IM HOME sweet friends!!!!!! Hug-Hug, Kiss-Kiss! WOW-WEE! Do I have lots to share with you all! I’ve decided to make ONE big long post about my experience at Silver Bella. I know many of you that were not able to attend are probably pretty darn tired about hearing all of the hoopla. I have to say it was truly one of the most fun & incredible experiences I’ve ever had! Miss Teresa did an OUTSTANDING job organzing this event. Being this was my first year attending, I didnt know what to expect. I have to say it far exceeded my expectations! I met so many wonderful and kind ladies that Im inspired by and that are so amazingly creative! Im going to share some of the weekend photos of the event. 🙂
I was thrilled to know that other lovely Bellas were on my flight to Omaha. This is the lovely Miss Suzanne, and the ADORABLE Jamie & Jeannie (please FORGIVE me if I didnt spell your name right!)
At the airport waiting for the shuttle. Look at the ADORABLE shirts they are wearing! I was sooo jealous and wanted one!!!! Also in the pic is Jamie’s sister Wendy & Mother Jan. I LOVE this group of women!!
The fun weekend started out with Thursday evening shopping at Second Chance antiques. They closed the shop to the public and had it exclusively opened for us Bellas.
Here’s little ole’ me standing weak in the knees near the vintage jewelry counter. Googie basket is FILLING UP! I will share pics of my purchases in my next post.
I was signed up for five classes. I was in "awe" of ALL of the instructors who were soo nice and truly amazing! My first class was with the OVER TOP talented Charlotte Lyons. We made the cutest felted Christmas trees. Well, just to let you all know "I DONT SEW!" I repeat… " I DONT SEW!" Luckily, Miss Charlotte was extremely kind to me, and was totally fine if I used fabric glue instead of sewing. "YEAH!!!!!!" I was thrilled!
Me & Charlotte
My tree is the middle cream one.
Next class was Bellas Braclet taught by Teresa Mcfayden. The braclets are just beautiful. However, since I DONT sew. I really struggled. 🙁 I didnt get to finish, but here is what I accomplished. 🙂
I was soooo excited to have gotten into one of Jenny & Aaron’s class. This class was called "Dreaming of a White Christmas." I had the best time making this sweet and fun project!
Here is a picture of the FABULOUS Miss Jenny! I just LOVE her style!!!
The next project is of the Miss Sweet Carolyn Peelers class. They made adorable snowman. Notice I said "they". hee! hee! Again… I dont sew. Here is my little fella. He’s not the cutest but he’s made with LOTS OF LOVE! 🙂
The last class I attened was a Christmas journal titled "Naughty or Nice." Corrine Ayers was the class instructor. This was right up my alley. I wasn’t able to finish the entire book, because it was 10pm and I was exhausted, but the concept is soo fun, and I love how my cover turned out. Im going to tweek it a little and definitely use it this year!
Friday we had a luncheon and one of the COOLIST surprises was the head editors of Country Living magazine was there and is doing a feature on Silver Bella for one of their future issues. We were all sooo giddy!
Pic of Me & Miss Suzanne
"The Girls" 🙂
Friday night was Vendor night. Omigosh! SOOO MUCH FUN! I blew lot of money on Vendor night! hee! hee! The dress theme was "Junk Gypsy". All us ladies got dressed & froofed up for the event. Suzanne called me the "pink cupcake" 🙂
Me, Jenny, & her younger sister Missy
Aaron & Jenny! They are such an adorable couple!
Dede Warren. WOW! Talk about of energy! Love her!
Miss Suzanne. She had the Victorian county look going. LOVED!
The adorable Jessi Nagy. EVERYBODY thought we were sisters because we both have dark hair and blue eyes. It was sooo funny! She has a FIRECRACKER personality. I just adore her!
This is the beautiful corsage I was given by Teresa for being one of the BEST DRESSED! 🙂 Sooo yummy!
Look at the swap bags! It felt like CHRISTMAS!!!!!
TA-DA!!! This is the ornament I made for my swap.
One of the BEST highlights of my trip was winning this Mary Engelbreit limited edition print which she signed. 🙂 I was OVER THE TOP ESTATIC! I cant WAIT to have it mounted and framed and hang it in my studio one day.
The BEST part of this whole amazing experience was meeting NEW friends, and being surrounded by other women who have the same LOVE & PASSSION as I do. I cant thank Teresa enough for hosting such an incredible weekend event. I hope I will have the opportunity to attend next years! XOXO, Jenn