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30 July, 2020

Introducing LemonCraft - a New Sponsor!

We are so pleased to introduce you to a new More Than Words sponsor... 
  
Say HELLO to LemonCraft!

LemonCraft will be sponsoring a $25 prize each month 
to a lucky Mystery Mini Challenge winner.

A few words from founder Anna Zaprzelska:


Lemoncraft is a brand invented by a cardmaker for other cardmakers around the world. 

My name is Anna Zaprzelska and I discovered scrapbooking and cardmaking several years ago. Since I can remember I had a dream to create scrapbooking papers. 

At first it was just a dream, but one day I sat down at my computer and it happened! :-) The Lemoncraft brand was born. 

Why lemon? Because it is yellow, energetic and full of joy. It's the joy you get from crafting :-)

That's exactly what the Lemoncraft brand is - joyful. We love to interact with people who enjoy life and love scrapbooking and cardmaking. 
That's what it's all about!

Our fantastic adventure has been going 6 years now and it's still not enough! We want to give more: more joy while creating... more satisfaction with the creations you make with our papers... more happiness and smiles from the people you gift with your handicrafts. 

Today, I have much more experience and knowledge about designing, a more extensive team, and a stronger position on the market; but still my priorities are interpersonal relationships, the joy of meeting handicraft fans, a friendly, creative atmosphere, and giving happiness to others. 

Today, Lemoncraft is a constantly growing brand, a producer and distributor of professional scrapbooking papers. Our papers are known in many parts of the world and are distinguished by their original design and fidelity to romantic style. 

But it is not everything. 

What makes us stand out in the scrabooking industry is design with passion and commitment. Each Lemoncraft collection consists of patterns and colors that flow straight from the heart. 

We spend long hours refining the details, and reflecting all the emotions that accompany us during the creative process, into the paper . 

Finally, what is most important - each collection is complemented by you - Lemoncraft brand lovers - reaching for our papers to create amazing creations. Therefore, I cordially invite you to join us in this wonderful, joyful adventure, of creativity!

Please visit us at:








24 July, 2020

July 2020 Prize Winners Gallery


Welcome to our July Prize Winners Gallery!


Thank you to Vtk RANI for sharing her beautiful project that she made with her winnings from one of More Than Word's challenges.



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

SHARE YOUR WINNINGS

SHARE YOUR UNBOXING  
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.

SHARE WHAT YOU MAKE
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.

SHOW SOME LOVE FOR THE SPONSOR OF YOUR PRIZE -
Add their hashtag to your "share".

49 and Market - #49andmarket
2Crafty - #2crafty
AB Studio - #abstudio
Creative Embellishments - #creativeembellishments
The Dusty Attic - #dustyattic
Expressions Craft - #expressionscraft
Fabrika Dekoru - #fabrikadecoru
Kora Projects - #koraprojects
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 that are now running. You have until the end of the month, July 31st at 11:55am EST to get your entries in. 

To enter the Main Challenge, link up your projects at the bottom of this post using our InLinkz Tool.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

21 July, 2020

Special Guest Spotlight on Veena Chowdhry

Our Guest Designer this month, Veena Chowdhry, is a regular contributor to our challenges - sometimes she even enters more than one project!  Veena never fails to delight us with her beautiful work.  It is always unique and stunning!  We're SO happy that she agreed to be our Guest Designer!

Veena: Hello, I'm very excited and honored to be the guest designer this month at More Than Words. My name is Veena - my art profile goes by “Veena’s Magical World of Art and Craft”. I am originally from India but have reisided in the US for the past 7 years. I am an engineer by profession. I've been doing mixed media since 2018 and started scrapbooking over the past few months. I love to try different types of art.

You can see more of Veena's work on her social media links below:



Our July Main Challenge:
Word Inspiration - GOODBYE
Creative Challenge - MONOCHROMATIC


Veena's interpretation of our challenge:

Veena: To pursue our dreams and career, we often have to say GOODBYE to our family and loved ones, even though we will miss them.This thought inspired me to create a layout with this picture. I created this MONOCHROMATIC layout in different shades of blue.





A big THANK YOU to Veena for joining us as our July Special Guest!

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


Link up your projects below, using our InLinkz Tool, by July 31st at 1:00am EST.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

16 July, 2020

July 2020 Mini Challenge - MISS

You won’t want to MISS out on our Mini Challenge 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!



HEATHER McMAHON

ROSALIE DUKE-STANLEY

ELLE WILSON

DANA TATAR

HEIKES AUGENBLICK

YULIA POPKOVA 

JOLANDE van OOSTERHOUT



MINI WINNER #1
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

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

MINI WINNER #2
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS

MINI WINNER #3
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

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 July, 2020

July 2020 2nd Reveal of Main Challenge - GOODBYE and MONOCHROMATIC

Today we're sharing the 2nd Reveal of our June Main Challenge 
from the Design Team.

Saying GOODBYE - sadness or new beginnings?  
Share your perspective with us this month!!

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

Word Inspiration - GOODBYE
Creative Challenge - MONOCHROMATIC


HELPFUL TIPS FOR THE CHALLENGE

It can be sad to say GOODBYE to a loved one or a treasured pet, but goodbyes are a part of our lives. Or maybe you have happier reasons to say goodbye, like giving up smoking, weight loss, moving house, leaving school or a job or even farewelling someone going overseas. 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.

MONOCHROMATIC colours can be very symbolic and can portray strong emotions. Whatever you choose to create about, we want to see multiple shades of one colour or your project.


Please check out ALL our challenge rules in the RULES tab above 
for further clarification.

Now let's see what our fabulous DT has come up with,
inspired by the GOODBYE and MONOCHROMATIC Main Challenge!




LANUSIA
Lanusia: Travelling is my hobby and the opportunity to get more inspiration, have some rest, see something interesting and unusual.. Leaving each place I always say GOODBYE and wait for new trips. The world is so huge and my dream is to visit every corner of it.

PRIYA MISHRA
Priya: Goodbyes are never easy and for our Word Inspiration I added the quote " GOODBYE hurts when the story is not finished and the book has been closed". For Creative Inspiration I chose Frozen Ice ( Teal) MONOCHROMATIC scheme in my project.

ANNA IWANOWSKA 
Anna: There is some beauty in the sadness, and there is some strength in the ability to say "GOODBYE". These were the first thoughts that came to my mind when I started working on our July challenge. My life is quite happy now and I didn't have to really say "Goodbye" to anyone recently, but in my art journal page I wanted to capture some of the "goodbyes" which happened in the past. I wanted it to be delicate, graceful, yet powerful. I think I managed to do that!

DAISY RAMSAY
Daisy: In this photo, my son Damien is saying GOODBYE to elementary school. It will be in his graduation album. A new adventure in high school is beginning for him. His student journey has made me proud until now and I am confident that he will continue on this path. For the creative twist I used different blue tones of Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays.

ELLE WILSON 
Elle: So this AJ spread started with the drawing of the sad woman holding the cat and it was going to be a sad page.  However, as I was thinking about the word inspiration "Goodbye" and that she was probably saying goodbye, this song popped into my head "Say Goodbye" by the awesome Aussie band Hunters & Collectors. (I was a huge fan) So then it turned into a song inspired page, using some of the lyrics and some stills from the video - which also features a black cat!

HEMA
Hema: I choose a tough color to work with as the theme was GOODBYE and this creates quite an emotion that we all find hard to bear. In any situation, bidding a farewell/goodbye is not so easy. This emotion is felt by everyone, and we go through this in every phase of life. These emotions remain for ever with us. I hope you gals will like this little journal page that I shared and the quote was handwritten. Thanks!!

KATRIN MERAGLIA
Katrin: It was not easy for me to create this layout. Too many things have happened these days, all sad to say GOODBYE to. Some events that have happened, have made me understand one thing... we are more and more like machines, with less and less human emotions. A thought came to me in a Gibson book that reflected my thinking. I hope I did it justice.

ROSALIE DUKE-STANLEY
Rosalie: My GOODBYE is to the summer months. As we move into the cooler months, I miss the the warmth of sitting outside under our patio having brunch and drinks. My MONOCHROME is the colour of the warmth of summer, the golden hue gives me a wonderful feeling of wellness. As we come out of winter, every day starts to feel warm again, the flowers bloom, there is a wonderful glow in the trees and I start to feel recharged again.

MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER

(as voted by our DT)

$50 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKET


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



$25 USD value prize from MAJA DESIGN


$25 USD value prize from FABRIKA DECORU

$25 USD value prize from THE DUSTY ATTIC


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

RANDOM WINNER
(picked at random from all eligible entries)

$25 USD value prize from EXPRESSIONS CRAFT


MYSTERY WINNERS

(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)


SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER
One participant, with a high number of votes and handpicked by our Admin team, will be invited to be our SEPTEMBER 2020 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
JULY Main Challenge: GOODBYE and MONCHROMATIC
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 July 31st at 11:59 pm EST.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

08 July, 2020

Announcing our June Main Challenge WINNERS!

Such a favorite time of the month when we announce our winners!!! 

We very much enjoyed saying HELLO, and seeing what DOORS & WINDOWS symbolized to you this month!


Winners, in your email to the sponsors, please clearly indicate:
** YOUR FULL NAME
** YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS
** THE MONTH AND PRIZE WON


(ex: June - Main / Runner Up / Mystery / Random etc)


MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

IRINA R. (entry #44)
Irina, please contact Tracey - tracey(at)lindysgang(dot)com to claim your $50 USD value prize from LINDY'S.  Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Lindy's and/or in receiving your prize.



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

EDYTA HULKA (entry #47)
Edyta, please contact Karola - info(at)mintaypapers(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERS.  Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Mintay Papers and/or in receiving your prize.

IRINA YAREMISHYA (entry #40)
Irina, please contact Sofie - shop(at)papertoleaustralia (dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from SCRAPMATTS.  Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Scrapmatts and/or in receiving your prize.

CATHY WEST (entry #9)
 Cathy, please contact Louise: generalenquirestcs(at)gmail (dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from THOMPSON'S CRAFT SUPPLIES.  Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Thompson's Craft Supplies and/or in receiving your prize.

 PAPER AND SCISSORS (entry #13)
Paper and Scissors, please contact Vanessa: salesat2crafty(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au to claim your $25 USD value prize from  2 CRAFTY Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact 2 Crafty and/or in receiving your prize.


RANDOM WINNER
(picked at random from all eligible entries)

HARIS (entry 28)
Haris, please contact Elena: contact(at)koraprojects(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from KORA PROJECTS Please note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Kora Projects and/or in receiving your prize.

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

JINAL (Entry #57)
We loved Jinal's unique interpretation of our challenge.  What a fabulous depiction of that infamous F.R.I.E.N.D.S door!

Jinal, please contact janene(at)49andmarket(dot)com to claim your $25 USD value prize from 49 AND MARKETPlease note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact 49 And Market and/or in receiving your prize.


DREA SLEE (entry #65)
Drea re-created our mood board in the most wonderful way!  
We thought her handmade doors were absolutely fantastic!

Drea, please contact Karola at info(at)mintaypapers(dot)com
 
to claim your $25 USD value prize from MINTAY PAPERSPlease note that with the worldwide issues of Covid-19, there may be a delay in being able to contact Mintay Papers and/or in receiving your prize

SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNER
(hand picked by our Admin team)

LENA BLANKENSTEIN-HOLMSTROM (entry #6)
We haven't forgotten that when More Than Words started up, Lena was our very first entrant!  We love this fabulous piece of art that she has created for our June Main Challenge, and have invited her to be our Guest Designer in August.

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:

PRIKA (entry #15)
VEENA CHOWDHRY (entry #23)
MONALISA DUTTA (entry #33)
JAISHREE BANSAL (entry #39)
FAIRUZ FABIHA (entry #48)
LEIGH ANN FRICK (entry #49)
SIRISHA SETIA (entry #55)
ANEHKA MOGIART (entry #61)

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.

Share Your Winnings

SHARE YOUR UNBOXING - 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.

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

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.

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

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Our July Main Challenge GOODBYE AND MONOCHROME
is currently underway and we hope that you will join in!
Link up your project below by July 31st at 11:59am EST.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter