Friday, 10 May 2013

Onwards & Upwards Blog Hop

My post today is part of a blog hop for my DT teammate Jennifer's Onwards & Upwards blog event that she is hosting this weekend over on her blog this is what she has to say about the event -
 
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 have made a little altered beer mat (coaster), I've covered it in papers form MME Paris & Co pad and then inked the edges with Iced Spruce Distress Ink. I stamped some swirls with the same ink to give the edges some interest.  I've printed off one of my favourite quotes onto some matching DP and distressed the edges and then painted them with distress stickles. Finally I added a die cut heart to the corner. 
If your already following the hop you should have arrived here from Jo.B. If our not what are you waiting for head over to Jennifer's blog to start the hop from the beginning.
 Have a look at the fab prize you could win by leaving a comment on all the blogs in the hop, finishing at www.jennifergracecreates.com to let Jennifer know you've been all the way around, then you'll be in with a chance to win a prize pack of cheerful Glitz Designs Color Me Happy and Simple Stories 24/7, worth over £25! All entries must be received by Monday the 13th of May at 10.59pm BST. 
 
Your next stop along the hop is... Jacky'. 

 


 

27 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

That is one of fave quotes. If I remember rightly it's Dr Seuss? Well whoever I LOVE it and your coaster,
Jo xxx

furrypig said...

ooh that is totally cute Jenny I especially love that hanging heart.

Maria Ontiveros said...

It totally reminds me of Dr. Seuss! What a great size to work with, too.
Happy hopping,
Rinda

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Brilliant quote and so true.

Julie said...

That is so pretty. I love that quote. I like that blue sparkle that you added.

Julie
I Create Purty Thangs

Louise said...

so very true....I love how you have done this x

AnnieC said...

Very sweet way to recycle a beer mat, love it! :o)

Sarah said...

I love that quote too! Very pretty you've made it too.

Joanne said...

A quote from dr Seuss never goes amiss

Joy said...

Another Dr Seuss fan here too. Cute coaster.

scrappyjacky said...

I love that quote....it is so,so true! Great idea to use the beer mat.

Daphne said...

Great idea to alter a coaster! Wait... where have mine gone..... ;)

Becky said...

Lovely coaster :-)

Lisa-Jane said...

Such a great idea Jen! Did you glaze it with anything like mod podge? Wonderful quote too.

KraftyKaren said...

A lovely quote and I love how you have turned the coaster into a lovely piece of decor x

Sandie said...

I love quotes and using them to decorate different objects. Playing cards are one of my favourites but live the idea of beer mats too.

Jennifer Grace said...

Brilliant quote, and what a fabulous way to display it! I love the inking round the edges, and that sweet little heart!

Thanks so much for joining in with my Onwards and Upwards Blog hop! x

Pam said...

Love the altered coaster and that saying is one of my favorites.

vixen said...

Lovely coaster and very true quote. :) x

jackinthebox said...

Love the altered mat and super quote!!! Might have to mget my mats out and do something similar!! LOL

Zahra Conway said...

Thank you for identifying that quote for me - I never knew the first part, but my Dad always used to say the last 2 lines to me and I've often repeated over the years!

Lesley G said...

A great quote and a great project :)

Jimjams said...

Very pretty and a brilliant motto!

Sarah said...

Really sweet - love the colours you've used - very delicate! x

Bethany said...

I have a plethora of coasters...I will need to make something with them. Thanks for the idea!

Julie H said...

Ooh, what a cute idea, a lovely quote on a coaster!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

ohhhh love this sentiment! beautiful colors too!