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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Riddle Me This...

How does a person RELAX yet WORK UP A SWEAT while doing so?
Why, just go out and GARDEN!!
This year I finally got my garden. Earlier this week I dug out the grass up against the garage and dumped a huge (smelly) amount of compost on the area. Then I tried to border it with this white lattice that was left over from our home construction last year. As you can see, it is NOT working. The first big rain and my garden will be up against the neighbor's fence.
Today, I bought my tomato plants. I planted Sweet Cherry tomatoes, Beefsteaks, Romas, Salsa Hybrids, Early Girls, Best Boys and a couple mystery plants (they had no labels). Next year I will purchase according to which ones grow best this year. (Does this mean that if my favorites are the mystery tomatoes that I should buy those with no labels? Hmm...)
What is it about gardening that is so relaxing? Is it feeling the dirt in your hands? No, I wore rubberized gloves - I'm not touching that manure-laden compost). Maybe it's knowing that one is growing one's own food. It's certainly NOT saving money by doing so. I spent a ton on the compost, the plants, and now the wood that will replace the cheap lattice.
No, I think it's just the mindfulness of the work. The digging, the pulling, the weeding, the watering, the sweating, the harvesting, the being in the sunshine and counting the buds on each plant. If I weren't so allergic to most flowers, my whole yard would be a garden. But I will be very satisfied to grow my own tomatoes this year. If all goes well, I may branch out to strawberries next summer...

Monday, May 15, 2017

Being Present, Not Perfect, at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog


Good evening, crafters! Have you ever tried a new technique and didn't like the finished product? Have you ever passed up a challenge because the requirement was something you had very little luck in? Of course you have! We all have.
Art is not a destination but a journey, and every journey comes with its bumps and detours. Trying new things, taking a different artistic path, is how we grow in creativity. Last year I tried water colors for the first time. For every painting I revealed to the crafting world, there were four others that I threw away.
I should not have felt awkward sharing my learning experience. Everyone has to start somewhere. Nobody is perfect, but we all strive for perfection. I have finally learned to forget perfection and enjoy the ride. Whether my art is a masterpiece or it becomes a great way for starting the campfire, I enjoy every minute of learning something new and creating something handmade.

Which leads me to my latest DT projects for the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. I have the honor of showing TWO projects today. I have created something with each of two guest sponsors this month. My first project is something I've never made before - a Theater Box, using a digital image from Imagine That! Digis by Kris.
Last week I had never even heard of a theater box. But I was flipping through a book I snagged at a rummage sale about book binding. I loved the dimensional presentation of it. Of course I had to put my own spin on it. I have a friend who is home-bound who lives in another state. We write back and forth a lot, and she loves my handmade cards. I decided I wanted to send her a theater box. However, they are made entirely from paper and I was wary of its safety on the journey from my house to hers. So I came up with this "mail-able" theater box by using an acrylic box.
My book has four distinct layers from back to front. My background layer is a scenic paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles' Chasing Rainbows Kit. The next layer is a scenic background paper from Krysty Scrap Designs' Boring Evening paper kit, care of The Doll House (MischiefCircus.com). Layer 3 is the digital image "Well Wishes" from Imagine That! And to finish off the scene, I printed a border of flowers that look very much like those at the base of the well, coloring in pond of sorts.

Next up is a card I created using a digi image from Pickled Potpourri called Well Wishes.
I bought a set of chalks a million years ago (okay, no quite that long ago) but after one use, it went into my closet. Being a hoarder of all things crafty or alterable, it was soon lost in the black hole of forgotten tools and supplies. In a fit of Spring craft room Cleaning, I recently dug into my closet and found those same chalks (in pristine condition).
I decided to give the chalks another go, using them to create the background of my card as well as color this cute little frog.
Pickled Potpourri is another sponsor this month at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.


My projects are perfect examples of this month's optional challenge theme of "Present, Not Perfect." Don't you think there is something to these words that is so positive and liberating? They allow us to relax and enjoy the process without worrying about the outcome.

in order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don't need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $7 gift certificate from Pickled Potpourri. 
If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational with a prize of a $10 gift certificate to Imagine That! store. 
In addition, each person chosen as Most Inspirational by the DT will receive one digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots.

So what creativity have you been hiding from the world? What are you ready to try for the first time or had bad luck with previously? Who is struggling to find their path and needs a little handmade encouragement? Live in the moment of creativity and enjoy the ride! And don't forget to share your project with us at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog!
Happy crafting!
Challenges I am Entering:
 Time Flies when It Comes to Birthdays
Crafty Sentiments - Pastel Colors
Always Fun challenges - Dry Embossing
City Crafters - Photo Inspiration (I love the mix of greens and blues)


Challenges I am Entering:
Theater Box
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Spring Colors or Flowers
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Big Wheels Keep on Rolling at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog


Hello, crafters! I've been busy lately NOT crafting, but I had to show you my DT piece for Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. It's the 15th of the month, and Scribbles has a new challenge to offer you: Big Wheels Keep on Turning!
My craft supplies are still packed up, so I created a digital card for my brother-in-law. I have used several digi images from the Scribbles Store: Truck, Sun, Cat, Carl, Tattoo Flower 2 & Birthday Cake Slice.
The other elements of my digi card include papers from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles (Clouds 2 Patterned Paper and Pixel Scrapper KaleiDesigns (Back to Nature Paper 08 & Border 5). I used a font called Tall Marker for my sentiment.
I hope I have inspired you to create, whether digitally or hand-crafted, and to link your project to the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog for your chance to win free digital images from the Scribbles Store!!
Happy Crafting!
Challenges I am Entering:
Digitally Made - Anything 100% digital Goes

Monday, May 1, 2017

Spring Has Sprung at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

Happy May Day! Here in the US, while not the most popular holiday, we celebrate May Day and the true blossoming of Spring. And at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog, the challenge continues to be Shades of Spring.
I created a step-card using two cute digi images from the Scribbles store, #408 B Bunny Joy and #648 Heart Tulips. I wanted to show Spring exploding, so I printed Heart Tulips several times before fussy-cutting the images and adding them to the first two "steps" of my card. Between the bees and my Bunny Joy, the card looks like the bunny is jumping for joy over the Spring blooms. Of course, I had to use a sentiment to go with my theme. The sentiment in the back reads: "Ka-Bloom!"

I get so inspired by the digi images at Scribbles Designs. Check out the store and then add your own creation to the challenge for your chance to win free digis!
Challenges I am Entering:
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ike's World Challenges Celebrates Easter and Spring

It looks like Mother Nature has finally settled down into a new season, Spring. Nature is always a great inspiration for art in any form, so it makes sense for Ike's World Challenge Blog to offer an optional twist of Spring or Easter to its Anything Goes theme.
Everyone in my family knows I am a comic, so I created an easel card featuring flowers and bunnies, but...I had to twist it into a punny card. I think easel cards make the best riddle cards to deliver that punchline, don't you? So, do you know how many rabbits it takes to change a light bulb? 
One! If it hops right to it! (If you groaned, then my pun was successful) I used two images from Ike's Art, Bunny on Shelf and Smashing Idea. Instead of trying to color in the light bulb, I decided to keep the image uncolored but print it on white copy paper.
You have until Sunday to link up your card or project at Ike's World Challenge Blog. The theme is optional and you may use any images you like to play along, but if you use an IKEsART image, you will be entered twice into the voting for a gift certificate to the store. Happy crafting!  

Monday, April 17, 2017

Celebrate the Beauty of Nature along the Path of Positivity

Welcome, crafters, to the midway point of the challenge at the Path of Positivity challenge blog. The theme is Always Anything Goes, with this month's optional twist of the Beauty of Nature. The guest sponsor is Sparkle n Sprinkle
and I got to play with this cute digital image called Rainy Days. I'm always looking for rainbows when it rains here in Chicago. My family doesn't get alarmed when I leap out of my seat and run outside to catch the colors in the sky after a rainfall.
To capture my excitement and contentment with rainy days and rainbows, I used a scenic paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles called Chasing Rainbows.
The image is perfect for reflection on God's promise of blessings coming from stormy events in our own lives. To continue with the rainbow theme, I printed my sentiment (LD Handwritten Greetings) and water-colored a mini rainbow on it. There is so much color going on that I embellished simply with a bow and a butterfly sticker.
I hope you find your rainbow during the Spring season! And if you create and add your project to the Path of Positivity challenge blog, you can win big:
SPONSOR & PRIZE INFORMATION:
A $15.00 gift certificate from Sparkle n Sprinkle, our sole guest sponsor this month, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch.
 A $15.00 gift certificate from Sparkle n Sprinkle, our sole guest sponsor 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.

in order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some manner. You don't need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $15 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle. If you do follow the Beauty of Nature theme, please add the letters FT after your name so you'll be in the draw for the prize for the Most Inspiring as voted on by the DT members.
Happy crafting!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Ghost of Christmas Past Visits the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge Blog

The best part of Christmas is the memories of Christmases past. Charles Dickens hit it spot-on when he wrote A Christmas Carol, pulling Ebenezer Scrooge and his readers into the heart of Christmas with his spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Around my dinner table at Christmas, we a single place setting  for all those who can no longer celebrate with us. Memories of their laughter and love keep them alive every year.
This spirit of Christmas Past inspires April’s Optional theme of The Ghost of Christmas Past (a Vintage Theme) at the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge Blog. The guest sponsor is Luna Girl, a perfect match for this theme as you will see from the offerings of our DT.
I used an image from Luna Girl's Pink Christmas 2 Collage Sheet, along with the following papers from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles': Vintage Damask 1: Rich Colors Paper Kit in Green, Pink Glitterati Textured Paper and Brown Paper from A Grungy Christmas Paper Kit
The rest of the embellishments are from Carolyn's Scrap Creations and various crafters at Pixel Scrapper. 
The challenges are always ANYTHING GOES but there's always an optional theme. You don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month and have your name thrown into the year-end draw for some extra digital goodies. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $15.00 gift certificate from Lunagirl. Please add the letters FT after your name when you link your cards so that we know you're interested in that $15 Luna Girl prize and let the spirits inspire you to create a vintage Christmas card this month!


See the Shades of Spring at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

Can it be that Spring has finally arrived? Yes! although it has been known to snow in April and even May in Chicago (I never put up my mittens and boots until Memorial Day). Taking advantage of some very nice weather lately, I created a card for my DT make at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. Their challenge asks crafters to create in Shades of Spring. Here's a little photo inspiration for you:
As you can see, my colors show up more vividly than the photo, but my lilacs and greens are there, along with the butter yellow. Anyway, I photographed and then printed out one of my water colors for the card's background. I fussy-cut the Scribbles image, called Hatch in Egg, then used dimensional dots to adhere to my background. I finished off my card with a few jeweled butterflies as well as a 3D one.
Scribbles Designs has a huge variety of whimsical images plus quite a few freebies for you to play with. So color up a Scribbles image (or any image) and come join in the challenge for your chance to win free digis from the store!
Challenges I am Entering:
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Photo inspiration
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/optional Easter
Stampavie and More - Watercolor background
Chocolate Baroque - Color Inspiration

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Anything Goes w/Optional Twist "In the Garden" at Ike's World Challenges

Welcome to the midway point of this fortnight's Ike's World Challenges Anything Goes challenge. The OPTIONAL twist this time is In the Garden. While Ike has some lovely flower images in her store, I am not a big fan of flowers. I love to look at them...from afar. I have allergies to most flowers, and I believe I might just have subconscious allergies to faux flowers.
So when I think Garden, I think lovely lettuce, rosy radishes, juicy tomatoes and plump pumpkins. I found the perfect sentiment to go with my Copic-colored image. It reads:
"One of the most delightful things a bout a garden
is the anticipation it provides."
My card paints a picture of the anticipation I feel when planting and taking care of my vegetable garden. This year I am expanding mine and can't wait to turn the earth to make ready for my dreams. But enough daydreaming! You have until Sunday evening to link up your creation, which can be ANYTHING, for your chance to win free digis from the Store!
Challenges I am Entering:
Allsorts - Food
Crafty Friends - B is for...(I chose Bounty, which is what I hope my garden will yield this year)


Monday, April 3, 2017

Explore the Beauty of Nature on the Path of Positivity

A new month means a new challenge at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. While all challenges are now Anything positive or uplifting Goes, the optional twist is "the Beauty of Nature". And Bunnies are definitely a part of nature (just look in my backyard). So with the Easter holiday around the corner, I decided to create an Easter card.
My image comes from Sparkle n Sprinkle, the guest sponsor for the Path of Positivity this month. It's called Spring Bunny and can be found at the SNS Store.
The challenge runs from today through April 30th, so take a walk outside and let nature inspire your next crafty project!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Birds of a Feather Stick Together at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

I'm feeling Spring today, which is a little dangerous in Chicago. You never know when Mother Nature might throw another curve ball and stick up with a foot of snow on top of our tulips and daffodils!
But at least my Spring card won't get snowed upon. I created my double Z-fold card for this month's Birds of a Feather challenge over at Scribbles Designs. We're at the midway point of the challenge, so you have another two weeks to create and link up your projects for your chance to win free digis from the store. While you're there, check out the FREEBIES, as well as FAB FRIENDS QUOTE and SPRING BIRD FREEBIE, which are the two Scribbles digis I used on my card.
Here's another look at the card I created-
Happy crafting!
Challenges I am Entering:
Just Add Ink - Just Add Critters
Moving Along with the Times - Into the Woods
Through the Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

It's FREEBIE Time Again at Pixel Scrapper

Time again to show off how much I've learned at Pixel Scrapper with another FREEBIE Blog Train offering. Pixel Scrapper is a free website where you can snag digital papers, elements, templates and so much more. If you join, you can grab up ALL the offerings in this bog train, and it is amazing! It's called RAINDROPS and RAINBOWS. Here's a preview of mine:
 I'm just a beginner and my kit is small. You should see some of the kits, and they're all free! Meanwhile, click on the button below to download my Mini Kit of papers. Don't forget to leave a little love to cheer me on my way down the digital path...

(UPDATED LINK)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Somewhere Over the Rainbow at Ike's World Challenge Blog

One more week before the challenge over at Ike's World Challenge Blog ends. It's always Anything Goes with an Optional Twist. This month the Twist is Over the Rainbow. I used an image from Ike's Art called Shhh! on one of my watercolors that I printed out on glossy cardstock.
My sentiment is difficult to read. It is:
"I can only eat Glitter and Rainbows. Darn my sensitive stomach."
Her hair is colored with a mi of Copics, pencils and metallic gel pens. and yes, the bird is part of the card. LOL I snagged 4 of these cute tiny bluebirds from an antique store for a quarter each. Great deal!
You have until Sunday night to link up your project (anything goes) for your chance to win free digis from Ike's Art store. Good luck and happy crafting!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Birth of New Beginnings at the Path of Positivity

Welcome to the midway point of March's challenge at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. The challenges have changed to Anything Goes, but an optional theme is also offered. The optional theme this month is the Birth of New Beginnings. 
Graduation is the birth of new beginnings for students on their way to careers for which they've studied for the last four to eight years. It's also the beginning of a different kind of parenting as their child matures, moves away, marries and has kids of his or her own. Or chooses one of many other paths. Graduation isn't the end of anything, especially learning. 
I created this scrapbook page for my best friend, whom I coincidentally met while in college myself. Our kids grew up together, our families went on road trips together, and I even have a video somewhere of the two of them dressing up and saying they were getting married. She doesn't scrapbook, so when he graduated with honors from one of the most prestigious universities in Chicagoland, I had to preserve that memory for him and for her!
So, the challenge has two sponsors, Limited Runs
and Kitten Scraps
I used several papers and elements from Kitten Scraps:
Graduation Day Clipart #4,5,7,8,9
 Winter's Playground Paper Add-On Patterned Paper 67
November Thank You Boy Paper 2
Sunny Fish Fun Raffia 13
Now on to the good stuff! 
SPONSOR & PRIZE INFORMATION: 
  • A $20.00 gift certificate from Kitten Scraps, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch. In order to have a chance to win this prize, be sure to explore this idea of the Birth of New Beginnings.*
  • A $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants. You need only create a project that is positive or uplifting.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
*If you do follow the optional theme: be sure to add FT after your name and leave a comment to let us know how your project relates to the theme if it's not easily apparent. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

An Angelic Celebration of Christmas

My card today is my DT make for the 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up Blog. I decided to go with non-traditional colors, and the pink goes so well with A Day for Daisies'  Lucky Wishes image.
Can you believe how fast this year is passing? It's already the middle of March, and the start of Spring officially starts in less than a week. Although I think Mother Nature has been skipping her meds with the goofy weather we've been having in Chicago this winter (not that I'm complaining). 
What she needs is an angel looking over her shoulder to help her sort seasons out. Which is quite a coincidence, considering that the 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up Challenge Blog is offering an optional theme this month:
Christmas Angels
Angels are an important part of Christmas. Many Christmas trees feature angels. attired in flowing gowns. Traditionally, it is the last ornament placed at the very top of the tree. The Christmas story is filled with angels bringing messages. So, the angel deserves a special place of honor during the holiday season, and we would love to see some of those beautiful angels on your cards. Of course, every month's challenge is ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES, but in order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has an angel featured prominently on it in some form or other. And if you do, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize!
This month's sponsor is A Day for Daisies 

http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/
  • Prize being offered: One free digital paper to everyone who links up a minimum of two cards to the challenge.  Cards can be anything goes for this prize, they only have to follow the theme if they want a chance at the sponsor's prize.  
  • The entire mini set of six digital papers called An Angelic Nature, will also be offered up as a prize to one random winner.

  • Challenges I am Entering:
    Seasons Greetings - Anything Goes: Opt. Twist is Embossing
    A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes

Birds of a Feather Stick Together at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

Welcome to a new challenge at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog!
This month's theme is Birds of a Feather. I used one of my favorite Scribbles images. It's called Farrah Flamingo. And since St. Paddy's Day is just two days away, I decided to create a card for the holiday. Farrah, ever fashion-forward, wishes everyone a happy St. Patrick's Day, even if green just isn't her color.
My sentiment was inspired by a recent St.Paddy's Day when I found myself without a Kelly green shirt to wear to work. I had to run to Walmart and buy one! I didn't have the self-confidence that Farrah has to brazen it out in pink instead of green that day.
Here's what went into my card:
Scribbles Designs' Images: Farrah Flamingo, Shamrock, Leprechaun Hat
Font:  Celtic Hand
Paper": Patacake's Pages (that's me). 

Now onto the challenge. Create with birds in mind, whether you choose them in your image, your paper or your embellishments. Then link up with Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog for your chance to win free digis from the store.
Now I have a freebie for you. I created Lucky Sunburst patterned paper from resources that include Scribbles' Designs' Shamrock & Pixel Scrapper Sheila Reid's Sunburst 3 Template. Just click on it to bring up the original size and then right-click to save. See you at Scribbles Challenge Blog!!


Challenges I am Entering:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - G is for Green with Envy
Naughty or Nice challenges - Feature an Animal
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Another Card with Sandra Caldwell for Your Scrapbook Place

Just a creative reminder that Your Scrapbook Place has an Anything Goes challenge this month. Sandra Caldwell is the guest sponsor and I used this free image from her Facebook page. I love tearing paper, and it's a good way to use up leftover pieces of patterned papers. I covered my torn-paper background with my Copic-colored image, framing it twice with cardstock. A simple bow and a sentiment finish off my card.
You have until the end of the month to create and link ANYTHING at Your Scrapbook Place for your chance to win!
Challenges I am Entering:
Imagine That! - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenges - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Better Late than Never - Winners of Scribbles Designs Birthday Bash

Winners!!!
Challenge #49 Birthday Bonanza
at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog

  One random person who commented on my blog receives a copy of the image used on the my DT card.
The winner is:

Chana

 who has won a copy of:


Congratulations! If you haven't already, claim your prize by sending a message to Lisa at decossesdynamitedoodles@yahoo.ca with the subject heading, "SD BH Image Winner". Be sure to let me know your name and the image that you have won.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Getting Sentimental at Ike's World Challenges


Ike's World Challenge blog has reached the midway point of their newest challenge. It's ANYTHING GOES, of course, with an optional twist to
Make a Sentiment your focal point.
Since there is quite a bit of Irish in my ancestry, I decided to make a St. Paddy's Day card. I created my project using a sentiment from Ike's Art called Shamrock Stamp. After printing it out, I popped it onto a patterned paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Bokeh Paper Kit. I added "a wee bit o' Irish lace" (okay, it's actually from a paper lace die-cut, poetic license) before placing my sentiment onto some glittery paper. A bow finishes off my card.
Do you have a favorite sentiment? Create something with it and share it at Ike's World Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift certificate to Ike's Store!
Challenges I am Entering:
Crafty Friends - All That Glitters
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - G is for Green with Envy
Craftaholics R Us - Shades of Green
Creatilicious Challenges - Anything Goes w/Optional Use LOTS of Green
Kreativeinkauf - Monochrome


Monday, March 6, 2017

Another Month, Another Trip Down the Path of Positivity



Good afternoon, crafters! Time for a new challenge at the Path of Positivity, where it's always ANYTHING GOES. This month's OPTIONAL theme is "the Birth of New Beginnings." Spring is right around the corner, which reminds us of the birth of flowers and baby animals. New beginnings can also mean creating a card for a new baby, a new home, a new job, even a new YOU.
When I think of New Beginnings, I think that every day is a new beginning. Now sometimes I wake up to a Bad Hair day. Sometimes it's a challenging day. Whatever I face as I get out of bed, shower and get dressed, I start each day with CHOCOLATE. 
"Coffee makes it possible to get out of bed.
Chocolate makes it worthwhile." 
~Author Unknown
I am not a coffee person (gasp) and I like my tea iced, so a mug of hot chocolate, especially in the winter, is a sweet way to begin a new day, which is what inspired me to create the card above. I used Mini Bird with Coffee Cups Set  (hot chocolate cup) from Limited Runs. 
Limited Runs is one of two sponsors this month, the other being Kitten Scraps.
 http://www.kittenscraps.com/store/
In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don't need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $10 gift certificate from Limited Runs. If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize for Most Inspirational.
Prizes Offered:
  • A $20.00 gift certificate from Kitten Scraps, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • A $10.00 gift certificate from Limited Runs, 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.


I'm looking forward to seeing your art at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog this month.
Challenges I am Entering:
Craft Rocket Challenges - No Patterned paper
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes