Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Engagement or Wedding Ring Shaker Card with how-to process video!

Engagement Shaker Card & Video {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Engagement or Wedding Ring Shaker Card with how-to process video!

My baby brother proposed to his long-time girlfriend and I have been wanting to make them a card for too long! I knew I wanted to make a shaker card and after attending True Stamp this past weekend, I was absolutely inspired to get to my table and create! And on top of being inspired, I really wanted to just use what I had on hand (which is lots) and I made a little dent in my stash!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Engagement or Wedding Ring Shaker Card with how-to process video!

Kelly Marie Alvarez from Lawn Fawn (maker of adorable stamps!) made a super cute shaker card in her True Stamp class – I can’t wait to check out more of her videos! If you missed True Stamp, stay tuned… I’ll let you know when individual classes are available!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Engagement or Wedding Ring Shaker Card with how-to process video!

I hope you enjoy my card! I even made a video showing how I made it…

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)

Slice Wedding Design Card (ring)
Slice Parties Design Card (Congrats)
Slice Elite Digital Cutting Machine
Slice Hands Free 12×12 board
Fiskars SureCut Personal 12″ Paper Trimmer
Heidi Swapp Arrows Background stamp
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Embossing Powder in Light Pink
Embossing Powder in Bright Pink
Martha Stewart Heat Tool
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Brushed Pewter
Stickles in Diamond 
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
Mini Heart Punch
Heidi Swapp mini stamp Party set
Stampendous Detail White embossing powder
EK Success Craft Tweezers
Tombow Mono Tape Runner
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
Darice Multi Color Sequins
Microbeads
Stickles in Magenta

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // St. Patrick's rainbow and pot of gold tag made using Gelatos, Distress Inks, stencils, paint, washi tape, sequins

St. Patrick’s Tags with Gelatos {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // St. Patrick's Lucky horseshoe and gold tag made using Gelatos, Distress Inks, KaisterCraft stamp, Slice Je t'adore design card

One of my favorite ways to get creative is to play with tags! They’re small little canvases at 6-1/4″ by 3-1/8″ and are a fun way to try new techniques without getting overwhelmed of a big space to work on.

You might recall the two-day live-with-videos online classes my friend Lain Ehmann put together – True Scrap 5?  It was during the fall and I learned so much in all the classes! I LOVED Nichol Magouirk’s class “Stamp It Up a Notch” where she used Gelatos. I finally decided to get some of the colorful pigment sticks and see what I could do…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // St. Patrick's Lucky and gold tag made using Gelatos, Distress Inks, KaisterCraft stamp, Technique Tuesday stamp, Irish blessing, sequins Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // St. Patrick's rainbow and pot of gold tag made using Gelatos, Distress Inks, stencils, paint, washi tape, sequins

So much fun using the pigment sticks; coloring and blending the Gelatos to create the backgrounds was super easy and creating color variations was really cool. Here are some close-ups of the details…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // St. Patrick's Lucky horseshoe and gold tag made using Gelatos, Distress Inks, KaisterCraft stamp, Slice Je t'adore design cardConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // St. Patrick's Lucky and gold tag made using Gelatos, Distress Inks, KaisterCraft stamp, Technique Tuesday stamp, Irish blessing, sequinsConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // St. Patrick's Lucky and gold tag made using Gelatos, Distress Inks, KaisterCraft stamp, Technique Tuesday stamp, Irish blessing, sequins Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // St. Patrick's rainbow and pot of gold tag made using Gelatos, Distress Inks, stencils, paint, washi tape, sequinsConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // St. Patrick's rainbow and pot of gold tag made using Gelatos, Distress Inks, stencils, paint, washi tape, sequins

I got these in the mail later than I planned, but they’re out and I hope the recipients enjoy them!

Last month when I created Valentine tags for the ScrapHappy swap, a few said you were interested in watching a video showing my process, so here it goes!

Product listing at the bottom of this post, so just keep reading : )

Ready to learn more fabulous techniques? Much of what I’ve learned has been through True Scrap 5 and True Stamp 2013 online courses. Lucky for you, True Stamp 2014 is right around the corner and Lain has given me a special discount for you! Use code LOVE at checkout to save almost $50 off the regular registration. But hurry – that code is good only until March 17! Read my True Stamp blog posts here or here if you need more details. I’m already registered, looking forward to it and hope to “see” you there!

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The tags I made are also being entered into the Fusion Challenge, ColourQ Challenge, A Blog Named Hero challenge, Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge, Catered Crop Recipe Challenge, and Addicted to CAS.

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And as luck would have it, I found out the birthday card I made last week won honorable mention at Fusion for the last challenge – woohoo!!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birthday card using John Lennon quote "Count your life by your smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years!" with teal, black, gold and sequins Honorable Mention Badge-2

Whew! Just a few challenges and updates : ) What can I say, I LOVE to share! 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)

KISS ME TAG:

Ranger #8 Manilla Tag
Faber-Castell Green Gelatos
Ranger Mini Misters
Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Snow Cap
Martha Stewart Heat Tool
Heidi Swapp Stencil Set Heart
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Inkssentials Blending Tool & Foams
Heidi Swapp clear stamp Script
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Slice Elite Digital Cutting Machine
Je t’adore Design Card (kissing silhouettes)
Remember This Design Card (frame)
Gold Sequins
Stickles in Platinum
Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen

LUCKY TAG:

Ranger #8 Manilla Tag
Faber-Castell Green Gelatos
Ranger Mini Misters
Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Snow Cap
Martha Stewart Heat Tool
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp Script
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Slice Elite Digital Cutting Machine
Basic Shapes 2 Design Card (font for LUCKY)
Vintage Findings Design Card (horseshoe)
Gold Sequins
Stickles in Platinum
Technique Tuesday Clear Stamp 4×6 Bring on the Sun
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

RAINBOW TAG:

Ranger #8 Manilla Tag
Faber-Castell Green Gelatos
Faber-Castell Red Gelatos
Faber-Castell Blue Gelatos
Ranger Mini Misters
Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Snow Cap
Martha Stewart Heat Tool
The Crafter’s Workshop stencil 6×6 Cosmic Swirl
Heidi Swapp stencil 6×6 Lattice
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Slice Elite Digital Cutting Machine
Toil & Trouble Design Card (kettle / pot)
Sweet Stamp Shop Alpha Tabs
Gold Sequins
Stickles in Platinum

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, thank you card, rocking horse, Custom Scrapbook Stuff, Fiskars hexagons, embossed, Fiskars border punch bubbles

Winter CHA – Product Samples {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, thank you card, stroller, pram, buggy, Custom Scrapbook Stuff, embossedI was asked by my friend and local-business (Custom Scrapbook Stuff) owner if I would be interested in making samples with her custom paper for the upcoming CHA show. Of course I said yes! I do love being crafty after all!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, thank you card, rocking horse, Custom Scrapbook Stuff, Fiskars hexagons, embossed, Fiskars border punch bubbles
Her paper line is completely customizable for your needs: names, dates, teams and colors are completely customizable based on your needs. When I saw the wedding papers, I thought it would be fun to use a photo from a wedding I photographed in 2012 and really highlight the paper itself. The minute I saw the birth announcement papers, I knew I wanted to make thank you cards (above), as well as a layout (below) featuring my adorable nephew!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Wedding scrapbook layout, flowers, love, banner,custom paper, Custom Scrapbook StuffConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Wedding scrapbook layout, flowers, love, banner,custom paper, Custom Scrapbook StuffConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Wedding scrapbook layout, flowers, love, banner,custom paper, Custom Scrapbook Stuff

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, infant, layout, scrapbook, hanging clothing line onesies, silver rattle, you are my favorite, Custom Scrapbook StuffConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, infant, layout, scrapbook, hanging clothing line onesies, silver rattle, you are my favorite, Custom Scrapbook StuffConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, infant, layout, scrapbook, hanging clothing line onesies, silver rattle, you are my favorite, Custom Scrapbook StuffConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Birth announcement, infant, layout, scrapbook, hanging clothing line onesies, silver rattle, you are my favorite, Custom Scrapbook StuffHope you enjoyed these creations – I sure had fun creating them! What would you create with customized paper? I’d love to hear!

I’ll be at CHA today – be sure to say “hi” if you’re there too! And if you’re interested in seeing Custom Scrapbook Stuff’s booth and paper samples – they’ll be in the “New ” section, booth #2203

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

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

Money Trees Layout {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks // ClickyChickCreates.com // LOAD "Money doesn't grow on trees" layout, made using TCW Squiggle stencil and Tim Holtz Distress InksLayout a Day for the month of October has come and gone… Even though I didn’t get as many pages completed as I hoped I would, I’m still super happy with the few I did complete! Any pages done during LOAD is more than I started the month with : )

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

Our ScrapHappy sisters Lynnette and Leslie, with the help of Dani and her daily videos, led the month with prompts and amazing inspiration to create pages. The theme was “In Vogue” and the prompts took us through decades, spanning almost 100 years of amazing history. One of the prompts was “1930’s: Money is Tight” and it made me realize I hadn’t documented the chores and “work pay” we implemented this summer for our girls.

Even though we encourage our girls to save a third to half of their pay in their piggy banks, we’ve noticed one of our daughter’s is a natural saver, the other an absolute spender! It’s fun to document these types of characteristics – I definitely wonder how much they’ll change over the years! Needless to say, it was great inspiration and I love the way this turned out!

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

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

How do you document these types of life lessons? If you’ve created a layout, I’d love to see it, so share links in the comments!

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

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

PS. Don’t forget to share this or pin it on Pinterest if you’re inspired to get creative with stencils and inks!

A F F I L I A T E  L I N K S  //  P R O D U C T S   U S E D
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Forest Moss
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs
The Crafter’s Workshop Squircle stencil
Birds die cuts made using Slice Elite and Vintage Findings Design Card
Stickles in Glam Pink
Woodgrain Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Muse Printed Chipboard Thickers

 

ClickyChickCreates.com // Halloween tags for ScrapHappy tag swap

Halloween Tags {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // Halloween tags for ScrapHappy tag swap

Besides my IRL family and friends, I really do love the online communities that have become family too! One of those communities is my Scrap Happy family – an online community of crafters from all over the world. Occasionally we’ll have a tag swap, so I made these three tags to send to crafty like-minded dear friends sprinkled throughout the world!

ClickyChickCreates.com // Halloween tags for ScrapHappy tag swap

It’s almost creative madness and therapy when I’m in my craft space! With regular doses of photography and crafting, my creative heart is quite content : ) Do you craft? If so, you really should read about True Scrap below…

ClickyChickCreates.com // Halloween tags for ScrapHappy tag swap

ClickyChickCreates.com // Halloween tags for ScrapHappy tag swap

Lain Ehmann, the crafty and creative genius behind Scrap Happy and Layoutaday.com, is the same mastermind behind True Scrap. What is True Scrap you ask? Imagine an amazing convention with your favorite instructors and scrappy friends coming together for two-days of mind-blowing classes, without the expense of travel and craziness of logistics! It’s a fantastic way for crafters around the world to come together for two-days, via the internet, in the comfort of home! Yup, I was in my jammies for most of the True Scrap 5 classes this weekend : )

We (as in over 300 of us) had such a fantastic time learning from top leaders in the industry, topics included photography, gelli plates, paints, stamps, design principles, canvas art, and more, more, more! I’m going to be quite busy in my craft room! I’m already looking forward to the next True Scrap event… In the meantime, Lain is offering a HUGE discount on the replays from True Scrap 2. If you’re even remotely into crafting, you should definitely check it out. For the rest of today, Saturday, October 12, 2013, Lain is offering 65% off the full replays of True Scrap 2. That’s 17 instructor videos plus virtual make and takes for only $44, with code HUNK at checkout. Did I mention Lain’s a huge Hugh Jackman fan? Yup, today’s his birthday, and that’s why the code is HUNK. She’s funny that way!

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Check it out now – like Cinderella, the discount expires at midnight!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Oh, and make it spooktacular, too!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Feeling inspired to make a similar tags? Pin them so you don’t forget!

A F F I L I A T E   L I N K S   U S E D   / /   P R O D U C T S   L I S T:
Chilling die cut made using Slice Elite and Toil & Trouble Design Card
Witch legs and Web Frame made using Slice Elite and Spook Alley Design Card
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Forest Moss
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot
VersaMagic Dew Drop Chalk Ink in Cloud White
Stickles in Xmas Red
Stampers Anonymous Mixed Media background stamps
Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
Glossy Accents
Ribbon, embossing powders and stamps from Recollections, links unavailable

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Up, up, up hot air balloon card for Curtain Call challenge

Up, Up, Up {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Up, up, up hot air balloon card for Curtain Call challenge

Crafting makes me happy. I’m like a little school girl opening up a new box of crayons when I get to play with inks and stencils and die cutting machines! The Curtain Call has a fun challenge going on right now, and I decided to create this fun interpretation of the “Carnival Craze” prompt! Turns out, “Carnival” is also the theme over at Simon Says Stamp! It might be the end of summer, but nothing says summer better than carnival fun!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Up, up, up hot air balloon card for Curtain Call challenge

I cut out the letters for “UP” using the Summer Design Card on the Slice Elite. I actually cut them out three times each, stacked and glued them to give them a little more weight. Then cut a rectangle out from a piece of scratch paper to create the inked boxed letters. Using a blending tool and Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade, gave me just the look I was going for!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Up, up, up hot air balloon card for Curtain Call challenge

Then I covered the boxed letters art with a piece of scratch cardstock and placed The Crafter’s Workshop cosmic swirl template over it, blending in some more Tim Holtz Distress Ink, but this time in Broken China. I was trying to create a whimsical sky. Did it work?

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Up, up, up hot air balloon card for Curtain Call challenge

After cutting out the hot air balloons in various sizes, I added a little Stickles in Cotton Candy to the main balloon and adhered the balloons onto the card using foam dots. Used a decorative corner punch from Fiskars, and added some alpha tabs, and card is done!

I love the way these colors all work together, don’t you? Oh, that reminds me… Don’t forget to sign up for the FREE “Color Me Scrappy” webinar happening this coming Monday, August 26th. I’ve been attending the free monthly webinars over at Layout A Day for over a year now and I have to say, not a month goes by that I don’t learn a great tip or two that can apply to my crafty creations, and sometimes even my photography. Hope to “see” you then!

Color Aug free Sawaya

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

PS. A blogger {CompletelyDisappear} recently posted a song called “Clouds” by Zach Sobiech and I would be remiss to leave out how much his song has touched my heart and definitely inspired my card today! I’ll warn you: get a tissue, the youtube video is a touching story about his life…

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