Sundays With Lorraine

Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. Can you believe that it is the middle of October already; what happened to the year? Not to worry, fall is the best time of the year, it’s time to get our holiday crafting started. So put on your favorite comfy sweats and take a stroll over to your happy place (the craft room) because it’s time for today’s creative therapy.

Shaker Tags By Laurie Willison

With the holidays creeping up on us we are going to need tags for all those gifts that we will be giving, right?  How cute are these dimensional shaker tags by Queen & Company? Shaker elements aren’t just for cards anymore, Queen & Company has taken the guesswork out of creating the perfect shaker elements that can be used on your cards, tags, mixed media projects, and of course, don’t forget your scrapbooks.

Thanks to Queen & Company you, too, can create the perfect shaker elements in the blink of an eye!  It’s pretty much three easy steps, just peel, fill, and stick. What’s not to love? Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to their site so you can check out the huge selection of eye candy for your paper crafting. You might want to grab a cup of coffee, you will be spending a bit of time drooling over all the must-have paper crafting supplies. Have fun!

Steampunk Halloween Card by Jan Hobbins

I absolutely love this Steampunk Pumpkin stamp by Stampendous. It’s been out a while but I recently found mine at my local scrapbook store. Steampunk and Halloween go so well together, so I couldn’t resist revisiting this amazing card designed by the very talented Jan Hobbins. This card is the reason that I went on the hunt for this stamp.  It just makes me smile and I hope it does the same for you.

Do you give the insides of your cards the same love that you give the outside? Talk about fine details!  Check out how Jan continued the design onto the inside; it gives such a professional finish.

Don’t you just love all those fun gears? They prompted another purchase on my part which was Sizzix’s Tim Holtz Gearhead Thinlits set. There are 22 gears in this set, one of them a corner gear collage, which Jan used on the inside of the card. I love all the visual interest that it adds to the design. I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Jan for showing us how it’s done.

If The Hat Fits Halloween Card By Nichol Spohr

Nichol broke out all the bells and whistles for this fun and festive Halloween card. She used  Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors to paint the witches hats and Nuvos’s Gilding Flakes on the title.  Don’t you love all that sparkle against the black background? This adorable Halloween card is sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face, the girls will love it! There you go again, sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time.

Something that I picked up from watching Nichol’s video was another way to adhere the Gilding Flakes.  She used Rangers Sticky Embossing Powder – I didn’t know that there was such a thing!  It’s the first thing on my shopping list when I get to the Sacramento show next week. I can’t wait to share this with my crafty friends in the Creativity Center since we’ll be playing with the Gilding Flakes.

Cheesy Baked Ziti 

We’ve arrived in one of the best seasons of the year – I’m talking about the comfort food season, which celebrates all things cheesy, creamy, hearty and oh-so-decadent. Maybe it’s the New Yorker in me but in our house, one of our favorite comfort foods in the fall was Moms homemade Baked Ziti. Thanks to the culinary geniuses over on the Food Network Blog, you, too, can enjoy this yummy dish with ingredients you most likely already have on hand.

This top-rated casserole yields a whopping 12 servings, so keep it in mind when you’re planning for a crowd. How perfect will this yummy Baked Ziti be for your Halloween party or for when the kids return home after trick-or-treating?  Click here and I will take you over to the Food Network Blog so you can print out the recipe.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects. For additional information on any of these projects be sure to stop by the individual blogs, I have supplied links so all you have to do is click and you are there. Happy fall to all!


2 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Sarah J says:

    The 5-star Ree Drummond recipe….gotta make it tonight now! LOL! Thanks for sharing all the great inspiration!

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