Sundays With Lorraine


Hello, again, my artsy friends; welcome to the weekend! I’m happy to see that you’ve found some time to get crafty. Sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration.

Always Say I Love You

Let’s start out with this sweet layout designed by the very talented Riikka Kovasin. I fell in love with the mixed media influenced background, the subtle textures and colors, and how they complement this adorable photo. What a perfect example of how to included the artsy mixed media style without overpowering your precious photos.


I hope that you’ve been inspired to incorporate some mixed media techniques on your next scrapbook layout; the two are a match made in heaven. Happy scrapping!

Life Is Better With Friends

Have you gone digital yet? This beautiful friendship card was designed by  using a Gerbera Daisies digital image. I must confess, I haven’t yet taken the plunge into digi stamping, but after seeing this adorable card I think I need to dive in and give it a try.

Life Is Better With Friends

I love how you have the ability to resize your images to exactly what you need; the possibilities are endless! I hope this sweet card has inspired you to give digital stamping a try. Not to worry; there will always be room for all our treasured traditional stamp sets.

Multi-Step Lilac Stamping: Friends

Would you believe that the gorgeous coloring and shading was done by stamping and not coloring? Debbie used the JustRite Multi-Step Lilac Bouquet clear stamps to create the beautiful floral images. Who knew you could get such depth using nothing but stamps and your ink pads?

Multi-Step Lilac Stamping: Friends

At the risk of being labeled an enabler, I think we all need to give this multi-step stamping a try, don’t you? To make it a bit easier for you, just click here and I will take you over to the JustRite site so you can check out all their must-have stamp sets. And here is a link to some step-by-step techniques for using the multi-step stamping technique, found on the JustRite blog. Think of the possibilities – gorgeous; fast and easy, ya gotta love it!

DIY Magnetic Frame 

Doesn’t it make you smile when you can walk into your craft room and come out with a beautiful home décor piece? Would you believe that this adorable magnetic frame, designed by Michele Boyer, started out as a plain wood frame?

DIY Magnetic Frame

By creating a frame with a thin metal background, it’s easy to change your photos and magnets as often as you’d like. I’m loving this; my Mom lives in New York and I’m in California so I’m always sending out photos. Now she can change them out whenever she wants!

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

For many years I thought of my slow cooker as something I only used in the winter for my stews, chilis, and soups. But when you think about it, it’s really great for the summer as well because who wants to heat up the oven when its 90 degrees outside?

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Now you can enjoy this amazing Cashew Chicken without ever leaving your nice, cool air-conditioned house. I’d like to send out a big hug to Alyssa from The Recipe Critic blog for perfecting this amazing dish. Bon Appetit!

Thanks for spending a bit of your Sunday with me; have a great week and I will see you next weekend.

8 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Sherry Werley says:

    I have always told my son and daughter and 2 precious granddaughters I love them before I say goodbye on the phone or goodbye when they leave. I have always felt you could never tell a child no matter how old they are how much they are lovec!

    • Lorraine says:

      Very well said Sherry, one can never express their love too much. You sound like a true fuzzy, keep those I Love You’s coming! I know your family appreciates it.

  2. Jan Ingraham says:

    I appreciate you stepping into the digi pool but I don’t have a machine and likely won’t so take pity on us please. P.S. your cards are beautiful

    • Lorraine says:

      Thanks for sharing Jan, I’m so happy that you find inspiration on our blog. Have a great day!

  3. Deena Canup says:

    I love the stamping/scrapping inspiration, but what I love the most are the recipes. I so loved meeting you in Duluth over the weekend in the Creativity Center during the Gelatos make n take. I was the one who tried out the shrimp pasta recipe from last week. As hot as it gets here in GA, I surely don’t want to heat up my oven any more than necessary. You are a gem!

  4. Lorraine says:

    It was great spending some time with you in Duluth, I’m glad you liked the recipe, as you know my goal is to get you out of that hot kitchen back into your scrapbook room. I hope you enjoyed the gelato project as much as I enjoyed sharing a few tips & techniques they really are a great coloring medium to work with. Thanks again for sharing, it’s people like you that make it a pleasure to returning to Georgia year after year. In the meantime I’ll keep hunting for those yummy recipes.

  5. Joyce says:

    Hi, Lorraine. just found this page and saw your lovely picture! I met you in Duluth, was the helper in Paper Sweeties booth. Just wanted to say what a pleasure to meet you and listen to you doing your thing for two days! I cant wait till I can get to an expo and actually do the make n takes!!

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      You two are so cute, what a beautiful booth you had. Looking forward to seeing you at future shows.

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