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Make It Monday // Ombre Card

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Hello You are Amazing - Ombre card - distress inks

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Welcome to another Make It Monday! I’m so happy to share this easy and quick card with you today!

One of my favorite card makers ever is Jennifer McGuire. And one of my favorite challenge sites is Simon Says Stamp! The minute I saw Jennifer’s most recent card, I knew I wanted to make my own version for the Ombre Challenge. I was inspired by the simplicity and elegance in Jen’s card and couldn’t wait to jump in! And the other thing that really inspired me was the Lasting Hearts card drive – a card drive Jen has organized for collecting cards for those who have recently lost a baby due to miscarriage. I can’t wait to make some more to send for the collection ❤

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COLOR
I used three Distress Ink colors (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar) and applied the colors directly onto the card stock.

HEARTS
Using the Heidi Swapp heart stencil and Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold, I created the background hearts onto the card.

SENTIMENT
Using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hearts and Hello dies, I die cut the heart from vellum and hello from gold paper. I glued it all down and stamped a sweet little sentiment to finish the card.

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Thanks for joining me for this week’s Make It Monday! I hope you enjoyed my quick card! I think it took all of 10 minutes to make it and I can’t wait to share it! Now be sure to head on over to check out how Karen at Photos Kept Alive is changing her templates to make new, fresh layouts!

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. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for 2016 planning! And use coupon code CLICKYCHICKDREAMS to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 1/31/16

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Spooky wicked witch banner using Top Dog Dies

Make It Monday // Spooky Banner {Top Dog Dies}

 

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MakeItMondayCircle-FALL2015Welcome to another Make It Monday… on a Wednesday 🙂 Life’s been a little nutty*, but then again, who isn’t in the same boat?! But I couldn’t let the week pass without sharing this little cutie pie banner, er um, creepy, freaky banner!

I wanted to use the Top Dog Dies Wicked Witch Die Set again. It’s so fabulous, I just couldn’t help myself! You might remember the Witch card I made a few weeks ago? Check it out here if you missed it.

 

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I really wanted to make a banner that said “Drink Up Witches” and have the witch feet upside down, lol! But as a mommy to two young girls, that just wouldn’t work in our house. Too many questions! And I think I’ve been reminiscing about my college and young adult life years too much. Ah, the good old days… But I digress. Just thought I’d share that banner idea for anyone interested in making a sassy banner of their own!

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

* nutty life = making lots of planner stickers! Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for November planning! And use coupon code EEK15CCC to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 10/31/15 – when the ghouls and goblins take it away! Here’s a little peak:

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PS. Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is Monster Mash, 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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Make It Monday // Wicked Witch Card

MakeItMondayCircle-FALL2015Welcome to another Make it Monday! Yes, technically, it’s Tuesday, but really? Make it Tuesday just doesn’t have quite the same ring!

I’m back with another fun card made using the newest release from Top Dog Dies! How adorable is this Wicked Witch set?! The details that go into the dies are amazing! The skirt has adorable stitching, as do the stockings and shoes. I used the stitches on the stockings as my guides to color in stripes for her – so cute! And the buckles on the shoes? Well of course they had to be gold! I even added a gold spider on her skirt for a little extra kick. Even a witch likes to be blinged out!

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I added another spider, this time to the cauldron on the patterned paper (from DCWV, no longer available) – little details like that can help tie in the entire scene together! Oh, and another way I tied it all in together was adding Wink of Stella. A whole lot of it! To the shoes, the jack-o-lanterns on the skirt, the spider and bubbles on the cauldron, and some of the text on the left. Easy peasy!

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I hope you’re inspired to create some fun Halloween cards! I think this set would be adorable on some party invites, too! How would you use the dies? I’d love to hear! And be sure to check them out over on the Top Dog Dies site – lots of new releases just announced in the last week! Super cute stuff!

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But before I leave, I have to ask…will I *see* you this weekend?! Did you register for True Scrap PlannerLove?! What’s the hold up?! There are almost 500 registrants, ready to chat planners and have some fun! There are 6 online classes happening this Saturday, and you can still join us if you haven’t signed up! I’d love to share my passion for planner stickers with you! Check out more info here:

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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 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: www.truescrap.com/connieplanner

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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

ClickyChickCreates.com // Thank You card using stencil, embossing, Distress Inks, stamping, blending and more!

Thank You Card {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // Thank You card using stencil, embossing, Distress Inks, stamping, blending and more!

Both my daughters had phenomenal teachers this past year and I wanted to make some nice cards to say “thank you” to our gifted, patient, kind and dedicated teachers. I was still feeling completely inspired by the color combination over at Fusion Challenge (check out my 1st submission into this challenge, here), so I decided I’d use the colors again, but I’d add a little gold inspired by the linen colored background. I also checked out Simon Says Stamp, both the Monday and Wednesday challenges, looking to see what yumminess was waiting over there. Monday’s challenge is “Anything Goes” and Wednesday’s challenge is “Stencil It” – how perfect is it that I love playing with stencils?!

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Before you watch the video, let me just say, I changed a few things on the formatting… and my girls were a tad loud in the background.. such is life as a mama with 5 and 7 year old girls 🙂 I feel like I should have a “no one was hurt in the making of this video” type of disclaimer! LOL! Anywho, products are listed below with links. Let me know what you think!

Are you a carmaker, too? Have you checked out the True Stamp 2014 classes yet? Many of the techniques, tips, tricks and ideas I’ve picked up along the way as a crafter, I’ve learned in classes and videos. True Stamp 2014 classes are on sale RIGHT NOW, and each class is only $9, or you can get all six classes for only $39 using code “SAVEBIG” at checkout – talk about a bargain!! Don’t miss out!!

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Each class focused on a different aspect of stamping and offered lots of samples in the class, demonstrating how each was created. The girls from Lawn Fawn created the most adorable interactive cards; Raisin Boat had some yumminess that blew my mind; Mama Elephant was rockin’ and rollin; sheesh, truly – they were all amazing! If you’ve considered taking classes, do yourself a favor and check out True Stamp 2014 classes here!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And if you haven’t signed-up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list yet, whatcha waiting for? You’ll get “7 Must-Have Kid Birthday Photos” printable photo tips as my thank you 🙂 Password is sent to you when you sign up for the email list!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // St. Patrick's rainbow and pot of gold tag made using Gelatos, Distress Inks, stencils, paint, washi tape, sequins

St. Patrick’s Tags with Gelatos {Feeling Crafty}

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One of my favorite ways to get creative is to play with tags! They’re small little canvases at 6-1/4″ by 3-1/8″ and are a fun way to try new techniques without getting overwhelmed of a big space to work on.

You might recall the two-day live-with-videos online classes my friend Lain Ehmann put together – True Scrap 5?  It was during the fall and I learned so much in all the classes! I LOVED Nichol Magouirk’s class “Stamp It Up a Notch” where she used Gelatos. I finally decided to get some of the colorful pigment sticks and see what I could do…

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So much fun using the pigment sticks; coloring and blending the Gelatos to create the backgrounds was super easy and creating color variations was really cool. Here are some close-ups of the details…

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I got these in the mail later than I planned, but they’re out and I hope the recipients enjoy them!

Last month when I created Valentine tags for the ScrapHappy swap, a few said you were interested in watching a video showing my process, so here it goes!

Product listing at the bottom of this post, so just keep reading : )

Ready to learn more fabulous techniques? Much of what I’ve learned has been through True Scrap 5 and True Stamp 2013 online courses. Lucky for you, True Stamp 2014 is right around the corner and Lain has given me a special discount for you! Use code LOVE at checkout to save almost $50 off the regular registration. But hurry – that code is good only until March 17! Read my True Stamp blog posts here or here if you need more details. I’m already registered, looking forward to it and hope to “see” you there!

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The tags I made are also being entered into the Fusion Challenge, ColourQ Challenge, A Blog Named Hero challenge, Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge, Catered Crop Recipe Challenge, and Addicted to CAS.

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And as luck would have it, I found out the birthday card I made last week won honorable mention at Fusion for the last challenge – woohoo!!

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Whew! Just a few challenges and updates : ) What can I say, I LOVE to share! As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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