7 More Spots! Victoria Marie 2018 Summer Scrapbook Retreat

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Do you want to hang with a group of like-minded, fun scrappers? Come join me for the 2018 Victoria Marie Scrapbook Summer Retreat!

There are currently 7 more spots left that will need to be filled ASAP!

The 2018 Summer Retreat will be held on June 28th – July 1st at the Covered Bridge Inn in Weatherford, TX. For complete retreat details, click HERE or click on the “retreat” tab at the top of the blog page.

All you need to do is:

  1. Complete the 2018 Victoria Marie Summer Retreat registration form and…
  2. Remit a $50.00 non-refundable deposit via PayPal to hold your spot!

If interested, be sure to sign up by April 1st! A waitlist is available if this event fills up!

Click HERE for registration details!

This is going to be an epic retreat! I can’t wait to see you there!

“Capture” Scrapbook Layout Using the Felicity Jane Alexis Kit

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Hey friends! I am back with another Felicity Jane Creative Team layout using the stunning Alexis Kit. For this layout, I wanted to keep my design simple and clean – which is easy to do when working with a Felicity Jane Kit!
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To start, I created a fun background using the Diamonds and Waves pattern paper from the Alexis Paper Pack, trimmed to 8.5×11. Next, I trimmed a piece of solid white card stock a bit smaller than 8.5×11 to mount on the Diamonds and Waves pattern paper. Before adhering, I punched three half circles into the white card stock; one at the top, bottom and left side of the layout. I backed the punched half circles with pattern paper from the Alexis Paper Pack. I used a pair of scissors to distress the edges of the half circles for a bit of texture and dimension.
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Next, I layered two 3×3 photos to the right side of the layout. The photos are mounted on pattern papers from the Alexis Paper Pack. To the photo clusters, I tucked in bits of scrap paper from the kit, a label with the Alexis Stamp phrase “Favorite Photo”, and the top portion of an Alexis Journaling Card that reads “things to note”. It’s always fun to customize your Felicity Jane elements based on your design aesthetic!
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To the left of the photos, I added the “Capture” die cut from the Alexis Die Cut Shapes pack. On the top of the Capture die cut, I stamped “Living My Best Life” from the Alexis Stamp Set. To complete the layout, I added a few die cuts pieces and sequin to each half circle.
To see this layout come together, head on over to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. Thanks for stopping by!

NEW Series! Documenting Magic: Scrapbooking Disney!

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Where is the most magical place on Earth? Well, Disney World of course! In roughly 10 days my family and I will be heading to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for the most epic vacation EVER! We have been planning our Disney World vacation for 18 months and we cannot wait to be in the House of the Mouse!

As I began to plan our Disney vacation, I spent a bit of time thinking about how I want to document this experience. I watched hours of Disney World scrapbook process videos and poured through Disney scrapbooking blogs looking for creative inspiration. There are so many ways to document a Disney trip, from creating a traditional scrapbook to using a traveler’s notebook. After much I thought, I came up with a Disney documenting plan and my next YouTube series…Documenting Magic!

(That sounds so official!)

THE PLAN

Part 1: Prep for the Magic – I first began by purchasing Disney inspired scrapbooking products. It is important that I prep all of my supplies before I start on this massive project! Because a Disney vacation is very busy and filled with magical memories, I knew that I needed a way to record my “in the moment” experiences.  So, I decided to use a traveler’s notebook to document my experiences while I’m at Disney World. When I return from my vacation, I will begin work on my 12×12 Disney scrapbook album.

I splurged and purchased a ton of Disney inspired scrapbooking goodies from Scrapbook.com. Most of the items I purchased for this project are from the Simple Stories Say Cheese II and III Collections, Carpe Diem Collection, and few of the items were gifted to me or I purchased at my local craft and hobby store. I also purchased a super cute Disney traveler’s notebook cover from The Inky Bluebird shop on Etsy…more on that in a moment!

All of my Disney products are organized in a Iris container for easy retrieval. Since I plan to use my traveler’s notebook during my vacation, I am packing a small Disney scrapbook kit and a few tools to take with me. I will share my mini Disney scrapbook kit in a few days!

In addition to curating a large stash of Disney scrappy goodies, I spent some time thinking about how I want to document my Disney World experience. It is important that I not only include my voice, but the point of view of my daughter and spouse as well. I made a small list of the experiences I want to make sure I document – special attractions, our Disney resort hotel, character meet and greets and so forth.

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Iris Container – Michaels and Traveler’s Notebook Cover from Etsy

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Iris Insert – Sold on Amazon.com

Part 2: Experience the Magic – As I mentioned above, I wanted a way to document my “in the moment” experiences during my Disney World vacation. Here’s where my Disney traveler’s notebook comes in!

My plan is to use my traveler’s notebook to journal my thoughts, feelings, and special moments as I am experiencing them. I will carry my notebook in my park bag while touring the various Disney World parks and attractions. I also want to set aside time in the evening once we return to our resort to reflect and journal about my day.

My goal is to keep the documenting process simple, using only a few supplies and tools. And because I want to include photos in my traveler’s notebook, I also plan to take my mini Polaroid Zinc photo printer to print a few pictures throughout the trip. The Zinc printer is small enough to carry in my park bag and connects wirelessly to my iPhone. I love technology!

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Etsy Shop – Inky Bluebird Customs (Vera Bradley remnant)

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Can you find the hidden Mickey’s?

Part 3: Document the Magic – When I return home from my Disney vacation (that makes me sad to say that), I plan to immediately get to work on my Disney scrapbook album – uploading, printing, and sorting photos, creating page kits, and putting my layouts together. As I begin work on my Disney scrapbook album, I will refer to my Disney traveler’s notebook to recall important details, order of events, thoughts, feelings, etc. I love the idea of being able to use my traveler’s notebook as a tool to help me recall the most important memories from my Disney World vacation!

For my Disney scrapbook, I am using a We R Memory Keepers 3-ring black leather album. And because I love to mix things up, the album will include a variety of layout orientations and sizes (i.e. 12×12, 8.5×11, 9×12, 6×12, and pocket layouts).

Part 4: Magical Review – When my Disney World scrapbook project is complete, I will share a full review of my process and my albums here on the Victoria Marie Blog and on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel.

PRODUCTS

Here are some of the fun products I am using for my Disney traveler’s notebook and scrapbook album. If I purchase more products, I will be sure to share those with you as well! A full product review is now available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel!

Say Cheese II and III Collections” by Simple Stories

 

Say Cheese II and III Collections” by Simple Stories

6×6 Paper Pad by Echo Park “Magic and Wonder

Say Cheese II and III Collections” by Simple Stories, “Say Cheese III ” Washi Tape, Clips, and Stamp by Carpe Diem

I am so excited to share this magical journey with you! Be sure to check and subscribe to the Victoria Marie Blog and YouTube Channel for more Documenting Magic! I hope this process helps to inspire your own Disney storytelling journey!

 

 

 

Victoria Marie Online Classes – Bundle and Save Sale!

VM Designs Class Bundle Sale

Sale Begins on February 20th!

To purchase, go to the Victoria Marie Online Classroom.

Bundle 3 Victoria Marie Online Classes for only $40.00!

Hey Scrap Bosses! Have you taken a Victoria Marie Online Class? Now is the time to bundle and save!  For a limited time, I am bundling 3 of my most popular classes, Multiphoto Love, Layering Like a Boss, and Make the Kit – A Mini Course, for only $40.00!

Yep, you read that right…only $40.00! That’s a $32.00 savings! WOW!!!!!

This awesome bundle offer begins on Tuesday, February 20th and will end on Sunday, February 25th! Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic sale!

Click HERE for more information about the classes that are included in this bundle!

 

 

New Kit + Stash Tutorial: How to Coordinate Your New Supplies with Your Stash

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There is nothing better than buying new scrapbooking supplies! New items can spark lots of creative inspiration, plus…it’s just fun to shop for scrapbooking goodies! Then there is the joy of amassing a sizable scrapbook stash – this takes time and effort (and money). There are some elements that we cannot part with or we refuse to touch because “it’s just too pretty”!

I totally get that!

While it is fun to shop for new stuff and horde favorite items, scrapbookers often seek tips on how to coordinate new scrapbooking supplies with their stash. If you are one of these scrapbookers, look no further! I’ve got you covered.

New + Stash is a new “series” (if you will) on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel where I will show you how to create kits by pairing your new scrapbooking goodies with your stash.

My formula is very simple:

TIP #1: Find a Starting Point – Your starting point can be inspiration drawn from your newly acquired goodies in terms of style, design, color, etc., or from items in your stash (a particular element or theme).  For example, your starting point could be the pattern papers that you select for your kit or perhaps your embellishments.

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Starting Point: New + Stash

TIP #2: Look for Product Inspiration – Figuring out which items to pair together can be a bit challenging. To make the process simple, evaluate your new items and your stash. Look for commonalities between the products such as color, texture, dimension, theme, purpose, style, and design. NOTE: The products that you select do not have to match.  You should focus on coordinating your elements; play around and see what works. This also goes for mixing brands and designers.

Tip #3: Add Missing Items – Once you have found a starting point and product inspiration, you can now begin to round out your product selection based on the items you have available from your new supplies and your stash. For example, maybe your starting point was a grouping of new and old embellishments – you can now consider papers, fibers, textured elements, mixed media supplies and so forth. What are the items that will complete your New + Stash Kit?

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The Layout “My Loves” using my New + Stash Kit.

The number of elements that you include in your kit is up to you. You might elect to make a full scrapbooking kit or a page kit. The important thing is to focusing on pairing your new items with items from your stash.

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Now that you are armed with a few quick tips, I encourage you to take a look at your new products and begin to pair them with items from your stash! Not only are you getting the joy of using new and old scrapbooking supplies, but you will effectively maximize your scrappy supply usage and save money – a total win-win!

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Head on over to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel to view the New Kit + Stash tutorial. I will continue to post more New + Stash videos throughout the year! If you have any questions, be sure to post them in the comments section!

Products Used: 

Stash – American Crafts White Textured Card Stock, Paige Evans (Pink Paislee) 01 Turn the Page Pattern Paper, Thickers “Trinket” font, Thickers “Fresh Start” chipboard die cuts, Kelly Purkey (Basic Grey) 6×6 Pattern Papers – Mon Ami Collection, Heidi Swapp Color Shine – Sweet Mint

New – Freckled Fawn January 2018 Embellishment Kit to include: Cork Arrow Stickers, Velum Phrase Labels, Metal Heart Accents

 

 

Felicity Jane Creative Media Team “Capture This”

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Hello friends! I am back with another scrapbook layout for the Felicity Jane Creative Media Team using the Alexis Digital Kit and few goodies from other FJ kits.

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To be honest, I am not a digital scrapbooker. However, I love using digital elements on my scrapbook layouts! To start, I downloaded the Alexis Digital Kit and printed my selected images on solid white card stock. Once printed, I fussy cut a few images for my layout. This is a great way to turn digital elements into die cuts, and cost effective as well since you can print digital images as many time as you want.

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Next, I mounted white solid cardstock onto a piece of Lines and Trees pattern paper from the Reagan kit. After adding my photo strip, I created a cluster to the left of the photo that includes a tag, a black and white striped heart, and a yellow and pink heart – all digital elements from the Alexis Digital Kit. To accent the pink and yellow heart, I added a rubber charm from the Caroline collection that reads “love”.

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To the right side of the photo strip, I added a label and another heart (both from the Alexis Digital Kit), and a black and white button from the Autumn collection. To the bottom of the embellishment cluster, I created a title using the Felicity Jane Love Note Stamp Set, and two digital elements from the Alexis Digital Kit.

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Lastly, to finish the layout, I used two heart stamps from the FJ Love Note Stamp Set to create a fun and whimsical stamped background.

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Thanks for hanging out with me today! Don’t forget to check out the Alexis Digital Kit, now available in the Felicity Jane shop. You will love it! And be sure to check out the process video for this layout, now available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel!