Sundays With Lorraine

Hello my creative friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to share these fun projects with you today so sit back, relax, and let the creative therapy begin! 😉 I just returned home from our first Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of the new year and I’m happy to report that a fun time was had by all. You guys in northern California were on fire! I miss you already, but not to worry, we always have Weekly Scrapper as well as the future 18 shows to keep us connected.

I Heart You Mini Quilt By Allison

Many crafters, myself included, don’t limit ourselves to just one craft. Big or small we love them, all right? Quilting is one craft that calls to me but I haven’t taken the plunge yet, so when I discovered this adorable mini quilt, I knew I had to share the inspiration. Mini quilts are the instant gratification of quilting and a great start for a new quilter as well as a fun project for the pros.

What’s not to love about this quick, easy, and oh so adorable mini quilt? I’d like to send out a big hug to Allison for sharing this sweet project. If you’d like to create your own mini quilt click here and I’ll take you over to the Cluck Cluck Sew blog so you can download the printable pattern and follow along with Allison’s very detailed step-by-step instructions.

Snow Angel Card by Debby

This beautiful card goes out to all my crafty friends that I know are pretty done with all the snow they’ve been shoveling lately, so as we approach the end of winter remember warmer times are coming. I thought the cute sentiment, as well as the gorgeous techniques, would bring a smile to your face.

Debby created a resist technique by stamping the snowflakes with Tsukineko Delicata white shimmer ink then used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the image. Since the heat embossed image resists the Gansai Tambi paints you end up with that spectacular background. Don’t you just love how the snowflakes seem to just pop off the card? Using pigment ink in combination with clear embossing powder really stretches your crafting dollars as many of us have a lot more color choices of ink than we do colored embossing powder. One thing that you want to remember is that your typical pigment ink dries a bit faster than Vera Mark, which is what many of us use when heat embossing. All you need to do is apply the embossing powder immediately after stamping your image, otherwise, the ink will dry before the powder has a chance to stick and you’re good to go.

Sanctuary Layout By Jan Hobbins

I love the layout that Jan created using Sizzix’s new 3D Texture Impressions embossing folders.These embossing folders have a deeper and bolder texture to them so it really adds lots of dimension and visual interest to your projects. Keep in mind that the 3D embossing folders are a little thicker than your standard embossing folders so you will need to adjust your Sizzix sandwich by omitting one of your cutting plates, otherwise it will be too thick to properly run through your die cut machine.

I hope you’ve been inspired to add a little extra texture to your scrapbook layouts Click here and I’ll take you over to Jan’s blog In My Own Imagination so you can follow along as she shares exactly how this adorable layout came together. Happy scrappin’ my friends!

Shrimp and Veggie Pasta by Jenn Laughlin

Are you looking for something different for dinner tonight? Well, you are going to love this yummy shrimp pasta dish that I discovered on the Peas & Crayons blog. My family are big shrimp lovers so I usually double the shrimp. The sauteed shrimp are so amazing that it’s tough to resist eating them right out of the pan.

Click here and I’d be happy to escort you over to the Peas & Crayons blog so you can print out the recipe. If you struggle with cleaning shrimp be sure to check out the tool that Jenn uses, it’s going to make the shrimp cleaning process a lot less time-consuming. Bon appetit, my friends.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you!

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