Monday, August 29, 2016

Design Team Delights for Challenge #39--ACHIEVEMENT

Hello to you all on this last Monday of August! It is time to share our favourite entries for Challenge #39.  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 June for Challenge #39Check out the entries that really caught our attention...

Cici--chosen by Katrina, Julie and Pippa...

Katrina said this:
"My DT Delight is Cici.
I love what Cicci shared about her mom and that background is amazing!"

Julie had this to say:
"My DT Delight is also
Cici. I love her coloring on this and the tutorial she did on the sea grass. Excellent!"
Here is what Pippa had to say:
"My DT Delight is also
Cici. I was completely blown away by the amazing background." 

To see the details of Cici's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Deanne-chosen by Suze...

Suze said this:
"My DT Delight is
Deanne. I love the cheerfulness of this project with a lovely image and great sentiment." 

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

My DT Delight is Sheila. She created a panel on the theme of achievement which was apparently quite the task as she made it while on vacation without much of her crafting gear.  She has spelled out the word 'fly' (which she pairs with the word 'soar'), and high' (which she pairs with the word 'aim'), with some beads she purchased and most of the other elements came from a craft magazine she brought with her. She also used a praying image which she originally wouldn't have added if it hadn't been for her lack of supplies. However, using this image gave her the idea of aiming high and doing one's best, all with the help of prayer.

Pippa left a comment and I couldn't have said it any better. Here is what she said: " I love your thought on prayer underpinning all our aspirations and helping us to achieve, so easy to forget that at times". It is important that we remember to talk to our higher power, regardless of who that it may be, when we are working towards an achievement. Prayer has been proven to be powerful and when we're working towards our goals, we can use all the help and inspiration we can get.

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

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

  Cici, Deanne and Sheila

  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#39-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 #39 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 soon.

Please join us again on Monday, September 5th, when we will be back with the start of Challenge #41.  We hope that you will join us then to learn what the newest theme will be.  Have a great week everyone!

Monday, August 22, 2016

The People Have Spoken: Winners From Challenge #39

Hello everyone!   It is time to announce the winners from Challenge #39.  Who are all the lucky peeps?  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 #39 is....

Hanne, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #39. Please feel free to copy your badge below...

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

Debi, you have won 3 Digital Stamps from Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #39.

Debi, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #39 which you can find below...

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

Cici, you have won a $20 gift certificate from Kitten Scraps, the second of our guest sponsors during Challenge #39.

Cici, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #39 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 #39 (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 #39, Pat's Pondering on Achievement, or on the Top Picks post for #39, you are eligible. The more you comment, the more the chances of winning!

Our winner for this challenge, who left a comment on the Challenge start post is...
(chosen by
Deanne, you have won a small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Big Congrats to...

  hanne, Debi, cici & deanne

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 #39" to make arrangements to receive your prize. Please note that it may take a while for me to get back to you but I promise you that I will. Thank you for your patience.

ALL entrant's in Challenge #39 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 #39 and would like to receive a free sentiment based on the theme for Challenge #41, which starts Monday, September 5th, please send us an email (link or address above) with the subject line, "PoP#39 Entrant Quote Request for #41".

As this month has an extra Monday, there are still two weeks left to enter into our challenge on CONFIDENCE.  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!

Also, please join us for our DT Delights post on Monday, August 29th.  I look forward to seeing you all again then.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Challenge #40--CONFIDENCE...Midway

Hello everyone!  It is time to get on with the midway for Challenge #40. The theme for this challenge is CONFIDENCE.  Need some additional 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.


#951 Sailboat 1

#800 Treasure Chest


From Ike's Art...

Bluetit 1
(located in the Animals section)!__digi-animals

 Lady 2
  (located in the People section)!__digi-people

  (located in the Other section)!__other

Ice Skater
  (located in the My Latest Designs section)!__digital-art-stamps

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 CONFIDENCE, 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...

Vickie O., from HEARTful Stamper, who is our guest designer this month, shared this lovely card with us...

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 confidence, 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 #39.  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 #39 will be posted next Monday if everything goes according to plan. You can find the Top Picks post HERE.


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 
  • Aileron font family created by Sora Sagano
  • Boldy font created by JROH
Both of these fonts were 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 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!