~previously American Girl Imagination

~previously American Girl Imagination~

Monday, September 30, 2013

Ancient Memories an American Girl Photoshoot

New video up on youtube.... ek.

So I took these this morning, when I woke up at 7:30 to see a huge fog outside my window. So I did the logical thing.
Rush outside with a doll and a stuffed animal and begin shooting, of course!
Here you go :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Brief Catch-up and A Peak of All my AG Catalogs.

I'm so sorry for the lack of posts. Even though I'm homeschooled, I've been extremlly busy with school itself and other out-of-house event. I'm on a soccer team, and we go to two co-ops during the week, so things can get pretty hectic at times! 
But I haven't left dolls in the dust, on the contrary I think about them quite a bit, even though I've hardly touched them at all this week. 

So while I was cleaning around this week, I pulled out ALL my my catalogs and thought I would show them to you! Please don't take this a bragging. I just needed something interesting for ya'll (haha) to see. There are probably many girls that have many more catalogs than I do, too.  
So here we go!
Here's the whole huge stack of em'. I really like to go through them every now and then.
I should have adjusted this photo just a tad so you could see them all but oh well. I lined them all up in order of there release date found an amazing pattern...
I've been one to complain about how I never get my catalogs... Well guess what! They came every other! (with the exception of November and December... they probably want to sell, sell sell! XD) January, March, May, July, September, November and December!
(Don't hold me accountable to this, it's just a pattern/guess. Correct me if I'm wrong! :) )

Here are all the GOTY magazines I have... The Chrissa one is actually a funny story... I was at my Mimi's house in Janurary of 2009, 11 months before I even got Molly, my first doll, and started to get catalogs. Well, my poor Chrissa catalog has been through the mill by now, but it wasn't even addressed to come to my grandma's house, it was supposed to go to some guy about 30 miles away!

Well, I hope you enjoyed that quick peak. 
Do you save the AG catalogs, or craft with them? Sometimes I'll get two from different places and cut the other one up. 
Have you noticed the pattern in there arrivals? I can't believe I never saw it before. 
Tell me all about it in the comments below. :3

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

*late* Throwback Thursday... Picasaweb Albums!




Oh boy, I'm getting excited!
Picasaweb was my hometown for AG, where it all started for me. I forget exactly how I found it, but I'm glad I did!
Picasaweb was Google's old photo sharing service, which you can still see and upload today (it converted to Google+, so you have to click "View in Picasaweb albums" It is absolutely overflowing with AMAZING PHOTOSTORIES! There was a few mishaps in 2011, and the "AG community" is no longer active on there. I desperately wish is was though, Picasaweb photostories in the most fun I've ever had with my dolls...
Anyway, here's a link to my gallery. I posted albums on from about 2 weeks after I got Molly(EARLY 2010), until January of 2012. It was such a homey place, oh, how I wish it was still going!
I'm just going to link you to a few of my favorites, but PLEASE feel free to look around my gallery for yourself.

Surprises (An oldie but a goodie! This was the fourth photostory I did.)

Were Off to See the Kirsten... (I took her along to my my friend's house so out dolls could have a play date, XD )
Happy Birthday, Molly! (Molly's first birthday with me, and I invite my friend and her Kirsten doll over)
The Conclusion (I did a three part photo story when I went to Chicago to go and get Emily)

Lost Items, Found Friends (when I first got Laylie... and this was taken in there old closet bedroom, which I wish I still had!! >.<)

 I did another three part photostory when I got Mia... here are links to part 1, part 2 and part 3 , which eventually led up to...
Christmas 2010! (the unveiling on the 'mystery girl', who I had been cleverly hinting and leading up to since October of 2010)


One of my very favorites (and most popular, haha) was "How American Girl Dolls Are Made" I still love it!

I'll stop linking them there, but there are many, many more in my gallery. I apolgeize ahead of time for any spelling mistakes, lighting issues of things like that, I did make the majority of these about 2-3 YEARS ago. XD
One thing that I LOVE and can draw from the "culture" of Picasaweb is that whenever you got a new doll, it was a natural reaction to have a multiple part photo stories leading up to where they "figured out who she was...
 Before I go, I'd like to link you to some of my favorites... I can't list them all, because some of the best have been removed, or lost to be, but here are the "survivors"
 
I'm sure I'm not the only one to wait impatiently for her yearly Halloween albums... So funny! And during the res of the year, her sarcastic, snarky albums were awesome. Other favorites are any of the Christmas stories, iVy, and the Time Turner series...
Her photostories were long, plenty of amazing story lines  and  so much fun to read. It starts out with Kirsten in about 2006 (if you start reading her albums, number 1, start at the bottom, and number two, give yourself a few weeks to read them all XD) to ALL the Historical Sisters in 2011! 

She took the most STUNNING portraits on AG's that I've ever seen... utterly beautiful photos, and all of her dolls look so... pristine! If you're thinking about getting a certain doll, see if you can find it in her gallery, you can see a variety of different dolls.
 
There are a few photo stories of hers that just bring back memories, haha. I love the Spy albums, and the traveling doll albums... oh traveling dollies... :)
Were you ever on Picasaweb albums? If so, what were you 'called' back then, I might remember you! I was "Zpobonck" and "Miss Zpobonck" for the longest time, but then I went to Jeneca, my real name, and to Zaidia, my pen name.
Jeneca (or Zpobonck)
(or Miss. Zpobonck)
(or Zaidia Black)
(orrrr Jeniqua Rose ;D )









Wednesday, September 11, 2013

American Doll Room Giveaway from Doll Diaries!

Eeee! This is the second ADR giveaway this season. So awesome. Many, many thanks to Doll Diaries for hosting this... and American Doll Room too!
You can enter here from your chance to win. :)
American Girl doll house

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Peak Inside the September 2013 AG Catalog...

Hi there! I got my American Girl catalog yesterday, and I thought I'd takes some pictures and show you some of the new release.
 First thing I noticed... that I had totally forgotten... the bittys! They were redesigned and re-released with quite a few new bittys.
 I thought it was funny that they put out a snowman... so easy to make, but AG's is adorable. More importantly, I love that new jacket/sweater!
 Anyone else think this pictures is weird? Sure, a bun on your head is fine, I like it like that... but that's a bit poofy. XD
 Look at this beautiful new table and chairs set! I love the table and the chairs and beautiful... At the price though, $90, it will not be finding a new home here in Molly's kitchen, haha.
 I am not a fan of this outfit. It looks cheap and thrown together. Plasticity lace skirt with tulle underneath? A simple white shirt with a sequined neck? No good, in my opinion. For thirty dollars, I would much rather purchase the Sweet Spring dress next to it.
 It's in every catalog these days, but I really love this sleepover set up!
*sigh* I still can't except that Molly's going out the door. She's been here the longest! Don't worry, I won't start ranting, however much I was tempted to keep going just now, haha. At least she's gett her time in the spotlight.

 Molly's second full page... I'm not sure that I like her new bed, but I'm a stick in the mud for all this new stuff, so to say. Her new PJ's are cute! And the holiday dresses are, as always, beautiful. :)

 Look at this new Bitty! LOOK HOW CUTE IT IS! This has got to be one of the cutest bittys out there... Look at this adorable bright brown eyes! So unique... I love this one.
 I was surprised how many new bittys there are... it's great! Now we just need a few bitty twins.
I am so proud of AG... green eyes! Amazing idea! I've not been to fond of a lot of the stuff they've been doing lately, i.e, major price ranges, un-necessary retiring of certain historicals... but this re-release of the bitty babies is lovely. :)
This bitty isn't new, is it? I thought it was when I took the picture, but now I'm not so sure. It's still cute though, I love he/she. :)
Those are my thoughts! Have you gotten your catalog yet? What do you think of the new release?