Wednesday, August 27, 2014

They Are Here!

As many of you know, I just recently bought a new camera.
Well, the next thing I wanted to invest in was filters. 
I heard that they really help your pictures in so many ways.  So, I started my research....:)  
I found many different filters- ND, Polarizing, Graduated, UV and so on.  
I found out which filters can't easily be replicated in photo-shop and which ones can be.
I found out that Polarizing filters are the first ones that you should buy.
These filters have the most dramatic affect in your pictures and are not easily replicated in photo-shop.
So, I went on to Amazon to see what all they had.
The first product that I saw was a set of three different filters for $10.00.
They are originally $40.00, but they were having a sale.
I looked at the reviews to see what other people were saying about them.
They were all good.  Someone even put a video up with pictures with and without the filters.
So, I decided to buy them. 

They arrived yesterday while I was doing Geometry, so it was a little hard to focus:)
After lunch I went outside to try them out.
It is so amazing what the polarizing filter does!
Here are some pictures with and without the filter that I had taken.

They reduce the glare in glass.

The set came with a UV filter and a Florescent filter as well.
Also, it came with a little case to put them all in!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Big Fluffy Cotton Balls!!!

I was outside taking pictures and I didn't realize the clouds at first.  
This picture was taken out front.  

I decided to go to the back of the house where the sun was beginning to set. 

It was so beautiful.

 "Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou."
Job 35:5

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Doll Notebook

Is your doll in need of a new notebook?
Today I am going to show you how to make a washi-tape covered book for her!

First you will need a piece of card-stock paper.  Cut it out to be 2 and three-fourth inches tall by 4 and one-fourth inches long.  Next, you want to cut about 5 sheets of paper a little bit smaller than that.  Fold them in half and staple in the middle.

Now it is time to decorate it!  Choose your washi-tape.  You can use as many different ones as you like, but I am going to use two.

Start by placing your first piece as seen in the image below.

Keep going until you reach the bottom.

Next you want to cut the edges of your book so that they are all about the same size.

Fold them in.

Then wrap them around the corner.

For the back, do the same thing.  Try to keep your tape lined up with the front one.  It will make your book look cleaner.

Once that is finished, cut a piece that is longer than your book.  Place it in the middle and fold it down.

Cut your ends and fold them over again.

Of course your book is not complete without a pencil!  Take a toothpick and cut one side off.  Color the other point using a pencil.  That will be your 'pencil tip'.
Then, take a piece of tape and wrap it around your toothpick.