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!!!!
Me & my big sis Jessi.
Gorgeous girls Rosanna and Linda Poe.
Cheryl, Jenn, and Rosanna.
Me and the lovely Suzanne Duda.
Analise, Heather, and the ADORABLE Tiffany. Be sure to ask her what the name of her business is. hee! hee!
Say "Champagne & Chocolate". Beautiful Bellas!!!!
These are some fun random workshop photos. This one was taken in Jenni Bowlin's class. She was such a sweet and wonderful instructor.
This is a better photo of the cottage I made.
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.
Sitting little fairy girl.
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!!!!
Miss Rosanna. Her dress was truly one of my FAV'S!!! To die for!!!
The pretty in pink and SUPER retro cool Amy Powers. She worked that outfit and pink hair! She also won Miss Sweetheart!
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!
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.
Me & Miss Jessi.
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.
Me, Natasha, and Miss Pretty Petals herself… Heather.
Holly, Natasha, and Prom Queen Andrea.
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!
My adorable friend Cheryl's Confections vendor table. Oooodles of sugary sweetness! I really love her creative packaging!!!!
Miss Heather Pretty Petals ultra feminine and vintage vendor table.
Miss Holly of Holly Doodle Designs and her gorgoeus vendor table.
Beautiful birdie nest ornaments. I snatched one right up!
The prom queen Miss Andrea Singarella stunning table full of velvet, trims, and bling!
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!!!!
Saturday was the group luncheon with guest speaker Mary Engelbreit. Kari of Kari Craft made these gorgeous centerpieces for the tables.
Happy smiling Bella faces!
The QUEEN herself!!!!!!
I was THRILLED to have the opportunity to meet Mary and to have her sign my books.
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.
The adorable Cheryl and Me.
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…..
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!!!!