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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.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Sweet 16 Party Decor for Exploring Cricut

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have had a wonderful week. Very busy around here. Started the week with celebrating Sara's 16th birthday, trying to finish up school and Sara's drama performances are all weekend! I will be glad when it's all completed! So fun and yet a bit tiring too.

Today is my day to post a project at Exploring Cricut. I just love this blog as it is devoted to all things Cricut. I love to see the images the design team used in their projects. I often find inspiration to try a new image or maybe pull out a cartridge I haven't used in awhile. Please do take a moment to visit!

For today's project I am sharing some party decor from Sara's birthday celebration. I used my Imagine Yummy Cartridge for these goodies.

I will start with the favors as they are my favorite! I started  by printing several images from the Yummy cartridge using the layer feature. I inked the edges, added foam tape, stickles and/or little pearls.Finally I ran the images through various Cuttlebug folders.  I inked the edges of the paper doilies added the image on top with more foam tape, added some wrapped candy bars, finished with some pink sheer ribbon. They looked so darling.

Next up: decorated paper straws. I used a stock image from the Imagine using a patterned paper from the Yummy cartridge, inked the edges and ran them through the cupcake Cuttlebug folder. I added a scalloped circle and stamped the "16" from an Amy Tangerine stamp set. I added the little cupcakes I made from the Yummy cartridge cut at 1" using the layer and auto fill feature.

I made some cake pops too and needed to jazz up the stryrofoam block I put them in. I added tule to cover the styrofoam and using another image from the same cartridge I made a little sign to go in front. I added the word sixteen from a  Jolies's sticker set. I attached it with a stick pin. The "party" was cut using the layer and fit to page feature.

I used a few more images for decor, the "happy", "birthday", and "sweet" were cut
using the layer and fit to page features.

Finally the banner. Now I must tell you, this was so adorable but for the life of me I cannot photograph banners. No matter what I try, it just never turns out. It didn't help that our lighting in the kitchen is crummy, but I will share anyway.
The banner was cut using images from the Yummy cartridge cut at 4". I used the auto fill feature and was able to get 4 to 6 per page. I also added some images cut at 3" using the layer feature. I added foam tape, stickles and inked the edges as well. I ran them through the polka dot Cuttlebug folder.

Here are a couple of photos with it all put together. All in all, very cute and fun to make. It was a wonderful celebration. Another milestone birthday. I am so blessed.

Thank you for stopping by. Don't forget we have another challenge coming up on Monday at Exploring Cricut. So be sure to join us.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Paper Playtime Challenge #11- 2 or more ribbons!

Happy Thursday everyone! I am happy that I had a little time this morning to visit some blogs and do a quick post! It's the little things that make me happy!

For today's project I am sharing a couple of embellished bags I made for two baby showers I recently attended.
I used the Nursery Tales cartridge and my Cricut Imagine.
Aren't these images just yummy! Hard to believe I started with white cardstock! The images were cut at 3" using the layer feature. I would love to have cut them bigger, but I needed them to fit on my bag. I inked the edges and ran them through my Cuttlebug. The background paper on the bag is from DCWV baby girl stack and I used my Fiskars Treading Water punch.
I created a little "clothesline" using some twine and added the polk a dot bows because they were just so cute. I love the mini clothespins too. Such a perfect embellishment.

Another tip when I am making these bags: I try to make the background paper easily removable (you could just cut around it too) so that the design can be used as part of a scrapbook layout. Just add it to a 12x12 piece of paper, add photos and journaling and that's it!

Please take a minute to visit Paper Playtime to see the wonderful projects that were created for this challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and be sure to create something today!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PKC 13-20:: Photo Inspiration

Hello and happy Tuesday!

I have a graduation card to share today that is inspired by the Peachy Keen Challenge. This week is a photo inspiration.

 Here's my little card.

I loved the color combination, it's a bit springy, summery, and bold all in one. Even though I didn't use a flower, my graduation hats from the Peachy Keen Stamp of the Month Collection April 
 reminded me of the growth that happens when one enters "the real world" after finishing high school. The sentiment and  jar are also from the same collection, I just love all things mason jars.
All cardstock , inks and button twine are from PTI. After creating a little banner for the sentiment, I inked the edges of all of the pieces and used foam tape for dimension. I did a bit of paper piecing with the jar by cutting out the middle of the second jar and adding Glossy Accents for a glassy look. I added some black pearls from Recollections to the hats for a little extra something.

There are some wonderful projects you should be sure to check out over at the Peachy Keen Blog.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you are able to create today!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Exploring Cricut's "Here Comes Summer" Challenge!

Hello my blogging friends,
Today's post is for the "Here Comes Summer" Challenge over at Exploring Cricut. If you are anything like me you are totally ready for summer! I have to admit, we are pretty spoiled here in California, but I welcome the extra warmth for sure.
Here are the details:
Create a card, papercraft or layout with a summer theme and use at least two Cricut cuts.

The DT has come up with some wonderful summer inspiration. So make sure you check out each of their projects and don't forget to enter the challenge yourself. They are alot of fun...I promise... and you have the chance of winning Top 3 and displaying a nifty badge on  your blog.

I used the Life's a Beach Cartridge for this project. I had so much fun creating this basket of goodies for a friend who had a trip to Hawaii planned.

I picked up most of the goodies including the plastic basket from the Dollar Store.
The Hawaii cut @ 4" including layers and the paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I inked the edges with distress ink and adhered the title to the basked using foam tape.

The letters "or bust" were cut at 1" using the font feature on the cartridge.

She went with her hubby and friends, so I made them each their own tumbler with their initials. I used some of my vinly scraps and cut
each letter at 4". The acrylic tumblers came from Walmart and were only a couple of bucks each. Aren't those paper straws too cute?
Here's another photo with a tag I made using some embellishments from the Cosmo Cricket collection (since their initials were the same!)

 Finally I added a tag. I just love the pineapple drink image. So tropical right?
I cut this @ 4" with all of the layers. I added some gems on the pineapple and Glossy Accents on the cherry, inked the edges and ran it through my Cuttlebug for a finishing touch.

(later my friend let  me know she used the Hawaii title and tags to help create her layouts!)


I hope this project inspires you to make something summery!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to create a project for the challenge! Good luck.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Baby Shower Favors for Exploring Cricut's DT Post

Good Morning Everyone,

It's my turn once again to post a project over at Exploring Cricut. You must visit this wonderful blog that is dedicated to all things Cricut! I love visiting each day to see what the Design Team comes up with. I often see a cartridge I haven't used before or discover a new image. Lots of inspiration for sure.

Tis the season for showers... these next couple of projects were for a it's a girl baby shower with very UNtraditional colors and themes. It was a challenge for me as I am so traditional when it comes to baby girl showers...I love lots of pink and cream. I know I'm dating myself..

These favors were created using the Baby Shower Cartridge and Life's a Party Cartridge.
I started with these purple organza bags, wrapped some Hershey's Nuggets individually and cut the band and onsie image from the Baby Shower Cartridge at 1".
I stamped the little baby feet using My Creative Time's Anyday Bingo and Crossword Stamp set.
The larger onsie on the outside was cut at 3.5" from the Life's a Party Cartridge. There were other layers that came with that image, but I didn't use them. I also made little banners for the sentiment which is from Pink by Design's 9 Months Stamp Set. The diaper pin also came from the Baby Shower Cartridge. I also ran the onsie through my Cuttlebug for some added dimension.
The ink was from Memento, Paper from Recollections.
Even though the colors were a little bright, they were adorable.

Next came these little carriages also cut from the Baby Shower Cartridge using the fit to page feature.
I used the DCWV Little Girl Stack for the paper as it is really sturdy and used the multi cut feature. They are super simple to put together, I used Scotch Quick Dry Adhevsive. I added some little gems to bling them up a little, well, because the mom to be loves bling. I did Cuttlebug the layers and added some distress ink.

Finally, last but not least, the goblet for the Mommy to Be. I kept it simple by cutting the "Mommy to Be" image using the Baby Shower Cartridge and green vinyl cut at 4". It went on fairly easily. I added some wood shapes stamped with some baby images. Added tule and bling to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by. Make something Crafty today!