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The Groove
10-01-2009, 05:54 PM
Welcome to The Groove's Monthly Freebie Challenge!

Hello from The Groove, Scrapbook MAX!'s *free*monthly newsletter.

Each month, a featured designer offers a great freebie mini-kit and issues 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!

Michelle McCoy has made an awesome kit for "stamp-y" pages - very cool!

The “Challenge” Part!

Here's the challenge from Michelle:

This month I thought I would try something easy, but different from the ordinary “Fall” or “Halloween” theme for October. I think this challenge will keep your ideas flowing since there are so many ways to be creative with this.
Here is what I want you to do…

1.) Download freebie.

2.) Using the stamp templates provided, you are to make a layout look like a postal stamp..basically we are making our own personal stamp, but as a layout. Templates provided can be used for 12x12, 8x8, 5x7 or 4x6 in size.

3.) You can ONLY use items from the kit provided. But you MAY change the color of anything you use and you may make other embellishments out of the backgrounds as well…

4.) Upload your layout to the gallery and add the image or link to your page, here in this thread.

5.) ALL participants have a chance to win the new updated ScrapbookMax 2.0 software (or, the Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 Expansion Pack of your choice). Every week, I will randomly pick one person who places a layout for this challenge - and that person wins the prize! If you don’t win the first week, don’t give up, make another page for the second week, etc etc…Good luck to you!

6.) If you would like to share your template for others to have, by all means, upload the .smt file here as well..

I hope you have fun with this one, and remember, if you have any questions…Pleeeeeeease ~ ask away…((HUGS))

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Be sure to check out the October 2009 issue of The Groove (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/newsletter/2009/10/). You'll find layouts made using Scrapbook MAX! 2.0, some step-by-step tutorials for some of the new software features (bendable text, color and tint, eye-dropper, invert shape), a 10% off coupon on featured kits, and more!

Happy Scrapping!
from The Groove

10-01-2009, 06:29 PM
I am so thrilled to host this challenge this month...!!!! Plus, I get to give a way 4 of the New ScrapbookMax 2.0 Software....I can't wait to see your pages...Here is my example page...((HUGS)) :D
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/sample.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35844)

10-01-2009, 07:06 PM
'Wicked fun idea!! oh..girl!! Can't wait!! yippie!!

10-01-2009, 07:48 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/sbm-challenge-pages-001-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35848)

i made a couple of stamps so hope this is okay to display them like this

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10-01-2009, 08:20 PM
This is so fun...I made a of stamp of my dad and I when I was little....I love my dad so much and late this summer he was diagnosed with Alzhemiers.....I cherish every memory I have with him... and I will FOREVER...Laurie J.

10-01-2009, 08:28 PM
This is so fun...I made a of stamp of my dad and I when I was little....I love my dad so much and late this summer he was diagnosed with Alzhemiers.....I cherish every memory I have with him... and I will FOREVER...Laurie J.

Ah ....too sweet and great stamp.

10-01-2009, 08:40 PM
Laurie and Wendy, great stamps!!! I can't believe you guys are rockin' on this already....You work quickly...lol...Now remember, You need submit a layout each week for the drawings....Woo-Hoo!!!!! This is so exciting...

Donna, I want to see a stamp from you too...<wink> Grammie said she might try it out as well...Love ya guys!!! ((HUGS))

Keep the great stamp~y's coming!!!!! :D

10-01-2009, 08:52 PM
Fun challenge, I finally figured out how to recolor in SBM. go me :D

10-01-2009, 08:53 PM
Lovely layouts already wow :)

Here is mine I feel it's a little on the plain side but will do something better next week hehehe

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/October-Challenge-2009-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35849)

10-02-2009, 12:39 AM
I'm having a go at this challenge but could someone please help me? How do you recolour embies etc in scrapbook max, I've never worked that one out.

10-02-2009, 07:13 AM
This is a cool design. Thanks so much.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/thumbs/oct-09-freebie-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35853)

10-02-2009, 07:33 AM
Can't wait to give this a try. Thanks Michelle

10-02-2009, 08:18 AM
I'm having a go at this challenge but could someone please help me? How do you recolour embies etc in scrapbook max, I've never worked that one out.

I am not good at explaining things, but I am going to try...lol...
When working in MAX, you need to pull an item in you want to use, make sure it is highlighted (it should have a sqaure around it for resizing),

For v.1, you then look towards the top and find EFFECTS, click on it and then click on the advanced option, you will then get a new window with many choices...Find Hue and Saturation...Use the sliding bars to make changes, click APPLY and it will show the new change you made...Keep playing around with the hue, saturation, and lightness/darkness to get the color you want... Moving left in the saturation will give you a duller (if thats a word...lmbo) and sliding it to the right will make the color brighter...

For v.2 (which gives you a "real time" change...so so cool...lol)..This time when your item is highlighted, you just double click it, and a new window will appear...At the top left of the window, you will see an advanced tab, click that, and there you will see your hue, saturation, etc...Now when you slide the bars, you can see the changes right away as you are sliding....Very neat, and love this new addition!

I sure hope this helps...LOL...If I can help you any further, please don't hesitate to ask...Can't wait to see what you come up with...((HUGS))

tanni, Oceania and melissa....Love your Stamp-y's....cute little guy tanni...hehe...and glad you could learn something new..that is what this is all about...Oceania...love the colors you changed the items too...Cute photo as well...and melissa...You did an awesome job...the photo you used is adoorable! Thanks for submitting a page...and good luck in the contest...Whoo-Hoo!!!!

10-02-2009, 09:57 AM

Just popping in on brodes colorizing question - for a visual demonstration of what Michelle described, check out The Groove October 2009 here:


There are three mini-tutorials with screenshots on how to use some of the new featurs in Scrapbook MAX 2.0, including colorzing (tutorial #2) - hope that helps!

And keep those layouts coming - they're great (what a cool challenge!)

Karin :)

10-02-2009, 10:07 AM
Oh, this sounds like sooo much fun. Can't wait to get the computer back from the fix-it shop. I NEED to scrap! Gotta have my fix, ya know! ;)

10-02-2009, 01:56 PM
Here is my entry.. Thanks Michelle for the kit...


10-02-2009, 02:05 PM
Great page Gotart! I love the layout!

10-02-2009, 02:29 PM
I love this page. Great Job.

10-02-2009, 03:23 PM
The banner will be removed as soon as I receive my prize!! :)


10-02-2009, 05:40 PM
Here is mine


I hope I have understood the challenge!:rolleyes:

10-02-2009, 06:34 PM
Gotart....Love your photo's used and the cute little pic in the upper corner of each one too...Very creative!

Liyie....Super page!!! Love the color changes...and sweet photo...

mortmomof2...Another great stamp-y page! Woo-Hoo!

It is so great to see so many of you playing along...

On Thursday the first winner of the week will be announced...All of you that participate this week, will get your name put in a hat, and one name will be picked as the WINNER!...But remember, in order to have another chance at winning the second week, you must make another page...:D

10-03-2009, 06:35 AM
Mom and Dad--50 years of Marriage. I can't believe in 2 more years it will 60 years. In 1951 USA postage stamp 3 cents, 2001 postage stamp 34 cents.

Great Groove Challenge. Thank you!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Miscellaneous-003-october-groove-2009.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35884)

10-03-2009, 08:19 AM
WOW....What a sweet looking couple...Congrats to them, and great layout!

10-03-2009, 10:32 AM
Here's my shot at this.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/thumbs/2009_October_Challenge-1_640x640.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35888)

10-03-2009, 10:50 AM
Here's my shot at this.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/thumbs/2009_October_Challenge-1_640x640.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35888)
Beautiful layout!

This is way too strange and funny! I was working on a layout almost identical to this. A stamp block of 4 and with flower pictures.

10-03-2009, 10:51 AM
The banner will be removed as soon as I receive my prize!! :)

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!;)

10-03-2009, 12:44 PM
This is my brand new nephew - using the October Groove Challenge Freebie pack - thank you for the cute embellishments to make this with!http://www.scrapbookmax.com/forums/album.php?albumid=248&pictureid=1417

10-03-2009, 12:50 PM
trying again?

10-03-2009, 12:53 PM
I am not sure why my picture is not showing?
I put the site? I thought? in the picture area.
I will put it here:

10-03-2009, 12:55 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1463/October-Groove-Challenge-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35890)

10-03-2009, 02:38 PM
You did it PixyGirl. That is a wonderful layout, and such a cute baby.

10-03-2009, 04:52 PM
Ok, what's going on? I downloaded the file, and the contents don't look like any thing on this posts! Am I nuts, or is there another file or another location for the stuff?


10-03-2009, 05:21 PM
Ok, what's going on? I downloaded the file, and the contents don't look like any thing on this posts! Am I nuts, or is there another file or another location for the stuff?


What did you download? Wolvsie's file? Everyone is recoloring very prettily with v2. That does get a little confusing sometimes but fun.

10-03-2009, 06:02 PM
So frilly fun!! Loved working with the goodies!! came up with this freebie template to download!!!

Used the picture as part of background too!! THanks Michelle for a GREAT challenge!!

10-03-2009, 06:03 PM
Ok, what's going on? I downloaded the file, and the contents don't look like any thing on this posts! Am I nuts, or is there another file or another location for the stuff?


If I were to hazard a guess, it would be, yes! You're nuts! :p:D

10-04-2009, 06:02 AM
Here's mine.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/My-Scrapbook12-005-Page-6.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35901)

10-04-2009, 06:34 AM
Here's mine.

ValerieElaine that stamp is too cute.

10-04-2009, 08:07 AM
Here is my entree
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/SEptember-2009-018-Page-19.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35905)

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10-04-2009, 09:50 AM
ohhh wow I really like that whole page Omajo!

10-04-2009, 10:07 AM
Heres My LO...... Love the Colors!!! I Love Everyone's LayOuts!!! Great Job Ya'll!!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2664/OctgrooveKAW-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35908)

10-04-2009, 10:52 AM
Holy Cow!...I am gone for a day, and look at all the great pages everyone created! :D

POPPABOB! First off, glad to see you back! We missed ya around here...Thanks for joining my challenge as well...I'm tinkled pink to see you in here...Anywho,...lol...I found your page beautiful...

PixyGirl: Cute photo! I am so glad with practice you figured out how to post a layout in here...Great LO.

GRAMMIES: I even downloaded the freebie again, just to make sure, and I got my kit...Everyone is using it wonderfully, just recoloring some of the stuff...Hope this helps and it changes your mind about going nuts...lol....

Donna: Thanks for the free template...Wonderful page...and I thank you for joining in..I know how busy you are...<wink>

Valerie: Your Stamp-y is waaaaaaaaaaay too cute...Are those crickets or frogs? I can't tell, but whatever they are, they are so cute sitting on that bench...lol...

Omajo: Very pretty LO! Thanks for submitting a page here...

KimmyAnn: I was waiting to see how long it would take you to post a LO in here...lol...You never miss a challenge of mine....<wink> Very precious Stamp you made too!

I wish you all luck with winning this Thursday! I have many many names to put in the hat already...Woo-Hoo! I love it when a challenge is ROCKIN' like this!!! I hope you all can come up with another exciting page for next week...

10-04-2009, 12:22 PM
Another Lay Out!!!! Wolvsie, I try not to miss too many Challenges, But sometimes Work Takes me away from Ya'll!!!! Having a Blast with these Colors!!!!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2664/OctGrooveKAW2-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35911)

10-04-2009, 12:33 PM
Who are you calling a nut???? :eek:

I figure out what happened. I was looking for the folder in Windows Explorer, under Program Files. I finally found it in My Documents!!! Oh well, here is what I made. Love this new version. Lots of fun. Thank you Wovsie for a terrific challenge!!!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/My-Scrapbook-000-Page-148.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35912)

10-04-2009, 07:23 PM
Help! I'm fairly new to digital scrapbooking. I have a Paint Shop Pro Photo x2 program. I saved the challenge kit but was not able to open it in PSP. Can anyone tell me what I need to do in order to use the Scrapbook Max kits, etc. in PSP? Thank you so much for the help:)!!

10-05-2009, 09:16 AM
Hi sweetie,

I dont know if I can answer your question correctly, but I will sure give a try at it...lol...

The scrapbookmax kits will go directly in your software folder....To undo this, when you click on the link for the kit, a box will appear and it will give you the option to open or save....By clicking open, it will go into SBM's software automatically....but if you click save...You can save the kit to where you prefer on your computer...Once you have done that, change the extension to .zip instead of the .sbm....then just unzip the folder, and you can pull it into you photoshop program...:)

Now if I am wrong, I apologize... :eek: This is how I do it for Adobe Photoshop...

Grammies, thanks for participating in my challenge...Love your page!! YOU ROCK!!! :D
and Kimmy, WOWZERS! Very pretty, the photo is beautiful...Goes well with the colors too...Thanks...

10-05-2009, 02:44 PM

I had a lot of fun making this one I decided on using my mother in law in this. We went to the Botanical Gardens in Fort Wayne Indiana this summer and she had to have her photo taken with the Tree of Knowledge.
Credits go to Michelle McCoy for the beautiful kit she provided. I love it!!

10-05-2009, 02:51 PM
Here is my one for the second week :) I decided to go with the traditional food of New Zealand and I have to say I had fun making this one :)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/October-Challenge-2009-000-Page-11.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35928)

10-05-2009, 03:19 PM
These are all great!!!!! Wow!
Blue: Love your page...It is so pretty!
Oceania: Very colorful and festive...Cool!

Just so everyone knows...New weeks won't start until Thursdays...Since the challenge started on a Thursday...But don't worry Oceania, it is noted...<wink> before the new week starts I will be giving you another stamp template to use...Just to keep things interesting...Maybe I will offer some more goodies as well...<wink> :D

A question was raised through email asking if the "Life is Beautiful" Exclusive expansion pack would be offered with the SBM 2.0 version freebie download. The answer is YES..it will..Got clarification from Max on that this morning!

The links for 2.0 and Life is Beautiful will be separate..But you will get both!!

10-05-2009, 03:32 PM
oppps lol I will put this down to having the kids home on school holidays and giving me brain freeze. I didn't realize a new template was given at the start of the new week lol ** I didn't read the rules proper** lol man I feel like a fool. Ok then the one I just submitted can be my second one for the first week and I'll do more when the new template is given maybe do two a week with each new template lol

10-05-2009, 03:53 PM
just wanted to get in before i fly off to mum, not sure if i will be back in time to submit for next week depends on whats happening with mum

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/sbm-challenge-pages-000-Page-2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35929)

10-05-2009, 07:52 PM

10-05-2009, 08:35 PM
What a nice photo. :)

10-06-2009, 02:17 AM
Oops, sorry entry below ! :)

Loved this kit Michelle, here is my entry.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/thumbs/My-Beautiful-Mum-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35933)

10-06-2009, 02:18 AM
Loved this kit Michelle, here is my entry

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/My-Beautiful-Mum-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35933)

10-06-2009, 09:00 AM
Oceania, it wasn't your fault...It wasn't in the rules..lol...Except for the fact that I will be handing out a prize every week...so don't blame yourself...:)

Wendy: Very pretty how you made an envelope...Very creative!

ibmiles: Thanks for joining in...What a beautiful photo...and awesome Stamp-y!

Kazr: How are you? Missed ya around here! I am so glad you joined in...Love your layout...Thanks...

Keep 'em coming....we have two days left until the winner is announced! Whoo-Hoo!!!!!!! I can't wait!!! :D

10-06-2009, 09:54 AM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Oct-09-Challenge-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35936)

10-07-2009, 11:01 AM
Very cute staamp-y ryansmom....Love panda bears....

Just so you all know, you have until midnight tonight to get your layout posted here...Winner will be chosen and mentioned tomorrow sometime..I will also post a new template to use, and maybe some other goodies too..<wink>
Good luck to you all...((HUGS))

10-07-2009, 12:49 PM
Here`s another page

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2615/The-Groove-001--October2009-2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35942)

10-07-2009, 01:10 PM
That is a really nice layout ValerieElaine. I love how you offset one stamp. The heading is wonderful the way it stands out. Beautiful.

10-07-2009, 01:33 PM
Awesome Valerie...Love everything about it!

10-07-2009, 04:31 PM
Hi Ya'll,
I wanted to Share this picture with All of You!!! My Son got his new Rank!!!
I got 2 nails in my back tire today, so I had to leave work early to get it fixed, when I got home, I check my email and my son's 2nd Lt sent me a Letter and Pictures. WOW!!! It Makes You PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!!!!!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2664/OctGrooveKAW3-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35948)

10-07-2009, 06:34 PM
This is so cool, and what great news!!!!!! You must be so proud! Love the layout...

10-07-2009, 08:05 PM
My Aunt Karen has been telling me awsome things about V2! I really really would love to win it. It does so much more than the original.

10-07-2009, 08:49 PM
So thrilled for you & your Son,you must be bursting with pride :) Love the LO! :)

10-08-2009, 04:41 AM
It's been a realllllly looooong time since I have had the chance to work in SBM and I was really excited to see the new version (bought it immediately). I'm a little out of practice so kept it pretty clean and simple. You can see it if I remember how to get it here...hehehe! :p
Also, congrats to Kimmyann on your son's new rank!! I'm a proud Marine Mom!!! Go USA!!


10-08-2009, 07:04 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Kimmyann --I know you are so proud of your son. Awesome LO.

10-08-2009, 08:07 AM
*Drumroll please!* KAZR is the winner for the 1st week's challenge! Congrats!
thanks to everyone who joined in...It has been so much fun!

Lemon..Your page is beautiful!!!!!!! Thanks for playing...

Week 2 Challenge

I have attached another file for you...It has some new templates and a couple extra goodies for everyone...That's just the way I am...lol...
1.) Download this freebie...
2.) Using at least 2 items from this kit and at least 2 from week one's kit, I want you to make another "Stamp-y". And like week one, you can change colors, use the papers with shapes, etc....But the page has to have at least 2 items from each kit. ONE OUT OF THE 4 ITEMS USED HAS TO BE A TEMPLATE (from either kit)...Remember, it doesn't have to stay white...Add a paper to it or change the color of it...
3.) Upload your layouts to the gallery, and then copy the second code that you find under your page, and then come back here and paste it in a post...(this code will link our image back to the gallery if someone clicks on it in here)...

If you submit more then one layout this week, I will add your name again into the bag...So the more you make, the more chances of your name getting picked on Wed. Thursday, the winner will be announced! So get your creatiivity juices flowing...Can't wait to see what you come up with! ((HUGS))

10-08-2009, 10:30 AM
*Drumroll please!* KAZR is the winner for the 1st week's challenge! Congrats!
thanks to everyone who joined in...It has been so much fun!

Congratulations KAZR!!!;)

10-08-2009, 10:45 AM
Congratulations KAZR !!!!!:)

10-08-2009, 10:58 AM
Congratulations to the the stamp scrappers and the winners! They were all beautiful.

10-08-2009, 11:38 AM
Yippie Kazr!! So glad for you!!

And Happy about KimmyAnn's son's promotion!! YEAH!!

Love to steal the new items..THanks Michelle for GREAT fun Challenge!!

10-08-2009, 01:04 PM
Congrats KAZR!

I love the new pieces and am really enjoying this challenge. Here's my first page for this week.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2653/Oct-Groove-Challenge-wk-2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35955)

10-08-2009, 01:21 PM
**Congratulations Kazr** :o)

10-08-2009, 02:21 PM
The colors are real pretty, love the picture and the lo is gorgeous.

10-08-2009, 02:37 PM
Tammi, great LO, adorable!

Here is mine!;)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/1283/2WEEKOCTGROOVECHALLENGE-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35957)

10-08-2009, 04:39 PM
You are welcome! I am just glad you are all liking the challenge...<wink>

tanni...Love the bright colors and the photo is so cute...Great job!

liyie...Love all the word art...Awesome page!

Glad to see some of you getting an early start....Keep designing...((HUGS))

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10-08-2009, 05:56 PM
My stamp for the week is my dad with the twins..Karen and Kevin
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/lajstamp2-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35959)

10-08-2009, 06:11 PM
Love it Laurie....Very creative...:D

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10-08-2009, 08:29 PM
Love this challenge and the new scrapbook max...
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/lajstamp2-001-lajstamp3.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35964)

10-08-2009, 09:18 PM
Here is my first one for the second week :) I used two items from the first kit and a few more from the second kit lol

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/oct-stamp-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35965)

10-08-2009, 09:42 PM
Here's another one, spending too much time playing with this challenge :D

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2653/Oct-Groove-Challenge-000-week-2b.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35966)

10-09-2009, 02:40 AM
Thank you Michelle & Karin, I am tickled pink & thrilled to bits to be the recipient of this wonderful challenge. I cannot stop smiling, you have made my day :)
Thank you to all who have sent Congrats :)
Good luck to all for next weeks challenge.
hugs Karyn.

10-09-2009, 04:58 AM
Love this LO. Beautiful--Colors are great...Great Job.

10-09-2009, 05:12 AM
The gallery is filling up with so many pretty stamps. Great job everyone.

10-09-2009, 07:48 AM
Here is my beautiful Niece, her Husband, and their wonderful boys (my GREAT Nephews)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Miscellaneous_-_octobergroove2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35967)

Love this challenge--thank you for everything.

10-09-2009, 08:26 AM
My great niece Leighton

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/The-Groove-002-October2009-3.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35968)

10-09-2009, 08:27 AM
OMG! You guys are tickling me pink! I can't believe how many Stamp-y's that are coming to life in here...<wink> I am so glad you are all having fun...Remember to stop over to the Designer's Challenge hosted by Autisticwonder for some awesome freebies and many new tips for the program that you migiht not know...Just thought I would mention that...

laurie....I love the color of your layout...and the font worked awesome with your page...cute photo too...

Oceania...Very colorfula nd festive page...their faces are so decked out...Very neat-o!

tanni...You just keep playing around...LOL...No one said this wouldn't be addicting...hehe...Your page ROCKS!...Love all the stamps for each photo..

dillie....You must be a proud Auntie of twins...and the baby is so cute...Beautiful wedding photo too...Your page is darling...

Kazr....YOU ARE SO WELCOME!! You can thank my youngest Brandon..lol..he is the one picking the name...CONGRATS!

Valerie...So so cute...Awwwwww...I melt at baby layouts...<wink>

Remember, in order to have a chance to win, you need to post a layout here, using the freebie kits I have supplied for you and abiding by the rules...the more you make, the more times your name is put into the hat...If your name gets picked, you win the new Version 2.0, if you have it already, you can either give it to someone else who participated or grab an expansion pack...FUN FUN...So keep 'em coming...:D

10-09-2009, 10:24 AM
This is a handmade Quilt made by my sister-in-law for another sister-in-law who is fighting Breast Cancer.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Miscellaneous_-_Page_1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35970)

10-09-2009, 12:19 PM
beautiful quilt dillie!

OK, gotta quit playing and get some housework done - but got one more layout first ;)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2653/Basketball_Camp.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35971)

10-09-2009, 12:36 PM
Okay, here's mine, but for the life of me I could not figure out how to change the template from white to another color, could someone please tell me! LOL Thanks

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Oct-09-Challenge-_2-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35972)

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10-09-2009, 03:51 PM
it is so fun to come out here and see everyones ideas...lots of neat ideas....I have made another stamp and really getting into what the new program does wow...:D
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/lajstamp4-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35975)

10-09-2009, 04:00 PM
Here's Dillie--we found her when she still had her eyes close--not more than 2 weeks old. Took her to the vets and who gave us a baby bottle and formula--11 years later--just as healthy as can be.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Miscellaneous_-_OCTGROOV2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35976)

Everyone has been doing a great job in this challenge. Thank you again!

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10-09-2009, 04:13 PM
that is a neat page Dillie..your cat is really pretty...glad she found such a great home. Laurie J.:D

10-09-2009, 05:39 PM
Attention BRANDON!

Thank you so much for picking me for last week's challenge, I am thrilled to bits :)
hugs Karyn.:D

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10-09-2009, 06:30 PM
I have become addicted to the new program...it is just amazing what you can do with just a few pieces..wow I hope everyone is able to get this program because you won't regret it....
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Copy-of-lajstamp2-002-lajstamp4.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35977)

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10-09-2009, 08:25 PM
I am so addicted...:D
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/lajstamp5-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35978)

10-09-2009, 11:04 PM
This is another for the second week, this time I have a little story hehehe Chontell who is the jigsaw builder to the left is building a jigsaw of her twin sister Monika then the final completed version is to the right. I coloured the jigsaw piece to match that of Monika's jigsaw and had it laying on top of Chontell's jigsaw puzzle...confused you all haven't I lol

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/October-Stamp-04-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35980)

10-10-2009, 04:33 AM
Great Job--Love the Jigsaw puzzle.

10-10-2009, 04:34 AM
I am so addicted...:D
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/lajstamp5-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35978)

Love this LO and the pictures. Great Job.

10-10-2009, 06:04 AM
Wow! EVeryone's layouts look so wonderful. Not sure how creative I'm feeling this morning but I will try to get one in. Sick computer is now feeling better so will see what I can come up with!

10-10-2009, 06:07 AM
Hello everyone, I haven't been here for ages and can't believe how brain dead I am about posting and publishing and just everything!! LOL This is a very basic layout (had to to get started again!) Hope you enjoy, this was from my birthday weekend this year. My daughter-in-law hs introduced me to the Broadway plays and I love it!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2767/twp-October-Challenge_2009.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35985)

10-10-2009, 11:29 AM
You ladies are rockin' the thread down...lol...I can't believe all the attention it is getting and we aren't even done with week 2...Keep up the great work!!!

dillie....That is so pretty...I wish I could make quilts...I never have time...lol...Just so you know, since it is Breat Cancer Awareness Month, a blog train just took off today with loads of goodies too support the cause for free...Check out my blog...Love the layout of the kittie, and the greens are perfect sweetie!

tanni...Very creative layout again...Looks like they all had fun at the basketball camp too...lol...Ummm...what is housework? I am sitting here with dust bunnies floating by my face right now...It will always be there tomorrow...hehe...:D

laurie...love the yellow in your page...I am so glad you are enjoying the new version...I love it too...lol...and the page with Kaden is adorable...Not too mention the one with the cute furbaby...<wink>

Kazr...Brandon said you are welcome and he blushed when he read it...His cute chipmunk cheeks were as red as an apple...lol...I think you made his day..:D

Oceania...Love the puzzle layout...very cool how you did that...Awesome!

trisha....it is pretty easy to change the colors...Once you load the tempalte in as an embellishment, play around with the hue and saturation...this will change the colors...love your layout!!!!

Susie...for not doing this for awhile...you sure haven't lost your touch to designing a page..<wink> Love it..and glad to see you posting...:D

I think I got everyone..lol...WOW...The hat with your names in, is filling up..lol..Might have to find a bigger hat..lol..((HUGS))

10-10-2009, 11:48 AM
Just to let you know..

Max says once you win a version in ANY of the Challenges you will not be eligible to win for two months. sorry...They want to give as many folks as possible a chance to win..So if you won in another challenge..you won't be able to win in this challenge. BUt ..you sure will be able to sub your name with someone else if you desire. Give someone two chances to win instead of one. Good only if that person is already a participant in this challenge.

Also..you can SUBSTITUTE the 2.0 version with your choice of Expansion
Or, if you already have Scrapbook MAX! 2.0, you can win your choice of one Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 Expansion pack: either "Bundle of Joy" or "Back To School" by electronic download!

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.

Please don't let this discourage anyone!!
Very excited so many folks will have a chance to win..

Max's Karin is working up Gallery Challenge Sections and it will be available to us soon..So we can start allowing Posts to Challenges posted in that gallery to count as participation!! O2B will be happy about that!!

Great stuff going on!! Max is working hard to get the 2.0 glitches fixed..Designers are testing now..too excited!!

10-10-2009, 12:32 PM
You talked me into it Wolvsie, I'm giving the dust bunnies another day to live :D

Played around with the challenge some more. I think I'm having as much fun looking through stacks of old pictures as I am doing pages with them. Kids are enjoying looking at the pictures too.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2653/Oct-Groove-Challenge-002-Sisters.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35995)

10-10-2009, 12:34 PM
And another one . . . :o

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2653/Oct-Groove-Challenge-004-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35997)

10-10-2009, 12:36 PM
And my last one (for now anyway :rolleyes:) I downloaded and played with the SBM2. LOVE IT!!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2653/Oct-Groove-Challenge-003-Brooke.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35996)

10-10-2009, 04:07 PM
ConGrats Kazr on winning!!!!!

And Thanks For The Comments on my Son's New Rank!!!!! I Am Very Proud of HIM!!!

10-10-2009, 04:26 PM
For this one I went with a Rainbow Theme **I seem to be full of nutty ideas** lol

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/stamp3-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35999)

10-10-2009, 07:00 PM
This is another for the second week, this time I have a little story hehehe Chontell who is the jigsaw builder to the left is building a jigsaw of her twin sister Monika then the final completed version is to the right. I coloured the jigsaw piece to match that of Monika's jigsaw and had it laying on top of Chontell's jigsaw puzzle...confused you all haven't I lol

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/October-Stamp-04-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/35980)

Wow I worked off & on for several days trying to make a puzzle out of that piece for Autism... I gave up. Great Job..

10-11-2009, 06:57 AM
Miles' Mother's gift.
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/The-Groove-003-October2009-4.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36005)

10-11-2009, 07:04 AM
Here is Another

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2664/OctgrooveKAW4-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36006)

10-11-2009, 08:08 AM
And Another!!!! I Love the Color Change tools in SBM2!!!!!!!!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2664/OctgrooveKAW5-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36007)

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10-11-2009, 09:01 AM
We took the boys yesterday to see Thomas the Train....it was so much fun and Kaden the little one thought it was the best day ever!:D
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/lajthomasstamp-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36010)

10-11-2009, 11:11 AM
LOL...I can't keep up with you all anymore...LMBO!!!!!! :D I love ALL your pages...So creative and different...I am just in awe to see the different pages that can come out of the same kit...So COOL!!!!!! Love seeing the ones using the puzzle pieces too...Awesome work....You have all been added to the hat...(again...lol)

So who has dust bunnies all over the house? LOL...

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10-11-2009, 11:27 AM
oh yeah they have taken over the house ...but that is ok .. I have 3 days till the hubby is home..so 3 more days I can scrap and come out here and see all the really cool pages that everyone has done...I also am so amazed what you can do with just 1 kit...just shows how versatile the new scrapbook max is.....thanks for such a great challenge...that leaves you wanting to try more...it helps to learn the new program. Laurie J.

10-11-2009, 12:35 PM
My house is starting to look more like the street the dust bunnies have invaded and are officially taking over lol

For this one I went with one of my son's favorites **Monster Trucks**

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/October-Stamp-07-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36014)

10-11-2009, 01:06 PM
These are pictures from my Family Reunion 2009. Family Forever--Stamped upon my Heart.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Miscellaneous_-_october2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36015)

10-11-2009, 07:18 PM
I love these layouts. Can anyone tell me how to get the puzzle look in a picture?

I tried to also submit my creation (for the first time) but can't seem to get through the attachment link part (it keeps telling me my attachment is too large). I've loaded it in the gallery so I'm sure there is an easy way to link to that but this is my first time on the forum site and clearly I"ve got a little learning to do. If anyone can help with either of these I'd appreciate the feedback. Thanks!

10-12-2009, 05:14 AM
Wow beautfiul stamps everyone. I believe everyone likes stamps and are becoming quite the collectors.

Lgarner, Assuming you are using Scrapbookmax, the puzzle piece is used as a shape. You add your photo or paper and then double mouse click on top of your photor or paper and from the properties window you need to checkmark "custom shape", then you browse to find the puzzle shape and click OK to select the shape and OK again to close the window.

The more difficult part is finding the puzzle shape because it is not in the typical shape location. Since I don't know which version of Scrapbookmax you use or which operating system the simplest way to tell you is to search for the filename "craftyscraps_template4.png" and once you know where the shape is you can do the step above hopefully. I would find the shape and copy it to the desktop because I can always find the desktop. Then when done with this challenge delete the puzzle piece from the desktop. It will still be in the original location since you copied to the desktop.

Shapes are wonderfully fun. We all love shapes at ScrapbookMax!

I hope this helped and made some sense to you.

Tiffanys Scraps
10-12-2009, 06:21 AM
Love your choice with the monster trucks. Page is beautiful. Noticed each stamp is $1.50..I'll take oh six of each. Thanks..LOL :)

10-12-2009, 07:47 AM
Another. I created the image from tutorials and tubes from Elli's Treasures

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/The-Groove-004-October2009-5.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36024)

10-12-2009, 09:28 AM
I love these layouts. Can anyone tell me how to get the puzzle look in a picture?

I tried to also submit my creation (for the first time) but can't seem to get through the attachment link part (it keeps telling me my attachment is too large). I've loaded it in the gallery so I'm sure there is an easy way to link to that but this is my first time on the forum site and clearly I"ve got a little learning to do. If anyone can help with either of these I'd appreciate the feedback. Thanks!

Sweetie...For uploading your page here in a post...
After you upload your layout to the gallery...there is three links underneath the image...Copy the second one, coem here and start a post, then just paste the code in here...once you hit submit, it will show up...Hope this helps...

Ladies, all your pages are turning out wonderfully!!!!!!!! I am so impressed...My next add on freebie will be more helpful, sicne I will put the templates in the shapes section as well...Might help more of you out....I don't know why I didn't think of that myelf...Call me brain dead...lol....All of you's that need your house cleaned....It's Monday, so wait until Tuesday...LMBO!!!!

Also, we have a change in the gallery...You can now upload images to new catagories...So keep this in mind when you use it...hehe...((HUGS))

10-12-2009, 12:10 PM
Here's a week 2 layout. Thanks Michelle for the kits and hosting.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/thumbs/SMKW.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36026)

10-12-2009, 05:27 PM
Here is my first submission for week 2. I have a lot of "playing" to do, with 3 grandsons. Lots of material and the oldest is only 2 1/2...hehehe! Enjoy, I know I am!! ;)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/Oct_09_Groove_Challenge_-_Baby_Brother.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36028)

10-12-2009, 09:05 PM
Poppa....You always have some awesome photo's for your layouts...thanks again for playing along...Love seeing you around...<wink>

Lemonade....Those photos you used are precious...Love seeing pregnant women...Such a miracle in the making...

Good luck to you all...You have until mid- wed to get your layouts in for week 2...woo-hoo!!!!! :D

10-13-2009, 04:11 AM
I'm really enjoying looking at everyone's layouts. I always find it amazing that there can be so much variety in layouts using the same kits! Everybody is doing wonderful.

Here's another one for Week 2.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/thumbs/Tennessee_-_SMKW2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36030)

10-13-2009, 06:11 AM
Poppabob, it's so nice to see you back. I always love your "guy" photos and layouts for a change. We've missed that. My brother is a wood carver so I've REALLY enjoyed these.

10-13-2009, 06:36 AM
Poppabob, it's so nice to see you back. I always love your "guy" photos and layouts for a change. We've missed that. My brother is a wood carver so I've REALLY enjoyed these.

Thanks. My dad starting carving when he retired and is real good at it. I'm fascinated by the creativity of carvers. I would never be any good at it because I can't visualize a block of wood that way.:o

I'm sure glad that string bow showed up in the second kit. I didn't know what I was going to do with all those hearts. I find these challenges quite challenging! :D

10-13-2009, 09:03 AM
LOL poppabob...I will remember that and add some "manly" items in the next oone just for you...<wink> Too funny!!!! :D wonderful page tho...Love the carvings too!!!!!! I am a wolf lover, hence my screen name...lol...When I saw those, my mouth dropped...I have a cople already, similar to the ones in your photos...just amazing!!!!!!

10-13-2009, 03:35 PM
I agree with everyone else...LOVE seeing all of the other layouts. So much variety and ingenuity...VERY inspiring! Here is my second layout for week 2!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2773/Oct_09_Groove_Challenge_-_Generations.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36034)

10-13-2009, 03:42 PM
Okay...not thinking too clearly and moved my photos around in my gallery, so my first layout about when bye bye. Tried to edit but it didn't give me the option, so here is the photo for my first entry.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2773/Oct_09_Groove_Challenge.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36027)

10-13-2009, 06:21 PM
Here's my 3rd one for Week 2. Too much fun! Almost as much fun as making pizza! :D

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/thumbs/Challenge_Pages_-_Page_1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36036)

10-13-2009, 07:31 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/sbm-challenge-pages-001-week2-groove-challenge.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36037)

10-13-2009, 07:33 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/sbm-challenge-pages-002-groove-challenge-wk2pg2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36039)

10-13-2009, 07:34 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/sbm-challenge-pages-003-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36041)

10-14-2009, 07:52 AM
I love all your layouts, fun to see who all is still here and all the newbies, well newbies to me for being gone so long. I really like the new version, trying out the trial version right now, looks like something new in my future soon!! LOL
Keep up the great work everyone!! HUGS!

10-14-2009, 08:45 AM
Wendy!!!!!!! Love all your layouts and glad to see you posting...Hope your mom is improving...I had to take a double take at Estelle....lol...I have a friend that looks just like her...WOW...

Poppabob...Love the new avatar...Cute as a button...<wink>

Today is the last day to get your layouts in for the chance to win Version 2.0...Please make sure you are uploading all these in the right catagory in the gallery...If you haven't noticed, they opened new areas just for our challenges...I find this so great..and easier for me to find all yours to comment on...Good luck everyone...

I have a great addition to use for week 3...So amke sure you all come back...ya here? ! LOL...(I always wanted to say that...LMBO!:D)

10-14-2009, 10:30 AM
Got to play alot more yesterday while waiting on my kids at various activities so here's a new page. . .

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Oct-Groove-Challenge-005-Amanda-Graduation-Pic.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36053)

10-14-2009, 10:31 AM
and another one . . .

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Oct-Groove-Challenge-006-2008-Band-Concert.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36054)

10-14-2009, 10:32 AM
and another

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Oct-Groove-Challenge-007-Winnapeg.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36055)

10-14-2009, 10:33 AM
and yet another :D Yup I'm even stealing pictures of friends :D:D

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Oct-Groove-Challenge-Wk2b-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36056)

10-14-2009, 10:34 AM
had LOTS of time yesterday lol

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Oct-Groove-Challlenge-wk-2-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36057)

10-14-2009, 10:36 AM
and last one (for now) each one of these comes with subliminal messages . . . "tah-nee, tah-nee, TAH-NEE" . . . to the one drawing the name. Can you tell I'd REALLY like to win the version 2??? :rolleyes:

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Oct-Groove-Challlenge-wk-2-001-Page-2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36058)

10-14-2009, 02:23 PM
Thought I'd stop in and see how things are going....

Wow! All of you have done such AMAZING layouts! Such imagination and interpretation! So true, poppabob... sooooooo many different ideas from one set of goodies!

Keep up the WONDERFUL work, everyone!!

I knew we had great CREATIVITY here in SBM-land!

GREAT challenge, Michelle! They sure are lovin' it!

P. S. GREAT to see you here again, poppabob! We sure have missed you!

10-14-2009, 05:28 PM
....and the winner for Week 2 is................................((DRUM ROLL please))........Hehe....sorry, can't tell you until tomorrow...Just thoguht I would tease ya a bit...The winner has been chosen by my son Brandon...Just waiting on confirmation from SBM that I can announce it...Congratulations to everyone!!!! You are all winners in my book...

I have a doctors appointment in the morning, so I thought I would post week 3 so you all can get started....I uploaded this freebie, so the shapes are in your shape folder, etc...Might be eaier for you to use...<wink>
Basically the same rules apply...You can use this kit or a combination of all three to make a "Stamp-y" layout....Change colors, etc....You must only use items from my freebies...Post your layout in the right catagory in the gallery, then copy the second html code and paste it here in this thread...The more you make, the more you up your chances to be picked as our winner for the Version 2.0 or Expansion Pack...Good luck and here is my page...((HUGS))

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Challenge-week-3-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36059)

10-14-2009, 08:07 PM
Here's my entry for Week 3. Thanks Michelle! I really liked your page!

Whatever you see that doesn't look like a kit item was made using the Titling function and standard Windows fonts. :D

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Lighthouse_Lanes.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36062)

10-14-2009, 10:28 PM
Gosh so many awesome layouts appearing here it's fantastic to see such versatility :)

For this one **3rd weeks** I changed the cris/cross by stretching it out over the red background and changing it to black...Then I added the blue ball onto my wolf picture to make it look like it was part of the moon and well I choose wolfs this week because Wolvsie you've done such a wonderful job in coming up with these challenges and supplying us with such awesome freebies that I wanted to detected one for just you :)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/october-3rd-week-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36064)

10-15-2009, 12:35 AM
Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwww man I so stuffed up with my spelling LOL it was meant to say ***dedicate**** and not detected lol I'm sure you got the drift. I tried to edit my post but there does not seem to be a edit feature unless my eyes are not seeing it?

Sorry Wolvsie :)

10-15-2009, 12:40 AM
And here is another for this 3rd week and no doubt I'll make more later lol

I went with Ice Sculpture's this time as they are sooo cool hehehe get it cool hehehehe

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/week3-october-stamps-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36065)

10-15-2009, 09:51 AM
Ok, I am back from the doctor's and got confirmation that I can announce the winner for week 2.....Now I could use a drum roll....Or maybe you can hear them fantastic lighthouse pins going down..lol....

WINNER IS......(da-dum-dum....) tanni
Congratulations...I am so thrilled..You can thank my son Brandon for pulling your name out of the huge hat we used..lol...SBM will be contacting you about your prize before the weekend is over...:D

Now poppabob...lol...I think your page is so creative...Loved everything about it...Awesome!!!!

Oceania....You are a doll...Very sweet...I fell in love with your page, because of the wolves..but the moon turned out great!!!!! I even saved it to my computer, and will print it out to frame...My whole house is wolves...Thanks much...and the ice sculptures...too cool...I find them amazing...

Thanks for playing so soon...but I ma glad you are experimenting with different techniques...YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!

10-15-2009, 10:07 AM
Ok, I am back from the doctor's and got confirmation that I can announce the winner for week 2The doctor told you "take two aspirins, announce the winner, and call me in the morning?" ;)

10-15-2009, 10:13 AM
The doctor told you "take two aspirins, announce the winner, and call me in the morning?" ;)

LOL...I guess I wrote that wrong huh? LMBO!!!! Ok, I got home from the doctor's, checked my email and found the confirmation...hehehe...:D

10-15-2009, 10:14 AM
Nice layouts Oceania. I especially like the wolf (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36064) one! Very nice effect with the moon.

10-15-2009, 02:42 PM
WOOHOO! Thank you Brandon!! I'd send hugs and kisses, I'm so excited, but he'd probably not really like that. :D I can't wait.

Here's a page for week 3.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Oct-Groove-Challenge-Wk2b-002-Daddys-Flower-Garden.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36073)

10-15-2009, 03:07 PM
Congrats! Tanni!! HAppy to see you won this weeks drawing!! Go girl!!

WOW..awesome looking templates here!!

And poppabob..you keep coming back to us..hear!! We have missed you!! Think it would help to dig up the older threads with your fantastic goodies as a fun weekly challenge..Many of our newbies don't know you YET!!

LOVE your fun stuff Michelle!!

HUGS all!!

10-15-2009, 04:26 PM
Super Duper Congratulations to you Tanni and I love your latest layout it's very pretty.

Tiffanys Scraps thank you 6 monster truck stamps are on there way to you, just watch out that they don't crush everything on there way there lol :o)

Gotart thanks that puzzle was a challenge to work on but the overall outcome made me happy :)

poppabob thank you for your compliment and of course you too Michelle glad you liked the wolves.

I have been working on a few more for this 3rd week and ended up making three more lol so here you go :)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/anotherstamp-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36079)

10-15-2009, 04:31 PM
Two more :)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/anotherstamp2-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36080)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/october-stamp-take-9-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36081)

10-15-2009, 04:53 PM
Congratulations to you Tanni!!! Keep the work!;)

10-15-2009, 07:55 PM
tanni...I had Brandon read your post...LMBO!!!! He blushed and blushed...lol...then stuck his tongue out, and disappeared from my desk...lol...He is so cute sometimes...I am so glad you won!!!! I love your layout...Very pretty...:D

Oceania...You GO GIRL!!!!! You are making layouts like crazy, and they are all so wonderful...the sunset one is so so beautiful...This is why I love living by the lake...I can watch the sunrise anytime i want..<wink>

Keep up the good work ladies and gents...:)

10-16-2009, 11:54 AM
Played around with some effects in this one and played some more with using fonts as graphics. The stars were made using a standard windows font.

There is so much you can do with this new version 2.0!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Challenge_Pages_-_2009-Oct-Wk3-Page2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36099)

Thanks again Michelle for the kits and hosting. And thanks to all the participants for sharing their creativity.

10-16-2009, 12:44 PM
Just finally got through this thread. Wonderful layouts for the challenge. And Michelle, your ideas and gifts are awesome.

10-16-2009, 06:36 PM
I'm having SO much fun playing with the new SBM2!!!

I did a page from when my oldest daughter was 4 and my twins were about 16 months old. The little bo-peep and her sheep costumes have to be my very favorite Halloween costumes for my kids. The little jack-o-latern guy is my nephew who is only a few weeks younger than my twins.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Oct-Groove-Challenge-Wk2b-001-Halloween-94.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36104)

10-16-2009, 08:35 PM
tanni....what a wonderful layout....The costumes are adorable....:D

poppabob....Stunning layout...Very creative too...

and to you poppabob and everyone else...You are all so welcome for my freebies and this challenge...I am really having fun with this and enjoying all the layouts you all can come up with...So, please, no need for thank you's, I do it for the love of my hobby....((HUGS)):)

10-16-2009, 10:56 PM
A very simple lo, but I think it would make a good quilt.http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/The-Groove-005-October2009-6.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36110)

10-17-2009, 05:56 AM
Old Mission Lighthouse, Traverse City, MI

Thank you again for this great challenge. I am so LOVING IT.:)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Miscellaneous_-_Page_2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36113)

10-17-2009, 09:24 AM
I was playing around with the different effects that I have learned--fog is the heartshape and I cropped the sketch in a couple of places. Love this challenge. Thank you again!:)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Miscellaneous_-_lighthouse2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36117)

10-17-2009, 10:08 AM
Valerie....Let's both invest in screen printing and some fabric and make this quilt....<wink> I love it!!!!!!

dillie...I am loving your layouts, very pretty....Congrats again for winning the version 2.0....You are doing some awesome work with it...

I am so glad you are all loving this challenge...((HUGS))

10-18-2009, 03:02 AM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/sbm-challenge-pages-004-Page-31.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36126)

10-18-2009, 07:25 AM
Here is my Week 3 Layout...... Love everyones LOs they are Great!!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2664/OctgrooveKAW6-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36129)

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10-18-2009, 08:15 AM
My husband is home this week so won't be scrapping..but just had to come in and see all the pages....they are great....see you guys next week...:D

10-18-2009, 11:49 AM
Here is Another LO

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2664/OctgrooveKAW7-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36131)

10-18-2009, 12:00 PM
Zowie! Zapp! Nice layout, Kimmyann.;)

10-18-2009, 12:12 PM
Thanks Pops!!! (I couldn't remember all them words they used on that show, thanks for the remind!!!....lol)

10-18-2009, 12:57 PM

Love your pages Kimmy....:D
Keep 'em all coming!!!!!!

POPPA...you are too funny...

10-18-2009, 02:01 PM
Here is another for this week 3 :)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/stamp12-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36133)

10-18-2009, 07:38 PM
wow some very beautiful templates here.


10-18-2009, 08:56 PM
I managed to squeeze in another layout lol this time I wanted to try my hand at the lighthouse.....:)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/newstamp-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36148)

10-19-2009, 05:16 PM
Love this last layout Oceania....So pretty....

Just a reminder....Wed early evening is the last tme to submit a page for your chance to win for week 3...So get them posted...:D

10-19-2009, 06:14 PM
I finally was able to get one done to post! woohoo!! I'm just getting this, but I'm having fun.

I hope I did this right :-).

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2775/johnny_and_sethen.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36187)

10-19-2009, 07:36 PM
You did just fine nicholyna! Nice job!

10-20-2009, 03:47 AM
Just thought I'd add another for this week lol

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/car-stamp-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36196)

10-20-2009, 05:50 AM
Here is a try for this week. Hope you enjoy!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/twp-Oct_Challenge.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36200)

10-20-2009, 05:55 AM
Love all the layouts. Great Job Everyone.

10-20-2009, 09:42 AM
I finally was able to get one done to post! woohoo!! I'm just getting this, but I'm having fun.

I hope I did this right :-).

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2775/johnny_and_sethen.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36187)

You did just fine...and I think it turned out wonderfully too...:)
and to the rest of you....Awesome work!!!!! My hat is filling up again..I might have to go to a bucket...LMBO!!!!!!! But thats ok, keep 'em coming...You have a liittle over 24 hours to submit a page before this week is closed...Wait until you see your goodies on Thursday....woo-hoo!!!!!!!

Thanks for joining in nicholyna, it is so sweet to see new people having fun with us...Hope to see more from you...((HUGS))

10-21-2009, 02:58 AM
O.k. here's one more. I'm still learning and having fun doing it!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2775/thumbs/stephen2web.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36230)

10-21-2009, 04:00 AM
Could you please let me know how to download a freebie
I would like to download the Stamp template, but there is no indication of

sylvia esther
10-21-2009, 04:16 AM
We celebrate nearly everything else on our stamps, how about Scrapbook Week!
Great challenge and beaut freebies, thank you.http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/October_Challenge.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36233)

10-21-2009, 04:21 AM
Could you please let me know how to download a freebie
I would like to download the Stamp template, but there is no indication of

Go back to the very first post in this thread (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15473) and at the bottom you will see a link under "attachments" called "CraftyScraps-Designer-Oct-2009.smb". Click on that link and download. Then double-click on the file you downloaded and it will load into Scrapbook Max and can then be accessed just like nay of the other embellishments.

Hope this helps.

10-21-2009, 09:04 AM
O.k. here's one more. I'm still learning and having fun doing it!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2775/thumbs/stephen2web.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36230)

What a nice layout and the blue on the shirt just pops out at ya...Love it!!!

Bob...thanks for helping cleopatra out...If you need some more help, please don't hesitate to ask...There is always some one lurking around that will answer any questions...That is what makes this place so great...Also, there are two more threads that have a freebie for each week...Just look at the subjects and you will find them...

Sylvia...Super layout...Love what you did to the hearts...

Remeber, today is your last day to submit a page for week 3...and incase you forgot...Once you win, you cannot win again for 2 months...BUT, you can offer your prize to someone else...Just keep that in mind...Can't wait to see who wins! I will be announcing the winner in the morning...((HUGS))

10-21-2009, 06:32 PM
Here is my page for this week...the colors aren't what I ordinarily enjoy working with, but they go with the photo and want to keep the hubby happy!! ;)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Halloween_thru_the_ages_-_Creature_of_Black_Lagoon.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36248)

10-21-2009, 07:41 PM
LOL...Lemonade...too cute...hehehe..and Spooooooooky!!!! :D

Ok, winner has been picked by my son, and will be announced sometime tomorrow...Until then...Here is week 4's freebie and challenge

This is our last week for this challenge and a chance to win the new version 2.0...So get them layouts in here...lol...

Your rules are as follows:
1. You are to use at least 2 items from each week's freebies, and make a layout...
2 Change colors as needed.
3. You can make your own elements using the papers and shapes..
4. Your layout MUST include ONLY one photo...OF YOURSELF!
5. Include ONE thing about yourself that we might not know about you...
6. Upload your layout to the Weekly Challenge catagory in the gallery, copy the second code you see under your layout after uploading and paste it in the thread here...
7. ONE MORE THING...When posting your layout in here, you need to let everyone know what you all used in your layout and how you might have changed something...ie: Taking one of my papers and turning it into a shape...Don't have to be real specific...Just let everyone know how you got your page to look the way you designed it...

Now this is a challenge...LOL...Good luck...:D

10-21-2009, 07:57 PM
:eek: OOOHH Michelle, gonna make it hard on me, huh? I've scrapped all of my immediate and most of my extended family, but purposely NOT included me. :p Maybe I can talk my mom out of a childhood picture. I don't think I even have any of me taken in the past several years.

10-21-2009, 08:34 PM
OOPS...Please place your layout under the Groove Challenge...lol...My mind was stuck on my other challenge...Thank you...

tanni...Well, I wanted to make the last week a harder challenge...Most people scrap more of other people...I want to see a layout of the person behind the camera...<wink> Have fun with this one...((HUGS))

10-21-2009, 09:46 PM
OK. Here's my week 4 posting of this challenge. Thanks again Michelle for everything. We're supposed to tell what we did so here goes...

Used pin and stamp from 1st kit - recolored the pin
Used red paper and string bow from 2nd kit - recolored the bow
Used the two blue papers and 2 copies of the black shape from 3rd kit. I inverted a circle mask on one of the black mats and then rotated the second black mat to frame the picture. I used the scalloped border shape by Kpierce in the October Designer challenge on the background and recolored the paper a tad.
Used the black tab shape from week 4 kit and stamp from week 1 to make the tag and then framed the picture using the silver frame from week 4.

The thing you may not know about me is that I used to be quite active in community theater in the towns where I lived. I actually hope to get back to it if I can ever find the time to commit to a group.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Challenge_Pages_-_2009-Oct-Wk4.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36260)

10-22-2009, 12:17 AM
The only picture I had of me on my computer, where I am close enough to even tell that it's me, is one taken last summer. :rolleyes: I had a booth at the Chickasaw Nation Annual Festival teaching the Native American art of fingerweaving.

I love this week's freebies, esp. the shiny silver pieces. So pretty!

I used:
the flower, heart, pin and one of the papers from week one, all re-colored
the ding, butterfly and one of the papers from week two, all re-colored
the blue ball and heart from week three, all re-colored
and the file tab (my picture and three recolors of week 1 and 4 papers), the swirl, tag and heart from week 4, all recolored.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Groove-Challenge-wk-2b-001-tanni.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36264)

10-22-2009, 03:30 AM
1st week - light pink paper and stamp 8x8 re colored one in as close to the silver as possible and then made a copy and re colored that one in a light purple
2nd week paper1 placed in middle of picture then crackled effect applied and butterfly recolored
3rd week shape2 stretched across under paper and re colored and pearl recolored
4th week - heart and swirl and floral and frame stretched to give a border effect and vines re colored

Something you may not know about me is that I started my own little business and even built
my own website :)

Poppabob great layout and it's nice to know that you were in community theater that sounds like
a ton of fun **Who doesn't like acting** I know I love it :) I hope you find the time to get back
into your passion.

Tanni I love what you have done with your layout it's so very pretty. I'd love to attend a anual
festivity of Native American arts it would be awesome.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/challegeme-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36269)

10-22-2009, 09:01 AM
I have confirmation on the new winner...
OCEANIA! Congratulations!
You will be notified by PM as soon as possible from SBM with all your details...So please keep an eye out for this email...
Like I have said before, I think you are all winners! I have enjoyed all the layouts sent in...Best part is seeing how creative each and everyone of you can be...Thanks for joining in for Week 3....((HUGS))

Now, on to week 4...I didn't want to make it too difficult...But I am one, that likes to have a face to friends I am talking too everyday...<wink> So I thought this was a great way to go about it...lol...Tricky? Maybe...but Halloween is right around the corner...lol...

Poppabob..Awesome layout....the theater is an exciting career...and I give anyone credit who can get up in front of loads of people...I am stage giddy...lol...Can't talk in large groups...It is something I am not good at..I hope you can go back to it someday...and great explanation too!!!!!

tanni....I agree with Oceania...Your page is beautiful...Love the colors and what you did with your photo...

Oceania...Now yours is just as gorgeous...I am a purple color freak...lol...Love it..lol...The swirly thing in the center, sure brings the page together...
Wonderful job you three....See, that wasn't too hard was it? <wink> :D

10-22-2009, 02:53 PM
Owww I'm stunned and of course very happy to be the winner :) thank you Michelle and thank you Master B for drawing my name out of the hat :) what a wonderful surprise logging on this morning to find my name up in lights hehehe thanks again so so so so very much :)

sylvia esther
10-22-2009, 07:09 PM
I must be getting old, I can't find the papers. Are there papers? Sorry to be a nuisance.

10-22-2009, 08:03 PM
I must be getting old, I can't find the papers. Are there papers? Sorry to be a nuisance.

Look in "My Documents\Scrapbook MAX! 2.0\Gallery\Images\Backgrounds\Groove-Week-4"

They are craftyscraps_week4_paper1.jpg and craftyscraps_week4_paper2.jpg

sylvia esther
10-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Well this is what I did. I built myself a camera out of the shapes and embellishments. I used my own background and changed the frame to black. i couldn't find the papers at first but thanks to Poppabob I now know where they are. I may have another go and see if my camera works!:p
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Groove-Challenge-Week-4-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36297)

sylvia esther
10-22-2009, 09:07 PM
Sorry all, I didn't read the rules correctly, told you I was getting old. Have done the right thing now.

First I built my camera out of the week 4 freebies. I used two of the previous weeks papers for the background. I then used the heart from another week, changed it's colour. Crosses on the front of the camera were changed to white. Berries on the vine were reloloured from blue to pink (these were the blue globe). I also recoloured the butterfly to green. The cream bottle cap is now white and is behind my photo. And I changed the silver frame to black. i have told you a secret about me and so I think I now have abided by the rules and I'm done.

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10-22-2009, 09:21 PM
I used the Lace and Stamp from week one... and from week two the butterfly and the paper... from week three I used the paper and the pearls.
What you probably don't know about me is I am a retired Navy wife and we spent most of our military career on the east coast which was nice beacuse I am the daughter of a farmer from the midwest.
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/stamp-5-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36298)

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10-22-2009, 09:26 PM
oops I forgot...I changed the color of the paper and butterfly from week 2. Sorry about that...this was a challenge week for me. Everyones looks great, it is so amazing to see what can be done with the same kits over and over again.:D

10-22-2009, 09:34 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/sbm_challenge_pages_-_Page_3.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36267)

week 1 stamp and pin
week 2 photo mat and edge paper
week 3 light house overlay, moon brads
and stitching
week 4 silver frame, background paper,and
silver tag
I recoloured most of what i used as i just love purple

I think i got this alright...and last of
all if i had to change anything it would
be to omit the picture (I hate having my photo taken)
thats why most of my pic's a silly ones

10-22-2009, 09:36 PM
great layouts happening in here....awesome job on the camera sylvia

sylvia esther
10-22-2009, 11:52 PM
I selected 2 elements from each weekly challenge, recoloured the background papers, and the bows and the ties. I left the frame and the lace alone as well as the two tags. I did recolour the swirl and the embroidery. I added my own title and something about me.:) My 6th grandchild is on the way!
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/October-Groove-Challenge-week-4-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36302)

10-23-2009, 01:30 AM
congratulations Sylvia.....I have 6 wonderful grandchildren also, what an exciting day for you

10-23-2009, 04:18 AM
Well this is what I did. I built myself a camera out of the shapes and embellishments. I used my own background and changed the frame to black. i couldn't find the papers at first but thanks to Poppabob I now know where they are. I may have another go and see if my camera works!:p
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Groove-Challenge-Week-4-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36297)

Very creative!! Wonderful! I'm gonna steal this...;)

Everybody has done such a great job!

sylvia esther
10-23-2009, 04:47 AM
Thank you Nanwu, this grandchild is special. It took IVF treatment to gain success, very stressful, but oh so worth it to see such happy faces. I do believe they are walking on air!

Poppabob you are very welcome to steal the camera, or anything else. Everyone is doing such a great job with new SBM2, wow what a difference the recolouring makes.

10-23-2009, 06:51 AM
Oh boy! 2 challenges in a row! I'm on a roll! LOL! For week 4 I used the pink paper (recolored) and the stamp frame from week1, the bow (recolored) and the wire from week2, the hearts, the pearl and the string (recolored) from week3 and the heart cluster (recolored) and tag from week4.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Groove-Challenges-000-Page-11.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36307)

10-23-2009, 08:54 AM
Sylvia...CONGRATS on your new grand baby....I am hoping someday my kids have kids of their own so I can become a Grandma...Whoo-Hoo!!!! I LOVE your camera! Very creative....Both of your layouts turned out great!

Poppabob...thanks for helping Sylvia out...I would have been in here sooner to post a reply, but I haven't been feeling so hot....YOU ARE HIRED! LOL.:D

nanwu...LMBO!!!! I am the same way...No one in here would think that, but I'm not face to face with you all either...lol...I love your funny faces...and you did an awesome job on your layout!..

laurie....Your photo gave me a flash back...lol..I have one of me holding a big drink like that too...hehe...Lovely layout!

O2Hope...Thanks for joining us this week...I don't know what it is like to have my feet rubbed...For two reasons I don't....1.) The bottom of my feet are so sensitive...and 2.) I am not a feet person...<wink> Love how you have the hearts dangling from the swirly...Very creative page!

I am so impressed with what you can all do with just a couple pieces....Outstanding!!! Keep it up...((HUGS)) I suppose I need to make one for this week too..lol:o

10-23-2009, 08:58 AM
Here is a V2 template and layout using these kit items....thanks Michelle:D


*please note....this template takes a few minutes to "publish to images" so please give it time when using, something to do with the layering/zooming of the paper-scraps I think.

10-23-2009, 09:07 AM
WendyG love your template. Beautiful.

Everyone is being so creative. I have always loved seeing how such a few things will do so many different things with your imagination and creativity but with v2 it is really expanded even more. Wondeful!!!!

I have not been able to participate in this challenge but have loved watching and seeing and learning from everyone else.

Great challenge!

10-23-2009, 09:18 AM
Wendy...love your layout....Very cool...One thing you forgot was to tell everyone something about yourself that we probably don't know about you...So confess...lol...Again, lovely template...Thanks...

KP...what is stopping you from joining? We would love to see what you can come up with...<wink> :D

10-23-2009, 10:51 AM
I figured I should make a page for my own challenge...LMBO!! Besides I was forced to do this by a certain someone...Hmmmm...Ok, I won't tell, but here it is...
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/My-Challenge-week-4-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36309)

Week 1....Used the purple background for the swirl shape and the vanilla paper for the butterfly shape.'

Week 2...Background paper and spring.

Week 3...heart and pearl(recolored)...

Week 4...Metal frame and Folder shape

10-23-2009, 12:20 PM
Wow - all of your pages are so beautiful :)

I used ScrapbookMax this time and I discovered that I like it :o

Here's mine:

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Groove_October_Challenge-jabi2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36310)

Week 1. stamp and light pink paper
Week 2. butterflies and pink dings
Week 3. background paper and scene
Week 4. metal frame and heart

I didn't recolored anything :p

10-23-2009, 09:35 PM
great layout jabi.....and welcome to another addiction in your life LOL..tada the scrapbook max program it reels you in hook line and sinker....I nearly always use this program now for putting my pages together.

10-24-2009, 12:23 AM
Hope I got everything you wanted Michelle for the challenge!

Week 1 - Lace under heartcharms-changed color, frame over pic is stamp shape inverted, used week 4 background color as paper. Week 2 - Butterfly & bow - changed color on both. Week 3 - Heart charms, paper scrap changed to green, used as ribbon for text, pearl changed to green, placed under purple stamp. Week 4 - Background, filetemp behind pic using lavendar paper, floral swirl, bkgrd used as paper and shaped w/stamp shape.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/twp-Wolvsie_s-Challenge-2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36326)

10-24-2009, 09:29 AM
Here's mine. I don't take good pictures.
What I used:
Week 1- Flowers, lace,shape and bg
Week 2- Bow, shape and bg
Week 3- Brad,heart and bg
Week 4- Swirly frame

Recoloured bg(week 3), brad (week 3) swirly(week 4)
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/The-Groove-007-October2009-7.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36331)

10-24-2009, 10:05 AM
jabi....I am so glad you are liking this program...I told you that it was awesome...lol...and with this new one, you can make your own stuff too...<wink> Lovely page..and I love that photo....We have a lot in common...:D

Susie...You did a great job on your page...Your mojo is running 100%, so please stop worrying...<wink> I find yoru page very creative! :)

Val....First off, you take wonderful photo's...I found your photo adorable...Love the neclace too... Your layout on the other hand, is gorgeous...Love how you did everything!

From the gallery...poppabob posted this under my layout...
Very nice Michelle. I have a gallon or two around and a roller with your name on it! What kind of music do you like? :;):
Thank you!!!! As far as the rollers, you can leave them where you currently are keeping them...lol...I just got done doing a room...<wink> So it might be awhile...Unless you want some stenciling or borders done...lol...Then I'm your lady...:D As far as music, I love all kinds, depending on my mood...My favorite kinds have to tell a story...I can't stand rap or hard smashing rock where you can't understand a thing...To me, that is not a song, just noise...lol...(Just my opinion of course)...Country, gospel, easy listening, oldies and some 80's are what I listen to most.... There is a song I wrote for my boys and had a friend put it to music and sing it for me...You can listen to it HERE (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15208)....I posted it in the forum here for all my friends opinion...Check it out....Thanks for asking...

10-24-2009, 11:40 AM
Here is my first entry for this week and the items that I used:

Kit 1 - Background (color adjusted) and the flowers (colors adjusted)
Kit 2 - Template 3 (colors adjusted)and the wire
Kit 3 - The heart charm (color adjusted) and the pearl (color adjusted)
Kit 4 - The border is a background with a shape inversion, the metal frame
and the floral embie
*Note* I also changed the shadow color

Something about me: I won a position in the Texas All-State Choir and later received a singing scholarship to Bible College for the group, Psallousi Sound, later starting my own group, Master Control. I now help lead worship in my church and have recorded a CD.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Oct_09_Groove_Challenge_-_Singing1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36335)

10-24-2009, 05:27 PM
Val You Do Take Beautiful Pictures and Your LayOut is Perfect!!!! Wanna Come to Texas?

10-25-2009, 04:07 AM
Here's mine. Know the requirements stated 'only one photo of yourself'; however, it did not say that it could not include anyone else, so hope this photo is OK for the challenge. Walking my daughter down the aisle was a special day for me too as I had been both Mother and Father to her since she was 9 years old.

wk 1 paper recolored for photo matting and for background
cluster recolored
wk2 bow recolored
butterfly recolored
wk3 heart, removed loop
shape for photo matting
paper for border used photo effects on it to change
stitches shape using paper from wk1
string, lightened
wk4 vines recolored
heart cluster


http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/DownTheAisle_1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36349)

10-25-2009, 12:29 PM
What a special memorable moment. Love this layout and picture. Awesome job.:D

10-25-2009, 01:12 PM
lemonade...That is awesome! You keep up the great work you are doing...I loved your layout and your hair in that photo....WOW...:D

maureen...Beautiful layout!!!! You have a beautiful daughter and I love that picture of you too...you look so snazy!!! <wink>

10-26-2009, 06:31 AM
Here is my entry for the week.

Week 1--Pin, Photo Paper recolored

Week 2-- Bows, Star Template

Week 3--String, hearts and Blue paper for background

Week 4--Floral Swirl in Corner, shapes made from scraps-recolored, tag, metal frame, clip

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Miscellaneous_-_WKLY4OCTGROOVE.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36367)

10-26-2009, 06:55 AM
Here is my LO, Hope not too Late, I Have been BUSY!!!!
Heres what I used:
1st Week Stuff-Heart, Flowers, Tag, and Checkered background used with a Shape.(Color Changed)
2nd Week Stuff-Bow, Butterfly, and Shape (Color Changed)
3rd Week Stuff-Pearl and Stitch shape (Color Changed)
4th Week Stuff- Background, Floral Swirl, Heart, and Frame (Color Changed)
(I changed the colors to go with the Purples and Greens of Back ground.)
Hope I got everything!!!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/Octgroove8-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36370)

10-26-2009, 09:39 AM
great alyout Kimmy and congratulations on being a soon-to-be- grammy. you will love it, I don't think there is anything better.

10-26-2009, 10:17 AM
dillie....Great layout..I had no clue you liked all them sports...So cool! Where is that pic taken? Was that taken on a bus or in some kind of a camper? I am stumped...lol...

Kimmy...No you are not too late...You have until Wed...<wink> I am not trying to pick, and maybe I am thinking it is something else...But do you like to "sew" or is it suppose to be "sow"? Cuz, if it is sew...I too, LOVE IT!!! You layout is great, and I love your photo...You are very pretty...:D

10-26-2009, 10:54 AM
Picture was taken on the train, after picking up my Mom and 2 sisters from the Atlanta Airport, last week. They flew in last Wed---We had such a great visit. They left yesterday and I am going through "missing them" withdrawals today. :D:D

10-26-2009, 02:43 PM
Sow!!! Kick Your Heels Up, dig in the Mud, and See What comes Up!! LOL!!!! O Ya and Sew Too!!! But Sow seeds of Happiness is MOST IMPORTANT!!!!

10-26-2009, 04:33 PM
LMBO!!!!!!! Your too funny doll....:D

10-27-2009, 11:37 AM
Kimmy...No you are not too late...You have until Wed...<wink> I am not trying to pick, and maybe I am thinking it is something else...But do you like to "sew" or is it suppose to be "sow"? Cuz, if it is sew...I too, LOVE IT!!! You layout is great, and I love your photo...You are very pretty...:D

Too funny! Congrats, Kimmy on soon being a Granny!

10-28-2009, 09:35 AM
Woop! Don't add a picture to this forum when you are half asleep. I thought I posted this last night, but it isn't here. Here is my second try.

Can I join Kimmy in being a late entry but still eager to participate? We had a month filled with birthdays and anniversaries and this was the first chance I had to create. My children now have orders to procreate at any other time EXCEPT October. The next baby is scheduled for June '10. They got the message.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2768/wcw-Groove-Oct09-age1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/36393)

10-28-2009, 09:58 AM
Love the photo....and grannywin, your just in time...<wink> Thanks for participating!

Just so you all are aware...Later today is the last of this month's contest...
The winner will be announced in the morning...

I want to thank the Groove for allowing me to do this month's challenge...sure enjoyed it...I will be leaving town on Friday and coming back on Monday...This doesn't mean you can't show off a page while I'm gone...<wink> :D

10-28-2009, 08:34 PM
Alrighty everyone.....The winner has been picked and sent in to MAX for approval...Good luck all!!!!!!! Sleep tight!!! :D Winner will be announced in the morning...thanks again for playing along and joining in...((HUGS))

10-29-2009, 10:02 AM
Congrats to all the participants this week...You all did a wonderful job with your layouts...I am hoping you all had fun doing them too...<wink>

This winner for this week is: Makeyesup

You will get a PM about your download for the software...((HUGS))

Thanks for playing!!!!!

10-29-2009, 10:34 AM
Congratulations Makeyesup!! :D

Yes, I for one had a great time with this challenge and thank you Michelle, for all the great freebies, this month and for keeping the challenge FUN :D

Looking forward to more challenges. :)


10-29-2009, 02:19 PM
Ditto on the great fun had, this month! The freebies were all great and inspiring! Thank you!!

And, congratulations to Makeyesup!!! Enjoy!! :)

10-29-2009, 03:21 PM
Congratulations Makeyesup!! :D :D

10-30-2009, 06:21 AM
Congratulations to Makeyesup!!! YIPPIE!!

10-30-2009, 07:07 AM
Congratulations Makeyesup

10-30-2009, 10:25 AM
Congratulations Makeyesup!!

10-30-2009, 12:50 PM
Congratulations Makeyesup!!