Sundays With Lorraine



Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. Today is a bittersweet day for all, marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11. so In honor of all the amazing heroes and all those Americans whose lives were changed forever, today’s post was written with you in mind.

Positively Patriotic by Angie Leach

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our country’s freedom than to show your appreciation to military members and their families for their service and sacrifice! I have several friends that have children (or should I say, young adults) that have recently joined the military. Wouldn’t it be sweet to make up several of these handmade cards and gift them to one of your not-so-crafty friends? I know it’s hard to believe, but not everyone is a talented card maker like yourself.

Positively Patriotic Cards

Would you believe that all these adorable cards are made using just one stamp set—Work of Art! This stamp set has been out for awhile but I see that it’s still available, so I would recommend contacting Angie by clicking here. I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Angie for sharing her beautiful designs.

Heart & Flag Wreath

There are two things I can never resist and that’s hearts and the American flag, I love the simplicity of this patriotic wreath that I discovered on Pinterest, I apologize that I don’t know the original person who posted i, so I’m unable to link back. It’s pretty easy to find the stars and striped fabric at any of your local fabric stores and I always see the grapevine wreaths at craft stores.

patriotic wreath

Again, thank you to all who so valiantly, and bravely serve this great country!

Grateful For Those Who Serve  

While taking a walk down memory lane through my many Pinterest boards I came across this oldy but goody and I knew I had to share the love. I’d like to thank Karen for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow crafters.


Karen used an older Spellbinders Star die to cut through all three layers of the card front and a smaller star to cut/emboss the vellum heart to dangle in the opening. Not to worry, though, if you don’t have that die; just use what you have.

You’re a Grand Old Flag!!

To a true DIYer/recycler, taking down an old wooden fence is like hitting the jackpot. That old weathered wood can be turned into all kinds of new shabby chic treasures. This rustic flag is a fun and creative  way to upcycle one of those treasured panels. Just think, you still have the whole fence to use for other projects.

You're a Grand Old Flag!!

I have to share another fun way to use some of the wood. Years ago when I replaced my last fence I planned a birdhouse-themed craft party for my daughter and her friends. Everyone designed their own birdhouses, the dads cut the planks of wood to fit our designs, and the kids and moms assembled and painted them.  This was a fun activity for both the kids and the adults. I even have birds living in mine. 😉   I’d love to hear how you recycled your old fence. Keep in mind that not everyone is an amazing crafter like yourself, so when you see one of your neighbors preparing to replace their old fence they might be happy campers if you offer to take a panel or three off their hands.

 Marinated Grilled Flank Steak with BLT Smashed Potatoes By Rachael Ray

After all that crafting how about a nice dinner that can be on the table in about 1/2 an hour. If you’re a meat and potatoes fan, you’re going to love this tasty recipe that comes together in no time.

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak with BLT Smashed Potatoes

Click here and I will take you over to the Food Network blog so you can check out Rachael’s video and print out the recipe; this one is going in the family recipe book.

Thanks so much for dropping by. Despite the passing years since September 11, 2001, it remains as important as ever that we continue to come together to remember and honor the victims and our shared history. Hugs to all!

Warm regards, Lorraine

6 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Wendy says:

    Lorraine, I always enjoy your posts and look forward to seeing you at the Sacramento Expo very year. Thank you so much for your patriotic tribute to our men and women who serve. Mom of a veteran soldier.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Hello Wendy, Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts. I am so happy that you are inspired by my weekly post. I look forward to seeing you soon at the Sacramento show, I have some really cool projects to share. Hugs to you & your son, let him know he is appreciated by many!

  2. Joan Wamsley says:

    Hi Lorraine. I met you at the crafting table in Marlboro MA on Friday. You say and chatted while Maria (I think) took over for a few mins. It was nice to meet you and put a face to the name/blog.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      It was great to meet you too, You guys are some seriously talented paper crafters. I’m glad that we have Weekly Scrapper to keep us connected until we meet again next year in Marlboro. Happy Scrappin my friend!

  3. Lori Martin says:

    Dear Lorraine,
    It was great meeting you at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo this past weekend in Marlborourgh, Ma. You have a Fantastic, Warm and Genuine Personality. I had a wonderful time taking your classes on the showroom floor and hope the Event Organizets keep up these classes!
    Sincerely Your Friend,
    Lori Martin
    Smithfield, RI

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Hello Lori, It truly makes me smile knowing that you enjoyed the show. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It was great to meet you in person, until next year we can keep in touch through the Weekly Scrapper. Feel a hug!

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