Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends and welcome back to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog.  Who’s ready for a little creative therapy?  I have several fun projects to share so sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Accordion Mini Album By Monica Longard

Do you share my love for mini albums?  Then you are going to love today’s inspiration piece designed by the very talented Monica Longard.  Mini albums are the instant gratification of scrapbooking!  They make the perfect gift, you get to use all those gorgeous 6 x 6 paper packs that you’ve been collecting and you can typically finish an entire album in one day.  What’s not to love, right?

The gift of memories is priceless.  Just thinking out loud here, but if you’re making the album for a gift and the recipient is not a scrapbooker, maybe you can include some adhesive and/or tape runner so all they have to do is add their own photos.  This is also a great way to inspire your friends to give scrapbooking a try.  When they see how fun and easy it can be, how could they not join our creative world, right?  If you’d like step-by-step instructions, click here and I will be happy to take you over to Canvas Corp’s Blog so you can follow along as Monica shares how easily this little work of art comes together.  I hope this project inspires you to break out those treasured scraps and create something beautiful!

Happy Birthday by Lisa Tilson

I am a sucker for a gorgeous watercolor technique.  While spending some quality crafting time on Jennifer Mcguire’s blog, I came across this gorgeous card and knew I needed to share the inspiration.  The card was designed by Lisa Tilson who was a guest artist on Jennifer’s blog and boy, is she talented.  Big hugs to both girls for being such an inspiration to their fellow paper crafters.

Kudos to you for sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time.  I hope you, too, have been inspired to break out your favorite watercolors and give this technique a try, you’re going to love the end result.

Fabric Fall Pumpkins by Christy

I love these easy to make fall fabric pumpkins!  And not to worry if you don’t have a sewing machine, because this project only requires a little hand stitching.  My favorite is the one made of chenille (I just love the texture!) but you can use whatever fabric matches your decor.  Don’t you feel a sense of accomplishment when you create a beautiful home decor piece and it didn’t cost you a dime because you used what you have on hand?  Now that’s why we save our scraps!


For a complete supply list click here and I will escort you over to Christy’s blog so you can take down some notes.  Happy fall y’all!

10 Minute Thai Basil Chicken (Easy Gai Pad Krapow)

With a little help from our friends (Bill, Judy, Sarah, and Kaitlin ) over on The Woks Of Life Blog, you can have this amazing Thai Basil Chicken on the table in under 15 minutes.  Wow!  Click here and I’ll take you over for a visit so you can print out the recipe.

Thanks for the visit and I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you!  I’ll be back next Sunday with another session of creative therapy and in the meantime, happy crafting!

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