Oct 23

Touristy Thursday~El Meson, Austin Texas

El MesonI have to introduce you to El Meson ‘Real Mexican Food’. There are two locations in Austin, one off Burleson and the newer location at 2038 South Lamar where I met my husband last week. This part of town holds my heart, not only is it where my mother grew up but also the first apartment I shared with me sister was really close by. It brings back a lot of memories of fun and carefree days.

Beautiful Floors

So I say “Real Mexican Food’ because this is not Tex-Mex food, this is more authentic Mexican food. Choosing from the menu takes me away from my go to plate of  Crispy Tacos and has me eating cheese enchiladas and black beans. Oh my goodness, so good!

Great food

Besides the delicious food, check out these great floors

Love the floors

and I love the openness of the room

El Meson

Good Food, Good Company Great Lunch~ Rebecca

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Oct 21

Spooktacular!~ Mixed Media Girl Art

SamanthaWe are on the home stretch to Halloween, so I of course I had to create one of my BIG BODY Girls. Naming her Samantha from my favorite witch growing up (Bewitched).

The weather has cooled off here a bit but still not time to take out the tights and sweaters. My nights and weekends have been completely engulfed with getting ready for The Merry Marketplace Craft Show. I am so excited to get set up and see what happens.

I am still on the countdown for my 100 Canvas challenge for 2014. This is number 72… I can’t believe it. Wow it’s been fun, BUT we still have more to come. ~ Rebecca

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Oct 19

O is for Orange

This week’s challenge at Simon Says Stamp is about the letter O. This time of the year to me ‘O’ means Orange and October.  This is one of the simplest tags I have made and I absolutely love the outcome. The first step was taking a large craft tag and adding a layer of gesso, then using water colors to create a blue sky and green for the ground.

Watercolor

Using one of my FAVORITE Stamps that doesn’t get enough attention

Favorite Stamp

And little wisps of ORANGE to create leaves

Little Orange Leaves

A Perfect Autumn Quote

A great Quote

And of course a JUNQUE bow

Orange Tag

Simple, sweet and Autumnal ORANGE! Hope your have an OUTSTANDING October~ Rebecca

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Oct 15

There is a Cat in my Pumpkin~ Mixed Media

Black Cat in my PumpkinOf Course it wouldn’t be the season without a black cat and a jack ‘o lantern. This cute little canvas is number 71 in my 100 canvas challenge for 2014. The canvas measures 6″ x 3″. Also, last week I  posted on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts “Super Fluff” He is the same size and is number 70.

Super Fluff

I’m creating away my nights and weekends preparing for a craft show in November. I’ll be posting the details soon.

Hope you have a Super Fluff kinda a week~ Rebecca

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Oct 13

Organizing with a Composition Notebook

The Pile of Lists

I am a person that makes lists, lots and lots of lists. My problem is I have a tendency to have a pile of notebooks with scattered ideas, thoughts, lists and dreams. Last year I used a composition book and it worked out really well. BUT starting out this year I tried to minimize and purchased a large calendar with a place for notes in the back thinking this would work. Well, it didn’t and I haven’t used the note section AT ALL. to be quite honest I really have no idea why it just doesn’t work. So the solution, go back to the composition notebook. First you have to make it cute right? So I created this girl with paper and paint

Cute Cover

Since I am a weekend warrior in all of my creating and crafting, each two page spread is dated with a weekend

Two page layout

I was thrilled to find out these composition books hold more than a year. I was able to tab starting this October through December 2015. There are also tabs for Random thoughts, mixed media, Scrapbooking, Crafting and Kid’s Crafts

Tabs for all year

My notebook from last year looked like this:

A place to sketch

Holds ideas

So here is my notebook / list pile now…much more manageable right?!?!?

Manageable

Are you a list taker? How do you manage them?

Thanks for stopping by~ Rebecca

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Oct 12

Leaves for any Season~ Scrapbook Layout

This week’s Simon Says Stamp Challenge is Falling in Love…with the cooling weather and leaves changing color. I started out with this scrapbook paper filled with all different colors of leaves and this picture of my mom and son. When I first started this layout I really thought the photo was from Thanksgiving

Card Stock

To tone down the WILD background, I added lime green paint

Lime paint

And some stencil action with Dyflusion turquoise ink spray and decided to use untraditional “Thanksgiving” colors for the layers

Stenciled

and for the embellishments, I cut my own leaves

Cut leaves

And added details, I also added twine and wood veneer hearts to the layout. At this moment I discovered my son had an egg in his hands…so this was actually an Easter picture but hey the colors work perfect for that too!

Doodle

Sequins needed

Sequins

Added texture with my favorite stamp

Stamp

And here we have it…leaves for any season.

final Layout

~ Rebecca

 

 

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Oct 09

Touristy Thursday~ Warrenton October 2014

Kindred SpiritsOh yes another FABULOUS Warrenton trade Days down. This was my first year to go on the last day of the two and a half week antique junkin event. So with my friends, my happy face and my cart in tow, we headed out. I will complain about the LONG line to even get into Warrenton that took over an hour because it was WORTH every minute

warrenton

My goal was to find doll house furniture and a step ladder to use as a display piece and I found both. I also found these great glass chandelier pieces, can’t wait to use them in a project

Crystals

The mother load in vintage Christmas, unfortunately I didn’t buy one piece. This is on my list for next Spring

Christmas

This caught my eye, it had every piece attached. BEAUTIFUL!

Warrenton

The booths displays were also beautiful, this vendor here makes the wall angels out of repurposed items.

Warrenton booths

My friend Terri took this photo, love the BIG star, lights and tulle

Warrenton

Finished the day with a sweet snack

Snacks

Lots of walking, Lots of fun, interesting and beautiful things….Until next year

Warrenton

~Rebecca

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Oct 06

It’s a dinosaur? A monster?.. a Kookiness silly ?

KookieWhile playing around I created this Kookie little guy.  Almost every piece of art I create is from cut paper and in the case…everything…eyes, mouth and body. I finished off with stamps, paint and doodle pen. I think this would look so cute in a little boy’s room.

This is create on a 6″ x 3″ canvas and is number 69 in my 100 canvases for 2014.

Filling up my week with a little KOOKINESS! Rebecca

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