12.17.2011

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

What's up dudes? It's Erin here. Let's all dig out our legwarmers, side ponytails, hair crimpers and bangles and take a trip back to the 80s! I loved the 80s. Actually, I was born in 1980. So you could definitely say I was an 80s girl.

When I was brainstorming this project, I remembered one of my favorite things about the 80s - Michael Jackson. He was (and is still) a HUGE pop icon and transformed music with hits such as Thriller, Beat It and Don't Stop Til You Get Enough. Classics!
I decided to go with a mixed media canvas. I found this image online and used the trace feature on my Cameo to create a silhouette cut out of MJ himself. I did a LOT of paint splattering with crazy bright colors and lots of little trinkets. My favorite is the truly vintage Cabbage Patch Kids puffy sticker pulled from a VERY old collection. So much fun! This one might even go up in my craft room. All stamps used are from Unity Stamp Company, including the Embrace Your Funky Self sentiment. I think it fits perfectly. I went over everything with sparkle Mod Podge, of course!
For this hop, I'm giving away a Unity Stamp Company itty bitty! I love my itty bittys. This one happens to be one of my favorites - so I thought I would share one with one of my followers who comments on this post :)
So turn up the Michael Jackson music, moonwalk around and then hop on over to the next stop on the blog hop the talented Miss Sarah (aka Pink Cricut). Have fun! If you get lost, just start at Emily's Blog. Happy Birthday Emily!

46 comments:

smyiow said...

This hop makes me happy! Great card! The 80's rocked!

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Kristin said...

OMG! I love this, I would def hang it in my craft room if I were you! I remember that cabbage patch kid sticker I use to have one!

Pinkldycrafter:)

Jovan said...

WOW...this ROCKS! So totally 80's!

Kim Ricketts said...

this is totally awesome!!! I love this! It is a perfect reflection of the 80's!!

Kim :)

Jamie said...

Oh DANG!!! This is the most awesome thing I have ever seen!!! I am a huge MJ fan.. I saw This Is It 2x in the theatre had it on pre-order as soon as possible I even had the MJ the Experience xbox kinect game on pre-order too. I've loved him since I was little.. He'll always be the greatest ever! thanks for sharing.. I have to make something like this i mean how cool!!!
-jamie
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Chriss America Real said...

Wow! This is too cool!


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CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very cool project!! love all the 80's stuff you put on it!!
Kristan

Matthewsmommy said...

OMG! I love the Michael Jackson - Awesome job

Amy said...

Really cool project!! I think we all remember "Bad" and those cabbage patch dolls.... :)Amy
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Crystal said...

Awesome job!! This is amazing :0) Adorable card! I am a new follower!
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Newbie2crafting said...

OMG!!! I'm a huge Michael Jackson fan and I LOVE THIS CARD!!!

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Scrappy Heartz said...

totally bitchin'! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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Cathie w said...

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


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Chelsea said...

Micheal Jackson and cabbage patch kids together = hilarious. Great job :) river26[at]gmail[dot]com

Linda Harris said...

Wow that is an awesome card Erin!!! Ah yes Michael Jackson was huge!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

Tracy said...

Wow! You did an amazing job! The colors are awesome! I'm a new follower!

Tracy
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Cyndi S said...

All I can say is that your card is "Awesome". Fantastic job.
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Michelle said...

absolutely love it chickie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! takes me back! lol
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Miriam Prantner said...

What a neat project! Great job!

Emily said...

I really <3 this Erin! I would totally hang it in my craft room too! And where do you find sparkly mod podge? I need some!!! Now I think I need to attempt more canvas projects! This is awesome!!! Thanks for celebrating with me today! :-)

-Emily

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

What a fantastic project! I love what you did with this and loved your memories! Thanks for sharing!

Dawn, RI said...

I would say you definitly defined
the 80s. Right down to the small cassette your pic.
I was 20 in 1980 and thats my life in your project.
Nicely done.
Dawn RI

Dottie W. said...

That is totally rad! Great cabbage patch sticker too! :)
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Melinda said...

Love MJ and your card! Its what I remember of the 80s...even if I was still way young! :D

Jeana said...

Fantastic card! Love all the little symbols of the 80's that you included!

Sarah said...

LOVE this so much! It's so great. I would have never thought to do this--brilliant!

Penny said...

Absolutely beautiful canvas. Something Ihave been wanting to try.

TFS

mamawcindy said...

Oh, What an Amazing Card! I remember listening to Michael Jackson all of the time. This Hop is so Fun! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm already a follower of yours. Merry Christmas to you and your family. :0)
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Alvina said...

That card is super cool, my son would love one of those cards, he is a fan.

Suzy said...

Erin your canvas is fantastic. Love the cabbage patch kids logo! I'm a child of the 80s so this hop was really fun! Thanks for sharing! :)
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Lizscraps said...

that canvas is inspired! MJ and all the trimmings, well done from an 80's college student :)

Jenny said...

What a awesome card :) I love it!!!! So cool

Jenny
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lindaplus3 said...

great card .. i am so enjoying this hop ...MERRY CHRISTMAS....:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

This is awesome! I think I have that same cabbage patch sticker!
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jordanbev5 said...

Your project is waay awesome!! OMG! You rocked it!
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Rosie said...

I love this soooo much! This one is my favorite!

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Monica Flores said...

WOW!! This is truly amazing! I love every single thing about it! I'm an 80's baby to! Awesome!

Toodles

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Designs that Delight said...

This is a great card!
THanks for sharing.
Dawn
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flipflopmom said...

That is so adorable! Makes me smile. My daughter would love it too. I'm a new follower! Thanks for the giveaway, and the inspiration!

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Jennifer said...

love the card. you hit so many things that came to "life" in the 80's.

Tanya said...

Wow...this is just a fabulous representation of the 80's! I love the colors and all the fun elements from the 80's....totally rad!

Carmen said...

There is a lot of 80's in that card you did - great job! And thanks for the rememberances

2peasinapod said...

I think this is just lovely! Love the colors. The theme is a very good theme for this hop.

Amanda said...

Amazing card! Itt had so many icons that remind me of the 80's;) Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

lauralee53 said...

I just love your card. Thanks for sharing it.

Lisa said...

I'm finally getting the chance to hop along. This card is just amazing...I love all of the 80s stuff you added to it! WOW! I'm so happy to be a part of this hop with you!

Lisa
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