Friday, August 30, 2013

Elegant Blogger Award!

TL Irvin from AG Girl and Melody from Tea Time With Melody Q nominated us for this award! Christina has already done this on her personal blog, Idlewild, so us dolls will be answering the questions!

THE RULES
  • When you receive the award, link back to keepcalmandsparkle1099.blogspot.com and the blog that nominated you
  • Display the award button in the post
  • Answer all of the 12 questions given in this post (Do not make your own questions)
  • Nominate 12 bloggers
  • Notify them that they have been awarded

THE QUESTIONS

1. What made you decide to start blogging?
We saw that there were other doll bloggers out there and decided that we'd love to share our ideas, too! 
2. What is your fashion style?
R: I like shirts and shorts with tennis shoes for the summer, fairly basic; but I also enjoy skirts and dresses. :)
K: I could wear dresses all the time! However, I still wear shorts and t-shirts for playing.3. What is something none of your followers know about you?
Hmmm...we have a lego minifigure collection! We have about 10; we should show you all sometime!4. What are some of your blogging goals?
To post lots of fun, easy, and useful doll-related things: crafts, hairstyles, diy, etc. Also, to have a blog that people (and dolls!) love!

5. Where is your favorite place to shop?

American Girl, definitely. However, now that we've found Etsy, that may become our favorite place. :)

6. What would your ideal amount of blog followers be?
We'd like to at least reach 100, but 500 would be pretty awesome!

7. What are your talents?
R: Baking, scrapbooking, and babysitting.

K: Sewing, dancing, and playing piano.

8. Are you a leader or a follower?
R: I'm a leader. I'm often the one to decide what we're going to do, but I usually like Kirsten's ideas, too!
K: I prefer to be a follower. Sometimes I'll take the lead, but I'd rather not.
9. What is one of your favorite quotes?
R: "The only place worth a grain of salt is where a child can go out and run as he pleases" - Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson
K:  "I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia." - The Silver Chair by C S Lewis

10. Do you have a favorite book or book series?
R: Anne of Green Gables!!
K: The Chronicles of Narnia. :)

11. Out of all of the synonyms for elegant, which would you describe yourself with (smart - stylish - dressy - graceful - dainty - fine)?
R: Smart
K: Graceful

12. What is your favorite flower?
R: Zinnia, they're so bright and bold!
K: Violets, 'cause they're simple and sweet. 
 
We nominate:
The Spicys at Doll Delight
Anna at Doll It Up
Bella and/or Lulu at Doll Mag
Flower at Molly and Me
Angelique at My American Girl's Story
Pretty Lily at Pretty Lily An American Girl
The Saltys at The Saltys
Hailey at Hailey's Hideaway
Danielle at American Girl #1 Fans
Jen and/or Zoey at AG Doll Play
Samantha at Forever American Girl
Tess and/or Maggie at Jane Austen & Unicorns

Hope you enjoyed!
~Rebecca and Kirsten



Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Make Bulletin Boards ~ Craft

Yay, a craft!! This week, Christina bought some cork for the sandals in the last post. She had a lot left over and thought that it would make darling bulletin boards for us!











Supplies:
Sheet of cork (found at craft stores)
Ribbon
Scrapbook paper
Glue dots


Measure the area in your doll house that you will be mounting your boards in. I had about 11 inches to work with so I chose to go with two 5x5 inch squares. You can do whatever you want for your board, 1 rectangle, 4 squares, 2 squares, etc. It's up to you. I'll be telling you how to make yours just like mine, but be creative and make up your own designs and patterns!

Place a ribbon across on of your boards in the position you prefer.  

Turn your board over and secure the ends with glue dots.

Add as many ribbons as you like, making sure to create several crossing points.

On your second board, use pieces of scrapbook paper cut into fun shapes to decorate it. Attach with glue dots.

The two together

To fill your boards, print out little posters from the internet. My posters say: "There is always always always something to be thankful for. Find it" "Keep Calm and Play Dolls" "What a lovely day" "I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun - not because I can see it but by it I can see everything else - C.S. Lewis" "Keep Calm and Sew On" I also printed out some photos of my dolls after I took the pictures for this craft (we were having printer trouble).

For the ribbon board, place the papers behind the ribbons. On the other one, use a little piece of tape folded over so that you can change them around.

Mount your boards on the wall. The cork that I bought came with mounting pads that stick to the wall. 

Tada!

So, did you like it? We're pretty excited about our new boards. :) 
Rebecca and Kirsten

Monday, August 26, 2013

So Sorry - What We've Been Up To

Wow....we last posted over three weeks ago!! Aaaaahhhh we are so sorry! But, we're back, so you can forget the horror of the past three weeks without us. Nah, we're kidding, but we do feel pretty bad. Anyway, last night Christina sent in her second outfit entry for the Fashion Design Challenge that we told you about last month and we though ya'll might like to see it. :) (Beware, picture heavy post!)




















What do you think? Personally, we love it!! Christina designed it to be a travel outfit that can be worn sightseeing or relaxing on the beach! Unfortunately, we don't have a beach around here, so we had to make do with the pretty yard. 
More posts should be coming up this week, we promise!! And we will try so hard to keep that promise! 
Alright, that's all for now!
Rebecca and Kirsten

Saturday, August 3, 2013

And The Winner Is.....

All right everyone, the post you've all been waiting for...the result from the 25 Follower Giveaway!!! Who
will win this Hawaiian sundress? The suspense is building....(:


 All 16 of our entrants' names have been written on slips of paper and mixed up (a lot) in this bucket.
 Kirsten will do the drawing blindfolded!
 "Stand right here, Kirsten"
 She reaches out...
 Which one will she choose?
 She has one!
 "What does it say? What does it say?"
 "And the winner is...The Doll Crafters!"
"Congratulations!"

Congratulations to our newest follower, The Doll Crafters!!! You have until August 7th to claim your prize; that gives you 3 days (not including today) to contact Christina through email at nostrella@gmail.com.  
We'd like to give a HUGE thank-you to everyone else who followed us and made this giveaway possible!! We now have 35 followers! We truly appreciate your interest and support, and we love reading your comments!
REMINDER:
Doll Crafters, you have until August 7th to claim your prize by emailing Christina at nostrella@gmail.com. If you have not claimed your prize by that time, a new winner will be chosen. 
Thanks again!!
~Rebecca and Kirsten 

Friday, August 2, 2013

25 Follower Giveaway Reminder!

Today is the last day to enter in our giveaway! You could win this fun Hawaiian dress and necklace from Daisy Chains! Check out this post for details on how to enter. Here is a list of the people we have entries from:
 - Hannah
 - Danielle
 - Jessica
 - Jan
 - AGMarket
 - Amaya
 - Dollygirl
 - OurAGAdventures
 - Meghan
 - Ellora Lynn
 - DollLover/Emily
 - Mika
 - Katie
 - TL
If your name is not on this list and you want to enter, go to this post and comment to enter!
Thanks for 34 followers, wow!
~ Rebecca and Kirsten