Keep It Simple Paper Crafts – “Crop Kit” by Becki Adams

Traveler's Notebook Title Card

Hey Scrap Bosses!

I am so excited to share with you a fabulous new product line from my friend and fellow entrepreneur, Becki Adams! Becki is a designer with Stamp and Scrapbook Expo and has teamed with them to create her premier line of scrapbooking kits under the banner Keep It Simple Paper Crafts (@keepitsimplepaper). Today, I am going to share one of five scrapbooking kits in Becki’s collection called Crop Kit!


The Crop Kit Collection features 12 sheets of stunning 12×12 textured pattern paper, a 12×12 sticker sheet, washi tape, chipboard words, traveler’s notebooks, an exclusive stamp set, and die cuts. The Crop Kit Collect Pack (pictured) retails for $15.99 – additional items sold separately. To take a closer look and to purchase this kit, click HERE.

Upon the release of this kit, Becki asked me to create a few projects using her gorgeous collections. I am completely honored to oblige! Here’s the first layout I created using the Crop Kit.


There are so many fun elements in this kit, perfect for documenting crafty adventures! This layout features photos from the Victoria Marie Summer 2018 Scrapbook Retreat in Weatherford, TX. I could not have picked a better kit to document this awesome experience!

Watch the process video and unboxing for this kit HERE!


I created a grid design using pattern papers from the kit along with a cut apart square with a heart in the middle. The photos and papers are trimmed to 3×3 inches. Each pattern paper square was embellished with die cut stickers from the kit – craft scissors, buttons, enamel dots, a craft cart, and labels added just the right amount of interest and fun to this layout.


Look at that little cart! So cute!

Some of the embellishments and pattern paper squares were popped up with foam squares for added dimension. Also, I created a stitched border using yellow sewing floss – perfect for a layout about crafting!


I am in LOVE with this kit!

To see this layout come together and for a full unboxing of this kit, go to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel! And stay tuned, I have more layouts and process videos to share using Becki’s fantastic kits!




Close to My Heart – Craft with Heart Cut Above Layout Kit

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Hello friends! I am back with another layout from the Close to My Heart Craft with Heart Kits. Last month I shared an unboxing of all of the kits that are currently available along with the first layout I created using the Love Story Kit. Today, I have another layout using this kit and it is fantastic!

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The Craft with Heart Kits are pre-designed kits that take the guess work out of scrapbooking. Each kit contains two sets of pattern papers, embellishments, layering elements, die cuts, stickers, sketches, and page protectors.

For this layout, I used the sketch that was included in the kit, however, I added additional elements from my stash: a wood veneer die cut, yellow chipboard butterflies, enamel dots, and chip board sticker font for my title.  The pattern paper, die cut butterflies, and scalloped borders were included in the Love Story Craft with Heart Kit.

This layout came together in no time!

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Be sure to check out the process video for this layout on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. And stay tuned for more design inspiration using the Close to My Heart Craft with Heart Kits! Now you go and be creative!



JOIN TODAY! Victoria Marie Scrap Boss Patreon Membership!

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Today is the day! The Victoria Marie Scrap Boss Patreon Membership site is now officially OPEN!



Go to to learn more and to become a VM Scrap Boss Patron!

To watch the VM Scrap Boss Patreon YouTube informational video, click HERE!

And as a token of my appreciation, enjoy a FREE exclusive sketch with your purchase of a VM Scrap Boss Membership!

Thank you so much for your support!

NEW! Victoria Marie Exclusive Patreon Membership…Coming October 1st!

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Hello Scrap Bosses! I have amazing news to share with you! The Victoria Marie Patreon Exclusive Membership is coming starting October 1, 2018! If you are looking to take your scrapbooking to the next level, want more extensive content, tutorials, mini classes, access to live stream events and more, this is the membership for you!

But wait Victoria! What is Patreon?

Glad you asked!

Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for creators to get paid. The concept of being a patron dates back over many years, where patrons (such as yourself), gave money to artists in exchange for artwork. This exchange gave artists the financial means to be full time professional creatives while providing fantastic art to their patrons. Essentially, Patreon is the online version of this type of exchange.

Pretty cool!

Starting on October 1, 2018, Victoria Marie Scrap Bosses will be able to become members of the Victoria Marie Exclusive Patreon Membership. Being a VM Scrap Boss patron is super easy and affordable.

Membership levels range from:

  • $1.00/month – Scrap Boss Tip Jar
  • $5.00/month – Scrap Boss Bronze Level
  • $7.00/month – Scrap Boss Silver Level
  • $10.00/month – Scrap Boss Gold Level
  • $15.00/month – Scrap Boss Platinum level 

Each level will offer a set of benefits to include (excluding Tip Jar):

  • Exclusive VM Sketches with design techniques and tips
  • Exclusive VM Extended Cut Process Videos – above and beyond the process videos on the VM YouTube Channel!
  • Tutorials with Full Color PDF Project Sheets
  • Mini Classes with Full Color PDF Project Sheets
  • Exclusive Members-Only Discussion Feed
  • Exclusive LIVE STREAMS with me, only for Gold and Platinum Level patrons
  • VM Online Classes Discounts (Platinum Level only)
  • And much, much, much!

This content will ONLY be available to Victoria Marie Scrap Boss Patrons!


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Join me on Friday, September 28th for a Facebook Live Event where I will be talking more about this awesome membership offering! This event will be hosted on the Victoria Marie business Facebook page. You can access the page HERE!

Can’t make it? No worries! This live event will be recorded for future viewing.

YouTube: Also, I will be posting a video on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel with additional information and a sneak peek at the VM Scrap Boss Patreon site!


Please rest assured that I will continue to offer FREE content on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, Blog, on Facebook, and Instagram. So, whether you are a VM Patron or not, you will still be able to enjoy the FREE content that you have come to love!

No worries…I got your back!

Thank you so much in advance for your support! Look for more information to come leading up to the launch date on October 1st! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to post a comment on this blog post or email me at!


My First Layout for the Hip Kit Club Design Team!


I am happy to announce that I am on the design team for the Hip Kit Club!  I have been a long time fan of this subscription kit club and I welcome the opportunity to inspire scrapbookers with my HKC projects! The products offered in the Hip Kit Club kits are amazing! Be sure to stop by the website for more details.

For this layout, I used the August 2018 Main Kit and Embellishment Kit. Every single element in this kit is absolutely stunning! To begin, I created a layered background using the Three Sides pattern paper from the Shine On Collection by Amy Tangerine (12×12 inches), the Flutter pattern paper from the Willow Lane Collection by Maggie Holmes (9×12 inches), and a piece of white Bazzill card stock (8×12 inches). Next, I added two photos (cut into circles using a circle punch) and a Maggie Holmes frame from the Willow Lane Collection.


Next, I created textured circle embellishments using modeling paste and items from the Hip Kit Club August 2018 Color Kit to include:  Shimmerz Coloringz Well Blue Me Down Mist, Inklingz Miner, Miner 49er Shimmering Watercolor and a stencil from the Pack Your Bags Collection by Carta Bella. To begin, using a scrap piece of paper, I applied modeling paste over the Pack Your Bags stencil. Once the modeling paste was dry, I covered the texture areas with the Well Blue Me Down mist and the Miner, Miner 49erwatercolor paint. Lastly, I punched circles from the textured paper and layered them around the photos and the frame.


And because I like taking things up a notch, I stitched around the photos and the textured circle embellishments with black sewing floss. Wow, so much texture…I love it!

To complete the layout, I added die cuts, chipboard embellishments, and puffy shapes from the Maggie Holmes Willow Lane and the Amy Tangerine Shine On collections. Finally, I used the Miner, Miner 49er Shimming Watercolor paint to add a few sprinkles around the layout.

I hope you are inspired to stitch and use mixed media products on your next layout! Thanks so much for stopping by! Now you go and be creative!


RG Studio 360 Blog Hop! Foxy Fall Digital


Hello Scrap Bosses! I am back with a fun project for the RG Studio 360 Blog Hop, featuring the RG Studio 360 Design Team! If you are new to my blog, welcome! I am so glad to have you!

In celebration of the new RG Studio 360 website, we are hosting a fun blog hop! Each member of the RG Studio 360 Design Team is participating in this hop.  And you get to play along as well!  Each design team member has a fun project to share on our individual blogs using a RG Studio digital. A complete list of the design team blogs are listed at the end of this post.


What to win a free RG Studio 360 digital? Be sure to leave a comment in the comment section of this blog post for a chance to win my favorite digital, “Blooming Mugs”! A winner will be selected at the conclusion of this blog hop!

RG Studio Sending Hugs (VC-Square)


Foxy Fall Digital

For this blog hop, I want to share two adorable cards that I made using the new Foxy Fall Digitals Collection.

Foxy Fall 1 (Victoria C)

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This digital collection includes a set of 17 images – foxes, a bear, leaves, greetings, and sentiments – perfect for fall and holiday card making and scrapbooking!

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RG Studio digitals come in a variety of formats to include JPEG, SVG, and PDF. After printing and fussy cutting these images, I used Tombo Dual Brush pens to color all of the elements. For this card, I layered the digital elements on top of a pattern paper and velum background. A glitter leaf from my stash was layered behind the little bear along with feathers from the Foxy Fall Digital.

Foxy Fall 3

For this card, I created a colorful background using a leaf stencil and distress ink. For an added touch, I layered glitter leaves from my stash behind the digital elements. And jute was added to both cards for texture and dimension.

Foxy Fall 2

Thanks so much for hopping along with us and celebrating the new website!!! Be sure to subscribe to the RG Studio 360 newsletter to keep up with RG & the Team and remember to comment on each blog for the chance of winning a free download from each designer. If you get lost please return to the


RG Studio 360 

Tenia Nelson

Victoria Calvin  *YOU ARE HERE*

Nikki Turnour

Eva Bussom

Rose Curtis

Misty Knott

Michelle Saddler Arrue – YouTube Video

Linda Gorman

Melinda Beltran