ClickyChickCreates.com // Smoothies in the Backyard (everyday moments / real life) scrapbook layout using 9 photos, spray misting, masks, stencils, butterflies, flowers, wood veneers

Smoothies in the Backyard {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // Smoothies in the Backyard (everyday moments / real life) scrapbook layout using 9 photos, spray misting, masks, stencils, butterflies, flowers, wood veneers

As a kid, I loved liquados and my girls continue the tradition loving smoothies! We make them all the time, but for this LOAD514 (layout a day) with the prompt of “taste sensation,” I chose to use these photos from a couple summers ago since we included step-by-step smoothie making photos and our pooch Fletchie (RIP) was hanging with the girls as usual in the yard. I had so many photos, I decided to make a mirrored double page spread. Using butterfly masks and mists was a great way to cover lots of space, but compliment the patterned papers and embellies I was already using. In the journaling, I added ingredient lists for both liquados and smoothies in case my girls want to make them for their babies one day!

ClickyChickCreates.com // Smoothies in the Backyard (everyday moments / real life) scrapbook layout using 9 photos, spray misting, masks, stencils, butterflies, flowers, wood veneers

ClickyChickCreates.com // Smoothies in the Backyard (everyday moments / real life) scrapbook layout using 9 photos, spray misting, masks, stencils, butterflies, flowers, wood veneers

What did you love to eat as a kid that you still love now? Mine pretty much includes anything with sugar 🙂 Outside of sweet treats, I always loved my Dad’s Sunday morning Chilaquiles surprise breakfasts; my Mom’s Calabasitas and my step-Mom’s Adobo. Hmmm… I’m getting hungry already! And I see future scrapbook pages with these treasured recipes being featured!

ClickyChickCreates.com // Smoothies in the Backyard (everyday moments / real life) scrapbook layout using 9 photos, spray misting, masks, stencils, butterflies, flowers, wood veneers

ClickyChickCreates.com // Smoothies in the Backyard (everyday moments / real life) scrapbook layout using 9 photos, spray misting, masks, stencils, butterflies, flowers, wood veneers

Are there any family recipes you loved as a kid and make now for yourself or your family? Do you have a collection of recipes to hand down to your kids? I’d love to hear about it, so please share in the comments!

One of my favorite parts about scrapbooking, journaling in particular, is sharing about my past, wrapping it up in our present, and giving my girls bits and pieces so they can continue with the good stuff with their families in the distant future! Do you think it’ll work?

ClickyChickCreates.com // Smoothies in the Backyard (everyday moments / real life) scrapbook layout using 9 photos, spray misting, masks, stencils, butterflies, flowers, wood veneers

ClickyChickCreates.com // Smoothies in the Backyard (everyday moments / real life) scrapbook layout using 9 photos, spray misting, masks, stencils, butterflies, flowers, wood veneers

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

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

Webster’s Pages / Allison Kreft “Creamsicles” patterned paper
Webster’s Pages / Allison Kreft “Savory” patterned paper
Maya Road, Butterfly Masks
Dylusions Ink Spray, London Blue
Dylusions Ink Spray, Calypso Teal
Dylusions Ink Spray, Fresh Lime
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Festive Berries
American Crafts Thickers, Marquise in Chestnut
Slice Parties Design Card (butterflies)
Slice Elite Digital Cutting Machine
Slice Hands Free 12Ă—12 board
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
EK Success Craft Tweezers
Fiskars SureCut Personal 12″ Paper Trimmer

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

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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

Sweet Blessing {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Sweet Blessing baby boy shower card with onesies on a clothesline

Last month we celebrated my baby sister’s pregnancy with a couple of baby showers. So of course I had to get crafty!

ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Sweet Blessing baby boy shower card with onesies on a clothesline

She’s having a baby boy (in case the blue onesies didn’t give it away!) and I am so excited to meet him next month! My nephew will be the first boy in our family, and my daughters are thrilled to have a cousin to play with and love!

ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Sweet Blessing baby boy shower card with onesies on a clothesline

Sweet blessing indeed! I really look forward to the experiences and memories my daughters and nephew will have together! There’s nothing like building forts, or going swimming, or playing house, or sleepovers, or road trips, or birthdays, or holidays, or a million other things… with cousins! What an exciting adventure they have ahead : )

What are some of your favorite memories growing up with cousins? I’d love to hear in the comments below! Thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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P R O D U C T S   U S E D:
Onesies and “Blessing” made using Slice Elite and Baby Design Card
Clouds (used as masks) made using Slice Elite and Remember This Design Card
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
The Twinery Twine in Ocean
Maya Road Mini Alterable Clothes Pins
Sweet Stamp Shop Alpha Tabs
Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad