Monday, April 6, 2015

Path of Positivity Challenge #25: Growth

Welcome to a new monthly challenge at PoP! We are all about "Growth" this month. And, no, I am not talking about my expanding waistline. Which I would be thrilled to mention, if I was about 40 years younger, and expecting a baby. But I am not. Ergo, I am not...

I am talking about growth in more subtle ways. Like the growth we experience as we learn something new, in business or in pleasure. Sometimes we can have a light-bulb moment, which opens our eyes to possibilities we had never imagined. Ways in which to grow--mentally or spiritually. We can even grow when we learn new ways to interact as parents or grandparents. I love the quote by Oprah Winfrey that I chose for this month: "The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be." This may seem a bit woo-woo, but I think it is really applicable to our lives.

I am still evolving, and no I am not just talking about aging. Though there is that component as well. But I am changing my ideas and opinions as I grow older. I no longer hold all the same beliefs that I did as a younger version of me. And I am really OK with that. I like to think of myself as being a kinder, gentler version of me when I am at my best. When I am at my worst, all bets are off...

But I digress. Suffice it to say, that I have grown in ways that I could not have imagined when I was in my 20's, 30's, or even 40's. So there is always hope. As long as we are still taking a breath, we can grow and change into more of what we were meant to be.

I chose a wonderful image by Sparkle N Sprinkle, who is our sole sponsor for our main prizes this month. Her name is Maryanne, and she is a classy lady, don't you think? From a bygone era, but one my mother certainly lived in. I love that about this image. She reminds me of Mom. Perhaps that's why I colored her hair and eyes the way I did--which I just noticed as I was writing up this post. Interesting...

Anyway, I printed Maryanne on X-Press It BC and colored her with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E15, YR02
Hair: E35, E39, E59
Eyes: E23
Trim: TTG46, TTG43, R43, R46, E51, E53, E55, E57
Hat: BG32, BG34 W1, W2
Scarf: E51, E53, E55, E57

My DP came from the Prima Anna Marie collection, (thanks, Ann Marie Governale!), and it was paired with Stampin' Up CS. I added some Pearl Pen, Whimsy Corner die cuts, and an MFT Double Scallop die-cut border. And that's about it!

I do hope you will join us this month! We have a new GDT, Julie O. of Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers; so be sure to check out her fun creations! And stop by to see the wonderful inspiration by my talented teammates as well. Here are the deets on our prizes this month:

Sponsor Info:
Sparkle N Sprinkle is the sole sponsor for the main prizes of this challenge. They are offering up two prizes for this challenge, which will be:
  • $15.00 worth of digital images for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • $15.00 worth of digital images for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
There will also be:

  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few 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.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!


  1. This is gorgeous Penny, I love the image, stunning colouring and a fabulous sentiment too.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. That's a lovely image Penny, brought to life by your wonderful colouring. I like the simplicity of this design and the quote is inspiring! Altogether a beautiful card!

  3. Fabulous card Penny & I love that sentiment :o)

  4. Hi Penny,
    yes, you're right.. We grow always up in different ways..
    Your card is really beautiful!!

  5. Great quote and card. Your coloring is marvelous. Hugs, Teresa

  6. Your Mom is beautiful. Well, if she looks like the picture. Your coloring is just beautiful. So, are you growing..more like your Mom? Glad to hear you are not pregnant.... : )

  7. This is a fabulous image Penny - and an even more fabulous sentiment. Love it.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  8. A stunning card with beautiful colouring Penny. And I just love your thinking on growth and I totally agree, we definitely mature as the decades pass into something more comprehensive lol.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  9. Fabulous image and sentiment Penny.

  10. Path of Positivity has some pretty deep thoughts. I use to get their emails but I found in some ways they where depressing but some times uplifting. I do love their images and you did a awesome job coloring your image. Your choice of color is really nice.
    Hugs, Pat♥


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