Monday, September 25, 2017

Winners & Design Team Delights for Challenge #50--Opt.Theme: FAITH, HOPE, LOVE...

Hello and happy Monday! Happy Fall Y'all as well. I don't know about you, but where I live the last four days have been hotter than any day we had the entire summer. It is supposed to continue for another couple days and then return to normal. It is an interesting start to the autumn season!

Right now, it is time to present the winners for Challenge #50. First we'll share the names of the Voter's Choice, the Most Inspirational and the Random Winner and then we'll move on to showcasing our DT Delights. 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 #50 is....

Susan, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #50. Please feel free to copy your badge below...

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

Kylie, you have won a scrapbooking kit from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #50.

Kylie, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #50 which you can find below...

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

Deanne, you have won three images from Pattie's Creations, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #50.

Deanne, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #50 which you can find below...

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 #50" 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.

Now it is time to announce our DT Delights from this challenge. 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 the 19 people who took the time to join along our Path during the month of June for Challenge #50. Check out the entries that really caught our attention...

 Kylie--chosen by Pippa...

Pippa said this:
"My DT Delight is Kylie.  I just love the colours and the sentiment fits so well with the theme. Also the fact that this is a new venture for Kylie is inspirational. I am so glad she shared it with us at POP. A beautiful, positive and inspiring card."

To see the details of Kylie's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.

AJ--chosen by Julie...

Julie had this to say:
"My DT Delight is AJ I love the digital stamp, the color scheme, and the feather accents."

To see the details of AJ's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.

Deanne--chosen by Katrina...

 Katrina said this:
"My DT Delight is Deanne. I adore this card by Deanne. I love the colors, background paper, embossing, just works for me!"

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

Susan--chosen by Suze...

Suze had this to say:
"My DT Delight is SusanThe choice of DP is perfect for the quote and I love the way the sentiment is the focus of the ATC."

To see the details of Susan's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.

Creative Congratulations to all of you!

Thank you to those 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...

  Kylie, AJ, Deanne and Susan

  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. Now, I apologize but unfortunately, the owner of CBD is MIA right now and her blog background needs some serious updating as her images are all out of Flickr 3rd Party Hosting.  As such it is extremely diffiuclt to see anything on the blog. However, the jpgs themselves are fine and the name of the image is written right on the jpg so you should be able to see the names without a problem.

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 click HERE to bring our email up in your program, with the subject, "PoP#50-DT Delight Digi Request". I'm always running rather behind these days, so your patience is appreciated.

Additionally, you are all entitled to the special Challenge #50 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...

Be sure to join us on Monday, October 2nd, to learn what the optional theme for Challenge #52 will be. However, don't forget that there is still one week left to link up your projects in our current challenge, with the optional theme of SURROUND YOURSELF WITH ART. Click HERE for details. I hope that you will consider coming over to play with us. As always, we'd love to have you join our Path!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Challenge #51--Optional Theme: SURROUND YOURSELF...with ART...Midway

Hello folks. It is the third Monday of the month and that means that it is time to present the midway for Challenge #51.

As we are a unique kind of challenge blog, please be sure to check out the START POST FOUND HERE, for all the rules and details you need to know in order to enter. For now, here is a refresher of what our theme is all about:

Challenge #51

Optional Theme: SURROUND YOURSELF...with ART
We have something different to share with you over the next three months and we hope you will all enjoy it. Katrina, one of my amazing team members has come up with a really intriguing concept. This fall our themes will be to Surround Yourself with Positivity in the form of the ARTS! Each month for the next three months we'll explore the positive influence of three different artistic concepts: Art, Literature and Music!

To kick it off we will start with Art! One of the best parts of having computers is having access to the works of the  artistic masters in our own home! We can google famous artists from Botticelli, Monet, or Rembrandt to Remington, Rockwell, or Noel and see their works! We can check out political cartoons, comic strips, and graffiti! We can also study sculptures, glasswork, and architecture.

Look around your home and consider what is hanging on your walls. Usually we choose to hang pictures or artwork that makes us feel happy and positive. Everything from our dishes to our furniture tells something about our artistic likes.

Now it’s time to walk around your house and really study what’s there. Check out some art on the web or in a museum. Turn in your paper to the comic strip. Find out what sort of art inspires you in a positive way! Then, if you would like a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, share your inspiration and project with us; we can’t wait to see what you create and learn about yourself on this journey!

Keep in mind, we are thinking about how different kinds of art affects us as individuals. It’s not really about doing something “visually" art related. For example, any positive image that reminds us of any piece of art works or we could use the style of a famous painter on any image. I've included a brief synopsis from each of the team members tying their projects into the theme so that you can see how they have interpreted this unique concept.

If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational. Remember, we also ask that you please leave a comment letting us know how your creation relates to the concept of art and what you learned about yourself along the way, if it isn't clearly written somewhere else in your post. While you may easily see how your creation ties into the theme, it may not be as apparent to me or the DT members. That is why we ask that you clarify it somewhere, whether here or in your blogpost. You can simply write a sentence or paragraph at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, if it would be easier. We just need to know how your project ties into the theme. Letting us know, clears up any ambiguity that may exist.

Remember, in order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don't need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $12 gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, provided by the second of our guest sponsors this month.

Talking of our guest sponsors...

To learn more about this month's guest sponsors, be sure to check out the START post; and of course, also visit the individual sponsors themselves. Below you will find the watermarks for the wonderful images that the team worked with for the midway. Just click on any watermark to find that image's location in its respective store.

From Lunagirl

Animals:  On the Farm Digital Collage Sheet
Animals: On the Farm Digital Collage Sheet - Lunagirl

Animals:  At the Zoo Digital Collage Sheet
Animals: At the Zoo Digital Collage Sheet - Lunagirl

Daydream Digital Collage Sheet
Daydream Digital Collage Sheet - Lunagirl

Digi Singles, cowgirl,Bugaboo Stamps,

Beautiful Blocks Life
made using brushes from GBG Brushes

Thank you so much to these awesome companies for allowing us the opportunity to work with such incredible images during the midway!
To help inspire you further down the path of SURROUND YOURSELF with ART, check out the wonderful projects my Design Team had the opportunity to create. Don't forget that I have included a brief synopsis from each of the team members tying their projects into the theme so that you can see how they have interpreted this unique concept. Clicking on each team member's name will take you to their blog where you can check out further details on their inspirational creations...

Tie in to theme:
"I have made a card/picture inspired by a print of a needle felted wall hanging that I saw several years in a row at a local craft show. The piece is very 3D and very large. It was not for sale but even if it was I doubt that I could have afforded it. My eldest daughter surprised me at Christmas with the gift of a framed print of it. The picture is called 'Peace In The Valley' and the artist is Joan Prowse. If anyone is interested here is a link to her web site:"

Tie in to theme:
"I really enjoy horse art whether it be Victorian horse art or wild mustangs running.  I love cowboys loping over hills to women riding sidesaddle in flowery meadows.  Horse shoes, leather saddles, signs, it's all in my house....yes, amongst the Victorian children and angels~ it's a bit eclectic!"

Tie in to theme:
"I created a set of note cards, inspired by the jumbled collection of vintage collection pieces and modern design in my home. I tried to incorporate that mix by adding a bit of modern embellishment to the vintage photos from one of our sponsors, Lunagirl".

Tie in to theme:
"I sprayed three canvases some time back with the same colour Dylusions Ink.  Managed to complete 2 of them and couldn't decide what to do with the third one.  I'm happy to add this one to the other two as it looks much better up on the wall as a set of three!"

Thanks again to my incredible design team! As always, each of them have their own unique styles and ideas which amaze me to no end. Each of these projects has showcased the concept of surrounding oneself with art, in various forms and manners and I hope we have inspired you throughout this challenge. Be sure to go and visit these talented ladies so you can see how their projects tie in to the theme.

Why not join us, if you haven't entered already? Create a project and/or post that is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature and join our link up. If you've opted to follow the theme of surrounding oneself with art, for the chance to win the Most Inspirational prize, 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. Also, don't forget to leave FT after your name so we know to include you in the running for the prize. 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!

Don't Forget...

You have until 11:59 p.m. tonight to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #50.  Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already. Winners for challenge #50 will be posted next Monday if everything goes according to plan. You can find the Top Picks post HERE.

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 find out the impetus behind why I started this challenge 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). Additionally, you can find a quick summary of the details related to this challenge, towards the bottom of the start post. 

 Click HERE to head to the current challenge post & link up!

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 ongoing 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!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Challenge #50 Top Picks: Voting Open September 11th to 18th, 2017

Before we begin, I hope that you will all join me in pausing for a minute to remember and reflect on the devastation that hit New York, the Pentagon and other areas of the United States during the horrific terror attack that took place on September 11, 2001. It has been 16 years since the loss of so many men and woman but the passing of the years does nothing to lesson the sting of such destruction. It also doesn't matter where one lives in the world, as the horror of this day touched billions regardless of their nationality, religion or race.

May the peoples of this world find a way to co-exist peacefully with each other and find their own Path of Positivity to travel on.


While it has been some time since the last challenge, which happened before our summer break, it is now time to get on with showcasing the top picks for Challenge #50.

We were happy to see that 19 people were able to join us during the past challenge. Out of those 19 entries, only two stated that they followed the theme but there were a few more that actually did follow the theme but forgot to add FT after their name. Remember, it is really important to let us know whether or not you followed the theme when you link up so that you can be included in the draw for the Most Inspirational Creation. We would hate to see you miss out on the chance for the prize and honour; so, be sure to add FT after your name if you in fact followed the theme.

Right now, it is time to get on with showcasing the seven projects and/or write-ups that touched the team the most. In case you are new and wondering why seven and not the typical three, four or even five? Any time that we have more than 14 entries, we have a top seven. We have always strived to be a bit different over here on the Path of Positivity and this is just another way to do so. Additionally, seven is a spiritual number and thus right in the wheelhouse of the vibe we are looking to project; so, seven it is when enough people join in.

Thus, without further ado, please let me introduce you to the Top Picks for Challenge #50...

Congrats Ladies... 

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick in this challenge, 
you are entitled to a special Challenge #50 Top Pick Badge.
Please feel free to grab a copy for your blog...


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. Please be sure to go and check out the entries first and not just make your choices off of the thumbnails. Then, let us know who your favourite choice is by placing your vote below using the Linky Tools feature. Once you have made your decision, why not go back and let them know how they inspired you.

 Good luck everyone!

Voting open for 7 days:
September 11th to
September 18th
Path of Positivity--Challenge #50 Top Picks
Please click "like" to vote for your favourite entry for Challenge #50 out of the entries listed below. One vote per IP address please. Please note that you can get a better idea of what the project/post looks like by visiting each participant first. To do so, simply click the names below the thumbnails to be taken to the person's blog.

Link Up Below: