Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Summer Break

Hello there folks! In case you missed it, I just published the winner announcement for Challenge #59. It was supposed to be done at the end of June but alas, life once again interfered with those particular plans. If interested, you can scroll down one post to find it.

During that post the last week of June, I was also supposed to mention that we would be going on break for the summer. Thus, apologies to anyone who has been wondering where we've been.

Over the last couple of years, we have made the decision to take both July and August off for the following reasons:
  1. Since it is summer time here in North America, many of our players are out of the house and enjoying the warmer weather;
  2. My hard working Design Team deserves a little bit of time off; and 
  3. It gives me the opportunity to do some catching up with everything I'm always so far behind on by mid year.
Now if you are waiting on the Top Picks and Winner Announcement from our June challenge, we'll be back with those posts in September, taking place during the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month in their regular spots.

I truly hope that you will all continue to support us when we return on September 3rd for our next challenge. We will be continuing with our year long study into colour at that time.

For the time being, I really hope that those of you living in the northern hemisphere are all enjoying your summer and for those of you in the southern hemisphere, I hope that your winter isn't too difficult.

Take care everyone, stay walking on your own Path of Positivity if you can and we'll see you all again real soon.

Winners & Design Team Delights for Challenge #59--Opt. Theme: CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR(S)

Oh dear me. It is a good thing that we're on hiatus right now (for both July and August) which I was supposed to announce when I did this winner announcement...oh...back at the end of June. Goodness, life just keeps throwing up roadblocks in front of me but I'm FINALLY able to pop in and announce the winners for Challenge #59.

I'm so very sorry for those of you who have been left waiting and wondering what has happened to us. We tend to take at least one month off a year and the last couple of years it has been two. I'll post an additional reminder once I've finished this post. At least one good thing, with being off for two months, hopefully I'll manage to get us back on our proper time line when we get back--'hopeful' being the operative word. ;)

Anyway, time to get back to our announcement. Without further ado, here are the choices...

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 The people have spoken and their choice for Challenge #59 is... 

Sharon, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #59. Please feel free to copy your badge below...

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

Jennifer, you have won a $15 gift certificate from Luna Girl, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #59.

Jennifer, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #59 which you can find below...

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

NanaConnie, you have won three digital images of your choice from SheepSki Designs, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #59.
NanaConnie, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #59 which you can find below...

Big Congrats to...

  sharon, jennifer & nanaconnie

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

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 10 people who took the time to join along our Path during the month of May for Challenge #59Check out the entries that really caught our attention...

Sharon--chosen by Pippa...

Pippa said this:
"My DT Delight is Sharon. She gave herself a challenge in the colour choice and smashed it. I admire her use of all those pretty die cuts to frame her image, a talent I wish I had!"

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

Jennifer--chosen by Katrina and Helen...

Katrina had this to say:
""My DT Delight is Jennifer. I just love all the dimension and added textures. The thoughtful sentiment is sure to bring comfort and peace! Just beautiful!"

Helen said this:
"My DT Delight is also Jennifer. A powerful sentiment and a great combination of colours and die cuts."

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

Priya--chosen by Julie & Suze...

Julie had this to say:
"My DT Delight is 
Priya. Being a music lover, I found this music-themed project delightful."

Suze said this:
"My DT Delight is also Priya. Being a music lover this one really appealed to me. The colours used are beautiful and the layout is pleasing to the eye."

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

Creative Congratulations to you all!

Thank you to those who played on our Pathway during the month of May. As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

Sharon, Jennifer and Priya

  You are 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. 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#59-DT Delight Digi Request". I'm always running rather behind these days, so your patience is appreciated.

Additionally, you are entitled to the special Challenge #59 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...

So as mentioned earlier, we are on summer break right now but will be back in September. I hope that you will join us again at that time. Also, please note that the top picks for our June challenge will be posted during the second week of September and then the winner announcement will be posted the last week of September as we get back to our regular schedule.

Until we meet again, may your Path be an easy one to travel and if it isn't, may you find the strength to deal with the obstacles in your way!