Sunday, August 30, 2015

Design Team Delights for Challenge #28--SHARING

It is time to share our favourite entries for Challenge #28.  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 everyone who took the time to join along our Path during the month of July for Challenge #28.   Check out the entries that really caught our attention...
 Katrina--chosen by Monica...

 Here is what Monica had to say:
"My DT delight is Katrina (her first entry). I have to admit, sometimes long stories are hard to get through, but this story touched my heart and I am so glad you shared."  

To see the details of Katrina's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Pippa--chosen by Desíre & Sandy...

Here is what Desíre had to say:
"My DT delight is Pippa.  She creates these beautiful and fun bookmarks for every child at the school she works, at the end of every summer term."

Sandy said this:
"My DT delight is also Pippa.  Making bookmarks is such a generous and sharing gesture... knowing that each one has a little piece of her...awesome!"

To see the details of Pippa's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
 Darlene--chosen by Pat...

This is what Pat had to say: 
"I choose Darlene P as my DT Delight.  Her use of water colors, torn paper, stamping and the colors all come together to form a beautiful project."

To see the details of Darlene's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Create with Joy--chosen by Suze...

Here is what Suze had to say:
"My DT delight is Create with Joy (her second entry).  I love the layout of the card but also the thought behind the card":

"Through the magic of the Internet, and the fellowship of WOYWW, Eliza blessed and enriched so many of our lives.  My heart always brightened whenever I visited her and Yoda the Cat or found a comment from her on my blog."

To see the details of Create with Joy's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Teresa--chosen by Julie...

Julie had this to say:
"Teresa's card is my choice as a DT Delight (her first entry).  I love her watercolor birds.  They are so striking.  I also like that she shared one with her neighbor.  After all, that's what the theme of this challenge was all about!"

 To see the details of Teresa's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Katrina--chosen by Lisa (that's me)...

My DT delight this time around is Katrina (her second entry).  There is just something really cool about this vintage looking Christmas card.  I love the contrast of colours, the cool background and fabulous layout.  The thing I love the most is that she plans on sharing this card (well maybe not this one but definitely others) for a special event called Cards4Love which is a card drive is for the US military and St. Jude's Children's Hospital (a well renowned children's research hospital in the US).  Sending your cards to a card drive like this one is an excellent way to exemplify the concept of sharing! 

To see the details of Katrina's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.

Creative Congratulations to all of you!

Thank you to everyone who played on our Pathway during the month of July.  As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

  Katrina, Pippa, Darlene, Create with Joy, and Teresa

  You are all entitled to one image of your choice from our on-going sponsor...

Please head to the Creative Bug Digital SnapShots store:  Click to enter the digital snapshots area.  Once you are on the homepage for the digis, scroll down a little bit and you'll see a brown banner on the left hand side that says, "looking for digis".  There will be a Polaroid image right underneath it that says SnapShots (Digital Images).  Click on this.  You'll be taken to a page that lists all the categories of images available for you to choose from.  If you need to see the image a bit closer, just right click and choose 'view image'.  Once you've made your decision, please send me the name of the one image you want and let me know which section it came from.

Additionally, you are entitled to the special Challenge #28 DT Delight Badge. To claim both your digi and the badge (or just one or the other), send your requests to popwinners {at} gmail {dot} com (be sure to replace at and dot with the appropriate symbols) or by clicking HERE to bring the address up in your email program, with the subject, "PoP#28--DT Delight Badge and/or Digi Request".   I'm always running a bit behind these days, so your patience is appreciated.

Our special yearly prize package will be taking place next Sunday.  Remember, if you are chosen as a DT Delight during any of our challenges, your name will be entered into a draw for some digital goodies.  You get one entry per choice; so, if two members picked your card, you will earn 2 entries, three members 3 entries, etc.  The winner at the time will be notified by email.   So be sure to check back with us again then.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope to see you not only next Sunday for the winner announcement of the special DT Delight draw but then also again on September 7th, when we will be back with the start of Challenge #30.  We hope that you will join us then to learn what the newest theme will be.

See you again soon!

Monday, August 24, 2015

The People Have Spoken: Winners From Challenge #28

It is time to announce the winners from Challenge #28.  Who are all the lucky winners? 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 #28 is....


Gloria, you will be getting a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #28
 In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is...

Katrina, that means that you have won three images of your choice from Fresh Brewed Designs, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #28. 

Katrina, you will also be getting a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #28.
The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by, based on all eligible participants is:

Pippa, you have won a $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs, another of our guest sponsors during Challenge #28.

Pippa, you will also be getting a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #28.
We also have a prize available for a voter who left a comment.  Anyone who left a general comment on all the posts related to Challenge #28 (excluding winners post and DT Delights post) is eligible to receive the prize.  So, if you have commented on the start or midway posts for Challenge #28, Pat's Pondering on Sharing, or on the Top Picks post for #29, you are eligible.  The more you comment, the more the chances of winning!

Our winner this challenge chosen by is...

Samantha Brooks who left this comment on the Top Picks post:
Gorgeous Cards, so hard to choose just one to Pick as fave.
Congratulations to all you ladies xx
Samantha, you have won a selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Big Congrats to...

Gloria, Katrina, & Samantha

Please click HERE to send us an email with the subject, "WINNER PoP Challenge #28" to make arrangements to receive your prize and badge (where applicable).  Please note that it may take me several days to get back to you.  Thank you for your patience. 

All entrant's in Challenge #28 are entitled to a special digital sentiment based on the theme for the upcoming challenge.  So, if you were one of the individuals who entered Challenge #28 and would like to receive a free sentiment based on the theme for Challenge #30, which starts Monday, September 7th, please click HERE to send us an email with the subject line, "PoP#28 Entrant Quote Request for #30".

There is still two weeks left to enter into our challenge on OPPORTUNITY.  Click HERE for details.  If you haven't linked up already, I hope that you will consider coming over to play with us.  As always, we'd love to have you join our Path!

Don't forget to join us this coming Sunday for our DT Delights post.  We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ponderings Along the Pathway...OPPORTUNITY

Welcome to this month's edition of Ponderings Along the Pathway, an exclusive feature over here on the Path of Positivity.  The purpose of this column is to continue with the goal of this blog which is to create a space "designed to inspire, nurture and provide support for the soul by creating a positive path to follow, one project or post at a time".  Providing some motivational introspection on the themes we cover each challenge period, is one way of achieving this goal.

This month it is all about OPPORTUNITY and PAT is here to share her thoughts on the subject...
How many times have you had to make a choice in your life? Pssst…let me tell you a secret: Those are opportunities. Every time you are offered a choice in life, whether it be in your relationships, at work or in school, you are looking at opportunities, opportunities to change from who you are to whom you want to be.

Want a better job, and waiting for that one extra-special offer? Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities; seize common occasions and make them great. Maybe that smaller opportunity to broaden your experience in a related field or to further your knowledge about the subject will push that offer in front of you, further up the path and just around the bend.

Upset over a missed opportunity? Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we missed. Some of the greatest opportunities have come on the coat tails of ones missed or ignored. Made a bad choice and are regretting it? There are secret opportunities hidden in every failure, but you have to keep your eyes open and be ready to run with them or they’ll pass you by.

Some people seem to always be luckier than others, but luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Any good runner prepares for her race; so should we all prepare ourselves for all those lovely opportunities to grow, to love, to excel, to run down the path of life with a smile on our faces and courage in our hearts.

Here’s a little tale to remind you to look ahead for opportunity as you travel the path:
The Optimist, the Pessimist and the Realist were sitting together. While they were arguing over the description of a glass of water, a hand reached out and drained the glass dry.

“Thanks,” said the Opportunist.
Be the opportunist. 
Please be sure to pop over to Pat's personal blog, Patacake Pages, for more inspiration.

Well folks, that is it for today but please be sure to join us again soon.  We still have the winners post and the DT Delights post to publish before the next challenge starts so I hope you'll come back soon.

May you always be blessed with opportunities and have the discernment to know which ones to accept and which ones to leave behind.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Challenge #29--OPPORTUNITY: Midway & Voting Reminder

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #29. The theme for this challenge is all about OPPORTUNITY.  If you are looking for some introspection on the topic of opportunity, be sure to check out Pat's Pondering which will be posted this coming Friday.

Anyway, it is time to get on with our midway!

Here are the watermarks and links for the wonderful images that the team worked with for the midway.

From Oddball Art Co....

Bonnie Bookworm Image No. 24 & 24B

Penelope No. 3 & 3B 

Frazzled Fran Needs Her Coffee Image No. 154

From Deedee's Digis...

Lemonade Stand

Bugs & Blooms

Ladybug Hugs

Lovin from My Oven

Hang in There

We are fortunate and blessed to have the chance to work with all these fabulous images during the midway.  Thanks so much to our amazing sponsors.
To help inspire you down the path of opportunity, check out the wonderful projects most of my Design Team had the opportunity to create.  Suze managed to pull off two cards and I even had the chance to participate as well...

Once again that should say Guest Designers plural!  We are fortunate this midway to not only have our regularly scheduled GDT but also one of the members of Deedee's Digis joining us.

First up is Veronika, from Cheiro Urgia,, who is our scheduled guest designer this month.  She shared this awesome card with us...

Next up is Faith, from Daffodil Cards, who is on the Deedee's Digis team. She created this wonderful CAS card...
Faith used an image from the Go Wild digi set.  Click on the preview below to find the image set in the Deedee's Digis store.

Clicking on the team members name (or in the case of our GDTs, the blog 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 opportunity, 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!  You can enter our latest challenge by clicking HERE.

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!

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...

The Top Picks post went out late this month so you still have until 11:55 p.m. on August 23rd, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #28.  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 selection of digital papers created especially with your interests in mind. To check out all those eligible and cast your vote, click HERE.  Winners for challenge #28 will be posted either on the 24th if I can manage to get everything tabulated in time or on the 31st.

If you need some additional motivation to help inspire you, I've provided another sentiment on this month's theme (the first is available HERE), free for you to download.

 Left click to bring the image up into the lightbox in its full size and then right click and scroll down to 'save as'.

Credit Notes For This Creation:
© 2015, Lisa L. Décosse.  PUO.  However, you are allowed to use the sentiment on handmade projects that you intend to sell on a small scale basis provided credit is given. You also need to include a credit note and a link to this blog should you use any of my images in your creations and post them on your blog. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with my full terms of use found in the 'Download Instructions & T.O.U.' tab at the top of this page.  Of important note:  Please do not share my images with family, friends, etc. Additionally, do not post any images to file sharing services like Box®, 4-Shared®, etc. Instead, please direct people to my blog so they can grab the image for themselves. If you would like to post a watermarked version of the image, please contact me to obtain one. 

This word art creation is in png format and published at 300 ppi. It is quite large in order to accommodate different programs that people work with.   If you are a card maker you can always resize it smaller without distorting the quality.

Font Information:
Please note that the first font listed may be a limited time freebie but was listed for commercial use at the time I downloaded it.   The second font was purchased as part of a limited time bundle with a commercial use license but may be purchased from the designer by clicking on the link above.  It is my understanding, that I am within my rights to use these fonts in my creations and offer them to others for free.  If you download these fonts yourself, always check to make sure the terms haven't changed before using the font on something you sell.

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. You can enter the challenge by clicking HERE to take you to the current challenge post where you can also find a quick summary of the details related to this challenge, towards the bottom of the post. 

Please show your support to our wonderful guest sponsors by going over and checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance.  As mentioned above, this month our guest sponsors are...

Our regular sponsors include...

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

We look forward to seeing you participate!