Tick Tock…Deals are about to disappear!

I have three amazing deals that I MUST share with you, right now! Just about four hours to go before these deals are gone, and I know you don’t want to miss out!

Cyber Monday Deals in my Etsy shop!

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Stock up on your planner stickers in my Etsy shop! There are all sorts of stickers for you to get organized in a FUNctional, whimsical and sophisticated way! Use any of these codes – the more you shop, the more you save!

GOBBLEGOBBLE15 saves you 15% on any purchase
BLACKFRIDAY30 saves you 30% off $15+ purchase
BLACKCYBER40 saves you 40% off $40+ purchase

I’ve been as busy as Santa’s workshop getting tons of orders printed and processed from the smart planner girls scooping up the savings this weekend! Just a few hours and these deals will be gone until 2016 Thanksgiving weekend!

CREATIVE CHRISTMAS BUNDLE!

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There are a ton of goodies to get your holiday crafting grooving and moving for the most beautiful handmade Christmas ever! All 14 Designers have created great projects, printables, classes, tutorials, cut files and more! And this bundle is brought together for a very limited time. Get tons of amazing crafty goodness, worth hundreds of dollars, for only $29.99 – but that price disappears in just a few hours! It’s an amazing deal and I don’t want you to say I never told you about it!

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So much amazingness, it’s hard to get it all under the tree! lol! Since we’re on a  time crunch, I’m posting this now without going on and on about all the goodness. Here’s the Cliff Notes version: deals so good, you’ll feel like the Grinch if you don’t take action now!

Just over 4 hours to go before they’re gone!

Click here to shop my Etsy Black Friday to Cyber Monday deals!

Click here to scoop up the 2015 Creative Christmas Bundle! 

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,
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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

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Inked Bokeh Tutorial {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // inked bokeh VIDEO tutorial scrapbook layout, perfect for scrapbooking, cards, tags, and more! May is one of my favorite months of the year! Not only is it my baby’s birthday month, but it’s also Layout-a-Day during May!

Layout-a-Day is a month long challenge of spending creative time everyday to create a scrapbook page or layout. It only happens 3 months out of the year, so it’s a special time to focus on one of my favorite hobbies. But, I won’t lie…with my schedule as a mom & wife, volunteer, photographer, Etsy-preneur and more, I don’t get to create a layout every single day, but I do make creative time more of a priority for the month! That might mean a layout, a card, prettying up my planner, or playing with a tag to try a new technique.

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For this month’s Layout-a-Day in the Scrap Happy community, I’ve been quite the happy camper to be one of the featured designers! Our theme for the month is Musical Mayhem and being inspired by the music in our worlds. Today’s prompt is to create a layout highlighting a loved one who enjoys the spotlight! What a perfect opportunity to create a layout about my big girl about her moment on stage singing Katy Perry’s “Firework” during her school talent show! At just 7-years old, my big girl had more confidence in her little pinky than I’ve ever had!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // inked bokeh VIDEO tutorial scrapbook layout, perfect for scrapbooking, cards, tags, and more!

I had fun creating this background paper and thought I’d share how easy it was to create! Enjoy the tutorial. If you like it and learned from it, please leave me a thumbs up to let me know you enjoyed it!

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,
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PS. I love the Simon Says Stamp weekly creative challenges! Have you checked them out? Always inspiring! Check out both the Monday “XYZ” and Wednesday “Color Swatch” challenges!

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Summer Splashin’ {Feeling Crafty}

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My girls love to give me ideas on what to scrapbook. Of course they love being the center of attention and especially love having pages all about them! But one of our favorite activities at the end of a season, is to recap our favorites that we just experienced. I shared that listing process on a bucket list layout {Jar of Dreams} I created a while ago, and we continue with our tradition!

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I created this layout as part of the Layout-a-Day (LOAD) month long challenge creating a scrapbook page every day. I haven’t kept up, but I’ll be playing along when I can this month. No harm, no foul, no scrapbooking police coming to take me away or kick me out of the challenge! Oh how I love these monthly challenges! But I digress…

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So my husband, daughters and I come up with our list of faves and I file them away, waiting for an occasion opportunity to scrapbook them 😉 When I was looking at the list, I noticed that about half of our list was all about water activities. How could I resist making this double page spread all about water?!

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I created the background paper using gelatos, water, a brush and some water. I started with two yellows to create the sun, varying the amount of each yellow gelato and water mixed. Then I did the same with the blues, varying the water and colors to create some variation. I used glass beads over a bubble stencil and I love the bubbly water feel it created! I’ll definitely be using this same technique again – maybe for a page about yummy bubbles (champagne), cleansing bubbles (a bath), blowing bubbles (we even have a bubble machine!) or our sweet dog Bubbles! Lots of options!!

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Did you notice the “cover up” on my page? I wasn’t thinking when I stamped my “best of” and stamped 2015 instead of 2014. Oops! But it was an easy fix. I used the same paper and stamped a single “4” to place on top of the “5” I had stamped. Sometimes, I feel like a Scrappy MacGyver 😉

And I’ve gotta mention that part of my inspiration for this layout also came from Cori / The Reset Girl’s “Listers Gotta List” challenge – I found her through a planner group, but I am totally smitten with her monthly list challenges, too! Check out her instagram feed for some yummy listing and embellishing inspiration!

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,
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National Scrapbook Day 2015 Bundle!

image1-2Did you forget? The NSD 2015 Bundle went on sale today! It’ll only be around for a few days, until May 2nd, so don’t miss out on this amazing deal!

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Twelve designers (including me!) came together for this fabulous bundle with loads of printables, classes, tutorials and products for YOU at an unbelievable price! Only $29.99 gets you $180 worth of scrapbooking printables (perfect for planners and cards, too!), digital templates, stamping lessons, classes on all kinds of subjects, pocket scrapbooking goodies and more! Seriously, you don’t want to miss this deal! Once May 2nd rolls around, the bundle will no longer be available and items will have to be purchased individually.

I’ve only started playing with the goodies in the bundle and already am cuckoo for cocoa-puffs in love with the yumminess I’ve been able to add to my planner and this adorable card I made!

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Seriously, if you love paper crafting like I do, you don’t want to miss this deal! Scoop it up before it’s gone! Click HERE to find out more!

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,
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PS. The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is “Anything Goes” so I’m linking up yet again! If you’re looking for more card inspiration, hop on over there, too!

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Last minute Valentine’s Gifts?

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Are you one of those* last minute shoppers? Mad dashing on the 13th in hopes of a sweet gift for your special love, only to find all the Valentine’s themed items are picked over and it looks like a tornado whipped through that part of the store? Then you mad dash around, just to buy something and not show up empty handed? {*Truth be told, I’m one of those last minute shoppers, too, lol!}

So earlier this week I noticed a meme that totally made me laugh:

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So totally true! Ha! But it made me think of the last minute shopping and how so many times we get stuff, just to get stuff, but it’s not really the stuff that makes people get wowed. Certainly not like we do as kids getting the best gift ever, like my baby at her 4th birthday!

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I thought I’d help out and offer some last minute gift ideas for those of you needing any suggestions for the crafty lover or sweet photographer in your life! Or if you are the lover of crafts or photographer of the sweet stuff, then maybe you might want to share this link with your special someone 🙂 The best part about these suggestions… they’re all bought online AND they’re on sale! Woot-woot!!

Craftsy is having their “Sweetest Valentine” sale with great savings (up to 50% off!) on all kinds of great classes including Photography,  Crafting, Scrapbooking, Card Making, Sewing, Quilting, Knitting, Art, Baking and more!

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True Stamp is coming up March 28th! Have you heard about True Stamp? It’s the best in online stamping classes and inspiration, with 6 amazing teachers sharing their amazing stamping secrets, tips and tricks!  Best part? You don’t even have to leave home and can stay in your PJ’s – no judging! Use code STAMPLOVE at checkout to save almost 50 percent off the regular registration. But hurry – that code is good only until February 16!

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Hope you’re ready for a sweet Valentine’s Day tomorrow! And maybe these suggestions even help you to have a sweeter Valentine’s than expected? Whether your someone special purchases them for you or you just make it happen for yourself, I hope you enjoy these classes!

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,
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PS. The affiliate links provided in this post are to groups and classes I firmly believe in and have had wonderful experiences with myself. I only promote what I love and hope that by sharing, you’re able to grow in your photography and/or crafting as well! Purchases made using these links pay an affiliate fee, but you do not pay any extra. In fact, you save money by using these links and/or coupon codes!