Friday, November 23, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Twas the Night Before
I took a class taught by Debby Schuh at the The Scrapbook Store. Debby was attending Silver Bella and taught the class the night before the big event. The project, a Christmas mini album using the Anna Griffin Holiday collection of papers and embellishments (thanks Debby for the correction) was so scrumptious and a delight to make. For a peek inside the album visit Debby's blog.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Happy Silver Bella Weekend Continued
Me and Pam Garrison. Pam is so talented and has been such an inspiration to me this past year. I took her Bella's Banner class and had such a great time. Thank you so much Pam!
And me again with Debby Schuh. Debby really touched my heart this past weekend. We had such fun and I hope we'll be able to have many more good times together. Shall we make this a yearly get together Debby? I hope you don't mind, I snagged these photos from your blog-my camera was for the dogs this past weekend! Ok, so you made me cry...it's the least you could do! :) It was a good cry, not a bad thing so I guess that gets you off the hook for today!
Labels: Silver Bella
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Happy Silver Bella Weekend!
I met so many wonderful women and I will try to post additional photos from my friends who happily agreed to send me the photos they took with their cameras as my camera was being very tempermental.
From left to right above: Elaine, Me and Debby.
Above: Me and Pam Keravuori.
My constant companions at the event were Elaine Prosser, Debby Schuh and Pam Keravuori. I met Debby through her blog and we have so much in common. She works for Anna Griffin as an instructor teaching paper/scrapbook project classes around the US and is so very talented and genuinely warm. We decided to attend the event together along with her good friend Elaine-who I am after to start her own blog. They introduced me to Pam, another friend of Debby's and a creative consultant and instructor for ScrapbooksPlus. The girls were all so warm and friendly, they immediately set me at ease. The rest of the weekend we were pretty much inseperable. They made me laugh and cry (yes cry!) and entertained me with stories from their adventures and made me let go of my temptation to adhere to perfectionism. And guess what? It worked! By the end of the weekend I just rolled with the punches-and let all those perfectionisms just lift away!
Me and Becky Sower, who's work is incredibly inspiring. She is so sweet and gracious in person and I was so happy to have the opportunity to take her Life is a Lovely Collage class and will post the project once I have photographed it.
Kari Ramstrom and I. Kari is just as delightfully sweet in person as she is on her blog. I was so tickled to meet her and I just love her creativity and talent.
Miss Molly and I. Molly is a true sweetheart who works at our local Archiver's. I was so surprised and delighted to see that she too was attending Silver Bella.
Me with Jennifer Hayslip. Jennifer has such a beautiful decorative style and it is evident in everything she does. She is a busy mom with 3 children and I don't know how she finds the time to do it all.
I am still on this incredible high from the event and from all the amazingly creative and talented women I have met. I know this will stay with me for a long time to come. Now it's off to look at my table covered in precious treasures from Silver Bella! To view some more fun photos from Silver Bella stop on by Jill Assman's blog. I don't have a photo of her but she was so fun to meet in person. Her post of the Queen Bella miss Teresa McFayden (first photo) was the hostess and creator behind this grand event. She really knows how to throw a shin-dig!
Labels: Silver Bella