Apr 24

Scrapbook Summertime Adventures

Springtime is here and for me it’s time to start thinking about vacations, summertime day trips and summer adventures. Of course as a creative documenter I’m also thinking of ways to scrapbook these adventures. One of the ways I like to document is by creating mini albums filled with ephemera, photos and journaling. I created a short video as a flip through of some of my mini scrapbook albums.

I hope you are inspired to document these summertime vacation memories!

Rebecca

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Apr 19

Watercolor Backgrounds for Traveler’s Notebooks

Watercolor BackgroundsOne of the ways I create colorful backgrounds in my journals and traveler’s notebook is using watercolors. This technique is one of the easiest ways to add color and shading. I created a quick video on how I use watercolor for backgrounds in my traveler’s notebook for listing…

Happy Creating, Rebecca

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Apr 11

DIY Personal Size Traveler’s Notebook

Personal size traveler's notebookMy latest obsession is these Personal Size Traveler’s Notebooks and what is so great is they are super quick and an  easy DIY project. The supplies needed is cardstock, 26-32 lb white paper, graph paper, lined paper or even watercolor paper, a paper cutter, long armed stapler and you can create your own.

Journal and list notebookLately I’ve been using these for journaling and for the Lister Gotta List, I love the size they can fit perfectly in you purse, planner, or notebook. Of course I love adding some cute cats to the covers too.

Decorated Traveler's notebooks

I created a short video to show the steps to creating these DIY Personal Traveler’s Notebooks. I hope you are inspired to make some of your own!

Happy making, Rebecca

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Apr 03

Hello April

Planner TasselsApril is here and I’m still wondering what happened to March! So many changes have happened this past month I am definitely ready for life to settle down a bit. My One Little Word Adventure continues, this past month was about making a collage using magazines with pictures and words. I decided to make a mini collage in my journey journal.

Journey Journal

My word cultivate has been sparkly right before my eyes! My life has taken a turn for the better in order to nurture and cultivate my home and family. I have a job now closer to home which means more time to create, be with my family and sleep! No kidding about the sleeping part! Ha! I actually started working in my yard and flower beds and that can just make going outside feel good.

Cultivate the GardenEaster came and spending time with my family is such a cherished time. I took a lot of the photos with my new iphone which was erased today after plugging in my phone to my computer and backing it up. It erased all my new photos and uploaded all my old photos. So confusing! I was able to salvage a handful from my regular camera. Boo Hoo!!!

EasterWhat’s on the Agenda this month? Well I spontaneously applied for a handmade art show in Austin in May, so I hope to find out something this week if I was accepted. I’m looking to revamp my booth so I’ll be stalking Pinterest this month for new ideas. I’m currently working on a new product line and really need to focus to get it done! Part of it involves using my Silhouette Cameo which means playing around and learning the software. This has been such a challenge for me but I am not giving up! I need to plan more time playing around and figuring it out.

Happy April and here is to not giving up! Rebecca

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Mar 27

Scrapbooking Life using Index Cards

Hello and Happy Sunday! I haven’t done much Scrapbooking this year but I am keeping up with the everyday using these this index card system by Tisa Creations. On each card I write about the everyday. I’m still working on ideas on how to incorporate photos into the system. I have added a few but I want to use more. Here is a quick video showing you how I’m using this system.

Thanks for watching! Rebecca

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Mar 24

Pipsticks Sticker Subscription Club

Did you know there is a subscription sticker club? I received some happy mail this week which included my monthly subscription from Pipsticks. I receive their monthly sticker kit filled with all sorts of fun stickers. Each month has a themed and the month of March is all about weather including rain drops, clouds and rainbows! I thought I would create a short video to show what stickers are in this months pack. You can view it here

Learn for about Maureen and her awesome sticker club here.

Sincerely a sticker addict, Rebecca

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Mar 23

Spring Time Decorating

Spring Time MantelIt’s Spring Time! So it’s time to add bunnies, eggs and flowers around the house. My daughter actually helped me with the mantel, I thought she did a beautiful job with the grass and eggs! Do you see the white bunny banner? It’s made of wood and a purchase from Target Dollar Spot for $3!

I love an Easter tree! I’m actually a BIG fan of keeping a “Christmas” tree up all year and decorating it to match the seasons!

Easter TreeAND of course an umbrella wreath! I actually created this umbrella several years ago and blogged about it here. Changed up the flowers a bit, I might actually go back to the tulips because after seeing the old picture I REALLY love them!

Umbrella Wreath

And of course my Spring decorating rolls over into my planner. I created a video showing different ways make fun and inexpensive accessories, you can watch it here

And of course we have our plastic eggs filled with candy ready for the Easter bunny!

Filling up Easter Eggs

Wishing you all are having a Super Sparkly Spring!! Rebecca

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Mar 19

Where is the World have I been?

Rebecca VickIt seems like forever since I posted a blog post and I have to say life has been a little CRAZY lately! So many changes, but hopefully things are going to settle down. I’m ready to get my focus back! I guess the biggest change has come from my day job, after 13 years with the same company, I found a job in the town I live in. What this means? I’m not commuting 2 1/2 hours a day to Austin!! Woo Hoo!!! Austin has GROWN so much and from the time I started driving the famous Highway 71, the toll road and the Austin Airport has created so much traffic to where it has become ONE BIG traffic jam. They are constructing another toll road to make it ALL better but my sanity has been on the line! HAHAHA!!! It was time for a change. My new job is ten minutes from home and two minutes from my kid’s schools. This is priceless! You may ask, What will you do with all that time? My plans are to Focus and CULTIVATE my side hustle of being a creative entrepreneur. I have so many new art ideas and creations I want to make with my art. One of them is making pretty fun additions to planners

Webster Pages plannerSo I’ve been up this morning setting goals and making lists! Let the fun Begin!!!

Rebecca

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