Sundays With Lorraine

Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. It makes my heart sing knowing that you were able to carve out a little “me time” from your busy weekend to be creative, so sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s creative therapy, you deserve it!.

Sweet & Precious Layout By Natasha

I instantly fell in love with this shabby chic layout that I discovered on one of my favorite paper crafting blogs Moments of Tranquility. A shabby-chic and/or vintage inspired design embodies a soft, relaxed, feminine feel which worked out perfectly with the sweet black & white photo. Even though there are a lot of fine details going on, the embellishments complement the photo allowing the photo to take center stage. After all, isn’t that why we scrapbook book – to preserve our priceless memories/photos?  I’d like to send out a big hug to Natasha for showing us how it’s done.

There is so much more than meets the eye going on with this gorgeous layout,  I recommend stopping by and spending some quality time with Natasha as she shares step-by-step instructions on how she created all those fine details. Happy scrapping, my friends!

Coffee & Friends Card By Amy Rysavy

If you’re looking for a fast and easy card that comes together in no time you are going to love this sweet friendship card designed by the very talented Amy Rysavy. Amy used Doodlebug’s Latte Love Shape Sprinkles for the focal point and I am in love with these adorable self-adhesive enamel shapes! Doodlebug Sprinkles are a fun way to add a little shimmer to all your paper crafting projects without adding a lot of bulk.

To see how quickly this adorable card came together be sure to check out Amy’s YouTube video by clicking here. I hope you’ve been inspired to create one of your handmade cards and mail it out to someone special. Receiving a handmade made card through the mail is a perfect way to let those you love know how special they are.

Paper Lanterns

Decorating for a party can be expensive, so why not create a few of the decorations yourself? These paper lanterns are simple to make and since you already have a healthy stash of paper they cost practically nothing. to make. Other than the paper and your favorite adhesive all you need are a few flameless candles and you’re good to go. I’ve seen the smaller tea lights at the Dollar Tree store but you can also find them at most chain stores and many craft stores.

I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite patterned papers and give this craft a try, they’re great to use as a table decoration but they’re also fun to hang from the ceiling with fishing line. For additional inspiration, I recommend stopping by the BoBunny blog which is where I discovered this fun project.

Lemon Chicken & Asparagus Foil Packs By Tiffany

Here in Southern California it already feels like summer, the last 2 days have been in the high 80’s, and I am so ready to heat up the BBQ. But even if you’re not ready to break out the grill you can also cook this tasty dish in the oven, so not to worry. What’s not to love about a delicious dinner on the table in about 30 minutes and no pots and pans to scrub?

Tiffany is the Queen of simple stress-free meals so I highly recommend stopping by her blog Creme de la Crumb not only to print out this recipe but also to pint out a few others for future meals. You and your family will be glad you did!

Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy our creative time together. Have a wonderful week and I’ll meet you back here next Sunday. Hugs to all!

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