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Make It Monday // Creative Christmas Bundle NOW AVAILABLE!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Advent calendar, Christmas, printable, download, easy, Etsy, activity, experience, family, DIY

It’s here! It’s here…

The Creative Christmas Bundle is here!!

Remember how I hinted that something amazing was coming around the corner? That this would help guide your crafty endeavors to your most creative and stress-free Christmas? Well, it’s finally here and I couldn’t be more excited…

Fifteen talented and amazing crafters from around the world (including yours truly!) have collaborated to bring you this phenomenal Creative Christmas Bundle. Fifteen classes covering all sorts of crafty goodness from cards to calendars, cut files to advent activities, scrapbooking templates to up cycling creations, art journaling to photo gifts, app tips to stitching patterns… the list just goes on and on! 
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Each designer has put her heart and soul into creating these projects and classes specifically to share her talents with you and give you the wonderful world of stress-free crafting!

We’ve bundled this package to provide you with not only an amazingly crafty, creative and stress-free holiday, but also at a phenomenal price. The package is valued at $300, but that wouldn’t be stress-free at all, now would it?! FOR A LIMITED TIME, WE ARE OFFERING ALL FIFTEEN CLASSES BUNDLED TOGETHER FOR ONLY $29.99!!

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I’m thrilled to be sharing my digital Advent calendar as part of the bundle! There are pdf’s to make your very own advent calendar to share with your loved ones. My kit includes:

  • Advent Pocket PDF
  • Advent Activity List PDF
  • Advent Numerals PDF
  • BONUS Activity Planner

I couldn’t be any more excited! I hope you join us and enjoy this Creative Christmas Bundle!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Advent calendar, Christmas, printable, download, easy, Etsy, activity, experience, family, DIY Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Advent calendar, Christmas, printable, download, easy, Etsy, activity, experience, family, DIY

Are you getting in the Christmas spirit? Order your Creative Christmas Bundle TODAY! This bundle will only be available for a few days, and once December 1st rolls around, this deal will disappear!

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And it is Monday after all, so the Make It Monday blog circle is always a great place to find inspiration! I hope you’ve found my advent calendar inspiring and enjoy the Creative Christmas Bundle! If you’re looking for more inspiration, you can head over to my sweet friend Karen at Photos Kept Alive to fill you with more holiday delights. Karen is using Santa’s Helper Workshop from the Creative Christmas Bundle to get a start on fun holiday treats!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

Don’t forget — the Creative Christmas Bundle deal only lasts a few days – grab yours now before this amazing deal is GONE!

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Meet Dyan layout using The Crafter's Workshop and Heidi Swapp stencils, Dylusions Spray Inks, butterflies, vellum

Meet Dyan {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Meet Dyan layout using The Crafter's Workshop and Heidi Swapp stencils, Dylusions Spray Inks, butterflies, vellum

Every industry has it’s share of trade shows, with at least one big daddy show that *everyone* has to go to. The crafting industry is no different and CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) is the huge trade show that everyone travels near and far to get to. It’s usually in January in Anaheim, California, and I was lucky enough to get to go earlier this year, for the first time ever!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Meet Dyan layout using The Crafter's Workshop and Heidi Swapp stencils, Dylusions Spray Inks, butterflies, vellum

While at the show, I was quite excited to see all the new products that were on display, the booths alone were amazingly designed and decorated, and the make-n-takes were so fun to make (and take)! But nothing beat the thrill of seeing and meeting some of the industry leaders and product designers who’s artistry, styles and products I just adore! There was Tim Holtz, Heidi Swapp, Noell and Izzy Hyman, Jennifer Gallacher, Maggie Holmes, Shimelle Laine and so many more!

One of my favorites to meet was Dyan Reaveley, the beauty and brains behind Dylusions! As much as I normally don’t like being in front of the lens and would rather hide out behind the glass, I just couldn’t miss the opportunity to get a photo with one of my favorite crafty superstars! And during LOAD214 (layout-a-day), I was able to get out some of The Crafter’s Workshop and Heidi Swapp stencils along with Dylusions Spray Inks to create my page… A page about meeting the woman behind the products, with photos of her products and her, creating the background paper using her products!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Meet Dyan layout using The Crafter's Workshop and Heidi Swapp stencils, Dylusions Spray Inks, butterflies, vellum

If scrapbooking makes your heart sing, don’t forget to check out Layout-A-Day (LOAD514) coming up next month… The month long challenge to create a scrapbook page everyday with daily prompts and inspiration pieces will be here in just a couple weeks! And I have a secret to share… I’m one of the featured designers for the month! I created several layouts that will be showcased! I am beyond excited : )

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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)

Dylusions Ink Spray, Postbox Red
Dylusions Ink Spray, Squeezed Orange
Dylusions Ink Spray, Lemon Zest
Dylusions Ink Spray, Fresh Lime
Dylusions Ink Spray, Vibrant Turquoise
Dylusions Ink Spray, London Blue
Dylusions Ink Spray, Crushed Grape
Dylusions Ink Spray, Bubblegum Pink
The Crafter’s Workshop Flower Frenzy Stencil
Heidi Swapp 6×6 Chevron Stencil
Heidi Swapp 6×6 Lattice Stencil
Fiskars SureCut Personal 12″ Paper Trimmer
Slice Parties Design Card (butterflies)
Slice Elite Digital Cutting Machine
Slice Hands Free 12×12 board
EK Success Craft Tweezers

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sunny & Colorful scrapbook layout using The Crafter's Workshop stencils, Gelatos, wood veneers, home made enamel dots

Sunny & Colorful Layout using Stencils and Gelatos {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sunny & Colorful scrapbook layout using The Crafter's Workshop stencils, Gelatos, wood veneers, home made enamel dots

Check out this layout I created highlighting a recent Crazy Hair Day photo! Any guesses who inspired the look?! My girls have such colorful personalities, I wanted to make the page bright and bold to match them… and of course getting creative time is always a pleasure : )

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sunny & Colorful scrapbook layout using The Crafter's Workshop stencils, Gelatos, wood veneers, home made enamel dots

Do you like creating your own backgrounds for your layouts? I definitely do! Usually I use templates or stencils (like these from The Crafter’s Workshop) with Dylusions Spray Inks or Tim Holtz Distress Inks or Tim Holtz Distress Stains to create my own papers like here, here and here. For this layout I went with stencils and gelatos. It was a first for me to use gelatos on a layout. What do you think?

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sunny & Colorful scrapbook layout using The Crafter's Workshop stencils, Gelatos, wood veneers, home made enamel dotsConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sunny & Colorful scrapbook layout using The Crafter's Workshop stencils, Gelatos, wood veneers, home made enamel dots

I actually filmed my process and created this video showing how it all came together… Enjoy!

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)

The Crafter’s Workshop, Trendy Bracket
The Crafter’s WorkshopFancy Frames
The Crafter’s WorkshopCosmic Swirl
Faber-Castell Gelatos in Grape
Faber-Castell Gelatos in Lavender
Faber-Castell Gelatos in Bubble Gum 
Faber-Castell Gelatos in Mango
Faber-Castell Gelatos in Tangerine
Faber-Castell Gelatos in Lemon
Faber-Castell Gelatos in Buttercream
Fiskars SureCut Personal 12″ Paper Trimmer
Bo Bunny 12″ Pink Punch Stripe
Thickers – Glitter Foam Doll – Black
Sew Easy Bakers Twine, Primary
Perler Beads

PS. This Sunny & Colorful layout is being added to the following challenges! Join in the fun : )

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // It's the Great Pumpkin layout, The Crafter's Workshop Zinnia template, stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive, pumpkin patch

It’s the Great Pumpkin {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // It's the Great Pumpkin layout, The Crafter's Workshop Zinnia template, stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive, pumpkin patchIf you’ve poked around my blog at all, you know that besides photography, I love getting crafty! Making cards, home decor, scrapbook layouts… it all makes me happy! On of my favorite times of the year is right around the corner… February is LOAD (layout a day), when we focus on creating a layout every day for the month based on a daily prompt. This page was made a while back, but it’s still one of my favorite LOAD pages!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // It's the Great Pumpkin layout, The Crafter's Workshop Zinnia template, stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive, pumpkin patch

I created the background paper using The Crafter’s Workshop 12×12 template Zinnia with blending tools and Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Crushed Olive.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // It's the Great Pumpkin layout, The Crafter's Workshop Zinnia template, stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive, pumpkin patch

Pumpkins were cut with the Slice Elite and Spook Alley design card, then colored with Tim Holtz Distess Inks in Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade.

If you’re ready to get daily inspiration and have a great time making layouts, join us for LOAD214! And no, there are no LOAD police saying you have to make a page every day, so don’t let that intimidate you! It’s really a matter of creating, documenting, sharing. We get to take those photos off our hard drives and create beautiful layouts for our families to enjoy for years to come. Find out more here.

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Did you follow along the LOAD214 Blog Hop? Lots of great info shared by a bakers dozen of creative crafters (including yours truly!) about this amazing experience known as LOAD! You don’t want to miss this read / blog hop – amazing crafty goodness!!

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
The Crafter’s Workshop 12×12 template Zinnia
Inkssentials blending tools
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Crushed Olive
Slice Elite Digital Cutting Machine
Spook Alley Design Card

ClickyChickCreates.com // using stencils and inks, vellum and Washi tape to create custom scrapbook pages

Stencils and Inks on Layouts {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // using stencils and inks, vellum and Washi tape to create custom scrapbook pagesSome people get a rush when starting with a clean, fresh, blank piece of cardstock or canvas to create on. Others totally freeze and don’t know where to start. And others look at it as an opportunity to play. That’s where I usually am – in a playful mood. I love starting with a blank piece of cardstock and getting my stencils, inks and mists and creating a custom piece of paper to fit my needs.

I recently guest designed over at ScrapHappy.org during our annual October members-only layout-a-day. It was an honor to be asked to create a layout, and although I was a little stumped with the prompt at first, it ended up being a great way to document these fun photos of my girls, and their love of shoe shopping!

ClickyChickCreates.com // using stencils and inks, vellum and Washi tape to create custom scrapbook pages

ClickyChickCreates.com // using stencils and inks, vellum and Washi tape to create custom scrapbook pages

ClickyChickCreates.com // using stencils and inks, vellum and Washi tape to create custom scrapbook pages

For this layout, I used some of my favorite inks… yes, you guessed it, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and a couple of different stencils. I had fun using the stencils to create a play on the shoes – treadmarks and pebbled floor. I love how creating your own background paper really lets you subtly add your story directly into the design, without being too direct. And I ended up loving this layout so much that I made a card too…

Connie Hanks // ClickyChickCreates.com // card using stencils by FolkArt and Studio Calico Mister Huey's, Tim Holtz Distress Inks and embossed sentiment

I’ll be teaching this technique in a class at my local scrapbook store – Cool Scrapbook Stuff. Sign up if you’d like to learn how to work with stencils and inks!

Have you created any layouts or cards or crafts with stencils? I’d love to see, so share links in the comments!

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 Pumice Stone
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar
Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Chevron Mask
Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Sundrifter Triangles
Folk Art Pebble Background
American Crafts Thickers Chipboard Alphas – Marquise Black
Wood Veneer Butterflies