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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!

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

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