Scrapbook Process Video – unValentine!

Historically, Valentine’s Day has been cursed for my spouse and I. Our first Valentine’s date was a bust! We went to a fancy sushi restaurant with really poor service. Turns out…my spouse hates sushi.

The following year, I was laid off from my job which meant that our funds were really low. Year three was an exception – I went into labor with our little girl! However, every year after that has been a crap shoot! So, we decided to stop celebrating Valentine’s Day. No more fancy dates or flowers – we are through!

Hence…unValentine’s Day!

We take our cursed Valentine’s Days with a grain of salt and lots of humor. And of course, I had to make a scrapbook layout about your misadventures on the day of love!

Check out the process video for this project on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. Also, photos of this layout are posted below! Enjoy!

For this layout, I used Valentine themed products from Elle’s Studio. I love the all of the blues in this collection…which is a nice departure from red and pink!

Using the Love Is 6×8 paper pad, I positioned 2 x 6 inch strips of pattern paper at the top of the layout and repeated this design at the bottom of the page, this time using 1 x 2 inch strips of pattern paper.

Clusters of hearts were positioned in a visual triangle, adding lots of movement and whimsy. The title was created using the Large Jane Alpha stamp set.

Here’s to another unValentine’s Day! Thanks for stopping by!

*** S U P P L I E S ***

Elle’s Studio Love You Lots Stamp Set – http://shrsl.com/24f1d

Elle’s Studio Love Is 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper – http://shrsl.com/24f1h

Large Jane Alpha Stamp – http://shrsl.com/24f2r

La La Love You Puffy Stickers – http://shrsl.com/24f1k

Love You Lots Metal Die – http://shrsl.com/24f1m

Valentine Multi Color Puffy Alpha – http://shrsl.com/24f1p

Little Moments Leatherette Stickers – http://shrsl.com/24f1q

You Are Loved Die Cuts – http://shrsl.com/24f1v

Wood Veneer Sweethearts – http://shrsl.com/24f1x

Disclosure: Affiliate links are provided in this post.  As an affiliate for Elle’s Studio, Victoria Marie Designs receives a small commission whenever these links are used.  Note: These links are FREE for you do use.  All opinions and reviews are that of my own.  I only recommend products that I use for both business and personal reasons, and from reputable companies that I trust. 

The Beauty of a New Year |Scrapbook Process Video

Hello Scrap Bosses! I am back with a brand new process video, now available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. This scrapbook layout features the stunning Madison Kit by Felicity Jane.

At the start of every year, I create a scrapbook page where I document my goals and outlook for the new year. This yearly layout sets the tone for my upcoming scrapbooking projects, and is another way that I continue to include my personal story and point-of-view in my scrapbook albums.

To see this layout come together, click on the video below!

Creating this layout was so much fun! There is something very striking about pairing black and white elements with warm colors.

Included with the Madison Kit are a set of tiny envelopes – perfect as an embellishment or as a place for tiny journaling!

Layered floral die cuts add just the right amount of movement and whimsy.

Using die cuts and stickers to create a title is always a good idea!

I hope you are inspired to create a similar project in celebration of the new year and your goals!

Thanks for stopping by!

*** S U P P L I E S ***

This layout was created using the Madison Kit by Felicity Jane. To learn more and to purchase this kit or other Felicity Jane products, click HERE.

Note: Affiliate links are provided in this post. As an affiliate for Felicity Jane, Victoria Marie Designs receives a small commission whenever these links are used. Please note that these links are FREE for you do use. I only recommend products that I use for both business and personal reasons, and from reputable companies that I trust. Thanks for your support!

Four Fabulous Cards! New Release – “In the Kitchen” by Catherine Pooler Designs!

Hello Scrap Bosses!

I am back with something super awesome to share with you today! Catherine Pooler Designs just released an adorable new collection called In the Kitchen! This set of acrylic stamps, coordinating dies, and pattern paper is wonderfully nostalgic, complete with stunning retro icons and designs! This collection is perfect for cards, scrapbook layouts, planner spreads and more!

So, if you love retro Pyrex patterns, phones with cords, and iconic Kitchen Aid mixers…these collections are for you!

There are four bundles included in this release. I had the pleasure of working with the Lick the Bowl and Kitchen Staples bundles, along with four fabulous Catherine Pooler dye inks (ink not included with the bundles).

Lick the Bowl Bundle by Catherine Pooler
Kitchen Staples Bundle by Catherine Pooler

These cute kitchen icons are simply adorable and perfect for a fun greeting card or scrapbook projects!

The stamp sentiments can be used with all of the collection icons. The design possibilities are endless!

Want to make a shaker card? No problem! The coordinating dies and Des Moines Sequin Mix makes this design super easy!

To learn more about this release and to shop, click on the links below! A big thanks to Catherine Pooler Designs for the opportunity to work with these fantastic products.

I will be sharing several videos on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel featuring this collection and more…stay tuned!

*** P R O D U C T S – In the Kitchen Collection ***

Catherine Pooler Designs Lick the Bowl Bundle

Catherine Pooler Designs Kitchen Staples Bundle

Catherine Pooler Designs Veggie Please Bundle

Catherine Pooler Designs Call Me Bundle

Catherine Pooler Designs So Happy Bundle

Catherine Pooler Dye Inks Full Collection

Disclosure: Affiliate links are provided in this post. As an ambassador and affiliate for Catherine Pooler Designs, Victoria Marie Designs receives a small commission from Catherine Pooler Designs whenever these links are used. Note: These links are FREE for you do use. All opinions and reviews are that of my own. I only recommend products that I use for both business and personal reasons, and from reputable companies that I trust.

REMINDERS! Victoria Marie Scrapbooking Goddess Stamp, New Online Class – Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers!

Hey Scrap Bosses! Just a few reminders as we head into the weekend! There are so many awesome things going on at Victoria Marie Designs, check it out!


Victoria Marie Shop – Scrapbooking Goddess Stamp Set

There are a limited number of Scrapbooking Goddess Stamp Sets available in the Victoria Marie Shop! This stamp set is part of an Ink Road Stamps and Victoria Marie Designs collaboration and features fun acrylic photopolymer stamps – perfect for any scrapbooking project!

Grab a set while supplies last! To purchase, CLICK HERE!


CLICK HERE TO ENROLL!

Registration is now open for Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers! Grab your spot during the Early Bird Sale! Class will begin on Friday, January 17th!

Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers by Victoria Marie Online Classes, is a self-paced, 6-week online course designed for those who are looking for creative inspiration, want to deep dive into some of the most popular scrapbooking techniques, and use the skills learned in this course to create stunning scrapbook projects!

Course topics include:  

Week 1: Master Layering – Students will learn how to create a layered scrapbook design (from background to embellishments) using my three-step layering process (anchor, stack the deck, finishing details). A focus on pattern, texture, size, and scale will be discussed. Students will create two projects using the techniques in this lesson.

Week 2: Stamping Made Easy – This lesson will specifically focus on how to incorporate stamping on a scrapbook layout using a variety of stamp designs and sizes. Tips for stamped backgrounds, titles, and embellishments will be explored. Students will complete this lesson by creating two scrapbook projects using some of the stamping techniques discussed in this lesson.

Week 3: Sketch It Out – This lesson will focus on incorporating sketches as tool for scrapbook design. Students will learn how to interpret a sketch and how to alter a sketch based on personal aesthetic. Students will create a sketch of their own and use their sketch to create a scrapbook layout.

Week 4: Stitching on a Layout – This lesson will cover the fundamentals of stitching on a layout (machine stitching, hand stitching, and faux stitching). Students will be challenged to create two scrapbook projects using stitching techniques. Note: You DO NOT need a sewing machine for this lesson!

Week 5: Color Freedom – In this lesson, students will learn how to incorporate the color wheel in selecting a color palette for a scrapbook layout and how to work with different color combinations. Students will create two projects using the techniques covered in this lesson.

Week 6: Pattern Love – This lesson will cover a simple approach to using pattern paper on a scrapbook layout – from background and photo layers, to using pattern paper to create embellishments. Students will explore how to use shape, size, and scale when coordinating pattern papers for a scrapbook project. Students will create two scrapbook projects using the techniques in this lesson.

Content Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance


This interactive 6-week course features weekly lessons, instructional videos, instructional project videos, PDF project guides, and access to the Victoria Marie Online Classes Facebook Group.

The focus of this course is simple: Students will learn fun scrapbooking techniques and create scrapbooking projects using the techniques presented in the course. Each week offers a new opportunity to explore, play, and take creative risks!

Cost: $45.00

Sale: Take $5.00 – Use code SCRAP5 at checkout! Sale ends on 1/16/2020!

Class will begin on Friday, January 17th! This is a self-paced online class so feel free to start and stop at anytime once the course content is posted, starting with Week 1: Master Layering! Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL!

Using a Themed Scrapbook Collection for a Non-Themed Layout!

Hey folks! Have you ever used a themed scrapbook collection (i.e. birthday, baby, wedding, vacation) for a non-themed layout? Today, I am creating a 8.5 x 11 layout using the Hooray Collection by Crate Paper.

Hooray is a birthday themed collection featuring fun elements such as balloons, tiered cakes, and banners. For this project, I am documenting my daughter’s obsession with pink cake balls from Starbucks. While not a birthday themed layout, some of the items in the Hooray Collection worked perfectly for my project!

Check out the process video for this layout on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel! Enjoy!

Early Bird Sale Starts TODAY! Save $5.00 off Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers!

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL!

Registration is now open Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers! Grab your spot during the Early Bird Sale starting today until 1/16/2020! Class will begin on Friday, January 17th!

Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers by Victoria Marie Online Classes, is a self-paced, 6-week online course designed for those who are looking for creative inspiration, want to deep dive into some of the most popular scrapbooking techniques, and use the skills learned in this course to create stunning scrapbook projects!

Course topics include:  

Week 1: Master Layering – Students will learn how to create a layered scrapbook design (from background to embellishments) using my three-step layering process (anchor, stack the deck, finishing details). A focus on pattern, texture, size, and scale will be discussed. Students will create two projects using the techniques in this lesson.

Week 2: Stamping Made Easy – This lesson will specifically focus on how to incorporate stamping on a scrapbook layout using a variety of stamp designs and sizes. Tips for stamped backgrounds, titles, and embellishments will be explored. Students will complete this lesson by creating two scrapbook projects using some of the stamping techniques discussed in this lesson.

Week 3: Sketch It Out – This lesson will focus on incorporating sketches as tool for scrapbook design. Students will learn how to interpret a sketch and how to alter a sketch based on personal aesthetic. Students will create a sketch of their own and use their sketch to create a scrapbook layout.

Week 4: Stitching on a Layout – This lesson will cover the fundamentals of stitching on a layout (machine stitching, hand stitching, and faux stitching). Students will be challenged to create two scrapbook projects using stitching techniques. Note: You DO NOT need a sewing machine for this lesson!

Week 5: Color Freedom – In this lesson, students will learn how to incorporate the color wheel in selecting a color palette for a scrapbook layout and how to work with different color combinations. Students will create two projects using the techniques covered in this lesson.

Week 6: Pattern Love – This lesson will cover a simple approach to using pattern paper on a scrapbook layout – from background and photo layers, to using pattern paper to create embellishments. Students will explore how to use shape, size, and scale when coordinating pattern papers for a scrapbook project. Students will create two scrapbook projects using the techniques in this lesson.

Content Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance


This interactive 6-week course features weekly lessons, instructional videos, instructional project videos, PDF project guides, and access to the Victoria Marie Online Classes Facebook Group.

The focus of this course is simple: Students will learn fun scrapbooking techniques and create scrapbooking projects using the techniques presented in the course. Each week offers a new opportunity to explore, play, and take creative risks!

Cost: $45.00

Sale: Take $5.00 – Use code SCRAP5 at checkout! Sale ends on 1/16/2020!

Class will begin on Friday, January 17th! This is a self-paced online class so feel free to start and stop at anytime once the course content is posted, starting with Week 1: Master Layering! Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL!

Scrapbook Process Video – “Believe” using the Close to My Heart Cedar and Pine Collection

Hey Scrap Bosses!

The new year is in full swing and if you are like me, then you probably have a bit of scrapbooking leftover from the holidays. Or perhaps you waited until January to dig into documenting your holiday adventures. Either way, seasonal scrapbooking can be done anytime of the year. There is no rush!

Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I am featuring a 12×12 scrapbook layout using the Close to My Heart Cedar and Pine Collection. Photos of this project are listed below…enjoy!

The Cedar and Pine Collection includes coordinating pattern papers, die cuts, stickers, and seasonal solid card stock.

In addition to using the Cedar and Pine Collection, I also used the For the Trees stamp set (out of stock) and the Custom Ornaments Thin Cuts die set to create these fun ornaments.

The Cedar and Pine die cuts, stickers, and tags are perfect for creating embellishment clusters.

To learn more about the Close to My Heart Cedar and Pine Collection, click HERE! Remember, it is never too late for seasonal scrapbooking. Grab some supplies and have fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy New Year! Exciting Announcements!

Hey Scrap Bosses!

Happy New Year to each of you! I hope you had a fantastic holiday and are ready to tackle another year. This is my favorite time of the year – a fresh new start and endless possibilities!

Toward the end of 2019, I began to think about my creative pursuits going into 2020. Last year, I spent a lot of time working on the non-crafty side of my business. Also, my mother moved in with my family due to medical issues, we built our first home, and my spouse and I made the decision to homeschool our daughter. Needless to say, 2019 was crazy and a lot of my creative time was consumed by endless work and family responsibilities.

As a full time creative entrepreneur, my job is to create! So, going into 2020, I am focusing on creating more, learning new techniques, engaging more with the Victoria Marie Scrap Boss community, and strengthening my creative muscle! And guess what? I am taking you along on this fantastic journey!

If you spent 2019 in a creative fog, lacking inspiration, mulling over unfinished scrapbooking projects, yearning to learn new scrapbooking techniques, or generally feeling the creative “blahs”, I have two awesome opportunities for you to reconnect and reengage with scrapbooking.

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS!

I am so excited to announce a new self-paced online course, coming to the Victoria Marie Designs Online Classroom, and my very first printable download…check it out!

NEW! Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers, a Self-Paced Online Course

Creative Jumpstart for Scrapbookers by Victoria Marie Online Classes, is a self-paced, 6-week online course designed for those who are looking for creative inspiration, want to deep dive into some of the most popular scrapbooking techniques, and use the skills learned in this course to create stunning scrapbook projects! This class will begin on January 17, 2020! Early enrollment will begin on January 6, 2020!

Lessons Include:

  • Mastering Layering
  • Stamping Made Easy
  • Sketch It Out
  • Stitch and Sew on a Layout
  • Color Freedom
  • Pattern Love

Content Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance

This interactive 6-week course features weekly lessons, instructional videos, instructional project videos, PDF project guides, and access to the Victoria Marie Online Classes Facebook Group.

The focus of this course is simple: Students will learn fun scrapbooking techniques and create scrapbooking projects using the techniques presented in the course. Each week offers a new opportunity to explore, play, and take creative risks!

More details and early bird enrollment will be available on Monday, January 6th! The regular price for this class is $45.00. However, sign up during the Early Enrollment and save $5.00 off the regular course price!

Be sure to subscribe to the Victoria Marie eNewsletter for the most update to date news and announcements concerning this course!


NEW! Victoria Marie Designs Scrap Boss Project Planner – Available January 21, 2019 in the Victoria Marie Shop!

Calling all planners! If you are looking for a way to plan and organize your scrapbooking projects, look no further! Introducing the Victoria Marie Designs Scrap Boss Project Planner!

This 8.5 x 11 inch planner is the perfect tool for managing your scrapbook projects. The planner includes:

  • Monthly project planning spreads
  • A space to jot down your creative goals
  • Master project task list
  • A Projects at a Glance page
  • And much more!

This planner will be available as a printable PDF download on January 21, 2019. Simply download the planner after purchase, print it at home or send it to your local printer shop. The planner is designed for a variety of binding systems to include: D-ring binder, disk bound, or spiral bound.

The regular price for this planner is $15.00. However, save 10% off the regular price when you purchase this planner between January 21 – 22, 2020! This sale will begin on January 21, 2020.

The Scrap Boss Project Planner is easy to use and is a great tool for organizing all of your scrapbooking projects! Look for additional product information to come!


Be sure to subscribe to the Victoria Marie eNewsletter in order to receive the most up-to-date Victoria Marie news, announcement, and product launches!

Have a fantastic New Year and thanks in advance for your support!

Day 3 – Document December “Afternoon at the ER”

Hey friends! I’m back with Day 3 from my Document December album. Today, I am featuring a quick and simple mini insert. I love creating fun interactive elements for my holiday albums. This insert provides a break from the monotony of 6×8 pocket pages and opens up an opportunity to feature more journaling and photos.

To see this layout come together, check out the following video on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. Photos of this layout are posted below. I hope you are inspired to create your own mini insert! Enjoy

This fun insert was easy to create!
Lots of space for journaling.
A great addition to my album!