Sundays With Lorraine


Happy Easter, my crafty peeps, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  I hope you are all enjoying a blessed Easter surrounded by those you love. It makes me smile knowing that found some quite time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a little creative therapy.

Ocean by Leonie Neal-Dawson

Here in Southern California a typical Spring day could be 85 degrees or higher and we all know what that means. You guessed it!  Beach days! There is something so majestic about the ocean that it’s next to impossible not to take pictures. Pictures taken at the beach are my absolute favorite to scrapbook. I love the cool tones of blues and greens, softened with a touch of sand color mixed in. Cool colors such as blue and green have the ability to calm and soothe, which is why they work so well for pictures taken anywhere by the water.

Ocean by Leonie Neal-Dawson

Check out this adorable die cut collection appropriately titled Sea Life by Kaisercraft; there are over 50 pieces in the pack so you can imagine the possibilities. I don’t typically write about a particular collection but this one is over-the-top perfect for any of your summer and/or beach layouts, home décor items, mixed media projects, and the list goes on. kaisercraft coastal escapes collection Sea Life

I couldn’t decide which layout to share so when in doubt, choose both, right? I absolutely love what Leonie designed with the Coastal Escapes Collection. Doesn’t it make you want to sit down and start scrapping those priceless beach photos?

Coastal Escapes Collection

Now it’s time to get those pics off your phone and into your scrapbooks. Luckily Kaisercraft has our back and has recently released the Coastal Escape Collection, which is perfect for our beach pics. On the outside chance (wink, wink) that you, too, have fallen in love with this must-have collection, click here and I will be happy to bring you over to the Kaisercraft site so you can take a closer look at the entire collection – you’re gonna love it. I’d also like to thank Leonie Neal-Dawson for being such an amazing inspiration to her fellow scrappers. Be sure and stop by her blog,  Leonies Life, and say hello!

Happy Birthday By Wanda Cullen

When it comes down to a Color Throwdown Challenge, Wanda really is the queen.  I instantly fell in love with this beautiful Happy Birthday card with its beautiful spring time colors. You know what a soft spot I have for both watercolor and a good emboss resist technique, and as you can see, the two techniques combined can be a real show stopper..

Happy Birthday Card designed by Wanda Cullen

There are a lot of fine details going on here, so if you’d like to see how Wanda created this gorgeous birthday card, click here and I would be honored to escort you over to her blog Cullen-ary Creations.  Kudos to you for spreading those smiles one handmade card at a time. Who wouldn’t have a smile on their face when they discover one of your precious cards in their mailbox.

I Love You A Latte Created By Lori Williams

As a coffee lover this beautiful Coffee Cup Easel Card immediately caught my eye. Have you seen the new Coffee Talk Collection by Heartfelt Creations? You are going to love all the fun dies and stamps that are available in this must-have collection.  Heartfelt Creations is know for their amazingly detailed die and stamp sets and this collection is no exception. You’re going to love it!

I Love You A Latte by Lori Williams

For a complete set of step-by-step instructions on how to recreate this darling card, click here and we can hop on over to the Heartfelt Creation blog together. While you’re on the site, I highly recommend checking out some of the video tutorials that Emma Lou has filmed; she really is the master of all that is stamping. Emma Lou shares some priceless tips on how to get the most from our stamps and dies. A big thanks goes out to both Lori Williams and Heartfelt Creations for sharing this adorable handmade treasure with us.

Subway Art Painted Easter Eggs

Happy Easter to all!  Easter wouldn’t be complete at my house if we didn’t decorate a few dozen eggs in the morning after breakfast. Each year we try a different design andstyle so while searching for this year’s technique, I came across these fun Subway Art Painted eggs and thought you would enjoy them.

Subway Art Painted Easter Eggs

You’re just a few eggs away from creating your own beautiful Subway Art Eggs. As crafters, most of us have acrylic paint on hand and as scrapbookers we all have extra letter stickers. This is such an easy technique that it’s perfect for the big kids (like mom) as well as the little ones. They’ll also look so pretty in a glass bowl as part of your Easter centerpiece at dinner tonight. Have fun!

Seafood Linguine

After Easter, many of us have had our fill of ham, so I thought you would enjoy a delicious seafood dish for later in the week when all the leftovers have been consumed.

Seafood Linguine

Click here and I will take you over to the Older Mommy Still Yummy Blog so you can print out this amazing recipe. Lobster, scallops, and shrimp, what’s not to love? But if that’s not your favorite combination, you can also vary the seafood to suit your taste.  Bon Appetit!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’ve been inspired by all the fabulously clever ladies who have shared projects with us. I look forward to seeing you back soon or if you happen to be in the Anaheim, CA area on April  7th, 8th or 9th I would love to meet you in person at our Stamp & Scrapbook Expo.. I’ll meet you in the Creativity Center and we can create one of the many projects that I will be teaching throughout the show.

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