The Groove September 2009


by Linda Pete – (The Groove  January 2009 – Black and White Layouts)

In The Groove

Is it just me, or does September feel like New Year’s to anyone else? I’m sure it’s a carry-over from back-to-school days, when summer was ending, and new books, pencils, and possibilities were in the air…In any event, it makes me feel like reminiscing a bit, like we do in January (although I’ll save the resolutions for the actual New Year!)

In this issue of The Groove, we’re going to do a little “year in review so far” for 2009. We’ve gathered a layout from each issue of The Groove released so far in 2009.We hope that you enjoy seeing some of your favorites layouts from the Scrapbook MAX! community, and find inspiration on a whole bunch of themes!

Of course, we still have everyone’s favorite – the Monthly Freebie Challenge, this month hosted by Debonair Desginer Diana Carmichael (if only her last name ended in D, too!). You’ll also find a great coupon to use in the store, and more!

A Year (so far!) In Review…

Here they are, a parade of gorgeous layouts from January (cover layout) through August. Get inspired, and remember all the countless themes and possibilities for your next scrapbooking project!

o2bnghope-Fairytale Storybook

O2BNGdhope – (The Groove February, 2009 – Whimsical Layouts)



tackettup – (The Groove March 2009 – Friendship Layouts)



makeyesup – (The Groove April 2009, Two-Tone Layouts)



mh51- (The Groove May 2009 – Family Layouts, Part 1 )


Valerie Elaine-Dad Layout

Valerie Elaine (The Groove  June 2009 – Family Layouts, Part 2)


pickngrin - The Sandbar Layout

pickngrin (The Groove  July 2009 – Summer Layouts)



winnie49 (The Groove August 2009 – Birthday Layouts)


My Scrapbook MAX! Story

A while back, we asked you to share YOUR Scrapbook MAX! story with us. We want to thank everyone who has participated so far, and love the wonderful and often very touching stories that have come in. Below is one such story from Grannywin that we wanted to share with you all. ENJOY!

“I was never a paper scrapper, but when the first grandchild arrived, I searched for a digital program and found Scrapbook MAX!. I have experienced many joys when friends and family see the beautiful pictures I can now create with very little effort…The weekly and monthly challenges have inspired me to try new techniques. To really be honest, the worldwide friendships that are formed are priceless. It means just as much to leave a comment in the forum as to read the comments written by others. It has been very rewarding to share everyone’s joys but also to help share any sadness.”

 - submitted by Grannywin
Thanks for sharing your Scrapbook MAX! story, Grannywin! We’re so glad that you found this program and our community!


 The Groove’s Monthly Freebie




featuring a mini-kit from designer Diana Carmichael


The Freebie Part

This month, Diana Carmichael is a lovely, free-spirited mini kit with you that is sure to make you smile!  Find the freebies in our Groove Monthly Freebie thread!

The Challenge Part

Here’s the challenge:

Download the freebie kit. Using at least three of the elements, create a layout that captures “happiness” – whatever that means to you!

Find the challenge thread here.

September  2009 “Featured Kits”

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

Below are September’s four featured kits, all by Diana Carmichael.  Be sure to use the coupon code DCA-SEP, to get 10% off your purchase. Simply add any of the four Featured Kits to your cart until September 30, 2009, and type in the coupon code DCA-SEP to receive your 10% off discount (be sure to type in the code DCA-SEP exactly as shown. Applies to new orders only).



Diana Carmichael – Doggie Memories Template



Diana Carmichael – A Thousand Ancestors



Diana Carmichael – A Summer Day



Diana Carmichael – Bracket Racket


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.


Michelle McCoy – School Spirit



Katie Castillo – School Days



Deanne Gow-Smith – A Man’s World


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

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