Advent Calendar for a 6 x 8 Layout…Say Whaaaat?! New Digital Cut File

Hey friends! I have something really cool to share with you! released a new digital cut file bundle called Advent Tree. This cut file is perfect for making custom advent calendars for any project – 12 x 12, 8.5 x 11, and 6 x 8 scrapbook layouts, travelers notebook spreads, cards, and more!

Full Disclosure: I am usually very intimidated by digital cut files like the Advent Tree cut file. Upon first glance, I thought that the process of figuring out how to make this cut file work for a 6×8 spread would be difficult.

Once I figured out my color scheme and overall design, I took the plunge and created an advent calendar for my 6 x 8 Document December album. This was so much fun to make!

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Two tree layers are included with this cut file bundle – one with a sold tree outline, the other with door openings. The Advent Tree bundle also comes with a set of numbers (1-24), that can be cut and used to number the small doors. I alternated the numbers with small embellishments from my holiday scrapbooking stash.

Inside the small openings, I used a holiday stamp set from Hero Arts that featured tiny Christmas themed icons and phrases.

I am so happy with how this spread turned out! And no worries! I am filming a short tutorial for the Victoria Marie YouTube channel featuring this cut file, so stay tuned!

To learn more about the Digital Cut File Bundles, click on the links below!

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Document December Prep – What I’m Using and How I am Organizing My Goodies!

The holidays are upon us and like many of you, I am starting to prepare for holiday scrapbooking and storytelling! This year, I am excited to be a Document December guest designer for Elle’s Studio!

The Document December Kit and add ons are amazing! This kit features a variety of elements to include 3×4 and 4×6 pocket cards, die cuts, acrylic embellishments, and puffy stickers.

There are additional stamp sets, pocket cards, and other products that are sold separately and coordinate with the kit. To learn more, click on the product links at the end of the blog post.

In previous years, I have used Ali Edward’s December Daily products and project format. Though I am using the Elle’s Studio Document December products, I am sticking to the December Daily format – documenting daily stories throughout the month of December. I will talk more about my approach to this project in an upcoming video and blog!

To see an overview of the products I am using and how I am organizing my goodies, click on the video below!

Be sure to visit the Elle’s Studio website for more details and to purchase available products. The kit and add ons are going fast so don’t wait!

Elle’s Studio Document December Kit 2019 (Image: Elle’s Studio)
6×8 Album – SNAP by Simple Stories

The Elle’s Studio Document December Kit is designed to be used with a variety of scrapbook designs – 6×8, 12×12, traveler’s notebook, etc. This year I am using a SNAP by Simple Stories 6×8 album that I purchased from

Inside of the album – WOW!

All of my supplies are organized in a wood container that I bought at Michaels in 2018. I added small metal bins to organize my embellishments, pocket cards, and fibers.

Below are some add on items that coordinate with the Document December Kit. Most of these items are sold separately.

Puffy Alphas
Puffy Stickeres
Label Stickers
Letter Stickers
Stamp Sets

In addition to the Elle’s Studio products, I added items from my stash to include tags, a roller date stamp, twine, and mini envelopes.

Items from my stash

As December draws near, I will add more items to my Document December project supplies, but for now, this is a good start!

Stay tuned for more Document December videos to come. Thanks for stopping by!

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Elle’s Studio Document December 2019 Kit and Add Ons

SNAP by Simple Stories – 6×8 Album (Red Stripe)

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Scrapbook Process Video | Loves to Dance

Hey Scrap Bosses!

Here’s a new scrapbook process video for your viewing pleasure! This layout features the Rebekah Kit by Felicity Jane.

To see this spread come together, click on the video below. Links to available products used in this video are posted below as well.

To be honest, I have a ton of unused Felicity Jane kits in my stash! And recently I found my Rebekah Kit, tucked away and out of sight. Upon unearthing this beautiful kit, I knew immediately that I wanted to scrapbook these photos of my daughter on her first day of ballet class.

It’s been four years since she last took a dance class and she was so extremely excited to start! I took dance classes as a young girl and I am excited to share my love of dance with my daughter.

Using pattern paper and heavy white card stock, I created a simple background. Two 4×6 photos were centered to the top of the layout, along with a velum pocket from the kit. Initially, my plan was to tuck hidden journaling in the pocket, but I forgot and added journaling lines instead.

Oops! Happy mistake!

I created a tag using a piece of woodgrain pattern paper from the kit and a We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board and Reinforcer Hole Punch.

Next, I created clusters of embellishments using the Rebekah die cuts and velum hearts. I added stamped elements from the Rebekah stamp set, along with images from older Felicity Jane stamps – Jeana, Chloe, and Jaimee.

The muted colors worked perfectly for this layout – clean, simple, and elegant. I hope you were inspired to create something beautiful. Thanks for stopping by !

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Felicity Jane Products

  • Jeana Kit
  • Chloe Kit
  • Jaime Kit

We R Memory Keepers Products

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Scrapbook Process Video | Favorite Girl

Hey Scrap Bosses!

Time for another fun scrapbook process video! This video features an 8.5 x 11 layout called Favorite Girl. Lately, I have been documenting a lot about my daughter Corinne’s growth and development, her changing preferences, and the fact that she is slowing entering into the preteen years.

Le sigh. Where did the time go?

I love taking the time to curate a collection of stories that captures every milestone and discovery of my little girl. The process is exciting and sad all at the same time.

To see how this layout comes together, click on the video below.

I started this layout be layering coordinating pattern papers from the Home + Made by Jen Hadfield 12 x 12 paper pad. I love the combination of the navy blue and cream strip paper with the yellow and pink pattern papers.

I created small clusters of embellishments using chipboard stickers (Jen Hadfield Home + Made Collection) and foiled puffy stars (Gossamer Blue).

To create an interesting title, I like to use more than one font style (Thickers “Wildflower”).

Because the pattern paper does most of the work on this layout, I kept the embellishing simple.

I hope you were inspired to create something beautiful! Thanks for stopping by!

Scrapbook Process Video – 12×12 Layout: Today Let’s Create!

Happy Friday Scrap Bosses!

I’m back with another a fun scrapbook process video, now available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. This 12×12 layout features products from the Shay Felicity Jane Kit and documents a story of my daughter working on a homeschool project called “Art and Fashion”. Click below to view this video!

This layout was so much fun to make! I love using coordinating pattern papers to create interesting backgrounds.

The title turned out to be a major focal point on this layout. I like to use a variety of elements for my titles: die cuts, labels, stickers, and letter fonts.

Using smaller photos is a great way to add multiple photos to a 1-page layout.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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“Color Me Happy” Digital Cut File by

Hey Scrap Bosses! I am back with another fun exclusive digital cut file by To learn more about all of the digital cut files, click HERE.

Today, I am using the Color Me Happy cut file bundle. This bundle includes 15 images, available as both a SVG and PNG file. To see this layout come together, be sure to visit the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel!

For this project, I selected the Frame Rainbow cut file. Using pattern paper from the Colored Pencil Paper Pad by Recollections (Michaels), I backed the open spaces of the rainbow with pattern paper.

I used the phrase “Color Me Happy” from the cut file bundle as my title and backed some of the letters with the Colored Pencil pattern paper.

Turning the framed rainbow cut file on it’s side opened up another level of design possibilities! Digital cut files are very versatile!

To complete the layout, I added chipboard and die cut elements, labels, and enamel shapes – all from my stash!

Be sure to head over to to check out their full line of digital cut files! Enjoy!

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NEW! Exclusive Cut Files are Here!

Hello Scrap Bosses! I am back with something super cool… has released exclusive digital cut files! Grab your electronic die cutting machines and get ready to create!

Featured in this post is the Tis the Season Digital Cut File.

Each digital cut file packages included files for scrapbook projects, cards, and travelers notebook spreads and are available in SVG and PNG formats.

Digital cut files are a great way to add a ton of interest to any scrapbook project and take the guess work out of the design project.

To learn more about the new cut files, click on the links below! And stay tuned – I will be sharing more projects using these new cut files on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel and Blog.

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Fun Sprinkle Background Using Stamping Ink!

Hey Scrap Bosses!

I am back with a new scrapbook process video, featuring a 8.5 x 11 layout called Growing Tall. In this video, I am using stamping ink, an acrylic block, and a paint brush to create a simple sprinkled background.

To see this layout come together, click on the following video. Photos of this layout and a list of available products is posted below. Enjoy!

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Enrollment is Now OPEN! YouTube Master Class for Online Creatives!

Do you have a dream of starting your very own YouTube Channel? Or do you want to learn how to revive and grow your existing YouTube Channel? If you are ready to take the next step, check out the YouTube Master Class for Online Creatives, hosted by Victoria Marie Designs!

Enrollment is now open for the Fall 2019 Cohort!

This 6-week master course will cover:

(1) How to set up and manage a YouTube channel.

(2) Basic video editing techniques (to include voiceover training) and equipment for creating high quality videos.

(3) How to create and manage your creative content (i.e. curating ideas, creating an editorial calendar, scheduling posts).

(4) How to monetize and grow your YouTube channel.

By the end of the 6-week session, students will have a fully functioning YouTube Channel with video content! Yep, you read that right!

Students also receive:

  • One-on-one coaching (12 sessions for 1 year) with the course instructor!
  • LIVE interactive instructional sessions (recorded for later viewing)
  • PDF instructional guides, planning tools, and resources designed to help you start and/or grow your YouTube channel
  • Professional feedback from the course instructor
  • Assistance with growing your channel
  • Access to the EXCLUSIVE YouTube Master Class Facebook Group – a great way to interact with other Master Class Students!

Are you ready to get started? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

To learn more and to enroll, CLICK here!

The Fall 2019 session will begin on Friday, October 11, 2019! Enrollment ends on October 9, 2019!

I am so excited to work with you! Let’s do this!

Hello Weirdo! | Scrapbook Process Video

Hey Scrap Bosses!

I’m back with another scrapbook process video, featuring a clean and simple grid layout called “Hello Weirdo”! Over the past few months, I have been really focused on using items from my stash. Each element on this page has lived in my stash for months (years even) and it was time to use them up!

To see this layout come together, check out this video on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel! Photos of this layout are posted below.

For this layout, I elected to keep the color scheme simple, using only 3-4 coordinating colors.

There are many ways to approach a grid design. Using elements (photo and paper) of different sizes adds a lot of interest.

I love using older supplies on my scrapbook layouts. For example, the wood veneer “hello” has been in my stash for years! I paired it with white font stickers by Felicity Jane to create a standout title.

Join me next week for more scrapbook process videos! Thanks for stopping by!