August 2023 Virtual Crop

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and let the cropportunities begin — the August Virtual Crop is here!

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 about 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 VCs, 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, Aug. 15, at 11:59pm CT (AU: Wednesday, 16 Aug., at 2:59pm AET) 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 — #CMVirtualCrop1August2023

Gray one-page tonal sketch with two photo placeholders, decorative border and flags.

Challenge #2 — #CMVirtualCrop2August2023

One-page gray tonal sketch with three photo placeholders, a title and embellishments.

Challenge #3 — #CMVirtualCrop3August2023

Two-page gray tonal sketch with 10 photo placeholders, journaling and embellishments.

Challenge #4 — #CMVirtualCrop4August2023

Two-page gray tonal sketch with 6 photos, title, journaling, decorative borders 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, Aug. 15, at 11:59pm CT to submit your layout(s). Prize winners will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 17, at noon CT (AU: Friday, 18 Aug.).

Challenge #1

Birthday-themed one-page scrapbook layout.
Layout by Nicole Z. Creative Memories Home Office

Collection Used: Birthday Bonanza or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)

Nicole’s Tip: “If you find yourself struggling to come up with an embellishment cluster, remember you can download a FREE Decorative Ideas Flyer from a collection’s Buy-It-All Bundle and/or Decorative Bundle product description!”

Challenge #2

School-themed one-page scrapbook layout.
Layout by Nicole Z. Creative Memories Home Office

Collection Used: SNEAK PEEK (launching Aug. 14) Back To School Complements

Nicole’s Tip: “Have fun using the tools in your CM toolbox — the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer and Original Border Maker System make a great pair for creating a layered border! Psst… do you spot the new BMC that’s coming next week?”

Challenge #3

Two-page outdoors-themed scrapbook spread.
Layout by Noreen S. Creative Memories Home Office

Collection Used: Seas, Please! or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)

Noreen’s Tip: “Not enough photos to complete a layout based on a sketch? Cut a coordinating decorative Variety Mat Card to the same size as one of the photos to replace it!”

Challenge #4

Two-page teen-themed scrapbook spread.
Layout by Noreen S. Creative Memories Home Office

Collection Used: You Got This! or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)

Noreen’s Tip: “To get a different look when using two identical sneaker borders, I cut two sneakers from one end of one sticker border and two from the OPPOSITE end on the other! An easy way to make them look different!”

Take advantage of the Pop-up Promo that’s going on this weekend ONLY! As a fun bonus to the Virtual Crop festivities, you can get your choice of an exclusive gift — the Borders & Cards Recipe Template, Rainbow Blank Card Kit (20/pk) and/or How-Do-You-Do Warm & Cool Stickers (6/pk) — FREE for every $75 USD / $90 CAD / $135 AUD you spend on Creative Memories products! (Limit 4 free gifts per order.) Get your hands on new collections, tools, bestsellers and more, and enjoy a FREE gift(s) while you do so! But remember, you’ll want to act fast because this Virtual Crop Weekend Pop-up Promo ends Aug. 13 at 11:59pm CT/AET or while supplies last!

Learn more here ➤

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 August Virtual Crop — comment below to let us know that you’re joining and to let us know what you think of the new changes and additions!

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 35,000 fellow memory-keeping enthusiasts — you’ll feel right at home!

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”  Albert Einstein

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  1. The PDF download for this Virtual Crop will not work – It says it is corrupted and missing information. Has anyone else had issues?

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