REMINDERS! Victoria Marie Scrapbooking Goddess Stamp, New Online Class – Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers!

Hey Scrap Bosses! Just a few reminders as we head into the weekend! There are so many awesome things going on at Victoria Marie Designs, check it out!


Victoria Marie Shop – Scrapbooking Goddess Stamp Set

There are a limited number of Scrapbooking Goddess Stamp Sets available in the Victoria Marie Shop! This stamp set is part of an Ink Road Stamps and Victoria Marie Designs collaboration and features fun acrylic photopolymer stamps – perfect for any scrapbooking project!

Grab a set while supplies last! To purchase, CLICK HERE!


CLICK HERE TO ENROLL!

Registration is now open for Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers! Grab your spot during the Early Bird Sale! Class will begin on Friday, January 17th!

Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers by Victoria Marie Online Classes, is a self-paced, 6-week online course designed for those who are looking for creative inspiration, want to deep dive into some of the most popular scrapbooking techniques, and use the skills learned in this course to create stunning scrapbook projects!

Course topics include:  

Week 1: Master Layering – Students will learn how to create a layered scrapbook design (from background to embellishments) using my three-step layering process (anchor, stack the deck, finishing details). A focus on pattern, texture, size, and scale will be discussed. Students will create two projects using the techniques in this lesson.

Week 2: Stamping Made Easy – This lesson will specifically focus on how to incorporate stamping on a scrapbook layout using a variety of stamp designs and sizes. Tips for stamped backgrounds, titles, and embellishments will be explored. Students will complete this lesson by creating two scrapbook projects using some of the stamping techniques discussed in this lesson.

Week 3: Sketch It Out – This lesson will focus on incorporating sketches as tool for scrapbook design. Students will learn how to interpret a sketch and how to alter a sketch based on personal aesthetic. Students will create a sketch of their own and use their sketch to create a scrapbook layout.

Week 4: Stitching on a Layout – This lesson will cover the fundamentals of stitching on a layout (machine stitching, hand stitching, and faux stitching). Students will be challenged to create two scrapbook projects using stitching techniques. Note: You DO NOT need a sewing machine for this lesson!

Week 5: Color Freedom – In this lesson, students will learn how to incorporate the color wheel in selecting a color palette for a scrapbook layout and how to work with different color combinations. Students will create two projects using the techniques covered in this lesson.

Week 6: Pattern Love – This lesson will cover a simple approach to using pattern paper on a scrapbook layout – from background and photo layers, to using pattern paper to create embellishments. Students will explore how to use shape, size, and scale when coordinating pattern papers for a scrapbook project. Students will create two scrapbook projects using the techniques in this lesson.

Content Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance


This interactive 6-week course features weekly lessons, instructional videos, instructional project videos, PDF project guides, and access to the Victoria Marie Online Classes Facebook Group.

The focus of this course is simple: Students will learn fun scrapbooking techniques and create scrapbooking projects using the techniques presented in the course. Each week offers a new opportunity to explore, play, and take creative risks!

Cost: $45.00

Sale: Take $5.00 – Use code SCRAP5 at checkout! Sale ends on 1/16/2020!

Class will begin on Friday, January 17th! This is a self-paced online class so feel free to start and stop at anytime once the course content is posted, starting with Week 1: Master Layering! Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL!

Using a Themed Scrapbook Collection for a Non-Themed Layout!

Hey folks! Have you ever used a themed scrapbook collection (i.e. birthday, baby, wedding, vacation) for a non-themed layout? Today, I am creating a 8.5 x 11 layout using the Hooray Collection by Crate Paper.

Hooray is a birthday themed collection featuring fun elements such as balloons, tiered cakes, and banners. For this project, I am documenting my daughter’s obsession with pink cake balls from Starbucks. While not a birthday themed layout, some of the items in the Hooray Collection worked perfectly for my project!

Check out the process video for this layout on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel! Enjoy!

Early Bird Sale Starts TODAY! Save $5.00 off Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers!

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL!

Registration is now open Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers! Grab your spot during the Early Bird Sale starting today until 1/16/2020! Class will begin on Friday, January 17th!

Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers by Victoria Marie Online Classes, is a self-paced, 6-week online course designed for those who are looking for creative inspiration, want to deep dive into some of the most popular scrapbooking techniques, and use the skills learned in this course to create stunning scrapbook projects!

Course topics include:  

Week 1: Master Layering – Students will learn how to create a layered scrapbook design (from background to embellishments) using my three-step layering process (anchor, stack the deck, finishing details). A focus on pattern, texture, size, and scale will be discussed. Students will create two projects using the techniques in this lesson.

Week 2: Stamping Made Easy – This lesson will specifically focus on how to incorporate stamping on a scrapbook layout using a variety of stamp designs and sizes. Tips for stamped backgrounds, titles, and embellishments will be explored. Students will complete this lesson by creating two scrapbook projects using some of the stamping techniques discussed in this lesson.

Week 3: Sketch It Out – This lesson will focus on incorporating sketches as tool for scrapbook design. Students will learn how to interpret a sketch and how to alter a sketch based on personal aesthetic. Students will create a sketch of their own and use their sketch to create a scrapbook layout.

Week 4: Stitching on a Layout – This lesson will cover the fundamentals of stitching on a layout (machine stitching, hand stitching, and faux stitching). Students will be challenged to create two scrapbook projects using stitching techniques. Note: You DO NOT need a sewing machine for this lesson!

Week 5: Color Freedom – In this lesson, students will learn how to incorporate the color wheel in selecting a color palette for a scrapbook layout and how to work with different color combinations. Students will create two projects using the techniques covered in this lesson.

Week 6: Pattern Love – This lesson will cover a simple approach to using pattern paper on a scrapbook layout – from background and photo layers, to using pattern paper to create embellishments. Students will explore how to use shape, size, and scale when coordinating pattern papers for a scrapbook project. Students will create two scrapbook projects using the techniques in this lesson.

Content Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance


This interactive 6-week course features weekly lessons, instructional videos, instructional project videos, PDF project guides, and access to the Victoria Marie Online Classes Facebook Group.

The focus of this course is simple: Students will learn fun scrapbooking techniques and create scrapbooking projects using the techniques presented in the course. Each week offers a new opportunity to explore, play, and take creative risks!

Cost: $45.00

Sale: Take $5.00 – Use code SCRAP5 at checkout! Sale ends on 1/16/2020!

Class will begin on Friday, January 17th! This is a self-paced online class so feel free to start and stop at anytime once the course content is posted, starting with Week 1: Master Layering! Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL!

Scrapbook Process Video – "Believe" using the Close to My Heart Cedar and Pine Collection

Hey Scrap Bosses!

The new year is in full swing and if you are like me, then you probably have a bit of scrapbooking leftover from the holidays. Or perhaps you waited until January to dig into documenting your holiday adventures. Either way, seasonal scrapbooking can be done anytime of the year. There is no rush!

Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I am featuring a 12×12 scrapbook layout using the Close to My Heart Cedar and Pine Collection. Photos of this project are listed below…enjoy!

The Cedar and Pine Collection includes coordinating pattern papers, die cuts, stickers, and seasonal solid card stock.

In addition to using the Cedar and Pine Collection, I also used the For the Trees stamp set (out of stock) and the Custom Ornaments Thin Cuts die set to create these fun ornaments.

The Cedar and Pine die cuts, stickers, and tags are perfect for creating embellishment clusters.

To learn more about the Close to My Heart Cedar and Pine Collection, click HERE! Remember, it is never too late for seasonal scrapbooking. Grab some supplies and have fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy New Year! Exciting Announcements!

Hey Scrap Bosses!

Happy New Year to each of you! I hope you had a fantastic holiday and are ready to tackle another year. This is my favorite time of the year – a fresh new start and endless possibilities!

Toward the end of 2019, I began to think about my creative pursuits going into 2020. Last year, I spent a lot of time working on the non-crafty side of my business. Also, my mother moved in with my family due to medical issues, we built our first home, and my spouse and I made the decision to homeschool our daughter. Needless to say, 2019 was crazy and a lot of my creative time was consumed by endless work and family responsibilities.

As a full time creative entrepreneur, my job is to create! So, going into 2020, I am focusing on creating more, learning new techniques, engaging more with the Victoria Marie Scrap Boss community, and strengthening my creative muscle! And guess what? I am taking you along on this fantastic journey!

If you spent 2019 in a creative fog, lacking inspiration, mulling over unfinished scrapbooking projects, yearning to learn new scrapbooking techniques, or generally feeling the creative “blahs”, I have two awesome opportunities for you to reconnect and reengage with scrapbooking.

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS!

I am so excited to announce a new self-paced online course, coming to the Victoria Marie Designs Online Classroom, and my very first printable download…check it out!

NEW! Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers, a Self-Paced Online Course

Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers by Victoria Marie Online Classes, is a self-paced, 6-week online course designed for those who are looking for creative inspiration, want to deep dive into some of the most popular scrapbooking techniques, and use the skills learned in this course to create stunning scrapbook projects! This class will begin on January 17, 2020! Early enrollment will begin on January 6, 2020!

Lessons Include:

  • Mastering Layering
  • Stamping Made Easy
  • Sketch It Out
  • Stitch and Sew on a Layout
  • Color Freedom
  • Pattern Love

Content Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance

This interactive 6-week course features weekly lessons, instructional videos, instructional project videos, PDF project guides, and access to the Victoria Marie Online Classes Facebook Group.

The focus of this course is simple: Students will learn fun scrapbooking techniques and create scrapbooking projects using the techniques presented in the course. Each week offers a new opportunity to explore, play, and take creative risks!

More details and early bird enrollment will be available on Monday, January 6th! The regular price for this class is $45.00. However, sign up during the Early Enrollment and save $5.00 off the regular course price!

Be sure to subscribe to the Victoria Marie eNewsletter for the most update to date news and announcements concerning this course!


NEW! Victoria Marie Designs Scrap Boss Project Planner – Available January 21, 2019 in the Victoria Marie Shop!

Calling all planners! If you are looking for a way to plan and organize your scrapbooking projects, look no further! Introducing the Victoria Marie Designs Scrap Boss Project Planner!

This 8.5 x 11 inch planner is the perfect tool for managing your scrapbook projects. The planner includes:

  • Monthly project planning spreads
  • A space to jot down your creative goals
  • Master project task list
  • A Projects at a Glance page
  • And much more!

This planner will be available as a printable PDF download on January 21, 2019. Simply download the planner after purchase, print it at home or send it to your local printer shop. The planner is designed for a variety of binding systems to include: D-ring binder, disk bound, or spiral bound.

The regular price for this planner is $15.00. However, save 10% off the regular price when you purchase this planner between January 21 – 22, 2020! This sale will begin on January 21, 2020.

The Scrap Boss Project Planner is easy to use and is a great tool for organizing all of your scrapbooking projects! Look for additional product information to come!


Be sure to subscribe to the Victoria Marie eNewsletter in order to receive the most up-to-date Victoria Marie news, announcement, and product launches!

Have a fantastic New Year and thanks in advance for your support!

Day 3 – Document December "Afternoon at the ER"

Hey friends! I’m back with Day 3 from my Document December album. Today, I am featuring a quick and simple mini insert. I love creating fun interactive elements for my holiday albums. This insert provides a break from the monotony of 6×8 pocket pages and opens up an opportunity to feature more journaling and photos.

To see this layout come together, check out the following video on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. Photos of this layout are posted below. I hope you are inspired to create your own mini insert! Enjoy

This fun insert was easy to create!
Lots of space for journaling.
A great addition to my album!

Day 2 – Document December "Cheery the Elf"

Hey Scrap Bosses!

Today I am sharing Day 2 in my Document December Album. This project is slow going for me as my time has been filled with care taking responsibilities, the holiday rush, and everything in between. If you are in a similar position and life has you moving from pillar to post, no worries my friend! This project is a marathon, not a sprint. Take your time, enjoy the process, and remember that there is no such thing as being “behind”.

Day 2 is all about Cheery, our Elf on the Shelf. Last year my daughter Corinne questioned whether Cheery was a real elf. She began to notice that Cheery stayed in the same spot for days on end (because my spouse and I forgot to move her and we are lazy)! She also noticed that Cheery’s body felt hollow. Not knowing how to respond, I merely asked, “Well baby…what do you think?”

“Mom, I don’t think that she’s real,” my daughter replied with tears in her eyes.

“Cheery can be whatever you want her to be,” I said while also trying not to cry! (Man I’m weak!)

Flash forward to November 2019. To my surprise, Corinne asked about Cheery shortly after Thanksgiving! In the past, Cheery always arrived the day after Thanksgiving. Based on last year’s conversation, I didn’t think Cheery would make an appearance.

Needless to say, Cheery is back and Corinne couldn’t be happier! Even though we all know Cheery isn’t “real” (wink, wink), she remains a popular Christmas figurehead in our family.

To see this layout come together, click on the following video. Also, photos of this spread are featured below. Thanks for stopping by!

Materials: Elle’s Studio Document December Kit 2019
Materials: Elle’s Studio Document December Kit 2019

NEW! "Scrapbook Goddess" Stamp Set – Victoria Marie Designs Exclusive!

I am so excited to share with you my very first exclusive stamp set – Scrapbook Goddess, an Ink Road Stamps and Victoria Marie Designs collaboration!

In 2018, Lara Smith, owner of Ink Road Stamps, generously donated a 3×4 version of this stamp set as a sponsored product for the Victoria Marie Designs 2019 Scrapbook Retreats. Lara and I worked together on the design (more Lara than me…she’s super talented) and it was a big hit among my retreat guest!

Now, I am so excited to offer the 4×6 version of this stamp set as a collaboration with Ink Road Stamps! Made in the USA, this photopolymer acrylic stamp works well with a variety of stamping inks and is perfect for:

  • Scrapbooking projects
  • Pocket Page Layouts
  • Traveler’s Notebook spreads
  • Planners
  • Cards
  • And much more!

Grab this stamp set as a treat for yourself or for a fellow crafty friend…or both! To purchase this stamp, click HERE or click on SHOP in the menu bar above.

Quantities are SUPER LIMITED so be sure to grab this stamp set TODAY!

Look for more Victoria Marie Designs products to come in 2020! Thank you so much for your support!

Document December – Day 1 "Real Life"

Hey Scrap Bosses!

I am back with the first spread in my Document December 2019 project. This is one of my favorite projects of the year and I am so glad to share it with you!

December 2019 has proven to be quite challenging, so I am starting this project a little later than I planned. But that’s okay…this is not a sprint and I fully intend on taking my time as I document my December adventures and everything in between.

To see the process video for Day 1, click on the video below. Also, be sure to check out my Document December 2019 YouTube playlist if you are interested in seeing a full review of the products I am using for this project. Photos of this spread are posted below.

Enjoy!