Sunday, December 12, 2010


I had another post planned. And, I was even going to try to show off my new websign skills by updating this blog's page layout. But miracle, signs and wonders have intervened.

This morning, while preparing for church, I looked down at the floor and discovered the most beautiful rainbow I've ever seen.

My rainbow

It was underneath my (messy) craft table. At first I just stared at it, wondering if it was real because I don't recall any rain. Then, even though I was trying to get to church on time (didn't happen) I felt the urge to grab my camera and take these photos.

a closer look

As soon as I arrived home from church, I logged on and looked up the biblical meaning of rainbows. Here's the best answer I found:

After I read this, I knew God was sending me a message. This week I have a VERY important scheduled (meaning, they want to talk to me) telephone meeting/pitch session regarding a life-changing deal I have been pursuing for several months. Although, I have been planning and preparing, I've been heavy with fear. Now, not so much.

I still have to be prepared. I still have to pray. But I'm not going to be alone. The victory is mine! In the mighty name of Jesus.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This Creative Woman...

(it's me!) featured on today's Where Women Create Blog along with a few other creative ladies.

Jo Packham, Paige Hilll and the WWC team asked a group of us to share our Christmas memories with their readers. We were also given the opportunity to spread a little holiday cheer with some giveaway goodies.

So go and visit the Where Women Create Blog today and enter to win my hand-beaded Mini Rosette Pendant Necklace.

Hand woven w/Japanese delica beads and
accented with Swarovski crystals and
14 kt gold-fill findings

Now, if I can only get my workspace in some sort of order, maybe Jo will consider me for the awesome (and popular) Where Women Create magazine. (Definitely a goal for 2011.)


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Facebook - Don't Make Me Hate You

Logged onto's Facebook page this afternoon to post the following video and got a "verification needed" page requesting my cell phone number. Huh?

I've been logging into the account daily since starting the page a month ago. Now, they want to "verify" me? Whatever...

This kind of thing (Google does it with YouTube) bothers me. Why on earth would a social media account need such personal information? And, why is there no opt-out for people who choose not to provide the information?

Truth be told, I NEVER give out personal information over the Internet. I use various dummy email accounts and 555-555-5555 as a telephone number.

Furthermore, I call BS on the "we need to know you're human" excuse these companies give. Tell the truth and let the consumer decide if they want to be tracked, have their personal information sold or be flooded with SPAM. Then give them a way to "pass."

Rant over.

The video I wanted to share is a vintage CROPPED! ('s online scrapbooking/papercrafting online video tutorials) episode called, How to Take Better Photos. (*The giveaway mentioned at the end is no longer applicable.)