February 2012 Challenges and Freebies

Michelle McCoy - Groove Freebie

In this month of Valentines, share your love of scrapbooking by joining a scrapbooking challenge!

Michelle McCoy – The Groove February 2012 Monthly Challenge (Freebie Mini kit!)

Challenge theme: Colorize to match the included swatch, and make original embies using included papers and your own shapes.

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Deanne Gow-Smith – Moonbeam’s Mid-Month Challenge

Challenge theme: Starts on or around February 15, 2012

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Sandrine Boarqueiro – Designer Monthly Challenge

Challenge theme: Starts on or around February 1, 2012

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Michelle McCoy – Look for Michelle’s ongoing Scrappin’ Challenges

Chock full of freebies, prizes and great scrapbooking ideas!

The Groove January 2012

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In the Groove

Happy New Year and a wonderful 2012 to all of our Groove readers! In this issue, we’re reviewing some of our favorite layouts made by scrappers like you! We also have the details about a MAJOR SALE in the Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store (it’s the perfect time to stock up for the year!).

If that wasn’t enough fun, you’ll also get the scoop on a number of awesome challenges taking place in the forums this month, with fabulous freebies and prizes (we’re talking entire kits here – just for trying!). Kick off a new year of scrapbooking and inspiration with The Groove!

A Year in Review

It’s no secret that we have a very talented group of scrappers in our community. We’ve selected a handful of our favorite layouts posted in our gallery in 2011 (we don’t have room to show you all of them here! :) ). We are always amazed with the range of styles and themes you scrap.

Letha’s layout showcased above is an absolutely stunning heritage page. Below, you’ll also find a modern and creative winterscape (KapiColors), a richly colored outdoor page with a country feeling (eye), and a bright, sunshine-y summer layout (lindaathome). Anything and everything can be scrapped with Scrapbook MAX! and your imagination!

KapiColors - Let It Snow

Eye - Primrose Lane LAyout

lindaathome - Summer Layout

Huge “NEW YEAR” Sale in the Store! – 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 NEWYEAR exactly as shown in the coupon code field before you checkout. You’ll get a whopping 20% off your order.

Now is the perfect time to get gorgeous Christmas kits for all those great photos you snapped, and to stock up on kits and templates for the coming year! Checkout some of the latest kits and templates at the end of this issue – and of course, we have THOUSANDS of items to choose from on all kinds of great themes!

Note: Coupon code NEWYEAR 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 January 31, 2012.

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

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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 Fiona Storey is offering you an awesome freebie (pictured above) to work with! For all of the details please check out the challenge thread here.

January 2012 Featured Kits

Are you loving Fiona Storey’s Groove Challenge Freebie? Looking for kits with Fiona’s signature style? Here’s a few for your list, all found in our Featured Content section of the store! Remember, you can save 20% off when you spend $10 in the store by typing in the coupon code NEWYEAR at checkout. Offer is valid on new orders only – expires January 31, 2012 (see full details on this sale above).

Granmas Roses

Duchess

Family Affair

Woodland Faye

Challenges and Freebies

Each month, there are a number of exciting challenges that you can take part of in the Scrapbook MAX! community hosted by members of our very talented Scrapbook MAX! Design Team. Scrapbooking challenges a are a great way to improve your scrapbooking skills, find encouragement and feedback, get some exciting freebies and prizes, and of course – have a great time!

Whether you’re a beginner or a scrapbooking master, get involved in the fun (click on the links below to get to the Challenges and Contests Forum and find your challenge)!

January Challenge Schedule

January 1-31, 2012 – The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge (Fiona Storey)

January 1-31, 2012 – Designer Monthly Challenge – January 2012 (KapiScrap)

January 15-31, 2012 – Mid-Month Challenge (Deanne Gow-Smith)

January Mid-Month Challenge

To start the year of with a great bonus, the January Mid-Month Challenge will give you a FULL size KIT to work with, so all participants are ” winners” just for entering the challenge. There will ALSO be a prize at the end of the month for the winner – a full size kit of YOUR choice from my store.
So put your thinking caps on and start thinking up ideas for your page entry… What can you scrap about a “Challenge in your Life”? Think about the journaling too. Details and rules will be announced when the Challenge opens Jan 15th 2012.. See you there, Deanne

**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 January 2012, 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:

Deanne Gow-Smith – Pretty Petals:

Pretty Petals

Katie Castillo – Peppermint Patty Decorated Monograms:

Peppermint Patty Monograms

Sandrine Boarqueiro-Verdun – Noel en Rouge et Blanc Set 2:

Noel Rouge et Blanc

Michelle McCoy – Snow Time:

Snow Time

Monja Wessel – Someone Like You:

Someone Like You

Siobhan Kite – Nativity:

Nativity

Carena Scott – Winter Is Coming:

Winter Is Coming

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

The Groove October 2011

In the Groove

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It’s the not-so-spooky month of October! Not-so-spooky because of all the candy and chocolate – and also because we’re going to tell you how to get over $100 worth of Halloween-themed digital scrapbooking content for only $14.95!! (details below!).

Throughout this issue, enjoy layouts to inspire your own Halloween creations from Scrapbook MAX! community members (like tanni’s great layout above, from The Groove challenge archives!). We’re also featuring sample layouts to show off just some of the amazing templates you’ll find in our brand new Halloween Expansion Pack (more exciting info below)! Want more for your “Trick or Treat” scrapbooking bag? How about a delightful freebie and challenge from designer Kirsten Smit, and a discount offer on some of Kirsten’s pretty and hip designs. Don’t miss this issue!

NEW! Halloween Fun “Mega” Expansion Pack

Introducing the NEW! Halloween Fun Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. Chock full of pumpkins, treats, and beyond (princesses, pirates, autumn themes – more!) this is a stunning collection of Halloween-themed digital scrapbooking kits and coordinating templates. Sold separately, you would pay over $100 for everything included. But during the month of October 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!

Halloween Fun includes ten premium digital scrapbooking kits and coordinating template sets. It’s SUPER SWEET for scrapping all things Halloween – parties, trick or treating, Halloween games, school events, costumes…Plus we’ve packed this collection with so many classic styles, themes, and colours, we’re sure you’ll use this pack all year long (think birthday parties, hayrides, trips to the country, jumping in autumn leaves – and more!). Offer ends October 31, 2011 – so be sure to hurry!

Special introductory pricing ends October 31, 2011. Use the special link to get this discount. Applies to new orders only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Halloween Fun requires Scrapbook MAX! 2.0 software.

Rattlin’ Bones

Cute Skeleton

Who can resist a skeleton with such an adorable smile? We had so much fun digging through the gallery archives to look at past Halloween layouts, and this was one of our favorites! Isn’t this charming? Nice work, lemonade6363!

Sample Layouts from Halloween Fun Expansion Pack

Below are four sample layouts from our new Halloween Fun Expansion Pack for Scrapbook MAX! 2.0. To see everything that you get with this “spooky” and versatile pack, check out our What’s Included Page.

Use Halloween Fun to scrap traditional Halloween pages, like trick or treating, costume dress up, and jack-o-lantern carving!

From Michelle McCoy’s “Alpha Frenzy” :

From Steve Russell’s “Pumpkin Patch”:

For more traditional Halloween layout possibilities, check out our super cute “Halloween Yummies”, “Trick or Treat”, and “Twoo Whit Twoo Woo” themes!

You can also scrap fall themed pages with Halloween Fun, with or without a nod to October 31st!

From Fiona Storey’s “Oatmeal Hue”:

For another versatile autumn theme, check out the elegant “Autumn Air”

Use Halloween Fun all year round whenever fun and fantasy come into play!

From Siobhan Kite’s “Princess”:

For more fun and games, we also have an enchanted fairy theme and a swash-buckling pirate theme!

See everything you get in Halloween Fun here!

The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge

Heartlace-Kirsten Smit

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 Kirsten Smit is offering you a lovely, lacy heart-themed kit. You’ll be challenged to make two layouts about the people you love (and one of those people is YOU!). For all of the details please check out the October 2011 freebie challenge thread here.

October 2011 Featured Kits

Looking for kits with Kirsten’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 KSM-OCT at checkout.

WORTH

Sari Market

Lush

Magic Metal

EEK! A Spider!

Here’s a final layout to end our not-spooky issue of The Groove. Okay – maybe it’s a bit spooky, but it’s kind of cool, too! Great photo, and lovely Halloween-themed layout, MaggieMae. Happy Halloween!

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

The Groove October 2010

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MaggieMae – Jack-O-Lantern Layout

In the Groove

October is the traditional month of jack-o-lanterns, bags of candy, and scary stories. But digi scrappers have another tradition – making layouts of their own adorable ghosties! This issue, enjoy some of our favorite Halloween-themed layouts by Scrapbook MAX!-ers featuring charming boys and ghouls…um…girls. (We’re looking forward to seeing new Halloween layouts in the gallery later in the month, too!)

Read on (if you dare!) to find a spooky challenge and freebie from Siobhan Kite (we think you’ll find it’s very “gourd”). There’s also a discount coupon for some of Siobhan’s not-at-all-scary kits in the store (in fact, they’re just plain gorgeous!).

Happy Scrapping, and Happy Halloween!

Boo-tiful Layouts!

Have you ever seen a cuter skeleton or more adorable little tiger? These layouts capture the fun of Halloween (look at that skeleton in lemonaded6363′s layout beam from ear to ear!). We also love how the little images in ScrapBug’s layout tell a whole story of a first Halloween – where our Halloween baby goes from being not-so-sure, to happy, to asleep!

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lemonade 6363 – Halloween Layout 2008

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ScrapBug- Halloween Layout

Halloween Humour!

These are just awesome photos! From the fun striped tights of a spunky witch in WendyG’s layout, to the hilariously unexpected duckling photo (what a great get-up!) in LadyTrish’s page, you had us laughing so hard, we didn’t hear the trick-or-treaters at the door!


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WendyG- Witch With Striped Tights Layout

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LadyTrish- Cute Little Duckling Layout

The Groove’s Monthly Freebie Challenge!

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Halloween-themed freebie kit by Scrapbook MAX! digital kit designer Siobhan Kite

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 and post a link to your layout in a reply to the challenge thread!

This month, designer Siobhan Kite has shared a spooky Halloween-themed kit (elements in blacks, oranges, and a balancing charcoal grey – very nice!). Get ready to make some “hauntingly” beautiful pages!

Siobhan’s Challenge:

USING ONLY THESE ELEMENTS, CREATE A LAYOUT. WHEN ADDING A PHOTO, GO TO THE ADVANCED TAB ON THE PROPERTIES BOX AND MANIPULATE THE COLORS TO CREATE A SUPER CREEPY DISPLAY.

Find the challenge thread here!

October 2010 Featured Kits

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

Be sure to use the coupon code SKI-OCT 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 October 31, 2010, and type in the coupon code SKI-OCT , to receive your 10% off discount (be sure to type in the code SKI-OCT exactly as shown. Applies to new orders only).

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Siobhan Kite – Just So Cute Backgrounds

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Siobhan Kite – The Fairies 2 Kit

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Siobhan Kite – Fairy Backs and Papers

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Siobhan Kite – Dolly Template

Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store – **NEW RELEASES!**

Great new kits are added to the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates 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! digital scrapbooking software.

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

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Katie Castillo – Happy Fall Y’all Add On

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Michelle McCoy – Change of Weather Kit

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Monja Wessel – Dreaming Of Christmas

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Watch for the next issue of The Groove on November 1, 2010…