WELCOME to VSM Designs/Boards of Distinction where you can CREATE BEAUTY for yourself or as a gift. Check out the new ideas VSM Designs has to offer both here and in the Menu, under PROJECTS, also, check out the workshop dates and times under CLASSES.  



 LIMITED EDITION WORKSHOPS  **SPACE IS LIMITED  TO 12 each day, SO SIGN UP TODAY.  When you host your own Limited Edition private party of 6 or more guests, you will get your’s at half price.  Call for other available dates 920-883-8511 and leave a message

WORKSHOPS:  Interested in scheduling a birthday party, “girl’s” night out, bachelorette party or couples night at Boards of Distinction?  Maybe you have a Girl Scout group or Church group that you would like us to come to you? We can do that!  We have many options to make your event a time to remember. Call for more information VICKI  920-883-8511. 





 CHRISTMAS IN JULY-Purchase one of the many pre-made sign or gift ideas in the workshop in the month of July and get 25% off the given price. Some samples are even already marked down, so better savings!!!  TO MANY TO SHOW, CALL TO STOP IN AND SHOP OR BOOK A WORKSHOP AND SHOP THEN!!


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2018 Limited Edition Workshops

Only available for a limited time!

Limited Edition


New Welcome Packer sign

New Packer “Welcome” sign, 12″x72″ and can be personalized with your name instead of “we are Packer fans” or “green & ”gold”  This sign can be painted on the back at another time with a Seasonal theme or ??? for an additional cost (minus cost of board) Contact Vicki for details or any questions.  920-883-8511


#101 BEGINNERS BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) $50** includes 8 oz. paint of choice. You must be able to carry in by yourself and in one trip.  Any questions on this send a picture or call Vicki 920-883-8511.

#102 INTERMEDIATE BYOP  $60 includes the use of my paints this time;  if Swamp Mud is needed for laminated or shiny or smooth surfaces, and additional $1/ounce of Uncle Jeff’s  Swamp Mud will be charged.

#103 Advanced BYOP $10.00/hr workshop fee plus paint and supplies cost. (we will measure supplies in ounces for cost usage)

With all BYOP Workshops, you will learn proper application of paint, and use my glazes and top coats. With #102 and #103 you will use my paints, new products and learn some new techniques.  Please Understand:   ** If  your surface is a shiny, laminate base or just needs some extra coverage, we will have Uncle Jeff’s Original Swamp Mud available to use so the paint will adhere better, instead of sanding or stripping your piece.   Free, if it’s your first time to experience this, otherwise $1 per ounce extra or purchase your own bottle for $22 to use for future use.



Boards of Distinction workshops are all about “creating beauty” with family and friends and then enjoying it for years to come. This year I am introducing you to Miss Lillian’s No Wax Chock Paint products on both signs and furniture. This wonderful paint company offers 130+ colors and many other exciting products to give your old furniture a brand new look.  As a retailer, I can order you any color or product, not on hand, with free shipping!

What is provided?

♦ aprons to protect your clothes
♦ water and soda
♦ encouragement, help with ideas and techniques, pleasant atmosphere


What is the process?

1. Select sign online,distress, sand, and stain your raw wood.
2. Apply the stencil and paint.
3. Affix hardware for hanging.

How do I register?

  • Online payments made with any major credit card through PayPal site
  • Please note that registrations close three days before the start of each workshop.
  • Children age seven and above are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

I hosted a group class with Vicki 2 years ago and it was the first class that included men! She was an awesome instructor and made artists out of us all. Since then she has made me a lot of signs for my home! She is very talented and makes sure everyone is happy with the end results. I hope to come back to another class soon!

-Mary Kay

Marinette, WI

I absolutely love all of Vicki’s ideas. I’ve made a couple signs already and am coming back to do more!  Also, you do them on your own and make them the way you want!  Vicki is an amazing teacher and is there with you the whole time answering any questions you have! Also, she gives advice on what colors go together and little things to add to your project to make it different. Even if you don’t think you can do it, trust me you can!  It’s fun, a great environment, and an all around awesome experience!


Pound, WI

A friend invited me to come make a sign which I went reluctantly. I became hooked and am now a regular!!!
I’ve made many signs for gifts and my peeps and can’t believe how great they are! Vicki makes it so much fun  that I even booked a family event, so they could experience it as well.


Lena, WI

I went for my sisters bachelorette party and had an amazing time! For all of us being first timers,  everything turned out beautiful, thanks to all the help that was provided! Thanks to Vicki for helping make it all special!   We will be back!


Coleman, Wi

My first experience at VSM Designs was awesome! We went for a Limited Edition 3D pumpkin workshop and it was well directed. The class was small, easy to listen and understand  and get help, if needed. We will definitely be going back for more board nights.


Peshtigo, WI

My daughter and I had a wonderful time! It was very laid-back and fun environment. Even though we had no idea what we were doing, Vicky made us feel like professionals! Thanks for the great mother-daughter bonding time, memories like this last forever! We will definitely be back!


Coleman, Wi

VSM Designs is a fun and creative way to spend a few hours! Whether you want to make something for yourself or as a gift you should check this out. Vicki has such a great variety of different signs to make along with always coming up with new ideas – pillows & sleds for example!
I have gone there with my friends, my grandkids, and just by myself and really enjoyed each creative session!


Pound, WI

We had my daughter’s 7th birthday here! Vicki is so organized and prepared. The two hours went very smoothly and the girls’ boards looked awesome! My daughter felt so special with the novelty board Vicki made for her while we were there. Highly recommended!


Pound, WI

I’ve enjoyed going to classes and making Christmas decor this past year designed by Vicki owner of VSM DESIGNS/Boards of Distinction. I made a sled with our family name and a present trio for our front porch. I was able to choose from a wide variety of colors to make my project compliment our home. I added beautiful embelishments to my finished projects.  The workshop was very comfy and I can’t wait to go back for my next project!


Coleman, WI

My home is decorated with signs and decor that either Vicki made or I made at one of her classes. I LOVE her creativity and uniqueness. Her new ideas keep me wanting to come back and make more one-of-a-kind items and memories. I always leave with a beautiful product and totally enjoy my time spent with her!


Pound, WI

Looking forward to the new ideas Vicki will have for us this year!   LOVE everything she’s created and I’m sure there’s more great things to come.


Peshtigo, WI

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