Monday, July 15, 2013

Challenge #4--Midway & Voting Reminder

Hello everyone and welcome to the midway point of Challenge #4.  The theme for this month's challenge is CARING.  I am so thrilled that we already have 23 entries thus far.  That is already five more than we had total, for the last challenge.  I am glad that so many people are finding, and liking, our unique challenge blog.

I hope that you have all had a wonderful weekend.  For those of you out there who are struggling to stay positive due to unfortunate circumstances, I hope that you know you are surrounded by caring individuals.  It is just a matter of reaching out and connecting.  No matter what is going on, try and hold on to just a glimmer of hope.  It really does make a difference in the long run!

I myself, am so honoured to be supported by so many caring individuals including my design team members.  I have two members today all set to help inspire you!

First up we have...

Suze had used the beautiful image, Lady 1, from our wonderful regular sponsor, Ike's Art.  If you are interested in purchasing this gorgeous gal, click on the watermark to head to the People section of the store. Suze has also used the free sentiment that we gave away at the beginning of Challenge #4.  You can find it by clicking HERE and scrolling down to the end of the post.

Next up is...

Sandy has used 'Pelican Pete' from our guest sponsor for the month, DigiStamps4Joy.  She cleverly paired it with my 'Can' quote that was offered up as prize for all entrants of Challenge #2.  If you participated in Challenge #2 and want this quote, just email me by clicking HERE.  If you are interested in purchasing this cute pelican, click on the watermark to head to its location in the DS4J store.

Finally I too had a few extra moments to pull something together...

To create this digital design, I have used the awesome freebie that Ike has out right now on her blog HERE but you'll have to act really quickly because it won't be up for long.  I have paired it with the quote that I am offering up today on my own personal blog.  See below for more details.

Clicking on the team members name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations!
So if you haven't entered already, what are you waiting for?  Create a project and/or post that is positive AND relates to caring, provide an explanation of how your project and/or post relates to the theme somewhere in your post or come over and leave a comment with the explanation.  Easy, peasy!

Also, I know that the participants would love for to visit them.  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 just by leaving a comment on an entry from someone who has touched you!

As a reminder, I've included the summary of the challenge details below.  If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and 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).
Don't Forget...

You still have 3 days to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #3.  Now while close to 200 people have checked out the Top Seven, there have only been 25 votes.  Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already.  To check out the Top Seven and cast your vote click HERE.  You have until Thursday, July 18th at 11:55 pm to have your say in who walks away with the Voter's Choice prize.  If everything goes according to plan, the winners for Challenge #3 will be announced next Monday.

If you are interested in obtaining the quote I used in my own project today, please visit me on my own personal blog by clicking HERE.  Of course, I am running late with getting my post done on time for the corresponding 6:00 p.m. posting, so please be patient.  I am hoping to have it completed within the hour.  Good thing the boss is pretty understanding.  ;-)

Whether you are new and need to familiarize yourself with all the details,  or a returning participant and just need to refresh yourself, you can always find out everything you need to know in order to enter this challenge in the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page. I've provided a quick summary below.  Please note that dates and times listed below are for this particular challenge only:
  • Each Path of Positivity challenge will remain open for approx. a full month.  Entries for this challenge will be accepted from July 1st to August 4th.
  • Link up your inspirational post below using Inlinkz. You will be able to submit your link up to 11:55 p.m. on August 4th.
  • When you link up, leave a comment summarizing what it is about your post that you feel is inspirational  / positive / motivational and how it fits into the theme if you have not included this information somewhere within your post.
  • Don't forget to come back throughout the month and visit others that have participated.
  • Voting for this challenge will begin once the top seven have been determined.  There will be a separate post detailing the top seven.  You will then have the opportunity to vote on the creation or post that you have found to be the most inspirational of the chosen seven.  Be sure to leave a comment telling us what it was that inspired you or something in general if you uncomfortable disclosing any details of your vote.
  • This month, prizes will be the following:
    • Ten digital images from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for the person out of the top seven who receives the most votes during voting week.
    • Three digital images from Ike's World  for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
    • Five images from Digistamps4Joy, this month's guest sponsor for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
    • One digital designer paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
    • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

Please show your support to our fabulous sponsors by going over and checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance.  In addition to Digistamps4Joy, our guest sponsor for the month...

...we also have our regular sponsors:

That is me and I'd love for you to visit me
on my personal blog.

If you ever have any questions be sure to EMAIL ME or just leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

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