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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Designer Challenge at My Creative Time!

Today's post is an entry for My Creative Time's! Designer Challenge.
The Challenge: "Please use this photo as your inspiration by using the photo OR the color combo OR BOTH!"

I decided to use the colors and add a little "twist" using the word lemon.

I used the following MCT products:
The paper is from PTI
Check out the awesome projects created by Emma and her amazing Design Team Designer Challenge at My Creative Time!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Nifty at 50! for Exploring Cricut and More!

Time for another challenge at Exploring Cricut and More!
This week's challenge is to create something birthday related and add some sparkle!
My hubby turned 50 today so it was an easy theme for me!

I used the card feature found on the Life's  a Party Cricut Cartridge.
I cut it at 5.0" used the layer feature. I embossed with the Cuttlebug and added a few gems.

Please take a few and join in our Birthday Challenge over at Exploring Cricut and More!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fun with Tags for Exploring Cricut & More!

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

Today is my day to present a  project for Exploring Cricut & More!

We have been super busy planning one of our daughter's wedding reception so I thought I would share a little something we have been working on.

I used the TBBM Cartridge to mass produce this tag to attach to the little bags holing the utensils.
The tag is cut a 1.25"
The  stamps are from Paper Trey Ink.I finished them off with some Trendy Twine and distressed ink.

Monday, August 11, 2014

"Back to School" Challenge for Exploring Cricut and More!

Hello and Happy Monday!
Ok, I know Mondays aren't always the happiest, but I do have  new challenge to announce over at Exploring Cricut and More!
"Back to School" is the theme and all you have to do is create anything school related. Maybe it's a card, or tag, or note to put in a lunch box, perhaps a layout or pocket page for the first day of school. Maybe even a teacher gift or a gift card holder for your favorite student. Really....there are so many possibilities.
I have decided to share with you some bulletin board decor I have created for the boys. I normally only do these boards for the first few years of homeschooling.  (it will be different only having the two first graders since Sara has graduated and is starting college)

I used the Create a Friend Cartridge for the word art "Bookworm" and "Back to School", and the Sesame Street Seasons cartridge for the "Read" word art.  Since we embrace the classical method of education, our history for this year will be studying the Ancient Times. I thought it would be fun to have a bulletin board to showcase some of our projects and used the Cuttin Up cartridge for the font and the My World cartridge for the images.

Create a Friend Cartridge:
"Bookworm" found on page 8 and cut at 5.0" including the layers and shadow
"Back to School" found on page 4 cut at 5.0" including the layers and shadow

Sesame Street Seasons Cartridge:
"Read" found on page 56 and cut at 3.0" using the word feature

My World Cartridge:
"King Tut" and "Pyramids" found on page 49 and cut at 3.75" using the layer and shadow feature
"Parthenon" found on page 55 and cut at 5.0" using the layer and shadow feature.

For our science pocket chart I used the Cuttin Up Cartridge and cut the letters at 3.0" including the shadow.

Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to enter this week's challenge

Friday, August 08, 2014

"Our Harvest" for Exploring Cricut and More!

Good Morning My Fellow Crafters!
I am so happy to be posting today for Exploring Cricut and More!

Today's project reflects the wonderful bounty of our California garden.
Zucchini, Summer Squash and Cucumbers oh my!!
The tomatoes and corn are just about ready. The Swiss Chard and Beets are doing wonderfully too.

I have been sending the abundant extras with hubby to work and decided it was time for me to take some as well. Now, hubby is fine with a bag...however, I thought it would be fun to dress up a basket a bit. I work in a small educational bookstore and there are not very many of us, but most of us have big families and  appreciate home grown produce.

So, after looking thru some of my "summer" cartridges, I decided on the Garden Soup Cartridge. I loved the "Our Harvest" word art and the basket of veggies.

Images found on page 60 including the layer and phrase feature and cut at 5.0" I did some embossing, added some gems and twine.

Thank you for stopping by, please share with me your garden goodies, I would love to hear about what you grow and even a recipe or two. (I have eaten zucchini just about everyday for weeks)

Also, Monday is the start of a new challenge at Exploring Cricut and More! So please stop by and take a look.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Guest Designer for My Creative Time!

Hello everyone and thank you so much for stopping by today.  This day is especially exciting for me as I am so honored to be a  guest designer over at My Creative Time!
I have been a long time follower of Emma and have had enjoyed her creativeness, encouraging words and wonderful stamps and dies from the very beginning. 
Thank you Emma for having me as a guest designer today!

Now on to my projects!

I started with some PTI Vintage Cream cardstock and theBubble Gum Treat Box Die. Next, I used  the  Hexy Background Stamp to create my own background. Then I used the hexagon stamps found in the newly released You are Fabulous Stamp set to create some fun patterns. (I love the way they coordinate so easily, the Stitched Hexy Dies also coordinate with those stamp sets). For the tags, I used the Stitched Round Tab, Arrow & Tag Dies and again the You Are Fabulous Stamp set for the sentiments.
I used Hero Arts Shadow ink, PT I and Trendy Twine to finish the treat boxes.

Thank you again for taking the time to stop by  my little blog today. Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, August 04, 2014

Winner of the Exploring Cricut and More! Blog Candy!

Hello and happy Monday evening!

The winner of the blog candy from the Christmas in July Blog Hop at Exploring Cricut and More! is....

 Linda H said...
Those tags are adorable! I plan on making tags for Christmas this year, so thanks for the inspiration!
July 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Congratulations....I hope you check back with your contact info!

Have a great week everyone!