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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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Make It Monday // Girl Scout Cookie Banner

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday, blog circleYes, I really did it… I made a banner for my Brownies to use in their cookie booth to help with cookie sales! Welcome to another Make It Monday! I hope this weekly dose of inspiration is a fun way to kick off your week!

If you’re in the US, you may have noticed cute Girl Scouts around your community selling the yummy, seasonal Girl Scout Cookies at booths around your local grocery stores? Our troop was out there, too! So of course I had to make a cute banner for our girls to use in their sales efforts!

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I love when I’m able to use tools on hand to create a look I’m going for, without buying new supplies. Making the banner was a breeze using the tools listed below. I wanted to add a cookie look, so I used my handy-dandy chevron stamp and Walnut Stain Distress Ink on a scalloped circle die cut to create a look similar to Samoas, the tasty toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate cookie. I think I pulled it off! What do you think?

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Interested in purchasing one for your Girl Scouts Troop? Head on over to my Etsy shop!

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What unexpected look have you been able to pull off using supplies on hand? I’d love to hear! It’s always fun to use my stash in unusual ways, creating a look I wanted, but didn’t have the obvious tool! Like using a swirl embossing folder to create lambs for a banner. Or a snow marker to create crashing ocean waves. Fun stuff!

And if you landed here because you searched Girl Scouts, be sure to check out my post about the self-esteem building craft I did with my daughter’s troop. My daughter still loves it and Pinterest tells me it’s a pretty popular post 🙂

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday, blog circleReady to continue to Make It Monday fun? Are you trying to scrapbook a teenager? That can be a challenge! My sweet friend Alice at Scrapbook Wonderland is ready to help! Check out her creative ideas – she always inspires me to get crafty and create a layout! I would love to have a studio like hers one day!

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? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Make It Monday // Christmas Crafts {Feeling Crafty}

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Welcome to another Make It Monday!

Are you in full-swing, happy-as-a-camper holiday-mode? I sure am! Christmas tree is up and decorated. Christmas music is on All. The. Time. ❤ Stockings are hung, and an elf has arrived for his annual visit to our home with sheer delight from my girls! Love, love, love this time of year and just can’t get enough!

Last year, a friend from church (who just so happens to have been a friend in college!) invited me to sell my crafts at her annual Holiday Boutique at her home. She opens up her home to about a dozen local small businesses and crafters to sell their goods as a fun and friendly holiday social event and fundraiser for local charities. I wasn’t able to participate last year, but I jumped in this year! I created lots of holiday banners and gift tags, and have even listed them on my Etsy shop! If there’s anything that strikes your fancy, please consider purchasing it by Wednesday, December 10th as 20% of proceeds will be donated to Rady’s Children’s Hospital, in continued support of Lianna’s Holiday Boutique 🙂

Chalkboard Banners

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Classic Color Banners

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Vintage/Retro Child Inspired

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Gift Tags

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Ready to shop? Head on over to my Etsy boutique!

CRAFTING TIP: Using multiple patterned papers to create a cohesive look is challenging yet important for a product to look polished and professional. When picking your papers, the easiest route is to choose papers from the same collection. If you’re mixing and matching collections, stay within the same color family, or at least the same tonal values. Many manufacturers will have new yearly collections, but will work with previous year’s color tones, so be sure to shop your own stash, too!

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2Are you following the Make It Monday hop? Did you land here from Karen at Photos Kept Alive? Karen is sharing some food layouts inspired by Insta-Food classes… already making me hungry! If you haven’t stopped by her site today, be sure you do. But first, continue the Make It Monday hop and head on over to check out Jen with Jen Wright Designs. Jen has a free scrapbook template & freebie she’s sharing this week. Her projects are always inspiring and make me want to scrap some more digi pages! Be sure to let her know you stopped by with some comment love!

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So what are you going to do first? Head over to check out Jen’s scrapbooking template and freebie? Check out my Etsy shop goodies? Still haven’t checked out my Society6 shop? Whatever it is, I hope you love it!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Make It Monday // Fall Banners {Feeling Crafty}

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MakeItMondayButton-Fall-2Welcome to another Make It Monday! Do you know that Fall is my absolute favorite season? Kinda crazy considering San Diego is in a perpetual summer, but it’s true… I absolutely love Fall!

In the US, we still have Halloween this month and most of the month of November before we celebrate Thanksgiving on November 27th, but I’m creating samples for a class I’m teaching next month, and thought I’d go ahead and share these creations as Canada is celebrating their Thanksgiving Day today. Cheers, Canada!

PROJECT TIP: Get cohesion in your choices! When I was conceptualizing my projects – selecting colors and papers for these banners – I had the fun idea to add texture to the kraft paper. But what type of texture? I let the theme of the papers lead my decision… leaves and trees, so adding wood grain texture to the neutral kraft cardstock seemed like the perfect fit! Did you notice it on the banners? What do you think? Pretty cool, huh?!

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If you’d like to order either of these banners, please visit my Etsy shop! I’m adding more to it every week 🙂 If you have any special orders, I can help you there too! Just send me a private message!

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MakeItMondayButton-Fall-2So did you land on my colorful corner of the crafty-bloggy world coming from Kristie Sloan at Artful Adventures? She’s showing how Base and Bling products can be used for other purposes, not just crafty jewelry! I love how Kristie gets us to think outside the box with so many products! If you didn’t come from her site, be sure you head over there, but first hop on over to Beth at Scrapping Wonders. Beth is sharing how to make monthly mini calendars from your iphone to use for your project life title pages. And she has loads of iPhone app tips on her blog, so be sure to check her out and leave some comment love!

And last but not least, I have to point out the amazing event coming up THIS FRIDAYTrue Scrap 6!! The inspiration, the community, the instructors, the content, the chat… it all gets rolled up into one AMAZING day of crafty goodness! If you’re at all interested in learning more crafting techniques, tips, getting to know and interact with amazing industry leaders, you MUST check out True Scrap 6!! Click here to find out more about the classes and instructors! I’m already signed up and hope to “see” you there!!

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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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So what are you going to do first? Check out my Etsy shop? Sign up for True Scrap 6? Head over to Beth’s blog? Whatever it is, I hope you love it!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Linking up with Paper Issues’ “Woodn’t You Know, It’s Fall“!

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Make It Monday // Beachy Tag {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Beach inspired tag, blending, embossing, stencils, templates, texture, modeling paste, stamping, punching, distressing and more! I’m so excited to kick-off a new creative blog hop with a few crafty and creative friends from all corners of the world!

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We’re a pretty crafty bunch, with everything from Scrapbooking to Art, Embroidery to Photo Management, paper to digital – really, a little bit of everything! Initially, I met many of these gals through a Layoutaday, and then more through a crafty Facebook group. Either way, we all share a passion of crafting and sharing, so the idea hit me that as much as I enjoy checking out their blogs and sites, you might like the same!

Every Monday, a few of us will be sharing our creations with each other and you, our fabulous friends and readers! I hope you’ll pop on over and check out what everyone is up to, creatively speaking of course. It always amazes me where we’re able to find inspiration, especially in those unexpected and unfamiliar to us gems!

To start off our tour, I’m sharing a fun tag I made for a tag swap last month when I went to Arizona for a creative retreat. I was actually lucky to meet some of these fabulous gals in person, and now you’ll be meeting them in our Make It Monday posts – talk about a fantastic treat all around!

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Part of the fun in meeting up with a couple dozen friends from all over North America at our retreat was a fun game we played, guessing who made which tag, based on a few clues within the tag and how it represented each creative mastermind behind it 🙂 Being from San Diego, I couldn’t help but incorporate the beach into my tag. Not too subtle!

I had a blast making this tag! One of my favorite parts was adding texture to the Starfish (or is it called a Sea Star?!). Can you guess what I used to add texture? Check out this short video clip to find out…

If you’d like to learn how to make this tag from start to finish, stay tuned as I’ll be posting  my downloadable class on the Clicky Chick Creates Etsy shop!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday, blog hopNow head on over to check out more crafty goodness… You may have come from my friend Karen at Photos Kept Alive – she has great tips – for both digital and paper crafters! Even if you didn’t come from her site, be sure to head back to check out her post! But first, check out my friend Margareta at Use Your Stash and be ready for a visual and creative feast! Margareta is one of those incredibly creative types who makes it all look fun, has great tips, and definitely empowers us to use what we have! Head on over and let her know I sent you! I hope you enjoy our inaugural Make It Monday blog hop!

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 at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stencils and Stamps as well as SSS Wednesday Challenge: Tag It!

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ClickyChickCreates.com // Thank You card using zebra print, jute, clothespins and punches

#TBT – My Start in Cardmaking {Feeling Crafty}

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Have you jumped on the Throwback Thursday or Flashback Friday trends on social media? They sure are fun to see!

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Seeing those older photos got me thinking about how differently we capture and photograph life now as opposed to when I was a kid. I have pictures of my girls doing lots of crafts, playdates, dancing, and general life, of course! But my mind led me down the path trying to remember what kind of cards I made as a kid. I don’t have any of those Crayola rainbow and heart cards I made as a kid to share today, but I do have some of the first cards I made (and photographed) before my blog came out! Oldies, but goodies…

ClickyChickCreates.com // Thank You card using zebra print, jute, clothespins and punches

These were quite simple cards I made back in 2011-2012, but they were definitely made with love and gratitude for my loved ones ❤

On a side note: this might sound silly, but the photographer in me is thinking I need to use my nifty-fifty lens a bit more – loving the clarity and DOF on these cards 🙂

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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/c

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