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!

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