Coming September 30th…The Sketch Like a Boss eBook + Grab a FREEBIE!

I’m so excited to announce the launch of the revised Sketched Like a Boss eBook©, by Victoria Marie Designs! This ebook was originally offered in my Sketch Like a Boss Online Course over three years ago. Since then, many of you have asked if I would offer the sketch book separate from the course.

Well, your wish is my command!

The Sketch Like a Boss eBook features 50 scrapbook sketches to include 8.5 x11 inch and 12×12 inch single and double page sketches. All of the sketches are easy to use and flexible based on your scrapbooking style! This full color digital ebook also includes tips and recommendations for using scrapbook sketches and Bonus Project Inspiration layouts using some of the sketches in this ebook.

Special Note: If you are currently enrolled in the Sketch Like a Boss Online Class, you do not need to purchase this ebook as it is available in your course materials!

This ebook is available as a digital PDF download – you will be able to instantly access the ebook upon purchase! You are welcome to use the ebook on your smart device, desktop, or print the ebook for you reference. A link to purchase this ebook will be available on September 30th on the Victoria Marie Blog so stay tuned!


Meanwhile, enjoy the FREE Sketch Like a Boss Creative Jumpstart Preview Sketches PDF! This download contains 4 scrapbook sketches from the Sketch Like a Boss eBook that you can start using today! To grab this freebie, click HERE!

Stay tuned for more details to come!

Retired Classes Sale! Take 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!

Starting today, save 50% off selected Victoria Marie Designs Online Classes! Use code RETIRED at checkout! Grab these courses while they are still available! (*Some exclusions apply.) This offer ends on October 8, 2022!

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 USD! NO COUPON CODE NEEDED! This 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!


*Exclusions: This offer does not apply to the following classes: Project DONE: A Year-Long Scrapbooking Journey, YouTube Master Class for Online Creatives.

1 Paper Pad + 10 Layouts…This Was a Crazy Challenge!

A couple of week’s ago, I challenged myself to use 1 paper pad to create 10 scrapbook layouts. And to make things interesting, I constructed all 10 layouts during my Wednesday YouTube Livestream!

You read that right…ALL 10 LAYOUTS!

This all began when I was purging and organizing my scrapbook studio several months ago. During this process, I let go of several paper pads but kept a small stack (just in case). I told myself that I could keep my remaining paper pads if I used them on a big scrapbook project sometime in the near future.

Recently, while going through my scrapbook supplies, I came across the Arcadia Paper Pad by DCWV. I love the color palette of this paper pad and immediately knew that I had to use it. I also wanted to inspire other scrappers to use paper pads from their stash to create stunning scrapbook projects.

So, my 1 Paper Pad + 10 Layout Challenge was born!

My process was simple:

  • Deconstruct the Arcadia paper pad to create 10 scrapbook kits (3-4 pattern papers per kit).
  • Add embellishments from my stash to round out each kit.
  • Use the kits to create 10 layouts!

To see the prep process of this challenge, click HERE! I completed the entire process live on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel.

The following week, I created all 10 layouts during my weekly livestream. In fact, it took me 3 hours to construct all 10 layouts! Not too shabby! To see the construction of all 10 layouts, click HERE!

After completing this challenge, I had a few scraps of paper left over from the Arcadia paper pad. So, I decided to make a few extra projects to include tags, cards, and more. And of course, I created all of these projects live on my YouTube Channel…click HERE to check it out!

Overall, I absolutely LOVED this entire experience – from deconstructing the Arcadia paper pad to making a bunch of layouts. But, what I love the most is that several members of our scrappy community were inspired to do this challenge as well! I love seeing all of your projects on Instagram and Facebook!

So, the questions remains…will I do this challenge again? You bet! In fact, I’m planning another challenge for October 2022 so stay tuned for more.

Meanwhile, the following are photos of all 10 layouts plus the bonus projects I created using the Arcadia paper pad. If you were inspired to create scrapbook projects based on this series, be sure to tag me on Instagram @victoriamariescraps or on Facebook!

The Projects

Layout #1: This Story – 12×12 inch Single Page

Layout #2: She is Lost In a Book – 12×12 inch Single Page

Layout #3: Lovely Day – 12×12 inch Single Page

Layout #4: You Make Today Better – 8.5×11 inch Single Page

Layout #5: Crafty Merch – 12×12 inch Single Page

Layout #6: Mom Life – 12×12 inch Single Page

Layout #7: What a Crazy Kid – 8.5×11 inch Single Page

Layout #8: Love – 12×12 inch Single Page

Layout #9: Everyday Calvins – 12×12 inch Single Page

Layout #10: Sunshine Girl – 12×12 inch Single Page

Bonus Projects Using Scraps from the Arcadia Paper Pad

Projects: Frames, Tabs, Pockets, Embellishments

Projects: Cards (US A2 4.25 x 5.5 inch)

Projects: Tags

Projects: Pre-Made Scrapbook Backgrounds (12×12 inch Single Page)

NOTE: An affiliate link was provided in this post. This link is free for you to use. Victoria Marie Designs receives a small commission anytime affiliate links are used for purchases. Thanks for your support!

Registration is Open! September 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop – Pocket Card Stash!

Registration is now open for the September 2022 Rock Your Stash Online Virtual Crop: POCKET CARD STASH! During this crop, we are going to focus on creating scrapbook project designs (any format) using our pocket card stash!

What are Pocket Cards? Pocket cards are generally used to embellish pocket scrapbook layouts or to provide a space for journaling on a scrapbook project. Pocket cards can also be used on traditional layouts, traveler’s notebook projects, planner, mini albums, and more! Pocket cards are typically 3×4 inches and 4×6 inches in size and are available in both physical and digital formats.

The September 2022 online virtual crop includes:
– Fun Scrapbook Challenges based on using Pocket Cards!
– Super Cool Prizes!
– Fun Giveaways!
5 Live Zoom Scrap and Chat Sessions – come hang and chat with likeminded crafters!
– One 45-minute Mini Workshop: 3 Fun Pocket Card Techniques!
– 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!

To see a Schedule of Events for this crop, click HERE! Challenge descriptions are provided upon registration!

Full Details and Registration: To learn more and to register for this online crop event, click HERE!

Registration ends on September 17, 2022 at 11:30 pm CST. I hope to see you there!

NEW! Scrapbook Layering Series – Layout Study: Why This Works!

Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I’m kicking off my Scrapbook Layering Series! In this series, I will be addressing some of your questions about scrapbook layering techniques, from creating a balanced composition, recommended products, layering techniques and more!

We will begin this series with a layout study, which is essentially studying a layout and taking note of what makes the layout composition work. A layout study is a great place to start if you struggle with layering or want to refine your layering skills.

Be sure to head over to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel to check out the first video in this series. Also, the projects featured in today’s video are provided below. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments section of this blog post or in the comments section of this video!

Layout Study – Why This Work

Layout #1: Happy and Gray (8.5×11 inch Layout)

Why This Work: This layout features a torn distressed background composition that adds lots of interest without overwhelming the entire layout. The layered clusters are composed of a variety of elements to include die cuts, fabric butterflies, and wood veneer elements. Additionally, the elements have a different size and scale which helps to create a balanced composition. Lastly, the diagonal positioning of the layered clusters draws the eye directly to the photo.

Layout #2: Journey – Let’s Go (12×12 inch Layout)

Why This Works: This layout features a visual triangle which draws the eye from the top right of the layout, to the center left by the photo, and ending at the bottom right with a small layered cluster. Notice how each cluster has similar elements -die cuts, foam stickers, and enamel dots. This helps to balance the overlook of the layout while adding a bit of cohesion. Also, each cluster is a different size, from the mid-size title cluster to the smaller cluster at the bottom – all working together to balance the total composition of the layout.

Layout #3: Squeeze the Day (12×12 inch Layout)

Why This Works? This is a perfect example of an asymmetrical layered scrapbook composition! The bottom 2/3 of the layout features a dynamic title, flanked by two clusters of embellishments. Most of the interest rests in the lower part of the layout, however, it is balanced by the smaller cluster at the top of the page. Each layered cluster features similar elements – chipboard elements, a butterfly, and flat-back brads. The variety of elements used adds a ton of texture and interest to this layered scrapbook page.

Layout #4: She Calls Me Momski (12×12 inch Layout)

Why This This Works: This layout features a stunning collection of layered fabric pockets that are positioned on the right side of the page, which is complimented by a small layered cluster on the left side of the layout. The positioning and design of these elements draws the eye from the left to the right side of the layout. Each of the four pockets on the right side feature layered die cuts, wood veneer and chipboard elements. The pockets appear to be self-contained but they work together to create a stunning design. To balance the layout, a smaller layered cluster was added to the bottom left of the photo using chipboard and die cut elements.

I hope this layout study gave you a little more insight into the concept of layering. Of course, we are only scratching the surface! We will continue to explore more layering concepts through this series in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, be sure to post them in the comments section! Stay tuned for more to come!

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!

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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!

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