View Full Version : The Groove August 2010 Monthly Freebie Challenge

08-01-2010, 10:44 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, save it, and double-click on it to import the elements into Scrapbook MAX!. Then, 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 Fiona Storey has shared an elegant freebie kit that she is inviting you to use with your heritage photos.

The Challenge:

Here's Fiona's challenge:

Using at least ONE background and FOUR items from the mini kit you are to scrap your heritage photos. Photos MUST be taken prior to 1970, and your page must have something on it that depicts the date, be that a title, numbers or an item that depicts the era...Have fun!

NOTE: The backgrounds will import to Page >Settings in Scrapbook MAX!. Go there, then click on Background Image and Select to navigate to the freebie background folder. Embellishments will import to Object > Embellishments.

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Be sure to check out the August 2010 issue of The Groove (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/2010/08/the-groove-august-2010/). You'll find inspiring "challenge layouts" made by Scrapbook MAX! community members, a discount coupon code on featured kits, and of course - scrapbook inspiration!

08-01-2010, 02:57 PM
hope everyone enjoys the kit and challenge :)

08-01-2010, 03:16 PM
This looks like a lovely Challenge. Who would have known that I have fallen into the "Heritage" category. Thanks Fiona for making me feel old today. rofl....

08-01-2010, 05:44 PM
I just may have a go at this one! Thanks Fi! xxoo

08-01-2010, 06:42 PM
lol linda....you are NOT old ....yet *winks*

looking forward to seeing your pages ladies :D

08-02-2010, 05:54 AM
Hi Fiona

My effort for the August Groove Challenge, hope I did it correctly. Thanks for the lovely freebie too.


08-02-2010, 06:01 AM
My second page for the challenge, thanks Fiona xo


08-02-2010, 08:10 AM
both pages are stunning aggie :)

08-02-2010, 08:24 AM
Wow - ditto!

And what a beautiful kit!

Karin :)

08-02-2010, 02:14 PM
Here's mine My ggrandmother
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Groove-000-August.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p41874--21898.html)

08-02-2010, 03:44 PM
wonderful page valerie xx

08-02-2010, 04:36 PM
Wow, aggie and val - great start. Not that you two put any pressure on the rest of us now ya know... lol I gotta get this old body busy..

08-02-2010, 07:26 PM
Here is my entry...it's been quite a while since I participated! Love the challenge!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Aug_Groove-GG_Wedding_Day.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p41878-august-groove-challengewedding-day.html)

08-02-2010, 07:42 PM
Lovely LO Lemonade.

08-02-2010, 08:05 PM
beautiful page lemonade :)

08-03-2010, 02:09 PM
Here's my page. Thanks for the challenge and the wonderful mini kit! :D

I did add a few more embies from Julie O's Memory Lane Kit. I never can get enough embies! LOL And a splash of brown from a fancy mat in SBM too!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2315/Aug10-Monthly-Challenge-SBM-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/challenges/p41885-aug-2010-challenge-page.html)

08-03-2010, 04:20 PM
Lovely layout fourfoxes. Great choices of embies.

08-03-2010, 04:59 PM
fabulous page foxy xxx

08-03-2010, 07:48 PM
Here is my second layout Beautiful mini kit
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Groove-001-august-2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p41889-great-aunt-martha-jull.html)

08-03-2010, 08:20 PM
Gorgeous Val. You are on a roll.

08-03-2010, 10:03 PM
My great-great grandparents - late 1890's.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/August-Groove-Challenge-000-Page-11.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/member-galleries/p41890-august-groove-challenge.html)

08-04-2010, 04:19 AM
Hi All

Not sure how to attach my scrapbook page to this thread, but heres the link:

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/My-Scrapbook-000-Page-174.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p41896-nanny-and-grandpas-wedding-day.html)

08-04-2010, 05:25 AM
MerryMum, your layout is wonderful. Nice job. So good to have you join us here. Hope to see more of your lovely work in our Challenges. Welcome and great job.

08-04-2010, 06:39 AM
Fabulous LO's ladies - great job xo

08-04-2010, 06:44 AM
My third page for the August Groove Challenge. Oh such elegance and youth aye!!!!


08-04-2010, 07:05 AM
Thank you, Fiona - gorgeous!

08-04-2010, 11:03 AM
I loved this challenge so much that I thought I would add a 2nd entry. this is my Mum and her twin sister when they were little girls.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/My-Scrapbook-001-Page-225.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p41899-the-twins.html)

08-04-2010, 02:55 PM
[QUOTE=scrappyaggie48;155864]My third page for the August Groove Challenge. Oh such elegance and youth aye!!!!

Yes, that's true Aggie and a wonderful l.o. too! :D

08-04-2010, 02:56 PM
Great layout merrymum! Adorable photo as well!

08-04-2010, 03:11 PM
what fabulous pages you are all making, love them all :)

08-04-2010, 04:10 PM
Wowzers this is such a great kit Fiona. So many gorgeous layouts popping up. Great work everyone. Stunning pages.

08-06-2010, 07:26 PM
Hey Ya'll!!!! I been Slacking....LOL Here is one For the Challenge. Congrats to everyone, who's Layouts Made the Groove Newsletter!!! YEAH!!!!

Everyone's LO are So Unique and AWESOME!!!! Great Job!!!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Aug10-GrooveKAW-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p41941-ronnie-and-jerry.html)

08-06-2010, 08:18 PM
Another LO....I have done this one before, but I like it...lol

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Aug10-GrooveKAW-001-Page-2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p41942-3rd-great-grand-parents28again-29.html)

08-07-2010, 10:13 AM
My mom and dad on their wedding day 1951.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/My_Special_Scrapbook_-_Page_29.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p41955-mom-and-dad-1951.html)

08-07-2010, 10:31 PM
Kimmyann and Dillie, awesome pages. Such great photos and the pages you both created showcase them so nicely.

08-08-2010, 07:38 AM
fabulous pages Kimmy & Dillie

it's wonderful to see how differently everyone uses the kit :D

08-08-2010, 12:18 PM
Bet y'all thought I wasn't coming to this party! How could I resist such a sweet temptation, I just love vintage! This is my paternal grandmother Amelia, when she was just sweet sixteen and then with her first child Charles.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/August-Groove-Challenge.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p41963-vintage-beauty.html)

Thanks for the gorgeous kit, Fiona, very pretty and I'm loving the lace. :)

Bright blessings - FS xx

08-08-2010, 03:42 PM
Glad you could make it FS. Awesome page.

08-12-2010, 02:33 PM
WOW ladies, these layouts and pics are awesome!!! We don't have many old pics, but here's one I dug out of my brother Fuad, when he was about a year old . . .
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/201008-SBM-Challenges-000-Groove.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p42075-fuad-age-1.html)

08-12-2010, 07:16 PM
brilliant pages everyone....i'm loving all the totally unique pages you are all designing :)

08-13-2010, 06:52 PM
Awesome layout Dreamer. I love the little riding toy. So unique. Your brother was a little cutie pie too. Well done my dear friend.

08-17-2010, 04:35 AM
Thanks Linda :) Don't you just love toddlers, especially when they're just starting to walk and a bit off balance still - still tryin to figure out just how their chubby little legs are supposed to keep them up . . . There's something truly precious about that stage :)

08-17-2010, 09:42 AM
Thanks Fiona for the lovely kit, it surely does work well with heritage photos.

Here's mine:

Sometimes Time Stands Still (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p42120-sometimes-time-stands-still.html)


08-18-2010, 06:29 AM
wonderful page :)

08-23-2010, 02:44 AM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/3-000-Page-16.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/member-galleries/p42194-3-000-page-16.html)

08-25-2010, 02:46 PM
Just had to pop in and see Fiona's challenge and here it is my FAVORITE theme! Shucks! Too bad my computer is down. Times are hard and I can't afford to get it fixed but thank goodness I can get online at work and tell you all how truly WONDERFUL your pages are! LOVE how you've all done something a little different with the kit and Fiona, this kit is perfect for this theme. Hope I will still be able to download it once my computer is back up. I just love the faded colors with heritage photos. Everyone pat yourselves on the back. You've done a great job with these!

08-26-2010, 02:52 AM
aww Mel, if the download doesn't work once you have your pc up and running just pm me and i'll send you a link to download it xx

Tenaes great page

08-26-2010, 06:21 PM
Thanks still learning!

09-01-2010, 04:34 PM
Thankyou to everyone who joined in with this challenge ...your pages were fabulous xxx