Tuesday, April 30, 2013

{tulip festival} roozen gaarde

Roozen Gaarde | Soft Color
Hello lovely peoples! Today I'm sharing the photos I took while visiting RoozenGaarde for the Tulip Festival last Saturday. The weather was perfect for taking nature pics with it being overcast and the rain holding off until just as we were walking towards the exit. Ryan and I went with his folks who are visiting from San Diego and we had the best time. I even brought home a souvenir in the shape of two tulip bouquets (you can see both of them sticking out of my backpack in the last photo).  There are a couple of my photos to view right here and instead of breaking all the pics up into two posts I decided to do a slideshow video!! Here it is. Enjoy (we sure did). XO

P.S.  Since the detail in the photos is so much better, I highly recommend watching this video in HD by clicking on the Roozen Gaarde | Tulip Festival 2013 link below the video box.

Roozen Gaarde | Tulip Festival 2013 from Carrie Elias on Vimeo.
Roozen Gaarde | Field Roozen Gaarde | Petal Roozen Gaarde | From Below Roozen Gaarde | My Sweets Roozen Gaarde | From the Top Roozen Gaarde | Dan Roozen Gaarde |Diana Roozen Gaarde | Flaming Parrot Roozen Gaarde | Tulips in my Backpack

Photos taken by me (except the ones of me taken by Ryan, and the one of Ryan and I taken by his mom). Photoshop actions by yours truly.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

{meet} harper rain

{baby} harper rain | and mommy

My darling little niece is now one month old. On Sunday after our walk at the beach Amber, Harper and I stepped outside into my mom's backyard so I could snap a could pics (Amber took the photos with me in them). Can you tell we all are totally smitten? XO

{baby} harper rain | fingers {baby} harper rain | sweet {baby} harper rain | love {baby} harper rain | belly {baby} harper rain | feet {baby} harper rain | darling {baby} harper rain | socks {baby} harper rain | happy

Sunday, April 21, 2013

{layout} a puppy or two

{layout} a puppy or two | thread
After finishing up this layout fairly recently I've run out of 2013 photos to scrapbook so I now need to have more printed.....and I am so looking forward to it! This layout highlights some Instagrams I took while on a winter walk with Ryan, my sister Amber, and our puppies. We made our way down to the Dungeness River off of River Road. Take a look.

{layout} a puppy or two | full

As you can see in a few of these pics I left all the excess thread from sewing, experimented with popping up photos in different ways (like only in the middle), altered some glitter word stickers to spell what I wanted, used lots of different patterned papers, a couple punches, and used quite a few embellishments from Basic Grey.  XO

{layout} a puppy or two | layers {layout} a puppy or two | glitter letters {layout} a puppy or two | raised photos {layout} a puppy or two | date

Friday, April 19, 2013

{snapshots} from port williams

{snapshots} springtime at port williams | family

In addition to shooting some video, I took a couple snapshots from our walk at the beach on Sunday. The clouds were breathtaking, the sun was hot (and it made the water sparkle), the breeze was very cold and everyone was cheerful. If you haven't seen it yet, the video from this walk can be found HERE. XO
{snapshots} springtime at port williams | walking the dogs {snapshots} springtime at port williams | boots {snapshots} springtime at port williams | run

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

{video} springtime at port williams

Vintage Springtime at Port Williams from Carrie Elias on Vimeo.

Hey y'all.  Over the weekend Ryan and I spent some much needed time relaxing at my mom's house in Sequim.  On Sunday, a few of us went for a dreamy morning walk at one of the local beaches.....and I used my DSLR to take some video.  It's not perfect, but shares what it felt like to be there so I really love it.  Let me know what you think, and if you have any ideas that I can use for next time.  You can see the original (non-color enhanced) video HERE.  XO

P.S.  How amazing were the clouds!?!
Song from the Hanna Soundtrack by The Chemical Brothers.