Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Found my new home!

We were up in Tehachapi on Friday getting the inspection done on our new house (which went well, no major issues, yey!) and after it was all done we went into the town centre to wander around. I had seen online that there was a local scrapbooking and stamping store there, so of course I had to check it out!! The store is mostly scrapbook focused, but does carry stamping stuff including a few Hero Arts stamps and Ranger products like my distress inks and alcohol inks etc. But best of all, at the back of the store is their Centre d'Art, a room FULL of supplies available for use for an hourly fee. You can go there with a friend, and spend an afternoon using any of their tools, books etc and they also have classes etc of course. But best of all, you can rent stamps for just $1 a day- and they have thousands!!! The lady who runs the store, Kathy, was so nice and so passionate about her store and crafting. She is off to CHA this weekend and we had so much fun chatting about that and how much fun she would have! I can't wait to hear all about it when she gets back, and to see the new products when she gets them in :)

While there I of course had to pick up a few things!! I hadn't tried any spray mists yet, and had seen that the Create blog's challenge this week was to use spray mists- so when I saw the shelf full of glimmer mists I had to get one! Also, with it coming up to Valentine's Day I had to add a heart to my stamp collection, so the Hero Arts Heart Lace came home with me too!!

I had been itching to get playing with my new finds and finally got time last night. Here's what I came up with...

It's quite different to the cards I usually make, but I quite like it! I sprayed the glimmer mist onto white cardstock and then blotted it with a paper towel to give a glimmery marble effect.

I then embossed the Heart Lace in gold and used a Fiskars border punch to punch the top and bottom. I then gold embossed La Lettre onto the card, wiping the ink off in places each time I stamped so that it looks 'patchy'. I adhered the panel to the card at an angle (using my new Glue Glider Pro that I received from De over at EIC, thanks De!!) and then tied the brown ribbon, using a little Glossy accents to stick the bow in place.

I really can't wait to move up to Tehachapi now, and get to spend more time at Picture Perfect and Stamps of Approval! I know I will make some great new crafty friends there and have lots of fun :) Just keep your fingers crossed for us that escrow continues to go smoothly so we can be in our house by March!!


  1. Love what you did here! The heart looks stunning embossed in gold!

  2. LOVELY!! I really like the misting over doilly heart!! Beautiful job you did!!

  3. Love how this turned out! So glad you found a new place to play!

  4. Hey congrats, Lynsey, on having your gorgeous card featured in CARDS blog! Way to go!!!!