Reconnecting with Your Scrappy Style! FREE PDF Tool and Process Video!

Hey Scrap Bosses!

Welcome to the start of my latest series, Creative Reconnection! The theme for January 2019 is Reconnecting with Your Scrappy Style. To get started, check out the video below and be sure to print my FREE Reconnecting with your Scrappy Style PDF Worksheet! I recommend that you use this worksheet as you view the video.

Today’s video will cover:

  • Identifying reoccurring scrapbook themes and designs
  • Creative Inspiration
  • Creative Safe Space – Your comfort zone!
  • Expanding Your Horizons – taking creative risks
  • Defining Your Scrappy Style

Scrapbook Process Video: “Little Baker” – Focus on Simple Scrapbooking

Throughout the month of January, we are going to explore a variety of scrapbooking styles. Let’s begin by looking at simple scrapbook design. In the process video below, I create a simple 8.5 x 11 two-page scrapbook layout featuring product from my stash.

If you are looking to reconnect with simple scrapbook design or would like to explore simple scrapbooking, I highly encourage you to grab some supplies and play along! If you have any questions about any of the information covered in these two videos, be sure to post them in the comments section or in the Victoria Marie Facebook Group!

NEW! Creative Reconnection Series – Victoria Marie YouTube Channel and Blog

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Happy New Year Scrap Bosses! I hope that 2019 is treating you well! I am so excited for brand new starts and fresh opportunities! And I am super excited to share my brand new series on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel and Blog called Creative Reconnection.

Over the past year and half, I began to feel disconnected from scrapbooking. I spent a considerable amount of time creating projects for scrapbooking companies (contract and design team). Sadly, I started to lose my organic scrapbooking style. I missed my storytelling voice, working with my scrappy stash, and creating layouts that truly represent my scrapbooking aesthetic.

I began to wonder if there was a disconnect between what is produced and created by the scrapbooking industry versus how the everyday scrapbooker creates.  What I see on the Victoria Marie Facebook Group, and on other social media platforms, are stunning layouts that may or may not represent the current trends, supplies, or techniques.

I posed this topic to the Victoria Marie Facebook Group and I received some very interesting responses. Many in the group could relate to the general feeling of being disconnected from scrapbooking. Some members stated that they wanted to see more online content creators make layouts that are representative of the everyday scrapbooker. They want to be inspired to use scraps from their stash, tools, to make 2-page layouts, and to use multiple photos on a layout. A few members stated that they often compare their scrapbook layouts to what they see on social media – which has led many to question their own scrapbooking style (or stop scrapbooking all together).

The Creative Reconnection Series was designed to encourage scrapbookers to reconnect to scrapbooking in a meaningful way; to reconnect with their personal style, tools, scrappy stash and so much more!

This series includes: 

  1. Monthly Creative Themes: Click HERE for the FREE Creative Reconnection Themes and Calendar PDF.  The Creative Themes are designed to motivate and inspire you as we work through this year-long series!
  2. Weekly Creative Reconnection Videos on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel
  3. Monthly Challenges and Prizes on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, Blog, and Facebook Group!

To learn more about this fun series, check out the Creative Reconnection Series Scrappy Chat Video on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel!

I hope that you will join us on this amazing journey as we begin to reconnect with scrapbooking and storytelling!

Welcome to Creative Reconnection, a Victoria Marie YouTube Series!

Custom Scrapbook Background Using Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua Flow Pen

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Hello friends! I’m back with a fun project for the Tonic Studios USA Design Team. Today, I am sharing a fun custom background using a Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Flow Pen. Everything used on this layout was from my stash. A complete product listing and photos of this project are provided below.

Be sure to head to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel to see this layout come together!

Tonic Products Used: Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Flow Pen – “Glitter Gloss”

From My Stash: Felicity Jane Mila Pattern Paper | Recollections Snowflake Punch | Thickers Fonts | Evalicious Die Cuts | Gossamer Blue Die Cuts | Ali Edward Storie by the Month Die Cuts | American Crafts DIY Shop Cork Stars | Basic Grey Journaling Cards | American Crafts Dear Lizzy Rubber Embellishments

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Tonic Studios USA – Merry Christmas Card Using Nuvo Glimmer Paste!

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Hey friends! I am back with another Tonic Studios USA Design Team project. Today, I am using the awesome Tonic Studios Nuvo Glimmer Paste and Merry Christmas Die set to create these awesome cards. A full process video for this project is available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel! Check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used: Tonic Studios Nuvo Glimmer Paste | Tonic Studios Merry Christmas Die | Tonic Studio Mirror Card Scarlet Organza | Tonic Studio High Gloss Card Emerald Green | Tonic Studio Pearlescent Card Pearl White | Tonic Studio Glitter Card Ruby Ritz




NEW! Close to My Heart – Craft with Heart Kit: “This is Us”

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Hello Scrap Bosses!

I am back with another fun process video using the Craft with Heart Kit by Close to My Heart. The kit that I used is called Homegrown.

Craft with Heart Kits were design for crafters who are new to scrapbooking or who are a little apprehensive about their scrapbooking skills. Each kits contains 2 sets of pre-designed 12×12 pattern papers, die cut stickers, pull apart die cuts, photo templates, and layering pieces. You can also purchase additional embellishments to further accent these pre-design layouts. With these kits, you can quickly create beautiful scrapbook layouts – just grab your photos and a Craft with Heart Kit…you’ll be good to go!

The kit also includes a set of detailed instructions with full-color layout examples, design measurements, and page protectors. You can make 4 one-page layouts or 2 two-page layouts from 1 kit…what a great value!

To see this layout come together, check out the process video below, now available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. For more information about the Craft with Heart Kits, click HERE!


NEW Scrapbook Process Video – Good Company

Hey Scrap Bosses! I am back with another process video on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel and Blog.

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I love documenting stories about myself, in fact, this is something that I do often. I want to leave a legacy of stories that really capture the heart of my life, experiences, likes and dislikes, fears, and everything in between. In this layout, Good Company, I talk about how I occasionally take myself out for a meal and good coffee. This is my time to decompress and relax.

Using a sketch from Page Maps by Becki Fleck, this layout came together in under 30 minutes! All of the materials I used for this layout came from my stash.

Check it out and enjoy!




New Scrapbook Process Video: A Walk in the Park!

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Hey Scrap Bosses! Head over to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel to check out my latest scrapbook process video, A Walk in the Park. This layout features fun papers and stickers from the A Walk in the Park paper pack by Echo Park along with several items from my stash. This was such a fun layout to make!

In the process video, I briefly talk about returning to what I call my “organic” style of scrapbooking. I will talk more about this in an upcoming Scrappy Chat video.

I feel that this layout truly embodies my scrapbooking style and more importantly, I had a blast creating it. Check it out!