Tuesday, November 29, 2016


This was such a fun and personal layout for me.  At More Than Words the subject was "Special" which to me is my grandmother.  Her name is Louise and she is 104 years old.  She still lives by herself and she can even drive.  

As you can see I am so happy and very lucky to still have my grandmother with me.  She had one child, my mother, and she passed away last year.  I am also a grandmother to 4 and another on the way.  That will make her a great, great, grandmother.

I used various blue papers, a new die cut by Tim Holtz, and something borrowed (the pen which I wrote Love on the heart).  I also used something old which is very valuable to me.  It is the silver pin which my mother gave to me many years ago.  Isn't it lovely!

November 2016 Main Challenge

Oh, how time flies!  It's November already, almost a year since More Than Words made its debut. This time last year we, the Admin team, were excitedly brainstorming this new concept and working together day in and day out to shape it into reality!  We are thrilled about it all turned out and are so happy to see your entries
inspired by our challenges each month.
And speaking of challenges, here is a brand new one for November :
Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.
The challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.
Word Inspiration - SPECIAL
Creative Challenge - OUR QUOTE
What does the word SPECIAL inspire you to create? You can chose to use the word somewhere on your project or simply be inspired by it. Please explain in your blog post how the word inspired you, if not already obvious.
Even though we were inspired by weddings for our creative challenge, you do not have to create a wedding-themed project. The instructions are simple - we want you to follow OUR QUOTE as inspiration and use something OLD, something NEW, something BORROWED or something BLUE on your project. 
For example, you can decide to use a brand new paper collection (NEW) or add blue paint on your background (BLUE). You can use some of those old antique buttons you've got stored away (OLD) or use a tool that you have borrowed from a friend (BORROWED). Please let us know which ones you've used. You can even challenge yourself and use all four! We will also accept projects that display the quote itself.  Easy, right?
VERY IMPORTANT! You have to incorporate both requirements of the challenge - the word inspiration AND the creative challenge - on your project to be eligible to win. Just look at our desisgners' creations and descriptions as example. Also, remember that you must include our board image and a link to our blog in your entry post.               


Here are the close-ups!

Thank you again for looking and may you have a wonderful day!

Hugs – Ginger


  1. Wow wow wow, what a truly SPECIAL layout this is. Firstly because you can see it is made with love, but also your Grandmother looks amazing for 104 !! I really enjoyed reading your story about her too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us over at More Than Words. ❤️❤️

  2. Oh, what a wonderful tribute to such a special and beautiful lady!! Your blog post is complete with our challenge board and so much information about your inspiration and our challenge... just one little thing missing in order to be eligible for a prize. You have to include a link to our blog (http://morethanwordschallenge.blogspot.ca/) so if you could only add that, then you wouldn't miss out on your chance to win a prize! Again, gorgeous work and thank you so much for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  3. Oh wow - what an amazing story! You are so lucky to have this special woman still in your life. And you've made a great project with it too! Thanks so much for joining us at More Than Words.

  4. Please, tell your grandmother she looks a lot younger than 104 !!! She is amazing, you are both lucky to have each other !! Beautiful page !! Thank you so much for joining us at More than Words !!

  5. Fabulous! Thank you for playing with us at morethanwords challenge.

  6. Wow this is incredible 104 what a lifetime of stories! Wonderful layout!! All the best from MTW! :)

  7. Hello Ginger! This is Nicole from More Than Words! First of all, congrats on your win for this fabulous layout! We have just noticed today that there was an error in the Fabrika Decoru email address so if you have had a hard time trying to contact them, that would be the reason. Their correct email address is fabrikadecoru(at)gmail(dot)com We apologize for this!