Saturday, December 17, 2011

The 80s are BACK!!


Hello all! Hope you are having fun hopping along on the Back to the 80s Birthday Blog Hop! If this is the first you've heard of it, go back to Emily (the birthday girl's) blog for all of the details!!

The 80s seem like such a long time ago, but also seem like just yesterday. My earliest memories are from the 80s...everything from the toys to the clothes stick out in my mind. The strange thing is, a lot of what I had, saw or experienced in the 80s are BACK! Guess I grew up in a pretty cool decade. :)

This is a picture of me from about 1985-ish.

Anyway, for my project I decided to scrap a picture that was taken of a friend and I back in 1985. I had just moved from Colorado to Arizona with my family and was going to be going to Disneyworld with my best friend from Colorado and her family. I flew - SOLO - from AZ to CO, then on to Florida with my friend and her family. The picture in my layout was taken at the airport in Denver before we left on our amazing adventure. The things that scream "HELLOOO 80s" in this picture are what my friend and I are holding: a Rainbow Brite doll complete with Sprite sidekick (me) and a Cabbage Patch Kid (my friend). Doesn't get more 80s than that, folks. :)


I used Echo Park's Little Girl line for this layout because the colors and patterns seemed very appropriate for a layout about the 80s. It was a very colorful decade, that's for sure.


I also decided to turn my picture into a polaroid-like picture as part of the throw-back theme.

I have to say, creating a layout to go with this picture was really fun. The memories of all of my 80s toys took me back to a happy place, which is something I needed after the last few days I've had.

Don't forget to post on all of the blogs along the hop because as Emily's post stated, there will be some FUN prizes given away! Have fun hopping!

The next stop on the hop is Heather!

Here's the blog line up in case you get lost along the way:

Emily
Lisa
Abby
Candace
Nicole
Julie Ranae
Stephanie
Tanya
Candace
Elizabeth
Angelica
Michelle
Erin
Sarah
Dawn
Kathy
Jeannie
Cristine <-- You are here!
Heather

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40 comments:

  1. That is a great layout and I love that you made your pic polaroid style! Great job!

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  2. Awww very cute! You must be about the same age as my daughter! Those were good times!


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  3. Very cute layout!! When that picture of you was taken i was only 2 months old!!
    kristan

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  4. Cute layout- The pictue of those puppies and you are adorable! :)Amy
    http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  5. super cute layout.

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  6. Super cute picture & layout :0)

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


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  8. You were so adorable, and the layout is very cute. river26[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. Adorable!!! Love the layout!!! need to do some of these from all my really old pics!!! Linda harris lsunflower58@aol.com

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  10. Adorable layout!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  11. Great layout.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  12. Great layout. I forgot all about the cabbage patch dolls.

    SMiles SHer
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  13. You've got a great tag line! I am also a novice, however, I find I cannot leave a website or crafting store without something that I "might" need. Luckily I found Authentique very early on my quest, so my Holiday Cards and cards for other occassions have been comprised of their brilliant cardstock.
    I like the way you start to explain your project (i.e. this is what is needed, etc.). I'll be back to see what you do next. Happy Holidays. Cheers.

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  14. Great layout! Really like the colors and the story.

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  15. Ahhh the cabbage patch era! What a wonderful page and how cute you were! Thanks for the fabulous flash back!

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  16. You were such an adorable little girl Cristine! Rainbow Brite was my fave for sure, I also had a ton of cabbage patch dolls! Everyone used to say I looked like a cabbage patch doll LOL!!! I <3 your layout! Thanks for celebrating with me today! :-)

    -Emily

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  17. I still have my cabbage patch doll (packed away in a box somewhere)! I loved all my 80's toys and our cartoons were the best!

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  18. Love the layout! So true, I played with My Little Pony, Cabbage Patch Kids and Barbies when I was younger and my 1 and 6 year old now does too!

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  19. Super duper cute! Love the polaroid!

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  20. Super fun page! I remember when the Cabbage Patch kids came out. That was the first time I had ever heard of people waiting in line for a toy and fighting over that toy.

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  21. What fun to scrapbook those old photos. Certainly lets you think of all the good times. TFS

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  22. 80s toys DID rock !!! I'm a child of the 80s so this hop was really fun! Thanks for sharing! :)
    - Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  23. Oh, What a Great Layout! Loved all of the 80s Toys! This is such a fun hop! I'm now following you. Merry Christmas! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
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  24. 1985 -- ah one year before I graduated college and got married. Was still living in Spain, my sisters were 7 and 4 -- wow so much time gone by so fast...great hop and lovly layout

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  25. Love you layout....so super cute :)

    Jenny
    jennykingham at att dot net

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  26. very nice lo... love the colors ...MERRY CHRISTMAS....:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  27. Cute LO. I remember the toys from the 80s, My son was a child of the 80s...He had alot of toys.
    Dawn RI
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  28. Love it Cristine!! I love how you made it look like a polaroid! I totally thought it was at first!
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  29. Loven' your 80's layout and love your photos!
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  30. The color scheme is awesome! Totally 80s!

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  31. Love it! I had a cabbage patch ... is a huge part of my childhood!
    Thanks for sharing
    Dawn
    designsthatdelight@gmail.com
    http://dawnsdesignsthatdelight.blogspot.com

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  32. Completely agree - 80s toys rocked! So fun that my daughters are playing with them, too. Great idea on the polaroid! Such a sweet layout.

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  33. LOVE the polaride look. At least I know i can try to add some of those photos to my scrap pages and make them look cool. or should i say awesome.

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  34. What an awesome 80's layout...love the polaroid photo...I remember when my mom had one of those and we were always amazed to watch the picture develop! Your fun, happy layout is just fabulous!

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  35. I love the Polaroid idea for a retro look. Great layout - thanks for the inspiration

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  36. I love the lay out and the pretty colors!

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  37. I'm finally getting the chance to hop along. Your layout is so cute! I'm so happy to be a part of this hop with you!

    Lisa
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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