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:
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:
- 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!
- 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)
- 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.)
- 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
- 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!
- Take a screenshot of your completed project. (Instructions for Mac | PC)
- 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.
- 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!
Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #1:
For additional helpful tips on creating Custom Album Covers, search the FAQ or ask us in the Facebook event or on chat support!
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!
Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #2 plus learn how to use a template in 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!
Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #3 plus learn how to create DIY two-tone backgrounds in 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!
Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #4 plus leave space to add memorabilia after you print your pages:
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!
Watch this video to learn how to create Challenge #5 plus learn how to rearrange a layout in the 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)
Thanks again for joining us. Happy scrapping!
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou