The Groove November 2011

In the Groove

The sun is golden and the air is crisp -there’s something special about the great outdoors at this time of year! This month, The Groove is helping you to jump into autumn as though it is a great big pile of leaves!

First, we have some great featured layouts from our gallery showing off some fun in the fresh fall air – like lindaathome’s spirited layout above!

Next, we have details about an all-new Thanksgiving Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 – read on to learn how you can get over $100 worth of Thanksgiving and fall-themed digital scrapbooking content for only $14.95!! (details below!).

Last but not certainly least, we have a GORGEOUS freebie kit and challenge from designer Carena Scott – that and more layouts and kit showpages to get you inspired to scrap the season!

NEW! Family Thanksgiving “Mega” Expansion Pack

Introducing the NEW! Family Thanksgiving Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. This is a richly colored and versatile collection of Thanksgiving and fall-themed digital scrapbooking kits and coordinating templates. Sold separately, you would pay over $100 for everything included. But during the month of November 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!

Family Thanksgiving includes ten premium digital scrapbooking kits and 44 unique template pages. Themes such as Harvest, Family Album, Travel, Thanksgiving Cards, and Fall Country make this collection a must-have for scrapping family, friends, and autumn moments. Offer ends November 30, 2011 – so be sure to hurry!

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

**See Sample Layouts Below Using the NEW Family Thanksgiving Expansion Pack!**

From Katie Castillo’s “Autumn Burst” (Family Thanksgiving Expansion Pack):

From Michelle McCoy’s “Harvest” (Family Thanksgiving Expansion Pack):

From Fiona Storey’s “Its All Relative” (Family Thanksgiving Expansion Pack):

SALE ON THE HALLOWEEN FUN EXPANSION PACK – EXTENDED UNTIL NOV. 5, 2011!

Did you miss out on our introductory offer for “Halloween Fun”? There’s still time to save! We’ve carried over our spook-tacular introductory offer on this Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 expansion pack until midnight, November 5, 2011!

Grab it now and scrap all your Halloween memories. With over $100 worth of digital scrapbooking goodies, the $14.95 sale price is too good of a ‘treat’ to miss!

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

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

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 Carena Scott is offering you a dreamy set of elements for creating dazzling layouts. For all of the details please check out the November 2011 freebie challenge thread here.

November 2011 Featured Kits

Looking for kits with Carena’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 NOV-CSC at checkout. Offer is valid on new orders only in the Featured Content section – expires November 30, 2011.

A Dream Comes True

Paper Shapes Vol. 2

Golden Forest

Once Upon A Time

Playing Through the Seasons

Here are two amazing layouts by Scrapbook MAX! community members. Daydreamer captures the spirit of those golden days of autumn with neutral colors and rustic embies. Victoria64 invites us to embrace the frosty chill of winter by featuring a hockey game cast against icy blues, and warmed up by balsam greens. Beautiful work, ladies – and you can see the joy on everyone’s faces!

Fall

Winter Hockey

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

The Groove September 2011

Sunset by alohagrrl

In the Groove

For many of us, we’re soaking up the last rays of sunshine before autumn begins. But no matter where in the world you live, who doesn’t appreciate the beauty of the outdoors? This month we’re featuring layouts with gorgeous “outside” photos. Get inspired to get outside and snap some pics – no flash required! :)

We’ve got HUGE news – about a SUPER SALE in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store. Read on for all the exciting details!

You’ll also enjoy an incredible freebie and challenge from our friend KapiScrap and Art. You’ve seen lovely layouts by KapiColors in the forums and gallery! Find this and more in The Groove!

Summer Treats

This “outdoor” layout came from last month’s Groove Freebie Challenge, with a summer freebie from designer Katie Castillo. We love the elegant presentation of this page that draws your eyes to the photos – on a hot day the frozen treats are a welcome sight, too! Great job, Letha!

Summertime - Letha

SUPER SALE in the Store! Stock up and Save 20%

This month, when you spend a minimum of $10 in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store, you can save 20% off your order! Just fill up your cart, and type in the code SUPERSALE exactly as shown in the coupon code field before you checkout. You’ll get a whopping 20% off your order.

This is a great time to stock up on your “digital scrap supplies” for the year. Browse the store for gorgeous designs on all the themes you can dream of: birthday, Christmas, boy, girl, pets, travel, “every day”, and so much more! Don’t wait, check out our selection of thousands of digital kits and templates, by some of the top designers in the industry!

Note: Coupon code SUPERSALE must be typed in the coupon code field exactly as shown. Applies to new orders only and cannot be combined with any other offers. Minimum purchase of $10 – valid in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store only. Expires September 30, 2011.

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

SweetSummertime by KapiScrap

Each month, we feature a great freebie mini-kit and a fun 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, a lovely freebie (showpage above) and summer-y challenge is hosted by KapiScrap and Art. For all of the details, please check out the September 2011 freebie challenge thread here.

The Great (Imaginary) Outdoors!

The outdoor “landscape” may be whimsical, but this layout still shouts “summertime”! We love the extraction, and the adorable embies, to say nothing of the layout’s photo subject – so sweet! Lovely work from tin tin.

Froggie Page - tin tin

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

Great new kits are added to the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store each month. And remember – all through September 2011, you can save 20% on orders of $10 or more (see above for all the details!).

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

Autumn Crunch Kit – Carena Scott

See Red Kit – Kirsten Smit

Vintage Treasury - Monja Wessel


Vintage Treasury Elements – Monja Wessel

Harmony - Siobhan Kite

Harmony Template – Siobhan Kite

Look for next month’s issue of The Groove on October 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!

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!