A weekend to remember!

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Hello my sweet girliefriends OLD & NEW!!!! WOW! Im still trying to come down off my glitter "high" just like many other Bellas who attended this year. I hope you dont mind this is a LONG POST!!! Im going to skip breaking it down and just post one long one.

  This year was EXTRA EXTRA special to me because the event brought many of my close blogging friends together for the first time. There was TONS of laughter, chatting, squeeling, and tears. I had the opportunity to meet so many fantastic women! The classes were AWESOME! I really enjoyed the classes this year. I didnt finish them all. Im notorious for working slow, but the pieces that I did finish I love!  

To kick of the first night. The lovely Miss Karla Nathan and her parnter in crime Carol Spinski hosted the Glitter Lounge party in their room. Lots of bubbly being passed around, and chocolate with EDIBLE glitter!!!!  

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Me & my big sis Jessi.

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Cheryl Dack and Heidi Woodruff.

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Gorgeous girls Rosanna and Linda Poe.

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Cheryl, Jenn, and Rosanna.

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Me and the lovely Suzanne Duda.

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Analise, Heather, and the ADORABLE Tiffany. Be sure to ask her what the name of her business is. hee! hee!

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Say "Champagne & Chocolate". Beautiful Bellas!!!!

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These are some fun random workshop photos. This one was taken in Jenni Bowlin's class. She was such a sweet and wonderful instructor.

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Me and Natasha in Charlotte Lyons class. We made the cutest little cottage Christmas houses.

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This is a better photo of the cottage I made.

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I was thrilled to take a Pam Garrison class for the first time. The class was called "Home for the Holidays". I made this darling little cottage home. What was wonderful about the classes was EVERYONES was completely different from one another. No two were alike. Everyone put their own personal style and touches into their pieces. This is my darling little cottage house I created. The glass bottle with the flower and bunny attached is to hold flowers.

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Sitting little fairy girl.

DSCN5600_edited-2  I took Christmas Pagent with Teresa McFayden and Winter Fairy Shrine with super fabulous Kim Kwan. I have yet to finish the pieces, but as soon as I do I will post them.

Now on to the Vendor Faire and PROM NITE!!!!!!!

GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!!!! ( Forget the sweet sappy vintage prom music. I have that Motley Crue song in my head. LOL!!!!

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Oh my heavens! I've never seen so much tulle and froof in my life! This to me was one of the highlights of the event. Never ever do you get to dress up in a vintage prom dress and shop!  

Me and Miss Natasha. She looks like a beautiful buttercup!!!! 

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Miss Rosanna. Her dress was truly one of my FAV'S!!! To die for!!!

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The pretty in pink and SUPER retro cool Amy Powers.  She worked that outfit and pink hair! She also won Miss Sweetheart!

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I FINALLY got the opportunity to meet the lovely Lisa Kettell. Im a HUGE fan of hers and she has one of THE MOST brilliant and creative minds! I always tell her she is the next JK Rowling. hee! hee!

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The Prom Queen winner is the beautiful and my super kind friend Miss Andrea Singarella . She soooo deserved it! She looked BEAUTIFUL in her pink tulle dress! Guess who won Miss Congeniality???? Hint….she is a FAN of Barbie. hee! hee! You guessed right! Miss Jessi Nagy (my big sis!). Miss Sweetheart went to the BIGGEST PINKEST sweetie there is…Miss Amy Powers. 

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Me & Miss Jessi.

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My adorable dear friend Cheryl that was my picture pefect roomate! Cheryl just makes me smile and Im blessed that she and I have grown to be such good friends.

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Me, Natasha, and Miss Pretty Petals herself… Heather.   

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Holly, Natasha, and Prom Queen Andrea.

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I took TONS of photos of the vendor tables. I have never seen so many yummy and delectable items for sale!!!!!

Miss Analise of Sugar*Sugar vendor table! Omigosh! This table was a pastel EXPLOSIAN!!!  I was in heaven!

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My adorable friend Cheryl's Confections vendor table. Oooodles of sugary sweetness! I really love her creative packaging!!!!

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Miss Heather Pretty Petals ultra feminine and vintage vendor table. 

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Miss Holly of Holly Doodle Designs and her gorgoeus vendor table.

Beautiful birdie nest ornaments. I snatched one right up!  

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The prom queen Miss Andrea Singarella stunning table full of velvet, trims, and bling!

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 I also had the wonderful opportunity to meet Miss Sadie Lou of Lollishops. Unfortunatley I didnt get much one on one time with her, but the short time we did spend together she is just as sweet as can be!!!!

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Saturday was the group luncheon with guest speaker Mary Engelbreit. Kari of Kari Craft made these gorgeous centerpieces for the tables. 

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Happy smiling Bella faces!

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The QUEEN herself!!!!!!

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I was THRILLED to have the opportunity to meet Mary and to have her sign my books.

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After a long day of workshops we were all exhausted and ready for some "downtime" of just sitting, chatting, laughing and serious girl "bonding" time.

I look at this photo with such happiness and sadness. Happiness for the fact that we had been planning this weekend for soooo long and we were ALL finally together for the moment and those few hours. I feel sadness because this will probably be the last time we are all together as a group  of girls with whom I've grown extremely close to. Especially not knowing when I will see my dear friend Natahsa again. SORRY! Im getting "so heavy". Im just a big emotional SAP!!! LOL!!!!

In the photo: Linda,Rosanna,Holly,Heather,Tiffany,Cheryl,Me, Andrea,Natasha, Jan, and Analise.

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The adorable Cheryl and Me.

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After a tons of hugs, some tears, good-bye's, and "See you again next year" I headed back home. I had the most MEMORABLE weekend and one that I will never forget. I met so many new people,re-connected with girls I met last year, got to meet the Queen Mary herself, got to FINALLY meet the girls I've been blogging and chatting with daily, and took incredible classes from the most talented instructors. I came away from Silver Bella recharged and inspired!

So I end this SUPER LONG POST (thanks for hanging in there) with ONE question…..

 

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The talented Amanda of Hodge Podge made this precious crown that I just had to have for Vivian. It says it ALL!!!!!!!!

Hope you all have a fabulous and creative week/weekend!!!!

Hugs & Kisses! XOXO,

 

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I really adored your SUPER long post. It almost made it seem like I was there. (How I wished that I had been.)
Beautiful pictures. Thank you.

oh I DID feel like I was there! I was on the fence about going and wish that I had! I hope to make it next year. All the pictures are too wonderful for words….except the very last one….too darn cute!

oh my gosh!!! FABULOUS post sweetie!!! thanks for sharing your super fun time!! I hope you have a fantastic night!! hugs!! xoxo Britt :-)

What a great post! Fun to see it all over again! And WOW I’m glad you took so many pics of my tables since I didn’t get a chance to take ANY! Thank you!!!!

Thank You and Thank you for all the wonderful “Eye Candy” I mean that is how you got your name now isn’t it ??? I love all the pretty pictures great sharing.
Hugs, Diane

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oh my fluffy sweetnesses! i wish for some edible glitter and it brought some tears to my eyes!~thank you kindly for sharing such a lovely memory. xxxooo diana

You are such a treasure Jen! So lovely and so talented- I’m so glad I got to see you again this year!!
oxox

Love all your photos and it looks like a super fun time was had by all.
We make such good friends here online , even if they are worlds away , we have bonds with those people that will always remain .
Have a great weekend!

Silver Bella looks like it was beyond amazing!! Maybe I’ll get to go someday…and..
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xoxo
~Krista

Hello Sweetheart! What FAB photos and how much fun and beautiful do you look. Along with the other bellas too of course! Beyond amazing I am sure! Thanks for the recap, can’t wait for next year to meet up!
xoxo Molly

hi Jen, wow what a great post I had always wonder what Silver Bella was and know I now.Thank you showing me and may I say how beautiful you liked just like a Fairy Princess.I love all the beautful stuff you showed. thank you, love from Glenda

Jenn, your pictures are beautiful…i am glad you took so many of vendor night, that is something i really would have loved to see in person…i bet is was a swoon fest!!! i did get to see Heather’s table all set up…GORGEOUS!!!

OMG!! Heaven! what beautiful angels and creations! I hope next one is on East coast! Lovely photos and eye candy!

hey hey sissy!!
Yeah!!
Fabulous post.
i miss you allready!!
i had such a blast this weekend. im glad we had some classes together.
i wish we had more time to chit chat.
with our trucker mouths. tee hee.
see ya soon
oxooxx,
jessi

What fun! You look gorgeous as always. I enjoyed looking at all the photos and seeing all the faces and your beautiful projects. The vendor tables – wow!
Karla

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful time!! I would love to go to Silver Bella some day!

Everything looks so pretty!! The “prom” dresses are so candy~like!! Very fluffy and pretty!!!!!
Looks like such fun!

Oh Jen, you just made my day! I so wish I could have clicked my heels 3 times and ended up at Silver Bella. (trustme, I tried) Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos so I could at least pretend! It looks like you had a magical time.
XOXO
Jillian

Jenn, I miss you! This post was fabulous, I could relive it all right here on your blog! You took a ton of wonderful pictures.
I can’t WAIT to get together again soon. You are a true sweetheart, and I am so glad to call you my friend.
xoxoxo andrea

You really captured it! What a weekend, as much as I enjoyed last year, this one topped it by a mile!
And thank you so much for the delights you graciously added to the goodie bag! I made a little project today with my grandbaby using some of your pretties, she was entranced by them.

Hi Jenn – Thanks for posting the great photos from Omaha – it looked awesome! And Chicago and New York looked great too! I loved reading about every place you’ve been – and see everything you’ve made – you are amazing – and I’m a true fan! xo, Nan

Hi Jenn!
I, too, loved your long Silver Bella post! I felt the same way at the end…I had to choke back my tears at the fact it was ending; enormous fun, best bellas and too short! I love all your pictures…may I snag the one of Cheryl and I? I didn’t get that one! She’s a doll…you and her look darling together!
Hugs, Heidi

oh WOW is what comes to mind when I read this post! Soo many lovely ladies with lots of talent…and the yummy goodies for sale (drool!!)
Love you all in your prom dresses…esp. that shot of you and Natasha-too cute!!!
The final touch of sweetness was the shot of your dear little girl in her glitter crown…awwww :)
Thank you for sharing all the wonderful photos.

What great photos! It was fun seeing my Paper Doll Dresses pattern made it to Silver Bella even if I didn’t get there : )

Jenn… this post is SO amazing girl! I have SO enjoyed meeting you at Silver Bella… what a SWEET and KIND girl you are and I am so thankful to have your friendship. What a whirlwind of a fun time we had! xoxo heather

Wow! What an incredible event..
I just love all the pretty vintage prom girls..

Looks like you had a wonderful time. The tables and the Belles looks gorgeous. I’m wondering how many suitcases people need to buy in order to get all their stuff home!

Hi Jenn! I loved looking at your pics! So much fun!! Love your house with the bunny on it!! And your prom dress is gorgeous!
I hope you and your sweet family have a beautiful Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Amy

Hi Jenn, I hate I missed all the fun but wanted to stop in and wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!! I traveled to Lake Sinclair today and the roads are insane, so stay home and be safe.

Everything always looks so lovely through your eyes! So great to see you again this year but it all goes just too quickly. Hope to see you soon. . .
Hugs, Kim

Wow! Sorry I missed this gala event!
Happy Thanksgiving dear Jenn!
Sweetest blessings to you!
xox
Dollybelle
ps I love Vivi!

Very nice posting, lovely photos and made me thinking of where I get that kind of friends, hmmm… :)

Oh my gosh look at Vivi in that last photo, how gorgeous is she!!!
Silver Bella was so much fun and it was all the better because you were there dear. Thank you so much for the wonderful times together on my trip and for your friendship. You’re a beautiful person inside and out and I miss you lots already! (sorry it’s my turn to get heavy now, lol!) xo

Gosh, Jenn…great photos. You are making me all goose bumpy inside, too…so many emotions!
Glad that you enjoyed that magical in so many ways weekend! You are sooooo beautiful in your prom dress!

Thank you thank you thank you for sharing all these amazing photos. I can not believe it was only one weekend, it must have just been the most amazing time!! Those vendor tables are so stunning, I would have been in shopping heaven….hmmm maybe i could do a Natasha and be a Silver Bella next year…..we shall see, now back to look at those stunning photos again while I listen to this wonderful music.
Kiss Noises Linda Lilly Cottage.

Twinkle,
You are killing me with these pictures. OMG!! I would have bought all of Cheryl’s gorgeous creations and those pink feather plumes. I’m dying here. Thank you for showing us these gorgeous photos of our beautiful blogging friends.
xo Cathy

OH MY, OH MY, OH MY…so many gorgeous photos and so, so much pink. You really must stop over at my blog @ themanyshadesofpink.blogspot.com for we are having a pink hair contest right now and another pink contest Jan 3rd. I know for sure the next contest will be right up your alley.

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