Monday, May 30, 2016

Design Team Delights for Challenge #37--GRACE

Hello to you all on this lovely Monday evening!  If you happen to live in the U.S., Happy Memorial Day.

It is time to share our favourite entries for Challenge #37.  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 April for Challenge #37Check out the entries that really caught our attention...
Karen--chosen by Katrina...

Katrina said this:
"My DT Delight is Karen. The beauty of this card through flowers, music and verse are perfect examples of grace. Just lovely!"

To see the details of Karen's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Vickie--chosen by Julie...

Julie had this to say: 
"My DT Delight is Vickie O. I love that sentiment. I saw this when I was commenting, and it moved me. I am quite sure I need to order this stamp. Vickie's card is simply beautiful."

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

 Here is what Pippa had to say:
"My DT Delight is Asha. I love the image she has used and the colours. A really cheery, bright card."

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

My DT Delight this time around is Crafting Vicky.  Vicky altered a clock and the final product was just stunning.  The emphasis of the front of the clock is on the word 'faith'.  Here is how Vicky tied it into the theme of Grace:
"I think that if you have Faith you will be able to notice more how God does grace us with so much!  We just don't see his presence as we should.  To me Grace description is: the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings."
It is important that each of us believes in something outside of our selves.  Having faith opens us up to being able to better see the blessings in our lives which includes grace shown to us by a higher power!

To see the details of Vicky'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 April.  As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

  Karen, Vickie, Asha, and Crafting Vicky

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

Please click HERE to check out the image previews.  They are arranged into general categories; although, due to the nature of some of these images, they have been repeated in certain applicable categories.  Be sure to click on the watermarks to bring them up into the lightbox for better viewing.

If you are interested in claiming a digi, please send me the name of the one image you want and let me know which section it came from.  Send your request 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#37-DT Delight Digi Request".   I'm always running rather behind these days, so your patience is appreciated.

Additionally, each of you are entitled to the special Challenge #37 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...

Our special yearly prize package will also still be taking place.  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.   The next draw will occur sometime in the summer of 2016.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope to see you all again next Monday, June 6th, when we will be back with the start of Challenge #39.  We hope that you will join us then to learn what the newest theme will be.

Monday, May 23, 2016

The People Have Spoken: Winners From Challenge #37

Hello everyone!   If you happen to live in Canada, I hope that you are enjoying your long Victoria Day weekend!  I also hope that the weather has held up for those of you who headed out to the cottage/camp for the first time this year!  For everyone else, happy Monday!

Now it is time to announce the winners from Challenge #37.  Who are all the lucky peeps?  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 #37 is....

Desíre, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #37.  Please feel free to copy your badge below...

 In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is...

Vickie, you have won the 'Mommy Dearest' Digital Scrapbooking Kit from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles (you can see the preview for this kit listed under the watermarks for this sponsor HERE), one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #37.

Vickie, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #37 which you can find below...

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

Crafting Vicky, you have won a $7 gift certificate from Pickled Potpourri Designs, another of our guest sponsors during Challenge #37.

Crafting Vicky, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #37 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 #37 (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 #37, Pat's Pondering on Grace, or on the Top Picks post for #37, 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 Challenge start post:
Great theme :) The pastor actually had a sermon on Sunday all about Grace :D I'm really hoping I can come up with something this month!! Gorgeous creations from all the DT!!
Susan, you have won a small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Big Congrats to...

  DESÍre, VICKIE O., crafting vicky & SUSAN

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 #37" 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 #37 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 #37 and would like to receive a free sentiment based on the theme for Challenge #39, which starts Monday, June 6th, please send us an email (link or address above) with the subject line, "PoP#37 Entrant Quote Request for #39".

As this is a month with an extra Monday in it there are still TWO weeks left to enter into our challenge on EMPATHY.  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!

Now as this month has an extra Monday, we'll actually be doing the DT Delights post next Monday instead of the Sunday before the next challenge so I look forward to seeing you all again then.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Challenge #38--EMPATHY: Midway

Hello everyone!  It is time to get on with the midway for Challenge #38. The theme for this challenge is EMPATHY.  Empathy is one of those characteristics that we need more of in the world.  Can you imagine a world where everyone could put themselves into the shoes of their fellow man and really see what the person's life is like in order to understand him or her better?  What a world that would be!  Need some motivation to get you started?  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.

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April Showers



Fancy Butterflies

Old Friends

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 sponsor.
To help inspire you down the path of EMPATHY, check out the wonderful projects most of my Design Team had the opportunity to create.  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 the idea of empathy, 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 have until Saturday, May 21st, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #37.  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. Winners for challenge #37 will be posted next Monday if everything goes according to plan. You can click HERE to find the Top Picks post for Challenge #37.  Follow the instructions listed at the bottom to cast your vote!

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.

FYI...This beautiful quote was written by one of my incredible Design Team members, Katrina Brown.  She graciously gave me permission to make it into a sentiment.  Thanks Katrina!  I hope that you enjoy it.  I've offered up two different versions--one with a cropped cloud background and one without.

 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 
  • Texta Book font part of the Texta Font Family created by LatinoType
  • Elrotex Swash font created by Maulana Creative

The first font listed was purchased as part of a limited time bundle through Design Cuts and may be used for commercial purposes.  Click on the font name to purchase the entire Texta Font Family from the original designer.  The second font listed was free and listed for commercial use at the time of this creation.  Click on the font name to take you to a download location.  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 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!