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If you hurry, you still may get one of only 12 spots left for the Silver Bella event! Go here to register. Below is a run-down on the event and the artists who will be teaching:silverbellaprimabellas.jpg

“Silver Bella 2007 will be held in beautiful, historic downtown Omaha on November 9-10. You won’t want to miss these two fun-filled days of paper-artsy wonders brought to you on a silver platter by some of the hottest artists in the country. We’ll also have an amazing Vendor Fair featuring a dazzling array of hand-made gift items and eccentric vintage goodies, as well as some special (not yet disclosed) surprises! Shine up your party shows, polish of your tiara and join us for the must-attend event of the season, Silver Bella 2007!

Teresa McFayden
Paper Arts fanatic would best describe Teresa. She dabbles in all things paper, ranging from collage, to book making to scrapbooking. Teresa’s passion for industry has 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. In 2006 Teresa started Paper Bella, a Paper Arts Kits Company. She has been published in several industry magazines including The Look Book by Autumn Leaves, and Foof-a-Life by Autumn Leaves, available in May, 2007. Teresa enjoys teaching locally and across the country. She is the soccer mom to 3, and considers them her greatest achievements. She invites you to peek into her world on her blog

Carolyn Peeler
A lover and collector of all things vintage, sparkly and pretty, Carolyn loves to rummage through antique shops and find that perfect treasure. Carolyn’s love of scrapbooking and paper crafts, lead her to become involved professionally in this industry. She 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 major magazines and Idea Books, she is a contributing writer for the Canadian Scrapbooker magazine and has written articles for Legacy (now Somerset Memories) and Woman’s Day. She and her husband live in Vancouver, Canada. . She invites you take a peek into her world by visiting her blog

Kimberly Kwan
Crafty from birth and with a professional background in motivational speaking and adult training, Kim has found her niche in paper and photographic arts. Her 3 favorite places to be are 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! 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 and retreats across the country. Kim recently returned from teaching at 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 our industry! She invites you to peek into her world on her blog or on her photography web site

Pamela Garrison
Pam Garrison is a mixed media artist who is passionate about creating and inspiring others to create. She shares her talents by teaching workshops at ArtFest, Art FiberFest, Silver Bella and other local and national venues. Pam currently serves as a Directors Circle Artist for Stampington & Co. Maybe you’ve seen her work in the new book Crowns and Tiaras, or in Belle Armoire, Somerset Life, Art and Life or Somerset Studio. Perhaps you saw her making treasures out of vintage finds on HGTV’s “That’s Clever”. Pam lives in southern California with her husband and two children. She thrives on living artfully every day. She invites you to visit her blog

Rebecca Sower
Rebecca believes everyone has a creative heart just waiting to be found. She loves all things handmade and believes making items by hand is an art form unto itself. Since she believes written words from heart are the most meaningful of all, many of Rebecca’s creations also includes words of love and inspiration. Rebecca has been published in several magazines including Creating Keepsakes, Somerset Studio’s Legacy, and teaches at paper arts conventions in the US and internationally. She has written two books, Scrapbooking Life’s Little Treasures and Scrapbooking Life’s Little Moments, both of Primedia Publishing. In 2000, Rebecca was chosen as a Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame Member. Currently, she licenses her designs and artwork through EK Success. Rebecca lives in an old restored farmhouse in rural Tennessee with her husband and three children…just where she most loves to be. Rebecca invites you to visit her blog

Jennifer Paganelli
Jennifer was raised in a very provincial household and remembers coloring and pasting her creations about her bedroom, enjoying the impact of the patterns and blocks of color. She spent part of her childhood in color drenched Virgin Islands which has influenced her art to this day. Upon graduating from Notre Dame, she began her career with The Knox Group, a premier furniture and textile manufacturer. Jennifer is the Founder of Sis Boom. Her textile designs have been featured in Country Living, Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Simple Scrapbooks, Romantic Homes, People, and many more. She has licensed her patterns with Daisy D’s Paper Company. Jennifer lives in Connecticut with her loving and patient husband, Peter, and her son and daughter. Her Company has grown up with her children who have always remained her first priority, and feels that she is exactly where she needs to be right now. More information about her work is available at or you can visit her on her blog

Charlotte Lyons
Charlotte Lyons’s career as a writer, designer, and artist began when she left teaching to raise her three daughters. In an effort to stay creatively connected and to find activities that would be fun for her and her children, she immersed herself in home arts–and discovered her true vocation. Her book, Mothers and Daughters at Home 35 Projects to Make Together (Simon and Schuster), was notably reviewed and excerpted in various magazines and newspapers across the country. Her second hardcover, full-color title is on the subject of girlfriends crafting together, Between Friends–Craft Projects to Share (Simon and Schuster). Additionally, she co-authored The Home Companion series of eight decorating and craft titles with Mary Engelbreit and Barbara Martin (Andrews and McMeel). Lyons was formerly a contributing editor at Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine. In 2005, she was the guest columnist for Country Marketplace and continued a monthly craft column based upon her books for Create and Decorate (2003-2005). Her work as a designer has been featured in Country Living, Victoria, Rosie, Romantic Homes, Woman’s Day, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Where Women Create, and Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion. Charlotte has appeared on the CBS Early Show, DIY and HGTV. Presently, her artwork and product concepts are licensed to a growing list of companies for the marketplace, including Midwest Seasons of Cannon Falls. Charlotte lives in Irvington, New York on the Hudson River with her husband and daughters. More information about her work is available on her website and crafty blog

Jenny & Aaron
Jenny and Aaron, the inseparable designing duo, began their career in art when they were in high school. First immersing themselves in the art of antique furniture restoration, then moving on to commissioned murals, and eventually starting a hand painted furniture company. For years they produced a line of cottage style furniture and home accessories for wholesale and in their Red Bank, New Jersey retail shop. Their work has appeared in Country Living, Country Home, Woman’s Day Decorating Ideas, Design New Jersey, and has been featured on NBC’s Today Show.
In 2003 they left the world of furniture so they could fully focus on creating art based on their love of old fashioned bake shops and all things vintage holiday. Now, they spend seven days a week in a world sprinkled with polka dots, stripes, cakes, cupcakes, paper mache rabbits, and lots of glitter. They try their very best to live up to their motto “Everyday is a Holiday” and enjoy nothing more than meeting new friends and like minded artists and collectors of all things pretty. Jenny is also a certified blog fanatic and would love nothing more than for you to stop by and say hello on her blog.”

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  1. June 4th, 2007Posted | Permalink

    Oh thanks for the great post Angie! You are so great. This is the bestest spot to get the scoop….always! 🙂

  2. June 4th, 2007Posted | Permalink

    Thank you a ton for sharing this with your readers really and truly we appreciate all the press….All my very best to you, Jennifer Paganelli

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