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11-01-2010, 04:44 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 to make your challenge pages in Scrapbook MAX!. Then, create a layout (or layouts) 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 Katie Castillo has shared an adorable 5 x7 brag book page based on her scrumptious "Applelicious" line of designs.

The Challenge:

Make 3 layouts with Katie's freebie page.

For the first page, pop in the perfect photos, but don't change anything else (you can add journaling if you wish).
For the second page, using the same photos, rearrange the embellishments and other elements to layout the page in a different way.
For your third page, choose new photos, and alter the colors of the page (you can rearrange the items on this one or leave Katie's layout intact).

NOTE: This freebie requires Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 digital scrapbooking software to work. Simply download the file, and then double-click on the saved file to import it into Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. If you don't have Scrapbook MAX! 2.0, you can use the freebie in the free 30 day trial version of the software. Visit this page for free trial download instructions: http://www.scrapbookmax.com/download-free-trial/

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Be sure to check out the November 2010 issue of The Groove (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/2010/11/the-groove-november-2010/). You'll find blue-toned layouts that will inspire all of your emotions (and pages!). There's also a coupon on featured kits, and much more!

11-02-2010, 12:45 AM
OOOH, this sounds like fun . . . Can't wait to get scrapping :)

11-02-2010, 07:00 AM
Slightly confused since the instructions state perfect photo; however, the template has openings for 3 photos. Did we get the right template?

11-02-2010, 09:39 AM
Good catch! I've gone back and added "s"s where they should have been - please choose a photo for each of the placeholders, and follow the challenge instructions as corrected in the first post.

Thanks - and have fun!
Karin :)

11-02-2010, 01:25 PM
OK~ I have done my page. How do I attach it so that I can share it with everyone?

11-02-2010, 03:59 PM
I posted my pages as an album. I think I just figured out how to post them here.;)

11-02-2010, 07:37 PM
This was fun AND challenging! Thank you!! I put my pages in as the large images. If you would rather I bring them down to the thumbnails just let me know. Wasn't sure how you wanted them entered in.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Oct_09_Groove_Challenge_-_Groove-Nov_pg_1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43226-november-groovepg1.html)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Oct_09_Groove_Challenge_-_Groove-Nov_pg_2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43228-november-groovepg2.html)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Oct_09_Groove_Challenge_-_Groove-Nov_pg_3.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43230-november-groovepg3.html)

11-03-2010, 05:50 AM
I'm loving the layouts so far and couldn't wait to play, so forgive me for only posting my first 2 . . . I'll be back with the third just as soon as it's done :)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/201011_SBM_-_Groove1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43234-tygerberg-zoo2004-2f10-2f03.html)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/201011_SBM_-_Groove2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43236-tygerberg-zoo2004-2f10-2f03.html)

11-03-2010, 01:53 PM
Ok, I'm back with my step 3 . . . I took these pics on Sat at my brother's birthday braai . . .
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/201011_SBM_-_Groove3.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43240-my-brother-at-his-birthday-braai2830-2f10-2f2010-29.html)

11-03-2010, 03:13 PM
Love 'em all...so much fun!!!!!

SBM Diane
11-04-2010, 09:21 AM

11-05-2010, 10:45 AM
Here is the First Page with just Pictures added
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Nov10GrooveKAW-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43248-khloie-8-1-2f2-months-old.html)

I Moved things around on this one
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Nov10GrooveKAW-001-Page-2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43249-khloie-8-1-2f2-months-old.html)

Changed Colors, Pictures, and Did some minor changes to the first one
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Nov10GrooveKAW-002-Page-3.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43250-khloie-8-1-2f2-months-old.html)

11-06-2010, 02:40 AM
Great photos everyone.

11-06-2010, 02:47 AM
Super jobs everyone, love looking at transition layouts.

11-06-2010, 04:45 PM
Here's my three.
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Groove-005-November-a.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43266-groove-005-november-a.html)
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Groove-006-November-b.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43267-groove-006-november-b.html)
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Groove-007-November-c.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43268-groove-007-november-c.html)

11-06-2010, 05:14 PM

Our daughter, JennyLee, is an art history major and has the opportunity to travel the world so I featured her in this month's challenge. She is a unique individual in her own right.

11-06-2010, 05:17 PM
I love the colors you chose for the last page. Adorable.

11-07-2010, 11:33 AM
Here is my try at this challenge.
http://http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/layout_1_-_Page_1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/member-galleries/p43281-layout-1page-1.html)
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/November_groove_challenge_pg_2_-_Page_5.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/member-galleries/p43278-november-groove-challenge-pg-2page-5.html)
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/november_groove_3_-_Page_1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/member-galleries/p43283-november-groove-3page-1.html)

11-07-2010, 11:34 AM
oops here is page 2
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/November_groove_challenge_pg_2_-_Page_5.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/member-galleries/p43278-november-groove-challenge-pg-2page-5.html)

11-07-2010, 12:53 PM
Great Job Ya'll!!!! Love Them All..... Funny how Everyone can come up with something different, from the same LO, Hugh??

11-07-2010, 02:04 PM
Everyone has done such a fabulous job with this Challenge so far. Here's mine. My GD Ella when she was a baby.

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/SBM-Nov-Groove-Challenge-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/member-galleries/p43285-nov-groove-challenge.html)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/SBM-Nov-Groove-Challenge-001-Page-2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/member-galleries/p43286-nov-groove-challenge.html)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/SBM-Nov-Groove-Challenge-002-Page-3.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/member-galleries/p43287-nov-groove-challenge.html)

11-07-2010, 07:21 PM
It's so AWESOME looking at the results of this challenge - you get these two great layouts, and then PRESTO - a totally different take on the same theme! The variety is incredible, and it just goes to show that templates in Scrapbook MAX! (and the scrappers who use them! ;) ) are super creative, because of all the personal touches you can add in! Love it - keep 'em coming!

Karin :)

11-08-2010, 02:16 AM
I agree Karin, this challenge really shows how versatile even a single layout can be when unpacked, not to mention how awesome Max is letting us adjust colours and giving the embies a totally new look and feel. Great challenge & awesome layouts everyone!!

11-08-2010, 09:42 AM
Linda, I love the pics. How cute. Biker chick.

11-08-2010, 07:24 PM
Need some help, Im new in this... Ive just download the freebie but I cant use it?
Could some one help me and tell me what can I do?

11-08-2010, 07:59 PM
Page 1 - No alterations - just inserted photos.
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Novemeber-Apple-challenge-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43319-november-apple-challengepage-1.html)

Page 2 - Altered layout only - same photos.
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Novemeber-Apple-challenge-001-Page-2.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43320-november-apple-challengepage-2.html)

Page 3 - Altered layout and adjusted colours of all elements. Different photos used.
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Novemeber-Apple-challenge-002-Page-3.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43321-november-apple-challengepage-3.html)

I really enjoyed this challenge and had fun doing it :) Thanks!

11-08-2010, 08:52 PM
Awesome pages Edina. OUtstanding work.

Cecelia, The file should have imported as a template. When you opem up Max, select the first button on the left - Open a New Scrapbook. Scroll through the templates until you find this one.

Good luck.

11-10-2010, 12:58 PM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2808/Applelicious-1-000-Page-11.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43351-applelicious-1-000-page-11.html)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2872/Applelicious-2-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/grandchildren/p43349-applelicious-2-000-page-1.html)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2872/Applelicious-3-000-Page-1.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/grandchildren/p43350-applelicious-3-000-page-1.html)

I have probably just done this the most long winded way but I have done it.

tin tin
11-11-2010, 10:20 AM
Thanks Katie Castello - this was fun. My second challenge ever!!!

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2809/apple_picking_2010.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/design-team-challenges/p43362-applelicious-brag-bag.html)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2809/apple_picking_20101.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/design-team-challenges/p43363-applelicious-brag-bag.html)

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/2809/apple_picking_2010_sis.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/design-team-challenges/p43364-applelicious-brag-bag.html)

11-11-2010, 05:47 PM
Molly and Tin Tin, I love what you did with your pages. Awesome work. Welcome, also. It is great to have you both join us. Hugs

11-12-2010, 09:07 PM
anyone can join?

hi all, im newbie here. :) its fun to see all of the scrapbook. ;)

11-13-2010, 04:38 AM
Everyone is doing an awesome job with this template and the changes.

11-13-2010, 05:15 AM
Yes Sukie!!! Jump on in, the More the Better!!! Just remember HAVE FUN WITH IT!!!

11-13-2010, 02:53 PM
All these layouts are stunning!! Just love all the variety & shades of recolouring!

11-14-2010, 01:43 AM
http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/My-Scrapbook-001-Page-226.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/member-galleries/p43410-my-scrapbook-001-page-226.html)http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/My-Scrapbook-000-Page-176.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/member-galleries/p43409-my-scrapbook-000-page-176.html)http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/data/500/My-Scrapbook-002-Page-323.jpg (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/member-galleries/p43411-my-scrapbook-002-page-323.html)

11-16-2010, 11:56 AM
Loving the creativity shown in this challenge!

pmeparker96 - what a cool choice to go neutral for your third layout! It really works with the photos you've chosen.

Love seeing a nice mix of "veteran" and "newbie" scrappers to our community participating. Challenges (and freebies!) are fun, aren't they?

Great job!

Karin :)

11-18-2010, 08:58 AM
Great layouts from everyone, tough job with all the elements and the recoloring.

Here's mine:

Layout 1 Beach Fun 1 (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43458-beach-fun-1.html)


Layout 2 Beach Fun 2 (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43456-beach-fun-2.html)


Layout 3 Pool Fun (http://www.scrapbookmax.com/gallery/groove-newsletter-challenges/p43460-pool-fun.html)


Now to do a lot of resizing to make these 8x8 for my GD's books.

11-28-2010, 07:42 AM
Thank you for the freebie. Haven't scrapped for a while. This was a fun challenge.345343453334535

11-28-2010, 08:40 AM
I love all of the different versions of this Challenge. Everyone has done such an awesome job.

12-01-2010, 12:09 AM
I am very new to digital scrapbooking. In fact, I just downloaded the trial version this morning and saw this challenge and thought what a great way to get started. This was SO MUCH FUN and EASY!!! I can tell this can be very addicting LOL. Using the software was easy, now I just hope I can post my pages.