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October 31, 2009

A Not-So Groovy Vacation...

Hi Scrap Friends! After almost one year of keeping If It's Groovy up and running I wish I could say that I was taking a much needed vacation to Grand Cayman, ahh the ocean is unreal there, but I unfortunately have a more serious issue at hand. My youngest daughter who is five has been sick for one week, and will pay a third visit to her doctor on Monday. Her school has been terribly affected by H1N1.

I will be listing the November challenge in a few days instead of tomorrow as planned, and will spend a few days offline while I get my daughter back to her old self. All DT projects that you have grown accustomed to seeing throughout the month will still be here, but just a few days later, as will the announcement of our October winner.

You will be missed and I do ask that you keep Katelyn and all the little ones in your prayers.

Thank you, Groovy Deb♥

and Groovy Katelyn

Patrick Swayze

Reality TV, to me is cool. I know a lot of people think it is ridiculous, but I personally like it and dance shows are one of the ones I follow. We had what I think was a loss to our dancing world back in September, Patrick Swayze. Old school dancing that is. I would like to share with you today a layout that our design team member Peg created to show homage to him. I happen to rate the movies Ghost and Dirty Dancing up on tops of romantic movies too, so Patrick you will be missed!

October 30, 2009

If It's Groovy Supports PINK.

Some of us here at IIG would like to show our support of Pink, by sharing our Pinked Out Layouts. Here's to finding the cure! Also I would like to share an article that I wrote that was published on Making Memories this month. I thank those who also did the same and for sharing such personal stories and journeys. Let's do what we can to find that cure!!!

The article can be clicked here:
http://blog.makingmemories.com/2009/10/deborahs-story-.html#comment-6a00d83451fa2269e20120a67dfcb1970c


Inspiration Station:

A Few more days to get your entries uploaded either to a gallery or by email. Get yours in by 10/31 and thanks again to everyone who has played this month! Read on for a few more layouts which we here at If It's Groovy help to inspire your One Word titled layout!

Here is a 2 pager from Andrea, so if you like 2 page layouts with one word titles, you still have one more day :)



















Some Final Ideas from Kathy, Alisa, Jen, Theresa and Me :)





























It's the last week to turn in your One Word lo so here is some more inspiration if you are still trying to find one word that just is THE word for yours :) Here comes the layouts of Kristi, Erin, and Moi...
Deb♥


































Still looking for that one word to finish off your lo? How about one of these? You will see Janeen's Change, Ange's Eeek, Amy's Revolution, and Kristi's Discover to help inspire you today :)















































































































































































































OK, today we have the works of Jami Lynn, Charlotte and Anna :)




































































Celina is up, as is Marci...












































































































































































Here is one from Jeanette and Theresa...
























Now we have Lissa's, Vanessa's and Nicole's :)













































Now up we have Guylaine, Alisa and Peg :)
























Here are some layouts from design team members Jen T and Kristin.






















October 29, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Trips with The girls

Have you been out to pick pumkins this year? Unfortunately for my household, we planned a trip with Kindergarten which was rained out and now my little girl has the yuk that's going around and was unable to go this week to the make up date. A special shout out and thanks to her teacher who could not have been sweeter when she showed up at my house tonight with a p;umpkin for me and my little dollbaby! They may even close our elementary school due to so many children having H1N1. Hopefully illness has not stolen pumpkin picking from your family. Let's check in with Jen and Alisa as they scrap about their Little Pumpkins, Cute little Dollbabies that they are ;)
Deb♥



October 28, 2009

Come to the Haunted BIRD House???

Kristin really went all out decorating. She mentioned to me that her hubby loves Halloween well now I bet the birds in her neighborhood are having a smashing time too! Check it out...

October 27, 2009

The Boys are SPOOKtacular!!!

Our Sweethearts Team has created SPOOKtacular layouts to get us ready for Halloween this year. Look at all of the Sweethearts in their families who were all decked out and ready for their tricks and treats. Here's hoping that each of your little sweeties have a safe and fun night on Saturday!


Here are the works of Celina, Jami Lynn and Theresa:


October 23, 2009

A Little Somethin From Ange

Here is how Ange mentioned to me that she made these really cute mini-folders. Can't you just see one of these on your fridge or bulletin board? Let me know if you make one and I will show it right here next to Ange's :)
Deb♥

"I used a die and my Sizzix machine but I did find a template online that can be used. The link is http://houseofstirfry.com/chia/templates/minifile.html They are fun to make and so easy to embellish. I used silk flowers, brads, letter tiles, ribbon, staples, and circle clip."

October 18, 2009

Faithbooking John 13:35

According to the bible John 13:35 reads:By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. This is a thought provoking verse to meditate on today and our Faithbooking team has some beautiful layouts to share with you concerning this verse. starting with Marci and followed by Vanessa and Anna. If you would like to create a layout using this verse and share it here, please let me know by email and I will happily add it :) Have a great SONday!



Deb♥






October 14, 2009

A Month Long Celebration!!!

If It's Groovy has another birthday to celebrate this month!!! Happy Birthday to Kristin, our Alter Artist. Here she is making faces at us last month while participating in the funny face challenge. LOL!!! Hope it is a groovy day for you Kristin :)

October 13, 2009

Let's Celebrate!!!

Guylaine, Sketch Artist, sent in this photo of herself all decked out in extreme groovyness!!! I thought I would show it as we wish her a very Happy Birthday today!!! Hope your day is groovy Guylaine :)


October 11, 2009

A Message from Kathy

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month today I would like to share with you a very touching story from our DT member Kathy Carr. Please read what she has written and take a look at her really sweet lo then take the steps she has shown us today. You are all so important to your families and to us here at IIG!

Sending out a huge (((((hug))))) for all ladies who check in here. We care!
Deborah♥

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. And next month, marks the 6th anniversary of my best friend’s passing from this horrid disease. My loving friend, Ruth Ann Bergstrom. This is weighing very heavily on my mind. I’m always a little melancholy around this time of year but this year – is particularly difficult. She was my age, 48, when she was diagnosed and had her mastectomy.

I can’t believe it’s been 6 years. I still miss her like crazy. She fought so hard for two years until she finally succumbed at the age of 50. I can’t even begin to tell you just how awful it was to watch a kind, vibrant, beautiful woman break down bit by bit, as the disease ravaged her body. She was my best friend for 10 years and I sincerely thought she would beat it. She went into remission after 18 months and two series of chemo (or cocktails as she called them). Then she developed a cough and neck pain. The cancer was back and spread to her spine and lungs. I still believed she would beat it. Ruth was a strong woman, full of love and kindness. There was no way this disease would get the best of her. On November 10th, she called me to see if I could drive her home from work as her neck was especially bothering her. I did and tucked her into bed along with her two cats. She hugged me and told me she loved me and thanked me for being such a good friend. I thought she was just tired. She was admitted to the hospital the next day as she was having difficulty breathing. My daughter and I had planned to drive to Indianapolis for the weekend for a scrapbook retreat and she told me she wanted me to still go . . . she would be just fine and I could come see her on Sunday. On my way home that Sunday, I called her room to tell her I would be there in an hour and her daughter Emily told me she wasn’t up to having company. I told her I’d call the next day. However two hours later I got the call that she had passed away. I fell to my knees screaming NO NO NO NO NO. I’ll never ever forget that moment. I didn’t see it coming. And six years later, I still don’t understand why this happened.
























At her funeral, I cried harder than I thought possible. I can’t imagine how her husband Dan and two teenage daughters Kim and Emily could survive the pain they must have felt. And the week before Christmas, her husband gave me a letter from Ruth that told me to stop crying as she was heaven singing Christmas Carols with the angels and so glad she could enjoy the snow knowing she wouldn’t have to shovel it. And I cried even harder, realizing that she knew that she was dying when she wrote the letter. I love you Ruth! And I’ll always miss you!!

Ruth was WAY TOO YOUNG TO DIE!!!! I know there are very few people out there who have not been touched in some way by this very dreadful disease. I heard on the news the other day that of all women’s deaths in a given year 25% are attributable to breast cancer. That is horrible!! Ruth had found the lump THREE years before she went to the doctor. I will always what if . . . .

So in Ruth’s honor, please help me reach out to women to encourage them to be more aware of and diligent in their own breast health. The Susan G. Komen foundation is a great resource for information on how and what to do – to promote breast well being and fight against this disease. Early detection and prevention are the key to fighting breast cancer. Here is a link to their site:

http://ww5.komen.org

1. Do a breast self-exam. Right now! Take 5 minutes and follow these instructions:

Breast self exam instructions























2. Promise me that you will make an appointment to have a mammogram this month, if you haven’t had one in the last year.

3. Remind 3 friends, this week, to check themselves and make their mammogram appointments.

4. And hug all those you love today!







Kathy Carr

October 08, 2009

Let's see a VERY cool altered piece of art :)

Here's Kristin's latest! Cool or what? Hope you are getting your decorations ready and if not why not try something this adorable? Keep scrolling to see some other photos she has shared on making this cutie!!!











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