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23 June, 2019

June 2019 Mini Challenge - YOU

Another month almost over so it's time for another mini challenge
here at More Than Words and we know that YOU will love this one!

The Mini Challenge runs on the last week of each month and is for:
 cards, tags, ATCs and postcards only.  

ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art, about 2.5 by 3.5 inches
 or 64 x 89 mm. Postcards are usually an A6 size, which is a quarter
 of an A4 ie, around 4 x 6 inches or 105mm x 148mm. If your postcard
 is bulky, you could always pop it in an envelope to mail it. 

This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project. 
We must see the actual word
You have only one week - until the last day of the month - to enter, so be quick!

Entry for the Mini Challenge is only 
via our Facebook page under the relevant post.

The winner, as voted by our DT, will receive a $25 USD value prize
from THE DUSTY ATTIC, our fabulous Mini Challenge sponsor!

You can see all our rules under the RULES tab above.

Is this word inspiring you to make a mini creation? We sure hope so!



We are looking forward to seeing your take on this challenge!

You have until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, June 30,
to share your entry on our Facebook page.

16 June, 2019

Special Guest Spotlight on

Our Special Guest for June has wowed us with her projects
for months and we are very happy to showcase her work today
based on our June main challenge!  Get ready to be inspired!

Let's learn a little more about Reniferove through her own words:

Welcome! I am very pleased to be the June Special Guest at More Than Words!
My name is Iwona, but in social media you can find me as Reniferove.
I'm crazy about mixed media! I love to be covered in paint, rust and have my hands in powder. My great love is steampunk, but I also enjoy creating rustic projects 
with tons of natural elements. 

You can visit Reniferove at the following links:

Here's a reminder of our June Main Challenge
 followed by Reniferove's fabulous creative interpretation of it.



Read below as Reniferove describes in her own words how she was inspired
by our word and how she chose to incorporate our creative challenge:

I got very inspired by the word FAVORITE and decided to go in search of one of my favorite layouts to SCRAPLIFT. I remember that I really loved how this layout turned out when I created it and was quite proud of the result.

The original design was in warm colours, so I decided to lift in cooler, darker tones. I used a similar photo on the new project. I also used the same kind of flowers and arranged the elements in a similar way. I created both background using the same techniques with a mist and a stamp. While the first project background is in gold, the second is in silver. It was nice to come back to this project. 
The lift will look great on my wall next to the original!

Let's take a look at some details:

What a stunning SCRAPLIFT layout by Reniferove!
It's easy to understand why the original one is her FAVORITE
as it is gorgeous all on its own, but the new page 
complements it beautifully and is also just as fabulous!

A big THANK YOU to Reniferove 
for joining us as our June Special Guest!

We hope that you will take inspiration from Reniferove's creation
and that you will play along with our June Main Challenge.

You have until June 30 to link up!

08 June, 2019

Announcing our May WINNERS!

It's another exciting day here at More Than Words!

We had several stunning entries last month and we would like to thank
each and every one of you who were able to participate.

Without further ado, here are our May winners! 

Winners, in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
(ex: March - Main / Runner Up / Mystery / Mini, etc)

(as voted by our DT)

Congratulations Marina, 
you are the winner of our May Main Challenge!
Marina, please contact Bhavani at expressionscraft(at)gmail(dot)com
to claim your $50 USD value prize from EXPRESSIONSCRAFT.

(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

SARAK (entry 2)
Sara, please contact Nicolle at nicolle(at)creativeembellishments(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.

Eszter, please contact Janene at janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET.

Lisa, please contact Janene at janene(at)thescrapbookdiaries(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES.

CHAITALI (entry 7)
Chaitali, please contact Jennifer at dustyattic(dot)hq(at)gmail(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC.

(selected via

RUMI (entry 16)
Rumi, please contact Nick at nick(at)7dotsstudio(dot)com
to claim your $50 USD value prize from 7 DOTS STUDIO.

(hand picked by our Admin team)

MARJUT (entry 13)
Marjut's layout documents a beautiful WEEKEND in nature with the help 
of a set of 3 PHOTOS. We love the simplicity of the composition 
and the natural elements used to express this wonderful time outdoors.
 Marjut, please contact Tanya at fabrikadecoru(at)gmail(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU.

We love Jennifer's bright and colourful interpretation of our challenge. 
Her MULTIPLE PHOTOS showcase a very fun family WEEKEND.
Her page has surprising details and we adore the hand-stitched airplanes.
Jennifer, please contact Aga at shop(at)agabaraniak(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO.

(hand picked by our Admin team)

DOTS TO LINES (entry 14)
Dots To Lines, we are thrilled to have you join us
as our Special Guest Designer for the month of July.

(as voted by our DT)

Papierowe, please contact Jennifer at dustyattic(dot)hq(at)gmail(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC.

Lastly, here are a few HONOURABLE MENTIONS who have not made it 
into our merit winners' list, but who we feel deserve to be highlighted:

Main Challenge
MAGDA ZAREMBA (entry 12)
KOYEL (entry 18)
PATRICIA (entry 20)
Mini Challenge

Congratulations to all our winners
and again a huge THANK YOU to all our participants!

We encourage all you merit winners, honourable mentions and participants whose project was featured on our Facebook page throughout the month to grab your badge from our left sidebar and proudly display it on your blog.

To lean more about all our wonderful and generous sponsors,
click on the SPONSORS tab above.


is currently underway and we hope that you will join in!
Link up your project by June 30 at 11:55 am EST.

01 June, 2019

June 2019 Main Challenge

The beautiful month of June is now upon us and, with it, 
here is a brand new main challenge here at More Than Words!

We hope that you will enjoy it and play along in large numbers!!!

Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.

Word Inspiration - FAVORITE
Creative Challenge - SCRAPLIFT YOURSELF

What does the word FAVORITE inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it. Please explain in your blog post 
how it inspired you if it isn't obvious in your work.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens - are these a few of your favorite things? As an extention to our word inspiration this month, we want you to find a favorite old project of your own and SCRAPLIFT YOURSELF! You can copy the design, the colours or any part of the project, so long as the project was created by you. Please share the original project in your post so we can see both the original and the scraplifted pieces.

Please check out all our challenge rules in the RULES tab above.

Now let's see what our fabulous DT has come up with, 
inspired by the FAVORITE & SCRAPLIFT YOURSELF main challenge!

Alicja: For this challenge, I decided to SCRAPLIFT my old layout named 'Breathe In'. The new one is also about nature. I used my FAVORITE natural elements to take you on a creative journey in the Summer forest.

Anat: I've always liked the vintage style, but I believe now that this has become my FAVORITE style. I decided to SCRAPLIFT an old layout that I love and which is actually one of my favorites. I've created it more than a year ago and wanted to see if now, after gaining a bit more experience, I would do it better or just different. I think the original layout is still my favorite.

Caroline: My FAVORITE music group is without a doubt Simple Plan, so I picked a picture of them to make my project. I also used one of my favorite past layouts to COPY/SCRAPLIFT myself.

Daisy: For this challenge, I chose my favorite layout of the moment to SCRAPLIFT. I was inspired for my new creation by a picture of my FAVORITE niece. She's so adorable and photogenic.

Daria: I decided to SCRAPLIFT a project that I did a year and a half ago that I really enjoyed creating. It includes a lot of my FAVORITE scrapbooking styles and elements. In my new layout, I added pictures of the same girl, only older. I decided that it would be symbolic and a great way to document special memories.


Di: The word inspiration inspired me to use some of my most FAVORITE goodies in my craft stash that I have been saving and coveting for some time now. It is a bit liberating when you finally do. For the creative challenge, I SCRAPLIFTED one of my older layouts that I have always loved the composition of; however, as always, I believe when you do something the second time around, you are always able to improve on it.

Edith: Inspired by this month's word and creative challenge, I chose to COPY one of my favorite creations made 1 year ago. This new layout illustrates one of my FAVORITE pictures of my godchild who I love so much!

France: A friend of mine actually loved one of my older beach themed layouts and asked me to make her one for her 30th wedding anniversary trip to Bora Bora. It was so much fun SCRAPLIFTING and recreating this layout. I used similar colours, I added the pink to highlight the tropical paradise scene. Bora Bora is my ultimate FAVORITE dream vacation. For certain, it's high on my travel wish list!

Heather: This is one of my FAVORITE photos from our recent trip to Mexico. Our daughter was having such a great time swimming in the cenotes. I found a fave older layout to SCRAPLIFT. I used the same circle effect and banners, but I changed it up a bit, particularly around the edges of the page.

Hina: Inspired by the blessings and beauty of nature, I created this layout where I SCRAPLIFTED from one of my FAVORITE layouts from the past. I copied the mixed media design and the nature theme.

Jess: I decided to SCRAPLIFT a layout that I created about a year ago when I first started scrapping again. I added lots more dimension to my layers. I also chose to scrap another photo of my fur baby, Betty, wearing a flower crown as these are among my most FAVORITE pictures of her!

Mary: I chose to SCRAPLIFT my fave canvas which I made about a year ago. I used a different photo, but I kept the same design and colour palette as it's one of my FAVORITE colour combos.

Nicole: I thought long and hard about this month's word inspiration and how I wanted to represent it in my project. There were so many ways to go, but I finally decided to use a photo of one of my FAVORITE fictional characters of all time, Anne of Green Gables, definitely a favorite in Eastern Canada where I live. This particular depiction of Anne (with an E) is from the most recent TV version of this story, which I absolutely love. I decided to SCRAPLIFT the design and selfie theme of the very first project that I created for More Than Words, back in January 2016.

Nuneka: The original layout is my favorite among all the ones I've done. It's dedicated to my FAVORITE band, U2, using photographs of their video clip, Invisible. Keeping the theme with the chains and central cluster, I COPIED this layout to make a new one also dedicated to U2, this time using the cover photo of one of their albums.

Priya: FAVORITE is something close to my heart... and my original project is just that! I participated in an exhibition, my first, and this layout was the most appreciated one. It also got sold which was quite unexpected. The new project is not just a SCRAPLIFT, but I copied my favorite layout using the same background paper, colour combination and overall look.

Rosalie: One of my FAVORITE things to do is to explore nature. That is why both my projects have a natural element to them. My SCRAPLIFTED layout is based on a page I did last year of a trip down a snow covered lane. I loved using chipboard foliage, so I changed the position of the main feature and colour palette for my new project.

What wonderful creations from out DT this month!
With the original and scraplifted pieces, you got double the inspiration.

And now, let's take a look at the fabulous prizes up for grabs!

(as voted by our DT)

$50 USD value prize from LINDY'S
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN

$25 USD value prize from THE VINTAGE CHICKS CLUB

$25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

$25 USD value prize from 2CRAFTY
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from KORA PROJECTS
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

(hand picked by our Admin team - two entries not in our Top 5,
but that have that special something that captured our attention)

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

$25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

One participant, with a high number of votes and handpicked by our Admin team, 
will be invited to be our August 2019 Special Guest Designer.

We are very grateful to all our generous sponsors for these fabulous prizes.
To learn more about any of them, click on the SPONSORS tab above.

We are looking forward to seeing your entries into our

Link up your projects using our LinkyTook in the right sidebar
by June 30 at 11:55 pm EST.