What is a Virtual Crop–and Bonus Sketch Challenge

Join us right on our Facebook Event Page!  If you have not RSVP’d saying that you will join us — you can do so now!

However, before then, here are some tips to best prepare for the event:

Gather some photos and scrappy supplies, stay comfy in your jammies, and crop the day away with us from the comfort of your home.

We will host several challenges throughout the day from our Facebook Event Page to inspire you at (all Central Time): 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

After you complete each challenge, we encourage you to take a photo and post it to the Facebook Event Page.  By doing that, you will qualify for the prizes that will be given away every 2 hours-at the end of each challenge.

The link to each challenge will be posted on the event page (the challenges will remain on our blog for easy access later). A bonus to challenges being on the blog is that when you subscribe you’ll get an email with each new challenge. Enter your email on the blog to subscribe: https://blog.creativememories.com/

All of the ideas and inspiration will help you get projects completed – and it’s a ton of fun to connect with fellow scrappers across North America..

You won’t want to miss it!

Stop in for one challenge or stay for all of them. We look forward to spending time with you!

We decided to give you a bonus sketch to get your creative juices flowing before tomorrow morning. Post an image to the event page before the event starts tomorrow morning at 9am CST, and your name will be entered to win this prize: 


Use hashtag #CMVirtualCrop.

Create a layout using this sketch, creating a photo grid on your layout.



Kelly shows us how to create a photo grid on your layout using left over scrap pieces. Instead of the flowers, as it shows on the sketch, she has placed three embellishments.

Layout created by Kelly Batten- CM Australia Home Office

To create this layout, you will need:

  • Gray Cardstock  US  CA  AUS
  • Woodland Whimsy Girl Paper  US  CA  AUS
  • Woodland Whimsy Embellishments  US  CA  AUS
  • Mint ABC/123 Stickers  US  CA  AUS
  • Foam Squares  US  CA  AUS
  • 12-inch Trimmer  US  CA  AUS
  • Black Dual-tip Pen  US  CA  AUS


Melissa shows us how to create a photo grid using the 12″ x 12″ Calendar Pages.  She cut the photos and paper into 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ squares, and adhered to the calendar.


To create this layout, you will need:

  • Fur Buddies Paper Pack  US  CA  AUS
  • Fur Buddies Stickers  US  CA  AUS
  • Calendar Grid Scrapbook Pages  US  CA  AUS
  • 12″ Straight Trimmer  US  CA  AUS
  • Foam Squares  US  CA  AUS
  • Black Dual Tip Pen  US  CA  AUS
  • Tape Runner  US  CA  AUS


Marja shows us how to create a beautiful photo grid using cardstock.  She created her own “paper pattern” by punching along the paper edges using the Bubble Maker Border Maker Cartridge.

bonus sketch (MarchVC)
Created by Marja Deeth- CM Canada Home Office

To create this layout, you will need:

  • Royal Blue Cardstock  US  CA  AUS
  • Peacock Blue Cardstock  US  CA  AUS
  • Beige Cardstock  US  CA  AUS
  • White Cardstock  US  CA  AUS
  • Mint ABC/123 Stickers US  CA  AUS
  • Bubble Maker Border Maker Cartridge US  CA  AUS
  • Border Maker System US  CA  AUS
  • 12″ Stright Trimmer US  CA  AUS
  • The Tape Runner US  CA  AUS
  • Black Dual-tip Pen  US  CA  AUS


Beth created a digital layout, and rotated the sketch 90 degrees.

Created by Beth Thomander- Canada

To create this layout, you will need:

  • Cool Serenity Digital Kit  US  CA  AUS


We look forward to see you tomorrow morning at 9am CST.  We have some GREAT challenges planned for you—and we plan to have LOADS of fun!

Facebook Event Page

See you then.


Future Virtual Crops:

May 6th  National Scrapbook Day

September 16

November 11


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