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Hello! One of my goals for the New Year is to start blogging, I use to blog ALOT about 3-4 years ago and I really miss it. I loved posting craft projects, places I’ve visited and blogging is where I discovered my love for creating art canvases. Today I want to talk about how I plan to document / scrapbook the everyday using a large Happy Planner. I absolutely LOVE scrapbooking and document life using pictures, papers, paint and all the fun creative media. I have used the concept from Project Life to take a photo a day and sometimes it happens and sometimes not, but I’m thrilled to have January complete. Here are the layout pages:
January Introduction Page
What’s fun about the Happy Planner is it has a place for important dates, plans, and current events or what is currently happening at the beginning of each month.
Week One~ January 1-7
Surprisingly ,I didn’t take as many photos this week, I think is was due to the fact I started a new job which requires a hour commute to and from Austin and having symptoms from CEDAR fever! UGH!
Week Two~ January 8-14
We celebrated my daughter Brazos’ birthday this week and quite possibly we celebrated the entire week! This week was the start of Girl Scout Cookie Season and starting and finishing a Science Fair Project.
Week Three~ January 15-21
This was such a cold week, I used paper snowflakes punched out from a Daphne’s Diary Magazine and added twine with a sparkle snowflake to add a bit of dimension. Love that I took lots of photos this week!
Week Four~ January 22-28
This was the week I had the flu..wah! It was awful! However, my sister was looking through old photo slides for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary and she sent me all these fun photos from when we were kids, so I added them into this weekly layout.
That’s a wrap for January. I hope to film a process video soon for documenting in my Happy Planner, so stay tuned!
Hello! I’m so excited to show you my creative business planner set-up. This planner is filled with inspiration and eye candy for me to dream and plant ideas for my creative business. Unlike my everyday planner, I’m filling this one with lots of ephemera and pretty papers to inspire my creativity. In the video, I talk about goals and plans I want to work on to build a stronger business as a creative entrepreneur.
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Hello! It’s been a while since I posted a video mainly due to being sick almost the whole month of January and February is just flying by! I recently spent the weekend at my parents hours to celebrate their 50th Anniversary and posted a photo of my journal supplies on instagram. There was a request to create a video to show the supplies I travel with, believe me when I tell you I use to bring the kitchen sink! I have learned to minimize especially for trips that I may or may not get a chance to be creative. If I was to go on a crafting weekend, I probably would still carry the kitchen sink lol!
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Oh Wow! Valentines is two days away! Have you mailed your love letters to your friends, family and sweetheart? This year the planner group, ATX Planner Addicts, exchanged Valentine Happy Mail, so it was fun having someone to send some sweet sentiments to. I wanted to create something that would easily fit into an envelope and ship well. I actually got the idea from an Esty Shop called a Pocketful of Sparkle, making envelope paperclips! I used the mini envelopes that came in the February Planner/ Stationery Kit.
I filled each envelope with little bits and bobs of paper flowers, sequins and a teeny tiny
I attached the paperclip to the inside of a mini card I created using a Jar shaped punch. The jar I filled with flowers and tied a piece of baker’s twine for the top.
Packed then up in pretty little envelopes and added a tag I found in the bins at Target in the Dollar Spot area.
These little letters were made with LOVE and I hope the recipients enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed making them!
Happy Valentines, Rebecca
Hello! Lately I have been inspired by Celeste from "Precious to Me" on Periscope and Instagram to paint my planner! This has been so fun and I’m beginning to think I want to paint all of my planners!!
In this video I used a Recollections ring bound planner from Michaels. I started with a coat of Gesso and used Acrylic paint and Jane Davenport’s Mermaid Watercolor Pencils to paint the girl image. I plan to add more to the back ground and once I fill her up I will post a flip through video! If you want to follow the process of filling her up I will be posting Sneak Peeks on Instagram and Facebook!
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First let me say YAY!!! I am so excited that I have completed this year’s December Daily! Several years I haven’t quite completed it and I regret it every time, so I am thrilled to wrap a bow around this journal! In this video I walk you through the day to day and what I documented this Christmas. Things did not quite end up how I had expected but that is Life. Every year is different in one way or another! Are you completed with your December Daily? If not do not despair there is plenty of time to get those memories down even if it is June of this year!
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Hello and welcome ALMOST to the NEW Year! In this video I talk about the One Little Word process and Close out of 2017 and saying Hello to 2018. Each year I sign up with Ali Edwards and follow her prompts for keeping my word ‘ALIVE" throughout the year! Although I may not complete each month I love the fact I can go back and revisit the prompts to bring the word back into my life. For 2017 the word never "escaped" my everyday. CHANGE was a huge part of my life and my family’s life. This year my word is LEARN. Check out the video and I will show you my process.
Find Ali Edwards at www.aliedwards.com
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Hello! Now that things have settled a bit here from preparing for The Cherrywood Art Show I have a moment to show how I created a page using a cut out from a photograph. I’m a few days behind, but not to worry! My trusty planner is keeping up with my stories!
How I your December Daily going?
Thanks for watching! Rebecca