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The Groove
08-01-2008, 12:15 PM
Welcome to The Groove's Monthly Freebie Challenge!

Hello from The Groove, Scrapbook MAX!'s *free* monthly newsletter. (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/thegroove/)

Each month, a featured designer will offer a great freebie mini-kit and issue a challenge based on that kit.

All you need to do is download the freebie, create a layout that steps up to the challenge, upload it to your gallery, and post a link to your layout in a reply to this thread!

There's MORE! Everyone gets the freebie, and a lucky, random participant will also receive an official Scrapbook MAX! mousepad. WOO-HOO!

Details about this month's freebie and challenge are below!

The “Freebie” Part!

Michelle McCoy has generously supplied a freebie mini-kit to all our Groove readers.

Here's how Michelle describes her kit:

I started putting this kit together to make layouts of my nephew...One thing led to the next, and I ended up with this cute theme instead. The colorful papers and spunky elements work great together for any child's page.

The “Challenge” Part!

Michelle has issued this challenge based on her freebie mini-kit:

Since the Groove's Theme this month is Crafts and Hobbies, use my free mini kit to whip together a layout of your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc...doing some type of craft or hobby. You must use pieces from my freebie.

Fun Freebie Rules:

1 - You can only use the mini kit (attached below) and add one embellishment or paper of your own (Changing the colors is ok).

Groove-y Tip: To find all of the pieces of Michelle's kit, remember to look under Embellishments, Papers, and Backgrounds!

2 - You can only use one photo.

3 - You can add journaling.

4 - You have to make your layout(s) using my template (also attached below)...Adding things to it is ok...(Look at the Template Before and Template After (Sample) screenshots below for inspiration)

5 - Most important, have fun!!!! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with...((HUGS))


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Be sure to check out the August 2008 issue of The Groove! You'll find more freebies, inspiration, and even an awesome discount on featured kits in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store!

Happy Scrapping!

Your Groove Editors,
Karin and Marnie :cool:

Not yet signed up for The Groove? Click here! (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/thegroove/)

wolvsie35
08-01-2008, 07:19 PM
*gets out dust broom and starts cleaning up the working area*

I am honored to be hosting the challenge this month for the Groove..I sure hope everyone has fun with this challenge...and can't wait to see what you all come up with...Any questions, please feel free to ask..I around here somewhere...<wink> Good luck everyone...:D

Scrappyfrog
08-02-2008, 03:30 AM
The challenge for me was learning to make the items in the template colorful! I learned a lot. Here is my lo (I only added the brad from Plum Pudding). What fun!
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2494/Arts-and-Crafts-000-Page-1.jpg

KPierce
08-02-2008, 05:24 AM
I recolored...great mini kit.

23637

wolvsie35
08-02-2008, 10:12 AM
These are great so far..Keep 'em coming..<wink>:D

miniscrapper
08-03-2008, 04:16 AM
Hi, This is my first attempt at a challenge, so hope I have got it right.

mh51
08-03-2008, 06:00 AM
Hi, This is my first attempt at a challenge, so hope I have got it right.

YEP..... you got it sooooooooooooooo right. Well done.

wolvsie35
08-03-2008, 07:29 AM
As Mary said, you did it right...and very cute too...Thanks for joining the challenge...Love what you did...:D

miniscrapper
08-03-2008, 09:36 AM
Thank you for your kind words. I really enjoyed the challenge.

MommaBird
08-03-2008, 11:19 AM
MiniScrapper, you did great! Here is my first for this challenge; added my handmade butterflies as additional embellishment.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/August-Challenge-1-000-Page-1.jpg

mariet
08-03-2008, 01:47 PM
I used the paper kit by Raspberry Road
Kit Bubbalious

nanwu
08-03-2008, 08:01 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/sbm-challenges-000-Page-1.jpg

here's mine...my daughter sent me this photo the other day and decided it was perfect for this challenge

wolvsie35
08-03-2008, 08:40 PM
You are all so speedy in getting pages done...WOW...:p It is so neat seeing the different ways one kit can be used..<wink> Thanks everyone for sharing your wonderful pages with me...and don't forget, there is no rule that you can't make more...(hint hint)...Besides, gives you more of a chance to be picked as the winner for a SBM mouse pad...So keep them coming...((HUGS)) :D

MommaBird
08-04-2008, 06:45 PM
Decided to use some paper I made with the original shapes to give it a different color.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Copy-of-August-Challenge-1-000-Page-1.jpg

Bekah_E
08-04-2008, 07:36 PM
fun challenge.. :) here's mine..

pickngrin
08-04-2008, 10:38 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Little_Chef-screenshot.jpg
This is my first Grooves challenge. I had a lot of fun with this! I did have to move the bottom embellishments around a little bit (you couldn't see his dough mound he was so proud of) lol!

twpclerk
08-04-2008, 10:59 PM
This is my try at this Challenge, hope this is what you were looking for Wolvsie!!


http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2247/twp_Aug_-Challenge.jpg

wolvsie35
08-05-2008, 07:42 AM
The pages are turning out great...WOW to everyone...<wink>

Mommabird, the colors are fantastic in that layout...

twpclerk...perfect layout

Bekah...I loved the blues, and adding a grey photo really set it off...

pickngrin...great layout, and it looked like he was having a super time...Think he would want to come over here and make me some? lol...

Thanks everyone for participating in this challenge so far..I love coming in here everyday to see all of them..Very inspiring..((HUGS)) P.S. Keep 'em coming...:D

twpclerk
08-05-2008, 07:54 AM
This is my 2nd layout for this Challenge, I used Primavera Promises Freebies by Grannyscraps, Bobby Bear's Safety Pin and rick rack from somewhere free!! Thanks Wolvsie for the great challenge.


http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2247/twp_Aug_-Challenge2.jpg

naugle1
08-05-2008, 09:09 AM
The kit I used was by Raspberry Roads and is called "Earth Day".

I loved finding out about the pencil lines. They are a great way to start when you are drawing a complete blank--which happens quite frequently with me!!

MommaBird
08-05-2008, 06:52 PM
The kit I used was by Raspberry Roads and is called "Earth Day".

I loved finding out about the pencil lines. They are a great way to start when you are drawing a complete blank--which happens quite frequently with me!!

I think you meant to post in the pencil lines posting, not Wolvsie's.

Liwayway
08-06-2008, 02:56 AM
Hello ladies this is my first time to do the Aug. Challenge LO. I am not sure if I did it right. http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/My-First-Aug-Challenge-000-Page-1.jpg http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/My-First-Aug-Challenge-001-Page-2.jpg

twpclerk
08-06-2008, 04:55 AM
Very nice layout. You did it right!!

MommaBird
08-06-2008, 07:02 AM
Hello ladies this is my first time to do the Aug. Challenge LO. I am not sure if I did it right.


What a cute baby; good job Liwayway!

Liwayway
08-06-2008, 11:45 AM
What a cute baby; good job Liwayway!

:D Oh thank goodness :D thank you tw and mommabird... Isn't she? I thought so too :D when I saw this picture I decided to put this as my first layout.

Liwayway
08-06-2008, 02:11 PM
Here's another layout i made for my Aug challenge. http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/another-aug-challenge-000-Page-1.jpg

pickngrin
08-06-2008, 06:09 PM
pickngrin...great layout, and it looked like he was having a super time...Think he would want to come over here and make me some? lol...

I am sure he would! LOL! But seriously, even if you don't like sweet potatoes, this recipe is awesome!!!!!!!!
I even ate them! And I HATE sweet potatoes!
Paula Deen's Sweet Potato Doughnuts~ I highly recommed Google-ing it!

wolvsie35
08-07-2008, 07:46 AM
Great pages again...I love popping in here and seeing them...Liwayway, you did it right and I like how you changed some of the things from the template...You all have such creativity...Thanks for participating in my challenge...and I hope you all have a super weekend...I have been busy getting ready for a garage sale...my house is in shambles...lol...I love garage sales...just hate having my own...<wink> I will be here periodically to check on your pages though....((HUGS))

Liwayway
08-07-2008, 02:47 PM
Great pages again...I love popping in here and seeing them...Liwayway, you did it right and I like how you changed some of the things from the template...You all have such creativity...Thanks for participating in my challenge...and I hope you all have a super weekend...I have been busy getting ready for a garage sale...my house is in shambles...lol...I love garage sales...just hate having my own...<wink> I will be here periodically to check on your pages though....((HUGS))

Thank you wolvsie :D Have a great weekend to you as well...and good luck on your garage sale ;)

bluevelvet
08-08-2008, 03:48 PM
This is a wonderful mini kit and template Michelle thanks so much for sharing I had fun making this one.....you can find it here http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=26820&cat=500&ppuser=5258

wolvsie35
08-14-2008, 08:56 AM
Ok, this is getting embarrassing...lol...I know more of you can get involved in this challenge...<wink>
Will you do it for free cookies? ;)

*sets tables with a plate of cookies and a fresh, hot cup of coffee for everyone who wants to sit down and create something...* :D

Liwayway
08-15-2008, 08:13 AM
Ok, this is getting embarrassing...lol...I know more of you can get involved in this challenge...<wink>
Will you do it for free cookies? ;)

*sets tables with a plate of cookies and a fresh, hot cup of coffee for everyone who wants to sit down and create something...* :D
sure wolvsie :D let me join you real quick and have some cookie with you :D hehehe...

gtravis54
08-18-2008, 10:27 PM
I have posted a layout for the August Challenge in the members gallery. It is gtravis. I am new at this, so please let me know if I did it right, and how I can show it with the rest of the layouts.
Thanks,
gtravis54:)

MommaBird
08-18-2008, 11:46 PM
I have posted a layout for the August Challenge in the members gallery. It is gtravis. I am new at this, so please let me know if I did it right, and how I can show it with the rest of the layouts.
Thanks,
gtravis54:)

Since it is allready posted, go over to the posting and copy the part that has img at the beginning and end (Cntl-c) and then open a thread here and hit cntl-v to paste in here.

wolvsie35
08-19-2008, 10:58 AM
I have posted a layout for the August Challenge in the members gallery. It is gtravis. I am new at this, so please let me know if I did it right, and how I can show it with the rest of the layouts.
Thanks,
gtravis54:)

Great job on your first challenge...I copied it here for everyone to see...((HUGS))
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/August-Template-Challenge-000-Page-1.jpg

gtravis54
08-20-2008, 01:04 PM
Thank you so much Wolvsie 35 ! It was so nice of you to move my layout. Also thanks to mommaBird for her help. I have a lot to learn!! Hugs to both of you!:)

PrincipledMom
08-21-2008, 10:53 PM
I know it's not the same as the template layout but I'm new to this program and learned a lot from playing with the elements. Thanks for the challenge!

gtravis54
08-22-2008, 12:06 PM
To Principled Mom. Your layout is very cute. I am also new to all of this, but there are a lot of nice people here that are willing to help us.
Hugs:)

gtravis54
08-22-2008, 12:32 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2504/Destinee_02-06.jpg

I hope this is the right url to my page. I can't seem to get the page to open, no matter what url I use. This is page 2 to my other layout.
Hugs:confused:

wolvsie35
08-24-2008, 07:16 PM
Great pages...It's ok to move things around..that's why they are templates...Something to help you get your juices flowing...<Wink> I hope you are all enjoying your *free cookies*...lol...Enjoying the pages girls...:D

gtravis54
08-24-2008, 07:29 PM
Thanks Wolvsie,
The cookies are awesome, nice and soft, just like I like them!!
Hugs, gtravis54

wolvsie35
08-29-2008, 09:01 AM
The month is almost over...I wanted to pop in here and thank everyone that got involved with my challenge..I sure had fun coming up with the idea...and good luck to the one that wins the SBM mousepad...Loved all your pages...I look forward to seeing more of your work...Have a great Labor Day Weekend..((HUGS))

naugle1
08-29-2008, 09:14 AM
The kit I used was by Raspberry Roads and is called "Earth Day".

I loved finding out about the pencil lines. They are a great way to start when you are drawing a complete blank--which happens quite frequently with me!!

I totally did the wrong challenge-I can be so scatterbrained! I will try to put the correct challenge together!

naugle1
08-29-2008, 10:13 AM
The kit I used was by Raspberry Roads and is called "Earth Day".

I loved finding out about the pencil lines. They are a great way to start when you are drawing a complete blank--which happens quite frequently with me!!


I totally did the wrong challenge-I can be so scatterbrained! I will try to put the correct challenge together!


http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=27463&cat=2236

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2236/August-Challenge-000-Page-1.jpg

Carena
08-30-2008, 12:17 AM
Here is mine - I'm so far behind with challenges etc. But at least it is still August. LOL

Credits: August Template Challenge
Kit: Bugs Delight by Carena's Designs

Available here:
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/digital-scrapbooking-kits/products/Bugs-Delight.html

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Sweet-as-Honey.jpg