Monday, July 05, 2021

Summer Break Reminder

Hello there folks! I'm just popping in with a reminder that we are taking the month of July off. I mentioned it during the posts published in June but figured it would be best to remind everyone in a separate post as well.

Over the last few years, we have made the decision to take time off in the summer and thus will be off for the month of July. We take a break for the following reasons:
  1. Since it is summer time here in North America, Britain, Europe and other locales in the northern hemisphere, many of our players are out of the house and enjoying the warmer weather;
  2. My hard working Design Team deserves a little bit of time off; and 
  3. It gives me the opportunity to do some catching up with everything I'm always so far behind on by mid year.
Now if you are waiting on the Top Picks and Winner Announcement from our June challenge, we'll be back with those posts in August, taking place during the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month in their regular spots.

I truly hope that you will all continue to support us when we return on August 2nd (as long as everything goes according to plan) for our next challenge.

For the time being, I really hope that those of you living in the northern hemisphere are all enjoying your summer and for those of you in the southern hemisphere, I hope that your winter isn't too harsh. I know that while this year is a better year for some, it is still posing certain challenges for others; so, it is my fondest hope that you are able to make the most out of it!

Take care everyone, stay walking on your own Path of Positivity if you can and we'll see you all again real soon.


Winners & Design Team Delights for Challenge #91 -- Opt. Twist: Change Your ENVIRONMENT

Hello to all our wonderful crafting friends! Sorry for the delay in publishing the winner announcement. Jeepers, that is two months in a row that I'm late with this particular post. Our summer break couldn't have come at a better time, as it will allow me to catch up.
And on that note, it is time to present the winners for Challenge #91. I hope that you all continue to stay safe out there in whichever corner of the world you are located!
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 #91 is…
Astrid, you are entitled to receiving a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #91. Please feel free to copy your badge below...

In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is…

#16. VERONIKA (cheiro urgia)

Veronika, 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 2021.

Veronika, you are also entitled to a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #91 which you can find below...

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

Lynn, you have won TWO images from All Dressed Up Stamps, our guest sponsor during Challenge #91.

Lynn, you are also entitled to a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #91 which you can find below... 

Big Congrats to...

astrid, veronika & lynn

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 #91" 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 am currently caught up with any mail received in this account.

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 people who took the time to join along our Path during the month of May for Challenge #91. Out of the 31 entries linked up, check out the ones that really caught our attention...

Astrid--chosen by Katrina…

Katrina said this:
"My DT Delight is Astrid (#05). This is would be such a fun way to change your environment! First off the fantasy of this trip would change things up for most then having this card sitting in your home would bring tons of smiles! Such an adventure here!"
To see the details of Astrid's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Ellie--chosen by Carole…

Carole had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Ellie (#08). Ellie's image and sentiment are perfect together. Such a fun card with those kitties playing the piano so hard, the keys are flying off. Beautifully coloured and with a pretty stencilled background." 

To see the details of Ellie's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Ma-Mi--chosen by Suze…
Suze said this: 
"My DT Delight is Ma-Mi (#28). I like the balance of the card with the beautiful scene on the right and the white space broken with the sentiment on the left. The paper strip separates the two spaces beautifully."

To see the details of Ma-Mi'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 May. As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

   Astrid, Ellie and Ma-Mi

  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#91-DT Delight Digi Request". I'm always running rather behind these days, so your patience is appreciated. I am currently caught up with any mail received in this account.

Additionally, you are entitled to the special Challenge #91 DT Delight Badge which you can find below...
Well, that is it for this one. Don't forget, we are going on summer break. I'll actually be posting a reminder in just a few moments. Then, as long as everything goes according to plan, we'll be back on Monday, Aug. 2nd with our newest challenge.

Do your best to continue stay healthy and positive during this crazy time in our lives and hopefully we'll see you all again soon!!!

Until next time,