Monday, August 19, 2013

Challenge #5--Midway & Voting Reminder

Hello everyone and welcome to the midway point of Challenge #5.  The theme for this month's challenge is OPTIMISM.  I am sorry if you find this post lacking in its usual amount of detail.  I'm rather sick at the moment and it is a bit of struggle to even be up at all.  However, I am optimistic that this too shall pass and that I'll be back in the swing of things very soon.

I have some great inspiration to show you for our midway point.  The team has done a fabulous job once again.

First up we have...

Vicky has used the sweet image, Pooch Leaf, from our wonderful regular sponsor, Ike's Art.  If you are interested in purchasing this cute little pup, click on the watermark to head to the Animal section of the store.

 Next up is...

Ike decided to work with  the image called Chick's First Flight from our guest sponsor this month.  This is one of my favourite Fresh Brewed Designs images as the optimism just oozes right out of this little guy.  You can purchase this adorable little chick by clicking on the watermark which will take you directly to the store.   Ike has paired it up with one of the quotes I created for the team to use.

 Next we have our newest member of the team...

Samara also chose to work with Chick's First Flight but in her case, she created a whole adorable family of them!

Next is Sandy, who has created not one, but two, wonderful cards to help inspire you... 
In her first project, Sandy has chosen to work with the really cool fish image, Fish 1, also from Ike's Art.  If you are interested in purchasing this funky fish, click on the watermark to head to the Animal section of the store.  Sandy has paired it up with one another of the quotes I created for the team to use.
For her second project, Sandy has used Thinking of You--Girl in Window from our guest sponsor for the month.  If you are interested in purchasing this thoughtful image from Fresh Brewed Designs, click on the watermark to head to its location in the store.  This one has also been matched up with a quote created especially for the team.

 Finally, that leaves our...
Chana from Redora Lee and 613 Avenue Create, who is our guest designer this month, created this lovely project...
Chana worked with the wonderful Creative Bug Digital image Ladybug Layover. This cute little pair of ladybugs was created by one of our regular sponsors Naomi. You can find it in the store by clicking on the watermark below.  Chana decided to pair it with the quote I made available to you all at the beginning of the challenge.  If you are interested in obtaining this free sentiment, please click HERE and scroll down to the bottom of the post.

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 optimism, 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 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 just by leaving a comment on an entry from someone who has touched you somehow with their project and/or post!

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 #4.  Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already.  Don't forget, if you leave a comment after voting, you have the opportunity to walk away with a digital paper created especially for you. To check out the Top Seven and cast your vote, click HERE.  You have until Thursday, August 22nd 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 #4 will be announced next Monday.

If you are interested in obtaining the quote Ike used in her project today, please visit me on my own personal blog by clicking HERE.

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 August 5th to September 1st.
  • Link up your inspirational post below using Inlinkz. You will be able to submit your link up to 11:55 p.m. on  September 1st.
  • 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.
    • Three images from Fresh Brewed Designs, 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 Fresh Brewed Designs, 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!

1 comment:

Donna Ellis said...

Lisa, you have the perfect DT and guest designers. They each make such unique, lively, wonderful creations with the cutest little images! Congrats to one and all - and thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of us.