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September 30, 2012

Peek-A-Boo Page by Groovy Kid Designer, Katelyn

Kid designer,Katelyn has brought to us a layout today that she designed and is quite proud of! She loves that she has a peek-a-boo element to show her special kitty hiding there under the open frame and in the picture of Susannah. According to Katelyn when I asked her what she has to say about her layout she said" This is my baby and I want to show her picture again!" Kids and their pets!

September 25, 2012

Simon Says, Scrapbook Style

Have you ever been given a supply list and set of  instructions to create a layout blindly? Well if you would like to try it for  the first time here are the instructions  I gave to the Lift Off! players of the Fiskateer board who were trusting me with the instructions a few steps at a time.I will also include my layout and a little info about it. Let me know if you try this and I will show it here on IIG!

You were asked to choose 3 coordinating papers. Now decide which one will be the left and which will be the right side.
The third piece of coordinating paper will now be used to cut out three shapes of your choosing. You were asked to have a template to trace and now you will do the tracing and then cut them out.
Also  use the border punch you were asked to have ready cutting two strips of your choice in size but border punch each of them on one side.
SAVE THOSE SCRAPS! See you later for the next step! Blasting off to bed! Deb♥
Using that piece of paper you were left with, now punch with your mini punch 14 shapes. Set aside with the pieces from early steps.Still keep any leftovers :)
Using your neutral piece of cardstock, cut 2 pieces that are 5x7
Use your floss and thread each button
Adhere the buttons to the cut out shapes, set aside
fold, crimp, or bend your border strips, set aside
Attach a pic to each 5x7 neutral you cut earlier
Take  your foam stamp and stamp two corners on your left side paper and two corners on your right side paper. Ink  up  well enough to stamp again over the image you first stamped so it looks as though there is a shadow of  the same image
While you have the ink out, ink  the inside flap of your envelope and all around  the edges of your paper
Using leftover scraps from earlier decorate the outside flap of your envelope
Add the envelope to the back of one of your pics that has a neutral background attached. You will want the envelope to be attached where the inside of the flap shows.
Take out your corner rounder and use it on your journal card and add it to the inside of the envelope.
Attach that photo/envelope to the left page.
Attach the other 5x7 to the right side page along with the other two pics.
Attach the little mini punched pieces around the pic on the left page
Attach the template shapes anywhere you would like
Attach one of the border strips to the outside of one of your 5x7 pics on the left side and do the same on the right
Journal on your card
Create a title and add to the page(s) wherever you like

Kristen is very involved in her International Thespian Society and at each banquet they decide on a  theme and dress up to it. Here she is  dressed up for the banquet of  2012 where the theme is Mystical Creatures and she is an Encandato.

September 22, 2012

Prepare for Lift Off!

ARE YOU READY? It is time as it is each year when over on the Fiskateer board we hold an online crop  filled with  projects,  prizes and fun :) Please click here if you are not a member of Fiskateers so you too can participate!

September 21, 2012

International World Peace Day September 21

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WORLD PEACE DAY~!Wherever you are today I hope you spend it filled with peace and happiness! We Groovy Chicks could not let this day slide without showing off our versions of peace and we hope you love each one :)

This is me on 9/9 which was my 47th birthday, Yep! I was at Texas Roadhouse with my family where they convinced me to sit on the saddle they bring to the birthday girl or guy's table. Since my twin and I were both there I sat on the saddle and she stood as they humiliated us, lol~! Now as for my peace-loving family....hmm, Katelyn was just a doll a always but the hubs and the oldest dd decided that I needed a little more than I could use. Notice the journaling??? Overall it was a good day, but it was sad because this is the first without my momma.


Michelle is next with hers:
When I first read about Peace Day my first thoughts were: Shaking hands at Church and saying, "Peace be with you.", The lyric "All we are saying is give peace a chance..." by John Lennon & Dove Symbol of Peace.
After reading the website ( found more interesting things to do and event ideas. One of the Peace Day events is called "Pinwheels for Peace" ( that sounds so fun and would be an interesting sight to see. BUT being that I am in Newfoundland and the winds here would make it more like flying pinwheel darts in the sky. But that did give me inspiration for my page.
Using some quotes I liked relating to "peace" I print them out on the printer and sprayed them with a pearled mist. I had a Stampin Up tree die cut waiting to be used. Stamped the dove, fussy cut and popped it up. Stamped my title "PEACE" and got to work making my pinwheels varies sizes and pattern prints.  
Attach everything and I can add it to an album I have called "Vision Boards", which is a scrapbook version of the same term. They are used a lot in life coaching and personal development settings.

Peace Layout
Heather's turn!
When it comes to my kids, I would have to say that Payton is the peacemaker.  Not always with his brothers I will admit.  But with friends and cousins and many others, Payton is the quiet, calm and non-aggressive child.  He does not like conflict and will be the one to step away from a situation if it means keeping the peace.

In this picture of Payton, he is making a hand gesture that all of his youth group makes!  No real "meaning" to it but kind of way to talk to each other and know they are a family of Christians without having to "say" anything.  This pic was taken right before we left for his dance recital . . . yes, he is quite the little hip hopper!

On this layout, I used the AC Teen papers.  Some thickers for the title and some random chipboard pieces (peace sign and arrow) that I painted the colors I wanted.  Recently bought the DCWV creamy cardstock on clearance.  If you have seen it, you know it is very BRIGHT!  That is what I used for the background paper . . . kind of a challenge from a fellow scrapper to use those bright papers!  Well I did it!  And I like it!  haha

May God fill you with His Peace on International Peace Day and every day!  ~ Heather
Peace Out Dude
Here is Kelly's:
When I saw that we were going to be working on a Peace layout, the first thing that came to mind was all the anger and hostility that has come about lately in the world and how much I wished there was more Peace. Reading about the International Day of Peace made me dig even deeper and helped me to realize that in one area where I have had anger and turmoil it now seems I've started to come to Peace a little at a time. I lost my Momma on March 3, 2009 at the young age of 60 and we were so very close. The photo is of the Willow Tree Angel of Remembrance and Mom's favorite flowers, the lily, given to me the week after she passed. For this layout I wanted to show how I am beginning to find peace with her being gone and I thought the Authentique Blissful papers were perfect with the bird already printed for peace. Mom was a huge lover of Peace, rallying back in the 60's during the war and I found a great peace symbol to print in Mom's favorite color, yellow. The flower is fussy cut from the Blissful collection and I grabbed some MME pink trim along with some black bling flourish and a beautiful pink Prima flower center to finish. I hope this gives you a little inspiration for such a special day of Peace! :)Finding Peace
Presenting Rochelle's:
My daughter is only 6 years old and is always learning from her big sisters! In this photo, she has learned the "PEACE" sign and loves to show it off in photos!  I thought Simple Stories Fabulous collection was the perfect collection to showcase the funky grooviness of how popular the PEACE sign is at this moment.... even with 6 year olds! :)

Peace, Love and Happiness
Now here is Wendy's!
How groovy is this challenge??  I've been hoarding these fun little stickers for so long!  I started out by hand drawing and cutting out a fun Peace sign frame for my photos.  All of the photos are of my kiddies and their best friends.  After I had a minor "sticker sneeze', I just had to add some buttons to finish off the page.  And there you have it!  I finally used up my Peace stickers!  And with that....Peace Out!  Peace Out

Closing out  our projects is Jean:
I chose to do an art journal page. The quote Nothing can bring you peace but yourself is so true. I think we all search for peace to come from an exterior source, but really it needs to come from within.

September 20, 2012

New Groovy Chicks on the Scene!

We here at IIG  are very excited to bring a few more new chicks to our team!  First, please help  me welcome Kelly!
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 My name is Kelly and I live in Texas with my hubby of 14 years who is very supportive of my crafting habit. We have 2 boys ages 13 and 12 as well as a 2 year old puppy who is our baby. After my boys were born, I stayed at home and started a small home daycare. I’ve always had a love for art and paper since I was young, doodling on all my notebooks and cross stitching. I started collecting memorabilia back in high school to put in a scrapbook my Mom had created by painting on the pages. I enjoy mixing different paper lines, painting, distressing along with creating in clean lines. I am a big fan of using sketches for inspiration and enjoy learning new techniques. I also love making cards and occasionally altering items when time allows. Other hobbies I enjoy are reading, gardening, fishing, watching my boys play sports, and quilting. You can find more of my work at

We also have Brenda!

Hello ! My name is Brenda Ragsdale and I am thrilled to be joining the If It's Groovy design team.
I am a native of California currently residing in Oregon. I am mother to two awesome adult sons and GrandDiva to two beautiful granddaughters and two handsome grandsons.

I prefer creating layouts, and will occasionally create a card or altered item. I would say that my style is more on the clean and simple side. I created my first scrapbook album in 2006 and then quit for a few years and did not seriously start scrapping again until the beginning of 2010. I am so glad that I became addicted to scrapbooking as it is the perfect way to record my family’s history and tell each family members personal story. I like scrapping the good, bad and the ugly stories and details as it is all a part of our daily existence.

I am looking forward to working with the team and members of IIG and seeing all of your beautiful creations.

My blog: GrandDiva’s Creative Corner

Next up is Wendy!
I have been a happy scrapper for 15 years now.  It helps that I have 3 willing subjects, my kids!  I have 2 girls (Brittany - 22 and Jessica -10) and my little guy (Jason -5).  With this age range, I can pretty much scrap just about every subject out there.  Which makes me a happy shopper,…I mean, scrapper.  :)  My style is pretty simple and clean, but I'm willing to try any technique at least once.  Nothing wrong with trying new things!

I'm so excited to be a part of this team!  Thanks for the chance and the challenges!

September 19, 2012

Phd in the house!

What an accomplishment~Jean must be so proud!

Ever focus a layout on a thing or things instead of people? I tried this with my layout. I scrapped the folder and letter my daughter received at her Phd graduation.

September 18, 2012

Groovy Rockin' Rosie of our Kid DT Member

...has another very cute layout to show us. seriously I think someone is thinking about Christmas already don't you all? So here is her project that made me think about Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree when I saw what she made. Rock on Rosie!!!

Rosie says:

I liked this picture of my little sister holding a star. She is the star of my life and every tree is not complete without a star. So I made a Christmas tree, punched out some stars and decided to call it "You are the star on my tree".

September 17, 2012

Fair Time!

What an adorable layout Michelle has for us today. The use of patterns are a perfect mix and it makes it feel like a fun time!

We went to the County Fair while we were visiting my Aunt, who lives in North Central PA. I don't remember the name of the County, but we had fun and it was much larger than any County Fair that I ever experienced.

When I started picking my papers I wanted something to go with the yellow stripes of the tent we were in. But I didn't find anything that matching other papers. I pulled out Dotty For You Paper Pack Promo from Close To My Heart loved the Summer Fair feeling I got. There is not much descriptive details since this page is apart of our Trip to PA Album. Having the album exclusive to our trips there. I just needed to label the event, thoughts and moments. My parent and family have been visiting my Aunt and Uncle's property in PA for over 20 years. The property started as their vacation destination and over the years became their home after retirement. So, since starting to scrap my trips I now have to add extenders to my album.

I used 5 different pattern papers, even border punched some cardboard packaging(under the word County in the Title) Cut out the large Green polka dot circle using Creative Memories Circle Cutter System. Ink Distressed the edges of my papers with Hollyhock Ink. Attached the pictures to the Yellow polka dot paper. Stamped the word Fair and fuss cut the circles, then added them to a circle punched blue polka dot. Stitched a half circle using Baker's Twine and added a felt Butterfly.

September 14, 2012

Groovy Kid DT Member Brooke Is in the House!

Cutie pie Brook made a very special project that she is going to share with us today.Kids are sweet! Deb

Brooke said this about her awesome project:

"I made this for my dad. He wanted to go to the car show in Kearney, but couldn't. So I made him a page with a car"

September 12, 2012

Welcome Rocky!

I am an animal love and LOVE every time one of the Groovy Chick create a pet layout. Here is one that is sure to be a big hit in your eyes too that has been created by Rochelle!

Rochelle said this:
Last month we added another special member to our family..... Rocky! We got him on vacation while visiting my sister in Colorado, hence how he got his name! :) I couldn’t wait to create my first layout with him. This collection I used, Bo Bunny’s Little Miss Collection has a little doggie that looks just like my Rocky! I thought it would be prefect!

I started by editing my photo to Sepia so that I would match the paper better. I used Martha Stewart punches to create the borders. Distressing the edges added a little shabbiness to the layout while adding dimension too. I fussy cut the imagine of the girl walking the dog, popped it up a bit and added a little tough of Glossy Accents to the pearls and bow. Another fun part of this layout as the lace flower I made. I took some crochet lace and spiraled it around on the Glubber. I added a button and bling to the center. That was it! :) Lastly, because I love twine so much, I had to add it around the rosettes for an added touch. :)

September 08, 2012

Hang it Up!

Have you considered hanging your own wall art? It is a loving way to show off your family. See below how Heather does this :)

My nephew and my little men are great buddies! They adore each other and love to get to hang out! I decided to scrapbook an 8 1/2 x 11 page for my nephews bedroom of him and "his triplets" . . . what he calls them!

After I made the page and put it in the frame, I added some buttons to the outside of the frame. I also punched a circle, stamped a star inside and inked the edges before using some bakers twine to wrap it around the edge of the frame. Reinserted my glass and page and tada . . . an altered frame with a personalized scrap page inside. He loved it!!!

September 05, 2012

10 Things: Rochelle

We have added to our team here at If It's Groovy once again and I am so happy to introduce Rochelle to you! She has a little bio about herself as well as a layout to share with you for our challenge of the month!

Hello! My name is Rochelle Spears. After 15 years of Real Estate, I am currently a SAHM of 5 children (23, 19, 13, 6, and 4) that knows how to pose when they see a camera! :) I am a wife to a wonderful husband who supports my craft to the fullest! I have been scrapbooking for 9 years and I just can't get enough of it! I love product... the smell of new paper... I love seeing the creation in my mind come alive on my paper! I love putting the final touches on my layouts and the biggest love of all... is watching my husband pull out my scrapbooks when guests come over! :) Besides my family and scrapbooking, you will find me traveling, reading or watching Netflix! I love coffee in the morning, Mt. Dew during the day and chocolate at night. This is me, Rochelle. :)

When I found out about this challenge, I couldn't wait to create this layout and express my love for my husband! We have been married for 7 years and I don't think I have ever did a layout quite like this one. He is definitely a wonderful man and there are way more "things" that I loved about him but just not enough room on my page!! LOL My journaling reads: "smooth, funny, passionate lover, great father, handsome, caring, honest, great provider, dedicated and the #1 thing I love about you is... Your Big Heart!"

This page was so much fun to create. I found this great sketch from Scrapbook Steals. I used the very fun "Be You" collection from Fancy Pants Designs. I wanted to use the transparency so bad because it's super cute!! I use my Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge to die cut the transparency. After that, everything else fell into place. The wood shape hearts from Studio Calico really put that extra love in the page! :)

September 04, 2012

10 Things: Heather

I am going to make a big admission here . . . I have had a major case of lack of mojo. It's been BAD! I have wanted nothing to do with my scrapbook room. But this month's challenge may have just helped make a breakthrough.

I love this picture of my triplets and their cousins which are 1 and 2 months older than the boys. I took it recently at our nieces wedding. These 5 are such a group and I absolutely love that they are growing up being super close and the best of friends. It is absolutely amazing the bond they have already formed at the age of 6! So, the challenge and this picture truly inspired me to get scrapping again.

I asked the boys to tell me what it was that they loved about "The Girls". I wanted to know what they liked to do with them and what made the "The Girls" special to them. The results are the 10 things they told me . . . with a little editing of the wording by mommy! :)

Almost this whole layout was done using a monthly kit from the Tallyscrapper website!

TFL! ~ Heather

10 Things I Love

September 03, 2012

10 Things: Jean

In May my daughter received her PhD. At the time, we did not get enough family photos so I had her bring her robe home while she was here on vacation. A few days before she was to fly back out, my son came over and we had a photo shoot. It was silly, fun and wonderful. This was one of our funnier photos.


September 02, 2012

10 Things: Michelle

I loved that I had this challenge to do for a number of reasons.
One was that I finally scrapped a picture from our wedding, which was 7 years ago.
Second, I got to use a 10 things pocket embellishment from Close to my Heart. Third, I had chance to list 10 things that my husband and I share!

Since, I only had a picture from our "Thank You" cards to use. I scanned it in, blew it up to 5x7 and printed it out in Black & White. Trimmed the photo edges to give that old fashion border, matted on a patterned paper 5 1/2x7 1/2, then off set my black patterned paper. Border punched the teal paper and matted that one off set the opposite direction. Added the grosgrain ivory ribbon near the edge of the border punched mat. Attached all to a 8x10 1/2 sage green patterned paper and attached it all to my black cardstock base.
Embellished with a black glitter flower attached ivory brad and used the Staz-On ink to stamp our marriage date on the metal ivory tag. Stamped on the 10 things pocket using a stamp set from Close to my Heart called, 10 Things.

September 01, 2012

September Challenge~10 Things: Groovy Deb

This month I have challenged the Groovy Chicks to complete a layout where they use a top ten list telling about someone or something they love. For my part in this challenge I made this layout of my daughter Kristen when she went out exploring and found a turtle to "play with" while her younger sister was inside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center preparing for her dance numbers. What I listed with tickers below Kristen's picture were words that remind me of her being herself :)

We would love to see how you complete this challenge so come on and play along! We will show your work right herewith ours! Email with yours!

Here is mine:

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