Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog!  I just returned home from our Texas show and I am happy to report that a fun time was had by all. The Creativity Center was on fire, thanks to all of you talented and oh-so-fun paper crafters. I hope you enjoy today’s creative therapy; after the busy week that you’ve just had, you deserve a little creative downtime

City Skyline Journal Page with Aga

I have a soft spot in my creative heart for city skylines; maybe it’s growing up in New York, but they always talk to me and this one is no exception. I love all the artsy layers that make up this one-of-a-kind journal page.

If you are as inspired by this piece as I am, click here and I will escort you over to Lindy’s Blog so you can watch the short video, you will be amazed at how easily this gorgeous journal page comes together. Big hugs to Aga for sharing this work of art.

Thanks By Jennifer McGuire

One of my favorite techniques to do with distress oxides is a good resist technique. That is where you heat emboss than apply the ink over the top. Any area you have heat embossed will resist the ink and create a beautiful background. As you can see by Jennifer’s cards, the end result is gorgeous. Big hugs to Jennifer McGuire for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.

For additional inspiration and a complete supply list, click here and I will be happy to take you over to Jennifer McGuire’s blog. While you are on the site I highly recommend subscribing. Jennifer is a truly talented card maker and always has amazing tips and tricks to share with her fellow paper crafters.  Kudos to you for sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time.

Repurposed Spoon and/or Rod Rack By Shannon

Many of you know I love a good trash-to-treasure project so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this cute eyeglass holder; isn’t it adorable? In its original condition even I would have thrown it away, it was pretty ugly before Shannon repurposed it into a useful and oh-so-cute eyeglass holder.

I can see all my cheaters (reading glasses) neatly organized instead of all over the house, what’s not to love? One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. I hope this project inspires you to look at things through those creative rose-colored glasses to find the beauty in something most people would disregard.

Chicken Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

On the outside chance that you have spent a little more time in your happy place (the craft room) than you expected, not to worry because, with a little help from the amazing food blog Simply Recipes, you can have this yummy meal on the table in about 20 minutes. Click here and I’ll take you over so you can print out the recipe.

Thanks for a great visit and I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you. I’m off to our Pomona, CA show.  If you happen to be in the area we would love to see you at the show. It truly makes my heart sing when I have the opportunity to create with you in person at the Creativity Center.  Hugs to all!

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