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Paint with Me~ Halloween Junk Journal Cover

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!

Halloween Junk Journal set up

Hello and Welcome back to my Channel! In this video I am putting together a Halloween Themed Junk journal. I have gathered papers and fun ephemera and will be filling it up with all things cute and spooky. I am taking a Happy Haunts class by Mindy Lacefield so I plan on filling my journal with the artwork I create in her class! Come along and let’s get spooky!!! I am using a personal size ring bound binder to fill up with all the things!

Halloween Junk Journal 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 5: Documenting Using TASTE

Welcome back to video number 5 in the Nostalgic Summer Memories Video Series. In this video I show you how I documented TASTE with recipes from my grandma and my FAVORITE cake ever! So many options to document about the tastes of summer!

Creative Junk Journaling-Adding Frosting aka Fun Accessories

Hello and welcome back to the final video for the Creative Junk Journaling Series. Please note, I will be having many more videos showing different ways that I Junk Journal, but this video completes this series! I hope you have been inspired and wanted to create something fun for your planner or journal. In this video I am jazzing up my Traveler’s Notebook with all things shiny and bright. I have moved into my Strawberry Shortcake TN for my Birthday Month and wanted to add my favorite FROSTING!

Traveler’s Notebook from JennifulCreations on Etsy; Charms from Preppy Planner Cat on Etsy

Thanks for watching and see you in my next video!

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 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 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

Creative Junk Journal Series- No.2 Layers

Hello and welcome back to video number 2 in the Creative Junk Journal Series. My plan in this series is to basically film different ways I like to journal. In this video it’s all about layers. The first half of the video is creating a page in my current March Junk Journal, it’s about staying home this week and the second half of the video is creating a divider page in an inspiration planner I am creating for an upcoming event. I hope you are inspired to create something magical and layered up!

Thanks for watching!!

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