January 2023 Virtual Crop

The first Virtual Crop of 2023 has arrived — woohoo! We’re SO excited that you’re joining us this weekend and can’t wait to share it with you!

If you’ve participated in our past Virtual Crops, you will notice that we have implemented several exciting NEW features for 2023 Virtual Crops that start with this weekend’s crop! To get a rundown of these changes (that everyone is raving about — such as measurements for the sketches!), you’ll want to start by reading the “2023 Virtual Crop Info & NEW Features” blog post.

If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog post, including how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group)supplies you’ll needexamples of challenges, the types of prizes and more.

If you’re already up to speed on what’s new for 2023 VCs, then read on!

In this post, you will find ALL 4 sketches for this crop (these 4 sketches are for the entire weekend; no additional sketches will be posted), a downloadable PDF with the 4 sketches for your convenience, hashtags to use when posting your challenge layouts in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group, prize information and layout inspiration. This is about to be an amazing weekend and we can’t wait to see what you create!

To ensure we see all your submissions for the chance to win, you’ll want to post each layout you complete as its own new post with the hashtag for that challenge. You have until Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 11:59pm CT (AU: Wednesday, 18 Jan., at 4:59pm AEDT) to submit your layouts for the chance to win a prize (more details on what you can win further down this post!). Again, we’re so excited that you’re here and happy scrapping!

Challenge #1 — #CMVirtualCrop1January2023

Gray tonal sketch with three photo placeholders, circle punch outs on the right, and embellishments.

Challenge #2 — #CMVirtualCrop2January2023

Gray tonal sketch with three photo placeholders, embellishments, title and journaling box.

Challenge #3 — #CMVirtualCrop3January2023

Two-page spread gray tonal sketch with six photo placeholders, embellishments, space for journaling and a title.

Challenge #4 — #CMVirtualCrop4January2023

Two-page spread gray tonal sketch with seven photo placeholders, a large title, embellishments and spot for journaling.

View the rules and how prizes are awarded here ➤

NOTE: The Prize Pack will be awarded to one (1) participant in each challenge. Valid only for products currently in stock (excludes products that are out of stock and expected to return and products that are not in-house due to global shipping delays). We will award the prizes randomly, but to win, it must be evident you used the sketch we provided as inspiration to create a project using predominantly Creative Memories products. You have until Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 11:59pm CT to submit your layout(s). Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 19, at noon CT.

Challenge #1

Collection Used: Tropic Time or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)

Challenge #2

Collection Used: Totally Tonal Island Waters or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)

Challenge #3

Collection Used: Silver & Gold or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)

Challenge #4

Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching Jan. 16) Serenity

Want to try out the Virtual Crop digitally? Check out our demo of how to use Custom Refill Pages. When you complete the sketch, instead of snapping a photo of your layout, take a screenshot and submit it to the Virtual Crop Facebook Group. 

Again, thanks so much for joining us for the FIRST Virtual Crop of 2023 — comment below to let us know that you’re joining and to let us know what you think of the new changes and additions!

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”  Albert Einstein

10 thoughts on “January 2023 Virtual Crop

  1. Love the layouts and getting them all at once so we can pick what fits our photos best as we go through the crop time. I also like the 2 – 1 page and 2 – 2 page layouts for variety! Thank you for thinking through & making some good changes!

  2. As a school teacher I just can’t crop all weekend so I’m very grateful to have the sketches and to be able to several in one day. I LOVE that you added measurement to them since it helps me plan so much easier. Thank you!

  3. Really appreciate the sizes listed on tbe layout samples. Even if used as guidelines they are very helpful.

    1. Hi Elaine! You can also submit your layout(s) on Instagram using the same hashtags as above. Or, you can also ask someone to post in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group on your behalf — if you have someone post for you, you’ll want to have them include your name in the post so we know who the submission is for.

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