Planner Love // Summer Planner Stickers!

Have you missed my planner posts?! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some of my planner sharing, but I can’t even believe how busy life has been! I’ve missed posting on the blog and sharing with the blogging community! How are you all doing?

I’ve been busy with my girls, my photography and making beautiful planner stickers! I thought it would be fun to share what I’ve been creating, in case you haven’t popped over to my Etsy shop lately! I’ve hit some pretty awesome milestones lately, which are super exciting!

  • I was thrilled to have my 1,000th Etsy sale a couple months ago…and now I’m almost at 1,500 sales!
  • I’ve received over 500 reviews – with my average being 5 (out of 5) stars 😀
  • I was a vendor at the Marion Smith Planner Meetup in Anaheim with over 200 planner girls in attendance! They were super sweet and I’m thrilled to see my stickers popping up in lots of beautiful planners all over the world!
  • I’m part of the July Planner Addict Box and designed an exclusive sheet for those fabulous planner girls!

I have quite a few fabulous summer collections in the shop right now, including “Urban Chic” “Summer Chic” and “Beach Life” – can you pick a favorite?

URBAN CHIC collection features bold black & white stripes, colorful flowers with perfect lavender, turquoise and orange tones! And the quotes are all spiritual, perfect for bible journaling and keeping those lovely reminders in our planners!

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SUMMER CHIC collection also features bold black & white stripes (I kinda fell in love with the look!), colorful watermelon, flamingos, cocktails, ice cream, flip flops and more in fun bold and bright summer colors!

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BEACH LIFE collection features mermaids, flip flops, sea shells and more on perfect summer colors in teal, coral, yellow and green!

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I hope you pop on over to the Etsy shop and check out the entire collections – this is just a teeny tiny taste as there are way too many to post here! I’d love to send some happy mail your way soon! And here’s a coupon code if you’d like to save some money, or add more stickers to your cart! Use code BLOGLOVE15 to save 15% off $15+ purchase at www.ClickyChickCreates.etsy.com – good through the end of the month, June 30, 2016, 11:59pm Eastern Time.

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,
/c

PS. Don’t forget to use code BLOGLOVE15 to save 15% off $15+ purchase at www.ClickyChickCreates.etsy.com – I’m sure you’ll find some goodness for your 2016 planning! But hurry – coupon code expires soon – happy shopping!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // rainbow and flowers card using Top Dog Dies, rainbow explosion,

Make It Monday // You Make Me Happy {Top Dog Dies}

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Welcome to another Make it Monday! I’m loving being part of the Top Dog Dies team and creating something fun every week!. The dies are adorable, they’re sized perfectly for so many projects – from cards to scrapbook layouts to itty bitty lunch box love notes!

For today’s post, I really wanted to use the Rainbow Die Set, along with the Pretty Petals #2 Die Set. I had the idea of a rainbow spilling out into an explosive rainbow of flowers! Both of these dies were perfect for the card and made it a breeze to create!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // rainbow and flowers card using Top Dog Dies, rainbow explosion,

I used 6×6″ paper pads – the small patterns on small pads are perfect for cards! Avery Elle Happy Collection, Lawn Fawn Happy Day Collection, and a few pieces of scrap paper brought this all together beautifully!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // rainbow and flowers card using Top Dog Dies, rainbow explosion,

I stamped the Avery Elle sentiment using Versamark and embossing powder, and heat set it for a pretty glossy look.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // rainbow and flowers card using Top Dog Dies, rainbow explosion,

Before I glued everything down, I laid it out so I could figure out spacing. I definitely recommend doing that and starting from one corner and working your way in. Trust me 🙂

Thanks for popping in to see today’s Make It Monday post! Don’t forget today is the final day to get on the Early Bird list for True Scrap PlannerLove! 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 get on the early bird list before you miss it! For a limited time, you can add yourself to the Early Bird list and get all 6 classes, plus all the extras, for only $29. That’s $70 off the regular price of $99! But it expires soon, so register for your discount here: http://www.truescrap.com/connieplanner

UPDATE: Early bird list is closed, but you can still save $50 using discount code PLANNERPARTY through 9/2 – don’t miss it this time! 

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!

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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!
xoxo,
/c

P.S. This is lowest price I’ve ever seen for a True Scrap event, and it will be worth every penny, especially since it includes the full replays and a goody bag! Get your discount here: www.truescrap.com/connieplanner

PPS. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is focusing on Back to School. How perfect is this card to remind a loved one how much they’re loved on their first day back?!

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10 on 10 – May // Macro Flowers

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // macro flower photography Welcome to the May 10 on 10 photo circle! We have a wonderful and full group of fabulous photographers sharing 10 images from last month. If you’re already following the circle, you came from the beautiful photographer Megan Wright. If you haven’t seen her stunning work, be sure to follow the circle all the way around to see all of the gorgeous images!

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My sweet friend Kim and I met at the Carlsbad Flower Fields one bright morning for a little creative photo play. It was my first time heading out there, although I’ve seen the beautiful fields over the last 20 years from a distance, driving by on the freeway. It was a wonderful outing and I definitely encourage you to head over there if you ever get the chance!

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I couldn’t help but want to play with my Tamron 90mm macro lens. I brought other lenses, but my macro got all the love that day and stayed on the entire morning!

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Kim and I were inspired by our lovely friend Luca – she shared images from her family outing to the flower fields last month. As soon as we saw a sneak peek of her photos, we immediately made plans to head out! Talk about being inspired ❤

Now I hope you’ll be inspired to continue the 10 on 10 circle and head on over to the lovely Suzanne O’Brien. Her posts are always delightful and her images are always stunning – full of light, color and life! Be sure to leave all the photographers some comment love 

If you’ve missed any of our previous 10 on 10 posts, you can check them out here and follow the hop from each individual blog post 🙂

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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Wishing you all a lovely Mother’s Day! May your day be filled with love and beauty!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Tamron 90mm f/2.8
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
Check out all my camera bag goodies here!

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Orange // Neighborhood Flowers {Photo Challenge}

Somedays, I just need a 10-minute stretch photo walk to feel refreshed! Thankfully, these flowers were just steps away and game me a chance to get a few shots for this week’s “Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time” with the Daily Post!

I’m still experimenting with my new Tamron 90mm Macro, and loving the crispness in the shots. I haven’t used a tripod yet, but can only imagine the results I’ll get then!

Did you check out my recent post with a macro rose photograph? I shared one of my favorite tips for getting your focal point in the sweet spot! Check it out! Click here!

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Want to stay in the loop with me? Be sure to subscribe to Clicky Chick Creates newsletter! 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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As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Do you love flowers? Check out my collection and buy a print in my Society6 shop! I’m giddy over how pretty my macro flowers look as prints, along with laptop covers, pillows and more!

E Q U I P M E N T   U S E D  (Affiliate Links)
Canon 60D
Tamron 90mm Macro f/2.8
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
Check out all my camera bag goodies here!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // macro flower shot, natural light, curves, petals, orange, red, yellow, burgundy, gerbera daisy

Reward // Macro Flowers {Photo Challenge}

After a couple years of saving, I finally invested in a macro lens! My sweet reward for forgoing other wants and wants and wants! I’m still getting comfortable shooting with the Tamron 90mm macro, but I’m looking forward to lots of creative camera time!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // macro flower shot, natural light, curves, petals, orange, yellow, gerbera daisy

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // macro flower shot, natural light, curves, petals, pink, gerbera daisy

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // macro flower shot, natural light, curves, petals, orange, yellow

Love these images? They’re available for purchase in my Society6 shop! Click on any of the flower images and you can see what I have over in my shop! I’m giddy over how pretty these flowers look as prints, along with laptop covers, pillows and more!

Want to stay in the loop with me? Be sure to subscribe to Clicky Chick Creates newsletter! 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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As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Do you love flowers? Check out my collection and buy a print in my Society6 shop!

E Q U I P M E N T   U S E D  (Affiliate Links)
Canon 60D
Tamron 90mm Macro f/2.8
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
Check out all my camera bag goodies here!

ClickyChickCreates.com // It's a Musical Life scrapbook layout using My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart paper collection

It’s a Musical Life {Feeling Crafty}

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The daily prompts from Lain at Layout a Day (LOAD) are always inspiring and help me create layouts and document stories that I don’t normally think to tell. Just like when I heard the prompt “Seeds of the Future,” my mind went to my aptitude tests from high school and that the careers I have chosen have closely aligned with those choices (business school/marketing, fashion merchandising, architecture). But as I searched for photos to help tell that story, I came across the photo I used of my 10-yr old self trying to play the guitar!

ClickyChickCreates.com // It's a Musical Life scrapbook layout using My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart paper collection

ClickyChickCreates.com // It's a Musical Life scrapbook layout using My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart paper collection

I knew immediately the story I needed to document was how important music has always been to our family. I pulled some old My Mind’s Eye papers and had fun punching and fussy cutting the hexagons and adding layers and dimension to the layout. Getting the journaling into hexagons was a bit tricky using Word, but I wanted to continue the theme!

ClickyChickCreates.com // It's a Musical Life scrapbook layout using My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart paper collection

Are there seeds from your past that have developed in unexpected ways? I’d love to hear about it in the comments, even share a link to a photo, a layout, a blog post… anything that helps tell your story!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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