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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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Welcome back everyone! Whether you're a longtime reader or coming here for the first time from the marvelous Marie, I'm excited to see you! The Squirrel Squad and I are back again this month with a new challenge! This month, we decided to CASE another Squirrel Sister's card! CASE is... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2022 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome back everyone! Whether you're a longtime reader or coming here for the first time from the amazing Lounon, I'm excited to see you! The Squirrel Squad and I are back again this month with a new challenge! This month, we focused on stamping or die cutting along the edge.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2022 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome back everyone! Whether you're a longtime reader or coming here for the first time from the amazing Karen, I'm excited to see you! The Squirrel Squad and I are back again this month with a new challenge! This month, we focused on a botanical theme with a specific color... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2022 at Passions & Distractions
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I knew I wanted to make a sympathy card next. I wanted to focus on a Clean and Simple (CAS) design. What I didn't realize was that I would have an idea for a second card on the heels of the first. I made a video working through the design... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2022 at Passions & Distractions
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There's no better way to maintain the momentum of a challenge than to launch in as quickly as possible making the first card! It helped to have an immediate birthday card image pop into my head! Check out the corresponding YouTube video to get a few answers to some questions... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2022 at Passions & Distractions
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Wish I'd thought of that name before I made the corresponding YouTube video (and the one that follows that). So what is the Three by One Challenge? Well, there's a few different things at play here, so I made a video! Now in case you weren't taking scrupulous notes while... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2022 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome back everyone! Whether you're a longtime reader or coming here for the first time from the amazing Marie, I'm excited to see you! I have been crafting way less than I hoped I would be by now (moving is a terror and takes way longer to recover from than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2022 at Passions & Distractions
Plain and simple: may this year give you so many reasons to celebrate, be grateful, love, and be loved. Cheers to you all! Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2022 at Passions & Distractions
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It's back, y'all! Once again I'm embarking on my old standby, Just Stash January! If this is the first time you've ever encountered this, read on for the rules (and my invite to pay along). I started this challenge is 2014, fully expecting to hate it. Oh sure, the reasons... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome to those of you coming from the amazing Anna, 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 Nov 22, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome to those of you coming from the amazing Bory, 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 Oct 20, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome to those of you coming from the amazing Anna 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 Sep 20, 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 Aug 22, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome to those of you coming from the amazing Karen, 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 Jul 21, 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 Jun 20, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome to those of you coming from the amazing Marie, 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 May 20, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome to those of you coming from the amazing Anna, 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 Apr 20, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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This month, we are generously sponsored by Sheepski Designs, a very talented designer from Leeds, England! I had an almost impossible time choosing the digital stamp I wanted to work with, but finally settled on the adorable critter you see above: Camoflage! For this card, I leaned a little more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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Welcome to those of you coming from the amazing Bory, 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 Mar 20, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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It's Time for Part 2 in my deep dive of ways to use stencils! Read on for the pictures and the video! One of my favorite ways to use stencils is for embossing! I decided I should collect all the ways of embossing them into one video! Check out how... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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This month has taken some unexpected turns that have severely changed my plans. While I wanted to refrain from much reposting, I simply couldn't resist reposting these cell phone wallpapers I made, perfect for those of you with the luck of the Irish, or just a wish to be as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2021 at Passions & Distractions
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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 Feb 28, 2021 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 Feb 25, 2021 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