Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Time to put on those BIG GIRL PANTIES card, designed for Sweet Stamp Shop

Big Girl Panties at Sweet Stamp Shop {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Time to put on those BIG GIRL PANTIES card, designed for Sweet Stamp ShopMy sweet friend Nicole over at Sweet Stamp Shop has kicked off her Grand Re-Opening today and asked a few friends to design using her ADORABLE stamps! Of course I had to jump right in!

Her stamps are super cute, fun, playful and GREAT for everyday cards. She also has a wonderful collection of planner stamps that I’m just itching to get my hands on!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Time to put on those BIG GIRL PANTIES card, designed for Sweet Stamp Shop

For this card, I used the adorable HIS & HERS stamp set for the super fun undies and the ALPHA TABS for the sentiment. You totally want these now, don’tcha?!

I used a 6×6 paper pad from Lawn Fawn “Hello Sunshine” and I definitely suggest using 6×6 pads when stamping and wanting to use smaller designs from patterned papers. So cute!

The clothes hangers or clips? Just strips of kraft paper folded in half and glued on!

Definitely check out her shop and blog. Full of awesome stamps and inspiration ❤ And if you head over today to see the GRAND RE-OPENING blog post, you’ll even spy my panties card as part of the featured designers!  Check out and COMMENT – FOLLOW – LIKE on the designer’s blog / instagram / Facebook page from now through April 12th… one lucky winner will win a $25 card to the Sweet Stamp Shop!

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As always, thanks for stopping by my  colorful little spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Linking up to the Daily Post “BLUR” – I love adjusting the focal point and giving my viewer a specific spot to focus on… hello sunshine!

Sweet Blessing {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Sweet Blessing baby boy shower card with onesies on a clothesline

Last month we celebrated my baby sister’s pregnancy with a couple of baby showers. So of course I had to get crafty!

ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Sweet Blessing baby boy shower card with onesies on a clothesline

She’s having a baby boy (in case the blue onesies didn’t give it away!) and I am so excited to meet him next month! My nephew will be the first boy in our family, and my daughters are thrilled to have a cousin to play with and love!

ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Sweet Blessing baby boy shower card with onesies on a clothesline

Sweet blessing indeed! I really look forward to the experiences and memories my daughters and nephew will have together! There’s nothing like building forts, or going swimming, or playing house, or sleepovers, or road trips, or birthdays, or holidays, or a million other things… with cousins! What an exciting adventure they have ahead : )

What are some of your favorite memories growing up with cousins? I’d love to hear in the comments below! Thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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

P R O D U C T S   U S E D:
Onesies and “Blessing” made using Slice Elite and Baby Design Card
Clouds (used as masks) made using Slice Elite and Remember This Design Card
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
The Twinery Twine in Ocean
Maya Road Mini Alterable Clothes Pins
Sweet Stamp Shop Alpha Tabs
Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad

Honey Bee {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // you are my honey bee card for Play Date Cafe and Sweet Stamp Shop

Sometimes it’s a word, or emotion, or color scheme, or challenge that inspires me to create a card. Usually it’s an event, like a birthday, that makes me dash to my creative space and play with colorful paper and distressed inks and pretty embellishments. Today, I was inspired by The Play Date Cafe’s color challenge –  It’s a {splash} of Neon!

ClickyChickCreates.com // you are my honey bee card for Play Date Cafe and Sweet Stamp Shop

I first heard about the Play Date Cafe through the Scrap Happy community, but this is the first time I’m participating in one of their card challenges. As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew what I wanted to make!

ClickyChickCreates.com // you are my honey bee card for Play Date Cafe and Sweet Stamp Shop

As much as I loved neon during the ’80’s (mismatched neon socks, anyone?!), I haven’t jumped on the craze this time around, not even in my crafting supplies. So I decided to use a sunshiny yellow instead, but I love the way it came out nonetheless!

Did you notice the cute alphabet tabs that look like the ever popular mini alphabet stickers? Those adorable stamps are from a local stamp company – Sweet Stamp Shop. Love the quality and designs in their stamps! And as I’ve mentioned before, I really do love supporting small / local businesses. Check out the great goodies over there!

What challenges do you love playing along with? Let me know in the comments below! I’m loving the inspiration they provide! Thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

Products Used:

Bumble Bee made using Slice Elite and Dilly Dally Design Card
The Crafter’s Workshop Chicken Wire Template
Dylusions Spray Ink in Lemon Zest
Fiskars Border Punch Treading Water
Sweet Stamp Shop Alpha Tabs
Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad

Feeling Crafty: The Legend of Anna Meatball (LOAD)

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One of the things I love best about paper crafting, is the freedom to be creative. There’s so much in our daily lives that becomes routine – we have errands to run, groceries to buy, mouths to feed, rooms to clean, laundry to wash, drop-offs, pick-ups, extracurricular activities to get to, and on and on.

But when I craft, especially during Layout a Day (LOAD), I get to focus on photos I want to highlight, a story I want to share, and products I want to use! The cute little Bella Blvd mustache paper I have on this layout and card was screaming to be used with photos from my sister’s baby gender revealing party. There were mustaches for those who thought she was having a boy, pink lips for those who thought she was having a girl. Perfect for this paper!

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Usually when I scrapbook, I start with photos or story as my launching pad. Sometimes (rarely) I start with the product I want to use. During LOAD, a prompt will lead my mind. In this case, it all came together serendipitously! Today’s prompt was “Who?” and who else to scrapbook about than our newest (coming) family member! Working with the browns and pinks, I wanted it to be playful, but refined; trendy, but timeless; layered, but not overwhelming. The patterned papers add lots of energy, so I decided to make the journaling hidden on the tag behind the pink masked hearts.

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One of my favorite new stamps is the distressed chevron by The Sweet Stamp Shop. I made this great little Polaroid-ish frame for a 3×3 photo. Using VersaMark watermark stamp on 4×6 piece of Ranger’s glossy paper, I stamped the chevron stamp, added clear embossing powder and heat set the embossing powder. Then using a blending tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, I added my color. Image

I always end up with bits and pieces of scraps that usually end up in my scrap bins. But this time I decided I wanted to use those pieces and not forget about them. So staying with the same color family and overall look with the banners, I decided to make a birthday card. I also decided to add a little banner made with washi tape and bakers twine. Love how it came out!

Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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