News and Updates! Victoria Marie Online Virtual Crop Changes, Crafty Mysteries Online Crop Registration is Available!

Today, I launched the new registration platform for the Victoria Marie Online Virtual Crops and I am excited to tell you all about it!

Over the past year, I have used a platform called the Mighty Network to host my online scrapbooking crop events. While this platform has some advantages, I learned from the Victoria Marie Designs community that the Mighty Network was difficult to navigate and offered limited payment integrations.

In an effort to streamline my online crop registration process and to offer an easier platform to engage with the online crop content, I have made a couple of changes:

1. New Registration Platform – Eventbrite! I am currently using Eventbrite for my online event registration. This platform is easy to use and offers better payment options, to include PayPal. Also, you can seamlessly register for an event using your desktop or mobile device!

After registering for a Victoria Marie Designs event, you will automatically have access to the event information, links, and downloads via my Eventbrite events page, and this same information will be sent to you in an email.

Additionally, you will have the option to setup notifications through Eventbrite so you will know when I offer future events (online and in-person). Also, Eventbrite will send you reminders about the events you are registered for!

2. All Victoria Marie Online Virtual Crops will be hosted on Facebook! Starting October 2021, all of my online virtual crops will be hosted in a private Facebook Group. All of the crop content, activities, links to Zoom sessions and more will be hosted in the crop Facebook Group.

Upon registration through Eventbrite, you will receive a link to the crop Facebook Group that you will be able to access immediately! No more trying to figure out the Mighty Network platform…I’m all about keeping things as simple as possible!

I hope that these changes will offer a more streamlined experience for our growing community!

And speaking of experiences…registration is now OPEN for the October 2021 Crafty Mysteries Online Virtual Scrapbooking Crop!

Scrapbook challenges, awesome prizes, and fun giveaways await at the Crafty Mysteries Online Virtual Scrapbooking Crop!

Come join us for a fun weekend of Halloween inspired scrapbook challenges, prizes, giveaways, and Live Zoom Scrap and Chat sessions…all from the comfort of your home!

The Crafty Mysteries 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 a fun scrapbooking projects and challenges.

Date: October 15-17, 2021

Cost: $7.99 USD

Hosted on: Crafty Mysteries Online Virtual Crop Private Facebook Group

Crop Includes:

  • 10 technique-based scrapbooking challenges that will inspire your creativity!
  • Cool Scrapbook Challenge Prizes
  • Fun Crafty Mysteries Giveaways – Can you solve the mystery?
  • Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions, some featuring fun games!
  • 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 Crafty Mysteries 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.

Register TODAY!

For full details and to register for this event, click HERE! I hope to see you there!

Have a great weekend!

The Victoria Marie Facebook Group is BACK!

Exciting news! The Victoria Marie Facebook Group is BACK!

Here’s the backstory…

A few months ago, I moved the Victoria Marie Facebook Group community to a platform called the Might Network. At the time, I thought that this platform would be a good fit for this community and enable us to increase engagement. 

However, after using this platform for a few months, I have learned that it is not a good fit, both for our community and for me as a content creator. 

Also, the Mighty Network platform can be really difficult to navigate, especially from a backend standpoint – it’s just too complicated to manage. 

So, I made the decision to return our community back to our old stomping grounds…the Victoria Marie Designs Facebook Group!

To join or rejoin the Victoria Marie Designs Facebook Group, click HERE. The group as been reopened so head on over! 


READ! UPCOMING CHANGES:

Here are a few of changes that I will be making in October as we transition from the Mighty Network back to Facebook. More details will be provided soon. 

  • Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crops:  Starting in November 2021, I will be hosting my monthly Online Virtual Crops in a private Facebook Group. More details will be shared at a later date so stay tuned. NOTEThe October 2021 Seasons of Change Online Virtual Crop will remain on the Mighty Network Platform until winners are announced on October 12th. 
  • The Project DONE: A Year-Long Scrapbooking Journey online class will be moved to the Victoria Marie Designs Online Classroom, hosted on Thinkific, starting in November 2021. I will provide specific details about this process in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, the class will remain on the Victoria Marie Mighty Network until the transition is complete. 
  • The Victoria Marie Mighty Network site will close on November 1, 2021

To join or rejoin the Victoria Marie Designs Facebook Group, click HERE

Thanks so much for your continued support! As an entrepreneur, I am constantly evaluating my systems, platforms, and processes in order to provide a great experience to this community. 

I am glad that we are going back to where it all started in 2014! 

If you have any questions, be sure to post them in the comments!

Registration is Now Open! Seasons of Change Online Virtual Crop!

Come join us for a weekend of fun and creative inspiration! The Seasons of Change Online Virtual Crop will begin on September 17 – 19, 2021!

Summer is over and the busyness of the fall season has begun! Let’s kick off the new season with a fall themed virtual crop! Grab a few projects, your favorite snacks and drinks, and let’s hangout and relax while creating stunning scrapbook layouts!

This online virtual crop features:

  • Fall themed scrapbook challenges! Not into fall? No worries! The challenges are easily adaptable to non-fall themed projects.
  • LIVE Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions – come hangout with likeminded scrappers!
  • Prizes and Giveaways!
  • Only $7.99 USD per person!

REGISTER TODAY! To learn more and to register, click HERE! The deadline to register for this event is Saturday, September 18th at 11:59 pm CST! I hope to see you there!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Broadway Lights Online Virtual Crop!


Calling all Broadway fans and everyone in between! Registration is now OPEN for the Broadway Lights Online Virtual Crop, scheduled for Friday, August 13 – Sunday, August 15, 2021!

This fun online virtual crop features:

  • Broadway themed (and non-Broadway themed) Scrapbook Challenges!
  • Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions with a Broadway Trivia Night!
  • Prizes and Giveaways!
  • Just $7.99 USD!

To learn more and to register, click HERE! The deadline to register is Sunday, August 15th by 11:59 pm CST!

I hope you will join us! And be sure to tell a friend!

Introducing The New Tim Holtz Distress Ink Color – Prize Ribbon!

Hello friends! Today, Tim Holtz (Ranger) released a new Distress Ink Color, Prize Ribbon! This new color is the perfect addition to your Distress Ink collection.

Scrapbook.com sent me the Prize Ribbon Distress collection to share with all of you and let me just say…it’s amazing! Prize Ribbon is available as a Distress Ink, Distress Oxide, Distress Paint, Distress Embossing Glaze, and as a Distress and Oxide Spray.

To shop the complete collection, click HERE!

And of course I had to make a few projects using this stunning release…check it out!

Created by Victoria Marie Designs 2021

First up, I created a subtle background using the Tim Holtz Honeycomb Stencil and the Blue Ribbon Distress Ink. This particular shade of Distress Ink coordinates well with yellow, black, and white.

Created by Victoria Marie Designs 2021

And of course I had to make a card using the Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink along with the Tim Holtz Die Cut Ephemera. For this project, I added the Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink to a honeycomb embossing folder to create this really cool design. I will be sharing this technique in an upcoming video on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel so stay tuned!

Created by Victoria Marie Designs 2021

And for my last project, I made a fun slimline card featuring the Prize Ribbon Distress Ink, applied with a blending tool over a Tim Holtz stencil to create an ombre effect. To complete the card, I adhered floral die cuts from a Tim Holtz ephemera pack.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out this new release at Scrapbook.com! Click here to shop this new collection! And don’t forget to head over to the Tim Holtz YouTube Channel to learn more and to see this new release in action!

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Magical Memories Online Virtual Crop Starts TODAY!

Come join us this weekend at the The Magical Memories Online Virtual Crop!

The Magical Memories Online Virtual Crop is a Disney “inspired” event that features fun scrapbook challenges, prizes, giveaways, and interactive Live Zoom Scrap and Chat opportunities. 

This crop is great for Disney and non-Disney lovers alike!  Disney inspired challenges are available in addition to alternative challenge options for those who wish to scrapbook non-Disney magical moments!

Let’s have a fun and relaxing weekend! 

This online virtual crop features:

  • Fun scrapbook challenges (with non-Disney alternatives)!
  • A LIVE Zoom Magical Scrapbook Process by Victoria Marie!
  • LIVE Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions!
  • Prizes and Giveaways!
  • Only $7.99 USD per person!

Date: Friday, July 9th – Sunday, July 11th

Time: We will kick off with a Friday Night Zoom Scrap and Chat starting at 7:00 pm CST. In addition, there is a scrapbook challenge available on Friday starting 3:00 pm CST. The remaining challenges will begin at 10:00 am CST on Saturday.

Where: This event is hosted on the Victoria Marie Mighty Network!

Price: $7.99 USD per person

REGISTER TODAY! To learn more and to register, click HERE!

I hope to see you there!

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Josephine Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends! Come join me for the Clematis Josephine Blog Hop with Altenew! Play along for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

This stunning floral outline stamp is perfect for a variety of crafty projects. Check out this card that I made using this gorgeous stamp set!

For this project, I used alcohol markers to color the stamped image. Other products such as distress or oxide inks, watercolors, and color pencils are perfect coloring options as well!

Special Bundles! Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Josephine Outline Stamp Set

Altenew also has special bundles for the Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Josephine Outline Stamp. Click on the links below to learn more and to shop!

Giveaway Prizes $200 in total prizes!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/27/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/29/2021.

Come Hop Along!

Be sure to check out the stunning Clematis Josephine Outline Stamp projects created by my fellow guest designers! Thanks so much for hopping along and good luck!

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Seeka

Colleen Balija

Terri Koszler

Amanda Baldwin

Norine Borys

Bridget Casey

Tenia Nelson

Carol Hintermeier

Emily Midgett

Karen Brown

LauraJane

Verity Biddlecombe

Victoria Calvin <—YOU ARE HERE!

Sande Woodson

Natasha Davies

Joylita Dsouza

Preeti Chandran 

Altenew Summer Adventure Stand-alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hey friends! I’m back with the Altenew Summer Adventure Blog Hop! Come hop along for a change to win fantastic prizes.

This fun collection of dies are perfect for creating stunning summer inspired cards and other crafty projects! Here are a few projects I created using this new release!

Altenew Rippling Rings Border Die
Altenew All About You Word Die Set and Tropical Leaf Mix Die Set
Altenew Landscape Cover Die
Altenew Leaves Cover Die

Grab a Freebie!

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity!

  • A FREE gift will be added to your cart automatically. 
  • Get a FREE brand new Summer Adventure Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Summer Adventure release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Summer Adventure Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 06/17/2021 through 06/19/2021. Shop HERE!

Giveaway Prizes – $300 in total prizes!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/23/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/25/2021.

Come Hop Along with Us!

Come hop along and checkout the creative projects from my fellow guest designers. Be sure to leave comment for a chance to win a prize! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Jenny Colacicco

Erum Tasneem

Seeka

Nicole Watt

Simon Hurley

Therese Calvird

Amanda Baldwin

Tania Ahmed

Verity Biddlecombe

Emily Midgett

Bridget Casey

Virginia Lu

Victoria Calvin <—-YOU ARE HERE!

Tenia Nelson

Colleen Balija

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Maryam Perez

Karen Brown

Michelle Short

Agnieszka Małyszek

Patricia Roebuck

Carol Hintermeier

Zinia Redo

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Kelly Griglione

Mindy Eggen

Natasha Davies

Joylita Dsouza

Anna Mahtani

Keren Baker

Laura Bassen

Sande Woodson

Patricia Roebuck

Raquel Bowman