Sunday, December 18, 2011

Back to the 80's

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner and
Emily's Back to the 80's Birthday Blog Hop!
In honor of her birthday, my very talented friend, Emily from Create Serendipity is hosting today's fabulous Back to the 80's Birthday Blog Hop!  So, before we get started just let me say Happy Birthday Emily, I hope you have a wonderful day!  What a fun way to celebrate your birthday!  Emily has a wonderful line-up of talented friends to help celebrate her birthday today!

If you came to my blog from Stephanie's at Sweet Steph Card Creations, you are in the right spot!  If you just stopped by for a visit and would like to start at the beginning of the hop so that you don't miss out on any of the fun (not to mention great prizes) you need to start at Emily's blog, Create Serendipity.
So, are you ready to get started with my project?  Crank up your boom box with some totally rad tunes, make sure your hair is in a side ponytail and you have on your LA Gears!  Here we go....
Last spring my granddaughter Emma had "Wacky Tacky Day" at school.  We had a lot of fun pulling out clothes and accessories that she could use for her outfit.  When we finished putting everything together and fixing her hair, I made the comment "You look like Cyndi Lauper!"  Of course my 6 year old granddaughter (a child of 2004) had no clue who Cyndi Lauper was!  Being her grandmother, it is my honor and duty to educate her on such was Google to the rescue!  After downloading several pictures of Cyndi in her wild clothes and pink hair, Emma was a fan!  While I was at it, I bought a few songs from itunes and without a doubt, Emma and I have a hand's down favorite Cyndi Lauper song.....
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun....

(click on photo to enlarge)

* This fun, hot pink, glittery cardstock is from the Femme' Fatale paper stack by Recollections.
* The neon green letters in the title are from the Cricut cartridge Birthday Bash 
* The glittery stars are cut from Cricut's Rock Princess cartridge.  I used lots of Martha Stewart glitter on the stars. I also cut two bottom layers so that I could use pop dots to lift the stars up from the cardstock and add some dimension to my layout.

* My sentiment mat is cut from the Spellbinders die Labels 11.  I cut two labels out of black cardstock.  Using VersaMark Ink, I stamped the background stamp Swirls from Pink By Design onto one layer of my black label.  I used a hot pink embossing powder and my heat gun to give the stamp a bright, shiny neon look. Then, using pop dots, I adhered the two black labels.
* I typed up my journaling onto white cardstock, cut it using the Spellbinders die and added it to my sentiment label.
* I love, love, love the boom box!  It's also cut from the Rock Princess cartridge. The speakers got a coat of black glitter and the antenna is covered with Glossy Accents.
* The musical notes are from Rock Princess "Heart Font".

  *For the second page, I used a larger die in the Labels 11 set and this time I used a neon green for the embossing.
* My version of the fabulous Miss Cyndi Lauper is also cut from Rock Princess.  I gave her pink hair a run through my Cuttlebug using the Divine Swirls folder.  I added lots of glitter to her jewelery and layers of pink and black tulle made a fabulous, swirly skirt and fun hair bow!

  But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

(Ok, sorry about caught up in the moment!)
So....that's my Back to the 80's totally rad scrapbook layout for you!  I want to thank our birthday girl, Emily for inviting me to be part of this hop today! I had so much fun putting this layout together and it was fun to take a little walk down memory lane and have my granddaughter join me!

You're next stop on the hop is my fabulously talented friend, Candace at Scrappin' Two Little Princesses and I know she has something wonderful in store for you! But, before you go, I do have an awesome gift for one lucky follower today!  How about the fabulous background stamp called Paisley from Pink By Design?  Two simple steps will get your name in the running for this fun stamp:
1.  Be a follower of my blog
2.  Leave a comment on this post
Nothing to it!  I'll chose a winner and post the winners name on December 21!

Ok...hop on over to Scrappin Two Little Princesses and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Until next time,


  1. Super fun layout! I love the 80's feel of everything!

  2. I love your layout, it is just too adorable. I love the title and the pink color, the cuts are just perfect. I love everything about it! Cindy Lauper was one of my favorite artists during the 80's. Thanks to your post, that song is stuck in my head, lol. What a fun hop for those of us who grew up during the 80's. I love all of your creations and the inspiration you continue to provide!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

  3. Your layout totally rocks!!! I love it!!


  4. Oh I love the Girls Just Want to Have Fun Layout! I loved that song so much! Ahd the True Colors! I had forgotten about that great song! What fantastic projects! I love them! Hi I am a new follower, come follow me back if you get the chance!

  5. Very cool Layout!! I love this song!! I am already a follower, thanks for the chance to win!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  6. Fun getting to see a layout on the hop! This is great!

  7. This is a GREAT layout! I remember this song well!! :)Amy

  8. I love the layout! Too cute
    I am a new follower of your blot
    Crystal3537 at gmail dot com

  9. I love your layout and who doesn't love Cyndi Lauper!!! TFS


  10. "totally RAD" project, Dude! I love it and the '80's!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! I am a new follower (but old time subscriber to your blog).
    Debbie Chapman

  11. So cute! Your grandaughter is lucky to have such a fun grandma. river26[at]gmail[dot]com

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


  13. Totally rad layout! My teen years were spent in the 80s and I loved it! And my oldest daughter loves dressing up for 80s day at school.

  14. Love the layout and the songs!!!!! Linda Harris

  15. Very fun layout! I am a follower!

    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

  16. Tanya, what a fantastic layout. Love the girl with pink hair. Your granddaughters photos are adorable.

    Smiles Sher

  17. Love your layout. I am a follower of your blog.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  18. This is so cute Tanya! I love Emma's pictures! They go great with this layout! Thanks for celebrating with me today! :-)


  19. Tanya... I am sooooo in love with this layout! Sooooo going to copy this amazing layout!

  20. This is such an awesome page! Great job on the Cyndi! She looks fabulous!

  21. Love your layout! I've been wanting that cartridge... Now I'm definately going to get it!

  22. love this layout Tanya!!!! And it's awesome how we had similar 80s inspiration - great minds think alike!!! :) PS - Still loving your blog makeover!!


  23. Fun layout! I love the bow and skirt you made with the tulle! I'm a new follower.

  24. This is fabulous! I love the layouts and the tool on your little rocker girls skirt!

  25. Great Layout !!! Really depicts the 80's
    became a follower today.

  26. Such a cute lay out. I do have a girly girl and this would be perfect! Thanks for ideas and the chance to win

  27. Love your layout!! It is awesome!!! The colors are fantastic! :)

  28. Oh, I Love your Layout! Girls just wants to have Fun is my favorite Cyndi Lauper song to. This Hop is so Fun! Brings back so many Memories. I'm already a follower of yours. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Merry Christmas to you and your family. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  29. What a fun layout Tanya! I'm a child of the 80s so this hop was really fun! Thanks for sharing! :)
    - Suzanne

  30. FANTASTIC LAYOUT!!!! I love the True Color Dancing girl. that was one of my absolute fav songs.
    great job.

  31. Great LO. So cool.
    How did I ever forget Cyndi Lauper???
    Back flash.
    Dawn RI

  32. Love your awesome layout! So super cute!!!! Already a follower :)

    jennykingham at att dot net

  33. Soooo cute! I love that song!
    Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  34. great layout.. adorable little subject ...MERRY CHRISTMAS....:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  35. What a fun layout. Girls do wanna have fun! I love how you embossed the rocker's hair...looks great! Emma is such a cutie! Thanks for sharing with us!

  36. totally love the layout!!!

  37. Very sweet layout for a cutie patootie!!!

  38. What a fun layout! Thanks for bringing back memories! 80's was so fun!

  39. LOVE LOVE LOVE your LO!! Totally Awesome!! :)
    Laura :)

  40. This is a fantastic layout! Thanks for sharing.

  41. Oh my goodness, that layout is marvelous! What a treasure. Merry Christmas, my friend. I thank you for your blogging friendship - it means so much. Wishing you a bright and happy New Year.

  42. You caught the "true colors" of cindy lauper in that page. As well as your adorable little girl!

  43. I haven't heard that song in ages! Thanks for the flashback

  44. Love that song! Thanks for the chance to win! Posted by Heather W.

  45. OMG! This is a BRILLIANT LO! Holy Cow!!!

  46. I'm finally getting the chance to hop along, and OMGoodness, Tanya! This is SOOOOO adorable! I love it! I'm so happy to be a part of this hop with you!


  47. Oh my goodness! What a "FUN" layout! Awesome job and I just love the touch of the tulle....Great job!!! :)


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