Monday, September 28, 2015

The People Have Spoken: Winners From Challenge #29

It is time to announce the winners from Challenge #29.  We had an interesting turn out for voting and I might have been really stuck if it weren't for one vote separating the people's choice from the four way tie for second place!  Phew!  Who are all the lucky winners? Well, let's find out.

Without further ado, here are the choices...

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The people have spoken and their choice for Challenge #29 is....

Audrey, you will be getting a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #29.
In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is...

AJ, that means that you have won three images of your choice from Oddball Art Co., one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #29.

AJ, you will also be getting a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #29.
The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by, based on all eligible participants is:

NanaConnie, you have won a $25 gift certificate from Deedee's Digis, another of our guest sponsors during Challenge #29.

NanaConnie, you will also be getting a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #29.
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 #29 (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 #29, Pat's Pondering on Opportunity, 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...

Katrina Brown who left this comment on the Ponderings Along the Pathway post:
Well said, Pat! May we all be open to the many beautiful opportunities life offers!
Katrina, you have won a selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Big Congrats to...

Audrey, AJ, NanaConnie & Katrina

Please click HERE to send us an email with the subject, "WINNER PoP Challenge #29" 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 #29 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 #29 and would like to receive a free sentiment based on the theme for Challenge #31, which starts Monday, October 5th, please click HERE to send us an email with the subject line, "PoP#29 Entrant Quote Request for #31".

There is still one week left to enter into our challenge on DEDICATION.  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.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Challenge #30--DEDICATION: Midway & Voting Reminder

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #30. The theme for this challenge is all about DEDICATION.  If you are looking for some introspection on the topic of dedication, be sure to check out Pat's Pondering which was posted on Friday (just scroll down one to find it).

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 Sparkle N Sprinkle....

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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 dedication, check out the wonderful projects most of my Design Team had the opportunity to create...

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Katrina, from Scrappy Horses, who is our guest designer this month, shared this beautiful card with us...

Clicking on the team members name (or in the case of our GDT, 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 dedication, 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...

You still have until 11:55 p.m. tonight, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #29.  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. To check out all those eligible and cast your vote, click HERE.  Winners for challenge #29 will be posted next Monday.

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:
The first font is free and was listed for commercial use at the time this creation was made.   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 sponsor by going over and checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance.  As mentioned above, this month our guest sponsor is...

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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!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Ponderings Along the Pathway...DEDICATION

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 DEDICATION and PAT is here to share her thoughts on the subject...

This month’s theme is all about dedication. Dedication is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out, in order to reach your goals. Success is easy to achieve when those small efforts don’t take too much time, but you know what they say, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” For all intents and purposes, the tough have something that no one else does—Dedication.

Of course, there are many traps and pitfalls toward your goals, especially in your own mind. Try these techniques when your heart wants something but your brain is an inner critic:
  • When your mind says I’m no good at this, answer back What do I need to get better?
  • When your mind says this is too hard, answer back It’s totally worth it.
  • When your mind says you made a mistake, answer back Now I know how not to do it.
  • When your brain says it's good enough, you answer back Is this really the best I can do?
Are your goals worth your dedication? Is a healthier body, weight loss, graduation, a new job, your own art exhibit or etsy store, are your goals worth your time, your talent, your sweat, your pain, your busy days and sleepless nights? If they are, if you dedicate your whole being to them, there is absolutely no stopping you from achieving greatness.

And maybe our paths will cross on our way to success. You can’t miss me. I’ll be the one with a gleam in my eyes and dedication in my heart.

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 on Monday for the midway.

May you always have the level of dedication that you need to fulfil all your dreams and desires!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Challenge #29 Top Picks: Voting Open September 14th to 21st, 2015


It is time to get on with showcasing the top picks for Challenge #29.  This time around we had 15 beautiful entries and it is time to present the seven projects that the team feels were the best of the bunch.  Any time we have over 14 entries we choose a Top 7.  In case you are new and wondering why seven and not the typical three, four or even five?  Well, we strive to be different over here on the Path of Positivity.  Additionally, seven is a spiritual number and thus right in the wheelhouse of the vibe we are looking to project; so, seven it is.  Thus, without further ado, please let me introduce you to the Top Seven for Challenge #29 (in no particular order)...

Congrats Ladies...

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick, each of you is entitled to a special Top Pick badge.  Please send an email to popwinners {at} gmail {dot} com, or by clicking HERE to bring up the address in your email program, with the subject "Challenge #29 Top Pick" and I'll email your badge to you.  Please note that it may take me several days to get back to you, so I really appreciate your patience.

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 and in line with the concept of opportunity.  Therefore, please be sure to go and check out the entries first and not just make your choices off of the thumbnails.  Once you have checked all the entries out, let us know who your favourite choice is by placing your vote below using the Inlinkz feature.

Voting open for 7 days:
September 14th to 21st
Come have your say in determining the Voter's Choice for Challenge #29!  Don't forget to leave a comment after you have voted.  There will be a prize for one lucky voter who leaves a comment on one of this month's posts (chosen randomly).  If you haven't had the opportunity to visit each of the top seven choices already, please go and check them out a little more closely before placing your vote.  Once you have made your decision, why not go back and let them know how they inspired you.

Good luck everyone!

Important Note:

Please note that in order for this to work, I must add all the entries but I can only do this AFTER I have published this post.  So there will be some overlap time between when this post is published and when you will be able to vote.  Once I have uploaded the entries there will be a total of seven images below on which to vote.  As soon as all seven are uploaded, I'll enable voting to begin. If there are less than seven, it means that I am still in the process of adding the images and you should come back in a little while to make your vote.  Thank you for your patience!

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