Friday, November 27, 2009

friday creative: holiday edition #5

can you believe it's week 5 of our holiday friday creatives already? and now that we've had a lovely thanksgiving, i feel like i can start decorating for christmas! so i've preempted the project i had originally planned for today to bring you this wonderful project from the latest issue of the lovely country living magazine...a photo wreath. i just fell in love with this idea! i think it is a great idea for the holidays and a fabulous gift idea too!supplies:
-wreath form (they come in wire or craft board...i recommend the craft board if you can find it because it's easier to adhere photos to the flat surface)
-strong liquid adhesive (like Quick Grip or Zip Dry)
how to:
-first make copies of any photos that are precious originals. i used some copies of special older photos of my family and some of my favorite recent holiday photos.
-arrange photos on wreath form. once you're happy with the look, adhere with a small amount of adhesive (a small amount so photos don't warp).
-tie ribbon in a bow or knot as desired and adhere to the back of the wreath form.
-hang and enjoy!

happy friday!
xo, carly

Friday, November 20, 2009

friday creative: holiday edition #4

today's project is a holiday tradition in our house, photo ornaments! it is a super fun idea from the treasury girls a few years ago and we add to our collection each year. i've also made whole sets to give as
-craft glass ornaments
-double-sided adhesive & adhesive dots (like Glue Dots)
-photos (printed on lighter weight paper and sized to fit inside ornament, mine are 1x1.5)

how to:
-adhere photos (or photo and message) back to back with ribbon between.
-remove top of ornament, roll photos gently and insert into ornament.
-use the end of paintbrush (or chopstick, pencil, etc) to unroll the photo inside the ornament, making sure to keep the end ribbon outside the ornament.
-adhere the ribbon to the top, outside of the ornament with an adhesive dot and trim off excess ribbon. Replace the metal top.
-ta-da! isn't it cute?!
happy friday!
xo, carly

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

so cute...

i just have to share a few of the super cute photos from my buddy tammy t's holiday photo shoot but i'm keeping the best ones a secret because their cards this year are going to be a riot! so here's a little peek...thanks guys!
xo, carly

Friday, November 13, 2009

friday creative: holiday edition #3

it's week 3 of our holiday projects and i hope you're having as much fun as i am! this week's project is a really fun and easy photo decor project inspired by martha stewart that can start with holiday photos and cards but easily stay up all year, a photo shutter! they make a great spot for not just photos but love notes, artwork, invitations, even mail. look how cute...
-shutters (local bellingham girls, look for sets to "recycle" at the re-store)
-assorted clips
-photos & notes

how to:
-if shutter have adjustable louvers, lock them by "up" with a small nail through the tilt bar and frame.
-paint and sand as desired.
-tuck photos & cards in shutters and secure with clips.
-wouldn't this make an adorable gift? and you could also secure the shutters to the wall in an entryway or kitchen for an organization center, so cute!

happy friday!
xo, carly

Thursday, November 12, 2009

so fun...

so i know i'm way behind on blogging but i'm trying to catch up and i wanted to share some fun photos from an awesome session with the hackler family. we were racing to beat the rain, trying to get some senior photos for their oldest ryan and trying to fit in a few family portraits too and they were just awesome! i had a blast (and ryan totally cracked me up the whole time plus he had awesome ideas). here's just a few of my favorites...
thanks guys!
xo, carly

Friday, November 6, 2009

friday creative: holiday edition #2

this is our second installment in the holiday editions of friday creative and it is also the biy (buy it yourself) project i promised you last week. when i saw this product by kikkerland, i totally fell in love and i think it would make a great holiday gift for a lot of people on santa's list (especially for only $10)...the photoclip spider.
-photoclip spider*
-photos, cards & other memorabilia

how to:
-it's comes fully assembled so just add photos & hang!

*kikkerland makes some other really cool photo products, you can check them out and purchase them here. and for you local ladies (bellingham), i picked my photoclip spider up at cresswell boggs, a super cute store downtown.

happy friday!
xo, carly