Sundays With Lorraine



Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I hope you’ve all had a “spooktacular” Halloween because it’s time to move on to our winter holiday crafts.  I’m honored to have the opportunity to inspire you by sharing projects created by some of the most talented crafters in our industry. We can all use a little help when it comes to preparing for the holidays, don’t you agree? There are cards, tags, gift wrapping, sweet treats, and of course the holidays wouldn’t be complete without your handmade gifts. So sit back, relax, and let the creative therapy begin!

Enjoy The Journey By Cathy Cafun

While spending some quality time surfing for unique projects to share with you, I came across this amazing layout designed by the very talented Cathy Cafun and I knew I had to share it. Many of us find masculine-themed projects a bit more challenging to design. Things that we typically use as embellishments like florals, bling, lace, etc. aren’t very user friendly when it comes to scrapping for the boys. I love Cathy’s solution to go “grunge” in tones of blues and browns with lots of texture.

"Enjoy The Journey"

I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Cathy for being such an inspiration to her fellow scrapbookers, I highly recommend stopping by her blog Cathy Can’t Help Herself so you can see how easily this amazing layout comes together. Many of the embellishments and paints used are from The Dusty Attic. If you’re not familiar with her site, Cathy Can’t Help Herself, click here and I’ll take you over. You don’t want to miss out on all the “need it in your life” chipboard embellishments. Happy scrapping!

Countryside Snow Scene Card by Kittie Caracciolo 

I instantly fell in love with the serene, peaceful feeling that this sweet card has to offer. Who wouldn’t be smiling from ear to ear when finding this handmade treasure in the mailbox? There is something magical about using a pale blue and white color combination when creating a winter scene.

Countryside Snow Scene

Did you notice the light dusting of glitter on the trees? It’s such a perfect touch. For a detailed description of how Kittie put this card together, click here and I will take you over to her blog Kittie Kraft; you are going to be amazed by all the gorgeous projects she has to share.

Mason Jar Drinking Glass Gift Set

Are you looking for a gift for the person that has everything? Well, look no further! With a little help from our crafty friend Kierste you can put these oh-so-cute mason jar glasses together in no time.  I love the fact that not only is it a fun and useful gift, but it’s also very inexpensive. I believe each set of glasses ran about $10. What’s not to love?

Mason Jar Drinking Glass Gift Set

I love this gift idea because the recipient can easily replace the cupcake liners and use the glasses time and time again.  How fun to theme these for holidays, game days, birthdays, and more! Whether you’re looking for fun gift ideas, recipes, and more this is one blog you don’t want to miss. Click here and I would be honored to escort you over to spend some creative time with Kierste.

Chicken Spinach Mushroom Alfredo Roll Ups

I know we’re all busy getting ready for the upcoming holidays but we still need to eat, right? Thanks to Nikki and her culinary skills, we can have an amazing dinner and creative time, too. This recipe is not my typical dinner in 30 minutes, but I’m sure you will agree it’s definitely going to be worth the effort. I love how Nikki describes this recipe as one of those “Lick the plate, ask for thirds, smiling faces all around kind of good.”


I highly recommend stopping by the Chef in Training blog anytime you’d like to kick things up a notch in the kitchen, you and your family will be glad you did. Bon appétit, my hungry friends!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you and try to remember our crafting motto “No stress allowed in our creative world.” If we pace ourselves, we can have an amazing stress-free holiday with lots of handmade treasures.

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