Monday, January 07, 2019

Challenge #65--Optional Twist: INSPIRATION...January 7 - February 3

Hello everyone and welcome to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! It is a brand new year and we hope that yours has had a positive start to it!

We've made a few important changes for 2019 that we want to share with you before we start the challenge:
  • We will now just have one GUEST SPONSOR each month who will provide the prize for our Random Winner. Scribbles Designs has come on as an on-going sponsor to provide a prize for the project chosen as Most Inspirational for each of our challenges in 2019. Creative Bug Digital SnapShots will continue to provide one image to anyone chosen as a DT Delight.
  • Participants no longer have to follow the optional twist in order to be chosen as Most Inspirational. ALL entries linked up will now qualify for a chance to be chosen as our Random Winner AND our Most Inspirational.
  • Though we will continue to have an optional twist each month, the twists will strictly be for fun or to help you stretch yourself as a designer. There will be no prize associated with following the twist. As such, participants are no longer required to add FT after their name if they have followed the optional twist. 
  • Of course, ALL entries must continue be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Regular types of projects such as birthday cards, or other general type projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes. There MUST be an encouraging or motivational or inspirational vibe to the creation or post.

Since we are not your typical 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. If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and you can find out 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). For your convenience, a summary of the most important rules can now be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'.
Right now, time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...

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 guest sponsor...

We are very pleased to have Ike's Art back as this month's guest sponsor. Here is a refresher of what this company is all about...

Hi there – I am Ike……a nickname that I got hooked with many years ago due to my surname, and in my profession at that time, …… they just loved to give nicknames ☺.

I live in Greece and have a passion for kitties ☺

I am a complete nutter or should I say I’m ‘zany’ hahaha. I have a very strange/sick sense of humour and I must admit I spend a lot of time talking to myself. !! Well, I get more sense out of me.! I reckon in a few years I shall be known as the “crazy cat lady” ☺

I am an artist and have a strange mind when it comes to creating my art. I either go completely true to life… right down to the last hair… or I go totally surreal. I have a passion for all things horror/Gothic etc. I’ve always loved horror films and books and I guess that’s why it creeps into my stuff ! Had I been a bit younger I swear I would have been a Goth……luuuuuv it.  Next time around I am gonna be a witch or a cat ☺
I started my Blog 5 years ago and although I love crafting, my real passion is drawing, and now I just love making digital images.

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Now check out what my amazing design team came up with to inspire you. 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 to head to the page in the Ike's Art store where it can be found.…

using Blossom

using CSI Geek

using Kindness

using Poppy Wreath


My amazing design team continues to outdo themselves! They each have their own unique styles and ideas. Even after all this time, I continue to be amazed by the quality of their projects! Each of these designs has showcased the concept of INSPIRATION uniquely and splendidly and I hope we have inspired you. Be sure to go and visit each team member so you can see how her project further connects to the theme.

So what are you waiting for? 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. Finally, remember that we're trying to create a Path of Positivity so if you have some time, please visit other people participating throughout the month.

I hope to see you back next week when voting will (hopefully) start on the Top Picks for Challenge #64. There will be a separate post detailing those picks where you will have the opportunity to vote on the creation or post that you have found to be the most positive, inspirational or encouraging of the chosen picks.

If you ever have any questions be sure to EMAIL ME or just leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Link Up Below:
If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to let me know by leaving a comment on this post.

Challenge #65--Optional Twist: INSPIRATION
This is the place to link up something that you have created during the month that you consider positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Entries for this challenge will be accepted from January 7th until 11:59 p.m. on February 3rd, 2019.  

Please see above for all the rules and details. If you would like to be a Guest Designer in a future challenge, please add the letters GDT after your name.


ike said...

Really GORGEOUS projects. :-) Thank you very much for having me here again as Sponsor. It's always a delight :-D


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