Quick Layout Share – Lots of Creative Inspiration!

Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I’m sharing five 12×12 inch single page scrapbook layouts that will inspire you to get crafty! Photos of the featured layouts along with product information is provided below.

To check out this layout share, click on the following video or head to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel.

Layout 1: Amazing Smile, Products by the Hip Kit Club

Layout #2: Fall Flavors, FREE Fall Flavors Cut File by The Cut Shoppe, Products by the Hip Kit Club

Layout #3: Today’s Good Mood, Coffee Shop Collection by Catherine Pooler. Be sure to check out my recent livestream featuring a demonstration of this fun collection! Click HERE to watch the replay.

Layout #4: Today’s Good Mood, Coffee Shop Collection by Catherine Pooler

Layout #5: Let The Good Times Roll, Products by the Hip Kit Club

Thanks so much for stopping by! And be sure to stay tuned for more awesome layout shares to come on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel and Blog!

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NOTE: Affiliate links are provided above and are free for you to use. Victoria Marie Designs receives a small commission anytime these links are used for purchase. Thanks for your support!

October Daily-Ish Album…It’s Perpetual and I’m Loving It!

In 2021, I started an October Daily album. After being inspired by other scrapbook designers who create the most stunning October Daily albums, I wanted to dive in and give it a try. October Daily is like December Daily (by Ali Edwards), however, the idea is to document stories about your everyday life during the fall and Halloween season. I’ve always created traditional 12×12 inch layouts to document my fall memories. But, after many years of scrapbooking, I welcome the opportunity to scrapbook my autumn stories in a different format.

So, with good intentions, I started an October Daily album last fall. I documented a total of four stories, then I abandoned the project! As it turns out, my plate was filled to the brim with projects and deadlines, so my October Daily album got pushed to the side.

However, this year I decided to continue this project but with a different mindset…my October Daily project will be a perpetual album! I am giving myself the freedom to add to this project whenever I want throughout the fall season over multiple years.

Once an album is filled, I’ll just start a new one. This approach offers a ton of flexibility and allows me to focus on the spirit of the project versus worrying about an arbitrary self-imposed deadline to “finish” this album.

Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I’m continuing my October Daily project by creating two new spreads (story #5 and #6) along with a quick look at the layouts I completed before I stopped working on this project in 2021. Be sure to click on the following video to see these pages come together! Also, photos of today’s projects are posted below.

Companies Mentioned In the Video: Ali Edwards, Elle’s Studio, Citrus Twist, and The Paper Person Shop

Citrus Twist Life Crafted Album: To learn more about the album featured in today’s video, click HERE.

For this project, I’m working in a travelers notebook style format (4.25 x 8.25 inches). I find this size to be perfect for everyday and theme-based mini albums.

My goal for this project is to keep my pages simple and clean, with a focus on documenting my everyday stories throughout the month of October.

I love that there are so many options and variations of the October Daily project! Some people create mini albums, while others opt for notebook style projects, even planner spreads! You can truly make this project your own.

I’m so excited to share more of layouts from my October Daily album in the coming weeks! So far, I am having a blast documenting my fall adventures and using a good amount of my fall themed scrapbooking goodies!

Stay tuned for more to come!

Now Available – Sketch Like a Boss eBook!

I’m so excited to launch 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, guess what? It’s now available for INSTANT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD after purchase!

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 digital 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 your reference. NOTE: Print permission is provided if you opt to print the Sketch Like a Boss eBook at you preferred print shop.

PURCHASE THE SKETCH LIKE A BOSS eBOOK FOR ONLY $12.99 USD!

The Sketch Like a Boss eBook is now available for $12.99 USD. Upon purchasing the ebook, you will get access to a zip file that contains the ebook. Just open the zip file to access the Sketch Like a Boss eBook file. You are granted 2 downloads of the ebook file, so be sure to save a copy of the ebook for future reference.

Shop Today! To purchase the Sketch Like a Boss eBook, click HERE or click eBook and Tools at the top of the screen.

PREVIEW THE SKETCH LIKE A BOSS eBOOK! Below is a quick preview of the Sketch Like a Boss eBook. Click on the photo to expand image.

This eBook contains:

  • 8.5×11 and 12×12 inch Single Page Scrapbook Sketches (general design, no measurements)
  • 8.5×11 and 12×12 inch Two-Page Scrapbook Sketches (general design, no measurements)
  • A total of 50 scrapbook sketches!
  • Easy to use tips and recommendations for using scrapbook sketches!
  • Bonus Scrapbook Project Inspiration using some of the sketches from the eBook!
  • Available as an INSTANT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD after purchase! (Not a physical product.)

Shop Today! To purchase the Sketch Like a Boss eBook, click HERE or click eBook and Tools at the top of the screen.

Share Your Projects! Also, if you use any of the sketches from the Sketch Like a Boss eBook, be sure to tag Victoria Marie Designs on Instagram @victoriamariescraps! I can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks for your support and enjoy the Sketch Like a Boss eBook!

Enabling Time! September 2022 Scrapbook Unboxing!

Today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, I’m enabling…err, I mean…sharing my recent scrapbook unboxing! I recently bought products from Ali Edwards, Elle’s Studio, Hip Kit Club, and Scrapbook.com and I’m sharing all of my goodies with you. To see this unboxing, click on the video below. I’ve also included links to the featured products in this video, just scroll down to take a peek (and shop)!

Featured Products

Ali Edwards – Stories By The Month Kit: This is a monthly subscription kit that includes 3×4 inch and 4×6 inch pocket cards, a 3×4 inch acrylic stamp, chipboard stickers, and label stickers.

Link: https://aliedwards.com/subscribe/stories-by-the-month

Elle’s Studio Month Kit + Add-Ons: Elle’s Studio offers scrapbooking monthly kits along with a variety of fun crafting products to include metal dies, stamps, pattern paper, and more!

Link: https://shrsl.com/3q26k

Hip Kit Club September 2022 Scrapbook Kit and Embellishment Kit: These kits are jammed packed with tons of goodies that can be used to create a variety of papercrafting projects! There are several kit options available to include scrapbooking kits, mixed media kits, pocket card kits, and more!

Link: https://www.hipkitclub.net/september-2022

Scrapbook.com: I love shopping at Scrapbook.com and was excited to try their Pocket Card Storage system. So far, I’m a fan and cannot wait to use this storage solution to organize all of my pocket cards!

Link: https://ldli.co/e/lmopjnp

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you are enabled…umm, inspired to purchase these fun goodies, be sure to share what you buy with the Victoria Marie Facebook Group Community!

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Disclaimer: Affiliate links are provided in this post and are FREE for you to use. Victoria Marie Designs occasionally receives a small commission anytime these links are used for purchases. Thanks for your support!

Layering Tutorial Series! Scrapbook Design Concepts for High Impact Layered Embellishment Clusters!

This week, I’m continuing my Layering Series on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel with a look at design concepts and product recommendations for creating high impact layered embellishment clusters. If you love the look of layered clusters on a scrapbook layout but are not sure what type of products to use, no worries, I’ve got you covered!

High impact layered embellishment clusters contain elements that have a variety of textures, colors, and sizes. Most scrapbookers use cardstock die cuts to create embellishments clusters (and there is nothing wrong with that). However, to take your layered embellishment clusters to the next level, consider using a variety of elements such as wood veneer, acrylic, cork, enamel dots, or puffy elements when creating layered clusters.

In today’s video, I share a few design concepts that can be used to create high impact layered embellishments clusters. These concepts include:

  • Texture
  • Shape
  • Color
  • Size
  • Scale

Together, these design concepts can help inform the products you select for your scrapbook projects and the overall design of your layered composition. To learn more, click on the video below!

Here’s an example of these concepts at play!

This 12×12 inch layout features a variety of elements of different sizes, shapes, textures, and scale. The top cluster houses a large title which is flanked by mid-size and smaller elements. This concept is repeated for the other layered clusters. To add interest to the layered clusters, I used chipboard elements, cardstock die cuts, enamel dots, tags, labels, and stickers. Together, all of these elements help to create high impact layered embellishment clusters.

Here are a few more layouts where I used these design concepts to create layered embellishments clusters!

This layout features cardstock frames, chipboard floral elements, a puffy sticker banner, chipboard hearts, and enamel dots.

This grid design layout features lots of wood veneer, cardstock die cuts, and chipboard elements to create small layered clusters throughout the composition. All of the elements range in size, shape, scale, and texture.

And lastly, this layout features fabric pockets that are layered with cardstock die cuts, chipboard elements, fabric butterflies, and wood veneer heart buttons. The varied size, texture, and scale of these elements creates a stunning layered scrapbook page!

The next time you create layered embellishment clusters on a scrapbook project, be sure to consider these design concepts and product recommendations. If you are inspired to test out these concepts, feel free share what you make with the Victoria Marie Facebook Group Community!

P.S. If you missed the first video in this series, Layout Study – Why This Works, click HERE!

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!

GRAB A FREEBIE!

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!

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*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!

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!

Available Products: (Not affiliate links)