I have to work this weekend, but the bright spot to that is that I get a weekday off when that happens. So, off I went to Louisville this week to visit Gaye and see what she brought me from Stampaway (yes, I know Stampaway was two weeks ago.) What fun to get a bag of goodies. I had especially requested some tape from Coffee Break. I'll explain why later. Here are some of my goodies.
Gaye was showing me a technique while I was there, and I immediately confiscated her sample to put in my stencil journal (which I had brought with me to show her). She gave me some flowered envelopes, and I immediately cut one in half and put that in my journal too, making a pocket out of it. The blue swirly package tape is also hers. A true friend lets you use her stuff like that, you know, when you are overcome with a journaling urge.
The reason I wanted more tape is that I have been playing around with making my own faux washi tape. Oh, I still love the ones for sale, and will not stop buying anything that strikes my fancy. But it's also fun to make your own. I simple gather my tape and some tissue paper, put the tape on the back of the tissue paper, then cut along the edge of the tape. To use, peel off the tape backing and there you have it.
I have stamped on painted papers and used that as well. The black and white piece is one Gaye stamped. There is no end to the possibilities.
We agree it probably had more "parts" to it in its past life, but here's what it has now...