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Playing with Pinterest

I have been doing some research on how to make pins more favourable on Pinterest. One recommendation is to make them long to get more repins. I was stumped on how to do this– besides taking a picture vertically! One blog suggested Pic Monkey. It is a free site where you can upload and edit your photographs. I have only just started playing with it, but here is what I have found so far.

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I believe Pic Collage offers many of the same features as the above pin. The main thing I wanted to do was create long pins. I was not able to achieve this is Pic Collage (although I am not an expert); but had success in Pic Monkey.

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I also had some fun with the text/font features and filters.

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Raising money for charity. Check out our events page to see what we’re doing!

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Fun in the Kitchen!

This weekend I spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Thought I would make the most of it by keeping my camera handy! Lately I have been reading a lot of food blogs about photography; hoping to step up my game. I am happy to say I am proud of my work so far this weekend!  So far… because I am hoping I will have time to do more!

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When I woke up this morning I knew the lighting was right in my kitchen (natural from the windows)– I’ve always had a sense about lighting and photographs. What stumped me in the past was how to take full advantage of this lighting when inside a building. I had found that sometimes the way the food lays on the counter is not the most favourable location. After reading some food blogs I have learned that it is okay to move the food! I was given ideas such as take the food to another room, put it directly in front of the window, etc. This is exactly what I did for some shots.

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Thinking ahead, I was also trying to take shots that would lead to nice looking pins. (More about playing with pins in a future post). I took some photos that I wouldn’t usually take. For example, I took a shot of the recipe book I was using.

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I look forward to sharing more about my food prep this weekend; hope you enjoy reading!

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As always, my ultimate goal is to raise money for charity. Please see my events page to see which charity we’re raising money for this month.

Valentine Inspired

For our next online event I would like to sell Valentine’s Day cards and have the proceeds go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Their mission is near and dear to my heart.

Here are the photos I am presenting for Valentine’s Day:

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As always, you can order any cards (Birthday, Thank You, etc.), and I will still donate the proceeds to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Please contact me: creativecardsandphotography@yahoo.ca

Before We Put Our Tree Away

So I’ve been a little busy. Throughout the months of November and December I had been working on creating and selling cards for a few different charities. I am very excited about the direction Creative Cards and Photography by L. Thiessen is going and am pleased to announce that with your help we were able to raise $150.00 for Alivia’s Rainbows! Tonight I was inspired to start planning holiday cards for next year! These are the vertical shots I took.

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This last one of course is inspired by our last trip to Nova Scotia.

In a few days I will post some more shots. Looking for help on narrowing down to your favourites to plan for next year.