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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11 comments:

Rachel said...

Have a great trip Cari ... I so wish I could take a class with you! SIGH .. maybe some day! Love the apron and you have some handsome men there!

Hugs
Rach
XOOX

MYLIFEMYPUGSMYSCRAPBOOK said...

Cari, that apron is beautiful and so is your little helper modeling it! Very cute. And your boys are soooooo adorable, thanks so much for sharing a pic of them : ). Have an awesome time in NC and hopefully you'll have awesome weather since it's so crappy here!!

Anonymous said...

that apron is adorable!!! have fun!

marty

Vanessa said...

LOVE the apron! I could imagine wearing it and feeling so happy cooking! The boys look so handsome! Enjoy it, I remember when my son looked like that! Now it's a mohawk and BLACK clothes most of the time...bleh, oh well, I love him anyway!

phamil said...

Good Luck Cari!!!! And your family is beautiful, what a handsome boy, he favors his mama a lot!

Anonymous said...

Always love your lollipop stuff that's just my style. Jack's little friends has no hips yet to support that apron! She can make it a happy cape, things heros are made of. And little Brian is soooo handsome. Makes he want to cry they grow so fast. Your sweet little men, too cute! Kathy G.

Jamie Dougherty (jaylynn) said...

LOve that apron!! hope you guys had a great time :)

Shemaine Smith said...

Oh so jealous! Wish I could have gone...amazing just amazing! And the pics I've been seeing of you are gorgeous!!! Wowee!!!

Amy Baldwin said...

Hi Cari-
I just discovered your blog and absolutely love it! Your art is beautiful and I must say every single piece is a pure masterpiece! I plan on following your blog from now on...talk about things in common...I am a mother of 2 boys, Jack & Sam...and my favorite colors are aqua and red! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

Love My Tapes said...

I keep stoppin by to some some more of your fabby creations!!! BLOG back Blog back!!! lol

Birgit Koopsen said...

Oh my, that apron is stunning! Wish it were mine! :)