MerryMum – Twins Layout (week of August 1-7)
In The Groove
Happy September, everyone! This month’s Groove-y theme is “Hot off the Press!”. We’re featuring our five-or-so favorite layouts posted in the gallery in August – one for each week (plus a bonus)! We started above with MerryMum’s lovely heritage layout featuring twins, from last month’s Groove challenge. Thanks for making it a difficult task to choose – hope everyone enjoys seeing some of the terrific stuff posted last month showcased here in The Groove.
And in case all this inspires you to devote more time to scrapping, which it’s sure to do, we are having a “Back 2 Scrap” sale in the digital kits and templates store! This month, when you spend $5 or more on kits and templates, you will save an amazing 20% off your order! As a Groove reader, you’re among the very first to know – find all the details below!
We’ve got your favorites too – inspiration, a great freebie and challenge from designer Kristi Cakebread, and some of the latest releases in the store. It’s that time again – time to get into the scrapbooking groove!
Whimsical Nature Layout
We fell in love with celtic-mom68’s ode to dragonflies in this stunning, fantasy-filled layout. It looks just like a scene from a favorite storybook fairytale. This is our layout pick for to showcase for the week of August 8-14 – beautifully done!
celtic-mom68 – Dragonfly Layout
Love Is … A Layout
irma’s instincts to make this amazing photo the focus of the layout are spot-on. You get lost in this beautiful child’s innocent eyes, drawn in by the fantastic frame. Understated colors add to the elegance. Our fave layout for August 15-21!
irma- Love Is Layout
Huge “Back 2 Scrap” Sale in the Store! -Save 20%
Now is the time to stock up on digital kits and templates to scrap all those summer photos, and photos you’re sure to take in the exciting months to come. That’s because until September 30, 2010, you can save 20% off your entire order!
Simply spend a minimum of $5 in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Kits and Templates Store. Be sure to type in the code BACK2SCRAP exactly as shown in the coupon code field before you checkout. You’ll get a whopping 20% off your order – sweet!
It’s time to treat yourself and dive into a new scrapbooking adventure. What are you waiting for? Let’s go shopping!
Note: Coupon code BACK2SCRAP 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 $5 and valid in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Kits and Templates Store only. Expires September 30, 2010.
The textures in stmac’s layout are – well- tantalizing! Take a close look at the photos and the embellishments. The crackled effect gives a delicate, time-worn look to the layout, suggestive of antiques and precious memories – things worth saving. Beautiful photos, too. Our pick for the stellar layout of August 22-28.
stmac- Marly Layout
The Groove Monthly Freebie Challenge
Garden Mini-Kit by designer Kristi Cakebread
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 Kristi Cakebread has shared a fresh gardening-themed kit (great colors!) perfect for scrapping any photos that speak of love, tenderness, and gentle pride.
Gardening is about tending to something with tender loving care, and watching it blossom. This month, we’re challenging you to pick a photo of something you are proud to have tended with love – could be a person, an achievement, or anything that fits this idea. Make two layouts with this photo using the mini-kit: one using any combination of the elements “as is”, and in the next, re-color the elements you choose to closely match the main colors in your photo. The layouts can be identical (except for color) or completely different, but the photo or photos should be the same. Have fun!
Find the challenge thread and freebie here!
September 2010 Featured Kits
Looking for kits with Kristi’s signature style? Here’s a few for your list, and a coupon to use, too! Below are September’s featured kits, all by Kristi Cakebread.
Be sure to use the coupon code BACK2SCRAP to get 20% off your order (minimum purchase $5). Simply add any of the Featured Kits below to your cart in the Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store until September 2010, and type in the coupon code BACK2SCRAP exactly as show, to receive your 20% off discount (Applies to new orders only).
Kristi Cakebread – Southview Template
Kristi Cakebread – Smiles and Giggles Template
Krist Cakebread – Nobody Knows It But Me Kit
Krist Cakebread – Nobody Knows It But Me Kit
Filled with Grace-ful Laughter
We loved the breezy feeling of simplicity in TheFreeSpirit’s lovely layout. It truly captures the innocence of a child’s smile. I mean – just look at that adorable face! The color combination is particularly soothing and has us breathing a sigh of contentment. Our pick for the week of August 29-31.
TheFreeSpirit – Grace Layout
Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Kits and Templates Store
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.
**REMEMBER: This month you can get 20% off on orders of $5 or more by using the coupon code BACK2SCRAP. See above for the full details!**
Below is a small sample of some of new kits recently added to the store by various designers:
Michelle McCoy – Summer Smiles Kit
Deanne Gow-Smith – Youth Comes But Once Kit
Another August Favorite….
Sassy – Best Friends Layout
Watch for the next issue of The Groove, coming October 1, 2010!