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

Registration is now open for the May 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop, hosted by Victoria Marie Designs! This event is scheduled for May 20-22, 2022.

The theme for the May 2022 crop is: Embellishment Lovers. All of the scrapbook challenges for this crop are based on using embellishments from your stash to create scrapbook projects!

The May 2022 online virtual crop includes:

  • Fun Scrapbook Challenges!
  • Super Cool Prizes!
  • Fun Giveaways!
  • 5 Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions, one session includes a 45-minute Mini Workshop: Embellishment Inspiration
  • 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!

Register TODAY!

To learn more and to register for this event, click HERE! Registration ends on May 21, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST.

I hope to see you there…and be sure to tell a friend!

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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Disclaimer: Affiliate links are provided above. These links are free for you to use. Victoria Marie Designs receives a small commission anytime product is purchased using these links. Thanks so much for your support!

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!

A V A I L A B L E P R O D U C T S

DISCLAIMER: Affiliate links are provided above and are free for you to use. Victoria Marie Designs receives a small commission anytime these links are used for purchase. Thanks so much for your support!

SAVE the DATE! February 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop!

SAVE THE DATE!


The February 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop, Scrapbook Kits and Collections, is scheduled for February 25-27, 2022.


Full details and registration will be available on Friday, February 11th!


If you purchased the Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop Bundle, you will be sent an email with the link to the February Rock Your Stash Facebook Group on Friday, February 11th!


To access the 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop Calendar, click on the link below!
LINK: https://bit.ly/34yaMZw

Stay tuned!

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

Registration is now open for the January 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop, scheduled for January 21-23, 2022!

The theme for the January crop is: Pattern Paper and Paper Pads

This means that all of the challenges for this crop will be based on using your pattern paper, speciality paper, and paper pads from your stash! Grab what you have on hand and let’s play!

Register TODAY! For full details about this online virtual crop and to register, click HERE or click on the Online Virtual Crops tab at the top of this page.

Registration for this crop will close on January 22, 2022 at 11:30 pm CST.

I hope you are ready to ROCK your STASH! See you soon!

My Top 10 Scrapbook Layouts of 2021!

Hello friends! Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel and Blog, I am sharing my Top 10 Scrapbook Layouts of 2021, plus a little extra! Click on the video below to see my top picks! Then scroll down to see photos of my selected layouts.

At the end of the year, I like to take a moment to pour through my completed layouts. I enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that I have albums full of stories that I can look back on. This is one of the many reasons why I enjoy scrapbooking!

For me, it’s not enough to just make a layout, then put it away sight unseen. I want to cherish all of my layouts for many years to come! And I hope you will take a moment to do this same!

My Top 10 Scrapbook Layouts of 2021

Layout #1 – Coffee Time (8.5 x 11 inches) Product: Hip Kit Club

Layout #2 – Hello 40 (8.5 x 11 inch) Product: Maggie Holmes (American Crafts)

Layout #3: Smother (12×12 inch) Product: Hip Kit Club

Layout #4: The Story of Autumn (12×12 inch) Product: Hip Kit Club

Layout #5: Tween Mode (12×12 inch) Product: Felicity Jane

Layout #6: Teaching Adventure (12×12 inch) Product: Hip Kit Club

Layout #7: Summer Days (12×12 inch) Product: Echo Park

Layout #8: Best Pals (12×12 inch) Product: Tim Holtz (Ranger), Felicity Jane

Layout #9: Simple Pleasures (12×12 inch) Product: Vicki Boutin (American Crafts)

Layout #10: Christmas Vibes (12×12 inch) Product: Hip Kit Club

BONUS LAYOUTS!

Bonus #1: Fourth of July (12×12 inch) Product: Echo Park

Bonus #2: My Turn (12×12 inch) Product: Felicity Jane

Bonus #3: Life in Focus (12×12 inch) Product: Simple Stories

I hope you enjoyed my Top 10 Scrapbook Layouts of 2021! If you have questions about a specific layout, be sure to post it in the comments. I look forward to sharing more projects and creative inspiration with you in 2022!

December Daily Story #2: Noelle and Waffles

Merry Christmas and welcome to the Victoria Marie Blog! Today, I am sharing Story #2 of my December Daily 2021 album called Noelle and Waffles.

About two years ago, my daughter and I started a new holiday tradition – we watch Noelle on Disney Plus while eating delicious waffles, bacon, and hot chocolate. When this movie first premiered, we watched it over 25 times during the month of December! Since then, it has become one of our favorite holiday movies.

I kept this spread simple – the journaling is typed on a 3×8 inch pocket card from an older December Daily kit. I created a text box in Photoshop, printed a test copy, then adhered the 3×8 pocket card over the test copy and ran it through my printer.

Next, I resized and printed the Noelle movie posted (Google images) and added photos of my daughter and I enjoying our special Noelle breakfast.

On the outside of the 6×8 inch page protector, I adhered two chipboard stickers and a wood veneer label that says, “This makes my heart happy” – the perfect sentiment for this story.

On the back, I added a pocket card from the December Daily 2020 kit along with additional photos (3×4 inch and 4×6 inch).

As my daughter gets older, I am noticing that her interests are changing. The little preschooler that was once super excited for Santa to come has been replaced with a tween who prefers to stay in her room (most days of the week). It is a bittersweet transition. However, I am comforted by the fact that there are some traditions that we can enjoy together…without tween angst!

To see this spread come together, check out the video below! Happy Holidays friends!

The Victoria Marie Facebook Group is BACK!

Exciting news! The Victoria Marie Facebook Group is BACK!

Here’s the backstory…

A few months ago, I moved the Victoria Marie Facebook Group community to a platform called the Might Network. At the time, I thought that this platform would be a good fit for this community and enable us to increase engagement. 

However, after using this platform for a few months, I have learned that it is not a good fit, both for our community and for me as a content creator. 

Also, the Mighty Network platform can be really difficult to navigate, especially from a backend standpoint – it’s just too complicated to manage. 

So, I made the decision to return our community back to our old stomping grounds…the Victoria Marie Designs Facebook Group!

To join or rejoin the Victoria Marie Designs Facebook Group, click HERE. The group as been reopened so head on over! 


READ! UPCOMING CHANGES:

Here are a few of changes that I will be making in October as we transition from the Mighty Network back to Facebook. More details will be provided soon. 

  • Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crops:  Starting in November 2021, I will be hosting my monthly Online Virtual Crops in a private Facebook Group. More details will be shared at a later date so stay tuned. NOTEThe October 2021 Seasons of Change Online Virtual Crop will remain on the Mighty Network Platform until winners are announced on October 12th. 
  • The Project DONE: A Year-Long Scrapbooking Journey online class will be moved to the Victoria Marie Designs Online Classroom, hosted on Thinkific, starting in November 2021. I will provide specific details about this process in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, the class will remain on the Victoria Marie Mighty Network until the transition is complete. 
  • The Victoria Marie Mighty Network site will close on November 1, 2021

To join or rejoin the Victoria Marie Designs Facebook Group, click HERE

Thanks so much for your continued support! As an entrepreneur, I am constantly evaluating my systems, platforms, and processes in order to provide a great experience to this community. 

I am glad that we are going back to where it all started in 2014! 

If you have any questions, be sure to post them in the comments!