Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!


Make your own light box

If you are looking for CAS on Sunday please scroll down!

I have been wanting to make my very own light box for quite sometime

and today seemed like as good a time as any.

So yesterday afternoon I let my fingers do the walking

on the computer and found a

vast amounts of do it yourself light boxes.

 This is the one I decided to use!

Here are a couple photos of hubby helping me make mine.


Cardboard box,Poster board,Tissue, and tape

Tools: T-square, exacto knife, scissors



I didn’t have any NEW tissue paper so we made do.  Hubby is trying to make it as tight as possible without ripping it.


Here is a side view of the tissue taped.


Here is the final product.  It’s not the prettiest thing in the world,

but hey, I am the only one that will have to look at it!

Inside they suggest you take a piece of poster board and lay it carefully…almost

like a slide, so that there are no creases in the photo.  I do have it taped on the top of the box

so that it doesn’t slide down.


Here it is ready to go in my son’s bedroom!

I think I need a light on top! 😦


If you have any questions at all let me know!

I sure hope this improves my photos!!!

I still need to get special light bulbs.

Here are the first two photos I took today to see how they would look.



Considering I still need to figure out; placement of the

lights, whether the card needs to be near the front or farther back,

 the right light bulbs, and camera settings…!

 I think they look ten times better!

If you scroll down to the previous post you can compare….a before and after.

What do you think?


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Alfred Gordon Photography…

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Please give them a call if you need any photos taken, you won’t be disappointed!!

The first one is my favorite, but love them all!!!

Isn’t he handsome??

Thanks as always for visiting me and have a great week!