Monday, January 18, 2016

Challenge #34--PROSPERITY: Midway & Voting Reminder

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #34. The theme for this challenge is PROSPERITY.

It is the start of a new year and the perfect time to reflect on the concept of what prosperity means to each of us.  In Pat's Pondering this month (which you can find HERE), she uses the quote, "An Attitude of Gratitude invites Abundance and Prosperity".  I love this quote because it hits the head on the nail--before we can have a life filled with abundance and prosperity, we must first adopt an attitude of gratitude.  One of the proponents of positive thinking is that like attracts like.  In other words, the energy that we send out, we get back so if we focus on the positive, we'll attract that in kind.  When we demonstrate just how grateful we are through words and deeds, we are opening ourselves up to live in abundance and prosperity.  That sounds like a pretty good way to live, don't you think?!

 Anyway, it is time to get on with our midway!
Here are the watermarks and links for the wonderful images that the team worked with for the midway.

#297 I Love You This Much Cynthia Fairy

#GB021 Clipboard

#GB805 Tender Heart Bear
Tender Heart Bear Digital Stamp

From Limited Runs...

Catching a Snowflake (category: Christmas, section 11-20)

Swimming Turtle ( New Digital Stamps to Play with)
Wedding Mice (category: Critters, section 41-50)
We are fortunate and blessed to have the chance to work with all these fabulous images during the midway.  Thanks so much to our amazing sponsors.
To help inspire you down the path of PROSPERITY, check out the wonderful projects most of my Design Team had the opportunity to create.  I even had time to create one although sadly it will be late appearing on my own blog <sigh>...

Deanne, from Little Bit 'O Paper, who is our guest designer this month, shared this sweet card with us...

So if you haven't entered already, what are you waiting for?  Create a project and/or post that is positive AND relates to the idea of prosperity, 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 is 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 #33.  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 on a selection of the active posts from this month, you have the opportunity to walk away with a small selection of digital papers. To check out all those eligible and cast your vote, click HERE.  Winners for challenge #33 will be posted next Monday.

If you need some additional motivation to help inspire you, I've provided another sentiment on this month's theme (the first is available HERE), free for you to download.

 Left click to bring the image up into the lightbox in its full size and then right click and scroll down to 'save as'.

Credit Notes For This Creation:
© 2015, 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. 

This word art creation is in png format and published at 300 ppi. It is quite large in order to accommodate different programs that people work with.   If you are a card maker you can always resize it smaller without distorting the quality.

Additional Credit and Font Information:

  • I have used an existing design element from Lisa Glanz (, in the creation of this sentiment.  These elements were purchased with an extended commercial use licence as part of a bundle through Design Cuts ( 
  • I have also used an existing design element picked up from Inky Deals.  The original design was created by Design TNT and can be found HERE.  Items obtained from Inky Deals may be used for commercial purposes (with extended licensing).
Fonts used 
Click on the font names to take you to a download location.  The first font  listed was free and listed for commercial use (with extended licensing) at the time of this creation.   The second font listed was an exclusive freebie that I received through Deal Jumbo.  It may also be used for commercial purposes (with extended licensing).  It is my understanding, that I am within my rights to use these fonts in my creations and offer them to others for free.  Always check to make sure the terms haven't changed before using the font on something you sell.  Please refer to my full terms of service for what you can and cannot do with this digital creation.

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 wonderful guest sponsors by going over and checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance.  As mentioned above, this month our guest sponsors are...

Our regular sponsors include...


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

We look forward to seeing you participate!

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