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This blog is about our life at home, and away from home... everyday happenings, and special occasions. We enjoy a variety of pastimes, but our main joy is making "Kindred Kreations". Thank you for joining us in our journey of growing together through faith, family, love for learning, projects, and more.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

More Gardening with vinyl! And a Linky Party at Craft Junkie Too!

Ok, so I had to decorate 3 pots for my little cart my sister gave me years ago. I just love putting little pots filled with simple flowers on it.
Tracy over at Craft Junkie Too has a Linky Party each Friday and we're all invited to post a project.
I used Walk in My Garden Cartridge and more scraps of vinyl. (I purchased the "value pak" of vinyl at "Oh My Crafts" for a reasonable price over a year ago and still have some left.) I planned the cuts around the colors I had available and the cuts are super simple to do. The clay pots are from Walmart, less than $2 each and a couple of "six pak" flowers from the garden section. I plan to add some details with puff paint sometime soon. So whole project for around $7!
Now, just have to remember to water them!
Craft Junkie Too Friend

Wacky Wednesday #36

This week is a color challenge. I have been gardening and planting so I thought I would use up some vinyl scraps and decorate some otherwise ordinary pots.
I used Walk in My Garden Cartridge. I love this cartridge, easy cuts, no layers, just the shift button. Great for vinyl.

Spring is here!

Just wanted to post a few pictures of what's going on around here! Spring has arrived with a bright table and gardening of course! My daughter surprised me with a just because present of new placemats and napkins, she also brought me the flowers for Easter. (so sweet)
My husband has been busy with the garden, I love helping a bit, but he really is the one who keeps it going. So good to plant and dig and be outdoors. The boys loved to help too.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Wacky Wednesday #35

Here are a few Easter goodie bags I put together for the Wacky Wednesday Challenge this week. Visit More Than Favors to play along!
I used the Easter Seasonal Cartridge for the bunnies, Cuttlebug folders, wrapped some mini candy bars, the "got chocolate" sentiments came from The Cutting Cafe.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Flaunt it Fridays! #19

Using the Simply Charmed Cartridge, the challenge was to use the Fishy image. I had these fishing picutres of Thomas, Sara and Seth (in the backpack)taken a couple of years ago while camping near Yosemite.
Super simple as I didn't have all of my scrapping goodies.
Love this little weekly challenge. So great of Flaunt it Fridays blog to invite us to play along.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge!

This week at My Creative Time with Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge, we are asked to use any Cricut Lite Cartridge and make a 2 page layout.
I used the Carousel Lite Cartridge, the paper is Dots and Stripes from DCWV, stickles, Cuttlebug, twine, buttons and Emma's Mom You Rock Stamp Set. (she's is coming out with some new sets tomorrow, so fun!)
Found these pictures of the boys playing on the train at Fairytale Town in Sacramento, thought the little train image would be fun. I used the font from that Cart as well.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wacky Wednesday #34

Happy Tuesday! Work week busy, "springbreak" sorta for kids, Sara is able to do some fun things with friends and swim started too, planning a little getaway towards the end of the week too!
The challenge was to make a gift box theme. This is going to be for my sister, as her birthday is coming up.I have wanted to try the cake box from Tie the Knot Cartridge (I loved the scallop edges). The paper is the Botanical stack from DCWV, red satin ribbon, half pearls, glimmer mist, prima flowers, tags cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cartridge. I glimmer misted the tags and crumpled them, inked everything added some fibers and the sentiments were from some embellishments from my scrapbooking goodies.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Let's Face it Friday

Yeah, another challenge from Peachy Keen Stamps! These stamps really are amazing, just love the possibilities. This challenge has to include Peachy Keen Stamps with a Mother's Day Theme.
I decided to use my From My Kitchen Cartridge to create something a little retro. Kept the card pretty simple using the images with shadows, a scallop punch, Martha Stewart Border punch, EK Success Label punch, and the sentiment is from Emma's Mom You Rock Stamp Set.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Linky Party At Craft Junkie Too!

Tracy over at Craft Junkie Too is having a Linky Party. Her blog is so great for inspiration and wonderful projects! I made this card for a friend using the From My Kitchen Cartridge, DCWV Crafty Stack, some Distressed ink, jute and a button. The sentiment is from Pink By Design.

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #49

Over at Peachy Keen Stamps is their Sketch Challenge #49. It took me awhile to make this one come together, a challenge for sure!
The paper is mostly scraps, I tried to emboss the bunnies with white embossing powder, a couple of prima flowers, flower brads, ribbon and buttons. The sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe. I look forward to sending it to my Aunt and Uncle who live out of town.

CCCC #13

Yeah! I finally get to make some stuff! What a long week.
This week over at Two Scraptastic Gals Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge we were asked to use the Storybook (or Wrap it Up) Cartridges. I really do love the frilly images this one creates. Thought I would do a Mother's Day card using the DCWV The Four Seasons Stack (really beautiful, a little vintage). Solid colors from Recollections, Scattered Straw Distressed ink, Glimmer Mist, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, and the darling sentiment is from My Creative Time's "Mom You Rock" stamp set (really love using this one). The frame was cut at 3 1/2" and the letters including the shadow at 1 3/4". The cuts were super easy.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Flaunt it Friday CH#17

The challenge was to use a bird from 3 Birds on Parade cartridge, but since I don't have that one, I used my newly acquired Live Simply Lite Cartridge. This has some really lovely images.
I used a frame and the bird. The paper is from DCWV Cotton Bloom stack, cuttlebug, some distressed ink and a little sentiment sticker.

Sunday, April 03, 2011


Time for another Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge by Two Scraptastic Gals!
Forever Young was the cartridge choice and I needed to make a Birthday card for my Sister. I used pop dots for the layers. I love this cartridge, with 3 girls of my own, many nieces, sisters, girlfriends, you get the picture!
Paper from K & Co.and Recollections, ribbon from Joannes, EK Success Label punch, My Pink Stamper Family and Friends Stamp, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, Fiskars Treading Water punch, and white gel pen.

Wacky Wednesday! Something Funny

In honor of April Fool's Day, the Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at Paula's More Than Favors Blog is to make something to make us smile! Well, wine and good friends are a good combination for that!
For this simple card I used Nestabilities, Recollections solid paper, DCWV Old World Stack, Clear Stamps Wine Lover's Set, Pink By Design Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Stamp Set, half pearls, Cuttlebug, Memento Ink.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Pause Dream Enjoy Pink Black and White Challenge!

I thought I could get a start on some Mother's Day cards with this Challenge!
I used K & Co paper, some pink and black fibers, Nestabilities, Emma's Mom You Rock Stamp Set, half pearls and a couple of Recollections Flowers.

Gotta Have Friends Blog Hop!

Alex at You Had Me At Crafts...hosted a blog hop and invited fellow crafters to add a project. I decided to add one of my simple vinyl creations I made with my Cricut. It is over my sink in my kitchen. I used brown vinyl, Summer in Paris Cart and Wild Card Cart.

Throwback Thrusday Challenge!

My Creative Time is having another Throwback Thursday Challenge! Emma created a sketch for us to follow and no Cricut!
I have been wanting to use Emma's Mom You Rock stamp set, so I thought of a mommy-to-be that I know!
Paper is from Nana's Baby Girl Stack DCWV, twine, Nestabilities, new baby stamp set from Joannes, Fiskars Treading Water punch, half pearls, carriage button, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, white gel pen and the sentiment is from Emma's Mom You Rock Stamp Set.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Callenge #48

I just love playing along with the Peachy Keen Challenges. They gave a sketch to follow and I decided to continue making cards for my group of girls and of course I have one who loves red and white. I couldn't pass up this little strawberry and had to give her a cute little Peachy Keen face.
The berry is cut from Hello Kitty and used the Peachy Keen Everyday Character faces. (I used the hide feature in my Gypsy) I used a couple of different Cuttlebug Folders, Pink Stamper's Fruit and Veggie Puns stamp set, some ribbon, twine and punches.

Shabby Chic Challenge

Fab 'n' Funky is having a Shabby Chic Challenge #66.
I needed to create some "purse kits" for a girlfriend of mine who is teaching a group of little girls. They are creating these purses for their favorite doll. How fun is that.
I used K & Co. paper, Distressed inks, Purses cut from Tags Bags Boxes and More, Scallops cut from Mini Monograms, Flower petals cut from Forever Young. Some brads, ribbon, tulle and a button. I decided to put the items in a bag and decorate it just for fun.