Monday, December 1, 2014

Path of Positivity Challenge #21 - Faith

It's the first of December already? How in the world did that happen? Seems like just yesterday we started 2014. Holy moly, Rocky. I need an extra week or three added to December, because it is for certain that I am not ready for the holidays. Are you?

But, since it is the first Monday of December, it is also time for a new PoP challenge. This month, fittingly, the challenge is faith. I do not know your religious or spiritual beliefs, nor do I need to. I think it is enough for us to just have faith in something greater than ourselves. To expect that life is guided by more than our own two hands, and to be grateful for that fact. To carry the burden of everything there is would be an impossible task. It is far easier for me to rest my faith in a higher power, and so I do.

I love the quotation by Helen Keller that I used on my card today: "Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light." That touches me on so many levels. And it goes beautifully with the lovely image provided by Pickled Potpourri Designs, Christmas Candle, that I used on my card. 

I printed this image on X-Press It BC, and colored it with my Copics: C00, C0, C2, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, R02, R05, R08, YG61, YG63, YG67. I Zutterized the edges of the image and used Stampin' Up CS for the card base and die cuts. I used Memory Box Glowing Candles and Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish dies. A fairly simple card with a very complex message...

I want to mention that we have a special GDT this month, Sue, from Sue's Paper Crafts. And be sure to check out all the wonderful creations by the talented DT, too!

The sponsors and prizes this month are:
    - A prize package of a $7 gift certificate to Pickled Potpourri Designs, (good for any digital product), for the post or the project that the DT deems the most inspiring.
    - Three digital images from Fresh Brewed Designs will be given to a randomly-selected participant. 
    - One image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps will be given to 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.
    - One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

So, as usual, there are a lot of wonderful prizes to be won this month. Be sure to get your entries in and let us know how your creation relates to the theme of Faith. 

If you know that the Cardinals lost yesterday, you know that I am feeling a bit down. All of the fans are today, I am sure. We can still hope to make the playoffs, and I do. But if they do not, at least the team gave us a fantastic run this year before we lost our starting quarterback. And, for that, I am grateful. Go Cards! 

Wishing you all a wonderful week! 


  1. Gorgeous card! Awesome sentiment. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.


  2. Penny - this is so gorgeous and I loved your blog comments too!

  3. WOW Penny...I love your card...candles are somehow so soothing and serene and love your Helen Keller saying. Thank you so much for visiting me Penny...your visits mean so much to me
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  4. This is gorgeous Penny. I love the image, wonderful die cuts and such a fabulous verse too.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Penny, your card is adorable. Sorry your feeling down....Aaron did great for us in WI.

  6. Gorgeous card, Penny! Absolutely gorgeous! I love that beautiful candle coloured so beautifully! I also love the wonderful dies you used, and that incredible quote. I'm not familiar with that one but it's perfect for your card! :o)

  7. A very lovely card, wonderful candle image and well chosen die cuts, they complement each other so well. The verse is beautiful.
    I do enjoy reading your blog, Penny!

  8. fab design ! totally love your coloring

  9. Gorgeous card and lovely sentiment. I love how you coloured the candle stand.
    Hugs & smiles,

  10. Beautiful card, love the sentiment and I agree with you Faith and God is so necessary for me to get through life, but what joy you get from it!
    Hugs Kelly

  11. Beautiful card Penny, I love that sentiment! image and coloring are fabulous as always!!

  12. Wow Penny, this is fabulous. Love the image and your stunning design.

  13. Congratulations I did not realize you are on their dt, that is wonderful. I love what you did with the candle and it has a beautiful sentiment and the die cut fits in perfect. The Cardinals are doing really good this year my Dad would be so happy, would it be awesome it the Cardinals played the Packers in the Super Bowl? I know you like the Packer also and they are doing so good.
    Hugs, Pat

  14. Penny this is a gorgeous creation. Its so crisp with the green and white.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  15. You're right. That's a wonderful quote and perfect with the image you used. It's colored beautifully.

    The card's design is wonderful and that die-cut is a great finishing touch.


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Hugs, Penny