Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas craft, banners, gift tags, Peace, Noel, Joy, Be Merry, Believe, Merry Christmas, Be Merry, handmade, Etsy

Make It Monday // Christmas Crafts {Feeling Crafty}

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Welcome to another Make It Monday!

Are you in full-swing, happy-as-a-camper holiday-mode? I sure am! Christmas tree is up and decorated. Christmas music is on All. The. Time. ❤ Stockings are hung, and an elf has arrived for his annual visit to our home with sheer delight from my girls! Love, love, love this time of year and just can’t get enough!

Last year, a friend from church (who just so happens to have been a friend in college!) invited me to sell my crafts at her annual Holiday Boutique at her home. She opens up her home to about a dozen local small businesses and crafters to sell their goods as a fun and friendly holiday social event and fundraiser for local charities. I wasn’t able to participate last year, but I jumped in this year! I created lots of holiday banners and gift tags, and have even listed them on my Etsy shop! If there’s anything that strikes your fancy, please consider purchasing it by Wednesday, December 10th as 20% of proceeds will be donated to Rady’s Children’s Hospital, in continued support of Lianna’s Holiday Boutique 🙂

Chalkboard Banners

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas craft, banners, gift tags, Peace, Noel, Joy, Be Merry, Believe, Merry Christmas, Be Merry, handmade, Etsy

Classic Color Banners

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Vintage/Retro Child Inspired

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Gift Tags

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas craft, banners, gift tags, Peace, Noel, Joy, Be Merry, Believe, Merry Christmas, Be Merry, handmade, Etsy

Ready to shop? Head on over to my Etsy boutique!

CRAFTING TIP: Using multiple patterned papers to create a cohesive look is challenging yet important for a product to look polished and professional. When picking your papers, the easiest route is to choose papers from the same collection. If you’re mixing and matching collections, stay within the same color family, or at least the same tonal values. Many manufacturers will have new yearly collections, but will work with previous year’s color tones, so be sure to shop your own stash, too!

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2Are you following the Make It Monday hop? Did you land here from Karen at Photos Kept Alive? Karen is sharing some food layouts inspired by Insta-Food classes… already making me hungry! If you haven’t stopped by her site today, be sure you do. But first, continue the Make It Monday hop and head on over to check out Jen with Jen Wright Designs. Jen has a free scrapbook template & freebie she’s sharing this week. Her projects are always inspiring and make me want to scrap some more digi pages! Be sure to let her know you stopped by with some comment love!

2014-01-26_9698-Edit_SubscribeHere-small2As 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!

So what are you going to do first? Head over to check out Jen’s scrapbooking template and freebie? Check out my Etsy shop goodies? Still haven’t checked out my Society6 shop? Whatever it is, I hope you love it!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas friends and family! Wishing you joy and peace in the comfort of our savior’s love and light this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

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What have you enjoyed this season or are you looking forward to enjoying during these next couple days? I’ve enjoyed photographing bokeh, ornaments, families, treats and lots of decor this season!

I’ll be spending the next few days with family, but will be back in a couple of days with a fun post about a recent photo outing with friends: photographing photograpHers! Until then, be sure to check out the class links below. Truly, I only link to classes, instructors and products I LOVE and think you will too! Don’t miss the FREE photo a day scrapinar with Katrina Kennedy – sign up here. And check out the amazing photography, crafting, art and scrapbooking classes from True Scrap 5 – all 15 classes on sale (under $10 per class!) until 12/25.

Merry Christmas and blessings to you and yours! As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. If you’re still in need of a last minute gift for any photographers, artists or crafters in your life, be sure to check out the True Scrap 5 classes – the sale prices are coming to an end 12/25. Each class is on sale for just under $10 per class. Hands down, it was one of the best online class experiences I’ve ever had! There are 15 classes to pick from – here are just a few of the you-really-can’t-miss-these-classes that I loved! Besides gifts for others, everyone needs a “To: Me, From: Me” present under the Christmas tree, right?! : )

Katrina Kennedy's True Scrap 5 "The Art of the Everyday" class - one word: Amazing!!!!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Katrina Kennedy’s True Scrap 5 “The Art of the Everyday” class

Stephanie Ackerman's True Scrap 5 "Project Miscellany" class - one word: Awesome!!!!

ART: Stephanie Ackerman’s True Scrap 5 “Project Miscellany”

Nichol Magouirk's True Scrap 5 "Stamp it up a Notch" class - one word: Awesome!!!!

SCRAPBOOKERS: Nichol Magouirk’s True Scrap 5 “Stamp it up a Notch”

PSS. Don’t forget to sign-up for the FREE photography webinar “Oh, Shoot! Creating a Successful Daily Photography Project” – I blogged about it here. Katrina Kennedy and Lain Ehmann are offering a free tip filled scrapinar to help you succeed in your photo a day project in 2014 – don’t miss it!! Personally, my photography has really evolved over the last year and I sincerely feel it’s due to classes, challenges and communities that keep me shooting! Being part of Katrina’s Capture Your 365 has definitely aided in that evolution!

Oh, Shoot! Creating a Successful Daily Photography Project with Katrina Kennedy