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Friday, December 19, 2008

My work: Venturing to Berkeley & Stamping


Mrs. J (a friend I've mentioned before) and I treated ourselves to a workshop at the Berkeley Paper Source. My favorite store in the whole wide world. Walking in that store is like a candy shop to me. I wish I had the wallet for it.

The photo above was during our walk around the area. We saw this car and thought.. it's so Berkeley and so interesting. I'm still trying to think of the symbolism behind it.

So the class was held by the person who does several workshop throughout Berkeley. I have to find her site and recommend her. She's very organized and informative. One of the best workshops I've taken. It was awfully quick. Two hours was not enough time to absorbed a ton of info and do a lot of stamp playing. Thank goodness she gave us a summary handout.

Here are my results mixing different stamp design and inks:
stamping copy

We've learned about:
VersaMagic Pigment Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stamp Pads
Brilliance Pigment Ink Stamp Pads
Staz-On Ink Pads
ColorBox Pigment Ink Pads
And even embossing!!! It sounds painful but it wasn't at all.

It was a very informative and expensive day for Mrs. J and I. As we wandered through Berkeley we stumbled into fun shop like the Scrapbook Territory and Stonemountain & Daughter's Fabric Store.

I did quite a damage in all 3 stores. Berkeley definitely became one of my new favorite city.

Since it's Friday let me leave a treat for you all.. I made this a few weeks ago but I love how it looked:

Banana Bread that was YUMMY!

Have a great weekend everyone! Only a couple more days til Christmas! So I'm going to sign out for now and enjoy the hustle and bustle like the rest of the world. I'll definitely update on the Friday after. You all enjoy the time off as well.


Sara | Stinkerpants! said...

Was it Courtney?

Sara | Stinkerpants! said...

Shoot, I forgot to click the email follow-up button (haha).

Lisa said...

You should also try making Banana Chocolate Chip Bread... MMMM!

maritessb said...

YES! It was Courtney!!!!! Thanks Sara!

Banana Chocolate Chip??... hmmmmmmmmm two of my most favorite ingredient together. Sounds good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream so it's like a banana split. Ooohh now that's an idea.

Sara | Stinkerpants! said...

No problem, Tess!

Shell said...

Banana bread, so good. Yours look yummy. The stamp designs came out really pretty. That car looks like something I would see here in New York.

LotusHaus said...

gorgeous stamping and scrumptious looking bread! They would make a great hostess gift when packaged together!!!