Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. Do you enjoy the summer heat or do you spend most of your time in the comforts of your cool, air-conditioned craft room? Either way, I hope that you are experiencing a wonderful summer day.  Now that you’ve arrived here, we can begin our creative therapy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Art Journal By Kath Stewart

Just looking at this beautiful art journal cover inspires me to break out my supplies and get my craft on, I hope it does the same for you. Kath even created her own journal using Eileen Hull’s fabulous journal die. Here I go enabling again, but I do believe this is a “need it in your life die.” Think of all the possibilities – art journals, travel journals, and mini albums, do I need to say more? Add your own handmade tags and pockets to house your memorabilia and before you know it, you will have an amazing album and/or art journal suitable for gift giving. What’s not to love about this fabulous project?

If you have been inspired by Kath’s journal, click here and I’ll take you over to her blog “The Cubbyhole” so you can scrap lift some of her great tips and tricks. I love her philosophy, if you don’t have an item that you need – just alter something else and make it work.  Now that’s being creative! Hugs to Kath for showing us how it’s done. I almost forgot, if you, too, need Eileen Hull’s journal die, you can go over to the Sizzix Blog to purchase your own or if you are planning on attending any of our Stamp & Scrapbook Expos I highly recommend stopping by the booth It’s Cheaper Than  Maria B is the Sizzix Queen and she always has a great selections of Sizzix products. Happy crafting!

Hello Summer Card By Nichol Spohr

How adorable is this summer-themed card that I discovered on the Simon Says Blog? Nichol Spohr created this super fun card using components of the new Summer Hello July 2017 Card kit! To complete the design, she also used the Nuvo crystal drops in DandelionRipened Pumpkin, and Carnation as well as our Dot Scallop Border! I love how Nichole mixed and matched her patterned papers to create those adorable bikinis. What a great way to use even your tiniest scraps. Way to go, Nichol, thanks for being such a constant inspiration to your fellow paper crafters!

I highly recommend watching the video that Nichol has prepared; she really has lots of tips and techniques to share. She also shares step-by-step instructions on how easily this fun card comes together. Click here and I will be happy to escort you on over to the Simon Says Blog.

Beach Themed Cards By Lisa

In honor of summer, Lisa created this adorable beach-themed card. I love how she combined several different dies to create her own unique beach scene. Way to go, Lisa, you truly are an inspiration! I can also see this done on a larger scale to use as a fun cover for a summer-themed mini album. Lisa has an amazing eye for detail as you can see by this sweet card. I highly recommend stopping by her blog A Mermaids’ Crafts so you can take notes on what supplies were used. I know that there is a die or two that you need in your life!



This is one of those cards that most people will leave out all summer just because It makes them feel happy. It brings me back to the beach on a beautiful summer day. I hope you’ve been inspired to send one of your handmade treasures and brighten someone’s day. One can never receive too many of your handmade treasures.

Caribbean Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Tell me this recipe doesn’t scream summer! And you don’t even have to heat up the kitchen. 😉  It’s perfect served in the lettuce wraps or as Lexi said “You can even add the chicken to your favorite greens for a delicious, protein-packed salad any night of the week!” You are going to love it, cook once and enjoy twice.

This is one of those meals that you can dump in the crockpot and stroll right back to your craft room where you belong while the crockpot works its magic. Complete the meal by scooping the chicken into your lettuce wraps, top with your favorite add-ons, and enjoy as the compliments come rolling in. Big hugs to Lexi for sharing yet another delicious recipe to add to our book of culinary masterpieces.

I do hope you will take a minute or two to visit the individual blogs I have shared today so you can see more details on these wonderful projects. Hugs to all who have shared the inspiration for today’s post. With a little help from our creative friends, we can all create beautiful things.

3 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Christie Trapp says:

    Was wondering if it is at all possible that you change the ink color on the clock on pages on this posting plus enlarge the typeface. Gray typescript is too light to read, especially if your vision is that of a 70-year old! Plus the font size is lize size 6, which is too little to read easily. Suggest 12 pt type. Yes I know I can “enlarge it” but if the font was bigger and the typeface in black rather than gray it would make it like the front page which is readable. I read these emails on a laptop and I’m sure those who read their emails on smart phones also have problems with both the color and typeface size.. As a note, even writing this email the font color is gray and about 2 pt. Why so small?

  2. Vivian D says:

    Christie. I’m with you. It is very hard and in some handheld devices it can not be enlarged. It would be great if the font could be enlarged a little.

  3. Lorraine says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts I will look into changing this for future post. Have to do a little research to change the font size and color in the program we use but I will make it happen. Thanks again for bringing this to our attention.

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