YouTube Live Replay – Nothing But Stash…Holiday Edition!

Did you miss this week’s livestream on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel? No worries! Be sure to check out the replay to see me create this 12×12 inch scrapbook layout using products from my holiday stash!

To be honest, I need more holiday scrapbooking supplies like I need a hole in my head! In fact, this year I decided to use my holiday scrappy stash for my Christmas projects, both single page layouts and my December Daily album, instead of buying new holiday supplies. For this project, I used a lot of goodies from the Simple Stories Make It Merry Collection along with a few items from older collections by American Crafts. I love to challenge myself to use some of my older products for my current projects.

For this project, I documented a past trip to the Gaylord Texan with my daughter to see their lovely Christmas displays. This is a special holiday activity we enjoy almost every year. I focused on creating layered clusters with tons of dimension, along with a bit of distressing via torn edges on three sides of the layout. I truly believe that tearing edges of pattern paper will never go out of style!

During the livestream, I struggled to find a spot for my title and journaling. So, I decided to use the “Good Cheer” foam stickers for my title, positioned under my 3×4 inch photos. And I created a hidden journaling pocket on the back of my layout for my journaling. There is a solution for most problems!

I LOVE creating holiday scrapbook layouts and this project was so much fun to make! To see this layout come together, be sure to catch this week’s livestream replay, now available on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel! I will be back on December 28th with more awesome projects LIVE on my channel!

Products: Most of the products used for this project may not be available. However, Simple Stories has a stunning new holiday collection that you will want to check out! Click HERE to learn more!*


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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)

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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!

Friday LIVE on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel – Sponsored by A Cherry On Top Crafts!

Hello and welcome to Friday! Let’s kick off the weekend with another fun YouTube Livestream on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. Grab a project and let’s make a layout!

I am so excited to share that A Cherry On Top Crafts, an online craft and hobby store, is the featured sponsor for today’s livestream! I love supporting small businesses and I know that many of you shop ACOT for your scrapbooking and crafting needs (myself included)!

ACOT has been an industry leader for over 20 years and carries thousands of name brand products to include paper crafts, general crafts, needle arts, sewing & quilting supplies, art supplies, and so much more. ACOT also offers a monthly subscription box called The Cherry Box that is filled with awesome crafting goodies! To learn more, click HERE or on the video below!

In addition to their online products, ACOT has a blog with loads of creative inspiration and FREE weekly sketches. During today’s livestream, I will be using this week’s ACOT sketch from the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge (Page Maps). To learn more, click HERE!

For today’s project, I will be using the Garden Party Collection by Maggie Holmes (American Crafts), now available at A Cherry On Top!

Be sure to join us today at 2:00 pm CST (3:00 pm EST) for a fun livestream! And don’t forget to shop A Cherry On Top Crafts for your next scrapbook and crafting supply order. Support small business!

THANK YOU A Cherry On Top for supporting today’s livestream!


A Cherry On Top Crafts:

Garden Party by Maggie Holmes (American Crafts)

Friday LIVE on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel!

Hey friends! Join me LIVE today on the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel. During this week’s livestream, I will be working on a couple of layouts in my Hot Springs Vacation Mini Album.

The livestream starts at 2:00 pm CST every Friday! Be sure to subscribe to the Victoria Marie YouTube Channel, and when you do, click the bell icon, that way you will be notified each and every time I go LIVE on the channel. See you soon!