Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Challenge #64 Top Picks: Voting Open January 15 to January 22, 2019


Hello folks! It is time to present the top picks from the last challenge. Since we had 18 entries in Challenge #64 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 have always strived 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 #64

Congrats Ladies... 

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick in this challenge, 
you are entitled to a special Challenge #64 Top Pick Badge.
Please feel free to grab a copy for your blog...


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:
January 15
through January 22

Path of Positivity--Challenge #64 Top Picks
Please click "like" to vote for your favourite entry for Challenge #64 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, January 07, 2019

Challenge #65--Optional Twist: INSPIRATION...January 7 - February 3

Hello everyone and welcome to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! It is a brand new year and we hope that yours has had a positive start to it!

We've made a few important changes for 2019 that we want to share with you before we start the challenge:
  • We will now just have one GUEST SPONSOR each month who will provide the prize for our Random Winner. Scribbles Designs has come on as an on-going sponsor to provide a prize for the project chosen as Most Inspirational for each of our challenges in 2019. Creative Bug Digital SnapShots will continue to provide one image to anyone chosen as a DT Delight.
  • Participants no longer have to follow the optional twist in order to be chosen as Most Inspirational. ALL entries linked up will now qualify for a chance to be chosen as our Random Winner AND our Most Inspirational.
  • Though we will continue to have an optional twist each month, the twists will strictly be for fun or to help you stretch yourself as a designer. There will be no prize associated with following the twist. As such, participants are no longer required to add FT after their name if they have followed the optional twist. 
  • Of course, ALL entries must continue be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Regular types of projects such as birthday cards, or other general type projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes. There MUST be an encouraging or motivational or inspirational vibe to the creation or post.

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, time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...

Challenge #65

Optional Twist: INSPIRATION

This challenge, our optional twist is a focus on INSPIRATION. If you would like to challenge yourself, create a project to uplift and/or motivate someone in your life. However, remember that the optional twist is just for fun or to help you stretch yourself as a designer.

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Prizes this month include:
  • A $15 gift certificate from Ike's Art, 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 Ike's Art back as this month's guest sponsor. Here is a refresher of what this company is all about...

Hi there – I am Ike……a nickname that I got hooked with many years ago due to my surname, and in my profession at that time, …… they just loved to give nicknames ☺.

I live in Greece and have a passion for kitties ☺

I am a complete nutter or should I say I’m ‘zany’ hahaha. I have a very strange/sick sense of humour and I must admit I spend a lot of time talking to myself. !! Well, I get more sense out of me.! I reckon in a few years I shall be known as the “crazy cat lady” ☺

I am an artist and have a strange mind when it comes to creating my art. I either go completely true to life… right down to the last hair… or I go totally surreal. I have a passion for all things horror/Gothic etc. I’ve always loved horror films and books and I guess that’s why it creeps into my stuff ! Had I been a bit younger I swear I would have been a Goth……luuuuuv it.  Next time around I am gonna be a witch or a cat ☺
I started my Blog 5 years ago and although I love crafting, my real passion is drawing, and now I just love making digital images.

Cat Lovers’ Challenge : http://showusyourpussies.blogspot.gr/

My Shop:  www.ikesart.com

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 image featured in a particular creation, you can click on the link indicated below the project to head to the page in the Ike's Art store where it can be found.…


using Blossom

using CSI Geek



using Kindness


using Poppy Wreath


My amazing design team continues to outdo themselves! They each have their own unique styles and ideas. Even after all this time, I continue to be amazed by the quality of their projects! Each of these designs has showcased the concept of INSPIRATION uniquely and splendidly 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 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. 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 INSPIRATION? If you'd like to share how you have personally been affected by inspiration, 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 #64. 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.

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 #65--Optional Twist: INSPIRATION
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 January 7th until 11:59 p.m. on February 3rd, 2019.  

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.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Winners & Design Team Delights for Challenge #63--Opt. Theme: SHADES OF GREEN

Thank goodness December has an extra Monday in it to help me catch up from missing posting on Christmas Eve! I hope that you have all had a wonderful holiday week so far!

Today, I'm going to present the winners for Challenge #63.  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 #63 is…

Judy, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #63. Please feel free to copy your badge below...

 In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is...

Cass, you have won a $15 gift certificate from Ike's Art, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #63.

Cass, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #63 which you can find below...

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


Lise, you have won a $10 gift certificate from Scribbles Designs, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #63.

Lise, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #63 which you can find below...

Big Congrats to...

  judy, cass & lise

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 #63" to make arrangements to receive your prize. 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 14 people who took the time to join along our Path during the month of November for Challenge #63Check out the entries that really caught our attention...

Judy--chosen by Katrina and Pippa...

Katrina had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Judy. Wow, there were so many beautiful entries this month! Green must be very inspiring. I was really taken with the beauty of Judy's peaceful, woodsy scene. Her background technique is stunning; I'm appreciative of her sharing how she created it!"

Pippa said this:
"My DT Delight is also JudyI love the simplicity of the design and yet using so many different techniques: mono printing, stamping, die cutting and embossing."

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

Koushiki Art World--chosen by Pat and Suze...

 Pat and Suze shared the same thoughts:
"Our DT Delight is Koushiki Art World. The dresses are simply gorgeous. They invoke thoughts of travel to other countries."

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

Cass--chosen by Helen...

Helen had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Cass. A beautiful picture and a great peaceful surrounding to set it off."

To see the details of Cass' 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 November. As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

Judy, Koushiki Art World and Cass

  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#63-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 #63 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...

Well, that is it for this one. If you haven't joined us already, there is still one week left in our current challenge. The theme of SILVER, GOLD & OTHER  METALLICS. Click HERE for all the details.

We'll be back next Monday with our first challenge of the new year. Happy New Year everyone!

Until next time,