Monday, October 31, 2016

DT Delight Special Draw-2016


Hey folks. I hope you all had a restful weekend. I know some of you were expecting to see the regular DT Delights post in this spot tonight but instead I'm here to bring you the results of the DT Delights Special Draw--FINALLY! I should have done least 1 and 1/2 months ago. Oh well, at least it is done now.

Each person chosen as a DT Delight in all the challenges since the last draw is eligible. Each person received one 'entry' for each time a DT member chose their creation. That means that if two members picked a card, that person earned 2 entries, if three members picked a card, that person earned 3 entries, etc. So without further ado, I am pleased to announce that (chosen with MiniWebTool. com)...


has won the following...

$10 worth of images from:

10 images from:

A Digital Scrapbooking Kit from:

Teresa will be contacted by email to make arrangements to claim her prize. Thanks to my team for taking the time to carefully consider their choices for DT Delights each challenge and of course to each of you who has participated in our challenges whether by creating a project, voting in our challenges or simply supporting the challenge, the team and the participants with your comments.

The DT Delights for Challenge #41 will be posted later this week and then we have a new challenge starting next Monday, November 7th. See you all then!

Monday, October 24, 2016

The People Have Spoken: Winners From Challenge #41

Hello everyone! It is time to announce the winners from Challenge #41. Thanks to those who took the time to vote. 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 #41 is....

NanaConnie, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #41.  Please feel free to copy your badge below...

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

NanaConnie, you have won a $10 gift certificate from Imagine That! Digistamp, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #41.

Shop Our Digis!

NanaConnie, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #41 which you can find below...

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

Lidia R., you have won a $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs, another of our guest sponsors during Challenge #41.

Lidia, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #41 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 #41 (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 #41, Pat's Pondering on Luck, or on the Top Picks post for #41, you are eligible. The more you comment, the more the chances of winning!

Our winner this challenge chosen by
Teresa, you have won a small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Big Congrats to...

  Nanaconnie, lidia r. & TERESA

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 #41" to make arrangements to receive your prize. Please note that I am rather behind these day so it may take me a while to get back to you but I promise I will. Thank you for your patience.

ALL entrant's in Challenge #41 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 #41 and would like to receive a free sentiment based on the theme for Challenge #43, which starts Monday, November 7th, please send us an email (link or address above) with the subject line, "PoP#41 Entrant Quote Request for #43".

Since October has an extra Monday, there are still two weeks left to enter into our current challenge on FRIENDSHIP. 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!

Additionally, since we do have an extra week to play with, please join us next Monday for our DT Delights; though, I'm going to do my absolute best to get the yearly DTD prize post out this week. I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Challenge #42--FRIENDSHIP...Midway

Hello everyone!  It is time to get on with the midway for Challenge #42. The theme for this challenge is FRIENDSHIP. 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. Pat reminds us that friendship isn't only about our two legged companions but also about our furry, feathery and scaly ones as well! It is this take on friendship that inspired the idea behind today's free sentiment as well.

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.

SNS Blinkie

Disco Girlfriends

Country Flowers

Welcome Autumn

Holiday Cheer

Paw Prints

April Showers

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 FRIENDSHIP, check out the wonderful projects most of my Design Team had the opportunity to create. Sandy is even back with us this month with two! Clicking on the team members' name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations...

Edwina from Edwina's Creations, who is our guest designer this month, shared not only a gorgeous tag with us but also a beautiful shutter card as well. Check her projects out....

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 friendship, 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 11:55 p.m. on October 17th to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #41. 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 #41 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

The word 'furever' was paper pieced with a fur texture from My Free Textures. This texture may be used for commercial purposes.

Fonts used 
The first font was purchased with an extended commercial use licence. The second font 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...
SNS Blinkie

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, October 15, 2016

Ponderings Along the Pathway...FRIENDSHIP

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

(If you'd like to see the pictures enlarged, simply click on them to bring them up into the lightbox for better viewing.)

When you think of friends in your life, they’re most likely of the two-footed variety. Last year, my family rescued a seven-year-old Silkie Terrier. He has become a beloved friend to us, and especially to me. My life has a lot of stress at the moment, with no end in sight, at least in the near future. Somehow he knows when I need a snuggle or to get off my butt and take a brisk walk. Lest we forget our furry BFFs, my pondering today will take you on a virtual walk with Wilson, my intrepid companion and loyal friend.

Wilson and I both love the exercise, but we have different agendas. He chases squirrels and birds, I keep my eyes open for the unusual. And we are never disappointed.

So as we started “down the path,” my phone in hand. We never know what we'll discover. Wilson found a good spot to "mark his territory." Looks like the neighborhood spiders are decorating early for Halloween.

I spied the biggest mushroom, I mean fungus, I have ever seen in my life (not edible, darn it). I do love mushrooms, but they are poisonous to Wilson, so on we marched.

This fungus is truly humongous!! It's about eight feet up the tree, and that tree is probably over a hundred years old! The only reason Wilson noticed it was because he had chased a fat but very quick squirrel up the tree.

Close by, we discovered an evergreen tree growing in an oak tree, where the tree trunk originally branched out many years ago. It's like a foster child being taken care of by another family.

Curiouser and curiouser...

We hit the park next, and just for grins I wondered if Wilson would like a little time in the toddler swing. He didn't, but I managed to get somewhat of a photo.

To be honest, the only reason he stayed in the swing long enough for me to take this horrible picture was the treat I held in my other hand. Great shot of him looking longingly off camera, huh? The things friends will do for each other...

Back on the path, we discovered that the moon was in the western sky, while the sun was lazing its way from the east. Silkie Terriers are not "howlers," but lots of friends have different tastes in music, right?

Did you know that when the moon and the sun share the sky, fairies and gnomes can go about their business invisible to human eyes? My camera is a special one, though, able to catch certain "mythical" creatures in their natural habitat.

I managed to catch this friendly gnome preparing his winter retreat in the hollow of a tree. Somehow, Wilson missed him, but I pointed him out before we continued.

The fairy, however, changed herself into a Monarch Moth just as I was clicking my camera button. Wilson definitely saw her, but was unable to eat, I mean catch, her before she flew off.

We finished off our walk with a vigorous sprint into the house and straight to his food bowl, which I filled for him lickety-split. There's nothing better than sharing a meal with your BFF (but I wouldn't recommend it if your friend is on a "special" diet like Wilson).

I can't wait to share another walk along the path with my BFF, ready for whatever treasures we discover along the way. And the path is often best trod in the company of friends, whether they have two legs or four.

Besides, it’s best to share treasure with someone else, and it might as well be a good friend!

Pat is correct--we can't forget our furry pals when thinking of our friends. Animals provide such companionship and are definitely one of life's treasures, all by themselves! I hope that you have had the pleasure of owning a pet at some point in your journey along life's Pathway. They can certainly enrich one's existence. 
Well folks, that is it for today but please be sure to join us on Monday when we'll be back with the midway for our challenge.  Enjoy the remainder of your weekend everyone!