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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Interview with Crafter BrendasJeans

How I got started: I started making the scrap sacks when I realized I needed something more convenient for my many hobbies, sewing and scrapbooking. The trashcan was never where I needed it at the moment, and after many trials I finally came up with a scrap sack that I could use when I sew for all those thread trimmings and pins, and also when I go on crops for scrapbooking. Then I expanded and started making handbags, organizers, and other little accessories.My favorite items are the handbags, especially when I've got a great pair of jeans with a nice shape, and just the right fabric to match up with it.

The favorite items in my shop are my purse pockets - they are my biggest sellers. They are well priced, extremely handy, and just so darn cute!

What is your crafting space like?

I am fortunate to have a craft room in my house with lots of windows and a bird feeder outside. The family computer also shares this space, and the kids even have their own little table for their projects. They love going through my trashbin looking for fabric scraps.

A personal motto: I don't have a motto so much as a philosophy. I love to create things - it feeds my soul and just makes me feel good. It's nice that I can sell my creations, because then I can make more and more and more. Ultimately, however, I do it because I have fun doing it. And when it's no longer fun, then I'll probably move on to something else.

An interesting fact about you?
I have recently started volunteering one day a week at a local animal rescue.

My favorite item in Brendas shop is the Scrap Sack

This scrap sack is perfect for anyone who does scrapbooking, sewing, knitting, etc... It is made from a pair of denim jeans, and is truly unique. The weighted top sack rests on the edge of a table or sofa arm, and the scrap sack holds paper scraps, threads, yarn, etc...

The outer pocket can hold scissors, glues, eyeglasses, just about anything you need to keep handy. The weighted sack can also serve as a pin cushion.A padded square keeps the bag firmly in place, and a thin flexible wire keeps the bag open while it hangs. It also folds nicely to take on the road or to crops.Weighted sack measures 5" x 5". Hanging bag measures 8 x 9"

What a cool idea! You can visit BrendasJeans shop to order or have a look around.

Font of the Week: Swirly Font

Come get this fun new free font at Kindred Creations. Click on the photo to be taken to where you can download it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Auction Day!

Join Kindred Creations for an auction. You could win items at 50% their retail value or less! You can play here and here.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Free Quick Page!

Happy Spring, everyone! To celebrate this wonderful season, here is a free Quick Page from my "Happy Go Lucky Patty Kit!" Click here or on the image and you will be taken to the download page.

You can find the kit here at Kindred Creations!
Have fun and happy scrappin'! :-)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Join KC for a party!

Join us for a bingo game, and many other fun games for a chance to win 1 of 3 $25 gift certificates!

Play here.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Free Font of the Week Calvin and Hobbes

Come pick up this free font (click the picture to be taken to the download)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

It's So Easy

It's so easy to take an element from a digital kit and use it in your paper scrapbooking or card making. I loved the bird and butterfly elements in the February digi collab and I decided to use the bird from the Ruby Dragon's portion of the kit to make a birthday card.

First I printed off 2 copies of the bird and cut them both out.

Next I cut the wing off of one of the images and mounted it onto cardstock to make it stiffer. I also found a button in my stash that matched the one Ruby used for the eye of the bird.

Finally I put my card together. I attached the whole bird first and then used pop dots to attach the wing to give the bird some added dimension. I also used Stickles to embellish the flowers and the wings. Finally I added my Happy Birthday stamp and embellished it with stickles too.

It really is easy to take an element from a digital kit and incorporate it into your paper crafts!

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Freebie!

Check out this great new freebie:

Click on the photo to be taken to the download page. Be sure to check Kindred Creations other freebies in the store and in the forum.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Interview with Custom Scrapbook Designer ktmotif and a Giveaway!

How did you get started?
I have been scrapbooking for over 6 years but it was not till this past year when I started KT Motif and started offering my scrapbooking services for others. I love looking at pictures and memoribilia from the past, even if it was just from last night so I wanted to share my passion for scrapbooking with others!
What are your favorite items to create?
Vacation and Wedding layouts. Oh and new born baby layouts! So many "new" things with in these pages and those pictures trigger happy thoughts and such great memories!

What are your favorite items in your shop?
The layout for the "New born baby bath page" and the "custom listing for "Capturing your story pages" oh and the "winter layout" Such fun colors and great ideas that are ready for instant pages with pictures!

What is your creating environment like?
Everything has a place, music going, comfy chair, and post its! I have to have post its and a pen laying around to jot down notes and tag things as a gather things to use!
A personal motto?
"fate is perfect" - My Great Aunt said this to me a few years back when I was going through some health issues and I knew I was going to be down for awhile with hip surgery and I have used this motto with everything I do!
One random thing about yourself.
I have have had 5 hip surgeries this past year and wouldnt change the opportunities I have had to stay home and create, learn, and love being just relaxed and taking things as they come. I have learned to be patient, even when I dont want to be! :)

My personal favorite item is this adorable gift tag:

ktmotif has been nice enough to offer a free custom scrapbook page. You will be able to work with ktmotif to get the look you want.

(example page)

To be entered in the drawing for the giveaway. Go to ktmotif's shop and look around. Then post here letting us know your favorite item from her shop. Please remember to leave an email address to contact you if you win. To get a second entry, become of a follower of Kindred Creations blog. The drawing for the winner will be done March 30th.

Free Font of the Week: Cafe Latte

Come pick up this free font at Kindred Creations. (click the picture to be taken to download it).

Monday, March 9, 2009

Template Challenge with Digi Kit Freebie

Come join Kindred Creations for a Template challenge here. All participants will get this mini kit free!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Free Font of the Week

Every Thursday KC posts a new free font. This week's font: Frilly. Click on the picture to be taken to where you can download.

Monday, March 2, 2009

February Digital Collab Freebie and March Call

Are you a Digital Designer who would like to get your work some more attention? Or are you new to designing and want to try a challenge? Join Kindred Creations in a collaborative kit. Below is the color palette for March. Your kit should contain at least 10 items and these colors. Sign up here to participate. Your kit needs to be done and posted on your blog (if you don't have a blog you can post the files in this thread) by March 26th. On April 1st all the kits will be showcased in the store as a freebie. All designers will recieve recognition for participating in the collab by having their name and site in the description of the kit.

The February Collaboration Kit is also now available in the store. Click on the photo to be taken to the download link.