Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! Summer has officially begun and in Southern California, we can have days that can exceed 100 degrees so if I’m not at the beach, I tend to navigate to my happy place, which is my nice air-conditioned craft room.  Since you are here with me that must mean that you, too, have found a little “me” time in your happy place, so let’s get started with today’s creative therapy.

Walk By Faith Canvas By Suzanne C

This whimsical canvas really spoke to me and I hope you find it as inspiring as I do. You all know how I love a nice hand-painted and/or inked background. The combination of this along with the stenciled texture and the gorgeous crackle embossing paste really takes this canvas to the next level.  Add those gorgeous butterflies with a little help from our creative friend, Suzanne, and you too can create a real work of art.

Pulling off a project with a lot of negative space is quite a challenge and big hugs to Suzanne for showing us how it’s done. I love how all those beautiful butterflies look as though they’re ready to take flight right off the canvas. I hope you’ve been inspired to break out a blank canvas and create your own work of art! I highly recommend stopping by the blog Suzz’s Stamping Spot any time you are in need of some serious inspiration. Suzanne is the queen of paper crafting and she has prepared a tutorial that shares step-by-step instructions on how she designed this project.

Are We There Yet By Tamera

Isn’t this a perfect card to mail someone that needs a little pick-me-up? After all, isn’t that why we put so much love into our handmade treasures? Sending a handmade card is like sending a hug through the mail. Many thanks to Tamera for sharing how easily this adorable card came together.  Click here and I will take you over for a visit so you can follow along as Tamera shares easy-to-follow instructions.

Kudos to you for sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time. I hope you’ve been inspired to break out those Distress Inks and Distress Crayons to create your own customized backgrounds. Be sure to stop by Tamera’s blog Plays Well With Paper for more great tips and techniques.

Heat Embossing Basics By Julie Ebersole

Heat embossing is one of my favorite techniques to share. I love it when I break out the heat guns and embossing powders in the Creativity Center – it makes my heart sing to see those faces light up when they experience the magic for the first time. It’s a beautiful thing! Whether you have been heat embossing for years or it’s your first time, Julie has some really great tips to share, so be sure to check out her video on Ellen Hutson’s Blog; you’ll be glad you did.

One tip that I would like to repeat is the fact that you don’t have to limit yourself to using Vera Mark for heat embossing. I’m almost embarrassed to admit how many years I thought that was our only option. I love my Versa Mark and I use it often. Because it’s a thicker watermark ink it stays wet longer which gives you more time to add embossing powders. You can basically use any pigment ink for heat embossing; you just need to remember that the pigment ink will dry faster so you have to apply the embossing powder before the ink drys. This will open all kinds of options for you, as long as you have clear embossing powder you can heat emboss with all your yummy pigment ink colors. Have fun!

Shrimp Cakes By Skinny Taste

You’re going to love these light, pan-seared shrimp cakes. They are moist and tender, covered with a crispy panko crust. Not only are they tasty but also much healthier than what you would expect. For those following the Weight Watcher program, they count as 7 points or a mere 265 calories. I almost forgot to mention that you can have these delicious shrimp cakes on the table in under half an hour. What’s not to love, right?

Gina is the queen of preparing light, fresh meals you and your whole family will love! Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to her amazing food blog Skinny Taste so you can print out the recipe. While you are there make sure you check out the “need it in your life” cookbooks. Big hugs to Gina for sharing with us that eating healthier doesn’t have to be painful.

I do hope you will take a minute or two to visit the individual blogs I have shared to see more details on these wonderful projects. Hugs to all who have shared the inspiration for today’s post. Have an amazing week and I’ll see you next Sunday.

Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. Now that you have arrived we can begin today’s creative therapy. If you are a fan of inky fingers, this post is for you. I love the beautiful backgrounds that you can create using your favorite inks, stamps, and stencils – I hope you do, too.

Measured Moments – Art Journal Page by Maria Calderone

This is a perfect example of the beautiful art that you can create when using quality products. While spending some creative time on the Art Anthology Blog, I discovered these gorgeous art journal pages and knew immediately that I needed to share the love. Maria is a new addition to the Dream Team and boy, is she amazing!  On this project, she used some of the Art Anthology dimensional paints – Metal Effects, Velvets, and Sorbet. These paints are different than most paints I’ve used; they are translucent yet dimensional, so the heavier the application, the more dimensional and opaque they become. The Velvets have a beautiful matt smooth finish, the Sorbets have high gloss and a tinge of glitter. With Art Anthology products you can have it all!

If you would like to see how easily this piece of art came together, click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the Art Anthology blog so you can check out the Snapguide tutorial that Maria has prepared for you. You are going to love it!

 Color Outside The Lines By Dot Leathbridge

It was the combination of the gorgeous background and the fun sentiment that spoke to me. If you’ve ever created with me in the Creativity Center you’ve heard me say that It is ok to color outside the lines. One of my designer buttons has that quote and everyone seems to relate to it. 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 is. Be one with and enjoy what you have created.


The most important thing is to have fun with your art; it is our therapy and shouldn’t be stressful. You will find loads of gorgeous inspiration from Dot Leathbridge on the Visible Image blog as well as on her blog Ink Art Designs. Have fun and stay crafty, my friends.

All You Need Is Love By Amanda Southern

There is so much more that first meets the eye when you look at this artsy card  I definitely picked up some great tips and tricks from Amanda’s original post. I love how she stamped the flowers with black archival ink and then again onto a post-it note which she cut out and laid on top to mask off each flower. This has such nice layering and is very showy; these flowers really pop off the paper.

I hope you’ve been inspired to send one of your handmade treasures to someone special. Who wouldn’t feel the love that was put into this work of art? It’s like receiving a hug through the mail. I highly recommend stopping by Amanda’s blog That’s Blogging Crafty so you can take a closer look at the design process as well as the supplies that were used. There is sure to be some that you need in your life! 😉

Stuffed Baked Pork Chops With Prosciutto & Mozzarella by Gina Homolka

With summer right around the corner, many of us are attempting to eat a little healthier. Cooking healthy meals that taste great was a tall order for me – until I discovered Ginas Blog Skinny Taste. Gina is the Culinary Queen when it comes to preparing healthier meals that are seriously amazing. Thanks to Gina eating healthy doesn’t have to be painful.

While your spending some quality time with Gina be sure to check out her new cookbook “Skinnytaste Fast And Slow”. It has a total of 140 nutritious, flavor-packed, figure-friendly recipes—60 for the slow cooker and 80 that cook in 30-minutes or less! You know I’d rather be in my craft room than in a hot kitchen. So making it quick and easy or dumping it in a crock pot and running back to creating beautiful things really makes me happy. Hugs to Gina for taking the stress out of eating healthy.

I do hope you will take a minute or two to visit the individual blogs I have shared to see more details on these wonderful projects. Hugs to all who have shared the inspiration for today’s post. Have an amazing week and I’ll see you next Sunday.

Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  As always, it’s an honor to have the opportunity to share projects created by some of the most talented people in our very creative industry. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s creative therapy.

Oh Happy Day Layout By Riikka Kovasin

I instantly fell in love with this artsy layout designed by the very talented Riikka Kovasin. Riikka truly is the Queen of all that is Mixed Media. To see how Riikka transformed a plain sheet of white cardstock into this gorgeous work of art, click here and I’ll take you over to the Paperiliitin blog so you can follow along.

Do you stamp in your scrapbooks? As you can see by this gorgeous layout, stamping your own unique backgrounds can open all kinds of doors. Think of all the stamps you have – the possibilities are endless. I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite inks, stencils, and stamps and create your own piece of art. I’d like to send out a big hug to Riikka for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.

This is a Happy Life by Amanda Southern

This next project designed by Amanda Southern is sure to get those creative juices flowing – it’s play time, my creative friends! You know my motto, if we don’t get in there and play with our toys we will never know what we are capable of, right?  I love how Amanda used some of her scrap geli-prints to die cut those artsy little Metropolis buildings.

I know you’re holding your breath wondering “Where do I get that die?” Not to worry, just click here and I will take you over to That’s Crafty where you can order your own. The Cityscape-Metropolis is designed to cut and emboss and can also be used as a stencil. I know it will be a “need it in your life” die. Amanda really broke out the big dogs on this little treasure so be sure to stop by her blog for a complete supply list along with step-by-step instructions.

Prayers & Hugs Card By Amy Rysavy

Be the reason someone smiles today. Opening the mailbox to discover one of your handmade cards is like receiving a hug through the mail. On this sweet card, Amy stamped the flowers with Distress Inks using Simon Says Wild Beauty Stamp Set and Hero Arts Prayers Stamp & Die Set for the sentiment.   I love the soft painted look that the Distress Inks add to the card. To achieve this look be sure to use watercolor paper, otherwise, the ink won’t move the way you want it to and you’ll loose that artsy look.

If you are a visual person like myself, I highly recommend checking out Amy’s video, you’re going to love all the tips she has to share. Time to break out your favorite stamp sets and your ever growing stash of Distress Inks and create something beautiful today.

Chicken Asparagus Roll

If you are a fan of Chicken Cordon Bleu than you are going to love Jessica’s version of this classic chicken recipe. With the coming of spring brings fresh asparagus, add in some ham and gooey cheese all wrapped up in a chicken cutlet then top it off with a yummy, creamy sauce and you have a delicious dinner in no time.

With a little help from our friend Jessica, you too can have your chicken and eat it, too. Click here and I will lead the way over to her blog One Sweet Appetite so you can print out the recipe. Enjoy, my hungry friends!

Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy our creative time together. Have a wonderful week and I’ll meet you back here next Sunday. If by chance you happen to be in the Orlando area next weekend (May 5th & 6th), I’ll meet you at the Gaylord Palms Resort where we’ll be hosting Stamp & Scrapbook Expo.  Hugs to all!

Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I hope your new year is off to a great start. The beginning of the new year is beyond exciting for me as I not only have the privilege of sharing inspiration through Weekly Scraper, but it also means the beginning of a new season with Stamp & Scrapbook Expo.  I host the Creativity Center at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expos where I teach make & takes throughout the show. The best part is that each different project is sponsored by one of our amazing exhibitors, so once you fall in love with the products, you can go right to their booth and purchase your new treasures. How often do you get to play with the toys before you buy them? It’s a wonderful thing!

Art Anthology

Let’s start off with Art Anthology. They offer a full line of mixed media mediums that are amazing to work with. On this project, we’ll be playing with Art Anthology’s Coloration sprays (which come in 24 fabulous colors) along with dimensional paints, as well as several other fun tools that for now I must keep a surprise. I know you’re going to love the end result!

Art Anthology card

If you’re the artsy type and aren’t afraid of inky fingers this is one make & take you don’t want to miss. I must warn you, once you’ve experience Art Anthology’s products there is no going back. They will be a need in your very creative life. 😉 If by chance you miss making the card with me in the Creativity Center – not to worry because rumor has it that Stayce will be doing a free make & take in their booth.

Rubbernecker Stamps

This project is sponsored by Rubbernecker Stamps. We’ll be playing with their new layered Daisy stamp along with Ken Oliver’s amazing Colorburst & Liquid Metals – the two combined create magic! Rubbernecker Stamps was one of the first booths on our show floor to sell the Colorburst Powders & Liquid Metals so I would say they’re the resident experts on our show floor, You can usually find Dave or Pat giving demos throughout the show – it will blow your mind when you see how versatile these coloring mediums are and how perfectly they work with their unique watercolor stamps.

I hope to see you for this make & take; it makes me smile when I see everyone’s faces light up when they discover the magic of combining Colorburst, Liquid Metals, and Rubbernecker Stamps.

Stamp On It Project

We will be creating this adorable card showcasing Stamp On It’s  Art Acetates sheets and border/corner stickers.  The Art Acetate sheets are high-quality prints on heatable, embossable acetate that come in hundreds of different designs. The most difficult decision you’ll have to make is how many do you need in your life! They are so beautiful it’s hard not to buy them all.The corner stickers are vinyl stickers that can be used on various surfaces including paper, metal, plastic, glass, candles, and more, and are the perfect way to add a professional look to your handmade projects. You’ll be happy to know that they come in several different colors to accommodate just about any style or design.

Thinking of You Card by Stamp On It

Whether you’re a cardmaker, scrapbooker, or mixed media queen you’re going to love the amazing paper crafting treasures that Stamp On It has to offer. Come join the fun and nurture your own creativity!

Scampi-Style Steak & Scallop Recipe

Are you looking forward to Valentine’s Day, but aren’t thrilled about going out only to wait hours to have dinner in an overcrowded restaurant? Well, not to worry thanks to Judy, hostess of the amazing food blog Savoring Today, you can have this romantic dinner in the comfort of your own home and would you believe the entire meal takes about 30 minutes?

Since I’m sharing all kinds of secrets and sneak peeks today, I’ll share my plan for Valentine’s Day! Since this recipe is so easy and takes only about 30 minutes, why not let your Hunny be the hero by cooking you dinner on this special day? 😉 I think you deserve a night off. All you have to do is click here and I’ll take you over to Savoring Today so you can print out the recipe and hand it over to someone to make for you!

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed the first sneak peek of the Creativity Center for 2017. I have 12 projects to share, so stay tuned as I’ll be sharing three more next Sunday. I look forward to meeting you in person at any of our shows. We currently have 19 shows scheduled for this season, so it’s time to start planning that special weekend with your creative peeps. I’ll meet you in the Creativity Center so we can create something beautiful together.

Hugs to all!

Lorraine

 

 

Sundays With Lorraine

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Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I am happy to see that you were able to devote a small piece of your busy schedule to allow your creative side to flourish. It’s import to your well-being to make time to do things that make you happy. If you’re like me, it makes your heart sing to create beautiful things, so keep up the good work.

Winter Bliss by Jelissa

I instantly fell in love with how Jelissa captures the sense of serenity of a fresh fallen snow. The world all covered in a soft white blanket of snow is so beautiful and peaceful as shown in this gorgeous photo. The monochromatic color scheme was a perfect choice as it truly complements the photo. Can’t you see this beautiful layout displayed in a distressed vintage frame and used as a home décor piece?

Winter Bliss

Even though there are such beautiful embellishments on this page, I love the fact that your eye is automatically drawn to the photo, then you take in all the fine details. This is how it should be; isn’t that why we scrapbook, to show off our priceless photos? The background belongs in the background not competing for center stage. I’d like to thank Jelissa for being such an inspiration and showing us how it’s done. Happy scrappin’ my friends!

Winter Wonderland Card by Shelly Hickox

Talk about being creative! Shelly used Karen Burniston’s  gift card accordian die to create this whimsical winter scene. Even with all the textures and dimension that this beautiful card has to offer, it still folds flat enough to be sent through the mail, and yet expands into an amazing diorama. “Ya gotta love it!”  What a great way to get a little extra mileage from your die.

Winter Wonderland by Shelly Hickox

If you’d like to see more of Shelly’s tunnel cards, click HERE and I will take you over for a visit. You’re definitely going to be amazed at how easy these cards come together. Thanks for being such an inspiration, Shelly!

Shadow Stamping by Jennifer McGuire

Whether you’re an experienced stamper or just getting started, you’re going to love the technique of shadow stamping or you might have heard it called ghost stamping. As you can see by the samples that Jennifer McGuire has generously shared with us, this is a simple yet showy technique. I love that you can create an entire set of cards in no time. These adorable cards feature the Simon Says Stamp set titled “Many Thanks” layering (or building) stamp set.

Shadow Stamping by Jennifer McGuire

Since you were so successful with your first attempt at shadow stamping, how about creating an entire set of cards for that special person in your life? They will love you for it.

Shadow Stamping by Jennifer McGuire

I’d like to send out a hug to Jennifer for sharing a bit of her handmade kindness while being such an inspiration to so many. I hope that you give this stamping tip a try; you’ll be glad you did. Click here and I will be happy to take you over so you can watch the video Jennifer prepared on shadow stamping.

Motivational Heart by Kasia

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought you might enjoy this artsy heart designed by Kasia, one of the very talented people on the Finnabair design team. Who wouldnt feel the love when presented with this handmade treasure? What a fun way to offer that special someone that much appreciated motivation.

Motivational Heart by Kasia

Would you believe that this project started out as an ordinary, plain Jane wooden heart? Click here and I would be honored to escort you over to the Finnabair blog so you can follow along with Kasia as she walks you through the process of recreating this heartfelt gift. I highly recommend stopping by the blog anytime you’re in need of some serious inspiration – they have some great step-by-step video tutorials that are sure to inspire as well as some must have products like the Art Basic & Art Ingredients line. You’re going to love them!

Steak Stroganoff Recipe

With there being a serious chill in the air, I thought you might enjoy a classic comfort food like this delicious Steak Stroganoff made in your slow cooker. The combination of tender sirloin steak with a flavorful gravy is typically served over noodles for a home-style meal, but you can also substitute your famous mashed potatoes if you like. Your whole family is going to be doing the happy dance about this dinner!

Steak Stroganoff Recipe

It makes me smile when I walk in the door and am greeted by the wonderful aroma of this delicious beef stroganoff! 😉 This tasty dish takes about a half hour to prepare in the morning, then it’s on autopilot in your slow cooker until you come home. Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the Taste Of Home Blog so you can print out the recipe. Bon appetit!

I hope you have a magical week ahead of you and I’ll see you next weekend.

Sundays With Lorraine

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Happy 2016 and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I hope your New Year is off to a great start. It makes me smile knowing that you were able to carve out a bit of time from your busy day to enjoy some creative therapy. Sit back, soak up some inspiration, and let the therapy begin!

Hello Winter designed by Katrina Hunt

I am delighted to be able to share this adorable layout designed by Katrina Hunt. Katrina is one of the very talented designers on the Therm O Web blog. I’ve been spending quite a bit of time there lately because I have fallen in love with their iCraft® Easy-Cut Adhesive sheets and their gorgeous Deco Foils. The adhesive sheets are perfect for when you need to die cut and adhere a delicate embellishment like the swirls on the left side of the photo. You can even run them through your die cut machines. I believe Katrina used her Silhouette Cameo to die cut the flourishes; then it’s just place and stick – how perfect is that?!

Welcome Winter With iCraft Tapes and Sheets

If you haven’t had the opportunity to play with their deco foils and adhesive sheets, you’re truly missing out. I highly recommend stopping by the Therm O Web blog and checking out all the fun things they have going on. You are sure to leave ready to start that next project. Whether you’re designing one of your amazing scrapbook layouts, wrapping a gift, or cranking out a few cards, you’re going to appreciate what a timesaver the adhesive sheets are.

You’re A Gem created by Melissa Phillips

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to send some overdue hugs through the mail. Who doesn’t feel the love when they open the mailbox to find one of your handmade treasures. If you haven’t started your Valentine’s Day cards yet, not to worry, you still have plenty of time. I’m honored to share this oh-so-sweet Valentine’s Day card created by one of my favorite designers, Melissa Phillips. The “You’re A Gem” collection by Papertrey Ink is perfect for letting those dear to you know just how priceless they are.

You're A Gem By Melissa Phillips

I’d like to send out a big thank you to Melissa for being such an inspiration. Be sure to stop by her blog Lilybean Paperie anytime you need a burst of inspiration, and don’t forget to check out the other “gems” she created with this fun collection. You’re going to love them!  Keep up the amazing job you’re doing spreading those smiles one handmade card at a time. Hugs to all!

Jillibean Soup Shape Shakers

While spending some quality time on the Jillibean Soup Blog I discovered a sneak peek at their soon-to-be-released Shape Shakers. Jillibean Soup has taken all the guesswork out of creating the perfect shaker card. You’re going to need these Shape Shakers in your life but you’ll have to wait until after they’re officially released at CHA this week.

Jillibean Soup Shape Shakers

In case your wondering, yes, those are really sprinkles from Kimber’s kitchen in the cute gumball card. Too cute!

Jillibean Soup Shape Shakers

But wait, there are more samples shared on their blog, so just click here and I would be honored to escort you on over. I know now that you’ve had a peek at a few of the adorable sample cards, I’m sure you need to see more. I’d like to send out a big hug to Jill for sharing her fun designs and of course, for sharing the sneak peek. I’m sure there will be more info on their new releases after CHA which ends on January 12th. I know it’s hard, but we can wait a little while longer!

I instantly fell in love with this artsy keepsake designed by Shelly Hickox. Would you believe that this project started out as a plain chipboard panel that was covered with burlap paper? Then Shelly worked her creative magic and came up with this grungy, vintage-inspired treasure. I do want to point out one die set that was used on this piece. Look on the left side of the photo; you will see what looks like silver mesh. It’s actually a die cut that was enhanced with yet another one of Shelly’s famous techniques. I just bought this set and it’s the holy grail for all us mixed media lovers. It’s one of the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alterations dies titled appropriately  “Mixed Media Die.” It comes with four different accent piece dies that are perfect to use on all kinds of altered projects. These wafer-thin die sets are designed to cut, emboss, or stencil a single sheet of cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum. Don’t you love it when your tools have multiple functions? It’s such a bonus! You’ll be happy to know that you can pick up your own set at the Funkie Junkie Boutique (when I was writing this article I checked and it was on sale for $15.99)  I’m just looking out for you. 😉 Click here and I’ll take you over.

Something To Say By Shelly Hickox

Whether you’re a mixed media queen or just itching to get your feet wet, this is one post you don’t want to miss. Click here so I can take you over to Shelly’s original post and you can take notes on all the great tips and techniques that Shelly has to share. If you’re new to mixed media techniques, I hope you’ve been inspired to give it a try; you’ll be glad you did.

Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken

One of the many perks about living in California is having a lemon tree that produces fruit 90% of the year. Needless to say, I’m always on the lookout for ways to use my home grown fruit. I discovered this yummy chicken recipe on the Rasa Malaysia Food Blog and knew I had to share it with you. It’s hard to believe that this yummy and creamy lemon garlic chicken can be on the table in under 1/2 an hour. Click here and I will take you over so you can print out the recipe.

Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken

Not that you need another reason to give this dish a try, but did I mention that it’s a one-pan (one skillet) dish and that means clean up is a breeze, “Ya gotta love it!” It makes me smile when I can share a delicious recipe that your family will love and still get you back into your happy place (the craft room) in under an hour. Bon appetit!

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to spending some more quality time with you next weekend. I know I’ll have some exciting things to share after going to the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) show this week. See you then!

Sundays With Lorraine

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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 have 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.

What makes a house a home? created by Alison Bomber

I was so inspired by this darling piece that I think I’ll be creating several of these for the holidays. Who wouldn’t feel the love that was put into this piece of art? The gift of memories is priceless, and this piece also showcases your family heritage. I’d like to send out a huge thank you to Alison for sharing her amazing design.

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Alison created this piece in response to a challenge to make a project that represents the meaning of home. Jump on over with me to Alison’s blog, Words and Pictures, to learn the process Alison followed to create these charming little homes. This piece is full of meaning, from the shapes to the colors and everything in between, and you’ll discover what each element means to her. In Alison’s words, “It’s all about the place where you spend your everyday life… the place you call home.”  

Autumn Tree designed by Darsie Bruno

I love the fall; it’s definitely my favorite season of the year. This card really caught my eye with the combination of the beautiful stamping, the colorful leaf, and that touch of burlap (one of my favorite embellishments!). Don’t you agree that these Joy Clair Hello Autumn Clear Stamps are simply beautiful?

Autumn Tree... by Darsie Bruno

The shape of the Spellbinders dies (Spellbinders Paper Arts Labels Twenty-Eight) really helps set off the stamped sentiment. Thanks, Darsie, for sharing this beautiful card. You’ve inspired me to share my love of fall by creating and sending this lovely card!

Happy Fall Ya’all designed by Lizzy

I just have to share another fall-themed card, and you can see why with how visually stunning these cards are. The tree is from Marianne Designs and I love the way Lizzy created a shaker behind it.

Happy Fall Ya'all

Stamping, embossing, a shaker, and beautiful embellishments, it just doesn’t get any better than this! Make sure to visit Lizzy’s blog, A Mermaid’s Crafts, to follow her step-by-step instructions and for a full list of supplies. Thank you, Lizzy, for sharing this lovely project.

Stylish Stamp Storage designed by Jennie Atkinson  

Oh, how I love a wonderful mixed media project! Here’s one that is not only beautiful, but also extremely useful. Would you believe this beauty is actually storage for several Tim Holz stamp sets?

stamp storage book

 

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I keep picturing myself sitting in my craft room, reaching over to stamp and pulling out these amazing book covers full of stamps to keep myself organized! Come with me over to Jennie’s blog post with step-by-step instructions on how to create your own book covers. And make sure to visit Jennie’s blog, Live the Dream, for all kinds of inspiration!

Oven Baked Italian Meatballs with Marinara Sauce 

I have recently discovered a fabulous food blog, Tea & Biscuits, that shows how delicious gluten free cooking can be. My husband is a real meatball fan, and the mention of Italian Meatballs made him a happy man. I really don’t think he needs to know that this delicious meal takes less than thirty minutes to create, do you? Baking them in the oven leaves you plenty of time to pull together the remainder of the meal. Delicious, and also fast and easy. Fabulous!

OVEN BAKED ITALIAN MEATBALLS WITH MARINARA SAUCE

Come with me over to Sheena’s blog Tea & Biscuits to get the ingredients and directions. You will enjoy browsing her site for lots of deliciousness!

Thank you for spending some time today on our Weekly Scrapper blog. We at Scrapbook Expo enjoy sharing our love of crafting with you. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss a post, and I look forward to seeing you back next week.