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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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March 1 means I get to share another 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Design Team creation! This month we are working with Bugaboo Stamps! There are so many cute stamps, I had a really hard time choosing UNTIL I saw the Bugcat 6 Block! I instantly knew what I wanted to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Passions & Distractions
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It is time for another edition of Christmas In My Heart! This time I want to focus on solving a recurring problem of mine! So does anyone know if a reticence of going to the post office is an actual phobia? Because if so, I might have it. I always... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Passions & Distractions
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It's time for me to share something new with y'all and why it's important to me! I have started a podcast! Yes, the link is through Anchor, but as of posting, I should be on all the major distributors (Spotify, Apple, and wherever fine podcasts are played).This is a bit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome to those of you coming from the amazing Lounon, as well as those of you who regularly visit! Yep! The Squirrel Squad and I are back with another hop! As I'm sure you recall, each month we focus on a supply we've been squirreling away or a technique we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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This year I seem to be on a bit of a kick about using things up that I've made or had sitting around for a while. Whether it's backgrounds, embellishments, or even something that defies category, if it's not a complete project on its own, I've got an itch to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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This is it, guys! Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Galentine's Day! Happy Love Everyone Day! All rolled into one! I've shared a lot of love with you over these last two weeks! I hope you've enjoyed the presents and tutorials! Now I'm going to ask for a little love back! If... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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I wanted to keep today calm and I couldn't think of a better way to do that than with origami and these easy origami hearts. It only takes one or two of them for you to feel completely comfortable with how to make them. They are also inexpensive to make.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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When you're this close to the deadline, it's a good idea to keep it simple with chocolate bark. But simple doesn't have to mean boring! Everyone will want s'more of this creation! All you will need is: chocolate bark (available at the grocery or craft store, or even through Amazon)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Day 11 already? It's crunch time! Time for another easy gift wrap tutorial! This one is perfect for some individually wrapped candies. And you won't believe how easy it is to make! This weird little shape seems to be called a sour cream container. I've seen some individual servings of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Valentine's Day is weird this year. Just like every other holiday has been for a while now. Just like every day has been. And one of the things I miss the most is hugging people. Everyone will be receiving a hug that rivals a chiropractic readjustment as soon as I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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As we get closer to the big day, I naturally turn my attention to finishing the gift experience. One way to easily dress up a gift is to add a cute handmade tag! Now before you start thinking that that sounds like too much work, let me show you three... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Mondays are normally Mix-It Mondays, but instead of a cocktail recipe, I thought I'd mix it up a little and show you how to create your own bottle tag! This is one of those projects that I have been ridiculously excited about for some time, but kept putting off for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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We're at the halfway point of this series and I thought it would be fun to make some easy home décor that can really be used year round! But it requires I admit to a dirty secret. This is a secret that requires me to apologize to my fellow theatre... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome back for Day 6 of my 14 Days of Love series! I'm so glad you're here! After making cupcakes, I knew I wanted to do something I haven't done in a while: make cupcake toppers. Now in the end I didn't feel they looked right on the cupcakes I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Thanks for joining me for Day 5 of my 14 Days of Love series. If you somehow still have no idea what I'm talking about, just click here. I love delicious food and a holiday is always a good excuse for making something a little different! As I pondered what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Thanks for joining me for Day 4 of my 14 Days of Love series. If you somehow still have no idea what I'm talking about, just click here. Today's project was inspired by the phrase "cold hands, warm heart." But I have to be honest: I've never understood why I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Thanks for joining me for Day 3 of my 14 Days of Love series. Have no idea what I'm talking about? Take a quick moment to catch up here. For today, I wanted to offer a couple of versions of a free printable! Going forward, this printable can be used... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Thanks for joining me for Day 2 of my 14 Days of Love series. Have no idea what I'm talking about? Catch yourself up here. Go ahead! I'll wait! Great! You're back! Now that you know what's happening, I am excited to share some love with you! It is no... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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February 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 Jan 31, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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It has been such a pleasure to have so many people accompany me on the Just Stash January Challenge! On this, the final day of January, I wanted to spotlight the amazing art created by my fellow participants! For this final check-in, I asked each participant if I could share... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Yes, you read that correctly: 14 days of love from me to you! Now I normally start this on February 1, but that is actually when my next 2CCC post goes live. I have a weird personal thing where I don't like to post twice in one day, so here... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Part 4 of my series is here! We’re taking the fancy we learned last week and moving it to the next level! Molded chocolates are cool, but wait until you're making your own peanut butter cups! Or... the super cool, super secret filling I share in the video! It will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Let's take a little break from all this craftiness and get some nibbles. These bite-sized desserts are so delicious and really not hard to make! But you'll never know until you try! You will need: 1 pkg. refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (the big rectangle that breaks down into 24... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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As I'm strolling into the last week of January, I'm proud to say I'm still going strong! I haven't purchased any craft supplies (even adhesive!) and I have taken a very full view of my stash, using things that have been sitting around, and trying projects that have been on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Even for those of you who are relatively new around here, you've probably caught on to the fact that I love a good series! A series helps me really explore a topic. They also help keep me accountable. And if there is one area where I need to be kept... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2021 at Passions & Distractions