Friday, November 4, 2011

Bubblegum Life over at Blume and Grow

{autumn} hues #3

I'm excited to share that starting today, you'll find I've moved Bubblegum Life over to my Blume and Grow blog for now!  To see this week's photo prompt go HERE.  Have a lovely weekend!!!

Love, Carrie

Friday, October 28, 2011

Your Appointment with Friday

Happy almost Halloween to you! For this week's photo prompt I decided that it was finally time for.....

It's Tradition

*our little pumpkin* *goofy doggie*

Gloria and I enjoyed this photo prompt around the same time last year, and I thought it would be nice excuse to share another Fall tradition this October too!  In general I am not a traditional kind of girl, but there's something about Autumn that draws me towards loving some of the same activities.  Last year I shared my chrysanthemum planting tradition.  This year I am sharing the annual *Ponyo with pumpkins photo*!!!  You can see last year's photo HERE (and little Ponyo was only 13 weeks in that sweet!).  Do you have any traditions during the Fall?

Love, Carrie

Friday, October 21, 2011

Your Appointment with Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  This weeks photo prompt is to.....

Take a photo with a pumpkin

*take a photo with a pumpkin* *pumpkins!* *our choices* *pumpkin patch*

For this prompt you can use your tripod, have someone else take the photo, or whatever else you think sounds the photo I took of Ryan and my feet with our pumpkin choices in between : ) 

Ryan was sweet enough to happily take these photos of me while we were at the pumpkin patch by our house a couple evenings ago.  And he even let me take a couple pics of him with the green pumpkin (which I'll share on my Blume and Grow blog in a few days).  The ambiance was pretty cool since it was starting to get dark in this place filled with all these bright orange pumpkins, hanging lights, and the typical kiddie rides.

Enjoy your pumpkin time this week!
Love, Carrie

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Quail Gardens Mini

*qbg mini* {1} *qbg mini* {2} *qbg mini* {3} *qbg mini* {4} *qbg mini* {5} *qbg mini* {6} *qbg mini* {7} *qbg mini* {8} *qbg mini* {9} *qbg mini* {10} *qbg mini* {11} *qbg mini* {12} *qbg mini* {13} *qbg mini* {14} *qbg mini* {16} *qbg mini* {15}

As a little treat to ourselves, Nely and I each created minibooks using our Quail Botanical Gardens / *Explore Nature* photos!  You can click on the collage that shows each of my minibook pages to see them larger in Flickr.  The design was pretty much the same for each section.  The first photo has paint splatter, and Thickers/alpha sticker text for a title.  Then there is a piece of Hambly with two 4x6 pages back to back, with the next page decorated with sewn paper strips and an embellishment.  There also is an occasional 5x7 photo page with back to back photos thrown in.  The last page is an envelope filled with a few extra 4x6 photos, and an instax.  Fitting so many photos into this album was a little tricky, but the whole process was really fun!!!

I'll be back on Friday with a new photo prompt for the weekend.....until then, I hope you enjoy these lovely Fall days!

Love, Carrie

Monday, October 10, 2011

Birthday Photoshoot

As promised, here are more of the photos from my birthday photoshoot with Nely.....

*Comforts* *Exploring* *Fall Leaves* *Relaxing* *Smiles* *Raindrop* *Focus* *What's That?!?* *Yellow Bamboo* *Soft Light* *A Lilly Pond*

(These photos of me were taken by Nely, all other taken by moi.  All photoshop actions by me.)

Stay tuned for my Project Monday using almost all of the photos from this shoot!  Have a wonderful week.....

Love, Carrie

Friday, October 7, 2011

Your Appointment with Friday

This week's photo prompt was super fun to shoot and perfect lighting from the cool overcast day.....just like I imagine a tropical Fall would feel!  The prompt is to:

Explore Nature

Out For a Stroll Lots of Color Let's Explore Seeing Yellow Framed by Bamboo Happy Daisies Emerald Green Surroundings Like a Watercolor Painting Just Relax Streams of Sunlight Lush Forests

(Photos of me taken by Nely)

For this prompt, sweet Nely and I visited the Quail Botanical Gardens! It is walking distance from my house, and a lovey place for exploring and snapping photos.  My favorite sections were the tropical rainforest's and a whole field filled with all different types of bamboo forests.  So beautiful!!!  I have a few more photos to share AND a giant minibook for my Project Monday, so make sure to check back for more fun.

Love, Carrie

Friday, September 30, 2011

Your Appointment with Friday

Happy last day of September! This week's photo prompt feels a bit darker and a little vintage.....perfect for the season changing into Fall. The prompt is:

Black & White

*the paddock*

I took these photos at the Del Mar Racetrack.  Ryan, a friend, and I spent the early evening (a few weeks ago) soaking up the glow of the setting sun while placing crazy fun bets, cheering on our horses, enjoying a beer and popcorn snack (no beer for me of course), and walking from our seats to the paddock to look at all these lovely beauties in between races.....

*jockey* *walking to the paddock* *del mar racetrack* *enjoying the view* *round the last turn*

It was exciting and fun, made even more enjoyable by our surroundings.....the beautiful racetrack grounds.  And I am so in love with color that I had to slip in a few color photos!  However I originally was inspired to take black and white photos here by all the beautiful vintage B&W prints that decorates the walls of this building.....

*beautiful grounds* *betting on my horse*

And to top it all off, Devo played after the races (no photos of them, sorry)!  Ryan and I enjoyed their show so much he bought their newest album, witch I absolutely LOVE!!!

Enjoy your black & white photo taking this week!  I hope you find it as inspiring as I did : )
Love, Carrie