Monday, October 5, 2015

Resiliency and Halloween!

A few weeks ago I hinted about having some news.  Well, here it is……..

I am currently sharing as a member of the Path of Positivity Design Team.  This is a great place because it is not only filled with creative inspiration, but stories of inspiration!  Those of you who follow me might suspect this is a perfect place for me since I like to ramble on about philosophical ideas and such.  Each month there is a theme word for our challenge.  This month our theme is Resiliency.

It's also the perfect place for crafters to visit because you also have the opportunity to create projects, write your thoughts, link to the site, and vote for your favorite!  What can be better than that?  Hmmm, prizes, you say?  Yep, PoP has prizes every month; I've listed October prizes below!

Please visit PoP, read more about it,  and share your ideas about Resiliency!

As we approach the fun and frivolity of Halloween, I want to take a different spin on the day.  Have you ever thought about the children behind those masks?  Have you ever considered who they are the other 364 days of the year?

Children are the most resilient of beings!  They truly are clowns, super heroes, witches, and all the other characters they portray on Halloween.  Children have a knack for moving past adversity and believing in their dream as they face the world.  They look past all obstacles and see what the world has to offer them.

Where does this resiliency go?  When is it in our lives that we figure out we can be beaten by difficulties?  Is this resilience in-born and lost through the hardships of daily living?

Wow, what a philosophical musing!  The great news is when we feel we've lost our resiliency, we can rekindle it!  We can look toward that goal and past the obstacles.  We can look into the eyes of children and feel that hopeful spark.

This Halloween, I'm going to look beyond the costumes and see the little super heroes behind those masks -- the I never give up attitude -- those beautiful little Resilient Souls.                                 

About this card:
This adorable image, Smoochie Halloween, is from The Stamping Boutique.  She is colored with CTMH water color pencils, Shin Han Markers, Copics, and gel pens.  The crinoline and the stars are embellished with Studio G Glitter Glue.  The fall chevron paper is from the CTMH Sangria Collection.

Here are the prizes you'll find at the PoP site:

  • A $10 gift certificate from Ike's Art, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • 2 images from The Stamping Boutique (3 if you use a TSB image), 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 person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge timeframe.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge. 

So, what are you waiting for?  PoP on over to Path of Positivity and check out what the rest of the team is sharing!  You'll be glad you did.  If you need a little more inspiration on this topic, don't fret!  The team is back on the 3rd Monday of the month with another inspiration on the same topic.

My Little Witch is also flying off to The Outlawz Challenge for the Halloween Party challenge:  Must include a sentiment on the front of project.  Tag:   GCC100515


  1. Oh I love the way you've thought of the resiliency of the kids! Great pondering! And I love your card with perfect Halloween colours! :)


  2. You always make your blogs so interesting and fun to inspirational...wishing I had your talent with words.

  3. Oh what a beautiful post Katrina! I enjoy reading your thought of the resiliency of the children. What a beautiful approach too for your card seeing the children behind all those costumes and masks. Your coloring of this sweetie is gorgeous! Love your choice of the colors too. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Outlawz Monday Greetings Katrina. Hope to have you join us again soon.

    Outlawz Monday Greetings, DT (my personal blog)

  4. Oh so Sweet Katrina! Fabulous Halloween card! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations