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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, March 24, 2014

"Crafter's Choice" Challenge at Exploring Cricut and More!

What a beautiful Monday!
I'm so thankful for the spring weather and all of the flowers and trees in bloom.

Today is the day for a new challenge at Exploring Cricut and More! You will have one week to link up your newly created project. The theme is "Crafter's Choice" .You are to create a card, layout, or
paper craft of your choice, any theme, any colors, and include at least 1 cardstock and 1 pattern

I am sharing with you a set of three "spring-like" note cards.
My images are from the Freshly Picked Cartridge using the Cricut Expression.
overalls- pg. 52 cut at 3.0"
hat- pg. 53 cut at 2.5"
watering can- pg. 66 cut at 2.5"

I had fun adding some embellishments such as enamel dots, embossing, decorative punches,  wood veneer pieces, twine, Glossy Accents and sentiments from MCT.

I hope you found a little crafty inspiration today and will be sure and enter our "Crafter's Choice" challenge at Exploring Cricut and More! Thank you and have a blessed week.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Themed Gift Bag for Exploring Cricut and More!

Hello everyone! Spring has arrived! And what better way to welcome spring than with a sweet little spring themed paper crafting project?
Today is my day to post over at  Exploring Cricut and More! If you haven't checked out the blog in awhile, you must stop by and check out the new changes! The DT does a wonderful job of providing lots of  daily crafty inspiration and tips too.

Today's project is an altered gift bag for a niece who is having a birthday this week.
I started with the DCWV Dear Jane Stack. Lovely florals and vintage designs make up this beautiful paper stack.
I used the Freshly Picked and Elegant Edges cartridges for the images and backgrounds.
 Rose bush found on page 30 cut at 8.0" including the layers
"Freshly Picked"  sign on page 48 cut at 2.75" including layer

Background shapes cut from Elegant Edges.
Image found on page 67and cut once at 8.0" and again at 9.0" using the Shadow feature.

I did a little embossing, inking and added a few embellishments to finish it off.

Thank you for stopping by my little blog today. Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pocket Page Challenge #2 "Make it Clear or Cut it Out"

Hello everyone, I hope this first day of spring finds you full of happiness!

My project for today is for Challenge #2 over at the  Pocket Page Challenge Blog.
This week we are to challenge ourselves to use cut outs of some sort and/or have a clear element to our design.
I am sharing week 4 of my Project Life. I incorporated the challenge elements in an insert page I created to celebrate and evening we had with our daughter and her new husband.

I used many different cuts for this insert page. The glasses, bottle and "happy couple" word art were from the Simply Charmed cartridge using my Expression. I also used several My Creative Time metal dies and sentiments. I couldn't resist the "mr. & mrs." wood veneer piece I found by chance at Michaels and then decided to add some other wood piece elements to tie it altogether.
My clear element was a little tough. I was all ready to use some transparency paper for die cutting and stamping and then realized it was all packed up (as are most of my other supplies). So I decided to use some StazOn ink and stamp directly onto the photo.

Here are a few pics of week 4 including the insert page.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pocket Page Challenge #1 Lists and Stitching!

Hello and happy Tuesday afternoon!
It is very spring-like here in northern California and I am hoping where ever you might be, spring is on its way there too!!

I am happy to have found a new blog: Pocket Page Challenge Blog.
This blog is a place to find inspiration, ideas and motivation for keeping up on our Project Life, Pocket Life, etc...

The challenge is to include lists and stitching. Since we are in the middle of a move (hoping and praying it works out), most of my supplies are boxed up, including my sewing machine, so I included faux stitching some of my cards and a couple of "lists" in my journaling.

I am sharing week 3 of 2014.

Thank you for stopping by today and I do hope if you have a chance you will take a look at Pocket Page Challenge Blog!

Monday, March 10, 2014

"The Luck of the Irish" Challenge at Exploring Cricut and More!

Good morning my crafty friends, how was your weekend? I hope spring is starting to appear where ever you may be!
Today is the start of a new challenge over at Exploring Cricut and More! 
Have you visited the blog lately? There have been some super fun changes! We can now use svg and cut files in addition to die cut images from not only our  Cricut machines (including the new Cricut Explore), but the Silhouette, Eclipse, etc.... How exciting is that!!

This week's Challenge: "The Luck of the Irish"  you are to create a card, layout, or papercraft celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  Must include a shamrock.

For my project I created a simple layout using the Create a Critter 2 Cartridge.
I chose the image on page 38 and used the Icon feature to cut my shamrocks at
 1.5", 2.0" and 2.5".  I then used the Phrase feature at 4.0" for  "Happy St. Patrick's Day".
I used a Cuttlebug folder and inked the edges.
The photo mats are adhered with foam tape for just a bit of dimension.

I normally like to do 2-page layouts, but since starting Project Life, I sometimes like to add in a special page for a a holiday or special celebration.

Thank you for stopping by today... please visit  The New Exploring Cricut and More!  and take a few to join is this fun challenge!!
I'm looking forward to seeing what you create!

Friday, March 07, 2014

Quick Birthday Project for Exploring Cricut!

Happy Friday everyone and thank you for stopping by today.
Today I am sharing a quick little  birthday project I made for my daughter and her hubby. Their birthdays are just a few days apart and they  spent a long weekend in Vegas to celebrate. Of course the best gift for Vegas is $$ right? ( I have never been, but hear it's a blast)

The little bag was created using Tags Bags Boxes and More and cut at 5.75".
I used Simply Charmed Cartridge for the birthday cake image and  cut it at 2.75" including the layers.
The sentiment is from MCT. I added a bit of stitching, Glossy Accents and a couple of pearls for embellishments.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and be sure to check back soon. We have another fun challenge coming up!