Challenge 4: Virtual Crop

Happy Saturday!  We are so glad that you are able to join us for the Fall 2017 Virtual Crop!

The skies are gray here in Central Minnesota, and we are supposed to have a fall-like day here! The air is crisp and the leaves are changing (some are even falling already).  What a great day to open the window, take in the fresh air, and scrap the day away.

Got your coffee?  (….and M&M’s?)  I can’t scrap without those 2 basics.   What about you?  What is your go-to scrapping snack?

Did you get a chance to join us last night to create a couple of projects?

Let’s not waste any time, and get things rolling right away.

Challenge 4:  Create a layout following the sketch below.  Take a photo of your completed project and post it to the Facebook Event Page by 11am CST today (Saturday the 16th) to qualify for the prize for this challenge.

12 x 12 Sketches - Page 001


Here are a few ideas provided by Advisors and Content Contributors for your inspiration:

Tammy McEwen- Advisor;  Ontario, Canada

Tammy created a second page to accompany her single layout:


To create this layout, you will need:

  • Gallivant Paper Pack  US  CAN  AU
  • Gallivant Embellishments  US  CAN  AU
  • Gold ABC/123 Stickers  US  CAN  AU
  • Custom Cutting System with Circle Templates  US  CAN  AU
  • Leaf Trio Punch  US  CAN  AU
  • Tape Runner  US  CAN  AU
  • Doily Border Punch  US  CAN  AU
  • 12″ Straight Trimmer  US  CAN  AU


Martha Murray
Michelle Pastoor- Advisor;  Manitoba, Canada

To create this layout, you will need:

  • White Cardstock  US  CAN  AU
  • Cool Serenity Embellishments  US  CAN  AU
  • Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns  US  CAN  AU
  • Neutral Mix & Match Paper Pack US  CAN  AU
  • Tape Runner  US  CAN  AU
  • Mint ABC/123 Stickers  US  CAN  AU
  • Black Dual-Tip Pen  US  CAN  AU
  • 12″ Straight Trimmer  US  CAN  AU


Marja Deeth- CM Home Office;  Canada

Marja used squares instead of circles on her layout.

To create this layout, you will need:

  • Goldenrod, Royal Blue and Beige Cardstock  US  CAN  AU
  • Mix & Match Royal Blue Paper Pack  US  CAN  AU
  • Mix & Match Royal Blue Embellishments  US  CAN  AU
  • 2-Way Corner Rounder  US  CAN  AU
  • 12″ Straight Trimmer  US  CAN  AU
  • Gold ABC/123 Stickers  US  CAN  AU
  • Pen & Pouch  US  CAN  AU
  • Tape Runner  US  CAN  AU


Circle layout for Virtual crop blogs
Sachiyo Omitsu- Advisor;  California, United States

To create this layout, you will need:

  • Made with Love Paper Pack  US  CAN  AU
  • Mix & Match Neutral Embellishments  US  CAN  AU
  • Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns  US  CAN  AU
  • Scallop Burst Border Punch  US  CAN  AU
  • Black Dual-Tip Pen  US  CAN  AU
  • Tape Runner  US  CAN  AU
  • Scissors  US  CAN  AU
  • Swirly Black ABC/123 Stickers  US  CAN  AU
2017 Pages - Page 034
(Digital) Beth Thomander- Advisor;  Nova Scotia, Canada

To create this layout, you will need:

  • Croptoberfest Project Recipe Digital Kit  US  CAN  AU

Font: Harrlems

Tips for creating this digital layout:

  • The rich palette of colours in the Croptoberfest kit is perfect for nature photos.
  • I have added some dimension to the gold heart by using a 3D filter and softened the edge so the heart now has a puffy look.
  • The title bar has a 3D edge by using the same filter as for the heart, but the edge was not softened on this one.  The edge was left sharp to show angles.
  • In digital scrapbooking resizing is a huge advantage.  I have resized many of the flowers and leaves to fit where I wanted to add them to the page.
  • The vine was resized, repeated and the colour was changed to a darker colour to help it stand out against the darker papers.


Thank you SO much for joining us for this Virtual Crop!  As a way to show our thanks and gratitude for joining us, we are offering all Virtual Croppers a coupon code for $10 off a $25 purchase, which is valid between now and Saturday September 16th, 2017 at 5:00pm CST.  Make sure to enter code:  CMCROP10 into the coupon code prompt when checking out.

***Please ensure the code applies before checking out.  We are not able to go back in and add the code once the order has been placed.

If you have questions regarding the code, please ask on the Facebook Event Page.  We will not honor the code after the deadline.

Happy Creating!

7 thoughts on “Challenge 4: Virtual Crop

  1. I haven’t done Creative Memories in so long, I currently have my kids photos on my cell phone. Last time I did CM—we took the film to the drug store and had the pictures developed. How do you guys do it know?

    1. I personally upload my cell phone and my Nikon to Historian at the same time so they are all in the same place and then upload to Costco to have them printed. My Oldest in college uses shutterfly app on her phone which allows her to send them straight from her phone to be printed. In a pinch if we need the photos within the hour we use the walgreens app and then pick them up at our local walgreens.

  2. I LOVE the “marshmallow” tweak in shape! I love the colors and print contrasts! Thank you for opening my mind on how to tweak the recipe into my own!

  3. I am so happy to see the layout box return!! It is the key to my getting pages done! I could layout everything in one session, which helped me cull excess photos. Then, when I had a short amount of time to scrapbook, all I needed were the basics–adhesives, pens, tools for trimming, if I change my mind. The rest was all together where I didn’t have to struggle to remember what I was doing.

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