Sundays With Lorraine

Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog.  I hope your summer is off to a great start.  It’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a little creative therapy!

Pocket Pages with Studio Calico

Since summer is here and I know you will be taking lots of great pics, I thought you might enjoy a little pocket page inspiration.  I love this clean and simple layout; it has all the components of a perfect scrapbook layout with multiple photos, lots of journaling, and even a little hand stitching.  Hand stitching is a great way to add a personal touch to your layout. Quick, easy, and adorable, what’s not to love?

I hope you’ve been inspired to get some of those priceless photos off your phone and into a scrapbook.  Pocket pages are a quick and easy way to record life’s special memories.  If you are a long time, traditional scrapper, not to worry, just because it is a pocket page, that doesn’t mean you can’t use all of your treasured tools and supplies.  Traditional scrapbooking and pocket pages can coexist together very well.  I like to call it going hybrid, and remember that creating your own pocket cards is a lot of fun.

Colorful Glitter Paste & Stencils by Kristina Werner

I was truly inspired by Kristina’s YouTube video on using Gitter Paste so I thought I’d pass it on.  I feel a bit silly because I was so excited to share the inspiration that I didn’t realize until I added the photo that one of the cards was a Valentine’s Day card, oops.  But being the creative person that you are I know you’ll figure out how to change the sentiment!  🙂 This post is all about the gorgeous Glitter Paste and some creative ways to use it on a project.

Talk about a stunning card!  I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Kristina for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow scrappers.  I barely finished this post and I was reaching for my Glitter Paste.

Friendship Card By Sandee Shanabrough

I love this card that Sandee designed with Our Daily Bread’s new Stamp/Die Duo set called Friend to Friend!  This beautiful set features two dragonflies with dies to match and several sentiments that are perfect for sharing how much your friends mean to you.  The patterned paper is from the Christian Faith Paper Collection.

For a complete supply list and to see other designs using this must-have stamp set, click here and I will be happy to escort you over to Sandee’s blog Simply Southern Sandee for a visit.  I also recommend stopping by Our Daily Bread’s website so you can check out all the inspirational stamp and die sets; you’ll be in awe at all they have to offer!

How to Grill the Perfect Steak by Christy Denney

Summer is here and that means lots of those fun BBQ’s you’re known for!  There is nothing like a perfectly cooked steak on the grill.  Thanks to Christy and her amazing tips you, too, can cook that perfect steak at home.  Click here and I will escort you over to her food blog The Girl That Ate Everything; she has some mad culinary skills and is beyond generous about sharing.

Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy our creative time together.  Have a wonderful week and I’ll meet you back here next Sunday.

Hugs to all!