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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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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Baja wedding, pink, turquoise, head wreath, cake, roses, lanterns, toast, kids, flower girls, ring bearers,

10 on 10 – November // Wedding Bells

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Baja wedding, pink, turquoise, head wreath, cake, roses, lanterns, toast, kids, flower girls, ring bearers, My baby brother got married! He and his bride are such a wonderful couple and I couldn’t possibly be any happier for them! Individually, they are amazing. But together? They are inspiring, loving, faithful and make you want to be a better, more peaceful, kinder, gentler person ❤

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We were thrilled to be part of the big day and celebrate in gorgeous style! They might look familiar from the engagement sessions we did in the spring:

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I’m beyond thrilled for their new adventure as Mr. & Mrs. ❤

Lucky for me, today is our monthly 10-on-10 photo circle! Be sure to head on over to my sweet friend and fabulous photographer, Stacey Griffin at Posin’ Roses! She’s a dear friend who shares not only my passion for photography, but two sweet daughters and a new puppy too! We have very familiar paths and get to see each other fairly regularly 🙂 I’m actually heading over to her house tonight for our monthly mom’s night outs! Toodles!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Oh, have you stopped by my Etsy or Society6 stores yet? I’m happily sharing my creative projects, as well as photography via prints, phone cases, pillows and a myriad of other products! If you check either out, be sure to let me know what you think?!

Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Minimalist // Two Become One {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // engagement couple session, Rosarito, Mexico, mercado, market, colorful, turquoise, blue, gray, wood, wheel, rustic, arches, archways, kissIn honor of my brother’s upcoming wedding, I wanted to share another photo for this week’s “minimalist” photo challenge! You might remember it from the engagement sessions earlier this year – check them out here and here.

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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PS. Are you in Southern California and looking to book your fall photo session? Head on over to my Styling and Investment page to find out more and get in touch!

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ClickyChickCreates.com // It Had to Be You (wedding song) scrapbook layout using black and white photo with black, cream, red, teal patterned papers, banner embellishments

Soundtrack of Your Life {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // It Had to Be You (wedding song) scrapbook layout using black and white photo with black, cream, red, teal patterned papers, banner embellishments

We all have them… those songs that leave a footprint on your heart; they take you back in time; they put a smile on your face; they make you get up and dance; maybe they even bring a tear to your eye (hopefully joyful tears). Whatever it is, those songs, yes, THOSE songs, are the soundtrack of our lives.

ClickyChickCreates.com // It Had to Be You (wedding song) scrapbook layout using black and white photo with black, cream, red, teal patterned papers, banner embellishments

Have you ever scrapbooked those songs? Shared why they’re so meaningful? Or even about the lyrics you were certain said something completely different than what they were? Or the people you think of that you shared a special moment in time with that song? Road trip music? Prom music? Wedding music? How about the mix tapes that were so amazing to receive from friends, boyfriends or girlfriends! So many reasons to scrapbook those songs!

ClickyChickCreates.com // It Had to Be You (wedding song) scrapbook layout using black and white photo with black, cream, red, teal patterned papers, banner embellishments

Being part of LOAD514 (Layout a day) this month (especially as a featured designer / scrapper), I just can’t tell you how great it feels to get these stories told! Once we finally decided on “It Had to be You” by Harry Connick Jr., my hubby was such a great sport agreeing to take dance lessons. After a false start on the dance floor, our DJ finally got the music right and we did our dance! Poor hubby, nervous as he was, I think he was counting the steps the entire dance, but he did great!

ClickyChickCreates.com // It Had to Be You (wedding song) scrapbook layout using black and white photo with black, cream, red, teal patterned papers, banner embellishments

So what’s on your soundtrack? I’d love to hear about it, so leave me a comment!

To check out more of my scrapbook layouts and other crafty creations click here.

And if you want to stroll down memory lane with me, here’s Harry Connick Jr with his smooth voice and retro swagger belting out It Had To Be You!!

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

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!

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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

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Slice Wedding Design Card (ring)
Slice Parties Design Card (Congrats)
Slice Elite Digital Cutting Machine
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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 // stamped and embossed tag with additional background stamping

True Stamp 2014 – 50% off for a limited time!!

What do all of these projects have in common? Any guesses? Did you say stamping? Of course you did!

You love stamps. How did I know? Because whether you’re a card maker, an art journaler, or a scrapbooker, stamps are cost-effective, versatile, and FUN! But do you ever look at your ever-growing collection of stamps and inks and say, “HELP!”?

When it comes right down to it, nothing is better for revving up that mojo than learning from “the masters.” Watching real experts demonstrate unique techniques and projects is a sure-fire way to rev up the inspiration. But who has the time or money to travel all over the country to take classes?

Well, you don’t have to! It’s back… True Stamp!

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True Stamp is the only event to offer the best in LIVE stamping instruction, brought right to you via your computer. That’s right, no need to pack up all your supplies. No need to leave the family. No need to eat lousy convention center food. Instead, the classes come right to YOU. Just log in from your computer and be treated to classes from six amazing sponsors, teaching you the latest and greatest skills and techniques to get your creative stampy juices flowing. And it’s all recorded so you can watch again and again after the event! Almost 500 people attended last year’s event, and I can’t wait for April 5 to see what’s in store.

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get stamping, then check out True Stamp here.

And what could possibly make it even better? Getting all of this at a discount! GET 50% OFF WITH THE CODE “LOVE” THROUGH 3/17!

Join six amazing instructors on April 5 for a full day of stampy fun! I’m already signed up and hope to “see” you there!

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