Hello, 2018!! Yes, yes, we know it is almost April, but we’ve been so busy producing YouTube videos for you, that we forgot to tell you about them!! Starting in January we’ve been producing weekly card-making videos and monthly planner videos!! We also plan to share our progress in "The Love Jac Scrapbook Challenge of 2018” with you, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Make Art To Mail
Make Art To Mail is our weekly how-to card making tutorial. I show you how to make a handmade card with just a few supplies and some time to sit and connect. We believe art has the power to make you happy. We hope these videos inspire you to make some today and mail some happiness to a friend.
Each video is dedicated to a person in my life who has made a positive impact. I love sharing these quick stories as a way to thank those people for making my life better. I hope hearing these stories allows you to reflect on the wonderful people in your life as well.
If you’ve been watching, thank you. If you are just hearing about this now - Great News! There are 11 videos for you to binge watch! The full breakdown is below…
Plan Your Creative Time
Each month we are sharing a planner video where we discuss all things productive and creative. If you’re like me, you don’t have a lot of time to sit around and think, “hmm…what should I do now?” I’ve found the best way for me to fit creativity into my life is to schedule it in. Plan Your Creative Time is your personal pep-talk to find that time for yourself to get creative. Each month has its own challenge to inspire and expand your creativity. Plus, I show you what I was actually able to fit in from the month prior.
In January we discussed my planner system, how to turn your to-do’s into creative opportunities, and the benefits of chunking up your time. January’s creative challenge was WORDS!
In February we discussed the benefits of knowing what actually has to get done and my obsession with stickers. If you secretly enjoy watching the show, Hoarders, this video is for you!! I share with the creativity I fit into January, which included watercoloring, my daughter’s birthday invitations, and a fun after-school craft. Inspired by Valentine’s Day, February’s creative challenge was HEARTS.
In March we discussed my love/hate relationship with the word hustle and using my monthly planner to celebrate little wins. I share some of the fun creativity that went into planning my daughter's birthday party and how a creative unique date was as good for our marriage as scheduling personal creative time for myself.
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Now here's the Make Art To Mail Breakdown…
In this video I show you how to use markers and just one word to create a card that will make an impact as soon as your friend opens their mailbox.Supplies:
3 different colored writing utensils
This video is dedicated to my BFF Lindsay. Big shout out to all the moms out there doing everything and making it look easy, cause I know it’s not!
In this video I show you how to use magazines to make a vision-board style card that will connect with you friend!
This video is dedicated to BFF Katrina (yes I have multiple BFFs). Her eye style and design has always inspired me!! Do you have someone in your life who has always inspired you?
In this video I show you how to make the perfect card for when you can’t find the right word to say…and only an emoji will do!!
yellow card stock
red card stock
This video is dedicated to my friend Amanda. We met when we first became moms! Our mommy group will always have a place in my heart…and in the emoji world it definitely brings out the “crying with gratitude” emoji. Amanda always responds to my instagram posts with the perfect emoji!! Do you have a favorite emoji?
HEART CUT-OUT CARD
In this video I show you how to make a simple heart cut-out using a quick home-made stencil. We will use newspaper to give it that nostalgic feeling a newspaper evokes. The envelope on this card also has a peek-a-boo window that is sure to get your friend's attention.Supplies:
scrap piece of paper or a stencil
brightly colored piece of paper
envelope and packing tape
This video is dedicated to my husband Chad and our early days of dating...going to church, reading the paper, walking around Greenwich Village, and daydreaming about the future. I feel so fortunate we are living out these dreams today. I seriously didn’t know it would be THIS great!!
In this video I show you how to use two shades of ink to create an ombre effect. I matched the card and the envelope so it is all coordinated!Supplies:
two shades of ink in similar colors
your favorite stamp
This video is dedicated to my crafty soul sister Anushka! There’s nothing like a friend who shares your same interests. It’s so fun to get excited together about planners, stickers, and washi tape!! But, truthfully, it’s her friendship that means the most to me! I hope you have someone like Anushka in your life!!
In this video I show you how to create a heart envelope that is sure to make your friends smile when they open their mailbox.Supplies:
fun card stock for envelope
card stock for card
This video is dedicated to my dad! I’m totally a daddy’s little girl, even now in my 30s!! He helps me talk through any situation I’m dealing with. Do you have that one go-to person you call when you need to talk through things? My dad has this talent for listening to how I feel and then gently giving me some advice.
In this video I show you how to use a pencil eraser to stamp perfect little circles. We will make a quick heart stencil and use it to make both a filled-in heart (for the card) and an outlined heart (for the envelope).Supplies:
thick card stock
pencil with an unused eraser
This video is dedicated to my cousins Kate & Rose. Isn’t there something amazing about hanging out with family! I hope you get to spend some quality time with family this week.
RAINBOW MARKER STRIPES
In this video I show you how to simply tape markers together to create a clean design. Once you have them taped, let your creativity go and see what else you are inspired to create!
markers in rainbow color
This video is dedicated to Creative Mornings. Do you guys know Creative Mornings? If not, your life just got better!! Check them out here. Also, their podcast is so good!!! Here are two of my favorite episodes: Dallas Clayton & Tiffany Pratt. Thank you, Tina and the whole Creative Mornings' community, for fostering my creativity and introducing me to so many other creative people I have been able to connect with!
RAINBOW THANK YOU CARD
In this video I show you how to make a rainbow thank you card with a wooden stamp and my FAVORITE rainbow ink pad! Plus, I use my wash-tape supply to create a beautiful corresponding envelope!Supplies for Card:
ink pad in the colors of a rainbow
Supplies for Envelope:
washi rape in rainbow colors
This video is dedicated to Rachel Hollis!! In her words she built a multi-million dollar company and a google search bar!! I discovered her about 6 months ago and she’s been inspiring my every since. Her book Girl Wash Your Face just came out. It was her podcast Dais, that got me hooked! Her energy is contagious and her belief in her tribe is sincere. Check out her YouTube channel here. Some of my favorite videos are this one and this one! Thanks Rach for giving me the pep-talk to start this YouTube channel!!
RAINBOW OIL PASTELS
In this video I show you how to use oils pastels (aka Craypas!) to enjoy creating a simple rainbow postcard.Supplies:
water color post cards
This video is dedicated to my cousin Perego. He’s an incredibly talented artist living in Florida. For our wedding he painted us the most incredible portrait and then had all the guests add to it at the reception. If you ever have a chance to watch him perform live, please do so, you will have an incredible time. You can check out his website here.
RAINBOW CARDBOARD POST CARD
In this video my daughter Georgia and I will show you how to make a fun rainbow post card that anyone would love to get in the mail!! It was so much fun creating together. We hope this inspires you to make something with someone soon.Supplies:
bowl (with a 6 inch diameter)
markers in rainbow colors
I let Georgia dedicated this video and she chose her brother Conroy!! It was so sweet and sincere. And demonstrates exactly why I love this girl so much!!