Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! It makes me smile knowing that even with your busy schedule that you’ve found some time to be creative.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy a little creative therapy – you deserve it!

Merry & Bright by Barbara Andrews

With the holidays right around the corner, many of us will soon begin to create our Christmas cards. For some, this becomes a daunting task to create the same design over and over again. But with the right process and assembly line and with a little help from our creative friend Barbara, this adorable card can be easy to put together in no time. Not to worry, you’ve got this!

For a complete supply list be sure to stop by Barbara’s blog, Paper Pursuits, for a visit. Not to worry if you don’t have those exact dies, you can use what you have in your stash.  You can easy freehand your own snow drifts, but if you need the ones Barbara used click here and I’ll take you over to the My Favorite Things site so you can order them for only $7.99.  The Streetlight Die is perfect for this card and it’s only $6.99 and you get two different Streetlight dies. I think I just talked myself into ordering them for my Christmas cards! I have been itching to play with my Distress Oxides – I think they will also make a beautiful background. Kudos to Barbara for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters. Just thinking out loud here, but how cute would one of those Chibitronics Lights be behind the lamp? 😉

Happy Birthday Wishes by Kelly Griglione

Ok, I will admit it, I’m hooked on these cool Chibitronics Light Up Kits, they really add a fun interactive element to your cards.The light kits come with easy-to-follow instructions and the end result is sure to light up anyone’s day. Kelly used the Honey Bee’s Little Pickup stamp set. This set comes with 23 pieces and can easily be adapted for many different occasions; there’s even a Christmas Tree you can throw in the back of the pickup.

If you’d like to see how easily this masculine card comes together, click here and I will be happy to take you over to the notablenet blog so you can spend some creative time with Kelly;  you’re going to love all the great tips she has to share about how to use the Chibitronics lights.

Shadowbox by Marjie Kemper

I love how Marjie captures her own burst of fall color with this project. It makes me happy just looking at it. Would you believe this work of art started life as a bunch of manila shipping tags?  Click here and I will be honored to take you over to Marjie’s blog so you can see Marjie work her magic; she truly has a gift with ink.

I hope you’re as inspired to break out your Distress Oxides and stencils as I am – it’s time to create some magic. If you are new to blending with Distress Inks and/or Distress Oxides, I recommend checking out Marjie’s Free Color Blending Checklist because when you use the right tools – the possibilities are endless.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps by Carlsbad Cravings

As many of you know, my favorite food on earth is Chinese and these lettuce wraps are no exception. It’s the first thing I order when I go to PF Changs and I’m thrilled to have them available without even leaving the house. And did I mention that they can be on the table in about half an hour?

if you are looking for a little extra inspiration in the kitchen, Jen is your go-to person; she truly has a gift for creating the most amazing recipes and many of them can be on the table in record time. You know what that means – more time in the craft room where we belong and we will still have happy campers at dinner time.

Thanks for stopping by; happy crafting and hugs to all!.

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