NEW Victoria Marie Merch! Save 15% Off Your Purchase!

Hey Scrap Bosses! NEW Victoria Marie Merch is finally here! Over the past couple of months, I’ve been working behind the scenes on my merch shop, adding new products and designs, and testing a new vendor. The shop is now ready and I can’t wait for you to see all of the new Victoria Marie Merch designs!

All Victoria Marie merch is printed and shipped through Spreadshop. Available products include t-shirts (in multiple sizes and styles), coffee/tea cups, tumblers, water bottles, aprons, pencil pouches, and stickers. Be sure to grab some Victoria Marie Merch so you can scrapbook in style!

Shop Today and Save 15% Off Your Purchase!

To see all of the available Victoria Marie products and to shop, click HERE or click SHOP MERCH in the menu bar on the Victoria Marie Blog.

Also, be sure to save 15% off your purchase by clicking on the REDEEM button at the top of the Victoria Marie Merch Shop. This discount will be automatically added to your purchase during checkout and is available until August 30th!

Happy shopping and thanks so much for supporting Victoria Marie Designs!

EASY Scrapbook Tutorial! Creating Subtle Texture Using a Basic Shape, Cardstock and a Distress Tool!

Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, we are going to explore a super simple technique that you can do TODAY that will add a subtle touch of texture to your scrapbook layout using a basic shape, cardstock, and a distress tool!

Adding a bit of texture to a scrapbook layout doesn’t have to take away from the composition of the design. For this project, I created a circular element that features textured strips of solid white cardstock. I was going for a subtle monochromatic look with high impact texture for this design.

To begin, I trimmed two circles (7 inches and 7.5 inches) from American Crafts Textured White Cardstock and solid pink cardstock from Felicity Jane using a circle cutter. TIP: You do not need a fancy tool to create circles on your scrapbook layouts! Any circular item can be used to trace a circle for a scrapbook project – a bowl, cup, or a circular container will do the trick!

Next, I trimmed several 1×12 inch strips of solid white textured cardstock and distressed one edge of each strip with a Tim Holtz Distress Tool. Of course, you can use scissors to create distressed edges as well.

To finish this element, I layered strips of the distressed paper on the 7 inch circle and trimmed the excess paper. The 7 inch circle was then adhered to the 7.5 inch pink circle – this provided a bit of framing to the 7 inch circle and allows it to stand out a bit more on the layout. Lastly, the distressed circle element was adhered to the middle of the layout. To complete this project, I added photos, a title, journaling, and embellishing.

I absolutely LOVE how this design came out! The monochromatic color of the circular element coupled with the high impact texture from the distress strips adds a subtle bit of texture and interest to this project. I highly encourage you to give this simple and quick technique a try!

To see this layout come together, click on the video! Links to available products featured in this video are provided below! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Available Products: (Not affiliate links)

Registration is Now Open! August 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop!

Registration is now open for the August 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop, scheduled for August 19-21, 2022!

The theme for the August 2022 crop is: Mixed Media. All of the scrapbook challenges for this crop are based on using your mixed media stash to create scrapbook projects.

The August 2022 Online Virtual Crop includes:

  • Fun Scrapbook Challenges based on the crop theme, Mixed Media!
  • Super Cool Prizes!
  • Fun Giveaways!
  • 5 Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions, one session includes a 45-minute Mini Workshop!
  • The crop is hosted in a private Facebook Group!
  • Only $9.99 USD!
  • 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!

August Crop Schedule of Events: To see the Schedule of Events for this crop, click HERE!

REGISTER TODAY! For full details and to register for this crop event, click HERE!

Challenge descriptions are provided upon registration! The deadline to register for this crop event is August 20, 2022 at 11:30 pm CST.

So, grab your mixed media stash and come join us…I hope to see you there!

Revisiting Project Life – Because Memory Planning Is NOT My Jam!

So, a few months ago during one of my YouTube Livestream sessions, I share that I was attempting to try memory planning, which is essentially scrapbooking in a planner. I was intrigued by this format of storytelling, mainly because I wanted to find an easier way to document my everyday stories.

Armed with tons of ideas and creative inspiration, I created two spreads in my memory planner. But, after making those two pages, I quickly realized: MEMORY PLANNING IS NOT MY JAM!

What I discovered is that I need more space for documenting my stories and I really enjoy the Project Life format of pocket pages and simple embellishing. So, I ditched my memory planner and decided to use a 9×12 inch pocket format instead.

In the past, I’ve used a 12×12 inch format for my Project Life spreads. I have found this size to be too big for my everyday scrapbooking. However, I also found that the 6×8 inch format is too small. After making a few 9×12 inch pocket layouts, I am happy to report that I have found Project Life peace!

I also decided to adopt a very flexible approach to documenting my everyday stories. First, I am not putting pressure on myself to do weekly spreads. If I feel like documenting my weekly activities, I will make a page. If not, then I won’t…it’s that simple.

Second, I want my Project Life pages to be simple – photos, words, and a few embellishments. My focus is to get my stories told…period. In my opinion, scrapbooking should not be stressful. It’s okay to adopt processes that make storytelling easy, simple, but most of all…FUN!

To check out the process video for this spread, click on the video below. A list of products featured in this video are posted below. Enjoy!

Products Featured (subject to availability, no affiliate links provided):

Ali Edwards 9×12 Gray Linen Album
LINK
: https://bit.ly/3ISmH4a

Ali Edwards Page Protectors
LINK
: https://bit.ly/3IVf2SP

Elle’s Studio Everyday Tabs Stamp Set
LINK
: https://bit.ly/3cwxgh9

Citrus Twist Stamp Sets
LINK
: https://citrustwistkits.com/collections/stamps

Citrus Twist Die Cuts and Ephemera
LINK
: https://citrustwistkits.com/collections/embellishments

Paper Person Shop
LINK
: https://paperperson.shop/

NEW Scrapbook Process Video – Let’s Make a Layout! Cheers Year 41!

Happy Friday! Let’s kickoff the weekend with a fun scrapbook process video, now available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel!

Today, I am making my annual birthday layout called Cheers! Year 41, using goodies from the January 2022 Hip Kit Club Scrapbook Kit and Embellishment Kit. This 12 x 12 inch layout features a photo collage, simple embellishing, and a bit of hand stitching.

Every year, I create a scrapbook page to celebrate my birthday. In March of this year, I celebrated my 41st trip around the sun! I love celebrating my birthday and documenting how much I have changed, my current interests, and my hopes for the future.

To see this layout come together, check out the following process video!

This project was so much fun to make! The photos take center stage while the pattern paper and embellishments complete the overlook of this design.

This layout features a layered photo collage. Each photo was resized to 3×3 inches and printed with a white border. TIP: Reducing the size of your photos makes it easier to create a single page multi-photo layout.

To flank the photos, I created small clusters of layered embellishments that feature floral die cuts, wood veneer elements, and tiny chipboard flowers. The title was created using a combination of a word die cut (Cheers!) and chipboard letters from the January 2022 Hip Kit Club Kit. I love coordinating die cuts with letter stickers to create unique title designs!

This layout also features hand stitching! I paired two colors of DMC embroidery floss (#165 and #162) to create a layered stitched look. It’s hard to see the delineation on video and in the photo. But, in-person, this technique offers a really cool effect!

I hope you are inspired to create a layout to celebrate a special occasion in your life! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy National (International) Scrapbook Day! Let’s Make a Layout!

Happy National (International) Scrapbook Day! I hope you are taking a little time this weekend to relax and to enjoy our amazing storytelling hobby! If you are looking for a bit of creative inspiration, check out my latest scrapbook process video, now available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel!

In this video, I am documenting my second year on the Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine Design Team. I love scrapbooking about my creative adventures and my opportunities to work as a professional designer in this industry. Designing for Scrapbook and Cards Today has been a dream and I’m so proud to work with some of the best designers in the industry. To learn more about Scrapbook and Cards Today and to subscribe to the awesome publication, click HERE!

For this project, I used items from the Paige Evans Wonders Collection and the Hip Kit Club March 2021 Embellishment Kit, along with an electronic cut file by Paige Evans called Create (available products listed below). I wanted to make a clean, bright, and whimsical layout with layered floral clusters and a delicate title.

I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut the Create electronic cut file out of American Crafts White Textured Cardstock. The letters were shaded with Distress Oxide Ink by Tim Holtz and popped up on foam squares for added dimension.

Clusters of die cut florals and accents create a frame around the 5×5 inch photo. I love how the vellum butterflies appear as though they are floating around the layout!

To see this project come together, head on over to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. And if you are a Victoria Marie Patreon, be sure to check out the Bonus Content for this video, now available on the Victoria Marie Patreon site!

If you are not a patron, what are you waiting for?! Get access to exclusive behind the scenes video content, process videos, exclusive scrapbook sketches, monthly creative workshops and more! Click HERE to learn more and to join! Memberships start at $5.00 USD per month!

Happy National (International) Scrapbook Day! I hope you are enjoying a full weekend of fun, relaxation, and tons of creating!

*Available Products Used:

Other Products:
Create Cut File by Paige Evanshttps://etsy.me/3sf7DGD

The Ink Standhttps://inkstandshop.com/

Barely Art Precision Craft Gluehttps://bearly.art/products/bearly-art-precision-craft-glue-4-fl-oz

Hip Kit Clubhttps://www.hipkitclub.net/

Product list made with LinkDeli – https://linkdeli.com/e/m9ey7d

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Victoria Marie Designs Merch is HERE! Save 10% off Until May 15th!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!!!

I am so excited to announce the launch of my first ever line of Victoria Marie Designs Merch, now available through Teespring! This initial launch includes t-shirts, hoodies, a coffee mug, a die cut sticker, and a tote bag!

Available Products…Grab Yours Today and Save 10% Off Your Purchase!

Purchase Victoria Marie Designs Merch starting today and save 10% off your purchase until May 15th! Use coupon code VICTORIA10 at check out!

*Be sure to read A Note About the Promo Code at the bottom of this post BEFORE you shop!*

SHOP TODAY! To shop Victoria Marie Designs Merch, click HERE or click on Shop Merch at the top of the page!

Apparel: For this initial launch, I’m offering t-shirts in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors that feature the Scrapbook Like a Boss and Live To Craft designs. Styles include comfort t-shirts, women’s comfort t-shirts, and v-neck options (long and short sleeve available in some styles), in addition to a hoodie and sweat shirt (non-hooded) option (sizes and colors vary based on shirt style). Be sure to check individual product listings for available colors, styles, and sizes!

Accessories: In addition to apparel, we have a Scrapbook Like a Boss and Live to Craft tote bag and a Scrapbook Like a Boss die cut sticker, the perfect accessories for any scrapper!

Drinkware: Sip your coffee (or tea) out of a Scrapbook Like a Boss or Live to Craft coffee mug! Be sure to check the product listings for available colors!

Coming Soon…Scrapbook Like a A Boss Apron

If you like wearing an apron while you craft, no worries! The Scrapbook Like a Boss Apron will be available soon! Look for more details to come!

Shop TODAY and Save 10% Off Your Purchase!

Head to the Victoria Marie Designs Merch Shop today! Be sure to use code VICTORIA10 during checkout to save 10% off your order, valid until May 15th!

A Note About the Promo Code:

If using a desktop or laptop computer when ordering, be sure to enter the Promo Code on the right side of the screen during check out. This can be easily missed so look carefully.

If using a mobile device (phone, tablet) when ordering, scroll to the BOTTOM of the check out screen, past the Place Order button, to enter the Promo Code.

Happy shopping and thanks for supporting Victoria Marie Designs! Have a happy scrappy iNSD weekend!

NEW! Scrapbook Process Video: Daily Burn 365 (I Messed Up the Title!)

Today, I’m sharing a brand new scrapbook layout called Daily Burn 365 using the Paige Evans Wonders Collection by American Crafts. To be honest, this layout took me forever and a day to complete! I blame my talent for overthinking the design process and seeking perfection. Is it my favorite layout? Nope. But, it is done and that’s all that matters!

Check it out!

Since 2016, I have subscribed to an online fitness program called Daily Burn 365. As the name suggests, subscribers can stream a new workout daily (365) that can be completed at anytime. There are a variety of workouts available to include cardio, yoga, and strength training.

Over the past year, I have decided to do the Daily Burn workouts at least 5-6 days a week as a way of managing my anxiety; a little something I discovered in 2020 (I’m not sure why, hmmm….😀).

I absolutely love this program because all of the workouts are under 30 minutes and they are designed for all skill levels. So, I decided to create a layout to document my fitness journey and how this program has helped me to stay active, right from comfort of my own home.

Now, you may have noticed something…the title on the layout says Daily Burn 356, not Daily Burn 365. Well, I flubbed and messed up the title! And I didn’t notice my error until AFTER I finished filming the process video for this layout.

Good grief!

I guess this layout will say 356 forever because I’m too lazy to change it! LOL!

I could use Un-Do Adhesive Remover to fix the title. But…I think the error gives this layout a little charm, don’t you think? 😀

Be sure to visit the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel to see this layout come together. Also, if you are a Victoria Marie Patron, you get exclusive access to the Daily Burn 365 Bonus Video, now available on the Victoria Marie Patreon site. In this video, I deep dive into the creative process behind this project.

Not a member of my Patreon community? No worries! To learn more and to join, click HERE!

Memberships start at $5.00 USD per month and include bonus video content, monthly creative workshops, exclusive sketches, and more! Come join us!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Scrapbook Process Video | Using a Simple Silhouette Cut File!

Hello friends! Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I am sharing a 12 x 12 layout featuring an electronic cut file called “I Love Your Smile” by Lori Whitlock for Silhouette. I love using cut files on a scrapbook project and this design was the perfect choice for this layout.

Recently, my daughter got her very first set of braces to correct an overbite. Getting braces almost seems like a rite of passage for some kiddos. She was nervous at first (and so was I), but she handled it like a champ and of course, I had to scrapbook the adventure!

To see this layout come together, click on the video below!

Products Used: January 2021 Hip Kit Club Scrapbook Kit and Scrapbook Embellishment Add-On, “I Love Your Smile” by Lori Whitlock for Silhouette, PicFrame Photo Collage App (iOS and Android).

I love the floral cluster that frames the bottom of the title! (Victoria Marie Designs 2021)
All of the bright colors are perfect and work well with the photos. (Victoria Marie Designs 2021)
Using an electronic cut file makes designing scrapbook pages super easy! (Victoria Marie Designs 2021)

From Paper Pad to Kit – LIVE on the Victoria Marie Facebook Group!

Hey friends! Do you have 12 x 12 paper pads (or any size paper pad) that you DO NOT use? Are your paper pads collecting dust? Well, now is the time to show your paper pads some love!

Join me this Friday for a fun 1-hour LIVE session on the Victoria Marie Facebook Group! During this live session, I am going to show you how to make scrapbooking kits using 1 paper pad!

When: Friday, May 15, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm CST (Click here for a Time Converter)

Where: Victoria Marie Facebook Group – Click HERE to join!

For this live session, I am using the Memorandum 12×12 Paper Pad by Pink Paislee. In the following weeks, I am going to use the kits that I make from this paper pad to create stunning scrapbook pages. You don’t want to miss out!

The Victoria Marie Facebook Live Sessions are held every Friday at 2:00 pm CST! Be sure to join the group and subscribe to the Victoria Marie Blog and eNewsletter to receive information about future live sessions!

I hope to see you there!