The Groove July 2011

4th of July

In the Groove

Happy Canada Day and 4th of July, and a big hooray for wherever you call home! July is a month of fun and celebration, and we hope you’ll enjoy kicking it off with The Groove!

In this issue, you’ll find layouts celebrating the spirit of “home”. You’ll also be challenged to make a home-town pride layout of your own, and be eligible to win one of three Mega Expansion Packs for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0!

Read on for news on the latest digital scrapbooking kits, and for fun scrapbooking inspiration!

O, Canada!

Canada Day is celebrated on July 1. This year, Canada is 144 years young! Here are two gorgeous red-and-white layouts. ValerieElaine gets into the spirit with a fireworks display, and Marion displays gifts she received from Canadian friends made in our very own Scrapbook MAX! community – how cool is that?

ValerieElaine - Canada

Marion - Canadian Gifts

4th of July – “Take Two!”

Happy 235, USA! Whether you’re celebrating with a town parade, a barbecue, or a gathering with family and friends, we hope you enjoy this special day! Does the layout below look familiar? Check out stangergirls’ 4th of July layout featured at the top of the newsletter and the second one below. She shows us how you can take the same favorite photo and use it in a completely different way, still getting spectacular results. It’s all about getting creative (and using a photo as many times as you want is the advantage of going digi!). Gorgeous!

stangergirls - 4th of July

Groove Layout Challenge – Spectacular Prizes!

Nanna Susie - Parade

July is a month of fun, celebrations and home-town pride! That’s why The Groove is challenging you to make a layout celebrating wherever it is you come from (Nanna Susie’s Parade layout above is great inspiration!)!

What makes your city, town or country special? Get creative, and make a layout to show off your special place. Then, post your layout in the Challenge Thread here (visit the thread for posting instructions).

Now here’s the super fun part – the names of three challenge participants will be drawn at random and each of these winners will get the Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 Mega Expansion Pack of their choice! (Please note that Mega Expansion Packs require Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software to work). You heard right – you can win a Mega Expansion Pack just for participating in this fun challenge!

SBMAX 2.0 Expansion Packs

What’s a Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 Expansion Pack? So glad you asked! :)

An Expansion Pack is a set of awesome digital scrapbooking kits and coordinating templates pack made by some of the top designers in the industry, exclusively for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. We currently have 8 different packs available (and counting!), including themes such as Birthday, Christmas, Baby, Family Heritage, and more! Each pack comes with at least 10 premium digital scrapbooking kits and 10 premium templates. You get over $100 worth of items in each pack, for only $19.95 per pack!

Learn more about our Expansion Pack collection – collect them all today!

**NEW RELEASES!** – Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates!

Great new kits are added to the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates 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! digital scrapbooking software.

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

Siobhan Kite - Pansy Pink Template

Get Siobahn’s Pansy Pink Template today!

Tropical Island Kit

Tropical Island Kit

Get Monja’s Tropical Island Kit today!

Carena Scott - Aussie Kit

Get Carena’s Aussie Kit today!

Deanne Gow-Smith - Jaded Blue Kit

Get Deanne’s Jaded Blue Kit today!

Look for next month’s issue of The Groove on August 1, 2011!

The Groove June 2011

Party by Michelle McCoy

In the Groove

Read on to learn how you can get over $100 worth of new birthday-themed digital scrapbooking content for only $14.95!! Throughout the issue, we showcase just a taste of all the incredible items included in this amazing new pack. Plus, learn about a freebie you can get just by signing up for the Scrapbook MAX! community, and a free software update for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 owners. We’ve also got a stunning freebie and challenge from designer Deanne Gow-Smith, and a fabulous offer on some of her elegant and creative designs. Don’t miss this issue!

NEW! Birthday Bash “Mega” Expansion Pack

Introducing the NEW! Birthday Bash Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. This fun, festive collection is absolutely bursting with birthday-themed digital scrapbooking kits and coordinating templates. Sold separately, you would pay over $100 for everything included. But during the month of June 2011, you can get it for the special introductory price of only $14.95 US by using the link below!

Click here to learn more, and to find the Buy Now button to get this fantastic price!

Birthday Bash includes ten premium digital scrapbooking kits and coordinating template sets. We’ve even included a special bonus embellishment set with over 65 bonus birthday items! . It’s perfect for scrapping anyone’s birthday, from 0-100! (And as Groove readers, you’re the first to hear!). If you know someone with a birthday :) – you’re going to want this pack! Offer ends June 30, 2011 – so be sure to hurry!

Special introductory pricing ends June 30, 2011. Use the special link to get this discount. Applies to new orders only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Birthday Bash requires Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software.

Free Software Update Available for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 Owners

For all those who own Scrapbook MAX! 2.0, we have just released a new free update that includes performance enhancements and a couple of fixes for minor bugs. Be sure to update your software by going to Help > Check For Update in the Scrapbook MAX! menu, and follow the prompts to get the patch.

Get into the Party Spirit

Check out these kits included in the new Birthday Bash Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0, and celebrate! Party (Michelle McCoy) is chock full of colorful papers and embies to make your birthday pages shine, and Numbers Up (Fiona Storey) includes super-cool number frames that you can fill with a “collage” of photos. Not only that, kits in this pack come with coordinating templates – “SURPRISE”!

Party

Numbers Up

It’s His Birthday!

Looking for kits and templates to scrap his birthday? Then look no further than Birthday Bash! With great content for male birthdays-whether he’s a brand new baby, little boy, teen, or forever young grandfather-you’ll find fantastic items to scrap with! These kits by Michelle McCoy and Fiona Storey.

His Day

Valiant Revelry

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The Groove June 2011 Freebie Challenge

Freebie Mini-Kit

Each month, a designer offers a great freebie mini-kit and issues a challenge. All you need to do is download the freebie, create a layout that steps up to the challenge, upload it to the Groove challenge category in the gallery, and post a link to your layout in a reply to the challenge thread!

This month, Scrapbook MAX! kit designer Deanne Gow-Smith is offering you a stunning freebie kit and challenging you to work on Father’s Day Theme. For all of the details please check out the June 2011 freebie challenge thread here.

June 2011 Featured Kits

Looking for kits with Deanne’s signature elegance? Here’s a few for your list, all found in our Featured Content section of the store! You can save 10% off these four featured kits by typing in the coupon code DGO-JUNE at checkout.

Melted Butter

Men Only

Stuart Green Tartan

Books N Learning

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Below are even MORE kits sets found in the new Birthday Bash Expansion Pack! (Click here to learn more about the pack and get an awesome discount price!)

It’s Her Birthday!

Whether you are scrapping a page for your little fairy princess or your beloved great-grandmother, the kits and templates included in Birthday Bash have fantastic design inspiration! For instance, you’ll love Birthday Fairy by Siobhan Kite, and Beautiful Birthday by Vicki Pasterik!

Birthday Fairy

Beautiful Birthday

You’re Invited!

We know you’re going to fall head over heels for this Card making set by Diana Carmichael! Birthday Bash includes a template and coordinating kit for making printed birthday invitations, birthday cards, and thank you cards.Complete with instructions, fold lines, and inserts this will make your original card-making crafts a snap! not only that, the template pages are fully editable, so you can tweak, re-color, add and subtract and use is again and again!

Cards

The Trendy Set!

This is the ideal kit and template set for scrapping teen and pre-teen birthdays, with fresh colours, hip design and fun embellishments (by Diana Carmichael – find it in Birthday Bash).

My Day

Every Party Needs a “Goody Bag!”

The Birthday Bash Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 is jam-packed with 10 premium birthday-themed kits and coordinating templates. But we know that no party is complete without a grab bag, so we’ve included a BONUS EMBELLISHMENT PACK with over 65 EXTRA BIRTHDAY ITEMS!. Learn more about Birthday Bash today!

Grab Bag Extras

Find out what’s included in Birthday Bash and get a great discount price here!

A Freebie With a Birthday Spirit!

Birthday Forum Freebie

In the spirit of celebrating birthdays, Scrapbook MAX! is offering anyone who is signed up in the Scrapbook MAX! online community this terrific new freebie embellishment kit by designer Michelle McCoy. It will be emailed to you on your birthday if you have included your birthdate in your forum profile. If you haven’t already, sign up for the community today – and if you have, all you need to do is wait for your special day to roll around!

Happy Wishes to One And All!

Valiant Revelry by Fiona Storey

Look for next month’s issue of The Groove on July 1, 2011!

The Groove May 2011

Fresh Spring Clusters - Carena Scott

Find Carena’s kit here

HUGE SALE on Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates!

This month when you shop in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store, you can save a whopping 25% off your order! All you need to do is select at least $10 worth of kits, then type in the special 25% off coupon code below. (Read on in The Groove for a tantalizing ‘taste’ of the store’s amazing selection of digital products!). This is a terrific time to purchase those kits you’ve had your eye on for a while, and to stock up on amazing scrapbooking content for upcoming events and occasions!

HOW TO SAVE

To get 25% off, simply shop in the Scrapbook MAX! store and fill your cart with at least $10 worth of kits and templates. Then, type in the coupon code STOCKUP exactly as shown in the Coupon Code field before checkout. 25% will be subtracted from your total, and you’ll get dazzling kits at a spectacular price!

NOTE: This offer is only available in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store on purchases of $10 or more (offer cannot be used on Scrapbook MAX! software, Scrapbook MAX! Software Bundles, or Scrapbook MAX! Mega Expansion Packs). Coupon code STOCKUP must be used at the time of purchase and be typed in exactly as shown in the Coupon Code field. Offer expires May 31, 2011 and applies to new purchases only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers.

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

Freebie Challenge - Michelle McCoy

Each month, a designer offers a great freebie mini-kit and issues a challenge. All you need to do is download the freebie, create a layout that steps up to the challenge, upload it to the Groove challenge category in the gallery, and post a link to your layout in a reply to the challenge thread!

This month, Scrapbook MAX! kit designer Michelle McCoy is offering you an absolutely amazing freebie kit and challenging you to work on Mother’s Day Theme. But there is an intriguing twist – Michelle will be sending you a secret bonus item to work with before the challenge actually beings. For all of the details please check out the May 2011 challenge thread here.

May 2011 Featured Kits

Looking for kits with Michelle’s signature style? Here’s a few for your list, all found in our Featured Content section of the store! Remember that you can save 25% off on orders of $10 or more when you shop in the store this month (details are above). It’s a great time to stock up on Michelle’s adorable designs!

Home Run Kit - Michelle McCoy

Fruity Pink Kit - Michelle McCoy

Summer Smiles II - Michelle McCoy

PlayTime Kit - Michelle McCoy

The Perfect Time To Stock Up on Fab Kits and Templates!

As scrappers, we know that every month of the year (make that every DAY of the year) offers an occasion to scrap. With this month’s amazing 25% off ‘STOCKUP’ SALE, now is the perfect time to gather the digital kits and templates you need to make your scrapbooks for the whole year round. Stock up for kits for Easter, Mother’s Day, summer holidays, Hallowe’en – even Christmas! – getting a great deal along the way. Below are just a few samples of the amazing items we have in the Scrapbook MAX! store. We have THOUSANDS of awesome kits and templates for endless scrapbooking fun!

Huntin' Eggs - Katie Castillo

Find this and other egg-cellent Easter kits to scrap your Easter memories!

4th of July - Monja Wessel

The fourth of July will be here before you know it! Find this and dozens of kits and templates for celebrating…

Melted Butter - Deanne Gow-Smith

Mmmmm…find this elegant template and many more that are ideal for scrapping gorgeous pages…

Raspberry Kit 2 - Siobhan Kite

If you’re looking for kits with a fresh and pretty feel, you’ll find this kit and more to suit your scrapbooking needs!

Naming Day Kit - Kirsten Smit

We have a kits for so many special occasions and events, you’re sure to find the perfect content for celebrating your special day. Find this naming day kit and others that will help you preserve your most cherished memories.

Look for next month’s issue of The Groove on June 1, 2011!

The Groove April 2011

Always Mum

From the new “Fresh As Spring” Expansion Pack – Always Mum by Siobhan Kite

In the Groove

Read on to learn how you can get over $100 worth of new digital scrapbooking content for only $14.95!! We’ve also got a delicious freebie and challenge from designer Katie Castillo, and a fabulous offer on some of her stunning designs. Packed with savings and spring inspiration, this is definitely an issue you don’t want to miss!

Introducing Fresh As Spring for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0

Introducing the NEW! Fresh As Spring Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. This amazing collection of spring-inspired digital scrapbooking kits and coordinating templates is sure to “freshen up” your scrapbook pages.

Fresh As Spring includes 360 spring-inspired embellishments, paper scraps and backgrounds, and 41 unique spring-themed template pages. Sold separately, you would pay over $100 for everything included. But during the month of April 2011, you can get it for the special introductory price of only $14.95 US using the special link below! (And as Groove readers, you’re the first to hear!). Offer ends April 30, 2011 – so be sure to hurry!

Get Fresh As Spring for only $14.95 US!

Special introductory pricing ends April 30, 2011. Use the special link to get this discount. Applies to new orders only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Fresh As Spring requires Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software.

Here is just a taste of what you’ll find in this beautiful collection:

Fleur de Mom

Sweet Temptation

Little Girls

Read on in The Groove (just below the Freebie Challenge and Featured Kits sections) to see more stunning samples from “Fresh As Spring”! To see everything that you get, check out the “Fresh As Spring” What’s Included page here.

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

Freebie alphabet coordinates with this stunning kit!

Each month, a 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 challenge category in the gallery, and post a link to your layout in a reply to the challenge thread!

This month, Scrapbook MAX! kit designer Katie Castillo is offering you an adorable freebie alphabet, coordinating with her lovely Have Tea With Me collection!

The Challenge: to make a “friendship” layout using “friend-inspired” words. Find all the details plus the freebie here.

April 2011 Featured Kits

Looking for kits with Katie’s signature style? Here’s a few for your list, and a coupon to use, too! Below are April’s featured kits, all by Katie Castillo.

Be sure to use the coupon code APR-KCS to get 10% off any of the four featured kits. Simply add any of the Featured Content below to your cart in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store until April 30, 2011, and type in the coupon code APR-KCS , to receive your 10% off discount. (Applies to new orders only.)

Find Katie’s four “Have Tea With Me” kits in the Featured Content section of the store!

A Special Kit from Katie Castillo

From Katie:

“This kit was made for Autism Awareness. 100% of my portion of the proceeds from the purchase of this kit will go to Hope For Brady which is a group I am part of to help purchase some therapy tools for Autistic children which are not covered under their medical insurance.”

Find Hope for Brady by Katie Castillo here.

NEW! Fresh As Spring Expansion Pack – More Samples!

Spring Occasions

The new Fresh As Spring Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 is perfect for scrapping any layout requiring a fresh, pretty touch, whether they are spring-themed or celebrating any special occasion year round! For instance, you’ll find the perfect kits for scrapping Mother’s Day, Elegant Teas, and Heritage albums! (Sample layout uses Fleur De Mom template by Diana Carmichael.)

More elegant sets included in Fresh As Spring:

Mothers Touch

Elegance

Children at Play

With winter fading into a mere memory, the air is once again filled with the laughter and play of little boys and girls. Scrap these happy moments you’ll treasure forever with kits included in Fresh as Spring. You’ll even find the perfect sets to scrap baby moments, like baby showers, or those first precious smiles. (Sample layout made with Michelle McCoy’s Happy Baby template.)

More fun-inspired themes included in Fresh As Spring:

Little Boys

Shooby Doo Wop

Flowers and Gorgeous Greens

Of course, what would spring be without the thought of flowers blooming and greenery once again coming to life! You’ll find plenty of floral and green themes in Fresh As Spring, perfect for a whole range of layouts. Take a look at these lovely sets bursting with life, also included!

Always Mum

The Best Day

Here’s another lovely sample layout to get you into that joyful spring frame of mind! From Elegance by Michelle McCoy:

Look for the next issue of The Groove on May 1, 2011!