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}

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

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

P R O D U C T S U S E D (Affiliate Links)

My Mind’s Eye, Follow Your Heart collection
Fiskars Hexagon Squeeze Punch, Extra-Large
Fiskars Hexagon Squeeze Punch, Large
Fiskars Hexagon Squeeze Punch, Medium
Martha Stewart Craft Markers Set
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
EK Success Craft Tweezers
Fiskars SureCut Personal 12″ Paper Trimmer

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Love Letter scrapbook layout using text journaling on photo; banners, stamps, wood veneers, Amy Tangerine, pink, orange, yellow

Love Letter // Swing Layout {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Love Letter scrapbook layout using text journaling on photo; banners, stamps, wood veneers, Amy Tangerine, pink, orange, yellow

My baby girl LOVES going to the park and swinging, swinging, swinging! She always has and I love how cute she looks in the big kid swing!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Love Letter scrapbook layout using text journaling on photo; banners, stamps, wood veneers, Amy Tangerine, pink, orange, yellow

Last summer I had fun creating the text clouds in the photo and posted about it here after learning how to from my amazing and talented friend Melissa over at Digital Scrapbooking HQ. She’s brilliant! (and witty, and a digi-guru, and just overall adorable!)

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Love Letter scrapbook layout using text journaling on photo; banners, stamps, wood veneers, Amy Tangerine, pink, orange, yellow

This is yet another LOAD (layout-a-day) page I created this past February. The prompt was to use a photograph we had already scrapbooked, but to use it to tell a different story. Perfect opportunity for me to use the photo with the text clouds…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Love Letter scrapbook layout using text journaling on photo; banners, stamps, wood veneers, Amy Tangerine, pink, orange, yellow

Have you checked out LOAD514: Past Perfect 2? Seats are filling fast! Whether you’re a traditional, digital, hybrid, or project life / pocket pages scrapbooker, LOAD prompts are a great way to dig a little deeper on the photos you scrap and stories your write. Check out more info on LOAD514 here – there’s an early bird discount saving you 30% through April 10th. Don’t miss out!

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

PS. You can check out more of my LOAD posts here.

PPS. The Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is “Anything Goes” so here goes my submission : )

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, thank you card, rocking horse, Custom Scrapbook Stuff, Fiskars hexagons, embossed, Fiskars border punch bubbles

Winter CHA – Product Samples {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, thank you card, stroller, pram, buggy, Custom Scrapbook Stuff, embossedI was asked by my friend and local-business (Custom Scrapbook Stuff) owner if I would be interested in making samples with her custom paper for the upcoming CHA show. Of course I said yes! I do love being crafty after all!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, thank you card, rocking horse, Custom Scrapbook Stuff, Fiskars hexagons, embossed, Fiskars border punch bubbles
Her paper line is completely customizable for your needs: names, dates, teams and colors are completely customizable based on your needs. When I saw the wedding papers, I thought it would be fun to use a photo from a wedding I photographed in 2012 and really highlight the paper itself. The minute I saw the birth announcement papers, I knew I wanted to make thank you cards (above), as well as a layout (below) featuring my adorable nephew!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Wedding scrapbook layout, flowers, love, banner,custom paper, Custom Scrapbook StuffConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Wedding scrapbook layout, flowers, love, banner,custom paper, Custom Scrapbook StuffConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Wedding scrapbook layout, flowers, love, banner,custom paper, Custom Scrapbook Stuff

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, infant, layout, scrapbook, hanging clothing line onesies, silver rattle, you are my favorite, Custom Scrapbook StuffConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, infant, layout, scrapbook, hanging clothing line onesies, silver rattle, you are my favorite, Custom Scrapbook StuffConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, infant, layout, scrapbook, hanging clothing line onesies, silver rattle, you are my favorite, Custom Scrapbook StuffConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, infant, layout, scrapbook, hanging clothing line onesies, silver rattle, you are my favorite, Custom Scrapbook StuffHope you enjoyed these creations – I sure had fun creating them! What would you create with customized paper? I’d love to hear!

I’ll be at CHA today – be sure to say “hi” if you’re there too! And if you’re interested in seeing Custom Scrapbook Stuff’s booth and paper samples – they’ll be in the “New ” section, booth #2203

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