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Passions & Distractions
Crafty with a Twist of Lemon
Interests: Crafty things, shiny objects, food, theater, photography, fashion, life, working out, learning new things
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Hello to my regulars and welcome to those who are stopping by as part of the Collected Crafty Collab Hop! If you're following the hop, you should have gotten here from the incredibly talented Boryana. At the end of this post, I'll link to the next stop! If this is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Passions & Distractions
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Hello to my regulars and welcome to those who are stopping by as part of the Boo Crew Hop-lloween! If you're following the hop, you should have gotten here from Von Marie. At the end of this post, I'll link to the next stop! I'm so fortunate to have been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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October 1 means I get to share another 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Design Team creation! This month we are working with Beccy's Place! Beccy has a full and diverse line of products ranging in styles, so choosing the digital stamp I wanted to use was REALLY hard! Just when I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Hello to my regulars and welcome to those who are stopping by as part of the Collected Crafty Collab Hop! If you're following the hop, you should have gotten here from Tracy. At the end of this post, I'll link to the next stop! If this is your first time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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A lot of Wednesday posts are about wellness for me. This is about the value of taking some time to do what you love, even if it hampers yu from doing something else you love. I love nature, but I don't get out into it enough. This weekend, I visited... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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September 1 means I get to share another 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Design Team creation! This month we are working with Stamp On It, the company that handles digi stamps for Eureka and QKR Stampede! I had such a great time perusing the extensive catalog to choose a critter to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Hello to my regulars and welcome to those who are stopping by as part of the Collected Crafty Collab Hop! I have been given the honor of kicking this month's hop off! If this is your first time checking out this hop, let me share a little background with you.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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No list of rum drinks would be complete without the Pina Colada. More than just a catchy 1970s song, this drink mixes some powerhouse flavors for a sweet, satisfying sipper! I honestly think the first I knew about pina coladas came from the Rupert Holmes song Escape (The Pina Colada... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome back to Part 5 in my series sharing techniques and inspiration for using small stamps! This is the final installment in this series. If you missed Part 1, you might want to start here! Part 5 is mainly focused on using your small stamps for embellishments. As always, there... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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The heat of summer begs for a cooling, refreshing drink. Rum comes to our rescue yet again with the incomparable mojito! So full confession here: the very first mojito I had was a delicious pre-mixed bottled version. Ordered on a whim in a BBQ restaurant while on vacation, it came... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Just the briefest post to remind myself (and you) that sometimes it's ok to pause. Having deadlines and goals and ideas is great. But when it's not fun to hit the fun goals, just be cool with letting it go. Just because the candle flickers doesn't mean it has to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome back to Part 4 in my series sharing techniques and inspiration for using small stamps! If you missed Part 1, you might want to start here! Part 4 is giving me a chance to help the little guy, er, stamp really shine! That's right: today's post is all about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Left to my own devices, I would be on a boat right now, watching the waves lap against the sides, churning into a beautiful froth. And I would be doing so with a rum drink in my hand. Well, one of my plans is going to come true this month!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome to August and welcome to a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Upon the recommendation of Karen (Misplaced Mojo), NanaConnie of Grammy's Attic and Lynn from Creative Crafts By Lynn have invited me to become a member of the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Design Team! This is my first design team and I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
Thank you so much Donna! I was so excited when they came out exactly as I pictured!
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Thank you so much Lisa! I love the non-traditional colors too! It's an area that's newer to me! I used to stick with very solid colors and the first time I ventured out was trading out red for pink so the card was pink and green. I thought I was such a crazy innovator! Haha!
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Haha! Oh Marie, as much as I try to deny it, I see a Christmas Card too! It is begging to be one and will probably end up as one! No matter how I try to deny it! Thank you for thinking it's a good looking one! :)
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Thank you so much Boryana! I'm glad I'm not the only one who grinned when I saw the finished project!
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Thank you so much Karen! Haha! March is pretty much exactly when I was thinking of sending it out! (although I will probably cave in and just let it be the Christmas card it so clearly wants to be). And cheers to growth (and using up the stash!)
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Thank you so much Lounon!
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Thank you Anna! I will admit that this card checks a lot of boxes for me: retro, some simplicity, trees, lots of color.... I'm glad it made you smile too!
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As we close down the month of July and our focus on gin, I wanted to share a drink that brings back an alcohol we haven't worked with much lately. With just a touch of Chambord, you will have a drink that is both sweet and tart, complex yet refreshing,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome back to Part 3 in my series sharing techniques and inspiration for using small stamps! If you missed Part 1, you might want to start here! For Part 3, I wanted to work through some ways to just reduce the amount of space one is trying to fill. While... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
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Recently, I posted several pictures to Instagram and my personal Facebook page of some molded chocolates I'd made. The reactions were swift and insistent: when would I be shipping those out to friends across the country? Here's the thing, though: shipping chocolates is risky business, and not one I'm particularly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2020 at Passions & Distractions
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you went and watched the full screen version! I've been having so much fun coming up with ideas@ It's sort of funny: I made a list and every time I knock something off, I think of something else to add! This might be the series that never ends! Haha!
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