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open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages. PLUS we host a word-based Mini Challenge

on the last week of each month for cards, tags and ATCs. There is definitely something for everyone!

01 January, 2016

January 2016 Main Challenge
PERSONALITY & SELFIE


It's finally here!
The 1st day of 2016 (HAPPY 2016 EVERYONE!)
and thus the reveal of the first More Than Words Main Challenge.
Our Main Challenge is based on a Word inspiration and a Creative Challenge.
This challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.

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.



Di: "I was inspired by the "personality" word to list what I feel are my personality traits, the main one being that I am a very happy person so I took a whole bunch of HAPPY selfies (I had to take about 20 to get 2 that I was happy with!!).  I think this layout depicts my personality perfectly."


ELENA TRETYAKOVA

Elena: "My selfie has been taken during a wonderful time at a wedding at the coast.  Being a very happy person overall who loves to have fun, I had an amazing time! A lot of sun, beautiful flowers and good mood inspired my project!"


HEATHER MCMAHON
Heather: "My title, 'I make my own destiny', came about from realizing that I'm happy with my life right now because I have planned and worked hard to achieve what I have. This page has all my fave scrappy things - the teal colours, white background and gorgeous Dusty Attic chippies."


HELEN HAPSI

Helen: "I tried to reveal some aspects of my personality such as being creative, always wanting to discover new things and trying to be true to myself!"


JACQUELINE MOORE
Jacqueline: "The selfie photo I have used for the January challenge is of me at the beach in Margaret River.  To me, this says so much about my personality.  I love the beach, the sun, the heat and I could spend the whole day in it!  I have added shells to my page to represent this and have chosen colours that to me 
feel very calming and laid back."


Julia: "This is my 'Summer Memory' layout, or 'How I learned to do a selfie!'  Bright greens, warm sun and blooming garden fragrances inspired me to use
such a bright palette, as bright as my personality!"


KAREEN BH
Kareen: "I'm always saying that I have 2 personalities. Today, I show you in this layout, my bubbly personality.  I love selfies!  I'm always taking one so this part was a piece of cake for me.  I have created a colourful background with texture to represent my way of making things in life more magical, more wonderful and more colourful!  I'm always dreaming about everything.  
I also added flowers and bright pink because I'm a real Princess! haha"


Lilibleu: "The picture has been taken just after I moved to my new home.  I took it especially for this challenge since I pretty much never take any selfies.  I think it represents me quite well, for it allows the viewer to get a catch of my enjoyment of life as well as my quiet and gentle nature."


MONA PENDLETON
Mona:  "I was inspired by the word 'personality' to share my adventurous side!  I love the great outdoors so I took this selfie while on a mountain hike,
getting my daily dose of nature and exercise."


NICOLE DOIRON
Nicole: "I had so much fun creating this layout using a selfie I took during a Summer stroll in the woods a couple years back.  I used several kraft stickers with different adjectives that describe a few aspects of my personality and what I strive to be every day of my life.  Considerate, honest, humble... that sums me up pretty well!"


Pamela: "I really dislike having my photo taken, let alone selfies!  I am very insecure about my looks so I tend to avoid photos all together or fade into the background if I can.  My page reflects my character.  I used bold papers, a side of me that is rarely seen but exists, and then whitewashed them to make them more subtle which is more like the person I am in public.  The quote is something that I am striving for everyday to live my life the way I imagined it should be, or will be."


RACHAEL FUNNELL
Rachael: "I'm a REAL homebody so for this 'selfie' challenge, I have used this photo that I took where I love to be... my home!  The quote by Katy Perry is one of the many ways to describe my personality."


VALERIE OUELLET
Valerie: "I don't take selfies often, but I used the idea behind the word 'personality' to have a retrospection about my scrapbooking inspiration and my life.  I'm a simple girl with a simple life  who loves watercolor, doodling and bright colours."


Valia: "I probably am the last dinosaur on this planet who doesn't take selfies!  I had to take 50 or more to get one partly right.  I may look wild because of the platinum pixie hair and the tattoos, but there is a softer side in me, which I strive to conceal.  Those who know me are aware of its existence.  So I go wild with graphite paste and scissors, but I am also a sensitive girl with pink, glitter, 
and what else? Prima flowers!"


We hope that all these wonderful creations from our DT will inspire you to play along!

Be sure to check out our RULES
to make sure that you are eligible to win one of our monthly prizes.



All our prizes include postage!

MAIN CHALLENGE WINNER
a $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 WINNER
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.

LUCKY COMMENTER
this prize package from GRAPHIC 45
(exactly as shown below)


To learn more about all our wonderful sponsors,
click on the SPONSORS tab above!

We cannot wait to see your interpretation of our
January PERSONALITY & SELFIE challenge!

Link up your project using the LinkyTool in the right sidebar
by January 31st at 11:59 pm EST!!

Come back in a week when we reveal the winners of our
New Followers' Contest!  Be sure to follow if you haven't already!!


103 comments:

  1. OMG!! Your creations are stunning team!!I can see every one of you have put lot of efforts for your creations!
    Loving your new challenge blog!!Good Luck Girls! :)

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  2. Great challenge and so inspiring projects of all DT!!! Happy New Year, ladies! =))

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  3. Oh my! What a fabulous first challenge! I am not one to take selfies so this is gunna be a huge challenge! Well done to the designers.. Their layouts are amazing!

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  4. So glad today has finally arrived and we can all share our wonderful challenge with you. Fabulous inspiration from all the DT girls too. Thanks so much everyone for helping to bring this all to fruition.

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  5. What a FANTASTIC first reveal ladies!!! All of these look AMAZING....

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  6. What an amazing array of inspiration and what a fabulous challenge to kick start the new year...So so inspired by all your beautiful work :) TFS !!

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  7. I couldn't wait for this day! I want to thank me fellow admin dt members for all the hard work they have put into making this challenge blog real and my fellow dt members for an amazing job! Ladies and gents, let the games begin!

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  8. What an awesome challenge, ladies.....and such gorgeous inspiration from the entire team!
    Feeling truly inspired!

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  9. Wow O wow ..awesome challenges awesome team ..congrats ...

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  10. Woohoo! Our very first reveal is up and running! We hope you love this as much as we do and are ready to give the challenge a go!

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  11. I aim to have a go at this challenge this month

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  12. Wow!such fabulous inspiration from theincredibly talented DT! STUNNING! !!

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  13. Congrats on the beginning!!! Great challenge! Very nice work team!!!

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  14. Can't wait to start on it! Congrats on the new blog ladies!

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  15. Congrats on your first challenge!
    A wonderful challenge idea to introduce and showcase the DT girls.
    Love all their inspirational pieces...WOW!!! :)

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  16. Beautiful creations everyone!! Very inspiring!

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  17. This is a great beginning. A great challenge.

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  18. Wow what a team! Can't wait to see where this blog goes :)

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  19. I must say the Start and Concept of this challange itself is so gorgeously Creative...the hardwork of the entire team is reflecting through the Beauty of this Super Challenge.....i am Spellbound..its surely More Than Words :)

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  20. WOW!! How good is that??!?!? Superb creations. Congrats to you all and Happy New Year :)

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  21. Great challenge, great bedinning!!! I like the words game inspiration!!!
    Happy New Year and good luck with the challenge. I'm personnaly going to participate %)

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  22. At last, the wait is over! Superb beginning of the New Year with Super fun Fabulous theme-Selfie!!!
    Mind blowing creations by all DT members, so much to see:)
    Wishing you a Happy, healthy and Prosperous New Year!

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  23. Fantastic challenge!
    So inspiring proyects!
    Xoxo

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  24. Simply amazing LOs...great challenge..... sooo much inspiration here. Thanks girls BRILL!!!

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  25. Stunning ladies,enjoyed meeting you all and I certainly am inspired!

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  26. Such gorgeous creations by the DT! Very inspiring. Love the challenge theme.

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  27. Happy New Year to you all....and congrats to the first challenge post...amazing DT- works!!..

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  28. All is revealed! Great concepts and really gorgeous DT pages!! I think you will all go from strength to strength! Terrific idea to ask people to think about themselves and incorporate their thoughts into their creative work! My thinking cap is going on!!🎓🎩👒

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  29. An exciting and inspirational new challenge. Great to meet the talented designers. This is going to be FUN!!!

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  30. What a fun challenge ... and an inspiring design team!

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  31. Amazing my friends!!! I will be back!!!!

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  32. Lovely projects ladies and very interestining challenge!

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  33. Yess ! The first challenge is here ! Thanks to all for the job done, wonderfull layouts from the DT ! This is a happy new year and I wish you all a happy new one !

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  34. What a fun challenge and a beautiful collection of pages to inspire! Best of luck with this exciting new challenge blog! I'm sure it's going to be a great success!

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  35. Those projects are amazing. Love them. They're all very talented ladies. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

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  36. Oh wow - this was such a treat from all of you wondrous Design Teamers.... I'm just awed. These layouts are totally wonderful in every way. And learning about each of you is just FABULOUS. I feel like I need to print all your projects and start a personality book to remember!!!! Seems like such a artistically happy group :) And, by the way, Pamela - I understand. I'm not good with pics either but you are lovely... I can see your sweet heart in your eyes. WOW - this was the best way EVER to start the New Year.... YOU ALL OUT DID YOURSELVES! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE! j.

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  37. Those are some ridiculously beautiful pages!

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  38. Wonderful pages! Can't wait to see your followers' creations!

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  39. Congrats on your first challenge :) Love all beautiful DT's creations! Thanks for a lot of inspiration) And Happy New Year!

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  40. Amazeballs girls!! love all of the creations!!

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  41. So very exciting to see this first post. Already inspired by the fab posts from the designers.

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  42. Wow, you guys certainly rocked the selfie challenge! I'm amazed with your beautiful creations :)

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  43. Por aquí estaremos para seguir viendo tan fantásticas creaciones!!

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  44. Wooohooo, I was waiting for it! :) So...let's do it :) Beautiful inspirations :*

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  45. Congratulations on your first challenge !!!!! Love or !!!!!!
    Thanks for all and happy new year.

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  46. It was so nice to meet the DT and their gorgeous creations!

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  47. So excited to see all of your beautiful creations ladies! Such a cool concept! Everything is so beautiful! Thanks for such incredible inspiration. Happy New Year to all!

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  48. I am TOTALLY blown away by all the talented, fun, beautiful DTs and their fabulous los. I am truly inspired, intrigued, and may be back to give it a try. I hate pics of myself, so that may be tough!! Thank you for so much inspiration!

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  49. Such beautiful inspirations from the Team. Love every project!! Thanks for sharing!!! Would love to play along!!

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  50. Wow! Totally spectacular reveal and intro ladies! You have all really out done your selves. Such a fun first challenge! :)

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  51. Oh fabulous first challenge and such wonderful inspiration. I want to make time to play for this one.

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  52. What a gorgeous first reveal ladies !! love all of the creations !!!!! <3

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  53. Great first reveal ladys! Good luck with the new challenge site !

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  54. Very cool challenge, and so loving all the inspiration from the DT. I already have an idea in my head how I might tackle this first challenge. Congratulations MTW team.

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  55. Beautiful work and a fun theme for the first challenge. Wishing you all the best in this new venture and I hope to join the fun....off to find a selfie ;-) x

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  56. Super exited about this new challenge blog! Thanks gals so much for all of you talent and energy.

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  57. Wonderful DT's creations, I just loved all of them!! Inspiring.
    I pretend to participate for the first time.
    Good luck everyone!

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  58. Great start! The challenge is so inspiring! The projects of DT members are fabulous!

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  59. what a super duper first challenge! I love every single piece of work you all made, it is very inspiring to read more about your background and inspiration. I never make selfies. I don't like myself on photo's..... I will give this a try...thank you for sharing and good luck for this amazing challenge blog!

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  60. Impresionante trabajo chicas.. muy inspirador el reto...dan ganas de sacar.mil fotos! Gracias x este hermoso reto♡

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  61. You have very talented DT members, I love how different they all are. Great challenge!

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  62. What a fab new challenge... and brilliant inspiration too.

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  63. Wow!! A wonderful debut challenge and such awesome inspiration from the DT. Almost makes me want to be a scrapbooker ... almost!! LOL!! Can't wait for the first card challenge!! A fabulous beginning!!

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  64. Love your first challenge and the wonderful DT creations! I'm in for sure!

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  65. Great challenges and rewards that of ...

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  66. I really enjoyed looking at your layouts ladies! Shows there is versatility in your DT team. I might try to capture a Selfie in order to enter the challenge ☺

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  67. Wow…..Congratulations…loved the awesome 1st challenge….the creations are so stunning…WOW…wohoooo…..xx

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  68. fab first challenge for introductions.... great dt work....

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  69. Great first challenge! Love the DT work. I linked mine!

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  70. Hi, sorry i forgot to tell how the layout shows my personality. I changed it! So you can read it now! Thanks for letting me know! xxx

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  71. Wow,what a fabulous challenge! Beautiful projects from all teamies, It's very inspiring!Good luck for this amazing new challenge blog!
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  72. Wow!! A great firt challenge, beatutiful projects!

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  73. Girls! You are so talanted!!! Great start!

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  74. Great idea for a first challenge! The DT layouts are super and inspirational. This will be fun to see what my personality actually looks like on a piece of paper :-D should be interesting...

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  75. Gorgeous ladies. Looking forward to seeing you for a long time on these challenges, you have a great line up. Good luck for a prosperous mutually benefical future.

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  76. Great first challenge - loved it!

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  77. WOW! A little over 1 week since our debut and I am just now reading all your beautiful comments! Thank you everyone for all the words of support and encouragement. We are thrilled to be sharing this new adventure with all of you and can't wait to see your creations month after month! Let's have fun creating!! :)

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  78. OMG!!! I'm SO IN LOVE with this blog!!! I can't wait to join this first challenge!! YAY!! :)

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  79. Awesome idea! Love your challenge! I will try to make a layout or a canvas and I think I'll have the perfect selfie for it :) Hugs all the way from Romania!

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  80. so cute DT layouts! :) so inspiring!!!

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  81. Wonderful dt very inspiring pages done. Can't wait to play along with you.

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  82. Just found this blog through IG. Wonderous makes by the DT and all are beautiful. Awesome sauce challenge idea. ~Niki

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  83. Thank you so much for this wonderful inspiration and for luring me into taking a selfie too! Creating my journal page for this challenge was more than just great fun! You definitely managed to get me out of my comfort zone - and that was much needed! lol

    Claudia x

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  84. Awesome challenge....awesome prizes...

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  85. Awesome idea! Love your challenge! Great firt challenge, beatutiful projects!

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  86. Not one for selfies but I might have a go.

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  87. Дуже гарні подарунки та блог просто неймовірний по дизайну - дуже люблю ці кольори!!! Довгого життя блогу та натхнення!!!!

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  88. Wonderful blog! Inspiration has a fountain, emotions are going wild! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  89. I've finally found time to start mine. Really not keen on scrapbooking myself, but I'm trying to be brave this year. Thanks for the lovely challenge and all the fab inspiration x

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  90. Hola grupo!.. ya subi mi layout, estoy feliz de participar, muchas gracias!!
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    Hello group! .. And went up my layout, I am happy to participate, thank you very much !!

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  91. Thank you for the nice first challenge ! The prizes are amazing! Have a long blog life!

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  92. Great reveal girls!!!!!! So much inspiration here!!!!! Great prizes too!!!!

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  93. Awesome inspiration from the DT! Tx

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  94. Thank you for the inspiration
    Think I may not have got the title right for you here :) sorry
    Well done everyone

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  95. wow what a great challenge that will make me go into my scraproom !!

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  96. Thanks for a wonderful inspiration and great projects design team!

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  97. Congratulations on this new site! I can tell I am going to love it! The work from the design team is incredible and I think I am going to learn a lot here, as well as be able to challenge myself in new directions!

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  98. Thank you so much for this inspiring challenge! I really want to know what word will be your next inspiration! :)

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