O2BNGdHope’s Enter the World of Make Believe Layout invites us all to…
Enter the World of Whimsy!
We asked our fabulous Groove readers and the super digi scrappers in the Scrapbook MAX! online community to submit their whimsical layouts for this fun-filled issue- and did we ever get a “fantastical” response! Whimsy can mean so many different things, as you’ll see below. But it is always colorful, fun, and a little bit unexpected (to say the least)! Enjoy the many sides of whimsy in these gorgeous layouts…we hope they inspire you to make your own spirited creations!
Don’t forget to look for our freebie challenge below, hosted this month by designer Michelle McCoy – the adorable freebie comes just in time for Valentine’s Day, so be sure to check it out!
One common theme among the many whimsical submissions we received was the inclusion of ADORABLE babies in magical settings. Babies as princes and princesses, babies as sprites and fairies, babies as angels… there sure is something about infants that inspires thoughts of magic and wonder! Enjoy these superbly creative layouts shared below!
crops2dawn – Fairytale Layout
eye- Baby Angel Layout
Marion- Magic of Time Layout
Walk on the Wild Side…
We loved this hilarious and super-cute layout of Sam in “moose” pjs! Isn’t the world of digital scrapbooking awesome? You can really let your imagination loose and “magically” transform a great digital photo into a work of whimsical art. Super job!
grannywin-Moose is Loose Layout
The Groove Monthly Freebie
Michelle McCoy’s Freebie Kit
The Freebie Part
Michelle McCoy has shared these adorable and “love”ly freebies, perfect for Valentine’s layouts!
Find the freebies in our Groove Monthly Freebie thread!
The Challenge Part
Here is Michelle’s challenge, using Michelle’s freebie collection:
February is the month of romance and those little candy hearts we crave so much…So this month let’s scrap a layout (or more…lol) about love….Using at least three things from my freebie, scrap a page that lists five or more things that you love about yourself or someone else…Be creative and use shapes or express yourself with some fancy word art…Ideas are endless…Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Don’t forget to HUG someone today…<wink>
Thanks, Michelle! To all our readers – Share your layout in the The Groove’s February 2009 Challenge thread!
February 2009 “Featured Kits”
Love Michelle’s freebie mini-kit? Looking for kits with a similar style?
Below are February’s four featured kits, all by Michelle McCoy. This month, when you purchase any of Michelle’s four Featured Kits, you’ll receive a discount for 10% off! Simply add any of the four Featured Kits to your cart until February 28, 2009, and type in the coupon code MMC-FEB to receive your 10% off discount (be sure to type in the code MMC-FEB exactly as shown).
Offer applies to featured kits, new orders only. Coupon code MMC-FEB must be used at the time of order. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Offer ends February 28, 2009.
Still Young Enough for Magic…
As we saw above, babies and whimsy are a natural pairing. But as the following layouts show, even our more grown up children can inspire a delightfully whimsical layout (and enjoy them as a great keepsake of childhood!). See how these two lovely young ladies add sparkle to a page…
Marion- Fairy Dust Layout
scrappyaggie48- Wish Layout
Under the Sea and Out in Space!
Fairytale scapes aren’t the only whimsical settings for a great layout. Why not journey under the sea and spend some time with the merpeople? Or set off for outerspace and reach for the stars, and your dreams! Enjoy these imaginative and whimsical layouts!
kimbob- Neptune Layout
ValerieElaine – Dreams Layout
Color Me Whimsical!
These layouts show you how color can be your main whimsical ingredient. Why not pair two unexpected colors for your next page? And remember, the brighter, the better! We love the freshness of red and yellow of pickngrin’s layout below. And though the setting is also whimsical in Moonlightpearl’s page, we were knocked out by her use of dreamy pinks, blues and lavendars, colors that are elegant and imaginative all at once!
pickngrin – Shaina Layout
Moonlightpearl – Pretty Fairy Layout
Booster Pack Store:
Dozens of 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.
Crystal Longbrake – Unabridged Kit
Diana Carmichael – My Heart Kit
Tina Sudweeks – Magic of Music Kit
Leaving the World of Whimsy…for now!
Here’s another of O2BNGdHope’s imaginative layouts as we exit the world of whimsy. But remember, you never know what you may bring back with you!
Look for the next issue of The Groove on March 1, 2009!
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