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San Diego Family Photography {Rodriguez Family Sneak Peek}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego family photography, family photo session, family photography, beach, outdoor, natural light, golden light Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego family photography, family photo session, family photography, beach, outdoor, natural light, golden lightPhotographing beautiful families at the beach on a lovely winter day makes me happy! This gorgeous family was a blast to work with and I’m so glad we had the opportunity with good weather! We had rescheduled because of bad weather the previous week and we definitely lucked out!

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When Mrs. Rodriguez contacted me to inquire about a photo session, she explained that her oldest daughter would be home from college for a short period of time over the holidays and she really wanted a family photo while the whole family was together. I love that she thought about it and we made it happen! They’re a very loving and sweet family and I’m so happy I had the chance to meet them!

I loved working with the Rodriguez family and hope they enjoyed the experience!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2016 photo session!

As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Make It Monday // Christmas Card Swap

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What do you do when life gets so hectic and you can’t keep up? Fun stuff gets pushed down the list of to do’s. Sometimes they even get pushed out to the next month! And that’s why I’m sharing a Christmas Card post in January :)

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Welcome to another Make It Monday! I’m so excited to share a creative post with you this week! Even though Christmas has come and gone, I still wanted to share this cute snowman card! Isn’t he adorable?! I love when companies make great products and include awesome stitched detailing on their dies!

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I decided to make a simple white card with die cuts to make the shaker card, but I also wanted to add a little extra oomph, so I embossed the face of the card with a fun snowflake embossing folder from Darice. It really ties it all together!

And every time I move the glitter and beads in the shaker, I swear it gives the snowman a different face, lol! I didn’t create a video for this card, but you can see a similar style card in this video I made using palm tree dies!

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I hope you enjoy this card and are inspired to create! Especially with all the snow certain parts of the US is experiencing, might be fun time to make some snowman shaker cards! I think this would be fabulous with a “baby it’s cold outside” sentiment! What do you think? What sentiment would you add instead of a Christmas sentiment? I’d love to hear in the comments!

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Thanks so much for stopping by! Please continue the Make It Monday circle and head on over to Karen at Photos Kept Alive! Karen’s sharing a couple of her creative team layouts! Being on a Creative Team and sharing projects for them is such a fun way to find out about new companies! Be sure to check out what scrapbooking fun Karen’s been up to lately!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for 2016 planning! And use coupon code CLICKYCHICKDREAMS to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 1/31/16

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San Diego Newborn Photography {Baby McKinley Sneak Peek}

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Newborns are amazing little angels to photograph! Every time I have the opportunity to photograph a newborn, and celebrate their welcome into our world, I’m reminded how blessed I am in so many, many ways! Not only to get to work with these fresh little humans that are filled with so much promise, but I’m thankful to get to do what I love. I’m thankful to the families for trusting me with their precious baby and sweet memories. I’m thankful to be a mommy, no matter how nutty day-to-day life with two young girls can feel. I’m thankful for the path God has put me on and his continued blessings and direction. I’m thankful for beautiful natural light and cozy sleepy babies. And one of my favorites…I’m thankful for sweet new baby smell <3

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego newborn photography, family photo session, family photography, baby girl
Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego newborn photography, family photo session, family photography, baby girl
Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego newborn photography, family photo session, family photography, baby girl Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego newborn photography, family photo session, family photography, baby girl
Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego newborn photography, family photo session, family photography, baby girl

This sweet little angel McKinley and her family were such a treat to work with! They are super fun, loving, sweet and silly… definitely a great family to enjoy my morning with! I loved photographing this sweet family and I hope they enjoyed the experience, too!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2015 fall session!

As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Make It Monday // Ombre Card

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MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Welcome to another Make It Monday! I’m so happy to share this easy and quick card with you today!

One of my favorite card makers ever is Jennifer McGuire. And one of my favorite challenge sites is Simon Says Stamp! The minute I saw Jennifer’s most recent card, I knew I wanted to make my own version for the Ombre Challenge. I was inspired by the simplicity and elegance in Jen’s card and couldn’t wait to jump in! And the other thing that really inspired me was the Lasting Hearts card drive – a card drive Jen has organized for collecting cards for those who have recently lost a baby due to miscarriage. I can’t wait to make some more to send for the collection <3

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COLOR
I used three Distress Ink colors (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar) and applied the colors directly onto the card stock.

HEARTS
Using the Heidi Swapp heart stencil and Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold, I created the background hearts onto the card.

SENTIMENT
Using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hearts and Hello dies, I die cut the heart from vellum and hello from gold paper. I glued it all down and stamped a sweet little sentiment to finish the card.

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Thanks for joining me for this week’s Make It Monday! I hope you enjoyed my quick card! I think it took all of 10 minutes to make it and I can’t wait to share it! Now be sure to head on over to check out how Karen at Photos Kept Alive is changing her templates to make new, fresh layouts!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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San Diego Family Photography {Reilly Family Sneak Peek}

This gorgeous young family was super sweet and definitely a blast to photograph! Their little boy was hilarious! Not only was he giving me some priceless expressions, he was seriously cracking me up! There were some dogs walking by in the park, and when I asked him what doggies say, his response was a raised finger to his lips and shushing! lol! Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego family photo session, family photos,, Balboa Park, real photos, family candids Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego family photo session, family photos,, Balboa Park, real photos, family candids Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego family photo session, family photos,, Balboa Park, real photos, family candids Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego family photo session, family photos,, Balboa Park, real photos, family candids

The holidays came and went at warp speed! I was fortunate to meet lots of families this holiday season and photograph them at some of my favorite San Diego locations. I’m so happy to finally get to share these with you! I’ll be sharing lots of sneak peeks in the next few weeks of some of the 2015 photo sessions that haven’t been shared yet! This adorable young family is getting me back on track of sharing sneak peeks!

Taking the time for family photos is so important – we all know that time absolutely marches on, and next thing we know, phases, expressions, and little babies are a distant memory. I’m honored to capture families young, old and everywhere in between!

I loved working with the Reilly family and hope they enjoyed the experience!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2016 photo session!

As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Make It Monday // Dreaming of Planner Stickers!

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Welcome to the first Make it Monday of 2016! A new year means it’s time for a new planner! Planner girls, can I get an high-five on that?! Woot woot! How exciting is it to open up and start using a new planner?! Seriously, I just love it <3

Of course, I’m still in love with the Inkwell Press Planner and I was lucky to get my hands on a 2016 Classic before selling out! I started with my 2015 Inkwell last spring, and by mid-summer, I was happily making stickers to decorate and organize my life!

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One of the areas that has really helped me is the monthly Mission Board. I’m able to set goals and keep them top of mind. Since they’re monthly, it’s a nice way to break my big goals into smaller, more manageable, and more attainable goals. What works for you to keep on track with your goals? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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Every month, I create a new set of themed stickers that compliment the color scheme in my planner, but have my personal look and flair :D  There are over 30 sticker sheets designed each collection, so this is just a very small sampling! For January, I decided to have fun with hot air balloons, dreams, and more! To see the entire collection, head over to my Etsy shop here!

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Along with the decorative stickers, I love using functional stickers to help keep my schedule on track!

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And a new design I added this month are these cute “Plan Time” stickers! The Inkwell Press planners have 4 themes that rotate throughout the year, so these will be great throughout 2016!

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If you’re interested in seeing the rest of the collection, head on over to the Clicky Chick Creates Etsy shop! I’m excited to work on more collections for 2016 and my goal is to share those here monthly! Can I get a woot-woot?! :D

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16I love the creativity in the planner world and I have to admit, that for me, it started in the crafty world, particularly in scrapbooking and cardmaking! So I’m super excited the my sweet friend Alison of Alison Day Designs is sharing a Valentine’s Day card project with you! And it’s not your typical red or pink…how about some blue with Alison for a Valentine’s Day card? Why not! Be sure to follow the circle and see what everyone is up to for today’s Make It Monday!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you.

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Wishing you all fabulous 2016 and a lovely week! May it be filled with love and beauty!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c