The Groove July 2012

Day At the Park

In the Groove

Summer time has arrived! Time to scrap days at the beach, long afternoons on the porch, summer hikes, games and other adventures! To get you all inspired, we’ve kicked off this issue with Kimmyann’s Day at the Park. Love those summery, watermelon-like colors that evoke the tastes of summer!

You’ll also find a scrapper profile focusing on Scrapbook MAX! designer extraordinaire Fiona Storey. Fiona’s giving away a summer freebie, too along with a fun challenge. You’ll also find a discount on featured kits, and more layouts to inspire your summer scrapping!

ONE MORE THING! There’s a HUGE summer sale going on in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store! Read on to see how you can save a whopping 20% off your orders this month!

HUGE SUMMER SALE ON DIGITAL KITS!

From now until July 31, 2012 you can get 20% off on orders of $10 or more in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store. Choosing from any of the kits and templates in our store, simply add at least $10 worth of products to your cart, and type in the code SUMMER exactly as shown in the coupon code box before completing your order. This is a great time to stock up on kits for all your summer scrapbook projects!

Check out what’s new and cool, use the coupon code, and save!

Note: Offer applies only to digital kits and templates sold in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store, on orders of $10 or more. Coupon code must be typed in before checking out. Valid on new orders only, expires July 31, 2012.

Scrapbook MAX! Designer Profile

Meet Fiona Storey, a Scrapbook MAX! Digital Kit Designer, frequent challenge host, and an inspiring and helpful force in the Scrapbook MAX! community since the year it all began, in 2006! Get to know a bit more about Fiona and what inspires her to dream and create her signature designs. Fiona has also picked a few layouts of YOURS that she thought deserved the spotlight. And, she’s sharing a fun-in-the-summertime freebie and challenge with you! Thanks for sharing, Fiona! :)

Fiona Storey

I have only been designing since 2006. It all came about by accident, but then the best things always do! I was looking for a way to re-size my embellishments to fit on the handcrafted card I was designing, found Scrapbook MAX!and with hours I was totally hooked!
My designs have changed so much over the years, but I can not say I actually have a ‘style’ as such. I see a photo, an embellishment or more often than not a page that someone has scrapped and I go from there. My head is constantly buzzing with new ideas (most I never get around to making!)
My favourite scrapbook styles are vintage and romantic looking. I love flowers, lace, ribbons, bows and pearls, anything pretty and cute too!
My favourite all time designer is Silvia Romeo. I spend hours trying to design like her. She definitely challenges me to make new items and look at things in a different way. She really does the vintage look perfectly!
Currently I have several projects on the go (confused chaos works for me lol). I am working on a kit for the guys, a vintage kit, and I have something in the pipeline which is bright and cheerful. Diversity is always fun!

Some of Fiona’s favourite pages by other Scrapbook MAX!-ers

This one is by Eye (Irene) – I love her style. She takes a kit and totally transforms it into her own unique style. She has given me so many great ideas for embellishments over the years just by the way she can think outside the box.

Granmas Roses

This is by Marion. I just love her sense of humour. She can tell a complete story on her pages with little effort.

Pisa

Finally, there’s this one by Lindaathome. She is a scrapping machine! I love the diversity of her pages. Every single one is well thought out and balanced.

Delightful Denim

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

Summer Fun Freebie

Each month a designer shares a freebie with Groove Readers and challenges you do to something fun with it! Find Fiona’s “Summer Fun” freebie and challenge here!

Save on Featured Scrapbooking Kits

This is your chance to get a few of our profiled designer Fiona Storey’s favorite kits at a great discounted price! Four of Fiona’s kits (pictured below) will be featured in our store all month long, and you can get them for 20% off! All you need to do is go to the Featured Content section, add $10 worth of kits to your cart and type in the coupon code SUMMER (mix and match featured kits and anything else in the store for your $10 order!).

Offer expires July 31, 2012 – full details above!

Island Cruise

Tea For Two

Garden Dreams

Sunshine and Showers

July 2012 Challenges

There’s always something going on in the Scrapbook MAX! Challenges and Contests Forum! Here’s what to keep your eyes open for:

July Challenge Schedule

July 1-31, 2012 – The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge (Fiona a.k.a. Angelwithin)

July 1-31, 2012 – Designer Monthly Challenge (KapiScrap or KapiColors a.k.a Sandrine)

July 1-31 2012 – look for Michelle McCoy’s “Scrappin’ Challenges”

…plus there just may be an extra challenge or two in the mix!

GREAT DEAL ON SUMMER KITS!

Summer Vacation Pack

It’s one of the greatest digital scrapbooking deals going! The ‘Summer Vacation’ Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 Expansion Pack has everything you need to make awesome summer pages – professionally designed summer-themed template pages, paper scraps, embellishments, and backgrounds! It’s packed with digital content valued at over $100 – and it’s yours for only $19.95!

Check out the What’s Included page to see everything you get.

Please note that the Summer Vacation Expansion Pack requires Scrapbook MAX! 2.0.

Plunge Into Summer!

We love this mermaid-themed by Letha! How cool is this? Makes us want to dive right in and go swimming!

The Mermaids

Look for the next issue of The Groove on August 1, 2012!

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!

The Groove February 2011

Heart and Soul

In the Groove

Get inspired to scrap a Valentine for someone you love! Red is a great way to express your feelings (check out PaulaIN’s gorgeous layout above!), but as you’ll see below, you can also reach for other colours in the spectrum with dazzling results!

In this issue you’ll also find an absolutely gorgeous freebie and fun challenge from Michelle McCoy. If you’re looking for a way to get into the spirit of Valentine’s, this challenge is it!

Last but not least, we are offering an AMAZING DISCOUNT on the Forever Love Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 – and Groove Readers like you are the first to know about it! Packed with romantic templates and elegant embellishments, it’s the perfect pack for scrapbooking Valentine’s, wedding, anniversaries, and more – read on and SAVE!

Beyond Red and Pink

Here are a couple of layouts that show us not to shy away from color when scrapping tenderhearted layouts. Think spring bouquets and vibrant rainbows to express the wonder of love! The first “love”ly layout is by Gotart. While red anchors the layout, bursts of warm colors express the warmth of the heart. Love how the arrangement of the elements draws your eyes to the center. Fantastic!

Heartstrings

This bold and beautiful layout by dillie1 stole our hearts! What a sweet picture of animals hanging out together in their special tent- tooooooo cute! Every pet lover out there is surely oooing and ahhing over this one. The bright colors add liveliness and fun, just like our pets do in our lives – nicely done!

My Animals

**BIG SALE: FOREVER LOVE EXPANSION PACK**

Forever Love Expansion Pack

It’s the month of romance, and what better way to celebrate than with a great deal on Scrapbook MAX!‘s most elegant, romantic expansion pack! This month, Forever Love for use with Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 can be yours for just $14.95. You save $5 off the already low price (see everything you get)!

Forever Love is a spectacular downloadable collection of 100+ unique, customizable wedding template pages, 570+ embellishments, 140+ backgrounds, 75 paper scraps and 18 photo shapes – and until February 28, 2011 you can get it all for only $14.95! But you must use this special link to get to save:

GET FOREVER LOVE TODAY!

Note: Valid on new orders only. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Prices are in US dollars and do not include any taxes or handling fees that may apply. The Forever Love Expansion Pack requires Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. Offer expires midnight, February 28, 2011.

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

Groove Freebie

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 Michelle McCoy has shared a romantic mini-kit with you to scrap Valentines, love letters, and other matters of the heart!

Michelle’s Challenge:

“We are doing a “Double Vision ~ Love Letter” layout for this challenge…
Download my mini kit. All pieces come from both my “I Need u” Kits…Use at least 4 items from the mini to make your layout…Choose ONE photo to use, but we are going to use it twice in our layout….

Add the photo to your layout and make it big. Add some transparency to it. Then make your layout like usual adding the same photo again with no transparency added to it.

Then write a love letter to the person/people that are in the photo you are using…

*Here’s my example layout for an idea….*

Sample Challenge Layout

Next, upload your layout to our gallery in theGroove Newsletter Challenges category, then post it here in this thread for us to see..It’s that time of month to share the love, so let’s see it!”

Find the freebie and challenge thread here!

February 2011 Featured Kits

Looking for kits with Michelle’s signature style? Here’s a few for your list, and a coupon to use, too! Below are February’s featured kits, all by Michelle McCoy (ideal for Valentine’s Day!).

Be sure to use the coupon code FEB-MMC 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 February 28, 2011, and type in the coupon code FEB-MMC, to receive your 10% off discount.

(Applies to new orders only)

I Need U Kit

I Need U Template

If I Could Kit

Love U Fuzzy Template

Valentine-a-rama!

Looking for more Valentine’s kits and templates? Be sure to check out the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Kits and Templates Store! Browse the latest kits by your favorite designers, or search by key words like Valentines, love, romance, wedding, engagement, and more!

Crafty Wishes

Daydreamer’s layout, full of yummy delights and artistic creativity, is the perfect way to express our Valetine’s wish to all of you digi scrappers – may the month be filled with “sweet scrapbook inspiration”!

Be Our Valentine

Look for next month’s issue on March 1, 2011!