Monday, June 05, 2017

Challenge #50--Optional Theme: FAITH, HOPE, LOVE...June 5th to July 2nd

Hello and welcome to The Path of Positivity!

Before we get into the details of the new challenge, I did want to give you all a heads up that we will be taking the month of July of for a break. We will return on August 7th with a brand new challenge, and then, following in our normal schedule, we will post the top picks for the previous challenge (which is this one), the following Monday which is August 14th. Summer is always a busy time for my designers so it is only fair that get a bit of a break for all their hard work throughout the year.

For now though, it is time for the next challenge to start. This time around, for Challenge #50, the optional theme* is "FAITH, HOPE, LOVE...". Here is what you need to know...

The Basics

While you can find out ALL the information you need to know in order to participate in the challenge by checking out the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page (or by clicking HERE), here is a refresher of the basics.
  • ALL entries must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. 
  • *Each month there will also be an OPTIONAL theme to follow. Participants must follow the optional  theme in order to win the prize for Most Inspirational. If you choose to follow the theme, please follow the instructions below to ensure that you are considered for this prize. 
  • All entries that abide by the general rules of the challenge, will be eligible to receive the Random Prize.
  • For both prizes, you can make any sort of project you'd like (i.e., scrapbooking page, card, tag, mixed media, digital, etc.). In fact, you don't have to create a project at all. You may just have something to say that is motivational or encouraging in some way, or a written passage that expounds on the nature of the theme. Project, written passage or both! It is completely up to you.
Now that the basics are out of the way, how about we get on with the details of Challenge #50.

Challenge #50

Optional Theme: FAITH, HOPE, LOVE...

Faith, Hope and Love,
but the greatest of these is Love. 
~1 Cor. 13:13
June is upon us and as we enter the summer months in North America, many venues will be preparing for the commencement of the wedding season. It is a time of year when we see a great number of couples, young and old alike, prepare to walk down the aisle. A time when two individuals come together to combine their lives and go forth with the hopes and dreams of living a fulfilled existence with another by their side or to renew said committent. It is truly a blessing to be able to witness the union of two beings coming together in faith, hope and love--the greatest of these being love.

Therefore, this month, in order to have a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, we want to see you create a wedding card, an engagement card or even a wedding anniversary card that reflects the concepts of faith, hope and/or love. It is time to put on those rose coloured glasses and get a little mushy.

If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational. We also ask that you let us know how your wedding or engagement card relates to the concept of faith, hope and/or love, if it isn't readily clear within the design itself or clearly written somewhere else in your post.
While you may easily see how the concept of 'faith, hope and/or love' 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 in a comment on this post or in your blog post. You can simply write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge if it would be easier. We just need to know how your project ties into the theme. Letting us know clears up any ambiguity that may exist.

Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don't need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of three images from Pattie's Creations, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a scrapbooking kit from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, provided by the second of our guest sponsors this month.

Talking of our guest sponsors...

This month we have one returning sponsor and one brand new one! It is time to refresh ourselves with the details of the second but first let's get to know the first a little better.

First up is Pattie's Creations...

I am an Internet Technology Professional and an Artist. I always dreamed of being an artist, but I found out quickly that I needed another field to support my family so I pursued a Degree in Information Technology. I love to use Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks to enhance my work. I just recently started selling my very own digital images and I am so excited to be here sponsoring this Challenge.
I created a character called Pattieboop and her cat named Allie. I have had so much fun coming up with different images so I also created a site to sell them. You can go to my store to find out more about Pattieboop & Allie. I know you will just love them when you see them.  

Etsy Store:  Challenge Blog:

Check out the wonderful images the team worked with for their projects for the beginning of this challenge. Clicking on the names above the watermarks will take you to their location in the store.

Hearts with Bow

Next, that brings us to
Are you interested in digital sentiments, papers and other embellishments?  How about a badge made especially for your blog?  If these are items you are interested in, you are going to want to check out Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.  My name is Lisa and with over 200 + posts of  freebies to choose from, and new ones added often, I just might have what you are looking for.  Along with the freebies I offer, I also create blog badges and am in the process of putting some kits together.  Additionally, I'm so excited to now be sponsoring giveaways and challenges at other blogs. 

So, if you have the time, come and take a look.  There is always inspiration to be found among my many different features.   I'd love for you to pop by and visit me.  I hope you have a blast! 

Main Blog: (Design Previews can be found HERE.)
Some designs available for purchase at:
                                             Some designs available for purchase at:

I've included previews of the sets that team members used elements of for their designs. If a set is currently uploaded to the Scribbles Designs Store then I have included a link to where it can be purchased. If it has not yet been added to the store, the watermark will link to the 'Designs Preview Page' of my personal blog. If you would like to purchase a set that isn't in the store, please do not hesitate to contact me by leaving a comment.

Heartland Mini Kit available for purchase in the Scribbles Designs store.
You can find it HERE

Simple Beauty Kit

Love You to Pieces Set 1

Flower Power Kit Patterned Papers available
for purchase in the Scribbles Designs store.
You can find it HERE.

Flower Power Kit Frames available
for purchase in the full Flower Power Kit
in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE.

Tag Grab Bag 1: Cotton Candy Collection Word Art Elements
available for purchase in the full Tag Grab Bag 1:
Cotton Candy Collection Kit in the Scribbles Designs store.
You can find it HERE.

Chasing Rainbows Patterned Papers

Bokeh Multicolour Set 1 Patterned Papers

A Grungy Christmas Patterned Papers

We are fortunate and blessed to have the chance to work with all these awesome goodies for the start of this challenge. Thanks so much to our fabulous sponsors. Be sure to come back at the midway when you'll get to see more beautiful projects created with images from these wonderful companies.

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

My amazing design team never disappoints! They each have their own unique styles and ideas. As always I am blown away by the quality of their projects! Each of these projects has showcased the concept of 'faith, hope and/or love' in various forms and manners and I hope we have inspired you. Be sure to go and visit each of them so you can see how their projects connect to the theme.

So what are you waiting for? Create a project and/or post that is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature and join our link up. If you've opted to follow the theme of 'faith, hope and/or love'' for the chance to win the Most Inspirational prize, 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 next Monday when voting will start on the Top Picks for Challenge #49. 

If you need some motivation to get you started, I've provided a 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:
© 2017, 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.

Additional Credit and Font Information:
Fonts used
  • Raleway font created by Matt McInerney, The League of Moveable Type
  • Milkytwins font created by Fey Design

Click on the font names to take you to a download location. The first font listed is free and was listed for commercial use at the time of download. The second font listed was a limited time freebie that came with extended licencing. While the font is no longer available for free, you can purchase it through the original store. It is my understanding, that I am within my rights to use these fonts in my creations and offer them to others for free or for sale. 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 June 5th to July 2nd, 2017.
  • Add your inspirational project or post using the link up below. You will be able to submit your entry until 11:59 p.m. on July 2nd.
  • If you have chosen to follow the optional theme, you will need to let us know what it is about your project or post that you feel is inspirational  / positive / motivational and how it fits into the theme. Please include this information somewhere within your post. You can simply add a sentence or two at the bottom of your post right next to the link for this challenge if you want. Or, if this isn't possible, come over and leave us a comment on the start post. You must also add 'FT' after you name so we know which creations to add to the draw for the sponsor's prize for Most Inspirational.
  • 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 picks have been determined. There will be a separate post detailing those picks. 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 picks. Please note that voting will not begin until August as we are taking the month of July off.
  • For Challenge #50, prizes will be the following:
    • A scrapbooking kit from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch.
    • Three images from Pattie's Creations, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
    • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
If you ever have any questions be sure to EMAIL ME or just leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Link Up Below:
If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to let me know by leaving a comment on this post.

Challenge #50--Optional Theme: FAITH, HOPE, LOVE..
This is the place to link up something that you have created during the month that you consider positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You will be able to submit entries to this collection up until July 2nd at 11:59 pm. Be sure to add FT after your name if you followed the optional theme.  Please see above for all the rules and details. If you would like to be a Guest Designer in a future challenge, please add the letters GDT after your name.


Donna Ellis said...

Thanks for the great challenge and inspiration. While I did not make a wedding card, I did make one based on the positive theme, and it involves relationships. Love your card samples, the pretty papers, and those darling dangling hearts, which so perfectly depict Faith, Hope, Love. hugs, de

Dorothy S said...

Thank you for your challenge. Mine is also not a wedding card, but certainly has the meaning of your challenge. BTW, the link on my blog is not quite right and I will be fixing it.