Monday, May 22, 2023

Winners & Design Team Delights for Challenge #111: Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of Be Inspired By LITERATURE

Hello to all our wonderful crafting friends! I hope that you all continue to stay safe out there in whichever corner of the world you are located! 

Right now, it is time to present the winners for Challenge #111. 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.

Without further ado, here are the choices...

Drum roll, please....
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The people have spoken and their choice for Challenge #111 is…

Brenda, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #111. Please feel free to copy your badge below...

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

Aimeslee, you are entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #111 which you can find below...  
The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by, 
based on all eligible participants is…

Lynn, you have won $6 worth of images or sentiments (digital paper packs not included) from Scribbles Designs, our on-going sponsor providing a prize for the project chosen as a Random Winner for each of our challenges in 2023.
Lynn, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #111 which you can find below...  

Big Congrats to...


If you are our random prize winner for 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, "RANDOM WINNER PoP Challenge #111" 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. I am currently caught up with the mail received in this account.

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 people who took the time to join along our Path during the month of April for Challenge #111. We had a total of 49 entries. Check out the ones that really caught our attention...

Rosi--chosen by Katrina…  

Katrina said this:
"My DT Delight is Rosi (#15). This card truly made me smile! Whenever I have a bad day, my husband always says, “Ice cream?” If only I could get an ice cream cone this size in proportion to me! hahaha  Yes, happiness is a choice and this guy made the right choice! Rosi, I love that you added Ice Cream in place of the lollipop! Perfect choice for this delightful card! This cute rat reminds me of Templeton from Charlotte's Web."
To see the details of Rosi's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Gina--chosen by Carole…

Carole had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Gina (#36). I adore Gina's Pro Marker painted wooden box. The mandala design is beautiful with gorgeous zentangle-like florals all around. I love the woodgrain showing through. So much detail went into the design and incredibly she decorated not just the top, but the sides as well. Beautifully crafted and a treasure to keep!"
To see the details of Gina's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Rosi--chosen by Suze…

Suze said this: 
"My DT Delight is Rosi (#32). Being a cat lover, a book lover and also a lover of vivid colors, my eye was drawn to Rosi's creation."

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

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

Rosi and Gina
You are entitled to the special Challenge #111 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...

Well, that is it for this one. As this month has an extra Monday in it, we will return in two weeks' time. Please join us again on June 5th (as long as everything goes according to plan), when we will be back with our newest challenge. 
Do your best to continue stay safe, healthy and positive out there in your daily life and hopefully we'll see you all again soon!!!

Until next time,

Monday, May 15, 2023

Ch. #112--Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of: Design a Creation Inspired By NATURE...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 #112. It is my fond hope that each of you and your own families continue to stay happy, safe, and well, wherever it is you live in this big wide world of ours. 

As we are a unique kind of challenge blog, it is important for you to understand how things work. 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 #112

Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of 

Design a Creation Inspired By NATURE

This year's goal is to take a look at the things around us that can inspire us in our creative journeys. As such, if you would like to participate in the optional twist this month, we want you to Design a Creation Inspired By NATURE.
As spring continues to unfurl, we are beginning to see the majesty and beauty of our surrounding environment take shape. Whether we live in rural areas or more urban ones, nature exudes its divine beauty in a torrent of textures and colours. There are so many elements in nature that have the ability to delight and tantalize the multitude of our senses: glorious sunrises and sunsets or even the simple artistry of a cloud-filled sky; the rich hues of horticulture; enchanting birdsong; and the scent of blossoming flowers and freshly growing grass on the wind to name but a few.

If you want to follow the optional twist this month, Design a Creation Inspired By NATURE. Whether you choose to draw or colour a landscape; focus on flowers, leaves, and other botanical items or even gardening; spotlight animals; concentrate on birds or sea life; or, showcase the multitude of activities that we can explore outdoors; let the natural world around you be your inspirational backdrop. It is time to show the world how NATURE has inspired you in your creative journey.

Remember, the twist is completely optional and you don't need to follow it in order to win. However, in order to be considered eligible for this month's goodies, remember that general types of projects/posts will not qualify for the honours and prize UNLESS they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Additionally, even if a project may qualify as positive, if your post promotes negativity, hatred or anything of an abhorrent nature, your project will be disqualified. Honours and Prize include:

  • $6 worth of images from Scribbles Designs, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • A badge for the following honours: Top Pick, Voter's Choice, Most Inspirational, Random Winner, DT Delight.
To help inspire you further down the path of Creating Something Inspired By NATURE, check out the wonderful projects my Design Team had the opportunity to create. Pat had some time to join us this month. Clicking on each team member's name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations.

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 Creating Something Inspired By NATURE 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?! Do you feel blue on a dreary day? Does the bright sunshine and warmth of a spring day renew and revitalize you? How does NATURE influence you in your artistic life? 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.

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.

Please show your support to our wonderful sponsor, Scribbles Designs, 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!
Thank you so much to this awesome Canadian company for their
continued support of this challenge blog!

Don't Forget...

You have until 11:59 p.m., ET, tonight (May 15), to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #111. Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already. Winners for challenge #111 will be posted next Monday 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, May 08, 2023

Ch. #111 Top Picks: Voting Open May 8 to May 15/23


Hello folks! I hope that your Path this past week has included a number of positive moments along the route and that you and your families are all doing your best to stay healthy and happy. 
It is time to present the top picks from the last challenge. Since we had 49 amazing entries in Challenge #111 (click HERE to see the original challenge with the optional twist of Design a Creation Inspired By LITERATURE), 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 (with 14 entries or under we just have a top three). 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 #111

Congrats Ladies... 

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick in this challenge, 
you are entitled to a special Challenge #111 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 that person know how she inspired you.

 Good luck everyone!

Voting open May 8th
May 15th

Path of Positivity--Challenge #111 Top Picks
Please click "like" to vote for your favourite entry for Challenge #111 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: