Monday, June 06, 2016

Challenge #39--ACHIEVEMENT...June 6th to July 3rd

It is the first Monday in June and that means it is time for the next challenge to start.  This time around, for Challenge #39 the theme is "ACHIEVEMENT".  Show us your interpretation of what achievement means to you.  You can make any sort of project and/or post as long as it is positive in nature and relates to the theme.

We may hide it well but we are a species that is bent on achievement.  What is that phrase from the 70's--"trying to keep up with the Jones'".  Well, unfortunately not much has changed in that respect.  There are still people bent on outdoing their neighbours, their friends and even their family members.  Thankfully, however, there are people out there that merely look at achievement as a way of bettering themselves, not measuring themselves up to others, and truly that is the best way to look at it, as far as I'm concerned.  We should celebrate those achievements that help bring about something positive in our own unique environments which will hopefully contribute something positive to the greater world around us. 

This month, think of someone whom you know who has achieved something important to them.  Maybe you know of a child who has recently graduated, or even an adult that has been working for years to get their degree!  Perhaps you know of someone who has finally received the promotion that they have been working towards or someone who is finally able to retire after many years of service.  Maybe you know of a family who have finally been able to save up enough money to go on a special vacation.  Is their someone you know that has recently lost weight?  That is definitely another achievement to praise.  So is celebrating a couple who have finally become pregnant after years of trying.  Perchance you have your own achievement that you'd like to share with pictures or art.  Coming up with a reason to celebrate someone's accomplishments is easy if you think about it.  Achievements big or small, they should all be memorialized.

As usual my team, has come up with some interesting ideas so be sure to pop over to their blogs and see how their creations connect with the concept of this challenge.   What direction will you go in?  Whatever approach you take, we look forward to seeing your interpretation on this month's theme.

Don't forget when you link up your project and/or post, to please leave a comment letting us know how your creation relates to the concept of achievement if it isn't readily clear within the design itself or clearly written somewhere else in your post.  Remember, the creation must be positive/inspirational/motivational AND adhere to the theme of achievement in order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes.  While you may easily see how achievement relates to your creation, it may not be as apparent to me or the DT members.  That is why we ask that you clarify it somewhere, whether here or in your blogpost.  You can simply write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, if it would be easier.  We just need to know how your project ties into the theme.  Letting us know, clears up any ambiguity that may exist.

This month's guest sponsor...

This month we have one returning sponsor and one brand new one!

First up is Robyn’s Fetish Digital StampsLet's get to know the company a bit, shall we?

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.
Store Link:  http://robynsfetish.com/shop/
Challenge Blog:  http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com
Check out the great images that the team worked with this month for the start of the challenge. Clicking on any of the image watermarks will take you to their page in the Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps store where each of these images can be found.


book worm


bakendayz


Next that brings us to Kitten ScrapsHere is a refresher of  what this company is all about...


My name is Nathalie and I design under the name of KittenScraps.  I began scrapping as a way to fill in my spare time while learning Photoshop and was quickly hooked on creating kits to scrap my photo’s.  I enjoy offering S4H/S4O kits that are family friendly and easy and fun to use.  My online store offer’s a variety of digital scrapbooking kits, Commercial Use Templates, Elements and Clip Art and coming soon SVG Files for your cutting machine. 

In my spare time I enjoy knitting, and embroidery,  gardening and travelling.  I’m the mother of 4 grown kids and 3 also, grown step kids as well as Aunt Nathalie to 3 adorable-yet mischievous, little boys whom I love to scrap.  Scrapbooking for me is not just a business-I feel each memory that is scrapped is it’s own treasure and strive to offer quality digital products that will help you create the perfect layout for your photo’s. 

Come check out my blog and Facebook page  where I offer layout idea’s and the occasionally a freebie and while your there stop by my store to check out the latest kits, CU items and SVG Files.
Blog Link:  http://www.kittenscraps.com/blog/
Store Link: http://www.kittenscraps.com/store/
FBhttps://www.facebook.com/Kittenscraps-252473318242218/

Check out the great kits the team worked with for their projects for the beginning of this challenge. Clicking on the watermarks below will take you to their location in the store.


Graduation Day DigiStamps {CU}


This Year Neutral Cardboard Papers


 Sunny Fish Fun Kit

As always, we are fortunate and blessed to have the chance to work with all these awesome images this month.  Thanks so much to our fabulous sponsors.  Be sure to come back at the midway when you'll get to see more beautiful projects created with images from these wonderful companies.
Now check out what my amazing design team came up with to inspire you.  Clicking on the team members' name will take you to their blog where you can check out the details for their inspirational creations...


patacakespages.blogspot.com/


http://muddypawsandinkyfingers.blogspot.ca/




http://scrappyhorses.blogspot.ca




My amazing design team never disappoints!  They each have their own unique styles and ideas.  As always I am blown away by the quality of their projects!  Each of these projects has showcased the concept of achievement in various forms and manners and I hope we have inspired you.  Be sure to go and visit each of them so you can see how their projects connect to the theme.

So what are you waiting for?  Create a project and/or post that is positive AND relates to achievement, 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!

If you have some time, please visit other people participating throughout the month.  I've included the summary of the challenge details below.  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).

I hope to see you back next Monday when voting will start on the Top Picks for Challenge #38. 


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE ON ACHIEVEMENT
If you need some motivation to get you started, I've provided a quote for you, which you can find below.




Please be sure to click on it to bring it up into the lightbox in its proper size before saving it.

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 or my personal blog, Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, 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(s) 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.

Additional Credit and Font Information:
 
Fonts used
Click on the font name to take you to a download location.  The first font listed was free and the second font was a limited time freebie.  Both were listed for commercial use at the time of this creation.  As such, it is my understanding, that I am within my rights to use these fonts in my creations and offer them to others for free or for sale.  Always check to make sure the terms haven't changed before using the font on something you sell.

You will notice that the sentiment may appear huge depending on what software program you download it into.  You can always reduce the size without distorting the overall look.


CHALLENGE DETAILS SUMMARY
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. I've provided a quick summary below.  Please note that dates and times listed below are for this particular challenge only:
  • Each Path of Positivity challenge will remain open for approx. a full month.  Entries for this challenge will be accepted from June 6th to July 3rd, 2016.
  • Link up your inspirational post below using Inlinkz. You will be able to submit your link up to 11:55 p.m. on July 3rd.
  • When you link up, leave a comment summarizing what it is about your post that you feel is inspirational  / positive / motivational and how it fits into the theme if you have not included this information somewhere within your post.  You can simply add a sentence or two right next to the link for this challenge if you want.
  • Don't forget to come back throughout the month and visit others that have participated. 
  • You can link up a total of three (3) creations.
  • Voting for this challenge will begin once the top picks have been determined.  There will be a separate post detailing those picks.  You will then have the opportunity to vote on the creation or post that you have found to be the most inspirational of the chosen picks.  Be sure to leave a comment telling us what it was that inspired you or something in general if you uncomfortable disclosing any details of your vote. 
  • For Challenge #39, prizes will be the following:
    • 3 Digital Stamps from Robyn's Fetish, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that deems most inspiring of the bunch.
    • A $20 gift certificate from Kitten Scraps, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
    • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also be:
  • A small selection of digital papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on on posts published during the challenge time-frame.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

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

We look forward to seeing you participate!

Link Up Below:

2 comments:

Deanne Saunders said...

I thought that the verse on the card means that if you commit to your plans you will achieve what you planned. To me, that's achieving what you mean to. If you commit, you will achieve.

Sheila Jordan said...

I'm really pleased that I just managed to link up at the last moment Internet connection here is very poor, but I feel I have achieved something good this morning. Great to see the blog today.