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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.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Challenge for Exploring Cricut!

Happy Monday to you all!
Today is the start of a new challenge at Exploring Cricut
This week's challenge is to create a Halloween themed card, layout, or project using at least two images from your Cricut machines and cartridges. I know this is going to be a fun one for everyone!

For my project, I started with some altered wine bottles a friend made for me last year for my birthday.  She painted them in chalkboard paint. It has been fun to write different sentiments for holidays, seasons and special occasions.

My Happy Hauntings Cartridge was the perfect choice for this project. I started with some white vinyl and cut "spooky" at 3.5" using the font feature. Remember when cutting vinyl to change your blade depth to 3 or 4 and pressure to med. It cuts like a dream.

Next I chose a few little images and cut the layers too.
bat: 2.5"
cauldron: 4.0"
owl: 3.5"

I added a few stickles and hung them from the wine candelabra (another birthday gift from a girlfriend this year:) using some baker's twine.
I love decorating for fall, but don't do much for Halloween, so this was  a fun little project.

That's it for my little project, but the fun has just begun. Be sure to head on over to Exploring Cricut
to check out the wonderful Halloween themed projects the design team has come up with. And of course.....make sure you enter the challenge!!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Soccer Goodies for Exploring Cricut

Hello and happy Friday.
I am posting today for Exploring Cricut.
 A wonderful blog dedicated to inspiring the crafty world using their Cricut Machines. Daily inspiration comes in the form of cards, projects, layouts and more!

Today's projects are end of the season soccer goodie bags and Coach's thank you cards. I have several cartridges with soccer images and chose to use the Life's A Party Cartridge. Seth and Cory are still in U6, so I didn't want anything to detailed. Just a simple soccer ball!
I cut the soccer balls at 5.0"

The coach's cards were cut using the card feature and I used the fit-to-page feature. This made them 5.75"
I wanted them big enough for the team to sign their names and wasn't planning on putting them in envelopes.
The "thanks" images came from Beyond Birthday Cartridge and Just Because Cartridge
For the player names I chose the Cuttin' Up Cartridge and cut the letters including the shadow feature at 1.0"

The banner and mattes are cut from the Formal Occasion Cartridge. I wanted to add some more details, but had to remind myself these are for 5 year-olds....They are fine with simple. I did add a bit of inking and embossing though.

They were fairly quick and  easy to put together and thankful Sara was able to help.

Have a wonderful weekend. Please check back on Monday for our new challenge at Exploring Cricut!

Monday, October 14, 2013


Today's the day....
And the winner of the blog candy for Exploring Cricut's Birthday Blog Hop is....


   Mary Ann said...
Love your card!Very pretty!Love the butterflies,great colors!!!
October 7, 2013 at 6:07 AM

Congratulations Mary Ann! Please email your address and I will get your goodies in the mail ASAP

Thank you for the wonderful comments and for participating in our Birthday Blog Hop!.

Have a wonderful day

Monday, October 07, 2013

Exploring Cricut Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello and what a fabulous Monday this is going to be!

Thank you for stopping by my little blog today and I am sure you will be inspired by all of the DT birthday projects using our Cricut Machines!

Our fearless leader  Happy Scrapper Diane has been doing such a wonderful job with the Exploring Cricut Blog with daily posts and challenges for three years now!! Thank you Diane!

For my Birthday Themed project I used my Cricut Imagine and All Wrapped Up Cartridge

I know many of you have Imagine Machines and I hope this inspires you to keep on using it! For quick projects with such polished and finished results, you just can't help wanting to continue to use it. Best of all, you can create all of your projects with plain white cardstock.

I created some package embellishments using the word art and bright colors found on this cartridge. I cut this image at 4.5" using all of the layers. I inked the edges and used foam adhesive for added dimension.

The sweet little butterfly card is also found on that cartridge and I cut several at 4.0" I folded them over and used one of the images as a card, and the rest I folded over, glued together, "bent" up the wings and glued them to the package. I added a few gems to add little bit of bling.

Now remember, this is a Blog Hop and what would a hop be without a little Blog Candy?
So please leave a comment, and become a follower and I will use Random.org to pick the winner next Monday. So check back to see who the lucky winner will be.

I debated on whether to go with a Halloween themed blog candy, but this DCWV 6x6 paper pad just called to me:) I also thought a couple of Halloween ribbons couldn't hurt:)
I will have this ready to mail as soon as Monday comes around, so don't forget to check back and see if you are the winner!

Have a great time hopping along and please remember to enter your fabulous birthday project!!!

Friday, October 04, 2013

Simple Recipe Book for Exploring Cricut!

Happy Friday,

Today's project is for my DT post at Exploring Cricut.
I wanted to make something special for my mom who is having a birthday soon. She is not much of a cook, but I know she has a few recipes that are her favorite and a couple of my grandmother's too.

I used my Cricut Imagine and the Kate's Kitchen Cartridge. The patterns and colors are from Cosmo Cricket and I just love the vintage feel to them. I bound it altogether using Your Story Photo.

I used the recipe card for each page and several of the images cut at 2.0" including the layer feature.
I printed several sheets of patterned paper for the background, cover and back of book.

I used some foam tape, Stickles,Glossy Accents, a few buttons and some twine to finish it off.

front: I pieced several patterns together to create the cover.

 back: my mom always says to eat dessert first:) So that image was a must to include.

This is the back of the book and a little image that says "this belongs too"

Have a wonderful weekend. And don't forget
we have a new challenge on Monday!! Stop by Exploring Cricut
for your Daily Cricut Inspiration!