Monday, January 23, 2023

Challenge #108--Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of: Create Something Inspired By A WORD COLLAGE...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 #108. 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 #108

Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of 

Design a Creation Inspired By

A WORD COLLAGE

 
In 2022, our goal each month was to celebrate the positivity around us. For 2023, it will be a year of Inspiration. This year, in each challenge we are going 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 A WORD COLLAGE.

Words can be a great prompt to get us thinking creatively. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, a word collage typically contains a list of words all related to a specific topic. A word collage is a great visual representation that can help readers better understand a concept or see a subject from a different perspective. Creatively, a word collage can help give you ideas for where to take your project. Here is an example of a word collage that I used on a card back in 2014. 

Word collage credits: Wintertime Subway Art.
 
If you want to follow the optional twist this month, you can choose your own word collage to be inspired by or you can take inspiration from the word collage used in this card (you can right click on it to bring it up in the the lightbox to see it in a larger size). You can use an actual word collage in your project or you could simply be inspired by one or more words in a collage itself and create something new and unique. It is time to show your readers how A WORD COLLAGE has the ability to inspire 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 A WORD COLLAGE, 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.





 


 
http://scrappyhorses.blogspot.ca
 

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 A WORD COLLAGE 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 love to see the WORD COLLAGE you chose as inspiration and also find out exactly how you were inspired by 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 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!

http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.ca/
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 (January 23), to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #107. Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already. Winners for challenge #107 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, January 16, 2023

Ch. #107 Top Picks: Voting Open Jan. 16 to Jan. 23/23

WELCOME TO THE CHALLENGE #107 POP TOP!

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 22 lovely entries in Challenge #107 (click HERE to see the original challenge with the theme of Celebrate by Sharing Your DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE), 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 #107









Congrats Ladies... 

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick in this challenge, 
you are entitled to a special Challenge #107 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 January 16th 
through January 23rd


Path of Positivity--Challenge #107 Top Picks
Please click "like" to vote for your favourite entry for Challenge #107 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:
 

Friday, January 13, 2023

Winners & Design Team Delights for Challenge #106: Anything Goes POSITIVE with the Opt. Twist of Celebrate The Simple Things in Life

 

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! I'm finally well enough and caught up enough with imminent tasks, that I can get our winner announcement from Nov. posted.

As such, it is time to present the winners for Challenge #106. 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....
 🥁🥁🥁 BBBbbbrrrrrrrrr pish 🥁🥁🥁
 
 
The people have spoken and their choice for Challenge #106 is…
 

Ellie, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #106. Please feel free to copy your badge below...


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

Kathy, you are entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #106 which you can find below...  
 
 
 
The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by Random.org), 
based on all eligible participants is…

Stephanie, 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 2022.

http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.ca/
 
Stephanie, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #106 which you can find below...  
 

Big Congrats to...

  ELLIE,  KATHY & STEPHANIE

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 #106" 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 30 people who took the time to join along our Path during the month of November for Challenge #106. Check out the entries that really caught our attention...

Rosi--chosen by Katrina…  
 
Katrina said this:
"My DT Delight is Rosi (#06). This card made me laugh! As a serious coffee drinker, I could definitely find the humor in this! Great colors and dimension, and that quirky kitty brought a smile to my face!"
   
To see the details of Rosi's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
 
 
Janis--chosen by Carole…

Carole had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Janis (#03). I love Janis's multi layered, 3-dimensional card. It has a clean and simple vibe, yet contains a lot of detail in the die cut layers and elements, and it depicts the simple pleasure of autumn and the outdoors."

To see the details of Janis' creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
 
 
Pauline--chosen by Suze…

Suze said this: 
"My DT Delight is Pauline (#24). The bubble background is perfectly coloured and looks so realistic."

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

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

Rosi, Janis and Pauline
 
You are entitled to the special Challenge #106 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...


Well, that is it for this one. Please join us again on January 16th (as long as everything goes according to plan), when we will be back with the Top Picks for Challenge #107. 
 
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,