March 2023 Virtual Crop

We’re marching right into it — it’s time for the March Virtual Crop! Get ready, get set and let’s gooooo!

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 want to know what’s new for 2023 VC’s, you can read about the updated features in this blog post.

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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, March 14, at 11:59pm CT (AU: Wednesday, 15 March, at 3:59pm 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 — #CMVirtualCrop1March2023

Gray tonal sketch with three photo placeholders, a decorative border at the bottom of the page, journaling, title and embellishments.

Challenge #2 — #CMVirtualCrop2March2023

Gray tonal one-page sketch with four photo placeholders, embellishments, banners, journaling and a title.

Challenge #3 — #CMVirtualCrop3March2023

Two-page gray tonal sketch with five photo placeholders, quilted-pattern background, journaling and embellishments.

Challenge #4 — #CMVirtualCrop4March2023

Two-page gray tonal sketch with six photo placeholders, circle-shaped paper in the background, vertical borders on the outside edges of the pages and embellishments.

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, March 14, at 11:59pm CT to submit your layout(s). Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, March 16, at noon CT.

Challenge #1

National Scrapbook Day themed scrapbooking layout with a decorative border and placeholders for photos and journaling.
Layout by Nicole Z. Creative Memories Home Office

Collection Used: NSD 2023 or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)

Nicole’s Tip: A simple way to make your layout feel balanced is by repeating a paper pattern or color in more than one spot on your layout (e.g., having a small strip of green in the border at the bottom of the page to play off of the journal background at the top).

Psst! If you would like to attend an NSD event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Advisor Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU

Challenge #2

Blue scrapbooking layout with four photo placeholders and embellishments.
Layout by Sonia A. Creative Memories Home Office

Collection Used: Cue the Blue or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)

Sonia’s Tip: “When selecting a theme for your scrapbook, make sure to choose one that is meaningful to you and your memories! Make sure to use coordinating papers and embellishments to create a cohesive and organized look.”

Challenge #3

Farm themed two-page spread with five photo placeholders, a decorative barn embellishment, journaling and laser borders.
Layout by Noreen S. Creative Memories Home Office

Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching March 13) On the Farm

Noreen’s Tip: “Use the XL Layered Frame Embellishment and a 4×6 photo in place of the 5×7 photo. Add homey touches like the faux stitching marks with the Brown Dual-Tip Pen.” 

Challenge #4

Spring-themed two-page scrapbooking spread with six photo placeholders, decorative borders on the outside edges of the pages, flower layered embellishments and journaling.
Layout by Noreen S. Creative Memories Home Office

Collection Used: Painted Garden or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)

Noreen’s Tip:To create the giant flowers, punch 16 1-3/4″ circles with the Circle Punch, then cut in half to use as the petals around the large 8-3/4” circles.

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. 

Have fun at this month’s Virtual Crop — we can’t wait to see what you create! (Don’t forget those hashtags on your posts!)

P.S. Are YOU a member of the Virtual Crop Facebook Group? It’s your go-to place for MONTHLY Virtual CropsMONTHLY Completed Album ChallengesWEEKLY LIVE STREAMING of Fast & Fun Projects with NoreenLIVE QUARTERLY Secret Box Openings with project tutorials and so much more! We hope you’ll join our community of more than 30,000 fellow memory-keeping enthusiasts — you’ll feel right at home!

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”  Albert Einstein

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