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Love Crazy Hair {Feeling Crafty}

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My friend Amanda asked me to guest design on her blog Amanda Robinson Studio, so I whipped up this layout with full step-by-step photos and instructions showing the process to create the background!

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Amanda makes gorgeous cut files — her Scribble Kit inspired my background for my layout! But since I don’t have a Silhouette quite yet, I only get to drool over her beautiful designs. Lucky for me, I’m a stencil fanatic and had picked up the Heidi Swapp Mini Stencil Kit that had a design very similar to the inspiration. I love the way this came out! Hope you like this colorful grid design too and head on over to Amanda’s site here to see my step-by-step process.

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 my downloadable “7 Must-Have Kid Birthday Photos” printable photo tips as my thank you 🙂  {Password is sent to you via email when you sign up for the email list.}

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Our Family Became Complete - scrapbook page in grid format using old product - looks fresh

Our Family Became Complete {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Our Family Became Complete - scrapbook page in grid format using old product - looks fresh

During LOAD (layout-a-day) this past February, one of our challenges was to use old stash. I love the idea of using what I already have on hand, and the whole “use your stash”, “use it up” and “use your scraps” messages have been loud and clear in the community, so this was the perfect time to pull out products I’ve had since I fell in love with the craft years ago!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Our Family Became Complete - scrapbook page in grid format using old product - looks fresh

I’m not 100%, but pretty sure all the products used on this page are at least 4 to 6 years old, if not older. I fell in love with scrapbooking in 2008, but was strictly a collector for a couple years! I really dove into creating pages back in 2010, but there was nothing quick about it – truly at a snails pace. Being part of LOAD (layout-a-day) three times a year for the past few years has certainly sped up my scrapbooking. Besides the prompts inspiring my pages and seeing my style evolve, my absolute favorite part is looking at and reading the stories I’ve been able to document.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Our Family Became Complete - scrapbook page in grid format using old product - looks fresh

Do you create scrapbooks? Photobooks? Blog regularly? I’d love to hear what you use to share your photos and your words. Such an important part of every individual and family story. How many times have you looked back at heritage photos, or even photos from your youth and have no idea who is in the photo with you? or what event was happening? or more importantly, the emotions and insights of the people in the photos or taking the photos? That’s the good stuff, the stuff that’s worth gold! Check out my previous LOAD posts here, or better yet, consider joining us for LOAD514 this coming May and get your stories documented! Whether you like playing with paper, scissors and embellishments, or prefer digital pages, LOAD514 has great prompts for all!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Our Family Became Complete - scrapbook page in grid format using old product - looks fresh

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c