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!

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*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!

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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!

Featured Tools

Easy Card Design Using A Spellbinders Embroidery Stitch Die!

Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I’m sharing an awesome card project using the Spellbinders Stitch Petal Frame Die. I am completely obsessed with all things embroidery and stitching, so when I learned that companies like Spellbinders offer a full line of stitch dies, I had to “add to cart” and get my hands of some of these awesome products!

Stitching on a card or a scrapbook layout is a great way to add tons of texture and interest to a project. For this card, all you need is the Petal Stitch Frame Die, a die cutting machine, your favorite floss, and a needle. I highly recommend grabbing a nice cup coffee or tea as you enjoy the relaxing process of stitching this beauty design.

For this project, I had a lot of fun making a set of cards that feature warm and cool tones using DMC floss. You can stitched the entire panel, but you can certainly opt to stitch only part of the panel or not at all. The panel looks great on it’s own and can add a lot of texture to a card project!

To see how this card came together and how to stitch this panel, click on the following video! A list of products featured in this video are provided below. I hope you are inspired to stitch on your next card project!

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

Spellbinders Petal Frame Stitch Die
Link
: https://bit.ly/3znBOQe

Spellbinders Yana’s Special Sentiments Hot Foil Plates and Cutting Dies
Link
: https://bit.ly/3Pq8i1M

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Link
: https://bit.ly/3IRsoj1

Spellbinders Glimmer Foil Machine
Link
: https://bit.ly/3uZCTLi

DMC Floss No. 162, 3771, 168
Link
: https://bit.ly/3Ooz3Cv

Cardstock Warehouse
Link
: https://www.cardstock-warehouse.com/

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/

NOW AVAILABLE! 2023 Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crop Summer 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 TWO opportunities 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!

BUNDLE AND SAVE STARTING JUNE 21ST!

Purchase the Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crop Summer Bundle and SAVE!

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! 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.

Two Opportunities to Grab This Bundle Offer!

There will be two opportunities to grab this awesome bundle – Summer 2022 and Fall 2022. The deadline to purchase the 2023 Victoria Marie Designs Online Virtual Crop Summer Bundle is August 31, 2023 at 11:30 pm CST. The second opportunity to grab this bundle will begin on November 1, 2023 – January 6, 2023. Be sure to lock in the bundle rate!

PURCHASE TODAY! To purchase this bundle, click HERE!

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!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you are ready for a new year of fun online virtual crops hosted by Victoria Marie Designs!