January Virtual Crop: Challenge 5

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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What is a Virtual Crop? with Bonus Challenge Sketch Included

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Tomorrow is the day!  Virtual Crop DAY!

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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Virtual Holiday Crop: Challenge 5-Tags

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Here we are–at the end of this wonderfully creative and memorable day!

We have enjoyed every minute here with all of you creative folks!  While you created projects today, we also hope that you made some memories!  I know that we have.

It was our pleasure to visit with you all on the Facebook Event Page–and thanks to each of you for sharing–sharing your creative talents, your special memories, your ideas for great snacks, etc.  We wouldn’t enjoy this day near as much without YOU!

Please help us in planning for our future Virtual Crops by completing a very short survey HERE!

Before we share our final challenge of the day, we would LOVE for you to mark your calendars for January 21, 2017 for the next Virtual Crop! More details to follow!

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Virtual Holiday Crop: Challenge 4-Color

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Welcome back!

How are your projects coming along?  Did you make time for a chocolate break?  If so, that means you have energy and are ready to keep going!

Color palettes are always so fabulous to use when creating a layout.

Sometimes it means that I work within one paper collection, and other times it means that I pull pieces from several paper collections.

But, how do you know where to start?

Creative Memories has a board on our Pinterest Page:  Creative Memories Pinterest Color Inspiration Board.  This is a great place to start for color inspiration.

With the holidays right around the corner, this combination jumped out at me, with the traditional colors.

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Virtual Holiday Crop: Challenge 3-Borders

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This day is just flying by!

So much of North America is experiencing some beautiful weather this weekend!  Here in Minnesota it is deer hunting weekend, which mean many of us ladies are enjoying a nice quiet “girls weekend”!

Let’s talk about borders!  Borders are simple, adorable, and functional.  They also add color, and design to any simple page layout.
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Virtual Holiday Crop: Challenge 2-Sketch

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Are you having FUN yet?

We are LOVING all the shaker cards 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 the holiday spirit!

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