Although the Sparkle Bella workshops are sold out, you can begin registering TOMORROW, June 2nd at noon CST for Silver Bella!Â Read below for more information on the Sparkle Bella instructors and the classes they will be teaching – just to whet your appetite!
“Has the thought of another long, hot Arizona summerÂ already got you singing the blues?Â Put on your most glamorous rhinestoneÂ sunglasses and join the Bellas for a glitterific day at “Sparkle Bella.” BeÂ one of the lucky few to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime day of workshops where weÂ will create magnificent showpieces by blending the very best of current scrapbook fashions with vintage treasures and sparkly bits!Â Ooh laÂ la!
Four magical workshops taught by Teresa McFayden, Carolyn Peeler,Â Marilyn Healey and Kimberly Kwan 10am to 10pm,Â Saturday, June 23,Â 2007Â Scrapbooks Etc, Mesa Arizona. SeatingÂ is very limited for this mixed media adventure, $180 (US) per person includes lunch,Â yummy sweet treats and delightful give-aways!
The Bella events areÂ the brainchild of Teresa McFayden, noted mixed-media artist and industryÂ innovator for many years.Â Beginning in 2005, Teresa began the Bella concept by hosting weekend retreats featuring well-know instructors teaching theÂ fine art of mixed media and paper and photographic â€œartsy.â€Â Each event hasÂ grown subsequently larger and the Bella events are now drawing quite a bit ofÂ media attention within the industry, not to mention an overwhelming grass-rootsÂ and word-of mouth swell amongst the mixed-media and scrapbooking communities.
Teresa, Kim and Carolyn are veteran Bellas, havingÂ taught at the hugely successful Silver Bella in Omaha last November, andÂ they are delighted to have the amazing Marilyn Healey join them for thisÂ paper-arsty adventure in the Arizona desert.Â Each of the four Bellas areÂ teaching unique and magical classes (sample photos attached) and Teresa will beÂ on hand to sign copies of her new Autumn Leaves book, “Foof-a-Life.”Â While this all-day glitter-fest sold out in under a week, devoted fans canÂ look forward to the announcement of Silver Bella 2007 registrations opening on June 2nd.Â Silver Bella 2007 will be held in Omaha, NE on November 9-10, 2007 where you canÂ expect to see the most AMAZING line-up of artist-instructors ever!!
Here are the Sparkle Bella artist bios and what they’reÂ teaching:
Paper Arts fanatic would best describe Teresa. She dabbles in all things paper, ranging fromÂ collage, to book making to scrapbooking.Â Teresa’s passion for industry hasÂ lead her down nearly every path including founding FoofaLa, a Paper Arts Company, owning retail store, hosting a TV Show Stamping and Scrapping with Teresa McFayden (Cox Network) and product development for Autumn Leaves.Â Â In 2006 Teresa started Paper Bella, a Paper Arts KitsÂ Company. She has been published in several industry magazines including The LookÂ Book by Autumn Leaves, and Foof-a-Life by Autumn Leaves, available in May, 2007.Â Teresa enjoys teaching locally and across the country. She is the soccer mom toÂ 3, and considers them her greatest achievements. She invites you to peek intoÂ her world on her blog .
Teresa is teaching Bella Flora- An Altered Book: Flowers. Spring.Â Lifeâ€™s photos. They all become a breath of fresh air in this beautiful alteredÂ book. Weâ€™ll add new pages to an old book giving it a shabby flair, then alterÂ flowers, add ribbonry, glitter, fabric, and your treasured photos. This BellaÂ Flora book in all its style and finery will be admired for years to come.
A lover and collector of allÂ things vintage, sparkly and pretty, Carolyn loves to rummage through antique shops and find that perfect treasure.Â Carolynâ€™s love of scrapbooking andÂ paper crafts, lead her to become involved professionally in this industry. SheÂ has been on the Chatterbox DT, a product designer for Rusty Pickle and is now happily at home as the Senior Creative Director at Melissa Frances. It is her dream job and between designing product and teaching throughout Canada and the USA, she’s one busy girl! In addition to being published in the industry’s majorÂ magazines and Idea Books, she is a contributing writer for the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine and has written articles for Legacy (now Somerset Memories)Â and Woman’s Day. She and her husband live in Vancouver, Canada.Â Â SheÂ invites you take a peek into her world by visiting her blog.
Carolyn is teaching Scandalous Vintage Bellas:Â Prudence andÂ Winifred always appeared to be such refined and genteel women. It was a greatÂ surprise for the members of their quaint little town to discover that theirÂ enigmatic smiles hid many scandalous secrets. Featuring a vintage photo, thisÂ bright and summery wall hanging will celebrate wild women everywhere! In thisÂ class we will dabble in paint, gesso, German glass glitter, and Melissa FrancesÂ oh-so-shabby papers (and I canâ€™t wait to show you my totally fun charcoal technique!).
Crafty from birth and withÂ a professional background in motivational speaking and adult training, Kim hasÂ found her niche in paper and photographic arts. Her 3 favorite places to be areÂ spending quality time with friends and family, being behind the lens of her camera and with a microphone in front of any kind of an audience!Â Â Kim’s credits include stints as a designer and freelance artist for Art Warehouse and Daisy D’s Paper Company. In addition to her paper arts and design business, Kim has a thriving portrait photography business in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a noted special events instructor at paper arts trade shows andÂ retreats across the country.Â Kim recently returned from teaching atÂ Version Scrap in Paris and you can find her work in many of the major industry magazines. Her over-the-top personality brings a refreshing twist to ourÂ industry! She invites you to peek into her world on her blog.
Kim is teachingÂ Whimsy – A Clearly Wonderful Mini-Album:Â Â They say good things come in small packages, and this project is clearly a fineÂ example of that!Â Diminutive in size, but large in collage-packedÂ yumminess, this mini-album features â€œBeacon Hillâ€ papers by Daisy Dâ€™s andÂ fabulous collage images from Paper Whimsy.Â When combined with a treasureÂ trove of vintage ephemera, lace and sparkly goodness, these standard paper goodsÂ become simply marvelous!Â In this class youâ€™ll learn to create your ownÂ mini-album using surprising hardware-store supplies and then fill it up with whimsical touches.
With aÂ degree in Illustration, Marilyn has worked as an artist in one form or anotherÂ for many years. Ultimately finding herself as a free-lance designer andÂ illustrator, Marilyn let scrapbooking take over her life ten years ago.Â Â Marilyn was inducted into the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2000 and theÂ PaperKuts Power Team in 2001.Â She has been on several design teams forÂ scrapbooking companies such as Autumn Leaves, KI Memories, and Provo Craft.Â Marilyn was a Garden Girl on the popular scrapbooking website Two Peas In AÂ Bucket for four years.Â She has been published in numerous industryÂ magazines over the last nine years with the Autumn Leaves â€œDesigningÂ Withâ€¦â€Â and â€œFoof-A-Lifeâ€ publications being the most recent.Â Â Over-the-top creations are Marilynâ€™s favorite, whether in scrapbooking or mixedÂ media artwork.Â When not caring for her family, admiring the UtahÂ mountains, or watching humorous movies with her husband,Â Marilyn can beÂ found creating in her studio lost among her stacks of old books, vintageÂ ephemera, paints and brushes. She invites you to peek into her world on her blog.
Marilyn is teaching Victorian Bella Banner:Â Brighten a room inÂ your home or a corner of your studio with four gorgeous feet of flutteringÂ pennants.Â Weâ€™ll be creating seven Victorian flags that weâ€™ll embellishÂ with yummy goodies and string together with pretty ribbon. Plenty of florals andÂ sweet birdies, sepia-aged sheet music, soft ribbons and fabrics, lace, beautifulÂ patterned papersâ€¦.and ofÂ courseâ€¦glitter!