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!
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.
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!
Stamping Made Easy
Sketch It Out
Stitch and Sew on a Layout
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!
NEW! Victoria Marie Designs Scrap Boss Project Planner – Available January 21, 2019in 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!
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Have a fantastic New Year and thanks in advance for your support!
Hey friends! I’m back with Day 3 from my Document Decemberalbum. 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
If you are interested in purchasing the Scrapbooking Goddess Stamp Set, today is the day! The Ink Road Stamps shop has sold out of this set, however, there are still sets available for purchase in the Victoria Marie Shop!
To purchase this stamp, click here or select SHOP in the menu above!
Today I am sharing Day 2 in my Document December Album. This project is slow going for me as my time has been filled with care taking responsibilities, the holiday rush, and everything in between. If you are in a similar position and life has you moving from pillar to post, no worries my friend! This project is a marathon, not a sprint. Take your time, enjoy the process, and remember that there is no such thing as being “behind”.
Day 2 is all about Cheery, our Elf on the Shelf. Last year my daughter Corinne questioned whether Cheery was a real elf. She began to notice that Cheery stayed in the same spot for days on end (because my spouse and I forgot to move her and we are lazy)! She also noticed that Cheery’s body felt hollow. Not knowing how to respond, I merely asked, “Well baby…what do you think?”
“Mom, I don’t think that she’s real,” my daughter replied with tears in her eyes.
“Cheery can be whatever you want her to be,” I said while also trying not to cry! (Man I’m weak!)
Flash forward to November 2019. To my surprise, Corinne asked about Cheery shortly after Thanksgiving! In the past, Cheery always arrived the day after Thanksgiving. Based on last year’s conversation, I didn’t think Cheery would make an appearance.
Needless to say, Cheery is back and Corinne couldn’t be happier! Even though we all know Cheery isn’t “real” (wink, wink), she remains a popular Christmas figurehead in our family.
To see this layout come together, click on the following video. Also, photos of this spread are featured below. Thanks for stopping by!
Now, I am so excited to offer the 4×6 version of this stamp set as a collaboration with Ink Road Stamps! Made in the USA, this photopolymer acrylic stamp works well with a variety of stamping inks and is perfect for:
Pocket Page Layouts
Traveler’s Notebook spreads
And much more!
Grab this stamp set as a treat for yourself or for a fellow crafty friend…or both! To purchase this stamp, click HERE or click on SHOP in the menu bar above.
Quantities are SUPER LIMITED so be sure to grab this stamp set TODAY!
Look for more Victoria Marie Designs products to come in 2020! Thank you so much for your support!
I am back with the first spread in my Document December 2019 project. This is one of my favorite projects of the year and I am so glad to share it with you!
December 2019 has proven to be quite challenging, so I am starting this project a little later than I planned. But that’s okay…this is not a sprint and I fully intend on taking my time as I document my December adventures and everything in between.
To see the process video for Day 1, click on the video below. Also, be sure to check out my Document December 2019 YouTube playlist if you are interested in seeing a full review of the products I am using for this project. Photos of this spread are posted below.
Be sure to check out the Victoria Marie YouTube Master Class Channel Hop, starting today until Sunday, December 8th! This channel hop features the Fall 2019 VM YouTube Master Class graduates.
These awesome creatives recently completed 6-weeks of online instruction where they learned the basic elements of starting and/or revamping a YouTube Channel. Be sure to check them out, show your support, and subscribe to their channels!
I am playing along with the hop as well, so come join us! And a big CONGRATULATIONS to the Fall 2019 cohort! You are amazing!
If you are interested in starting a YouTube Channel, check out the Spring 2020 VM YouTube Master Class for Online Creatives course. More details will be shared soon. And don’t forget to sign up for the Victoria Marie eNewsletter for the most up-to-date information concerning this course!
These students have just completed 6-weeks of online instruction where they learned the basic skills needed to start and to grow a YouTube channel.
Also, some of the students have existing YouTube Channels and have worked to revamp and relaunch their channel content.
As a final capstone project, join us on Friday, December 6th – 8th for the Victoria Marie Designs YouTube Master Class Channel Hop!
This channel hop offers students of this course the opportunity to showcase what they have learned and to connect with the creative YouTube community!
To play along, visit their YouTube Channels starting at 10:00 am CST on December 6th. Then click on the YouTube Channel links in the description box of their videos to see more awesome content from this talent group of creatives!
The channel hop will start on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel on December 6th.
Don’t forget to use code BLACK20 during checkout. The 20% off sale only applies to selected individual classes (as listed above) and cannot be combined with another offer (i.e. Like a Boss Bundle Sale). Sales ends on Sunday, December 1st!