Monday, August 19, 2019

Challenge #71-Opt. Twist: RELAXATION...Midway

Hey folks! Welcome back to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! It is the third Monday of the month and that means that it is time to present the midway for Challenge #71.

However, just before we start, I wanted to let you all know that one of our team members Helen has decided to step down. I really hate to see Helen go. She has been with us for 2 & 1/2 years and I have loved each and every project that this talented designer has created for this blog. Helen, I wish you all the best my dear. You will most definitely be missed! Please join me in saying goodbye to Helen and wishing her the absolute best as she moves on to new adventures in her life!!!

Also, I wanted to let you all know that another of our team, Katrina, is very ill right now. Prayers and positive thoughts for this wonderful woman, would be greatly appreciated.

With the loss of Helen and the temporary loss of Katrina, we are down to a skeleton crew here on The Path of Positivity BUT the quality of the projects we do have is always fabulous.

Now back to the challenge. As we are a unique kind of challenge blog, it is important for you to understand how things work in order to be sure you are eligible to win any of the prizes offered. Please be sure to check out the START POST FOUND HERE for the specific details related to this month's challenge, and you can find out all the general details you need to know in order to participate, by clicking on the 'Challenge Details' tab (located at the top of the blog). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can now be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'.
 
Right now, it is time to continue with our midway. Here is a refresher of the details for our current twist:

Challenge #71

Optional Twist: RELAXATION

This challenge, our optional twist is a focus on RELAXATION. If you would like to challenge yourself, create a project designed to send someone a message to help them relax and rejuvenate or a project that depicts relaxation in some manner.

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, remember that general types of  projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes UNLESS they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Prizes this month include:
  • The A Taste of Summer Kit (preview below), a digital scrapbooking kit from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Talking of our sponsors...


http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/

To learn more about Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, this month's guest sponsor, be sure to check out the START post; and of course, also pay this company a visit.




http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.ca/

During the midway, you will also be seeing projects from half of the team using images from Scribbles Designs, one of our on-going sponsors. Scribbles Designs will be providing the prize for the Most Inspirational choice during each challenge in 2019. Please be sure to pop over and check out the amazing images offered up by Sandy Sommerfeld, the designer behind Scribbles Designs.


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. For this challenge, DT members have used items from the A Taste of Summer Kit by Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. If you are interested in purchasing the kit, you can find it in the Scribble Designs Store by clicking HERE. Additionally, each team member has also used an item or two from Scribbles Designs (SD). If you are interested in purchasing any SD images featured in a particular creation, you can click on the link indicated below the project…

 



http://muddypawsandinkyfingers.blogspot.ca/

also using #054 To the Beach
 





patacakespages.blogspot.com/

also using #305 Carlos Carl




also using #931 Kayak

 

Thanks again to my fabulous design team! As always, each of them have their own exceptional approaches and concepts which impress me to no end. Each of these creations has demonstrated the theme of RELAXATION admirably and I hope we have encouraged you throughout this challenge to come up with your own piece of handiwork. Be sure to go and visit these talented ladies so you can see just how their projects tie in to the twist.

Why not join us, if you haven't entered already? Create a project and/or post that is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature and join our link up. How about stretching yourself by also opting to follow the twist?! While it isn't mandatory, we'd also love to find out how this month's twist affects your own life. Do you have a story to share on the concept of RELAXATION?  If you'd like to share a story about ways that you encourage relaxation in your own life and/or for those around you, we'd love to hear it. You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post (or the start post) if you'd like.

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! You can find our list of participants and enter our latest challenge yourself by clicking HERE and scrolling down to the bottom of the post.



GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY…

Please show your support to our wonderful sponsors by going over and checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance. You may also just find an image or two to add your your collection!

This month, Décosse's Dynamite Doodles serves as both our guest sponsor for this challenge as well as also being one of our on-going sponsors. Scribbles Designs, continues to be one of our on-going sponsors, and we also have one additional ongoing sponsor...



Thank you so much to all these awesome companies for their
continued support of this challenge blog!



Don't Forget...

You have until 11:59 p.m., EDT, Tuesday, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #70. Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already. Winners for challenge #70 will be posted next week if everything goes according to plan. You can find the Top Picks post HERE.
 


Click HERE to head to the current challenge post & link up!



If you ever have any questions be sure to leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Challenge #70 Top Picks: Voting Open August 12 to August 19, 2019

WELCOME TO THE CHALLENGE #70 POP TOP!

Hello folks!  I hope that your Path this past week has had lots of positive moments along the route.

It is time to present the top picks from the last challenge. Since we had 25 entries in Challenge #70 it is time to get on with showcasing the seven projects and/or write-ups that touched the team the most. In case you are new and wondering why seven and not the typical three, four or even five? Any time that we have more than 14 entries, we have a top seven. We always strive to be a bit different over here on the Path of Positivity and this is just another way to do so. Additionally, seven is a spiritual number and thus right in the wheelhouse of the vibe we are looking to project; so, seven it is when enough people join in.

Thus, without further ado, please let me introduce you to the Top Picks for Challenge #70








Congrats Ladies... 

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick in this challenge, 
you are entitled to a special Challenge #70 Top Pick Badge.
Please feel free to grab a copy for your blog...


 

HAVE YOUR SAY!

Now the really hard work starts. It is time for you, our readers, to vote for your favourite entry. Which participant most inspires you? Remember, you are not necessarily voting on a creation that was made. You might simply find what the person had to say in their post to be inspiring and optimistic. Please be sure to go and check out the entries first and not just make your choices off of the thumbnails. Then, let us know who your favourite choice is by placing your vote below using the Linky Tools feature. Once you have made your decision, why not go back and let them know how they inspired you.

 Good luck everyone!


Voting open for 7 days:
 August 12th
through August 19th


Path of Positivity--Challenge #70 Top Picks
Please click "like" to vote for your favourite entry for Challenge #70 out of the entries listed below. ONE vote per IP address please. Please note that you can get a better idea of what the project/post looks like by visiting each participant first. To do so, simply click the names below the thumbnails to be taken to the person's blog.

Vote Below:  

Monday, August 05, 2019

Challenge #71-Opt. Twist: RELAXATION...Aug. 5-Sept. 1

Hello everyone and welcome to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! It is the first Monday of the month and we're officially back from our break and ready to continue trekking down some new positive pathways!

Since we are not your typical challenge blog, it is important for you to understand how things work in order to be sure you are eligible to win any of the prizes offered. If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and you can find out 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). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can now be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'.
 
Right now, it is time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...


Challenge #71

Optional Twist: RELAXATION

This challenge, our optional twist is a focus on RELAXATION. If you would like to challenge yourself, create a project designed to send someone a message to help them relax and rejuvenate or a project that depicts relaxation in some manner.

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, remember that general types of  projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes UNLESS they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Prizes this month include:
  • The A Taste of Summer Kit (preview below), a digital scrapbooking kit from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Talking of our guest sponsor...


We are very pleased to have Décosse's Dynamite Doodles join us as this month's guest sponsor. It is time for us to refresh ourselves with the details of this wonderful company!


http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/
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, watermarks and digital Scrapbooking Kits. Additionally, I sponsor a number of challenge blogs throughout the year and it is my absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to sponsor The Path of Positivity!

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

Main Blog:   http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/
                    (Design Previews can be found HERE.)
Some designs available for purchase at:  http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.ca/

For this challenge, DT members have mainly used elements from the A Taste of Summer Kit. As mentioned above, this kit is the main prize that will be given out to our Random Winner. Here is a preview of the different sections in the kit:

 



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. If you are interested in purchasing the kit featured in today's creations, you can find it in the Scribble Designs Store by clicking HERE.


http://muddypawsandinkyfingers.blogspot.ca/






http://scrappyhorses.blogspot.ca



patacakespages.blogspot.com/





My wonderful design team continues to outdo themselves time and time again! They each have their own style and clever interpretation of the theme. Even after all this time, I continue to be astounded by the scope of greatness in their work! Each of these artful conceptions has showcased the notion of RELAXATION exceptionally and I hope we have inspired you. Be sure to go and visit each team member so you can see how her project further connects to the twist.

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. How about stretching yourself by also opting to follow the twist?! While it isn't mandatory, we'd also love to find out how this month's twist affects your own life. Do you have a story to share on the concept of RELAXATION? If you'd like to share a story about ways that you encourage relaxation in your own life and/or for those around you, we'd love to hear it. You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you'd like. Finally, remember that we're trying to create a Path of Positivity so if you have some time, please visit other people participating throughout the month.

I hope to see you back next week when voting will (hopefully) start on the Top Picks for Challenge #70. There will be a separate post detailing those picks where you will have the opportunity to vote on the creation or post that you have found to be the most positive, inspirational or encouraging of the chosen picks.

Then, be sure to join us again on August 15th when we'll be back with our midway featuring more great projects made with designs from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles along with some projects made with images from Scribbles Designs, one of our on-going sponsors.

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 #71--Optional Twist: RELAXATION
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. Entries for this challenge will be accepted from Aug. 5th until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Sept. 1st, 2019.  

SEVEN entries MAX. Please click on the 'Challenge Details' tab located at the top of the blog to see all the rules. A summary of the most important rules can now be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'. If you would like to be a Guest Designer in a future challenge, please add the letters GDT after your name.

Monday, July 08, 2019

Summer Break Reminder

Hello there folks! I'm just popping in with a reminder that we are taking the month of July off. I mentioned it during the posts published in June but figured it would be best to remind everyone in a separate post as well.

Over the last few of years, we have made the decision to take time off in the summer. In 2017 & 2018 we took both July and August off but this year we'll just be away for the month of July. We take a break for the following reasons:
  1. Since it is summer time here in North America, Britain, Europe and other locales around the world, many of our players are out of the house and enjoying the warmer weather;
  2. My hard working Design Team deserves a little bit of time off; and 
  3. It gives me the opportunity to do some catching up with everything I'm always so far behind on by mid year.
Now if you are waiting on the Top Picks and Winner Announcement from our June challenge, we'll be back with those posts in August, taking place during the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month in their regular spots.

I truly hope that you will all continue to support us when we return on August 5th (as long as everything goes according to plan) for our next challenge.

For the time being, I really hope that those of you living in the northern hemisphere are all enjoying your summer and for those of you in the southern hemisphere, I hope that your winter isn't too harsh.

Take care everyone, stay walking on your own Path of Positivity if you can and we'll see you all again real soon.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Winners & Design Team Delights for Challenge #69-Opt. Twist: ADMIRATION

Hello to all our wonderful crafting friends! It is the last Monday of the month and that means that it is time to present the winners for Challenge #69. 

First we'll share the names of the Voter's Choice, the Most Inspirational and the Random Winner and then we'll move on to showcasing our DT Delights. Who are all the lucky peeps? Well, let's find out.

So, without further ado, here are the choices...

Drum roll, please....BBBbbbrrrrrrrrr pish

 The people have spoken and their choice for Challenge #69 is…
 

Amy, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #69. Please feel free to copy your badge below...


 In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is…


Repolainen, you have won ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, our on-going sponsor providing a prize for the project chosen as Most Inspirational for each of our challenges in 2019.

http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.ca/

Repolainen, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #69 which you can find below...


The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by Random.org), 
based on all eligible participants is…


Andrea, you have won an $8 gift certificate from A Day for Daisies, our guest sponsor during Challenge #69.


Andrea, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #69 which you can find below...


Big Congrats to...

  AMY, REPOLAINEN & ANDREA

If you have won a prize during this challenge, please send your message to popwinners {at} gmail {dot} com (be sure to replace 'at' and 'dot' with the appropriate symbols), or click HERE to bring our email up in your program, with the subject heading, "WINNER PoP Challenge #69" to make arrangements to receive your prize. Let me know which category you won (Most Inspirational or Random Winner) and also the prize value and sponsor. Please note that I am rather behind these days so it may take me a while to get back to you but I promise I will.


Now it is time to announce our DT Delights from this challenge. 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 the 27 people who took the time to join along our Path during the month of May for Challenge #69Check out the entries that really caught our attention...


Priyadarshini--chosen by Suze…

Suze said this:
"My DT Delight is Priyadarshini (#15). Love the intricate embellishments and the pop of colour coming from the beautifully coloured image."

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

Repolainen--chosen by Pippa and Julie…

Pippa had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Repolainen (#2). These cards are just so creative. The natural bark and pieces of wood make up a fantastic background setting for the die cut trees. A card that I am sure will bring a sense of well being to her friend."
 
Julie said this:
"My DT Delight is also Repolainen. This is so creative! She used birch bark on this card, and cross sections of a tree, so you can see the rings. I don't know how she did it, but it is so original and very inspiring!"

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

Carole--chosen by Katrina…
 
Katrina had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Carole (#18). I adore these whimsical fairies flying around shining their positive energy! The background is delightful and the sentiment so encouraging!" 

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

Creative Congratulations to you all!

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

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

Priyadarshini, Repolainen  
and Carole

  You are entitled to one image of your choice from our on-going sponsor...


Please click HERE to check out the image previews. They are arranged into general categories; although, due to the nature of some of these images, they have been repeated in certain applicable categories. If you are interested in claiming a digi, please send me the name of the one image you want and let me know which section it came from. Send your request to popwinners {at} gmail {dot} com (be sure to replace 'at' and 'dot' with the appropriate symbols), or click HERE to bring our email up in your program, with the subject, "PoP#69-DT Delight Digi Request". I'm always running rather behind these days, so your patience is appreciated.

Additionally, you are entitled to the special Challenge #69 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...


Well, that is it for this one. Don't forget that we are taking the month of July off. If everything goes according to plan, we'll be back on Monday, August 5, with our newest challenge. Hope to see you then!!!

Have a great summer!

Until next time,