Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my creative friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. It’s Lorraine here with some red, white, and blue inspiration for your 4th of July holiday. With the 4th of July just a few days away, I’d like to pay tribute to our brave American Heroes and their families on this special day. Happy Independence Day and hugs to all!

Hope For Peace: Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Shari started out with a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Frame but feel free to use any frame that you have on hand, just pop out the back and build your college on the chipboard base. The easiest way to attach your papers to the base is using Soft Matte Gel medium. Once all the paper layers were in place, Shari used a tried and true painting technique where she used petroleum jelly as a resist then applied some distress paints over the top to create the unique background.

All that’s left is to dive into your stash of ephemera, embellishments, stamps, and any other items that you’d like to use to personalize your little work of art.  Creating those amazing backgrounds and perfectly placed layers isn’t always as easy as it looks, but not to worry, with a little help from our creative friend Shari you, too, can create your own unique piece. If you’d like to check out her video click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the Simon Says Blog.

Stars and Stripes Forever Fun Fold Cards

I love Authentique’s new collection titled “Honor.” This awesome Americana collection is perfect to use on cards honoring our military service men and women, to scrapbook our 4th of July memories, or even to create some fun holiday home decor pieces. The possibilities are endless!

With interactive cards being all the rage  I thought you might enjoy this patriotic themed fancy fold card that I discovered on the Authentique blog. Of course, this card is perfect to mail to someone special but wouldn’t it also look adorable as part of a centerpiece for your holiday BBQ?

Patriotic Projects

While searching for some patriotic-themed DIY projects, I came across this fun blog DHWCOR and knew I needed to share these oh-so-cute and easy-to-make projects. The sign really spoke to me and the wreath would look adorable on your front door. 😉

These are just a few of my favorites but there are many more 4th of July DIY ideas to check out. There is something for all levels of crafters so I hope you stop by for a visit.

Grilled Chicken Fajitas on a Stick By Dinner At The Zoo

This is a super easy take on traditional fajitas – grilled chicken fajitas on a stick with a creamy cilantro dipping sauce! What’s not to love? This is perfect for your 4th of July BBQ. They make a great grab and go appetizer or you can kick things up a notch and make it a complete meal by adding Sara’s easy Mexican Pinto Beans & Rice.

I highly recommend stopping by Sara’s food blog Dinner At The Zoo any time you are in need of a little help with dinner; you and your family will be glad you did.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderfully creative week ahead of you. See you next Sunday or if you happen to be in the Duluth, GA area on July 14th & or 15th, I’ll be at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and would love to meet you in person. I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center and we can create something beautiful together. Hugs to all!


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