Loustudio - Beautiful Paper

 *Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in Rockford IL . I love it here partly because I grew up here and it is home. We are close to Chicago when we want city life and Wisconsin is a beautiful green place we love to visit .


*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
My shop name is the same as when I was a shopper on etsy. I love to shop etsy for all the wonderful one of a kind and unique items. I decided to open up my little shop to support my rubber stamping and card making hobby. When I began selling I couldn't change the name . I could change it now but it has grown on me and I have regular customers I don't want to lose. So Loustudio I remain.

*What are 5 things you want people to think when they see your product?
Five things I want customers to think

 1- creative style 
2- great quality 
3- unique products 
4-inspired to create something 
5- that they want to return

*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
My favorite supplies are #1 - designer papers,buttons and card stock

*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
Had the most fun creating these up cycled die cuts. I think my corrugated die cuts are my best sellers because they are so fun to play with, paint, stain, spray ,glitter . I really enjoy making them out of recycled coffee sleeves which would other wise end up in the trash.

*What keeps you motivated?
Challenges on Etsy threads and blogs keep me motivated to create some thing new. When I need a little inspiration I love to browse pinterest, and read my back issues of crafting magazines.

*If you could give a piece of advice to a new shop - what would it be?
My best piece of advise to new sellers ~ do what you love , promote your self via Etsy teams and have fun! 

*Are there other places on the net we can find you?
You can find me at:





Tak said...

Nice to get to know you a little better! You have a wonderful shop! I especially liked what you said in your advice - to have fun -if we don't do that, it just turns into more "work" doesn't it! Thanks for sharing!

katkero said...

Nice to get to know you. You have beautiful things in your shop.

MoanasUniqueDesigns said...

It's always nice to see how shops get started and their inspirations. Beautiful cards. So nice to meet you.

Toppy Toppy said...

Wonderful Work, I Love your cards. It is so nice to know new shops and how they were inspired to start.

Lou at LouStudio said...

Thank you !
Today was a very trying day so to have this nice feature was a real treat. I am enjoying the PCF team so much. I am happy to be a member of such a great team !

Julia said...

Great interview with Lou!
She has great items!

watercolors said...

Lou is a very special, talented etsy friend.

I am proud to be the owner of some of her beautiful works.

Great profile article.