Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog.  Now that our 2018 show season has come to an end, I’m in serious crafting mode.  I finally get to play with all those fun supplies that I’ve collected throughout the show year!  I hope today’s creative therapy inspires you to break out some of those new treasures that you picked up at the last show.

The Little Things Layout by Nathalie

What most inspired me to share this post was how Nathalie transformed this layout from “ok” to “wow!” just by reinventing the background.  Let’s face it. we’ve all had those layouts that we weren’t totally happy with.  Instead of settling for something she didn’t love, Nathalie decided to redo the part she didn’t like (the background) and salvage the part she did like.

Now that I have your attention, click here and I’ll escort you over to Vicki Boutin’s blog so you can see how Natalie saved her layout.  We all have those layouts that don’t turn out quite the way we expected.  Wax paper to the rescue, who knew?  Better than reinventing the wheel, isn’t it?

New Home by Jaine Drake

I will admit, I do love a good heat-embossed technique and this adorable card is no exception.  I was inspired both by the gorgeous colors as well as the faux batik background.  Who wouldn’t feel the love that was put into this handmade card?

If you feel inspired and would like to follow along as Jaine shares just how easily this sweet card comes together, click here and I’ll take you over for a visit.  Big hugs to Jaine for being such an inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.

Moments you can’t put into words by Riikka Kovasin

I have been on a Mixed Media kick lately which means spending some quality time on Riikka’s blog Paperiliitin.  When I came across this gorgeous layout I knew I needed to share the inspiration.  Riikka really has a gift for making all those layers magically come together perfectly.

Whether you are a Mixed Media queen or are just experimenting with the look, you are sure to pick up a few tips and tricks as Riikka shares how this work of art comes together.  This is one video you don’t want to miss; click here and I’ll take you over for a visit.

Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken

One of my favorite Chinese foods to order out is General Tso’s Chicken, so the thought of making it at home in the slow cooker really speaks to me.  Yes, you’ll be investing a little more time than ordering takeout, but you’ll make the best General Tso’s Chicken in the comforts of your own home.  I guess I am really appreciating eating at home after all the traveling that I’ve done during the last eight months.

Thanks for a great visit!  I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you and I look forward to next Sunday when we meet again.

Hugs to all!


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