Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Leaving for North Carolina...

Hey friends!
I fly down to North Carolina tomorrow for the Donna Downey Inspired Event and I am almost ready to go! My kits were packed and shipped last week, I've taken care of all the last minute details and I am so excited to be going! It's kept me so busy the last month or so. I can't wait to see this whole event in action. And Sharon is going with me to help with the classes. I love seeing her and spending time with her. The whole experience will be well worth all the hard work it took to get ready for it.
I wanted to share my latest creation-this funky Lollipop apron you see below. I have been hoarding my Prima Lollipop flowers for some time and I thought it was time to use them up. I took them apart and mixed them up to create some funky flowers. I added some pebbles to some of the centers too.

I painted the main part with Aqua Acrylic paint, added Lettuce to the bottom ruffle and lathered some "Be positive" Glimmer Glam on the sash. (I was lucky enough to snag a bottle from CHA-hehe)

I originally thought of making a border across the bottom but it didn't look quite right to me. So instead-I have them cascading down the front in no particular order...

This is Jack's good friend Maddie modeling it for me. I had a hard time photographing it without it being shown this way and she sweet enough to help me out. Love this girl!
I think I might wear this to the event over the weekend-what do you think?

And last but not least-my sweet boy Bryan had his First Communion this past weekend. It was a beautiful ceremony and I am so proud of him. He says he's a man now. Not too sure about that but it is a big step in his little life. And I LOVED having him all dressed up-I never get to see that-EVER! He's a photo of my two boys before we headed out....

So that's it for now! I plan to share some photos and stories when I get back.
Wish me luck!
xoxo Cari

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Monday, May 3, 2010

More Tattered Angels and Prima!

Hey friends!
Hope you all had a great weekend! It was a little crazy for us so it flew by too fast! Next weekend will be pretty much the same. It's that time of year with celebrations, plans and school is winding down. I am knee deep in kits for the Donna Downey Inspired event...I need to get them mailed today. So wish me luck on that-LOL!

Prima has continued their product swap with Tattered Angels and I wanted to share my large canvas bag I covered with Glimmer Mist! I used Cinder to color the background-it took about two to three coats to get the depth I was going for. But the strap has more of a washout look. I love the two tone look.

I let the Cinder layers dry completely and then covered it with Claudine Helmuth's Multi Medium to protect the surface and it will make it eay to spot clean if needed. Then I added Spring Rain mist-love this color! You can see the subtle blue shine over the Cinder. The light cathes it just right and it looks so cool.

I added Prima felt roses and felt stems from our De Vines line-I am loving these on all kinds of projects! Then of course I had to add the bling and velvet leaves.

Hope you like it-It came together better than I expected. A large surface can be intimidating to work with especialy with a lot of color. I am here to tell you-just go for it. You'll be so happy when it's done and you will have a fabulous bag for your SLR or video cameras...totally unique!
Be back soon with more news and projects!
Thanks friends..
xoxo Cari

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