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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, March 20, 2013

Simple Mustache Projects/Favors

I recently made some simple projects for my daughter's boyfriend's birthday celebration. Had to keep it simple and manly!
I know that mustache's have been all the rage and I have to admit, pretty cute too.

I decided on some straws, treat bags and cupcake toppers.

Another one of my daughters made the cupcakes and cake (mustache shaped of course)

I used the mustache cut from  Paperdoll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge with a Real Dial Size of 3'' and used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to emboss. I generated the sentiment on my computer (making a note I NEED a mustache stamp set) The straws are from Michaels, the red really made them pop.
The treat bags were made using some scraps as well as the mustache paper from Echo Park's Time and Seasons collection. That collection has some great vintage feel papers and extras.

Check out Challenge #146 "Anything Goes" over at Sentimental Sundays

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Something Green Bathroom Decor

Just a quick post of a little project to make the guest bathroom a bit more festive for our St. Patty's Day Celebration. We have weekly Sunday family dinners at our house and this week was even more fun with a holiday too! As an extra special treat a friend of ours returned home from the military and what a treat to see him again, he was gone 7 months. Welcome Home MS Doug!
For this little project I used the Create a Critter 2 Cartridge and cut the St. Patty's Day critters.
A little patterned paper, inking around the edges, Cuttlebug folders, ribbon and foam tape and that was it. The soap dispenser and candle never looked so stinkin cute.

There are a couple of fun St. Patty's Day themed challenges still out there! Really wonderful projects and inspiration.
More than Favors Something Green Wacky Wednesday Challenge!
and Little Scrap Pieces Luck of the Irish Challenge

Saturday, March 16, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Decor with printed vinyl

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday.
I have a little St Patrick's Day project using my Cricut Imagine and printed vinyl.
My daughter gave me a tea pot for Christmas and because it was green I thought I could alter it a bit for a perfect centerpiece
I used Celebrate with Flourish Cricut Lite Cartridge for the shamrock images and Imagine More Cards for the colors and patterns. I simply used all of the layers at 3.5" each with a different color or pattern. I also cut just the shamrocks again for the other side of the tea pot. Working with vinyl is always fun, but to add the printed element makes it even better.
I added some flowers to use it as a vase.
Still working on the rest of the table decor for Sunday:)

I thought this project would be fun to enter over at Exploring Cricut's Luck of the Irish Challenge

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Simple Critter Cards

Just a couple of quick thank you cards using the Create a Critter Cartridge. I just love this cartridge for easy-to-assemble images that are adorable.

I made them 4x4 PTI Vintage Cream cardstock and cut  the images cut a 2 3/4". Since the cards were small, I was able to use my scraps for the background paper. I used a punch to create the bottom borders as well as scallop and circle punches for the sentiments. (which are from My Pink Stamper's Punnylicious set). Just a bit of ribbon and stickles for some sparkle and that was it. I made several as I used them for thank you notes so they needed to be simple.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Winter Sports Card

Hello everyone, I haven't blogged much in a while, but the projects have been forth coming.
I can say I have busy with Project Life and I really enjoy the simplicity and recording the everyday moments.
I am hoping to have a blog post maybe weekly with a way to incorporate my Cricut machines. I know they are not typically used much for Project Life, but maybe finding some simple word art and images may be helpful.
I'm thinking even if I can devote a couple of hours here and there to finding images and getting them cut-out and/or assembled would be handy for my weekly pages.
I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

For today's post:
I used the Dude Cricut Lite Cartridge for this card. My daughter Rachel and her fiance Richard have birthdays just a few days apart, so their gift this year was a lift ticket to a local ski resort so they can snowboard for a day. I thought this card would be perfect. The paper is from Recollections and I also used my Cuttlebug, distressed and inked the edges a bit.
The sentiment is from Pink by Design Just 4 Men stamp set

Hope your week is going well.

Challenge entry: Party Time Tuesdays #110 Die Cuts
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