Thank you Bellas!!!
I'm speechless (and if you took my classes you know that is a surprise) - I really don't know where to start! Silver Bella was all I knew it would be and more. It was such an enjoyable teaching experience - I so felt in my element. And to be surrounded by some of the most talented women in the industry (come on, really - Rebecca Sower, Charlotte Lyons, Teresa McFayden, Kim Kwan, Sally Jean Alexander, Pam Garrison, Carolyn Peeler) - just questioning how I fit in here!!! It was pretty amazing to spend so much time with so many people who see the world the same way I do, you know? And I met so many ladies who's shops and blogs I was very familiar with (and feeling a bit intimidated that "I" was teaching "them")! I can't wait to support several of these talented woman with kit club orders - (you guys are in for some fun stuff on the that front)! The vendor faire was just about the craziest time I have ever spent in my life!! I wish I had a picture of our table. I had decided on an old general store type display over the span of two long tables that I thought would take me 2 hours to set up but was more like an 8 hour job! We were not ready when the doors opened at 6:30 - I literally had boxes and product still in the isle that I kicked under the table as everyone rushed in. Jared and I both spent the first hour checking everyone out in madhouse style. Good thing he was wearing cargo pants because we used it to store change in desperation (I was constantly "violating" him to get a few ones or a five)! It was a mad house but a lot of fun!!! More on this a little later and I promise to share some photos of my antique store finds soon.
So, as promised, here are 3 winners of a Silver Bella kit (chosen randomly as I played "roll the mouse with my eyes closed" this time):
Karen from creativetherapy
Tracey (Tray's Spot Blog)
I don't have any of your e-mails (just saw your blogs and didn't see e-mail links) so please e-mail Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping addys within the next 5 days. Thanks for playing everyone. I promise to do this more often!
I will have some Silver Bella Kits for sale at the site on the 20th along with several exciting vintage kits!!!! I will be finishing these up tomorrow and will post photos on Wednesday (along with the exact time everything will go up for sale). Stay tuned!