Friday, January 28, 2011

friday creative: 2011 love edition #3

it's friday again, time to spread more love! today's project is super quick & easy and involves giving giant chocolate bars, always a good thing!supplies:
-chocolate bar wrap pdf (find it here)
-photos (wallets are a great size to start with)
-chocolate bar (you need a king size hershey bar)
-paper trimmer
-your favorite adhesive (i like double-sided tape for this)

how to:
-cut out chocolate bar wrap, wrap around chocolate and adhere.
-crop photo into a 1.75x1.75 square and adhere on top of wrap.
-and you're finished! super easy and cute right?!

happy friday!
xo, carly

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

a little idea...

with our big move, we've been doing lots of organizing and lots of paring down because there's nothing like packing to make you realize you have more than you need.

one thing that it was time to let go of was an old set of silverware but i was feeling very sentimental about it because it was silverware i had used growing up and then my mom had given it to me when i left home. so before donating it to someone who could use it, i had a little "portrait" session with my old forks and spoons.
maybe in your new year's organizing you have a memory that needs to be captured so get your camera out!

xo, carly

Friday, January 21, 2011

friday creative: 2011 love edition #2

today is the 2nd project in this year's love editions and we are making a sweet set of love-themed photo tickets. they make great gift tags on homemade sweets like these homemade oreos (yes, you read that correctly and you can find the awesome recipe here at the amazing "bake at 350" blog).

-ticket pdf (find it here)
-photos (try starting with wallets)
-paper trimmer (or scissors)
-your favorite adhesive (i like double-sided tape for this)
-3/4 circle punch (optional)
-and sweets for you sweetie!

how to:
-first, when cutting out tickets use punch or scissors to cut out circle notches at top and bottom of tickets.
-crop photos into 2x2 squares and adhere to tickets.
-that's it, now just attach to your packages of sweets. ta-da!

happy friday!
xo, carly

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

feeling lovey!

after last week's first 2011 friday creative love edition it seems like everyone is excited for valentine's day this year, so i thought it would be fun to check out last year's love editions!

here they are...
-photo cupcake toppers
-photo sweethearts
-valentine's fortunes
-valentine's bottle wraps
-valentines & heart envelopes
-heart display

see you friday for more of the 2011 love editions!
xo, carly

Friday, January 14, 2011

friday creative: 2011 love edition #1

today is the beginning of 2011 friday creative love editions! you know i LOVE valentine's day and i get super excited about showering my loves with love! today i'm taking my turn on the adorable kiss label craze and you know i added photos (& i made a pdf)! supplies:
-kiss labels (find the pdf here)
-photos (try using index prints)
-3/4 circle punch (or scissors because they don't have to be exact)
-your favorite adhesive (i like gluestick for this)

how to:
-this is so easy, just punch (or cut) kiss labels and photos.
-then adhere your labels and photos to your kisses.
-ta-da! isn't this such a sweet little treat from someone you love?!
-by the way, you can print the pdf on sticker paper but repeated punching of sticker paper can "gum" up some circle punches which is why i prefer plain cardstock and gluestick.

happy friday!
xo, carly

Thursday, January 13, 2011

catching up

first let me just say a huge heartfelt thank you for all of the sweet comments and emails i received after i spilled the beans about our move. i have the best friends and clients!

and second, i'm so sorry that i've been a bad blogger lately. i'm having a hard time balancing all my spinning plates and it shows! but i'm catching up with the 2011 love editions of friday creative (it's a 4 week series), some sneak peeks and just some other fun blog stay tuned!

and let's start it off with a little sneak peek of the adorable dowrey family. they are so sweet and fun! and how cute is baby b?!
xo, carly

Saturday, January 8, 2011


there are some changes happening for carly tee photography & design, exciting but bittersweet changes...

we have loved living and serving bellingham & whatcom county but it is time for our little family to make a move. we will miss our friends, family and clients terribly but will come back to visit often. our online shop will still be open and we hope to continue doing mini sessions in bellingham. you can find us serving sammamish & surrounding king county.

thank you!
carly & the team
(shaun & ellie the pup)