Welcome to Video number 6 in the Creative Christmas Series! Today is all about creating with BELLS! I love the sound of jingle bells at Christmas! I was inspired by this project from when I created jingle bell bracelets for my daughter’s girl scout troop when they were going to sing carols at the Austin Library.
In this video we are creating three different Jingle Bell project. I love the pens and pencils you can buy with the jingle bells at the top, in this video I show you how to make your own. We are also going to make a paperclip junk charm. These are so fun because you can theme them anyway you like. Endless possibilities. Most of all have fun and let’s JINGLE ALL THE WAY! Rebecca
Welcome to the next video in the Creative Christmas Series. today we will be making Mixed Media Paper Angel Ornaments. I have included a template below with a sheet of music paper, and the ornament size along with the shape of the angel dress. In the video I use a paper doily that can be purchased at any craft or baking shop. If you are unable to purchase one, cardstock or paper can be used as well. Have fun creating your sweet little angel! Rebecca
Hello and welcome back to the Creative Christmas Series! Today is all about picking a childhood memory from Christmas and recreating it. For me that is coloring in a new coloring book with a brand new set of Crayons. Every year my mom would give me and my sisters a Christmas Coloring book and a brand new set of Crayons. We would lay on our stomachs under the Christmas tree and color by the twinkle of the Christmas Lights. Also in the video I show a quick flip of my scrapbook I kept when I was about 13 years old. Christmas brings on all the nostalgic feelings! Have fun “being a kid” again in choosing your memory! Rebecca
Hello! Welcome back to the Creative Christmas Series. Today we will be making an Artsy Paper Chain! When I started looking for projects to create in this series, I asked Facebook and IG followers about what they loved creating as a kid. So many mentioned the Paper Chain Countdown where you tear off a chain link a day to count the days until Christmas. So let’s be a kid again and make a Paper chain! I thought it would be fun to add paper bits to each chain link and once I tear them off use them in my journal as the days, for example Day 1, is December 1st. These are super easy and fun to make. See below for the free printable of the round Peppermint Numbers. I hope you enjoy the video and creating!
Hello and Merry Christmas! Welcome to Day ONE in the Creative Christmas Series. Today I will be going LIVE on You Tube at 6 pm CST! I will be showing you Creative Station Set up along with creating a Christmas Wand! We cannot start the season without adding a little of whimsical magic! See below for a template I will be using to create a wand for my journal. I will be using a colorful paper straw for my wand handle, but you could use a wooden dowel rod, Popsicle stick or even just rolled up paper. Go to your stash and see what you have! Hope to “see” you tonight!!
Hello! I am so excited for the Christmas Season and ready to jump into getting my Decembers Daily and Christmas Planner Organized. I know this year is going to be soooo different then Christmas Pasts due to not having so many events and gatherings, BUT I do plan on keeping the Christmas spirit in my heart and documenting my story. Here is a video of the first steps in setting my journal ready for the season!
Also, as I mentioned in the video I have these Christmas Words Planner Printabuyou can use too!
November Quote: I am Grateful for what I am and have. My Thanksgiving is perpetual.
Hello November! Wow this season has just been zooming by..I’m afraid the upcoming months will be bittersweet. Here we are in the most wonderful time of the year but still dealing with the Covid Virus. One of my favorite things about this time of the year is getting together with family for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, this year we have decided to not gather for Thanksgiving. I would rather have many more holidays with my parents and by pass this one year. Although, I miss them dearly! So wish me LUCK in preparing a DINNER for just us which will include turkey, trimmings and home made rolls.
Now on a more positive note, I am so looking forward to the Creative Christmas Video Series! It will start Saturday, November 7th! Print the schedule and supply list here:
The CWR (Create with Rebecca) Kit was switched up in October. I had originally had “Hark” scheduled but after a few emails (I appreciate everyone’s feedback) I switched the kit to “Baking up Joy” and “Hark” will not be released this month on November 8th.
I have began my December Daily Journal and will be creating a blog post and You Tube video to show you the content. I plan to document a little differently this year. I plan to add daily doodles and photos following these list of prompts. The December Daily is one of my FAVORITE projects!
Shop Update: New Stickers, prints and postcards are coming to the shop! Be sure to watch Instagram and Facebook for updates!
I wanted to offer a printable for November, so I created a page of words and a few drawings that can be cut out and used in your journals or notebooks!
Here we are half way through the month of October! How is that possible? I wait so long for this time of the year and now it’s zooming by!! So let’s capture each day with jounaling, scrapbooking and documenting. The October ” Baking up Joy” kit is now available! Check my Shop to purchase
Favorite October Quote: I’m so Glad I live in a World where there are Octobers
WOOOO…OOOOO…. went the wind and OUT went the lights and the FIVE Little Pumpkins Rolled out of Sight! Who remembers that song? We use to sing it all the time as kids. Hello October! Aren’t we lucky to live in a World of Octobers! We have been blessed to with cooler weather which has been perfect for being in the most wonderful time of the year. Our mantel is set for Halloween and I want to really work on our front porch.
I believe our small community is still planning our Halloween festivities which is taking the kids on a hay ride from house to house. You have to get your house on the stops because we all live far apart from each other. I want to make my house as FUN as possible. Speaking of FUN I wanted to create a cute little project for you to color and either use in your journal or add to your Fall decor. Here a “Build a Scarecrow” you can color and cut out or use as a template to make one from pattern paper or felt.
Projects I have been working on lately is a new way of Journaling and keeping my planner. I started out creating a Happy Journal as a ‘catch all’ for all the fun ephemera I have. I wanted a place to paint, glue and add bits without rhyme or reason. Well it soon turned into my FAVORITE Book that I want to use as my calendar and journal. It’s an old Betty Crocker Ring Cookbook that I refurbished. In my Instagram stories are steps in creating the journal.
I have also been painting a fun and whimsical parade, I can’t wait to finish them up… super cute and fun product line coming!
The October 15th CWR kit will be the Christmas Kit. This kit will called “Hark”. The art for this kit is inspired from a photo of my mom when she played an angel in her family’s Christmas Program.
As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter, a new video series is coming in November, A Creative Christmas.
I have limited kits in the shop. The kits are filled to the brim with everything you will need for the series PLUS additional fun Christmas items.
Hello! A continuation from my last video, I am painting the cover of my Halloween Junk Journal! I am currently taking a class by Mindy Lacefield called Happy Haunts. So fun to create something different then what I typically paint. This is a beginning to end video of me painting the cover to a personal size planner. I am using it as a Halloween Junk Journal! So grab your coffee/ tea and paintbrushes and let’s create!