Frosty Festivities 2014 Free Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

Frosty Festivities 2014 Announcement and Giveaway!

Today I’m here to share news about my next big (and totally free) blog event, Frosty Festivities 2014!

Mark your calendars for November the 7th – 9th, and read on for a chance to win a jolly holiday themed Smash Book!

Frosty Festivities 2014 Free Blog Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

Whoop! I love this time of year, when I’m elbow deep in crafty projects to prepare for my next event!

If you’re new to my Frosty Festivities event you should be prepared for lots of Winter and Christmas crafty inspiration (including scrapbook layouts, cards, gifts, decor, and more), plus giveaways and challenge prompts (lots of prizes), with posts going live every hour! 

For regular event attendees you should know this time a few things will be changing…


The Grand Giveaway will now be The Challenge Prize – there will be just one Challenge post to link up to, you’ll be able to use any of the ‘be inspired’ ideas for your projects, and enter as many times as you like! One challenge winner  drawn at random will get the Grand Prize, and there will be another prize from me for a project that catches my eye. I’m hoping you’ll all join in lots! The challenge linky will stay open until Monday the 17th of November.

There will be no Blog Hop. While I love the blog hops they take a long time for me to arrange and I didn’t have the time right now. Instead I’ve asked three fabulous friends to be GUEST DESIGNERS with a blog post each during the weekend, so you will have some inspiration from someone other than me. They’ll be using some Happy Scatter items so I can’t wait to see their finished projects!

The times are going to change slightly so I can go to bed a bit earlier! Posts will now go live from 4pm-8pm Friday, and 10am-8pm Saturday and Sunday.


Lots of comment-to-win giveaways from me and sponsors, tons of inspiration for a variety of crafty projects, and a host of ‘be inspired’ prompts!

Let’s kick things off with a giveaway right now! Want a chance to win this:


A limited-edition holiday-themed Smash Book, perfect for a December Daily or JYC project, or just to record those memories after Christmas is finished!

Please note: To enter this giveaway you must click on the Rafflecopter Widget below. Just leaving a blog comment (telling me whether you make handmade gifts to give as Christmas presents) won’t enter you – you need to then click on rafflecopter to say you’ve commented. Then you can also complete other options, like sharing this post on Facebook or Pinterest, for more entries! Of course you can also comment and share without entering the giveaway if you wish.

One winner will be chosen at random from all entries. The giveaway closes on Thursday the 6th of November at 12am GMT. The winner will be announced here later that day.

Thanks for reading. I hope you’re excited about the next event!

There will also be another ‘guess the project’ contest on the Jennifer Grace Creates Events Chat group in the week leading up to the event, with a prize for the most correct guesses, so make sure you join the group if you want to have even more fun!

Tell me, do you make handmade gifts to give as Christmas presents?

Jennifer x

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  • LesleyG

    Love your events Jennifer – calendar marked!!!

    October 14, 2014 at 10:51 am
  • Laura Turcotte

    This is amazing!!! I do make homemeade gifts for some people, especially my MIL, who requests a calendar every year. She loves them! And I love to make them!

    October 14, 2014 at 11:05 am
  • YAY!!!! Always love your events.

    October 14, 2014 at 11:14 am
  • Wendy M

    I’m new to all of this. Sounds very exciting and just what I need. I love making handmade gifts and am in the middle of planning out how I’m going to make mine this year.

    October 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm
  • jengd

    I always make our cards and usually one or two gifts we give are something I’ve made. I used to give my mom a craft store giftcard but as she moves further down the dementia path, she’s not able to craft any longer so I definitely give her a handmade item.

    October 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm
  • Pauline Davidson

    Have heard so much about this in past years – am looking forward to joining in this year xxx I love making gifts and decorations for Christmas

    October 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm
  • I sometimes make handmade gifts for Christmas but not for the majority of people they get money!!

    October 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm
  • Just love your events Jennifer! Really looking forward to it. I make one or two things to give as Christmas gifts, but the majority get things bought for them! I just don’t have the time!

    October 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm
  • I will be around this time so excited to be joining in again. Yes, I do make lots of presents, decorations and food/drink gifts for Christmas. Looking forward to some more ideas!

    October 14, 2014 at 3:08 pm
  • Looking forward to it.
    I make loads of cards and decorations….and do make a few handmade gifts

    October 14, 2014 at 3:29 pm
  • I make home-made goodies for gifts and notecard sets, usually.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    October 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm
  • Frances

    I like to give as many handmade gifts as I possibly can! It is so much more meaningful that way!

    October 14, 2014 at 4:15 pm
  • Looking forward to this, I love Christmas!

    October 14, 2014 at 7:56 pm
  • Looking forward to another fab event from you, Jennifer! 🙂

    October 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm
  • Annie

    Sounds exciting, love the new simpler format, looking forward to it! :o)

    October 14, 2014 at 10:42 pm
  • julie

    Looking dorward to this.

    I do make some gifts although not as many as I would like to:)

    October 15, 2014 at 5:22 am
  • Jackie Edwards

    Love your Frosty Festivities!!!! Hopefully I will be around for this one!!!!!!!!!! I make a few bits for pressies but not lots!!

    October 15, 2014 at 7:38 pm
  • Yes, I often make Christmas gifts & have already started making Christmas cards for this year.

    October 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm
  • I always love giving handmade gifts and alot of baked goodies too

    October 16, 2014 at 7:36 am
  • Sarah

    Yay!!! Looking forward to this years event!!! I make Christmas cards and maybe one or two gifts but not as many as I should!! xx

    October 16, 2014 at 11:13 am
  • I try to make some ornaments to give as gifts, but not sure I am going to make it this year. However, I do send out holiday handmade cards 🙂 This will be my first even with you & I am excited!!

    October 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm
  • Oh I love the look of this – will keep my eyes open for the post!

    October 16, 2014 at 7:29 pm
    • I forgot to say I love making homemade gifts at Christmas – it’s the essence of Christmas for me!

      October 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm
  • Sonia

    Awsome giveaway!!

    October 16, 2014 at 8:50 pm
  • Sonia

    Awsome giveaway!! I make cards and sometimes other projects as gifts.

    October 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm
  • Sounds like fun. I can’t wait 🙂

    October 16, 2014 at 9:24 pm
  • Dogmatix

    i can’t wait for this years festivities….I am actually off the weekend this runs for a change so can’t wait to play ‘live’

    October 17, 2014 at 12:10 am
  • Oh yay…. I loved your last event!!! I’ve got it bookmarked… have pinned!
    Love making homemade decorated boxes and packets holding cookies or homemade chocolates as gifts…. cards too! 🙂

    October 17, 2014 at 12:55 am
  • I have a dream of making every gift one year, it hasn’t happened yet unfortunately but I usually manage 3 or 4 handmade gifts.

    October 17, 2014 at 10:22 am
  • rubeena

    no i don’t 🙂 i just give out cards and purchased gifts

    October 18, 2014 at 1:18 am
  • Bethany Hardy

    I cannot WAIT! You are so awesome! I love to make lots of things for Christmas. Both paper crafting and otherwise. ( I adore doing felt, but Isabel is too big for those anymore.) I have been working on some cross stitch things this year that are almost done. I can’t wait!

    November 1, 2014 at 2:34 pm
  • No I don’t make handmade Christmas gifts. I do occasionally make handmade gifts for no particular reason or event – I am spontaneous like that (read that as – a poor planner.)

    November 3, 2014 at 1:12 am
  • I usually do make baked goods for family and friends.

    November 3, 2014 at 3:36 am
  • Jackie Edwards

    Well done Julene!!!

    November 6, 2014 at 11:14 pm
  • Oh goodie! Thank you Jennifer, I will treasure it. :))))))

    November 7, 2014 at 3:25 am

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