ClickyChickCreates.com // Plan with Me February 2016, pink, donuts, Eiffel Tower, kisses, Inkwell Press, Mission Board

Make It Monday // February Plan with Me Video!

ClickyChickCreates.com // Plan with Me February 2016, pink, donuts, Eiffel Tower, kisses, Inkwell Press, Mission Board

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!Welcome to another Make It Monday! It’s been so long since I’ve been able to share a Plan with Me Video, but I’m happy to say I finally have a new one up on YouTube! I shared most of these stickers in the Make It Monday post last week, but now you can see them in action!

ClickyChickCreates.com // Plan with Me February 2016, pink, donuts, Eiffel Tower, kisses, Inkwell Press, Mission Board

The video shows my process on a weekly layout, the February monthly layout and the February mission board! Lots of planner fun! Mixed media – ink, stencils, masking, stickers – I hope you find inspiration and have some creative time!

ClickyChickCreates.com // Plan with Me February 2016, pink, donuts, Eiffel Tower, kisses, Inkwell Press, Mission Board

Do you set up yearly or monthly goals? The mission board has been fantastic for helping me look at my goals in a new way! My One Little Word for the year is FOCUS, so every month I focus on a few areas in life, and set 3 attainable-yet-making-me-stretch goals to reach towards. Works for me, so I thought I’d share!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!I hope you enjoy the video! And it wouldn’t be a complete Make It Monday without heading over to check out some more crafty fun! Be sure to visit the ever so crafty Alison at Day Designing – she’s sharing how she conquered her die cut dilemma.  Maybe you’ll be inspired to conquer your 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

PS. Don’t forget to use code YOUTUBEDONUTS to save 15% off $15+ purchase at www.ClickyChickCreates.etsy.com – I’m sure you’ll find some goodness for your 2016 planning! But hurry – coupon code expires soon – happy shopping!

Make It Monday // Donut Planner Stickers!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!Welcome to another Make it Monday! I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day yesterday, celebrating the day with the one(s) you love! I’ve been busy creating more stickers, yet again! Although it’s Valentine’s this month, my sugar tooth won out and I created a fun “Donut” themed collection of stickers! Here are but a few of the pieces available in my Etsy shop. Lots more available on Etsy!

Monthly Inspirational Quotes

Along with the overall look for the month, I love putting the monthly fun quotes together. I love how these came out and hope you do too!

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Mission Board Hexagons

The monthly mission board is a fun way to set goals and decorate with a fun look!

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“Plan with Me” Weekly kit!

I started filming Plan with Me videos again and created this 2-page kit with fun reds and pinks!

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Decorative and functional!

The “Sampler” page is a great way to see and use lots of the monthly themed goodies, and the Flags are always one of my favorite items to use on my pages!

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And of course I had to add some cute Planner stickers, specifically to schedule planning time!

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And agin, these are just a few sheets from the entire Donut Collection available on my Etsy shop! They’re fun, decorative, and add some functional whimsy to any planner! I hope you’ll head on over to my Etsy shop and check out the goodness! And there’s even a coupon code to share! It expires TODAY, Monday, February 15th, so be sure to head over quickly! Use coupon code ClickyChickLOVES to save 20% off $25+ purchase!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!And it wouldn’t be a complete Make It Monday without heading over to check out some more crafty fun! Be sure to visit the ever so crafty Alison at Day Designing – she’s sharing a special Family Day inspired scrapbooking layout! Maybe you’ll be inspired to create a layout about your Valentine’s family adventures!

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

PS. Don’t forget to use code ClickyChickLOVES to save 20% off $25+ purchase at www.ClickyChickCreates.etsy.com – I’m sure you’ll find some goodness for your 2016 planning! But hurry – coupon code expires 2/15/16 – happy shopping!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Hello You are Amazing - Ombre card - distress inks

Make It Monday // Ombre Card

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Hello You are Amazing - Ombre card - distress inks

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Welcome to another Make It Monday! I’m so happy to share this easy and quick card with you today!

One of my favorite card makers ever is Jennifer McGuire. And one of my favorite challenge sites is Simon Says Stamp! The minute I saw Jennifer’s most recent card, I knew I wanted to make my own version for the Ombre Challenge. I was inspired by the simplicity and elegance in Jen’s card and couldn’t wait to jump in! And the other thing that really inspired me was the Lasting Hearts card drive – a card drive Jen has organized for collecting cards for those who have recently lost a baby due to miscarriage. I can’t wait to make some more to send for the collection ❤

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Hello You are Amazing - Ombre card - distress inks

COLOR
I used three Distress Ink colors (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar) and applied the colors directly onto the card stock.

HEARTS
Using the Heidi Swapp heart stencil and Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold, I created the background hearts onto the card.

SENTIMENT
Using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hearts and Hello dies, I die cut the heart from vellum and hello from gold paper. I glued it all down and stamped a sweet little sentiment to finish the card.

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Thanks for joining me for this week’s Make It Monday! I hope you enjoyed my quick card! I think it took all of 10 minutes to make it and I can’t wait to share it! Now be sure to head on over to check out how Karen at Photos Kept Alive is changing her templates to make new, fresh layouts!

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

PS. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for 2016 planning! And use coupon code CLICKYCHICKDREAMS to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 1/31/16

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Make It Monday // Dreaming of Planner Stickers!

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Welcome to the first Make it Monday of 2016! A new year means it’s time for a new planner! Planner girls, can I get an high-five on that?! Woot woot! How exciting is it to open up and start using a new planner?! Seriously, I just love it ❤

Of course, I’m still in love with the Inkwell Press Planner and I was lucky to get my hands on a 2016 Classic before selling out! I started with my 2015 Inkwell last spring, and by mid-summer, I was happily making stickers to decorate and organize my life!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // planner stickers - inkwell press - gelato collection

One of the areas that has really helped me is the monthly Mission Board. I’m able to set goals and keep them top of mind. Since they’re monthly, it’s a nice way to break my big goals into smaller, more manageable, and more attainable goals. What works for you to keep on track with your goals? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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Every month, I create a new set of themed stickers that compliment the color scheme in my planner, but have my personal look and flair 😀  There are over 30 sticker sheets designed each collection, so this is just a very small sampling! For January, I decided to have fun with hot air balloons, dreams, and more! To see the entire collection, head over to my Etsy shop here!

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Along with the decorative stickers, I love using functional stickers to help keep my schedule on track!

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And a new design I added this month are these cute “Plan Time” stickers! The Inkwell Press planners have 4 themes that rotate throughout the year, so these will be great throughout 2016!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // planner stickers - inkwell press - gelato collection

If you’re interested in seeing the rest of the collection, head on over to the Clicky Chick Creates Etsy shop! I’m excited to work on more collections for 2016 and my goal is to share those here monthly! Can I get a woot-woot?! 😀

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16I love the creativity in the planner world and I have to admit, that for me, it started in the crafty world, particularly in scrapbooking and cardmaking! So I’m super excited the my sweet friend Alison of Alison Day Designs is sharing a Valentine’s Day card project with you! And it’s not your typical red or pink…how about some blue with Alison for a Valentine’s Day card? Why not! Be sure to follow the circle and see what everyone is up to for today’s Make It Monday!

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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Wishing you all fabulous 2016 and a lovely week! May it be filled with love and beauty!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

 

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // stitched Snowman card on snowflake background using Top Dog Dies,

Make It Monday // Snowman Card Peek {Top Dog Dies}

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2Welcome to another Make It Monday! In southern California, we’ve had quite a bit of a heat wave, but this morning was rather cool and even a little drizzly. It felt fabulous! It was the first time it’s felt like anything but summer over here. Even though it was a tiny tease of fall, I had to run over to Trader Joe’s and buy everything pumpkin I could get my hands on 🙂 Feeling so festive, what a perfect time to share a sneak peek of a card using the new winter dies from Top Dog Dies!

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I actually used several die sets for this card. Three to be exact! The dies are all fantastic and I love layering different elements to create unique cards. The new dies will be released tomorrow, so I’ll be back with lots of details tomorrow about all the yumminess on the card!

This is a little different from most Make it Monday posts, but I promise to be back tomorrow with all the details on making this card! As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

 

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fair scrapbook layout with balloons using Top Dog Dies

Make It Monday // Fair Summer Memories {Top Dog Dies}

MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYWelcome to another Make It Monday! I hope you’re ready for some summer fun today! We’re sharing some of our favorite Summer Memories, maybe even listing some of our favorites! Hey, a listers gotta list! Here we go…

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One of our most favorite summer outings is going to the Fair! We’ve been going to the Del Mar (San Diego) Fair for many years with our besties – the T family – since 2010! Can you believe it?! Time flies, and I have tons of photos from every year, but I decided to focus on summer 2014 for this layout. It was quite a monumental year as my baby girl was finally able to ride so many of the rides with her sister and BFF, Super-D!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fair scrapbook layout with balloons using Top Dog DiesI used the Top Dog Dies Balloon Die Set to create the balloons for my page title, as well as the large balloon for my journaling! The set has some smaller balloons too. I love all the sizes and variations! I also used the clouds from the Hot Air Balloon Set. Also, notice the detailing going across the large balloon with journaling? That’s using another new Top Dog Dies die – the Borders #1 set. I loved making these fun details for this layout!

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What are some of your favorite summer memories? I’d love to hear about them in the comments! Be sure to document them – whether in a scrapbook layout, a journal, or written on the back of photos! Time flies and you’ll forget those little details way too soon!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fair scrapbook layout with balloons using Top Dog Dies

MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYBe sure to continue the Make It Monday circle. My sweet friend Kelli at Scrapbook Love is sharing one of her favorite formulas: old school photos + list journaling = easy scrapbook pages! She’s a wizard at finding new uses for old supplies, so be sure to take a look at what she has to say! I know you won’t be disappointed!

Oh, and don’t forget to check out True Scrap PlannerLove! I’ll be sharing more in a few days… if you’re at all interested in jumping into the planner craze, then you really can’t miss this event! September 19th, six instructors, live classes, all from the comfort of your own home! I’ve been a participant of many True Scrap events and I am beyond ecstatic to be teaching this round! The online chats during the class are fabulous – super friendly, like-minded, crafty girls and awesome topics. You’ll feel right at home and feel like you’ve found your tribe! Join us! Registration opens soon, so get on the Early Bird list – it’s the only way to lock in the lowest price possible! Click here to find out more! TSPL-Connie-Rectangle-670x335

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Sometimes I really do feel in synch with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Today’s challenge is Citrus with a Twist – perfect for the color choices on this page!

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