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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 // Alice-esque Cake Card {Top Dog Dies}

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I love birthdays. And cake. And making cards. And things that are a little off and make you take a second look. Yup, um-hmm.

MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYWelcome to another MaKe iT MoNdAY! I’m so excited to share another card with you today, one totally inspired by the new Top Dog Dies, the Make a Cake die set to be exact!

When I saw the adorable die, I loved that it had a banner to go with it! Talk about being on trend! Along with the banner, the die includes 2 skewers for perfect placement of the banner atop the cake!

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I took two layers of the cake and ended up making the top layer just a touch smaller. I cut the cake layer out the first time, then adjusted the die over, exposing about an inch of the cake. I love how cute it turned out! I was feeling inspired by Alice in Wonderland, so I wanted the cake to feel a little topsy-turvy and the colors to reflect the eclecticism.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cake birthday card using Top Dog Dies, Alice in Wonderland birthday cake card Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cake birthday card using Top Dog Dies, Alice in Wonderland birthday cake cardThe details really couldn’t be any cuter! Check out the flames on the candles – perfection!

So many times I try to squeeze too much into my day and end up feeling like the White Rabbit in Alice… “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!” What’s your favorite Alice character?

MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYBe sure to continue the Make It Monday circle and head on over and maybe have a cup of coffee with Alison at Day Designs. She’s showing how she used a new card kit until it was all gone. Good to the last drop isn’t just for coffee anymore!

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. When I read “Homegrown Summer” over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, I knew I had to link up! Check out the card inspiration over there! Yum!

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Signs // Birthdays

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The inevitable sign that my babies are growing up hits me square in the head with every birthday! My first-born, my silly, outgoing, fashionista, increasingly independent baby turned 8 this week and I still can’t believe how fast the years are flying by.

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Happy birthday to my sweet sunshine!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And if you haven’t signed-up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list yet, whatcha waiting for? You’ll get “7 Must-Have Kid Birthday Photos” printable photo tips as my thank you  🙂
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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10 on 10 – September // First Birthday!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // First birthday cake smash, cupcake, fish, wavesMy cutie pie nephew turned one last month! You might remember him as I’ve shared about him here/his birth, here/newborn session, here/playtime and here/with my girls. I can’t believe how incredibly fast the year has gone by!

He’s beyond adorable, and I love that he and my girls just love each other to pieces! He’s getting to that fun age where he actually interacts with his cousins and they are having so much fun playing together. I know they’ll make lifelong memories together as they grow up and I can’t wait to see the boy (and eventually the man) he becomes!

His reaction to the new treat – the cupcake, the sugar, the yumminess – was awesome! Just check out his reaction…

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Today happens to be our 10 on 10 posting for the month, so what a great opportunity to share a special snippet from my nephew’s first birthday with you! You may have come to me from Kristina Rust  as part of the 10 on 10 circle, and even if you didn’t, make sure your check out her blog – she just returned from the photography event “Click Away” and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

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And if you still didn’t get enough 10 on 10 goodness, check out our previous circles here – I love the beautiful, diverse and collaborative spirit of our photo circles!

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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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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PS. The Daily Post photo challenge this week is Humanity – and since I don’t think I’ve ever met a child anywhere that didn’t love a cupcake, I thought I’d link up over there too!

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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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Another Frozen Banner?! {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Frozen snowflake birthday bannerIn the past few months, my daughter’s (and I) have been to a plethora of Frozen-crazy little girl’s birthday parties! Everything from a Frozen Pool Party to a Frozen Spa party, including singing Elsa’s and Anna’s to face paintings by the sisters, and everything in-between!

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One of our dear friends decided she wanted her party to be a “Snowflakes in July” party, not a Frozen party. I offered to make a birthday banner (I do love to craft so much!) but I think my mind is on Frozen overload… The banner was definitely full of snowflakes, but my color scheme screams Frozen! Oops! I think she still loved it though 🙂 There definitely were no Anna’s, Elsa’s, Olaf’s or any other characters on the banner, just a ton of snowflakes!

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I actually made some Frozen paper crafts for my 5 year old’s birthday party in the spring, which feels like a million moons ago! I also made a banner for her, along with an Olaf activity/treat and custom goodie bags – you can check the post out here. Since I had a bit more time to focus on the banner this go around, I went full throttle and decided to make something I’d eventually love to sell on Etsy! So, if you’re interested, sign up HERE to be on my email list to be the first to know when my store opens! Besides banners, I plan to sell cards, as well as gift tags, and eventually digital download classes, too.

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

UPDATE: FROZEN INSPIRED BIRTHDAY BANNER AVAILABLE ON ETSY!! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!