Sundays With Lorraine

Hello my artsy friends, welcome to the weekend! Sundays were meant to be relaxing so sit back and let those creative juices flow.

Beach Life By Riikka Kovasin

With summer knocking at our door, I thought you might enjoy this sweet layout designed by Riikka Kovasin. I love how Riikka created a nautical/beachy theme without the traditional colors and design. For instance, I wouldn’t typically go for the background paper with music notes, but I love it. I hope Riikka’s design has inspired you to think outside the box. I love it when we get fearless when it comes to our creativity; remember art was meant to be fun, so enjoy it!

Beach Life By Riikka Kovasin

Isn’t it time to transfer some of those cute beach photos off your phone and into an album. Be sure to stop by the Paperiliitin anytime you need a burst of inspiration. Happy scrappin’!

Baby Congrats by Sharon Harnist 

Do you love the fun interactive elements of a shaker card, but don’t know how to get there? No worries, check out this adorable shaker card designed by Sharon Harnist, Sharon has really finetuned the process of creating the perfect shaker card.


Click here and it will take you over to Ellen Hutson’s the CLASSroom where Sharon has prepared a must read article with complete step by step instructions and additional photos.Whether you’ve made dozens of shaker cards or this is your first attempt, you’re sure to learn a tip or two from Sharon’s instructions.

Oh Happy Day designed by Mel

This card is sure to bring a smile to anyones face; it’s like receiving flowers in an envelope. Mel’s coloring really brings the digital floral image to life.

Oh Happy Day

I was a little surprised when I found out that other than coloring with Copic markers, everything else is digital, even the lining in the envelope is a free printable that you can find here.  I must confess going digital is something I haven’t explored a lot yet, but I would like to give it a try – especially when I see how easy it is to create a really artsy card in no time.

Mini Fairy Garden

With the kids almost ready to begin their summer vacation, you’re bond to hear “Mom we need something to do,” right? How cute are these mini Fairy Gardens, they are perfect for kids from 2 to 102.

Mini Fairy Garden




Mini Fairy Garden

This project is definitely on my bucket list of things to make this summer. Wouldn’t they look adorable as a little table decoration at your next BBQ. Click here and I will take you over to The DIY Mommy Blog where you can watch a video and check out all the other photos of these Oh So Cute Fairy Houses. Happy summer to all!

Szechuan Shrimp Salad Recipe

Doesn’t this sound like a perfect summer recipe? Packed with veggies, flavor, and color, this recipe is sure to be a family favorite.

Szechuan Shrimp Salad Recipe

I love that all of the ingredients are pretty basic and you most likely have them in the frig and pantry. Click here and I will take you over to the Taste Of Home Blog where you can print out the recipe and directions to prepare this tasty dish at home in about 30 minutes. Bon Appetit!

Thanks for the visit and I look forward to seeing you back soon. Have a wonderful week.