Sunday, October 31, 2010

cuties in santa hats

as promised, here are more sneak peeks from the holiday mini sessions!thanks to all my adorable, wonderful & fun clients!
xo, carly

Saturday, October 30, 2010

more sneak peeks!

as promised, here are more sneak peeks of my cute, cute clients from the holiday mini sessions!xo, carly
p.s. stay tuned from even more!

Friday, October 29, 2010

more news about the holiday market

did you hear that everyone who comes to the holiday market is getting a set of these adorable vinyl snowflakes from treasury?*
you luckys! and pop over to the treasury blog to check out some of the cute things you can make in mere minutes with this adorable snowflake vinyl, courtesy of heidi fay.

and wanna know another fun thing happening at the holiday market? we are having a raffle to win a carly tee designs photo ladder! this is one of my favorite carly tee products, it's handmade by my cute hubby! tickets will be $2, we will draw a winner before my class and one lucky person will get to take home their very own photo ladder! (photo ladders are regularly $75 so it's pretty fun!)
xo, carly

*free snowflake vinyls are while supplies last, help us make enough by RSVPing to our facebook event!

friday creative

ok, i know it's not even quite halloween yet but there are just TONS of holiday ideas that i want to share with you and with the holiday market coming, i'm totally in the spirit! it's just time to get started! today's project is a fun idea from miss martha stewart and i just couldn't resist it, cookie cutter photo ornaments!
-cookies cutter
-liquid adhesive

how to:
-trace cookie cutter on the back side of photo and cut out.
-dab a small amount of liquid adhesive along the edge of the cookie cutter and then press it to your photo, aligning the edges.
-attach ribbon two ways, either before adhering photo or thread a narrow ribbon through a needle and carefully push between the photo and ornament.
-ta-da! won't these make great little stocking stuffers and gifts?

xo, carly

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

holiday mini sessions peek

so i know we've been a little slow to catch up around here this week after the amazing ruffles & rust show last weekend but we're finally getting there. we have lots of sneak peeks this week and lots of fun holiday market stuff too! so stay tuned. and up first...

here are the berrey boys and aren't they so ridiculously cute?!
xo, carly

Friday, October 22, 2010

friday creative

today is a friday creative introduction, meet the new carly tee designs skeleton key photo ornament!made from vintage skeleton keys, they make great holiday ornaments or an everyday wall hangings (i recommend groups of 3).
we are very excited to introduce this new product first at the ruffles & rust show (tonight & tomorrow) and holiday market (coming up soon). and very soon it will also be available in our online store!

happy friday, hope to see you at ruffles & rust this weekend!
xo, carly

Thursday, October 21, 2010

ruffles & rust

the show is just days away and we are sooooo excited! we have lots of super fun vintage stuff and carly tee designs stuff too! we hope you come see us this saturday and don't forget your coupon for $3 off saturday admission...
(click this link for a printable version)

see you soon!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


meet derrick, class of 2011 and another one of my stylish, awesome seniors this year! (like how i'm claiming them now?) well here's a little peek for the wonderful & gorgeous miss derrick from our shoot at fort casey.thanks miss derrick! and thanks miss lori (derrick's awesome mama) for being my fabulous assistant.
xo, carly

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

more sneak peeks...

here's a little sneak peek for the desmet family. we had fun running around hovander park one evening (and we were running, trying to catch the light before it got dark). thanks for being so cute & sweet and running around with me desmet family!
xo, carly

Monday, October 18, 2010

sneak peek

here's a little sneak peek for the hansen family. we spent one morning strolling around whatcom falls park and snapping some family portraits. aren't they such a cute family?!
thanks hansens!
xo, carly

Saturday, October 16, 2010

guess who's coming to my class?!

i bet you're wondering about the winner of thursday's contest to win a spot in my wire photo stand decor class that's being held at the holiday market. well i'm excited to announce the winner is it all adds up aka jenn. congrats jenn, i'm super excited to have you in my class! thanks to everyone else for your comments, you can still grab a spot by just heading over to the shop!

hope you're having a great saturday!
xo, carly

p.s. send me your contact info miss jenn,

Friday, October 15, 2010

friday creative

with halloween coming up soon, i thought it was time to make some little photo treats to give to friends and family. so today we're making little halloween lollipop photo wraps and i've made a little pdf too!supplies:
-photos (i recommend starting with wallet size)
-lollipop photo wraps (find our pdf here)
-paper trimmer

how to:
-print out and cut apart lollipop photo wraps.
-trim photos into 1.25x1.25 squares and adhere on far right top side of wrap.
-fold around lollipop stick and secure with adhesive.
-cute, no? and a fun, easy gift for friends & family!

happy friday!
xo, carly

p.s. there's still time to enter yesterday's contest!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

more news about the holiday market!

i'm super excited to be hosting a class during the holiday market! join me to decorate a carly tee designs wire photo stand...

you'll create 5 seasonal accessories, 2 book print & milk cap pinwheels, dictionary holly leaves with a jingle bell, glittered sheet music leaves and a vintage bottle cap magnet. all for only $12, just the cost of a wire photo stand! class includes all materials to complete accessories AND a wire photo stand!
join us saturday, november 6th
(during the holiday market at the treasury warehouse)

head over to our shop to see more photos & reserve your spot. and we only have 12...oops make that 11 because we are giving 1 away today! leave a comment here before 10am friday and you could win a spot in class!

xo, carly

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


mr. konnor is my buddy (and i think he's mama is pretty fun too)! here's a little sneak peek mr. k's latest pics. how cute is he?!love to you both konnor & kim!
xo, carly

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

winner winner!

the winner of ruffles & rust bloggers ball tickets is patty! yay!!!

just email me your info miss patty and i will get these tickets out in the mail for you,

xo, carly

Friday, October 8, 2010

friday creative

today's project is a little fall home or party decor idea. it's cute and super easy to put together, a twig photo holder...
-found twigs (my doggie ellie helped find these ones)
-twine or jute

how to:
-break twigs into approximately the same length and gather together as desired, binding one end (just one for now) with jute. i used about 8 twigs and mine are around 7 inches.
-insert photo (my photo is a 3.5x5) between twigs where it will sit/stand nicely (towards the back) and then wrap the other end of twigs with jute and secure. and make sure to do this all carefully so as to keep twigs and photo in place.
-this photo holder would also be super cute as a place card holder or a table number at a wedding!

happy friday!
xo, carly

p.s. miss kim, consider this a teensy tiny sneak peek for you of konnor's pics with more to come soon!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

coming soon...

the holiday mini sessions are coming soon!when: saturday, october 16th
what: a mini portrait session for only $25...join me for a 10 minute session and then you'll receive a cd of 5-10 custom edited digital photos, a color and black & white version of each. our theme for this year's holiday session is peppermint stripes! we'll have santa hats, old fashioned peppermint sticks and our back drop (see it in the photo above) has peppermint stripes too!

and we still have some spots available so email us to reserve yours,!
xo, carly

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

baby alex

after being lucky enough to get to take the first "family of five" portrait for my friends the dunkins (see it here), i got to have a little playdate with mama tamara and baby alex. now to be honest, miss alex wasn't all that interested in having her picture taken but we still got a few sweet ones. and miss alex and i got to snuggle for a little bit. she's so sweet, i'm excited for our next session!thanks to alex and her sweet mama too!
xo, carly

Sunday, October 3, 2010

exciting news...

we are teaming up with our friends treasury of memories to bring you the "holiday market" on saturday, november 6th! and you are invited!

we will have lots of fun carly tee photography & design products, including some brand new releases! and the treasury gals will have wonderful papercrafting kits, vinyl and canvas! plus we promise to provide tons of holiday inspiration!

stay tuned for more info, sneak peeks and even a few giveaways!

can't wait to see you there!
xo, carly

sneak peek for allison

continuing my amazing group of gorgeous & stylish seniors this fall, here's allison! she's super fun and i had a great time dragging her all over downtown bellingham. look how adorable she is!thanks miss allison!
xo, carly