Connie Hanks Photography // // Fall in Love banner using Top Dog Dies,

Make It Monday // Fall in Love Banner {Top Dog Dies}

Connie Hanks Photography // // Fall in Love banner using Top Dog Dies,

It might be scorching hot in Southern California right now, but that won’t stop us from falling in love with fall!

MakeItMondayCircle-FALL2015Welcome to another Make It Monday! I can’t believe we’re rolling into fall already! My girls start school this week and I’m excited for my favorite season of the year to begin! It’s been unbearably warm at times here in San Diego, but getting to play with these gorgeous fall dies from Top Dog Dies has me ready for the cool days of autumn!

Connie Hanks Photography // // Fall in Love banner using Top Dog Dies, Connie Hanks Photography // // Fall in Love banner using Top Dog Dies,

I love using what I have and creating something totally unique. That’s probably why I like using a couple different die sets on most of my projects! On this fun “Fall in Love” banner, I’m using two super adorable new dies: Make a Banner Die Set (pennants) and Pocket Page Fall Die Set (leaves and squirrel). Look at the super cute details!

Connie Hanks Photography // // Fall in Love banner using Top Dog Dies,

I hope you’re inspired to create something with these dies! The quality is amazing – they cut like butter!

Thanks for popping in to see today’s Make It Monday post! Be sure to check out what Alison from Alison Day Designs has to say about soccer! She’s sharing how to tell a new story about an old subject. I can definitely use the help – my baby girl just started her second year of playing soccer!  Be sure to continue the circle and learn more over with Alison!

But before you leave, I wouldn’t feel like a very good friend if I didn’t remind you about True Scrap PlannerLove, yet again! September 19th is going to be an amazing day! Have you jumped on the planner craze? Or are you intrigued to find out more? Well then this is the must-attend-event for you! You can find out more by checking out my post all about it here if you missed it! But really, just sign up before you miss it!

And you see what my photo is saying in the graphic below?! YES, I’m TEACHING at PlannerLove! So I will definitely be there! You’ve gotta join me for all the fun!


Thanks again for stopping by! Hope to see you at PlannerLove on September 19th – it’s gonna an amazingly fun crafty time!

Live (and plan) creatively!

P.S. This is an amazing event that over 400 planners have signed up for! It’s going to be a blast and worth every penny, especially since it includes the full replays and a goody bag! Get your discount here:

PPS. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Make it Colorful, always fun to join in! Have you checked out the challenges? So much inspiration from the amazing Simon Says Stamp design teams!


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Connie Hanks Photography // // Valentine Banner, Etsy, heart, cupid, xoxo, be mine, amour, amor, amore, kisses, love, fall in love

Make It Monday // Cupids, Kisses, Hearts and Banners

Connie Hanks Photography // // Make It Monday, blog circleWelcome to another Make It Monday! Can you believe this is #17? So excited for the series and I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I enjoy creating projects to share!

Are your creative juices flowing? Are you motivated to make some goodies?! I’d love to hear from you and see your creations, so be sure to let me know in the comments below! I read every single comment and love getting to know YOU! There are some fun plans in the works for the rest of the year, so be sure you don’t miss a single creative post and join the fun here!

Did you know I opened up an Etsy shop the end of last year? I did indeed! It brings me great joy to share these creations with others who love hand-crafted creations, be it banners, decorations, cards, party supplies, and more!

I created these goodies just in time for Valentine’s Day…coming up in just 12 days!! Are you ready to share your love, heart and kisses with your loved ones? These sweet banners will help set the stage for you and your honey loves!

Buy Amor Banner on Etsy

Buy Be Mine Banners on Etsy

Buy Kisses 5¢ banner on Etsy This one is one of a kind! Definitely one of my most favorite banners ever ❤

Buy Cupid Love banner on Etsy

Buy Fall in Love banner on Etsy

Buy Cupid Amour banner on Etsy

All of these are handmade by yours truly 🙂 I love adding the extra touch by dry or heat embossing to add texture, hand faux-stitching, distressing, stamping, cutting…whatever it takes to give it that extra something to make it extra special! Visit the Clicky Chick Creates Etsy shop to order yours today!

Or if you’re inspired to make any of these on your own, below are all the goodies I used to make them! My biggest tips to you:

  • When picking your papers, pick a patterned paper for your pennants (background) and a solid card stock for your letters.
  • Adding custom touches to your letters helps them pop – think heat embossing, dry embossing  for texture, glitter, hand faux-stitching and more!
  • If your letters don’t pop against the patterned paper, add a neutral colored shadow behind the letters to give them some pop!

Connie Hanks Photography // // Make It Monday, blog circleSo I have to ask you…how do campers create a Valentine? Keep the Make It Monday circle going, and head on over to my sweet friend Kristie Sloan’s Artful Adventures to find the answer! Her creativity is inspiring and her tutorials are fantastic! Be sure you don’t miss visiting her blog!

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!

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