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 ūüôā

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

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