Sunday, November 02, 2014

Design Team Delights for Challenge #18

It is time for my Design Team to share their favourite entries for Challenge #18.  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 everyone who took the time to join along our Path during the month of September for Challenge #18.  While it is always a difficult decision, each team member managed to find a particular entry that really caught their attention.  Take a look... 
Teresa--chosen by Pat and Vicky...
This is what Pat had to say:
"My DT Delight choice is Teresa's first entry.  Her determination to not only stay with her goal to learn to water color, but her courage to show blogland the attempts she dislikes, are an inspiration along my own path of positivity." 

Vicky had this to say:
"My DT Delight choice is also Teresa's first entry.  I'm in awe that she kept at the painting until it satisfied her!  It's inspiring to see someone do that and manage so well instead of either giving up or being satisfied with something that they are not totally happy with!"

To see the details of Teresa's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Gloria--chosen by Suze...
 Here is what Suze had to say:
"My DT Delight choice is Gloria.  I love how the butterflies are coming off the side of the card.  The colour scheme is beautiful and the sentiment is perfect for this card." 

To see the details of  Gloria's creation and read more of what she had to say, click HERE.
Jo Ann--chosen by Desíre...

Here is what Desíre had to say:
"My DT Delight choice is Jo Ann.  Not only is her card just beautiful and so true to her unique creative style, she also had this to say:"

"In life, we must be determined to stand by God's Word for in it comes great promises and rewards both now and forever for those whose trust is  in Christ."
To see the details of Jo Ann's creation and read more of what she had to say, click HERE.
Paula-Kay--chosen by Monica...
Here is what Monica had to say:
 "My DT Delight choice is Paula-Kay.  I love black and white cards and the added silhouette image was a perfect fit to this very elegant card."

 To see the details of Paula-Kay's creation and read more of what she had to say, click HERE.
Stacy--chosen by Vicky, Lynda and Sandy...

Lynda had this to say:
"My DT Delight choice is Stacy.  Her positive attitude in the face of a recent medical diagnosis and determination to do as much every day as she can; even if she has to "crawl or waddle".

Sandy said this:
"My DT Delight choice is also Stacy.  Her bright colors and fabulous layouts. and her determination to live with, battle and continue on with determination with her medical diagnosis is so admired."

To see the details of Stacy's creation and read more of what she had to say, click HERE.
 Lisa's choices (that's me)...

Okay, so today I'm going to do something I've never done before.  I'm picking two people because I just couldn't make a decision as to which one was my favourite.  Hey, I'm the boss, it's my perogative. ;)
First up, is the reflection and creation from Create With Joy.  She made this particular card for a friend who has faced adversity with courage and determination and come out the other side to carry on with her life.  Her words really resonated with me:
"Rough patches… we all face them. When we’re in the midst of them, it takes wisdom to determine the best way through.  Sometimes, it’s best to hold our ground and face them head on. Other times, our best choice is to gather our resources and to move on."
There is definite wisdom in this statement.  It is all fine and well to be determined to accomplish a certain goal or task or deal with a difficulty but there are also situations where it is best to make the decision that it might be time to move on and head down a different pathway.  It doesn't make a person any less determined if they have to give up on one particular route.  It shows great discernment to be able to realize that sometimes, it is just better to find a different direction to head in.

 To see the details of Create with Joy's creation and read more of what she had to say, click HERE.

Then there was the reflection and creation from Annie.  For those of you who don't know Annie, she has been taking care of her father who is almost 102.  While she finally had to relocate him into a nursing home, she takes time almost every day to be with him.  He has encountered many health issues and they almost lost him again recently.  This card was created for Father's Day for him.  I was moved by both it and the amount of determination that Annie went through to nurse her father through this last health scare battle and of course her father's determination to hold on.  In this case, it clearly seems that the trait of determination is one passed down from a father to his daughter. 

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

Creative Congratulations to all of you!

Thank you to everyone who played on our Pathway during the month of September.  As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge... 

Teresa, Gloria, Jo Ann, Paula-Kay, Stacy, Create with Joy and Annie
  You are all entitled to one image of your choice from our on-going sponsor...

Please head to the Creative Bug Digital SnapShots store:  Scroll down a little bit and you'll see a brown banner on the left hand side that says, "looking for digis".  There will be a Polaroid image right underneath it that says SnapShots (Digital Images).  Click on this.  You'll be taken to a page that lists all the categories of images available for you to choose from.  If you need to see the image a bit closer, just right click and choose 'view image'.  Once you've made your decision, please send me the name of the one image you want and let me know which section it came from.

Additionally, you are entitled to the special Challenge #18 DT Delight Badge. To claim both your digi and the badge, send your requests to popwinners {at} gmail {dot} com (be sure to replace at and dot with the appropriate symbols) or by clicking HERE to bring the address up in your email program, with the subject, "PoP#18--DT Delight Badge and Digi Request".   I'm always running a bit behind these days, so your patience is appreciated.

Our special yearly prize package will also still be taking place.  Remember, if you are chosen as a DT Delight during any of our challenges, your name will be entered into a draw for some digital goodies.  You get one entry per choice; so, if two members picked your card, you will earn 2 entries, three members 3 entries, etc.  The winner at the time will be notified by email.   The next draw will occur sometime in the summer of 2015.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope to see you again on Monday when we will be back with the start of Challenge #20.  We hope that you will join us then to learn what the newest theme will be.

Until then, have a blessed week!

1 comment:

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Thanks so much Suze for choosing my card for DT delight. I really appreciate it. Love all the fabulous creations! Hugs, Gloria