Monday, January 19, 2015

Path of Positivity Challenge #22 - Midway - Uniqueness

Well, I have good news, and I have bad news. The good news is that my beautiful lip is looking more normal, so I may even venture out of the house later this week! The bad news is that I may even venture out of the house later this week. (If you are in the Valley of the Sun, be on the lookout for a crazed old lady in her silver TSX. Scaaaaaaary.) Now back to our regularly-scheduled programming...

Today we are reminding you that our PoP challenge #22, Uniqueness, is at the midpoint. We are looking for more entries this month, so be sure to check out the fab inspiration by my teammates, and then get your creations in to our challenge. And be sure to let us know how your entry fits the challenge theme.

I have used a darling Scribbles Designs image, Birthday Chef, for my card. As my friend, Desire, knows: I heart penguins. I heart them a lot. I would have an entire penguin colony in my backyard if they could tolerate the heat. As it is, I'm leaving them in South Africa, because I know Desire will take good care of our bird babies.

I found a fun quotation by the great Dr. Seuss, which seems to fit this birthday chef to a "T". I am grateful for all the unique souls in our world. We each have something special to contribute to make this an interesting and exciting place to live. (And, yes, I know, I have more quirks than I care to admit. Don't rub it in, OK?) Life would be so dull if each of us marched to the beat of the same drum. What's the fun in that?

I get an email every day from Sunny Dawn Johnston with an affirmation. She calls it "Sunny's Sentiments -- Your Positive Daily Affirmation". Magically, today's affirmation is: "I am a unique and very special person who is worthy of respect from others." Just had to share that, as it cracked me up that I would receive it today--synchronicity at its finest. 

Oops, I seem to have forgotten to give our sponsors their due. So here are the deets for this month.

Our guest sponsors and prizes this month are:
- A prize package worth $10 of digi images, (digital papers not applicable), from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring.
- A $10 Gift Certificate from Ike's Art, 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 Digital Delight.

There will also be:
- One digital designer paper, (made to order in a couple 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.

And now for the details on my card. I printed Birthday Chef on X-Press It BC and colored him with my Copics: T0, T1, T2, T4, T6, T8, Y13, Y15, Y18. Then I mounted him on Stampin' Up CS and added my sentiment using a couple of die cuts: Spellbinders Ovals and Spellbinders Labels 18. Another fairly CAS card for me, huh? What's up with that, anyway? Your guess is as good as mine. 

And I have just typed a lot of nonsense about nothing. I decided you would get bored reading it, so I hit the delete button. Well, actually I used my highlight and delete function, if you want to get technical about it. Anyway, I saved you reading a bunch of trivia, so you can thank me later.

For now, I hope you will all have a really wonderful week. We are having Gary's brother's widow, Wendy, over for a visit. And then I get to see my sister, Barbara, when she comes back from Wisconsin/Florida. I'll be back here on Friday. Hope you are on the edge of your seats awaiting my next post...


  1. Penny, your card is adorable. Love that image. Hope you are able to get out later this week.

  2. Sweet Penny! You are a very unique and special person for your one of the one's that cares about others and you go out of your way to make everyone feel so very special and I give you my utmost respect for being who you are. I dearly love you as a person and a friend. Now onto your card! I love the penguin and your awesome coloring with the T's. The yellow and the folds in the towel really stand out and add a great pop of color! Love it

  3. This is fabulous, such a great image and wonderful colouring - I ♥ penguins too!
    I am pleased your lip is better. I hope you have a good week.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Good morning sweetie, fabulous creation, I love this little guy so cute and yellow is my all time fave colour hugs Pops x

  5. Penny, I so look forward to reading your posts, they always leave me with a smile on my face! I'm pleased your lip is getting better, don't like to think of you skulking indoors in a darkened room, get out there and scare people in your silver TSX!
    Love the card....the penguin is gorgeous, so beautifully coloured, love the striking colour choice and the quote-perfect - I'm a big fan of Dr Seuss!
    On the edge of my seating...waiting...

  6. I love this sentiment and I bet he loved this wonderful card! That Penguin is wonderful and I LOVE your coloring : ) I hope your lip heals quickly - but even if it is not healed- go out anyway! Enjoy your SIL visit.

  7. I love the look on the penguins face, that is a great sentiment. You did an awesome job with your coloring. I'm so glad you are feeling better and can good out of the house. So you have a super week.

  8. Your card is great. What a great job you did coloring this; great highlights. I love that sentiment. My pastor once used that quote in one of his sermons after another pastor friend had posted it on his FaceBook wall. This is perfect for this month's PoP theme. I haven't been able to come up with anything for this challenge yet. Hopefully I will get something in. I really like that challenge blog.
    Blessing hugs,

  9. fun image Penny, love this card

  10. I missed this one Penny, a complete delight, as are you and your fabulous posts.


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