Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Very Bella Weekend: Part I: {The people}

I arrived home today from Silver Bella at 8 am, bright eyed and bushy tailed in the holiday mood. Ok, more like bleary eyed and overwhelmed (in a very good way) with all of the creativity, comradery and filling of my well that I experienced this weekend. Hard to put it all into words, before I decompress a bit, but I wanted to share some pictures right away. As expected, Silver Bella was an absolutely blissful creative weekend! I can already see I'm going to have to do a few different posts. First I will introduce a handful of the bellas that were in my classes. Later I will share vendor night, antique shopping and class projects. So I will start with the beautiful faces of the bellas and teachers that I encountered. Every single one of these women was absolutely amazing, inside and out. Above is me with the wonderful Mizz Sis Boom, Jennifer Paganelli. I took her Sweet Schultuten class and we also got the kit for her other class. So we played with everything and made up some fun cones and a Christmas Wish banner. Me with Heather of Speckled Egg. It was such a delight to meet Heather. Such a sweet person she is.
Here are a bunch of gals from the class showing off their fun projects. The Popin girls were in class.
Me with the lovely Pam Garrison.I was so excited to finally meet Miss Jenny Heid. She is adorable as ever and sweet as her creations. I took two classes from her and Aaron. Her sister Melissa and Aaron were a hoot!
Oh-so-kind and supportive, Charlotte Lyons.My project from Charlotte's class. I will post my completed class projects later. Lilli of Make Mine Blissful and Michelle of Hold Dear. Two very dear blogger friends that I've been waiting to meet for years! Absolutely the sweetest ladies ever!!! Me with Scrappy Jessi.
It was so much fun to finally meet Tammy Gilley. She is so cheery and soooo much FUN! Me with Hope Wallace from Paper Relics. I had such a nice time hanging out with her.
A bunch of us bellas!!! Me with Heather and Melissa of Little Melfie's World.

That's all for now. I will be back with a bunch more amazingly talented gals from vendor night....Heather Bullard, Dede Warren, Julie Collings, Maggie Summers, Danielle Muller, Candice Carpenter, Cari Kraft, Kimla Kay, Amy Powers, Karla Nathan... More soon!!!


Alison Gibbs said...

Oh kari, It looks like you had fun meeting everyone. Can't wait for more posts on Silver Bella.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting all the pictures so far (Flicker), I've enjoying looking at all the smiling faces! What a fun weekend you must have had! I'm looking forward to seeing your project pictures, too!

Hope Wallace said...

I made it home safe, sound, on time and with all my luggage! I had SO Much fun hanging out with you - I miss you already!

What a WHIRLWIND weekend -it was SO much fun!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Kari, First off it was amazing to finally meet you and learn to pronounce your name correctly but to also understand why you are so loved you are a magnet for frienships ..people want to meet the famous Kari who makes this world a little bit shinier..thanks for the love you showed me...Jennifer

Anonymous said...

wow! I can't wait to see more! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

It was so great meeting you! What a fun filled few days!

Lorrie said...

I've been watching the Silver Bella postings all over blogland. I'm so glad you're posting so we can share in a bit of the excitement.

Wendy Updegraff said...

it was so much fun meeting you!I can't believe it went so fast. I am already looking forward to next year.

Merci-Notes said...

Welcome Home Kari!!!
What a wonderful event!!! Thank you for sharing your photos. I can not wait for your future posts!!!
Did you love the "tickets" that the instructors made for their classes?! I saw a sneek peek at Teresa's.
Welcome home!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds so fun. I love the pictures. I'm looking forward to seeing the projects. Glad to have you back Kari! said...

I still can't believe how much fun the event was! My cheeks are still aching from smiling so much. I knew it would be creative and interesting, but didn't know there'd be all night glitter girl slumber parties and laughing till daybreak.

It was so nice to finally meet you and see what a sweet and cute person you are. I could tell a bit by your photos, but in person you are such a delight.

If only we could do more in person blog parties!! But please keep up with the virtual parties, thanks again for doing that for us all.

Anonymous said...

Oh, gosh. It looks like you had so much fun! I can't wait to see more. I shall live vicariously. Next time I'm gonna have to sign up.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and exciting time for you and so many blessings in meeting these amazingly creative folks. I am so happy you were able to do this and share in all their wonders.

Anonymous said...

hi miss kari!!!
im glad you got home safe!!!
what a fun weekend!!!
Thanks for my stocking!!!!
i love it!!
it was so nice to see you again! we did'nt have any classes together.
boo hoo.
we'll have to get together with a few bellas, and have a girls weekend!
Love ya.

Tammy Gilley said...

Totally fun to meet you too, Kari! Yay! xoxo

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

WOWWWWW! I am overwhelmed for you!What a total blast you must be buzzing!Loveed the flickr and your blog pics nice to see people!Such great Classes can't wait to see projects and nice to connect who you did them with and the other bellas in the class too!! You should take a mega shot of your class projects your swag and swaps! SOOOOO COOL!

Laume said...

I enjoy seeing all the bellas but I just can't get over how glamorous Jenny Heid looks in that black and white snapshot. How did you all look so great in every shot!?

Anonymous said...

Can I really now say that I got to meet you in person??? Almost feels like a dream! We've been eFriends for so long, meeting really just felt like a formality. It was pure magic getting to hang out with you, dear Kari. SO happy to know that we are now friends in real life!

Mippie said...

Oh Kari!

Great photos of such happy memories!!! It was so much fun, wasn't it? You rock and I'm so glad I had the chance to meet you in person and get to hang out with you! Next November seems to far away!


Kimla Kay said...

Kari, it was so great to meet you!! I wish we would have had more time to visit. The weekend was just an amazing whirlwind. I love, love, love the stocking you gave me. It is just adorable and I will cherish it forever. It will be hanging on my mantle very soon. Hugs - Kimla