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Make It Monday // Girl Scout Kaper Chart {Top Dog Dies}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Girl Scouts Kaper Chart, Brownies Kaper Chart, unicorns, Daisies, responsibility chart

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Welcome to another Make It Monday! I’m so excited to share this project with you! I’ve been wanting / needing to make it for a while, and it finally made it’s way up the priority list!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Girl Scouts Kaper Chart, Brownies Kaper Chart, unicorns, Daisies, responsibility chart Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Girl Scouts Kaper Chart, Brownies Kaper Chart, unicorns, Daisies, responsibility chart

My daughters are both Girl Scouts – one is a Brownie and one is a Daisy. Our Brownies Troop Leader had mentioned a Kaper Chart would be helpful for the girls to start taking on more responsibilities during meetings. When I heard it was a paper crafted project, of course I offered to make it! Our Brownies picked the Unicorn for their troop crest, and the minute I received the Top Dog Dies Unicorn Die Set, I knew I wanted to use it for the Kaper Chart!

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Here’s my supply list:

And here’s what I did to make this:

  1. I cut out the Unicorn on white cardstock, the horn in gold, the mane and extra hair tuft from the multi-colored cardstock, using Big Shot Die Cutting machine.
  2. I glued the patterned paper onto the foam core
  3. Large and medium rectangles cut to frame unicorn pieces and letters/numbers, and glued onto foam core.
  4. Letters and numbers were cut using the Slice machine and Vintage Findings cartridge; glued onto green rectangles.
  5. Green cardstock and pocket page die from the Fall Die Set used to create background for Unicorns.
  6. Unicorns and accessories glued onto green die cuts, names handwritten onto cards, then laminated and hand fussy cut.
  7. Titles (responsibilities) created and cut using Silhouette Cameo.
  8. Velcro pieces added to backs of laminated pieces (soft velcro side on adhered to laminated piece, pokey velcro side adhered to large pink rectangle on foam core boards).

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Girl Scouts Kaper Chart, Brownies Kaper Chart, unicorns, Daisies, responsibility chart

I seriously love the way this came out and think the Brownie Troop will as well! The chart will not only help them be responsible and show they care, but the unicorns I’m sure will be a big hit with the girls!

MakeItMondayCircle-FALL2015Be sure to continue the Make It Monday circle and head on over to my dear friend Alice at Scrapbook Wonderland. We’ve all had those “how embarrassing!” moments, and Alice will convince you to share a cringeworthy story on your next layout! Seriously, the girl never disappoints, so be sure to head on over!

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

* 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 this Saturday, 10/31/15 – when the ghouls and goblins take it away! Over 30 new designs have been added – here’s a little peak:

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Inked Bokeh Tutorial {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // inked bokeh VIDEO tutorial scrapbook layout, perfect for scrapbooking, cards, tags, and more! May is one of my favorite months of the year! Not only is it my baby’s birthday month, but it’s also Layout-a-Day during May!

Layout-a-Day is a month long challenge of spending creative time everyday to create a scrapbook page or layout. It only happens 3 months out of the year, so it’s a special time to focus on one of my favorite hobbies. But, I won’t lie…with my schedule as a mom & wife, volunteer, photographer, Etsy-preneur and more, I don’t get to create a layout every single day, but I do make creative time more of a priority for the month! That might mean a layout, a card, prettying up my planner, or playing with a tag to try a new technique.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // inked bokeh VIDEO tutorial scrapbook layout, perfect for scrapbooking, cards, tags, and more!

For this month’s Layout-a-Day in the Scrap Happy community, I’ve been quite the happy camper to be one of the featured designers! Our theme for the month is Musical Mayhem and being inspired by the music in our worlds. Today’s prompt is to create a layout highlighting a loved one who enjoys the spotlight! What a perfect opportunity to create a layout about my big girl about her moment on stage singing Katy Perry’s “Firework” during her school talent show! At just 7-years old, my big girl had more confidence in her little pinky than I’ve ever had!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // inked bokeh VIDEO tutorial scrapbook layout, perfect for scrapbooking, cards, tags, and more!

I had fun creating this background paper and thought I’d share how easy it was to create! Enjoy the tutorial. If you like it and learned from it, please leave me a thumbs up to let me know you enjoyed it!

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

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PS. I love the Simon Says Stamp weekly creative challenges! Have you checked them out? Always inspiring! Check out both the Monday “XYZ” and Wednesday “Color Swatch” challenges!

Make It Monday // Green Watercolor Card

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // watercolor card on Etsy, lamppost, light, shining, easy, simple, DIY

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make it Monday blog circle in greenWelcome to our Make It Monday: “Green” circle! You may have noticed some of our Monday’s have themes? Well today we’re sharing Green posts! I took it quite literal, but you’ll have to read along on the circle to see how the other creatives interpreted green! So, here we go…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // watercolor card on Etsy, lamppost, light, shining, easy, simple, DIY

It’s been a while since I made a watercolor card, so that’s exactly what I wanted to this week. I knew the colors I wanted to use and the stamps/embossing I wanted to do, too! I really do love when an idea or inspiration hits and it turns out like I was hoping it would!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // watercolor card on Etsy, lamppost, light, shining, easy, simple, DIY

 

The Tim Holtz Distress Inks are the easiest and most versatile way of creating gorgeous watercolor projects. Check out my YouTube videos – this one in particular walks you through the step-by-step process to make this, and I share lots of tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years! From saving money to using up all the ink on your craft mat…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make it Monday blog circle in greenReady to continue to Make It Monday fun? How do you bring special attention to a special object of a story? Have you ever scrapped your shoes? Alice at Scrapbook Wonderland shares her lucky shoes with us! Check out Alice’s post – her creativity is splendid and she shares tips and tricks quite generously!

Need more inspiration?

Are you looking for some creative inspiration? Join me, my friend Carole from Scrapbook Campus and about a dozen other designers as we share Inspiration: A to Z – a free month long inspiration series, working through every letter of the alphabet and areas to scrapbook, make cards, projects and more! It’s free, so you’ve got nothing to lose! We just started yesterday, March 1st and it will run until March 26th, so jump in now before you miss any more of the alphabet!

Another great event to gather inspiration from is the annual True Stamp event. Whether you’re a newer stamper looking to advance your skills, a more experienced paper crafter wanting an inspiration infusion, or a stamping dabbler looking to use your supplies in new ways, you need to hear about True Stamp! My friend Lain Ehmann of True Scrap has pulled together six of the hottest stamping companies around to offer a full day of inspiration and fun… Including Lawn Fawn, Technique Tuesday, Paper Smooches, Mama Elephant, Raisin Boat, and Simon Says Stamp.

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True Stamp is a one-day, online, LIVE event on March 28. All six classes will come to YOU via the magic of the Internet in a state-of-the-art web room. You’ll watch class demonstrations, chat with instructors and other students, and have the time of your stampy life – all without leaving home (or even changing out of your PJs!). I hope you’ll join me and a few hundred other of your new stamp-loving BFF’s ❤ Click Here to Sign Up! 

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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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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PS. I love playing along with card challenges like the Curtain Call and Simon Says Stamp! Where do you find your inspiration?

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ClickyChickCreates.com // Watercolor Butterflies using embossing with Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Watercolor Butterflies Birthday Card {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // Watercolor Butterflies using embossing with Tim Holtz Distress Inks

I’m sharing another crafty creation! Cards in back-to-back posts?! Not typical, but I couldn’t wait to share this one! I’ve been wanting to play with watercolors, and I’ve seen Tim Holtz do the watercolor effects using the water brush pen and his distress inks, so I decided to stop “wanting” and just “do” it! {Notice that “Just Do It” has been a theme in my life lately? If you missed the blog tour where 26 bloggers (including moi) shared our “lessons learned” from April Bowles of Blacksburg Belle’s CreativeLive class, check out my post here. And check out April’s post too – she has a contest where lucky winners will get their hands on some of her tools – marketing for creatives and blogging goodies – just for commenting!}

Back to this yummy watercolored card… You’ll see in the video how easy it was to do. Seriously. Super. Duper. Easy. And aren’t the colors delish? I was inspired by a few of my favorite sites, including: Fusion ChallengeTwo Peas in a Bucket June Mood Board and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

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. Some videos (like mine) will focus on one project or technique, but honestly, the ones I’ve learned the most from are classes with more meat, like the True Stamp classes! They’re 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!!

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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Blessed (Baptism) Card {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // Blessed card with "stained glass" window

Last week I was honored to be part of a creative blog tour (if you missed it, you can read the post here) with friends around the world who share in this little passion called crafting! My friend Lisa from Recklinghausen Musings invited me to play along, and I was ecstatic to be in fantastic company with Lisa as well as Danielle of EcoScrapbook, both long time friends in the scrapbooking world! The tour is designed to share a bit about my current projects and creative process, as well as include three other creative friends in the tour. Have you done anything similar? It’s a great way to meet fellow crafters from around the world and find new and inspiring blogs to follow!

The crafter’s I linked to are running their “Creative Blog Tour” posts today, so be sure to see what they have to say!

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In that post, I also mentioned a card I had made for my nephew’s baptism… isn’t he adorable?! He really wanted to grab hold of the Father’s bible and not let go! Maybe he has a future in the priesthood!?

Besides sharing my nephew’s adorableness, I wanted to share this quick and easy card I made, the hiccup along the way, and the final result. Let me know what you think of the video? How have you overcome any creative hiccups? And if you’re inspired to create after watching the video, please share it in the comments, too!

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. Some videos (like mine) will focus on one project or technique, but honestly, the ones I’ve learned the most from are classes with more meat, like the True Stamp classes that are now available for individual sale!

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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! Currently, 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!!

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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ClickyChickCreates.com // Mother's Day card using Hero Arts stencil / mask, Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China, punches, embossing, stamping and more!

Mother’s Day Card {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // Mother's Day card using Hero Arts stencil / mask, Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China, punches, embossing, stamping and more!

I’ve been blessed with three Mom’s in my life: my mama-mama, my step-mama and my mama-in-law. Each has helped shape me into the person I am today, and for that I will always be grateful! Yes, even my MIL – can you believe she’s been in my life for 23 years? How can that be considering I still sometimes think (and act!) like I’m in my 20’s?!

ClickyChickCreates.com // Mother's Day card using Hero Arts stencil / mask, Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China, punches, embossing, stamping and more!

Anywho, I designed this Mother’s Day card to send to all the mamas and I sure do hope they like them! Are you ready for Sunday? If you haven’t made your card(s) yet, there’s still time! What’s the old saying our mamas always said? “Better late than never!”

ClickyChickCreates.com // Mother's Day card using Hero Arts stencil / mask, Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China, punches, embossing, stamping and more!

In case you haven’t made a card yet, I even made a video showing the process. Go ahead – give it a try!

Forgot to mention that I had planned to use the entire label that was stamped, but then realized it was too wide for the jar. The Fiskars Oval ‘n Oval Again punch came to the rescue!

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

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PS. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I love challenges! Here are some challenges that helped inspire this card! Be sure to check them out and all the amazingness in the linky parties!

Little Red Wagon – Challenge #236
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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Five

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:
Spring Flowers

The NY Melrose Family
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ClickyChickCreates.com // Mother's Day card using Hero Arts stencil / mask, Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China, punches, embossing, stamping and more!