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November 28, 2012


I am so impressed with how our Kid Designer Rosie is coming along in her scrapbooking! She gets better with every layout! Here she is today to show us what was going on in her world on Halloween! 

 "My Nana says this is the best page I have done. I thought my costume was pretty unique and I like to show people that kids are good scrapbookers too." 

November 23, 2012

A lot to be Thankful for!

Although Thanksgiving was yesterday there is always something to be thankful for each and every day as in Brenda's case here. You will see why! Deb♥ There's nothing more precious than a new baby boy! I love creating layouts that announce the birth of the new babies in our family, although they are several years old before I get to the layout! LOL This layout of my youngest great-nephew was inspired by a Heather Leopard sketch: Products used: Echo Park's Mini Collection "Pride & Joy" Martha Stewart doily Martha Stewart Cherish Punch Twinery twine Cricut "Going Places" Cartridge (anchor) Misc buttons. Thanks for stopping by!!! Ship Ahoy...

November 22, 2012

Who are you Thankful for?

This would be a great project to remind those who come by for a visit, especially if they are on it!!! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us and here is a project from Jean :) Deb♥ From Jean: This is a great project for those families with children or who have large gatherings on Thanksgiving. Simply cut out a tree shape and many leaves. On each leaf write something you are thankful for. Adhere the leaves to the tree. thankful

Turkey Dinner?

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. We here at If It's Groovy are always thankful for your support of this blog! Heather is here today to share with us a very specials and funny project! Enjoy your holiday!


November 21, 2012

Walgreens Freebie

I love to share when the wonderful Walgreens offers us a freebie so here ya go!

FREE 8x10 at Walgreens through Saturday. Use coupon code:FREE2THANK


November 19, 2012

Faithbooking by Heather

One thing I promised God when I opened this blog was that I would use my hobby as a way to share His message so I really love it when one of the Groovy chicks make a Faithbooking layout for us! Today Heather has created this one with a beautiful verse that I know will also inspire you! Deb♥ A beautiful fall day at Conner Prairie, a picture of my hubby and I one week before our 11th anniversary, and the feel of God all around us was the inspiration for this layout. The verse, Proverbs 3:6, says "Listen to God's voice in everything you do and everywhere you go. He's the one that will keep you on track." This is what Shane and I strive for every day. I won't say that it is always easy, because it definitely is not. We have had our many struggles but God has kept us strong and committed to one another. We must keep seeking him daily and His will for our lives.

November 17, 2012

Checking in with Kid Designer, Rosie

Rosie is back today with another lovely layout of her precious little sister.  Two sweet girls!

Rosie says, "I picked the title because Liberty is kind of like a cherry on an ice cream sundae.  But she is like regular cherries too - she can be really, really sweet but sometimes she is sour - like she can be mean sometimes too.  But she is a really good thing in my life and I love her."

November 16, 2012

Kitties are Cute!

Awww! Look at Heather's kitty!

I have found someone (or should I say something?) that loves my Tim Holtz cases as much as I do!!! My cat Jazmin! When I open up my case to use my distress inks, Jaz has decided that the open case is where she should nap! I keep telling my husband that I want to have a little girl that will scrapbook with me . . . well, I guess I got her . . . because this is the closest I am going to get! lol

November 15, 2012

Breaking Dawn Fans Are You Ready???

I know you are frantically counting down the minutes for the movie to come out tonight so Heather has given you  a surprise today with a BD project of her own. We hope you enjoy the show!

BD 1

BD 2

BD 3

Pear Pickin'

Do you have your Thanksgiving menu prepared yet? It is coming up so soon and seeing this layout makes me think that pears would be a great addition to the table this year! You too? Deb♥

Kelly said: In Texas during the fall, we don't have as many apple farms to pick from but we do have tons of pears. We went to visit our friend who has chickens for fresh eggs and she took us to a friend of hers that had pears where we picked a lot. We had the best time searching for and picking pears as well as cooking up some yummy pear desserts. Have fun and create a fall layout that represents your neck of the woods. :) Picking Pears

November 14, 2012

Visit Michigan's Artprize

I love to virtually travel through scrapbooks made by other people. This is a great way to see places you may otherwise never visit. Here is a link to visit this event that Jean is about to describe for us. Check it out after you read what she would like us to know about her layout :) Deb♥

Our city has an annual event called Artprize. There are over 1500 pieces of art displayed downtown. When we go, I tend to collect the artists calling cards and brochures. For this layout, created my own background using many of the cards I collected. I framed my photos with a piece of pattern paper. I journaled around the outside edge. This is one way to add lots of memorabilia to a page. 


November 13, 2012

In Love

Rochelle's multi-photo layout is perfect! Take notice of the  pictures. I love the photo from behind, the closeup of the couple's hands and everything else :)

I totally struggle with 2 page layouts!  But since I am making a wedding album for my Cousin-in-law, I had to go back to multi-photo pages and/or 2 page layouts.   I used a sketch from SketchSavvy for my inspiration and really loved how this page came out.  I even went a little further with thinking outside the box and actually busted out my sewing machine and STITCHED around the heart!!!! :)   Overall, I love how this page came out and I think the heart and stitching really pulled the 2 page together for an ultimate moment shot!!

November 12, 2012

Introducing New DT Member, Lindsey!

I am so excited  to be  bringing a new face  to our team! I know you will love her work and that she will be a great fit to  the groovy team :) Please help me to  welcome Lindsey! She has provided a bio for us and is also showing her take on the Hand-Cut Challenge :)

Hi Groovy Gals! My name is Lindsey and I've been scrapbooking for a long, long time! I started a book when I got engaged in 1999 as a planner. I then started books for my wedding and my nephews, and when my first was born, I searched It was all over after that! I began in Yahoo groups, I continued to Forums, and I landed at I've been taking a bit of a scrapbooking break, thinking I needed to reinvent myself, but found out that scrapbooking for yourself can actually be done! I haven't bought new supplies in almost 2 years now, so I am working purely on stash and memories. It can be done!

I've been married to my husband since 2000, Matthew was born in 2003, and McKenna was born in 2006. We also always have boxers (the dogs!); we have Mia who just turned 4 and Milo who will be 2 next month.

You can find me at , and right here, I'm delighted to say! I feel inspired to say that McKenna currently loves peace signs, my favorite 70s song is 'Rock the Boat', and that I live less than an hour from Woodstock. It's good to be Groovy!

Here is what Lindsey said about her Hand-Cut Challenge Layout:

Jump! by Lindsey Krauss. Supplies: Paper: Bella Blvd., Xerox, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Sticker: Bella Blvd., Pearls: Kaiser Crafts, Mist: Tattered Angels (Tsukineko), Paint: Making Memories,  Other: leaf vellum, brown ribbons, heart button, raffia. Font: Brody.

Design note: To create this hand-cut title, I printed out a picture with leaves large enough to fit in the space I planned on my page. I then found a nice, bubble font and printed that out a few times in black on another sheet of paper. I stapled the font to the leafy picture in its white space and cut the title with a craft blade. I simply cut around the black font, about 1/8" out. I laid the picture-title on the white paper-title (I like the ink behind the title because it covers some little fussy-cutting imperfections.) Although as you can see, I think imperfect layouts are pretty perfect, too (RUSTIC, we call it!) :)


November 11, 2012

Hand-Cut Words: Heather

Heather's Masterpiece of the month ;)

I have never thought about using my own handwriting and cutting it out for a title!  That is what the cricut or Thickers are for . . . right?  Well, I have totally changed my opinion about that since Groovy Deb gave us this challenge.  I really felt that my title really added to the layout this time, that it wasn't just there.  So, thank you Deb for making me try something new and loving the way it turned out!

I have never used FarmHouse paper company before.  Just bought it recently specifically for some fall layouts and I absolutely LOVE it!  I used the Sugar Hill paper pack for these pics of our son Payton.  We had spent a great fall day at Conner Prairie and I loved these pics of him in his hat that my sister made for him.

Thanks for stopping by IIG!!! ~Heather

Fall Boy

November 10, 2012

2 Pager Makes a Come Back!

2 page layouts were once the rage. They are wonderful when you have several photos to work with!!! Have you tried to create one? Now's the time! Michelle makes it look easy! Her little model is Groovy Kid DT member Becky :) Deb♥ This was too cute not to scrap! Becky had found a lip balm with shimmer and her rosy sunglasses. Came over to me telling me to, "LOOK" My Pretty Silly Girl had the sunglasses on upside down and when I got the camera and asked her to show me her lips...I captured a bunch of silliness!

November 09, 2012

Hand-Cut Words: Wendy

I thought it would be fun to have my daughter hand write her own name.  I fussy cut out her writing and added it to a school picture.  I wish I had thought of this earlier.  It would be great to see how her handwriting changes over the years.   :)

Blogging Nov 9

November 08, 2012

Hand-Cut Words: Jean

Don't have the right color Thickers? Not enough e's? I have the perfect solution. Hand print your title and then cut it out which is exactly what I did here.  One handy trick -- don't cut over the garbage pail:). If you lose your grip, that letter might get lost. One more page down for this Christmas present I am making!

perfect lake day

November 07, 2012

Happy Hug a Bear Day!!!

The Groovy chicks would like to give you a big bear hug today! After all it is Hug a Bear Day! Here we are celebrating  :) Deb♥
Big & Warm Hug!

Groovy Deb♥


Groovy Kid Designer, Katelyn



original pic


National hug a bear day 2

Bear Hugs!




November 06, 2012

It's Vote Day!

Please take time out of your day to vote today! It might be the vote that makes a difference! Take advantage of your privilege :)

November 05, 2012

Hand-Cut Words: Brenda

Brenda here sharing my take on this month's Hand Cut Words Challenge.   Well, Groovy Deb through a curve ball at me with this challenge!   LOL  Nowadays I can only write one or two words at a time without my writing taking a twist or turn.  I have to say I struggled with this challenge because I like things nice, even and straight, so I had to come up with just ONE WORD to cut out.  I practice on various words and names until I was able to get it just "WRITE" :)! 

I really wanted hand cut my title but the bigger I printed the harder it was to keep straight, so I settled for just adding my great-nephews name to my embellishment cluster.  So for all of you who are afraid or not sure how you will like what you come up with for this challenge....start small and go from there. 

The IIG DT members have done and awesome job with this challenge and would love to see what you come up with!

Vist my blog for details on the products and to see the sketch I used to create this page:

Thanks for visiting IIG...we love visitors!!!!

November 04, 2012

Hand-Cut Words: Rochelle

I love to fussy cut.... but to hand write my OWN words was a challenge for me! LOL  I really don't like my handwriting so I went very short of my words! lol  This is "Ms. Jaylah," my baby girl.  Jaylah is 6 years old and was born to pose for the camera! LOL  She is always ready to take a photo and is usually posing in every photo.  This is just one of many shots that I have of her.

I used Websters Pages for this layout.  I hand wrote the title with a Copic Marker.  Other supplies used: Martha Stewart punches, Queen and Co. twine, Recollections washi tape, and a doily that is slightly misted.

Blogging Nov 7

November 03, 2012

Hand-Cut Words:Michelle

One thing I have overcome with my scrapbooking is to use my own handwriting on my pages. I used to use computer printed journal when I first started, then die-cut letters, alpha stickers and stamps. Somewhere along the line I heard the words..."capture you on the page" I find that this is especially important when it is my own children's scrapbook pages. I savor those handwritten recipes, envelopes and cards that I do have from family members who are not longer with me.

For this page title, I used a trick I picked up from Deb. Deb used this technique back on a Online Crop over at Fiskateers, it was one of her Simon Says Games. Here is the trick: Turn your paper over and either write your word in cursive backwards then cut out or you can print your words on the write side up paper and cut them out!

I inked up the edges of the word "Dad's" with Red ink to add depth. Using a Glitter Gel Pen I traced the edges of each letter in the word "helper". This was a fun, simple design...But those pics and title have impact!
I used photos that I have be playing with for a long time. Nothing never seemed to go for me. Once I pulled out the Primary colors from scraps I was working with and grouped my photo collage style I got it! This are pictures of my daughter outside helping my husband put in our stone front walkway, back in NJ.

November 02, 2012

Hand-Cut Words:Kelly

I love the idea of your very own handwriting on layouts, however I did find this a good challenge for me since I have never created a title with my own handwriting. I first practiced on some scratch paper and then chose some textured cardstock which I wrote on the smooth side. I thought it might be fun to change up the colors too. I then grabbed my papers and came across a patterned paper with hearts that I fussy cut to use as embellishments. Lastly I added some twine and flags with a handwritten date. I hope this inspires you to create something crafty with your very own handwriting! :)

November 01, 2012

Hand-Cut Words Challenge:Groovy Deb♥

It's the start of a new month so I have challenged The Groovy Chicks to create layouts this month that have hand cut words. It is so easy to go and buy our favorite alphabet letters to use, or maybe cut them out on a Cricut, but I thought it would be fun to see hand writing in action across the pages! If you want to give this challenge a try just write a word or more if you are brave and cut it out to apply to your page. Here is mine:

I was "Looking Back" when journaling this layout so using "Back" was my choice of a hand-cut word. Give this a try, it is fun  to embrace your own handwriting, promise!

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