What is a Virtual Crop–and Bonus Sketch Challenge

Join us right on our Facebook Event Page!  If you have not RSVP’d saying that you will join us — you can do so now!

However, before then, here are some tips to best prepare for the event:

Gather some photos and scrappy supplies, stay comfy in your jammies, and crop the day away with us from the comfort of your home.

We will host several challenges throughout the day from our Facebook Event Page to inspire you at (all Central Time): 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

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10 Steps to a Custom Woodland Whimsy Girl Baby Card

I was recently at a baby shower for a friend. The mom-to-be is obsessed with cute foxes, so the location was beautifully decorated with handcrafted woodsy-themed baby decorations, the food was cleverly named with forest creatures in mind (e.g., bare meatballs with sauce served on the side were labeled as Bear Balls), and the games were equally as well-thought-out and personalized for the future mom. The only thing that wasn’t well-thought-out and customized? The baby shower cards.

As I watched her open card after card and gift card after gift card (all bearing the same company name and image, mind you), it dawned on me how special a handmade baby shower card could be.

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Sorbet Scrapbook Sketch and Spread

When you use the new Sorbet Collection in your layouts, a little effort will leave a big impression. Pair these products with this beautiful, easy-to-create sketch for extra wow factor in your scrapbook album!

The new Sorbet Collection includes: 12×12 Multi-Color Foiled Album Cover, 12×12 Fast2Fab Album Bundle, 12×12 Fast2Fab Refill Pages and Protectors, Variety Mat Pack, Stickers, Embellishments, and even Digital Artwork.

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How To: Create The Daisy Punch Card with The Sorbet Collection

With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to come out of hibernation and reconnect with old friends and acquaintances by giving them a handmade card craft: The Creative Memories Daisy Punch Card.

When was the last time that you received a handmade card? A month ago? A year ago? Think back to the last time you received one… Can you remember the way it made you feel? Knowing that someone took time out of their busy schedule to craft a customized card just for you!

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January Virtual Crop: Challenge 5

What a fabulous day this has been.

Together, we have created hundreds of projects to be added to our scrapbooks with memories that will last a lifetime.

We, here at Creative Memories Home Office thank you for being here with us today. Please make sure to mark the dates for the rest of the 2017 Virtual Crops on your calendars.  We LOVE having a FULL house here.

Without any further delay……

The final challenge.

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January Virtual Crop: Challenge 4

We know that you all love a great sketch.

Sketches have so much life in them.  Use different collections each time, and you are sure to have endless possibilities.  You can also rotate the sketch right or left, and get a whole new take on it.

Sketches are created as a “jumping off” point for you.  They can be interpreted exactly or very loosely.  There are not measurements, so you can make it yours.

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January Virtual Crop: Challenge 3

This day is just flying by!

So much of North America is experiencing some beautiful weather this weekend!  Here in Minnesota we are having some unseasonably WARM weather (we are NOT complaining). But, it means that we are longing for Spring–which we know is realistically a few months away. Before we can think about spring, we need to think about Valentine’s Day!  What do you think of when you hear that holiday mentioned?

HEARTS!

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January Virtual Crop: Challenge 2

Are you having FUN yet?

We are LOVING all the multi-photo layouts  that you are posting on our Facebook Event Page!

Let’s keep moving—so we can get as many projects completed today as possible!  It’s all about the completed projects!  …and having LOTS of fun!

(How many of you are still in your jammies?  We promise we won’t tell!)

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January Virtual Crop: Challenge 1

Welcome!

We are SOOOO glad that you joined us for the January 2017  Virtual Crop!

We have so many ideas that we hope will inspire you today!

Welcome back to those of you who have virtually cropped with us before, and a BIG warm welcome to all you newbies!

If you are new, you might be asking yourself “What is a Virtual Crop, and WHY am I here?” Yesterday’s blog post helps describe the event.

First and foremost—no need to get out of your jammies!  Just make yourself a cup of tea/coffee, grab a few photos, along with some scrappy supplies!  (Oh, and you will DEFINITELY need some chocolate!)

We will be hosting several challenges right here on the blog, and posting to the events page on Facebook!

Please post your completed pages on the Facebook Events Page to qualify for the door prizes that will be given away at the end of each challenge.  Use the hashtag #CMVirtualCrop.  If you have any questions, just ask in the comments section of each post either here on the blog or on the Facebook Page.

So, let’s get started!

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