Samsung’s new Smart WiFi Camera – The best little camera ever!

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I love using my ‘big camera’, as I like to call it – but it can be so huge and delicate to transport around in my purse, that often times I find myself using my iPhone camera as an alternative to capturing moments. I’ve discovered a new WiFi camera that blew me away with it’s functionality and it’s picture quality.

Samsung WB200 #SocialCamera - http://www.behindthestudio.com

The new Samsung WB200 offers a ton of features for the on-the-go photographer. Not only does it do an amazing job taking pictures, you can upload instantly to your facebook, google, skydrive or even email photos! One of the coolest things was being able to use my self-made hotspot via my iPhone. The camera was able to find and connect to that network – It’s perfect for when you’re on the go and don’t have WiFi available!

Samsung WB200 #SocialCamera - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Walmart had many types of compact cameras – see everything I saw when I went shopping. I thought 179$ for a camera with WiFi was a great deal!

Samsung WB200 #SocialCamera - http://www.behindthestudio.com

It’s great to have the ability to upload directly online! So I decided to upload some of my pictures to picasa…

Samsung WB200 #SocialCamera - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Uh oh! Google thought that I was having someone or something break into my account – so they sent me an email right away! But since I knew it was me, I was able to turn the permissions on so it could upload directly.

Samsung WB200 #SocialCamera - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Samsung WB200 #SocialCamera - http://www.behindthestudio.com

…and TA-DA! There they are uploaded, with no download cables needed!

Samsung WB200 #SocialCamera - http://www.behindthestudio.com

This camera definitely has it’s purpose – think of it as a great compact camera system rolled into an easy to use point and shoot style camera. I love how it performs in low-light conditions too, the auto flash didn’t even pop up when I took these 2 pictures. It was late in the day when I was making dinner.

Using my Canon XS with a 50mm 1.4 lens:

Samsung WB200 #SocialCamera - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Using the Samsung WB200:

Samsung WB200 #SocialCamera - http://www.behindthestudio.com

So since I do alot of food photography, naturally I wanted to compare the quality of my DSLR versus the 179$ way-cool WiFi camera. I decided to take pictures and compare…

Samsung WB200 #SocialCamera - http://www.behindthestudio.com

I think it does a pretty good job – This is going to be great this summer as my on-the-go camera! Now that it’s comparable to using my big camera, taking & sharing pictures this summer is going be both fun and easy!

 

 

 

A shabby chic ring pillow made with DIY products from David Tutera Bridal

Shabby Chic Ring Pillow - David Tutera Bridal - http://www.behindthestudio.com

I had fun doing some sewing this weekend, and with the help of some DIY bridal supplies given to me by David Tutera Bridal and some fabric and trim I had stashed away, I was able to create a dazzling shabby chic ring pillow.

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Shabby Chic Ring Pillow - David Tutera Bridal - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Opening a big box of goodies is so much fun! The best part is figuring out what to do with them! I decided on making a pillow because there was just so much stuff to adorn it with!

Shabby Chic Ring Pillow - David Tutera Bridal - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Measuring the length and width of the pillow I was able to determine how big to cut the fabric – basically just add an extra 3″ to each side. My pillow measured 13″x13″ so I cut my fabric to 16″x16″ giving me 1/2″ of seam allowance and 1″ of ease for each side.

note: I did it the quick and dirty way with a ruler and a sharpie marker. Totally not the right way, but it worked!

Measuring the length and width of the pillow I was able to determine

You need a little ease built into a pillow because it’s thick and poofy and you want the pillow to fit in the sleeve without looking like a stuffed sausage.

I started with a blank pillow form, and made a simple cover for it using some natural looking fabric and stitched it closed.

Measuring the length and width of the pillow I was able to determine

Measuring the length and width of the pillow I was able to determine

Now it was time to play with the trims and bling and make it into a ring pillow. Using some silver ribbon, I wrapped the surface of the pillow like a gift, and pinned it together with this gorgeous brooch from David Tutera Bridal.

Measuring the length and width of the pillow I was able to determine

Using hot glue (again, probably not the best method) I decided to decorate the edges with the pretty white rose trim. It still worked out pretty well, you just have to be careful not to burn your fingers and get those dreaded hot glue strands all over your project.

Reminds me of photos from my own wedding – less the ring pillow!

Then (2007):

Shabby Chic Ring Pillow - David Tutera Bridal - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Photo Credit: Doug Layton – Eye Catch Design

…And now!

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This pillow makes me want to get married all over again – I’m loving all the David Tutera Bridal supplies! Be sure to Become a fan of Darice on Facebook, follow @Darice_Crafts on Twitter or find David Tutera DIY Wedding on Pinterest

I wrote this post as part of a sponsored campaign with Darice and The Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

See some of the other amazing wedding DIY projects made with David Tutera Bridal



How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting

How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Last Wednesday was my Birthday – It was a great day filled with well-wishes from the people I love and I finished the day with this adorable cake. So while I had the day to myself, I decided to bake myself a cake and adorn it like all the gorgeous looking ones you find on Pinterest. I broke out all my glitter, ModPodge and scrap paper and set to work to make little glitter triangles to string them together.

I used a glitter ModPodge because I thought it would create a nice base coat for any glitter to lay on top of. I picked out some of my favorite glitter colors and sprinkled them on the backs of some card fails I had with the Yudu screen printer. I did the following steps with a couple of different glitter colors.

How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting - http://www.behindthestudio.com

Once my glitter paper was dry, I cut them into equally shaped elongated triangles. I used the pointy tip of my exacto blade to poke a small hole at each corner, so I could string the triangles together.

How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting - http://www.behindthestudio.com

I arranged the triangles as I wanted to see them together, then I cut a long piece of twine string. I also needed to create a slit in the wooden popsicle stick holders so I would have something to suspend it with. The exacto blade was strong enough to make a small crack in the tip so I could floss the twine though to hold up the glitter flags. Perfect!

How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting - http://www.behindthestudio.com

I threaded each glitter flag through the holes and knotted it behind. I made sure to keep my stitches on the backside so they didn’t show on the front.

How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting - http://www.behindthestudio.com

How to make a DIY glitter cake bunting - http://www.behindthestudio.com

 

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