Friday, 1 January 2016

moments-More Than Words First Challenge!!

The time has finally arrived! We are live and so thrilled to present your with our first challenge here at More Than Words

January Main Challenge
What does the word "PERSONALITY" inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the word somewhere on your project or
simply be inspired to create from it.  Please explain in your blog post
how it inspired you, if not already obvious. 

The creative challenge is to use a "SELFIE".
It is as easy as that!  All of the DT have used a selfie of themselves
on their project in order to introduce themselves to you during our very first
 challenge, but for your project, you can use a selfie of yourself
or anyone else (kids, husband, best friend, etc).
Or, if you have no selfie, any photo of you will be fine.

This is what I came up with. . .

I struggled with this layout for oh so many reasons! One I hate taking pictures of myself lol so that was an experience in itself. Two I am really battling with this neck pain from hernaited discs and a narrowing of my spinal cord canal. The pain makes it difficult to sit and do anything for a long period of time :(  I pray that there is an end in sight for me when I see the surgeon in Toronto later this month!!! Pray!!!
Here are a few close ups.

Used one of my favorite stencils from 7Dots Studio for the background. The papers are from Prima Bella Rouge collection.
Tim Holtz rubons.
I hope you join along with us this month! We have some awesome prizes up for grabs!

All our prizes include postage!

1st place WINNER  -  $50 USD store credit from DUSTY ATTIC

Here is more information about our 1st place sponsor this month:

"The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned and operated laser cutting business, which designs and manufactures craft items and embellishments.  Founded in July 2009 and located in Perth, Western Australia, we are proud to be able to make our mark on the scrapbooking and craft industry with our great range of products.  We are continually designing so we can bring our customers new and fresh designs.  We love seeing what beautiful creations our customers have made with our products."

Next, 4 runners-up will each be awarded a prize valued at $25 USD.

1st RUNNER-UP  -  This prize package from COLOUR BLAST
(exactly as shown below)

2nd RUNNER-UP  -  This prize package from COUTURE CREATIONS
(exactly as shown below)

3rd RUNNER-UP  -  A gift certificate from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES

4th RUNNER-UP  -  A prize package from 7 DOTS STUDIO
(image below is for illustration purposes only)

In addition, we will draw 1 random winner from all eligible entries.

RANDOM PRIZE  -  A prize package from STUDIO 75

And last, but certainly not least, we will randomly award a prize to
1 lucky blog follower who has commented on any of our January blog posts.
There is no need to participate in our challenge to be eligible for this prize,
but you do need to be a follower and leave us some comment love.

COMMENTERS' PRIZE  -  This prize package from GRAPHIC 45
(exactly as shown below)
I am so psyched about seeing what everyone comes up with. And I hope that many of Scrap Around the World fans come join in the fun! We are here for YOU! Remember we also have a mini challenge in the last week of the month so don't miss out on that! So much excitement!!
I really hope to see you there!
All the best! :)


  1. This is a great challenge! And your layout is lovely! I do hope you get some relief from the pain, I how how draining constant pain can be.. I pray for Gods healing touch..

  2. Firstly my friend, I wish you a blessed New Year full of love, peace and Health for you and your family. Second, Oughhhh it really sounds painful...I'm so sorry to hear you have been battling with all these pains, poor girl, hope the doc can help you soon. Third, Congrats to all of you for this new site....I will try to participate and of course announce it in my blog, I know it will be a success ;)
    and last but no least...Beautiful page..I love the pastel colors and yes...the damask stencil it's my fave, too. So lovely pic of you....hey you should take more look pretty! Get well soon... A big hug!!xxx

  3. Very happy new year to the Team.Such a pretty LO.Would love to participate!

  4. I love how the colours come together on this page, and the flowers and pop of black just enhance it beautifully

  5. Such a wonderful layout! Cute selfie and I love the colours and design! Nerve pain is never fun so wishing you a speedy relief of it. All the best in the New Year!

  6. Beautiful selfie Pamela! I'm sorry you are in so much pain! That is horrible! Your layout is beautiful! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Cheers to a New Year!