Creative Reconnection Series: Themed Scrapbooking

Hello Scrap Bosses! I am back with another process video in my Creative Reconnection Series. To learn more about this series, click HERE and HERE. Today, we are going to explore themed scrapbooking. I LOVE themed scrapbook layouts! In fact, I created a lot of themed scrapbook layouts during the early days of my scrapbooking journey.

If you are looking to reconnect with themed scrapbooking, check out my latest Creative Reconnection Series process video, now available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. Also, if you are inspired to create a themed layout, be sure to share it with the Victoria Marie Facebook Group or tag me on Instagram @victoriamariescraps. Enjoy!

SALE – 5 Days ONLY! Save 20% off YouTube Master Class for Scrapook Creatives!

Calling all Scrap Bosses! Are you interested in starting a scrapbook YouTube Channel or enhancing your existing channel? Do you want to learn how to easily edit and post videos, manage your YouTube content and grow your channel?

Look no further!

Starting January 18, 2019, I will launch YouTube Master Class for Scrapbook Creatives by Victoria Marie Designs. This is the first master class for VM Designs…yay!

There are only 25 spots available so don’t delay!

This 6-week master course will cover the following:

  • How to set up and manage a YouTube channel.
  • Basic video editing techniques (to include voiceover training) and equipment for creating high quality videos.
  • How to create and manage your creative content (i.e. curating ideas, creating an editorial calendar, scheduling posts).
  • How to monetize and grow your YouTube channel.
  • Participation in the VM Designs YouTube Master Class Channel Hop!

If you are ready to start and/or grow your scrappy YouTube Channel, receive 1-on-1 coaching from Victoria Marie, and get TONS of resources for creating and growing your channel, this master class is for you!


For more information about this course and to register, click HERE!

INVESTMENT: This master is class is regularly $250.00. Sign up by January 14th and receive 20% off the regular course price! No coupon codes needed!

Class starts January 18, 2019!

I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

Learn more about this class!

Stop Trying to Do All the Scrappy Things in 2019!

With the start of a new year comes the desire to do more, be more, get more stuff done and make ALL the goals happen! Scrapbookers are not exempt from this.

We have so many project options and a ton of scrappy things to do! From themed projects (think Project Life or December Daily), to photo organization, completing old projects, and cleaning our scrappy spaces, there is no shortage of stuff to do.



It is often the case the scrapbookers take on too much. Some of us make awesome creative plans! We start out strong…but quickly burn out. Does this sound familiar?

How about in 2019 we give ourselves a break.

(Say whaaaa Victoria!?)

Think about it.

What would happen if we only selected 2-3 projects to work on this year versus say, a gajillion? What would happen if we gave ourselves PERMISSION to LET GO of the projects that are not finished? What if we only focused on the projects that are truly meaningful to us RIGHT NOW and be okay with that? What if we decided that we are NOT going to do every single themed project – December Daily, Project Life, Day in the Life, memory planning, traveler’s notebooks? (By the way, I love ALL of these projects!)

Sidebar: I should start a podcast or something!

Well, guess what my friends? It’s okay to pull back, reassess, and figure out where your scrappy journey is going to take you this year. Give yourself permission to focus on the projects that fuel your creative soul and let the rest go. Scrapbooking should be fun, relaxing, and enjoyable – NOT stressful!

You don’t have to keep up with the Joneses. 🙂

So, what projects do you want to focus on this year? Give yourself time to think about this…then you go and be creative!

Reconnecting with Your Scrappy Style! FREE PDF Tool and Process Video!

Hey Scrap Bosses!

Welcome to the start of my latest series, Creative Reconnection! The theme for January 2019 is Reconnecting with Your Scrappy Style. To get started, check out the video below and be sure to print my FREE Reconnecting with your Scrappy Style PDF Worksheet! I recommend that you use this worksheet as you view the video.

Today’s video will cover:

  • Identifying reoccurring scrapbook themes and designs
  • Creative Inspiration
  • Creative Safe Space – Your comfort zone!
  • Expanding Your Horizons – taking creative risks
  • Defining Your Scrappy Style

Scrapbook Process Video: “Little Baker” – Focus on Simple Scrapbooking

Throughout the month of January, we are going to explore a variety of scrapbooking styles. Let’s begin by looking at simple scrapbook design. In the process video below, I create a simple 8.5 x 11 two-page scrapbook layout featuring product from my stash.

If you are looking to reconnect with simple scrapbook design or would like to explore simple scrapbooking, I highly encourage you to grab some supplies and play along! If you have any questions about any of the information covered in these two videos, be sure to post them in the comments section or in the Victoria Marie Facebook Group!

NEW! Creative Reconnection Series – Victoria Marie YouTube Channel and Blog

creative reconnection 2 title card (small)

Happy New Year Scrap Bosses! I hope that 2019 is treating you well! I am so excited for brand new starts and fresh opportunities! And I am super excited to share my brand new series on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel and Blog called Creative Reconnection.

Over the past year and half, I began to feel disconnected from scrapbooking. I spent a considerable amount of time creating projects for scrapbooking companies (contract and design team). Sadly, I started to lose my organic scrapbooking style. I missed my storytelling voice, working with my scrappy stash, and creating layouts that truly represent my scrapbooking aesthetic.

I began to wonder if there was a disconnect between what is produced and created by the scrapbooking industry versus how the everyday scrapbooker creates.  What I see on the Victoria Marie Facebook Group, and on other social media platforms, are stunning layouts that may or may not represent the current trends, supplies, or techniques.

I posed this topic to the Victoria Marie Facebook Group and I received some very interesting responses. Many in the group could relate to the general feeling of being disconnected from scrapbooking. Some members stated that they wanted to see more online content creators make layouts that are representative of the everyday scrapbooker. They want to be inspired to use scraps from their stash, tools, to make 2-page layouts, and to use multiple photos on a layout. A few members stated that they often compare their scrapbook layouts to what they see on social media – which has led many to question their own scrapbooking style (or stop scrapbooking all together).

The Creative Reconnection Series was designed to encourage scrapbookers to reconnect to scrapbooking in a meaningful way; to reconnect with their personal style, tools, scrappy stash and so much more!

This series includes: 

  1. Monthly Creative Themes: Click HERE for the FREE Creative Reconnection Themes and Calendar PDF.  The Creative Themes are designed to motivate and inspire you as we work through this year-long series!
  2. Weekly Creative Reconnection Videos on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel
  3. Monthly Challenges and Prizes on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, Blog, and Facebook Group!

To learn more about this fun series, check out the Creative Reconnection Series Scrappy Chat Video on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel!

I hope that you will join us on this amazing journey as we begin to reconnect with scrapbooking and storytelling!

Welcome to Creative Reconnection, a Victoria Marie YouTube Series!

Custom Scrapbook Background Using Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua Flow Pen

Small Title Card

Hello friends! I’m back with a fun project for the Tonic Studios USA Design Team. Today, I am sharing a fun custom background using a Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Flow Pen. Everything used on this layout was from my stash. A complete product listing and photos of this project are provided below.

Be sure to head to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel to see this layout come together!

Tonic Products Used: Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Flow Pen – “Glitter Gloss”

From My Stash: Felicity Jane Mila Pattern Paper | Recollections Snowflake Punch | Thickers Fonts | Evalicious Die Cuts | Gossamer Blue Die Cuts | Ali Edward Storie by the Month Die Cuts | American Crafts DIY Shop Cork Stars | Basic Grey Journaling Cards | American Crafts Dear Lizzy Rubber Embellishments

Branded 3Branded 1Branded 3 copyBranded 4

Tonic Studios USA – Merry Christmas Card Using Nuvo Glimmer Paste!

Tonic (Small)

Hey friends! I am back with another Tonic Studios USA Design Team project. Today, I am using the awesome Tonic Studios Nuvo Glimmer Paste and Merry Christmas Die set to create these awesome cards. A full process video for this project is available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel! Check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used: Tonic Studios Nuvo Glimmer Paste | Tonic Studios Merry Christmas Die | Tonic Studio Mirror Card Scarlet Organza | Tonic Studio High Gloss Card Emerald Green | Tonic Studio Pearlescent Card Pearl White | Tonic Studio Glitter Card Ruby Ritz