Monday, May 04, 2020

Challenge #80--Opt. Twist: FURRY OR FEATHERY FRIENDS...May 4─May 31

Hello everyone and welcome to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! While our world continues to stay in a state of flux, there are signs that the curve is flattening in many areas. With a little more patience I believe that very SLOWLY, we will start to see things returning to some semblance of normal. Even though things are starting in the right direction we need to be cautious that we don't go too fast or we'll just end up back where we were a month ago. The struggles of so many people are very real but hopefully even small changes and improvements will help to shine a little sunshine back into our lives.

This brings me to an inspirational quote that I want to share this month:

Above the clouds, 
The SUN is shining,

We just have to do our best to stay positive during this difficult time as it will help to keep our stress levels lower. Something we really need to keep in check right now. Once again, I send love and prayers to you and yours and hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy.

Now it is time to continue with the reason why you are all here today. It is the first Monday of the month, it is time for our latest challenge to begin!

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 also 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 #80

Optional Twist:


This challenge, our optional twist is a focus on FURRY OR FEATHERY FRIENDS. Animals can be such a comfort in our lives--especially during this time when so many of us are isolated from our extended family and friends. This month create a project that honours the furry or feathery friends that surround you, whether in your home or in nature.

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: 
  • A $10 gift certificate from Oddball 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 Oddball Art join us as this month's guest sponsor. It is time for us to refresh ourselves with the details of this wonderful company!
Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love are the perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge.   As a lover of all things dark, whimsical, sweet & spooky, Lizzy throws in the bubblegum goth with a touch of glam, punk rock zombie and Kawaii kitten!   From the big eyed beauties with a bittersweet sadness to the creepy little cuties with their adorable madness, she sprinkles them all over with Ziggy's stardust & the candy mans pop rocks to give you unique, slightly odd, one of  a kind images that you won't find anywhere else.  Whether you are looking for the dark and dismal, the cutsie-wootsie or anything in between;  at Oddball Art you will find what you're looking for and these whimsical stamps will leave you longing for more.   Go to and be sure to sign up to the Creepy Cute Chronicles newsletter, it goes out every Friday night and includes a free image download in every issue.
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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 Oddball Art store where it can be found.…

My wonderful design team continues to outdo themselves time and time again! They each have their own style and clever interpretation of the twist. Even after all this time, I continue to be astounded by the scope of greatness in their work! Each of these artful conceptions has showcased the notion of FURRY OR FEATHERY FRIENDS exceptionally 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 twist.

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 any FURRY OR FEATHERY FRIENDS that are important in your life? It is incredible how much a cuddle with an animal or stroking their fur can help to calm ourselves and bring joy. If you'd like to tell us about the animals in your own life or how you are affected by animals in general, 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] begin on the Top Picks for Challenge #79. 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 May 18th when we'll be back with our midway featuring more great projects made with designs from Oddball Art along with 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.


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 May 4th until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on May 31st, 2020

SEVEN entries MAX. Please click on the 'Challenge Details' tab located at the top of the blog to see all the rules. A summary of the most important rules can also be found in the right sidebar under the heading 'General Rules'. 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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