Sundays With Lorraine


Welcome to Weekly Scrapper! It makes me smile knowing that you’ve found some “ME” time to get your craft on. Sundays are special to me because this is the time that I get to share my passion for crafting with you when we’re not at a Scrapbook Expo. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration.

It’s All About The Beach

Since we are in the final days of summer, I thought you might enjoy a summer-themed project (it’s ok to want to hold onto that carefree summer feeling just a bit longer). After all, you have those great pictures that you’ve taken this summer. Check out the great fishing net embellishment that Linda used to pull her beach theme together. Would you believe that Linda made it herself?! I recommend hopping on over to her blog It All Started With Paint so you can check out her wonderful step-by-step instructions and photos. You’re gonna love it! Since I discovered Linda’s gorgeous wall grouping, I’ve been looking for things that I can embellish with a fishing net. 😉

It's All About The Beach

It’s time to get those summer photos off your phone and into your scrapbook (or in this case, the wall). Think of this project as a proper farewell to another amazing summer. Not to worry, I think you still have a few fun beach days before Fall is in full swing. I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Linda for sharing her beautiful design with us!

Make It Happen designed by Jennie Atkinson

Don’t you love the gorgeous, inky background all dressed in the tranquil colors of summer? It reminds me of the ocean. What a great tag for your summer-themed projects and a great way to use up those extra chipboard numbers that you have stashed in the draw, or in my case, a mason jar.

Make It Happen By Jennie Atkinson

I highly recommend stopping by and spending some creative time with Jennie Atkinson, author of the blog Live The Dream. She really is full of inspiration and extremely talented. Remember, there’s no stress allowed in our craft world; just dive in and have some fun with your art!

Back to School Clipboard Tutorial by Ashley Horton

With the kids going back to school, I thought you might enjoy this adorable altered clipboard designed by Ashley Horton.

Back to School Clipboard Tutorial by Ashley Horton

This is such a fun way to display your child’s school photos! I love that you can change out your photos as often as you like. I’m thinking a bit ahead, but wouldn’t this make a sweet holiday gift for the grandparents? This way when you send those treasured pics of the kids, Nana can stay current. She’ll love it!

Printable Dry Erase Menu

Do you like to plan out your menu ahead of time? Are you tired of the familiar “Mom!! what’s for dinner?” Then you need this adorable Dry Erase Menu Frame in your life, right? 😉 How handy that there is a section for a small grocery list. How many times have you planned on something for dinner, only to find out you are missing an important ingredient and there isn’t any time to take a trip to the store? Bummer, isn’t it?

Printable Dry Erase Menu

But wait, there’s more (lol)! You even have choices about what color you want your free printable menu to be. Pretty cool! Thanks to Super Moms and the lovely ladies at Tatertots & Jello; we appreciate you sharing.


Be sure to hop on over to the Tatertots & Jello blog where you can print out your Free Printable Dry Erase Menu Board. I’m thinking about making a few extra for the holidays; I know the girls would love one. The great thing about a dry erase menu is how easy it is to change things up. I always have extra frames and chalkboard paint so this is pretty much a free project; ya gotta love it. I think the girls had a Super Mom Moment when they designed this fun yet functional project.

Chinese Chicken Salad

This isn’t your typical Chinese Chicken Salad; it’s so much more. It’s a perfect dish when it’s your turn to host a craft day because it can be served cold or at room temperature. You can make it days before your guests arrive, leaving you more time to spend chillin’ with your peeps. 😉 I know the girls are going to love it and I hope you do, too.

Chinese Chicken Salad

I hope you give this delicious dish a try. Be sure to stop by the Food Network and check out Ina’s step-by-step video on preparing this tasty meal.

Thanks for the nice visit; I’m already looking forward to seeing you back next weekend. Hopefully we were able to spend some time together at the Scrapbook Expo in New Jersey this weekend; if so, I hope you stopped by the Creativity Center to say hello!

2 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Rebecca Hooten says:

    I love the dry erase frame! Now if I can get my hubby and son to neatly add to the grocery list! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Lindi says:

    Hi there love the page layout and was wondering where I could get the net like twine from… I have a few photos i took of a dock in Port Melbourne along a similar content and have never kbown what to do with them and I loved the photo’s… Thanks in advance ???

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