Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Winners & Design Team Delights for Challenge #70-Opt. Twist: ENCOURAGEMENT

 Hello to all our wonderful crafting friends! Sorry I'm a day late with presenting the winners for Challenge #70. I was stuck at a medical appt. for over 4 hours last evening and by the time we finally made it home, it was time to start dinner!

But I'm here today and the winner announcement is the first thing on my to do list so it is time to get started. 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 #70 is…

Diane, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #70. Please feel free to copy your badge below...

 In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is…

Sue, you have won ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, our on-going sponsor providing a prize for the project chosen as Most Inspirational for each of our challenges in 2019.


Sue, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #70 which you can find below...

The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by Random.org), 
based on all eligible participants is…


AJ, you have won THREE images from SheepSki Designs, our guest sponsor during Challenge #70.


AJ, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #70 which you can find below...

Big Congrats to...

  DIANE, Sue & AJ

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 #70" to make arrangements to receive your prize. Let me know which category you won (Most Inspirational or Random Winner) and also the prize value and sponsor. 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. I can say that I am caught up with any mail received in this account. Of course, that is easy because I haven't received any requests for prizes for a few months now. Not sure if people just aren't coming back to check, aren't interested in claiming their prizes or I'm not getting some mail. I did test my account to make sure that I'm receiving messages, so I'm definitely a bit perplexed.

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 25 people who took the time to join along our Path during the month of June for Challenge #70Check out the entries that really caught our attention...

Carole--chosen by Suze…

Suze said this:
"My DT Delight is Carole J (#23). A lovely use of colour and a gorgeous background. The effectiveness of the black and white on top of the coloured background really made this piece stand out for me."

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

AJ--chosen by Pippa…

 Pippa had this to say:
"My DT Delight is AJ (#8). I just love the build up of the different windows to go with the die cut words. Great design."

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

Joy--chosen by Julie…

Julie said this:
"My DT Delight is Joy (#12). The splash of color against the paint palette, coupled with the sentiment makes for a striking card."

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

Deanne--chosen by Pat…

 Pat had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Deanne (#2). Love the dimension she gets by popping out those pastel butterflies!"

To see the details of Deanne'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 June. As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

Carole, AJ, Joy and Deanne

  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#70-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 #70 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...

Well, that is it for this one.  If everything goes according to plan, we'll be back next Monday with our newest challenge. Hope to see you then!!!

Until next time,

Monday, August 19, 2019

Challenge #71-Opt. Twist: RELAXATION...Midway

Hey folks! Welcome back to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! It is the third Monday of the month and that means that it is time to present the midway for Challenge #71.

However, just before we start, I wanted to let you all know that one of our team members Helen has decided to step down. I really hate to see Helen go. She has been with us for 2 & 1/2 years and I have loved each and every project that this talented designer has created for this blog. Helen, I wish you all the best my dear. You will most definitely be missed! Please join me in saying goodbye to Helen and wishing her the absolute best as she moves on to new adventures in her life!!!

Also, I wanted to let you all know that another of our team, Katrina, is very ill right now. Prayers and positive thoughts for this wonderful woman, would be greatly appreciated.

With the loss of Helen and the temporary loss of Katrina, we are down to a skeleton crew here on The Path of Positivity BUT the quality of the projects we do have is always fabulous.

Now back to the challenge. 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, by clicking on 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'.
Right now, it is time to continue with our midway. Here is a refresher of the details for our current twist:

Challenge #71

Optional Twist: RELAXATION

This challenge, our optional twist is a focus on RELAXATION. If you would like to challenge yourself, create a project designed to send someone a message to help them relax and rejuvenate or a project that depicts relaxation in some manner.

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, remember that general types of  projects/posts will not qualify for the prizes UNLESS they are also positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. Prizes this month include:
  • The A Taste of Summer Kit (preview below), a digital scrapbooking kit from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, 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 Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, this month's guest sponsor, be sure to check out the START post; and of course, also pay this 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.

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. For this challenge, DT members have used items from the A Taste of Summer Kit by Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. If you are interested in purchasing the kit, you can find it in the Scribble Designs Store by clicking HERE. Additionally, each team member has also used an item or two from Scribbles Designs (SD). If you are interested in purchasing any SD images featured in a particular creation, you can click on the link indicated below the project…



also using #054 To the Beach


also using #305 Carlos Carl

also using #931 Kayak


Thanks again to my fabulous design team! As always, each of them have their own exceptional approaches and concepts which impress me to no end. Each of these creations has demonstrated the theme of RELAXATION admirably and I hope we have encouraged you throughout this challenge to come up with your own piece of handiwork. 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 RELAXATION?  If you'd like to share a story about ways that you encourage relaxation in your own life and/or for those around you, 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 (or the start 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!

This month, Décosse's Dynamite Doodles serves as both our guest sponsor for this challenge as well as also being one of our on-going sponsors. Scribbles Designs, continues to be one of our on-going sponsors, and we also have one additional ongoing sponsor...

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., EDT, Tuesday, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #70. Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already. Winners for challenge #70 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!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Challenge #70 Top Picks: Voting Open August 12 to August 19, 2019


Hello folks!  I hope that your Path this past week has had lots of positive moments along the route.

It is time to present the top picks from the last challenge. Since we had 25 entries in Challenge #70 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 always strive 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 #70

Congrats Ladies... 

As a participant who has been chosen as a Top Pick in this challenge, 
you are entitled to a special Challenge #70 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:
 August 12th
through August 19th

Path of Positivity--Challenge #70 Top Picks
Please click "like" to vote for your favourite entry for Challenge #70 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: