Caption It! #4

Hi! How are you?

I’m here with another Caption It game!

Here’s How the Game it Works:

Take a look at the image posted below, and decide what you think Caroline and Grace are saying (or doing), then comment below!

Example:

[Name]: It’s a bird!

[Other Name]: It’s a plane!

[Name]: No, It’s superman!!!

In about a week, I plan to post three to five of my favorite captions, and then you all get to vote on your favorite!

A week or so from the voting post, I will post the winner!

 

As I mentioned in this post, I’m planning to start a blogging schedule to post every Thursday. However, I’m posting this on Wednesday because I’m going out of town next week and will need to schedule the voting post ahead of time.

So,

You have through Friday the 15th to post your captions!

 

Without further ado, here is the picture!

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What do you think Caroline and Grace are saying? Also, don’t forget to enter my two-year blogiversary giveaway to win the dress that Grace is wearing!

Have fun captioning!

 

And I hope you have a blessed day!

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2-Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

Hi!

Today, June 6, marks 2 years since my first post on Smile and Craft AG, Hello World! Time flies, and it’s amazing to have blogged for two years so far! This blog has come a long way… 😀  ! A big thank you to all of you for reading, liking, and commenting!

 

As a blogiversary custom, how about some stats?

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My top three commenters are…

  1. Hannah

  2. Bella

  3. Mary E.

 

 

And now for what I assume you’ve been waiting for… the giveaway!

 

I’m giving away…

 

Two-year-Blogiversary

a dress I sewed using the 123 Mulberry Street Drop Waist Pocket Tee Dress pattern from Pixie Faire!

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(shoes, headband, and doll Not included! 😉 )

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It features pockets, Velcro closure in the back, a gathered skirt, and is made with a stretchy T-shirt fabric.

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Please note… I am not a professional seamstress, and this was my first time using the pattern 😉 .

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But it turned out cute, and look forward to giving it to one of you!

 

Are you ready to enter?

Rules:

  • Comment down below that you would like to enter this giveaway.
  • If you are under 18, then get a parent’s permission to enter. If you win, I’ll need your address to ship it to you!
  • This giveaway is open to the USA and Canada.
  • Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 (2018).

For extra entries…

  • Share this giveaway on social media (Pinterest, your own blog, etc.). Then come back to comment and tell me where you shared it! (1 extra entry per share)

 

Also, I will be out of town during the week of the 17th, so I won’t be moderating and replying to your entries from during that week until I get back 🙂 .

After the 26th (possibly the 27th) I will post the winner!!

 

Now for a few bonus pictures before you head off to the comments to enter 🙂

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Are you planning to enter? Can you believe Smile and Craft AG has been around for two years? How long have you been following Smile and Craft AG?

 

Have a blessed day!

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Grace and the Greenery – A Photoshoot + Updates

Hi everyone!

Today I have a photoshoot of Grace to show you, and also some updates on summer posting on Smile and Craft AG! Enjoy!

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One of my summer goals is to use a blogging schedule during break. This past semester kept me busy with school and work, so since summer has arrived, I have some more free-time, and should be able to post more often (and more consistently)!

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So today (Thursday) I decided that I would plan to start a schedule to post every Thursday!

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Thus, once our backyard was shady I grabbed Grace (who I had dressed for a photoshoot the other day), and got some photos of her around some big green bushes we have. And then I did the editing and finished the post tonight 😛 !

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Hopefully I will keep up the schedule so that you all can expect a post each week on Thursday!

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But, next week should be different because…

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Wednesday is Smile and Craft AG’s 2nd blogiversary!!!

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I’m planning something special, so stay tuned for then!

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And enjoy the rest of the shoot!

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Before you go, Charis is hosting a giveaway for her 1-year blogiversary! She’s giving away The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson. Check it out here!

 

Which photo is your favorite? What do you think I will do for Smile and Craft AG’s blogiversary? Would you be interested in a Photoshop photo editing tutorial?

 

I look forward to posting here more often this summer!

 

Have a blessed day!

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Happy Resurrection Day! {{Easter 2018}}

Happy Easter everyone!

Today I’m here with some family photos of my dolls in the Easter outfits that you all voted on for them!

I hope you enjoy the pictures. Most importantly, my hope and prayer is that you remember the reason we celebrate Easter.

It’s not the rabbits, the chocolate, the egg hunts.

It is Resurrection Day. A day we commemorate Jesus rising from the grave after his death on the cross, conquering death and sin.

And as the song “Glorious Day” puts it,

~Living He loved us.

Dying He saved us.

Buried He carried our sins far away.

Rising He justified, freely forever.

And one day He’s coming back, oh glorious day!~

We don’t deserve His love, yet he freely gives it. Don’t take this message lightly! It is the most important news the world will ever know. Without it, we are doomed to eternity in Hell.

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him [Jesus] the iniquity of us all.” ~Isaiah 53:6 

There is hope in the power of the cross!

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” ~Acts 16:31. Visit my “What I Believe” page, or find a Bible church for more information 🙂 . And for those of you who are Believers, let’s rejoice in Jesus’ sacrifice, today and for eternity!

 

And now, onto the photos!

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I really like this year’s Easter dresses 🙂 . Click here to see last Easter’s photoshoot!

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I think Easter is a great time to get family doll photos 😉 .

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And here’s Consuelo! (and the dress I had you all wait to see!) I sewed it recently. Her collection of clothing is growing.

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Caroline and Consuelo wanted a photo together 🙂

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The two oldest.

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And the two youngest!

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And finally two last pictures of Consuelo.

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Favorite photo? Favorite thing you did this Easter? Did the dolls wear the outfits you voted for them?

 

I hope you enjoyed the pictures, and that you had a blessed Easter!

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Bonus photo comparison:

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I was using a white poster-board as a reflector. The above photo is an unedited picture without a reflector.

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And this one is an unedited picture with the reflector! I simply propped the board in front of me while I took the pictures. It really seems to even out the shadows, and help their eyes to shine a little more.

 

Choose My Dolls’ Easter Outfits! {Mega Who-Wears-it-Best Game}

Hi!

Can you believe that Easter is almost a week away!

I thought it would be fun to have you all essentially pick out my dolls’ Easter dresses through a Who-Wears-it-Best game! Then I can dress up my dolls in the outfit that wins the vote for each of them, and make an Easter post (possibly a photoshoot) of them dressed up in the outfits you all chose!

So here’s how it works…

I will show you pictures of an outfit on each of my dolls. After the set of pictures will be a poll, in which you can vote for whomever you think looks best in the outfit.

Or you could look through all the pictures first, before voting on a different outfit for each doll.

Whichever voting process you choose, or if you just want to sit back and look at the pictures, have fun! I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

 

Let’s begin!

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Caroline
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Grace
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Clara

 

 

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That’s about it! I hope you had fun!

And as for Consuelo’s dress…

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You’ll have to wait for Easter! 😉

 

Have you picked out your dolls’ Easter outfits? Or are you still surprised that Easter is only in a week? 🙂

 

One more thing…. Camp NaNoWriMo is coming up in April, anyone planning to participate? If so… does anyone have a cabin open for new members/want to start a cabin? 🙂 Let me know in the comments!

 

Have a blessed day!

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