Path of Positivity Midway

We are now half way through the month at Path of Positivity with the theme ‘Achievement’. In my first post I talked about the achievement of our youngest daughter in getting her degree in spite of going through a difficult period in her life. Today I am thinking more of the achievment that is more common, in fact if you are reading this then you have achieved it yourself! I am, of course, talking about reading. Having worked for some years at a Teaching Assistant in a Reception Class I have a lot of respect for the shear effort it takes to learn to read, especially English. The weeks of struggling to make sense of the black squiggles on a page to the realisation that they connect and make words and finally to being able to put those words together and read them. During that first year at school the children achieve so much, possibly more than during the rest of their schooling. Without the ability to read and to write the rest of the curriculum remains closed to a large extent, so it is a wonderful feeling, both for the child and for the teacher, when the mysteries of reading are finally unravelled.

My card today features a little reader!


Materials used:
Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps – Book Worm
Deedee’s Digis – Little Readers set (no longer trading)
designer papers from Gorguss
scalloped edge rectangle dies
X-Press It card
Copic pens
DL card blank (side fold)

The image has been coloured with Copics then cut with the die and matted onto a piece of designer paper also cut with a die.

The quote from Dr Seuss is from Deedee’s Digis, unfortunately they are no longer trading.

The card blank is the cut off part from making the large square card in my first post.

If my card has inspired you then why not pop on over to the Path of Positivity and have a go yourself.  There are just a couple of things we request:

Don’t forget when you link up your project and/or post, to please leave a comment letting us know how your creation relates to the theme if it isn’t readily clear within the design itself or clearly written somewhere else in your post. While you may easily see how your creation relates to the theme, it may not be as apparent to the DT members.  That is why we ask that you clarify it somewhere, whether here or in your blogpost.  You can simply write a sentence at the bottom of your post next to the link up for this challenge, if it would be easier.  We just need to know how your project ties into the theme.  Letting us know, clears up any ambiguity that may exist.

Remember, the creation must be positive/inspirational/motivational AND adhere to the theme in order to be considered eligible for this month’s prizes.


  • 3 Digital Stamps from Robyn’s Fetish, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • A $20 gift certificate from Kitten Scraps, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.

There will also be:

  • A small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge time frame.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

Finally  Path of Positivity is looking for guest designers so if this is something you think you would like to have a go at please put a comment on the Path of Positivity blog post to let Lisa know.

I look forward to seeing you there. Thanks for stopping by. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #282 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Animal Magic
Create and Inspire #48 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #234 -235
Inspiration Destination #90 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #21 – Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #11
Crafting From The Heart #117 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #159 – Anything Goes (Just for fun)




About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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6 Responses to Path of Positivity Midway

  1. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with our challenge. Hoping to see you soon.

    DT Create and Inspire

  2. Patricia says:

    Great card. I love the long shape. Thanks for sharing with us over Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!!

  3. jenn shurkus says:

    this is an awesome card! fabulous quote 🙂 thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  4. Such a great project. Thank you for joining our Challenge last week and hope you join us again in our new Challenge beginning today at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with an encouragement from God’s Word in Hebrews 3:6 which says, “But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are His house, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope of which we boast.” Have a blessed week…

    JO ANN

  5. Gale says:

    This is such a cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations and we hope to see again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  6. Sandy says:

    Such a cute image. Lovely card. Sorry I’m late popping in, I’ve had some health issues. Thanks for entering the challenge at Crafty Girls Creations and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Sandy.

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