Onwards and Upwards Announcement and Giveaway!

Edited to say: This is an older post. If you are looking for the start of the Onwards and Upwards event, you need to click HERE!

Today I want to tell you about my next (completely free!) blog event! Keep reading for details, and to enter to win a prize package of Fancy Pants Trendsetter!

Onwards and Upwards Blog Event  at Jennifer Grace Creates!

The ‘Onwards and Upwards’ weekend will take place right here on Friday 10th – Sunday 12th May 2013. Posts will go live every hour from 4pm – 10pm Friday, and then 10am – 10pm Saturday and Sunday (BST), with a mix of giveaways, tutorials, challenges, inspiration, a blog hop, and more! The event graphics above show you a glimpse at some of the projects that will be featured, and the prizes that will be given away. But there will be more, lots more!

The theme for the weekend is loosely inspired by my word of the year ‘Progress’ (see my word of the year layout here). However, ‘Onwards and Upwards’ is about all kinds of things, including: hopes and dreams, resolutions and goals, uplifting quotes and sentiments, travel, trying new things, positive reinforcements, finding direction, or just looking to the skies for subject matter or embellishments (clouds, planes, birds, hot air balloons, and more)!

I hope you’ll be able to join me for the weekend! The giveaways will stay open until Monday (13th May 2013) at 10.59pm BST, so if you’re away for the weekend you’ll have Monday to try and catch up! The challenges will be open until the following Sunday (19th May 2013) too!

There will be a PDF download available after the event, featuring all the highlights from the weekend, so you can keep them all at hand for future reference (the PDF from the last event, Frosty Festivities, is HERE if you missed it!).

To encourage you to share news about the event, here’s a giveaway for you! You could win this prize pack of Fancy Pants Trendsetter:


Giveaway at Jennifer Grace Creates - Fancy Pants Trendsetter

I love the colours in this collection!

To enter to win, you need to leave a blog comment and/or share news about the Onwards and Upwards event, and then enter the Rafflecopter widget to say you’ve done so! The winner is chosen via Rafflecopter so don’t forget that last step!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway is open internationally, and will close at 12.00am on the 7th of May 2013. The winner will be announced between then and the start of the event on the 10th.

So what do you think? Does the event theme entice you? Are you looking forward to lots of giveaways and inspiration! I hope to see you all on the 10th of May! x

  • This looks like fun! I left a post on facebook!

    April 22, 2013 at 1:58 pm
  • love the theme, can’t wait for the festivities to begin! (even though i am super busy with work, i’ll scrap the night if i must ^^)

    April 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm
  • Dawn Cheshire

    Can’t wait to get started! Will have to plan in some scrapping time over this weekend.

    April 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm
  • Sounds like a fun event. Great collection from FP!

    April 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm
  • Pam Sohan

    OOOOO ! Sounds like fun !! Thanks for the chance to win !

    April 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm
  • Can’t wait! Started taking snaps for my post yesterday. I have an announcement of the event scheduled to run on my blog on Thursday.

    April 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm
  • Lisa Swift

    Looks like fun!

    April 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm
  • I’m looking forward to the weekend and being part of the bloghop xxx

    April 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm
  • Looks like fun:)

    April 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm
  • Marilyn Tucker

    This sounds fun!

    April 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm
  • Michelle

    Sounds like fun!! Love the colors of this set!!

    April 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm
  • LynneJ

    This sounds like fun; I’ve just started getting into blog events and challenges, and will definitely check yours out! Sharing on Facebook, too!

    April 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm
  • I shared on facebook.


    {Pattie’s passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

    April 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm
  • Sounds like fun! I am marking my calendar!

    April 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm
  • Looking forward to it! Love this collection!

    April 22, 2013 at 5:49 pm
  • This looks great. I’ll be back to see what it’s all about. I’ve commented, pinned and blogged. :o)
    Sue x

    April 22, 2013 at 6:59 pm
  • oooh looking forward to this already the last one was such great fun ….. need to put on the claendar so I don’t book anything else (fingers crossed there isn’t anything on it already!!!)

    April 22, 2013 at 7:10 pm
  • yay! This will be fun! Thanks so much!

    April 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm
  • Hi I’m a new follower! Love your blog!

    April 22, 2013 at 7:41 pm
  • Fay

    Really looking forward to this 🙂

    April 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm
  • Looks really interesting and fun, have shared on my profile page 🙂

    April 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm
  • Amy H

    Can’t wait! Sounds like fun!

    April 22, 2013 at 7:56 pm
  • I have been waiting for this ever since the last one. Thanks Jennifer for hosting it.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    April 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm
  • I panicked when I first saw your post….i have a couple of weeks yet phew!! Looking forward to your weekend too – good luck with all your preparation x

    April 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm
  • Joanne

    Looks fun and lovely giveaway

    April 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm
  • Sounds like a fun event!

    April 22, 2013 at 11:42 pm
  • Deanna Durham

    Sounds like so much fun. I can,t wait to get started.

    April 23, 2013 at 12:26 am
  • Looking forward to your next event, the last couple have been awesome!

    April 23, 2013 at 1:40 am
  • Lisa P

    This looks like tons of fun. I will have to mark this on my calendar. Glad I heard about it.

    April 23, 2013 at 1:50 am
  • Amanda

    Sounds like fun… Thanks for the chance to win!

    April 23, 2013 at 2:31 am
  • This sounds like such a great time 🙂

    April 23, 2013 at 3:48 am
  • Dorina D

    This sounds like a fun weekend. I’ll have to check it out and see the fun. Love finding new places with great ideas and lots of fun. Thanks

    April 23, 2013 at 4:16 am
  • Oh, what a fun package! Love the colors.

    April 23, 2013 at 5:00 am
  • Looks like another inspirational weekend – loved last year and really looking forward to this one! :o) xxx

    April 23, 2013 at 8:39 am
  • If it’s anything like your last one, it will be fantastic – look forward to it 🙂

    April 23, 2013 at 10:43 am
  • Nora Latip

    Looking fwd to this event! Glad I found your blog via UKS. gonna share on fb n hope more ppl will join in!

    April 23, 2013 at 10:50 am
  • Can’t wait for the next blog event …. so much fun!! I’ve shared on fb but will also blog it as well! x

    April 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm
  • this sounds so fun!!

    April 23, 2013 at 1:15 pm
  • Sounds like fun! 🙂

    April 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm
  • this definitely sound like a lot of fun!
    the peeks are very inviting!
    I need to mark this down on my calendar so I can check it out 🙂

    April 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm
  • Sounds like another great event,Jennifer….looking forward to it.

    April 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm
  • OK, I did everything…..plus an Instagram since I know I “see” you there sometimes :). I’m both excited for the weekend AND excited for the paper collection! haha

    April 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm
  • Sally

    Wow, loved the Christmas one, so looking forward to it. …..and this kit looks fab.

    April 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm
  • senoritascrapper

    So cool! Cannot wait to see what you’ve created.

    April 24, 2013 at 4:15 am
  • Looking forward to the weekend and will put a blog post up next week for you.

    April 24, 2013 at 10:38 am
  • Alison

    Glad it’s going till the Monday…I am away that weekend:(
    Good Luck with all the prep Jennifer
    Alison xx

    April 24, 2013 at 11:03 am
  • Really looking forward to this! Hoping to be able to spend some time on it and not doing jobs!! Now I know how much work you have put into this I really want to join in even more!

    April 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm
  • Well done you on organising another event like this and hope it is a great success …

    April 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    Super Jennifer…looking forward to the weekend!!! I really enjoyed the Frosty Festivities !!!

    April 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm
  • This looks gr8! Can’t wait 🙂

    April 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm
  • Pauline

    Just ‘found’ you thanks to Sandie – the weekend sounds inspirational and I am really looking forward to joining in – thanks xxx

    April 25, 2013 at 8:24 am
  • Tarrah McLean

    Wow what an amazing idea!! I hope to be able to join in but I thought I would leave you a comment anyway to let you know what a fantastic idea I think this is!! Hope you get loads of people joining in the fun!!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

    Tarrah x

    April 25, 2013 at 10:09 am
  • This looks fabulous

    April 26, 2013 at 1:48 am
  • Very much looking forward to Onwards & Upwards. Your weekend extravaganzas are always amazing! x

    April 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm
  • Rosie

    Looks great – will be popping by.


    April 29, 2013 at 11:00 am
  • progress now there’s a word for the year.

    May 2, 2013 at 6:15 am
  • I’m intrigues…. this looks like it’s going to be really interesting. Can’t wait!!

    May 3, 2013 at 4:27 pm
  • Looking forward to seeing what you have planned!

    May 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm
  • Bernice J

    I am so looking forward to this event…I followed the even last year and had so much fun! The theme promises to be very interesting too, I’ll bet!

    May 5, 2013 at 2:43 am
  • I am really looking forward to this – I did your pre-Christmas one last year and loved it xx

    May 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm
  • I just shared your page on twitter!

    May 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm
  • This looks like it is going to be great fun.
    Thank you

    May 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm
  • Looking forward to this event!

    May 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm

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