Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog.  I can’t believe how fast our 2019 show season has flown by!  I have just returned home from our last show of the year and I’m happy to report that the show was wonderful.  Big hugs to all our attendees, you are some seriously talented paper crafters and it’s always a treat to craft with you in the Creativity Center.

Let’s get started with today’s creative therapy, shall we?

Graphic 45 Album by Clare Charvill

Many of you know that I have a soft spot for a nice interactive mini album and this beauty is no exception.  Clare used Graphic 45’s new Dreamland paper collection; isn’t it gorgeous?  Dreamland is a twinkling fantasy world full of storybook delight, perfect for children’s projects, and if you take a look at the B side of the papers the collection includes some beautiful papers that will work well as backgrounds, too.  Mini albums are the instant gratification of scrapbooking and also make a great gift for the holidays, so why not be the hero this holiday season and give the gift of memories to those special people in your life?  After all, not everyone is as gifted as you are in the crafting world.  Kudos to all of you talented memory keepers, your friends and family appreciate all the love that you put into each and every page.


Felt Snowmen by Nichol Spohr

The end of our show season means the beginning of my personal holiday crafting season.  I absolutely love to create handmade items for the holidays!  There is nothing that says “I Love You” more than a handmade gift.  How cute would these adorable snowman tags be added to your Christmas gifts?  You can even create a set of them to hang on your tree.  With a little help from our creative friend Nichol, you can whip up several of these ornaments in no time.  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to Nichol’s blog Handcrafting Happiness so you can check out the instructional video and supply list.  Happy holiday crafting to all!


Swedish Meatballs by The Recipe Critic

I am all about easy and delicious weeknight meals.  Swedish meatballs are such a classic, perfect meal!  With a little help from our friends over on The Recipe Critic Food blog you can have this family-friendly meal on the table in about 1/2 an hour.  My family loves these meatballs served over egg noddles but I’m thinking it would also be great with homemade mashed potatoes and a simple salad.  Click here and I’ll take you over to The Recipe Critic blog so you can print out the recipe.

My hope is to inspire you to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things, and most important to have fun with your art.  Thanks for visiting and I hope you have an amazing week in front of you!

Hugs, Lorraine