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The Groove
10-01-2008, 10:52 AM
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!

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

The “Freebie” Part!

Diana Carmichael has generously supplied a freebie collection of lovely elements to all our Groove readers, that coordinate with her Kansas kit. Find the freebies attached below!

The “Challenge” Part!

Diana has issued this challenge based on her freebie collection:


• Using at least FOUR (4) items from the mini-kit, create a layout emphasizing something about where YOU live that means a lot to you and tells WHY.
• The name of the PLACE (STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY, etc.) where you live must be included on the page (you do NOT have to give the city unless you want to do your layout specifically for your own area).
• You may use any additional elements, papers, photos, etc. of your choice.
• Post your layout(s) in this thread.
• Have Fun!


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Be sure to check out the October 2008 issue of The Groove (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/newsletter/2008/10/the-groove-october-2008/).You'll find discounts, autumn scrapbook inspiration, and more!

Happy Scrapping!

Your Groove Editors,
Karin and Marnie :cool:

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pickngrin
10-01-2008, 03:53 PM
I live in Eastern NC. We used to live right on the beach, but now we live 10 minutes from it. The part of NC we live in is mostly a tourist town but you really can't tell that unless it is a major summer holiday weekend. Most of the people here are laid back and gentle kind of folk.

PS. You see the picture of the rocks with the water spray? THAT is one of the pictures I took during a hurricane we had. (You know the one that I almost ruined my camera for? Those are the same rocks I nearly busted my behind on, LOL)
The rest of the photos are stock photos. I couldn't find some of my pictures so I used stand in's. The sunset picture is where we used to live, in fact the main shrimp trawler that you see, is my ex boyfriends, hee hee.

pickngrin
10-01-2008, 04:04 PM
Here is another one I did awhile back. All of the photos are from a weekend trip to Ocracoke NC. It is a tiny little place barely recognized on a map.

pickngrin
10-01-2008, 05:12 PM
Basketball is a big tradition in North Carolina. Duke:D, NCSU and UNC at Chapel Hill :((yuck). We are BIG BIG BIG Duke fans which is part of where Cameron's name came from (Duke's home court is Cameron Indoor Stadium-Home of the Cameron Crazies). Wake Forest is also a big name team in NC, but they aren't part of the "Tobacco Road" gang.

knzus
10-01-2008, 11:04 PM
Diana has issued this challenge based on her freebie collection:

• Using at least FOUR (4) items from the mini-kit, create a layout emphasizing something about where YOU live that means a lot to you and tells WHY.
• The name of the PLACE (STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY, etc.) where you live must be included on the page (you do NOT have to give the city unless you want to do your layout specifically for your own area).
• You may use any additional elements, papers, photos, etc. of your choice.
• Post your layout(s) in this thread.
• Have Fun!

Okay, let's see if I followed my own instructions....LOL! Thought since I came up with the challenge, I should post my own using the 4 items from the mini-kit. :D

inkygoddess
10-02-2008, 06:07 AM
This is my first post. I'm still pretty new to digital scrapping but I love SBM! We're living out of the US for a year and digi scrapping seemed like the best way to take crafting supplies with me. Thanks for the freebies and inspiration!

MommaBird
10-02-2008, 08:20 AM
Great home state layouts. Really love yours Pic -- hits "close to home"!

vcwhite
10-02-2008, 11:37 AM
Here's my page. I used the mini-kit entirely.


http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=28529&cat=2547

RachellIowa
10-02-2008, 11:42 AM
this is what I feel keeping us here and coming back when we leave.
http://http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/oct_groove-screenshot.jpg

knzus
10-02-2008, 04:46 PM
These are awesome, ya'll! I have a feeling we're all going to come away with knowing more about our world... and where we all live. Great pages! You CAN do more than one if you want, so keep 'em comin' and tell us more! :D

pickngrin
10-02-2008, 08:07 PM
This is my first post. I'm still pretty new to digital scrapping but I love SBM! We're living out of the US for a year and digi scrapping seemed like the best way to take crafting supplies with me. Thanks for the freebies and inspiration!

Great job!!!

pickngrin
10-02-2008, 08:09 PM
Great home state layouts. Really love yours Pic -- hits "close to home"!

Next time your RV rolls within 50 or so miles from me, we should meet up!

pickngrin
10-02-2008, 08:11 PM
this is what I feel keeping us here and coming back when we leave.
http://http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/oct_groove-screenshot.jpg

This is great! It may be Iowa, but I have a feeling no matter where anyone lives, they can catch a glimpse of family love and hometown tradition from your layout, I know I did. Except for the weenie mobile, I have never seen one of those around here. We did have a giant roller skate car a long time ago that someone drove around.

nanwu
10-03-2008, 06:12 AM
okay here's mine.....don't really like Sydney that much...but at least I have a great view over the harbour and the sunsets are amazing. Won't be sad to say goodbye to Sydney on our next posting LOL

naugle1
10-03-2008, 09:00 AM
I grew up in the Potato Fields which I wouldn't trade for anything! I am now raising my family in the Capitol of Idaho. It is a great state to visit!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=28541&cat=2236

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2236/October-Challenge-000-Potato-Fields.jpg

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=28539&cat=2236

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2236/October-Challenge-001-Boise.jpg

Scrappyfrog
10-04-2008, 08:22 AM
Here's mine....Lancaster, CA...just one photo but it includes thousands of poppies! We also have an Astronaut Walk of Fame, National Soccer Center, Jet Hawks (Class A team for the Houston Astros), and lots of pretty neat people (around 132, 000). We also have 4 seasons (and we're only about 60 miles north of Los Angeles!).

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Lancaster_-CA-000-Page-1.jpg

Naugle, I have a friend that lives in Nampa, just outside of Boise!

O2BNGdHope
10-05-2008, 03:52 PM
This is a tiny village very near me. It's been known by several names over the centuries including Wizard Clip. It's said to have been haunted but a priest held mass and the strange happenings stopped. In gratitude the Catholic Church had property deeded to them which included the grave of the Unknown Stranger. This grave is situated along a path that winds through the woods and we visited it today so we could show you a little bit of the area around where I live. Nearly every home in the village has one of these triangular signs marking the occurences of the wizard clip. The funniest occurance the stories mention is that the heads of chickens would suddenly fall off. I can't help but laugh at this one, just trying to picture heads popping off all over town. Even the towns sign shows the "wizard" sitting in the corner using his shears and the half-moon shape that was cut into everything.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/week-9--If-I-could-fly-001-Oct-08-Groove-.jpg

sacannon
10-05-2008, 05:07 PM
These are all great so far. I haven't had a chance to do it. I will be leaving in a few days on vacation, been getting ready for that. If I don't get to it before I leave, I will try when I get back.

mh51
10-05-2008, 11:36 PM
These are all great so far. I haven't had a chance to do it. I will be leaving in a few days on vacation, been getting ready for that. If I don't get to it before I leave, I will try when I get back.

Hey friend, have a great time (where are you off to?)

mh51
10-05-2008, 11:37 PM
[QUOTE=Scrappyfrog;121896]Here's mine....Lancaster, CA...just one photo but it includes thousands of poppies! We also have an Astronaut Walk of Fame, National Soccer Center, Jet Hawks (Class A team for the Houston Astros), and lots of pretty neat people (around 132, 000). We also have 4 seasons (and we're only about 60 miles north of Los Angeles!).

Hey Scrappyfrog... I've been to Lancaster, Ca to visit with a friend ~ quite some years ago mind!!!
Don't you have lots of Joshua Trees there?

sacannon
10-06-2008, 06:23 AM
Hey friend, have a great time (where are you off to?)

Well, we originally were heading up to Lake Superior again, but the weather is calling for rain most of the time we were to be there, so now we think we are heading for the Bar Harbor Maine area. It will be a short visit, mostly driving since we only have a week to travel. We are getting so we don't like to leave the Mom's for long. Ron's sister is coming while we are gone, just in case something would happen. It puts our minds at ease a little, but we will only travel while she is here. My mom is always falling and needs help to get up. She has been lucky so far that she hasn't done more than bruise herself. Of course she continues to do things she shouldn't do! I guess I can't blame her. I wouldn't like to just sit around all day. Ron's mom has a pace maker and has little choking episodes if she isn't careful when she eats. So our little trips have gotten shorter (time wise) and not as often. We are the only ones here for both of them. I have one sister in Minnesota and one in Florida. Ron's sister lives in the Boston area. So it is just us.

Sorry, my answer got too long!

twpclerk
10-07-2008, 06:42 AM
We live in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio and my DH and I both grew up in the country. We love the outdoors and could never imagine living in town. The deer picture was taken down the road about a half mile and the rainbow picture was taken right outside our front door. The other two were taken in Salt Fork State Park on a hike and kayak day we all enjoyed when the children were home. Those two places are probably no more than 5 miles from our home.


http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2247/twp_Oct-Groove.jpg

sacannon
10-07-2008, 06:59 AM
I just brought the park up on the internet. It looks like a great park, my hubby and I will have to try that one for something different. We like to go to Hocking Hills periodically, so this would be a change. We live in town, but we like to take drives in the country side all the time! Thanks for the info and great layout!

knzus
10-07-2008, 01:08 PM
Wow, you guys are making such great pages using the mini-kit! And your areas of the country are so interesting!

Hey, all you folks out of the states, c'mon! We wanna see layouts made by you about where YOU live!

Note to all: It will probably be next week before I come back and check what everyone has done. Hubby has ACL surgery on Oct. 9 for his right knee... he had that total hip replacement back in May, ya know? Well, a few weeks later he got his feet tangled in his walker and, to save the hip, he made himself fall the other way. Unfortunately, that tore up his knee 'cause he landed smack on it... so he's been in pain all this time waiting for the okay (from medicaid, ugh) for the surgery. I will be busy the next few days with all of this and being with him at the hospital, then getting him situated at home. But I'll be back next week to catch up and see what ya'll have done!

twpclerk
10-07-2008, 01:49 PM
Wow, you guys are making such great pages using the mini-kit! And your areas of the country are so interesting!

Hey, all you folks out of the states, c'mon! We wanna see layouts made by you about where YOU live!

Note to all: It will probably be next week before I come back and check what everyone has done. Hubby has ACL surgery on Oct. 9 for his right knee... he had that total hip replacement back in May, ya know? Well, a few weeks later he got his feet tangled in his walker and, to save the hip, he made himself fall the other way. Unfortunately, that tore up his knee 'cause he landed smack on it... so he's been in pain all this time waiting for the okay (from medicaid, ugh) for the surgery. I will be busy the next few days with all of this and being with him at the hospital, then getting him situated at home. But I'll be back next week to catch up and see what ya'll have done!

Take good care of your hubby, he needs you more than we do...I guess?! lol Glad your hubby is getting his surgery.

wolvsie35
10-07-2008, 03:20 PM
These are all great so far..I swear I will get one done...<wink> Thanks for the mini...:D

LindaPete
10-09-2008, 12:48 PM
Here is my entry. I love in South Dakota and part of what I love about living here is the fabulous growing season, wide open spaces and fertile land. The picture is a part of my garden. Yes, it's HUGE. Anyone need any tomatoes? :)

knzus
10-15-2008, 04:36 PM
Awesome pages you guys! I feel like I've been traveling all over and seeing some great areas of our country! Keep 'em comin'!! :D

knzus
10-21-2008, 03:35 PM
Only a few more days to get your layouts posted here using the mini-kit! Hey - someone across the pond - we wanna see YOUR areas, too! ;)

Tiffanys Scraps
10-22-2008, 04:19 AM
I did one . Spokane is about 60 miles from us. I did do some of my growing up there.

<img src="http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2540/blog-graphics-002-Page-31.jpg" />

grannywin
10-25-2008, 02:19 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the layouts. It felt like I took a trip around the USA without leaving my house. Now you have a chance to experience the beauty of Reading, PA. Everyone thinks Lancaster the center of Pennsylvania Dutch culture. Nope, it is here in Reading.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/wcw-GrooveChallengeOct.jpg

I used the velum paper to lighten the background and the three disks for frames. The picture and the pagoda were added.

knzus
10-27-2008, 09:43 AM
Wow! This has been such fun visiting all your areas and learning about them! Thank you all for joining in the challenge! We've had a wonderful month! AWESOME!!

(You still have 4 days if you want to make more, though!)

:D