Thursday, October 23, 2014

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN FRAME

Hey Everyone! Ken here with Ken's Kreations.

I am so excited to share with you this Halloween frame that I made using the outstanding Print then Cut feature on the Cricut Explore. This project would have taken me hours to cut, layer and shade. Now with the Cricut Explore and Print then Cut I had this done in less than an hour. 


So for this project I started with a 12X12 shadow box frame. I found a piece of paper in my stash that would go great with the Halloween theme. I used multiple images to Print Then Cut for this project. 

I used multiple images from www.ppbndesigns.com including the Scary HouseHarvest Moon and Vampire. For the rest of the images I turned to my Cricut Subscription for the other images. For the graves I used the Trick Or Treat Cartridge. For the scary gate I used the Happy Hauntings. Now you can find the grass on multiple cartridges, however I liked the grass that was on the Cricut Close To My Heart Artbooking Cartridge. I design the entire thing in Design Space to get a feel on how the finished project would look. I set the canvas Design Space to a 12X12 frame so I could size all the images to the best sizing. I used my favorite white card stock for the Print Then Cut feature the Georgia Pacific 110lb Paper. I printed all the items out on my Epson Printer. I love this printer and recently just posted a YouTube review which you can see by clicking here. Once all items where printed I was able to start layering the items using shadow cuts and pop-dots. I made base cuts of all designs on some basic white card stock. I did this because I have these images at different layers and if you just stack a bunch of pop-dots the images tend to sag. Once all of the base cuts were cut I layered those in between the pop dots (think like an oreo....the base-pop-dots- the image)


Once I was done with all the Print Then Cut images I turned to the images I need to cut out on vinyl so I could put them on the outside of the frame. These consisted of bats and cats. I found the cat on the Autumn Celebration Cartridge and for the bats I turned to the Cricut Close To My Heart Artbooking Cartridge again. I cut these out using my Cricut Explore and cricut midnight vinyl. DO NOT FORGET TO SET YOUR SMART DIAL TO VINYL. Once they are cut out you can affix them to the top of the glass where you see fit.

Thanks for taking a look at today's project. I adore all of you and love that you have come to my blog to check it out!! Happy Scary Crafting!!! Thanks for the continue support by always buying items at the bottom of this post in the shopping link. I adore your support of Ken's Kreations!!

ALSO DON'T FORGET ABOUT MY CONTEST DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER:


LOOK AT THIS MONTH'S SPECIALS AT MY CLOSE TO MY HEART STORE:
*OCTOBER STAMP OF THE MONTH SET ONLY $5.00 WITH $50.00 QUALIFYING ORDER*
**FREE CHEVRON RIBBON WITH QUALIFYING ORDER OF $50.00 OR MORE**

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WIN A CRICUT EXPRESSION 2

Hey Everyone! Ken here with KENS KREATIONS. As promised I am having a contest to win a brand new TEAL CRICUT EXPRESSION 2




I recently started my CTMH WEBSITE and last month was amazing on getting the word out to many people that I now sell CLOSE TO MY HEART PRODUCT and I was so amazed by all of the wonderful support from the crafting community. One of the rewards of being a CLOSE TO MY HEART INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT is the opportunity promote your store enough to earn a cruise trip!! So of course I want to ask everyone for their business when looking at CLOSE TO MY HEART PRODUCT,  and to kick off this amazing new incentive year I though what a better way to introduce people to my CTMH STORE then to give away a new TEAL CRICUT EXPRESSION 2. This is the perfect month to have this contest as my CTMH WEBSITE just launched the new CRICUT ARTFULLY SENT CARTRIDGE and the October stamp set this month is one of the cutest I have seen. So how can you win this TEAL CRICUT EXPRESSION 2?

HOW TO ENTER
2) For every $20 spent on CLOSE TO MY HEART PRODUCT you will be given a virtual ticket.
3) Refer-A-Friend to my CTMH WEBSITE. You will be awarded bonus virtual tickets for each the referral of a friend, both you and your friend will get virtual tickets for that sale. 
4) This contest will be open from OCTOBER 1st, 2014 - OCTOBER 31st, 2014. I will do the drawing on NOVEMBER 1st, 2014.

I will be able to keep track of all orders via order numbers and will email you how many virtual tickets you received for your order. If you Refer-A-Friend and that friend results in a sale you will need to send me an email at hesskr@yahoo.com with your friend's name. I will then email you back with those BONUS virtual tickets as well. The amount of entries depends on how many sales I get for the month. 

This is an amazing chance to win this brand new TEAL CRICUT EXPRESSION 2, especially if you are already a CTMH FAN and are planning on doing an order. Just think, the CRICUT ARTFULLY SENT CARTRIDGE would result in 5 entries into the contest!!! Plus when you see OCTOBER STAMP OF THE MONTH SET, you will want to spend $50 to get this adorable set for only $5.00. Not only do you get the adorable set, but you would also gain two entries into the contest!!


ALSO



Good Luck Everyone!!! I cannot wait to see who this new machine is going home with!!


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EPSON ARTISAN 1430 REVIEW

Hey Everyone! Ken here with Ken's Kreations.

Well now that the Cricut Expore and the all NEW Silhouette Cameo both supporting Print Then Cut, it is so important to have the best printer for the job!! I needed a printer that supported:

-Wide Format
-High Quality
-Wifi Enabled
-Mac Compatible

Well that lead me to a bunch of different options, however based on numerous online reviews I settled on the Epson Artisan 1430. This had tons of favorable reviews for people who were going to use the printer for photo printing or high quality wide format printing, i.e.: 12 X 12 scrapbook pages. I have and this printer for a couple of months and wanted to post my over review of the printer. In this review I go over:

-Unboxing
-What Comes With The Printer
-Speed Tests
-Quality of Prints
-How To Get The Most Out Of Printer Options
-Final Thoughts

Take a look at the video here:



I am very happy with the Epson Artisan 1430 and the high print quality I get from it! I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone who wants their printer to print high quality photos. This would also be a great printer for a scrapbooking enthusiast who will be suing this printer to print 12X12 scrapbooking pages. Make sure to check out the shopping list below for all the supplies and how to buy this printer!!

ALSO DON'T FORGET ABOUT MY CONTEST DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER:


LOOK AT THIS MONTH'S SPECIALS AT MY CLOSE TO MY HEART STORE:
*OCTOBER STAMP OF THE MONTH SET ONLY $5.00 WITH $50.00 QUALIFYING ORDER*
**FREE CHEVRON RIBBON WITH QUALIFYING ORDER OF $50.00 OR MORE**

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