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 // Beach Silhouette, sisters, daughters, girls, kids, beach, sunset, jump, balloons, Pacific Ocean, La Jolla Shores

Silhouette // Balloons at the Beach {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Beach Silhouette, sisters, daughters, girls, kids, beach, sunset, jump, balloons, Pacific Ocean, La Jolla ShoresAfter reading the prompt and posting my first “Coastline Silhouettes” response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette, I was inspired and knew I wanted to go out and play some more!

My original post included tips to improve your silhouettes, so if you didn’t already read them, check them out over here.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // How to Photograph Silhouettes tutorial, how-to, photo tips

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Beach Silhouette, sisters, daughters, girls, kids, beach, sunset, jump, balloons, Pacific Ocean, La Jolla Shores

I invited a dear friend to meet up with my daughters and I for these shots. She and I met in 2010, when I started my formal photography education, and she’s one of my go-to-gals for bouncing ideas (concepts!), discussing photo challenges (help!), and sharing good laughs and support in our photo journeys ❤

We had a blast and look forward to heading out again for another fun photo outing!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Beach Silhouette, sisters, daughters, girls, kids, beach, sunset, jump, balloons, Pacific Ocean, La Jolla Shores

Be sure to check out The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette – so much inspiration being shared! Curious for more? Check out my previous photo challenge entries! Want to see all my silhouette posts? Head on over here!

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 🙂

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Street Photography - signs, blue sky, Little Italy

10 on 10 – July // Street Photography

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // street signs, red, stop, blue sky, Little Italy

We just finished tackling the most challenging exercises I’ve been faced with in the Practice class with Katrina Kennedy at CY365… Street Photography! I love photographing at farmer’s market’s and street fairs, so I thought the four exercises in Street Photography would be a breeze. Boy, was I wrong!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // street signs, red, pedestrians, one-way, do not enter, Little Italy Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // street signs, words on pavement, confusing, arrows, Little Italy

As challenging (in a good way, of course!) as the assignments were, I definitely enjoyed pushing beyond my comfort zone. I really hoped to nail the street portrait and was channeling my “Humans of New York” inspiration as much as possible, but let’s just say I’ll leave that niche of photography to the street photography pros like Brandon Stanton 🙂

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Street Photography - signs, blue sky, Little Italy

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Do you enjoy street photography? Any tips you’d like to share that help you when capturing a good street portrait? I learned lots and would like to share my takeaway from the pedi-cab shots…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Pedi-Cab street portrait, San Diego, embarcadero

Photo Tip: Engage with your subject – chat with them, give a little direction and be grateful for their assistance! Even if there’s a language barrier, use body language and your hands to drive the communication! {click to tweet!}

Today just happens to be our 10 on 10 posting for the month, so what a great opportunity to share these street photos from my outing in Little Italy and the Embarcadero! You may have come to me from Megan Wright as part of the 10 on 10 circle, but even if you didn’t come from Megan’s blog, follow the circle and head on over to Kristina Rust – her images are always gorgeous and inspiring, and her blog is full of great photo tips!

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And if you still didn’t get enough 10 on 10 goodness, check out our previous circles here – I love the beautiful, diverse and collaborative spirit of our photo circles!

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!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Canon 60D
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
Check out all my camera bag goodies here!

ClickyChickCreates.com // It Had to Be You (wedding song) scrapbook layout using black and white photo with black, cream, red, teal patterned papers, banner embellishments

Soundtrack of Your Life {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // It Had to Be You (wedding song) scrapbook layout using black and white photo with black, cream, red, teal patterned papers, banner embellishments

We all have them… those songs that leave a footprint on your heart; they take you back in time; they put a smile on your face; they make you get up and dance; maybe they even bring a tear to your eye (hopefully joyful tears). Whatever it is, those songs, yes, THOSE songs, are the soundtrack of our lives.

ClickyChickCreates.com // It Had to Be You (wedding song) scrapbook layout using black and white photo with black, cream, red, teal patterned papers, banner embellishments

Have you ever scrapbooked those songs? Shared why they’re so meaningful? Or even about the lyrics you were certain said something completely different than what they were? Or the people you think of that you shared a special moment in time with that song? Road trip music? Prom music? Wedding music? How about the mix tapes that were so amazing to receive from friends, boyfriends or girlfriends! So many reasons to scrapbook those songs!

ClickyChickCreates.com // It Had to Be You (wedding song) scrapbook layout using black and white photo with black, cream, red, teal patterned papers, banner embellishments

Being part of LOAD514 (Layout a day) this month (especially as a featured designer / scrapper), I just can’t tell you how great it feels to get these stories told! Once we finally decided on “It Had to be You” by Harry Connick Jr., my hubby was such a great sport agreeing to take dance lessons. After a false start on the dance floor, our DJ finally got the music right and we did our dance! Poor hubby, nervous as he was, I think he was counting the steps the entire dance, but he did great!

ClickyChickCreates.com // It Had to Be You (wedding song) scrapbook layout using black and white photo with black, cream, red, teal patterned papers, banner embellishments

So what’s on your soundtrack? I’d love to hear about it, so leave me a comment!

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

And if you want to stroll down memory lane with me, here’s Harry Connick Jr with his smooth voice and retro swagger belting out It Had To Be You!!

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

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

T Kids Sneak Peek {Photo Session}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

I’ve been fortunate to know these kids their WHOLE lives! I’ve known their parents for over twenty years, having met back in college, and I consider them some of our nearest and dearest friends. Even now, our families spend lots of time together as our daughters are best of friends!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

I love that I get to photograph the kids as often as I do and their personalities really show in these photos! I had a blast at our session and hope they did too! As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c