Wednesday, December 29, 2010

friday creative on wednesday!

today we are making photo confetti just in time to add to your new year's parties! turning your favorite photos from 2010 into confetti is a wonderful way to celebrate your memories and ring in the new year!
-photos (i recommend starting with wallets)
-circle punches (i used a 1.75 punch and a .5 punch) or scissors (because the circles don't have to be perfect)

how to:
-punch (or cut) your favorite parts of the photos into circles.
-punch (or cut) cardstock circles.
-now you have confetti to add to your celebration!

happy wednesday! hope you have a great friday and a happy new year's eve!

xo, carly

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

long time no see...

oh my goodness it's been a long time since i've blogged! i'm so sorry! we've been very, very busy here at carly tee photography & design and then there were the holidays...well, you know. please forgive me!

i hope you all had wonderful holidays and are looking forward to a very exciting new year! we sure are and we have lots of things to share but not quite yet...

first i wanted to let you know to tune in tomorrow for a friday creative on wednesday! we have a fun and easy party decor project that you can make just in time for your new year's eve celebrations.

see you tomorrow!
xo, carly

Friday, December 10, 2010

friday creative

here is a little holiday photo holder, quick and easy to whip together with some peppermint sticks!
-4 peppermint sticks
-two 12 inch pieces of twine

how to:
-stack peppermint sticks with photo sandwiched in middle and secure with twine. trim off excess twine. cute right?!
-this would also make an adorable place card holder.

happy friday!
xo, carly

Thursday, December 9, 2010

a fun idea...

my cute friend tammy t had a fun idea to display holiday cards in a carly tee design wire photo stand! thanks tammy!
xo, carly

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

sugar & spice

so while i'm not ready to start making christmas goodies for my friends & family, i am certainly ready to start eating christmas goodies...hence these little ginger babies! i just love gingersnaps, they make the whole house smell like christmas!
-3/4 cup butter
-1 cup brown sugar (packed)
-1 egg
-1/4 cup molasses
-2 1/4 cups flour
-2 teaspoons soda
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1 teaspoon ginger
-1/2 teaspoon cloves
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-sugar (for rolling)

mix butter, brown sugar, egg & molasses. blend in remaining ingredients (except sugar). cover and chill 1 hour. preheat oven to 375. shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar, place on lightly greased or parchment covered cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes (or until just set). makes about 4 dozen.

hope you're having a sweet day too!
xo, carly

Friday, December 3, 2010

friday creative

today we are making a sweet (and chocolaty) holiday gift that comes together quickly and for $10 or less! with homemade cocoa in a jar and a personalized photo tag, you'll be sure to make someone's holiday bright! supplies:
-jar pdf (find it has all the recipes & tags)
-cocoa ingredients
-photos (wallets are a great size to start with)
-ribbon or twine
-hole punch

how to:
-make cocoa mix by layering in your jar (classic & peppermint recipes are on the pdf).
-make your photo tag by printing pdf out at 100% on white cardstock and cutting out tags. then cut down photo to 1.75x1.75 square and adhere to tag.
-punch hole in tag and attach to jar with ribbon or twine.
-ta-da, you have a super sweet gift !

happy friday!
xo, carly

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

happy december

happy december everyone! i hope this is the start of a magical holiday season for everyone. remember to take lots of pictures!

xo, carly

p.s. this is day 1 of our little advent, the first candy cane of the season!