Sundays With Lorraine


Good da,y my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. It’s really hitting home now that there are only two Stamp & Scrapbook Expo shows left for our 2016 season. I am extremely thankful that we still have Weekly Scrapper to inspire each other throughout the year!

How To Hide A Story In Plain Sight By Kirsty Smith

I love how Kirsty put together this layout so that it features text as both a design element and also to tell a story. Making the text the focus of the page really draws attention to the words. Text as a background can be very striking, especially if you’ve gone with black ink on white paper as Kirsty did.


I hope you are as inspired as I am to give Kirsty’s technique a try. After all, we all have a story to tell, even when we don’t have photos to share the moment. I love text as a background but never thought of creating an entire 12 xx12″ sheet with my own handwriting while sharing a special memory all at the same time. Thanks, Kirsty, for being such an inspiration to your fellow paper crafters.

Mason Jar of Hearts by Alice

Alice had me at mason jar and hearts! Add in lace doilies, water coloring, and washi tape and there was no turning back – I knew I had to share the inspiration.The adorable Mason jar die and stamp that Alice used is from Stamping Bella and comes bundled together for a mere $16.13. You know how I love my Mason jars! I’m thinking this die will make the perfect tag for all the treats that I plan to make during the holidays.

Mason Jar of Hearts

If you’re on the same page and you, too, need this die in your life, click here and I’ll take you over to the Stamping Bella site and you can order your own. For complete details on how easily this sweet card came together, click here and we’ll take a trip over to Alice’s Little Wonderland

Shabby Halloween Box

‘Tis the season for all things eerie, mysterious, curious, and shabby chic. Since it’s the beginning of October, I knew you would enjoy this spooky altered box designed by the very talented Brenda Brown.

Shabby Halloween Altered Box


Who knew that this shabby chic treasure started out as a boring, plain papier–mâché box. If you’re as intrigued as I was about how to create your own unique treasure box, don’t be scared. With a little help from our crafty friend Brenda, you too can follow along as she shares the creative process from beginning to end.

“Mummy Veggie Dip Tray”

Now that October has begun, I bet you’re starting to plan your Halloween activities. I thought you might enjoy this clever and elegant veggie dip. It’s perfect to serve when you’re creating those cute Halloween crafts with your peeps or maybe you’re looking for an appetizer that’s showy, yet not full of sugar.

“Mummy Veggie Dip” tray

Healthy doesn’t have to be scary.  Click here and I will take you over to the Hostess with the Mostess® so you can print out the recipe. While you’re there, be sure to check out all the other cute Halloween ideas that Jenn has to share.

Thanks for stopping by, I’m off to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Sacramento, CA. If you happen to be in the neighborhood I’d love to meet you in person – I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center. Stay crafty, my friends!