The Groove November 2007


The Groove

Digital Scrapbooking Inspiration – November 2007


In The Groove

“Real-Life Superstars” is this month’s theme, and we’re sure you’re gonna love it! Though the world seems to have gone haywire over “celebrities” lately, we know that the true superstars are the real, every day folks we know. They’re our children at piano recitals and sporting events, our tireless mothers and fathers, our loved ones bravely battling cancer, friends who volunteer to make the world a better place. Come to think of it, with all you do and all you are, YOU are a superstar, too!

This month’s freebie is from superstar Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store designer Michelle McCoy (below) Also, be sure to enter this month’s “star-studded” layout contest (below)!


Real-Life Superstars

Being a superstar can mean many things. We thought that these two layouts captured the “superstar” qualities that we all hope to have: bravery, courage, determination, and the ability to inspire others to be aware and to be strong when facing adversity. We encourage you to have a look at the entries (and read the accompanying stories) for the October 2007 Challenge hosted by knzus. We found these two layouts there (by knzus and evee, respectively), and many more celebrating “superstar” women and men.

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Digital Scrapbooking Tips

Groovy Tip #1: You can set the amount of time that elapses between slides when creating a Scrapbook MAX! slideshow. Just adjust the timer on the “Publish to Slideshow” dialog.

Groovy Tip#2: Want to view some stellar layouts? Check out The Groove’s pretigious Hall of Fame Gallery to view winning layouts from past Groove contests.

Scrapper Profile

Rosana B.

Rosana B.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Speaking of superstars…it’s time to get to know Rosana B. a little better! Rosana is a friend to all in our forums, one who regularly delights us with her gorgeous creations, and her generous spirit. (Check out some of her favorite layous below!)

Q- If we asked your friends to describe you, what would they say?
A- Hahahahaha! Fun question! Perhaps they would say amusing, and friendly with other people.

Q- How did you get involved with digital scrapbooking?
A- I searched for something that could express the things that I have in mind…I adore decoration…and I came across Scrapbook MAX!.

Q- Besides scrapbooking, what do you do for fun?
A- I love all kinds of art, and also to fish – I adore doing this!

Q- Who are the most special people in your life. Why?
A- These are my parents. They taught me to be worthy, a person of character, honorable and honest- I love them from the depths of my soul!

Q- Where do you find inspiration for your layouts?
A- I am an unconditional fan of nature, everything that I make is inspired by it – the colors, the landscapes!

Q- Do you have a signature color scheme or type of embellishment that you love to use?
A- I love to use blue, they say that it’s for luck!

Q-What’s your next scrapbook project?
A- I am thinking about creating a new project about my deceased husband, who died ten years ago. I would like to make something pretty.

Q- If you could be a celebrity for one day, who would you be and why?
A – Madre Tereza de Calcutá (i.e., Mother Teresa of Calcutta)! For her simplicity, love of others, her desire to help people, never feel hatred of nobody, and finally to have so much love in my heart!

Two of Rosana’s Favorite Layouts:

(Both template pages from “Sunflower Citrus #703″ by Deanne Gow-Smith):

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The Groove’s Monthly Freebie

Get into the spirit of snow with Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store designer Michelle McCoy’s adorable mini-kit (from “Snowman #6 Kit #972”)!

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Love Michelle’s mini-kit? Get the complete kit for only $5.00!

Creative Genius

Make Name Tags with Scrapbook MAX!


You know those little “plastic windows” in wallets, on suitcases, laptop bags, knapsacks, school binders, etc. for business and name tags? Why not have some fun and create your own personalized name cards with Scrapbook MAX!? You’ll always know which bag is yours when you see your name and your signature colors and embellishments! You can even add a photo of yourself! Just go to Page > Settings, and click on the size tab to make your page the perfect size for a tag, and let your imagination go wild! Hint… this is a great idea for the kids! Mark school supplies, camping gear, sports bags etc. with personalized Scrapbook MAX! name cards!

Contest: “Real-Life Superstars”

Real-life superstars are all around us – from kids hamming it up for the camera, to your neighbor who volunteers for the local soup kitchen. This month, we want to see your layout celebrating a real-life superstar that you know. Contest challenge: make sure you tell us why your layout subject is a “superstar” by either including a descriptive paragraph in journal text, or by writing a brief description when posting your layout in the gallery.

Three winning layouts will be published in the next issue of The Groove: 1st prize is a $20 gift certificate to the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store! 2 runners up will each receive an official Scrapbook MAX! mousepad.

To enter, publish your layout as a JPEG image using the ‘High Quality’ and ‘Web/Email’ options, and upload it to the contest page in the Scrapbook MAX! gallery. All entries will be available for viewing. Contest closes Wednesday, November 28 , 2007, 5:00pm (CST). ** Note: You must be a registered member of the Scrapbook MAX! forums to enter this contest. To register for free, click here.


First Place Winner in our “Go, Team!” Contest

Lisa S. : “Protecting the QB”


We were blown away by the excitement and action captured in Lisa S.’s winning layout. What a fabulous use of the “steely” blue team colors in the background!

Our runners-up!

We love the enthusiastic team spirit proudly displayed in medicangel310’s and Tracy M.’s layouts. (Coincidentally, there is a nod to Halloween and Christmas in the team colors – cool!)

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We Are the Champions by medicangel310 and School Spirit by Tracy M.


Superstar Layouts! Below, we’re sharing some awesome layouts to get you into the superstar mood. To the left, there’s “Cool Dude” by naugle1, a layout that shows off one adorable, extroverted personality! To the right, we’ve re-published a layout by Memories-R-Us from The Groove’s own Hall of Fame (i.e., past contest winners)- not only is it a super-stellar layout, but it celebrates a “star quality” mom. Get inspired!

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The Groove Wants YOU!

Have a Lois Lane complex? Put it to use by contributing to The Groove! We’re always looking for fresh ideas to make The Groove fun and exciting – just like our readers! Tips, musings, inspirations, ingenious scrapbook ideas – if you’ve got ‘em, we’d love to read ‘em! Email The Groove your bright ideas today! Contact us at [email protected]

Next Month in The Groove

The Groove celebrates “Vintage Memories”. Plus, look for November’s “Real-Life Superstars” contest winners!