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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~ 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:

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

Nostalgic Summer Memories~ Video 6: Documenting without Photos

Welcome back to the final video in the Nostalgic Summer Memories. We have covered all Five of the senses this last week, sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. In this video I wanted to just get creative with you so I am going to document a few stories without photos. These are just a couple of random stories I have of past summer memories. I’m using marker, index cards, ephemera bits and stickers to decorate these stories. Thanks for following along in this video series and I’ll see you in my next video!

XO, Rebecca

Nostalgic Summer Memories~ Video 6: Documenting Using TOUCH

Hello and welcome back to video number 6 in the Nostalgic Summer Memories Video Series. In this quick video I show you how I documented TOUCH with stories about family that has touched my life. I added photos and pictures of grandparents and stories from summer pasts. Thanks for watching!

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