The Groove December 2009


A Christmas layout by shanave


In the Groove

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And in this issue, we’ve definitely included some things to make you happy.

First, we’ve turned the spotlight on the “results” of some of the awesome challenges hosted by Michelle, Carena, Donna and Esther in November. You’ll be amazed at the creative range possible with their kits and of course the magic of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0!.

Next, we’ve got a simply gorgeous Christmas-themed freebie kit for you to enjoy, from Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store designer Wendy Gibson. Take her fun challenge and get two chances to win a FREE copy of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 or the mega expansion pack of your choice (see full details below).

There’s also a 10% off discount coupon for this month’s featured kits, details about an amazing new Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 Wedding-themed mega pack “Forever Love” that’s just become available, and a whole lot of fun and merriment.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Wonderful New Year to you all!


This AND That!

Thanks to Esther Barry (a.k.a. Granny) for her spectacular Groove challenge last month. She challenged you to take her cool freebie items and use them in various creative ways, including playing with shape and color (super fun and easy to do in Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 – click here for a tutorial). What amazed us about this challenge was the HUGE variety of layout types that you came up with!

To show you what we mean, we selected two groove-y layouts from the challenge that are each lovely, but also super duper different from each other:


ValerieElaine – First Day Of School Layout


tanni  – Summer of ’59 Layout

Variety IS the spice of life – thanks, Granny and all challenge participants! (Check out the challenge gallery by clicking here to see more layouts!)

Congratulations to challenge winners shanave and (check back for winner #2  – TBA soon!), who each won a copy of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software or the mega pack of their choice. Woo-hoo!

From a Wonderful Weekly Challenge!

Michelle is rocking the weekly challenges lately, and we sure love her creative and generous spirit.  Here are a couple of stand-out layouts from her Week 4 challenge:



makeyesup – Color Matching Layout



syliva esther  – My Lucky Life Layout

Beautiful! Check out all the fabulous entries for  November’s Weekly Challenges in the Weekly Challenge Gallery.


Introducing the new “Forever Love” Expansion Pack



The new Forever Love mega expansion pack  for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 is the perfect complement for wedding, engagement, honeymoon, and bridal shower scrapbooks –  in fact, for any romantic themed scrapbook project! At the amazing price of only $29.95, you get over $195 worth of stunning content for your wedding scrapbook projects.
Whether you want to create an elegant mood with antique flourishes and classic colors, or are looking for sleek, contemporary themes, you’ll find it all in Forever Love. This expansion pack comes with:

 Add Forever Love to your Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 content collection today. Click here to get it today!

Note: All prices are listed in USA currency. You must own Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 in order to install the Forever Love Expansion Pack. It cannot be used with version 1.0 or with any other software.


Blinkie Bonanza!

As many of you discovered in November, Donna Thomas has a talent for making blinkies – cool, animated “tags” that can be used in forum signatures. Last month, Donna challenged you to come up with the concept, and then used her artistic talents to bring your very own personalized blinkie to life!

dillie1 described Donna’s blinkie challenge thread perfectly (and seasonally!)  as a “a Blinkie Xmas Tree”. We couldn’t agree more!

Since the blinkies are all so unique and so cool when they actually blink (lol), we invite you to check out this thread by clicking here  to see last month’s blinkie showcase. It’s kind of like taking a drive to see all the marvelous Christmas lights!

Thanks Donna and all of you blinkie dreamers! :) And congratulations goes out to twpclerk, challenge winner, who won a copy of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 or the mega pack of her choice. Way to go!

A Month of Marvels!

Yet another challenge was taking place during all this fun (can you believe it? It was an awesome month!), hosted by designer Carena Scott.
With such a lovely kit, participants had wonderful time making absolute ayout magic.

Here are two that caught our eye for being beautiful, but also for being so creatively and artistically different from one another!


 scrappyaggie48 – Gabrielle Layout


TheFreeSpirit- Molly Layout

Creativity in action! Check out  Carena’s full challenge gallery here to see what you and your Scrapbook MAX! friends dreamed up!

Check back soon to see who won Carena’s challenge!


 The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge



 The Freebie includes items from Wendy Gibson’s lovely Christmas-themed kit!

The Freebie

All this talk of challenges has made you eager for a new one, right? Well all you need to do is download Wendy Gibson’s awesome Christmas freebie kit, and get busy scrapping! Click here to find the freebie thread, where you can download your goodies.

The Challenge

Wendy’s Merry Christmas Challenge Is This:

Download the freebies, and make a Christmas-themed layout. (Fun, free and stress-free, too. Perfect for the holidays!)

Find the Challenge thread here.

The Prizes

Here’s some exciting news! Two participants in Wendy Gibson’s December 2009 Groove Challenge will be selected as winners. Each winner will get a free copy of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software + Life Is Beautiful mega expansion pack (or, if they already own the software, a choice of one mega expansion pack!).

Disclaimer: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited or taxed. Prizes must be accepted as awarded (no cash value). Electronic download delivery only. The decision of the moderator is final.


December 2009 Featured Kits

Looking for kits similar to this month’s fab freebie? Here’s a few for your list, and a coupon to use, too! Below are December’s four featured kits, all by Wendy Gibson. Be sure to use the coupon code WGI-DEC, to get 10% off your purchase. Simply add any of the four Featured Kits to your cart in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store until December 31, 2009, and type in the coupon code WGI-DEC, to receive your 10% off discount (be sure to type in the code WGI-DEC exactly as shown. Applies to new orders only).



 Wendy Gibson - Christmas Traditions Backgrounds Kit


Wendy Gibson – Christmas Mini Album Template



 Wendy Gibson – Christmas Traditions Embellishments Kit


Wendy Gibson – Birthday Bash Template


Looking for that perfect Christmas or Holiday themed kit for your scrapbook pages? We’ve got an amazing selection of festive kits and templates in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store. Be sure to “stop by” the online store as you check off your list…even if that means getting something nice for yourself!


A Christmas Pooch!


If this doggie face doesn’t make you melt, I’m not sure what will! Thanks, dillie1!


Have a fun, special and Merry Christmas!