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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 No.1~Creative Station

Yay! Hello and welcome to Documenting our Summer Nostalgic memories Video series! This series will run for seven days and each day will give examples of how to document using your senses! Sight, Hearing, Smell Taste and Touch. The idea of this project came to me while digging through an old box of photos. This project can be a combination of past, present and future summers. It can be used to document summers when you were a kid, summers with your kids or grandkids, or just random memories of summer’s past. I love the idea of documenting about your favorite nostalgic movies, food, or events that you want to remember. Endless possibilities! In this video, I will be showing you my journal I plan to use and my “Creative Station” with all the things I plan to document with. A free printable is located on the blog, posted on Sunday, June 7th. . Thanks for watching and I will “see” you tomorrow when we will be talking about sight!


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 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!!

Junk Journal Your December Daily Video 2

Hello and welcome back to Video Number 2 in the Junk Journal your Christmas / December Daily 2019! This series is all about using your Christmas Stash! In this video I’m using lace, ribbons and a variety of fibers to create a PINK tree within my journal. As I talk about in the video I am dreaming of a pink tree this year, even if only in my journal! This is a project that can be created with all sorts of different papers, ribbons and of course lace! I hope you are inspired to create a tree too! Thanks for watching!

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