Introduction to Documenting Nostalgic School Day Memories Video Series~ Bonus Video

Hello! Welcome to the first video in “Documenting Your Nostalgic School Day Memories” In this video I am showing you how I plan to document and the supplies I will be using. Everything is packed in my Magical Backpack! Also, below you will find a print out of the topics for the series. The Series will run August 9-15th! Each day we will also have a fun project to create and add to your journal/scrapbook/junk journal (however you are planning to document). Are you ready for some fun? Me too!!!

Printable file Below:

August 2020 Newsletter

Quote of the Month: Don’t wait for a magical moment; go out and make your own~

Loving the feel of this month’s “Enchanted Forest” theme for the CWR Stationery, Planner, Journal kit! If you are not familiar with the kit, they are available every month on the 15th at 7:00 am CST. For the August kit, I wanted to create a kit that just touches a little on the season of fall. I wasn’t ready to rush into the orange, red and gold. ALTHOUGH..believe me I am ready for all the Autumn Feels!! So, I wanted to introduce the feels of and enchanted forest with bears in bow ties, foxes with party hats and whimsical party paper crowns!

In order to set the mood for the chanted forest I created this super FUN paper crown. I would love for you to make one too! Here is the pattern and supplies I used and a step by step video!

DIY Paper Crown Video

Now to touch on this past month, I also had so much fun painting and decorating my magical train case, in the video series “Paint Your Train Case” This is still available on YouTube. The inside has to be my favorite! I can change out the art and quote behind the elastic band. Oh it is so fun inside.

A new video series in the works! Mark your calendars for August 9-15, 2020 for documenting Nostalgic School Day Memories. I’ll be posting details soon.

The Mystic Unicorn School with Mindy Lacefield is still going on, I am so gratefiul I signed up for this class! It was the perfect fix for my inner child and getting me though the HOT summer! Oh my gosh we made these most fun envelopes from cereal boxes. So fun!!! Inside is a UNICORN letter of encouragement to yourself.

With Autumn right around the corner, I’m going to be updating my website with all things fall and Halloween theme. I plan to have everything uploaded by August 15th along with this month’s CWR kit. (save on shipping costs)

Time for a “Favorite Things” One of my most used product in most of my projects and art, because everything needs SPARKLE is this Glitterific Paint! They can be found at Hobby Lobby and Walmart. They are one of my FAVORITE THINGS!

Thanks for stopping in and Happy August!

Paint your Train Case~ Let’s fill it up~Video 7

Hello and welcome back to a bonus video of filling up my train case. In this video I’m pretending like I am going to a fun artsy crafty weekend and taking my magical suitcase with me. I have filled it up with paints, pens, stickers and ephemera. So let’s go and I’ll show you what I’m taking with me.

Paint your Train Case~ Final Touches~Video 6

We did it! We have made our Train Case all your own. In this video I show you how I make final touches and plan to seal the artwork on my magical traincase. As I mention in the video, plan to continue to add bits of artwork so I won’t be sealing the “body” of the train case just yet. Also, I plan on coming back and adding one last video to this series to show you how I plan to fill it up with all my on the go Art Supplies! Thank you so much for joining me on this adventure. I hope you had fun! See you soon!

Paint your Train Case~ Decorating the Inside~ Video 5

Ready for some fun??? I lost track of time while working on the inside because it was so FUN!!!!! In this video, I’m all about making the inside of my whimsical magic train case..just that..WHIMSICAL AND MAGIC! I want to open it up and be inspired to create and SMILE! Keep in mind that this can be an ongoing project and doesn’t have to be completed 100%. It can be added to and changed. I hope you are inspired and have fun creating your special inside.

Paint your Train Case~ Painting the Whimsical Details~ Video 4

Welcome Back! Sorry for the delay in posting this video. I had a few issues! Today we are back to start all the fun and whimsical details to your design. In this video I’m all the details and layers to the existing design. I also am adding some of my favorite quotes to my magical suitcase! I hope you are having as much fun as I am! Tomorrow we start working on the inside!

Paint your Train Case~ Paint your Design First Layer~ Video 3

Hello! Today we are back to start adding our design and the first layer of paint. In this video you will see me painting on the sketched designs. This is adding the first layer of design. In tomorrow’s video we will be adding additional color and dimension to your design. I really am having fun just painting on camera and showing you my steps. I hope it is helpful and inspiring! So excited that you have joined in on the fun!

Paint your Train Case~ Let’s Get Started~ Video 2

Welcome Back to the Paint Your Train Case Series! In this video it’s preparing your traincase to be painted. We are adding gesso, your first coat of background paint and sketching out that you plan to paint on your train case. This video will also take you through the first steps in painting your train case. The plan is to have a completed traincase all your own by the end of the week! So excited that you have joined in on the fun!

Intro~Paint your Train Case Video Series-Supply List

Hello and welcome to the New Video Series~ Creating a Whimsical Train Case. If you do not have a train case, you can use a paper mache box as well! I wanted to give a suggested supply list. This is another project that you can use up your stash as well.

  • Acrylic paint~ choose your colors
  • Paintbrushes~ several sizes, large for covering big surfaces and thinner for finer details
  • Gesso
  • Pencil for sketching
  • Black pen for outlining (Micron Archival Ink)
  • Sealant: Liquidix Matte Medium or Collage Pauge
  • Paper~ hymnal pages, one sided cardstock, napkins, tissue paper, book pages, diecuts, ephemera
  • ribbon, lace, pom pom trim, material
  • Glue for Trim (Fabri-fix)

The plan is to add paint and designs to the outside and beautify the inside with papers and trims. Here is a quick intro video:

Chalkola~ Chalk Markers

I’ve been given the opportunity to try out and use the Chalkola Chalk Markers and host a GIVEAWAY! I have to say I pretty much LOVE the markers! The company sent me a set of 30 markers along with a mini chalkboard. If you followed the Summer Nostalgic Series I used it to introduce each of the videos. I have also used them quite frequently on my large dining room chalkboard. Here is a short video showing you how fabulous they are:

Here is the writing I created for the 4th of July large chalkboard we have in our dining room.

Now for the best surprise! Chalkola has offered a GIVEAWAY for a set of their 30 Chalk Markers. (Please note the giveaway is available to US, UK and Canada entrants only) *if winner selected in Canada, only a 21 marker set is available and the UK would win the mini chalkboard stand. Here is how to win:

1. Subscribe to Chalkola https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC73SQh4Ry2JZ-gw46e3DzZA

2. Like this video! 

That’s it! Winner selected next Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 6:00pm CST.

Also, Chalkola has offered a 10% discount . The 10% discount on their website http://chalkola.com/ use code:  REBECCAH10  
If you are purchasing on their Amazon Store, you can use the discount code: CHALKOLA10

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