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October “Baking Up Joy” CWR Kit

Here we are half way through the month of October! How is that possible? I wait so long for this time of the year and now it’s zooming by!! So let’s capture each day with jounaling, scrapbooking and documenting. The October ” Baking up Joy” kit is now available! Check my Shop to purchase

Happy Creating!, Rebecca

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

Nostalgic School Day’s Memory Video 7~ When I Grow Up

Welcome to Video 7 in the Nostalgic School Day memory documentation. Today we are documenting about “What did you want to be when you grow up? I’m writing a letter to my older self from my younger self. I created an envelope for my letter like I use to in elementary. As I mention in the video, I will be coming back to do a final flip thought and add bits here and there.

Nostalgic School Day’s Memory Video Three~ Transportation

Welcome back to Video Tree in the Nostalgic School Day memory documentation. Today we are documenting Transportation! Did you ride the school bus or the city bus to school? Did you walk or your parents drive you? Here is where you will tell a “Transportation” story. Below you will find a printable bus/car school template. Paint yours either of color of the vehicle you were transported in. I was a school bus rider and my story is about how kids aren’t always nice and like to pick on others (me). Keep in mind, not all the stories you document need to be rainbows and butterflies there are thunderstorms that will are part of your story too. I hope you are inspired to tell your story and have fun creating!

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.

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!

Nostalgic Summer Memories~ Video 3: Documenting Using HEARING

Hello and welcome back to Nostalgic Summer memories using your senses. In today’s video number 3, I am showing a way to Document using your sense to hear. Music and television was a big part of our summer as a kid and in this video I show how I am documenting them. It’s very different then what it is now because once the good shows were over then boredom kicked in. Thankful for my sisters so I did have someone to play games and other activities. I created a pocket envelope and mini junk tag that resembles ice cream and the ice cream packaging.

The printable template for them is available on my blog under the post for this video.Hope you are inspired to create using the sense of hearing.

Ice Cream Envelope
Ice Cream Template

Thanks for watching and see you tomorrow when we talk about smell! Happy Creating, Rebecca

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