Saturday, June 22, 2013

This and That Album by my Guest Blogger





My beautiful and talented friend and Guest Blogger Michelle Jamison from Chelly Bean Designs and Memoirs of Michelle was given a mission:  Take a This and That album, the stickers, washi tape and DSP and make something pretty please!

I think she managed to fulfil the brief, don't you?  Michelle made a gorgeous travel journal of a recent trip to Hong Kong (I'm jealous).  



I love the way Michelle uses paint - it absolutely suits the journal and her photographs.


There's a glimpse of lovely Michelle herself!


The inside pockets work so well for a travel journal, don't they?  Perfect place to stash maps, postcards, etc.




I love the way she uses doilies to mat her photographs too - genius!



Plenty of room for journalling and photos.







I really want to go on a girl's trip to HK now.  And I reckon Michelle would be an awesome travel buddy!  Next time you go - take me please!

 Thank you so much Michelle for being my Guest Blogger and for making such a work of art!  
Michelle has more details over on her blog HERE, so make sure you go check it out.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Washi Tape 5 Ways - What You Missed!




I held my Washi Tape 5 Ways Class today, it was so fun!  Please note that the evening class scheduled for tomorrow evening (21st) has now been rescheduled for the following Friday night, 28th June.  My apologies for any inconvenience.  Please let me know ASAP if you'd like to join in.  In the meantime, here's what we made today (and what we'll be making next Friday night).


First:  Use strips as a funky background:


Second:  Make your own Faux Washi in the DSP of your choice:


Third:  Die Cut 


Fourth:  Easy Pennants!


Fifth:  Dress up (and use as a closing) a simple box:



I love this stuff!  

I'll be ordering some more in my next order, for sure.


This is what I used to make the above:


Feel Goods Stamp Set (#129681 wood, #129684 clear) from the current Mini

Remember This and That Rotary Stamp (#131463)


 Paper
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (#130814)



Whisper White A4 Cardstock (#106549 )
Basic Gray A4 Cardstock (#121689)
Daffodil Delight A4 Cardstock ( #121680) 
Calypso Coral A4 Cardstock (#124392 )
Pool Party A4 Cardstock (#124391 )


Ink
Jet Black StazOn (#101406)
Calypso Coral  Classic Stampin' Pad (#126983)

Adhesives
SNAIL Refill (#104331) 
2-Way Glue Pen (#100425)
Glue Dots (#103683)
Sticky Strip (#104294)

Consumable
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape (#131269)
Linen Thread (#104199)
Very Vintage Designer Buttons (sneak peek from the new catalogue!)


Tools
Big Shot w/ Multipurpose Platform (#113439)
Hearts Collection Framelits (#125599)
Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334) 
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (#125586) 
Paper Snips (#103579)
Paper Trimmer (#126889)
Stamping Sponges (#101610)

Non-Stampin' Up!
3/4" Wide Clear Office Tape (like Scotch© brand tape)(32")
Tray or ceramic plate 
Water



Remember you can order any of these products from my online store  by clicking the link to Handmade By Lou's online Store






Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June Class - Ways with Washi!




Washi Tape 5 Ways

Washi Tape is all the rage in paper crafting world. You might already be using it for your crafts or you might think "what's the big deal?"  Well, it is THE must-have trendy staple these days. And what's not to love about it?  Stampin' Up! has several different patterns and colors that can match anyone's mood and style. There are a million different fun and innovative ways to use this product. I'm excited to share several of them with you using the fun and trendy Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape. I'll also be sharing a little secret on how to make your own faux Washi Tape, I can't wait for you to try it!  If you like to be on trend and you like to paper craft, then Washi Tape is something you just need to try!

So come along to my class next Thursday 20th June 2013 from 10:30am.  Cost will be $20.  I'd love to see you there!  Contact me to RSVP.   Beginners are welcome!

Also - a reminder that the current promotions are finishing up in a couple of days, and the retirement list is also selling out fast!  I'll be back later to update which retired items have already sold out.