Monday, December 15, 2014

Path of Positivity Challenge #21 Midway - Faith

Middle of the month already? Yup. Amazing. Before you know it, the heat will be back and we'll be in our pool. And then we'll blink and the water will be too cold to swim in again. Time is going by at lightning speed for me. Hopefully, it is going a wee bit slower for you.

This is the midway reminder for our PoP Faith Challenge. And my image this time is Fresh Brewed Designs Christmas Candles. Such a pretty image for a holiday card, don't you think?

I printed this image on X-Press It BC and colored this with my Copics: YG61, YG63, YG67, E81, Y32 and my Twin Touch Brush markers: TTYR26, TTYR33, TTY34, TTY35, TTY36, TTR1, TTR14. Then I added die cuts using Memory Box Glowing Candles and Memory Box Pinecone Corner dies. My DP is from American Crafts Kringle & Co. collection, and it was Zutterized and paired with Stampin' Up CS. A bit of SU burlap ribbon was added beneath the image.

My sentiment just makes perfect sense to me. Faith is beyond the power of reasoning. It just is. There is no easier explanation for faith than this quotation. Thank heavens for the ability to have faith. It makes my trials and tribulations easier to bear, because I know that a power, much greater than I am, has been guiding me through life's experiences. I hope your faith restores you also whenever you need to fall back on it.

Some things I need to mention about our sponsors and prizes this month:
     - 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.

Also, we have a special GDT this month, Sue, from Sue's Paper Crafts. Be sure to check out all the wonderful creations by Sue and my talented teammates, too! Then, get your entries in and let us know how your creation relates to our theme of Faith.

Before I go, I will leave you with a couple of photos of our backyard after the lighting was installed and turned on. I hope to show you some of our new patio furniture in my post on Friday.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Such a beautiful card! I want to come and enjoy your backyard. He He....


  2. Your card is beautiful Penny. I love the traditional image, gorgeous colours and wonderful detailing.
    Your pool looks amazing!
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Hi Penny,
    wow, your garden looks really great!
    And your Christmas card is awesome! I love the nice cuts on it!
    Wish you a wonderful week!

  4. Fabulous festive creation Penny. Love your pool. So stunning. Its freezing here and dark a lot of the day. So difficult for coloring. As you say, time marches on, it will soon be spring.

  5. Fabulous Christmas card Penny. The image is gorgeous, the candle die cuts echo it so beautifully, lovely design and sentiment too.
    Your pool is looking wonderful, so inviting!

  6. fab card!!! love the candle dies

  7. Penny, Just to set and watch the lights will be relaxing. I'm so glad you and Gary can enjoy it together. Very creative way of using your candle die and love the image it is so pretty. Your background paper is so pretty and love your sentiment. I want to come and enjoy your backyard with you.
    Hugs, Pat

  8. OMGosh you have quite the oasis there, Penny. The design of your beautiful card puts me in mind of it. I love that sentiment.
    Hugs & smiles,

  9. Wow, that looks so gorgeous with the lightning turned on Penny!! what a great view!
    Your card is gorgeous, beautiful image and dies!!

  10. A stunming card Penny portraying faith so wonderfully. Then your pool at night is paradise and I am sure you have slept a night or two by its side to make the most of the fun lighting.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  11. Penny, your card is stunning. Love that image with those die cuts. You make the most amazing cards. Your backyard is so inviting. Picture perfect for a magazine.

  12. Just beautiful! The card and the pool with the lights on! Sorry I am slow to stop by- been trying to keep up.....

  13. Penny, your card is lovely. The sentiment is perfect. LOVE the lighting effect with your backyard pool and greenery!


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