Registration is Now Open! January 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop!

Registration is now open for the January 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop, scheduled for January 21-23, 2022!

The theme for the January crop is: Pattern Paper and Paper Pads

This means that all of the challenges for this crop will be based on using your pattern paper, speciality paper, and paper pads from your stash! Grab what you have on hand and let’s play!

Register TODAY! For full details about this online virtual crop and to register, click HERE or click on the Online Virtual Crops tab at the top of this page.

Registration for this crop will close on January 22, 2022 at 11:30 pm CST.

I hope you are ready to ROCK your STASH! See you soon!

My Top 5 Tips for Scrapbook Success in 2022!

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to 365 days of creative opportunities and possibilities! If you are like me, then you are probably ready for another year of scrapbooking and creating. If not, no worries! I’ve got you covered. Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel and Blog, I am sharing my Top 5 Tips for Scrapbook Success In 2022!

I explain each of my tips in detail in the video below!

My Top 5 Tips for Scrapbook Success in 2022:

Tip #1 – Make a list of the scrapbook projects you want to work on in 2022.

Tip #2 – Start with a clean slate! Purge, clean, and organize your scrappy space!

Tip #3 – Replenish your most used scrappy supplies!

Tip #4 – Prep scrapbooking kits and print your photos.

Tip #5 – Schedule your scrappy time – make it a PRIORITY!

Something to keep in mind…

January 1st is not a magical date…it’s just a date. DO NOT put pressure on yourself to rush into your creative projects. Take a deep breath, relax, and start slow and small.

Pick one task or project to work on and go from there. Remember, crafting is supposed to be FUN, not stressful! Enjoy all of the creative opportunities that 2022 has in store for you!

Happy New Year from Victoria Marie Designs!

Let’s do this!

My Top 10 Scrapbook Layouts of 2021!

Hello friends! Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel and Blog, I am sharing my Top 10 Scrapbook Layouts of 2021, plus a little extra! Click on the video below to see my top picks! Then scroll down to see photos of my selected layouts.

At the end of the year, I like to take a moment to pour through my completed layouts. I enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that I have albums full of stories that I can look back on. This is one of the many reasons why I enjoy scrapbooking!

For me, it’s not enough to just make a layout, then put it away sight unseen. I want to cherish all of my layouts for many years to come! And I hope you will take a moment to do this same!

My Top 10 Scrapbook Layouts of 2021

Layout #1 – Coffee Time (8.5 x 11 inches) Product: Hip Kit Club

Layout #2 – Hello 40 (8.5 x 11 inch) Product: Maggie Holmes (American Crafts)

Layout #3: Smother (12×12 inch) Product: Hip Kit Club

Layout #4: The Story of Autumn (12×12 inch) Product: Hip Kit Club

Layout #5: Tween Mode (12×12 inch) Product: Felicity Jane

Layout #6: Teaching Adventure (12×12 inch) Product: Hip Kit Club

Layout #7: Summer Days (12×12 inch) Product: Echo Park

Layout #8: Best Pals (12×12 inch) Product: Tim Holtz (Ranger), Felicity Jane

Layout #9: Simple Pleasures (12×12 inch) Product: Vicki Boutin (American Crafts)

Layout #10: Christmas Vibes (12×12 inch) Product: Hip Kit Club

BONUS LAYOUTS!

Bonus #1: Fourth of July (12×12 inch) Product: Echo Park

Bonus #2: My Turn (12×12 inch) Product: Felicity Jane

Bonus #3: Life in Focus (12×12 inch) Product: Simple Stories

I hope you enjoyed my Top 10 Scrapbook Layouts of 2021! If you have questions about a specific layout, be sure to post it in the comments. I look forward to sharing more projects and creative inspiration with you in 2022!

December Daily Story #2: Noelle and Waffles

Merry Christmas and welcome to the Victoria Marie Blog! Today, I am sharing Story #2 of my December Daily 2021 album called Noelle and Waffles.

About two years ago, my daughter and I started a new holiday tradition – we watch Noelle on Disney Plus while eating delicious waffles, bacon, and hot chocolate. When this movie first premiered, we watched it over 25 times during the month of December! Since then, it has become one of our favorite holiday movies.

I kept this spread simple – the journaling is typed on a 3×8 inch pocket card from an older December Daily kit. I created a text box in Photoshop, printed a test copy, then adhered the 3×8 pocket card over the test copy and ran it through my printer.

Next, I resized and printed the Noelle movie posted (Google images) and added photos of my daughter and I enjoying our special Noelle breakfast.

On the outside of the 6×8 inch page protector, I adhered two chipboard stickers and a wood veneer label that says, “This makes my heart happy” – the perfect sentiment for this story.

On the back, I added a pocket card from the December Daily 2020 kit along with additional photos (3×4 inch and 4×6 inch).

As my daughter gets older, I am noticing that her interests are changing. The little preschooler that was once super excited for Santa to come has been replaced with a tween who prefers to stay in her room (most days of the week). It is a bittersweet transition. However, I am comforted by the fact that there are some traditions that we can enjoy together…without tween angst!

To see this spread come together, check out the video below! Happy Holidays friends!

I Finally Started December Daily 2021! Story #1: What We Love and Hate About Christmas

It’s never too late to start a holiday scrapbooking project, amiright? LOL!

Today, on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I am sharing the first story in my December Daily 2021 album, What We Love and Hate About Christmas.

This year, I am taking a slightly different approach to my DD project. Instead of focusing on my everyday life activities during the month of December, I am creating an album that features a collection of stories – current, past, random musings, experiences, and everything in between, based around the holiday season. After 8 years of doing this project, I felt that I needed a different focus; something that didn’t feel daunting or stressful.

I am not sure how many stories will be included in this year’s album, but whatever that number is, it will be enough!

Supplies Used: All of the materials I am using this year are from the Ali Edwards December Daily 2021 Main Kit along with a few add-ons from this year’s collection, and my DD stash from previous years. To see a walkthrough of the supplies I’m using, check out this recorded YouTube Livestream!

My album begins with a simple semi-circle insert, accented with layered poinsettias, an orange, cork and chipboard stars, and a December Stories charm. I usually begin my DD album with a Reason Why entry, but I decided against that for this year’s project (hence, making slight changes). Instead, I jumped right into my first story.

For the first story, I wanted to focus on including the voices of my family members in this project – my mom, daughter, and spouse. I asked them to tell me what they love and hate about the holiday season. I also took everyone’s headshots and included their ages with their journaling.
On the back of the semi-circle insert, I used a felt stitched number, a gold rimmed tag, a glitter star, and black and white twine. I love how the tag, star, and twine come together to form a charm that dangles from the felt number!

The circle insert on the right side of the spread is the perfect element for my photos! For added texture, I adhered cork circles that serve as the anchor for my title. To accent the page, I created a layered row of embellishments – felt heart, chipboard circles, small metal hearts, and cork trees.
The back of the spread features the journaling and more embellishments – heart leatherette tag and a wood veneer house complete this page!

To see this spread come together, head on over to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. I will continue to share my December Daily project and holiday story ideas for weeks to come!

Thanks for stopping by!

Enrollment is Now Open! 2022 Project DONE: A Year-Long Scrapbooking Journey

Can You Relate?

  • Do you feel overwhelmed by the number of unfinished scrapbooking projects you have yet to finish?
  • Do you feel that your creative space isn’t conducive to scrapbooking productivity?
  • Is your scrapbooking impact by comparing your scrapbooking style to that of other scrapbookers? Or do you feel that there is a right or wrong way to scrapbook?
  • Do you need a realistic plan to help you complete your unfinished scrapbook layouts and achieve storytelling freedom?
  • Is writer’s block standing in the way of completing your scrapbook layouts?
  • Are there some scrapbooking projects you are ready to let go of in order to make room for more important stories?
  • Are you finally ready to get your most important stories documented once and for all?

If you answered YES to some or all of the questions listed above, perhaps it is time to begin a journey toward scrapbooking productivity and storytelling freedom!

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Project DONE: A Year-Long Scrapbooking Journey, is a 12-month, self-paced online scrapbooking journey where scrapbookers will learn how to develop a plan of action to increase creative productivity and finish a carefully selected number of scrapbooking projects throughout the year. 

Are You Ready for the Journey?

  • You are ready for this journey if you want to begin working on and finishing scrapbooking projects that have been put on the back burner.
  • You are ready for this journey if you are want to learn scrapbook project management techniqueshow to create time in your week for storytelling, how to let go of scrapbook projects that no longer serve you, and how to simplify your scrapbooking style to increase scrapbooking productivity!
  • You are ready for this journey if you want to overcome barriers to scrapbooking productivity (i.e. writer’s block, lack of photo organization, etc.).

If this sounds like you, then you are ready for the Project DONE Scrapbooking Journey!  This is your official invitation to join other like-minded scrapbookers who have similar creative goals.  

Let’s get to work!

At-a-Glance

The Project DONE journey is jammed packed with robust scrapbook project management content, techniques, tips, and support. The journey spans a 12-month period, with each month focused on a different theme. 

When you embark on this journey, you will receive:

  • 24-7 Access to the Project DONE Online Classroom, hosted on the Victoria Marie Designs Online Classroom powered by Thinkific
  • Monthly online content to include recorded instructional videos, a live Zoom instructional session, printable Project DONE Instructional PDF Workbookscreative project challenges, and opportunities to build a community of scrapbookers who are working on finishing incomplete scrapbooking projects.  
  • Access to the Project DONE Online Community within the course site – a great place to engage with other Project DONE students, share your projects, connect with accountability partners and more!
  • Monthly Focus Hour Co-Working sessions! The co-working sessions are a great time to hyper-focus on tasks related to your Project DONE goals!
  • Creative Goal Setting content to help you identify what projects you can realistically finish in a 12-month period.
  • Continued support and guidance from the course instructor and your fellow classmates!

Some Monthly Themes Include:

  • Setting Intentions and Realistic Creative Goals
  • Managing Your Creative Time
  • Scrapbook Project Management
  • Permission to Let Go
  • Developing a Consistent and Efficient Photo Organization Process
  • And much more!

2022 Course Schedule:

To view the 2022 Project DONE Course Calendar, click HERE!

How it Works:

At the beginning of this journey, you will select a reasonable number of projects you want to complete throughout the year.  You will get the tools and guidance needed to keep you on track and motivated to complete your unfinished scrapbook projects!

Monthly themes are provided throughout the year to help you work through any creative blocks as you complete your projects. 

You are welcome to work on the monthly themes and your projects at your own pace. There is no rush, simply take your time as you work toward your goals. 

You can stop and pick up with the class content at anytime throughout the year! You will have access to the class content indefinitely

You are encouraged to participate in group chatspost questions or ideas to the online classroom, and participate in challenges throughout the year. 

There is NO need to purchase supplies for this journey. In fact, you are encouraged to use your scrapbooking stash to complete your projects! 

Are you ready for the Project DONE journey? Register TODAY and get INSTANT ACCESS to the classroom.

The Investment: $79.99 USD one-time payment (All sales are final, no refunds.)

To learn more and to enroll in Project DONE: A Year-Long Scrapbooking Journey, click HERE!

This is an amazing value and will give you access to a TON of creative inspiration, top notch online course content to include video content, monthly LIVE Zoom sessions, full-color PDF instructional materials, a private online community for engagement with other students, all hosted on one platform!

And the best part…YOU CAN REGISTER AT ANYTIME!

Enrollment in this course is ONGOING for 2022. You are welcome to join us at anytime and get access to ALL of the previous and current course content no matter when you register!


Enroll and Get INSTANT ACCESS TODAY! Class Begins on January 4, 2022!

When you enroll in Project DONE: A Year-Long Scrapbooking Journey, you will get INSTANT ACCESS to the Pre-Course Materials and you can begin engaging with other students as well! Full details are available in the Project DONE Online Classroom and are accessible when you join the class.

Enroll TODAY!

To learn more and to enroll in Project DONE: A Year-Long Scrapbooking Journey, click HERE!

To view the 2022 Project DONE Course Calendar, click HERE!

Let 2022 be the year that you get your scrapbook projects DONE! I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

Click HERE to Enroll!

Now Available! 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop Bundle!

The day is finally here! Registration is now open for the 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop Bundle!

Let’s make 2022 the year that we ROCK OUR STASH!

Here are the deets…

The 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crops are designed to inspire you to use your scrapbook stash to create a variety of scrapbook projects!

The goal of these online scrapbooking crop events is to challenge you to make a serious dent in your stash and strengthen your creative muscles!

This Bundle Includes:

  • Ten (10) Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crops in 2022, offered monthly (January 2022- May 2022 and July 2022 – November 2022), excluding June and December when the online virtual scrapbook crops are not offered.
  • Stash-Themed Challenges – All of the challenges are designed to focus on specific topics, techniques, products, and tools related to using your stash (i.e. pattern paper, embellishments, letter stickers, old supplies, unused scrapbook kits, unused scrapbooking tools, etc.). All of the challenges are very flexible and ideal for all skill levels.
  • Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions where you can hangout via Zoom with like-minded scrapbookers!
  • One (1) Live 45-minute Mini Class that is based on the monthly crop theme. For example, the January Pattern Paper and Paper Pad Crop mini class will focus on techniques for using 6×6 paper pads!
  • Fun Prizes and Giveaways!

Bundle and Save…LIMITED TIME OFFER!

The Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop Bundle includes access to all ten (10) online virtual crops for a one-time payment of $79.99 USDThis price is based on the current rate of $7.99 USD per crop.

The 2022 rate for individual Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crops will be $9.99 USD. However, purchasing the limited-time bundle will save you $2.00 per crop!

This bundle will be available until January 8, 2022! This is a great way to lock in the 2021 rate and save some cash!

Not interested in the bundle? No worries! You can always register for individual Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crops throughout 2022 at $9.99 USD per crop! Registration for the January 2022 Crop will open on 1/9/2022.

To view the 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop Calendar, click HERE!

To view a Sample Online Virtual Crop Schedule of Events, click HEREThis schedule will give you an idea of when the crop challenges and Live Zoom Scrap and Chat sessions will be posted during the crop events.

Bundle and SAVE!

For more information and to purchase the 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop Bundle, click HERE!

This bundle deal will end on January 8, 2022 at 11:30 pm CST!

I hope you will ROCK YOUR STASH in 2022!

Why 2022 is the Year to Rock Your Stash!

Over the years, I have been in many conversations with scrapbookers about the amount of product we purchase – from scrapbooking kits, paper pads, embellishments, tools, devices, and so forth. It feels good to receive a new box of goodies and imagine all of the fantastic projects we can make using our new products and tools!

However, at some point, the time comes when we need to take a hard look at all of the lovely scrappy goodies that we have available to us and to consider ways in which we can begin to use the materials and tools that we currently have on hand to make stunning scrapbook projects.

Think about it…

When was the last time you used materials from your stash to make a scrapbook project?

How often are you pairing your old scrapbooking supplies with your new supplies?

If it has been a while since you have put a serious dent in your scrappy stash, perhaps you need some inspiration and a little creative kick in the tush to motivate you to use your stash!

Why 2022 is the Year to Rock Your Stash!

As you may know, I’ve been hosting monthly online virtual scrapbooking crops since 2020. These events have been so much fun and a great way for scrapbookers to work on creative projects while engaging with other like-minded scrappers.

In 2022, I am offering a new slate of online virtual crops with one central theme: ROCK YOUR STASH!

The Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Scrapbook Crops will feature ten (10) online virtual scrapbooking crop sessions, offered January 2022 – May 2022 and July – November 2022.

Each crop session will have a specific theme based on a scrapbook product or tool, all designed to challenge you to use items from your stash.

For example, the January 2022 theme is Pattern Paper and Paper Pads. All of the January crop challenges will be based on using pattern paper and/or paper pads from your stash to create scrapbook projects.

Other monthly themes include: Scrapbooking Kits and Collections, Use Your Tools, Mixed Media, and Stamp It Up…just to name a few!

All of the crop sessions will include:

  • Fun scrapbooking challenges based on a stash-bashing monthly theme!
  • Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions – The perfect opportunity to engage with other scrappers while you create!
  • One 45-minute Live Zoom Mini Class Session – The live mini class sessions will feature creative inspiration and tips for using your scrapbook stash! Each mini class is based on the corresponding monthly theme. For example, January’s mini class will focused on tips and tricks for using 6×6 paper pads on a scrapbook layout.
  • Awesome prizes and giveaways!

The 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crops will be a great way to put a dent in your scrapbook stash while making stunning layouts and hanging out with like-minded scrapbookers!

Coming Friday…the Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop Bundle!

For 2022, I am offering a limited-time Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop Bundle!

This bundle includes access to all ten (10) online virtual crops for a one-time payment of $79.99 USD! This price is based on the 2021 rate of $7.99 USD per crop.

The 2022 rate for individual Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crops will be $9.99 USD. However, purchasing the limited-time bundle will save you $2.00 per crop!

This bundle will be available starting Friday, November 19th until January 8, 2022! This is a great way to lock in the 2021 rate and save some cash!

Not interested in the bundle? No worries! You can always register for individual Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crops throughout 2022 at $9.99 USD per crop!

More details to come…

Stay tuned for full details to include the 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop Calendar and registration information!

The limited-time 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop Bundle registration will open on Friday, November 19, 2021 to January 8, 2022.

I am so excited for a new year of online crops and a chance to ROCK OUR STASH!

Stay tuned for more info!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Holiday Crafty Party Online Virtual Crop!

Come join us for a fun weekend of technique inspired scrapbook challenges, prizes, giveaways, and Live Zoom Scrap and Chat sessions…all from the comfort of your home!The Holiday Crafty Party Online Virtual Scrapbooking Crop, hosted by Victoria Marie Designs, is a great way to hang out with likeminded scrappers, relax, have fun, and work on fun scrapbooking projects.

DATE: November 12-14, 2021

This event includes:

  • 10 technique-based scrapbooking challenges that will inspire your creativity!
  • Cool Scrapbook Challenge Prizes!
  • Fun Giveaways!
  • Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions, some with BONUS Challenges!
  • This event is hosted in a Private Facebook Group! All of the crop challenges, giveaways, and links to the Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions are will be available in a private Facebook Group at scheduled times throughout the weekend!
  • This crop is 100% ONLINE…no need to leave your home! All of the fun takes place in the Holiday Crafty Party Online Virtual Crop Facebook Group!

And the best part? You will have 3 weeks to finish the challenges in order to be eligible for prizes! So there is NO RUSH for you to finish the challenges during the crop weekend.

To view a Schedule of Events click HERE!

LEARN MORE and REGISTER: To learn more and to register for this crop, click HERE!

I hope to see you there!!!!