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. Barbmac says:

    OMG! This soup looks absolutely amazing! I am almost drooling over it! I am pretty sure that is what supper will be tomorrow night! TFS!

  2. Eleanor Dinh says:

    Wow, so inspired by the ideas. I can’t waut to try the stamp and color pencil technique! Thanks!

  3. Lois Wright says:

    Lorraine! I can’t wait to see you in Grapevine and in Kansas City! I won’t give you a “police ticket” this year I promise, ha ha. You are always the bright spot at the expo!

  4. Karen Lacina says:

    This is absolutely lovely!! I’ve seen you on your You Tube channel pencil in this flower. It was memorizing!! Still trying to find some time to try this technique!!

  5. Carrie says:

    I LOVE the card. Can you talk some more about the distress oxides – I don’t know what those are? I need to use my colored pencils more – this gave me some ideas. : )

  6. Tammy Whitley says:

    I love how the card is stamped and then penciled. Its stunning!!! Such a beautiful technique that is very easy!!!

  7. Debs says:

    What wonderful tips, thank you. The soup looks amazing, especially since the windchill is -20 here in Mpls. Just waiting for the Super Bowl to start. Have a super day.

  8. Kathy Marshall says:

    I have never been a fan of meatballs, but that soup looks amazing! I love learning new techniques. For years I wanted to go to the creativity center at EXPO but never made it because the lines are so long. Last year I made the Creativity Center my priority and loved it. I can’t wait to see you in Arizona in September.

  9. sandra says:

    YES, love the card and technique. I have done this myself, and it just provides such an elegant portrait of the finished product. I love the receipes you include also. I love your articles and seeing you at the Expos.
    Great job on your part. You make us all get an incredible……you can do it attitude. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Connie says:

    I’ve seen you doing demos at expos but what I don’t understand is, do you sign up for one of your demos ahead of time or wait for one to end and grab a seat? LOL

  11. Susan Rasmussen says:

    Wow, some great blogs and things to share! I love the DIY frame. I will check out the blog from Whitney and Ashley on Shabby2Chic. I think my 2 sons might actually “craft” with me if I pull in some tools to do so. I LOVE the card by Debby using Altenew Stamps and pencils. Definitely need to break mine out on this Super Bowl Sunday and take some “me time”. Thank you for the suggestions.

  12. Jeanie says:

    Thanks for sharing some great ideas – love the card and will use that technique for some cards I will make. I’m busy “organizing” stamps while reading e-mails and watching videos as a diversion from football today.

  13. Karen Hale says:

    Love the Cosmos stamp set and your coloring made them come to life. The scrap page was stunning and the soup looks delish! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Lynn says:

    I love love love the cosmos coloring. They just jumped out at me! Thanks for sharing the technique for this.

  15. Maureen Hayes says:

    I love all the ideas, but I simply couldn’t get over Debby’s card! Just beautiful work. Thanks for always sharing such great ideas and so much talent with us each week.

  16. Linda H. says:

    That Scrapbook wedding page is stunning! I am inspired to try something similar. Thanks for all the amazing ideas. Soup looks soo yummy! See you at the Pleasaton Expo. I can’t wait!

  17. Lisa Schippert says:

    That lacy wedding layout should be framed and displayed on a wall. It’s beautiful. I also really like the floral card. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  18. Barbara Thompson says:

    I have never worked with chip board but I’ve made soup! And that looks wonderful. Thanks for the ideas!

  19. Phyllis Chamblin says:

    Hi Lorraine,
    I agree with Lois you are the highlight at the “Stamp & scrapbook EXPO” I love visiting the creativity center & when I can’t visit the “EXPO”, I love reading your blog & trying the techniques & recipes, sometimes tweaking them a bit to suit me.
    Can’t wait to see you in Pleasanton.

  20. Mary B says:

    The flower is beautiful with the color shading. I ‘m so excited you’ll come to the Orlando area in April.

  21. Cheryl Martin says:

    This is my first time here! I plan to visit regularly from now on! Your wedding page really is eye catching… breath taking, too. NICE

  22. Stephanie Stickney says:

    Simply beautiful & flawless! I love the color coordination as well as the card layout. Thanks for sharing
    OAN: The soup looks yummy!!

  23. Susan Brandli says:

    Wow now my mouth is watering, as I dig out my pencils. I will definitely play with this technique while the Super Bowl is on.

  24. Cheryl says:

    The flowers on that card are gorgeous! I love the clip frame too. So cute! Can’t wait to see Lorraine at the Expo in Duluth this summer, she is always such a hoot!!

  25. Mary Meyers says:

    The shading of the card is beautiful. A must try for me as I am always looking for ways to challenge my creativity. Thanks for inspiration.

  26. Gail says:

    Absolutely stunning! Going to have to try my hand at this but I highly doubt mine will come close to your beautiful work.

  27. Sandra Sandhoff says:

    What talent! You make it seem “easy” but it definitely is a gift! Those flowers are gorgeous!!!!

  28. Judy Belk says:

    Beautiful card by a beautiful lady. I Love scrapbook expo. I can not wait! I love the creative center and seeing you there with such patience and putting up with all of us! Thank you for sharing with us!

  29. Carol Carriveau says:

    Fabulous card……I almost got my scissors out to cut a small bouquet! Sooooooooooo life-like and beautiful!

  30. Carol Carriveau says:

    Your card is fabulous! I wanted to grab my scissors and make a beautiful bouquet from these beautiful flowers!

  31. Karen Buege says:

    A snowy day here in Wisconsin, so what better to do than see and read about your awesome projects featured – and I can almost smell the delicious soup!!

  32. Yvette Fife says:

    The card is just beautiful. I love using the pencils because I feel they are very forgiving They make it very easy to control the color just like you picture it in your head.

  33. Margaret Brooks says:

    I love the beautiful plain but absolutely gorgeous. Will be fun learning how to make them.

  34. Sherry Willis says:

    Love the pencils over pigment card. Hopefully I’ll get a seat at the Creativity Center, it’s always packed.

  35. Dee Levine says:

    Love the penciling and stamped card.. so looking forward to Orlando!!! I am 66 and love what you have postef!! Thank you!!

  36. Gayle Dix says:

    Gee Whiz…how exciting to check this blog out and see creative stamping and delicious menus. What a captivating combo! I love new ideas that are so beautiful but easy enough for us-non professionals to pull off. I truly loved the simplicity and gentleness of the flowers with the bold pop of the greeting – things I wouldn’t usually use together – but seeing the samples draws me in with joy and motivation to get to my craft room. Thanks oodles! Wanting more!!!

  37. Janna says:

    Love the gold and white color palette on the wedding photo. Beautiful and the tortellini looks yummy. Inspired

  38. PST metzger says:

    I lived all your ideas. Especially the DIY frame and picture with clips. I like the idea to change the picture and so easy


    I think I can take a break from my crafting table for a bowl of this soup. And yes of course with a torn piece of artisan bread with nothing less than butter. I love soup any time of the year and even though it’s 87* in sunny California (not bragging). Looking forward to Pomona.

  40. Vita K says:

    That soup looks yummy. I love the “you will forever be my always page”
    Works for wedding or anniversary or going off to college!
    Hope to see you in Pleasanton March 2018

  41. Marie says:

    Wow! Love the colored pencils over the pigment ink technique! Will need to try that.
    Also love the wedding page layout.

  42. Carol Casey says:

    Love to accessorize with beads and eyelets. They add so much with just a little. Looking forward to Kansas City.

  43. Shannan says:

    I met you in Schaumburg,IL last Oct at the expo. My daughter and I had a terrific time. Thanks for the chocolates at your class.?

  44. Carol Seely says:

    Love working with the colored pencils. Please bring some of these techniques to the Expo at Marlborough, MA this fall.

  45. Deltra Childs says:

    There is a first for everything – I’ve always wanted to create using eyelets and I’ve never had meatball soup with tortalinie! I can’t wait to create and enjoy something new!!!

  46. Karen says:

    Sunday, yesterday, I made Navy Bean soup (what my husband wanted to watch the Superbowl with……and hey, we – the Eagles – won)!
    But, I was in my craft room, as usual!
    And that gorgeous floral card is something that I just HAVE to try (as well as the new soup recipe)!

  47. Romaine says:

    The page was outstanding and it does want you to use the chipboard on more pages. The floral card is absolutely gorgeous. I only wished mine would turn out just as nice.

  48. 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!

  49. 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! 🙂

  50. 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!!

  51. 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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