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LOAD Prep! What the what? {Feeling Crafty}

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LOAD what? A load of laundry? Load the dishwasher? Nope, LOAD as in Layout-a-Day, the most magical time of the year, right next to Christmas of course!

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If you’ve come to Clicky Chick Creates from the LOAD215 Blog Hop, welcome!

For those not familiar with LOAD, it’s a month long challenge to document life via memory keeping / scrapbooking. We receive a daily prompt, create a layout, upload it to our private Flickr group gallery and ooh- and aah- over all the gorgeous layouts in the gallery! No running to a physical class or crop, as it’s all done from the luxury of our own computer. You might get part of your layout done between work, school or getting dinner ready. You can even do it in your jammies! It’s pretty brilliant, actually!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Beach inspired scrapbook layout, blending, stencils, texture, embossing paste, distressing and more!

This will be my 10th, YES, tenth, LOAD! I had heard about it for about a year before I jumped in, and I’m ever so glad I finally did just do it! Some LOADs have been more successful than others, but ultimately, I end up with more layouts than I started the month with, so it’s definitely a win in my book!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // "Thrill Seekers" scrapbook layout - an afternoon at the county fair!

Playing with trends? Make them your own!

I’ve posted about my LOAD experiences several times, and you can find lots of insight here, here and here, where I’ve shared my top tips for an amazing LOAD experience, lots of my favorite layouts, why LOAD is a life changer and I’ve even shared my top-secret Crock-Pot Chili recipe that makes my family quite happy during LOAD!

So if I’ve written so much about LOAD already, what could I possible have to offer this go round without repeating myself? Loads! {Pun intended!} Instead of strategies or tips, I’d love to share a few things I didn’t know about LOAD, and that now, as I approach my 10th LOAD, am blessed with and look forward to sharing with you…

Connie Hanks // ClickyChickCreates.com // LOAD "Money doesn't grow on trees" layout, made using TCW Squiggle stencil and Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Prompts that make you scratch your head

Before participating in my first LOAD, I thought I’d just create layouts. Period. I knew I’d receive a daily prompt with some layout examples, and being fairly new to scrapbooking at the time, I thought it would be “use a green piece of paper, 5 brads, and 2 photos” but I was wrong. There’s so much more to LOAD than the month long challenge and a daily prompt.

I had no idea that the prompts would be so insightful. Some of the prompts made me immediately think of the page I wanted to create. Other times, the prompts challenged me to scrap about a topic that would’ve otherwise not made it onto my pages. I should probably say that pre-LOAD, I was mostly an event scrapper, with birthdays and Halloween monopolizing most pages. So making a page about my twin uncles, or my husband’s guitar wouldn’t have been top of mind. But through the awesome LOAD prompts, those pages happened! Curious what the prompts were those days? Little Girl Crush made me scrap about my super cool and handsome uncles, and the Five-Senses: Hearing prompt led me down the path of creating a layout about the 12-string guitar I gifted my husband years ago…way back to our pre-kids days when we had money for our own toys 😉

ClickyChickCreates.com // Sweet Girl Crush scrapbook layout about twin uncles

 

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Inspiration from Prompts, People, Pages

There is no shortage of inspiration during LOAD! Not only are the prompts fantastic, but the pages you see in the private gallery created using the same prompts you’ve received, is amazing! It’s truly inspiring to see the beautiful pages, read heartwarming / real / funny / poignant  journaling, and find that someone may have processed and interpreted the prompt so differently from you, that you’re inspired to create another page using the same prompt! There are usually over 5000+ pages created during LOAD – talk about endless inspiration!

ClickyChickCreates.com // Playground Besties (everyday moments / real life) scrapbook layout distress inks, masks, stencils, love, circle, arrows, hearts, glasses, mustache, Heidi Swapp,

Friendships, the real kind, not just surface stuff

So during LOAD, not only are we creating pages, but we’re seeing everyone else’s pages in our private gallery. And what’s usually on our pages? Our lives! Our loved ones! Our past! Our present! Our dreams! It’s beautiful to know so many of these women and their families through the layouts that have been shared. Marriages, babies, graduations, losses, deaths, family challenges… we’ve all shared so much on our layouts. Many of us have formed deep and meaningful friendships, and have even met in real life for retreats, shopping, coffee, classes, crafting, laughs and more! I really had no clue how close I would become with so many of these women. We come from all parts of the world, all different ages, shapes, colors and sizes! Our common thread of scrapbooking brought us together, but the friendships go so much deeper than sharing a love of paper! I’m forever thankful that I made the decision to try LOAD all those years ago!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Jar of Dreams layout with butterflies, bucket list, life goals

All in all, I’m really thankful for LOAD and wish I would’ve known sooner, how amazing the community is, the support, the inspiration, the camaraderie, the friendships that are formed… they’ve made a huge impact on my crafty life path and many have left their inky fingerprints on my heart forever ❤

So are you ready to join us? You’ve gotta do it, at least once upon a time! Sign up here!

One of the sweetest LOADsters I had the pleasure to become friends with would always give us a countdown of how many sleeps were left before the next LOAD started… so as Alison would say… we have six more sleeps before all the fun starts! Join us! You really will not regret it. And who knows, you might just make some new crafty besties! We’re a friendly, fun and fabulous (if I do say so myself!) group of gals and there’s room at the crafting table for you to join us 🙂

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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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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

Now head off to read some more LOAD goodness from my scrappy friends! You’ll recognize some of these gals from our regular Make It Monday posts, and I’m eager to read all these posts! Hope you are too! Make sure you leave them some comment love if you do hop on over! xoxo

Kristie Sloan at Artful Adventures

Kelli Panique at Use It Scrapbooking

Lain Ehmann at Layout A Day

Christy Stickler at My Scrapbook Evolution

Lynnette Nagle at Sassy Scrapper

Dani Leonetti at Scrapper on the Street

Danielle Hunter at Eco Scrapbook

Leslie Smith at Out of the Mire

Heather Dubarry at No Excuse Scrapbooking

Melissa Pearson at A Day in the Life Of

Valerie Smith at From Valerie’s Heart

Marcia Fortunato at Musings and Memories

Karen Fitting at Photos Kept Alive

Nicole Gray at Nicole’s Scrapbook

Alice Boll at Scrapbook Wonderland

Lisa Hausmann at Recklinghausen Musings

Wendy Aebi at Life in the Button Factory

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Make It Monday // Winter Wonder {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!Welcome to another Make It Monday! I hope you’re enjoying our  series and are inspired to create. If you’ve made something after checking out our Make It Monday blog posts, please do share! We’d love to hear about it!

So I have to ask… do the winter months leave you feeling a little blah? Too much gray? An abundance of drab? Well, then let’s add some color and sparkle to chase those blah’s away!

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Embossed Clothes Pins

First up, I created some embossed clothes pins. I actually made my first set of embossed clothes pins a couple of years ago for my sister’s baby shower. We used them to pin up baby onesies as decoration for the party. They turned out super cute and I was inspired to create some more recently. My sweet friend Dietra asked if I would be posting on my Etsy shop or if I would show how I made them. So I’m doing both!

How cute would this be as a gift packaging?

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And here’s how we used some at the baby shower…

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Shaker CARD

Here’s a sweet and simple mini shaker card I created… Look for the video coming in the next couple days!

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I wanted to use a snowflake, and thought how fun it would be to play off the “flake” part! It would be great for a belated birthday or I’m sorry card!

Are you ready to get creative? Hope so! But if you’re ready to shop instead, head on over to my Etsy shop!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!Be sure to hop on over to check out what Lisa at My Kreative Pursuits is up to this week! Whether it’s color, technique, a quote or more, she’s always sharing great inspiration! I wonder what Monday Mojo prompt she’ll be using this week? Definitely gonna hop on over and check it out! After visiting Lisa, be sure to continue the circle so you see how what everyone else is doing with out Winter Wonder theme!

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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Oh wait, there’s more! Have you signed up for Layout-A-Day (LOAD) yet? It’s just days away! The February LOAD is one of the most productive months for me as far as creating layouts. The community, the daily prompts, the productivity… it really is amazing and has made the month of February one of my most favorite months of the year! Don’t miss out on this amazing experience and get ready to share your passion with the nicest scrappy gals in the universe! Don’t delay – sign up NOW – it’s an amazing experience and one that EVERY scrapbooker should experience at least once upon a time!!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Are you in Southern California and looking to capture beautiful images of your family? Head on over to my Styling and Investment page to find out more and get in touch to schedule your 2015 session!

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10 on 10 – January // CHA 2015

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Welcome to the first 10 on 10 of 2015! You may have come to me from Kathleen Ries and her beautiful “beginnings” post – hope you loved it and continue the hop on over to my sweet and lovely friend Kim Bajorek!

Ready for a peek into CHA and walk a little bit of the floor with me?

Be still my beating heart! So many amazing goodies were showcased and demoed at the Craft & Hobby Association 2015 MEGA Show! I barely scratched the surface while I spent a single day at the show, but I wanted to share a little insight into my perspective from the show floor!

Before I even get into a few of the products that I can’t wait to get my hands on, I have to point out that I bee-lined straight to some of my favorite booths to see the people and products that have most influenced me in this wonderful crafty hobby I love so much! As much as I love the great products, they may have been just a touch overshadowed by the fabulous people who have shared lessons and tips to make my journey in this crafty world even sweeter! And I have to mention that my sweet friend Melissa was with me and was kind enough to grab my camera to get me in some of the shots 🙂

Do you love all Ranger products as much as I do? Dylusions, Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi? All amazing! Dyan Reaveley introduced Dylusions Paints which looked so amazing and dried super fast – she absolutely makes me want to get into art journaling! Tim’s new Stampers Anonymous stencils look fantastic – so many are on my wish list! And Wendy Vecchi’s embossing powders are gorgeous. As she demoed them, she mixed some with her matching inks and frosted crystal – so pretty! And her stencil/stamp sets are awesome too!

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My beautiful and amazingly talented friend Jen Gallacher was at the Echo Park booth and I was quite the happy camper to see her! We met through a crafty business networking group in 2013 and I’m in awe of the progress she’s made as a product designer and marketing maven. Go Jen! She has no idea how much she inspires me ❤

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Julie Fei-Fan Balzer was at The Crafter’s Workshop booth, showing her beautiful new stencils. We got there just as the show was closing, but she was a doll and kept chatting with us. Her mama Eileen joined us too – she’s beyond adorable and insightful! She’s like Yoda, Carol Brady and Margaret Cho rolled into one!

Back in 2009, when my baby was born and I was up in the wee hours of the night nursing, I stumbled on a show called Scrapbook Memories – it was a TV show about scrapbooking! I had just started in the hobby, but I was truly in awe of Julie’s artsy approach and Stacy Julian’s colorful and story based scrapbooking. I made Julie laugh when I told her that I could be described as their perfect love child 🙂

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Art Anthology had some lovely samples out and I was totally struck by these brushes on canvas… what a fun project! I love using their Sorbet’s in my techniques class – such a fun way to add texture, dimension and sparkle onto projects! They have a beautiful selection of vibrant colors and I can’t wait to try their new paints that offer different textural finishes.

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Spellbinders came out with an adorable line of fun and festive dies, perfect for parties and events of all sorts! I loved the party decor they had staged…you know it’s good when you immediately want to go home and create because you’re so inspired!

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Maggie Holmes and Shimelle Laine each have gorgeous lines with American Crafts. They were both incredibly sweet to chat with about all kinds of goodness…from photography and scrapbooking to babies to hoarding paper that we couldn’t live without and now find incredibly horrible and lots more! I couldn’t help but get a shot of Shimelle’s adorable red sparkly shoes…how cute is is that she’s from Kansas!

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A couple other must have products included new dies from Lawn Fawn – perfect for party supplies on my Etsy shop! And Deco Foil for the must-have, on-trend, metallic foil treatment on DIY projects! Using cardstock, a toner printer, creating a jacket with copy paper, and running through a laminator, we were able to create beautiful metallic foiled cards and projects. Very similar to the Heidi Swapp Minc, which was pretty amazing too!

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I know it was brief, but I hope you like my quick peek into CHA Winter 2015! I’m already planning to stay for at least two days next year! So much to see and one day just really did NOT cut it!

As always, thanks for stopping by to check out what I’m up to these days! Be sure to continue the 10 on 10 circle and head on over to my sweet friend Kim Bajorek – she’s a beauty inside and out, with an inspiring view of the world!

If you’ve missed any of our previous 10 on 10 posts, you can check them out here and follow the hop from each individual blog post 🙂

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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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Are you in Southern California and looking to capture beautiful images of your family? Head on over to my Styling and Investment page to find out more and get in touch to schedule your 2015 session!

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Make It Monday // Resolutions {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Family Resolutions, goals, scrapbooking, layout, clouds, hikingConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!Welcome back to another Make It Monday! It’s a new year, and with it comes new goals, resolutions, hopes and dreams!

On New Year’s Eve, my family and I spent a relaxing and lovely evening at home, eating, dancing, playing a board game and talking about our resolutions. My girls are 8 and 5 (5-and-a-half, to be more precise!), so the goals included sharing and helping, which were really sweet to hear ❤

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One of the goals we all discussed was being healthier, and since it was a beautiful morning, we decided to head out as a family and hike a trail! Before kids, my husband and I loved doing that more frequently, but it had been way too long for either of us! It was beautiful and our girls really loved the outing.

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Does the photo of the 5 of us look familiar? I posted it last week, right after new year’s, and was prompted to take the photo from the “Good Morning” prompt at Capture Your 365. I knew immediately I wanted to create a scrapbook layout with our family selfie! Most of my pages are of my girls, but one of my goals for this year is to get my husband and I on the pages a bit more frequently 🙂

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I knew exactly the paper I wanted to use for the layout – it was kraft and had clouds all over it. I searched my stash and suddenly I realized I didn’t have it. Did I think I had bought it but really didn’t? Nope. I had bought it. Turns out I had already used that paper! Oops! So, I found another cloud paper I loved and decided to make my own cloud paper to complement it. I used a stencil, blending tool and white ink. Easy, peasy!

Wanna see how I made the cloud background paper? Check out my video! And I’ll have a full process video up later this week sharing how the entire layout came together!

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Although this layout is about our family goals, I’m also working through some personal goals. One of those is to create a scrapbook layout weekly! Yes, you read that right! I have lots of stories to share and want to get them down on paper before they’re forgotten. Other goals involve growing my blog and businesses. So expect more here at Clicky Chick Creates! More routine posting, series posts, more tutorials, too! Some will focus on crafting, some on photography. I’m excited and hope you are too! Are there are any specific questions you have or posts you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments!

What are your creative goals for 2015? Inquiring minds want to know!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!Be sure to hop on over to check out what Karen at Photos Kept Alive is up today! She’s sharing a Year in Review layout with room for 12 pictures. That’s perfect for year in review or even a month in review layout! After visiting Karen, be sure to continue the circle so you see how everyone else is tackling year end projects, resolutions and more!

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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And I have to mention, one of the most productive months for me as far as creating layouts, is during Layout A Day (LOAD) in February… which is right around the corner! The community, the daily prompts, the productivity… it really is amazing and has made the month of February one of my most favorite months of the year! Don’t miss out on this amazing experience and get ready to share your passion with the nicest scrappy gals in the universe! USE CODE “READ” and SAVE $10 through January 10th. Don’t delay – it’s amazing!!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Are you in Southern California and looking to capture beautiful images of your family? Head on over to my Styling and Investment page to find out more and get in touch to schedule your 2015 session!

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Canon 60D
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
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Make It Monday // Gingerbread Houses {Feeling Crafty}

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Last day of our Creative Christmas Bundle sale! Did you check out this amazing deal? It’s not to be missed! Here’s another project I’ve created with some of the pieces from the various designers… pretty cute, huh?! And I’m not a “digital scrapbooker,” but the items in this bundle make it super easy to create pages! But besides templates, digital papers, embellishments and overlays, the bundle includes printable cards, calendars, advent calendars, stitch patterns, classes, tutorials and so much more! The entire list is included below…

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Do you create a December Daily album? I think this page, and my “Candy Cane Love” page would be great to include in a December Daily album! What do you think? Be sure to check out the entire Creative Christmas Bundle and let me know in the comments what project you’d love to create first? There is so much value in the kit with over $300 worth of products — classes, downloads, cut files, stitch patterns, calendars, gift projects and more — for only $29.99 – get it before it’s GONE!

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The Creative Christmas Bundle ends in less than 20 hours at 11:59pm Eastern on December 1st. Check it out NOW! After the expiration time, all the individual items will go back to each designer and the amazing value will be gone! You can currently get $300 worth of products for only $29.99 – it’s a definite steal and shouldn’t be missed!

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2Once you’ve checked out the Creative Christmas bundle, be sure to head on over to my sweet and sassy friend Cara at The Hooting Pirate! Cara’s busy making gifts and December Daily cards with products from the Creative Christmas bundle. Lucky YOU gets to see more ways to use the fantastic products in the bundled deal!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

CREATIVE CHRISTMAS BUNDLE DESIGNERS & CONTRIBUTIONS

Alison Day – December Daily Cut Files and video (retail value $15) 

Beth Soler – Cricut Cut Files/phone tutorial (retail value $12) 

Cara Vincens – Whimsical Printable Christmas Cards with bonus postcard option and coupon code to The Hooting Pirate Etsy Store (retail value $15) 

Carole Cassel – Calendar Making Class using Paint Shop Pro (retail value $10) 

Connie Hanks* (that’s me!) Printable Advent Calendar w/family activity list (retail value $15) {advent activity and numeral used}

Gina Zee – Upcycled Christmas Workshop (retail value $15) 

Janet Carr* – Digital scrapbooking bundle (retail value $20) {papers, embellishments and overlays used}

Jen Funk Weber – Silhouette cross-stitch patterns (retail value $12) 

Jen Wright – 12-Day Advent Envelope Project Tutorial with bonus Advent Cards (retail value $20) 

Karen Fitting – Flower Calendar with Bonus Tutorial on tips for using Artisan beyond scrapbooking (retail value $15) 

Kristie Sloan – Art Journaling Basics online class (retail value $20) 

Lisa Harris – Santa’s Helpers Workshop – quick, inexpensive gifts (retail value $20) 

Margareta Carlsson – Digital pack of holiday pocket page cards and photo overlays, everything both for digital scrapbooking and as printable pdf files for hybrid scrapbooking (retail value $10) 

Mary Moseley – And Jackie Lyals Photo Gifts for the Holidays (retail value $10) 

Melissa Shanhun* – Digital scrapbooking bundle with bonus audio and video inspiration and tutorials  (retail value $80) {papers and embellishments used}

*Designers products’ featured in my “Gingerbread House” layout.

PS. Have you check out the Creative Christmas Bundle deal yet? Time is ticking! Don’t miss it!

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Candy Cane Love {Feeling Crafty}

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What’s Christmas treats do you love? My girls love candy canes! And getting extra ones during an outing for Christmas card photos? Even better!

Being a photographer means I have tons of photos, and luckily many of those photos are of my girls. Being a memory keeper means I print my photos and get them in pages for my family to enjoy. Being a contributor to the Creative Christmas Bundle means I get to play with all the yummy goodies that are in the bundle, like the papers, embellies and overlays in this layout!

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I loved taking bits and pieces from 4 different contributors kits to create this layout (listed below). They worked beautifully together, and there were definitely enough goodies in each kit to make lots of projects without even needing to mix and match. In total, there are 15 designers who contributed to the bundle, with lots of different projects, designs, and ways to help you make this your most creative Christmas ever!

Lisa Harris of My Kreative Pursuits did a great job summarizing what each designer contributed to the kit in this video…

 

I really do love the way this layout came out! I’m envisioning this would be lovely as part of a December Daily album. What do you think? Be sure to check out the entire Creative Christmas Bundle and let me know in the comments what project you’d love to create first? There is so much value in the kit with over $300 worth of products — classes, downloads, cut files, stitch patterns, calendars, gift projects and more — for only $29.99 – get it before it’s GONE! Yup, I know, it’s a phenomenal deal! All the projects are great and I look forward to an amazing, enjoyable and super creative Christmas!

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Oh, did you know it’s Small Business Saturday today? It is! So even though the Creative Christmas Bundle sale goes until Monday, check it out and support today! Even if you don’t purchase the bundle (and miss out on so many great projects for a steal of a price – say wha?!), be sure to support at least one small business today. Each designer (links below) who contributed to the bundle sells great products, classes and services, and there are tons of wonderful creatives, artists and makers over at Etsy, as well as Society6. Keep small businesses moving forward and show them some love today ❤

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

Creative Christmas Bundle Designers & Contributions

Alison Day – December Daily Cut Files and video (retail value $15) 

Beth Soler – Cricut Cut Files/phone tutorial (retail value $12) 

Cara Vincens – Whimsical Printable Christmas Cards with bonus postcard option and coupon code to The Hooting Pirate Etsy Store (retail value $15) 

Carole Cassel – Calendar Making Class using Paint Shop Pro (retail value $10) 

Connie Hanks* (that’s me!) Printable Advent Calendar w/family activity list (retail value $15) {advent activity and numeral used}

Gina Zee – Upcycled Christmas Workshop (retail value $15) 

Janet Carr* – Digital scrapbooking bundle (retail value $20) {papers, embellishments and overlays used}

Jen Funk Weber – Silhouette cross-stitch patterns (retail value $12) 

Jen Wright – 12-Day Advent Envelope Project Tutorial with bonus Advent Cards (retail value $20) 

Karen Fitting – Flower Calendar with Bonus Tutorial on tips for using Artisan beyond scrapbooking (retail value $15) 

Kristie Sloan – Art Journaling Basics online class (retail value $20) 

Lisa Harris – Santa’s Helpers Workshop – quick, inexpensive gifts (retail value $20) 

Margareta Carlsson* – Digital pack of holiday pocket page cards and photo overlays, everything both for digital scrapbooking and as printable pdf files for hybrid scrapbooking (retail value $10) {overlays used}

Mary Moseley – And Jackie Lyals Photo Gifts for the Holidays (retail value $10) 

Melissa Shanhun* – Digital scrapbooking bundle with bonus audio and video inspiration and tutorials  (retail value $80) {papers and embellishments used}

*Designers products’ featured in my “Candy Cane Love” layout.

PS. Linking up with the Daily Post photo challenge: Converge – who doesn’t love when two shapes, especially candy, form a heart?!