Tuesday, July 10, 2012





I've been thinking a lot recently about how much easier it is to have a store! Since I have had the pleasure of owning 2 (one in Alaska and one here in Port Huron) I definitely can remember what it felt like to jump out of bed in the morning and realize I had "x" amount of time to galvanize the kids, myself, lunches, showers, assignments, rides to school, etc. to accomplish before I could unlock "forget-me-not Paper Arts" back door.  Now...especially since it is summer...I strolled down here with a cup of coffee before 8am.  (not that galvanized!)  My one son doesn't live in the house and my other one is snoring gently (pretty sure) upstairs.

You'd think working from home would be easier!  But a store leaves you no choices but to get your job done!  Go to work, panic, sweat, freak, race home, panic, sweat, freak, run back to the store for classes, panic, sweat, freak...you get the idea.

I believe I sauntered this morning....I'm even typing s..l..o..w.....



Ingredients…

Stamps:
     Sun (Wavy Rays)/204G/Stampscapes
     Babbling Brook/183G/Stampscapes
     Rocky Peaks/188F/Stampscapes
     Water Pattern (sm)/231C/Stampscapes
     Leaf Sprig/183G/Stampscapes
Ink:
     Pumice Stone Tim H or Slate/Adirondack
     Espresso/Adirondack
     Butterscotch/Adirondack
     Stormy Sky/Tim Holtz Distress Ink
     Mountain Rose/Adirondack
     Moonlight White/Brilliance Pigment
         Archival Ink
Paper:
    Bazzill Metallics/Charlie/12-1212
    Pink Paislee/soiree/00604
    Glossy Cardstock
    Good White Cardstock
    Diamond Bling/Bazzill Basics/18-1004
Tools:
    ”timmy”-Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator
    felt covers for “timmy”
    Embossing Tool                                   
Other:
    Clear embossing powder
    Die-namics Skyline Border
        By www.mftstamps.com
    Frost white Colorbox ink refill
    Q-tips both regular and pointy

Measurements:
            
Card: 4 ¼”x 5 ½ “              
1st Mat (Coral): 4” x 5 ¼”  
2nd Mat (brown):  3” x 4 ¼”  
Top Mat (stamped): 2⅞ ” x 4 ⅛”


Saturday, July 7, 2012

CityScapes CLA378 - Card 2



I've had so much fun with my new Die-namics Solid Skyline by
My Favorite Stamps or www.mftstamps.com!

After finishing the card I cut right into it along the grassline and up
the side of the tree so that I could put the city die in front of the sky but behind the grass.  Having a piece of the tree behind some tree branches helped to complete the illusion.



Ingredients…

Stamps:
     Shagbark/242G/Stampscapes
     Sedge Bank (left)/234F/Stampscapes
     Cloud Bits/292C/Stampscapes
Ink:
     Black Soot/Tim Holtz Distress Ink
     Stormy Sky/Tim Holtz Distress Ink
     Meadow/Adirondack
     Red Pepper/Adirondack
     Butterscotch/Adirondack
     Espresso/Adirondack
Paper:
    Bazzill Metallics/Onyx/12-1211
    Melissa Frances/Vines & Blooms/#PA384
    Glossy Cardstock
    Good White Cardstock
Tools:
    ”timmy”-Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator
    felt covers for “timmy”
    Embossing Tool                                   
Other:
    Clear embossing powder
    Die-namics Skyline Border
        By www.mftstamps.com
    Frost white Colorbox ink refill
    Q-tips both regular and pointy



Useful Links


Wednesday, May 30, 2012




If you would like to attend this class - it will be held twice at:
Friday June 8 @ 11am
Saturday June 9 @ 11am
Phone:  (248) 879-3360
Email:  MyCraftRoom@comcast.net
6020 Rochester Road
Troy, Michigan 48085
Find us on the Northeast Corner of
Rochester & Square Lake Roads
in Venus Plaza


So I love these cards...but when I booked the class they had not yet been designed!  I saw this awesome "City Border" from My Favorite Things {www.mftstamps.com}
and immediately thought...."CityScapes" ...made with {Stampscapes} obviously!
No Problem right?!
...Big Problem!!!...
Those first ones were UGLY!!!  I started to sweat.  There is nothing worse than committing yourself to a class and coming up with...Nothing!  Yikes!  ruh-roh!
Eventually I had a break through and was extremely relieved (and so was my family because, of course, I made it everyone's problem!). Ha!

Ingredients…

Stamps:
     Cloud Space/276G/Stampscapes
     Meadow Lg/057G/Stampscapes
Ink:
     Black Soot/Tim Holtz Distress Ink
     Pumice Stone Tim H or Slate/Adirondack
     Meadow/Adirondack
     Bundled Sage/Tim Holtz Distress Ink
     Stormy Sky/Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Paper:
    Bazzill Metallics/Onyx/12-1211
    Basic Grey/What’s Up/light as a feather /wha-3703
    Glossy Cardstock
    Good White Cardstock
Tools:
    ”timmy”-Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator
    felt covers for “timmy”
    Embossing Tool                                   
Other:
    Clear embossing powder
    Die-namics Skyline Border By www.mftstamps.com
    Frost white Colorbox ink refill
    Q-tips both regular and pointy


Friday, May 18, 2012

Chalked Daisies - CLA377


Print or Save this Card {recipe}

Would you like to take this Class?
Location: 
 forget-me-not Paper Arts Studio
 1303 Washington Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060
Dates:
Tuesday June 12 @ 10am  {buy}
Thursday June 14 @ 6:30pm {buy}
Fee: 
$14 (3 Cards)
If you prefer to just call me and buy the class go ahead:
(810) 966-9664
Try the website link above if you can though.  I need practice!
       
Finally...at last...new classes, a newsletter and an updated calendar and an updated website (with 12 things on it!!!  ha!!  it looks pretty...that's all I'm saying!  :)
(I'm also trying to put this information to the left of the pictures...there should be an app for that!)
I'm going to apologize ahead of time for all the mistakes I just made fixing everything I haven't used for almost a year!  Feel free to point out the problems via email:  lizzygiggs@gmail.com.  Be gentle grasshopper!

Check out the {NEWSLETTER}
Check out the {CALENDAR} (tab to the month of June)
Check out the {WEBSITE}


 
PRODUCTS USED....

Stamps: Daisy Label/CG320/Hero Arts
Ink: Black Soot/Tim Holtz
Ribbon:
Mini Black Checks/May Arts/KBB10
Ivory Lace/May Arts/390-38-09
Paper:
Black Prismatics/Bazzill/19-10281
BoBunny Country Garden Almanac  #12CGA893
Vines & Blooms/Melissa Frances #PA384
Other:
Glossy Accents
Clear Stardust Gellyroll Pen
Chipboard  4Black Stickles




   











Friday, April 13, 2012

Botanical Butterflies - CLA376 - Card 2


print or save this {recipe}

Well...outside looks fabulous!  It's almost time to plant my desert garden!  That's what I call the garden that I plant and then forget to water and take care of! ...I don't forget...exactly....I avoid!
The grass looks a little tall right now.....hmmm...maybe it will snow!



SUPPLIES
Stamps:
Just Rite Stamps Clear/Botanical Butterflies/CR-02245
Papers:
My Mind’s Eye/Up Town Paper/#GDS120
Basic Grey/kioshi/use backside/kio-2348
My Mind’s Eye/Lost & Found/LF2015
Inks:
Tim Holtz Distress/Black Soot
Colored Pencils:
PC947 Dark Umber
PC995 Mulberry
PC1096 Kelly Green
PC1021 Jade Green
PC1012 Jasmine
PC926 Carmine Red
Tools:
Paper Stumps
Odorless Paint Thinner
Other:
Fine Clear Glitter                                                      
Glossy Accents                

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Botanical Butterflies - CLA376 - Card One


CLICK to get a recipe of this card to keep.  Sometimes an idea sparks creativity!

I don't know what it is about "Just Rite" stamps...but I seem to have a thing
for them. I just look at a new set of stamps and then my brain goes.."hey baby, lets color!"

I've been working hard on my new website hoping that one day - I'll actually think it's done.  I've changed the way it looks, the way the photos are taken, the way I name my product...I'm cursed!  I'm probably confusing it with card making...because nothing seems to look good enough!  I have a beautiful picture of the studio on the front page with snow falling!  So obviously!...I'll have to change it!  Craziness!  There must be a pill for this!


SUPPLY LIST - CLA375 – Card One
Stamps:
Just Rite Stamps Clear/Botanical Butterflies/CR-02245
Papers:
My Mind’s Eye/Up Town Paper/#GDS120
Basic Grey/kioshi/use backside/kio-2348
My Mind’s Eye/Lost & Found/LF2015
Inks:
Tim Holtz Distress/Black Soot
Colored Pencils:
PC947 Dark Umber
PC995 Mulberry
PC1096 Kelly Green
PC1021 Jade Green
PC1012 Jasmine
PC926 Carmine Red
Tools:
Spellbinders/Nestabilities/Standard Circles Lg/S4-113
Spellbinders/Nestabilities/Big Scalloped Ovals SM/S4-252
Paper Stumps
Odorless Paint Thinner
Other:
Creative Impression/Just a Note Twill/80476
Kaisercraft/Pearls/SB715 Latte                                    
Fine Clear Glitter                                                      
Glossy Accents                            
 1/8 Stitched Ribbon/Cream                               

Friday, March 9, 2012

Lonely Loon (CLA375b)



I bet you thought I was referring to myself when I said "lonely loon" for my title! (aha...meanie!) It's probably not a loon either...no I don't want an ornithology lesson!  (had to use the spell check to get that one right)...just read the side of the stamp...yup - loon!
One of my favorite things when making a Stampscapes card is making a vignette picture.  Not that I don't like stamping all over the whole thing...It's just that Stampscapes has so many small stamps that it opens up the possibilities for messing around with the whole card instead of just stamping and doing nothing else.  You get to add hardware, texture, interest, messy fingers from adding gold and black to a frame...you know...cool irritating things!
Once again...go to their most excellent website!  CLICK HERE!
Want to see some cool hardware and other embellishments?  {Creative Impressions} 

SUPPLIES
Stamps:
Stampscapes/Oak Row/223F
Stampscapes/Twisting Leaves Sm/275D
Stampscapes/Loon with reflection/262A
Stampscapes/Cloud(Cumulus)/018E
Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot

Tim Holtz Distress Weathered Wood
Adirondack Slate
Adirondack Meadow

Paper:
Older paper...sorry!  Try Bazzill Basics Fourz Palo Verde 5-590
KaiserCraft/"These Days"/P801/History
Other:
KaiserCraft/Wood Flourishes/Frames/FL305
KaiserCraft Black Pearls
Krylon/Workable Fixative or any other sealant
Kylon/Gold Leafing Pen or Encore Gold Metallic Ink
Gold Hardware "Creative Impressions"
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator "timmy"

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

All the little Marbles....



Well...here we are!
I am currently picking up as many of the marbles that fell out of my head this last year as I can.  A therapist started the process...the little wench told me I would have to do most of the picking up myself!  Really!  No magic wand there!  Poor hubby was useless...(blank stares and head scratching!)
I'm going to assume the superior race (women...in case you were wondering....) can fill in the blanks all by yourself and don't need me to give long explanations and cause you to yawn while reaching for your coffee??!!  (green tea for all you amazing healthy people!)

And since some of my marbles are still lost under couches and tables...and playing with the dust bunnies...it might explain why this particular Stampscapes card was inspired by my husbands "air freshener" which is swinging from his car's review mirror...( I may not have given it back!...hmmm).

As usual...check out the amazing Stampscapes website!  CLICK HERE!

SUPPLIES
Stamps:
Stampscapes/Oak Branch/203G
Stampscapes/Gulls/302A
Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Pumice Stone
Tim Holtz Distress Weathered Wood
Adirondack Denim
Adirondack Eggplant

Paper:
Bazzill Metallics/Galaxy
KaiserCraft/"These Days"/P801/History
Other:
KaiserCraft/Wood Flourishes/Frames/FL305
Krylon/Workable Fixative or any other sealant
Kylon/Gold Leafing Pen or Encore Gold Metallic Ink
May Arts/1/4" Silk Ribbon/SK43
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator "timmy"

 

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