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Sparkle Bella Sneak Peeks

sparklebella.jpgSneak peeks are popping up for the upcoming Sparkle Bella workshop.  See photo below plus, Carolyn Peeler shows a technique board for hers here and  Kimberly Kwan has a teaser here.

Although the Sparkle Bella workshops are sold out, you can begin registering TOMORROW, June 2nd at noon CST for Silver Bella!  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 summer  already got you singing the blues?  Put on your most glamorous rhinestone  sunglasses and join the Bellas for a glitterific day at “Sparkle Bella.” Be  one of the lucky few to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime day of workshops where we  will create magnificent showpieces by blending the very best of current scrapbook fashions with vintage treasures and sparkly bits!  Ooh la  la!sparklebellasamples.jpg

Four magical workshops taught by Teresa McFayden, Carolyn Peeler,  Marilyn Healey and Kimberly Kwan 10am to 10pm,  Saturday, June 23,  2007  Scrapbooks Etc, Mesa Arizona. Seating  is very limited for this mixed media adventure, $180 (US) per person includes lunch,  yummy sweet treats and delightful give-aways!

The Bella events are  the brainchild of Teresa McFayden, noted mixed-media artist and industry  innovator for many years.  Beginning in 2005, Teresa began the Bella concept by hosting weekend retreats featuring well-know instructors teaching the  fine art of mixed media and paper and photographic “artsy.”  Each event has  grown subsequently larger and the Bella events are now drawing quite a bit of  media attention within the industry, not to mention an overwhelming grass-roots  and word-of mouth swell amongst the mixed-media and scrapbooking communities.

Teresa, Kim and Carolyn are veteran Bellas, having  taught at the hugely successful Silver Bella in Omaha last November, and  they are delighted to have the amazing Marilyn Healey join them for this  paper-arsty adventure in the Arizona desert.  Each of the four Bellas are  teaching unique and magical classes (sample photos attached) and Teresa will be  on hand to sign copies of her new Autumn Leaves book, “Foof-a-Life.”  While this all-day glitter-fest sold out in under a week, devoted fans can  look forward to the announcement of Silver Bella 2007 registrations opening on June 2nd.  Silver Bella 2007 will be held in Omaha, NE on November 9-10, 2007 where you can  expect to see the most AMAZING line-up of artist-instructors ever!!

Here are the Sparkle Bella artist bios and what they’re  teaching:

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 .

Teresa is teaching Bella Flora– An Altered Book: Flowers. Spring.  Life’s photos. They all become a breath of fresh air in this beautiful altered  book. We’ll add new pages to an old book giving it a shabby flair, then alter  flowers, add ribbonry, glitter, fabric, and your treasured photos. This Bella  Flora book in all its style and finery will be admired for years to come.

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.

Carolyn is teaching Scandalous Vintage Bellas:  Prudence and  Winifred always appeared to be such refined and genteel women. It was a great  surprise for the members of their quaint little town to discover that their  enigmatic smiles hid many scandalous secrets. Featuring a vintage photo, this  bright and summery wall hanging will celebrate wild women everywhere! In this  class we will dabble in paint, gesso, German glass glitter, and Melissa Frances  oh-so-shabby papers (and I can’t wait to show you my totally fun charcoal technique!).

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.

Kim is teaching  Whimsy – A Clearly Wonderful Mini-Album:   They say good things come in small packages, and this project is clearly a fine  example of that!  Diminutive in size, but large in collage-packed  yumminess, this mini-album features “Beacon Hill” papers by Daisy D’s and  fabulous collage images from Paper Whimsy.  When combined with a treasure  trove of vintage ephemera, lace and sparkly goodness, these standard paper goods  become simply marvelous!  In this class you’ll learn to create your own  mini-album using surprising hardware-store supplies and then fill it up with whimsical touches.

Marilyn Healey
With a  degree in Illustration, Marilyn has worked as an artist in one form or another  for many years. Ultimately finding herself as a free-lance designer and  illustrator, Marilyn let scrapbooking take over her life ten years ago.   Marilyn was inducted into the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2000 and the  PaperKuts Power Team in 2001.  She has been on several design teams for  scrapbooking companies such as Autumn Leaves, KI Memories, and Provo Craft.  Marilyn was a Garden Girl on the popular scrapbooking website Two Peas In A  Bucket for four years.  She has been published in numerous industry  magazines over the last nine years with the Autumn Leaves “Designing  With…”  and “Foof-A-Life” publications being the most recent.   Over-the-top creations are Marilyn’s favorite, whether in scrapbooking or mixed  media artwork.  When not caring for her family, admiring the Utah  mountains, or watching humorous movies with her husband,  Marilyn can be  found creating in her studio lost among her stacks of old books, vintage  ephemera, paints and brushes. She invites you to peek into her world on her blog.

Marilyn is teaching Victorian Bella Banner:  Brighten a room in  your home or a corner of your studio with four gorgeous feet of fluttering  pennants.  We’ll be creating seven Victorian flags that we’ll embellish  with yummy goodies and string together with pretty ribbon. Plenty of florals and  sweet birdies, sepia-aged sheet music, soft ribbons and fabrics, lace, beautiful  patterned papers….and of  course…glitter!

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