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 // Sugar Skull Gift Tag

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sugar Skulls gift tag using Top Dog Dies,

MakeItMondayCircle-FALL2015Welcome to another Make It Monday! It’s been too long, I know! My hard drive died, for the 3rd time since March (yes, it’s true, and every time has been painful!), and it completely has thrown my schedule off. But, I’m back, and hopefully without any other technical snafus!

Have you checked out the Top Dog Dies fall dies yet? They are absolutely adorable! I thought it would be so fun to make this Sugar Skull decorative tag for a teacher gift. My girls have amazing teachers and this is just a small thoughtful gift. I can’t wait to gift them soon.

To make the gift tag, I used the Top Dog Dies Sugar Skull die set with some fun patterned and glitter paper, and sequins. I was going to use some flower sequins for the eyes, but they were a bit small. Luckily, the Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals #2 die set were the perfect size for the eyes.

Hand drawing a little decorative flair on the skull forehead and outlining the nose gives it a little more artsy look, with minimal effort.

I filled a glass jar with some Hot Tamales candies and thought the combination was fun, especially for our teachers 🙂 It really was an easy project, but I love the punch that it has! I hope you’re inspired to make a custom sugar skull gift tag for someone special this spooky time of year!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sugar Skulls gift tag using Top Dog Dies,

 

Thanks for popping in to see today’s Make It Monday post! Be sure to check out Alison from Alison Day Designs – she’s sharing what happens when two sets of sisters go Trick or Treating together! Can’t wait to read Alison’s post – I’m sure it’ll be as entertaining as always!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Anything Goes, 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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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Halloween Tags, ghostess hostess gift, bats, gate, beware, spooky, shattered, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Ink, Slice, gesso

Make It Monday // Halloween Tags {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Halloween Tags, ghostess hostess gift, bats, gate, beware, spooky, shattered, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Ink, Slice, gesso

MakeItMondayButton-Fall-2Time for another Tag Swap with my crafty friends, and lucky for me, it fits in perfectly with our Make It Monday Fall / Halloween hop! Be sure to check out the entire hop – lots of fun projects being shared. Have you tried any previous Make It Monday projects yet? Be sure to let us know in the comments – as much as we love sharing our projects with you, we love hearing we inspired you to take action and Make It too!

Did you land at my blog from my friend Gina at Messtaken Identity? Her upcycling super powers are showing again: she’s using paper from an interstate move to make fall tags, so be sure to check out her post if you didn’t already!

Today I’m sharing Halloween Tags and not one, but TWO videos showing how I created each tag! But before we dive into those, do you remember my Halloween tags from last year?

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You can check them out in more detail here if you’re looking for more tag inspiration!

For this year’s Halloween tags, I really wanted to play with the textures in the background, so gesso* was in order! {*See product links below!!} And do you remember my big tip from last week about cohesion? Be sure to think beyond what colors and patterns you are using – incorporate texture and themes in your backgrounds, to create a cohesive look for your projects!

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For the first tag, I wanted to use the Dylusions Shattered stencil and thought that was a great one to create an eerie sky in the background. What do you think? Did it work?

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I often get asked what I use these tags for… besides using them for decor, and in scrapbook pages, they’re awesome gift tags! I thought the “Beware” tag would be fantastic to hang from a bottle of wine as a Hostess Ghostess Gift!

 

The next tag, I was inspired to use the Dylusions Bubbles stencil, and I envisioned a witch’s brew, creating an unearthly color coming from a cauldron, and the “bubbles” coming from the pot! I ended up using the bubbles stencil on the entire tag, and created my own mask for the smoke/fumes. Check out the video for details!Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Halloween Tags, ghostess hostess gift, cauldron, brew, spider, crescent moon, poison, spooky, bubbles, Dylusions, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Ink, Slice, gesso

Doesn’t that spider look totally creepy?! I added Stickles to give it some sparkle and life. But I think it gave it a little too much life, lol!

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I added a warning label on the cauldron, and this tag could just as easily be used on a bottle of wine or any adult beverage, I thought it would be a fun Ghostess Gift with a tray of decadent desserts!

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Time to hop on over to Karen at Photos Kept Alive. Karen is sharing some Hybrid Halloween Tags she made this week. It’s definitely a Halloween Tag kinda week! Totally appropriate considering Halloween is eleven days away! Are you ready for Tricks or Treats?!

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. Linking up with Simon Says Stamp’ “Color Coordinates“!

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Connie Hanks // ClickyChickCreates.com // yoga skeleton balancing on a mini pumpkin!

Creepy //Skele-Yoga {CY365 & Wordless Wednesday}

Connie Hanks // ClickyChickCreates.com // yoga skeleton balancing on a mini pumpkin!

You’ve just been BA’d by a yogi skeleton balancing on a pumpkin : ) This photo was taken in response to the CY365 Prompt: Creepy. My 7-yr old saw the skeleton garland I bought and asked if she could have one of the skeletons. This is what I found her doing with him. Creepy and funny. The brilliance of my silly little girl!

As always, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your time and comments! Have a spookily joyful, creative, blessing filled Wednesday!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Join the fun at Wordless Wednesday

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Halloween Tags {Feeling Crafty}

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Besides my IRL family and friends, I really do love the online communities that have become family too! One of those communities is my Scrap Happy family – an online community of crafters from all over the world. Occasionally we’ll have a tag swap, so I made these three tags to send to crafty like-minded dear friends sprinkled throughout the world!

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It’s almost creative madness and therapy when I’m in my craft space! With regular doses of photography and crafting, my creative heart is quite content : ) Do you craft? If so, you really should read about True Scrap below…

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ClickyChickCreates.com // Halloween tags for ScrapHappy tag swap

Lain Ehmann, the crafty and creative genius behind Scrap Happy and Layoutaday.com, is the same mastermind behind True Scrap. What is True Scrap you ask? Imagine an amazing convention with your favorite instructors and scrappy friends coming together for two-days of mind-blowing classes, without the expense of travel and craziness of logistics! It’s a fantastic way for crafters around the world to come together for two-days, via the internet, in the comfort of home! Yup, I was in my jammies for most of the True Scrap 5 classes this weekend : )

We (as in over 300 of us) had such a fantastic time learning from top leaders in the industry, topics included photography, gelli plates, paints, stamps, design principles, canvas art, and more, more, more! I’m going to be quite busy in my craft room! I’m already looking forward to the next True Scrap event… In the meantime, Lain is offering a HUGE discount on the replays from True Scrap 2. If you’re even remotely into crafting, you should definitely check it out. For the rest of today, Saturday, October 12, 2013, Lain is offering 65% off the full replays of True Scrap 2. That’s 17 instructor videos plus virtual make and takes for only $44, with code HUNK at checkout. Did I mention Lain’s a huge Hugh Jackman fan? Yup, today’s his birthday, and that’s why the code is HUNK. She’s funny that way!

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Check it out now – like Cinderella, the discount expires at midnight!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Oh, and make it spooktacular, too!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Feeling inspired to make a similar tags? Pin them so you don’t forget!

A F F I L I A T E   L I N K S   U S E D   / /   P R O D U C T S   L I S T:
Chilling die cut made using Slice Elite and Toil & Trouble Design Card
Witch legs and Web Frame made using Slice Elite and Spook Alley Design Card
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Forest Moss
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot
VersaMagic Dew Drop Chalk Ink in Cloud White
Stickles in Xmas Red
Stampers Anonymous Mixed Media background stamps
Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
Glossy Accents
Ribbon, embossing powders and stamps from Recollections, links unavailable