Sundays With Lorraine

Sundays-with-LorraineHello my artsy friends, I hope all is well in your world and that you’re enjoying some nice spring weather. I just returned from our Anaheim California show where a fun time was had by all. After three days of scrapping, stamping, and card making I’m ready to get my craft on! There was so much treasure to be had and yes, after 15 years I still shop that floor like it’s a sport and I’m in it to win it. 😉 I hope you find inspiration in today’s projects.

Are you a fan of designing your own unique mini albums? I love how you can create a mini album for just about any special event or theme. They make a truly fuzzy (heartfelt) gift – and let’s not forget the instant gratification we feel when we complete an album in one day. We all love our 12 x 12 albums, but let’s face it: you typically can’t finish an album in one sitting.

ABC Mini Album

Click here if you would like to recreate this darling mini album. Ginger has prepared an easy to follow video tutorial using some beautiful Graphic 45 papers and embellishments. If you haven’t yet crafted with Ginger you’re in for a real treat! She has some very inspirational videos to share.

A Festive Happy Birthday Designed By Nichole Heady

I love the handmade confetti garland banner combined with the stamped streamers, doesn’t it have a festive flair? Nicole strung the garland by hand using some sequins from her stash plus a few that were die cut.

Confetti Happy Birthday Card

Click here if you would like to see Betsy’s video where she shares just how easy it is to create some fun festive confetti banners. Wouldn’t they look adorable on a Happy Birthday Layout?

I’m Here For You Designed By Tracy MacDonald

What first caught my eye was all the sparkly textures — I love how the bright colors are framed by the embossing, it really makes things pop. Tracy created the texture using a Memory Box stencil and some modeling paste. It was sprinkled with a sparkly embossing powder to get that fun, “blinged-up” look.

I'm Here For You

You can really see all the sparkly texture in this photo.

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I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your heat gun & give Tracy’s technique a try.

Blown Eggs Easter Centerpiece

Why not skip the messy dyes this year and decorate eggs with colorful washi paper? I love how easily you can create a cheerful Easter centerpiece in no time.


Click here to visit the Country Woman where you’ll find easy-to-follow directions on how to blow out the egg, as well as tips and tricks on decorating the perfect Easter eggs.

Yogurt parfaits in a mason jar

If your family is anything like mine we’re always on the go and breakfast is a meal we often miss. These yogurt parfaits are a tasty solution to a busy morning. I love that they can be made ahead so everyone can just grab a spoon and head out the door. It’s breakfast on the go that doesn’t feel like breakfast on the go!

Yogurt parfaits in a mason jar

Click here to visit Mother Nature Network, where you can print out Jaymi ‘s  homemade granola recipe — it makes the perfect crunchy topping for your oh so healthy yogurt parfait. Enjoy!

Thanks for spending part of your Sunday with me! See you next week.