Art Journalling challenge blog offering one monthly challenge, fantastic Design Team inspiration, and our monthly magazine, Artful Pages.

Join us, enjoy the journey and have some creative fun! We have an amazing new sponsor for our challenge!

29 November, 2020

Introducing ArtStacks - A New Sponsor!

 We are thrilled to introduce a brand-new company that is joining us as a sponsor.

Please welcome  

to the More Than Words family!

ArtStacks will be sponsoring a range of prizes for us.

What are ArtStacks? ArtStacks are packs of inspirational awesomeness! 

This brand-new business has been founded by Heather and Courtney McMahon, a mother and daughter team based in Australia.

ArtStacks are themed packs of papers containing inspirational images and words suited to art journaling, scrapbooking, mixed media, cardmaking and all types of papercrafts.

All ArtStacks packs are available in both digital and printed options.

Heather and Courtney pride theselves on sourcing a variety of quality papers for the Printed Stacks that enable you to create unique effects. Printed Stacks contain images and words printed on tissue, heavy card, transparency and a range of different and unusual papers.

DigiStacks can be printed at home on almost any paper and suggestions and tips are provided to guide you. Anyone with a home printer can use our DigiStacks.

ArtStacks has an amazing team of artists who will be bringing you regular inspiration. Please drop by ArtStacks' Facebook, Instagram and YouTube sites to check out their artists' work or head to the blog for more detailed explanations and step-by-step instructions.

Heather and Courtney are thrilled to be a More Than Words sponsor. As one of the founders of More Than Words, Heather McMahon is looking forward to seeing MTW from a different perspective!

More Than Words could not operate without its valued sponsors so please drop in on ArtStacks and show your support!


28 November, 2020

More Than Words Pinterest Boards

Did you know that you can follow More Than Words on Pinterest? When you follow us, it means you’re choosing to have our boards and pins show up in your feed. We share inspiring pins every day which can help you connect with artists that you want to know more about and inspire others to follow you in return.

What will you find on our Pinterest Boards?

All of our Main Challenges are pinned on our MAIN CHALLENGES BOARD. Quickly find any of our challenges from 2016 up to the current month. Clicking on any challenge board image will take you directly to the challenge post on our blog. You can pin project images directly from our blog or from the corresponding monthly main challenge board.

All of our Mini Challenges are pinned on our MINI CHALLENGES BOARD. Quickly find any of our challenges from 2016 up to the current month. Clicking on any challenge board image will take you directly to the challenge post on our blog. You can pin project images directly from our blog or from the corresponding monthly mini challenge board.

We are so grateful for every challenge entry. We celebrate our talented followers on boards created to showcase their work! 



If you're looking for more specific inspiration to create a layout, an art journal page, a canvas, or a smaller project like a greeting card or tag, we've made it easier to be inspired by creating separate boards for project types. We're working on adding our full catalog of individual projects to these boards so check in often for fresh pins!


We've also made it easier to learn more about our generous sponsors on our SPONSORS BOARD.

You can choose to follow all of the More Than Words Pinterest Boards, or just the boards that have the most relevant content to your interests. Whatever you decide, we're happy to have you with us and hope to continue to inspire you!

24 November, 2020

November Prize Winners Gallery

  Welcome to our November Prize Winners Gallery!

Have you ever wondered just what you might receive as a prize in 
one of our challenges? 

Thank you to Sneha Apte for sharing her winnings from ABSTUDIO.

There are a number of ways you too can be featured on
More Than Words' social media:


We would love to see your unboxing photos  or videos! Share with us using the hashtags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeUnboxing on Instagram when you receive your prize or by tagging the sponsor plus 
More Than Words Challenges on Facebook.

We'd also love to see what you make using your prize products, so please show us by using the hastags #MTWPrizeWinner and #MTWPrizeWinnerMake on Instagram and the same tags as above
on Facebook.

Add their hashtag to your "share".

49 and Market - #49andmarket
2Crafty Chipboard - #2craftychipboard
AB Studio - #abstudio
Creative Embellishments - #creativeembellishments
The Dusty Attic - #dustyattic
Expressions Craft - #expressionscraft
Fabrika Dekoru - #fabrikadecoru
Kora Projects - #koraprojects
Lemoncraft - #lemoncraft
Lindy's Gang - #lindysgang
Maja Design - #majadesign
Mintay - #mintaypapers
Scrapmatts - #scrapmatts
Thompson's Craft Supplies - #thompsonscraftsupplies

We'd love to share your good news, so also tag your pics with #MTWShare for permission to be featured on More Than Words' social media. 
We will spotlight the projects you have made with your winnings, on a blog post every month! They will also be pinned to a Prize Winners Gallery board on our Pinterest site, and shared on our Facebook and Instagram sites. 
Now off you go...get busy creating and sharing!!

Don't forget about entering our current challenges. You have until the end of the month, November 30th at 11:55am EST to submit your entries. 

21 November, 2020

Special Guest Spotlight on Jonna

 This month, we are pleased to introduce you to Jonna our November Guest Designer.

We invite you to browse through her blog and Instagram links and enjoy her lovely art that has entranced us since she first started entering our challenges!

Hi, I'm Jonna and I started scrapbooking 15 years ago. First of all to document my twin girls. After mainly making cards the last few years, I now try to get into making layouts again. And then the challenges at MTW is the perfect inspiration.


Here is a reminder of our November Main Challenge.

Word Inspiration - SEASON
Creative Challenge - LEAVES

Here is Jonna's interpretation of our challenge:

Jonna: I just had to choose fall for my project. But decided to make another approach than taking photos outdoors. So I asked my daughters what they associated with fall, and then took some photos and created the layout. Lots of diecut leaves combined with skeleton leaves. And I added the small words and some embellishments inbetween the leaves. The title ‘Høsten’ is the Norwegian word for autumn.

A big THANK YOU to Jonna for joining us as our 
November Special Guest! 

We hope that Jonna's beautiful project inspires you to join us 

Link up your projects below, using our InLinkz Tool, by November 30th at 1:00am EST. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

16 November, 2020

November 2020 Mini Challenge - FALL

Will you FALL in love with our Mini Challenge word this month?


The Mini Challenge runs on the last two weeks of each month and is for:

 cards, tags, ATCs and postcards only.  

This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project. 
We must see the actual word

*ATCs. or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art,
about 2.5 by 3.5 inches or 64 x 89 mm.

You have two weeks - 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.

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!

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

$25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

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


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

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

(hand picked by our Admin team - an entry not in our Top 3,
but that has that special something that captured our attention)

$25USD value prize from LEMONCRAFT

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 look forward to seeing your Mini Challenge projects this month!

12 November, 2020

NOVEMBER 2020 2nd Reveal of Main Challenge - SEASON & LEAVES

Welcome back to the 2nd Reveal of our NOVEMBER Main Challenge 
at More Than Words!

This month we are asking you to add LEAVES to your projects! 

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

Word Inspiration - SEASON

Creative Challenge - LEAVES


Which SEASON is special to you? You could create about the joys of summer, the colour of fall, the delights of winter or the wonders of spring. Or maybe you love every season. Of course, there are other meanings for season too, both literal and metaphorical. We’d love to see what the word inspires you to create! We need to see in your project how our word inspired you. If it isn’t obvious in your work, then please explain it in your post.  

Changing LEAVES are one of the obvious symbols of the passing of the seasons and we want to see some on your project!

Elle: I made an art journal page for this month's project using a gel printed background using autumn colours and leaf prints, some real leaves from the Japanese Maple in my garden, some autumnal word stamps and a quote from one of my favourite books - Anne of Green Gables!

Anna: I decided to make an art journal spread. "Seasons" theme made me think about how strange this year is. It's a other season I'm spending mostly at home... But also this year gave me some great experiences and I feel no regrets. More even - I feel grateful. I'm accepting the changes and trying to see bright sides in every situation.
Daisy: I love autumn because the leaves take on bright and warm colors. It creates beautiful landscapes. In the area where I live, it’s very woody. It is nice to walk there to admire the trees. For the creative twist I used diecuts of autumn leaves from Les créations Édith Cloutier

Katrin: Autumn inspired this project, I create this sculpture with modelling paste, fiber paste and recycled leaves and flowers from other projects, this is an amazing season my favourite I hope you like this.

Rosalie: My take on the SEASONS and LEAVES. Living in Western Australia, to see the beautiful colours of the seaons, we travel to the South West. This is a picture taken near Nannup where every Autunm there are these gorgeous yellows and oranges across the hills. I have added chipboard leaves.

Priya: Autumn leaves are my favorite and I love what Autumn teach us. Do for this month's challenge I chose to add a Quote -To everything there is a "SEASON" and for creative part I used some leaf moulds and some fussy cut "LEAVES "

(as voted by our DT) 

$50 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

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

$25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET

$25 USD value prize from DUSTY ATTIC

$25 USD value prize from AB STUDIO

$25 USD value prize from EXPRESSIONS CRAFT

(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN


(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 49 AND MARKET

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

One participant, with a high number of votes and handpicked by our Admin team, may be invited to be our 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

Please link up your projects
by clicking on the "Add Link" button below.
PLEASE be sure to include your personal name and country in your InLinkz title.

Challenge closes November 30th at 11:59 pm EST.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter