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

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!

Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial by Irina Astapovskaya

Mixed media is an art form in which more than one medium has been employed and can be used on just about any project from scrapbooking and card making to home decor projects and art journals. Whether you’re a mixed media queen or you are just starting out, you are going to love the Art Anthology blog. They have an amazing design team that is sure to keep you inspired as you explore the creative world of mixed media.

 

Have fun experimenting and combining various materials for original mixed media art! Discover a wide range of mixed media products on the Art Anthology siteClick here and I will be happy to escort you over so you can check out all the must-have products. I know you will have fun creating your own unique pieces.

Mail Art By Kristina Werner

Are you ready to take your card making to the next level? I know you’re an amazing paper crafter, so how cool will it be to mail one of your handmade cards in such a gorgeous envelope as this one? I was so inspired by Kristina’s Mail Art that I knew I had to share the love. I can’t think of a better way to enhance the experience of receiving one of your handmade cards in the mail.

It’s time to break out your favorite stamps and wow your family and friends with your new found talent. Who isn’t going to be blown away when they discover this piece of art in their mailbox? It’s so stinkin’ adorable, it just makes you smile! I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Kristina for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters. Be sure to stop by her blog anytime you’re in need of some serious inspiration.

Count Your Blessings Index Cards By Patter Cross

What a great project to start off the New Year. I’m a firm believer that positive thoughts generate positive feelings, so why not record those positive feelings through your art? This heartfelt project designed by Patter Cross has truly inspired me to start paying a bit more attention to the many blessing in my life. We’re all passionate about scrapbooking our journey through life, so why not include those positive thoughts and prayers as well?

I hope you’ve been inspired by Patter’s enthusiasm, which is to create one card for each day of the new year.  But not to worry if you don’t hit the mark of  365 cards – there are no rules, just have fun with your art and enjoy jotting down those little things that make you smile. 😉 I highly recommend stopping by Patter’s blog Triple The Scraps – she has some great tips and techniques to share. One of my favorite tips is to create several cards at a sitting and have them ready when you want to record your next heartfelt moment.

Chicken Lo Mein by 

Many of you know that Chinese food is my absolute favorite. I seriously could eat it 7 days a week. Growing up In New York we were a bit spoiled because all you have to do is pick up the phone and they will deliver it to your front door – but not so much in sunny California. Well, not to worry, with a little help from our friend Joanna you can make your own amazing Lo Mein without ever leaving the house.

This chicken lo mein recipe is surprisingly easy to make at home, and it actually tastes a lot better than what you can get at most takeout restaurants. Another bonus about Lo Mein is that you can easily customize the recipe to include your family favorites, you can even go meatless if you prefer. Click here and I’ll take you over to Jo Cooks blog so you can print out the recipe. While you’re visiting be sure to check out Jo’s book “30-minute one pot meals cookbook”.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!