Sundays With Lorraine


Welcome to Weekly Scrapper! I’m happy you’ve been able to find some time for yourself to enjoy being creative. Sundays are special to me because this is the time that I have to share my passion for crafting with you when I’m not teaching at a Scrapbook Expo. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration.

You Light Up My Life designed by Susan

The priceless photos on this layout were the first thing that caught my eye, but upon further inspection I was also drawn to all the fine details that Susan used to create this adorable layout. I love how she sliced open the faux seams along the lines of her patterned paper and inserted ribbon underneath the opening. Peeling back the paper makes it look like metal peeled back; so clever.

You Light Up My Life

Scrapbooks are a reminder of all that is special to us, a record of your journey through life. Kudos to you for taking on this very important responsibility of preserving your treasured memories. As scrappers it’s our nature to gather priceless photos and bits of our past and lovingly store them in our scrapbooks. I’d like to send out a big hug to Susan and The Urban Scrapbook for sharing today’s inspiration piece.

Listen To Your Heart designed by Jennie Atkinson

It’s hard to believe that this soft, shabby chic piece started out bright and bold! Jennie started the background using Tim Holtz Distress inks in some bold colors layered over a piece of grey board covered in gesso.  I love how the gesso really toned down the vibrant colors.

Listen To Your Heart

If you would like more info on how Jennie created this gorgeous plaque, click here and I will escort you over so you can spend some creative time with Jennie on her blog Live The Dream; you’re definitely going to leave inspired to start that next project.

Falling Snow Holiday Shaker Card design by Debbie Olson

It’s not too early to start making your famous handmade holiday cards. I discovered this adorable card designed by Debbie Olson on the HGTV blog and fell in love with it. Doesn’t this scene bring back memories of snow falling on a crisp winter day? I hope this festive shaker card has added a bit of pre-holiday cheer to your day.

Falling Snow Holiday Shaker Card designed by Debbie Olson

Whether you have made dozens of shaker cards or if this is your very first, I highly recommend stopping by the HGTV Blog where Debbie Olsen shares some helpful tips on recreating this adorable holiday card. Thanks for being such an inspiration, Debbie!

Trio Of Mixed Media ATC Cards designed by Amanda Southern 

Amanda had me at dictionary paper! I love using it on my mixed media projects. How stinkin’ cute are these ATC Cards? Each one is a little work of art. ATC Cards are a wonderful opportunity to experiment with different techniques. They’re small in size, which for many people is less intimidating. They come together pretty fast, they’re great to use in your pocket pages, or just to let someone know how special they are. What’s not to love?

Trio of ATC’s

So many details on such a small card! For more information on how Amanda created these adorable cards, click here and I will take you over to the That’s Blogging Crafty blog where Amanda will walk you through the project one layer at a time. You’re gonna love it!

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

You definitely can’t go wrong with this delicious meal. It’s a full meal with very little clean-up since the entire meal is cooked in one tidy foil pouch. And you know my thing – I want to help you get out of that hot kitchen and back in your craft room (where you belong), in this case in only 25 minutes. 😉

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Fast, easy, delicious and how perfect that you can make up your foil packets ahead of time. Add a loaf of crusty bread and dinner is on the table in no time. Click here and I will take you over to Chungah’s blog Damn Delicious so you can print out the recipe. Your family will be requesting this dinner again. Bon appetit!

Thanks for sharing a bit of your weekend; I’m off to our final Scrapbook Expo of the year. Sacramento was this weekend and our final show of the season is in Ontario, CA next weekend. If you happen to be Ontario, CA October 23 and 24, I would love to spend some quality time with you at the Creativity Center.


2 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Diana Lew says:

    I would love to know where to purchase the stamp used in the Seasons Greetings shaker card by Debbie Olson.

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