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October 2020 Newsletter

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.

Happy 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.

Here is the printable schedule and supply list:

This month’s FAVORITE thing is this AMAZING Polka Dot Tulle!

Wishing you a great October!! Rebecca

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!

July 2020 Newsletter

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary~ Pablo Picasso

Hello and welcome to July’s Creative Hoots Newsletter! This month has just flown by, and has had some unexpected moments and twists and turns. I am working on keeping a positive attitude and working on ways to add delight, happiness and color to my world! Also, let me introduce you to the star of the upcoming July CWR stationery/ planner/ journal kit! Miss. Smarty Pants!! She is so excited to be part of the next kit… I’ll give you a hint…SCHOOL SUPPLIES!!!

Let’s talk journals vs. diaries. I have always thought the two were the same, but they are actually two different explanations for both. The description I found is a a diary is used to record daily activities and document events that happened. A journal is more of a personal documentation that contains feelings, emotions, problems and used to examine your life. Overall keeping a journal or diary is a permanent personal record and should be respected. I fill my journal with quotes, drawings, memorabilia, ephemera, photos… this to me is called creative junk journaling!

Brazos and I have started a new project, The Dream Cottage. I say NEW, but in reality she has actually had the “The Dream House” dollhouse for several years. We have finally decided to “get it completed”, although I really see this as an ever changing project. It was in need of a paint job. Now to start on the floors, windows, lighting, etc. We are transforming the little sunroom off the kitchen into the “Sparkly Dream Room” Oh yes imagination is ready to soar!

Speaking of Imagination…. I recently signed up for an ecourse with Mindy Lacefield. “Mystic Unicorn School” embracing my innerchild in a land of make believe and having creative fun with rainbows, unicorns and GLITTER!!! I painted and put together a junk journal using a personal size ring planner. So FUN!!

Upcoming this month, Crafty Destinations and Kelly Bangs Creative are hosting another FUN virtual class for Decorating your bulletin board! I will be teaching a workshop on adding a little something sparkly to your bulletin board! Class Is July 23-25, 2020 so there is still time to register.


There was sadness this past month. Mr Fluffers aka Sonny Bunny, our orange super fluffy kitty past away. He was with us for 10 years. We had this Sun tat I painted a bright yellow and drew a little orange cat to shine on him. He was so personable, and is missed so much!

Summer Days are upon us, today the heat index is going to be 106 degrees here in Central Texas…WAH! BUT as someone that always tries to look on the BRIGHT side I created a fun little art doodle page of all the things I love about summer days! I wanted you to enjoy it to, so I created a printable sheet. These would be fun to add to create with!

New Favorite Thing this month~ My Caboodle for traveling with my paints!

Just another reminder, the DIY painting video will be coming up this month! Keep an eye out on social media to the announcement! Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Rebecca

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