blog, Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, 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(s) 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.

Font Information:
Click on the font name to take you to a download location.  These fonts were listed for commercial use at the time of this creation and as such, it is my understanding, that I am within my rights to use these fonts in my creations and offer them to others.  Always check to make sure the terms haven't changed before using the font on something you sell.

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.

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  August 4th to August 31st.
  • Link up your inspirational post below using Inlinkz. You will be able to submit your link up to 11:55 p.m. on August 31st.
  • 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. 
  • You can link up a total of three (3) creations.
  • 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. 
  • For Challenge #17, prizes will be the following:
    • Two images (or three if you use a TSB image on your creation) from The Stamping Boutique, our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
    • Three digital images from Ike's Art for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
    • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
  • There will also  be:
    • 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.
If you ever have any questions be sure to EMAIL ME or just leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!


arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Beautiful projects by the designers!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Thanks for having me play as Guest DT this month, PoP artists! As always, your projects are not only inspirational, but innovative! hugs, de

Kathi said...

Wonderful inspiration by your team.

K8 said...

Lovely challenge and super cards from DT!! Hugs Kate xx

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL cards everyone. WOW lots of gorgeous coloring going on here.
Crafty hugs,

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

No 5 - Thanks for the wonderful creations by the DT and for your fabulous challenge blog. When I saw this image; I thought of the many possibilities we have in life. Within each of us lies billions of possibilities; just waiting for us to see them; grab hold and accept any choice we want. Sometimes we are afraid to let go of what other's have thought of us or of the dreams they have for us. Many times it requires stepping out of our comfort zone and just going for it. You won't know what you can or can't do until you try. You can be or do anything. Go after whatever it is that you want in life. It is within your reach; if you just can imagine it, see it and believe it; then it can be yours. Imagine the Possibilities! Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

Desire Fourie said...

Thank you Lisa for the lovely POSSIBILITIES sentiment here xxx
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Debi said...

I've entered a card in this challenge which reads 'Where there are flowers there is hope'. And I strongly believe that hope opens your heart to the possibilities that surround you each and every day of your life.