Monday, November 16, 2009

Silver Bella 2009: Tuesday

Good morning!! My gosh ~ do I have a LOT to share with you!!! I think I will officially call this coming week “Bella Week” as it will take me DAYS to share all of the goodies with you  ;)

It’s never too late to take you along for my ride to Silver Bella as promised, so here goes…

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After a wonderful flight to beautiful Omaha, I arrived at the airport on Tuesday. Delirious from praying that both of my bags arrive safely, I anxiously called the Embassy Suites to come pick me up so that I could relax and unwind in the comfort of my luxurious hotel suite. 

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I kept assuring myself that even though it would be nice to have clean underwear and a tooth brush, the only bag that was REALLY important to me was my Silver Bella supply and tool suitcase loaded with velvet ribbon and lace! Both were waiting for me at pickup and all was good   :) 

And it got even better…

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As I am waiting for the hotel van, I see this pretty little blonde with the cutest little hat. I remembered seeing her on my flight from Chicago but I never dreamed that we were on the same Bella mission, until I looked at her baggage and saw her cute vintage suitcase…(her Bella Bag) and I knew I had to ask her if she was a Bella. To my delight, she said yes and the rest is history!!!! It was an instant connection :)

On this day, I met Robin Sanchez from California and little did I know that I would be so blessed in soooo many ways! I can’t give you a link as sadly, Robin doesn’t have a blog.

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And, since I am typing this post from the Chicago airport, Robin’s moo card is in my checked luggage. She does have a flickr account and as soon as I unpack my goodies. I’ll share it with you so you can see some more of these beautiful little pieces of art like the ones above. She was generous enough to let me photograph some of her swaps. Yes!

ALL OF THE CREATIONS ABOVE ARE ROBIN’S CREATIONS!

If you were lucky enough to be in one of her swaps…lucky you. I wasn’t so lucky BUT she did give me one of her BEAUTIFUL handmade soldered necklaces…to die for!!!! I can’t wait to show you when I get it unpacked. You are soooo going to want one too!!! (Everyone says I’m nice and all, but you can’t have mine ;)

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So Robin and I spent the rest of the day Tuesday shopping for and talking about Silver Bella. Being this was the first time she attends this wonderful artful weekend, I wanted to take her to one of our favorite places in Omaha…Second Chance Antiques…

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I love that place…totally awesome.

I’m a little homesick and lonesome for all of you. I hope to unpack and post some more soon…

Take care :)

30 comments:

Deb said...

Sounds like an amazing time Jodie! I love the soldered necklace!

zandra said...

Necklaces are gorgeous! But, I love the little snowman! Can't wait to see the rest. Glad you're back safe and sound. Hugz, Z

Lou Cinda said...

How fun!!! Love those snowmen or women!!! I seriously need one of those!!

Get home safely, chill, unwind, unpack and then....POST!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Robin Thomas said...

How did we not cross paths at Silver bella MissJodie, I swear I was in the big middle of EVERYTHING????!!!!

DeeDee said...

I am so jealous, you traveled so close to my home and my kids. I so wish I could be a bella too... I love this post and all the goodies and will look forward to seeing more..so glad you got to attend.

vintage girl at heart said...

EEEKKKK! I have been lurking... okay... STALKING... your blog to see and hear all about your Bella adventures!!!!
So happy that you had a wonderful time and even happier that you are BACK and now my vicarious Bella journey begins via YOU!!!
The images so far......woo hoo!!!
Did you get your Glitter on??????????

Wizard of Was said...

Jodie,
Oh how I've missed you girl!! Glad you had a safe trip and did just a "little" shopping! I've been looking through all your post that I've missed...all great stuff here! Can't wait to hear and see more.
My Best
Gale

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Jodie, I just think it's so cool that God arranged a meeting in an airport, so you two could get to know one another. Glad your trip was a safe one. Can't wait to hear all about it!
Debra

trash talk said...

You can't imagine how quiet it's been around here without you! I can't wait to see all the fun and creations....and your special souvenir! Get crackin' and start unpackin'!
Debbie

Karen said...

Oh it sounds like you just had the BEST time. Post soon! I'm dyin' here! :)
Hugs! Karen

Frippery said...

Jodie, I miss you already!!! I will have to send everyone to your blog for the true Bella experience as most of my pictures are blurred from laughing! I can't believe it's over already. Talk to you soon! Love you, Pam

Geralyn Gray said...

I knew you were going to have a great time!!!!! I am so glad you are breaking it up by day and for a whole week....I have been thinking all morning what a good time you all must have had because nothing is posting yet----you all have your glitter hangovers!

Geralyn Gray said...

Can't believe Pam and I were commenting at the same time!!!!!l....lol

Linda said...

So delightful, reading about all of your adventures. And, such a wondrous feast for the eyes - great photos.

sherry ♥ lee said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time...connecting with a like minded soul right from the get-go will have made it even more special.

GWENDOLYN said...

Jodie,
I am so glad you took us along! Robin's creations are lovely! I am looking forward to the rest of your fanciful trip!
Blessings!
Gwen

Rochelle said...

Oh my...so far you've intrigued me as to what the "other" Silver Bella posts are going to be like! I can't wait! Hurry and post more pictures of your time there...
:)
Rochelle

Sares said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see more!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh I can't wait to see and read more!!! The pictures so far are amazing and I know more is to come! Have a safe trip home:). We (Kramer and I) missed ya!

Blessings,

Kim

BTW, Kramer is hovering above me on the desk watching as I type this. I think he knows I am typing to his aunt Jodie-lol!

Sares said...

Hi Jodie, it's lil' old me again. I just wanted to remind you that my Name Party is this Thursday the 19th if you'd still like to participate. I hope to see you there if you are able and not to exhausted from your Bellas!

Alison Gibbs said...

Just came over from ArtsyMama to see your Bella post. You girls are so lucky to have Silver bella it sounds such fun
Alison

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Wasn't it all fantastic!?

Jane said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Looking forward to seeing tons of pictures and hearing all the stories.
Jane

Anonymous said...

OK Girlee - I peeked at your blog! I'll have to try to read for a while - I'll post again sometime to let you know I am still reading. I am so glad we met at SB. I am still grinning and unpacking!!! Glitter, glitter all over.

Lisa Thompson

Pink & Green Mama said...

So jealous and wishing I could have been there -- looks like a truly perfect weekend to me!!

Suz said...

Jodie,
I just came over by way of Artsy Mama. Thanks for the wonderful tour. Though we didn't meet, I hope we will next year! I am going to be a sophomore Bella for sure!
Suz

Lori said...

it sounds like you had a great time Jodie!!!

Debby said...

Hi Jodie,
Sounds like you had an amazing time. So much fun to meet and get to play with other artists. I love all the beautiful goodies you have shared with us, and can hardly wait to see more.
Debby

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

What an amazing time you have had at Silver Bella.
I have so much catching up to do.
I saw you and Sharon together, on her blog, lovely to see you both.

Hugs
Carolyn

twinkleshabbystar said...

Jodie,
Oh my heavens your photos of the weekend are AMAZING! You really really captured everything so beautifully. Im thrilled we had the chance to meet, but totally bummed that we didnt get to spend more time together. I look forward to April and spending much fun girlie time together!! BTW...your Artful blogging article is FAB!!! Im still giggling over the buttons. tee! hee! Xo,Jenn