Thursday, September 10, 2009

Been sooo busy!

Hello all!
I think i have neglected my blog long enough...don't ya think? I started a new job yesterday!
I am now working in Bryan's school as an aide for the first grade team. So far-I love it! And it's only part time which is great since I still have household duties to do as well. And don't get me wrong--I am not one of those Moms that needs to be in the same building checking up on Bry all the time. It just so happened that they had an opening. The High School is bummed since they really wanted me to work there but they had no openings at all. I will miss the sweet sassy teens I got to know last year. I saw Bry today when he came in for lunch as we were walking out to the playground. To his horror-I tried to kiss him real quick on the cheek. He put out his arms as stiff as he could and backed into the wall--haha!! So i guess I won't try that anymore...LOL!

I have also been really busy with projects and here is one I hope will inspire. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from layouts and create projects instead. I created this one and took it to CHA for display.
It's a book purse! I took all of the pages from some boring book Pete had on the shelf that he never read and just used the cover. He'll never know it's gone and besides- I would never think of using one of my books. I lined it inside and out. I used Prima packaging as the sides and covered the seams with trim. The front is decorated with a felt branch, gallery roses, leaves and a bird. The I lightly sprayed the entire outside with Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist for an aged, sparkly look. I punched holes at the top and added ribbon as my handles.

I plan to use it to go out to dinner with the girls some night soon!

So thats it for today! i hope this inspired you to go out and make something beautiful for yourselves!
I promise to be back soon with more fun projects!
Have a great day!
xoxo Cari

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Lucy Edson said...

Stunning project, Cari - loved this so much when I saw it at CHA - fun and creative!

Hope you enjoy your new job! Sounds like fun!

The Sonboul's said...

this is SUCH a CUTE bag!!! I love the colors!!!

Kaytee said...

CUTE!!!! Very inspiring Cari!

Scrappy said...

This is beautiful! I love visiting your blog. So inspiring!

phamil said...

That is just adorable! We got our Prima shipment at the store, it was like a catfight openin the box! Me & Genia were both like "mine, mine, mine" LOL! I can't wait to play this week-end!

I know what you mean about the kids at school, I remember volunteering in Patrick's room and him being the same way!!!!! At least you get to "see" him throughout the day!!!!

Rebecca said...

Congrats on the job Cari! Love the purse - so cute - how about a CLASS for that project some day??

Unknown said...

stunning project hun! I am a teacher assistant as well!! Thansk for your lovely comments, means a lot
hugs xxx

elina said...

This is just fantastic!!

Kudzu said...

wow!..i LOVE this. and i'd love to try to make one for myself, if it comes out as beautiful as yours...for others,too! i was looking for the snowman have great things here!