Saturday, July 14, 2007

Amuse Mania Hits the San Francisco Bay Area!

On Monday, July 9, I attended my local Amuseapalooza event in Sunnyvale, CA hosted by Stamp On Over. Stamp On Over is a very unique rubber stamp store in that it is actually in a craft mall, Cranberry Hill Mercantile.

After the two hour drive from where I live, I was ecstatic to see the signs posted on the door:

We had arrived in heaven! The stamps were out and man, were they cute! It was hard not to put them all in my basket. In between my attempts to scour the racks for my favorites, there were a ton of desserts to nibble on, from cakes to fruit. However, the chocolate fountain was the star of the dessert table. There were marshmallows and strawberries to dip in the chocolate, and it was absolutely delicious!

About half an hour after the party began, the make-and-take tables started up. There were three projects to do, and they were all very different. Kudos to the staff of Stamp on Over for coming up with stamping projects that weren't cards, for a bit of variety! The first project I did was an adorable purse. It used the Amuse Pinwheel as its closure and the sentiment "A Treat for You," and it held a single chocolate candy.

The next project I did was a mini candy cup. It involved a bit of origami, but I thought it was a very inventive way to package small treats. I'll definitely keep it in mind at Christmas. Check out the directions they so neatly posted for us to refer to! (The finished product is in the bottom right corner.)

Finally, there was a beautiful lunch pail project. Because it was so popular, they had to do a waiting list, so we ended up taking the supplies home and making it. It was gorgeous nonetheless!

All in all, I could not have been happier. The make-and-takes were interesting, the mood light and fun, and it was just great to get together with other Amuse enthusiasts to celebrate the new release. Thank you to the ladies at Stamp on Over for a great event!


Lezlye said...

Stamp on over used to be my source for AMuse when I lived in Campbell. Keep stamping , thanks for sharing!

Antonella said...

I used to live in Santa Clara and loved this craft mall. Back then I didn't stamp, but I of course do now!! Next time I am there visiting I will go back and see what they have.
Cheers, Antonella