Being CK

February 25, 2008

Some new pics…

Filed under: Photos — Christina @ 9:03 pm

Took these the other day with the 20mm that HBY bought me years ago and I hardly use because it’s static and I’m lazy to move around, I’d rather just turn the dial. It takes way nicer pics, though, so I’m thinking of getting another really good lens. But I will keep my cheap cheater lens since I’m still lazy 🙂


February 13, 2008

First Digital Scrapbooking attempts

Filed under: Digital Scrapbooking — Christina @ 1:44 am

Daphne came over this past Sunday and we worked on our scrapbooks. So she did 3 pages and I did ONE 2-pg layout. (It has a title because Daphne brought her Cricut over so I could test it out. It’s great! Except that I must have no concept of size, since I thought 2.5in would be a good size and it came out HUGE!! Haha, it turned out okay though.)

Yeah, not our most productive day, but well, better than nothing, right? Of course it is. Since then, I’ve tried to keep the momentum going, I did another 2-pg layout and a single page yesterday. No title, no journaling, which has been the norm for me these past few years 😦

Then today, I looked through my old scrapbooks and felt a whole crapload of guilt when I saw that Dillon had most of his first three years scrapbooked – like completely, with titles and journaling. And I haven’t even done a full month of her life. And I laughed as I remembered people saying I wouldn’t take as many pictures of the 2nd as I took of the firstborn, and I didn’t believe them. But it’s true. In Dillon’s scrapbooks, it’s all him. Maybe some of him with me or Hby or both, but all him. In most of the pictures since Babygirl has been born, some of them feature only her, but most are of them both. Aw, my poor Babygirl. Oh well, so I’m resolved to at least finish scrapbooking at least her first year. Okay, at least her first six months.

But first…

I’ve been thinking about giving digital scrapbooking a try, so a couple weeks ago, I was on 2peas, and I saw that they actually had a lot of free kits to download. So I downloaded as many as I could find. Today was the day I decided to give them a try. This is what turned out:

Not as nice (in my opinion) as when it’s done by hand, but it was definitely way easier. I have seen some nice digital pages though, maybe it was because I didn’t have so much to work with since I only had the free kits. Or maybe it was because I’m not as good of a designer as the others? Either way, it’s pretty fast, since I don’t have to upload then print the pictures, don’t have to hunt down the paper and embellishments and don’t have to do all the cutting. Maybe I’ll go digital for gift albums and save the hard work for my own albums? Haha, yeah, I’m so rude.

Anyway, I also got this card from Patti for Chinese New Year, she does nice Asian stuff. And when I was taking pictures of the card and my scrapbook pages, of course the bad girl insisted I take pictures of her.
I normally feel guilty taking pictures only of her, like I’m neglecting Dillon, but after today, I realize I need to take more pictures of just her.

February 7, 2008

Just something to post…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina @ 7:11 pm

Since I haven’t in a while. I did make some cards last Sunday and a few more yesterday, but I don’t like ANY of the ones I made Sunday and still debating about the ones from yesterday. So for now, here’s my post:

What Christina Means

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you… especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You’re a strong person.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You’re always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can’t handle you. You’re very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you’re likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It’s easy to get you excited… which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don’t stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are the total package – suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don’t always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don’t have as much going for them as you do.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless – and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You’re most comfortable when you’re far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are usually the best at everything … you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic “Type A” personality.

What’s Your Name’s Hidden Meaning?

February 1, 2008

New Me…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Christina @ 5:53 am
Well, new hair anyway. Just putting up a picture of me with my new haircut. I got it cut the day after my birthday. Not really what I wanted, I wanted it shorter, but the guy was just not listening. Still, not bad, although I feel like I have to always wear makeup because I look boyish with it.

Check it. Before:

And after:

Haha, except the “before” was all fake hair.

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