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...
And here's a pic from last year at an 80's themed party...
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:
Julie Ranae http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com/