Win Custom Products: Virtual Crop — Digital Edition Challenges!

Welcome to the FIRST Virtual Crop — Digital Edition! First, let’s walk through an overview of the event which runs from right now — 9am CT Friday through Sunday at 11:59pm CT on Facebook (click here to join).

Here’s a quick 3-minute overview of how the event runs:

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If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop — Digital Edition, you can get the 411 on Virtual Crops — Digital Edition in this blog post, including how to participate, tips on how to take screenshots, examples of challenges and prizes and more.

To Start, Let’s Talk Post Approvals & Security:

IMPORTANT: THIS IS A FREE EVENT. If you see anything asking you to enter credit card information, it is NOT LEGITIMATE.

Due to spam posts because of the popularity of our virtual events, we have had to change our virtual events so that each post submitted must be approved by an admin.

  • The Home Office team will approve your post as quickly as possible. During challenge times (posted below), please give the US/CA team 15 minutes to approve your post. After challenge hours, please give the team 4 hours to approve your post.
  • All posts submitted from now through the 11:59pm CT deadline on Sunday will be reviewed and approved prior to the winner selection on Wednesday, April 29.
  • Thank you! This is to ensure the safety and enjoyment of this event for everyone!

A Few Important Things to Know:

  1. This blog post has all 5 of the challenges for the event. You can work at your own pace! However, we have a recommended schedule below to pace yourself and complete all 5 challenges to maximize your chances to win a prize!
  2. SPECIAL NSD CELEBRATION PRICING IS AVAILABLE NOW! To celebrate our first Virtual Crop — Digital Edition, as well as the upcoming National Scrapbook Day, NOW through May 5 at midnight (CT or AET), you can get Custom Album Covers, Refill Pages and Complete Albums at a GREAT NSD Celebration PRICE! You will see the special pricing when you visit Custom Digital Products. (Shop US | CA | AU)
  3. NEW ARTWORK IS AVAILABLE FOR ELEMENTS AND BACKGROUNDS! In the Designer, you will see that we have added new general themes such as sports, holidays and celebrations to our Backgrounds and Elements. Now you will have general themes to use all year! (If you are a CM Advisor or customer, you may recognize this artwork from past collections or theme packs.)
  4. During the challenge times below, there will be chat support available in the Creative Memories Custom Product Designer (for US and CA). In addition to sharing your progress and asking questions in the Facebook event, we will have chat support available to you directly in the Creative Memories Designer. If you have a specific question about how to get your project done, you will have help available via chat!
    • Challenge #1: 9am CT Friday (midnight AET Friday)
    • Challenge #2: 11am CT Friday (2am AET Saturday)
    • Challenge #3: 1pm CT Friday (4am AET Saturday)
    • Challenge #4: 9am CT Saturday (midnight AET Saturday)
    • Challenge #5: 11am CT Saturday (2am AET Saturday)

The Rules for All 5 Challenges

  1. Create a layout following the 5 sketches below. Please watch the videos, they explain the challenges and will be helpful to learn how to create the challenge in the Creative Memories designer!
  2. Take a screenshot of your completed project. (Instructions for Mac | PC)
  3. Post your screenshot on the Virtual Crop — Digital Edition Facebook Event Page AND add #CMVirtualCrop1, #CMVirtualCrop2#CMVirtualCrop3, etc., to the caption/comments. You will add the hashtag that matches the challenge you are submitting to qualify to win the prize for that challenge. Feel free to use other hashtags as well such as #CreativeMemories but BE SURE to include #CMVirtualCrop1, #CMVirtualCrop2, etc., so we can find your post. For Instagram users, you will need to add #CMVirtualCrop1, #CMVirtualCrop2, #CMVirtualCrop3, etc., so your post can be found that way.
  4. You have the entire event to submit your projects to all five challenges but all submissions must be received by Sunday, April 26 at 11:59pm CT (or Monday, 27 April at 2:59pm AET for Australia). Keep refreshing the Facebook Event Page to see others’ masterpieces!

The Prize for All 5 Challenges

Prize for all 5 challenges of the Virtual Crop — Digital Edition will be a COUPON to print your Custom Album Cover OR Custom Refill Pages OR a Complete Custom Album for FREE – it will be your choice from these three options! We award one (1) prize for each challenge randomly, but we make sure that all the challenge requirements have been met first (i.e., that the sketch was followed and that it uses CM products).

Challenge #1: Create an Album Cover

Starts at 9am CT Friday (midnight AET Friday) or start on your own!

Please note: if your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately).

Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #1:

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For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Album Covers, search the FAQ or ask us in the Facebook event or on chat support!

Brittany (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Deep Blue Sea.
Alison (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Picture This!
Kelsey (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Sun-Kissed.

Challenge #2: Create a 2-Page Spread | Learn How to Use a Template

Starts at 11am CT Friday (2am AET Saturday) or start on your own!

Please note: if your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately).

Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #2 plus learn how to use a template in the Creative Memories Designer:

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For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Refill Pages, search the FAQ or ask us in the Facebook event or on chat support!

Alison (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Spring Medley.
Carrie (Home Office) created in Photoshop using Travel Log and imported final JPGs of her pages into the Creative Memories Designer.
Deb (Home Office) created in Artisan using Grand Slam and imported final JPGs of her pages into the Creative Memories Designer.
Tara (Home Office) created in Photoshop using Harvest Delight and imported final JPGs of her pages into the Creative Memories Designer.

Challenge #3: Create a 2-Page Spread | Learn DIY Two-Tone Backgrounds

Starts at 1pm CT Friday (4am AET Saturday) or start on your own!

Please note: if your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately).

Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #3 plus learn how to create DIY two-tone backgrounds in the Creative Memories Designer:

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For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Refill Pages, search the FAQ or ask us in the Facebook event or on chat support!

Jessica (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Magic Awaits. She will journal in the bottom left by hand!
Kelsey (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Sun-Kissed.
Sandra (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Winterberry.
Deb (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using NEW holiday backgrounds and elements. She left blank space on the left to add journaling!
Jaclyn (Home Office) created in Illustrator using Beneath the Pines and then imported final JPG pages into the Creative Memories Designer.

Challenge #4: Create a 2-Page Spread With Memorabilia

Starts at 9am CT Saturday (midnight AET Sunday) or start on your own!

Please note: if your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately).

Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #4 plus leave space to add memorabilia after you print your pages:

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Plus check out more memorabilia demos >

For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Refill Pages, search the FAQ or ask us in the Facebook event or on chat support!

Laurel (Home Office) created in Illustrator using Daydreamer and then imported the finished JPG pages into the Creative Memories Designer. She will add a wedding invite to the page.
Brittany (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Merry Little Christmas. She will add a Christmas card to the page.
Deb (Home Office) created in Artisan using Beneath the Pines and imported final JPGs of her pages into the Creative Memories Designer. She will add her son’s artwork to the page.
Tracey (Home Office, Australia) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Daydreamer. She will add a letter from the queen to celebrate this amazing woman’s 100th birthday!

Challenge #5: Create a 2-Page Spread | Learn How to Rearrange a Layout

Starts at 11am CT Saturday (2am AET Sunday) or start on your own!

Please note: if your goal is to create a Complete Custom Album (cover + refill pages) during this crop, then you will want to start by choosing the Complete Custom Album and not the Custom Cover or Custom Refill Pages (separately).

Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #5 plus learn how to rearrange a layout in the Designer:

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For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Refill Pages, search the FAQ or ask us in the Facebook event or on chat support!

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Mat (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Picture This!
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Marnie (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Deep Blue Sea.
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Alex (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Storytime.
Tara (Home Office) created in Photoshop using Travel Log and then imported final JPG pages into the Creative Memories Designer.
Deb (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using NEW kids backgrounds and elements. She left blank space on the left to add journaling!
Teresa (Home Office) created in the Creative Memories Designer using Super Duper Girl.
Carrie (Home Office) created in Photoshop using Memoirs & Memories and imported final JPGs of her pages into the Creative Memories Designer.

Have Fun? RSVP for Upcoming Virtual Crop Events!

Did you have fun this weekend? If so, RSVP for the next Virtual Crop, our NSD Worldwide Virtual Crop and BONUS NSD Happy Hour Crop, which will take place April 30-May 2. RSVP today! 

REMEMBER: Special NSD Pricing for Custom Products Is Available NOW!

Available NOW through May 5 at midnight (CT or AET)

To celebrate our first Virtual Crop — Digital Edition, as well as the upcoming National Scrapbook Day, you can get Custom Album Covers, Refill Pages and Complete Albums at a GREAT NSD Celebration PRICE! You will see the special pricing when you visit Custom Digital Products. (Shop US | CA | AU)

And you can continue to learn about all of our Custom Products offered, including NEW Photo Prints and the ultra-popular Custom Foiled Spines by visiting: US | CA | AU

Thanks again for joining us. Happy scrapping!

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

2 thoughts on “Win Custom Products: Virtual Crop — Digital Edition Challenges!

  1. I plan to order again before the free print offer is over.

    I’ll check Monday and see if the new products are there.

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Sent from my iPhone

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