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Monday, March 23, 2015

70TH CARD - CHALK IT UP

Hey Everyone! Ken here with Ken's Kreations.

Well my Aunt just celebrated her 70th birthday. Well I am not sure if you have looked for 70th birthday cards, but they are hard to find. Now when you do find one, they are so boring. So I was off to make a 70th birthday card and I wanted to make sure it was super fun and bright!!

So I decided to make her a card using some chalkboard fun. Now I designed this card myself using Cricut Design Space. You can get this FREE file by CLICKING HERE. For this card I used mostly the FREE basic shapes that comes with Cricut Design Space. for the flags and frame I used my CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy. Now you can switch out the flags and frames if you do not have this cartridge very easily. Once I had the design set I was able to start the cutting process. Now I used my new Cricut Explore Air for this card. I found Chalboard paper at Hobby Lobby and it is called Chalk Fun Stack
Now on the frame I used some chalk markers to really utilize this paper. For the border on the frame I used the Bistro Pink Chalk Marker. Now these will not fit in the Cricut Explore Air, so you will have to use the Chomas Creations Pen Adapter to make these markers works. On the Happy Birthday Sentiment I used the Birthday Bash Font using the America Crafts White Chalk Markers. now these fit perfectly in the Cricut Explore Air, no adapter needed. For the "th" on the flag I used the Bistro Blue Chalk Marker.
Now we can focus on the big "70" which is what this card is all about. I used the CTMH Framework Alphabet Set and stamped them using the CTMH Black Ink. I wanted to bring some of the yellow elements from the paper into the card so using my ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker I made little dots on the inside of the 70. To the left of the "70" I took some arrows from the Chalk It Up Assortment to balance the flag off to the right. I raised the middle flag, the frame and the oval using 3D Foam Tape

Well my aunt loved this card and I hope you enjoyed it too. 
Thanks for taking a look at today's Kreation!
. Make sure to check out all the products below to make your own card. 

Also Don't Forget with a $50 Purchase at my Close To My Heart Store you get this Stamp Of The Month Set for JUST $5!!






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Friday, March 20, 2015

CRICUT FLASH SALE - 40% OFF



Cricut Flash Sale: 40% Off All Supplies + Free Shipping
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Cricut's Flash Sale is going on now! This weekend, shop the Cricut Flash Sale and get 40% off all supplies. Stock up on all of those much needed supplies and throughout March, all orders ship for free with code MARCHSHIP (No Minimum!). Hurry over to Cricut to catch these savings before they are gone! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

YOU & ME CARD

Hey everyone Ken here with Ken's Kreations.

I am so excited to show you a very fun card I made for a special friend in my life. 

I made this card using mostly Close To My Heart Product
 I started with the Hopscotch Paper Pack and cut the base (orange) at 5X7, then the teal at 4X6 and finally I cut a white pice out at 3.5X5.5. No I ran the white pice of paper through my Cuttlebug using the CTMH Dot Embossing Folder. Once I ran this through the  Cuttlebug I used the Smoothie color ink from the Whimsey Pigment Ink. I inked the edges and top of the embossed dots using a Ink Dauber. I really wanted the dots to stand out so I used the CTMH Liquid Glass to make them shine! 
Now I can focus on flower. I used the stamp set Pretty Petals which is also a Cricut compatible stamp set. So I was able to use the Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut out the flowers on my Cricut Explore. The stamp set tells you what size to cut these flowers so they are a perfect fit when you stamp them. After all of the Pretty Petals were cut out I could stamp them. I used the Sunset Stamp PadLagoon Stamp SetHollyhock Stamp Pad and Olive Stamp Pad. I separated each of these layers with Foam Strips
Here is a side view of the card to see how the flower was raised using Foam Strips.
To finish off the card I used some Olive Twine along the bottom of the card. I then took one of the dimensional elements from the Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge and inked the edges with the olive Pigment Ink. I finished the card off with the "ME & YOU" that comes with the Hopscotch Assortment.

Thanks for taking a look at today's Kreation!
. Make sure to check out all the products below to make your own card. 

Also Don't Forget with a $50 Purchase at my Close To My Heart Store you get this Stamp Of The Month Set for JUST $5!!










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Sunday, March 15, 2015

BOSE SOUNDLINK MINI VS BEATS PILL

Hey Everyone Ken here with Ken's Kreations.

One of my favorite things in life is Music, so it is so important to me to have a sound system that will let me hear every note. However I do not have a ton of space for a big sound system. So I wanted to find a mini sound system that had a BIG sound. This lead me to two top choices, the Bose Soundlink Mini and the Beats Pill.


In this video we take a look at the features and sound quality of both the Bose Soundlink Mini and the Beats Pill.



Now when making you decision it will come down to sound quality of features. Lets take a closer look at the differences:


  • Full, natural sound in the palm of your hand 
  • Connects via Bluetooth wirelessly to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod 
  • Included cradle keeps the speaker charged 
  • Sleek and durable one-piece anodized aluminum housing 
  • Lithium-ion battery allows up to seven hours of play time 
  • Travel bag available for convenient transportation
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets you play music for up to seven hours.
    • Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack
    • Other Features: Multipoint Support
    • Connections: Bluetooth
    • Speaker Configurations: Stereo
    • Power Source: AC, Battery Power
    • Batteries: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
    • Height: 2 in./5.08 cm
    • Width: 2.3 in./5.84 cm
    • Weight: 1.47 lb./0.67 kg
    • Length: 7.1 in./18.03 cm


    • Small but loud ultra-portable sound system
    • Quick and easy pairing to any Bluetooth-enabled iOS device or other Pill
    • Amplify or Stereo your music by tapping two Pills together
    • Built-in mic for hands-free calls and conference calling
    • Seven-hour rechargeable battery
    • Charge Out: use the Pill to charge your iPhone or any external USB device
    • Other Features: Multipoint Support
    • Connections: Bluetooth
    • Power Source: Battery Power
    • Batteries: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
    • Height: 4.5 cm/1.8 in.
    • Weight: 10.93 oz./310 g
    • Length: 19 cm/7.5 in.

Now what about how to customize your new BIG sound MINI speaker. Well both the Bose Soundlink Mini and Beats Pill gives you some options. Now the Beats Pill does in a wide variety of colors, but once you buy the color you are committed. Where as the Bose Soundlink Mini has some nice Bose Mini Soft Covers that allows you to change the color of your Bose Soundlink Mini:


Now if you are in a hipster mood you can always get a DUDE for your Beats Pill:

At the end of the day if really comes down to what you want in your mini speaker. If you want options on the device and features I would have to go with the Beats Pill. However if you are looking for the BEST sound quality I would have to suggest the Bose Soundlink Mini

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