Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog.  Can you believe that we are halfway through the year?  Time seems to be flying by, but not to worry, we still have 13 shows left for the season.  Click here and I will be happy to take you over to our website so you can start planning that much-needed creative escape with your crafty peeps.

Timeless Beauty by Rachael Funnell

What’s not to love about this stunning layout?  This work of art belongs in a frame, don’t you think? I love how Rachael was inspired by the photo itself and chose soft romantic pastel colors for the background; talk about dead on!  What a perfect background for a perfect photo.

Rachael has lots of tips and tricks to share, so be sure to check out her original post, you’ll be glad you did.  Happy scrapping, my friends!

My Wish For You by Kathy W. Clement

I know this card looks a bit intimidating, but with a little help from your creative friends Kathy, Emma Lou, and Heartfelt Creations and the Sweet Peony die you, too, can create some seriously realistic florals. In my opinion, the fun part is creating the dimensional florals and who better to share this technique than Emma Lou herself.  Click here and I will lead the way over so you can follow along with Emma Lou as she shares four shaping techniques for the beautiful Sweet Peony stamp and die combination!

Heartfelt Creations’ Sweet Peony Paper collection and dies make quick work of creating this gorgeous card.  Click here and I will be happy to take you over to their site so you can pick up your own.  You’re going to love this charming, old-fashioned paper collection, it’s perfect for all your spring and summertime creations!

Cross Stitch Baby Tags by Karolyn Loncon

Do you love the idea of crossover crafting?  Having the ability to merge your extensive talents is the ultimate achievement!  Add a small stitched accent or fill the tag with an intricately stitched design. The stitch-hole element is positioned within the tag so you can leave it in place, or choose to snip it out to use as a stand-alone die. The possibilities are endless.

To be honest, I haven’t cross-stitched in years but a project this cute makes me want to break out my embroidery floss and revisit the craft.  I’m also thinking this would make a great project to take on the plane as I travel from show to show.  Click here and I will escort you over to the My Favorite Things blog and you can check out the video.

Baked Fish and Chips by Well Plated

I love a good fish and chips dinner, but I am not a big fan of all the fat and calories when it’s deep fried. Too often the beer-battered fish is excessively greasy, and by the time I’ve added the chips, I leave dinner feeling overstuffed and guilty.  With a little help from our friend Erin, we can have our fish and chips and enjoy it without guilt.


In the oven, the baked fish becomes crispy and crusty on the outside, while the inside stays moist and flaky.  You’re going to love it!  Click here and I’ll take you over to Well Plated so you can print out the recipe, I have a feeling your family will be requesting this dinner again and again. Bon appetit, my hungry friend! 

Thanks for sharing part of your Sunday with me, I hope to see you back soon.

Hugs to all,


5 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Helen M says:

    I love your recipes best of all Loraine! Thank you for sharing your recipes and your wonderful creativeness.

  2. Konni ANDIS says:

    Can’t wait to see everyone in Schaumburg! Really wish you had an expo in Indianapolis!

  3. Cheryl Stapleton says:

    So great to see you, my friend! You do such great Creativity Classes!!! LOVE YOU❤

  4. Stephanie Beck says:

    Wow, beautiful projects! so creative and can’t wait for the KC Expo! Thank you!

  5. darci church says:

    Timeless Beauty is stunning. Makes me want to start using chips again.
    Love the soft colors as the picture jumps out. Thank you for sharing both.

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