Last month, I flew to North Carolina to work with Carson-Dellosa on their Color Me Bright and Carson Kids decor sets. Despite being REALLY sick with a virus, I made it through the weekend and even enjoyed myself.
Thursday night, I was all packed and ready to go Friday after work, when the virus hit. A friend came to the rescue with anti-nausea medication and I made it through the rest of the weekend without puking! The fever, chills, and aches were kept at a manageable level with lots of Advil.
As you can see above, my cat thought she could hitch a ride in my leopard luggage! This luggage is so old and by DVF. I love it because it is so easy to spot at luggage claim.
Finally, I arrived at my hotel in Greensboro, NC and waiting at the desk was a sweet care package from Carson-Dellosa.
The next day, I was so excited to meet the other bloggers and the Carson-Dellosa team. Only five bloggers were selected to attend the summit: Cheryl Saoud of Primary Graffiti, Anna Brantley of Crazy for First Grade, Denise Boehm of Sunny Days in Second Grade, Erin Klein of Kleinspiration, and me! What an honor!!
Cheryl and Anna were my first two blogging friends! We have actually met several times before. They are always so sweet and I love catching up with them. I had never met Denise and Erin before, in person, but knew them from the blogging world. They were awesome and I am so glad I got to know them in real life! I cannot wait to see them again in Vegas this summer.
This is what I started with:
Carson-Dellosa Color Me Bright, Carson Kids, Ikea furniture, and some Target bins.
We did a quick trip to Hobby Lobby for some more accents. Oh my word! I had never been to a Hobby Lobby before and that place is just AMAZING!! I wish we had one on Long Island.
Despite being really sick, I enjoyed sitting down and working with the Carson-Dellosa products. I love the brightness of the Color Me Bright set. It makes me want to re-do my classroom!
Color Me Bright File Folder Word Walls, a Carson-Dellosa file folder pocket chart, and a lime pom.
I made the "Be the most brilliant color in the box" sign for the yellow Hobby Lobby frame. You can snag it below by clicking the image. I also made signs for Cheryl's Bubbly Blues Decor Set and Anna's "Buggy" for Bugs set.
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The pencil cutouts are part of the Carson Kids bulletin board set. I wrapped tulle ribbon around mason jars to hold the pencils.
I wrapped and glued Color Me Bright boarder around this pop-up organizer by Carson-Dellosa.
The bins above are from Target.com. The labels are part of the Color Me Bright Sticker Set. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby as well as the straws. The borders, "centers" letters, center pockets, and circle cutouts are from the Color Me Bright Line. The kids are cutouts from the Carson Kids line.
I created labels for these shoe box bins using the Color Me Bright stickers.
I hot-glued ribbon from Hobby Lobby around the Ikea table.
On the left on the bulletin board above is the Carson Kids Best Behavior Bulletin Board Set. On the right, is the Color Me Bright Calendar Set and pockets.
The pinwheel, sitting puffs, and bins are also from Hobby Lobby. The pocket charts, file folders, games, borders, cutouts, and nonfiction books are by Carson-Dellosa. Again, I used KG fonts, typed names/labels up on my computer and glued them onto the cutouts.
I hope you enjoyed this post and will check out Carson-Dellosa for the products showcased in this post.
I would like to thank the whole Carson-Dellosa team and especially Sarah and Nicole for arranging the summit and Amanda and Leah my two "assistants" for the weekend. You all did an amazing job of making us feel welcome!