Sunday, February 28, 2016

Design Team Delights for Challenge #34--PROSPERITY

First off I need to apologize for anyone who has written an email and is waiting for an answer or for something from me.  I haven't been well this past month and just haven't had the time to check in with the Path of Positivity account.  I am really hoping to get to my mail this week, so as always, thank you for your patience.

Right now, it is time to share our favourite entries for Challenge #34.  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 January for Challenge #34Check out the entries that really caught our attention...
Lidia--chosen by Pippa and Pat...
Here is what Pippa had to say:
"My DT Delight is Lidia R and that amazing calendar. I also liked how she used it as a reminder that prosperity to her is about loving and forgiving all year round."

This is what Pat had to say:
"My DT Delight is Lidia I love the flow of image, colors and embellishments on the calendar page."

To see the details of Lidia's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Asmah--chosen by Katrina and Julie... 

Katrina said this:
"My DT Delight is Asmah.  Asmah's journal page is so beautiful full of color and texture! The quote is so true and the best way to gain prosperity is through independence, intelligence and bravery!  Asmah said she learned this from her mother,"

"Growing up, that's what my Mother has taught me to be independent in order to be successful and someday I will gain the fruit of prosperity that only comes with hard work."
Julie had this to say:
"My DT Delight is #10, Asmah.  I love the design and colors of this, plus her description in her post is very moving."

To see the details of Asmah's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Teresa--chosen by Lisa (that's me)...

My DT Delight this time around is Teresa.  She made a gorgeous unique birthday card using some craft supplies that friends and family members had saved up for her.  I loved how she tied that in with prosperity:"
"Little kindnesses, given at unexpected times and just because someone was thinking of me, are truly marks of a blessed and prosperous life."
Prosperity can come in many ways--the little things are just as important as the bigger ones.

To see the details of Teresa's creation 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 January.  As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

  Lidia, Asmah, and Teresa

  You are all entitled to one image of your choice from our on-going sponsor...

If you are familiar with the Creative Bug Digital SnapShots store, PLEASE NOTE THAT THINGS HAVE CHANGED.   Unfortunately, the website is no longer available.  As such I created a page on the originating blog that lists all of the images available.  Please click HERE to check out the image previews.  I have tried to arrange them into general categories.  Due to the nature of some of these images, they have been repeated in certain applicable categories.  Be sure to click on the watermarks to bring them up into the lightbox for better viewing.  Once you've made your decision, please send me the name of the one image you want and let me know which section it came from.

Additionally, you are entitled to the special Challenge #34 DT Delight Badge. To claim both your digi and the badge (or just one or the other), send your requests to 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, with the subject, "PoP#34-DT Delight Badge and/or Digi Request".   I'm always running rather behind these days, so your patience is appreciated.

Our special yearly prize package will also still be taking place.  Remember, if you are chosen as a DT Delight during any of our challenges, your name will be entered into a draw for some digital goodies.  You get one entry per choice; so, if two members picked your card, you will earn 2 entries, three members 3 entries, etc.  The winner at the time will be notified by email.   The next draw will occur sometime in the summer of 2016.

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you haven't entered already, there is still one week left to join our challenge with the current theme of DESIRE.  You can find the link at the top of the right sidebar. Additionally, I hope to see you all next Monday, March 7th, when we will be back with the start of Challenge #36.  We hope that you will join us then to learn what the newest theme will be.

Monday, February 22, 2016

The People Have Spoken: Winners From Challenge #34

Hello everyone!  It is time to announce the winners from Challenge #34.  Once again we have a tie for Voter's Choice.  Who are all the lucky winners?  Well, let's find out.

Without further ado, here are the choices...

Drum roll, please....BBBbbbrrrrrrrrr pish

 The people have spoken and their choices for Challenge #34 are....

Asmah and Ana Isabel, you will both be getting a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #34.
 In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is...

Teresa, that means that you have won 2 images from The Stamping Boutique (3 if you used a TSB or Glitterbabe image), one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #34.

Teresa, you will also be getting a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #34.
The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by, based on all eligible participants is:

Lidia, you have won a $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs, another of our guest sponsors during Challenge #34.

Lidia, you will also be getting a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #34.
We also have a prize available for a voter who left a comment.  Anyone who left a general comment on all the posts related to Challenge #34 (excluding winners post and DT Delights post) is eligible to receive the prize.  So, if you have commented on the start or midway posts for Challenge #34, Pat's Pondering on Prosperity, or on the Top Picks post for #34, you are eligible.  The more you comment, the more the chances of winning!

Our winner this challenge chosen by

Brenda who left this comment on the start post:
Wonderful creations all around. Hope to have some time to play along this month. Happy New Year!

Brenda, you have won a selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Big Congrats to...


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 #34" to make arrangements to receive your prize and badge (where applicable).  Please note that it may take me several days to get back to you.  Thank you for your patience. 

All entrant's in Challenge #34 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 #34 and would like to receive a free sentiment based on the theme for Challenge #36, which starts Monday, February 1st, please send us an email (link or address above) with the subject line, "PoP#34 Entrant Quote Request for #36".

Since this month has an extra Monday in it, there are still two weeks left to enter into our challenge on DESIRE.  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 coming Sunday for our DT Delights post.  We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Challenge #35--DESIRE: Midway & Voting Reminder

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #35. The theme for this challenge is DESIRE.

The wonderful thing about desire (like many concepts), is that there are so many ways to interpret the word and many ways to apply the concept in our lives.  Be sure to check out Pat's Pondering this month (which you can find HERE) for some more inspiration on the subject.  

 Anyway, now it is time to get on with our midway!

Here are the watermarks and links for the wonderful images that the team worked with for the midway.

From Ike's Art...

Labrador Stick (available in the 'animals' section)!__digi-animals

Snow White  (available in the 'people' section)!__digi-people

Muse 5  (available in the 'people' section)!__digi-people

#940 TruLuv

#A 78 Always Kiss Me Goodnight

#890 Hearts Mason Jar

We are fortunate and blessed to have the chance to work with all these fabulous images during the midway.  Thanks so much to our amazing sponsors.
To help inspire you down the path of DESIRE, check out the wonderful projects most of my Design Team had the opportunity to create.  Clicking on the team members' name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations...

<<<coming soon>>>

Helen N., from Crafting Helen, who is our guest designer this month, shared this beautiful card with us...

So if you haven't entered already, what are you waiting for?  Create a project and/or post that is positive AND relates to the idea of desire, 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 #34.  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 on a selection of the active posts from this month, you have the opportunity to walk away with a small selection of digital papers. To check out all those eligible and cast your vote, click HERE.  Winners for challenge #34 will be posted next Monday.

If you need some additional motivation to help inspire you, I've provided another sentiment on this month's theme (the first is available HERE), free for you to download.


 Left click to bring the image up into the lightbox in its full size and then right click and scroll down to 'save as'.

Credit Notes For This Creation:
© 2015, 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.

Additional Credit and Font Information:

Fonts used 
Click on the font names to take you to a download location.  The first font listed was free and listed for commercial use (with extended licensing) at the time of this creation.   The second font was purchased for commercial use (with extended licensing).  It is my understanding, that I am within my rights to use these fonts in my creations and offer them to others for free.  Always check to make sure the terms haven't changed before using the font on something you sell.  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 wonderful guest sponsors by going over and checking out their work and saying hi if you have the chance.  As mentioned above, this month our guest sponsors are...

Our regular sponsors include...


  If you ever have any questions be sure to EMAIL ME or just leave me a comment.

We look forward to seeing you participate!