Emily's Back to the 80's Birthday Blog Hop!

Hey everyone! Welcome to my fabulous 80's themed Birthday blog hop! If you've stopped by my blog today to hop, you're in for a treat! This is the beginning of the hop so make sure you make a stop at every blog because this hop is chalked full of talent!

This hop was organized by me to celebrate my birthday as well as my very last year in my 20's sniff! I figured what better way to celebrate than to take things way back to the era that I was born in! I sit here typing this post while rockin' out to some old school New Kids on the Block, one of my fondest memories of growing up in the 80's! :-) I was born on December 18, 1982, making me 29 years old today. Sometimes I feel like my childhood was sooo long ago, but then I start making projects like this and looking at old photos and it all just comes back to me like it was yesterday! ♥

So before we got hoping, I just wanted to share a little picture of me that I found from waaaay back in the 80's...
Yep, that's me & my mom back in the day!

And here's a pic from last year at an 80's themed party...
Totally tubular, huh? (And I really don't ever remember saying tubular back then! lol)

For my project I wanted to make a paper bag album. When I first got into scrapbooking, the first project I tried besides a layout and a card was a paper bag album. I fell in love and have been making them ever since! I haven't decided what I want to do with this album yet... I might stick it in my etsy shop, or I might just keep it for myself!

I used my new Silhouette Cameo with lots of various 80's svg files on this album. I was soooo excited when I found them! I also dug through my papers and found a line by Junkitz that went very well with the theme!

I added some page pull outs to the little pockets in the paper bags. For the photo mats, I wanted to give them a poloroid photo look. I look through a lot of my old pictures and I have quite a few on poloroids! I know, mine are kind of backwards, but I like how they look :-) I also stamped a different 80's sentiment on each one with the I Love The 80's stamp set by Pink by Design.

I really am happy with how this album turned out! I kept adding and adding and adding to it until it was just right! I hope you all were inspired and taken back a few decades with all of my retro 80's memorabilia and sayings in my little album! :-)

Who wants some BLOG CANDY??? A lot of the fabulous people in this hop have donated blog candy for you to win! All you have to do is make sure you hop through the entire hop and leave a comment on each blog to be eligible! We will give you until Tuesday December 20 to hop and comment (I know, it's a pretty large hop) and announce the winners on Wednesday December 21. You will have a chance at each of the following prizes, so there will be different winners!

Sarah from Pink by Design has donated an I Love the 80's stamp set:

Nicole from Sweet Stamp Shop has donated an Old School Rock stamp set as well as 3 80's colored Copic Markers (YG06 FV2 BG13):

Angelica from Market Street Stamps has donated a Computer Cutie stamp set:

Jeannie has donated an 80's colored embellishment pack:

Julie Ranae has donated a sampler pack of The Twinery's new colors:

Heather has donated this awesome prize pack:

Kathy has donated a Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge:

And I am offering an 80's theme DIY Paper bag album kit.... I will post photos of it later today :-)

Also, there are a lot of others offering blog candy that isn't listed here, so make sure you hop all the way through to win! Please leave a *UNIQUE* comment on each blog, all of my talented crafty friends have worked very hard on this hop to make it super fun for you all today!

Blog Hop Lineup:
Emily: http://www.createserendipity.net
Lisa: http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
Abby: http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/
Candace: http://www.papercraftsbycandace.blogspot.com
Nicole http://sweetstampshop.blogspot.com
Julie Ranae http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com/
Stephanie http://www.sweetstephcardcreations.blogspot.com/
Tanya http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com/
Candace http://www.scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com
Elizabeth http://www.217creations.com
Angelica http://www.handmadebyangelica.com
Michelle http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com/
Erin http://www.erinleecreative.com
Sarah http://www.pinkcricut.com
Dawn http://www.designsthatdelight.com
Kathy http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.com
Jeannie http://polkacabana.wordpress.com/
Cristine http://onescrappynovice.blogspot.com/
Heather http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/


Designs that Delight said...

This turned out adorable Emily!
Happy Birthday!


smyiow said...

This is the raddest mini ever! It just screams 80's and I love it!!


Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Happy BIRTHDAY Emily and your project? Oh my goodness, what a totally awesome project! You are amazing to just whip that baby up!

Amanda said...

Luv the album~so radi-cool~lol! The colors & 80's icons r fabulous! U always & I mean always make the cutest darn paper bag & toilet paper roll mini's;) Thanx 4 inviting me 2 this hop & 4 sharing your wonderfully inspiring project! Awesome prizes as well! Happy Birthday! My b-day was the 15th, but I was born n '78. I remember the 80's 2' although I was a little hid & preteen thru most~I feel like I didn't get 2 experience it the way my older siblings did~lol! I would've luved 2 been a teenager or young adult n the mid-80's~how fun would that have been? I would've totally been a Punk Rock Chick~heehee! Again~thanx 4 this hop! Loyal follower/fan via google & on FB! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Jovan said...

Happy Birthday! I love your photo book so totally 80's! This hop is so AWESOME!

Sukie said...

Your photo book is totally hip! The 80's features are so cool. I was in high school and still love the music. My kids act like that was so long ago but some of the funky trends from the 80's are back! This blog hop is taking me down memory lane, thanks for the treat!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Kim Ricketts said...

This is amazing!!! Your album is amazing!! Happy Birthday Emily!!!

Kim :)

My Scrap Diary said...

Great mini album!!, love the mrs pacman on the cover. I say keep it :)
Have a Tubular Birthday!!
Jess M :)

Michelle said...

Adorable album !!! love it and loved playing pac-man...lol thanks for havin me in the hop. Hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday !!!!


Thienly Azim said...

That is such a fun album! Love all the little details! 80's was fun, wasn't it?

Chriss America Real said...

Wow Emily! All of the times that I talked to you I never realized you were sooo young! You are young enough to be my daughter! Have a wonderful birthday and many, many more of them!


Miriam Prantner said...

What a great album! Love the Ms Pacman on the front, all the colors, and the pages (thanks for letting us see them all!) Can't wait to hop!


Well First off Happy Birthday!! Secondly i love the paper bag album it is so cool and funky!! i look forward to seeing what everyone else made!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for tha chance to win! This paper bag album is amazing!!

Amy said...

What a fun idea for a hop! Your album is awesome- I forgot about MS. Pac Man- cute ideas for all of the pages!!! :)Amy

Jazmin said...

I really like the way that your paper album came out - it definitly screams 80's!!!

Jazzy (a fellow 80's baby)

Dana's Crafty Corner said...

oh my gosh, I just LOVE your 80's mini album!!!! Happy Birthday Emily!!!


ScrappyHeartz said...

Love the album! Where in southern Ohio are you? I am in Columbus!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Debbie Chapman

Tracy said...

Your mini album is amazing! Have a Happy Birthday!

owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

Crafting Teacher said...

Happy Birthday Emily and thanks for sponsoring this blog hop. Your Album is "totaly rad".


Chelsea R said...

Happy Birthday from a fellow child of the 80s! river26[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

This so cute. LOve it!!

Cathie w said...

Like OMG...this is an awesome hop idea...love love love you project!!!


Kathy said...

LOVE this paper bag mini! It's so rad and I just love evrything about it!
Happy Birthday!!!

Linda Harris said...

Happy Birthday Emily!!! Congrats ON the win of your mini album also!!! You are the queen of Mini albums!!! They Rock !!! Linda Harris lsunflower58@aol.com

ShersL84bed said...

I LOVE your 80's album. The flourescent colors are perfect for the 80's. I remember having a bright purple ocean pacific windbreaker. Everything on your album brought back memories for me. I was a teen in the 80's so I adore your project. Great job. I laughed when I saw the photo of your 80's party. The blue eye shadow especially. Everyone wore blue eye shadow.

Smiles Sher

Cyndi S said...

Great album. Love the bright colors that you used.
cstephenson at q dot com

Dottie =) said...

I'm a product of the 80's too!! Unfortunately I left my 20's this year, but celebrated with an 80's party and a friend and I went to a new kids on the block concert! I love the paper bag album it's super cute! :)

Sarah said...

This makes me wanna dig out some leg warmers and allllll sorts of neon clothes! Well I'm off to put my hair in a side pony! Love the paper bag album :)

Kimberly Hayden said...

I would love to try and see if I could blog hop. :) I love the ideas!

Christine said...

Your 80's paper bag album is rad!! Happy Birthday - I hope you have a great celebration!

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

I'm all done with the hop, what great projects from EVERYONE! Happy Birthday and thanks for letting us be part of it! PM your addy and I will send you my cards!
~Jeannie aka The Polka Cabana

Stampin2day said...

That pac man is just to to cute! Wonderful album!

Melinda said...

Cute album-love the pacman and the cassette tape! LOL, my cousin and I were reminiscing about the cassettes last night and how much things have changed...well, for the better, but, things were a lot different "back in the days" as my 6yr old would say!


Penny said...

Very nice book. I love those paper bag books. TFS

Jeana said...

Like...totally awesome album! Love the Ms. Pacman! Happy Birthday!

Candace said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Love your mini!! So excited to hop through and see all the projects!!!


Bibi Barberi said...

Happy birthday! It is also my daughter's birthday but she is a lttle older than you since she was born in 1968! I hope this day is the very best for you and that this year brings you many blessings. This is only my second blog hop. Love your paperbag album. It is very reminencet of the 80's!

stampinscrapinT said...

What cute ideas!!!! This is my first blog hop. Very fun. Thanks for the chance to win

ckeller219 said...

Great album. Happy Birthday.

mamawcindy said...

I Love the 80s Theme blog hop! I feel really old seeing when you were born. Since I was born in the 60s. Love your Albun.I used to play pacman all of the time. Oh, The good old days! Thanks for Sharing the Photo's with us to. Merry Christmas to you and your Family! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Trisha said...

Wow, Emily!! I was not planning on doing this hop until I saw your amazing project. What an awesome album. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You album is so beautiful and fully reminds me of the 80's colors and vibe! Love the pack man, graphic art and design!!! Your attention to detail is just wonderful! Am truely ejoying your inspiring blog hop!

Ashley Nicole said...

I love the album. Everything about totally screams the 80s and I adore ms. packman. Have a fabulous bday.

Anonymous said...

sURE LIKE your paper bag album.Very much 80s themed. Totally wicked...
Dawn RI

Suzy said...

Love your mini album Emily! I'm a child of the 80s so this hop was really fun.. thanks for hostessing! Thanks for sharing! :)
- Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com:)

Lizscraps said...

well done with the album-- I was in college during the 80's and the PacMan theme brought memories back. nice:)

Heather said...

So fun! Wow! That album is fabulous!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jenny said...

Love your paper bag album!!! The colors are awesome :)
Thanks for such a great blog hop!

jennykingham at att dot net

Cheryl Leong said...

Love your project!!!!! TFS!!!!! Hope to win!

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

lindaplus3 said...

very 80s album ...MERRY CHRISTMAS....:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Sherry said...

awesome album! thanks for a chance to win some candy!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Awesome blog hop! REally enjoyed it! Have a wonderful Happy Birthday!!!

Rosie said...

omg i love your mini album!!! i love pac-man


Misty said...

Emily that album is gnarly dude!!!

tluiz said...

The book is cute. You were too young in the 80's to say tubular back then.

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Love your album!! It is "Totally Awesome"!!! I'm an 80's girl myself...LOVE the 80's!!! :)
Laura :)

marg0006 said...

Great abum . Thanks for the fun hop and a chance at all the wonderful giveaways.

Taryn@pinsandprincesses said...

Your paper bag album is like, totally cute. Totally! Makes me want a cameo even more. Thanks for the hop, and Happy Birthday!
btakscruggs at yahoo dot com

Taryn@pinsandprincesses said...

So I've just spent 1.5 hours hopping down memory lane. Had to come back and say thanks - found some great new bloggers, have some rad songs in my head to get me through the day. Hope your birthday is a cheerful as you made me!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE you mini albumn. So many memories are stired up just from loing at you emblies.

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Wow Emily! First of all Happy Birthday to you! I love the photo of you and your mom! I almost feel like I missed the 80's because I was so busy having my babies and then raising two little boys. But, I so remember watching MTV and all the latest songs and fashions...Your album brings back lots of those memories. My boys sooo loved Pac Man and I wonder how many cassettes I owned during the 80's?? Love your album and thank you again for letting me play along on your birthday!

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Crystal said...

I feel so old! I graduated high school in '83 & have very fond memories of the '80's. Your album is so adorable & takes me on a mind road trip! Girls just wanna have fun....& I still consider myself a girl--not an old woman. Thanks for sharing your creation...and happy birthday!

lauralee53 said...

Happy Birthday. I love the album and Ms. Pacman.

Misty said...

Super cool!!! Love your album. Happy Birthday!

2 peas in a pod said...

Happy Birthday! Love the paper bag book!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! What a great blog hop!

Just me... said...

Love your album! Thanks so much for letting me join the hop! It's been amazing! Happy Birthday to you little lady! Hugs!! N.

Heather W. said...

Happy birthday...what a great way to celebrate! And LOVE the mini album...it's, like, totaly rad;)

Lisa Norris said...

I'm finally getting a chance to hop...I hope you had an awesome birthday, Emily! This project is amazing! I love how you incorporated so many 80s images in your mini! So happy to be a part of your hop!


Unknown said...

Where did you find the svg files?

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