Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Silver Bella scrapbook

I know, I know, *enough* about Silver Bella already. This will be my last post about it, I promise:) It obviously was an amazing weekend for me, so I wanted to share my keepsake book where I can re-live the weekend over and over again:) I made a blank journal out of Basic Grey fruitcake papers (yummy!) before I left. I also did the *relax* page below the night before to try to channel some of my excitement. When I got there I had the fabulous teachers and other artists I met sign it. I took lots of pictures, which I shared here. I also tried to keep all the little tidbits of scrap paper, glitter, and ephemera from the weekend, because I knew I'd want to use it. So I put it all together today and here ya go...my little momento of my BiG weekend in Omaha. Enjoy! I know I will for years to come. *The poem is by Jill...and it's adorable:)




Chloe is enjoying looking at it too:)I also wanted to share that the fabulous Teresa McFayden posted a tutorial on her blog for the fun calendar I made and posted about the other day. Give it a try! Also, another source for some glitter letters is Glitterz (below) by Teresa Collins for Junkitz. You can probably find them on ebay.

20 comments:

mb said...

Kari that is so DARN COOL!!! I'm very impressed that you FINISHED that book. You planned ahead, got some great photos, and your finished product is a real work of art. It was so fun to meet you!!!
Mary Beth Hunt
www.redmittens.com

Kimberly Kwan said...

Great entry...your finished albim is gorgeous! What a wonderful memento...and so fabulously executed! Glad I could be a small part of it! ;-)

Lilli said...

Your lovely album is so delightful, depicting an obviously magical weekend .

Personally, I haven't exceeded my Silver Bella quota yet :)

............Aimeslee said...

Delsie, that album is dabomb. You are on fire, woman! Come visit me!

bloggin hugs,
aimeslee
aka aimes2peas

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOO, don't stop posting about Silver Bella. I am living vicariously through you!! LOL! I LOVE your book...it is stunning and such a fabulous remembrance of your weekend...Gorgeous!!! smiles...

Jana said...

Your album is just adorable, Kari, and will be a run reminder of our wonderful weekend in Omaha!! What a great idea!!

melba said...

This is Beautiful!

Dawn said...

Kari, you can NEVER share enough Bella...I am so jealous! This is a great little keepsake..I think I am going to make one of my own for Artiscape in May (can't wait!). Where did the hysterically cute poem come from...was that your doing or part of the whole Bella thing Teresa had going?

Norah's said...

Your keepsake book is fabulous! If I ever get to do something like that, I just hope I can be as prepared as you were.
Sharon

Anonymous said...

I love your book, esp how you mixed the vintage & the modern elements. Fun, fun, fun. The page with the photo of your blinged-up ballet slippers is too cute. :) Looks like such a great weekend! Who says you have to stop posting about it anyway?

teresa said...

oh fabulust book Kari! Adorable! Will you come over and do mine?!!?

tonja said...

Thank you for sharing! I enjoy your blog and all of your tips, I don't mind one bit of more Silver Bella!! :) I love the idea of a journal made before hand! BRAVO!

deb said...

I, for one am not sick of seeing photos. :) Gorgeous book - love all the papers you chose.

Laura said...

Thank you so much for posting your art journal from Silver Bella! It was like a mini-vacation for me as I looked at it! And I for one could listen to tales of Silver Bella every day. There is nothing like getting together with a group of like-minded people and creating. It really makes your soul sing!!! Thanks for sharing! Your journal is so top notch!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your scrapbook style and I'm totally eaten up with jealousy that you got to have that experience. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!

cari said...

Fabulous journal Kari! I love all the little details you put in there, and those yummy colors in the paper brought out the best and brightest colors in your photos, what an amazing piece of Bella Goodness you created!!!! I think there should be a Bella Journal online class the week before the big event taught by ArtsyMama for next year!!!!!

Maija said...

You made the best book ever! What a fabuolous way to keep all of the wonderful memories of Silver Bella! It was so great meeting you Kari!

becky said...

your book turned out so cool! thanks for sharing it here kari. loved meeting you!

pam said...

Chloe is sooo cute! AND so is your silver bella book!! Love it!

Lisa said...

I love your book so much!! I have a question for you.... Did you make this book just out of the papers of did you alter something? I want to make a similar one to bring with me for our trip to our Thanksgiving festivities (the road trip, the family, gratitudes, etc). Thank you!! It just looks amazing. I can't stop thinking about it! LOL!

And you can keep posting about Silver Bella - I just love hearing about it!! I get to live vicariously!