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Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event Announcement and Giveaway! Plus Free Cut File & Printable Sheet!

It’s time to share details about my next, completely free, blog event!

Mark your calendars for June the 6th-8th, and read on for more details (plus the chance to win a 7 Dots Studio Illumination Collection Kit)…

Refresh Your Craft & Soul Online Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

The theme for the event is loosely based on my word for the year ‘Cleanse’. However, ‘Refresh Your Craft & Soul’ will expand to include a variety of ideas, including water themes (rain, sea, rivers, drinks, watercolour paints, water activities), fresh air and outdoors, trying new things, simplifying clutter, clean and simple projects, being healthy, letting go of worries, etc!

The event will follow the same format as my previous Blog Events, with posts from 4pm – 10pm Friday, and 10am – 10pm Saturday and Sunday (times all BST). There will be lots of crafts, tutorials, challenges, tips, a blog hop, and of course some lovely giveaways!

The giveaways will close on Monday the 9th of June at 10.59pm BST, but the challenges will have prizes too, and those will stay open for entries until the following Sunday (15th June) so there’s time to play along with those even if you’re not about for the actual event. Below is a glimpse at the many many prizes which will be up for grabs:

Prizes for the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’ll be using a lot of these products for my projects too, so if you want to pull together some things from your stash or order anything in then you should look for:

refreshing blue colours

uplifting orange hues

crisp whites

positive phrases

raindrops / clouds / umbrellas

anchors / sea symbols

flowers

things that inspire you!

To add to your items you can also snag the below FREE printable sheet and cut file / digi stamp:

Free Printables for the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

Grab this printable sheet at A4 size HERE or at Letter Paper Size HERE

Free Cut File or Digi Stamp for the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

The SVG for this ‘Refresh’ word is HERE or the PNG with Transparent Background is HERE

This is what they look like printed / cut:

Free Printables for the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

If you want even more bits and pieces you can check out my Etsy Shop Happy Scatter, which I’ll be adding more items to over the next week!

Happy Scatter Etsy Shop

Of course NONE of the above stuff is necessary for you to come along and be inspired, I aim to give you lots of ideas no matter what products you have!

Who would like the chance to win something now? How about this 7 Dots Studio Illumination Collection Kit?! It’s full of uplifting phrases and has papers with a chalkboard-effect on one side and refreshing pastel colours on the other side!

Giveaway of 7 Dots Studio Illumination Collection Kit

Enter using the rafflecopter widget below. One of the options is to leave a blog post comment telling me what makes you feel refreshed – please note you need to leave a comment AND click on the rafflecopter widget to say you’ve done so!

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The giveaway closes on Monday the 2nd of June at 12.00am GMT, and will be announced a day or two later here on this blog. It is open internationally.

Of course you can always comment and share news of the event without entering the giveaway if you would like to!

Also come join the Jennifer Grace Creates Events Chat Facebook Group for sneaks and a ‘guess the projects’ contest in the run up to the event!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read all this, I hope you are excited about the event, I will look forward to seeing you then!

Jennifer x

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Projects that WOW! winners and more sneaks!

It’s time to let you know which 3 lucky people won a place on my ‘Projects that WOW!’ class!

Projects that WOW! Online class at Jennifer Grace Creates

Congratulations to:

Tinker

Ruth G

Eleni

You are the winners! (Winners were chosen by random.org, from all comments left on all the blogs in the hop. Details of all entrants available on request).

Winners please shoot me an email, letting me know if you are new to the class or if you’ve already bought a place. If you’re new I’ll send you out the welcome mail and sign you up, if you’d bought a place already I will refund your place but keep you in the class!

Thanks very much to everyone who entered, I had 371 comments from 72 people to draw from so that was fun – it was great to see what you were saying about the class!

If you’ve been trying to decide whether to sign up or not then here’s some more sneaks (the last you’ll see here).

These are a few more projects that I’ve made for the class:

More Projects that WOW! Projects

And these are the prizes that a few lucky class participants will win for joining in while the class is live:

Projects that WOW! Prize Sneaks

It’s going to be lots of fun! If you missed the previous details about the class you can see them all HERE. If you have any questions about it all you can contact me at jennifergrace (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk.

If you just want to go ahead and sign up you can do that on the button below, the class costs £10:

I promise I won’t keep talking about the class now! I have some non-class stuff to show you very soon…

Bye for now, Jennifer x

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Onwards and Upwards Giveaway Winners!

Hello! I’m just about recovered from the busy busy weekend, though I still have a few emails / comments to reply to, and I’m still putting together the PDF featuring the projects (which will be posted sometime next week).

But I had to pause from doing those things, so that I could choose the winners for the fabulous Onwards and Upwards giveaways!

giveaways

Here are the winners:

Welcome and Grand Giveaway Winner = Tracey (of Vixen’s Scrapping)

Blog Hop Giveaway Winner = Joy

Giveaway sponsored by SJ Crafts Winner = Fay (of Stitch, Stick, Sew)

Giveaway sponsored by Mary Wangerin Winner = Anne P

Giveaway sponsored by Digital Paper Winner = Bethany Hardy (of Double Dog Dare You)

Giveaway sponsored by Positive Intentions Winner = Julie (of I Create Purty Thangs)

Giveaway sponsored by ArtCHIX Studio Winner = Natalie Elphinstone (of One Scrappy Doctor)

Giveaway sponsored by Beartown Zodiac Winner =Jacky S (of ScrappyJacky)

Thanks so much to all who entered! If you see your name above then please contact me at jennifergrace (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk, with ‘giveaway winner’ in the subject line. Fay, Bethany, and Julie – I don’t need you mailing address, I will just email you back with details on how to claim your prize – for everyone else I need your mailing address to get it sent out to you!

If you are disappointed about not winning, then don’t worry too much – all the challenges are still open, until Sunday night (19th May at 10.59pm BST) and there will be another weekend event in November!

I hope you are having a happy day! x

(Details of entrants to each giveaway, and the random.org screen shot selecting the winner, are available as word docs if requested)

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A Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}! Sponsored by Artchix Studio

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

It’s time for another lovely giveaway {NOW CLOSED}! This one is coming at you from the fabulous ARTchix Studio!

This shop is filled with some fantastic, quirky, and original items, lots of them created or discovered by the lovely Helga. When I discovered this shop I was so excited I didn’t know what to click on next!

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Here’s some of my favourite bits and pieces from the shop right now:

1. Sky Collection by Helga – oh, so many lovely little things in one tin! Suns and moons and stars and clouds… and little raindrops too. I could use these on so many projects, and have a cute music-paper lined tin left at the end:

sky collection

 

2. My Art Challenges 2 Digital Collage Sheet – Helga has some cool art challenges on her blog, HERE is one of the old ones which is featured on this digital collage sheet. I just love that these are all images of artwork created by Helga, that you can then use in your own artwork – creativity inspiring creativity! The phrases and images on this are inspiring and uplifting:

digi sheet

3. Hot Air Balloon Ornaments – By this point in the weekend you’re probably sensing I have a thing about hot air balloons, so how could I possibly leave out this lovely set? I want to get lots and paint them all different colours:

balloons

 

Want to see what you can win {NOW CLOSED}? Helga is generously giving away 20 of these Custom Sustainable Wood Tags, they say ‘handmade by’ and the winner can have any name or company engraved on the tags (prize value $24):

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How cool is that? These would be so fun to add to handmade gifts, to make them feel super professional!

All you have to do to try and win the prize, is pop over to the ARTchix Studio Shop, take a look around, and come back to comment – tell me what items you love the most!

This giveaway will close at 10.59pm BST on Monday 13th May. The winner will be announced on Thursday 16th May. The giveaway is open internationally. Please make sure you tell me how to contact you if you win!

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!

Don’t forget to let me know what you like in the by ARTchix Studio Shop! You can also see more from Helga at her blog HERE, and her facebook page HERE, and Pinterest HERE! See you again in 60 minutes! x
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A Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}! Sponsored by Positive Intentions

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

It’s time for another sponsored giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, this time from the fabulous Positive Intentions!

Kristin’s gorgeous bracelets really caught my eye in her Etsy shop, thanks to the pretty charms and/or drop gemstones that she adds to them. It makes them look so delicate and special! Plus each bracelet has gemstones with positive energies, so you can choose which one will help you become the person you want to be!

Positive Intentions

Here’s a few of my favourite items from her shop right now:

1. The Carnelian ‘Lotus’ Gemstone Bracelet –  The description for this bracelet says that ‘Carnelian promotes fearlessness, ambition, concentration, motivation, and positivity.’ I think this bracelt would give me the fire to go forwards with all kinds of goals, especially with the bright red powerful color of the beads! The lotus flower charm ‘symbolizes rebirth, purity and enlightenment’ which sounds very empowering too:

carnelian lotus

2. Hematite ‘Infinity’ Bracelet – I have liked hematite for a long time – since owning a hematite ring as a teenager. There’s something magical about it because it’s dark, yet reflects light so brightly. And it ‘helps wearer to reach for their dreams and desires and move beyond limitations’, which is something we all need, yes? I love how Kristin has paired this with the infinity sign, which ‘represents limitless potential’. The wearer of this bracelet could go a long way:

hematite

3. Moss Agate Gemstone Bracelet with Tree Charm – This colour green seems like a refreshing, renewing hue to me, and in the bracelet description it says that ‘Moss Agate helps when one is feeling overwhelmed with responsibility. It makes wearer stronger and braver and helps them for forgive’. Plus the tree/tree of life symbol represents ‘staying grounded while growing and looking upwards’, so it seems like it would help to balance my soul:

moss agate

What do you think, aren’t they all gorgeous and intriguing? Kristin also says that all bracelets are customizable, she can swap the charms or change the length if you let her know what you want – how’s that for good customer service?!

Now for the giveaway {NOW CLOSED}… one winner is going to receive an

Individual bracelet of their choice from Positive Intentions! (maximum value $23)

Lucky person!

All you have to do to try and win the prize, is to pop over to the Positive Intentions Etsy shop, take a look around, and come back to comment – tell me what item you love the most!

This giveaway will close at 10.59pm BST on Monday 13th May. The winner will be announced on Thursday 16th May. The giveaway is open internationally. Please make sure you tell me how to contact you if you win!

Don’t forget 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!

And remember to let me know what you like in the Positive Intentions Shop! See you again in 60 minutes! x
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Announcing My Online Class – Projects that WOW!

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

Oooh, it’s time to announce something that I have been bursting to tell you about! After my last post about something I’m struggling to progress with, this hour I want to share a goal that I’ve had for a while and am finally achieving.

I have been working on my first ever online class! Yes – now I make classes too! It starts on the Monday 10th of June 2013, and it’s called Projects that WOW!

Projects that WOW! Class at Jennifer Grace Creates

‘Projects that WOW!’ is about making your projects stand out from the crowd. What makes you pause and look closer at a scrapbook page when you are flicking through your own albums, or looking at other people’s layouts in magazines? Which cards jump out at you from Pinterest or from envelopes when you open them? What details of paper-crafted home decor or jewellery make you stop and say ‘wow!’? It’s time to learn some of these techniques or styles and put them to use!

Are you intrigued? Read on for more details and a special offer {special offer now finished}- the offer is available for just over 48 hours!

Details:

This online class will consist of 15 PDF prompts (lessons) and at least 3 videos, and it will run as a ‘live’ class from Monday the 10th to Friday 28th June 2013. Class participants will receive an email with a prompt attached every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for three weeks.

It will feature examples of lots of scrapbook layouts, but also some cards, jewellery and home décor crafts (all involving scrapbook paper/supplies). There will be a forum, and a gallery for class participants to upload to, and there will be some prizes up for grabs for those who join in! Yay, more prizes! All the class material will still be available to participants after the end of class. So it will be okay if you can’t manage it all while it’s ‘live’ – you just might miss out on winning the prizes!

Each prompt will have a ‘theme’ of a particular technique or style, which can be used to make crafty projects that grab your attention. You may have seen these styles before but not been able to define them, or you’ll be learning new ways to use them!

Each prompt also has a layout by a guest artist – a different guest for each prompt! The guest artists are from all around the world, and have all got stunning pages that really stand out, I can’t wait to show you their work as well as my own! There will be two of my own layouts, two of my own cards, and another item (eg jewellery or home decor) on each prompt, as well as the guest layout. Some will have step-by-step tutorials, some will be super inspiring!

In total it’s going to be over 90 pages of ideas. The normal class price will be £10, but if you purchase the class between now and Monday 13th May at 10.59pm, you can get it at the special offer price of £8 {special offer now finished – class price is now £10}!

You’ll receive a thank you email within 48hours of your purchase. If you’d rather I send emails to a different address other than the one you pay with, then tell me that email address in the ‘add special instructions to the seller’ box. Or you can email me at jennifergrace (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk at any time!

What do you think? Does the class intrigue you? Hopefully it will help you progress with your projects!

I’m confident that you’ll love it – but if you sign up and it’s not what you expected, and you let me know why not within the first week of class, then you can leave the class and I’ll refund you the price!

More details, including the list of guest artists, will be here on Monday the 3rd of June!

 

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

See you again at 9pm! x