Category Archives: Documenting Life

October Happy Planner Process Video and October Printables

Hello! Welcome Back! I’m glad to be back with a video to show you my process is creating the cover page to my Happy Planer for October 2018. Using the Happy Planner as a everyday memory keeper is one of my favorite projects. I hope to show you how I create the weekly pages to document the everyday! As I mentioned in the video, I have a couple of free printables:

Halloween Witch can be printed here

October Witch Printable Rebecca Hoot

Pumpkin patch can be printed here

October Pumpkin Patch Rebecca Hoot Printable

Here is the video to show you my process:

Happy Creating,

Rebecca

Intro to Junk Journal Your Christmas Series

 

Hello! Welcome to my Junk Journal your Christmas Series! In this video I introduce my plans for the upcoming video series “Junk Journal Your Christmas” I will be using a Little Golden Book for my Junk Journal and show you how I plan to bind it. I will have kits to purchase in my shop soon. Follow me on my blog, instagram and Facebook for upcoming schedules.

Thanks for Watching!

Rebecca

Published as a Trail Blazer

Me? Published! Wow I was so excited and thrilled to be even considered. My creative pen guru, Angel with PenGems suggested that I be interviewed for the publication out of Dallas, Texas called the Voyage Dallas Trail Blazers. I was sent a questionnaire with questions to answer about myself and my business along with any advice that I would give to anyone coming into business as a creative entrepreneur.

So first up, I had to know the meaning of a Trail Blazer, so this is what googled told me a person “who makes a new track through wild country, a pioneer, an innovator.” Now I know I’m not the first person to go on this journey, but I am the only one that is going on MY journey. I have to say in this stage of my adventure the number one thing I tell myself over and over is to NEVER EVER give-up. I took on this business motto back in 2012 when I decided to start my small business. Throughout my life I had started so many creative outlets, I took floral design, I started a handmade business right after my son was born, and I created different crafts and sold them to friends. All these times I just quit when it became too hard or I didn’t really know the next step. In 2011, I discovered blogs and it opened my eyes widely to so many creative types and finding my tribe. This is when my dreams began to take a direction, I believed that it is possible to do what you are supposed to be doing, in my case it’s being an artist, and make a living. Not as a starving artist but as a creative entrepreneur. Using my creativity to inspire others to create and have a whole lot of fun in the process.

You can find the online version of the article here

I ordered a printed copy of the article to put on my art studio wall to remind myself to keep moving forward, create the life you want!

Happy Trails,

Rebecca

Summer Journaling~ Week One Choosing your Journal

 

Hello! Hope everyone had a great Sunday and Mother’s Day! Here is central Texas we already have had extremely warm days and they will not stop now through October. Usually by the time mid-July through early September we are indoors in the air conditioning trying not to melt. However, I love welcoming summer through journaling! It’s a time for family, relaxing, taking vacations and really getting memories on paper. This year we are planning more staycations and looking to visit different museums, festivals and events close to home. I’m really looking forward to exploring and having new adventures. Similar to what I created at Christmas, I wanted to create a mini video series about Summer Journaling. So welcome to the first video in the Summer Journaling video series . I thought it would be fun to share some of my techniques and maybe inspire you. This series will include 6 videos to be posted on Sunday evenings, CST. In this video, I talk about past scrapbooks and journals I have used and what I plan to use this year. Let me know if you have any questions or I would love to hear how you are planning and documenting your summer!

Thanks for stopping by!

Rebecca

Week In a Life Traveler’s Notebook Cover 2018

Hello! I’m back with a process video of how I created a quick paint doodle to the cover of the Traveler’s Notebook insert I’m using to document a Week in A life. Also, in the video I also talk about how I plan to document and hope to post on IG and Facebook my daily documentations.

Anyone else documenting this week?

Thanks for watching!

Rebecca

Happy Planner Memory Keeping May 2018

 

Hello!!! Happy National Scrapbook Day, one day later! I am about 6 weeks behind in memory keeping in my Happy Planner so yesterday, laye evening I started working to get caught up. I created this video to show you my process of making a coversheet for the month of May 2018. At the beginning of each month in the Happy Planner there is a section to list your current happenings and a quote page. I like to cover the quote page with either a theme of the month or current pictures. For the month of May I created a collage of pictures to represent Mother’s Day. Here in my process video.

Thanks for watching!

Preparing my a “Week in A Life” Journal

Hello! It’s been a while since I posted a video, I’ve been so caught up in life changes, not necessarily a bad thing, but I’ll elaborate more on that later! Next month Ali Edwards is hosting another “Week in a Life” documentation and I want to prepare my journal so that I am ready!!  I mention in the video a site to find the log sheets and more about ‘A week in a Life” here is Ali Edwards site and here is the blog that has the link the log sheets.  I have been following along with Ali since 2011 and I absolutely love this project. I hope you are inspired to document your week and would love to see how you plan too. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in my next video!
Rebecca

Documenting Daily Life in my Happy Planner~ January 2018

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!
Rebecca

Documenting LIFE – Index Card System

Last year I purchased this set of “Journal index cards” from Tisa Creations. I decided this would be my journaling system for 2016 and each day I write a journal bit and add washi, die cuts and pictures. This has really helped me in filling the documenting and scrapbooking desire in my heart passion. HOWEVER I am still working on pictures and how to add them more to this process.

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