Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates 15th-17th May 2015

Focus Your Craft & Soul Announcement & Giveaway!

Ooh, the next (completely FREE) blog event here at Jennifer Grace Creates is fast approaching! I’m here to tell you all about it, and I have a giveaway to entice you to spread the news!

It’s time to Focus Your Craft & Soul…

Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates 15th-17th May 2015

Mark your calendars for May the 15th – 17th!

The theme for the event is loosely based on my word-of-the-year ‘Focus’. This will cover a variety of ideas on how to focus your crafting, about living in the moment, making sure you appreciate the little things, and how to use focal points. We’ll also be using a lot of icons like targets, frames, arrows, triangles, and cameras!

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, a blog hop, and of course some lovely giveaways! The giveaways AND challenges will all stay open for a week this time to give you a chance to keep up with commenting and creating.

If you would like to be part of the Blog Hop please email me at jennifergrace(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk by Friday the 24th of April!

Let’s kick things off with the announcement giveaway! I have this prize for one lucky person:

Giveaway Prize To Announce Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates (This Giveaway Closes 11th May)

It includes 7 sheets of paper and two sets of stickers from the Webster’s Pages Dream In Color collection, plus a pack of MME On Trend enamel shapes, a couple of wood veneer cameras and some sequins.

To enter this giveaway you need to use the rafflecopter widget below. One of the options is to leave a blog post comment telling me what helps you get focused on your crafting (eg challenges, new stash, or a clean craft room… what makes you more efficient?) – please note you need to leave a comment AND click on the rafflecopter widget to say you’ve done so, as that’s where the winner will be chosen from. There are also ways to earn more entries by sharing the news on Pinterest, Twitter, etc.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Tuesday the 12th of May 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!

You can also ‘like’ my Jennifer Grace Creates Facebook Page for sneaks and a ‘guess the projects’ contest (with another prize) 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

57 Comments
  • Oh darn! I’ll be out of town that weekend. And I’m being so much more focused this year. I would have loved to participate. Maybe I’ll try to pop in on Sunday but I’m usually beat when I return from these trips.
    Have a great event!
    Rinda

    April 17, 2015 at 5:39 pm
  • YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Love your events.

    April 17, 2015 at 5:42 pm
  • I always find that an activity will spark my enthusiasm for example meeting friends and doing loads of photography or it might be a new class or a blogpost which gets me going. I always enjoy blog events too to give me loads of ideas oh yes and Pinterest
    Jo xxxx

    April 17, 2015 at 5:54 pm
  • Ina Good
    Reply

    events get me going and swaps and my groups for art plus blogging challenge

    April 17, 2015 at 7:37 pm
  • ahhh….it’s normally new stash that inspires me. I am partial to a challenge too x Looking forward to you weekend of inspirational posts 🙂

    April 17, 2015 at 8:36 pm
  • katie
    Reply

    Hi Jennifer

    I am on holiday that week but i can pack a travel kit and get it done on the beach if the weather is nice, i dont mind as its cheaper then those arcades. what usually gets me focused are the sketches as it helps start off a layout. Sometimes i take the best bits off a couple of sketches when creating a page.

    April 17, 2015 at 9:16 pm
  • Dawn F.
    Reply

    I like to look at my pinterest board to get ideas and “focus” my attention on a project. Thanks for the chance. You always have such inspiring online events!

    April 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm
  • Yay! I should be able to take part this time – I’m busy over the weekend but can catch up. I will look forward to that.

    What helps me to keep focus? Goals, courses, new ideas and planning my own workshops and swaps. It’s good to have a sense of purpose and achievement.

    April 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm
  • Shelley
    Reply

    A clean desk and a set of new pens always puts me in the crafting mood.

    April 17, 2015 at 10:56 pm
  • Rafflecopter says it expires in 2013 . Creativity is hard to pin down to one stimulus. In my case it is the photo or the challenge that starts me off. I sometimes think about it for an hour or more before sitting down & doing it.

    April 17, 2015 at 11:50 pm
  • Definitely a clean space to scrap in, but also great criteria… I need that! 🙂

    April 17, 2015 at 11:51 pm
  • Probably product or photo run a pretty close race to inspire me. Not necessarily new product, but something will suggest a certain general topic or theme. So excited for this again! Thanks for all the work 🙂

    April 18, 2015 at 12:23 am
  • jengd
    Reply

    A whole bunch of things can get me moving. A clean table definitely helps, a good challenge that fits my current wants/needs/style is always a bonus. The big one, desire and mojo.

    April 18, 2015 at 3:19 am
  • karen taylor
    Reply

    A quick visit to Pinterest or Stumble upon usually get my creative juices flowing , then kettle on and some favourite tunes : )

    April 18, 2015 at 7:04 am
  • Lesley Bambridge
    Reply

    A daily walk in the countryside inspires me, and focuses me : )

    April 18, 2015 at 9:40 am
  • Emilie
    Reply

    I like getting new supplies, and I’m inspired by adventures to different cities 🙂

    April 18, 2015 at 10:43 am
  • Sonia Holmes
    Reply

    A post on Facebook can inspire me. Just looking at a splatter of ink or paint can make me search through my stash and start creating.

    April 18, 2015 at 11:12 am
  • Challenges and sketches get me focused and a kit makes me more efficient. So this is purrrrrrfect. Thanks for a chance to win.

    April 18, 2015 at 12:39 pm
  • ScrappyJenE
    Reply

    New follower to your blog! Love it! Hoping I can participate in May. Thanks for the chance to win…love the prize package!

    April 18, 2015 at 2:19 pm
  • emma
    Reply

    Pinterest and youtube are always great for getting me inspired!

    April 18, 2015 at 2:26 pm
  • Sue Allen
    Reply

    Love anything to help me focus and a dedicated weekend is a great way to get on with completing more pages. Thank you both for the event and the wonderful giveaway. <3

    April 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm
  • Tracy
    Reply

    New projects coupled with new materials. 🙂

    April 18, 2015 at 8:39 pm
  • Jodie w
    Reply

    Having something specific to craft for helps me, I also like to take part in challenges that give me new ideas

    April 18, 2015 at 10:23 pm
  • All of the above get me motivated! hehehe! Can’t wait for this to start, I always have so much fun!

    April 19, 2015 at 1:31 am
  • Kirsteen
    Reply

    A tidy craft table, a new collection, a photo I love, a page map, layouts on Pinterest, blogs, Instagram all get me focused.

    April 19, 2015 at 7:28 am
  • Alison
    Reply

    i think I might actually be around that weekend- YAY!…I usually have houseguests or am away . I like a sketch or a challenge to get me focussed xx

    April 19, 2015 at 9:13 am
  • Everything I need within arms reach, a drink and some quiet! Looking forward to May!

    April 19, 2015 at 6:38 pm
  • Sally
    Reply

    I find going to crops focus me and get me prepared, I find it really hard in between to find the motivation.

    April 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm
  • Karin
    Reply

    a tidy craft table and having a quiet surrounding

    April 19, 2015 at 10:45 pm
  • claire griffiths
    Reply

    a nice and tidy craft table and some peace and quiet

    April 20, 2015 at 1:09 am
  • Becky
    Reply

    New stash always gets me going!

    April 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm
  • Angela
    Reply

    I just recently purchased a paper rack from a store going out of business. I’m working on getting all my papers organized! Yea for spring cleaning!

    April 20, 2015 at 8:46 pm
  • When I sit down for a crafty session, I sometimes start with a well known layout for my project; one I don’t really have to think about, just doing it. Then I am in my crafty mode and can be more open to new things!

    April 21, 2015 at 8:07 am
  • Lissa
    Reply

    This is so cool, thanks!

    April 21, 2015 at 9:48 am
  • Susan
    Reply

    My new ideas and focus happen when I swim! Everyday for about thirty minutes. Only Robles is I have to remember! I can’t write them down!

    April 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm
  • Margie
    Reply

    New stash, a tidy space, and a quiet house!

    April 21, 2015 at 7:52 pm
  • Lisa Hausmann
    Reply

    Most of all, I get focused by having a clear space and beautiful products I want to use – most of the time those products are in a self-made kit (a la Counterfeit Kit Challenge). I usually have something i want to say or a technique I want to try and if it’s related to a challenge, then it’s always last minute which certainly helps me to focus! I like to create alone, with a podcast running in the background and to use photos I love. Can’t wait for your event 🙂 You are awesome Jennifer!

    April 22, 2015 at 8:46 pm
  • Julia
    Reply

    Definitely a challenge, preferably a sketch and what keeps be efficient is using a kit with limited supplies from my own stash

    April 25, 2015 at 2:46 pm
  • claire woods
    Reply

    Seeing something that I’d like to make.

    April 26, 2015 at 7:13 pm
  • Having some space cleared on my craft table helps he focus on crafting. But when my mojo is low, it helps me to look at things I have pinned.
    Thanks for the chance to win, Jennifer. Looking fwd to your upcoming event!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    April 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm
  • Joanna L
    Reply

    I’m a newbie in crafting, so I usually get my inspirations from Pinterest.

    April 30, 2015 at 10:51 am
  • Organizing my photos really helps me focus on scrapping.
    Setting aside “me” time helps me focus on my other creative endeavors.
    Rinda

    May 1, 2015 at 4:20 pm
  • Getting all my craft supplies in one place, which I am working on lately, will help me to get focused! Thanks and God bless!

    May 3, 2015 at 4:38 am
  • Lucy McClure
    Reply

    A clean workspace and a good playlist always gets me focused.

    May 6, 2015 at 1:47 am
  • Looking forward to it as always.

    May 8, 2015 at 11:58 am
  • Janet
    Reply

    I can not wait. I loved your event last year!!

    May 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm
  • Laura
    Reply

    I am someone who works best with a deadline. So I find having a lot of birthdays or a charity event I need to make items for motivates me. I am not someone who gets inspired just sitting around dreaming! I need a purpose!

    May 10, 2015 at 5:23 pm
  • Sheri Darby
    Reply

    I work best with classical music playing

    May 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm
  • Susan B
    Reply

    One of my favourite charities having a sale or fair gets me motivated to craft, craft, craft!

    May 11, 2015 at 10:30 am
  • pauline black
    Reply

    when I get new paper or tools, its a great incentive to try new projects!

    May 11, 2015 at 12:15 pm
  • sheena
    Reply

    A tidy desk for me is always a good start 🙂

    May 11, 2015 at 2:43 pm
  • Kathy Carter
    Reply

    What a great time of the year for a big giveaway. I wish I had seen you were looking for people for the Blog Hop. I Love doing them. One thing that keeps me focused is organization but in the craft world that is easier said than done 🙂 I join groups on Facebook that do swaps with each other. That keeps me going because I have others depending on me too. Getting ready for a party or celebration and making decorations also keeps me going. If it has anything to do with crafting something all my family and friends turn to me. Thanks for a great giveaway!!!

    May 11, 2015 at 6:01 pm
  • Having a tidy up of my stash

    May 11, 2015 at 6:43 pm
  • What keeps me focused is clear space and some sort of workflow. I also try to group supplies together for a project. I try to have a designated area for stamping, sewing, wet and paint projects, and scrapbooking. Oh yes and if I see something I like and want to recreate or try I will do it right then and there because this way I have created focus and don’t let things pile up and never get to them.

    May 11, 2015 at 7:05 pm
  • Chantelle Kemp
    Reply

    A messy craft room.. full of inspiration!

    May 11, 2015 at 10:01 pm

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