Hello, welcome to "Kindred Kreations"

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, February 24, 2014

Challenge Time at Exploring Cricut!

Hello and happy Monday.
Today is the start of a new challenge at Exploring Cricut
The design team has created some wonderful projects sure to inspire you!
Are you ready?? This is a favorite of mine.
Challenge: "Bag, Box, or Tag " Create one of
these and include a ribbon don't forget to use your Cricut Cartridges!

My project was inspired by an upcoming trip to the Caribbean my boss and her hubby were taking. I made this bag with a little island inspiration inside as a bon voyage!

I used the Pack Your Bags Cartridge and cut the image at 6.0". I used the layers feature with the exception of the umbrella as I thought it would be fun to use a real paper umbrella instead. I did a bit of embossing and added some enamel dots to the flip flops and foam tape for dimension.

Thank you so much for visiting my little blog today... Are you ready to start creating your project??
What are you waiting for....get crafting..

Friday, February 21, 2014

Valentine Thank You for Exploring Cricut!

Good morning my crafty friends and happy Friday!
Do you have any weekend plans? I hope they involve some sort of crafting!
I am sharing a little Valentine thank you card for  my DT post at Exploring Cricut. Have you visited the Exploring Cricut blog lately? There have been some amazing projects to say the least!

A couple of my girlfriends brought some very special Valentine goodies for me and I was so touched! This little bear and sentiment says it all!

I started with some PTI Vintage Cream cardstock for the base and used some patterned papers from Authentique.

The little bear is from Create a Critter 2 cartridge and the image is cut at 2.75" including all of the layers.
I just love the glitter heart too.  I added some stitching with my sewing machine, gave it such a nice touch, and of course the baker's twine was fun too.
The sentiment is from a Cardz TV stamp set. Isn't it just perfect? The older I get, the more I love and appreciate the friendships I am so blessed to have.

Thank  you for stopping by my little blog today. Also, if you didn't check out the blog candy winner post earlier this week, be sure to do so, the winner still hasn't emailed me!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Winner of the Exploring Cricut Valentine Blog Hop!

Good morning and Happy Monday!
I hope everyone enjoyed our Valentine Blog Hop and  Challenge at Exploring Cricut

 Here is the blog candy once again...


And the winner is:
Blogger DebR said...
Is this ever clever! Love the box and the heart on it. Great job.
February 10, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Congratulations! Please email me your address and I will get that in the mail.

Have a great day everyone and thank you for stopping by!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Challenge and Blog Hop with Exploring Cricut!

Good morning and happy fabulous Monday! I can't think of a better way to start a Monday than with a fun blog hop! Get ready for some sweet Valentine projects sure to inspire you! Exploring Cricut 
is having a
Challenge and Blog Hop Valentine's Day!   create a card, layout or paper craft for Valentine's Day and include at least one jewel. Don't forget to use your Favorite Cricut Cartridge!

Now for today's project!

I started with: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cartridge.
I chose the Heart Gable Box on page 24.
I cut it out at the fit to page which is 5.75". Now you can use the sections cut 1 and 2 and make the box much bigger, which is a great option for party favors, etc....
I also used the tag feature cut at 2.5"
for the embellishments: distressed ink, jewels, My Creative Time Stamp set "You Had Me at Chocolate", Prima flowers, twine.
My paper is from the DCWV Four Seasons stack.

Here is the Blog Hop Schedule in case you lose your way!
Sharon http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com

Donna  http://wwwkindredkreations.blogspot.com (you are here)

Faith   http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com (next stop!)

Rae Ann   http://joyinart.blogspot.com

Emily  http://emilyqueenofallthingscrafty.blogspot.com

Annette  http://mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

Michelle N  http://justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com

Jen   www.javajencreations.blogspot.com

Julie      http://mylittlecorner-julie518.blogspot.com

Michelle S  http://cricutcrazyscrapper.blogspot.com

Liz  http://unikbyyes.blogspot.com

Rosa  http://enjoyingthebug.blogspot.com

Diane  http://happyscrapperdiane.blogspot.com

Now a Blog Hop! wouldn't be complete without some blog candy right??
So here is what I am offering to a lucky follower! Please leave a comment and become a follower too! I will announce the winner next Monday.... Good luck everyone and happy creating!

A "Pink by Design" stamp set, Tacky Tape, Washi Tape, Ribbon, and 3 little muslin bags (which are great for stamping)
 I just love this stamp set....so perfect for our bloggy friends we find along our crafty journey. I know I appreciate everyone who stops by and leaves some "bloggy love" even though I don't get to spend nearly the time I would like creating and posting!
Who doesn't need some MORE tacky tape, washi and little bags for inspiration right???

Ok, so now are you a little more inspired to create a little Valentine project??? Please do so and link up at Exploring Cricut.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Valentine Treat Bags for Exploring Cricut!

Hello everyone, how was your week? Any exciting weekend plans?
I am so pleased today is the day I am posting for Exploring Cricut. There are some exciting projects, a wonderful design team and daily Cricut inspiration! Make sure you keep checking back for some wonderful crafty fun!
I am sharing some treat bags I made with the boys for a Valentine exchange.
I made these using one of my all-time favorites...
Create a Critter 2 Cartridge

These little critters were cut at 2.75" including the layers.
The paper and bags were from my crafty supplies on hand.

Thank you so much for sharing in my quick little project today.
Check back soon for another terrific challenge and blog hop coming up at Exploring Cricut