Sundays with Lorraine: Stamping, cards, a wintery layout, a crafty project, and perfect pizza!

All That Glitters Is Snow


Happy Sunday to you! I hope you’ve had a great week and are now enjoying a carefree Sunday. I’m excited to share some of the great projects that I discovered this week.  

Thank You So Much

Emma Lou with Heartfelt Creations has taken the mystery out of creating elegant dimensional flowers in a snap. You will be in awe when you see all the possibilities! Click here and be ready to be amazed at what you can do with Heartfelt Creations’ Arianna Blooms Die and Arianna Blooms Cling Stamp Set  I do have to warn you, once you get flower fever you can’t stop. You start out with a few pratice flowers and before you know it, you’re looking around to see what you can embellish with one of your beautiful blooms! 🙂

Thanks so much

Think about it, scrapbooking, cardmaking, home décor projects, gift wrapping, mixed media – all of which could host a flower or two, right? The possibilities are truly endless! This stamp set is one of those needs, remember? There are wants in our paper crafting world and then there are “I need it in my life” supplies. Sound familiar? If you happen to be at any of our Scrapbook Expos, please do stop by the Creativity Center. One of our free make & takes will give you the opportunity to create your own dimensional paper bloom. As if it couldn’t get any better, once you fall in love with the set you can stroll over to the Heartfelt Creations booth and purchase everything you will need to create your very own paper garden. Happy papercrafting !

Copy & Paste

If you’re a fan of stamping (and who isn’t?) then you most likely have dabbled with an embossing resist technique. It’s a fun and easy technique that can be a real show stopper as shown on these beautiful cards designed by Maya Isaksson for A Blog named Hero.

We go together like copy 'n paste

We all have a bit of geeky in us and I fell in love with this unique stamp set titled Go Together by Reverse Confetti. Talk about being perfect for your cards, scrapbook layouts, art journals etc. The best part of this set is how you can mix and match the stamps to create a wide variety of sentiments and/or titles. Happy Stampin’!

All That Glitters Is Snow

As you probably know by now, I am a big fan of layering. There is something to be said about turning a piece of white cardstock into a gorgeous layout using mostly scraps, a little stitching, and of course, your favorite distress ink. One thing you want to keep in mind when layering is that most of the time less is more; you don’t want your background to overpower your photos. Layering is meant to complement or support your photos. A background should take back seat and allow your photos to take center stage.

All That Glitters Is Snow
All That Glitters Is Snow

I don’t know about you, but it makes me happy when I get to use my scraps. Not only do I save money (which allows me to buy more supplies) I also get to point out to my husband and daughter that I really do use them! I’d like to thank Lynn, author of the blog Smalltown Scrapper, for sharing her design with us today. I highly recommend stopping by for a visit – you will definitely be inspired to start that next page.

Button Lid Jars

If you are a serious crafter you’re always on the lookout for creative ways to store your ever growing stash of supplies. This adorable shabby chic project designed by Haley Pierson-Cox is both inexpensive and perfect for storing your smaller embellishments. Be sure to check out the video tutorial for making your own button lid jars from Mark Montano!

How-To: Button Lid Jars

Be prepared to make several of these as your crafty friends will need them in their creative lives! 😉 The best part is that you can use just about any jar so the cost is pretty minimal; if you have some paint they could be free. I have seen something very similar at Anthropology for over $50, so making these for free makes me smile. So the next time you empty a jar of pickles, spaghetti sauce, or that gourmet jelly with the cute jar, wash the jar and lid really well and you’re ready to create some fun and oh-so-cute storage containers.

New York style pizza at home

It’s that time again to make that big decision, what are we going to cook for dinner? Everyone loves a good pizza, right? No matter where you live, there is a pizza parlor that claims to sell New York style pizza. Well, there is a reason for that claim to fame, there is no better pizza anywhere! I can say this with confidence as I lived in New York for over 20 years and I travel for a living with Scrapbook Expo so I have had my fair share of different pizzas. I have had some good pizza, don’t get me wrong, but there is nothing like New York pizza.

How to Make New York-Style Pizza at Home

So if you can’t make it out to the Big Apple, these boys are going to show you how to make it right in your own kitchen at home. Let’s hear it for the boys! They have taken the mystery out of how to make the perfect pizza. Have you ever wondered why New York pizza is the best around? Then hop on over to the Cooking Channel Blog where you will finally get the answers. To view the article in it’s entirety click here; you definitely don’t want to miss it.  When you do make it out to New York, make sure you go to Artichoke Pizza and ask for Fran.

Thanks for spending part of your Sunday with me; I look forward to seeing you back soon! And make sure to come by and see me in the Creativity Center at one of our Scrapbook Expos this year!





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