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Monday, September 21, 2015

Dedicated to the One I Love, Part 2

There are some things worth dedicating your best efforts toward. I believe the most important of these is relationships. Friends may walk into your life unexpectedly and with ease, but it takes hard work, flexibility and time to keep a friend from walking out of your life. I have a few very good friends who could have been lost through the years, with only memories of good times shared left to me.  Instead, they are people I can still laugh with, love and trust with my deepest secrets and fears. And our relationships have taken dedication on all our parts to keep them strong.
Dedication is the theme at the Path of Positivity challenge blog this month, and my DT project is a card dedicated to my very best of friends, because while good friends know all your stories, best friends help you write them.
My card is a mix of digital and paper crafts. The image I used is from Sparkle N Sprinkle, this month's guest sponsor. The image is called Beachy Friends, and I thought it was perfect to showcase how friendships can last a lifetime when you dedicate yourself to its success.
Elements used:
Background: vacation photo from Spring break
Frame: Christmas Grunge collection, Royal Blue textured cardstock, Decosse's Dynamite Doodles
Image: Beachy Friends, Sparkle N Sprinkle, colored with Copics and fussy-cut
Embellishments: Ship, Crab, Summertime collection (freebie), Rucola Designs; Ribbon 2, Because of You collection, MMullens

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 September 7th - October 4th, 2015.
  • Link up your inspirational post by 11:55 p.m. on October 4th at the Path of Positivity.
  • 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 #30, prizes will be the following:
    • $15.00 worth of digital images from Sparkle N Sprinkle for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
    • $15.00 worth of  digital images from Sparkle N Sprinkle 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:
  • One digital designer paper made to order in a couple different ways or three existing 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.


Desire Fourie said...

Such a fun creation Pat with very true words spoken. Thanks so much for linking up to my 1100 Follower give away xxx
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Katrina Brown said...

Great card and words, Pat. Friendship is such a great gift and this card definitely shows one that has stood the test of time! What a cool style using the background you chose; very fun!