News and Updates! Victoria Marie Online Virtual Crop Changes, Crafty Mysteries Online Crop Registration is Available!

Today, I launched the new registration platform for the Victoria Marie Online Virtual Crops and I am excited to tell you all about it!

Over the past year, I have used a platform called the Mighty Network to host my online scrapbooking crop events. While this platform has some advantages, I learned from the Victoria Marie Designs community that the Mighty Network was difficult to navigate and offered limited payment integrations.

In an effort to streamline my online crop registration process and to offer an easier platform to engage with the online crop content, I have made a couple of changes:

1. New Registration Platform – Eventbrite! I am currently using Eventbrite for my online event registration. This platform is easy to use and offers better payment options, to include PayPal. Also, you can seamlessly register for an event using your desktop or mobile device!

After registering for a Victoria Marie Designs event, you will automatically have access to the event information, links, and downloads via my Eventbrite events page, and this same information will be sent to you in an email.

Additionally, you will have the option to setup notifications through Eventbrite so you will know when I offer future events (online and in-person). Also, Eventbrite will send you reminders about the events you are registered for!

2. All Victoria Marie Online Virtual Crops will be hosted on Facebook! Starting October 2021, all of my online virtual crops will be hosted in a private Facebook Group. All of the crop content, activities, links to Zoom sessions and more will be hosted in the crop Facebook Group.

Upon registration through Eventbrite, you will receive a link to the crop Facebook Group that you will be able to access immediately! No more trying to figure out the Mighty Network platform…I’m all about keeping things as simple as possible!

I hope that these changes will offer a more streamlined experience for our growing community!

And speaking of experiences…registration is now OPEN for the October 2021 Crafty Mysteries Online Virtual Scrapbooking Crop!

Scrapbook challenges, awesome prizes, and fun giveaways await at the Crafty Mysteries Online Virtual Scrapbooking Crop!

Come join us for a fun weekend of Halloween inspired scrapbook challenges, prizes, giveaways, and Live Zoom Scrap and Chat sessions…all from the comfort of your home!

The Crafty Mysteries Online Virtual Scrapbooking Crop, hosted by Victoria Marie Designs, is a great way to hang out with likeminded scrappers, relax, have fun, and work on a fun scrapbooking projects and challenges.

Date: October 15-17, 2021

Cost: $7.99 USD

Hosted on: Crafty Mysteries Online Virtual Crop Private Facebook Group

Crop Includes:

  • 10 technique-based scrapbooking challenges that will inspire your creativity!
  • Cool Scrapbook Challenge Prizes
  • Fun Crafty Mysteries Giveaways – Can you solve the mystery?
  • Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions, some featuring fun games!
  • This event is hosted in a Private Facebook Group! All of the crop challenges, giveaways, and links to the Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions are will be available in a private Facebook Group at scheduled times throughout the weekend!
  • This crop is 100% ONLINE…no need to leave your home! All of the fun takes place in the Crafty Mysteries Online Virtual Crop Facebook Group!

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!

For full details and to register for this event, click HERE! I hope to see you there!

Have a great weekend!

Registration is Now Open! Seasons of Change Online Virtual Crop!

Come join us for a weekend of fun and creative inspiration! The Seasons of Change Online Virtual Crop will begin on September 17 – 19, 2021!

Summer is over and the busyness of the fall season has begun! Let’s kick off the new season with a fall themed virtual crop! Grab a few projects, your favorite snacks and drinks, and let’s hangout and relax while creating stunning scrapbook layouts!

This online virtual crop features:

  • Fall themed scrapbook challenges! Not into fall? No worries! The challenges are easily adaptable to non-fall themed projects.
  • LIVE Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions – come hangout with likeminded scrappers!
  • Prizes and Giveaways!
  • Only $7.99 USD per person!

REGISTER TODAY! To learn more and to register, click HERE! The deadline to register for this event is Saturday, September 18th at 11:59 pm CST! I hope to see you there!

Magical Memories Online Virtual Crop Starts TODAY!

Come join us this weekend at the The Magical Memories Online Virtual Crop!

The Magical Memories Online Virtual Crop is a Disney “inspired” event that features fun scrapbook challenges, prizes, giveaways, and interactive Live Zoom Scrap and Chat opportunities. 

This crop is great for Disney and non-Disney lovers alike!  Disney inspired challenges are available in addition to alternative challenge options for those who wish to scrapbook non-Disney magical moments!

Let’s have a fun and relaxing weekend! 

This online virtual crop features:

  • Fun scrapbook challenges (with non-Disney alternatives)!
  • A LIVE Zoom Magical Scrapbook Process by Victoria Marie!
  • LIVE Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions!
  • Prizes and Giveaways!
  • Only $7.99 USD per person!

Date: Friday, July 9th – Sunday, July 11th

Time: We will kick off with a Friday Night Zoom Scrap and Chat starting at 7:00 pm CST. In addition, there is a scrapbook challenge available on Friday starting 3:00 pm CST. The remaining challenges will begin at 10:00 am CST on Saturday.

Where: This event is hosted on the Victoria Marie Mighty Network!

Price: $7.99 USD per person

REGISTER TODAY! To learn more and to register, click HERE!

I hope to see you there!

Register TODAY! Scrap Your Fandom Online Virtual Crop!

Hey friends! Registration is still available for the Scrap Your Fandom Online Virtual Crop, hosted by Victoria Marie Designs! Come join us on June 4-6, 2021 for this fun event which features:

  • Fun and flexible scrapbook challenges!
  • Prizes and giveaways!
  • Live Zoom Scrap and Chats!
  • And much more!

Register TODAY! To learn more and to register for this event, click HERE or click on Online Virtual Crops at the top of the page. The deadline to register is June 6th at 11:59 pm CST!

I hope to see you there!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Scrap Your Fandom Online Virtual Crop!

Come join us for a weekend of fun and creative inspiration! The Scrap Your Fandom Online Virtual Crop will begin on June 4 – June 6, 2021!

What is a Fandom?

A fandom is simply the state or condition of being a fan of someone or something. Whether you are a major craft and hobby fan, sports, sci-fi, fantasy, music, or arts fan, now is the time to document your fandoms and interests!

Date: Friday, June 4 – Sunday, June 6, 2021

Time: Our Friday Night Zoom Scrap and Chat Kickoff will begin at 7:00 pm CST. The crop will begin at 10:00 am CST on Saturday with our first scrapbook challenge.

Where: This event is hosted on the Victoria Marie Mighty Network!

Price: $7.99 USD per person

Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 11:59 pm CST

Register TODAY! For full details and to register for this event, click HERE! I hope to see you there!

Starting TONIGHT! iNSD 2021 Online Virtual Crop!

Hey friends, don’t forget!!

The iNSD 2021 Online Virtual Crop, hosted on the Victoria Marie Designs Mighty Network, kicks off TONIGHT at 6:00 pm CST with a fun Zoom Scrap and Chat Session and two scrapbook challenges!

If you are looking for something to do this weekend in celebration of International Scrapbook Day (iNSD), come join us! For full details about this online virtual crop, click HERE! The deadline to register is May 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm CST.

This event features:

  • Scrapbooking Challenges
  • Prizes and Giveaways
  • LIVE Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions w/ a Pajama Party and Trivia Night!
  • A Mini Workshop: Creating Uniques Scrapbook Backgrounds Using 1 Stamp
  • Only $7.99 USD!

For full details, a Schedule of Events, and to register, click HERE or go to Online Virtual Crops at the top of this page.

Victoria Marie Designs iNSD 2021 Online Virtual Crop Sponsors

I want to extend a big THANK YOU to our brand partners who so generously sponsored the giveaways for this event!

Getting Ready! Comfy Clothes, Snacks, and My Spotify Scrapbooking Playlist! iNSD 2021 Weekend is Almost Here!

Okay friends…iNSD 2021 Weekend is almost here! I hope you have been following along with my iNSD prep process. To see my previous post, click HERE and HERE. Today, I am sharing the last step in my process, which in my opinion is the most important part.

We can’t start iNSD Weekend without:

  1. Comfy clothes!
  2. Snacks and Drinks (or Dranks – if you know what I mean!)

Now, for the epitome of iNSD attire, I present to you…my pajamas! Yes friends, grab your most comfortable pajamas or lounge wear for this festive weekend of fun. Because honestly, who wants to get all doll up…not me!

As you can see, the coffee cups really amplify the whole ensemble. It’s an entire mood!

Snacks!

Next, grab your snacks! So far, I have selected a small variety of tasty treats. And I have plans to make a small charcuterie board complete with deli meats, pepperoni, cheese, crackers, fruit, and pickles! And never fear…my coffee and chocolate stash is completely stocked and ready to go!

Just look at this lovely array of goodies! And yes, that’s wine my friends…cheers!

MusicGrab My Spotify Playlists!

And last but not least…I must have music while I scrapbook this weekend! A couple of years ago, my wife Aubree made me two playlists on Spotify featuring some of my favorite songs. I have a very diverse musical palette and I love to jam while I’m in my studio making beautiful layouts!

Links to my playlists are posted below – titles created by Aubree of course! Enjoy!

Victoria Marie’s Scrapalicious Playlist – features the sounds of Stan Getz, Pink Martini, Ella Fitzgerald, Cyndi Lauper, Rachel Brown, Grant-Lee Phillips, and more!

Victoria Marie’s Scrapdocious Playlist – features the best R&B and Hip Hop (late-80s, 90s, 2000s) – Talib Kweli, Common, H-Town, Zhane, Amel Larrieux, Mint Condition, The Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest, and more!

Registration is Still Open! iNSD Online Virtual Crop

Alright folks, I think we are ready for a fun weekend of scrapbooking! Quick reminder…you still have time to register for the iNSD 2021 Online Virtual Crop, hosted on the Victoria Marie Mighty Network! For more information and to register, click HERE! The deadline to register is Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm CST!

I hope to see you there!!!

Let’s Get Ready for iNSD 2021 – Print Your Photos, Make the Kits, and Grab a FREE Sketch!

We have two more days until International Scrapbook Day and this week, I am sharing how I am getting ready for a full weekend of scrapbooking! In the previous blog post, I talked about the first step in my iNSD getting ready process which involves making a list of the projects that I want to work on during the iNSD weekend. Today, I am going to share the second step in my process…printing photos and making kits!

Printing Photos and Making Kits

Once you have selected a realistic (emphasis on realistic) number of projects to work on, it’s time to print photos and make a few kits. Let’s start with the photos!

Photos: Select and print the photos the BEST represent the stories you want to document. I usually take this time to print photos in a variety of sizes, depending on the projects I plan to work on. For example, I want to work on several Project Life pages during iNSD weekend. In preparation, I am going to print 3×4 inch and 4×6 inch photos, and a couple of large print photos (9×12 inches) for my Project Life spreads. Printing photos in advance will save you a ton of time and will help in determining design options for your projects.

TIP! Draft a Sketch: Speaking of design, be sure to take a moment to draft a sketch of the potential layouts that you want to make this weekend. In doing so, you will have one less decision to make when you start working on your layouts. If you want to save time, consider using a pre-made sketch! There are a ton of scrapbook sketches on the market – a simple Google search is a great place to start.

Grab this FREE Sketch! To get you started and inspired, download and print this FREE sketch! This sketch is provided in my Sketch Like a Boss class, available in the Victoria Marie Designs Online Classroom!

To download this FREE sketch, click HERE!

Make the Kit! Next, use your photos, layout sketch designs, or another form of creative inspiration (i.e. mood boards, Instagram, Pinterest) to make scrapbooking kits! Take this opportunity to shop your stash, use pre-made kits, or grab a collection of scrapbooking materials. Setting aside a few scrapbooking supplies will help lessen the amount of time it takes to make product decisions when you are ready to scrapbook this weekend.

Next, pair your photos and scrapbook sketches with your kits. Store all of your kits and collections close to your work station for easy access. Remember: You can always add more elements to your kits as needed!

This week I am going to make scrapbooking kits using items from my stash. Also, I am going to grab several of my unused kits (Felicity Jane and Hip Kit Club), along with some new scrapbook collections that I have been hoarding for months!

TIP: Block the Tasks! If you are short on time, consider scheduling a time block for these tasks. For example, tonight, spend some time printing photos. Tomorrow, sketch a few layout designs and pull together a few kits. You will be amazed at how much you can get done in a short period of time!

Okay friends! That’s all for today! Tomorrow, I am going to share the next step in my process…coordinating my iNSD outfits (AKA pajamas) and prepping my snacks!

This is by far the most important part of the process, right? Right!

By the way, if you are looking for a fun iNSD event, considering checking out my iNSD 2021 Online Virtual Crop, hosted on the Victoria Marie Mighty Network! For more details and to register, click HERE! I hope to see you there!

Getting Ready for International Scrapbook Day and the iNSD 2021 Online Virtual Crop! Step One: Plan Your Projects!

Hello friends! Did you know that International Scrapbook Day 2021 (iNSD) is coming this weekend? If you are like me, then you are probably getting ready for an awesome weekend of scrapbooking, relaxing, and hanging out with your fellow scrappy friends!

To maximize my creative time during iNSD weekend, I like to prepare my scrapbook materials and projects in advance! This way, I can focus on making layouts and having fun.

Now, you may be wondering, “Victoria, what is your process for preparing for iNSD?”

I am so glad that you asked! I will be sharing my process all week long, starting with how to plan your scrapbook projects in preparation for iNSD weekend.

But first…

If you are looking for a fun place to hang, be sure to check out the iNSD 2021 Online Virtual Crop, hosted on the Victoria Marie Mighty Network! This event will start on Friday, April 30th – Sunday, May 2nd!

Come join us for a weekend of fun scrapbooking challenges, prizes, giveaways, LIVE Zoom Scrap and Chats and more! For more information and to register, click HERE!

iNSD Prep Tip #1: Planning Your Projects

The first step of the iNSD prep process is to plan your projects in advance. This step doesn’t have to be super involved. Simply make a list of the projects you want to work on and go from there. TIP: Be realistic about the number of projects you can actually work on during a short period of time. Overloading your project list could cause undo stress and overwhelm.

Next, be sure to note the photos you will need to print for your projects and any potential supplies and materials that you might want to use. Also jot down any design ideas or scrapbook techniques you might want to try (i.e. mixed media, layering), or tools that you want to experiment with during iNSD weekend. This step in the planning process allows you to get your ideas and plans on paper as you prepare for a weekend of scrapbooking.

If you are participating in the iNSD 2021 Online Virtual Crop with the Victoria Marie Designs community, don’t forget to review the crop Challenge Descriptions in advance of the event to plan your projects accordingly. All iNSD 2021 Online Virtual Crop registered participants get instant access to the crop Challenge Descriptions! Woo hoo!

Let’s Go!

Preparing for iNSD weekend in advance will save you so much time and hassle! So, let’s get started! Take a moment to make a list of the projects you want to work on this weekend. Your future self will thank you!

Up Next…

Tomorrow, I will share the next step in my iNSD prep process, Printing Photos and Preparing Supplies. Stay tuned for more!