A Bella Glitterfest Weekend!

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This past weekend SEVERAL ladies and I joined in and became glitter bellas for a  weekend long event of crafing, friendship and renewed inspiration. It was wonderful seeing old faces again, and connecting with new.

The weekend "kicked-off" with Jessi's Bella Bus Tour.

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We had a fun 3 hours of shopping the Brass Armadillo Antique mall. WOW! I scored on lots of cute cute treasures! 

Here I am with goodies in hand!

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At checkout I managed to snag a cute photo of Lori, Tiffany, and the Queen herself….Jessi. 

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After shopping and lunch. Karla, Tiffany, Suzanne, Lori, Robin, and I made a little detour and went to visit Hannah's wallpaper.  

This was our expression when walking in.

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Wall to wall vintage wallpaper!!!!

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  Karla looking happy with her wallpaper find.

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Suzanne looking happy with her MANY rolls.

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 I got super lucky and SCORED on the first roll I picked up in the vintage childrens wallpaper section.

BUNNIES!!!!!

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After an excellent fun day of shopping it was time to get ready for the Welcome Night. First stop before the Welcome reception was the highly anticipated Glitter Lounge party hosted by Karla, Carol, and Carol's super sweet niece Shelly. 

Pink Champagne & cupcakes. YUMMM!!!

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A toast!

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Friend and roomie Lori.

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My other fabulous friend and roomie Tiffany.

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Texas sweetheart friend Joanna.

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 Lorraine Rose who I MOST adore!

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My other wonderful friends and adjoining roomies Andrea,Gabrielle, and Lori.

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 Amy and Lorraine.

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Hope & Lori looking cute & silly.

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The classes this year was AMAZING!!!!! Loved the projects!

The uber talented Pam Garrison.

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Jessi, Me, and Jennifer Murphy. Ooooh I am such a HUGE fan of her adorable mohair and pom pom creations!!!

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The class we took was "Bundle up Birdie". My little birdie turned out a bit sugary. Photos to come soon!

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One of the biggest hightlights of attending Silver Bella is the Vendor Fair. Tables among tables of the most fabulous vendors. It's a shoppers dream!!! 

Karla had her vendor table filled to the brim with vintage and handmade fancies.

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Lookie at her basket of dollies.

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Karla's little Sugarwings attended the big event. She is a little doll herself!

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The lovely Tricia of Vintage Bliss.

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 One of the highlights of my trip was seeing this gorgeous girl Miss Christine Rose Elle. She looked like a pretty pink confection all dolled up.

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The theme of this years event was 100 Aprons. All the ladies wore their best handcrafted apron.

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Lorraine in my opinion won best kitsch apron. She had little bitty frying pans all over her apron. She looked adorable!

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  Me and my big sis Jessi striking a pose.

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Fabulous & talented Lisa Kettell.

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This year they had a photo booth where the girls could cram inside and take fun and silly pics. 

Poor Lori! You can only see half her face in the pics. LOL!

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Me & Gabrielle

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Me & Christine 

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 I bought lots of sweet treats all of which I will show in my next post.:)

The next day we had the wonderful and amazing opportunity to hear Jo Packham of Where Women Create speak. I dont think there was a dry eye in the room. She moved us all with her soulful words and wisdom. I could have listen to Jo talk all day long. She is extremly humbled and connects so well with us creative women. Meeting Jo was another major highlight of my trip.

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You can never seem to get enough photos of your friends.  

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Swaps are an important part of Silver Bella. My big sister Jessi hosted a pre Bella book swap for the ladies that attended my En Le Jardin event.  We each made a page and Jessi made the cover and put the book together.

Jessi ALWAYS goes ALL out on the details. The wrapping paper was fab!!!

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The stunning book cover!!!! The beautiful pages inside will be shown on my next post.

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Group shot of all the lovely ladies.

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It was another great year at Silver Bella. Im so blessed and grateful for opportunity to be able to participate in this amazing event. Im even more grateful for the friendships and memories in which I have made.  

Please stop by for another visit for I will be sharing lots of "eye candy" photos of gifts, purchases, and projects in my next post. 

Have a Happy & Creative week!!!

Hugs & Kisses XOXO, 

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Wow…..looks like so much fun and camaraderie that went on! Having friends who truly “get it” and what we do is so great. And to be able to get together with a bunch of them for an art weekend is even greater! Glad that you could have fun for all of us who couldn’t attend!
:)
Rochelle

I miss everyone already!

Oh Jenn your pictures are amazing! Mu favorite is the reaction of you, Lori, and Suzanne at wallpaper heaven! So cute! What a FUN day that was……well…ALL the days were over the top FUN!
I’m so happy to have met you and can’t wait until next time!

What fun, all you girls look delightful! Jessi sure is amazing with her beautiful Gifts. That girl is full of energy. Your purchases look like they will be used well in one of your Uber Designs. Glad to hear fun was had by all! Hugs,Diane

Jenn, your pictures are great…i almost feel like i was there…it looks like you all had such a great time…the photo booth pics are so fun, what a great idea that was!!!

Desi Anne

Hi Jenn! Thank you for sharing all these lovely photos of this wonderful event! I have been waiting to see,…and you always document everything so well! It is so heartwarming to see all the photos!! I feel like I was there! I can’t wait to see all the goodies you have to share. The album is gorgeous!!! Have a blessed day!
xoxoxo Desi Anne

Hi Jenn! WOW, I am just overwhelmed at all these beautiful pictures!! You girls are all just beautiful! You look fabulous as always! I love your necklace with all the roses!! The creations look beautiful and all the shopping ~ amazing!!! I LOVE that bunny wallpaper!!! It would be so fun to make something with that :) I cant wait to see what you create! Welcome home and I am so glad you had a wonderful time!
Love ya sweet friend,
Amy

Sheila Adkins

Jenn i adore your wallpaper you found. I know you had a blast. Great photos.. I know it took you a long time to get all that posted here.. Thanks for that..

All you gals made my first Silver Bella trip the best. It was so fun to meet you and hang out. Hopefully we will get to meet up at another event soon!
Hugs, Tricia

Oh, I so want to join you someday at this amazing event!!! LOVE all the pics & can’t wait for MORE!!
Glad you had such fun!!!
your Michigan pal, misschell

Oh my goodness! WOW one year I am just gonna have to go to this! I am drooling over all the lovely photos, and the vendor fair . .. WOW!
xox Cassandra

Amy Bauer

Jenn, Thanks so very much for sharing. It looks like there was plenty of Bella Bliss! For those of us who couldn’t attend, we really appreciate the chance to live vicariously through those who did. – Amy Bauer amy@usdemolition.com

Wow! You sure know how to make a gal jealous! Looks like you had a fabulous time. Thanks so much for sharing. XOXO CJ

Hey love bug,
eeekkk what fabulous pictures.
i had a wonderful silver bella.
it was such blur. Im glad we got to see each other.
you of course look fabulous as always!!
love ya girl
oxoxo,
jessi

Sandra~RomantiqueInspirations~

Hi Jenn, Well it certainly looks like everybody had a wonderful time. Can you please get in touch with me I want to ask you a questions concerning the aprons. I wanted to email you, but you don’t have an email address… at least I didn’t see one.
Thanks,
Sandy

Amazing pix Jenn! I love your bunny wallpaper! You put the “belle” in Silver Bella!
love love love
xoox
Christine

hey Jenn,
Wow! You covered most of the weekend in one post! :)
It was great seeing you again. I always love getting the chance to visit with you. Can’t wait til April! We’re gonna have a blast in Savannah.
hugs & kisses,
your sweet Texas friend, LOL
Joanna

Lovely pictures…. so beautifully depicted! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. I’ve been dying to see photos! Looks like it was a wonderful time!
Have a GREAT night!
Holly
PS – that wallpaper store would had made me jump up and down too!

Hermosa pagina!! no puedo creer las cosas preciosas que hay, la verdad que parece un sueño, te felicito, muchos saludos desde Argentina!

You are such a cutie pie, Jenn! When I saw all those rolls of wall paper I thought “How in the world will she ever be able to choose?!” Then I saw your choice and I knew it was easy! Such adorable bunny paper! Thanks for showing us your pictures. I can’t wait until the next post! ♥

Oh what a great time we had! Great pics, Jenn. How I wish everyone lived closer! xoxo

Looks like you had a blast! I hope I get to go next year. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos. Oh and I get to meet Lisa Kettel on the 5th for a workshop she’s holding and I’m going to Art Opera in the spring. I can’t wait to finally meet women who enjoy all the frou frou things I do!

Looks like everyone had a blast… everyone looks BEAUTY-FULL!! See you in April!!xo
Bryanna

What a wonderful time to be with other crafters and friends. I would love that and so many things to look at, WOW!! Thanks for sharing with us.
Ginger

Jenn,
Looks like you all had an amazing time.. How fun to meet up with other bloggers.. I love the cute picture of everyone in the photo booth..
Hope all is well… Congrat’s on your Artful blogging article.. Everything looked so pretty…
STephenie

Hi Jenn, what a fabulous post! I loved looking at each and every picture and hearing about the fun time you girls had! I missed you guys, especially since this time last year we were together having fun! I’m so glad you had a great time :)
My fave pics are the ones from the booth, what a COOL idea!

What a great weekend Jenn! I love all of these pics of you girls… it is the best feeling to be surrounded by girls that all get you.,..and wallpaper heaven, oh my! The photo booth was such a cute touch! xoxo Heather

Hi Jennifer! Thanks for sharing the photos & stories of Silver Bella. I am a friend of Joanna Lewis (Texas) & I got to see a lot of her amazing swap gifts the other night while we were together. That scrap book Jessi put together was amazing!!!! She has told me about you event in 2010 in Savanaha……… Oh I would love to come out with her. What fun that would be. Also, I took a class with Christine(Dollybelle) in California in April. It’s a small world here in blogland isn’t it? Thanks again for sharing & I hope to meet you someday.

Wow! I was looking at your pics and saw the one at the Brass Armadillo. If that is the one in Iowa, I live to the west of there in Clive about 7 min away. My boss has a booth there and has wonderful stuff. How funny! I had just given her your blog address so she could see your beautiful creations.

Hi Charlene,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying Hi! I adore Joanna! I cant wait to see her in April! You should totally come! I would love to meet you! We will be making all sorts of pretties! :) tee! hee! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Xo,Jenn

Jen, the bunny wallpaper was to die for! I hope you bought it! What are you going to use it for? And please share where this wallpaper store is :) Thanks!

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