Connie Hanks Photography // // Pumpkin love notes, have courage and be kind, quote, inspirational, Cinderella, Top Dog Dies

Make It Monday // Pumpkin Inspiration {Top Dog Dies}

MakeItMondayCircle-FALL2015Welcome to another Make It Monday! Did you think I forgot?! Ha, no forgetting, just good-crazy-busy with photo shoots, photo edits and of course sticker making for my Etsy shop 😀

Just a quick post sharing a cute idea for using the Top Dog Dies Pumpkin Die Set. You know the lunch box love notes I’ve shared here and here? Well, I can’t help but make some new ones using the adorable pumpkin dies and one of our all time favorite movie quotes “Have courage and be kind” – can you place the movie? Huh, huh, huh?

Connie Hanks Photography // // Pumpkin love notes, have courage and be kind, quote, inspirational, Cinderella, Top Dog Dies

From the modern Cinderella movie! The story is fairly consistent with the original Disney animated version, but It’s beautifully real – the way it’s filmed and the way the story unfolds, just beautiful! If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch it! And really, you don’t even have to have little princesses in the house, or be a princess or queen yourself! Ha! It’s that good!

I used the die set to cut the pumpkins from glitter paper and double sided paper for the scalloped circles. Then I glued the pumpkins onto the patterned paper, centering the pumpkin as much as possible. Hand writing adds a nice touch to the custom pieces, then laminated and scallop die cut out the larger piece, leaving a little edging. Easy peasy! Connie Hanks Photography // // Pumpkin love notes, have courage and be kind, quote, inspirational, Cinderella, Top Dog Dies

Well, I hope you enjoyed the Halloween weekend and are now enjoying fall! I’m looking forward to a little cooler weather and getting some cozy clothes out for cooler weather. This coolness might only last a few days here in San Diego, but I’ll enjoy every little bit of it 🙂

I love linking up at Simon Says challenges – and the “Anything Goes” and “So Glossy” challenges are perfect for this!

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!

PS. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for November planning! And use coupon code HEYPUMPKIN15 to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 11/15/15


And if looking at the stickers above makes you drool a little, then you must be a planner girl like me 😀 Did you miss PlannerLove when it was live? Well, don’t miss the replays! They’re on sale right NOW for only $29 (that’s $50 off retail price) when you use code SAVE50 – head to to get the details!


You’ll get 7 hours of planner classes on everything from Planner 101 to embellishments, from stickers to couture planning and more! Click here to check out the details before this amazing deal is gone on FRIDAY, November 6th.


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Calling All Planners! Don’t miss it!

Calling all planners! Whether you’re new to the planner craze or looking for some creative ideas to spruce up your planner or calendar, True Scrap PlannerLove is for you.

My friend Lain Ehmann of True Scrap asked me to join five other leaders from the planning community teach you in classes like Planner 101, Planner as Memory Keeper, Planning on the Go and more. I’ll be teaching you how to make the most of the adorable printable stickers you can find online or design yourself, and I’m so excited!

True Scrap Plannerlove is a one-day, online, LIVE event on September 19th. All six classes will come to YOU via the magic of the Internet in a state-of-the-art web room. You’ll watch the class demonstrations, chat with the instructors and other students and leave with more planner ideas than you can ever use ­­— all without leaving your house.

You’ll learn from planner experts such as Vienna Ortiz, Florence Antonette, Judy Lam, Rachel Park, Cara Vincens, and me! And rumor has it that Cori the Reset Girl may drop in and show us some peeks in her own personal planner.

Are you looking for something new to do with the papercrafting supplies you already have on-hand? Pull out your planner (haha!) and mark down September 19th.

Sign up today and I’ll see you there!

Live (and plan) creatively!

PS. PlannerLove will be here in just a couple weeks, but the $50 savings on registration (using code PLANNERPARTY) goes away TODAY, 9/2! Seriously, if you’re a planner, or are considering jumping into the planner craze, this event is for you! Over 430 have already registered for it. Trust me, it’s going to be a great event. Six classes. Fab instructors. Lively chat. All online and from the comfort of your own home! Or Starbucks. Or wherever you enjoy hanging out with your new online planner besties ❤ Don’t be a party pooper. And definitely don’t say I didn’t tell ya! I’m planning to “see” you there!

Ready for some PlannerLove?!

Planners are all the rage right now. You can barely get on a social media network without seeing someone’s adorable planner, covered in stickers, washi, and color… and I’m an addict! Which is why I’m excited about a new virtual event all about planners – True Scrap PlannerLove.

I use my planner to organize my days. To list out important tasks. To plan out creative projects. To remember details that help me see the good in every day.

If you’re not quite sure how to get started using your favorite supplies in your planner or calendar, you’re going to love this online event. On Saturday, September 19th, you can see what all the fuss is about and learn to take your planner from functional to fabulous – and I’m teaching! Yes, me, teaching at a True Scrap event! 😀


If we’ve been bloggy-online-or-IRL friends for anytime, then you’ve heard me talk about True Scrap events in the past. But this is the first True Scrap PlannerLove class. Actually, it’s the first of it’s kind, period!

True Scrap Plannerlove is an online event with six live classes on topics from “Planner 101: Choosing the Right Planner for You” to “Planner Hacks: Customizing Your Planner to Make it Work” and four more. I’ll be teaching you how to make the most of the adorable printable stickers you can find online or design yourself. You’ll have plenty of time to interact with the instructors and get your questions answered, too!

AND everything is recorded so you can go back and watch again and again.

AND you get an electronic goody bag jam-packed with discounts and freebies.

AND you get the opportunity to win incredible prizes!

What’s even better is the low, low Early Bird price available RIGHT NOW. For a limited time, you can add yourself to the Early Bird list and get all 6 classes, plus all the extras, for only $29. That’s $70 off the regular price of $99! But it expires before the end of the month, so register for your discount here:


But really, you have to check it out right now. The Early Bird list closes August 24th, so I’ll say tootles for now so you can head on over there and check it out!

Hope to see you there September 19th – it’s gonna an amazingly fun crafty time!

Live (and plan) creatively!

P.S. This is lowest price I’ve ever seen for a True Scrap event, and it will be worth every penny, especially since it includes the full replays and a goody bag! Get your discount here: