Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Well, I know you all come to my site religiously to check and see what my faves are, so sorry to miss yesterday. Here it is.
I would also like to express my love to our dear prophet who passed away last night. He was my favorite and I'll miss his wisdom and sense of humor.
Posted by Kristal at 12:17 PM
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I know you are all dying to get to know the real me, the real person behind all the mystery, the woman who has captured the hearts and minds of countless blog readers across the globe. I will humor you all with a little peek inside the mind of a legend. Over the next 10 days I will tell you one of my favorite things. This is in no particular order but they are in the top ten. So without further adeu....
My Canon Digital Rebel xT. It is a fun camera.
Posted by Kristal at 10:25 PM
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Many have asked me how to digital scrapbook and there could be volumes written on this. However I will help those of you to get started and then your creativity can lead you where you want to go next. I hope this makes sense and doesn't sound like some incoherent rambling.
If it seems too overwhelming or you have too many pictures and need some help then visit this site.....
First, you need a computer. (Duh)
Second, you need an image editing software (i.e. Corel Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop Elements (which I have) or Photoshop (the full version).
If you are not familiar with these programs they can be frustrating at first, but there are many free online tutorials which can be found with the help of my good friend, "Google". I bought a book that really, really helped me called "Digital Designs for Scrapbooking" by Renee Pearson. I got it at Micheal's Craft but you can find it online at Amazon.com too. I am also part of this forum where you can ask any question that you might have about digiscrapping and they will help you figure it out (or you can ask me and I'll help you out).
Third, you need digital papers and elements.
This is very easy. There are online stores you can buy them, or cd's at Micheal's Craft or, everybodies favorite...FREEBIES!!!!! Freebies are just what it sounds like. People on the web create cool (and sometimes not so cool) stuff for people to download to their computer for free. It usually comes in a zip drive that once it is downloaded, you unzip and open up into your image editing software. These papers and elements are awesome because you can change the color and size of them unlike paper scrapbooking. I have a load of freakin' awesome websites listed to the right where you can get alot of awesome stuff.
Fourth, you need a way to print your layouts. I send mine to Costco, however I know there is not a Costco in some parts of the world, but you can use
a home printer or use an online printing store, like Costco.
I know this is quite basic information, but for those serious in delving into the exciting, technologically advanced, and wonderfully addicting world of digital scrapbooking let me know of any other questions that you might have. I am happy to share my knowledge!!!
However if this all seems very overwhelming then let me do it for you. Please visit my website..... www.kristalsdigitalcreations.blogspot.com
Posted by Kristal at 9:52 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2008
The happy couple.
Good thing Jason wasn't around to see Tysen trying to lay a smacker on Sophie.
Posted by Kristal at 5:26 PM
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
Well I'm not really one to make new year's resolutions. As far as I'm concerned it is just something that is not going to get done and a promise to myself that I'm just going to break. However, I have been thinking about my health and Jaons's lately and frankly, I'm concerned. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and with that comes insulin resistance which is a precursor to diabetes. I am scared to death to get diabetes. I have been wanting to do something about it, but I am stumped because I really don't like vegtables and "obviously" healthy foods. So for Christmas I got this cook book from Wendy called "Deceptively Delicious" written by the wife of Jerry Seinfeld. She had been struggling to get her children to eat their veggies so she started pureeing them and putting them in things they already liked. Anyway to make a short story short, after testing these "deceptive" recipes on her children she wrote this cook book with the help of a nutritionist to help other moms. I know it's not a novel idea, but it has got me thinking. Wendy had no idea that I had been feeling this way but she got it to help me feed the kids better meals. I am so excited about it!! I am going to use this to help me, Jason, and the kids eat better. Wend-you're the best!!! Here is a link that you can check out the book if you are interested. Anyway, that is my cliche "resolution".
Here is the question....what are all of your New Year resolutions? Leave it in the comment box.
Posted by Kristal at 8:46 AM