Monday, January 28, 2019

Winners & Design Team Delights for Challenge #64--Opt. Theme: SILVER, GOLD & OTHER METALLICS

Hello all my wonderful crafting friends! It is time to present the winners for Challenge #64.  For the first time in the history of this challenge blog, EVERY SINGLE entry followed the optional theme!!! How is that for a Christmas Miracle?! ;)

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.

So, without further ado, here are the choices...

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 The people have spoken and their choice for Challenge #64 is…

Nancy, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #64. Please feel free to copy your badge below...

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

Annie, you have won $15.00 worth of digital images from Sparkle N Sprinkle, our sole guest sponsor during Challenge #64.

Annie, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #64 which you can find below...

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

Mary, you have won $15.00 worth of digital images from Sparkle N Sprinkle, our sole guest sponsor during Challenge #64.

Mary, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #64 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 #64" 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 18 people who took the time to join along our Path during the month of December for Challenge #64Check out the entries that really caught our attention...

Nancy H.--chosen by Pippa...

Pippa said this:
"My DT Delight is Nancy H. I love the combination of the cute figures and the backing paper. Her bow embellishment is gorgeous. "

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

Rosi--chosen by Pat, Julie and Suze...

 Pat had this to say:
 "My DT Delight is Rosi. This advent wreath is a great project and very unique."

Julie said this:
"My DT Delight is also Rosi. This Advent wreath is so pretty, and filled with goodies, as any good advent wreath would be. It's a work of art."

Suze had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Rosi as well. Love that this is such a different take on an advent calendar."

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

Nancy E.--chosen by Katrina...

Katrina said this:
"My DT Delight is Nancy E. So much shine here with her metallic background and the wonderful message is brought to life with those brightly colored kitties! So festive and fun for the holidays!"

To see the details of Nancy E.'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 December. As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

Nancy H., Rosi and Nancy E.

  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#64-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 #64 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...

Well, that is it for this one. If you haven't joined us already, there is still one week left in our current challenge with the optional twist of INSPIRATION. Click HERE for all the details.

We'll be back next Monday with our newest challenge. Until then,

Monday, January 21, 2019

Challenge #65--Opt.Twist: INSPIRATION...Midway

It is the third Monday of the month and that means that it is time to present the midway for Challenge #65.

As we are a unique kind of challenge blog, it is important for you to understand how things work in order to be sure you are eligible to win any of the prizes offered. Please be sure to check out the START POST FOUND HERE for the specific details related to this month's challenge, and you can find out all the general details you need to know in order to participate in the 'Challenge Details' tab (located at the top of the blog). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can now be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'.

Don't forget, we've made some changes to our rules for 2019, including the fact that ALL entries now qualify for the Most Inspirational prize and that the optional twist is simply a way for you to stretch yourself as a designer if you'd like. You can read about all these changes at the top of the START post.
Right now, it is time to continue with our midway. Here is a refresher of the details for our current twist:

Challenge #65

Optional Twist: INSPIRATION

This challenge, our optional twist is a focus on INSPIRATION. If you would like to challenge yourself, create a project to uplift and/or motivate someone in your life. However, remember that the optional twist is just for fun or to help you stretch yourself as a designer.

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Prizes this month include:
  • A $15 gift certificate from Ike's Art, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants.
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Talking of our sponsors...

To learn more about Ike's Art, this month's guest sponsor, be sure to check out the START post; and of course, also pay this generous company a visit.

During the midway, you will also be seeing projects from half of the team using images from Scribbles Designs, one of our on-going sponsors. Scribbles Designs will be providing the prize for the Most Inspirational choice during each challenge in 2019. Please be sure to pop over and check out the amazing images offered up by Sandy Sommerfeld, the designer behind Scribbles Designs.

To help inspire you further down the path of INSPIRATION, check out the wonderful projects my Design Team had the opportunity to create. Clicking on each team member's name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations. If you are interested in purchasing the image featured in a particular creation, you can click on the link indicated below the project…

using #8116 CP Presents and #0157 CP HBDay from Scribbles Designs
You can also find both these items in the full set: #324 Carl Party

using Book of Dreams from Ike's Art

using #A 87 Peek-A-Boo and #0107 Purrfect Day from Scribbles Designs

using Holley’s Brain from Ike's Art 
(Note: This was a limited time Special Event Image that is no longer available)
also using #043 I Can Quote from Scribbles Designs

using #A67 Beautiful Minds Inspire Others from Scribbles Designs

using  Maltese Dog #1 from Ike's Art 
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 INSPIRATION wonderfully and I hope we have inspired you throughout this challenge. Be sure to go and visit these talented ladies so you can see just how their projects tie in to the twist.

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. How about stretching yourself by also opting to follow the twist?! While it isn't mandatory, we'd also love to find out how this month's twist affects your own life. Do you have a story to share on the concept of INSPIRATION? If you'd like to share how you have personally been affected by inspiration, we'd love to hear it. You can write a sentence or two in the body of your post, write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, or simply leave a comment on this post if you'd like.

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! You can find our list of participants and enter our latest challenge yourself by clicking HERE and scrolling down to the bottom of the post.

Please show your support to our wonderful sponsors by going over and checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance. You may also just find an image or two to add your your collection!

Along with Ike's Art, our guest sponsor this challenge, and Scribbles Designs, one of our on-going sponsors, we also have two additional ongoing sponsors including...

Thank you so much to all these awesome companies for their continued support of this challenge blog!

Don't Forget...

You have until 11:59 p.m., EST, Tuesday, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #64.  Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already. Winners for challenge #64 will be posted next week if everything goes according to plan. You can find the Top Picks post HERE.

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

If you ever have any questions be sure to leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Challenge #64 Top Picks: Voting Open January 15 to January 22, 2019


Hello folks! It is time to present the top picks from the last challenge. Since we had 18 entries in Challenge #64 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 #64

Congrats Ladies... 

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick in this challenge, 
you are entitled to a special Challenge #64 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:
January 15
through January 22

Path of Positivity--Challenge #64 Top Picks
Please click "like" to vote for your favourite entry for Challenge #64 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.

Vote Below: