Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. Our show season is about to start and I am so excited to have the opportunity to craft with you in person. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the projects that we will be creating together in the Creativity Center.

I am looking forward to another fabulous year creating with all of you at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Today I will be sharing inspiration designed by some truly talented paper crafters, so sit back, relax, and enjoy a little creative “me” time; you deserve it.

 You Will Forever Be My Always by Cathy Cafun

Cathy’s layout was inspired by her priceless wedding photo, but can’t you also see your Valentine’s Day pictures on a similar layout? I know I can. I love how the gold and white color palette provides the perfect background for the amazing black and white photo. It’s truly elegant.

I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite chipboard embellishments – the gesso, texture paste, your favorite stencils – and create some magic. For a complete supply list click here and I will be happy to escort you over to Cathy’s Blog so you can take notes. Remember our motto: No fear, don’t overthink things, just have fun with your art. You’ve got this.

Pencils Over Pigment Ink By Debby 

This sweet card is sure to brighten anyone’s day. What makes these stunning cosmos appear to pop off the card is the technique that Debby used.  She stamped the flower using Altenew Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set and pigment inks on kraft cardstock and added the details with some Faber Castell colored pencils, You’ll even get to break out your distress oxides.

I love how Altenew Layering stamps really take the guesswork out of shading; each set comes with both a background stamp and a detailed version of the same stamp. You are going to love them! Debby, being the sweetheart that she is, has linked all the supplies at the end of her article so hop on over and check it out, you’ll be glad you did. Debby always has lots of tips and techniques to share.

DIY Clip Frame Tutorial by Shanty 2 Chic

If you are a true DIYer at heart then you are going to love this sweet clip frame that I discovered on the Shanty 2 Chic Blog. Would you believe that with a little help from the two amazing sisters over at the Shanty 2 Chic blog you can make your own customized frame for about $5.00?!  It takes under half an hour and that includes time to print out one of those priceless photos from your phone. Wow!

What a great pishky (small gift) to send to your loved ones.  Because of the clip holding the photo in place, think of how easy it will be to update the photo throughout the year.  What’s not to love?  You have a $5.00 gift that you created in under half an hour that everyone will enjoy all year long.  Go you!  I highly recommend stopping by to spend some quality DIY time with Ashley & Whitney. I must confess I never used a drill or nailgun in my life until I discovered the Shanty 2 Chic blog and now I’m a maniac. Hugs to Ashley and Whitney for being such an inspiration to their fellow DIYers.

Meatball Tortellini Soup by Sugar & Spice By Celeste

This hearty Meatball Tortellini Soup is the perfect choice for a cold winter’s day.  If you are a fan of chunky soups with plenty of yummy ingredients, then you are going to love this one. All you really need to add is a loaf of your favorite artisan bread and you are good to go. You will be happy to hear that this delicious soup is a healthier choice than some, so there’s no guilt (well, until you add the bakery bread and butter). 🙂

Click here and I will be happy to take you over to the Sugar & Spice by Celeste food blog so you can print out the recipe. Bon appetit, my friends!  🙂

Thanks for a great visit; I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you. I’ll catch you next Sunday. Hugs to all!.

174 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Karen Kleinert says:

    Crafts should transform you out of your comfort zone. When you are done you can officially say I did that and feel really good. Great ideas keep it up!

  2. Emily Thorne says:

    That wedding LO is absolutely gorgeous! I love the layers of lace and trims but it still lets the photo shine through, which is what any good LO should do. After all the bride should be the focus on her wedding day.
    The card is so pretty! I have never tried colouring over the ink. That looks like a great technique.
    Thank you so much for sharing all the great projects! 🙂

  3. Audrey says:

    I can’t believe those flowers are stamped. I definitely thought they were a sticker or some other type of embellishment to give it that dimension. Also, the wedding picture reminds me just how much work I have to do, since I’ve done nothing with my wedding pictures. Time to get moving!!

  4. Jenna Murski says:

    The wedding layout is absolutely phenomenal! Love the inspiration, as well as the Shanty chic frame. Such a wonderful affordable, simple gift idea for friends and family.

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