Sundays with Lorraine


Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! With tomorrow being the first day of summer, I thought you would be ready for a few fun summery-themed projects, so sit back and relax – it’s time to get creative.

Fun In The Sun Layout By Belinda Spencer

Kaisercraft and their amazing design team have done it again by designing two amazing summer-themed collections titled  Provincial and Sail Away. With it being 113 degrees today where I am in California, thoughts of the beach are definitely on my mind so when I saw this adorable layout I knew I had to share the love.

Fun In The Sun Layout By Belinda Spencer

I’d like to thank Belinda for sharing her gorgeous Fun In The Sun Layout. If you’d like to follow along with Belinda as she takes us step by step through the process of recreating this page, click here and I will lead the way over to the Kaisercraft blog.  Happy scrappin’ my friends!

American Summers By A. Pink

With summer shining upon us and the 4th Of July right around the corner, I thought you might enjoy this artsy card designed by the very talented Amanda, hostess of the blog Ink-A-Pink. What a perfect card to honor such a special day; who wouldn’t feel the spirit of our great country when they open the mailbox to find this work of art?

American Summers by Amanda Pink

If you’d like to learn more about how Amanda created the dramatic effects on this piece, click here and I would be honored to take you over for a visit. I wish you all a wonderful 4th Of July surrounded by those you love.

Faith In The Storm by Laura Bassen

You all know how I love just about anything done using water coloring techniques. It’s currently my go-to favorite technique and there are so many different water-based coloring mediums to choose from. On this darling card, Laura used  the Zig Clean Color Watercolor Brushes, Zig Kuretake Watercolors, along with the Simon Says stamp set titled Sail Away which is part of the Splash Of Color collection, what’s not to love, right?

Faith In the Storm Nautical Rainbow Watercoloring

Click here and I will escort you over to the Simon Says Blog so you can check out the great video that Laura has created showing just how easy this faith-based card.comes together. I absolutely love the sentiment, it really says it all: “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way she adjusted her sails.” We all need to be reminded of this simple statement – when things don’t go our way, it’s time to do a little adjusting and hold onto our faith. Keep the inspiration going with your handmade treasures; they mean more to people than you may realize

Memory-filled Lamp Shade

While I was attempting to organize my craft room (LOL) I came across a large box of negatives. Talk about a blast from the past! With everything being digital these days, negatives are not something we see everyday. As I held them under a light I discovered they were baby pictures of my daughter who is now 20; what a fuzzy moment for me! How cute would one of these lamps look in our crafting room?

film strip lampshade

You’re just a few basic supplies (Mod Podge, foam brush, lamp shade, and your negatives) away from creating your own memory-filled lamp shade. Don’t worry if you can’t find a rectangle shade, you’re creative so use what you have on hand. Just thinking out loud here, but if you enjoy a fun trip to your local thrift stores, they’re a great place to find unique and inexpensive lamps and shades. Have fun creating your own one-of-a-kind lampshade.

17 Freezer Meal Prep Sessions That Will Change Your Life

I know that preparing and freezing meals is not a new concept, but when you can take 75 minutes out of one day and have EIGHT healthy home-cooked meals ready to drop into a crockpot, that’s a “whoo hoo” to me! Especially in the heat of the summer; a nice BBQ in the back yard is the way to go, but the crockpot is definitely a runner up. After all, when it’s 113 degrees, who wants to heat up the stove? Not me!

17 Freezer Meal Prep Sessions That Will Change Your Life

For some of us, being this organized takes a bit of an effort but it’s well worth it when you come home to the smell of a yummy dinner all ready to enjoy You’ll be smiling and patting yourself on the back all at the same time. Yea you! Sit back and enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to seeing you back next Sunday or if you happen to be in the Chantilly, VA area June 24 and 25, the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be in town, so click here for more info. Hope to see you at the show – I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center!


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