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Make It Monday // Christmas Card Swap

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Believe in the Magic of Christmas , snowman shaker card

What do you do when life gets so hectic and you can’t keep up? Fun stuff gets pushed down the list of to do’s. Sometimes they even get pushed out to the next month! And that’s why I’m sharing a Christmas Card post in January 🙂

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Welcome to another Make It Monday! I’m so excited to share a creative post with you this week! Even though Christmas has come and gone, I still wanted to share this cute snowman card! Isn’t he adorable?! I love when companies make great products and include awesome stitched detailing on their dies!

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I decided to make a simple white card with die cuts to make the shaker card, but I also wanted to add a little extra oomph, so I embossed the face of the card with a fun snowflake embossing folder from Darice. It really ties it all together!

And every time I move the glitter and beads in the shaker, I swear it gives the snowman a different face, lol! I didn’t create a video for this card, but you can see a similar style card in this video I made using palm tree dies!

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I hope you enjoy this card and are inspired to create! Especially with all the snow certain parts of the US is experiencing, might be fun time to make some snowman shaker cards! I think this would be fabulous with a “baby it’s cold outside” sentiment! What do you think? What sentiment would you add instead of a Christmas sentiment? I’d love to hear in the comments!

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Thanks so much for stopping by! Please continue the Make It Monday circle and head on over to Karen at Photos Kept Alive! Karen’s sharing a couple of her creative team layouts! Being on a Creative Team and sharing projects for them is such a fun way to find out about new companies! Be sure to check out what scrapbooking fun Karen’s been up to lately!

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. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for 2016 planning! And use coupon code CLICKYCHICKDREAMS to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 1/31/16

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas shaker card, cardinals, mistletoe, holly, Top Dog Dies

Make It Monday // Cardinal Shaker Card {Top Dog Dies}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas shaker card, cardinals, mistletoe, holly, Top Dog Dies

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2Welcome to another Make It Monday! One of the biggest trends the past year or two has been shaker cards! What’s not to love?! They’re fun, interactive, handmade, and totally make you feel like a kid with grown up class 😀

I loved creating this card, of course using the amazing Top Dog Dies winter dies – specifically the Cardinal Die Set. It comes with the darling cardinals, the tree branch, holly and leaves. Such a sweet set!

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I also used the Darice Woodgrain embossing folder to make the cardstock look and feel like a tree, which gives it a little whimsical feel, don’t ya think?

Well, I hope your week is off to a wonderful start and you’re ready to enjoy Thanksgiving with your loved ones! And I definitely hope you’re inspired to make some cardinal shaker cards to share with your loved ones this Christmas season!

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. Remember the fabulous Christmas Bundle I was a Designer for last year? Well, I’m honored to be one of the Designers again and we are bringing you a phenomenal 2015 Christmas Bundle! The contributors and their creations have really knocked my socks off! Be sure to keep an eye out for some posts coming your way all about the bundle – you definitely don’t want to miss it! Hundreds of dollars worth of classes, printables, tutorials and more, for under $30. Click here to find out more and get on the list to be the first to find out when it goes on sale!

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Make It Monday // Penguin Card {Top Dog Dies}

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2Welcome to another Make it Monday! The Christmas season is almost here and it’s time to start preparing! Perfect time to share this cute little penguin card I made using the Top Dog Dies Penguin Die Set!

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The set includes the cute penguins in both sizes, both hats, the stitched hill slope and snowflakes. Really, they thought of everything for this set!

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It was super quick and easy to put this card together, just cutting out the pieces from the various colored cardstock. I did use a snowflake embossing folder to give the blue background a little extra oomph, but the rest of the pieces came in the set!

I hope you’re inspired to make some penguin cards to share with your loved ones this holiday!

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. Not only have I been making cute Christmas cards, but I’ve been making darling Christmas stickers for my Etsy shop too! Check out the fun sheets I just added this weekend! And since I love my readers and followers so much, use coupon code CHRISTMASSNEAK15 to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 11/30/15 – here’s one quick sneak, but check out my shop – lots of new sheets have been added!

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Christmas Snowman Card {Top Dog Dies}

Yesterday I shared a little peek of the Snowman Card I made for the new winter release over at Top Dog Dies. And here it is in all it’s glory!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // stitched Snowman card on snowflake background using Top Dog Dies,

I used 3 of the new dies on this card. I love that the dies all coordinate so beautifully together, making crafting a breeze! For this card, I used the Top Dog Dies Snowman Die Set, the Top Dog Dies Penguin Die Set, and the Top Dog Dies Snowflake Mosaic Die Set.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // stitched Snowman card on snowflake background using Top Dog Dies, Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // stitched Snowman card on snowflake background using Top Dog Dies,

From the Penguin Die Set, I used the stitched sloping hillsides – seriously just adore all those little details! And the best part is that you don’t have to use dies for only cards. They’re great for gift tags, scrapbook layouts, planner embellishments, you can even make ornaments! The options really are endless 🙂

I have a few more Christmas / winter / holiday themed cards I’ll be sharing throughout the month. I hope you’re inspired to check out Top Dog Dies and find some goodies you can’t live without!

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. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Clean and Simple Christmas, always fun to join in! Have you checked out the challenges? So much inspiration from the amazing Simon Says Stamp design teams!

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10 on 10 – August // Summer Living

I’m so happy to be sharing another 10 on 10 post! It’s been a few months since I’ve been able to play along, so I’m highlighting some of my favorite photos from June and July – get ready for an onslaught of images!

We’ve been living and loving all that Southern California has to offer! Quite a bit has happened the past couple few months – everything from first communion to beach time, cousin play dates to zoo visits, and everything in between! Here we go…

We celebrated my big girl’s first communion in the Catholic Church. What a beautiful spiritual passage for my sweet girl! And luckily, she was able to enjoy this lovely step in our faith with some of her closest friends!

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Visiting the zoo with friends and cousins is always great fun! The zoo membership is a great value and we love being able to visit different zones every time!

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And it wouldn’t be summer without some beach photos! Besides family and friend beach outings, my girls enjoyed a fantastic week of water sports camp – kayaks, catamaran, sailing and paddle boarding – they loved it all and already want to go back!

2015-06-29_8270_August 2015-06-29_8310_August 2015-06-29_8340_August 2015-07-31_8896_August 2015-07-31_8958_AugustAn annual summer tradition is enjoying the fair with some of our best friends! Food, rides and carnival games… expensive, but totally worth it! We were actually rained on – more like poured on for a while! But we still had a fabulous time!

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My girls just adore their little cousin and we love spending time together! Whether they’re blowing bubbles, in the pool, at the zoo, relaxing, playing, or cuddling, it’s the best!

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On one of our beach outings in Mexico, I grabbed these shots, knowing I’d want to eventually make stickers for my planner! What do you think? Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sea Shell, quote, Shell Yeah! bokeh, pacific, ocean, beach, Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sea Star, Starfish, quote, let your inner star sparkle, bokeh, pacific, ocean, beach,

I’ll be sharing another Planner post soon, but in the meantime, here’s a little peek of a few of the stickers I’ve been busy adding to the Clicky Chick Creates Etsy shop! By the way, have you been keeping up with my YouTube channel? I’ve been posting a Plan With Me video at least once a month. Be sure to check it out if you’re a planner girl! Oh, and be sure to save September 19th for a day of online planner bliss: True Scrap PLANNERLOVE! It’s the first of it’s kind and I’ll be teaching! I would love to see you there!

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10on10logo3x3Well, I hope you enjoyed our summer recap! One month left before school starts, hopefully we’ll get quite a few more memorable outings in before we’re back to the grind! Be sure to head on over to the lovely Kathleen Ries to see how her summer is coming along! Being a part of this photo circle is truly a blessing – these girls are all extremely inspiring with their beautiful and heartfelt images!

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. What’s the freebie? One of my go-to shot lists: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Wishing you all a lovely Mother’s Day! May your day be filled with love and beauty!

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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Bridal Parties and Wedding Banners {Feeling Crafty}

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It’s definitely that time of year…wedding season! Such a wonderful time of life when brides are working hard to make their dream wedding vision a reality! She’s getting all her bits and pieces ironed out for the style of her big day – party favors, decorations, menu, signature cocktails and so much more. Not only is the Bride working her magic, but her made-of-honor and bridesmaids are busy too handling bridal showers and bachelorette parties, making sure each detail shines like the bride herself!

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Speaking of shining…I’m sure you’ve caught on to the gold trend over the past year or so?! It’s that perfect, sparkly, glamorous touch to every event!

Over on my Etsy shop, I’ve been busy creating custom orders for weddings, parties and celebrations of all sorts! I just love these super popular and trending banners with fun sayings like “POP FIZZ CLINK” and “EAT CAKE” and “SWEET TREATS” and CUSTOM HASHTAGS and “FUTURE MRS….” and, oh I can just go on and on! Have you been to a wedding or party lately with great decorations that caught your eye? They are so much fun and really lend a custom festive touch to every event!

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If you’re interested in seeing what else I have over in my Etsy shop, be sure to head on over here!

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As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! 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. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c