Monday, May 27, 2013

The People Have Spoken: Winner's From Challenge #1

Yes.  I admit it.  I am a tad late getting this post written.  I've been working so hard trying to tweak this new blog to get it ready for advertising on Feline Playful, getting feedback and making some changes for future challenges, that I've put off posting the winners for the first one.  While more details will follow on the new changes being implemented very soon, I can let you know who the winners are from our inaugural event..

Drum roll, please....BBBbbbrrrrrrrrr pish

The people have spoken and their choice for the first ever win on the Path of Positivity is.....

with this inspirational entry on the blessings of friendship... 
Desire you have won your choice of 10 images from Creative Bug Designs.

  Now I am also choosing an entry that I deem the most inspirational of the bunch.  Soon this will be up to the DT coming on shortly but for now it is all up to me.

So, in the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is...

 With this cool painting and wonderfully inspiring post...

Lisa you have won your choice of 3 images from Ike's Art.

 The random winner for this challenge, based on all remaining participants is:


Mandy you have won a Digital Designer Paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

(Tee. Hee.  My very first sponsorship.  Who cares that I am sponsoring my own challenge.)

 Now. I've seen the generator embedded in other blog posts but I can't figure out how to copy it.  I even tried putting in the source code of the frame in HTML but it just gave me the original frame and not the generation of the winning entry.  Therefore, I ended up printing the screen and then pasting it into Publisher, cropping all the extraneous info out and saving the image as a gif.  So, if any of you lovely people are giggling because there is a much easier way to accomplish this, I would be ever so grateful for the assistance.  Please  EMAIL ME if you have the time.
Big Congrats to...

  Desire, Lisa M, & Mandy

Please EMAIL ME to make arrangements to receive your prize.
You will also receive badges but you'll have to wait a little longer for those.

Now another idea I have been toying with is to offer up a positive quote for everyone who enters each challenge.   In future months this quote will give you clues to the next month's theme but for now it is just a basic quote on positivity.  So, if you entered the first challenge and would like the word art for the quote:

You can't live a positive life with a negative mind.  ~Author Unknown

Please EMAIL ME with the subject line, "PoP Challenge #1 Entrant Quote".

Oh and what do you think of the new look?  My wonderful friend Heather Dennis, the owner of Fresh Brewed Designs created the lovely banner that you see above so I had to change the blog's appearance to match.  I'm quite happy with the new look and I hope that you guys like it too.

I think I've covered everything I'm supposed to.  Don't forget to stay tuned as I will be making some changes regarding themes, voting and prize allocation.  We've got an additional sponsor coming on each month for the remainder of 2013, so that means more prizes.

May you day overflow with positivity!

Monday, May 06, 2013

Challenge #2: May 6 - Jun 2, 2013

It is time for Challenge #2.

If you need to familiarize yourself with the all the details for what types of projects are accepted, please be sure to check out the 'Challenge Details' tab at the top of the page.  You'll find everything you need to know in order to enter this challenge right there.

I've provided a quick summary below.  Please note that dates and times listed are for this particular challenge only:
  • Each Path of Positivity challenge will remain open for a full month.  Entries for this challenge will be accepted from May 6th to June 2nd.
  • Link up your inspirational post below using Inlinkz. You will be able to submit your link up to 11:59 p.m. on June 2nd.
  • When you link up, leave a comment summarizing what it is about your post that you feel is inspirational  / positive / motivational. 
  • Don't forget to come back throughout the month and visit others that have participated.
  • Voting for this challenge will begin Monday, June 3rd at 12:00 a.m. You will then have until Sunday, June 9th at 11:59 p.m. to vote on the creation or post that you have found to be the most inspirational of the bunch.  Be sure to leave a comment telling us what it was that inspired you.
  • There will be a prize of ten digital images for the person who receives the most votes during the month, another prize of three digital images (the way in which this prize will be won is yet to be determined) and a prize for a random draw.  
If you need some motivation to get you started, I've provided a quote for you.  You can find it either in the Welcome post of this blog or over on my personal blog in today's post by clicking HERE.

We look forward to seeing you participate!

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

Inlinkz collection begins below:

Voting For Challenge 1 Currently Underway!

Voting has now closed and a winner will be announced shortly.

While this challenge blog is brand new, the Path of Positivity challenge has already been up and running for the past month.  The first challenge took place over at my personal blog Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  I just felt going forward, that it would be better for the challenge to have its own home.

If you would like to check out all the entries for the first challenge and help determine the winner by voting on your favourite.  Click HERE and it will take you to the current challenge page.  If you do vote, please leave a comment letting us know what it was that inspired you to vote for your favourite.  If you are uncomfortable about revealing who you chose, that is fine.  Just tell us in general why you made your choice.

May you day overflow with positivity!

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When creating new blogs on Blogger, we no longer have the option of adding followers through Google Friends Connect at all.  Therefore, I'd love for you to follow me on Bloglovin'.

This way you will stay up date with all of the latest challenges.

Update:  My bad.  Apparently, Google just switched GFC from the regular gadgets section to the extra ones and I missed it.  You now have the option of following the blog both ways.

If you are not yet a follower, what is stopping you?  You can find the 'follow me' link of your choice at the top of the left sidebar.

Hope to see your smiling face there soon!


In this day and age, we are continually bombarded with images that leave us empty: murder, war, terrorism, natural disaster, intolerance, hatred... the list could go on and on. Our world is a place of ever increasing negativity it seems. It doesn't matter whether we turn on the television, listen to the news, read the paper or just chat with friends. Odds are we will end up walking away feeling a sense of despair. Many of us ask where the good has gone when we take in all the horrors that surround us. Some days the bad just seems to outweigh the good we see in this world. However, we don't have to go very far to see the miracles of daily life that abound.

From the way the sun warms our face on a cold day, to the embrace of a loved one; from the way a butterfly brushes our cheek during a summer walk, to the sounds of the birds chirping in the trees--we are surrounded with beauty, majesty and love. The problem, I believe, is that we have just become too jaded from all the negativity in the world, our community, sometimes even our own backyard, to see the good, that in spite of everything, subsists.

Morality and justice continue to exist. We just need to look a little harder to see it. We need to rub the disillusion from our eyes that has clouded our vision in order to see the joy this world even now has to offer.

To that end, I have been inspired to create a place where I can come to see projects or posts that provide help, hope, courage, love, forgiveness, peace, motivation, encouragement, etc. A place to come especially on those days when the woes of the world just seem too much to bear. This is a place I would like to share with others who feel as I do. Therefore, welcome to the 'Path of Positivity Challenge' -- a different sort of challenge blog designed to inspire, nurture and provide support for the soul by creating a positive path to follow, one project or post at a time!

I have included this information in the 'Introduction' tab above.  You will also find tabs for the "Challenge Details', our amazing 'Sponsors' and 'Challenge Win Information'.

I hope that you will join me on this unique journey and help to bring a little sunshine to our corner of the blogiverse!

Always remember...