Start of a New Year! 2017 Goals and Plans for Victoria Marie Designs


I am always shocked by how quickly the year goes by…it seems like yesterday we were celebrating the start of 2016. As the year comes to a close, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time thinking about what I want to focus on in 2017 for Victoria Marie Designs. As always, I want to do ALL THE THINGS! And if I had the time, money, and energy, I would probably do just that. But alas, I must put things into perspective and focus on what is most important.

So, what exactly are my plans for 2017? Check it out!


I am so pumped about my new class offerings, YouTube and blog content and upcoming events! I really feel that 2017 will be the year that I push myself to the point of being uncomfortable…because that is where the magic happens!



I will be introducing 5 new classes in 2017: (dates are tentative and subject to change)

  • January 2017: Layering Like a Boss 2 – Impactful Embellishing: It all started with my very first class, Layering Like a Boss, where students learned design principles and creative layering techniques to create awesome dimension and interest on scrapbook layouts. Based on your suggestions, I am introducing Layering Like a Boss 2 that will go deeper into how to create impactful layered embellishments using color, dimension, and texture. Students will enjoy unlimited access to the Victoria Marie Online Classroom, challenges, exclusive instructional process videos with companion sketches, and a private discussion board within the class site! Pre-Registration is required! Cost: $25.00  Level: All – Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • February/March 2017 (TBD) – Become a Creative YouTuber 101: Have you ever wanted to create and produce your own scrapbooking content on YouTube? This course will take you through the basics of becoming a creative YouTuber. Concepts include an overview of basic filming using your smart device or basic camera, editing software options, basic filming set up, recording a voiceover, planning your content, understanding YouTube analytics, content/music copyright, and much more! Students will receive instructional materials, access to exclusive instructional videos, and an Equipment Basics PDF with Prices Guide. Pre-Registration is required! Cost: $20.00 Level: Beginners, Immediate 
  • April 2017: A Fresh Approach to 2-Page Layouts: You’ve asked for it and you got it! A Fresh Approach to 2-Page Layouts is a fun interactive class that will cover several ways to create 2-page layouts to include traditional, pocket, interactive and hybrid pages. Students will receive a set of exclusive sketches, instructional process videos, unlimited access to the Victoria Marie Online Classroom, challenges, and much more! Cost: $29.00  Level: All – Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • June 2017: Stash Happy! Fun Techniques for Using Up Your Stash! Are you tired of looking at your scrapbook stash? Do you want to learn new and refreshing ways to use your stash? Stash Happy! is a fun interactive class that will leave you inspired to pull out your stash and use it up! In this class you will learn 5 awesome stash busting techniques for using up pattern paper, die cuts, embellishments, and much more! Students will enjoy unlimited access to the Victoria Marie Online Classroom, exclusive instructional videos, and a private discussion board to share ideas and layouts with other students. Cost: $29.00  Level: All -Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • November 2017: A Month of Gratitude – (HIGHLY REQUESTED CLASS!) In this course, students will create a mini album composed of robust and reflective stories, quotes, or thoughts that are focused on expressions of thankfulness. Through thought provoking prompts and exclusive instructional videos, students will be inspired to document that which is most important and deserving of gratitude. This course will include instructional videos, story prompts, instructional process videos, and much more! Pre-Registration is required! : $30.00  Level: All – Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced



Starting in January 2017, there will be more content on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel to include:

  • The return of Scrapbooking for Mortals Tutorials (bi-weekly)!
  • The Life of Victoria Marie Vlog
  • Scrapbook Room Tour and Organization Videos
  • Monthly Recap Videos – I will share my latest projects, layouts, and much more!
  • Creative Scrapbook Series
  • Victoria Marie’s Scrappy Favorites Share (Monthly) – A review of my favorite items!
  • Adventures in Art Journaling, Mixed Media, and Traveler’s Journal Series


I’ve had so many of you ask, “Are you ever going to offer Victoria Marie merchandise?” The answer to that is…YES!! Coming Spring 2017, I will offer exclusive Victoria Marie merchandise to include fun t-shirts, coffee cups, drink tumblers, and much more. Stay tuned for more details!!!



The Covered Bridge Inn

Scrapbook Retreats

In 2017, I will be offering 2 Victoria Marie Scrapbook Retreats!

  • Summer 2017 Retreat: TBA
  • Fall 2017 Retreat: October 19th – 22nd at the Covered Bridge Inn, Weatherford, TX (SOLD OUT!) Waitlist available! Email to be added to the waitlist.

Scrapbook Crops

I am currently in the process of researching venues for my 1-day scrapbook crop events. All crops will be held in the DFW area and surrounding locations. Check back for more information!


Look for more information about Victoria Marie Meetups within the DFW and surrounding areas! This will be a great opportunity for scrappers to meet like minded friends, eat, drink, and be creative!!! This is also a wonderful opportunity to attend scrapbooking events with new friends: Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Great American Scrapbook Convention, and much more! More details to come!


Come join me!!!



Starting in Spring 2017, I will launch the Victoria Marie Patreon site! Patreon is a fun and easy way to become a patron of the arts and to support your favorite artist. Creative entrepreneurs are passionate about their craft and want nothing more than to give back to their supporters. Patreon allows fans of creatives to contribute funds that help creatives and artists with their business and creative needs.

The Victoria Marie Patreon site will offer 4 levels of on-going support: $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 and $15.00. At each level, patrons will receive awesome incentives to include exclusive classes, tutorials, process videos, discounts on Victoria Marie classes and merchandise, and giveaways! The money provided through the Victoria Marie Patreon site will allow me the financial means to bring you more high quality content, classes, and products that you enjoy! Interested? Stay tuned for more details to come! To learn more about Patreon, click HERE.


Deep in thought…about lunch. 🙂

Wow! That’s a lot of awesome stuff, right? I hope you are as excited as I am – 2017 is going to rock!!! If you have any questions about anything mentioned in this blog, do not hesitate to contact me at! Thank you so much for your awesome suggestions and support! I truly love this community!

Cheers to 2017!!!

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