Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  I hope you’ve enjoyed the sneak peeks of the projects that you can be creating at  Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s Creativity Center. Things are back to normal with my regular Sunday posts and the scrapbook season has officially begun for me, so I’m back on the road and heading your way!  I hope to see many of you at the shows – I have so much to share with you so be sure to stop by the Creativity Center and say hello.

Lovely Layout By Missy Whidden 

Missy had me at a watercolored background and using your scraps!  I have been in the paper crafting industry for over 15 years and I’ve yet to meet a scrapbooker that doesn’t own a healthy stash of scraps. Like fabric is to a quilter, paper scraps are to a scrapbooker/card maker. With that said, I hope you’ve been inspired to break out those treasured scraps and transform them into a beautiful scrapbook layout.

I instantly fell in love with what Missy created using some of her favorite Bella Blvd scraps. How creative to have the butterflies look as though they are about to fly off the page.  I also love how it appears as though the person in the photo is looking at the butterflies. Way to go Missy, hugs to you for sharing the inspiration! It’s the fine details that take your scrapbooking to the next level. Now that you have fallen in love with this adorable layout, I highly recommend stopping by the Something Beautiful blog so you can follow along as Missy’s shares step by step instructions on how this layout comes together. Happy Scrappin my friends!

Miss You By Debby Hughes

We all love our trusty foam applicators to apply inks/various water-based coloring mediums – but have you ever used a brush to apply ink? I just discovered these Inkylicious Ink Dusters – they are blending brushes which allow you to create fantastic inky effects on all your paper crafts. Ink Dusters™ can be used with many different coloring mediums – ink pads (Dye, Pigment, Distress, Pearlescent etc.) and also used with liquid inks, mica sprays, all other paints or any water-based mediums, along with chalks and pastels, to name a few.

Now that your very creative mind is spinning with ideas on how you are going to make magical backgrounds with these must-have brushes, click here and I will take you on a little field trip over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog, and then onto Lime Doodle Designs so you can follow along as Debby shares how she created this elegant card. Stamping has come such a long way and the techniques are so varied, a constantly evolving craft which can incorporate much more than just an ink pad. I hope you’ve been inspired to give Debby’s techniques a try.

Easter Mason Jars Craft

How cute are these easy to make Easter accessories?! Can’t you see these cute little guys holding your flatware during Easter brunch or holding some beautiful spring flowers? 😉

Melissa used spray paint to color the outside of the jars for a quick & easy craft.  However, you could also use acrylic paint on the inside if that’s what you have on hand. Click here and I’ll take you over to the No. 2 Pencil Blog so you can follow along as Melissa shares just how easily this project comes together.

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

I have a soft spot for shrimp and pasta so when I discovered this yummy recipe on the My Incredible Recipes blog, I knew I had to share the love. As if you need any more convincing, I want you to know that with a little help from your creative friends over at My Incredible Recipes, you can have this tasty dish on the table in under half an hour.

I gave this recipe a try and my family liked it so much they had me cook it twice in the same week!  I did try it with both chicken and shrimp – I will say I preferred it with the shrimp but it’s up to you. I highly recommend stopping by My Incredible Recipes blog and printing out a couple of copies of the recipe. I guarantee your friends and family will be asking how you made it. Bon appetit!

Thanks for stopping by – have a wonderful week and I’ll see you next Sunday.

10 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Koralle says:

    Dear Lorraine!
    Thank you so much for the amazing guiding in the creative center yesterday at Pleasanton.
    It was my first time in the Expo and I enjoyed a lot.

    As you recommended me, I purchased the Nuvo glue pen and some glitters. I’m sure it will work well.

    Saved the blog in my favorites, hope to get from you some more inspiration for new projects in the future.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Hello Koralle, welcome to our paper crafting world, you’re a natural. It was a pleasure spending time with you in the Creativity Center. Enjoy the treasure that you purchased at the show and I hope to see you at future shows. See you next Sunday with some fun project to keep you inspired.

  2. Cynthia Poritz says:

    Hi Lorraine
    I really enjoyed making my stenciled dish towel on Friday in Pleasanton. My daughter’s BD is this week, so I will be gifting her with it. (She’ll get other things). It was also fun talking to you – I loved your haircut – and how you haven’t lost that accent after living in So Cal all these years.
    I’ll try to catch another Creativity Center session in Santa Clara (my hometown) in July. Last year I attended all 3 NoCal Expos, as Pleasanton is only 45 min away, Santa Clara is 10 min., and my son lives in Sacramento, so I can drive up the night before ( plus I get to see my sweetie).
    Thanks for all you do – you are appreciated.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Hello Cynthia, Happy Birthday to your daughter, I’m sure she’ll love your hand-stenciled towel. lol on the haircut thanks for noticing. It truly makes my heart sing know that you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you at the Santa Clara show.

  3. Patricia Allison says:

    Hi Lorraine,

    It was a joy to see you at the Pleasanton Expo. Thanks for continuing to share your passion for paper crafting with us! The project I made at the Creativity Station was outstanding! So fun to use watercolor paints to stencil, and those pretty butterflies were so lovely! A special shout out to Melissa Frances for the generous donation… So awesome! I love trying new techniques… Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Take good care and hope to see you this summer in San Jose.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Hello Patricia, It was great to see you too, I’m glad you enjoyed the projects. I agree, Melissa designed a beautiful project and it is an honor to be able to share it with you. Feel a hug and I’ll see you in San Jose.

  4. Tammy says:

    Dear Lorraine,

    I attended the Pleasanton Expo and was fortunate to get a seat at the creativity center for the Sparkle and Sprinkle demo….loved…loved….loved it! All the gold really made the project look rich…how can I ever go out and buy a card when I can do it is so much more special. I don’t know how you do it….so many projects with a variety of techniques…I don’t know how you do it. Can’t wait to attend the Santa Clara and Sacramento shows. I hope you have the same demos as I would like to try the many other vendor techniques. Wonderful opportunity for attendees. Thank you .

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Hello Tammy, I’m glad you liked the project, that gold mousse and the gold flakes really made that card sparkle. I do agree, giving a handmade card truly is from the heart. Keep up the good work, spreading those smiles one handmade card at a time. Looking forward to seeing you at the Santa Clara & Sacramento shows. If you’d like to take a look at some of the other projects we’ll be making at future shows you can click here and I’ll take you over for a peek.
      Thanks again for taking the time to share.

  5. Christie Trapp says:

    I too attended the Pleasanton show and did the project with the blue glitter background with the white glitter tree branch glitter. It was fun, fast and easy project to compete and managed to get it done in time to run off quickly to a class. Ever project that I have ever done at the Creative Center at the various expos has been fun and easy to do. Keep up the great work and I love to see the Weekly newsletter with those amazing ideas. Look forward to Sundays….. thanks.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Thanks Christie, I’m happy to hear that you liked the projects. It’s a privilege to be able to offer inspiration to my fellow paper crafters. Thanks for sharing, see you next Sunday.

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