Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s blog.  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. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s creative therapy.

Chalkboard Wall Art by Erum Tasneem

I instantly fell in love with this adorable wall hanging that I discovered on Altenew’s site. What a beautiful way to document a baby’s first year. I love that Erum created a wall hanging for the baby’s room, but I can also see this converted into an amazing scrapbook layout by adding a few baby pics.  The wall hanging is a generous size, measuring 11″ wide and 16.25″ tall. I can really see this hanging up in the babies room, can’t you?

I love the crisp, stamped look that Erum created by using Altenew’s Clear Embossing Ink, Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder, and the Just Because Stamp Set. Doesn’t it frame the title perfectly? For complete details on how easily this adorable keepsake came together, click here and I will take you over to Altenew’s website.

Happy Birthday by Stampin’ Steve

What little boy wouldn’t love to receive this adorable, handmade card? I have seven nephews and at one point they were all seriously into dinosaurs. The stamp set is titled Dino-Mite by Becky Pearce and it comes with four main images, accessory stamps, and also six fun coordinating sentiments!

Steven really has a gift for coloring with Copic markers; it isn’t as easy as it looks to get that perfect shading. Hugs to Steven for showing us how it’s done. To see more of his creations, click here and I will escort you over to his blog Stampin’ Steve. Keep up the great job you’re doing by sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time.

Sizzix Paper Leather Train Case by Shelly Hickox

While doing a little spring cleaning on my Pinterest boards, I came across one of my all-time favorite paper crafting projects and knew I needed to share the love. This adorable train case was designed by Shelly Hickox using Eileen Hull’s/Sizzix ScoreBoard – Train Case Die. At first glance, you would think it was made out of tooled leather, right?  But no, it’s made completely from paper. Amazing!

The finished box measures just 4″ h x 5″ w, perfect for storing a few favorite embellishments or as a very impressive gift card holder. Shelly’s original post goes back a bit, but a classic never dies. Click here and I’d be happy to take you over to her blog so you can see how this work of art comes together.  Be prepared to take notes as Shelly has lots of tips and techniques to share.

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil by Damn Delicious

There is a reason that this sheet pan shrimp boil from Damn Delicious is so popular on Pinterest. The recipe has been saved over 302,000 times on the social platform — and for good reason! It’s a less messy approach to a shrimp boil with all the same great flavor.

Warm weather is right around the corner and this yummy meal is going to be perfect for those small gatherings with close friends who don’t mind a more casual meal. Break out your favorite wine and you’re ready for an amazing spring or summer evening meal.

Thanks for the great visit and I’ll catch you on Tuesday with a fun article about what’s happening on the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo show floor. I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you. Stay crafty, my friend.

Hugs to all,


5 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Kathy says:

    Can someone let me know how to actually cook this yummy=looking recipe. Please–I would love to try it? On a grill, in an oven, etc.?

    • Susan Archibald Debourguignon says:

      Kathy, just click on the “Sheet Pan S…” headline because it is a link. ?

  2. Martha L. McGreevy says:

    It was wonderful seeing you again this past weekend……….thank you for making room for me at the table……. looking forward to more classes in Ontario in November……………… Martha

  3. Deb Stueber says:

    I love the “Rawr” translation sentiment on the wonderful birthday card. What child wouldn’t love the card? Also am really amazed at the paper technique used for the train case. It magnificent!

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