Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Open Door quote - Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls

Depth // Love is an Open Door {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Open Door quote - Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls

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Post inspired by the weekly photo challenge “Depth” and the Capture Your 365 prompt “Commitment” – I’m inspired to continue to follow my photography and craft teaching dreams through those open doors ❤

I often find beauty in unexpected places. I captured this photo at my church, in a side area, leading to a back garden area. It’s amazing what you can find around you when your heart finds bliss, your mind is clear, and you have the serenity of a quiet church!

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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xoxo,
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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // WISH birthday card, door, banner, balloons, entry, fusion, challenge

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!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // WISH birthday card, door, banner, balloons, entry, fusion, challenge

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!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // WISH birthday card, door, banner, balloons, entry, fusion, challenge

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. I linked up at The Memory Nest – Crafty Creations No. 25A Blog Named Hero – #51 Spell it Out for Me

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // door opening onto garden with textures and quote "Doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock" Tony Gaskins

Doors will be Opened… {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // door opening onto garden with textures and quote "Doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock" Tony Gaskins

This photo has been one of my favorites since I shot it a few months ago at my church {it really is one of the most beautiful places that I adore photographing!} And it just so happens that several of my favorite photo blogs had challenges or themes that lent themselves nicely to this image!

It started with The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus. Door knob in focus, shallow depth of field on the background, okay, focus, check. Then I noticed Ese’s Voice recently started Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Open is the theme for the week. So, perfect, the door opening to the garden view. Another check. Awesome – two birds with one stone, right? Oh, it gets better….

I’ve been feeling/hearing a lot of knocking on my creative door lately {“hello, opportunity! Nice to see you again!”} so the quote above (“Doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock” by Tony Gaskins) felt just right, which played in nicely with Ese’s Quote challenge as well. Bonus checkmark!

Finally, I was at the gym this morning and was catching up on podcasts and emails when I saw two beautiful textures from Kim Klassen’s Cafe for this week’s Texture Tuesday. How could I resist playing with those?! I added both textures from the “August Endings” collection, and added “Unleashed” from a previous Kim Klassen collection, too. Thanks Kim! And hooray, another check!

So, I’ve said it before, but it really does feel like destiny when so many bits and pieces come together so nicely! What do you think? Does it all work together? As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c