I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin.
I am a scrapbooker.
I have always been artistic, it just took me a while to find my outlet. I sew, needlepoint, and draw. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I have dabbled in scrapbooking since high school by adding memorabilia to my pictures, but something was still missing.
I found modern scrapbooking after our first daughter was born and I have not looked back. I really do hope that someday, my children look at my scrapbooks and really get who I am and how much I love them. Within the last few years, I've been introduced to mixed media and well, the world will never be the same.
My husband of 12 years and I have two sweet little girls, aged 9 and 3. They are funny, sassy, sometimes naughty, silly, gorgeous, loving, bright, often cheerful, diva-esque little princesses, and they are the lights of my life. I am lucky to be married to my best friend; I swear, I love him more every day. In real life, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but my true loves are all at home. :)
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Are you ready for a Groovy Blog Hop?

that's right, us groovy girls are doing a blog hop crop challenge. to sweeten the deal, our theme is the 80s! oh, the 80s!! hair, movies, music, fashion.
so here's how it works: if you've wandered over here, feel free to hop on over to Nik's Blog for your next blog hop crop stop. each groovy dt member is sponsoring her own challenge and prize, so you've got until june 14th to win all kinds of groovy goodness!
when i think back on the 80s, i remember most how MUCH of everything there was. hair was big, fashions were loud (and can you say big earrings?), music was extreme. it was the decade of excess! so i challenge you to go to extremes and use too much on your layout--let's see those puppies decked out to the max dude! the prize for my challenge will be a basic grey collection pack of your choice. link your layout here in my comments by june 14 to enter my random drawing, and don't forget to check out the other blogs in the blog train for even more prizes!
here's my sample layout:



15 comments:

AllAmy said...

Groovy Genie.
Here is my entrie with too much of lots of stuff but definately LOTs of pics. I do love excess.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa299/allamyred/scrapbook%20pages/Genie-Excess-BerryBestFriendStrawbe.jpg?t=1244173381

Amy

Lissa (aka The Untamed Scrapper) said...

Love your layout Genie! Here's my layout! You can see it on my blog in the 80's crop post as well!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Wt70TAQSFrE/SiguTrtrbeI/AAAAAAAABmc/mge3CAeo1uw/s1600-h/Susan%27s+BIrthday.jpg

Niki_Ray said...

OMG this is great I chose Bon Jovi too..Its posted on my blog for you to see :) I will be posting my excess

Marci said...

Here is one from!

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/43918/view/2180981/-1/0/1.html

Niki_Ray said...

http://www.fiskateers.com/community/photo/42866/

Ok Genie here is my LO for excess :) There are 3 total pics to get a good view :)

GMS said...

amy, love that lollipop flower :) what a great color scheme!
lissa, that wall hanging is gorgeous, such pretty flourishes.
marci, wow! you weren't kidding, that's a lot of stuff. LOVE IT! it's really pretty :)
niki ray, i can't see yours because i don't have a fiskateers account :(

keep 'em coming, i can't wait to see what everyone comes up with :)

Niki_Ray said...
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Niki_Ray said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28975401@N03/3598927783/

Ok here it is on flicker

Nikki Love said...

Loved your challenge!! Here's my take:

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/111072/view/2184521/-1/0/1.html

It has 16 brads :)

Charisma3103 said...

Genie the one I'm entering is from one week of Scraptathlon hun. Remember Bigger is better hehehe


http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/13651/view/2144987/-1/0/1.html


There are 22 black Rhinestones on this layout

Mardi said...

I am not usually this colorful, I definitely stepped out side of my box! Great challenge!
Here is my creation:
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/mardidavis/DSC03822.jpg
Great challenge!

Silvana said...

Hi Genie, thanks for the challenge...here is my entry
http://mimundo78.blogspot.com/2009/06/nadando-swimming-80s-blog-hop.html

charlottemd said...

Here is mine girly, thanks for a super fun challange. I used I think four or five companies. :0)

http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=273809&m=view&id=2188385&page=1&a=153193

Groovy Deborah said...

Genie oh Chickie of Excess I love your challenge and am entering this lo for you to see my love of it :) I have it added to my sbdotcom gallery for you to take a peek. You'be been LIKE TOTALLY RAD taking part in the blog hop :)
Deb♥
http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/170535/view/2191021/-1/0/1.html

Melissa W. said...

:D Here's my entry!

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/101158/view/2197039/-1/0/1.html