Nov 18

Makers Gonna Make

Makers Gonna MakeI found the hashtag #MakersGonnaMake on instagram a while back and I have to say this could sum up my life for the past few months…years… My mind is always thinking, planning and dreaming about what I’m going to make next. I had a dream last night about making my cat art into an Advent Calendar…doesn’t that sound cute…for all the Cat Ladies out there? I’m beginning to think of goals and ideas for 2016, and plan on using my Happy Planner to set at least three goals a month. I haven’t literally sat down to create these goals but the ideas are in my head. First though it’s a time for family and celebration, Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas four weeks away! I am currently working on my December Daily/ Journal your Christmas…here is a sneak peek of the cover… yes making it into a work of art :)

December Daily

I have really just skimmed the Christmas Planning. We have come up with our theme this year, Country Christmas, we will be decorating with lots of greenery, pinecones and red raffia. My Christmas Planner pages are set, now I only need to fill them with all the thoughts in my head. I keep waiting for the perfect opportunity of quiet time with a cup of coffee.

Christmas Planning

Truth be told, the show business…that is craft shows having been taking a toll on my time… I might have just over booked myself a wee bit. I have one more show this Saturday and another on December 12. So I am REALLY looking forward to the next two weekends to get the house cleaned and decorated for the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!!! I plan on doing a detailed blog post on what I have learned from my year of craft shows in the new year.

Craftshow set up Boerne

(Here is a photo of my set up at the Boerne Handmade Market)

One more update, I have fallen in love with the new planner/ stationery kits I have been making. These were a custom order from my long time friend that is a teacher. I plan on having lots of these in my ETSY shop soon.

Planner Kits

Well, I’m off to paint a few more items before this weekend’s show. Thanks for stopping by, Rebecca

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Nov 17

Sweetly Themed Snail Mail

Sweetly themed Card Hello and I’m back with another Snail Mail Idea. I have created a fold out card that is sweetly themed. Sweetly themed? Yes! It includes a package of hot cocoa and a peppermint Candy Cane. I used pinks, reds and white colors throughout the card and peppermint stickers. Perfect little card for a Sweet time of the year! Check out my video and I’ll show you the process

Thanks for watching and LIVE Sweetly!~ Rebecca

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Nov 10

Santa Claus ~ Mixed Media Ornament

Santa Canvas DSCN0807 (525x415) DSCN0809 (525x433)This year I made a Santa Claus ornament. I has so much fun creating  this mixed media piece. Santa Claus’ beard is made of modeling paste so there was LOTS of texture. As with all my art pieces, his hat, eyebrows and mustache were created from cut paper and then embellished! Yes he is available in my ETSY Shop, Link in side bar!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! ~ Rebecca

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Nov 08

Faux Christmas Cracker

Faux Crackers Christmas is upon us, and I wanted to show a fun way to make DIY Christmas Crackers. I have created these Faux Christmas Crackers for many holiday occasions. I cannot take credit for coming up with the idea, I actually purchased one from a shabby chic store in Smithville, Texas called Feather your Nest. They are no longer a store front but can be found at Warrenton Trade Days. I absolutely loved her store and these Christmas Crackers have been something I have made for tea parties, teacher and friend gifts and now for snail mail. They can be filled with candy, stationery accessories, trinkets and now a note. Here is my video on how simple these can be made.

I hope you are inspired to send a fun Christmas cracker to someone special!

Christmas is Coming, Rebecca

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Nov 06

Happy Planner~ Plan with me

Plan with me Happy Planner (525x385)

I created a Plan with Me video in my Me and My Big Ideas Happy Planner. This is a walk through video of my process of weekly planning. It’s a raw video with mistakes, but there is nothing a sticker can’t fix right? This process of planning out my week on Saturday or Sunday evening’s has really kept me organized and on top of my weekly to do’s. Plus I love decorating with washi and stickers to create a happy weekly layout. I have been using a lined notepad from the Target Dollar Spot Bin to help in creating daily lists to keep my business organized. Here is my Video:

Thanks for Watching!


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Nov 03

Snail Mail Ideas #4


Wax Seal for envelopesHello and I’m here with another Snail Mail idea using Card Stock and Wax Seal. This idea is from my childhood. My friend and I use to write letters and create envelopes from folding notebook paper and fussy cutting Christmas paper for decorations. This was before I had scrapbook paper and stickers to make my letters pretty.

Wax seal for Envelopes

In this video I also played around with wax sealing…fun!

I hope you enjoy the video and are inspired to create snail mail as well.
Thanks for watching!

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Nov 01

Hello November

November MantelHello friends and Happy November! This month is full of busy times including getting ready for upcoming Art and Craft shows and Holiday craziness but I want to remember to slow down and enjoy the moments. The month of October has had some of the most bizarre weather here in Central Texas. We went from having the hottest weather to the most recorded flooding ever! So what’s in store for November? Well I don’t know about the weather but I’m in for a storm of Arts and Craft shows. The next three weekends it’s full of shows: Boerne Handmade Market on November 7, 2015,

Boerne art Market

Cedar Park High School Holiday Bazaar, November 14,

and the Westoak Woods Baptist Church Christmas Bazaar in Austin on November 21…. Let the Merry Making begin! I started a new Christmas Planner this month and have listed a few extras on Etsy.

Christmas Planner Kit

I am also selling custom planner tassels, I love the way these look on my planner plus I really enjoy making them.

Planner Tassels

This month I will be putting together my December Daily and Journal your Christmas Album. I’m pre-making the pages, so I will just need to journal and add photos. We (my daughter and I) are planning on getting creative for Christmas, lots of handmade Country Christmas Crafts. Every year we select a theme for decorating, and this year it is Country Christmas. I’m seeing lots of greenery, reds and browns with a touch of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by, Rebecca

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Oct 25

Creating Stationery with Stamps

Stationery Using Rubber StampsHello! It’s Sunday and I’m back again with another Snail Mail idea, Creating Stationery with Rubber Stamps. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved stationery and one of my favorite things is the letter writing boxes that come with the paper and matching envelopes. These little boxes of stationery goodness have almost become a thing of the past, but I recently found a Peanuts with Snoopy set at the Post Office. This prompt me to think of a way to create the same concept using plain paper and envelopes. What better way then to use Rubber Stamps, washi tape and marker for decorating. In this video I will show you a super easy and quick way to make your next letter a bit more special. I hope you are inspired!

Thanks for watching and happy snail mailing!~ Rebecca

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