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July 25, 2012

Project for Shannon's Blog

I love submitting to Shannon's blog and if you have not paid a visit this month you should run by and see her cool sketch and what the DT members have worked out using it :) You can visit The Scrapping Stamper by clicking here.

Here was the sketch and here is how mine turned outm by the way I ♥ the hands I cut using my Cricut since these are jazzy little dancers in the picture!

July 24, 2012

Now Up, Groovy Kid Becky

5 year old Becky wants us to know this about her project:

Becky's words:
When I made this page I was thinking about Bailey. I put things on the page that Bailey loves. Birthday Cakes, Sunny Days, Blowing Bubbles, Playing Outside. I made it with lots of glue.

Mom's breakdown:
Bailey is our almost 13 year old Black and Tan Beagle. He has been a subject of my scrapbook pages.
The things Becky put on the page that she thought Bailey loves is really Becky's Loves. She did just inform me that she likes blowing bubble when to dogs are outside to see if they watch them float in the air.
We have 2 indoor dogs, Bailey and Skipper. Skipper is another subject of scrapbooking, he is a Wheaten Terrier on paper. BUT We think he is a "Woodle" Wheaten Terrier & Poodle mix, since he is all Black! The famous dog "Benji" is a Wheaten Terrier to give you an idea. We also just before Christmas got one of Poppy's Sheepdog Pups her name is Maya. She spends most of the time outside. If the weather is bad or her barking gets out of hand, she has spotted quite a few Moose crossing the yard. So, she sleeps in her kennel in the basement.
Love that Becky got some design elements and layering mastered! Plus, she even signed her name to her work!
Now let's see what she has done ;)

July 23, 2012

Jean's Find

Straightening our scrapbooking and craft area is always a good thing. I think it feels like Christmas sometimes because you never know what might show up!!! Let's see what Jean found! Deb♥ I was straightening my scrap closet when I found some older Pink Paislee papers and Flip Notes in a box. I decided to try a different type of card. I bent the top of the flip note and adhered it to the pattern paper. I attached a button just at the bottom of the note so it tucks under it. Underneath the note I stamped a greeting. I thought this was a great way to use some of those leftovers which I have!

July 22, 2012

Here are Groovy Kids Madison and Matthew!

Today the duo of Madison and Matthew are here to show us really lovely gifts they have created for their teachers. Here is what Madison had to share about hers:

Today I'm going to tell you about a clipboard I made for my 1st grade teacher Mrs. West. This clipboard was a present I made for her at the end of my school year. The best part about making this clipboard was making the punch art monkey faces!
My teacher Mrs. West was really happy to get her new clipboard, and she started using it right away, and hugged me several times! :)
Here's what we used to make her gift:
1 clipboard, our's was an old used one we found, that was still in good shape.
Quick Quotes Pattern Paper:
Cherry Truffle - Item Number - QQP-CT300
Cherry Truffle - Item Number - QQP-CT400
We also used small amounts of cardstock in brown, white, black, red and tan.
Assorted ribbons by Offray, where used at the top and the bottom strip of beige.

For the monkey we used the following punches:
Small circle - this was both parts of the eyes, and the inner circle of the ears.
Large scalloped circle - Head
Med. Circle - this was the outer portion of the ears.
Large oval - this was the mouth, we had to make it a little smaller so we folded it and trimmed the ends.
Tiny Bow - This was used to make one monkey a girl.
She then used a sharpie marker to make the nose and lips.
We wanted our teachers to really use our gift, so we didn't make them really fancy. Clipboards will also need to be covered with varnish or decoupage.

Here is what Matthew had to say about his:

This is the clipboard I made for my 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Boulware. She was super excited when I gave it to her. She loves getting presents. The best part about making this project was getting to smear glue all over the clipboard before we stuck the paper to it.
Here is what we used:

1 used clipboard that was still in good shape.
1 used clipboard as long as it still works.
Quick Quotes pattern paper:
French Quarter - Item number - QQP-FH400
French Quarter - Item number - QQP- FH300
This was my grandson's clipboard he is 8.
The large flower on the top is a McGill Punch, but the inner part of the flower was fancy cut from the pattern paper.
A bunch of different ribbons by Offray, where used at the top.
We wanted our teachers to really use our gift, so we didn't make them really fancy. Clipboards will also need to be covered with varnish or decoupage.

July 21, 2012

Fiskars is on the Scene

I did some research because I just had to know what Fiskars punch Penny had mentioned using. It is called Celestial ")  Here is a picture of it and here is Penny's words along with her card :)
For this card I used the Fiskars corner punch, this punch includes a corner punch for a star, moon, and sun.  For this card I used the star and moon corners. I will however give you a tip about this punch, line it up and use the punch upside down, this will make it a LOT easier to properly line up the correct corner positions. I fought for a while with this punch before figuring this out and then it worked beautifully. Since I used brads on the front of this card, I covered the inside with another sheet of paper, to cover the brad backs, I think this gives a much cleaner appearance on the inside of the final card.
The vellum quote reads:
Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land in the stars" by Les Brown
Fiskars corner punch
black and yellow cardstock
Vellum quote - unknown
black brads
Happy Scrapping! Love Penny

July 17, 2012

Partaaaaaaaaaay in the Woods ")

Michelle's nephew is sure to like this card.

I still have my old Original Sizzix machine and dies. I can't part with them...I think it is because it was my first big purchase when I started scrapbooking. So, I try to challenge myself to go OLD SCHOOL once in a while! Using my Original Sizzix machine and dies. I cut out the trees and mountains. Inked up the mountains a bit and layered the trees. Attached my ribbon and trim. Loved the curved arrow so I did cut that out from the Cricut. Inked up the edges and stamped the sentiment, "Party This Way"

Loved how this came out. Perfect for my nephew's 17th Birthday card. I think we see him the most riding by on his motorcycle. He loves being on his motorcycle riding through the trails and range behind our house.

July 15, 2012

Groovy Kid Katelyn is Sharing Today

My little glitter queen Katelyn would like to share her layout today. This is her own design and wording right down to the spelling. One day we can look back at how she spelled at this age. Cute!

She said this about her project:

This is when I was a cheerleader. I cheered for 2 years, but I didn't really like cheering because I like dancing more!

July 14, 2012

Here is Groovy Kid Designer Brooke...

Brooke is here today to show us a layout about a time when she is in the hospital. She is a brave little girl who is fighting Diabetes.

Here is what she said about that:

I want Grandma Jean to know I am doing good after being sick with Diabetes.
The pictures and buttons make me happy and smile. The buttons make everything pretty.

July 13, 2012

Remember Rosie?

Here is Rosie, one of the GROOVIEST Kid Designers introduced yesterday and she would like to show her layout :)

Rosie says,
"My Nana had me pick a picture. I picked one of my baby sister, Liberty Grace wearing a Marshall cheerleader outfit. This was mine when I was a baby. I picked that picture to celebrate my Sister. I picked green and white cardstock to match the outfit she was wearing. Nana did not have any sporting paper so we looked at the Cricut cartridge books. We used "Just Because" Cards cartridge. We cut a 3 inch, then a 6 inch and a 9 inch apple. We picked the 9 inch. I think the Cricut is a very useful tool. I wanted the title to be "Apple of my eye" because my Sister is my best friend. We cut the saying out at 9 inches too. My picture is 4 X 6. I used a Fiskars paper trimmer to cut the mat at 5 X 7 inches. I put the mat and picture together with a Xyron tape runner. I used a Garden Green Stampin'Up marker to decorate the apple. I used Stampin'Up pop dots to pop up the title and the apple. I think it turned out very good and I had fun making it. I love being on the design team."

July 12, 2012

Introducing the NEW GROOVYIEST Kid Design Team!!!

You have read correctly! If It's Groovy has a few very special kids who have generously agreed to share their very precious works of art with us! Let me introduce you to each of them!!!

First is Happy-go-lucky Rosie!

Rosie is 9 years old and will be a 4th grader when school starts. She has a little Sister named Liberty Grace and a Mom named Amy. Her Nana is Fiskateer Donna #6036. Rosie wants to be a Fiskateer, crafter and clothes designer when she grows up. When she is not crafting she likes singing, watching movies, camping, swimming, playing with her Nintendo DS, going to church, playing with her sister and cousins - Jayden and Jozi, reading and listening to music. She also loves traveling to zoos and Nashville, Tennessee, where her Uncle Sean lives.

Cannot wait to show what Rosie has been scrapping!

Next up let me introduce you to 6 year old Cutie-Pie Brook!

Brook's Grandmama Vicky told me that Brook is a little princess! She sure looks like it too :) I also learned that Brook likes to go to scrapbooking crops!

We look forward to showing her work!

Also, we have my daughter, the very angelic (I am biased) Katelyn :)

She is 7 and jumped for joy when I told her I was looking for a kid design team! She scrapbooks each month at my crops and has her own style! She is an active dancer and a homeschooled, precious, little girl that I look forward to you meeting through her works!

Meet adorable Madison who is the grandchild of Penny!


Hi, my name is Madison, I am 7 years old, and I'll soon be in the 2nd grade.
I like to make the following crafts: Puppets, cards, scrapbooks, punch-art, anything you can color, and have fun with. I have been using punches for a long time, and I love playing with paper, and glue. When I am not crafting or coloring, I like to play X-box, and have pretend animal shows with my friend and teddy bears. I also like to watch movies, my favorites are Brats, Barbie, Wonder Pets, Strawberry Shortcake, and all the Disney Princess movies!

Wait, Penny has another grandchild who is joining us too, the very handsome Matthew!


Hi, my name is Matthew, that's Mateo in Spanish. I am 8 years old, and I like to make scrapbooks. My favorite supplies are: Stickers (Lego Stickers are my favorite), punches, eye-let hammer (I use it to hit a lot of things), and scissors that cut in funny shapes. When I'm not making things, I like to play X-Box, Football, Soccer, Baseball, and play with my friends. I love to watch movies, my favorites are: Lego, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean, Scooby Doo, and Dragon Tales.

We have joining us Michelle's daughter as well! Meet darling little Becky!

Becky is 5 years old and will be starting Kindergarten in September.
She has a great personality, has a wild imagination that never stops, loves to sing, dance and be outside.
Becky goes from the Exploring Tomboy to a Dramatic Princess at a bat of the eye!
She has her own little crafty corner of her own. She loves to join Mom crafting.

July 11, 2012

Slam Into Summer Blog Hop Winner

Drum Roll please...Congrats to Kelly Sas. You won the prize I am offering! Please email me with your mailing info please :) You can reach me at

Thanks Everyone! We enjoyed all of you who had time to stop by and see our Summer projects :)

Have a great rest of the Summer!

July 10, 2012

Oh Baby!

I adore the distressing on Heather's layout! It helps to soften the page and looks like a baby boy being held by his blanket :)

Oh how I love the new pictures I received of my great-nephew Keaton.  Having so much fun scrapping him . . . even though I haven't made a dent on my kids baby pages!

On this layout, I used a light blue piece of cardstock, sprayed it with some glimmer mist and then added some distress ink around the edges.  I used the Simple Stories collection Baby Steps.  A few pop dots and some buttons add a lot of dimension to the page!

I used a sketch drawn by my friend Kelly Mack aka Tallysmacker over at Tallyscrapper! I love how this turned out!

July 08, 2012

An Invitation to A New Adventure :)

In the beginning of July I took over "ownership" of a blog that was in need as the previous owner was ready to step down. I would like to invite you all over to participate in this with me, but If It's Groovy still stays!!!

Here is the address:

Here is the challenge for July:


and my layout for the challenge:


This layout is for the "Fresh and Fruity" challenge, this month, here at "If it's Groovy"!

The challenge was to use a fruit, or fruit colors, and make a layout using them. I chose "Lemons", since I wanted to use this photo of my granddaughter Madison, and the face she made reminded me of someone who had just taken a drink of something sour!

I used a lot of my older stash, to make this layout, including the black "Makin Memories" stickers, the background green pattern paper, and the lemonade die cuts! It always feel's great, to use thing's that I have had for a long time. The lemon, featured in the top right hand corner, was really a refrigerator magnet, that I removed the magnet from. The tag was supposed to be a gift tag, but I just dressed up with a few drink stickers, and then added the journaling block, and pipe cleaner. The "bling" squares on this layout, came off a Christmas ornament, that I had bought, just for that purpose. It probably had over 50 of the square's, on it for $1.00! I just peeled them off the ornament, and then stuck them right on my page, they didn't even require anymore adhesive!
To make the banner, I actually used part of some previous packaging, that I cut into strips. The part that I used, was the portion, that showed you which patterns were included in the packages.

The journaling reads: On vacation in Florida, Madison had just taken a big drink, when we snapped this photo! I love the look on her face, it was priceless!

I hope you enjoyed this layout today! Happy Scrapping, Love Penny

Supplies for this layout included:
Green Pattern paper - unknown
White and yellow cardstock
Miss Elizabeth's Stickers - UPC 7169300088
Wilton white bow - UPC 7089618518
Beary Patch - Die cuts (Lemonade pitcher and glass)
Makin Memories - Black stickers
Elmer's glue stick
Large Lemon shape - Kitchen Magnet
Circle Tag- Gift tag from Target
Jewels - These I took off a Christmas ornament, that I had bought just for that reason, it had over 50 of them on one ball!
3 - word accents on bottom of page - Cook Bookin
Pipe cleaner
Sewing thread
Yellow brad - Recollections

Fresh and Fruity Updated

July 07, 2012

FRESH and FRUITY: Michelle

I started out thinking literally...I was going to scrap my blueberry picking photos I have yet to scrapbook. Then I came across this picture of my son that was taken accidentally when he moved on me during a close up. I love this oneies he had and the colors remind me of blueberries. That pale green before the berries are ripe and the dark green for the leaves. The pale blue as they ripen and dark blue bringing the perfect sweetness.

So, why now go with it! I used those shades of green and blue on the page. Added the "ROCK" style of his oneies to the page.
Created the guitar using Be Young Cartridge and using shadow cut out the "you Rock" title from Jubilee cartridge on the Cricut. Added some twine for my strings of the guitar and a punched star. Layered and popped up punched stars. Border punched one side of my photo mat.
So, in the end My Son Rocks and So does his Mommy!

You Rock PageGuitar Close UPTitle Close Up

July 03, 2012


For Mother's Day my family surprised me with an Edible Bouquet. It was filled with pineapples, strawberries, melon as well as chocolate covered fruits. For this layout, I took my colors from the fruit. This paper had red and yellow stripes and the brown made me think of the chocolate! I even took alphabet letters from various sets and painted them all brown. I saved the bouquet stick and used that as well. Looking at this makes me hungry all over again! It was very good!

July 02, 2012

FRESH and FRUITY: Heather

I love apples! Green, red and yellow!!! Cut them up, throw them in a salad or just eating with some caramel dip, I love them! Those juicy ones that leave the juice dripping down your chin when you take a bite are the best! So, I think it had to be a given when we were challenged to make a layout using the color of fruit, that my layout would be based upon my love of apples!

I kept this layout really simple! Really wanted to focus on the picture of my oldest son, Payton, and his new love of Farmall tractors. I used some Stampin' Up papers that I got from a girlfriend on the layout. I used my favorite Cricut cartridge, Don Juan, to cut the title and then I ran the farm letters through my Fiskars paper crimper to add a little extra texture to the page.

Red apples, yellow apples, green apples and of course the brown stem!

July 01, 2012

FRESH and FRUITY: Groovy Deb♥

This month I have challenged The Groovy Chicks to a fun challenge! I asked all of us to create a layout using the colors and inspiration of fruit since all should be in full bloom at this time of year :) I chose the colors that remind me of watermelon and grapes! In this layout I used K and Company papers and with reds and greens and needed a touch of black to represent the seeds. I added the touch of purple to cover my grapes :)

We would love for you to come and play along with us this month! Leave us a link here to your blog and we will come by and visit :)

Have a wonderfully fresh and fruity July!

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