Sundays With Lorraine

Happy fall, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s blog.  It’s hard to believe that we only have four shows left of our 2018 show season.  As always, it’s an honor to have the opportunity to share projects designed by some of the most talented people in our very creative industry.  Here are a few projects that recently inspired me to get my creative mind moving and I hope they inspire you as well.

Scrapping with Collection Packs by Amy Coose

Amy created this sweet layout using the Fancy Pants Magnolia Moments Collection. Fancy Pants Designs really knocked it out of the park with this gorgeous collection; I love how versatile it is. There are so many perfect quotes featured in the frames package and the ephemera pack gives you so many choices to embellish your scrapbook layouts, cards, tags and so much more.

I hope you’ve been inspired to get some of those priceless family photos off your phone and into an album.  Click here if you’d like to see the Magnolia Moments collection in its entirety, you’re going to love it.  Happy scrappin’ my friends.

Autumn Wishes by Melissa Phillips

Melissa has done it again, she truly is an inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.  Don’t you just love how she combined all those beautiful autumn colors and textures?  Do you struggle with balancing your patterned papers?  Then click here and I will be happy to escort you over to spend some creative time with Melissa, she has some great tips to share when layering or paper piecing.

Fall holds a special place in my heart, being a New York to California transplant, I truly miss the magic of fall.  This time of year also marks the beginning of some serious holiday crafting for me.  Our last show of the season is held in the first week of November in Ontario, CA and that means three months at home with all the new treasures that I’ve been collecting throughout our show season.  I hope you’ve been inspired to do a little pre-holiday crafting soon.  It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

Fall DIY Chalkboard Clipboard Wall Art

You know how I love a good trash-to-treasure project, there is definitely something to be said for turning something one would typically throw away into a recycled piece of art.  I love how Angie upcycled this old vintage clipboard and turned it into an adorable wall hanging.  If you aren’t lucky enough to have a vintage clipboard you can just as easily use a new clipboard.

With a little help from our creative friend Angie and a few simple supplies you, too, can create this fun fall-themed project in no time.  The image is from Chalk Couture which is one of my new crafting addictions.  They are a consultant-based business and their products are truly amazing.  Kudos to you for saving those landfills one project at a time.  Click here and I’d be happy to take you over to Angie’s blog Knick Of Time for additional instructions.

Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Pinwheels

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t appreciate a good Spinach Artichoke dip so I thought you might be inspired by these yummy Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Pinwheels.  Aren’t they perfect for your next scrapbooking event, or how about a tasty gameday snack?  Click here and I’ll take you over to one of my favorite food blogs, Damn Delicious, so you can print out the recipe.

Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy our creative time together.  With 19 shows around the nation, the question is not what show you should attend, but rather how many shows you can attend!  I hope to see you soon, we still have four more shows for the 2018 season and I’m hoping that I see you at one of them.  I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center!

Hugs to all!

Lorraine

2 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Carol McClure says:

    I have taken craft fantastic classes at 2 different shows. You always learn something new to do. I always enjoy the creative learning center. I try a new craft every time. See you at the Ontario show.

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