Sunday, November 29, 2015

Design Team Delights for Challenge #31--RESILIENCY

It is time to share our favourite entries for Challenge #31.  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 October for Challenge #31Check out the entries that really caught our attention...
Pippa--chosen by Julie...

Julie had this to say:
"My DT Delight is Pippa.  She talks of a rose that got neglected at some rental property. She and her husband lovingly transplanted it to their vegetable garden. She goes on to say, 'It has been a few months now and that rose has proved to have an amazing amount of resiliency. Not only does it have several stems on it but it even managed to produce a few blooms in the summer. She also talks of the resiliency of her children.  I was very inspired by her post, and how she tied it in to her pretty rose card."

To see the details of Pippa's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Susan--chosen by Pat...

This is what Pat had to say: 
"My DT Delight is Susan Kennedy.  She says":
"Resiliency means sticking to it.. not giving up.  I am on this journey with my body and obstacles will get in my way, but prayer and the support of others will help me through.  As well as my resiliency to never give up, never give in.  I can do this!"
To see the details of Susan's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Brenda--chosen by Desíre and Katrina...

Here is what Desíre had to say:
"My DT Delight is Brenda.  Not only is her card beautiful with the purples, but it is for such a good cause. Brenda had this to say about abuse":
"You may not know, I work in a hospital and unfortunately have cared for several victims of abuse.  The "typical" victim does not exist. I have seen all ages, all sexual orientations, all socioeconomic groups affected by devastating, life altering abuse both physical and/or emotional.  I pray for an end and thank those who are really making a difference for this cause."
Katrina said this:
"My DT Delight is also Brenda.  I love the beauty in this card and what it represents in ending domestic violence.  The resiliency the victims exhibit is amazing. I thank Brenda for reminding us of this."

To see the details of Brenda's creation and read more of what she had to say click HERE.
Teresa--chosen by Monica...

Here is what Monica had to say:
"My DT Delight is Teresa.  Pet Sympathy cards always touch my heart.  Having two little Dachshunds of my own, I can only imagine the pain to lose a furry little friend."

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

My DT Delight this time around is Maya.  She made this incredible mixed media art journal creation.  It turned out absolutely beautiful, full of vibrant blues and yellows.  While the journal entry was incredibly crafted, it was the quote that really resonated with me.  The focus of her page was the concept, "Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."  Talk about a quote perfect for resiliency!

We should all have goals.  It gives us something to strive for in our lives.  The key is that even if you don't obtain a specific goal, you can't stop fighting for them.  You have to be resilient and keep trying.  Sometimes, we aren't meant to achieve the actual goal and it is more about the journey of trying.  Sometimes, there are other blessings that you may find along the way instead.

To see the details of Maya'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 October.  As always we greatly appreciate you sharing your incredible talents with us.

For our DT Delights chosen for this challenge...

 Pippa, Susan, Brenda, Teresa and Maya

  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 #31 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#31--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.  Since this month has an extra Monday in it, you still have time to play in our current challenge on Gratefulness.  You can find all the info you need by clicking HERE.

Then, I hope to see you all next Monday on December 7th, when we will be back with the start of Challenge #33.  We hope that you will join us then to learn what the newest theme will be.

See you again soon!

Monday, November 23, 2015

The People Have Spoken: Winners From Challenge #31

Hello and happy Monday.  It is time to announce the winners from Challenge #31.  We have had another tie for the Voter's Choice this month.  Interestingly enough, one of those ladies was also chosen by the team as the Most Inspiring Choice and the other of these two ladies won the random prize.  Maybe this month's theme should have been 'luck' instead? ;)  Who are all the lucky winners? Well, let's find out.

Without further ado, here are the choices...

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The people have spoken and their choice for Challenge #31 is....


Brenda and Susan, you will be getting a cool and awe inspiring personalized badge for your blog as the Voter's Choicex for Challenge #31.
In the category of Most Inspiring, as it turns out, our winner is also...

Brenda, that means that you have won a $10 gift certificate from Ike's Art, one of our guest sponsors during Challenge #31.

Brenda, you will also be getting a lovely, one of a kind personalized badge for your blog as the Most Inspiring choice for Challenge #31.
The Random Winner for this challenge (chosen by, based on all eligible participants is as it happens, also:

Susan, you have won 2 images from The Stamping Boutique, the second of our guest sponsors during Challenge #31.

Susan, you will also be getting a neat and unique personalized badge for your blog as the Random Winner for Challenge #31.
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 #31 (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 #31, Pat's Pondering on Resiliency, or on the Top Picks post for #31, you are eligible.  The more you comment, the more the chances of winning!

Our winner this challenge chosen by

Carrie Sheridan who left this comment on the Midway post:
Thanks for a wonderful, positive challenge!
Carrie, you have won a small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Big Congrats to...

Brenda, Susan, & Carrie

Please click HERE to send us an email with the subject, "WINNER PoP Challenge #31 to make arrangements to receive your prize and badge (where applicable).  Please note that it may take me several days (or weeks) to get back to you.  Thank you for your patience. 

All entrant's in Challenge #31 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 #31 and would like to receive a free sentiment based on the theme for Challenge #33, which starts Monday, December 7th, please click HERE to send us an email with the subject line, "PoP#31 Entrant Quote Request for #33".

Since this month has an extra Monday in it, there are still two weeks left to enter into our challenge on GRATEFULNESS.  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, November 16, 2015

Challenge #32--GRATEFULNESS: Midway & Voting Reminder

Hello everyone! We have reached the midway point of Challenge #32. The theme for this challenge is all about GRATEFULNESS.  If you are looking for some introspection on the topic of gratitude, be sure to check out Pat's Pondering which was posted on Friday (click HERE to find it).  And of course, you'll also find some interesting thoughts on gratefulness over on my Design Team's posts as well.

Just before we continue, I wanted to let you all know that Monica has decided to leave the team.  This will be the last creation from her; although we will still get to see her DT Delight Choice for this challenge when it comes out next month.  Monica has been a true blessing to have on our team and will be sadly missed.  We wish her only the best as she goes forward in her life.  Please be sure to visit her this week and let her know how much she has inspired you over the course of her time with us--just a little over a year and a half!

Anyway, 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.

 #A 47 Maple Leaf Doodle

#647 Pumpkin Fall Topiary

 From Kitten Scraps...

This Year-January (Girl)
This Year Girl Kit-January

 This Year-January (Neutral)
This Year Neutral Kit-January

Winter's Playground
Winter's Playground Kit

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 GRATEFULNESS, check out the wonderful projects most of my Design Team had the opportunity to create...

NanaConnie, from Grammy's Attic, 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 gratefulness, 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 #31.  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 selection of digital papers. To check out all those eligible and cast your vote, click HERE.  Winners for challenge #31 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.

I have used a few existing design elements from Lisa Glanz (, in the creation of this sentiment.  These elements were purchased with a commercial use licence as part of a bundle through Design Cuts (

Font Information:
Click on the font name to take you to a download location. These fonts were free fonts listed for commercial use at the time of these creations.  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!