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    Default The Groove February 2012 Freebie Challenge

    Welcome to The Groove's Monthly Freebie Challenge!

    Each month, we feature a great freebie mini-kit and a scrapbooking challenge.

    All you need to do is download the freebie to make your challenge pages. Then, create a layout (or layouts) that steps up to the challenge, upload it to the

    Groove Newsletter Challenges gallery and post a link to your layout in a reply to this thread.

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

    Michelle's Challenge:

    This month is all about love, romance, anniversaries, and spending time with your sweeties. Using my free mini kit (made to match my Love Me Kit and Templates), we are going to make a layout to show off some of those moments. (The mini kit is broken up into two .zip files, attached. Download, extract the folders, and then drag and drop the images into Scrapbook MAX! to use in your pages.)

    You will notice that most of the items are grey-scaled, there is a reason for this! I want you to practice your "colorization" skills in Scrapbook MAX! using my color swatch (included in my freebie kit) as your guideline.

    To recolor the embellishments, drag them into Scrapbook MAX! and add to the page as an Embellishment. Double-click on the embie, then choose the Advanced tab on the Embellishment Properties. There, you can adjust Saturation, Hue and Lightness to recolor. For the backgrounds, do the same thing except this time add the background papers to your page as Paper Scraps (this will allow you to recolor them in the same way that you did with embellishments). For a details Tutorial on how to colorize, please click here.

    Use ONLY the items in my mini. You are able to make your own items as well from the backgrounds or elements. (For example, use a background and a shape to make a frame, etc). Donít hesitate to give your creations away so our community members can use them as well. All items must match the color palette. Upload your layout to the Designerís section in the Gallery, then upload it in this thread.

    By the way, it would be great to see captions that match the color swatch as well! To recolor caption text, choose Object > Caption or click on the Caption icon in the menu. On the caption properties box, choose the color picker. At the bottom of the color picker, select More Colors. This turns your cursor into an eye-dropper. You can move the eye-dropper onto an item on your page that you want to color-match your text to. So, be sure that you've added the swatch to your page (you can always delete it from your page after), and match away! For a detailed Tutorial on how to use the color-picker, please click here.

    Remember, have fun and donít hesitate to ask questions if you need helpÖ that's part of the fun and learning of a scrapbook challenge!

    * * * *
    Be sure to check out the Feburary 2012 issue of The Groove. Get inspired to join a challenge, and find all the details about our new official Facebook Page, with more scrapbooking fun than ever!
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    He he - I'm first. LOL. A fun challenging challenge but here is my result with some help from Shapes. Just love using them and they can really add a lot to a layout.
    Thanks Michelle for another great challenge this month. Hugs
    For Credits - Please click image. Cheers
    Last edited by Carena; 02-01-2012 at 04:19 PM.
    Kind wishes from Carena
    Scrapbook Max Digital Designer
    Visit me in the store Here also grab my blinkie if you wish.

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    Nice page Carena!
    Great challenge Michelle!

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    Ok hope I did everything right here.

    I love using shapes too Carena!! So the hearts are made, using one of Carenas shapes.
    I made the white dangly bits hanging from the flowers on the frame by using the ribbon text and putting in stars * and this thing ~ lol do you love my use of terms!!
    I used photoshop to made the words covered by the background paper.
    And that is a picture of my hubby and me 11 years ago!
    So I hope it is all in accord with the rules.


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    I am not sure if this is where I should post this. But how do you link to the layout gallery(in this case the challenge gallery) after you have uploaded to the gallery.
    Tweety

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    Tweety - in the gallery area there are links at bottom of page - I think if you copy and paste the 2nd link LINKED IMAGE - will not only add layout to the thread but also link to gallery. Hugs
    Kind wishes from Carena
    Scrapbook Max Digital Designer
    Visit me in the store Here also grab my blinkie if you wish.

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    Here's mine:
    L love the shapes too!


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    Hey, I am not too sure why it looks blurry here.

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    here's another

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