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Monday, March 9, 2009

My Blog Candy!

Oh I'm so excited....First I found the cord for my Camera....Plus plenty other goodies in the process....lol....So I have made this frappuccino box gift set and Nicole has given $10.00 for Inky Impressions store credit(Thank You!)....I will let the boys pick the number which will be announced on my blog Wednesday March 18th....All you have to do is leave a comment here telling how you photograph your projects & any tips you have learned along the way....You can get a second chance to win by applying for the Inky Impressions Design Team call....Are you still with me...oh goodness I hope this isn't to much....If you have any questions please let me know..It would be great if you would like to help spread the word on your blog but not necessary to win....Good luck....

A lot of people say they have such a hard time getting a good picture of something they made....I am not that great at it myself....I usually take my pictures outside in the daylight to get the best results.....I would love to hear what you use....

I have covered the frappuccino box with fancy pants designs pattern paper and added lace trim around the whole box....Then I decorated each side with a few fun images and a few of my favorite stamps...
I used Heidi Swapp large flowers to wrap on two of the four sides.....On the left is LiLi (inky Impressions), Brick Wall (Magnolia), Sun (alota rubber stamps)....I played with the shamrock green flower soft for the bottom....OMG I just love this stuff, it so cool....On the right is Angelica (inky impressions) sitting on a chair (Magnolia) I cut out the flourish pieces with sizzlet dies....


These are just such beautiful words and I wanted to share them with you....On the left is a stamp from Wordsworth, its called The Women Who and I just love it....On the right is from DRS Designs....I have always loved this prayer....
This is some of the stuff that's inside....Lotion, Bottle of kisses, Some Trims, Some Flowers, A Few Clear Stamps, Some Alpha Stickers & Tags and a few more little things I have....I also made a tabbed mini compo book that matches....Don't forget the check for $10.00....I hope you enjoy

This is the $10.00 Gift Certificate which I made with a stamp from art declassified & hero artsO.K.....Good luck to everyone....I am in the process of cleaning up my craft room and moving things around (as always) which I'm finding lots of yummy goodies so the blog candy might get larger as the days progress....Have a great week and head over to Inky Impressions Challenges site to apply for her DT...It's so easy now days huh....Thanks for stopping by.....


62 comments:

Cami said...

GREAT JOB KRISTINA! Lots of good stuff there and the winner will be so lucky to get this PLUS the GC from Inky Impressions! Love the whole set! Hugs, Camille

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh wow Kristine, yummy blog candy!!

I try to take my picts in the daylight on my ktichen island and they usually turn out really wel;...well I'm happy with them. I do have 2 Ott lights that I have down here in my scrap room if I need to take a pict at night and I set them up on my counter with some white cs, but I am never very happy with the results, so I just try and do it during the day.

Hugs, K

Piia said...

That's a really delicious looking candy you got here :) I added your blogcandy to my side bar :)

Kelli said...

Oh WOW!!!! This candy is YUMMY looking and I finally get to see those stamps again.... Thanks for the opportunity to win a GC for some new rubba AND those goodies.... Fingers crossed!!!!

Jodi said...

What some fabulous goodies!

I'd like to know the answer to taking good pictures too.... I try to take the pictures during the day near a window, but usually end up taking them last minute, late at night, in my craft room. I use white cardstock as "base" and background, and then shine my day light lamp on them and hope for the best.

I am actually in the process of getting things together to apply for the design team, and hope to get them uploaded in the next day or two.

Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

Jenny said...

I find that sitting my cards by the window usually does best. Along with that, setting my camera on the close-up setting using no flash. I'm hoping to get a good camera soon!

I also applied for the DT.

Thanks for the chance to win!

fitsandstarts said...

I have nice natural light in my kitchen, so I take picture of my projects on the kitchen table. I try not to use the flash, as it never works out right. I like to use a piece of black fabric for the background.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Amy
amymisha@comcast.net

V said...

I think the trick to really good pictures of your work is lighting and background. I've been experimenting with both lately. :) For background, I've found that a piece of natural cotton batting seems to do the best for my cards. I have it set up on my dining room table which backs up against a half wall, so I anchor the batting on the wall and drape. I set my card or project on that and then photograph.

Lately I've been getting some interesting shadows with my camera flash and overhead lighting. I think I like it though, so I haven't messed with it much. Next lighting experiment will be with one of those clip on outdoor work lights that have the big silver reflectors. I've heard you can clip a piece of vellum over the top for a nice diffused light.

Susan said...

Great candy! I usually take my pictures inside because it's so snowy up here in Maine. I use my Ott lamp for natural light and usually take the picture on my white table or my woodgrain table for a background. It it's during the day, I try and us the window as a backdrop but that doesn't happen very often. I love hearing how others take photos. I'm gong to have to learn a bit from them!

Julie Temple said...

What adorable candy you are offering!! I LOVE it!!
I usually don't get pics til in the evening, and they are usually NOT good!! I need a different camera! When I can I set up on the DR table and use natural sunlight, or in a REAL fix, I will just scan my cards. Sorry, no wonderful hints here, but I see there are some in the other comments!!

Rubber Hugs,
Julie

Dawn Mercedes said...

I try to take my pix in daylight...which is hard here in MI where we don't always have sunny days! But sometimes, I use contrasting CS for the background...to help white cards show up better!

These are adorable images! I sure hope you draw my lucky number!!

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

I love that frappuccino box! You did a great job on it! On everything, the colors are gorgeous!
Taking pics of my cards are not my strong point! I have been working on it and found that my front porch, -6'(LOL) is the best place for lighting. I use natural lighting with my flash. I get the true color. I'm still a work in progress for style!
Great blog candy! I have a link to InkyImpressions on my blog!
hugz
deb

Karin said...

Hi Kristina,

what a fabulous candy!!

i try to take my pictures outside.
But with all the rain overhere lately i make them near to the window where we have a lot of daylight coming in.

thanks for the chance to winn.

xoxo karin

Dawn said...

Hey... WOW what wonderful cards you make they are gorgeous! I think taking a good photo depends on good lighting!

Dawn said...

I joined the design team search for inky impressions so I have that link on my blog! thank you for 2 chances!

Monique said...

Wow what a fabulous blog! i would love to enter for the Blog Candy. My favourite way to photograph my creative projects is to use some coloured paper for a background and prop it up on my desk with the lamp on and I try to put some stuff around that I used to make the project and then I use my tripod to steady the camera and take the shot, I take a few sometimes and pick the best one.

kalleinka said...

what a great blog candy...
I try to take pictures at day and use white cardstock as background. but it does not work every time.

many greetings, kalleinka
(will put a link to your blog on mine)

Enonilol said...

I usually end up taking the pictures in the bathroom :) That's where I find the best light in the evening.

Arty Party NI said...

Hi Kristina, I'm just excited about the candy from reading your post. Ok, I "normally" take my pictures from outside but as I have builders here for the past 3 weeks I've been taking them inside at my window, I take about 4 pictures of the same shot but twist the card slightly towards the sunlight, when I download my pictures I then select the one that shows of the card best. I am going over now to answer the DT call, always wanted to be on a DT and now I'm going to give it a go (wish me luck). Have posted about your candy giveaway onto my blog, maybe you could pop over and take a look at some of my stuff, hugs and kisses from across the waters Karen xoxoxo

Nicole said...

Hi Kristina,

I told you girlfriend! This is sooo.....pretty. And of course those images (LOL) are SUPER ADORABLE!!!! I will keep on sending then over! YOU ROCK!!!HUGS! Nicole : )

Alice said...

HI! Fantastic candy, thanks for a chance to win! I put a link to my candybar. I take my photos under a window, so they come out light ;)
See you,
Alice

Tanja said...

Kristina, this is awesome! I love the box and of course I love the images :) I joined the DT Call a few days ago and keep my fingers crossed :)

It takes always a long time taking pictures, because I usually finishing my Cards in the night and there is no daylight ... so I put the cards in front of a white wall, get my lamp on it and take a picture. And then I need my picture programm to help me making the picture better :)

Have a great weekend, my friend! Hugs Tanja

Lora said...

Great candy. I am sorry I don't have any photography tips for you. I really neeed help myself lol. At the moment I am either scanning my cards or using my mobile phone to take pictures because I can't figure out how to get a good picture with my new camera! I am off to put a link in my sidebar and I will also go try out for the design team :)
Thanks for the chance to win.
Lora x

Stamping Mutt said...

Thanks Kristina for offering some great blog candy...I love what you did with the whole package! Adorable and love all of the colors! Since I live in MN, I can't really go outside to take photographs since it is winter here for most months - tee hee! When I take pics of my projects, I use a white background (I use a large piece of paper from a huge pad) underneath and behind the card and use a lamp to help spotlight. I take a bunch of pictures (I angle the card one way and then the other or take a picture straight forward). When the project is too big for the paper piece (i.e. an altered composition notebook), I lay it down on the paper and take a picture straight down. Otherwise, I have also taken pictures on my kitchen counter during the day, but sometimes the lighting is not that great. It also helps to have a program to enhance the brightness and colors of your pictures like Adobe Photoshop Elements (a basic version but works for me). Hope this helps! BTW, you took some awesome pics of your blog candy! I've also added a link to your blog candy on my site.

Thanks again for the chance to win!

- Alma =)

Suzy said...

Oh, my got. How great candy.

How i foto my cards? Sometimes i scan them. It became better then some foto. The best foto is on sunligt. Without flesh.

I put the link on my candy bar.

Ava said...

What a lovely candy!! That lucky winner!
I usually take my pics in the daylight too, so nothing new there..
I'll keep my fingers crossed :)
X, Ava

Roberta Laliberte said...

Hi Kristina! Love your goodies, what beautiful work. So, you must know Nicole cause I am wondering how you were lucky enough to get your hands on those Inky Impressions stamps! I have one of my entries for the DT call posted on my blog. Now I am trying to decide if I upload an old project or come up with something new and fabulous. Thanks for the chance at the goodies!
Prairy Fairy!

Edys Gonçalves said...

SO lovely and cute candy!!!! I take photo during the day. Sunligth is so great!!!

I put the link on my sidebar

http://www.scrapfolia.com/

angela said...

Hi! I always try to take the pics during the day, but if it´s not possible, I take a pic at night in a white table, with a lot of light, and after I use a lot of photoshop, LOL! there´s a link of your candy in my blog. A kiss from Brazil!

jennyv said...

Hi Kristina! I always try to take my pictures of my project during the day to get the best light to reflect the object. Sometimes if the result is not that good then Photoshop take place to adjust the sharpness of the picture. Thanks for the chance to win! Adorable decorations on the box.

Jenny

Jamie said...

I also have a hard time photographing stuff that I make. I usually just use a neutral background and take pics. Not very crafty and it usually doesn't look all that great but it gets the job done.

BTW-The frap bottlem and package and other goodies look amazing!

Gosia said...

Greetings from Poland,
Fantastic candy,I 've added a link to my blog. I take my photos under a window,thanks for a chance to win!
http://papierowemargaretki.blox.pl/html

jan said...

Hi from England, Your blog is fabulous and your candy is yummy! thanks for the opportunity to get my sticky mitts on it.

Hugs and happiness Jan x

SueH said...

Great candy. You did a wonderful job on it. I am just starting to take pictures so am not one to ask about "good" tips. Hopefully with practice will get better. Good luck.

Stephanie said...

What pretty blog candy! I am still working on taking good pictures but I usually scan in my scrapbook pages. I just don't feel like I can get close enough with my camera. Thanks for the chance to win!

Solange Fernandes said...

I have nice natural light in my kitchen, so I take picture of my projects on the kitchen table. piece o
Thanks for the chance to win!Hugs!

Donna said...

I am certainly no expert at taking photos of my projects but I think I'm getting better. I either photograph or scan the project but usually the embelisshments make it impossible to scan. Since I work from 8-5 I usually have to photograph in the evening so no sunlight. I try to make the backround white (unless the card is white) and then turn on every light in the room. The biggest thing for me is making sure my shadow is not covering the card. LOL! Thanks for the chance to win!

Heli R said...

How great candy this is. I don't have any tips to you, I'm not good with camera... =)

Dan said...

Well, my best tip is to take pics without flahs, no matter where. Then, you photoshop it and even an ordinary pose becomes a piece of art.
Thanks for the candy! fingers crossed!

Naoual said...

I find it very difficult to make great pictures too. I try to take the pictures near a window during daytime, and I place a white piece of paper behind and under the card I'm photographing. I'm going to read through al these comment to see if I can find any tips to improve my pictures!

Your candy looks delicous, thanks for the chance to win! I also entered Nicole's DT call ;o)

xx Naoual

Lisa said...

I place white cardstock on a chair and one up for the back then I set my card up on it and place by a window. I find natural light takes the best picture. Thanks for the chance to win.
Lisa

jorgenson1717 said...

Nice blog candy and such a beautiful box! You are so creative!

ShaunnaMichelle said...

Hello! Yummy blog candy! I love how you set everything up like that. I'm still trying to figure out the ins and outs of photographing my projects. Right now, I just try to make sure they are on a white background with as much light as possible. Depending on the card (which is what I make most) I will either put it on an easel or lay it flat on white paper. I'm still figuring out the best lighting though. Anyway, I'll link your candy on my blog!

tracy said...

hi there your blog is great and Your candy looks delicous, thanks for the chance to win

and i am now a follwer and linking your blog on mine

hugs tracy x

Katarina said...

WOW! What an utterly amazing candy! I wanted others to see it too, so I wrote about it on my blog:

kamadesign

jonaks said...

this is a lovely gift. great idea.

jonaks said...

oh forgot to mention. I take pictures in the daylight against a white background. but sometimes for cards, I do it in the garden.

SCRAP DIDI said...

Oh you candy is very very beautiful !!!!
i love you blog !!!
i am fan !!
hugs didi

migot77 said...

HI!
Fantastic candy, thanks for a chance to win!

http://candymigot77.blogspot.com/2009/03/candy-u-1703.html

Mirna said...

I prefer to take pictures without a flash, the ISO value as low as possible and the shutter time as fast as possible. If I take pictures in the evening I usually take one or two bright desklamps to light up whatever I'm taking a picture of. Besides that I always use the custom setting of whitebalance, to get the best colours I use a white sheet of paper (or a white wall) to get the whitebalance right.

Great candy btw...

Ullis said...
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Ullis said...

I don't have much advice on taking photos, but I have read through the other comments, and learned a lot!
I love the beautiful box you have made!
I added you to my blog candy side bar :)

//Ullis

Rhynah said...

What a pretty blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win!

I take my pics in daylight too but on the "window shelf" because my crafting table (just by the window) is usually too messy for a nice background. ;D

Greetings from Sweden!

T said...

OOOooooo would love to win this! I know whoever wins will love it..

I also like to take mine outside..or near a window..but I found something recently that words is card stock behind and below in the same color. I figured this out when I was trying to take a photo of a black and white card I did..nothing seemed to work..I sit it up on a small easle (sort of a wood plate holder) I have. Black worked for that card and I did the same thing for St Pats card..So far I have found that it works best when you use one of the colors in your card..But, plain white works great for most cards..

Scrapy33 said...

I loved your yummi blog candy, I hope you can pick me, hehehe
Have a great day

Emma said...

Thats really lovely, id love to win it :)

I use my mobile phone to take pictures and try to get my card in a decent light which always helps.

Em xx

MommaJess said...

What great blog candy. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I use my Canon Power Shot and I take them at work because the lighting is way better than at home. I prop them up on the counter and put a dark object behind them so that the project is the main focus.

tulla i skogen said...

i wrote about your candy and linked to it in my side bar and pray to win:-)

Randi*

Carolynscrapbook said...

I do not know if todabia time, anyway I leave my comment, I take photos in daylight, and always put a cloth in the background of a contrasting color in order that I will take the photo, if it is in the night I put a lamp in direct sunlight to work and do not flash.
Thank you for this beautiful gift is beautiful all the best.

greetings from Carolyn

marshell said...

Hello,Kristina
Yes, I am writting on a blog. You said one day you would have me blogging. Well i always feel your work is great. You know that though. With the picture thing i find it hard to make sure you don't wash out the card or project with the flash. Do you have any comments on that. Marshell

3Martigurls said...

Wow great blog candy! I would have never thought to use the frap containers. I am new at the altering. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Cher said...

Hi...I enjoy your blog very much! I do follow as well...and would love a chance at blog candy. I too never thought to reuse these containers..see why I read blogs? lol....ok BEST TIP! You will LOVE this one...and at my house it is 100% effective for getting great pics! READY:

HAVE THE HUBBY TAKE THE PIC...works for me every time! He is always willing...now...figuring out how to post is quite another story...hence...I have no blog:)...ty for the chance..Cher