Sunday, March 30, 2014

Design Team Delights for Challenge #11

It is the last Sunday of the month, and while normally this post would go out the day before the next challenge starts, this month has five Mondays in it so I've decided to post it now.  Hope that doesn't confuse anyone.

With that being said, it is time for my Design Team to share their favourite entries for Challenge #11.  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 everyone who took the time to join along our Path during the month of February for Challenge #11.   While it is always a difficult decision, each team member managed to find a particular entry that really caught their attention.  Take a look...  
Jen--chosen by Pat...
This is what Pat had to say:
"My choice is Jen, who wrote:"
"This little canvas started out its life as a paint by numbers painting project for a child - I bought it only because I wanted the cute little easel that it came with…”
"I love how her mixed media canvas makeover came out-the whites and pearls and shine all blend together to create a beautiful canvas." 

To see the details of Jen's card and read more of what she had to say, click HERE.
Jose--chosen by Monica and Suze...
Here is what Monica had to say:
"I love vintage cards and this one has great layers and images. Just an overall great "LOVE" card."
Suze had this to say:
"I love how this card has such a timeless feel to it - as though it has been in a box of treasured items for many many years."
To see Jose's card, click HERE.
Lynne--chosen by Sandy and Vicky...
Vicky had this to say:
"My DT delight would be Scrapbook Lynne Mizera for something she said in her post": 
"...But something Lynn posted on the Challenge YOUrself site resonated with me... that it's NOT about what WE think we look like, it's about how our family and loved ones see us at that particular moment in time... and I  know my loved ones don't seem to see me through the same critical eyes I  seem to see myself with..."
"To me this is most profound and really touches me because I always judge myself when looking in the mirror... and I probably don't love myself the way I should... and yes we should really look at ourselves with the eyes of love that other people use for us." 
Sandy was moved by the same passage as Vicky and had this to add:
"Lynne's statement resonates so boldly with myself and I’m sure many others.  For her to ‘see’ past that and embrace herself – that is awesome."

To see the details of Lynne's scrapbook page and read more of what she had to say, click HERE.
Gloria--chosen by Desíre...
Here is what Desíre had to say:
"My design team delight choice is a card created by Gloria.  It is just such a beautiful card with wonderful detail inside and out and it reflects her love for her granddaughter who is turning 18." 
To see the details of Gloria's card and read more of what she had to say, click HERE.
Susan--chosen by Lynda...
Lynda had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Susan's wonderful card using that adorable image featuring two cats that are for sure in love.  I really like the depth she got by printing the images twice and popping one up.  These critters really showcase the bond of love that can be had between our furry friends."

 To see the details of Susan's card and read more of what she had to say, click HERE.
D~ --chosen by Lisa (that's me)...
My pick is for a card that almost made it into our top seven.  To me this is just a cool card.  There is something about it that really calls out to me.  I love the staggered hearts on the front and what a cool idea to just emboss the edge of the inside where it overlaps.  D~ has definitely inspired me to try this idea out in a future card of my own.

To see the details of D~'s card and read more of what she had to say, click HERE.

 Creative Congratulations to all of you!

Thank you to everyone who played on our Pathway during the month of February.  As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.  Now if you were chosen as a DT Delight, then we have a special treat for you.   Not only are you eligible for a special DT Delight badge, we will also be having a draw at the end of our first year for a special package of digital goodies.  So, if you are chosen as a DT Delight during any of our challenges, your name will be entered into the draw.  You get one entry per choice; so, if two members picked your card, you will earn 2 entries, three members 3 entries, etc.  The draw will take place around the anniversary of when the Path of Positivity came into existence which will put the draw date sometime in April 2014.  The winner at the time will be notified by email.  In the interim you are more than welcome to copy your framed card above and add it to your blog to share with all your readers; and, don't forget to email me at popwinners {at} gmail {dot} com (be sure to replace at and dot with the appropriate symbols) or by clicking HERE to bring the address up in your email program, for a copy of the special Challenge #11 DT Delight Badge.  I'm always running a bit behind these days, so your patience is appreciated.

Thank you for stopping by today.  We will be back next Monday, April 7th to start Challenge #13.  We hope that you will join us then to learn what the newest theme will be.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The People Have Spoken: Winners From Challenge #11

It is time to announce the winners from Challenge #11.  So, without further ado, here they are...

Drum roll, please....BBBbbbrrrrrrrrr pish

The people have spoken and their choice for Challenge #11 is....
Gloria, you have won your choice of ten images from Creative Bug Digital Stamps.
Gloria, you will also be getting a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #11.
In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is...
Lynne, you have won your choice of three images from Ike's Art.
Lynne, you will also be getting a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #11.
  The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by, based on all eligible participants is:
Deonna, you have won your choice of three images from Scribbles Designs, our guest sponsor during Challenge #11.

Deonna, you will also be getting a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #11.
We also have a prize available for a random voter who left a comment.

 The random winner for this challenge (chosen by Mini Web Tool), based on all eligible participants is:

Kris with her comment:
Well LISA... my goodness, this is the first time I've seen this blog ~ I must have missed your badge/link on your personal blog before! OOPS! This looks like a fabulous challenge blog. ♥it!! Keep up the great work and I just put in my very first vote *Ü* WOOT! Have a sunshiney day!!
Kris, you have won a selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Big Congrats to...

Gloria, Lynne, Deonna & Kris

Please click HERE to send us an email with the subject, "WINNER PoP Challenge #11" to make arrangements to receive your prize and badge (where applicable).  Please note that it may take me a few days to get back to you.  Thank you for your patience. 

All entrant's in Challenge #11 are entitled to a special digital sentiment based on the theme for the upcoming challenge.  So, if you were one of the individuals who entered Challenge #11 and would like to receive a free sentiment based on the theme for Challenge #13, which starts Monday, April 7th, please click HERE to send us an email with the subject line, "PoP#11 Entrant Quote Request for #13".

Since we have an extra Monday in March, there are two weeks left to enter into this month's challenge on THOUGHTFULNESS.  Click HERE for details.  If you haven't linked up already, I hope that you will consider coming over to play with us.  As always, we'd love to have you join our Path!

Don't forget to join us this Sunday for our DT Delights post.  Until then, 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Challenge #12--Midway Reflection & Voting Reminder

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #12. The theme for this challenge is all about THOUGHTFULNESS. Today I am going to share a little introspection with you all that I am also presenting on my own personal blog in my "Motivational Monday" feature.


 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
~Margaret Mead
Isn't it amazing when people come together and connect and when the love, compassion and humanity that is a part of all of us, somehow opens up and allows great things to happen? Well, it begins with the actions of being thoughtful, kind, considerate, caring and respectful of others.  When we allow ourselves to open up and reflect these actions in our everyday life, the effects can be amazing.

Being thoughtful doesn't take a lot of effort or even money.  A simple thank you when someone does something special for you, saying a few kinds words to lift someone's spirits or simply assisting someone out of the goodness of your heart, are all ways you can be thoughtful.  As Pat mentioned in her Pondering for this month, "How many times have you commented on a person’s hair style, clothing, artwork or project and seen them stand up taller or beam with delight?".  Wouldn't it be wonderful to see more of the people in your world standing a little straighter or lighting up the room with their smile because of simply taking a moment to make a difference in that person's life by doing something thoughtful?  The great thing is that not only does your kindness affect that person, but they are more likely to keep spreading the joy to others they meet up with throughout their day.  Additionally, being thoughtful on an on-going basis also helps to form and change your own attitude, moulding you into a better version of yourself.

The bottom line is try to be thoughtful wherever, whenever and however you can.  You'll be amazed at the difference you see not only in those around you but also within yourself. 
To help inspire you down the path of thoughtfulness, check out the wonderful projects a few of my Design Team had the opportunity to create...
Vicky has chosen to use Blossom, from Ike's Art.   This is such a pretty floral spray of some delicate blossoms.  If you are interested in purchasing this beautiful image, click on the watermark to head over to its location in Ike's store.  It is located within the 'Flowers' section.!__digi-flowers/productsstackergalleryv21=11
Lynda has chosen to use an image from our second regular sponsor, Creative Bug Digital SnapShots.  This beautiful digital is called Hearts Bouquet.  If you are interested in purchasing this image, click on the watermark to head over to the Valentine's section on the Special Occasions page in Naomi's store.
Pat has incorporated one of Ike's images into her midway project.  She has used a fabulous image, called Muse 6.  If you are interested in purchasing this image, click on the watermark to head over to its location in Ike's store.  It is located within the 'People' section.!__digi-people/productsstackergalleryv21=16
Next up, we have two projects from...
In the first, Monica has chosen to use an image from Ike's Art.   This pretty scene is called Greek Window.  If you are interested in purchasing this image, click on the watermark to head over to its location in Ike's store.  It is located within the 'My Latest Designs' section.!__digital-art-stamps/productsstackergalleryv20=81
Here is Monica's second project...
For this one, Monica has chosen to use an image and a sentiment from our guest sponsor this month, Pickled Potpourri Designs.  The flowers are the beautiful Dahlia image and the sentiment is from the beautiful set called, Today.  Clicking on each of these images will take you to their location in the store.

Sandy also worked with an image and sentiment from Pickled Potpourri Designs.  Both of them are from the Today set.  

I even managed to get a project done for this month's midway...

I too used images from Pickled Potpourri Designs.  I used the same image as Monica, the Dahlia one and then used the same sentiment as Sandy from the Today set.
Finally, that leaves our...
Mandy, from Made By Mandy, who is our guest designer this month, created this cool card...
Mandy chose to use an image from Ike's Art for her midway project.  This reflective image is called Cognitive Thoughts.  Another fabulous image for a thoughtful card.  If you are interested in purchasing this funky image, click on the watermark to head over to its location in Ike's store.  It is also located within the 'My Latest Designs' section.!__digital-art-stamps/productsstackergalleryv20=16

 Clicking on the team members name (or in the case of our GDT, the blog name) will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations!
So if you haven't entered already, what are you waiting for?  Create a project and/or post that is positive AND relates to thoughtfulness, provide an explanation of how your project and/or post relates to the theme somewhere in your post or come over and leave a comment with the explanation.  Easy, peasy!  You can enter our latest challenge by clicking HERE.

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!

If you are new to this unique challenge, you can find out the impetus behind why I started it under the 'Introductions' tab and 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).

Don't Forget...

You still have until 11:55 p.m. tonight, to vote on your favourite entry for Challenge #11.  Voting is quick, easy and painless so I hope you will consider casting your vote if you haven't already.  Don't forget, if you leave a comment after voting, you have the opportunity to walk away with a selection of digital papers created especially with your interests in mind. To check out the Top Seven and cast your vote, click HERE.  Winners for challenge #11 will be posted next Monday.

If you need some motivation to get you started, I've provided another sentiment, free for you to download:
Credit Notes For This Creation:
© 2014, Lisa L. Décosse.  PUO.  However, you are allowed to use the sentiment on handmade projects that you intend to sell on a small scale basis provided credit is given. You also need to include a credit note and a link to this blog should you use any of my images in your creations and post them on your blog. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with my full terms of use found in the 'Download Instructions & T.O.U.' tab at the top of this page.  Of important note:  Please do not share my images with family, friends, etc. Additionally, do not post any images to file sharing services like Box®, 4-Shared®, etc. Instead, please direct people to my blog so they can grab the image for themselves. If you would like to post a watermarked version of the image, please contact me to obtain one. 

This word art creation is in png format and published at 300 ppi. It is quite large in order to accommodate different programs that people work with.   If you are a card maker you can always resize it smaller without distorting the quality.

Font and Image Information:

Click on the font name to take you to a download location.  This font was listed as free for commercial use at the time this project was made.and as such, it is my understanding, that I am within my rights to use this font in my creations and offer them to others.  Please refer to my full terms of service for what you can and cannot do with this digital creation.

Whether you are new and need to familiarize yourself with all the details,  or a returning participant and just need to refresh yourself, you can always find out everything you need to know in order to enter this challenge in the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page. You can enter the challenge by clicking HERE to take you to the current challenge post where you can also find a quick summary of the details related to this challenge, towards the bottom of the post. 

Please show your support to our fabulous sponsors by going over and checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance.  In addition to Pickled Potpourri Designs, our guest sponsor for the month...

...we also have our regular sponsors:


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We look forward to seeing you participate!