Author Archives: Lorraine

About Lorraine

My mind constantly thrives on how I can create my next idea. I look for inspiration and run with it. It's amazing what you can produce if you put a little heart into the things you are passionate about and love to do.

Baby Shower Decoration Ideas


We recently had a baby shower for my daughter and I was in charge of decorations.  Since the party was not at my house, I had to make sure the decorations were simple and easy to hang (painter’s tape and washi tape was a life saver)  I used my Silhouette to cut the decorations and party ideas out.  It was a great way to use up some paper out of my paper packs.  Since this was a couples shower, we didn’t want to overwhelm the men with pink, so we used grays and oranges mixed with a hint of baby pink.  We used some tags that I made by using a Gelly Roll pen in the blade/pen holder.  The guests wrote advise on them and we hung them on a line of twine.  The Baby Girl sign was drawn with my machine with a Gelly Roll pen.





Nautical Baby Card


I had to laugh when I was asked to come up with a nautical baby card.  Only then to find out that I was creating a card for a friend to put on a themed packaged gift for my own daughter.  I used digital paper, sketching Silhouette files and shapes.  I love making the coordinating envelopes!

Nautical Baby Card

Nautical Baby Card


Drinks Anyone?


I love to doodle. I love to color. I doodled these drinks, colored them, then scanned into my computer so I could print copies and make some cards. I’m pretty happy with how they came out, especially on the first try.

I took it one step further and used some leftover drinks that I cut out. What better thing to do with them? Put them on a drink stand. I think this card is “Sweet”!


Vintage Camping


I would like to own a refurbished old camper someday. There is something about the simplicity entwined with the caring construction of pride that appeals to me. For now, I’ll sit and look at the one I just painted on a 1 ½” rock. I may add some more detail but for now it just makes me smile:)


Seahorse card


I was asked to make a seahorse birthday card. I used a variety of things to give it interest and texture. Glitter cardstock for the seahorse and coral. I embossed the seahorse with tiny dots and popped it off the page. I used “Wink of Stella” glitter pen on the stars of the sand dollar. Different backgrounds have it some texture. I used lots of SIL files to create this. The backgrounds were from a Pink Paisley Port Beach digital paper pack.


Nautical Birthday Card


A friend of mine asked me to come up with a nautical birthday card she could give to her son for his birthday.  I added the lifesaver last when I realized the card needed something more.  This is how it turned out.  I used digital paper for the background and added some dimensional texture by using hemp cord.