The Groove October 2008

Fall Fall Falling

A fabulous fall layout by pickngrin


In the Groove

Fall is truly a feast for the senses! Of course, there are the luscious colors – red, gold, orange. Then, there is the harvest to celebrate! You can’t help but think of mounds of pumpkins, squashes and all the awesome soups and stews just waiting to be prepared. Speaking of food, who can forget the fun of that favorite fall celebration, Halloween (check out this fun Halloween layout from jazzieal!)?

 Pumpkin Carving

“Pumpkin Carving” layout by jazzieal

In this issue of The Groove, we’re celebrating fall in all its golden glory. A special thanks to those who contributed layouts this month  – you’ve inspired us all to gather a great big pile of leaves and jump right in! Also, look below for a fab freebie and fun challenge from Diana Carmichael. Enjoy!


Colors of Autumn

Isn’t autumn a great time of year? Enjoy these layouts from kimbob and pkdoll that capture the richness, texture, and glorious colors of the season.


Autumn layout by kimbob

Paige Birthday

Paige’s Birthday layout by pkdoll


Scrapper Profile


 Agnes H., a.k.a. scrappieaggie48

Meet Agnes H., a.k.a. scrappieaggie48, a kind, creative, and friendly member of our online community. Get to know a thing or two about the wonderful Agnes H.!

Q – You have one word to describe yourself – go for it! (And then you can explain why you chose that word in a sentence or two!)
A – Tenacious – I always try to achieve especially in challenging  situatiions, I aim for a goal and keep at it until I succeed.
 Q – Other than digital scrapbooking, what are your hobbies?
A-  Reading, walking  & going to the movies.
Q – Who are the most common “subjects” of your scrapbook pages?
A -  Mainly family members, friends and of course my little cat Mia, and challenges that inspire me to try different aspects of scrapping.
Q – How did you get first “get into” digital scrapbooking?
A-   I have always been interested in publishing programs, then my cousin invited me  to attend a traditional scrapbooking  class. I went and purchased some materials to get me started.I only completed one project, but I was finding it was getting too expensive – so I then  googled scrapbooking programs and downloaded the SBM trial – the rest, as they say,is history!!!!!

Q – Where do you find the inspiration for your layouts?
A -  It depends on the photo and the theme I intend to use. Sometimes it comes together quickly and other times I have to have the brain work a little harder!!
Q – Can you share a useful Scrapbook MAX! tip – a feature of the program that you find especially useful?
A – The right click menu options.
Q – What’s your next scrapbook project?
A -  Birthday Projects – My  daughters 30th, my mothers 90th and  my 60th -  that is if I get my computer back from being fixed.  Am using my daughters laptop at the moment and having big time scrapping withdrawals!!!!
Q – Name your two favorite movies. Why are they special to you?
A – Little Women (because I received the book as a prize in my primary school years and always loved the story )Greyfriars Bobbie – I loved the  loyalty of  the little dog and also I visited Edinburgh  where his statue was and visited the cemetry where his master was buried.

Enjoy some of Agnes’ favorite layouts!

I Love You

Scraps Of My Life


Family Album


Agnes wanted us to share this special layout that she made to thank Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store designers for contributing freebies to our forums.

Designers Awards

We join Agnes in saying thank you to designers for their contributions, and to all those who generously share their digi scrapbooking creations with the rest of us!


It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane – It’s HALLOWEEN!

Who doesn’t love getting all dressed up for Halloween? It’s almost as much fun as the candy!

Need a costume idea for your little one (and inspiration for how to scrap the big night?) We love these adorable layouts featuring the cutest ladybug, superhero, and pumpkin we’ve ever seen!



Ladybug layout by lily6570



Superhero layout by naugle1


Happy Halloween

Little pumpkin layout by inspiredmommie


The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge!


Kansas Set 1

 This month’s freebie coordinates with Diana’s Kansas Kit!

The Freebie Part

Diana Carmichael has generously supplied a freebie collection of lovely elements to all our Groove readers, that coordinate with her Kansas kit. Find the freebies in our Groove Monthly Freebie thread!

The Challenge Part

Diana has issued this challenge based on her freebie collection:

Challenge for the mini-kit:
• Using at least FOUR (4) items from the mini-kit, create a layout emphasizing something about where YOU live that means a lot to you and tells WHY.
• The name of the PLACE (STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY, etc.) where you live must be included on the page (you do NOT have to give the city unless you want to do your layout specifically for your own area).
• You may use any additional elements, papers, photos, etc. of your choice.
• Post your layout(s) in this thread.
• Have Fun!

Discount Coupon For
October 2008 “Featured Kits”

Love Diana’s freebie mini-kit? Looking for similar themes?

This month, when you purchase any of Diana’s four Featured Kits (all pictured below), you’ll receive a discount for 10% off! Simply add any of the four Featured Kits to your cart until October 31, 2008, and type in the coupon code OCT-DCA to receive your 10% off discount (be sure to type in the code OCT-DCA exactly as shown).

Offer is good on new orders in the Featured Kits category only, until October 31, 2008. Coupon code must be used at the time of purchase and must be typed in exactly as shown. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Not Too Spooky

Not So Spooky Kit

 Ocean Breeze

Ocean Breeze Kit

Doggie Memories

Doggie Memories Template


Kansas Set 1

Kansas, Set 1


Autumn Serenity

This lovely layout by grannywin is a true celebration of the beauty and fun of the season.

Autumn Verse

 Autumn layout by grannywin

Booster Pack Store:

 New Releases

Have you been shopping lately? Dozens of new kits are added to the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store each month. Be sure to stop by and check out our awesome selection of embellishment kits and template sets, professionally-designed to work with Scrapbook MAX!.

Below is a small sample of some of new kits recently added to the store by various designers.


 Lavendar Romance

Crystal Longbrake – Lavender Romance Kit


Now Appearing

 Steve Russell – Now Appearing SBM Template


Boy Joys

Donna Thomas – Boy Joys Template


A BIG THANKS to all who submitted their fall-themed layouts! Though we couldn’t include them all, we sure enjoyed looking through them  – beautiful work, as always!

Look for the next issue of The Groove on November 1, 2008.
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