Sundays With Lorraine

Good day, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! It’s really hitting home that our 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo season is coming to an end, I just can’t believe that we only have 5 shows left in the year. 2017 seems to be flying by in the blink of an eye! Can you believe it’s almost mid-September? I am extremely thankful that we have Weekly Scrapper to inspire each other throughout the entire year!

On The Beach Layout By Mickie Sutcliffe

It’s time to get those priceless summer photos off your phone and into your scrapbook. I can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to a wonderful summer than to scrapbook those amazing memories.  Do you use your stamps and stencils in your scrapbooks? I hope so. It’s a great way to personalize your backgrounds while getting the exact look you’re going for.

If I know you like I think I do, you already have a pretty large selection of stamps that you’ve collected, so why not use them?  I know it’s hard for some of us old time scrappers to think about stamping on layouts since back in the day (10+ years ago) stamps were mostly used on cards & tags. Many scrapbookers never really used them on layouts. How silly we were back then, since all paper crafters share the same tools and supplies, we are all one big creative happy family. I hope this artsy layout has inspired you to create that next page in your scrapbook.

Follow Your Dreams By Tina Dornbaum

This is one of those cards that automatically puts a smile on your face. It’s time to break out those new Distress Oxides that you’ve been itching to play with. That’s how Tina created this beautiful background. Once the background is dry, you then cut two frames using Elizabeth Crafts Stitched Rectangle (the largest and the medium).  This is definitely a must have die set! I use it all the time; you get seven different sizes which covers just about any size you could possibly need. Talk about bang for your buck.

To create those whimsical butterflies, Tina applied texture paste through an Elizabeth Craft  “A Way With Stencils – Butterflies and Stars.”  While the paste was still wet she added White Silk Microfine Glitter over the butterflies, allowing it to dry before removing the excess glitter. For complete details on how easily this adorable card comes together, click here and I will be happy to escort you over to spend some creative happy time with Tina on the Elizabeth Crafts Blog.  You’ll be glad you did!

When We Love We Grow Canvas By Jenny Marples

To create the focal point (the house) Jenny used the Eileen Hulls House Pocket Die. At the risk of being called an enabler, I’m thinking this is another one of those “need it in your life” die sets. In case you didn’t notice, this is one of those stitchlit dies, which means if you want to create a 3-dimensional project to sew, the holes are already die cut for you making your sewing project a breeze. The die cut set comes with nine dies that you can mix and match allowing you to create all kinds of fun projects.

Big hugs to Jenny for sharing this beautiful piece of art with us. If you would like to follow along as Jenny shares step-by-step instructions and some great photos click here and I will take you over to her blog Pushing The Right Buttons. Happy crafting!

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta With Shrimp By Knorr

If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner that you can throw together in well under 1/2 an hour, then you are going to love this 15-minute pasta dish. The original recipe calls for medium shrimp but I like to use the large shrimp. You can also substitute chicken if shrimp isn’t your favorite. Either way, dinner is on the table in 15 minutes and all is good with the world.

For a complete list of ingredients be sure to stop by the Knorr food blog, they even have some tasty meatless recipes. It’s ok to take a few shortcuts in the kitchen and a big shout out to Knorr for showing us how it’s done.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you!. I highly recommend taking a minute or two to visit the individual blogs I have shared today so you can check out all the fine details on how these wonderful projects were created. Hugs to all!


Sundays With Lorraine


Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper, my crafty friends! When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers “tomorrow is Halloween”! I hope you have loads of fun and take lots of pictures.

Best Costume Ever By Julia Aston

Halloween is the perfect opportunity to be creative. As people all over the world gear to celebrate Halloween, children will be looking forward to trick-or-treating, while adults will be eager to show-off their unique costumes.  This means lots of happy photos will be taken, so let’s get them off our phones and into this adorable Halloween mini album.

Best Costume Ever By Julia Aston

Halloween minis are my favorite to create. I love the fact that they are so fast and easy to complete; just think of them as the instant gratification of scrapbooking. I try to make one for each year then I put them out on display and the kids love flipping through them and reminiscing over their favorite past costumes and activities.


I hope you all have a night that is so fun it’s scary!  I’d like to send out a big hug to Julia for sharing this spooktacular mini album. Be sure to stop by her website Create With Me so you can see how easily this project comes together. Remember to check out Eileen Hull’s blog for more great holiday ideas using her Sixxiz dies!

The Traveler By Jenny Marples

Don’t you just love it when you can walk into your craft room and come out with an amazing piece of art for your walls? Thanks to our talented friends over at Frilly And Funkie you, too, can create this stunning piece of art.

The Traveler Canvas By Jenny Marples

Jenny used an 8 x 8″ canvas to create this project, but you can easily adapt your project to any size canvas. For the complete step-by-step tutorial, click here and I would be honored to escort you over to the Frilly And Funkie blog so you can follow along as Jenny shares some great tips and techniques.

Pen and Ink Over Gesso

Doodling helps relieve boredom and frustration and the urge to doodle gets stronger as stress levels rise. Doodling is like a safety valve that allows pressure to be dispelled in a playful and creative way. You all know my motto: “there should be no stress in our craft world” so doodle away my friends, and let the stresses of life slip away as you create something beautiful.

Pen and ink over gesso

Who knew that a black sharpie pen over gesso could create such a gorgeous pies of art? I love the simplicity of pen and ink doodles. Its a fun and creative way to express yourself while at the same time designing some unique pieces to decorate your home or give as gifts. Who wouldn’t love a piece of your art work for the holidays?

Julia Childs’s Beef Bourguignon With Mashed Potatoes

OK guys, this isn’t one of those” dinner in under 30 minutes” recipes but it is so worth the effort. Your friends and family will be talking about this recipe for many moons to come! It will be worth every second. Plus, it makes at least 6 servings, so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor the next day, too!


Talk about comfort food – this dish is the golden ticket. If your ready to kick things up a notch in the kitchen, click hereand I will take you over to Spache The Spatula Blog and Rachael will walk you through the entire recipe. Bon appetit!

Thanks for stopping by! I’m wishing all my crafty friends a happy and safe Halloween!  I have some fun projects in the works for you coming next Sunday so be sure and check back.

Stay crafty, my friends!

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.

Seasons Greetings

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Christmas doesn’t have to always be red and green, as shown in this adorable shaker card designed by Kara. Don’t you just love the soft pink and grey color scheme with a hint of sparkle?

Seasons Greetings

For a complete list of supplies, hop on over to Kara’s blog K and R Designs. Would you believe this sweet holiday card was created in less than 20 minutes? Ya gotta love it! Happy holidays to all!

From Our House To Yours by Nina-Marie Trapani

What a gorgeous winter scene! Nina-Marie even created her own custom embossing powder; I love it. The unique background was done with distress inks and a fun heat emboss-resist technique.

From Our Home To Yours by Nina-Marie Trapani

If you’ve been as inspired as I am with the beautiful background, click here and I will escort you over to the Neat and Tangled site so you can check out Nina-Marie’s video tutorial. You definitely don’t want to miss it, you are going to love all the fun tips and techniques she has to share.

Old Ledger Box by Jenny Marples

There is nothing like a handmade gift around the holidays. Who wouldn’t love this altered Ledger Box designed by the very talented Jenny Marples. Would you believe that this shabby chic project started out as a boring, inexpensive paper-mâché box?

Altered Ledger Box By Jenny Marples

I’d like to thank both Jenny and the folks at Frilly and Funky for allowing us to share this unique project. I highly recommend stopping by the Frilly And Funky blog anytime you need a burst of inspiration.

Lasagna Roll Ups

Are you looking for an easy yet yummy dinner for tonight?  You are going to love these Lasagna Roll Ups that I discovered on the Cooking Classy blog.

Lasagna Roll Ups

Just add a simple salad and your favorite crusty Italian bread and you have a delicious meal. Your family and friends will be requesting this dinner time and time again, so you might want stop by the Cooking Classy Blog and print out a few copies of the recipe. Click here and I will take you over. Enjoy!

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving and are ready to prepare for the upcoming holidays. Have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you back soon!