Monday, March 2, 2015

Path of Positivity Challenge #24: Serendipity

It's the first Monday of the month, so we have a new challenge for you at PoP. Number 24 is "Serendipity". I love that word. It sounds so magical and playful. Serendipitous is even more fun to say--try it. I even sound halfway-intelligent when that comes rolling off my tongue...

Defining serendipity is a little tricky for me, so I will just give you the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition: "the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for". (Hey, that even ends in a preposition. I love it. Isn't it fun to break the rules of grammar?) For me, finding Gary was definitely an act of serendipity. Though I honestly didn't know it at the time. Long story...

I chose a quotation for my card that fully reflects the definition above. And my gorgeous image is from Sami Stamps. Her name is Wild Flower Beauty, from the Spring and Easter release. I just love her! She was printed on X-Press It BC and colored with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E17, R21
Hair: E53, E31, E23, E37
Flowers: E02, E08, E09

I chose DP from Momenta Patty Young Designs, (thank you Teresa!), and paired it with Stampin' Up CS. My die cuts were made with Memory Box Caserta Bloom; pearl stickers and Pearl Pen were used for accents. 

The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
  • A $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • A $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, 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 voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.
Please check out the wonderful creations by my teammates. And our GDT this month is Stephanie, from Steph's Scrap Happenings. She has been a Voter's Choice, Top Pick, and DT Delight. I hope you find enough inspiration to enter our challenge this month. We look forward to your entries! 

Have a wonderful week!  


  1. This is stunning Penny. She has the most beautifully coloured hair and love the papers.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. Penny, your card is gorgeous. Love the coloring especially of the hair. Also great paper piecing.

  3. Such a beautiful card Tammy, the image is gorgeous and your colouring is outstanding, her hair looks amazing!
    I hope you have a good week.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. This is so beautiful Penny! Amazing colouring, gorgeous image and lovely design. I didn't know I was looking for this image, but now I need that serendipity!!!

  5. Goodness- this is a beautiful card- and your coloring is beautiful- as always! what a great image for working on coloring hair too : )

  6. wow fabulous s usual

  7. Wow. You did an incredible job on her hair. Gorgeous design too.

  8. Hi Penny,
    wow, this card is so awesome! Really fantastic! I love the colours and how you coloured her hair! Brilliant!

  9. Fabulous image, color and detail Penny. She is lovely.

  10. Gorgeous, Penny! What was it that I just said about your colouring? Wow!! :o)

  11. Penny, this is stunning! Magnificent job coloring her hair. I love it.

  12. Just stunning once again and I adore the paper piecing.
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  13. Missed this one also, I do not know how these hide and it is not only yours. Now I have a cat sitting on my arm and I'm trying to type. I think he thinks I've been on here to long today but that is what happens when you need to get your consenting done. Right. I got out of making supper so that was nice! You are right that is a beautiful word and your image is amazing and you really how do they say when you are right on the mark, you really nailed her hair, stunning!!!!
    Hugs, Pat/♥


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Hugs, Penny