Monday, April 01, 2019

Challenge #68--Opt. Twist: HAPPINESS...April 1-May 5

Hello everyone and welcome to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! Apologies for publishing a bit later than usual this evening. Not only is it one of those months where all three of the challenges I take care of converge on the same day for posting but I was on the phone earlier this afternoon with my best friend who just found out that her father has been given two to four weeks to live. This is such devastating news and it has thrown me for a loop. Her dad has dealt with health problems over the last several years and is currently in the hospital but this news was not expected. I would ask that those of you who pray, to please send up a special prayer of comfort for Laurie and her family as they adjust to this news. It is a bit ironic that the twist this month is happiness considering what her family is dealing with. However, at the same time, one can only hope that even during such shattering news, her family can share in some happy moments together in the time they have left with their patriarch.

Now, it is time to continue on with the reason you are all here. It is the first Monday of a brand new month so it is time for our latest challenge to begin! 

As mentioned in January, we've made a few important changes for 2019. If this is your first visit here this year and you'd like to read up on those changes, click HERE. You can find them towards the top of that 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, it is time to get down to the business of our latest challenge. Here is what you need to know...

Challenge #68

Optional Twist: HAPPINESS

This challenge, our optional twist is a focus on HAPPINESS. If you would like to challenge yourself, create a project designed to spread the message of happiness.

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, remember that regular types of projects such as birthday cards, or other general type projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes UNLESS they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Prizes this month include:

  • A $10 gift certificate from Limited Runs, 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 Limited Runs join us as this month's guest sponsor. It is time for us to refresh ourselves with the details of this awesome company!
    Limited Runs is a great little shop for all your digital needs. We have tons to play with and even better, they are all set up for those on a budget, with almost all images for only $2.00 and lots of hidden sets and deals in the shop to save you money!!! Who doesn't like to save $$$. We have a huge Collection for the Holidays and also lots of other cuties and not so cute images. We also have cupcakes, coffee, and for those that like the darker side, monsters and even a eyeball cupcake.

    Limited Runs is now on Facebook  too with a Freebie for every 50 Followers.
    We also have a Monthly Progressive Challenge running as well. Read all about it here:

    The Challenge itself is on Facebook but don't worry if you don't have Facebook. You can email me a link to your site showcasing your project using the image and I will add you into the challenge so you can win too. The Progressive challenge works in 3 rounds; so, there is a freebie available every 1st round. Just email me if you want to play.

    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 Limited Runs store where it can be found.…

    using Mini Bird with Balloon 1 (Category: Birds - Mini)

    using Lighthouse 1 (Category: New Images)

    using Little Fairy Shack (Category: Backgrounds)

    using Movie Cupcake (Category: Cupcakes)

    using Cactus (Category: Flowers)


    My incredible design team continues to distinguish themselves! They each have their own notable style and imaginative vision. Even after all this time, I continue to be astonished by the degree of excellence in  their work! Each of these designs has showcased the concept of HAPPINESS 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 HAPPINESS? If you'd like to share how you have personally been affected by happiness, 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 #67. 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.

    Then, be sure to join us again on April 15th when we'll be back with our midway featuring more great projects made with designs from Limited Runs along with some projects made with images from Scribbles Designs, one of our on-going sponsors.

    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 #68--Optional Twist: HAPPINESS
    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 April 1st until 11:59 p.m. (EST) on May 5th, 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.

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