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Monday, October 19, 2015

Be Alert, Be Brave, Be Resilient at the Path of Positivity

Today is the midpoint of October's challenge at the Path of Positivity. The theme is RESILIENCY, and the challenge runs from Oct. 5th to Nov. 1st.
Our guest sponsors in October are Ike's Art 
and The Stamping Boutique (TSB)

Besides inspiration from the DT, we are very fortunate to have for our guest DT member Hanne from Handmade by Hanne.  Hanne has been playing along at the challenge blog when she is able to.  We've seen many of her wonderful projects throughout the year. Please be sure to check out her blog when you enter your project this month.

Before I go into my card details, here are this month's PRIZES:
  • A $10 gift certificate from Ike's Art, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • 2 images from The Stamping Boutique (3 if you use a TSB image), 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:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a couple different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge timeframe.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

Now let's take a look at my new card!!
After printing my The Stamping Boutique digi image, called Smoochie- Halloween Scene, I colored her with Copics, adding some shimmer and shine, then cut her out and framed her with Halloween-themed paper. Since my "frame" was a little smaller than my image before adhering, I cut around her broom on both sides.
For embellishments, I tied bakers' twine around the frame and under my image and added s few black Skittles.
I printed my own sentiment in Photoshop. It reads: If at first you don't succeed, Fly, Fly again. I thought this was the perfect sentiment to use during our theme of Resiliency. After all, being resilient doesn't mean curling up in a ball and quitting, but adapting to changing situations.
I am working very hard at being resilient this month, as I am in a rock and a hard place at work. I must make choices and be aware of opportunities when they present themselves for improvement at my job or elsewhere.
So, my card has a secret message to all who are struggling during the everyday and not-so-everyday stresses of their lives. Be alert, be brave, be resilient!
How do you interpret RESILIENCY? Create a card, project or post that describes this attribute in a positive way. Then link it up with the Path of Positivity challenge blog for your chance to win those awesome prizes listed above. 
And as ever, crafters, have fun!
Challenges I am Entering:
Artistic Inspirations challenges - Anything Goes/Halloween
Cards in Envy - Trick or Treat
Get Creative challenges - Halloween Colors
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes/Getting Ready for Halloween
The Crazy Challenge blog - Orange, Purple & Green
The Stamping Boutique challenges - Use Purple, Orange & Black


Camille Short said...

Beautiful card - I love it! Glad you were able to join us at Get Creative Challenges!

Camille - Design Team

ScrappyHorses said...

I LOVE that sentiment! What a fun and whimsical way of reminding us to practice resiliency! Hoping Fall brings some peace into your life!

Sandy Trefger said...

Cute card! Love your little witch and the bright colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy for our Trick or Treat challenge!

Annie S. said...

Awesome coloring and I'm crazy about that sentiment! Thanks for joining in the Cards in Envy Challenge!

Unknown said...

So cute, love how you coloured her dress. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT. xx

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Natalie said...

wonderful card :)
Thanks for playing along in the Artistic Inspirations Challenge.