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Make It Monday // Fall Banners {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // give thanks fall banner thanksgiving, carta bella, autumn, leaves, leaf, lawn fawn, wood, grain, embossed, stitched party banners

MakeItMondayButton-Fall-2Welcome to another Make It Monday! Do you know that Fall is my absolute favorite season? Kinda crazy considering San Diego is in a perpetual summer, but it’s true… I absolutely love Fall!

In the US, we still have Halloween this month and most of the month of November before we celebrate Thanksgiving on November 27th, but I’m creating samples for a class I’m teaching next month, and thought I’d go ahead and share these creations as Canada is celebrating their Thanksgiving Day today. Cheers, Canada!

PROJECT TIP: Get cohesion in your choices! When I was conceptualizing my projects – selecting colors and papers for these banners – I had the fun idea to add texture to the kraft paper. But what type of texture? I let the theme of the papers lead my decision… leaves and trees, so adding wood grain texture to the neutral kraft cardstock seemed like the perfect fit! Did you notice it on the banners? What do you think? Pretty cool, huh?!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // give thanks fall banner thanksgiving, carta bella, autumn, leaves, leaf, lawn fawn, wood, grain, embossed, stitched party bannersConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // give thanks fall banner thanksgiving, carta bella, autumn, leaves, leaf, lawn fawn, wood, grain, embossed, stitched party bannersConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // give thanks fall banner thanksgiving, carta bella, autumn, leaves, leaf, lawn fawn, wood, grain, embossed, stitched party bannersConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // give thanks fall banner thanksgiving, carta bella, autumn, leaves, leaf, lawn fawn, wood, grain, embossed, stitched party banners

If you’d like to order either of these banners, please visit my Etsy shop! I’m adding more to it every week 🙂 If you have any special orders, I can help you there too! Just send me a private message!

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MakeItMondayButton-Fall-2So did you land on my colorful corner of the crafty-bloggy world coming from Kristie Sloan at Artful Adventures? She’s showing how Base and Bling products can be used for other purposes, not just crafty jewelry! I love how Kristie gets us to think outside the box with so many products! If you didn’t come from her site, be sure you head over there, but first hop on over to Beth at Scrapping Wonders. Beth is sharing how to make monthly mini calendars from your iphone to use for your project life title pages. And she has loads of iPhone app tips on her blog, so be sure to check her out and leave some comment love!

And last but not least, I have to point out the amazing event coming up THIS FRIDAYTrue Scrap 6!! The inspiration, the community, the instructors, the content, the chat… it all gets rolled up into one AMAZING day of crafty goodness! If you’re at all interested in learning more crafting techniques, tips, getting to know and interact with amazing industry leaders, you MUST check out True Scrap 6!! Click here to find out more about the classes and instructors! 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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So what are you going to do first? Check out my Etsy shop? Sign up for True Scrap 6? Head over to Beth’s blog? Whatever it is, I hope you love it!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Linking up with Paper Issues’ “Woodn’t You Know, It’s Fall“!

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Feeling Crafty: The Legend of Anna Meatball (LOAD)

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One of the things I love best about paper crafting, is the freedom to be creative. There’s so much in our daily lives that becomes routine – we have errands to run, groceries to buy, mouths to feed, rooms to clean, laundry to wash, drop-offs, pick-ups, extracurricular activities to get to, and on and on.

But when I craft, especially during Layout a Day (LOAD), I get to focus on photos I want to highlight, a story I want to share, and products I want to use! The cute little Bella Blvd mustache paper I have on this layout and card was screaming to be used with photos from my sister’s baby gender revealing party. There were mustaches for those who thought she was having a boy, pink lips for those who thought she was having a girl. Perfect for this paper!

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Usually when I scrapbook, I start with photos or story as my launching pad. Sometimes (rarely) I start with the product I want to use. During LOAD, a prompt will lead my mind. In this case, it all came together serendipitously! Today’s prompt was “Who?” and who else to scrapbook about than our newest (coming) family member! Working with the browns and pinks, I wanted it to be playful, but refined; trendy, but timeless; layered, but not overwhelming. The patterned papers add lots of energy, so I decided to make the journaling hidden on the tag behind the pink masked hearts.

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One of my favorite new stamps is the distressed chevron by The Sweet Stamp Shop. I made this great little Polaroid-ish frame for a 3×3 photo. Using VersaMark watermark stamp on 4×6 piece of Ranger’s glossy paper, I stamped the chevron stamp, added clear embossing powder and heat set the embossing powder. Then using a blending tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, I added my color. Image

I always end up with bits and pieces of scraps that usually end up in my scrap bins. But this time I decided I wanted to use those pieces and not forget about them. So staying with the same color family and overall look with the banners, I decided to make a birthday card. I also decided to add a little banner made with washi tape and bakers twine. Love how it came out!

Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. If you want to try any of these ideas, feel free to Pin or Share this post!