Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stamps & Shopping & Eating & More Shopping

Saturday I spent a wonderful day out with my sister Maryl and my two friends Lois and Connie. We started the day off bright and early at the San Jose Rubber Stamp Convention, where we found lots of great stamps! These are my finds at the show. A mix of wood mounted and unmounted stamps. Today I worked on getting the unmounted ones mounted to rubber foam - then I can use them with acrylic blocks. Stay tuned for some projects with these guys.
I'm starting to stamp my latest rubber stamps in this scrapbook so I can see the images easier, break in my stamps and also have some images ready to use in my projects. Don't you love the brown paper?

After the stamp show, we decided to head to Santana Row for lunch and some more shopping. We love this wall with these old doors and windows - great photo opt.
We had a tasty lunch at Pizza Antica. It was my first time there and I can't wait to go back. Loved the chicken cesar salad and the sausage mushroom pizza - yum!
We had to stop at Anthropologie. CGS found this adorable watch that Maryl and I had to have and I also picked up this love letter sweater.

CGS eating some no calorie pancakes.
After shopping Santana Row, we headed to Lincoln street to check out this cute store called Magpie. I had to pick up this halloween santos. Note, this is not the store in the background - but my messy craft room.

And then I also found this great bag at a store called IBiss near Magpie.
Now, I wasn't the only one buying today. This is what my trunk looked like when we finished ALL our shopping.
CGS created this wonderful coin purse for my bday - love the see thru plastic and all the treasures inside. (Maryl great find on this coin purse).
Here's the card I made CGS for her bday.

Lois made this adorable paper doll and tag with Rachel's picture. Lois was Rachel's first grade teacher and had the most creative projects I've ever seen a grammer school teacher teach.

Today Rachel had one of her best friends over and they made chocolate cup cakes from a Trader Joe's mix. Thanks to CGS for recommending this product - Rachel and Ernie thought it was definitely a winner! Lana thanks for the Halloween cup cake decorations - the girls had so much fun decorating the cup cakes with them.
Two thumbs up on this mix - go try it! And didn't Trader' do a great job on the graphics for the box - so vintage looking.


  1. What a fun Day! Love how you stamped all the images on brown paper...great to have handy when you're creating art. You, CGS, and Lois are so creative in your art work...I'm so jealous! The chocolate cupcakes look so yummy!

  2. What a great post, what a fun day.

  3. What a fantastic day you all must have had and love all your purchases and gifts but especially your "love letter" sweater and Lois' paperdoll with Rachel's picture. I too admired all the impressive projects Rachel brought home once a week from her first grade class. F