I am so sorry for the TERRIBLE layout of this blog! It was actually pretty nice but one day everything went all amuck ??? No clue what happened....and since I don't really post here anymore I haven't bothered to figure it out. SORRY!!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Bridge, The Bear and God

I just got this as an email and wanted to share it with you guys... AMAZING STORY!

This bridge is on the Old Donner Pass Highway . It has a spectacular view of Donner Lake and Donner Pass on Route 40.

A bear was walking across Rainbow Bridge ( Old Hwy 40 at Donner Summit , Truckee ) on Saturday when two cars, also crossing the bridge, scared the bear into jumping over the edge of the bridge. Somehow the bear caught the ledge and was able to pull itself to safety. (You can actually see him better in the first picture)


Authorities decided that nothing could be done to help Saturday night so they  returned Sunday morning to find the bear sound asleep

After securing a net under the bridge the bear was tranquilized, fell into the net, lowered, then woke up and walked out of the net.

There is a moral to this story;  this old bear made a wrong move and found he was hanging by his nails. Somehow he was able to pull himself up onto the ledge where he saw he was in a very bad, impossible situation and what did he do?

Yep, he took a nap and sure enough, God took care of the situation while he was asleep.

The moral of the story is that when confronted with a bad situation, sometimes the best solution is to take a nap and let God take care of the rest.

God is on the job.

I like that!

Sunday, February 26, 2012



 I just discovered the most AWESOME online store! It is called "Blitsy".

It is actually up and running!  I just ordered $48 worth FOR FREE because of the $10 offer! (after just 2 hours of being signed up!)

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They have SUPER SUPER sales that start every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and go for a week....while supplies last!  

And it isn't just old stuff, I just bought BRAND NEW Tim Holtz stuff that I've never seen!

Like this KRAFT CORE PAPER!!!  No more screaming white edges!!!

And this ROLL of tissue paper!!! TWENTY SIX FEET of it!
These are just a few things that are ON SALE RIGHT NOW!!!  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Little Known Pinterest Trick


If you want to "pin" something on a site.  Select some descriptive text (like the title), then click on "Pin It" on the menu bar and the text that you selected will already be populated in the description field...no copying, no pasting required!   I LOVE THAT!  because typing something there is my least favorite thing to do!

* * * It doesn't work with the embedded "Pin It" buttons because the blog owner has already populated the description for you.

 Hope all is well in your world!  Have a great rest of it!
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Painting With SU! Inks

Hi All,

Just stopping in to say that I'm still here, just not doing a whole lot of "creating" these days.  Except over on my "doodle" blog.  It is easier to do a quick drawing than to pull everything out and come up with something new every day!

I started taking the Joanne Sharpe class on Tuesday so that is where I'll be "playing" for the next month.  We are making 3 journals in 29 days.  Not bad for the $35 she is charging for the class!  I have always loved her use of BRIGHT colors so I'm hoping to learn what she does to get them!  That really was my goal for signing up.  I don't like to take classes because they usually teach you how to create "their" look so when someone else does it, it still has the original artist's signature look.  Don't like that.  I want my own look...even though I like their's better, I want my own.

Guess what though!  This week I stumbled on a way to get BRIGHT colors!  I tested painting with SU! ink pad refills and it works!  LOVING IT!   Actually, I'm feeling kinda stupid that I haven't thought of it before because I use to use the ink from markers by coloring on plastic then picking it up with a wet brush.  Same idea, only much easier!

 Here is something I just finished painting:

BRIGHT, quick and easy!  I just put a little ink onto a pallet, added a TINY bit of water to the watercolor paper then used the brush to paint the color on.  You really want to add the water to the paper first because the ink soaks into the paper most right where you put it first so you end up with a darker spot....good if that's the look you want, bad if it isn't!

OH!  And I almost forgot to mention!  I was a "Featured Artist" over on RainbowElephant.com!  GO FIGURE!  THAT was a TOTAL shock!  Very sweet lady!  And she apparently has TONS of followers because I have gotten lots and lots of hits on the site!  YES!  Please, go check her site out and tell her hi for me.  Her blog is mainly focused on "Repeat Pattern Line Art", a phrase I had never heard before her.

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