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The Onwards and Upwards Blog Hop! {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}

(This post is part of my Onwards and Upwards Blog Event)

It’s time for you to get some inspiration from not only me, but some of my lovely blogging friends!

They’ve all got an Onwards and Upwards themed post for you, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve all written/created! If you hop all the way around, commenting as you go, then you will be in with a chance to win this cheerful prize pack {NOW CLOSED}:

Onwards and Upwards Blog Hop Prize at Jennifer Grace Creates

Which includes Simple Stories 24/7 and Glitz Design Color Me Happy items, and is worth over £25!

To enter you just need to leave a comment on each blog in the hop, and then come back and let me know here that you’ve been all the way around. Don’t forget to leave me a way to contact you if you win (or really, really make sure you check back!). The giveaway {NOW CLOSED} is open internationally, and will close at 10.59pm BST on Monday 13th May 2013. The winner will be announced on Thursday the 16th of May.

Here’s a layout I created to show you for the hop…

Wear Pretty Skirts:

Wear Pretty Skirts layout by Jennifer Grace

I own a lot of pretty skirts. Towards the end of last year I realised I hadn’t been wearing them as much day-to-day as I used to. Having to get up early for the school run meant I kept just pulling on my jeans instead! But I love my skirts, and I feel so much happier when I’m wearing them. It makes me feel prettier, and more arty and fun! So I’ve made a concious effort to wear them more – to do the school run, to the beach, to the supermarket. Don’t shut pretty clothes away in a cupboard!

The title ‘Wear Pretty Skirts’ is quite small compared to the ‘daring adventure’ words below. So to keep it prominent I layered it onto this what-not frame, which is attached to the layout with pop-dots. The giant ‘hello there’ rhinestone draws your eye to the title, and so does the arrow pointing through ‘today is your day’. The heart is a negative cut that was left over from another project you’re going to see this weekend – see if you spot the woodgrain heart on something else later!

Wear Pretty Skirts layout by Jennifer Grace

I loved the paper which had the ‘daring adventure’ words on it, but I cut them out so they fitted better with my other elements:

Wear Pretty Skirts layout by Jennifer Grace

I love this rainbow chevron washi too. There’s something about rainbow colours, like pretty skirts, that just makes me feel happy!

Be Inspired:

Use some rainbow colours on your next project

Fill a negative shape with words

Use 3 small square photos on a page

Do you have items of clothing or accessories that make you feel more positive when you wear them? Do you wear them often enough? If not, why not? Go put it on now! Feel uplifted!

Now it’s time for me to send you to the next stop in the hop… the wonderful Rinda at Gallo Organico!

Here’s the full hop list in case you get lost:

Jennifer –

Rinda –

Meghann –

Louise –

Lisa-Jane –

Julie –

Jo S –

Jo B –

Jenny –

Jacky –

Fay –

Daphne –

Abi –

Jennifer –

Don’t forget to comment all the way around, and then stop back here to let me know you’re done, so you’ll be entered in the draw to win the prize {NOW CLOSED}.

Also remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

I’ll see you again in an hour –  the next post is a bit shorter to give you time to read all the blog hop posts! x

33 thoughts on “The Onwards and Upwards Blog Hop! {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}”

  1. Wow I so love this layout. I love the pictures, colours and all the amazing details. I too have some pretty skirts which I wear rarely so maybe I should get out there in them too. I used quite bright colours on the hop so does that count?
    Jo xxx


  2. I just had the best time visiting all those wonderful blogs and it was so easy leaving comments as I seriously loved all the posts and I am definitely inspired to create after reading those thanks Jennifer xxx


  3. Woohoo!!! Made it all the way around (chasing Jo S. all the way! LOL!)
    It was a wonderful gathering of journaling, layouts and techniques.
    Thanks for including me,


  4. I made it without getting lost! And done more blog commenting that I have ever done in one night, I think. Was fun though and have discovered lots of new blogs to add to my reading list and been inspired by all the great projects. So thankyou! And thanks for all the other coming posts this weekend, I will try my best to keep up. Going to do some scrapping after my soaps have finished so thanks for the inspiration!


  5. I’m another one who’s guilty of throwing on jeans as the easy option!! Love how you’ve put this layout together.
    I’ve really enjoyed the hop……it’s been great seeing how everyone has interpreted ‘onwards and upwards’…..and we’ve ended up with such a variety of themes. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of it.


  6. Jeans all the way – I only own a couple of skirts….now the sun is making an appearance i may (when i’m fixed!) have to go skirt shopping. Great idea for a layout. I’ve been all the way around the hop now…thanks for inviting me to be of a wonderful and inspiring hop Jennifer xx


  7. What a lot of talented people there are out there! I have really enjoyed visiting some old friends and meeting new ones 🙂


  8. Thank you for a lovely blog hop – lots of inspiration on each blog – I have quite a list of blogs to go back and revisit when I have more time.


  9. Been on the hop and there are is some stunning inspiration there, I haven’t scrapped in quite some time and defiantly feeling the urge to scrap now 🙂 Thanks to everyone who took part to put this blog hop and event together 🙂


  10. WOW Jennifer – it’s taken me half a day to get around these lovely and inspiring blogs (plenty of distraction at home too LOL) – thanks for putting it all together (and sorry I couldn’t join in properly this time)!


  11. Love your layout Jennifer … but I think you know I’m a jeans kinda girl and always will be!!
    I’ve finally made it all the way around the hop and loved it …. have been pinning like crazy!!
    Thanks to all involved in the blog hop! xx


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