Monday, April 19, 2021

Challenge #90--Opt. Twist: Share a SMILE/LAUGH! ...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 #90. Before we start, I just want to say that I hope that each of you continue to stay well in your own little communities across this world.  

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 #90

Optional Twist: 

Share a SMILE/LAUGH!

Continuing with the idea of bringing more positivity into your life this year, this month we want you to design a creation that makes you SMILE or LAUGH! What we show on the outside can become what we feel on the inside. So, if you've been feeling a bit low, how about putting a smile on your face to help you put a smile on your heart as well. Cards, journal pages, tags, anything with a fun/funny theme are perfect here!
 
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. 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. Prizes this month include:
  • TWO images from Hetty Clare, 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...


To learn more about Hetty Clare, this month's guest sponsor, be sure to check out the START post; and of course, also pay this generous 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 2021. Please be sure to pop over and check out the amazing images offered up by Sandy Sommerfeld, the designer behind Scribbles Designs.


To help inspire you further down the path of sharing a SMILE/LAUGH, check out the wonderful projects my Design Team had the opportunity to create.

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…
 

http://scrappyhorses.blogspot.ca
 
using MIRROR PONY digi stamp from Hetty Clare
 
 
 
 

using #120 Angel Diva and #084 Wisdom Age Birthday from Scribbles Designs

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 SMILING/LAUGHING 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. Our lives would be most dreary if we didn't have occasions to smile or laugh. How important is SMILING and LAUGHING in your own day to day life? What are some of the things in your life that bring a smile to your face or make you laugh? How do you share a smile with someone else? If you'd like to tell us how you incorporate SMILING and LAUGHING into your life and what it means to 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.

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!

Along with Hetty Clare, our guest sponsor this challenge, and Scribbles Designs, one of our on-going sponsors, we also have two additional ongoing sponsors including...



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., ET, tonight (Apr. 19), to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #89. Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already. Winners for challenge #89 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, April 12, 2021

Ch. #89 Top Picks: Voting Open Apr. 12 to Apr. 19/21

WELCOME TO THE CHALLENGE #89 POP TOP!

Hello folks!  As we continue to endure challenges around the world, coping with strain after strain of new variants in the virus, 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.
 
It is time to present the top picks from the last challenge. We only had 10 entries in Challenge #89 (click HERE to see the original challenge with the theme of Music is Good for the Soul); so, for the first time this year we don't have enough entries to have a Top Seven but we did have enough people participate that we can have a Top Three. As such, it is time to get on with showcasing the three projects and/or write-ups that touched the team the most.

Thus, without further ado, please let me introduce you to the Top Picks for Challenge #89
 

 


Congrats Ladies... 

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick in this challenge, 
you are entitled to a special Challenge #89 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 that person know how she inspired you.

 Good luck everyone!


Voting open April 12th 
through
April 19th


Path of Positivity--Challenge #89 Top Picks
Please click "like" to vote for your favourite entry for Challenge #89 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, April 05, 2021

Challenge #90--Opt. Twist: Share a SMILE/LAUGH! ...Apr. 5─May 2

 
Hello everyone and welcome to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! It is the first Monday of the month and it is time for our latest challenge to begin! We hope that you and your families continue to stay healthy during a time in our lives that could challenge even the most positive of people!
 
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 also 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 #90

Optional Twist: 

Share a SMILE/LAUGH!

Continuing with the idea of bringing more positivity into your life this year, this month we want you to design a creation that makes you SMILE or LAUGH! What we show on the outside can become what we feel on the inside. So, if you've been feeling a bit low, how about putting a smile on your face to help you put a smile on your heart as well. Cards, journal pages, tags, anything with a fun/funny theme are perfect here!
 
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. 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. Prizes this month include:
  • TWO images from Hetty Clare, 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 welcome Hetty Clare as this month's guest sponsor for the very first time. It is time to get to know the details of this wonderful company! 
Hi I'm Helen aka Hetty Clare, I trained in graphic design and illustration and have a real passion for art. I love drawing what comes into my head, hence the wide variety of images I provide in my Etsy shop.

Store: DIGI STAMPS CLIP ART AND ADULT COLOURING by HettyClare on Etsy

 

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 Hetty Clare store where it can be found.…
 
 
http://scrappyhorses.blogspot.ca

 
 
 
 

 
 

My wonderful design team continues to outdo themselves time and time again! They each have their own style and clever interpretation of the twist. 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 SMILING/LAUGHING 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. Our lives would be most dreary if we didn't have occasions to smile or laugh. How important is SMILING and LAUGHING in your own day to day life? What are some of the things in your life that bring a smile to your face or make you laugh? How do you share a smile with someone else? If you'd like to tell us how you incorporate SMILING and LAUGHING into your life and what it means to 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] begin on the Top Picks for Challenge #89. 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 April 15th when we'll be back with our midway featuring more great projects made with designs from Hetty Clare along with 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.

Ch. #90--Opt. Twist: Share a SMILE/LAUGH!

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 Apr. 5th until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on May 2nd, 2021

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 also 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.