June 2020 Newsletter

Live in the Sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hello and welcome to the vert first “Creative Hoots” Newsletter! I am so excited about starting a Inspiring, Creative, and Fun publication. My thought process is to share projects and ideas I am working on; tips and tricks; what is inspiring me and offer printables for you to enjoy too! I feel this newsletter will be continuously evolving and hope you enjoy the ride with me!

Here we are in June with all the feelings of summer along with Father’s Day and my birthday month! Here in Texas, we have already had almost temperatures in the 90’s. The beginning of summer is all grins and carefree days but as we approach the end of July it becomes unbearably hot, dry and just plain miserable and I’m waiting for cooler days.

I recently joined a art club from Tricia Robinson called the God Made Girl Club and I am loving it. She talked about giving yourself permission to be YOU! So I have decided it is time to add color EVERYWHERE! Projects I haven’t painted, I’m going to paint and things I have been too ‘scared’ to paint, I’m going to paint. I’m so excited to have my colorful light shine.

My Permission Slip

First Colorful project I have completed is adding color to the front porch, I purchased these fun pin wheels from Hobby Lobby. Painted the pots with Ocean Blue Chalk Paint and spray painted the white river rocks, pink, yellow and blue.

Painted pots with Pinwheels!

I’m in progress of finishing up this train case painted in candy colors. I’ll be having a video series soon on steps on how to paint your own.

Hand Painted Train Case

Summertime Nostalgia~ New Video Series will be coming this month. Starting on June 8-June 14, 2020. I think being at home so much over this quarantine time and finding a box full of childhood photos has made me remember how fun and carefree past Summers were. Here is the schedule:

Nostalgic Summer Memory Guide

June 15th’s CWR Kit~ Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Do you remember the homemade popsicles that you could make with Koolaid? Another Nostalgic memory. I painted an assortment of popsicles with watercolor and acrylic paints to use however you like. I made a banner using beads for the coffee bar

and a fun little banner for my planner

As part of this Newsletter, I wanted to have a section where i show a tip or a favorite thing I am loving at the moment. Right Now I am LOVING these Prima Watercolors “The Classics” The colors are so vibrant and they have a PINK! Perfect!

Thanks for stopping in on the very first Creative Hoots Newsletter! Be sure to mark your calendars for next weeks’ Summer Nostalgic Documentation! XO, Rebecca

Creative Junk Journaling~ Video 9: Ephemera

Welcome back to Video number 9 in the Creative Junk Journaling Series. Let’s just say I could go on and on and decorate with ephemera. It is just so fun. I really didn’t know where to start because there is SO MUCH fun ephemera..old, new, vintage, colorful, shabby chic, retro… endless possibilities!

Creative Junk Journaling~ Video 8: Paint

Hello and welcome to video number 8… the wonderful glorious PAINT!! I have to say using paint in my journals is one of my favorite techniques! In this video I paint a girl for the current times…staying home.

I always love creating different images, no two are ever the same. I hope you are inspired to paint too!

Happy Journaling! Rebecca

Creative Junk Journal~ Video 7: Texture

Hello and Welcome back to Video 7 in the Creative Junk Journal Series. In this video I’m adding ribbon, felt and different textures to my planners and journals. There is endless possibilities when it comes to creating with material and adding to your pages. I hope you are inspired to create with texture too!

Happy Journaling!

Creative Junk Journaling Series~ Video 6 “Stamps”

Hello Creative Friends and welcome back to video number 6 in the Creative Junk Journaling Series. In this video, I am talking about and showing you ways to use rubber stamps. They are really a favorite and can be used is so many different ways. What i like about them too and stamps can last FOREVER and reused and reused. I hope you are inspired to create today!

Thanks for watching! Rebecca

Creative Junk Journaling No. 5 Prepping Pages

Hello! Welcome back to Video No.5 in the Creative Junk Journaling Series. In this video I am prepping pages in my journal. What this means is to add paper, paint and other journaling supplies to pages to prep them for the upcoming days. I love to use this technique especially if I have purchased paper or ephemera to go with a particular event. In this case I have Easter and my dad’s birthday. This also gives you an idea on how to start decorating your pages.

Thanks for watching! Stay Safe and Healthy, Rebecca

Easter Printable~ Vintage Postcards

Hello and Happy almost Easter! One of my most cherished possessions is a box full of my great grandmother’s postcards when she use to write her friends and sister. They are all dated from the early 1900’s. I can’t tell you how many times I have flipped through them. I love the graphics and stories they tell. I wanted to share a few of my Easter favorites with you to be able to print out and use as stationery or in your journals/ planners!

Wishing you a Happy and Safe Easter. I hope this brings you joy among this crazy quarantine time!

Happy Creating! Rebecca

Creative Junk Journaling No.4~ Book Pages

Hello and Welcome back to Video 4 in the Creative Junk Journaling Series. This video is all about using Book Pages in your Journal. I use all types of book pages but in this video I am focusing on children’s books. I understand if there is apprehension about tearing up books. I have a solution.. watch to see. I’m having so much fun creating these videos for you, I hope you are inspired to get creative!

Thanks for watching! Rebecca

Creative Junk Journal Series- No.3 April Traveler’s Notebook Set-Up

Hello and welcome back to the Creative Junk Journal Series No. 3. In this Video I show you my monthly routine of setting up the “Journal of the Month” In this case it is April. I show you a few techniques for securing an extra thick journal and adding a pocket page protector for additional pockets to add sparkle to your journal. This is one of my favorite things to do each month. To create and start a new journal! it’s like having a new beginning. Thanks so much for following along in this series, I hope you are inspired to CREATE!

Thanks, for watching! Rebecca

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