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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.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Papertrey Ink Flower Fusion #1

Today I thought I would share a couple of cards made using the Papertrey Ink Flower Fusion #1 Stamp set as well as the die that goes with it. There are several Flower Fusion sets available all with a coordinating die. Each includes a couple of sentiments too.
I started with  solid cardstock  from PTI and  patterned paper from DCWV. After using a Fiskars punch for the edge, then added some PTI satin ribbon, Recollections pearls, a bit of inking and dimensionals and thought that would be enough for a couple of simple, yet pretty little cards.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Throwback Thursday Challenge: Birthday

Good morning everyone. Hope the weekend was terrific. Always busy around here, Sara had her last choir/drama performance and we had a birthday party too. I thought I would make a quick card and also enter at My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge. The challenge was to create a birthday themed card using an older cartridge.
I pulled out an oldie...Doodlecharms. I cut the present at 5 1/4 inches. I used the shift feature for the top of the present and tag. The  paper is from DCWV Tattered Time stack. I used Emma's Everyday Bingo Stamp set and My Favorite Sayings Stamp set for the sentiment. Since this was for a 26 year old young man, I decided not to do too much to it. I did add some Recollections black and white dots for a bit of embellishments.

My Creative Time

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fun with the Nifty Fifties Cartridge

My Uncle whom I love so dearly, recently celebrated his 65th birthday. My aunt and cousins threw him a surprise party with about 60 people attending. I was in charge of the decorations and favors. What fun it was coming up with ideas that would celebrate my uncle's personality. He is just so true to the 50's era, with the oldies music and old cars and trucks..oops I mean "classics":) I decided the Nifty Fifties Cartridge would be just perfect. I made several different images. The "juke box" and "drive in" images had many layer and took a bit of time to assemble. Of course I had to cut many as these were used for the centerpieces. I cut them at 9" and 8" respectively, so the larger size helped a great deal as the cuts can be pretty intricate. For the favors, I used the triangle box cut from the TBBM cartridge. I decided on that one just because it was different and I hadn't ever used that one before. The water bottle tag is cut from PTI's Wine Bottle Tag Die and I used the Route 66 image only changing it up a bit to make it a 65. Additional supplies included: several Cuttlebug embossing folders, sentiments from various stamp sets, distress inks, dimensionals and punches.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Birthday Card with the Yummy Imagine Cartridge

This card was so fun to put together. I cut the images at 3.5 inches with the Yummy Imagine cartridge using the layers feature. I decided to emboss with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder for a little something extra. I used dimensionals to pop-up a couple of the images and embellished with tiny white pearls from Recollections. The cardstock and ribbon are from PTI

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Printable Vinyl with the Imagine

I purchased some printable vinyl a while back and finally had a chance to use it. I just love working with vinyl with my Expression, but wasn't sure how the Imagine would work out. I really loved the thought of being able to print a pattern instead of my usual solid color vinyl projects. It was really easy to use and the project came out great. I did notice that the more intricate and smaller designs didn't cut as well, but overall, it was super fun. I decided to decorate a tin from Michaels to hold some birthday goodies for a scrapbooking friend of mine. 
I started with an image cut at 3.5 inched from the Imagine More Cards Cartridge using the layers feature. I was careful to smooth it out onto the surface. I decided to use some dimensionals to pop-up the "friend" image and the "butterfly" image. I didn't do too much embellishing, just a few little pearls and called it good.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day Projects:Strawberries!

Good morning all, I trust everyone had a blessed Mother's Day filled with lots of attention from family. I sure enjoyed having all five of my children here with me and a few other family members as well. My gift from my hubby each year is that he cleans the house that day and makes the family dinner meal. Thank you honey!!
Each year I create a Mother's Day project that I give out not only to my mom and sisters, but several other moms (some friends, some family) who are really special to me. I started this back in 2000 when we were spending each Mother's Day at the County Fair with our kids who were showing their animals in 4H. It was a four day fair and Sunday (Mother's Day) was the last day and we were very ready for the end as stall duty started at 6:00am! I will always treasure those memories and even though our County Fair days are over, I still continue the tradition of my Mother's Day goodies.
This year's theme was strawberries. I decided it would be fun to do some canning , so here in the valley it is strawberry season and homemade strawberry jam is delicious. Along with the jam, I found a recipe for Friendship Scone mix and decided that would make a wonderful addition to my little package. I finished off with a card made from PTI cardstock, stamps and dies. The Mother's Day sentiment is from My Creative Time's Mom You Rock Set.
I thought this would be fun to Link Up over at Pink Cricut

Pink Cricut

Monday, May 07, 2012

Best Friends Imagine Cartridge Card #3

I have to confess, I made several cards in a two hour period. I was making decorations for my Uncle's Surprise 65th birthday party (more to come on that) and wanted to bring some little gifts to my cousins, aunt, etc.. I knew I wouldn't be able to spend as much time as I would like creating the details I normally like to add, so the Imagine really came to my rescue.
Since I had yet to make a little card for my 3 year old second cousin, also a little girl, I just couldn't resist using this cartridge once again. I mean, why not... with so many darling images to choose from.
Again, using PTI cardstock and ribbon and a few embellishments, this too came together nicely. Love that Swiss Dots folder, an EK Success punch, glossy accents and stickles of course. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Cricut Imagine: Best Friends Cartridge Card

Here's another cute little card made using the Imagine and the Best Friends Cartridge. I cut these images using the layers feature, popped them up and added a few embellishements. I used PTI Cardstock and ribbon, Martha Stewart Loopy Punch (one of my favorites), Some gems, stickles for some glitter, embossed with a floral folder and the Cuttlebug, and the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Simply Sweet Occasions stamp set. I gave this one to my 8 and a half months old little second cousin who was just the sweetest little pumpkin that let me hold her til my heart's content. I assembled the images in a bit different order compared to the handbook. Thanks for looking.