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December 31, 2011

New Project from Tami

As 2011 comes to a close have you thought about all the projects you have made this year? I bet there are a lot! How about taking out the year by making something like this one by Tami??? Deb♥ It's a coaster magnet! I used a chipboard like coaster (you know, for drinks?), covered it with paper and chipboard, filed down the edges and inked them, and then I glued a magnet to the back. These are easy and fun to make, and you can usually find the coasters at your local dollar store :) I used Cosmo Cricket paper and chipboard, and some Stickles. TFL, Tammy

December 30, 2011

Friday Night Sketch (and Layout) with Michelle

When I started my Nephew's page I had 2 different photos to use. One more formal and another showing some personality. I ended up using the formal one you can see, but for the mat I just cut off the cover that the picture came in. For the title I used the negative piece left over from cutting my words out on my Cricut. I added the Graduation Cap and Tassel to the empty space on the end. Using the same Cardstock cut a mat for my Nephew's name and mats for journaling or "class of".

December 29, 2011

Scraps with Viji!

I know we can all relate to lots of scraps laying around at this time of year...a thought...grab some of the leftover Christmas wrap and then read on for what Viji did with scraps. Maybe you can be inspired to scrap with one type of paper or another?
Deb♥

I made this two page layout using scraps of paper from my stash! I want Sid to do the journaling for this one, so yes it is still not done! But I really want it to be his words..not mine! Using scraps is fun and its a good way to use all those tiny bits of paper you have! Happy Scrapping!

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We here at If It's Groovy so appreciate you taking time from your day to visit and would like to with you all a very Merry Christmas with many blessings!!!

December 24, 2011

Christmas Card Day 12

Merry 12th day of the Christmas Card Countdown! Thanks to those who had time to come by :) I saved my favorite for last. I believe Santa is going to be coming to my house tonight, and I hope you also believe in the miracles of Christmas too :)Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!!! Deb♥

December 23, 2011

Christmas Card Day 11

Merry Christmas Eve Eve! Can you see how I iced my tree with Stickles? I used that yummy stuff as much as I could in these cards!!! Such a perfect snowy feel :) Deb♥

December 22, 2011

Christmas Card Day 10

This is one of my favorite cards so far for day 10. I continued using the MAMBI products and cut trees from a piece of paper in the line and had fun decorating the snow clouds with a little Stickles! Deb♥

December 21, 2011

Christmas Card Day 9

Now how is this for a nice, full wreath? Cute chipboard for Day 9! Deb♥

December 19, 2011

Christmas Card Day 7

It's Day 7 of my Christmas card countdown and I can hardly believe it is almost time for Rudolph to fly through the air with Santa! Are you getting excited too? Deb♥

December 18, 2011

Christmas Card Day 6

Merry Christmas Day 6...here is another card as I count down to Christmas. Using the Christmas Specialty paper from MAMBI I cut out a tree and then decorated it with a little Fiskars heart punch and added some stars too :) Made for a very easy and fast card! Deb♥

December 17, 2011

Christmas Card Day 5

Is it snowy there where you are? No? To add a little snow to my snowflakes made with Fiskars Bling Bling Squeeze Punch, I rubbed a little glue and some Doodlebug Designs Sugar Coating Glitter right on the punched piece, love that stuff! Hope your White Christmas is right around the corner :) Deb♥

December 16, 2011

Christmas Card Day 4

Today is day 4! That means it is 10 days until Christmas! OMGoodness! Hope your shopping is going well :) Deb♥

December 15, 2011

Christmas Card Day 3

Trimming the tree is so much fun, especially with Stickles!!! Have a merry day today! Deb♥

December 14, 2011

Christmas Card Day 2

Have you put the Christmas tree up yet? If that big project is complete then it is time to create as I have done for day 2 in The 12 Days of Christmas Cards! Take a package of card fronts out and let's roll! I made the rosette by simply fan folding a 1" piece of paper back and forth. Glue the ends and tada a rosette for your Christmas greeting. I also used a Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch  :) Hope to see you tomorrow for my third card~
Deb♥

December 13, 2011

Welcome to 12 Days of Christmas Cards Day 1

Hi Everyone! It's not too late to make Christmas cards this year and I am going to share mine with you over the next 12 Days of Christmas Cards :) I hope they inspire you to carve out some crafty time and make a small card for someone special to you. Without further ado here is card one. All cards coming up will have been made with Me & My Big Ideas (mambiCHIPS), various punches and stamps. For this I stamped with Martha Stewart's Drippy Goo and a foam gingerbread boy. Have a sweet Christmas! See ya tomorrow :) Deb♥

December 12, 2011

All About Jen's Groovy Self

Jen is groovy at 39!
Deb♥

I have, as part of my me book, been trying to do a page of me at each age,so, I figured that I should finally do a page of me @ 39 since in a few months I am going to be 40. Did I just say 40?!...wow I am gettin old! Not!:) Lol! For this age, I just loved the banners on the patterned paper and didn’t want to cover it up so I put my pic in the far corner with my Journaling in the banners then I outlined the two banners to bring your attention to that area of my page and title thus creating a white space above.

Tfl! Have a great day!

December 11, 2011

Thinking about Gold Yet?

How about all of those commercials we hear for buying engagement rings during the holidays? Gold Christmas decorations? "Silver and Gold" coming from carolers? And...gold embossing on tags. Try this for your Christmas tags like Heather did!!!
Deb♥


I had so much fun making this tag and playing with some new scrappy goodness. I first started by distress inking the card. I then used embossing ink with the Get in Gear stamps from Raisin Boat. Instead of using regular embossing powder, I used the Tim Holtz distressed embossing powder! Love how the embossing turned out! I then added a Tim Holtz quote to the middle. Tie or staple some ribbon to the top and you have an inspiring manly tag.

December 10, 2011

A 2 Pager!!!

So rare these days to see a 2 pager so when one of The Groovy Chicks show up with one I am elated! This is why! Take a look at all the movement on Viji's layout and how well her story is told just with her pictures! I love it! Deb♥


Happy Day! I am in love with Echo Park papers. They are so vibrant and happy, just perfect. I matched up the fence on all the pictures. I did the journaling under the photos. I took one photo and made it the focus of the layout. Banners add so much fun to a layout! This layout is fairly simple,just different pattern papers,banner,arranging the photos differently has made it pop! I hope I have inspired you a little today!

December 09, 2011

Friday Night Sketch with Heather

It's Friday so you  know what time it is right? Sketch time! Here is a new one from Heather :) Can you see this being used in more than one way? Suppose you change the Fall tree to a Christmas tree? If you use this one please let us see :) Deb♥




December 08, 2011

Sheena is Going Green

There is nothing like using our scrappy supplies and the leftovers too! See for yourself what Sheena did :)
Deb♥

I just love when I can reuse something that would otherwise end up in the trash. Look how I used a sticker backing to make 2 awesome cards.

December 07, 2011

Out of Focus: Viji

I loved this challenge! Orignal idea was to do a lift off layout, Sid throwing Anurag into the air. So Sid was just clicking some test pics to see if they were out of focus or not! I was just posing for fun :-) Later saw these photos, and came up with Charlie's Angels. I love this movie from 2000 starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu! Just a fun layout! I cut out the title on pazzles. The idea was to make the layout look like the poster. Hope I succeeded!

December 06, 2011

Out of Focus: Jen

With this page, the pictures seem to tell the story. Even though the two pics were a little blurry the pics still seem to capture the motion of the ride and the expressions on my dd and dh’s faces. My conclusion, my daughter and husband had so much fun on this ride!!

December 05, 2011

Out of Focus: Heather

I had such a good time with the kids while they were playing in the leaves!  I was snapping pictures like a crazy woman . . . just call me the mama-razzi!  I didn't take a second to see how they were turning out.  Then when I uploaded them to the computer, I noticed that they all show the movement in the pics.  Normally I would get all upset but this time it worked out for me!  lol! I particularly liked how this picture shows all the leaves falling around Grant after he had tossed them up in the air.  So I decided to scrap these pictures anyway!

I decided to keep this lo fairly simple.  I took some Tattered Angel glimmer mist to the background paper.I then added the little leaves that I ended up with from the punched edge and adhered them randomnly.  Distressed and inked the Bo Bunny papers, added the title and tree and a little bling and WALA!!!!



Isn't this awesome??? Grant is such a sweatheart!!! Deb♥

December 04, 2011

Out of Focus: Tammy

Can you see where my out of focus picture is??  I used it as a base, sort of a journal card, for the title "Play Ball". I thought that would be a fun way to use this picture that I probably otherwise wouldn't have even used :)  I used Bella Blvd. paper and some buttons from my stash, and my Tim Holtz tiny attacher.  TFL, Tammy

December 03, 2011

Out of Focus: Groovy Deb♥

When I sat down to create a list of challenges for myself and the other Groovy Chicks I started thinking about how often good photo moments are lost. When my daughters are on stage acting (Kristen) or dancing (Katelyn) so often the pictures do not come out well. The movement can easily be changed by badjusting the camera, but what if you forget to set it? Also, the lights are a constant problem. I don't want to forego taking pictures during their events so if it turns out bad I am scrapping it anyway! Here is an example of just what I mean. Katelyn was looking too cute in her dance competition clothes, but her arms were so out of focus. I painted on the page with water color pencils and let the picture do the talking. What does it say? To me it said this is one moving girl...to her mom at least ;) Love you Kate!!!
Mom♥ aka Deb♥


December 02, 2011

Friday Night Sketch with Michelle

Out of Focus: Michelle

When I was given this challenge. I had another group of pictures in mind...They were actually taken by my daughter. BUT when I was working on my Fawn Hollow Farms page from last months, Scrappy Style. I found this picture. It was the only one I had of my husband finally relaxed and doing something he loves, fishing. BUT he hardly ever gets to do go! If I am right this is the last time he went fishing for himself and the peace of it. Yup, been about 5 years...The last fishing trip involved a little boy who hooked his hat and knocked his sunglasses into the stream!

I wanted to use this stamp set I had that I have yet to use. So, green cardstock and a few scraps were all I needed. Stamped the images directly on the cardstock. On some scrap cream I stamped the clouds & rocks. I also did a technique called second generation stamping. All you do is ink up your stamp, stamp it once and then stamp again. The second image is lighter due to having less ink, but they blend beautifully. I did the same for the cattails, directly on the cardstock. Then I fussy cut the rocks and clouds, pop dot up two of the darker clouds and placed the second generation cloud behind to show distance.
Try it and see what you can create!
Michelle


December 01, 2011

Out of Focus: Sheena

What a fun challenge this was! I know I have taken many out of focus pictures over the years, most of them ending up in the trash. Sometimes we need to think outside the normal to find a cool way to use them. The picture I used on this layout was blurry on purpose, my son had so much fun running for me as I tried to get the shot I wanted. I had an idea in mind and I was hoping to get a shot that would match my idea. It took a few attempts but I am happy with the resulting picture. Before you hit the delete button on your next blurry shot, think if there is a different story it could tell.

If It's Groovy December Challenge

This month the challenge I sent out to the Groovy Chicks was to create layouts using out of focus pictures. We all have them we just rarely use them. It can be fun! We hope you will dig into your picture stash and play along with us :) If you do just send me an email at groovydeb@yahoo.com and we will throw your name into a hat for a prize package!
Deb♥

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