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Maker’s Creative Collab Beach Journal

Hey Sweeties,

I joined the hop again with P. M. Artist studio and a bunch of other makers for the month of September and the Striking Sticks. This was so fun and I was happy to be back. It was like the idea to use sticks as a spine was there and waiting. If you remember the August project I did for Mrs. Sonya of Artsy Solutions and Multimedia Crafts Digital, I used sticks. I tried to make a raft, but my sticks were too small and it did good as driftwood.

As you can see, both projects are beach themed, but this one was a little more scary than the August project. Have you ever done something once and tell yourself you can’t do it again? This was one of those moments. I was so scared. I did it though and I’m so proud of myself. Would you believe that I painted another beach scene after this?

For this project I used jute twine, Himalayan pink salt, texture paste, gesso, paints, cheesecloth, coffee dyed paper, one of my digitals called My Desk Travel Journal, and my Bakers & Crafters sprays. I do have a flip-thrpugh video and a four part process video series. If you’d like to watch those, I’ll post the videos below.

Journal at the Beach Flip-Through | Thelisha’s Journals #makerscreativecollab 

Journal at the Beach | Process Video No. 1 | Thelisha’s Journals #makerscreativecollab 

Journal at the Beach | Process Video No. 2 | Thelisha’s Journals #makerscreativecollab 

Journal at the Beach | Process Video No. 3 | Thelisha’s Journals #makerscreativecollab 

Journal at the Beach | Process Video No. 4 | Thelisha’s Journals #makerscreativecollab 

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What’s December Really Looking Like?

Hey Sweeties,

It’s December 1st, and it’s time to get the ball rolling. There are so many things going on this month. We have The Cookie Club, the Makers Creative Collab with P.M. Artist Studio, giveaways, and the upcoming Ephemera Swap for January. Let’s break this down in order.

The Cookie Club

The Cookie Club’s theme is The 12 Days of Christmas. For those participating, I’ll be videoing each cookie design. I may use stencils, my projector, and I may even freehand it; who knows. Either way, it goes; something is going on the cookie. I’m going to keep it sweet and simple. There may be a bit of artsy stuff going on there, but it’ll still be fun.

You have until December 20th to sign up and get your box. Be sure to check the pinned Cookie Club post at the top of the main blog page to sign up.

The Makers Creative Collab

If you haven’t been keeping up with it over the last three months, you have no idea what you’re missing. In the Makers group and on YouTube, creatives are showing their stuff. So, without giving too much away, I’ll be making another cookie! Yay! Just like the cornucopia, this is something I never made before. Mixing baking and crafting is fun and challenging when combining the two and creating something entirely edible.

Holiday Giveaway

Shannon from Hot Mess Crafting on Facebook is having a giveaway. I’ll be one of the small businesses giving away a prize to her one winner or one of her winners (don’t quote me in the number of winners. lol).

The Ephemera Swap

I’m hosting a swap in January where those participating will make ephemera and swap with a partner. There is no minimum amount of pieces to be made. Partners can discuss that. Be sure to check out the PICS page for more information. If you have any questions, feel free to fill out the contact form on the Support page.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions about the events above, visit the Support page and fill out the contact form. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Notes-vember Day 30

Hey Sweeties,

It’s day 30 and we’re about to step into December. Before we close out Notes-vember and move into the next month, ask yourself some questions about your process and progress.

  • How do you feel about yourself? Are you proud of yourself? Has the love for yourself grown stronger?
  • What changed? What stayed the same?
  • What new routines/habit have you started/built?
  • How many new people have you met and interacted with?
  • How have your existing relationships changed? Have they grown? Has anyone walked way? Did you let anyone go?

The list of questions are endless, but all you need to do is ask yourself the ones that matter. Don’t ask yourself the “safe questions” because you’re afraid to ask the ones that require digging up and letting go. This is your time to put it on the tablet, look at it, talk about it, and move it to the “out bin.”


Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.

Byron Katie

Reflection & Thank You

I greatly appreciate those that took the time to read for the entire month of November. I appreciate those that visit this sometime down the line.

I hope this 30-Day journey of motivation and reflection boosts you in whatever way you need it to. The tool is here, its all about how you use it. Tell yourself what you want, what you need, and where you want to go.

What’s Up With December?

December Daily… For the month of December, I’ll be participating in the December Daily with Bree from 1134 Press and other journalers. I’m not really a journaler, but I feel I can learn and do it in my own way based on the prompts given. I didn’t post my journal for Notes-vember, I’ll likely share the December Daily because it be too personal.

Be sure to check out Bree on YouTube at 1134 Press. She does great work and her channel is so peaceful.

She has all kinds of informative videos. From book binding, to how to start a journal, and how to find things to make your journal with.

The Cookie Club… I’ll also be having The Cookie Club: 12 Days of Christmas thing going. If you’d like more information on that, visit the sticky post at the top of the Neatsuites blog or visit the PICS page.

Makers Creative Collab… I’ll be participating in another collab with the Makers of Mixed Media Art/Artists group on Facebook. There’s a gaggle of us YouTubers that post our processes or the a showing of the final project. Not to forget about the sneak peeks and teasers posted until the big day. If you’re into mixed media and all other types of artful goodness, be sure to check P. M. Artist Studio on YouTube. I’ve learned so much since watching their channel.

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Makers Creative Collab: Stuffed Stuff

Hey Sweeties,

Today is the day for the Makers Creative Collab hosted by P. M. Artist Studio. This is the third collab I participated in. The first two being a simple project using specific items and the Spooky Scrolls.

This project was almost an inedible project that I would do at my desk, but some time last week, I decided to whip out the baking skills and go cookie.

I felt it would be best to make a cornucopia. I never done it, didn’t know how I was going to do it, or if it was going to work. I just did it. I started off with making two boxes, but decided against it.

100% edible. All cookies, icing, and food coloring. My kids are going to enjoy this one.

Here’s the playlist for the collab: Makers of Mixed Media Art/Artist #makerscreativecollab