Monday, July 14, 2014

The Camp Innerstar Horse Competition

I'd like to apologize for not getting this up yesterday as I had said I would. I ended up being out of the house all day.

Lilly and Rachel competed in The Camp Innerstar Horse Competition on Saturday. 

Rachel & Nikki were up first for "Jumping"
Here she is setting up for a jump.

Going over!

A smile as she jumps.

Leaning back as Nikki clears the jump.

A solid landing!

Happy Rachel after a great run.

Here is Lilly & Smokey in "Dressage."

Smokey prancing.

Transition to sidestep.

Lastly a spin to "wow" the judges.


Awards Ceremony

Lilly & Smokey received an Honorary rose wreath.

Happy smiles.

Rachel and Nikki got first place.

Hooray, a blue ribbon!

I hope you enjoyed this little story

 - Jessica

Friday, July 11, 2014

Horse Hairstyles

Hey Everyone,

Today Rachel and Lilly got their horses ready for The Camp Innerstar Horse Competition this weekend.

Rachel and Lilly walked to the Stables to start getting ready. 
(Aren't they just too cute?)

Rachel rides Nikki in the "Jumping" competition.

Lilly rides Smokey in the "Dressage" competition.

Nikki and Smokey
Okay, let's get started!

First Brush your horse's hair.
Style Number 1
Begin to mini braid the mane.

Try using alternating elastic colors.
Style Number 2
Since the tail is so long . . . 

 . . . we are going to braid it into 3 braids . . .

 . . . and braid those braids together. 
(secure with matching elastics if you'd like)

A closer look
Style Number 3
Now for Smokey - Brush his hair

We are going to braid his mane like a french braid, 
but only take more hair when taking from the right side.

Finished look

Again, the tail is very long.
Style Number 4

Rope braid by twisting 2 sections one direction,
 then twist together in the other direction.

A closer look

Okay, now you are done! Come back this weekend to find out how Rachel & Nikki and Lilly & Smokey did in their competition!

 - Jessica

Nikki and Smokey are Our Generation Brand Horses
Rachel is wearing the Western Riding Outfit from American Girl
Lilly is wearing Elizabeth's Riding Outfit from American Girl

Thursday, July 3, 2014

How to Make a Doll Computer

Step One: Gather your materials

You will need:
black foam and black paper
stickers and modge podge
a white colored pencil and a paintbrush
a hinge (mine is 3.5 in.) and scissors
printed-off images of computer keys and screens

Also black paint and an additional paintbrush
A hot glue gun and a box cutter
newspaper and poster mounting putty (not shown)

Step Two: Cut-Out your Images

Here are the different "screens" that I printed off. I have a desktop, word document, excel document, e-mail page, internet search, and a CAMP Innerstar screen saver. I also have a keyboard.

Step Three: Cut-Out Foam and Paper

Measure foam around your hinge and Image. Mark where you want to cut with a white colored pencil. Cut out three foam rectangles and one paper rectangle of equal size.

Step Four: Modge Podge:
Apply Modge Podge to one piece of foam

Place your keyboard image on the foam and cover that with Modge Podge

Step Five: Paint Hinge
Paint all sides of the hinge black. Let dry completely before continuing. 

Step Six: Hot Glue
Apply hot glue around the edge of one piece of foam and across the hinge.

Place keyboard foam on top and press around the edge to seal together.

Do the same as above to the top part of the laptop but place paper on top of the hot glued foam.

Step Seven: Make a Stand
Score a small piece of foam with a box cutter

It should look like this (able to bend but not break in two)

Hot glue to the back of your computer

Step Eight: Add the Screen
Place a small amount of poster mounting putty to each of the corners of your image

Sick on to the paper

Step Nine: Decorate
Apply stickers to the back of the computer.

Step Ten: Play!
No explanation needed (haha)

Have a Wonderful Day!

 - Jessica