Friday, October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN


I just wanted to take a quick moment of your busy day to say 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

I hope all of you have a safe, happy, and fun Halloween with your families. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I just adore how creative it can be.

DO YOU KNOW WHO ELSE I ADORE?

Every single one of you. I launched my blog 2 years ago and my YouTube Channel at the first of the year and I have to say that this year has been simply amazing. I have ALL OF YOU to thank for that. I am so blessed to have such amazing people supporting me all over the nation and I thank God every day for bringing all of you into my life!!

Have an amazing, crafty, scary, fun, and blessed Halloween!!!

Love

Ken from Ken's Kreations

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WONDER WOMAN BIRTHDAY

Hey Everyone! Ken here with Ken's Kreations!

So it is that time of the year that I call "Mini-Christmas". In September/October we celebrate 5 different family birthdays. So Here is the first card in my series. 

I made this card for my Sister-In-Law who loves all women superheros. This card used my Cricut ExploreCTMH Artfully Sent Cartridge and a Wonder Woman SVG.  Below you will find the where I found the base of this card which is in the CTMH Artfully Sent Cartridge booklet.


Now as you can see my sentiment on the card is much smaller that shown in the booklet. I used the Cricut Explore design space contour feature to make my sentiment smaller so I had room for the Wonder Woman SVG and stars. Below you will find the instructions on how to manipulate these cards so the sentiment can be any size. 

Once the base of the card was done I moved onto the SVG and stars next. 


I used the Wonder Woman SVG which can be found at Krafty Nook Blog. This is a FREE image that can be used for PERSONAL USE ONLY. For the stars I looked up "star" in Design Space and used one that was in my subscription. I sprayed the edges of the starts with my sharpie pens using the Craftwell eBrush System and the Sharpie Adapter. This tool has quickly become my NEW favorite tool. I raised the stars and the Wonder Woman SVG up with 3D Foam Dots. I finished off the card putting some yellow card stock from that came int he CTMH Confetti Wish Paper Pack and a nice red ribbon from my stash behind wonder woman. 

Thanks for taking a look at today's Kreations. Come back this week to see the other cards in the "Mini Christmas Series"
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Monday, October 27, 2014

CRAFTWELL EBRUSH UNBOX AND REVIEW

Hey Everyone! Ken here with Ken's Kreations.

Well HSN craft week came and went and I know a ton of you are getting "Happy Mail" right now. Well recently I just got some of my own "Happy Mail". While many of you picked up the Wild Orchid Cricut Explore, I had my eyes on something else. You see about a year ago I had the ColorArtz Spray Paint System. To say the least I was not a big fan of this system as it used canned air and paint pouches that left a BIG MESS. So during HSN craft week they featured a new paint system called the Craftwell eBrush System


This system used your everyday markers, a airbrush, compresseor and marker attachments to vibe your projects an airbrush look. Here is what HSN had to say about this system:

Craftwell eBrush Airbrush System with Accessories 
Airbrushed art has such a distinct look. Now you can get that look easily with this system that turns markers into spray art. Decorate apparel, personalize pillows and create beautiful works of art from blank walls.  

What You Get 
  • eBrush airbrush 
  • Compressor 
  • Plastic marker adapter 
  • 3 Spectrum Noir markers 
  • Power cord 
  • Instructions 
  • Manufacturer's 1-year warranty on airbrush system; 30 days on rechargeable battery and adapters

Well I knew I had to have this new craft tool and I wanted to post a review of it on my YouTube Channel. So in this video I unbox this goodness, show you what you get, give you some tips, spray some test sprays and end with my final thoughts.





Also if you are having problems with your gun spraying make sure to check out this playlist on how to properly align your markers:

So as you can see this craft tool might come in handy for many of your craft rooms. I am still a little concerned with the price point compared to other traditional airbrush systems on the market. For more information on common questions CLICK HERE. I really hope the company brings more marker adapters to the consumer as this is a HUGE negative for me as I can not currently used half of my markers. I would also like them to make attachments for more reasonably priced markers such as Crayola. For right now the Craftwell eBrush System seems to be a good tool for me and my craft room so I will be keeping this and see what Kreations I can come up with next!!

Thanks for taking a look at my video and review. Take a look below for all the shopping links for this amazing new tool!!!




Saturday, October 25, 2014

I LOVE NERDS SHIRT

Hey Everyone! Ken here with Ken's Kreations.

I am so excited to show you a very special project. A very beautiful young lady reached out to me to ask me if I could help her with her halloween costume. She is going as a nerd for halloween and wanted to know if I could help her make a shirt proclaiming her love for nerds. This was  perfect project to use my Cricut Explore and my brand new Gecko Heat Press.


She LOVED how this shirt turned out and I now want to share it with all of you. I will write all the instructions below including the Design Space link. 


So for this project I used my Cricut ExploreGecko Heat Press and the following images. For this specific project I used the Cricut Alphabet for the font, When I Was A Kid for the heart and the Circle Exclusive Indie Days for the glasses over the heart. Now once you open the above Design Space File and hit go to preview your item DO NOT FORGET TO MIRROR YOUR IMAGES BEFORE CUTTING OUT THE DESIGNS!!


Once you have mirrored your images you can move to getting you Iron On Material ready. Make sure when you put your material onto the mat you put the material face down and set your smart dial to  Iron On NOT FABRIC.


For the Iron On Material I used the following colors: Black for the glasses and frames and Pink for the heart. Cut out all materials. Make sure at this time you start to pre-heat your Heat Press.


Once you have all of your items that you cut place them on the T-Shirt and make sure everything is positioned just right. You will be layering the heart on the bottom (2 press process) and then the black glasses on top of that. Once your Heat Press reaches 330 degrees press the shirt for 17 seconds. Let the T-Shirt  cool and remove the transfer paper from all pieces. The shirt is ready to wear!!!

Thanks for taking a look at today's project! For all material used in this project take a look at the shopping list below!!

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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:


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