Hello everyone and welcome to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog! It is the first Monday of the month and it is time for our latest challenge to begin! We hope that you and your families continue to stay healthy during this difficult time in our lives.
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...
CELEBRATE THOSE YOU LOVE
Continuing with the idea of bringing more positivity into your life this year, for our OPTIONAL TWIST this month we want you to create a project to CELEBRATE THOSE YOU LOVE. One might look beyond the traditional Valentine to encompass all those we love and cherish. Of course, this could include Valentine items such as cards, tags, gift bags, etc. but it could also encompass friendships, ideals, pets, or ANY person or thing that we love/cherish. Additionally, this concept could also include new and/or creative ways we interact with our friends/loved ones during the pandemic! Whatever way you choose, show us how you celebrate those most important to you!
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. Additionally, even if a project may qualify as positive, if your post promotes negativity, hatred or anything of an abhorrent nature, your project will be disqualified. Prizes this month include:
- $12 gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps, 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 Bugaboo Stamps join us as this month's guest sponsor. It is time for us to refresh ourselves with the details of this awesome company!
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was ten years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
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 Bugaboo Stamps store where it can be found.…
using Flower Fence element
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 CELEBRATING THOSE YOU LOVE 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. What are some of the ways that you CELEBRATE THOSE YOU LOVE? Do you go out of your way to ensure that your loved ones know how much they mean to you? Do you leave notes, send cards, reach out in other ways to stay connected? The pandemic has made our typical ways of connecting much more difficult. Are there creative ways that you have employed to stay in touch with those who mean the most to you? If you'd like to tell us how you incorporate CELEBRATING THOSE YOU LOVE into your life, 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 #87. 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 February 15th when we'll be back with our midway featuring more great projects made with designs from Bugaboo Stamps 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!
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If you have any problems linking up, please be sure to let me know by leaving a comment on this post.
Ch. #88--Opt. Twist: CELEBRATE THOSE YOU LOVE
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 Feb. 1st until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Feb. 28th, 2021.
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.