Sundays With Lorraine


Good day, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! I’ve just returned home from The Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Boston and I’m happy to report that I had an amazing time hanging out with some seriously creative people in the Creativity Center. Hugs to all that stopped by to create your free make & take. For those of you that are new to the Creativity Center, I’d like to share what’s it’s all about – I host a booth at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expos where I have the opportunity to share free make & takes with our guests. I teach projects suitable for all levels of paper crafting so if you happen to be in the area of one of our show, I’d love to create with you in person. I’ll meet you in the Creativity Center!

Paper Leather Inspired Layout By Anna-Karin

Have you had the opportunity to play with Sizzix paper leather? It really is one of those “need it in your life” crafting supplies!  You can ink it, emboss it, stamp on it, sew it, and run it through your printer just to name a few ways to use it. It’s very strong, hence the name paper leather. It’s perfect for light weight sewing projects as well as on your scrapbooking and card making.  I am totally addicted! (Did I mention that it also comes in multiple colors, too?) I love how Anna-Karin used the paper leather to not only create the unique background, but also to make those adorable dimensional flowers .Paper Leather and Inksheets Tutorial

The background panels are white paper leather and she used Eileens Hulls’ dies and embossing folders together with black Ink sheets to create the patterns. Ink sheets turn your wafer thin dies and embossing folders into stamps, which is so cool! The techniques here work great for so many different types of projects. I’m thinking they would be a great way to create your own unique pocket page cards for your pocket page albums. 😉 I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Anna-Karin for being a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters. Click here and I would be honored to take you over to the Layers Of Ink Blog so that you can follow along as Anna-Karin shares step-by-step how she created this darling layout.

Frightful Jack-o-Lantern Card By Hilary

Fall is not only my favorite season. but’s it’s also one of my favorite times to craft. I love the warm colors of fall, the fun Halloween decorations and cards, and the get-togethers. I know it’s a bit premature but I’m ready for a little holiday spirit, are you? With Halloween right around the corner, I thought you might enjoy this frightfully cute Jack-O-Lantern card designed by the extremely talented Hilary Kanwischer. Don’t let me frighten you – you still have plenty of time to get your Halloween and autumn greetings in the mailbox After all, there are still 36 days until Halloween! 😉

Frightful Halloween by Hilary Kanwischer

With a little help from Hilary and our friends over at Sizzix, you, too, can create this adorable Halloween card in no time. Click here and I will lead the way over to the Sizzix blog where you can follow along as Hilary shares some great tips and techniques.

DIY Paper Star Lanterns

What’s not to love about fall? If you’re lucky, the leaves are starting to change color around you, the nights are cooling off, pumpkin everything is available again, and it’s time to break out the sweaters and your favorite boots. Many of you know I’m a New York to California transplant and I truly miss the gorgeous colors and chilly nights. But not to worry, I just drive towards the mountains to enjoy this amazing time of year.

DIY Paper Star Lanterns

While I was reminiscing through my Pinterest board,s I came across these beautiful handmade paper lanterns. Wouldn’t they be perfect for those cozy nights in the backyard? They also look amazing as a home décor piece or for holiday decorations.  Be sure to stop by the Me & My DIY Blog so you can download the file and create your own. Happy fall, my crafty friends!

Baked Teriyaki Chicken Tenders

You’re going to love these Baked Teriyaki Chicken Tenders. They are sweet, tender, and delicious and perfect to add something a little different to your regular dinner rotation. If you’re like me, I tend to cook the same things a little too often. This recipe can be made up ahead of time and popped in the oven as you’re finishing up that project that you’ve been working on. In less than an hour, you’ll have a completed project and dinner on the table and all is good with the world! 😉

Baked Teriyaki Chicken Tenders

Let’s take a trip over to the Reluctant Entertainer blog so you can print out the recipe. Just click here – you and your family are going to love this simple yet oh-so-tasty dinner. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by; I hope you have a wonderfully creative week ahead of you. Just a reminder that the arrival of the fall season brings the end of our show season. I can’t believe that we only have four shows left in our 2016 year – I look forward to preparing for the holidays with you and before you know it, we’ll be starting our 2017 season for the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo!