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


Good day, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! It’s time for some creative therapy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy. You deserve a little ME time!

You Make Me Happy By Riikka

Have you had the opportunity to play with a Gelli plate? Monoprinting on a Gelli plate is simple, fun, and a great way to create unique backgrounds. I love the fact that you don’t need to purchase any expensive tools to create your own works of art, you can use things that you already have on hand, such as bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves, different fibers, ribbons, and lace to create interesting imagery on your plate. The gratification is immediate, and the prints are amazing!

You Make Me Happy By Riikka Kovasin

As you can see by this beautiful layout designed by Riikka, creating your own unique background is just a few simple supplies away. To check out how easily this layout came together, click here and I will be honored to escort you over to Riikka’s blog Paperiliitin. I highly recommend watching the step-by-step video that Riikka has prepared to inspire her fellow paper crafters. You’re going to love it!

Celebrating Kindness By Jenn Shurkus

I know it’s hard to believe but not everyone is a talented paper crafter like you are. How sweet would it be to create a beautiful set of cards all wrapped up and tied with a bow, then gift them to someone special. What a perfect random act of kindness.

A Bit Of Kindness Card Set By Jenn Shurkus

Thanks to Jenn you can create this adorable set of cards in no time. Just click HERE and I will escort you over to her amazing blog – Creative Chick. Kudos to you for sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time.

A Little Help Organizing Your Craft Room

We can all use a little help when it comes to keeping our treasured craft supplies organized. I instantly fell in love with this adorable cart that can be purchased at your local Ikea store. The cart has four casters which makes it easy for you to move around. If your craft room looks like mine, space is very limited so it’s small size is definitely a plus.

Updated Raskog Cart Organisation

You can use the cart in different ways, including as an extra work area in the kitchen, as practical storage in the hall, or as a unique nightstand in your bedroom. The adjustable middle section is easy to move to adapt to different storage needs. If you, too, have fallen in love the RÅSKOG Utility cart (it runs about $29.99) click here and I will take you over to the Ikea website so you can check availability in your area.

Honey Garlic Shrimp

Thanks to Kevin & Amanda you can have this delicious meal on the table in under an hour. Not only is this tasty dish perfect for those “need-it-in-a-hurry” moments, but it’s also on the healthy side. Sautéed shrimp and red bell peppers are poured over a bed of spiraled zucchini and yellow squash. So delicious and flavorful!

Honey Garlic Shrimp

Let’s take a trip over to Kevin & Amanda’s blog so you can print out the recipe. Just click here – you and your family are going to love this simple summer dinner.

Thanks for stopping by; I hope you have a wonderfully creative week ahead of you. With summer in full swing that means the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo is on the move and we have great things planned for you. Click here and I will take you over to our website so you can start planning an amazing weekend with some of your fellow paper crafters. I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Springtime Basket


Welcome back this beautiful Saturday morning! The weather here in Utah has been so lovely. With the new season comes more sunshine and lots of pretty flowers. This is a great time to shake off winter and tackle some new projects. Spring is just around the corner, so I hope to bring you some springtime inspiration for your next creation!

It’s A Girl By Delaina Burns

This is an adorable baby layout that will steal the heart of any new mother.  Don’t you just love the feminine details and the pretty, soft colors?  This gorgeous baby layout was created by the very talented Delaina Burns.  Whether you just had a baby or a new grandchild, this is a layout that you must create.

It's A Girl

Delaina created this page using the Vintage Baby Collection from Maja Designs. The soft papers give this a monochromatic feel and enhance the sweet photo.  I definitely will have to create one of these for my granddaughter’s photos.  Click here and you will see how Delaina created her layout and the supplies she used.  This is one of those “must do” to put on your “to do” list!

Celebrate By Jennie Atkinson

How many of you have a box of leftover papers?  Recently I moved into a new home, and I was ashamed at myself when I realized that I had four large boxes that were nothing but scraps!  It was a great eye opener to me that I need to start using those papers instead of only collecting them.  This darling card caught my eye when I realized it was created using Jennie’s scraps.


You will be so surprised at all the beautiful things you can create with your scraps! Jennie pulled her papers together and used layering stencils, distress inks, and a fun stamp from the Classics #13 stamp set by Tim Holtz.  Come with me over to Country View Crafts where you will see a variety of the same style cards using different papers.  You will also find a supply list of what you need to create these beautiful cards.

Hello There By Nichole Heady

I love cards!  Whether they are simple or detailed; cards are as fun to make as they are to receive.  I just love sharing the finished product with the special people in my life.  You can create them by adding beautiful papers, embellishments, and then finishing them off with sweet sentiments. This one is for all of you very talented stampers and card makers.  I love the fun and simple stamping techniques that Nichole used on this adorable card.  This is a perfect card to make it into a shaker card.

Hello There

Whether you have made dozens of shaker cards or if this is your first one, I highly recommend stopping by the Papertrey Ink blog where Nichole Heady shares some of her helpful tips on creating some adorable cards.  You will love her inspiration.  Thank you, Nichole, for sharing your talent with us!

Springtime Basket By Gloria Stengel

I don’t know about you but I am certainly ready for spring.  Creating this darling little basket will take you away from the winter blues, and will also have you one step ahead on a spring décor item for your home.  I am crazy about the vibrant color combination that Gloria chose; I just love aqua and pink together.

Springtime Basket

This would make a great home décor piece for Easter just by adding some decorated eggs, candy, or even more flowers tucked in the basket.  Click here and you will see how Gloria created her basket.  Have fun creating! 🙂

Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bites By Becky Hardin

Let’s start out by saying these are unbelievably quick and easy to make.  They are chock full of protein, and oh, are they tasty!  These healthy bites of energy are so good for all of us. I am one who loves sweets, so I have to say at first I was hesitant when I saw “Energy” in the title.  After making these, I now have a favorite treat!  I love that these no bake energy bites are great treats that you can feel good about feeding your kids.  My grandchildren love them!

Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bites

I highly recommend you give them a try.  You will end up making a batch for you and then a batch for your family. 🙂 Click here and you will find the recipe and ingredients to make these.  Thank you, Becky, for sharing your great recipe.  Enjoy! 🙂

Thank you for sharing a bit of your weekend with me.  I am looking forward to spend more time with you next Saturday.  Have a wonderful and creative week ahead!



Saturdays With LeAnn

Let It Snow


Happy Saturday, everyone!  Welcome to our new Weekly Scrapper followers as well as old friends. Once again we are at the end of another month, and before we know it we will be into 2016.  It is so hard to believe we are already going into December; where has this year gone?  I do love this time of year with the beautiful decorations, Christmas music, and mostly the love that is in the air! I have been so blessed this year to have you wonderful people who follow me and support Weekly Scrapper. I truly love sharing my love of scrapbooking and crafting with you and enjoy bringing you some of my favorite projects in the hope that you find enjoyment and inspiration in them, as I do.

Special Moments By Karan Gerber

This darling layout is sure to catch your eye as it is filled with gorgeous autumn colors.  I just love the vintage and distressed look that was carried throughout the layout. This is such a wonderful way to preserve that special moment captured in a priceless photo.

Special Moments

This remarkable layout was created by Karan Gerber; be sure to pop on over to her blog My Heart On Paper to find many more of her sensational projects.  You are sure to be inspired by Karan and I highly recommend you stop by often to see her latest projects.

Noel By Jennie Atkinson

The holidays are such a delightful time of the year for getting creative and using some of your magic on handmade cards and gifts. Today’s first card inspiration comes from the talented Jennie Atkinson. I was impressed by the way she used texture paste, paint, and alcohol ink to make such a gorgeous snowflake. I hope this festive card will inspire you to create one of your own!


Everyone loves a beautiful handmade Christmas card.  It is always fun to get your mail and find a treasure made by someone very dear, and cards are as much fun to make as they are to receive. Click here and you will see Jennie’s step-by-step instructions on how she created this charming card.

Let It Snow By Debby Yates

This next beautiful card comes from Debby Yates. The Christmas magic in the air you are feeling means it is time to start gathering ideas for that perfect Christmas card, and here is another very delightful card to inspire you to create one of your own.

Let It Snow

The great choice of papers along with the wonderful stamps and beautiful coloring created a work of art that is stunning.  Pull out your fun Christmas stamps and ink pads and create a masterpiece to send out to your family and friends this holiday season.  Debby Yates is amazing, so be sure to visit A Scrap Journey for more of her fun and creative projects.

Prism Candle Light By Stephanie Michelle

Candle light is so fun to have in your home and especially during the holidays.  Can’t you just imagine these candles made up in red, green, or silver? What a great gift to make for your family or friends. You will want to make an extra so you can have one as well. 🙂

Prism Candle Light

How fun to turn a mason jar into something so magical. It will certainly set a warm ambiance in your room.  Click here to visit DIY Ready to see Stephanie’s step-by-step tutorial on how to make these amazing candles. I would like to say thank you to Stephanie for sharing this fabulous project with us.

Pecan Pumpkin Roll Cake By Roxana Yawgel

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without a good Pumpkin Roll! This delicious Pumpkin Roll Cake is sure to bring on the Christmas spirit. And remember… it is never too early to start enjoying the holidays!

Pecan Pumpkin Roll Cake

If you are intimidated by these roll cakes, you need not be; it actually is easy to make them.  All you need to do is follow the basic rules for a roll cake and “ta-da!” you have created something fabulous. Roxana will give you the instructions along with different types of roll cakes you can make during your holiday season.  For more wonderful recipes, click here to visit Roxana’s Home Baking.

I hope you have been inspired today.  Enjoy your weekend; and with this busy holiday season take some time to relax and enjoy the magic in the air!  Come back every day to enjoy Weekly Scrapper, along with Tips of the Day and daily inspiration. And I look forward to seeing you again next Saturday!

Sundays With Lorraine


Welcome to Weekly Scrapper! I’m happy you’ve been able to find some time for yourself to enjoy being creative. Sundays are special to me because this is the time that I have to share my passion for crafting with you when I’m not teaching at a Scrapbook Expo. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration.

You Light Up My Life designed by Susan

The priceless photos on this layout were the first thing that caught my eye, but upon further inspection I was also drawn to all the fine details that Susan used to create this adorable layout. I love how she sliced open the faux seams along the lines of her patterned paper and inserted ribbon underneath the opening. Peeling back the paper makes it look like metal peeled back; so clever.

You Light Up My Life

Scrapbooks are a reminder of all that is special to us, a record of your journey through life. Kudos to you for taking on this very important responsibility of preserving your treasured memories. As scrappers it’s our nature to gather priceless photos and bits of our past and lovingly store them in our scrapbooks. I’d like to send out a big hug to Susan and The Urban Scrapbook for sharing today’s inspiration piece.

Listen To Your Heart designed by Jennie Atkinson

It’s hard to believe that this soft, shabby chic piece started out bright and bold! Jennie started the background using Tim Holtz Distress inks in some bold colors layered over a piece of grey board covered in gesso.  I love how the gesso really toned down the vibrant colors.

Listen To Your Heart

If you would like more info on how Jennie created this gorgeous plaque, click here and I will escort you over so you can spend some creative time with Jennie on her blog Live The Dream; you’re definitely going to leave inspired to start that next project.

Falling Snow Holiday Shaker Card design by Debbie Olson

It’s not too early to start making your famous handmade holiday cards. I discovered this adorable card designed by Debbie Olson on the HGTV blog and fell in love with it. Doesn’t this scene bring back memories of snow falling on a crisp winter day? I hope this festive shaker card has added a bit of pre-holiday cheer to your day.

Falling Snow Holiday Shaker Card designed by Debbie Olson

Whether you have made dozens of shaker cards or if this is your very first, I highly recommend stopping by the HGTV Blog where Debbie Olsen shares some helpful tips on recreating this adorable holiday card. Thanks for being such an inspiration, Debbie!

Trio Of Mixed Media ATC Cards designed by Amanda Southern 

Amanda had me at dictionary paper! I love using it on my mixed media projects. How stinkin’ cute are these ATC Cards? Each one is a little work of art. ATC Cards are a wonderful opportunity to experiment with different techniques. They’re small in size, which for many people is less intimidating. They come together pretty fast, they’re great to use in your pocket pages, or just to let someone know how special they are. What’s not to love?

Trio of ATC’s

So many details on such a small card! For more information on how Amanda created these adorable cards, click here and I will take you over to the That’s Blogging Crafty blog where Amanda will walk you through the project one layer at a time. You’re gonna love it!

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

You definitely can’t go wrong with this delicious meal. It’s a full meal with very little clean-up since the entire meal is cooked in one tidy foil pouch. And you know my thing – I want to help you get out of that hot kitchen and back in your craft room (where you belong), in this case in only 25 minutes. 😉

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Fast, easy, delicious and how perfect that you can make up your foil packets ahead of time. Add a loaf of crusty bread and dinner is on the table in no time. Click here and I will take you over to Chungah’s blog Damn Delicious so you can print out the recipe. Your family will be requesting this dinner again. Bon appetit!

Thanks for sharing a bit of your weekend; I’m off to our final Scrapbook Expo of the year. Sacramento was this weekend and our final show of the season is in Ontario, CA next weekend. If you happen to be Ontario, CA October 23 and 24, I would love to spend some quality time with you at the Creativity Center.


Sundays With Lorraine


Welcome to Weekly Scrapper! It makes me smile knowing that you’ve found some “ME” time to get your craft on. Sundays are special to me because this is the time that I get to share my passion for crafting with you when we’re not at a Scrapbook Expo. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration.

It’s All About The Beach

Since we are in the final days of summer, I thought you might enjoy a summer-themed project (it’s ok to want to hold onto that carefree summer feeling just a bit longer). After all, you have those great pictures that you’ve taken this summer. Check out the great fishing net embellishment that Linda used to pull her beach theme together. Would you believe that Linda made it herself?! I recommend hopping on over to her blog It All Started With Paint so you can check out her wonderful step-by-step instructions and photos. You’re gonna love it! Since I discovered Linda’s gorgeous wall grouping, I’ve been looking for things that I can embellish with a fishing net. 😉

It's All About The Beach

It’s time to get those summer photos off your phone and into your scrapbook (or in this case, the wall). Think of this project as a proper farewell to another amazing summer. Not to worry, I think you still have a few fun beach days before Fall is in full swing. I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Linda for sharing her beautiful design with us!

Make It Happen designed by Jennie Atkinson

Don’t you love the gorgeous, inky background all dressed in the tranquil colors of summer? It reminds me of the ocean. What a great tag for your summer-themed projects and a great way to use up those extra chipboard numbers that you have stashed in the draw, or in my case, a mason jar.

Make It Happen By Jennie Atkinson

I highly recommend stopping by and spending some creative time with Jennie Atkinson, author of the blog Live The Dream. She really is full of inspiration and extremely talented. Remember, there’s no stress allowed in our craft world; just dive in and have some fun with your art!

Back to School Clipboard Tutorial by Ashley Horton

With the kids going back to school, I thought you might enjoy this adorable altered clipboard designed by Ashley Horton.

Back to School Clipboard Tutorial by Ashley Horton

This is such a fun way to display your child’s school photos! I love that you can change out your photos as often as you like. I’m thinking a bit ahead, but wouldn’t this make a sweet holiday gift for the grandparents? This way when you send those treasured pics of the kids, Nana can stay current. She’ll love it!

Printable Dry Erase Menu

Do you like to plan out your menu ahead of time? Are you tired of the familiar “Mom!! what’s for dinner?” Then you need this adorable Dry Erase Menu Frame in your life, right? 😉 How handy that there is a section for a small grocery list. How many times have you planned on something for dinner, only to find out you are missing an important ingredient and there isn’t any time to take a trip to the store? Bummer, isn’t it?

Printable Dry Erase Menu

But wait, there’s more (lol)! You even have choices about what color you want your free printable menu to be. Pretty cool! Thanks to Super Moms and the lovely ladies at Tatertots & Jello; we appreciate you sharing.


Be sure to hop on over to the Tatertots & Jello blog where you can print out your Free Printable Dry Erase Menu Board. I’m thinking about making a few extra for the holidays; I know the girls would love one. The great thing about a dry erase menu is how easy it is to change things up. I always have extra frames and chalkboard paint so this is pretty much a free project; ya gotta love it. I think the girls had a Super Mom Moment when they designed this fun yet functional project.

Chinese Chicken Salad

This isn’t your typical Chinese Chicken Salad; it’s so much more. It’s a perfect dish when it’s your turn to host a craft day because it can be served cold or at room temperature. You can make it days before your guests arrive, leaving you more time to spend chillin’ with your peeps. 😉 I know the girls are going to love it and I hope you do, too.

Chinese Chicken Salad

I hope you give this delicious dish a try. Be sure to stop by the Food Network and check out Ina’s step-by-step video on preparing this tasty meal.

Thanks for the nice visit; I’m already looking forward to seeing you back next weekend. Hopefully we were able to spend some time together at the Scrapbook Expo in New Jersey this weekend; if so, I hope you stopped by the Creativity Center to say hello!

Saturdays With LeAnn

Bold Backgrounds

Saturdays-with-LeAnnHappy Saturday, my friends. Let’s stay out of the heat and create some fun and wonderful projects. Today I hope you will be inspired and want to take some time to relax and enjoy the projects I have to share with you. It is the time of year to kick back and enjoy life!

Beach Mini Album by Kathy Clement

Summer is the time to make many wonderful memories whether it is at the beach, swimming pool, or even at a family reunion. Take the time to create a spot for your cherished moments in this fabulous mini album to document your favorite summer memories.

Beach Mini Album

You can almost picture your toes in the sand with this fabulous mini album. The album was made by using Wooden Files from Crafty Secrets. Adding layers of paint, stencils, and crackle medium to the wooden cover will create it’s own personality. Let’s get started by clicking here where Kathy will give full step-by-step instructions, along with several tips that will be very useful in your crafting. Kathy is the queen of mini albums so be sure to visit her blog Kathy by Design. You will be over-the-top in love with her projects!

Live The Dream by Jennie Atkinson

There are so many things that attracted me to this beautiful shabby chic card. I love the pretty pink tones, combined with the gorgeous background papers from Maja Design. What’s not to love about this gorgeous card; it is so soft with such a feminine touch. The photo is priceless and gives the card a perfect finishing touch! Jennie really added the perfect details to create her fabulous card.

Live The Dream

Jennie’s card has layers and layers, scruffy edges with stitching, and to top it off she used muslin, flowers, buttons, pins, and ribbon. Click here and I will take you over to Jennie’s blog “Live The Dream” where you are sure to leave totally inspired to start your next project.

Bold Backgrounds by Kathy Racoosin

This bright bold background adds a lot of techniques and imagination to Kathy’s card and I love the beautiful colors. Using a bold dark background is a great way to give drama and impact to your cards.

Bold Backgrounds

I would like to take you over to Kathy’s blog The Daily Marker where you will learn some wonderful techniques. You can also find a wonderful tutorial on YouTube of the 30-day coloring challenge HERE. This is such an eye-catching card – I bet you can’t wait to get started creating your own!

Stencil End Table by Taylor at TayRose Design

Do you have an old table in your home that needs an uplift? Today I want to share a fun project so you can enjoy and utilize that piece of furniture again. A stenciled table is an easy way to add a style that will really stand out in your room. You can create your own stencil, or use the fun stencil French Poem Allover.

Stencil End table

You will be able to bring life to that table just by using a can of paint and a stencil. To complete the look, Taylor painted the legs of the table in the same dark brown hue, and then brushed on a gold metallic creme. Adding a natural wax for the final step gives the table some protection. Click here and we will jump on over to Stencil & Stories. Taylor will give you all of the materials needed, along with some directions how to make your beautiful table in just a very short time.

Twix Thumbprint Cookies by Alyssa Rivers

Yum… what could be more tasty than a shortbread base cookie with a chewy caramel center and drizzled chocolate? These fabulous little treats are fun and easy to make, not to mention the smiles you will receive after they get eaten!

Twix Thumbprint Cookies

Come with me and I will take you over to The Recipe Critic where you will find all the ingredients and directions from Alyssa. You won’t be disappointed with these yummy little treats. Fun for showers, birthday parties, summer parties, and the list goes on. There is no way you won’t love these!  🙂

Thank you for stopping by on this warm summer day. Enjoy your weekend, and I will see you back next Saturday!