Monday, January 26, 2015

The People Have Spoken: Winners From Challenge #21

It is time to announce the winners from Challenge #21.  There was a tie this month in the Voter's Choice category.  Interestingly enough, the tie was for two cards done by the same person.  Now what are the odds that would happen!

So, without further ado, here are the choices...

Drum roll, please....BBBbbbrrrrrrrrr pish

The people have spoken and their choice for Challenge #21 is....
for her card which can be found HERE
...and her card which can be found HERE
Stephanie, you will be getting a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choice for Challenge #21.
In the category of Most Inspiring, our winner is...
Edwina, you have won a prize package of a $7 gift certificate to the  Pickled Potpourri Designs store (good for any digital product), from one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #21.

Edwina, you will also be getting a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #21.
The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by, based on all eligible participants is:
AJ, you have won your choice of three images from Fresh Brewed Designs, our second guest sponsor during Challenge #21.

AJ, you will also be getting a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #21.
We also have a prize available for a voter who left a comment.  As there was only one comment left, the choice was easy!

Edwina with her comment:
I looked at all the creations on their blogs. I like to see the effect the creation has on a person. I like to feel what they are feeling. I felt that card #5 had faith and the message on Stephanie's blog was faith. I felt she truly understood her faith and was expression it in her card. 
Edwina, you have won a selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Big Congrats to...

Stephanie, Edwina & AJ

Please click HERE to send us an email with the subject, "WINNER PoP Challenge #21" 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 #21 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 #21 and would like to receive a free sentiment based on the theme for Challenge #23, which starts Monday, February 2nd, please click HERE to send us an email with the subject line, "PoP#21 Entrant Quote Request for #23".

You still have one week left to enter into our challenge on UNIQUENESS.  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, January 19, 2015

Challenge #22--Midway Reflection & Voting Reminder

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #22. The theme for this challenge is all about UNIQUENESS.  

Sadly I do not have a my regular introspection for you this month. It has been a rather difficult week. During the first half of the week I was ill and then we were also dealing with the fact that my mother-in-law had been diagnosed with influenza and pneumonia. Sadly her heart was not strong enough and she died in the early hours of Sunday morning. She will be missed by her 14-children, 36-grand-children, 59-great grand-children and 7-great-great grand-children.
 Yvette Décosse,
October 14, 1914 - January 18th, 2015
While it is a time of mourning for our family, my team has worked very hard to come up with projects for our midway so the show must go on!

As a reminder, here are the watermarks and links for the wonderful images that the team worked with for the midway.

#250 Birthday Chef
#704 Mr Wool Smiley
#837 MoVember Boys Group Shot

From Ike's Art...

Shhhhhh!  is in the 'My Latest Designs' section
Muse 3 is in the 'People' section
Vaguely Goth is in the 'People' section

We are fortunate and blessed to have the chance to work with all these fabulous images.  Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsors.
To help inspire you down the path of uniqueness, check out the amazing projects my Design Team had the opportunity to create...

Finally, that leaves our...
Mimi, from Crafty Animal, who is our guest designer this month, created this really cool storage container...

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 uniqueness, 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 #21.  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 all those eligible and cast your vote, click HERE.  Winners for challenge #21 will be posted next week.

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.

Font Information:
Click on the font name to take you to a download location.  These fonts were 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 these fonts 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 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!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Challenge #21 Top Picks: Voting Open January 12th to January 19th, 2014

Welcome to the Challenge #21 PoP ToP!

It is time to get on with showcasing the top picks for Challenge #21.  We were fortunate enough this month to have more than 14 entries so we are able to showcase the seven projects that the team feels were the best of the bunch.  In case you are new and wondering why seven and not the typical three, four or even five?  Well, we strive to be different over here on the Path of Positivity.  Additionally, seven is a spiritual number and thus right in the wheelhouse of the vibe we are looking to project; so, seven it is (as long as we have a minimum of fourteen participants).

Now, without further ado, please let me introduce you to the Top Picks for Challenge #21 (in no particular order)...



Congrats Ladies...

As a participant who has been chosen in our top seven, each of you is entitled to a special Top Pick badge. Please send an email to popwinners {at} gmail {dot} com, or by clicking HERE to bring up the address in your email program, with the subject "Challenge #21 Top Pick" and I'll email your badge to you.  Please note that it may take me several days to get back to you, so I really appreciate your patience.

Have Your Say!

Now the really hard work starts.  It is time for you, our readers, to vote for your favourite entry.  Which participant most inspires you?  Remember, you are not necessarily voting on a creation that was made.  You might simply find what the person had to say in their post to be inspiring and optimistic and in line with the concept of faith.  There are definitely a couple examples where the post is the focus during this challenge.  Therefore, please be sure to go and check out the entries first and not just make your choices off of the thumbnails.  Once you have checked all the entries out,  let us know who your favourite choice is by placing your vote below using the Inlinkz feature.

Voting open for 7 days: 
January 12th to January 19th

Come have your say in determining the Voter's Choice for Challenge #21!  Don't forget to leave a comment after you have voted.  There will be a prize for one lucky voter who leaves a comment (chosen randomly).  If you haven't had the opportunity to visit each of the top seven choices already, please go and check them out a little more closely before placing your vote.  Once you have made your decision, why not go back and let them know how they inspired you.

Good luck everyone!

Important Note:

Please note that in order for this to work, I must add all the entries but I can only do this AFTER I have published this post.  So there will be some overlap time between when this post is published and when you will be able to vote.  Once I have uploaded the entries there will be a total of seven images below on which to vote.  As soon as all seven are uploaded, I'll enable voting to begin. If there are less than seven, it means that I am still in the process of adding the images and you should come back in a little while to make your vote.  Thank you for your patience!

Link Up Below: