Stampin' Gina | Martinez, CA

Archive for September 2010


Recently my sweetie and I attended the Pleasanton, CA Harvest Festival, a yearly event we’re always excited to attend. After the event we browsed through all the shops and boutiques on Main Street in Pleasanton, a historical type of town. I could not contain my excitement when I discovered this beautiful display of Stampin’ UP! gift bags in the back, near the register of a gourmet cook supply store, priced at $4.99 per bag.

These small bags are very cute, require little supplies and are very fun to make. I love them! They measure 4″ x 5 1/4″. The larger ones do require more ‘imagination’ and supplies. I loved seeing this which inspired me to come home and try to make my own. These little bags are just the perfect projects to use your cute single stamps and messages, current or retired Stampin’ UP designer paper.

Thank you for visiting today. In the next postings I want to share what I came up with.

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These bags are alot of fun to make and I’m sure my family/friends will enjoy receiving them. This is a great way to use your smaller, single image stamps and current or retired designer paper. I love them and will be making alot of them in the upcoming months. You can never have too many decorated bags ready for gift giving and as gifts! For Thanksgiving I will be giving batches of these cute babs to my adult Katie and Windie girls (Mom’s to my 5 amazing grandsons) for their gift giving.

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Decorative/holiday pennants are BIG this year for home decorating. Today I want to share my first banner I made using our Stampin’ UP! pennant Big Shot die cut, Alphabet die cut, SU buttons, large and small eyelets, ribbon and our new Stampin’ UP! Halloween paper. I have alot of Halloween embellishments from past CHA tradeshow classes and wanted to use them. This was the perfect!

Tomorrow I’ll hang this in my workshop area and take another pic to show how it looks hanging up. Now that I’ve made one I’m enthusiastic and look forward to making banners for other holidays and special events. It was alot of fun to put together.

Thank you for visiting.

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  While walking around last week in Las Vegas, we found a beautiful bakery located in the Bellagio Hotel. A film crew was setting up to film for an episode of cakes in mid-October on the TLC channel. They were certainly at the right place. Entering the bakery we saw this beautiful waterfall of white and brown chocolate. I love, love, love chocolate (I eat it every day) and this chocolate fountain was to die for…..We walked around the Bakery. Enjoy this excursion through my camera’s eye. Beautiful, beautiful works of art – Food Crafts! Everything could be purchased. Thank you for visiting and enjoy your visit to this bakery and other photo worthy items I enjoyed viewing during our 5 days there.

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