Monday, March 29, 2010

Three Favorite Actors/Actresses

This was really tough.  Emma asked us to share our three favorite actors/actresses.  I tried to pick multi-dimensional folks that are flexible in their roles.  Clint Eastwood is always Clint to me and hence not one of my favs.  Of course, he's awesome to look at...

My choices are eclectic and I'm truly fascinated by these talented individuals. Okay, there is one piece of eye candy! Hope you enjoy them as well.

And, here's my tag for the sign-in page.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


So this morning I got a shout out from Memory Makers eInspiration!  They picked up the layout I had done for the weekly challenge.  Wow - now that's unusual!

Earlier this week, I confessed to not really liking the trend of having just one photo on a page.  Guess, I'll now have to rethink that thought...

Here's the page, as well as the other highlighting my daughter's 17th birthday.  The multi-photo page was done first to meet last week's challenge.  Originally, I intended to put them side by side; however, they don't really match up that well.

Since it got some great attention, I think the one-pager show be showcased and could be the title page for dd's high school album.

And now that I'm getting the hang of digital, I do believe the entire album will be digital.  Might actually be finished before she graduates college - unlike her baby, pre-school,  elementary, and middle school stuff.

So that's my fifteen minutes of fame!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Unusual Things I've Done

Compared to many, I've done quite a few unusual things.  Afterall, isn't life supposed to be exciting and adventurous?  Here are my pages for Serene's CJ...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Krafti Kathi's Korner

You know, it just hit me that when shortened to an acronym, my craft haven's name isn't so attractive.  Should I rename it?

Inspired by Court, I cleaned up the room and here are a few photos of where I'm most kreative.  More time than probably should be is spent at the desk on the komputer (ha! even that can be spelled with a "k".)  My view from here is just lovely.  Currently, the pear trees in the neighbor's yard are full of beautiful white blooms.  I have a great view and have been reluctant to cover the window with anything except the blinds.  Though, the voices have been after me lately, buzzin' on perhaps a banner.  I love, love, love the light that comes in this room in the afternoon and a banner wouldn't affect the light or the view.  Must spend a bit more time pondering this one.

Sorry about the quality of these photos.  One more reason that someday I want a snappy, digital SLR.

This room used to be DD's until she decided it wasn't cool enough for a teen.  She moved into the front room, which is much more cave-like and I got this fabulous space.  The system was built by me and DH, designed to have her bed between the two towers and give her loads of storage.  I removed the mattress and now I've got the greatest workspace!  Some of her childhood toys are stored in the larger lower doors, so that space isn't mine; however, I use all the other drawers.

My father-in-law picked up this dumpy chest a couple of weeks ago and I cleaned it up, painted it white and now it stores a few things I couldn't fit in the other storage.  (I have to keep all the gifts, gift wrap, and general stuff in my room too.)  The inspiration/scrapper's tree was emptied of Christmas circles just in time for this photo shoot.  Not too sure what I'll hang there next.  Maybe I should use as my personally designed clip-it-up and put some stickers/alphas on it.

The book shelf needs a bit of organizing.  Paints and brushes are on the top shelf, so I don't use them too often.  The sewing machine is a pain to move away from the wall and open up, so I don't use it too often anymore either.

And finally, the last stop on this 360 tour is the junk corner.  Those hanging paper bags are full of tissue paper that the voices insist I will someday use to create a sunset "painting."  If I only knew how to start that project.  Notice that I have the ironing board stored in this room as well.  The Korner is definitely a "catch all" and thus is not too often tidy.

I hope you've enjoyed this little tour of my korner.  Now, it's time to get krafti!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Birthday Layout

For those of you who don't visit the MMForum, here's the layout I created for Emily's birthday.  There are still more photos to scrap, so I'll more to share with the family later.

I also created a thank you for Mommy with one of the pictures.

It really was a fun day and I'll be there soon to play on the swings and decor8!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Playground Build

Last week was my dear neice's fourth birthday and on Saturday the family gathered to raise a wooden playground for her.  The parents already had a good start on the project by the time we all arrived around noon - they were at step 12 of 40 something.  The Texas weather was holding, though it was a bit chilly and we all thought just a few hours of hard work would get the job done.  Not!  Quitting time was 8:30 p.m.

Of course said neice had to be entertained while the adults worked and she has quite the imagination.  The slide was a turtle, a mountain, and a swimming pool at various times during the day.  My daily exercise was accomplished chasing her around the yard with the imaginary hose, racing to the end of the one-acre yard as a unicorn, and performing a ballet in the living room.

Here are a few shots of the work in progress.  By the time it was complete, it was too dark to shoot photos.  So, I'll have to make another trip across the metroplex to get those action shots.  Besides, we used imaginary paint to apply flowers to the slide and a flag at the top of the tree house.  I think I'll take some real paint and a real flag and we can decorate her new playground for real.

And, one of my favorite pictures of the day.  She just couldn't wait and had to try out the picnic table before everything was all done.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Plethora of Flowers

Well, almost a plethora.  How much is a plethora anyway?

Organza is my new best friend.  I love this stuff!  Jo's has a coupon extravaganza going on this week and I'm thinking more organza is just what I need.  See, these are the results of trying out the melting technique and somewhat perfecting it.  I even tried a bit of satin for one flowers and it's a winner too.

And then, I discovered that it can be cut into strips and wound up in some hot glue and it becomes another gorgeous rose type flower.  I've only completed one, so those will be shown in another post.  Sometime later this week, perhaps.  I've got quite a busy schedule this week and not so much time to play.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Melissa's "Things I Cannot Live Without" CJ pages

I'm discovering things about myself through this journey with my online scrap pals.  Like, I know there are many things I can't live without.  What I didn't know was that there are way more than I can even count.  These five things came to mind right after the Lord and all of His goodness.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fabric, Beads, Supplies, Oh My!

See what I bought yesterday!  Flowers are my new obsession and tomorrow I'll have time to play with these beauties...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hanger for E's CJ

And, here's my door hanger for Elaine.