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San Diego Baby Photography {Toddler Sarabi Sneak Peek}

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Meet Sarabi! This cutie pie is getting ready to celebrate her 2nd birthday next month! I was thrilled when her mama contacted me to schedule a mini session to capture some park photos before her big day!

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With balloons and cupcakes, we knew we’d have some fun! She was absolutely adorable and loved that frosting! I hope she has a fantastic 2nd birthday and I’m sure she’ll be spoiled rotten by mommy and daddy!

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I had a great time with Sarabi running around Old Poway Park and hope she and her family enjoyed our session, 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 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 // Fair Summer Memories {Top Dog Dies}

MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYWelcome to another Make It Monday! I hope you’re ready for some summer fun today! We’re sharing some of our favorite Summer Memories, maybe even listing some of our favorites! Hey, a listers gotta list! Here we go…

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One of our most favorite summer outings is going to the Fair! We’ve been going to the Del Mar (San Diego) Fair for many years with our besties – the T family – since 2010! Can you believe it?! Time flies, and I have tons of photos from every year, but I decided to focus on summer 2014 for this layout. It was quite a monumental year as my baby girl was finally able to ride so many of the rides with her sister and BFF, Super-D!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fair scrapbook layout with balloons using Top Dog DiesI used the Top Dog Dies Balloon Die Set to create the balloons for my page title, as well as the large balloon for my journaling! The set has some smaller balloons too. I love all the sizes and variations! I also used the clouds from the Hot Air Balloon Set. Also, notice the detailing going across the large balloon with journaling? That’s using another new Top Dog Dies die – the Borders #1 set. I loved making these fun details for this layout!

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What are some of your favorite summer memories? I’d love to hear about them in the comments! Be sure to document them – whether in a scrapbook layout, a journal, or written on the back of photos! Time flies and you’ll forget those little details way too soon!

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MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYBe sure to continue the Make It Monday circle. My sweet friend Kelli at Scrapbook Love is sharing one of her favorite formulas: old school photos + list journaling = easy scrapbook pages! She’s a wizard at finding new uses for old supplies, so be sure to take a look at what she has to say! I know you won’t be disappointed!

Oh, and don’t forget to check out True Scrap PlannerLove! I’ll be sharing more in a few days… if you’re at all interested in jumping into the planner craze, then you really can’t miss this event! September 19th, six instructors, live classes, all from the comfort of your own home! I’ve been a participant of many True Scrap events and I am beyond ecstatic to be teaching this round! The online chats during the class are fabulous – super friendly, like-minded, crafty girls and awesome topics. You’ll feel right at home and feel like you’ve found your tribe! Join us! Registration opens soon, so get on the Early Bird list – it’s the only way to lock in the lowest price possible! Click here to find out more! TSPL-Connie-Rectangle-670x335

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Sometimes I really do feel in synch with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Today’s challenge is Citrus with a Twist – perfect for the color choices on this page!

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Afloat // More Balloon Silhouettes {Photo Challenge}

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Last summer I shared photos of my daughters when we headed out to the beach for some silhouette shots with balloons. The sky was glorious and my girls had some fun playing they were being carried away by the balloons! Of course, having a digital camera means we* (okay, I) take way more photos than I will ever, ever need! The prompt “Afloat” at the Daily Post reminded me of the other shots I didn’t get a chance to share in my first post.

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What does afloat mean to you? Have you shared it? I’d love to see!

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. What’s the freebie? One of my go-to shot lists: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Have a question for me? I’ve been getting lots of questions about my blog, photography, the Sela theme and more. I’ll be starting a weekly Q&A post with some of the questions I’ve been asked thus far. Have a question you’d like to ask? Be sure to comment with your questions, or feel free to send me an email at connie {at } clickychickcreates {dot} com – your question(s) just might be featured and answered in a future blog post!
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Birthday Wish {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // WISH birthday card, door, banner, balloons, entry, fusion, challengeSometimes inspiration hits at the oddest moments, right?! Ever have the most brilliant idea while you’re in the shower with nary a pen and paper on hand?! Or how about while you’re on a long distance drive and you’re already running late and can’t pull over?! Yup, had one of those moments… but today it hit me while I was at the gym! I finished up my workout and dashed home to make this card, but just missed the deadline for the end of the Fusion Card Challenge 🙂 but still wanted to share!

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I love getting inspired from challenges. There are several that I participate in (…hmmm… blog post idea for a future date…) when I have the time and can meet the deadline. But I have to tell ya, I am crazy inspired to create after taking any sort of classes. After every True Scrap class I’ve taken, I can’t even tell you how inspired I am! You remember the scene from Edward Scissorhands where Johnny Depp’s character is cutting away and you see hair flying all over the place? Yup, that’s kinda me in my craft room but instead of hair flying, it’s paper!

True Scrap 6 registration just opened up today, so be sure to check it out! Click here to find out about it. and if you register now, my sweet friend, True Scrap super hero Lain is offering a $20 savings when you use coupon code “HERO” – pretty cool, huh?

If you’re at all crafty, seriously check this out! It’s a full day of crafty goodness… classes online with amazing industry leaders and crafty super sheroes! Not only is the class content always fantastic, but the online chat with the instructors and other crafty friends from around the world make this an unbeatable, unforgettable, and not-to-be-missed event! And even if you can’t make it live, you’ll have access to the class videos where all the meat is, and the class supply list is such a great help too for when you’re ready to tackle a new project and can’t remember the exact item the instructor used… all easily listed and ready for our use! Click here to learn more!

I’m already signed up and hope to see you there!

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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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PS. I linked up at The Memory Nest – Crafty Creations No. 25A Blog Named Hero – #51 Spell it Out for Me

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Silhouette // Balloons at the Beach {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Beach Silhouette, sisters, daughters, girls, kids, beach, sunset, jump, balloons, Pacific Ocean, La Jolla ShoresAfter reading the prompt and posting my first “Coastline Silhouettes” response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette, I was inspired and knew I wanted to go out and play some more!

My original post included tips to improve your silhouettes, so if you didn’t already read them, check them out over here.

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I invited a dear friend to meet up with my daughters and I for these shots. She and I met in 2010, when I started my formal photography education, and she’s one of my go-to-gals for bouncing ideas (concepts!), discussing photo challenges (help!), and sharing good laughs and support in our photo journeys ❤

We had a blast and look forward to heading out again for another fun photo outing!

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Be sure to check out The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette – so much inspiration being shared! Curious for more? Check out my previous photo challenge entries! Want to see all my silhouette posts? Head on over here!

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 🙂

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Threshold // Birthday Wishes {Photo Challenge}

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Birthdays are a big deal around here, celebrating from the moment our girls wake up and usually going for days, even into the weekend! One of our family traditions is filling their room with balloons over night so they wake up with squeals of delight over the sea of birthday balloons! I started the tradition with our first born (now a whopping 7 yrs old) — one of my favorite childhood memories was when I was about ten, my mom put a ton of pink balloons in my room on Valentine’s. I remember feeling so special and loved.

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The Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Threshold got me thinking how every birthday or milestone brings new changes, challenges, and developments. My four-year old is turning five next month, so what better time to showcase some of my favorite photos from her birthday morning last year! The anticipation of blowing out the candles and getting to the sweet treat. The excitement of opening presents. The thrill of waking up to a room filled with balloons. It’s all priceless!

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To check out more interpretations of “threshold” click here. To see my past photo challenge submissions, click here.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. I’m sure I’ll be making a scrapbook page with these photos, of course! Have you checked out LOAD514 (layout a day coming in May) info page? So excited to be creating tons of layouts that month! You still have a few days to scoop up the awesome discount, so don’t miss out! Check it out HERE!

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