October 2007 – Digital Scrapbooking Inspiration
In The Groove
“Sports” is this month’s energetic theme! Though we know that all of our readers are Olympic-quality scrappers, we wanted to celebrate some of our other recreational hobbies. So whether you have some great pics of yourself as pinch hitter for your community baseball team, or your child is gearing up for a black belt in karate, we want to see your sports and recreation-themed layouts!
This month’s freebie is from the Magnificent and Magnanimous Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store designer Michelle McCoy (love those “M’s”!). Check below to find ‘em! Also, before you “hit the showers”, check out our sporty layout contest, with a challenging design twist (below). GO TEAM!!!
Sports, Of Course!
Bases are loaded. You crouch down, ready to begin your race. Your skis are waxed and you’re off to hit the trails. Coach goes over the plan for the championship game one last time. You get the picture: ENERGY, ANTICIPATION, ADRENALINE, and of course, FUN are what sports and recreation themed layouts are all about! Get inspired with the layouts below, and then go and scrap your own!
Digital Scrapbooking Tips
Groovy Tip #1: 8 x 8 is the default scrapbook page size in Scrapbook MAX!. But by choosing Page> Settings and clicking on the Size tab, you can alter your page size to the one that best suits your design needs!
Groovy Tip #2: Have you made a template that you want to share with other Scrapbook MAX! users? Find easy instructions on how to share your own Scrapbook MAX! templates by clicking here!
Meet Johana M. (a.k.a. “omajo”) – a delightful Scrapbook MAX! member with fresh ideas and a joyful, creative design touch! Get to know more about her below, and enjoy some of her favorite layouts!
Q- If we asked your friends to describe you, what would they say?
A- Well probably, an active woman who likes good company and good food, especially ‘ice cream’!
Q- Besides scrapbooking, what do you do for fun?
A- My other hobby is flower arrangement- I love flowers! I also enjoy having a cuppa with close friends and good company. But most of all, I love dancing with our 3 years old granddaughter.
Q- Who are the most special people in your life. Why?
A- It’s hard to say. I like everybody in my family. Been married for 38 years now, so I must say, my husband is special! My two sons and two daughters in-law are very special to me. And the most special are Tania and Matthew, our two grandchildren.
Q- Where do you find inspiration for your layouts?
A- My inspiration comes from looking at other people’s layouts in the galleries, and also from magazines and other media advertisements. Nature and the surroundings are also an important source of inspiration.
Q- Do you have a signature color scheme or type of embellishment that you love to use?
A- I really love happy spring colors; green, orange, yellow, pink and mauve. The type of embellishment that I love is hard to say; it really depends on the layout. But, I like flowers and beads.
Q- What is your next scrapbook project?
A- I have lots in my mind at the moment! Since I just bought PhotoSpark, I’d like to make an album for our grandchildren, part using Scrapbook MAX! and part using PhotoSpark.
Q- If you could be a celebrity for one day, who would you be and why?
A- Hahaha! Never thought about this before… but anyway, I would want to be like Martha Stewart, because her shows are about art and cooking and other wonderful tips.
See some of Johana’s favorite layouts below!
Interested in being one of The Groove’s profiled scrappers? Write to us at [email protected] for details.
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The Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store is known for its GORGEOUS embellishment and template Booster Pack kits, and its awesome prices. Well…the kits are still gorgeous, and with our FABULOUS FALL SALE, the prices are even better!September 28 through October 31, 2007, when you spend a minimum of $10 in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store, you can save 10% off of your order!* Just type in the coupon code FALL2007 during the checkout process.
The best part? You can use this coupon AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT! So take advantage of reduced prices and stock up on kits by our team of professional designers, made just for Scrapbook MAX!.
* Offer applies to new orders only. Valid exclusively on purchases made in the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store (minimum purchase of $10). May not be combined or used with any other discount.
Visit the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store today!
The Groove’s Monthly Freebie
to get your Freebies!
Love Michelle’s mini-kit? Get the complete kit for only $5.00!
Why not create attractive recipe cards using Scrapbook MAX!?
To make your own signature recipe card, simply choose Page > Settings, select the Size tab, then choose Small Photo for 6 x 4 recipe cards, or select Custom to set your own widths and heights (smaller recipe cards are often 5 x 3). Now add pictures, embellishments, and “journal” the recipe itself right on the page. What better way to preserve those family food favorites forever!
(In fact – a little recipe book “homemade” with Scrapbook MAX! would make a terrific gift! Check out Wendy’s (Australia) recipe card to the right, made with Scrapbook MAX!, and get cookin’! )
Contest: Go, Team!
We’re looking for layouts that celebrate sports and recreation! So play ball, game on, stick that landing, etc., etc.! But here’s the added challenge: your TEAM COLORS must be the most prominent colors in your layout’s background! (If your layout doesn’t feature a team or uniform, use any two prominent colors of your choice for your backgrounds.)
Three winning layouts will be published in the next issue of The Groove: 1st prize is a $20 gift certificate to the Scrapbook MAX! Booster Pack Store! 2 runners up will each receive an official Scrapbook MAX! mousepad.
To enter, publish your layout as a JPEG image using the ‘High Quality’ and ‘Web/Email’ options, and upload it to the
contest page in the Scrapbook MAX! gallery. All entries will be available for viewing. Contest closes Friday, October 26, 2007, 5:00pm (CST). ** Note: You must be a registered member of the Scrapbook MAX! forums to enter this contest. To register for free, click here.
“The Great Outdoors” Contest Winners!
For getting up close (maybe too close!!) to the Great Outdoors and making a super layout, 1st Place goes to “ ‘Bearly’ getting’ by…” by poppabob!
Congrats to our Runners-Up!
Runners-up – MomsCorner brought us a winter wonderland with cool colors and great nature embellishments. And Michelle M.’s layout was a great “catch” – we love the “water bubble” effect of the polka dot background in “Nature Boy” .
Congrats to all participants!
Keeping things “uniform”! Sometimes, layouts call for a whimsical blend of colors…and other times, it’s all about “matching”. That’s what we love about these two layouts – the colors of the background really highlight and complement the colors in the sports uniforms. Follow mint and crazcat3835’s lead – taking cues from the uniform in a sports-themed layout makes for a real winner!
The Groove Wants YOU!
Have a Lois Lane complex? Put it to use by contributing to The Groove! We’re always looking for fresh ideas to make The Groove fun and exciting – just like our readers! Tips, musings, inspirations, ingenious scrapbook ideas – if you’ve got ‘em, we’d love to read ‘em! Email The Groove your bright ideas today! Contact us at [email protected]
Next Month In The Groove
The Groove celebrates “Real-Life Superstars!” Plus – look for October’s “Go, Team!” contest winners!