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

2014-01-26_9698-Edit_SubscribeHere

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Dear Santa layout using My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas papers, tags, embossing, kraft tags, twine, wood veneer snowflake embellishments

Dear Santa {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Dear Santa layout using My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas papers, tags, embossing, kraft tags, twine, wood veneer snowflake embellishments

Oh yes, I’m scrapbooking about Christmas! I know, it’s May and we’re having an insane heat wave in California, but this month is LOAD514 (Layout A Day) and I’m a Featured Designer! The prompt “Dear Santa” inspired me to tell the story about the “letters to santa” mailing tube I bought way before my hubby and I had kids! I guess I was dreaming about babies instead of sugar plums that winter 🙂

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Dear Santa layout using My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas papers, tags, embossing, kraft tags, twine, wood veneer snowflake embellishments

When creating this page, the alphas I had in my stash were the perfect size, a great clean font, but they just didn’t have the pizzazz I wanted so I heat embossed them using Versamark and a glitter/tinsel embossing powder. And voila, exactly what I wanted!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Dear Santa layout using My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas papers, tags, embossing, kraft tags, twine, wood veneer snowflake embellishments

As I picked photos and papers, I saw that it was getting a bit busy, so I decided to add the journaling to layered tags that I could tuck under the photos. Note: remember to create a bit of a pocket and NOT add tape to the section you’ll be tucking your journaling behind! Oops!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Dear Santa layout using My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas papers, tags, embossing, kraft tags, twine, wood veneer snowflake embellishments

Do you scrapbook? Or create photo books? Do you journal and document your stories? That’s the stuff future generations will love to hear about! Be sure to take the time to jot down those memories – whether in your own handwriting or typed up – your kids will love reading your stories!

To check out more of my scrapbook layouts and other crafty creations click here.

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 Vintage Christmas 12×12 paper
Versamark Watermark Ink
Red Tinsel Embossing Powder
Maya Road Baker’s Twine Cording, Tomato Red
Studio Calico, Snowflake wood veneers
Stampendous Joy stamp
EK Success Craft Tweezers
Fiskars SureCut Personal 12″ Paper Trimmer