Time for a new art journal layout! My art journal videos have become too popular on YouTube for some reason and I get tons of emails and comments asking for more!

Truth is that creating an art journal is so much fun and I would love to create more if I had the time. So today I am sharing my Christmas layout together with a how-to video.


I created the gifts using patterned paper, ribbon and adding bows made out of floss


The nutcracker is so adorable! It’s a stamp by Tim Holtz from his blueprint collection. Also check out the white stars made out of embossing paste! Great effect!


another detail worth checking out are the rubons! Love that they are white and add detail and light on my layout.


You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel


Thank you all for visiting! If you have any questions just drop me a comment here or on YouTube. I do my best to reply to all questions.


  1. Prettiest art journal page yet! (Can you tell I LOVE Christmas?) You are so talented and it is so awesome that you share with us.

    1. I don’t know how ANYONE could be critical of your art journal – you are FABULOUS! I am in awe of your creativity – and this page is beyond beautiful. I love the addition of the rub-ons and the detailing you did to finish it off. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Happy Holidays to you and your family – and I agree, the videos are never too long!

  2. In my humble opinion no video is every to long. Love the art journal page….so creative. Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  3. Your art journal Christmas page is fabulous – I just love it! Your videos are so much fun and I look forward to each one! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. Where did you get the stars stencil. I did not see it in the supplies list. Love your pages and cards!! Thank you!

    1. The start stencil is by Studio Calico and it’s called “Star pattern mark”. But I have the filling that it is discontinued or out of stock because I couldn’t find where to link it!
      Hope the name helps you to track it down!

  5. Wonderful Vicky..just stunning.Love the texture of the stars and the little gifts with the nutcracker soldier..love the tickets and the sentiment done on the paper…just fabulous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Another wonderful addition to your art journal! Thank you for sharing the process with us. I enjoy both your cards and your journal posts.

    Merry Christmas to you!!

  7. Oh, Vicky, this page is definitely a favorite! It turned out so amazing! LOVE every, single detail – so creative! I hope you feel better soon and I’m wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family! Hugs! ♥

  8. Oh my! I love your art journal pages SOOOOO much! I watch them over and over again, adn learn something new each time. I am in awe and I am so inspired to create. I love your style!

  9. I could watch an hour long of your journal videos Vicky, they are just beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  10. What an inspiring art journal! It is so lovely and really put me in the chrustmas mood. And the video is not long at all 😉

  11. Never too long!! I could spend all day watching your art journal videos!!! This one was gorgeous as always! Love your presents, love the distressed tag with Merry Christmas, love the holly berry die. All of it is BEAUTIFUL!!

  12. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am in awe of your talent and creativity. Never worry about your videos being too long. When I see you have a journal video, I get myself something to drink and eat and sit down and enjoy!! Thank you for sharing and I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! Ciao 🙂

  13. Vicky – such a delight to watch your videos. The choreography is amazing – and your creations are always so beautiful. I’m always sad when they are finished! I may try an art journal sometime – you inspire me. Have a happy and healthy holiday. Can’t wait for your next tutorial!
    PS – never too long!!

  14. Amazing…lovely page…it was super peaceful watching you creating it with the music, the little soldier, it was very Christmasy….time well spent!! Merry Christmas and a Happy and Inspiring 2014

  15. Vicky, you create the most beautiful and delightful journal pages. Love all the details. Love them. Thank you Thank you for sharing.

  16. Vicky your talent amazes me!! I only wish I had half your artistic talent. As far as the details, that is what makes your projects so unique and beautiful. Always looking forward to your next post!

  17. Vicky – sorry for the double post. I wanted to wish you and your family a blessed Holiday Season and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!!

  18. That was awesome Vicky!! Thanks for taking the time to do the video. Wish you and your family Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!

  19. This page was absolutely, incredibly beautiful!!! The video was not too long. I enjoyed every second and am so inspired by your art. I’ve been waiting to see a new journal page from you. It was worth the wait.

  20. BEAUTIFUL!!! Vicky, I enjoy watching your videos so much. You worked the big brush pens like magic. The presents came alive. Thanks again.

  21. Just love your journal pages. I am so glad that you started sharing them. All the details are what make them so fabulous. And it makes me want to practice with my markers more. Just starting to get some of the big brush pens. Thanks as always for sharing. Wishing you and you family a Merry Christmas. and a great and creative New Year.

  22. What a cute layout. You have made me want to start an art journal. I think I’ll make that a New Years resolution. Thanks for being so inspiring. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  23. I was smiling from beginning to end ! Stunning and so much fun ! This is art journaling that I like. A piece of art !
    Merry Christmas !

  24. Your beautiful jounal pages are a delight and are exciting. I love watching you create the page..the thought process..and the COLORS. Also, I’ve learned gobs of techniques and how to use supplies and what to buy to play with on my journal. Your blog is the first one I open daily, in hopes you’ve made more beautiful things. THANKS.
    Merry Christmas.

  25. I refuse to jump through every hoop that Google keeps coming up with, so I can no longer leave comments on YouTube. However, I need to say FABULOUS ART JOURNAL PAGE! Thank you Vicky, and Merry Christmas.

  26. Hi Vicky. I like watching you while you’re creating your journal pages and I get inspired. Thank you so much and a happy holiday with your family. Love from Turkey.

  27. I just love your art journal pages. Each one is better than the next. You are truly talented. Keep sharing. Watching you create motivates me to try myself.

  28. It’s such a JOY to watch you create your art journals. You are so inspiring–I only wish there were more hours in a day so I could start one! I’ll keep visiting for more ideas and inspiration! Happy Holidays to you, Vicky!

  29. Hi Vicky. Not quite sure how I found your videos and blog, but I am thrilled. You are fabulous. Thanks you so very much for all the videos and blog posts. I hope to have time to view the youtube videos and then try a few new techniques myself. Thank you so very, very much.

  30. I have never seen a more beautiful work of art! Your Art Journal pages have inspired me to start my own. Thank you so much for your very detail tutorials! I love them and please keep them coming. You are such an inspiration.

  31. I cannot adequately tell you how very much I enjoyed watching this video. Your talent, and the ease with which you work, is so inspiring. I absolutely loved everything about your page. Lovely!

  32. Hi Vicky. I have just spent nearly a whole afternoon absolutely glued to your videos. I have watched two art journal videos and 8 card creations and I love, love, love your work. Thank you so much for sharing your crafty passion. Happy New Year. Lesley

  33. Hello Vicky,

    I looooove your videos and watch them very VERY often. Now that I also tried to do an art journal page, I was wodnering though how you keep your pages from sticking together after adding so much gel medium? Any tips? 🙂

    Keep up the awesome work!

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