Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My!

Ok so no lions or bears. There was a tiger but he was far away with his back turned to us. While in Roanoke, Virginia last weekend we visited a Safari Zoo. It was great! I wish I could have gotten out of the car and walked amounst the animals. They were all so beautiful and friendly. They all got along well with each other and as you will see in the first pic some were a little too uninhibited with us humans. My husband wasn’t really thrilled with his close encounter.

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Paperwork

A friend left a big box of paper bunches here when she moved to California in a small travel trailer. So I thought I would make a post about which brand I like the best according to the ease of use. I have discovered that some aren’t as easy to use as others. So here we go.

1 Marvy Uchida  wasn’t the easiest to punch.

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McGill also not the easiest to punch.

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Martha Stewart easy to punch.

4Martha Stewart again and easy to use.

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This paper punch is by ek and I love this beautiful scroll and flower! It’s one of my favorites. It is decently easy to punch.

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t onic studios not very easy to punch.

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Recollection worked very well.

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The Paper Studio worked great.

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t onic studios again not the smoothest.

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Martha Stewart very nice of course.

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Recollections I really like it.

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Fiskars I did not  like at all, did not punch well.

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ek is easy to use.

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So I decided to make something with all of parts and pieces that I on hand.

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So my opinion is the best ones are Martha Stewart, Recollections and The Paper Studio.

I miss-calculated the size for the envelope and the top edges didn’t overlap so I had to tape them down. It was the first time I made an envelope but now I am hooked and I look forward to making many more cards and envelopes.

 

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The Perfume Lady

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Moth Beauty

Moths are so beautiful yet delicate. They really should not be handled as I did this one. If you must for whatever reason handle a moth put in your hand a cotton ball or something similiar soaked in a solution of sugar water 1-4 ratio and let the moth come to it. Just like a butterfly it’s wings should never be touched.

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Oh and they pee just like any other creature, not something I ever really thought about.

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I went outside later and found that it had a wound that looked as if a bird had tried to peck at it so I gently picked it up and laid it in the this potted plant where it would be safe to die in peace instead of being eatean alive. After awhile another moth just like it came in and rested beside it. It stayed there with it for most of the day as if it were trying to comfort a dying loved one. I don’t know enough about moths to know if that is indeed the case or not. I would sure like to think so. The injured moth appeared to stroke the other moth as if to say “thank you”. I noticed today that the non-injured one was gone. At the time I looked anyway. Maybe it is off getting food.  In the photo the moth on the right is the non-injured one.

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Such amazing beauty our Lord God created for us to enjoy. Praise Him all creatures great and small.

Check out Apronhead-Lilly to read of her lovely job as a foster mom to a baby hummingbird. http://apronhead.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/perhaps-the-end-of-the-story-at-least-my-part/

I have a question.

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What I’m Reading Now

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