Sundays With Lorraine

Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to another week on the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog.  I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Sunday and that you are ready for today’s creative therapy.  After the busy week that you’ve just survived, you deserve a little creative time to unwind.

Celebrate Seven by Kim Wilson

We have all done those layouts that cost a little more than we expected, so to offset things a bit I thought you might enjoy this sweet layout using pretty much scraps.  Isn’t this a great way to use all those diagonal paper scraps that we all have on hand?  I like how Kim layered the paper strips side by side but left a little space in between so the patterns didn’t overpower each other.  Great tip!  Notice how the photos still take center stage, which is how it should be.  Don’t you just love the subtle texture that the machine stitching gives to the layout?  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the Bella Blvd blog so you can see how easily this layout comes together.

May You Find Comfort by Debby

Do you struggle with creating the perfect sympathy card? Then you are going to love this heartfelt card.  Butterflies have a very spiritual meaning for many, myself included, so having these gorgeous butterflies as the focal point is perfect.  You all know I enjoy a good watercolored project and this one made my heart sing.  I love how Debby enhanced the shading of the butterflies with her colored pencils; great tip, Debby!  Debby has been a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters and I highly recommend subscribing to her blog Lime Doodle DesignClick here and I’ll take you over for a visit.  Kudos to you for sharing those smiles one handmade card at a time.

How to Turn a Pallet into a Chalkboard Surface

I love these Jillibean wood planks, they are the perfect blank canvas for all kinds of home decor projects.  This 12″ oval wood plank is perfect for a fun handwritten message and comes together in no time.  Just thinking out loud here, but wouldn’t these make a great gift for the holidays?  The black and white color combo works with any decor so why not get a head start?  Click here and I will take you over to the Jillibean Soup blog so you can create your own chalkboard home decor piece.

Seafood Pasta by Dinner At The Zoo

Nothing screams summer more than a good seafood dinner.  This yummy seafood pasta is perfect if you are looking for something a bit showy for entertaining or for something different for your weeknight dinners. You’ll be happy to know that this yummy dish can be on the table in under an hour with a little help from the culinary genius of Sara.  Click here and I’ll escort you over to one of my favorite food blogs Dinner At The Zoo so you can print out the recipe.  Bon appetit!

Thanks for sharing part of your Sunday with me and I hope you have an amazing week in front of you.  I look forward to seeing you at one of our shows.  I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center and we’ll make something beautiful together!

Hugs to all, Lorraine

7 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Kim Wiechers says:

    This is the KC Breakdown Queen. I had so much fun working with you. I can’t wait to do it again next year.

  2. Carol Coleman says:

    Thank you Lorraine! Love the idea of enhancing the watercolor image with crafty colored pencils. It really brings out the details.

  3. April Blackwell says:

    Are you going to be at the Expo in Irving, Tx. February 22,23?
    I love love the butterflies!!
    Or can this be purchased now?

  4. Nicole D. says:

    Lorraine you are the icing on the “lemon” cake at the Expo’s! You make crafting so fun! You are genuine & real with a hilarious spark! Love your blog posts and looking forward to next year in KC 🙂

  5. Lorraine C. says:

    Love the border strips layout! I look forward to your article more than any other each week! Can’t wait to see you in Edison!

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