Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. You’re just in time for today’s creative therapy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Altered 3D Recipe Box featuring Family Recipes – with Solange

Are you ready to walk into your craft room and come out with a fun and oh-so-useful recipe box? We all have those favorite recipes that are written on the back of a napkin or whatever was handy at the moment, right? Well, with a little help from our friends over on the Bo Bunny Blog you can crank out several of these recipe boxes in no time – one for you and a few to give as gifts for the quickly approaching holidays.

Solange created this adorable recipe box using the new Family Recipes collection. I hope you’ve been inspired to create your own unique project. For a complete supply list click here and I will take you over to the BoBunny blog so you can take down some notes. You are going to be amazed at how quickly this adorable recipe box comes together.

Dark To Light Art Journal Pages By Chris Cresswell

This is one of those pieces that makes my heart sing. I instantly fell in love with the different hues of blues and greens (my favorite color combo) and all the contrasting stamps and doodles. Not to worry, if you’re not a doodler, Chris used Kim Dellow’s gorgeous stamp set titled “Eclectica³” along with some of her precious geli prints to create those fun whimsical flowers. You’ll be happy to know that this set also comes with stencils to perfectly coordinate your projects. You get the mask and the stencil of the outer shape which can also be used as a frame. You are going to love it!

Remeber one of the only mistakes that you can make with your art is fear. Many crafters get caught up with their art being perfect, but art doesn’t have to be perfect nor do you have to follow someone else’s rules. If it makes you happy, then it is perfect as it is. Be one with your project and enjoy what you have created. Hugs to Chris for sharing this gorgeous work of art.

Under the Sea by Jennie

In honor of an amazing summer, I thought you might be inspired by this beautiful piece of art created by the very talented Jennie Atkinson. Would you believe that this little treasure started out as a plain Square Birch Ply Wood Plaque? These plaques are great to use for mixed media projects as you can really use a lot of products on them and they hold up great.  You can find them on the Calico Craft Parts site; click here and I’ll take you over for a visit.


Jennie really is the queen of fine detail. I highly recommend stopping by her blog Live The Dream any time you are in need of some serious inspiration. You are going to love her shabby, vintage style. Hugs to Jennie for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.

30-Minute Caprese Chicken Recipe By Heidi

With a little help from our friend Heidi, you can have chicken on the table and create beautiful things in your craft room in no time.  What’s not to love, with just a few simple ingredients, you can make this stand out, one-pan chicken breast dinner in under 30 minutes – then it’s back to the craft room where we belong.  🙂 At the end of a crazy day, creating beautiful things can be a real stress reliever.

I’d like to send a shout out to Heidi for carrying the team when it comes to kicking it up a notch (or maybe several notches) in the kitchen. Foodiecrush is one food blog you don’t want to miss, you are going to be amazed at how creative Heidi is withher recipes.

Thanks for spending a bit of your Sunday with me. I’m on my way to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Marlborough, MA, so if you happen to be in the neighborhood we would love to meet you in person. The show will be on September 8th & 9th at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel located at 181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA. I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center!

I do hope you will take a minute or two to visit the individual blogs I have shared today so you can see more details on how these wonderful projects were created. Hugs to all who have shared the inspiration for today’s post.