A Quick and Colorful 8.5×11 Inch Layout Using Items From My Stash!

Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I’m using items from my stash to create a colorful 8.5×11 inch layout called You’ve Got This! In fact, I used the some of the leftover materials from a recent YouTube livestream to create today’s project.

When possible, I try to make more than one project from the remaining items of a kit or collection. This allows me to get more usage from my materials while creating multiple layouts. To see today’s layout come together, click on the video below or head to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel.

Also, be sure to scroll down to see photos of today’s project along with a list of products used. NOTE: All of the items featured in this video are from my stash, so availability may vary. Enjoy!

Project Photos: You’ve Got This – 8.5×11 inch Single Page Layout

Supply List (Availability may vary- check manufacturer for current product options.)

Pattern Paper – Vicki Boutin Color Study (American Crafts)
Embellishments – Vicki Boutin Color Study (American Crafts)
All This Happiness Gold Foil Chipboard Stickers (American Crafts)
Hello Friend Silver Holographic Chipboard Stickers (American Crafts)

NOW AVAILABLE! 2023 Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crop Bundle

The new year will be here before we know it and now is the time to get ready for another year of fun Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crops! I started hosting online crops in 2020 during the pandemic and these semi-monthly crops have become a crowd favorite and offer an opportunity for scrapbookers from all over the world to participate in a scrapbooking crop right from the comfort of their home!

No need to lug your scrapbook supplies around or pay for costly transportation to attend an in-person crop! Enjoy a variety of fun scrapbooking challenges, LIVE Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions, educational mini workshops, prizes, and giveaways without leaving your house!

To kick off another year of crops, I am offering a limited-time opportunity to grab all ten (10) of the 2023 Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crops for only $99.90 USD! That’s a savings of $3.00 USD per crop! More on that in a second!

What is an Online Virtual Crop?

An online crop is like an in-person crop, however, all of the challenges, prizes, giveaways, and opportunities for engagement are hosted on an online platform! This event will be hosted in a private group on Facebook. Participants are welcome to engage in real-time or at their own leisure.

What Does Each Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crop Include?

All of the 2023 Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crops include:

  1. Fun Scrapbook Challenges – All of the challenges are designed to focus on specific scrapbooking topics, techniques, products, and tools. The challenges are very flexible, and perfect for all skill levels and scrapbooking formats.
  2. Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions where you can hangout via Zoom with like minded scrapbookers!
  3. Live 45-minute Mini Workshop that is based on the monthly crop theme. For example, the January 2023 theme is Make the Cut – all of the challenges for this crop will focus on using a cutting tool (e.g., die cutting machine, punches, etc.) to create a scrapbook project.
  4. Fun Prizes and Giveaways!
  5. All crop activities are hosted in a private Facebook Group!

No Rush to Participate! You are welcome to participate in each crop when they are scheduled, come and go as you please, or access the crop content at another time if you are not available during the crop weekend!

All of the crop content including the challenges and the recordings of the Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions will be available for 3 weeks after the scheduled crop weekend! After this three week period, the crop Facebook group for the scheduled event will be archived and the recorded Zoom links will expire.

And the BEST part? Each crop is hosted 100% online in a private Facebook Group! You can enjoy the crops from the comfort of your home!


Get access to ten (10) Victoria Marie Online Virtual Crops for a one-time payment of $99.90 USD and save $3.00 per crop event! (The regular price for an individual crop is $12.99 USD.) This offer is only available for a limited time!

PURCHASE TODAY! For full details and to purchase the bundle, click HERE!

What Does the Bundle Include?

This bundle offer includes access to ten (10) Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crops, hosted monthly starting in January 2023 – May 2023, and in July 2023 – November 2023 (no crops will be hosted in June and December).

Calendar and Crop Descriptions – 2023 Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crops: To view the 2023 Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crop Calendar and Crop Descriptions, click HERE!

Sample Schedule of Events: To view a SAMPLE 2023 Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crop Schedule of Events, click HERE! The sample schedule will give you an idea of when the crop content will be posted throughout a crop event.

DEADLINE: The 2023 Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crop Bundle offer will end on January 6, 2023 at 11:30 pm CST!

Not interested in the bundle?

No worries! You can always register for individual Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crops throughout 2023 at $12.99 USD per crop! Registration for the January 2023 Crop will open on 1/7/2022. Look for registration details to come!

Let’s get ready for a new year of fun online virtual crops! If you have any questions, be sure to email me at victoria@victoriamariescraps.com. I look forward to seeing you in 2023!

October Daily-Ish Album…It’s Perpetual and I’m Loving It!

In 2021, I started an October Daily album. After being inspired by other scrapbook designers who create the most stunning October Daily albums, I wanted to dive in and give it a try. October Daily is like December Daily (by Ali Edwards), however, the idea is to document stories about your everyday life during the fall and Halloween season. I’ve always created traditional 12×12 inch layouts to document my fall memories. But, after many years of scrapbooking, I welcome the opportunity to scrapbook my autumn stories in a different format.

So, with good intentions, I started an October Daily album last fall. I documented a total of four stories, then I abandoned the project! As it turns out, my plate was filled to the brim with projects and deadlines, so my October Daily album got pushed to the side.

However, this year I decided to continue this project but with a different mindset…my October Daily project will be a perpetual album! I am giving myself the freedom to add to this project whenever I want throughout the fall season over multiple years.

Once an album is filled, I’ll just start a new one. This approach offers a ton of flexibility and allows me to focus on the spirit of the project versus worrying about an arbitrary self-imposed deadline to “finish” this album.

Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I’m continuing my October Daily project by creating two new spreads (story #5 and #6) along with a quick look at the layouts I completed before I stopped working on this project in 2021. Be sure to click on the following video to see these pages come together! Also, photos of today’s projects are posted below.

Companies Mentioned In the Video: Ali Edwards, Elle’s Studio, Citrus Twist, and The Paper Person Shop

Citrus Twist Life Crafted Album: To learn more about the album featured in today’s video, click HERE.

For this project, I’m working in a travelers notebook style format (4.25 x 8.25 inches). I find this size to be perfect for everyday and theme-based mini albums.

My goal for this project is to keep my pages simple and clean, with a focus on documenting my everyday stories throughout the month of October.

I love that there are so many options and variations of the October Daily project! Some people create mini albums, while others opt for notebook style projects, even planner spreads! You can truly make this project your own.

I’m so excited to share more of layouts from my October Daily album in the coming weeks! So far, I am having a blast documenting my fall adventures and using a good amount of my fall themed scrapbooking goodies!

Stay tuned for more to come!

Only 3 Days Left! Take 50% Off Victoria Marie Online Classes! Grab Them Before They’re Gone!

There are only 3 DAYS left to save 50% off selected Victoria Marie Designs Online Classes!

New online scrapbooking classes and workshops are coming to the Victoria Marie Designs Online Classroom, and to make room of these new learning opportunities, I am retiring 9 of my online scrapbooking classes!

Until October 8thsave 50% off selected Victoria Marie Designs Online Classes! Use code RETIRED at checkout! Grab these courses while they are still available! (*Some exclusions apply.) 

The following classes are included in this offer (see below). All Victoria Marie Designs Online Classes are self-paced and are available 24/7 in the Victoria Marie Designs Online Classroom, powered by Thinkific. Each class includes instructional videos and full-color PDF workbooks. Also, you can start, resume, and stop a class at your leisure.

Retired Classes

Want ALL of the Retired Classes? Grab the Retired Classes Bundle and Save!

Do you want all 9 of these retired courses? Check out the Victoria Marie Designs Retired Classes Bundle which includes all of the classes listed above for one amazing price! The value of this bundle is $353.00 USD. But, for a limited time, you can purchase this bundle for only $150.00 USDNO COUPON CODE NEEDEDThis bundle is marked down and priced to sell!

Head to the Victoria Marie Designs Online Classroom TODAY and grab these courses before they are gone! All sales are final – no refunds.

Purchase a Class!

To purchase a retired Victoria Marie Designs Online Class, click HERE!

This offer ends on October 8, 2022! Stay tuned for new classes and workshops to come!


*Exclusions: This offer does not apply to the following classes: Project DONE: A Year-Long Scrapbooking JourneyYouTube Master Class for Online Creatives.

Enabling Time! September 2022 Scrapbook Unboxing!

Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I’m enabling…err, I mean…sharing my recent scrapbook unboxing! I recently bought products from Ali Edwards, Elle’s Studio, Hip Kit Club, and Scrapbook.com and I’m sharing all of my goodies with you. To see this unboxing, click on the video below. I’ve also included links to the featured products in this video, just scroll down to take a peek (and shop)!

Featured Products

Ali Edwards – Stories By The Month Kit: This is a monthly subscription kit that includes 3×4 inch and 4×6 inch pocket cards, a 3×4 inch acrylic stamp, chipboard stickers, and label stickers.

Link: https://aliedwards.com/subscribe/stories-by-the-month

Elle’s Studio Month Kit + Add-Ons: Elle’s Studio offers scrapbooking monthly kits along with a variety of fun crafting products to include metal dies, stamps, pattern paper, and more!

Link: https://shrsl.com/3q26k

Hip Kit Club September 2022 Scrapbook Kit and Embellishment Kit: These kits are jammed packed with tons of goodies that can be used to create a variety of papercrafting projects! There are several kit options available to include scrapbooking kits, mixed media kits, pocket card kits, and more!

Link: https://www.hipkitclub.net/september-2022

Scrapbook.com: I love shopping at Scrapbook.com and was excited to try their Pocket Card Storage system. So far, I’m a fan and cannot wait to use this storage solution to organize all of my pocket cards!

Link: https://ldli.co/e/lmopjnp

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you are enabled…umm, inspired to purchase these fun goodies, be sure to share what you buy with the Victoria Marie Facebook Group Community!


Disclaimer: Affiliate links are provided in this post and are FREE for you to use. Victoria Marie Designs occasionally receives a small commission anytime these links are used for purchases. Thanks for your support!

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!

Creating an 8.5×11 Inch Scrapbook Layout Using Goodies From My Stash!

During this week’s Wednesday Livestream on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I created an 8.5×11 inch scrapbook layout featuring goodies from my stash! As much as I love using new scrapbooking goodies, there are times when I want to deep dive into my scrapbook stash and challenge myself to create a layout using nothing but my older scrapbook supplies.

I am a firm believer in breathing new life into older scrapbooking products! There are some designs and color palettes that never go out of style. For example, for this project, I used pattern paper from a Becky Higgins paper collection from 2012. The colors in this collection feature grays, orange-red hues, tan, and green. I isolated the colors that worked well for my project (blue, red, and gray) and searched my embellishment stash for items with a similar color palette.

The result? A clean and simple layout composition that was fun to create and easy to replicate for future projects. And I enjoyed the added benefit of using goodies from my stash!

This layout features a story about my daughter’s love of Manga and Anime! She has recently developed a strong interest in Cosplay, dressing up as her favorite Anime characters, and hanging out with likeminded Cosplay fans. And of course, I have to scrapbook her new adventures!

I wanted to make sure that the design of this layout did not take away from the story. I also had to think of ways to stretch my stash since I do not have Anime-themed embellishments or paper (not sure if that exist). But, I was ready for the challenge!

Since I was going for a clean and simple composition, I kept the layered embellishment clusters small yet high impact by incorporating a bit of texture via a puffy stitcher label and a flat-back brad. Also, two tabs were added at the top of the layout to fill in a bit of white-space, and I created a title using two letter stickers designs for added interest and dimension.

Overall, I love the look of this 8.5×11 inch layout…clean, simple, and story-driven!

To see this project come together, click on the video below. I hope you are inspired to reach deep into your stash and to use your older scrapbook goodies to make an awesome layout!

Easy Typed Journaling Hack For Scrapbookers!

Do you like the look of typed journaling on a scrapbook layout? Do you want to learn an easy hack for adding seamless typed journaling without use Photoshop or complicated design software? Well my friend, be sure to check out my latest tutorial, Easy Typed Journaling Hack for Scrapbookers, now available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel!

In this video, I demonstrate how to use MS Word to create a text box and journaling strips that can be printed on vellum or cardstock and used on a scrapbook project to create seamless journaling. This technique is the perfect alternative for adding typed journaling to a scrapbook layout without using Photoshop or needing a large format printer.

Click on the video below and check out this tutorial. A list of featured tools is provided below!

Also, this video was picked by the members of the Victoria Marie Patreon Community! Victoria Marie Patrons get the opportunity to select some of my YouTube video content along with enjoying access to exclusive bonus videos, scrapbook sketches, workshops and more! To learn more about this awesome community, click HERE!

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