Sundays With Lorraine


Welcome to Weekly Scrapper! With the holidays upon us, I know how busy you are and it makes me smile knowing that you’ve found some time for yourself to enjoy being creative. After all, the special people in your life are looking forward to receiving some of your handmade treasures, right? Not to worry, there is still time to get your Christmas craft on. I hope you find some inspiration in today’s post. Happy holidays to all!

‘Merry & Bright’ by Sonia Thomason

I discovered this adorable layout designed by the very talented Sonia Thomason and immediately knew I had to share it. Kaisercraft has done it again – they’ve come out with some must-have collections titled “‘Silver Bells,’ with soft pastels and pretty snowflakes, and ‘Home for Christmas,’ with a rustic touch and natural feel. You’re going to love them both!


If you are ready to create a few family layouts or projects for a holiday gift, then these gorgeous lines are definitely for you. I highly recommend stopping by the Kaisercraft site so you can check out some of the other beautiful projects that their amazing design team has to share. Happy holidays, my friends, and happy scrappin’ to all!

Be Merry by Amy Rysavy

A water colored background combined with a heat embossed resist is a great way to add some visual interest to your projects. There’s something to be said for that whimsical look and feel. Don’t you love how the white heat embossed snowflakes just pop against the one-of-a-kind background?

Be Merry by Amy Rysavy

Do you give the inside of your cards equal billing as the outside? I must confess, I sometimes neglect the inside, which is why I was so inspired by how Amy carried the snowflake theme through to the center, giving her card a more finished look.


I’d like to send out a huge thank you to Amy for sharing her beautiful design. Be sure to stop by her blog Prairie Paper And Ink anytime you need a burst of inspiration. You’re going to love how Amy takes all the guesswork from creating your own watercolor work of art. I hope you’re enjoying a happy holiday season!

I Love Paris by Dot Leathbridge

Looks like I’m guilty of favoring watercolor backgrounds in this post! 🙂  But I wanted to show you how versatile this technique can be. Notice how the black silhouette is equally at home stamped over the gorgeous water colored background as the white heat embossed image was on the previous card. Who wouldn’t feel the love that was put into this card?

I Love Paris by Dot

I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite distress inks and create some magic. For a list of all the other fun techniques that Dot used to create this little treasure, click here and I will escort you over. You don’t want to miss her great tips and techniques.

A House Is Made Of Bricks & Stone by Amanda

If you are searching for a unique gift for that hard to shop for person in your life, then you’re going to love this altered wooden box frame. No one will ever suspect that you started out with a plain box frame from a craft store. At the risk of sounding like an enabler, I have to share a bit about this must-have Sizzix die set that Amanda used titled appropriately Mixed Media. Not only can you use it to cut, but you can also emboss and stencil. If that isn’t enough, the set includes four unique shapes – talk about a lot of bang for your buck! I love it when you can use your tools in multiple ways.

A House Is Made Of Bricks & Stone

Whether you are a mixed media queen or you are just itching to get your feet wet, this is one tutorial you don’t want to miss. Amanda goes into some serious detail and you are sure to pick up some great ideas. I will be happy to take you over; just click here, sit back, and enjoy the inspiration.

Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu is a Japanese style fried chicken that has a mild flavor which marries perfectly with some yummy tonkatsu sauce for dipping. Katsu sauce by Kikkoman also makes a great dipping sauce. I typically serve this dish with rice, steamed cabbage, some pineapple spears, and of course the dip.

Chicken Katsu

Are you ready to be the hero of the dinner table? Then you are going to love this Katsu Chicken. Not only is it seriously tasty but you can have dinner on the table in under half an hour, ya gotta love it! Just click here and I will take you over to the Allrecipes blog so you can print out the recipe. Bon appetit, my friends.

Kudos to you for sharing your homemade magic.  After all, what would the holidays be without your handmade touch? Thanks for visiting, have a great week, and most of all remember to take time to enjoy this special time of year!


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