Christmas Scrapbooking Challenges and Freebies!

The Scrapbook MAX! community is always hopping when it comes to contests and challenges, and December 2012 is no exception! This month, we have several Christmas and Holiday themed challenges underway, with BEAUTIFUL Christmas scrapbooking freebie kits! Check out the Challenges and Contests Forum for more details, and to get inspired to scrap your Christmas memories.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The Groove December 2011

Wickel - Country Christmas

In the Groove

‘Tis the season once more, and we have some lovely Christmas and holiday themed layouts to get you in the festive mood. We begin with a fantastic layout from Wickel above! We love the rich cranberry-red color, the simple, clean lines, and of course the adorable photo! Look for more holiday layouts throughout this issue!

Looking for Christmas content? Then do read on for details about the all-new Christmas Cheer Expansion pack, and an *awesome* sale price during December. If you enjoyed last year’s Christmas Wishes pack, you’ll love the new Christmas Cheer!

Our Christmas issue would not be complete without a Christmas Challenge and Freebie. Thank you to Sandrine Boarqueiro-Verdun for a ‘North pole’ inspired freebie challenge! Details below.

NEW FOR 2011! Christmas Cheer Expansion Pack

NEW for 2011, the Christmas Cheer Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 is here! You’ll fall in love with this bright, joyful set of digital kits and templates, all new for 2011! Sold separately, you would pay over $100 for everything included. But during the month of December 2011, you can get it for the special introductory price of only $14.95 US by using the link below!

Click here to learn more, and to find the Buy Now button to get this fantastic price!

Christmas Cheer includes ten premium digital scrapbooking kits and 44 unique template pages. Themes such as Christmas Toys, Music, Holiday Cards, Country Christmas, and Christmas Treats make this pack ideal for all your Christmas scrapbooks, and the perfect companion to our Christmas Wishes Expansion Pack! Offer ends December 31, 2011 – so be sure to hurry!

Sample Layouts Made with New “Christmas Cheer” Pack

Here are three layouts to give you a taste of what’s included in the Christmas Cheer Expansion Pack.

Made with Katie Castillo’s “Merry and Bright Template”.

Merry and Bright Layout

Made with Fiona Storey’s “Gingerbread Fun Template”.

Gingerbread Fun Layout

Made with Steve Russell’s “Country Christmas Template”.

Country Christmas Layout

Made with Siobhan Kite’s “Christmas Toys Template”.

Christmas Toys Layout

Some more super-fun and festive kits that are included:

Michelle McCoy - Holiday Peeps

Sandrine Boarqueiro-Verdun - Sucreries de Noel

…and more! (click here to see everything included in Christmas Cheer!)

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

Reindeer Village Freebie

Each month, a designer offers a great freebie mini-kit and issues a challenge. All you need to do is download the freebie, create a layout that steps up to the challenge, upload it to the Groove challenge category in the gallery, and post a link to your layout in a reply to the challenge thread!

This month, Scrapbook MAX! kit designer Sandrine Boarqueiro-Verdun is offering you an icy blue reindeer themed set for your holiday pics! For all of the details please check out the challenge thread here.

December 2011 Featured Kits

Looking for kits with Sandrine’s signature style? Here’s a few for your list, all found in our Featured Content section of the store! You can save 10% off these four featured kits by typing in the coupon code DEC-SAB at checkout. Offer is valid on new orders only in the Featured Content section – expires December 31, 2011.

Noel Rouge et Blanc Template

Sweet Summertime Embellishments

Witches Brew Set 2 Template

Halloween Stripes Kit

Christmas “Surprise!”

Can you find what’s hidden in this terrific layout? Thanks to makeyesup for a red and white layout that make us think “peppermint twist”. And what a great story in the journaling!

makeyesup- hidden

* * Merry Christmas to all from The Groove – see you in 2012!* *

The Groove November 2011

In the Groove

The sun is golden and the air is crisp -there’s something special about the great outdoors at this time of year! This month, The Groove is helping you to jump into autumn as though it is a great big pile of leaves!

First, we have some great featured layouts from our gallery showing off some fun in the fresh fall air – like lindaathome’s spirited layout above!

Next, we have details about an all-new Thanksgiving Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 – read on to learn how you can get over $100 worth of Thanksgiving and fall-themed digital scrapbooking content for only $14.95!! (details below!).

Last but not certainly least, we have a GORGEOUS freebie kit and challenge from designer Carena Scott – that and more layouts and kit showpages to get you inspired to scrap the season!

NEW! Family Thanksgiving “Mega” Expansion Pack

Introducing the NEW! Family Thanksgiving Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. This is a richly colored and versatile collection of Thanksgiving and fall-themed digital scrapbooking kits and coordinating templates. Sold separately, you would pay over $100 for everything included. But during the month of November 2011, you can get it for the special introductory price of only $14.95 US by using the link below!

Click here to learn more, and to find the Buy Now button to get this fantastic price!

Family Thanksgiving includes ten premium digital scrapbooking kits and 44 unique template pages. Themes such as Harvest, Family Album, Travel, Thanksgiving Cards, and Fall Country make this collection a must-have for scrapping family, friends, and autumn moments. Offer ends November 30, 2011 – so be sure to hurry!

Special introductory pricing ends November 30, 2011. Use the special link to get this discount. Applies to new orders only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Family Thanksgiving requires Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software.

**See Sample Layouts Below Using the NEW Family Thanksgiving Expansion Pack!**

From Katie Castillo’s “Autumn Burst” (Family Thanksgiving Expansion Pack):

From Michelle McCoy’s “Harvest” (Family Thanksgiving Expansion Pack):

From Fiona Storey’s “Its All Relative” (Family Thanksgiving Expansion Pack):

SALE ON THE HALLOWEEN FUN EXPANSION PACK – EXTENDED UNTIL NOV. 5, 2011!

Did you miss out on our introductory offer for “Halloween Fun”? There’s still time to save! We’ve carried over our spook-tacular introductory offer on this Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 expansion pack until midnight, November 5, 2011!

Grab it now and scrap all your Halloween memories. With over $100 worth of digital scrapbooking goodies, the $14.95 sale price is too good of a ‘treat’ to miss!

Click here to learn more, and to find the Buy Now button to get this fantastic price!

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

Each month, a designer offers a great freebie mini-kit and issues a challenge. All you need to do is download the freebie, create a layout that steps up to the challenge, upload it to the Groove challenge category in the gallery, and post a link to your layout in a reply to the challenge thread!

This month, Scrapbook MAX! kit designer Carena Scott is offering you a dreamy set of elements for creating dazzling layouts. For all of the details please check out the November 2011 freebie challenge thread here.

November 2011 Featured Kits

Looking for kits with Carena’s signature style? Here’s a few for your list, all found in our Featured Content section of the store! You can save 10% off these four featured kits by typing in the coupon code NOV-CSC at checkout. Offer is valid on new orders only in the Featured Content section – expires November 30, 2011.

A Dream Comes True

Paper Shapes Vol. 2

Golden Forest

Once Upon A Time

Playing Through the Seasons

Here are two amazing layouts by Scrapbook MAX! community members. Daydreamer captures the spirit of those golden days of autumn with neutral colors and rustic embies. Victoria64 invites us to embrace the frosty chill of winter by featuring a hockey game cast against icy blues, and warmed up by balsam greens. Beautiful work, ladies – and you can see the joy on everyone’s faces!

Fall

Winter Hockey

Look for the next issue of The Groove on December 1, 2011!

The Groove October 2011

In the Groove

Halloween-tanni

It’s the not-so-spooky month of October! Not-so-spooky because of all the candy and chocolate – and also because we’re going to tell you how to get over $100 worth of Halloween-themed digital scrapbooking content for only $14.95!! (details below!).

Throughout this issue, enjoy layouts to inspire your own Halloween creations from Scrapbook MAX! community members (like tanni’s great layout above, from The Groove challenge archives!). We’re also featuring sample layouts to show off just some of the amazing templates you’ll find in our brand new Halloween Expansion Pack (more exciting info below)! Want more for your “Trick or Treat” scrapbooking bag? How about a delightful freebie and challenge from designer Kirsten Smit, and a discount offer on some of Kirsten’s pretty and hip designs. Don’t miss this issue!

NEW! Halloween Fun “Mega” Expansion Pack

Introducing the NEW! Halloween Fun Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. Chock full of pumpkins, treats, and beyond (princesses, pirates, autumn themes – more!) this is a stunning collection of Halloween-themed digital scrapbooking kits and coordinating templates. Sold separately, you would pay over $100 for everything included. But during the month of October 2011, you can get it for the special introductory price of only $14.95 US by using the link below!

Click here to learn more, and to find the Buy Now button to get this fantastic price!

Halloween Fun includes ten premium digital scrapbooking kits and coordinating template sets. It’s SUPER SWEET for scrapping all things Halloween – parties, trick or treating, Halloween games, school events, costumes…Plus we’ve packed this collection with so many classic styles, themes, and colours, we’re sure you’ll use this pack all year long (think birthday parties, hayrides, trips to the country, jumping in autumn leaves – and more!). Offer ends October 31, 2011 – so be sure to hurry!

Special introductory pricing ends October 31, 2011. Use the special link to get this discount. Applies to new orders only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Halloween Fun requires Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software.

Rattlin’ Bones

Cute Skeleton

Who can resist a skeleton with such an adorable smile? We had so much fun digging through the gallery archives to look at past Halloween layouts, and this was one of our favorites! Isn’t this charming? Nice work, lemonade6363!

Sample Layouts from Halloween Fun Expansion Pack

Below are four sample layouts from our new Halloween Fun Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. To see everything that you get with this “spooky” and versatile pack, check out our What’s Included Page.

Use Halloween Fun to scrap traditional Halloween pages, like trick or treating, costume dress up, and jack-o-lantern carving!

From Michelle McCoy’s “Alpha Frenzy” :

From Steve Russell’s “Pumpkin Patch”:

For more traditional Halloween layout possibilities, check out our super cute “Halloween Yummies”, “Trick or Treat”, and “Twoo Whit Twoo Woo” themes!

You can also scrap fall themed pages with Halloween Fun, with or without a nod to October 31st!

From Fiona Storey’s “Oatmeal Hue”:

For another versatile autumn theme, check out the elegant “Autumn Air”

Use Halloween Fun all year round whenever fun and fantasy come into play!

From Siobhan Kite’s “Princess”:

For more fun and games, we also have an enchanted fairy theme and a swash-buckling pirate theme!

See everything you get in Halloween Fun here!

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

Heartlace-Kirsten Smit

Each month, a designer offers a great freebie mini-kit and issues a challenge. All you need to do is download the freebie, create a layout that steps up to the challenge, upload it to the Groove challenge category in the gallery, and post a link to your layout in a reply to the challenge thread!

This month, Scrapbook MAX! kit designer Kirsten Smit is offering you a lovely, lacy heart-themed kit. You’ll be challenged to make two layouts about the people you love (and one of those people is YOU!). For all of the details please check out the October 2011 freebie challenge thread here.

October 2011 Featured Kits

Looking for kits with Kirsten’s signature style? Here’s a few for your list, all found in our Featured Content section of the store! You can save 10% off these four featured kits by typing in the coupon code KSM-OCT at checkout.

WORTH

Sari Market

Lush

Magic Metal

EEK! A Spider!

Here’s a final layout to end our not-spooky issue of The Groove. Okay – maybe it’s a bit spooky, but it’s kind of cool, too! Great photo, and lovely Halloween-themed layout, MaggieMae. Happy Halloween!

Spider-MaggieMae

Look for the next issue of The Groove on November 1, 2011!