Is it already the 46th week of the year? Although I've blissfully spent all those weeks (and just a few more) delving into the wonderful world of scrapbooking, this past week my learning curve followed the vintage brick road to the enchanted Silver Bella land in Omaha for a new and deliciously creative adventure in paper crafts. Sitting next to so many talented crafty ladies in action, making new friends in every class, coveting (and buying) their lovingly handmade wares at Vendor Night (I think at least a third of the students were also vendors), and meeting the most generously supportive teachers -- all this was amazingly packaged by Teresa McFayden, Miss Prima Bella herself.
My fab five teachers included the ever stellar Teresa, sweet and funny Jennifer Paganelli, calm and gently creative Rebecca Sower, whirlwind Kim Kwan, and engaging Corinne Ayers, and I'll show you their class projects when I unpack that suitcase. But all the teachers, like Charlotte Lyons and Pam Garrison, were so amiable to all the students, in and out of class, that it was a delight. This was the third Silver Bella, tripled in size this year, says Teresa, and just the right size, I think. I hope it doesn't get any bigger for next year, because being able to actually meet so many of these talented ladies is a large part of its charm.
Today I would love to share some more photos with you, but Blogger is not cooperating. So, since I have some freelance deadlines looming and it's taken way too long to upload only these two, I'll be back. Prepare for glitter and whimsy! Tap-tap!