Cool for the Summer Sale! Save 30% Off All Victoria Marie Online Classes!

Cool for the Summer Sale

COOL FOR THE SUMMER SALE!

Save 30% off all Victoria Marie Online Classes until July 16th!

Use Coupon Code = SUN17

Hey Scrappers! Looking for creative inspiration? Check out Victoria Marie Online Classes!! VM Online Classes are fun, interactive, and filled with tons of creative content!

The classes are self-paced so you can take your time, start, stop, and retake the classes as much as you want!

Go to http://www.victoria-marie.thinkific.com for more information and to purchase a class!

Sale ends July 16th!

Enjoy!

Last Day to Save! Take 20% off Multiphoto Love Online Class

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Do you like making multiphoto scrapbook layouts? Check out my latest class, Multiphoto Love – Fresh Techniques for Creating Multiple Photo Scrapbook Layouts!

Purchase today and save 20% off the class price ($35.00, sale price $28.00) and get:

+ Immediate access to the FREE Multiphoto Love Project Pages and Sketches PDF!

+ Immediate access to a 10% off discount code good toward another Victoria Marie Online Class!

After the 4th, the class goes to regular price at $35.00!

Go to http://www.victoria-marie.thinkific.com for more information and to purchase this class!

Check out the promo video for this class on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel!!!

 

 

Guest Designer – Cocoa Daisy “Girl You Are Fierce!”

Summer time is here which means fresh new layouts about fun in the sun, swimming, BBQs, and vacations! I am kicking off summer with this layout I created as the June 2017 guest designer for Cocoa Daisy! I am a little delayed in sharing this one with the Victoria Marie community as I was busy getting my latest class off the ground. (Glad that is over!) If you would like to see this layout and the other projects I created for Cocoa Daisy, click HERE.

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This layout features goodies from the Cocoa Daisy June 2017 “Under the Sea” scrapbook kit. Due to manufacturer delays, I was sent just a few items to work with. But that was okay with me – I love the challenge of using fewer items to create an awesome layout!

I began by creating a background using a piece of watercolor acetate paper and layered strips of pattern paper by Pink Paislee diagonally across the page.

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Next, I mounted a photo of my daughter and I on a piece of white cardstock and adhered the photo using fun foam.

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To the layout I added a tag by Vicki Boutin, a vanilla tag from my stash, cut apart elements from the kit, and a title using a combination of Thickers and mini alphas by Pretty Little Studio.

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The entire layout was mounted on a piece of yellow ombre pattern paper and I added enamel dots from my stash for a bit of texture and dimension.

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Check out the process video for this layout on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel! See ya next time!

 

Fun with Paper Piecing and Stitching – Trying New Things!

I must admit…I am OBSESSED with paper piecing and stitching! For the past four months I have watched video after video on YouTube about paper piecing and stitching on scrapbook layouts. Finally, I decided to give it a shot. So off to Michaels I went to purchase sewing floss and needles. I was bound and determined to give this try!

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Not bad for my first try! It’s not perfect, but I am glad that I stepped outside of my comfort zone a bit. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

This layout features a photo of my baby girl that I captured on a lazy Saturday afternoon while she was napping. I think I have about 10 layouts of her sleeping, because she is so stinkin’ precious! I had a vision of creating clusters of floating clouds around the photo, as if to suggest that she was sleeping among them.

From the Silhouette Design Store, I uploaded a cloud cut file (there are several designs so it was a bit difficult to narrow my choices). I cut the clouds from American Crafts White Textured cardstock. (An alternative is to cut the clouds out of pattern paper.) At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use pattern paper for some of the clouds, but it became clear to me that using pattern paper would add more interest to the layout. I simply used some of the extra cloud cuts as a template, traced the cloud on a piece pattern paper, and cut them out by hand.

Once all of the clouds were cut, I used my We R Memory Keepers Paper Piercer and Piercing Mat to poke stitching holes around the perimeter of the clouds. Next, using white sewing floss, I sewed a backstitch on each cloud. To be honest, this process took me quite a while. I began this layout about 2 weeks ago, starting and stopping in between projects. Not my usual process!

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After all of the clouds were stitched, I positioned them in clusters around the layout. I added Fun Foam and foam squares behind the clouds for added dimension.

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To finishing the layout, I added a few die cuts and stickers to the cloud clusters, a title, and a bit of journaling. Overall, I really like this layout! I am glad that I stepped outside of my comfort zone and tried something new!

Page Ingredients: Elements used to create this layout are from the May 2017 Hip Kit Club Main Scrapbooking Kit.

Want to see how this layout came together? Head on over to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel to see the process video for this spread. Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – New Start Date and Extended Pre-Sale

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

New Start Date and Extended Pre-Sale!!!

Multiphoto Love – Fresh Techniques for Creating Multiphoto Scrapbook Layouts
A Self-Paced Online Class

New Launch Date: JUNE 28, 2017

Due to a few course production and technical delays, the launch of Multiphoto Love has been changed.

The class content will be available on: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

For those who have already signed up for this course, please continue to take advantage of the FREE course deliverables, available for immediate access in the Multiphoto Love online class room! The full course content will be available on June 28th.

Remember, this is a self-paced online course. Once the content is loaded in the online classroom on June 28th, you will have access 24/7 and you can start, resume and/or retake the course anytime you want. The class will always be available to you. 🙂

EXTENDED PRE-SALE – 20% OFF!

To purchase this class go to http://www.victoria-marie.thinkific.com.

As a token of my appreciate for your patience, I am extending the Multiphoto Love Pre-Sale offer to July 4, 2017!!!

This offer includes:

+ 20% discount off the regular price of the class ($35.00 – now $28.00)

+ 10% Discount Code! Early Birds will receive an additional 10% discount code good toward another Victoria Marie Online Class. This code is available for immediate access once the class is purchased.

+ FREE Multiphoto Love Project Pages Sketches for Early Bird Enrollees – available for immediate download!

As always, thank you so much for your support and for your patience as I work out the “kinks” in this course. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at victoria@victoriamariescraps.com.

I look forward to seeing you in the classroom on June 28th!!!

Multiphoto Love – Tips and Tricks: Why I Love Grid Designs

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Hello Scrappers!!!!

In just two short weeks my new class, Multiphoto Love – Fresh Techniques for Creating Multiphoto Scrapbook Layouts, will start and for the next several days, I will be posting my favorite multiphoto tips and tricks!  Want to learn more about this class? Head on over to the Victoria Marie Online Classroom.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Multiphoto Love 20% off Early Bird Sale, available now until June 16th! In addition to the discount, early bird enrollees will receive immediate access to the exclusive Multiphoto Love Bonus Project Pages PDF, a set of multiphoto scrapbook sketches that you can start using TODAY, and a 10% off discount code good for a current or future Victoria Marie Online Class!

Class will start on June 16th so make sure to mark your calendars!

MY FAVORITE TIPS – Grid Designs

I am a sucker for a grid design! It is an easy way to add lots of photos to any scrapbook layout and grid designs are super versatile! The size of a grid design will be dependent on the number of photos you want to use. Grids can be enhanced by adding embellishments, elevating photos with pop dots or foam tape, or using fun pattern papers or journaling cards in place of a photo. We will explore grid designs in more detail in the upcoming Multiphoto Love class!

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Layout from Multiphoto Love – “Spirit Week”

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Next time you make a grid design (or if you are making one for the first time), try these easy techniques:

  • Go Small! Resize your photos to 2×2, 3×3, or 4×4 – smaller photos allow you to maximize the space on your grid design. Mix smaller photos with larger photos to create a unique design.
  • Add Interest! Mix photos with embellishments such a die cuts, journaling cards, chipboard stickers, etc., to create an interesting look with lots of texture and dimension.
  • Black, White, and Color! Use both black & white and color photos – the mix of both adds an interesting look to any grid design!

Grid designs are super simple to create and can easily become a “go-to” design for any scrapbooker!

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Add fun embellishments to enhance a grid design!

Be sure to check out Multiphoto Love – Fresh Techniques for Creating Multiphoto Scrapbook Layouts and take advantage of the limited time Early Bird Sale! And stay tuned for more Multiphoto Love Tips and Tricks here on the Victoria Marie Blog and YouTube Channel!

Happy scrappin’!

 

Pre-Launch Sale! Save 20% off “Multiphoto Love” – A New Online Scrapbooking Class by Victoria Marie Online Classes!

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Class starts June 16, 2017!

Go to www.victoria-marie.thinkific.com to take advantage of the Pre-Launch Sale!

I am so excited to announce my latest online class, “Multiphoto Love – Fresh Techniques for Creating Multiphoto Layouts”, starting June 16, 2017!  This class is chock-full of content and techniques that will surely inspired you to make stunning multiphoto layouts. In this class we will cover:

  • Basic multiphoto layout design using my Story+Photo+Design process.
  • Resizing and cropping photos using digital and manual tools to create photos of various sizes to use on a multiphoto layout.
  • Explore design techniques to include: Collage Design, Grid Design, Pocket Layout Design, Playing with Photo Size, and Exploring with Photo Shapes

This course includes:

  • 5 Instructional Lessons
  • 10 Instructional Process Videos
  • Full Color Project Pages PDF that features the layouts created in this course using my Story+Photo+Design process!
  • Full Color Instructional Guide PDF for each lesson
  • Full Color Photo Orientation PDF to help you plan your multiphoto layout designs
  • Access to the private Multiphoto Love Facebook Group where you can share your layouts and hang out with others from the class!
  • Access to the course discussion board – ask questions, share ideas, and discuss topics featured in this course.
  • 10% Course Coupon Code to use toward a purchase of a Victoria Marie Online Class. (Available after purchase, cannot be used on Multiphoto Love course or toward any other offer.)
  • Email access to the course instructor!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PRE-LAUNCH SALE STARTING TODAY!!!!!

When you purchase Multiphoto Love during the Pre-Launch sale, you will save 20% off the regular class price of $35.00 AND you will receive a FREE Bonus Project Pages PDF which includes my exclusive multiphoto sketches with design instructions. Use these sketches as a warm up for the class! Also, anyone who enrolls in this course will receive a 10% Discount Code to use toward another Victoria Marie Online Class (exclusions apply). Once you purchase the class, you will have immediate access to the FREE Bonus Project Pages and 10% Discount Code.

The Pre-Launch sale ends on June 16, 2017 11:59 pm CST!!!!

Cost: $35.00 (after June 16th)

Pre-Launch Sale: $28.00 (save 20%)

Go to www.victoria-marie.thinkific.com to take advantage of the Pre-Launch Sale!

I look forward to seeing you in the classroom on June 16th! 

Check out the class promo on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel!