The Groove December 2011

Wickel - Country Christmas

In the Groove

‘Tis the season once more, and we have some lovely Christmas and holiday themed layouts to get you in the festive mood. We begin with a fantastic layout from Wickel above! We love the rich cranberry-red color, the simple, clean lines, and of course the adorable photo! Look for more holiday layouts throughout this issue!

Looking for Christmas content? Then do read on for details about the all-new Christmas Cheer Expansion pack, and an *awesome* sale price during December. If you enjoyed last year’s Christmas Wishes pack, you’ll love the new Christmas Cheer!

Our Christmas issue would not be complete without a Christmas Challenge and Freebie. Thank you to Sandrine Boarqueiro-Verdun for a ‘North pole’ inspired freebie challenge! Details below.

NEW FOR 2011! Christmas Cheer Expansion Pack

NEW for 2011, the Christmas Cheer Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 is here! You’ll fall in love with this bright, joyful set of digital kits and templates, all new for 2011! Sold separately, you would pay over $100 for everything included. But during the month of December 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!

Christmas Cheer includes ten premium digital scrapbooking kits and 44 unique template pages. Themes such as Christmas Toys, Music, Holiday Cards, Country Christmas, and Christmas Treats make this pack ideal for all your Christmas scrapbooks, and the perfect companion to our Christmas Wishes Expansion Pack! Offer ends December 31, 2011 – so be sure to hurry!

Sample Layouts Made with New “Christmas Cheer” Pack

Here are three layouts to give you a taste of what’s included in the Christmas Cheer Expansion Pack.

Made with Katie Castillo’s “Merry and Bright Template”.

Merry and Bright Layout

Made with Fiona Storey’s “Gingerbread Fun Template”.

Gingerbread Fun Layout

Made with Steve Russell’s “Country Christmas Template”.

Country Christmas Layout

Made with Siobhan Kite’s “Christmas Toys Template”.

Christmas Toys Layout

Some more super-fun and festive kits that are included:

Michelle McCoy - Holiday Peeps

Sandrine Boarqueiro-Verdun - Sucreries de Noel

…and more! (click here to see everything included in Christmas Cheer!)

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

Reindeer Village Freebie

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 Sandrine Boarqueiro-Verdun is offering you an icy blue reindeer themed set for your holiday pics! For all of the details please check out the challenge thread here.

December 2011 Featured Kits

Looking for kits with Sandrine’s signature style? 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 DEC-SAB at checkout. Offer is valid on new orders only in the Featured Content section – expires December 31, 2011.

Noel Rouge et Blanc Template

Sweet Summertime Embellishments

Witches Brew Set 2 Template

Halloween Stripes Kit

Christmas “Surprise!”

Can you find what’s hidden in this terrific layout? Thanks to makeyesup for a red and white layout that make us think “peppermint twist”. And what a great story in the journaling!

makeyesup- hidden

* * Merry Christmas to all from The Groove – see you in 2012!* *

The Groove January 2011

Snowy Creek

In the Groove

Happy New Year and Best wishes for 2011!

In this issue, we’re taking a look at lovely Christmas layouts that some of our community members have made using the brand new Christmas Wishes Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. (The first example is above by lindaathome, using the pack’s “Frosting” kit – isn’t it adorable?) Christmas Wishes is the perfect digital scrapbooking collection to help capture the holiday magic of your favorite photos. As Groove readers, you can take advantage of special introductory pricing, extended just for Scrapbook MAX!-ers like you! Read on for all the details.

You’ll also find an elegant challenge and freebie from designer Fiona Storey, and a great discount to use on her featured kits. Get into the Groove for an inspiring start to 2011!

Snow, Snow, Snow!

You know the Christmas movie, and you know the song… ValerieElaine’s layout makes you want to sing it out loud! With elements from various kits from Christmas Wishes, including “Merry Berry”, the festive brrrrr factor is vividly brought to life!

Fun In The Snow

Introducing the New Christmas Wishes Expansion Pack

Celebrate the enchantment of the season with Christmas Wishes, a gorgeous collection of Christmas-themed digital scrapbooking kit and template sets designed for use with Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. Sold separately, you would pay over $100 dollars for this amazing digital content – but we’re extending our introductory pricing and offering it all to you for only $14.95 until January 31, 2011. Use the following link to get Christmas Wishes for this fantastic price:

Get Christmas Wishes today!

Note: Prices are in U.S. dollars. You must use the link above to get this discount. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Introductory pricing expires midnight, January 31, 2011. The Christmas Wishes Expansion Pack requires Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software.

Below is just a small sample of some of the gorgeous kits that are part of Christmas Wishes – get inspired to scrap all those holiday pics! To view everything that’s included, click here.

Victorian Christmas Kit

Christmas Friends Kit

Christmas Gifts Kit

Celebrating Christmas Kit

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

The Freebie:

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 Fiona Storey has shared an elegant Victorian-themed mini-kit with refined sensibilities.

The Challenge:

Challenge: Using at least three (3) items – or all of them – from the freebie kit, make a page honouring a friend or person you admire.

Find the challenge thread here!

January 2011 Featured Kits

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

Be sure to use the coupon code FST-JAN to get 10% off any of the four featured kits. Simply add any of the Featured Kits below to your cart in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store until January 31, 2011, and type in the coupon code FST-JAN, to receive your 10% off discount.

You’ll find all four kits in the Featured Content section of the store. (Be sure to type in the code FST-JAN in the coupon code field exactly as shown. Applies to new orders only)

Past Lives

Bee Happy

Mega Pix

Violet Hill

More Snow, and a couple of doggies!

Who knew that there could be so much snow in Texas? It sure is pretty, and Kimmyann’s magical layout captures what must have been a truly enchanting site! Blending kits such as “Frosting” and “Flurries and Frost” from Christmas Wishes, Kimmyann shows us that icy blues are just as Christmas-y as red, gold, and green!

Record Snowfall

We couldn’t resist including this little page. These pups don’t always wear their jackets, but when they do, it makes for a great photo op! Elements are from a combination of “Merry Berry”, “Frosting”, “Kids Christmas”, and “Flurries and Frost” – all from Christmas Wishes.

Puppies At Christmas

* * A special thanks to Michelle McCoy for hosting an awesome challenge last month, where the three featured Scrapbook MAX!-er layouts, inspired by the chilly Christmas season, were taken from! Great fun – check it out for more “frosty” layout inspiration!

All the best in 2011 – see you next month on February 1, 2011!