Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. You’re just in time for today’s creative therapy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Altered 3D Recipe Box featuring Family Recipes – with Solange

Are you ready to walk into your craft room and come out with a fun and oh-so-useful recipe box? We all have those favorite recipes that are written on the back of a napkin or whatever was handy at the moment, right? Well, with a little help from our friends over on the Bo Bunny Blog you can crank out several of these recipe boxes in no time – one for you and a few to give as gifts for the quickly approaching holidays.

Solange created this adorable recipe box using the new Family Recipes collection. I hope you’ve been inspired to create your own unique project. For a complete supply list click here and I will take you over to the BoBunny blog so you can take down some notes. You are going to be amazed at how quickly this adorable recipe box comes together.

Dark To Light Art Journal Pages By Chris Cresswell

This is one of those pieces that makes my heart sing. I instantly fell in love with the different hues of blues and greens (my favorite color combo) and all the contrasting stamps and doodles. Not to worry, if you’re not a doodler, Chris used Kim Dellow’s gorgeous stamp set titled “Eclectica³” along with some of her precious geli prints to create those fun whimsical flowers. You’ll be happy to know that this set also comes with stencils to perfectly coordinate your projects. You get the mask and the stencil of the outer shape which can also be used as a frame. You are going to love it!

Remeber one of the only mistakes that you can make with your art is fear. Many crafters get caught up with their art being perfect, but art doesn’t have to be perfect nor do you have to follow someone else’s rules. If it makes you happy, then it is perfect as it is. Be one with your project and enjoy what you have created. Hugs to Chris for sharing this gorgeous work of art.

Under the Sea by Jennie

In honor of an amazing summer, I thought you might be inspired by this beautiful piece of art created by the very talented Jennie Atkinson. Would you believe that this little treasure started out as a plain Square Birch Ply Wood Plaque? These plaques are great to use for mixed media projects as you can really use a lot of products on them and they hold up great.  You can find them on the Calico Craft Parts site; click here and I’ll take you over for a visit.


Jennie really is the queen of fine detail. I highly recommend stopping by her blog Live The Dream any time you are in need of some serious inspiration. You are going to love her shabby, vintage style. Hugs to Jennie for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.

30-Minute Caprese Chicken Recipe By Heidi

With a little help from our friend Heidi, you can have chicken on the table and create beautiful things in your craft room in no time.  What’s not to love, with just a few simple ingredients, you can make this stand out, one-pan chicken breast dinner in under 30 minutes – then it’s back to the craft room where we belong.  🙂 At the end of a crazy day, creating beautiful things can be a real stress reliever.

I’d like to send a shout out to Heidi for carrying the team when it comes to kicking it up a notch (or maybe several notches) in the kitchen. Foodiecrush is one food blog you don’t want to miss, you are going to be amazed at how creative Heidi is withher recipes.

Thanks for spending a bit of your Sunday with me. I’m on my way to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Marlborough, MA, so if you happen to be in the neighborhood we would love to meet you in person. The show will be on September 8th & 9th at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel located at 181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA. I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center!

I do hope you will take a minute or two to visit the individual blogs I have shared today so you can see more details on how these wonderful projects were created. Hugs to all who have shared the inspiration for today’s post.




Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! It makes me smile knowing that even with your crazy, busy schedule that you’ve found some time to be creative.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy a little creative therapy – you deserve it!

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Marla Thrall

Digital scrapbooking is a form of scrapbooking that is done using a personal computer, digital or scanned photos, and computer graphics software. For many of us seasoned scrappers digital scrapbooking was a little hard to swallow at first. My only concern was what would happen to all the treasured supplies that I have been collecting for the last 15 years!? Not to worry, there is room for both; I call it going hybrid. It is totally fine to have some traditional scrapbook layouts mixed in with your digital layouts. Remember there are no rules, just have fun with your art!

Digital scrapbooking can be a beautiful thing as you can see by this adorable layout designed by the very talented Marla Thrall. Whether you are a seasoned professional with computer graphic skills or are just getting your feet wet, I highly recommend spending some quality time with Maria as she shares how quick and easy it is to create the perfect digital scrapbook layout. 

Hello Friend By Lynn Put

One of my favorite types of cards to make are friendship cards. Growing up in New York and then moving to California as an adult, I appreciate the importance of keeping in touch across the miles. What better way to let those special friends in your life know how important they are to you than to send a handmade card, right?

I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite watercolors and create something beautiful. On this sweet card, Lynn used Distress Inks to create the gorgeous backgrounds, but feel free to use what you have on hand. For a complete supply list click here and I’ll escort you over to The Queens Scene Blog so you can check out how easily this heartfelt card came together. Keep up the great job you’re doing by sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time.

Butterfly Gift Card Box By Marjie Kemper

With gift cards being available everywhere, they have quickly become one of my go-to gifts, but I sometimes harbor a bit of guilt – that it wasn’t personal enough. A handcrafted gift card holder like this one adds that personal touch back into the gift so in my world that erases the guilt. 😉 Who wouldn’t love to see their favorite store gift card peeking out of this adorable gift card box handcrafted by you. Maybe it’s me, but I don’t have any problem walking into my favorite store and picking out exactly what I want with my gift card, do you?

Marjie paired Eileen’s Hulls Recipe Box die with Tim Holtz’s Detailed Butterflies die to create this custom gift card holder.  These are wonderful to have on hand whenever you need a gift card holder, they also make great party favors, a place to house your business cards etc. Click here and I will be honored to take you over to Eileen’s blog so you can follow along as Marjie shares how this darling project was created.

 30-Minute Caprese Chicken Recipe By Heidi

It’s that time again when everyone is asking what’s for dinner but not to worry, I have your back on this one. I discovered this easy to make Chicken Caprese Recipe on one of my go-to food blogs Foodie Crush and knew I had to share the love. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make this tasty, one-pan chicken breast dinner in under 30 minutes.

Big hugs to Heidi for sharing this delicious Caprese Chicken recipe! Click here and I’ll take a stroll with you over to her blog Foodie Crush so you can print out the recipe. You all know how I love to share those amazing recipes that can be on the table in under an hour, and with a little help from our culinary genius Heidi – you too can have this dinner serve in about 1/2 an hour. Bon appetit my friends!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you!