I Dream In Digital

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tales of a Two Year Old Drama Queen

I used to think it was bad when my husband got sick...until my daughter got sick. Right now due to a massive change in the weather and a record high pollen count, our entire house is stuffy & miserable. I think Emma has it the worst out of the 3 of us. The poor girl is having to blow her nose every few minutes, and her eyes are constantly watering. It's sad to see. As a result of the funk she's currently contending with, she has barely slept for 2 days.

Little things like eating, have become major melodramas. Crying, screaming, pouting, throwing things...just because her drink isn't in the cup she wants or some similar misfortune. It's draining, I'm not sleeping well, plus I'm sick too.

Thankfully we did get some decongestant today and she's on the first dose. Maybe we can both get some sleep now!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Free Spirit -vs- Conformity

Sometimes a get a giggle out of my own thoughts. Actually I laugh at myself a lot lately. I made the same New Year's resolution that I didn't keep last year. My goal is to scrapbook at least one digital or paper layout a week. I've been very good about things so far but since the introduction of a horrible menace to my time called "Facebook", I've found a lot less time for Photoshop.

I'm a free spirit and I like to make my own layouts. I start with a blank canvas then add my bits of inspiration as they come. I'm very much a perfectionist. Even the most simple of my layouts sit on the back burner and get a few changes here and there until I'm finally happy with the finished product. This really takes days for me. I don't even post a layout until I've been able to "sleep on it" at least one night. This is also the reason I rarely ever use permanent adhesive when I paper scrapbook. I know it's horrible and I would be much more productive without such an OCD for my work but to me it's art, an expression of who I am, & what I treasure in life. Pastor Jeff really said something in the message yesterday that keeps resonating in my head...and yes, we go to church on Saturday night, anyone who knows me well, knows I'm not a morning person. Okay, back to what he said, "God doesn't expect perfection, He expects progress." Why is that so hard for me to grasp? I want both perfection & progress.

So here's the dilemma... I am torn about using pre-made digital templates. They're pretty easy to use. It's mostly drag & drop...easy peasy. I've used them a few times but I'm torn. Where is the line? To me it feels a little like plagiarism. I've been plagiarized before and it was devastating to me. It felt a lot like having someone you work with use your idea and then claim it as their own. YES, I credit the artist who created the template (as anyone digiscrapping should!) but I still feel a little like I'm passing off someone else's art as my own. I still add my own personal touches and rarely leave a template "as is". It's faster and easier but I guess it just doesn't feel genuine to me.

Thanks for reading my rant. I'll step down off of my soapbox now. I'm even going to be brave enough to post a layout I did using a template...

Little Mommy

credits: template by Brenda Miller, papers & elements - "Tannah" by Sweet Digi Scraps, font - segoe script

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Hello, my name is Krista, and I'm addicted to Facebook.

It all started out so innocently. Our church was working on a "viral buzz" project, so I joined Facebook to help get the word out. Little did I know what danger lurked behind this URL! I've reconnected with friends I haven't seen or talked to in years. With each friend I found, there were even more that found me. I even have a ton of family on facebook...my parents included. Now I just need to learn the concept of "balance" and every thing will be fine!

Monday, March 9, 2009


I know that most of you are far away from Keller, TX but I just couldn't resist sharing. Our church will be "relaunching" in a few short weeks when we move to our new building. As a part of the relaunch, we're inviting friends, neighbors, and sometimes complete strangers, to take "One Look" at Milestone. One Look Challenge is full of stories of how people's lives were changed by taking "one look". Check it out!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

New in Town

Okay...I have to preface this post by telling you that I have lived in Minnesota. We intended to go to see "He's Just Not That Into You" on our anniversary. But after our wonderful meal at Copeland's of New Orleans, we were stuffed to the gills and couldn't wait another 2 hours for the movie to start. We checked the showtime board and saw that "New In Town" was starting in a few minutes. It stars Renee Zellweger & Harry Connick Jr so we figured it couldn't be that bad.

I don't think I have laughed so hard in a long time. This movie is a must for everyone who has every lived in, or near Minnesota. I still giggle every time I think about that movie! It was an excellent pick for us and we thoroughly enjoyed it!