The Groove March 2010

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lemonade6363′s  Green-themed Layout

(This cutie is no grouch!)

In the Groove

Lucky ol’ March is here, and with it spring is around the corner! To celebrate, we’ve included fresh layouts that incorporate green as their standout color – in unexpected ways. Check them out to inspire YOUR creativity!

We also have a freebie challenge that will have you in a spring tizzy! Fiona Storey’s springlike elements are gorgeous (as usual), and they are yours to use. Find the freebies and challenge details below.

Happy March, happy spring, and let The Groove inspire your layouts this month!

Color Theory

Certain colors just go together. Sometimes this is because they are completely opposite and they help each other “pop”. That’s the case in the layout below – we love how Diana (knzus) used purples and greens grounded by white to put together this lovely layout. It all looks even fresher because the tones are muted and not too bold. Pretty and unexpected!

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knzus – Love Shines From the Heart Layout

Greens and Neutrals

Another way to make greens catch the eye is to layer it on a neutral. Kimbob’s grassy green elements on a grungy, neutral background are ingenious! We love how the natural green color catches your eye, but doesn’t distract from the subject of the layout – the photos of “good friends”. Fabulous!

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kimbob’s Good Friends Layout

Greening Up a Storm

This layout by sacannon was just so creative! There is so much artistry – using the main image as the background with an embossed image effect, focusing on a single frost-covered tree as the subject, and of course the pop of green (and touches of lively red), which make us think of warmth and life despite the storm. Inspired!

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sacannon – Winter Storm Layout with Greenery

The Monthly Freebie Challenge

 

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Freebie Mini-Kit by designer Fiona Storey

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

This month, designer Fiona Storey has shared a free-spirited, springy kit with great colors and embellishments!

Fiona’s Challenge:

Using at least 4 items from this kit (one item MUST be a butterfly or dragonfly),  scrap a ‘spring’ layout. You may add other items from other kits but remember to give credit.
 
Your page must include text that has one of the following words on it: “Spring” ”Dragonfly” or ”Butterfly”  (e.g. Like “Butterfly Dance” “Spring at Last” ). Let your creativity spring into life!

Find the freebie challenge thread here!

March 2010 Featured Kits

Looking for kits similar to this month’s lovely freebie? Here’s a few for your list, and a coupon to use, too! Below are March’s four featured kits, all by Fiona Storey.

Be sure to use the coupon code FST-MAR to get 10% off your purchase. Simply add any of the four Featured Kits to your cart in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store until March 31, 2010, and type in the coupon code FST-MAR, to receive your 10% off discount (be sure to type in the code FST-MAR exactly as shown.  Applies to new orders only).

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Fiona Storey – Eternally Spring Kit

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Fiona Storey -Delightful Denim Kit

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Fiona Storey – Lace Dreams Kit

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Fiona Storey – Naturally Yours Kit

Booster Pack Store: New Releases

Great 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.

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Siobhan Kite – Bunnie Template

 

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Julia Corley – Lilly Dreams Template

 

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Diana Carmichael – Artwerk Kit

Watch for the next issue of The Groove, coming April 1, 2010!

The Groove December 2009

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A Christmas layout by shanave

 

In the Groove

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And in this issue, we’ve definitely included some things to make you happy.

First, we’ve turned the spotlight on the “results” of some of the awesome challenges hosted by Michelle, Carena, Donna and Esther in November. You’ll be amazed at the creative range possible with their kits and of course the magic of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0!.

Next, we’ve got a simply gorgeous Christmas-themed freebie kit for you to enjoy, from Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store designer Wendy Gibson. Take her fun challenge and get two chances to win a FREE copy of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 or the mega expansion pack of your choice (see full details below).

There’s also a 10% off discount coupon for this month’s featured kits, details about an amazing new Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 Wedding-themed mega pack “Forever Love” that’s just become available, and a whole lot of fun and merriment.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Wonderful New Year to you all!

 

This AND That!

Thanks to Esther Barry (a.k.a. Granny) for her spectacular Groove challenge last month. She challenged you to take her cool freebie items and use them in various creative ways, including playing with shape and color (super fun and easy to do in Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 – click here for a tutorial). What amazed us about this challenge was the HUGE variety of layout types that you came up with!

To show you what we mean, we selected two groove-y layouts from the challenge that are each lovely, but also super duper different from each other:
 

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ValerieElaine – First Day Of School Layout

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tanni  – Summer of ’59 Layout

Variety IS the spice of life – thanks, Granny and all challenge participants! (Check out the challenge gallery by clicking here to see more layouts!)

Congratulations to challenge winners shanave and (check back for winner #2  – TBA soon!), who each won a copy of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software or the mega pack of their choice. Woo-hoo!

From a Wonderful Weekly Challenge!

Michelle is rocking the weekly challenges lately, and we sure love her creative and generous spirit.  Here are a couple of stand-out layouts from her Week 4 challenge:

 

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makeyesup – Color Matching Layout

 

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syliva esther  – My Lucky Life Layout

Beautiful! Check out all the fabulous entries for  November’s Weekly Challenges in the Weekly Challenge Gallery.

 

Introducing the new “Forever Love” Expansion Pack

 

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The new Forever Love mega expansion pack  for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 is the perfect complement for wedding, engagement, honeymoon, and bridal shower scrapbooks –  in fact, for any romantic themed scrapbook project! At the amazing price of only $29.95, you get over $195 worth of stunning content for your wedding scrapbook projects.
Whether you want to create an elegant mood with antique flourishes and classic colors, or are looking for sleek, contemporary themes, you’ll find it all in Forever Love. This expansion pack comes with:

 Add Forever Love to your Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 content collection today. Click here to get it today!

Note: All prices are listed in USA currency. You must own Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 in order to install the Forever Love Expansion Pack. It cannot be used with version 1.0 or with any other software.

 

Blinkie Bonanza!

As many of you discovered in November, Donna Thomas has a talent for making blinkies – cool, animated “tags” that can be used in forum signatures. Last month, Donna challenged you to come up with the concept, and then used her artistic talents to bring your very own personalized blinkie to life!

dillie1 described Donna’s blinkie challenge thread perfectly (and seasonally!)  as a “a Blinkie Xmas Tree”. We couldn’t agree more!

Since the blinkies are all so unique and so cool when they actually blink (lol), we invite you to check out this thread by clicking here  to see last month’s blinkie showcase. It’s kind of like taking a drive to see all the marvelous Christmas lights!

Thanks Donna and all of you blinkie dreamers! :) And congratulations goes out to twpclerk, challenge winner, who won a copy of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 or the mega pack of her choice. Way to go!

A Month of Marvels!

Yet another challenge was taking place during all this fun (can you believe it? It was an awesome month!), hosted by designer Carena Scott.
With such a lovely kit, participants had wonderful time making absolute ayout magic.

Here are two that caught our eye for being beautiful, but also for being so creatively and artistically different from one another!

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 scrappyaggie48 – Gabrielle Layout

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TheFreeSpirit- Molly Layout

Creativity in action! Check out  Carena’s full challenge gallery here to see what you and your Scrapbook MAX! friends dreamed up!

Check back soon to see who won Carena’s challenge!

 

 The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

 

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 The Freebie includes items from Wendy Gibson’s lovely Christmas-themed kit!

The Freebie

All this talk of challenges has made you eager for a new one, right? Well all you need to do is download Wendy Gibson’s awesome Christmas freebie kit, and get busy scrapping! Click here to find the freebie thread, where you can download your goodies.

The Challenge

Wendy’s Merry Christmas Challenge Is This:

Download the freebies, and make a Christmas-themed layout. (Fun, free and stress-free, too. Perfect for the holidays!)

Find the Challenge thread here.

The Prizes

Here’s some exciting news! Two participants in Wendy Gibson’s December 2009 Groove Challenge will be selected as winners. Each winner will get a free copy of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software + Life Is Beautiful mega expansion pack (or, if they already own the software, a choice of one mega expansion pack!).

Disclaimer: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited or taxed. Prizes must be accepted as awarded (no cash value). Electronic download delivery only. The decision of the moderator is final.

 

December 2009 Featured Kits

Looking for kits similar to this month’s fab freebie? Here’s a few for your list, and a coupon to use, too! Below are December’s four featured kits, all by Wendy Gibson. Be sure to use the coupon code WGI-DEC, to get 10% off your purchase. Simply add any of the four Featured Kits to your cart in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store until December 31, 2009, and type in the coupon code WGI-DEC, to receive your 10% off discount (be sure to type in the code WGI-DEC exactly as shown. Applies to new orders only).

 

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 Wendy Gibson - Christmas Traditions Backgrounds Kit

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Wendy Gibson – Christmas Mini Album Template

 

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 Wendy Gibson – Christmas Traditions Embellishments Kit

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Wendy Gibson – Birthday Bash Template

 

Looking for that perfect Christmas or Holiday themed kit for your scrapbook pages? We’ve got an amazing selection of festive kits and templates in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store. Be sure to “stop by” the online store as you check off your list…even if that means getting something nice for yourself!

 

A Christmas Pooch!

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If this doggie face doesn’t make you melt, I’m not sure what will! Thanks, dillie1!

 

Have a fun, special and Merry Christmas!

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The Groove November 2009

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“Glorious” Layout by daisydilly

In The Groove

The response to NEW! Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 has been unbelievable! We love that YOU love all the amazing new features, and are blown away by the level of creativity of the layouts being produced by our community.

In this issue, we’re showing off some of these amazing layouts to inspire you! And we’ve also included awesome tips, tricks and tutorials shared by our own community members that you’re going to love using in your next project.  There’s also a terrific freebie and challenge from Granny (with two chances to win Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software or choice of mega pack!), and a coupon to use in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store.  Information about November’s design team challenge hosted by Carena Scott is also below.

A special thanks goes out to Donna Thomas (a.k.a. autisticwonder) for a GREAT design team challenge last month. Part of the challenge was to get participants to share as many tips and tricks about Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software as they were able. The result? A whole host of great things to try and learn in Scrapbook MAX! 2.0! In fact, the thread was so inspiring, we’ve included some of these tips throughout this issue of The Groove.  And since we don’t have room for all the great tips in our newsletter, don’t forget to browse through the October 2009 challenge thread – find out new things to try!

 Don’t have Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 yet? If you buy today, you will save an awesome 20% off, PLUS you receive a mega bonus expansion pack (“Life Is Beautiful”) absolutely **FREE**!

Bend and Curve!

No, we’re not talking about yoga – we’re talking about the cool new things you can do with text in Scrapbook MAX! 2.0!

Text is taking to a whole new level with the capability of adding bend points to curve, stretch and distort (Caption Text), and write text along a curve (ribbon text). Click here for a tutorial on getting creative with your text!

For inspiration, check out the layouts below!

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dillie1 – Curacao Layout

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Marion – Dancing in the Streets Layout

 

Adding  A Pattern!

Here’s a quick tutorial from Michelle McCoy on adding a pattern to your text with Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. Thanks Michelle – great stuff! (Hint: Click on the images to enlarge and read Michelle’s instructions. You can also find Michelle’s tutorial in the October 2009 Design Team Challenge thread)

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Step 1

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Step 2

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Step 3

 For another great tutorial (on making embellishments with Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 – COOL!), checkout poppabob’s awesome tutorial thread, complete with beautiful screenshots!

Pattern Panache!

Here are some fab layouts that showcase patterned text (love those autumnal designs!). Remember, the text you see isn’t word art (i.e., they’re not embellishemnts!). Kimmyann and KPierce typed in text to the text object box, and then in a few simple steps,  added cool patterns to the interior of the texts, and shaped the text until it looked just right!

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Kimmyann – Nathan Layout

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KPierce – Karen and John Layout

 

Tips and Tricks for using Scrapbook MAX! 2.0

Some groovy tips and tricks from Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 users!

“With Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 we can for the first time use kerning which controls the spacing between each character and each line if it is multi line text. It is very useful to save space and make certain text (like vertical text) look a lot better. From any text property window you go to the advanced tab to change the kerning.”

KPierce – October 2009 Challenge Thread

“Did you know that you can now Zoom in and out in the crop window to help making your crop selection? If you have a scroll wheel on your mouse just scroll to zoom the photo in and out while in the crop window. If you hold down the CTRL Key and scroll, the crop selection changes size! How cool is that?”

poppabob – October 2009 Challenge Thread

More Layout Inspiration!

Here are some more layouts to inspire your next project. We fell in love with the rich palette of colors used in each one. So expressive!

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mortmomof2- Favorite Thing Layout

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omajo – Araluen Garden Layout

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sacannon – The Beauty of Autumn Layout

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge!

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The Freebie

This month, Esther Barry ( a.k.a. Granny) takes it away! Download Granny’s freebie from the challenge thread, and take the challenge!

In this challenge, I would like you to learn/practise using some of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0′s coolest new features. (If you don’t have the full version of the software, you can still participate! Just download the free trial version here.)

The Challenge

So…
 
1. Use the seamless tiles in the kit to make a background (import as background>tile).
2. Import the other tiles as paper scraps to use as… paper scraps! LOL.
3. Use some of the tiles as shapes.
4. Make a caption text for your theme, and use one of the tiles as a texture for the text.
5. Use the frames and colorize them to match the colors of the tiles
6. Pins and buttons are optional

Remember – we have a great set of easy-to-follow tutorials available  if you’re looking for more information about Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 new features!

The Prizes

Here’s some exciting news! Throughout the month, Granny will be selecting two challenge winners who will each get a free copy of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software + Life Is Beautiful mega expansion pack (or, if they already own the software, a choice of one mega expansion pack!).

Disclaimer: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited or taxed. Prizes must be accepted as awarded (no cash value). Electronic download delivery only. The decision of the moderator is final.

October Winners

Challenges are always great fun, and last October was particularly exciting month with super-hopping challenge threads  and copies of Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 to be won! Thanks to hosts Michelle McCoy, Donna Thomas, Fiona Storey, and Diana Carmichael for hosting great challenges that stirred up all of our creative juices. We hope that you the winners enjoy their prizes. Look for more exciting challenges with prizes and freebies in the coming months!

And here is a list of Challenge Winners!

September Weekly Challenges (Fiona Storey)
angelfaye
ryansmom66

Groove Challenge (Michelle McCoy)
Kazr
tanni
Oceania
makeyesup

October Design Team Challenge (Donna Thomas)
sacannon
O2BNGdhope
nannybernie
Kimmyann
dillie1
The FreeSpirit
nanwu
KPierce

Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge (Diana Carmichael)
Eye

Winners of Random Drawing:

MrsPeel
Marion
Liyie

 

 

November 2009 Featured Kits

Below are November’s four featured kits, all by Esther Barry.  Be sure to use the coupon code EBA-NOV, to get 10% off your purchase. Simply add any of the four Featured Kits to your cart in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store until November 30, 2009, and type in the coupon code EBA-NOV, to receive your 10% off discount (be sure to type in the code EBA-NOV exactly as shown. Applies to new orders only).

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Esther Barry – Pacifica Kit

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Esther Barry – When A friend Goes Away Kit

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Esther Barry  – When I Grow Up Kit

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Esther Barry – My Book Of Treasures Kit

 

Creative Tricks With Scrapbook MAX! 2.0

We all know that Scrapbook MAX!-ers are creative. Here’s a couple of totally artistic, outside-the-box ideas for things you can do with Scrapbook MAX! 2.0.

First Trick:

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sacannon – Autumn Layout With ‘Handmade’ pumpkin!

“The pumpkin (in the layout above) was made entirely in Version 2. It may not be the best pumpkin, be it shows what you can do with the software. I just used two different colors of paper. Used a circle shape on each. Adjusted the circle to an oval shape. Then layered alternating colors making each one slightly smaller than the previous one.

Then using a darker paper I shrunk it down to make a stem. I used another paper of the same color, but adjusted the color slightly darker. Used the cirle shape again. Stretched it to an oval shape again. Then made it smaller and placed it under the stem of the pumpkin. I also added a slight shadow under a couple of the layers of the pumpkin.”

sacannon – October 2009 Challenge Thread  (and we totally think the pumpkin ROCKS, sue!)
 

Second Trick:

 Using Embies to make frames

  • Open your paper scrap folder again CTRL + 3
  • Choose your paper scrap
  • Now go to Custom Shape, Select, Browse as before
  • Go to the Embie folder and choose an Embellishment with a nice clear outline, I chose my own Fiery Star
  • Now click Invert Shape, OK
  • Now using your embellishment has created a perfect frame, which you can lay over a photo to create a frame.

TheFreeSpirit – October 2009 Challenge Thread

 

Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store:

New Releases

Great 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.

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Katie Castilllo – Stop In For A Spell Kit

 

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Deanne Gow-Smith – Country Harvest Template

 

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Diana Carmichael – Be Kit

 

November Design Team Challenge

Looking for another fun challenge, and another chance to win Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software? Check out this month’s challenge hosted by Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store designer Carena Scott. Get all the details here!

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Freebie “Sweetie” Mini-Kit by Carena

Look for the next issue of The Groove on December 1, 2009!

The Groove December 2008

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Happy Holidays From The Groove!

It’s that time of year again – time to gather with friends and family, deck the halls, prepare and enjoy fabulous food, and celebrate the goodness that is in the world.

Could there be a more precious time of year to remember in gorgeous scrapbook pages? In this issue, you’ll see some of our holiday favorites from Groove readers. We hope they inspire your own festive digi scrapping projects!

As always, we have an awesome freebie and challenge – this month from designer Fiona Storey - to further flex those scrapping muscles (see below)!

And if you need even more scrapping inspiration, we hope you’ll take advantage of our AMAZING coupon for shopping in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store (20% off!)- it’s a great time to stock up on kits for the holidays and the year to come! (More details below!)

 

The Joy Of Christmas Past

The holidays bring with them such cherished memories. You probably have a stash of older photos, either in a shoebox, old photo album, or perhaps already scanned onto your ‘puter.  This holiday season, take a break from the hectic pace, and walk down memory lane by scrapping a page or two with a special photo from yesteryear. It’s a great way to recapture the childlike wonder of the season. It may also make a touching gift for someone you love. Enjoy these two gorgeous layouts by scrappers known for their vintage pages, sacannon and Gotart.

 

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Christmas Joy Layout by sacanoon

 

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Christmas “Heart” Layout by Gotart

 

Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store: Save 20% off! 

This is a great time to stock up on kits for holiday scrapping, and scrapping in the New Year! When you purchase ANY KIT in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store now through December 31, 2008, you’ll save 20% off!

All you need to do is fill your cart with your favorite kits, and enter the coupon code JINGLEBELLS in the coupon code field. You’ll save an amazing 20% off of your order!

Shop and save in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store at:

http://www.scrapbookmax.com/digital-scrapbooking-kits/

Use the code JINGLEBELLS all throughout December 2008!

Offer valid only in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store and applies to new orders only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.Coupon code JINGLEBELLS must be entered at the time of purchase. Coupon expires December 31, 2008.

 

Holidays in the Booster Pack Store!

The Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store is a great resource for gorgeous, creative kits to suit all of your digi scrapbooking occasions. And that goes for holiday scrapping as well! Just do a simple search for Christmas, Holidays, and other key holiday words, and you’ll see what we mean!

These lovely layouts were made by designers who used their own holiday kits (available in the store) to put them together. Have a look, and imagine the possibilities!

Nativity Layout 

Layout by Siobhan Kite, using her Nativity Kit

Carena -Merry Christmas Layout

Layout by Carena Scott, using her Xmas Wonderland Elements Kit 

Donna Thomas- Merry Christmas Layout

Layout by Donna Thomas, using her Christmas Felt ALpha Kit

 

The Heart of Christmas

It’s a true delight to see children enjoying the holidays. And it’s not just about getting gifts – this is a magical time, somehow. These are times of wondrous stories, sparkling surroundings, and special traditions that children love. And doesn’t seeing the bright eyes of a child remind you of being one yourself? That’s part of the magic!

Below, we feature three layouts that capture the innocence, wonder and heart of being a child during the holidays. Thanks to ValerieElaine, pickngrin, and twpclerk!

 

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“Mandy” Christmas Layout by ValerieElaine

 

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Dear Santa Layout by pickngrin

 

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 Snowman Layout by twpclerk

 

Scrapper Profile

Linda S.

Linda S. a.k.a. LSignal

Meet Linda, a.k.a LSignal, a talented digital scrapper, and helpful forum member.  Get to know more about her below, and check out some of her favorite layouts (we love Linda’s creativity!).

Q- If you were an animal, what would you be? Why?
Gosh, I have no idea.  Maybe a cat.  They are independent, smart and beautiful.  My husband is allergic to cats, but we had them growing up.
 
Q- How long have you been digital scrapbooking and what got you started?
I have been digital scrapbooking for about two years.  I can’t remember how I discovered it, but I was hooked after my first page.  I love scrapbooking without the cleanup.  The forum was a fantastic help.  I am always trying to turn my friends on to digital scrapbooking.
 
Q- What are your non-scrapbooking hobbies?
I have gotten into digital photography, recently.  I, also, enjoy my telescope.  I hope to eventually get into astrophotography, but I have a lot to learn.  
 
Q-  Tell us about your family.
I have a husband and two boys, ages (almost) 6 & 8.  We don’t live very close to any other family.
 
Q-  There’s a blank screen in front of you. How do you begin your layout?
That is a hard question.  I start with whatever is exciting me about the project.  Sometimes, I start with an embellishments, but, usually, that means that I put the pictures on a white background and begin searching through my stash of stuff for inspiration.  Then I just work through trial and error.  Hopefully, at some point, the muse speaks, and I get a vision of what I want to create. 
 
Q- Tell us about one layout that you are particularly proud of and why.
 I am not a designer, so I usually work from kits, etc.  Often, my pages reflect the vision of the designer, and not me.  I am most proud of the stuff that I have done that comes from my own sense of creativity. I am very proud of a page I did of my son holding up a trophy.  The embellishments came from a kit, but I feel like I made it my own, and I had to learn new skill in order to make the page.
 
Q- What is the best part about using Scrapbook MAX!?
It is so easy!  I am getting better using photo editing software, but I never use it to actually make a page.  Nothing beats Scrapbook MAX!.
 
Q- Describe your favorite time of year.
Easter is my favorite time of year.  I love the religious significance.  I, also, love Christmas.  Thanksgiving is usually a lot of work :) but my kids love Thanksgiving.

Thanks, Linda!

Check out some of Linda’s lovely layouts below!

LSignal - Pumpkin Festival Layout

 LSignal - Swimming Lessons Layout  

 LSignal - Pinewood Derby Layout

The Groove Monthly Freebie

Challenge! 

 

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Timeless Elegance Freebie from Fiona Storey

 

The Freebie Part

Fiona  Storey has generously supplied a an elegant freebie collection that could be used to scrap romance-inspired holiday pages, or any pages requiring a touch of class!

Find the freebies in our Groove Monthly Freebie thread!

The Challenge Part

Here is the challenge, using Fiona’s freebie collection:

Use the freebie background and at least three of the freebie embellishments to make your own elegant layout!

Share your layout in the The Groove’s December 2008 Challenge thread!

December 2008 “Featured Kits”

Love Fiona’s freebie mini-kit? Looking for kits with a similar style?

Below are December’s four featured kits, all by Fiona Storey. Remember, when you use the discount coupon code JINGLEBELLS until December 31, 2008, you’ll receive 20% off your purchase (see details above!)

 

Fiona Storey - Timeless Elegance Kit

Fiona Storey – Timeless Elegance

 

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Fiona Storey – Country Christmas Kit

 

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Fiona Storey- Invitation to Love Kit

 

Fiona Storey - Mega Pix Kit

Fiona Storey – Mega Pix Kit

 

Window on a Winter Wonderland

For those of us who live in climates where it snows, there are few things more magical than waking up early to a dazzlingly white, perfectly still winter morning after a snowfall. What a sight it is when each branch looks like it’s been frosted by hand – what a feeling to see the dangling icicles but feel toasty warm inside!

We loved how these two layouts captured the feeling of such a morning! In Michelle’s (wolvsie35) layout, we have a sense of looking in from the crisp winter day, and in Eye’s layout, the wonder of looking out at the white landscape spread before us. Gorgeous!

Wolvsie-Winter Scene Layout 

Winter Layout by wolvsie35 

 

  Eye-Winter Layout

Winter Layout by Eye

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

Look for the next issue of The Groove on January 1, 2009.

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