Creative Memories August 2022 Virtual Crop

Whoot! It’s my favorite weekend of the month – Creative Memories’ Virtual Crop. The past several months I have been busy on VC weekends and have only been able to provide sketch measurements and not actually make any pages. This month I think I will get one or two of the sketches made into pages, but then I need prod my son into finishing packing and move him into his dorm on Saturday, so I may have to delay any additional pages based on the sketches until later in the month.

This post will be updated with each sketch with measurements as soon as I have time throughout the weekend. I am able to post quicker to Facebook than I can edit this blog, so if you want them sooner, I recommend following my Facebook page.

Sketch #1

This is a basic single page sketch with three photos. The background features a single layer square trimmed to about 8-1/2″. The photos feature chunky double mats and embellishments and journaling finish out the layout.

Original Blog Post

Sketch with Measurements

My Version Sketch #1

I appreciate such a straightforward sketch to kick off this Virtual Crop. I made some adjustments to the layout based on what I wanted to accentuate on the page. I wanted more of the background square to stand out, so I made it a bit larger and trimmed it out with an accent color. I kept the chunky double mats on two of the photos, but didn’t have enough of the animal print paper (it was two mats that I cut up) so I opted to leave one of the images unmatted and used a strip of the mat above that photo to carry the animal print through the page a bit more. Every photo on here will be part of a peekaboo pocket as I have several more photos from the event (my son’s Senior Ball) that I want to include plus journaling.

One key feature is that I used a 4×5 photo in the upper left portion of the page and had to create a custom Peekaboo pocket for that size of photo. This is really easy to do with the We R Memory Keepers FUSE Tool.* I made a quick video after I finished this layout to show you how to use the tool with the Creative Memories Peekaboo Pockets.

Layout Process Video


Sketch #2

Sketch #2 is a two page layout with a block style background – very easy to put together! Perfect for a scrappy day when you are a little short on time.
Original Blog Post

Sketch with measurements:


Sketch #3

Sketch #3 is a sketch from a blog project that featured the Mexico Theme Pack.
Original Blog Post


Sketch #4

Sketch #4 is a single page layout that features a fun bubble inspired border. The sketch shows circles, but you could easily change that out to be a variety of shapes, embellishments or stickers.
Original Blog Post


Sketch #5

Sketch #5 is a two-page layout featuring a number of vertical photos – definitely a sketch I will be using! The banner details are the perfect touch to balance things out.
Original Blog Post


Sketch #6

Sketch #6 is a delightfully simple layout that was featured as a blog project using the Devotion Collection. This layout will easily expand into a two page layout by repeating the layout, perhaps rotating it as needed to accommodate a different orientation of photos.
Original Blog Post


September Worldwide Virtual Crop

Next up is the Worldwide Virtual Crop in September – the first of 12 sketches drops on Thursday, September 8th at 3pm PT (5pm CT.) Creative Memories has a Secret Box #3 available now (mid-August) that will be a featured part of the September crop. Details on the Secret Box can be found HERE.


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Creative Memories August 2022 Virtual Crop was last modified: August 15th, 2022 by Meggan Jacks
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Meggan Jacks is a former professional photographer, currently living just north of Seattle. She is a Creative Memories Independent Advisor.

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Comments

  1. Love it! You make creating so easy for me! Thanks for doing this!