Monday, March 28, 2016

The People Have Spoken: Winners From Challenge #35

Hello everyone!  It is time to announce the winners from Challenge #35.  Once again we have a tie for Voter's Choice.  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 choices for Challenge #35 are....


Deonna and Deb, you are both entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #35.  Please feel free to copy your respective badge below...

>>> sure to left click the badge to bring it up in its full size before saving. <<<
 In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is...

Deonna, you have also been chosen as our Most Inspiring choice.  That means that you have won a $10 gift certificate from Scribbles Designs, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #35.

Deonna, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #35 which you can find below...

The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by, based on all eligible participants is:

Sheila, you have won a $15 gift certificate from Ike's Art, another of our guest sponsors during Challenge #35.

Sheila, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #35 which you can find below...

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 #35 (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 #35, Pat's Pondering on Desire, or on the Top Picks post for #35, you are eligible. The more you comment, the more the chances of winning!

Our winner this challenge chosen by

who left this comment on the start post:
Great theme and fabulous makes by the DT. I hope to join in this time around.
hugs, Teresa
Teresa, you have won a selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Big Congrats to...


If you have won a prize during 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, "WINNER PoP Challenge #35" to make arrangements to receive your prize.  Please note that it may take me several days to get back to you.  Thank you for your patience. 

ALL entrant's in Challenge #35 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 #35 and would like to receive a free sentiment based on the theme for Challenge #37, which starts Monday, April 4th, please send us an email (link or address above) with the subject line, "PoP#35 Entrant Quote Request for #37".

There is still one week left to enter into our challenge on BEAUTY. 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, March 21, 2016

Challenge #36--BEAUTY: Midway & Voting Reminder

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #36. The theme for this challenge is BEAUTY.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and almost anything can qualify as beautiful so I am really surprised that we only have five creations linked up so far this month.  Hopefully more people will get the chance to show us their interpretation over the next two weeks.  Need some motivation?  Be sure to check out Pat's Pondering this month (which you can find HERE) for some words of inspiration on the subject.  

 Anyway, now 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 Sami Stamps...

 Spring Branch  (available in the Flowers & Spring category)

Daddy's Kisses (available in the Baby & Parents category)

With you (available in the Love & Romance category)

From Lunagirl...

Music 3: By the Light Digital Collage Sheet

Tags - Bright Flowers

Victorian Cats #1
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 BEAUTY, check out the wonderful projects most of my Design Team had the opportunity to create.  I will be adding one very shortly myself.  Sadly I just didn't have the time or energy to get it done in time for today's post.  Clicking on the team members' name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations...
<<<coming as soon as I can manage it>>>

So if you haven't entered already, what are you waiting for?  Create a project and/or post that is positive AND relates to the idea of beauty, 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 #35.  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 on a selection of the active posts from this month, you have the opportunity to walk away with a small selection of digital papers. To check out all those eligible and cast your vote, click HERE.  Winners for challenge #35 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.

Additional Credit and Font Information

Fonts used 
Click on the font names to take you to a download location.  Both of the fonts listed were free and listed for commercial use at the time of this creation.  It is my understanding, that I am within my rights to use these fonts in my designs and offer the resulting creations to others for free or for sale.  Always check to make sure the terms haven't changed before using a font on something you sell.  Please refer to my full terms of service for what you can and cannot do with this digital creation.

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!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Ponderings Along the Pathway...BEAUTY

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 BEAUTY and PAT is here to share her thoughts on the subject...
Beauty comes from an inner peace in doing what you love, in sharing with others, and in loving and being loved. Have you ever noticed how beautiful a person is when they're happy? Their faces light up and their eyes sparkle. When they smile, it beckons you to smile with them. Share a smile with a stranger, and two things could happen. You could make their day a bit happier, a bit more beautiful, or you could startle them into wondering what you're up to!

Loving what you do brings its own energy into any situation. Whether you cook, do someone's taxes or drive people to where they want to go, your path in life is made easier by the beauty of your choices.

Sharing the bounty with others can create beauty in others. Nothing is as beautiful as two sisters sharing fashion advice before a big date, friends laughing over great memories or parents teaching their children how to ride a bike. The love they feel for each other makes them shine, and that makes them beautiful.

Anyone can be beautiful. Everyone can be beautiful. YOU are beautiful.

I completely agree with Pat.  When one is beautiful on the inside, it is only natural that it radiates outward for all the world to see.  It is time for YOU to light up the world with your own unique beauty.  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.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Challenge #35 Top Picks: Voting Open March 14th to 21st, 2016


It is time to get on with showcasing the top picks for Challenge #35.  Once again we had 11 entries!  Thus, we will be opening things up so that those 11 entrants have the opportunity to be chosen as the Voter's Choice.   We do this any time we have less than 14 participants.  And, while we may not have enough participants to have a top seven, we certainly have enough to have a top three.  Therefore, it is time to get on with showcasing the three projects that the team feels were the best of the bunch.

Thus, without further ado, please let me introduce you to the Top Picks for Challenge #35 (in no particular order)...


Congrats Ladies...

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick, you are entitled to a special Top Pick badge.  Since I can never seem to get over into my email account for PoP these days, I'm going to add the badges here for download.

Deonna, Hanne & Teresa
Please feel free to grab a copy of the following Challenge #35 Top Pick Badge
for your blog...

Now as I mentioned earlier, each of the participant's who entered Challenge #35 AND FOLLOWED THE THEME & RULES is eligible to have their project and/or post voted on.  Here is a list of those participants.  Each of the entrant's names is linked up to their blog post (order is reflective of how they entered the challenge and nothing else).

Teresa #2 
Teresa #3 
Sheila #2 
Susan R.


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 DESIRE.  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:
March 14th to
March 21st

Come have your say in determining the Voter's Choice for Challenge #35!  Don't forget to leave a comment after you have voted.  There will be a prize for one lucky person who leaves a comment on one of this month's posts (chosen randomly from a selection of posts related to Challenge #35).  If you haven't had the opportunity to visit each of the entries 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 11 images below on which to vote. As soon as they are all are uploaded, I'll enable voting to begin. If there are less than 11, 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!

Link Up Below: