Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Spooky wicked witch banner using Top Dog Dies

Make It Monday // Spooky Banner {Top Dog Dies}

 

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MakeItMondayCircle-FALL2015Welcome to another Make It Monday… on a Wednesday 🙂 Life’s been a little nutty*, but then again, who isn’t in the same boat?! But I couldn’t let the week pass without sharing this little cutie pie banner, er um, creepy, freaky banner!

I wanted to use the Top Dog Dies Wicked Witch Die Set again. It’s so fabulous, I just couldn’t help myself! You might remember the Witch card I made a few weeks ago? Check it out here if you missed it.

 

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I really wanted to make a banner that said “Drink Up Witches” and have the witch feet upside down, lol! But as a mommy to two young girls, that just wouldn’t work in our house. Too many questions! And I think I’ve been reminiscing about my college and young adult life years too much. Ah, the good old days… But I digress. Just thought I’d share that banner idea for anyone interested in making a sassy banner of their own!

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

* nutty life = making lots of planner stickers! Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for November planning! And use coupon code EEK15CCC to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 10/31/15 – when the ghouls and goblins take it away! Here’s a little peak:

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PS. Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is Monster Mash, always fun to join in! Have you checked out the challenges? So much inspiration from the amazing Simon Says Stamp design teams!

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Make It Monday // Fall in Love Banner {Top Dog Dies}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fall in Love banner using Top Dog Dies,

It might be scorching hot in Southern California right now, but that won’t stop us from falling in love with fall!

MakeItMondayCircle-FALL2015Welcome to another Make It Monday! I can’t believe we’re rolling into fall already! My girls start school this week and I’m excited for my favorite season of the year to begin! It’s been unbearably warm at times here in San Diego, but getting to play with these gorgeous fall dies from Top Dog Dies has me ready for the cool days of autumn!

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I love using what I have and creating something totally unique. That’s probably why I like using a couple different die sets on most of my projects! On this fun “Fall in Love” banner, I’m using two super adorable new dies: Make a Banner Die Set (pennants) and Pocket Page Fall Die Set (leaves and squirrel). Look at the super cute details!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fall in Love banner using Top Dog Dies,

I hope you’re inspired to create something with these dies! The quality is amazing – they cut like butter!

Thanks for popping in to see today’s Make It Monday post! Be sure to check out what Alison from Alison Day Designs has to say about soccer! She’s sharing how to tell a new story about an old subject. I can definitely use the help – my baby girl just started her second year of playing soccer!  Be sure to continue the circle and learn more over with Alison!

But before you leave, I wouldn’t feel like a very good friend if I didn’t remind you about True Scrap PlannerLove, yet again! September 19th is going to be an amazing day! Have you jumped on the planner craze? Or are you intrigued to find out more? Well then this is the must-attend-event for you! You can find out more by checking out my post all about it here if you missed it! But really, just sign up before you miss it!

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And you see what my photo is saying in the graphic below?! YES, I’m TEACHING at PlannerLove! So I will definitely be there! You’ve gotta join me for all the fun!

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Thanks again for stopping by! Hope to see you at PlannerLove on September 19th – it’s gonna an amazingly fun crafty time!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

P.S. This is an amazing event that over 400 planners have signed up for! It’s going to be a blast and worth every penny, especially since it includes the full replays and a goody bag! Get your discount here: www.truescrap.com/connieplanner

PPS. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Make it Colorful, always fun to join in! Have you checked out the challenges? So much inspiration from the amazing Simon Says Stamp design teams!

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Make It Monday // Hot Air Balloons

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cupcake toppers using Top Dog Dies, hot air balloon theme
MakeItMondayButton-JulyWelcome to another Make It Monday! I’m back this week with a cute Hot Air Balloon party theme! I was inspired by the adorable Top Dog Dies and knew exactly what I wanted to make…

It’s truly mind-blowing how fast time flies. I vividly remember our first days at home with our daughters, and now they’re 8 and 6 years old! It’s amazing how quickly they’re growing!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cupcake toppers using Top Dog Dies, hot air balloon theme

The Hot Air Balloon dies are super cute and the details are gorgeous. The set includes two sizes of balloons, one basket, and three clouds. Perfect for great variations, like the cupcake toppers I made, incorporating the various clouds and pop dots for dimension!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cupcake toppers using Top Dog Dies, hot air balloon theme

I’m sure any kid would love to get one of these gorgeous toppers atop they’re scrumptious party treat! I’m out of lollipop sticks, but if I was making these for a party, I would definitely add some of the die cuts to lollipop sticks and some to bamboo forks in order to add a nice height variation on the tablescape. That would be darling for obvious reasons!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cupcake toppers using Top Dog Dies, hot air balloon theme

In addition to the cupcake toppers, of course I had to make a banner to highlight the theme, “GROWING UP UP UP” – fun, right?! I think so 🙂

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MakeItMondayButton-July I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Make It Monday! Be sure to check out the lovely dies over at Top Dog Dies, and the projects I’ve shared using them!

Now head on over to my lovely friend Melissa at Digital Scrapbooking HQ. Melissa created a simple birthday scrapbook page with a free template – you definitely don’t want to miss that!

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. You know I love a fun crafting challenge, and luckily the theme at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is Get In Shape – anything non-square or rectangle shaped. Hot air balloons certainly fit the bill!

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Make It Monday // Top Dog Dies Flamingo Invite

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cards using Top Dog Dies, flamingo bridal shower invitation

Can you believe it?! I’m back with a second Make It Monday post today! If you didn’t catch my first post, about the Christmas in July Bundle, be sure to check that one out too!

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2I’m sharing an adorable invitation using two gorgeous dies: Top Dog Dies Flamingo Die Set and the Top Dog Dies Pennant Banner – I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love these dies!

Ever since the spring, when my sister and her friends took a girls trip to Palm Springs, I’ve been smitten with pink flamingos! So when I saw that Top Dog Dies had a flamingo, I knew I was in for some fun!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cards using Top Dog Dies, flamingo bridal shower invitation

This invitation was surprisingly easy to put together, primarily because of the great quality of the dies. They cut like butta! Here’s what I did to make the invite:

1. Took two different pink papers to cut the flamingo from, and I used an aged aqua/teal paper to cut the bit of water for the flamingo to stand in, as well as the banner.

2. Created the invitation in Photoshop, but I could’ve just as easily used Word to create it as it’s mostly verbiage. While creating the digital portion, I made sure to leave room to add the die cuts of the flamingo and banner.

3. I had some left over alphas from an old kit and loved how easy it was to add them to the banner. I trimmed the banner pieces just a tad to fit the limited space, but that just took a little snip on each side. Easy peasy.

4. All of the pieces were glued down on the invitation, and a little bling was added to the flamingo’s eye for the final touch.

I said it was easy! What do you think? I love it and hope you do too!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // handmade cards using Top Dog Dies, flamingo bridal shower invitation

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure to go back and read the first Make It Monday post for today about the Christmas in July Bundle Sale – it only lasts until 9pm PST tonight…yes, TONIGHT! You don’t want to miss it!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. You know I love a fun crafting challenge, and luckily the themes at Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge is Anything Goes and Wednesday’s Challenge is Furry Friends! Looks like a win-win to me!

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Make It Monday // Fourth of July Banners

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fourth of July banners available on Etsy, Happy 4th, Freedom, red, white and blue, glitter, glam

Are you ready to celebrate the next US holiday? The Fourth of July is right around the corner!

MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYOh, how I’ve missed the Make It Monday posts! Have you? Well, I’m baaaaack! Its’ been a frantic couple months, and even though this summer will be busy keeping up with my daughters, I’m really looking forward to finding a good balance…wish me luck 😉

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fourth of July banners available on Etsy, Happy 4th, Freedom, red, white and blue, glitter, glam

My Etsy shop has been growing with new products and I’ve even ventured into planner stickers…but I’ll save that for another post! One of my most popular banners “Pop Fizz Clink” is super sparkly with the gold letters, and one of my favorite items to make. And that’s what inspired these patriotic 4th of July banners!

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Incorporating the traditional Red, White and Blue colors was a must, but I wanted to elevate the glam factor, like the sparkle of the Pop Fizz Clink banner. So red glittered letters were perfect for the occasion! What do you think? Do you decorate for the 4th of July? How great would these look behind a beautiful patriotic buffet table? Or in an entry way greeting your guests? Or of course anywhere in your house celebrating the holiday for more than just one day!

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I only have a two of each banner, so head over to my Etsy shop and order yours before they’re gone!

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MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYNow continue the Make It Monday circle and head on over for some upcycled inspiration from Gina at Messtaken Identity. She needed a place to put canisters, and found herself in the middle of a perfect upcycle project!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! 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? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

 

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Bridal Parties and Wedding Banners {Feeling Crafty}

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It’s definitely that time of year…wedding season! Such a wonderful time of life when brides are working hard to make their dream wedding vision a reality! She’s getting all her bits and pieces ironed out for the style of her big day – party favors, decorations, menu, signature cocktails and so much more. Not only is the Bride working her magic, but her made-of-honor and bridesmaids are busy too handling bridal showers and bachelorette parties, making sure each detail shines like the bride herself!

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Speaking of shining…I’m sure you’ve caught on to the gold trend over the past year or so?! It’s that perfect, sparkly, glamorous touch to every event!

Over on my Etsy shop, I’ve been busy creating custom orders for weddings, parties and celebrations of all sorts! I just love these super popular and trending banners with fun sayings like “POP FIZZ CLINK” and “EAT CAKE” and “SWEET TREATS” and CUSTOM HASHTAGS and “FUTURE MRS….” and, oh I can just go on and on! Have you been to a wedding or party lately with great decorations that caught your eye? They are so much fun and really lend a custom festive touch to every event!

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If you’re interested in seeing what else I have over in my Etsy shop, be sure to head on over here!

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As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! 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? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c