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02-01-2010, 10:32 AM
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 the Groove Newsletter Challenges gallery (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/2808) and post a link to your layout in a reply to this thread!

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

This month, designer Diana Carmichael has shared a beautiful kit with regal red and purple tones (perfect for Valentine's layouts, by the way!)

Diana's challenge:

Using at least three (3) of the freebie kit items, scrap a layout using at least one of the following titles:

Funky Love
Love Is _____ (you fill in the blank)
Color The World With Love
How Do I Love Thee? (tell us the ways!)

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Be sure to check out the February 2010 issue of The Groove (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/newsletter/2010/02/the-groove-february-2010/). You'll find layouts made using Scrapbook MAX! 2.0, an awesome deal on the new Forever Love Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0, and more!

Happy Scrapping!
from The Groove

02-01-2010, 01:48 PM
Woo-hoo! I get to do the LOVE month! :D {btw, orange and purplish/pinkish... couldn't decide what that was, LOL! *wink*}

I have some EXTRAS for you, too!

A few embellishments, in zip file below {so you can just add them to the embellishment folder of the above smb file}... and a template made with some of the freebies that you can go here to download (http://www.4shared.com/file/213221150/f45099e9/DCA_The-Groove-February2010-Fr.html). Enjoy! :D

Extras preview first... template preview second. I've also included the pallete for those who want to use it for matching.

Show us the LOVE with your challenge entries!

02-01-2010, 07:45 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Challenges_-_Feb_challenge.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38247-febraury-challenge.html)
I will get around to posting a more traditional 'Love' shot, but I HAD to post this one!! OMG, was I mad!(for about five seconds then had to hide my face from them so they wouldn't see me laughing!)
Thanks for the kit Diana! I had fun with it :)

02-02-2010, 01:23 AM
Could someone please help me. I have been trying to download the last two months freebie challenges, but they dont seem to be working. Can you tell me step by step how to download them.
Thanks in advance

02-02-2010, 05:14 PM
Click the link, click open, when finished it will ask permission to install, click ok. Open SBM, Create a new blank page, look in embellishent (Flower on tool bar) find the freebie folder, Scrap!!! (This is how mine works, I have vista)

02-02-2010, 05:16 PM
I can see why your LOVE was Tested!!!! ROTFLMBO!!!!!! The Vacuum was tested Tooooo!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

02-03-2010, 02:13 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/february-001-Page-2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38253-february-challenge2.html)

i'm officially addicted!

02-03-2010, 02:16 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/february-000-Page-11.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38252-february-challenge.html)

i can't stop scrapping...

02-03-2010, 02:57 PM
Told ya so Kosinsky!! Great LO's :) Who's Ryder kissing anyways?

02-04-2010, 08:11 AM
a girl from daycare. thanks for getting me addicted:) your brother would like to throw my comp out the window!!

02-04-2010, 12:47 PM
ROTFL!! Don't you dare let him toss your pc out the window! We like to keep our SBM addicts... muuuuwwwaahahahahahaha!

GREAT layouts everyone!! You have ALL done such AWESOME pages for this challenge so far!!

Keep the LOVE coming!! We are so LOVIN' it!! :D

02-04-2010, 01:06 PM
Yeah Don too :) oh well. KimmyAnn made a good point.. at least we're not out spending money!! :)

02-04-2010, 03:01 PM
Here is mine for this challenge. We went to Chuckie Cheeses with the grandkids.
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/SBMgrooveFEB2010-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38284-groove-challenge.html)

02-04-2010, 08:49 PM
Gotta Love My Cat

Thanks Diana for this beautiful kit....Love the colors!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/My_Scrapbook_-_dillie.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38291-love-my-cat.html)

02-06-2010, 05:11 PM
Kelly, did you pass the addiction on? Now her computer is in Danger!!!! We don't have to go Shop, we scrap and (Not Shop) Expand our Gallery all in one Place!!!....lol

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/FebGrooveChallengeKAW-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38337-squeakyampbubba.html)

02-06-2010, 08:23 PM
HAHAHAHA......Ya'll use to see Lots of Fish Pictures, now it will be Khloie Pictures!!!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/FebGrooveChallengeKAW-002-Page-3.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38338-color-the-world-wlove.html)

02-07-2010, 09:15 AM
Diana, I Think I Love These Colors!!!!...... Can You Tell? (Having Flash Backs to "Happy"!!!)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/FebGrooveChallengeKAW-004-Page-5.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38339-smiles-of-babes.html)

02-07-2010, 05:00 PM
Thanks again Diana for this awesome kit...

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/My_Special_Scrapbook_-_twins.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38345-the-twins.html)

02-08-2010, 04:33 PM
LOL Kimmyann! Yes, I remember the "Happy" happiness you had. ;) I love the bright colors, too... so nice in the midst of this icy frozen mess of a winter, don't you think? LOL!

My kitty here says *meow* to all the kitty pages :)

You guys are all so ingenious and creative with your pages -- I'm seein' ideas here I would never have thought of! GREAT JOB so far, everyone!! LOVIN' this challenge!!

By the way, did I mention that everyone who joins in on this challenge will receive *a little something extra* at the end of the month from me? No? Well, there you have it... I mentioned it. :D

Keep the LOVE comin'!

02-11-2010, 11:37 AM
Not sure that this one is finished, may change my mind yet.
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Groove-January-2010-007-Page-7.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38393-laurie-and-thumper.html)

02-11-2010, 01:20 PM
Awesome, Val!! LOVE that green!

*chuckling* Bunny is soooooooooo cute and fashionable!! LOVE it!!

02-17-2010, 09:04 PM
Second layout. My sister#2 and her husband. Credits in gallery.
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Groove-January-2010-008-Jim-_-Laurie.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38473-groove-january-2010-008-jimlaurie.html)

02-17-2010, 11:49 PM
Oh Val, that's just too cute! GREAT job on this page!! :D

Hey ya'll! Only 10 more days on this challenge... and remember there will be an extra something at the end of the month for everyone who joins in by making a layout following the challenge rules! {see the beginning of this thread}

Show us your LOVE!!

02-18-2010, 05:27 PM
hi this is my LO using Diana's kit - gorgeous papers and embellishments! im going to have to take some photos to suit these so i can use them in colour too!
did mine a bit different - changed the colours to grey/black/white shades. full info in the gallery!



02-19-2010, 12:38 AM
sorry, i redid this page and cant delete the previous post ...

Love Is Moments Like These


02-19-2010, 12:52 AM
A mother's love has a myriad of facets. . . yet the beauty and strength of a mother's love is something that will always amaze me. . . Every mother is truly God's gift and ongoing inspiration to her child . . .http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/try-000-The-Groove-Feb-2010b.jpg

02-19-2010, 10:33 AM
Ohhhh Megan, that's AWESOME how you did your page in black and white, VERY NICE! I'm partial to B/W layouts myself!

Oh yes, Daydreamer... GREAT page! I can remember those same times when my own boys were little! Can't say I miss it all that much, though, LOL!

AWESOME layouts! I can feel the LOVE! :D

02-20-2010, 03:36 AM
KELLY, I haven't been over to this site for along time but I had to comment on your LO. When my kids were small they did the same thing, too. It was in a small room & the room was completely filled with 'snow'!. I wish I had taken pictures. Your kids will treasure this LO in the future & have fun memories.

02-20-2010, 08:20 AM
I just had to take the picture - but it kind of de-emphisized my 'mad face' - how do you keep a mad face and tell them what they did was wrong, and take pictures at the same time!! ha ha - it was priceless. I told them that I was taking pictures to show their mom when she came to pick them up - only one of the kids in the picture was mine, the other two are neighbors! Little rats! :) But yeah, I'm glad I had my camera handy!!

02-20-2010, 11:13 AM
My father and I often read poetry together when I was growing up and this beautiful poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a favourite of ours. I cannot help but think of thim whenever I read it and so I dedicate my page to my darling dad. The poem on the right is one I wrote a few years ago, when I was remembering my dad on his birthday.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/How_Do_I_Love_Thee.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38503-how-do-i-love-thee-.html)

Blessings - FS xx

ps I'm afraid the upload hasn't given a very clear image of the text, but on the original its fine.

02-20-2010, 06:33 PM
FS - that is beautiful! The words are really wonderful. Great LO.

02-21-2010, 08:16 AM
Another LO

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/FebGrooveChallengeKAW-004-Page-2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38512-love-is.html)

02-21-2010, 08:21 AM
I Think I forgot to Add this one the the Thread?

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/FebGrooveChallengeKAW-003-Page-4.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38502-baby-kisses.html)

02-21-2010, 11:23 AM

I couldn't resist another go with this one, love is my favourite topic! So here's my husband enjoying the love: our granddaughter sleeping on our son, our son sleeping on his dad. I just love to see them together.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Love-Is1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p38514-love-is.html)

Blessings - FS xx

02-21-2010, 04:46 PM
Ohhhh FS the one of your dad is so WONDERFUL!! {Sometimes uploaded images end up that way... they lose something in the transition *sigh*) I can read enough of the poem to know it's an beautiful tribute to your dad! LOVE it! And LOVE that you gave it the neutral browns!

LOL! This be the thread for all the grandbaby photos, huh! Each and every one is simply PRECIOUS!

GREAT JOB on all your layouts!! Such LOVE abounds in here!