Monday, November 17, 2014

Path of Positivity Challenge #20 Midway - Gratitude/Jenifer's Card

We are at the midpoint of the Path of Positivity challenge for "Gratitude". I try be be grateful for everything in my life. As I said in my last PoP post, for me gratitude is an attitude, the best attitude I can have. I like to think that if I passed away today, I would have lived a very full and rewarding life. And I am really thankful for that. My quotation for this card is by Meister Eckhart, and it is as true for me today as it was for him in the 14th century.

Our guest sponsor is Digistamps4Joy, and the prize package is $10 worth of images for the post or project that the DT deems the most inspiring of the entries.

Ike's Art will provide 3 digital images for a randomly-selected participant. Creative Bug Digital Stamps will provide one digital image for each person chosen as a DT delight.

There will also be one digital designer paper, (made to order in a few different ways), from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment. And there will be one digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

So there are lots of incentives for you to enter our challenge, and we really hope you do! I neglected to mention on November 3rd that Gloria and Julie O. are our guest designers for the November challenge. Do check out their fabulous inspiration, along with those of the rest of the DT!

I needed a card for a friend of ours, who has a November birthday. I thought this image, Ike's Art KT Swing, was really perfect for her. So I printed the image on X-Press It BC and colored it with my Copics and Twin Touch markers. I took my color palette from the Bo Bunny Zip-a-dee-doodle collection:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: T6, T8, T10
Tire: T2, T4, T6
Rope/Shorts: B93, B95, B97
Shirt: YG41, YG45, TTG46

I created a scene with die cuts using the following dies: Memory Box Woodland Branch, Memory Grand Oak Tree, Memory Box Set of Swings, MFT Fresh Cut Grass. And that's it!  

Btw, our Cardinals are now 9-1, still with the best record in the NFL. It's so much fun to go to their games and scream my heart out! Of course, we are still having injuries we don't want or need. The latest is our star receiver, Larry Fitzgerald. He hurt his knee, but played after getting hurt. I heard that he will have an MRI today to see what the damage is. (I am planning on it being a mild sprain.) We need him; we're getting a bit thin in our roster!  

And ASU lost Saturday night, which was most unfortunate. But I found out that they had 9 freshman as starters on the team, so they are bound to make mistakes while learning at the college level. They should still be very proud of their season to date.

On the home front: the rock for our backyard was installed on Friday, and it looks really beautiful back there! I will be organizing the "before and after" photos sometime this week and will show you the transformation soon!

I hope each of you has a really wonderful week. And please join us in this month's challenge!


  1. Such a lovely card, Penny. Love the image, your amazing colouring has really brought her to life and the background made completely from die cuts is so effective! It is a beautiful verse too, we all have so much to be grateful for if we stop to think about it!

  2. What a beautiful image..Especially love the shading on the tyre
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  3. Such a beautiful card Penny, I love the cute image, your colouring is outstanding and the sentiment is fabulous too.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Gorgeous sweetie, just gorgeous :0)) huggles Pops x x x

  5. wow fabulous, love your coloring

  6. Your coloring is amazing! This is so sweet : ) I love your Gratitude is an attitude- YEP!

  7. This is adorable, Penny. Makes me yearn for summer again!

  8. Beautiful card, nice sentiment and I love that tree. hugs

  9. Woow - your card is brilliant!! I love your way of colouring!

  10. Did I ever tell you I love your coloring??? LOL
    Wow, marvellous again, look at that tire swing!!
    great job!

  11. Lovely sentiment

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  12. This is so cute Penny. Your coloring is stunning and this image is devine.

  13. FANTASTIC!!! WOW Penny I just love this card you really have out done yourself on this one. Everything about it your coloring is stunning the skin looks fabulous, her hair, shirt the tire. I'm so glad you did not take away from the girl with a lot of background and you kept it nice and simple. She is wonderful.
    Hugs, Pat

  14. Absolutely stunning Penny. Just love the scene you have created with the swinging girl.
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  15. Wow! Great sentiment and the image is perfect for it!

    I love the scene you created with the die-cuts.

    That's a great image, which you've colored fabulously.


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