Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Bliss filled days...

The first few days of my trip were spent with my sister and her family in San Diego. This was such a treat!! Chloe got to play with her cousins and I got to spend some quality time with my sister. Doesn't get much better than that. We had a blast! We had a girls outing to two of her favorite scrapbook stores. Loved the Pink Pineapple:) I also taught her my banner class to get warmed up for my class at Sweetpeas. Fun!Then Joe and I headed out to LA to the amazing store Sweetpeas and Snapshots to teach my class. The banner above is what we made. My extra kits are in my etsy shop now!
Banner kits are SOLD OUT- thank you!!

The outside of Sweetpeas is so inviting. Check out her window displays! Mary informed me that the store space was moving locations, so she was feeling a bit emotional (but excited) about the change.

What a welcoming spread!!
The lovely Mary Smilove was so kind and generous. Just check out this store...

The ladies that attended my class were fabulous! We had such a great time.

Valarie even spent her birthday with us!

As you can see, people made different words on their banners. The kits come with a full alphabet, so you can do whatever you'd like! After Sweetpeas, we then headed over to Brentwood for a *gorgeous* wedding.

What a day!


tiffany said...

looks like you had a wonderful trip!
xo, Tiffany

Distressing Delilah said...

So nice to see what fun you had! The class looks like such a good time, and your pictures are wonderful!

Brenda Kula said...

Looks like lots of fun. It's always fun to get a group of women together sharing and creating. Never know where the conversation will go. Great store. So cute and cozy looking.

Scrappy Jessi said...

what a fab day!
your class looks so fun!
that store is so darling. i will get to go there before they move.
the wedding looked beautiful too.
im glad you got to escape to nice weather.

Alison Gibbs said...

What a fun time you had. Family and a class - so special
What a cute store.

Andria said...

What an amazing looking store! I wish I had something like that around here. And your banners are so great! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

hi kari!

oooh, what wicked fun you had!!! wish i could have been there!

hope the snow has melted up by you...there's still snow in our yards!

hey, will be going to dc to visit lia this weekend...i can't wait!

take care!!!

xo mary ann
xo, mary ann

mary k said...

Kari, I am sure you wowed them with your banner kits. So glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time. Nice to get away from the MN winter. Spring will come.

Dyan said...

The wedding pictures are lovely,a canopy of flowers to be wed, how romantic. I'm glad you had fun teaching the class, the store looks all sorts of fun with all those goodies, I would have lots of fun there.

LaVerne said...

Kari, I was soooo excited to buy one (the LAST one, actually)of the banner kits...I'm down in central Texas so opportunities to attend such inspiring and invigorating workshops don't come along too often. It will be so much fun to make a banner with guidance from the instructions and suggestions of such a talented and creative "master" . LaVerne in Texas

AnastasiaC said...

Mary's shop looks amazing!! cant wait to visit it one day...sounds like you had a great class!!

jillian said...

Love how the banners turned out. Looks like sooo much fun! Beautiful wedding pics too!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

The banners are just so cute and looks like everyone had a great time. Gorgeous setup for a wedding.

heidi said...

wow kari, what a fabulous whirlwind weekend you had! looks like everyone enjoyed the class ~ love sweetpeas, and the wedding was dreamy! xo, heidi

Staffordshire Garden said...

What wonderful banner kits you did. It looks like it was a very fun workshop. The store looks like a lot of fun as well.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

I love all your photos! What great memories! And those ladies all made such sweet banners with your kit! Congrats on pulling this adventure off!
Everyday Cookies

Susan/sweetimaginations said...

I saw that you would be teaching there and wish I could have attended...we just live a couple miles up the hill from Sweetpeas! Looks like I missed a fun day. Come back soon!!!

Kimla Kay said...

What beautiful pictures. You, by the way, look absolutely gorgeous and extremely happy. Thanks for sharing your experience.