You are SPEC-tacular! {Feeling Crafty}

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Exchanging Valentine’s was always an exciting day when I was a kid. Not just receiving them on the day of, but the love and care that went into making them! As a kid, I remember choosing just the perfect box of Valentine’s from the grocery store. Picking my favorites to give to my best friends. Signing each of them and adding doodled hearts (oh wait, I still do the doodled heart thing!) ❤

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Now, as a crafty mom, I love that my girls enjoy making their own Valentine’s, using stickers, markers, glitter and googly eyes! My 8-yr old had the idea to make paper glasses for all her classmates with the “spec-tacular” quote, but that proved a bit more challenging! So she settled for these cards we made on the computer and embellished after printing. Adding Stickles glitter glue and googly eyes gave these cards so much personality! We washi taped them onto mechanical pencils (a new fave amongst the 2nd grade trendsetters) and they’re ready to go! She was thrilled beyond belief to share these with her friends at school today!

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If you’re still in need of Valentine’s Day cards for your kiddos, hop on over to my Etsy shop and check out these spec-tacular printables!

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

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Make It Monday // Winter Wonder {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!Welcome to another Make It Monday! I hope you’re enjoying our  series and are inspired to create. If you’ve made something after checking out our Make It Monday blog posts, please do share! We’d love to hear about it!

So I have to ask… do the winter months leave you feeling a little blah? Too much gray? An abundance of drab? Well, then let’s add some color and sparkle to chase those blah’s away!

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Embossed Clothes Pins

First up, I created some embossed clothes pins. I actually made my first set of embossed clothes pins a couple of years ago for my sister’s baby shower. We used them to pin up baby onesies as decoration for the party. They turned out super cute and I was inspired to create some more recently. My sweet friend Dietra asked if I would be posting on my Etsy shop or if I would show how I made them. So I’m doing both!

How cute would this be as a gift packaging?

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And here’s how we used some at the baby shower…

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Shaker CARD

Here’s a sweet and simple mini shaker card I created… Look for the video coming in the next couple days!

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I wanted to use a snowflake, and thought how fun it would be to play off the “flake” part! It would be great for a belated birthday or I’m sorry card!

Are you ready to get creative? Hope so! But if you’re ready to shop instead, head on over to my Etsy shop!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!Be sure to hop on over to check out what Lisa at My Kreative Pursuits is up to this week! Whether it’s color, technique, a quote or more, she’s always sharing great inspiration! I wonder what Monday Mojo prompt she’ll be using this week? Definitely gonna hop on over and check it out! After visiting Lisa, be sure to continue the circle so you see how what everyone else is doing with out Winter Wonder theme!

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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Oh wait, there’s more! Have you signed up for Layout-A-Day (LOAD) yet? It’s just days away! The February LOAD is one of the most productive months for me as far as creating layouts. The community, the daily prompts, the productivity… it really is amazing and has made the month of February one of my most favorite months of the year! Don’t miss out on this amazing experience and get ready to share your passion with the nicest scrappy gals in the universe! Don’t delay – sign up NOW – it’s an amazing experience and one that EVERY scrapbooker should experience at least once upon a time!!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Are you in Southern California and looking to capture beautiful images of your family? Head on over to my Styling and Investment page to find out more and get in touch to schedule your 2015 session!

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E Family Sneak Peek {Photo Session}

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Oh my goodness, would you believe me if I said this beautiful family was just as nice as they are gorgeous? Totally true!

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And would you believe me if I told you I’d photographed the mom before, although we’d never officially met?! Yup, life is a little funny that way! Reyna and I have both been at the same charity event the last two years, both of us friends with the hostess, helping raise money for an awesome cause – CouldYou! I was thrilled when the E family scheduled their session, but it wasn’t until we were 10 minutes into our session that the lightbulb went on and I realized how I knew Reyna! Love when it all comes together 🙂

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When we were discussing our session, Reyna mentioned not being too sure how her 19-month old son would do. Honestly? He was adorable! My main goal when photographing families is not only to capture beautiful smiles of the family, but giggles, tenderness, love, realness and the joy that makes their family perfectly theirs. I hope they love these images as much as I do!

And I just have to point out how awesome they did on wardrobe choices! Seriously, LOVE how they all coordinated, but it wasn’t matchy-matchy. The E family is a perfect example of wardrobe choices done right! They definitely rocked their looks!

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

PS. Ready to book your session? Head on over to my Styling and Investment page to find out more and get in touch!

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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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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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