Sundays With Lorraine

Hello my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. I hope you are staying safe and warm and enjoying the holiday spirit wherever you are. Christmas is knocking on our door, but not to worry you’ve got this. Here are a few projects that recently inspired me to get my creative mind moving, I hope they inspire you as well.

Treasured Memories by Gerry Van Gent

With all those photos you will be taking this holiday season I thought you might enjoy this adorable layout designed by the talented Gerry Van Gent. After discovering this artsy layout on The Dusty Attic Blog, I knew I would be lovingly placing a red & white hat on my daughter and taking a candid (lol) photo. I know it’s corny but hasn’t every scrapbooker staged a photo or 10 after being inspired by a gorgeous layout. The blues and greens are perfect together and the bold red touches add that Christmas feel to the page.

I truly recommend stopping by the Dusty Attic blog to check out their huge selection of laser cut creations and embellishments. Be prepared to be amazed I won’t even say out loud how long I was on their site soaking in all the intricate chipboard shapes. Think of all the techniques you can use on them. It’s time to get those priceless photos off your phone and into your scrapbook, happy scrappin’ my friends.

Mixed Media Warm Winter Wishes

Who wouldn’t feel the love that was put into this little work of art? All the fun textures and beautiful colors just make me smile. It’s hard to believe that this was once a plain piece of watercolor paper. There is so much more than first meets the eye on this gorgeous card.  Melissa has lots of tips and techniques to share so be sure to hop on over to Melissa Made for a visit, you’ll be glad you did.

I hope you’ve been inspired to breakout out your favorite coloring mediums and create your own magic. I love that this card can be used as a Christmas card and can also go through the winter so it buys you a little more time. Big hugs to Melissa for sharing.

Felt Children’s Art Wallet by Jenny Marples

Do you have a budding artist in the family? I have 7 nieces and nephews (between the ages of 2-7) and I’m happy to say that they all have an artsy side. I love Jenny’s idea of creating a traveling art wallet using Eileen Hull Designs ‘Journal‘ Die -especially since I recently purchased the die and have been itching to break it out. 

Think of all the fun crafting supplies that you could put in the pockets.

This art wallet is geared toward the little ones but I can also see one of these traveling craft wallets all dressed up in paper leather, a few stamps, ink pad, a nice set of pencils, water brush etc….  I’m thinking a watercolor theme would be fun for my scrappin’ buddies. If you’d like to see how easily this art wallet comes together click here to visit Jenny’s blog Pushing The Right Buttons.

Italian Potato-Sausage Soup

Lately is been the perfect weather for some delicious homemade soup so I thought you might enjoy Sara and Kate’s tasty version of Olive Gardens famous Zuppa Toscana Italian soup. I love the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup at the Olive Garden but I’m not a big fan of all the fat that comes with it. I know that is why it tastes so amazing. Not to mention who has the time to wait in line then eat at the restaurant; it takes forever.  

Well, big hugs to the girls over on the amazing food blog Our Best Bites. Thanks to them you can have a healthier version of your favorite soup in the comforts of your own home. Don’t forget to pick up a loaf of your favorite bread at the bakery. While you’re on the blog printing out the recipe, be sure to check out their Healthy Cook Book 400 Calories or Less by Our Best Bites. We can all use a little inspiration to eat healthier, right?

Thanks for spending a bit of your Sunday with me. I know how crazy busy you are during the holidays. Hugs to all and I look forward to seeing you soon.



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