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November 30, 2011

Please Welcome Guest Designer, Lizzie!

Hi Everyone! Happy Last Day of November! Did I just say that? Really? Well I thought we would go out with a wonderful Guest Designer to round out our month :) The person I am speaking of is Lizzie! I met Lizzie when she joined my group, The Card Lifters over on the Fiskateer board. She totally inspires me and I know she will do the same for you. She is a very talented card artist! Without further ado let's get started on learning more about Lizzie :)We will start with her  bio a questionaire then on to her most groovy projects. Deb♥

Birthday Girl!!!

I'm Lizzie! I'm a twenty something momma of three that lives in Texas! I love doing all kinds of crafty and artsy things! I'm a pretty funky fun loveing lady that is always up for a challenge! I love making cards and crocheting and I'm getting into painting more and more! I also design digi stamps that I offer on my blog for free monthly! I love bringing joy to others and getting them in the crafty, creative spirit!

1.Tell me all about the start of your art, How did your scrapbooking/cardmaking begin? I've always done crafty/artsy things for as long as I can remember. Even when b/4 I was scrapping I was making novelty purses and postcards to sell or just give away to friends! But I started scrapbooking in early 2008 and cardmaking came later... which btw I'm totally in love with doing!

2.Do you have a style that you feel you can relate most to? I have a very funky style that is all my own! It took me a few years with trying new things to come into my own, and I'm happy i did it! If you find a style that works for you and you love doing it, then keep at it! Don't feel like you have to change to keep up with the masses... be you with your craftiness and art!

3.Do you have a stand-by element/paper line or tool that you must use when you create? I have tons of paper lines that I adore! Echo Park, Sass, Oct Afternoon are my top three! As for tools... I love my Fiskars pink handled mico tip scissors! And my Fiskars apron lace border punch!!

4.Do you have a favorite technique? I love to doodle! It adds a special aspect to your work and makes it totally one of a kind! Even if you are mass producing something, like cards, not one will be the same! It's an easy way to add yourself to your project as well!

5.If you could not shop for one year...would your craft space be emptied or would you still have product? I would have like NO cardstock that's for sure! But I would come up with other stuffs... I have TONS of yarn and fabric so I would prolly sew and crochet more! Heck I might even try to knit again for the upteth time! lol

6.Can you tell something about yourself that others would be shocked to learn? I'm a very happy go lucky person... I love being happy and carefree... but it hasn't always been that way for me. I suffer from depression... I've had it since I was a child. So a lot of ppl are shocked to hear that! B/c when you meet me in person I'm super happy and bubbly! And I love being this way!

 7.If you could make one outfit out of scrapbooking paper what line would it be from? an outfit? Echo Park Little Girl! I'm not just saying that b/c all my projects are made with that line... i REALLY love it! that yellow they use is my favorite shade of yellow! Not to mention pink houndstooth? /swoon I would make one killer dress and a pair of shoes out of it!!

8.Where can people find you hanging out in Cyberspace? you can always find me on my blog or on facebook... i have a bad game addiction lol I also hang out at and are you a Fiskateer? you should be!

9.What makes you a groovy chick? B/c I was born groovy! I'm a chick that isn't afraid to try something new! I love taking chances and I think I'm a pretty awesome and funky gal! I'm totally groovy!

Here are the projects I made! There are FOUR of them! The first is a Birthday card made with the heart Fiskars punch (That's Amore) and I did a li'l 3-d effect, it was easy, just punch out alot of the hearts, I did five or six, and then fold them all in half, then glue them all together to make it pop!

The second one is a Happy Birthday card made with a free digi from Make It Crafty from the owners B-day last month.

The next one is an awesome party hat I made! I mean what is a birthday w/o a party hat right? I used lots of Echo Park 'little girl' for my projects b/c well... this paper line is very ME! I love it!

And the last card is a card that I made with a digi that I designed! You can get it free on my blog from Dec 1st - 6th ONLY! And did I mention it's FREE??

Thanks Lizzie! This was fun :)

November 26, 2011

Friday Night Sketch...on Saturday

There were a few issues with my internet yesterday so listing the Friday Night Sketch did not happen
:( but here it is now. This one comes from Heather :)

November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Have a beautiful fun-filled, warm, and family-loving Thanksgiving! We will see you again Friday night with a new sketch from Heather :)
Thanks for all the times you stop in!

Michelle's Little Pumpkin

Oh how I love "Baby Days" when we can and do take pics of our little babies in many places :) Gosh they are so cute, just like this precious one of Michelle's!!!

We were apple picking late in the season since my son was born on the 18th of September. The farm we were at had a pumpkin patch too. So, we figured "kill two birds with one stone!" So, throughout the pumpkin patch there were these big pallet boxes filled with pumpkins. My husband put Luke in one and started snapping away. The picture really turn out so cute and it was a real "out of the box" thing for my husband to do. I am usually the one snapping the pictures and/or reminding him to get some pictures of me with the kids!
I used some die-cut pumpkins I have had for years floating around. They needed some dressing up. By inking them and doodling some lines on it made the difference I needed. I also cut out some brown vines using my Cricut and added them to the page. Using one of the negative pieces of a cut I stamped my title in pigment ink!

November 21, 2011

ATC with Sheena

When did you last create an Artist Trading Card? They can be a lot of fun especially if you are used to working 12x12.  Sheena has created a beatiful fall ATC for us :)

I used Tim Holtz new fall distress inks to create this ATC. I just love how the colors blended together. I also used alcohol inks on the metal corners, they started out a bit boring but with a little ink they look awesome. It is amazing how a little ink can change everything. 

November 20, 2011

About Face

Your face that is! I am looking for a  few fresh faces to join the ranks of If It's Groovy. To be a Groovy Chick you will submit two projects monthly, have an active blog of your own, and be a hip, interesting, creative artistic type :) Is that you?

Can you see yourself inside this frame and sharing with our viewers your beautiful projects?

Don't be shy! Email me at with the answer to this question... What Makes You A Groovy Chick? Please include a blog link and link to any other galleries where you share your art :)

Thanks, Deb♥

November 19, 2011

DCWV Won My ♥

I am in love! I found ANOTHER DCWV Stack that I HAD to have. It is called Tattered Time and it is just incredible. When deciding on the paper needed to scrapbook my daughter in this abandoned home I knew I wanted something distressed looking. This was the exact thing I needed. With all of the muted colors I think it helped to show off the reds in the colors of Fall ") Deb♥

November 18, 2011

Friday Night Sketch with Heather

Happy Friday before Thanksgiving! Want to get a layout ready and just pop the pics in later? This would be a great sketh to do just that :) Thanks Heather! Deb♥

November 17, 2011

Bring Back Summer!

I cannot take it! It is 37 degrees down here in VA today and I am missing Summer so much! I want to see this again!!! Deb♥

November 15, 2011

Jen's Bird

Do well call our kids money and bird? I wonder because I hear lots of parents call their kids monkey...and I do that, but the other thing is that I call my youngest Blue bird and here is Jen today talking about her bird too! I guess we must think of cute little baby animals and then relate them to our own cute little babies :)

For this page of my oldest daughter, I just loved how the colors of the papers matched her shirt. I then used matching border and word stickers to anchor her picture on the paper and added the title above( which is one of her many nicknames I call her)and added a bird sticker to go with the title, and that was it a super simple page. tfl!

November 14, 2011

Vintage Typewriter???

When I was getting this post ready for Tammy to show her work I noticed how she used her "vintage typewriter". I was loving that font and when I read how she got it, well it really struck me that she is right! Typewriters are vintage! And, to think that typing class was offered when I was in school makes me realize how many changes have happened through these years!!! I must go and get myself a typewriter now ;) Deb♥ I recently found some missing photos from my daughter's musical theater shows. So before I started the next book (I believe I've already done FIVE!), I am catching up on some of the old ones. This was her second show, when she was 6 years old (she's 18 now). In this two pager (which is based on a PageMaps sketch), I used Cosmo Cricket - I love doing pages with one manufacturer, because matching is a no brainer, even when it's from different lines (this is two different ones, Nutmeg and Togetherness). I also added a paper doily that I misted, and the journaling page....well, I went to a teacher supply store and they had some of the writing paper on clearance :) I ran it through my vintage typewriter, and done :) Tammy

November 13, 2011

A Liftateer Project :)

I believe I have mentioned that I have a few groups going on the Fiskateer message board known as The Liftateers and Card Lifters. Michelle is a member there and when this layout was created I asked her if I could show it over here because it is so pink and pretty :) We all need some color in our lives as the leaves start falling off the trees and Winter brings it's colorless days and nights. This one will definitely brighten up a day! Love it!

I am a member of the Liftateers at
The Liftateers honor a scrapbook page every week by lifting it! During week 3 we were honored to lift Vicky #1509. Vicky used a circle element and flowers on her page.
I had just got a bag of clothes from another scrappy friend who has a daughter a year older than my daughter. Becky, my daughter was in the middle of a "Fashionista Designer Showcase!" Trying out her new finds and playing the fashion diva that is my daily morning fight. Anyway, when she came in wearing her pink ladies jacket, all I thought was Grease and which character did she fit best! Becky is a cross between Sandi and Rizzio, but she has her own sass in their too!

I was looking for the right pinks to match some thickers letters I had and found the ladybug paper from a Heidi Grace paper pad. I used a scalloped die cut and a stamp set called Love Bug from Close To My Heart. Stamped a few ladybugs around the scallop and fussy cut another by the corner of my pink lady.

November 12, 2011

A Classy Wedding Gift

Sheena has made a lovely wedding gift to share with us today. We as scrapbookers can only wish that we make new scrappers out of our friends and if one received a beautiful gift such as this one then surely they would consider working in and out of scrapbook albums! Awesome job Sheena!

One of my favorite things to make for weddings and baby showers are personalized picture frames. I choose the frame color and material personally for the recipient. In this case, it was a wedding gift for a friend of mine. I like to use white, cream, gray and black for weddings. Sometimes I will add a poem or in this case their initials. I always make a photo mat for them to add their own picture. I stick to standard sizes, usually 4x6 or 5x7, as they are easy to obtain and no extra work for them. After I was finished, I thought the white frame was a little too stark(my husband agreed) so I cut out large corners to add to the outside, I am really happy with the result. I hope they cherish it for a long time.

November 11, 2011

Friday Night Sketch with Heather

Hey Everyone Happy Veteran's Day Friday! Heather s back tonight with a new sketch for us to try out. Enjoy! Deb♥

11-11-11 Say What???

I am pretty sure I wrote some time ago about how the numbers 1:11 and 11:11 appear to me on the clocks all the time. Not only do I see them there, but I also see them on windshield stickers, license plates, coupon expiration dates, prices, my odometer, my blood sugar monitor, etc!

Do you have a number too?

Well today is MY DAY! Some say that my angels are trying to reach me. Sounds good to me!

Now of course this is a very important calendar day today and to show who is most important today let me just send a shout out to all of our Veterans :) THANK YOU for your service! Thank you to those who will one day serve and become a veteran. You are all appreciated!!!

November 09, 2011

Water Color with Viji

Water Color is such a fantastic way to add uniqueness to any project. See for yourself in Viji's beautiful cards!!!

I used Water Color Pencils and colored the background.I let it dry a bit,then inked up my stamps with brown ink and stamped on the watercolor background. Added some twine, stamped the message and done! Know any more techniques with water color pencils, post a link here! I would love to try them out!

November 08, 2011

Heather Goes Vintage

Some of my favorite scrapbook pages are the ones that have a vintage feel to them. Heather's is perfect for the paper line that she has used. Like her, I feel that working with the Timepiece collection is a great start to a wonderful vintage piece of art :)

When I started looking through pictures that I had taken of our family trip to Kentucky over the Memorial Day holiday this year, I just knew that I would be scrapping this picture of my husband and his father that I took while we hiked. I will be the first to admit that vintage is not exactly my type of scrapping. But with this new collection (Timepiece by Bo Bunny), I knew that I could make this happen. So that's just what I did! I used the Timepiece collection and went right to work! I added in some flowers that I had inked and some chipboard embellies and buttons from the same collection. I love how this layout ended up. Hope you do too!!!

November 07, 2011

My Scrappy Style: Groovy Deb♥

My style may change from time to time, but I think what best describes me is collagy. Is that a word? I like stuff! Stuff all over the page and stuff in corners. I like to combine things that otherwise might not be combined because that is me :) made this layout at a crop and came home and had to Deborahfy it by adding even more things like the cheer embellishment that wasn't there, the ribbon on the stars, the outlining on one of the stars. See more is better right? LOL!

November 06, 2011

My Scrappy Style: Jen T

My scrappy style? Don't laugh but for me it depends on lots of things .it depends on the picture I am using, the mood I am in , the trend I am into at that time..LOL! Lately I have been into diecut papers and simple embellies like my page here of my dd 9 yrs old as a tween.. Here, I just let the paper help me frame the photo added a diecut scroll and a pretty flower to enhance my pic. Simple. That day I felt my scrappy style ...a little of everything mood and all! :) tfl!

November 05, 2011

My Scrappy Style: Michelle

Have you determined what your scrapbooking style is? Well, I have thought about it before, but never thought of one style.
BUT after looking at what I have been doing lately....
I think it is best described as Shabby Rustic Distressed....I think of it as a play on Shabby Chic style. I like inked and/or paper distressed edges, torn papers, inked up BUT usually in neutrals and earth tones, which gives it that Rustic/Earthy feel.

After looking at I guess the best fit is a cross between Distressed/Shabby Chic

So, Here is a page I did from one of our many visits to my Aunt and Uncle's property in PA. We would usually visit Labor Day Weekend every year and every once in a while Memorial Day Weekend. My Aunt and Uncle own 150 Acres of wooded and farm land that has a portion that cover half a side of a mountain.
This page is the opening page of our trip Labor Day Weekend 2007. I have been wanting to scrap this set of pictures forever. This was also, my daughter's 1st visit too!
I used a Close to my Heart paper kit called Felicity. I distressed the background cream paper base by inking up the edges. I had used half of one of the die-cut papers in a previous project. So, I cut another die-cut paper in half and divided them up into 2 pieces. Giving me 2 of each pattern to form the die-cut circle background. Cut the fawns and my letters out on the Cricut using a Kraft cardstock. Before I removed the letters from the mat. I inked them up otherwise it would be to difficult to ink each letter. Double Matted the photos using some pattern paper and Kraft cardstock inked edges, of course! Used a cotton twill ribbon, some fibers and a orange button to embellish. Added the moon from a scrap and the inked tag with my journaling.
Journaling reads:
Our yearly trips to Aunt Stella & Uncle Bob's!
This was your 1st visit to the farm as they call
it, Fawn Hollow Farms. For years, I used to go before
the house was even built. Sometimes with my parents
or even your 2nd cousins.

Love how it has that earthy farm feeling.....

November 04, 2011

Friday Night Sketch with Michelle

Ready for the weekend? I will be off scrapbooking a few hours from my home and can use some sketches to take along. You too? Here is one from Michelle and a project she completed using it :) Enjoy!

My Scrappy Style: Heather

I knew this challenge was going to be so much fun the second I seen it!! And honestly, I think I knew exactly what my style is! I love to distress and ink and grunge stuff up!!! Shoot - I live with 5 men, what else would one expect?

So this is my "STYLE"! This picture was taken at a little girls birthday party. She was having a fashion show birthday party. Well, my boys attened as the "fashion crashers"! This is a pic of my little Grant that was taken at the party . . . dressed in his AC/DC t-shirt, a bandana (doo rag) on his head, some chains and cuff on his wrist!

I used some Tim Holtz papers to show my style! (I LOVE TIMMY!!) After distressing and tearing and inking, I layered the papers. I had a diecut star and journaling block but they didn't really "match" the papers. To make them fit into the lo, I took a swipe of 3 different distress inks across my craft mat. I then sprayed them with water and then put my diecuts on them to cover the original color. I then used the Rock Princess cricut cartridge to cut out the skull and title. Added a few mini staples to the project and it was complete!

I have had fun working on this challenge and getting to share it with you! Hope you enjoyed and thanks for looking!!!!! ~ Heather

November 03, 2011

My Scrappy Style: Tammy

When we were asked to do a layout with our "scrappy style", I struggled a little. I looked up styles, and didn't feel I fit into one sort of style. I change all the time, and go back to old ones, and love finding new styles to try. So I did mine to show my "scrappy formula" LOL! I have things I do on most of my pages no matter what style I use for that layout.
1. Two pagers. I always do two old habit that is hard for me to break.

2. Sketches, I love following sketches. Sometimes I use a two page sketch, and sometimes I use two one page sketches that I think work together. I used a Pagemaps sketch for this, and I used it as a suggestion, and changed it up a little. I love Pagemaps :) Sometimes I like to scraplift too...which to me is like using a sketch.

3. I scrap in order. If I'm doing a book, I hate to scrap out of page order (I have OCD, and it hurts my head LOL!). This summer I decided to work on four books at a time, so that I don't get bored, but I still scrap each one in order.

4. I love to embellish, sometimes to the extreme! I love clustering my embellies too! I used Little Yellow Bicycle and American Crafts on this layout.

November 02, 2011

My Scrappy Style: Sheena

What’s my scrapbook style? Hmm, good question. I was not sure what my style was, so I explored the web in search of the answer. At times I was more confused than when I started. In the end, I think I fall into the “classic” style with a bit of “clean and simple”, “distressed” and a dash of “artsy/sophisticated ”. I think as scrappers we are always evolving so it is hard to just put ourselves in one category. Sometimes the pictures themselves dictate the style, more playful photos can lend themselves to a more “cutesy” style, while formal graduation photos may lead you to use a more elegant, sophisticated style. Whatever style you create in, it’s important to have fun and enjoy the process.

November 01, 2011

My Scrappy Style: Viji

I love two page,colorful layouts! I don't do vintage. I do very light distressing. I love primary color palette. On this layout, I have done everything which I love. I love making banners, inking the edges, Squeeze Punches, lots of photos, hand written journaling, border punch, and my latest obsession -Bakers Twine!

I used Fiskars Leaf it to Me Squeeze Punch for the leaves. I inked the leaves to give it a more fall look. I did the photo border with the Fiskars Leaves Border Punch. I love how it came. It took some planning to get it all lined up on the corners. I cut the title and the scallop ovals on Pazzles Inspiration. These are some of my favorite pics. I love fall!

I hope you like my layout!I had fun making it:)

November Groovy Challenge of the Month

Hey Everyone! This month we here at If It's Groovy are going to share with you layouts that show our Scrappy Style. Do you know yours? Maybe you are many different styles?
We are ready to show you what style we consider ourselves to be and would love it if you play along! There will be a prize given. Sorry but this will only be open to USA during the holiday months.

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