Sundays With Lorraine

Hello my crafty friends! I hope your New Year is off to an amazing start. I am so excited just thinking of all the fun we are going to have during our 2020 show season. It has been 2 months since our last show and I must admit I miss you all terribly, but on a happier note, I’ve been enjoying some quality time in the craft room. The following projects inspired me to break out several new items that I picked up at the shows last season but haven’t yet played with. I hope they inspire you as well!

A Year In Review By Maryam

I love how Maryam journaled the highlights of 2019; what a great way to document those special memories! I was also inspired by all the stamped florals framing the layout. So pretty! Do you stamp on your scrapbook layouts? If not, I hope you’ve been inspired to give it a try. I love using my stamps to customize my scrapbook layouts, but it wasn’t always that way. I remember when I first started scrapbooking over 15 years ago, stamping and scrapbooking were two separate worlds/crafters, but I’m happy to report that we are now all one big crafty family! Have fun creating your own unique backgrounds for your scrapbook layouts one page at a time!

A Sweet Wish by Heather

When I discovered this beautiful card on Heather Telford’s blog, I knew I needed to share the inspiration. I share Heather’s passion for a nice watercolored background; add a fun emboss resist and you have a sure-fire hit on your hands. Emboss resist is not a new technique, but there is a reason it has stood the test of time. I can’t wait to break out my new Colorburst powders and play! I highly recommend stopping by Heather’s blog for additional inspiration. Big hugs to Heather for being a constant source of inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.


DIY Mason Jar Organizer by Casey

Has anyone made a New Years Resolution to try to be more organized this year? I know I have, which is why this adorable Mason Jar Project caught my eye. I guess it doesn’t hurt that I have a slight mason jar addiction. 😉 I use them for everything from drinking glasses, soap dispensers, luminaries, organizing my paper crafting treasures – I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea! Big or small, I love them all. Click here and I will take you over to The DIY Playbook so you can follow along with Casey & Bridget as they share a short video showing how easily this cute organizer comes together.


Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon

Salmon is a family favorite in my home, so I’m always on the lookout for different ways to mix things up. I love that you don’t need any fancy ingredients to prepare this yummy dish – which means no unexpected trips to the grocery store. With a little help from our friends over on Natasha’s Kitchen food blog, you can have an amazing dinner on the table in under thirty minutes! We all know what that means – happy campers at the dinner table and more time in our happy place – the craft room.


Thanks for stopping by!  We are about to begin another great year of fun and inspiration for our fellow paper crafters, and you know what that means: it’s time to start planning that much needed weekend away with your creative peeps!  Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to our website so you can check out our show schedule.  With this many shows around the nation, the question is not what show you should attend, but rather how many shows you can attend!

Don’t forget that even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can always join us online!

I look forward to seeing you soon. I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center!

Happy New Year & hugs to all!


58 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine

  1. Laurie says:

    Thank you for all the great details and wonderful projects. And the salmon looks great. Just picked some up and I’ll have to try the recipe tonight. Hope you all have a delightful day.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Thanks Lori, we’re all in this creative world together, It’s an honor sharing what’s happening in the paper crafting industry.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Welcome to our blog Mary Lynn, I’m So glad you were inspired by the mason jar idea. I actually have several they come in so handy. Since you are new to our blog Paper Affair, I’d like to give you a heads up, the entire month of February Stamp & Scrapbook Expo is celebrating National Stamp & Scrapbook Month. We will be giving away some pretty amazing prizes throughout the month so be sure to stay tuned….

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Me too, Journaling is a very important element in scrapbooking. Kudos to Maryam for sharing such a creative way to share our stories.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Glad you like them, I try to keep things short & sweet in the Kitchen, that leaves more time for our crafting time. Kudos to all those amazing food blogs out there.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Me too Donna, It’s been too long, I’m getting twitchy not crafting with you all at the Creativity Center.

  2. Diane Johnstone says:

    Even if the power goes out, you are a bright spot! Glad you enjoyed your time off. Look forward to seeing you in September – I hope. Last year it was so backed up you could not get a spot.
    Give extra hugs to fur babies.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      LOL! Are you referring to the water bottle lantern episode? I love it! That was truly a classic day and you guys were great. We made slider cards via water bottle lanterns. I will never forget it. Thanks for the smile

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Hello Karen, Thanks for sharing such kind words. Let me know how you like the salmon. Feel a hug

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      I can’t wait Lynn, I love the Puyallup show. You guys are so warm & creative, Its one of my “Cheers” Show, where everyone knows your name, lol.

  3. Rhoda M says:

    I’m going to have to try and recreate the dandelion card, I actually have the stamp so I can’t wait to get started

  4. Pat Medrick says:

    I love this dandelion card. Color bursts are so much fun.
    I am looking forward to trying the stamp and cut word strips .

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Me too, I have a thing for dandelions. Have you tried stamping and coloring your image with Colorburst? I love it and a tiny bit goes such a long way. Just make sure you stamp with a solvent-based ink to avoid bleeding,

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Hello Dorothy, It really is a great way to customize your layouts and I love that I get to break out my stamps more often.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Hello Valerie, You are gonna be very happy with our line up of workshops and wait until you see the projects that I will be sharing with you in the Creativity Center. I can’t wait to start our 2020 show season, I miss you guys terribly.

  5. Christine Kiehl says:

    Thank you for the past year of shares! I am looking forward to the coming year of shares as well as I haven’t been able to attend an Expo…yet. I do plan to in the future where perhaps we shall meet!

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      You are very welcome, I do hope you can attend one of our shows. I’ll be waiting to meet you at the Creativity Center.

  6. Beverly Jordan says:

    Love your inspiration today but the layout is something I’ve never done and really need to do!! Years just go by!

  7. Tammy trio says:

    Hey there my crafty and creative friend got to say that I will definitely be making this Mason jar project to put in my new design craft room…love this idea…..oh and now have a recipe for that freshly caught salmon yummy. I will see you in Pomona can’t wait for shows to begin! Xoxo

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      Hey Tammy, Glad you were inspired by the mason jar organizer, It will look adorable in your newly designed craft room. You are gonna love the Salmon recipe, so easy and tasty. Looking forward to seeing you soon, Pomona is right around the corner. Hugs

  8. Bonnie Lange says:

    Love to do water colored backgrounds and love yours. I think the Mason Jar project is FANTASTIC!!!!! Thanks for the ideas.

    • Lorraine Ungeheier says:

      I’m so happy that you were inspired. Thanks for sharing, I hope you give the mason jar organizer a try.

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