Sundays With Lorraine


Welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I am happy to see that you were able to devote a small piece of your busy schedule to allow your creative side to flourish. It’s import to your well-being to make time to do things that make you happy. If you’re like me, it makes your heart sing to create beautiful things, so keep up the good work.

Winter Bliss by Jelissa

I instantly fell in love with how Jelissa captures the sense of serenity of a fresh fallen snow. The world all covered in a soft white blanket of snow is so beautiful and peaceful as shown in this gorgeous photo. The monochromatic color scheme was a perfect choice as it truly complements the photo. Can’t you see this beautiful layout displayed in a distressed vintage frame and used as a home décor piece?

Winter Bliss

Even though there are such beautiful embellishments on this page, I love the fact that your eye is automatically drawn to the photo, then you take in all the fine details. This is how it should be; isn’t that why we scrapbook, to show off our priceless photos? The background belongs in the background not competing for center stage. I’d like to thank Jelissa for being such an inspiration and showing us how it’s done. Happy scrappin’ my friends!

Winter Wonderland Card by Shelly Hickox

Talk about being creative! Shelly used Karen Burniston’s  gift card accordian die to create this whimsical winter scene. Even with all the textures and dimension that this beautiful card has to offer, it still folds flat enough to be sent through the mail, and yet expands into an amazing diorama. “Ya gotta love it!”  What a great way to get a little extra mileage from your die.

Winter Wonderland by Shelly Hickox

If you’d like to see more of Shelly’s tunnel cards, click HERE and I will take you over for a visit. You’re definitely going to be amazed at how easy these cards come together. Thanks for being such an inspiration, Shelly!

Shadow Stamping by Jennifer McGuire

Whether you’re an experienced stamper or just getting started, you’re going to love the technique of shadow stamping or you might have heard it called ghost stamping. As you can see by the samples that Jennifer McGuire has generously shared with us, this is a simple yet showy technique. I love that you can create an entire set of cards in no time. These adorable cards feature the Simon Says Stamp set titled “Many Thanks” layering (or building) stamp set.

Shadow Stamping by Jennifer McGuire

Since you were so successful with your first attempt at shadow stamping, how about creating an entire set of cards for that special person in your life? They will love you for it.

Shadow Stamping by Jennifer McGuire

I’d like to send out a hug to Jennifer for sharing a bit of her handmade kindness while being such an inspiration to so many. I hope that you give this stamping tip a try; you’ll be glad you did. Click here and I will be happy to take you over so you can watch the video Jennifer prepared on shadow stamping.

Motivational Heart by Kasia

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought you might enjoy this artsy heart designed by Kasia, one of the very talented people on the Finnabair design team. Who wouldnt feel the love when presented with this handmade treasure? What a fun way to offer that special someone that much appreciated motivation.

Motivational Heart by Kasia

Would you believe that this project started out as an ordinary, plain Jane wooden heart? Click here and I would be honored to escort you over to the Finnabair blog so you can follow along with Kasia as she walks you through the process of recreating this heartfelt gift. I highly recommend stopping by the blog anytime you’re in need of some serious inspiration – they have some great step-by-step video tutorials that are sure to inspire as well as some must have products like the Art Basic & Art Ingredients line. You’re going to love them!

Steak Stroganoff Recipe

With there being a serious chill in the air, I thought you might enjoy a classic comfort food like this delicious Steak Stroganoff made in your slow cooker. The combination of tender sirloin steak with a flavorful gravy is typically served over noodles for a home-style meal, but you can also substitute your famous mashed potatoes if you like. Your whole family is going to be doing the happy dance about this dinner!

Steak Stroganoff Recipe

It makes me smile when I walk in the door and am greeted by the wonderful aroma of this delicious beef stroganoff! 😉 This tasty dish takes about a half hour to prepare in the morning, then it’s on autopilot in your slow cooker until you come home. Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the Taste Of Home Blog so you can print out the recipe. Bon appetit!

I hope you have a magical week ahead of you and I’ll see you next weekend.