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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, July 28, 2014

Christmas in July Blog Hop for Exploring Cricut and More!

What a fun Monday! We have a new challenge at Exploring Cricut and More! and a fun blog hop too!
There are lots of fun goodies that are being given away, so you won't want to miss a thing!
You should have arrived from:
Faith: http://thecraftingprofessor.blogspot.com/

It's Christmas in July and what a way to take a break from summer and think of the cooler days ahead and holiday fun.

Believe it or not I have a little shopping finished and so I thought I would make the tags for the gifts.
I recently purchased the Teddy Bear Parade Cartridge and can I just say the images are  too cute. I needed 7 tags and there happened to be 7 images I could use that were either winter or Christmas themed.
The little bears were cut at 2.75" including the layers.
I went a little crazy with the Stickles and Glossy Accents. And of course a Cuttlebug embossing folder and  Trendy Twine were the perfect finish.

What's a blog hop without a little blog candy right? These little goodies are sure to help with the holiday spirit!  All you have to do is become a follower and leave a comment including your email address for a chance to win.

Next stop is:
Rae Ann: http://joyinart.blogspot.com/

Here is the blog hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Annette: http://mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com/
Sharon: http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com/
Faith: http://thecraftingprofessor.blogspot.com/
Donna: http://wwwkindredkreations.blogspot.com/
Rae Ann: http://joyinart.blogspot.com/
Emily: http://emilyqueenofallthingscrafty.blogspot.com/
Michelle N.: http://justanutterpapercrafter.blogspot.com/
Christi: www.tidbitsoftexas.com
Liz: http://unikbyyes.blogspot.com/
Tina: http://thescrappinrabbit.blogspot.com/
Katrina: http://scrappyhorses.blogspot.com/
Michelle S.: http://cricutcrazyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Diane: http://happyscrapperdiane.blogspot.com/

Good luck and be sure to enter our Christmas in July Challenge at Exploring Cricut and More!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Super Hero Gift Bag for Exploring Cricut and More!

Hello and happy Friday. I for one am glad the weekend is near!

My project for today is for Exploring Cricut and More! A fun blog devoted to creating crafty projects using all of our different die-cutting machines.

My project for today is using my Cricut Expression machine and my new Create a Friend Cartridge. This is the first time I have used the universal overlay and it worked out great, so easy.
The super hero is on page 37 and cut at 7.0" including the layers and I used the word image cut at 2.50" for the tag.

This cartridge has some really cute images, I am looking forward to making more soon.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope your weekend is fabulous and you check back on Monday at Exploring Cricut and More! for a special challenge you will not want to miss!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Crafters Choice! Challenge at Exploring Cricut and More!

Welcome to another challenge over at Exploring Cricut and More!

Summer is in full swing....I am enjoying our time of less structure and trying to relax a bit more. But, I have to say that it sure is busy around here and my dreams of spending lots of extra time crafting doesn't seem to be happening as I had hoped. So this challenge was just perfect....how simple is this one??

Challenge :“Crafters Choice” Make a card, layout, or paper craft with at least two die cuts on it.

I am sharing a sign I made for the graduation party.
Using the Life's a Beach cartridge I created this "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem" welcome sign.

I cut the letters at 3.75" and the images were cut at 5.0" including the layers.

A couple more pics of the table decor.

Thank you for stopping by today. Take a few moments to create a project of your choice for our challenge at Exploring Cricut and More!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Carnival Goodie Bags for Exploring Cricut and More!

Happy Friday everyone!
I am back again today with a fun little project I recently made for a carnival themed birthday party for a friend's grand daughter.

I created these from the Carousel Lite Cartridge
The images were cut at 6.5" including the layers. The Lite cartridges are great for projects that need to be massed produced because there aren't many  layers. Each bag had the ticket booth on one side and a food image on the other and since I had to make twenty of these I kept the extras to a minimum.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have a crafty weekend and please check back on Monday for a new challenge at Exploring Cricut and More!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Special post for Exploring Cricut and More and Expressions Vinyl!

Good morning my crafty friends. Diane over at Exploring Cricut and More!is showcasing some very creative and beautiful projects she made using Expressions Vinyl
You must take a moment and head over there to see these amazing 4th of July creations!
I for one love working with vinyl, but her projects took it to a whole other level of excellence!!

And best of all...
 To help you get started with this, Expressions Vinyl and Exploring Cricut & More will give a $25.00 gift certificate.  You must leave a comment here and be a follower of our blog.  Remember, you can find us on Facebook and Pinterest too.  Most of all, be sure to head over toExpressions Vinyl and check out all the different vinyl and colors.  They even have tutorials to show you how to do your projects. Don't forget we have a challenge this week too.  Winner will be picked from the comments with random.org and you have till Saturday, July 5 to check us out.  I will announce the winner of the certificate at the time we announce the Top 3 Crafters for the challenge.

I do thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to check out Diane's special post!