Creativity SPARKED: A Recap from Kris’ Perspective

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

This last month Kim and I attended the SPARK conference which was held in Lindon, Utah. With a beautiful autumn-filled atmosphere on the outside, the inside of the building was just as beautiful in its ambiance. Margie Romney-Aslett, Rhonna Farrer, and Elizabeth Kartchner were the creative geniuses behind the event.

It was absolutely amazing from start to finish. My creativity has been “sparked” once again and I could hardly wait to come home and madly write down all of these ideas and thoughts that were brought to my mind throughout the weekend.

Here are just a few pictures that I hope will inspire you.  Talk about a wonderland. An eclectic, vintage charm was in abundance.

 Inspiration banners were hung throughout the hallways. One of my favorites read,

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a SPARK from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those
who have lighted the flame within us.”

Creativty comes in different forms. I know some who don’t feel they are creative. And that couldn’t be further from the truth.We can become creative in our homes, as sisters, as a wife or mother. We can create delicious and healthy meals for our families. As women, we have gifts to share  – a smile, a warm hello, or a listening ear. Our creativity can come through music, dance, gardening, or even through our abilities to nurture others.

It can also come through the PROCESS of creating.

No two people nor things are alike. And that is what is so beautiful to me about being creative.

Anyone want to join us next year?

The DIY Dish: 2 Minute Craft Countdown – Chic Jewelry Holders

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Welcome to our “first” 2 minute craft countdown of Season 2! Click below to watch the video and see a preview of what we’ll be doing next week for Halloween!

The 2-minute craft countdown sponsor this season is There you will find all kinds of downloadable patterns for clothing, quilting, handbags, jewelry, crochet, cooking, scrapbooking, crafts, and more. All of these patterns and how-to’s have step-by-step instructions and photos. You’ll love it!

Here are additional photos of today’s 2 minute craft:

So…who would YOU like to to make one for? Does this idea inspire you to try something similar?
We’d love to hear from you! Make a comment on this post below.  Feel free to also share the video and photos on your own blogs and with your friends.

And if you’d love to “like it” or “tweet it” on Facebook or Twitter, we’d appreciate it!
Simply use the buttons found on the top right of the post that look like this:

If you’re looking to make the flower found on the jewelry holders, you can purchase the download here.

Come back to the blog this week as we’ll answer your questions in our “2nd helping”. We’ll also share photos from The Creative Connection and Spark Conferences we’ve attended in the last 2 weeks. You’ll be inspired!

Have a wonderful week!
-Kim & Kris