Monday, November 16, 2009

Mums the Word

Texas Bella Mums, that is!

I'm back from Silver Bella and you are not even going to believe this... I took fewer pictures than I did last year! I know, I said I was going to take more! I don't know what happened. Quite honestly I thought I had only taken one... yep, you read that right... ONE PHOTO. But after I pulled my camera out of my bag, I realized I took just a few more than that. But my friend Nina took a lot, so I'm hoping she will email me some.

Okay, back to the mums. Heather Ales hosted a Mum Swap for all of us Texas Bellas, because mums are such a BIG thing here at Homecoming.

Fun, Fun, Fun!

This is the mum I created for Jana... bright vintage chic.

And this one...

I made for Nina. She got into SB late and missed out on the swap, so I thought this would be a good roomie gift for her.

Now, are you ready for this?! Here is the mum that Debe Leon created for me.

Oh my freaking word!!! It's AMAZING!!!

I love every inch of this mum... and there are a lot of inches here to love, I'm tellin' ya!

Look at the coffee! And the "Texas Ranger" badge... ACK! And it gets better...

Wow! Speechless! Thank you, again, Debe!!!

I have a whole lot more to share, but at this point, I'm not sure when I will be back to do so. But, as soon as I can, I will!

Have a beautiful week!



Wowee wow! That's definitely Texan ~ all of these are just beautiful. Did y'all wear these? Did other non-Texans "get it"? Looking forward to more Bella info! ~ Angela

Debe said...

I am glad you liked the mum! I had so much fun reading your history and discovering the you that you let all your followers get to know. I really wanted to get a vintage hankie on there but that might have caused you to fall over backwards!! It was a grand event..but, wow,am I tired!! Those Texas mums did make a visual impact!

Mon Alisa Design said...

They are beautiful! What a lovely idea!

My names Alisa too :)

Robin Thomas said...

This was my first Silver Bella and the Texas Mums were my first glimpse into what was to come. I was blown away by these. We Oklahoma gals know our way around a Homecoming mum and I really 'got' what you were up to. Great, fabulous, brilliant!

Charlene said...

THAT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOME MUM! Amazing. Love the ones you made too. Can't wait to see your photos & the other girls. Talked to Joanna today & she said the classes were also amazing. Did you take the same ones she did?

Anonymous said...

Alisa -
It was such a treat to meet you!
We must get together soon and keep this Bella spirit alive.
Sure will be thinking of you this week and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Suz said...


As a "simple" Minnesotan, I adored your mums. What a great traditions and you Texas Silver Bellas did it up well!

Of course, I LOVE the embroidery you did for me, too. I just treasure it!


Sandy Michelle said...

WOW that certainly is one gorgeous ribbon!! I'm glad you had a great time at SB! I've only been once and had a blast!

Sandy xox

TinyBear said...

They are amazing Alisa. Sounds like you had a great trip to Silver bella. Can´t wait to read/see more.
Have a beautiful day.
~ Tina

natalea said...

wow!! gorgeous! glad you had a nice time ALisa! I missed you! I was home and bored! I'm having fun living vicariouslt through all the pictures though....can't wait to see and hear more!
xo natalea

Stephanie said...

Alisa, so glad you are back and you had a great time at SB.

Your moms are beautiful, and so creative. The second one, is that made from coffee filters? It looks like you put tons of work into both of them, well done!!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Alisa - fabulous job on the mums. Can't wait to see more pictures from Silver Bella. Love everything you made in your other posts also. Wow - the peacock was outstanding. xoxo Nancy

Mary Wadsworth said...

It all looks so Lovely, glad you had a good time:)

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Margaret said...

Awesome Alisa!! whta fun and so much creativity! I can't wait to see what else you got up to! M

Elly said...

Never heard of "mums" before, but the look gorgeous! They look like real pieces of art!

Lori said...

Oh how fabulous of an idea! They are all great and your...WOW! Lori

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Spectacular mums! I am truly amazed at the creativity and talent that abounds!

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cindy said...

Wow. Those are amazing....I love the little nest tucked into the, is it a hydrangea? And your name on the ribbons...she did a beautiful job! You gals. Texan's of course! :D

yapping cat

Jana Perenchio said...

I LOVE my mum sooooo much for thank you for all the love & talent you put into it, Alisa! Happy holidays!!!