Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and Merry Christmas Eve to all! The entire Weekly Scrapper team would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope you’re enjoying a peaceful holiday season and are creating happy memories with those you love.

Tree Layout By Missy Whidden

I know you probably have dozens of adorable pics on your phone and who doesn’t beak out their camera while the family is selecting the perfect tree, right?  I love what Missy did with those adorable tree stamps from the Sketchy Christmas Stamp Set. Do you stamp on your scrapbook layouts? If not, I hope this sweet layout inspires you as much as it did me.

Missy has prepared a wonderful video that you don’t want to miss, so click here and I’ll take you over so you can check it out. I am not a big fan of fussy cutting but at the end of Missy’s video, I found myself reaching for my favorite scissors and cutting out several embellishments.  I have been converted!  I love the look and its a very inexpensive and creative way to use what you already have in different ways.  Big hugs to Missy for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.

You’re The Balm! – Customized Lip Balm Gifts

I know that you are most likely done with your holiday shopping, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this fun project with you. I thought it would make a cute yet useful little pishky/gift to hand out through the winter. With it being so cold outside, everyone will appreciate a good chapstick. We all have our favorites, so use the brand that you like best.  You could even make your own lipgloss and/or chapstick if you wanted to.

After seeing this cute gift idea, I am officially convinced that there is a die and stamp for just about anything, I love it! Leave it to My Favorite Things to design a Lip Balm Window and Frame Die Set. The set includes two dies that cut a perfect sized hole in your card front or panel to fit the Lip Balm pouches. The 3/16′ frame element will layer over the pouch to conceal the pouch edge and create a beautiful, seamless look. I know, isn’t that great?  Click here and I will take you over to Ellen Hutson’s Classroom so you can check out the short video.

Skillet Eggplant Parmesan

If you love a good Eggplant Parmesan but are not so crazy about all the preparation, then you are going to love Sheela’s twist on this tried and true classic. This recipe is going to be your new best friend on those weeknights when you’re scratching your heading thinking “What am I going to cook for dinner?” I love that the whole dish comes together in just one skillet.

Sheela’s creative version of Eggplant Parmesan takes all the best elements of the traditional dish but streamlines them into something that’s a bit more user-friendly, not to mention a little on the healthier side. All that’s left to do is add a simple salad and a side of spaghetti and you’re good to go. For the complete recipe, click here and I will be happy to escort you over to Kitchn’s amazing food blog so you can print it out.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a very Merry Christmas and a magical New Year!

Hugs to all!