Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I'm home with many wonderful memories to last a lifetime. It was a whirlwind of fun and I do have to say I think Silver Bella 2009, topped last year. Everything was amazing, from the new friends that we met to the most spectacular classes that we attended.
Look at us three (Hope and Cammy) in our aprons. I think we look pretty darn cute! We had so much fun shopping and browsing all the wonderful goodies during vendor night. It was a sea of many beautiful aprons, but I was so busy shopping, I didn't take many pictures of that night.
It was what I imagined, a room full of women, all in aprons---it was a sight to see.
It was so wonderful to spend time with Jen again and meet up with Melissa too. We laughed so hard! Miss you guys already!

I took Jennifer Murphy's Bundle up Birdie class, and loved it so much. She is an amazing, talented person and a great instructor. Now, I'm ready to make a blue bird.

Rebecca Sower's Hodge Podge Journal class was tops on my list of favorites. She is a truly inspirational, wonderful person and I REALLY love her work. I'm a fan for life!

Oh, and the jewelry classes with Kaari Meng! I'm not sure how to explain how I feel about those.
It was an honor and a privilege to meet her. Jewelry making has always been a little intimidating to me, but she instantly put me at ease. Loved loved loved those two classes. We made a necklace in the first class and then had the opportunity to pick up her bracelet class as well, and boy, we are so glad we did. I can't wait to dig into my kits I purchased and make some more. Fun fun fun!

I do have two more project to share with you, but they are not quite finished. As soon as they are, I promise to show you.

This last photo (for now) is of all my wonderful goods I found at the vendor market.
Notice the Rebecca Sower artwork? Love!!!
It's hard for me to find the words to describe how I truly feel about our time in Omaha. It was such a special time to share with very special people who "get it."
We all have a bond, a link that joins us together. Thank you girls, for the fun and the memories!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a blast. I hope that I am quick enough to grab a spot next year!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the pictures from Silver Bella! What awesome treasures you found and I love the Birdie!!! So cute. Jewelry is awesome...but I have to say my favorite is you, Cammy and Hope in your aprons!!! You all looked gorgeous! I'm so happy you had such a special time!
Love, Mom

June said...

It sound like your had a wonderful time. SO happy for you that you could go and enjoy.

Anonymous said...

You are so lucky to enjoy such a great adventure. I love all the pictures. Everything is so beautiful. Miss you.
Love Yvonne

vintage girl at heart said...

Found you ala Freckled Farm and i must say you have such a wonderful blog.
Love all of the sweet eye candy!!!
Glad that Silver Bella was such a special time for all of you lucky girls!

Deb said...

Love those little Bella suitcases Kelli! What a fabulous time you had with Cammy & Jen ~ Thanks for sharing your photos ♥

Andrea Singarella said...

I had fun spending a little bit of time with you, Kelli. It's never enough, is it? It was fun, but crazy! Your door prizes were a huge hit! I wanted to win!! LOL
xo a

Karin said...


Hope | Paper Relics said...

That photo of our cases makes me think of the crazy looks people were giving us at the airport when we were taking so many photos! Miss you already! xo

karlene said...

wow. I just took a moment to check out your site, beautiful artwork!!

meleen dupré said...


SOOOO glad i had the chance to get to know you, cammy and jen!!! have a blessed thanksgiving and hopefully our creative paths will cross again soon!!!


gabrielle said...

Kelli, you came home with some great loot! I'm so happy we got to sit together in the Jennifer's class! Your projects are all fantastic too! xoxo

cammy said...

As I look at all of your goodies it makes me think that might would probably look the same all assembled together.....minus the amazing Rebecca Sower artwork, of course! Miss you.

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