Sundays With Lorraine


Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. I have some great projects to share with you today, so sit back, relax, and let the creative therapy begin!

Flip & Fold Baby Mini Album designed by Kay Futula

Let’s start out with an adorable Flip & Fold Mini Album that I discovered on the Authentique blog. It was love at first sight for me.  Talk about a fuzzy – giving a mini album full of those priceless newborn photos to someone you love. You’re sure to be the hero at the next baby shower, and if the baby isn’t here yet you can include pregnancy photos with pages to fill in when the baby arrives. There is no better gift than the gift of memories.

Flip & Fold Mini Album for Baby Photos

What new mom wouldn’t feel the love that was put into this precious gift. Not only would this mini album be perfect for the new momma but also for the new grandparents; after all grandparents have bragging rights, too. Click HERE and I will escort you over to Authentique’s blog so you can take a look at all of the gorgeous products in the Cuddle collection. You’re going to love this line and not to worry, it also comes in blue for those precious baby boys. So scrap on, my creative friends, and keep up the amazing job you’re doing preserving those priceless photos one page at a time!

Tri-fold Mothers Day Card designed by Lorraine

Do you have a favorite card shape and/or fold? If you’re looking for something showy to celebrate the most important women in your life, you’re going to love this Tri-Fold Shutter Card design. Lorraine chose this shape because it gives you so many panels on which to add your embellishments and sentiments. After all, doesn’t Mom deserve something special on her big day?

Happy Mothers Day Card

Click here so I can take you over to Rainey’s Craft Room and you can check out what supplies were used to create this sweet card. If you’ve never made a tri-fold card, click here and I will lead the way over to a youtube video prepared by Sage Kimble with the Mad Scrapper. A big thanks to both Lorraine and Sage for being such an inspiration to their fellow paper crafters.

With Love By Lol of Lorraine’s Loft

What’s not to love about this sweet and whimsical card? Lorraine used the Eclectica3 Kay Carley stamp set by Paper Artsy which I instantly fell in love with. Click here and I will take you over so you can check out the entire stamp set (there are 12 stamps in all). You’re going to love it!

With Love By Lol

I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your distress inks and blend up some magic. I highly recommend stopping by Lorraine’s Loft any time you’re in need of some serious inspiration . Happy stamping!

Eileen Hull Sizzix Suitcase Die Projects

I don’t know about you, but when I make a new die purchase I want to know that I am going to get some good use out of it. I have been collecting scrapbooking supplies for the past 16 years and boy, do I have a large stash of treasure! This Suitcase Die by Sizzix is definitely in that “use it all the time category” which means it’s a “need it in my life” die. 😉 If you feel the same way, click here and I will lead the way over to the Sizzix site so you can order your own.

Eileen Hull Sizzix Suitcase Die Projects

You’re going to have so much fun with this die! Click here so I can escort you over to Eileen Hull’s blog so you can check out what dozens of designers have done with the suitcase die. They’ve created everything from a suitcase diorama to gift-card holders. No matter what your style is, there’s something for everyone, so be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog for a visit.

Grilled Shrimp and Lobster Gremolata

With the warm weather upon us in Southern California, it is time to break out the BBQ! I’m thinking this would make the perfect Mothers Day dinner, don’t you? Gremolata is not just for garnish anymore! In this tasty dish it serves as the main ingredient to intensely flavor baby lobster and shrimp, then all is cooked rustic-style in foil right on top of your grill.

Grilled Shrimp and Lobster Gremolata

Mom is definitely going to feel like the queen she is when this delicious dinner is served to her on Mother’s Day! Click here so I can take you over to the Proud Italian Cook Blog so you can print out the recipe and hand it to the hubby. This is a great recipe for him to grill outside so you and your mom can relax on your special day. Just looking out for you!  😉 Bon appetit!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week and I’ll see you back next Sunday. If you happen to be close to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Stamp & Scrapbook Expo is having a show on April 29th & 30 and I would love to share a make & take with you. I’ll meet you in the Creativity Center. Hope to see you there!



Sundays With Lorraine


Hello my artsy friends, I’m happy to see that you’ve found some quality time to relax and get those creative juices flowing, I have some really cute projects to share today so sit back and enjoy. I just returned home from a wonderful Scrapbook Expo in Milwaukee and boy, are those ladies on fire. A great time was had by all! I’m hoping to see many of you at our Chicago show in August. 

Full Of Wonder by Karan Gerber

I discovered this adorable layout on Karan’s blog My Heart On Paper. What first caught my eye was all the yummy texture and layers going on. Karan really broke out all the stops. Do you stamp on your scrapbook pages? It really is a great way to create some very unique backgrounds as Karan shares here.

 Full Of Wonder Layout

I hope you’ve been inspired to add a little stamping on your next layout, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the magic you can create.

Happy Mothers Day designed by Debby Yates

I seem to be on a texture kick these days 😉 . I love how Debby used embossing paste to create the subtle texture in the background. Such a delicate design; wouldn’t this be the perfect card to honor Mom on her special day?

Happy Mother's Day

Debby truly is a paper artist; you owe it to yourself to stop by and spend a bit of time on her blog A Scrapjourney; you’ll be glad you did. I hope this beautifully ornate card has inspired you to add a little texture to your next project.

A Wonderful Day designed by Debbie Olson

At first glace doesn’t the card base look like a soft suede? I’m loving this sweet little lavender sachet image by Power Poppy Stamps; it’s so versatile it can be used for anything. I think this is one of those “need to have it” stamp sets. 😉  It has 12 clear stamps, including a market bucket filled to overflowing, a trio of freshly-snipped stems, and the sachet with a scalloped tag that coordinates with three teeny sentiments. There’s also a petite cluster of flowers and buds that make a lovely background or accent.

A Wonderful Day

Did I mention that this must have stamp set is a mere $18 on the Power Poppy site? While you’re on a roll, you might want to check out Spellbinders Marvelous Squares. These intricately detailed nesting die templates are perfect as single elements or can be combined and layered for endless creativity. Happy stamping, my friends!

DIY Luminaries!

The sky’s the limit when it comes to creating these beautiful luminaries. They’re fast, easy, and you already have most of the supplies: some scraps of your favorite papers, dies, some strips of vellum, and embellishments. Don’t you love it when you can take a stroll into your craft room and come out with a cute and functional home décor piece?

DIY Luminaries

You can have the romantic look of a candle without worrying about the danger of an open flame. You can find these battery operated tea candles at your local dollar stores. How cute would a small grouping of these sweet luminaries be as a centerpiece for Mom’s special Mother’s Day dinner? Then Mom can take them home; she’d love that. They would be perfect to use as a unique party decoration/party favor or just to add a little ambiance to a room.

Have fun designing your own luminaries; the possibilities are endless!

Vegetable Lo Mein

“Busy” is a word we all understand and often dread. Between work and family, it feels as if our time and attention are completely consumed. The beauty of this oh-so-versatile dish is that you can adapt it to your and your family’s taste and you can use any of the local vegetables that are in season. You can either go total vegetarian or add whatever meat, chicken, or fish that you have on hand.

Vegetable Lo Mein

Fast. easy, healthy, and delicious – what more can we ask? This recipe is sure to be one that you will be making time and time again. Click here and I will take you over to The Woks Of Life where you can print out the recipe. Bon Appetite!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit; I look forward to seeing you back soon. Have a great week!

Saturdays With LeAnn



Hello again, my crafty friends! I recently returned from a wonderful Scrapbook Expo show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I always get home feeling so motivated and inspired to start creating! With my enthusiasm today, I hope to share some wonderful projects that will get you inspired to take some time this week for you to create some fun projects.

Clock Face Chipboard Layout created by Kim Price

Today I want to share this exquisite layout featuring a large Blue Fern clock face chipboard piece, which made this layout so striking! Kim did some fussy cutting, painted her chipboard clock face, and added her layering technique to make this layout really pop! Her embellishments with her beautiful papers come together so well.

Clock Face Chipboard Layout

Kim added many beautiful flowers, giving this a lovely shabby chic look. This also gives the layout a fun girly look with some fabulous dimension. I’m inspired, aren’t you? Get out those special photos and begin your layout! Using chipboard is always a great way to get started.

Mom created by Cherry Nelson

When I discovered this beautiful card created by Cherry Nelson, I couldn’t help but think about my own mom. The scissors brought back memories of my mother as she was a hair dresser, along with being a beautiful seamstress. I took some time to reminisce about the fun things she would sew for me, and the haircuts in her beauty shop that I would often get. Oh, how I miss her and those memorable days!


Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, what a treasured card to create for your mom, grandmother, or even a special friend who is a mom! Along with this adorable vintage card, you can take a few extra minutes and create a pillow box gift set.


Cherry used Carta Bella papers, along with a handmade flower made from a vintage hankie, and antique linen fabrics. This will be one of those gifts that will be treasured for years to come.

Ingenious Inking created by Barbara Anders

This beautiful mixed media canvas is a perfect way to experiment with all of the fun mediums, textures, colors, and embellishments. Let your creative mind go to work using all of your supplies, and enjoy all the different textures and patterns.

Ingenious Inking

For this outstanding project, Barbara started by using a 8 x 10 inch linen canvas. The taupe colored canvas gives a great color to start with for the background. Adding some gesso, stamping, and then her fabulous embellishments, Barbara created a masterpiece to display in her home. For her step-by-step instructions CLICK HERE. Remember that mixed media is forgiving; if you don’t like the way you put something on the canvas, just gesso over it and start over. Give this a try, you will have a lot of fun!  Mixed media could easily become your favorite way of crafting!

Vintage Floral Jewelry 

Once again, giving mom a homemade gift will warm her heart and she will cherish it forever. This fun vintage floral necklace was made using Epoxy clays and molds. Don’t be intimidated – just give it a try; you are going to have so much fun making these. The molds are very easy to use.

Vintage Floral Jewelry

By the time you finish your first necklace you will have your jewelry making wheels a-spinning. To get you started, be sure to visit damask love. You will find easy steps that will walk you through your first project; after that it will be a breeze. Happy crafting!

Strawberry Shortcake by Kayley McCabe

These yummy individual Strawberry Shortcakes will be perfect for your Mother’s Day dinner. I can see these being one of my favorite desserts through the summer months as well. They are so delicate and beautiful as well as being very delicious.

Strawberry Shortcake

Let me take you over to get your recipe and ingredients to make these fabulous individual desserts; just CLICK HERE. Enjoy!

Have a great week and enjoy some time for you by creating your fun projects. See you next week!











Sundays With Lorraine


Hello, my artsy friends! I hope all is well in your world and that you’re ready to relax and enjoy some sweet inspiration. I have some fun projects to share that include cardmaking, stamping, scrapping, and even a delicious tropical-themed dinner that you and your family will love.

Purrfect Fur Baby Layout By Anita Bownds

Our furry friends are  a special part of our lives so I think it’s important to include them in our scrapbooking. It’s no secret that I am a huge animal lover, so this sweet layout really inspired me to create a special album of all our pets, whether they are furry or not.

Purrfect Fur Baby Layout

Dogs Leave Paw Prints On Our Hearts by Michelle Grant

Dogs Leave Paw Prints On Our Hearts

I hope these layouts inspired you to break out those special pictures of your furry family and give them a place of honor in your scrapbooks, or maybe even a book of their own. If you’re like me, I have 100’s of pictures of my pets; I just need to get them off my phone and over to Costco for printing. Happy scrappin’!

Lots Of Love To Mum by Lucy Abrams

Mothers Day is right around the corner and no one deserves a more heartfelt card than your MUM. I fell in love with this sweet card that I discovered on Lucy’s Cards. It’s so feminine without being overly frilly. I’m sorry to do this to you, but I think the Simon Says Tea For Three dies are another one of those “needs.” 🙂

Lots Of Love Mum


Lucy chose some Mind Mind’s Eye patterned paper to create the tower of pretty china teacups then added the die cut word and a stamped sentiment; so sweet! I think your Mum will love it.

Long Distance Friendship Card By Anna Wight

Being a New York to California transplant, this card really hit closed to home. I have many friends that live long distance and this adorable card really motivated me to send out several cards, letting those I love know just how special they are to me.

Long Distance Friendship Card

Anna used the Stephanie Ackerman’s Houses Die and the “Love At Home” Whipper Snapper Designs Cling Mount Stamp. I hope that you’ve been inspired to send one of your handmade treasures to someone special today.

Mini Recipe Box by Hilary Kanwischer

Mini albums are one of my favorite things to design – the sky’s the limit! There are no rules, so just have fun preserving those priceless photos, or in this case, your treasured family recipes.


How cute would this album be when you include your favorite family recipes and a photo of the special person who shared it. We all have our signature dishes/recipes that we pass down so why not scrap them? 😉 Hilary used the Sizzix Mini Recipe Box from the Where Women Cook collection.

Jerk Shrimp Tacos With Pineapple Salsa, Slaw and Pina Colada Crema

In celebration of warmer days, I thought you might enjoy this tropical themed dinner. The combo of spicy jerk shrimp, sweet pineapple salsa, crunchy cabbage, and the creamy pina colada crema in these tacos is absolutely amazing!

I’m ready for a taste of summer, how about you? Click here and I will take you over to Closet Cooking where Kevin has a printable recipe all ready for you along with some mouth-watering photos. Bon Appetit!

Thanks for spending a bit of your Sunday with me. Have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you back soon.